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Monday, June 11, 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 kind of refugees — from coastal climate change — expected to migrate to Tucson (Tucson.com)

“We’re going to get to a threshold,” said David Wrathall, a geographer at Oregon State University investigating future migration from sea-level rise. “There will be low levels of migration, and then suddenly there’s going to be these moments where lots of people are going to come into the system all at the same time. Not just from one location, but from lots of coastal locations simultaneously.”

That’s a good boy. Encouraging your dog can boost its ability to solve complex problems, researchers say (Daily Mail)

A study from Oregon State University found that encouragement from a canine’s owner can help boost the animal’s ability to solve complex problems.

OSU researcher talking wolves and more at Worthy (Bend Bulletin)

One of Oregon’s largest native carnivores, the controversial gray wolf, can have far-reaching impacts on plant life in the habitats it occupies, according to an Oregon State University professor.

Entrepreneurs get a start in Central Oregon (Bend Bulletin)

Growing as a good entrepreneur starts with developing a good pitch, said Amy Watson, Oregon State University-­Cascades marketing professor.

Oregon State scientist creates edible plastic. What does it taste like? (KLCC)

A scientist at Oregon State University is developing edible food packing as well as edible coating for fruits and vegetables. Her goals: reduce plastic waste and keep food fresher longer. Katie Herzog visits Yanyun Zhao in her lab for a taste test. (see also Crosscut)

State gives OSU-Cascades separate status from Corvallis (Bend Bulletin)

Hoping to avoid the bruising budget battles of the past two years, the state has quietly listed Oregon State University-Cascades as a separate institution in the next round of construction funding.

Trump’s presidency marks the first time in 24 years that the federal bench is becoming less diverse (Huron Daily Tribune)

A piece by Rorie Solberg, Oregon State University and Eric N. Waltenburg, Purdue University.

Researchers working to prevent wind turbines from killing birds (WTHR)

Researchers at Oregon State University have come up with a colorful and maybe a bit unusual way to protect eagles from huge winds turbines on the Pacific coast.

Rain coming to Lane County for the weekend but talk of summer drought is in the air (Register Guard)

“Last year (Oregon) had above average lightning activity,” said Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University. But accurately predicting lightning is impossible, except a day or two in advance, she noted.


M.S. Thesis Defense: Kayla Johnston, Sustainable Forest Management. The title of her thesis is “The Past, Present, and Future of Fire and Ponderosa Pine Stand Dynamics in the Metolius Research Natural Area, Central Oregon.” Monday, June 11, at 10 a.m. in Richardson 107. Johnston is advised by John Bailey in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management.

NEW! OPB’s Oregon Experience “Oregon State University”: The one-hour episode will air on OPB TV tonight, June 11, at 8 and 9 p.m.

Upcoming Events

NEW! World Cup Soccer events: The 2018 World Cup Soccer tournament is quickly approaching. Departments around campus will be hosting viewing parties for events throughout the tournament. Information about all the parties can be found on the International Beavers & Sports Facebook page (facebook.com/OSUIntlBeaverSports). Join us for the opening ceremony viewing party on Thursday, June 14, at 7 a.m.in the International Living Learning Center 155. Contact Jacqueline.Chambers@oregonstate.edu or Ismail.Warsame@oregonstate.edu with any questions regarding the World Cup viewing parties.

NEW! Retirement Reception for Penny Hardesty:  Join us at the OSU Foundation to thank Penny Hardesty, director of Donor Relations, for her 36 years of service to the foundation and the university. A reception will take place on June 19 at 3 p.m., at the OSU Foundation (850 S.W. 35th at Western). Campus colleagues are invited to stop by and wish her well in retirement.

Farewell Reception for Kavinda Arthenayake: Join us as we wish Kavinda Arthenayake the best of luck at his new position in Rhode Island and thank him for his many years of service to OSU. Printing & Mailing Services will be hosting a farewell reception on June 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its main production facility at 4700 S.W. Research Way. All are invited to stop by for refreshments and to wish him well.

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 June 4-28, at Giustina Gallery in The LaSells Stewart Center. Free and open to the public.

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 to 3 p.m. in Oak Creek 201. Contact Rebecca Houghtaling, 541-737-0456 or Keahi McFadden, 541-737-5412 with any questions.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

Using Parameters in CORE Webinar: Institutional Analytics and Reporting (IAR) will provide an introduction to using parameters in CORE reports. June 13, 2-2:30 p.m. Register at: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9u9PpL7ukMbLwsR Direct questions to Logan Bingle, logan.bingle@oregonstate.edu.

Ph.D. Defense: Johannie M. Spaan, Department of Integrative Biology, will present “Non-invasive Measure of Stress Physiology in Free-ranging Female African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer): Environmental Drivers, and Immunological and Infectious Consequences,” Tuesday, June 12, 11 a.m. in LINC 302.

Financial Strategies for Women: Designed for women (and people who care about women) who want to take control of their finances. June 12, noon, MU 207  Presented by Barbara Koontz, financial adviser, CFS*.  RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com

Distillery Startup Workshop in Corvallis (June 18-21): Whether you’re an experienced brewer/distiller looking to expand your business or simply exploring new opportunities, this course will give you the knowledge and connections needed to succeed. 

Sustainable Landscape Seminar: The two-day Sustainable Landscape Seminar provides the public with practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes. Some outcomes to expect include lowering power, water and waste bills due to more efficient use of resources, and reducing the flow of organic matter into the landfill. Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday June 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class is held at Lane Extension, 996 Jefferson St., Eugene. Cost: $25. Register 

Mini Pies, Cobblers and Fruit Pie Fillings Class: Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lane County Master Food Preservers will be offering a class on making fruit pie fillings, mini pies and cobblers using local berries and fruits. The class will include hands-on activities including making your own pie crusts and pie fillings. Class is held at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road, Eugene. Cost: $35. Register

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 

The Source: The Source, e-news from the College of Agricultural Sciences, is available at https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/source/spring-2018Take a scroll through the Source and see which stories catch your eye.

Call to Artists: The Giustina Gallery at the LaSells Stewart Center is hosting the 13th annual Community Art Exhibit. This exhibit provides artists of all ages and skill-levels the opportunity to showcase their artwork in a non-juried show. The exhibit runs from July 2 to Aug. 6. Submission deadline is June 28. Information and to submit to this show

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 Monday, June 25. The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the FY 2019 external fee proposals before they become effective July 1. 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.

Family Weekend Information: Future Family Weekend dates have been announced. Mark your calendars for Fall Family Weekend, Nov. 2-4, and Spring Family Weekend, May 3-5, 2019. Questions regarding family weekends can be directed to New Student Programs & Family Outreach, and more information as it becomes available can be found online at http://families.oregonstate.edu/parent-family-events.

Summer Meal Program: Looking for things to do with your kids this summer? Corvallis School District Food Service will be offering free meals to all children and teens 18 years and younger. Meals will be served at 12 different sites in Corvallis, including the OSU Memorial Union quad starting June 19 from noon to 12:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. The food is prepared fresh daily, and produce used is often locally sourced. Visit our website for times and locations.

SBAC Student Member Recruitment: The Student Budget Advisory Council (SBAC) is recruiting new members for the 2018-19 academic year. The SBAC is led by the director of Budget & Fiscal Planning and has up to 15 student members participating. The role of the SBAC is advisory to the University Budget Committee, which contributes an independent point of view for university matters relating to budgeting, tuition and fees, finances, policies, etc. The SBAC gives students the chance to engage with peers, provide input, raise issues and ask questions about OSU’s tuition, fees, finances and budget priorities. The University Budget Committee reports that the SBAC input is an important part of tuition and budget decision processes. For more information, visit the SBAC webpage or contact Sherm Bloomer.

Updates to University Policies & Standards:  Visit the University Policy & Standards page to learn about recent policy updates: http://policy.oregonstate.edu/whats-new  This page is updated frequently with new developments so check back regularly..

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 to 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 signup here. For more information on The Great Move Out, visit the website.

Traffic and Maintenance

Coleman Field East lot: In preparation for the Corvallis Knights baseball game and fireworks show, Coleman Field East (#3261) lot will be closed to the public after 4 p.m. on June 12. Vehicles in the Coleman lot after 4 p.m. on Tuesday may be towed as a safety precaution for the fireworks. Questions or comments on this closure may be directed to Bre Miller at 541-752-5656. Closures are often subject to changes and delays, so visit the OSU Campus Closures, Shutdowns and Detours page for updates on this and other campus closures.

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.

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

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.

NEW! Advisor (Internal Employment Opportunity): The College of Liberal Arts Invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month  Advisor position. Posting #P02217UF. Closes June 13.

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.

NEW! Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Manager-Medical Reception Posting #P02184UF.  For full consideration, apply by June 15. Closes June 22.

Executive Assistant (Internal Employment Opportunity): The Office of Finance and Administration in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month  Executive Assistant. Posting #P02218UF. Full consideration date June 15. Closes June 22.

EXTENDED! Accountant 1: The Office of Business Affairs in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time 12-month (1.0 FTE) hourly Accountant 1. Posting #P01571CT. Closes June 18.

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.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant-Medical Referrals, Posting #P01575CT. Closes June 20.

Education Program Assistant 1: This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (.95 FTE), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year) Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) position. The EPA1 will serve Morrow and Umatilla counties. This position will be located in Irrigon, Oregon. Posting# P01574CT. Closes June 20.

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. Closes June 21.

NEW! Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, OS2 Administrative Assistant Posting #P01581CT.  Closes June 22.

Coordinator-Research Program: The Marine Studies Initiative invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Coordinator-Research Program. This position serves as a formal bridge between Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (ODFW) Marine Reserves Program and Oregon State University expertise. This appointment may be based in either Newport or Corvallis. Posting #P02171UF. Full consideration date June 22. Closes July 2.

Assistant Director of Marketing: OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), assistant director of marketing to create, implement and track targeted marketing plans and campaigns. This position collaborates with the web/IT and enrollment services teams to ensure consistent communication and follow-up with prospects across the prospect-to-student lifecycle. The assistant director maintains a close working relationship with University Relations and Marketing and with faculty and department leads in the Division of Extended Campus’ respective program areas. Posting #P02213UF. Closes June 24.

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Oregon State University (OSU) – Corvallis, Oregon, invites applications for 9-month and 12-month part-time and full-time, .30 to 1.0, fixed-term Instructors for the Computer Science programs on campus and online. These appointments are fixed-term, non-tenure track, with the possibility of renewal at the discretion of the School Head. Posting #P02172UF. Closes June 24.

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.

Program Representative: OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), program representative to deliver excellent customer service by providing accurate, supportive, detailed, and complex information for multiple academic programs, university policies and procedures, and proctoring services. Posting #P01570CT. Closes June 26.

Instructional Designer: OSU Extended Campus invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, instructional designers to provide knowledge and creativity in enhancing the development and design of hybrid and online courses, full-service support and facilitate trainings for faculty related to course design and facilitation. Posting #P02204UF. Closes June 26.

Instructor of Voice: The Department of Music invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Instructor of Voice position. Posting #P02199UF. Closes June 28.

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.

NEW! Business Systems Analyst – The Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Business Systems Analyst position. Posting #P01994UF. Closes June 29.

Academic Counselor The department of TRiO Student Support Services is seeking an Academic Counselor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9 month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #P02202UF. Closes June 29.

The OSU Veterinary Teaching hospital is currently looking for a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician to work in our small animal surgery department. The applicant must hold a current Oregon CVT license or be able to obtain one with-in six months.  Posting #P01316CT. Closes June 30. Please mark your application with “S/A Surgery.”

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.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Alcohol & Drug Prevention Specialist, Posting #P02206UF.  Closes July 5.

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.

English Language Learning Coordinator: The Writing Center is seeking an English Language Learning Coordinator (ELLC). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #P02208UF. Closes July 14.

Instructor: The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Instructor position. Posting #P02196UF. Full consideration date Aug. 1. Closes Dec. 15.

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

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 don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” ~ Henry James.

Corvallis: Becoming sunny, high of 72, low of 43. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Scattered showers and then sunny, high of 68, low of 41. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of rain and then sunny, high of 64, low of 43. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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

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