OSU Today

Friday, May 11, 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.

More Farms Vie for the $1 Billion Spent at Farmers Markets (Business Week)

While a growing breed of consumer hungry for locally-sourced food is obviously contributing to the uptick, competition from foreign and domestic agribusiness is also encouraging more independent farmers to try direct retail, says Larry Lev, a professor in the department of agricultural and resource economics at Oregon State University.

Birth defects linked to childhood cancer: study (Reuters)

The finding “does sort of point to a global relationship to whatever is driving birth defects and what is driving childhood cancers,” said Susan Carozza, a cancer researcher at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Phenomenal women honored by Women’s Center (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Women’s Center once again honored several notable women Wednesday afternoon in the Memorial Union Lounge with the annual Women of Achievement awards and the newly created HerStory awards.

Professional group honors Mike Cloughesy as Oregon’s forester of the year (Oregonian)

At the forest resources institute, he directs programs for forest landowners and professionals. He’s also directed its outreach education and served as a professor and assistant leader of the Forestry Extension Program at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry.

May Science Pub looks at Beetlemania (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Chris Marshall, curator of the Oregon State University Arthropod Collection, will describe the natural history, ecology and evolution of beetles during the monthly Corvallis Science Pub at 6 p.m. May 14 at Old World Deli, 342 S.W. Second St.

Parenting education week – Coos and Curry Counties (Lakeside Info)

Oregon State University’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, which has taken a leadership role in parenting education in Oregon, will hold a series of events as part of Parenting Education Week


Music History: Songs to Move the Earth: A Brief History of Environmental Music, with Lorraine Anderson, 4:15 to 5:30, Friday, May 11, MU 211. Join musician-writer Lorraine Anderson on a tour of environmental songs since 1940. Watch video performances, study lyrics, hear about the historical/personal context of each song, and nominate your favorite environmental songs. Free and open to all.

This Land is Our Land: “This Land Is Our Land: The Music of Environmental and Social Change” is Friday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Corvallis High School theater. Featuring singer/songwriters Carrie Newcomer and Libby Roderick, with an opening number by Corvallis High School’s Spartacapella. Tickets at Grass Roots or http://Corvallistheaters.com

Entertainment Talk: Lions Gate Films and Sony Pictures producer Steve Moore will speak in the KBVR-TV large studio Friday, May 11, from 12:30-1:30. Moore is the creator/ executive producer of “Open Season” with Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing and Gary Sinise. Moore is a former Barometer editor.

Writing/Song Workshops: Workshop with Carrie Newcomer: “Writing Mindfully: Exploring the Sacred Ordinary for Social Change,” Friday, May 11, 1-4 p.m., MU Room 211. Songwriting workshop with Libby Roderick, “Singing for Our Lives: Songwriting for Social Change”, Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Troubadour Music, Corvallis. To register, visit the Spring Creek website.

WIC Lunch, Going Global: A Panel Discussion on Teaching International Students in Your WIC Classroom. Join Greg Friedman, Byrne Brewerton, and Michelle Rutherford (INTO OSU) in a discussion about the potential benefits and challenges that come with a classroom becoming more diverse and multicultural. Friday, May 11, Milam 215, Noon-1 p.m. Complimentary lunch included. Register now!

Director of International Graduate Admissions Open Forum: Candidate Derrick Alex will briefly share his views of the challenges facing international graduate admissions in the near future and will answer audience questions. Friday, May 11, 2–3 p.m. in the International Living and Learning Center Room 155.

OSU Anthropology Tan Sack Lecture: Clare Cady will be giving a talk titled “Not Even Ramen: College Students and Food Insecurity” on Friday, May 11, at noon in Waldo Hall, room 201A.

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 jeri.hemmer@oregonstate.edu or 737-0547.


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.

Helicopter Rides: Helicopter rides will happen May 12-13 from 9-5 as part of the Willamette Valley Classics Volleyball Tournament. $20/person for a 4-5 minute ride above Corvallis and OSU. The helicopters will be taking off and landing from the parking lot south of Truax Indoor Practice Facility.

Upbeat Café: This Saturday, May 12, bring the monthly Paths to Happiness/Upbeat Café led by OSU’s Winston McCullough. The theme this month is “Embodiment and the Brain”. The Paths to Happiness workshop starts at 2:30 p.m. The Upbeat Café starts with dinner at 7:30 p.m., following by music and dancing. Both events are at Dennis Hall, corner of 9th and Monroe.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Oregon Women Vote: A Centennial Celebration: Corvallis celebrates the centennial of woman suffrage with drama, history, and dessert, featuring actress/historian Tames Alan, OSU’s own JoAnne Trow, poet/actress Shelley Moon, and Mistress of Ceremonies Mayor Julie Manning. Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis. The event is free and open to the public.

Red Cross Blood Drive: The campus blood drive is taking place Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, May 18 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Memorial Union Ballroom. Appointments are recommended; drop-ins are also welcome. You may schedule in advance (sponsor code OSU) or call (503) 779-1266.

Our Experience, Our Stories: A multicultural panel of people who identify in the LGBTQ community will present from 4-6 p.m. May 15 in MU 208. Come hear their personal stories and ask questions to learn more of intersecting identities.

Woman Citizen Film Series: Aurora Sherman, assistant professor of psychology, will host a free public showing of Cover Girl Culture, a documentary by former fashion model Nicole Clark that explores the effects of advertising and the cult of celebrity on young women’s self-esteem and body image. Tuesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. in Owen 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

Gaym Night: Come enjoy a night of games, food, and fun with us at the Pride Center from 7-8 p.m. May 15. We will be hosting a one hour game night right before the GLEE event. Come take a study break with us, everyone is welcome.

Conflict Resolution: Join Mediators Beyond Borders and Team Liberation for the final installment of our Conflict Resolution Speaker Series with Ken Cloke. “Mediating the Chronic Sources of Social, Economic, Political, and Environmental Conflicts – How Mediators Can Help Save the Planet” Tuesday, May 15 at 4 p.m. in MU Room 206. Find out more on our blog: http://mbbosu.wordpress.com/

Lectures and Seminars

The Future of Syria: Joshua Landis, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oklahoma, will be discussing why the Syrian Revolt is so different from the others in North Africa. This event will take place in Weniger Hall, Room 151, on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m.

Calculus Talk: “Calculus in High School: Too Much of a Good Thing?” Presented by David Marius Bressoud, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics at Macalester College. Bressoud will speak on Monday, May 14, LaSells Stewart Center Ag Leaders Room. 7-7:30 p.m Reception, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Lecture.

27th Annual Lonseth lecture: “Proofs and Confirmations: The Story of the Alternating Sign Matrix Conjecture.” Presented by David Marius Bressound, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics at Macalester College. He will speak Tuesday, May 15, LaSells Stewart Center Construction Engineering Hall. 3:30-4 p.m. Awards, 4-5 p.m. Lecture.

Horticulture Spring Seminar Series: May 15, 4 p.m. Speaker: Javier Fernandez-Salvador, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, “Inputs for Organic Production and Research – What I’ve learned about fish fertilizer,” ALS 4000.

News for Employees

NEW! ‘Beyond Identifying Strengths’ Workshop (for staff/faculty): From 11-12:30 p.m., on Friday, May 18, in the MU Journey Room, the Positive Acorn team will present this workshop, which focuses on helping students take the next steps in their lives. For pre-registration and accommodations, e-mail Melissa.Yamamoto@oregonstate.edu or phone (541.737.6385) by May 14. Lunch provided.

NEW! Recruiting New CAPS Board Members: Counseling and Psychological Services is recruiting students for service on 2012-13 Student Advisory Board. Two informational meetings are available for students interested in learning about how they could get involved: Monday, May 14 from 5-6: p.m. or Tuesday, May 15 from noon to 1 p.m., CAPS Conference Room, 5th Floor of Snell Hall. Pizza provided.

NEW! Workshop on Developing Strengths (for students): From 1:30-5 p.m., on Friday, May 18, in the MU Journey Room, the Positive Acorn team will present their ‘Strengths Passport’ workshop to help you identify and develop strengths in your life. For pre-registration and accommodations, email Melissa.Yamamoto@oregonstate.edu or phone (541.737.6385) by May 14. Food provided.

NEW! OSU/Community Outreach Meeting: Collaboration Corvallis, a community planning partnership between OSU and the City of Corvallis, will be holding an open forum on issues related student enrollment growth on May 15, from 5:30-7 p.m., at the LaSells Stewart Center. Perspectives of OSU students, faculty, and staff on parking, housing, and neighborhood livability welcomed. Information: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/collaboration/

NEW! Promotion and Tenure: The VP shares his thoughts about decision-making by the University’s Promotion and Tenure Committee. See The Spin on Research.

NEW! Director of International Graduate Admissions Open Forum: Candidate Julie Walkin will briefly share her views of the challenges facing international graduate admissions in the near future and will answer audience questions. Tuesday, May 15, 3:15–4:15 p.m. at the International Living and Learning Center, Room 155.

Veterans Retraining: The Veterans Administration will accept applications for the VRAP Training Program starting May 15. OSU’s Veteran Services Advisor Gus Bedwell will be in the MU lounge from 8-5 that day to help anyone with the application and to answer questions. This program will pay for veterans ages 35-60 get a free year of training in a high demand occupation.

Director of International Graduate Admissions Open Forum: Candidate Jennifer Singer will briefly share her views of the challenges facing international graduate admissions in the near future and will answer audience questions. Monday, May 14, 2–3 p.m. at the International Living and Learning Center, Room 155.

Drive Less: Get There Another Way Week is May 14-18. OSU is one of many employers in Corvallis urging employees to try another way of getting to work, school, the store or any non-recreational trip. The more trips you register the greater value prize you can win, including gift certificates to local restaurants, sporting goods stores and music venues. You can also look for carpool partners for your regular commute or occasional trip. Register now at www.ci.corvallis.or.us/getthere


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

Accountant 1: Newport OR. Forestry and Oceanic Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified. Posting #0008978. Closes: May 11.

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

College of Forestry, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0008995. 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.

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 14.

Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month Membership Coordinator position. We seek creative initiative with a passion for wellness. Posting 0008997. Closes: May 15.

The Curry County Extension Office is accepting applications for a full-time Education Program Assistant 1. Posting 0009009. Closes May 17.

Extended Campus is accepting applications for a full time Information Technology Consultant, competency level 1. Posting #0009019. Closes May 18.

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 College of Business is seeking applicants for a F/T, 12-month position as an Assistant to the Associate Dean. Posting #0008999. 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.

The University Administrative Business Center is accepting applications for a full-time Human Resource Consultant 1. Posting #0009021. Closes May 20.

Accountant 2. F/T position in OSU’s Business Affairs/Student Accounting office. Posting #0009003. Closes May 21.

The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applicants for a full time, classified Fiscal Coordinator 2 position. Posting #0009012. Closes May 25.

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.

The University Library is accepting applications for an full-time, tenure track annual Associate Professor position. Posting #0009031. Closes June 10.

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

Jefferson Way Sidewalk: Due to landscape & soil grading work adjacent to the north sidewalk, the Jefferson Way north sidewalk, between 30th & 35th street, will be temporarily closed on May 14 for safety while soil prep work is going on.

Harrison Boulevard: NW Harrison Boulevard, between NW 30th and NW 34th Streets will have impacts on traffic through May 25. Info: 541-766-6916.


Corvallis: A bit of frost this morning, with a beautiful sunny 76 degrees expected today. Things will get even hotter this weekend, with a high of nearly 90 expected Sunday. Now, enjoy this sweet clip from our May series of tributes to bicycles.

Central Oregon: Sunny, with a high near 69 low near 34. Calm wind becoming northeast between 6 and 9 mph.

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