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:

Give up meat? Not so fast, say consumers (Western Farmer-Stockman)

Many consumers may tell pollsters they’re concerned about climate change, but it doesn’t necessarily equate to their own reductions in meat consumption or other changes in diet, an Oregon State University researcher says.

Universities work to ease college transition for pandemic-affected students (Oregonian)

Strong Start funding allowed most of the state’s public universities to start summer bridge programs or beef up their existing ones. Oregon State University tripled enrollment in its bridge program for students of color and low-income, first-generation and undocumented students.

The racism, and resilience, behind today's Pacific Northwest salmon crisis (OPB News)

David G. Lewis, a professor at Oregon State University and a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde in Oregon, has spent much of his career compiling previously untold histories of tribal experiences in the region, rewriting the “white person’s history” he sees in most published works.

Community Hall slope project focuses on accessibility ([email protected])

Moving around Furman Hall, the Pharmacy building and Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center is now much easier, thanks to the completion of phase one of the Community Hall Slope project on the Corvallis campus. 

One of higher ed's worst-kept secrets is out. It's even grimmer than we knew. (Slate)

On his personal blog, Higher Ed Data Stories, Jon Boeckenstedt, who serves as vice provost of enrollment at Oregon State University, has used the IPEDS data to compile the big picture on freshman enrollment and migration, providing a number of different visualizations to look at this phenomenon on a large scale, beyond the flagships.

Name change proposed for Lane County (KEZI)

David Lewis is an associate professor at Oregon State University. He says he first got involved to try to educate people on the history of the Kalapuya.

Education preparation programs pivot to meet students' need as school staffing shortages persist (KEZI)

At Oregon State University, Associate Dean of Educator Preparation Programs Kristen Nielsen said recruitment numbers are starting to rise again after fall due to the pandemic. Those numbers are expected to meet or exceed pre-pandemic levels within a year or two.

Nvirovate raises $750K to make packaging more sustainable (Impakter)

The competitive cost of Nvirovate eco-friendly adhesive will facilitate switching from current petroleum-based PSAs. The Oregon State University team of researchers developing this solution previously developed a bio-adhesive for making plywood too.

Positive results from hemp livestock feed study (CBD in Europe)

An Oregon State University study has found spent hemp biomass left over from CBD extraction – usually just treated as waste or plowed back into fields – is looking to be a good feed alternative for lambs.

Today's photo

Setting sun: Kimberly Copeland, procurement & business systems manager, sent in this photo of her summer escape to Roatan, Honduras. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for ways to implement educational technologies in teaching? Participate in workshops and drop-in office hours offered by Academic Technologies. Check out Fall 2022 offerings and register for the events.


Hiring Q&A Webinar: This session is 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. The panel will include representatives from the following teams: Classification and Compensation, HR Strategic Partners, Recruitment, Onboarding and HR Support Services. Sept. 26, 10 a.m. Register here.

Free bike registration: OSU’s Department of Public Safety and Transportation Services is hosting a bike registration event on Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the McNary Dining Quad. The event is free. Registering your bike with 529 Garage is a tool used by law enforcement to reduce bike theft and obtain information such as serial numbers and photos in the event your bike is stolen. You can also register for ZAP Oregon State, a free bike commute rewards program for Oregon State University students and employees.


NEW! Orange Media Network Open House: OMN will hold an open house Sept. 28 from 5-7 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Student Experience Center. Come learn about becoming a part of The Barometer newspaper, DAMchic fashion magazine, Beaver's Digest lifestyle magazine, Prism arts and literature magazine or our radio and television stations, KBVR-FM or KBVR-TV. Open to all students/staff/academic advisers. For 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: 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].

Strand Gallery Fall 2022 Exhibition: Paulette Kaskinen: Woolly, Sept. 27-Dec. 9. Kaskinen’s intricate charcoal drawings of fiber animals highlight careful stewardship of farmers and personalities of her animal subjects. Open Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., or by appointment: (541) 737-5534. Strand Gallery, 440 Strand Agriculture Hall. More information at Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Quality Teaching (QT) Tips: New(er) faculty and GTAs are welcome to join our open and casual community conversations about teaching. Bring a lunch, your questions and your teaching-related successes to share. We will meet in the LINC Lounge (LINC 468) every other Tuesday, starting Sept. 27 from 12:15-12:50 p.m. No registration required; come as you please. Snacks and beverages provided. Email [email protected] with questions. 

CEL & ASOSU Open House: Come visit Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL) and the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) for our open house in our shared office: Student Experience Center (SEC) 250 on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 3-6 p.m. Learn about our events and services, enjoy some light refreshments and meet some of our student staff. Drop-in style event. No registration.

Carey Hilbert’s retirement party: After 26 years at OSU, Carey Hilbert is retiring. Stop by the Hallie Ford Center on Sept. 27 between 3:30-5 p.m. to enjoy snacks and beverages, congratulate Carey on her accomplishment and wish her luck with this new stage in her life. If unable to attend please sign the e-card at this link Contact Caitlyn Aitkins ([email protected]) with any questions.

OSUAA Tailgate Town — Away vs. Utah: Get ready to cheer for the Beavers when they take on the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City. Stop by the Squatters Pub Brewery to mingle with Beaver friends and fans before the Oct. 1 game. The fun begins 2.5 hours before kickoff. Register for the away tailgate by Sept. 28.

Fulbright Program Reception: Current, past and future Fulbrighters, Fulbright advisors, and anyone curious to learn more about the Fulbright program are invited to attend this reception on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 4-5 p.m. at the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, Room 115. Contact [email protected] for any questions.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Beaver Family Connection families are invited to attend a webinar on Social-Emotional Learning and Executive Function Tuesday, Sept. 27 at noon to learn about recommendations for social-emotional learning and executive function. Megan McClelland, Ph.D., Endowed Director of the Hallie E. Ford Center and Katherine E. Smith Healthy Children and Families Professor, will be leading the presentation. At 1 p.m., join McClelland via Zoom for a brief Q&A with OSU families. For more information, contact Robynn Pease at [email protected].

Apply now for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program: If you’re interested in conducting research about online teaching and learning, the Ecampus Research Unit will help you plan your proposal for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. The Research Unit annually funds up to five faculty and/or department projects — $25,000 each — to support research on distance and online education. Info sessions will be held Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Applications are due Nov. 1. To register or ask questions, contact Naomi Aguiar, assistant director of research.

Elliott State Research Forest Forest Management Plan listening session: A public listening session will be held on Sept. 27 to discuss recent drafts of the Forest Management Plan being developed by OSU. This is a time for the public to share their thoughts and provide any input regarding the FMP. This is an online session from 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Recent draft of sections of the Forest Management Plan (FMP) can be accessed through the Department of State Lands Elliott page. Zoom link: Direct questions to: [email protected].

History Pub: Sam Stern, OSU professor and dean emeritus of education, will present “Bernard Daly’s Promise: The Legacy of a Place-Based Scholarship,” on Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at Worthy Brewing in Bend as part of the Worthy History History Pub from the Deschutes Historical Museum. Registration is free:

Loan forgiveness: Oregon State University is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. PSLF is designed to provide student debt forgiveness to public service employees in certain situations. On Sept. 28 at noon, OSU will be hosting a webinar regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the temporary waiver to this program that is active through Oct. 31. Register here: The webinar will be recorded and posted on the University Human Resources website. For more information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program visit the University Human Resources website here. For employment verification on PSLF forms please reach out to [email protected].  

SJEI workshop registration open through fall 2022 — secure your spot: The Social Justice Education Initiative is a professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI workshops are infused with expertise, empathy and humor while embracing a guiding principle of “more curiosity, less judgment” to achieve robust learning objectives. Learn more, see the workshop schedule and register on the SJEI website registration page or contact SJEI director Jane Waite at [email protected].

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue: This 10-hour course teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional or risky topics at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on those decisions with unity and commitment. This program consists of a series of five live, online sessions on Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6 through Nov. 3. There is a $100 fee to attend Crucial Conversations. Learn more and register before Sept. 23.

Take Note

NEW! Research Office System Update to Cayuse Human Ethics: The Research Office is excited to announce that the Human Research Protections Program is transitioning the IRB protocol submission module to Cayuse Human Ethics. The last day for PIs to submit any materials through the old system, iRIS, is Oct. 3. For more information and actions PIs will need to take, please see our newly-updated HRPP Cayuse HE Transition website and FAQs.  

OSU Flu clinic: To register for the Oct. 5 flu clinic, to be held in the MU Ballroom, participants must complete the sign-up process by Sept. 30. Follow the directions carefully. Detailed directions are located here. OSU Faculty/Staff/Students sign-up at this link:  To register for the Oct. 17 clinic, follow the same steps starting Sept. 29 and complete the process by Oct. 9.

TIAA retirement consultations: Employees who are interested in retirement consultations with TIAA can sign up for times next week at the following links: Retirement financial website, Workshops and Events | University Human Resources | Oregon State University; direct link to sign up, TIAA- Seminars & Meeting. Questions? Contact [email protected].

International Education Week is Nov. 14-18: Each year in the third week of November, Oregon State University celebrates International Education Week. If your unit has existing events planned in fall term which connect to the theme of international exchange and global engagement, or if you would like to plan an event during this week for your unit to celebrate OSU’s global achievements, impacts and community, please provide details via this webform by Friday, Oct. 7 for inclusion in centralized marketing materials. For questions, contact [email protected].

Mutual Mentors: Classroom observations are a critical component noted in OSU's Faculty Handbook and have rich benefits for both the observer and the observed. This term-long, hybrid program offers experiential learning opportunities to develop the skills and behaviors needed to conduct classroom observations and simultaneously advance Quality Teaching (QT). Launching the week of Sept. 26, it is not too late to register with CTL:

Internationalization grant application now open: The Office of Faculty Affairs Internationalization Grant is open to all OSU professional and academic faculty and INTO OSU employees. The program awards up to $5,000 for projects that advance the university’s internationalization agenda. Applications for the fall cycle are due by Friday, Oct. 14. 5 p.m. For more information and to apply, visit

OSU Advantage: The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program is accepting applications for its fall Accelerate cohort which begins Oct. 4. Accelerate is open to teams who want to launch high-growth businesses or explore the commercialization potential of an idea. Upon completion of the hybrid program, teams will have a five-minute pitch deck, product market validation, mentor feedback and more. The nine-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. Learn more & apply by Sept. 27.

Instructors: Check Your Library Links. OSU Libraries made several system updates over the summer. Please double-check all your links (including permalinks) to course materials to ensure they still work. We recommend checking both on and off campus. For help fixing broken links visit You may also notice problems with saved searches and search alerts in the library catalog, 1Search. If you need help fixing this, contact [email protected].

Homecoming week class reunions: It’s time to reconnect, reminisce and reunite with classmates and campus. Join the honored Class of 1972 — celebrating a special 50th golden reunion — plus gatherings with the classes of 1970, 1971 and 1962. All classes are welcome. View the schedule of fun reunion activities taking place Oct. 13-15 at

OSU IT Year in Review 2022: The OSU IT Year in Review 2022 website and annual report is now available to the OSU community (OSU Login required). This year’s report highlights IT accomplishments across OSU during the 2021-22 academic year. We've made significant strides to unify the way IT works for OSU and cultivating an IT community with shared vision and goals – enabling us to architect a modern institution that is ready to deliver on its missions across teaching and learning, research, and extension and engagement. 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) provides public service employees with federal student debt forgiveness, in certain situations, after 10 years or 120 consecutive monthly payments. On Oct. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a change to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program rules for a limited time as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency. Now, for a limited time, borrowers may receive credit for past periods of repayment that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF. The waiver ends Oct. 31, 2022. Join a representative from the Department of Education as they discuss the PSLF program, and the steps borrowers need to take to make sure they get credit under the Limited PSLF Waiver. Sept. 28, noon. Register for this webinar.

4-H volunteers: 4-H volunteers are the key to a successful 4-H program and create positive life-changing experiences for youth. Oregon has more than 6,000 adult and teen volunteers who offer their time and talents to our program. Benton County 4-H is home to over 200 of those volunteers. New volunteers receive a comprehensive orientation and training specific to their role, no knowledge or experience is required. Join us on Oct. 25, 6 p.m. at the Benton OSU Extension office for our next training; registration is required (see the flyer for all the details). For more information, see the website or contact our Benton Extension office. 

Boosters for Beavs: Free COVID-19 vaccination clinics are open to the public on our Corvallis, Bend and Newport campuses. Updated booster doses (bivalent) are available in limited supply. No ID, no insurance required. Bring your COVID-19 CDC Card if possible. Mask required inside these spaces. Subject to changes. Visit for updates. Newport: Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room (has flu shots too). Corvallis: Oct. 10-14, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union 62. Bend: Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m., Ray Hall, Atrium 011 and 013. Corvallis: Nov. 14-18, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union 62.

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis, Bend and Newport campuses. 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 expiration date six months. For questions or accommodations related to disabilities, contact [email protected].

Traffic and Maintenance

Full road closure for section of U.S. 20: ODOT is working on a construction project to build a retaining wall, realigning and reconstructing a portion of the road and repairing damage caused by landslides on Hwy 20. Work includes fixing the road surface from milepost 55.4 to milepost 55.6 and milepost 56 to milepost 56.2 to create a smoother ride and prevent water from pooling. If you use this route for work at OSU-Cascades, research, field work or other travel, note that a two-week full road closure is scheduled Sept. 9-22. Detour information is available online. Expect daytime single lane closures Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. through October 2022.


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.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Tillamook County Office in Tillamook. This position is a part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed). This is a 12-month, F/T, classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P03779CT. Closes Oct. 10.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Linn County Office in Tangent. This EPA2 will plan, implement and evaluate program activities related to community food security and safety programs in Linn and Benton Counties. This is a 12-month, F/T, classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P03778CT. Closes Oct. 16.

NEW! Ombuds Administrative Program Coordinator: The University Ombuds Office is seeking an Ombuds Administrative Program Coordinator, a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. This position serves as the first point of contact in an office for visitors with complex concerns. Posting #P06078UF. Applications received by Oct. 5 will receive full consideration. The posting closes Oct. 31.  


“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 86, low of 53. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 85, low of 46. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly sunny today, high of 71, low of 50. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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