OSU Today

Monday, June 11, 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.

Volcano gave off warning ahead of deep-sea eruption (MSNBC)

“Axial Seamount is unique in that it is one of the few places in the world where a long-term monitoring record exists at an undersea volcano, and we can now make sense of its patterns,” said researcher Bill Chadwick, a geologist at Oregon State University in Newport. (See also: NSF Science 360, Northwest Public Radio)

2012 Academic Achievers (Oregonian)

These students were designated as valedictorians or top academic achievers by their respective high schools. (The large majority of these students -52 -planned to attend Oregon State University)

Is Japanese Dock A Noah’s Ark Or A Trojan Horse? (NPR)

It hit the beach a few miles from his laboratory at Oregon State University, and when he saw it, he was shocked. (See also: Discovery News, The Register-Guard)

Megan McClelland featured on Comcast Newsmakers (Comcast Cable/CNN Headlines)

Megan McClelland, associate professor in the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families 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.

Sandy High’s Rebecca Marvin maintains a 4.0, despite working nearly full-time: Academic Achievers 2012 (Oregonian)

She will be paying her own way through Mt. Hood Community College for the next two years and saving up before transferring to Oregon State University or Pacific University to study pharmacy.

California Wolverine Sighting, The Fourth Ever, Captured In Pictures (International Business Times)

In 2008, the third document wolverine spotting occurred when a motion sensor camera snapped photos of a wolverine in the Tahoe National Forest set up by Oregon State University student Katie Moriarty, who was doing research on weasels for a school project.

OSU oceanographer muses why Japanese dock arrived so fast (KMTR)

Based on ocean current data, Oregon State University oceanographers originally thought it would be about two years before Oregon saw any tsunami debris arrive on the coast. The dock made landfall just a little more than a year after the tsunami.

OSU targets Bend for 4-year degree program (Portland Business Journal)

If all goes as planned, Oregon State could have as many as 5,000 students at its Bend campus by 2025.


NEW! IDEA Forums: The OSU community is invited to attend campus forums for finalists for Director of International Degree and Education Abroad, held 3-4 p.m. in Memorial Union 206, as follows: Daniel Paracka, June 11, and Danny Damron, June 15.

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.

Forestry Dean Forum: The OSU community is invited to attend the remaining campus forum 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: Thomas Maness, OSU, June 11. Campus forums will be recorded and posted online June 12.

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).

Engineering Dean Forums: The OSU community is invited to attend the remaining forums for the finalists for the Dean of Engineering, held in the MU Journey Room, as follows: 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 3: Monday, June 11, 4-5 p.m. Information: contact Cary Green.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit our website.

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.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Computer Lab Management: The College of Engineering utilizes software to deliver lab usage information to students and save electricity. Learn more about the project at Computer Lab Management, the newest Greening IT article from Information Services.

OSU Today Summer Edition: This is 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

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.

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.

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.

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


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

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: Sunny skies with a high near 80 and low of 56. Somehow, the sunshine just makes everything better.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny with temperature in the mid-70s, low of about 48.

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