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:

US-China competition to field military drone swarms could fuel global arms race (AP News)

Project coordinator Julie Adams, an Oregon State robotics professor, said swarm commanders in the exercise managed to choreograph up to 133 ground and air vehicles at a time. The drones were programmed with a set of tactics they could perform semi-autonomously, including indoor reconnaissance and simulated enemy kills.

Engineers in Oregon train dog robot to walk on moon (BBC News)

The LASSIE (Legged Autonomous Surface Science in Analog Environments) Project is formed by professionals from Nasa, Texas A&M University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

OSU celebrates groundbreaking of new research building (KEZI)

Oregon State University celebrated the groundbreaking of $213 million research building.

Happy and free (Democracy Paradox)

A piece co-written by David Bernell, associate professor of political science in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University. 

OSU's new cultural hub throws a party (Oregon Arts Watch)

The $75 million Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts – also known as PRAx – officially opened its doors on Oregon State University’s campus in Corvallis last Saturday, April 6, with an open house and its first headliner show.

Today's photos

Eclipse pics: Jennifer Moody, Ann Gaidos-Morgan, Michael Wolman, Pamela Stevenson and Dudley Shelton submitted these eclipse photos.We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Making the most of your office hours? Talking through the Academic Success Center’s Using Office Hours Effectively page in class can be a great first step to invite students to visit office hours and to encourage them to prepare for a successful visit. If you teach online, see Redesigning Office Hours for Asynchronous Online Courses.


Grad Career Week: What comes next in your professional journey after you complete your master's degree or Ph.D.? Grad Career Week, April 15-19, helps you explore your options. Join us for a series of workshops designed to help you learn more about careers both inside and outside academia, how to add GTA experience to your resume and details about navigating the postdoc experience. Learn more and register:

Film studies event: Nabil Boudraa, professor of French and Francophone studies in the School of Language, Culture, and Society, will present Algerian Cinema: The Seventh Art as a Medium for Resistance, in room 213 of the Memorial Union at 4 p.m., April 15. 

Masculinity Mondays Discussion Group: This is a space for conversation around masculinity and the ways our society’s perception of masculinity affects us. The discussion group gathers bi-weekly (even-numbered weeks) Mondays from 4-5 p.m. in Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center.


NEW! Book Study and Mindfulness Class: Training in Compassion. In this practice-centered book study led by Hemant Bhanoo, participants engage with the points and slogans for generating compassion and resilience from the book "Training in Compassion" by Norman Fischer. Drop-ins welcome with or without the book. Noon to 1 p.m., Wednesdays through May 29. Purchase a one-class passContact us.

Water is Power: The Gila River Project. Join artist Joel Slayton and scientist Lisa Johanson as they share their work on the Gila River Project, which investigates one of America’s most expansive ecosystems. They will share details about their mobile laboratory/studio and location-based research, which explores the complex connections between natural and artificial challenges to the river and the environmental and human adaptations shaping its future. 4 p.m. April 16 at Detrick Hall in PRAx.

Film Screening of The Wonder and the WorryTickets on sale now for a sneak preview of “The Wonder and the Worry,” at 7 p.m., April 17-18 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. This documentary film traces the fragmentation and upheaval in photojournalism and its impact on the world’s most iconic publication: National Geographic magazine. The film delves into digital disruption and the power of environmental storytelling as it follows the intertwined careers of Chris Johns, OSU alumnus and former National Geographic editor, and his daughter Louise, a working freelance photographer. Tickets $10; students $5.

Beats n’ Breath- Yoga Flow by Candlelight: Embrace the winter darkness with movement by candlelight. This class integrates an inspiring playlist and an all-levels flow to energize the body and align the breath. Guided by Jessica Mylan  7:30-9 p.m., Fridays, April 19 and May 17,at Marigold. Purchase 1 Class Pass or $15 for Drop-In. Pre-register here. Contact us.

OSUAA Parent and Family Spring Social: Whether your family is new to university life or goes back generations with Oregon State, join the OSU Alumni Association at the International Living-Learning Center from 5-6:30 p.m. May 3 for a fun and casual event where you can mingle with fellow Beaver families and enjoy good food, music and drinks. Register today at

Family Business awards: The Excellence in Family Business Awards, hosted by the Center for Family Enterprise at Oregon State University, will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., May 7 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. The event will honor a number of awardees including business owners and students. The awards spotlight the impactful work of family businesses and celebrate the backbone of our community's economy and heritage. To register, click here.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

CTL QT Talk: Mentoring and Supporting Students in Experiential Learning. OSU strives to provide experiential learning opportunities for our students. Through healthy mentorship and support, we can build thriving learning communities around these transformational experiences. Come discuss mentoring students on projects outside of the traditional classroom environment. Presenter: Kenneth C. Walsh, College of Science. 11-11:50 a.m., April 16, Austin 126. Zoom registrationIn-person registration.

Water Resources Science Seminar Series: "Assessing the condition of the nation's waters: How can stable isotopes help?" presented by Renee Brooks of the Corvallis EPA. This seminar occurs from 4-5 p.m. April 17 in Burt Hall 193 or on Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Contact [email protected] for Zoom details.

Dominant Design and Disruptive Production Innovation Seminar: Frank Koppenhagen, visiting professor in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering (MIME), will give an overview of his responsibilities and activities at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Koppenhagen will introduce new perspectives on disruptive product innovation based on the creation of a dominant design. He will speak from 4-5 p.m. April 17 in Rogers 226.

Controller’s Unit policy program: Please join us for a training session related to the Controller’s Unit Policy Program from 1-2 p.m., April 22 via Zoom. Learn how to navigate the CU Policy Program website, access policies and resources, submit a policy request and stay informed.

2024 CEOAS Earth Day Lecture: Bold Solutions, Better Planet. Three alums from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences will challenge the notion that disasters are "natural” and address how deeply divided societies understand, prepare for and cope with environmental change and disasters. Attendees will learn how humans’ relationship with their communities and natural environments affect how they experience climate change, and how engaging and empowering vulnerable communities in decision-making can address health inequalities and prevent disasters. 6 p.m., April 25 (virtual). More information and registration at

Take Note

NEW! Spring Classes at Marigold: Join us at Marigold: The OSU Center for Contemplative Practice for a new term of weekly classes, including gentle and flow yoga, mindfulness and quiet meditation, exploring consciousness, body poetry yoga and regular special events. Instructors weave contemplative philosophy and movement in welcoming classes that strengthen the body, soothe the mind, and enliven the spirit. Check out the class schedulepurchase passes or apply for an OSU Undergraduate ScholarshipContact us.

NEW! Celebrating 40 years: Congratulations to Dudley Chelton, university distinguished professor emeritus, for reaching 40 years of service at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others by clicking on their name. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

Spring Bike Challenge, May 1-31, 2024, Corvallis Campus: Form a team of friends, co-workers or classmates to join OSU's annual Spring Bike Challenge. Teams ride in a friendly campus-wide competition to see who can bike the most days in May. All biking skill levels are welcome. Find details and registration information on the Spring Bike Challenge webpage, or email [email protected] with questions.

Taste Sensitivity Study: We are looking for participants for a research study examining how hunger state influences taste sensitivities to carbohydrates. Participants must be healthy, non-smokers and non-diabetic, aged 18-45. The study will involve performing taste sensitivity tests before and after eating a provided meal. Email [email protected] for more information. Study name: Oral Glucose SensingPI: Juyun Lim.

Mental Health Refresh: Join CAPS this April 15-May 15 to provide inspiration and support to our OSU community to engage in mental health-related activities, events, advocacy and learning. If you are hosting a mental health-related event this spring, please consider using the tag MHrefresh in the OSU Events Calendar and your event will be featured in the calendar on the Mental Health Refresh webpage. Visit the marketing materials Box folder to download a badge for your poster and more. This will add your event to the shared calendar of events found at

Comprehensive student health insurance is available: Enrollment is open through Monday, April 15. Domestic, Ecampus and PharmD students can easily sign up for the OSU Student Health Insurance Plan from PacificSource. The plan provides access to a vast network of local and nationwide care providers. Questions: [email protected].

Philosophy Conference Call For Papers: Papers are now being accepted for a philosophy conference on "The Big Ideas: What Shapes Our World, The Way We Think, and Our Lives." All undergrads and grads, regardless of major, are encouraged to submit papers of a philosophical nature between 5-12 pages to be presented in person on May 4; application deadline is 11:59 p.m., April 13. Submit papers here and contact us at [email protected] with questions.

Anytime Anywhere: TELUS Health. Help connect the students you serve with 24/7 mental health support. Anytime Anywhere: TELUS Health is an app that gives all OSU students, including Ecampus students, 24/7 access by text or phone with a licensed mental health counselor, 24/7. There is no charge to students to use this service. Request print and digital marketing materials to share with students by clicking Please share the website with students you serve:

Retirement Benefits: Learn how to make the most of the Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans that are offered by OSU. Personalized, one-on-one consultations are available at no additional cost to OSU employees (student employees do not qualify for this service). Virtual appointments are available. Fidelity and TIAA are currently scheduling on-campus, one-on-one appointments through June 2024. Fidelity: Justin Blatny; schedule at (Employer Name = Oregon Public Universities). TIAA: AJ Martinez, CFP; schedule at OSGP (Voya): Wes Handley; schedule at

Student Alumni Ambassador applications open: Encourage students to apply to become Student Alumni Ambassadors with the OSUAA, receiving a $2,000 scholarship and developing leadership skills in a one-of-a-kind student cohort. Applications close April 29. Apply online at

Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) presenter registration is now open: SPS is an annual poster session for undergraduates from all departments, all years of study and all stages of research to share their work. SPS 2024 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, May 16 in the MU Ballroom. Students who wish to present can register by clicking here to showcase their projects before Wednesday, May 1. We encourage you all to let your students know about this great opportunity to share their work. For more information, visit our Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) webpage or contact [email protected].

Bring Your Kids to Campus Day: Registration is now open on the BYKTCD website. The Family Resource Center is excited to welcome you to this fun family day on Friday, April 19. This OSU community event is a way to celebrate family, the importance of education, and to highlight campus as a place where parents can share their work and studies, and families may spend the day together.

OSU Sustainable Transportation Newsletter: Get quarterly updates on local, sustainable transportation initiatives, services and events delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up now and stay in the loop on sustainable options at OSU. Questions? Email [email protected].

Registration open for Oregon Educators’ Summit: The College of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education, has announced that registration for the Equitable Accelerated Learning K-8 (ALK-8) statewide summit is now open to all Oregon public school educators. The summit will be held Aug. 6-7 on the Corvallis campus. The two-day event will feature ALK-8 working groups and professional learning for all Oregon educators. Participants will learn about innovative, field-initiated and piloted classroom-based resources and professional development materials reflecting the knowledge and expertise of Oregon literacy and mathematics leaders. Registration and more information:


This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: To apply for the below positions, visit unless otherwise specified.

NEW! Program Specialist: This position will plan events, meet with community partners and facilitate educational programs (service projects, workshops, community dialogues, Alternative Spring Breaks, etc.). Student employees will gain experience in solving complex problems, verbal/written communication, teamwork and learn about leadership, social change and justice. Students are expected to work an average of 15-20 hours per week. We also have Program Leader positions available. Those appointed to this role will train, advise, mentor and support CEL staff in addition to planning and facilitating events. These employees will collaborate in a team-based work environment and aid in building and maintaining community relationships. Apply now: Closes April 28. For more information, call 541-737-3041 or email Libia Marqueza Castro at [email protected].

NEW! Marketing and Communications Manager: University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Marketing and Communications Manager. Posting #P07968UF. Closes May 2.


"April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks, “Go!” ~ Christopher Morley

Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 56, low of 37. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 54, low of 30. Partly sunny tomorrow. 

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 54, low of 39. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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