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.

Adrift in the Arctic (Washington Post)

Daniel Watkins, an atmospheric scientist and Oregon State University graduate student who has never before conducted field work, learns what it takes to collect data he’s always seen as simple numbers on a screen in computer models of Earth’s climate.

Up, up and away: OSU opens Global Hemp Innovation Center (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

It's up, up and away for the hemp industry in Oregon. Oregon State University, known for prowess in oceanography and publishing quality Northwest books, is making a major commitment to research in a crop just legalized by Congress' latest Farm Bill. (see also KVALKTVZ, Cannabis Business Times)

Sexual minority women experience heightened substance abuse use risk at early age (Addiction Professional)

Research demonstrating that young women identifying as sexual minorities experience an increased risk of substance abuse as early as age 13 calls attention to the pressing need for effective early interventions for this group, an Oregon State University researcher tells Addiction Professional.

How universities power NOAA's climate research in the Trump era (Crosscut)

For the past two decades, seafaring scientists from Oregon State University have set out from the Newport, Oregon, harbor to collect data. Tracing ocean trenches and undersea mountains, the crew dips its heavy equipment into the water, taking measurements of the current, the ocean temperature and zooplankton levels.

Who's following the forest practices act? Oregon can't say for sure (Jefferson Public Radio)

“We don’t know if it’s 98, 99 or 50,” said Brenda McComb, a retired Oregon State University professor who serves on the board overseeing Daugherty’s agency, the Department of Forestry.

Oregon State hires Mitch Canham as next baseball coach(24/7 Sports)

Oregon State has found its next head baseball coach, as the school is set to announce the hiring of Mitch Canham. Reports of the hiring emerged out of Corvallis on Thursday following Canham’s interview with athletic director Scott Barnes.

SDC awards the prestigious Perkin Medal (SDC)

At the SDC’s recent Day of Celebration Professor Mas Subramanian (OSU) was awarded the Perkin Medal ‘for unique and outstanding contributions to the coloration industry through the development of a Novel Blue Pigment.’

Today's photo

Commencement: In this 1950 photo, a procession of graduates heads toward Gill Coliseum for the first commencement ceremony held in the building. Tomorrow, OSU will graduate a record 7,202 students during its 150th commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at Reser Stadium.


End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store will have its end of term sale starting Monday, June 10. Big discounts on Beaver gear including national championship gear while supplies last. Sale goes through Friday, June 14.

Department of Integrative Biology Ph.D. Defense Seminar: Alissa Rickborn will present “So Long and Thanks for all the Sponge: Cryptic Intertidal Communities, Consequences of Ocean Acidification, and New Directions for Science Education” on Friday, June 14, at 9 a.m. in ALS 4001. Rickborn is completing her Ph.D. in zoology under the guidance of Bruce Menge. Free and open to the public.

Fisheries and Wildlife Defense Seminar: Evan Bredeweg with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will present "Jumping in with both feet: Exploring factors that shape juvenile amphibian movement," on June 14 at 9:30 a.m., ALS 4000. This seminar is free and open to the public and can also be viewed via WebEx: Email with any questions.

Naval ROTC Spring Commissioning: On June 14 at 10 a.m., the OSU Naval ROTC unit will gather on the Student Experience Center Plaza to commission 14 officers into the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The ceremony will involve the oath of office, assistance into uniform by the students’ families, rendering of the first salute, and remarks from Rear Adm. Jesse Wilson Jr.

OSU International Scholar and Faculty Coffee Social: OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International and OSU Office of International Services invite you to join international visiting faculty, scholars, students and their families for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center in the Einerson House, 2638 N.W. Jackson Ave, Corvallis on Friday, June 14, from10:30 a.m. to noon. Facebook Link:

Cheese sales: Time to restock your fridge and your bellies with Beaver Classic Cheese. Friday sales, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., today at the Creamery. Come try five cheddars, two Swiss, two Provolones and cheese curds. The Creamery is in 159 Withycombe Hall. You can also find them at the Saturday downtown Corvallis Farmer's Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. Products include fresh and cooked/smoked sausages, bacon, retail cuts, jerky, snack sticks, and Beaver Classic cheese. The store is at 3260 SW Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Contact for questions regarding the store.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 S.W. 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

Film Festival: The Oregon State International Film Festival Spring Pop-Up heads to Portland. Find us at the Clinton Street Cinema on June 14-15 with two blocks of shorts and two full-length features. The line-up is here: Tickets are $8 at the box office or can be purchased online at The Oregon State International Film Festival is presented by the School of Language, Culture and Society and the School of Writing, Literature and Film in the College of Liberal Arts.


Air Force ROTC Commissioning: On Saturday, June 15, at 3 p.m. in the Student Experience Center Plaza, the Air Force ROTC will hold its 2019 Spring Commissioning ceremony to commission 11 officers into the United States Air Force.


NEW! OSUsed Store Yard Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for a special Saturday sale on June 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 644 SW 13th Street. Will include special merchandise from Residence Hall Move-Out like rugs, décor, mini fridges, etc. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

NEW! Retirement celebration: Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center accountant Susan Lane has been with Oregon State University for the past 34 years. Cake and punch will be served in the Memorial Union, La Raza Room 208, on Wednesday, June 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Retirement reception for Judy Neighbours: Judy Neighbours is retiring from her position of director of the Survivor Advocacy Resource Center. The reception will be Friday, June 21, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union, room 109. Accommodation requests related to disability should be made by Wednesday, June 19 to Allison Williams via email or phone 541-737-3106.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Vice Provost for Information and Technology candidate: All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the campus-wide forum from the first of four Vice Provost for Information and Technology candidates, Jon Dolan, on Monday, June 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the MU Horizon room. More information regarding the candidate and his full interview schedule can be found at: The forum will be streamed at:
NEW! Beer Quality and Analysis Workshop and Hop Farm Tour in Corvallis: Learn the fundamentals of microbiology and its role in the brewing process in this workshop that features online and in-person components. Find out more here. On-site section of course begins June 17.
NEW! Lifelong Learning Engagement Strategies: Build next-level skills to advanced your online educational experiences utilizing the latest design and keeping the learner’s needs at the center. New course starts July 22. Click here to find out more.
NEW! Sensory Evaluation of Wine Workshop in Corvallis: This course hosted in Corvallis will help you develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of wine through the eyes of Oregon State professor Elizabeth Tomasino. Join us for this evening workshop on June 21. Learn more here.
NEW! Drones in Education Workshop in Corvallis (June 18-20): This training is designed for educators who are currently using drones or who are interested in learning more about how to incorporate drones into the classroom. Details available here.

DARPA webcast: On Tuesday, June 18, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is holding a Discover Defense Sciences Office Day. The OSU Research Office is hosting a webcast of the live event in Covell Hall 117. Link to the topics and schedule with times adjusted to Pacific Time: RSVP
or Robert Kokenyesi at

Wilderness First Aid: Wilderness First Aid is an introduction to managing medical emergencies in a backcountry setting. WFA is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast who wants a basic level of first-aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. Course instructed by OSU Adventure Leadership Institute, July 27-28. Call 541-737-4254 or register here.

Social Justice Education Initiative: The Social Justice Education Initiative schedule for summer and fall is up. From Faculty Affairs, the SJEI is the foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI offers a varied schedule of Tier One and Tier Two workshops, all open now for registration. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey in this well-reviewed program. Interested in this work for your unit? Contact SJEI director Jane Waite for further information:

Take Note

Funding for Hybrid Course Development: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty to apply by June 18to participate in the Fall 2019 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community and to design a Corvallis campus hybrid course. Professional development funding is provided. For more information, contact

100&Change funding opportunity from the MacArthur Foundation: 100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. A 100&Change Organization Readiness Tool is available here: Questions, email

Veterinary Discovery Day: The Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a “Veterinary Discovery Day” on July 12 for high school students going into their junior or senior year in the fall. Students will spend a day at the college learning about the program, participating in fun, hands-on activities, and getting tips to prepare for application to veterinary school in the future. The cost for the day is $50; space is limited. More details and registration information:

OSU Today summer deadlines: Beginning June 17, OSU Today will be published weekly on Monday mornings through the end of summer term. To place information in the coming week's publication, have your information in to by 5 p.m. the previous Friday to ensure it appears in the following issue.

Hybrid Course Development Call for Proposals: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty to apply by June 18 to participate in the fall 2019 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community and to design a Corvallis campus hybrid course. Professional development funding is provided.

Call to Artists: The Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center is hosting the 14th annual Community Art Exhibit. This exhibit provides artists of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to showcase their artwork in a non-juried show. The exhibit runs from July 17 to Aug. 22. Submission deadline is July 15. Limit one piece per artist. Information and to submit to this show.

UPDATED! Leadership Collaborative Course - Managers as Leaders: Applications for LC: Managers as Leaders are now being accepted. Managers as Leaders is a skill-building course for managers and supervisors. It integrates six day-long class sessions with online learning and on-the-job practice. It features team learning, mentors, and practical tools. Managers as well as people who supervise academic and professional faculty and staff are encouraged to apply. Contact Kristen Magis for more information. Apply online through July 14.

Traffic & Maintenance 

NEW! Fireworks: A 20-minute fireworks show is planned following the Corvallis Knights game tonight at Goss Stadium. The game begins at 7:15 p.m. Pet owners should prepare for noise.

Planned Power Outage between June 20 and June 22: In an effort to improve the safety and reliability of the power grid serving the Corvallis campus, there will be a planned power outage Thursday, June 20, beginning at 6 a.m. and lasting through Saturday, June 22, at 6 p.m. Affected buildings will be on backup power and will experience minimal disruption. There will be limited service interruptions June 20, 4 to 7 a.m. and June 22, 5 to 7 a.m. to a number of buildings along Southwest Jefferson Way. OSU’s Power Grid Updates website has a list of affected buildings and times of planned outages.

Scheduled: Campus-Wide Steam Shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building. This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide. The steam shutdown for 2019 will occur from 6 p.m. on June 16 to 5 p.m. on June 20. For questions or comments on this closure contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.


“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe, who was born today in 1811.

Corvallis: Becoming sunny, high of 77, low of 49. Sunny this weekend, highs in the low 80s.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 80, low of 48. Sunny this weekend.

Newport: Patchy fog and then mostly cloudy, high of 63, low of 50. Partly sunny this weekend.

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