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:

OSU study reveals complexity of Americans' views on gun rights and self-defense (KPIC)

American consumers use their understanding of gun rights when judging the morality of civilians’ use of guns to protect themselves from crime, and that assessment varies depending on specific scenarios, new research from Oregon State University (OSU) shows. (see also Curry Coastal Pilot)

1,000 Oregon families could lose child care help under proposed budget, advocates say (Statesman Journal)

report from Oregon State University last month confirmed that all Oregon counties except Gilliam County are considered "child care deserts" for infants and toddlers, meaning an area where at least three children exist for every child care slot available. It is a shortage that has persisted despite the number of publicly funded slots for infants and toddlers increasing by 49%, according to the report.

Summer construction season ramps up at OSU (Campus Directions)

Summer 2023 will be a busy season for construction on the Corvallis campus with more than 15 new projects kicking off before August and another dozen already in progress. University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations have compiled a complete list of summer projects and created a map outlining current and future construction zones. New projects will start after Commencement and continue throughout the summer and into the fall.  


Today's photo

Fairy web: Julia Lounsberry says, “The spider webs have been abundant this spring and I captured this one on my colorful spinning wind flower as the sun was going down.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Starting to set up a Canvas course site for your Summer ’23 class? Streamline the process by using the OSU Canvas Template to ensure an easy-to-navigate course structure employing effective modular course design. You can quickly import the template into an empty Canvas course shell prior to adding content. See instructions to import the template.


First! Graduation Celebration: First-generation college students graduating this year are invited to the First! Graduation Celebration 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 13 in front of Waldo Hall (east side entrance). Stop by anytime for light refreshments, button-making, photo opportunities and to be entered into a raffle for fun prizes to celebrate your accomplishments. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Webinar — Care Talks, Raising Children with Disabilities: "Keeping Your Child Safe in an Uncertain World." 10  a.m. June 13. Most parents realize the importance of discussing safety with their children, yet many don’t know where to begin. Tips on protecting children from abduction, abuse and school violence are presented. Register today.

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 this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.


NWREC open house: The North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora Oregon is hosting a community open house 4-7 p.m., July 19. The public is invited for an up-close look at research and development at the center including berry-tasting, hay ride farm tours, farm equipment display and fresh farm veggies. NWREC is located at 15210 NE Miley Road, one mile east of I-5 and across the road from Charbonneau’s east entrance. For more information, contact NWREC at 503-678-1264.

Save the date: Farewell event for advisor Kyle Ross. Kyle Ross has accepted a position as the executive director of NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising). This is one of the highest positions representing the profession of advising. Help us recognize Kyle’s service to OSU and the college, and wish him well on his new adventure to Kansas. Stop by between 3-5 p.m., June 29, Austin 126, to say goodbye. There will be refreshments served. Contact Brenda Sallee if any special accommodations are needed.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Care Talks: Succeed at Work — Diversity in the Workplace. This webinar discusses strategies to prevent behaviors that interfere with the ability to work with people who are different. You will learn how perceptions, assumptions and biases develop and how they impact our responses. 10 a.m., June 15. Register today.

NEW! Beyond Benefits: New Realities in Home Ownership. Due to the upheaval in the housing market over the past few years, many new realities of home ownership have appeared. These realities include changes in the types of home loans that are now available. It also includes more properties that are now bank-owned or underwater which has changed how some interested buyers now view these types of properties. Understanding the new realities is critical in making an informed decision in today’s environment. 11 a.m., June 15 webinar. Register here.

NEW! HMSC research seminar: Emily Eidam with the Coastal & Fluvial Sediment Dynamics Lab at Oregon State University will be giving a seminar titled “Sediment dynamics of Arctic coasts and continental shelves,” at 3:30 p.m., June 15. Join us in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link. Password: 972587 or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

Department of Integrative Biology M.S. defense seminar: Justin Hockett will present “From hydrology to biology: How abiotic factors structure invertebrate communities in a free-flowing river network,” at 9 a.m., June 14, in CRB 2196 and via Zoom. Hockett is completing his M.S. in Integrative Biology under the guidance of Dave Lytle.

Care Talks, Financial Wellness: Preventing Identity Theft. This webinar provides information on identity theft, including prevention and coping tips. We will discuss how it occurs, prevention, immediate steps for victims and helpful resources 10 a.m., June 14. Register today.

PFLA Zoom workshop: Join us to learn more about LinkedIn profile sections, best practices in profile building and other features that can help propel your career (even if you’re not looking for a new job). 11 a.m. to noon June 14. For more information about the event and how to register click here.

Office of Research Integrity Forum, EHS Research Tips: Join the Environmental Health and Safety team 1-2 p.m., June 14 for an overview of tips to advance lab safety including the 4 Ls of hazardous waste management, how to conduct hazard assessments, promoting safety culture with self-assessments, safer sharps handling and the ins-and-outs of registering your research with the Institutional Biosafety Committee. Open to all, with research faculty, students and staff as the primary intended audience. Register here.

Moxie: The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program team recently announced our newest program called Moxie: Empowering Women Innovators. Moxie is a dynamic 15-month program designed to support OSU faculty and researchers (including post-docs and graduate students). Selected participants will receive funding totaling $4,000 throughout the program, be paired with a dedicated innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) mentor and have support through the crucial early stages of building your innovation concept. Join us 4-5 p.m., June 14 for a virtual info session. Register here.

Public Seed Library "Growing a Vegetable Garden" Lecture Series: Linn-Benton County Master Gardener Rich Little will discuss vegetable garden organic pest management 6-7 p.m., June 14 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Meeting Room. Entomologist and home gardener too, Rich knows bugs and can answer your questions about beneficial and harmful pests. If you've started your summer crops and have left over seeds, individual donations of open and partially used vegetable, herb and flower commercial seed packets packed for '22 and '23 are needed now to restock the Public Seed Library seed rack, and can be donated any time at the Corvallis Library Circulation Desk. Learn more at

CADE Business Xcelerator Workshop – June 15 in Eugene: Calling all small-business owners and entrepreneurs: Register to attend a workshop hosted by the Contracting Alliance for Diversity and Equity and sponsored by OSU from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 15, in Eugene. CADE is a community of local organizations dedicated to promoting small, diverse, veteran-owned and traditionally disadvantaged businesses. The workshop will offer technical assistance and provide information regarding government and private sector contracts and other topics. To register:

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 the Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 courses and register here. There is a $100 fee to attend this workshop.

Sibling Synergy at Work: Join the Center for Family Enterprise at 8:30 a.m., June 21 via Zoom for our Family Business 360 event. Hear from Joseph Sullivan, co-founder of Alyrica Networks, who will be sharing his experience working with his siblings and how they have worked to foster a synergistic work environment. Register here.

Getting Your First Dam Job Zoom workshops: Still looking for a job post-graduation? Wondering why your resume isn’t getting you noticed by employers? The summer term virtual First Dam Job career workshop series (Aug. 1-3) will help you address these scenarios and more. Register for just one or all three of these virtual sessions to strengthen your resume and gain the skills you need to land your first full-time job. 5 p.m. Aug. 1, "Oops I still really need a job.” 5 p.m. Aug. 2, “Why is my resume not working?" 5 p.m., Aug. 3, “Yay, I got a job, now what?"

Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors: The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all Oregon State University managers, supervisors and lead workers. At the end of this course, learners will have a solid understanding about 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. Summer 2023 program: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 to noon, Aug.15-24, via Zoom. Fall 2023 program: Tuesday - Friday  8:15 to noon, Nov. 14-17, via Zoom Learn more and register.

First annual OSU Engagement conference: Save the date for this inaugural Engagement conference Sept. 5-6, to be held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. This event is developed to increase awareness of engagement and engaged scholarship efforts across the university, while providing opportunities for recognition, learning, networking and idea generation. More information will be available at closer to the date. Hosted by the Office of the Provost and the Division of Extension  Engagement. Contact Marina Denny to discuss being a presenter at this year’s conference.

Take Note

UHR Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2023: Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? 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. Presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours in length; it’s up to you. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Contact [email protected] with any questions, or for assistance with your application.

Applications open for the OSU Engagement Awards of Excellence: As part of the planned annual OSU Engagement Conference (Sept. 5-6), we wish to recognize faculty, staff and community partners for their efforts to develop programs or projects that adhere to the principles of community engagement and engaged scholarship, including reciprocal and mutually beneficial outcomes that address key societal issues and contribute to the inclusive prosperity of OSU’s internal and external stakeholders. Apply for the OSU Engagement Awards. You can apply to one, two or all three awards. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. July 17. Results will be announced Aug. 4.

Student Health Services is moving: The Plageman Student Health Center is permanently closing at 1 p.m. on June 16, and all Student Health Services locations will be closed from June 19-23. Survivor advocacy services will be available during this closure. OSU Student Health will move to three new locations this summer, including the new Health Center next to Reser Stadium. Rapid Care @ Tebeau Hall will close for the summer and reopen in fall term.

Commencement photos with President Murthy: The Class of 2023 can capture special moments with friends and family on graduation day at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Right after commencement, head across the street to take a photo with OSU President Jayathi Murthy, or pose with the larger-than-life inflatable Benny Beaver and other special backdrops set up for OSU’s brand-new alumni. Learn more. 

The Great Move-Out is Here: On and off-campus students can donate food, linens, clothes, furniture and more to local non-profits through the Great Move-Out Donation Drive. On-campus students can donate in res hall lobbies from May 30-June 20. Off-campus students can donate at the Benton County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. -3 p.m., June 17-18. OSU Materials Management and community volunteers pickup and sort donations to distribute to local non-profits. Want to volunteer or get more info? Visit

Grads Give Back Gown ShareGrads Give Back is OSU’s Gown Share Program. This year, we have been able to supply gowns to over 30 grads from undergrad to Ph.D. Please consider donating your gown at the MU year-round in person or by mail; at the Valley Library quad entrance June 17-18; or outside of Reser Stadium after commencement. Want to volunteer to promote donating at commencement or get more info on the program? Visit:


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NEW! Treasury Analyst: University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Treasury Analyst position. As a Treasury Analyst, you will apply your analytical and treasury expertise to serve Oregon public universities, including OSU, with cash, investment and debt management functions. Posting #P06969UF. Closes July 24.


"Love is the way. If you are living without love, I don't know what you're doing. I think that's the only way we can understand people." ~ Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

Corvallis: Mostly sunny, high of 78, low of 45. Mostly sunny Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Sunny, high of 80, low of 44. Sunny Wednesday.

Newport: Dense fog and breezy, high of 58, low of 51. Partly sunny Wednesday.

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