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:

OSU celebrates thousands of graduates in 154th graduating class (KEZI)

It was the end of one chapter and the beginning of another for the thousands of Oregon State University students that graduated on Saturday. (see also Gazette-TimesKCBY)

Legislators propose child tax credit in early childhood budget plan (Oregon Capital Chronicle) 

About 60% of Oregonians with young children spend one-fifth of their monthly income on child care, and 54% of Oregon employers say lack of child care access makes it harder to hire and retain workers, an Oregon State University study found.

Oregon Legislature confirms six new members for the Oregon State Board of Trustees (The Skanner)

The Oregon Legislature on Friday confirmed the appointment of six new members for the Oregon State University Board of Trustees.


OSU offers tips to grads on how to stay safe on graduation night (KEZI)

Students at Oregon State University are set to graduate on June 17, but amidst the congratulations the university’s public safety office is reminding the soon-to-be-grads to stay safe while partying on graduation night.

Southern Baptist Convention votes to expel two churches with female pastors — a religion scholar explains how far back these battles go (The Conversation)

A piece by Susan Shaw, professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

The US will send depleted uranium munitions to Ukraine — a health physicist explains what that means (Salon)

A piece by Kathryn Higley, Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Oregon State University.

Chronicling Celilo Falls childhood: Indigenous elder's memoir 'My name is LaMoosh' remembers vanished way of life (Columbian)

“She thought we were all gone,” Meanus says in “My Name Is LaMoosh,” a short memoir about her tribal childhood in the rapidly modernizing Columbia River Gorge. The book was published this spring by Oregon State University Press with editorial help from Confluence, the Vancouver-based educational nonprofit that highlights the multicultural history of the Columbia River and its people.

Wet, cold weather throws wrinkle into weed management (Capital Press)

Late planting is associated with lower weed pressure because mechanically harrowing beds before crop seeding takes out much of the first generation weeds, said Joel Felix, an Oregon State University weed scientist.

Mystery orcas with bulbous heads wash up dead in unexplained mass stranding (Live Science)

"I think there's a good possibility here that this Type D killer whale could be one of the largest undescribed species left on the planet," Robert Pitman, a marine ecologist at Oregon State University, told Live Science.

Today's photo

Celebrate! More than 7,300 students graduated from Oregon State University on Saturday during its 154th commencement ceremony at Reser Stadium on the Corvallis campus. Photo by Katterlea MacGregor. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Getting ready to teach in Summer ‘23 and looking for guidance on use of ChatGPT and other AI tools? See Summer Steps to Take for Teaching with AI and ChatGPT and Other AI Tools: Implications for Teaching and Learning.


Transfer services manager: Three candidates have been invited to on-campus interviews for the Transfer Services Manager position in Admissions. Candidate presentations and Q&A will be as follows: Candidate 1, 9:10 a.m., June 20, Furman Hall 101; Candidate 2, 1:10 p.m., June 20, Furman Hall 101; Candidate 3, 9:10 a.m., June 27, Furman Hall 101. The Zoom link for these sessions is For feedback: Contact Joy Jorgensen [email protected] for candidate information.

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].

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

HMSC Science on Tap: Elissa Connolly-Randazzo, a Coastal Outreach Fellow with Ocean/Coastal Service Division Department of Land and Conservation Development, will present a public talk titled “Oregon’s Beaches & Dunes,” 6 p.m., June 20. Join in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Webinar link or call: +1 971 247 1195. Webinar ID: 965 2098 2838. Click here for more information.


Sibling Synergy at Work: Join the Center for Family Enterprise at 8:30 a.m., June 21 via Zoom for our Family Business 360 event. Hear from Joseph Sullivan, co-founder of Alyrica Networks, who will be sharing his experience working with his siblings and how they have worked to foster a synergistic work environment. Register here.

NEW! Care Talks, Caring for aging loved ones: "Forever homes: Safety & well home modifications for older adults." 89% of older Americans prefer to stay living in their homes as long as possible. We’ll take a Peter Pan house (a home built for someone who is never going to age) and go room by room showing you how to make your home or your loved one's home safe, healing spaces for a lifetime. 10 a.m., June 21. Register today.

NEW! OSU Beaver Dads: Join other self-identified dads from around the Corvallis campus to talk about parenting, work and everything in between. Lunch will be provided. This is a time for informal conversation, so come late or leave early if you need, ask questions of other dads, share experiences/stories/resources and more. Noon to 1:30 p.m., June 21, MU 215. Facilitated by Tarron Anderson. Questions about OSU Beaver Dads or want to be on the OSU Beaver Dads Listserv? Email Kristi King, [email protected], with the Family Resource Center.

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.


NEW! Care Talks, Your healthy lifestyle: "Healthy meal planning." Learn how to feed your family healthy foods on a budget, how to identify healthy foods and how to incorporate them into your meals. We will discuss portion control and instruct on how to read and understand food labels. 10 a.m., June 22. Register today.


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

Social justice education: Social Justice Education Initiative workshops are open for registration through Fall '23. The SJEI is a foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey. Learn more, see the schedule and register for remote Tier One Platform & Tier Two Next Level workshops here. Interested in this development for your unit? Contact SJEI director Jane Waite for further information: [email protected].

UHR workshop: FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new workshop presented by University Human Resources that dives deep into the way that we solve problems together. The workshop helps people learn more about their own mindset, learn appreciation for how colleagues work, and together be able create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. University Human Resources is offering this new two-hour workshop to OSU employees on a monthly basis. Find upcoming workshops and enroll here. A $40 fee covers materials. Contact [email protected] for more information.

On-Demand Webinar from TIAA: Equally Prepared: Financial planning for the LGBTQ+ community. Financial planning is important for everyone to explore in order to prepare you and your loved ones for the future. Learn more about financial basics and prepare yourself for that future by managing day-to-day finances, tackling your debt, balancing your financial priorities, learning more about retirement planning, understanding lifetime income, educating yourself on estate planning and implementing financial tools and resources available from TIAA.

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.

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.

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.

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! Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Pets in Disaster. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or earthquake is directly related to your level of emergency planning. Whether you decide to stay in place in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. Keep in mind that what is best for you is also typically best for your animals. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here:

NEW! Policy updates: Fiscal policies for University Credit CardsTravelMeals, Refreshments & Events and Agricultural Research Foundation have been updated. Please see the FPP website for more information and contact the Policy Steward listed on each policy with any questions.

NEW! The Alumni Center makes your event a breeze: At the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, you get peace of mind and full enjoyment of your special day. Leave the setup and tear-down to us and let our team bring your special occasions to life with outstanding event planning support, audiovisual tech assistance and a comfortable, climate-controlled atmosphere. Reserve your space

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.

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Madison Avenue: As part of the Upper Division & Graduate Student Housing project, the roadway and sidewalk median on SW Madison Avenue between SW Ninth and SW 11th Streets will be closed through July 3. The sidewalks on the north side of Madison Avenue and the east side of 11th Street will remain closed through Dec. 31. The sidewalk on the south side Madison will remain open. In addition, several city parking spaces along the west side of SW 11th Street near the intersection with NW Monroe Avenue will be closed through Dec. 31 to allow for construction activities. (View map.)

Student Legacy Park: Student Legacy Park, including all fields, tennis facilities, basketball court and sand volleyball courts will be closed for resurfacing and turf replacement starting on Monday, June 19 and continuing through the summer. The sidewalk on the north side of Washington Way directly adjacent to Student Legacy Park will also be closed. Other possible impacts include noise, dust and mud near the construction site.

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 Outreach Program Coordinator: OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a 4-H Youth Development Outreach Program Coordinator position serving Union County and based in La Grande. 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 #P07001UF. Closes July 6.

NEW! General Maintenance Mechanic: Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. This position will perform skilled journey-level work in the fabrication, maintenance and repair of machinery and physical plant operating equipment and systems and performs related work as required. The primary responsibilities of this position are the operation of the seawater system and related equipment and all other general maintenance at Hatfield Marine Science Center. In addition, this position will identify and evaluate equipment renewal, repairs and preventative and scheduled maintenance. This is a full-time, 12-month classified position. Posting #P04236CT. Closes July 19.


“I always imagined I would have a life very different from the one that was imagined for me, but I understood from a very early time that I would have to revolt in order to make that life. Now I am convinced that in any creativity there exists this element of revolt.” Leonor Fini

Corvallis: Showery during the early part of the week, slowly turning to sunshine as temperatures warm into the upper 70s by week's end.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny becoming mostly sunny by Friday, with highs in the mid 70s.

Newport: Showers turning to sunny skies with gradual warming.

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