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Oregon State University’s creative writing program announced Monday that writer Joyce Carol Oates will be the first recipient of its new literary award and will visit both Corvallis and Portland this spring for public talks.
“The state of science is so far out of step with people’s understanding of the state of the science, and I’m not sure the best way to address that,” says Phil Mote, director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University. “I don’t know if debates are helpful.”
Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit our website.
Feast, Famine and the Future of Food: Cooperative Extension Specialist Peggy G. Lemaux explores food production, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the LaSells Stewart Center. A Cooperative Extension Specialist and faculty member at the University of California at Berkley, Lemaux’s outreach and educational programming increases public understanding of agricultural practices, food production and the impact of new technologies on food and agriculture.
NEW! A night of poetry: The Literary Northwest Series presents Bill Porter & Eric Paul Shaffer on Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. Bill Porter is a renowned translator of ancient Chinese poetry and sacred texts. Eric Paul Shaffer is author of five books of poetry.
NEW! National Health Care: A Medical Humanities table talk will take place Jan. 31, 4 to 5 p.m. in Hovland 104. Mike Huntington with Mad as Hell Doctors will discuss “A Physician’s Case for National Health Care.”
Steve Clark at Triad: At the Jan. 26 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Steve Clark will discuss his new role as the university’s vice president for University Relations and Marketing. Triad meets in the Linus Pauling Science Center, room 402, from noon to 1. Guests are free to attend and pay $10 if they eat lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve a lunch.
Equity and Inclusion visit: The OSU community is invited to take an afternoon break at the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Meet the staff and bring any questions you may have about their services, programs, and current efforts. Join them anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. Jan. 26 in Snell 330. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Chinese poetry slideshow: Bill Porter, a noted translator of ancient Chinese poetry and texts, will give a reading and slide show about his travels in China on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. The free public event begins at 7 p.m.
Enterprise Computing Director candidate: Information Services invites you to attend the open forum presentations by candidates for Enterprise Computing Director position. Dennis Wells will give his presentation on Jan. 27 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. in Kidder 202. This was originally scheduled for Jan. 20 but cancelled due to the campus closure.
Beaver Strides: Winter term Beaver Strides online registration is happening now. Join us at the Beaver Strides Kickoff party Open House on Friday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plageman Building, SHS, 322. Register a head of time and pick up a free pedometers, tracking booklets and be entered to win prizes. http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/beaverstrides. It is free to faculty and staff.
Lecture-Recital on Debussy: Paul Roberts, English author, speaker, concert pianist, and specialist on French Impressionism, will present “1862 to 2012: Debussy 150 Years On” on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Austin Auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center. Roberts is the author of “Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy,” published by Amadeus Press. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students are free.
News for Employees
NEW! Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2012: March 1, LaSells Stewart Center. This one-day conference and continuing education event is designed to synthesize the current forest health conditions of Oregon forests by focusing on mortality agents and other factors that negatively impact forest trees. The conference is for those interested in Oregon forests, particularly foresters, forest managers, environmentalists, resource professionals, and woodland owners. Cost: $85. Graduate students can attend free. Registration website: http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/event/foresthealth2012
NEW! Energy challenge: The Third Annual OSU Building Energy Challenge kicks off Feb.6 at noon in the MU Journey room, sponsored by the OSU Sustainability Office and the Student Sustainability Initiative. Between Feb. 6 and 27, campus buildings will compete to reduce their energy consumption. Prizes awarded to the winning buildings! Interested in volunteering or representing a campus building? Contact Bo Bestvina and find out more about how you can reduce your energy consumption at the Challenge website.
Child care scholarships: The OSU Child Care Friend Raisers (CCFR) help OSU families afford high-quality child care. With your help, a CCFR scholarship can ease the burden for a few of these families. Scholarships are funded each year from the proceeds of an Endowment established to help OSU faculty and staff with a financial need. Contact the OSU Foundation at 541-737-4218 to make a donation (payroll deduction is available).
Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT 2011-12 Spring (2012-12 Fall, Winter OR Spring release) program. View guidelines and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt.htm. Deadline for submission: Feb. 20. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com or 541-737-8390.
Light & Ground: A painting exhibit of Oregon landscapes by Doug Russell, curator of the Fairbanks Gallery, Clint Brown, OSU Art emeritus, and Sandy Ryan, former instructor of art at OSU, continues through Feb. 4 at the Benton Country Museum in Philomath. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Library workshops: The OSU Libraries Winter 2012 Grad Student & Faculty Workshops continue with sessions on Basic and Advanced EndNote and Basic and Advanced Zotero (two useful and powerful reference management tools). Register for these sessions, and check out the slate of upcoming workshops at: http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656-Library-Workshops-for-Grad-Students-Faculty Questions? Contact Hannah Rempel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop: Building Skills to Effectively Interrupt Prejudicial Behaviors, Feb. 3, 8:30 a.m. to noon, MU Journey Room. This interactive session will expand on the learning and skill building portion of the NCBI one-day workshop. Participants will begin to build personal capacity through the development of empowering language; approaching interactions in a way that empowers one to help resist freezing in the moment; and practicing skills to effectively address prejudicial remarks, and slurs, and other real life scenarios. Pre-requisite: Welcoming Diversity: Valuing the Differences Among Us workshop within the past two years. Pre-registration required (space limited to 30): https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/BsgSurvey2_0/main.aspx?SurveyID=2884&cmd=survey
Distinguished Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships: The Graduate School has announced the continuation of fellowship and scholarship opportunities to recruit outstanding students for graduate study at OSU. The target population is newly admitted doctoral students and newly admitted master’s students in research/creative degree programs where a Ph.D. degree does not exist at OSU. Program Directors or Department Heads/Chairs are invited to actively recruit students and submit up to three nominations for fellowships per graduate major to the 2012-13 Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Program and no more than one nomination per graduate major for the 2012-13 Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Program. Both domestic and international applicants will be considered. Submission deadline is Feb. 6.
Want to teach an Honors Course: This is the annual University Honors College Call for Coursework for the 2012-2013 academic year. The UHC seeks course proposals from OSU tenure/tenure-track, senior instructor, and emeritus faculty members. Any course in the OSU General Catalog is eligible to be offered as an Honors course; or you can propose something new. Submit a proposal on-line at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/current/courses/proposals or email Toni.Doolen@oregonstate.edu for further information. Deadline for proposal submission is Jan. 27.
Charitable Fund Drive: The 2011 Charitable Fund Drive at OSU will end on Jan. 31. To date 184 OSU employees have donated a total of $98,742 – still 16 percent behind compared to last year’s campaign total of $118,400. Meanwhile, at UO 736 employees have donated $233,411. Improve our numbers by going to http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/ or by sending your personalized form or checks to 2011 CFD,100 LaSells Stewart Center. If you need an additional form, please send a request to Kavinda@oregonstate.edu
Traffic and maintenance
Valley Football Center: Due to scheduled maintenance, the parking lot located south of the Merrit Truax Indoor Practice Center will be temporarily closed. This will only affect the west end parking along 30th street. The shutdown takes place starting at 6 a.m., Jan. 26 and should end by 4:30 p.m., Jan. 27.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for three full-time, Academic Year (10-month) Cook 1 positions. Posting #0008518. Closes Jan. 25.
Office Specialist II: F/T at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute. Posting #0008502. Closes Jan. 27.
Fiscal Coordinator 1, Accounts Payable: The Office of Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time position in the Financial Accounting and Analysis group. Posting #0008541. Closes Jan. 30.
Analyst Programmer – Network Services, Open Source Programming invites applications for a full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 3 position. Posting # 0008521. Closes Jan. 31.
The College of Science invites applications for an Advisor-Academic/Pre-Health position. This is a 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #0008549. Closes Feb. 10.
The OSU Alumni Association is seeking a director of events for the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Find information regarding how to apply and view the position description at: www.osualum.com/jobs
Corvallis: Today we’ll see some showers with a high of 51 and a low of 45. Tomorrow rain continues but we could see sunny skies by Friday.
Central Oregon: “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A 20 percent chance of showers today, cloudy, with a high near 49 low around 33. West wind between 15 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.