OSU Today

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 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.

150 per week equals better sleep (Science Blog)

“We were using the physical activity guidelines set forth for cardiovascular health, but it appears that those guidelines might have a spillover effect to other areas of health,” said Brad Cardinal, a professor of exercise science at Oregon State University and one of the study’s authors. (see also Yahoo, Science Daily, Phys.Org)

PacificSource kicks off inaugural Healthy Life Civil War challenge (OregonLive)

From November 19 through November 26, Duck and Beaver fans are encouraged to log on to www.healthylifechallenge.org to take the PacificSource Healthy Life Civil War pledge and commit to living a healthier lifestyle .

State won’t keep UO president (Register-Guard)

University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere has been told that his contract will not be renewed at the end of June. (see also Willamette Week, KATU, OPB)

Unseen devastation from tsunamis can destroy coral reefs, research shows (Daily Astorian)

“Very little until now has been known about the impact of tsunamis on coral reefs,” said Solomon Yim, a professor of structural and ocean engineering at Oregon State University and co-author of the study, which was supported by the National Science Foundation.

‘Growing Farms’ book available (OregonLive)

Over the last three years, 250 new and would-be farmers in Oregon have learned to dream strategically in an Oregon State University Extension workshop series called “Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management.”

Hop company focuses on craft brewers (Capital Press)

In 2009, the company invested $1 million on a five-year contract with Oregon State University to begin breeding work.

OSU-Cascades sees jump in enrollment (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon University System says enrollment at Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend grew by 14.5 percent from last year, the largest percentage increase among Oregon’s eight state universities. (see also Argus Observer)

State of Oregon grants OSU $64,583 to increase college access (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University is receiving a $64,583 grant from the State of Oregon for its College Access Initiative through the Office of Precollege Programs.

Massive oyster die-offs show ocean acidification has arrived (Reuters)

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.

Today

Healthy Civil War competition: Be part of a healthy Civil War competition when you pledge to lead a healthier lifestyle, and score one against the Ducks at the same time. Go to http://HealthyLifeChallenge.org and commit to one of a menu of healthy life activities, and you can also select a local charity to receive financial support from PacificSource Health Plans.

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 .

Thursday-Sunday

Closure: Campus is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Children’s party: A children’s holiday party will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, noon to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge. The event is free but space is limited so pre-register online before Monday, Nov. 28 at mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/childrensparty. The party is for children ages 5 to 10.

NEW! Public policy talk: Edward P. Weber, Director and Professor of the  School of Environmental and Public Affairs, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, will speak on “Going Beyond the Foundation: Understanding Robust Durability in Small-Scale Collaboratives,” on Nov. 28, noon to 1 p.m. in Owen Hall Room 106.

NEW! Diversity conference: Association of Office Professionals Fall Conference is presenting “Embracing Diversity” on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to noon, MU 208, La Raza Room. Conference is open to all of OSU. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration fee – $10, due Monday, Nov. 28. Contact Cindy.Alexis@oregonstate.edu to reserve your spot.

NEW! Office of Equity and Inclusion Discussion Forum: Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., MU 206. Join the staff of the Office of Equity and Inclusion in an informal discussion about their transition and ongoing efforts. They encourage feedback and will address any questions from the OSU community. Coffee and other hot beverages will be provided. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/.

NEW! OSURA presents: Estate Planning Presentation: Nov. 30, 3-5 p.m. OSU Foundation Board Room. “Estate Planning, Including Planning for Possible Incapacity — A Gift to You and Your Loved Ones.” This panel presentation will address the primary aspects of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives for health care, elder financial abuse, and estate taxes as well as recent changes in these areas –and the consequences of not having signed documentation of your wishes. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/osura/events-calendar

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.

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! CARDV Gift Drive: The Association of Office Professionals is collecting for the CARDV (Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence) gift drive. Donate new, unwrapped gifts to Waldo 102 or email to request a pick up. The deadline is Dec. 12, 5 p.m.  CARDV appreciates a variety of fun toys. Since some children have witnessed or experienced abuse, please no toy weapons, action figures with weapons, or overly sexualized dolls like Barbies. Email elizabeth.thomas@oregonstate.edu with questions or for a list of suggested items.

NEW! NSF – Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP): The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the NSF – SEP program. The program calls for innovative, interdisciplinary basic research in science, engineering, and education by teams of researchers for developing systems approaches to sustainable energy pathways based on a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, technical, environmental, economic, and societal issues. Guidelines here.  Submission deadline to the Research Office: Dec. 9. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

MLK awards: Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr celebration awards presented at the annual Peace Breakfast. The Phyllis S. Lee award honors a member of the OSU community who exemplifies Dr. Lee’s commitment and dedication to social justice. The Frances Dancy Hooks award recognizes students, staff or faculty who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity. Information at http://oregonstate.edu/oei/awards and are due on Friday, Dec. 2. Questions may be directed to diane.davis@oregonstate.edu.

Food drive: The OSU Forensics Team, along with Speech Communication and Ethnic Studies, is sponsoring a Community Food Drive to benefit the Linn Benton Food Share. Until Tuesday, Dec. 6, bins are set up on the main floor of Shepard Hall and in Strand Ag. Hall. Donations of canned foods and packaged dry food/meals are welcome. Cash donations can be dropped off at 104 Shepard Hall.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Jobs

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

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.

Oregon State University Procurement and Contract Services (PaCS) invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), Purchasing Analyst 3 Position within the Construction Contracting section of PaCS. Posting 0008347. Closes Dec. 18.

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

Weather

Corvallis: It’s time once again for the turkey trot. But as we head to our holiday destinations, keep in mind the weather is still tumultuous out there. Locally we could get up to a half an inch of rain today and another half inch tomorrow. Today’s high will be 56 with a low tonight of 36. Rain will let up Saturday but return Sunday.

Central Oregon:  Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day and be careful. Rain likely, mainly after 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44 and a low near 30. Breezy, with a south wind between 25 and 28 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

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