OSU Today

Wednesday, May 16, 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.

Spring training: Avoid painful payback for overzealous return to exercise (Oregonian)

“It’s a real big deal for competitive athletes,” says Mark Hoffman, neuromechanics researcher and athletic training faculty member at Oregon State University.

How to follow a rainbow diet (Express UK)

A recent study at Oregon State University suggests chlorophyll, the chemical which makes plants green, has anti-cancer properties.

Astoria becomes surimi capital (Daily Astorian)

Jae Park, an OSU professor seen as the pre-eminent expert on surimi, founded the OSU Surimi Technology School in 1993 in Astoria. (See also: OPB)

With Oregon agriculture coming off record sales year, Hermiston may get new ag-business center (Oregonian)

Farm sales increased 17 percent even without fishing, however, and the total sales set a record either way, according to an economist with Oregon State University Extension Service.

Rabid bat found in Medford (Ashland Daily Tidings)

The bat tested positive Friday afternoon at an Oregon State University lab, but health officials did not immediately say when and where the bat was found in Medford. (See also: KVAL News)

New ARS research position in tug-of-war (Capital Press)

The remainder work out of the center’s Corvallis home, which is located on the Oregon State University campus.

Astronaut to speak at OSU about his flight (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

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


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.

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.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Michael Niederweis, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama, will present a seminar “Death by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis” on Wednesday, May 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

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

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.

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

Drive Less: Get There Another Way Week is May 14-18. OSU is one of many employers in Corvallis participating. The more trips you register the greater value prizes you can win. Register now.

Red Cross Blood Drive: The campus blood drive is taking place through 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and Friday, May 18 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the MU Ballroom. You may schedule in advance (sponsor code OSU) or call (503) 779-1266.

Upcoming Events

NEW! OSU Faculty Recital: Let’s Misbehave! Join the Director of Athletic Bands and musical theater performer for an afternoon of great Broadway and cabaret tunes. Also featuring Aubrey Peterson, Evan Smouse, and other guests. Note: Program includes mature themes and may not be suitable for children. Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. in Benton Hall Room 202. Free.

NEW! Walk for Water: All proceeds from this 5K walk will go to our counterparts in Gondar, Ethiopia to help build more wells. Ethiopian lunch, coffee, music, educational booths, and a kid’s play area. Register online at www.ethiopiawater.org The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. May 19 with lunch beginning at 10 a.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

NEW! WIC Culture of Writing Awards: In order to recognize excellence in student writing, each spring the Writing Intensive Curriculum program offers the WIC Culture of Writing Awards, with $50 matching funds to any department that wishes to offer an undergraduate writing prize. Nominations due June 1. Information and nomination forms here.

Astronaut Talk: 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 6 p.m. in Reser Auditorium in the Linus Pauling Science Center. During the presentation, Chamitoff will share a video of his most recent mission aboard space shuttle Endeavor.

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

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

Oregon Nature: “The Inescapable Nature: Three Oregon Painters” exhibit, a collection of oil and acrylic works by painters Michael Gibbons, William Shumway, and Michael Rangner, runs through May 31. Their artwork gives evidence to the inspired combination of what both the artist’s nature and Oregon’s nature can produce. Public reception: 6 p.m. May 18. Guistina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center.

Music à la Carte: Toby Oft, the principal trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra performs with OSU trumpet instructor Jay Chen. This is the final concert of the series for this school year. Friday, May 18, at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free admission.

Engineering Expo: The 13th annual Engineering Expo, featuring student projects that range from across all engineering disciplines, will be held Friday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelley Engineering Center. The senior design showcase with more than 100 student-built projects is combined with a “Robo*Palooza,” and the event is free and open to the public.

Community Service: The OSU Community Day of Service is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 at over 30 sites in Oregon and beyond. Sponsored by the OSU Alumni Association, this annual event is a day for Oregon State alumni, students, friends and family to work together to improve their communities. For more information and to register, go to www.osualum.com/service

Trek for Tuition: OSU Summer Session is hosting the second annual Trek for Tuition at 3:30 p.m. May 23 on the MU Quad. The frenzied event will feature 100 students navigating campus to answer a series of questions and puzzles in 60 minutes. (Accommodations are made for students with disabilities.) We’ll give away $3,500 in scholarships to the students who answer the most questions correctly in one hour. Visit the Trek for Tuition home page for complete details and come watch!

Student Organization Advisors and Leaders: Information sessions regarding Senate Bill 242 and reporting. Sessions scheduled at various times across campus – info available at http://oregonstate.edu/sli/studentorgs/soag

Lectures and Seminars

Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy Uncertainty: Daniel Lerch, author and publications director of the Post Carbon Institute, discusses the future challenges for local and regional planning posed by the end of cheap fossil fuels and climate change considerations. This public lecture will be held at Owen Hall 103 on Thursday, May 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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 19th century orientalist and popular novelist, Georg Ebers. Join us in the Memorial Union, Journey Room on Thursday, May 17 at 4 p.m.

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, May 17, at 7 p.m.

OSU Anthropology Tan Sack Lecture: Steven Ortiz will be giving a talk titled “Stories from the Field: Reflecting on Ethnographic Work with Wives of Professional Athletes” on Friday, May 18, at noon in Waldo Hall, room 201A.

News for Employees

NEW! Insurance Coverage: Beginning July 1, OSU must begin providing its own insurance coverage. No longer will the Oregon Department of Administrative Services take care of insuring OSU’s employees, equipment and property. Faculty and staff who may need to insure equipment or property, or who oversee activity groups of students should go to this website as a starting point: http://risk.oregonstate.edu/

CSMC Innovation webinar: Entering the workforce is a major concern for graduation students. Should you join a small company or multinational corporation? Join our panel in exploring topics relevant to selecting your career path. Thursday, May 17, noon to 1 p.m., sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry. Free Registration.

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.

Grad/Faculty Workshops: FREE 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

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.

Rec Sports Sale: Recreational Sports Half-Term Memberships sales will begin on Monday, May 14. Prices are $39 for Faculty, Staff, Associates, Special Affiliates and their Dependents; $34 for Extended Students, Student Affiliates & their Dependents. Contact the Recreational Services Desk at Dixon, (541) 737-3736.

WIC Lunch Picture This: Understanding and Creating Visuals in the Disciplines. Proposed frameworks for teaching visual literacy in the disciplines are often highly theoretical, and assume students have ready and privileged access to digital technologies. Friday, May 18, Milam 215, noon-1 p.m. Complimentary lunch included. Register now.

Sendoff Party: Please join us on Friday, May 18 between noon and 2 p.m. at the Women’s Center for a sendoff party for Stephanie Duckett. Come when you can, stop by and wish her well.

Gates Foundation: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is requesting letters of inquiry for New Biomarkers for HIV Incidence Measurement to identify novel biomarkers that can be used effectively to measure HIV incidence. Deadline: May 18. Description: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/hivaids/Pages/loi-biomarkers-hiv-incidence-measurement.aspx. Questions contact: Martha Coleman.

TIAA-CREF Counseling: If you would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Financial Counselor, he will be on campus for individual consultations on June 6 & 7. Shane can answer your questions regarding the Tax Deferred Investment and Optional Retirement Programs. To sign up, please call (800) 732-8353 or schedule Online.


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

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.

Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month Wellness Education Coordinator position. We seek creative initiative and a wellness conviction. Posting #0008997. Closes: May 24.

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

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


Corvallis: Another beautiful spring day, with a high of 76 expected. Now for a look at a movie that isn’t just about bicycles, but is one of the greatest films in world cinema.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76 and low near 40. Northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph.

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