OSU Today

Wednesday, May 30, 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.

Corvallis Artist Honored for Paintings of Death Row Final Meal Requests (KLCC)

Green, who teaches at Oregon State University, recently won a $25,000 top art award for her work on the project.

Speedy Beavers from OSU make car racing history (KVAL)

The Global Formula Racing team at Oregon State University recently won for the third consecutive year at Michigan International Speedway, considered the national championship of Formula SAE racing – the only time this has ever happened.

Raise all Oregon universities (Oregonian)

Referring to the higher education reorganization passed by the last Legislature, Oregon State University President Ed Ray argues, “My sense would be that we ought to find out what (Senate Bill) 242 does and doesn’t enable, then figure out the overall architecture of higher education, then we can talk about institutional boards.”

‘Fred’s mother could see and put a face to everyone who’s helping out’ (KVAL)

When he heard about Oregon State University football player Fred Thompson’s death last December, it struck a chord, even though he’d met him once.

Preparing for the First Lady’s Arrival (KMTR)

Oregon State University anticipates more than 35,000 people will attend commencement this year.

Eat curry to fight infection (Belfast Telegraph)

Professor Adrian Gombart of Oregon State University said: “It’s possible that sustained consumption over time may be healthy and help protect against infection especially in the stomach and intestinal tract.” (See also: NewsMax Health)


NEW! Jazz Concert: The OSU Jazz Ensemble 1, directed by Ryan Biesack, and The Shed Masters, directed by Neal Grandstaff.  7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at LaSells Stewart Center. $10 at the door. OSU students, staff, faculty free with ID card.

Honors College Forums: OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the two remaining campus forums for Dean of the University Honors College finalists: Dan Edge, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife: 10:45-11:45 a.m. May 30; and Toni Doolen, Associate Dean of the UHC, 2-3 p.m. May 31.

Pauline Kael Bio: Noted journalist Brian Kellow will read from his newly released book, “Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark,” on Wednesday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. “Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark” is the first biography of The New Yorker’s most influential, powerful, and controversial film critic.

Reporting Race/Ethnicity: Jodi Rave, renowned Native American reporter, blogger & storyteller, will present “Reporting on Race and Ethnicity” on Wednesday, May 30, 4-6 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. Rave is the creator of Buffalo’s Fire, a news blog covering community, culture and communication in Indian Country. Sponsored by Student Media.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Joseph Heitman, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine, will present a seminar “Evolution of Sex in Fungi” on Wednesday, May 30, at 3:30 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

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 Elaine Phillips will be held from 11-11:45 a.m. May 30 in the MU213.

Host Webinars: Introduction to Hosting Webinars with Adobe Connect with Mark Dinsmore: Wednesday, May 30, 1-1:50 p.m. Learn the basics of hosting an Adobe Connect webinar at OSU. Who to contact, how to prepare, set up and conduct your first webinar. Please register for this webinar here.

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

Webinar: Clickers, Effective classroom questions with Darren Forrest . Wednesday, May 30, 9:15-10 a.m. In this webinar we will cover several pedagogical techniques for using clickers effectively. TurningPoint is the audience response system (i.e. clickers) that OSU uses. Please register for this webinar here.

Upcoming Events

NEW! MBA Info: “Creating opportunities in the new economy,” an OSU MBA Program Information Session, will be held Thursday, May 31, 6-7 p.m. at Bexell Hall 207 in the College of Business. Applications being accepted for summer/fall 2012. For more information contact: OSUMBA@bus.oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5510.

State Treasurer: State Treasurer Ted Wheeler will deliver the annual Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture on Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. in the Construction and Engineering Hall of the LaSells Stewart Center. His talk, “Investing in Oregon’s Future,” is free and open to the public. A question and answer session and public reception will follow.

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence: May 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom. Undergraduates from all disciplines will present their current and recent projects, showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches and interests at OSU. Frank Bernieri, associate professor of psychology, will receive OSU’s first Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year award.

Editorial Festival: Two national magazine editors will discuss the ins and outs of magazine writing, editing, and the creative process at an OSU-sponsored panel discussion called “The Editorial Connection: Editor-Writers on Magazine Writing and Publishing.” The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 31, at The Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison. The free public program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Edgar Allan Poe: An original stage adaptation by graduate student Adrieanne Underwood of two of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Mystery of Marie Roget” will be presented in the Lab Theatre of Withycombe Hall at 7:30 p.m. May 31, and June 1-2. Free admission; donations accepted.

Alcohol and Drug Prevention: Student Health Service’s IMPACT program welcomes community members to attend an open presentation on high risk drinking and drug prevention. The presentation will be Thursday, May 31, at 1 p.m. in MU 213.

HerStory Professor Awards: The University Honors College will be holding a reception to celebrate student nominated favorite female professors and their outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service contributions to OSU. Please plan to join us Friday, June 1 at 4 p.m. in the MU Lounge to honor these amazing women and their significant impacts on OSU. Refreshments will be provided.

Summer Music: This summer marks the return of concert events, starting June 1 with OSU’s Battle of the Bands and followed June 2 by the Flat Tail Music Festival. Both free shows are presented by MUPC and sponsored by OSU Summer Session, and will be on the MU Quad. The headlining act for Flat Tail is the hip-hop team Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Merchant Expo: Register now for the OSU Merchant Expo June 7, 9:30 – 2 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center. This event connects OSU staff with the vendors who can potentially fill procurement needs. No Cost to attend. Free lunch, free prizes and photos with Benny Beaver. Register early for a chance to win a $50 Fred Meyer gift card.

PFLA Spring Fling: The PFLA Spring Fling Luncheon and Silent Art Auction will be held Thursday, June 7, from 11:30-1 p.m. at The Vue, downtown Corvallis, 517 SW 2nd Street, $15 per person. Complimentary shuttle available. To register online for the event, please go to: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4980

Lectures and Seminars

OSU Anthropology Tan Sack Lecture: Daniel Jaffee will be giving a talk titled “Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival” on Friday, June 1, at noon in MU Journey Room.

News for Employees

NEW! COB Faculty Retirement: Please join the College of Business for a retirement celebration honoring Carol Brown and Jack Drexler on Monday, June 4 from 3-5 p.m. at Bexell 202. Information: 541-737-2219.

NEW! Webinar – TAC.FM  with Mark Dinsmore: Friday June 1, 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.

NEW! Social Media Webinar: Using Social Media in the Classroom with Kimmy Hescock. Friday June 1, 11 a.m.-noon. Social media (Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc.) permeates many aspects of our daily lives, so why not the classroom as well? This session touches on the use of social media in higher education today. Please register for this webinar here.

NEW! Webinar on Clickers: Managing Grades with Results Manager and Blackboard with Darren Forrest (TAC). Friday, June 1, 1-2 p.m. In this webinar we will cover the basics of TurningPoint session data. TurningPoint is the audience response system (i.e. clickers) that OSU uses. Please register for this webinar here.

NEW! Student Resident Promotion: University Housing and Dining Services is pleased to provide a free promotional opportunity for OSU affiliated offices, clubs or student groups again this fall. UHDS will accept posters and fliers for placement in residence halls and cooperative houses just prior to student resident arrival this fall, Sept. 3-13. To participate, please contact (541) 737-5622 or dave.warneking@oregonstate.edu

Beat the Rush: Take advantage of the early online 2012-2013 permit sales starting August 20. Enjoy the convenience of having the permit mailed to your home or office. In addition, you may pay parking citations online and submit online appeals. Log onto our website http://oregonstate.edu/dept/facilities/taps or contact us by email transitandparkingservices@oregonstate.edu

Faculty Forum: The OSU community is invited to address aspects of the Student Assessment of Teaching proposed by the Student Evaluation of Teaching Task Force. The forum will provide faculty with an opportunity to discuss Student Evaluation of Teaching. The forum will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. May 31 in Kidder 202 and webcast live at http://live.oregonstate.edu and may be viewed after a few days at http://media.oregonstate.edu

Farewell Event: Please join the School of Civil and Construction Engineering as we bid a fond farewell to Niki Schulz. Niki joined OSU in 2007, and has been a valued member of the University, College of Engineering, and the School of CCE. Please drop by Kearney Hall Atrium between 3:30 and 5 p.m. May 31.

Employee Reception: Goodbye Reception for Carla Cogburn – Carla is resigning after 12 years at OSU. Join us to wish her the best on May 31, from 2:30–4 p.m., in 228 Milne Computer Center.

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.

Ag Progress: In the newest issue of Oregon’s Agricultural Progress magazine, we take flight with new technologies that fuel jets with plant oils and track the global movement of everything from molecules to whales.


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

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.

Research Analyst 2 -The Office of Sponsored Programs invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Research Analyst 2 position. Posting #0009088. Closes June 6.

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.

The Office of Business Affairs are accepting applications for a full-time, Accountant 1 position. Posting 0009093. Closes June 12.

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.

The Office of Business Affairs is accepting applications for a full-time Accountant 1 position. Posting #0009119. Closes June 18.

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

Campus Wide: Due to annual maintenance on the campus steam distribution system, Facilities Services will need to temporarily shut down all steam services to campus from June 18-21. This will affect all hot water and heating services.

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 through May 31.


Corvallis: Partly sunny and warm today with a high near 79, and a low around 53. Calm wind.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74 and a low of 44. South wind at 9 mph becoming north.

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