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 and HP partner to bring computer chip jobs to Corvallis (KEZI)

Oregon State University is teaming up with Hewlett Packard to try and provide more manufacturing and semiconductor jobs in Oregon.

OSU: Genetically modified yeast could impact the beer industry in taste sustainability (Pacific Northwest Ag Network)

Researchers at Oregon State University recently teamed up with bioengineers to study the impact yeast has on beer, and how that potentially could change into the future.  That research has determined that genetically modified yeast strains can alter the fermentation process to create beers with significantly more pronounced hop aromas.  

OSU-Cascades to host public meeting on federal grant proposal (Cascade Business News)

Oregon State University – Cascades will host a public meeting to gather input on a proposal for an Environmental Protection Agency grant to remediate a portion of a former county demolition landfill in preparation for the first phase of development of a future campus innovation district.

Today's photo

Purple rain: Julia Lounsberry says "This purple tradescantia plant has the perfect spot to store every drop of precious water in the drought." We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: What’s the latest from OSU Academic Technologies? See the Fall 2022 Update to learn about campus computer lab upgrades, cybersecurity awareness, accessibility, Gender Mag and Learn@OregonState Canvas tool integrations. 


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: 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].

Board of Trustees: The OSU Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-2:40 p.m. to consider approving OSU President Jayathi Murthy’s goals for the 2023 fiscal year and advancing building projects, among other topics. The meeting will be held in the Horizon Room, Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. Board committees will meet beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Horizon Room. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted at Members of the public may attend the Oct. 27 and 28 meetings in person or view the meetings at The board will hold a retreat on Oct. 26 to discuss the development of the university’s next strategic plan, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Participation will be limited to invited guests, but members of the public may view the retreat at

Paws to De-Stress: The cutest break you’ll take all year. Students are invited to take a break and visit therapy dogs from Welcome Waggers. Oct. 26-27 from noon to 2 p.m.; must be in line by 1:30 p.m. in the SEC Plaza. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Phishes, Scams, Cyber Threats, Oh My: This Information Security Town Hall is an opportunity learn about common cyber security threats that affect Beaver Nation. There will be an open question and answer opportunity — come learn about what you can do to help protect our Cyber Dam. Join us for the program Oct. 26 at noon via Zoom

OMSI Communication Fellowship info session: The College of Science will host a presentation and answer questions about the OSU-OMSI Spring Science Communication Fellows Program held on campus. The program is open to any faculty, postdocs, staff or graduate students (STEM professionals) at OSU. Oct. 26, noon to 1 p.m. in Kidder 128 Conference Room.

OSU Health and Safety Committee: The University Health and Safety Committee would like to invite campus members interested in health and safety to attend our open meetings, held semi-annually in May and October. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2:30-4 p.m. Anyone can access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at Email [email protected] to RSVP and request the meeting location.

Terisa Siagatonu keynote: In celebration of Queer History Month and in honor of the people, land and seascapes of Oceania, we welcome Terisa Siagatonu  for a keynote lecture. Siagatonu is an award-winning poet, teaching artist, mental health educator and community leader who is deeply devoted to the Pacific Islander community. Space is limited in person at Ina Haws; you can watch remotely by registering for the webinar at, or attend a streaming event hosted by the Marine Studies Initiative at Cascade Hall on Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. 

NEW! VPCDO search: Campus visits for OSU Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer candidates have concluded. Recordings of each university forum as well as candidate feedback forms are now available on the VPCDO search webpage. Candidate feedback forms should be submitted by Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.

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.


NEW! Air Force concert: The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants are two of the six performing ensembles within The United States Air Force Band, the premier musical organization of the U.S. Air Force. Oct. 27, 7 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. This is a free event; however, tickets are required. All unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticket holders 15 minutes prior to performance time. EventBrite Link:

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. 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.

NEW! Wildfire documentary: A new documentary, “Elemental: Redefining our Relationship with Wildfire,” begins a weeklong run Friday, Oct. 28, at Corvallis’ Darkside Cinema. “Elemental” features interviews with scientists including professors Chris Dunn and Bev Law of the OSU College of Forestry. The opening screening at 6:30 will be followed by a question-and-answer session featuring the filmmakers as well as Dunn and OSU’s Eric Fleishman.

NEW! Kids’ Trick-or-Treat: The annual Trick-or-Treat Tour for families takes place on Halloween (Monday, Oct. 31) from 3-5 p.m. You must come to the MU Family Lounge to pick up a map with all of the tour stops before heading out. We have worked with many campus partners to ensure many opportunities for your children to pick up a treat. Costumes are not required but are encouraged. This event is open to students, staff and faculty and you must always remain with your child.

Screening of OSU Films from the 1920s and 1930s: Join us for an in-person viewing of film clips from early productions archived in the OSU Special Collections and Archives. See familiar campus landmarks as well as completely different places and traditions such as the May Pageant, the Bell Field stadium, a tractor contest on campus and lots of fancy hats. Oct. 27, noon to 1 p.m., Valley Library, West Classroom (second floor).

Work-Life Fit Forum: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Office of Institutional Diversity invite members of the OSU community to attend this free, in-person-only event on Thursday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Register by Oct. 24 to share diverse experiences of work and life in the wake of the last two years, gain a greater understanding of organizational structures that support individuals at OSU, and generate ideas for collaboration across university groups to strengthen work-life balance for all. Doors open at 8 a.m. and breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information contact [email protected].

Community listening session on McDonald and Dunn research forests: The OSU College of Forestry invites members of the public to the second community listening session on Monday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. We want to hear about your ideas, experiences and hopes related to the McDonald and Dunn research forests as we develop a new forest management plan. Additional information on the planning process and event can be found on the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest Planning Process website. Please register in advance. Peavy Forest Science Center Room 117 or via Zoom, Meeting ID: 851 8983 5847.

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

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! FYI Friday – CourseLeaf CLSS for Advisors, Faculty, and Staff: CourseLeaf CLSS is OSU’s section scheduling software and is primarily used by department schedulers to add, remove, cancel and otherwise edit section information that appears in the schedule of classes. While the ability to make changes in data in CLSS is limited to designated department or unit representatives, others may find CLSS a useful tool for querying or exporting term data, viewing past terms and proofing their schedules. Oct. 28, 10-11 a.m. via Zoom. Registration required.

NEW! Anthropology lecture series: Luisa Reis Castro (University of Southern California) will give the lecture “More-than-Human Segurança: An ethnography of microbes, mosquitoes, and humans in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” She will speak on Friday, Oct. 28 at noon. The free lecture is open to OSU faculty and students and accessible via Zoom in real time:

NEW! College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: Marc Zimmerman, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, will present “Translating theory to action: A story of youth violence prevention,” Oct. 28, 1-2 p.m. in HFC 115 and via Zoom.

NEW! Educational Technology Support Drop-in Hours: Do you have questions regarding the use of university-supported educational technologies, such as Canvas, Gradescope and Top Hat? Stop by LINC 468 on Oct. 28, 1-2 p.m. for the UIT-Academic Technologies open office hour. Questions? Email us at [email protected].

NEW! Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology Fall 2022 Seminar Series: Joe LaManna will present on "Environmental Drivers of facilitation and antagonism: implications for forest populations, communities, and biodiversity,” Oct. 28 at 4 p.m., either in person in Learning Innovation Center Room 302, or virtually via Zoom at

NEW! Center for Teaching & Learning Quality Teaching (QT) Talks: “Peer Observations and Portfolios: Advancing Teaching Practices,” presented by Brooke Howland and Funmi Amobi. Whether PO is implemented for evaluative or formative purpose, the overarching goal is to advance effective quality teaching that supports student learning success. Participants will discuss evidence-informed processes for leveraging evaluative and formative collaborative PO to maximize benefits to teaching and learning. ­­Nov. 8, 11-11:50 a.m., LINC 414.

Research Office Campus Conversations (ROCC) Session 1: Demystifying USDA Funding. As part of our sponsor conversation series, the Oct. 27 Campus Conversation is intended to demystify the USDA for OSU researchers. We will hear from members of the OSU faculty who have substantial experience with USDA research. Thursday, Oct. 27, noon to 1:30 p.m., Linus Pauling Science Center Room 400. Register here. In-person attendance is encouraged. A Zoom link is available upon request to [email protected]. For more information regarding the Office for Research Advancement visit our website

Back from Nuclear Brink: Prescription for Survival: Speaker Dr. Ira Helfand is a physician and a world leader in nuclear disarmament and health and is affiliated with two Nobel Peace Prize-winning groups. He co-chairs the Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee, and previously served as president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in MU 13

HMSC Research Seminar: Daniel Cox, a CH2M-Hill professor of civil and construction engineering at Oregon State University, will be giving a seminar titled “Community Islanding: Modeling Local and Regional Damage and Recovery of Roadway Networks after a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami,” Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m. 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: “Division Plane Orientation in Plant Cells,” presented by Carolyn Rasmussen from UC Riverside, Thursday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m. ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

Social Action Works: Working with community leaders in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the U.S., Josie Ramos, RiseUP USA, and Vidhu Prabha, RiseUP India, will share their career paths and experiences advocating for gender equity. They will discuss their collaboration on projects addressing issues of gender, health and the rights and well-being of women and girls in India and around the world. Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Hallie Ford Center room 115. Free, open to all. Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Writing, Literature and Film.

Provost’s Lecture featuring Sam Quinones Nov. 14: Join us for the first Provost’s Lecture of 2022-23, featuring Sam Quinones, acclaimed journalist and author who has written extensively on immigration, the opioid crisis and challenges along the U.S.-Mexico border. The lecture will be in Austin Auditorium in The LaSells Stewart Center on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed on live.oregonstate.eduRegister here to attend in person. The Provost’s Lecture Series is a partnership between the Office of the Provost and the OSU Foundation.

System Overload: Building a Trained and Stable Child Care Workforce. Join faculty from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences as they discuss the new Early Learning System Initiative (ELSI). Hear about the innovative ways they are leveraging a $14.4 million grant to break barriers and support the diverse needs of Oregon’s early childhood educators and working families seeking affordable and accessible child care. Register for this free Public Health Insider webcast Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m.

UPDATED!  Travel Talks — Greece: Join the OSUAA Group Travel Program for an all-new Travel Talk on Nov. 16, featuring Gary B. Ferngren, emeritus professor of history. Ferngren will discuss historical and cultural aspects of Greece and Turkey while sharing his favorite spots in the region. Kate Sanders, director of the OSUAA Group Travel Program, will also be on hand with information on reserving a spot on one of OSUAA’s 2023 Greek tours. Register at

Take Note

NEW! Open Enrollment: Open Enrollment for PEBB benefits ends Oct. 31 Participation is mandatory for everyone and includes newly enrolled employees who have active PEBB coverage on or before Oct. 1, 2022, and employees that opt out of PEBB medical for the cash incentive. Failure to participate can result in a loss of benefits or out of pocket costs for your benefits. Participate online in the PEBB Portal or fill out paper forms and return them to 236 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-8578. Questions? Email: [email protected].

NEW! Prescription Drug take back day: The DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 29. Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. Safely drop off your unwanted medicine at most pharmacies in Oregon. Or find a location near you at or

NEW! 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. 

Recruiting LGBQ+ cisgender women for a research study on stress and alcohol use: To participate, you must drink alcohol regularly and be 21-60 years old. The study includes a brief screening survey, one two-hour virtual visit, and two one-hour in-person visits to Reed Lodge. Those who complete the study receive up to $70 in Amazon gift cards. Click the link to access the screening survey: and email [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University. The OSU community celebrated the public launch of Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University at an Oct. 14 dinner on the Memorial Union Quad. More than 56,000 donors together have already contributed over $1 billion in five years toward the $1.75 billion goal to advance student access and success across all OSU campuses and Ecampus, and support faculty excellence, research and outreach that serve Oregon and the world. Learn more about the university’s second comprehensive fundraising and engagement campaign at

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.


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NEW! 4-H External Communications Coordinator: OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program invites applications for a 4-H External Communications Coordinator position based in Corvallis. This is a 12-month, F/T (1.00FTE), professional faculty position. The anticipated starting salary will be $44,496-$75,516, commensurate with skills, education and experience. Posting #P06166UF. Closes Nov. 25.

EXTENDED! Administrative Coordinator: The Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) and Center for Healthy Aging Research (CHAR) are seeking applications for an Administrative Coordinator to support programs in the LPI and CHAR. This is a 12-month, 0.8FTE, professional faculty position based in Corvallis, OR, with flexibility to allow for a hybrid work. Posting #P06131UF. Closes Dec 9.


“The sun after the rain is much more beautiful than the sun before the rain.” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

Corvallis: Chance of showers, high of 56, low of 41. Partly sunny Thursday.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain and snow today, high of 48, low of 32. Mostly sunny Thursday.

Newport: Chance of showers today, high of 57, low of 46. Slight chance of showers Thursday.

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