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Tuesday, June 5, 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.

OSU study: Dogs prefer fat, while cats favor carbs (KTVZ)

“The numbers were much different than what traditional thinking would have expected,” said the study’s corresponding author, Jean Hall, a professor in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. “Some experts have thought cats need diets that are 40 or 50 percent protein. Our findings are quite different than the numbers used in marketing and are going to really challenge the pet food industry.”

When it comes to school recess, a quality playground experience matters (Medical Xpress)

Playground safety, access to play equipment, peer  and  engagement between adults and students are among the factors that contribute to a quality recess experience, new research from Oregon State University shows.

 Mental competence a key factor in estate planning, experts say (Capital Press)

According to a 2016 study by Oregon State University and Portland State University, the average age of farmers and ranchers is now 60. As more baby boomers prepare for retirement, an estimated 10 million acres of farmland will change ownership over the next two decades, making farm succession and estate planning that much more important.

In ‘All Coyote’s Children,’ eastern Oregon author links family, land, loss and culture (Oregonian)

Now, “All Coyote’s Children” (Oregon State University Press, 237 pages, $18.95), Husted’s debut novel. This lyrically written work of contemporary fiction focuses on the much-challenged life of Annie Fallon, a recently widowed farm wife and teacher in eastern Oregon.

 New nanomaterial fusion sintering method could lead to faster, cheaper thin-film devices (Advanced Manufacturing)

Researchers at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) and Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) are working on a new technique to process nanomaterials that shows promise for faster and cheaper methods of making flexible thin-film devices, ranging from touchscreens to window coatings.


Wellness Feedback Session (Staff/Faculty Only): Help shape campus well-being by giving feedback at a listening session hosted by the Division of Student Affairs on Tuesday, June 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in MU 206. Register at: uhds.link/wellness. Refreshments will be served.

Introduction to CORE Webinar: Institutional Analytics and Reporting (IAR) will provide an introduction to navigating and using CORE reports. June 5, 2-2:30 p.m. Register at: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9HwhWTCQCYHpm61 Direct questions to Logan Bingle (mailto:logan.bingle@oregonstate.edu).

Faculty Forum: The OSU Faculty Senate will convene a faculty forum in order to facilitate discussion on the topic of United Academics Unionizing at Oregon State University. Participation via chat in the live stream requires an ONID login. Tuesday, June 5, 4-6 p.m. LINC 228, Corvallis live stream: http://live.oregonstate.edu.  Login with ONID for participation via chat.

Kathy Bickel Retirement Reception:  Kathy Bickel, vice president of Alumni Relations and executive director of the OSU Alumni Association, has announced she will retire at the end of June. Join us for a reception as we honor and celebrate Bickel and her many contributions at OSU.  Tuesday, June 5, 4–5:30 p.m. (program at 4:45), CH2M HILL Alumni Center. 

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays noon to 3 p.m. at 644 S.W. 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.

OPB’s Oregon Experience “Oregon State University”: Join us in Bend on June 5 or in Corvallis on June 6 for a special advanced screening of this one-hour episode that will air on OPB June 11. Special guests include the producer, Kami Horton.  Tickets are free, but required.  Reserve your seats now

Upcoming Events

NEW! Woodshop Projects: Oregon State University Woodshop Projects, located in the basement of Fairbanks Hall (Room 004), 220 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis, will present “Soundbox,” several music and sound performances and immersive installations by students, alumni and faculty June 4-8. This festival is co-created by Andrew Nigon and Michael Gamble. For the full schedule, click on the GT link for full schedule: http://bit.ly/2sH8hx6

NEW! A Gathering of Artists – Philomath Open Studios Tour at 15 Years: This exhibit showcases the work of more than 40 Philomath area artisans who come together each year and open their studios in fall to the general public. The exhibit runs from June 4–28, at Giustina Gallery in The LaSells Stewart Center. Opening reception is June 5 from 6- 8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

NEW! Foster Parents at OSU Meet and Greet:   Are you fostering children through DHS and working/studying at OSU?  Come and connect with other parents here at OSU that are fostering too.  This is an opportunity to meet each other and consider the possibility of continuing to connect more regularly.  Thursday, June 7, from noon-1 p.m. in MU 207. We hope to see you there. Bring your lunch. Lemonade and cookies will be provided.

NEW! Celebrating FIRST! Generation student lunch and virtual gathering: The speaker will be Susana Rivera-Mills, OSU vice provost. FIRST! Generation is dedicated to helping first-generation students find out about other first-generation students, from faculty/staff to current students, and their success in being the first to go to college. Thursday, June 7, noon to 1:30 p.m., Memorial Union Horizon Room. All are invited to come and support OSU’s FIRST! Generation students. For more information, contact Lindsay Marlow (lindsay.marlow@oregonstate.edu). Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-737-0083.

NEW! Dodson retirement: A retirement reception will be held for David Dodson, university land use planning manager, in recognition for his service to OSU. The reception is on Friday, June 15 from 1–3 p.m. in Oak Creek 201. Contact Rebecca Houghtaling, 541-737-0456 or Keahi McFadden, 541-737-5412 with any questions.

Fifth Annual CIA (Chemistry is Awesome) Party: Do you think chemistry is hard and boring?  We can change your mind.  Join us for the fifth annual CIA (Chemistry is Awesome) Party Wednesday, June 6, from 5-7 p.m. in the Gilbert Hall/GBAD Breezeway. We’ll have games, prizes, food, demos, a poster session and more.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! TRIAD End of the Year Celebration and Business Meeting: The meeting will begin at noon on June 7, noon the Linus Pauling Science Center Room 402. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Contact Kathy DeBellis at Kathy.debellis@oregonstate.edu to reserve a lunch.

Hybrid Faculty Learning Community Showcase: Members of the Center for Teaching and Learning spring term hybrid learning community, who are redesigning courses in Agricultural Sciences, Business, Public Health and Human Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine, will present their hybrid design and teaching approaches. Wednesday, June 6, 2 to 3:15 p.m. in Milam 215. All faculty, staff and GTAs invited.

Biochemistry and Biophysics Guest Lecture: Kelly Dawe, professor at University of Georgia, will present  Roles of kinesin-14s in maize meiotic chromosome segregation Wednesday, June 6, 3:30 p.m. in ALS 4001.

WRGP Spring Seminar Series:  Jessica Lundquist of the University of Washington will present, “Learning to see in thermal infrared:  Sensing snow and forest temperatures from point to aircraft to satellite scales” on Wednesday, June 6, at 4-5 p.m. in Kelley 1001. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday Teaching Talks: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning in a certificated series of teaching workshops. Attend one, some, or all. On June 5, we will apply reflective practices as a catalyst to advance and celebrate teaching and learning while we Celebrate Success & Survival. This 90-minute workshop 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 here. Contact us here 

ElderCare Connections- Mental Health/Depression: Barbara Grant will join us on Tuesday, June 5, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in MU 212 to talk with the group about mental health/depression. She will go over some of the signs you may see as your loved one ages and what you can do to cope with some of the challenging outcomes/behaviors.

 Samuel Wheeler – Sustainable Forest Management M.F. Defense: Sam Wheeler will present “Transitioning from shelterwood to uneven-aged silviculture in Western Douglas-fir forests: A case study using single-tree selection” on Wednesday, June 6, at noon in Richardson 115. Wheeler is completing his M.F. under the guidance of major professor Stephen Fitzgerald. Free and open to the public.

Environmental Health Summit: Registration is open for the third Tribal Environmental Health Summit to be held June 25-26 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The program will feature leaders in tribal environmental health and will emphasize how to sustain long-term partnerships and projects with Native American communities and increase stakeholders’ understanding of tribal environmental health policy needs and goals. There will also be opportunities for networking with researchers, tribal scientists, state and federal agency representatives, and policy makers. Contact CPHHS associate professor Molly Kile or Amelia Vaughan with questions.

Pop-Up Institute: “The language of public health: incorporating values, data, visuals and words” will be presented at a Pop-Up Institute sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. The institute will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 27-28 in Portland, Medford and Corvallis. To learn more and to register, visit Oregon State’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences event page.

Take Note 

NEW! Campus Directions: Learn more from University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations about how Oregon State’s campuses are improving every day.  Read the latest issue of Campus Directions to learn more about the Marine Studies Building project, what we’re doing to work on the deferred maintenance backlog and more. Interested in keeping up with projects on campus?  Subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Wildfire: Increasing numbers of people are making their homes in woodland settings, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. These residents face the danger of wildfires. Wildfires often begin unnoticed, however, they spread very quickly. Reduce your risk by preparing now, before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. This month’s poster can be downloaded at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/06-01%20wildfire.pdf

Health & Safety Committee: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety, by providing the following link to OSHA Training requirements and resources https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/. 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.

2018 OSU Commencement Volunteers Needed: More than 60 volunteers are needed to serve as information specialists and assist guests during this year’s commencement ceremony. Volunteers provide directions and programs; assist guests with seats and special needs, answer questions and are OSU ambassadors. Attendance at a training session is required either June 12 or June 13. Most volunteers will be needed on Saturday, June 16, from 8–11:30 a.m.  Some will be asked to stay later dependent upon tasks assigned.  For more information: http://commencement.oregonstate.edu/volunteers

Volunteers Needed for The Great Move Out: OSU will once again work both on- and off-campus with the Corvallis community to collect reusable goods from students during The Great Move Out. Volunteers are needed for the off-campus event on June 15; details and signup here. Volunteers are needed for the residence hall program June 11-19; details and sign-up here. For more information on The Great Move Out, visit the website.

Oregon Sea Grant (OSG) Graduate Fellowship Applications: OSG is now accepting applications for three fellowship opportunities for current graduate students and recent graduates: OSG Natural Resource Policy Fellowship (Applications due June 25); OSG Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship (Applications due July 16); and OSG Legislative Fellowship (Applications due Aug. 20). OSG will host an informational webinar about these opportunities: June 15, 10–10:30 a.m. PST. Register here.

Traffic and Maintenance

Hinsdale Wave Lab: As part of the Path of Travel project, the two main driveways into the Hinsdale Wave Research Lab will be closed through June 5 to upgrade the sidewalks crossing driveways.  One driveway will be done at a time to keep the other driveway open. The sidewalk between the two driveways will also be replaced (View Map).

Steam shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building. This process affects hot water supply, heating and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide. The steam shutdown for 2018 will occur from 6 p.m. June 17 through 5 p.m. June 21. For questions or comments on this closure contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.

Cordley Hall: As shown on the map, the majority of Cordley Hall parking lot will be closed for construction purposes including ADA parking through June 25. The only spaces that will remain open are along the greenhouse. Plant Clinic parking will be temporarily relocated as shown on the map. For questions or comments on this notice contact Grace Ray at 503-577-3821.


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

The Office of Scholarships is seeking an Assistant Director. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. (Internal Employment Opportunity). Posting #P02194UF. Closes June 5.

EXTENDED! Assist Director of Labor Relations – University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time (.50 FTE) salary, 12-month Assistant Director of Labor Relations. Posting # P02132UF. Closes June 5.

Marketing Writer: The Department of University Marketing is seeking a Marketing Writer. This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting# P02159UF. Closes June 5.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, position for the Office of Enrollment Management Information Technology at Oregon State University. Posting #P01545CT.  Closes June 6.

Student Project Assistant (LibNav Project Intern): OSU Library in Corvallis. Invites applications for one part-time (a maximum of 10 hours per week), Student Project Assistant (LibNav Project Intern). Posting #P03828SE. Closes June 6. 

Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services is seeking to fill one Custodian position. This position will be a part of the Operations & Facilities unit providing custodial services that ensure a clean, healthy and presentable environment in all UHDS facilities. Custodians are committed to the overall success and satisfaction of UHDS students, customers, clients and guests and demonstrate this commitment through the work that they perform. Posting #P01567CT. Closes June 7.

Oregon State University’s Office of Audit Services is seeking an executive assistant (EA) to provide executive-level, confidential administrative support to the chief audit executive (CAE) and to the Office of Audit Services (OAS). The position 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 #P02176UF. Full consideration date June 7. Closes June 21.

EXTENDED! Student Accounts Customer Service Representative: The Office of Business Affairs in Corvallis. Invites applications for one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week), 12-month  Student Accounts Customer Service Representative. Posting #P03636SE Closes June 8.

Instructor-Capstone: The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, non-tenure track position. Posting #P02027UF.  Closes June 8.

EXTENDED! Administrative Program Assistant, Fisheries and Wildlife: This position provides support to the academic unit and advisers of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and is responsible for planning and coordinating various elements of the Corvallis Campus and Ecampus programs offered by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Posting #P01517CT. Closes June 10.

Grants/Contracts Technician: Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) in Corvallis invites applications for two (2) full-time Grants and Contracts Technicians (1.0 FTE each). One position is a full-time, regular position. The other is a full-time, limited duration appointment expected to last approximately one year from the appointment begin date. Posting #P01542CT. Closes June 10.

NEW! Accountant 1– The Office of Business Affairs in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time 12-month (1.0 FTE) hourly Student Accountant 1. Posting #P01571CT. Closes June 11.

The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute is seeking one Student Operations Assistant. Full-time hours are available during the summer for eligible students. Posting #P03840SE. Closes June 11.

INTO OSU Director of Marketing and Recruitment: The Director of Marketing and Recruitment position leads the strategic planning for and execution of an international recruitment and marketing plan to drive international student enrollment to the INTO Oregon State University programs as well as all Oregon State University degree seeking programs. Closes June 10. See http://bit.ly/2H4Isfw

Coordinator for Recreation Operations and Membership: Recreational Sports in Corvallis invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Recreation Operations and Membership Coordinator. Posting #P02186UF. Closes June 12.

The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning is seeking one full-time (1.0 FTE) Research Analyst 2 position. Posting #P01548CT. Posting closes June 13.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 1 position for the Enrollment Management Information Technology at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #P01569CT. Full consideration June 14. Closes June 21.

Regional Director: The Office of Outreach and Engagement is seeking a Regional Director. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. This position will be located in one of the Oregon Metro’s Extension County Offices. Posting #P02154UF. Closes June 18.

Associate Director, Facilities Maintenance: The Associate Director, Facilities Maintenance is responsible for the oversight of the daily operations for a facilities service operation that consists of 30-plus licensed, journey, and semi-skilled trades professionals and six supervisory positions. Posting # P02170UF. Closes June 24.

The Department of Agricultural Education and General Agriculture is seeking an Administrative Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position with primary responsibilities to manage the administrative operations/activities in order to handle critical department matters. This position also ensures that vital interactions with state and federal agencies, private industries, other stakeholders, and the public are effectively and efficiently maintained, while acting as a liaison between the department and business centers to coordinate activities and improve policies and procedures. Posting #P02181UF. For full consideration, apply by June 22. Position closes June 29.

Enterprise Computing Services is seeking an Associate Director. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #P02167UF. Closes June 25.

Research Associate: The School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate position. Posting #P02089UF. Closes June 30.

Custodian: This recruitment will be used to fill future, full-time needs for custodian position openings at OSU-Cascades. Posting #P01465CT. Closes June 30.

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.

The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator position. Posting #P02023UF. Closes July 1.

Digital Communications Manager: Oregon State University College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #P02182UF. Closes July 9.

INTO OSU Learning Center (LC) Student Worker Position – Lab Assistant & Tutoring: Part-time, flexible schedule, at a pay rate of $10.75/hr. Work in the INTO OSU Learning Center to help INTO OSU students learn, evaluate and improve their English and other academic skills. For full posting and link to apply: http://bit.ly/2swAhDN

INTO OSU Learning Center Tutors (Student Position): Part-time, flexible schedule, at a pay rate of $10.75/hr. Work in the INTO OSU Learning Center to help INTO OSU students learn, evaluate and improve their English, Math, Science etc. and other academic skills. We are looking for student tutors who can preferably commit to the position for a year or more. For full posting and link to apply: http://bit.ly/2swAhDN

Video Production Student Worker: The OSU Foundation is searching for a student with a passion for video production or filmmaking to join our communications team. The student should have experience with video production, understand storytelling techniques, desire to observe, learn from and contribute to successful projects that tell meaningful stories.  This is part-time, paid position $10.25-$12 per hour DOE. Visit www.osufoundation.org to learn more and apply.

The Oregon State University Foundation is searching for an energetic and creative student with a passion for storytelling to join our advancement communications team as a Writing and Editing Intern for the Oregon Stater alumni magazine, published by the OSU Alumni Association. The position reports to the editor of the Oregon Stater and is part of the two organizations’ 20-person advancement communications team, which sets communications strategy, develops creative concepts and delivers a wide range of communications, events and marketing materials that engage alumni and donors in the life of the university and lead to philanthropic support. Submit your cover letter and resume to: Jorge Hernandez, assistant director, talent management at osuf.hr@osufoundation.org. View the full job posting, as well as other student worker positions at www.osufoundation.org.

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.


“I loved you when love was Spring, and May, Loved you when summer deepened into June, and now when autumn yellows all the leaves.” ~ Vita Sackville-West.

Corvallis: Mostly sunny, high of 70, low of 46. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 69, low of 45. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny, high of 61, low of 45. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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

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