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.

World’s oceans are losing power to stall climate change (Nature)

"These ocean changes mean big problems for the future of people,” says Jane Lubchenco, a marine ecologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis and former head of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

'Forever Chemicals' coming to your table, if not already there (Bloomberg)

The one common characteristic all PFAS share is having at least one atom of carbon bound to a fluorine atom, making it “the strongest and shortest bond in nature,” said Jennifer Field, an environmental toxicologist from Oregon State University. “This appears to be an impenetrable fortress.”

Oregon State veterinary teaching hospital expands (KVAL)

The Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital renovated with a 22,000-square foot expansion.

Infestation bugs Baker residents (Baker City Herald)

After examining the Tweits’ close up photo, Silvia Rondon, a professor and extension entomologist specialist for Oregon State University, said the specimen was an immature bug rather than the adult that experts prefer when making an identification.

Today's photo

Rose City: A view of Portland in 1940, courtesy OSU Special Collections & Archives. Oregon State University has a strong presence in Portland, made even better by the recent opening of the OSU Portland Center downtown:


Ecampus Testing: Ecampus Testing invites you to learn more about resources available to Ecampus and on-campus students who take classes online. Attend an informational session and tour the Ecampus proctoring facilities in the Milne Computing Center basement on Friday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from the online proctoring service ProctorU will provide demonstrations and answer questions about online proctoring. The Ecampus Student Success team will also be present to share information about resources for Ecampus students and faculty. No registration is required for this drop-in event.

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.

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.

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.

NEW! Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center Welcome: Join us Sept. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center to nourish yourself and get the tools to flourish this year. There will be games, popcorn and community. More info here.

Climate March and Rally: Sunrise Club, in solidarity with the Corvallis Climate Action Alliance, is marching for city climate action this Friday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. from the MU quad. Other marches will take place across town and are all convening at Riverfront Park downtown, where a rally will take place until 5 p.m. OSU students, faculty, and staff can participate and bring signs. Website for more details.

Oregon State Volleyball Faculty/Staff Friday: Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Gill Coliseum, versus Colorado. $5 tickets available at the gate for Oregon State staff and faculty.


Discovery Day: Oregon State University - Cascades invites the public to visit its growing Central Oregon campus Sept. 28 for the second annual Discovery Day celebration, a community festival including talks, research demonstrations and hands-on activities. Discovery Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will include tours of the campus public art collection and the future expansion area, a rock climbing wall, children’s activities and more. For more information, visit or contact 541-322-3100 or  

Free admission to alumni center pregame tailgater: Get fired up at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center before home games in a newly upgraded indoor tailgating event space. Enjoy great food, beverages, family-friendly games and more. Rooms are also available to rent for private parties. And, you can always upgrade your OSUAA membership to gain access to VIP accommodations. Cheer on the Beavers as they gear up to play Stanford this Saturday, Sept. 28. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Football: OSU vs Stanford, 4 p.m. For more information:


Fall Festival run: To coincide with OSU Welcome Week, the 41st annual Fall Festival Run welcomes all students, families and friends to a 5K or 10K through Oregon State’s campus Sept. 29. Register online to take advantage of savings.


NEW! Benefits Fair: The 2020 OSU Corvallis Campus Benefit Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Memorial Union Horizon Room (room 49). There are also workshops available for employees to attend that day: Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance, 9:30 to 10 a.m., MU room 208; Pregnancy & Parental Leave, 11 to 11:30 a.m., MU room 208; Medicare Basics - A, B, C,  1 to 3 p.m., MU room 208; Moda Health Plan Changes  1:30 to 2:30 p.m., MU room 206.

NEW! ElderCare Connections: Social Hour & Welcome: Meet up with others at OSU that are caring for their aging loved ones and share your successes and challenges while enjoying some complimentary snacks. Tuesday, Oct. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in MU 222. For a calendar of this year’s sessions visit Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-4906 or

NEW! 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. 1 at 1 p.m. and 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,

Educational Opportunities Program celebrates 50 years: A celebration of EOP’s 50th birthday takes place Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come share light snacks and see new office murals. Waldo Hall third floor. For more information:

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.

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. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in  MU 109. 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.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks: Teaching Philosophies & Portfolios: Join Lexi Schlosser to learn how to use philosophies and portfolios to capture the evolution of your teaching, ideology, and accomplishments. +Tech Talk: Learn how to use Google Sites to create your ePortfolio. This workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn more here. Contact us here.

NEW! Campbell Lecture: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families will host the annual Campbell Lecture, “Living in Pasteur’s quadrant: Can we link basic and applied research?” Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., Unidel H. Rodney Sharp chair and professor of education, University of Delaware, will present.

FROM LAB to MARKET: Badass Women Increasing Research Impact Through the Market: Co-hosted by the OSU Advantage Accelerator and VertueLab Sept 30 at 5:30 p.m. in MU 104. There will be two panels: one of women entrepreneurs and researchers that will provide insights into fundraising, grant management, scaling and managing a startup, and another of funding experts that will talk about SBIR federal funding, state matching dollars, and other funds. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP at

REGISTER NOW! New2OSU: New2OSU is focused on impacting student success by accelerating the effectiveness of newer teachers. This certificated program is intended for newer faculty and for those looking for teaching renewal. Registration is now open. The CTL will accept 20 applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. New2OSU launches Monday, Sept. 30. Free. Details and registration here.

Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities and also learn about the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome; employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered Oct. 3, Dec. 5, Feb. 7, April 15 or June 4.

UPDATED! 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:

UPDATED! Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students? This makes it especially important for campus community members to equip ourselves with knowledge that enables us to recognize and help when someone is in need. CAPS invites students, faculty, and staff to attend our Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Workshops. Participants will learn how suicide impacts us nationwide and here at OSU, how to identify the signs and symptoms of emotional distress, and how to help or intervene if someone you know is considering suicide. No registration is required. Feel free to bring your lunch. Oct. 16, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 206, and Nov. 8, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU Journey Room.

Take Note

In It Together Classified Staff Food Drive: All students, staff, faculty invited to drop off non-perishable food items at following locations on Thursday or Friday to support classified staff in contract negotiations. Drop boxes: Arnold, Sea Grant breakroom (third floor U Plaza), Registrar or Admissions break room (Kerr), Jefferson Street break room/kitchen, Dixon (second floor administrative office), Lab Animal Resource Center, 2042 Cordley, Valley Library Circulation, Maintenance/Facilities office in Hatfield Marine Science, Clackamas County Extension, School of MIME, 204 Rogers Hall, Energy Center, Motor Pool, Lane County Extension office, Radiation Center, CAPS, ASMBC, Magruder Breakroom, To participate in food drive collection, or for more information, contact Siobhan at 630-699-0281 or Cutoff for donations is Friday, Sept 27, 4 p.m. 

Feedback sought for fiscal policies: In accordance with the fiscal policy program, the Fiscal Policy Committee is soliciting your feedback on new policy drafts for Meals, Refreshments & Events and for E&G/SWPS Budgeted Operations. For more information and instructions on how to provide your valued feedback, please visit Policy Under Review on the Fiscal Policy Program website.

Student reps sought for faculty senate: Join Up! values your time by paying you to participate as a student representative on Faculty Senate committees. Every day, these committees make decisions that impact you and your college experience. This is your chance to make your voice heard while building valuable research, collaboration and critical thinking skills. You’ll also receive training and ongoing support through the Office of Advocacy. Learn more and apply by this Friday, Sept 27.

Proposed Updates to University Policies & Standards: Visit the University Policy Program’s What’s New page ( to view three pending policy amendments. Proposed University Standard 07-025 Vehicle Use and Parking governs the use of vehicles on university property. Proposed University Standard 07-020 Smoking and Tobacco Use on University Property prohibits the use of tobacco products on university property. Proposed University Policy 07-040 Safety of Minors outlines roles and responsibilities of individuals who engage in programs, activities or events involving minors. This page is updated frequently with new developments so we encourage you to check back frequently. Comments or questions may be submitted to

International Friendship Program: Invitation to all OSU and Corvallis community members to participate in the International Friendship Program. The program pairs you up with OSU International students and scholars for monthly social activities focused on community, culture and support. Register by Oct. 15, at For more information, see Contact with any questions.

Get There: New carpooling tool for OSU: Get There is carpooling made easy; just click on the link below to join the OSU-Corvallis Get There network. Type in your regular commute info and find other Beavers who take a similar route. Email if you have a question. Register at: 


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NEW! University Innovation Alliance Fellow: The Office of Academic Achievement and the Office of Undergraduate Education invite applications for the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) fellow position. Posting #P03320UF. Closes Oct. 13.


"If the nation should take a step for the encouragement of this prejudice against the colored race, can they have any ground upon which to predicate a hope that Heaven will smile upon them and prosper them?" ~ Hiram R. Revels, first African American US Senator, born today in 1817.

Corvallis: Partly sunny and then a slight chance of showers today, high of 60, low of 46. Chance of showers through the weekend.

Central Oregon: Increasing clouds today, high of 62, low of 36. Rain and snow showers likely this weekend.

Newport: Chance of showers today, high of 58, low of 48. Chance of showers Saturday, mostly sunny Sunday.

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