OSU Today

Tuesday, May 22, 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.

Scientists aim to reduce ship strikes of whales (San Diego Union Tribune)

Scientists involved with the effort are Oregon State University, the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Which is the real company town, Salem or Corvallis? (Statesman Journal)

Economists say Corvallis can fall back on steady employment provided by the university, as well as high-paying jobs provided by several private companies.

With the advent of spring, honeybee populations begin to swell (OregonLive)

People can expect a lot of swarms in Oregon this summer, said Oregon State University honeybee researcher Ramesh Sagili,  because a lot of hives came through winter looking particularly big and strong to start 2012.

OSU hosts events for Parenting Education Week (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families is holding a variety of events this week as part of Parenting Education Week. (See also: East Oregonian)

Oregon’s war on weeds helps save agriculture & natural resources (Ag Weekly)

OSU conducted research on effective control methodology and provided red clover growers effective best management practices for control of small broomrape.

Two OSU faculty members honored (LIFE@OSU)

Peter Clark has received a prestigious fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Rich Meganck has been appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to a three-year term on the United States National Commission to UNESCO.

Surimi School: All things fish paste (KVAL)

OSU’s Seafood Lab hosted the 20th annual Surimi School, a gathering of global industry representatives and researchers that made Astoria for one week the epicenter of expertise on the globally popular, gelatinous fish protein you’ve likely had in one form or another.

Hot days, cool nights (Mail Tribune)

This is a result of the different weather, but plant scientists, including those at Oregon State University, always are working to breed plants that will adapt to local conditions.

Today

Mad About Mahler: The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Second Symphony with the OSU choir. Featuring OSU voice instructor Janet Hackett, soprano, and The Portland Opera’s Angela Neiderloh mezzo-soprano. Tuesday, May 22 at 8 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center. OSU students admission free. For tickets, information: http://cosusymphony.org

The AAUP and You: The AAUP Chapter at OSU invites all ranks of faculty, staff and students to our spring informational meeting in the Memorial Union room 206 on May 22 from noon -1:30 p.m. Join us for a conversation on where we’ve been and how our collective voice can impact issues on campus and around the state. Refreshments provided.

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.

Meet with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring a small group conversation with President Ray and faculty from 9-10:30 a.m. May 22. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking. Please access the registration form at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/ray/.

Assistant Ombuds Forum: The University Ombuds office invites you to attend a campus open forum presentation by three finalists for the Assistant Ombuds position. Candidate presentation by Richard Rigg will be held from 11-11:45 a.m. May 22 in the MU Journey Room.

Horticulture Spring Seminar Series: May 22, 4 p.m. Speaker: Morgan Curtis, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, “Aquaponics: A solution to producing sustainable nutrition in urban and water limited regions?” ALS 4000.

Corvallis Climate Change Modeling Community Spring Seminar Series: James Strittholt will present “Using fuzzy logic modeling in conducting ecological assessments – Assessing current status and future condition” on May 22, from 2-3 pm in ALS 4000.

Ecological and Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series: Christoph Thomas, assistant professor of atmospheric sciences at OSU, will be the guest lecturer for a free, public talk on “Are ecosystem carbon and water exchange in Oregon forests coupled? A report from investigations across a climate gradient.” Tuesday, May 22, 2:30–3:30 p.m., ALS 4001.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Commencement Tickets: A limited number of general seating tickets will be available to OSU students who are not participating in Commencement and to current faculty/staff. Tickets will be distributed on Tuesday, May 29, 1-4 p.m. at Reser Ticket Office in the Reser parking lot. Each student, faculty/staff will be allocated 2 tickets each. Must present valid student ID/faculty staff ID. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/events/commencement/tickets

NEW! Healthy Kids: OSU’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families will hold a series of events as part of Parenting Education Week.  Friday, May 25, noon: “Measuring and Predicting Healthy Development in Young Children,” by Megan McClelland of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. All presentations will take place at the Hallie Ford Center on campus and will be streamed live on the Web at: http://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/.

NEW! Student Fashion: The annual student-run fashion show featuring collections from juniors and seniors in OSU’s professional apparel design program will take place Friday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on campus. Presented by students in the Department of Design and Human Environment, the theme of this year’s show is “Cirque de la Mode.”

May Clearance Sale at the OSUsed Store: Come by our public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St where specially marked items will be 50 or 75% off. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases must be made during public sales. For more information, visit our website.

Nuclear Talk: Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr., who has served as a senior United States diplomat for more than 30 years, will give a free, public talk titled “Endless Crisis: North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine and Nuclear Proliferation” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Construction and Engineering Hall of LaSells Stewart Center.

Poet Reading: Sandra Alcosser, an award-winning poet whose work has been called “feisty, accomplished and mature,” will give a reading on Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library. Alcosser’s seven books of poetry include “A Fish to Feed All Hunger” and “Except by Nature;” both were selected for the National Poetry Series.

Motorcycle Visibility: Wednesday, May 23 is OSU Motorcycle Visibility Day. Motorcycles and Scooters will be parked on the MU Brick Mall all day. Information booths featured from Team Oregon, Transit and Parking Services, Summers Session and others. For individuals interested in participating, please register in advance. More information: Rick.DeBellis@oregonstate.edu.

Parenting Panel: OSU’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families will hold a series of events as part of Parenting Education Week. Wednesday, May 23, 2 p.m.: A panel discussion on parenting education in Oregon. All presentations will take place at the Hallie Ford Center on campus and will be streamed live on the Web at: http://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/.

“After The Silence: A story of inspiration for anyone whose life has been touched by the horror of domestic or interpersonal violence. Peggie Reyna (with interpreter), the social worker on whom the film is based will answer questions. Representatives will be available from Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence and OSU Counseling and Psychological Services. Wed., May 23, 109MU, 4 p.m.

Work/Life Balance: Rachel Connelly, professor in the Department of Economics at the Bodoin College, will give a lecture on “Finding Work/Life Balance in Academia” on May 23 at 7 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Pre-event reception at 6:30 p.m.; free daycare provided by OSU Kidspirit for age 3+.

Historic Awards: Historic Resource Commission will be giving awards to three OSU projects (Education Hall, Hallie Ford Center, and McAlexander Fieldhouse). The event will take place at the Benton County Historical Society in Philomath on Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m.

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.

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! OSU Anthropology Tan Sack Lecture: Shane Macfarlan will be giving a talk titled “Labor Exchange and the Social Market for Male Relationships in Dominicia” on Friday, May 25, at noon in Waldo Hall, room 201A.

NEW! Palliative Care-Transforming the Care of Serious Illness: Tamina Toray, Professor in the Psychology Division at Western Oregon University, will be giving the final Spring Medical Humanities Table Talk on Thursday, May 24 at 4 p.m. in Hovland Hall, Room 104.

Antibiotic Use in Domestic Animals: OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a seminar on “Antibiotic Use in Domestic Animals and Public Health Implications”, a discussion of topics including appropriate use of antibiotics and the role of the medical field in the development of resistance. May 24, 6 p.m., Room 102, Magruder Hall. Contact fa.abxr@gmail.com

News for Employees

NEW! Colleges Compete: Second Annual Faculty Staff Fitness “TRY” Athlon Friday, May 25, at noon. The event is a competition between the colleges at OSU. Teams consist of 18 people composed of staff and students. It is a relay event where the team with the most laps wins. Prizes will be awarded. $10 to participate. Rochelle Schwab at fsftryathlon@gmail.com for more information.

NEW! Beavers in the Family: At the May 24 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Scott Greenwood will discuss the OSU Alumni Association’s efforts to build community among alums. Triad meets this week in the Linus Pauling Science Center, room 402, 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.

NEW! Rulemaking Hearing: A rulemaking hearing will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 25, in MU Room 206 to receive public input on several proposed rule changes. Among the proposals is the annual setting of fees and charges for services during fiscal year 2012-13. Copies of the rules and the proposed changes to them are available from Beth Giddens.

Intern/scholar housing: Residential Conferences will again be offering housing for interns and scholars in the Corvallis area this summer in Dixon Lodge. Located on the corner of 11th and Jefferson, Dixon Lodge is on campus, close to downtown, and near several bus routes. Reserve by calling 541-737-9195 or email UHDS Residential Conferences.

A black cat with orange eyes? She was destined for a Beaver cheerleading costume. Read all about Pebble the cat in the latest issue of Animal Connection, a newsletter full of interesting and heartwarming stories from the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Fall 2012 CONNECT: Fall CONNECT 2012 will officially begin on Thursday, Sept. 20. As a result of this shift, move-in days will take place on Tuesday Sept. 18 and Wednesday Sept. 19. Contact Brian Stroup about move-in days. Much of campus will experience some impact including limited parking, street closures, and other delays. Event details: email Leslee.Mayers@oregonstate.edu

Classroom Communication: Elizabeth Root will address ways in which different communication styles impact interactions that occur in educational settings. Participants will be encouraged to identify practical applications regarding how to expand their repertoire in understanding and responding to different communication styles. Wednesday, May 23, 2-3 p.m. Milam 215. All welcome.

Mentoring: OSU Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program is currently recruiting students, faculty and staff who are willing to participate in this innovative and cutting edge program for the fall term of 2012. Please join us for a coffee hour from 4-5 p.m. May 23 at the Intercultural Student Services Office (A150 Kerr) to learn more. For more information, contact lauren.plaza@oregonstate.edu

Jobs

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

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.

Analyst Programmer — Information Services – Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for three full-time, Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 positions. Posting #0009054. Closes May 31.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Deschutes County 4-H program located in Redmond for Oregon State University. Posting #0009033. Closes May 31.

Administrative Program Assistant – Extension Administration invites applications for a full-time, 12-month classified Administrative Program Assistant. Posting #0008715. Closes June 3.

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.

Public Information Representative 2 – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Public Information Representative 2 position. Posting #0009046. Closes June 8.

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.

Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month Fitness Services and Education Coordinator position. We seek creative initiative with a passion for fitness. Posting  #0009071. 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.

Work/Life Coordinator – The Office of Academic Affairs invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Work/Life Coordinator position. Posting #0009070. Review of applications will begin on June 6, closes June 30.

Three open rank faculty searches in genomics and systems biology. The positions are: Nucleic Acid Sequence Bioinformatics, Posting#0009027; Systems Biology of Host-Microbe Interactions Posting #0009034; Applied Discrete Mathematics in Systems Biology #0009025. Full consideration: June 30. Closes July 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.

Weather

Corvallis: Showers today, with a high of 57 and a low of 47. Rain predicted for most of the week.

Central Oregon: Our summer weather is over, and spring is here for a while. A 20 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 56 low around 35.

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