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:


How to elevate your cider game (Paste Magazine)

Are you “cider curious?” In a recent consumer market research study the Northwest Cider Association conducted with Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center, researchers defined “cider curious” as “those who purchase cider on occasion but do not routinely seek out cider as their drink of choice.” 

Whether cesarean or vaginal, childbirth experiences greatly affected by 'dehumanizing' treatment, study finds (MedXpress)

Whether delivering via cesarean or vaginally, patients' overall experiences and perceptions of childbirth are largely determined by the kind of treatment they receive from their medical providers and whether they feel seen and heard, a recent Oregon State University study has found.

World's foremost authority on solar sheep advising Wyoming $500 million solar farm (Cowboy State Daily)

One of the most important consultants on a proposed Wyoming energy project is a sheep expert from Oregon. When Florida-based BrightNight LLC decided to develop its 500-megawatt solar farm near Glenrock, Wyoming, in a way to also graze sheep on the same land, they wanted to stay true to the local landowner’s sheep herding practices. Enter Oregon State University Associate Professor Chad Higgins, the world’s foremost authority in the world on using land for both agriculture and solar power.

Bob's Red Mill founder Bob Moore has died (Tasting Table)

Moore worked alongside his wife, Charlee, to ensure future generations have resources to continue their passion. The back-to-roots style of eating they both advocated enjoys continued support at Oregon State University's College of Health and Human Sciences, where the couple funded the Moore Family for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition, and Preventive Health.


Today's photo

Proud moment: Graduate research assistant Hannah Sawyer says, “This is postdoc Dawn Barlow of the Marine Mammal Institute showing a rare version of one of her published manuscripts: the paper version in a printed journal. Specifically, this is her paper, Temporal occurrence of three blue whale populations in New Zealand waters from passive acoustic monitoring, published in Journal of Mammalogy. Additionally, the cover picture of the printed journal is from her paper as well. Great moment.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for powerful professional development? Apply to join a spring term learning community for OSU instructional faculty. Consider participation in either the Teaching and AI Faculty Learning Community or the Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community. Both cohorts begin in April and will blend Zoom meetings with online learning activities. Apply by Feb. 26. Funding provided.


SPP Plant Sale: Get your sweetheart something that will last past February and buy them a plant instead of flowers. Swing by Bexell Hall 418 and check out the wide variety of houseplants available. Feb. 12 until sold out. Prices listed are suggested donations. Cash, check or Venmo payments are accepted. Email [email protected]u if you have any questions. 

Sustainable Scandinavia: Exploring Sustainable Communities in Denmark and Sweden. Join OSU faculty leaders Ann Scheerer and Kim Townsend from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a 6-credit, two-week program exploring the concept of sustainable development through the policies and culture of Scandinavia from Sept. 10-24. Attend one of two info sessions: 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. on Feb. 12 in StAg 240 or via Zoom. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture and Crop Soil Science Winter 2024 Seminar Series at noon, Feb. 12 in ALS 4001 or via Zoom. This week’s topic will be “Research related to organic practices and environmental impact — a review," presented by Marina Oriel, Oregon Tilth. The event is free and open to the public. Visit our website for the full schedule and Zoom information:

OSU International Film Festival: Common Ground. Watch all three installments of "Common Ground," a series of short documentaries focused on Oregon’s marine reserves. 6 p.m., Feb. 12 at Darkside Cinema in Corvallis; admission is free.

Telescope event: The Astronomy Club at OSU is hosting a James Webb Space Telescope event on Monday, Feb. 12 in LINC 100 on the Oregon State campus (and Zoom). Doors open and pizza will be available at 6:30 p.m., with an official start time and presentations at 7 p.m.

Combating Isolation and Loneliness: As humans, we’re hardwired for social connection. While relationships can bring a great deal of meaning and fulfillment, making and maintaining them is sometimes easier said than done. Join this gathering to talk about how to combat isolation and loneliness. We will also discuss strategies for maintaining your well-being along the way. Feb. 12 and Feb. 27. Sign up in Lyra Learn:


NEW! OSU SACNAS Chapter pan dulce fundraising event: Heart-shaped conchas and churros sale. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 14 in the SEC Plaza. Treat your sweetheart while supporting students in Society for Advancement of Chicanos/LatinX and Native Americans in Science Chapter. Contact: Jimena Caballero Ignacio [email protected].

NEW! "No Future": A New Play by Sophie Brown. OSU Theatre presents No Future, a new play written, directed and designed by OSU students that explores the complexity of friendship and art while celebrating the music and spirit of the early punk scene. "No Future" runs from Feb. 14-17 at Common Fields in downtown Corvallis. Tickets are available here.

NEW! Tuition Forums: The University Budget Committee, Office of Budget and Resource Planning and the Student Fees Committee are offering a series of forums to discuss the tuition-setting process, tuition rate scenarios for FY25 and to answer any questions about tuition and the university budget. The forums will be held from 5-6 p.m., Feb. 15 in MU 221 and from 2-3 p.m., Feb. 16 in MU 215. Or register to view on Zoom. More info and the forum schedule are available at

Growing into the Family Business: Next Generation Leaders’ Perspectives. Please join us for our February Family Business 360 event, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, on growing into the family business with two next-gen leaders, hosted by the OSU Center for Family Enterprise. This event will feature Kelsey Scotch, corporate recruiting manager of Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc and Chris Thompson, vice president of truck sales for TEC Equipment. Register here.

PFLA Networking event: Valentine’s Day speed networking on Zoom. Get to know colleagues at this fun networking session using a "speed dating" format with short, rotating break-out groups. Wear your best Valentine's attire or colors to be entered in a drawing for fun prizes. 2-3 p.m., Feb. 14 on Zoom. Registration is required.

PRIDE (Queerness & Fashion): DAMChic Winter Launch Party. Join us for a night all about self-expression through the lens of fashion. Hosted in the MU Ballroom, there will be a fashion show and drag show to celebrate the winter magazine launch. 5-7:30 p.m., Feb. 23. 

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! EMT Seminars: Dr. Gordon Mills, OHSU, will speak on “Improving Patient Outcomes Through Precision Oncology,” at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 13 via Zoom.

NEW! Care Talks, Financial Wellness: Tax Tips. This talk will break down the federal tax reporting system and remove the mystery of the tax return. You will learn to use deductions, exemptions and strategies to save tax dollars 10 a.m., Feb. 14, via Zoom. Register today.

NEW! Random Review: Karen Holmberg, associate professor of literature and creative writing in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, will discuss Shelby Van Pelt’s popular novel “Remarkably Bright Creatures” as part of the library’s Random Review series, noon, Feb. 14. The program will take place in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Main Meeting Room.

NEW! Floor Monitor Training: Training for floor monitors and building managers on roles and responsibilities when evacuating their building. Training is the second Wednesday every month at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Sign up for Zoom Floor Monitor Training at:

NEW! Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series: "Coastal Engineering With Nature At The Interface Between Best Available Science, Engineering, Management, & Community Need," presented by Megan Wengrove of Oregon State University. 4-5 p.m., Feb. 14 in Bexell 328 or on Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Contact [email protected] for Zoom details.

NEW! Writing Effective Interview Questions workshop: Available for the first time from 2-4 p.m., Feb. 19. Take a deeper dive into interview design by learning how to write effective behavioral interview questions — register here. This two-hour Zoom workshop provides guidelines and best practices plus an opportunity to write and edit your own interview questions in groups. Two continuing education credits for OSU search advocates. For questions or accommodations please contact Anne Gillies ([email protected] or 541-760-6160). Instructors: Yas Rivera (Equal Opportunity and Access) and Anne Gillies (Human Resources – Search Advocate Program).

Gearing Up for Gardening: "Yes, Climate is Changing — Learning to Garden in a Changing Climate," Joleen Schilling, Chemeketa Community College Dept. of Horticulture. Come to the Corvallis-Benton County Library and get free gardening tips from local experts. Noon, Feb. 13. Presentations are free and open to everyone. Co-sponsored by the Benton County Master Gardener Association and the Corvallis-Benton County Library.

Gardening webinar: The wildly popular Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series returns in 2024, with nine monthly free webinars designed for the experienced gardener. This year, we’re turning our attention to getting better at growing food. Read more about the whole series and then sign up for our first webinar, Growing Hot and Cold: Successful Vegetable Gardening in Any Season, featuring cool weather veggies. Noon, Feb. 13. Nicole Sanchez of OSU’s Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center along with Lisa Rayburn of North Carolina State University are presenting this month in this statewide Master Gardener program series. 

Food, Culture and Biodiversity in Ecuador: Join OSU faculty leaders Dave Stone and Evie Smith from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Extension for a 4-credit, two-week program in Ecuador from June 18-July 13. Zoom info session at 3 p.m., Feb. 13. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

Wine & Chocolate: Elizabeth Tomasino, an associate professor of enology in the Department of Food Science and Technology at OSU, will be giving a one-hour talk and tasting in pairing wine and chocolate. 6-7 p.m., Feb. 14 in Corvallis and 4-5 p.m. Feb. 17 in Portland. For more details follow the link.

The New Ph.D.: How to Build a Better Graduate Education. Registration is open for the public lecture with Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University. He will be presenting from his latest book "The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education." 11 a.m. to noon, Feb. 29, MU Horizon Room. Space is limited.

FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: How do you approach a challenge? FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new workshop presented by the Office of University Human Resources that dives deep into the way that we solve problems together. This engaging 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. This new two-hour workshop for OSU employees is offered on a monthly basis. View upcoming workshops and enroll here

UPDATED! 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 Spring 2024 course via Zoom and register here. Fee of $255.

OSU Food Drive

The OSU Food Drive is happening in the month of February. To see a full list of fundraising activities and events, please see the Food Drive Events Calendar.

NEW! School of Life Sciences Farmers Market: Join us for houseplants, baked goods, home-canned products, hand-crafted items and fresh flower bouquets. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 14 in Coast Range Building 2008, 4575 SW Research Way (off campus). Plenty of parking. For more information, contact [email protected].

NEW! College of Forestry Valentine's Day Silent Auction: The in-person silent auction makes a return on Feb. 14 with new, gently used and handmade items perfect for gifting (or not). Sales and bidding start at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. in the PFSC Atrium. For more information, contact [email protected].

NEW! EESS Plant Sale: The Ecological Engineering Student Society is holding a plant sale for the Food Drive 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 14 outside Gilmore Hall. Plants are grown on campus by EESS students and prices start at $2.

Cookie sale: Craving something sweet? Decorate cookies on Feb. 13 generously donated by New Morning Bakery in Gilmore 116 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $3 donation per cookie. For questions, contact [email protected].

Sweets & Treats Silent Auction: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 13, Crop Science 119. Come and bid on some sweet treats, just in time for Valentine's Day. Bidding ends at 3 p.m. and winners will be notified right after auction ends. Questions? Email [email protected].

Bake Sale: OSU Libraries & Press is hosting a bake sale to raise money for the OSU Food Drive. The OSULP Bake Sale is happening 2:30-4 p.m., Feb. 13, in the main floor lobby of the Valley Library. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. Venmo and cash donations accepted.

Sweet & Savory Bake Sale: Head over to Nash 104 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 13-14 for some sweet and savory treats just in time for Valentine's Day. Individually wrapped treats provided by the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences Department. Small treats are $1, large treats are $3. All proceeds go to the Linn-Benton Food Share. For questions, please contact [email protected].

Soup Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 14, Richardson Hall second floor knuckle. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Printing and Mailing is collecting food donations: Campus Mail will be dropping off collection bags in your mailboxes; just leave any contributions in the bag in your mail area and we will pick them up. Collection starts Feb. 5 and the last pickup will be Friday, Feb. 23. If you don’t receive a bag and want one, please email [email protected]. We will also be collecting food at our 4700 SW Research Way location. Each donation at Research Way will earn your name in a drawing to win one of our fabulous up-cycled used-banner bags. 

Dodgeball Tournament: Help raise money for the Linn Benton Food Share 1-6 p.m., Feb. 25, in McAlexander Fieldhouse on the basketball courts. Teams of eight will compete against each other in a 16-team bracket to win the trophy. Registration deadline is Feb. 21 and is $40 for an entire team. Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

Printing and Mailing's Dart, Putt & Toss Tournament: Show us your skills playing darts, putting on the green and/or cornhole skills. We will be holding the games all month; $5 will enter you in the game of your choice. Weekly prizes will be given to the top scorers in each game. At the end of the month prizes will be given to second and third place in each game plus weekly first-place winners will play off for the grand prize. For information, [email protected].

Quilt and Art Prize Drawing: The College of Forestry invites you to visit the prize-drawing website or stop by the CoF Helpdesk (Peavy Forest Science Center 209) to view items and/or purchase tickets, from Feb. 1-29. The prize drawing will be held at noon, Feb. 29. For questions, contact [email protected].

BEE Annual PB&J Bar: Stop by Gilmore Hall 116 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. throughout the month of February to make your own PB&J. Suggested donation of $3. Many thanks to the generous bread donation from New Morning Bakery, which will allow the event to continue all month. For questions, contact [email protected].

Card Sale: Purchase beautiful photo and pressed-leaf cards handmade by BPP Senior Faculty Research Assistant Zuzana Vejlupkova. Feb. 1-29 in Cordley Hall 2503 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $3 each or four for $10. Cash or check. All proceeds will benefit the Linn Benton Food Share. For questions, contact [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! Scholarships available: Applications for PCOSW scholarships to fund FY24 projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach or creative projects related to gender equity issues. Applications are due Feb. 21. Visit our website for more details. Apply for a scholarship. Please have a budget outline and project justification statement prepared before beginning the application. Questions? Contact [email protected].

NEW! Spring Creek faculty residence: OSU faculty members working on writing or research projects aligned with the mission of the Spring Creek Project are invited to apply for a summer faculty residency at Shotpouch Cabin. Projects at the intersection of environmental studies and writing, art, music, the humanities or social sciences may be a good fit. Applications sent via Submittable require a one-page narrative letter. Deadline: 11:59 p.m., March 4. Learn more and apply. 

NEW! Breaking Barriers awards: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW), the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) and OSU Athletics are pleased to solicit nominations for the 2024 Breaking Barriers Awards, a recognition of the accomplishments and impact of those who have worked to advance gender equity at OSU. We welcome nominations of people who have made influential contributions to our community for the four Breaking Barriers awards. For more information about these categories, see the Breaking Barriers websiteSubmit a nomination by Feb. 26. Questions? Contact [email protected].

NEW! Community for the Advancement of Antiracist Instruction applications: The Community for the Advancement of Antiracist Instruction (CAAI) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2024 Cohort. CAAI is a learning community of OSU instructors and GTAs interested in exploring and implementing antiracist practices in the classroom. Full call for applications here:

NEW! Ready, Set, AI: Join the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Academic Technologies (AT) for a Spring ‘24 faculty learning community addressing artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on higher education. We will explore how we respond to the immediate impact of AI in education, develop proactive strategies and hear from students and experts. See the call for participation. Apply by Feb. 26. Funding provided. 

NEW! Internationalization grant: The deadline for the 2023-24 Internationalization Grant has been extended to 5 p.m., Feb. 16. Grants of up to $5,000 are offered for projects that advance internationalization within one of three tracks, aligned with “Prosperity Widely Shared”: Research and Innovation; Global and Intercultural Learning; and Career and Workforce Development. Eligibility varies by track but includes academic faculty, professional faculty, INTO OSU employees and student organizations. Full details are available on the website.

NEW! 25 Year Club: Congratulations to Steve Reese, Radiation Center director and associate professor, for being inducted into the 25 Year Club at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others inducted into the club by clicking on their name. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

Climate Change Anxiety Survey: Feelings of distress because of climate change have become a growing concern, especially among younger generations. Sabine Huemer, professor of practice at the School of Psychological Science at OSU, is examining climate change anxiety among OSU students to help tailor intervention programs. Amrita Menon (biology and psychology) and Isabelle Hall (biochemistry) are two undergraduate student collaborators through the URSA-Engage program. OSU student 18+ are encouraged to participate in this anonymous survey:

Instructional faculty opportunity: Apply to join the Spring ’24 Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community sponsored by CTL and Academic Technologies. We’ll explore pedagogical strategies, useful ed tech tools and development of resiliency to thrive in your teaching. Funding provided. See the call for participation. Apply by Feb. 26.

Hope Grows Here study recruitment: The Moore Family Center (COH) is recruiting participants for Hope Grows Here, a gardening and nutrition education program for cancer survivors. If you are an adult cancer survivor who has completed your primary cancer treatment and are interested in learning to grow your own vegetable garden with the support of a Master Gardener mentor, please visit the Hope Grows Here website to learn more and take the eligibility survey.

Lactation consulting: OSU employees and students can now access one month of virtual lactation consulting at no cost through Simplifed, a partner of MilkStork. Simplifed provides convenient, online, HIPAA-compliant support for breast/chestfeeding and infant nutrition from board-certified lactation consultants. Users can read consultant bios and select a professional who fits their preferences. Simplifed will not bill your insurance. There is no cost to you. To learn more about this service and how it works, click here. To access this support and other lactation resources, visit OSU’s MilkStork Portal. For questions, please email [email protected].

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Shelter. Seeking appropriate shelter is critical in times of disaster. Sheltering is appropriate when conditions require you to seek protection in your home, place of employment or other location when disaster strikes. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here:

$15K of funding available: The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span six months or less, beginning in March 2024. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 28.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Multi-use path: As part of the Washington Way Improvement project, the multi-use path on the south side of SW Washington Way will be closed between SW 30th and SW 35th Street on Monday, Feb. 12 to allow for construction work near the 30th Street intersection.


NEW! OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Administrative Office Manager position based at the OSU Extension Service Clatsop County office in Astoria. This is a 12-month, full-time, professional faculty position with an anticipated starting salary of $61,400-$67,800, commensurate with skills, education and experience. Posting #P07767UF. Full consideration Feb. 23. Closes March 24.

NEW! The Oregon State University Treasury Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Treasury Analyst. This position is remote eligible. The recommended full-time salary range is $60,000-70,000/year. Posting #P07758UF. Full consideration Feb. 23. Closes March 4.  

NEW! OSU Division of Extension and Engagement’ s Extension Family & Community Health (FCH) Program invites applications for an FCH/SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator position that will serve Jackson and Josephine Counties. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position that will be based at the OSU Extension Service Josephine County office in Grants Pass. The primary focus of this position is SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education) and EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Program), federally funded nutrition education and obesity prevention programs targeting SNAP-eligible audiences. Posting #P07759UF. Closes March 8.


"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt." ~ Charles Schultz

Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 51, low of 33. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny today, high of 47, low of 27. Sunny Tuesday.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 50, low of 38. Sunny tomorrow.

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