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June 14-18, 2010

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.


NEW! Melissa Cheyney, an assistant professor in OSU’s Department of Anthropology who is a medical anthropologist and licensed midwife, will discuss “‘The Politics and Science of Being Born: Location, Location, Location” in a Science Pub Corvallis presentation at 6 p.m. today at the Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. in downtown Corvallis.

NEW! Are you interested in being part of a Weight Watchers At Work group? Open House meetings will be held on Tuesday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Rooms 322 A/B of Student Health Services, Plageman Student Health Center. Meetings are not limited to OSU employees. Information: contact Kathi at 737-3106.

The June Science Pub Central Oregon takes place June 15 in Redmond. Lisbeth Goddik of OSU Food and Science Technology will speak on “The Cheese Stands Alone: The Science Behind Oregon’s Acclaimed Artisan Cheeses.” The event takes place at 5:30 p.m., at Coyote Ranch in Redmond. Information: 541-737-2351.

NEW! The OSUsed Store is open Wednesday June 16 from 12-3. All items are offered in a garage sale format with no advanced preview. Questions: contact surplus property at 541-737-7347 or visit the website at http://surplus.oregonstate.edu, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis.

Jerry McGuire, MU Assistant Director, will be retiring after 24 years of service to OSU. Join his co-workers at a retirement celebration from 2:30 to 5 p.m., June 18 in the MU Lounge.

The Department of Crop and Soil Science will be hosting a Thank You/Farewell Reception for three departing faculty members from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the LaSells Stewart Center. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. The departing faculty members are Jim Peterson, Oscar Riera-Lizarazu and Isabel Vales. While an RSVP is not required, it would be appreciated. Reply to Barb Reed at Barbara.J.Reed@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5854.

NEW! At 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, the River Gallery will host its annual spring celebration of poetry, music and art known as “Wild Writers Recite!” This year’s event will feature short readings by poets Carter McKenzie, Anita Sullivan, Chris Anderson of OSU, Donna Henderson, Jessica Lamb and Cecelia Hagen, with music performed by singer-songwriter Claudia Austin-Prevost. The River Gallery is located at 184 S. Main Street in Independence. A book-signing and open-mic reading will follow the featured performers. Admission and refreshments are free, though donations to support the work of the press will be welcomed.


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