OSU Today

Thursday, May 31, 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.

Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to U.S. (KMTR-TV)

OSU’s Kathryn Higley is featured in this broadcast.

Pushing all our buttons: TV remotes (Seattle Times)

Alexis J. Walker, who studies the sociology of the U.S. family at Oregon State University, examined remote-control use among 36 couples in 1996 and finished up by interviewing her subjects.

OSU tuition is going up (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

The tuition increases are partially due to the decreasing share of state allocations. The Oregon University System received 16 percent less in state funds for the 2011-13 biennium compared to the last biennium, or $691 million compared to $824 million.

Smell and taste: OSU researchers unlock secrets of our senses (KVAL)

Researchers at Oregon State University have made some fundamental discoveries about how people taste, smell and detect flavor, and why they love some foods much more than others. (See also: Health Canal)

Stick sculpture grows to become a part of campus (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Artist Patrick Dougherty completed his dramatic stick art sculptures seven months ago in People’s Park, next to Oregon State University’s Gilkey Hall, and the appreciation felt by the campus community has yet to wear off.

Massive student housing complex proposed again near Corvallis (Daily Journal of Commerce)

Voters would be more likely to pass this one, Sather said, because it calls for lighter density and the city is facing a greater need for student housing.

Hatching wild ideas (South Lincoln County News)

The $7.5 million state-of-the-art facility opened in October 2005 as a joint venture between the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Oregon State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Treasurer giving McCall lecture tonight (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler will deliver the annual Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture tonight at Oregon State University.


NEW! Engineering Carnival: Come support our Engineering clubs as they raise food, money and awareness for the Linn-Benton Food Bank at the first annual Engineering Club Carnival, happening Thursday, May 31 from 2-7 p.m. in and outside the Kelley Engineering Center.

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.

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

Honors Forum: OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the remaining campus forum for Dean of the University Honors College candidate: Toni Doolen, Associate Dean of the UHC, 2-3 p.m. May 31.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! OSU Baseball: Comcast SportsNet NW will carry Oregon State’s baseball games at the Baton Rouge Regional of the NCAA Tournament. The first game is scheduled for noon, June 1 from LSU’s Alex Box Stadium and features the nationally ranked Beavers against Belmont University. Info: http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/053012aaa.html

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.


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.

Accounting Technician, Arts and Sciences Business Center, F/T, 12-month, classified position. Posting #0009117. Closes June 14.

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.

The OSU Foundation is currently recruiting for the position of Administrative Assistant for Donor Relations/Special Events in the Corvallis office. This position provides high level administrative assistance and support to the Donor Relations and Special Events team. Send cover letter and resume to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator, OSU Foundation.

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.


Corvallis: It’s the end of our May tribute to bicycles, and what better way to end with a terrific, underrated movie. Warm and muggy today, with cloudy skies and a high near 80. The rain should be making an appearance soon.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83; low around 44. South wind at 11 mph becoming northwest.

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