OSU Today

Friday, Feb. 12, 2010

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.

A National Climate Service (Talk of the Nation Science Friday)

NOAA’s Jane Lubcheno will be interviewed today. The show airs on OPB radio at 11 a.m.

Study: About half of young steelhead die in estuaries before going to sea (Statesman Journal)

A study by researchers at Oregon State University found that up to nearly half of the ocean-bound juvenile steelhead surveyed in the Alsea and Nehalem river systems appear to have died in the estuaries, before they could reach the ocean. (See also MSN Money and Portland Business Journal)

Getting light just right (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

“You cannot make a zero-calorie beer. You could probably make a beerlike flavored water that was close … but would it still be beer?” Oregon State University professor and brewing chemist Tom Shellhammer wrote from a London meeting of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

OSU veterinary medicine researchers to be inducted into Greyhound Hall of Fame (Gazette-Times)

Two Oregon State University researchers, whose studies of canine physiology, injuries and health led to policy changes in greyhound racing as well as other venues, will be inducted this spring into the Greyhound Hall of Fame’s pioneer section.

Feds restrict 15 farm lenders (Capital Press)

Now, lenders may try to counteract previously lax standards by becoming more restrictive, said Thorsten Egelkraut, an agricultural economist at Oregon State University.

Play performance to benefit CARDV (Gazette-Times)

A benefit production tonight of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” will raise funds for the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence and V-Day 2010′s spotlight on women and children experiencing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Brachypodium distachyon grass is sequenced (UPI)

The scientists, led by Britain’s John Innes Center, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Oregon State University, said the genome sequencing was of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon.

Garden event shows growth of volunteerism (Gazette-Times)

This happy confabulation took place at the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University on Feb. 6. Insights into Gardening consists of a series of seminars for gardeners of every experience level. It is sponsored and run by members of the Benton County Master Gardeners Association who were in turn trained by OSU Extension Service horticulturist Barb Fick and a crew of equally qualified people. All seem to be inordinately happy.

Farmer and author to speak at OSU on Feb. 26 (LIFE@OSU)

Mas Masumoto, an author and organic farmer from California, will give a free presentation for the public on Feb. 26 at Oregon State University.

Today

It’s College Colors Friday so make sure you’re wearing orange today.

February is Food Drive month! Campus community, join us for one of the events today to raise money and food for the Linn-Benton Food Share (and OSU’s Emergency Food Pantry):
Valentine’s Day Silent Auction (FES & ADMIN), College of Forestry, contact Terralyn.Vandetta@oregonstate.edu for details
Silent Dessert Auction, Property Services building break room, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Contact Susan Tharp at 541-737-3102 with questions.
Lunch with the Organic Grower’s Club $5. ALS room 3096 noon. Questions? James.Cassidy@oregonstate.edu

Join us for the Food Drive Fair today. Currently, Biological & Ecological Engineering , Foreign Languages and Literature, University Advancement, College of Forestry and the OSU Foundation will be out on the Quad selling baked goods, valentine treats and much more! They will be there from noon to 1 p.m., but some may stay as late as 4 p.m!

The 11th annual OSU performance of “The Vagina Monologues” take place today at LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets are available at the door for $10. These performances benefit both the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence and the V-Day 2010 Spotlight Campaign: Women and Children Experiencing Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More info: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/vaginamonologues

Oregon State University Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s 1895 romantic comedy, “An Ideal Husband,” today through Feb. 13 and Feb. 18-20 at beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Withycombe Hall main stage, 30th and Campus Way in Corvallis. Ticket prices are $12 general, $10 senior, $8 youth/student, and $5 for OSU students. Call the OSU Theatre box office at 541-737-2784 for tickets and more information. Online purchases can be made at http://www.oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre

Sunday

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. 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

Upcoming events

NEW! BBQ To Benefit the OSU Food Drive!  Feb. 17, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Where:  In front of the OSU Printing and Mailing Office in Cascade Hall.  Burgers $3,  Veggie Burgers, $3, Hot Dogs $2.  Come by, grab something to eat, and support the food drive that benefits the Linn-Benton Food Share.

“Welcoming Diversity: Valuing the Differences Among Us” Workshop. A limited number of openings are available for the 2010-11 sessions on Feb. 15 and March 12. Workshop details and pre-registration information is available on the OSU Campus Coalition Builders website at http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/ccb/ccbcalendar.html. Participation in will serve as a pre-requisite for the “Skill Building to Effectively Interrupt Prejudicial Behaviors” scheduled for April.

The Arts Center and OSU Music Department present: Between the Cracks Forum 2010, from Vienna: Marco Eneidi (saxophone) & Tim DuRoche (drums). Feb. 13, 7 p.m. at The Art Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave. $5-10 sliding scale. OSU and High School Students free with ID.

The OSU chapter of the AAUP is sponsoring a Town Hall forum Feb. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Rogers Hall, room 230, to discuss with all ranks of faculty and staff (tenured and non-tenured, librarians, researchers) the legal issues surrounding furloughs. This will be a facilitated (by Christian Matheis), interactive forum on furloughs with labor attorney Michael Tedesco – you do not need to be a member of AAUP to attend or to participate in the forum. For more information, see http://people.oregonstate.edu/~uzgalisw/aaup/

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! Administrative Policy and Procedures Update: The Information Security manual has been uploaded in .pdf format into the Administrative Policy and Procedures website at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/budgets/app/webapp.htm under IS – Information Security. The purpose of the manual is to document all of the University’s Polices and Procedures around Information Security to ensure that we comply with federal and state regulations. The Information Security manual includes an FAQ.

Employee Award Program for Professional Faculty and Classified Employees. Do you have a professional faculty or classified employee or co-worker who goes above and beyond the call of duty? If you would like to recognize someone in your unit or elsewhere on campus who exemplifies great service to OSU, please review the website for information on how to nominate an exemplary employee(s) for 2010. Nomination packets must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources by March 31. For more information see http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/recognition/exemplary.html

The Graduate School encourages your nomination of qualified, degree-seeking graduate and post-baccalaureate professional students, including eligible students at OSU Cascades Campus, under the Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship program. Total funding available for these awards will be distributed equally on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Nominations must be received by the Graduate School by Feb. 15. Information regarding this and other scholarship and fellowship programs administered by the Graduate School may be found at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school/.

The OSU Student Sustainability Initiative Fee Board has created a new financing mechanism for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on campus. The Fee Board is now accepting applications for the Sustainable Energy Revolving Loan Fund, for projects that reduce campus buildings’ reliance on non-renewable energy. The loan rate is 2.55% and applications are due 5 p.m. Feb.24. Minimum loan amount is $5,000 and a maximum of $100,000 is available for all applicants. To apply and for more information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/funding or contact Brandon Trelstad. Not planning to submit a project, but still want to be involved? Non-students are invited to donate $25 to match the annual per student contribution.

The Student Employee of the Year is part of a nationwide program sponsored by the National Student Employment Association. A student must meet all of the following to be considered for the award: Must meet eligibility requirements and be employed by an OSU college/unit/department; Must have completed or expect to complete a minimum of either three (3) months full time employment or six (6) months part-time employment during this academic year, June 1 to May 31; A student employed on an academic appointment (Graduate Assistantship) or any other manner not paid through the Student Employment payroll process is not eligible for nomination. The nomination form is online at http://oregonstate.edu/career/sites/default/files/seoty_nomination_form_osu_12-30-09.doc Email the form to Mike Mays at mike.mays@oregonstate.edu by 5 p.m. Feb. 13.

The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (NSF-GK-12) 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/gradstem.htm. NSF – GK-12 program website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09549/nsf09549.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 debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.

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 debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu . For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.

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 debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.

Jobs

Linn County Extension Service at Oregon State University is accepting applications for a part time Education Program Assistant – Youth Nutrition position.  Salary is $12.33 per hour  + benefits. Major duties: Teach basic nutrition, food safety, food preparation to youth audiences. For complete announcement, minimum qualifications and application materials visit the website:  http://oregonstate.edu/jobs or contact OSU Human Resources, 122 Kerr Administration, Corvallis OR 97331-2132 or call 541-737-3103. OSU is an AA/EOE.  Applications for this position need to be received no later than 5:00 pm on Feb. 22..

Finance and Administration is recruiting for a full-time Finance and Accounting Manager for the Central Services Business Center. The position is a full-time,12 month, professional faculty appointment. Salary $65-75K plus competitive benefits. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU and OUS employees ONLY. For the complete announcement and application, please go to: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.  Posting # 0005269. Closes 02/23/10. OSU is AA/EOE.

The AquaFish Collaborative Research Support Program, College of Agricultural Sciences, at Oregon State
University seeks to hire a full-time Office Specialist 2. To review position description, qualifications, and apply go to: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting 0005275. Closing date is Feb. 28. OSU is an AA/EOE

Office Specialist 2 – Admissions, Oregon State University, Full-Time, 1.0 FTE, $2138-2960/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0005268 Closing Date: Feb. 24. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Management Analyst 1– Office of Business Affairs, Oregon State University, F/T, $2484-3566/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing Date: Feb.25. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Saturday Academy is looking for a dynamic, organized, self-motivated educator/administrator committed to enriching K-12 education and enhancing the pipeline to higher education to serve as the director of Saturday Academy. The director is responsible for managing all aspects of Saturday Academy including supervising workers; developing and maintaining relationships with education stakeholders; managing finances; and undertaking new initiatives to plan for sustainability. A B.S. or B.A. degree is required. Teaching experience and/or K-12 program coordination and/or an advanced degree are strongly preferred. To review this posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0005263. Closing Date: Feb. 15. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Grants/Contracts Tech: OSU’s Botany and Plant Pathology Dept. F/T, $2293/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting 0005193. Closing date Feb. 18. 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

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

Park Terrace, West Lot: Due to excavation in the west parking lot on Park Terrace, the motorcycle spaces and three parking spaces to the east of the 26th St. substation will be temporarily closed. This shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. today and should end by noon.

Weather

If you’re on the Corvallis campus today, walk by the east end of the Valley Library. The scent from the blooming daphne will intoxicate you. Today will be rainy with a high of 55, and an overnight low of 45. There’s a chance of rain throughout the weekend, with highs in the 50s.

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