Skiing loves me; skiing loves me not (The Source Weekly)
“It does depend on how you arrive at that last day of competition,” explains Brad Cardinal, an Oregon State professor who researches sports’ psychological and social impacts.
OSU offers support for those mourning student’s death (Gazette-Times)
The Oregon State University community is mourning the loss of a 20-year-old student who took his life early Thursday morning by jumping from a residence building on campus.
In a study published last week in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, lead author Melissa Cheyney, an Oregon State University medical anthropologist and licensed midwife, concluded that home births attended by professional midwives are relatively safe and “a strong option” for women whose pregnancies are low-risk.
OSU-Cascades crosses major milestone in campus expansion (Portland Business Journal)
Oregon State University - Cascades reports it has met a $4 million fundraising goal to support construction of its new Bend campus.
A salmon mystery solved (Register-Guard)
An Oregon State University study may have solved this mystery. They say juvenile salmon, which hatch in streams and swim to the ocean to feed, navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field to orient themselves. (see also Terra Daily, FIS)
If you look at the history of fuel that humans have used, you follow that chain from wood to coal and oil to natural gas and on down the line,” says Ted Brekken, a professor of electrical engineering at Oregon State University who specializes in renewable energy systems. What happens as you do this, he says, is that you get less carbon.
Snow and women’s basketball (Gazette-Times)
Diehard fans and cabin-fever sufferers made it to Oregon State University women’s basketball game against Colorado on Saturday despite snow and hazardous road conditions that, since Thursday, have canceled and postponed events and closed government offices and schools.
“It’s stunning to see a pronouncement like this–that the proposal is not scientifically sound,” says Michael Nelson, an ecologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, who was not one of the reviewers. Many commentators regard it as a major set-back for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), which stumbled last year in a previous attempt to get the science behind its proposal reviewed.
Dig up hops plants now for home brewing later (Oregonian)
Oregon State University’s hops breeder, Shaun Townsend, said he regularly fields questions from the public about growing hops. He also teaches workshops on “hops growing 101″ to prospective hops farmers and gardeners.
Peavy Arboretum is a hidden gem (Statesman Journal)
Highway 99W is generally a route that gets you from point A to point B, but it does have it’s hidden gems. On the stretch of Highway 99W between Salem and Corvallis is Peavy Arboretum — a 40 acre area partly within the McDonald Forest area with multiple trails and other features.
How to protect plants in cold weather (Oregonian)
Ross Penhallegon, a horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, says insulation is key to protecting your landscape from frigid conditions.
Zebra chip worries (Potato Business)
Volunteer potato plants growing from seed infected with zebra chip are likely too few in number and survive too briefly to contribute to the spread of the crop disease, according to new Oregon State University research findings.
Valley researchers trying to head off stink bug invasion (Yakima Herald)
The pests have reached about 40 states now, too. Parks in California and Oregon have seen swarms, while Oregon’s berry crop has sustained damage, according to Oregon State University researchers. Vancouver, Wash., and the Interstate 5 corridor of Washington are starting to see high populations.
In Corvallis, Oregon, home of Oregon State University and 53,000 residents, developers are going to build new student housing on what is now open land. Not barren land either. The area supports diverse ecology, and includes 23 acres of wetland, and threatened oak savannah.
Can chlorophyll protect us from cancer? (Care2.com)
A study at Oregon State University found that the chlorophyll in green vegetables “offers protection against cancer when tested against the modest carcinogen exposure levels most likely to be found in the environment.” The protective mechanism of chlorophyll is fairly simple – it just binds with and sequesters carcinogens within the gastrointestinal tract until they are eliminated from the body.
Beavers Wanted: 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! Loni Hartman from A Consolidated Graphics Company will speak on Monday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon in the OSU Library: Willamette East & West Rooms. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
NEW! Vice Provost for Student Affairs forum: Salvador Mena, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, College of Staten Island of the City University of New York, will speak today, Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kidder 202
Resume: Can You Pass the 10 Second Rule? Writing a stellar resume can be challenging! Learn how to grab the employer’s interest in 10 seconds! Lea McLeod from Degrees of Transition LLC will present on Monday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
I Don’t Need a Job, Why come to the Career Fair? Unsure of when to start attending the Career Fair? Join us to hear Loni Hartman’s perspective from A Consolidated Graphics Company. The presentation will be held on Monday Feb. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
Center for the Humanities Lecture: Nancy Rosenberger, Center Research Fellow and professor of Anthropology in the School of Language, Culture, and Society, will present “Questions of Resistance in Neoliberal Society: Organic Farmers in Japan” on Monday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Ave.
Plant Science Seminar Series: Charles Benbrook Research Professor and Program Leader Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, will speak on “OM-6:OM-3 Ratios of Organic and Conventional Milk: The Nutritional Significance,” Feb. 10, 4 p.m., in ALS 4000.
ISOSU Coffee Hour: Monday, Feb. 10, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the International Resource Center. Come enjoy some international food while mingling with OSU students.
Science Pub: Jeremy Monroe, Freshwaters Illustrated; and Carl Schreck, Oregon State Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will take us on a trip underwater to see lamprey in their native habitat in a talk titled, “Cry of the Pacific Lamprey: What this ancient fish is telling us about our waters,” Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 Second St., Corvallis.
NEW! Watercolor Wellness Wednesdays: Come explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students on a drop-in basis at the Craft Center.
Faculty Sessions with President Ray: The Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two winter term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Register at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/ray for either Feb. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or March 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.
Lectures and Webinars
NEW! Flourishing@OSU: Lecture series: Yoga: The Path to Mental Health and Flourishing,” by Subbappa Ribeiro , owner, BKS Iyengar Yoga Center of the Willamette Valley. Feb. 12, noon to 1 p.m., Kidder 202
NEW! TAC Webinar: Presenting Prezi, with Chris Buttacavoli and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Prezi is a cloud-based presentation tool that uses a giant canvas to create a dynamic viewing experience. It is one of the major alternatives to PowerPoint for slide shows. In this session you will learn how to design for and build in Prezi in a collaborative environment. Learn by doing! Register for this webinar to receive collaboration instructions. Wed. Feb 12. 2 to 3 p.m. Register Here: http://bit.ly/1fiJNhg
NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: John Freemuth, Professor, Department of Political Science and Department of Public Policy and Administration, Boise State University, Boise, “Why ‘Best Science’ is Not Enough in Natural Resources Policy.” Feb. 12, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.
NEW! The Dangers of a Single Perspective: Interact with international and globally minded local students in a round table discussion about individual global norms, traditions and differences happening and concerning OSU students. This is an inclusive nonjudgmental environment in which all opinions will be heard. Thursday, Feb. 13, 5 to 6 p.m., at the International Resource Center.
So You Think You Can Interview? Want to feel more prepared? Learn how to polish your interviewing skills and ace your interview! Miriam Lea from Rentrak will present on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West from 11 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Oregon State University Career Services.
Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: ”Spiritual Development in Children.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s health and well-being. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feb. 11, noon, MU 208.
How You Can Use Social Media to Get a Job: Discover how to efficiently use social media to get a job! Karlina Christensen from the Statesman Journal Media will present on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. in OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
Job Search Strategies: Increase your confidence and effectiveness by learning productive strategies to search for internships and jobs. The Job Search Strategies presentation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. in OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
I’ve a Mother There: In many Mormon communities, the Mother in Heaven is described as welcoming departed spirits back to the heavenly realm. Susanna Morrill, Chair of the Religious Studies Department at Lewis and Clark College, will explore how early Mormon women writers helped to shape this present-day understanding of the Mother in Heaven in: “How Mormon Women Shaped Conceptions of the Mother in Heaven,” Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., MU Journey Room.
2014 Cuba Information Session: Students & Faculty are you interested in learning more about a 10 credit course that travels to Havana Cuba for twelve days in 2014? Attend one of two OSU information sessions Feb. 12, 4-5 p.m., Fairbanks Hall Room 304 or Feb. 13, 4-5 p.m., Gilkey Hall Room 314. Contact Dwaine Plaza, 541-737-5369, or http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/soc204/plazad/Cuba2013/Cuba2013.html
Forum on Learning Management System: During winter and spring quarter, OSU will undertake a university-wide process to review options for learning management systems to best support our educational needs. Several products, including the current system, Blackboard, are being considered as the platform of choice for OSU. Employees are invited to join an overview session to learn why this effort is underway, how the review is being done, and how to participate. Learn more about this project at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/elearnosu/ or contact Lynn Greenough at Lynn.Greenough@oregonstate.edu. Overview session: Friday, Feb. 14, 2 to 3 p.m., Kidder 202. Remote participation: http://live.oregonstate.edu
Speed Mock Interviews: Sign up on Beaver JobNet (http://oregonstate.edu/career/seminars-and-events) for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with Employers and Career Specialist and receive valuable feedback to prepare you for the real thing! Bring resume. This event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Library Willamette East and West rooms. Sponsored by OSU Career Services. (ONCE)
Food drive events
NEW! OSUsed Store Discount Sale: Wed., Feb. 12, noon to 3 p.m. at the Property Services Bldg. Donate 3+ Food Drive items at our public sales in Feb. to receive a coupon for use in our store! For each set of 3 donations, receive 1 coupon for up to $20 off. Please see full details at http://surplus.oregonstate.edu. We sell used furniture, computers, sporting goods, bikes, housewares and more.
NEW! Administration Soup Lunch: Come by Richardson Hall 2nd floor knuckle early on Wed., Feb. 12, noon to 1 p.m. for the best selection of soup! Prices: Soup $5 for all you can eat; $3/bowl (includes bread). Desserts $1! All proceeds benefit Linn-Benton Food Share. For questions, contact Jessica.email@example.com
NEW! Archive Film Festival and Bake Sale: Join us on Feb. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. to watch a film from OSU Archives in the Valley Library, Willamette E&W, 3662. Buy some goodies and help out Linn-Benton Food Share. Event sponsored by OSU Libraries & Press/ E-Campus/ Extension & Experiment Station Communications. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Folding for Food- Public Health and Human Sciences: Put your creativity and your dollar bills to good use – submit your best origami-folded bills to 101 Milam by Feb. 21 for contest prizes. Then vote (with coins or dollars) for your favorite in 101 Milam between Feb 24-27. All money will be donated to OSU Food Drive. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Papa’s Pizza Coupons for Sale: The University Honors College Student Association is selling coupon sheets to Papa’s Pizza (located in South Town) for $15 each for the Food Drive from Feb. 6-20. This coupon sheet is worth over $100 in savings, including a coupon for a free small pizza. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Economics Program Plant Sale: Come by Ballard Ext. Hall, Room 303, M-F 8-5, Feb. 3-28, to purchase a variety of easy care plants, mostly succulents. $5 suggested donation for most plants with all proceeds going to the Food Drive. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/econ/plant-sale if you have questions.
3rd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest: Does your pet have what it takes to be the prettiest? Enter the Grad School’s 3rd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest with your pet’s photo & $1 entry fee at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg. Vote for the prettiest pet by donating funds/food from Feb. 5-28. The “prettiest” pet wins a prize & bragging rights for 1 year! For questions, contact Jessica.email@example.com.
Book & Media Sale: Check out books and media for sale at the Valley Library’s 4th floor reception area, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F, Jan. 30-Feb.28. Inventory is constantly changing throughout the month. Benefits go to Linn Benton Food Share. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change Drive: From Feb. 3-28, the Chemistry Dept. is collecting spare change from anyone who wants to donate. So check those couch cushions and the bottom of your washing machine and bring it to Gilbert Hall. Or keep your eye out for one of our “punny” donation envelopes in campus mail. Questions? Contact Luanne.email@example.com.
Quilt Raffle: Beautiful quilt made by Robin Baker of Primetime Quilters. On display in the Research Office located at A312 Kerr Administration Building. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 from Jan. 30-Feb. 28. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flower Power for Linn Benton Food Share: For every purchase made at Flower Power Fundraising, 50% will be given back to OSU Libraries, Extension & Experiment Station Communications & E-Campus to support Linn Benton Food Share. Lots of varieties of bulbs, strawberries, vegetables and flower seeds to choose from!
News for Employees
NEW! Long Term Research Rooms: Apply for a long-term (6 to 12 months) research room at the Valley Library. Doctoral candidates and faculty members engaged in special projects may apply. Applications (available here) will be considered based on project merits and specific need for library space and materials. The application deadline is Feb. 14 and decisions will be made Feb. 28. Please complete and return to the library circulation desk, or return by email to email@example.com.
NEW! Financial support for Open Access publishing in biological and health sciences: OSU Libraries has entered into agreements with Open Access publishers BioMed Central and PeerJ that reduce cost barriers for OSU faculty to publish in their journals. These publications focus primarily on research in biological and health sciences. For more details, see: http://cdss.library.oregonstate.edu/oa-publishing-support
Forestry research symposium: The Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium will take place April 21-22, on the OSU campus, hosted by OSU’s College of Forestry! This symposium will allow graduate students to share your ideas, communicate research, and celebrate the diverse concepts of forestry and related fields occurring across campus. The theme is Branching out: Communicating forest research beyond academics. Second call for abstracts is Feb 15. For more information: http://gradsymp.forestry.oregonstate.edu.
Key Deposit Policy Change: Effective immediately, Facilities Services Access, Lock and Key (The Key Shop) will discontinue requiring deposits for the issuance of keys. Departments continue to be responsible for the return of all keys and access cards from their exiting staff members. Returning keys and access cards to the key shop is best managed through the use of OSU’s departmental termination checklist. For more information contact Access, Lock and Key at (541) 737-3565 or go to http://oregonstate.edu/facilities/key/.
Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching: Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2014 cohort of the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT). The GCCUT program is an 18-credit graduate certificate that provides advanced coursework and experiential learning opportunities to graduate students who plan to pursue careers in teaching in higher education settings, or in other similar fields. The program is designed to be completed in one or two years, and can either be pursued concurrently with other graduate degrees or on its own as a standalone option. More information here: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/gccut. Deadline for priority consideration is April 1.
Oregon Sea Grant RFP: The Oregon Sea Grant College Program invites proposals from researchers who are affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education for research projects that address cutting-edge social science and human-dimension topics related to important marine and coastal issues. Approximately $300,000 is available to support 2 – 4 projects over the two-year time span of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016. Proposals of $90,000 or less per year will have a competitive advantage. Letter of Interest Due: Friday, Feb. 14, by 5 p.m. Full Proposal Due: Monday, March 3, 5 p.m. For more information: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/research/special-rfps
Horticulture Club Winter Plant Sale: The OSU Horticulture club will be holding a lily and indoor plant sale through Feb. 12, noon to 5 p.m., in the East green houses outside of Cordley Hall. Plants: Asiatic Lilies- $7 each or 3 for $20; Christmas Cactus- $3; Variegated Begonia- $3; Sanseveria- $3.
Financial support for Open Access publishing in biological and health sciences: OSU Libraries has entered into agreements with Open Access publishers BioMed Central and PeerJ that reduce cost barriers for OSU faculty to publish in their journals. These publications focus primarily on research in biological and health sciences. For more details, see: http://cdss.library.oregonstate.edu/oa-publishing-support
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
Accountant 1 – The University Administrative Business Center (UABC)/Accounting Team is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011904. Full consideration Feb. 10. Closes Feb. 14.
Accountant 2 – The Oregon University System, Treasury Operations Division invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Accountant 2 position. Posting #0011852. Closes Feb. 10.
Accountant 1– The Office of Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011876. Closes Feb. 10.
Accountant 1-Business Affairs/Payroll-Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting # 0011876. Closes Feb.10.
The University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Specialist position. Posting # 0011905. Closes Feb. 12.
Community Outreach Director – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Community Outreach Director position. Posting #0011888. Closes Feb. 12.
Accountant 2 - The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Accountant 2 position. Posting #0011886. Full consideration date is Feb. 13. Closes Feb. 20.
Systems Development Engineer – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Systems Development Engineer position. Posting #0011906. Closes Feb. 13.
Analyst-Bioinformatics Trainer – The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0011766. Closes Feb. 14.
Education Program Assistant 1 – Washington County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, (0.80 FTE), Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Hillsboro. Posting # 0011900. Closes Feb. 14.
Human Resources Consultant 1 – University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0011895. Closes Feb. 14.
CPO Outreach Educator - Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) CPO Outreach Educator position that will serve the Metro Region. Posting 0011851. Closes Feb. 14.
Coordinator – Outreach Program – Oregon State Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Coordinator – Outreach Program and Program Leader position that will serve the Extension Warm Springs. Posting # 0011893. Closes Feb. 16.
Student Success Manager – Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Student Success Manager position. Posting #0011892. Closes Feb. 16.
Accounting Technician – Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011914. Closes Feb. 16.
Centro Cultural César Chávez Cultural Center Coordinator – Intercultural Student Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Centro Cultural César Chávez Cultural Center Coordinator. Posting #0011927. Closes Feb. 17.
Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian– Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure track position. Posting #0011855. Closes Feb. 21.
Project Coordinator –Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Project Coordinator position. Posting #0011912. Closes Feb. 23.
Operating Systems-Network Analyst – Information Services-Network Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency level 3 position. Posting #0011924. Closes Feb. 28.
Web Services Manager –Enrollment Management Unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Web Services Manager position. Posting #0011923. Closes Feb. 28.
Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing –Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing position. Posting #0011907. Closes Feb. 28.
Assistant Professor – Oregon State Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor position in Southern Willamette Valley Field Cropping Systems. This position is 0.75 FTE tenure track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed term funding; or it can be a 9-month 1.00 FTE (tenure track) with 2 months of summer salary covered with recurring fixed term funding. Posting # 0011899. For full consideration, apply by Feb. 28. Closes March 14.
Department Head - The Department of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as head of the department. Posting #0011837. Full consideration date is Feb. 28 and closing date is March 14.
Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by March 1.
Executive Assistant to the General Counsel – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant to the General Counsel position. Posting #0011929. Closes for full consideration March 4.
Research Associate (Post Doc) – The Department of Botany & Plant Pathology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Posting #0011812. Closes March 7.
Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the South Central Oregon Region (Klamath and Lake Counties). Posting 0011856. Closes March 15.
Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon State University Extension service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the Central Oregon Region (Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and Warm Springs), located in Redmond. Posting # 0011824. Closes March 15.
Three Summer Positions Open: 4-H Camp Skills Instructors. Teaching at Oregon 4-H Center near Salem. Wage, room and board provided. Job description and application at: http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/4h-camping
Corvallis:“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” ~ Carl Reiner. Rain today with a high of 46 and a low tonight of 42. Rain again tomorrow.
Central Oregon: Areas of freezing fog today with a chance of rain tonight. High of 44, low of 30. Rain tomorrow.
Newport: Rain today, high of 48, low of 46. Rain again tomorrow.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/Email version