Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media. For more about this section, see:

More colleges are hiring crisis-response teams for mental-health emergencies (Chronicle of Higher Education)

When an emergency call reaches Oregon State University’s public-safety department, dispatchers don’t automatically send the police. Instead, they can choose to send members of the university’s new crisis-response team — professionals trained to calm and support someone in distress — in place of law-enforcement officers or alongside them.

Oregon State, U.S. Dept. of Energy researchers take key step toward big gains in plastic recycling (Bioengineer)

Researchers including an Oregon State University College of Engineering faculty member have taken a key step toward greatly expanding the range of plastics that can be recycled. (see also AZO Cleantech)

Couple discovers what appears to be a 'globster' on the Oregon Coast (KTLA)

KOIN 6 News contacted Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center to see if a marine biologist could share more information about the mysterious discovery on the beach.

How to burn twice as many calories while walking (AOL)

Just how many calories will you burn by walking? "A quick guesstimate of how many calories the average person burns is 100 calories per mile — and that's whether you're running a marathon or taking a nice leisurely stroll," says Timothy Burnett, Ph.D., an instructor of kinesiology at Oregon State University Cascades.

Portland State University's decline in student enrollment has cost millions; expected to continue (OPB News)

Two of the state’s largest universities have enrollment trends that appear to be going in opposite directions. While Oregon State University has continued to grow its student population during the pandemic, initial figures for this school year show that Portland State continues to shrink.

Alaska Communications rolls out fibre for subsea monitoring (Capacity)

Alaska Communications in collaboration with Oregon State University’s College of Engineering to transmit wave activity data from the ocean floor via its subsea fibre optic cable.

How your local Extension Service can help you grow a gorgeous garden (House Digest)

Your local extension office not only helps you grow food, many offer classes on safe food preservation for that bumper crop of tomatoes you'll get after all that knowledge you have received. In-person food preservation classes can be a lot of fun and are usually free or inexpensive, and they are a great way to make new friends with similar interests. There are also online classes, like this one offered by Oregon State University.


Today's photo

Valley fog: Andrea Allan, senior instructor with the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, sent in this shot of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in the valley fog, looking east from their balcony. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: The term goes by fast, and missing class or falling behind can be a barrier to success. Individual outreach is a great way to demonstrate care and encourage engagement. Visit the Academic Success Center’s Outreach & Referrals page for information on outreach types, design and language to support your students.


ADVISORY: An event tonight on the Corvallis campus’s Memorial Union Quad will briefly feature bright lights as part of the program. Lights will be projected onto the Memorial Union and into the sky around 9:30 p.m.; the illumination will last under five minutes.

LeGuin symposium: The Anarres Project for Alternative Futures celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel “The World for World is Forest” by hosting a free Zoom symposium Oct. 14, 9 a.m. The symposium features presentations from international scholars and activists interested in finding ways for Le Guin’s story to inform our contemporary social movements struggling against violence, oppression and social injustice today. Free and open to the public. To view the program and register for the event:

FYI Friday – The OSU Community and Cybersecurity: What does it all mean? October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Come and participate in a conversation about cybersecurity and get updates from the Office of Information Security. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered. Part of the Fall 2022 FYI Friday series; Oct. 14, noon to 12:45 p.m. via Zoom. Registration required.

Music à la Carte: Chintimini Brass. The Willamette Valley's premier professional brass quintet formed in the summer of 2016, with many of its founding members still performing. Members Trevor Wilson, Ken Saul, David Sorenson, Brian Wilson and Isaac Andrew love sharing music with others. Join us for a free, live, in-person, lunch hour performance on Oct. 14 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge.

The OSU Community and Cybersecurity: What does it all mean? Ever wonder about phishes, cyber security threats, and how the OSU community is affected by them? Have you wondered if you can help defend against them? Join the Office of Information Security on Oct. 14 at noon for a virtual event to get your questions answered. Register at:

UPDATED TIME! Center for Teaching and Learning Sparkshop: Openings and closings matter: Tips for making the first and last few minutes of class effective and reflective. Ever wondered how to grab students’ attention as soon as they enter your class and engage them in reflecting on their learning before they leave? We will discuss evidence-informed tips for leveraging student learning success during the opening and closing minutes of class. Oct. 14, noon to 12:20 p.m. Zoom link will be provided when you register.

College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: “From participatory management to participatory evaluation: Sharing power in a community-based organization” will be presented from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, HFC 115 and Zoom, by Ricardo B. Contreras, applied anthropologist and executive director of Casa Latinos Unidos. Co-sponsored with the CPHHS Global Health program.

Assessment Leads and Assessment Personnel: Join the team from Assessment & Accreditation for the fall undergraduate programs assessment workshop on Friday Oct. 14, 1-2 p.m. in Milam 215. We look forward to sharing our new program assessment rubric, presenting the findings from the annual assessment reports and updating the assessment process.


Student leadership event: Community Engagement & Leadership is hosting a day-long immersive leadership experience, “Beavs Lead: Spark,” on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the AAPC. Students will have the opportunity to explore their personal leadership. This event is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Register here:

Alumni Center pregame tailgate | OSU vs. Washington State (Homecoming): Cheer for the Beavs at Oregon State’s homecoming game. Fuel up your Beaver spirit with swag giveaways, photo booths and indoor lawn games at the OSU Alumni Association Tailgate Town, presented by OCCU. The free festivities at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center begin three hours before kickoff on Oct. 15. Explore more homecoming events.

6th Annual Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgate: Get the game day hype started with new and old friends before the Homecoming game vs. WSU on Oct. 15. Join the free, family-friendly pregame tailgate outside of the Centro Cultural César Chávez and enjoy food, drinks, photo ops, a DJ and more. Please register by Oct. 13. Limited walk-ups may be available. 


NEW! Solidarity with Iranian protesters: Students are holding a demonstration on Monday, Oct. 17 from 2-3 p.m. by the MU stairs in solidarity with Iranian protesters. The demonstration is aimed at spreading the messages of the Iranian people and honoring their strength, especially the women and girls who are fighting with all they have. The OSU community is welcome to join in support of Iranians abroad and the Iranian community in Corvallis. 

NEW! Extension open house: OSU Extension Linn County is hosting an open house, Oct. 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Come meet the staff, learn more about our programs, door prizes, refreshments and more. This also serves as an open house for our 4-H program. 33630 McFarland Rd, Tangent (Corner of Old Hwy 34 & McFarland Rd). 

NEW! "The Scientist's Warning" Film Premiere with Bill Ripple: A screening of a new film featuring Bill Ripple takes place Tuesday. Ripple is leading a movement for scientists to step out from behind the data and advocate for our planet. Oct. 18, Whiteside Theatre. Doors and refreshments at 6 p.m.; film at 7 p.m. Introduction by Kathleen Dean Moore. Ripple will join filmmaker David Baker for a Q&A following the screening. Beer from Worthy Brewing will be available. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project. 

NEW! Crux Fermentation Project, OSU Tailgate Oct. 22: See what’s brewing with OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Crux Fermentation Project and the OSU Alumni Association at a lively tailgate prior to the game against Colorado Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Enjoy Crux and OSU Brewery samples, treats from the Beaver Classic food truck and experience the Crux Fermentation Project's Gypsy Coolship. The first 100 people to sign up for the event will each receive one free drink ticket to be used at OSUAA Tailgate Town, also hosted in the OSU Alumni Center. Register today at

NEW! OSUAA Tailgate Town - Away vs. ASU: Join Beaver football festivities at the Westin Tempe’s Opal Ballroom/Sunstone Terrace to get your game face on before the OSU vs. ASU game. Mingle at the tailgate just a few minutes away from Sun Devil Stadium on Nov. 19 beginning 2.5 hours before kickoff. Meal is included with admission price. Register by Nov. 14. 

Disabled Students Union Halloween bake sale: Black candy apples and witches brew, molasses cookies and monster marshmallows melting in our hot swamp chocolate...Savor our sweet fly cemetery pies, Snickerdoodle cookies and cupcakes and howl at our Halloween bark. Find these deliciously spooky treats and much more at our Halloween Bake Sale on Monday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the SEC Plaza. Drive. For more information contact [email protected].

Historic Fairbanks Hall is open: To mark the reopening of historic Fairbanks Hall and its renovated studio and gallery spaces, faculty and alumni of OSU’s art program present "Through Line," a show featuring painting, photography, sculpture and video art, Oct. 14-Nov. 13, in Fairbanks Gallery and Praxis Gallery. Also, "Willamette Streamflow, 2022," an outdoor installation by Adrien Segal, commissioned through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program, managed by the Oregon Arts Commission. The galleries in Fairbanks will host a wide array of shows by faculty, students and guest artists throughout the academic year. An artist’s reception for the current exhibition and new installation will take place on Oct. 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m. in conjunction with the downtown Corvallis Art Walk.

Beaver Music Preview Day, Oct. 26: Do you know a high school student considering pursuing music in college? Beaver Music Preview Day is a chance for them to meet our music faculty, hear about our majors and options in music, sing with our choirs, play with our bands, talk to students and professors and learn about scholarships and auditions. They may even schedule an audition for this day. Open to high school students only. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More information, registration, schedule.

Oregon Stater Awards: Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Presented by the College of Engineering, the Oregon Stater Awards honor alumni whose contributions to the field exemplify Oregon State’s leadership over the past 150 years. Open to College of Engineering alumni, friends, industry professionals, faculty and staff. Attendance is free and available on a first-registered, first-served basis. Details and registration:

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Cybersecurity Month Panel: Reserve your spot for a free lunch on Oct. 18 at noon in the MU Horizon Room.  Learn about Cybersecurity trends and issues from the perspective of agency and industry leaders: Ken Bible, Chief Information Security Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, along with representatives from Microsoft and Mandient. More info at

NEW! Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2024-25 Info Session: Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award opportunities and the application and selection process on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. This is an interactive session with Fulbright Association Program staff who will take live questions. The catalog of awards for 2024-25 will be posted in February 2023. Register at

October Research Integrity Forum: This month’s session, "Simplifying Review of Human Subjects Research at OSU," presented by Christopher Viggiani, associate vice president for research integrity, and Bridget Watson, HRPP administrator, will focus on steps that are underway to modernize the human research protections program, including a new software platform, a streamlined application form featuring a new exempt request process and more. Oct. 19, 1 p.m. via Zoom. Register here. For more information, email [email protected].

Title IX Campus Partners Panel Discussion: In keeping with OSU’s plans to celebrate the spirit and the letter of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access is sponsoring a panel discussion with campus partner offices. The panel will take place on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center. Panelists will provide an overview of their respective roles and responsibilities when a complaint intersects or crosses jurisdictional borders with EOA’s sexual harassment or sexual misconduct processes. For questions or accommodations, contact EOA at [email protected] or 541-737-3556.

“Back from Nuclear Brink: Prescription for Survival." Speaker Dr. Ira Helfand is a physician and a world leader in nuclear disarmament and health and is affiliated with two Nobel Peace Prize-winning groups. He co-chairs the Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee, and previously served as president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in MU 13.

College success for veterans: OSU’s College of Business is hosting a College Success Workshop in partnership with the Warrior-Scholar Project on Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Austin Hall 126. This is a free one-day workshop for veterans and service members transitioning to college. The workshops are taught by fellow enlisted veterans who are currently enrolled in four-year universities. You do not have to be a current OSU student. Lunch, parking and light snacks will be provided at no cost to registered attendees. Register online by Oct. 21. Contact Caiden Marcus-Brist ([email protected]) with questions.

Take Note

Volunteer at Career Fairs: Want to gain event logistics experience? Be a welcoming face for Oregon State when you sign up to assist at an in-person career fair. Volunteer slots include opportunities to connect personally with employers when they arrive on campus and to work side-by-side with professionals on the Career Development team. Sign up here. Questions? Contact the Career Development Center.

Recruiting participants for bicycling simulator experiment: The OSU Bicycling Simulator lab is seeking participants for an experiment who are at least 18 years old and have ridden a bicycle in the last 10 years. The purpose of this study is to make autonomous vehicles safer for bicyclists. Participation involves a one-hour time commitment and coming to the OSU Bicycling Simulator. Persons who participated in the first stage of this study (pedestrian or bicycle, conducted January 2022) are ineligible to participate. Participants will be compensated $20 for their time. To schedule a time to participate or for more information, please email Amy Wyman at [email protected]

Affordable student health insurance is available: Enrollment is open through Friday, Oct. 14. Domestic, Ecampus and PharmD students can easily signup for the OSU Insurance Plan from PacificSource. The plan provides access to a vast network of local and nationwide care providers. More info:

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis and Bend campuses and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits without restrictions. Please note the FDA has extended the self-test kit expiration dates by six months. 


This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: To apply for the below positions, visit unless otherwise specified.

NEW! Assignments and Room Management Coordinator: The Assignments and Room Management Coordinator (ARMC) serves as a member of Operations and Facilities within University Housing & Dining Services. In collaboration with the Assistant Director, Operations, the ARMC provides programmatic leadership to and manages the Assignments and Room Management Program as well as represents the department at numerous campus visit and orientation programs. Posting #P06091UF. Closes Oct. 23.

NEW! The Controller’s unit is currently recruiting for up to two classified, Fiscal Coordinator 2 positions. Posting #P03806CT. Full consideration Oct. 21. Closes Oct. 25.

NEW! College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a Farm Operations Manager. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Vegetable Research Farm, including assisting project leaders in planning, coordinating, implementing and managing research plots and managing facility services. The selected candidate has a choice to live in a house on site with reduced rent. Posting #P06056UF. Closes Oct. 31.

NEW! Administrative Services Director: OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Administrative Services Director position. Posting #P06138UF. Closes Nov. 1.


“You don't waste October sunshine. Soon the old autumn sun would bed down in cloud blankets and there would be weeks of gray rain before it finally decided to snow.” ~ Katherine Arden

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 81, low of 45. Sunny this weekend.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 78, low of 48. Sunny this weekend. 

Newport: Sunny today, high of 73, low of 53. Sunny this weekend.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: