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:

Some Multnomah County residents receive postcards with aggressive encouragement to vote (KGW)

Oregon State University professor of political science David Bernell said these kinds of campaigns to get people to vote are becoming familiar. "I’m surprised that there is increasingly aggressive language and tactics in terms of getting your side out to vote, whoever the particular side is," he said.

OSU College of Forestry to host listening session on research forests' management plan (Corvallis Advocate)

The Oregon State University College of Forestry invites community members to participate in a listening session Monday, Nov. 7, regarding the development of a new management plan for the McDonald and Dunn research forests.

Judkins takes the reins at Special Collections and Archives (LIFE@OSU)

Julie Judkins started in October as department head of Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) at Oregon State University. A native Oregonian, she was previously the assistant department head of special collections with the University of North Texas Libraries and was a non-tenure track faculty librarian, which included scholarship, teaching and service.

Orange Media rakes in awards (LIFE@OSU)

An Oregon State University senior was named top collegiate graphic designer in the nation, two OSU student magazines were recognized as being among the country’s best and OSU student journalists received more than 25 awards at several recent national media conferences.

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Great ShakeOut: Ariel Johnson, office specialist for Counseling & Psychological Services, says, “During the CAPS office earthquake drill, Ezra states he is returning to his natural habitat.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Outreach to students in Week 6 can give them a chance to communicate with you and plan for success in the final month of the term. Visit the Academic Success Center’s Outreach & Referral page where you can explore approaches to outreach, read sample outreach language, and consider conversation strategies for resource referrals.


PERS workshops: PERS Retirement Readiness (for Tier One and Tier Two members that are within three years of retirement), Nov. 2, 9-11 a.m.; and Introduction to PERS (for Tier One and Tier Two members that are more than three years to retirement), Nov. 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m. All workshops held in MU 208. Registration not required. Workshops will also be offered online at this link

I Stand with Immigrants' Day of Action: Join Here To Stay and the Dreaming Beyond Borders Resource Center for the annual college and university "I Stand With Immigrants" Day of Action, on Nov. 2, on the south side of Waldo Hall (Jefferson Street side), from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy snacks and receive an "I Stand With Immigrants" t-shirt, while supplies last. The "I Stand With Immigrants" Day of Action is an effort to bring students and the higher education community into this initiative. For more information email [email protected]. Event flyer available here.

WGSS colloquium: Khatera Afghan, Ph.D. candidate in WGSS; concentration in social justice education, will be presenting “Advancing Social Justice in Afghanistan: Learning from the Past to Decolonize the Future,” for the WGSS 611 Colloquium Series Nov. 2 at noon via Zoom. Preregistration is required:

2022 Thomas Condon Lecture: Kathy Cashman, University of Oregon, will present “What’s under a volcano and how do we know?” Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7-8 p.m., with refreshments at 6:30 p.m., at The LaSells Stewart Center and online. For registration and details, see


NEW! Music à la Carte: João Kouyoumdjian classical guitar recital: Gakavig Fantasy. João Kouyoumdjian, Brazilian-born classical guitarist of mixed Brazilian and Armenian ethnic heritage, will take us on a musical journey through the sonic world of Brazil and Armenia through the color and shape of the classical guitar. Nov. 4 at noon in the MU Lounge. Free, open to all.

NEW! University Budget Committee: The committee will meet this Friday, Nov. 4 from 2-3:30 p.m. via Zoom and in Covell 117. The UBC is OSU’s advisory body to the Provost for recommendations on tuition rates, budget priorities and budget policies. For materials associated with this week’s topics, visit If you are interested in joining as an observer, please register for the webinar.

NEW! Steinway Piano Series: Vadym Kholodenko is fast building a reputation as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted young pianists, praised in his performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra for his absorbing melodic shading and glittering passage work. Program includes music by Prokofiev and Schubert. Sunday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets and information.

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

International Education Week Nov 14-18 Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week. It’s not too late to add your event. Check out the Marketing Toolkit. A full listing of events is available at

OSUAA Tailgate Town — Away vs. ASU: Join Beaver football festivities at the Westin Tempe’s Opal Ballroom/Sunstone Terrace to get your game face on before the OSU vs. ASU game. Mingle at the tailgate just a few minutes away from Sun Devil Stadium on Nov. 19 beginning 2.5 hours before kickoff. Meal is included with admission price. Register by Nov. 14.

Beaver Boosters: OSU will be providing COVID-19 booster clinics on the OSU Corvallis campus, Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Thursday, Nov. 17, 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 5 and older, plus COVID-19 vaccine for ages 6 months and older, while supplies last. No appointments are needed and vaccines are free of charge. Please bring your vaccination card. Visit the Beaver Booster Blitz web page for more information. Subject to change.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2024-25 Info Session: Learn about opportunities for university faculty and administrators through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. This is an interactive session with Fulbright Association Program staff who will take live questions. The catalog of awards for 2024-25 will be posted in February 2023. Register at

Oregon Stater Awards: Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Presented by the College of Engineering, the Oregon Stater Awards honor alumni whose contributions to the field exemplify Oregon State’s leadership over the past 150 years. Open to College of Engineering alumni, friends, industry professionals, faculty and staff. Attendance is free and available on a first-registered, first-served basis. Details and registration:

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Anthropology Lecture Series: Kate Barcalow (Portland State University) will give the lecture “Facilitating Collaboration for Native Landscapes: Creating Space for Native Voices in Land Management Decisions.” She will speak on Friday, Nov. 4 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! College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: “Associations between aircraft noise, sleep and adiposity in the nurses’ healthy study cohorts” will be presented Friday, Nov. 4, from 1-2 p.m., HFC 115 and Zoom, by Matt Bozigar, CPHHS assistant professor of epidemiology.

NEW! Center for Teaching & Learning Quality Teaching (QT) Talks: "Peer Observations and Portfolios: Advancing Teaching Practices," presented by Brooke Howland and Funmi Amobi. Peer observation of teaching can be used to serve two purposes. Whether it is implemented for evaluative or formative purpose, the overarching goal is to advance effective quality teaching that supports student learning success. ­­Nov. 8, 11-11:50 a.m., LINC 414. Registration.

NEW! Innovation to Market -- Funding & Training Opportunities: OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office on Nov. 17 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:

FMLA/OFLA protected leave trainings: Whitney Brown will present a training on protected leave for OSU supervisors on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.; register here.

Capital projects forum: A webinar forum regarding university housing takes place Nov. 3 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. This event will provide updates on the Upper Division Undergraduate and Graduate Student Housing project, recent improvements in campus housing and a look at the vision for campus housing and dining in Corvallis. The webinar will feature overviews on each project’s details for the first 30 minutes. A Q&A opportunity for students, faculty and staff will follow for the remainder of the time. Register for this webinar by using this link.

HMSC Research Seminar: On Thursday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 pm, Jess Hopf, a research associate with the Ecological Modelling & Population Dynamics Lab at Oregon State University’s HMSC will give a seminar titled “Marine Reserve Networks in a Changing Climate.” Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Fall Seminar Series: “Deciphering the Evolutionary History of Polyploid Genomes Using Repetitive Sequences,” presented by Adam Session from Binghamton University, Thursday, Nov. 3, 4 p.m., ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

"To What Remains" documentary discussion: Trace the efforts to find Americans missing in action since World War II in a discussion of "To What Remains," Nov. 3 at 6 p.m, at OSU-Cascades Edward J. Ray Hall. Reception to follow. The OSU Alumni Association welcomes Derek Abbey, ’99, president/CEO of Project Recover, and invites alumni and friends to learn about OSU veteran programs. Attend in person or online at

FYI Friday – How to Submit a Course Proposal in CIM: A good course proposal needs to be clear, strategic, and aligned with the academic policies. OSU uses Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) software as an online platform for curricular proposal submission and review. This course demonstrates how to navigate CIM to successfully submit a course proposal and explains the curriculum review workflow in a nutshell. Part of the Fall 2022 FYI Friday series; Friday, Nov. 4, noon to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Registration closes at noon on Thursday.

PFLA Leadership Series: "Leading Change through Thoughtful, Authentic Dialogue," presented by Heather Horn, Chief Human Resources Officer. Nov. 17, 11-11:50 a.m., PFSC Room 125 or via Zoom. Join us to learn more about engaging in open conversations that empower employees and improve their work experience. For more information about the event and how to register click here.

Take Note

NEW! $15K of Funding Available: The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span nine months or less, beginning in January 2023. Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Nov. 30. Contact [email protected] with questions. Learn more and apply.

NEW! Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications for the winter 2023 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high-financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. For questions, contact Brenna Gomez. Complete the application form by Nov. 23.

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing a link to available free trainings from SAIF at, which you can sign up for using policy number 790864. 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.

Policy update: 03-140-206 University Credit Cards has had a minor revision to remove all references to department cards as these will no longer be issued. Please contact the Policy Steward listed on this policy with any questions.

Policy update: 03-140-401 Travel has been revised to clarify guidelines for pre-trip registration (section 3.1). The revised policy also provides additional requirements/restrictions for lodging booked through online platforms (section 3.3.3) to mitigate the risks associated with vacation rentals (such as AirBnB and VRBO). Please contact the Policy Steward listed on this policy with any questions.

OSU's Open Educational Resources Unit is accepting proposals for the Affordable Learning Grant until Nov. 30: The grant provides funding to adopt, adapt or author an open educational resource, such as a textbook. An open textbook is one that is published under an open copyright license and is made freely available online for students, faculty and the public. All funding is a department-to-department transfer. Please talk to your department head about how this applies to the grant. Questions? Contact OERU Director Stefanie Buck.

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. 

Traffic and Maintenance

Lane closure on SW Washington Way through Nov. 10: As part of the Washington Way Improvement Project, there will be a one-lane closure with flagging operations on SW Washington Way between SW 35th and SW 30th Streets. Work is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, starting Monday, Oct. 24 and continuing through Thursday, Nov. 10 (view map). For questions or comments on this closure, contact project manager Aaron Amoth at 541-207-5084.


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! Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position for the 4-H Youth Development Program serving Umatilla County and based in Hermiston. This internal employment opportunity is for a 12-month, F/T, classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P03845CT. Closes Nov. 8.

NEW! Marketing Manager, Beaver Classic: College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Marketing Manager position. Posting #P06178UF. Closes Nov. 29.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 1: Oregon State University Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 1 position based at the OSU Extension Deschutes County office in Redmond. This EPA1 position is part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—Education (SNAP-Ed). This is a 12-month, P/T (0.95 FTE), classified position starting at $17.43 hourly + benefits. Posting #P03847CT. Closes Nov. 30.


"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." ~ Eckhart Tolle

Corvallis: Showers likely today, high of 49, low of 33. Patchy frost and then mostly cloudy Thursday.

Central Oregon: Snow showers today, high of 39, low of 20. Mostly sunny Thursday.

Newport: Showers today, high of 49, low of 36. Slight chance of rain tomorrow.

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