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:

A wetter spring in Oregon has forecasters worried about an extended fire season (OPB News)

Oregon State University researchers recently predicted the state could see a much hotter July and August as the shift from La Niña to El Niño weather patterns begin this year. (see also KLCC)


OSU ROTC cadets honor veterans with flag raising at historic cemetery (KMTR)

On May 23, Oregon State University Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine ROTC Cadets raised U.S. flags on the grave sites of those who served and were laid to rest at the Crystal Lake Cemetery in Benton County, Ore.

The hot and cold of growing olives in Canada (Modern Farmer)

Here, too, it’s getting hotter. According to a January 2023 report by Oregon State University’s Climate Change Institute, average temperatures in the state have increased by 2.2 degrees F since 1895 and are projected to increase by 5 degrees F by the 2050s and 8.2 degrees F by the 2080s.

Study provides foundation for protecting rare fox in Cascades, Sierra Nevada (Phys Org)

Conservation efforts for the rare Sierra Nevada red fox can be strengthened through new computer modeling based on a 12-year data gathering partnership led by scientists at Oregon State University's Institute for Natural Resources, says a researcher who helped direct the project.

OSU gets $2 million to clean up old landfill next to Bend campus (Central Oregon Daily)

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Oregon State University $2 million to clean up the former Deschutes County Construction and Demolition landfill. It’s 72 acres located next to the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend.

Scientists may have found a way to make phone batteries last for 9 years (MSN The Cool Down)

It’s not just researchers at RMIT trying to tackle the problem. Researchers at Oregon State University recently came up with a zinc battery and a Chinese company unveiled a sodium-ion battery. Meanwhile, other researchers are hard at work developing recycling options for the lithium-ion batteries that are currently powering many of our devices.

The debt ceiling: Enough already (Democracy Paradox)

A piece co-written by OSU's David Bernell.

Oregon field day draws record numbers (Western Farmer-Stockman)

Participants flocked in record numbers to the 2023 Hyslop Farm Field Day on May 24, an event that Tom Chastain, head of the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University, dubbed “the longtime open house” for OSU and USDA Agricultural Research Service field crop scientists.

Ask an Extension expert (Oregonian)

Gardening season is well underway, and you may have questions. To ask one, simply go to the OSU Extension website, type it in and include the county where you live.

Today's photo

Beach bug: Brandon Ndungu says, “Newport beach over the weekend with friends… tiny bug on the shores.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for ways to help your students prepare for finals? The Academic Success Center has two more Spring 2023 Academic Success Workshops coming up: “Test Prep and the Science of Learning” on May 31 at noon and “Concentration, Distraction and Effective Study Sessions–Finals Edition” on June 7 at noon. These 50-minute sessions are offered via Zoom.


Spring Pops: The OSU Bands present a Spring Pops Concert at noon and 7 p.m., May 30 in the MU Quad. Directed by Erik Leung and Olin Hannum. Free, open to all. 

Ice cream: The Beaver Classic Food Truck will be scooping ice cream at Common Fields from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays during their trivia night. Please come get a scoop of your favorite flavor.

FURst Aid: Injury prevention and rehab for dogs and cats. Dave Meyer, certified veterinary technician and canine rehabilitation practitioner at the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, will overview small animal rehabilitation and injury prevention – think physical therapy skills for your pet. 5:15-6:15 p.m., May 30, online. Registration.

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.

Building Performance Session with Glumac Vice President Kameron Beeks: ASHRAE and ASCE is hosting Kameron Beeks, who will be speaking about the HVAC design and various techniques used for a new building project in Long Beach, California. This event will take place at 6 p.m., May 30 in Kearney Hall 312.


NEW! Latinx & Friends Grad Student Writing Group: This is a great opportunity for BIPOC graduate students to come work on any writing projects in a safe space. We will also offer students the chance to be part of a writing accountability group to help stay focused on long-term writing projects. 7-8:30 p.m., May 31 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 3, in the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez.

NEW! Board of Trustees: The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet June 1-2 to consider approving a budget and advancing to the construction phase a research complex in Corvallis and a housing project in Newport to serve the university’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. The board will meet from 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2 in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. Board committees will meet June 1 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the same location. All meetings are open to the public and can be attended in person, on Zoom or on the phone by calling 1-888-475-4499 (meeting ID: 655 466 888). Meeting agendas and materials are posted as they become available on the board’s website. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by May 31 to [email protected] or Stacy Jeffries at 541-737-3449.

NEW! University Budget Committee: The committee will conduct its last meeting for the academic year from 2-3:30 p.m. June 2 via Zoom. 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].

Flute circle: The annual Native American Style Flute Circle will take place at noon May 31 in the SEC Plaza. In addition to being a gathering of flute players from the current and past Native American Flute classes at Oregon State, this year's circle will feature fourth graders from Lincoln Elementary School, and The Looking Wolf Band.

The OSU Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert: Directed by Ryan Biesack. Featuring works by Thad Jones, Jim McNeely, Wayne Shorter and more. 7:30 p.m., May 31 in Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center. Free to OSU students. $10 general admission in advance at, or at the door (cash and check only, please.)

Summer Kickoff: Join OSU Community Engagement & Leadership from 4-6 p.m., June 1 at the Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., for the ultimate Summer Kickoff event. Embrace the sun and enjoy field games, board games and music. This free event is open to all ages, so bring your friends and family for a day of unforgettable fun.

University Theatre Spring One Acts: Original plays written and directed by OSU students. 7:30 p.m., June 1-3 and 2 p.m., June 4 at the Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tickets: $5 OSU students, $8 youth and seniors, $10 GA. Available in advance, through the OSU Theatre Box Office, 541-737-2853, and at the door (cash or check only please). Presented by the School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts with support from the Arts Center.

National Get Outdoors Day at Peavy Arboretum  Join OSU Research Forests in a free family bi-lingual event celebrating outdoor recreation and environmental education. Over 20 interactive exhibitors from the community, including free fishing for youth disc golf, logging sports, nature art and other fun activities for the whole family with Spanish interpretation. 10 a.m.-3  p.m. June 3. Information at

My People’s Market: Oregon State is a sponsor for My People’s Market June 3-4 at The Redd on Salmon Street in SE Portland. It brings together more than 120 BIPOC-owned businesses — artisans, makers and food innovators, including several vendors receiving entrepreneurial support from OSU’s Food Innovation Center — to create pathways for entrepreneurs of color to connect with the travel industry and new market opportunities. Looking for a deeper opportunity? Volunteer

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! David Sweeney Master of Public Policy defense: Title: "Restrictive Police Pursuit Policies," 1 p.m., June 1. Committee: Scott Akins, Michelle Inderbitzen, Rorie Solberg. Contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.

NEW! Salgado thesis: History MA student Sharon Salgado will give a presentation based on her thesis, “Oaxaqueñas: Placemaking and Resistance among Indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec Mexican Women Migrants in Oregon,” 2 p.m., June 1, Memorial Union 208. Salgado’s research traces the migration journeys of three women from small rural communities in Oaxaca to northern Mexico, California, and ultimately Oregon. 

NEW! Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Spring seminar series: “Exploring the multiple evolutions of sex chromosomes in plants,” presented by Sarah Carey of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, 4 p.m., June 1, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

NEW! Pedagogical support presentations: Zoom presentation by finalists for the position of Assistant Director for Pedagogical Support and Development will  be held in June. The assistant director will provide faculty pedagogical support and consultation for the new Gen Ed curriculum. Finalists presentations are as follows: Hypatia Bolivar, psychology, University Illinois Springfield, 4:30 p.m., June 1; Bolivar presentation. Kati Stoddard, plant pathology and microbiology, Texas A&M University, 10:30 a.m., June 2; Stoddard presentation. Matthew Winslow, psychology, Eastern Kentucky University, 3:30 p.m., June 6; Winslow presentation. Kara Clevinger, English and composition program, University of Oregon, 10:30 a.m., June 9; Clevinger presentation

NEW! Ideas Matter Lecture Series: "The Mayan Creation Story and the Importance of Myth." Professor Marta D. Kunecka in a conversation with anthropologist Vincent Stanzione, 5-7 p.m. June 1 at The Bière Library, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Suite 102, Corvallis. Free, open to all. Presented by the School of History, Philosophy and Religion.

NEW! Changemakers: A Conversation with Amber Coyne. Join CPHHS graduate Amber Coyne, MPH ’15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., June 1 to learn about how her roots in public health and special interests in LGBTQ+ health equity, harm reduction and language justice propel her to find innovative ways to address public health risks and keep our most vulnerable populations safe. Register at

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning Fellows Program 2023 showcase & discussion: Hear highlights from CTL Fellows in the Colleges of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; Engineering; Science; and Cascades. Then, join a discussion on what’s next in strengthening teaching and learning. 10-10:50 a.m., June 12. Register now. Contact [email protected].

Environmental arts and humanities lecture: Writer M Jackson, author of “The Ice Sings Back” and other books, will speak on “The Secret Lives of Glaciers,” at 4 p.m., May 31 in Memorial Union 208 (La Raza). This is the keynote lecture at the end of the annual regional graduate student conference in Environmental Arts and Humanities.

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?"

Center for Teaching and Learning Fellows Program 2023 showcase and discussion: Hear highlights from CTL Fellows in the Colleges of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; Engineering; Science; and Cascades. Then, join a discussion on what’s next in strengthening teaching and learning. Consider how partnering with the program can play a critical role in enhancing and innovating your college’s teaching faculty in the upcoming year. 10-10:50 a.m., June 12. Register now using ONID. Contact [email protected].

Core Curriculum for OSU managers and supervisors: The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all OSU 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 & access to employees; and be familiar with the OSU resources and responsibilities relating to employee health, safety and well-being. Summer 2023 program: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. to noon Aug. 15-24, via Zoom. To learn more and 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.

Take Note

Mary Evelyn Tucker and Dekila Chungyalpa on Inner Nature: The latest episode of the Inner Nature podcast series features Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-director of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, in conversation with Dekila Chungyalpa, founder and director of the Loka Initiative. Listen here on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Inner Nature is produced by the Spring Creek Project and the Contemplative Studies Initiative.

Call for Blended Learning Fellowship Nominations: CTL is accepting nominations and self-nominations for a 2023-24 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 May 31. See call for blended fellowship nominations.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2023 Career Champions cohort. 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. Please direct questions to Director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, complete the application form by June 9. 

Exemplary employees: OSU Exemplary Employee Award nominations are open now through May 31. This award recognizes work performance and service which goes above and beyond the standard expectations held for professional faculty and classified staff. One classified and one professional faculty employee will be honored at the University Day ceremonies with the presentation of a plaque and cash award of $500 each. Click here to learn about the nomination process and criteria.

Send a note to 2023 grads: This year’s graduates are about to begin an incredible new journey. Voice your encouragement, advice and congratulations as they begin to build their bright futures. Use the BEaver KIND submission form to send a short message to the Class of 2023 by June 9. 

Call for Nominations: The Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center is calling for nominations for our annual awards ceremony. We have our AYA Award, Student Leader Award, and the Feminist of Achievement award. If you would like to nominate a potential candidate, please fill out the form here: Nominations are due May 30. The awards ceremony will be held from 3-5 p.m., June 12 in the Journey Room in the Memorial Union. 

TRY-athlon: Faculty Staff Fitness is holding the 10th Annual TRY-athlon event. This event is a team-building fundraiser that brings faculty and staff together to compete for individual event or power team winner. The event is June 14 and registration is now open. Grab your team and sign up to swim, run, walk or both.

OSU Foundation announces Women’s Giving Circle grant awardees: Thirteen grants were awarded for 2023-24 by the OSU Women’s Giving Circle, ranging from $2,112 to expand English conversation partnership programs for international students to $9,960 to redefine digital literacy and career readiness competency for students at OSU-Cascades. To read about all 13 grants, click here. The next grant application deadline will be in January 2024.

Traffic and maintenance

NEW! Campus Way: As part of the 2023 Street Safety Project, SW Campus Way between SW 14th Street and SW Pioneer Place will be closed 7 a.m.-5 p.m., May 31, except to allow traffic to exit eastbound from Pioneer Place. Vehicles needing access to Pioneer Place may detour around the work area via SW Jefferson Way and enter from the eastbound lane on Campus Way. In addition, the dedicated parking spaces for the School of Civil and Construction Engineering will be closed for the duration of the project. View detour mapView closure map.


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NEW! Administrative Manager: OSU Extension Service in Multnomah County invites applications for an Administrative Manager position. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position located at the OSU Food Innovation Center in Portland, OR. Posting #P06935UF. Closes June 9.

NEW! Join KidSpirit's Mission: Partnering with AmeriCorps, KidSpirit Youth programs at Oregon State University seeks individuals to fill two positions. As an Early Childhood Equity Builder, you'll shape the future by developing and implementing a groundbreaking Gym and Learn pre-kindergarten program. As a Sustainability & Capacity Building Specialist, you'll be crucial in securing funding and scholarships and cultivating partnerships with community and industry collaborators. Visit


“Knowledge has been a passion with me during my whole life, one which has not lost its charm to the present day.” ~ Queen LiliʻUokalani 

Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, high of 71, low of 43. Partly sunny Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 76, low of 42. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Becoming sunny today, high of 63, low of 44. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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