OSU Today

Thursday, June 14, 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.

OSU scientists feel a ‘cast of very bad characters’ may have arrived on dock from Japan (Oregonian)

“We know we have a cast of very bad characters and that this was a very serious assault on the West Coast environment,” said John Chapman, a research scientist at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Fatherhood could alter men’s behavior (USA Today)

Other recent findings have shown that “fatherhood prompts men to be less self-centered, more giving and more outward-focused. It can prompt them to be more responsible and become more mature, especially to temper some of their risks,” says Richard Settersten Jr., professor of human development and family sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Google donates $300K to OSU (Portland Business Journal)

“Google’s global leadership in the open source community is unquestioned,” said OSU President Ed Ray in statement.

Undersea volcano helps forecast other eruptions (KGW)

“It’s a very exciting time,” said Oregon State University marine geologist Bob Dziak.

Oregon university Class of 2012 graduates include a few who reach the finish line early (Oregonian)

Paulina Nguyen skipped seventh grade and graduated early from Cleveland High School in Portland, dove in at Oregon State University, won research scholarships at Oregon Health & Science University and graduates Sunday from OSU at 19, ready for graduate studies in pharmacy.

OSU engineering prof to head Honors College (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Toni Doolen, an Oregon State University engineering professor who has been associate dean of the University Honors College since September 2010, has been named by OSU to head the nationally recognized honors program.

Stacey Harper receives LL Stewart Faculty Scholars Award (LIFE@OSU)

Stacey Harper, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology and the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the LL Stewart Faculty Scholars award.

Get married, drink wine, live longer (News4U)

“Being a teetotaller and a smoker were risk factors for mortality,” said Carolyn Aldwin, professor of human development and family sciences at Oregon State University, who led the study.

New study looking deep under Mount St. Helens (My Northwest)

Work is beginning now on the four-year study funded by a $3 million National Science Foundation grant. In addition to the university in Seattle, the study includes the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Oregon State University, Rice University and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.

OSU launches online degree in German (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University has launched what it believes is the nation’s first online bachelor’s degree in German, designed to give distance students a fully interactive experience. (See also: Seattle PI)


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.

Cultural Programs Forums: The OSU community is invited to attend last public forum for the finalists for Cultural Programs Coordinator, held at 10 a.m., as follows: Rebecca Evans, Illinois State University, Thursday, June 14, La Raza (MU 213).

Upcoming Events

NEW! Library Planning: All are invited to help the OSU Libraries and Press with strategic planning to help make decisions about the future of our resources and services. Focus groups will be held Monday, June 18, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the 3rd floor Willamette EAST classroom. Lunch provided. Reserve a space with Kerrie.Cook@oregonstate.edu

NEW! “Excellence in Extension Scholarship” Symposium: Extension scholars and educators from AZ, CO, NM, NV, TX, and WA, will highlight their efforts in obesity prevention and gerontology. Bring your lunch and join us June 19-20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Hallie E. Ford Center, Room 115. Hosted by the GROW Healthy Kids & Communities project and Hallie E. Ford Center. Beverages provided.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Reminder, the deadline is June 20 to submit the application for employees attending other OUS institutions during Summer 2012. Applications are to be submitted to your Business Center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

NEW! Retirement Reception: A retirement reception is planned to honor Bill Myers of Network Services, following a combined total of 41 years of service to OSU, beginning as a student employee and now retiring as a Network Engineer. A reception is planned for Thursday, June 21 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Bank Room at La Sells Stewart Center.

NEW! Director of International Graduate Admissions Forum: Candidate Kimberly Johnson will briefly share her views of the challenges facing international graduate admissions in the near future and will answer audience questions. Wednesday, June 20, 1–2 p.m. at the International Living and Learning Center, Room 155.

NEW! Dreyfus Foundation: The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation is accepting applications for the Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry. Deadline: August 20. Applications should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. Guidelines: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/postdoctoral_program.shtml Information: Debbie Delmore, (541) 737-8390.

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.

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.

Engineering Dean Forums: The OSU community is invited to attend the remaining forum for the finalists for the Dean of Engineering, held in the MU Journey Room, as follows: Ramesh Rao, University of California, San Diego, 9-10:15 a.m., June 15.

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

DAS Shuttle Ending: On June 30, 2012, DAS will no longer offer Interagency Shuttle services at OSU or any location affiliated with OUS. For those departments that have relied heavily on the DAS shuttle, we encourage having other shipping/mailing processes in place well in advance of June 30. Contact OSU Printing & Mailing directly to discuss mailing/shipping services that they offer to support OSU. Info: John McMillen, 737-9062 or john.mcmillen@oregonstate.edu

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.


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.

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 Office of Business Affairs is accepting applications for a full-time Information Technology Consultant, competency level 2 position. Posting #0009159. Closes June 25.

The University Administrative Business Center is accepting applications for a full-time, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0009187. Closes June 26.

The University Administrative Business Center is accepting applications for a full-time, Human Resources Manager position. Posting #0009189. Closes June 26.

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.

College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Executive Assistant to the Dean position. Posting #0009135. Closes July 2.

Ecampus Project Development and Training invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Instructional Design Specialist. Posting #0009149. Closes July 9.

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

NEW! Campus Wide Closures: Due to exclusive use by Commencement following parking lots and roadways will be temporarily closed starting 5 p.m. Friday, June 15 through 11 p.m. Sunday, June 17: Valley Football Center Parking Lot; Bloss West Lot; Bloss South Lot; Ralph Miller Lane between 26th and 30th Street; 30th Street between Washington Way and Western Blvd.; and 26th Street between Washington Way and Western Blvd. Cascade Hall Parking lot closed June 16-17. Questions: Hank Kemper, 737-9618 or call 737-2969.

NEW! Swimming Pool: Due to mechanical system upgrades the swimming pool at the Women’s Building will be closed from June 18-Aug. 31.

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: Beautiful sunny skies today, with a high of 72 and low near 41. Let’s celebrate Adopt a Shelter Cat Month with a little furry fun.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72 and low of 38.

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