Just like their football team, Oregon State University dairy students say they have a winner with their Beaver Classic cheese.
Another study last year, based on a reconstruction of temperatures back 21,000 years, also showed that the climate’s sensitivity to a doubling of carbon dioxide concentrations was a median 2.3°C, less than the IPCC estimate. “If true it would be good news” for efforts to rein in climate change, lead author Andreas Schmittner at Oregon State University, says of his findings. (see also South China Morning Post, Sun Sentinel, Khaleej Times)
Students get back to nature (Gazette-Times)
Jona Engel, a 23-year-old senior in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, was one of six students in Steve Cook’s Geosciences 300 class, Sustainability for the Common Good, who spent several hours on Monday grubbing out weeds and planting willow cuttings on the site of a former lumber mill.
A first look at a never-before-seen whale (Pakistan Today)
Scott Baker, a marine biologist at Oregon State University and a co-author of the paper who has studied whales and dolphins for 30 years, saw his first live, open-ocean beaked whale just last month, in Samoa. The sighting lasted about 4 seconds before the animal dove — too brief to tell if it was a spade-toothed.
This term, a new student-led campaign at Oregon State University has been working to make everyone feel welcome and supported on campus.
Preventative health: A daily dose of zinc (Register-Guard)
For general health, the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University in Corvallis recommends taking a daily multivitamin supplement containing 100 percent of the daily values (DV) of most nutrients. Multivitamins generally will contain 15 milligrams per day of zinc. The body can’t maintain storages of this essential micronutrient on its own.
Corvallis celebrates president’s win (Gazette-Times)
At the Memorial Union at Oregon State University, students ate dinner in front of a large projection TV showing election coverage. Cory Gerlach, a junior in bioresource research, watched as he scrolled election apps on his iPad while Angus Kittelman, a graduate student in psychology, looked on. “This is the most important election of my lifetime,” Gerlach said. “The president is head of the party, (he) sets the agenda … I’m expecting to be satisfied.”
Root cellars extend fresh food (Bend Bulletin)
“My contention is ~ east of the Cascades, you’re in root cellar wonderland,” said Chris Bubl, agricultural extension agent at Oregon State University. “(Central Oregon) soil drains well and it’s very easy to take advantage of the insulating effect of burying something in the ground.”
Yamhill County leads the state in hazelnut acreage (News-Register)
Firestone said Oregon State University has been working on new varieties resistant to Eastern filbert blight, which poses a major threat to the industry. She said varieties have different qualities. She said Ennis trees produce a large, sweet and beautiful nut, but are highly susceptible to blight. She said Barcelona trees are hardier and produce a nut that’s perfect for roasting.
Bad news for salmon, streams warmer and lower (Register-Guard)
Researchers from Oregon State University, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey cited other research indicating climate change is behind the convergence, producing lower snowpacks in winter and earlier snowmelt in spring. (see also KTVB)
Lead author Ellen Smit, an epidemiologist at Oregon State University, said food insufficiency occurs when people report that they sometimes or often do not have enough food to eat. Food-insufficient older adults have been shown to have poor dietary intake, nutritional status and health status.
TAC Webinar: Blackboard Grade Center | Teaching Tactics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). This session covers the Blackboard grade center in depth for instructors who want to make use of Blackboard features to refine their grading strategies. Nov. 7, 10 to 10:50 a.m.. Register here: http://bit.ly/UmdIr1. For more information http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
NEW! Risky Business Week webinar: ‘Are you ready? Crisis Readiness on College Campuses,’ 11 a.m. to noon. Register for this free webinar here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/831490447 .
NEW! Risky Business Week display: University Housing and Dining, noon to 1 p.m., Safety Display Focusing on: ‘Housing and Dining; What We Can Do and What You Can Do.” Location: Main Foyer of West, Arnold, and McNary Dining Halls.
2012 Campbell Lecture: “What Public Health Has to Say About Improving Children’s Development,” presented by Margaret O’Brien Caughy. The lecture will take place Nov. 7, noon in room 115 of the Hallie Ford Center. Livestream:
OSU’s Africa Initiative: Join us this Wed., Nov. 7, noon to 12:50 p.m. in Heckart Lodge – 2nd Floor conference room for our first meeting of the academic year. Topics will include the People-to-People Projects with Gondar, Ethiopia; the Oregon-Gabon Transnational Research Center on Environment and Development; and Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS), Nigeria MOU. For more information, contact Julie Walkin at 541-737-6419.
Police operation: On Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7-8, from 1 to 4 p.m., Oregon State Police and the Department of Public Safety will conduct a saturation operation on Jefferson Street in front of the Kerr Administration Building, on Campus Way near the Memorial Union. They will be stopping bikes, cars and pedestrians who violate traffic laws.
Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Speaker Denise Lach, of OSU, will present “Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change in Complex Socio-ecological Systems” on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. in ALS 4000.
Water, People & Institutions Seminar Series: Speaker William Jaeger, of OSU’s Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, will present “Water scarcity in hydro‐economic models: Comparing Willamette Water 2100 and the Klamath” on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. in ALS 4000.
Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Nov. 7 – “Acoustic monitoring of marine megafauna,” David Mellinger CIMRS Bioacoustics Laboratory, HMSC, and Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU. http://www.bioacoustics.us/ 4 p.m., Nash Hall 032.
Reusable bag & logo contest informational meeting: The School of Design and Human Environment is partnering with the Corvallis Bring Your Bag Team to sponsor a reusable bag and logo design contest. To learn how to participate, attend an informational meeting on Nov. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Milam 123 or visit www.bringyourbagcoalition.com
Art reception: “Oregon Water Ways: The Rich Abundance from Streams to Ocean” is the latest display at Giustina Gallery in the La Sells Stewart Center. An art reception takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Nov. 7.
NEW! After Fukushima: At the Nov. 8 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Kathryn Higley, head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics, will discuss lessons learned from the Fukushima disaster in Japan. 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.
NEW! AFAPC general meeting: The Association of Faculty for the Advancement of People of Color (AFAPC) welcomes all faculty members to a general meeting on Nov. 8, noon to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., MU 208. AFAPC is an organization that strives to be a mutually supportive coalition of individuals committed to making OSU a more inclusive environment where people of color can better thrive and succeed personally and professionally.
NEW! Music a la Carte: Nov. 9 – Vanguard University Classical Guitar Ensemble, From Long Beach, Calif. Noon, MU Lounge.
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. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the functionality of the board and introduce ideas of how it might be effectively utilized in the classroom. Nov. 9, 2 to 2:50 p.m. Location: Location: SSC 136 (Student Success Center). Register here: http://bit.ly/UmgEUF. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/workshops.
NEW! Sushi class: Lane County Master Food Preservers will be offering a hands-on sushi making class on Friday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community of Church Christ, 1485 Gilham Road, Eugene. Cost of the class is $15 per person. Registration information is available at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/ under food preservation and baking classes.
NEW! Between the Cracks Forum Presents: Ellen Weller (saxophone) and Madelyn Byrne (composer/electronics). Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., from San Diego: The Art Center, 700 S.W. Madison Avenue. Students with ID free. $10 at the door $5 for Art Center Members. Supported by the OSU Department of Music.
TAC Webinar: Finding and Using Media: Teaching Tactics, with Steve Roberts (TAC) and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). In this session Steve and Jon explore the principles of instructional uses of media as well as methods for finding, assessing, and deploying assets in your courses. Nov. 8, 3 to 3:50 p.m.. Register here: http://bit.ly/UmeSme. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
TAC Webinar: Improving PowerPoint Design | Teaching Tactics, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). This webinar is designed to help instructors improve slide design/creation skills in order to better support teaching and learning. Nov. 8, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/Umei8e. For more information http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
2012 LL Stewart Scholars Lecture: “Raising the Bar: Professional Development for Oregon’s Parenting Educators,” presented by Stewart Faculty Scholars Awardee, Sally Bowman. Nov. 8, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Hallie E. Ford Center, room 115. Bowman is the core director of Parenting and Family Life in the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families.
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night: OSU Beaver Store invites all OSU Faculty & Staff to the annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night. Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Call 541-737-4323 with questions.
Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn about how to make your websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. Register on the Professional Development website. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Sessions offered on Nov. 8 and Dec. 10.
Spiritual Wellness Week Service Projects, Nov. 8-10: These projects are an opportunity for people from varied backgrounds and belief systems to engage in interfaith dialogue while serving others in our community. Choose from four different projects from Nov 8-10. The Spiritual Wellness Week service projects are being put on in collaboration by Spiritual Life @ OSU, Healthy Campus Initiatives, and the Center for Civic Engagement. For more information and to register see: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/spiritual-wellness-week-service-projects.
Veteran’s Day event: Friday’s Veteran’s Day commemoration will begin with an ROTC joint Air Force and Navy activity featuring Lt. Col Andrew Poorman as the keynote speaker at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Union Quad. This will also include a reading of the names of Oregon’s POW/MIAs, a 21-gun salute and a military flyover, weather permitting. A reception will follow inside the Memorial Union, Room 109.
Jen de-Vries Celebration of Life: Friends and colleagues are invited to gather in memory of Jen de-Vries at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, in the MU Lounge. Jen was the Associate Director for Business and Facility Operations with the Department of Recreational Sports, until she lost her battle with cancer on Sept. 16. Additional details are available at http://celebratejen.com
An Evening of Traditional Korean Dance: Fri., Nov. 9, LaSells Stewart, 7 p.m. As a kick-off to International Education Week (Nov. 12-16), Dankook University’s Dance Troupe will perform a series of traditional Korean dances with colorful costumes, music and backdrops. Free. For more information, view the poster or contact Julie Walkin at 541-737-6419.
Lectures and seminars
NEW! Contemplative Practices and Life Outcomes Brown Bag: Four OSU faculty (John Edwards, Winston McCullough, Sarina Saturn, and Michelle Ribeiro) will host a roundtable brown bag discussion focused on contemplative practices as found in a variety of different cultural traditions and research on the effects of such practices on a variety of life outcomes. Nov. 8, 1 to 2 p.m., Reed Lodge.
AOP Fall Conference: “The Art of Communication” presented by Frank Bernieri and Sarah Stebbins on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Willamette Room East Valley Library. This event is free to AOP members & $15 for non-members to join. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Charlene.Wilkinson@oregonstate.edu or Laurie.Leriche@oregonstate.edu.
Hatfield candidate talk: Marie Colton, candidate for the Director of the Hatfield Marine Science Center, will present an open forum discussing her vision for the Hatfield Marine Science Center and her experience on Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon at the HMSC Library Seminar room in Newport. The open forum is open to the public and will be streamed live at http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/video/live.html
How to Ace Your Medical School Interview (Part 2): Kevin Ahern, Senior Instructor of Biochemistry/Biophysics will present a workshop for students aimed at helping them to excel in their medical school interviews. The event will occur on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Weniger 116.
“Research to Commercialization” seminar series: The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute and OSU’s Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development are co-sponsors of a seminar series on the commercialization resources, networks and facilities available to transform innovative research at OSU into real-world products and services. All of the seminars are from noon to 1 p.m. Upcoming seminars are Nov. 16: Legal Aspects of Research Commercialization and Nov. 30: The Entrepreneur’s Role in Research Commercialization.
News for Employees
NEW! National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Service Project with Linn Benton Food Share: Nov. 12, 4:15-7:15 p.m. Volunteers will be working with Linn Benton Food Share to help repackage large food donations received in their Holiday Food Drive into smaller, family-sized portions for distribution at the Benton County Fair Grounds. Volunteers must meet in Snell 149 no later than 4:15 pm to check-in for this project. Space limited to 20 participants. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/hhproject.
NEW! Homestay families sought: Interested in sharing Thanksgiving with an international student? The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to share their Thanksgiving festivities with international students. Applications are currently available at https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/myuhds/form/mf/holidayhost. Hosting application deadline is Friday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. Hosts will be informed of student placement Monday, Nov. 19. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Joy Drive: OSU Childcare and Family Resources is looking for faculty and staff interested in sponsoring student families in need with gifts for the 2012 holiday season, and for student families who would live to receive presents this year. To participate, contact Arielle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy at email@example.com. Sponsors should indicate the size of the family they’d like to sponsor. Please respond before Nov. 14.
OSU Procurement and Contract Services (PACS) – Request for Customer Feedback: PaCS has extended the date for its online survey through Nov. 16. Please take a moment to provide feedback on your experience with PaCS. There are three survey links below, one for each section of PaCS. If you’ve worked with multiple sections, please fill out a survey for each section. Construction Contracting Survey Link , Contracts Survey Link, Procurement Survey Link.
Career services newsletter: The November edition is ready: http://www.scoop.it/t/november-2012-newsletter. Share with students.
Faculty senate: The Nov. 8 Faculty Senate agenda is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2012/1108/. Action Items include approval of the Apportionment Table and Candidate Slate, a Category I Proposal to Rename Air Force Studies to the Department of Aerospace Studies, and Proposed Revisions to the Post-Tenure Review Guidelines. Special Reports include an Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) Review Committee Update and Youth Program Safety Policies and Criminal History Checks. Additionally, Provost Randhawa and Budget and Fiscal Planning Director Bloomer will discuss the 2012-2013 budget.
Non-perishable food drive: Nov. 5-21. Boxes will be placed at the MU info desk, Library, Dixon, Kerr, Main Squeeze, EBGBs, Cascadia Market, and on-campus residence halls. All donations will go to Jackson Street Youth Shelter and Community Outreach. Most needed items include: Canned vegetables/meats/fruits dry, cereals, granola bars, peanut butter, Pop Tarts, pancake mix, cooking oil, individual drinks, and jelly. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/hha
Drive less: The City of Corvallis is providing additional incentives to use alternatives to the single occupancy vehicle in November. Track your transportation methods Nov. 5-16 using Drive Less Connect to win great prizes and explore your transportation options. Calendaring is easy, free and enters you to win gift cards to local businesses. There will be four drawings between Nov. 5 and Nov. 16 with multiple awards each time. For more information Nicholas.Snowhill@oregonstate.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 737-8390. Deadline for submission: Nov. 12.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
The TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Training Program is recruiting for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. To apply to posting, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/, click on “Search OSU Jobs” select Classified and then Office Specialist 2 Pool. The deadline to apply for this position is Nov. 9.
Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator – The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is seeking an Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator for its Construction Engineering program. Posting # 0009787. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 9.
Oregon State University Extension Service is seeking an Extension 4-H Program Coordinator located in La Grande, OR. This is a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0009846. Closes Nov. 9.
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Information Technology Consultant, competency level 2 position for the Extended Campus at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # 0009847. Closes Nov. 9.
The OSU Child Development Center is recruiting for one full-time Early Childhood Associate Teacher pool position. Posting #0009190. For full consideration please apply no later than Nov. 11.
Management Analyst 1 – The VP for Research Office/Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) invites applications for a full-time, 12 months, classified Management Analyst 1 position. Posting #0009870. Closes Nov. 11.
Faculty Research Assistant – The Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society is recruiting for a part-time .30 FTE position. Posting #0009823. Closes Nov. 12.
Cook 2 – University Housing & Dining Services invites application for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Cook 2 position. Posting #0009897. Closes Nov. 13.
Office Specialist 2. Full-time position in OSU’s Business Affairs/ID Center. Posting #0009892. Closes Nov. 14.
This recruitment is for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term Assistant Professor (Extension) position in Field Crops and Watershed Management and will be assigned to Malheur County. The appointment period is up to one year. This appointment will be reviewed for possible conversion to a fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Professor of Practice) position after the first year. This position is located in Ontario. Posting # 0009786. Closes Nov. 14.
The College of Business is seeking applicants for a F/T, 12-month professional faculty position of Director in the Close to the Customer (C2C) Program, Posting #0009891. Closes Nov. 15.
Human Resources Consultant 1 – University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0009885. Closes Nov. 30, 30, with full-consideration closing date of Nov. 16.
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.
Adaptive Technology Program Manager– Disability Access Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Adaptive Technology Program Manager position. Posting #0009841. Closes Nov. 18.
The Extended Campus invites applications for two full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term Student Success Counselor positions. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # 0009869 Closes Nov. 19.
The Josephine County 4-H Youth Development Program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, 4-H Program Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and Regional Administrator. This position is located in Grants Pass. Posting #0009893. Closes Nov. 20. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees ONLY.
The Division of Finance and Administration invites applicants for the Director of Shared Services position. The Director provides overall leadership and management for OSU’s shared services units, including the direction of business operations and strategic planning for Business Centers. Posting #0009865. Closes Nov. 21.
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, position for the Graduate School. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately (2 years) from the appointment begin date. The position will primarily provide programming support for the creation of graduate administrative software to be developed on the Salesforce platform. Posting # 0009906. Closes Nov. 22.
Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is recruiting for a full-time, Associate Dean of Healthy People. The Associate Dean will lead the division through a period of rapid enrollment growth, significant campus transition, and disruptive change in the way higher education is delivered. The anticipated start date for this position is the summer of 2013. Posting #0009794. Closes Nov. 30.
Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is recruiting for a full-time, tenure-track, Associate Professor faculty position. The individual in this position will develop and lead a hospitality management program to be offered at OSU-Cascades. Posting #0009798. Full consideration Nov. 30. Closes Feb. 15, 2013.
The OSU Foundation is seeking an Assistant Director, Information Technology Services (ITS). The ideal candidate for this position brings a comprehensive knowledge of programming techniques and protocols, relational databases, and data structures, values and understands the need for documentation at multiple level. Submit a cover letter, resume and the Foundation’s application to Patricia Kenney , Senior Director, Human Resources.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applications for one full-time, Temporary Psychologist or Counselor position. The preferred start date is Dec. 15 but can be negotiated to start no later than Jan. 3, 2013. A 40 hour work week is preferred with a minimum of 20 hour work week required. For the full announcement please go to http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/job-openings. Application materials can be submitted to email@example.com. This position is open until filled.
The Oregon State University Foundation is looking for a Gift Accounting Specialist. This position is responsible for performing all functions related to gift processing, including data entry, banking, and receipting. To be considered for this job opportunity, please send cover letter, resume and the Foundation’s application electronically to Fran Judy, Senior Human Resources Coordinator.
Traffic and Maintenance
Madison Ave: Due to storm sewer repair, Madison Ave., eastbound will be temporarily closed to traffic between 9th and 11th. On Street parking will also be temporarily closed. The City of Corvallis will have traffic control and signage in place to guide traffic. The shutdown will begin at 7: a.m. Nov. 7 and should end by 1 p.m.
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: No matter where you are on the political spectrum, we’re all having a bit of a post-election hangover. Today’s partly sunny skies should help shake it off, although temperatures will stay pretty brisk. Today’s high will be 55 with a low tonight of 37. Showers expected tomorrow.
Central Oregon: Showers are expected today with a high of 50 and a low tonight of 24 after the skies clear up. Tomorrow showers could turn to snow by evening.