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Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

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.

Family foundation pledges $1 million to create four-year university in Bend (OregonLive)

A Eugene-based family foundation has pledged $1 million to help expand the branch campus of Oregon State University in Bend into a four-year university, OSU president Ed Ray announced Wednesday afternoon. (see also OPB, Portland Business Journal, Gazette-Times)

Federal cash comes through for wave energy test site (Sustainable Business Oregon)

“Oregon has always been considered to be ahead of the curve in renewable energy innovation,” Schrader said. “The expansion of Oregon State University’s wave energy technology research furthers our tradition of blazing the trail to a secure energy future. (see also OPB, KPTV, Earth Techling)

Oregon State, tech firms drive Benton County’s success (KVAL)

Chamber of Commerce officials credit the tech industry and the kinds of dependable jobs created by Oregon State University.

OSU-Cascades adds public health grad course (KTVZ)

This fall Oregon State University – Cascades will offer its first graduate course in public health.  The course, Principles of Health Behavior, will apply towards OSU’s Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Fight over canola pits biofuels vs. organics (ABC News)

Specialty seed farmers grow vegetables not for the food but for their seeds. They’re shipped to farmers around the world, especially in Asia and Europe where there’s higher demand for foods that aren’t genetically modified. This region produces nearly all of the world’s European cabbage, Brussels sprouts, rutabaga and turnip seeds, according to a 2010 study by Oregon State University. (see also Modesto Bee, Sify)

$7,000 in copper wire stolen from OSU construction site (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State Police officers are investigating the theft of $7,000 in copper wire from a construction site at Oregon State University. The wire was part of a solar panel project at a new building going up on Southwest Campus Way near the bike trail, said State Police Lt. Steve Mitchell.

Hackers targeting big banks in US (Spokesman Review)

Dani Walter, 21, a media student at Oregon State University, said she was unable to access U.S. Bank via the Internet from about 8 a.m. until noon Wednesday.

Zombie bees popping up in Portland (NWCN)

Oregon State University assistant professor Dr. Ramesh Sagili is studying the parasitic fly, which is actually native to our area.

Can surimi fight fatty fried fish? (Global Food Mate)

Fried seafood with reduced fat? It’s not just a fish story. Researchers at Oregon State University have been working on a project that drastically reduces the fat content in fried seafood using fish protein found in surimi.

OSU dairy modifies its focus (Democrat-Herald)

The Dairy Center at Oregon State University now has 120 fewer cows — just one of several downsizing moves that the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences has undergone in the past few months.

Today

Triad meeting: Who are those new students on campus? At this week’s meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Noah Buckley, director of admissions, will describe the incoming class. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, Sept. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome and pay $11 for a catered lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

NEW! TAC Workshop: Getting to Know Hitachi StarBoards | Teaching Tactics, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC).  Learn the basics of how the Hitachi Starboard electronic whiteboard system works. Sept. 27, 3 to 3:50 p.m. Location: ILLC 250. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_day&year=2012&month=09&day=27&Itemid=1.  Visit the TAC page http://oregonstate.edu/tac/workshops for more information about TAC webinars.

Salmon Disease Laboratory Open House: Join us Sept. 27 from 3-5:30 p.m. to see what the facility has to offer and the diversity of research conducted. Tours at 3:30 and 4:30. Refreshments provided. Directions to the laboratory at
http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/SDL_directions

NEW! Women’s Center open house: The Women’s Center is holding an open house today from 4 to 6 p.m.

Book signing: Oregon State University Press, The Spring Creek Project, and Grass Roots Books & Music are pleased to present a reading, conversation, and book signing with Robert Michael Pyle and Jennifer Sahn to celebrate the publication of “The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion,” on Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., at the Old World Deli, 241 SW 2nd St.

Upcoming Events

NEW! TAC Webinar: Beyond Blackboard Basics | Teaching Tactics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). This session covers several useful features in Blackboard, including Adaptive release; Mark as reviewed; Performance dashboards; and more. Oct. 1, 3 to 3:50 p.m.. Register: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=64 .  Visit the TAC page http://oregonstate.edu/tac/workshops for more information.

Film screening: Two screenings of the American independent film “Must Come Down” will be shown at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. The screenings will be held at the Darkside Cinema. Jon Lewis, film professor at OSU, will introduce the film and moderate a question-and-answer session with the director. The screenings are free and open to public.

Harvest Party: A harvest party with music, cider pressing, garden tours and kids’ activities will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, in Corvallis. The free event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WORMS Youth Garden at Westside Community Church, 4000 S.W. Western Blvd. The public is invited to tour this community garden, where there will be produce for sale, a raffle for prizes, and many activities for children including a scavenger hunt and face painting.

Greek tragedy: Open auditions for the fall production of Sophocles’ tragedy, “Oedipus Rex,” will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, and Monday, Oct. 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the main stage in Withycombe Hall, 30th Street and Campus Way. The production calls for at least five adult males, two to three adult females, two younger girls and a large chorus.The play is scheduled for Nov. 8-10 and 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. For information, contact director George Caldwell, 541-737-4627 or george.caldwell@oregonstate.edu

Faculty art reception: The Oregon State University Art Faculty Exhibit invites the public to a closing reception at 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Fairbanks Gallery.

OWN Social: Join us for the 2012 OSU Women’s Network (OWN) Fall Social; Oct. 4, 4 to 5:30 pm, Memorial Union, Journey room. Dr. Marisa Chappell will speak on the topic of ‘Woman Suffrage and Women’s Citizenship.” Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Come reconnect with colleagues and friends and make new connections! All are welcome. To find out how you can support OWN, subscribe to our listserv or for information about OWN visit: oregonstate.edu/own/

Be Well Walk & Run: All are welcome to attend the Be Well 5k Walk & Run on Friday, Oct. 12, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the MU Quad. The run is a 5k (3.1 mi) distance while the walk is a 1 mile distance. The event is free and open to all of the OSU community. Check-in for the event is at 3 p.m. Registration will be available soon on our Be Well blog.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Deadline extended! CL@SE research symposium: The Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE) invites you to participate in its first Research Symposium to be held at the Valley Library Willamette Seminar Room on Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m. It will consist of a poster exhibit of current (or recent) studies that OSU faculty and/or community organizations are involved in regarding Latino/a issues. If you are interested in participating, please send a poster summary by Oct. 1 and bring your completed poster by 5 p.m. on Oct. 11. Submit any summaries or questions to: Daniel.Lopez-Cevallos@oregonstate.edu

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Special Seminar: Gary H. Perdew, Ph.D, Smith Professor of the Center for Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis, Penn State University, will present a seminar – “The Ah receptor plays an underlying role in inflammatory signaling” at noon, Sept. 28 in 4001 Ag Life Sciences .

Oregon Sea Grant student symposium: Oregon Sea Grant (OSG) invites the public to its inaugural Scholars Day Symposium to be held Oct. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Joyce Powell Leadership Center Journey Room. Attend for all or part of the afternoon. Join us for a panel discussion, a poster reception, and eight presentations by students currently or recently supported by OSG’s marine and coastal science programs. For agenda and information, visit seagrant.oregonstate.edu/education. Questions: seagrant.admin@oregonstate.edu

News for Employees

NEW! University Chorale needs singers: University Chorale is a conducting lab for graduate students in choral conducting and needs singers. This is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned choir for campus and community singers of all levels. It meets Tuesdays and Thursdays each term from 1 to 1:50 p.m. in Benton Hall 204. This term’s final concert will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 at Noon in the First Methodist Church. For more information, stop by Benton 204 today or Tuesday at 1 p.m., or contact Steven Zielke at szielke@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Accounts & Technologies Guides:  Information Services has developed Accounts & Technologies guides for new students and for new faculty and staff. These guides cover the essentials of OSU accounts, mobile device settings, computing resources, help and consulting resources, classroom technologies, and more. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/is/osu-accounts-technologies-guide to get started.

NEW! Mealbux for students: The OSU Human Services Resource Center is accepting applications for Mealbux, which is a subsidy given to students based on need, for a few supplemental meals on campus every term. Faculty and staff are encouraged to guide students to this resaource. For more information, go to www.oregonstate.edu/hsrc. You can also contact the HSRC Coordinator at clare.cady@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9127.

Conversations with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two Fall term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. Faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Sessions are Oct. 31 from 2:30-4 p.m. and Nov. 20 from 9: to 10:30 a.m. First come, first serve basis. To register: https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/ray/

Student childcare at Dixon: Our Little Village (OLV) Childcare is now open in Dixon Recreational Center. Any currently enrolled student may drop off their child or children ages six months to 10 years old for up to two hours a day, free of charge. Students must remain in Dixon Recreational Center while their child is being cared for. Hours: MTW, 2:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

RecSports: Recreation Services Desk Extended Hours: Summer memberships, annual memberships, and summer locker rentals will expire on Friday, Sept. 28. Fall membership and locker rental sales are available at the Recreation Services Desk, (541) 737-3736. The desk will have extended hours until Friday, Oct. 5 (M-R 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Interested in Payroll Deduction? Download the form from our website.

Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Fall 2012: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Fall 2012 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/rerf . Information contact: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-8390. Deadline for submission: Nov. 12.

Bike Commute Challenge: The 2012 edition of the statewide Bike Commute Challenge is underway! So far, OSU has tallied more than 4,000 miles biking to and from work. There’s still time to join the Challenge, and you only need to bike to work seven times in September to be eligible for discounts from local bike shops. Join your coworkers in this healthy and fun competition. More at http://oregonstate.edu/atac/#bcc

Research blog: OSU’s system for submitting funding proposals has been completely transformed. Make sure you know about the Cayuse electronic system – see The Spin on Research

Jobs

To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:

The University Honors College invites applications for the position of Associate Dean. The role of the Associate Dean is to help provide innovative, pro-active leadership for the University Honors College. Appointment will be made from within the ranks of current OSU tenured or tenure-track faculty. This is a 12-month, .5 FTE fixed term professional faculty appointment. Posting # 0009640. Closing date is Oct. 31.

The College of Science Administration department invites applications for an Health Professions Advisor position. This is a 1.00FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #0009658. Closes Sept. 27.

The Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Instructional Designer position. The Instructional Designer writes copy for web pages, develops stories and crafts newsletters about how our courses and programs have positively impacted students and communities. Posting number #0009666 Closes Sept. 30.

Office Specialist II, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. Major duties include website management, event planning, and newsletter & publication preparation. Posting # 0009669. Closes Oct. 1

University Housing & Dining Services is seeking qualified applicants for a Resident Director, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position for the current academic year. Posting # 0008497. Closes Oct. 1.

Internal candidates only: This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Education Program Assistant 2 position for Oregon’s 4-H Youth Development Program at OSU. This position will be located in Roseburg. Posting # 0009673. Closes Oct. 1.

The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric  Business Center invites applications for a Human Resources Consultant 2. This is a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0009713. Closes Oct. 5.

Full-time Accountant 1 position in OSU’s Business Affairs/Office of Post Award Administration Office. Posting #0009716. Closes Oct. 8.

The Research Office invites applications for two full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator positions. The IRB Coordinator will assist the IRB Administrator in managing the privileged and confidential institutional review and approval process of proposed research activities involving human subjects to protect their safety, rights, and welfare. Posting # 0009690. Closes Oct. 15.

Chief Startup Officer. The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) seeks an individual with executive experience in at least two startup companies to facilitate the development and growth of new companies based on OSU research. Posting# 0009709. Closes Oct. 22.

The OSU Alumni Association is seeking an experienced alumni professional to develop, lead and manage regional volunteer networks. The successful candidate will work with volunteers to develop programs to engage alumni within high-priority lifecycles: recent grads, families and mature alumni. This position will primarily develop and implement programs in California – home to more than 16,000 OSU alumni. www.osualum.com/jobs

INTO OSU has an immediate need for an IT Manager. This technical position is responsible for managing the integration of OSU academic systems to meet the needs of INTO OSU. The IT Manager is required to pro-actively manage and take ownership of assigned systems issues and development projects involving the student information system and related systems. For a complete job description and additional details, please email Rhonda Maillard at rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu.

Traffic and Maintenance

Campus-wide: To accommodate the 2012 Engineers Without Borders Run for Running Water – 5K Run/Walk, various roadways will be temporarily impacted on campus. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The race begins at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 and should end by 1 p.m.

Win a parking permit: Car in the jar is back! Stop by the Transit & Parking Services office located at 100 Adams Hall to guess how many cars are in the jar to win an annual parking permit for the 2012-2013 year.

30th Street: Due to a sanitary sewer pipeline replacement project, 30th Street between Jackson and Johnson Avenues will be down to one lane, bi-directional traffic, at various times through the week. Flaggers will be on hand during any lane closures. Wednesday and Thursday will involve repaving, during which time the likelihood of closures is higher.

Jefferson: Due to the installation of new underground utilities, Jefferson St. from 35th to 26th St. will experience intermittent congestion and delays up to 20 minutes. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The shutdown will end by 4 p.m. Sept. 28.

Weather

Corvallis: Forget what the calendar says. Today we’re back to summer. The high will be 83 with an overnight low of 45.

Central Oregon: More sunshine is in store today with a high of 79. Patchy smoke will hover toward evening as temperatures dip to 50.

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