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:

At long last, ocean drillers exhume a bounty of rocks from Earth's mantle (Science)

The ship is in great condition and could continue until 2028, says Anthony Koppers, an associate vice president at Oregon State University and a leader in the IODP community. There’s still a slim possibility that the U.S. Congress will fund an extension, he says. But NSF has no plan yet to develop a successor ship.

I saved 2,000 pounds of food waste from the landfill with this simple composter (New York Times)

“Not everybody is in a position to do active composting, and I believe in being really open-minded about that,” Linda Brewer, a senior faculty research assistant at Oregon State University’s Department of Horticulture, recently told me in a phone interview.

How worsening marine heatwaves are disturbing NZ's largest animal (New Zealand Herald)

“For blue whales, like many marine organisms, sound is critically important,” said the study’s lead author, Dr Dawn Barlow of Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute.

Today's photo

At the ranch: Selby Boerman, director of Livestock Operations, says “The recent change in spring weather has brought cool clouds to the Soap Creek Beef Ranch. The ranch is home to OSU’s teaching and research beef cattle herd, as well as the site of the Leticia Carson homestead.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Interested in learning how OSU faculty use the Top Hat student response system for teaching, student engagement and assessment? Register for the Faculty Top Hat Listen and Learn event on Zoom, May 25, noon to 1:15 p.m. The Top Hat team will also be at the event to collect faculty feedback on the tool.


Ravyn Cervantes Master of Public Policy Defense: “Managing Misconduct: Understanding the Role of College Hearing Officers in the University Academic Misconduct Sanction Process.” 10 a.m., May 26, Bexell 326. Committee: Kelsy Kretschmer (chair), Allison Hurst, Brett Burkhardt. Contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.

VP for URM finalists: Finalist candidates for Vice President for University Relations and Marketing (VP for URM) will be on the Corvallis campus May 26. Visit the VP for URM search webpage for more details and candidate information. Candidate information will be provided one day prior to the candidate’s visit. OSU community members are invited to participate in University Forums with candidates at the following times: 10-10:45 a.m., May 26, MU Horizon Room and via Zoom.

Kiley Barber MF defense: Kiley Barber will present her capstone, titled: “The Role of Professional Development in the Career Advancement of Women in Urban Forestry,” 10 a.m., May 26, PFSC 123 and on Zoom. Barber is earning her MF in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Paul Ries. Contact the FES Department at [email protected] for the Zoom link or for accommodations.

Soundbox 6: Biosphere Remix, a festival of makers in music, technology, poetry, art, engineering, science and more, takes place May 22-26. It's free to attend, and open to all. This year it takes place mostly at the MU room 109. Drop by and check out works by students, faculty and visiting musicians: percussionist Ivan Manzanilla from University of Guanajuato, Mexico and violinist, Rebecca Sabine (Las Vegas), as well as featured visual and media artists: Melody Owen, and Jack Snell-Ryan, and more. Activities start 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. daily. See the full schedule here and through the CLA: link:

Student Veterans Association’s Memorial Day Remembrance event: May 26. Vigil at 11 a.m. in the lobby of SEC. Cookout at 12:30 p.m., outside of Snell Hall Ste. 150.

Music à la Carte: OSU alumna and professional violinist Rebecca Sabine is a concert violinist, composer, recording artist and certified mindfulness meditation teacher. In 2022 she received the Outstanding Senior Award from the College of Liberal Arts. Sabine is a member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and has played professionally with Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion and Adele. Noon, May 26 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge.

Trisha Patterson Master of Public Policy Defense: “The Hazards-Housing Nexus: An Adaptive Capacity Wheel Analysis of Coastal Planning Institutions." Committee: Jenna Tilt (CEOAS) and Dwaine Plaza (SPP), Edward Weber (SPP). Noon, May 26, Bexell 414. Contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.

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 this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

Health seminar: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences research seminar, “All hands on deck: Efforts to expand and improve abortion care in reproductive freedom states,” will be presented by Jessica Gipson, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, from 1-2 p.m. May 26, via Zoom. Learn more, see all spring seminars and watch past seminars here:

HR onboarding: University Human Resources invites you to two upcoming listening sessions this month regarding your experience with UHR’s onboarding process. We are hosting two different opportunities for you to provide feedback in an interactive setting on ways we can improve our process. Sessions are 2-3 p.m., May 19, in Memorial Union Room 206 and Friday, 1-2 p.m., May 26; register here. You can also fill out an anonymous survey about your experience here.

Pie a CEOAS Professor: Help support the CEOAS Association of Graduate Students (CAGS) by participating in our Spring 2023 fundraiser. Jars labeled with a professor representing each academic program in the college will be set out in Wilkinson 104. Add money to the jar of the program/professor you'd like to see get pied during the week of May 22-May 26. The top three programs with the most money will be pied. Pieing will take place at 4 p.m. May 26 outside in the Burt Courtyard.


NEW! Beaver Classic Food Truck at Corvallis Farmer’s Market: Come down to the riverfront on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the corner of Jackson and First Street. Come enjoy ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, grilled cheese and bratwurst.

Latinx & Friends Grad Student Writing Group: This is a great opportunity for BIPOC graduate students to come work on any writing projects in a safe space. We will also offer students the chance to be part of a writing accountability group to help stay focused on long-term writing projects. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 27; 7-8:30 p.m., May 31; and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 3. Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez.

Make a solar filter and learn how to photograph the sun: In preparation for the annular solar eclipse that will take place on Oct. 14, faculty members Randall Milstein (physics) and Julia Bradshaw (photography) together with Tom Carrico (astrophotographer and member of the Heart of the Valley Astronomy Club) will conduct the workshop. Learn about eclipses, make a solar filter. and receive instruction on how to photograph the annular eclipse. Saturdays from 9-11 a.m., limited to 24 people. Bring a camera, ideally one with manual controls, and a tripod if you have one. All other materials will be provided. No prior skill needed. May 27, June 24, July 22, Aug. 12, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7 (sign up for one). Register here.

Memorial Day

NEW! Jonathan Ruff Ph.D. dissertation defense: “A Narrative Policy Framework Analysis of U.S. Space-Defense Policy and the Operationalization of Plot.” Committee members: Brent Steel, Michael D. Jones, Sarah Cunningham, Christopher Stout and Erika Wolters. 1 p.m., May 29, Zoom. Contact [email protected] for Zoom link.


NEW! Spring Pops: The OSU Bands present a Spring Pops Concert at noon and 7 p.m., May 30 in the MU Quad. Directed by Erik Leung and Olin Hannum. Free, open to all. 

NEW! Flute circle: The annual Native American Style Flute Circle will take place at noon May 31 in the SEC Plaza. In addition to being a gathering of flute players from the current and past Native American Flute classes at Oregon State, this year's circle will feature fourth graders from Lincoln Elementary School, and The Looking Wolf Band.

NEW! Summer Kickoff: Join OSU Community Engagement & Leadership from 4-6 p.m., June 1 at the Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., for the ultimate Summer Kickoff event. Embrace the sun and enjoy field games, board games and music. This free event is open to all ages, so bring your friends and family for a day of unforgettable fun.

NEW! University Theatre Spring One Acts: Original plays written and directed by OSU students. 7:30 p.m., June 1-3 and 2 p.m., June 4 at the Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tickets: $5 OSU students, $8 youth and seniors, $10 GA. Available in advance, through the OSU Theatre Box Office, 541-737-2853, and at the door (cash or check only please). Presented by the School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts with support from the Arts Center.

The OSU Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert: Directed by Ryan Biesack. Featuring works by Thad Jones, Jim McNeely, Wayne Shorter and more. 7:30 p.m., May 31 in Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center. Free to OSU students. $10 general admission in advance at, or at the door (cash and check only, please.)

My People’s Market: Oregon State is a sponsor for My People’s Market June 3-4 at The Redd on Salmon Street in SE Portland. It brings together more than 120 BIPOC-owned businesses — artisans, makers and food innovators, including several vendors receiving entrepreneurial support from OSU’s Food Innovation Center — to create pathways for entrepreneurs of color to connect with the travel industry and new market opportunities. Looking for a deeper opportunity? Volunteer

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Building Performance Session with Glumac Vice President Kameron Beeks: ASHRAE and ASCE is hosting Kameron Beeks, who will be speaking about the HVAC design and various techniques used for a new building project in Long Beach, California. This event will take place at 6 p.m., May 30 in Kearney Hall 312.

NEW! Environmental arts and humanities lecture: Writer M Jackson, author of “The Ice Sings Back” and other books, will speak on “The Secret Lives of Glaciers,” at 4 p.m., May 31 in Memorial Union 208 (La Raza). This is the keynote lecture at the end of the annual regional graduate student conference in Environmental Arts and Humanities.

NEW! Getting Your First Dam Job Zoom workshops: Still looking for a job post-graduation? Wondering why your resume isn’t getting you noticed by employers? The summer term virtual First Dam Job career workshop series (Aug. 1-3) will help you address these scenarios and more. Register for just one or all three of these virtual sessions to strengthen your resume and gain the skills you need to land your first full-time job. 5 p.m. Aug. 1, "Oops I still really need a job.” 5 p.m. Aug. 2, “Why is my resume not working?" 5 p.m., Aug. 3, “Yay, I got a job, now what?"

FURst Aid: Injury prevention and rehab for dogs and cats. Dave Meyer, certified veterinary technician and canine rehabilitation practitioner at the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, will overview small animal rehabilitation and injury prevention – think physical therapy skills for your pet. 5:15-6:15 p.m., May 30, online. Registration.

Center for Teaching and Learning Fellows Program 2023 showcase and discussion: Hear highlights from CTL Fellows in the Colleges of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; Engineering; Science; and Cascades. Then, join a discussion on what’s next in strengthening teaching and learning. Consider how partnering with the program can play a critical role in enhancing and innovating your college’s teaching faculty in the upcoming year. 10-10:50 a.m., June 12. Register now using ONID. Contact [email protected].

Core Curriculum for OSU managers and supervisors: The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all OSU 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; recognize when, and how, to provide equal opportunity & access to employees; and be familiar with the OSU resources and responsibilities relating to employee health, safety and well-being. Summer 2023 program: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. to noon Aug. 15-24, via Zoom. To learn more and register:

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 Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 courses and register here. There is a $100 fee to attend this workshop.

Take Note

NEW! Memorial Day: OSU Today will not publish Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day. We will resume publication May 30.

NEW! Mary Evelyn Tucker and Dekila Chungyalpa on Inner Nature: The latest episode of the Inner Nature podcast series features Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-director of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, in conversation with Dekila Chungyalpa, founder and director of the Loka Initiative. Listen here on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Inner Nature is produced by the Spring Creek Project and the Contemplative Studies Initiative.

Call for Blended Learning Fellowship Nominations: CTL is accepting nominations and self-nominations for a 2023-24 Blended Learning Faculty Fellow. The Fellow will have opportunities to be involved in faculty development around blended learning and will support CTL’s strategic goals of enhancing student success while developing a culture of teaching innovation. Apply by May 31. See call for blended fellowship nominations.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2023 Career Champions cohort. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. Please direct questions to Director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, complete the application form by June 9. 

Exemplary employees: OSU Exemplary Employee Award nominations are open now through May 31. This award recognizes work performance and service which goes above and beyond the standard expectations held for professional faculty and classified staff. One classified and one professional faculty employee will be honored at the University Day ceremonies with the presentation of a plaque and cash award of $500 each. Click here to learn about the nomination process and criteria.

Send a note to 2023 grads: This year’s graduates are about to begin an incredible new journey. Voice your encouragement, advice and congratulations as they begin to build their bright futures. Use the BEaver KIND submission form to send a short message to the Class of 2023 by June 9. 

Call for Nominations: The Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center is calling for nominations for our annual awards ceremony. We have our AYA Award, Student Leader Award, and the Feminist of Achievement award. If you would like to nominate a potential candidate, please fill out the form here: Nominations are due May 30. The awards ceremony will be held from 3-5 p.m., June 12 in the Journey Room in the Memorial Union. 

TRY-athlon: Faculty Staff Fitness is holding the 10th Annual TRY-athlon event. This event is a team-building fundraiser that brings faculty and staff together to compete for individual event or power team winner. The event is June 14 and registration is now open. Grab your team and sign up to swim, run, walk or both.

OSU Foundation announces Women’s Giving Circle grant awardees: Thirteen grants were awarded for 2023-24 by the OSU Women’s Giving Circle, ranging from $2,112 to expand English conversation partnership programs for international students to $9,960 to redefine digital literacy and career readiness competency for students at OSU-Cascades. To read about all 13 grants, click here. The next grant application deadline will be in January 2024.


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NEW! Spring Creek Project internship: The Spring Creek Project is hiring a Video, Sound and Media Productions Intern for next academic year. The position is open to students who have experience in sound and video editing. This intern will have the opportunity to work on many engaging projects, including our podcast, YouTube videos, and other media productions. Posting #P09873SE. Closes June 3. 

NEW! Metro Master Gardener Assistant Professor of Practice: OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Horticulture Extension invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position based in Oregon City that serves Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties. Apply to posting #P06916UF. Closes July 5.


“I have a lot of repression. So repression is what I make movies about." ~ Ang Lee

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 82, low of 53. Sunny through the weekend with some clouds Saturday.

Central Oregon: Sunny with a chance of showers today, high of 74, low of 50. Sunny through the weekend.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 67, low of 51. Mostly sunny this weekend.

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