OSU Today

Thursday, May 24, 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.

Authorities find gear in suspicious container found at Oregon State University (OregonLive)

Authorities called to check out a suspicious container found Tuesday night on an Oregon State University parking lot recovered $75,000 worth of property stolen from the university. (See also: KATU, KMTR)

Moral Compass Shifts As Roles Change (Psych Central)

The study from researchers at Oregon State University focused on people who have more than one role, such as an engineer who is also a manager, or an Army medic who is also a soldier.

Dynamic art gallery on display (Statesman Journal)

More than 40 Oregon artists are among the 80 contributors, including students from Oregon State University.

Two university leaders join the Oregon State Board of Higher Education (Oregonian)

Orcilia Zuniga Forbes,  an experienced higher education administrator who most recently served as vice president of university advancement at Oregon State University, will become the first of three additional members on the state board.

Where home prices are rising fastest (CNN Money)

The economic fortunes of the Corvallis area are closely tied to Oregon State University, which not only hires a lot of workers but has also spawned a handful of local businesses.

Technology in the Sky and the Sea help Marine Life (Bright Side of News)

Dr. Bruce Mate, professor of fisheries and wildlife at Oregon State University said: “We know, for example, that the West Santa Barbara Channel off California is a place where blue whales feed and it is right in the middle of shipping lanes to the Los Angeles harbor.

Prospective union discusses university issues (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

OSU’s 4-year-old chapter has 25 active members, and has been organizing several recent events with the help of OSU’s Coalition of Graduate Employees-American Federation of Teachers local and the Service Employees International Union local, who cover classified and janitorial staff.

Ambassador to Give Talk on Nuclear Proliferation on May 24 (Corvallis Advocate)

Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr., who has served as a senior United States diplomat for more than 30 years, will give a free, public talk on nuclear proliferation on Thursday, May 24, at Oregon State University.


NEW! Final Spring Plant Sale: Support the OSU horticulture club and check out the final spring plant sale, 2-5:30 p.m. May 24 and 25 in the East Greenhouse. All plants buy one, get one free. Cash or checks only.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Webinar – Teaching with PowerPoint: with Weiwei Zhang. May 24, 1 p.m.-1:50 p.m. This session covers the common misuse of PowerPoint in teaching and learning, and guides the audience to think critically of the use of PowerPoint. Please register for this webinar here.

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

Upcoming Events

NEW! ‘They Call Me Muslim’: Faiza Al-Saaidi, instructor of Women Studies, will host a free public showing of “They Call Me Muslim,” a documentary exploring the struggles of young Muslim women in France, where the veil (hijab) is outlawed, and in Iran, where it is mandated. Tuesday, May 29, at 6 p.m. in Owen 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

NEW! German Comedy: A free public screening of the 2009 German comedy “Whiskey and Vodka” will show at 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. Tues., May 29, at the Darkside Cinema in downtown Corvallis. Hollywood Reporter described the movie as having a “a whimsical Woody Allen vibe.” The event is sponsored by the German Program at OSU.

University Honors College Thesis Fair: The University Honors College invites all to their annual Thesis Fair on Friday, May 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the main floor gallery and rotunda of the Valley Library. The Thesis Fair celebrates the research accomplishments of Honors students. Refreshments will be available.

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/.

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.”

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

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! Ecological and Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series: Peter Kennedy, from Lewis & Clark College, will be the guest lecturer for the EcoEvo Seminar Series on Tuesday, May 29. Kennedy’s topic is, “A fresh look at the specificity paradigm of Alnus-associated ectomycorrhizal fungal communities.” 2:30– 3:30 p.m., ALS 4001.

NEW! Horticulture Spring Seminar Series: May 29, 4 p.m. Speaker: Joseph Rothleutner, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, “Renovating Urban Forest; Invasive, Bio-diversity and Bio-security” ALS 4000.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Paper Sale: Printing and Mailing Services is offering surplus paper at bargain prices. Choices include an assortment of colored text and cardstock – including popular Astrobrights – and pre-drilled three-hole 20# white. Visit http://printmail.oregonstate.edu/surplus-paper-sale for a complete list of paper selection and prices. Paper may be purchased using a department index or cash/card with valid OSU ID.  Questions, call 541-737-4941.

NEW! English Newsletter: The English Letter, the annual newsletter of the proposed School of Writing, Literature, and Film, is now online. Stories on Joyce Carol Oates, an interview with OSU’s Tracy Daugherty, alumni news, and much more featured.

NEW! Webinar Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series: Online Testing: How to Use Standard CMS Tools to Reduce Cheating  Tuesday, May 29, 10-11 a.m. Brian Morgan will highlight a variety of features found in most course management systems that can be effectively utilized to reduce cheating in an online testing environment. To register, visit TAC BITS page.

OSU Today Submissions: OSU Today will not publish Monday, May 28. To have items published in the Tues., May 29 edition, please send by 4 p.m. Friday, May 25. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: http://oregonstate.edu/osutoday/?p=6898

Webinar – TAC.FM with Mark Dinsmore. Friday May 25, 10-10:50 a.m. We’ll be having an open room for the last few weeks of the term. Drop on by, http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/tac Friday morning.

Rulemaking Hearing: Oregon State University will hold a rulemaking hearing at 1 p.m. Friday, May 25, regarding proposed rule changes, including setting its annual fees and charges for services during fiscal year 2012-2013, and providing free 3-hour parking permits for disabled campus visitors. For complete details, go to http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/lifeatosu/2012/rulemaking-hearing-held-may-25/

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.

Recreational Sports Memorial Weekend: All RecSports facilities will be open regular hours.There will be no Fit Pass Classes from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. Family access hours will be extended to all operating hours throughout Memorial Day Weekend. Exception: Climbing center family access remains unchanged on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, view our hours page.

Administrative Policy/Procedures Update: The Administrative Policies and Procedures manual web site at http://oregonstate.edu/fa/manuals has been upgraded to use the OSU Standard theme. The content remains the same, but the appearance was changed to comply with the OSU branding standards. The purpose of the manual is to document all of the University’s Policies and Procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.

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.


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

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

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 29.

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.

Analyst Programmer 2University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 position. Posting # 0009044. Closes June 4.

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

Kidder Hall Access: Due to repairing both the north and south entrance doors to Kidder Hall, building access will be affected and limited on north and south entrances from May 23-31.


Corvallis: Clouds and lots of rain today, with a high near 60 and low of 46. We could see some thunderstorms tonight. Here’s hoping for some sunny skies this weekend.

Central Oregon: Scattered showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11 a.m. High near 56.

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