OSU Today

Wednesday, April 18, 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.

OSU among 16 greenest colleges (Sustainable Business Oregon)

The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, named Oregon State University to its honor roll of the 16 most environmentally responsible colleges.

Oregon’s bees holding their own against colony collapse disorder as spring crops await prime bee time (Oregonian)

Ramesh Sagili, an Oregon State University honeybee researcher, suspects trucking bees long distances multiple times may cause physiological damage.

TED speakers talk environment issues (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Organizers of OSU’s event invited OSU alumni from Oregon, Washington and northern California and all university faculty to apply to present on topics focusing on the “Our Planet” theme.

10 Reasons to Retire in a College Town (Chicago Tribune)

For example, Corvallis, Ore., the home of Oregon State University, has a fareless bus system for all residents.

Staying in the driver’s seat (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

He joined the accessibility committee at Oregon State University, getting involved in improving travel paths around campus and reviewing building designs for wheelchair access.

OSU: Women, Men Knee Injury Causes Differ (KTVZ)

Women are more prone to knee injuries than men, and the findings of a new study reported Tuesday by Oregon State University researchers suggest this may involve more than just differences in muscular and skeletal structure

A mother’s gift (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

But Paul Kopperman, OSU history professor and chair of the Holocaust Memorial Committee, said the stories and experiences from Holocaust survivors’ children can powerfully connect people with the past


NEW! Military Industrial Complex: Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, will give a talk “The Deadly Connection – Endless War and the Ecological, Economic Crisis,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Room 125 of the Linus Pauling Science Center.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Women Weight and Body Image: As part of the “Do What You Love” campaign, Patti Watkins, Clinical Health Psychologist, will lead a walk and talk through campus. Chat about Health-At-Every-Size, a model of health and well-being that de-emphasizes weight and promotes body acceptance. Please dress comfortably. The walk begins on April 19, 2 p.m. at MU 206. More details here.

NEW! Plant Sale: The OSU Horticulture Club is holding its spring plant sale from 2-5:30 p.m. April 19 & 20. We will be having plant sales every week until the end of spring term. New plants added each week. Cash and checks accepted. The sale is at the East Greenhouse, section 12.

NEW! Steinway Piano Concert Series: Co-sponsored by Corvallis-OSU Piano International, will feature internationally acclaimed concert pianist Joyce Yang, from Korea, on Sunday April 22 at 4 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center. For tickets and information, go to http://corvallispiano.org

NEW! 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 20 at noon. Admission is free.

NEW! Hoo Haa: Enjoy free food and live music at the 10th annual Earth Day Hoo Haa Sunday, April 22, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Organic Growers Student Farm just east of Corvallis. For more information, go to the OSU Organic Growers Club website or Facebook site.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Dr. Shin-Han Shiu, Division of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, will present a seminar “Evolutionary and mechanistic studies of plant geonomic response to stress” on Thursday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. in Linus Pauling Science Center 402.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Cayuse 424 Training:  The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer training on the Cayuse 424 proposal system on April 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. in MU 211.  Any interested faculty/staff are welcome, but attendance is limited to 25. Send an e-mail to sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu in order to reserve a space.

NEW! Administrative Professionals: Administrative Professionals Day is April 25, established by the International Association of Administrative Professionals. In honor of all administrative professionals, the McKenzie Chapter of IAAP, is holding its 2012 Seminar and Luncheon on Tuesday, April 24, open to both members and the public. Nominations are also being accepted for the “Administrative Professional of the Year” Award. To register, go to 2012 Administrative Professionals Day. Contact Tracey Painter, 541-737-6794, tracey.painter@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Success at the Career Fair: Learn tips on how to make the most out of the Career Fair and to make a great first impression with employers. April 23 from 1-2 p.m. in Kidder Hall Room 274. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

NEW! Employee Award Nominations: The call for 2012 Exemplary Employee Award Nominations has been extended to May 11. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 OSU 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.

Accounting Technician: Auxiliaries and Activities Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified.  Posting #0008920. Closes: April 24.

Accounting Technician: Auxiliaries and Activities Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified.  Posting #0008919. Closes: April 24.

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, 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, 12-month, fixed term Project Manager-Business Analyst position. Posting # 0008908. Closes June 30.

Advancement Records Specialist: This position is responsible for accurately entering and maintaining a large range of corporate contact and biographical information. Go to the Foundation’s website to see minimum requirements and a full job descriptions. Apply to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator, OSU Foundation.

Graphic Designer: This position is responsible for creating a variety of printed and electronic communication materials to convey the key messages of the OSU and the Foundation. Go to the Foundation’s website to see minimum requirements and a full job descriptions. Apply to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator, OSU Foundation.

Traffic and Maintenance

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: Sometimes the rain must fall. Showers today, mainly before 11 a.m. High near 58, low of 44.

Central Oregon: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

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