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.

To help bees, plant a variety of blooms (Columbian)

“People may run into city ordinances if they let their yards grow wild, so make them functional,” said Andony Melathopoulos, a bee specialist with Oregon State University Extension. 

Breaking down barriers: Art exhibit examines enduring lessons to be learned from Berlin Wall (Gazette-Times)

"It was normal to us,” he said on Monday, speaking to about 80 people at the opening reception for “Beyond the Wall,” an art installation on display at Oregon State University’s Kidder Hall. “That’s the problem when you build walls,” he added. “They quickly become very normal to us.”

Feeding birds in the winter (Wallowa County Chieftain)

When putting out a banquet of supplemental food, high quality is essential, said Dana Sanchez, a wildlife specialist for Oregon State University Extension Service.

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Beyond the Wall exhibit: This year is the 30th anniversary of the disintegration of the Iron Curtain in Europe. One of the major events of the collapse, in November 1989, was the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 2017, Stefan Roloff created a 229-meter panorama called Beyond the Wall, on the original Berlin wall. That exhibit combined footage and stills from the old border area, with silhouetted portraits of former citizens of East Germany. Roloff has transformed the space of the Little Gallery and adapt the original Berlin exhibit to fit the walls of Kidder Hall. The Little Gallery is in Kidder Hall 210.


Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks: Collecting Feedback & Responsive Teaching: Join Lyn Riverstone and Kenton Hokanson to learn strategies for collecting, analyzing and responding to midcourse feedback from students. +Tech Talk: Get started with Top Hat, one of several tools useful for collecting student feedback. This workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register. Learn more here. Contact us here.

NEW! Financial Strategies for Women: A workshop for women and those who care about women. A variety of topics are addressed which pertain to, and are relevant for, women interested in financial planning and investing. Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS*. Tuesday, Oct. 29, noon to 1 p.m., Memorial Union, Rm 212 M.L.K. RSVP to

Get Out the Count: The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center is hosting a Census 2020 webinar on Oct. 29, 1-2:30 p.m., to focus on how college students, organizations and staff can get involved in ensuring that college students are counted. Light refreshments will be provided.

UPDATED! Escaping the Shadow: Mental Health Across the Lifespan - Panel Discussion: Five Oregon State University professors will present on topics related to optimizing mental health. The panel is organized to cover the adult lifespan. Each of the presenters has conducted research in the area they will be speaking about and will integrate results from their studies into the general theme of mental health across the lifespan. Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Construction and Engineering Hall at The LaSells Stewart Center. Free and open to the public. Presented in conjunction with the My Secret Double international art exhibit. Learn more about the panel discussion and art exhibit.

Department of Horticulture Seminar: Priya Chakrabarti, Postdoc Research Associate, Apiculture Lab, will speak about "The impacts of various stressors on bee pollinators – OSU Honey Bee Lab updates." Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m., in ALS 4000. The event is free and open to the public. The seminar will also be streaming on Zoom at For more information and to view the entire Department of Horticulture Fall Seminar Series schedule, go to

Defend the Internet lecture: Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart will give a discussion on “Cybersecurity: Protecting the Fifth Domain,” on Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. A reception will follow.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.


NEW! Family Resource Center Trick-or-Treat Tour: Bring your kids to the MU Family Lounge (112) to receive your trick-or-treat map. Trick-or-Treating will be Oct. 31 from 3 -5 p.m. at the pre-arranged destinations in close proximity to the MU. Open to students, staff­ and faculty. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Questions? Contact or 541-737-4906.

NEW! Womxn of Color Student Support group starts this Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5-6 pm at CAPS. Additional dates are Nov. 14 and Dec. 5. Contact: Shaznin Daruwalla at or CAPS at 541-737-2131.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Academic Technology webinar: New Canvas Features Join us on Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to learn about some of the new features released by Canvas over the summer. Register for information on joining this free 30 minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email us at

A Century of Shakespeare at OSU: Hear about a hundred years of Shakespeare productions on the Beaver stage with a spirited presentation by theatre arts professor emeritus Charlotte Headrick. Enjoy stories and images of past plays by a legendary OSU director who has brought the Bard to campus many times. Coffee, tea and cider will be available. Feel free to bring your lunch. Oct. 30, noon to 1 p.m, Willamette Room East, Valley Library third floor.

Biochemistry and Biophysics Guest Lecture Seminar: Aman Husbands, a professor at Ohio State University, will present "Complexity and reproducibility: investigating two fundamental outcomes of development" on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. in ALS 4001. 

Thomas Condon Lecture: Maureen E. Raymo, the Bruce C. Heezen Lamont Research Professor and director of the Lamont-Doherty Core Repository at Columbia University, will present the 2019 Condon Lecture on “Climate, CO2, and sea level — past is prologue.” She will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 to 8 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall. Refreshments from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Workshop: Blending Your Teaching with Instructional Media: Want to know how to create instructional media for your on-campus courses and to learn best practices of blending classroom and Canvas content? The Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technology invite you to explore the new Faculty Media Center to learn how to make audio, video and other media, while planning an upcoming course. All faculty and GTAs invited. Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., Kidder 100; refreshments will be served. Bring a laptop and your imagination. Register.

Impact Studio Sessions: Join Rich Duncombe, Impact Studio director, on Oct. 31 from noon to 1 p.m., in MU 215 Thought Lab for a conversation about the 2019 Impact Studio initiatives. Duncombe will open with a summary of the initiatives and an overview of the Impact Studio development process. This is an informal brown bag lunch studio session of a series being offered every three months to discuss the active initiatives in our portfolio and broader topics relating to how to lead adjacent innovation inside of Oregon State and other successful institutions.

Farm, Fork & Glass: Roots & Growth in U.K. Sustainable Agriculture: Join Dawn Moyer, lead academic advisor, and Jonathan Velez, professor and department head in the College of Agricultural Sciences, for a two-week faculty-led study abroad program in the UK from June 28 through July 11, 2020. This program focuses on the traditional and contemporary practices of growing, distributing and consuming agricultural products in the UK and simultaneously explores the cities, farms and industries surrounding Nottingham, Cheltenham, Oxford and Edinburgh. Participants will earn AG 406 (6 credits). Join an info session: Oct. 31 at 12:30 p.m. or Nov. 12 at 5 p.m., all in StAg 131. Application deadline is March 1, 2020. For more information, contact

Journey Into Leadership: The Center for Learning & Organizational Development, Office of Human Resources, is accepting applications from academic faculty, professional faculty and classified employees for the Journey Into Leadership program through Friday, Nov. 1. JIL is a seven-series leadership exploration and development program. It promotes the belief that you can effectively lead from whatever position you hold. The first session begins in December 2019 and the final session will be held in March 2020. Visit the JIL website for details and to apply.

Goat Discovery Day at Pleasant Hill High School: This is an educational event for both the experienced and beginner goat farmer. Classes, displays and hands-on learning. Saturday Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Pleasant Hill High School, 36386 OR-58 in Pleasant Hill. Session topics include goat health and disease management, milking, FAMACHA training, packing with goats, hay and forage nutrition, milking and milking machines, goat conformation and more. There will be demonstrations with live goats. The registration fee is $30. Pre-registration is required for this event, as space is limited. The full schedule for Goat Discovery Day and registration information is available online at

Take Note

Yogurt Consumers: Participants wanted for a research study examining factors that drive consumer purchases of yogurt. Potential subjects must be a yogurt consumer, between 18-65 years old, and fluent in English. The study may run through December and may take up to 45 minutes. Compensation is $10 cash upon completion. For more information, please email and include “Yogurt Choice Study” in the subject line. Study Title: Dairy Choice Experiment, PI: Dr. Nadia Streletskaya

Support your Valley Library with $20 for 20: To improve library study spaces, classrooms, exhibits and other learning spaces, OSU Libraries has a $20 for 20 campaign on now for the 20th anniversary of the remodel and expansion of the Valley Library. Join us with a $20 donation. Show your support by donating by Oct. 31 at

Gift Drive for OSU Kid’s Gift Closet: The Family Resource Center Kid’s Gift Closet helps provide gifts for children of OSU students during holidays and celebrations. A remodel of our Kid’s Gift Closet space will kick off at the end of October and help is needed to stock the closet. Consider donating as an individual, an office, and/or a department. To donate gifts or learn more about this program, contact or 541-737-4906.

Campus Directions: Learn more from University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations about how Oregon State's campuses are improving every day. Read the latest issue of Campus Directions to learn about the grant OSU received to explore how mass timber could be used to build a performing arts space, what the next Facilities Renewal Initiative projects are and more. Interested in keeping up with projects on campus? Subscribe to our newsletter.

Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for Winter term projects are now being accepted: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $300 and are paid by reimbursement. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 1, with notification in Week 7. Visit for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact Joy Jorgensen at

OSU Training Days now open for registration: OSU Training Days is a free two-day conference that provides employees with more than 60 brief training and informational workshops. OSU subject experts will introduce you to the latest policies, procedures, technical processes, innovations, tools and tips to reinforce your knowledge in support of OSU’s mission. Nov. 6-7, starting at 8:30 a.m. daily. Click Training Days to view the full schedule of presentations and for registration details.


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. 


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NEW! HVAC Control Technician – Memorial Union invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, HVAC Control Technician position. Posting # P02438CT. Full consideration date Nov. 28. Closes Dec. 8.


“We live in a culture where people are constantly telling us how to get what we want, and within that message is, 'You need to be something other than you are.'" ~  Actor Tracee Ellis Ross, who turns 47 today.

Corvallis: Sunny and breezy today, high of 51, low of 25. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 36, low of 13. Sunny tomorrow. 

Newport: Sunny today, high of 51, low of 29. Sunny tomorrow.

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