OSU Today

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 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.

OSU’s Cascades Campus continues double-digit growth (OPB)

For the third straight year, administrators at Oregon State University are reporting double-digit enrollment growth at their Cascades Campus. (see also Statesman Journal, KTVL,)

Study finds Great Plains river basins threatened by pumping of aquifers (Water Online)

“It is a finite resource that is not being recharged,” said Jeffrey Falke, a post-doctoral researcher at Oregon State University and lead author on the study.

Northwest oyster die-offs show ocean acidification has arrived (Yale Environment 360)

The couple enlisted the help of Burke Hales, a biogeochemist and ocean ecologist at Oregon State University. He soon homed in on the carbon chemistry of the water.

Oregon State merges archives and special collections as part of overall reorganization (Library Journal)

Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries recently announced that it was merging its University Archives and Special Collections units as part of an overall reorganization of OSU and its libraries which began in 2009.

Counties fear loss of timber payments (Capital Press)

Statewide, according to a new report from Oregon State University, the act’s expiration could cost counties 4,000 jobs, $400 million in business sales and $250 million in income.

Linn-Benton unemployment rate stalls (Gazette-Times)

Patrick O’Connor, a regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department, attributes the year-over-year decrease in joblessness in part to growth at Oregon State University, the county’s biggest employer by a long shot.

Bellotti is Oregon’s top PERS beneficiary (Statesman Journal)

“More than $40,000 a month? Whoa!” said Michael Oriard, an Oregon State University professor of English who writes frequently on athletics and has commented on coaches’ pay. The amounts received by the top 10 PERS beneficiaries are not an accurate reflection of what most public retirees get, according to the agency.


Enterprise Computing Director: There will be an open forum presentation by candidate for Enterprise Computing Director Cleve Bench on Nov. 22 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. in Kidder 202.

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)

Food For Fun Social: Bring two cans of food or $2 to donate to the Linn-Benton Food Share Nov. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the MU Basement Rec. Center. Free Pizza, Bowling and Rec. Center fun. Faculty attending are asked to bring a student to mentor. Contact MANRRS Co-advisor: Smit Vasquez-Caballero, vasquesm@onid.orst.edu.

Upcoming Events

NEW! School Spirit Sale at the OSUsed Store: Come to our weekly public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. for our “School Spirit Sale” in celebration of the upcoming Civil War football game. Wear your favorite school’s logo to receive 25 percent off your purchase. For more information, please visit our blog .

NEW! Candidate forum: OSU Extended Campus invites the campus community to attend the Presentation and Open Forum for Kristen Wessel, candidate for Summer Session Director on Nov. 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. in The Valley Library 3622 East (Will. Ind. Sem. Room). This is the last of three presentations by candidates for this position.

NEW! WPA artist: The Women Owning Woodland Network (WOWnet) will be offering a free seminar entitled “Arts in the Woods: Nina Olsson presents The Work of Aimee Spencer Gorhman.”  She was employed by the WPA in Oregon.  Olsson will talk about Gorham’s work from an historical perspective. Participants will view examples of Gorman’s work located in Richardson Hall.  The seminar will be held Dec. 15 at Richardson Hall 107, on the Oregon State University Campus from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

OSU SACNAS Chapter Revival Meeting: The campus community is invited to hear Dana Sanchez and Wanda Crannell discuss the possibility of starting a SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) chapter at OSU, Jan. 11, 2012, 4:30-6 p.m. in Kearney 212. Contact: Wanda.Crannell@oregonstate.edu or Dana.Sanchez@oregonstate.edu

An Evening of Pageantry: The OSU Wind Symphony, Chamber Winds and Campus Band. Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets are $10, available at the door. OSU students, staff, faculty admitted for free with valid university ID.

PFLA 2011 Winter Gala: Thursday, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Women’s Building Lobby – $12. Enjoy a lunch buffet of new and favorite menu items prepared by OSU Catering, holiday harp music by Laura Zaerr, and bidding on silent auction items. Register here by Nov 23. More info: gwen.wolfram@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-4330.

News for Employees

NEW! Poinsettia sale: The OSU Horticulture Club is holding their annual poinsettia sale, from Nov. 28-Dec. 2. The plants are $15 each or $3 for $40, and come in red, Picasso, and Shimmer Surprise. They will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in Kerr Admin, and Wednesday-Friday at the green house next to Cordley Hall. For information: Shepherr@onid.orst.edu

NEW! OSU Today: Subscribers to OSU Today should note that it will not be sent on Thursday or Friday of this week, but will resume on Nov. 28, following the holiday weekend.

NEW! Dixon memberships/rentals: As Fall transitions to Winter, new term memberships and locker rentals are available. Fall memberships and rentals expire on Jan. 13 Winter memberships and rentals are available for purchase starting Nov. 28. To renew your services, contact the RecServices desk located near West Entry at Dixon (541-737-3736). Information regarding pricing and types of memberships we offer can be found on our website.

Business suit donations needed: Lightly used professional business attire is being sought to assist OSU students for the Annual Career Wardrobe Makeover event scheduled for Feb. 9, 2012 in the OSU MU Ballroom. For more information or to request pick up contact Wanda Crannell, 541-737-2999. Campus drop off locations are 8 Kerr Administration – Career Services and 137 Strand Agriculture Hall.

OSU Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program: is looking to recruit students, faculty and staff who are willing to participate in this innovative and cutting edge program. Participation would include training, a kick-off dinner and meeting with a mentor/mentee. Professional development opportunities, check-in lunches, and various events will be offered each term. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Lauren Plaza.

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.

Women in Higher Education: Oregon Women in Higher Education invites program proposals for its annual conference, to be held on Friday, Jan. 12 at Portland State University. This year’s theme is Leading Change: Personal Perspectives & Collective Growth. Proposal submission is available here. Deadline: Monday, Nov. 28.  Conference registration is also open here. Deadline: Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Questions? diane.davis@oregonstate.edu

Traffic and maintenance

26th Street: Due to landscape improvements, portions of the west sidewalk of 26th Street, between Jefferson Way and Intramural Way will be temporary closed due to soil installation. Minor construction congestion should anticipated in the south bound lane of 26th Street between Jefferson and Intramural Way.  The shutdown will begin at 10 a.m., Nov. 22 and should end by noon.

Bookstore parking lot: Due to a geotechnical investigation taking place on all sides of Strand Ag, Waldo Place and parking lots in the vicinity will be intermittently closed. Affected are the sidewalks on all sides of the building and the parking lots west of Gilkey Hall and south of Strand Ag (MU Pay Lot). The closure should end by 5 p.m. Nov. 23.

Network Outage: Network Engineering will be performing necessary maintenance on the core network Friday, Nov. 25, between 8 a.m. and noon. There will be several network outages, of up to 10 minutes each, during the maintenance period. Connections to on and off campus resources, including IP phones, will be down during these outages. Banner, Blackboard, MyOSU, email, CN File Service, and web browsing could be effected.

Benton Hall: Due to tree maintenance, Benton Hall’s west parking lot will be temporarily closed. This will also affect the parking access driveway, and sidewalks on the north and west sides of the building. The shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. Nov. 22 and should end by 5 p.m. Nov. 22.

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.

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 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.

Fiscal Coordinator 1 (Internal Search –OSU Employees only): The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applicants for a full time (1.00 FTE), 12 month, classified Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting #0008220. Closes Nov. 28.

Oregon State University Printing and Mailing Services invites applications for a Part Time (.30 FTE), 12-month Transporter Position. Duties include but are not limited to; Campus Mail, and Support of Mailing Services. Posting #0008351, Closes Nov. 30.

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

Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development – OCCD invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),12-month, Intellectual Property and Contracts Coordinator. Posting #0008372. Closes Dec. 5.

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


Corvallis: “Besides the autumn poets sing, A few prosaic days, A little this side of the snow, And that side of the haze.” – Emily Dickinson. Rain and wind continue today with highs of 53 and a low tonight of 43. Rain continues tomorrow. Rain is expected for most of the state but heavy snow is expected in the Cascades, making for some fine upcoming winter skiing. Keep an eye on weather conditions if you’re heading over any mountain passes for Thanksgiving.

Central Oregon: High wind advisory today. A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51and a low around 37. Windy, with a south wind between 31 and 34 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.


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