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Friday, April 27, 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 teams with Oregon Industry Cluster Network (Portland Business Journal)

Under terms of a recently signed memorandum of agreement, OSU will undertake research, conduct focus groups and serve as a consultant to the network.

McKenzie plan is a practical response to area’s changes (Register-Guard)

The project meets the general ecological forest management standard set by Richard Waring, a distinguished ecologist at Oregon State University, who states: “To adapt to climate change, we need to keep a mix of species and thin often to keep the basal area and leaf area below the maximum that the site can support.”

New center measures farm bill impact (Western Farm Press)

Increasing government scrutiny of farm support programs has prompted the creation of a new research center at Oregon State University.

Oregon asks to kill salmon-eating birds (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Current estimates are that about 70,000 cormorants live in the West between southern British Columbia, the Mexico border and the Continental Divide, said Dan Roby, a professor of wildlife ecology at Oregon State University who is studying the birds. (See also: Seattle Times)

Man dies after fall from roof on OSU campus (Statesman Journal)

The initial investigation found that McKinnon was not a student at OSU and had no known affiliation with the school.

Iranian Author Will Read from Memoir on Campus (Corvallis Advocate)

On Friday, April 27, at Oregon State University, Aria Minu-Sepehr will read from “We Heard the Heavens Then,” his debut memoir of a boy in revolutionary Iran.


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

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.

Sax Quartet: At Music á la Carte, the OSU Sax Quartet will perform on Friday, April 27. 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.

Webinar – TAC.FM: with Mark Dinsmore. Friday April 27, 10-10:50 a.m. This week we will be talking about the use of webinars, what it takes to get started, how to get your microphone or headset enabled, and how to share a presentation. Info: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

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

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.

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.


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: OSU’s Counseling and Psychological Services and OSU College of Pharmacy.

Fan Fest: April 28 at Reser Stadium: http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042512aaa.html


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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Oregon Humane Society Doggie Dash: Portland’s favorite annual pet event is May 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Dress yourself and your furry friend in Beaver orange and enter the photo contest to win a $50 gift certificate to the OSU Beaver Store. Register today with the code “oregonstate2012” and save $5.25 off your registration.

Woman Citizen Film Series, A Crushing Love: Chicanas, Motherhood, and Activism: Kryn Freehling-Burton (Women Studies) and Norma Cardenas (Ethnic Studies) will host a free public showing of A Crushing Love, which chronicles the lives and achievements of five Latina mothers and activists. Tuesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

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.

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.

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.

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! Horticulture Spring Seminar Series: May 1, 4 p.m. Speaker: Brooke Peterschmidt, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, “Foodscaping: Integrating edibles and ornamentals,” ALS 4000.

NEW! Corvallis Climate Change Modeling: Community Spring Seminar Series: Wendy Peterman will present “Simulating soil vulnerability to climate change and improving soil input to DGVMs” on May 1, from 2-3 pm in ALS 4000. Free, open to public.

News for Employees

NEW! OSU’s Printing and Mailing Services is Standing Up for Sustainability: In Celebration of Earth Week, Printing and Mailing Services officially became Forest Stewardship Council certified on Earth Day. Printing and Mailing takes our institution’s part in conserving the forests of the world very seriously and is committed to doing its share to preserve the world’s resources. To find out more about Green Printing, 541-737-4941 digital.printing@oregonstate.edu .

NEW! Tweetfest: OSU Superfund Research Program has initiated an Air Quality Tweetfest from April 30 – May 4 for World Asthma Day (May 1) and EPA’s “Be Air Aware” – Air Quality Awareness Week. This an opportunity for OSU to share research, stories, facts, and resources related to air quality on Twitter. We will build community and network while promoting our programs. Use the hashtag #HealthyAir. Info: Naomi Hirsch, naomi.hirsch@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship: The Research Office is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – IGERT-CIF21 program. This is a new targeted opportunity for research communities to apply for a new track in NSF’s IGERT program as a mechanism to address the training and education needs in computational and data enabled science and engineering and cyberinfrastructure research. Letter of intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/integrative-graduate-edcuation-and-research-traineeship-program-cif21. Information: Debbie Delmore debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Research Office Deadline: May 15.

Faculty leadership award: Nominations are being accepted for the Karel J. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding leadership and service within their department and/or in programs and organizations at the University. Deadline to submit nomination packets is April 30. For details visit http://people.oregonstate.edu/groups/pfla/awards/karel-murphy Contact Michelle Mahana with any questions.

Grad/Faculty Workshops: Free workshop on using the ICPSR data sets on 4/30 as part of the OSU Libraries Graduate Student and Faculty Spring Workshop series. The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research database is the world’s largest collection of digital social science data. This workshop is being recorded so the session will be held in Kidder 274. Register: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops

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.

AOP Scholarship: The OSU Association of Office Professionals will award one $500 scholarship based on achievement and potential for the 2012-13 academic year. For qualifications, go to http://oregonstate.edu/groups/aop/scholarship. Submissions due April 30 to Cindy Alexis, Arts & Sciences Business Center, 2042 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, or email to cindy.alexis@oregonstate.edu

Final Search Advocate Workshop Series for Spring Term 2012 is next week (May 1/2) – register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php

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.

AOP Spring 2012 Conference: “Spring Into Mental Wellness” May 10, 9 a.m. to noon, Willamette Room East, Library. Cost: $10 for members, $25 for non-members (includes 2012-2013 Membership Fee). Send registration to Ross Jefferys, 118 Ballard Extension Hall. Registration deadline: Monday, May 7.

Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, Round 2: The Gates Foundation has announced the second round of its Reinvent the Toilet Challenge designed to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for the 2 billion people on earth who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation. Deadline: May 10. Full description found here. Contact Martha Coleman, Martha.Coleman@oregonstate.edu

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.

The Gates Vaccine Innovation Award: The Gates Foundation invites nominations of individuals or groups of individuals who have achieved significant improvements in the prevention, control, or elimination of vaccine preventable diseases through immunization. Deadline: August 31. Full description found here. Questions: Martha Coleman, Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu.

Website for OSU/Corvallis Collaboration: The official website for the community-wide planning effort initiated by OSU and the City of Corvallis to address issues related to traffic and parking, neighborhood planning and neighborhood livability is now online: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/collaboration. The website contains general information and upcoming meetings for each of the work groups addressing the three focus areas.

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

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


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

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.

Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month Coordinator-Web and Interactive Media position. We seek creative initiative with a passion for wellness. Posting #0008971. Closes: May 9.

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

Annual Steam Shutdown: Due to annual maintenance on the campus steam distribution system, Facilities Services will need to temporarily shut down all steam services to campus from June 18-21. This will affect all hot water and heating services.

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: Rainy today with a high near 58 and low of about 44. This weekend improves, perhaps a chance to be lazy and relax? Cloudy with sun breaks all weekend, high near 67 both days.

Central Oregon: Mother nature wanted to remind us that it is not quite summer yet  by dropping rain and snow on us. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. South wind 8 to 11 mph becoming west.

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