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Dec. 11-15, 2017

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.

OSU crosses fingers on new $39 million request (Bend Bulletin)

The roller-coaster ride of state funding for OSU-Cascades took a sharp upward swing this weekend with the announcement that Gov. Kate Brown wants $39 million more to build the Bend campus.

Beavers have vanilla-scented butts and other odd facts (National Geographic)

The famously busy mammals build elaborate homes, which are called lodges when they are in open water and very visible, says Jimmy Taylor, research wildlife biologist with USDA’s National Wildlife Research Center and Oregon State University.

CH2M donates $1 million for Oregon State University professorship (Gov Con Executive)

CH2M has pledged a donation of $1 million to create an endowed professorship within the Oregon State University’s College of Engineering.

How climate change is impacting the US West right now (Weather Network)

“That was a landmark paper because it was suddenly clear that things were already changing in response to warming,” said  Philip Mote, a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University and director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute. “This was no longer something we were predicting would eventually happen but something that was already happening.

Lecture to explore effects of colonization (Gazette-Times)

Natchee Barnd, an assistant professor of ethnic studies at Oregon State University, will discuss his new book, “Native Space: Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St.

New outdoor school funding program has high participation in first year (Gazette-Times)

Kristopher Elliott, who administers the distribution of these funds for the Oregon State University Extension Service, said the goal of extension service staff was to have a 45 percent participation level this year. Because of the high level of funding requests, Elliott said the program will have to spend more of the $24 million allocated to it for the 2017-19 biennial budget this year than expected.


Gene Silencing in Nonhuman Primates: Cecily Bishop, research assistant professor at Oregon Health and Science Universities Oregon National Primate Research Center in the Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences will give a seminar on “Ovary-Specific In vivo and In vitro Gene Silencing in Nonhuman Primates.” She will speak on Dec. 11 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Withycombe 109.


Drupal Community Meeting: Join OSU’s community of Drupal users on campus to learn about Facebook Pixel (what it is and how you can use it), Google data studio (prettier, more accessible Analytics), and learn about new features on the UHDS site. Learn more at Drupal@OSU. All levels of OSU Drupal users are welcome. Dec. 12 from 3-5 p.m. in Kidder 202.  After 5 pm, join us for an Acquia-hosted celebration at McMenamin’s on Monroe!

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.


NEW! Random Review: Thomas Sharpton, assistant  professor in the OSU Departments of Microbiology and Statistics will review “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life” by Ed Yong. Dec. 13, noon to 1 p.m. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Free, sponsored by Friends of the Library. Lunches OK.


NEW! XPress Stop at the MU will be closed on Friday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Printing & Mailing Services at Research Way will be open during this time.

Beaver Classic Cheese Sales: Come purchase your favorite Beaver Classic Cheeses. Take home some of our new flavors…Porter Soaked, Hard Cider Soaked or Pinot Soaked Cheddars. Or our newest Award Winner…Smoked Cheddar – American Cheese Society 3rd Place 2016. Fridays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Withycombe 159. For more information robin.frojen@oregonstate.edu

Meat retail: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from noon-5:30 p.m. Products include fresh and cooked/smoked sausages, bacon, retail cuts, jerky, snack sticks, and Beaver Classic cheese! The store is located at 3260 SW Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Please email Nathan.Parker@oregonstate.edu for any questions regarding the store

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

NEW! Biochemistry and Biophysics 1st Year Graduate Research Talks: BB graduate students Amber Vogel, Aidan Estelle, Kayla Jara, Ruben Riordan, and Phillip Zhu will be speaking about their research on Friday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Building, room 4001.

An Exploration of the Self (Identity)-Related Motivations Model and Museums: Featuring John H. Falk (OSU) and Judy Koke (Art Gallery Ontario). This hour and a half seminar/workshop is designed as an examination of John Falk’s evolving Self (Identity)-Related Motivations model and its application to understanding and supporting visitors to free-choice learning settings like museums. Dec. 15, 1:30-3 p.m., in Furman 404.  RSVP here: http://bit.ly/rsvp_self-motivations-wkshp-dec17

Upcoming Events

Be Orange Challenge: This Faculty and Staff Fitness challenge is not about losing pounds or getting the most steps. Be Orange IS about being mindful of the small things you do every day that make you healthy. For this challenge, you will simply track the things you do each day related to diet, activity, sleep, stress and other health behaviors — no crazy goals or fancy gadgets needed! We will also have staff and activities to help keep you motivated. Drop-In Orientations: Jan. 15-19, Challenge will run Jan. 22-Mar. 4, $5 to sign up via: http://health.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff-fitness  

NAACP writing festival: The Corvallis/Albany chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be hosting a writing festival and scholarship competition entitled “Youth Voices of Diversity,” to be held from 11 a.m. to 5:20 p.m., Jan. 15, in the Horizons Room of the Memorial Union. For more information contact Nicole Hams at hamsn@oregonstate.edu.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

Hone your FERPA Knowledge!:  The Office of the Registrar runs a FERPA Learning Community during Winter term. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out a brief survey here before Jan. 3: http://bit.ly/FERPALC2018. If you have questions, please contact allyson.dean@oregonstate.edu

Learn the Essential Elements of Contract Law with this NEW! Expert-Led Online Course. Develop a skillset that all businesses and non-profits need with Oregon State’s Procurement and Contract Management online series. Learn more.

Learn to Lead Through Organizational Change and Ensure Your Team’s Success. This five-week online course teaches you how to avoid pitfalls and improve employee relations during times of transition. Learn more.

Elevate Your Marketing with the NEW! Advanced Marketing Certificate. 
Boost your results with expert-level insight and techniques utilized by marketing pros. Learn more.

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Web Development and Coding Online Certificate Series. 
Gain career-ready skills in weeks with our affordable coding program starting Jan. 8. Learn more.

Take Note 

NEW! Momentum – One of the College of Engineering’s strategic goals is to provide a transformational educational experience that produces graduates who drive change throughout their lives. We provide students opportunities to learn from world-renowned faculty, cooperate with their peers, test ideas in the lab and in the real world, and experience first-hand the value and strength of diversity in problem solving. In this latest issue of Momentum, we highlight some of the outstanding programs we have in place to find, nurture, and support students to maximize the trajectory of their engineering education.

Do you prefer to make a Charitable Fund Drive donation by personal check? No problem! Click herefor the pledge form. For the complete list of all the Charitable Fund Drive organizations, click here. Once you’ve completed the pledge form, mail it and your personal check to the Portland address located at the top of the form. Your donation, in whatever form works best for you, is much needed and appreciated! For online pledged: https://www.ipledgeonline.org/_cfduniversities/.

Chinook Book free to OSU community: The Sustainability Office and several campus partners bring you the gift of free access to Chinook Book!  Chinook Book uses standards and criteria to select merchants that include aspects of sustainability in their business.  All you need is an oregonstate.edu email address plus download and activation instructions.  Already a user?  Email verification using an oregonstate.edu email address may be required.

Faculty Funding: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites OSU faculty to submit proposals to participate in the Hybrid Faculty Learning Community in Spring 2018 and redesign an established Corvallis campus course as a hybrid course. Proposals are due Jan. 8, 2018. Professional development funding is provided. See Call for Hybrid Proposals.

OSU Today: OSU Today will be switching to a weekly schedule for Winter Break. Publication dates are Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Dec. 26, and Jan. 2. Daily publication will resume Jan. 8.

Updates to University Policies & Standards:  Please visit the University Policy & Standards page to learn about policy updates from the past month: http://policy.oregonstate.edu/whats-new  This page is updated frequently with new developments so we encourage you to check back regularly.

Volunteer role players needed:  Help the OSU Oregon State Police and community responders during their on-campus December Response Training.  Role players are needed to serve as bystanders during scenarios.  No acting skills required.  Dec. 19 and 20, noon – 4 p.m.  Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4BA8AC2EABF49-december1

External Fees Updated:  Oregon State University will take written comments on its proposed updates to OSU Standard 576-010 University Fees through the end of business on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the external fee proposals before they become effective on January 1, 2018.  The proposed fees are available electronically as a pdf upon request. Comments or requests should be directed to Susan Barba at susan.barba@oregonstate.edu.


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

Office Copier Administrator (Administrative Program Specialist) – Printing & Mailing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Office Copier Administrator position. Posting # P01279CT.  Closes Dec. 11.

Office Specialist 2 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Extension Lane County Office at Oregon State University. This position will be located in Eugene, Oregon.  Posting# P01265CT.  Closes Dec. 11.

NEW! Temporary Teaching Assistant, The Writing Center- This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) Temporary Teaching Assistant (Graduate Writing Center Consultant) position for the Graduate Writing Center at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # P01299CT. Closes: Dec. 12. 

NEW! Fiscal Coordinator 2 – The Office of Business Affairs in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month  Fiscal Coordinator 2 post # P01303CT, Closes Dec. 13.

Student Success Coordinator – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Student Success Coordinator position. Posting #P01755UF. Closes Dec. 13.

First Year Experience Coordinator The Division of Student Affairs – Office of Academic Achievement is seeking a First Year Experience Coordinator. This is a full-time, (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting#: P01751UF. Closes Dec. 15.

The Arts and Sciences Business Center (ASBC) at Oregon State University (OSU) is hiring an Accountant 1 position. Posting # P01289CT. Closes Dec. 15. 

Transportation Options Assistant (Office Specialist 2):  OSU Transportation Services has an opening for one part-time Office Specialist 2 position. This position will provide general support to the Transportation Options programs that promote carpooling, vanpooling, transit, bicycling, and walking. The position will support efforts to market and promote the various transportation alternatives available to the OSU community. For a complete job positing, a list of qualifications, and to apply online, please visit https://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #P01275CT. Closes Dec. 15.

Art Director – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Art Director position.  Posting P01764UF. Full consideration date is December 11 and posting closes Dec. 18.

Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 30 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for the Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year from the appointment begin date. This position will be located in Eugene, Oregon.  Posting # P01297CT.  Closes Dec. 21.

NEW! Associate Dean-Academic and Student Affairs – The College of Science Deans Office is seeking an Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. This is a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #P01790UF. Full consideration date Dec. 22.

NEW! INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Special Programs Coordinator.  This position is responsible for Special Programs coordination, including communication, marketing, and program implementation. This position works closely with a range of stakeholders to ensure high quality outcomes for staff and students and acts as a main point of contact and resource for these partners. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=35898&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Dec. 22.

The College of Veterinary Medicine along with Veterinary Teaching Hospital is looking for a Certified Veterinary Technician to help with our surgical departments. This is full time temporary position. If you are qualified and interested, please apply on line to posting #P01105CT no later than midnight of Dec. 22.

Visiting Instructor – Mathematics  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a visiting Mathematics Instructor. This position, starting Winter term of 2018 through Spring term of 2018, is a 1.00 FTE fixed-term, non-tenure track appointment and is not renewable. Posting # P01762UF. Closes Dec 27.

NEW! Operations Manager  The Office of The Registrar – The Office of the Registrar is seeking an Operations Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE),12 month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Registrar. Posting# P01795UF.  Closes Dec. 29.

NEW! Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking a Procurement Contract Officer.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Chief Procurement Officer. Posting # P01784UF. Closes Jan 19, full consideration date is Dec 29.

Campus Visit/Transfer Coordinator-   OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a Campus Visit/Transfer Coordinator. This position is a full-time, 1.00 FTE 12-month  fixed-term, professional faculty position. Posting # P01765UF. The full consideration date is Dec 29. Closes Jan. 26, 2018.

UPDATED! Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one full-time, 10-month, classified Cook 1 position.  Posting # P01125CT.  Closing date is Dec. 29 or when filled.

Master Gardener Coordinator – The Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Small Farms and Master Gardener Coordinator position, that will be located at the Extension Lincoln County Office in Newport, Oregon. This position will be affiliated with the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the Forestry & Natural Resources Program at Oregon State University. Reappointment is at the discretion of Regional Director and the Program Leaders.  Posting# P01770UF.  Closes Dec. 30.

Assistant Professor – Architectural Engineering – The College of Engineering’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position Posting #P01733UF.  Full consideration date:  Dec. 30.

Minute Recording and Transcription Services Contractor: The City of Corvallis is accepting résumés for a Minute Recorder/Transcriber Contractor. Work typically involves attending one or more meetings per month. Must own personal laptop and digital recorder. Compensation is $25 per hour, including actual meeting time and no more than three (3) hours transcription time per one (1) hour of meeting time. Successful contractor candidates will demonstrate strong writing and Word Processing skills, ability to accurately record minutes and present them in good grammatical form, provide verifiable references, and pass a criminal background check. Submit resumes to the Central Administrative Services Manager via e-mail to city.manager@corvallisoregon.gov.  Please use “Minute Contractor” in the subject line. Closes: Jan. 1, 2018.

The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Advisor – Academic position.  Posting #P01782UF. Full consideration date Jan 2. Closes Jan 9.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 position for the Office of the Registrar at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # P01291CT. Closes Jan. 2, 2018.

Office Specialist 1 –This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 16 hours per week) Office Specialist 1 position for the Extension Douglas County Office at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Roseburg, Oregon.  Posting# P01287CT.  Closes Jan. 2, 2018.

Associate Head Advisor – College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Office of Student Success, invites applications for a Associate Head Advisor. This is a full time (1.0 FTE) 1- month, fixed term, professional faculty position. Posting #P01744UF, Closes Jan. 5, 2018

NEW! INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Admissions Coordinator. The Admissions Coordinator oversees critical processes within International Admissions and represents the team in many collaborations within the INTO OSU Center. This position leads a team of Admissions Representatives and demonstrates excellent customer service. This position addresses the needs of partners and stakeholders through timely communication and accurate problem solving. Stakeholders that this position will frequently interact with include: the Application Processing Center (APC), INTO Regional Offices, Educational Counsellors, OSU Admissions, and sponsors.  For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=35901&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Jan. 7, 2018

Finance & Accounting Manager – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Finance & Accounting Manager position. Posting #P01766UF.Close Jan. 15, 2018.  This is a working manager position responsible for supervising Business Center financial and accounting functions in the AMBC.

Assistant/Associate Professor – The College of Engineering’s School of Nuclear Science and Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications). Posting #P01684UF. Full consideration date: Jan. 18, 2018.

Technical Writing Evaluator The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a part-time, hourly Academic Wage Technical Writing Evaluator position.  Posting #P00314AW. Closes June 15 or when filled.

ABE Teacher  The College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) is seeking an ABE Teacher. This is a part-time, .49 FTE, 9-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01530UF. Closes June 30, 2018.

The Oregon State University Foundation is searching for an Accounting student worker to help with:  data entry, event/facility support, general ledger recording, special projects and general office duties such as copying, filing and scanning.  Up to 20 hours per week. Applicants must be current OSU students. This position is open immediately with preference given to applicants from the College of Business who have an interest in continuing work throughout the 2017-18 academic year. Work-study students are encouraged to apply.  $10.25-12/hour.  Apply at:  http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=6857

The Oregon State University Foundation/Alumni Association is searching for an Career Services student worker to help with:  resume/cover letter review, web page content management, draft marketing emails, help set-up for events, help create presentations, etc.  PT 20 hours/week, $10.25 per hour.  Submit cover letter and resume to:  Yuliya.dennis@osualum.com

The Oregon State University Foundation/Alumni Association is searching for an Office Assistant student worker to help with:  answering phones, greeting customers, data entry, preparing mailing, scanning/copying, website content management, preparing supply boxes, event name tags and material preparation, etc.  PT 20 hours/week, $10.25 per hour.  Submit cover letter and resume to: Christi.kasten@osualum.com

The OSU Alumni Association has two new opportunities Alumni Center Sr. Event Technician and Alumni Center Event Technician. The Alumni Center Sr. Event Technician is part of the Alumni Center team responsible for successful delivery of events at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  Additionally, this position is the lead worker and student workforce manager responsible for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  The Alumni Center Event Technician provides event and facility support to the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  To learn more and apply, visit:  www.osufoundation.org

The Oregon State University Foundation has an new opportunity for a Facilities and Office Technician. This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Foundation’s Corvallis building, offices, and grounds, and for selected facilities activities in the Foundation’s Portland office.  Learn more or apply at: www.osufoundation.org 


Corvallis: “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter, enjoy.” ~ William Blake. Freezing fog followed by sunshine through Thursday, highs in the 40s, lows in the 20s. Rain possible by Friday.

Central Oregon: Sunny with highs in the low 40s and lows in the teens until Friday when rain, freezing rain and snow are possible.

Newport: Sunny with highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s until Friday when rain may appear.

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

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