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.

Stretched to the breaking point: Financially burdened OSU students find help at HSCR (Gazette-Times)

Arisa Larmay has never been afraid of hard work – but she’s also learned that hard work isn’t always enough to pay the bills. In her five years at Oregon State University, the graduating senior has held seven jobs – often more than one at a time – including stints as a resident assistant in the dorms, a Spanish tutor and an employee with a campus catering service.

OSU study may solve mystery of low CO2 during ice ages  (KTVZ)

"Many of the past studies that analyzed ocean temperatures made the assumption that ocean temperatures cooled at the same rate over the entire globe – about 2.5 degrees (Celsius)," said Andreas Schmittner, a climate scientist at Oregon State University and co-author on the study. "When they ran their models, temperature thus accounted for only a small amount of atmospheric CO2 decrease." (see also Phys.Org)

Clif Bar and Kind are fighting. Here's why (Outside Magazine)

Melinda Manore, a professor of nutrition at Oregon State University, notes that sugar is not categorically bad. In fact many athletes need it.

OSU-Cascades expands literary festival in second year (Bend Bulletin)

The Bend literary festival launched in 2018 by the Oregon State University-Cascades Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program has expanded for 2019 into three days of free and paid activities.

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Power Outage: In an effort to improve the safety and reliability of the power grid serving the Corvallis campus, there will be a planned power outage Thursday, June 20, beginning at 6 a.m. and lasting through 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Affected buildings, including the Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center, will be on backup power and will experience minimal disruption. There will be limited service interruptions June 20, 4 to 7 a.m., and June 22, 5 to 7 a.m., to a number of buildings along Southwest Jefferson Way. OSU’s Power Grid Updates website has a list of affected buildings and times of planned outages.


End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store will have its end of term sale starting Monday, June 10. Big discounts on Beaver gear including national championship gear while supplies last. Sale goes through Friday, June 14.

Department of Integrative Biology Ph.D. Defense Seminar: Katherine Dziedzic will present “Thermal tolerance and adaptation in cnidarians: an investigation of host transcriptomic responses and heritable variation across natural populations” on Thursday, June 13, at 9 a.m. in ALS 4001. Dziedzic is completing her Ph.D. in zoology under the guidance of Eli Meyer and Virginia Weis. Free and open to the public.

PERS: Tiers 1 & 2 Simplified: What role will PERS play in your retirement plan? In light of the significant changes the 2019 Oregon Legislature has made, this presentation is designed to help PERS members make informed decisions about their options. Understand how your PERS retirement works and explore the various choices, advantages/disadvantages you will need to consider when you decide to retire. Designed for people within five years of retirement. June 13, noon-1 p.m., Memorial Union, MU 207: Allworth Conference, presented by Barbara Koontz, financial adviser, CFS*.  RSVP to

NEW! FST Department Seminar Series: Christopher H. Hendon, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon, will give a seminar on “Physical and Chemical Considerations of Coffee Productions.” Numerous physical and chemical processes play a determining role in cup quality, ranging from agricultural practices to roasting and brewing. June 13, 1 p.m., Wiegand 238. Seminar follows a social mixer.

Department of Integrative Biology Ph.D. Defense Seminar: Trevor R. Tivey will present “Cellular recognition, division, and proliferation in the cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis” on Thursday, June 13, at 1 p.m. in ALS 4001. Tivey is completing his Ph.D. in integrative biology under the guidance of Virginia Weis. Free and open to the public.

Supporting Student Mental Health Lecture: Julie Posselt, associate professor of higher education at USC Rossier School of Education, will talk about equity and mental health in graduate students and the persistence of minoritized students. She will speak on June 13 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in LINC 128. Free and open to all.

Department of Wood Science & Engineering MS Defense:  Hunter Anderson, dual major M.S. student, presents on “Reassessment of Grading Criteria with Respect to the Flexural Properties of Douglas-fir Crossarms” on Thursday, June 13, at 3 p.m. in Richardson Hall 243.  Free and open to the public.  For accommodations e-mail


NEW! Retirement reception for Judy Neighbours: Judy Neighbours is retiring from her position of director of the Survivor Advocacy Resource Center. The reception will be Friday, June 21, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union, room 109. Accommodation requests related to disability should be made by Wednesday, June 19, 2019 to Allison Williams via email or phone 541-737-3106.

Naval ROTC Spring Commissioning: On June 14 at 10 a.m., the OSU Naval ROTC unit will gather on the Student Experience Center Plaza to commission 14 officers into the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The ceremony will involve the oath of office, assistance into uniform by the students’ families, rendering of the first salute, and remarks from Rear Adm. Jesse Wilson Jr.

OSU International Scholar and Faculty Coffee Social: OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International and OSU Office of International Services invite you to join international visiting faculty, scholars, students and their families for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center in the Einerson House, 2638 N.W. Jackson Ave, Corvallis on Friday, June 14, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Facebook Link:

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 S.W. 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

Film Festival: The Oregon State International Film Festival Spring Pop-Up heads to Portland. Find us at the Clinton Street Cinema on June 14-15 with two blocks of shorts and two full-length features. The line-up is here: Tickets are $8 at the box office or can be purchased online at The Oregon State International Film Festival is presented by the School of Language, Culture and Society and the School of Writing, Literature and Film in the College of Liberal Arts.

Air Force ROTC Commissioning: On Saturday, June 15, at 3 p.m. in the Student Experience Center Plaza, the Air Force ROTC will hold its 2019 Spring Commissioning ceremony to commission 11 officers into the United States Air Force.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife Defense Seminar: Evan Bredeweg with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will present "Jumping in with both feet: Exploring factors that shape juvenile amphibian movement," on June 14 at 9:30 a.m., ALS 4000. This seminar is free and open to the public and can also be viewed via WebEx: Email with any questions.

NEW! DARPA webcast: On Tuesday, June 18, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is holding a Discover Defense Sciences Office Day. The OSU Research Office is hosting a webcast of the live event in Covell Hall 117. Link to the topics and schedule with times adjusted to Pacific Time: RSVP
or Robert Kokenyesi at

Department of Integrative Biology Ph.D. Defense Seminar: Alissa Rickborn will present “So Long and Thanks for all the Sponge: Cryptic Intertidal Communities, Consequences of Ocean Acidification, and New Directions for Science Education” on Friday, June 14, at 9 a.m. in ALS 4001. Rickborn is completing her Ph.D. in zoology under the guidance of Bruce Menge. Free and open to the public.

Wilderness First Aid: Wilderness First Aid is an introduction to managing medical emergencies in a backcountry setting. WFA is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast who wants a basic level of first-aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. Course instructed by OSU Adventure Leadership Institute, July 27-28. Call 541-737-4254 or register here.

Social Justice Education Initiative: The Social Justice Education Initiative schedule for summer and fall is up. From Faculty Affairs, the SJEI is the foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI offers a varied schedule of Tier One and Tier Two workshops, all open now for registration. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey in this well-reviewed program. Interested in this work for your unit? Contact SJEI director Jane Waite for further information:

Take Note

NEW! Funding for Hybrid Course Development: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty to apply by June 18 to participate in the Fall 2019 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community and to design a Corvallis campus hybrid course. Professional development funding is provided. For more information, contact

NEW! Additional commencement volunteers sought: There are still several openings for commencement volunteers on Saturday. Volunteers must be able to attend training on Friday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. Volunteering on Saturday takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact if you are able to assist.

NEW! 100&Change funding opportunity from the MacArthur Foundation: 100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. A 100&Change Organization Readiness Tool is available here: Questions, email

Veterinary Discovery Day: The Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a “Veterinary Discovery Day” on July 12 for high school students going into their junior or senior year in the fall. Students will spend a day at the college learning about the program, participating in fun, hands-on activities, and getting tips to prepare for application to veterinary school in the future. The cost for the day is $50; space is limited. More details and registration information:

OSU Today summer deadlines: Beginning June 17, OSU Today will be published weekly on Monday mornings through the end of summer term. To place information in the coming week's publication, have your information in to by 5 p.m. the previous Friday to ensure it appears in the following issue.

Hybrid Course Development Call for Proposals: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty to apply by June 18 to participate in the fall 2019 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community and to design a Corvallis campus hybrid course. Professional development funding is provided.

Call to Artists: The Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center is hosting the 14th annual Community Art Exhibit. This exhibit provides artists of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to showcase their artwork in a non-juried show. The exhibit runs from July 17 to Aug. 22. Submission deadline is July 15. Limit one piece per artist. Information and to submit to this show.

Leadership Collaborative Course - Managers as Leaders: Applications for LC: Managers as Leaders are now being accepted. Managers as Leaders is a skill-building course for managers and supervisors. It integrates six day-long class sessions with online learning and on-the-job practice. It features team learning, mentors, and practical tools. Managers and supervisors who supervise academic and professional faculty and staff are encouraged to apply. Contact Kristen Magis for more information. Apply online through July 14.

Traffic & Maintenance 

Planned Power Outage between June 20 and June 22: In an effort to improve the safety and reliability of the power grid serving the Corvallis campus, there will be a planned power outage Thursday, June 20, beginning at 6 a.m. and lasting through Saturday, June 22, at 6 p.m. Affected buildings will be on backup power and will experience minimal disruption. There will be limited service interruptions June 20, 4 to 7 a.m. and June 22, 5 to 7 a.m. to a number of buildings along Southwest Jefferson Way. OSU’s Power Grid Updates website has a list of affected buildings and times of planned outages.

Scheduled: Campus-Wide Steam Shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building. This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide. The steam shutdown for 2019 will occur from 6 p.m. on June 16 to 5 p.m. on June 20. For questions or comments on this closure contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.


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NEW! Temporary Education Program Assistant 1: This recruitment will be used to fill one to two part-time (approximately 2-4 hours per week) temporary Education Program Assistant 1 positions for the Lincoln County Extension office. This position will be located in Newport.  Posting #P02233CT. Closes June 21.


“Traveling is the ruin of all happiness. There's no looking at a building here after seeing Italy." ~ Novelist Fanny Burney, born today in 1752.

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 84, low of 51. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 86, low of 54. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Decreasing clouds, high of 65, low of 51. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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