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.

Rising above the past: Re-enactment of 1969 protest shines light on race relations at OSU (Gazette-Times)

More than 150 people marched silently across the Oregon State University campus Tuesday afternoon, re-creating a historic walkout by black students 50 years ago in an event that symbolized both how much has changed and how much remains the same for students of color at OSU.

The margins of mechanization (Good Fruit Grower)

No matter the chore, no matter the state, whether large or small. It nearly always pays off to mechanize vineyards these days. That’s the conclusion from Clark Seavert, an Oregon State University agricultural economist, who recently crunched the numbers in a study comparing the profitability of mechanizing routine vineyard tasks with using hand labor on vineyards of varying sizes in Oregon and Washington.

April showers (Eugene Weekly)

Shaun Townsend, Oregon State University hop breeder, says, “It’s hard to predict exactly what will happen to the hops crop this year,” but he says that the excess water and flooding “could potentially create some problems with disease issues, particularly downy mildew.”  

OSU flute gathering set for May 29 (Gazette-Times)

The flute circle gathering, thought to be the largest in the world, brings together past and present students of Music 108, one of the most popular baccalaureate core courses at OSU, in a celebration of cultural diversity and togetherness. In May 2018, 587 participants joined together in the largest iteration of the event to date.

OSU jazz ensemble plans Wednesday gig (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ryan Biesack, will present its final concert of the 2018-19 season at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way on the OSU campus.

Akon, Jesse McCartney to perform at OSU's annual end-of-year concert (Statesman Journal)

Oregon State University announced the two stars will headline their annual end-of-year festival, Dam Jam, on Friday, May 31.

OSU professor to open art show (Lebanon Express)

“Drawing in the Northern Light,” a series of poems and photographs by Oregon State University Professor Joseph Ohmann Krause, will be on display May 28 through Sept. 30 in the Little Gallery on the OSU campus in Corvallis.

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Commencement: This elegant, ribbon-bound 1888 invitation celebrated OAC (now OSU's) commencement exercises. Oregon State University will hold its 150th commencement on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Reser Stadium. The commencement speaker is Jane Lubchenco. Commencement is free and open to the public; no tickets are necessary. More information about OSU’s graduation is available online at:


Faculty Conversation with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring a small group conversation with President Ed Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional) during spring term. The conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member, and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the president to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. If you wish to participate in the May 23 session from 10 to 11:30 a.m,, complete the registration form at Session requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sigma Xi Science Social: Join Sigma Xi's Oregon State University Chapter for a free, no-host informal social/meetup Thursday, May 23, at 5 p.m. at McMenamins on Monroe (likely upstairs), across from the OSU campus. Nonmember guests are welcome to attend, especially if they are involved in science. RSVP to to provide a headcount and to receive event updates.

Adoptee narrative: “Our Somewhere in Between: An API Adoptee Narrative,” will include a film screening of ‘Meet Me on the Bridge,’ followed by a discussion and storytelling, and will be held on Thursday, May 23, from 6-8 p.m., at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center.

Wind Ensemble: The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble presents its final concert of the 2018-19 season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th Street, Corvallis. They will perform Holst, Sousa and more. General admission tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. OSU students with ID and K-12 youth admitted free. Corvallis Arts For All discounts apply. Advance tickets are available online at: To request accommodations relating to a disability call 541-737-4671.


Nightfall Carnival: Join us for a Ferris wheel, food, carnival games, inflatables (including bubble soccer), crafts, prizes, and so much more. It will be in the MU Quad and SEC Plaza, from 9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, May 24. This event is for OSU students and affiliates only. Admission is free with your OSU ID. For more info:

Board of Trustees: The OSU Board of Trustees will meet from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31, in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. The board will consider the university’s FY2020 operating budget and the OSU-Cascades campus land reclamation project. The board also will consider the presidential leadership profile, which will be used to recruit candidates for the search under way to select OSU’s next president of the university. Committees of the board will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. The agendas and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at For accommodations: 541-737-3449 or at least 48 hours in advance.

OSU New Media Communications Open House, highlighting student work in video games, animation, immersive worlds, video, and data science. Stop by the NMC Visualization Lab & Game Lab in Snell Hall (follow the signs at the front of the building) Monday, June 3, from 1–5 p.m. on to check out NMC student work. For questions, call 541-737-1492, or email

Crawfish fest: Tickets are now on sale for Oregon State’s annual Cajun Crawfish Fest, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 6, outside McNary Dining Center. Enjoy an all you-can-eat crawfish boil, served Louisiana-style with potato wedges, corn on the cob, cornbread with honey butter, watermelon wedges and sweet tea. Buy tickets ($12) by May 27 at MainSqueeze in McNary Dining Center.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! WRGP Water Resources Science Spring Seminar Series: Henry Posamentier, energy consultant, will present “Fluvial Systems in Time and Space: Highlighting the Value of 3D Seismic Data” on Wednesday, May 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Bexell 328. Free and open to the public.

NEW! Edwards Distinguished Lecture Series, “Building a Pyramid – Quarrying and Building in Ancient Egypt,” by Hassan Latif, Egyptian archaeologist, Tuesday, May 28, 6 p.m., Kearney 312. Reception to follow.

Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 24. Preregistration required: Space is limited. Lunch will be provided.

Physiology talk: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences presents “Aerobic capacity and susceptibility for metabolic disease,” by John P. Thyfault, professor of physiology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Friday, May 24, from 1-2 p.m. in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room, Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families.

Oregon State Creative Jam: Join OSU and Adobe for a one-of-a-kind event on Friday, May 24. Hear from special guest speakers Jim and Stephanie Ward and Nina Byrd as they share insights from their careers. Then watch teams of OSU students present digital apps that solve urgent problems—and vote for your favorite. Horizon Room, Memorial Union, 2 p.m.

MS Defense, Sustainable Forest Management Graduate Program: Sean Marcum will present “Overstory Growth, Structural Development, and Regeneration Success Following Uneven-Aged Conversion Treatments in Douglas-fir Plantation of the Cascade Range in Oregon" on Friday, May 24, at 3 p.m., in Richardson Hall 115.  Marcum is completing his MS in sustainable forest management under major professor Matthew Powers. Free and open to the public.

From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis through Science: The topic is the “Scientists’ Second Warning to Humanity” and  William Ripple, a distinguished professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, will share how society might face the environmental crisis through science. May 30, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. reception, talk begins at 7 p.m., The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Admission is free; register at

2019 Robert M. Storm Distinguished Lecture: Integrative Biology presents the 2019 Robert M. Storm Lecturer, Patricia Brennan, on Thursday, May 30. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. in the Cordley Hall Foyer followed by the 7 p.m. lecture in Gilfillan Auditorium. This event will also be available via WebEx; Brennan, an assistant professor at Mt. Holyoke College, will present a seminar, “Time to Step Up! Defending “Oddball Science.” She is an expert on the evolution of reproductive structures in vertebrates and the mechanisms that drive genital diversification, particularly in birds. More information on the Robert M. Storm lecture series and specifics of the 2019 lecture can be found at  RSVP at .

Water, Culture and Society:  Conflicts and cooperation from the Columbia River to the Nile.  Join us at 6 p.m. on June 3 at the Whiteside Theatre for the last Science Pub of the season.  Reservations recommended.  Get more details and register at

2019 North American Agroforestry Conference: Join us for the 16th AFTA biennial conference on June 24-27, at OSU's CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Participants will learn about the latest advances in agroforestry and tour field sites. Rates for standard, farmer, and student categories, and one-day registration available. Early registration closes Friday, May 24. More information and registration:

Take Note

NEW! Linus Pauling Institute Conference and SfRBM Regional Symposium: Join us this August to hear the latest research on micronutrients, botanicals and redox signaling in disease. 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. Submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation.

NEW! Cat Foster Opportunity: Earn PetCo Gift Cards: Do you have an interest in fostering an adult cat? The OSU Human-Animal Interaction Lab is conducting a project on the impact of fostering opportunities for shelter cats. We are looking for volunteers to take an adult shelter cat into their home for either 1 day or 1 week. For each cat taken as part of this project you will receive one $25 PetCo gift card. Participation in the fostering program will help us learn more about cat cognition and welfare. If you are interested in leaning more please contact Kristyn Vitale directly at or visit us online at

Dialogue Facilitation Lab Applications: The Office of Institutional Diversity is now accepting applications for faculty, staff and graduate students to join the Dialogue Facilitation Lab Summer 2019 cohort. The Dialogue Facilitation Lab is a professional learning and exploratory seminar looking to integrate critical dialogue facilitation skills into professional environments. The seminar welcomes faculty, staff and graduate students of all skill and experience levels to explore the philosophy and techniques of critical dialogue facilitation and the potential for implementation in their work at the university. Applications will be accepted until May 31 at 5 p.m. For more information and to apply, visit the Dialogue Facilitation Lab website. Direct any questions about the seminar to Brandi Douglas, assistant director of outreach, at

Volunteers Needed for the Great Move Out: This year OSU will once again work both on-campus and off-campus with the Corvallis community to collect reusable goods from students during The Great Move Out! Volunteers are needed to staff the events, assisting with receiving and sorting donations. Volunteers are needed for the off-campus event on June 14; details and sign-up here. Volunteers are needed for the res. hall program June 10-19; details and sign-up hereMore information here.

Eco2Go Return Stations on All Valley Library Floors: In partnership with UHDS, the Valley Library has placed Eco2Go container return locations on all six floors of the library. Look for the tall, round bins with the Eco2Go logo. On Floors 1 and 3-6, the bins are located along the south wall of the alcove off the main public avenue. On Floor 2 (main floor), the bin is located in the hallway at the stairs/elevator down to Java II cafe.   UHDS estimates that this program removes more than 400,000 disposable single-use to-go containers from the landfill each year.

Library input sought: OSU Libraries seeks input about its process to accommodate its share of the university-wide budget reduction for fiscal year 2020. Read the FAQ at FY20 Budget Reduction.

Male volunteers wanted for acetaminophen (Tylenol) study (Corvallis):Detoxification of Reactive Acetaminophen Metabolite by Conjugation with Ascorbic Acid. Principal Investigator: Fred Stevens, Linus Pauling Institute, OSU. If you are healthy, male, age 18-50, non-smoker, without history of acetaminophen toxicity or allergy, you may qualify to participate. Volunteers receive $25. Contact Sandra Uesugi, RN, at 541-737-3594 or

Apply now for Ecampus professional development funds: Oregon State Ecampus invites faculty, staff and administrators to pursue professional development related to online and hybrid education. Further your professional goals while promoting effective teaching and learning in OSU’s online and hybrid courses. Funding is available for professorial faculty and professional faculty and advisers. The application deadline is June 7, so learn more and apply online today

Student Support at the Undergrad Research & Writing Studio: The Undergrad Research & Writing Studio, located in the Valley Library, encourages faculty to hold class meetings in the studio and take advantage of its flexible workspaces, including modular tables and large display monitors suitable for collaboration. Studio consultants (peer mentors who specialize in research and writing support) are available to work with students during the visit. Faculty may reserve studio time by completing a reservation form. Call 541-737-2776 for more information.

The Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center (HRWGC) invites nominations for annual awards celebration: There are three award categories; Women of Achievement, AYA award, and Student Leader award.  Learn about each award and submit a nomination here.  We invite you to not only consider submitting a nomination but hope that you will plan to join us at year’s event on Thursday, June 6, from 3-5 p.m. at the HRWGC. 

Fall 2019 On-campus Housing Move-In, Volunteer Opportunity, and Early Arrival: Fall 2019 move-in for the residence halls will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, and you can find more information on our website: Volunteer opportunities to assist with move in day are available for OSU faculty, staff, and students. OSU departments and programs that require students to arrive prior to Sunday, Sept. 22, for orientations or trainings must complete an Early Arrival Request form for their group, which will be available in early July. If you have questions, contact

Traffic & Maintenance 

Van Buren Street Bridge Lane closures: Due to a geotechnical investigation boring, there will be lane reductions on the bridge May 16-24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A single lane reduction (out of three lanes) for Northwest Van Buren Avenue from Third Street to First Street will be needed.

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! Exam Proctors: Ecampus invites applications to fill three, part-time Exam Proctors to join our team. This position provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for exam proctoring. Posting #P02172CT. Closes June 2.

NEW! Accountant 1: This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1 for the Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center at Oregon State University. Posting #P02170CT. For full consideration, apply by midnight on May 31. Closes Sept. 1.


"The first step in wisdom is to know the things themselves; this notion consists in having a true idea of the objects; objects are distinguished and known by classifying them methodically and giving them appropriate names. Therefore, classification and name-giving will be the foundation of our science." Carolus Linnaeus, born today in 1707.

Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, high of 73, low of 48. Slight chance of showers Friday.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 68, low of 45. Chance of showers Friday.

Newport: Areas of drizzle and then mostly sunny, high of 65, low of 50. Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

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