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Tuesday, March 20, 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 deterrent system may prevent eagle deaths caused by wind turbines (Oregonian)

Researchers at Oregon State University are working on a system that could potentially save the lives of thousands of birds killed every year by the spinning blades of wind turbines. (see also KTVZ)

Olympic National Park is one of the best places to bring back gray wolves (OPB)

“Sometimes the carnivores can have very profound impacts on the environment — because they sit at the very top, or apex, of the food web, their effects can ripple down,” said William Ripple, an ecologist at Oregon State University and study co-author.

Researchers: Tree removal could spread invasive grasses (U.S. News & World Report)

A recent study by an Oregon State University researcher questions the effectiveness of some juniper removal and suggests it could be contributing to the spread of non-native grass species.

OSU Extension adds pest management plans to catalog (Capital Press)

Oregon State University Extension is adding several crop-specific pest management plans to its repertoire, working in collaboration with farmers, researchers, agribusiness and industry representatives.

Today

NEW! End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store will have its End of Term sale this week.  Big discounts on Beaver Gear, while supplies last.  Sale goes through Friday, March 23.

COS Learning Assistant (LA) Poster Session: LAs (undergraduates trained in pedagogy and peer facilitation that help implement active learning) will present their projects about student learning at OSU. All projects were developed by LAs and data were gathered from OSU courses. March 20, 10-11 a.m., Cordley 3021. Contact lori.kayes@oregonstate.edu for more information.

Beaver Family Connections: And when they woke up, they were Monkeys!: Improving children’s self-regulation by playing games at home. In this interactive workshop, OSU’s Alexis Tracy will talk about a set of music- and movement-based games that parents and children can play at home. Come learn about how self-regulation develops in young children and the role both parents and teachers can play in supporting children’s ability to ‘stop, think and THEN act. Join us on Tuesday, March 20, from noon-1 p.m. in MU 213.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Paul Bogard Reading at Grass Roots Books: Join Spring Creek Project for an evening with author Paul Bogard, who will be reading from his latest book, The Ground Beneath Us. March 21 at 7 p.m. at Grass Roots Books. Free and open to the public. Learn more.

NEW! Food Science College Bowl: Love trivia, come see the OSU food science student college bowl team take on the professors in preparation for the Pacific NW regional competition. Event will occur on March 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Wiegand Hall 106.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Intro to CORE: 30-Minute WebEx: Institutional Analytics and Reporting (IAR) will provide an introduction to CORE via WebEx on March 21 at 2:30 p.m.. There is no need to pre-register as participation is via WebEx. Click on or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/j.php?MTID=mfcfaac9ba569864fb4a49a0a2c14d4e7. The meeting number is 923 272 920. Questions? Contact Logan Bingle.

NEW! Climate Change Lecture by Debra Marquart: Next in Spring Creek Project’s Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change, an online lecture series, is environmental author and editor Debra Marquart. Join us for the lecture screening and discussion on March 21 at noon in Bexell Hall 415. Free and open to the public.

NEW! Social Security: 7 Keys to Enhancing Benefits: How big a role will Social Security play in your overall retirement plan?  Designed for people 60 and older.  Presented by Kyle King CRPC®, APMA®, associate financial adviser, CFS*.  March 22, noon, MU 212.  RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com

NEW! ITERATE: workshop series for potential entrepreneurs – Do you have a startup idea? The OSU Advantage Accelerator is now accepting applications for the Iterate program, which begins April 3. OSU students, faculty, staff and community are all welcome to apply. The four-week workshop guides participants in evaluating and developing their entrepreneurial ideas. Click here for information and apply by March 26.

University-Wide Strategic Plan 4.0 Forum: Provost Ed Feser will present themes and findings from the series of SP 4.0 campus forums on March 21 from 1-3 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room. Registration is not required and this forum is open to all.

Spring Term Tuesday Teaching Talks: Mark your calendars now. Beginning March 27, join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in a certificated series of teaching workshops. Attend one, some, or all.  The 90-minute workshops are every Tuesday and will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by. Learn more hereContact us here.

First Campus Forum on University Accreditation: Members of the university community are invited to attend OSU’s first Campus Forum on University Accreditation with Marlene Moore, NWCCU interim president, on Wednesday, April 4, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Horizon Room at the MU. For details and to register visit http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eb3OcEL8KaAweAR. People off-campus may join via WebEx. Questions? Contact JoAnne Bunnage at joanne.bunnage@oregonstate.edu.

Take Note 

NEW! OSU Today reminder: OSU Today will only publish on Monday, March 26, during Spring Break, and will go back to a daily schedule when Spring Term begins.

NEW! Sun Grant Festival: The OSU150 Sun Grant Festival is offering 10 prize packages valued at more than $100 each to the top scores in the OSU150 phone app scavenger hunt.  Prizes will be available for pickup at the closing event on April 20.   You can get 350 points by doing hunts on the app and other in-app activities.  This week only – find the OSU150 Sun Grant Festival schedule page on OSU150.org and scan the code at the bottom for 1,000 points. 

NEW! Ettihad Cultural Festival Volunteers Needed: Join the Ettihad Cultural Center to celebrate the sixth annual Ettihad Cultural Festival featuring more than 15 countries from South, Southwestern and Central Asia & Northern Africa. On Sunday, April 8, from 5-8 p.m. come experience the various cuisines, languages, performances, and clothes of this culturally diverse region all for free. The festival still needs volunteers on April 7 and 8. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out this form.

NEW! Are you hungry? Corvallis faculty, staff, and students: Campus dining is conducting a survey to learn more about where you eat while spending your time at OSU. This survey should take about five minutes to complete, and will inform administrators about the current level of use in regards to food offerings on campus. Even if you don’t eat on campus regularly, we’d like to hear from you and learn why. The survey link is: http://bit.ly/2u40mOx.

NEW! Murphy award: Nominations are being accepted for the Karel J. H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award, which recognizes a professional faculty member who provides outstanding leadership and service both in their department and in programs or organizations across the Oregon State University community. The award honors ongoing, strategic, progressive leadership, and administrative support and service among Professional Faculty and other OSU employees. The Professional Faculty Leadership Association and the Dean of Engineering, memorializes the legacy of Karel J. H. Murphy who provided and modeled ongoing exceptional leadership, support and service to the OSU community. The award winner receives recognition during the OSU’s University Day program, a plaque and a $1,000 check. Nominations due April 17. If you have questions, contact Michelle Mahana at mahanam@oregonstate.edu

Spring Family Weekend Events: Any departments or student organizations planning events during Spring Family Weekend May 4-6 who would like to have their information included in the master program should fill out this form by March 30. If you have already been in contact with Shelly Signs for the Campus Open House, then you do not need to complete the form. If you have any questions, contact Jess Tallant at Jessica.tallant@oregonstate.edu

Photo contest: Enter the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ photo essay contest celebrating national Public Health Week. Tweet or Instagram a photo and caption that represents what this year’s theme, “Changing Our Future Together,” means to you using #OregonStateNPHW and #NPHW. Enter as many times as you wish. The contest runs April 2-8.

Readers needed: Needed 24 readers (female) for Charlotte Delbo’s moving play “Who Will Carry the Word,” which will be presented on April 10 as part of the Holocaust Memorial Week. Contact Professor Emerita Charlotte J. Headrick if you would like to participate. cheadrick@oregonstate.edu. This is a reader’s theater performance with scripts in hand. Women of all ages are needed. Two rehearsals prior to the performance.

Traffic and Maintenance

26th Street: Due to construction, 26th Street between S.W. Campus Way and S.W. Orchard Avenue (see map) will be closed 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 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.

Jobs

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

Administrative Program Assistant – The Office of International Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #P01426CT. Closes March 21.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month schedule, Health Educator-Dietitian, Posting #P00395AW.  This is an Academic Wage position and will be for approximately 10 months. Closes March 21.

Sea Grant is seeking a Coastal STEM Hub Director. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Oregon Sea Grant director. Posting #P01944UF. Closes March 21.

NEW! The Office of Admissions is seeking a Program Coordinator- Welcome Center. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01980UF. Closes April 22.

Temporary Bio Sciences Research Technician 2 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Temporary Bio Sciences Research Technician 2 position for the Extension Umatilla County office at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Umatilla, Oregon.  Posting# P01442CT.  Full consideration March 22.  Closes March 25.

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.

Food Service Coordinator – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, intermittent Food Service Coordinator position for the Oregon 4-H Conference and Education center at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in rural Salem, Oregon.  Posting# P01438CT.  Closes March 23.

EXTENDED! 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 23.

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is seeking a Post Award Research Administrator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the associate dean for Research. Posting #P01951UF. Closes March 23.

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.

UPDATED! The Office of Human Resources invites applications for an Executive Assistant to the Chief Human Resources Officer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # P01965UF. Closes March 26.

The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a Classification and Compensation Officer. This is a full-time Academic Wage position and is expected to last for approximately two years. Posting # P0399AW. Closes March 26.

University Outreach & Engagement – Student Success Coordinator. The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Student Success Coordinator position that will be located in Portland. Posting #P01955UF. Closes March 27.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Registered Nurse,  Posting #P01423CT.  Closes March 28.

Video Producer– OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) video producer. This is a creative position that works collaboratively with a team of video producers, marketing managers, faculty, staff and others. The video producer plans, organizes and directs video production, and is responsible for ensuring the quality of video and multimedia content is of a high standard. This position involves some travel both on campus and at times off campus for video interviews. Posting #P01425CT. Closes March 28.

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.

Education Program Assistant 2 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Education Program Assistant 2 (EPA2) for the Extension Linn County office at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Tangent, Oregon.  Posting# P01441CT.  Closes March 30.

Finance Manager – The Agricultural Research Foundation at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time Finance Manager.  Full consideration applications are due by March 30.  Learn more at http://agresearchfoundation.oregonstate.edu/jobs-arf

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. Closes March 31.

Executive Support Specialist I: The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (CGRB) invites applications for a full-time Executive Support Specialist I position. This is a full-time, 12-month, classified position. Posting # P01433CT. Closes March 31.

OSU 4-H Youth Development Educator – Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term 4-H Youth Development Educator position to be located in Crook County. Posting #P01948UF. Closes March 31.

The Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration is hiring an Associate Director, Award Compliance & Education. Posting # P01938UF. Closes March 31.

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.

Assistant to the Associate Deans – College of Agricultural Sciences Administration is seeking an assistant to the associate deans.  This full-time (1.0 FTE) position provides day-to-day technical and administrative support and serves as an important member of the team in the Dean’s Office. Incumbent will interact with various stakeholders including on campus partners, state and federal agencies, private citizens and others.  Strong computer, organization and communications skills are necessary.  Posting #P01949UF.  Closes April 1.

Assistant Director of Research Communications/Terra Editor – Oregon State University – University Relations and Marketing invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting # P01974UF. Full consideration date April 1. Closes April 15.

UPDATED! Student Clerical– University Administrative Business Center (UABC) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week), 12-month, Student Clerical. Posting # P03386SE  Closes April 1.  

Regional Administrator – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University invites applications for a Regional Director. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. The region assigned will be West Central Oregon which will cover Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. The office location will be in one of the West Central Oregon’s Extension County Offices. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. Posting # P01952UF. Closes April 1.

NEW! Third Party Billing Clerical Assistant – The office of Business Affairs in Corvallis invites applications for one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week), 12-month  Third Party Billing Clerical Assistant. Posting # P03453SE. Closes April 2.

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.

The Office of Enrollment Management Information Technology is seeking an Operations Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Information Technology Manager. Posting # P01967UF. Full consideration April 2. Closes April 9.

Student Success Assessment Coordinator – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), student success assessment coordinator position. This position is responsible for monitoring metrics and analyzing data trends in student success and retention, communicating the results to inform and guide strategies used by the Student Success unit, and utilize data to ensure the effective implementation, maintenance and progress of Ecampus student success initiatives with an overarching goal to enhance persistence, retention and success of students in distance degree programs toward graduation and beyond. Posting #P01950UF. Closes April 3.

NEW! Instructor – Computer Science – OSU-Cascades invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Instructor – Computer Science positions. Posting #P01969UF. Full consideration April 6. Closes April 13.

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

Controller – The Division of Finance and Administration invites applicants for a Controller. Reporting to the vice president for finance and administration, the Controller is responsible for maintaining an effective and compliant accounting and financial system, along with related policies and business processes, that support the mission of the university. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position. Posting #P01975UF. Closes April 9.

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 two years). Posting # P01386CT. Closes April 10.

NEW! The Office of Enrollment Management is seeking a Student Services Manager for Transfer Students. 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 # P01984UF. Closes April 15.

The Office of Enrollment Management is seeking a Student Services Manager for Transfer Students. 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 # P057129. Closes April 15.

Client Services is seeking a Product Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01978UF. Closes April 15.

Temporary Lifeguard  This recruitment will be used to fill two part- to full-time seasonal Temporary Lifeguards for the Oregon 4-H Center of Oregon State University (OSU). These positions will be located in rural northeast Salem, Oregon.  Posting# P01446CT. Closes April 15.

Education Program Assistant 2  Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program, affiliated with the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, invites applications for a full-time Education Program Assistant 2 (EPA2) located in Redmond in Deschutes County.  Posting# P01436CT. Closes April 23.

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.

Student fundraiser: Looking for a job that is challenging and rewarding at the same time? As a student fundraiser for Oregon State University Foundation you will serve as an OSU ambassador to alumni and friends while helping raise much-need support for scholarships, faculty recruitment, and more. You will be joining a group of students who helped raise more than $400,000 for OSU during the 2017 fiscal year. And, you will get paid to talk with alumni, parents and friends with updates about campus and ask them to make financial contributions to OSU.  Student fundraisers can work 10 – 20 hours per week, $10.50 / hour.  Send your contact information and resume to Jake.mendenhall@osufoundation.org to apply.

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 percent of work time to administrative responsibilities. Learn more a www.osufoundation.org

Weather

Corvallis“I never would have believed that I would be so strong and not lose my head in a situation where the wind of collective insanity is blowing.”  ~ Tina Modotti. Mostly sunny today, high of 58, low of 39. Rain likely Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of rain and snow and then partly sunny, high of 50, low of 35. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny, high of 56, low of 42. Rainy tomorrow.

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

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