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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 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.

Portland’s oldest rose garden is new again (KGW)

Oregon State University Master Gardener, Ann Gardner says the work is rewarding.”Lots of folks have memories, their parents were married here, they brought their children over the years, all strong feelings about this very special garden,” she said.

Climate change a concern, not a priority, for coastal leaders, survey finds (Phys.Org)

Many Oregon coast public officials and community leaders believe their local climate is changing and that the change will affect their communities. But overall, they say, addressing the changing climate is not an urgent concern. These are among the findings of a survey by Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University.

OSU researchers battle hazelnut blight (Oregon Business)

Oregon State University researchers are working to develop hazelnut trees that are resistant to Eastern filbert blight, which nearly collapsed the industry a few years ago. 99% of U.S. hazelnuts come from the Willamette Valley.

Finding ways to make healthy eating on campus the simple choice (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University dining centers and shops benefited from a little expertise from Cornell last week when Kathryn Hoy of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs came for a visit.

Hot tech: Oregon State tests next generation of nuclear reactors (KVAL)

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.

Quilting for the greater good (LIFE@OSU)

This month, OSU staff and faculty have a chance to win one of two quilts Vandetta made to raise funds for the annual OSU Food Drive.

Agritourism summit tackles challenges, opportunities (Capital Press)

The meeting is the second of the two-part Oregon Agritourism Summit, will be held at the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event costs $35 and includes lunch. Registration information can be found online at the Oregon State University Extension Small Farms website. 

‘Animal Wise’ author to give free talk at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Morell, author of the new book, “Animal Wise,” will give insights into the inner world of animals during a free talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Oregon State University in the Construction & Engineering Hall of the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus.

CCC announces the 2013 opening of “Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century” (Seaside Signal)

Clint Brown, Professor Emeritus at Oregon State University is serving as this year’s juror. He is an artist who has consistently used the human figure as a means of commenting on the human condition. His work has encompassed painting, drawing, printmaking, bronze and resin casting, and large scale public sculpture.

Today

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 

Soup, Glorious Soup!: Join the Foreign Languages Department in Kidder 210 every Wed. during the Food Drive, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for soup, soup, soup!!!! Bring a monetary donation and/or packaged food to donate to Linn-Benton Food Share if you can!  Automatic payroll donations are the best way to give to this important cause!

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 ConeAndreas Schmittner, and John M. Antle, Feb 20, noon to 1 p.m., StrandAg 348. RSVP’s appreciated: 541-737-5705

OSUsed Store Food Drive Discount: Come to our weekly public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 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! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Mark Martindale, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida, will present a seminar “The jelly ball genome: insights from a ctenophore, an early metazoan lineage” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

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.

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.

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.

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

Upcoming Events

NEW! Candidate for VP for Finance & Administration: Ron Cortez, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of California – Santa Barbara, will hold a forum on Feb. 22, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Construction  & Engineering Hall. Following the forum, recordings of all four forums will be available at the Finance & Administration web site. You’ll also find candidate bios and the evaluation form at the site:

http://oregonstate.edu/fa/search-vice-president-finance-and-administration-0

NEW! Astronaut talk: Donald Pettit, an Oregon State University alumnus, NASA astronaut and member of three space missions, will speak at OSU on Friday, Feb. 22, on “Techno-Stories from Space.” The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be in the LaSells Stewart Center’s Construction and Engineering Hall from 3-4 p.m.

NEW! Moral reasoning for climate scientists: “Five Tools of Moral Reasoning for Climate Scientists,” presented by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael Nelson, Feb. 22, 4 to 5 p.m., Cordley 1109. The co-editors of MORAL GROUND: Ethical Action for  Planet in Peril will share insights about several moral reasoning methods that can help scientists whose work is critical to understanding and (perhaps) averting catastrophic climate change.

NEW! Poet at OSU: Nationally-recognized poetry slam and spoken-word artist Myrlin Hepworth will perform on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Memorial Union Journey Room on the Oregon State University campus.

NEW! Basic cheese making class: The OSU Extension Service Master Food Preservers in Lane County are offering a hands-on cheese making class Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham in Eugene. Cost of the class is $50 and the class is limited to 18 students. Register at the OSU Extension Service office, 783 Grant Street, Eugene. Registration information and credit card payment can also be found on the OSU Extension Service website http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/announcements/food-preservation-baking-classes

NEW! FeelGood at OSU presents… Dance Against Hunger: An annual dance showcase where various groups assemble to dance for one purpose: raise awareness and funds for the end of world hunger. The event will be at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23, in Milam Auditorium. Admission prices: $5 pre-event; $8 at door. Proceeds benefit The Hunger Project. For more information email osufeelgood@gmail.com.”

NEW! Winter Career Fairs: University Wide Career Fair, Wednesday, Feb. 27  and Engineering Career Fair, Thursday, Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. There will be over 140 employers from various industries and graduate schools at the Career Fair. To learn more visit http://oregonstate.edu/career/career-fairs

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.

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.

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 webcast at live.oregonstate.edu.

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.

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

Navigating the Process of Hosting J-1 Exchange Visitors: Cindy Nair and Jackie Bangs take you through the J-1 application process, and give you insight into the when, what, where, who, and why. Bring questions, applications you’re working on, or requests from potential exchange visitors. Meet in the Heckart Lodge conference room Thursday, Feb. 28 from 10-11 a.m. Coffee and tea will be served.

Lectures and webinars  

NEW! From OSU Graduate to Co-Founding and Leading NVIDIA: Jen-Hsun Huang, Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, NVIDIA. Under Huang’s leadership, NVIDIA invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with interactive graphics available on a range of devices. Friday, Feb. 22, 10-11 a.m., Kelley Engineering Center 1001.

NEW! Architectural Considerations for Today’s TechnologySteve Pawlowski, Intel Senior Fellow; Chief Technology Officer, Datacenter & Connected Systems; Group General Manager, Datacenter & Connected Systems Group Pathfinding. Pawlowski was a lead architect and designer for Intel’s early desktop PC and high performance server products and was the co-architect for Intel’s first P6 based server chipsets and helped define the system bus interfaces for Intel’s P6 family processors.  Friday, Feb. 22, 3-4 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center 1001.

NEW! Plant science seminar series:Rationale, models and impact from breeding for organic agriculture. Speaker: Jim Myers. Monday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

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, 10-11 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/VsESkk

Chemistry patent webinar: Materials Chemistry (CSMC) will host the free webinar on Feb. 21, noon to 1 p.m. Register online or join us in Gilbert 324! http://sustainablematerialschemistry.org/news-event/events/patent_webinar

 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.

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

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, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/VsF0Ar

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/

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

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.

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.

Food drive events

BBQ Lunch for OSU Food Drive: Join Printing and Mailing Services for a delicious BBQ lunch and help out the folks in our community who desperately need assistance! Printing and Mailing will be hosting a BBQ lunch on Feb. 21 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at 100 Cascade Hall. A $5 donation includes your choice of a hamburger, veggie burger, hotdog and all the fixings. All proceeds will benefit Linn-Benton Food Share as part of this year’s Food Drive. For questions, please call 541-737-4941.

Bake Sale: Stop by the Strand Ag, #032, Feb. 18-22, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., to grab a delicious culinary concoction. We have cookies, brownies, pumpkin muffins, & several gluten-free options. Suggested donations of $.50 to $1 benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share. Sponsored by University Honors College.

Thirsty Thursday, Ice Cream Soda Fountain: Take an afternoon break and join ASBC for an ice cream soda on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 3 to 4 p.m. at 2046 Cordley Hall.  Sodas are $1 each.  All proceeds go to the Linn Benton Food Share.

Graduate School  Bake Sale: Lemon Bars, Tea Cakes and Brownies, Oh My! The Graduate School is having their bake sale for three days only, Feb. 25-27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Come by Kerr 300 and get a special cupcake – or whole cake; brownies, cookies and other special treats. Prices vary – all proceeds go to the Food Drive. 

Prettiest Pet contest:  Is your dog better than Banana Joe? Is your cat cuter than Mr. Bigglesworth?  Enter the Grad School’s 2nd Prettiest Pet contest to benefit the OSU Food Drive. Entries still accepted! Submit photo along with $1 entry fee at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg. Come by & vote for your favorite until March 1. The pet with the most donations will win a prize & bragging rights for the year; Questions?  E-mail jessica.king@oregonstate.edu

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 1. 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 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 contactJoLynn.Ohearn@oregonstate.edu


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.

News for Employees

NEW! Student Affairs and Technology Unconference #SAtechOR: On April 12 and 13, Oregon State University will be hosting a Technology in Student Affairs Unconference, titled #SAtechOR.  This unconference, held in the International Living Learning Center, is part of a nationwide summer series titled #SAtech.  We invite anyone interested to sign up.  More information and free registration can be found at http://satechunconference.com/oregon/.

NEW! Women’s Center award nominations: The OSU Women’s Center is inviting nominations for our 2013 OSU Women’s Center Student Awards to be held May 10. Help recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of scholarship, leadership, and service of one undergraduate and one graduate woman at OSU. For information: http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/2013-womens-center-student-awards

Campuses Take Charge: Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join Campuses Take Charge by selecting three energy-saving actions to try in February. One month later, we’ll ask for your online feedback about the actions you tried, and then we’ll add your energy savings to the OSU total and send you a Take Charge Coupon Card featuring local businesses. Click here to help OSU lead in sustainability: http://energizecorvallis.org/takecharge/campuses/

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.

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.

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.

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!  

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 

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.

Traffic and maintenance

Jefferson St parking closure: As part of the new College of Business Building,  Austin Hall and the Asian Pacific Culture Center Construction, 10 additional parking spaces on Jefferson St. starting at Fairbanks parking lot entrance and extending west to construction fence will be closed from Feb. 21, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2014.

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 braking 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:

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.

Primary Care Physician – Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Physician. Posting #0010206. Closes March 1.

Office Specialist 2 – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0010282. Closes March 4.

The Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term,  Executive Assistant to the Dean position. Posting # 0010279. Closes March 15.

Advisor-Academic E-Campus position working with the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife at Oregon State University, full-time (1.0 FTE) 12 month, fixed term.  Posting # 0010283.  Closes March 18.

The Oregon University System, Controller’s Division 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.

Oregon State University Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics is recruiting for a full time, tenure track, 9-month faculty position Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Posting #0010252. Closes April 1.

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: We’d like to say adios to the rain, but it’s here to stay. Rain is expected today, mainly after 4 p.m., and should continue tomorrow. Today’s high will be 48 with a low of 36.

Central Oregon:  It will be partly sunny today with a slight chance of snow showers tonight, and a chance for more snow tomorrow. Today’s high will reach 42 with a low tonight of 25.

Newport: Rain, patchy fog and even freezing fog possible on the coast today, especially in the early hours. Today’s high will be 48 with a slightly less chilly evening tonight as lows only dip to 38.

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