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:

Water supply issues possible despite high snowpack, expert warns (KEZI)

Oregon could be dealing with water supply issues in the coming summer months despite high snowpack, a professor at Oregon State University says.

Harvested wood from sustainable forests benefits the climate (K103)

Increasing sustainable use of the world’s forests would support economic recovery while providing environmentally friendly wood construction materials, according to a United Nations report co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher. (see also

Oregon Grapevine: The edge of music and science (KLCC)

Oregon Grapevine host, Barbara Dellenback, speaks with Oregon State University Music Professor, Dana Reason about collaborations using music and scientific data and art. OSU is nurturing communication and projects across disciplines. Barbara and Dana discuss a June conference at OSU bringing together women composers from around the globe.

Taiwan's 'Squid Game': What it's like to go through the country's strict quarantine process (Stuff)

Chunhuei Chi, director of the Centre for Global Health at Oregon State University and a former policy adviser to Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Administration, agreed that while Taiwan had made the right decision to face the Omicron wave, it needed to bring its quarantine policies up to speed.

System Overload wins first in division (Columbia Gorge News)

“OSU has some of the best robotics and STEM courses and activities in the state and they fund the 4-H which in turn funds our robotics teams,” said Schecter. The team is coordinated by OSU Extension STEM Outreach Program Coordinator Lu Seapy and The Dalles High School Coach Chuck Webber.

OSU hosting virtual and in-person conference focused on women in music June 2-4 (OSU News) 

“Call and (Her) Response: Music in the Time of Change” is the 2022 conference for the International Alliance for Women in Music. Held every three years, the conference highlights music compositions by women and research about women in music.
OSU students, faculty and staff can register for the conference for free, and residents of Benton County can attend several of the main lectures and concerts for free thanks to a grant from the Benton County Cultural Trust.

What chemicals attract filbertworm to hazelnuts (Pacific Nut Producer)

But what exactly attracts filbertworm to Pacific Northwest hazelnut orchard? Experts are looking into this at Oregon State University  to help growers to find new ways to manage the pest.

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Stormy skies: Carrie Berger, fire program manager, says, “I was out walking with my family on campus and the cloud structure over the MU was stunning!” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Setting up a Canvas site for your Summer ‘22 class? Use the popular OSU Canvas Template to save time while ensuring clear, navigable course structure that embodies effective modular course design. The template is easy to import into an empty Canvas course shell prior to adding content. See instructions for importing the template


Booster Blitz: The Beaver Booster Blitz is a FREE three-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic, open to the public on the SEC Plaza. Stop by this walk-up-only event, June 1-3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All COVID-19 vaccines are available, including additional boosters and doses for children. No ID, no insurance required. Bring your COVID-19 CDC card if possible (not required).

TRIAD: The OSU TRIAD club’s programs are online, free and open to all this term. The next TRIAD program is Thursday, June 2 at noon: Richard van Breeman, Global Hemp Innovation Center, “Natural product drug discovery from botanicals: Cannabinoids that block cell entry of SARS-CoV-2.” Zoom link:

2022 International Association of Women in Music Conference: Call and (Her) Response. The keynote speaker is renowned musicologist and researcher Nina Eidsheim of UCLA. Her research interests include multi-sensoriality, production and perception of vocal timbre, 20th and 21st century vocal music and opera, critical studies in race and gender, performance studies, sound studies, and voice studies.  On the Corvallis campus and via livestream, June 2-4. Free and open to OSU faculty and students. Full schedule and registration information:

HMSC Research Seminar: Roy Lowe, a former Refuge Manager with USFWS, will be giving a seminar titled “Monitoring Migratory Birds in Lincoln County Through Citizen Science,” June 2, 3:30 p.m. Please join us in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Spring Seminar Series: “Plant Evolution and Different Phylogenetic, Temporal, and Spatial Scales,” presented by Felipe Zapata of UCLA, June 2, 4 p.m. via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

Spring One-Act Festival 2022: This popular, annual event showcases the work of our OSU Theatre student directors and designers. Join us for an exciting and eclectic lineup. Free. Opens June 2, at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on June 4 at 7:30 p.m. and June 5 at 2 p.m. in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre. Information.

Grad Night 2022: Casino-themed party June 2. Don’t miss out on prizes, free food and drinks, music, dancing and games. The OSU Alumni Association invites the Class of 2022 to a casino-themed party Thursday, June 2, 7:30-10 p.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Arrive early to receive a commemorative pint glass, then enjoy a live DJ and giveaways, including gift cards and a grand prize. Graduates free; one guest $10. Register.


NEW! 10th Annual Bring Your Kids to Campus Day: The Family Resource Center is excited to announce the return of Bring Your Kids to Campus Day on Friday, June 3. The day is designed to help promote the value of a college education as well as share with our children the fun and exciting place where we are fortunate to work, study, research and teach. This year's schedule is scaled down but includes many of the fan favorites and we will be ending the day with a family BBQ in the MU Quad. For more information or to register, visit the BYKTCD website. Questions can be directed to [email protected] or 541-737-4906.

NEW! Music à la Carte: Live Concert as part of the International Association of Women in Music Conference. Friday, June 3, at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free, open to all. A livestream will be available at

NEW! OSU Spring Drag Show 2022: Rainbow Continuum presents the OSU Spring Drag Show 2022. A collection of queer performers sing, dance and lip sync. In addition, new Beaver Royalty will be crowned. June 4, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center.

NEW! Commencement day selfie station: Grads can enjoy a photo booth and larger-than-life selfie backdrops, including #BigBenny, at the Alumni Center after the commencement ceremony on June 11. Capture every moment of the big day, meet up with your family indoors, pick up free alumni swag and learn how grads and families can stay connected with OSU. View more on the Countdown to Commencement webpage.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Engineering Expo: June 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See more than 200 student projects that use science and technology to take on some of the world’s biggest problems. Experience the depth and breadth of engineering talent and ingenuity at Oregon State University. Virtual option also available. Free and open to the public. Complete details:

NEW! WIC Workshop: Teaching is a work in progress, and now is a good time to reflect on what’s working and to think about revisions. Join WIC Director Sarah Tinker Perrault on Monday, June 6, at 2 p.m. via Zoom for a guided discussion that will help you create a plan for revising anything from class design to low-stakes assignments. Register here.

NEW! Alessi MF defense: Gianna Alessi will present her capstone, titled: “Exploring Advancements in Rural Equity and Prosperity in the Oregon Labor-Intensive Forest Industry: The Practical Application of Transdisciplinarity and Science Communication,” June 7, noon in Richardson 107 and on Zoom. Alessi is earning her MF in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Troy Hall. Contact the FES Department at [email protected] with questions or for accommodations for disabilities, or for the Zoom link.

NEW! Budget Model Forums: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a Budget Model Forum to update the campus community on the overview of the OSU-Corvallis Shared Responsibility Budget Model results via Zoom on Tuesday, June 7, from 3-4 p.m. To participate, click here. For more information visit the website or contact Sherm Bloomer.

NEW! Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue: This 10-hour course teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional or risky topics at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions and then act on those decisions with unity and commitment. This program consists of a series of five live-via-Zoom sessions on Wednesdays 1-3 p.m., Aug. 17 through Sept. 14. $100 fee to attend Crucial Conversations. Learn more and register (before Aug. 5) here.

NEW! Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors: The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for OSU managers, supervisors and lead workers. At the end of this course, learners will have a solid understanding of the principles and policies that apply to our employees; know how to navigate within the space of talent management activities; recognize when, and how, to provide equal opportunity and access to employees; and more. Aug. 22-25, 8:15 a.m. to noon each day via Zoom. Learn more and register before Aug. 15.

Gerontology conference: The 45th Annual OSU Gerontology Conference will take place on Friday, June 3 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Keynote speakers include New York Times reporter John Leland, who will present “Resilience in older adults: Lessons from the pandemic and beyond;” and Laughter On Call Founder Dani Klein Modisett, who will present “Shared Laughter for Self-Care and Connection.” Twenty breakout sessions on aging with resilience; continuing education credits available. To learn more and to register, visit

Science Communication 101 Workshop: Have you ever wanted to engage in science communication, but weren't sure how to get started? Do you want to learn to make communication about your research or other scientific topics to non-experts more effective? Seminarium Art & Science Club is hosting a Sci Comm 101 workshop, led by member Grace Deitzler. June 6 at 3 p.m. in Nash ALS 4000. RSVP to [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! START Resource Fair spots open: The Office of Student Orientation is excited to bring back the START Resource Fair this Summer. The resource fair is limited to OSU departments, units and programs only. The application can be found here if you are interested: More information is detailed within the form including all the dates and times of each resource fair. Submit the interest form by June 8. For questions, email Nick Malendowski at [email protected].

NEW! Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Wildfire. Increasing numbers of people are making their homes in woodland settings, rural areas or remote mountain sites. Wildfires often begin unnoticed; however, they spread very quickly. Reduce your risk by preparing now — before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. This month’s poster can be download at:

NEW! Hiring students: Do you need to hire students for fall 2022? This year’s START sessions will include the opportunity for students to apply for campus jobs as part of their orientation experience. We love jobs that contain just the application or the application and a resume, for ease of applying. We encourage you to post your simplified job application as soon as June 23 and keep it open (or repost) until Sept. 9 so students can apply for your job during START. You can learn more about how to get involved here or by emailing [email protected]

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing a link to an article on the benefits of microbreaks. You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a link to report safety concerns online.

Metabolic Research Study: We are examining how insulin release is triggered by tasting carbohydrates. Participants must be non-smokers and non-diabetic, aged 18-45. The study will involve having body measurements taken, having saliva collected, performing taste tests, having blood drawn and filling out dietary surveys. Email [email protected] for more information. Study name: "Taste Perception of Carbohydrates." PI: Juyun Lim.

Grads Give Back: Donate Your Gown to the Next Graduate. Calling all graduating students: Donate your gown in the days following Commencement. You have the chance to help a future student who may be unable to afford the Commencement regalia while keeping your cap and cords as mementos. Gowns can be donated at the Valley Library just inside the main entrance (from Saturday, June 11 through Tuesday, June 14) or year-round at the MU info desk. For more information, please visit or email [email protected]. Grads Give Back is sponsored by Campus Recycling, ASOSU, Memorial Union, Valley Library and the Sustainability Office.

Ungrading Book Club: Have you been thinking about modifying your grading and assessment practices in time for next year? Participate in the Ungrading Book Club, a part of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) No-Strings Attached Clubs. Read and engage in rich conversations about Susan Blum’s (Ed.) book, "Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead)." CTL will provide free books to participants. Space is limited to 10 participants. Register by June 14.

Recruiting participants for virtual reality experiment: Psychology researchers are seeking participants who are at least 18 years old, speak fluent English and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision for research aiming to explore how perception and movement interact in real and virtual environments. Participants will complete movement- and perception-based tasks for around one hour. Those who complete the study will receive $15 in Amazon credit. More details and sign-up available at

Carbon Offsets for OSU Funded Travel: The Sustainability Office can help you reduce the greenhouse gas impact of your OSU-funded air and ground travel. With basic information about travel itineraries, we calculate the amount of carbon offsets needed and combine our purchasing power to make it easy for you and your department. One bulk purchase of offsets will occur in June. For more info or to contact the Sustainability Office visit:

Community Climate Survey: The 2022 Faculty and Staff Community Climate Survey launched on May 10 with an invitation from Interim Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Scott Vignos. Please check your email to access the survey link; the survey is open through June 3. The survey is administered every two years to gauge the opinions and perceptions of employees regarding their experience at OSU. It is one part of OSU’s broader efforts to create and sustain an inclusive and equitable university climate. To hear from as many people as possible, a $25 incentive will be provided to 50 randomly selected survey participants. The information participants enter for the incentive will not be linked to responses to the survey to ensure responses remain anonymous. Questions about the survey can be directed to OID at [email protected].

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications for the fall 2022 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. Please direct questions to the director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, please complete the brief application form by June 3.

Free COVID testsFree iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available around the Corvallis campus. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits at the following locations: Residence Hall Service Centers (Arnold, McNary and West); Lab tent outside Plageman Hall; Memorial Union Info Desk and Student Experience Center Info Desk. For questions or accommodations related to disabilities, contact [email protected].

COVID-19 testing: Oregon State University, in collaboration with Willamette Valley Toxicology (WVT), is providing on-site COVID-19 testing for people without symptoms. OSU employees and students, regardless of vaccination status, are welcome to test at one of these locations: Corvallis: Lab tent outside Plageman Hall Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Cascade Hall 120, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bend: Outside Obsidian Hall Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Note: All employees will need a WVT Labdash account prior to testing.

Traffic and Maintenance

Utility tunnel: May 11-June 3. For work related to the Community Hall Slope Project, an access hatch to the utility tunnel will be removed and relocated. The current hatch is located on Jefferson Avenue across from Kerr Administration Building. Additional access hatches can be found west, north and east of this location. Communication lines in the tunnel in this area are temporarily supported and impede movement. Staff should avoid this area of the tunnel, if possible.

Washington Way: For work related to the Washington Way Improvement Project, a planned sidewalk closure along the north side of SW Washington Way is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. Friday, May 6 through 5 p.m. Monday, June 13. Pacific Power will be on site performing work related to the project (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! OSU Center for Teaching & Learning is seeking a Graduate Assistant to start this summer. CTL supports those who teach at OSU with the advancement of their teaching. We are offering a 12-month full-time contract, requiring both on- and off-campus responsibilities (i.e. hosting Zoom and/or in-person presentations). Applicants from all disciplines are encouraged. Additional information. Application deadline: June 5. If you have questions contact Jeanna Towns ([email protected]).

EXTENDED! Internal Opportunity. Ecampus is seeking a Program Intake Coordinator to join our team. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) professional faculty position. The Program Intake Coordinator is responsible for facilitating the intake of new online and hybrid programs from initial inquiry through the launch of the program. Posting #P05613UF. Closes June 13.

NEW! The College of Engineering is seeking a new Director of Student Success. The purpose of this role is to lead the development and implementation of strategies that improve academic success for all undergraduate engineering students, direct the academic integrity program, manage the College's Success Studio and be the primary liaison to our embedded mental health counselor. The director will design and implement activities that improve the student experience, retention and graduation rates. Posting #P05647UF. Closes July 1.


“What was it to love someone, what was love exactly, and why did it end or not end? Those were the real questions, and who could answer them?”
~ Patricia Highsmith

Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 78, low of 54. Chance of showers Friday.

Central Oregon: Chance of thunderstorms today, high of 71, low of 49. Chance of showers Friday.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 68, low of 51. Chance of showers Friday. 

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