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Monday, May 14, 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.

City-OSU collaboration takes public meeting to campus (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

The city and OSU partnered last fall to launch the collaboration effort, with the goal of addressing town-and-gown issues triggered by the university’s student enrollment growth.

Doggie Dash brings owners, pets to downtown Portland for humane society fundraiser (Oregonian)

The OHS Doggie Dash is presented by Wentworth SubaruCity and Subaru, and sponsors include Fred Meyer, Morel Ink, Oregon State University and Fred Meyer.

Wheeling to a sense of understanding (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

The event has a dual role: it raises money for programs of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and it promotes a better appreciation for people who live with physical disabilities.

NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff will present on spaceflight experience on May 17 (OregonLive)

NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff will relive his spaceflight experience during a multimedia presentation that is free and open to the public on Thursday, May 17, at Oregon State University.

Annual student fashion show is May 25 at OSU (Albany Democrat-Herald)

The annual student-run fashion show featuring collections from juniors and seniors in Oregon State University’s professional apparel design program will take place Friday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on campus.

Monsanto’s Minions in California (Truthout)

A 2002 Oregon State University study reviewed the true costs of actual laws requiring labels on genetically engineered food in other countries. According to the study, a law in the UK, like the one proposed for CA, increased food spending by only 0.01%.

Celts test pedal mettle at car contest (Keizer Times)

Jimenez intends to study mechanical engineering next year at Oregon State University.


NEW! Grad/Faculty Workshops: FREE Basic/Advanced Zotero (5/14) and Basic/Advanced EndNote (5/17) workshops at the Valley Library, part of the OSU Libraries Graduate Student and Faculty Spring Workshop series. These are the last sessions for the term so save your seat today: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Contact hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Student Plays: The 2012 Spring One-Act Festival, featuring plays written, directed and designed by OSU students, runs May 17-19 beginning at 7:30 p.m. and May 20 at 2 p.m., on the Withycombe main stage. Tickets are $8 general, $6 seniors, $5 for student/youth and $4 for OSU students. Information: 541-737-2784 or http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre

NEW! American Dream Talk: Junki Yoshida, the man behind Yoshida’s Gourmet Sauces, will detail how he created his own “American Dream” during a free, public talk beginning at noon on Thursday, May 17, at the Construction & Engineering Hall of LaSells Stewart Center. For more information call (541) 713-8044 or go to http://business.oregonstate.edu/programs/aep

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.

NEW! Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit our website

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/

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.

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.

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.

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! Medical Humanities Table Talk: Amrita Banerjee will be giving a presentation on “Reproductive Tourism” on Thursday, May 17 at 4 p.m. in Hovland Hall, Room 104.

NEW! Corvallis Climate Change Modeling Community Spring Seminar Series: David Rupp will present “Pacific Northwest climate in the 21st century: Projections from the latest generation of global and regional climate modeling” on May 15, from 2-3 pm in ALS 4000.

NEW! Historicism and Empathy: Can We Learn Something from a Forgotten Orientalist? Suzanne Marchand, professor of intellectual history at Louisiana State University, will be bringing to life the career and cultural context of the 19 century orientalist and popular novelist, Georg Ebers. Join us in the Memorial Union, Journey Room on Thursday, May 17 at 4 p.m.

NEW! Ethical Decision-making in Pediatric Care: Dr. Jackie Glover, professor of pediatrics at the Center for Bioethics/University of Colorado, will outline an ethical framework for decision-making in pediatrics, including how families and health care professionals can work together to determine the best interests for children. Join us at the LaSells Stewart Center/C&E Auditorium on Thursday on May 17 at 7 p.m.

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! Recycling Tip of the Week: Requesting Recycle Bins. Do you have enough recycle bins in your office? Requesting new or replacement bins is simple and easy using our online service request form! Whether you need new bins, temporary bins for clean-out projects, a pick-up of special recyclables or service of existing bins, our online service request form is the tool for you. Visit Campus Recycling’s blog for images of our bins and more details.

NEW! SEIU Meeting: All Classified Employees are invited to the SEIU General Member Meeting on Thursday, May 17 at noon. State Representative Sara Gelser will be the guest. Located in MU Room 213. Bring issues to discuss. Lunch provided.

NEW! Committee Service: Faculty and Classified Staff can access the online Committee Interest Form to volunteer for 2012-2013 committee service; committee preferences are due May 16. Participation is a beneficial staff development opportunity that increases department and unit visibility, and supports the development of our university. If you wish to resign from current committee membership, contact your committee chair or e-mail vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu

NEW! U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Meeting: There will be an information session for graduating seniors and graduate students interested in applying for a Fulbright grant to study, conduct research or teach English abroad during the 2013-14 academic year. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 16, from 1-2:30 in the 2nd floor conference room in Heckart Lodge.

NEW! Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP Training: The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer training on the Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP proposal system on May 16 from 2–3:30 p.m. in MU 211. Any interested faculty and/or staff are welcome, but attendance is limited to 25. Send an email to sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu in order to reserve a space.

NEW! Ecampus Summer: At the May 17 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Lisa Templeton will discuss online learning opportunities through Ecampus. 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.

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.

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/

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.

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


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 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 30 & 35 streets, 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: Sunny today, with a high near 81 and low of 49. The next in our series of tributes to bicycles reminds us to always protect our bikes.

Central Oregon: Another beautiful day in central Oregon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89, low near 40. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming north.

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