OSU Today

Friday, Feb. 19, 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.

1000 Friends of Oregon honors 35 young people (Oregonian)

The conservation group 1000 Friends of Oregon — founded 35 years ago to enforce the state’s pioneering land-use planning law — is celebrating its anniversary by honoring “35 Innovators Under 35.”

OSU grad to show acclaimed documentary (Albany Democrat-Herald)

An Oregon State University graduate who was born in a California detainment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II will return to campus on Friday, Feb. 19, where she will show an award-winning documentary she produced about her parents.

County’s agriculture sales fall 7 percent in 2009 (Ashland Daily Tidings)

Local farmers and ranchers saw sales fall 7 percent in 2009 to $63.825 million from $68.61 million in 2008, according to statistics released this month by Oregon State University.

Spring Creek Café to discuss ethics (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Modeled on the Socrates Cafe, the Spring Creek Café will feature philosophers Michael Nelson and Kathleen Dean Moore, Portland writer Brian Doyle and singer/songwriter Libby Roderick.

Oregon Tilth partners with OSU to help organic farmers (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Organic certification provider Oregon Tilth has agreed to provide funding to Oregon State University’s small farms program so that the university can continue its research and educational efforts for organic farmers.

Today

Novelist Debra Spark will read from her prize-winning new novel, “Good for the Jews,” at 7:30 p.m. today in the first floor rotunda of The Valley Library. A book signing will follow the reading. Free and open to all.

John Delaney, from the University of Washington, will give a free public lecture at OSU today. His talk, “At the Leading Edge of a Global Environmental Renaissance: Next Generation Science in the Oceans,” begins at 4 p.m. in Gillfillan Auditorium (located on 26th Street just west of Monroe Avenue).

An Oregon State University graduate who was born in a California detainment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II will return to campus today, where she will show an award-winning documentary she produced about her parents. Satsuki Ina is executive producer of “From a Silk Cocoon,” which received a regional Emmy and several other awards. It will be shown at the Joyce Powell Leadership/Journey Room in the Memorial Union beginning at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public; a discussion will follow the film.

Oregon State University Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s 1895 romantic comedy, “An Ideal Husband,” today through Feb. 20 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. Info: 541-737-2784 or http://www.oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre

The following events support the OSU Food Drive today:
Book Sale (1st Floor Knuckle), College of Forestry
Lunch with the Organic Grower’s Club $5. ALS room 3096 Noon. Questions? James.Cassidy@oregonstate.edu

Upcoming events

NEW! Steve Lewis, one of Alaska’s foremost cavers, will speak at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 about his experiences measuring and mapping caves in southeast Alaska. The free talk is in room 108 of Wilkinson Hall. Free and open to all.

NEW! Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and the OSU’s Women Center are hosting a Women’s Symposium on Careers in Political Leadership on Thursday, March 4, from 7-9 p.m. in the Memorial Union ballroom. Speakers will include Rep. Sarah Gelser, Caroline Davidson from Willamette University, state senator Chris Telfer, Diana Woodward of Brenco Energy Concepts and Margaret Carter of the Oregon Department of Human Services. Information: email smiths2@onid.orst.edu or lopezcay@onid.orst.edu

NEW! Timothy Brook, a professor of history at the University of British Columbia, will link the artwork of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer with globalization when he presents a free public lecture on Thursday, March 4. “The Coins on Vermeer’s Table: Dutch Merchants, Chinese Manufacturers, and the Birth of Global Trade” begins at 7 p.m. in the Construction & Engineering Auditorium of LaSells Stewart Center.

Crossroads International provides language learning & friendship to international students & faculty at OSU.  Crossroads announces its 4th annual International Film Festival, every Sunday in February at the Darkside Cinema – beginning Sunday, Feb. 7. Three films are featured each week, at 1:30, 4 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

OSU senior Karena Dokken, who died last week after a struggle with Ewing’s sarcoma, is being honored by her family and friends with “Karena’s Party”on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kelley Engineering Center atrium. This event is meant to be fun and informal; Karena’s mother encourages everyone to wear colorful clothing.

February is Food Drive month! Campus community, join us for one of the events below to raise money and food for the Linn-Benton Food Share (and OSU’s Emergency Food Pantry):
Feb. 15-19 – Book Sale (1st Floor Knuckle), College of Forestry
Feb. 19 – Lunch with the Organic Grower’s Club $5. ALS room 3096 Noon. Questions? James.Cassidy@oregonstate.edu
Feb 23 – EMT Department Bake Sale (location: ALS foyer 7:30 a.m – 2 p.m.) Come early to buy a whole cake for your office! Also, individually
wrapped goodies for ‘grab & go’ people.
Feb 25 – EMT Department Soup Lunch (location: 314 Weniger Hall noon to 1 p.m.) Come on down for hot soup and bread! Vegetarian option available.

Trio Solisti performs in Corvallis at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Feb.20, at LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus. tickets may be purchased in advance for $22 at Grass Roots Bookstore in Corvallis and Sid Stevens in Albany. Tickets may also be purchased online at: http://www.violins.org/tickets.shtml Tickets are $25 at the door at this concert matinée. OSU students with ID and K-12 students enter free. Tickets are $5 for other students and student spouses.

The American Horn Quartet will perform a free public, solo recital at a special Monday Music a la Carte on Feb. 22 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge on the OSU campus.

The American Horn Quartet will hold a master class on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. in Benton Hall Room 202 on the Oregon State University campus. The class is open to the public. Admission for adults is $10 at the door. Non-OSU students will be admitted for $5 and OSU students will be admitted for free.

Oregon State University’s Steinway Piano Concert Series will open on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center with pianist Roberto Plano, winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition and finalist in the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. ndividual concert tickets may be purchased for $20 in advance (open seating), $25 at the door. They are available now at Gracewinds Music, Grass Roots Books & Music, Beard’s Framing and Rice’s Pharmacy in Corvallis. Tickets can also be purchased on line at http://ticketsoregon.com

In collaboration with the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, the OSU Black Student Union and the UJIMA Education Office, the UHDS Dining Services Staff and members of the UHDS Diversity Initiative would like to invite you to attend Soul Food Café: a journey through culture and cuisine to help celebrate Black History Month and as continuation of the journey through culture and cuisine series. The event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m., Feb. 24 in the McNary Dining Center. Cost is $8 at the door.

Everyone is invited to the first Spring Creek Café, a new series of engaged philosophy conversations. “Do we have any obligations to the future?” with philosophers Michael Nelson and Kathleen Dean Moore, singer/songwriter Libby Roderick and writer Brian Doyle
Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Main Meeting Room. Free and open to all.

The Department of History will have a History Career Fair on Feb. 25, Stag 132 from 5 to 7 p.m., in conjunction with a cans for books drive. Every two cans can be traded for a book.

News for Employees

NEW! The Faculty Staff/Fitness Program’s Winter Blood Draw takes place Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Registrations for the winter term blood screening are still going on. For more information please visit http://www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/nes/fsf-blood-screenings.  Call 541-737-3222 to reserve a spot.

Share a unique and exciting cultural exchange opportunity with an international student by becoming a Host for the OSU Homestay Program managed by University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS). As a host, you will be providing an amazing living- learning op­portunity both for the students and for your household. Hosts are provided compensation to cover expenses. We are currently seeking short term and long term hosts. There will be an informational orientation on March 13 at 10 a.m. in the Large East Conference Room at Market Place West Dining Center on Campus. For more information, please visit our web site: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/homestay/ or call 541-737-8754.

The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Faculty Release Time (FRT) for 2010-11 Release for Fall term 2010, Winter term 2011 or Spring term 2011. Applications are due in the Research Office by Monday, February 22, 2010. The complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria can be accessed at the Research Office website: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt.htm. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390 or debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

New issue of the OSU Perspective published by the Division of Student Affairs now online. See what entering OSU students are saying about their expected academic experience and their expectations for the campus environment. http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/assessment/osuperspective.html

The 1st OSU Building Energy Challenge is well underway! Participating buildings have reduced their electricity consumption by over 10,750 kWh during the first two weeks of the Challenge, saving over $550 in utility costs! This has been accomplished solely through simple, no-cost measures like turning off lights and computers, changing incandescent lamps to CFLs, and unplugging/”power-stripping” electrical equipment. Congratulations to Moreland Hall for saving the most in both Week 1 and Week 2! For more information on the Challenge and ways you can help save energy, please see the website http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/building-energy-challenge-winter-2010 or contact Greg Smith at greg.smith@oregonstate.edu .

A new Sea Grant Summer Scholars program is accepting undergraduate applicants who’d like to get an inside look at marine
science and resource management careers by spending the summer working on a marine science project for a state or local agency. Oregon Sea Grant plans to select five or more Summer Scholars, each of whom will spend 10 weeks this summer working with a marine research, outreach, education or public policy agency or institution in Oregon. Potential projects range from collecting and analyzing biological data to developing museum exhibits and assisting on information campaigns. The application deadline is March 31. For more information, see: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/funding/fellowships/undergrad_fellows.html

Jobs

Office Specialist 2: The department of Student Health Services is recruiting for an Office Specialist 2. This is a part-time (5 hours a day) .625 FTE, 9-month position. For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0005212. For consideration apply by Feb. 23. OSU is an AA/EOE.

The Office of Human Resources at Oregon State University is recruiting for two Employee Benefits Analysts. Full-time, 12-month fixed-term positions. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees only. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0005242. Closing date: Feb. 19. OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

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 p.m. 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 Feb. 23. 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.

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.

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

Weniger Hall: Due to necessary repairs, the southwest side of the building will be shut down through Feb. 22.

Heat Plant: Due to the investigation of an underground storage tank, the parking lot on the east of the Heat Plant will be temporarily shut down and is to be free of all vehicles. The shutdown will begin at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 22, and end by 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

Burt Hall: Due to necessary repairs on the building steam system, all steam services to Burt Hall will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect all hot water and heating services throughout the building. This shutdown will begin at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 19 and end by 11 a.m.

Weather

The sun will be out in full force again today, with a high around 61. Weekend temperatures are expected to stay nice, although the watery eyes and dry throats tell those of us with allergies that spring also means allergy season has arrived early this year.

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