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:

Signs of recovery after world's worst underwater pandemic (KUOW)

“At our sites on the Oregon coast, the purple [ochre] star has largely recovered and in some cases even overshot the previous densities,” Oregon State University biologist Bruce Menge said by email. “Many are large enough to resume eating larger prey.”


OSU researchers find newly planted vegetation actually speeds dune erosion during extreme storms (KTVZ)

Newly planted vegetation on coastal sand dunes can accelerate erosion from extreme waves, a study involving researchers from the Oregon State University College of Engineering suggests.

OSU-Cascades to graduate more than 300 students, including 5,000th in its history, at Sunday commencement (KTVZ)

Oregon State University–Cascades will graduate 303 students, including the 5,000th graduate of the campus, during its commencement ceremony on Sunday.

Locals react to former president Trump's indictment (KPIC)

We spoke with Christopher Stout, a Political Science professor at Oregon State University, to get his take on the indictment. He believes the justice department had plenty of evidence to arrest him on this historic day.


Today's photo

Swinging bridge: Hannah Padilla, office specialist with Josephine County Extension, says, “I took a trip after work to the Swinging Bridge on the Illinois River, near Selma, OR. Unfortunately, the bridge itself is closed due to 'extreme hazard,' but the hike and surrounding areas are still incredible.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Fine-tuning your Canvas sites to support student learning? As you get course sites ready for Summer ‘23, be sure you have the basics covered. The Canvas Course Checklist will help you simplify your course navigation menu, organize weekly modules, align the gradebook with your syllabus and improve accessibility.


CADE Business Xcelerator Workshop – June 15 in Eugene: Calling all small-business owners and entrepreneurs: Register to attend a workshop hosted by the Contracting Alliance for Diversity and Equity and sponsored by OSU from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 15, in Eugene. CADE is a community of local organizations dedicated to promoting small, diverse, veteran-owned and traditionally disadvantaged businesses. The workshop will offer technical assistance and provide information regarding government and private sector contracts and other topics. To register:

Care Talks: Succeed at Work — Diversity in the Workplace. This webinar discusses strategies to prevent behaviors that interfere with the ability to work with people who are different. You will learn how perceptions, assumptions and biases develop and how they impact our responses. 10 a.m., June 15. Register today.

Beyond Benefits: New Realities in Home Ownership. Due to the upheaval in the housing market over the past few years, many new realities of home ownership have appeared. These realities include changes in the types of home loans that are now available. It also includes more properties that are now bank-owned or underwater which has changed how some interested buyers now view these types of properties. Understanding the new realities is critical in making an informed decision in today’s environment. 11 a.m., June 15 webinar. Register here.

HMSC research seminar: Emily Eidam with the Coastal & Fluvial Sediment Dynamics Lab at Oregon State University will be giving a seminar titled “Sediment dynamics of Arctic coasts and continental shelves,” at 3:30 p.m., June 15. Join us in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link. Password: 972587 or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.


NEW! Jim Ervin retirement party: Join us in celebration of Jim Ervin’s career as greenhouse manager for the College of Agricultural Sciences. Ervin has served the college for 39 years. The party is from 2-4 p.m. June 20 on the lawn between East Greenhouse and Nash Hall. Refreshments will be provided. Contact [email protected].

Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture open house: Learn about urban ecology and pollinator health research, honeybee demonstration hives, Oregon Bee Atlas, OSU Extension Small Farms Program, dry farming vegetables, annual flower trials, student-led research, OSU Master Gardener Program and more. Family-friendly and open to the public. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., July 13. Directions and more information.

NWREC open house: The North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora Oregon is hosting a community open house 4-7 p.m., July 19. The public is invited for an up-close look at research and development at the center including berry-tasting, hay ride farm tours, farm equipment display and fresh farm veggies. NWREC is located at 15210 NE Miley Road, one mile east of I-5 and across the road from Charbonneau’s east entrance. For more information, contact NWREC at 503-678-1264.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Grow your best garden ever with the accelerated Home Horticulture Certificate: Learn the art and science of caring for plants in this 100% online program. Gain the same in-class training as the online Master Gardener program in seven weeks. No volunteering required. Register while seats are available.

NEW! Professional development: Technical Writing Certificate. Gain the essential skills to produce instructive, informational and persuasive documents based on well-defined and achievable outcomes. Our next technical writing cohort starts June 26.

NEW! Community workforce development training opportunity: Dairy Foods Online Program. The College of Agriculture has a new online Dairy Foods Manufacturing Continuing Education Series that will give folks the needed technical, scientific and regulatory knowledge for a successful career in this growing field. No prerequisites. 100% on demand.

M.S. water resources: Kari Lanphier (M.S. in Water Resources Science) will present her thesis, titled, “Classifying Low Streamflow Parameters in Coastal Southeast Alaska using Game Cameras and Random Forest Models,” at 9 a.m., June 16, Burt 193 and on Zoom. Pam Sullivan of geography advises Lanphier. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.

Research Advancement Academy: Interested in applying to the Research Advancement Academy (RAA) for Academic Year 2023-24? Join us at noon June 16 for a Zoom info session (register here). The Academy is for early- and mid-career from across OSU who already have successful research portfolios and interdisciplinary experience (see eligibility). The Academy goal is to support a cohort of Fellows to develop leadership skills, apply for seed funds, and within two years successfully lead large (>$3Mil) transdisciplinary proposals & funded research programs.  

Gearing Up for Pollinator Week: The Oregon State University Extension Service in Lane County welcomes the public to Gearing Up for Pollinator Week on June 17. The classes and activities will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 996 Jefferson St. at the OSU Extension Service office in Eugene. Gearing Up for Pollinator Week will feature classes and activities led by OSU Master Gardeners and a guest lecturer from the Xerces Society. More information about Gearing Up for Pollinator Week is at or call OSU Extension in Lane County at 541-344-5859.

Event planner symposium: The twice-yearly Event Planner Symposium gathers event planners at OSU to share best practices, hear from event vendors and network. Following the summer symposium at 2:30 p.m., June 21, there will be a no-host social at Common Fields Food Truck Pod & Taproom. Register to attend or email [email protected] for more information.

First annual OSU Engagement conference: Save the date for this inaugural Engagement conference Sept. 5-6, to be held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. This event is developed to increase awareness of engagement and engaged scholarship efforts across the university, while providing opportunities for recognition, learning, networking and idea generation. More information will be available at closer to the date. Hosted by the Office of the Provost and the Division of Extension  Engagement. Contact Marina Denny to discuss being a presenter at this year’s conference.

Take Note

NEW! OSU Today switches to weekly publication: On Tuesday, June 20, OSU Today will begin its weekly summer schedule, typically coming out Monday mornings unless there is a holiday. Please send your entries to [email protected] before 5 p.m., Friday the previous week to have them included.

Fidelity: Special Juneteenth discussion: Mehrsa Baradaran, author and law professor, discusses the history and causes of the racial wealth divide in a pre-recorded video. Watch video. Also visit Fidelity’s landing page for Creating Black wealth and building a legacy. Shared by University Human Resources.

Germany Collaboration and Travel Opportunity: The Office of Global Opportunities is presenting a funding opportunity for faculty (including professors, instructors, administrators or advisors of any academic department). Grants will be awarded to visit a partner institution in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Candidates should identify a particular university connection, project or opportunity to explore. Support will be offered to establish appropriate university connections or identify possible project collaborators. For more information, please visit

Impact the future of online education through research: Each year, the OSU Ecampus Research Unit funds projects, up to $25,000 each, to support the research, development and scholarship efforts of faculty in online education. Many OSU colleagues have had transformative experiences in the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. Ecampus Research Unit staff is available to help you develop the scope of your research project proposal. Contact Naomi Aguiar, assistant director of research, with questions.

Alumni messages for 2023 grads: Send the BEaver KIND webpage to a recent grad in your life. It's filled with messages from alumni and friends to celebrate, inspire and build confidence in grads as they are embarking on a new part of life.

UHR Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2023: Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? 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; it’s up to you. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Contact [email protected] with any questions, or for assistance with your application.

Applications open for the OSU Engagement Awards of Excellence: As part of the planned annual OSU Engagement Conference (Sept. 5-6), we wish to recognize faculty, staff and community partners for their efforts to develop programs or projects that adhere to the principles of community engagement and engaged scholarship, including reciprocal and mutually beneficial outcomes that address key societal issues and contribute to the inclusive prosperity of OSU’s internal and external stakeholders. Apply for the OSU Engagement Awards. You can apply to one, two or all three awards. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. July 17. Results will be announced Aug. 4.

Student Health Services is moving: The Plageman Student Health Center is permanently closing at 1 p.m. on June 16, and all Student Health Services locations will be closed from June 19-23. Survivor advocacy services will be available during this closure. OSU Student Health will move to three new locations this summer, including the new Health Center next to Reser Stadium. Rapid Care @ Tebeau Hall will close for the summer and reopen in fall term.

Commencement photos with President Murthy: The Class of 2023 can capture special moments with friends and family on graduation day at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Right after commencement, head across the street to take a photo with OSU President Jayathi Murthy, or pose with the larger-than-life inflatable Benny Beaver and other special backdrops set up for OSU’s brand-new alumni. Learn more. 

The Great Move-Out is Here: On and off-campus students can donate food, linens, clothes, furniture and more to local non-profits through the Great Move-Out Donation Drive. On-campus students can donate in res hall lobbies from May 30-June 20. Off-campus students can donate at the Benton County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. -3 p.m., June 17-18. OSU Materials Management and community volunteers pickup and sort donations to distribute to local non-profits. Want to volunteer or get more info? Visit

Grads Give Back Gown ShareGrads Give Back is OSU’s Gown Share Program. This year, we have been able to supply gowns to over 30 grads from undergrad to Ph.D. Please consider donating your gown at the MU year-round in person or by mail; at the Valley Library quad entrance June 17-18; or outside of Reser Stadium after commencement. Want to volunteer to promote donating at commencement or get more info on the program? Visit:

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Multi-use path: The Campus Way multi-use path will be closed daily from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., to all vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic from June 19-30 for brush clearing and spraying. Work will occur Monday through Friday. The route will reopen after 3 p.m. on weekdays and remain fully open on weekends. The closure will begin just west of the Feed Center and continue down Campus Way to 53rd Street.


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NEW! 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator: OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator position based at the OSU Extension Service Morrow County office in Heppner. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position. The anticipated starting salary will be $55,400-$61,200, commensurate with skills, education and experience. Posting #P06988UF. Closes July 3. Applicants are encouraged to also apply to posting #P06991UF, 4-H/SNAP Ed Program Coordinator position based at OSU Extension Service Gilliam County office in Condon.

NEW! 4-H/SNAP-Ed Outreach Program Coordinator: OSU Extension Service invites applications for a 4-H/SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator position based at the OSU Extension Service Gilliam County office in Condon. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting #P06991UF. Closes July 1. Applicants are encouraged to also apply to posting #P06988UF, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator position based at OSU Extension Service Morrow County office in Heppner.


"One must dare to be happy." ~ Gertrude Stein

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 74, low of 50. Mostly sunny Friday.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 74, low of 47. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 60, low of 47. Mostly sunny Friday.

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