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.
 

'Transformational' or 'civilization destruction': Elon Musk, Sam Altman, and other business leaders on AI (Quartz)

During a conversation with Oregon State University President Jayathi Murthy, Huang called AI a “new industrial revolution... because an industrial revolution produces something new that was impossible to produce in the past.”
 

What can having pets teach you about parenting? (The Atlantic)

“The parenting styles are very similar, independent of whether we’re talking about dogs or whether we’re talking about human children, because we’re focused on the human caregiver’s behavior,” Monique Udell, a professor at Oregon State University studying human-animal interactions, told me. And, as Udell’s research has shown, the ideal parenting style—authoritative parenting—is the same for dogs and kids.
 

Meet Spirit, the dog-like robot Oregon State researchers are testing on Mt. Hood (KGW)

Jerolmack is part of the Legged Autonomous Surface Science in Analog Environments Project, also known as the LASSIE Project. The NASA-funded, collaborative effort consists of engineers and scientists from a number of universities including Oregon State University, the University of Southern California, the University of Pennsylvania and Texas A&M University.
 

Keeping pollen cool during hot weather (Good Fruit Grower)

Walters’ work is part of a multistate blueberry pollination project funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative. She got the cooling idea from an Oregon State University trial that applied overhead irrigation to blueberries to protect them from heat damage during summer ripening. The OSU researchers discovered that brief periods of overhead irrigation decreased temperatures in blueberry canopies by 5 to 10 degrees. 
 

'Mrs. Krishnan's Party' opens PRAx's theatrical run with a bang (Oregon Arts Watch)

I don’t know what I expected when I got in line Thursday for opening night of Mrs. Krishnan’s Party at the Ray Theater. I wanted to go for one simple reason: It was the first theatrical performance to be hosted in the PRAx — the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts — which opened earlier this month on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. 
 

Today's photos


Old oak trees: Kate Lowry says, “I was walking with a friend on March 5, on 30th Street near Washington Way on campus, enjoying the sunshine after the days of snow, ice, rain, and sometimes all three forms of precipitation at once. This oak tree looked so lovely against the blue sky that we stopped to admire its pleasing shape and silhouette.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Want to know more about Generative AI? Check out 7 Things You Should Know About Generative AI to get a high-level overview of AI and the implications for higher education. See Microsoft Copilot for OSU guidance about accessing Copilot, enabling data protection by logging in with OSU credentials and writing successful prompts.

Today

Grad Appreciation Week: April 15-19 is Grad Appreciation Week. Graduate students are invited to coffee and snacks, workshops and activities to de-stress like petting puppies from Safe Haven or rock climbing at Dixon Recreation Center. For a full schedule and registration links, visit: https://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/grad-appreciation-week-2024.

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! 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 departments 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]. Zoom link for the session is https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/99944195943?pwd=dGVhZkZZcXExVnZVajJWZXpmb3VTUT09.

NEW! Language and Beyond SocialWorld Languages and Cultures invites you to the Language and Beyond Social. Learn about language programs and career opportunities, connect with fellow students and meet faculty. 2 p.m. April 17  in Room 210 of Kidder Hall

Innovation Day on April 17: Join the OSU Advantage Office on Wednesday, April 17 for a one-hour virtual event that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from OSU Advantage. Register here.

Water Resources Science Seminar Series: "Assessing the condition of the nation's waters: How can stable isotopes help?" presented by Renee Brooks of the Corvallis EPA. This seminar occurs from 4-5 p.m. April 17 in Burt Hall 193 or on Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Contact [email protected] for Zoom details.

Dominant Design and Disruptive Production Innovation Seminar: Frank Koppenhagen, visiting professor in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering (MIME), will give an overview of his responsibilities and activities at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Koppenhagen will introduce new perspectives on disruptive product innovation based on the creation of a dominant design. He will speak from 4-5 p.m. April 17 in Rogers 226.

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.

Events

NEW! Bring Your Kids to Campus Day (At the Library): Join us for a treasure hunt, photo booth, button-making, visit from Cedar the OSU Public Safety therapy dog and much more. Special guests: OSU Extension and Food Hero. 2-5 p.m., April 19, in the Kow Lounge, Valley Library main floor. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Legos and coloring pages will be available.

NEW! Crafternoons at the Valley LibraryLearn how to cross-stitch with Centro Cultural César Chávez. 4-6 p.m., April 19, in the Kow Lounge, Valley Library main floor.

NEW! Earth Saturday of Service: Community Engagement & Leadership invites you to our annual event on April 20 in the MU Horizon Room. Partake in community-based service; projects are offered in the morning and afternoon. A light breakfast, snacks and a hot lunch will be provided. Project times and locations vary; see the registration page for details. Register here.

NEW! OSU Surplus Athletic Sale: Oregon State Athletics will host an equipment Surplus Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20 at Merritt Truax Center. Items for purchase may include but are not limited to apparel, uniforms, footwear and memorabilia.

NEW! PRAx Presents Live Wire Radio: Live Wire with Luke Burbank and special guests Hanif Abdurraqib, Naomi Fitter and Jon the Robot, Brittany Davis and Y La Bamba at 7 p.m. April 26 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. Celebrating its 20th year, Live Wire Radio is an independently produced radio show based in Portland. Hosted by Luke Burbank and announced by Elena Passarello, the show artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music and original comedy featuring all kinds of cultural talent and creative minds, from emerging artists to established acts. Live Wire champions discovery by producing engaging, spirited and genuine live and listening experiences for a local and national audience. Tickets $35-$45; students $5. Tickets here.

NEW! Orange Media Network Spring Open House: Looking for an on-campus job offering flexibility, mentorship and career-relevant experience? Look no further than OSU’s Orange Media Network, home to six mediums including a newspaper, magazines, radio and TV stations, along with cross-platform teams like Sports, Photo, Marketing and Creative. Swing by our free open house on from 4-7 p.m., May 1 in the SEC lobby to meet teams, explore positions and grab goodies. Follow @orangemedianetwork on Instagram for more details.

NEW! OSU In Memoriam (May 6): Join us in the Memorial Union Lounge or via livestream broadcast for the annual OSU In Memoriam on Monday, May 6, from 5:30-7 p.m. (add to your calendar). This event honors recently deceased students, staff, faculty, alumni and others associated with the university and features poetry, live music and activities for reflection and healing. Additionally, write something beautiful on our virtual memorial wall.

Imagining a World Without Sexual Violence: In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness & Action Month, join the Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE) Peer Education team 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 18 in the SEC first floor lobby to write, draw, collage or otherwise envision a world without sexual violence. Participants may volunteer their submissions to be compiled into a campus art display and digital zine.

Public Seed Library - Vegetable Garden Plant Clinic: Are you ready for the season transition? Come get answers to your vegetable garden questions, explore warm season crop and herb varieties and take home free seeds. Benton County Master Gardeners can help you plan your garden and improve your harvest and your garden ecosystem. These informal clinic events have garden and nature-themed books for children to check out too. 9:30 a.m. to noon, April 18 at the Public Seed Library in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's historic Belluschi wing. Sponsored by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Connect at [email protected].

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. Drop-ins welcome with or without the book. Noon to 1 p.m., Wednesdays through May 29. Purchase a one-class passContact us.

Beats n’ Breath- Yoga Flow by Candlelight: Embrace the winter darkness with movement by candlelight. This class integrates an inspiring playlist and an all-levels flow to energize the body and align the breath. Guided by Jessica Mylan  7:30-9 p.m., Fridays, April 19 and May 17,at Marigold. Purchase 1 Class Pass or $15 for Drop-In. Pre-register here. Contact us.

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., Saturday, 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.

Happening soon! 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 11 in 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. An unforgettable, meaningful, and moving experience. Tickets $20; students $5. Tickets here.

Happening soon! Songs and Stories with Roger McGuinn: Enjoy an evening of “Songs and Stories” with Roger McGuinn at 7 p.m., 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,” McGuinn didn’t just make music. He made history. McGuinn will guide the audience at PRAx along a journey of story and song, as mesmerizing and magical as ever. Come experience the gift of an evening with a master, equally intimate and spellbinding. Tickets $35-$45; students $5. Tickets here.

Take Back the Night: Take Back the Night is an internationally recognized event held to protest sexual violence in all its forms and to provide a safe, confidential space for survivors of sexual violence to share their stories. This year's Take Back the Night at OSU will be held from 7-10 p.m., April 25 in the SEC Plaza and will feature a rally with keynote speakers and student performers, a march and a survivor speakout. There will be an exception made to OSU's responsible employee reporting requirements for this event regarding any disclosures of sexual assault. Confidential CAPS counselors and survivor advocates from CAPE and CARDV will be on site to provide support and connection to resources. 

PRAx presents Las Cafeteras: Enjoy the electric sound and energy of Las Cafeteras on April 28 at 7 p.m. 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, from rock to hip-hop to rancheras. Las Cafeteras play music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities, creating “a world where many worlds fit.” Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Tickets $17-$33; students $5. Tickets here.

Four-time GRAMMY winners Eighth Blackbird: PRAx Presents Eighth Blackbird and the OSU Wind Ensemble on May 2 at 7 p.m. 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. These pioneers in creative contemporary music are the founders of the Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab and the Chicago Artists Workshop. 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.

OSUAA Parent and Family Spring Social: Whether your family is new to university life or goes back generations with Oregon State, join the OSU Alumni Association at the International Living-Learning Center from 5-6:30 p.m. May 3 for a fun and casual event where you can mingle with fellow Beaver families and enjoy good food, music and drinks. Register today at bit.ly/FamilySocial24.

Benton County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Clinic: The sale is under cover in the Solar Barn and the Floral Courtyard at the fairgrounds and offers over 10,000 locally grown plants for both landscape and productive gardens. Payment can be made by cash, check or card. Admission and parking are free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 4, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St. 

PRAx and the Office of the Provost present Okaidja Afroso: Experience Okaidja Afroso on May 4 at 7 p.m. in Detrick Hall at PRAx. In “Jaku Mumor,” multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and dancer Okaidja Afroso dives into his cultural roots by collaborating with Indigenous Ga-Dangme fishermen to share the artistry of 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, the program joins musical and visual elements to produce an unforgettable experience that is at once aesthetic, cultural, and environmental. Tickets $25-$35; students $5. Tickets here.

Family Business awards: The Excellence in Family Business Awards, hosted by the Center for Family Enterprise at Oregon State University, will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., May 7 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. The event will honor a number of awardees including business owners and students. The awards spotlight the impactful work of family businesses and celebrate the backbone of our community's economy and heritage. To register, click here.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Roxanne Beltran, assistant professor of ecology & evolutionary biology with the University of California Santa Cruz will be giving a seminar titled “Open ocean ecology shapes life history evolution in long-lived mammals,” at 3:30 p.m., April 18. The speaker will be remote with on-site and online viewing options; everyone is welcome. In person 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.

NEW! FYI Friday – Hitchhiker's Guide to LinkedIn Learning: LinkedIn Learning is a free tool for all OSU staff, so let's use it, shall we? We'll review the platform, practice navigating it and start building your content library for professional (and personal) use. Part of the Spring 2024 FYI Friday series, 11-11:30 a.m., April 19 via Zoom. Registration required.

NEW! 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. Noon to 12:20 p.m., April 19. Zoom registration.

NEW! Bilingual Stress Management Workshop: Come learn some stress-management skills and enjoy some healthy snacks. Join us at the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez at 1 p.m. April 19.

NEW! College of Health research seminar: “Dietary nitrate and nitrite: Understanding contexts of risk and consideration as essential nutrients” will be presented by Norm Hord, Oklahoma State University, from 1-2 p.m. Friday, April 19, in HFC 115 and via Zoom. Watch recordings of COH research seminars on the college’s website.

NEW! Applied Economics Seminar: David Keiser from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will present "Causes and Consequences of Safe Drinking Water in America" from 2:30-4 p.m., April 19, in person in Ballard Extension Hall Room 219, and also via Zoom. Additional details here

NEW! PFLA Zoom event: "Critical Leadership for Higher Education," presented by Tenisha Tevis, OSU associate professor of education. Workshop informs how institutional agents can better support historically disenfranchised students and transform the communities in which they serve, in an effort to promote equity and inclusion across the organization. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., April 24. Click here to register.

NEW! CTL QT Talk – AI as a teaching discipline: "Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Artificial Intelligence." AI tools can enhance teaching and learning but also pose significant challenges. In this talk, we will explore how instructional faculty can incorporate AI as part of their teaching practice. We will also hear from students who have used or experienced AI in education and learn from their perspectives. Presenter: Bret Carpenter, College of Business. 11-11:50 a.m., April 30, Austin 126. Zoom registrationIn-person registration.

NEW! Adult & Higher Education Info Session: You’re invited to learn about the College of Education’s Adult & Higher Education master’s degree and Instructional Design certificate. Join the AHE faculty for an overview of the programs, career possibilities and receive advice from a recent graduate. Noon to 1 p.m., April 30. RSVP for the Zoom link. Contact [email protected] for questions or accommodations. 

NEW! OSU Construction Industry Forum: The 2024 OSU Construction Industry Forum will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., May 1 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center. All OSU staff involved in construction on campus are invited to attend. UFIO leadership and staff will present an update on the OSU Capital Forecast, facilitate guided tours of recent projects and lead multiple breakout sessions on topics such as the Kelley District Utility Plant, recent work on roofing and mechanical systems and an update on upcoming construction work at OSU-Cascades. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Register here: https://beav.es/ceN.

OSU Extension to offer calving school: The OSU Extension Service will host two calving schools in Corvallis this year,1:30-5 p.m. April 19 and 1:30-5 p.m. April 22. These classes are designed for ranchers or farm workers who are new to calving. Topics will include nutritional and management strategies, calving facilities, the calving process, newborn calf care and dystocia, along with a hands-on activity. Spanish-language materials are available. Cost to attend is $5. To register, visit https://extension.oregonstate.edu/events/calving-school-corvallis-april-2024.

OSU Capital Update webinar: Join Mike Green, vice president for finance and administration and University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations leadership for a webinar featuring an in-depth look at the 10-Year Capital Forecast. Learn more about the university’s short- and long-term capital plans and how projects are prioritized. 10 a.m., April 22 via webinar. Register to attend here.

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.

2024 CEOAS Earth Day Lecture: Bold Solutions, Better Planet. Three alums from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences will challenge the notion that disasters are "natural” and address how deeply divided societies understand, prepare for and cope with environmental change and disasters. Attendees will learn how humans’ relationship with their communities and natural environments affect how they experience climate change, and how engaging and empowering vulnerable communities in decision-making can address health inequalities and prevent disasters. 6 p.m., April 25 (virtual). More information and registration at https://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/earth-day.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training): ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop; anyone 18 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. Free for OSU staff, faculty and students and includes lunch. 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2-3. Preregistration is required to secure your space: https://events.oregonstate.edu/event/asist_training_applied_suicide_intervention_skill_training. For more information contact [email protected]

Philosophy Conference: "The Big Ideas: What Shapes Our World, the Way We Think, and Our Lives." The PHL Club at OSU will be hosting its first regional conference from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., May 4 in the MU. Learn more about the conference here and express your interest here. Tickets will be available for free starting April 27.

Ecampus Faculty Forum 2024: Join us on May 8 (online) and May 9 (at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center) for an exploration of cutting-edge practices and useful innovation strategies in online teaching, advising and program management. Register today.

Take Note

NEW! Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Fire. Arson is the second leading cause of campus fires following cooking. Over half of campus arson fires are in on-campus residential buildings and most of these are set in hallways or corridors. Campus arson often starts as a prank but pranks can turn deadly, as all big fires start small. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/fire.

NEW! Fulbright: The 2025-26 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. This program offers U.S. citizens opportunities to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects in over 135 countries. A variety of webinars are available highlighting opportunities by discipline, region and country on the Fulbright website. Past webinars are available on the archive page. For questions, please contact the Global Affairs Associate.

NEW! Celebrating 40 years: Congratulations to Vickie Nunnemaker, special assistant to faculty senate president, for reaching 40 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.

IT awards: The IT Recognition Committee welcomes nominations for the 2024 OSU IT Annual Awards acknowledging the dedication and commitment of OSU IT community members in one of six areas.  Information on the nomination process and descriptions of each award can be found on the IT RecognitionCommittee website. All current OSU IT employees (central and college/unit IT) are eligible for nomination. Nominations may be submitted by current OSU employees and must be received by the nomination deadline, April 19.

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.

Design industry student-alumni networking: Design students, build your career with input from the pros. The annual OSU Innovation & Design Network Industry Connect is Saturday, April 20, at the OSU Portland Center. Hear from a panel of alumni and participate in small-group conversations as you build a positive and supportive network. Free registration with priority to juniors and seniors. Register today

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. In the spirit of professional development, University Human Resources is excited to offer this new two-hour workshop to OSU employees on a monthly basis starting this Spring! View upcoming workshops and enroll here. Hurry – seats are limited!

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.

Spring Classes at Marigold: Join us at Marigold: The OSU Center for Contemplative Practice for a new term of weekly classes, including gentle and flow yoga, mindfulness and quiet meditation, exploring consciousness, body poetry yoga and regular special events. Instructors weave contemplative philosophy and movement in welcoming classes that strengthen the body, soothe the mind, and enliven the spirit. Check out the class schedulepurchase passes or apply for an OSU Undergraduate ScholarshipContact us.

Spring Bike Challenge, May 1-31, 2024, Corvallis Campus: Form a team of friends, co-workers or classmates to join OSU's annual Spring Bike Challenge. Teams ride in a friendly campus-wide competition to see who can bike the most days in May. All biking skill levels are welcome. Find details and registration information on the Spring Bike Challenge webpage, or email [email protected] with questions.

Taste Sensitivity Study: We are looking for participants for a research study examining how hunger state influences taste sensitivities to carbohydrates. Participants must be healthy, non-smokers and non-diabetic, aged 18-45. The study will involve performing taste sensitivity tests before and after eating a provided meal. Email [email protected] for more information. Study name: Oral Glucose SensingPI: Juyun Lim.

Mental Health Refresh: Join CAPS this April 15-May 15 to provide inspiration and support to our OSU community to engage in mental health-related activities, events, advocacy and learning. If you are hosting a mental health-related event this spring, please consider using the tag MHrefresh in the OSU Events Calendar and your event will be featured in the calendar on the Mental Health Refresh webpage. Visit the marketing materials Box folder to download a badge for your poster and more. This will add your event to the shared calendar of events found at https://counseling.oregonstate.edu/mental-health-refresh.

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.

2024 Faculty Innovator Award: Deadline is this Friday, April 19.  Be sure to get your nominations in. 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. The Awardee will receive a $5,000 prize and desktop award.  The Awardee’s department/unit will also receive $5,000.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Dixon Rec: Construction and construction-related activities will be taking place at the Dixon Recreation Center main entrance sidewalk on 26th Street (see map) April 18-May 9, for evacuation and equipment movement. The entrance will remain open, but fencing will be placed by OSU contractors to separate Dixon Rec patrons from construction equipment.  Construction noise may be noticed during normal business hours. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Les Walton at 541-737-8812.

Jobs

This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: http://today.oregonstate.edu/email/jobs To apply for the below positions, visit jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

NEW! The Office Specialist 2 position in the School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts provides office support to the art and graphic design areas by ordering classroom and course supplies, equipment, generating mailings, submitting facilities work orders and key requests, creating purchase orders, submitting contracts for signature, processing invoices for payment, processing deposits and other general office tasks, working at an independent level. Inputting class scheduling data into the CLSS system. Posting #P04768CT. Full consideration May 5. Closes May 19.

Weather

"That is one good thing about this world – there are always sure to be more springs." ~ L.M. Montgomery

Corvallis: Frost and then sunny today, high of 60, low of 38. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 52, low of 29. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Areas of frost and then sunny, high of 60, low of 41. Sunny tomorrow.

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