Angelicque “Angel” White, an oceanographer from Oregon State University, has received a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The helpful, healthful folks at Oregon State University Extension want their recently updated website and Food Hero social marketing campaign to “becomes the WebMD of healthy eating,” says Lauren Tobey, OSU nutrition specialist.
In the study, Parkinson’s patients were divided into three groups. One group participated in a resistance training program with weighted vests and weights, designed by Oregon State University researcher Gianni Maddalozzo.
A new way to visualize Earth (Phys Org)
Mark Abbott, dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, is another ocean scientist collaborating with Microsoft Research on Layerscape. He sees great potential in Layerscape’s ability to handle diverse, complex data while also creating new opportunities for collaboration.
Students gain hands-on experience in small-scale farming (Capital Press)
Some farms require hundreds of acres, but a unique course offered in Portland allows its students to “farm” in the city. Called the Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship, the partnership between Multnomah County and Oregon State University Extension combines formal and hands-on training.
Retired OSU professor remembered (Gazette-Times)
Bill Brown had a lot to show for his long career as a professor of agriculture and resource economics at Oregon State University. He published more than 50 articles and papers and taught agriculture in Argentina as a part of a U.S. Agency for International Development project. He pioneered research that affected public policy regarding salmon protection.
“Magical thinking” prevents young adults from using contraception (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Public health postdoctoral fellow at Oregon State University Jocelyn Warren, where the study took place, explained many individuals practice “magical thinking” when it comes to assessing the risks linked to having intercourse.
OSU center gets grant to study offshore wind impact on birds (Sustainable Business Oregon)
The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University announced this week a three-year, $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop sensors to help gauge the impact of offshore wind turbines on birds and bats.
New denizen (Newport News-Times)
Pearl is the newest signature cephalopod at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, emerging from quarantine last Friday to join the other feature creatures in the HMSC visitor wing.
Corvallis-OSU Symphony celebrates the music of Prague, Eastern Europe (Democrat-Herald)
Although the official title of Sunday’s Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra concert is “East of Vienna,” some of the music featured in the concert boasts Prague as its home — and Prague, as Carlson notes, is actually west of Vienna.
At OSU, it’s part of the food technology program. About 100 students are enrolled, according to brewery manager Jeff Clawson.
TAC Webinar: “TAC.FM – Friday Morning.” with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Feb. 17, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Each week on TAC.FM we will investigate technologies of interest to teaching faculty at OSU. This week, in addition to taking a look at some upcoming TAC and CTL events, we’ll continue the Multimedia and PowerPoint series with a segment on “Media Preparation.” Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
UHDS candidates: Candidates for Associate Director of Residential Education will be giving open forums this week. Both will speak on “Residential Education @ OSU: Creating Dynamic Living/Learning Opportunities for Students.” Edwin Hamada will speak Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to noon, MU206. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Gender Your Cookie: Express yourself through an afternoon of cookie decorating with us at the Pride Center on Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be an open discussion on gender identity and gender expression.
Organic Grower’s Club $5 Friday Lunches! The Organic Grower’s Club will again be sponsoring “Fabulous Five Dollar Fridays in February!” This year it will be held in the comfortable student lounge in ALS 4018. We serve a hot lunch, for a suggested donation of $5. All money raised goes to the OSU Food Drive. Fridays in February, noon to 1 p.m.
OSU Anthropology’s Tan Sack Lecture: Friday Feb. 17, noon, Waldo 201A – Rebecka Daye (OSU), “Alternative Agrifood Movements in an Age of Industrialized Agriculture: An Ecuadorian Case Study”
Recreational Sports Outdoor Used Equipment Sale: An outdoor gear sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at McAlexander Fieldhouse. There will be a Gear Preview on Friday, Feb. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. in Dixon Lower Gym. Contact the Adventure Leadership Institute, 541-737-3630, for more information.
Visiting Scholar Lecture (Moral Theory): Stephanie Jenkins is visiting the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion and will be presenting “The Philosophical Implications of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: Developing a Chronic Pain Ethic” on Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in Hovland Hall, Room 104.
Academic Success Center candidate: The Academic Success Center search committee is holding open forum presentations for candidates for Supplemental Instruction Coordinator. Candidates will present on the topic, “What makes Supplemental Instruction work?” Marjorie Coffey is the first candidate, and she will present on Friday, Feb. 17, 4 to 5 p.m., in Milam Hall 215. Please come and give the search committee your important feedback. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Science workshop at OSU for middle school girls: This annual free OSU sponsored workshop for encouraging middle school girls to pursue careers in science and engineering will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the new Linus Pauling Science Center auditorium. For information, contact Sujaya Rao at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! Equity and Inclusion candidates: Candidates for the position of Equity Specialist will be giving open forums during the next two weeks. They will speak on “Conflict Resolution as an Aspect of Community Building.” Rodimiro (Roe) Coronado presents on Feb. 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Memorial Union 213. Contact email@example.com with questions.
NEW! TAC Webinar: “Blackboard Basics,” with Jon Dorbolo and Lynn Greenough (TAC). Feb. 20, 3 to 4 p.m. This session covers the most frequently-used features in Blackboard. We’ll review Announcements; working with courses; adding and managing course content (assignments, syllabus, etc.), grade center; testing; communicating with students. Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
NEW! Library workshops: Discover the “Nuts, Bolts & Power Tools” in the Web of Science database along with the capabilities of Zotero and EndNote for capturing citation data, organizing your sources and easily creating bibliographies. Feb.20-23. Save your seat today. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! TAC Webinar: “Clickers: Managing Grades with Results Manager and Blackboard.” with Darren Forrest (TAC). Feb. 21, 10 to 11 a.m. In this webinar we will cover the basics of TurningPoint session data. The webinar will walk through creating, manipulating and uploading session data using the TurningPoint Results Manager software. Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
NEW! Winter water film series: Feb. 21, 4 p.m. – Gaslands Pt #2 – Josh Fox – – Sponsor: IWW – APA – Room 206
NEW! Woman Citizen Film Series, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision: Flo Leibowitz, professor of Philosophy, and Trisca Goodnow, professor of Speech Communications, will host a free public showing of Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, the Academy Award-winning documentary about the sculptor/architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall, Room 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.
NEW! ROTC Blood Drive: OSU AROTC, AFROTC and NROTC are jointly conducting a Blood Drive which directly benefits deployed Military Service Members. Donations can be made Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Naval Armory. Contact Megan.Ferris@oregonstate.edu for more information.
NEW! Cultural Cuisine Event: Soul Food Cafe: a journey through culture and cuisine is held in celebration of Black History Month and as continuation of the Journey Through Culture and Cuisine series. Join us from 5-8 p.m. on Feb 22 at McNary Dining Center. Menu items include carved Virginia Ham, Southern Fried Chicken, Tofu Creole, Collard Greens, Macaroni and Cheese, Bananas Foster and New Orleans style Beignets. Cost: $8 at the door (tickets also available in advance at any UHDS dining center, staff and off-campus residents can use Orange Rewards, residents can use their UHDS Dining Dollars or Orange Rewards.
Boats and Bones: A Conversation: Join Bay-area sculptor Kate Stirr and essayist Kathleen Dean Moore as they trade images and ideas in a conversation led by poet Charles Goodrich about the resonance of art and nature and other topics on Monday, Feb. 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.
Pieces of the Community: Contribute to a collage resembling the AIDs quilt. From Feb. 20-24 all day, the Pride Center will have supplies to make pieces that celebrate those who have struggled with the AIDs virus, or that represents you as a supporter of the community. The pieces will be assembled at the end of the week and displayed.
Retirement workshop: Shifting Saving to Spending — Transitioning to Retirement, noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 21, MU 213. In this workshop you will learn about the importance of asset allocation in retirement, elements for building your investment strategy, and considerations for portfolio withdrawal rates. Workshop is designed for individuals that plan to retire within the next 1-5 years. Registration is not required, but is recommended.To register:http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php For more information: 541-737-2805 or email@example.com
Budgets, credit, & savings…OH MY!: Come learn basics about building a budget, managing your credit and starting to save! Anissa Arthenayake, the Director of Community Education at OSU Federal, will be at the Women’s Center on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m., to talk about managing your money so that you can make sure that money doesn’t manage your life.
Medical humanities talk: Portland radio host Brandi Parisi will discuss notions of the sublime on Tuesday, Feb. 21, as part of the Medical Humanities Table Talk series at Oregon State University. The free, public event will begin at 4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 211. Her talk, “Sublimity and Selfhood: Kant, Beethoven & the Buddha,” will address questions of the sublime in philosophy, and whether sublimity can be created or if it is something, like pleasure, that can only be experienced as a byproduct of other experiences.
Gail Achterman memorial: Please join the Institute for Natural Resources, Gail’s friends, and colleagues as we celebrate this life well lived. A forum for sharing your thoughts, poetry, prayers, stories, inspirations: Friday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall. Contact Julie Bain (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or need additional information.
CTL candidates: The search committee for the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is hosting open forums for two candidates who are interviewing for the Director position. Kay Sagmiller will present Feb. 24, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in Milam 215. Hong Lin will present Feb. 27, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in Milam 215. For more information, please contact Sara Eklund at email@example.com or search committee chair, Milo Koretsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSU Food Drive
NEW! Cash raffle: College of Vet Med is holding a cash raffle. The winner will receive 50 percent of all the money raised with the remaining 50 percent to go to the Linn Benton Food Share. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the Magruder Hall lobby from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 through March 1. In addition there will be individuals at Memorial Union over the lunch hour each day. The drawing is March 2.
NEW! Rummage Sale: The Research Office is holding a Food Drive Rummage sale in the lobby of the third floor of the Kerr Administration building from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Feb. 20 – 24. Items for sale include books, movies, household décor and more! All proceeds benefit the OSU Food Drive.
NEW! Feb. 21 Tasty Tuesdays: CEOAS Admin Lounge. Come on over and see what treats we have for purchase!
NEW! Feb. 22 OSUsed Store Food Drive Discount: Bring 3 or more food donation items to our public sale 12:00-3:00 pm and receive 25% off your entire purchase (excluding spot bid and online sales items)! The OSUsed Store is located in the Property Services Building, 644 SW 13th St.
NEW! Feb. 22 Soup and Bread Lunch: AREC will have a soup and bread lunch made by the graduate students on Feb. 22 from 11:30 – 1 p.m. in Ballard Extension Hall room 200C.
NEW! Feb. 22 Soup Lunch: College of Forestry from 12pm – 1pm, Richardson Hall, 2nd Floor Knuckle
Potato Bar Lunch: Wed, Feb 22, 11:30-1:30 p.m., 3029 Cordley.
Half-price book and music sale: OSU News & Research Communications is cutting prices in half today at their book and music sale from, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of Kerr Admin, in the lobby. Books, CDs and vinyl are available. All proceeds benefit the OSU Food Drive.
Buck-A-Book! Visit the CEOAS Admin Lounge and pick up a book for only $1! If you would like to donate a book, simply add it to the inventory.
College of Forestry Book Sale: The College of Forestry hosts its annual Book Sale to benefit Linn-Benton Food Share. A wide variety of books, DVDs, CDs, etc. will be for sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 through Friday, Feb. 17 in the Richardson Hall first floor knuckle (where Richardson meets Peavy Hall). Prices drop each day, and new selections are typically added throughout the week.
Prettiest Pet contest: Enter the Graduate School’s Prettiest Pet Contest to benefit the OSU Food Drive. To enter submit a photo of your pet (up to 8.5” x 11”) along with a $1 entry fee to the Graduate School. Cast your vote for the prettiest pet with your donations. The pet with the most donations will win a $25 gift certificate to Animal Crackers. All entries will also be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Animal Crackers. Entries will be accepted Feb. 13-22. For questions about entries and voting please e-mail Jessica at email@example.com
Faculty, staff, and family service project: Please join us Feb 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Linn Benton Food Share. Participants will pack non-perishable foods to be distributed to local food banks. Register here: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4819&cmd=survey. Participants are asked to provide their own transportation. Children are welcome as long as they are closely supervised by their parent /guardian. Space is limited to 50 participants.
Chocolate lover alert: Come to the Chemistry office in Gilbert 153 and see the GIANT flask full of chocolate that you could win! For only $1, you can guess how many pieces are in the flask; the person who is closest without going over will win both the flask and the candy. Proceeds go to the Linn Benton Food Share.
Quilt raffle: The Academic Success Center is selling tickets for a beautiful queen-sized (84” x 100 “) scrap quilt in shades of blue, green, and turquoise for only $1 a ticket as a fundraiser for the OSU Food Drive. Purchase tickets at Waldo 102 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For photos and more information see: http://success.oregonstate.edu/asc-quilt-raffle-osu-food-drive-fundraiser. The drawing will be held Feb. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Waldo 102.
Gift cards: The College of Education is holding a raffle to raise money for the OSU Food Drive. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Prizes include an antique silver ring from Alta’s Antiques, as well as gift cards or certificates to local businesses, including: Block 15, Darkside Cinema, Del Alma, First Alternative Co-op, Garland Nursery, Laughing Planet Café, New Morning Bakery, Peak Sports, The Retreat, Sibling Revelry, Stargazer Premier Florist, and Vertebrata Chiropractic. Contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to purchase raffle tickets. Drawing will be held Feb. 29.
Book Resale: Information Services has collected used books, CD’s, VHS, etc for resale. “You pick your price!” Take a look, read, and decide how much you want to pay. Located in Milne room 224. For more information contact Carla Cogburn, 7-2671.
E-Campus/OSU Libraries have setup a site with Van Bourgondien where we get 50 percent of all sales for the Food Drive. Their bulbs are guaranteed and they ship directly to you. Please share this site with your friends and family and we can raise money for Linn-Benton Food Share in a colorful way! https://www.dutchbulbs.com/fg/2012linnbenton orders will be taken through the end of February. Contact Kerrie Cook with questions – 541-737-4633
Lectures and seminars
NEW! Plant Sciences Seminar Series: Feb. 20, 4 p.m., Speaker: Kathy Evans, Development and Extension Coordinator, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. Topic: A Taste of Tasmania: Applied Research in Wine Grape and Walnut Pathology. ALS 4000
NEW! Speech Communication Colloquium: Natalie Dollar, associate professor, Speech Communication, and associate dean, New Programs, OSU Cascades, will present her analysis of the talk show “Tales from the Golden Road,” a call-in radio program on the Grateful Dead Channel of SiriusXM. Dollar’s new study explores how non-authoritarian communities make sense of situations that demand rhetorical engagement based on expert testimony. Feb. 24, 4 p.m., in Shepard Hall 106.
Oregon Forests and Water Symposium: Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., OSU CH2M HILL Alumni Center. This all day symposium will provide updates on current issues, including paired watershed studies, herbicides, and point source vs. non-point source pollution. For more information: http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/
News for Employees
NEW! Task force volunteers needed: Volunteer applicants are being sought to participate in three task forces as part of the City of Corvallis-OSU Collaboration Project. The task force areas are traffic and parking, neighborhood planning and neighborhood livability. Those interested in volunteering should email Steve Clark at email@example.com. President Ray and Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning will make appointments to the task forces.
NEW! OSU Spring Visit: On Monday, Feb. 20, the Office of Admissions will be hosting approximately 1000 guests for Spring Visit. Prospective students and their families will be touring campus and attending workshops throughout the day in LaSells Stewart Center and the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Please note that there will be increased foot traffic at campus retail locations and impact on campus parking areas.
NEW! Diving and Boating Safety Officer: Kevin Buch now leads OSU’s program to enhance the safety of diving and boating activities for research and assist scientific divers and boaters. All diving and small boat operations for research under OSU auspices must be approved through the program in the Office of Research Integrity. Contact Kevin at A312 Kerr Admin, 541-737-6893, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! Appreciating nutrition education statewide: Sally Bowman helps 70,000+ Oregonians each year learn to make nutritious food choices and manage resources so they have food at the end of the month. See more at The Spin on Research blog.
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.
Terra podcast: Leave it to the beavers. Terra Talk, a new podcast about Oregon State university research, debuts this week on Terra, oregonstate.edu/terra. Listen to Dylan McDowell, a sophomore in fisheries and wildlife and the University Honors College, interview graduate student Vanessa Petro about relocating “nuisance beavers” to restore Coho salmon habitat in the Alsea River watershed.
Seeking Career Fair Volunteers on Feb. 22 and 23: Career Services is looking for a few more people to volunteer for the Winter Career Fairs on Feb. 22-23. We will take volunteers in 1 hr or longer shifts. If interested, pleases contact Caitlin.Flynn@oregonstate.edu for volunteer times and duties.
International Programs moving: The Division of International Programs is moving from offices in Kerr Administration and Snell Hall to the first and second floors of Heckart Lodge during the week of Feb. 20. The IP units include International Degree & Education Abroad (IDEA), International Student Advising & Services (ISAS) and International Scholar & Faculty Services (ISFS). Some International Student Advising and Services staff will remain in the International Living Learning Center (ILLC). Drop-in international student advising will continue at the ILLC every afternoon between 2 and 4:30 p.m. The Office of the Associate Provost will remain in the ILLC. OUS International Programs will move from Snell Hall to Heckart Lodge during the week of March 26. If you have questions regarding these relocations, please contact Jackie Bangs, 541-737-6468.
Student writing/video contest: “The Great Work: Re-imagining Humanity as the Planet Changes” is sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, with support from the Student Sustainability Initiative.The Great Work is open to written and video entries in any genre: documentary, essay, opinion, creative. Winning written entries will be published in an insert in the Daily Barometer, and winning videos will be screened at a special event in the spring. Winners also receive $100 awards. Deadline is March 5. Contest guidelines and submission information can be found on the Spring Creek website: http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/
PFLA: Nominations for PFLA Board Members are being accepted for the following positions: President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Web Services Director, Professional Development Director, Membership Director and Marketing Director. To serve on the PFLA Board, you must be or become a member of PFLA and you must hold professional faculty/staff status. The position descriptions are available at http://people.oregonstate.edu/groups/pfla/bylaws. The terms of office are Sept. 1, 2012 to Aug. 31, 2013. Deadline is March 30, 2012. Contact Deb Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Janet Ekholm (email@example.com ) with your nominations.
OSU Travel Survey: OSU is reviewing transportation on main campus. Faculty/staff and students are requested to complete a brief, online travel survey about typical morning and evening trips. The survey is completely anonymous, and the information you provide will be combined with other responses to help determine what types of infrastructure improvements are needed on campus. The survey can be completed through Feb. 17. Survey link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/379732/OSU-Travel-Survey-2012-February-2012
Winter Career Fairs: University Wide Career Fair, Feb. 22 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Engineering Career Fair, Feb. 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CH2MHill Alumni Center. There will be over 100 employers from various industries and graduate schools at the Career Fair to network with students and alumni, offer jobs and internships, and provide many other future career opportunities. Admission is free and all OSU students and alumni are encouraged to attend. To learn more visit http://oregonstate.edu/career.
Traffic and maintenance
Jefferson Way: Due to landscaping maintenance, the west bound lane on Jefferson Way, between 30th St. and 35th St., will be temporarily closed. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 17 and should end by 10 a.m.
Goss Stadium parking: Due to parking lot maintenance, 20 parking spaces in the southwest corner of the Goss Stadium Parking Lot will be temporarily closed. It is necessary to repaint the lot. The shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. Feb. 22 and should end by 5 p.m. Feb. 23.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
International Student and Faculty Services is hiring an Analyst Programmer. Position # 0008423. Closes Feb. 17.
The Department of Fisheries & Wildlife and the Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit invites applications for a Faculty Research Assistant to conduct research on the Pacific lamprey throughout the Willamette River Basin. This is a 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting #0008585. Closes Feb. 17.
Oregon State University Procurement and Contract Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Purchasing Analyst 3 Position. Posting # 0008589, Closes Feb. 19.
The Department of Public Safety at OSU is seeking applicants for a Campus Dispatcher. Posting #0008599. Closes Feb. 20.
The Graduate School at Oregon State University invites applications for one full-time Information Technology Consultant, competency level 2, position. For full details, please visit posting #0008473. Posting closes Feb. 20.
The Registrar’s Office at Oregon State University invites applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. For full details, please visit posting #0008602. Posting closes Feb. 24.
OSU is looking for an Accounting Technician in the Office of Student Accounts. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $2170-3004/mthly +benefits. Posting # 0008640. Closes March 15.
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: We’ll see rain and gusty winds today as a storm comes in off the coast. Snow is still expected in the Cascades and parts of the Coast Range. The weekend will be wet and blustery with highs in the 40s and lows in the 30s.
Central Oregon: Rain, mainly after 4 p.m. High near 49 low around 24. South wind between 7 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.