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Thursday, March 1, 2018

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.

 New approach to retrofitting (Gazette-Times)

How do you protect older downtown Corvallis buildings from a catastrophic earthquake? How do you do the retrofit without destroying the historical integrity of the building? Is there a way to do the work using new technology such as cross-laminated timber? And how can a success here be replicated somewhere else? That’s what a team of engineers, architects, contractors, preservationists and Oregon State University faculty and students is trying to figure out.

Man who tweeted threats toward OSU was on probation for similar incident last year (Gazette-Times)

A 22-year-old former Oregon State University student accused of posting tweets on Tuesday threatening a shooting on OSU’s Corvallis campus was on probation for making similar threats last year, a prosecutor in the case said Wednesday. (see also Oregonian)

OSU students say the administration handled Twitter threat properly (KEZI)

OSU students feel that the tweets threatening a mass shooting were handled properly by the administration and law enforcement.

Key lawmaker backs OSU-Cascades funding as session wanes (Bend Bulletin)

House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, has stressed her personal support for the OSU-Cascades campus, but expressed concerns about the state’s bonding capacity. In her strongest endorsement yet, a spokesperson for Kotek on Wednesday said the influential lawmaker will advocate for the funding.

Study shows temps at which cherry buds are damaged (Good Fruit Growers)

Oregon State University researcher David Gibeaut has posted online the results of his differential thermal analysis that measures the fatal temperatures of sweet cherry floral buds in the Pacific Northwest.

Winter is finally here for skiers and snowboarders at Bachelor and other Oregon resorts (Bend Bulletin)

The long-term outlook for March calls for lower-than-average temperatures, but the precipitation forecast is somewhat unclear, according to Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University in Corvallis.


Book Drive: Auxiliaries and Activities Business Center (AABC) will be hosting a book drive ending March 2 – on “Read across America Day.” We’re donating to the local CASA/CARDV youth center in Corvallis, which is geared towards elementary to middle school reading levels. While elementary and middle school reading levels are preferred, they also accept high school reading as well as coloring books.  Gently used books are being accepted as well. Please drop off at University Plaza, 1600 S.W. Western Blvd. For more information: 541-737-2915

Civic Engagement Week: The SLI Center for Civic Engagement will be celebrating Civic Engagement Week. Events will take place from Feb. 24 to March 3, with the final day being Animal Action Day, the biggest event. For more information on Civic Engagement Week, you can visit our website. To sign up for Animal Action Day, click here. Days of Service projects are open to faculty, staff, and students and their partners and dependents.

Academic Technology webinar: Hidden Features of the Canvas Gradebook: Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, March 1, at 10 a.m. to learn about often overlooked tools when managing the Canvas gradebook. Register for information on joining this free 30-minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email us at Canvas@oregonstate.edu

University Budget Conversations: On Thursday, March 1, beginning at 1 p.m. in 215 Memorial Union (second floor, west end of building), Budget Director Sherm Bloomer will present on the 2018-2019 OSU Tuition. The University Budget Conversations forums are open to all OSU students and employees. Sherm will lead off the forum with 15 minutes on the topic, with the balance of time for audience questions. If you are interested in previewing the information from the Feb. 15 session, please see the Budget Conversations Schedule page, locate Tuition Planning for 2018-2019. (Note: If you attended the University Budget Conversations forum two weeks ago, the content covered this week will be similar.) You can contact Karren Cholewinski in the Office of Budget & Fiscal Planning for assistance with questions.

TRIAD meeting: Katherine MacTavish, Associate Professor. Human Development and Family Science, will discuss her research and book “Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Parks.”  The meeting will begin at noon on Thursday, March 1, in MU 211. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Contact Jeannine Cropley, Jeannine.cropley@cgrb.oregonstate.edu, to reserve a lunch.

Dance Yo’ Dissertation! Present your dissertation through music, spoken word, acting or other artistic expression. You do not have to dance! You can simply attend to support your colleagues and enjoy their performances. Open to students and alumni of all departments! Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m., at the Chintimini Senior Center, 2601 N.W. Tyler Ave.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Music a la Carte: Sarah Kwak, concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony, and pianist Cary Lewis, performing works by Kreisler, Syzmanowski and Grieg. Friday, March 2, at noon. MU Lounge, free.

NEW! OSU Choirs: The OSU Chamber Choir, Bella Voce and the OSU Meistersingers present the annual Orange & Black Scholarship Concert. Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe Ave. Ticket info at liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACevents.

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

Back to the ’80s: A radical prom. Just like your prom – only better! This totally rad event benefits Faculty Staff Fitness and will bring you back to the decade of neon, leg warmers and big hair. We’ll have wicked prizes, bangin’ snacks, righteous beverages and a no-host bar. Dress in your ’80s finest and be crowned prom king or queen. Join us from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Women’s Building gymnasium. Cost is $15; must be 21+. Sign up online or pay cash at the door.

Lunch Hour Tours 2018: The next tour will be held Wednesday, March 14, at the Radiation Center, from noon to 1 p.m. If you are in the Division of Finance and Administration, come join the fun, meet new people, and learn about the OSU community, new research and new ideas. To register for the tour or to learn more log on to: http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_view.php?crse_id=627 Registration closes March 12. More tours to come.

Ira Glass: “An Evening with Ira Glass: Seven Things I’ve Learned,” takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th Street. Glass is the creator, producer and host of “This American Life,” a weekly radio program. Tickets are $35 and $45 in advance and $40 and $50 at the door. They are available online at http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication-presentsOSU students may reserve a free seat in advance by going to Fairbanks Hall 309 A or B, or by calling 541-737-5592. SAC Presents participates in Corvallis Arts for All. SNAP participants with an Oregon Trail Card may purchase up to two tickets for $5 each at the door while seats last. For more information, call 541-737-5592.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Beyond eSETs:  better ways to evaluate teaching: Instructional faculty, post-docs, and graduate students are invited to two events on March 5 with Ann Taylor, a nationally-recognized teaching evaluation expert. From 2 to 3 p.m. (MU Horizon), Taylor will discuss how teaching evaluation scores (eSETs) should and should not be used for improving teaching or informing hiring decisions. From 3:30 to 5 p.m. (MU Horizon), Taylor will host a workshop (bring laptops!) about using feedback to improve your own teaching. Sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.

NEW! The Resistance Series-Food and Community-Building. March 5, 3-5 p.m. Women’s Center Building. Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies monthly series brings a panel featuring discussants from Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Corvallis Food Action Team-Local 6 Connection, The Little Lunchbox, and the Food in Culture and Social Justice Program. Free and open to the public. For accommodations: 541-737-7812.

NEW! Oregon Wine Research Institute Winter Seminar Series: David Gadoury, Cornell University, will present “Why Light Matters: Can we suppress plant pathogens by understanding their photobiology and ecology?” on Monday, March 5, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Kidder 202. David will discuss effective means to suppress plant diseases and promote plant health by artificial lighting. Free and open to the public.  

NEW! Neoliberalism with No Illusions: Cruel Pessimism in Post-Socialist Cinema: Tamas Nagypal, Postdoctoral Fellow in Film Studies, will discuss how impotent rage, depression and other pessimistic affect-scapes in post-socialist films offer a form of collective resistance to neoliberalism’s compulsory positivity. Monday, March 5, 4 p.m. OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Ave.

Interested in Disability Studies? Want to help promote diversity, equity and inclusion?If so, join the OSU Disability Network and the Disability Studies Center for Humanity Research Cluster for the upcoming presentations. Professor Rob Figueroa will be giving a talk titled “Autism and Environmental Justice: Bridging Models Between Cause and Empathy.”Friday, March 2, noon Milam 301.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Ricardo Contreras, President of Ethnographica Consulting, will give a lecture titled, “Bringing the Anthropological Perspective to Life: Field Notes from a Practicing Anthropologist.” Contreras will speak on March 2 from noon to 12:50 p.m in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program’s Lecture Series. Questions? Contact: drew.gerkey@oregonstate.edu

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ weekly research seminar will be held 1-2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in HFC 115. Chester Ismay, Ph.D., data scientist and instructor at DataCamp in Portland, will present “DataCamp: An interactive way for you to learn, apply and practice R and data science.”

RTTP workshop: Learn about an innovative pedagogy that has been shown to improve student success and engagement: Reacting to the Past. The RTTP workshop will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 2, in MU 206. It will include a micro-game on the London cholera epidemic, a student panel, and comments by experienced RTTP faculty. The RTTP method involves elaborately designed role playing games set in pivotal historical moments of clashing ideas and interests, and based on primary textual sources.

Tuesday Teaching Talks: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in a certificated series of teaching workshops. Attend one, some, or all. On March 6 join Shauna Tominey, Professor of Practice & Parenting Education Specialist to learn best practices for supporting diverse learners and to engage in hands-on activities that promote culturally responsive teaching. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated only ONCE in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. No need to register – just come on by.

Global Forum: Untold Stories of Ethnic Cleansing – Eyewitness Accounts of Rohingya Crisis: The Global Beavers Team will focus the winter term Global Forum on the Rohingya crisis. We feel that the ethnic cleansing and resulting refugee crisis Rohingya people are currently facing has gone relatively unnoticed by the western world. We mean to fill this knowledge gap by bringing in a panel of speakers with first-hand accounts of this humanitarian crisis. March 6, noon to 2 p.m., Student Experience Center Involvement Lounge ( EC112)All students and faculty are welcome. Lunch will be provided! RSVP here: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dn9H4WW81bn5MEd

Sports Facilities Management Certificate! Oregon State’s unique, expert-led certificate will help give you the in-demand skills needed for a competitive advantage, while building a portfolio of work. Class starts March 19. Learn more.

Take Note 

NEW! Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Suspicious Objects & Bomb Threats: Bomb threats, suspicious objects and bombs are meant to disrupt normal activities and cause fear in populations. With pre-planning, you can remain calm and be knowledgeable of what to do in order to part of an effective response. This month’s poster can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/2Cr6ALQ

Eye Health Awareness: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety, with the following link from SAIF highlighting three months of wellness and safety, which includes March as Workplace Eye Health Awareness month. Did you know that you can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/uhsc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.

International student orientation: INTO OSU is looking for volunteers to help at the upcoming Spring 2018 International Student Orientation, which takes place Tuesday, March 27, to Friday, March 30. Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, practice intercultural communication and gain valuable leadership skills and experience. Use the link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/uhUvQT10xzIF6tq43. Please contact Erica.Mercier@oregonstate.edu if you have any questions.

Traffic and Maintenance

26th Street: Due to construction, 26th street between SW Campus Way and SW Orchard Ave. (see map) will be closed February 2018 through May 2018. Crews will be installing new steam and condensate lines from the tunnel at Campus Way north to the intersection of 26th street and Orchard. Currently 26th street is scheduled to reopen on May 28.  Pedestrian traffic will not be impacted, northbound and southbound sidewalks will remain open. We will add an update to this notification when we have more precise details on the construction schedule.

Kerr Administration Loading Dock closed: As part of the Kerr Admin Freight Elevator Modernization project, the Kerr Admin loading dock will be closed through mid March (see map). The closure of the east side of the loading dock will not affect hand truck deliveries or pedestrian pathways for building access. Accommodations for larger deliveries can be made when needed.


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

Interpersonal Violence Services Coordinator – Counseling and Psychological Services seeks an innovative, trauma-informed clinician to coordinate the Interpersonal Violence Services program in collaboration with numerous offices within OSU and the community. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track, fixed term full-time position. Posting #P01893UF. Closes March 1.

The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute is seeking one part-time (maximum of 20 hours a week) Student Operations Assistant. Posting #P03184SE. Closes March 2.

UPDATED – Director of Marketing and Enrollment Services – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), director of Marketing and Enrollment Services. This position provides leadership and administrative management to the Marketing and Enrollment Services unit. The director leads a large in-house team, which includes marketing managers, writers, a videographer, graphic designer, web and interactive staff and an enrollment services team overseeing inquiry management. In collaboration with three assistant directors, they develop, implement and evaluate short- and long-term goals related to marketing and enrollment services for Extended Campus programs and units. The director is charged with branding Oregon State Ecampus as a national leader in online education. Posting #P01900UF. Closes March 4.

Director of Course Development and Training – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), director of Course Development and Training. The director oversees the production of Ecampus courses and open education multimedia content, as well as media development and production to support other units in the division. Posting #P01911UF. Closes March 4.

Food Service Worker 3 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, intermittent Cook 3 position for the Oregon 4H Conference and Education center at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in rural Salem, Oregon.  The Oregon 4-H Center is a rental facility approximately 8 miles from downtown Salem. It is a rural area and is not on public transportation lines.  Posting# P01409CT.  Closes March 9.  Full consideration: March 5.

Property Specialist 2 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one Property Specialist 2 position. This is a full-time, 12-month, classified position.  Posting # P01405CT.  Closes March 5.

The University Admin Business Center is seeking one full-time Accountant 1 position at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting Number: P01376CT. Closes March 5.

CBEE Undergrad Advisor  The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) invites applications for an Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01891UF. Closes March 5.

CBEE Head Undergraduate Advisor – The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Head Undergraduate Advisor. Posting #P01903UF. Closes March 5.

Master Gardener Coordinator – The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service is seeking a Master Gardener Coordinator. This is a part-time, .75 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Southern Oregon Regional Administrator and the Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Program Leader. Posting# P01909UF.  Closes March 7.

Finance and Accounting Manager – The Health Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time Finance and Accounting Manager position. Posting #P01902UF. Closes March 9.

The Office of Financial Aid is seeking a Financial Aid Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01922UF. Closes March 9.

Academic Wage-Hourly: Rock Climbing Course – OSU-Cascades invites applications for a part-time (0.25), 12-month, Rock Climbing Course position. This position is for Spring Term 2018. Posting #00390AW. Closes March 12.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – OSU-Cascades invites applications for a full-time (1.0), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting # P01941UF. Closes March 12.

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications – OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) assistant director of Marketing and Communications. The assistant director works with the Director of Marketing and Communications to provide day-to-day marketing and communications management and planning to support the college’s strategic priorities and to enhance its brand image. The assistant director is a content creator who develops, produces and distributes high-quality print and electronic materials that advance the research, education and outreach goals and mission of the college. Posting # P01934UF. Closes March 12.

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 # P01946UF. Closes March 13.

The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a Human Resources Benefits Consultant. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # P01932UF. Closes March 14.

Juntos Program Coordinator – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement (Division) at Oregon State University invites applications for a Juntos Program Coordinator. This is a full-time, (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position located in Hood River and Wasco Counties. Reappointment will be at the discretion of the Regional Administrator for the Mid-Columbia Region and the Assistant Director of OSU Open Campus and Innovation. Posting# P01931UF.  Closes March 14.

Institutional Analytics and Research is seeking a Data Modeler. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01943UF. Full-consideration date March 15. Closes March 31.

Enterprise Computing Services is recruiting for one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 3 position at Oregon State University. Posting # P01358CT. Closes March 15.

Faculty Research Assistant – OSU Cascades invites applications for a full-time (1.0), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting # P01933UF. Full consideration date March 16. Closes April 6.

NEW! Senior Researcher – The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning is seeking one full-time (1.0 FTE) Senior Researcher position. Posting# P01937UF. Closes March 18.

Veterinary Technician: Oregon State University’s (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Anesthesia Services. The hospital is part of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary. This is a full time position.  Posting #PO1316CT. Closes March 18. Mark your application with “Anesthesia” in the notes section under the question, “which department would you like to work in.”  

First Year Experience Program Coordinator – The University Exploratory Studies Program (UESP) is seeking a First Year Experience Program Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01935UF Closes March 19.

The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute is seeking one part-time (maximum of 20 hours a week) Student Machine Shop Assistant. Posting #P03336SE. Closes March. 19.

The OSU Library is seeking one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month tenure track Assistant Professor.  Posting # P01917UF.  Closes March 19.

The Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation is seeking a Curriculum Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Provost. Posting # P01894UF. Closes April 2. Full-consideration date is March 19.

Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking eight part-time (maximum of 20 hours a week) PCMM Student Route Drivers. Posting #  P03314SE. Closes March 22.

Enterprise Computing Services is seeking one Analyst Programmer, Comp Level 2 position for their Data Architecture Team (DATA).  This is a Classified Exempt position. Posting # P01385CT. Closes March 23.

NEW! Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Extension 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position serving Wasco County. This position will be located in the Wasco County Extension office in The Dalles.  Posting# P01945UF.  Closes March 28.

The Office of Audit Services is seeking a staff auditor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Chief Audit Executive. Posting # P01876UF. Closes March 30.

 Kinesiology Experiential Learning Coordinator – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites application for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Experiential Learning Coordinator. Posting #P01877UF. For Full Consideration apply by March 31.

Enterprise Computing Services is seeking one Analyst Programmer, Comp Level 2 position for the Hyland Onbase project. This is a Classified Exempt position that is of Limited Duration (expected to last 2 years).  Posting # P01386CT. Closes April 10.

Assistant/Associate Professor – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications). Position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Operations Management/Supply Chain Management. Posting #P01929UF. Closes May 1.

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.

Director of Development, Health Sciences. The Oregon State University Foundation is searching for a front-line fundraising professional to manage a comprehensive major gift program to support units within the Division of Health Sciences. This position will devote 80 percent of work time to major gift fundraising activities and 20% of work time to administrative responsibilities. Learn more a www.osufoundation.org


Corvallis: “To learn which questions are unanswerable, and not to answer them: this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness.”  ~ Ursula K. Le Guin. Showers today, high of 45, low of 33. Rain showers and then a chance of rain and snow showers Friday.

Central Oregon: Snow likely, high of 40, low of 21. Chance of snow tomorrow.

Newport: Showers today, high of 44, low of 35. Showers Friday.

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



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