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:

It's official: An Oregon peak will now be known as 'Mount Halo' (OPB News)

David Lewis, an assistant professor of anthropology and ethnic and Indigenous studies at Oregon State University, and a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, suggested the name Mount Halo. Lewis said while some people have defended the swastika as a universal symbol for many cultures, its more recent associations are troubling. (see also CNN)

Donors to Oregon State University make a record-breaking 7,700 gifts totaling $2.1 million in 24 hours (OSU News)

The Oregon State University community set a record making more than 7,700 gifts totaling over $2.1 million during Dam Proud Day, the university’s annual day of giving.

New Oregon State University-Cascades dean Sherman Bloomer excited to get to work (Bend Bulletin)

As a geologist and oceanographer who studied volcanoes, Sherman Bloomer couldn’t ask for a much better location than the one that comes with his new job as dean and chancellor for Oregon State University-Cascades

Oregon wolves: Environmental savior, or ranching scourge? (KLCC)

We met with Cristina Eisenberg a professor at Oregon State University who, as both an indigenous person and part of a ranching family, provided a unique perspective of how wolves and ranchers can get along for the good of both.

Swedish king fetes Oregon researcher (Farm Progress)

Darius Adams, professor emeritus in the Oregon State University College of Forestry, is one of three researchers sharing this year’s international Marcus Wallenberg Prize for developing a pair of groundbreaking forest economic models.


Syllabus insights from first-generation students (Center for Teaching and Learning)

In November 2022, as part of National First-Generation College Celebration, OSU’s First! Committee organized a “Break the Code” social event providing an opportunity for first-gen students to meet each other and mingle while lending their perspectives to help OSU meet institutional goals set as part of our participation in NASPA’s First-gen Forward Cohort.  

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Arbor Day 2023: For the 15th year in a row, the OSU Corvallis campus was awarded Tree Campus Higher Education from the Arbor Day Foundation, recognizing OSU’s commitment to a campus fully of healthy, maintained and beautiful trees. To celebrate this recognition, Facilities Services and the Centro Cultural César Chávez held a tree-planting event on April 27. Students and staff participated in the planting of mimosa and crepe myrtle trees along the east lawn of Centro Cultural César Chávez. (Photo by Hope Stephens). We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for professional development around teaching and learning? May is a great time to attend events offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning on topics ranging from learning outcomes to interactive lecturing, Universal Design for Learning, career-focused teaching practices and generative AI. See the full CTL event calendar of both in-person and Zoom events. 


Religion & Race talk: Amy Koehlinger, School of History, Philosophy and Religion, will discuss "Implicit Whiteness, Explicit Blackness: Race, Identity, and Ministry in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod," her new project exploring how unique church doctrines have affected Black Lutherans and how Black church members have engaged with and transformed traditions from the inside. 4:30 p.m., May 1, via Zoom. Register here.


NEW! Disabled Night Out at Bombs Away Cafe: Hosted by the Disabled Students Union and the Disability Equity Center. Free appetizers and transportation for students via SafeRide, CTS and Dial-A-Bus. Faculty welcomed. 6-9 p.m., May 2, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. For more information and accommodations, email [email protected]

NEW! Farm open house: Crop and Soil Science is hosting an in-person open house at Hyslop Farm for sharing the work of CSS faculty and our USDA-ARS partners with the public. The Field Day takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 24 and is free and open to the public. Check out our website for more details.

NEW! National Get Outdoors Day at Peavy Arboretum: Join OSU Research Forests in a free family bilingual event celebrating outdoor recreation and environmental education, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 3. Over 20 interactive exhibitors from the community, including free fishing for youth, disc golf, logging sports, nature art and other fun activities for the whole family with Spanish interpretation. Information at

Changemakers: Paying it Forward. Join a webcast May 2 with Jarvez Hall, ’05. Hall will share inspiring stories from his time on campus — including playing on the 2001 Fiesta Bowl football team — and lessons learned in his current role championing the needs of underrepresented youth in East Multnomah County. Learn more and register at

Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale & Clinic: Every first Saturday in May, the Benton County Master Gardener Association holds its Plant Sale & Clinic under cover at the fairgrounds' Solar Barn and Floral Courtyard, featuring over 10,000 plants — perennials, natives, edibles, trees and shrubs. Master Gardeners available to answer gardening questions. Proceeds from the sale support educational programs in our community. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 6, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 S.W. 53rd St., Corvallis. Payments by cash, check or credit/debit card accepted.

Fidelity and TIAA on campus: Fidelity and TIAA advisors are available at no cost to you as a part of your retirement plan. Fidelity representative Justin Blatny will be available on campus May 10-11 for one-on-one appointments. Register at or by emailing [email protected]. TIAA representative AJ Martinez, CFP, will be available on campus May 16-18 for one-on-one appointments. Register at or by emailing [email protected].

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! "AI and Employee Management: The Impact on Trust in the Workplace." College of Business Associate Dean for Research, Betty S. Henry Amundson Faculty Scholar in Ethics and Professor of Management Keith Leavitt will be featured in an upcoming College of Business Thought Leadership Series virtual event at noon May 2. Register here: Questions? Contact [email protected].

NEW! Defense presentation: Daniel Sidder, School of Public Policy, will speak on “Microshelters, Macro Problem: Exploring How Tiny Home Villages Became a Popular Solution for Housing People Experiencing Homelessness,” noon May 3 on Zoom. For Zoom link, contact [email protected].

NEW! Ask Alumni: Life After College. The OSU Black Alumni & Friends Network invites Beavs to an Ask Alumni panel event 4 p.m., May 3. Join in person at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center or online to build your network and hear from OSU alumni about finding success in school and early careers. Registration and details:

NEW! WRS Seminar Series: Melissa Lombard from the USGS will present "Statistical models of arsenic in domestic wells across the U.S. to assess the impact of drought and support human health studies," 4 p.m., May 3 in Burt 193 or on Zoom. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details. 

NEW! Disability-Related Psychology Ph.D. Defense: Emily F. Plackowski will present her dissertation, “’You should always be willing to listen and change’: Using Brief Indirect Contact Interventions to Impact University Students’ Ableism and Related Constructs and Conceptualizations,” 2 p.m., May 8, via Zoom. Make accommodation requests by May 3 to Plackowski’s mentor, Kathleen Bogart ([email protected], 541-737-1357). Zoom URL:

NEW! Turning Adversity into Advantage: Join a Changemakers webcast at 5:30 p.m., May 16 with Alexis Serna, ‘08, director of Beyond Football and Varsity OSU. The leading scorer in Beaver history and the 2005 Lou Groza Award winner will talk with CLA Professor Susan Shaw about how he helps student-athletes build their futures after football. Register at

NEW! OSU’s New Beginnings for Tribal Students presents Cultural Awareness and Mentor Training Series 2023: "Tribal History Shared History: Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon" with Angie Morrill, 2-4 p.m. May 9. "Cultivating Safe Spaces in Education," 2-4:30 p.m., May 25, an interactive facilitated workshop with Jen Greenway. Open to faculty; students encouraged to attend. Info at

Ashley Voisinet M.S. Water Resource Policy & Management Defense: Voisient will present her thesis, titled, “Water and Sanitation Access Barriers in Corvallis, Oregon Homeless Populations,” 9 a.m., May 2, Burt Hall 193. Mary Santelmann of Geography and WRGP advises Voisinet. All are welcome.

Department of Horticulture seminar series: Rachel Cross, M.S. graduate student, horticulture, will present, “Beyond Hemp: Potential Medicinal Herb Crops for the Willamette Valley," and Santosh Kalauni, Ph.D. graduate student, horticulture, will present, “Understanding Pacific Northwest Turfgrass Plant-Parasitic Nematode Communities.” Noon, May 2,  ALS 4001 or via Zoom. Zoom information:

Faculty Drop-in Discussion: The Impact of Generative AI on Education. Curious about ChatGPT? Join CTL and UIT-Academic Technologies in conversations around ChatGPT and generative AI. Bring your questions and ideas as we explore together. Optional: Bring a laptop to try ChatGPT. 2 p.m., May 3 in LINC 468. Check out the CTL events calendar to see more drop-in sessions. Questions? ⁠Contact CTL.

Ask Alumni Current Teacher Q&A: Get an insider’s guide to the classroom from OSU College of Education alumni who are eager to share their advice with new and future teachers. Learn about finding jobs, supporting student interests and more at the next Ask Alumni session at 4 p.m., May 3. Register at

UPDATED! Streaming conversation with Noam Chomsky: Scholar Noam Chomsky will discuss his recent book, “Notes on the Resistance,” via webcast at noon, May 16, MU Horizon Room. Chomsky is institute professor (emeritus) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and laureate professor of linguistics at University of Arizona. The event will discuss critical real-world issues, such as lessons we can learn from the pandemic, global challenges we are currently facing and advice for student activism. There will be a 40-minute discussion followed by an opportunity for Q&A from the audience. To RSVP, go to:

State of Black Affairs Summit: The second annual State of Black Affairs Summit invites community leaders from across Oregon to gather, share and learn from 9-6 p.m., May 25 at the OSU Portland Center and virtually. The one-day summit centers the Black community in topics such as hiring negotiation, rural education, public health, public safety, allyship, activism and entrepreneurship. Hosted by the OSU President’s Commission on the Status of Black Faculty & Staff Affairs and the Portland Center. For information, email [email protected]. In-person registration: $100 until May 18. Virtual registration: $75 until May 23. Information & registration:

Take Note

NEW! OSU's Open Educational Resources Unit is accepting proposals for the Affordable Learning Grant until May 19: The grant provides funding to adopt, adapt or author an open educational resource, such as a textbook. An open textbook is one that is published under an open copyright license and is made freely available online for students, faculty and the public. All funding is a department-to-department transfer. Please talk to your department head about how this applies to the grant.Questions? Contact OERU Director Stefanie Buck.

NEW! CIO Excellence Award: Presented by the Vice Provost for Information and Technology (IT), this award acknowledges the exceptional work of OSU IT employees who exemplify IT goals and recognizes their contributions to their unit, the university and OSU community. All OSU community members are invited to submit a nomination for consideration. Nominations are accepted throughout the year. To submit a nomination or learn more about IT recognition efforts, please visit the IT recognition website:

NEW! Award nominations sought: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is currently accepting nominations for the University Mentoring and Professional Development award. This award recognizes any classified, professional faculty or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from underrepresented groups or non-traditional careers, and making available to them opportunities for professional, educational and personal development. Deadline is May 28:

NEW! Safety break: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by promoting OSHA's Safety Break for Oregon, which is coming up on May 10. Visit OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at for more information on safety at OSU, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a link to report safety concerns online.

NEW! Seeking volunteers for National Get Outdoors Day at Peavy Arboretum June 3: Students, do you love the outdoors and helping others do the same? Want to learn about local recreation and environmental organizations in the community? Would you like to practice your Spanish? Volunteer for a one-day outdoor event with OSU Research Forests (half-day and full-day positions available). Free lunch and t-shirt provided. Info and sign up at:

Join the Department of Public Safety’s Community Police Academy: The Department of Public Safety is inviting OSU community members to sign up for a four-week introductory series on police work and community safety. Topics covered in these sessions will include dispatch, emergency management, records, evidence and more. The sessions will be from 6-8 p.m., May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Cascade Hall. Come learn more about how DPS is working to serve the Corvallis campus. Apply online:

OSU Klatowa Ina Royalty Program: Students are invited to apply to the Klatowa Ina Royalty Program. Applications are due by May 7. The 2023 Klatowa Ina Royalty will be presented with the Oregon State University regalia at the Klatowa Ina Pow-Wow taking place on May 20. The Klatowa Ina Royalty will continue to represent the OSU Native and Indigenous community at surrounding Pow-Wows and cultural events. This is a paid internship with a travel stipend. Learn more or apply.  

UHR Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2022: Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue. 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. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Contact [email protected] for assistance.

Volunteer Opportunities with the City of Corvallis: The City of Corvallis is recruiting to fill vacancies on city advisory boards, commissions and committees. Get involved and give back to the Corvallis community. Topics include climate action, DEI, transportation, economic development, city finances and more. Most volunteer positions involve attending one monthly meeting; most meetings are hybrid. Apply by June 4. Read more and apply online:

Fall course materials: Seems like spring (finally) but the Beaver Store is already thinking of fall. The OSU Beaver Store has begun accepting fall 2023 course materials adoptions. Faculty or designated staff can submit course material adoptions here: Submitting course material adoptions prior to fall term registration assists students to budget for expenses and allows the campus non-profit store to start sourcing low-cost formats of the required materials. Questions or need assistance? Contact [email protected] or j[email protected].

Hearing conservation resources: Are you exposed to loud noise at work? Find out more about OSU’s Hearing Conservation Program and Noise Control Plan. The goal of OSU’s Hearing Conservation Program is to monitor and protect employees who have the potential to develop noise-induced hearing loss – a preventable, permanent and progressive health issue. In collaboration with Environmental Health & Safety, Occupational Health Services provides annual hearing tests for those exposed to loud noise on the job. Training is available through the EH&S website. Contact Occupational Health or Environmental Health and Safety with questions.

Traffic and Maintenance

Madison Avenue: As part of the Upper Division and Graduate Housing Project, sidewalks and city parking spaces will be closed along SW 11th St. and SW Madison Ave. Sidewalks and parking spaces will be closed on the east side of SW 11th St. from NW Monroe Ave. to SW Madison Ave. Sidewalks and parking spaces will be closed on the westbound side of SW Madison Ave. from SW Ninth St. to SW 11th St. These closures will be in effect through the end of the year. Other possible impacts include noise near the construction site. (View map)


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! The College of Engineering is seeking Academic Advisors to join our community. The primary function of these roles is to provide holistic advising support. Each position is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month professional faculty position to provide on-site and online advising from the Corvallis campus. Posting #P06793UF. Full consideration May 21. Closes May 28. 


"Ah, in those earliest days of love how naturally the kisses spring into life! So closely, in their profusion, do they crowd together that lovers would find it as hard to count the kisses exchanged in an hour as to count the flowers in a meadow in May," ~ Marcel Proust

Corvallis: Slight chance of showers today, high of 60, low of 46. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of showers today, high of 54, low of 40. Slight chance of showers Tuesday.

Newport: Slight chance of showers today, high of 56, low of 45. Mostly cloudy Tuesday.

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