OSU Today

Thursday, May 17, 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.

Rise of the coyote: The new top dog (Nature)

“Invading a landscape emptied of wolves may trigger a whole new pathway in terms of the coyote’s evolution,” says Bill Ripple, an ecologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

OSU president tours region (The Observer)

Oregon State University may be almost 350 miles from Union County, but this is not preventing it from helping to fuel the Grande Ronde Valley’s economic engine. (See also: East Oregonian)

Washington and Oregon struggle over blueberry research job (Oregonian)

The center’s research director, Bob Martin, said the scientist would be better off in the campus environment at Oregon State University. (See also: KVAL, Seattle Times)

Collaboration work groups look to university at third outreach meeting (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

He joined 28 other students, OSU employees and community members who shared their views on the major issues between the permanent residents of Corvallis and city officials and OSU: parking and transportation, neighborhood planning and livability.

Parenting Education Week May 20-26 casts spotlight on effective parenting (OregonLive)

“Parenting skills are learned, and always have been,” said Denise Rennekamp, parenting education program coordinator for the Hallie Ford Center.

Head East: Why Bend could be Oregon’s next college town (The Source Weekly)

The charismatic dean who likes to ski, hike, fly fish and play golf spent two decades at OSU as a professor and a top administrator in Corvallis before she threw her hat in the ring to lead Oregon State University’s fledgling university project in Bend.

Study: Western Streams Resist Influence of a Warming Climate (Climate Watch)

Researchers from Oregon State University report in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that small streams in the western United States have not heated up in response to the region’s warming air temperatures.

Brown House to benefit from day of service (Stayton Mail)

An Oregon State University Alumni Day of Service is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Charles and Martha Brown House at 425 N. First Ave., Stayton.

One of Japan’s top 100 businessmen visits OSU (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Junki Yoshida, the chairman and CEO of Portland-based Yoshida Group, will detail how he rose from his modest beginnings to own 18 successful companies during a talk beginning at noon Thursday at Oregon State University.


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.

American Dream: 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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive: The campus blood drive is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 17, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 18, at the MU Ballroom. Schedule in advance (sponsor code OSU).

Upcoming Events

NEW! Parenting and Policy: Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families will hold a series of events as part of Parenting Education Week. Monday, May 21, 3 p.m.: “Making the Link Between Parenting and Policy: Understanding the Impact of Parenting on Early Childhood Outcomes,” a presentation by Washington, D.C.-based Zero to Three, held at the Hallie Ford Center on campus and will be streamed live on the Web at: http://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/.

NEW! Woman Citizen Film Series: Jim Foster, professor of political science, will host a free public showing of “The Color Purple,” the powerful film based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about black women’s lives in the rural American South. Tuesday, May 22, at 6 p.m. in Owen 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

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.

LIFE Scholars: The application deadline for the 2012 Summer LIFE Scholars Program sponsored by the Center for Healthy Aging Research has been extended to May 18. Stipends of up to $2,000 are available to OSU undergraduate students for scholarly, creative research in the field of aging. Additional information is available on our website or call Anne Hatley at 541-737-4993.

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 alumni, students, friends and family to work together to improve their communities. For more information and to register, go to www.osualum.com/service

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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/

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: Partly sunny with a high around 70, and a low of 38 tonight.

Central Oregon: Looks like starting to cool off a little. Partly sunny, with a high near 65 low near 28. Southwest wind 5 to 14 mph becoming north.

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