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. Content appearing includes timely news and feature stories from broadcast, print and online sources. Occasionally, opinion pieces and first-person columns appearing in mainstream media outlets that are written by faculty members and pertain to their academic or professional expertise may be included based on their unique, informative value, timeliness and space constraints. It is not the policy of OSU Today to include Letters to the Editor. 

Four years since Trump's pledge to boost timber, little has changed (KLCC)

James Johnston is a research associate at the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. He says the president’s actual influence over Oregon timber is modest. “Only 9 percent of timber harvest in Oregon is from federal lands that the Trump Administration has direct control over. Private land logging levels are largely a function of market forces.”

OSU's Goddick to lead food tech and science department (Capital Press)

Lisbeth Goddik, a longtime professor and dairy extension specialist at Oregon State University, has been named head of the Department of Food Science and Technology, overseeing programs in wine, beer and cheese production.

Oregon gathering spruce aphid data after 2019 outbreak affects 7,000 acres (Statesman Journal)

The Sitka spruce behind the GreenWood Resources office in Seaside was so infested with spruce aphids last year it looked like it was moving on its own. But Christine Buhl, a forest entomologist with the Oregon Department of Forestry, and David Shaw, a professor at Oregon State University, found only a few spruce aphids when they checked the tree last week, The Astorian reported.

Unique non-oxygen breathing animal discovered (Science Daily)

Its genome was sequenced, along with those of other myxozoan fish parasites, as part of research supported by the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation and conducted with Prof. Paulyn Cartwright of the University of Kansas, and Prof. Jerri Bartholomew and Dr. Stephen Atkinson of Oregon State University.

Today's photo

February flowers: These Spring Snowflakes (Leucojum vernum) are blooming in abundance outside McNary Hall. With March around the corner, there's plenty of beauty to spot. (photo: Theresa Hogue)


NEW! Gift baskets: Benefit the Food Drive by bidding on a variety of gift baskets to treat yourself or someone you love. Basket themes include Family Game Night, Chocolate Fantasy, Peanut Butter Lovers, Coffee & Wine, and more. Sponsored by departments in the Controller’s Office. Auction opens on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and closes at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Details and bidding.

Online Silent Auction: University Information and Technology (UIT) is coordinating a silent auction to raise money for the Food Drive. The auction will run from Feb. 24-27. To bid, visit This year, we have some excellent items, including exercise/yoga classes, a sailing trip and more. Visit for full details and contact with questions.

Dessert Raffle: In support of the food share, the AMBC will be selling raffle tickets for homemade desserts made by AMBC bakers. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Feb. 24-28, Hovland 108. Contact for a list of items.

Craft and Jewelry Sale: Choose from a variety of quilted bags, watercolor notecards, hand polished beads and more. Feb. 25-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gilmore 116. Questions? Email

Undergraduate Academic Program Assessment Reports Workshop: Join Tamara Belknap and Heath Henry (Academic Programs and Assessment), Lori Kayes (Integrated Biology) and JoAnne Bunnage (Undergraduate Education) for details about completing the annual undergraduate assessment reports due in April. Learn proven strategies to successfully navigate SharePoint and complete the assessment reports. Join us Wednesday, Feb. 26, 9-10 a.m. in Milam 215 and by Zoom. Register for the Undergraduate Assessment Reports Workshop

Recognizing & Supporting Students in Distress: This facilitated Kognito workshop will help faculty and staff build confidence to lead conversations with students they are concerned about that will: foster resilience, strengthen relationships and connect students with support. Space is limited; registration required. Register at Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. to noon (register by Feb. 23); March 2, 2:30-4 p.m., (register by Feb. 27), Valley Library Autzen Classroom. 

Faculty-led Program: From Classroom to Community: Learning Beyond Borders in Taiwan and India — Join professors Tammy Bray and Sunil Khanna from the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences for four weeks each in Taipei, Taiwan and Bangalore, India from Sept. 19 to Nov. 22, 2020. Students will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary learning and community-engaged service to understand critical health issues from a global perspective. As part of the program’s learning objectives, students will develop a nuanced appreciation for the intersectionality of local and global problems related to food insecurity, nutrition and health disparity, family poverty, social well-being, and environmental influences. Come to an Informational meeting on Feb. 26 or March 5 from noon to 1 p.m. in Milam 119. For more information, contact:

Bioinformatics Users Group (BUG): "CGRB Disaster Recovery Service, i.e., How to ensure your critical research is being backed up" — Matthew Peterson (Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing), Wednesday, Feb. 26, noon to 1 p.m. in ALS 3005. BUG consists of life scientists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, statisticians, and researchers of all types who meet to discuss topics related to these fields of study. Meetings are generally informal, consisting of discussions, interactive talks, or short workshops. All are welcome. No experience needed to participate. For additional information, see

Internationalization and Global Engagement (IGE) Strategic Planning Forums: The Office of International Affairs invites you to join our upcoming campus-wide forums collecting input on OSU’s internationalization. Forum 2: Preparing graduates to work in a diverse society and as global citizens, grow diversity and cultivate culture of inclusion at OSU. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m., MU 104 Journey Room. For more information contact Zoom available.

EECB Seminar: Miguel Ferrer will "Can Birds and Turbines Share the Wind?” Wednesday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m., Withycombe 109. Ferrer is the former Director of the Biological Station of Doñana in Seville, Spain, and a delegate of the Spanish National Research Council. He has worked extensively with raptors (among other birds) around the world. His talk will focus on the decades of research he has done regarding the conservation of birds in wind farms. For Zoom meeting ID: 565-744-050.

STEM Research Center Reception: Celebrate, connect and collaborate. The STEM Research Center is celebrating our expanded staff and portfolio of applied research and evaluation! Join us to learn more about the Center, our work, and how you can get involved. Brief program followed by hosted reception and networking. Feb. 26, 4-6 p.m. in the Horizon Room in the MU. This event is free and open to faculty and grad students. Click to add this event to your calendar.

Next Great Startup Final — Come watch the four student-led teams compete to win the title and prizes of the Next Great Startup 2020. Free to attend. More details about the completion and finalists Identifi, Hempress, HazAdapt and Crick-ITZ are available on the NGSU website. Final takes place in CH2M Hill Alumni Center on Feb. 26 from 5:30-7 p.m.

This is What Democracy Looks Like: A Genealogy of Movements: A film series by the Anarres Project that seeks to track the genealogy of strategies and political goals from a broad range of social movements over the past 40 years. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m., Milam 318.

The OSU Album Club will listen to and discuss the album Led Zeppelin on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in LINC 303. Hosted by Bob Santelli. Free.

The OSU Campus Band, directed by Erik Leung, has a performance on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. Admission is free.


NEW! Music à la Carte features cellist Noah Seitz and pianist Sarah Greenleaf on Friday, Feb. 28 at noon in the MU Lounge. Admission is free.

NEW! Site of Sound: Site of Sound presents Tessa Brinckman's composition Box | Grown Men Sing, a meditation on loss seen through the lens of solitary confinement, its connections to colonization and climate change, and our yearnings beyond dehumanization. Performed by Brinckman, the piece is scored for bass flute, waterphone, fixed audio and video. Brinckman also will perform Antarctica by Elizabeth Brown, alto flute and mixed media. Feb. 28, 7 p.m., 517 SW Second St., Corvallis. $15 suggested donation. Students free with ID. All proceeds support OSU students in art and music.

NEW! Small Ensembles Concert: The OSU Horn, Brass, Clarinet and Bassoon Choirs will perform a free concert on Sunday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in Community Hall Room 202.

Budget conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold another University Budget Conversation Feb. 27, noon to 1 p.m., in Memorial Union Room 215. This week’s topic is an update on tuition rate planning for 2020-21 and cost outlook for the next biennium. The Budget Conversation sessions are limited to 60 minutes and are an open forum structure with the initial 15-20 minutes spent on presentation of the topic, leaving time for discussion and Q&A. If you are unable to join us in person we also encourage you to listen in via Zoom. More information about University Budget Conversations is located on the Office of Budget and Resource Planning website. If you have questions, please contact Sherm Bloomer for more information. 

Tuition Forums: The University Budget Committee has begun meeting to discuss preliminary recommendations for tuition increases for the 2020-21 academic year. As part of developing recommendations for the Board of Trustees, representatives of the Budget Committee and the Office of Budget and Resource Planning are offering a series of weekly forums to discuss tuition rates, proposals for tuition increases, and to answer any questions about tuition and the university budget. The next forum will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5-6 p.m. in the Memorial Union, Thought Lab 215. The schedule for subsequent forums and a short discussion of common questions about tuition are available on the Budget website. The committee welcomes questions, comments and ideas. For more information, to provide an idea or opinion, or to ask a question please contact Sherm Bloomer.

U.S. Student Fulbright Program Open Information Session: Join OSU’s Fulbright Program Advisor LeAnn Adam and a panel of OSU Fulbright alumni for general information and Q&A about applying for a Fulbright. The Fulbright Program provides grants to study, teach English, or conduct research abroad for one academic year in over 160 countries throughout the world. Feb. 27, 4-5 p.m., LINC 314. Oregon State University students and alumni may contact LeAnn Adam (

The OSU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ryan Biesack, will perform on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. Admission is free.

Wikipedia Editathon: Join us in writing PNW African American history into Wikipedia. All are welcome; free food and prizes available. Training is provided, registration is required. Sponsored by OSU Libraries and PressAfroCROWDEducational Opportunity Program--Advancing Academic Equity for Student Success, and Diversity & Cultural Engagement (Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center and the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center). Feb. 28, 2-5 p.m., Valley Library Autzen classroom.

Linus Pauling Day: Learn more about the Linus Pauling Institute. Enjoy an afternoon with former LPI Officer Steve Lawson and hear short talks about the latest research findings by several LPI faculty. All talks are geared for a general audience. Reception in honor of Linus Pauling's 119th birthday to follow. Friday, Feb. 28, 3-5:30 p.m., Linus Pauling Science Center 125. Flyer | Website.

The Secret Garden, presented by University Theatre and OSU music opens on Friday, Feb. 28, with performances Feb. 28-29 and March 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets.

Fairbanks Gallery of Art: “Psithurism: Visionary West” through Feb. 26. Curated by OSU art instructor Anna Fidler, features painters from Vancouver, B.C., Washougal, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall. Open until 8 p.m. on third Thursdays for the Corvallis Art Walk. 

Beavers Belong: Beavers Belong is a support network for students, by students, aimed at creating connection, community and belonging through weekly peer-led groups (not therapy or counseling-based) and on-campus events and activities. Drop-in group times for undergrads are Mondays, 2-3 p.m., 3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m., MU Lounge Family Friendly Room; and Fridays 2-3 p.m., MU Wellness Nook, Room 62. For grads, Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., Dixon Lower Classroom. Child care services offered.

Piano concert: The Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Piano Series presents Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva on Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. Avdeeva’s Corvallis recital comprises four Romantic-era works by Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert and Ludwig van Beethoven. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $28 at the door. College students with ID and youth ages 8 to 18 are admitted free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at or locally in Corvallis at Grass Roots Books & Music. 

Slavic Soul Party: Tickets are available for SAC Presents on March 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, featuring Slavic Soul Party!, a 10-piece brass band from NYC that performs “Balkan-soul-gypsy-funk.”

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Adonia Lugo, Interim Chair & Teaching Faculty of the Urban Sustainability Program at Antioch University Los Angeles, will present “Ethnography as a Tool for Social Change: Lessons from Mobility Justice” on Friday, Feb. 28  from noon to 12:50 p..m, in LINC 314. The lecture is free and open to all. For further information, contact Shaozeng Zhang at

NEW! The Data Privacy Dilemma: Presented by ASOSU Office of AdvocacyOSU Libraries and Press, and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, this student-led Data Privacy Symposium will consist of presentations, a Q&A panel, and student focus groups on Friday, Feb. 28, from noon to 5 p.m., in MU 109. Please visit our website for more information. 

NEW! Children with disabilities: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) presents “Needs of children with disabilities: Community engagement in health services research,” by Darcy McMaughan, assistant professor of health policy and management and director of the program on disability research and community-based care at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, Friday, Feb. 28, from 1-2 p.m. in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room.

NEW! Race War and Apocalypse: The White Power Movement Imagines the Future: Lecture by Kathleen Belew. The white power movement in America wants a revolution. Based on a decade of deep immersion in previously classified FBI files and on extensive interviews, this talk explores the story of American paramilitarism and the birth of the alt-right. Friday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m. LINC Room 128.

NEW! Speech Communication Colloquium Series: Lecture by Trischa Goodnow. This lecture is an analysis of editorial cartoons that emerge in the wake of school shootings. Based in a content analysis of 250 editorial cartoons spanning the last two decades, the lecture discusses the common themes that echo the public debates about the problem, the causes, the solutions and the players. This is a chapter from the working draft of Goodnow’s book, “Framing Tragedy: How We Visualize School Shootings.” Friday Feb. 28, 4-5 p.m. in STAG 162.

NEW! Sustainability Conference: WOHESC 2020 is right around the corner, at UO in Eugene March 2-4. There are still several funded spots for students to have registration and transportation provided at no cost to them, using this link. The deadline for funded student positions is 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26. Others can register until March 2 and get 30% off with OSU’s custom discount code OSUCOMMCOMP20. Email if you’re interested in free transportation to Eugene and back Tuesday and Wednesday of the conference.

NEW! Save the date for 'Science of Opportunity': NASA astronaut Donald R. Pettit will deliver the first Octave Levenspiel Distinguished Lecture, presented by the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. March 5, 6:30 p.m. in Austin Auditorium, The LaSells Stewart Center. Free, but tickets are required. Reserve your seat today.

NEW! Corvallis Sustainability Town HallRegistration is now open for the biggest community sustainability event of the year. The OSU Sustainability Office helps sponsor the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Town Hall each year. The event will take place Thursday, March 12, 7-9 p.m. in the ballroom at the Alumni Center, and will feature keynote speaker Kristin Eberhard, Director of Climate Change and Democracy at Sightline Institute. Space is limited so register today.

NEW! Principles of Vineyard Management Course: Patty Skinkis, professor and Viticulture Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University is offering a course to the industry and public who wish to learn about vineyard establishment and production. The course can be taken online or in-person and runs from March 31 to June 4, 2020. Registration is open until March 30 but early registration rates end March 3. Click for more information.

University-Community Forum: The forum “Open Streets Classroom: A University-Community Partnership for the Public Good” will take place on Feb. 27, noon to 4 p.m., at the main meeting room of the Corvallis-Benton County Library. At the event, faculty and students will join members of the wider Corvallis community to create community-university collaborations in the context of Open Streets Corvallis. For more information and to register go to This event is co-sponsored by the OSU Office of Institutional Diversity and the School of Language, Culture, and Society.

Linus Pauling Institute Seminar: “Why do vertebrates need vitamin E?” It’s a vitamin. It’s an antioxidant. If you don’t have it you die, but what does it do? Find out more from Maret Traber, Principal Investigator at the Linus Pauling Institute. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2-3 p.m., LPSC room 402. Join by Zoom

Starker Lecture Series: “Women of Forestry: Inspiring Leadership,” focuses on women who act as agents of change within the forestry and forest products sector as well as within their communities. The College of Forestry graduated its first woman student, Pauline Barto Sandoz, 75 years ago. This series will explore the triumphs of women as well as the myriad of challenges they face in forests, mills, research labs and beyond. Feb. 27: Film, "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Matthai;" 6 p.m., Whiteside Theatre. Panelists: Beth Hahn, Southern Africa program manager, US Forest Service International Programs; Reem Hajjar, assistant professor in Integrated Human and Ecological Systems, College of Forestry; Shamiso Mupara, founder, Environmental Buddies, Zimbabwe. For more information, visit our website.

Do you have a business idea but need some help? The OSU Advantage Accelerator is offering Iterate, a free class for entrepreneurs and wanna-be entrepreneurs who have a business idea but just aren't sure what to do next. Come learn how to create a value proposition, find and understand your market, and more. Iterate consists of four workshops that build on each other: March 2, 4, 16, and 18, all from 4-5:30 p.m. Learn more and register:

Advancing Women’s Participation in the Technology Sector: Eight Cambodian women leaders will appear on a panel to gain insight into how different departments at the university connect to promote cooperation in research and development of innovation technology and to share about their own work. March 3, 3-4:40 p.m., Native American Longhouse. The delegation is here through a U.S. Department of State sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program. After the discussion, there will be a reception. For more information contact

Hemp, Hemp, Hooray – Come Learn About Oregon’s Hottest Crop: Join the Willamette Innovator’s Network (WIN) on March 10 for a March PubTalk featuring Jeffrey Steiner, associate director of the OSU Global Hemp Innovation Center, and Sunny Summers, cannabis policy coordinator & special projects, Oregon Department of Agriculture. Did you know that researchers estimate 25,000 uses for hemp? Learn more and register here:

International Graduate Student Experience: The Office of Institutional Diversity President and Provost’s Leadership Council will be conducting focus groups with OSU international graduate students to understand their experiences. Focus groups will be held March 3 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 110 Heckart Lodge. Focus groups will be student-led, and no faculty will be present. Lunch will be provided. Register for a focus group here. If you have any questions, feel free to email Fatima Al-Ghadban at

Top Hat Level 1 Certification Workshop: Tactics for Real-time Assessment Save your spot for this on-campus workshop, brought to you by Top Hat and OSU’s Academic Technology. All faculty and GTAs that use or are interested in using Top Hat are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Lyn Riverstone. March 11, 1-3 p.m. in MLM 215. Register today.

Food Drive

NEW! Hot Sandwich Lunch Fundraiser: Help us finish out the food drive month of February with gusto! Join us on Thursday, Feb. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. in Nash Hall 104J, where the Fisheries and Wildlife department will be offering a $5 lunch that includes a pulled pork sandwich (or vegetarian option) accompanied by delicious sides. Lemonade, water, coffee and hot tea are complimentary. All proceeds will be donated to the Linn-Benton Food Share.

Planting the Seeds of Success: Stop by the Academic Success Center's plant-themed sale between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Feb. 28. We'll be located just outside Waldo Hall's North entrance, and will have seeds, succulents, terrariums and shrubs generously donated by local nurseries and staff members. Also, check out our plant-themed cards and art. Prices will vary. For questions, contact

Jamba Juice Fundraiser: HCSA is selling Jamba Juice coupon cards for $10 with over $20 in savings. Get a Jamba card at the HC front desk in the LINC 450, or by contacting Maya at

Basket Raffle: BAFF Baskets: Business Affairs is raffling off four baskets: BBQ Bonanza; Pampered Pet: Cat Edition; Pampered Pet: Dog Edition; and Sweets and Treats. Tickets are available for sale at the Kerr Admin Cashier's Office windows Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $1 each, $5/6, or $10/15. Drawing will be held Friday, Feb. 28. For more information, see Questions, contact

Artisan Bowl Raffle. Buy tickets at 116 Gilmore Hall. Handsome, one-of-a-kind bowl made from locally sourced oak and turned by Biological & Ecological Engineering instructor, John Selker. Lightly oiled with Tung Oil, this bowl is food-safe. Come by and see how well it will complement your office or home. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Drawing held Feb. 27. For questions contact

Attention Bookworms: Come to the CEOAS Admin Building (behind Johnson Hall), donate $1, $3 or $5 to the food drive and walk away with a beautifully and mysteriously wrapped book for your next rainy day binge-reading session. For more information contact

OSU Campus Bird Watching Tour: OSU is an eBird hotspot with 146 species reported. Please join EESC's Amerie Lommen as she hosts a walking tour, pointing out the native bird life here on OSU's Corvallis campus. Suggested donation of $1. Feb 27 meet on the north side of Kerr Administration Building at noon. All money collected benefits the OSU Food Drive and the Linn-Benton Food Share.

Cosmic Spin the Wheel: The Xpress Stop at the MU has Cosmic Spin the Wheel and cookies. For a $2 donation, spin the wheel for your chance to win candy and prizes. Every spin is entered into a drawing at the end of the month. Fabulous prizes include a Car Wash certificate, banner shopping bags, and $50 Amazon gift cards. Also, every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. stop by for fresh baked cookies. All proceeds benefit the food drive.

Quilt Raffle Ticket Sale: Quilt raffle tickets are $1 each or 6/$5. All month. For more information contact

Book Sale: Lightly used books, DVDs and board games will be on sale to support the OSU Food Drive throughout the month of February. Items will range in price from $1 to $5. Come check out the selection in the Magruder Hall lobby. For questions, contact
Take a Break with BEE: February is a cold, damp month. Need a break from it all? Come and spend some time in Gilmore Hall 116, warming up with hot cocoa or tea. We will be offering each for a donation of $1/per cup for the entire month of February (weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with the exception of noon). For questions, contact
PB&J bar: A longtime Biological & Ecological Engineering tradition, we’ve extended the PB&J bar for the entire month. Come on by our office and make yourself a delicious treat of peanut butter and a variety of jellies, many from local growers. Suggested donation of $3 per sandwich (weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). All donations will go to BEE’s participation in the OSU Food Drive to help the local community. For questions, contact

Take Note

NEW! Applying Learning Technology Community (pilot): All faculty teaching on-campus courses are encouraged to submit a proposal for this new faculty learning community pilot. The @ALT Community provides participants with an opportunity to investigate and provide learning technology solutions to a significant teaching-related problem of their choosing. Professional development funding provided. Contact Lyn Riverstone with questions. Proposals for the Spring 2020 pilot due Feb. 28. See the proposal guidelines.

Deadline Approaching: Tradition & Innovation in the Wood Construction Industry: A Journey in the Italian Alps: This faculty-led program will spend the first two weeks in September exploring the long-standing forest management and wood architecture industries of Italy, with a focus on cutting-edge timber engineering, advanced wood manufacturing, and sustainable design, as well as local history and culture from the Stone Age to the present. For more information, visit or email CoF International Programs at Applications close on March 1.

Deadline Approaching: Food, Culture and Climate Change — 18 days in France (HC407): This faculty-led program will be spending 18 days in France (June 16-July 3, 2020) exploring France’s response to climate change and experiencing French food culture. Participants will meet farmers, vineyard owners, food distributors and retailers, foresters and climate scientists, while visiting farmers' markets, castles, cathedrals, gardens, ancient forests, museums and a nuclear power plant. For more information ( and/or contact the organizers ( or Applications close on March1.

RecycleMania: This week’s score places OSU in the lead at 2.72 lbs of recycling per person vs. UO at 1.65 lbs. The RecycleMania Oregon Classic competition between OSU and UO will run through March 28. You can help OSU beat UO in this year’s RecycleMania challenge by recycling the most. For more information visit our website at

Naval ROTC Ship Selection: Five soon-to-be commissioned Surface Warfare Officers will be selecting their first ship. Resembling the NFL Draft, ship selection is based on ranking systems and available ship lists. The event takes place in the Naval Armory on the Feb. 26-28. OSU community is welcome to stop by and view the event or watch the live broadcast. See event posting for exact times and link to live broadcast.

Encourage students to attend Diversity Mentoring Luncheon: For many underserved students, a meaningful connection to even one mentor from a similar community or background can be instrumental to their success in and out of the classroom. The Diversity Mentoring Luncheon offers the opportunity for students to create those connections. Please encourage your students to join a diverse and welcoming group of alumni in a casual three-hour mentoring opportunity where they can learn about the next steps after college and navigating the workplace as an individual from an underserved community. Students can register at

Wanted: Students with great ideas: You are invited to nominate engaged, curious, dedicated students to join Launch Academy, a course for undergraduate and graduate students of ALL majors who have ideas for services, products or community change. Launch Academy students are eligible to win up to $2,500 in business development funding each term and have access to mentorship, co-working space, travel grants and prototyping support. Nominate students here and contact with questions. 

Goddik named department head: Lisbeth Goddik is the new department head for Food Science and Technology in Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Goddik has served as interim department head since January 2019 and is a professor and Extension specialist in dairy processing. During that year, she reestablished the department’s advisory board and led the department in conceptualizing a new Sustainable Food Systems initiative, which will guide future staffing position and development opportunities.

Community-Engaged Scholarship Intensive: The Division of Outreach and Engagement has five travel awards of $1,000 each to support five OSU participants at the June 1-5, MSU Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship. The support is for early career tenure-track and professor of practice faculty. For consideration, please send an email to by Feb. 28 with the following: 1) name, 2) unit, 3) position title/rank, 4) how you intend to use skills gained in community-engaged scholarship. 

Proposed Updates to University Policies & Standards: Visit the University Policy Program’s What’s New page ( to view a pending policy amendment. Proposed University Policy 03-001 Contract Signature Authority delegates contract signature authority to enter the university into agreements with third parties. This page is updated frequently with new developments, so we encourage you to check back frequently. Comments or questions may be submitted to

Request for Proposals: The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking proposals for projects focused on the further development of technologies invented by OSU faculty, staff, and/or graduate students in any discipline. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span six months or less, beginning in April 2020. Funding can be used to fund students, prototyping expenses, travel and more. Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Read the full RFP here:


“Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money." ~ Johnny Cash, born today in 1932.

Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 57, low of 34. Sunny Thursday.

Central Oregon: Sunny, high of 55, low of 32. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Gradual clearing, high of 52, low of 40. Sunny tomorrow.

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