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: https://today.oregonstate.edu/email/submission-guidelines.

 

Oregon tide pools struggle to cope with climate change, study shows (KOIN)

Ocean life found in Oregon and Northern California’s tide pools is struggling to recover from a 15-year heat wave brought on by climate change, a new study conducted by Oregon State University researchers shows.
 

How making cannabis a schedule III drug could affect Oregon's green future (Willamette Week)

Oregon State University conducts research on industrial hemp products, although marijuana remains tricky under federal law. University policy “prohibits faculty from conducting research that involves the possession, use, or distribution of marijuana unless such research is in compliance with already established guidelines set forth by federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration, and National Institute of Drug Abuse.”
 

Oregon, California universities collaborate to research offshore wind (OPB Think Out Loud)

The Pacific Offshore Wind Consortium aims to address some of those questions. Made up of centers at Oregon State University, Cal Poly Humboldt and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the consortium will conduct research and provide public information about offshore wind on the West Coast.
 

Today's photo


Beltane landscape: Jessica Büser-Young, research sssociate with the Colwell Geomicrobiology Lab, says, “View off my family's property in the west Coast Range. This was taken during sunset last year on Beltane (halfway between an equinox and a solstice) and there's a real difference in annual growth during this warm spring compared to last year's late spring.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected]. To view past submissions, visit us on Instagram at @osutoday1

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Trying to find OSU-focused perspectives about generative AI in higher education? Tune in to season one of the intriguing new AI on Campus podcast hosted by the OSU Center for Teaching and Learning. Listen to OSU faculty and staff highlight the ways that AI plays a growing role in their teaching, learning, research and daily lives. 

Today

NEW! Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center End of Year Brunch: Join us from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., June 6 for our End of Year Brunch. Come hang out and take a study break. We will have crafts and food. Everyone is welcome.

OSU Beaver Moms Connections: Join other self-identified moms for conversation, connection and lunch. Facilitated by Stefanie Maerki (UHR) and the Family Resource Center. Noon to 1:30 p.m., June 6, MU 221. No registration required. Lunch provided. For accommodations and questions contact [email protected]

NEW! Budget Conversation: From 1-2 p.m., June 6, the Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold an University Budget Conversation via Zoom. This week’s topic is “May 2024 Budget Presentation to the OSU Board of Trustees.” The Budget Conversation sessions are limited to 60 minutes with the initial 15-20 minutes spent on presentation of the topic, leaving time for discussion and Q&A. To register for this webinar, click here. More information about University Budget Conversations is located on the Office of Budget and Resource Planning website. If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

HMSC Research Seminar: Molly Keogh, an NSF postdoc with the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, will be giving a seminar titled “Polar Mud on the Move: Is lead-210 a useful sediment tracer at high latitudes?” at 3:30 p.m., June 6. In person at the HMSC Carmen Ford Phillips Auditorium in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 971 3707 8566. Click here for more information.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Dallice and Mary Mills Spring Seminar: “The origins and endpoints of beneficial intracellular bacterial infections,” presented by John McCutcheon of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Arizona State University, 4 p.m, June 6, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

Student Parent Graduation: The Family Resource Center is excited to host our second annual Student Parent Graduation Celebration from 4:30-6:30 p.m., June 6 at at Our Little Village in the lower level of Milne. Please bring your family and join us as we celebrate our student parents graduating in 2024. For those graduating, please wear or bring your cap and gown and we will have a photographer taking pictures of you and your family.

LOCATION UPDATE! Veterans center event: The Military & Veteran Resource Center will be hosting a social event. Everyone is welcome to attend. Snacks will be provided and attendees will have the opportunity to network with other veterans and students. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m., June 6, MU Bowling Alley. The event will be in honor of Juneteenth. All are welcome. The Military & Veteran Resource Center encourages veterans and students to attend the event. 

New Moon Robot Meditation: How might technological tools help us meet our own contemplative goals via robot- and voicebot-supported guided meditations? Come see for yourself by listening to multilingual robot-delivered meditations. Session includes an introduction, robot-guided meditation, and discussion. Held at Marigold in collaboration with OSU Robotics, 4-5 p.m., June 6, free for all. Contact with questions: [email protected].

OSU Guitar Ensemble: The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts Presents OSU Guitar Ensemble 7 p.m., June 6 in Detrick Hall. Directed by Cameron O’Conner, the OSU Guitar Ensemble presents repertoire from all over the world and from many historical eras, carrying audiences into the full range of what the instrument can do. Tickets $10; students free. Tickets here.

Events

NEW! University Budget Committee meeting on Friday: The committee will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on June 7 via Zoom and in B011 Kerr Admin. Bldg. The UBC is OSU’s advisory body to the provost for recommendations on tuition rates, budget priorities and budget policies. For materials associated with this week’s topics, visit the UBC web page. Join the webinar via Zoom. For questions, email [email protected].

NEW! PRAx art integration fellowship presents Confluences II: "Confluences II" is a showcase of interdisciplinary projects developed by PRAx Student Fellows of 2023-24 at Oregon State University. The fourth gallery exhibit is at Truckenbrod Gallery from June 7-29. Exhibitors: Dragomira Zheleva, Anne Krone, Olivia Burleigh, Nilanjana Das and Delaney Chabot. Art reception is from 5-7 p.m., June 7.

NEW! Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center Awards and Graduation Celebration: The Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center (HRWGC) is excited to be partnering with Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and Queer Studies (QS) on a combined Awards and Graduation Celebration. At this event, HRWGC award recipients will be celebrated alongside Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) scholarship awardees and graduating students from the HRWGC, WGSS, and QS. Join us from 3-5 p.m., June 10, MU Horizon Room.

NEW! Fidelity On-Campus Consultations: Employees can meet with Justin Blatny, financial consultant from Fidelity to discuss your financial goals and savings plans for retirement. There is no cost for these consultations and they are available to all employees no matter what stage you are at in your career. Appointments are available on OSU Corvallis campus Tuesday, June 11. Schedule online at www.fidelity.com/schedule, or by phone at (800) 343-0860.

NEW! TIAA On-Campus Consultations: Employees can meet with Andrew “AJ” Martinez, financial consultant from TIAA to discuss your financial goals and savings plans for retirement. There is no cost for these consultations and they are available to all employees no matter what stage you are at in your career. Appointments are available on OSU Corvallis campus Wednesday, June 12. Schedule online at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow, or by phone at (503) 265-3905. 

Engineering Expo: Free and open to all on Friday, June 7, at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center and LaSells Stewart Center. The 2024 Engineering Expo will feature interactive design project displays created and hosted by more than 1,200 senior engineering students. Project topics cover the breadth of engineering challenges, including robotics, clean water, nuclear energy, virtual reality, construction innovation and much more. More information: https://beav.es/expo24.

Pride Watch Party: The Holcomb Center is hosting a Pride watch party featuring the movie “But I’m a Cheerleader,” starring Natasha Lyonne. Please join us in celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. This free event will take place at 6 p.m., June 7 in the Holcomb Center Snell 150.

OSU Chamber Choir: The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts Presents OSU Chamber Choir, the President’s Concert at 7 p.m., June 8 in Detrick Hall. Named in honor of President Emeritus Edward J. Ray and his late wife, Beth Ray, the President’s Concert represents the pinnacle of the choral year at Oregon State. Tickets $25; students free. Tickets here.

Yoga Nidra: Drawn from Vedic and Tantric practices, yoga nidra “yogic sleep” is a guided meditation experience which often yields deep relaxation, insight and a sense of connection. Guided by Tiffany Bailey 6-7:30 p.m, June 9, at Marigold. Purchase one class pass or $15 for drop-in. Please pre-register. Contact: [email protected].

Sweet Beginnings: Commencement Celebration. Celebrating a 2024 grad this year? Gather at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center directly after the June 15 Commencement ceremony (approximately 1:30-3 p.m.) to enjoy cookies and refreshments, snap Insta-worthy photos and make final memories with grads, friends, family and faculty. Details, plus additional networking events, celebrations, career advice and more, are available at ForOregonState.org/Grad24

Pressure canning demonstrations: Registration is now open for pressure canning demonstrations by Master Food Preservers at the OSU Extension office in Redmond on Thursday, June 20. Choose from two 90-minute sessions: one at 2 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m. See details at this link: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/events/two-pressure-canning-demonstrations-redmond.

Treasure Valley Golf: Tee up for the 15th Annual Treasure Valley Golf Tournament, a fun scramble-format tournament on Aug. 16 at Purple Sage Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho, that supports OSU student-athletes. Not a golfer? Join fellow Beavers at lunch for updates from OSU Athletics, special guests and raffle prizes. 7:30 a.m. golf registration opens; 8:30 a.m. shotgun start; 12:30 p.m. lunch and awards.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Elsie M. Weisshaar M.S. defense: A presentation of Weisshaar’s thesis, titled “Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactor Performance in Western Oregon," takes place at 10 a.m., June 10, in Kelley Engineering Center 1005. Weisshaar is earning her M.S. in biological & ecological engineering with Frank Chaplen. Please contact the BEE Department at [email protected] with questions, for the Zoom link or for accommodations for disabilities.

NEW! Sara Windoloski M.S. defense: A presentation of Windoloski’s thesis, titled “The Thermal Response of Small Streams to Atmospheric Heat Waves in the Oregon Coast Range," takes place at 3 p.m., June 10, in Strand 111. Windoloski is earning her M.S. in water resources science with Mary Santelmann. Please contact the Water Resources Graduate Program at [email protected] with questions, for the Zoom link or for accommodations for disabilities.

Research Advancement Academy Info Sessions: Are you an early- or mid-career faculty member at OSU with a successful research portfolio and interdisciplinary experience? Learn about applying to the Research Advancement Academy (RAA) for the 2024-25 academic year. Join virtually at 9 a.m., June 7 (register here). The RAA aims to support a cohort of fellows in developing leadership skills, applying for seed funds and leading large ($3M+) transdisciplinary proposals and funded research programs within two years. Learn about our current cohort of Academy Fellows and discover their groundbreaking transdisciplinary work. For more information, reach out at [email protected].

EMT Seminars Thomas Letzel will speak on "Mass Spectrometric Non-Target Screening – Interdisciplinary Solutions and Data Handling,” 2 p.m., June 7. This will be a hybrid seminar. In-Person in LPSC 402 and by Zoom. Join Zoom meeting: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/92690297690?pwd=MFhUdy9QdWwrandmS09KRHJhT0UzUT09.

Applied Economics Seminar: Prof. Jonathan Yoder from Washington State University will present "Water Rights Forfeiture: An Empirical and Theoretical Examination," from 2:30-4 p.m., June 7 in Ballard Ext 219; also available via Zoom. Additional details here

UIT Data Lab: Join the Data Team each Friday at the weekly Data Lab for drop-in assistance with data projects, networking and various collaborations. Bonus offering events are held each week to give updates on different types of data projects happening at OSU. This week on June 7, Emma Sanchez Tovar will be hosting an info session on Small Multiples in Tableau. For more information, please visit our website at https://uit.oregonstate.edu/data/data-lab.

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. View upcoming workshops and enroll here

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 Summer and Fall 2024 In-person and Zoom courses here.

Take Note

NEW! Tumble-Tastic Gymnastics Camps: Does your little one like to flip, roll and tumble? Join KidSpirit tumble-tastic gymnastics camps this summer to refine those skills for better coordination, determination, balance and confidence. Gymnasts of all experience levels are encouraged to register for a camp that will enhance not only their gymnastic abilities, but their social-emotional capacities as well. For more information and to register, visit: https://kidspirit.oregonstate.edu/gymnastics.

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. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/wildfire.

Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2024 and Fall 2025: 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. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions, or for assistance with your application.

Blended Learning Faculty Fellows: CTL is accepting nominations and self-nominations for a 2024-25 Blended Learning Faculty Fellow. The Fellow will have opportunities to be involved in faculty development around blended learning and will support CTL’s strategic goals of enhancing student success while developing a culture of teaching innovation. Apply by June 10.

Graduate opportunities: Oregon Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for its spring graduate-level opportunities, featuring the Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship (NRPF) and the Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship. The NRPF provides hands-on experience in natural resource policy at the state level, while the Malouf Scholarship supports graduate students conducting societally relevant coastal research applicable to Oregon. An informational webinar discussing these opportunities, along with future ones, is scheduled for June 14. To learn more and apply, visit: https://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/osg-2024-spring-fellowship-opportunities.

Volunteers Needed for The Great Move-Out: Each year OSU collects donated items from students who no longer need them and distributes those reusable goods to non-profits in our community – usually totaling more than 20 tons of items. OSU Surplus needs your help to make the Great Move-Out Donation Drive a success again this year – together we can improve our campus and community and keep reusable goods out of the landfills. Find more information and our volunteer sign up page at this link.

All-Star Tailgate Sweepstakes: Enter the All-Star Tailgate Sweepstakes by July 31, presented by the OSU Alumni Association membership program. Seven lucky Beaver fans will win a VIP prize package for a 2024 Beaver Football home game that includes a pair of club-level tickets, parking at Reser, and meals and special VIP access at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. No purchase necessary; see official rules and eligibility requirements

Impact the future of online education through research: Each year, the OSU Ecampus Research Unit funds projects, up to $25,000 each, to support the research, development and scholarship efforts of faculty in online education. Many OSU colleagues have had transformative experiences in the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. Recent fellows studies highlight the ways in which these projects have advanced research in online/hybrid education. Ecampus Research Unit staff is available to help you develop the scope of your research project proposal. Contact Naomi Aguiar, associate director of research, with questions.

Deadline extended for faculty learning communities: The Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technologies are offering two Fall ’24 faculty learning communities for teaching faculty. Consider participation in either the Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community or the Teaching and AI Faculty Learning Community. Join us on this journey to strengthen teaching excellence. Apply by June 12. Funding provided.

Call for Applications: Career Champions. Applications for the fall 2024 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. Career Champions provides educators with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while tackling issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications are due 6/7. Cohort meets Thursdays 3-4 p.m. on Zoom weeks 3-8 of fall term. Direct questions to Brenna Gomez.

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by sharing SAIF’s resources for Workplace Safety Meeting Topic Ideas. For more information on safety at OSU, visit OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/uhsc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a link to report safety concerns online.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Washington Way: The sidewalk closure on 35th Street, approaching the Washington Way intersection, has been extended through Thursday, June 20. Flagging operations and traffic delays will continue intermittently through Thursday, June 20. Sidewalk closure signs and barriers will be in place on 35th Street, on both the east and west sidewalks, approaching the Washington Way intersection. Pedestrians should plan to use Jefferson Way, 30th Street and the multi-use path on Washington Way to detour around the area. No crosswalk access will be available at the intersection of Washington Way and 35th Street The multi-use path on Washington Way will remain accessible from 35th Street.

Campus Way: As part of the Kelley District Utility Plant project, SW Campus Way between SW 26th Street and SW Memorial Place will be closed May 29-June 10. The closure is necessary to allow for crane activity related to the project. Unlike recent, intermittent closures related to the project, this will be a continuous closure of Campus Way. The Kelley Engineering Center south entrance will also be closed. The north sidewalk and both bicycle lanes in this section of Campus Way will be closed during this time period. The south sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A bicycle detour will be provided. (View road and sidewalk closure map.) (View bicycle detour.)

Jobs

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

NEW! The Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Office Assistant position based at the OSU Extension Service Wallowa County Office in Enterprise. This is a part-time, on-call, intermittent (approximately 4 hours/week, as needed), classified position. This is an internal employment opportunity. Posting #P04835CT. Closes June 13

NEW! Oregon State University Cascades invites applications for a Chief Business Officer Full-Time, 12 month. Posting #P08135UF. Full consideration June 18. Closes July 2. 

Weather

"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." Alfred Austin

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 80, low of 52. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 84, low of 55. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 69, low of 47. Sunny tomorrow.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr