OSU Today

Thursday, May 3, 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 Pumps Cash Into Oregon During Recession (OPB News)

Clatsop County residents might see a lot of University of Oregon merchandise around town, but Oregon State University is the one truly “on the ground” in Clatsop County.

Western streams not warming along with the climate (Portland Tribune)

“Individually, you can find streams that seem to be getting warmer and others that are getting cooler,” says Ivan Arismendi, Oregon State University researcher and lead author on the study. (See also: Corvallis Gazette-Times, KEZI-TV)

Humongous fleas gorged on dinosaurs (Christian Science Monitor)

“These were insects much larger than modern fleas and from the size of their proboscis we can tell they would have been mean,” said George Poinar, Jr., a professor emeritus of zoology at Oregon State University, who wrote a commentary on the discovery in the same issue of the journal. (See also: Albany Democrat-Herald, Sci-News)

Prey ‘Buffets’ Help Fuel Healthy Ocean Ecosystems (Our Amazing Planet)

Patchiness is not only ubiquitous in marine systems, it ultimately dictates the behavior of many animals and their relationships to the environment,” Kelly Benoit-Bird, an Oregon State University oceanographer, said in a statement. (See also: MSNBC)

Provost’s Literary Prize winners announced (LIFE@OSU)

Provost Randhawa, together with a committee chaired by Keith Scribner, has selected the recipients of the 2012 Provost’s Literary Prize.

It’s Wrong to Wreck the World (Radio Ecoshock Show)

From Oregon State University, Kathleen Dean Moore delivers an artful talk about our attack on Nature, and hope of reviving love instead.


NEW! OSU Faculty Voice Recital: Featuring Janet Hackett, soprano; Megan Sand, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Larson, tenor; Richard Poppino, baritone; Elizabeth Atchley, pianist; with Katie Hadley, oboe. Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd. Admission is $15 at the door. OSU students free with ID.

NEW! Webinar: Using Social Media in the Classroom with Kimmy Hescock: Thursday, May 3, 2-2:50 p.m. This session touches on the use of social media in higher education today and offers some ideas of how you might utilize it with your students in your own classes. Learn more at: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars

NEW! Plant Sale: 2-5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, cash and checks accepted only. At the east Greenhouse. Variety of plants by OSU Horticulture Club offered.

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 multimedia 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.

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, especiallyin later life. Join us on Thursday, May 3, 4 p.m. in Hovland Hall, Room 104.

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.

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! Music à la Carte: OSU’s Clarinet Mafia and the Double Reed Ensemble perform in the Giustina Gallery at LaSells Stewart Center on Friday, May 4 at noon. Admission is free.

NEW! Music for 18 Musicians: The Between the Cracks Series, CLA and The Arts Center present: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich conducted by Bob Brudvig at 7 p.m. Sat., May 5. Featuring Sonic Possibilities Ensemble with OSU students. 101 Benton Hall, room 202. Students free with ID. Art Center Members $5. All others: $10 at the door.

NEW! Moms Weekend: Entertainment, athletic events, food and other activities are on tap this May 4-6 for the annual Moms Weekend celebration which features literally dozens of events, including tours of campus facilities, Pac-12 Conference baseball and softball games, workshops, booths, films and other entertainment. Info: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/momsweekend

NEW! Pet Day: This Saturday, May 5, the College of Veterinary Medicine hosts its annual Pet Day on campus. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Macgruder Hall, the college will open its doors to two- and four-legged visitors for tours, demonstrations, exhibits and socialization.

NEW! Lu’au: Hui-O-Hawaii with the Polynesian Cultural Club hosts its 57th annual Lu’au at Gill Coliseum. Saturday, May 5, 5 p.m. and includes dinner, a show and a concert. Advance tickets are priced at $25 for all three; or $20 for just the show and concert; they are available in advance this week on the brick mall adjacent to the Memorial Union quad from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NEW! LGBTQ Alumni: OSU’s LGBTQ Alumni Group will hold its first event at 7 p.m. Sun., May 6, at LaSells Stewart Center’s C&E Auditorium. The group’s inaugural event will be a free screening of the 2011 film “Judas Kiss.” A Q&A session with the film’s producer Carlos Pedraza will follow.

NEW! Pride Week Film Screening: Director Dan Merchant is joining us during Pride Week to screen his film “Lord Save Us From Your Followers.” This film discusses many topics and how people feel about Christianity. 7-9:30 p.m. May 8, in MU 208. Free.

NEW! Woman Citizen Film Series: “Triangle Fire: The Tragedy that Forever Changed Labor and Industry.” Anita Guerrini, Professor of History, will host a free showing of Triangle Fire, which explores the fire that killed 148 young working women in 1911 and the subsequent activism that changed government’s role in shaping working conditions in the U.S. Tuesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

NEW! Celebrating OSU Authors: May 8, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., The Valley Library Rotunda, main floor. OSU faculty members publish, on average, over 40 books each year. A special reception with readings by authors from various colleges will present their work at this year’s event.

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.

International Spring Festival: ISOSU is hosting the annual Spring Festival. Come taste international cuisine, engage in cultural booths, live entertainment by students and professional, and more! Free event open to all. Sunday, May 6 in the MU Quad from noon to 4 p.m.

Shakespeare Auditions: Open auditions will be held for OSU’s Bard in the Quad production of “The Taming of the Shrew. The auditions will be held in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 6 and 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 7. Tryouts open to all. For additional information, call 541-737-2853 or George Caldwell, 541-737-4627.

Debate: The Socratic Club at Oregon State University will sponsor a debate on the topic, “Is Christianity anti-Science?” on Monday, May 7, in LaSells Stewart Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m.

International Reporting: Monday, May 7, 4–6:30 p.m. in Memorial Union 213, Kevin Drew, editor & correspondent for The New York Times Hong Kong Bureau, will be speaking on the topic of “International Reporting: A View from Hong Kong.”

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! Horticulture Spring Seminar Series: May 8, 4 p.m. Speaker: Kristin Pool, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, “Small Grain Production: A Generation of Lost Knowledge,” ALS 4000.

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

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.

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

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 paula.dungjen@oregonstate.edu.

The Oregon Community Foundation Community Grants program: The Research Office is requesting letters of intent for the OCF – Community Grants program. The program is seeking proposals that engage communities in addressing local issues. Letter of intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/community-grants. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Research Office deadline: May 24.

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


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

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.

University Housing & Dining Services is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Specialist. Posting #0008983. Closes May 11.

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.

Student Leadership & Involvement is seeking applicants for a Cultural Programs Coordinator position in the Student Events and Activities Center, full-time, posting #0008974. 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

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.

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: In honor of the employee at Community Network who mentioned that everyday he hopes it will be sunny, but turns out to be cloudy and rainy feels like someone is pulling a prank: showers today, high of 56, and low near 42.

Central Oregon: Another spring rain is here to help the flowers grow. Rain. High near 52 low near 29. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

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