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:


Climate change devastating to some marine species, OSU study indicates (Oregon Capital Chronicle)

The research by scientists at Oregon State University has implications for the planet: A properly functioning ocean is crucial for a healthy planet, and an imbalance among marine species not only affects that ecosystem but can also touch people, they said. (see also Earth)

PNW coast suffers from low oxygen, study finds. It's becoming the norm (Seattle Times)

The study from Oregon State University, published in Nature Scientific Reports, used data from 2021 to map out oxygen levels across the bottom 32 feet of the Pacific Northwest continental shelf.

Whitelaw honored at OSU-Cascades commencement (My Central Oregon)

Oregon State University – Cascades will honor Dana Whitelaw, executive director of the High Desert Museum, during its 23rd annual commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 16.


Today's photo

Lovely lupine: Accountant Laura Earle Kasper says, Spring is in the air. I started this lupine from seed two years ago and thought I'd share.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected]. To view past submissions, visit us on Instagram at @osutoday1

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for high-impact teaching practices to further student learning and engagement? Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) have many potential benefits. Check out CUREs to Increase Student Resilience by Nate Kirk to learn how CUREs are being implemented at OSU in diverse learning environments from large-enrollment intro biology courses to small upper-division electives.


Beaver Family Connections: Join other OSU parents and caregivers for our last Beaver Family Connections of academic year 2023-24. This month’s topic: “Fostering Healthy & Safe Pet Relationships,” with Monique Udell, OSU’s Human-Animal Interaction Lab. Noon to 1 p.m. June 11 in MU 207. All OSU parents/caregivers welcome. Lunch provided. For more information on this series, click here. For accommodations, contact Cari Maes at 541-737-4906 or [email protected].

NEW! PFLA tour of PRAx Center for Creative Arts: Join your PFLA colleagues for an exciting tour of the new PRAx Center for Creative Arts led by Executive Director Peter Betjemann. We'll meet in the lobby of PRAx at 1 p.m., June 11. Tour lasts until 2 p.m. Register for the event or follow us on social media via

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers 5:30-7:30 p.m.Tuesdays and noon to 3 p.m. Fridays; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

Spring Bike Drop: Give your old bike a new life as a ride for a future Beaver. Donate your bike at Cascade Hall, June 10-14. Learn more. For alternative formats or accommodations related to a disability, please contact Elza Records at 541-737-0673 or [email protected]

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, or by phone at (800) 343-0860.


NEW! Beaver Dads Connections: Come out and bowl with other self-identified OSU dads. Share some snacks and conversation as an early celebration of Father's Day. Noon to 1:30 p.m., June 13, MU Lanes. No registration required. For accommodations and questions, contact [email protected] or 541-737-4906. 

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, or by phone at (503) 265-3905. 

International Employee and Scholar Coffee Social: International employees, faculty, scholars, families and friends are invited to drop in on the second Friday of the month (June 14) between 10:30 a.m. and noon at the Einerson House, 2638 NW Jackson Ave., for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks. Hosted by the OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International, the OSU Office of International Services and the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center.

Naval ROTC Spring Commissioning: OSU NROTC will commission 10 ensigns into the Navy and three 2nd lieutenants into the Marine Corps at 4 p.m. June 14 in LINC 128 and online via Facebook. The ceremony involves the oath of office, assistance into uniform, rendering of the first salute, and remarks from guest speaker Capt. Craig Litty.

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

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Scott Heppell with the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences at Oregon State University will give a seminar titled “Decadal change and the abundance of fishes and invertebrates in Yaquina Bay,” at 3:30 p.m., June 13 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.

Public Seed Library Presentation: "Growing Crops for Fermentation." Fermenting vegetables is a great way to preserve the abundance of your vegetable garden, and to add delicious flavors, textures and healthy probiotics to your diet. Come learn how to create a small garden bed plan for a variety of cool-season veggies, and another for warm-season veggies and herbs, that are wonderful for fermenting because of their characteristics from flavor to shape and length. Presented by Darren Morgan, Shonnard's Nursery manager and educator. Noon to 1:30 p.m., June 13 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Meeting Room. Learn more here.

Supervisor 101: University Human Resources invites supervisors to attend a pilot opportunity to provide feedback on the new Supervisor 101. Supervisor 101 is a 90-minute program designed to give new-to-OSU supervisors the information they need to be successful, highlighting key resources that supervisors need in their first month. This is a chance to experience new training followed by a feedback session to share insights and suggestions. 9 a.m. to noon, June 26, MU 13: Register. 9 a.m. to noon, July 30, Tykeson Hall 111, OSU-Cascades: Register. 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 5, Zoom (link provided after registration): Register. Contact Carolyn Warfield ([email protected]) with accommodation requests.

Take Note

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.

OSU Today summer schedule: OSU Today will switch to weekly publication (Mondays only) starting June 17. 

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:

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:

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.

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:

Traffic and Maintenance

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.


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NEW! Sous Chef: University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for a Sous Chef position. This is a full-time, professional faculty position. The Sous Chef is responsible for providing support for the day-to-day operations of the restaurants within the assigned dining center, including food production, supervision and training. Posting #P08149UF. Closes June 27.


Do all the other things, the ambitious things — travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes…but as you do, to the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness.” ~ George Saunders

Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 74, low of 47. Sunny Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 82, low of 45. Sunny tomorrow. 

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 66, low of 42. Sunny tomorrow.

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