OSU Today

Friday, April 20, 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 Planning Full 4-Year Facility At Bend Location (OPB)

Administrators at Oregon State University say they’re planning to turn the school’s Cascades campus into a full-fledged 4 year facility within the next three years. (See also: KTVZ)

Red! No, Blue! No, Light Blue! (Slate)

Marilyn Read, an associate professor of design and human environment at Oregon State University, agrees that children’s self-declared favorite hues are socially constructed.

Earth Day 2012: The Best and Worst Pronouncements (Scientific American)

Students at 284 universities in 48 countries have been competing to engage the most fellow students in as many “acts of green” as possible.

Knee injuries in women linked to motion, nervous system differences (Statesman Journal)

Scientists at Oregon State University found that men control nerve impulses similar to individuals trained for explosive muscle usage – like those of a sprinter – while the nerve impulses of women are more similar to those of an endurance-trained athlete, like a distance runner.


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.

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.

Plant Sale: The OSU Horticulture Club is holding its spring plant sale from 2-5:30 p.m. April 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.

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.

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.


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.


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

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Pauling Peace Lecture: Activist David Cobb will give the 2011 Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Austin Auditorium of LaSells Stewart Center. The title of the free talk is “Corporate Personhood: The Legal Doctrine that Perverts the Promise of Democracy.”

NEW! Native Plant Sale: The OSU Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences Relay for Life Team will be selling native plants from SevenOaks Native Nursery. Look for us at the annual Earth Week Community Fair on Tuesday, April 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the OSU MU Quad.

NEW! Panel Discussion on Women in Research/Policy: Sponsored by Women in Science and Women in Policy, the discussion on “Breaking down the wall: communication at the interface of environmental policy and science” will feature Susan Allen, Dr. Nicole Duplaix, Dr. Lisa Ganio, and Sarah Higginbotham. April 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. in MU 109. Light reception to follow event.

NEW! Dance with Confidence: Join Jessica Armstrong, Women’s Center Staff Member and bellydancing instructor, to learn some basic movements and how you can use this dance form into your confidence repertoire. Wednesday, April 25; 4-6 p.m.; Women’s Center. More info HERE.

Confidence Conference Keynote Address: 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.

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.

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.

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.

Health Professionals Career Fair: The Health Professions Career Fair will connect students with representatives of nearly 50 health professions schools from across the country. The fair will be held on Tuesday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center. Contact: 737-4811 or science@oregonstate.edu.

Lectures and Seminars

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

News for Employees

NEW! Blackboard Webinar: Technology Across the Curriculum invites instructors and TA’s to attend a free webinar on Monday, April 23, 10-11 a.m.: “Tips and Tricks for Utilizing Video and Media in your Course.” Register and find out more on the TAC home page. Questions: Jon Dorbolo or Lynn Greenough.

NEW! The Baccalaureate Core Committee invites comment from all faculty on the plan to pilot usage of the electronic Student Evaluation of Teaching as part of data-collection for Category Review and Baccalaureate Core assessment. The pilot will apply to all Spring 2012 sections of all Synthesis courses. The comments box and an outline of the plan are at: http://oregonstate.edu/senate/.

Job Search Strategies in a Challenging Economy: Marian Moore will present on strategies to use in searching for a job. She will present on April 23 from 11 a.m.–noon in Kidder Hall Room 274. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Creating a Stand-Out Resume: Doug Rice will present strategies to make your resume stand out from other applicants. He will present on April 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in Kidder Hall Room 274. Free pizza served. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

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.

How to Ace Your Interview: Adry Clark will present on how to prepare for your interview and how to make a great impression. She will present on April 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in Kidder Hall Room 274. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Resume Mania: Bring your resume to have it reviewed in a speed resume format on an individual basis in a fun and exciting environment with Employers and Career Services Staff. April 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. located in B008 Kerr Administration Building. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

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.

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. 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.

Clara L. Simerville Award for International Education: Nominations are being accepted at International Student Advising and Services until 5 p.m. April 25. The purpose of this award is to recognize an OSU undergraduate student who has made innovative or creative contributions to international understanding. Click here to access more information.

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 here.

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. To register, go to 2012 Administrative Professionals Day. Contact Tracey Painter , 737-6794.

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 Hammer  at 737-0547.


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.

The Malheur County Extension Office in Ontario, Ore. are accepting applications for a part-time Program Representative 2. Posting #0008939. Closes April 24.

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.

University Housing & Dining Services is seeking applicants for a Residential Conferences and Building Services Coordinator, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position.  Posting #0008944. Closes May 2.

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.

The University Library is accepting applications for a full-time Library Technician 1. Posting #0008956. Closes May 10.

The Office of Admissions invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed term Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment. Posting #0008844. Closes May 13.

The Academic Success Center is hiring ALS course instructors for four sessions of the summer bridge programs. Complete position descriptions, session dates and application instructions are at http://success.oregonstate.edu/employment-opportunities. Closes May 18.

Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society is hiring two Research Associate Post Doc positions in tree floral biology/biotechnology and outreach. Posting #0008912 & #0008910. Full consideration: May 14. Closes June 4.

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: Today a bit of clouds and rain expected with a high near 66. Good news is that the weekend is supposed to be sunny with highs in the 70s so don’t stay inside all day!

Central Oregon: Hooray: warm and sunny great way to start a weekend. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind between 8 and 13 mph.

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