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: https://today.oregonstate.edu/email/submission-guidelines.
 

Oregon writing program awarded $850K from estate of Bernard Malamud's son (KOIN)

The estate of a Pulitzer-Prize-winning author’s son has awarded Oregon State University with $850,000 for its writing program.
 

Prescribed fire training by multiple organizations in Selma (KOBI-TV)

Chris Adlam with the Oregon State University Extension Service said, “Fires are burning more and more land every year and getting hotter and hotter every year, killing more and more trees over large areas.”
 

OSU food drive surpasses last year's donations (LIFE@OSU)

The Oregon State University community donated the equivalent of 467,777 meals as part of the university’s annual food drive, event organizers announced last week.
 

Oregon State holds In Memoriam event (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University’s annual In Memoriam event that honors the passing of individuals during the last year will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 6, in the Memorial Union Lounge.

 

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Carpenter lecture: The Adult & Higher Education program in the College of Education recently hosted Adrien Bennings, president of Portland Community College, at the 2024 Charles E. Carpenter Lecture. At the end of the lecture, all attendees gathered with our guest speaker. A recording of the lecture can be found here. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Want to know more about mentoring students on projects outside the traditional classroom? Register to participate in Mentoring and Supporting Students in Experiential Learning, a CTL Quality Teaching Talk by Kenneth C. Walsh of the College of Science. Attend either in Austin 126 or via Zoom at 10 a.m., April 16.

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Family Business 360: Join us from 8:30-9:30 a.m., April 10 for our Family Business 360 featuring Scott Fenter, OSU College of Business alumni, owner of Easy Growing LLC and manager of Circle C Marketing. We will be discussing how to effectively manage parent-child dynamics in the family business. Register here. 

I&E Additions to P&T Guidelines Workshop: The Office of Faculty Affairs invites academic faculty and leaders to learn more about additions to the University’s Promotion & Tenure (P&T) guidelines specific to innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) from 10-11 a.m., April 10 via Zoom. Although this workshop is open to all academic faculty and leaders, it may be particularly useful for P&T committee members, college leaders and academic faculty engaged in innovative entrepreneurial endeavors.  

Help Session for Summer Academic Wage processing: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon, a virtual Help Session will be set up to assist depts with filling out their spreadsheets for Summer Academic Wage requests. This is a drop-in session, no pre-registration required. Questions can be directed to [email protected] or via the employee service portal at [email protected].  Link for the session is https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/99944195943?pwd=dGVhZkZZcXExVnZVajJWZXpmb3VTUT09

Book Study and Mindfulness Class — Training in Compassion: In this practice-centered book study led by Hemant Bhanoo, participants engage with the points and slogans for generating compassion and resilience from the book "Training in Compassion" by Norman Fischer. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through May 29. You may also purchase a drop-in one-class passOSU student scholarships availableContact us.

BEE Teaching Seminar: Malena Orduña Alegría from the Kansas Geological Survey will give the teaching seminar "Enhancing Co-production and Co-learning in Human-Water Systems" at 12:30 p.m., April 10 in KEAR205.

Floor Monitor Training: Training for floor monitors and building managers on roles and responsibilities when evacuating their building. Training is the second Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Sign up for Zoom Floor Monitor Training at: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZhCgowN8AukjPf.

Library Seminar Series: How Students Use Library SpacesApril Witteveen from OSU Cascades Library shares how she works to address student needs. Lucinda Amerman, Beth Filar Williams and Chris Snyder from the Valley Library share student input about library study rooms. 2-3 p.m., April 10, Willamette East Classroom, Valley Library third floor. Zoom option available.

BB Spring Seminar Series Speaker: Join the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in attending a seminar given by Shawn Lockery, titled "Neuroeconomics, Cannabinoids, Psychedelics and C. elegans" at 4 p.m, April 10, in ALS 4001 and via Zoom: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/99733021109?pwd=N3E3NUJaYUN4M2tHUW1YL1BWSFdpZz09.

Book Launch: Women, Gender, and, Sexuality Studies Professor Susan Shaw and Professor of Theology at the Earlham School of Religion Grace Ji-Sun Kim will be discussing their newly published book "Surviving God: A New Vision of God Through the Eyes of Sexual Abuse Survivors" at 4 p.m., April 10 in the MU Journey Room. Free and open to all.

Ocean ecology career webcast: Get ready to make a splash in your career with firsthand insights from researchers, marine biologists and graduate students from the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Attend a free interactive webcast, "Ask Alumni: Deep Dive into Careers with Whales, Sharks and Ocean Ecology," 4 p.m. April 10. Presented by OSUAA and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Register

Philosophy Club General Meeting: Join the conversation on "Indigenous Philosophies" from 6-7:30 p.m., April 10 in MU Room 215. All are welcome — including those who have no experience with philosophy — to contemplate and experience other cultures' perspectives on the world regarding environment politics and kinship in this discussion-based meeting.

NEW! RHA x CAPE Trivia Night: Join the Residence Hall Association and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education for Sexual Assault Awareness & Action Month Trivia Night from 7-9 p.m., April 10 in the MU Ballroom. Bring yourself or a group of friends for a night of food, prizes, education and fun. Topics will include legislation, history, activism, campus and community resources and pop culture.

Events

NEW! Faculty Senate: The April 11 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at https://senate.oregonstate.edu/sites/senate.oregonstate.edu/files/2024_04.pdf; the meeting begins at 3 p.m. This meeting will be held in-person in The LaSells Stewart Center Construction & Engineering Hall with a webinar option for individuals outside of OSU-Corvallis and those unable to attend in person. Section D.5. on the linked agenda explains how to sign up to receive the monthly Faculty Senate agendas and participate remotely in the meetings.

NEW! 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 (except August) between 10:30 a.m. and noon at the Einerson House (2638 NW Jackson Ave.) for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks. Hosted by OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International, OSU Office of International Services and the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center.

NEW! Connecting with the international community through conversation partner programs: Learn more about the various conversation partner programs in the Oregon area, with options to participate remotely across Oregon or the globe. These programs facilitate connections, conversations and English language development through pairing domestic and international participants. 6-8 p.m., April 12 at the International Living-Learning Center. To register, see https://fb.me/e/8W9v48EkD. To directly apply for the program, visit https://internationalservices.oregonstate.edu/international-friendship-program.

NEW! Celebration of Life for John Byrne; All are welcome to attend as family, friends and the OSU community come together at 2 p.m., April 14, at to remember John Vincent Byrne, Oregon State University president emeritus, former administrator of NOAA and beloved member of the Corvallis community. The celebration of life will be held at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. This event will be streamed on live.oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Film studies event: Nabil Boudraa, professor of French and Francophone studies in the School of Language, Culture, and Society, will present Algerian Cinema: The Seventh Art as a Medium for Resistance, in room 213 of the Memorial Union at 4 p.m., April 15. 

NEW! Grad Career Week: What comes next in your professional journey after you complete your master's degree or Ph.D.? Grad Career Week, April 15-19, helps you explore your options. Join us for a series of workshops designed to help you learn more about careers both inside and outside academia, how to add GTA experience to your resume and details about navigating the postdoc experience. Learn more and register: https://career.oregonstate.edu/careered/grad-career-week.

NEW! Four-time Grammy winners Eighth Blackbird: PRAx Presents Eighth Blackbird and the OSU Wind Ensemble 7 p.m. on May 2 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. Eighth Blackbird sextet has been hailed as “one of the smartest, most dynamic ensembles on the planet” by the Chicago Tribune. The second half of the program includes a special performance with the OSU Wind Ensemble of “Vital Sines,” a 25-minute composition by composer Viet Cuong. Tickets $20-$30; students $5. Tickets here.

NEW! PRAx Presents Las Cafeteras: Enjoy the electric sound and energy of Las Cafeteras at 7 p.m. April 28 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish and Spanglish and add a remix of sounds. Las Cafeteras play music to build bridges among different cultures, creating “a world where many worlds fit.” Tickets $17-$33; students $5. Tickets here.

NEW! PRAx and the Office of the Provost Present Okaidja Afroso: Experience Okaidja Afroso at 7 p.m., May 4. in Detrick Hall at PRAx. In “Jaku Mumor,” multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and dancer Okaidja Afroso collaborates with Indigenous Ga-Dangme fishermen to share their a cappella singing and chants in his music and via film. A moving tribute to the fishermen of Ghana in their fierce determination to survive the impact of evolving fishing practices on traditional cultures. Tickets $25-$35; students $5. Tickets here.

Wings” by Holly Andres: Holly Andres is a photographer and director known for her stylized cinematic scenarios. Her work has appeared in galleries and museums from Barcelona, Istanbul and Bogota, to New York, San Francisco and Atlanta with viewers drawn to her often dark and mysterious or bright and witty imagery. Andres’ photos will be on display in in Fairbanks Hall from April 8-May 19.

Semiconductor careers: Come learn about careers in the semiconductor industry from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 11 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Listen to professionals in the industry talk about their roles and find out how to prepare for jobs in the semiconductor industry. All majors welcome. Attendance is free, but registration is required: https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1505921.

OSU Beaver Dads: Come join in with other self-identified dads from around the Corvallis campus to talk about parenting, work and everything in between. Lunch will be provided. This is a time for informal conversation, so come late or leave early if you need, ask questions of other dads, share experiences/stories/resources and more. Facilitated by Tarron Anderson (UHR). Noon to 1:30 p.m., April 11, MU 221 Board Room. For accommodations and questions contact [email protected].

University Budget Conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a University Budget Conversation via Zoom from 1-2 p.m., April 11. This week’s topic is an “Shared Responsibility Budget Model Review and Revisions.” The initial 15 minutes is spent on presentation of the topic, followed by discussion and Q&A. Registration is required at https://beav.es/c7R. For questions, contact [email protected].

PRAxPRELUDE: Culture Showcase with the Indian Student Association. Get into the spirit for your Mrs. Krishnan experience with the Indian Student Association. Enjoy exciting teaser performances from India Night, one of OSU's largest cultural events (happening April 20). Sample delicious Indian snacks and learn more about the vibrant traditions of India and the Indian community at OSU. 1:30 p.m., April 12. Free and open to the public. You can purchase tickets online to see Mrs. Krishnan’s Party.

A Conversation with Alexander Lloyd Blake: Alexander Lloyd Blake, founder and artistic director of Tonality Choir, will appear at 7 p.m. on April 12 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. Tonality is an award-winning choral ensemble focused on spreading a message of unity, peace and social justice. During this event, Blake will join historian and ethnomusicologist Kelly Bosworth on stage for a conversation about using music as a conduit for environmental awareness and change and social change more broadly. Bosworth is assistant professor of public history & popular music at Oregon State University. Free. More info here.

Anis Mojgani: Poems at Sunset by a Window. Please join us in welcoming Anis Mojgani, Oregon’s Poet Laureate, for an intimate poetry reading at Marigold from 7:30-8:30 p.m., April 12. Grass Roots will organize a book-signing before the event. Tickets prices: general $30, OSU students $10. Pre-register for this special event featuring our award-winning guest. Contact with questions: [email protected].

Beaver BarCamp 2024: This is an informal un-conference that has been hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab since 2006. We are excited to bring this live in-person event where attendees can participate in sessions throughout the day or propose their own talk on a project, hobby or research interest. The subjects lean toward tech but have been as diverse as knitting lessons. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., April 13, Kelley Engineering atrium. 

Hatfield Marine Science Day: Hatfield Marine Science Day is an annual science fair and open house featuring the marine science programs and research at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. You can talk with researchers about their marine science exhibits, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hatfield campus, enjoy a show on the sounds of the sea, and learn about the latest advances in whale research from keynote speakers KC Bierlich and Clara Bird from the GEMM Lab's GRANITE Project. Plus, the Hatfield Visitor Center will also be open all day, free of charge. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport. This event is free. See more details.

Grammy-winning vocal ensemble TonalityTickets on sale now for “You Are Not Alone,” directed by Alexander Lloyd Blake at 7 p.m., April 13 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. Tonality creates gorgeous concerts focusing on issues rarely present in choral music. At PRAx, Tonality takes on the topic of mental health awareness. A pre-concert program puts the spotlight on community and OSU mental health providers. This evening is dedicated to them. Tickets $25-$33; mental health providers $5 (use code MentalHealth2024); students $5.

Film Screening of The Wonder and the WorryTickets on sale now for a sneak preview of “The Wonder and the Worry,” at 7 p.m., April 17-18 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. This documentary film traces the fragmentation and upheaval in photojournalism and its impact on the world’s most iconic publication: National Geographic magazine. The film delves into digital disruption and the power of environmental storytelling as it follows the intertwined careers of Chris Johns, OSU alumnus and former National Geographic editor, and his daughter Louise, a working freelance photographer. Tickets $10; students $5.

Pianist Aaron Diehl + The Aaron Diehl Trio: Tickets are on sale now to see virtuoso pianist Aaron Diehl and his ensemble perform at 7 p.m., April 20 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. The concert will demonstrate the range of the new Steinway Concert Grand piano in PRAx. Prior to intermission, Diehl will play solo, classical piano. After intermission, Diehl will play in a jazz-informed mode with his trio. Tickets $25-50; students $5.

Slumberland VR Theatre: Experience “Slumberland,” a beautiful digital dream world  at 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m,. April 22-May 11in Ray Theater at PRAx. Bombina Bombast, an award-winning performing arts company from Sweden, is a pioneer in the field of "live virtual reality." In this 45-minute, participatory VR experience, audience members wear a virtual reality headset, interacting with one another and with an actor (who is also in the physical theater) wearing a motion-capture suit. "Slumberland" is based on the company's interviews with hundreds of youth about their experiences of sleep in the digital age. Tickets $20; students $5. Tickets here.

Songs and Stories with Roger McGuinn: Enjoy an evening of “Songs and Stories” with Roger McGuinn on April 23 at 7 p.m. in Detrick Hall at PRAx. One of the founders of the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable music industry icon. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker sound to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Eight Miles High,” and “Mr. Tambourine Man,” Tickets $35-$45; students $5. Tickets here.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! International Travel Policy and Processes for faculty: Recent changes to international travel include: updated policy, revised risk-rating system, the introduction of intermediate-risk as well as high-risk destinations and changes to the high-risk travel approval process. Staff from the Office of Global Engagement, Travel & Expense and Insurance & Risk Management will present and answer questions. Full details on the international travel homepage and in the international travel policy. Part of the Spring 2024 FYI Friday series, noon to 1 p.m., April 12, via Zoom. Registration required.

NEW! Upcoming WIC Events: Perusall Workshops: WIC is hosting two free workshops on using Perusall (a social annotation tool integrated into Canvas) to support student reading practices. “Using Perusall to engage students with readings” is at noon, April 12, via Zoom (Register here) and “Technical Support Session for using Perusall” is from 3-4 p.m., April 17 via Zoom (Register here).

NEW! College of Health research seminar. “Growing up unequal: How poverty impacts child and adolescent well-being” will be presented by Frank Elgar, McGill University, from 1-2 p.m. Friday, April 12, in HFC 115 and via Zoom. Watch recordings of COH research seminars on the college’s website.

NEW! Controller’s Unit policy program: Please join us for a training session related to the Controller’s Unit Policy Program from 1-2 p.m., April 22 via Zoom. Learn how to navigate the CU Policy Program website, access policies and resources, submit a policy request and stay informed.

FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: How do you approach a challenge? FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new workshop presented by the Office of University Human Resources that dives deep into the way that we solve problems together. This engaging workshop helps people learn more about their own mindset, learn appreciation for how colleagues work, and together be able create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. View upcoming workshops and enroll here

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 Summer and Fall 2024 In-person and Zoom courses here!

Empowering OSU: Stories of Harnessing Generative AI for Impact in Staff and Faculty Work. This online panel will share six OSU colleagues’ personal takes on how they are using generative AI in creative ways to support their work, to enhance efficiency and productivity and to improve teaching and learning. Speakers will describe how they got started with AI, how they’re currently using it, how they’re sharing their AI approaches with colleagues and potential avenues for expanded use. Audience participation in chat and Q&A encouraged. Organized by Ecampus and the Center for Teaching and Learning. 10-11 a.m., April 11. Register with ONID email to receive the Zoom link: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KC_igDguRTOfaL3xLNhaGQ.

Elder Care ConnectionsJoin us for monthly, lunch-hour informational meetings and discussions about what it means to be a caregiver and how to optimally support your loved ones and yourself. Connect with other OSU community members providing care for a loved one. This month’s presentation: “Bone Nutrition,” with Stephanie Polizzi (College of Health/OSU Extension Family & Community Health). Noon to 1 p.m., April 11. Meeting Zoom link. For accommodations, email: [email protected].

HMSC Research Seminar: Jessica Garwood, assistant professor, CEOAS, will be giving a seminar titled “Coastal transport pathways: Interactions between ocean physics and behavior,” at 3:30 p.m., April 11, in person at the HMSC Carmen Ford Phillips Auditorium in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building or online. Zoom link Password: 104815 or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 971 3707 8566. Click here for more information.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Spring Seminar Series: “The Tomato Blues: From Germplasm to Global Spread, the Odyssey of High Anthocyanin Tomatoes,” presented by Jim Myers of Oregon State University, 4 p.m., April 11, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website. No public recording will be available.

Exploring Masculinities: Presented by Community Engagement & Leadership and Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center. We hope to collectively identify different ways people experience masculinity, explore non-toxic expressions of masculinity and understand the intersections of masculinity with other aspects of identity. Join us to cultivate a more inclusive and understanding community, 5-7 p.m., April 11, MU 13. Register at beav.es/cel.

Religion and Social Change: An Interfaith Dialogue. Eliza Young Barstow, senior instructor of religious studies, is hosting a series of panels featuring a diverse collection of religious leaders from the Willamette Valley who have agreed to gather and discuss challenging social issues. The sessions will be panel discussions, with questions asked by Barstow. Toward the end of each session, there will be time for audience questions. The session at 6 p.m., April 11 in the Journey Room of the Memorial Union is on climate change. Admission is free and open to all.

AI Global Futures Forum and AI Week: The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce AI Week, April 8-12. The April 12 AI Global Futures Forum will include a conversation between OSU President Jayathi Murthy and special guest Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. The forum will also include a series of panels regarding AI and climate science, AI impact on workforce and the economy and AI and creativity. To learn more, email OSU.Provost@oregonstate or visit this website.

Research symposium: The 2024 Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology Symposium (RAFWE) and Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium (WFGRS) will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 12 in Peavy Hall. Admission is free and open to all. Keynote speakers include Julia Parrish and Abby Phillips Metzger. Visit our website for more information.

Yoga Nidra: Drawn from Vedic and Tantric practices, yoga nidra “yogic sleep” is a guided meditation experience which often yields deep relaxation, insight, and a sense of connection. Guided by Tiffany Bailey 6-7:30 p.m., April 14, May 12, and June 9, at Marigold. Purchase 1 Class pass or $15 for Drop-In. Please Pre-register. Contact: [email protected]

Introductory Research Data Management Workshop: The OSU Libraries is offering an Introductory Research Data Management Workshop, an asynchronous online workshop for OSU community members engaged in research with data from April 15-18. This workshop is designed for those with little to no research data management experience, and participants are expected to take an hour a day to complete the materials. Register by April 10: https://oregonstate.libcal.com/event/12150847.

Sparkshop: Why aren't they using my Feedback? Tips for developing student feedback literacy. Looking for ways to help your students make sense of your feedback and use it to improve their learning? Attend CTL's Sparkshop to discover evidence-informed strategies to help your students become feedback literate. Facilitator: Funmi Amobi, CTL instructional consultant and college liaison. Zoom registration. Noon to 12:20 p.m., April 19.

Take Note

NEW! Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) presenter registration is now open: SPS is an annual poster session for undergraduates from all departments, all years of study and all stages of research to share their work. SPS 2024 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, May 16 in the MU Ballroom. Students who wish to present can register by clicking here to showcase their projects before Wednesday, May 1. We encourage you all to let your students know about this great opportunity to share their work. For more information, visit our Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) webpage or contact [email protected].

NEW! Committee Interest Form: The Committee Interest Form, which provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to indicate their interest in serving on Faculty Senate and university committees, councils and boards during 2024-2025, is available online at https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cIroke8hpu6yHqe and due by noon April 15.

NEW! Celebrating 30 years: Congratulations to Solomon Yim, professor, for reaching 30 years of service at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others by clicking on their name. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

Bring Your Kids to Campus Day: Registration is now open on the BYKTCD website. The Family Resource Center is excited to welcome you to this fun family day on Friday, April 19. This OSU community event is a way to celebrate family, the importance of education, and to highlight campus as a place where parents can share their work and studies, and families may spend the day together.

OSU Sustainable Transportation Newsletter: Get quarterly updates on local, sustainable transportation initiatives, services and events delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up now and stay in the loop on sustainable options at OSU. Questions? Email [email protected].

Registration open for Oregon Educators’ Summit: The College of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education, has announced that registration for the Equitable Accelerated Learning K-8 (ALK-8) statewide summit is now open to all Oregon public school educators. The summit will be held Aug. 6-7 on the Corvallis campus. The two-day event will feature ALK-8 working groups and professional learning for all Oregon educators. Participants will learn about innovative, field-initiated and piloted classroom-based resources and professional development materials reflecting the knowledge and expertise of Oregon literacy and mathematics leaders. Registration and more information: https://beav.es/c84.

Affordable Learning Grant: The Open Educational Resources Unit is accepting proposals for the Affordable Learning Grant until April 24. Faculty can receive up to $15,000 in funding to adopt, adapt or author an open educational resource (OER) for your course. OER are openly licensed course materials that save students money and make higher education more accessible. This grant is made possible by OSU's new Division of Educational Ventures and all funding is a department-to-department transfer. Questions? Contact OERU Director Stefanie Buck.

Seeking nominations for College of Business Alumni Awards: Do you know an excellent College of Business alum who’s just starting out, or someone at the pinnacle of their career? There’s no better time to recognize their success, resilience, service and achievement. Make a nomination for our 2025 COB Alumni Awards. Nominations received by May 31 will be given full consideration. Make a nomination.

2024 OSU Beaver Store Grad Fair: Congratulations to the Class of 2024. Graduates will have the opportunity to pick up graduation essentials including regalia, frames, announcements and class rings at the OSU Beaver Store Grad Fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on April 16-17. Regalia and graduation essentials will also be available at beav.es/graduation on April 18.

DPO Teaching Award: To recognize excellence in Difference, Power, and Oppression (DPO) teaching, we invite nominations for the newly established DPO Teaching Award. Awardees will receive up to $1,000 as part of their recognition. Nominees must have taught at least one DPD/DPO course within the last two years and been instructors or faculty of record. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations are due Friday, April 19. For more information and to access the nomination form visit the DPO website.

OSU VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance): Need help with your taxes? Not sure if you need to file taxes this year? Come to VITA for free tax preparation. We’re ready to help you! Learn more and schedule your appointment on our website. VITA Website. Open MTWThF 5:30-8:30 p.m., M-F and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays in Austin Hall Atrium/Room 126. Questions: [email protected]

2024 Faculty Innovator Award: This award honors an outstanding Oregon State University inventor who has made a contribution leading to commercialization that significantly impacts their field and society. For details on the process, criteria and nomination form, please visit the OSU Advantage website: 2024 Faculty Innovator Award. Nominate yourself or someone you know that’s making an impact. Nominations are being accepted through April 19. The awardee will receive a $5,000 prize and desktop award, and their department/unit will also receive $5,000.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Benton Place: As part of the Goss Baseball Hitting Building project, a section of the southbound lane on Benton Place will be closed intermittently on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic through the area. The closure area will be located near the intersection at Washington Way. Six street parking spaces will be closed on the west side of Benton Place. In addition, the west sidewalk on Benton Place will be closed between Langton Place and Washington Way, starting near Snell Hall. Pedestrians may use the south sidewalk on Langton Place, the walkway on the west side of Goss Stadium and the north sidewalk on Washington Way to detour around the closure.

Orchard Ave: As part of the Withycombe Hall Renovation project, the south sidewalk on NW Orchard Avenue between NW 27th and NW 30th Street will be closed through April 10. Pedestrians may use the north sidewalk as a detour.

Weather

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." ~ Audrey Hepburn

Corvallis: Mostly sunny, high of 65, low of 39. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 65, low of 37. Mostly sunny Thursday.

Newport: Mostly sunny today, high of 57, low of 39. Slight chance of rain tomorrow.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr