It was another month in Oregon’s “slow and steady” recovery, said Patrick Emerson, an economics professor at Oregon State University. “Emphasis on the slow.”
At the age of 13 or 14, Sydney Crabaugh was mesmerized by the fashions in a Katharine Hepburn movie. “I found that I could actually find clothing like this,” said Crabaugh, a 20-year-old Oregon State University student. “My first vintage piece was a 1950s overcoat with a little fur collar. From that point on, the obsession grew.
N. Oregon coast presentation features underwater volcanoes (Oregon Beach Connection)
Those wild, weird and wonderful undersea volcanoes will show up in Cannon Beach on Thursday, March 13. Not in person, of course, but via a talk given by Dr. Bill Chadwick of the Hatfield Marine Science Center and NOAA at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. (Undersea volcano photos here courtesy VENTS program, NOAA).
OSU to charge up to $550 annually to park in prime spots (Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University has unveiled a draft parking and transportation plan that could double the cost of parking permits for some faculty, staff and students.
Researchers from the Oregon State University have discovered that traditional silicone bracelets, like Livestrong bands, can be used to track chemical compounds in the environment–the ones we inhale every day but don’t know about, and which may very well be doing us harm.
Virtually all of the testimony at the Feb. 4 meeting was critical of the plan, whose basic outlines including expanding parking districts so that they virtually ring Oregon State University, limit parking to permit-holders and charge as much as $300 annually for nonresident permits.
A $35,000 crew boat was totaled and nine members of the Oregon State University rowing team were rescued when the vessel smashed into a bridge support on the Willamette River. (see also Gazette-Times)
Barbie could dampen a young girl’s career dreams (Medical Xpress)
Although the marketing slogan suggests that Barbie can “Be Anything,” girls who play with this extremely popular doll see fewer career options available to themselves compared to boys. So say Aurora Sherman of Oregon State University and Eileen Zurbriggen of the University of California, Santa Cruz, who conducted one of the first experiments on how playing with fashion dolls influences girls’ perceptions about their future occupational options.
Johnny Hekker’s Polar Plunge outside St. Louis (Oregonian)
As testament to his commitment to the St. Louis bi-state region, Hekker led a group of fundraisers and Rams fans into the freezing waters of Carlyle Lake in Carlyle, Ill. as part of the annual Carlyle Lake Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics Illinois. Hekker has become quite fond of Special Olympics’ mission after working with them since his college days at Oregon State University.
DA honored for animal rights (Gazette-Times)
To date, Kamins has filed animal rights cases in 14 of Oregon’s 36 counties, including a Polk County case in which more than 200 dead or starving alpacas were found on a Falls City ranch in December. The owners of the ranch were indicted on animal neglect charges in January, and about 175 surviving alpacas were sent to the Oregon State University School of Veterinary Medicine in Corvallis last month for care.
Classes teach food preservation skills (Statesman Journal)
Odessa Kershner has a passion for living sustainably, one of those ways being the preservation of fruits, produce and meats for home use. The Monmouth resident has for the past few years shared that knowledge with the local community through affiliation with the OSU Extension Service as a Master Food Preserver volunteer.
City Club sets final health panel (Statesman Journal)
Guests are Stephanie Bernell, associate professor at Oregon State University and coordinator of health management and policy programs.
Garden Discovery Days offers essential tips (Clackamas Review)
Offered by OSU Extension Master Gardeners of Clackamas County, the event will take place between 9 a.m. and noon at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture Hearing (Insurance News Net)
Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee, I am Scott Reed. My role at Oregon State University is to serve as vice provost for university outreach and engagement and director of the Oregon Extension Service. I am an example of many others who lead such programs at the nation’s 106 land grant-universities as part of the Cooperative Extension System.
National Nutrition Month event: Come to the Memorial Union Quad between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today to learn more about healthy, tasty ways to improve your food choices. Free samples. Guests include Bob’s Red Mill, First Alternative Co-op, Wild Squirrel Nut Butters, registered dieticians from OSU and Food@OSU. For photos from yesterday’s event: http://bit.ly/1n8VZUt
Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Weihong Qiu, Dept of Physics OSU, will present a seminar “Shining Light on the Mechanism of Molecular Motor Proteins” on Wednesday, March 5, 3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.
Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Josh Lawler, Associate Professor, School of Environment and Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, will speak on “Will Animals be able to Track Projected Changes in Climate?” March 5, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.
MBA Information Session: Find out how to obtain your MBA degree. A full-time student can earn the degree in 9 months and staff members can earn their degree taking part-time classes in less than two years (with the right foundation). Wednesday, March 5 from 6-7 p.m. in Bexell Hall 207. An RSVP is appreciated but not required. For questions and to RSVP: OSUMBA@oregonstate.edu
Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. More information on our website.
NEW! SOIL 205 Service Learning Symposium Poster Session: For more than six years, the Department of Crop and Soil Science SOIL 205: Introduction to Soil Science has been coordinating and participating in dozens of Service Learning Projects in the Corvallis area. See what they’ve been up to on March 7, 11 to 11:50 a.m., MU Ballroom.
NEW! Celtic music: Lark, a local Celtic Music band, will perform Friday, March 7, noon to 1 p.m. in the MU Lounge.
NEW! Parking forums: A series of parking forums is giving the campus community the chance to voice their opinion and help guide plans for a new parking system. The meetings are as follows: March 7, 2 – 3 p.m., MU Lounge, March 11, 11 a.m.-noon in Weniger Hall 151, and also March 11, 4 to 5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center C&E Hall. A presentation on parking will take place at the Faculty Senate Meeting March 13, 3 p.m., La Sells Stewart center.
NEW! Recovery Advocates to Visit Campus: Join OSU’s Collegiate Recovery Community in welcoming representatives of Young People in Recovery (YPR). On Friday, March 7, at 2 p.m., Justin Luke Riley, YPR President and CEO, and A.J. Senerchia, YPR Vice President of Communications, will meet with students, community members, faculty and staff, in the Collegiate Recovery Clubhouse located at McNary Hall, Room 125. YPR is a national advocacy organization that promotes access to treatment, education, employment, and housing as a means to support our community and make the decision to enter into recovery, or maintain recovery, more feasible.
NEW! Departure of Victoria Nguyen: Join the ISS family this Friday, March 7, 4 p.m., in the Native American Longhouse to recognize Victoria Nguyen’s leadership in moving forward the vision of the Cultural Resource Centers. She has taken a position as Associate Director for Diversity Programs at Oregon Health Sciences University.
NEW! Weight Watchers Information: A 13 week series of WW begins April 1. WW Open House meetings will be held March 18, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Moore Family Center, Milam room 105. There will be no meeting on March 25. If you are a PEBB subscriber the cost of the meetings will be fully subsidized. Call the WW/Pebb number 866-454-2144 and ask for a confirmation code. Present the code at the first meeting. For more information, please contact Kathi at 541-737-3106
The OSU Electron Microscope Facility Open House: Come see demonstrations on the electron microscopes, fluorescence microscope, electron microprobe (Burt Hall 150A), and tomography software. Talk to staff about your microscopy and or analysis needs. Thursday March 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Linus Pauling Science Center Suite 145. Snacks and beverages are provided.
Book discussion: Authors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T. Haskell will lead a book discussion on “Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief about Racism,” based on readings from the book, lead group discussion and Q & A. Book signing for this 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award nominee follows. March 6, 4-6 p.m, MU Lounge. A limited number of books for loan per event details at http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/85409/; official website: http://www.combineddestinies.com
Celebration of life: A celebration of life is being held for Peter “Ping Ping” Gidlund, an OSU student who died on Feb. 6, 2014. Friends are invited to gather and share memories of Peter as we spend time together in community. Join us on Thursday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Marketplace West Dining (NW Conference Room).
Comedy by OSU Theatre: Performances of the student-directed play “Beyond Therapy,” a comedic portrait of love and neuroses, will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 6-8 and at 2 p.m. March 9 in the OSU Lab Theatre. The show also serves as the official opening for the newly renovated Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall, 30th and Campus Way. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for seniors, $5 for students/youth and $4 for OSU students. They are available for purchase through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or online at http://www.oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre.
Multiracial Beavers Kick-off Meeting: Identify as bi/multiracial, mixed heritage or Hapa? Want to explore your multiple and fluid identities in a supportive environment? The Multiracial Beaver group is an informal space intended to build community with multiracial OSU students, staff, and faculty. March 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Women’s Center. For more information or accommodations for disabilities, contact: 514-737-7298 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectures and Webinars
NEW! GTA Mentors Program Informational Session: The Center for Teaching & Learning will be hosting an informational session for those GTAs interested in learning more about the GTA Mentors Program. The session will be held this Thursday, March 6 from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Valley Library Willamette West Room. If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please see the following link: GTA Mentor Program
NEW! Winter Blues: At the March 6 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, David Kerr of the School of Psychological Science will discuss his work on seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Triad meets in the MU, Room 211, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have a catered lunch. To reserve a seat, contact email@example.com, 541-737-0783.
NEW! Race workshop: “Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief about Racism” workshop, March 7 , 9 a.m. to noon, MU 206. This session with authors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T. Haskell is meant for those who have read the book. Pre-registration required. Event and registration details: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/90592/
NEW! Psychological Science Winter Colloquium Series: Angus Kittleman will speak on “The Guess & Check: Evaluating the Usability and Effectiveness of a Primary Prevention Assessment Tool for Classroom Teachers,” March 7, 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.
NEW! Is Interreligious Dialogue Between Christians and Muslims Possible?: Joseph Corrado, an instructor in religion, ethics and logic at Portland Community College, will discuss the importance of – and barriers to – a sustained effective discourse between Muslims and Christians. March 7, 6 p.m., MU213.
Graduate student success workshops: Hugh Kearns, internationally recognized speaker, educator and researcher will present five workshops on March 6, 7 and 10 geared toward graduate student success in writing, time management, presentations and personal confidence. There will also be a workshop specifically for faculty who mentor research students. All six will be streamed live by OSU’s Media Services and questions can be asked in real time. Seating is limited. For information and to register, visit Hugh Kearns Workshops – Graduate Student Success.
Ecampus and TAC Short Course: ELI Short Course, Designing and Delivering a Quality MOOC, with Dianna Fisher (Ecampus) and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Presentations will be offered live inside a virtual learning space that’s designed to promote interaction between the ELI presenters and participants while exploring the content. Location: Kidder Hall 202 Mar. 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/eli2014-moocs
Johnson Hall Accessibility Workshop: An accessibility workshop for the new Johnson Hall building will be held on Thursday, March 6, at 3 p.m. in the Valley Library Willamette East Classroom (3622). The accessibility workshop is a design brainstorming session meant to focus on the specific challenge of access, and set the project on a course to meet and exceed OSU goals.
Nietzsche and Spirituality in the US: Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, the Merle Curti Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss insights from her recent work American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas, published by the University of Chicago Press. March 6, 4 p.m., MU Journey Room.
News for Employees
NEW! Pioneers of Change: In case you missed it, the event “Pioneers of Change: Black Football Players at OSU from 1951-Present” is now available online. Find out more via the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog: http://wpmu.library.oregonstate.edu/oregon-multicultural-archives/2014/02/20/osu-football-desegregation-event/
OSU Event Planners Tradeshow: The tradeshow offers attendees an educational keynote brunch, followed by a complimentary tradeshow for all attendees. The keynote brunch features widely respected presenter David Rabiner. Participants can mingle with other meeting and event planners while exploring a vast range of vendors and suppliers from around the state. Educational Brunch (click here to register): PFLA Member (Professional Faculty Leadership Association): $25; Early Bird/Non-PFLA Member: $40; Regular and/or On-Site: $50. To attend the complimentary tradeshow only: click here to register.
Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NSF-NUE) in Engineering Request for Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation (NSF) – Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NSF-NUE) in Engineering program. The NSF-NUE program aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-nue . Information: Mary Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: April 4.
Faculty and staff sought to dance in luau: The 59th Annual Luau will be held on April 19, and Hui o Hawaii would like to feature a dance with faculty and staff. Practices will be held at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (need not be present full two hours). If you interested or need information, please contact Ashley at 8082058281 before March 14.
Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship Volunteers Needed: OSU will be hosting the 2014 Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship at Trysting Tree Golf Course, April 25-27. We are currently seeking volunteers to help with live scoring and other event duties. Please contact Kathy Brier for more information. Kathy.Brier@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8785.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
Graduate Admissions Advisor – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Graduate Admissions Advisor. Posting #0011952. Closes March 5.
Graduate Business Advisor – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Graduate Business Advisor. Posting #0011951. Closes March 5.
The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant who will develop web- and desktop-based data analysis and visualization software tools supporting alternative future landscape assessments at multiple scales ranging from small river basins to the Pacific Northwest region using the Envision modeling framework . Posting #0011984. Closes March 6.
Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill two part-time (approximately 10 hours per week) seasonal (March – August) Education Program Assistant 1 positions for Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Posting # 0012032. Closes March 7.
Temporary Food Service Worker 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill four part-time, (approximately 30 hours per week), Temporary Food Service Worker 1 positions for Oregon State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at Oregon State University. These positions will be located in Salem, Oregon. Posting # 0012018. Closes March 7.
Accounting Technician – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011969. Closes March 7.
Associate Director-Marketing – Alumni Relations invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director-Marketing position. Posting #0011967. Closes for full consideration March 7.
Accounting Technician– The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011969. Closes March 7.
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.
Accountant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0012006. Closes March 8.
The Natural Resources Program in the College of Forestry invites applications for an Academic Advisor (.75 FTE) primarily for Ecampus students. The Natural Resources Program is an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Forestry, Forest Ecosystems and Society Department. Closing date is March 8. Posting# 0011981.
Education Program Assistant 2 – Clackamas County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, (.45 FTE), Limited Duration, EPA 2 position located in Portland. Posting # 0012031. Closes March 9.
Oregon State University, Department of Integrative Biology in the College of Science, is seeking applicants for a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), Academic Advisor. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Posting #0011979. For full consideration apply by March 10. Closes March 17.
Project Coordinator – University Relations and Marketing -University Events invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Project Coordinator position. Posting #0011999. Closes Mar 10.
Food Service Worker 2 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Food Service Worker 2 position. Posting #0011993. Closes March 10.
Banquet Manager – University Housing & Dining Services, OSU Catering invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Banquet Manager position. Posting #0011996. Closes March 10.
Administrative Assistant to the Dean – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Assistant to the Dean position. Posting #0011968. Closes March 10.
Associate Director – Information Services, Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director position. Posting #0011944. Closes March 10.
Accountant 1 – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting # 0012020. Closes March 11.
Research Publishing and Outreach Manager - The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0011938. Closes March 11.
Project Developer–Professional and Continuing Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Project Developer position. Posting #0011959. Closes March 12.
Office Specialist 2 – Harney County Extension office invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Office Specialist 2 position located in Burns. Posting # 0012016. Closes March 12.
Finance Coordinator – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is accepting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Professional Faculty Finance Coordinator position. Posting #0012014. Closes March 14.
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.
Grants/Contracts Coordinator: The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0011977. Closes March 16.
International Program Advisor – OUS Study Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Program Advisor position. The location of this position will be in Washington State. Posting #0011990. Closes March 16.
Administrative Program Assistant–Career Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0012007. Closes March 19.
Program Technician 2 – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Technician 2 position. Posting #0012008. Closes March 21.
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. Closes March 31.
Associate Dean (Internal Employment Opportunity)–Graduate School invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, Associate Dean position. This is a one-year tenured administrator appointment with reappointment possible. Posting #0011995. Full Consideration March 17, closes April 7.
Institutional Compliance Director– OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Institutional Compliance Director position. Posting #0012001. Closes April 14.
The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced Digital Communications Specialist to join its Communications & Stewardship team. The position is first and foremost a writer, with 80% of work time focused on researching, writing, and editing and 20% devoted to the technical production and publishing of electronic content. To view the complete job description
Traffic and maintenance
Washington Way closure: Due to excavating within Washington Way to cap a steam service line to the shops that are being demolished, Washington Way will be closed from 15th Street to Benton Place on March 5, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The actual excavation is taking place between the alley and Benton Place.
15th and Washington: Due to construction at Washington and 15th, pedestrians are asked to cross the street one block south at 15th and A streets.
Classroom Building Project: The large crane is being erected for use on the Classroom Building project. With its placement, you will begin to see steel framework and concrete continue to progress vertically at the building’s construction site. The boom will extend about 50’ over Austin Hall, about 30’ over ALS, about 40’ over the Women’s Building and about 10’ over the Fairbanks Annex. The crane will be 157’ to the bottom of the hook, so it will clear everything with ease. As a reminder, the crane does ‘weather vane’ when it is not in use so it is completely normal for it to be swinging with the wind when no one is around.
Benton Place closure: As part of the shops demolition and Washington Way realignment projects, Benton Place will be restriped for two way traffic March 12, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Angled parking on the west side will be replaced with southbound parallel parking. Benton Place will remain two way throughout the project (March-September.) Upon completion, striping will be restored to the existing one way configuration. Local deliveries will be accommodated as needed.
Benton Place Street and Parking Changes: During the Washington Way Realignment construction project (March 2014 – September 2014), Benton Place will be changed to two-way traffic. This change will provide temporary two-way connection between Jefferson St. and Washington Way, to alleviate congestion caused by the closure of 15th Street. Benton Place is located just west of Kerr Administration and McAlexander Fieldhouse. At the conclusion of the project, Benton Place striping will be restored to its existing one way northbound configuration. For more information, see http://oregonstate.edu/dept/facilities/cpd/construction-traffic-and-safety.
Corvallis: The storm may rage on today, but Spring is just around the corner. Rain and gusty winds today, with a high of 58 and a low of 48. Showers tomorrow.
Central Oregon: Rain and possible thunderstorms, with a high of 55 and a low of 38. Chance of showers tomorrow.
Newport: Heavy rain today, with a high of 56 and a low of 49. Showers tomorrow.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/Email version