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:

State Republicans bank on winning on education wedge issues: school choice, 'parents' rights' (Capital Chronicle) 

Christopher Stout, an associate professor at Oregon State University who researches and teaches about politics with a focus on race, gender and public opinion, said interest in education wedge issues tends to be temporary. They can also alienate undecided voters that Republicans are hoping to win, and the more moderate Republicans the party might be hoping to win back, he said. 

Oregon State University researcher develops possible new 'universal' COVID-19 treatment (KGW) 

Building on years of research prior to the pandemic, medicine and technology advanced under the pressures of COVID-19. Now, new research from Oregon State University (OSU) could be a "universal" means of treating the virus — while also aiding in the fight against other illnesses.

Grant aims at easing wildfire smoke for kids (Mail Tribune)

Thanks to $40,000 in grant funds from Oregon State University’s ASP3IRE Center, new air filtration systems will be installed in four indoor spaces serving children in Ashland.

Drazan and Kotek were in a close race for Oregon governor. Did the final debate change things? (KGW) 

"The stakes are really high, in part because there's a large number of undecided voters in Oregon," said Christopher Stout, associate professor of political science at Oregon State University. "I think in almost any election, people have already decided who they're going to vote for. But in this case, because we have three really qualified candidates, a lot of voters are trying to make their final decision." (see also KMVU)

Congressman's ouster imperils Democrats' hold on Oregon seat (Yahoo! News) 

With the district so narrowly split between parties, the outcome in the election may come down to suburban women who are concerned about both quality-of-life issues like crime and homelessness but who also want to preserve abortion access, said Christopher Stout, an assistant professor of politics at Oregon State University. (see also Seattle Times)

Protecting LGBTQ people from the health risks of social isolation (Edwardsville Intelligencer)

But social isolation is not just a problem for older people. Youth depend on many different support systems – ­ family, schools, clubs, religious organizations – to shape their sense of self-worth, said Jonathan Garcia, an associate professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis, where he is director of the youth and young adult core of the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families.

Smoke and poor air quality helped by recent rain, but expected to remain an ongoing problem (Think Out Loud)

Our guests are Molly Kile, professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University; Gabriele Goldfarb, manager of the Environmental Public Health Section at the Oregon Health Authority; and Carl Mead, Deputy Superintendent of Operations and Support Services for the Beaverton School District.

How race entered the midterms in the guise of 'crime' (U.S. News and World Report)

"When they talk about crime, it's usually people of color" that candidates and ad-makers are referencing, says Christopher Stout, an Oregon State University professor and author of two books on racial politics. "It's really a subtle way" to turn voters away from Democrats, Stout says. "Republicans look at it as a way to win back some persuadable voters."

Today's photo

Domes at dusk: Julianna Betjemann, global affairs associate in the Office of Faculty Affairs, submitted this photo of the illuminated domes of the Memorial Union and the temporary event tent in the quad. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Want to find out what the research says about effective teaching practices? Looking for successful strategies you can apply immediately to boost learning? Join the Center for Teaching and Learning for “Effective Teaching: Using Evidence-Informed Pedagogical Practices,” tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 25) at 11 a.m. in LINC 414. For information, see Quality Teaching (QT) Talks.


Community Vigil for Survivors: We all have a role to play in encouraging health relationships. Staff from CAPE, along with students from SAFER and advocates from CARDV, have joined together to build this community-wide event. Monday, Oct. 24, from 6-7 p.m. at the Corvallis Central Park Gazebo. Lend us your support toward a world free of violence.

Artist Talk: Ann Hamilton. MacArthur Fellow, National Medal of the Arts recipient and internationally acclaimed artist Ann Hamilton is recognized for large-scale multimedia installations, performance pieces and public projects. Her talk invites faculty and students to engage in the material and tactile experience of language. Hamilton will address how her practice and artworks have evolved over time, in response to the site and communities where she creates, as part of a visit to OSU related to her creation of a permanent artwork for the renovation of Cordley Hall. Monday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room.

VPCDO candidate visits: Candidate for OSU Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Scott Vignos will be on campus Monday, Oct. 24. Opportunities to engage with the candidates include a university forum at 3:30 p.m. and student town hall at 4:30 p.m. The forums will be held in person with light refreshments and via Zoom webinar. Visit the VPCDO search webpage for details and the Zoom webinar links.


NEW! Paws to De-Stress: The cutest break you’ll take all year. Students are invited to take a break and visit therapy dogs from Welcome Waggers. Oct. 26-27 from noon to 2 p.m.; must be in line by 1:30 p.m. in the SEC Plaza. Questions? Contact [email protected].

NEW! 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: 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].

NEW! 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.

UPDATED! OSU Health and Safety Committee: The University Health and Safety Committee would like to invite campus members interested in health and safety to attend our open meetings, held semi-annually in May and October. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2:30-4 p.m. Anyone can access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a web link to report safety concerns. If you are interested in attending the meeting or would like additional information about the Safety Committee, please contact Dan Kermoyan at [email protected] to RSVP and request the meeting location.

NEW! Community listening session on McDonald and Dunn research forests: The OSU College of Forestry invites members of the public to the second community listening session on Monday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. We want to hear about your ideas, experiences and hopes related to the McDonald and Dunn research forests as we develop a new forest management plan. Additional information on the planning process and event can be found on the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest Planning Process website. Please register in advance. Peavy Forest Science Center Room 117 or via Zoom, Meeting ID: 851 8983 5847.

Media Hub Open House – studio tours, giveaways and more: UIT’s Media Hub welcomes you to an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. showcasing services available to create academic and instructional multimedia. Come meet your Media Hub team, tour the studios and learn about our impactful services to support and elevate your academic multimedia creations.

Celebration of Life: Please join us as we celebrate the life of Alden Bradley, Ph.D., physics. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center Agriculture Science Room. The family invites you to stop by and share your memories.

Book Talk: The School-Prison Trust. Join a discussion of the book “The School-Prison Trust," by Sabina VaughtBryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, and Jeremiah Chin in which the authors describe a conquest strategy encompassing the boarding school and juvenile prison models, and deployed in the long war against Native peoples. The book is described as a constellation of stories of Indigenous self-determination in the face of this ongoing conquest. Free, open to all on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at noon via Zoom. Presented by the School of Language, Culture and Society.

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. Board committees will meet beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Horizon Room. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted at Members of the public may attend the Oct. 27 and 28 meetings in person or view the meetings at The board will hold a retreat on Oct. 26 to discuss the development of the university’s next strategic plan, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Participation will be limited to invited guests, but members of the public may view the retreat at

Work-Life Fit Forum: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Office of Institutional Diversity invite members of the OSU community to attend this free, in-person-only event on Thursday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Register by Oct. 24 to share diverse experiences of work and life in the wake of the last two years, gain a greater understanding of organizational structures that support individuals at OSU, and generate ideas for collaboration across university groups to strengthen work-life balance for all. Doors open at 8 a.m. and breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information contact [email protected].

American Strings: An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones. Musician and storyteller Rickie Lee Jones has been inspiring pop culture for decades, beginning with her first albums "Rickie Lee Jones" and "Pirates." A two-time Grammy Award winner, Jones’ celebrated memoir "Last Chance Texaco" was named Book of the Year by MOJO, Pitchfork and NPR. Join University Director of Popular Music Bob Santell for an intimate conversation with this legendary pop/rock star, followed by a live performance. Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in C&E Hall of the LaSells Stewart Center. Seating is limited to 200. Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 24 at 8 a.m. at

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. 

Beaver Boosters: OSU will be providing COVID-19 booster clinics on the OSU Corvallis campus, Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18, 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 12 and older, while supplies last. No appointments are needed and boosters 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

NEW! People and Nature Seminar: Join us Tuesday, Oct. 25, from noon to 12:45 p.m., where Hossain Taufiq of OSU's School of Public Policy will present “Marine Renewable Energy in Oregon and the West Coast: Status and Perspectives." The lecture is free and open to all. Bexell Hall 414 or join online ( This seminar series is sponsored by the School of Public Policy, Forest Ecosystems & Society program, and the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, & Conservation Sciences. For more information, visit:

NEW! Phishes, Scams, Cyber Threats, Oh My: This Information Security Town Hall is an opportunity learn about common cyber security threats that affect Beaver Nation. There will be an open question and answer opportunity — come learn about what you can do to help protect our Cyber Dam. Join us for the program Oct. 26 at noon via Zoom

NEW! Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2022 Seminar Series Tuesdays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom on Oct. 25 at noon. Greg Krawczyk, Extension tree fruit entomologist and entomology research professor at Pennsylvania State University, will present, “Pest status of invasive spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (Hempiptera: Fulgoridae) in the eastern US." The event is free and open to the public. For Zoom information:

NEW! OMSI Communication Fellowship info session: The College of Science will host a presentation and answer questions about the OSU-OMSI Spring Science Communication Fellows Program held on campus. The program is open to any faculty, postdocs, staff or graduate students (STEM professionals) at OSU. Oct. 26, noon to 1 p.m. in Kidder 128 Conference Room.

NEW! Terisa Siagatonu keynote: In celebration of Queer History Month and in honor of the people, land and seascapes of Oceania, we welcome Terisa Siagatonu on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. for a keynote lecture. Siagatonu is an award-winning poet, teaching artist, mental health educator and community leader who is deeply devoted to the Pacific Islander community. Space is limited in person at Ina Haws; you can watch remotely by registering for the webinar at, or attend a streaming event hosted by the Marine Studies Initiative at Cascade Hall on Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. 

NEW! 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. 4 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed on live.oregonstate.eduRegister here to attend in person. The Provost’s Lecture Series is a partnership between the Office of the Provost and the OSU Foundation.

NEW! 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.

UPDATED! Center for Teaching & Learning Quality Teaching (QT) Talks: "Effective Teaching: Using Evidenced-Informed Pedagogical Practices," presented by Regan Gurung. Higher education is packed with buzzwords for how to be an effective teacher. What does the evidence say? This presentation will provide a core set of areas that represent effective teaching, and highlight key practices for course design and instruction. Aligned with OSU's Quality Teaching Framework and based on a wide body of peer-reviewed publications. Oct. 25, 11-11:50 a.m. in LINC 414. For more information, RSVP (Zoom link will be shared with those who RSVP).

PFLA Presents: Political Expression in the Workplace by Julie Penry, Office of General Counsel. Join us for a practical refresher on expressing your political opinions as an OSU professional faculty employee. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1-2 p.m. For more information about this hybrid event and how to register, click here.

Center for Teaching & Learning Quality Teaching (QT) Tips: New(er) faculty and GTAs are welcome to join an open and casual community conversations about teaching. Bring a lunch, your questions and your teaching-related successes to share. We will meet in the Learning Innovation Center (LINC) Lounge 468 on Oct. 25, 12:15-12:50 p.m. No registration required; come as you please. Snacks and beverages are provided. Email [email protected] for more information.

Faculty, Food and Fun: Sense of Belonging Matters. Faculty and staff are invited to join the InclusiveExcellence@OSU program Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m., for a workshop on sense of belonging in education, featuring biology education researcher Erin Shortlidge (PSU). Enjoy food, wine/beer and connecting with your colleagues in the MU Journey Room or on Zoom. RSVP:

Information Session: New & Expanded Student Support Resources. Join representatives from Counseling & Psychological Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Education to learn more about new and expanded resources for students. This presentation will be Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Union 109. Additional details can be found at: OSU Expanded Student Support Resources.

Public Health Insider – Modifying Metabolism: Small Choices, Big Results. Learn how to take control of your metabolic health during the next Public Health Insider series webcast on Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Faculty from the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences will explore metabolic health, share actionable tips that drive positive outcomes and highlight the latest research from OSU’s Translational Metabolism Research Laboratory. Register here:

Research Office Campus Conversations (ROCC) Session 1: Demystifying USDA Funding. As part of our sponsor conversation series, the Oct. 27 Campus Conversation is intended to demystify the USDA for OSU researchers. We will hear from members of the OSU faculty who have substantial experience with USDA research. Thursday, Oct. 27, noon to 1:30 p.m., Linus Pauling Science Center Room 400. Register here. In-person attendance is encouraged. A Zoom link is available upon request to [email protected]. For more information regarding the Office for Research Advancement visit our website

Upcoming 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

Travel Talks — Greece: Join the OSUAA Group Travel Program for an all-new Travel Talk on Nov. 19, 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

Take Note

Recruiting LGBQ+ cisgender women for a research study on stress and alcohol use: To participate, you must drink alcohol regularly and be 21-60 years old. The study includes a brief screening survey, one two-hour virtual visit, and two one-hour in-person visits to Reed Lodge. Those who complete the study receive up to $70 in Amazon gift cards. Click the link to access the screening survey: and email [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University. The OSU community celebrated the public launch of Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University at an Oct. 14 dinner on the Memorial Union Quad. More than 56,000 donors together have already contributed over $1 billion in five years toward the $1.75 billion goal to advance student access and success across all OSU campuses and Ecampus, and support faculty excellence, research and outreach that serve Oregon and the world. Learn more about the university’s second comprehensive fundraising and engagement campaign at

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Family Care. Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. Families can cope with disaster by creating a disaster plan. Knowing what to do is not only your responsibility but is the best protection for your family. This month’s poster can be downloaded at:

Faculty Senate Elections – Indicating Interest in Serving as a Faculty Senator OR Declining Senator Election: To ensure inclusivity, all currently employed academic, research, extension and professional faculty, regardless of FTE, are eligible to be elected to a Faculty Senator position and represent faculty in their respective Faculty Senate apportionment unit. If you wish to either decline to have your name placed on the Senator Nomination Ballot, or you wish to indicate a strong interest in serving if elected, please complete and submit the survey at no later than noon on Nov. 14. Faculty must decline each year.

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

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

NEW! 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.

EXTENDED! Fiscal Coordinator 2: The Controller’s unit is currently recruiting for up to two classified Fiscal Coordinator 2 positions. Position #P03806CT. The full consideration date has been extended to Oct. 28 and the closing date has been extended to Nov. 2.

NEW! Academic Advisor+Recruiter: College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position. This position will provide direct academic advising for both Corvallis campus and Ecampus undergraduate students across all of the CEOAS undergraduate majors and minors and the GIScience certificate. Each of our advisors also wear an additional “hat” beyond direct advising, such as experiential learning, community college and transfer support, community building and engagement, and recruiting. This position will be focused on recruitment. Posting #P06141UF.  Full consideration date is Nov. 7.  

NEW! Marketing and Communications Coordinator: College of Agricultural Sciences invites student applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE), 12-month, Marketing and Communications Coordinator position. Posting #P09253SE. Closes Oct. 31. Freshman and sophomores preferred; 20 hours per week. 


“October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.” ~ Hal Borland

Corvallis: Rainy and breezy; high of 56, low of 42. Rain likely on Tuesday.

Central Oregon: Rain Monday; high of 51, low of 31. Frost, then mostly sunny Tuesday. 

Newport: Rain and windy then showers likely; high of 54, low of 48. Rain likely on Tuesday. 

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