OSU Today

Tuesday, April 17, 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.

Education Programs Expanding At OSU’s Cascade Campus (OPB)

Oregon State University is expanding a program at Central Oregon’s Cascades Campus for K through 12 educators. This summer, the school
 will begin offering two new graduate teaching degrees.

Oregon CEO Summit and Alumni and Business Partner Awards held on May 3 in Portland (OregonLive)

Oregon State University College of Business’ will host two events in Portland on Thursday, May 3, including a panel discussion on the real estate industry and its annual award celebration for alumni and business partners.

Editorial: Disregard warnings at our peril (Daily Astorian)

A study published last week from Oregon State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proves that ocean acidification is partly to blame for a mass die-off by tiny newborn oysters.

Only 59 percent of Oregon high school grads try college (Oregonian)

OSU ranked second highest in the list of where 2009 Oregon high school grads enrolled.

Five myths about water (Washington Post)

Aaron Wolf, a professor at Oregon State University, has looked back more than 1,000 years and has found no instance of armed conflict between countries in which water was a primary issue.

OSU to celebrate renovated, renamed Education Hall (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University on Tuesday, April 17, will celebrate the completed renovation of one of the campus’ oldest buildings, which serves as the home for the College of Education.

Who Knows What Bugs Lurk in Imported Plants? (New York Times)

OSU’s Jennifer Parke is co-author of this study, which warns that imported nursery stock poses an increasing threat to the environment.


NEW! Sala’s Story: Sala’s Story, Arlene Hutton’s dramatic adaptation of Ann Kirchner’s book Sala’s Gift, tells the story of a young girl’s experiences growing up in Nazi work camps. Directed by Elizabeth Helman, from OSU Theater Arts, this play will be performed at the Benton County Public Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday April 17.

NEW! TEDxOSU: TEDxOSUwill be live streamed April 17 starting at 7 p.m. http://oregonstate.edu/tedxosu

NEW! Webinar –Wikis, Blogs, Journals and Discussion Forums in Blackboard: with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  Tuesday April 17, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Learn about Blackboard’s collaboration tools, how they work, and how to determine which ones might be the best option for your course. Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

NEW! Corvallis Climate Change Modeling Community Spring Seminar Series: Richard Waring will present “Predicting Current and Future Tree Diversity using a process-based model and automated-decision tree analysis” on April 17, from 2-3 pm in ALS 4000.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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!” 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. Visit: http://people.oregonstate.edu/groups/pfla/ for more information.

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.

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

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

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Operation Harvest Festival: In the fall of 1943, the Germans decided to kill all Jews in the three camps of the Lublin District in Poland. This campaign of murder was given the euphemistic name of “Operation Harvest Festival.” OSU faculty Tomasz M. Giebultowicz, whose father witnessed this horrific event, will discuss the history and importance of this event in the Memorial Union, La Raza Room at 4 p.m. Wed., April 18.

NEW! The Moral Costs of Climate Change: There will be a live taping of the radio program Philosophy Talk on Wed., April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Austen Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center. Hosts Stanford philosophers John Perry and Ken Taylor will discuss with this topic with philosophy professor Allen Thompson and a live audience.

NEW! Genocide in America?: Benjiman Madley will discuss the campaigns against the Tolowa, who between 1851 and 1856 lost more than 80% of their population, and the wider assault on Oregon and California Indians at 7:30 p.m. April 18. Prior to the talk, OSU instructor and world famous Native American flute player, Jan Michael Looking Wolf, will be performing a concert entitled “One Heart.”

NEW! Current Dilemmas in Medical Ethics?: The Medical Humanities Program is sponsoring a Table Talk with Dr. Cliff Hall, head of the Ethics Committee at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. His talk will take place in Hoveland Hall Room 104 at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.

NEW! The Historian’s Anvil, the Novelist’s Crucible: Eric J. Sundquist of John’s Hopkins University will speak on “The Historian’s Anvil, the Novelist’s Crucible: Holocaust Literature and the Uses of History” Thurs., April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium. Sundquist will discuss the ways the Holocaust has been depicted in literature and examine the issue of imaginative recreation of an event that carries such a heavy moral burden to depict accurately.

NEW! Free Concert: United States Air Force Concert Band will perform a free concert at LaSells Stewart Center on Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets required and available at Gracewinds Music, WineStyles, Papa’s Pizza, OSU Printing & Mailing Services, and at the KGAL/KSHO radio studios in Lebanon. There are no reserved seats and doors open to ticket holders at 2 p.m.

NEW! Magic Flute: Tickets are on sale now for the OSU Theatre/OSU Music production of The Magic Flute to be performed at the Majestic Theatre on April 21, 27, & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 22 & 29 at 2 p.m. Join in the magic of a full-scale opera production.

NEW! Oregon Dance concert: Oregon Dance will present its annual spring concert on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, at the Corvallis High School Theater. Tickets are $12, $8 for college students and seniors and $6 for elementary through high school students. Tickets are available online and at the door. For online ticketing go to http://www.corvallistheaters.com

NEW! Poetry reading: Oregon poets Geri Doran and Maxine Scates will read from their recent collections on Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in La Raza (Room 208) of Oregon State University’s Memorial Union. Free and open to the public.

NEW! Fan Fest: April 28 at Reser Stadium: http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/040912aaa.html

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.

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.

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

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.

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! OSU Anthropology Tan Sack Lecture: Lisa Leventhal will be speaking on and answering questions about the IRB review process.  Her talk is titled “Navigating the IRB Submission and Review Process” and will take place Friday April 20 at noon in Waldo Hall, room 201A.

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Dr. A. Elizabeth Arnold, Division of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of Arizona, will present a seminar “Fungal Endophytes from the Tropics to the Tundra: Clues to Understanding the Evolution of Fungal Symbioses” on Wednesday, April 18, at 3:30pm in Ag & Life Sciences Bldg. 4001.

News for Employees

NEW! Farewell reception for Eric Hansen: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, Memorial Union 109. Eric Hansen has worked at University Housing & Dining Services since the late 1980s and recently served as the Associate Director for Marketing, Assessment, Communication and Diversity. Please stop by to wish him well as he departs for San Diego State University. Cake/beverages will be served.

NEW! Webinar – PowerPoint Multimedia II: with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Wednesday April  18, 1 p.m.-1:50 p.m. In this second part of the series we will look at how to convert older PPT presentations to the current version. We’ll examine other techniques to compress and optimize your presentation for presentation and distribution. Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

NEW! SEIU General Membership Meeting: Held in MU Pan-Afrikaan room 11:45-1 p.m. Thursday, April 19. We will be installing our new officers and there is much to discuss; the membership drive challenge, PEBB issues, CAPE activities and more. Bring a friend and have a bite to eat.

NEW! Online Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Self-Study Forum: As we wrap up our campus self-study forums, we would like to extend two e-options to provide ideas and feedback. The first is a web-based forum using Adobe Connect, April 24 from 2-4 p.m. The second is an online survey, and may be accessed at any time. This link will be live through the end of April.

NEW! Clara L. Simerville Award for International Education: Nominations are being accepted at International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) until 5 p.m. on April 25. The purpose of this award is to recognize an OSU undergraduate student who has made innovative or creative contributions to international understanding on campus and/or in the community.  Click here to access more information regarding the award and the 2012-13 nomination form.

NEW! Webinar – TAC.FM with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Friday April 20, 10 a.m.–10:50 a.m. This week we’ll take a look back at our PowerPoint Multimedia Series. We’ll also survey several other online presentation tools. Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

NEW! NSF–Scalable Nanomanufacturing 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: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/scalable-nanomanufacturing-snm-2010. Deadline to the Research Office: April 23. Information: debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! For OSU New and Seasoned Online Training Developers: A series of training courses, presented by Rob Porter of Training Objectives Corp , is coming to OSU. These sessions include “Part 1: eLearning 101″ scheduled for Tues. 5/8, 8-Noon ($90; your supervisor or manager may attend with you for free) and “Part 2: Captivate Essentials, Level 1″ scheduled for Tues. 5/15, 8-5 ($300). For details and registration form, click this link (http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/sites/default/files/training/e-learning_registration-form.pdf). Questions? Contact Leigh Larkin, Training and Organizational Effectiveness, x7-3207.

NEW! Gates Foundation – New Biomarkers for HIV Incidence Measurement: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is requesting letters of inquiry for New Biomarkers for HIV Incidence Measurement to identify novel biomarkers that can be used effectively to measure HIV incidence. The Gates Foundation is looking for biomarkers that could be used alone or in combination and that are at the initial development stage. Deadline: May 18. Description: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/hivaids/Pages/loi-biomarkers-hiv-incidence-measurement.aspx. Questions contact: Martha Coleman at Martha.coleman@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.

How to Search and Secure an Internship in 4 Steps: Marian Moore will present on strategies to use in gaining a targeted internship.  She will present on April 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Kerr Administration Building room B008. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Office Makeover: OSU Women’s Network is sponsoring a workshop on office makeovers by interior design specialist Marilyn Read from noon to 1 p.m. April 19 in Willamette East/West in the Valley Library. Get tips on creating a welcoming, restorative, and positive work environment. If you would like to receive suggestions on a makeover for your office, please send a picture of your office/cubicle with a brief description of what you would like to accomplish to Adry.clark@oregonstate.edu

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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

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.

Faculty Research Assistant – Survey Research Center, Department of Statistics invites applications for a part-time (0.49 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0008858. Closes May 5.

The Department of Public Safety at OSU is seeking applicants for two Public Safety Officers. These are permanent full time positions. Posting #008923. Closes May 9.

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.

Project Manager-Business Analyst – Information Services – Media Services Central Web Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Project Manager-Business Analyst position. Posting # 0008908. Closes June 30.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Pedestrian Safety Operation: On Monday, April 23, the Corvallis Police Department will be conducting the first of eight targeted crosswalk enforcement operations. This one will be held at the intersection of SW Western Blvd. and SW 5th street, between 8 a.m. and noon. The primary focus is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of crosswalk safety and pedestrian right of way laws.


Corvallis: In honor of National Cheeseball Day,  some cheese fun with the Monty Python fellows. A bit of showers and fog before 11 a.m. today, otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 58 and a low around 42.

Central Oregon: It’s going to be warm and wet. A 30 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 56.

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