OSU Today

Thursday, April 19, 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.

Oregon State chooses microbiology researcher as new dean of College of Agricultural Sciences (Oregonian)

Dan Arp, a microbiology researcher and professor, is the new dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences. (See also: Corvallis Gazette-Times, Capital Press, Portland Business Journal)

Oregon beekeepers: No quick fix for colony collapse (Sustainable Business Oregon)

But local bee expert Ramesh Sagili, an assistant professor in Oregon State University’s Department of Horticulture, says curing colony collapse disorder is unlikely to be so easy as removing a single pesticide from the market.

Divining the Next Stock Market Crash: New Fragility Index Measures Global Systemic Risk (JustMeans)

By identifying periods in which financial shocks could be more likely to stretch across multiple domestic markets, researchers at Oregon State University have found a way to measure the probability of global stock market declines.

Getting in on the ground floor (LIFE@OSU)

Having the chance to be part of the beginning of a new chapter in OSU history was something Carolyn Mendez-Luck couldn’t pass up.

OSU makes elite list of green colleges (Portland Tribune)

Oregon State University ranked among the top 16 colleges in the Green Honor Roll for 2012, as part of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.

Holocaust Remembrance Day (USA Today)

Photo slideshow featuring OSU’s Holocaust Memorial Week.

Forest biomass not a solution for climate change (Portland Tribune)

A team of academic researchers including Oregon State University has concluded that a major shift to using forest biomass to produce energy is unsustainable and will increase rather than decrease greenhouse gas emissions.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Upcoming Events

NEW! Confidence Conference Keynote Address with Representative Sara Gelser: The Women’s Center, in collaboration with UHDS, Unified Greek Council, and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women will be kicking off the 2012 Confidence Conference with a keynote address from Representative Sara Gelser. She will be sharing her story and lessons she’s learned on her road to the Oregon Legislator. MU Ballroom; Monday, April 23, 7:30pm. More info HERE.

NEW! Styrofoam Recycling: Personal and departmental Styrofoam blocks, sheets and packing peanuts will be accepted for free recycling next Tuesday, April 24 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the middle of the Memorial Union Quad (during the Earth Week Community Fair).  Styrofoam food trays, packaging and cups will NOT be accepted. For more information, email Andrea.Norris@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Woman Citizen Film Series, The Hours: Anita Helle, Professor of English, will host a free public showing of The Hours, a 2002 film starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, and Julianne Moore following three women of different generations whose lives are connected by Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway. Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

NEW! Kitchen Confidence: Cook like a Pro: Please join the Confidence Conference and UHDS ‘ culinary team at a free workshop on Tuesday, April 24 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. to learn, prepare, and best of all, taste a three-course Asian meal prepared with inexpensive ingredients from Cascadia market. Space is limited, so please Register HERE.

NEW! Health Professionals Career Fair: 11th annual Health Professionals Career Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at LaSells Stewart Center. Explore numerous career paths in the health care field. Information: Judith Burks, 541-737-3883, judy.burks@oregonstate.edu

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

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.

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.

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.

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! Horticulture Spring Seminar Series: April 24, 4 p.m. Speaker: Laurie McKenzie, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, “Biochar: An Ancient Practice Revived,” ALS 4000.

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! Student Engagement Data: Join Rebecca Sanderson for an informative session on “How Are We Doing? Putting the National Research on OSU’s Students to Work” from 2-4 p.m. April 25 in Milam 215. Anyone who works with students will be interested in this data on student engagement and experiences. Register at: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4898&cmd=survey

NEW! Boss of the Year: Only a few more days to turn in your nominations for the 2012 AOP Boss of the Year Award – due Tuesday, April 24. This award recognizes creative approaches and consistently superior performance as a supervisor. Award will be presented on May 15th. Email elizabeth.thomas@oregonstate.edu for the complete award nomination criteria.

Webinar – TAC.FM: with Mark Dinsmore. 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.

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.

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.

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. Email elizabeth.thomas@oregonstate.edu for the complete award nomination criteria.

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: April 23. Information: debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu.

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.

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.

Clara L. Simerville Award for International Education: Nominations are being accepted at International Student Advising and Services 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.

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.

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.


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

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: Those of you who love the rain will be happy today, because the forecast is for showers all day, with a high of 62, a low of 50.

Central Oregon: Rain likely, mainly after 11 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 61, a low around 43.

For comments or feedback about this email contact

Find the OSU Today Web site and archive online.

Submission guidelines

Copyright © 2018 Oregon State University. Disclaimer.

OSU Today is a daily e-mail news briefing provided by OSU News and Communication Services. Contact us to unsubscribe or subscribe, or visit lists.oregonstate.edu to manage your subscriptions.