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:


'It's symbolic:' OSU-Cascades in Bend to graduate 355 students at Sunday's commencement ceremony; Class of 2024 is third-largest (KTVZ)

Matthew Draxton is speaking Tuesday with OSU Cascades Director of Communications about the details of the graduation as well as the significance of the inaugural commencement of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. He'll also be speaking to a student of the program, as well as students on campus.

Q&A with Jennifer Richter (Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb)

Jennifer Richter is the author of the new poetry collection Dear Future. Her other books include the poetry collection No Acute Distress. She is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Oregon State University.

The fate of extension services in Josephine County (Jefferson Public Radio)

The Oregon State University Extension Service presence in Josephine County has been hanging by a thread. Services are still provided, but largely from money in the bank.

Adrian 2040 offers summer of fun learning for youth (Argus Observer)

There will be multiple activities and camps that youth can participate in throughout the summer through Adrian 2040, which is partnering with Adrian Sports Boosters and Oregon State University Extension, Malheur County to provide the camps. These will offer “a wide variety of summer learning and engagement opportunities for Adrian-area youth entering kindergarten [through] 12th grade,” according to information on Facebook.

Today's photo

Moon rising: Bruce Hamilton says, “About midnight I saw this orange glow east of us on the hilltop. It was exactly where a very large house is located on the top of a hill. The wind was offshore, and it looked like the house was on fire. I debated calling the fire department, then thought it would be better to wait to see what happens. The second picture is what happened: It was the moon rising.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected]. To view past submissions, visit us on Instagram at @osutoday1

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Want to use generative AI with data protection for students, staff and faculty? See Copilot guidance for OSU (with OSU login) for information about accessing Copilot, enabling data protection by logging in with OSU credentials and writing successful Copilot prompts. 


TIAA On-Campus Consultations: Employees can meet with Andrew “AJ” Martinez, financial consultant from TIAA to discuss your financial goals and savings plans for retirement. There is no cost for these consultations and they are available to all employees no matter what stage you are at in your career. Appointments are available on OSU Corvallis campus Wednesday, June 12. Schedule online at, or by phone at (503) 265-3905. 

Spring Bike Drop: Give your old bike a new life as a ride for a future Beaver. Donate your bike at Cascade Hall, June 10-14. Learn more. For alternative formats or accommodations related to a disability, please contact Elza Records at 541-737-0673 or [email protected]


NEW! Commencement:  Oregon State University will hold its university-wide commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, at Reser Stadium. More than 4,100 students are expected to participate in the ceremony that will honor the university’s 155th class. The event is free to attend, open to the public and held rain or shine. Gates will open at 9 a.m., and tickets are not required. The ceremony will be livestreamed in English and Spanish on the commencement website.

Beaver Dads Connections: Come out and bowl with other self-identified OSU dads. Share some snacks and conversation as an early celebration of Father's Day. Noon to 1:30 p.m., June 13, MU Lanes. No registration required. For accommodations and questions, contact [email protected] or 541-737-4906. 

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 (June 14) between 10:30 a.m. and noon at the Einerson House, 2638 NW Jackson Ave., for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks. Hosted by the OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International, the OSU Office of International Services and the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center.

Naval ROTC Spring Commissioning: OSU NROTC will commission 10 ensigns into the Navy and three 2nd lieutenants into the Marine Corps at 4 p.m. June 14 in LINC 128 and online via Facebook. The ceremony involves the oath of office, assistance into uniform, rendering of the first salute, and remarks from guest speaker Capt. Craig Litty.

Sweet Beginnings: Commencement Celebration. Celebrating a 2024 grad this year? Gather at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center directly after the June 15 Commencement ceremony (approximately 1:30-3 p.m.) to enjoy cookies and refreshments, snap Insta-worthy photos and make final memories with grads, friends, family and faculty. Details, plus additional networking events, celebrations, career advice and more are available at

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Preserving Portland History: "Creation of the Parkrose Community Archive." History MA student Jada Krening will present her capstone project, the Parkrose Community Archive, a restorative public history project that aims to rectify the exclusion of Parkrose – a now-industrialized urban corner of Portland nestled between Interstate 205 and 84, now one of the most racially and ethnically diverse areas of the state – from historical and contemporary narratives. Krening’s presentation is open to the public. 2 p.m., June 14 in Bexell 412.

Public Seed Library Presentation: "Growing Crops for Fermentation." Fermenting vegetables is a great way to preserve the abundance of your vegetable garden, and to add delicious flavors, textures and healthy probiotics to your diet. Come learn how to create a small garden bed plan for a variety of cool-season veggies, and another for warm-season veggies and herbs, that are wonderful for fermenting because of their characteristics from flavor to shape and length. Presented by Darren Morgan, Shonnard's Nursery manager and educator. Noon to 1:30 p.m., June 13 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Meeting Room. Learn more here.

HMSC Research Seminar: Scott Heppell with the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences at Oregon State University will give a seminar titled “Decadal change and the abundance of fishes and invertebrates in Yaquina Bay,” at 3:30 p.m., June 13 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.

Supervisor 101: University Human Resources invites supervisors to attend a pilot opportunity to provide feedback on the new Supervisor 101. Supervisor 101 is a 90-minute program designed to give new-to-OSU supervisors the information they need to be successful, highlighting key resources that supervisors need in their first month. This is a chance to experience new training followed by a feedback session to share insights and suggestions. 9 a.m. to noon, June 26, MU 13: Register. 9 a.m. to noon, July 30, Tykeson Hall 111, OSU-Cascades: Register. 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 5, Zoom (link provided after registration): Register. Contact Carolyn Warfield ([email protected]) with accommodation requests.

Take Note

NEW! Policy update: Controller’s Unit policy for 03-150-103 Subscription-Based IT Arrangements has been updated.  Please see the Controller’s Unit Policy Program website for more information and contact the Policy Steward listed on the policy with any questions.

FYI Friday: Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2024 and Fall 2025. FYI Friday is a program where campus partners are invited to present what they’re working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff – presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length, it’s up to you! Learn more about the requirements and application process. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions, or for assistance with your application.

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.

Deadline extended for faculty learning communities: The Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technologies are offering two Fall ’24 faculty learning communities for teaching faculty. Consider participation in either the Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community or the Teaching and AI Faculty Learning Community. Join us on this journey to strengthen teaching excellence. Apply by June 12. Funding provided.

OSU Today summer schedule: OSU Today will switch to weekly publication (Mondays only) starting June 17. 

Tumble-Tastic Gymnastics Camps: Does your little one like to flip, roll and tumble? Join KidSpirit tumble-tastic gymnastics camps this summer to refine those skills for better coordination, determination, balance and confidence. Gymnasts of all experience levels are encouraged to register for a camp that will enhance not only their gymnastic abilities, but their social-emotional capacities as well. For more information and to register, visit:

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Wildfire. Increasing numbers of people are making their homes in woodland settings, rural areas or remote mountain sites. Wildfires often begin unnoticed, however they spread very quickly. Reduce your risk by preparing now —before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here:

Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2024 and Fall 2025: Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy, or research you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue! FYI Friday is a program where campus partners are invited to present what they’re working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions, or for assistance with your application.

Graduate opportunities: Oregon Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for its spring graduate-level opportunities, featuring the Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship (NRPF) and the Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship. The NRPF provides hands-on experience in natural resource policy at the state level, while the Malouf Scholarship supports graduate students conducting societally relevant coastal research applicable to Oregon. An informational webinar discussing these opportunities, along with future ones, is scheduled for June 14. To learn more and apply, visit:

Traffic and Maintenance

Washington Way: The sidewalk closure on 35th Street, approaching the Washington Way intersection, has been extended through Thursday, June 20. Flagging operations and traffic delays will continue intermittently through Thursday, June 20. Sidewalk closure signs and barriers will be in place on 35th Street, on both the east and west sidewalks, approaching the Washington Way intersection. Pedestrians should plan to use Jefferson Way, 30th Street and the multi-use path on Washington Way to detour around the area. No crosswalk access will be available at the intersection of Washington Way and 35th Street The multi-use path on Washington Way will remain accessible from 35th Street.


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NEW! Training & Engagement Coordinator: Equal Opportunities and Access invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting #P08129UF. Closes June 30.


“It’s your turn to choose and define what success means to you. Now, others will try to define it for you, but yours is the only voice that matters.” ~ Octavia Spencer

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 75, low of 47. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 76, low of 45. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny and breezy, high of 65, low of 44. Sunny tomorrow.

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