OSU Today

Wednesday, June 13, 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.

Scientists Move Closer to Predicting Volcanic Eruptions (Voice of America)

To make their findings, the Oregon State team had some other unique tools at their disposal, including a one-of-a-kind robotic submersible used to bounce sound waves off the seafloor. (See also: Oregonian)

Look out for tiny sea creatures (Houston Chronicle)

How much harm can such little bitty creatures be? Plenty, according to John Chapman of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

West Linn High’s Daniel Blanc-Gonnet shines in MotoTrials and physics: Academic Achievers 2012 (Oregonian)

Blanc-Gonnet, 17, will be pursuing engineering at Oregon State University’s Honors College

Crews Set up for OSU Commencement, First Lady Visit (KEZI-TV)

“Imagine what can you take on a plane, and that’s the kind of practice you should follow here,” said OSU VP of University Relations Steve Clark.

Ore. sees growing interest in using juniper (Longview Daily News)

Commercial uses include: firewood, chips for particle-flake board, animal bedding, decking, interior paneling, cabinetry, rustic furniture and gin flavoring, according to a 2005 Oregon State University report, “Biology, Ecology and Management of Western Juniper.” (See also: The Register-Guard)


NEW! Economics of news media markets: Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Fellow at the University of Chicago-Booth School of Business, will give a talk on his paper “Competition and Ideological Diversity: Historical Evidence from US Newspapers,” June 13 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Bexell Hall, room 416.

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.

Commencement Tickets: A very limited number of Commencement tickets will be available from 4-6 p.m. 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.

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.

Beaver Gear: Beaver gear sale in the MU Ballroom. Wednesday, June 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Book review: “The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear” by Seth Mnookin will be reviewed by OSU’s Michael Wong, Noon, June 13, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. http://corvallis.libguides.com/random

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.

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: 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., June 15.

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: Joanna Means, Willamette University, Wednesday, June 13, La Raza (MU 208); and Rebecca Evans, Illinois State University, Thursday, June 14, La Raza (MU 213).

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Community Art: Giustina Gallery at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center is hosting a free (Non-Jury) community art exhibit open to all ages and skill levels who work or play in Linn and Benton Counties. Last Day for Submission: June 28. For more information and application forms: http://www.oregonstate.edu/lasells/gallery

NEW! Design Show: Senior Graphic Design Portfolio Show is Friday, June 15 from 1-4 p.m. in Fairbanks Hall, room 116. Free admission.\

NEW! Researchers on Radio: Inspiration Dissemination is a program focused on students actively involved in research on OSU’s radio station, KBVR. The program is scheduled every Sunday at 7 p.m. and will run throughout the summer. The show is seeking guests to feature. If you are interested in talking about your research, send an email with the subject “SCIENCE.” Listeners can tune in on 88.7 FM or www.kbvr.com/listen.

Last Lecture: Please join us for the last official lecture at OSU for (now Emeritus) Professor of Environmental Engineering Ken Williamson as he discusses the Existential Challenges for Engineering Education. He will speak Friday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to noon in Gleeson Hall, Room 200.

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.

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 of Fall Term 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.

News for Employees

NEW! Summer Hours: Printing and Mailing Services will be transitioning to summer office hours beginning Monday, June 18. Office hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Printing orders may be submitted 24 hours a day using our online order form: http://printmail.oregonstate.edu/digital-print-form. For questions or concerns, please contact customer service at 541-737-4941 or digital.printing@oregonstate.edu.

Faculty Senate: The June 14 Faculty Senate agenda is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2012/0614. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall. Action items include Category I Proposals, new program degree proposals, academic unit merging proposals, and proposed revisions to the Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Retirement Reception: Please join us as we say goodbye to Ken Williamson after nearly 40 years of service to the College of Engineering. Williamson now holds the title of Emeritus Professor in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering. Help us send him off in style on Friday, June 15 from 3 to 4 p.m. in MU Room 213.

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

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

Financial Consultations: If you would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Financial Counselor, he will be at OSU for individual consultations in July. Shane can answer your questions regarding the Tax Deferred Investment and Optional Retirement Programs. The sessions will be held Tuesday, July 10. To sign up, please call (800) 732-8353 or schedule online One-On-One Counseling Seminars.

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

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.


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

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 College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is seeking applications for a Veterinary Technician 2. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered. Posting #0007434. Closes June 18.

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.

Ecampus Project Development and Training invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Instructional Design Specialist. Posting #0009149. Closes July 2.

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. 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: Showers early today, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Low tonight around 45.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny with a high of 69 and low of 36.

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