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Monday, June 4, 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.

Oregon’s new education chief: ‘Poor for now’ won’t be a problem for Rudy Crew (Oregonian)

Today, “there is a kind of exhilaration here,” says Ed Ray, president of Oregon State University, one of several leaders who helped screen Crew for the post. “It’s pretty exciting that we’re not just tagging along and being woeful. … No other state is trying to do what we’re doing.”

A lesson in doing things ‘the Oregon way’ (Statesman Journal)

In an insightful and inspiring speech at Oregon State University last week, Wheeler talked of what it meant to be an Oregonian, to do things “the Oregon way.”

Moore Family Center grand opening set for June 6 (The Lund Report)

The Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, a new research center at Oregon State University focused on healthy eating and whole foods, will celebrate its official opening on Wednesday, June 6.

OSU-discovered compound could keep buildings cool (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a chemical compound, a “cool blue” pigment that has notable heat reflecting properties that could lead to new approaches to saving energy in buildings.

Some species of butterflies likely to be less adaptable to climate change (Portland Tribune)

“We’re already expecting localized extinctions of about one third of butterfly species, so we need to understand how climate change will affect those that survive,” said Javier Illan, with OSU’s Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society.

Board of Higher Education approves 3.4% tuition hike (Portland Business Journal)

Tuition at Oregon’s seven public universities now averages $6,570 per year for undergraduates. (See also: Oregonian)

Big Changes in College Health Plans (Wall Street Journal)

Oregon State University currently arranges a plan for students but doesn’t require them to carry coverage. Last year, when the plan covered up to $50,000 in benefits, it cost $2,421 for 12 months, a figure that the school expects to rise.

Developers unveil student housing plan for Sather property (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

The 33-acre parcel, which wraps around the OSU Foundation property to the north of Western Boulevard and west of 35th Street, is just outside the city limits. (See also: KTVZ)

Singing In The Rain: Technology Improves Monitoring Of Bird Sounds (NSF’s Science 360)

Researchers have created a computer technology that can listen to multiple bird sounds at one time to identify which species are present and how they may be changing as a result of habitat loss or climate change.

Does this smell tasty? OSU research says your nose knows (Portland Tribune)

“Vanilla has no taste at all,” says Juyun Lim, an OSU assistant professor of food science and technology.


NEW! Forestry Dean Forums: The OSU community is invited to attend the campus forums for finalists for the Cheryl Ramberg & Allyn C. Ford Deanship of Forestry, held 10:45 a.m. to noon at Richardson Hall 107, as follows: Steve Kelley, North Carolina State University, June 4; Barry Goldfarb, North Carolina State University, June 6; and Thomas Maness, OSU, June 11. Campus forums will be recorded and posted online June 12.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Spring Chorale: University Chorale will hold its spring concert at noon Thursday, June 7, in the Kelley Engineering Center Atrium. The group is a mixed chorus of students, faculty, staff and community members. Selections for the spring concert focus on issues of war and peace. Free admission.

NEW! CL@SE Forum: All are invited to an open forum about the new OSU Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE) on Wednesday, June 13, 3:30-5 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. Meet the Center’s leadership, learn about CL@SE, upcoming events, and discuss how you can engage with CL@SE.

NEW! Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store. The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings; personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, visit our website.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

Lectures and Seminars

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! Recycling Tip of the Week: Composting at OSU. Did you know that Campus Recycling can help you compost in your department? Options include using compost drop points or receiving and maintaining a worm bin. You can also compost by choosing to dine at an OSU restaurant that composts, or bringing your compost to a drop point on campus. Learn more on Campus Recycling’s blog.

NEW! Retirement Reception: You are invited to a Retirement Reception for Connie Braaten, 3-4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8, in the Memorial Union Main Lounge. If you cannot attend, you may send well wishes at the MU Guest Services office, 112 MU or parcella.provence@oregonstate.edu. Or contact Connie directly at 737-6253 or email at Connie.braaten@oregonstate.edu through June 29, 2012.

NEW! Dads Weekend Game: Oregon State University students may begin purchasing Dad’s Weekend tickets Mon., June 4 for the Nov. 3 football game against Arizona State at Reser Stadium. Students and parents may purchase up to two tickets. Tickets are available by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS and can also be purchased at the Ticket Office in Gill Coliseum, Room 107.

Insurance Coverage: Beginning July 1, OSU must begin providing its own insurance coverage. No longer will the Oregon Department of Administrative Services take care of insuring OSU’s employees, equipment and property. Faculty and staff who may need to insure equipment or property, or who oversee activity groups of students should go to this website as a starting point: http://risk.oregonstate.edu/

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.

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


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

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: Summer is teasing us just a little, with temperatures hovering at a chilly 60 today. Showers expected through Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Rain and possible thunderstorms today, with a high of 59 and low of 37.

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