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:

Modern teaching spaces require modern design and technology (Ed Tech)

At Oregon State University, the Learning Innovation Center (LInC), completed in 2015, serves up to 3,000 students simultaneously. The facility was built to accommodate formal and informal learning, incorporating technology and “human-centric design,” according to Andrea Ballinger, vice provost for information and technology.

Oregon State University College of Engineering honored for diversity efforts (KMTR)

A national education group is honoring the Oregon State University College of Engineering for its work in recruiting and supporting women and underrepresented minorities within the college.

New Portland International Airport terminal meant to evoke a walk through a forest (Big Country News)

Freres and his brother, Kyle, vice president of operations, first learned about cross-laminated timber during a trip to Europe with professors from Oregon State University. They returned home eager to create their own version of mass timber, allowing the 100-year-old family operation to maintain a competitive edge in the market.

Pacific Northwest forests are heating up and drying out (Crosscut)

“There’s a misconception out there that a lot of people have that, if things are just watered enough, they can get through these events,” said Chris Still, an Oregon State University tree ecologist and expert in tree heat physiology. “But the heat spells we’re talking about, like the heat dome, are so intense that I don’t think that’s really a tenable assumption anymore.”

Heat waves happen at the bottom of the ocean too (Ocean News)

In 2021, a groundfish survey published by NOAA Fisheries indicated that Gulf of Alaska cod had plummeted during The Blob, experiencing a 71% decline in abundance between 2015 and 2017. On the other hand, young groundfish and other marine creatures in the Northern California Current system thrived under the unprecedented ocean conditions, a 2019 paper by Oregon State University and NOAA Fisheries researchers found.

Is March too early to plant tea rose plants that have started to sprout? Ask an Extension expert (Oregonian)

Gardening season is on its way and you may have questions as you prepare for spring. To ask one, simply go to the OSU Extension website, type in your question and include the county where you live. 

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Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts: The future concert hall in the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts at Oregon State University. Photo: Sean Nealon. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Starting to set up a Canvas course site for a spring term class? Streamline the process by using the OSU Canvas Template to ensure clear, navigable course structure employing effective modular course design. The template is easy to import into an empty Canvas course shell prior to adding content. See instructions for importing the template.


Embracing Equity at Work and at Home webinar: Join Reshma Saujani as she leads a conversation with Blessing Adesiyan, Sung Yeon Choimorrow, and Vivian Nava-Schellinger on what equity truly means for women — and particularly for women of color. Embracing Equity at Work and at Home will be a candid discussion about how equity has advanced (or not) for women, the residual impact of the pandemic on the struggle for equity, and the challenges and opportunities women face overall and within individual communities. 9 a.m., March 15. Register here.

NEW! Help Session for Summer Academic Wage processing: From 10 am. to noon March 15, a virtual help session will assist departments with filling out spreadsheets for Summer Academic Wage requests. This is a drop-in session, no preregistration required. Questions can be directed to [email protected] or via the employee service portal at [email protected]. Link for the session is

Care Talks, Caring for Aging Loved Ones: Declutter Your Older Loved Ones Home takes places at 10 a.m. March 15. Part of well home design is removing obstacles to better health. We’ll share tips on how to use principles from The Home Edit and Marie Kondo but with a twist for seniors living at home. This session also talks about “visitability” which is how to make your home age-friendly for visiting relatives and how to help seniors with “solastalgia,” the latest mental health issue for older adults based on living spaces. Register today.

March research integrity forum: What are export controls? How can my export compliance officer help me? Do you work on federal awards or grants, collaborate with foreign nations or institutes, use advanced technology/materials in your research or travel abroad on behalf of the university? Join Mallory Day, OSU’s export compliance officer, from 1-2 p.m. March 15 for a discussion around export controls and what to do when they affect you. Register for this Zoom session here. For more information contact [email protected]

WRE Seminar Series: Water JEDI panelists will discuss building an inclusive and welcoming community in water resources at 4 p.m. March 15 in Bexell Hall 328 and via Zoom. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details. All are welcome.

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Fidel Hernandez, Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Endowed Chair and professor in the Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences at Texas A&M Kingsville, will speak on “A Social-Ecological Perspective of Conservation: Linking Habitat, Populations, and People to Address Declining Rangeland Quails.” The seminar starts at 4 p.m. March 15, Johnson 102. Also available via Zoom:

Guitar Ensemble performance: At 7:30 p.m. March 15 in Community Hall 303, the OSU Guitar Ensemble will present a smattering of music spanning genres across space and time: traditional Chinese, romantic opera, final fantasy. Directed by Cameron O’Connor. Free, open to all, seating is limited.

The OSU Jazz Ensemble Winter Concert: Directed by Ryan Biesack, the concert is at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in The LaSells Stewart Center. Free and open to all.


NEW! Music à la Carte: Cameron O'Connor, guitar. Celebrate St. Paddy's Day, March 17, with a mid-day music interlude. OSU guitar instructor Cameron O’Connor will perform a noon program in the Memorial Union lounge that includes Bach preludes, Irish ballads and postcards from Spain. Free, open to all.

NEW! It’s the Water: Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center presents “It’s the Water: An Exhibition of Painting and Photography by Seven Artists.” Featuring April Waters’ Antarctica paintings, and invited artists Rich Bergeman, Duncan Berry, Gary Buhler, Jeremy Burke, Rebecca Kiser and Katia Kyte. These artists focus on expressing the power, beauty and mystery of water, showing nature’s complex interrelationships. The exhibition is March 15-April 28. Reception is 3-6 p.m. April 8 in the Giustina Gallery. Learn more about It’s the Water, including viewing hours.

University Budget Conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a University Budget conversation from noon to 1 p.m. March 16 via Zoom. This week’s topic is “Capital and Internal Bank.” The first 15 minutes is spent on presentation of the topic, followed by discussion and Q&A. To join the webinar, visit For materials associated with this conversation, visit For questions, email [email protected]

Orange & Black Vocal Scholarship Concert: A night of choral music celebrating the arts at OSU, featuring OSU’s top choral ensembles, directed by Steven Zielke and Sandra Babb. 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Tickets $10 at the door (cash/check only). OSU students free with OSU ID. Online ticket sales expected to resume at 9 a.m. March 15 following resolution of a technical issue.

Corvallis Public Seed Library Pop-Up Vegetable Garden Plant Clinic: Benton County Master Gardeners will hold a pop-up plant clinic event at the Corvallis-Benton County Library's Public Seed Library 10 a.m.-1 p.m., March 18. Master Gardeners will help you plan your garden, select seeds right for you, and answer your vegetable garden growing questions. Learn more at

Students: Non-Profit & Public Service Fair: Join Community Engagement & Leadership and the Career Development Center for the Non-Profit and Public Service Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 11 in the MU Ballroom. There is no dress code for this event. Link to register and view agencies: Questions? Contact [email protected].

The Making of a Public Radio Show: A Conversation with the Team from Live Wire. Live Wire is a weekly radio variety program that features interviews with writers, musicians, activists, and other interesting folks, plus musical guests and comedy. The show is taped live in Portland once a month, then broadcast around the country, where it airs on 200 public radio stations. Live Wire’s host, Luke Burbank, and executive producer, Laura Hadden, share over 30 years of Public Radio experience between them. OSU Associate Professor Elena Passarello has served as Live Wire’s Announcer since 2018. The event is 7:30-9 p.m. April 25 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Reserve a seat. This event will also be broadcast live on KBVR FM 88.7 and on the KBVR-FM website.

RSVP for the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Celebration of Quality Teaching: Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served after a short program recognizing teaching awardees, and a presentation by Dwaine Plaza, recipient of the 2022 Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award. 4:30 p.m., May 4, MU Horizon Room 49. RSVP at

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Clayton Sodergren MF defense: Clayton Sodergren will present his capstone, titled: “Long-Term Effects of Fire Severity, Time Since Fire, and Topography on Douglas-Fir Canopy Complexity in the Western Cascades, Oregon, USA” at 10 a.m. March 17 on Zoom. Sodergren is earning his MF in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Lisa Ganio and David Bell. Contact the FES Department at [email protected] for the link or for accommodations for disabilities.

NEW! FYI Friday – Learning & Development Opportunities for OSU Faculty & Staff (FYI Friday Winter 2023): Are you seeking personal and professional development, but you’re not sure where to look? Join us to learn how to find and discover learning and development opportunities that are relevant to you. This Zoom session, 11 a.m. to noon March 17, will provide a tour of the Training Portal featured in, a demonstration of how to navigate LinkedIn Learning, and an overview of additional resources featured in UHR’s Learning & Development website. Registration required.

NEW! FST Farm 2 Fork Webinar: “Sustainability@Nestle.” Would you like to learn about sustainability goals in the world's largest, most diversified food and beverage company? Noon to 12:45 p.m. March 17. Register today.

NEW! College of Public Health & Human Sciences research seminars: Amy Handler, president and CEO, Planned Parenthood Southwestern Oregon, will speak from 1-2 p.m. March 17 on “The Future of Abortion Access in Oregon, Hallie Ford 115 and online at

NEW! FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: How do you approach a challenge? FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new monthly workshop presented by 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 to create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. View upcoming workshops and enroll here. A $40 fee covers materials. Seats are limited.

NEW! Register today for the Ecampus faculty forum: Take part in discussions about online teaching excellence and explore the changing landscape of online education by attending the Ecampus faculty forum this spring. This event includes sessions for everyone, from those who are curious about teaching online to seasoned online instructors and university leadership. Held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center and online via Zoom, this event includes preconference workshops on May 8 and interactive sessions on May 9. See the full agenda and register today.

Care Talks, Succeed at Work: Strategies for Working Couples: This webinar, to be held at 10 a.m. March 16, discusses how to successfully manage family and work responsibilities. We will cover the advantages/challenges of dual-earner relationships, how to develop a work/life plan and strategies for combining career and work. Register today.

Micah Schmidt, M.F. defense: Schmidt will present his project, “A case study on the utility of multiple, light to moderate intensity silvicultural treatments to accomplish forest management objectives in southwest Oregon, USA,” at 2 p.m. March 16 in 316 PFSC (seating is limited). Schmidt is earning his M.F. in sustainable forest management with Klaus Puettmann in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Contact the FERM Department at [email protected] for the Zoom link or for accommodations for disabilities.

HMSC research seminar: Robin Waples from the University of Washington will give a seminar titled “On the shoulders of giants: Under-appreciated studies in salmon biology with lasting influence,” at 3:30 p.m. March 16 at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium and online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195. Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology seminar series: “Effects of climate and phenology on plant species coexistence,” presented by Jeff Diez of University of Oregon Institute of Ecology and Evolution, 4 p.m. March 16, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP seminar website.

Corvallis Public Seed Library 'Growing a Vegetable Garden' Lecture: Benton County Master Gardener Emily Herb will speak from 6-7 p.m. March 16 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Meeting Room. Herb will discuss choosing good vegetable gardening spots, soil and fertilizer, use of compost, mulch and soil thermometers. Growing success starts with soil conditions including soil temperatures needed for different types of seeds to germinate. Learn more at Connect at [email protected].

PFLA event: Women Supporting Women: How to be an advocate and ally (presented by Ecampus Leadership). In celebration of Women's History Month, PFLA welcomes a panel of women leaders from OSU Ecampus to discuss their experiences. Join us for an open dialogue on supporting and advocating for women in the workplace, 2-3 p.m., March 16 via Zoom. For more information about the event and how to register, click here.

New Zealand: Sustainable Pastoral Landscapes - Faculty-led program info session: Join OSU faculty leaders Serkan Ates and Paul Dorres from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a four-credit, two-week program in New Zealand, Sept. 12-26. An information session will be held 3 p.m. March 17 in StAg 240 and via Zoom. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities events calendar and the Program Brochure and Application.

Provost’s Lecture featuring Laurie Santos: Join us for the second Provost’s Lecture of 2022-23, featuring Laurie Santos, psychologist, host of the podcast The Happiness Lab, and professor of psychology at Yale University. The virtual lecture will be held at 6 p.m. April 4 via Zoom. The Provost’s Lecture Series is a partnership of the Office of the Provost and the OSU Foundation which brings renowned thinkers, writers, scientists, artists and leaders to OSU to engage, challenge and inspire. Register here for the free virtual event.

Coaches Clinic on peak performance: Take your youth coaching game to its highest level with new skills and knowledge from OSU kinesiology faculty. Get the most from every athlete by offering a fun, safe and uplifting sporting experience. The College of Public Health and Human Sciences clinic takes place 6:30 p.m,, April 12, Hallie Ford Center. Registration required.

Flash Panel on AI: Good, Bad, But Could Get Ugly. Implications for Higher Ed. Panelists Julia Bradshaw, associate professor of photography and new media communications; Regan Gurung, professor and director of general psychology; Islam Al Musaly, instructor of new media communications; and Dan Faltesek, associate professor of new media communications, will consider such factors as personalized learning, bias and fairness, results reliability, accessibility, de-skilling concerns, and ethics and privacy. 4 p.m. April 5 via Zoom. Register for link to view.

2023 Alumni Fellows online celebration: OSU President Jayathi Murthy and OSU Alumni Association Executive Director John Valva will lead a conversation, 5:30 p.m. April 11, with 12 Beavers who are making positive change in Portland and bringing national attention to our state. Breakout rooms with the fellows will follow. Learn more and register. 

Getting hired in the semiconductor industry: Learn about 10,000-plus jobs you didn’t know existed. All students are invited to the Semiconductor Professional Development seminar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12,, Kelley 1001. Attendance is free but registration is required. Register on Handshake. There will be food and raffle prizes. Get tips on resume building and interviewing skills and network with industry leaders.  

Take Note

NEW! 35 years of service: Congratulations to Michael Penner, associate professor, for being honored for 35 years of service at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others who have reached this milestone by clicking on their name.

UPDATED! Have questions about creating accessible course materials? Join the OSU Digital Accessibility Community Microsoft Team. This team is a space to share resources and build community around digital accessibility and is supported by UIT-Academic Technologies, EOA, DAS, CTL and Ecampus. Share your questions or knowledge about accessibility in documents, images or video and get support from the community. Need help with MS Teams? Contact the Service Desk

End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store is holding an end of term sale through April 1; 75% off on selected Beaver gear while supplies last.

Center for Teaching and Learning "Are You IN(clusive)? READ, REFLECT, REFORM” Spring Book Club: The Read, Reflect, Reform book clubs use a blended format with two synchronous meetings (times set by the group, in person or remote) and asynchronous activities. Activities commence Spring Term 2023. You will receive free “Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom” (while supplies last). Register now. March 17 deadline.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program: Applications for the spring 2023 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. Direct questions to Director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, please complete the application form by March 17 

Recruiting Polar STEAM Fellows for broader impacts: Polar STEAM is recruiting NSF-funded researchers for collaborations with educators, artists and writers to develop broader impacts related to polar research. For 2023, researchers may be field based, conducting remote data monitoring, or a combination of both. Educators will be virtual. For future years, Polar STEAM will expand to include field deployments for educators, open applications to artists and writers and continue supporting virtual collaborations. Visit the Polar STEAM website and FAQ section to learn more and apply. Priority deadline for the 2023 field season is March 31.

2023 Faculty Innovator Award: Nominations are now being accepted for this award that honors an outstanding Oregon State University inventors who have made contributions leading to commercialization that significantly impacts their field and society. For details and the nomination form visit the OSU Advantage website: 2023 Faculty Innovator Award. The swardee will receive $5,000 prize and a desktop award, and the awardee’s department will also receive $5,000. The nomination deadline is April 14.

Beyond Benefits 1-minute survey: Have you used the Beyond Benefits EAP service? If so we are seeking your feedback in this 1-minute survey. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding the Beyond Benefits EAP program you would like addressed, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]. To take the survey click here.


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NEW! The Graduate School is hiring a full-time (1.0 FTE), Administrative Program Assistant to join our enrollment management team. This position will work through the full enrollment management life cycle, starting with applications for admission and continuing until degree or certificate are awarded. Numerous technical systems are used, extensive knowledge of policies is required, and communication with applicants, students and faculty is important. Posting #P04078CT. Closes April 2.

NEW! The Center for Teaching and Learning has an opening for the Assistant Director for Pedagogical Support and Development. The Assistant Director for Pedagogical Support and Development will provide faculty pedagogical support and consultation for the General Education (Gen Ed) curriculum and will evolve as the new Gen Ed curriculum is developed and implemented. This Center for Teaching & Learning position will collaborate with Academic Technologies, Ecampus and other units. This position reports directly to and receives direction from the Associate Vice Provost /Executive Director of the CTL. Posting #P06553UF. Closes April 15. 


“If you're always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou

Corvallis: Slight chance of showers and then mostly sunny, high of 50, low of 29. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 41, low of 21. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Slight chance of showers and then mostly sunny, high of 50, low of 33. Sunny tomorrow.

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