OSU Today

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

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.

 Your kid is melting down. Why it’s important to remain cool (Globe and Mail)

Research consistently shows that children with elevated levels of negative emotionality during these early years have more difficulties with emotion regulation and tend to exhibit more problem behaviour when they are of school age,” lead author Shannon Lipscomb, an assistant professor of human development and family sciences at Oregon State University-Cascades. (see also OregonLive)

Secretary Salazar visits Oregon to promote ecological timber sales (OPB)

Two forestry professors, Jerry Franklin of the University of Washington and Norm Johnson of Oregon State University, have developed the concept for the BLM’s first three such pilot timber sales, which mimic some of the effects of fire on the forest ecosystem.

OSU grad sings her way up on ‘Idol’ (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Memorial Union will host “American Idol” viewing parties beginning this week to allow locals to follow recent OSU graduate Haley Johnsen’s journey on the Fox talent-search competition series. The first viewing parties are scheduled for tonight and Thursday evening in the Memorial Union Commons, according to HaleyJohnsenFanSite.org. The show airs at 8 p.m. on Fox (channel 12 on some Corvallis cable systems).

First black editors helm dailies at UO, OSU (KLCC)

For the first time ever, Oregon’s two largest college dailies have black editors. That’s in a state where less than 2 percent of the population is African-American. Both editors, Brandon Southward of Oregon State University’s Daily Barometer, and Tyree Harris, of the University of Oregon’s Daily Emerald, are seniors occupying their top campus newsroom posts. Yet neither is certain about a career in journalism given the current state of the industry.

Aftershocks of Japan disaster being felt in US earthquake planning (PhysOrg)

“Just in Oregon we’ve got a billion dollar problem, but we don’t have a billion dollars,” said Scott Ashford, professor and interim dean of the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, and one of the international engineering experts who toured the affected area in Japan last year shortly after the disaster.

Naturally Advanced hires Oregon flax adviser (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Naturally Advanced, which has its executives based in Portland, is working with Ralph Fisher and with Oregon State University to evaluate different strains of flax and identify the type that will give the greatest yields in the region.

Oregon counties scramble as timber payments end (KPIC)

A dozen counties in Oregon would face severe shortfalls within one or two years of the end of the federal payments, according to a 2009 state task force. Rural counties will lose 3,000 to 4,000 jobs, and business sales will drop by up to $400 million if payments aren’t restored, an Oregon State University projected.

OSU-City collaboration names key participants (Gazette-Times)

Key players — including a project manager — were introduced at the Oregon State University-city collaboration project’s steering committee meeting Monday evening at the downtown fire station, 400 N.W. Harrison Blvd.

Pink Out events raise over $9,300 for Project H.E.R. (Beaver Sports)

The Oregon State Athletics Department is proud to announce the eight annual Pink Out was a success raising $9,309 for a local breast cancer organization – The Corvallis Clinic Foundation’s Project H.E.R. (Help. Enlightenment. Resources.).


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.

TAC Webinar: “Introduction to Mind-Mapping” on Feb. 22, 10 to 10:50 a.m. with Kimmy Hescock. Learn about mind-mapping and how to utilize it in your classes to improve learning. This webinar includes a mixture of conceptual and practical application, as well as a brief overview of existing mind mapping software and its features. Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

Red Cross Blood Drive: Appointments still available for this week’s blood drive at the Memorial Union Ballroom. Join us through Feb. 23 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily).  Drop-in on the day of the drive or schedule in advance at www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code OSU.

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.

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.

Feb. 22 Soup Lunch: College of Forestry from noon to 1 p.m., Richardson Hall, 2nd Floor Knuckle

Potato Bar Lunch: Wed, Feb 22, 11:30-1:30 p.m., 3029 Cordley.

SEUI meeting: SEIU 083 classified workers are invited to the monthly open house at Adams Hall being held on Wed., Feb. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. Nominations for local 083 officers will be accepted.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Eric Johnson, Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, will present a seminar “Structural Genomics of Mammalian Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases” on Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Ag & Life Sciences Bldg. 4001.

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.

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.

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 hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

Upcoming Events

NEW! OSU Anthropology’s Tan Sack Lecture: Friday Feb. 24, noon, Waldo 201A – Jonathan Lipman (Mount Holyoke College), “Frontier Heterodoxies: Ma Zhu and Qing Dominion in Yunnan”

Clothing Swap: Messy closet? Too Many clothes? Donate your unwanted 
items to the OSU Women’s Center, anytime Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Then 
come back Feb. 23 and 24 to look through all the donated items 
and pick out your new wardrobe at NO COST! *In collaboration with 

Update on Wave Energy: At the Feb. 23 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Belinda Batten, director of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, will discuss new developments in wave energy for Oregon. Triad meets in the MU, room 109, from noon to 1. Guests are free to attend and pay $10 if they eat lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, nick.houtman@oregonstate.edu, to reserve a lunch.

Nuclear experts: Four nuclear and environmental experts from agencies in Oregon and Washington will come to Oregon State University on Feb. 23 to discuss the status and legacy of Hanford, site of the largest environmental remediation and nuclear cleanup attempt in American history. The free public lecture will take place at Gilfillan Auditorium from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Seminar, Geriatric Pet Care: Dr. Mary Gardner, co-owner of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice will present a seminar on Caring for Pets in the Final Stages of Life. Dr. Gardner will speak in the Magruder Hall auditorium from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 24.

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 sara.eklund@oregonstate.edu or search committee chair, Milo Koretsky at milo.koretsky@oregonstate.edu.

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program Presentation: John Russell, the History Librarian at UO, will give a talk about the ODNP’s history, demonstrate the features of the Historic Oregon Newspapers site, and talk about where the program is headed. Day and Time: Friday, Feb. 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Willamette rooms in the Valley Library. Please contact Natalia Fernández for more information.

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 (julie.bain@oregonstate.edu) if you have questions or need additional information.

Wind symphony: The Premiere of “Currents” by composer and OSU faculty member Dana Reason, performed by Oregon State Wind Symphony and conducted by Dr. Chris Chapman, takes place at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 27, in the LaSells Stewart Center.

Brown bag talk on mental illness: “Shattering Mental Health-isms: Continuing the Conversation.” Come and explore how mental illness interfaces with the cycle of oppression. March 1, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 206. Small group work will provide a platform for participants to share their voice and help build inclusive communities that shatter mental health-ISMs.

OSU Food Drive

NEW! Lunch fundraiser: Baked potato & Salad Bar Lunch, Tuesday, Feb 29, noon to 1:30 p.m., at Cordley 2035.  A $5 donation is suggested.

NEW! Stuff the Van: We only have one week left to reach our goals in supporting Linn-Benton Food Share!  Please join the University Motor Pool in the Quad on Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and help them “Stuff the Van”.  We will also have a photo booth available provided by S.I.F.E. (Students In Free Enterprise) so stop by, drop off your food donations and get your picture taken.  Currently, the Motor Pool’s drop off location has collected slightly over 36,000 pounds of food.  Please help us reach our goal of 50,000 pounds.

WEB Auction – OSU Information Services, Library and E-Campus Food Drive Fundraising online silent auction is now taking place. To bid on items go to http://oregonstate.edu/dept/computing/FoodDrive/Auction/index.htm.  Bid now, bid again, and keep bidding. Then view the auction items in person and make your final bid on Feb. 29 Willamette Room 3rd floor Library, 11a.m.. to 3 p.m. – Cookies, coffee and Tea provided.

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. The drawing is March 2.

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.

Feb. 22 OSUsed Store Food Drive Discount: Bring 3 or more food donation items to our public sale noon to 3 p.m. 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.

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.

Prettiest Pet contest: Does your pet have what it takes to be the prettiest? Enter the Grad School’s Prettiest Pet contest to benefit the OSU Food Drive. Our deadline is extended! Entries will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 24! Submit a photo (up to 8.5×11) along with a $1 entry fee to us at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg. Vote for the prettiest pet by donating funds. The pet with the most donations will win a $50 gift certificate to Animal Crackers & bragging rights; runner up will receive a $25 gift certificate. Questions? E-mail jessica.king@oregonstate.edu

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: This week is the final full week to purchase your tickets! 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.

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 amy.beaderstadt@oregonstate.edu 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

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.

Economics and Policy Aspects of Energy Resources and Planning panel: Susan Capalbo, Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics, John Talbott, Director of Western Sun Grant Center, and David Bernell, Assistant Professor in Political Science, will participate in a panel discussion at the Geospatial Intelligence and Planning Seminar on Feb. 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. in 108 Wilkinson Hall.

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! 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

HEM (Health Engagement Model) Computer Lab Sessions: PEBB benefit eligible employees that elected to participate in the HEM plan, must complete the health survey by March 15. OHR Employee Benefits is offering computer lab sessions to allow employee to complete the HEM requirements. Dates: Feb. 24, March 1, 7, and 14. To register please visit OSU Professional Development site or contact Employee Benefits at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu

Time and Attendance Project: OSU is working on the early stages of implementing a new electronic system to collect and report employees’ working hours and leave used, which will replace our current paper-based timesheets. OSU has purchased WorkForce’s “EmpCenter” product and the project team is working to implement it during 2012. The beta-versions of the configured product will be tested starting mid-Spring. OSU is developing a training and support program for EmpCenter. Implementation of EmpCenter is expected to begin in late Summer or Fall. View the project website at http://oregonstate.edu/fa/time-attendance/

NSF – IGERT Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the NSF – Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. The program is intended to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. Letter of Intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/integrative-graduate-education-and-research-traineeship-nsf-igert-program. Research Office submission deadline: March 5. Information: Debbie Delmore debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

College savings workshop: College Savings/Funding workshop sponsored by the State of Oregon. Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Corvallis. To register visit the Oregon College Savings Program (529 Plan) website at: https://www.oregoncollegesavings.com/news/seminar.shtml

Equity and Inclusion Forums: Your participation is needed! President Ray has charged a self-study team to engage the OSU community in conversations about the direction of the university with regard to equity and inclusion. The self-study team has organized forums that will take place between Feb. 20 and March 9 and community participation is crucial to their success. Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/oei/study/forums

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 steve.clark@oregonstate.edu. President Ray and Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning will make appointments to the task forces.

Traffic and maintenance

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:

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.

Office Specialist 2, University Honors College at Oregon State University. F/T, starting at $2170/monthly + benefits.Posting # 0008643. Closes March 1.

OSU is looking for an Accounting Technician in the Office of Student Accounts, Office of Business Affairs. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $2170-3004/mthly +benefits. Posting # 0008640. Closes March 5.


Corvallis: It’s inching closer to Spring, but pouring rain and chilly nights still linger. Rain will continue through this afternoon with a high of 53 and an overnight low of 35. Tomorrow will start out foggy but sun may appear by afternoon.

Central Oregon:  Looks like another windy day so hold on to your hats.  A chance of rain, mainly after 10 a.m. Snow level 5900 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41 low around 26. Windy, with a west wind around 32 mph, with gusts as high as 49 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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