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:


OSU picks someone to become next president but hasn't said who (Gazette-Times)

The search for the next Oregon State University president could be nearing an end, with the Board of Trustees selecting on Tuesday, May 31 one of the two previously announced semi-finalists with whom to open contract negotiations this week. 

OSU-Cascades starts scholarship to ease child care worker shortage (OPB News)

Oregon State University-Cascades’ program would provide scholarships for 30 positions during the next two years. Recipients would have their first year of tuition paid in full, while also receiving paid work experience at child care centers in Central Oregon at a rate of $15-18 an hour.

What may be America's oldest place-based college scholarship celebrates 100th anniversary (Forbes)

The story of this unique legacy is told in a new, meticulously researched, highly readable book entitled Bernard Daly’s Promise: The Enduring Legacy of a Place-Based Scholarshipauthored by Sam Stern and published by Oregon State University Press. Stern, who is professor and dean emeritus of the College of Education at Oregon State University, undertook the task of researching the rags-to-riches saga of Bernard Daly, the history of the Daly scholarship, and the remarkable impact it’s had on thousands of students from Lake County, Oregon, a rural, mostly lower-income, conservative county in the high desert region of the state. 


OSU-Cascades to honor Interim OSU President Becky Johnson at June 12 commencement (KTVZ)

Oregon State University–Cascades will honor OSU Interim President Becky Johnson, who led the Bend campus for 12 years, during its 21st annual commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 12. 

Today's photo

Misty Morning: Sunrise over Heron Pond at Pacifica: A Garden in the Siskiyous, in Josephine County. The Extension Service SNAP-Ed department collaborates with Pacifica’s Environmental Family Education focus via the Explore Oregon Bees and Grow This! programs. Submitted by Keith Hall, office specialist with OSU Extension Service Josephine County. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Need to learn more about the specifics of incomplete grades or about submitting grades? Review the OSU Incomplete Grade Policy and the guide for providing Canvas course access to students resolving an incomplete. For general guidance, see Final Grades Submission.


Booster Blitz: The Beaver Booster Blitz is a FREE three-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic, open to the public on the SEC Plaza. Stop by this walk-up-only event, June 1-3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All COVID-19 vaccines are available, including additional boosters and doses for children. No ID, no insurance required. Bring your COVID-19 CDC card if possible (not required).

Water Resource Engineering Ph.D. Defense: Casey Steadman will present, “Leveraging the food, energy, water nexus for planet resilience,” on June 1 at 11 a.m. in Kidder Hall 274 or Zoom. Steadman is advised under the guidance of major professor Chad Higgins of Biological & Ecological Engineering. Please reach out to the department for further information or Zoom link details.

Department of Integrative Biology M.S. Defense Seminar: Juniper E. Grimes will present “The Long and Short of it: Dynamic Ways in Which Small Mammals Respond In-Situ to Environmental Gradients in Time and Space” on Wednesday, June 1 at noon via Zoom. Grimes is completing her M.S. in Integrative Biology under the guidance of Rebecca Terry. 

Free Bike Helmets and ZAP sign up: The Corvallis School District, Safe Routes! and the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club (MVBC) are sponsoring a bike safety event for OSU students by providing free bike helmets to any OSU student who needs one. This is also an opportunity to connect with biking resources and rewards offered by Transportation Services through the ZAP program. Stop by the SE side of Marketplace West June 1, 12:30-2 p.m. to get your free helmet and to sign up for ZAP. Email [email protected] with questions.

June Research Integrity Forum — Human Research Protections: Streamlining Submissions and Reviews. This forum will describe how OSU helps to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants. Learn about the programmatic changes that are underway in OSU’s Human Research Protections Program with a focus on changes to our handling of exempt studies, which is simplifying the process for researchers. June 9, 1 p.m.  Register here. For more information, email [email protected].

OSU Faculty Staff Fitness summer class registration opens June 1. Take a fitness class on campus (click here for schedule) or remotely through Online FSF. Some highlights include the return of the rehabilitative Adaptive Exercise Clinic (formerly MS Clinic; click here for information) Tuesday/Thursday 2-3 pm, Open Gym Monday/Wednesday 5:15-6:05 p.m., and personal training services. Contact [email protected] to help find your fitness plan today.

Water Resources Science Seminar Series: Climate change, snow and ice: Matt Cooper, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. June 1, 4-5 p.m., Bexell Hall 328 or on Zoom.

Vamos OSU’s Evento Social June 1: You’re invited to celebrate the return of in-person gatherings at Vamos OSU’s Evento Social. Join Oregon State Latino/a/x, Latine, Chicano/a/x alumni and friends for an evening of networking on Wednesday, June 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Xicha Brewing in Salem. Learn more about supporting DEI efforts, visit Latine community vendors and reminisce about your time at OSU. Space is limited — secure your spot today:

"Take Heart" book launch with Kathleen Dean Moore: You're invited to the launch of “Take Heart: Encouragement for Earth's Weary Lovers.” The event will feature an interview-style conversation between author Kathleen Dean Moore and the book's illustrator, Bob Haverluck, as well as music and book giveaways. Live on Zoom on Wednesday, June 1, 6 p.m. Learn more and register here


2022 International Association of Women in Music Conference: Call and (Her) Response. The keynote speaker is renowned musicologist and researcher Nina Eidsheim of UCLA. Her research interests include multi-sensoriality, production and perception of vocal timbre, 20th and 21st century vocal music and opera, critical studies in race and gender, performance studies, sound studies, and voice studies.  On the Corvallis campus and via livestream, June 2-4. Free and open to OSU faculty and students. Full schedule and registration information:

Spring One-Act Festival 2022: This popular, annual event showcases the work of our OSU Theatre student directors and designers. Join us for an exciting and eclectic lineup. Free. Opens June 2, at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on June 4 at 7:30 p.m. and June 5 at 2 p.m. in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre. Information.

Grad Night 2022: Casino-themed party June 2. Don’t miss out on prizes, free food and drinks, music, dancing and games. The OSU Alumni Association invites the Class of 2022 to a casino-themed party Thursday, June 2, 7:30-10 p.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Arrive early to receive a commemorative pint glass, then enjoy a live DJ and giveaways, including gift cards and a grand prize. Graduates free; one guest $10. Register.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Roy Lowe, a former Refuge Manager with USFWS, will be giving a seminar titled “Monitoring Migratory Birds in Lincoln County Through Citizen Science,” June 2, 3:30 p.m. Please join us in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

TRIAD: The OSU TRIAD club’s programs are online, free and open to all this term. The next TRIAD program is Thursday, June 2 at noon: Richard van Breeman, Global Hemp Innovation Center, “Natural product drug discovery from botanicals: Cannabinoids that block cell entry of SARS-CoV-2.” Zoom link:

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Spring Seminar Series: “Plant Evolution and Different Phylogenetic, Temporal, and Spatial Scales,” presented by Felipe Zapata of UCLA, June 2, 4 p.m. via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

Gerontology conference: The 45th Annual OSU Gerontology Conference will take place on Friday, June 3 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Keynote speakers include New York Times reporter John Leland, who will present “Resilience in older adults: Lessons from the pandemic and beyond;” and Laughter On Call Founder Dani Klein Modisett, who will present “Shared Laughter for Self-Care and Connection.” Twenty breakout sessions on aging with resilience; continuing education credits available. To learn more and to register, visit

Science Communication 101 Workshop: Have you ever wanted to engage in science communication, but weren't sure how to get started? Do you want to learn to make communication about your research or other scientific topics to non-experts more effective? Seminarium Art & Science Club is hosting a Sci Comm 101 workshop, led by member Grace Deitzler. June 6 at 3 p.m. in Nash ALS 4000. RSVP to [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing a link to an article on the benefits of microbreaks. You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a link to report safety concerns online.

NEW! Metabolic Research Study: We are examining how insulin release is triggered by tasting carbohydrates. Participants must be non-smokers and non-diabetic, aged 18-45. The study will involve having body measurements taken, having saliva collected, performing taste tests, having blood drawn and filling out dietary surveys. Email [email protected] for more information. Study name: "Taste Perception of Carbohydrates." PI: Juyun Lim.

Grads Give Back: Donate Your Gown to the Next Graduate. Calling all graduating students: Donate your gown in the days following Commencement. You have the chance to help a future student who may be unable to afford the Commencement regalia while keeping your cap and cords as mementos. Gowns can be donated at the Valley Library just inside the main entrance (from Saturday, June 11 through Tuesday, June 14) or year-round at the MU info desk. For more information, please visit or email [email protected]. Grads Give Back is sponsored by Campus Recycling, ASOSU, Memorial Union, Valley Library and the Sustainability Office.

Ungrading Book Club: Have you been thinking about modifying your grading and assessment practices in time for next year? Participate in the Ungrading Book Club, a part of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) No-Strings Attached Clubs. Read and engage in rich conversations about Susan Blum’s (Ed.) book, "Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead)." CTL will provide free books to participants. Space is limited to 10 participants. Register by June 14.

Recruiting participants for virtual reality experiment: Psychology researchers are seeking participants who are at least 18 years old, speak fluent English and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision for research aiming to explore how perception and movement interact in real and virtual environments. Participants will complete movement- and perception-based tasks for around one hour. Those who complete the study will receive $15 in Amazon credit. More details and sign-up available at

Carbon Offsets for OSU Funded Travel: The Sustainability Office can help you reduce the greenhouse gas impact of your OSU-funded air and ground travel. With basic information about travel itineraries, we calculate the amount of carbon offsets needed and combine our purchasing power to make it easy for you and your department. One bulk purchase of offsets will occur in June. For more info or to contact the Sustainability Office visit:

Community Climate Survey: The 2022 Faculty and Staff Community Climate Survey launched on May 10 with an invitation from Interim Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Scott Vignos. Please check your email to access the survey link; the survey is open through June 3. The survey is administered every two years to gauge the opinions and perceptions of employees regarding their experience at OSU. It is one part of OSU’s broader efforts to create and sustain an inclusive and equitable university climate. To hear from as many people as possible, a $25 incentive will be provided to 50 randomly selected survey participants. The information participants enter for the incentive will not be linked to responses to the survey to ensure responses remain anonymous. Questions about the survey can be directed to OID at [email protected].

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications for the fall 2022 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. Please direct questions to the director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, please complete the brief application form by June 3.

Free COVID testsFree iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available around the Corvallis campus. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits at the following locations: Residence Hall Service Centers (Arnold, McNary and West); Lab tent outside Plageman Hall; Memorial Union Info Desk and Student Experience Center Info Desk. For questions or accommodations related to disabilities, contact [email protected].

COVID-19 testing: Oregon State University, in collaboration with Willamette Valley Toxicology (WVT), is providing on-site COVID-19 testing for people without symptoms. OSU employees and students, regardless of vaccination status, are welcome to test at one of these locations: Corvallis: Lab tent outside Plageman Hall Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Cascade Hall 120, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bend: Outside Obsidian Hall Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Note: All employees will need a WVT Labdash account prior to testing.

Traffic and Maintenance

Utility tunnel: May 11-June 3. For work related to the Community Hall Slope Project, an access hatch to the utility tunnel will be removed and relocated. The current hatch is located on Jefferson Avenue across from Kerr Administration Building. Additional access hatches can be found west, north and east of this location. Communication lines in the tunnel in this area are temporarily supported and impede movement. Staff should avoid this area of the tunnel, if possible.

Washington Way: For work related to the Washington Way Improvement Project, a planned sidewalk closure along the north side of SW Washington Way is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. Friday, May 6 through 5 p.m. Monday, June 13. Pacific Power will be on site performing work related to the project (view map).


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

NEW! Laboratory Technician 1: The Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Laboratory Technician 1. Hourly wage range is $15.21-22.07, based on experience, plus benefits. The Laboratory Technician 1 provides support to the Lab Manager, the Laboratory Director, the instructors and the graduate teaching assistants by assisting with routine duties in the undergraduate chemistry teaching labs. Posting #P03457CT. Closes June 6.

NEW! Bilingual Spanish Education Program Assistant 1: Extension 4-H Youth Development Program invites applications for a Bilingual Spanish Education Program Assistant 1 based at the Extension Service office in Klamath Falls, OR. This is a 12-month, P/T, classified position starting at $17.01 hourly + bilingual differential pay and benefits. Posting #P03601CT. Closes June 14.


“Far up in the deep blue sky, Great white clouds are floating by; All the world is dressed in green; Many happy birds are seen, Roses bright and sunshine clear Show that lovely June is here.” ~ F. G. Sanders

Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 77, low of 50. Partly sunny Thursday.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny today, high of 75, low of 50. Chance of showers Thursday.

Newport: Mostly cloudy today, high of 62, low of 49. Partly sunny Thursday.

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