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:

The deepest part of the ocean is practically an alien planet (Popular Mechanics)

It may be cold and quiet, but the deepest part of the ocean, we’re learning, is a noisy place. In 2015, a team made up of researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Oregon State University, dropped a hydrophone (a waterproof microphone) into the Challenger Deep. Within 23 days, the data capacity of the device was full.

2022's most and least politically engaged states (Wallethub)

Featuring Alison Johnston, associate professor of political science at Oregon State University.

Contemporary art comes to Corvallis: The message IS the art (Gazette-Times)

In the art world, there are two types of people: those who create and those who admire, said Helen Wilhelm, director and founder of The Little Gallery at Oregon State University. She considers herself the latter.

WHO continues efforts to estimate scale of foodborne infections (Food Safety Network)

The FAO and WHO have decided to hold a meeting to develop a farm-to-table risk assessment for Listeria monocytogenes in foods. The meeting will inform a possible future revision of Codex guidelines related to controlling the pathogen in food. Matthew Stasiewicz from the University of Illinois, Jovana Kovacevic, at Oregon State University, Taran Skjerdal, of the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, and Laurent Guillier, from the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) are among the experts.

Today's photo

It's cloud illusions I recall: Julia Lounsberry submitted this photo, taken in late September. "This photo was taken on I-5 outside of Corvallis heading north. It had rained off and on all morning when some blue skies peeked out of the different array of clouds." We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Are your students preparing for their first exam? Remind them of the difference between memorizing and practicing active recall. Practicing recall helps students become comfortable using content knowledge under test-like conditions and develops metacognitive skills and memory cues they can use in exams. The Academic Success Center’s Active Studying worksheet gives students several options for getting started.


OSU Herbarium Open House: Guided tours of our new facility Oct. 13, on the hour from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The 1 p.m. tour will highlight the mycology collection. In conjunction, a WeDigBio specimen label transcription event will be hosted in Cordley 2602 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Stop by for games, stickers, plant prizes and refreshments. Oct. 13, Cordley Hall, Room 2512. For questions or accommodations, contact [email protected].

Beaver Boosters: OSU will be providing COVID-19 booster clinics on the OSU Corvallis campus on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 12 and 13, noon to 4 p.m. in Memorial Union rooms 211 & 212. Clinics are open to the public and will provide only updated bivalent boosters for individuals 12 and older, while supplies last. No appointments needed and boosters are free of charge. Please bring your vaccination card. The OSU Cascades campus will be hosting a COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinic on Friday Oct. 14, from 1 – 5 p.m. in the Ray Hall Atrium. Click here for more information. Subject to change.

Communicating with Older Adults and Family Members: Join Eldercare Connections Oct. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom to discuss strategies for communicating with older adults and family members about giving care. Guest speaker Barbara Grant, LCSW, will provide effective tips for communicating with older adults and your family members about aging, care needs and coordinating caregiving responsibilities. The Zoom link will open at 11:30 a.m. for informal conversation and check in and will close at 1:30 to allow additional time for discussion. For more information email [email protected].

Joe Ellingson M.S. Water Resource Science Defense: Ellington will present his thesis, titled “Preventing the Accumulation of Fine Sediments in Sand Dam Reservoirs: An Analytical Framework and Flume Experiments,” on Oct. 13 at noon in Gilmore Hall 234 and on Zoom. John Selker of Biological & Ecological Engineering advises Ellington. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.

University Budget Conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a University Budget Conversation via Zoom Oct. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. This week’s topic is “FY23 Budget Overview.” The initial 15 minutes is spent on presentation of the topic, followed by discussion and Q&A. To join the webinar, visit More information is on the website or contact Sherm Bloomer.

Information and Society Speaker Series: Sherry Antoine, executive director of AfroCROWD, will speak in the Valley Library’s Willamette Rooms as part of the OSU Libraries & Press Information and Society Speaker Series Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. She will speak about the essential role academia plays in efforts to close information gaps in Wikipedia. The event is free and open to the public.

HMSC Research Seminar: Keith Hernadez a postdoc with the Marine Mammal Institute at Hatfield Marine Science Center, will be giving a seminar titled “From pinniped diets to aging dolphins: One postdoc's path in marine ecology, so far," Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m. Please join us in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. 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: "Economic considerations in strawberry harvest management: robotics, labor, and plant health," presented by Timothy Delbridge of OSU Applied Economics, Oct. 13, 4 p.m., ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

Strand Gallery Reception: All are welcome to the reception and artist talk for Paulette Kaskinen: "Woolly." Kaskinen’s intricate charcoal drawings of fiber animals highlight careful stewardship of farmers and personalities of her animal subjects. Thursday, Oct. 13, from 4-7 p.m. at Strand Gallery (440 Strand Agriculture Hall). Artist talk at 4:30 p.m. More information at Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Beer Zine Crafternoon: Bring your crafty skills to create a zine celebrating Oregon’s hops and brewing history and culture. All materials will be available at the event. Oct. 13, 4-5:30 p.m., Valley Library lobby. Organized by the OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center in honor of Oregon Archives Month.

Reception for faculty senators: Provost Ed Feser will host a reception for senators immediately following the Oct. 13 Faculty Senate meeting. All senators are welcome. Thursday, Oct. 13, 5-6 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Ag. Production Rm.

Speed FriendingMake new friends fast. Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m., MU Ballroom.

Wind Ensemble: The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble, directed by Erik Leung, and the OSU Marching Band, directed by Olin Hannum, will perform the James Douglass Memorial Band Concert in conjunction with Homecoming Week on Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. The program will include music by Kevin Puts, Anthony Barfield, John Philip Sousa and Homer Maris. Free, open to all. A livestream will be available at

2022 Homecoming festivities: This fall, join the OSU Alumni Association, friends, faculty and classmates for Homecoming celebrations. From Oct. 13-15, participate in traditions from class reunions to the Homecoming game and tailgate. View the schedule and stay tuned for more events to be added at


NEW! Alumni Center pregame tailgate | OSU vs. Washington State (Homecoming): Cheer for the Beavs at Oregon State’s homecoming game. Fuel up your Beaver spirit with swag giveaways, photo booths and indoor lawn games at the OSU Alumni Association Tailgate Town, presented by OCCU. The free festivities at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center begin three hours before kickoff on Oct. 15. Explore more homecoming events.

NEW! Disabled Students Union Halloween bake sale: Black candy apples and witches brew, molasses cookies and monster marshmallows melting in our hot swamp chocolate...Savor our sweet fly cemetery pies, Snickerdoodle cookies and cupcakes and howl at our Halloween bark. Find these deliciously spooky treats and much more at our Halloween Bake Sale on Monday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the SEC Plaza. Drive. For more information contact [email protected].

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.

NEW! Oregon Stater Awards: Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Presented by the College of Engineering, the Oregon Stater Awards honor alumni whose contributions to the field exemplify Oregon State’s leadership over the past 150 years. Open to College of Engineering alumni, friends, industry professionals, faculty and staff. Attendance is free and available on a first-registered, first-served basis. Details and registration:

NEW! Title IX Campus Partners Panel Discussion: In keeping with OSU’s plans to celebrate the spirit and the letter of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access is sponsoring a panel discussion with campus partner offices. The panel will take place on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center and will include administrators from the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, Office of Institutional Diversity, Ombuds Office, Employee and Labor Relations, Student Conduct and Community Standards and OSU Police Department. Panelists will provide an overview of their respective roles and responsibilities when a complaint intersects or crosses jurisdictional borders with EOA’s sexual harassment or sexual misconduct processes. For questions or accommodations, contact EOA at [email protected] or 541-737-3556.

Music à la Carte: Chintimini Brass. The Willamette Valley's premier professional brass quintet formed in the summer of 2016, with many of its founding members still performing. Members Trevor Wilson, Ken Saul, David Sorenson, Brian Wilson and Isaac Andrew love sharing music with others. Join us for a free, live, in-person, lunch hour performance on Oct. 14 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge.

Historic Fairbanks Hall is open: To mark the reopening of historic Fairbanks Hall and its renovated studio and gallery spaces, faculty and alumni of OSU’s art program present "Through Line," a show featuring painting, photography, sculpture and video art, Oct. 14-Nov. 13, in Fairbanks Gallery and Praxis Gallery. Also, "Willamette Streamflow, 2022," an outdoor installation by Adrien Segal, commissioned through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program, managed by the Oregon Arts Commission. The galleries in Fairbanks will host a wide array of shows by faculty, students and guest artists throughout the academic year. An artist’s reception for the current exhibition and new installation will take place on Oct. 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m. in conjunction with the downtown Corvallis Art Walk.

6th Annual Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgate: Get the game day hype started with new and old friends before the Homecoming game vs. WSU on Oct. 15. Join the free, family-friendly pregame tailgate outside of the Centro Cultural César Chávez and enjoy food, drinks, photo ops, a DJ and more. Please register by Oct. 13. Limited walk-ups may be available.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! “Back from Nuclear Brink: Prescription for Survival." Speaker Dr. Ira Helfand is a physician and a world leader in nuclear disarmament and health and is affiliated with two Nobel Peace Prize-winning groups. He co-chairs the Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee, and previously served as president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in MU 13.

NEW! College success for veterans: OSU’s College of Business is hosting a College Success Workshop in partnership with the Warrior-Scholar Project on Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Austin Hall 126. This is a free one-day workshop for veterans and service members transitioning to college. The workshops are taught by fellow enlisted veterans who are currently enrolled in four-year universities. You do not have to be a current OSU student. Lunch, parking and light snacks will be provided at no cost to registered attendees. Register online by Oct. 21. Contact Caiden Marcus-Brist ([email protected]) with questions.

UPDATED: 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.

LeGuin symposium: The Anarres Project for Alternative Futures celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel “The World for World is Forest” by hosting a free Zoom symposium Oct. 14, 9 a.m. The symposium features presentations from international scholars and activists interested in finding ways for Le Guin’s story to inform our contemporary social movements struggling against violence, oppression and social injustice today. Free and open to the public. To view the program and register for the event:

FYI Friday – The OSU Community and Cybersecurity: What does it all mean? October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Come and participate in a conversation about cybersecurity and get updates from the Office of Information Security. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered. Part of the Fall 2022 FYI Friday series; Oct. 14, noon to 12:45 p.m. via Zoom. Registration required.

UPDATED TIME! Center for Teaching and Learning Sparkshop: Openings and closings matter: Tips for making the first and last few minutes of class effective and reflective. Ever wondered how to grab students’ attention as soon as they enter your class and engage them in reflecting on their learning before they leave? We will discuss evidence-informed tips for leveraging student learning success during the opening and closing minutes of class. Oct. 14, noon to 12:20 p.m. Zoom link will be provided when you register.

College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: “From participatory management to participatory evaluation: Sharing power in a community-based organization” will be presented from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, HFC 115 and Zoom, by Ricardo B. Contreras, applied anthropologist and executive director of Casa Latinos Unidos. Co-sponsored with the CPHHS Global Health program.

Assessment Leads and Assessment Personnel: Join the team from Assessment & Accreditation for the fall undergraduate programs assessment workshop on Friday Oct. 14, 1-2 p.m. in Milam 215. We look forward to sharing our new program assessment rubric, presenting the findings from the annual assessment reports and updating the assessment process.

Student leadership event: Community Engagement & Leadership is hosting a day-long immersive leadership experience, “Beavs Lead: Spark,” on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the AAPC. Students will have the opportunity to explore their personal leadership. This event is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Register here:

The OSU Community and Cybersecurity: What does it all mean? Ever wonder about phishes, cyber security threats, and how the OSU community is affected by them? Have you wondered if you can help defend against them? Join the Office of Information Security on Oct. 14 at noon for a virtual event to get your questions answered. Register at:

Beavs Lead: Community Engagement & Leadership is hosting a day-long immersive leadership experience, “Beavs Lead: Spark,” on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the AAPC. Students will have the opportunity to explore their personal leadership approach by examining their values, strengths, identities and passions. First-year, second-year, and transfer students are encouraged to attend, but this event is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Register here:

October Research Integrity Forum: This month’s session, "Simplifying Review of Human Subjects Research at OSU," presented by Christopher Viggiani, associate vice president for research integrity, and Bridget Watson, HRPP administrator, will focus on steps that are underway to modernize the human research protections program, including a new software platform, a streamlined application form featuring a new exempt request process and more. Oct. 19, 1 p.m. via Zoom. Register here. For more information, email [email protected].

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.

FST Farm 2 Fork Webinar: “Sensory Science – Where Does it Fit and How Do I Use It?" Would you like to learn about sensory science and how it fits into food science? Join us Friday, Oct. 21, noon to 12:45 p.m. Register today.

John Grade Talk and Reception: John Grade's monumental sculpture, "Emeritus," suspended in the middle of OSU's giant sequoias in the Memorial Union Quad, is inspired by the form of an absent tree. Inviting viewers to peer vertically into the hollow, ghostly space of an imagined fourth trunk, it is formed of tens of thousands of cast and carved parts that make reference to the species' cones, needles and branches. This event will include an informal viewing of the sculpture, complimentary food/no-host wine and beer, artist talk, informal conversation and book signing. Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the SEC Plaza. Schedule.

"To What Remains" documentary discussion: Trace the efforts to find Americans missing in action since World War II in a discussion of "To What Remains," Nov. 3 at 6 p.m, at OSU-Cascades Edward J. Ray Hall. Reception to follow. The OSU Alumni Association welcomes Derek Abbey, ’99, president/CEO of Project Recover, and invites alumni and friends to learn about OSU veteran programs. Attend in person or online at

2022 Thomas Condon Lecture: Kathy Cashman, University of Oregon, “What’s under a volcano and how do we know?” Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7-8 p.m.; refreshments at 6:30 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center and online. For registration and details, see

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. At the end of this course, learners will have a solid understanding about the principles and policies that apply to our employees, know how to navigate within the space of talent management activities, and recognize when, and how, to provide equal opportunity and access to employees. Nov. 15-18, 8:15 a.m. to noon each day via Zoom. Learn more and register before Nov 8.

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 Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Center, Room 115. Advanced registration required and space is limited.

Take Note

NEW! Volunteer at Career Fairs: Want to gain event logistics experience? Be a welcoming face for Oregon State when you sign up to assist at an in-person career fair. Volunteer slots include opportunities to connect personally with employers when they arrive on campus and to work side-by-side with professionals on the Career Development team. Sign up here. Questions? Contact the Career Development Center.

Recruiting participants for bicycling simulator experiment: The OSU Bicycling Simulator lab is seeking participants for an experiment who are at least 18 years old and have ridden a bicycle in the last 10 years. The purpose of this study is to make autonomous vehicles safer for bicyclists. Participation involves a one-hour time commitment and coming to the OSU Bicycling Simulator. Persons who participated in the first stage of this study (pedestrian or bicycle, conducted January 2022) are ineligible to participate. Participants will be compensated $20 for their time. To schedule a time to participate or for more information, please email Amy Wyman at [email protected]

Affordable student health insurance is available: Enrollment is open through Friday, Oct. 14. Domestic, Ecampus and PharmD students can easily signup for the OSU Insurance Plan from PacificSource. The plan provides access to a vast network of local and nationwide care providers. More info:

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis and Bend campuses and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits without restrictions. Please note the FDA has extended the self-test kit expiration dates by six months. 


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NEW! Ecampus is seeking a compliance and reporting coordinator to join our program management team. This position will be responsible for coordinating Ecampus compliance tasks and for reporting on various aspects of Ecampus programs to help ensure that Ecampus programs meet federal, state and other regulations and to promote the continual improvement of Ecampus programs. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) professional faculty position. Posting #P06129UF. Closes Oct. 31.


“Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples.” ~ Rigoberta Menchú Tum

Corvallis: Patchy fog and then sunny, high of 80, low of 49. Sunny Friday.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 77, low of 44. Sunny tomorrow.

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

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