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:


OSU professor weighs in on potential impacts of midterm elections in Oregon (KEZI)

"This is surprising in Oregon because pretty quick the vote disparity between the Democrats and Republicans are so wide, we can project who's going to win. But with an election this close, it's going to take a little bit of time," said Oregon State University Associate Political Science professor Christopher Stout.

Dungeness crab dying amid low oxygen levels linked to climate change (Seattle Times)

There’s plenty of research and real-world evidence that confirms climate change is hurting marine species, said Jack Barth, executive director of the Marine Studies Initiative at Oregon State University.

Oregon State expands efforts to serve Indigenous communities (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University is expanding efforts to serve Indigenous communities across the state and nationally as OSU continues to reflect on its role as a land grant institution.

An offer moviegoers couldn't refuse: Remembering "The Godfather" on its 50th anniversary (The Digital Bits)

Jon Lewis (Oregon State University): Coppola made four films in the 70s that are among the best ever—the two Godfathers, The Conversation and Apocalypse Now. The Godfather, deservedly, is always in the discussion for best film ever.

New commercial showcases commitment to sustainable future (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University’s newest commercial features three world-changing projects and programs that showcase the university’s commitment to contribute to a sustainable future.

Large increase of brown marmorated stink bugs poses serious threat to Oregon crops (Farms .com)

The amount of invasive brown marmorated stink bugs in 2022 tops anything seen in Oregon for at least five years and poses a serious threat to Oregon crops and garden plants, according to Oregon State University Extension Service’s orchard crop specialist.

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Sea Grant: Oregon Sea Grant held its annual State of the Coast conference at the Hatfield Marine Science Center on Nov. 5. After giving the keynote address, Charlotte Coté, an associate professor in American Indian Studies at the University of Washington, signed copies of her 2022 book, "A Drum in one Hand, A Sockeye in the Other: Stories of Indigenous Food Sovereignty from the Northwest Coast." (Photo: Travel Williams). We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Wondering what students think about the technology they use in their courses? Check out the EDUCAUSE 2022 Students and Technology Report for undergraduate student perspectives nationally about access to educational technology, course modality preferences, technology challenges and solutions, and student success.


Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium 2022 Fall Student Symposium: Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium is hosting its Fall 2022 Student Symposium on Nov. 10, beginning at 9 a.m. The symposium will be hosted in person at LaSells Stewart Center. The public is invited to attend, view the student posters and watch the student presentations. There will be a virtual keynote speaker from NASA at 9:45 a.m. The posters and further information may be found prior to the symposium at

Rare disease talk: Kathleen Bogart will be speaking on a webinar for Science Magazine on “The profoundly personal side of rare disease: Humanizing the therapeutic journey of patients.” Register for free for the webinar, which will occur on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m.

Blood drive: The American Red Cross will be in Memorial Union 112 on Nov. 9-10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Appointments to donate blood can be made at They also take walk-ins.

ElderCare Connections: ElderCare Connections will meet on Thursday, Nov. 10. Local SHIBA volunteer and expert, Wayne Kradjan, will be joining us from noon to 1 p.m. to provide information on Medicare and Supplemental Insurance. The Zoom link will open at 11:30 a.m, for caregiver check-in from 11:30 a.m. to noon and will close at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact [email protected].

Ecological Engineering Student Society plant sale: EESS is having a plant sale Nov. 9-10. Find us outside of Gilmore Hall on the corner of SW 26th street and SW Campus Way from 1-4 p.m. both days. Spider plants and succulents will range from $2-$10. Contact [email protected] for further details.

Travel Share: Oregon State University’s Retirement Association (OSURA) invites you to a talk by Debi and Simon Johnson where they will share photos and facts from their 22 days in Kenya, Tanzania and Nairobi. Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the OSU Foundation’s boardroom. Free, reserve your spot by emailing [email protected].

HMSC Research Seminar: On Thursday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m., John Stepanek, a graduate student with the Hacker Lab in the Department of Integrative Biology at OSU, will be giving a seminar titled “Carbon storage and non-native beachgrasses in Pacific Northwest coastal sand dunes.” Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Fall Seminar Series: “Exploration of Fungal Diversity Using a Single Cell Sequencing Approach” presented by Timothy James from University of Michigan, Thursday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m. ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

CANCELLED: My People Are Rising: The History and Legacy of the Black Panthers in the PNW. Talk by Aaron Dixon has been cancelled due to illness.

Wildfire documentary: The scheduled weeklong run of a new documentary, “Elemental: Redefining our Relationship with Wildfire,” has been extended through Thursday, Nov. 10, at Corvallis’ Darkside Cinema. “Elemental” features interviews with scientists including professors Chris Dunn and Bev Law of the OSU College of Forestry.

Fall Choral Concert: Performances by the Oregon State University choral program, including the OSU Chamber Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Bella Voce and the OSU Meistersingers. Directed by Steven Zielke and Sandra Babb Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe. $10 GA, OSU students free. Purchase tickets.


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


OSU Parent and Family Social on Nov. 12: OSUAA will host a free informal reception for current OSU parents and families during Fall Family Weekend. The Parent and Family Social will take place on Nov. 12 before the OSU vs. Cal game. Mix, mingle and enjoy food, beverages and game-day fun. Co-hosted by OSUAA, ASOSU and the Beaver Caucus. Register:

Alumni Center pregame tailgate | OSU vs. Cal: Before OSU takes on California, pump up your Beaver pride at the OSU Alumni Association’s Tailgate Town, presented by OCCU. Stop in to get away from the elements and enjoy photo booths, swag giveaways and indoor lawn games at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center three hours before kickoff on Nov 12. 

Beaver Caucus: The Beaver Caucus is delighted to team up with ASOSU once again for our annual ASOSU/Beaver Caucus Social on Saturday, Nov. 12, two hours prior to kickoff. This event will foster engagement between current and former student government leaders, create networking opportunities for students, and educate Beaver Caucus volunteers about university legislative priorities.


NEW! ‘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].

NEW! 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. 

NEW! 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].

NEW! 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:

NEW! 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

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

Karen Hooker’s retirement party: A celebration for Karen Hooker will be held Nov. 17, 4-6 p.m. to celebrate and congratulate Karen on her retirement. The event will be held in the Hallie Ford Center Lobby with a program starting at 4:30 p.m. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. Sign the e-card at this link: Contact Carol Murphy ([email protected]) with any questions.

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.

Forest Management Plan Listening Session: There will be a public listening session Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom to discuss recent drafts of the Forest Management Plan (FMP) being developed by OSU. This is a time for the public to share their thoughts and provide any input regarding the plan. Recent draft sections of the plan can be accessed through on the FMP webpageZoom link. For questions, email [email protected]

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.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! 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:

NEW! 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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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] .

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

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.  

Innovation to Market — Funding & Training Opportunities: OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office on Nov. 17 for a one-hour virtual event offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from OSU Advantage. Register here for a Zoom link:

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 Tom Booth, director, 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.

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.

Veterans Day: Oregon State University will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day and OSU Today will not publish that day. It will resume publication Monday, Nov. 14.

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

MLK awards: Nominations are open for the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Awards, honoring OSU community members who exemplify qualities of service and selflessness. This year, nominations will be accepted for four awards – the Phyllis S. Lee Award, the Frances Dancy Hooks Award, the Oscar Humberto Montemayor Award and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Legacy Award. More information about all four awards is available on the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Awards website.  Deadline for nominations is Nov. 21. For questions, contact [email protected] or 541-737-1063.

The Music Technology and Production program at OSU is producing an album during winter and spring terms. We are soliciting songwriters from around campus to send us a demo of an original song for possible inclusion. We will select the best tracks and pair each artist(s) with students in the MTP program to record and produce the song. This opportunity is open to all OSU students and we especially encourage participation from minorities and underrepresented groups. Submission deadline: Dec. 2. Submission link:

Survey on Motivation in Rabbits: The Human-Animal Interaction lab at OSU is currently researching rabbit behavior. If you own a rabbit and would like to participate, please take our survey about motivation in rabbits. It mainly consists of questions about your rabbit's behavior and preferences. Contact Emma DeFreeuw at [email protected] with any questions. To take the survey, visit or access it directly in English ( or Spanish (

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

Letters to Veterans: Join ASOSU in writing letters to our Veteran’s from Nov. 7-11. The letters can be dropped off in SEC 250 or SNELL 150.

Join a Conversation on Student Success: The Academic Success Center (ASC) & Writing Center publish The Success Kitchen once or twice a term. It includes staff and student perspectives on success topics, interviews with campus partners, highlights of collaborations, and strategies and tools. Sign up by Friday, Nov. 11 to receive the next issue of The Success Kitchen.

$15K of Funding Available: The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span nine months or less, beginning in January 2023. Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Nov. 30. Contact [email protected] with questions. Learn more and apply.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications for the winter 2023 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high-financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. For questions, contact Brenna Gomez. Complete the application form by Nov. 23.

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

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.

NEW! The Office of Faculty Affairs is seeking an Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. This is a part-time (minimum of 0.50 FTE), 12-month position. The AVP role will have particular emphasis on the development and administration of programs supporting the professional success and advancement of a diverse and outstanding faculty, the development of university academic leaders and the recognition of faculty excellence. This is an internal search, open to current/recent OSU employees. Posting #P06220UF. Closes Nov. 28.

EXTENDED! Administrative Office Manager: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Administrative Office Manager position based at the OSU Extension Washington County office in Beaverton. This is a F/T, 12-month, professional faculty position. The anticipated starting salary will be in the range of $57,900-$63,900, commensurate with skills, education, and experience. Posting #P06212UF. Closes Nov. 30.

NEW! CAS Research Program Representatives: OSU College of Agricultural Sciences Research Group invites applications for two Program Representative 2 positions. Remote workers encouraged to apply. This is a F/T, 12-month, classified position. Posting #P03850CT. Full consideration Nov. 25. Closes Dec. 9.

NEW! 4-H Program Coordinator: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement, 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a 4-H Program Coordinator position based at the OSU Extension Service Douglas County office in Roseburg. This is a F/T, 12-month, professional faculty position.Posting #P06226UF. Closes Dec. 11.


“For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.” ~ Charlotte Bronte

Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, high of 50, low of 31. Rain likely tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Frost, high of 39, low of 23. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly sunny, high of 55, low of 37. Rain likely tomorrow.

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