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Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

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.

‘Physical activity is critical to academic life and success’ (KVAL)

OSU Professor Brad Cardinal is the co-director of the Sport and Exercise Psychology Program and is the lead author of the study. (see also Springfield News-Leader)

OSU set to beef up student conduct office to deal with off-campus issues (Register Guard)

Oregon State University is working on a plan to beef up its student conduct monitoring to deal with off-campus behavior. (see also Gazette-Times)

OSU ramps up business development (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University officials on Wednesday unveiled a new program that aims to boost the state’s economy by forging stronger ties between business and academia.

Grad assistants are employees, state rules (Gazette-Times)

A state agency has paved the way for efforts to unionize additional graduate student workers at Oregon State University. The Oregon Employment Relations Board ruled on Friday that all graduate research assistants at OSU qualify as public employees under the law and therefore have the right to union representation.

Blueberry growers could team with wild bees (Fresh Plaza)

Oregon State University researchers will determine if bordering fields with vegetation that blooms from early spring to late fall will attract bumblebees and other native bees searching for pollen for food. The scientists hope that while the bees are at work, they’ll pollinate the nearby blueberry flowers, which only blossom for a short time in the spring.

Photos aid peninsula marine life study (Otago Daily Times)

Oregon State University research associate Nick Tufillaro, in Dunedin as part of a visit to the University of Otago, is part of a team of researchers who are using the images to examine marine ecosystems.

Today

Webinar: TAC.FM, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC) & Stevon Roberts (TAC/CTL). Drop in on our Friday morning TAC Technology webinars. Each week we will take a look at technologies of interest to teaching faculty at OSU. Check out our program offerings, topics and show notes at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/tacfm. Fri. Jan. 11, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMBhN

Snowpack seminar: Friday, Jan. 11, 12-1 p.m., Kidder 202 and via streaming: http://live.oregonstate.edu “Mountain Snowpack and Vegetation: Implications of Disturbance,” a talk by Anne Nolin, professor, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Seminar sponsored by the Institute for Water and Watersheds and the Willamette Water 2100 Project.

PCOSW general meeting: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) welcomes all to a general meeting on Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. in MU 206. As a direct link to President Ray, PCOSW actively helps women on campus to succeed, creates awareness of women’s issues, and investigates and advocates against sexism and institutional sexism. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/pcosw/home

Last Supper Exhibit: The Last Supper: 500 Plates, a series of painted plates illustrating final meal requests of death row inmates in the United States by OSU associate professor of art Julie Green, will be exhibited in Corvallis through Feb. 16 at The Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave. An artist’s reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Green will give a brown bag talk at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Both events will be at The Arts Center.

Poetry reading: The School of Writing, Literature, and Film’s Literary Northwest Reading Series presents David Biespiel and Wendy Willis reading from their most recent poetry collections on Friday, Jan. 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library at Oregon State University. A book signing will follow. Free and open to the public.

Saturday

NEW! Recreational Sports Body Pump Event: Want to try the LesMills Body Pump program, but are new to weight lifting? Join us on Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Dixon Multipurpose Room 2 for an introductory class to the program. All fitness levels are welcome. The event is free for all RecSports members and students.

Between the Cracks Forum: Jane Rigler (flute) from Colorado. Performing new works for flute and electronics by women composers. Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., The Art Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave. Students with id free. $10 at the door, $5 for Art Center Members. Supported by the OSU Music Department.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Webinar: PowerPoint Multimedia I, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Learn the difference between linking and embedded audio and video in PowerPoint and how to improve the performance of your presentation playback. Mon. Jan. 14, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMG53

NEW! OSU Libraries Winter Grad Student and Faculty Workshop series: Publishing Your Research (Jan. 15), Preparing Your IRB Submission (Jan. 16), and Intro to Data Management (Jan. 17). Register for these sessions (and additional offerings) at http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions?  Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! RecSports Functional Tour: Join us for a 45-minute functional tour  of RecSports facilities Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 12:10 p.m. The tour includes the basics about building entry, equipment check-out, court reservations, cardio machines, weight machines, personal training services and more! Tours depart from the RecServices lobby, just inside of Dixon’s West Entry. Drop-in on a tour or RSVP here.

NEW! Faculty Chamber recital: L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) by Igor Stravinsky, narrated by Brad Townsend and conducted by Christopher Chapman. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., MU Lounge. Free

NEW! College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Jon DeVaan, Corporate Vice President, Windows Development, Microsoft will present “The Importance of Improving: The value of keeping an organization healthy, growing and competitive” on Jan. 16 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium. DeVaan, an OSU alumnus, will share what he has learned throughout his career about the value of innovation. For more information, call 541-737-1109 or business.oregonstate.edu/about/ddls

NEW! City of Corvallis’ Celebration for MLK Day: The Commission for MLK welcomes all to celebrate peace, nonviolence, and civility at the Majestic Theatre on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Larry Roper, OSU’s Vice Provost of Student Affairs, will speak and performances from Rainbow Dance Theatre,Fiesta Mexicana, 4-H Dance Club, and LBCC Chamber Choir are featured. Reception to follow. Free.

NEW! End-of-an-Era Celebration: After many years at the helm of Bing’s Café, Carol Lenz is moving to a part-time position at McNary Dining as a first step in her transition to retirement.  Please join us on Friday, Jan. 18, 2:30 to 4 p.m. at McNary Dining Center as we congratulate her and share stories of her unique customer service style.

Baccalaureate Core Review Workshop: Jan. 16, (1-3 p.m.) or Feb. 28 (2-4 p.m.) This is a how-to baccalaureate core assessment/category review workshop for those units/courses up for review in 2013 (Calendar: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/skills-calendar). Topics covered: the course review process, the updated Category Course Review Webform, guidance on what you can do this term and in upcoming terms to assess student learning in the Baccalaureate Core. Online registration: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/bacc-core-workshop-registration or contact Beverly Dirks at Beverly.Dirks@oregonstate.edu.

Science and Engineering Workshop: A free workshop, “Discovering the Scientist Within,” for 6th-8th grade girls will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at OSU. The workshop includes fun, hands-on activities, and the opportunity to meet successful woman engineers, research scientists, university professors, and OSU undergraduate and graduate students. To register: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/cosey/discovering-scientist-within. Info: 541-737-6422. Registration is limited to the first 85 girls.

Lectures and seminars

Monday Morning Meetings: Geoff Petts, senior editor of Regulated Rivers: Research & Management and the vice-chancellor of the University of Westminster in London will present the seminar, “Managing Environmental Flows in a Future of Hydrological Instability,” at 9 a.m. Jan. 14 in room 32 of Nash Hall. This is the first of the 2013 Monday Morning Meetings series.

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty Interationalization grants: The Division of International Programs is pleased to announce the launch of the Faculty Internationalization Grants, a re-designed and expanded version of the IP Faculty Grants.Grants of up to $2,500 are available to OSU faculty to help promote international research, partnership, and collaboration.

NEW! Beaver Strides: Sign up for Beaver Strides now through Friday, Jan. 25. Register online for this FREE walking program for all OSU students, faculty and staff. Attention PEBB members: Beaver Strides qualifies as a HEM activity! http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/beaverstrides

Campaign for OSU: OSU’s campaign finished strong in 2012 with $19.9 million in gifts in December, bringing the total to $887.9 million toward the $1 billion goal. Learn more here: http://campaignforosu.org/campaignupdate/2012/dec/

Faculty development: Applications for the L.L. Steward Faculty Development Fund provide faculty members with grants of up to $2,200 for professional development activities that have a clear connection to the enhancement of teaching and student learning at OSU. Beginning this year, up to two grants for $4,000 may also be considered for exceptionally compelling and well-written proposals. Academic advising-related proposals are welcome. Applications/guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/funds /application/llstewart/index.html. Information, Jeanna Towns at jeanna.towns@oregonstate.edu

Calling all female-identified artists: The 2013 OSU Women’s Center Art Exhibit will be featured in the Memorial Union Concourse Feb. 4 to March 7. Please consider displaying your art at the exhibit. Please write to womenscenter@oregonstate.edu to let us know when you would like to drop your art off or if you need more information.

Business attire donations: OSU MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences) Chapter is currently seeking donations of ‘lightly used’ professional business attire for our annual Career Wardrobe event, Feb. 7, in the MU Ballroom. The event helps OSU students prepare for the winter term career fairs and supports student members attending the MANRRS National Conference. Donation drop off locations are 137 Strand Agriculture Hall (Stag) and Career Services B008 Kerr. The Portland Beaver Store is also a donation center located at 538 SW 6th Ave. For more information: contact Wanda.Crannell@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-2999.

Faculty Senate Elections: Faculty Senate elections concluded at the end of fall term resulted in the following: Dan Edge, president-elect; Mary Cluskey, Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator; and Executive Committee members – Mike Bailey, Donna Chastain and Andy Karplus. Current faculty senators can be viewed online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/membership/2013.html; the underlined names indicate newly elected senators. All newly elected individuals will be installed at the Jan. 10 Faculty Senate meeting.

OSU Parking App: OSU now has a parking app that will allow students, faculty, staff, and visitors to find parking information and location for all lots on OSU’s campus. The app also allows you to find location and real-time availability for ADA parking spaces in the core of campus. For more information and for a download of the app please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/parking.

Assessment Poster Contest: In conjunction with the Faculty Assessment Academy, an open poster session highlighting any OSU assessment-related activities will occur Jan. 24 from 1-2 p.m. Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation invites you and/or your unit to submit a poster abstract by Jan. 16. A grand prize of $500 and at least one honorable mention of $250 will be awarded. Additional details and registration are available at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/assessment/osu-faculty-assessment-academy/poster-session.

Conversations with Ed Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two winter term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Please access the registration form at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/sml_grp_ses2013/ to register for either the Jan. 30 or Feb. 12 sessions.

Career Services News: Career Services January 2013 Newsletter is here. Take a look at upcoming events, seminars, and resources sponsored by OSU Career Services: http://www.scoop.it/t/january-2013-newsletter

Jobs

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

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applications for one full-time, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0010083. Please contact Beth Dyer if you have any questions at beth.dyer@oregonstate.edu. Closes Jan. 11.

Career and Internship Coordinator-The College of Business is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month, Professional Faculty position. Posting #0010069. Full consideration Jan. 7. Closes Jan. 14.

Procurement and Contract Services (PaCS) invites applicants for a full-time, Purchasing Analyst 3- Construction Contracting position. Posting #0010102. Closes Jan. 18.

Banquet Manager, OSU Catering, University Housing and Dining Services. Filling one F/T Professional Faculty position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Salary range of $38,000 – $43,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Posting #0010092. Closes Jan. 18.

Manager for Campus ID Center.  F/T position in OSU’s Office of Business Affairs. Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree and five years of supervisory experience. Posting # 0010113. Closes Jan. 21.

Systems Development Engineer-Business Solutions Group-The College of Business is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month, Professional Faculty position. Posting #0010042. Closes Jan. 31.

Instructor – The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed term Instructor for the Forestry Field School. Posting #0010016. For full consideration by Jan. 15. Closes Jan. 31.

Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Instructional Design Specialist  position. The Instructional Design Specialist is a professional faculty member who provides knowledge and creativity in enhancing the development and design of learning modules; hands-on instructional design support for faculty developing courses interactive learning modules; and consulting support to maintain a future-oriented vision for development. Posting # 0010130. Closes Feb. 3.

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.

INTO OSU is recruiting for Human Resources Manager. Primary duties include performing generalist duties in a human resource manager role, with additional office administrative tasks. Salary is $50,000 to $55,000 plus benefits. Position is open until filled. For a full description and/or immediate consideration, reply to the link https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=5018712

Traffic and Maintenance

Cordley Hall Parking: A portion of the parking lot west of Cordley Hall will be closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 14-19 to accommodate staging for the crane associated with the new elevator project.

Free parking on campus: Open parking no permit required in student lots only, through Jan. 11.

Weather

Corvallis: “January brings the snow, Makes our feet and fingers glow.”-  Sara Coleridge. The morning started off icy, with a chance of snow lingering before the sun comes out. This weekend looks just as cold, with freezing fog and a bit of snow possible. Today’s high will be 40 with a chilly low of 25. Similar temperatures throughout the weekend.

Central Oregon: There’s a slight chance of snow but this weekend is mainly going to be sunny and very, very cold. High of 24 and low of 10 tonight, and it will get down to 7 degrees tomorrow night.

Newport: Chance of rain today with a high of 45 and a low of 34. Chance of showers throughout the weekend.

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