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:


Oregon State to co-lead farm and food research center with $30 million in federal funding (OPB News)

Oregon State University is getting a chunk of a $400 million federal investment aimed at boosting farms and food-related businesses across the country. OSU and Colorado State University are set to co-lead one of 12 new federal food business centers, with the support of $30 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (see also KTVZ)

OSU-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab leader, founder to step down (KTVZ)

Adam Krynicki, executive director of the Oregon State University-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab, will step down from his position to join the University of Washington as digital innovation and asset manager.

'Huge sense of relief': How new FAFSA could help homeless students (Inside Higher Ed)

Lexi Geampa didn’t think she would be able to go to college. She was couch surfing with friends during her senior year of high school and needed to be verified as an unaccompanied homeless youth in order to receive federal financial aid because she doesn’t have parents to support her. She did eventually receive that determination and enrolled at Oregon State University, where she’s now a sophomore. But, every academic year, she has to reverify her status with college administrators to continue to receive aid, which she said is frustrating.


Fact check: Excess cyanocobalamin does NOT make anxiety, depression worse — it's manmade vitamin B12 (Lead Stories)

Alexander Michels, a biochemistry research associate at the Linus Pauling Institute for the study of vitamins at Oregon State University, told Lead Stories in a May 4, 2023, email that consuming too much cyanocobalamin doesn't generally increase anxiety and depression. "While it is possible to get side effects like these from taking very large doses of B12 many times per day for days on end, it is not a common occurrence. If someone does experience a problem after taking a lot of vitamin B12, it has nothing to do with the specific form - so it's not specific to cyanocobalamin."

Today's photo

Spring swarm: Dwight Brimley, Billing & Receivables services manager, took this photo of a bee swarm on April 27 outside the Agricultural & Life Sciences Building on the Corvallis campus. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Week 6 already? This is an important time for students to reflect on their approaches to your course, their current grades and plans for the final half of the term. Consider sharing the Academic Success Center’s Grade Analysis handout to guide student reflection on habits, strategies and potential goals to finish strong.

Today’s "From Just Coping to Creating Joy": It’s no secret that people have experienced higher levels of burnout than ever before and most of the general discourse on this topic is about coping mechanisms. But what if we could shift beyond merely coping to actively creating joyful experiences and moments, no matter what is going on around us? Yes, it’s possible. Letisha Bereola is back to teach us how. 9 a.m., May 9. Register here.

Care Talks, "Raising Children with Disabilities: The Importance of Self-Care for Parents." This webinar covers basic wellness, time management, getting support from professionals and finding child care resources to give you needed time for rejuvenation. 10 a.m., May 9. Register today.

Ag & Natural Resources Day: The College of Agricultural Sciences Club Leadership Team is hosting Ag & Natural Resources Day on the Memorial Union Quad and SEC Plaza from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.,  May 9. Come join us for free BBQ (vegetarian options available) and ice cream, live music, animals, club booths, tractors and more. 

Blood drive: The American Red Cross will be doing a blood drive from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., May 8-11 in the MU basement. You can make online appointments here

OSU Employee Parent Connections: Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. during spring term. An opportunity for OSU’s parenting employees to come together through Zoom and talk about anything related to parenting and working. Share resources with each other, ask questions of each other, celebrate milestones, share successes and challenges and more. Email Kristi King, [email protected] with the Family Resource Center if you would like the Zoom link.

START plans: Office of Student Orientation will host two information sessions to bring the campus community into the START plans for summer 2023. Both sessions will contain the same content, including the structure of START, what university partners can expect and how to learn more about what is happening with START. 2 p.m., May 9, via Zoom:

OSU’s New Beginnings for Tribal Students presents Cultural Awareness and Mentor Training Series 2023: "Tribal History Shared History: Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon" with Angie Morrill, 2-4 p.m. May 9. "Cultivating Safe Spaces in Education," 2-4:30 p.m., May 25, an interactive facilitated workshop with Jen Greenway. Open to faculty; students encouraged to attend. Info at

Beaver Baseball tailgater in Portland: Join fellow alumni and fans to cheer on OSU baseball against the UP Pilots at Ron Tonkin Field in Portland. Join the pregame tailgater from 4:30-6 p.m, May 9 and enjoy food, drinks and mingling before the first pitch. Game ticket required for entry. Register:

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.

Public Health Insider — "A Breath of Fresh Air": Join a webcast with CPHHS faculty 5:30 p.m., May 9, to learn what steps you can take for a healthier household and how the college’s new ASPᶟIRE Center is working to reduce harmful environmental exposures where children live, play and go to school. Register for Public Health Insider at


NEW! Historic campus tour: OSU is Corvallis' most recent historic district with more than 80 contributing structures and it’s the only Oregon campus listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the development of campus structures, and early Olmsted and Taylor campus plans, quads and viewsheds. The tour takes place 2-4 p.m. May 14 on the south side of Community Hall. Participants must RSVP as it is limited to 25 participants. RSVP at [email protected].

NEW! Corvallis-OSU Symphony Spring Concert: Featuring Strauss: "An Alpine Symphony" and performances from OSU student soloists. Final concert conducted by Marlan Carlson who will be retiring after this year. 7:30 p.m., May 16, at The LaSells Stewart Center. $35 online, $40 at the door. Complimentary K-8 student tickets available online; up to three K-8 tickets can be reserved with one paid adult ticket. Show student ID at door. High school and college students may pick up complimentary tickets at the box office one hour prior to concert. Tickets and more information at

OSU Album Club: "Let It Be" by The Beatles. Hosted by Bob Santelli, Album Club is like a book club, only we listen to and discuss some of the greatest albums of all time. Join us at 7 p.m. May 10 in MU 206, or, register to participate via Zoom. Free, open to all.

Fisheries and Wildlife reunion: Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences invites you to join us for our Alumni and Friends Reunion Weekend, May 19-21. Join us as we celebrate 88 years of influential and amazing work in conservation biology and fish and wildlife resource management. See the full schedule and register here: You can also connect remotely via Zoom for the Big Idea Brunch on Sunday. Contact Amanda Polley ([email protected]) for the link.

Michael Joseph O’Malley Scholarship Endowment and dedication: Join Mike’s friends and family in celebrating the first annual endowed scholarship and the dedication of an Irish rose planted in his name. College of Education, Furman Hall (in the courtyard), 200 SW 15th St. Event begins at 4:30 p.m. May 11. RSVP by May 9 to [email protected] or 541-737-1816.

Spring Bike Challenge, May 1-31, 2023, Corvallis Campus: May is National Bike Month. It’s not too late to celebrate by joining the annual Spring Bike Challenge. Teams ride in a friendly campus-wide competition to see who can bike the most days in May. The last day to register is May 12. You can find details and registration information on the Spring Bike Challenge webpage, or email [email protected] with questions. 

Bigleaf Maple Festival: Come try bigleaf maple syrup and learn how to tap at the Bigleaf Maple Festival in May. Oregon State University is hosting Oregon’s first ever Bigleaf Maple Festival at the 4-H Center in West Salem from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. May 13. Food, music and all things maple. Visit for details and tickets.

The 44th Annual Klatowa Ina Pow-Wow: Join us on Saturday, May 20, at Gill Coliseum, for a free community event celebrating Indigenous culture and heritage, presented by the Native American Student Association and Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs and university partners. Doors open at noon. Grand entry is at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Enjoy Indigenous performers' vibrant and colorful display of traditional dance, music and singing, plus a bustling marketplace offering authentic Native American crafts. 

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Tribal Histories panel featuring Peter Hatch and Chris Bailey: 5:30 p.m., May 10, Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws. Also available as a hybrid event here: More information: [email protected].

NEW! HMSC research seminar: Susan Haig and Dan Roby with the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences at OSU will be giving a seminar titled “Translating Research to Policymakers: Launch of the Handbook of Western Hemisphere Avian Conservation Series,” 3:30 p.m., May 11 HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

NEW! Department of Botany & Plant Pathology spring seminar series: “Linus Pauling Institute – Discovering how to live better longer through foods and nutrition” presented by Emily Ho of the Linus Pauling Institute, 4 p.m., May 11, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP seminar website.

NEW! Ideas Matter lecture series: "Engineering Community: Experiments in Peace Literacy." Professor Shari Clough in a conversation with engineer Devlin Monfort. 5-7 p.m., May 11, 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! National Science Foundation leader discusses engineering careers: You have completed the requirements for your B.S. in engineering. Now what? Please join us for pizza and a discussion with Ron Joslin, a leader from the NSF. This is a great opportunity to discuss all aspects of your future plans, even if you are not sure what they are. Noon to 1 p.m., May 16, Rogers Hall 226. To register:

Letting Go and Giving Back: Please join the Center for Family Enterprise at 8:30 a.m, May 10 via Zoom for our Family Business 360 event. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Susan Sokol Blosser, former president and founder of Sokol Blosser Winery, who will be sharing how she made the decision to pass the business along to her children at the height of her career in order to focus on other ways that she could impact her community for good. Register here.

Floor Monitor Training: Training for Floor Monitors and Building Managers on roles and responsibilities when evacuating their building. Training is the second Wednesday every month at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Sign up for Zoom Floor Monitor Training at:

Travel Talks — D-Day: Join the OSUAA Group Travel Program for a Travel Talk at 5:30 p.m., May 10 with Paul Wanke, senior instructor in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion, as he explores the history of D-Day and how the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, turned the tide of World War II. Register today at

Public Seed Library 'Growing a Vegetable Garden' Lecture Series: "Weather Wise Gardening: Understanding local microclimate, using weather forecasts and historical climate data in garden planning and decision-making" will be presented by local seed expert Mark Luterra from 6-7 p.m., May 10 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Meeting Room. Learn how to adapt your gardening practices to the weather at hand. Learn more at

The Secret War: Untold Stories:  Listen to a panel of speakers share their untold stories from “The Secret War” that occurred in Southeast Asia, and  explore the art collected by refugees as well s an interactive art piece  for participants. Dinner will be provided. 6-8 p.m., May 10, MU Horizon Room.

Native Perspectives within OSU: The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences and the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences is hosting a panel discussion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 11 at the Learning Innovation Center 128. Panelists include Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws Director Agleska Cohen-Rencountre, Native American and Indigenous Student Success Coordinator Christy Jones, Assistant Professor Gerrard Jones, Senior Associate for Social Justice Learning and Engagement Jane Waite, and Assistant Professor Lu Whitebear. Assistant Professor Samantha Chisholm Hatfield will moderate the discussion. Zoom link:

Faculty Drop-in Discussion: "The Impact of Generative AI on Education." Curious about ChatGPT? Join CTL and UIT-Academic Technologies in conversations around ChatGPT and generative AI. Bring your questions and ideas as we explore together. 11-11:45 a.m., May 11 on Zoom (OSU login required). Check out the CTL events calendar to see more drop-in sessions. Questions? ⁠Contact CTL.

Fidelity, TIAA, OSGP(Voya) on campus consultations: Fidelity, TIAA and OSGP(Voya) advisors are available at no cost to you as a part of your retirement plan. Fidelity representative Justin Blatny will be available on campus May 10-11 for one-on-one appointments. Register at or by emailing [email protected]. TIAA representative AJ Martinez, CFP, will be available on campus May 16-18 for one-on-one appointments. Register at or by emailing [email protected]. OSGP (Voya) representative Charles Yu will be available on campus May 26 and June 27 for one-on-one appointments. Register at or by emailing [email protected].

State of Black Affairs Summit: The second annual State of Black Affairs Summit invites community leaders from across Oregon to gather, share and learn from 9-6 p.m., May 25 at the OSU Portland Center and virtually. The one-day summit centers the Black community in topics such as hiring negotiation, rural education, public health, public safety, allyship, activism and entrepreneurship. Hosted by the OSU President’s Commission on the Status of Black Faculty & Staff Affairs and the Portland Center. For information, email [email protected]. In-person registration: $100 until May 18. Virtual registration: $75 until May 23. Information & registration:

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  

Gerontology conference: The 47th annual OSU Gerontology Conference will be held on Friday, June 2 at CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The conference provides contemporary and applicable gerontological education from a variety of disciplines and perspectives across the nation and world. There are 15 speakers this year and the keynote speakers are Rawle Andrews Jr., executive director of the American Psychiatric Association, who will discuss mental health; and Larry S. Sherman, OHSU, who will discuss music and the aging brain. CEUs are available. Learn more and register at

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

Online learning podcast: Tune in to the new podcast, “Going Online with Oregon State University Ecampus,” which highlights support resources and tools for online learners everywhere. Topics include academic advising, connecting with faculty, success coaching and answers to common questions about the online learning experience. 

Robotic Sound research study: The Oregon State University Department of Mechanical Engineering is conducting a research study to better understand how people interact with robots that sound different. The study lasts for about 45 minutes. The full study title is “Evaluating Sonification for Interactive Robots” and the principal investigator is Prof. Naomi Fitter. Please contact Nnamdi Nwagwu at [email protected] to sign up.

Diversity research publications: Submit diversity research publications and RSVP for the OSU Diversity Research Reception. Noon to 1 p.m. May 17, MU Horizon Room; and Cascades (streaming) Obsidian Hall, 207. Submit publication and RSVP here. The reception will highlight and celebrate the contributions of OSU researchers advancing equity through scholarship and engagement, and provide a forum for sharing ideas, making connections and building collaborations for future research. Food and refreshments will be served at the Corvallis and Cascades campuses.

UHR Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2022: 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 – 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.


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NEW! Custodian: Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport invites applications for a full-time custodian. The position is part of a team working the evening shift that ensures buildings on the Newport campus are clean, well-lit and secure. This position is eligible for paid health benefits, retirement plans and paid vacation, sick, holiday and personal time off. It is also eligible for reduced tuition. In addition, as shift workers, custodians receive shift differential pay and overtime for work on holidays. Posting #P04182CT. Closes May 19.


“In a time of destruction, create something.” ~ Maxine Hong Kingston

Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, high of 64, low of 41. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 55, low of 35. Mostly sunny Wednesday.

Newport: Decreasing clouds today, high of 60, low of 42. Sunny tomorrow.

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