KGW talks to OSU Professor Scott Baker about his role in the Oscar-nominated documentary The Cove.
Like St. Vincent’s itself, missing wall means so much (New York Times)
The wall meant a lot to some people. Photos of the missing — forever smiling, forever holding their children, forever looking grand in gowns and tuxedos — cast a spell. Tracy Daugherty felt it. Mr. Daugherty teaches writing at Oregon State University. But he spent a lot of time in New York researching a biography of Donald Barthelme, called “Hiding Man” and published last year by St. Martin’s Press. Barthelme had lived on West 11th Street (in an apartment above Thomas Pynchon). Mr. Daugherty went there often, invariably going by the hospital wall.
Improved herd management could reduce drug need (Capital Press)
If antibiotics for livestock are best used sparingly, what’s a rancher to do? Better management of animals can help, explains Chad Mueller, a beef cattle systems researcher at Oregon State University’s agricultural research center in Union, Ore.
“Based on our results so far, this promises to be one of the most effective antidepressants yet developed,” said James White, a professor emeritus of chemistry at OSU. “It may have efficacy similar to some important drugs being used now, but with fewer side effects.” (See also Science Blog)
Courtney Campbell, an Oregon State University professor who focuses on religion and culture, said “there are points of common ground” that could lead to an understanding that accommodates both sides
Scientists: Reduce, don’t ban, antibiotics (Capital Press)
Food is one of many potential sources of exposure to antibiotics for humans, who can also be exposed to the agents in such innocent things as Lysol and hand soaps, asserts Chad Mueller, an Oregon State University beef cattle systems researcher.
Acclaimed nature writer to speak (Gazette-Times)
Franklin Burroughs, a writer whose essays about the natural world have captivated generations of readers, will speak at Oregon State University on Friday, Feb. 5.
War Dance summons community pride (Gazette-Times)
“War Dance” is one of seven films featured in this year’s Crossroads International Film Festival that explore various rites of passage and transformation.
OSU a capella group to compete (Gazette-Times)
Outspoken, an a capella singing group from Oregon State University, is among the groups competing in quarterfinals of the West Region portion of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.
Technology Support Services (TSS) is once again offering an orientation session for all new Community Network customers. We will be presenting information about our support structure, the many services we offer and where to find help. The session takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Valley Library East Willamette Seminar Room. http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/locations/map/willametteRooms.jpg
Center for Teaching & Learning workshop: “How to Manage Disruptive and Distressed Students with a Focus on Safety.” Presenters will be Lisa Hoogesteger, Assistant Dean of Students, Dan Schwab, Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Jack Rogers, and Jackie Alvarez, Director of CAPS. The panel will be sharing about a Student Care Team and how this team can work with instructors. Friday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Milam 215. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/workshops/registration_form.html
Lunch with the Organic Grower’s Club $5 to benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share. Noon, ALS room 3096.
The University Motor Pool is hosting a Super Bowl themed lunch today that will benefit the OSU Food Drive and kick off their month long drive thru drop off for collection of food and cash donations at the University Motor Pool on Campus Way. The theme is SUPER sub sandwich and salad BOWL. They’ll have a 50-foot SUPER sub sandwich and classic pasta salad with enough to feed the first 100 people–and probably more! All the fixins’ for this casual event provided by the staff and generous donors so bring a friend and drop by at your convenience between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.. Donations accepted at the door.
Franklin Burroughs, a writer whose essays about the natural world have captivated generations of readers, will speak at Oregon State University. “An Evening with Franklin Burroughs” begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library on the OSU campus with a reading and question-and-answer session with the author, followed by a book-signing. The literary event, sponsored by the OSU Visiting Writers Series, is free and open to the public.
A 5K Pajamathon will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, in front of Dixon Recreation Center on the Oregon State University campus, 425 SW 26th St. The event is free and no registration is required. Show up wearing your pajamas and you’ll be provided with a map of the route.
NEW! Corvallis Science Pub takes place Monday, 6 p.m. at Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Second St. Kim Montagne, Director, Samaritan Heart and Vascular Institute, who will give us tips and techniques on how you can keep the “beat of your heart” healthy and strong.
NEW! It is Lunch and Learn time! Come and learn some quick and easy kid-friendly recipes! Also, learn tips on how to get your kids involved in the kitchen, eating healthy and much more. Janice Gregg from OSU Extension will be the presenter and we have heard there will be some taste testing! The event takes place at noon Feb. 10, in the Women’s Center Kitchen. This event is sponsored by the Child Care and Family Resources Office and is open to all OSU parents.
NEW! Faculty Staff and Fitness Winter Blood Draw takes place Feb. 24, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., Registrations begin next week! Registrations for our winter term blood screening will start this upcoming Feb. 8. Call 541-737-3222 to reserve a spot!
Crossroads International provides language learning & friendship to international students & faculty at OSU. Crossroads would like to announce its Fourth annual International Film Festival, every Sunday in February at the Darkside Cinema – beginning Sunday Feb. 7. Three films are featured each week, at 1:30, 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the cinema, $6 for students. Please read about the films and specially priced “Passports” here: http://oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads/crossroads-international-film-festival
Tickets are on sale now for the 11th annual OSU performances of “The Vagina Monologues” on Feb. 11 and 12, at LaSells Stewart Center. Advance tickets are available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Plageman Student Health Center Room 310 and at the Women’s Center. Advance tickets are $8 for OSU students with ID, and $10 for general public. Tickets are also available at the door for $10. Accepted methods of payment: cash, check or charge your OSU student account. More info: studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/vaginamonologues
The Plan of Happiness: Why Did God Create Us and What is Our Purpose in Life? Public lecture by Dr. Bobette Bushnell, Dept. of Speech & Communications. Feb. 10, 7-8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room.
Join the Austin Entrepreneurship for the 2nd Annual Weatherford Awards, honoring lifelong Entrepreneurs and Innovators. The Weatherford Awards will be held Feb. 17 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. This year’s honorees are: Frank Cloutier, leader of the HP team that developed the Ink Jet Printer, Douglas Engelbart, Ph.D., inventor of the computer mouse, Doc and Connie Hatfield, founders of Country Natural Beef, Cory Schreiber, pioneer of the NW Natural Food Movement, James Peterson, Ph.D., world-leading wheat breeder, Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods.
News for Employees
NEW! The Provost invites you to submit nominations of faculty-authored books with a copy right date in 2009. Nominations can be submitted to the Dean of your college for an initial screening. The deadline for submission by the Deans is March 12.
The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urm.htm. NSF – URM program site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10531/nsf10531.htm. Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Feb. 22, and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.
NEW! The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM) program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/cteam.htm. NSF – CI-TEAM program website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10532/nsf10532.htm. Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Feb 22 and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to email@example.com. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.
Faculty are invited to meet with President Ray in small group sessions to discuss issues of interest or concern. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing, especially as we deal with the current economic downturn; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information: name, email, department/unit, faculty rank and rank order of below dates.
March 11, 2 to 3 p.m.
April 26, 10: to 11 a.m.
May 7, 2 to 3 p.m.
The First OSU Building Energy Challenge has begun. Occupants from ALS, Bexell, Milam, Moreland, Wilkinson and the Women’s Building are vying for the title of Challenge Champion by doing basic things like turning off lights and putting computers in standby. For tips, standings and more information, see the Energy Challenge website: http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/building-energy-challenge-winter-2010. Not in a participating building? You can still help OSU save energy. See the Energy Challenge website to learn how.
The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the below awards through March 1, 2010; information regarding these awards is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/awards/nom/:
o Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award
o International Service Award
o D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award
o OSU Academic Advising Award
o OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
o OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
o OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship
o OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award
o Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award
o Promising Scholar Award
o Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award
o Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award
o Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award
Administrative Program Assistant: The Department of OUS International Programs invites applications for an Administrative Program Assistant position. This is a full-time 12-month position. For more details and application instructions, got to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting 0005070. Closes Feb. 10. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The Oregon State University Foundation has an open for an OSU student to provide administrative support to the Director of Donor Relations & Special Events. Interested candidates are required to submit two writing samples with their application and resume. To review a complete job description and instructions on how to apply go to OSU Foundation website at http://osufoundation.org/employment.
Office Specialist 2 – Office of Business Affairs, Oregon State University, F/T, $2138-2960/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Then go to Posting #0005222.Closing Date: Feb. 15. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The Oregon State University Foundation has a position open for an Administrative Assistant in Development. This position provides general clerical and administrative assistance and support to an assigned team of Development Officers. To review a complete job description and how to apply instructions go to http://osufoundation.org/employment
Office Specialist 2: The department of Student Health Services is recruiting for an Office Specialist 2. This is a part-time (5 hours a day) .625 FTE, 9-month position. This is an internal search and open only to OSU employees, for more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/. Posting #0005212. For consideration apply by today. OSU is an AA/EOE.
Library Technician I – Circulation, Instruction & User Services, Valley Library, Oregon State University, Full-Time, 1.0 FTE, mornings and weekend hours, $1854-2484/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0005229 Closing Date: Feb. 10. OSU is an AA/EOE.
Revenue Agent II – Student Finance, Office of Business Affairs, Oregon State University, F/T, $2390-3405/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing Date: Feb. 10. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute seeks to hire a Faculty Research Assistant to support the development of a microchannel atomizer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. To review job posting and apply, see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting #0005183, closing date 02/05/10. For full consideration apply by today. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The Oregon State University Foundation is recruiting for a Foundation Relations Coordinator. The Foundation Relations program is responsible for building a broad base of philanthropic support from local, regional, and national foundations for the priorities of Oregon State University. To review a full job description and instructions on how to apply go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/
INTO Oregon State University is searching for a Director of Studies. The Director of Studies provides leadership to all academic personnel within the INTO OSU Center and works to maintain the academic and financial health of the academic and intensive English programs. The Director of Studies will have overall operational responsibility for the management and development of teaching programs, academic managers and related resource within the Center. Visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp, job posting number 0005129.
The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position of Director of Development for the College of Engineering. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.
The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position of Director of Development, Linus Pauling Institute. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.
The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an Executive Director of the Oregon 4-H Foundation and Director of Development to work in collaboration with the assigned development team and OSU leadership. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.
Extension Program Leader: Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for the position of Extended Program Leader. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed term position For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0005107. Closing date is Feb. 28. OSU is an AA/EOE
Traffic and maintenance
This will be the South shuttle bus route change for today only, due to construction. Coming from 15th St. the shuttle will turn left onto Washington Way, right onto 11th St, right onto “A” St.,right onto 17th St.,turn left back onto Washington Way, continue on route.
Due to repairs on a natural gas valve, the NW corner of 15th St. & Washington Way will be temporarily closed. This shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. today and should end by 5 p.m.
Ever been riding your bike and notice that you seem to be going slower and slower each day, only to realize at the end of the week that your back tire is nearly deflated? That’s a good metaphor for how many people feel on Friday, and it takes a restful weekend to pump the air back into our lungs again. So even though it’s going to be a showery weekend, find ways to enjoy it. Today’s high will be 54 with an overnight low of 37. The weekend will be in the low 50s.