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:

U.S. streams are drying up (EOS)

“There are a lot of flavors of drought,” said Adam Ward, a hydrologist at Oregon State University who was not involved in the study. Abnormally dry stream conditions, a collective phenomenon termed streamflow drought, tend to follow prolonged meteorological drought, which is brought about by a lack of precipitation; the length of the lag depends on factors such as the size of the basin.

A study of dog parenting techniques has a definitive answer on how to make Fido the very best boy (Salon)

"Authoritarian pet parents are those who have high expectations of their dogs, but may be less accustomed to adjusting their own behavior in response to the dog's needs, whereas authoritative pet parents have both high expectations of their dog and a readiness to adjust their own behavior to help their dog feel comfortable, safe and supported," Dr. Monique Udell, a professor at Oregon State University who was the study's corresponding author, told Salon by email. 

At midlife, Gisele Bündchen is finally coming into her own (Medium)

But Bündchen is no ordinary middle-aged wife seeking some “me” time — she’s wife to a sports superstar. And while that may sound glamorous, it comes at a cost, or so says Steven M. Ortiz, an associate professor of sociology at Oregon State University and author of The Sport Marriage: Women Who Make It Work.  

Political science professor weighs in as political celebrities eye tight Oregon races (KEZI)

Oregon State University political science professor Christopher Stout said Oregon is normally a safe bet for the democrats, but recent poll numbers show an extremely close race. He said that's one of the reasons Oregon is being thrust into the national spotlight. 

Are you ready to join this Pacific Northwest vegetable cult? (Portland Monthly)

Lane Selman, an Oregon State University professor of horticulture and the founder of the Culinary Breeding Network, is radicchio’s self-appointed publicist. “Remember that Portlandia where Steve Buscemi is like, the PR person for celery? I was like, ‘Dude, this isn’t even funny. This is my life,’” she says.   

OSU, OHSU researchers take key step toward improving treatment for cystic fibrosis (KTVZ)

Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have taken a key step toward improving and lengthening the lives of cystic fibrosis patients, who experience chronically clogged airways and a dramatically shortened life expectancy.

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Pink skies: Janet Nishihara, executive director of the Educational Opportunities Program, says, "It's good to be reminded how beautiful Corvallis is in the fall." We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for upcoming events that support quality teaching at OSU? Seeking professional development? See Center for Teaching and Learning events list, the Academic Technologies events calendar and Ecampus Online Teaching Workshops and Events.


Board of Trustees: The OSU Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-2:40 p.m. to consider approving OSU President Jayathi Murthy’s goals for the 2023 fiscal year and advancing building projects, among other topics. The meeting will be held in the Horizon Room, Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted at Members of the public may attend the Oct. 28 meeting in person or view the meetings at

FYI Friday – CourseLeaf CLSS for Advisors, Faculty, and Staff: CourseLeaf CLSS is OSU’s section scheduling software and is primarily used by department schedulers to add, remove, cancel and otherwise edit section information that appears in the schedule of classes. While the ability to make changes in data in CLSS is limited to designated department or unit representatives, others may find CLSS a useful tool for querying or exporting term data, viewing past terms and proofing their schedules. Oct. 28, 10-11 a.m. via Zoom. Registration required.

Anthropology lecture series: Luisa Reis Castro (University of Southern California) will give the lecture “More-than-Human Segurança: An ethnography of microbes, mosquitoes, and humans in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” She will speak on Friday, Oct. 28 at noon. The free lecture is open to OSU faculty and students and accessible via Zoom in real time:

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th Street. Public sales are open to all shoppers Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: Marc Zimmerman, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, will present “Translating theory to action: A story of youth violence prevention,” Oct. 28, 1-2 p.m. in HFC 115 and via Zoom.

Educational Technology Support Drop-in Hours: Do you have questions regarding the use of university-supported educational technologies, such as Canvas, Gradescope and Top Hat? Stop by LINC 468 on Oct. 28, 1-2 p.m. for the UIT-Academic Technologies open office hour. Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology Fall 2022 Seminar Series: Joe LaManna will present on "Environmental Drivers of facilitation and antagonism: implications for forest populations, communities, and biodiversity,” Oct. 28 at 4 p.m., either in person in Learning Innovation Center Room 302, or virtually via Zoom at

John Grade talk and reception: John Grade's monumental sculpture, "Emeritus," suspended in the middle of OSU's giant sequoias in the Memorial Union Quad, is inspired by the form of an absent tree. This event will include an informal viewing of the sculpture, complimentary food/no-host wine and beer, artist talk, informal conversation and book signing. Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the SEC Plaza.

Wildfire documentary: A new documentary, “Elemental: Redefining our Relationship with Wildfire,” begins a weeklong run Friday, Oct. 28, at Corvallis’ Darkside Cinema. “Elemental” features interviews with scientists including professors Chris Dunn and Bev Law of the OSU College of Forestry. The opening screening at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by a question-and-answer session featuring the filmmakers as well as Dunn and OSU Professor Erica Fleishman of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.


Prescription Drug take back day: The DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 29. Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. Safely drop off your unwanted medicine at most pharmacies in Oregon. Or find a location near you at or


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. 

NEW! 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:

Kids’ Trick-or-Treat: The annual Trick-or-Treat Tour for families takes place on Halloween (Monday, Oct. 31) from 3-5 p.m. You must come to the MU Family Lounge to pick up a map with all of the tour stops before heading out. We have worked with many campus partners to ensure many opportunities for your children to pick up a treat. Costumes are not required but are encouraged. This event is open to students, staff and faculty and you must always remain with your child.

OSUAA Tailgate Town — Away vs. Washington: Celebrate and cheer for our student-athletes at a pregame tailgate before the OSU vs. UW game. Join Beaver football festivities in The Zone, just a few minutes away from Husky Stadium, on Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Meal is included with admission price. Register in advance by Oct. 30. 

UPDATED DATES! Beaver Boosters: OSU will be providing COVID-19 booster clinics on the OSU Corvallis campus, Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Thursday, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 62. Clinics are open to the public and will provide updated bivalent boosters for individuals 5 and older, plus COVID-19 vaccine for ages 6 months and older, while supplies last. No appointments are needed and vaccines are free of charge. Please bring your vaccination card. Visit the Beaver Booster Blitz web page for more information. Subject to change.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEWDepartment of Integrative Biology seminar: Erica Fleishman, professor in CEOAS at Oregon State University and director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, will present a seminar, "Starkness, beauty, and discovery in the Basin and Range," on Monday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. in person at the Coast Range Building Room 2196 and via Zoom. The seminar is free and open to the public.

NEW! PERS workshops: PERS All About OPSRP (for all OPSRP members, which are those hired after Aug. 28, 2003, at any stage of their career), Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m; PERS Retirement Readiness (for Tier One and Tier Two members that are within three years of retirement), Nov. 2, 9-11 a.m.; and Introduction to PERS (for Tier One and Tier Two members that are more than three years to retirement), Nov. 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m. All workshops held in MU 208. Workshops will also be offered online at this link

2022 Thomas Condon Lecture: Kathy Cashman, University of Oregon, will present “What’s under a volcano and how do we know?” Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7-8 p.m., with refreshments at 6:30 p.m., at The LaSells Stewart Center and online. For registration and details, see

FMLA/OFLA protected leave trainings: Lori Schmidt will present a training on protected leave for employees on Nov. 1 at 11 a.m.; register here. Whitney Brown will present a training on protected leave for OSU supervisors on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.; register here.

Center for Teaching & Learning Quality Teaching (QT) Talks: “Peer Observations and Portfolios: Advancing Teaching Practices,” presented by Brooke Howland and Funmi Amobi. Whether PO is implemented for evaluative or formative purpose, the overarching goal is to advance effective quality teaching that supports student learning success. Participants will discuss evidence-informed processes for leveraging evaluative and formative collaborative PO to maximize benefits to teaching and learning. ­­Nov. 8, 11-11:50 a.m., LINC 414

Hiring Q&A Webinars Hosted by Human Resources: These sessions are designed for supervisors and department HR liaisons. Feel free to drop in and ask your questions about the hiring process. We will have a panel of experts from different HR teams that work directly with hiring to assist with your questions. Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to noon, registration link; Dec. 7, 1-2 p.m., registration link; and Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to noon, registration link.

Take Note

Open Enrollment: Open Enrollment for PEBB benefits ends Oct. 31 Participation is mandatory for everyone and includes newly enrolled employees who have active PEBB coverage on or before Oct. 1, 2022, and employees that opt out of PEBB medical for the cash incentive. Failure to participate can result in a loss of benefits or out of pocket costs for your benefits. Participate online in the PEBB Portal or fill out paper forms and return them to 236 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-8578. Questions? Email: [email protected].

OSU's Open Educational Resources Unit is accepting proposals for the Affordable Learning Grant until Nov. 30: The grant provides funding to adopt, adapt or author an open educational resource, such as a textbook. An open textbook is one that is published under an open copyright license and is made freely available online for students, faculty and the public. All funding is a department-to-department transfer. Please talk to your department head about how this applies to the grant. Questions? Contact OERU Director Stefanie Buck. 

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. 

Traffic and Maintenance

Lane closure on SW Washington Way through Nov. 10: As part of the Washington Way Improvement Project, there will be a one-lane closure with flagging operations on SW Washington Way between SW 35th and SW 30th Streets. Work is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, starting Monday, Oct. 24 and continuing through Thursday, Nov. 10 (view map). For questions or comments on this closure, contact project manager Aaron Amoth at 541-207-5084.


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! Purchasing Analyst 2: Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management invites applications for a Purchasing Analyst 2. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), hybrid work position within the Procurement unit. Posting #P03839CT. Full consideration Nov. 9. Closes Nov. 17.

NEW! Purchasing Analyst 3: Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management invites applications for a Purchasing Analyst 3. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), hybrid work position within the Procurement unit. Posting #P03840CT. Full consideration Nov. 9. Closes Nov. 17.

NEW! Office Manager: College of Agricultural Sciences’ Academic Programs Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Office Manager position. Posting #P06150UF. Closes Nov. 11.

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time Grounds Maintenance Worker 2. Posting #P03824CT. Closes Nov. 13.

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time General Maintenance Mechanic. Posting #P03823CT. Closes Nov. 13.

NEW! Sponsored Programs Administrator: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for a Sponsored Programs Administrator position based in Corvallis. This is a F/T, 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting #P06175UF. Closes Nov. 15.

NEW! University Innovation Alliance (UIA) Fellow: The Office of Academic Affairs and Division of Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. The UIA Fellow will provide strategic project management to move UIA initiatives forward at OSU and serve as a data analyst for projects related to student success, regardless of if they are tied to the UIA. Posting #P06177UF. Full consideration Nov. 20. Closes Nov. 27.

NEW! Student Recruitment, Outreach, and Marketing Coordinator: Provide academic recruitment, outreach, marketing and program administrative support for the Department of Food Science and Technology. Proactively recruit new students for the academic program and lead outreach, marketing and social media efforts. This is a part-time, 0.80 FTE, 12-month position. Posting #P06171UF. Full consideration Nov. 20. Closes Dec. 12.

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time HVAC Control Technician. Posting #P03831CT. Closes Dec. 5.


“Don’t threaten me with love, baby. Let’s just go walking in the rain.”  ~ Billie Holiday

Corvallis: Rain likely today, high of 59, low of 47. Chance of rain this weekend.

Central Oregon: Mostly cloudy today, high of 58, low of 38. Slight chance of showers and partly sunny this weekend.

Newport: Rain likely today, high of 59, low of 48. Chance of rain this weekend.

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