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.

Study: NW forests less vulnerable to drought, fire than others (KTVZ)

Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three decades than those in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada, computer modeling by researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry shows. (see also OPBScience Daily)

These animals eat absurd amounts of food (National Geographic)

Many birds chow down to sustain themselves before long non-stop flights over oceans or deserts, says Dan Roby, a wildlife ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey and Oregon State University, by email. Scientists call these periods of intense feeding “hyperphagy.”

Retail space opens ahead of shopping rush (Daily Journal of Commerce)

MUJI joins Oregon State University as a tenant in space formerly occupied by Macy’s at the Meier & Frank Building.

The spin instructor's 'love yourself' approach didn't motivate her. So what would? (Washington Post)

Bradley J. Cardinal, a sport and exercise psychology professor at Oregon State University, views fitness through the lens of positive psychology. The president of the National Academy of Kinesiology, who has been studying student motivation in exercise arenas since the early 1990s, thinks that instructors who instill their students with the beliefs that they can meet goals, build confidence, “bounce back from a setback” and expect good things in the future have the best chance at keeping their students motivated.

Response to daily stressors plays important role in cognitive health of older adults (News-Medical)

Taking typical daily annoyances such as a long wait at the doctor's office or a traffic jam on the freeway in stride may help preserve brain health in older adults, while emotional reactions could contribute to declines in cognition, a new study from Oregon State University has found. (see also Inquisitr)

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An old rivalry: This year's "Civil War" takes place at Reser Stadium on Friday, Nov. 23, 1:05 p.m. For more information:


Tuesday Teaching Talks: Responding to Student Work: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning in a certificated series of teaching workshops. Attend one, some or all. On Nov. 20, join Brooke Howland to consider approaches for responding to student work by providing feedback that feeds forward student learning. This two-hour workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by. Learn more here. Contact us here.

NEW! Ph.D. Defense - Sustainable Forest Management.  Lucas Wells, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. in Agricultural and Life Science Building 4001. The title of his thesis is “A Vision System for Automatic Dendrometry and Forest Mapping.”  Lucas is advised by Woodam Chung in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management.

OSUsed Store Public Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly evening public sale Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at 644 S.W. 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! Stories of Failures, Resiliency, and Mentorship: A Chat with a 26-year-old Black Male College Vice President for Student Success: The office of Advancing Academic Equity for Student Success (AAESS) invites you to attend a talk with Michael Johnson, inaugural vice president for student success at Miles College - a Historically Black College in Fairfield, Alabama. Johnson will share stories of failures, resiliency, and how the power of mentorship propelled him to the college vice presidency. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. For questions and accommodations contact

Upcoming Events

NEW! Documentary Premiere: OFFSHORE, The student documentary produced about the experience of volunteering aboard a research vessel voyage along the Oregon and Washington coasts, premieres at the Darkside. With a short talk from the director. Nov. 26, 4-5 p.m. at the Darkside Theatre, 215 S.W. 4th St, Corvallis.

MLK Celebration: Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, author and advocate for social justice is the keynote speaker for the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration lecture on Mon., Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Through Dec. 5, free tickets are available to OSU faculty, staff and students for the Jan. 21 peace breakfast and the keynote session. Beginning Dec. 6, keynote session tickets will be available to the general public. The celebration week runs from Jan. 19-25. To register and for a full list of events, visit For info, contact or 541-737-4717.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Career development workshop: PFLA is hosting a Career Development Workshop: From Credible to Influential onWednesday, Nov.  28, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., in the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws. Join us for an interactive discussion where three panelists will share their personal experience in assessing professional development, leadership aspirations, and the role of diversity. This workshop is free for PFLA members, and is $10 for non-PFLA members. Use the following link to register:

NEW! Oregon Master Naturalist Program Returns Jan. 22. Join the program and become part of a dedicated network of volunteers committed to preserving Oregon’s natural history and natural resources. Learn more.

NEW! Launch or Expand Your Blueberry Production with Oregon State's Online Blueberry Program. This innovative online course offers a step-by-step approach to managing a successful blueberry operation. Learn more

NEW! Learn the Fundamentals of Cider Making from Oregon State’s Fermentation Science Experts. Our five-day workshop provides participants with knowledge and skills to create quality cider and perry. Learn more and register online.

Bexell Hall Landscape Input Sessions: Join the College of Liberal Arts and the award-winning Portland-based landscape architecture group Place for an information session on the upcoming exterior renovation to Bexell Hall’s landscape. Among many projects, Place’s landscape architects designed the “Elephant Lands” at the Oregon Zoo, as well as the Swarovski Crystal World park in Austria. Monday, Nov. 26, 1-2 p.m and 2-3 p.m., Bexell 208.  For more information contact Marion Rossi at:

Alternative Break: Are you a student who wants to change the world? Apply to participate in an Alternative Break. Alternative Breaks will take place March 23-30, 2019. Applications for participants are due Monday, Nov. 26. Click here for more information.

Leadership conference: Student Leadership & Involvement is now accepting workshop presentation proposals for the 2019 OSU Leadership Conference (occurring Feb. 16). The theme this year is “Courageous Leadership.” All students and faculty/staff are welcome to submit workshop proposals. The deadline to submit is Thursday, Nov. 22. Contact Jaime Koehler ( for more information: Application Link

Take Note

Noise Control Plan: Are you exposed to loud noise at work?  Find out more about OSU’s Hearing Conservation Program and Noise Control Plan.  The goal of OSU’s Hearing Conservation Program is to monitor and protect employees who have the potential to develop noise-induced hearing loss – a preventable, permanent and progressive health issue. In collaboration with Environmental Health & Safety, Occupational Health Services provides annual hearing tests for those exposed to loud noise on the job.  Training is available through the EH&S website.  Contact Occupational Health or Environmental Health and Safety with questions.

Help Create a Vision for the Corvallis Campus: Oregon State is embarking on an 18-month process to develop a physical vision for the future of the Corvallis campus. The  Physical Development Strategy will reflect the university’s values and vision from the Strategic Plan 4.0. Share your thoughts in an interactive survey. We’re looking to craft a development strategy that supports an environment that enhances your best OSU experiences, and also leads to a more welcoming and inclusive campus. All responses are anonymous and confidential and will only be used for the purposes of this project.

Heroes sought: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association is seeking nominations for the Our Hero Award to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond while exhibiting leadership skills. PFLA membership is not required of the nominator or the nominee. Visit the PFLA Our Hero webpage to submit a nomination.

Pet owner survey: The Oregon State University Human-Animal Interaction Lab is looking for pet owners to take a survey examining pet behavior and the human-pet relationship. The purpose of the survey is to assess how pet owners perceive the bond they have with their pet. If you are 18-plus years old and own a pet you are eligible to participate. For individuals who own more than one pet, the survey can be taken multiple times (once for each pet) or a single time for a pet of your choice. Individuals who own dogs are of particular interest; however, all pet owners are welcome to fill out the survey. The survey can be found here:

AWSEM clubs: Registration for STEM Academy’s AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) clubs for sixth- through 12th-graders is open. AWSEM clubs are designed to nurture girls’ interest in STEM by providing a program of hands-on activities paired with women STEM role models. Middle school club meets on Tuesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., from Jan. 15 through Feb. 19. High school club meets on Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., from Jan.16 through Feb. 20. To register and for more info, visit For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email Cost is $90 for the entire series. Needs-based scholarships available. Anyone is eligible to apply. 

Staff Art Exhibit: This is the ninth year of the Staff Art Show, which is looking for representation from all parts of OSU in this showcase of creativity. Do you have creative individuals in your area (maybe even you)? Most any medium is accepted in this exhibit, so register your submissions of work by Nov. 26. The benefits, besides showing talent beyond the day-to-day job, are that departments are listed on the artist’s block next to the work. All artists, co-workers and friends are invited to a special reception hosted by President Ray on Jan. 14. For more information: or 541-737-6522.


NEW! Football Civil War: The Civil War (OSU vs. UO) takes place at Reser Stadium on Friday, Nov. 23, 1:05 p.m. 

Harlem Globetrotters: The Harlem Globetrotters visit Gill Coliseum Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Receive your 25 percent discount ticket price by following this link. Use the promo code BEAVERS.


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! This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Executive Support Specialist 1 position for the Linus Pauling Institute. Posting # P01868CT. Closes Nov. 27. 

NEW! INTO OSU Student Services Coordinator – Welcome Desk, full-time: This position provides a first point of contact for students and visitors at INTO OSU. This is a general administrative and customer service position designed to provide high level of support and assistance to students to enhance their university experience. This position requires sensitivity to a wide range of cultural differences and behaviors and the application of considerable judgement in dealing with non-routine inquires. Closes Dec. 2. For full posting and link to apply:

NEW! Accountant 1 – The Auxiliaries & Activates Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Job duties, qualifications, and application process can be found by visiting  Posting #P01858CT.  Full consideration date is Nov. 23. Closes Dec. 3.  


"Life is easy to chronicle. but bewildering to practice." ~ E.M. Forster.

Corvallis: Patchy fog and then mostly sunny, high of 53, low of 39. Rain likely Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Patchy fog, high of 54, low of 34. Chance of rain Wednesday.

Newport: Increasing clouds, high of 57, low of 45. Rain Wednesday.

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