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:

OSU research finds that parenting style also affects dogs (KOIN)

An Oregon State University study found that a dog’s connection with their owner has similar results to that between a human parent and their child. (see also KTVZ)

80-foot tall sequoia sculpture at OSU to evoke changing climate threat (KGW)

An 80-foot illuminated art sculpture is currently being installed at Oregon State University's Corvallis campus, where it will be suspended in midair for the next 14 months among three 80-year-old sequoia trees. (Video)

Construction begins at OSU Solar Harvest project (Capital Press)

Growing crops and harnessing solar energy need not be mutually exclusive. That's the idea behind a $1.5 million project at Oregon State University's North Willamette Research and Extension Center, putting the concept of agrivoltaics to the test.


Today's photo

Threshing Bee: Susan Coleman, administrative program assistant with OSU Extension Service – Wasco County, sent in this photo of the 2022 Dufur Threshing Bee. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for ways to support your students on research assignments? Consider adding OSU Libraries How-To Modules to your Canvas courses. These self-guided tutorials can help students find articles and books in the library, properly cite references and improve their information literacy skills. See directions for importing these modules into your courses.  


Core Values and the Future of Andersen Construction: Please join the Center for Family Enterprise on Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. via Zoom for our Family Business 360 Event on creating and upholding core values within a family business. Speaker Joel Andersen, president of Andersen Construction, will be sharing Andersen Construction’s longstanding core values and their impacts on the family business. 

Getting a Dam Job workshop series: Students, do interviews make you nervous? Are you never really sure what to say in a cover letter? Attend one of Oregon State’s Getting a Dam Job workshops, Oct. 11-17, and learn to excel at career skills like interviews, job searching, résumés, cover letters and more. All workshops are offered virtually, and if you can’t make it, register anyway and you’ll receive a recording. Sign up for a Getting a Dam Job workshop.

NEW! Mementos from OSU History Display: Stop by for a colorful glimpse of OSU history as told through a display of random objects: dance cards, a rook lid, a computer punch card, buttons, event programs and more. Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Special Collections Reading Room, fifth floor Valley Library

Beaver Boosters: OSU will be providing COVID-19 booster clinics on the OSU Corvallis campus on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 12 and 13, Memorial Union rooms 211 & 212. Clinics are open to the public and will provide only updated bivalent boosters for individuals 12 and older, while supplies last. No appointments needed and boosters are free of charge. Please bring your vaccination card. The OSU Cascades campus will be hosting a COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinic on Friday Oct. 14, from 1 – 5 p.m. in the Ray Hall Atrium. Click here for more information. Subject to change.

ELSI Training Sessions at CELYD Leadership Conference: The Early Learning System Initiative Center (ELSI) will be presenting a number of trainings at the Center on Early Learning and Youth Development Leadership conference on Oct. 11-12 at Western Oregon University. Link to ELSI training Schedule: HTTPS://BEAV.ES/535.

Information Session: New & Expanded Student Support Resources. Join representatives from Counseling & Psychological Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Education to learn more about new and expanded resources for students. This presentation will be Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Memorial Union. Additional details can be found at:

Opening reception: The Little Gallery is hosting an opening reception for the exhibition "Currency of Language" with Barbara Kruger and Analia Saban on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Kidder Hall 210. Free, all are welcome. The exhibition runs through Dec. 2.  

BEavers HERE NOW: Open to all OSU community members, this drop-in mindfulness meditation group offers a different 15-minute guided meditation each session. Practicing mindfulness meditation regularly provides benefits including decreased stress and anxiety, increased positive emotions, and improved focus. Wednesdays, 5 p.m., MU 13.

ALPHA: Join the Catholic Student Association for a free dinner, talk and discussion. Alpha is a place to discuss the big questions of life, faith, meaning and God in an open and welcoming environment, regardless of your beliefs and background. Alpha will be held in the MU Horizon on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. throughout the term. Visit for more information, or contact [email protected].

Papa’s Pizza 4-H fundraiser: An easy way to help raise funds for your Benton County 4-H Program is to dine in or get takeout food at Papa’s Pizza in Corvallis on Oct. 12. All you have to do is provide the cashier with the Benton County 4-H Papa’s Pizza fundraiser flyer, and Papa’s will donate 50% of the proceeds. Please visit our website or contact our Benton Extension office to receive a flyer.


NEW! Beer Zine Crafternoon: Bring your crafty skills to create a zine celebrating Oregon’s hops and brewing history and culture. All materials will be available at the event. Oct. 13, 4-5:30 p.m., Valley Library lobby. Organized by the OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center in honor of Oregon Archives Month.

NEW! Music à la Carte: Chintimini Brass. The Willamette Valley's premier professional brass quintet formed in the summer of 2016, with many of its founding members still performing. Members Trevor Wilson, Ken Saul, David Sorenson, Brian Wilson and Isaac Andrew love sharing music with others. Join us for a free, live, in-person, lunch hour performance on Oct. 14 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge.

NEW! Historic Fairbanks Hall is open: To mark the reopening of historic Fairbanks Hall and its renovated studio and gallery spaces, faculty and alumni of OSU’s art program present "Through Line," a show featuring painting, photography, sculpture and video art, Oct. 14-Nov. 13, in Fairbanks Gallery and Praxis Gallery. Also, "Willamette Streamflow, 2022," an outdoor installation by Adrien Segal, commissioned through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program, managed by the Oregon Arts Commission. The galleries in Fairbanks will host a wide array of shows by faculty, students and guest artists throughout the academic year. An artist’s reception for the current exhibition and new installation will take place on Oct. 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m. in conjunction with the downtown Corvallis Art Walk.

OSU Herbarium Open House: Guided tours of our new facility Oct. 13, on the hour from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The 1 p.m. tour will highlight the mycology collection. In conjunction, a WeDigBio specimen label transcription event will be hosted in Cordley 2602 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Stop by for games, stickers, plant prizes and refreshments. Oct. 13, Cordley Hall, Room 2512. For questions or accommodations, contact [email protected].

Strand Gallery Reception: All are welcome to the reception and artist talk for Paulette Kaskinen: "Woolly." Kaskinen’s intricate charcoal drawings of fiber animals highlight careful stewardship of farmers and personalities of her animal subjects. Thursday, Oct. 13, from 4-7 p.m. at Strand Gallery (440 Strand Agriculture Hall). Artist talk at 4:30 p.m. More information at Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Reception for faculty senators: Provost Ed Feser will host a reception for senators immediately following the Oct. 13 Faculty Senate meeting. All senators are welcome. Thursday, Oct. 13, 5-6 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Ag. Production Rm.

Speed FriendingMake new friends fast. Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m., MU Ballroom.

Wind Ensemble: The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble, directed by Erik Leung, and the OSU Marching Band, directed by Olin Hannum, will perform the James Douglass Memorial Band Concert in conjunction with Homecoming Week on Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. The program will include music by Kevin Puts, Anthony Barfield, John Philip Sousa and Homer Maris. Free, open to all. A livestream will be available at

2022 Homecoming festivities: This fall, join the OSU Alumni Association, friends, faculty and classmates for Homecoming celebrations. From Oct. 13-15, participate in traditions from class reunions to the Homecoming game and tailgate. View the schedule and stay tuned for more events to be added at

6th Annual Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgate: Get the game day hype started with new and old friends before the Homecoming game vs. WSU on Oct. 15. Join the free, family-friendly pregame tailgate outside of the Centro Cultural César Chávez and enjoy food, drinks, photo ops, a DJ and more. Please register by Oct. 13. Limited walk-ups may be available.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! LeGuin symposium: The Anarres Project for Alternative Futures celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel “The World for World is Forest” by hosting a free Zoom symposium Oct. 14, 9 a.m. The symposium features presentations from international scholars and activists interested in finding ways for Le Guin’s story to inform our contemporary social movements struggling against violence, oppression and social injustice today. Free and open to the public. To view the program and register for the event:

NEW! FYI Friday – The OSU Community and Cybersecurity: What does it all mean? October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Come and participate in a conversation about cybersecurity and get updates from the Office of Information Security. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered. Part of the Fall 2022 FYI Friday series; Oct. 14, noon to 12:45 p.m. via Zoom. Registration required.

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning Sparkshop: Openings and closings matter: Tips for making the first and last few minutes of class effective and reflective. Ever wondered how to grab students’ attention as soon as they enter your class and engage them in reflecting on their learning before they leave? We will discuss evidence-informed tips for leveraging student learning success during the opening and closing minutes of class. Oct. 14, noon to 1:10 p.m. Zoom link will be provided when you register.

NEW! College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: “From participatory management to participatory evaluation: Sharing power in a community-based organization” will be presented from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, HFC 115 and Zoom, by Ricardo B. Contreras, applied anthropologist and executive director of Casa Latinos Unidos. Co-sponsored with the CPHHS Global Health program.

NEW! Assessment Leads and Assessment Personnel: Join the team from Assessment & Accreditation for the fall undergraduate programs assessment workshop on Friday Oct. 14, 1-2 p.m. in Milam 215. We look forward to sharing our new program assessment rubric, presenting the findings from the annual assessment reports and updating the assessment process.

NEW! Student leadership event: Community Engagement & Leadership is hosting a day-long immersive leadership experience, “Beavs Lead: Spark,” on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the AAPC. Students will have the opportunity to explore their personal leadership. This event is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Register here:

NEW! October Research Integrity Forum: This month’s session, "Simplifying Review of Human Subjects Research at OSU," presented by Christopher Viggiani, associate vice president for research integrity, and Bridget Watson, HRPP administrator, will focus on steps that are underway to modernize the human research protections program, including a new software platform, a streamlined application form featuring a new exempt request process and more. Oct. 19, 1 p.m. via Zoom. Register here. For more information, email [email protected].

NEW! Artist Talk: Ann Hamilton. MacArthur Fellow, National Medal of the Arts recipient and internationally acclaimed artist Ann Hamilton is recognized for large-scale, multimedia installations, performance pieces and public projects. Her talk invites faculty and students to engage in the material and tactile experience of language. Hamilton will address how her practice and artworks have evolved over time, in response to the site and communities where she creates, as part of a visit to OSU related to her creation of a permanent artwork for the renovation of Cordley Hall. Monday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room.

NEW! FST Farm 2 Fork Webinar: “Sensory Science – Where Does it Fit and How Do I Use It?" Would you like to learn about sensory science and how it fits into food science? Join us Friday, Oct. 21, noon to 12:45 p.m. Register today.

NEW! John Grade Talk and Reception: John Grade's monumental sculpture, "Emeritus," suspended in the middle of OSU's giant sequoias in the Memorial Union Quad, is inspired by the form of an absent tree. Inviting viewers to peer vertically into the hollow, ghostly space of an imagined fourth trunk, it is formed of tens of thousands of cast and carved parts that make reference to the species' cones, needles and branches. This event will include an informal viewing of the sculpture, complimentary food/no-host wine and beer, artist talk, informal conversation and book signing. Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the SEC Plaza. Schedule.

NEW! Political Expression in the Workplace: Presented by Julie Penry, Office of General Counsel. Join us for a practical refresher on expressing your political opinions as an OSU employee. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1-2 p.m. For more information about this hybrid event and how to register, click here.

NEW! "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

Communicating with Older Adults and Family Members: Join Eldercare Connections Oct. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom to discuss strategies for communicating with older adults and family members about giving care. Guest speaker Barbara Grant, LCSW, will provide effective tips for communicating with older adults and your family members about aging, care needs and coordinating caregiving responsibilities. The Zoom link will open at 11:30 a.m. for informal conversation and check in and will close at 1:30 to allow additional time for discussion. For more information email [email protected].

Joe Ellingson M.S. Water Resource Science Defense: Ellington will present his thesis, titled “Preventing the Accumulation of Fine Sediments in Sand Dam Reservoirs: An Analytical Framework and Flume Experiments,” on Oct. 13 at noon in Gilmore Hall 234 and on Zoom. John Selker of Biological & Ecological Engineering advises Ellington. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.

University Budget Conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a University Budget Conversation via Zoom Oct. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. This week’s topic is “FY23 Budget Overview.” The initial 15 minutes is spent on presentation of the topic, followed by discussion and Q&A. To join the webinar, visit More information is on the website or contact Sherm Bloomer.

Information and Society Speaker Series: Sherry Antoine, executive director of AfroCROWD, will speak in the Valley Library’s Willamette Rooms as part of the OSU Libraries & Press Information and Society Speaker Series Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. She will speak about the essential role academia plays in efforts to close information gaps in Wikipedia. The event is free and open to the public.

HMSC Research Seminar: Keith Hernadez a postdoc with the Marine Mammal Institute at Hatfield Marine Science Center, will be giving a seminar titled “From pinniped diets to aging dolphins: One postdoc's path in marine ecology, so far," Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m. Please join us 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.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Fall Seminar Series: "Economic considerations in strawberry harvest management: robotics, labor, and plant health," presented by Timothy Delbridge of OSU Applied Economics, Oct. 13, 4 p.m., ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

The OSU Community and Cybersecurity: What does it all mean? Ever wonder about phishes, cyber security threats, and how the OSU community is affected by them? Have you wondered if you can help defend against them? Join the Office of Information Security on Oct. 14 at noon for a virtual event to get your questions answered. Register at:

Beavs Lead: Community Engagement & Leadership is hosting a day-long immersive leadership experience, “Beavs Lead: Spark,” on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the AAPC. Students will have the opportunity to explore their personal leadership approach by examining their values, strengths, identities and passions. First-year, second-year, and transfer students are encouraged to attend, but this event is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Register here:

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

Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors: Managers and supervisors at OSU play a key role in enabling employees to do their best work. The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all Oregon State University managers, supervisors and lead workers. At the end of this course, learners will have a solid understanding about the principles and policies that apply to our employees, know how to navigate within the space of talent management activities, and recognize when, and how, to provide equal opportunity and access to employees. Nov. 15-18, 8:15 a.m. to noon each day via Zoom. Learn more and register before Nov 8.

CPHHS Coaches Clinic Series: Foundations of Coaching. Learn how to support positive developments as a youth sports coach by attending this session led by OSU kinesiology experts. The first session in the Coaches Clinic Series presented by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences is Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Center, Room 115. Advanced registration required and space is limited.

Take Note

Recruiting participants for bicycling simulator experiment: The OSU Bicycling Simulator lab is seeking participants for an experiment who are at least 18 years old and have ridden a bicycle in the last 10 years. The purpose of this study is to make autonomous vehicles safer for bicyclists. Participation involves a one-hour time commitment and coming to the OSU Bicycling Simulator. Persons who participated in the first stage of this study (pedestrian or bicycle, conducted January 2022) are ineligible to participate. Participants will be compensated $20 for their time. To schedule a time to participate or for more information, please email Amy Wyman at [email protected]

Affordable student health insurance is available: Enrollment is open through Friday, Oct. 14. Domestic, Ecampus and PharmD students can easily signup for the OSU Insurance Plan from PacificSource. The plan provides access to a vast network of local and nationwide care providers. More info:

Eugene Commuters: Spaces available in Eugene to Corvallis Vanpool. An established vanpool from Eugene area is currently recruiting additional riders. Save money on gas while reclaiming your driving time for relaxation or socializing. For more information please contact Transportation Services at [email protected].

Taste Testers Wanted: The OSU Center for Sensory & Consumer Behavior Research is looking for new panelists for consumer taste tests. Open to all students, faculty, staff, family and community members 18 and over. Panelists receive up to $20/hour for their time. Tests run throughout the year. Some tests are done in our lab and others use our drive-thru sample pickup and in-home testing. Fill out Qualtrics survey to be added to our pool at or call 541-737-6506. People already in our pool do not need to fill out survey.

VR experiment: Recruiting participants for virtual reality (VR) experiment. Psychology researchers are seeking participants who are at least 18 years old, speak fluent English and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (no glasses) for VR research aiming to explore how to improve human interactions with automated vehicles. Participants will need to come to Moreland 140 to participate. Those who complete the study will receive $20 cash. More details and sign-up times available at

Volunteers needed on OSU sculpture: Volunteers are needed beginning Oct. 8 to assist the John Grade Studio team in assembling four thousand clusters of spine-like “cones” that will swarm together to define the shape of the new sculpture, Emeritus, on OSU’s main campus. Volunteers will be working to string each of the small spines onto wire to compose each cone’s unique makeup. Sign up to volunteer at: For more information contact: Joy Jenson, [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

Walktober: It’s not too late to register for this 31-day self-care and movement challenge. Any movement activities count (from your Faculty Staff Fitness classes and workouts, to personal stretching, gardening or even birdwatching). Log daily activity in the web tracker or mobile app. Join a team or sign up solo. Register through Oct. 14 at Cost: $10 for faculty/staff; $5 for students/alums. Brought to you by the Moore Family Center and Faculty Staff Fitness.

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. 

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NEW! Student Marketing Assistant: Student Affairs Communications & Marketing seeks a student employee to help expand the division’s presence on our main social media channels and assist in content development and creation that engages and informs students about OSU activities, programs and services. Posting #P09223SE. Full consideration Oct. 14. Closes Oct. 28.

NEW! Assistant Professor of Practice, Extension forester. OSU Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Extension invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position serving as an Extension forester. This is a 12-month, F/T, professional faculty position based in either Klamath Falls or Lakeview covering Klamath and Lake Counties. The anticipated starting salary is in the range of $58,008-$63,000, commensurate with education, training and experience. Posting #P05984UF. Closes Oct. 17.


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Corvallis: Patchy fog and sunny, high of 77, low of 49. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 79, low of 43. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Patchy fog and then sunny, high of 75, low of 51. Sunny tomorrow.

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