Nutefall joins OSU Libraries

Jennifer Nutefall has accepted the position of associate university librarian for Innovative User Services at the Oregon State University Libraries. With over 11 years of experience in higher education librarianship, Nutefall brings to OSU her skills in leadership, supervision, outreach and collaboration. She was the Instruction Coordinator at George Washington University, Washington DC during the past 7 years. At OSU Libraries, Nutefall will have a major role in shaping the newly implemented public services reorganization consisting of two major departments – Research and Innovative Services and Instruction and User Services.

CPA scholarships announced

The Oregon Society of CPAs (OSCPA) has announced that the following students from Oregon State University received scholarships through The OSCPA Educational Foundation:
Derek J. Bailey – KPMG LLP Scholarship
Svetlana A. Evans – Nichols M. Cutting Scholarship and Talbot Korvola & Warwick LLP Scholarship
Ada Hoffman – Boldt Carlisle & Smith LLC Scholarship
Aaron D. Mock – Grove Mueller & Swank PC Scholarship
Jaclyn J. Ng – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Scholarship
Katlyn L. Smith – Koontz & Perdue PC Scholarship
Rachel A. Swanson – Grant Thornton LLP Scholarship

Genetic engineering lecture May 5

Ronald Herring, Professor of Government at Cornell University, will speak on “The Global Controversy over Genetic Engineering: What’s Science Got to Do with It?” at 7 p.m. May 5 in the LaSells Stewart Center’s Construction and Engineering Auditorium. Herring has served as the John S. Knight Professor of International Relations, Director of the Einaudi Center for International Studies, advisor to the State Department, UNEP, UNDP, World Bank and other international organizations, and most recently won the 2008 Dudley Seers Prize for his book Transgenics and the Poor.

Library employee named OLA Employee of the Year

At the recent annual conference of the Oregon Library Association, Susan R. Gilmont, a 30 year employee of the OSU Libraries received the 2009 OLA Employee of the Year. She has been very active in the OLA Support Staff Division currently serving as chair-elect. Gilmont is a Library Technician at the OSU’s Guin Library located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. She does a bit of everything –maintaining accurate records of the collection, identifying materials for digitization, supervising of high school student workers, and assisting users with reference questions.

Ecampus Spring Faculty Forum coming soon

Oregon State University Extended Campus (Ecampus) is gearing up to host their second annual Spring Faculty Forum to showcase current Ecampus instructors’ courses and provide opportunities to discuss personal experiences and best practices of online course development and innovative teaching methods.
All OSU faculty are invited to attend on May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on the OSU main campus.
The forum will feature concurrent sessions throughout the day emphasizing OSU’s immediate opportunities to reach distance learners through online courses and degree programs, as well as the stories of Ecampus instructors as they achieved online course success through their teaching experiences. Three Flip Video cameras will be raffled off throughout the day.
OSU faculty who plan to attend can register and must RSVP by May 6 at For more information, contact Dianna Fisher at or 541-737-8658.

What would Jesus really do?

May 4, the Hundere Endowment in Religion and Culture will be sponsoring a visit by Andrew Fiala, a professor at Cal State-Fresno, including an evening lecture, “What Would Jesus Really Do?,” which will draw on his critically-acclaimed book of the same title. The lecture is at 7 pm in Wenigar 151.

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