OSU Today

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

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.

Report details cost of child care in Oregon (Statesman Journal)

“High quality care, which involves little or no screen time, healthy food, a ton of physical exercise and many activities that support cognitive and social development, is what parents want for their children,” said Bobbie Weber, a faculty research associate in the Family Policy Program at Oregon State University. (see also Gazette-Times)

Malaria versus mankind (Huffington Post)

“I must have fed 25 mosquitoes that night,” says Poinar, now a paleo-entomologist at Oregon State University.

Men forgo their vices when they become fathers (The Atlantic)

Researchers led by Oregon State University psychology professor David Kerr assessed more than 200 boys who were at elevated risk for delinquency annually for 19 years, from the age of 12 to 31. They examined how their use of controlled substances and criminal behavior changed over time, while discounting for the effects of age, marriage, and cohabitation status.

Town Hall to explore OSU-City issues (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University President Ed Ray, Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning, Corvallis City Manager Jim Patterson and other members of the OSU-City of Corvallis Collaboration Scoping Committee are scheduled to attend a town hall meeting tonight to discuss town-gown issues.

Mountains of recyclables collected at OSU event (Gazette-Times)

The community didn’t want to miss the chance to let go of Styrofoam, batteries, miscellaneous computer parts and other hard-to-recycle items for free, staffers of Oregon State University’s America Recycles Day collection discovered Tuesday afternoon.

 Collaborative behind forest thinning wins national award (Mail Tribune)

Proposed last year by forest ecology professors Norm Johnson at Oregon State University and Jerry Franklin at the University of Washington, the goal of the projects is to preserve the largest trees and improve forest health, including northern spotted owl habitat, while producing wood for mills and reducing wildfire danger.

Trojan study: OSU No. 5 sexually healthy school (KEZI)

A recent study by Trojan Brand Condoms named Oregon State University the fifth most sexually healthy school in the nation.

Civil War pep rally is Nov. 23 (The Times)

Bridgeport Village will be the site for the second annual Beavers vs. Ducks Pep Rally on Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in center court under the gazebo.


Creating Change: New Ideas for Inspiring Action for Climate Sanity : Join us for this workshop with famed writer and activist Bill McKibben. Nov. 17, 2 – 5 p.m. Registration required, space is limited.

Energy Center: OSU’s new energy center heats the campus and reduces the university’s carbon footprint. At the Nov. 17 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Larrie Easterly will describe how the facility is meeting its goals. Triad meets in MU 109 from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome and pay $10 for a catered lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

SEIU meeting: Classified workers please plan to attend our November General membership meeting. The meeting will be Nov. 17 in MU 213 from noon to 1 p.m. Hear a presentation from Basic Rights Oregon as well; discuss PEBB, HEM, and CCOs: A Strategic Approach . Meet Brett Moser, our new organizer.

Equity discussion: Join the staff of the Office of Equity and Inclusion in an informal discussion about their transition and ongoing efforts, Nov. 17, noon to 1:30 p.m., in MU 109A. They encourage feedback and will address any questions from the OSU community. Beverages provided. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/.

Travel Workshop for F-1 & J-1 International Students: Planning to travel outside the U.S. soon? International Student Advising and Services and INTO OSU invite international students to attend an information session about what you need to know before you travel outside the U.S. Bring your original I‐20 or DS‐2019 document with you between 1:30 and 4 p.m. and we will provide a travel signature for you during this session (provided that you meet the eligibility requirements). 1:30-4 p.m., Nov. 17, ILLC Auditorium.

H-1B & J-1 Application Troubleshooting for OSU Faculty & Staff: Do the applications for visiting scholars and international faculty members making your head spin? Attend this session to complete a sample application, or bring a current case to work on. ISFS team members will be on hand to guide you through the process and to answer questions along the way. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Snell 448.

Unwrapping the Mystery: The Mental Health Dilemma of Diagnosing Gender Identity Disorder (GID). Please join A.J. Williams , Marcey Bamba, and Audrey Schwartz from Counseling and Psychological Services at The Pride Center as part of Transgender Awareness Week on Nov. 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. pm for a discussion about the role we play as mental health Professionals supporting individuals who identify as transgendered.

Funding Education Abroad: Wondering how to pay for an international experience? Come to this session to learn about funding opportunities. Representatives from the OSU Education Abroad office, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Alumnus will be present to answer your questions! 4–5 p.m., Nov. 17, Snell 448.

Night of the Crescent: This annual event, sponsored by the Muslim Students Association of OSU, features a wide array of cultural traditions that represent the estimated 1.5 billion Muslims from around the globe. The event aims to debunk stereotypes, celebrate diversity, and promote solidarity and tolerance amongst the OSU community. Henna (temporary) tattoos, beautiful Islamic art displays, a traditional garment show and, of course, some tasty traditional foods will be enjoyed! 6-8 p.m., Nov. 17, MU Ballroom.

Latin@ Heroes – presented in Spanish by OSU students: Join us at the Centro Cultural César Chávez as OSU students give a Spanish speaking presentation on Latin@ heroes. Children are welcome. 6-8 p.m., Nov. 17, Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez

Global warming talk: Writer/activist Bill McKibben, author of the groundbreaking work “The End of Nature,” the first general audience book on global warming, will speak at OSU on Nov. 17. McKibben is the debut speaker in the “Discovery Lecture Series,” a project aimed at bringing prominent scientists, acclaimed writers and key policymakers to OSU to present on matters of national and international importance. McKibben will deliver the Discovery Lecture at 7 p.m. at CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

German film: A film by Jürgen Böttcher, the East German filmmaker best known for his documentary “The Wall,” will be shown 7:15 p.m., Nov. 17 in Corvallis. “Born in ’45” is the only narrative feature film by Böttcher. the screening is free and takes place at Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St.

OSU bands: Four chamber ensembles from the band program at Oregon State University will present a free concert on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge on the OSU campus. For more information on OSU Bands: http://bands.oregonstate.edu

Upcoming Events

NEW! Short-term International Teaching & Learning Opportunities for OSU Faculty: The Center for Teaching and Learning and International Programs invite all faculty and instructors to attend this session and learn possibilities for participating in global faculty development seminars, options to teach abroad for a term or semester, and opportunities for leading short term study programs for OSU students. CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars will be highlighted, as will Northwest Consortium for Study Abroad teaching sites. Funding resources will be discussed. 1-2 p.m., Nov. 18, Milam 215.

NEW! IE3 International Internships: Come learn about IE3 International Internships, how to select a program, complete the application, and even access funding. You will also have the opportunity to meet IE3 alumni about their own personal experiences! 3–4 p.m., Nov. 18, Snell 444.

NEW! Study Abroad Photo Contest: Last day to vote is Nov. 18, in Java II – Valley Library

NEW! Dad and Family Weekend Tailgater: Join the MUPC and the Pride Center in the MU Ballroom on Nov. 19 from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Dad and Family Weekend Tailgater! There will be game booths in the ballroom with prizes.

NEW! Movie Screening: You Should Meet My Son: Join the SOL and the Pride Center on November 21 from 6-8 pm in the Pride Center for a movie night! A fish-out-of-water comedy about a conservative southern mom who discovers that her only son is gay. Determined that he won’t go through his life alone, she sets out to find him a husband.

Chamber music: The Music á la Carte Concert Series at Oregon State University is proud to present a performance by the OSU Chamber Music Project on Friday, Nov. 18 at noon in the main lounge of the Memorial Union on the OSU campus. The OSU Chamber Music Project is comprised of faculty instrumentalists who perform in various small ensemble configurations. This concert will feature Dr. Jill Pauls, flute; Jessica Lambert, violin; Ann Grabe, cello; and Dr. Rachelle McCabe, piano.

Book reading: Award-winning short-story writer Scott Nadelson will read from his newest collection, “Aftermath,” on Friday, Nov. 18, at The Valley Library’s main rotunda on the Oregon State University campus. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m.; a book signing follows.

Fan appreciation day: Oregon State University Athletics will host Fan Appreciation Day, Sat., Nov. 19 when the football team hosts the Washington Huskies at Reser Stadium. The game will also signify Senior Day and is a component of the campus’ Dad’s Weekend. Activities include discounted popcorn, coffee and hot chocolate, 25 percent off football gear, free t-shirts (while supplies last) and a drawing for a trip to Hawaii.

Enterprise Computing Director: There will be an open forum presentation by candidates for Enterprise Computing Director next week. The first candidate presentation will be by Amy Brooks on Nov. 21 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. in Kidder 202. The second candidate presentation will be by Cleve Bench on Nov. 22 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. in Kidder 202.

Dasenko retirement: Bonnie Dasenko of the General Counsel’s office is retiring after 40 years with OSU. A celebration will be held Nov. 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m., in MU 109A. Refreshments will be served. To send a card, forward it to Barbara Melton, General Counsel’s Office, 524 Kerr Admin. Questions? barbara.melton@oregonstate.edu

Lectures and seminars

NEW! STEM seminar: The Department of Science and Mathematics Education in Collaboration with the (future) Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning presents a Special NSF-Supported 2020 Vision Seminar with James Gee on “Embodied/Situated Learning for STEM,” Nov. 22, noon to 1 p.m. in Kidder 202 (Video broadcast in Cascades 112)

News for Employees

NEW! Drive Less: A new online regional ride-matching tool called Drive Less Connect  is being used across Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The free system supports commute or one-time trips and includes a calendar feature to show money and emissions savings. The Sustainability Office  and Be Well are offering the first incentive: calendar five days of non-drive-alone trips between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15 and you’ll be entered to win a $15 American Dream gift card.  Four winners will be selected.

Trejo named acting head of CCE: David Trejo, professor of construction engineering management and holder of the Hal Pritchett Chair, has been named Acting School Head for the School of Civil and Construction Engineering, effective Nov. 17. Trejo fills in for Scott Ashford, who is serving as interim dean for the College of Engineering.

Community building: Building Community through Diversity: an introduction to the NCBI model, Nov. 21, 1 to 3 p.m., MU Journey Room. The OSU Campus Coalition Builders invite you to a presentation specifically designed to introduce participants to the theory and philosophy behind the National Coalition Building Institute community-building model. Pre-registration preferred.

Diversity workshop: Welcoming Diversity . . . Valuing the Differences Among Us, takes place Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., MU 206. This day-long workshop uses the award winning National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) community building model. Participants will be introduced to skills that can empower them to become more effective leaders and allies for others.Pre-registration required (space limited to 30).

Research Funding Opportunity for Undergrads: The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC) program for Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2011-12. This program supports undergraduate research activities. Applications are due by Monday, Nov. 21. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-8390.

Call to artists: All classified employees, professional faculty and OSU affiliates are encouraged to submit their art, craft or hobby for the second annual OSU Invitational Staff Art Exhibit. Get the submission form here. Share your talent by Nov. 28. The exhibit will run Jan. 6 through Feb. 7, 2012 in the LaSells Stewart Center, with a special reception held on Jan. 10. Dust off your skills over the break and share your creativity with campus.

Women in Higher Ed conference: Oregon Women in Higher Education invites program proposals for its annual conference, to be held Jan. 12 at Portland State University. This year’s theme is Leading Change: Personal Perspectives & Collective Growth. Keynote address will be by Dr. Melody Rose and the closing address will be by Dr. Lois Ruskai Melina.Proposal submission is available here. Deadline: Nov. 28. Conference registration is also open at http://www.owhenet.jigsy.com/annual-conference-reg. Deadline: Jan. 13, 2012. Questions? diane.davis@oregonstate.edu

“Discovering the Scientist Within”: free workshop for middle school girls on careers in science and engineering will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the new Linus Pauling Center auditorium. To register, email student’s name and school to sylviaharvey@rocketmail.com . Registration opens on Nov. 15 and closes on Feb. 10, 2012. For details, contact Sujaya Rao at 541-737-9038.

Traffic and maintenance

Fairbanks Annex: Due to a scheduled ceiling project, Fairbanks Annex will be temporarily closed. This closure is necessary for the safety of the OSU community while contractors remove the ceiling and make necessary repairs. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m., Dec. 6 and end by 5:30 p.m., Jan. 6, 2012.

Rogers Hall: Due to the use of a crane lift, associated with the project at Rogers Hall, the parking lot shared by Dearborn Hall, Graf Hall & Covell Hall will be temporarily closed. This lot is to be empty of all vehicles by the end of the day on Nov. 30. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. Dec. 1 and should end by 5 p.m.

Campus Way: Due to telecom upgrading, Campus Way (west of 35th Street), will be temporarily closed to all. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. Nov. 14 and should end by noon, Nov. 18. Campus Way east of 35th street will also be closed from 7 a.m. Nov. 16 to noon Nov. 18 for telecom upgrading.

Sidewalk between Jefferson Way and Dixon Rec: Due to reconstruction, the sidewalk between Jefferson Way and Dixon Rec will be temporarily closed. It is necessary to reconstruct the sidewalk so it will be a compliant ADA path of travel. The shutdown should end by 5 p.m. Dec. 16.


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

The Department of Fisheries & Wildlife is inviting applications for Research Associate (Post Doc) – OHRC Salmon Homing position. Posting #0008236. Closes Nov. 18.

Academic Advisor, College of Business, Oregon State University. This is for three, full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term positions. Posting #0008303. Closes Nov. 27. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 20.

Facilities Services Department is seeking an experienced Refrigeration Mechanic for their Campus Maintenance department. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Posting #0008244. Closes Nov. 21.

The Office of Human Resources is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month, fixed term HR Technical Lead. Posting #0008107. Closes Nov. 22.

The Extended Campus (ECampus) is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month Analyst Programmer competency level 1. Posting #0008300. Closes Nov. 23.

Counseling and Psychological Services – CAPS invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),12-month, Counselor. Posting #0008306. Closes Nov. 23.

Oregon State University Libraries seeks an experienced, innovative and dynamic History of Science Collections Librarian in its Special Collections & Archives Research Center. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Posting #0008245. For full consideration apply by Nov. 30.

The Department of Fisheries & Wildlife is inviting applications for Research Associate (Post Doc) – Surrogate Chinook position. Posting #0008243. Closes Dec. 1.

The Arts & Science Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Finance Coordinator position. Posting #0008265. The “for full consideration date” has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 20. Closes Dec. 4.

The University Library is inviting applications for a full-time, 1.00 FTE, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor Data Management Librarian position. Posting #0008089. Closes Nov. 30.

The Department of Microbiology invites applications for a full time (1.00 FTE) 12 month, Instructor in Microbiology. Posting #0008189. Full consideration date, Dec 1.

Associate Director for Communications and Marketing: The Oregon State University Alumni Association is looking for an experienced professional to develop and lead comprehensive marketing and communications programs and services for the association. For full consideration apply by Dec. 2. Position is open until filled. Position description and application information at www.osualum.com/jobs

The Valley Library is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month fixed term Electronic Resources Unit Supervisor. Posting #0008294. Closes Dec. 9.

Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost for Information Services – Information Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position. Posting number 0008337, closes Dec. 11.

Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning – The Office of Academic Success and Engagement invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning position. Posting # 0008293. Closes Jan. 6

The Oregon University System, Controller’s Division, is seeking a full-time Banking Operation Supervisor. For a complete job announcement and application requirements, please visit http://www.ous.edu/about/employment/.


Corvallis: As uncertain winter weather approaches, remember that information on weather-related closures will be posted on the University’s OSU Campus Alert website home page at http://alert.oregonstate.edu.  Announcements of closures or curtailments also will be noted on the OSU home web page, http://oregonstate.edu. Today showers continue with a high of 47, and a low tonight of 33. Rain and cool temperatures continue through the weekend.

Central Oregon: Due to high winds gusts it is good to keep an eye on all small pets, we don’t want them to blow away. A chance of rain showers before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Snow level 5300 feet lowering to 4000 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44 with a low around 25. Breezy, with a west wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.





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