Snapshots May 28

Logendran named fellow with the Institute of Industrial Engineers

R. Logen Logendran, professor and graduate program chair of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at OSU, has been named a fellow with the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) professional association. Logendran will be honored at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo May 31 in Miami. The award recognizes outstanding leaders of the industrial engineering profession who have made significant contributions to the industrial engineering field. Logendran is known for his significant research contributions in two specific areas within manufacturing systems — design of cellular manufacturing and group scheduling.
In 1996, he received the Most Favorite Teacher of the Year award by the IIE student chapter at Oregon State University.

Pharmacy alum from Cameroon gives lecture at OSU

During the College of Pharmacy Graduation Recognition Ceremony on June 12, the College is bestowing the Noel Flynn Alumni Excellence Award to Nkwenti Davidson Achu, Class of 1982. Nkwenti lives and practices in his native county of Cameroon, West Africa where he owns his own pharmacy, is president of the Cameroon Pharmaceutical Society, is assisting in the development of the first college of pharmacy in Cameroon, and is active in international Diabetes Education and Prevention initiatives.
Nkwenti will present a lecture to the campus community at 3 p.m., June 11 about pharmacy practice and medical care in Cameroon, followed by a reception with College of Pharmacy faculty and students. The public is welcome to attend his lecture.

Local printmaker holds artist reception in MU Concourse

Half a century making a living as a fine and graphic artist, Earl Newman has created many masterful series of hand silk screened posters. A number of these, along with drawings and tools of the trade will be displayed in a one-person exhibit at Oregon State University’s Memorial Union Concourse Gallery. The solo exhibit entitled “Earl Newman: 50 Years of Printmaking” opened May 20 and runs through the end of August. Newman will come to campus May 28 for a gallery talk and artist reception in the Memorial Union Concourse at 5 p.m.

Sunderland named emeritus for work in agricultural education

Paul Sunderland has been granted the title Associate Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Education and General Agriculture by OSU President Ed Ray. The title assures Sunderland of life membership on the university faculty with associated rights and privileges. The title went into effect March 31.

OSU Women’s Choir tour ends with Corvallis performance

Bella Voce, the Oregon State University women’s choir, directed by Dr. Tina Bull, embarked on a tour earlier this month, performing three concerts at schools in the greater Portland area, heading north to Seattle. They are returning to perform a May 29 concert in Corvallis. The Corvallis concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Road. Admission is $5 at the door. OSU students will be admitted for free.

Oregon Sea Grant wins numerous design and communication awards

Oregon Sea Grant has won four awards–two Platinums, a Gold, and an Honorable Mention–in the international Hermes Creative Awards 2009 competition.
On the Lookout for Aquatic Invaders won a Platinum in the Design/Publication Overall category; Boats of the Oregon Coast was awarded Platinum for Publications/Handbook; Oregon Sea Grant Program Report 2007 earned a Gold for Video/Internal Communication; and Oregon Sea Grant Publications & Videos 2008 received an Honorable Mention in Publications/Catalog.

Forest management candidates give presentations May 28

The two College of Forestry finalists for the N.B. and Jacqueline Giustina Professor of Forest Management will present their visions for disciplinary leadership in teaching, research and outreach for sustainable management of planted forests on May 28. Doug Maguire will hold his presentation at 9 p.m., and Claire Montgomery will hold hers at 11 a.m., both in Richardson Hall, room 107. Receptions will follow.
Candidates’ resumes available at

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