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 research concludes removing Klamath River dams will help salmon populations (KEZI)

Researchers at Oregon State University have concluded that a large-scale dam removal and restoration project currently underway on the Klamath River in southern Oregon and northern California will help salmon populations, according to college officials.

Tracking damage within the Gaza Strip through maps (Washington Post)

Damage analysis of Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite data by Corey Scher of CUNY Graduate Center and Jamon Van Den Hoek of Oregon State University. Damage data as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern on Oct. 29. Population data is sourced from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 

Hawaii goby fish that can climb up waterfalls under threat as unmaintained waterways benefit invasive species (Nature World News)

By employing elemental microchemistry at Oregon State University's W.M. Keck Collaboratory for Plasma Spectrometry, researchers delved into the larval environment of 90 fishes, concluding that all spent their larval stage in saltwater. Jessica Miller, an Oregon State University professor, commended Cody's work as pivotal for future research and conservation of endemic Hawaiian gobies like 'o'opu.


Burning questions (The Sun)

I talked with fire ecologist Meg Krawchuk (Oregon State University) about the double-edged sword that wildfires have increasingly become. She studies not only the science of fire but its social and cultural ramifications, and she believes that understanding our past relationship to fire can help us navigate our present interactions with a changing climate. 

Today's photo

Wetland wonder: Roni Sue of the Equal Opportunity and Access Office took this photo in mid October at Jackson Frazier wetland. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Want to update your students on their progress in your course? The middle of the term is a good time to do so. Review your Canvas gradebook for accuracy. Be sure it is totally up to date so that students know their status in your course. Use SpeedGrader in Canvas to evaluate assignments more efficiently.

NEW! Strategic Plan: Join us in celebrating the first year of President Jayathi Murthy’s leadership and the launch of our next strategic plan — Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan. It’s an intensely focused, ambitious vision for what OSU will become. Join us at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. A free lunch will follow the program.


School of Communication Career Week: Learn about the School of Communication and how you can cut through the noise, build VR worlds and make your voice heard at Oregon State and beyond. Events run online and in-person from Oct. 30-Nov. 2.

Introduction to PERS Retirement: Tier 1/Tier 2 members with more than three years until PERS retirement can  attend a workshop presented by PERS from 9-11 a.m., Nov. 2 in the Memorial Union (MU) Room 104. Topics include a look at available resources, information about Online Member Services estimates, a review of retirement timelines, an explanation of working after retirement rules, detailed information regarding the Individual Account Program (IAP) and other information you may find useful as you move toward retirement. This is an in-person event. Click here to register.

NEW! Care Talks: Emotional Wellness -- Gratitude. Learn the science behind gratitude and how it can help to increase the meaningful relationships in all areas of your life. The newest research empowers individuals to incorporate gratitude both at work and home. This webinar will offer tips to help you do that. 10 a.m., Nov. 2. Register.

Lyra Health to launch mental health services for OSU employeesLyra Health offers a range of services, including access to a network of experienced and culturally responsive mental health professionals, therapists and counselors who are available for in-person and virtual appointments. Their platform also provides resources for self-guided support and emotional well-being tools to help you and your family members manage stress and improve your overall mental health. You can learn more about Lyra, including eligibility information, in this short video. 10 a.m., Nov. 2: OSU + Lyra: Lyra 101 General Employee Information Session. Noon, Nov. 9: OSU + Lyra: Lyra 101 Supervisor Information Session. Noon Nov. 13: OSU + Lyra: Lyra 101 General Employee Information Session.

Onboarding forums: The President and Provost’s Leadership Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PPLC) is hosting onboarding forums for employees of color and supervisors of employees of color this fall. The goal of these forums is to seek to identify additional ways to support the success and belonging of new employees of color. For employees: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m, Nov. 2, MU 109. For supervisors: 2:30-4 p.m., Nov. 6, and 9-10:30 a.m., Nov. 7, MU 104. RSVP to [email protected]. For Zoom or 1:1 options, email [email protected].

SOC Graduate School Info Session: Oregon State University’s School of Communication invites you to attend our virtual graduate program Open House, to be held at noon Nov. 2  in the Shepard Hall 209 or online at Current faculty and students will be there to introduce the program and discuss topics like curriculum, admissions and funding. Register for the event here:

All About OPSRP: PERS members at any stage in their career who began PERS employment after Aug. 28 can attend a workshop presented by PERS from 2-4 p.m., Nov. 2 in the Memorial Union (MU) Room 104. Topics include membership and vesting requirements, information regarding Online Member Services and estimates, retirement eligibility, detailed information about the Individual Account Program (IAP) and member resources. This is an in-person event. Click here to register.

Design for Social Impact Open Forum: DSI Academic Director candidate Tauhidur Rahman is presenting a public forum to OSU community members titled “Imagining Design for Social Impact at OSU and Beyond: Design Thinking and Innovation for Social Good.” The forum takes place from 3-3:45 p.m. on Nov. 2 in ALS 4000 and includes 20-25 minutes for questions/discussion.

HMSC Research Seminar: Alessandra Burgo, the project manager with Cascadia Coastline and Peoples Hazards Research Hub, will be giving a seminar titled “How do Cascadia coastal communities increase their resilience to coastal hazards?” at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 2, in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. At Zoom link Or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

UAOSU Fall General Membership Meeting: Join United Academics of Oregon State University (UAOSU) for their fall general membership meeting. It will be held from 5:30-7 p.m., Nov. 2 in the Journey Room in the Memorial Union. Refreshments will be served. A hybrid option is available if you’re unable to attend in person. Please RSVP at

NEW! ASOSU Town Hall With State Sen. Gelser Blouin: Join us for a student town hall with State Sen. Sara Gelser Blouin. Topics Include the price of college, higher education funding, student housing costs and public transportation. This is also a great opportunity to ask questions. Food will be provided. 6 p.m., Nov. 2, MU 209.


NEW! President's Reception for International Students: OSU President Jayathi Murthy invites all international students to join her for coffee and conversation from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 15 in the MU Main Lounge. This event is part of International Education Week. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

NEW! Fulbrights for OSU Faculty: Join us for a live Fulbright U.S. Scholar information session. Program staff will discuss award opportunities, the application and selection process, and answer your questions. Register to attend. Noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 13 via Zoom. More info available on the OSU Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program website. This event is part of International Education Week. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

NEW! Art exhibit: The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology has announced the opening of an art exhibition showcasing eight larger than life works by Maxwell Eckelbarger. Displayed on the first and second floors of Cordley Hall, the exhibition is made up of two collections on loan from the Plant Cell Atlas Consortium and Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology (Stanford, CA). The banners are available to visit during business hours, Monday to Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in the hallways of the first and second floor of the recently remodeled West Wing of Cordley Hall.

Music à la Carte: Join guitarist Mario Diaz and percussionist Martin Zarzar for a performance at noon on Friday, Nov. 3 in the Main Lounge of the MU. Admission is free.

University Budget Conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a University Budget Conversation via Zoom from 1-2 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 3. This week’s topic is the “State Funding Process.” The initial 15 minutes is spent on presentation of the topic, followed by discussion and Q&A. Registration is required at For questions, contact [email protected].

Statistics Graduate Program Open House: Learn about opportunities available for the M.S./Ph.D. in Statistics program from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4 (lunch provided) in Weniger Hall Room 222. Prospective graduate students will hear from graduate faculty and current students, learn about admissions and graduate funding and tour our spaces. Register using this link.  

Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild presents “Artistic License:” The exhibit features more than 80 black-and-white and color photographs by 25 members of the PhotoArts Guild who were asked to exercise their creative freedom for the group’s 13th biennial exhibit at the Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center. The exhibit runs from Nov. 1-Dec.18. The reception takes place from 5-7 p.m., Nov. 4. Learn more about this exhibit including Giustina Gallery hours.

OSUAA Tailgate Town: Away vs. Colorado. Join the pregame party in Boulder. While game tickets are sold out, you can snag a spot at the OSUAA Tailgate Town to get in on  Tailgate tickets limited – get yours now. Enjoy the game-day spirit and enjoy food, drinks, music and great company.. Nov. 4, 2.5 hours before kickoff (time TBD).

Employee Veteran Breakfast: Join employee veterans at Oregon State University for the Veteran Employee Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 6, 9-11 a.m. in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. Connect with others who have served, enjoy breakfast and learn about resources available to employees who are veterans with a brief program. Questions and accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-2278 or emailing [email protected].

College of Education Tailgate: College of Education alumni and friends are invited to a tailgate event from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Ch2M Hill Alumni Center in the Willamette Room 115. The first 100 through the door get a snazzy light-up cowboy hat. Join us for food, fun and football. Register at

International Education Week Nov. 13-17: Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week. For the full calendar of events, visit:

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

UPDATE! Provost’s Lecture featuring Diana B. Henriques has been postponed: The first Provost’s Lecture of the 2023-24 series, featuring Diana B. Henriques, award-winning financial journalist and author, has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled on a later date. The Provost’s Lecture Series is a partnership of the Office of the Provost and the OSU Foundation that brings renowned thinkers, writers, scientists, artists and leaders to OSU to engage, challenge and inspire. 

NEW! CTL Sparkshop: Funmi Amobi, CTL instructional consultant and college liaison, will speak on searching for ways to boost class participation and peer-to-peer interaction in your teaching. Join CTL Sparkshop to discuss evidence-informed structure and tips for implementing interteaching to promote student engagement and learning. Noon to 12:20 p.m., Nov. 3. Registration.

NEW! How can I save time and money on graduate school? Get a jump start on graduate school with an accelerated Master of Public Health degree from the College of Health. Interested? Attend an information session from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 6, in Waldo 400 or via Zoom. Register for more details.

NEW! Teaching Workshop: Regan A. R. Gurung, AVP and Director of the CTL, will moderate an informal conversation about teaching assessment with Shane Brown (COE), April LaGue (CoEd) and Louis M. Wojcinski (COS) titled, "Is an Unexamined Class Worth Teaching? Pointers from Experienced Faculty,” 10-11 a.m., Nov. 8 via Zoom. Register to participate here.  

NEW! Fall Faculty Lunch on AI Integration: Join Ecampus for an exciting discussion on AI integration in online education with Ecampus instructors and pros. Discover effective uses for AI and student work evaluation strategies. Enjoy a complimentary hot lunch when you join us in person at the Memorial Union Horizon Room from noon to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 9 or participate via Zoom livestream. Reserve your spot now.

NEW! Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors: Managers and supervisors at OSU play a key role in enabling employees to do their best work. The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all Oregon State University managers, supervisors and lead workers. Fall 2023 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 14-17, via Zoom. Winter 2024 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Monday-Thursday, Feb. 26-29, via Zoom. Spring 2024 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesday-Friday, May 7-10, via Zoom. Learn more and register.

Anthropology Lecture Series: Kali FurmanWGSS instructor Kali Furman will present research titled, "Student Activism and Institutional Change: A History of the Difference, Power, and Oppression Program," at noon Nov. 3 in Strand 111. Admission is free.

College of Health Friday Research Seminar: “Community Partnerships and Anthropological Engagements: Pandemic Lessons for Local Health Equity Work" will be presented by Kristin Yarris, University of Oregon, from 1-2 p.m., Nov. 3, in HFC 115 and Zoom. Learn more about upcoming and past seminars on the college website.

FYI Friday – Earthquake Preparedness / Family Care: Join us for a brief overview of the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake risk and its severity. Participants will learn about a checklist for home preparedness, basic supplies, an overview of the “2 Weeks Ready” program and family planning/reunification. 1-1:45 p.m. Nov. 3 via Zoom. Registration required.

Applied Economics Seminar: Jo Albers from the University of Wyoming will present "Migratory Species’ Movement Decisions Should Inform Development and Conservation Actions" in person in Ballard Extension Hall Room 219, and also available via Zoom. 2:30-4 p.m., Nov. 3. Additional details here

Register for the Peer Ed Conference: Join other undergraduate students in peer educator roles from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 4 in Austin Hall to share experiences, engage in collaborative workshops and build relationships with undergraduate colleagues in similar roles at OSU. RSVP by Oct. 31 for free lunch. Questions? See our website or contact [email protected].

Leadership experience: Community Engagement & Leadership is hosting a day-long immersive leadership experience, "Beavs Lead: Spark," from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 4 in Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez (CCCC). Students will have the opportunity to explore their personal leadership approach by examining their values, strengths, identities and passions. This event is open to all students, but first-year, second-year and transfer students are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Register at: For more information or accommodations for disabilities contact 541-737-3041 or [email protected]..

Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2023 Seminar Series Mondays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom. At noon on Nov. 6., Andrew Millison, OSU Horticulture Department, will present, “Mass Movements of Land Regeneration in India and Africa.” The event is free and open to the public. Please visit our website for presenter’s bio and the Zoom information at:

FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: How do you approach a challenge? FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new workshop presented by the Office of University Human Resources that dives deep into the way that we solve problems together. This engaging workshop helps people learn more about their own mindset, learn appreciation for how colleagues work, and together be able create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. View upcoming workshops and enroll here. A $40 fee covers materials. 

Take Note

NEW! Enabling Verified Duo Push for all OSU students and employees: As we continue to see round after round of increasingly sophisticated and malicious phishing attacks targeting the OSU community, we are working to improve our security posture and increase our resiliency by adopting new security measures. Beginning Monday, Nov. 6, we will be activating Verified Duo Push for all OSU students and employees. What is Verified Duo Push? Check out this brief video of one of our Service Desk student employees talking about this change: 

NEW! Ask Alumni: Job search strategies webcast. WorkSource Oregon offers free career resources for students and alumni. Hear about services, trainings and referrals available from Job Developer Corey Habiger, ’17, in Job Search Strategies, an on-demand webcast presented by the OSU Alumni Association. Get connected with employment opportunities to meet your work goals. Watch for free at

NEW! Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Severe Weather. Make sure your family and home are ready in case severe weather strikes. Knowing safety tips and having severe weather plans in place are the best way to prepare. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here:

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing this link to resources for your department about how Improving your safety culture starts with leadership. For more information on Safety at OSU visit OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a link to report safety concerns online.

Deadline extended: The Open Educational Resources Unit is accepting proposals for the Affordable Learning Grant until Nov. 30. Faculty can receive up to $15,000 in funding to adopt, adapt or author an open educational resource (OER) for your course. OER are openly licensed course materials that save students money and make higher education more accessible. This grant is made possible by OSU's new Division of Educational Ventures and all funding is a department-to-department transfer. Questions? Contact OERU Director Stefanie Buck.

Faculty Senate Elections – Candidate Nominations: Faculty are encouraged to suggest colleagues whom they believe are knowledgeable about the university and who would well represent OSU Faculty. Faculty may also nominate themselves. Forward candidate suggestions by noon Nov. 2 to Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected]. Insert ‘Candidate’ in the subject line. President-Elect – Candidates must now be or have been an OSU Faculty senator. Interinstitutional Faculty Senator – Candidates need not have been an OSU faculty senator. Executive Committee – Candidates must now be or have been an OSU faculty senator.

Blood sugar study participants sought: Researchers in the College of Health at OSU are studying the effects of an FDA-approved drug on people at risk for high blood sugar. We are looking for study participants between the age of 18-59, who are nonsmokers, and who do not have diabetes. The study involves several visits to the Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center in Corvallis over approximately 4 months. By participating, you may receive up to $1,000, as well as information about your health. Email [email protected] to learn more and apply.

Faculty Senate Elections – Faculty with Split Appointments: Non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Faculty Senate purposes. For example, if a faculty member has a split appointment between Agricultural Sciences and Science, they may choose one or the other (FTE will not be split between apportionment units). This choice will determine Faculty Senate representation.  No later than noon Nov. 14, complete and submit the survey at to indicate with which apportionment unit you wish to be included.

Faculty Senate Elections – Interest in serving as a faculty senator or declining senator election: 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 ballot, or you wish to indicate a strong interest in serving if elected, complete and submit the survey at no later than noon Nov. 14. Faculty must decline each year.

Yoga and Meditation Class Scholarships for OSU Undergrads: OSU undergraduates are invited to apply for financial support to attend classes at Marigold: the OSU Center for Contemplative Practice. Initial scholarship covers 80% of class fees for yoga, meditation and dance classes. Additional funding is available for upcoming programs such as mindful self-compassion, lucid dreaming and more. Marigold is a beautiful biophilic practice center located in downtown Corvallis. Apply for this scholarship or contact us

Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Winter 2024: Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? FYI Friday is a program where campus partners are invited to present what they’re working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours long. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Traffic and Maintenance

Kerr: As part of the Kerr Administration South Parking Lot Improvement project, the Kerr South parking lot closure has been extended until Dec. 4 to finish construction activities, including lighting installation, paving and striping. This includes the closure of the west sidewalk. ADA access is available on the east side of the building.


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! Biological Sciences Research Technician 3: College of Agriculture Greenhouse Operations invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, BSRT3 position. Posting #P04479CT. Full consideration after Nov. 7. Closes Dec. 29.

NEW! Oregon State University and Oregon Sea Grant invite applications for an Education Program Assistant 1. This Marine Educator will develop, prepare and present marine science activities and programs for K-12 school audiences, other youth, families and the public. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position based in Newport. Posting #P04482CT. Full consideration Nov. 14.

EXTENDED Office ManagerOSU College of Agricultural Sciences Department of Botany and Plant Pathology invite applications for our Office Manager position. The Office Manager will oversee the daily operation of the department by overseeing daily operations of the department’s planning, management of support resources and personnel follow-up in department activities. The position is responsible for assisting in the establishment of departmental policies, supervision of classified staff and acting as resource/liaison contact to departmental personnel, students and clientele. Posting #P07294UF. Closes Nov. 30.


To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell

Corvallis: Showers today, high of 61, low of 49. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Rain today, high of 61, low of 40. Mostly sunny tomorrow,

Newport: Rain today, high of 62, low of 49. Chance of rain tomorrow.

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