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.

The great insect dying: Vanishing act in Europe and North American (Mongabay)

Tyson Wepprich, a postdoctoral research associate at Oregon State University, was only supposed to be looking at the presence or absence of butterfly species in Ohio. But news of insect decline, in blockbuster studies from Germany and Puerto Rico, changed his plans. His team is now also looking hard at overall abundance — and the early results aren’t good.

30 LGBTQ athletes who showed 'Stonewall Spirit': Esera Tuaolo (Out Sports)

During his time at Oregon State University, the 300-pound athlete proved one of its strongest players, winning the Morris Trophy for being the best defensive lineman in the Pac-10 and being twice included on the Pac-10 Conference first team as one of the conference’s best players.

OSU-Cascades students promote diversity in Bend (KTVZ)

A group of OSU-Cascades students are looking to create opportunities for more diversity and inclusivity in Bend.

Prescribing contraceptives: Oregon pharmacists help the Medicaid population (Pharmacy Times)

Researchers from Oregon State University report on this change’s success in the June 2019 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The researchers cite the policy change’s many benefits.

Sunspots and poetry (Inside Higher Ed)

Daugherty, a distinguished professor of English and creative writing emeritus at Oregon State University, observes that John Evershed's reports on his work became suspiciously better written once he was married, but the collaboration went much deeper than that.

OSU warning students of person taking unsolicited videos on campus, posting to pornographic site (NBC 5)

Oregon State University is asking campus and community members to be aware of a person taking unsolicited videos, after videos of women walking on campus have surfaced on a pornographic website.

Works by OSU artist Quamma on view at Arts Center (Gazette-Times)

Works by Oregon State University art student Kate Quamma are now on view through June 29 in the Corrine Woodman Gallery at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. in Corvallis.

OSU's 'dairy person' answers popular questions (Capital Press)

Among her many roles as an assistant professor at Oregon State University Extension, Jenifer Cruickshank serves as the “dairy person” on food-related tours organized by the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council.

Barring wildlife helps you get your space back and keeps your garden growing (Statesman Journal)

“Our homes and gardens often overlap with spaces and resources used by wild animals, both native and non-native,” said Dana Sanchez, Oregon State University Extension Service wildlife specialist. “A ‘shared habitat’ situation can pose some challenges when the animals’ day-to-day activities come in conflict with ours.”

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Volunteer for Move-In:
 Help create a lasting memory for thousands of new Beavers this fall by volunteering as part of the OSU 2019 Move-In team. Fall Move-In is Sunday, Sept. 22. You can sign up for the entire day or just for a few hours, working as an individual or with your group, club or team. Volunteering as an individual: Volunteering your group/organization: Questions? Email


Meet SARC Director Candidate Kim Hack: The campus community is invited to a presentation and open forum to meet Kim Hack, a candidate for the director of the Survivor Advocacy Resource Center. This is your opportunity to ask Hack questions and provide the search committee with feedback. Hack will be available Friday, June 7, in MU 213: Candidate presentation from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and open forum for stakeholders from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

NEW! Cheese sales: Time to restock your fridge and your bellies with Beaver Classic Cheese. Friday sales, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  begin today at the Creamery. Come try five cheddars, two Swiss, two Provolones and cheese curds. The Creamery is in 159 Withycombe Hall.
NEW! 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.

Thesis Defense – Water Resources Graduate Program: Sydney Weiss, M.S. WRS. The title of her thesis is “Evolution of Snow Grain Size in Forested and Open areas — Remote Sensing Implications.” Friday, June 7, at 12:30 am in STAG 361. Weiss is advised by Anne Nolin of CEOAS. 

Biochemistry and Biophysics 3rd Year Grad Talk: Lillian Padgitt-Cobb, a Ph.D. candidate, will present: Assessing haplotype variation and visualizing synteny in a draft phased assembly of the hop (Humulus lupulus) genome. Friday, June 7,  3 p.m. in ALS 4001.

Soundbox 2019: Soundbox 2019: in the OSU Woodshop Projects is hosting student, faculty, alumni and guests sound, video and performance works. The event is the second at OSU which was started by former MAIS graduate student Michael Gamble. This year MAIS graduate student Eugen Hubbs co-curated with Andrew Nigon (OSU Woodshop Projects): June 4-7, Fairbanks Hall 004 (basement). The event is free. For program schedule see FB Event:


The North American Truffling Society meeting: Pavelek Scholarship winner and Ph.D. candidate Samantha Fox of Kansas State University will share her ongoing research, "Investigation of different fire severities resulting in distinct soil fungal community trajectories." June 8, 7:30 p.m., Cordley Hall Room 2087. 


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.

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.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Department of Wood Science & Engineering MS Defense: Raquel Albee, MS student, presents on “Global Overview of the Cross-laminated Timber Industry” on Monday, June 10, at 9 a.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 115. Free and open to the public. For accommodations e-mail

NEW! Department of Wood Science & Engineering PhD Defense: Dillon Fitzgerald, dual major Ph.D. student, presents on “Cross-laminated Timber Shear Walls with Toe-Screwed and Slip-Friction Connections” on Monday, June 10, at 10 a.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 107. Free and open to the public. For accommodations e-mail

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology M.S. Defense Seminar: Kelia E. Axler will present “Influence of river plumes on larval fish distributions, predator-prey relationships, and survival in the northern Gulf of Mexico” on Tuesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. in the Guin Library Seminar Room at Hatfield Marine Science Center. Axler is completing her M.S. in integrative biology under the guidance of Su Sponaugle. Free and open to the public.

NEW! Tuesday Teaching Talks: Portfolios to Celebrate Success & Survival: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning in a certificated series of teaching workshops. The workshops are every Tuesday. Attend one, some, or all. On June 11, join Brooke Howland to apply reflective practices as a catalyst to advance teaching and learning while celebrating our success and survival. This two-hour workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by. Learn more here. Contact us here 

NEW! Commencement volunteers needed: There is still time to sign up to be a commencement volunteer. This is a great opportunity to support the OSU community and see thousands of students graduate from OSU and help the graduates and their families experience the spirit of OSU. Training takes place Tuesday, June 11, from noon to 1 p.m. To sign up please go to to learn more and complete the registration form. If you have questions, contact or

NEW! Digital Community Meeting: Join OSU’s community of digital workers to learn the latest on HTML semantics and accessibility and how to customize the new Google Analytics dashboard to show what’s important to your websites. June 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Cascade Hall 136. Learn more at Drupal@OSU. We welcome all who work on the internet at OSU.

NEW! Attending Veterinarian candidate: The Research Office is hosting an open campus forum for Lynn Impelluso, candidate for the position of Attending Veterinarian/Laboratory Animal Resource Center Director. The candidate will give a 40-minute presentation followed by Q&A. The forum is June 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 206.

Department of Integrative Biology M.S. Defense Seminar: Kieslana Wing will present “Consequences of cryopreservation on diverse isolates of Saccharomyces cerevisiae” on Monday, June 10, at 1 p.m. in ALS 4001. Wing is completing her M.S. in Zoology under the guidance of Molly Burke. Free and open to the public.

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:

Early Seral Biodiversity Science & Management Workshop: A presentation of scientific findings on early seral forests in the PNW. We will collaboratively identify areas of agreement, information gaps, and conservation and management challenges, then outline key hypotheses that form a future research agenda. June 10, CH2M Alumni  Center, $75. ($35 optional field tour on June 11). Program and registration here

Take Note

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

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 and supervisors who supervise academic and professional faculty and staff are encouraged to apply. Contact Kristen Magis for more information. Apply online through July 14.

New issue of the Messenger magazine from OSU Libraries and Press is available: The Messenger is available online at Among the articles in the issue are: “Oregon Public Broadcasting utilizes OSU Libraries for an episode of ‘Oregon Experience' devoted to OSU’s history,” “Tour the Valley Library’s art collection using the new guide,” and “Interns pick their favorite books from OSU Press.”

Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship: This fellowship matches graduate student fellows with an agency or nonprofit in Oregon for one year to give the student first-hand experience in natural resource policy related to marine and coastal issues at the state level. Applications are due July 12.

Oregon Sea Grant Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship: This fellowship provides one year of support to current graduate students who combine socially relevant research with education or public engagement. Applications are due July 26.

Abstract deadline extended: Submit an abstract for poster presentation at the Linus Pauling Institute Conference and SfRBM Regional Symposium by June 15 and be considered for one of six Young Investigators Awards including a $500 prize and SfRBM membership. Early conference registration ends on June 15. Register now to reserve a seat at the conference dinner at the Vue and public lecture with Nobel laureate Louis Ignarro, Friday, Aug. 16.

Join a Community of Teaching Colleagues: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty to apply to participate in the Fall ‘19 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community starting and to design a Corvallis campus hybrid course. Professional development funding is provided. Short proposals are due June 18. See Call for Hybrid Proposals

Traffic & Maintenance 

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.


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NEW! The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) is seeking an Accountant 2. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. Posting # P02213CT.  Full consideration date June 27. Closes July 4. 

NEW! The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) is seeking a Fiscal Coordinator 2. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. Posting #P02211CT. Full consideration date June 27. Closes July 11.  


“I think we are able to keep active provided we approach our lives with creativity. I think the mere fact that we keep doing is self-creating." ~ Jessica Tandy, who was born today in 1909.

Corvallis: Showers likely today, high of 62, low of 47. Mostly sunny Saturday and sunny Sunday.

Central Oregon: Chance of showers, high of 54, low of 33. Sunny through the weekend.

Newport: Chance of showers today, high of 57, low of 47. Sunny this weekend.

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