OSU Today

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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.

Colleges rushing to fill state grant shortfall

Oregon State University is using $490,000 in private donations to cover the shortfall for 3,400 students whose grants were reduced. The university is using federal aid to cover 200 students who were denied state grants.

96 and still engaged
(East Oregonian)

For all of her 96 years, Roberta Frasier Anderson has been a woman ahead of her time. She became a family life specialist for Oregon State University. She was based in Corvallis and developed materials for family life programs throughout the state. She appeared on television and radio programs with tips for a healthy home life, and newspapers covered her work to help lower income families raise children.

Direct Connect: New Leader at OSU Cascades

OSU Cascades Campus interim director Becky Johnson appeared as Jay Frank’s guest on KOHD News’ Direct Connect in an 8-minute segment, talking about the campus, its strategic plan, and her background in forestry.


OSUed Day Store, noon to 3 p.m., 644 S.W. 13th. Featuring: Computers, bicycles, furniture and more. Information: 541-737-7348

Blue Gold: World Water Wars Part I, part of the Institute for Water and Watersheds Film Series, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Memorial Union, room 208. The 45-minute film is based on the book Maude Barlow co-wrote with Tony Clarke, “Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water”.

“Being Black,” a video of OSU students, staff, and faculty sharing the opportunities and challenges of being Black at OSU, will be shown from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lonnie B. Harris Cultural Center. It is part of the The Voices Project.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Martin Tobias, a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist in technology and clean energy solutions, will speak at a free public lecture titled “Building a Green Business: Lessons and Opportunities” hosted by the Oregon State University College of Business Austin Entrepreneurship Program at noon, Jan. 29, at the Construction and Engineering Auditorium in LaSells Stewart Center. For more information, contact the College of Business at 541-737-6020 or visit http://www.bus.oregonstate.edu/about/entrepreneurship_lecture.htm.

Join the OSU Retirement Association at one of the exciting programs listed below:

Jan. 15-18, Wrestling Meet vs. Iowa State: Join us for a wrestling practice session and a tour of the Sports Performance Center on Jan. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Join OSURA again for the wrestling meet Jan. 18, 2:00 p.m. at Gill Coliseum. E-mail Carol Kronstad or call 752-6892 for more information and if you are interested in attending one or both of these events.

Feb. 7,“Arcadia,” Withycombe Theater: Join us at 6:00 p.m. for finger food in the Green Room at Withycombe Hall. The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. If interested, e-mailNancy Evans or call 757-0289.

Feb. 27, Gymnastics vs. UCLA: 5 p.m. light dinner at LaSells Stewart Center prior to the 7 p.m. match at Gill Coliseum. Contact Kathy Heath or 541-752-1096 for reservations. Dinner is $10 and game tickets are $2 each.

The Memorial Union will be broadcasting the Presidential Inauguration live in the main lounge. The event takes place Jan. 20, beginning at 7 a.m. with the broadcast of music festivities. Refreshments will be served at 8 a.m., and the call to order begins at 8:30 a.m. Accommodations for disabilities can be made by calling 541-737-2650.

“Non-Profit Opportunity Expo” Sponsored by OSU Career Services and Student Leadership and Involvement takes place noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 22, in the Memorial Union ballroom. Events include keynote speaker Steve Pascal, an expo, and discussions on volunteering and servant leadership. For more information, see http:oregonstate.edu/career or contact Melissa Brazeale or Adry Clark or call 541-737-4085.

Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor in the Humanities in Oregon State University’s history department, will deliver a lecture titled “Do animals have a history, and why should we care?” at 4 p.m., Feb. 2, in the Memorial Union, room 109. This is the second lecture in the 2008-2009 Horning Lecture Series organized by the OSU Horning Endowment in the Humanities. Guerrini is Horning Professor in the Humanities and professor of history at OSU. For more information, contact the history department at 541-737-8560 or visit http://oregonstate.edu.cla/history/lectures.

OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to start off the year with gourmet coffee and pastries. Join President Ed Ray and Beth Ray in celebration and conversation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 23 in the Memorial Union Lounge. Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share. For more information or for special accommodations, please call 541-737-0724.

News for Employees

NEW!The academic advising professional development scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m., has been cancelled due to technical issues associated with the webinar. Please stay tuned for notice of future development opportunities.

NEW!The Office of Intercultural Student Services invites the campus community to attend the open forum presentations for the CASA Director position: Jan. 16, Isabel Sanchez MU 211 at 1 p.m.; Jan. 22, Oscar Montemayor, MU 208 at 2 p.m.; Jan. 23, Gustavo Martinez-Padilla, MU 206 at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Alicia Ortega.

NEW! As part of the concluding event of the Philosophy Department’s “Ideas Matter” lecture series “The UN Declaration of Human Rights at 60” the philosophy department and the Corvallis Health Equity Alliance will be sponsoring a session on health, health care, and justice at 7 p.m. March 12, beginning with a panel discussion, which will be focused on the relationship between the social determinants of health and social justice issues related to health and health care. The event will include a reception and poster session at 8 p.m. in which the work done at OSU more broadly on the relationship of health issues to social justice issues will be highlighted. Faculty members as well as graduate and undergraduate students may submit proposals for posters to Jonathan Kaplan by Feb. 10.

If you have not sent in your 2008 Charitable Fund Drive Forms, please do so before Monday, Jan. 26. Your forms can be sent to 2008 CFD, 100 LaSells Stewart Center. Contact: 541-737-6442 or Kavinda@oregonstate.edu

Technology Across the Curriculum at OSU is offering a series of Blackboard workshops this term. All Blackboard 8 Grade Center workshops are in Waldo 132. Here is the January schedule: Jan. 13, 11 -11:50; Jan. 14, 2-2:50; Jan. 19, 12-12:20; Jan. 20, 8-8:20; Jan. 21, 9-9:50.

A sign language social hour for all skill levels takes place every Wednesday during Winter term, from noon to 1 p.m. at Market Place West at a reserved table near the west entrance.

The Office of Human Resources at Oregon State University is recruiting for an Employee Benefits Specialist. Full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Salary: $24,000-$25,200. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0003738. Closing date: Feb. 1.

The Office of Human Resources at Oregon State University is recruiting for a Human Resources Specialist. Full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0003740. Closing date: Jan. 30.

The Music Department is recruiting for the position of Office Manager. Full-time, 12-month fixed-term professional faculty position. See announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting 0003741. For full consideration, apply by Jan. 23.

Construction, Traffic & Maintenance

NEW!Due to repairs to the sanitary sewer system, all parking spaces reserved for “Service Vehicles” between Education Hall and the Pharmacy Bldg, will be temporarily shut down between Jan.15 – 21. During this time, access to the loading dock at the Pharmacy Bldg., may also be restricted, due to construction work associated with these repairs.

NEW!Due to the replacement of the generator at Kerr Admin, five parking spaces closest to McAlexander Fieldhouse, extending east into the parking lot, will be temporarily shutdown. These are marked as ADA parking spaces and will be relocated in the parking lot and clearly marked for ADA parking.

Between Jan. 13-15, the parking lot north of the Benton Annex, between the Benton Annex and Benton Hall will be closed. Due to reconfiguration of the current parking spaces in the above listed lot, all parking spaces in the paved section will be temporarily shutdown. The ADA spaces will be relocated along the sidewalk in the north section of the lot.

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