OSU Today

Friday, April 13, 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.

Women work out less than men (Prevention Magazine)

A nationwide study, conducted at Oregon State University in Corvallis, found that women get only about 18 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day, while men get 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise daily, on average. (See also: Huffington Post, Everyday Health, Shape)

Risky Business in the Pacific Northwest (PBS Newshour)

OSU’s O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab is featured in this segment on why the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States is at risk for such a catastrophic earthquake.

Oregon State research traces oyster larvae die-off to increasing ocean acidity (Oregonian)

That’s when they got together with scientists at Oregon State University and figured out the problem — research that was recently published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography. (See also: The Register Guard, KATU)

Trumpeter Chris Botti (OPB Art Beat)

We talk with Chris and see his “homecoming” performance from Corvallis.

Oregon woman’s mummy mystery solved with CT scan (KGW)

A CT scan conducted Thursday at the Oregon State University Veterinary Medical School solved the mystery. Turns out, the mummy was made of mostly wood and fabric. (See also: KATU)

How Barred Owls Win The Fight For Forest and Food (EarthFix)

David Wiens, a biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, conducted a 3-year study on competition between the species in partnership with Oregon State University.

OSU Student Studies Importance of Titanic Dress in Education (KEZI)

An Oregon State University student says one way people can appreciate the history and culture of the famous Titanic ship is through visual representations of the costumes.

Animal Nature (Oregonian)

Should you ever have pondered the mysterious world of the octopus, yearned to watch a necropsy on a sea turtle, or simply wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, then consider heading to Newport on Saturday.


Music à la Carte: Mozart’s Magic Flutes, featuring OSU faculty member Jill Pauls, flute, with Debra Harris, flute, and John Jantzi, piano. They perform in the Memorial Union Lounge on Friday, April 13 at noon. Admission is free.

PeaceJam event: Nobel laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel will visit campus April 13-15, where he will call on Northwest high school students, teachers and OSU students to create a better world through community service and global action. Pérez Esquivel will give a free public talk on Friday, April 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the MU ballroom. He will speak on “Peace as the Grand Revolution.” Doors open at 7 p.m., when Eugene band Krishna and Friends will perform. More information: http://bit.ly/IfpSvu

Earth Month Film Festival: Economics of Happiness: Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium. Free. Sponsored by the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative. Info: http://oregonstate.edu/ssi/film-festival

Potluck: Community on the Edge of Wilderness: “What connects us?” author Ana Maria Spagna asks, and she reveals, again and again, the gift of community – easy and uneasy, deep and enduring and essential. Join us for a reading and book signing at the Benton County Public Library on Friday April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

WIC Lunch Seminar What We Can Learn From Student Assessment: A Comparison of OSU and Our Peers on a National Writing Survey: Every year, the National Survey of Student Engagement surveys students across campuses nationwide to find out what’s going on at their universities. Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, Milam 215. Complimentary lunch included. Register now!

Webinar – TAC.FM with Mark Dinsmore (TAC): Friday April 13, 2012 10 a.m.-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, Cub Kahn from OSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning, will share with his perspective with us on “Effective practices in hybrid courses/blended learning and our OSU hybrid course pilot program.” Register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

OSU Anthropology Tan Sack Lecture: M. Boyd Wilcox will be speaking about, and reading some passages from his new book “Two to Four at the Beanery: A journal of observations, analyses, interviews, and commentary regarding a first-rate ‘Third Place.’” This talk will be at noon Friday, April 13, in Waldo Hall, room 201A.


NEW! Happiness Events: Upbeat Café and Paths to Happiness will be held Sat., April 14. Paths to Happiness, a workshop on methods to cultivate happiness, is held 2:30-5:30 p.m., and there is meditation and yoga beforehand. Upbeat Café starts with dinner at 7:30 p.m., accompanied by live music, followed by a brief presentation by Winston McCullough of the OSU Psychology Department. Both events are at Dennis Hall, corner of 9th and Monroe.

Memorial Service: A memorial service will be held for Timothy Goman, who was a senior in Computer Science, on Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at Saint Anselm of Canterbury, 2615 Arnold Way, Corvallis. Students, faculty, staff, community members and anyone who knew Tim or the Goman family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tim Goman can be sent to the OSU Foundation.

Prom Dresses: Two members of the OSU community are co-chairing a drive by the Vina Moses Center to collect prom dresses and accessories for a giveaway on April 14. Donations may be made to the center at 968 NW Garfield between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Girls interested in the prom dresses should call 541-753-1420 for an appointment.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Religious Case for Equality: Join bestselling author and activist Jay Michaelson for a conversation and discussion, “God vs Gay? The Religious Case for Equality” at 5 p.m. April 18, in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. Michaelson will discuss his own journey of acceptance and affirmation. This event is an OSU community collaboration with support from Pride Center, OSU Athletics, Women’s Studies, Student Events & Activities, Intercultural Student Services and the Division of Student Affairs.

NEW! Population and Climate Change: Eugenia Kalnay will be giving a Distinguished Visitor Lecture on “Population and Climate Change” on Monday, April 16, 4-5 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium. Kalnay is a prominent atmospheric modeler and author of the most cited scientific paper in all of the earth sciences.

Relentless Screening: A documentary film, “Relentless,” chronicling a year in the life of the champion Global Formula Racing team will debut in a free public screening in Portland on Wednesday, April 18 at the OMNIMAX Theater at OMSI. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. The formula cars will be available for viewing in the lobby at 6:30 p.m., with the 35-minute documentary starting at 7:15 p.m.

Woman Citizen Film Series, 14 Women: Women in Policy will host a free public showing of 14 Women, a documentary chronicling the 109th Congress, which made history by including 14 female senators, through interviews with Hillary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth Dole, Dianne Feinstein, and others. Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

Holocaust Memorial Week: OSU will observe Holocaust Memorial Week April 16-20 with a series of events including a public exhibit of letters from Holocaust survivor Sala Garncarz, a theatrical performance highlighting Garncarz’s struggles in the concentration camp, a talk about the genocide of native peoples and a concert by an acclaimed Native flutist.

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! Horticulture Spring Seminar Series: April 17, 4 p.m. Speaker: Megan Mathey, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, “Strawberries, ‘Hood’ and ‘Totem’ from Oregon roots, to worldwide delectable treats,” ALS 4000.

Blurring Boundaries Between Reading & Writing: Bob Stein from the Institute for the Future of the Book will give a formal presentation reflecting on what this means for the future of written and published materials. Tuesday, April 17 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in The Valley Library, Autzen Classroom.

News for Employees

NEW! Open Call for Researchers: Researchers interested in an NIEHS/EPA funded Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center. If you are interested in this opportunity, please write one paragraph that briefly describes 1) the chemical exposures you would be interested in researching, 2) the children’s health outcome of interest, and 3) your research expertise in that area. This brief introductory paragraph is due by April 18 by 9 a.m. to Molly Kile, molly.kile@oregonstate.edu. The RFA can be found at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-12-001.html.

NEW! DAS Shuttle Ending: On June 30, 2012, DAS will no longer offer Interagency Shuttle services at OSU or any location affiliated with OUS. For those departments that have relied heavily on the DAS shuttle, we encourage having other shipping/mailing processes in place well in advance of June 30. Contact OSU Printing & Mailing directly to discuss mailing/shipping services that they offer to support OSU. Info: John McMillen, 737-9062 or john.mcmillen@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Heckart Lodge Open House: OSU students, staff and faculty are invited to the Heckart Lodge open house on Wednesday, April 18, 3-5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Heckart Lodge is the new home for the OSU Division of International Programs, the Disability Access Services Testing Center, and Oregon University System International Programs.

NEW! Faculty Seminar: Applications for the Summer 2012 DPD Faculty Seminar are now available. The seminar will run from June 18-July 6, 2012 from 9 am to 1 pm. Applications are due on April 15. Information and the application for the DPD seminar are available here: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/dpd/dpd-faculty-seminar

Suspicious Person Notice: Oregon State Police are investigating two recent and possibly connected incidents of unwanted physical contact, both occurring between midnight and 3 a.m. on campus. In both instances, a man between 5’10 and 6 feet tall, with dark skin, no facial hair and speaking accented English, approached female students asking for directions. In one instance, the man subsequently followed the student, while in the next, he grabbed the other student, who was able to break free and flee. The suspect in both instances was wearing a hooded sweatshirt. OSP and the university are asking for information pertinent to the ongoing investigation. Contact Sr. Trooper Chris Graves of the OSP University Area Command at (541) 737-3010. If you believe you see this person, do not approach him, but contact the Dept. of Public Safety at (541) 737-3010.

Attention all public employees: The restrictions imposed by the law of the State of Oregon on your political activities are that “No public employee shall solicit any money, influence, service or other thing of value or otherwise promote or oppose any political committee or promote or oppose the nomination or election of a candidate, the gathering of signatures on an initiative, referendum or recall petition, the adoption of a measure or the recall of a public office holder while on the job during working hours. However, this section does not restrict the right of a public employee to express personal political views.” It is therefore the policy of the state and of your public employer that you may engage in political activity except in the context prohibited by state law when on the job during working hours. Questions can be directed to the Office of the General Counsel.

Weight Watchers: The Weight Watchers Open House meetings will be held on April 17 at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Student Health Services room 322. The next 13-week session begins April 24. Complete a Health Risk Assessment on the PEBB website. If you are a PEBB subscriber the cost of the meetings will be fully subsidized. Next, call the WW/Pebb number 866-454-2144 and ask for a confirmation code. Present that confirmation code at the first meeting. For more information, call 541-737-3106.

Harlem Globetrotters: The Globetrotters will play at OSU for the first time in 10 years at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Gil Coliseum. OSU employees can save up to $9 off per ticket. To order and for questions contact: Blake Stewart, 602-707-7021 or stewart@harlemglobetrotters.com

Faculty Regalia: Last day to submit Faculty Regalia Order Info is April 16.  Submit your request to osubeaverstore.com/faculty.asp

Smoke-Free: OSU will become a smoke-free campus on Sept. 1, 2012. Learn more about the non-smoking policy, download educational materials, and request printed items to distribute within your department or to visitors who will be coming on campus. Find it all at http://oregonstate.edu/smokefree.

OUS Employee Benefits Survey: The OUSHealth and Welfare Plan Options Review Committee would like your input on the benefit plans available to employees to help them evaluate the options outlined in SB 242 and guide the committee’s recommendations to the Oregon Legislature. http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/survey.

Drop-in Computer Lab Sessions for the OUS Employee Benefits Survey. Valley Library, Barnard Classroom #5420. April 12th 2pm-4:30pm; April 17 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; April 20 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; April 25 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Professional Development Workshop: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association offers Tara Rodden Robinson presenting “Overwhelm and Overload Smackdown! The Art and Science of Doing More with Less!” Workloads get heavier and timelines get tighter. Learn how to identify the difference between overload or overwhelm. April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Info: http://people.oregonstate.edu/groups/pfla/

Faculty leadership award: Nominations are being accepted for the Karel J. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding leadership and service within their department and/or in programs and organizations at the University. Deadline to submit nomination packets is April 30. For details visit http://people.oregonstate.edu/groups/pfla/awards/karel-murphy Contact Michelle Mahana with any questions.

Member of the Year Award: OSU’s Association of Office Professionals was formed to foster awareness, excellence, and professionalism in the ranks of office personnel. This award recognizes contributions toward these goals by individual members through creative approaches and consistently high performance as a professional in ways that benefit OSU. A nominee must be an active AOP member. Deadline for nominations is April 24. Awards will be presented during the AOP luncheon on May 15. Email elizabeth.thomas@oregonstate.edu for the complete award nomination criteria.

Boss of the Year Award: Nominations are requested for the 2012 AOP Boss of the Year Award. This award recognizes creative approaches and consistently superior performance as a supervisor. A nominee must be actively employed in a supervisory capacity at any level. Nominees do not need to be an AOP member. Deadline for nominations is April 24 and awards will be presented as part of the AOP luncheon on May 15. Email elizabeth.thomas@oregonstate.edu for the complete award nomination criteria.

Happy Ticket, Happy Face! This week TAPS will be giving out happy tickets to folks following the OSU parking regulations. If you are lucky enough to be a recipient of a happy ticket, stop by our office to enter to win one of three prizes being given away.

Summer Housing: Residential Conferences will again be offering housing for interns and scholars in the Corvallis area this summer in Dixon Lodge. Located on the corner of 11th and Jefferson, Dixon Lodge is on campus, close to downtown, and near several bus routes. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling (541)737-9195 or emailing uhdsresconf@oregonstate.edu

Fall 2012 CONNECT: Fall CONNECT 2012 will officially begin on Thursday, Sept. 20. As a result of this shift, move-in days for the residence halls and co-operative houses will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and Wednesday, Sept. 19. View the CONNECT Week schedule. Questions: Leslee.Mayers@oregonstate.edu. To see the Housing Move In schedule please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/move-in-guide. Questions contact Brian.Stroup@oregonstate.edu

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. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu.


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

Chef de Cuisine – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Professional Faculty – Chef de Cuisine position for Marketplace West. Posting #0008807. Closes April 13.

Facilities Services Department, is seeking an experienced Analyst Programmer. This is a full-time, one-year limited duration position. Must have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Posting #0008841. Closes April 13.

Analyst Programmer – Information Services – Media Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Analyst Programmer, competency level 3 position. Posting # 0008836. Closes April 15.

Internship Coordinator – The Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program at OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Internship coordinator – Academic advisor position. Posting #0008792. Closes April 16.

OSU Facilities Services Department, is seeking an experienced Analyst Programmer OSU’s Campus Planning department. This is a full-time, one-year limited duration position. Posting #0008841. Closes April 16.

Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Manager –open to internal employees only. Posting #0008805. Closes April 16.

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 April 16.

Accounting Technician: Arts and Sciences Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified. Posting #0008767 Closes: April 18.

The Research Office at Oregon State University is seeking applicants for a 12-month, full-time, Director of Research Integrity. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Research and is a critical member of the Vice President for Research (VPR) Research Office (RO) leadership team. Posting #0008802. Closes April 18.

Executive Assistant to the Dean: The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for the full-time, Professional Faculty position of Executive Assistant to the Dean. See posting #0008850. Closes April 22.

The Graduate School invites applications for a full-time 1.0, 12-month, Associate Dean. The Associate Dean contributes to the academic and administrative responsibilities that are both central and supplemental to the mission of the Graduate School. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees ONLY. Posting #0008769. Closes April 23.

Academic advisor – The Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program at OSU invites applications for a part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month, Advisor position. Posting #0008828. Closes April 24.

Accountant 1, Health Sciences Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified. Posting #0008875. Closes April 26.

Finance Instructor – College of Business is recruiting for a full-time Finance instructor to teach 2012/2013 academic year. Preferred qualifications include, certification in accounting, financial planning or financial analysis, teaching experience at the college or university level and a demonstrable commitment to promoting & enhancing diversity. Posting # 0007284. Closes June 15.

Traffic and maintenance

NEW! Smoke testing: Due to routine smoke testing, smoke may be visible coming from catch basins near the Lower Campus area (block encompassed by 11th Street, 14th Street, Jefferson Way & Monroe Ave).  The smoke is not harmful and there is no cause for concern.

Parking spaces closure: Due to the installation of new ADA parking spaces, 10 parking spaces along Jefferson Way, west of 26th Street and the Jefferson Way intersection, will be closed from March 26 through April 16. The southern half of the parking lot at Moreland Hall will also be closed.


Corvallis: In honor of National Kiss Day, one of the best kisses in movie history. Today showers are possible, with a high near 60. Sunshine expected most of the weekend, with highs near 62.

Central Oregon: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a chance of rain showers. Some thunder is also possible. Snow level rising to 4200 feet. Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

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