OSU Today

Monday, April 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.

Ocean Acidification Hurts Oyster Larvae Development At Ore. Hatchery, Study Confirms (Huffington Post)

The study’s authors, led by Alan Barton of the Pacific Coast Shellfish Grower’s Association and Burke Hale of Oregon State University, examined oyster larvae at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery over the course of one summer.

Women Less Apt Than Men to Get Recommended Daily Exercise (US News & World Report)

The Oregon State University study of more than 1,000 women and men found that women averaged only about 18 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise daily, while men averaged 30 minutes. (See also: MSN)

Whoo’s Dat?: Study reveals that barred owl is a menace to Northern spotted (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Wiens said his study, submitted as a doctoral dissertation at Oregon State University, underscored the importance of continuing to protect the old-growth conifer forests favored by both owl species.

Ocean Acidification Linked With Larval Oyster Failure in Hatcheries (NSF Science 360)

“This is one of the first times that we have been able to show how ocean acidification affects oyster larval development at a critical life stage,” said Burke Hales, an Oregon State University chemical oceanographer and co-author of the paper.

Would a Major Earthquake Sink Portland or Seattle in Liquefied Soil? (PBS)

Scott Ashford is the interim dean of engineering at Oregon State University: On the average, they occur about every 300 years. The last one was 312 years ago.

Bring your Kids to Campus Day held April 27 (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University’s Childcare and Family Resources office is sponsoring a campus-wide event on Friday, April 27, with “Bring your Kids to Campus Day.”

OSU-Cascades Adds Two New Teaching Degrees (KTVZ)

Oregon State University-Cascades announced Friday that it added two new degree programs to its teacher education offerings this week.


NEW! Letters to Sala – A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps Exhibit: In 1940, Sala Garncarz, a 16-year-old Polish Jew, was sent to a Nazi labor camp. The exhibit will highlight her letters, and will also include photos and information on the Holocaust and on Sala’s experiences. The exhibit will run through April 30, in association with the 26th Annual OSU Holocaust Memorial Week, at the Benton County Public Library.

NEW! Workshop – Blackboard Grade Center with Jon Dorbolo and Lynn Greenough (TAC). Monday April 16, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Location: Kidder 274. This session covers the Blackboard grade center in depth for instructors who want to make use of Blackboard features to refine their grading strategies. Learn more about TAC workshops and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/workshops.

Farewell Reception: Todd Simmons will be leaving his role at OSU on April 20 to join Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu as the vice president of marketing and communications. You are invited to stop by 416 Kerr Administration Bldg. on Monday, April 16, 3:30 – 5 p.m. to offer Todd your congratulations and say, “Aloha!”

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.

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

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Bring your Kids to Campus Day: Please register in advance for the many great activities available to employees and students on April 27 during Bring your Kids to Campus Day. Register: http://oregonstate.edu/childcare/bring-your-kid-campus-day-2012

NEW! Education Building Ceremony: OSU will celebrate this Tuesday, April 17, the completed renovation of one of the campus’ oldest buildings, which serves as the home for the College of Education. A brief ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on the fourth floor of the former Education Hall, renamed Joyce Collin Furman Hall. The event is open to the public. Info: http://bit.ly/HGaw9u

NEW! Beaver Strides: Beaver Strides online registration is happening now! Join us at the Beaver Strides Kickoff party Open House on Friday, April 20, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Plageman Building, SHS, 322. Register ahead of time and pick up your free pedometers, tracking booklets and be entered to win prizes. It is free for Faculty/Staff and Students.

NEW! Pac-12 Challenge for a Well-U: Help promote wellness in the Pac-12 conference while earning points for OSU.  Log on daily, April 16-20, and boost the Beaver’s stats.  Check out the list of special campus activities, too!

NEW! OSU Ecampus Faculty Forum: Learn from faculty who help make OSU a national leader in online education at the Ecampus Faculty Forum on May 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual showcase of excellent online courses features interactive, wide-ranging discussions on how OSU applies its academic prestige to the world of online education. Hear OSU faculty discuss innovative teaching and course development methods, too. The event at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center includes breakfast and lunch. RSVP by April 27.

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.

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.

Lectures and Seminars

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! Recycling Tip of the Week: Metal. Nearly all metal items are recyclable at OSU – cans, foil, decorative tins, jar lids and more – and can be put in bins meant for cans and bottles. These containers should be empty and clean to prevent mold/pests and contamination of other recyclables. Arrangements can be made to recycle scrap metal. See a full list of accepted items, images and full details on Campus Recycling’s blog or online recycle guide.

NEW! Surveys for Oregon: At the April 19 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Virginia Lesser, director of the Survey Research Center, will discuss surveys the center has conducted for university departments and for state and federal agencies. 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.

NEW! Baby Boomer Series Session: Thursday, April 19, noon to 1 p.m., MU 208. The group will meet for conversation, mutual support and planning the May presentation session.

NEW! Grad Student/Faculty Workshops: The OSU Libraries Spring 2012 Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series kicks off on April 17 and 19 with sessions on Mendeley and Zotero, both free online citation manger tools. Register for these sessions and check out the full series: http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656-Library-Workshops-for-Grad-Students-Faculty

NEW! Shifting Saving to Spending — Transitioning to Retirement: April 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., MU Journey Room. Visit the  OSU Professional Development website. Presented by: John Harris, Fidelity.

NEW! PERS OPSRP Early Career Workshop: April 25, 1-2:30 p.m., MU Journey Room. For new employees and employees that became members of the PERS pension program on/after August 2003. Visit the  OSU Professional Development website.

NEW! PERS 1-year to Retirement Workshop: April 25, 3-5 p.m., MU Journey Room for Tier 1 & 2 members. Visit the  OSU Professional Development website.

NEW! Using Social Media to Get a Job: Lea McLeod will be presenting on the how social media is becoming an essential aspect in the job search. She will present on April 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in  Kidder Hall Room 278. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

NEW! Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit our website.

NEW! The Confidence Conference is looking for volunteers: We are looking for help at events throughout the week (4/23-4/27), at the main conference day, give in-class presentations, and table in the quad.  If you are interested, please email osuconfidence@gmail.com to get signed up. Information: www.oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/confidence.

Grad Fair: Grad Fair will be held Tuesday, April 17 & Wednesday, April 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the MU Ballroom.

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.

Employee Award Nominations: The call for 2012 Exemplary Employee Award Nominations has been extended to Friday, April 20. Click on the following link for nomination instructions: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/recognition/exemplary.html. For clarification or questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Jeri Hemmer, Associate Director for Employee and Labor Relations, at 541-737-0547; or jeri.hemmer@oregonstate.edu.

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

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.

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


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

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.


Corvallis: Showers today with fog rolling in tonight. High near 58, low near 43.

Central Oregon: : After a great weekend of sun we are back to getting rain. Rain likely, mainly before 11 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Southwest wind between 10 and 14 mph.

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