Value Added: He didn’t let the recession paint him into a corner (Washington Post)
After he was laid off in 2009, “there was nothing happening in home building for me,” said the Oregon native, who studied civil engineering at Oregon State University and construction management at Penn State. With savings and borrowed money from a bank, in August 2010 he bought rights to three franchise territories in Northern Virginia.
Future of ecological forestry is here (Mail Tribune)
Johnson, his counterpart at Oregon State University, agreed. “You have to use your imagination to apply it — this is not a cookie-cutter approach,” Johnson said.
Alyssa Razmus, a competition judge and an Oregon State University student, volunteers as assistant speech and debate coach at Silverton High because she wants to keep such programs alive.
Beekeepers work through colony collapse disorder (McMinnville News-Register)
NEW! Monday’s Earth Week events: Electric Vehicle Tour of Campus Sustainability departs from People’s Park at 11, 11:30, noon and 12:30 p.m. Ditch the Disposables Double Discount @ e.Cafe takes place 1 to 3 p.m. Discussion: What’s the Worst That Could Happen? with speaker Greg Craven is at 5 to 6 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium. Learn more about Earth Week.
NEW! Webinar – Using Social Media in the Classroom: Monday, April 23, 2012 3-3:50 p.m. Social media permeates many aspects of our daily lives, so why not the classroom as well? Register at: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
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 Legislature. MU Ballroom; Monday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. More info HERE.
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.
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.
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.
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! Sexy, Confident Communication: The Confidence Conference workshop will feature SHAG for a conversation and workshop aimed at increasing confidence in using communication techniques by learning new communication techniques on how to talk to partners about boundaries, desires, needs, etc. Thursday, April 26; 5-6:30 p.m.; Pride Center. More info HERE.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 5-6:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Outreach Meetings: Work groups addressing issues related to parking/traffic, neighborhood livability and planning will host an outreach meeting on April 24 as part of the ongoing efforts of the Corvallis-OSU Collaboration Project. The meetings will be held at the Corvallis Senior Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Written comments or requests for information can be submitted by contacting Eric Adams at email@example.com
Lectures and Seminars
NEW! Corvallis Climate Change Modeling Community Spring Seminar Series: Andreas Schmittner will present “Global Earth System Modeling with a focus on long (centennial to millennial) time scales” on April 24, from 2-3 pm in ALS 4000.
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! Recycling Tip of the Week: Glass. There are two types of glass items that are recyclable at OSU: bottles and jars. Any color is accepted, but heat-treated glass is not (Pyrex, lab glass, etc.). Metal lids should be detached and containers emptied and clean to prevent mold/pests and contamination of other recyclables. Place in bins labeled for bottles and cans. See the full details and images on Campus Recycling’s blog or online recycle guide.
NEW! Pacific Region Compost Facility Tour: See the facility where yard debris & food waste from OSU & Corvallis are composted, including the various steps of the process, equipment used & how it all works. The tour will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Register by April 25: http://tiny.cc/prctour2012. Learn more about Earth Week.
NEW! New Instructors: Technology Across the Curriculum invites new instructors to drop in for lunch and information-sharing on resources that are available to support teaching excellence and the technologies that can enable it. RSVP required, but come drop by MU 109B anytime between noon and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. RSVP required by noon on Monday 4/23 to Lynn.Greenough@oregonstate.edu
NEW! Rural Sustainability: At the April 26 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Hannah Gosnell will discuss her research on natural resources and rural communities. 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 to reserve a lunch.
NEW! Housing for Interns/Scholars: Need housing during the academic year for a conference, intern or visiting scholar? UHDS Residential Conferences is happy to once again offer housing during the academic year starting Sept. 2012 in Finley Hall. Rates for conference groups and scholars and interns can be found at www.oregonstate.edu/uhds/conference-housing. Reserve: 737-9195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! Diversity Workshop: Pre-registration for a workshop on community building is now available. This workshop on “Welcoming Diversity, Valuing the Differences Among Us” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 14 in MU 206. Participants will go through a series of interactive exercises and conversations to identify and understand the impact of oppression and oppressive behavior.
NEW! Graduate Student and Faculty Workshops: this week at the Valley Library include Web of Science (4/24), IRB Submissions (4/25) and Basic EndNote (4/25). Save your seat and check out the full workshop offerings at: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Contact email@example.com
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/.
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 15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for the complete award nomination criteria.
Financial Consultations: Fidelity Representative will be on campus April 25, May 15, and June 5 for One-on-One Financial consultations. To register, please visit www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or call 800.642.7131
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.
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.
OSU Award for Outstanding Service to Persons with Disabilities: The Commission on the Status of Individuals with Disabilities is accepting nominations for the 2012 award which recognizes individuals who advocate the inclusion, accommodation, and respect of persons with disabilities and who promote their participation on campus. Deadline: May 15. Review the award criteria and submit nomination information to Paula Dungjen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 737-0547.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
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.
The Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program at OSU invites applications for a part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month, Academic 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.
University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a Food Service Worker 3 position. Posting # 0008945. Closes May 2.
Extension Administration invites applications for a full-time, 12-month classified Administrative Program Assistant. Posting #0008715. This is an internal search and is open to current, regular status OSU employees only. Closes May 4.
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.
College of Business is recruiting for a full-time Finance instructor to teach 2012/2013 academic year. Posting # 0007284. Closes June 15.
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.
Corvallis: After a beautiful weekend, it may be difficult to get back to work, but try to get outside and enjoy some sun today. Highs around 80 expected, but heavy rain could roll in by mid-week.
Central Oregon: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.