OSU Today

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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 biologist contributes to Oscar-winning documentary (OPB)

An Oregon State University marine biologist is celebrating an Oscar win. A film he helped with –called The Cove –  was recognized as best documentary. Scott Baker runs the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University.  Scientists there work to preserve critical ocean species and habitats.

OSU launches music scholarship (KEZI)

Thirty years ago, music students at Oregon State University could pay for college tuition with 200 hours of work on campus. Today, it would take nearly 800 hours. While some music programs are studying to stay afloat, the Oregon State University program is pumping theirs up by attracting rising stars.

Faith healers get 16 months for son’s death (AOL News)

Defense attorneys sought probation for the Beagleys. Mackeson called on Courtney S. Campbell, a professor of philosophy who specializes in bioethics at Oregon State University, who recommended probation, education and counseling rather than prison. “There needs to be respect for religious freedom, accompanied by personal accountability and responsibility,” Campbell said. (See also Fresno Bee)

Governor seeks Klamath drought declaration (San Jose Mercury)

William Riggs, an Oregon State University associate professor, said Klamath County had $241 million in farm sales in 2008, down due to the recession from a typical level of $300 million, and agriculture was responsible for about 4,500 jobs.

Oregon nearly whiffs on green tech list (MSNBC)

Corvallis-based NuScale, an Oregon State University spinoff developing small-scale nuclear technology, made the list, nestled among the big bets being placed by investors such as Khosla Ventures, Google and Kleiner Perkins.

In focus: Career and Culture (Gazette-Times)

Jessica Brown was excited Tuesday about mingling with fellow students and professionals, even if she was a little concerned about the classes she was missing. The Willamette High School sophomore from Eugene is a straight-A student, and she has known she wants to be a lawyer since she was 5. Brown came to Corvallis on Tuesday as one of 197 high school and middle school students who participated in the fourth annual African-American Youth Leadership Conference at Oregon State University.

Oscar-winning documentary ‘The Cove’ to become Animal Planet series (Gazette-Times)

“The Cove” featured an appearance by Oregon State University scientist Scott Baker. Animal Planet says the series may premiere in the fall, after “The Cove” premieres on the channel this summer.

Today

The College of Business, Austin Entrepreneurship Program, and Students in Free Enterprise are partnering with the Corvallis School District to present the second annual Benton County Career Convention today at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center and LaSells Stewart Center. More than 900 high school juniors will learn vital skills in the area of career development.

The OSUsed Store is open today, offering you a chance to buy used surplus equipment at great prices. Vehicles, bicycles, computers, cabinets, scientific equipment, furniture and more will be available from noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis.

It is Lunch and Learn time again. Come and learn valuable information about finding and keeping quality childcare. The discussion takes place from noon to 1 p.m., in MU 109A. This event is sponsored by the Child Care and Family Resources Office and is open to all OSU parents.

International Women’s Lunch Bunch, at noon, Women’s Center. International Women’s Lunch Bunch is in celebration of Women’s HerStory Month and International Women’s Day. Participants can bring their own lunches and eat at the Women’s Center while listening to International women share the status of women in their countries. Today’s event features Tawalin Opastrakoon of Thailand.

A release party for Kathleen Dean Moore’s new book “Wild Comfort,” will take place at 7 p.m. in the OSU Memorial Union Journey Room.

Women’s History Month

Here’s today’s OSU fact in honor of Women’s History Month:  JoAnne Trow will speak about the history of women at OSU on March 30, from 11:30 to 1 p.m., in La Raza Room, 208 Memorial Union. For more information visit http://oregonstate.edu/wage/celebrating-history-women-osu-dr-jo-anne-trow

Upcoming events

NEW! Deep-sea exploration will be the focus of Ph.D. student Brandon Briggs’ talk at the March 11 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty lunch club, in the MU, room 109. Guests can reserve a seat by calling Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783. Read more about Briggs’ research in the new issue of Terra, http://oregonstate.edu/terra/2010/winter/depths-discovery

NEW! Share a unique and exciting cultural exchange opportunity with an international student by becoming a Host for the OSU Homestay Program managed by University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS). As a host, you will be providing an amazing living- learning op­portunity both for the students and for your household. Hosts are provided compensation to cover expenses.  We are currently seeking short term and long term hosts.  There will be an informational orientation on March 13 at 10 a.m. in the Large East Conference Room at Market Place West Dining Center on Campus.  For more information, please visit our web site: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/homestay/ or call 541-737-8754

The March 11 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2010/20100311.html. The Promotion and Tenure Guideline Revisions will again be discussed. Faculty Senate meetings are open to the public.

Stress Free Zone takes place from 11 am. to 2 p.m., March 11, in Dixon Recreation Center. Sit back and relax and enjoy free snacks and beverages during dead week along with good stress busting information. The stress free zone is the third event for the Power Up Challenge.

The Linn Benton Employers Partnership for Diversity invites you to its March workshop, “Navigating the Dynamics of Power and Privilege” March 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Corvallis – Benton County Public Library. This workshop will feature OSU’s Vice Provost for Student Affairs Larry Roper, speaking on exploring the dynamics such as power, privilege, marginality and mattering as we seek to make sense out of organizational relationships. To register or request accommodation: Salvador.Miramontes@co.benton.or.us. Information: diane.davis@oregonstate.edu .

Three Fingered Jack performs March 11 during OSU Music a la Carte, noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. A student health nurse practitioner gone wild on cello and pennywhistle! A Research Office staffer strumming Irish bouzouki and guitar. In addition, a local bodhran (Irish drum) player/vocalist and a fiddler/vocalist. Get a head start on St. Patrick’s season with some of the finest Irish traditional music in the mid-valley!

The Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis and the Oregon State University Beavers have scheduled the fifth annual free OSU Youth Football Clinic to enable interested young people to learn football from some of their Beaver gridiron icons. Boys and girls in grades three through eight are eligible. The event is planned from 10 a.m. to noon March 13 at the Truax Indoor Center, located northwest of Reser Stadium. OSU head football coach Mike Riley, his coaching staff and players will be there to teach football skills and running drills. Registration is not required, but a $5 donation to help support the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis athletic scholarship fund is suggested. All participants should wear warm indoor/outdoor clothes and football or gym shoes.

Classified staff are invited to a conversational meeting with President Ray and Provost Randhawa from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., March 16, in MU 208 La Raza.

Oregon State graduate students in Mechanical Engineering will present their beta prototype of products they’ve created for Willamette Valley Rehabilitation Center clients on March 18, 6 p.m., at the Willamette Valley Rehabilitation Center, 1853 Airway Rd., Lebanon. To RSVP call 541-258-8121.

Seminars

IWW Special Seminar: High-frequency field-deployable isotope analyzer for hydrological applications, March 12, noon to 1 p.m., Richardson 107. Speaker: Manish Gupta, OSU Department of Chemistry. This seminar will be presented live at OSU and as a cyberseminar to the CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science) network. Gupta is an analytical and environmental chemist who works on the development of innovative, laser-based techniques and their application to environmental issues. The seminar is sponsored by the Institute for Water and Watersheds.

News for Employees

Campus Works Newsletter! Facilities Services now has the spring issue of their Campus Works newsletter posted on the main page of the Facilities Services website. Campus Works can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/facilities/index.html.

The latest issue of Synergies, the monthly news update from the College of Health and Human Science, is now online at http://www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/synergies/

Creative writers whose work in any genre reflects a keen awareness of the natural world and an appreciation for both scientific and literary ways of knowing are invited to apply for a weeklong writing residency at Mount St. Helens. The Mount St. Helens Field Residencies will take place July 18-24, and will be held in conjunction with the 2010 Mount St. Helens Science Pulse, a gathering of ecologists and research scientists who are engaged in field work on Mount St. Helens. The residencies are sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature and the Written Word at Oregon State University; the US Forest Service; and the Andrews Forest Long-Term Ecological Research group. Deadline for applications is May 1. For more information see http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/

Do you know a business that is Powered by Orange? One owned by an Oregon State alum, or that has lots of OSU alums working there or are just friends of OSU. PBO businesses drive innovation, support economic growth and serve the community. Starting in April, one business a month will be selected for the Orange Spotlight including a feature story, promotion on OSU’s social networks, and more.
To nominate a business, go to poweredbyorange.com/2010/03/01/orange-spotlight/.

Faculty are invited to meet with President Ray in small group sessions to discuss issues of interest or concern. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing, especially as we deal with the current economic downturn; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Please send responses to vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu and include the following information: name, email, department/unit, faculty rank and rank order of below dates.
March 11, 2 to 3 p.m.
April 26, 10: to 11 a.m.
May 7, 2 to 3 p.m.

Jobs

Assistant to the Director for the Office of Community and Diversity. F/T Office Specialist 2, $2138 – $2960/monthly + benefits. Responsibilities include but are not limited to administrative support to the Director, clerical, administrative and business activities of the office. Sensitivity to cultural differences and needs is paramount to the effectiveness of the office. To apply and for a complete position announcement see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting 0005376. Closing date: 3/23/2010. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Grants and Contracts Technician: The Arts and Sciences Business Center invites applications for a Grants and Contracts Technician. This is a Full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month position. For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting #0005350. Closing date is March 15. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Administrative Program Assistant: The College of Science Deans Office invites applications for an Administrative Program Assist. This is a full-time, 12-month position. For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0005080. For full consideration apply by March 17, closing date is March 26. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Accounting Technician, College of Forestry Business Office at OSU. F/T, $2,138 -$2,960/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #0005341. Closing Date: March 12. OSU is an AA/EOE

Director - Extension Family and Community Health Nutrition Education Program, Oregon State University, Full-Time. To review posting and apply, go to http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56025 Closing Date April 1. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Revenue Agent II – Student Finance, Office of Business Affairs, Oregon State University, F/T, $2390-3405/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing Date: March 14. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Office Specialist 1-Department of Chemistry, F/T, $1923-2595/monthly + benefits. To review posting 0005325 and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing date today. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Administrative Program Assistant-Department of Chemistry, F/T, $2293-3250/monthly + benefits. To review posting 0005241 and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Internal search. Closing date today. OSU is an AA/EOE.

The College of Science Information Network department (COSINe) is recruiting for a Oper Systems-Network Analyst/ Web developer/Linux/Unix Administrator (Internal to OSU Employees Only), competency level 2. This is a full-time position, pay range $3428-$6073. For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs . Posting # 0005334 Closing date: March 9. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees ONLY. OSU is an AA/EOE.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an open for an OSU student to provide administrative support to the Director of Donor Relations & Special Events. Interested candidates are required to submit two writing samples with their application and resume. To review a complete job description and instructions on how to apply go to OSU Foundation website at http://osufoundation.org/employment.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position of Director of Development for the College of Engineering. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position of Director of Development, Linus Pauling Institute. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an Executive Director of the Oregon 4-H Foundation and Director of Development to work in collaboration with the assigned development team and OSU leadership. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.

Traffic and Maintenance

Langton Hall: Due to necessary repairs to the pools filtration system, all pool services will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect all classes or events scheduled. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. March 22, and should end by 3:30 p.m. March 26.

Gilbert Addition: Due to necessary repairs on the building water supply system, all industrial and domestic hot & cold water services to Gilbert Addition will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect all rooms on all floors throughout the building. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. on March 22, and should end by 3:30 p.m. march 24.

Wilkinson Hall: Due to emergency repairs to the building air supply fan, the building air services (ventilation) to Wilkinson Hall will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect all room on all floors. The shutdown should end by 5 p.m. March 11.

Weather

Corvallis: The sky was the color of a dusky camellia blossom this morning, but blue sky and fluffy clouds have taken over, at least for now. Scattered showers are expected later today, with a high of 49 and an overnight low of 36. Looks like rain will continue through the weekend.

Central Oregon: Mixed weather with a high around 38 degrees and overnight low near 26 could mean another great day at the mountain. Snow is possible early in the morning. For a more specific forecast that will really let you know if a trip to the mountain is in your near future, check out this link: http://www.mtbachelor.com/winter/services/snow_report

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