OSU Today

Wednesday, April 25, 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.

New Maps Unlock Seafloor Secrets Off Oregon Coast (Our Amazing Planet)

“We’re pulling up the window shade on the near-shore environment — not only for the science, but also for the practical side,” said Chris Goldfinger, a geologist at Oregon State University who led the work. (See also: MSNBC, LiveScience)

Knee Injuries in Women Linked to Nervous System Differences (Wired Magazine)

Research at Oregon State University suggests men and women differ in how they transmit the nerve impulses that control muscle force.

Slight Genetic Variations Can Affect How Others See You (Scientific American)

In a past study, psychologist Sarina Rodrigues Saturn of Oregon State University and her collaborators found that people who have a certain variation of the receptor gene are more empathetic than those with the alternative form of the gene.

Food program teaches ways to stretch dollar (Statesman Journal)

On Tuesday, Foulke was given the $10 shopping challenge as part of the first Salem grocery store tour organized by Marion-Polk Food Share and the Oregon State University Extension Service

Living the Dream (Powered by Orange)

For the 44-year-old Credit, it has been an interesting journey that began when he majored in music education at OSU. (Also see the review of a play featuring OSU alum Julyana Soelistyo)

Globetrotter gives life lesson (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

The Harlem Globetrotters are playing (and performing) in Corvallis on Thursday for the first time in 10 years. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Gill Coliseum at Oregon State University.


NEW! Wednesday Earth Week Events: Drive Less Connect Social occurs 12 to 4 p.m. in MU 211. “The Future of Sustainable Design” Panel will happen 2 to 3:30 p.m. in MU 206. Plastics for Poets presents “Addicted to Plastics” takes place 4 to 6 p.m. in Kelley 1001. Learn more about Earth Week.

NEW! OSU All Majors Career Fair: April 25, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Students/Alumni are encouraged to attend and meet employers, make connections, find jobs and internships at the OSU Career Fair. Students are also encouraged to bring their resumes and prepare by researching which employers are coming. For information contact Career Services: 541-737-4085.

NEW! 3-Day OSUsed Store Earth Week Sale: Celebrate OSU Earth Week with extended hours and days at the OSUsed Store. We are open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 25-27 at 12 to 4 pm each day. Get your 25% off coupon at Gazette-Times (4/23 or 4/25), our Facebook page or http://tiny.cc/ewcoupon.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

Graduate Student and Faculty Workshops: this week at the Valley Library include 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 hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

Upcoming Events

NEW! SAFE Rx Day: Bring unwanted medication, no questions asked, and help reduce suicide, drug abuse and environmental contamination. SAFE Rx day takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in the Memorial Union at OSU. Sponsored by: Oregon State Counseling and Psychological Services and OSU School of Pharmacy

NEW! OSU Faculty Piano Trio: Featuring Jessica Lambert, violin; Jason Duckles, cello; and Rachelle McCabe, piano, will perform on the Sundays at Three series on Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 333 NW 35th Street., Corvallis. Free admission.

NEW! F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture: As the 2011 Recipient of the F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Award, Stephen Giovannoni will be presenting “Ancient History: Microbial Origins and the Greening of Earth” on Monday, April 30 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. in the Austin Auditorium in OSU’S LaSells Stewart Center. For more information, contact Jill Wells, 541-737-3882.

NEW! Women in Science: Educator Sue Rosser will give a talk on careers for women in science on Monday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. Rosser’s talk is based on her book, “Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Careers for Women in Science.” A workshop will be held earlier the same day at noon, RSVPs required by emailing kmills@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! A Cappella Concert: The German a cappella ensemble Vocaldente will present a free concert at the Whiteside Theatre at 6 p.m., Monday, April 30. The event is organized by the German program at OSU.

Bring your Kids to Campus Day is April 27: Bring your Kids to Campus so they can what you do everyday. Campus activities are available for your and your kids including sea anemone lab tour, volleyball, family swim, climbing and much more. Please register in advance: http://oregonstate.edu/childcare/bring-your-kid-campus-day-2012

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.

Radical Enlightenment and the French Revolution: Jonathan Israel, professor at the Institute for Advanced Study/Princeton, will discuss the notion that ‘la philosophie’ and the Radical Enlightenment was the only ‘big’ cause of the French Revolution. Join us on Thursday, April 26, 4 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.

Sax Quartet: Music á la Carte has had a change in performers for Friday, April 27. Instead of Synergy, the OSU Sax Quartet will perform. The free concert begins at noon in the MU Lounge.

2012 Confidence Conference: The event is full of presentations, workshops, and conversations all about building confidence and learning new skills. We have everything from “Building a Better Body Image” to a Drag 101 workshop; learn skills about managing your personal finances and creating your confidence community. Friday, April 27; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Register and get more info here!

Vegan Film Screening: Vegucated is a fun documentary about a few meat and cheese loving New Yorkers who try veganism for one month. Stay after the film for the vegan resources fair and take home samples of food. Sponsored by the Student Sustainability Initiative. Free, open to the public. Film starts at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27 in Gilfillan Auditorium.

Iranian Memoir Reading: Aria Minu-Sepehr will read from “We Heard the Heavens Then,” his debut memoir of a boy in revolutionary Iran, on Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library rotunda.

Lectures and Seminars

OSU Anthropology Tan Sack Lecture: Eric T. Jones will give a talk titled “Anthropological Experiences on Wild Plant Harvesting Cultures and Management,” on Friday April 27 at noon in Waldo Hall, room 201A.

Speech Communication Colloquium: Friday, April 27, 4 p.m. Shepard 101. Trischa Goodnow will present current research titled “The Professor and Mary Ann: Students’ Expectations of University Professors’ Gender.” Results of survey research will be shared that indicate incoming university students often expect professors to fit a stereotype.

News for Employees

NEW! Equity & Inclusion Forum for Students with Disabilities:We invite all students with disabilities to participate in shaping the direction of OSU’s efforts related to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Monday, April 30, Valley Library Willamette Rooms (3rd Floor). 5 p.m. Pizza will be provided. If you cannot participate in person, you may provide comments online.

NEW! Faculty Honors: Please help complete and maintain our online list of faculty’s most prestigious national and international recognitions and honors. Include year of each election/award, as well as the URL of your college/unit’s list of honors. Send updates to jana.zvibleman@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Recreational Sports May 3 Challenge: We are hiding happiness challenges in RecSports issued towels all day. You can also pick up a challenge with a free Pro-Max bar from 6 to 8 p.m. at either entry desk in Dixon Recreation Center. Just a smile and a greeting can turn someone’s day right side up. Help us promote wellness in our community.

NEW! Ag Sci Newsletter: The Spring edition of The Source, e-newsletter of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is now available at: http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/newsletter/2012/april

NEW! LIFE Scholars: The application deadline for the 2012 Summer LIFE Scholars Program sponsored by the Center for Healthy Aging Research has been extended to May 18. Stipends of up to $2,000 are available to OSU undergraduate students for scholarly, creative research in the field of aging. Additional information is available on our website or call Anne Hatley at 541-737-4993.

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.

WIC Lunch Seminar: Help Your Students Claim Their Professional Identity: Using Stories from the Field, Marjorie Coffey and Susan Meyers will describe how literacy narratives, autobiographical accounts of successful journeys made from student-to-professional, can be used in the classroom. Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 27 – Milam 215. Complimentary lunch (pizza and beverages) included. Register now!

Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is April 27 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Spring Term 2012. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

College GameDay: Help OSU land an ESPN GameDay Commercial by voting here: http://www.gamedayvote.com/

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 uhdsresconf@oregonstate.edu

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.

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/.


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

Accountant 1, Health Sciences Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified. Posting #0008875. Closes April 26.

Accounting Technician: Auxiliaries and Activities Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified. Posting #0008919. Closes: April 29.

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.

Accounting Technician: Business and Engineering Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified. Posting #0008955. Closes: May 7.

The Department of Public Safety at OSU is seeking applicants for two Public Safety Officers. These are full time positions. Posting #0008923. Full consideration: April 25. 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

26th Street Closure: Due to work associated with the Native American Cultural Center Project, 26th St/ between Jefferson Way and the Dixon Rec Center will be temporarily closed at the Moreland Parking Lot on April 30.


Corvallis: If you have the mid-week blues, you can just blame it on the rain. Showers and a bit of wind today, with a high near 63, low of 46.

Central Oregon: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Increasing clouds, with a high near 63. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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