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:

Not a vaccine: mRNA nanoparticles as universal COVID-19 treatment (Laboratory Equipment)

Researchers at Oregon State University have produced a proof of principle for a new “universal” means of treating COVID-19. In a mouse model, the team showed it’s possible to prompt the production of a protein that can block multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering cells and causing illness.

The best way to parent your dog, according to study (MSN)

Animal behaviorists from Oregon State University have concluded that if you parent your pup in a certain way, a style known as “authoritative,” your dog will grow up to be more social, secure and smart.

Capital campaign watch: Ohio Northern, Oregon State, U of New Orleans, U of Oklahoma (Inside Higher  Ed)

Oregon State University has announced a campaign to raise $1.75 billion. The university has already raised $1 billion.

Corvallis police arrest hit-and-run suspect accused of seriously injuring OSU student (KATU)

A 47-year-old man has been arrested, accused of driving off after striking and seriously injuring an Oregon State University student near the school’s campus in late September.

Fact check: Human-driven global warming increased Larsen ice shelf melt (USA Today)

Erin Pettit, an ice sheet researcher and professor at Oregon State University, also told USA TODAY that human-driven warming influences melt factors on the Larsen C ice shelf. 

Today's photo

Beautiful day in Newport: Lauri Morris, administrative program assistant for NROTC, sent  in this photo of Yaquina Bay Bridge. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Do you have writing projects coming up in the second half of the term? If so, this is a great time to remind students about the support available through the Writing Center. Students and project groups can have consultations in person or via Zoom, or can get written feedback via email. See Writing Center Faculty Resources including ready-to-use PowerPoint slides.


NEW! Oregon Great Shake Out Drill Today: Today is Oregon’s Great Shake Out earthquake drill. At 10:20 a.m. today, stop what you are doing and practice your earthquake response. DROP, COVER and HOLD ON for 60 seconds and then the drill is over. We will also be testing the OSU Alert system to announce the drill, but don’t wait for the announcement. Start the drill at 10:20 a.m. and finish it by 10:21 a.m. If you participate in the drill, please tell us through our survey:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Wear purple to show your support for survivors and raise awareness on Purple Thursday (Thursday, Oct. 20). Get your free purple ribbon in the lobbies of Valley Library, Dixon Rec Center, SEC, MU, Student Health Services or any of the Cultural Resource Centers on campus and show your support all month long.

Visiting Scholar Talk: “Natural Form & Industrial Building – Two Case Studies: Pikku-Finlandia and Katve-pavilion.” Join the College of Forestry International Programs for a talk with Jaakko Torvinen, rising architect in Finland. Jaakko will discuss sustainable building, wood structures and design and execution of Pikku-Finlandia. Free. Thursday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m. in PFSC 315 and via Zoom.

HMSC Research Seminar: Caren Barcelo, a postdoctoral scholar with CIMERS at Oregon State University and NMFS at NOAA, will be giving a seminar titled “Integrating spatial population structure and ecosystem information into stock assessment,” Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m. 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.

VPCDO candidate visits. Candidates for OSU Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 20 and Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Lamar Bryant will be hosted on campus on Thursday, followed by Scott Vignos, on Monday. Opportunities to engage with the candidates include a University Forum at 3:30 p.m. and Student Town Hall at 4:30 p.m. on each date. All forums will be held in person with light refreshments and via Zoom webinar. Visit the VPCDO search webpage for details and the Zoom webinar links.

Finding Order in Nature: The Historian’s Tradition from Mayr to Farber. Join us for a review of significant trends in thinking about the history of natural history and the history of science at the inaugural Farber Lecture, presented by Janet Browne. Thursday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m., C&E Hall, the LaSells Stewart Center. A reception will follow the talk. No registration is required.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Fall Seminar Series: “Ancient Memories of Seeds – Evolutionary Footprints of Seed Dormancy Genes,” presented by Hiro Nonogaki of OSU Horticulture, Oct. 20, 4 p.m. in ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

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.  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.


NEW! Educational Technology Support Drop-in Hours: Do you have questions regarding the use of university-supported educational technologies, such as Canvas, Gradescope and Top Hat? Stop by LINC 468 on Friday, Oct. 21, 1-2 p.m. for the UIT-Academic Technologies open office hour. Questions? Email us at [email protected]

NEW! 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

NEW! 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.

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

NEW! Alumni Center pregame tailgate | OSU vs. Colorado: Before OSU takes on Colorado, make an appearance at the OSU Alumni Association’s Tailgate Town, presented by OCCU. With photo booths, swag giveaways and indoor lawn games, there’s game day fun for the whole Beaver family at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Stop by three hours before kickoff on Oct. 22. 

NEW! OSUAA Tailgate Town | Away vs. Washington: Celebrate and cheer for our student-athletes at a pregame tailgate before the OSU vs. UW game. Join Beaver football festivities in The Zone, just a few minutes away from Husky Stadium, on Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Meal is included with admission price. Register in advance by Oct. 30. 

Music à la Carte: Takohachi X (aka “TakoX “TakoTen”) is a duo project by the founding director, Yumi Torimaru, with Kohei Kimura. The two collaborate to bring Japanese culture and Takohachi originality to our communities. Yumi and Kohei have performed hundreds of shows in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Texas and Japan. In this informal, lunch hour performance TakoX will introduce several different Japanese traditional instruments including tsugaru shamisen, taiko drum, shinobue Japanese bamboo flute and shakuhachi. Oct. 21 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free, open to all.

University Theatre: With the support of the OSU Arts and Education Center's "Unboxed" event series, University Theatre will present Andrea Stolowtiz’s romantic comedy "Successful Strategies" in four limited-seating public performances. This unique play about a winery, set in a winery, is hosted by the Lumos Wine Company, with performances Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lumos Winery tasting room, 24000 Cardwell Hill Dr., Philomath. Tickets are advance purchase only and go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7. They are $17 for the general public, $12 for seniors and youth, and $5 for OSU students, available at or by contacting the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2853. No tickets will be sold at the winery on the evening of performances.

Crux Fermentation Project, OSU Tailgate Oct. 22: See what’s brewing with OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Crux Fermentation Project and the OSU Alumni Association at a lively tailgate prior to the game against Colorado Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Enjoy Crux and OSU Brewery samples, treats from the Beaver Classic food truck and experience the Crux Fermentation Project's Gypsy Coolship. The first 100 people to sign up for the event will each receive one free drink ticket to be used at OSUAA Tailgate Town, also hosted in the OSU Alumni Center. Register today at

Board of Trustees: The OSU Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-2:40 p.m. to consider approving OSU President Jayathi Murthy’s goals for the 2023 fiscal year and advancing building projects, among other topics. The meeting will be held in the Horizon Room, Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. Board committees will meet beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Horizon Room. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted at Members of the public may attend the Oct. 27 and 28 meetings in person or view the meetings at The board will hold a retreat on Oct. 26 to discuss the development of the university’s next strategic plan, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Participation will be limited to invited guests, but members of the public may view the retreat at

100 Views of Oregon art exhibition: Twenty regional artists will share their views of Oregon life across the state. Over 100 pieces of artwork are on display. Exhibition runs Oct. 3-28 in the Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center. Learn more:

Beaver Boosters: OSU will be providing COVID-19 booster clinics on the OSU Corvallis campus, Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18, from noon to 4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 62. Clinics are open to the public and will provide updated bivalent boosters for individuals 12 and older, while supplies last. No appointments are needed and boosters are free of charge. Please bring your vaccination card. Visit the Beaver Booster Blitz web page for more information. Subject to change.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Anthropology Lecture Series: Molly Kirkpatrick (USDA Siuslaw National Forest) will give the lecture “Geoarchaeological Investigations at the Tahkenitch Landing Site.” She will speak on Oct. 21 at noon. The free lecture is open to OSU faculty and students in Strand Ag Room 211. All lectures are accessible via Zoom in real time:

NEW! Upcoming FMLA/OFLA protected leave trainings: Lori Schmidt will present a training on protected leave for employees on Nov. 1 at 11 a.m.; register here. Whitney Brown will present a training on protected leave for OSU supervisors on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.; register here

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. 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.

FYI Friday – FERPA: "Serving Students in the 21st Century." As our instructional and service models shift more online, we want to be sure that we're providing excellent service to students while remaining compliant with FERPA. Come chat with the Office of the Registrar to learn tips and tricks for maintaining student privacy in the digital age. Part of the Fall 2022 FYI Friday series; Friday, Oct. 21, 10-11 a.m. via Zoom. Registration required.

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 pm. Register today.

College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: “Social media and mental health” will be presented from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, HFC 115 and Zoom, by Brian Primack, CPHHS dean and professor.

Center for Teaching & Learning Quality Teaching (QT) Talks: "Effective Teaching: Using Evidenced-Informed Pedagogical Practices," presented by Regan Gurung. Higher education is packed with buzzwords for how to be an effective teacher.  What does the evidence say? Gurung will provide a core set of areas that represent effective teaching. Aligned with OSU's Quality Teaching Framework and based on a wide body of peer-reviewed publications. Oct. 25, 11-11:50 a.m. in LINC 414.

Take Note

NEW! Campbell retirement: Vicki Campbell retires on Oct. 21 from the OSU Extension Service in Washington County. After 16 years with Extension, she’s ready to step into the next chapter of her life. Her time with OSU began in the Extension Administration office on the main Corvallis campus and finishes at the Extension Washington County office in Beaverton, Oregon. To send good wishes, email her at [email protected].

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

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

WOHESC proposal deadline extended: OSU will host the Washington and Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference March 6-8 in Corvallis. WOHESC brings together 400-500 students, staff, faculty and others to solve the most pressing problems of our time, including social and environmental justice, and the inequitable impacts of climate change. The Call for Proposal deadline has been extended to this Friday, Oct. 21. The 2023 WOHESC theme is Mindscape and Landscape: The Intertwined Nature of Mental, Social and Planetary Health. 

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

Candidate Nominations for Faculty Senate leadership positions: 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. Please forward candidate suggestions for President-Elect, Interinstitutional Faculty Senator and Executive Committee by noon on Oct. 21 to Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected]. When responding, please insert ‘Candidate’ in the subject line.

Faculty Senate Elections – Faculty with Split Appointments: According to the Faculty Senate Bylaws, 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. This choice will determine Faculty Senate representation. Faculty not indicating where they wish to be apportioned will be placed in an apportionment unit at the discretion of the Faculty Senate Office. Complete and submit the survey at no later than noon on Oct. 21 to indicate with which apportionment unit you wish to be affiliated.

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

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

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


“O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all." ~ Robert Frost

Corvallis: 40% chance of rain Friday, high of 62, low of 47. Showers likely over the weekend. 

Central Oregon: Partly sunny Friday, high of 64, low of 36. Chance of rain and snow shows over the weekend.

Newport: 50% chance of rain Friday, high of 55, low of 51. Showers likely over the weekend. 

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