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:


Oregon State University plans to develop a battery that would not rely on rare minerals (KLCC)

A research team led by Oregon State University is planning to develop a new rechargeable battery that could reduce the need for environmentally destructive mining of rare minerals like nickel and lithium and accelerate the clean energy transition. (see also OPB)

Oregon State University reports record enrollment in fall 2022 (KEZI)

Oregon State University says its enrollment figures for fall 2022 have broken the university’s records, beating a nationwide trend of decreasing college enrollment. (see also KLCCGazette-Times)


Predicted La Niña has central Oregon skiers and snowboarders excited for winter (Oregonian)

“We’re going into fairly similar conditions as last winter,” said Larry O’Neill, director of Oregon Climate Services at Oregon State University in Corvallis. “It might be slightly weaker than last year, but probably not significantly different as far as La Niña goes. Right now we’re in a weak La Niña, but it’s just on the edge of being a moderate one. Last year we were barely into the moderate one.”

Melting ice and volcanoes. Is that a deadly mix? (KXL)

A new study by Oregon State University takes a look at the impact melting ice plates could have on volcanoes.  We care of course here in the Northwest because we’re surround by volcanoes!    The study examines what happens once the immense weight of ice plates disappears.  Will that set the earth off balance?  (see also KGW)

Oregon Measure 113 restricting legislative walkouts projected to pass (KOBI)

“I think the public, or certain portions of the public, just got fed up to their eyeballs with all of the maneuverings and manipulation,” said Judy Stiegler, an Oregon State University-Cascades political science instructor and one-time state representative. “It’s been a maneuver that’s been utilized by different groups in the legislative process and it’s been used by both House members and Senate members.”

Update the GI Bill for the online era (The Progressive Magazine)

A piece by Shannon Riggs, executive director of Oregon State University Ecampus.

OSU-Cascades enrollment shows record increase in new first-year students (Bend Bulletin)

The 2022 fall class of 204 first-year students at Oregon State University-Cascades is the largest in the campus’s history and represents a 16.6% increase from a year ago, according to a press release Thursday.

Gun regulation backers claim victory in Oregon (Hillsboro News Times)

Former Democratic Rep. Judy Stiegler of Bend, now a political science instructor at Oregon State University-Cascades, said voters sent a strong message with passage of that measure. "They said, 'Look, folks, we hired you to do a job, so you do your job,' " regardless of the result, she said. "We will see how it plays out, but the voters have made a statement."

OSU Extension's new website provides solutions for garden pests, disease (Corvallis Advocate)

A new Oregon State University Extension Service website provides a trove of science-based solutions for garden pests, weeds and disease problems in one easy-to-navigate place. 

OSU Clackamas County Extension offers video for home canners (Lake Oswego Review)

OSU Clackamas County Extension Service Office located in Oregon City tests canning pressure gauges, but the location may not be convenient for folks living in the distant areas of the county.

Hardiness zones are changing. What can you do to ensure new plants thrive? (Oregonian)

Winter weather has arrived and it’s time to dream of plans and future gardening. And while you dream you may have questions. For answers, turn to Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

OSU revises general education curriculum (Corvallis Advocate)

Oregon State University is moving forward to significantly revise the classes required for undergraduate students in an effort to better provide students with the skills, knowledge and experiences that will contribute to their success during and after college. 


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International Education Week: Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts, and community during International Education Week, Nov. 14-18. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education recognized each year the third week of November (photo taken in Poland by Associate Professor of English Ray Malewitz) We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Ever wondered how to ascertain what students already know in order to determine the appropriate starting point of instruction in relation to upcoming learning content? Register for the CTL Sparkshop, “Just-in-Time Teaching: Tips for Using Background Knowledge Probes to Pre-Assess Students' Knowledge,” on Zoom, Friday, Nov. 18, noon to 12:20 p.m.


Lydia Gorrell: MS defense: Please join us on Monday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. in PFSC 302 and on Zoom for a presentation of Lydia Gorrell’s thesis, titled: “Children and youth's outdoor play and emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gorrell is earning her MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Xiangyou (Sharon) Shen. Please contact the FES Department at [email protected] for access to the Zoom link or with questions or accommodations for disabilities.

President's Reception for International Students: OSU President Jayathi Murthy invites all international students to join her for coffee and conversation on Monday, Nov. 14 from 10-11 a.m. in the MU Main Lounge. This activity is part of International Education Week. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

International Education Week Nov 14-18 Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week. It’s not too late to add your event. Check out the Marketing Toolkit. A full listing of events is available at

OSU Procurement training series: Procurement will be hosting virtual training sessions next week on various OSU procurement topics. Sessions include: Procurement Standards and Resources, Nov. 14, 3-4 p.m.; Introduction to Sole Source, Nov. 15, 3–4 p.m.; Introduction to Personal Services Contracts, Nov. 16, 3-4 p.m.; Informal Procurements, Nov, 17, 2 - 4 p.m.; Federal Purchases Under Uniform Guidance, Nov. 18, 3-4 p.m. To register:

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology seminar: Eric Riddell, assistant professor, Iowa State University, will present a seminar, “Organismal physiology as a lens into the fundamental niche,” on Monday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m. in CRB 2196. The seminar is free and open to the public. View on Zoom at

NEW! Undocuqueer Activism lecture: Ana Milena Ribero, assistant professor in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, will read from her forthcoming book about undocumented youth activism during the Obama years. Monday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m., MU 104 (Journey Room).

Provost’s Lecture featuring Sam Quinones Nov. 14: Join us for the first Provost’s Lecture of 2022-23, featuring Sam Quinones, acclaimed journalist and author who has written extensively on immigration, the opioid crisis and challenges along the U.S.-Mexico border. The lecture will be in Austin Auditorium in the LaSells Stewart Center on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed on Register here to attend in person. The Provost’s Lecture Series is a partnership between the Office of the Provost and the OSU Foundation.


NEW! ASOSU International Lounge Open House: ASOSU International Lounge will serve as a space of belonging to all international students as well as OSU community members interested in international affairs. Come join us in the opening of this space on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

NEW! GIS Day 2022 @ OSU: OSU celebrates GIS Day with presentations and demos that showcase innovations in remote sensing on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn how to be involved in the exciting field of remote sensing, see live drones fly, and socialize. Free and open to all. Full event schedule:

NEW! Beaver Dads: Are you a self-identified dad looking to meet other dads at OSU? Join Beaver Dads this Wednesday, Nov. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in MU 211 for informal conversation about parenting, work and everything in between. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Family Resource Center and facilitated by Tarron Anderson, Beaver Dads will meet every third Wednesday throughout the academic year. For more information, including opportunities to join via zoom, contact [email protected].

‘Plaints n' Pizza: Join us for a student-led, open conversation regarding Disability Access Services. Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. in ILLC 155 or on Zoom ( There will be pizza for in-person guests. For more information, [email protected].

Wind Ensemble: The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble presents Frozen Cathedrals, a send-off concert for the ensemble’s upcoming performance at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle. Directed by Erik Kar Jun Leung, with Olin Hannum, guest conductor, and Erin Mendelson, flute. Featuring works by Giancarlo Castro D’Addona, Aakash Mittal, Anthony Barfield, David Maslanka and John Mackey. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Free, open to all. 

Book Club: Join the Association of Faculty and Staff for the Advancement of People of Color (AFAPC) for a book club reading of “The Matter of Black Lives,” a collection of The New Yorker’s writing on race in America with a foreword by and edited by Jelani Cobb, 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration keynote speaker. We are reading this book in advance of the Feb. 1 keynote address. Register by Nov. 14. The book club will meet via Zoom every two weeks on Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. beginning Nov. 15. For questions, contact [email protected].

Provost’s Reception for International Employees and Scholars: Provost Edward Feser will host a reception to recognize and celebrate Oregon State’s international employees, visiting scholars and department sponsors on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the MU Main Lounge. The reception will include brief remarks by President Jayathi Murthy and Provost Feser. This activity is part of International Education Week. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Fall Concert: Featuring selected works from Shostakovich, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky with Alexander Tutunov on piano. Directed by Marlan Carlson and Elliana Phillips. Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. $35 online, $40 at the door. Students with valid school ID may request complimentary tickets starting one hour prior to concert. Tickets and more information at

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.

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.

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! Ableism in accessing disability services: Join us for a student-led conversation regarding discrimination at Disability Access Services. Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. in ILLC 155 or on Zoom There will be pizza for in-person guests. For more information, [email protected].

NEW! "Science to Story" with David Baker: You're invited to an event with writer, photographer and filmmaker David Baker as he presents "Science to Story: The Power of Narrative in Communicating an Ecological Crisis." Baker will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the process of writing his new book, "The Lost Continent," linking the world's coral reefs to the well-being of our planet. Nov. 15, 7 p.m., in Cascade Hall Rm 136. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project, Marine Studies Initiative, and Department of Integrative Biology.

NEW! November Research Integrity Forum: Join the Research Office for “Research Data and the New NIH Data Management Policy.” In this forum we will discuss some of the types of data that researchers can generate and encounter, what managing data might entail and why it is important, and the available resources at OSU to help. We will also focus on the new NIH data management and sharing policy, which becomes effective in January 2023. The forum will be held on Nov. 16, 1 p.m. via Zoom. Register here. For additional information, email [email protected].

NEW! WRGP Seminars: Christopher Ansell of the University of California, Berkeley, will present "The Evolution of Polycentric Groundwater Governance," Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. in STAG 111 or on Zoom. Please reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details. All are welcome.

NEW! PFLA Leadership Series: "Leading Change through Thoughtful, Authentic Dialogue," presented by Heather Horn, chief human resources officer. Nov. 17, 11-11:50 a.m., PFSC Room 125 or via Zoom. Join us to learn more about engaging in open conversations that empower employees and improve their work experience. For more information about the event and how to register, click here.

NEW! 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  to 2 p.m.: Registration link. Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to noon: Registration link.

NEW! Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Are you a caregiver in need of strategies to care for yourself as you care for others? Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care is offering "Powerful Tools for Caregivers," free to all OSU community members every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon between Jan. 19-Feb, 23 via Zoom. Class size is limited, so registration is required by Monday, Nov. 21. For more information and registration via email, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Department of Horticulture seminar series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2022 Seminar Series Tuesdays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom on Nov. 15 at noon. Weston Miller, community horticulturist, Department of Horticulture, OSU Extension Service, will present, “Solve Pest Problems — A New Information Resource for the Pacific Northwest.” Visit our website for presenter’s bio and the Zoom information at:

FURst Aid: Triaging equine sports injuries. "Help! My horse was injured in a competition. What do I do?" In this presentation, veterinarians Dr. Stacy Semevolos and Dr. Katja Duesterdieck-Zellmer, faculty members in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, will describe how to handle common sports-related injuries in horses to stabilize them before the vet arrives. Nov. 15, 5-6 p.m. Free/open to public. In-person (Magruder 1152) or on Zoom. Registration required.

System Overload: Building a Trained and Stable Child Care Workforce. Join faculty from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences as they discuss the new Early Learning System Initiative (ELSI). Hear about the innovative ways they are leveraging a $14.4 million grant to break barriers and support the diverse needs of Oregon’s early childhood educators and working families seeking affordable and accessible child care. Register for this free Public Health Insider webcast Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m.

November Research Integrity Forum: Join the Research Office for “Research Data and the New NIH Data Management Policy.” In this forum we will discuss some of the types of data that researchers can generate and encounter, what managing data might entail and why it is important, and the available resources at OSU to help. We will also focus on the new NIH data management and sharing policy, which becomes effective in January 2023. The forum will be held on Nov. 16, 1 p.m. via Zoom. Register HERE. For additional information, email [email protected] .

Travel Talks — Greece: Join the OSUAA Group Travel Program for an all-new Travel Talk on Nov. 16, featuring Gary B. Ferngren, emeritus professor of history. Ferngren will discuss historical and cultural aspects of Greece and Turkey while sharing his favorite spots in the region. Kate Sanders, director of the OSUAA Group Travel Program, will also be on hand with information on reserving a spot on one of OSUAA’s 2023 Greek tours. Register at

CPHHS Coaches Clinic Series: Foundations of Coaching. Learn how to support positive developments as a youth sports coach by attending this session led by OSU kinesiology experts. The first session in the Coaches Clinic Series presented by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences is Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Center, Room 115. Advanced registration required and space is limited.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2024-25 Info Session: Learn about opportunities for university faculty and administrators through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 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

Science communication: OSU-OMSI Science Communication Fellowships prepare STEM professionals to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences by participating in a series of interactive training workshops. The first three workshops of our spring cohort will be on the Corvallis campus, the fourth at OMSI. For more information see our page on the College of Science-OMSI Collaboration. Register at OMSI here by Dec. 2. The workshop is open to any interested STEM professional on campus.

Take Note

NEW! 25 Year club: Congratulations to Edward Brook, university distinguished professor for being inducted into the 25 Year club at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others inducted into the club by clicking on their name.

NEW! Gift Drive for OSU Kid’s Gift Closet: The Family Resource Center Kid’s Gift Closet helps provide gifts for children of OSU students during holidays and celebrations. Thanks to our generous sponsors, each year’s gift closet is a huge success and we have many grateful families. You can give in a variety of ways: Amazon registry that ships directly to FRC, the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis (you can leave the gift in our donation box), or you can bring in any new and unwrapped gifts to the Champinefu Lodge donation box at the front desk. We will be collecting gifts until Dec. 6. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this program, please contact [email protected].

Holiday Events — Alcohol Service Registration: It’s holiday season and many groups are planning celebrations.  If you are planning to have alcohol at your event, remember to submit your alcohol registration at least 21 days prior to the event. Alcohol service requirements and registration information can be found here: Please email [email protected] with questions.

Now accepting FYI Friday proposals for Winter 2023: Does your team have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue!. Campus partners are invited to present what they’ve been working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff – presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length; it’s up to you. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Reach out to [email protected] with questions.

Student Health Advisory Board: OSU students, do you care about the health and well-being of the OSU community? Do you want to get involved in administrative processes and have an impact? Are you interested in being a voice for students in health initiatives? Apply to join the Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB). Applications are due Nov. 28 at 5 p.m.: SHAB Application 2022-2023.

Call for applications: Faculty are invited to participate in implementing the new general education curriculum approved by the Faculty Senate in October. We seek 40-50 faculty volunteers to develop the learning outcomes, criteria and rational (LOCRs) for the new curriculum. These faculty will serve on 10 workgroups, one for each category. There are two main roles: LOCR developers and LOCR mentors. Application deadline is Nov. 16. Learn more about the roles, time commitment and application process at

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.


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NEW! Food Service Coordinator: University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for multiple Food Service Coordinator positions. There are full-time, 12-month, classified positions. Posting #P03863CT. For full consideration, apply by Nov 18. Closes Nov 21.

NEW! Executive Director for AMP (Administrative Modernization Program): The University Information and Technology (UIT) Office of Information Security is seeking an Executive Director for AMP (Administrative Modernization Program). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. The AMP Executive Director will be responsible for the 3-5-year Administrative Modernization Program efforts that include both business and digital transformation at Oregon State University. Posting #P06173UF. Full consideration Nov. 20. Closes Nov. 27.

NEW! Assistant Director, Digital Transformation: University Information and Technology (UIT) is seeking an Assistant Director of Digital Transformation. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. The AD leads and supervises a team providing services to plan, facilitate and design digital transformations for OSU, including business process management (BPM), business analysis and the broad stakeholder experience. Posting #P06165UF. Closes Nov. 28.


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 54, low of 27. Frost and then sunny Tuesday.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 36, low of 19. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 61, low of 37. Sunny tomorrow.

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