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 announces $200 million education and research center aimed at technology industries (OPB News)

OSU announced Friday $100 million in gifts to launch a $200 million research and education center that will harness one of the nation’s most powerful supercomputers and team-based research in artificial intelligence, materials science and robotics to solve global challenges in areas such as climate science, oceanography, sustainability and water resources. (see also KLCCOregon Business MagazinePortland Tribune)

OSU study links hotter weather and increased on-the-job injuries (KGW)

Now the results of a study from researchers at Oregon State University's College of Public Health and Human Sciences shows traumatic injuries of Oregon workers in the agricultural and construction industries are significantly higher during periods of high heat compared with periods of more moderate weather.

Superabundant dispatch: Getting the ashtray out of Chardonnay, and Oregon's first mushroom club (OPB News)

Any kind of mushroom will do in this hearty soup — creminis are always a solid (and easy-to-source) choice, but should you find yourself in a glut of chanterelles or hedgehogs, this is a beautiful way to showcase them. And if you can find it, we love Camas Country Mill’s ‘Purple Karma’ barley, an heirloom variety reintroduced by Oregon State University.

Citizen scientists expand understanding of Gorge bees (Columbia Gorge News)

“We’re collecting these bees and pinning them and trying to identify them and sending them back to Oregon State University,” said Fischer, who has led volunteer outings for the Oregon Bee Atlas since 2018. “The goal is to have an atlas and a better understanding of the native pollinators of Oregon.” The government-funded program helps farmers, landowners, teachers, and volunteers throughout the Gorge learn about bees, and make new discoveries.

2023's Best Colleges Ranking (WalletHub)

Featuring Allison Hurst, professor and associate director of sociology at Oregon State.

Today's photo

Pacific Storm: 
Gary Dulude, senior editor with University Relations and Marketing, submitted this photo of the Pacific Storm docked in Yaquina Bay. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Want to adopt writing activities that effectively build engagement online? The fall Ecampus Faculty Lunch will explore staged and authentic writing assignments and OSU Writing Center resources — and (free) lunch will be served. Current Ecampus faculty and those interested in teaching online are welcome to attend in person (MU Horizon Room) or via Zoom on Oct. 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Today is the last day to register.


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].

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.

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! Ag career fair: Oregon State University’s eighth annual Agricultural Career Fair & Student Showcase Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., is the primary recruiting event of the year for students across the College of Agricultural Sciences – including horticulture, agricultural business, animal science, sustainability, bioresource research, crop and soil science, food science and more. OSU Memorial Union Ballroom and MU Horizon room. The Puerto Rico Service-Learning posters will be in the MU Horizon Room and our OSU MANRRS and SACNAS chapters will be holding a disaster fundraiser from 12:30-3 p.m.

NEW! Beaver Dads: Are you an employee or student dad who would like to connect with other self-identified fathers on campus? Join Beaver Dads on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the MU MLK conference room. Facilitated Tarron Anderson. Lunch will be provided. Can’t join in person? Connect via Zoom. For more information, email [email protected].

"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. 

Fall 2022 Career Fairs: The Career Development Center invites students to attend one or all eight career fairs occurring this term. More than 250 employers will be recruiting students on-campus and virtually. This fall's fairs include: Fall Career and Internship Fair, Oct. 19; Healthcare, Human Services, and Biotech Fair, Oct. 19;  Fall Civil, Construction, and Architectural Engineering Fair, Oct. 19; Agricultural Career Fair and Student Showcase, Oct. 19; Virtual Career and Internship Fair, Oct. 25; Earth, Environment, and Life Sciences Fair (virtual) Oct. 26; and College of Forestry Career Fair, Nov. 9. Get details and register online. Questions? Contact [email protected].

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

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.

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! You Can Help! A training for faculty & staff: A training for faculty and staff to identify and support students who may be struggling with a mental health challenge. No registration required. Oct. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m. MU 109. Questions? Contact [email protected].

NEW! Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2022 Seminar Series, Tuesdays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom on Oct. 18 at noon. Kirk Maag, partner, Stoel Rives LLP, will present, “Cultivating Change: Valuing and Elevating LGBTQ+ Agriculturists.” The event is free and open to the public. Please visit our website for presenter’s bio and the Zoom information at:

NEW! Champinefu Webinar Series — Kalapuya Placekeeping: Join us for the first talk in the annual Champinefu Webinar Series, as Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde linguist and folklorist Jedd Schrock presents "Shawala: Birthplace of William Hartless," Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Free and open to all. Register here. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project. 

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

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].

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.

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

Take Note

NEW! CFP — 2023-24 Humanities Fellowships: The OSU Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications for 2023-2024 Flexible Humanities Fellowships. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Nov. 11. Find application forms, instructions and information about awards online at

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].

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! Retail Operations Manager: University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Operations Manager-Retail position. Posting #P06146UF. Full consideration Oct. 28. Closes Nov. 6.

NEW! Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Tillamook County Office in Tillamook. This is a 12-month, F/T, classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P03811CT. Closes Nov. 3.


“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Corvallis: Patchy fog and then sunshine, high of 73, low of 49. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 74, low of 41. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Patchy fog and then mostly sunny, high of 70, low of 49. Patchy fog and then sunny tomorrow.

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