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:

STEM jobs are not just high-paying, but also socially empowering: Jayathi Murthy, president, OSU (Education Times)

Jayathi Murthy, the first woman of colour to head the Oregon State University (OSU) in the United States, says that it is important that women understand that STEM jobs are not just high-paying but they are also socially and economically empowering.

Shark with huge tail found washed up on beach in 'rare' find (Newsweek)

Common thresher sharks are found around the world in tropical and temperate waters. They usually congregate in the open ocean, but the sharks also sometimes come closer to shore. The species is most abundant within around 40 miles of the shore, according to Oregon State University.

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Dr. Andrew Ketsdever, interim VP of OSU-Cascades (KLCC)

Dr. Andrew Ketsdever leads the 1,000+ student campus of Oregon State University - Cascades Campus as its interim Vice President. Ketsdever joined OSU-Cascades in 2018 as an associate dean, overseeing degree programs in science, technology and engineering, and leading research and faculty diversity efforts.

OSU art exhibit features regional artist's Antarctic paintings (KEZI)

An art show at an Oregon State University gallery will include paintings by a Salem-based artist inspired by an OSU professor’s studies on climate change’s effects on Antarctica.

Oregon State's college of engineering recognized for diversity efforts (Oregonian)

Oregon State University’s college of engineering is one of three schools to be given a top distinction from the American Society of Engineering Education for its efforts recruiting and supporting women and people of color.

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It's the Water: Artist April Waters watches as her painting "Ice-Time (Iceberg by Litchfield island, Antarctica)” is installed at The LaSells Stewart Gallery at Oregon State University as part of a show “It’s the Water: An Exhibition of Painting and Photography by Seven Artists," which runs from March 15 to April 28. Photo: Sean Nealon. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for ways to help students reduce test anxiety? Share the Academic Success Center’s Write It Out exercise with them. This provides an opportunity to write out anxieties/concerns, and then to throw them away (or recycle) before starting the exam. For more strategies to navigate test anxiety, consider sharing the Taming Test Anxiety page on the Learning Corner.


Care Talks, Succeed at Work: Strategies for Working Couples: This webinar, to be held at 10 a.m. March 16, discusses how to successfully manage family and work responsibilities. We will cover the advantages/challenges of dual-earner relationships, how to develop a work/life plan and strategies for combining career and work. Register today.

University Budget Conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a University Budget conversation from noon to 1 p.m. March 16 via Zoom. This week’s topic is “Capital and Internal Bank.” The first 15 minutes is spent on presentation of the topic, followed by discussion and Q&A. To join the webinar, visit For materials associated with this conversation, visit For questions, email [email protected]

Micah Schmidt, M.F. defense: Schmidt will present his project, “A case study on the utility of multiple, light to moderate intensity silvicultural treatments to accomplish forest management objectives in southwest Oregon, USA,” at 2 p.m. March 16 in 316 PFSC (seating is limited). Schmidt is earning his M.F. in sustainable forest management with Klaus Puettmann in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Contact the FERM Department at [email protected] for the Zoom link or for accommodations for disabilities.

PFLA event: Women Supporting Women: How to be an advocate and ally (presented by Ecampus Leadership). In celebration of Women's History Month, PFLA welcomes a panel of women leaders from OSU Ecampus to discuss their experiences. Join us for an open dialogue on supporting and advocating for women in the workplace, 2-3 p.m., March 16 via Zoom. For more information about the event and how to register, click here.

HMSC research seminar: Robin Waples from the University of Washington will give a seminar titled “On the shoulders of giants: Under-appreciated studies in salmon biology with lasting influence,” at 3:30 p.m. March 16 at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium and online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195. Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology seminar series: “Effects of climate and phenology on plant species coexistence,” presented by Jeff Diez of University of Oregon Institute of Ecology and Evolution, 4 p.m. March 16, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP seminar website.

CANCELLED! Corvallis Public Seed Library 'Growing a Vegetable Garden' Lecture: This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. Learn more at Connect at [email protected].


NEW! Faculty Senate special session: The Faculty Senate will hold a Special Session 2-4 p.m., March 17, to respond to and clarify topics related to the Learning Outcome, Criteria, and Rationale (LOCR) Report. This Special Session is information only, and no motions nor amendments shall be accepted on the floor. The agenda is online at This meeting will be held in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall with a Zoom webinar option available. Non-senators are can participate via webinar. Please complete the brief Qualtrics survey requesting to participate; the webinar link will be sent upon completion of the survey.

Music à la Carte: Cameron O'Connor, guitar. Celebrate St. Paddy's Day, March 17, with a midday music interlude. OSU guitar instructor Cameron O’Connor will perform a noon program in the Memorial Union lounge that includes Bach preludes, Irish ballads and postcards from Spain. Free, open to all.

Orange & Black Vocal Scholarship Concert: A night of choral music celebrating the arts at OSU, featuring OSU’s top choral ensembles, directed by Steven Zielke and Sandra Babb. 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Tickets $10 at the door (cash/check only). OSU students free with OSU ID. Online ticket sales expected to resume at 9 a.m. March 15 following resolution of a technical issue.

Corvallis Public Seed Library Pop-Up Vegetable Garden Plant Clinic: Benton County Master Gardeners will hold a pop-up plant clinic event at the Corvallis-Benton County Library's Public Seed Library 10 a.m.-1 p.m., March 18. Master Gardeners will help you plan your garden, select seeds right for you, and answer your vegetable garden growing questions. Learn more at

It’s the Water: Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center presents “It’s the Water: An Exhibition of Painting and Photography by Seven Artists.” Featuring April Waters’ Antarctica paintings, and invited artists Rich Bergeman, Duncan Berry, Gary Buhler, Jeremy Burke, Rebecca Kiser and Katia Kyte. These artists focus on expressing the power, beauty and mystery of water, showing nature’s complex interrelationships. The exhibition is March 15-April 28. Reception is 3-6 p.m. April 8 in the Giustina Gallery. Learn more about It’s the Water, including viewing hours.

Students: Non-Profit & Public Service Fair: Join Community Engagement & Leadership and the Career Development Center for the Non-Profit and Public Service Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 11 in the MU Ballroom. There is no dress code for this event. Link to register and view agencies: Questions? Contact [email protected].

The Making of a Public Radio Show: A Conversation with the Team from Live Wire. Live Wire is a weekly radio variety program that features interviews with writers, musicians, activists, and other interesting folks, plus musical guests and comedy. Live Wire’s host, Luke Burbank, and executive producer, Laura Hadden, share over 30 years of Public Radio experience between them. OSU Associate Professor Elena Passarello has served as Live Wire’s Announcer since 2018. The event is 7:30-9 p.m. April 25 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Reserve a seat. This event will also be broadcast live on KBVR FM 88.7 and on the KBVR-FM website.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

Clayton Sodergren MF defense: Clayton Sodergren will present his capstone, titled: “Long-Term Effects of Fire Severity, Time Since Fire, and Topography on Douglas-Fir Canopy Complexity in the Western Cascades, Oregon, USA,” at 10 a.m. March 17 on Zoom. Sodergren is earning his MF in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Lisa Ganio and David Bell. Contact the FES Department at [email protected] for the link or for accommodations for disabilities.

FYI Friday – Learning & Development Opportunities for OSU Faculty & Staff (FYI Friday Winter 2023): Are you seeking personal and professional development, but you’re not sure where to look? Join us to learn how to find and discover learning and development opportunities that are relevant to you. This Zoom session, 11 a.m. to noon March 17, will provide a tour of the Training Portal featured in, a demonstration of how to navigate LinkedIn Learning and an overview of additional resources featured in UHR’s Learning & Development website. Registration required.

FST Farm 2 Fork Webinar: “Sustainability@Nestle.” Would you like to learn about sustainability goals in the world's largest, most diversified food and beverage company? Noon to 12:45 p.m. March 17. Register today.

College of Public Health & Human Sciences research seminars: Amy Handler, president and CEO, Planned Parenthood Southwestern Oregon, will speak from 1-2 p.m. March 17 on “The Future of Abortion Access in Oregon, Hallie Ford 115 and online at

Course Design Bootcamp: Have you heard of the Course Design Institute? How about the Course Design Bootcamp? Join the Center for Teaching and Learning in a streamlined sequence of workshops and activities to learn backwards course design approaches to (re)develop your course. Two consecutive Friday afternoons, 2-5 p.m. March 17 and March 24, LINC 307. Space is limited. Register here.

New Zealand: Sustainable Pastoral Landscapes - Faculty-led program info session: Join OSU faculty leaders Serkan Ates and Paul Dorres from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a four-credit, two-week program in New Zealand, Sept. 12-26. An information session will be held 3 p.m. March 17 in StAg 240 and via Zoom. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities events calendar and the program brochure and application.

FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: How do you approach a challenge? FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new monthly workshop presented by 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 to create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. View upcoming workshops and enroll here. A $40 fee covers materials. Seats are limited.

Register today for the Ecampus faculty forum: Take part in discussions about online teaching excellence and explore the changing landscape of online education by attending the Ecampus faculty forum this spring. This event includes sessions for everyone, from those who are curious about teaching online to seasoned online instructors and university leadership. Held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center and online via Zoom, this event includes preconference workshops on May 8 and interactive sessions on May 9. See the full agenda and register today.

Coaches Clinic on peak performance: Take your youth coaching game to its highest level with new skills and knowledge from OSU kinesiology faculty. Get the most from every athlete by offering a fun, safe and uplifting sporting experience. The College of Public Health and Human Sciences clinic takes place 6:30 p.m,, April 12, Hallie Ford Center. Registration required.

Take Note

NEW! Instructors, request spring course reserves now: Help make sure students can find their textbooks at the library. Submit a new request to OSU Libraries & Press each term. The Libraries prioritize electronic resources, accept personal and department copies of material, as well as purchase eBooks and physical items on request. More info at

NEW! Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Food. If an earthquake, winter storm or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water and electricity for days or even weeks. By taking time now to store emergency food supplies, you can provide for your entire family. People can survive for long periods of time without food. However, going days without eating can cause nutrient deficiencies and unpleasant – even dangerous – side effects. Consider maintaining a two week food supply. More information can be found here:

NEW! 40 years of service: Congratulations to Ronda Bullis, HR consultant and help center specialist, for being honored for 40 years of service at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others who have reached this milestone by clicking on their name.

Have questions about creating accessible course materials? Join the OSU Digital Accessibility Community Microsoft Team. This team is a space to share resources and build community around digital accessibility and is supported by UIT-Academic Technologies, EOA, DAS, CTL and Ecampus. Share your questions or knowledge about accessibility in documents, images or video and get support from the community. Need help with MS Teams? Contact the Service Desk

End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store is holding an end of term sale through April 1; 75% off on selected Beaver gear while supplies last.

Center for Teaching and Learning "Are You IN(clusive)? READ, REFLECT, REFORM” Spring Book Club: The Read, Reflect, Reform book clubs use a blended format with two synchronous meetings (times set by the group, in person or remote) and asynchronous activities. Activities commence Spring Term 2023. You will receive free “Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom” (while supplies last). Register now. March 17 deadline.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program: Applications for the spring 2023 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. Direct questions to Director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, please complete the application form by March 17 

Traffic and Maintenance

Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Improvement project, Washington Way between 30th and 35th streets will be closed March 17. Flaggers will be present at the 35th St. intersection to direct traffic. Other possible impacts include dust, mud and noise near the construction site.


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 School of Psychological Science invites applications for three positions: A full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Assistant or Associate Professor of Practiceposting #P06566UF; a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Assistant or Associate Clinical Professorposting #P06565UF; and a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professorposting #P06567UF. Full consideration date March 23; closes April 6.

NEW! The Department of Recreational Sports is hiring a full-time (1.0 FTE) Marketing and Student Initiatives Coordinator. This position represents Rec Sports at campus events and coordinates marketing projects that promote participation in Rec Sports programs, services and facilities. They also coordinate career development and recognition events for Rec Sports student employees. Posting #P06551UF. Closes March 26.

NEW! The Department of Recreational Sports is hiring a full-time (1.0 FTE) Operations and Membership Coordinator. This position provides leadership, supervision and risk management oversight to recreation operations staffing, building operations and customer management. The Coordinator hires, trains, evaluates and supervises Recreation Operations Staff and coordinates and oversees front-line customer service. Posting #P06563UF. Closes March 26.


“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” ~ Jane Goodall

Corvallis: Areas of frost and then mostly sunny, high of 57, low of 32. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 45, low of 23. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 54, low of 39. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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