OSU Today

Friday, June 8, 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.

Organisms native to Japan arrive in Oregon (NBC Nightly News)

OSU researchers Bill Hanshumaker and Jessica Miller are featured on this report on the possible threat of millions of organisms from Japan arriving at the Oregon coast. (See alsoOPB, USA Today, and more than 900 other news media reports.)

Sen. Ron Wyden introduces farm bill amendment that would legalize growing industrial hemp (Oregonian)

A 1998 Oregon State University study concluded that industrial hemp would grow well in the Columbia and Snake River basins and in the lowland areas between the Coast Range and the Cascades from the Rogue Valley in the south to Puget Sound in the north.

Ramesh Sagili featured on Comcast Newsmakers (Comcast Cable/CNN Headlines)

Ramesh Sagili, assistant professor in horticulture and the OSU Extension honeybee specialist at OSU, is featured on Comcast Newsmakers which airs every hour on CNN Headline News 54 minutes past the hour with the exception of prime time on weekdays.

Details of Whale Routes May Help Prevent Accidental Ship Strikes (Our Amazing Planet)

“We know, for example, that the West Santa Barbara Channel off California is a place where blue whales feed and it is right in the middle of shipping lanes to the Los Angeles harbor,” said Oregon State University researcher Bruce Mate in a statement.

20,000 colleagues under the sea (The Economist)

That same year a glider owned by Oregon State University watched an underwater volcano erupting in the Lau basin near Tonga.

Behind the ‘Wheel’ (The West Linn Tidings)

Green, who graduated from West Linn High School in 2008, is finishing up her senior year at Oregon State University, where she is majoring in speech communication.


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.

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.

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.

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 2: Friday, June 8, 9–10 a.m.; Session 3: Monday, June 11, 4-5 p.m. Information: contact Cary Green.


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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! River Restoration: Jeff Crane, author of “Finding the River: An Environmental History of the Elwha” will talk about river restoration in the context of Washington State’s Elwha River. Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m. at Grass Roots Books & Music. Discussion followed by a book signing. Crane describes his personal history with the Elwha River in an OSU Press blog post.

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.

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.

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.

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! OSU Today Summer Edition: Next week will be the last week OSU Today is published on a daily basis for the summer. Starting June 18, OSU Today will be published on Mondays only. Make sure to get your entries in as early as possible the previous week. For submission guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/osutoday/?p=6898

NEW! Faculty Fulbright: Join OSU Faculty to discuss details on applying for a Fulbright Fellowship from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, Heckart Lodge – 2nd Floor conference room. View this year’s five OSU faculty whose Fulbrights have taken them to Algeria, Norway, Australia, China and Taiwan and see detailed Fulbright award descriptions for 2013-14. Info: Julie Walkin in International Programs.

NEW! Cayuse Training: The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer training on the Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP proposal system from 9:30-11 a.m. June 12 in the Barnard Classroom. Any interested faculty/staff are welcome, but attendance is limited to 15. Send e-mail to sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu in order to reserve a space. This session will be offered monthly through 2012.

NEW! Call for Abstracts: The OSU Women’s Research & Resource Symposium committee is seeking submissions for the OSU Women’s Research & Resource Symposium to be held October 17. Posters presented may be research results, case reports, summer projects, or pilot research projects addressing any topic relevant to women’s advancement either as professionals of as students. To enter, please register. Deadline: July 30. Email: mirabelle.fernandes-paul@oregonstate.edu

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).


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.

Mailing Services invites applications for a full-time Administrative Program Assistant position. This position serves as a customer liaison, Graphic Designer, digital printing, graphics and web consultant and designer. 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: Cloudy and rainy today, with a possibility of thunderstorms and a high of 60, low of 47. A 20 percent chance of showers for Saturday with a high of around 64, and Sunday starts warming up, with a high near 70.

Central Oregon: A chilly 58 degrees for a high and showers through Sunday, when the high is expected to be closer to 70.

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