OSU Today

Tuesday, May 1, 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.

Offshore Platform to Move U.S. Wave-Energy Industry from Lab to Sea (Forbes)

“This testing capability is a first for wave energy,” said Annette von Jouanne, a professor of electrical engineering at Oregon State University who came up with the idea.

Idaho Case Shows Midwife Tension With Hospitals (NPR)

Given that, remedying feuds like the one Kennedy said influenced the Goodwins’ decision-making is growing more important, said Oregon State University professor Melissa Cheyney, a medical anthropologist and certified midwife. (See also: Huffington Post, Seattle Times)

Woman takes wild spin in ‘Wheel of Fortune’ win (Statesman Journal)

The 30-year-old Oregon State University grad was having a difficult time tamping down her excitement as she was led to interviews with media outlets. (See also: Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Team Evil Geniuses Manager Anna Prosser Believes More Female Gamers Will Turn Pro (Forbes)

At Oregon State University I met Evil Geniuses team captain Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson and he introduced me to the world of professional gaming.

Rare, Once-Lost Pioneer Chinese Immigrant Docs Go Online (OPB)

Rare, once-lost historic records about pioneer Chinese immigrants to the Northwest have found a new life online. The digital archive is hosted by Oregon State University.

Events drive mid-valley tourism (Mid-Valley Inbusiness)

Kavinda Arthenayake, director of conference services at OSU, has been at his job since July 2003 and has been working to improve conference abilities on campus. Arthenayake has grown conferences from two a year to 60 to 70 conferences a year.

Open auditions set for Bard in the Quad 2012 (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Open auditions are scheduled for May 6 and 7 for Oregon State University’s “Bard in the Quad” summer production of William Shakespeare’s ultimate “battle of the sexes” comedy, “The Taming of the Shrew.”


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.

The Changing Nature of Life: Aging, Illness and Disability: Educator and storyteller, Jane Barton, will discuss the many challenging and transformational changes of life and our varied responses to these changes. Her seminar will be held on May 1 in the LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Retirement Counseling: If you would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Financial Counselor, he will be on campus May 1-3. Shane can answer your questions regarding the Tax Deferred Investment and Optional Retirement Programs with TIAA-CREF. To sign up, call (800) 732-8353 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. or schedule online, One on One Counseling & Seminars.

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

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.

Orange Rewards: Join the Orange Rewards program and your OSU ID card will give you a 10 percent discount at all 30 campus restaurants, coffee shops and markets. From April 30 to May 13, the one-time minimum deposit will be reduced from $100 to $25. Future deposits into your Orange Rewards account must be at least $25.

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

Upcoming Events

NEW! Stress, Aging, and Mortality: The Medical Humanities “Table Talk” series continues with Carolyn Aldwin, professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences and Director of the Gerontology Program. She will discuss how psychosocial factors and stress affect health, especially in later life. Join us on Thursday, May 3, 4 p.m. in Hovland Hall, Room 104.

NEW! Spies, Mad Men, and Propaganda: For over two decades, the CIA worked secretly with the best “mad men” in American advertising creating a propaganda campaign that fueled a climate of fear and suspicion at home and mobilized a distrust of government itself that would have long-lasting implications for American society.  Join us on Thursday, May 3, 4 p.m. in the MU La Raza Room.

Graphic Design Talk: Graphic designer and educator Thomas Ockerse will be speaking as part of the Visiting Artist and Scholars Lecture series on Thursday, May 3 at the LaSells Stewart Center. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.

2012 Joint Service Review: OSU’s Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC and Navy ROTC units will be conducting their annual Joint Service Review in the Memorial Union Quad, Friday, May 4, from 10-11 a.m. Keynote speaker will be Major General Roger A. Binder, OSU and AFROTC alumnus. For more information, please contact megan.ferris@oregonstate.edu.

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.

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Beth Sullivan, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, will present a seminar “Epigenomic Mechanisms of Human Centromere Assembly and Genome Stability” on Wednesday, May 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

NEW! OSU Anthropology Tan Sack Lecture: Lisa Price will be giving a talk titled “The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Women and Orphan Children’s Food and Livelihood in Rural Africa,” on Friday May 4 at noon in Waldo Hall, room 201A.

News for Employees

NEW! Pre-Retirement Workshop: May 4 from 3-5 p.m., Memorial Union room 213, OSU faculty and staff who plan to retire within the next few years are encouraged to participate in this workshop. The workshop, facilitated by Clara Pratt, will be an engaging exploration of the physical, psychological, and social aspects of retirement. The event is sponsored by the OSU Retirement Association.

NEW! Merchant Expo: Register now for the OSU Merchant Expo June 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center. This fun event connects OSU staff with the vendors who can potentially fill procurement needs. Free lunch, prizes and photos with Benny Beaver! Register early for a chance to win a $50 Fred Mayer gift card: http://pacs.oregonstate.edu/merchantexpo

NEW! Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program: Wed., May 9, noon–1 p.m. in Furman 101. Pizza lunch workshop featuring Patti Watkins speaking on “Fat Studies: Teaching About Weights as a Social Justice Issue.” Reservations by noon Friday, May 4 at: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4952

NEW! Freak Lab Accidents: The media is peeking through your lab windows? See The Spin on Research: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/researchupdate/2012/04/30/freak-lab-mishaps

Digital Music: At the May 3 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Kevin Patton, OSU Music Department, will present his work in experimental music and multi-media theater. 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.

Host Students: The OSU Homestay Program is looking for community members to host students from Bunkyo University for a weekend homestay program May 4-6 and/or May 18-20. If you are interested in giving an international student an American cultural weekend, please fill out a Homestay Program Host application at http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/homestay. Email homestay@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store. The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings; personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, visit our website.

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

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. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/integrative-graduate-edcuation-and-research-traineeship-program-cif21. Information: Debbie Delmore debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: May 15.

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.


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

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.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst – Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency level 3 position. Posting #0008968. Closes May 18.

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

NEW! Harrison Boulevard: The City of Corvallis Public Works Department will replace aging parts of the storm water system on NW Harrison Boulevard, between NW 30th and NW 34th Streets. This project will have occasional and temporary impacts on traffic between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 1 through May 25. Info: 541-766-6916.

NEW! Cordley Hall: On May 5, all electrical services to the southeast corner of Cordley Hall will be temporarily shut down.

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.


Corvallis: Mostly cloudy today with a few sprinkles, high temperature near 56 and a low of 41.

Central Oregon: Another sunny day but might be windy. Mostly sunny, with a high near 54 low around 27. West wind between 8 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

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