OSU Today

Tuesday, June 5, 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 State’s Bend campus is an underutilitzed resource (Oregonian)

We see this plan as an opportunity not only to boost Oregon’s higher-education capacity, but also to stimulate the central Oregon economy.

New compound could become “cool blue” for energy efficiency in buildings (Popular Mechanics)

A new type of durable, environmentally-benign blue pigment discovered at Oregon State University (OSU) has also been found to have unusual characteristics in reflecting heat.

OSU extends contract with PepsiCo through June 2020 (LIFE@OSU)

Negotiations resulted in a contract extension that not only increased the revenue share, but also included new provisions to benefit a variety of campus groups, including a new student scholarship fund, an investment in sustainable ventures, and a fall term student event, all paid for by PepsiCo.

Today in Research: The Milky Way Is on a Crash Course; Get Ready for a Nasty Hurricane Season (The Atlantic Wire)

“Insects and plants are at the base of the food pyramid and are extremely important, but they often get less attention when we are studying the ecological impacts of climate change,” explains researcher Javier G. Illan of Oregon State University.

Eat Better By Understanding Taste and Smell (Men’s Fitness)

Researchers from Oregon State University discovered that when we eat something with matching odor and taste—such as vanilla and sugar—the sense of flavor happens in the mouth.

Strawberry fields no more (Albany Democrat-Herald)

Strawberry acreage in the state peaked at more than 18,000 acres in the 1950s, said Bernadine Strik, Oregon State University professor of horticulture. Today, it stands at only 1,900 acres.

Buzzworthy: Good Food (The Register-Guard)

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, celebrates its opening with a public reception from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, 26th Street and Campus Way on the OSU campus. (See also: Corvallis Gazette-Times, Albany Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University wants to make Bend branch campus four-year university (Oregonian)

The university wants to begin a four-year academic program at its Cascades campus in 2015 and by 2025, to serve 3,000 to 5,000 students.

After cuts, mentally ill sleep in dumpsters (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Researchers Jangho Yoon of Oregon State University and Tim A. Bruckner of the University of California, Irvine, studied state- level data from 1982-1998 to find that eliminating one public bed per 100,000 people was associated with an increase of 0.25 suicides each year, provided that community health funding remains constant.

Coral, Cancer, Carbon (TEDxSanDiego)

This talk by OSU’s Mark Hixon illustrates connections among coral reefs, which are providing cures for cancer, and carbon emissions, which are killing reefs.

Vegetarian visit to Corvallis, Oregon (Portland Examiner)

Home to Oregon State University and 60,000 souls, Corvallis got the innovation title for the first time this year, for having the biggest number of patented inventions per 100,000 people.


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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

New! SEIU Bake Sale: Benefit for Linn Benton Food Share. Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the MU Quad. Come for a snack and help support this essential agency. All of the proceeds benefit LBFS.

NEW! Concert Bands: The OSU Campus Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony present their spring concert, “The Sun Will Rise Again,” Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center. $10 at the door. OSU students, faculty, and staff are free with ID.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Campus Forum: Bill Bogley, professor and associate chair in the Department of Mathematics is a candidate for the Director of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation position. Bogley will present at a campus forum on June 13 from noon to 1:15 pm in the MU Journey Room. Questions: please email Sara Eklund at sara.eklund@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is June 11 for family members attending other OUS institutions during Summer Term 2012. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

NEW! Baccalaureate Core Grant Funding: The Office of APAA announces grant funding for two awards of $7,500 each available to academic units or a group of faculty to gather student learning data for Baccalaureate Core assessment undergoing review (Synthesis courses, Speech, Mathematics, and Fitness). Details and instructions can be obtained here. Contact Stefani Dawn with questions 7-0919 or Stefani.dawn@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: June 29, 2012.

NEW! Career Services: Career Services June newsletter is online now: http://oregonstate.edu/career/monthly-newsletter.

New! Student Affairs News: OSU Perspective available. Learn about the newly released National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE 2.0), things to know before you create and launch a survey, and administration dates for the 2013 NSSE survey at OSU. http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/sites/default/files/docs/volume_9_3_2012.pdf

Forestry Dean Forums: The OSU community is invited to attend the remaining 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: Barry Goldfarb, North Carolina State University, June 6; and Thomas Maness, OSU, June 11. Campus forums will be recorded and posted online June 12.

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.

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.


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

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.

The Benton County office of OSU Extension is recruiting to fill one part-time, 19.6 hours per week, Office Assistant position. Posting #0009132. 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.

Accounting Technician, Arts and Sciences Business Center, F/T, 12-month, classified position. Posting #0009117. Closes June 17.

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: Cloudy with occasional rain showers, with a high near 60 and low of 43.

Central Oregon: A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 52 and low of 32.

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