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. Content appearing includes timely news and feature stories from broadcast, print and online sources. Occasionally, opinion pieces and first-person columns appearing in mainstream media outlets that are written by faculty members and pertain to their academic or professional expertise may be included based on their unique, informative value, timeliness and space constraints. It is not the policy of OSU Today to include Letters to the Editor.

Shipping Minnesota water to sate a thirsty world: Could it happen? (Minnesota Public Radio)

Todd Jarvis, director of the Institute for Water and Watersheds at Oregon State University, said the idea of moving water from one area to another isn’t new. Large-scale proposals for water pipelines from water-abundant states to the western U.S. have been floating around since the 1970s, he said.

Sea levels will rise even if countries meet the Paris Agreement, India among top polluters (Huffington Post India)

“Even if we were to meet these initial goals of the Paris agreement, the sea level commitment from global warming will be significant,” said Peter Clark, a climate scientist at the Oregon State University and a co-author of the study.

OSU okays $227M in construction spending for 7 projects (Portland Tribune)

Oregon State University has received approval to move forward with nearly $227 million in projects in Bend and Corvallis. The university's board of trustees during a meeting on Friday, Oct. 21, approved the money for seven projects that include the remodeling and renovation of existing buildings as well as new construction. The projects were all in the design phase before the approval.

Does climate change threaten the Oregon wine industry? (Portland Tribune)

All of this is an effort to keep the industry chugging along. Wine in Oregon has a $3.35 billion statewide economic impact, according to a 2017 study by Oregon State University.

Special parking rules at OSU on Friday because of football game (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State University football team hosts Washington on Friday night, which means special weeknight football parking protocols will be in place for faculty, staff, students and campus visitors.

Today's photo

Ancient Ice: Oregon State University Professor Ed Brook holds a piece of 2-million-year-old ice. For more about the research:


Veteran Resume Review Workshop: Resume review/Q&A with Benton County Human Resources. Come in and get some help with your resume, and making it into a more professional product. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10-11 a.m., Snell 151. Open to veteran students, faculty and staff.

Learning Innovation Grant Information Session: Are you considering submitting a proposal for a Learning Innovation Grant? Come learn more! An information session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Kidder 202. Attendance is recommended if you are considering submitting a proposal. Can’t make it to Kidder? The event will be live streamed:  For application materials, please visit: .

Government Relations Candidate Forums: Meet three candidates invited to interview for the position of executive director for government relations. Open forums will be held on Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 6 at 8:30 a.m. and Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. All sessions are in MU 211 and at the full details.

Discovery Days: A pivotal outreach event with the local community and students at OSU aimed for elementary aged kids. It features hands-on activities from biology to robotics and everything in between! Discovery Days is open to the community Nov. 4-5, 2-3 p.m., at The LaSells Stewart Center. If you have any questions, please email

Baccalaureate Core Listening Sessions: The Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the Office of Undergraduate Education are holding a series of listening sessions for Bacc Core stakeholders: faculty, students, unit supervisors, advisers and other personnel involved with developing, administering and teaching Baccalaureate Core courses. Representatives from the EC, Vice Provost Alix Gitelman’s office and the Faculty Senate Baccalaureate Core Committee will attend each meeting to hear your ideas. From this feedback, as well as research on other current models of general education in higher education, we expect to develop two or three alternative models to bring back to listening sessions before the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Nov. 5, 3-5 p.m., ALS 4001; Nov. 8, 9:30-11:40 a.m., FURM 102; Nov. 12, 4-6 p.m., (student session), MU 206; Nov. 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m., MU 109; Dec. 5, 1-3 p.m., LINC 128. For those who cannot attend any listening session, or who have additional comments, there is an opportunity to offer extended commentary and feedback via a Qualtrics survey at

Ovarian and breast cancer awareness: Join the OSU Student Public Health Association for a presentation by the Rivkin Center on ovarian and breast cancer. Attendees can receive informational tools for early detection, risk assessment, prevention and self-advocacy. This event is free, open to all and will be held Tuesday, Nov 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Waldo 400.

OSU Gallery Walk: A cooperative of galleries on the Oregon State University campus will host the first OSU Gallery Walk on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 4 – 7 p.m. on the main campus. The event is similar to the Corvallis Arts Walk, with galleries staying open that evening for self-guided tours. Some will have refreshments available. Participating galleries are: Concourse Gallery in the Memorial Union; Fairbanks Gallery of Art in Fairbanks Hall; Giustina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center; The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall; Micro Gallery, 234 Nash Hall; and Strand Gallery, 440 Strand Agriculture Hall. Gallery Walk maps will be available at each location. Parking is permit-free on campus after 5 p.m. Admission is free. The galleries plan to host a Gallery Walk each term. For more information, contact Andrew Nigon,

Micro Gallery: College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Microbiology, and Art About Agriculture presents an exhibition of artwork by Corvallis artist, Carol Chapel. Chapel draws creative inspiration from the sciences; in particular, uses scientific observation tools to study plants and animals she encounters on her rural property. Nov. 5 – Dec. 12. Reception during OSU Gallery Walk, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4 – 7 p.m., Micro Gallery, 234 Nash Hall.  

Strand Gallery: College of Agricultural Sciences and Art About Agriculture presents Black Carbon, an exhibition of artwork in response to fires, featuring artist Ken Van Rees from University of Saskatchewan, Corvallis artist Patrick Collier, OSU Seminarium, and students from the School of Arts and Communication. Nov. 5 – Dec. 12.  Reception during OSU Gallery Walk, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4 – 7 p.m., 440 Strand Hall. 

Department of Horticulture Seminar Tuesday: The Horticulture Fall 2019 Seminar Series will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m., in ALS 4000. The event is free and open to the public. Robin Rosetta, Associate Professor, Nursery Integrated Pest Management Extension, " Shop of Little Horrors: Reflection on 25 Years of Nursery Pest Extension in Oregon.”

Healing the Warrior's Heart: Healing the Warrior’s Heart examines the emotional trauma of war through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. The program reveals the central role that military service plays in Native life and explores the spiritual traditions that help returning American Indian soldiers reintegrate into society. These traditions hold lessons for the nation as we seek to bring comfort and healing to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6-7 p.m., Snell Hall 150. Open to the public

OSU Album Club hosted by Bob Santelli. Featuring John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Community Hall room 303, free.


NEW! “Lioness” film screening: "Lioness" tells the story of a group of female Army support soldiers who were part of the first program in American history to send women into direct ground combat. Without the same training as their male counterparts but with a commitment to serve as needed, these young women fought in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war and returned home as part of this country’s first generation of female combat veterans. "Lioness" makes public for the first time their hidden history. Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Snell Suite 150. Veteran panel discussion immediately to follow. This event is open to the public.

NEW! OSU Choirs: Fall Sing! featuring the OSU Meistersingers, Bella Voce and the OSU Chamber Choir. Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. Tickets $10 advance, $15 door. OSU students and K-12 youth admitted free. CAFA discounts apply. Advance tickets available online at:

Veterans Organization Fair: Learn more about some of the local veterans organizations and service providers like Healing Waters, Team RWB, Team Rubicon, Benton County Veterans Services, WorkSource Oregon Veterans Services and Samaritan Veterans Outreach. Open to veteran students, faculty and staff. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to noon, Snell 150.

Storytelling for veterans: Take this opportunity to learn how to tell a part of your story in writing. Writing offers an avenue that can lead to healing for the writers and increases understanding in those who read it. Open to veteran students, faculty and staff. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1-2:30 p.m., Snell 151.

"Island Soldier": Filmed in Kosrae, Micronesia, "Island Soldier" follows the Nena family as they grieve the loss of their son, Sapuro “Sapp” Nena. His death in Afghanistan makes waves through the community where nearly everyone is connected to the U.S. military. Known as a recruiter's paradise, Micronesia, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean, contributes a disproportionate number of soldiers to the American armed forces. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6-8 pm., Snell Hall Suite 150. This event is open to the public.

IEEE Student Branch Presentation: Join the IEEE Student Branch (OSU Overclocking) for a presentation and pizza on Nov. 6, 6 p.m, Kelley 1001. Presentations by the IEEE Student Branch chair and the IEEE client services manager will cover the activities and projects available through the IEEE Student Branch and the benefits of the IEEE Professional Society. 

Zimbabwe a cappella quintet: Nobuntu, an all-female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 6, in the LaSells Stewart Center. The OSU women’s chorus, Bella Voce, will join Nobuntu for some traditional Zimbabwean songs during the program. Nobuntu is known for its inventive performances of music ranging from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro jazz to gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with. voices augmented by minimalistic traditional percussion instruments and dance movements.Tickets for the performance are $30 and $35 in advance or $35 and $40 at the door. OSU student tickets are $10 each, limit one per student, with ID card in advance or at the door. All seats are reserved. The performances will be held in Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. To purchase tickets in person, go to Fairbanks Hall room 309A or 309B between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets will also be available at the LaSells Stewart Center box office prior to the concert. To purchase online, visit or call 541-737-5592.

Rewilding a Mountain Film Screening and Panel: This film captures the "rewilding" of Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge in Southeastern Oregon. It unravels an unsettling controversy that challenges the core identity of the West and follows a team of scientists that ask the question: What happened here? Nov. 7 at Gilfillan Auditorium, 6 p.m. doors and pizza, 6:30 p.m. start. Trailer:

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Champinefu lecture series: Join us Wednesday for the second lecture in the Champinefu lecture series, where archaeologist Tia Cody will present on the Kalapuya Mounds. This event will take place on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Majestic Theatre and is free and open to the public.

NEW! CGRB Listening Sessions: The next two listening sessions from the CGRB Strategic Planning Committee are Thursday, Nov. 7, 9-10:30 a.m., and Friday, Nov. 8, 3-4:30 p.m., discussing data sciences needs, challenges and opportunities in molecular biosciences disciplines (Nov. 7) and biomedical and health sciences (Nov. 8). For more information go to

NEW! Catalonia Update: Political prisoners and public reaction to the sentences: Presentation and round table discussion, followed by Q&A. In October 2017, a referendum (not recognized by the Spanish government) took place in Catalonia to ask the Catalan people if they wanted an independent state. More than 2 million people voted despite repression from the Spanish National Police. The same month, in violation of Spanish law, Spain dissolved the democratically elected Catalan Parliament and government. Members of the OSU community of the Casal Català d’Oregon will discuss the status of the independence movement in Catalonia following the conviction of nine elected officials and repression of demonstrations against the verdict. Thursday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m., Bexell 321.

Workplace workshop: Cascade Employee Assistance Program is providing a workshop for all OSU employees on Nov. 6, 9-10 a.m., MU, Multipurpose Room 13. The topic of the workshop is: "Working in a Changing Environment - Strategies to Cope with Change and Transitions in the Workplace." During this presentation EAP staff will address the elements of change, different types of loss individuals experience related to change and the transitional stages in the process. They will also offer ideas regarding healthy ways of coping with stress and change. To register: This is also offered through Zoom for employees who would like to attend remotely: Questions? Contact Employee Benefits at or 541-757-2805.

Bioinformatics Users Group (BUG): “Introductory microbiome analysis using phyloseq, i.e., How to generate exploratory diversity plots and what they mean” Ed Davis (Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing), Wednesday, Nov. 6, noon, ALS 3005. BUG consists of life scientists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, statisticians, and researchers of all types who meet to discuss topics related to these fields of study. Meetings are generally informal, consisting of discussions, interactive talks, or short workshops. All are welcome. No experience needed to participate. For additional information, see

Do you have a business idea but need some help? The OSU Advantage Accelerator is offering Iterate, a free class for entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs who have a business idea but aren't sure what to do next. Come learn how to create a value proposition, find and understand your market, and more. Iterate consists of four workshops that build on each other: Nov. 6, 13, and 20, all from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Learn more and register:

Native Americans in Sci-Fi: Join the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures in celebrating Indigenous History Month by discussing representations of Native Americans in science fiction. We will consider the way indigenous people have been portrayed in major sci-fi franchises and then watch Nanobah Becker's short film, "The 6th World", which depicts the salvation of humanity on Mars by a Navajo/Dine scientist. Pizza will be provided. Space is limited. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Milam 301.

Preretirement workshop: Save the date for a Thursday, Nov. 7, preretirement workshop presented by the Oregon State University Retirement Association from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in MU 208. This workshop is for faculty and staff who are within one to three years of retirement and will illustrate some aspects of the physical, psychological, and social dimensions of retirement. Carolyn Aldwin, director of the Center for Healthy Aging, will provide an introductory presentation followed by a panel of four retired faculty/staff from OSU. For more information, contact Tom Plant, OSURA Board Secretary, at 541-736-6231 or

"Household Energy In Guatemala” 3-credit Field Course info session: Students from any major are invited to travel to Guatemala for 10 days in September 2020 to learn about the household energy poverty facing 40% of the world’s families, and the technologies and policies that can help to address it. An informational session will be held Nov. 12, 5 p.m., Rogers 226. More details on the info session are here and details about the past course here. Contact the course leader Nordica MacCarty,, with any questions

SBIR/STTR Innovation Day: Join us to learn how you can access federal funding to help advance your research towards greater societal impact. Each year, several federal agencies are required to allocate a portion of their budget to Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) funded projects. The event takes place Nov. 14, 3-6 p.m. From 3- 5 p.m, hear from state and university experts about how you can access this funding, and then stick around for the hosted reception from 5 – 6 p.m. to talk more. Registration is free but an RSVP is required:

Take Note

NEW! Sparkshops: The Center for Teaching and Learning now offers “Sparkshops.” This is a 15-minute workshop on an evidence-based instructional practice that can be presented to faculty during a department meeting or other teaching-related meetings. There are three categories of Sparkshops topics: assessment, active learning and inclusive teaching. Contact Funmi Amobi to schedule one of these Sparkshops in your college or department.

NEW! Changes to Valley Library hours effective Nov 12: The library will be open modified hours Nov. 12-31. The main part of the Valley Library will be closed to the public from 2 to 6 a.m., and the Java II coffee shop and lobby spaces will be available as study spaces during this time (2 a.m. to 6 a.m., valid OSU ID required). The Valley Library will resume 24/5 service for dead week and finals week (Dec. 1-13).

Updates to University Policies & Standards: Visit the University Policy & Standards page ( to learn about recent and pending policy amendments. The What’s New page is updated frequently with new developments.

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing a link to SAIF online tips for preparing for winter You can also access 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.

Toys for Tots Donation Drive: Through Dec. 13, Naval ROTC will be collecting new unwrapped toys and distribute them to bring a smile to a less fortunate child on Christmas morning. Help get toys to needy children to make their holiday a memorable one. There are three boxes at the armory and toys can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sustainability conference: The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) will be held at the University of Oregon, March 2-4, 2020. It's a regional conference that empowers sustainability action at area higher education institutions. Through facilitated workshops, presentations and networking, help support regional policy goals and drive the development of a generation of professionals! Early registration ends Friday, Nov. 8. For an additional 30% off the registration fee, use OSU’s custom discount code OSUCOMMCOMP20.

Fulbright survey: Calling all friends of Fulbright: Are you an alum, friend, or interested applicant? Curious to know more about the U.S.’s premier exchange program with the rest of the world? You are invited to connect with others who have lived the Fulbright experience. Help us build the OSU Fulbright community by completing this quick survey ( and receive timely information about events and networking opportunities with other Fulbright fans.

Opportunity for Student Engagement on OSU’s Tuition and Budget: We are looking for students to join the Student Budget Advisory Council (SBAC). SBAC is a student group that serves in an advisory role to the University Budget Committee (UBC). The SBAC gives students the chance to engage with peers to provide input, raise issues and ask questions about OSU’s tuition, fees, finances and budget priorities. The SBAC meets Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Valley Library, Room 3622. Benefits of SBAC participation include peer engagement, leadership, skill development and more. Complete an SBAC membership spplication form via For more information or contact

Gift Funds: In accordance with the fiscal policy program, the Fiscal Policy Committee is soliciting your feedback on new policy drafts for Gift Funds. For more information and instructions on how to provide your valued feedback, please visit Policy Under Review on the Fiscal Policy Program website.

ScholarDollars Scholarship Application Now Open: ScholarDollars is Oregon State University’s online search and application portal. All OSU students are encouraged to use ScholarDollars to submit an application to be considered for campus-based scholarship funding that will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. By submitting one application, students will be considered for over 1,600 OSU scholarship opportunities! If you have any questions, feel free to contact our officeSubmit your application today.

Seeking Volunteers for Cat Behavior Research: The Human-Animal Interaction lab is looking for participants in a study researching attachment between pairs of cats who share the same household. The test consists of two separate 15-minute visits to our lab in Withycombe Hall on the OSU campus. Cats of any age/breed/etc are eligible to participate as long as they are in good health. If you own multiple cats and are interested in participating or would like to learn more, please contact Kristyn Vitale at  Website link to Human-Animal Interaction Lab:


Football: Oregon State Athletics is offering OSU staff and faculty a discounted reserved seat ticket for one of the oldest rivalry football games in the country when the Beavers host Washington in a nationally televised game Friday, Nov. 8, at Reser Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Faculty and staff can purchase a $20 ticket using the promo code OSUFS at to cheer on the team. 


This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: 
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NEW! The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is seeking a Buyer 2. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. Posting #P02439CT. Closes Nov. 11. 

NEW! INTO OSU hiring for a full-time Student Services Coordinator: This position to serve as an integral member of the student services team, with specific responsibilities to support the Welcome Desk and Orientation planning. A full position description and apply at Closes Nov. 24.  


"Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists - with it all things are possible." ~ Journalist Ida Tarbell, born today in 1857.

Corvallis: Areas of fog and then mostly sunny, high of 58, low of 36. Partly sunny Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 67, low of 35. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Patchy fog and then partly sunny, high of 56, low of 41. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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