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:

Migrating whales forced into danger's path in 'Wild West' Arctic (Newsweek)

Researchers from the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University used over 10 years' worth of acoustic data to monitor the movements of the whales as they traveled along their migration routes. They found that they have started leaving the feeding grounds later and later in the year, with a six-week difference in 2022 compared to 2008.

How do whales produce songs? Scientists believe they have worked out the mystery (Yahoo News)

Whale communication expert Dr. Kate Stafford, from Oregon State University, described the study as "groundbreaking".

Senators announce $27 million for Pacific salmon recovery in Oregon (KPTV)

Out of this funding, $1.31 million will go to the Cooperative Institute at Oregon State University to study ocean conditions modeling, measure marine predation and assess climate impacts on marine food webs. 

Cooler, wetter parts of the Pacific Northwest likely to see more wildfires, new OSU-Forest Service simulations predict (KTVZ)

Forests in the coolest, wettest parts of the western Pacific Northwest are likely to see the biggest increases in burn probability, fire size and number of blazes as the climate continues to get warmer and drier, according to new modeling led by an Oregon State University scientist.

Study reveals home health care linked to increased hospice use at end-of-life (WRNJ Radio)

“By providing personalized care, reducing hospitalizations, fostering family involvement and support, and improving symptom management, home-based care can enhance the quality of end-of-life experiences for patients with terminal illnesses and their families,” said Hyosin (Dawn) Kim, research assistant professor at Oregon State University and first author of the study.

Today's photo

Morning snack: Kristin Clausing says, “This photo is of breakfast for a flock of bushtits between Nash and ALS.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Distributed practice and self-testing are evidence-based study strategies that support learning and academic success. Share these strategies by using the Academic Success Center’s Effective Test Prep page. Encourage student planning well in advance of finals by making time in class to discuss these strategies.


Silent Auction: CCVM is hosting a silent auction. Silent auction items can be viewed 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 19-23 in the Magruder Hall atrium or online. All bidding will take place through the online bidding form. Silent auction bidding will close on Feb. 23 at noon and winners will be notified before 5 p.m. Payment is required (cash or check) prior to picking up items.

Book Sale: Feb.19- 23, Richardson Hall first-floor knuckle. Contact [email protected] for more information.

“That's Entertaining" Sale: Check out a selection of books, movies, video and board games. Suggested donations will be listed and the sale will go all week. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 19-23, Crop Science 109. Contact [email protected] for questions.

Flea market: Stop by Gilmore 116 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 19-23 to find your favorite treasure. Choose from art, books, crafts and more. Venmo/ Cash/ Checks accepted. Contact [email protected] with questions.

University Budget Committee meeting: The committee will meet from 9:30-11 a.m., Feb. 23 via Zoom and in B011 Kerr Admin. The UBC is OSU’s advisory body to the provost for recommendations on tuition rates, budget priorities and budget policies. For materials associated with this week’s topics, visit the UBC web page. Join the webinar via Zoom. For questions, email [email protected].

Emotional Awareness - Book Club: Participants will engage in discussion on Emotional Awareness: Overcoming Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion by the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman. OSU Psychology Professor and Associate Dean John Edwards will facilitate these meetings, 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays, Feb. 23 through March 15, at Marigold. Offered freely or by donation. Please preregister here. Contact: [email protected]

FYI Friday – Updates to the International Travel Policy and Processes for Administrators: 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 and Travel & Expense will present and answer questions. Noon to 1 .m. Feb. 23 via Zoom. Registration required.

FYI Friday: Updates to the International Travel Policy and Processes - for Administrators. 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, Insurance & Risk Management Services, and Travel & Expense will present and answer questions. Part of the Winter 2024 FYI Friday series, noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 via Zoom. Registration required.

CTL Sparkshop: “They need us to be well”: Strategies for cultivating mutual joy in the learning environment to support student learning. Wondering how to support student well-being and mental health in your teaching? Join CTL Sparkshop to discuss ideas for cultivating mutual joy and positive emotions in the learning environment to support learning. Presenters: Kara Clevinger, assistant director, and Funmi Amobi, instructional consultant. Noon to 12:20 p.m. Feb. 23. Registration.

OSU Anthropology Lecture SeriesSusan Bernardin, professor at OSU, will give a lecture titled, "The Generations are with Us: Reckoning with the Field Matron Record in Northwest California."  Bernardin will speak from noon to 12:50 p.m. Feb. 23 in Strand 161. This event is sponsored by the OSU Anthropology Program and the OSU School of Language, Culture, and Society. Questions? Contact: Drew Gerkey at [email protected]

Second Annual FWCS Soup Competition: Join us from noon-1:30 p.m Feb. 23 in Nash Hall 032. Vote for your favorite soup. The winning soup will take home the coveted Golden Spoon. $2 for a taste of all the soups and voting slips. $5 for all that and a bowl of your favorite. All proceeds go to the Linn-Benton Food Share. For questions, please contact [email protected].

Women’s self defense: From noon to 4:15 p.m., Feb. 23-25, Oregon State University and the Department of Public Safety will be offering “R.A.D. Systems” Women’s Self-defense Classes on campus. This class will be 3-days (12 hours, 45 minutes in total)The R.A.D. Systems training program is nationally recognized and specializes in providing “a deeper understanding of one’s potential,” as it relates to self-defense. The class is free. Join the sign-up group on the Oregon State Department of Public Safety website at:

The College of Health Friday Research Seminar: Kathleen F. Carlson, professor at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, director of the OHSU Gun Violence Prevention Research Center and core investigator of the Health Services Research and Development Service Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care, will present “Gun Violence and Firearm Injury Prevention Research: Contributions to National Efforts From Oregon,” from 1-2 p.m. Feb. 23 in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room and via Zoom.

PRIDE (Queerness & Fashion): DAMChic Winter Launch Party. Join us for a night all about self-expression through the lens of fashion. Hosted in the MU Ballroom, there will be a fashion show and drag show to celebrate the winter magazine launch. 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. 

Fluid Body, Open Mind at Marigold: This class flows between movement and stillness, music and quiet and is rooted in a range of somatic and embodiment techniques. For all levels and abilities. Guided by Joseph Bailey from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 22 at Marigold. Class is by donation; please preregister here. Contact with questions: [email protected].


Dr. MLK Jr. Saturday of Service: Community Engagement & Leadership is hosting this annual event on Feb. 24 in the MU Horizon Room. Partake in community-based service; projects are offered in the morning and afternoon. A light breakfast, snacks and a hot lunch will be provided. Project times and locations vary; see the registration page for details. Register here.

Public Seed Library Peppers & Tomatoes Pop-Up Plant Clinic: Late February to early March is the time to start peppers and tomatoes indoors. Come explore varieties, get help and answers to your peppers and tomatoes growing questions from Benton County Master Gardeners and take home free seeds to start now. 9:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 24 at the Public Seed Library in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's historic Belluschi wing. Connect at [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.


NEW! Do you or anyone you know commute from Salem, Monmouth, Independence or Eugene? Connect with other commuters and enjoy lunch while you discover the benefits and possibilities of vanpooling. Join the Feb. 29 Vanpool Meet and Greet, 12:30 to 1 p.m. Please RSVP to [email protected] by Feb. 27. 

OSU Tree Walk: Join Dan Blanchard, curator of living plant collections for the OSU Campus Arboretum and instructor in the Department of Horticulture, for our new Tree Walk. This tour will highlight plants on campus and include some history along the way. Sessions are Feb. 26. Sign up right away using the Qualtrics link or email [email protected] with questions.

OSU Authors and Editors Recognition Series: The Authors and Editors Recognition Series celebrates the literary and scholarly books published by university faculty by featuring selected authors and editors for readings and discussion. The 2024 recognition series includes two nights of readings and receptions. Join the OSU Community in the Memorial Union Main Lounge from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 5.

Linus Pauling Day: Join us for Linus Pauling’s birthday. The Linus Pauling Institute has its 2024 Linus Pauling Day open house at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 on the third floor of the LPSC featuring laboratory tours and a showcase of the Institute’s research. More details can be found the LPI website. Please RSVP by Feb. 23 to [email protected] or call 737-5075.

UAOSU Winter General Membership Meeting: Join United Academics of Oregon State University (UAOSU) for their winter general membership meeting. It will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 29 in the Journey Room in the Memorial Union. Refreshments will be served. A hybrid option is available if you’re unable to attend in person. RSVP by Feb. 26 at

Women’s basketball tickets: Oregon State faculty and staff can get $6 tickets to the Oregon State women's basketball game at 7 p.m. Feb. 29 at Gill Coliseum. For more information and to purchase, please click here.

Sustainability Town Hall: Carly Lettero, associate director of arts integration at PRAx and the director of Spring Creek Project, will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Sustainability Town Hall, Corvallis's premier sustainability event, hosted by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. The theme of this year's Town Hall is "The Arts: A Portal to Sustainability." The free event will be held 7 p.m., March 7 at the Alumni Center. Learn more and register here.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Gearing Up for Gardening: Last Surprise! Garden Myths, Janet Magedanz, Benton County Master Gardener. Come to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and get free gardening tips from local experts. Join us at noon Feb. 27. Presentations are free and open to everyone. Co-sponsored by the Benton County Master Gardener Association and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

NEW! PERS workshops on campus Feb. 27: “Retirement Readiness,” 1-3 p.m., for Tier One and Tier Two members within three years of retirement. “All About OPSRP,” 9-11 a.m., for OPSRP members at any career point. Presentations are given by a PERS employee and include an overview of benefits, retirement process, member resources and Q&A. Both workshops will be held in the Memorial Union Room 104. Registration is appreciated.  

NEW! Religion and Social Change: An Interfaith Dialogue: Eliza Young Barstow, senior instructor of religious studies, is hosting a series of panels featuring a diverse collection of religious leaders from the Willamette Valley who have agreed to gather and discuss challenging social issues. The sessions will be panel discussions, with questions asked by Barstow. Toward the end of each session there will be time for audience questions. The first session is at 4 p.m. Feb. 27 in the La Raza Room of the Memorial Union and focuses on birth control and abortion. 

NEW! Say Hey: Say Hey will be hosted at OSU from 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 27 by the Portland Partners in Diversity. The goal is to help connect local businesses and community members with professionals of color. Employees of color are honored at the event and encouraged to register as honorees. Community members and allies are encouraged to attend also to support building community and connections. Registration is now open, and space is limited. To register as an attendee: To register as an honoree:

Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors: The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all Oregon State 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 more. Winter 2024 program: Monday-Thursday, 8:15 a.m. to noon, Feb. 26-29, via Zoom. Spring 2024 program: Tuesday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. to noon, May 7-10, via Zoom. Learn more and register.

Diversity Science Colloquia: Roberto L. Abreu, assistant professor of counseling psychology and the director of the Collective Healing and Empowering VoicEs through Research and Engagement (¡Chévere!) in the department of psychology at the University of Florida, will present his research “Latinx LGBTQ People, Their Families, and Their Communities – Advancing Culturally Centered Intersectional Research.” The presentation is at 4 p.m. Feb. 26 in Peavy 129. Admission is free.

PERS workshops on campus Feb. 27: “Retirement Readiness,” 1-3 p.m., for Tier One and Tier Two members within three years of retirement. “All About OPSRP,” 9-11 a.m., for OPSRP members at any career point. Presentations are given by a PERS employee and include an overview of benefits, retirement process, member resources and Q&A. Both workshops will be held in Memorial Union Room 104. Registration is appreciated. 

Webinar on the Mediterranean Diet: The Linus Pauling Institute kicks off its 2024 webinar series with Francesco Visioli, professor of human nutrition at the University of Padua in Italy. He will present “Living Better, Longer: Healthy Compounds Found in a Mediterranean Diet” at 11 a.m. Feb. 28. Part of the Institute’s Linus Pauling Day event. Zoom registration required.

U.S. job search webcast: Enhance your understanding of the job market, get practical tips and hear firsthand experiences from an immigration attorney and panel of alumni who have successfully traversed this journey at the virtual event Ask Alumni: U.S. Job Search for International Students, 5 p.m., Feb. 28. Presented by OSUAA, Career Development Center, College of Business and the Office of International Services. 

Webinar for NSF-funded polar researchers: Polar STEAM is recruiting researchers to collaborate (virtually or in the field) with educators, artists and writers to broaden the impact of polar research. This webinar will provide additional information and answer questions about Polar STEAM’s collaborations in both the Arctic and Antarctic for 2025-26. 11 a.m., Feb. 29. Register or schedule a consultation with the team (

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 the In-person Spring 2024 course and register here.

OSU Food Drive

The OSU Food Drive is happening in the month of February. To see a full list of fundraising activities and events, please see the Food Drive Events Calendar.

BEE Button Making: From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27 come into Gilmore 116 to customize and create your own button. We have precut designs available and materials to make your own design. Attach it to your backpack, purse or favorite coat! Each button is $1, and all proceeds go to the OSU Food Drive. For questions, contact [email protected].

Vote to Pie the PI: Through Feb. 29, two brave lab PI’s will compete for the chance to be pie’d by the FWCS department head. Tiff Garcia or Jonny Armstrong – both of their favorite pies are banana cream. What are the odds? Stop by Nash 104 to cast your vote. $1 per vote/$5 for six votes; multiple votes are encouraged.

SPP Plant Sale: Almost gone! Get your sweetheart something that will last past February and buy them a plant instead of flowers. Swing by Bexell Hall 418 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and check out the wide variety of houseplants available. Feb. 12 until sold out. Prices listed are suggested donations. Cash, check or Venmo payments are accepted. Email [email protected]u if you have any questions. 

Printing and Mailing is collecting food donations: Campus Mail will be dropping off collection bags in your mailboxes; just leave any contributions in the bag in your mail area and we will pick them up. Collection takes place through Feb. 23. If you don’t receive a bag and want one, please email [email protected]. We will also be collecting food at our 4700 SW Research Way location. Each donation at Research Way will earn your name in a drawing to win one of our fabulous up-cycled used-banner bags. 

Printing and Mailing's Dart, Putt & Toss Tournament: Show us your skills playing darts, putting on the green and/or cornhole skills. We will be holding the games all month; $5 will enter you in the game of your choice. Weekly prizes will be given to the top scorers in each game. At the end of the month prizes will be given to second and third place in each game plus weekly first-place winners will play off for the grand prize. For information, [email protected].

Quilt and Art Prize Drawing: The College of Forestry invites you to visit the prize-drawing website or stop by the CoF Helpdesk (Peavy Forest Science Center 209) to view items and/or purchase tickets, from Feb. 1-29. The prize drawing will be held at noon, Feb. 29. For questions, contact [email protected].

BEE Annual PB&J Bar: Stop by Gilmore Hall 116 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. throughout the month of February to make your own PB&J. Suggested donation of $3. Many thanks to the generous bread donation from New Morning Bakery, which will allow the event to continue all month. For questions, contact [email protected].

Card Sale: Purchase beautiful photo and pressed-leaf cards handmade by BPP Senior Faculty Research Assistant Zuzana Vejlupkova. Feb. 1-29 in Cordley Hall 2503 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $3 each or four for $10. Cash or check. All proceeds will benefit the Linn Benton Food Share. For questions, contact [email protected].

Take Note

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-diabetic non-smokers ages 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 Sensing, PI: Juyun Lim.

NEW! Celebrate International Women's Day 2024: OSU recognizes International Women's Day each year on March 8, a global day in honor of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and a call to action for accelerating women's equality. We encourage institution-wide recognition and programming for this important day. To have your unit’s event added to the International Women’s Day webpage, please send details to the Global Affairs Associate and use our marketing toolkit to ensure alignment and visibility for all International Women’s Day events. 

NEW! Women’s Day community fair: There will be a community fair for students from noon to 3 p.m. March 8 on the SEC Plaza. Student groups interested in tabling at this event should contact [email protected]. Visit the website for more information.

NEW! 25 Year Club: Congratulations to Qiao Wu, professor, for being inducted into the 25 Year Club at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others inducted into the club by clicking on their name. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

Annual Summer Youth Soccer Camp, ages 3-13: Attending our youth camp June 19-21 is a great opportunity for kids to enjoy soccer while building lasting relationships with Oregon State student-athletes. Campers will work directly with our players and coaches in our very own athletic facilities. The camp is for every level of player, both boys and girls. Big Beavs (ages 7-13) will go from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and the cost is $350. Mini Beavs (ages 3-6), 9-11 a.m., $150. $20 off registration before March 5. There is also a 10% discount for registering siblings. To apply:

Breaking Barriers awards: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW), the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) and OSU Athletics are pleased to solicit nominations for the 2024 Breaking Barriers Awards, a recognition of the accomplishments and impact of those who have worked to advance gender equity at OSU. We welcome nominations of people who have made influential contributions to our community for the four Breaking Barriers awards. For more information about these categories, see the Breaking Barriers website. Submit a nomination by Feb. 26. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Faculty Staff Fitness: Faculty Staff Fitness offers classes on campus or online to meet your health and wellness needs. Check out our spring term schedule so you can reserve time on your calendar to take care of you! Spring registration opens March 1. FSF programming is open to all faculty, staff, GTAs/GRAs, spouse/partners of faculty and staff, OSU retirees and OSU affiliates. For information, call the Physical Activity Office at 541-737-3222.

Transdisciplinary Research Seed Funds: Up to $100K is available to support OSU faculty build a transdisciplinary research team or seek to sustain momentum of an existing team and/or scale-up collaborative research efforts towards the submission of large proposals that directly support Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan. Full details at the Division of Research and Innovation website including links to register for info sessions in early March 8. 

Register now for Open Education Week: Oregon State's Open Educational Resources Unit, in collaboration with OSU faculty, has saved students more than $18 million in course material costs since winter 2019. Join these efforts by registering for Open Education Week from March 4-8. This annual celebration raises awareness of open educational resources and explores other important ways to make higher education more accessible and affordable to all. Sessions are hosted online. View the schedule of webinars and register today.

Hope Grows Here study recruitment: the Moore Family Center (COH) is recruiting participants for Hope Grows Here – a gardening and nutrition education program for cancer survivors. If you are an adult cancer survivor who has completed your primary cancer treatment and are interested in learning to grow your own vegetable garden with the support of a Master Gardener mentor, please visit the Hope Grows Here website to learn more and take the eligibility survey.

International Travel: All employees, students, and others who engage in university-related international travel are required to register their travel with the university and adhere to OSU's International Travel Policy. The International Travel Policy has been substantially revised and a new International Travel Homepage provides an overview of processes as well as services, insurance, and resources available to travelers. To request a presentation about the changes, policy, or processes, or for questions, contact the Global Affairs Associate.

Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Winter and Spring 2024: 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. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Email [email protected] with any questions, or for assistance with your application.


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NEW! This recruitment will be used to fill one to two part-time (a maximum of 24 hours per week) Undergraduate Research Assistant positions with the Department of Horticulture (weed science). Posting #P10693SE. Closes March 31. 


“There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming, summer.” ~ Gertrude Jekyll

Corvallis: Becoming sunny today, high of 57, low of 38. Mostly sunny Saturday, rain likely Sunday.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 55, low of 31. Sunny Saturday, partly sunny Sunday.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 57, low of 43. Mostly sunny Saturday, rain Sunday.

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