OSU Today

Thursday, June 7, 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.

Official: Dock found in Ore. is tsunami debris (Seattle Times)

Oregon parks spokesman Chris Havel said Wednesday that a scientist from the Hatfield Marine Science Center found a starfish native to Japan among the marine life clinging to the dock. (See also: OPB, Oregonian)

Brad Cardinal featured on Comcast Newsmakers (Comcast Cable/CNN Headlines)

Brad Cardinal, Professor of Social Psychology of Physical Activity in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at OSU, is featured on Comcast Newsmakers every hour on CNN Headline News 54 minutes past the hour with the exception of prime time on weekdays.

Thousands line streets as Junior Parade strolls through NE Portland (KATU)

There were appearances by Fred Meyer’s Fred Bear, Benny the Beaver from Oregon State University, Blaze from the Portland TrailBlazers and a host of others.

This Is the Way the World Ends? Volcanoes Could Darken World (Yahoo News)

Meanwhile, scientists at Oregon State University have been focusing their attention on Yellowstone National Park, where an eruption a couple of million years ago is believed to have been 2,000 times larger than Mount St. Helens.

10 Most Bike-Friendly Campuses Across America (Best Colleges Online)

The city has an astonishing bike lane infrastructure: 97% of its streets have bike lanes, and by percentage, more people take trips by bike in Corvallis than any other Oregon city.

LBCC gets grant for parenting program (Albany Democrat-Herald)

The $90,000 grant from the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative is part of a new multi-year initiative developed by The Oregon Community Foundation in partnership with the Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, The Collins Foundation and Oregon State University.


NEW! Instructional Technology: OSU has begun developing a new strategic plan for information technology. Listening sessions, open to faculty, staff and students, focused on teaching and learning expectations will be held in the MU Journey Room. Session 1: Thursday, June 7, 1–2 p.m.; Session 2: Friday, June 8, 9–10 a.m.; Session 3: Monday, June 11, 4-5 p.m. Information: contact Cary Green.

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.

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.

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

Upcoming Events

NEW! Wave Energy: Belinda Batten, director of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, will describe West Coast wave energy industry, Monday, June 11 at the Corvallis Science Pub. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. It is free and open to the public.

NEW! Soccer Day Camp: Sign-up today – OSU Soccer Day Camp will be held Tuesday, June 26 through Friday, June 29 in the Merrit Truax Indoor Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Camp is open to girls and boys entering grades 1-6. Cost is $95 including a camp t-shirt. Registration is open for girls and boys.

NEW! Jazz, Blues and Broadway: Washington, D.C. pianist and humorist John Eaton extraordinaire performs at the Steinway, Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets $12 in advance, available at Gracewinds, Grass Roots Books & Music and Winestyles. Tickets $15 at the door. OSU students and youth 8 through 18 free.

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.

Happiness Events: The monthly Paths to Happiness workshop, led by OSU’s Winston McCullough is 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9. The Upbeat Café starts at 7:30 p.m. with a dinner, accompanied by a live band, followed by a brief presentation by OSU’s John Edwards on “The Contemplative Lifestyle.” Both events are at Dennis Hall, corner of 9th and Monroe.

Music and Moonlight (The President’s Concert): The OSU Chamber Choir, directed by Steven Zielke. Includes performance of “The Unseen” by OSU music student Alicia Baker, winner of the 2012 Kraft Choral Composition Challenge. Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets in advance at http://tickettomato.com, and at the door. OSU students are free with ID.

Wind Ensemble: Nihon e Ikimasho (Let’s go to Japan). The OSU Wind Ensemble shares the repertoire for their upcoming tour. Guests: OSU Alumni Concert Band; Jon Woods, Director of the Ohio State University Marching Band; James Douglass, OSU Director of Bands Emeritus. Sunday, June 10, 3 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center. $10 at the door. OSU students, faculty, staff are free with ID.

Student Organization Advisors and Leaders: Additional information sessions this week regarding Senate Bill 242 and reporting. Updated scheduled and general info available at: http://oregonstate.edu/sli/studentorgs/soag

News for Employees

NEW! Cultural Programs Forums: The OSU community is invited to attend public forums for the finalists for Cultural Programs Coordinator, held at 10 a.m., as follows: Yuliya Dennis, OSU, Monday, June 11, Pan-Afrikan Sankofa Room (MU 213); Joanna Means, Willamette University, Wednesday, June 13, La Raza (MU 208); and Rebecca Evans, Illinois State University, Thursday, June 14, La Raza (MU 213).

NEW! Engineering Dean Forums: The OSU community is invited to attend forums for the finalists for the Dean of Engineering, held in the MU Journey Room, as follows: Sandy Woods, Colorado State University, 10:30–11:45 a.m. June 8; Scott Ashford, OSU, 1:30-2:45 p.m. June 11; Joe Hartman, University of Florida, 1:30-2:45 p.m. June 13; and Ramesh Rao, University of California, San Diego, 9-10:15 a.m., 15. Forums posted to the web June 15.

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.

Commencement Tickets: A very limited number of Commencement tickets will be available from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, & Wednesday, June 13, for faculty and staff who were unable to pick up tickets previously. Reser ticket outlet located in the Reser parking lot. Up to TWO general admission tickets available per person. Current faculty/staff ID required to pick up tickets.

Beaver Community Fair: Registration for Recognized Student Organizations and OSU Departments is now open. Join us for this annual event on the Friday, September 28, and support our students in learning about resources and involvement opportunities on campus. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/sli/studentorgs/bcf for more information and to reserve your spot. Questions? Contact Danté Holloway student.orgs@oregonstate.edu or x7-1562.

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

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

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


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

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.

College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Executive Assistant to the Dean position. Posting #0009135. Closes June 18.

Analyst Programmer 2University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 position. Posting # 0009044. Closes June 18.

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

The Extension and Experiment Station Communications department is inviting applications for a full-time Public Service Communication Specialist position. Posting #0009148. Closes June 19.

OSU’s Extension office of Morrow County is recruiting for an Office Specialist 1 position located in Heppner. This is a part-time, limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 2 years. Posting #0009078. Closes June 20.

The Extended Campus is inviting applications for a full-time Instructional Design Specialist position. Posting #0009149. Closes June 25.

The OSU Alumni Association is seeking a Director of Alumni Career Services. The person hired will have a significant opportunity to shape the planning, development and implementation of career programs, services, and volunteer opportunities targeted primarily to the University’s alumni population. Closes June 29.

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.

Web Developer/Designer – Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 position. Posting #0009147. Closes July 14.

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: A great deal of rainfall predicted for today, with a high of about 6o and low of 47 degrees.

Central Oregon: Mostly cloudy, with a high of 63, low of 39.

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