Brubaker-Cole sees role as student affairs leader way to shape students’ experiences outside the classroom (LIFE@OSU)
Six years after leaving Stanford to experience life at a thriving public university she’s adjusting her career trajectory a little more: Brubaker-Cole is becoming vice provost for Student Affairs, replacing outgoing vice provost Larry Roper, who is returning to teaching after more than 18 years in the role.
Augusta Masters likely play on Oregon ryegrass (Capital Press)
Augusta’s Bermuda grass is a warm-season grass, and goes dormant during the winter, explains Alec Kowalewski, director of the turfgrass program at Oregon State University. Perennial ryegrass, on the other hand, is a cool-season variety that does just fine in winter.
Oregon State University has once again topped the ranks in the Governor’s State Employee Food Drive in February, leading the way among all of Oregon’s seven public universities.
Oregon State U seventh best ag school in the world (Western Farmer-Stockman)
Oregon State University is ranked as a world class center in agriculture and forestry, listed in seventh place in an international survey of 200 institutions. For the second year in a row, Quacquarelli Symonds World University rankings offers its list of top ag institutions in the world.
Union seeks better deal for OSU adjuncts (Gazette-Times)
Non-tenure track faculty members at Oregon State University often are overworked and underpaid, and they deserve better treatment, officials of the union representing OSU professors said Wednesday.
Oregon task force to take on GMOs (Statesman Journal)
The task force co-conveners, named in February, are Dan Arp, dean of Oregon State University’s School of Agriculture, and Jennifer Allen, director of Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions. (see also Oregonian)
Possible antibiotics ban (Ag Info)
Now Oregon State University researchers have proven the effectiveness of two organic alternatives for controlling fire blight. Scientists found that spraying a yeast-based product and new water-soluble copper products at the beginning of the growing season provided protection from the bacterial disease.
Marine Science Day is Saturday (Newport News Times)
Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will host its popular Marine Science Day on Saturday, offering the public an opportunity to meet many of the scientists working at the research facility, as well as take tours and explore the exhibits.
Sorority hosts 25th annual ‘Mock Rock’ against child abuse (Gazette-Times)
Kappa Delta Sorority at Oregon State University will host its 25th annual “Mock Rock” event Friday to raise money to fight child abuse. The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. at Gill Coliseum and features a lip-sync and dance competition. Doors open at 6 p.m.; tickets are $12.
Garage sale will help fund OSU medical trip to Nicaragua (Gazette-Times)
A garage sale this weekend will help to send Oregon State University students to Nicaragua on a medical relief mission. From 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday through Monday, (or until it sells out), the club will be holding a garage sale at 2854 N.W. Johnson Ave., of clothes, antiques, bicycles, prom dresses, furniture and other miscellaneous items.
Open Source Conference: Expect the Eclectic (Corvallis Advocate)
Looking for an educational, fun, and interactive way to spend your Saturday? Well, Oregon State University’s Beaver Barcamp 14 is sure to draw you and other Corvallisites to the Kelley Engineering Center on Saturday, April 12 for this exciting, free event.
An Oregon man is helping challenge the idea that people with damaged spinal cords cannot recover. Rob Summers was a pitcher at Oregon State University before a car crash in 2006 paralyzed him from the chest down.
21st century poetry (The Source)
Those shifting sands are also being addressed locally by OSU-Cascades low residency creative writing masters program. “We teach our students to stay in touch with changes in the publishing world,” said Emily Carr, program director of low residency MFA in creative writing at Oregon State University-Cascades.
Arts Center, OSU host award-winning authors (Gazette-Times)
The Oregon Book Awards author tour brings writers Amanda Coplin, Scott Nadelson and Elena Passarello to Corvallis on April 16 for reading and conversation. The event is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave. A reception follows.
Huffing and Puffing (The Source)
Citizen group’s challenge to OSU-Cascades a bit too quick on the litigious trigger.
It’s all about the garden (Canby Herald)
The annual Spring Garden Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, at the Clackamas County Event Center. Created in 1984 by the Clackamas County Master Gardeners, the event has grown from a small fuchsia sale to nearly 200 vendors and more than 15,000 visitors each year.
Cultural fluency workshops: The Linn-Benton Employer’s Partnership for Diversity invites pre-registration for two separate one-day cultural fluency workshops in April and May. Space is limited, so please register early (for one or both topics) by calling 541-766-6093 or emailing Rashad.email@example.com. Workshops include Navigating Difference Part 1, April 10 or May 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Personal Leadership, April 11 or May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to OSU employees. The April sessions are being held in the Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis. The May sessions are being held in the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD Offices, 905 4th Ave SE, Albany.
EndNote, Qualtrics, and Mendeley workshops at The Valley Library: The Spring Grad Student & Faculty Workshop Series is underway! Learn to capture, manage and cite your research sources with Mendeley (April 10). Learn to develop and deploy your next research survey with Qualtrics (April 9). Register to save your seat and review the full series offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu
Candidates for Director of Public Safety: Candidates for the position of Director of Public Safety will host open forums this week. Denson Chatfield will present 11 a.m., April 10, Kidder 202. All presentations will be lived streamed at http://live.oregonstate.edu/
First-Year Student Experience: At the April 10 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice provost for Student Affairs, will discuss plans for a new first-year student experience program. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-737-0783
TAC Webinar: Blackboard Grade Center, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). This session covers the Blackboard grade center in depth for instructors who want to make use of Blackboard features to refine their grading strategies. We’ll work with organizing the grade center; smart views; uploading and downloading grades; reports; grading schemas and grade weighting. April 10, 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1h1dssg.
Director of the School of Arts and Communication Search: David Raskin’s presentation has been cancelled.
Microbial seminar: Sebastian Kopf, California Institute of Technology, will speak on “From lakes to lungs: Assessing microbial activity in diverse environments, April 10, 2 p.m. Room Linus Pauling Building Room 402.
Finding our Voice: Spoken Word and Storytelling Workshop: Facilitated by Climbing PoeTree, this interactive workshop surges from the collective wisdom and collaborative power of our communities, April 10, 3 to 5 p.m., Native American Longhouse. Participants will undergo a writing exercise that stretches the imagination to conceive of new possibilities for liberation, and co-create a group poem. Spaces are limited, RSVP at http://bit.ly/1iB8rcS
Faculty senate: The April 10 Faculty Senate agenda is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2014/0410/. The meeting will be in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. Agenda items: Resolution of Sympathy; Reports: First-Year Experience Initiative; Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA); Bylaws Proposed Revisions; Executive Committee Report; and Promotion and Tenure Proposed Revisions; and reports from the Provost and Faculty Senate President. Faculty may participate remotely by logging on to http://live.oregonstate.edu/ at any time during the meeting.
Starker Lecture Series: John Gordon, Pinchot Professor Emeritus and Former Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will speak on“Forestry Diversity: A Key to Oregon’s Future,” April 10, 3:30 p.m., RH 107. For more: http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/
Celebration for Amy Flint: Please come say goodbye and share your best wishes with Amy Flint with the Registar’s Office before she transitions to Chemeketa Community College. Celebrate on April 10, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Kerr 102.
UpRising Main Performance: Climbing PoeTree interweaves spoken word, hip hop, pan flute beat boxing and award-winning multimedia theater to expose injustice, heal from violence, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible. April 10, 7 to 9 p.m., MU Lounge.
NEW! Spring preview: The Office of Admission is hosting a Spring Preview event for recently admitted and future students on Friday, April 11 in both LaSells Conference Center and the Memorial Union. Anticipated attendance is over 1,000 visitors. Please note that parking and food service may be impacted. The event runs from 8 a.m-4 p.m.
Video screening: “Do the Math,” the video, Friday April 11, noon to 1 p.m., Furman 303. Attend this brown bag movie and discussion of a climate change movie that blends the reporting of climate science and calls for political action. The video is a production of 350.org and narrated by Bill McKibben. 43 minutes. Sponsored by OSUDivest.
Marine Science Day at Hatfield: Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport for Marine Science Day! HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners. Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To volunteer: http://www.volunteersignup.org/JCWWD.
Japan Night: tickets sold out, but after 6 p.m. stand-by guests may be seated first come, first served. Join JSA on April 12 in the MU Ballroom. Doors open 5:30 p.m., show starts 6 p.m. Enjoy traditional harp, taiko drums, student skit and dinner. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: email@example.com
India Night tickets: Enjoy performances including: Bollywood, folk dance, song, and more at Indian Student Association’s “Filmfare” India Night, sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Tickets ($12/$9 OSU students, +$.25 credit card fee) still available MU 103. Doors open 4 p.m, show starts 5 p.m., dinner served 6 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, April 12. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vietnamese Night: tickets sold out, but after 6 p.m. stand-by guests may be seated first come, first served. Enjoy student performances at “The Lotus” hosted by VSA in the MU Ballroom April 13. Doors open 5:30 p.m., show starts 6 p.m. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: email@example.com
Documentary screening: The award-winning documentary “American Promise,” about the struggles of two middle-class African American families as they educate and parent their sons, will be shown at Oregon State University on Tuesday, April 15. The screening begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium in Milam Hall, 2520 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. A question-and-answer session with filmmaker Michèle Stephenson will follow.
Lectures and Webinars
NEW! Center for the Humanities Lecture: Elena Passarello, Center Research Fellow, professor of Creative Writing in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, and author of Let Me Clear My Throat will speak on her new essay collection, Up, Simba! A Famous Bestiary, on Monday, April 14 at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.
NEW! Climate Club Brownbag Lunch: Braiding Disciplines fourth lecture of the series will be held on Tuesday, April 15, from noon to 1 p.m. in the OSU Native American Longhouse and will feature, Associate Professor of Geography, Hannah Gosnell and Postdoctoral Fellow at OCCRI, Julie Vano. They will address land use, future uncertainties of water resources in the West, and agricultural adaptation and resilience planning in the face of climate change. Snacks provided, BYO Lunch. RSVP 541-737-5705.
NEW! Peace Studies Lecture: “Here on the Edge: How a Small Group of WWII Conscientious Objectors Took Art and Peace from the Margins to the Mainstream” an OSU Press author reading and book signing with Steve McQuiddy. April 16, 7:30 p.m., 121 The Valley Library Rotunda, Corvallis, 97331 http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/event/steve-mcquiddy-here-on-edge-corvallis
OSU Libraries’ Faculty Seminar Series: “Bibliographic Management Tools Adoption and Use,” by Hannah Rempel, Instruction and Science Librarian, and Margaret Mellinger, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, both at OSU Libraries. EndNote, Zotero or Mendeley? How do users choose a particular bibliographic management tool and what makes them stick with it? Hannah and Margaret will discuss the results of their study on this topic, a research methodology that can be used to gain a window into researchers’ workflows, and a model for understanding how users adopt productivity technologies. Friday, April 11, 10-11:30 a.m., Valley Library 3622.
School of Public Policy brownbag series: Rick Colwell (of CEOAS) will present “Baby Steps Towards OSU Carbon Neutrality.” The brownbag will be held Friday, April 11, noon-1 p.m., in Fairbanks 304. The event is free and open to the OSU community.
Flourishing@OSU: Lecture series: “Transformational Listening for Flourishing Relationships,” by Aaron Wolf, OSU geosciences, April 11, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Kidder 202. Video recordings of past lectures can be found on the CAPS webpage: http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/mental_health_initiative/flourishing_lectures
Art is a Hammer: Reshaping Reality through Cultural Activism Workshop: How can art be fashioned as a tool at the service of our vision for a more just and peaceful world? This workshop presentation by Climbing PoeTree combines performance, story-telling, slide-shows, and video to illuminate the powerful symbiosis between art and activism. April 11, 10 a.m. to noon, Native American Longhouse. RSVP at http://bit.ly/1iB8rcS
Special Symposium: The Biological and Ecological Engineering department is putting on a special symposium honoring the career of Richard Cuenca on April 11. There will be a buffet lunch from noon-1 pm and the symposium run 1-5 p.m. in OSU Crops Building, Room 122. Lunch is free to students and $40 for non-students. Some of the topics being covered are: Soil, plant, water processes; Measurements in the atmosphere; Synthesis & modeling – capturing the complexity of the hydrosphere. Must RSVP for lunch with Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Linus Pauling Lecture Series: Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi (UC Berkeley), will present “Illuminating Sugars, the ‘Dark Matter’ of the Cell Surface.” April 11, 5 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center (Construction & Engineering Hall) with reception to follow at 6 p.m.
So You Think You Can Interview? Want to feel more prepared? Learn how to polish your interviewing skills and ace your interview! Doug Rice from EAN Holdings will present on Friday, April 18 in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West from 11 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Oregon State University Career Services.
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 April 18 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 Friday, April 18 from 2 to 3 p.m., in OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
News for Employees
NEW! 2014 Master Food Preserver Program: This program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety preservation. In return volunteers “payback” hours assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures. Anyone able to commit to the 48 hour training program AND volunteer at least 48 hours during the food preservation season can apply. Cost $75 View website for more information.
NEW! Momentum!: Read about the College of Engineering’s materials research in the spring 2014 issue of Momentum! The research of faculty members Líney Árnadóttir, Joe Baio, David Cann, John Conley, Pallavi Dhagat, Brady Gibbons, Jason Ideker, Albrecht Jander, Armin Stuedlein, David Trejo, and alumnus Randy Hoffman is featured.
Boss of the Year/Office Professionals of the Year: Association of Office Professionals (AOP) is seeking nominations for Boss of the Year, to recognize creative approaches and consistently superior performance as a supervisor and AOP Member of the Year to recognize members whose creative approaches and consistently high performance as a professional in ways that benefits OSU. For questions please contact Laura.Frye@oregonstate.edu and to nominate at the AOP website: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition Deadline: April 25.
Political activity limits: Attention all public employees. The restrictions imposed by the law of the State of Oregon on your political activities are that “No public employee shall solicit any money, influence, service or other thing of value or otherwise promote or oppose any political committee or promote or oppose the nomination or election of a candidate, the gathering of signatures on an initiative, referendum or recall petition, the adoption of a measure or the recall of a public office holder while on the job during working hours. However, this section does not restrict the right of a public employee to express personal political views.” It is therefore the policy of the state and of your public employer that you may engage in political activity except in the context prohibited by state law when on the job during working hours.
Precollege Summer TAG Programs: Precollege Programs for TAG and high-ability students will be July 7-18. Half-day Expeditions for students entering 4th/5th grades in the fall of 2014, Adventures in Learning for students entering 6th/7thgrades, and Outside the Box for students entering 8th/9th grades. Courses include Astronomy, Lego Robotics, Chess, Engineering, Drama, Art, and more. For more information visit http://oregonstate.edu/precollege/expeditions/, or call 541-737-1289.
Interested in studying or interning abroad? The International Degree & Education Abroad (IDEA) Office has drop-in peer advising hours twice a week in Moreland Hall! International Ambassadors will be available in Moreland’s Malamud Room on Mondays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and on Fridays 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Come speak with students who have been abroad and are knowledgeable about OSU’s program offerings. For more information, see IDEA’s Students webpage.
Learning Management System Evaluation – the all-OSU hands-on evaluation of Learning Management Systems is now open for business! Students, instructors and staff are encouraged to log into sample Canvas and Blackboard 14 sites and check out the features of each system. We have many hands-on labs scheduled so you can drop in, ask questions, and submit surveys. Snacks are provided. Find out more about the Learning Management System Evaluation on our blog Questions? Lynn.email@example.com
Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is April 25, to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Spring 2014. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
Career Services Director–Career Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Career Services Director position. Posting #0012073. Closes April 10.
Baker – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Baker position. Posting #0012207. Closes April 11.
Accounting Technician – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting # 0012095. Closes April 11.
Senior Auditor– The Office of Audit Services invites applications for three full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Senior Auditor positions. Posting # 0012048. Closes for full consideration April 11.
Academic English Program Manager – INTO- OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic English Program Manager position. Posting #0012201. Posting closes April 12.
Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, Counseling and Psychological Services has one opening for a full-time, twelve-month, fixed-term position. Posting #0009220.Closes April 12.
Manager 1 – Retail Food with the Memorial Union Retail Foodservice at OSU, E.Cafe. Posting # 0012139. Closes April 13.
Project Coordinator–Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Project Coordinator position. Posting #0012157. Closes April 13.
Chemist 3, the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Chemist 3 position. Posting # 0012086. Full consideration date April 13. Open until filled.
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.
Administrative Assistant To – the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Administrative Assistant To (Administrative Manager) position. Posting #0012198. Full consideration date April 15. Open until filled.
Administrative Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity)–Animal and Rangeland Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Manager position. Posting #0012198. Full Consideration April 15, closes April 30.
Food Service Worker 2 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one full-time, 10 month, Food Service Worker 2 position. Posting # 0012204. Closes Apr 16.
Office Manager, Medical Records and Reception–Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Office Manger 2 position. Posting #0012161. Closes April 16.
Systems Development Engineer – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Consultant-BSG Development Engineer. Posting #0012160. Closes April 19.
Accountant 1 – Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0012205. Closes April 21.
Experiential Learning Coordinator: The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Experiential Learning Coordinator. Posting #0012166. For full consideration, apply by April 21.
Health Educator-Sexual Violence Education & Prevention Coordinator –Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Health Educator position. Posting #0012155. Closes April 21.
Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Fiscal Coordinator 1. Posting #0012058. Closes April 22.
OSU Alumni Association is seeking a Director of Alumni Career Services. Position description and application information at: www.osualum.com/jobs Apply by April 30.
Employee and Labor Relations Manager – Office of Human Resources (OHR) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Employee and Labor Relations Manager position. Posting #0012199. Closes April 30.
The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Ecohydrology. Posting #0012123. Closes May 1.
Research Associate (Post Doc) – The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) invites applications for 1-2 part/full-time (0.50 – 1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Research Associate (Post Doc) position(s). Posting #0012083. Closes May 3.
The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in Forest Economics. Posting #0012071. Closes May 4.
The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in Forest Management. Posting #0012069. Closes May 4.
Accountant 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accountant 1. Posting #0012184. Closes May 9.
Traffic and maintenance
15th Street: 15th Street between Jefferson Avenue and Western Avenue will be closed for waterline work associated with the Washington Way Realignment Project, April 7-9, from 7 am. – 5 p.m. Closure map and additional information at Campus Closure, Shutdown, and Detour Notices.
Washington Way Closed Through August 2014: Starting Monday, March 31: Washington Way between 15th and Benton Place will be turned over to the City for the road construction portion of the Washington Way Realignment Project. Construction is expected to continue through August, and aside from brief openings for special situations, the City has decided to keep this section of Washington Way closed.
Monroe Weniger lot: Due to a staging area for the Weniger/Gilbert Hallway Ceiling replacement project, five spaces on the east side of the Monroe Weniger lot will be closed through May 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sidewalk closure: Due to the installation of new water and power lines, the south sidewalk of Strand Ag will be closed from March 24 – Oct. 17 to accommodate for site work.
Corvallis: “Do you know what I think Mayflowers are, Marilla? I think they must be the souls of the flowers that died last summer, and this is their heaven.” – Anne of Green Gables. Mostly sunny, with a high of 66 and a low of 40. Sunny again tomorrow.
Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 64 and a low of 38. Sunny tomorrow.
Newport: Sunny today, high of 56, low of 43. Drizzle tomorrow.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/Email version