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Wednesday, May 22, 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.

Bringing barley back (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University research aims to give an old grain new prominence in food and beer.

OSU students to walk 100 miles during pilgrimage from Corvallis to Northeast Portland’s The Grotto (Oregonian)

Oregon State University students involved in the Newman Center Catholic community on campus are planning to walk 100 miles, from Corvallis to Northeast Portland, over the Memorial Day weekend.

Breaking up physicians and pharma ties could lead to improved health care (Houston Business Journal)

Although the relationship between pharmaceutical companies and doctors is widely accepted, researchers from Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Washington suggest breaking those ties is beneficial to patients. (see also Columbus Dispatch, Daily Herald, Financial Content)

Portland fluoride: For the fourth time since 1956, Portland voters reject fluoridation (Oregonian)

“There’s a libertarian component to Oregon politics … a kind of opposition to what the establishment might want,” said Bill Lunch, a political science professor at Oregon State University. “Those who have more money, despite the kind of popular presumptions in this regard, don’t always win elections.”

Canned peaches may be as good for you as fresh ones (ABC Fresno)

Researchers with Oregon State University say they have found canned peaches contain the equivalent amount of nutrition as fresh peaches. Researchers say in some cases, the canning process may even increase certain nutritional values.

50th anniversary of historic Everest climb (LIFE@OSU)

Fifty years ago this spring, the first American mountaineers to scale the world’s tallest mountain accomplished that feat in a manner that still has the climbing world in awe today. The ascent of Mt. Everest by Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein is considered one of the greatest climbing achievements in history. Recreational Sports at OSU is holding a Willi Unsoeld Celebration Wednesday, May 22 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Adventure Leadership Institute Lounge (Dixon East Entry).

Benton County jobless rate dips (Gazette-Times)

In the public sector, state government has added 140 jobs since April 2012, driven by hiring at Oregon State University. In the same period, local government is down 80 jobs and federal government down 40.

Interview with Kaci Buhl (DugDug)

This week, we have the privilege of speaking with Kaci Buhl, Senior Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University and a Project Coordinator for the National Pesticide Information Center.

Oregon students going to Cuba to see ‘a country lost in time’ (KVAL)

Also on board for the unique experience are 14 other students from Portland State, University of Oregon and Oregon State.

OSU jazz musicians to perform (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University jazz musicians will return to the Majestic Theatre, 115 S.W. Second St., in downtown Corvallis, for a pair of concerts at 7:30 tonight and Thursday night.

Naturalist to speak at Campus Creative Census Celebration (Gazette-Times)

Naturalist and author Robert Michael Pyle will be the featured guest at the Campus Creature Census Celebration, to be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the International Living and Learning Center at Oregon State University.

Today

Divine Nine Greek Week: Cook Out Kick Off: May 22, noon to 3 p.m., MU Quad. In collaboration with the Black Student Union, Black Cultural Center, Center for Fraternity and Sorority life and a host of other organizations we are bringing a taste of the Divine Nine Fraternity and Sorority traditions to OSU. Free Food, strolling and knowledge. Contact: divine9.oregonstate@gmail.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/638257842855322/

Africa Initiative – Climate-Smart Agroforestry in Ethiopia and Kenya.  Join the next  Africa Initiative meeting, Wednesday, May 22, noon to 1 p.m. in Heckart Lodge where College of Forestry’s Badege Bishaw will present a recently completed synthesis paper carried out in partnership with the World Agroforestry Center.  All are welcome.  If you would like to receive future email announcements to Africa Initiative activities and events, please be sure to subscribe to our new listserv.

Recreational Sports Willi Unsoeld Celebration Wednesday, May 22: From 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Adventure Leadership Institute Lounge (Dixon East Entry), Recreational Sports will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of OSU alumnus, Willi Unsoeld, and his historic ascent of Mount Everest. Drop in and see how the spirit of Unsoeld lives on at the OSU Adventure Leadership Institute.

OSUsed Store May Dot Sale: Come by our public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St where all dotted merchandise will be 75 percent off, and white tag items (housewares) will all be 50 percent off. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

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 Jacob Darwin Hamblin , Jeff Bethel, and  Dominique Bachelet .   May 22, noon to 1 p.m., StrandAg 348. RSVP’s appreciated: 541-737-5705

Editorial festival: OSU Visiting Writers Series Presents the 3rd Annual Editorial Festival May 22, Valley Library, Autzen Classroom. 4 p.m. (Graduate and Undergraduate Students) Q&A and discussion geared toward online literary editing and publishing, submitting work, and establishing and maintaining literary ventures in electronic forms. 7:30 p.m. (Open to the Public) Panelists will give guided tours of their own electronic ventures and discuss and debate the current opportunities and limitations of digital platforms relative to their experiences as online writers and publishers. Autzen Classroom computers will showcase panelists’ favorite magazines and presses during an open time for circulation and conversation.

Water Resources Seminar Series: Dennis Baldocchi, professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California-Berkeley, will speak about “Evaluating Evaporation Everywhere, All of the Time: Lessons Learned about Ecosystem Evaporation from Long-term, Global Flux Networks.” He will speak on May 22 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences Room 4000.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife seminars: Keith Aubry, USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Olympia, WA: The Wolverine in Washington: Extirpation, Recolonization, and Current Status. May 22, Nash 206, 4 p.m.

Psychological Science series: “Uncertainty about the Causes of Health-Related Events.”  The fourth talk of the School of Psychological Science spring colloquium series, given by John Edwards. May 22, 4 to 5 p.m. Willamette West Room in the Valley Library. Admission is free and open to all OSU researchers.  For more information on the colloquium series and a schedule of future talks, please see the SPS homepage: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/psych_science

NEW! OSU Jazz at the Majestic I: The Large Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ryan Biesack will perform on Wed., May 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street. Admission is $10 at the door. OSU students, staff, and faculty are free with their ID card. Youth under 18 also free.

Upcoming Events

NEW! OSU Jazz at the Majestic II: The Jazz Combos, directed by Neal Grandstaff will perform on Thurs., May 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street. Admission is $10 at the door. OSU students, staff, and faculty are free with their ID card. Youth under 18 also free.

NEW! Jan’s retirement celebration: May 24, 1 to 3 p.m., Nash 032.

NEW! Divine Nine Step Show: The 11th Annual Step Show will be Saturday, May 25 at the LaSells Stewart Center. There will be a BBQ (included in ticket price), starting at 2 p.m., and the show will start 3:30 p.m.. Tickets are $8 in advance at MU 103, or $10 at the door. For questions or for accommodations related to disability, contact: OregonStateBSU@gmail.com.

NEW! Corvallis Young Pros Event: Upcoming graduates and OSU faculty/staff are invited to join Corvallis Young Pros for its  monthly networking event. This will be an ideal opportunity for new graduates to network with local professionals and learn of job opportunities in Corvallis. When: Tuesday, May 28 from 5-7 p.m. Where: CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Willamette Room. OSU Catering will be provided, alcohol for cash purchase.

NEW! Well Water testing: Sustainable Living Clinic: Thursday, June 6, 1 to 5 p.m. Bring 1/2 cup of well water in a clean container for screening, groudwater educator will be on hand to answer questions about groundwter, septic systems, and wells. Benton County Sunset Building Lobby, 4077 SW Research Way. Free and open to the public

Divine Nine Greek: YARDFEST, May 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, MU Quad. See what the various organizations within the Divine Nine have to offer. The D9 organizations represented at OSU will be tabling in the quad providing information on the achievements and goals of their specific organizations. Contact: divine9.oregonstate@gmail.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/638257842855322/

Come to Dancing with the OSU Stars: Come see “Stars” from your Oregon State campus compete for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. Check it out on May 30, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. Admission costs $5 for OSU students and $8 for general admission. For complete event details (including a list of stars and ticket information) visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/489520944446855/?fref=ts

Donna Thwing’s retirement reception: The department of Procurement and Contract Services in the division of Campus Operations will celebrate the career and retirement of Construction Contracts Supervisor Donna Thwing. Donna’s career at OSU has spanned over 30 years. The open-house reception will be held in the Ag Production Room at La Sells Stewart Center from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 6.

Retirement Reception for Barbara Cusimano and Ann Asbell:  The School of Biological and Population Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences will celebrate the careers of Barbara Cusimano and Ann Asbell.  The reception will be held in the Women’s Building Lobby from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7.  Remarks will start at 3:30.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Brown-bag session on Professional Faculty Issues: May 31. The Faculty Senate is hosting a brown-bag listening session to hear concerns from professional faculty. Because these colleagues are major constituents of the Faculty Senate, the Executive Committee needs to understand their unique issues in order to better advocate on their behalf. You are invited to participate in the May 31 session from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Kidder Hall 202.

“Boys, men, fathers: A 30-year intergenerational study of how fatherhood impacts men and their families:” A talk by David Kerr, with the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University, at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Hallie Ford Center, room 115, on the OSU campus. The talk is part of Oregon Parenting Education Week: http://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/oregon-parenting-education-week

RecSports Wellness Workshop: Relaxation; participate in a 50 minute muscle relaxation exercise and guided imagery session. Thursday May 23, 13 from noon to 1 p.m. or 5 to 6 p.m.; Dixon Lower Classroom.  Free to OSU community. Register here!

LinkedIn’s Higher Education Leader: John Hill, LinkedIn higher education evangelist, is leading an exclusive session with advisors and staff to share best practices and strategies on how you can advise students to utilize LinkedIn to brand and market themselves online, network with alumni and professionals in their field, and leverage their brand and network in the job and internship search.  Thursday, May 23, 11 a.m. to noon, CORD 2113 (Limited seating/room capacity 77). Students are invited to a separate LinkedIn session on May 22 from 6-7 p.m. – ILLC 155

Discourse on Climate: At the May 23 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Gregg Walker of Speech Communications will discuss his research on discourse at negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change . Triad meets 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 Larry Pribyl, 541-737-3817, to save a seat.

“Latinos in Oregon: Current Issues and Future Challenges:” A seminar sponsored by The Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE), will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Memorial Union Journey Room on the Oregon State University campus. Panelists will include Laura Isiordia (CAPACES Leadership Institute), Erlinda Gonzales-Berry (Casa Latinos Unidos), Marcela Mendoza (Centro LatinoAmericano), and Consuelo Saragoza (Oregon Latino Agenda for Action). Info: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/centers-and-initiatives/center-latin-studies-and-engagement

Campus Creature Census Celebration: Master naturalist and prize-winning author Robert Michael Pyle will be the featured guest at the Campus Creature Census Celebration, Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m., in International Living and Learning Center 155, 1701 SW Western Blvd. Winning artwork and photography will be on display, and prose and poetry winners will share their entries. http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Special Seminar: Michael S. Denison, PhD, Fellow ATS, RKGAAGS, Professor of Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis  –“Translation of Toxicological Mechanisms into Bioassays for Chemical Detection and Site Characterization: Dioxins and Related Chemicals”  at noon on Friday, May 24, in 4001 Ag Life Sciences .

Brown Bag Discussion: Why Social Media? Climbing the Mountain and Seeing the Light. A grant-funded science center perspective. Facilitator: Naomi Hirsch. May 29, noon to 1 p.m., Marketplace West Dining Large East Room. The is the first of a series of events sponsored by a new group on campus, OSU Science Communicators.

News for Employees

NEW! Bard in the Quad auditions: Open auditions for Bard in the Quad will take place May 28-29, beginning at 6 p.m. at Withycombe Hall’s main stage, 30th and Campus Way, Corvallis. This summer, Bard in the Quad will present Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.” This tale of comic misunderstanding, mistaken identity, and love lost and found will be transported to the wild world of the reality television show “Jersey Shore.” Performance dates for “Comedy of Errors” are Aug. 8-11 and Aug. 15-18. Rehearsals will begin on June 16. For more information, go to http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre/auditions or contact director Elizabeth Helman at Elizabeth.helman@oregonstate.edu

New voicemail platform: On Tuesday, May 28, OSU will be migrating to a new voicemail platform called Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging. If you access your voice messages only by calling the 7-7111 access number, you are a “voicemail-only” user. Please contact your department telephone coordinator to receive your temporary PIN for the new system.If you receive your voice messages in your email, you are a “converged” voicemail user. You will receive an email on May 28 from the system welcoming you to Unified Messaging; the welcome message will contain your new PIN. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/microsoft-exchange-unified-messaging

Undergraduate internship opportunities: Applications are now open for two paid undergraduate internships in the OSU Libraries and Press.  See the application Web page for full descriptions and requirements. Colegio César Chávez Collection Online and Physical Dual Language Exhibits.  This intern will create a dual language (English and Spanish) online exhibit of the Colegio César Chávez Collection and a dual language physical exhibit. Ellie’s Log Web Site. This intern will create, update and moderate content on the Ellie’s Log Web site and may contribute content to other Libraries or Press Web sites.

U-Fit Faculty/Staff Series with Rec Sports: Join Rec Sports this summer for a faculty/staff beginners exercise program. U-Fit is for individuals who want to build skills and confidence to become regularly physically active. Learn more here!

PaCS Presents Merchant Expo 2013:  There is still time to sign up to attend the Merchant Expo at LaSells Stewart Center on Thursday, May 30th!  Find out additional information and register online to attend at http://pacs.oregonstate.edu/merchantexpo/. Registrations received by May 23 will have a chance to win a $50 Fred Meyer gift card. Get your photo taken with Benny Beaver, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Traffic and Maintenance

Valley Library: Due to elevator cable replacement, elevators 4 & 5 will be temporarily shut down in the Valley Library while contractors complete repairs May 22, 9 a.m. to May 28, 5 p.m.  All other elevators will remain open.  Signage will be in place.

Langton Place: Due to constructed related activities, Langton Place will be closed May 24 from 7 a.m. to noon.

Washington Ave NE: Due to the Greek Week Bonfire, the far east section of the Washington Ave. NE lot will be closed May 23-24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jobs

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

Oregon State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a Full time Animal Attendant for employment in the Large Animal Hospital.  The hospital is part of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary.  Posting #0010604.  Closes May 24.

The Aquaculture and Fisheries Collaborative Research Support Program (AquaFish CRSP)  seeks a Communication and Outreach Manager, full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting #0010601. Extended to May 24.

The Aquaculture and Fisheries Collaborative Research Support Program (AquaFish CRSP) seeks a Faculty Research Assistant (Training, Gender, and Capacity Building Coordinator), full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting # 0010602. Extended to May 24.

Office Specialist II, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, F/T, starting at $2170/month plus benefits. Major duties include website management, event planning, and newsletter & publication preparation. Posting # 010684. Closes May 24.

Outreach and Engagement invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Oregon Open Campus Education Coordinators. One position will serve the Mid-Columbia Region and the second position will service the South West Region. The job location for each of these positions will depend upon the Region. Posting # 0010607.  Closes May 24.

Office Specialist 2 – full-time position for the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Posting #0010684. Closes May 25.

Accountant 1, Arts and Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University.  F/T, starting at $3048/monthly + benefits.  Posting # 0010681.   Closing Date: May 26.

The Marion County Extension Services are accepting applications for one part-time, intermittent (approximately 4 hours per week as needed) Office Specialist 1 position. This position will be located in Salem, Oregon. Posting # 0010691. Closes May 27.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part time (approximately 18 hours per week) appointment as an Education Program Assistant 2 for the Oregon Open Campus Program in Crook County at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 2 years from the appointment begin date. This position will be located in Prineville, Oregon. Posting # 0010695. Closes May 27.

The Extension Morrow County Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term 4-H Program Coordinator position.  Reappointment is at the discretion of the 4-H/FCH Program Leader and the Columbia Plateau Regional Administrator.  This position is located in Heppner, Oregon. Posting #0010666. Closes May 27.

The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center is recruiting to fill one full-time, 12-month, classified Accountant 1 position.  Apply to posting #0010651.  Closes  May 27.

Administrative Program Specialist – International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Specialist position. Posting #0010727. Closes May 30.

International Scholar Advisor – International Scholar and Faculty Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Scholar Advisor position. Posting #0010489. Closes May 31.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 30.  Applications will continue to be accepted after the “for-full consideration” date, until the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

E-Campus Instructor.  Department of Zoology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, E-campus instructor.  Posting # 0010647. Closes June 1.

The College of Business invites applications for a 1.0 FTE 9-month, Instructor – Statistics position. Posting #0010598. Closes June 1.

The College of Business invites applications for a 1.0 FTE 9-month, Instructor – Business Law position. Posting #0010600. Closes June 1.

Professional and Non-Credit Education (PNE) is accepting applications for one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 1. Posting # 0010697. Closes June 2.

Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),  12-month, fixed-term Print/Interactive Design Manager position. Posting # 0010693. Closes June 2.

The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0010706.  Closes June 3.

Quality Assurance Program Manager – Business Affairs invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, limited duration (two years) Quality Assurance Program Manager position.  Posting #0010670. Closes June 3.

Education Abroad Advisor – International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Education Abroad Advisor position. Posting #0010728. Closes June 6.

Oregon State University (OSU) – Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE), 12-month, Associate Professor Senior Researcher position. The person in this position will be special Advisor to the VP for Program Development and Strategy. Posting # 0010719. Closes June 7.

The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences is seeking an Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 12-month, professorial faculty position in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University. This position will serve Malheur County. Malheur County is located in the southeastern portion of Oregon and almost 10,000 square miles of primarily rangeland. This position is 0.75 FTE tenure-track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed-term funding. Posting #0010665. Closes June 10.

Oregon State University Extension Service – Marion County is looking for an AmeriCorps member to recruit and train college students as mentors to youth grades 7 through 12. The Mentor Development & Youth Retention Project Coordinator would work in Salem. For more information: Dan Hoynacki,  503-551-3455, Dan.hoynacki@oregonstate.edu.

The Department of Pre-College Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Coordinator position. Posting #0010678. Closes June 14. Full consideration date is May 31.

Be Well Today

My Plate: Basically, we human beings are “supposed” to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.  Unless coffee beans count as a veggie this is one tough challenge.  However, here are 10 tips for eating healthy and getting closer to recommended daily allowances.  (Note:  Currently at OSU, approximately 6 percent of faculty, staff and students meet the “five a day” requirement)

Weather

Corvallis:

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning.” Frederick Douglass. Cold and rainy again today. Showers expected with a high of 51 and a low of 45. Tomorrow similar but slightly warmer.

Central Oregon: Scattered snow showers before 11 a.m., then rain and snow. High of 46, low of 27.

Newport: Showers and temperatures hovering around 50.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/

 

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