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Monday, Feb. 18, 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.

Adams: Giving Oregon an ‘advantage’ for the future (Statesman Journal)

A piece by Ron Adams of Corvallis, executive associate vice president for research at Oregon State University.

Growing resistance, Oregon hazelnuts battle blight (NPR)

While farmers struggled to keep trees alive, researchers struggled to find a solution that would save the industry: a blight-resistant hazelnut. Shawn Mehlenbacher, professor of horticulture at Oregon State University, has been working on developing the resistant hazelnuts for more than 25 years.

OSU tests hot technology (Gazette-Times)

A new test facility under construction at Oregon State University could pave the way for next-generation nuclear technology that would do double duty, not only generating electricity but also producing hydrogen for fuel cells. (see also Statesman Journal)

Death with Dignity: Combatting religious opposition to physician-assisted suicide (Religious Dispatches)

Catholic leaders have long been supportive of pain-management measures, up to and including high doses of morphine that slow a patient’s respiration to the point of death, said Courtney Campbell, a professor of religion and culture at Oregon State University, and an expert on faith and end-of-life issues.

A history of the Halsell family(Statesman Journal)

We do know that Carrie enrolled in Oregon Agricultural College, now known as Oregon State University, in September 1922. She was the first African-American student to receive an undergraduate degree — a bachelor’s in commerce in 1926.

Williams named associate dean of University Honors College (LIFE@OSU)

Tara Williams, an associate professor of English in the School of Writing, Literature and Film and affiliated faculty member in Women Studies, has been named associate dean of the University Honors College (UHC) at Oregon State.

Market method: The glue that keeps it all together (Interior Design)

A partnership between Columbia Forest Products, a manufacturer of hardwood plywood panels, and Oregon State University has been working to solve the green adhesive conundrum.

White appointed director of graduate certificate in College and University Teaching (LIFE@OSU)

Jessica White has been appointed Director of the recently approved Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching, a new position in the Graduate School supported by Provost Randhawa.

Newport’s tsunami interpretive trail guides visitors to higher ground (OregonLive)

A newly installed Tsunami Interpretive Trail makes South Beach – home to the Hatfield Marine Science Center, NOAA and a handful of other businesses — the only place on the Oregon Coast where you’ll know to the minute how much time you’ll need to get to safety if a tsunami is on the way.

Roundworms from the primordial ooze (Astrobiology Magazine)

Such has been the fate of the hugely important but little appreciated animal known as the nematode, or roundworm. That has changed with a new book from Oregon State University, “The Evolutionary History of Nematodes,” that establishes for the first time the field of palaeonematology – the study of the ancient history, origin and evolution of these tiny creatures from our distant past.

Today

Special Order Breads, Cakes and Cookies: From Feb. 12-19, Special order breads, cakes, and cookies from the talented LPI bakers. We have an assortment of goodies for you to order including three kinds of English muffin bread, whole wheat sandwich bread, rolls, carrot cake, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, and baklava! E-mail Deborah Hobbs.

Papa’s Pizza Coupons for $15: Buy 100% profit coupons at Valley Library 4th floor Administration Desk from Feb. 14-25. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. For more information contact JoLynn.Ohearn@oregonstate.edu


Webinar: Powerpoint Multimedia II, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). In this second part of the series we will look at how to convert older PPT presentations to the current version. We’ll examine other techniques to compress and optimize your presentation for presentation and distribution. Mon. Feb. 18, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/VsEMJj

Bread AND Soup!: Bring a BIG appetite to Kidder Hall, Rm. 70 on Mon., Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for all you can eat bread and soup! It’s just $5 and you’re supporting the Linn Benton Food Share. This event is sponsored by the Dept. of Statistics.

Information Session for Museum and Informal Science: Professional and Noncredit Education’s Free-Choice Learning Professional Certificate adapts the M.S. degree for those wanting continuing education. Participants will work with some of the field’s leading researchers to apply informal learning theories in real-world educational settings. Jennifer Bachman will host a free session on Monday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. Register today! https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/384202462

Free-Choice Learning Information Session: OSU Professional and Noncredit Education will host an online information session for the new Free-Choice Learning Professional Certificate. This online program is designed for staff and volunteers at public learning organizations, adult educators and those conducting science-based learning research who want to learn more about free-choice learning theories. The information session is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Sign up here.

NEW! Lecture on beauty: “Feminized Opacity in Early Twentieth-Century Beauty Culture: Textual and Theoretical Considerations,” a presentation by Ilya Parkins, with Women’s Studies at the University of British Columbia, on Monday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m., in Owen Hall, room 103, on the Oregon State University campus. This presentation considers women’s high degree of visibility in fashion and beauty culture in the 1910s and ’20s.

NEW! Lecture on art: “The Experiential Turn: Art and Encounter in the 1970s,” lecture by Kirsi Peltomaki of Oregon State University, will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m., in the Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson. The talk is sponsored by OSU’s Center for the Humanities. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/

Upcoming Events

NEW! RecSports Functional Tour: Join us for a 45-minute functional tour of RecSports facilities Tuesday, Feb. 19 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! The Red Room presents: Angelica Sanchez – piano (New York), Phillip Greenlief - alto and tenor saxophones (Oakland) and Sam Ospovat – drums (France)- Interzone Cafe Tuesday Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. $5 at the door. 1563 N.W. Monroe Ave

NEW! Webinar: MediaSpace 4.5, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). MediaSpace is a cloud-based service allowing Oregon State users the ability to upload, convert, store and distribute their video without consuming large quantities of local resources. Learn how to use MediaSpace for your instructional digital media needs. Wed. Feb. 20, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/Vqw2kb

NEW!  OSUsed Store Food Drive Discount: Come to our weekly public sale Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Bring 1-2 food donation items for 10% off or 3+ items for 25% off your purchase. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

NEW! Webinar: Introduction to Mind-Mapping, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn what mind-mapping is and how you might utilize it in your classes to improve learning. This webinar includes a mixture of conceptual and practical application, as well as a brief overview of existing mind mapping software and its features. Thur. Feb 21, 10-11am. Register here: http://bit.ly/VsESkk

NEW! OSU-Corvallis Community Collaboration: At the Feb. 21 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Steve Clark (vice president for University Relations and Marketing) and Jim Patterson (Corvallis city manager) will discuss progress in addressing town-gown relations. Triad will meet in the MU, room 109A, 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! Career essentials for J-1 postdocs and interns: J-1 Postdocs & Student Interns: Career Development Essentials for Success in the American Academy. Feb. 21, noon to 1 p.m., MU 206. Career Development Coordinator/Career Counselor Marian Moore, will deliver an interactive workshop covering topics including:  how to maximize your experience at OSU, how to make a significant impact, and how to market your skills and talents.  Bring your CV or resume to get the most out of the workshop.  Light refreshments served.  RSVP welcome, but not required.

NEW! A frank, open conversation with President Ray: Feb 21, 1:30-2:30, Dearborn 118.  Following a brief update, faculty and staff are encouraged to share comments and questions regarding important issues such as PERS, PEBB, compensation, university governance and institutional boards, inclusion, diversity and accessibility, or the upcoming update of the University’s strategic priorities.  Beverages available, and if you are unable to attend in person you can participate via live stream at live.oregonstate.edu.

NEW! 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. Feb. 22, 10-10:50am. Register here: http://bit.ly/VsF0Ar

NEW! Rulemaking hearing: Oregon State University will hold a rulemaking hearing on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m., MU 208. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment regarding a proposed rule change to Division 5: Time, Matter and Place Rule for Speech Activities.  Specifically, Section 35, concerning administrative interpretation of rules, and section 40, allowing for authorized exceptions, will be repealed to make the rule consistent with legal requirements and University practice.  For more information, including copies of all of the proposed rules: Beth Giddens at beth.giddens@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Webinar: New Educator Organization, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Are you new to teaching at OSU? Wondering where to find what you need, and who to ask? This webinar addresses commonly-asked questions and gives an overview of support available to instructors of all stripes (experienced faculty, GTA’s, researchers, etc.). We’ll cover the basics of Blackboard, classroom technologies, and OSU’s teaching and learning resources. Questions welcome! Fri Feb 22, 1-1:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/VsFcPW

AOP Luncheon: Tuesday, Feb. 19, noon to 1 p.m., Marketplace West Conference Room. Topic: “Tips on how to avoid a stress wreck,” presented by Laurie LeRiche. This event is open to all on campus and brown bag lunches are welcome. For more information about the luncheon and AOP: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/february-luncheon

Bag It Better Together – Interfaith Community Service:  Bring your lunch to discuss topics of how interfaith cooperation and relationships can heal problems in our world.  Lunch discussion for 45 min and serving our OSU Emergency Food Pantry together for 45 min. All spiritual and secular voices are welcome in interfaith service. Feb. 19, noon to 1:30 p.m.,  Snell Kitchen. Contact hannah.pynn@oregonstate.edu

Poverty Simulation: Imagine what your life would be like as an OSU student experiencing poverty, hunger, homelessness, or food insecurity. Amidst this year’s food drive, join us for this new HSRC simulation to better understand the experiences of this unique, ever-growing group of students on our campus. For information contact Becky Evans. Event targeted for MU employees by the MU Inclusive Community Initiative, and open to all. Feb. 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 109.

Africa Initiatives:
Join the next Africa Initiatives Meeting, Tue., Feb. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in Heckart Lodge – 2nd Floor Conference Rm with speaker Todd Pugatch, Department of Economics, “Bumpy Rides: School to Work Transitions in South Africa.” View more information about the Africa Initiatives  or, if you have questions, please contact Julie.walkin@oregonstate.edu.

OSU-Cascades Science Pub: Alternative Transportation Fuels: What about Natural Gas? Chris Hagen, assistant professor, Energy Systems Engineering, OSU-Cascades, discusses the ins and outs of alternative transportation fuels. Feb. 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bend McMenamins. RSVP here: http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs2013/rsvp/feb

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Concert: Marlan Carlson, conductor. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20, LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets and info: cosusymphony.or

Engineers Without Borders fundraiser: A night of dinner, entertainment, and presentations of the OSU chapter’s work. Funds raised from the event go directly towards supporting their work abroad. Feb. 23, 6 p.m., Corvallis Country Club, 1850 S.W. Whiteside Dr. Tickets available at: http://waterfortheworld2013.eventbrite.com

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Climate Club Sandwich Lunch: Conversations Across Disciplines series will focus on how other disciplines study climate change, present the latest findings in climate change research and scholarship, and provide an opportunity to meet colleagues interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.  This session will feature Joe Cone, Andreas Schmittner, and John M. Antle, Feb 20, noon to 1 p.m., StrandAg 348. RSVP’s appreciated: 541-737-5705

NEW! Fish and wildlife seminar series: “Considering a voluntary approach to reduce lead (Pb) exposure in wildlife—communication and infrastructure,” presented by John Schulz, American Bird Observatory, Washington, DC. Feb. 20, 4 p.m., Nash Hall Room 206.

NEW! Faitheist lecture: Chris Stedman, Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, will give a presentation on his book Faitheist, discussing how an atheist found common ground with the religious by coming out queer while he was involved in an evangelical Christian community. Chris discusses the power of interfaith relationships to change the world.  Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m in the Valley Library Rotunda.

NEW! Plant science seminar series: Opportunities for scaling and assimilating carbon fluxes through remote sensing. Speaker: Thomas Hilker. Thursday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m., Richardson 313.

NEW! Talk by Henry Schaefer: “God, Time, and Stephen Hawking,” a talk by acclaimed chemist Henry “Fritz” Schaefer, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Austin Auditorium of OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center. The event is sponsored by the OSU Socratic Club. Information: http://groups.oregonstate.edu/socratic/home

NEW! Whole grain seminar: “Whole Grains and Health: Navigating the Path to the Future,” a research seminar by Len Marquart, will be held at noon on Friday, Feb. 22. Marquart’s research includes whole grains and health, as well as factors influencing barriers, motivators and consumption of whole grain foods. The talk will be held at OSU’s Hallie Ford Center, room 115. Information: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/78655/

NEW! How to prepare for Success at the Career Fair: Employers come to Career Fairs to hire and network with Beavers.  Find out tips on how to make employers want to hire you! A presenter from Target will speak on Monday Feb. 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the OSU Library:  Willamette East & West Rooms.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

NEW! Graduate School:  Deciding whether to go, where to go, and how to get the most out of it once you’re there.  A special presentation by Dr. Richard Boone of the National Science Foundation for undergraduates considering graduate school and current graduate students who want to maximize their experience.  Feb. 26, 1:30 to 3 p.m. MU Journey Room.  Contact debra.mcintosh@oregonstate.edu to sign up.

Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP Training: The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer training on the Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP proposal system on Feb. 19, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Memorial Union (MU) 211. Attendance is limited to 35. Send an e-mail to sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu to reserve a space. This session will be offered at least monthly throughout 2013.

Interviewing for Success: Want to feel more prepared? Learn interviewing tips and strategies to make your interview a success! Loni Hartman from Bridgetown Printing will present on Feb. 19 in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West from 11 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Oregon State University Career Services.

10 Tips to Building a Stand-Out Resume: Writing a stellar resume can be challenging. These 10 tips can help you make it stand out. Nancy Hawkins, Regional Human Resource Business Partner for Trimble Navigation Ltd. will present on Feb. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Today’s Position for Tomorrow’s Advancement: Learn strategies to help you capitalize on the opportunities you have in your current position that will make you a better candidate when it is time to move on to a new challenge. Feb. 19, noon to 1 p.m. in MU 208. Sponsored by OSU Women’s Network and open to all. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/own/events.

Plastics in agriculture seminar series: Plastics and Soils (TBD). Mark Ingman, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality. Kidder Room 278, Feb. 20, 4 to 4:50 p.m.

Food drive events

Tuna Fest!: The College of Forestry and the Student Clubs are collecting cans of tuna for the Food Drive. Our goal is 800 cans. Drop boxes are located in Student Services, 209 Peavy Hall, 280 Peavy Hall and 321 Richardson. Donate tuna today through March 1 and remember you “can” make a difference.

Quilt Raffle: Purchase your tickets for a chance to win one of 2 quilts. Tickets may be purchased now through March 1 at the College of Forestry Computer Helpdesk, Peavy 222. 1 ticket for $1 and 6 tickets for $5. Drawing to be held at 1pm, March 1st. Need not be present to win. See photos of the quilt here.

Cash Raffle: Win 50 percent of all money raised! Buy tickets in the Magruder Hall atrium (30th and Washington) Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $1 each. Will deliver orders of $20 or more to campus locations during regular business hours. For orders please call 7-4808.

AMBC Food Drive Raffle: AMBC has put together 5 delightful baskets (Animal Lovers, Aroma & Beauty, Health & Beauty, Sweetheart, and Garden Baskets) and fitness equipment for the food drive raffle. Tickets are $1 each or 5 for 10 tickets available at AMBC 108 Hovland. Drawing will happen on Feb 28. All donations go to the Linn/Benton Food Share

Papa’s Pizza Coupon Sales: Students in the Honors Advisory and Activities Committee are selling Papa’s Pizza Coupon Flyers, worth over $100 in savings, including a free small pizza from Feb 9-24. Flyers are $15 each, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Linn-Benton Food Share. Contact Karen Ast to purchase.

Plant “Sale”: A fair variety and large quantity of plants are available for donation. Come by Ballard Ext. Hall 303 M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Feb. 11 until March 1. All proceeds benefit the Food Drive. Questions? Contact: laura.relyea@oregonstate.edu.

Zoology & Biology Silent Auction: Win a day of fishing, Peace Lily plant, ionic air purifier, OSU-themed basket, hand-bound journal, Tyee wine, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, hand-knitted items, stained glass suncatcher, gift packs and much more! Come by Cordley 3029, Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Feb 26-27, 8-5, or Feb. 28, 8-4 to place your bid!

College of Education Raffle: Prizes include jewelry from Alta’s Antiques and Designs by OC, gift cards from Animal Crackers, Broken Yolk, Creative Crafts, Flat Tail, First Alternative Co-op, The Retreat Day Spa and Salon, and Vertebrata Chiropractic. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing is on Feb. 28. Stop by Furman 104 or email amy.beaderstadt@oregonstate.edu to buy tickets.

Campus Operations 50/50 Raffle: The prize is 50 percent of the ticket sales! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be held March 1 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets available from Christine Atwood (christine.atwood@oregonstate.edu), Keahi McFadden (keahi.mcfadden@oregonstate.edu) or JayLene Seeley (jaylene.seeley@oregonstate.edu).

Food Drive Raffle: Enter to win one of three fabulous gift baskets: Beer Basket, Home Sweet Home, or Sweet Tooth! Tickets are $1 with all proceeds going to the OSU Food Drive. Purchase tickets at Waldo 102 between 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Monday – Friday by Feb. 28. Visit our website for more info.

Chemistry/Physics Departments Food Drive Raffle: The Chemistry and Physics Department is raffling off a variety of items to raise money for Food Drive February. They include 2 Tickets to the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival, SoupCycle delivery for a month, and more. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Purchase your tickets in 153 Gilbert Hall, M-F 8-5. Drawing will be held Feb. 28.

Flower Power: Email JoLynn.OHearn@oregonstate.edu to be added to the order site for Gift Wrap, Dahlias, Freesias, Tiger Lilies, Anemones, Peonies and Black Gladiolus. 50% of the profit goes to Linn Benton Food Share. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement.

See’s Candies: Email JoLynn.OHearn@oregonstate.edu to order from the Spring Candies Selection. 25%-50% profit goes to Linn Benton Food Share. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement.

Raffle for prizes: Enchanted Forest passes, Bi-Mart Gift Certificate, Animal Crackers Gift Card, and more! Come to the 4th floor Administration Desk in The Valley Library to buy your $1 raffle tickets. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. For more information contact JoLynn.Ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

Izzy’s Coupon books for $5: Come buy coupon books at the 4th Floor Reception Desk in The Valley Library! Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. Questions? Contact JoLynn.Ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Extension Linn County’s 12th Annual Soup Bar: Our fundraiser to benefit Linn Benton Food Share is on Fri, March 1, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. It’s $4 for a bowl with bread, beverage and cookies or $6 for a bottomless bowl, bread, beverage, and cookies. 104 4th Ave. SW, Albany. Contact Rosemary Weidman: rosemary.weidman@oregonstate.edu.

Second Annual Prettiest Pet Contest: Is your pet the cutest? Enter the Prettiest Pet contest to benefit the Food Drive. Submit a photo & $1 entry fee at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg.; entries accepted Jan. 28 through March 1. Vote for your fave by donating from Feb. 4 through March 1; the pet with the most donations wins. Email jessica.king@oregonstate.edu.

News for Employees

NEW! OSU book authors sought: Recognition of OSU book authors and editors will be part of the inaugural spring recognition event to be held on May 21. Each college is asked to submit information about faculty-authored books and editors of collections/volumes of original scholarship with a copyright date of 2012.  An “initial screening” should be made in the dean’s office, and then forwarded as one packet to Carolyn Tix by March 29.

NEW! Traveling exhibit on immigration now at OSU: Borderless Stories documents the lives of immigrants in Rural Oregon. Find out more on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post. The exhibit is located at the Valley Library, Main Floor, Learning Commons Area, from Feb. 18-28.

NEW! Faculty Assessment Travel Grants: The Office of APAA announces grant funding for travel to learn about assessment methods that can be imported for use at OSU for the purpose of improving assessing student achievement of learning outcomes. Additional details can be obtained at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/assessment/home.  Contact Bill Bogley, Director of Academic Programs, Assessment & Accreditation, with questions – 7-7463, bill.bogley@oregonstate.edu. Proposal deadline:  There is a rolling proposal deadline. Proposals will be accepted until June 15, 2013.

NEW! RecSports Half Term Memberships ON SALE: Half-Term RecSports Memberships are on sale! Memberships are valid through April 5. A Half-Term Membership costs only $41 for Faculty, Staff, Domestic Partners, Spouses and Dependents and $34 for Student Affiliates/Dependents. Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information!  

 NEW! Research travel grants: The Oregon State University Libraries is accepting applications until March 31 for the 2012-2013 Library Research Travel Grants that provide up to $2,000 in support of faculty travel to libraries and collections outside of Oregon. For more details see http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/travel-grant

 

NEW! Compost Demo: Lane County OSU Extension Service Farms & Gardens is offering a compost workshop. For beginning to experienced composters, these hands-on workshops will cover the basics of how composting works, which materials to use, different methods of composting and types of compost bins. March 2, 10 a.m. to noon, Transition Garden (adjacent to the Food for Lane County Youth Farm), 905 Flamingo, Springfield. Free.

FY2014 Technology Resources Fund (TRF) Proposals due Feb 26 at 5 p.m.: Through the TRF, more than $7.4 million will be available for FY2014 (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014) projects that improve student success at the University through better access to information technology and technology services. Faculty, staff and sponsored student organizations are invited to submit proposals by Feb. 26. For more details, see the TRF website: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/provost/trf

Fulbright Program for Faculty and Professionals Workshop: Tue., Mar. 12, MU Journey Room, noon to 2 p.m. Hear from alumni as they share their recent Fulbright Scholar experiences: Martin Fisk (Norway – College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science), Bryan Tilt (China – College of Liberal Arts), Ken Winograd (Vietnam – College of Education), along with Fulbright Representative Athena Fulay who will conduct a 90-minute Workshop. Learn about teaching and research opportunities in more than 125 countries. Submit your rsvp by March 8.

Career Services February Newsletter: Visit our online newsletter to learn about our upcoming event and services at http://www.scoop.it/t/february-2013-newsletter .

Baccalaureate Core Grants: The Office of APAA announces grant funding for two awards of $5,000 each for academic units or a group of faculty to gather student learning data for Baccalaureate Core assessment undergoing review this year and next year (Speech, Mathematics, Fitness, DPD and certain WIC courses). Additional details can be obtained at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/assessment/home. Contact Stefani Dawn, the Assistant Director for Assessment, with questions – 7-0919 or Stefani.dawn@oregonstate.edu. Proposal deadline: Friday, Feb. 22.

Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Spring 2012-13 Solicitation (Fall, Winter or Spring 2013-14 Release). The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Feb. 18.

Intergroup Dialogue: The Office of Equity & Inclusion, Intercultural Student Services and University Housing and Dining Services, are proud to announce the launch of Intergroup Dialogue, an intercultural learning initiative designed for the faculty and staff of Oregon State University. Intergroup Dialogues are 9-week sustained learning communities carefully structured to explore social group identity, conflict, and community. Priority deadline for registration is March 8. For more information, or to register visit: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/igd

Traffic and maintenance

Benton Lot Partial Closure: Feb. 18 -21 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to the installation of new bleachers at Goss Stadium the lot will be experience congestion and intermediate closure.

Austin Hall construction: As part of the excavation and site foundation development for the new College of Business Building, Austin Hall, please expect street congestion, noise and vibration associated with this project, including Jefferson, Washington and 30th Street. Bicyclists and pedestrians are especially warned to look out for construction vehicles, which have a longer breaking time than most cars. Austin Hall will be located to the west of Fairbanks and the Women’s Building. Dates: Jan. 30-April 19.

Jobs

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

Associate Director Design & Construction – Campus Operations is accepting applications for a full- time Professional Faculty position. The individual in this position will be responsible for decision making affecting the Campus Planning, Design and Construction, and Construction Contracts units. Posting #0010148. Closes Feb. 18.

Primary Care Physician – Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Physician. Posting #0010206. Closes Feb. 18.

Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Marketing Communications Manager position. Closes Feb. 21. Posting #0010249.

Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The VP for Research Office/Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) invites applications for a full-time, classified, Fiscal Coordinator 1, position. Posting #0010156. Closes Feb. 22.

Occupational Safety Officer- The Environmental Health and Safety unit of Campus Operations is recruiting for a full-time, Professional Faculty position to manage the statewide Occupational Safety Program, assist departments in the implementation of the OSU Safety Management Program, and perform as the backup for the statewide Environmental Protection Compliance Program. Posting #0010157. Closes Feb. 22.

Head Academic Advisor: College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Head Academic Advisor. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting #0010251 Closes Feb. 23.

The Oregon University System, Controller’s Division, is seeking a full-time Manager of Reporting. For a complete job announcement and application requirements, please visit http://www.ous.edu/about/employment/. Closes Feb. 25.

The Department of Wood Science and Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Office Manager position.  Posting # 0010220; Closes Feb. 25.

Cook 2 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 10 month, Cook 2 positions.  Posting #0010274.  Closes Feb. 26.

Administrative Program Assistant – OUS Study Abroad invites applications for a part-time (.65 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0010233. Closes Feb. 26.

Food Service Worker 3 -  University Housing & Dining Service  invites application for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 10 month, Food Services Worker 3 positions.  Posting #0010275.  Closes Feb. 27.

OUS Organization serving under Business Services invites applications for an Accountant 1 position.  This position is full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month appointment.  Closes March 25.  Posting #0010278.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a .75 FTE 12-month, or full-time 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position. Posting #0010127. For full consideration by Feb. 28. Closes Mar. 30.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking a dynamic and successful major gift fundraiser to lead its efforts to significantly increase the level of philanthropic support for Oregon State University Athletics from private donors through the development of a comprehensive major, annual and regional gifts program. View a complete job description and how to apply information for the position of Director of Development for Athletics.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an opening for an experienced and capable Assistant Director for Information Technology Services to assist in the building of a “Best in Class” ITS department. The OSU Foundation offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The annual salary range for this position is $75,000 – $85,000. If you are interested in advancing your career in an organization that is making a difference, please complete the Foundation’s job application and send your cover letter and resume to Patricia Kenney, Senior Director, Human Resources

The Oregon State University Foundation is recruiting for an experienced and capable Foundation Services Coordinator and Administrative Assistant for Gift Planning. If you are interested in advancing your career in an organization that is making a difference, please complete the Foundation’s job application and send your cover letter and resume to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator. The OSU Foundation makes hiring decisions on the basis of merit and ability, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. All positions will be open until filled.

Weather

Corvallis: After a relatively pleasant weekend (except for some serious sadness for us Downton Abbey fans), it looks like this week will be mainly gloomy, with rain this afternoon and showers expected through the week. Today’s high will be 47 with a low of 35.

Central Oregon: Snow, snow and more snow is expected this week, with a high today of 41 and a low of 21.

Newport: It will be rainy throughout the week with a high of 45 today and a low tonight of 38.

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