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:

Farm stays: The growing importance of agritourism (Capital Press)

“It’s not getting any easier to farm,” said Audrey Comerford, Oregon State University Extension Service agritourism coordinator.

'It's going to be extremely bad for the public': Experts worry arrest of Oregon 'burn boss' could have chilling effect on prescribed fires (KGW)

John Bailey, a fire management professor at Oregon State University, worked as a firefighter early in his career and said he fought some fires that, in hindsight, probably should have been left to burn.

Bernard Malamud gift will bolster writing program at OSU (KLCC)

The family of an award-winning author who formerly taught at Oregon State University has established a fund to support students at the Corvallis campus who study writing.

Hatfield Marine Science Day April 13 (Tillamook County Pioneer)

Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport will host its annual science fair and open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13.


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Hatfield Marine Science Day: Hatfield Marine Science Day is an annual science fair and open house featuring the marine science programs and research at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. The visitor center will be open all day, free of charge. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport. See more details. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Wonder why some students don’t seem to make use of your feedback on their work? Looking for evidence-informed strategies to improve students’ feedback literacy? Register for the 20-minute CTL Sparkshop on Zoom at noon April 19 to learn effective tips from Funmi Amobi, instructional consultant and college liaison.


Research symposium: The 2024 Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology Symposium (RAFWE) and Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium (WFGRS) will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 12 in Peavy Hall. Admission is free and open to all. Keynote speakers include Julia Parrish and Abby Phillips Metzger. Visit our website for more information.

International Employee and Scholar Coffee Social: International employees, faculty, scholars, families and friends are invited to drop in on the second Friday of the month (except August) between 10:30 a.m. and noon at the Einerson House (2638 NW Jackson Ave.) for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks. Hosted by OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International, OSU Office of International Services and the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center.

International Travel Policy and Processes for faculty: Recent changes to international travel include: updated policy, revised risk-rating system, the introduction of intermediate-risk as well as high-risk destinations and changes to the high-risk travel approval process. Staff from the Office of Global Engagement, Travel & Expense and Insurance & Risk Management will present and answer questions. Full details on the international travel homepage and in the international travel policy. Part of the Spring 2024 FYI Friday series, noon to 1 p.m., April 12, via Zoom. Registration required.

Upcoming WIC Events: Perusall Workshops: WIC is hosting two free workshops on using Perusall (a social annotation tool integrated into Canvas) to support student reading practices. “Using Perusall to engage students with readings” is at noon, April 12, via Zoom (Register here) and “Technical Support Session for using Perusall” is from 3-4 p.m., April 17 via Zoom (Register here).

AI Global Futures Forum and AI Week: The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce AI Week, April 8-12. The April 12 AI Global Futures Forum will include a conversation between OSU President Jayathi Murthy and special guest Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, starting at 1 p.m. The in-person event is full but you can stream it live at by registering here:  The forum will also include a series of panels regarding AI and climate science, AI impact on workforce and the economy and AI and creativity. To learn more, email OSU.Provost@oregonstate or visit this website.

College of Health research seminar. “Growing up unequal: How poverty impacts child and adolescent well-being” will be presented by Frank Elgar, McGill University, from 1-2 p.m. Friday, April 12, in HFC 115 and via Zoom. Watch recordings of COH research seminars on the college’s website.

PRAxPRELUDE: Culture Showcase with the Indian Student Association. Get into the spirit for your Mrs. Krishnan experience with the Indian Student Association. Enjoy exciting teaser performances from India Night, one of OSU's largest cultural events (happening April 20). Sample delicious Indian snacks and learn more about the vibrant traditions of India and the Indian community at OSU. 1:30 p.m., April 12. Free and open to the public. You can purchase tickets online to see Mrs. Krishnan’s Party.

UPDATED! A Conversation with Alexander Lloyd Blake: Alexander Lloyd Blake, founder and artistic director of Tonality Choir, will appear at 6 p.m. on April 12 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. Tonality is an award-winning choral ensemble focused on spreading a message of unity, peace and social justice. During this event, Blake will join historian and ethnomusicologist Kelly Bosworth on stage for a conversation about using music as a conduit for environmental awareness and change and social change more broadly. Bosworth is assistant professor of public history & popular music at Oregon State University. Free. More info here.

Connecting with the international community through conversation partner programs: Learn more about the various conversation partner programs in the Oregon area, with options to participate remotely across Oregon or the globe. These programs facilitate connections, conversations and English language development through pairing domestic and international participants. 6-8 p.m., April 12 at the International Living-Learning Center. To register, see To directly apply for the program, visit


Beaver BarCamp 2024: This is an informal un-conference that has been hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab since 2006. We are excited to bring this live in-person event where attendees can participate in sessions throughout the day or propose their own talk on a project, hobby or research interest. The subjects lean toward tech but have been as diverse as knitting lessons. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., April 13, Kelley Engineering atrium. 

Hatfield Marine Science Day: Hatfield Marine Science Day is an annual science fair and open house featuring the marine science programs and research at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. You can talk with researchers about their marine science exhibits, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hatfield campus, enjoy a show on the sounds of the sea, and learn about the latest advances in whale research from keynote speakers KC Bierlich and Clara Bird from the GEMM Lab's GRANITE Project. Plus, the Hatfield Visitor Center will also be open all day, free of charge. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport. This event is free. See more details.

Taiwanese film screening: The Taiwan Student Association and the Chiu Program for Taiwan Studies will host a film screening of "BIG," the newest film by the Taiwanese director Wei Te-sheng, at 1 p.m., April 13 in LINC 128. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Wei. Register to attend here; admission is free.

Grammy-winning vocal ensemble TonalityTickets on sale now for “You Are Not Alone,” directed by Alexander Lloyd Blake at 7 p.m., April 13 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. Tonality creates gorgeous concerts focusing on issues rarely present in choral music. At PRAx, Tonality takes on the topic of mental health awareness. A pre-concert program puts the spotlight on community and OSU mental health providers. This evening is dedicated to them. Tickets $25-$33; mental health providers $5 (use code MentalHealth2024); students $5.


Celebration of Life for John Byrne; All are welcome to attend as family, friends and the OSU community come together at 2 p.m., April 14, at to remember John Vincent Byrne, Oregon State University president emeritus, former administrator of NOAA and beloved member of the Corvallis community. The celebration of life will be held at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. This event will be streamed on

Yoga Nidra: Drawn from Vedic and Tantric practices, yoga nidra “yogic sleep” is a guided meditation experience which often yields deep relaxation, insight, and a sense of connection. Guided by Tiffany Bailey 6-7:30 p.m., Sunday April 14, May 12, and June 9,  at Marigold. Purchase 1 Class pass or $15 for Drop-In. Please Pre-register. Contact: [email protected]


NEW! Masculinity Mondays Discussion Group: This is a space for conversation around masculinity and the ways our society’s perception of masculinity affects us. The discussion group gathers bi-weekly (even-numbered weeks) Mondays from 4-5 p.m. in Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center.

NEW! Water is Power: The Gila River Project. Join artist Joel Slayton and scientist Lisa Johanson as they share their work on the Gila River Project, which investigates one of America’s most expansive ecosystems. They will share details about their mobile laboratory/studio and location-based research, which explores the complex connections between natural and artificial challenges to the river and the environmental and human adaptations shaping its future. 4 p.m. April 16 at Detrick Hall in PRAx.

NEW! Family Business awards: The Excellence in Family Business Awards, hosted by the Center for Family Enterprise at Oregon State University, will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., May 7 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. The event will honor a number of awardees including business owners and students. The awards spotlight the impactful work of family businesses and celebrate the backbone of our community's economy and heritage. To register, click here.

Film studies event: Nabil Boudraa, professor of French and Francophone studies in the School of Language, Culture, and Society, will present Algerian Cinema: The Seventh Art as a Medium for Resistance, in room 213 of the Memorial Union at 4 p.m., April 15. 

Grad Career Week: What comes next in your professional journey after you complete your master's degree or Ph.D.? Grad Career Week, April 15-19, helps you explore your options. Join us for a series of workshops designed to help you learn more about careers both inside and outside academia, how to add GTA experience to your resume and details about navigating the postdoc experience. Learn more and register:

Film Screening of The Wonder and the WorryTickets on sale now for a sneak preview of “The Wonder and the Worry,” at 7 p.m., April 17-18 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. This documentary film traces the fragmentation and upheaval in photojournalism and its impact on the world’s most iconic publication: National Geographic magazine. The film delves into digital disruption and the power of environmental storytelling as it follows the intertwined careers of Chris Johns, OSU alumnus and former National Geographic editor, and his daughter Louise, a working freelance photographer. Tickets $10; students $5.

Imagining a World Without Sexual Violence: In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness & Action Month, join the Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE) Peer Education team 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 18 in the SEC first floor lobby to write, draw, collage or otherwise envision a world without sexual violence. Participants may volunteer their submissions to be compiled into a campus art display and digital zine.

Pianist Aaron Diehl + The Aaron Diehl Trio: Tickets are on sale now to see virtuoso pianist Aaron Diehl and his ensemble perform at 7 p.m., April 20 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. The concert will demonstrate the range of the new Steinway Concert Grand piano in PRAx. Prior to intermission, Diehl will play solo, classical piano. After intermission, Diehl will play in a jazz-informed mode with his trio. Tickets $25-50; students $5.

Slumberland VR Theatre: Experience “Slumberland,” a beautiful digital dream world  at 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m,. April 22-May 11in Ray Theater at PRAx. Bombina Bombast, an award-winning performing arts company from Sweden, is a pioneer in the field of "live virtual reality." In this 45-minute, participatory VR experience, audience members wear a virtual reality headset, interacting with one another and with an actor (who is also in the physical theater) wearing a motion-capture suit. "Slumberland" is based on the company's interviews with hundreds of youth about their experiences of sleep in the digital age. Tickets $20; students $5. Tickets here.

Songs and Stories with Roger McGuinn: Enjoy an evening of “Songs and Stories” with Roger McGuinn on April 23 at 7 p.m. in Detrick Hall at PRAx. One of the founders of the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable music industry icon. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker sound to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Eight Miles High,” and “Mr. Tambourine Man,” Tickets $35-$45; students $5. Tickets here.

PRAx Presents Las Cafeteras: Enjoy the electric sound and energy of Las Cafeteras at 7 p.m. April 28 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish and Spanglish and add a remix of sounds. Las Cafeteras play music to build bridges among different cultures, creating “a world where many worlds fit.” Tickets $17-$33; students $5. Tickets here.

Four-time Grammy winners Eighth Blackbird: PRAx Presents Eighth Blackbird and the OSU Wind Ensemble 7 p.m. on May 2 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. Eighth Blackbird sextet has been hailed as “one of the smartest, most dynamic ensembles on the planet” by the Chicago Tribune. The second half of the program includes a special performance with the OSU Wind Ensemble of “Vital Sines,” a 25-minute composition by composer Viet Cuong. Tickets $20-$30; students $5. Tickets here.

OSUAA Parent and Family Spring Social: Whether your family is new to university life or goes back generations with Oregon State, join the OSU Alumni Association at the International Living-Learning Center from 5-6:30 p.m. May 3 for a fun and casual event where you can mingle with fellow Beaver families and enjoy good food, music and drinks. Register today at

PRAx and the Office of the Provost Present Okaidja Afroso: Experience Okaidja Afroso at 7 p.m., May 4. in Detrick Hall at PRAx. In “Jaku Mumor,” multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and dancer Okaidja Afroso collaborates with Indigenous Ga-Dangme fishermen to share their a cappella singing and chants in his music and via film. A moving tribute to the fishermen of Ghana in their fierce determination to survive the impact of evolving fishing practices on traditional cultures. Tickets $25-$35; students $5. Tickets here.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! CTL QT Talk: Mentoring and Supporting Students in Experiential Learning. OSU strives to provide experiential learning opportunities for our students. Through healthy mentorship and support, we can build thriving learning communities around these transformational experiences. Come discuss mentoring students on projects outside of the traditional classroom environment. Presenter: Kenneth C. Walsh, College of Science. 11-11:50 a.m., April 16, Austin 126. Zoom registrationIn-person registration.

NEW! Water Resources Science Seminar Series: "Assessing the condition of the nation's waters: How can stable isotopes help?" presented by Renee Brooks of the Corvallis EPA. This seminar occurs from 4-5 p.m. April 17 in Burt Hall 193 or on Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Contact [email protected] for Zoom details.

Dominant Design and Disruptive Production Innovation Seminar: Frank Koppenhagen, visiting professor in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering (MIME), will give an overview of his responsibilities and activities at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Koppenhagen will introduce new perspectives on disruptive product innovation based on the creation of a dominant design. He will speak from 4-5 p.m. April 17 in Rogers 226.

Controller’s Unit policy program: Please join us for a training session related to the Controller’s Unit Policy Program from 1-2 p.m., April 22 via Zoom. Learn how to navigate the CU Policy Program website, access policies and resources, submit a policy request and stay informed.

2024 CEOAS Earth Day Lecture: Bold Solutions, Better Planet. Three alums from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences will challenge the notion that disasters are "natural” and address how deeply divided societies understand, prepare for and cope with environmental change and disasters. Attendees will learn how humans’ relationship with their communities and natural environments affect how they experience climate change, and how engaging and empowering vulnerable communities in decision-making can address health inequalities and prevent disasters. 6 p.m., April 25 (virtual). More information and registration at

FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: How do you approach a challenge? FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new workshop presented by the Office of University Human Resources that dives deep into the way that we solve problems together. This engaging workshop helps people learn more about their own mindset, learn appreciation for how colleagues work, and together be able create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. View upcoming workshops and enroll here

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue – Learn skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. Discover how to speak and be heard (and how to encourage others to do the same), surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and act on your decisions with unity and commitment. View dates for Summer and Fall 2024 In-person and Zoom courses here!

Take Note

NEW! Spring Bike Challenge, May 1-31, 2024, Corvallis Campus: Form a team of friends, co-workers or classmates to join OSU's annual Spring Bike Challenge. Teams ride in a friendly campus-wide competition to see who can bike the most days in May. All biking skill levels are welcome. Find details and registration information on the Spring Bike Challenge webpage, or email [email protected] with questions.

NEW! Taste Sensitivity Study: We are looking for participants for a research study examining how hunger state influences taste sensitivities to carbohydrates. Participants must be healthy, non-smokers and non-diabetic, aged 18-45. The study will involve performing taste sensitivity tests before and after eating a provided meal. Email [email protected] for more information. Study name: Oral Glucose SensingPI: Juyun Lim.

NEW! Celebrating 40 years: Congratulations to Kim Calvery, research program operations officer, for reaching 40 years of service at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others by clicking on their name. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

Mental Health Refresh: Join CAPS this April 15-May 15 to provide inspiration and support to our OSU community to engage in mental health-related activities, events, advocacy and learning. If you are hosting a mental health-related event this spring, please consider using the tag MHrefresh in the OSU Events Calendar and your event will be featured in the calendar on the Mental Health Refresh webpage. Visit the marketing materials Box folder to download a badge for your poster and more. This will add your event to the shared calendar of events found at

Comprehensive student health insurance is available: Enrollment is open through Monday, April 15. Domestic, Ecampus and PharmD students can easily sign up for the OSU Student Health Insurance Plan from PacificSource. The plan provides access to a vast network of local and nationwide care providers. Questions: [email protected].

Philosophy Conference Call For Papers: Papers are now being accepted for a philosophy conference on "The Big Ideas: What Shapes Our World, The Way We Think, and Our Lives." All undergrads and grads, regardless of major, are encouraged to submit papers of a philosophical nature between 5-12 pages to be presented in person on May 4; application deadline is 11:59 p.m., April 13. Submit papers here and contact us at [email protected] with questions.

Anytime Anywhere: TELUS Health. Help connect the students you serve with 24/7 mental health support. Anytime Anywhere: TELUS Health is an app that gives all OSU students, including Ecampus students, 24/7 access by text or phone with a licensed mental health counselor, 24/7. There is no charge to students to use this service. Request print and digital marketing materials to share with students by clicking Please share the website with students you serve:

Retirement Benefits: Learn how to make the most of the Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans that are offered by OSU. Personalized, one-on-one consultations are available at no additional cost to OSU employees (student employees do not qualify for this service). Virtual appointments are available. Fidelity and TIAA are currently scheduling on-campus, one-on-one appointments through June 2024. Fidelity: Justin Blatny; schedule at (Employer Name = Oregon Public Universities). TIAA: AJ Martinez, CFP; schedule at OSGP (Voya): Wes Handley; schedule at

OMN students chosen for prestigious internship: A record seven Orange Media Network students have been chosen to work at news organizations this summer as part of the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism. The program, sponsored by the University of Oregon, is a highly prestigious internship pairing students with community news organizations across Oregon for 10 weeks of paid experience. OMN will be represented by two editors in chief: Katie Livermore, editor of The Daily Barometer, who will be reporting for The Bend Bulletin, and Emma Coke, editor of the Beaver’s Digest lifestyle magazine, who will be reporting for an online news organization in Ashland. Joining them as Snowden interns are James Kelley, Baro city editor, working at Jefferson Public Radio; Audrey Saiz, Baro sports editor; working at The Daily Astorian; Alexander Banks, Baro assistant editor, working at the Baker City Herald; Hannah Lull, Baro copy editor, working at The Redmond Spokesman, and Cailan Menius-Rash, Baro reporter, working at KLCC.

Student Alumni Ambassador applications open: Encourage students to apply to become Student Alumni Ambassadors with the OSUAA, receiving a $2,000 scholarship and developing leadership skills in a one-of-a-kind student cohort. Applications close April 29. Apply online at

Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) presenter registration is now open: SPS is an annual poster session for undergraduates from all departments, all years of study and all stages of research to share their work. SPS 2024 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, May 16 in the MU Ballroom. Students who wish to present can register by clicking here to showcase their projects before Wednesday, May 1. We encourage you all to let your students know about this great opportunity to share their work. For more information, visit our Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) webpage or contact [email protected].

Committee Interest Form: The Committee Interest Form, which provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to indicate their interest in serving on Faculty Senate and university committees, councils and boards during 2024-2025, is available online at and due by noon April 15.

Bring Your Kids to Campus Day: Registration is now open on the BYKTCD website. The Family Resource Center is excited to welcome you to this fun family day on Friday, April 19. This OSU community event is a way to celebrate family, the importance of education, and to highlight campus as a place where parents can share their work and studies, and families may spend the day together.

OSU Sustainable Transportation Newsletter: Get quarterly updates on local, sustainable transportation initiatives, services and events delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up now and stay in the loop on sustainable options at OSU. Questions? Email [email protected].

Registration open for Oregon Educators’ Summit: The College of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education, has announced that registration for the Equitable Accelerated Learning K-8 (ALK-8) statewide summit is now open to all Oregon public school educators. The summit will be held Aug. 6-7 on the Corvallis campus. The two-day event will feature ALK-8 working groups and professional learning for all Oregon educators. Participants will learn about innovative, field-initiated and piloted classroom-based resources and professional development materials reflecting the knowledge and expertise of Oregon literacy and mathematics leaders. Registration and more information:

2024 Faculty Innovator Award: This award honors an outstanding Oregon State University inventor who has made a contribution leading to commercialization that significantly impacts their field and society. For details on the process, criteria and nomination form, please visit the OSU Advantage website: 2024 Faculty Innovator Award. Nominate yourself or someone you know that’s making an impact. Nominations are being accepted through April 19. The awardee will receive a $5,000 prize and desktop award, and their department/unit will also receive $5,000.


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NEW! Administrative Modernization Program (AMP) Administrative Assistant: University Information & Technology invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position as AMP Administrative Assistant, Posting #P07954UF. Closes May 8,


"Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers." ~ Byron Caldwell Smith

Corvallis: Chance of showers today, high of 59, low of 45. Slight chance of showers Saturday, partly sunny Sunday.

Central Oregon: Chance of showers today, high of 55, low of 40. Chance of showers through the weekend.

Newport: Showers today, high of 56, low of 43. Mostly sunny Saturday, mostly cloudy Sunday.

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