OSU Today

June 18-22, 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.

Michelle Obama to OSU grads: Success ‘means being inspired’ (Portland Business Journal)

First Lady Michelle Obama told Oregon State University graduates during a commencement speech Sunday to aspire to lives built on doing what matters to them most. (see also Daily Mail, Register Guard, Northwest Cable News)

76-Year-Old Woman Graduates from OSU (KEZI-TV)

Seventy-six-year-old Lois Phillips has always considered herself an OSU graduate, but never had the diploma to prove it.

What families need to know about college debt (Oregonian)

An opinion piece by Richard Settersten, endowed director of the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and professor of social and behavioral health sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. For a decade, he and Barbara Ray were members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood.

Stink bug found in Hood River, Rogue River areas (Capital Press)

The findings are significant, Oregon State University entomologist Peter Shearer said, because of their proximity to orchard crops

OSU-Cascades Sees Jump in Graduates (KTVZ)

At its 11th Commencement on Saturday, June 16, OSU-Cascades will draw a crowd of more than 2,300 family and friends of graduates to Drake Park in Bend and will grant degrees to 314 students, which reflects a 25 percent increase in graduates over previous year.

Monday

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

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.

Tuesday

NEW! Paper Sale: Stop by Printing and Mailing Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for Half Off already-low prices on our surplus paper inventory. Prices as low as $1 for 500 sheets. Limited supplies so get here fast. Paper may be purchased using a department index or cash/card with valid OSU ID. For questions, 541-737-4941.

“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.

Wednesday

NEW! Director of Human Resources Open Forum: Candidate Theresa Elliot-Cheslek will briefly share her views of the future of Human Resources at OSU and will answer audience questions. Wednesday, June 20, 1:45 pm – 2:45 p.m. at the Memorial Union Journey Room.

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

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.

Thursday

NEW! Director of Human Resources Open Forum: Candidate David Blake will briefly share his views of the future of Human Resources at OSU and will answer audience questions. Thursday, June 21, 1:45 pm – 2:45 p.m. at the Memorial Union Journey Room.

NEW! SEIU Meeting: Classified Worker’s Monthly Meeting: Thursday June 21, at the MU room 213. Catch up on the latest Union Updates. Light lunch provided.

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 Ag Production Room at La Sells Stewart Center.

Friday

NEW! University Registrar Forum: An open forum for a candidate for University Registrar will be held June 22 from 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. in MU 208, La Raza Room. Candidate Rebecca Mathern will give a presentation.

Upcoming Events

NEW! International Design: Muneera Umeldy Spence, School of the Arts in Qatar, gives a talk on “Internationalizing the International: Contextual Understanding in Design Education” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in the International Living-Learning Center Auditorium 155. Spence researches curriculum development and collaborative environments, pertaining to design education in the international context. Information: Andrea Marks, 737-5014.

Host a Teacher: Share Corvallis hospitality with a visiting teacher from Mexico. Have a teacher over for dinner, or just meet for conversation. INTO OSU is hosting 30 English teachers from all over Mexico from July 10 to Aug. 8. For details on being a dinner host, conversation partner, or both please e-mail Benjamin.Kibler@oregonstate.edu

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

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! Retirement Celebration: Please join the advising community in celebrating Gene Compton Newburgh and her 30-plus years at OSU. The retirement celebration is June 26, 3:30-5 p.m. in Milam Hall 119, Hawthorne Suite.

NEW! Proposal Submission: Please note that the process to submit proposals to the Office of Sponsored Programs is changing. Some differences will go in effect July 1, others July 30. See The Spin on Research for information. Training is still available – contact sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu. Questions, contact Pat Hawk, Director of Sponsored Programs, 541-737-6699.

NEW! Ivey Retirement: Please join us as Network Services celebrates our friend and colleague Judy Ivey’s retirement, following a combined 30 years of service with OUS/OSU. A reception to honor Judy is planned for Thursday, June 28 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Ag Production Room at La Sells Stewart Center.

NEW! HEM Deadline: July 15 is the deadline to complete the two online e-lessons for the Health Engagement Model.  If you and/or your enrolled spouse/partner elected to participate in the HEM, you and/or both of you must complete the two online e-lessons to avoid being assessed the surcharge. For additional information on completing the HEM requirements visit the OSU OHR website at: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/hem

Correction: The DAS shuttle will continue for all OUS routes with the exception of WOU.

Patterson Retirement: Gail Patterson of AMBC will be retiring from OSU after 31 years of service with OUS/OSU. A celebration will be held on Wednesday, June 27 , 3-5 p.m., in MU 109B. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Jobs

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

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 accepting applications for a full-time, Program Representative 2 position. Posting #0009169. Closes June 21.

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.

University Housing & Dining Services is seeking applicants for an Assistant Director Student Conduct and Community Standards, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0009215. Closes July 1.

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Wilson Hall: Due to construction, the parking spaces south of Wilson Hall facing the building will be closed from June 18-Aug. 31.

30th Street: Due to the installation of the new ADA intersection at 30th and Campus Way, north and southbound traffic on 30th from Orchard Ave. to Jefferson Way will be closed from June 18-Aug. 13.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: Welcome to summer! Some of you are facing a welcome break, while others, like OSU Today, are here enjoying a pleasantly quiet campus this week. So quiet, a lullaby might be in order. The week starts out with showers and highs in the mid 60s, but will warm up to the mid 70s by Wednesday as the clouds slowly disappear. We’ll have sun and 80 degree weather Thursday but showers may return by Friday.

Central Oregon: It will be sunny most of the week with highs starting in the mid 60s and gradually increasing to 80, before a chance of showers cools things off by Friday.

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