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Friday, March 16, 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.

 Three years later, OSU Food Pantry sees growing need (Gazette-Times)

When Oregon State University’s Emergency Food Pantry opened in March 2009 as one of the first university food pantries in the nation, its student staff and volunteers saw only about 40 visitors twice a month during open hours.

Ramaswamy will leave big shoes to fill (Capital Press)

We offer well-deserved congratulations to Sonny Ramaswamy, the dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agriculture Science, who last week was appointed director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture by President Barack Obama.

Got Nuke? State of the OSU Reactor (Corvallis Advocate)

Today, there are only two nuclear reactors in the state. Both are small reactors used for research: one at Reed College in Portland, and another at Oregon State University. OSU’s 1.1 megawatt reactor has been splitting atoms on campus for seven hours a day since 1967.

Event celebrates success of annual food drive (LIFE@OSU)

A group of Oregon State employees and students gathered March 14 to celebrate the success of the OSU Food Drive, which broke previous records.

Supplement industry fighting new FDA rules (American News Report)

“For most people, unless you alter your diet and get daily exercise, no supplement is going to have a big impact,” says Melinda Manore, a professor of nutrition and exercise at Oregon State University.

Portland area’s growth will require more water — and more money (Oregonian)

The McKenzie River, in the Eugene-Springfield area, provides 34 percent of the late summer flow in the Willamette River at Portland, said William Jaeger, an Oregon State University professor.

Today

TAC Webinar: “TAC.FM – Friday Morning.” with host Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Friday, March 16, 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 wrap up the term with the final installment of the Multimedia and PowerPoint.series . Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

TAC Webinar: “Blackboard Grade Center.” with Jon Dorbolo and Lynn Greenough (TAC). March 16, 2 to 3 p.m. This session covers the Blackboard grade center in depth for instructors who want to make use of Blackboard features to refine their grading strategies. We’ll work with organizing the grade center; smart views; uploading and downloading grades; reports; grading schemas and grade weighting. Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

Community Costs of Corporate Power: March 16, 7 p.m., Corvallis Library. Advisory Question on 11/12 ballot, Mad as Hell Doctors, Richard Harisay on Constitution. Refreshments. Cosponsored by OSU Peace Studies.

Saturday

OSU Night at the Symphony: Join OSU president Edward J. Ray for OSU Night at the Symphony. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.The Emerald Isle comes alive with beautiful ballads, sung by great Irish tenor John McDermott and accompanied by Portland’s own Molly Malone Irish Dancers. Premium seating is available at a 50 percent discount to the OSU community. Order tickets in the OSU section by calling Tom Wente at 503-416-6380 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and referencing OSU Night at the Symphony. Tickets start at $26 a piece.

News for Employees

NEW! Recreational Sports Spring Break Hours: Spring Break hours  officially occur from Saturday, March 24 through Sunday, April 1 . Dixon Recreation Center will close early at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23.

NSF – Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) Letters of Intent: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the NSF – SNM program. The program seeks collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/scalable-nanomanufacturing-snm-2010. Deadline to the Research Office: April 23. Information: debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Spring 2012: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Spring 2012 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/rerf. Deadline for submission: March 19. Information: Debbie Delmore debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-8390.

Electronic evaluation: EvalS, the new electronically-driven performance evaluation system has arrived. Are you ready? Be prepared…visit http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/performance-evaluation/ for details about the system including a link to register for classroom presentations. Classroom presentations will also provide you an opportunity for Q&A. If you are not able to attend, you will find guides, reference materials and online training at the website to help you understand and navigate this new system.

Opportunity for Undergraduates: Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC): Start This program is limited to OSU freshman, sophomores and recent transfer students. Applications are being accepted for Summer term 2012. Deadline: April 16. Guidelines and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc-start. (This is separate from the regular URISC program). Information contact: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu .

Jobs workshop: OSU Career Services is sponsoring “How to Apply to State & Federal Jobs” workshop on April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Kidder Hall Room 278 (Note: New Location). Presenter: Greg Ivers from the Oregon Employment Department/Linn Benton County Employer Council. Please see the attached link for more details http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/65801/

Jobs

To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:

Web Communications Specialist/Writer (Public Info Representative 2) – OSU-Cascades invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, classified position. Posting # 0008667. Closes March 16

The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Advisor-Student Success Specialist. Posting # 0008646. For full consideration, apply by March 7. Closes March 16.

Director of International Graduate Admissions – The Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting #0008630. Closes March 16.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is seeking a University’s Veterinary Technician 2. Posting #0007434. Closes March 19. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst, Competency Level 3 – Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Operating Systems-Network Analyst, Competency Level 3 position. Posting # 0008681. Closes March 19.

Office Specialist 2: The Department of Agricultural Education and General Agriculture invites applicants for a full time (1.00 FTE), 12 month, classified Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0008713. Closes March 20.

Fiscal Coordinator 1: The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applicants for a full time (1.00 FTE), 12 month, classified Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting #0008714. Closes March 23.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications from current OSU employees for the part-time position of Director of Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program. See posting #0008679. Closes March 26.

Graphic Artist 2 – University Relations and Marketing-Web Communications invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Graphic Artist 2 position. Posting #0008690. Closes March 26.

International Degree and Education Abroad Director – International Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, International Degree and Education Abroad Director position. Posting # 0008701. Closes March 27.

The University Ombuds Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position: Assistant Ombuds. Posting number# 0008680. Closes March 31.

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society is seeking a Custodian for the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. This is a part-time, 12-month, classified position. Posting # 0008707. Closes March 31.

Traffic and maintenance

Cascade Hall: Six flowering pear trees located on the north and east side of Cascade Hall will be removed due to poor structural health and building clearance issues. The trees are scheduled to be removed during the last week of March (Spring Break). The Multi Use pathway on the north side of the building along the railroad tracks will be closed to access for the duration of the removal. The closure will begin at 6 a.m. March 26, and end by 5 p.m. March 30. The area will be replanted with smaller stature trees.

Memorial Union quad: A Red oak tree (Quercus rubra) on the Memorial Union quad north of the bookstore is in decline due to root decay disease and will need to be removed. The tree is scheduled to be removed during the last week of March (Spring Break).To ensure safety of pedestrians the north sidewalks east of the main entrance and the Memorial Place Brick Mall on the east side of the building will be closed to access for the duration of the removal. The closure will begin at 6 a.m. March 26 and should end by 5 p.m. March 30.

Fire alarm testing: During the week of March 25-31, Honeywell will be on site performing Quarterly Fire Alarm Testing in below listed buildings: Book Storage, Parking Structure, Reser Stadium, Benton Hall, Burt 3, Burt 4, Cascade Hall, Child Care Center, Sports Performance Center, Gladys Valley, Merrit Truax, Milne Computer Center, Valley Football Center, CH2M Hill Alumni Center. This will be a live test. This testing is necessary to ensure all the building fire systems are up to standards and for the safety of the OSU community.

Memorial Place Brick Mall: A large Sequoia on the OSU campus west of Strand Agriculture hall has been in accelerating decline due to Redwood Canker disease and will need to be removed.The tree is scheduled to be removed during the last week of March (Spring Break). The Memorial Place Brick Mall on the west side of the building and the West entrances will be closed to access for the duration of the removal. The closure will begin at 6 a.m. March 26 and should end by 5 p.m., March 30.

Weather

Corvallis: Well, Spring is coming, but it’s not here yet. Heavy rain has lead to a flood warning in our area, so watch for rising waters in local streams and rivers. Showers today, with up to a quarter of an inch possible. Showers into next week. High of 53 with a low of 36, similar Saturday and Sunday.

Central Oregon: Another wet and cold day tomorrow. Everyone be safe for St. Paddy’s Day. Cloudy, with a high near 46, low around 31. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

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