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. Content appearing includes timely news and feature stories from broadcast, print and online sources. Occasionally, opinion pieces and first-person columns appearing in mainstream media outlets that are written by faculty members and pertain to their academic or professional expertise may be included based on their unique, informative value, timeliness and space constraints. It is not the policy of OSU Today to include Letters to the Editor.


Childcare options for toddlers and infants scarce, pricey in Lane County (Register-Guard)

In Lane County, for babies 2 and younger, there is only one child care slot for every eight children who need care, Oregon State University researchers found.


Google expanding into Meier & Frank Building in downtown Portland (Oregonian)

The Meier & Frank Building, which looks out on Pioneer Courthouse Square, housed the iconic Portland department store from 1909 until 2017. It’s now home to a variety of organizations, including The Nines hotel, Japanese department store Muji and an Oregon State University satellite campus.

This artist's subjects: Exonerated prisoners' first taste of freedom (LA Times)

“Some years past, and we still have capital punishment,” Green said by phone from Corvallis, Ore., where the artist teaches at Oregon State University. “So I thought I should start this new project.”

New OSU research says your cat loves you just as much as your dog (OPB)

New research from the Human-Animal Interaction Lab at Oregon State University shows that cats form attachments to their owners in ways similar to dogs ­— and even babies.

OSU researcher to help develop small, driverless cars for nationwide autonomous vehicle project (Register-Guard)

An Oregon State University researcher will get to spend the next three years helping design and build a fleet of tiny, driverless cars that will support work at 30 different labs studying autonomous vehicles while also developing a manual so other researchers can build their own.

Oregon Senate GOP leader questions whether human activity is causing global warming (OPB)

David Wrathall, an assistant professor of natural hazards at Oregon State University, is a lead author for the International Panel on Climate Change. He said the panel’s scientific reports show an “unequivocal link” between human activities and warming temperatures.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony kicks off season with Sunday concert, high school vocalists (Gazette-Times)

The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2019-20 concert season on Sunday afternoon with a pair of Mozart works, including an overture that conductor Marlan Carlson thinks is a perfect fit for the times.

OSU hosts session on impeachment (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is hosting a free forum on impeachment at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in Room 128 of the Learning Innovation Center, 165 SW Sackett Place.

Today's photo

Fall colors: This autumnal shot of Weatherford Hall was taken during a previous fall by Traci Durrell-Khalife with the department of integrative biology. 


Listening sessions: Faculty Senate and OSU leadership will host two listening sessions at OSU-Cascades on Oc. 4. From 10-11:30 a.m., there is a Baccalaureate Core Listening Session for all students and faculty in TYKH 207. The organizers hope to hear concerns related to the Baccalaureate Core, potential ways the Core could be changed, as well as convey what is being done well. This is the first of five sessions, with the remaining sessions occurring on the OSU-Corvallis campus. From noon to 1:30 p.m., there is a Faculty Governance Listening Session in TYKH 207 for faculty to identify governance concerns, what they feel is not working well or whatever issues they wish to discuss.

Cheese sales: Time to restock your fridge and your bellies with Beaver Classic Cheese. Come try five cheddars, two Swiss, two Provolones and cheese curds. Today from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 159 Withycombe Hall. You can also find them at the Saturday downtown Corvallis Farmer's Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Apply now for the OSU Ecampus Research Fellows Program: If you are interested in conducting research about online teaching and learning, the OSU Ecampus Research Unit will help you plan your proposal for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. The OSU Ecampus Research Unit annually funds up to five faculty and/or department projects, $20,000 each, to support research in the areas of distance and online education, including hybrid delivery. Info sessions will be held  Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Valley Library, Drinkward Conference Room. Applications are due Nov. 1. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Dello Stritto,

Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. Products include fresh and cooked/smoked sausages, bacon, retail cuts, jerky, snack sticks, and Beaver Classic cheese. The store is at 3260 SW Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Contact for questions regarding the store.

Music a la Carte: Angela Carlson and Rebecca Jeffers, four-hand piano recital. Friday, Oct. 4, at noon. Memorial Union Lounge. Free. 

Grandmother Rock Lectures: Kassandra Rippee, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Coquille Indian Tribe, will lecture on “Coquille Cultural Landscapes and Community” on Oct. 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in LINC 268. The lecture series is a collaboration between the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, College of Liberal Arts, the Office of Institutional Diversity and the NAGPRA Office. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

CMLC Cooking Class: Bread Malai Rolls: Aafia teaches how to prepare this light and sweet South Asian dessert made with heavy cream and bread. Oct. 4, 1-3 p.m., Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 2638 NW Jackson Ave. Cost is $10. Email for more information or call 541-243-8976.

Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of Biodiversity Seminar Series: Elizabeth Borer, associate professor at the University of Minnesota, will kick off the fall EECB seminar series with a lecture titled "From elements to elk and elephants: Effects of nutrients and herbivores in global grasslands." Friday, Oct. 4, 3-4 p.m., LINC Room 302. 

Giustina Gallery at OSU to exhibit "My Secret Double" Oct. 1-30: “My Secret Double – an International Exhibition,” featuring the works of artists from the Northwest and the Baltics, will be on display Oct. 1-30 in the Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. The exhibit captures artists’ personal journeys during their struggle with addiction or depression, including anger, suicide, fear and loss of hope. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the gallery. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

Oregon State Volleyball Faculty/Staff Friday: Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Gill Coliseum, versus California. $5 tickets available at the gate for Oregon State staff and faculty.

Visiting Writers Series: Jia Tolentino, author of "Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion," will read at The Black Box Lab Theater in Withycombe Hall on Oct. 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 


UAOSU Bargaining at Cascades Campus: Saturday, Oct 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 205 Obsidian Hall. UAOSU and the administration’s team will discuss academic freedom, health and safety, facilities and workspaces, evaluations, promotion and tenure and more. Click here to see UAOSU’s 48 proposals and the administration’s 19.

Volleyball: Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Gill Coliseum, versus Stanford.


Corvallis-OSU Symphony: featuring Mozart’s “Overture to Don Giovanni” and “Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds”; and Bruckner’s “Te Deum” featuring local high school choirs. Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. Ticket information at:


NEW! Digital Community Meeting: Join OSU’s community of digital workers to join in on the project management throw down, learn how to use card sorting in your content strategy and UX work, see a sneak peek of the new student dashboard and more. Oct. 8 from 2-4 p.m. in Cascade Hall 136. Learn more at Drupal at Oregon State University. We welcome all who work on the internet at OSU.

NEW! Innovation Days @ OSU: Research Impact Resources: Are you working on a research project that could have societal and economic impact? Interested in learning about resources available to help develop this research into something that might attract an industry partner or a startup? Join us on Oct. 17 from 3 – 5 p.m. in MU 109 to learn how engagement in Innovation and Entrepreneurial activities will increase your research impact, can increase industry engagement, increase your odds for competitive grants, lead to more publications and more citations of these publications. Register here:
Valley Library’s 20th anniversary: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the library’s expansion and remodel, a display about the library’s history is up Oct. 7-18 near the library’s main entrance. At the exhibit launch on Oct. 7 at 4 p.m, free food is available. The exhibit is in conjunction with the $20 for 20 fund-raising effort to improve spaces in the Valley Library for study spaces, classrooms, exhibits, and other learning spaces. Donate at

Homecoming 2019 – Your OSU. Your Home:  Celebrate Homecoming Oct. 7-12 with a variety of student competitions during the week. On Friday, Oct. 11, attend the lecture by climate scientist and alumnus Warren Washington and later that night check out Battle of The DJs at the Memorial Union Pavilion. On Saturday, Oct. 12, join the homecoming celebration at a variety of tailgate locations, including the Alumni Center, the multicultural alumni and friends tailgate at Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, the College of Forestry tailgate celebrationASOSU/Beaver Caucus homecoming celebration at the Alumni Center, or the NROTC Foxhole & Fantail Alumni Muster. Are you tailgating on your own? Join the Tailgate Decorating Contest and decorate your tailgate like “Benny’s living room” for a chance to win prizes. #Bennyslivingroom

Flu Shot Clinics: The Office of Human Resources in partnership with Fred Meyer Pharmacies will offer flu shot clinics for faculty, staff and their dependents age 7 or above on Oct 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in  the MU Ballroom. Bring your insurance card and photo ID (for billing). Wear short sleeves. Plan on staying for five minutes after receiving the vaccination. If paying at the time of service, payment by cash (with exact change) or check will be the only methods of payment accepted. PEBB Statewide (Providence), Providence Choice and Moda plans will cover the cost of the flu vaccinations. Employees with Kaiser insurance must pay at the time of vaccination, or go to a Kaiser facility for a free flu shot.

OMSI Communication Fellowship Info Session: Attention STEM students and faculty: The College of Science will host a presentation and answer questions about the OSU-OMSI spring science communication program, which is open to any faculty, postdoc, staff or graduate student at OSU. Participation fulfills broader impact and outreach goals for OSU grant-funded research. Bring your lunch and join us on Oct. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in LPSC 402 to learn more and see demo presentations from current fellows.

Faculty/staff free nutrition counseling:  The OSU dietetic interns are offering free nutrition counseling sessions to faculty and staff.  Appointments are available on Friday, Oct. 11, or Friday, Nov. 8, at noon or 1 p.m.  Can count towards your HEM requirement. Email to schedule your appointment.

Research Office Faculty Orientation: The RO will host a Faculty Orientation on Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. The event will acquaint you with the RO and how staff can help you find funding, submit proposals, manage your awards, ensure compliance and move your research outcomes into commercial space. RSVP with your attendance at this link.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks: Creating Equitable & Culturally Inclusive Environments - Join Jane Waite (SJEI) for critical inquiry: Why do students experience the same classes differently? How does who we are impact the ways we teach and learn? What constitutes an equitable environment? +Tech TalkLearn tools for supporting Universal Design. This workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at Oct 8 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by. Learn more here.  Contact us here.

NEW! Beaver Family Connections- Kindergarten Readiness: How important is it for your child to know their ABC’s and 123’s? Or are there other skills you should be focusing on and preparing them for? Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in MU 207 to hear from OSU’s Megan McClelland on how to best prepare your child for Kindergarten. For a calendar of this year’s sessions visit

NEW! Online Peer Educator Training – Launch & Orientation: The Academic Success Center (ASC) & Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) invite you to learn more about the new training resource available to faculty and staff who oversee peer educator (tutor, mentor, ambassador, etc.) positions across campus. We’ll walk through it and answer questions Tuesday, Oct. 8, noon to 12:30 pm in Waldo Hall, Room 400.

NEW! WIN PubTalk - Digital Manufacturing: Magic or Myth?   Interested in “Digitally” Manufactured Items? Wondering what they are? We hear about 3D printing and digital manufacturing almost every day.  Yet these technologies don’t seem to be parts of our everyday lives. Join HP Fellow Will Allen to learn about digital manufacturing, HP’s 3D printing products, why these technologies are important and how they will affect all of us on Oct. 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. on the HP campus. Tickets available here:

NEW! Library Faculty Association Seminar Series: Michael Boock, associate professor and scholarly communications librarian at OSU Libraries and Press, will deliver the first presentation in this year's Seminar Series. The topic is: A Fulbright and Librarian in Bulgaria. He will speak on Oct. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Valley Library, VLib 3622 - East Willamette Industries Seminar Room.

Economic History Guest Lecture & ReceptionEmma Griffin, professor of Modern British History at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, is the author of five books. In “Home Economics: Food, Money, and Emotions in Victorian Britain,” a guest lecture at the Center for the Humanities, she’ll discuss the sharing of resources in Victorian Britain to shed light on why so many rural and urban families remained on the margins of the country’s newfound prosperity. Oct. 7, 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave. Reception from 5-7 p.m.

Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental illnesses. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in MU 206. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration by Oct. 4 is required:

The Social Justice Education Initiative schedule for Fall still has openings: From Faculty Affairs, the SJEI is an  foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI offers a varied schedule of Tier One and Tier Two workshops, all open now for registration. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey in this program. Interested in this work for your unit? Contact SJEI Director Jane Waite for further information:

Take Note

Show Us Your Dam Family: As part of National Work & Family Month, OSU’s Family Resource Center wants to show off all of our amazing families! Whether you have fur babies, human babies, teenagers, or elderly parents, we want to see your family. Photos will be posted in the Memorial Union Oct. 14-27. To submit your family photos visit Questions? Contact or 541-737-4906.

Comments sought for Oregon Sea Grant review: A team convened by the National Sea Grant College Program will review Oregon Sea Grant Oct. 29-31 at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center at OSU. The review was rescheduled from January because of the federal government shutdown. It will consider all aspects of the Oregon Sea Grant program, including management and organization, performance, stakeholder engagement and collaborative activities, including those with various offices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. You are invited to email your comments about Oregon Sea Grant to through Oct. 18. Please put “Oregon Sea Grant Site Review” in the subject line.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month: When OSU starts up in full swing in the fall, cyber attackers step up their game, too. If an e-mail seems too good to be true, or is asking you to provide personal information such as your social security number, bank information or passwords, take a minute and think about it! Learn more about common cyber scams and attacks at OSU here: This year’s national theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month is: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. You can learn more about this campaign and resources available at:

Proposed Updates to University Policies & Standards. Please visit the University Policy Program’s What’s New page ( to view pending policy amendments. Please also note that at their Oct. 18 meeting, the OSU Board of Trustees will consider retiring a number of outdated policies transferred from the State Board of Higher Education during the 2014 governance transition. A link to the docket for this agenda item titled Action Item 6b Board Policy Review is provided here. Opportunity for public comments on this item are described in the Board meeting agenda. Questions may be submitted to

Fall Family Weekend: Fall Family Weekend is taking place Nov. 8-10. If your department or organization is planning on hosting an event and would like this information to be included in the master program please fill out this form by Friday, Oct. 4All events that are recorded after the deadline will only be placed on the online schedule. If you have questions regarding Family Weekends, they can be directed to New Student Programs & Family Outreach or Jess Tallant, Parent and Family Programs Coordinator, at  

2020-2021 FAFSA Application is now available: The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for students and families at This application will be using the 2018 tax and income information. The Office of Financial Aid encourages students and families to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA to ensure accuracy and reduce confusion. OSU’s 2020-2021 FAFSA priority filing deadline is Feb. 29. For any questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 541-737-2241. 

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing SAIF’s link to information and a video on how to make fall safer, available online at You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.
Notice of Availability: In compliance with the Clery Act, Oregon State University publishes Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports for each of the four Oregon State campuses: CorvallisCascadesHMSC, and OSU at EOU. These reports include the current security policies and the crime and fire statistics for 2018, 2017, and 2016. Paper copies of the reports are available at 200 Cascade Hall, 601 SW 17th St., Corvallis Campus.

Apply now for Ecampus professional development funds: OSU Ecampus invites professorial faculty, professional faculty and advisors to pursue professional development related to effective teaching and learning in OSU's online and hybrid courses. Examples include attending conferences about online teaching and learning, taking workshops related to teaching your discipline online, and purchasing books on online pedagogy and supporting online students. The application deadline is Oct. 8, so learn more and apply today.


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NEW! The Deschutes County Extension office at Oregon State University is seeking an Office Specialist 1. This is a part-time .475 FTE (approximately 19 hours per week), classified position. Posting # P02404CT. Closes Oct. 7.


“The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's how the smart money bets,” ~ writer Damon Runyon, born today in 1880.

Corvallis: Chance of showers today, high of 62, low of 44. Mostly sunny through the weekend.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 54, low of 36. Sunny this weekend.

Newport: Showers today, high of 58, low of 48. Mostly sunny this weekend.

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