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:


Biden announces technology hubs for 32 states, including Oregon and Washington (KATU)

Oregon State University is the lead agency in two hubs: the Corvallis Microfluidics Tech Hub and the Pacific Northwest Mass Timber Tech Hub. (see also KOINOPB)

Students from minoritized groups less confident of peer support after sexual assault (Inside Higher Ed)

Students who belong to minoritized groups feel less confident than those from non-minoritized groups that they’d receive support from peers in the event of a sexual assault, according to a recent study from Oregon State University.


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Lab work: Lee Lynn Michel says,”As an eCampus student, it is exciting to be able to join fellow lab members in person. Here, graduate student Christopher Cousins and Vanguarding an Inclusive Ecological Workforce (VIEW) fellow Sophia Loureiro let me sit in on their training session to prepare plates for qPCR analysis.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Want to explore how OSU researchers are using artificial intelligence tools to help them in a variety of tasks? You’re invited to attend Accelerating Your Research Using AI, 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 via Zoom or in person. Sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Graduate School, the Research Office and University Information & Technology.


Beaver Family Connections: Enjoy lunch and connect with other OSU parents and caregivers as we explore interesting topics and discussions related to child development, parenting and family health and well-being. No sign-up required. October’s topic: “How to Make the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences and Communications,” noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 24. See the full 2023-2024 schedule for future dates and topics. For accommodations, please contact Cari Maes at 541-737-4906 or [email protected].

EMT Seminars: Vasilis Vasiliou will speak on “1,4-Dioxane: A Persistent Chemical Linked to Human Disease,” at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 24. This will be a hybrid seminar, in person in ALS 4001 and by Zoom. Join Zoom meeting:

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.


NEW! OSU Health and Safety Committee: The University Health and Safety Committee would like to invite campus members interested in health and safety to attend our open meetings, held semi-annually in May and October. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2:30-4 p.m. Anyone can access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a web link to report safety concerns. Contact Dan Kermoyan at [email protected] to RSVP and request the meeting location.

NEW! Agricultural Career Fair and Student Showcase: Looking for a job, internship or research opportunity? Network, learn and explore possibilities for your future career at one of the Fall 2023 Career Fairs. Over 25 employers within the agricultural science field will be seeking out OSU students and recent grads at the Agricultural Career Fair and Student Showcase from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 26. Register at

NEW! PFLA event: Back-to-School Campus Tour. Join us for a 60-minute walking tour, starting at the new OSU Welcome Center and ending near the MU. 11 a.m. to noon, Oct. 26. For more information about the event and how to register click here.

NEW! 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 the game-day spirit and enjoy food, drinks, music and great company. Tailgate tickets limited – get yours now. Nov. 4, 2.5 hours before kickoff (time TBD).

I Stand With Immigrants Day: Join the Dreaming Beyond Borders (DBB) Resource Center and MEChA for the annual "I Stand With Immigrants" Day of Action, from noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 25, on the Jefferson Street side of Waldo Hall. Enjoy snacks and receive an "I Stand With Immigrants" t-shirt, while supplies last. Participating in this national Day of Action can help the OSU community demonstrate support for immigrant students, faculty and staff; jump-start conversations about immigration; and bring like-minded students together for advocacy. If you have questions or accommodation requests, please email [email protected]. Event flyer available here.

Register to attend the 2023 OSU Supplier Showcase & Expo: Tthe OSU Supplier Showcase and Expo takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 25 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The 2023 OSU Supplier Showcase and Expo is an opportunity for OSU faculty and staff who are in the market for goods and services or even contemplating a future purchase. Familiarize yourself with supplier offerings, make meaningful contacts, learn about new products and services from a wide array of preferred vendors and pick up some supplier swag. Visit to register for OSU staff attendance.

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 by Oct. 26 at

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Care Talks, Your Healthy Lifestyle: Building in Daily Movement. This webinar explores the benefits of exercise, the role of attitude and goals on success, the components of a well-rounded workout, eating well and workouts that can be done during your workday. 10 a.m., Oct. 26. Register today.

NEW! Queer Archives talk: Natalia Fernandez will talk about "The Oregon State University Queer Archives: Reflecting on the Past and Imagining the Future,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Oct. 26, Corvallis Museum. Learn more about this talk. This free community event is part of Oregon Archives Month. Learn more.

NEW! Supervisors with Employees on Protected Leave training: This training will be a webinar format at 11 a.m., Oct. 26. The link to register can be found here:

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Akamine Jun, professor in the Graduate School of Social Sciences at Hitotsubashi University, will be giving a seminar titled “Five Years Past since the Resumption of Commercial Whaling in Japan,” at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 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.

NEW! PERS Retirement Readiness: Tier 1/Tier2 members within three years of PERS retirement: Please join us for a workshop presented by PERS 3-5 p.m., Oct. 31 in the Memorial Union Room 104. Topics include a step-by-step review of a PERS estimate of retirement benefits, retirement options and retirement timelines; guidelines on completing the retirement application; an explanation of working after retirement rules; detailed information regarding the Individual Account Program (IAP); and a list of available resources. This is an in-person event. Please click here to register.

NEW! Introduction to PERS Retirement: Tier 1/Tier 2 members more than three years to PERS retirement: Join us for a workshop presented by PERS. 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. 9-11 a.m., Nov. 2, MU 104. This is an in-person event. Please click here to register.

NEW! All About OPSRP: PERS members at any stage in their career who began PERS employment after Aug. 28, 2003. Join us for a workshop presented by PERS. 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. 2-4 p.m., Nov. 2, MU 104. This is an in-person event. Please click here to register.

NEW! 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. including 20-25 minutes for questions/discussion, on Nov. 2 in ALS 4000.

Care Talks, Confident Parenting: Resiliency for Working Parents. Today’s working parent needs to build resiliency in order to prevent burnout. This webinar will give you the tools to manage stress while maintaining a sense of work and family life balance. 10 a.m., Oct. 25. Register today.

The Path to SBIR/STTR w/ NSF Program Director: Elizabeth (Ela) Mirowski, program director of the NSF’s SBIR/STTR program, will share how to best prepare your idea and project pitch required by the NSF to receive an official invite to submit a full SBIR/STTR proposal. She will touch on the proposal process and share tips and tricks for best presenting your work. You won’t want to miss out on this valuable opportunity to hear directly from Ela. 2-4 p.m., Oct. 25, MU La Raza Room.

Critical Questions Lecture Series: Samuel Baker, associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss the provocative intersection of literature and technology in a lecture titled “A Report to the Fronts.” He will speak at 4 p.m., Oct. 25 in the Asian Pacific American Room in Memorial Union 206.

WRPM Seminar Series: Anna Pakenham Stevenson from Water Rights Adjudication will present "Montana Water Resources," 4 p.m., Oct. 25 in Burt 193 or on Zoom.  Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.  

BB Seminar Series: Please join the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics for BB Seminar Series Speaker Evan Forsythe, assistant professor in biology at Oregon State University-Cascades campus, for a talk titled “Genome-Wide Coevolution Networks Uncover New Layers of Connectivity in the Plant Proteome,” 4 p.m, Oct. 25, in ALS 4001 and via Zoom:

Diversity Action Plan Open Forums: The Office of Institutional Diversity invites you to help develop OSU’s next Diversity Action Plan for 2024-2030. Attend one of three open forums or submit feedback online. An employee-only open forum is scheduled for Oct 31 2:30-4 p.m. on Zoom. For more information and registration, please visit

Our Health& the Cost of Water: Dive into a new webcast series from the OSU Alumni Association and College of Health where your questions guide the conversation. In Episode 1, Our Health& the Cost of Water, experts share how you can retain valuable water and change your routines to prepare for when resources dwindle. Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Take Note

NEW! Sewing equipment, materials needed at Craft Center: The OSU Craft Center is looking for working sewing machines or clean fabric donations to meet the growing interest of students looking to learn or improve their sewing skills. Craft Center sewing machines get heavy use and having a few additional working machines on hand would greatly benefit the students who use our sewing studio. Popular fabrics are cotton and polar fleece. Thread, zippers, buttons and other sewing accessories would also be well utilized and appreciated. Have a donation? Please contact: OSU Craft Center, 541-737-2937 or email the Craft Center director: [email protected].

Notice of Availability: In compliance with the Clery Act, Oregon State University published the 2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the Corvallis Campus, OSU-Cascades, Hatfield Marine Science Center, OSU Portland Center, and OSU at EOU. The report includes important safety/security policies, fire safety practices, helpful university and local resources, crime prevention programs, and crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. Paper copies are provided upon request. The reports are available without charge.

Graduate Student Research and Writing Residency: Spring Creek Project is accepting applications for a graduate student residency at Shotpouch Cabin for one session during winter break. We invite students who are engaged in writing and/or research projects aligned with the mission of the Spring Creek Project to apply. Faculty are encouraged to share this opportunity with eligible students who might benefit. Applications are due Nov. 13. Learn more and apply.

Spring Creek Project Faculty Residency: OSU faculty members working on projects aligned with Spring Creek Project's mission are invited to apply for a weeklong winter break residency at Shotpouch Cabin. Projects at the intersection of environmental science and writing, art, music, social science and/or humanities would be a good fit. Applications are due Nov. 13. Learn more and apply.

Got a startup idea? Apply to Iterate: This is a one-month program consisting of weekly 90-minute workshops. The goal of Iterate is to equip you with a toolkit for evaluating your ideas from an entrepreneurial mindset. The program is free and open to community members and Oregon State University researchers, students, and faculty. Apply online now — Iterate begins Nov. 1.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Ralph Miller Lane: As part of the Reser Stadium Speaker Upgrade project, a section of the roadway and south sidewalk along SW Ralph Miller Lane will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 25 to allow for crane activity. The closure will be located between P. Wayne Valley Sports Performance Center and the intersection at SW 26th Street. (View map)

Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Improvement project, Washington Way between 17th and 26th Streets will remain closed through Tuesday, Oct. 31. In addition to the road closure, the sidewalk on the north side of Washington Way between 17th and 26th Streets will be closed. Pedestrians may use the multi-use path on the south side of Washington Way as a detour.


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! Ecampus is seeking a Director of Alternative Credentials. This position will be responsible for driving the development, implementation and management of innovative alternative credential programs, including microcredentials, credit for prior learning, noncredit to credit pathways and other emerging forms of alternative credentials. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) professional faculty position. Posting #P07436UF. Closes Nov. 13.


“October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Corvallis: Mostly cloudy and then rain today, high of 54, low of 40. Showers Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of rain today, high of 54, low of 32. Chance of rain and snow tomorrow.

Newport: Slight chance of rain today, high of 58, low of 43. Showers Wednesday.

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