According to scientists from Oregon State University, more than 40 percent of older breast cancer survivors don’t get enough exercise after leaving their treatment program. (see also EMax Health, Malaysian Insider)
OSU, growers use creative methods to keep agents on the ground (Capital Press)
With one field crop extension agent serving the Willamette Valley, administrators at Oregon State University are quick to acknowledge glaring gaps in the services they provide to growers. But with their budget sliced 30 percent in the past 10 years, College of Agricultural Science leaders said filling those gaps is easier said than done.
My life as a bush dentist (Gazette-Times)
Many people in Corvallis know him as a photographer who shot sports for many years for Oregon State University and who is now the associate editor for photography of The Oregon Stater, the university’s alumni magazine. His freelance work has taken him all over the world, photographing ranchers in Montana, wildlife in Africa and active-duty troops in Kosovo.
Juan Andrade, Jr., president of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, will be speaking tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom at Oregon State University.
“This proposal looks like a cookie cutter,” said Rick Spinrad, vice president for research at Oregon State University. “There are unique attributes in this town.”
Pesticide stewardship partnerships working (Capital Press)
With the help of federal and state agencies and Oregon State University, the Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers Association started surveying pest management practices, Nakamura said Oct. 4.
Specialty crops grants awarded (Capital Press)
Food-safety projects awarded include $42,000 to the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission to expand berry grower food-safety training and $90,000 to Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center to strengthen food-safety management systems for specialty crop production.
Summing up the find in Historical Biology, a professor emeritus from Oregon State University said “this juvenile spider was going to make a meal out of a tiny parasitic wasp, but never quite got to it.” (see also CBS, Global Post, LA Times)
“Invasive lionfish pose a clear and present threat to coastal marine ecosystems and fisheries of the tropical Western Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico,” said Mark Hixon, Ph.D., a prominent coral reef ecologist of Oregon State University. ”This new guide is a comprehensive compendium of up-to-date information for understanding and effectively addressing this worst of marine invasions.”
Researcher recommends mixing herbicide strategies (Capital Press)
Oregon State University weed science professor Carol Mallory-Smith said the spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds gets overblown in the media as an unstoppable superweed.
Newport to hold tsunami drill Oct. 11 (Salem News)
Growing awareness of the potential dangers of a major earthquake and tsunami has prompted Oregon State University and community leaders in the coastal town of Newport to expand the scope of their annual tsunami evacuation drill. (see also Statesman Journal)
‘Moon tree’ to be recognized at OSU (Democrat-Herald)
The “moon tree,” a Douglas-fir grown from seeds that in 1971 orbited the moon on Apollo 14, will be celebrated in a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Oregon State University.
Oregon Trail Interpretive Center ’rounding up the wagons’ (Clackamas Print)
The heritage garden is a small gem and reflects the kinds of flowers, herbs, and vegetables that the pioneers would have planted for beauty and self-sufficiency. The garden is fairly small, has a compost pile, and is maintained by Oregon State University Master Gardeners. The OSU Master Gardners collect the seeds at the end of the year to replant the garden, then sell in the information center.
State of the University
State of the University: President Ed Ray will present his State of the University Address titled ‘Seeing the Landscape,’ during the Thursday, Oct. 11 Faculty Senate Meeting in the LaSells Stewart Center, beginning at 3 p.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. The meeting also will be webcast at http://live.oregonstate.edu/
Library workshops: The OSU Libraries Fall 2012 Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series kicks off on Oct. 10-11 with basic and more advanced sessions on using EndNote and Zotero, both great citation manger tools. Register for these sessions and many more: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Oct. 10, 2 to 2:50 p.m. Location: SSC136. Please register for this workshop http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=652. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/workshops.
Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit our website: http://surplus.oregonstate.edu/public/osused.
Lunch and Learn: Taking Leave at OSU, Wednesday, Oct. 10, noon to 1 p.m., MU 211. Joining us will be Kyla Mangini, FMLA Consultant, Human Resources and Marty Fisk, Associate Dean, Graduate School. We’ll be discussing the “ins and outs” of how a leave of absence can be pursued here at OSU – either for a student or a member of the faculty or staff.
OSU Moon Tree Dedication: Join the Oregon NASA Space Grant and the OSU College of Forestry for the Moon Tree Dedication at 2 p.m., Oct. 10, at Peavy Hall to celebrate astronaut and Oregon smoke jumper Stuart Roosa and the Apollo 14 Lunar Mission. For more information: http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/osu-moon-tree-dedication.
Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Speaker Brad St. Clair of USFS will present “Adaptation of Forest Trees to Climate Change” on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. in ALS 4000.
Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Collection Tour: Learn about the Nobel Prize winning chemist and activist Pauling through a tour of his personal papers in the OSU Library. Oct. 10, 3 p.m., in the Special Collections and Archives reading room. (5th floor of the Library)
Water, People & Institutions Seminar Series: Speaker Ed Weber of OSU’s School of Public Policy will present “Beyond the Foundation: Achieving Robust Durability in Watershed Collaboratives” on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in ALS 4000.
Chicana artist reception: “Del Corazón: By Heart,” an art exhibit by Corvallis painter Analee Fuentes, whose work reflects her Latina cultural identity. Opening reception for Fuentes, part of OSU’s Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement’s inaugural week, will be held 4:30-6 p.m., Oct. 10, at OSU’s Fairbanks Gallery. Exhibit will be displayed Oct. 8-31. Info: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/content/highlights
“Dialogues on Diversity:” Come learn and discuss how diversity issues intersect with other parts of our identity. Each term CAPS will host a dialogue on a particular diversity marker (gender, class, and ability). Come be a part of the dialogue or observe others Oct. 10 from 5 :30 to 7p.m. in MU 206.
NEW! Professional Development Workshop: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association offers Karin Magnuson presenting “Tend your Garden – Grow Your Possibilities”. We can get caught up with working hard & meeting everyone’s expectations we forget to take the time to stop, breathe, and reflect on what our efforts mean. Nov. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. Visit: http://people.oregonstate.edu/groups/pfla/ for more information.
NEW! Music à la Carte: Popular Russian duo “White Fort,” (aka “The Two Siberians,”) is comprised of Yuriy Matveyev, guitar, and Artyom Yakushenko, violin, who both originally hail from Irkutsk, Siberia. They will perform at noon, Oct. 12, in the Memorial Union Lounge. Admission is free.
NEW! UpBeat Cafe: The monthly Paths to Happiness workshop, led by OSU’s Winston McCullough, takes place Oct. 13, in Dennis Hall, corner of 9th and Monroe. There is Meditation from 11:30-noon, Yoga from noon-1:30, and the workshop from 2:30-5:30 p.m. The theme this month is “Virtue”. In the evening is the Upbeat Café. The evening starts with a dinner, accompanied by a live band, followed by a brief presentation by McCullough. For more information, go to www.upbeatcafe.org
Research Office New Faculty Orientation: New faculty are invited to come Oct. 11, to hear an overview of services that support faculty success in research such as navigating rules and regulations, successes in funding and more. Includes a panel discussion on working with Federal agencies. Breakfast and lunch provided. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php For more information: 541-737-3467.
‘Ethnic Notions’ documentary: A documentary on prejudice and stereotypes will be screened on Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m., in the MU Journey Room. Ethnic Notions is Marlon Riggs’ Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Requests for accommodations related to disability: email@example.com: or calling 541-737-0715.
Design Psychology Workshops: Toby Israel will present three workshops on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Milam Hall 215: 9 to 10:30 a.m.: Matching People and Place through Design Psychology; noon to 1:30 p.m.: Using Design Psychology to Create Ideal Place; 3:30 to 5 p.m.: Oasis: Healing by Design Psychology. Free. Questions: Contact School of Design and Human Environment (541-737-3796).
Trees on campus: At the Oct. 11 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Joe Majeski of Facilities Services will discuss the care of trees on campus. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.
TAC Webinar: Collaboration in Blackboard Teaching Tactics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Learn about wikis, blogs, journals and discussion forums in Blackboard. Oct 11, 2: to 2:50 p.m.. Please register for this webinar http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=653. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
Faculty senate: The Oct. 11 Faculty Senate agenda is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2012/1011/. Agenda items include: consideration of two Category I proposals and revisions to the Baccalaureate Core Perspectives Category; discussion of proposed revisions to the Post-Tenure Review Guidelines and three eSET topics; and President Ray will present his State of the University Address titled ‘Seeing the Landscape.’ 3 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. All Faculty Senate meetings are webcast at http://live.oregonstate.edu/.
Sopranos actor visits OSU: Joe Pantoliano will speak about the stigma of mental health and screen segments of his documentary “No Kidding, Me 2!!” on Oct. 11, 7 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets not required but seating is limited. DVD and books will be available for purchase.
Readers Theatre: The Majestic Theatre presents a staged reading of Wendy Wasserstein’s political play An American Daughter Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by political incidents during the Clinton administration, this play is especially important in this heated presidential season. OSU faculty and students will be appearing. This is a free event.
How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research: Kevin Ahern, director for Undergraduate Research will present a workshop for students aimed at getting started with undergraduate research. Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium.
Global Opportunities Fair: Friday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., MU Ballroom. International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) organizes this annual fair to showcase the education abroad opportunities available to OSU students.
Beaver Strides Online Registration and Kickoff Open House: Fall term Beaver Strides online registration is happening now. http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/beaverstrides . The Beaver Strides Kickoff Open House takes place Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.in Plageman 322. Register ahead of time and pick up your free pedometers, tracking booklets and be entered to win prizes. Beaver Strides is a free physical activity program that encourages our participants to “step it up.”
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.
Local author reading: “Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6,” a reading by Susan Jackson Rodgers, will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library on the OSU campus. Rodgers is the author of two books of stories: “Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6” (2012) and “The Trouble With You Is” (2004). Info: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/wlf/
Lectures and seminars
NEW! College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Peggy Cherng, co-founder of Panda Express will present “Projecting Passion: Inspiring the Panda Culture” on Oct. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium. Peggy Cherng, an OSU alumna, will share how a small business grew into a global company and created a culture of its own. Free. For more information: 541-713-8044 or business.oregonstate.edu/about/ddls
NEW! Interview seminar: How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions. Want to feel more prepared? Increase your confidence and effectiveness by learning how to answer difficult interview questions! Nancy Hawkins from Trimble Navigation Limited will present on Thursday Oct. 18 in Kidder Hall, Room 202 from 11 a.m. to noon.
NEW! How to Search & Secure an Internship in 4 Steps: This workshop will help you learn how to develop strategies and techniques to enhance your internship search. Andy Frey and Marian Moore will present on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in Kidder Hall room 202. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
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. For a full list of CL@SE inaugural week events, go to: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/content/highlights
Tribal archives discussion: The OSU Library Faculty Association’s 2012/2013 Library Faculty Seminar Series will begin on Oct. 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Moving from Institute to Network: Reflections on the Oregon Tribal Archives Institute chronicles a two-year project including the culminating event, the OSU-hosted Oregon Tribal Archives Institute held in August. The presentation will take place in the Willamette Industries Seminar Rooms on the third floor of the Valley Library (VL 3622): For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tsunami seminar: Professor Harry Yeh will discuss the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami in Fukushima on Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m. in Kearney Hall, Room 112. Yeh will discuss the ecological impacts by tsunami and the persistent effects in the environment due particularly to the absence of human influence in the area, as well as the performance of coastal protective structures, primarily seawalls. Based on our analysis, a failure-resistant seawall design is proposed.
Speech Communication Colloquium: Gerald Voorhees will present “The Sportification of Games: Neoliberalism, Masculinity and the Erasure of Play” on Friday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Shepard Hall 106. This research examines the cultural implications of the refiguration of digital games as sports.
Personal Branding: Kathrine Giacchino, Rubicon Educational Foundation & Pinky Gonzales, Founder of Upriver Solutions will present on personal branding and how it impacts future career opportunities. They will speak on Wednesday Oct. 17 from noon to 1:50 p.m. in Kidder Hall – Room 278.
News for Employees
NEW! TIAA-CREF counseling sessions: To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Financial Counselor for Nov. 6-8, call (800) 732-8353 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., or schedule online, https://publictools.tiaa-cref.org/tools/appmanager/toolsportal/desktop?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=advice_and_counseling_page .
Staff/Faculty Child Care Subsidy: Friday, Oct. 12, noon is the deadline for application
The child care subsidy for staff and faculty is made possible through an endowment at the OSU Foundation and the volunteer work of the Friend Raisers, who oversee the subsidy program. It is a need-based subsidy created to help augment the high cost of child care. Visit our website or drop by our office for application materials: http://oregonstate.edu/childcare/home
Student Affairs quarterly newsletter, OSU Perspective now available on line: http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/assessment-osu-perspective Volume 10 (1), September, 2012 Contents: National Survey of Student Engagement Slated for Winter, 2013, at OSU, Access at OSU, Introducing New Research, Evaluation, and Planning GA, Creating a Culture of Inquiry in Student Affairs, Promoting Healthy Minds, Hearts, and Lives.
Career Services October 2012 Newsletter: Take a look at up-coming events, seminars, and resources sponsored by OSU Career Services: http://www.scoop.it/t/october-2012-newsletter
General Research Fund (GRF) Fall 2012: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Fall 2012 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Complete program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com or (541) 737-8390. Deadline for submission: Oct. 15.
NIH – Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent. The NIH – Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Letter of intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/NIH-DEI-DP5. Information: Debbie Delmore firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to Research Office, Incentive Programs: Oct. 15.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
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.
This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 10 hours per week), Education Program Assistant 1 for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH), at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately (1 year, with the possibility of up to 2 years) from the appointment begin date. This position will be located in the Marion County Extension office in Salem. Posting # 0009747 Closes Oct. 17.
Printing & Mailing Services is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Assistant-Pre-Press/Graphic Design Customer Representative, full-time 1.0 FTE position. Posting #0009731. Closes Oct. 17.
The Clackamas County Extension Office in Oregon City invites applicants to apply for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. The position provides Tree School clerical and registration support, registration processes for Small Farms School and other Extension educational activities. This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon. Posting # 0009778 to apply. Closes Oct. 18.
Program Representative 2 – The Office of Sponsored Programs invites applications for two (2) full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Representative 2 positions (working title is Assistant Grant and Contract Officer). Posting #0009763. Closes Oct. 19.
University Housing & Dining Services Residential Education Unit is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Specialist, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0009740. Closes Oct. 19.
The Office of Business Affairs/Office of Post Award Administration Office invites applications for an Office Specialist 2. Posting #0009782. Closes Oct. 19.
The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) invites applications for a full-time, 12 months, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0009777. Closes Oct. 22.
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.
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Department of Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC). EESC is the educational media support unit for the OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. Posting # 0009779. Closes Oct. 24.
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 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 # 0009737. Closes Nov. 16.
INTO OSU invites applications for an Executive Assistant to provide support to the OSU Academic Programs, International Admissions Directors, and Center Director. For immediate consideration, please contact HR Manager, Rhonda Maillard at email@example.com or 541-737-8899. Position open until filled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traffic and Maintenance
ALS: Due to the failing booster pumping station all industrial & domestic water in Ag Life Sciences, will be temporarily shut down. This will affect all active lab work involving the use of water, chemicals or other hazardous substances, fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets, or other laboratory equipment must be discontinued for the duration of the shutdown for the health and safety of the building occupants. All restrooms and domestic water will be turned off including drinking fountains, lab sinks, emergency eyewash and shower units. The shutdown will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 and should end by 7 a.m. Oct. 12.
Jefferson Way: Due to the Power Grid Upgrade Project, Jefferson Way between 26th & 30th Street will experience congestion, delays, parking closure & one way traffic. Exceptions will be made for service deliveries, emergency vehicles & limited public traffic. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The east bound lane will remain open, only the west bound lane & parking will be closed. Oct. 8, close the first 8 parking spaces on Jefferson & 30th. Oct. 15, extend the closure to Sackett Way. Oct. 22, extend the closure to 26th.
Gilbert Addition: Due to renovations, restrooms 2 and 3 in Gilbert Addition will be temporarily shut down. Building water will need to be shut off temporarily for short periods of time but this will only be done after hours. This closure should end by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.
Dearborn: Due to renovations, rooms 106A and the adjoining room 107 in Dearborn Hall are going to be renovated to create two new ADA restrooms. Room 0001A will be used by the contractor to install new plumbing for the restrooms. Building water will need to be shut off temporarily for short periods of time but this will only be done after hours. Demolition will occur Oct. 3 and there will be noise throughout the day. The room closures will end by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.
Corvallis: While the leaves are almost reluctantly starting to change color, it’s the weather that’s going to see the biggest change, as we wish this long stretch of sunshine goodbye. Today and tomorrow we’ll see sunny skies with highs around 73, but by Friday, rain will be in the forecast, and it’s not going away any time soon. Lows tonight around 42.
Central Oregon: Today will be sunny with a high of 70 and a low tonight of 39. Tomorrow will be more of the same.