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:


Seafood and science collide in new OSU study (KGW)

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a new process for improving the production of oysters. 

Preserve your foods: save money, reduce food waste (Mom Magazine)

Food prices are soaring, and creating healthy, affordable meals is becoming more challenging. To help, the OSU Extension Service Food Preservation program has research-based resources to help families preserve in-season foods and manage excess food before it spoils. These actions will reduce not only grocery store trips but food waste, too.

Hemp products not so ba-ba-bad for lamb feed: Study (Vancouver Sun)

Researchers out of Oregon State University have looked at hemp biomass and believe it could be a sound addition to lamb feed without any detrimental effect on the animal or the quality of its meat.

How old-growth forests ease climate stresses for birds (Jefferson Public Radio)

Research into microclimates within old-growth forests show a buffering effect for some bird species, a chance for them to escape the challenges of living outdoors in increasingly hotter climates. The research comes out of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University; doctoral student Hankyu Kim led the work, assisted by Professor Matthew Betts.

An insider's guide to dining at Oregon State University (Eater Portland)

In a loose sense, Oregon State University — the centerpiece of Corvallis, Oregon — is known for its food. The university boasts one of the top agricultural programs in the world, enriched by the state’s diverse environmental landscape. The farmland surrounding the campus has enabled a farm-to-student dining hall model, with the majority of OSU’s dining hall food grown within 100 miles and many ingredients — cheeses, fruits, and vegetables — coming directly from its campus.

New 'Oregon by the Numbers' report looks at impacts of COVID-19 shutdowns (KTVZ)

Oregon by the Numbersa comprehensive data resource compiled annually by The Ford Family Foundation and Oregon State University Extension Service, maps the unique realities of all 36 counties in ways that community decision makers can easily use.

What does an eco lawn look like? What maintenance is required? (Oregonian)

Fall may be in the air, but gardening season is far from over and you may have questions. For answers, turn to Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service. 

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Birthday dog: Cedar, the Oregon State University Department of Public Safety wellness dog, is turning 2 years old. Cedar’s birthday paw-ty celebration takes place Oct. 10 from 2-4 p.m. in Cascade Hall Room 136. Cookies and refreshments will be served. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Week One is an excellent time to check all links in your syllabi and on Canvas. Use the Course Link Validator tool in Canvas to locate broken links. See guidance from OSU Libraries about fixing broken links. Test library links both on-campus and off-campus.


Beaver Family Connection families are invited to attend a webinar on Social-Emotional Learning and Executive Function Tuesday, Sept. 27 at noon to learn about recommendations for social-emotional learning and executive function. Megan McClelland, Ph.D., Endowed Director of the Hallie E. Ford Center and Katherine E. Smith Healthy Children and Families Professor, will be leading the presentation. At 1 p.m., join McClelland via Zoom for a brief Q&A with OSU families. For more information, contact Robynn Pease at [email protected].

Quality Teaching (QT) Tips: New(er) faculty and GTAs are welcome to join our open and casual community conversations about teaching. Bring a lunch, your questions and your teaching-related successes to share. We will meet in the LINC Lounge (LINC 468) every other Tuesday, starting Sept. 27 from 12:15-12:50 p.m. No registration required; come as you please. Snacks and beverages provided. Email [email protected] with questions. 

Apply now for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program: If you’re interested in conducting research about online teaching and learning, the Ecampus Research Unit will help you plan your proposal for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. The Research Unit annually funds up to five faculty and/or department projects — $25,000 each — to support research on distance and online education. Info sessions will be held Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Applications are due Nov. 1. To register or ask questions, contact Naomi Aguiar, assistant director of research.

CEL & ASOSU Open House: Come visit Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL) and the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) for our open house in our shared office: Student Experience Center (SEC) 250 on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 3-6 p.m. Learn about our events and services, enjoy some light refreshments and meet some of our student staff. Drop-in style event. No registration.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th Street. Public sales are open to all shoppers this Tuesday, 5:30 to 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.

Elliott State Research Forest Forest Management Plan listening session: A public listening session will be held on Sept. 27 to discuss recent drafts of the Forest Management Plan being developed by OSU. This is a time for the public to share their thoughts and provide any input regarding the FMP. This is an online session from 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Recent draft of sections of the Forest Management Plan (FMP) can be accessed through the Department of State Lands Elliott page. Zoom link: Direct questions to: [email protected].

History Pub: Sam Stern, OSU professor and dean emeritus of education, will present “Bernard Daly’s Promise: The Legacy of a Place-Based Scholarship,” on Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at Worthy Brewing in Bend as part of the Worthy History History Pub from the Deschutes Historical Museum. Registration is free:


NEW! Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center Welcome Event — Fall 2022: Join us for our HRWGC Fall 2022 Welcome event happening on Thursday, Sept. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at the HRWGC and the Library Quad. We will have crafts, games, cookies and our resource fair.

UPDATED! Carey Hilbert’s retirement party: After 26 years at OSU, Carey Hilbert is retiring. Stop by the Hallie Ford Center on Sept. 29 between 3:30-5 p.m. to enjoy snacks and beverages, congratulate Carey on her accomplishment and wish her luck with this new stage in her life. If unable to attend please sign the e-card at this link Contact Caitlyn Aitkins ([email protected]) with any questions.

Strand Gallery Fall 2022 Exhibition: Paulette Kaskinen: Woolly, Sept. 27-Dec. 9. Kaskinen’s intricate charcoal drawings of fiber animals highlight careful stewardship of farmers and personalities of her animal subjects. Open Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., or by appointment: (541) 737-5534. Strand Gallery, 440 Strand Agriculture Hall. More information at Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Orange Media Network Open House: OMN will hold an open house Sept. 28 from 5-7 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Student Experience Center. Come learn about becoming a part of The Barometer newspaper, DAMchic fashion magazine, Beaver's Digest lifestyle magazine, Prism arts and literature magazine or our radio and television stations, KBVR-FM or KBVR-TV. Open to all students/staff/academic advisers. For questions, contact [email protected].

OSUAA Tailgate Town — Away vs. Utah: Get ready to cheer for the Beavers when they take on the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City. Stop by the Squatters Pub Brewery to mingle with Beaver friends and fans before the Oct. 1 game. The fun begins 2.5 hours before kickoff. Register for the away tailgate by Sept. 28.

Fall 2022 Career Fairs: The Career Development Center invites students to attend one or all eight career fairs occurring this term. More than 250 employers will be recruiting students on-campus and virtually. This fall's fairs include: Fall Career and Internship Fair, Oct. 19; Healthcare, Human Services, and Biotech Fair, Oct. 19;  Fall Civil, Construction, and Architectural Engineering Fair, Oct. 19; Agricultural Career Fair and Student Showcase, Oct. 19; Virtual Career and Internship Fair, Oct. 25; Earth, Environment, and Life Sciences Fair (virtual) Oct. 26; and College of Forestry Career Fair, Nov. 9. Get details and register online. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Shawn Rowe, a free-choice learning specialist with Oregon Sea Grant; Susan Rowe with Precollege Programs; and Ford Evans, a research associate with COMES at OSU, will be giving a seminar titled “DIVE 4 Ocean Literacy Coastal Hazards Virtual Reality Experience,” Sept. 29, 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.

NEW! Innovation to Market -- Funding & Training Opportunities: OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office Oct. 6 for a one-hour virtual event (offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon) that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from OSU Advantage. Register here for a Zoom link:

Loan forgiveness: Oregon State University is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. PSLF is designed to provide student debt forgiveness to public service employees in certain situations. On Sept. 28 at noon, OSU will be hosting a webinar regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the temporary waiver to this program that is active through Oct. 31. Register here: The webinar will be recorded and posted on the University Human Resources website. For more information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program visit the University Human Resources website here. For employment verification on PSLF forms please reach out to [email protected].  

Take Note

NEW! Sole Source Public Notification — Faculty and Staff: A reminder, PCMM is now posting public notice of all decisions to award a sole source contract on the OSU business and bid opportunities website for seven calendar days before procurement of the related goods or services. The public posting is an important tool in verifying a sole source determination. For additional information, visit the Procurement website at

NEW! National Transfer Student Week: Every third week of October, OSU participates in National Transfer Student Week, celebrating and honoring our transfer students. If your department has plans to participate, please share with us your event, workshop or activity details here. For inclusion in marketing and website promotion, please submit your event no later than Friday, Oct. 7. An overview of the previous years' events and activities can be found on For questions, please reach out to [email protected].    

NEW! Notice of policy action: The university community is invited to review and provide comment on a proposed university policy, which may be found on the What's New page of the University Policy & Standards website. The policy is University Policy 07-026 Vehicle Use for University Business. Comments must be received by October 10, 2022.

Research Office System Update to Cayuse Human Ethics: The Research Office is excited to announce that the Human Research Protections Program is transitioning the IRB protocol submission module to Cayuse Human Ethics. The last day for PIs to submit any materials through the old system, iRIS, is Oct. 3. For more information and actions PIs will need to take, please see our newly-updated HRPP Cayuse HE Transition website and FAQs.  

OSU Flu clinic: To register for the Oct. 5 flu clinic, to be held in the MU Ballroom, participants must complete the sign-up process by Sept. 30. Follow the directions carefully. Detailed directions are located here. OSU Faculty/Staff/Students sign-up at this link:  To register for the Oct. 17 clinic, follow the same steps starting Sept. 29 and complete the process by Oct. 9.

TIAA retirement consultations: Employees who are interested in retirement consultations with TIAA can sign up for times next week at the following links: Retirement financial website, Workshops and Events | University Human Resources | Oregon State University; direct link to sign up, TIAA- Seminars & Meeting. Questions? Contact [email protected].

International Education Week is Nov. 14-18: Each year in the third week of November, Oregon State University celebrates International Education Week. If your unit has existing events planned in fall term which connect to the theme of international exchange and global engagement, or if you would like to plan an event during this week for your unit to celebrate OSU’s global achievements, impacts and community, please provide details via this webform by Friday, Oct. 7 for inclusion in centralized marketing materials. For questions, contact [email protected].

Internationalization grant application now open: The Office of Faculty Affairs Internationalization Grant is open to all OSU professional and academic faculty and INTO OSU employees. The program awards up to $5,000 for projects that advance the university’s internationalization agenda. Applications for the fall cycle are due by Friday, Oct. 14. 5 p.m. For more information and to apply, visit

OSU Advantage: The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program is accepting applications for its fall Accelerate cohort which begins Oct. 4. Accelerate is open to teams who want to launch high-growth businesses or explore the commercialization potential of an idea. Upon completion of the hybrid program, teams will have a five-minute pitch deck, product market validation, mentor feedback and more. The nine-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. Learn more & apply by Sept. 27.

Instructors: Check Your Library Links. OSU Libraries made several system updates over the summer. Please double-check all your links (including permalinks) to course materials to ensure they still work. We recommend checking both on and off campus. For help fixing broken links visit You may also notice problems with saved searches and search alerts in the library catalog, 1Search. If you need help fixing this, contact [email protected].

Homecoming week class reunions: It’s time to reconnect, reminisce and reunite with classmates and campus. Join the honored Class of 1972 — celebrating a special 50th golden reunion — plus gatherings with the classes of 1970, 1971 and 1962. All classes are welcome. View the schedule of fun reunion activities taking place Oct. 13-15 at

Boosters for Beavs: Free COVID-19 vaccination clinics are open to the public on our Corvallis, Bend and Newport campuses. Updated booster doses (bivalent) are available in limited supply. No ID, no insurance required. Bring your COVID-19 CDC Card if possible. Mask required inside these spaces. Subject to changes. Visit for updates. Newport: Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room (has flu shots too). Corvallis: Oct. 10-14, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union 62. Bend: Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m., Ray Hall, Atrium 011 and 013. Corvallis: Nov. 14-18, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union 62.

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis, Bend and Newport campuses. 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 expiration date six months. For questions or accommodations related to disabilities, contact [email protected].

Traffic and Maintenance

Full road closure for section of U.S. 20: ODOT is working on a construction project to build a retaining wall, realigning and reconstructing a portion of the road and repairing damage caused by landslides on Hwy 20. Work includes fixing the road surface from milepost 55.4 to milepost 55.6 and milepost 56 to milepost 56.2 to create a smoother ride and prevent water from pooling. If you use this route for work at OSU-Cascades, research, field work or other travel, note that a two-week full road closure is scheduled Sept. 9-22. Detour information is available online. Expect daytime single lane closures Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. through October 2022.


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NEW! 4-H Program Coordinator: OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a 4-H Program Coordinator position based at the OSU Extension Service Polk County office in Dallas, OR. This is a F/T, 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting #P06089UF. Closes Oct. 17.


"Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." ~ Virginia Woolf

Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 75, low of 53. Rain Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 84, low of 51. Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly cloudy today, high of 66, low of 55. Rain tomorrow.

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