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.

From 'nightmare' to dream come true for OSU grad (KOIN)

Like thousands of other 20-somethings, Jasmine Garcia is graduating from college this weekend. The 22-year-old will get her degree in civil engineering with a minor in math from Oregon State University on Saturday.

Oregon wave energy testing facility moves forward (OPB)

A renewable energy project planned off the coast of Newport is taking a step forward.  Oregon State University has submitted a final license application for a wave energy testing facility with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  If built, it would be the largest of its kind in the United States.

OSU study finds wasp can help control stink bugs (KTVZ)

Biological control of the brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive pest that devastates gardens and crops, would be more effective in natural areas bordering crops or at times when certain insecticides aren’t being applied, according to a new Oregon State University study. (see also Phys.Org)

NOAA's university partners tackle climate change research (High Country News)

For the past two decades, seafaring scientists from Oregon State University have set out from the Newport, Oregon, harbor to collect data. Tracing ocean trenches and undersea mountains, their heavy equipment dips into the water taking measurements of the current, the ocean temperature and zooplankton levels.

Coming to terms with history: Student's article on campus building names sparked controversy and change (Democrat-Herald)

The genesis of the story was a passing conversation in a peace studies class, but once he began looking into the background of some of OSU’s building namesakes, Trinidad — whose ethnic heritage is Filipino — started thinking more deeply about issues of historical injustice and institutional racism.

Scientists discover unlikely culprit fertilizing North Pacific Ocean: Asian dust (Science Codex)

"We now know that these areas that were thought to be barren and stable are actually quite dynamic," said Ricardo Letelier, an Oregon State University biogeochemist and ecologist, who in collaboration with David Karl at the University of Hawaii led this study. 

Today's photo

Study session: In this May 1962 photo, Oregon State students study in the library. There will be plenty of this going around during Finals Week before students disperse and take a short break before Summer Term begins.


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 M.S. Defense Seminar: Kelia E. Axler will present “Influence of river plumes on larval fish distributions, predator-prey relationships, and survival in the northern Gulf of Mexico” on Tuesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. in the Guin Library Seminar Room at Hatfield Marine Science Center. Axler is completing her M.S. in integrative biology under the guidance of Su Sponaugle. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday Teaching Talks: Portfolios to Celebrate Success & Survival: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning in a certificated series of teaching workshops. The workshops are every Tuesday. Attend one, some, or all. On June 11, join Brooke Howland to apply reflective practices as a catalyst to advance teaching and learning while celebrating our success and survival. This two-hour workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by. Learn more here. Contact us here 

Commencement volunteers needed: There is still time to sign up to be a commencement volunteer. This is a great opportunity to support the OSU community and see thousands of students graduate from OSU and help the graduates and their families experience the spirit of OSU. Training takes place Tuesday, June 11, from noon to 1 p.m. To sign up go to to learn more and complete the registration form. If you have questions, contact or

Digital Community Meeting: Join OSU’s community of digital workers to learn the latest on HTML semantics and accessibility and how to customize the new Google Analytics dashboard to show what’s important to your websites. June 11 from 2-4 p.m. in Cascade Hall 136. Learn more at Drupal@OSU. We welcome all who work on the internet at OSU.

Attending Veterinarian candidate: The Research Office is hosting an open campus forum for Lynn Impelluso, candidate for the position of Attending Veterinarian/Laboratory Animal Resource Center director. The candidate will give a 40-minute presentation followed by Q&A. The forum is June 11 from 2-3 p.m. in Memorial Union 206.

Extension open house: OSU Extension Service of Benton County is holding an open house June 11. Door prizes, free publication giveaways, refreshments, well water nitrate screening, plant clinic, pH soil testing and dial gauge testing for pressure canners will be available. OSU Extension Service of Benton County offers researched based information to help Benton County youth and adults solve problems, develop life skills, and manage resources. June 11, 3-6 p.m. at the Benton County Sunset Building, 4077 S.W. Research Way in Corvallis. For more information, 541-713-5000 or


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.

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.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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 5 years of retirement.  June 13, noon-1 p.m., Memorial Union, MU 207: Allworth ConferencePresented by Barbara Koontz, financial Adviser, CFS*.  RSVP to

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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

Capstone Presentation: Jessica Patterson is pursuing her Master of Natural Resources degree under the guidance of David Bernell. Her capstone is titled “The Social Construction of the Deserving Poor within Renewable Energy Policy.” Wednesday June 12, at 9 a.m. in Bexell 211. Contact the FES department office with questions or requests for accommodation at 541-737-2244.

M.S. Defense, Sustainable Forest Management Graduate Program: Byron Krempl will present “Adapting to Revenue Change Due to Declines in Timber Harvest: Case Studies in Oregon" on Wednesday, June 12, at 9 a.m., in Richardson Hall 107. Krempl is completing his M.S. in sustainable forest management under major professor Tamara Cushing in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Free and open to the public.

Bioinformatics Users Group (BUG): “Machine learning for phenomics and association testing in genome-wide association studies of regeneration in poplar, i.e. how neural networks help us to see the phenes and the genes,” Michael Nagle (Steve Strauss lab), Wednesday, June 12, at noon in ALS 3006. BUG consists of life scientists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, statisticians and researchers of all types who meet to discuss topics related to these fields of study. Meetings are generally informal, consisting of discussions, interactive talks or short workshops. All are welcome. No experience needed to participate. For additional information, see

M.S. Defense, Department of Botany & Plant Pathology: Katarina Lunde will present “Escape in Time: Phenology Mitigates Impacts of the Cinnabar Moth on Native Herb Senecio triangularis in Western Oregon” on Wednesday, June 12, at 1 p.m. in ALS 4001. Lunde is completing her M.S. in Botany & Plant Pathology under the guidance of Peter B. McEvoy. Free and open to the public.

M.F. Defense, Sustainable Forest Management Graduate Program: Pavel Pluhar will present “Modeling market proximity for fuel reduction treatments in the John Day Basin, OR, USA" on Wednesday, June 12, at 2 p.m., in Richardson Hall 115. Pluhar is completing his M.F. in sustainable forest management under major professor Tamara Cushing in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Free and open to the public.

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

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 

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! The Oregon State Productions team is seeking a Broadcast News Producer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. The Broadcast News Producer builds and fosters relationships with local, national and international media outlets and video producers, serving as their liaison to campus as well as pro-actively pitching, shooting, editing and placing OSU content on broadcast news, television, film, online and social media platforms internationally. Posting # P03075UF. Full consideration June 21. Closes June 29.

NEW! Program Intake Manager – Ecampus is seeking a Program Intake Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. This position will manage new program proposals through the process from initial inquiry to program launch. Posting #P03066UF. Closes June 23.

NEW! Temporary Lifeguard - This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, backup Lifeguard for the Oregon 4-H Center of Oregon State University (OSU). These temporary positions will be located in rural northeast Salem, Oregon.  Posting# P02212CT.  Closes June 28.

The Office of Admissions is seeking an Assistant to the Director of Admissions This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the director. Posting # P03082UF. Full consideration July 5, Closes July 12.


“I hate that word — 'lucky.' It cheapens a lot of hard work" ~ Peter Dinklage, who turns 50 today.

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 93, low of 63. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 89, low of 60. Sunny with a slight chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 80, low of 58. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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