OSU Today

Friday, June 1, 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.

Blue-green algae release chemical suspected in some amphibian deformities (Science News)

There’s not enough information yet to link cyanobacteria to high rates of amphibian deformities, says ecologist Andrew Blaustein of Oregon State University in Corvallis.

OSU high-tech team monitors bird songs (KGW-TV)

Researchers at Oregon State University are using bird songs to track climate change, and they have come up with a new high-tech way to listen to those songs.

“Pomp and Circumstance” flash mob at Oregon State University (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s music department invited its musicians to perform in a ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ flash mob at Patrick Dougherty’s twig sculptures of the same name.

Focus on X-rays: No more data sacrifice (Spectroscopy Now)

Now, Oregon State University biophysicist Andy Karplus and his colleague Kay Diederichs of the University of Konstanz in Germany have now demonstrated that useful information can most certainly be extracted even from data that is five times noisier than the previously acceptable threshold.

Oregon State University Student Government Supports Gay Marriage (On Top News)

A resolution calling for the legalization of gay marriage won the approval of the Oregon State University’s student government last week.

Food Alliance launches sustainable nursery certification (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Nehls, who was a wildlife science major at Oregon State University and came to the nursery business versed in vegetation surveys and bird studies, said roughly half of the Native Grounds Nursery is wildlife habitat, the rest focused on native plants and groundcovers for the nursery’s wholesale business.

The curves have it: Two mid-valley women are among the final 10 of the Curvy Kate lingerie modelling contest (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Schmidt, who is studying pediatric nursing at Oregon State University and White, a graduate of OSU’s forestry college, took each others’ photos in early May and entered just before the entry deadline. Oregon was the only state to have two finalists.

Oregon Trains Wine Tasters (Wine & Vines)

“What we’re wanting to do is to set up, to train a large number of winemakers to utilize them for doing some sensory analysis of experimental, research wines,” said James Osborne, extension enologist with the Oregon Wine Research Institute and an assistant professor in Oregon State’s Faculty of Food Science and Technology.


NEW: Free Lunch: Today is First Friday. So don’t forget lunch is planned for you at the University Motor Pool. We’re grilling beef and vegetarian hot dogs and with potato salad and potato chips. All the food is provided by the staff and generous donors so bring a friend and drop by between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Donations accepted.

NEW! Spring Sing: Bella Voce, OSU Meistersingers, and the OSU Glee Choir. 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe. Tickets are $10 in advance at http://www.tickettomato.com/home.php and will be available at the door. OSU students admitted for free with ID card.

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.

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.

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. June 1-2. Free admission; donations accepted.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Bennys: 14th Annual Bennys, honoring the achievements of student-athletes, is June 5 at 5:30 p.m. in Gill Coliseum. $20 per person; dress is business casual. For tickets call 541-737-2370.

NEW! Beaver Store Event: The OSU Beaver Store is welcoming the community to a ceremonial groundbreaking event on June 5 from 1-2 p.m. on the ground level of the parking garage across from Reser Stadium. The event will feature remarks from OSU President Ed Ray and displays of designs and renderings for the new 50,000 sq. ft. flagship store. Refreshments served.

NEW! Moore Center Opening: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites the OSU community to the official opening of the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, honoring Charlee and Bob Moore of Bob’s Red Mill, and the announcement of its new endowed director. The reception will be held from 2:15-3:30 p.m. June 6 in the Hallie E. Ford Center.

New! Vet Event: Clients of the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital are invited to join us in celebrating the 10,000th pet to visit our Small Animal Clinic. We will have goodies, giveaways, and hospital tours. Tuesday, June 5, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Small Animal Clinic lobby, 700 SW 30th St., Corvallis. (Although we love your furry friends, please leave them at home.)

NEW! Procrastinators Unite: The Pride Center at OSU is offering end of term study tables, as well as a social area with comfy couches and chairs, plus yogurt parfaits, from 7-10 p.m. June 5-7.

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

NEW! Horticulture Spring Seminar Series: June 5, 4 p.m. Speaker: Michael Russell, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, “Management of caneberry production landscapes to provide resources for beneficial insects” ALS 4000.

News for Employees

NEW! 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.

NEW! Recreational Sports Memberships: Summer Memberships and Locker Rentals will be available for purchase starting June 4 at the Recreational Services Desk, (541) 737-3736. To see if a friend or spouse is eligible for membership, view our membership types page.

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.

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


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

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.

Printing & Mailing Services invites applications for a full-time Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0009090. Closes June 12.

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: Warm and cloudy today, with a high near 75. Rain and cooler temperatures expected for Saturday, with highs around 65 all weekend.

Central Oregon: Better go out and enjoy the weather this weekend before it goes away. Sunny, with a high near 82, low around 44. Calm wind becoming north between 7 and 10 mph.

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