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:

Pet Day! (Willamette Living Magazine)

Oregon State University’s popular Pet Day event returns this year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and is open to community members of all ages and pets of all shapes and sizes.

Prepare for more extreme weather, report warns (Capital Chronicle)

An Oregon State University study on climate change released earlier this year estimates that temperatures will rise 5 degrees Fahrenheit by the 2050s, with more surges ahead.

One billionaire owner, twice the hate: Twitter hate speech surged with Musk, study says (LA Times)

According to data collected by researchers from USC, UCLA, UC Merced and Oregon State University, daily use of hate speech by those who previously posted hateful tweets nearly doubled after Musk finalized the sale. And the overall volume of hate speech also doubled sitewide.

Mental imagery a helpful way to distract teens from negative thought patterns, study finds (Medical Xpress)

For adolescents who may get stuck in negative thought spirals, refocusing on mental imagery is a more effective distraction than verbal thoughts, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

How OSU's College Assistance Migrant Program is helping first-generation students (KCBY)

Oregon State University's College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) has been helping students from farm working backgrounds transition into college life for nearly 20 years.

Putin, accountability and the International Criminal Court (Democracy Paradox)

A piece written by David Bernell with the School of Public Policy and retired Ambassador Thomas Graham.

OSU Master Gardeners offer video, virtual Q&A, free booklet on 'Growing vegetables in Central Oregon' (KTVZ)

The Central Oregon Chapter of OSU Master Gardeners presents a free Virtual Q&A session to answer your questions about the video “Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon,” available at

Today's photos

Benny on the move: Miranda Schmitz with the Career Development Center says, “Check out Benny using some pedal power at the Beyond Earth Day fair.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Wondering if your students care about the learning outcomes on your syllabus? Multiple studies over the past 15 years suggest that many students appreciate clear learning outcomes and use them to guide their learning. Check out OSU policy and resources about student learning outcomes. 


Music à la Carte: Ryan Biesack, Ben Mutschler, Steve Willis Jazz Trio, will perform a musical lunch of Great American Songbook jazz standards by such artists as Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, John Scofield and Ornette Coleman, along with some original compositions. Noon April 28 in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free, open to all.

International Student Social Justice gathering: ISSJ is a space for international students to build community and better understand race and identity in a U.S. context. Meet faculty, staff and other students, share stories and learn about support services. Noon to 3 p.m., April 28, Ettihad Cultural Center, SEC third floor. For more information, contact [email protected].

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and noon to 3 p.m. Fridays; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Products include fresh and cooked/smoked sausages, bacon, retail cuts, jerky and snack sticks. The store is at 3260 SW Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Contact [email protected] for questions regarding the store.

Ethnic Studies workshop, Fronteriza Imaginaries: "Women's Organizing in the Borderlands." Michelle Tellez, professor in the department of Mexican American studies at the University of Arizona will guide a collaborative workshop for students, staff and faculty on creative community-building to imagine remapping the border toward solidarity. Workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m., April 28 in La Raza Room/MU 208.

FYI Friday – OSU Assist: This presentation will provide the OSU community with information on how the new crisis response team partners with campus to provide support during mental health episodes, extenuating circumstances and other crises. Information will include the services OSU Assist provides, criteria for the team to respond and how you can connect with the team. 1-2 p.m., April 28 via Zoom. Registration required.

Music therapy seminar: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences research seminar, “Hate music and music therapy: A public health perspective on two very different uses of music,” will be presented by Ted Ficken, George Washington University, from 1-2 p.m. April 28, in HFC 115 or via Zoom. Learn more, see all spring seminars and watch past seminars on the college’s website

Applied Economics seminar: Prof. Eyal Frank from the University of Chicago will present "The Value of Disaster Prevention: The Desert Locust," 2:30-4 p.m., April 28 in Ballard Extension 219. Additional details available here.


Benton County Extension 4-H plant sale: A 4-H plant sale featuring flowers for pollinators, tomatoes, peppers, basil, herbs, honey and more will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 29 at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. All proceeds go to 4-H Horticulture and Beekeeping club.

The 68th Annual Hōʻike and Lūʻau: Hui O Hawaiʻi is hosting its annual cultural show Nā Mele Kaulana O Hawaiʻi, on Saturday, April 29 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., dinner is from 4-5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale. Ticket link:


Changemakers: Paying it Forward. Join a webcast May 2 with Jarvez Hall, ’05. Hall will share inspiring stories from his time on campus — including playing on the 2001 Fiesta Bowl football team — and lessons learned in his current role championing the needs of underrepresented youth in East Multnomah County. Learn more and register at

Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale & Clinic: Every first Saturday in May, the Benton County Master Gardener Association holds its Plant Sale & Clinic under cover at the fairgrounds' Solar Barn and Floral Courtyard, featuring over 10,000 plants — perennials, natives, edibles, trees and shrubs. Master Gardeners available to answer gardening questions. Proceeds from the sale support educational programs in our community. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 6, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 S.W. 53rd St., Corvallis. Payments by cash, check or credit/debit card accepted.

Fidelity and TIAA on campus: Fidelity and TIAA advisors are available at no cost to you as a part of your retirement plan. Fidelity representative Justin Blatny will be available on campus May 10-11 for one-on-one appointments. Register at or by emailing [email protected]. TIAA representative AJ Martinez, CFP, will be available on campus May 16-18 for one-on-one appointments. Register at or by emailing [email protected].

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Ashley Voisinet M.S. Water Resource Policy & Management Defense: Voisient will present her thesis, titled, “Water and Sanitation Access Barriers in Corvallis, Oregon Homeless Populations,” 9 a.m., May 2, Burt Hall 193. Mary Santelmann of Geography and WRGP advises Voisinet. All are welcome.

NEW! Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Rachel Cross, M.S. graduate student, horticulture, will present, “Beyond Hemp: Potential Medicinal Herb Crops for the Willamette Valley," and Santosh Kalauni, Ph.D. graduate student, horticulture, will present, “Understanding Pacific Northwest Turfgrass Plant-Parasitic Nematode Communities.” Noon, May 2, ALS 4001 or via Zoom. Zoom information:

NEW! Faculty Drop-in Discussion: The Impact of Generative AI on Education. Curious about ChatGPT? Join CTL and UIT-Academic Technologies in conversations around ChatGPT and generative AI. Bring your questions and ideas as we explore together. Optional: Bring a laptop to try ChatGPT. 2 p.m., May 3 in LINC 468. Check out the CTL events calendar to see more drop-in sessions. Questions? ⁠Contact CTL.

Religion & Race talk: Amy Koehlinger, School of History, Philosophy and Religion, will discuss "Implicit Whiteness, Explicit Blackness: Race, Identity, and Ministry in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod," her new project exploring how unique church doctrines have affected Black Lutherans and how Black church members have engaged with and transformed traditions from the inside. 4:30 pm., May 1, via Zoom. Register here.

Ask Alumni Current Teacher Q&A: Get an insider’s guide to the classroom from OSU College of Education alumni who are eager to share their advice with new and future teachers. Learn about finding jobs, supporting student interests and more at the next Ask Alumni session at 4 p.m., May 3. Register at

UPDATED! Streaming conversation with Noam Chomsky: Scholar Noam Chomsky will discuss his recent book, “Notes on the Resistance,” via webcast at noon, May 16, MU Horizon Room. Chomsky is institute professor (emeritus) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and laureate professor of linguistics at University of Arizona. The event will discuss critical real-world issues, such as lessons we can learn from the pandemic, global challenges we are currently facing and advice for student activism. There will be a 40-minute discussion followed by an opportunity for Q&A from the audience. To RSVP, go to:

State of Black Affairs Summit: The second annual State of Black Affairs Summit invites community leaders from across Oregon to gather, share and learn from 9-6 p.m., May 25 at the OSU Portland Center and virtually. The one-day summit centers the Black community in topics such as hiring negotiation, rural education, public health, public safety, allyship, activism and entrepreneurship. Hosted by the OSU President’s Commission on the Status of Black Faculty & Staff Affairs and the Portland Center. For information, email [email protected]. In-person registration: $100 until May 18. Virtual registration: $75 until May 23. Information & registration:

Take Note

OSU Klatowa Ina Royalty Program: Students are invited to apply to the Klatowa Ina Royalty Program. Applications are due by May 7. The 2023 Klatowa Ina Royalty will be presented with the Oregon State University regalia at the Klatowa Ina Pow-Wow taking place on May 20. The Klatowa Ina Royalty will continue to represent the OSU Native and Indigenous community at surrounding Pow-Wows and cultural events. This is a paid internship with a travel stipend. Learn more or apply.  

UHR Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2022: Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue. FYI Friday is a program where campus partners are invited to present what they’re working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours in length. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Contact [email protected] for assistance.

Volunteer Opportunities with the City of Corvallis: The City of Corvallis is recruiting to fill vacancies on city advisory boards, commissions and committees. Get involved and give back to the Corvallis community. Topics include climate action, DEI, transportation, economic development, city finances and more. Most volunteer positions involve attending one monthly meeting; most meetings are hybrid. Apply by June 4. Read more and apply online:

Fall course materials: Seems like spring (finally) but the Beaver Store is already thinking of fall. The OSU Beaver Store has begun accepting fall 2023 course materials adoptions. Faculty or designated staff can submit course material adoptions here: Submitting course material adoptions prior to fall term registration assists students to budget for expenses and allows the campus non-profit store to start sourcing low-cost formats of the required materials. Questions or need assistance? Contact [email protected] or j[email protected].

Hearing conservation resources: 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.

Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award nominations: Reminder: Nominations for the Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award are due April 28. This is awarded to a member of the OSU community who actively promotes and enhances diversity, equity and inclusion. Recipients receive a $1,000 honorarium. For details and nomination information, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) website. For further information, please contact OID at [email protected] or call 541-737-1063. 

Bingo for Earth Day: In celebration of OSU’s Beyond Earth Day efforts, the Faculty Senate’s Carbon Commitment Committee and the OSU Sustainability Office invite you to play BINGO for a chance to win prizes. The game starts now and runs through the end of May. Download a game card, follow links on the web page and track your progress on the Google Form score card. Prizes awarded for cards submitted by May 1 and certificates will be offered for those completing by the end of the month. For questions contact [email protected].

Traffic and Maintenance

Campus Way: As part of the West Greenhouse Improvement project, a section of sidewalk on the north side of SW Campus Way will be closed April 27-28. The impacted section is located immediately west of the Seed Laboratory, between SW 30th and SW 35th streets. Pedestrians approaching from the east or west may detour across Campus Way using the crosswalk located just east of the Seed Laboratory.

Madison Avenue: As part of the Upper Division and Graduate Housing Project, sidewalks and city parking spaces will be closed along SW 11th St. and SW Madison Ave. Sidewalks and parking spaces will be closed on the east side of SW 11th St. from NW Monroe Ave. to SW Madison Ave. Sidewalks and parking spaces will be closed on the westbound side of SW Madison Ave. from SW Ninth St. to SW 11th St. These closures will be in effect through the end of the year. Other possible impacts include noise near the construction site. (View map)


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.

EXTENDED! Sponsored Student Advising Assistant: The Office of International Services (OIS) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. This position ensures integrity and quality of services offered to sponsored students, sponsoring agencies and campus partners by providing administrative, logistical and programmatic support. Posting #P04151CT. Closes May 1.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Lane County office in Eugene. This position supports the regional Small Farms and the Forestry & Natural Resource programs in Lane County. This is a 12-month, full-time, classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P04166CT. Closes May 11.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Wasco County office in the Dalles.  This is a 12-month, part-time (0.80 FTE, approximately 32 hours/week), classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P04171CT. Closes May 18.

Dam Proud Day

Thank you, Beaver Nation! On Dam Proud Day, you shared hundreds of social posts; showed up at events in Corvallis, Portland and Bend; tuned into Dam Proud Day Live and made a record 7,600+ gifts totaling more than $2.1 million in 24 hours. In the coming days, stay tuned for more info about the difference the OSU community made on OSU students, programs and the world. (via OSU Foundation).


“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it's unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there's no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope.” ~ Noam Chomsky

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 86, low of 50. Sunny Saturday, mostly cloudy Sunday.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 84, low of 52. Sunny Saturday, mostly sunny Sunday.

Newport: Increasing clouds today, high of 82, low of 46. Partly sunny Saturday, slight chance of showers Sunday.

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