Oregon State coach Craig Robinson probably won’t speak on a bigger stage anytime soon than the Democratic National Convention, so the president’s brother-in-law didn’t waste the chance to put in a plug for the Beavers. (see also Politico, NBC Sports)
Who’s in charge of sports? Maybe not the president (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Ed Ray, president of Oregon State University and chair of the NCAA’s Executive Committee the past two years, has been as outspoken as any leader in describing the erosion of integrity in some top programs. Over the past year, he led an NCAA working group that pushed for stricter penalties for individuals and teams that break the rules. (this article is accessible only to OSU employees via OSU Libraries)
An Oregon State University researcher reports finding the state’s first case of a “zombie” fly infecting a honeybee, but he doubts the parasite poses a major threat to bees at this time, according to an OSU news release. (see also Earth Fix, Democrat-Herald, Statesman Journal)
One of the first devices to test ocean waves is in the water off the Oregon coast. The Ocean Sentinel is a $1.5 million device developed by the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University. (see also Oregonian, UPI, KVAL)
Corvallis, Bend jobs different than typical city (Oregonian)
Perhaps not surprisingly, the Corvallis metro area relies more on the education jobs than most, with those roles accounting for 11 percent of its occupations. That compares to the national average of 7 percent. Oregon State University is a major employment hub, helping to drive down the metro area’s unemployment rate to the lowest mark in the state. The jobless level, at 6.3 percent, was almost 2½ percentage points below the Oregon average in July.
OSU looks to restore Lane County 4-H (Capital Press)
Oregon State University’s Lane County Extension Service is looking to restore its after-school 4-H program. The service is holding two public forums to discuss the effort. (see also Register-Guard)
Crash victim had promising future (Gazette-Times)
The driver who died in a car wreck Wednesday on Highway 34 was a 22-year-old single mother who was attending Oregon State University with hopes of becoming a doctor.
Oregon State University and the American Red Cross are teaming up this weekend at Reser Stadium to assist in the recovery efforts for the citizens of the Gulf Coast after last week’s devastating Hurricane Isaac. The Beavers host the No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers at 1 p.m. this Saturday.
“Oregon’s hunger rate rose during the Great Recession as did the rate of many other states,” said Mark Edwards, associate professor of sociology at the Oregon State University School of Public Policy. “Though our improvement last year was small, under the harsh conditions of the Great Recession, we avoided getting worse. And that’s good news.” (see also Oregon Live)
Destruction of coastal habitats can produce a billion tons of greenhouse gas a year (Conservation International)
“There’s so little data out there on how much carbon might be released when these ecosystems are disturbed,” said Oregon State University’s Daniel Donato, co-lead author of the paper. “With this analysis we tried to reduce some of that uncertainty by identifying some ‘bookends’ that represent the lowest and highest probable emissions, given the information available.” (see also Science Newsline, EarthSky.org, Innovations Report)
As students scatter online, colleges try to keep up (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Many colleges were slow to realize the potential of Facebook, says Mr. Stoller, a former academic adviser and Web coordinator for Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences. “That experience has gotten us itchy with our trigger finger. We see Pinterest and think we have to get in early so we don’t miss the boat the way we did with Facebook.”
Personnel shake-ups at OSU (Capital Press)
Several personnel shake-ups are in play at Oregon State University.
Green is the new school color on college campuses (Green Answers)
A different type of energy is used at Oregon State University. The elliptical exercise equipment at their gym, when in use, helps power the building. Add that to the list of advantages of working out!
Farmers getting older, but lack plan for land (Spokesman-Review)
“More and more people are approaching an age where they’ve got to make a decision about the future of their farm,” said Bart Eleveld, an economist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service who specializes in farm management. (see also News-Leader)
Science Pub will explore salmon (Gazette-Times)
The center is a research laboratory in the Alsea River watershed. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the OSU Fisheries and Wildlife Department established the center to address research and educational questions about hatchery and wild fish.
Roberson and about 200 others took a one-day crash course on Saturday in small farming. The first annual Small Farm School was put on by Oregon State University Extension Service with the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District, at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.
OSU cuenta con su Centro de Estudios Latinos (El Centinela)
La educación es el camino que abre la puerta del futuro y todos los esfuerzos que se hacen para lograr llegar a los hispanos son importantes. La universidad OSU cuenta con el Center for Latino Studies y trabaja con el talento de nuestra comunidad. (Education is a road that opens the door to the future, and all of the efforts to reach Hispanic students are important. Oregon State University now boasts the Center for Latino Studies and works with the talents of our community).
Pay attention and graduate college (HHS Health Beat)
Take the Next Step: Paying Attention Early On (National Institutes of Health), an interview with OSU’s Megan McClelland.
Bob Yeats, professor emeritus of geology at Oregon State University, is the author of a college textbook, “Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest,” published by OSU Press.
Most recently, we donated a Model 2440 5A SourceMeter® instrument to Oregon State University’s Solar Vehicle Team (OSUSVT) to help them analyze and troubleshoot the mono-crystalline silicon solar modules they’re designing to power the Phoenix, the solar race car in which they competed in the 2012 American Solar Challenge. The team reports that the Model 2440 has already helped them boost the power output of this year’s vehicle by 50 percent over last year’s.
2012 Princess Brittany Doherty (East Oregonian)
I attended Blue Mountain Community College for two years then transferred to Oregon State University last year. This will be my second and last year at Oregon State and I will be graduating this spring. I am studying elementary education.
Agate Beach, off Newport, is easily accessible by foot or with machinery. It also is near Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, which houses marine scientists who could help the state study the dock.
McDonald, Sparks head for bass angling championships (The Willits News)
Zach MacDonald, a Willits High School graduate attending Oregon State University, and his OSU fishing partner, Ryan Sparks, are headed to the national FLW College Fishing bass fishing championships after a second-place win at the Western Regionals, held at Utah Lake State Park in Provo, Utah.
Choose native plants for your Northwest garden (Oregon Live)
“When you define native, you have to establish a geographical context,” says Wilbur Bluhm, a former horticulture extension agent in Oregon.
Introducing your Miss Rodeo Oregon 2012 (Gazette-Times)
Nicole Schrock, who will be a senior this fall at Oregon State University, is majoring in bioresource research, applied genetics and agricultural education.
Recreational Sports Dixon Reduced Hours: On Sept. 10-12, Dixon Recreation Center will be training new staff. The recreation center will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on these dates. McAlexander Fieldhouse will be open from 6 a.m. to noon as an alternative.
OWN meeting: OSU Women’s Network (OWN) meeting on Sept. 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. will be held in Snell 120, the Student Media conference room instead of at the Women’s Center. We’re looking for new members interested in joining the OWN board to support women on campus and to help organize and provide feedback on training sessions, interest groups, and other events for the upcoming year. We meet Mondays the 2nd week of each month 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., usually in the Pangea board room. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
NEW! Science Pub: Fish biologist David Noakes will bring the science of salmon to the Corvallis Science Pub. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Second St.
NEW! AOP-Association of Office Professionals potluck: AOP Members Potluck on Tuesday, September 11 from noon to 1 p.m. in Strand Ag Hall Room 412; food provide by the Board. For more information please contact Laura Frye, AOP President-Elect at email@example.com
Library closure: The Valley Library will be closed for an annual in-service day for faculty and staff during intersession, Wednesday, Sept. 12. Although the library will not be open the main entrance on first and second floors will be unlocked for access to the outer lobby, ATM, phones and Java II. For more information please contact Kerrie.Cook@oregonstate.edu, or 541-737-4633.
Webinar, Clickers and Teacher Education: Roxanne Sorrick, Ed.D. Chair, Associate Professor & Head of Teacher Education, Hiram College will be giving a webinar on becoming more adept at basic technology skills and applications to gauge student learning with technology. She will also discuss the use of clickers in her early childhood methods coursework as both a testing too for content knowledge and will provide a demonstration of best practices in assessment. Sept. 12, 11 a.m. Register for free here: bit.ly/QKDCYN
New Registrar: Rebecca Mathern, new OSU Registrar, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2 to 4 p.m. Please plan to stop by the MU Living Room to welcome Rebecca to OSU.
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.
NEW! AOP-Association of Office Professionals vineyard tour: Join us Sept. 14 at 5:45 p.m. for a Woodhall Vineyard Tour with wine & cheese tasting (friends, co-workers, spouses, partners welcome). For more information please contact Laura Frye, AOP President-Elect at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! Memorial for Alexis Walker: The OSU Community is invited to a ‘A Celebration of Life for Alexis Walker’ Monday, Sept. 17 at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Alexis lost her courageous battle with cancer on July 8. The afternoon will begin at 1 p.m. with sharing of memories of Alexis in the Willamette Room, Alumni Center followed with a reception at 2 p.m. in the Living Room, Alumni Center. For those unable to attend and wish to send a memory or card to be shared with Alexis’s family, please forward to Michelle Mahana, #123 Women’s Building or email@example.com
NEW! Student Success Center grand opening: A grand opening celebration for the new Student Success Center will be held on Sept. 18, in conjunction with University Day. The celebration takes place at 2:30 p.m. The Center is located at 671 S.W. 26th St., next to the CH2M HILL Alumni Center.
NEW! Extension Open House: OSU Extension Service, Benton County in conjunction with Benton County Finance, Tax and Assessment, Juvenile and Human Resources will be hosting an open house on Sept. 12, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Benton County Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way. Door prizes, refreshments, free well water screening, plant clinic and pH soil testing will be available. For more information: 541-766-6750 or http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton
NEW! Garden festival: Learn many gardening tips at the 2012 Fall Gardening Festival, sponsored by Oregon State University Extension Service – Lane County Master Gardener Association. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C Street, Springfield.
NEW! Research Office New Faculty Orientation: New faculty are invited to come Oct. 11 to hear an overview of services that support faculty success in research such as navigating rules and regulations, successes in funding, preparing and submitting proposals, technology transfer and more. The event will include a panel discussion on working with Federal agencies such as NSF and AFOSR. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please register online at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php . Contact Tracy Elmshaeuser at 737-3467 for more information.
New employee breakfast: The fourth annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast will be held on University Day, Sept. 18, at 8:30 a.m. in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. All employees who have joined or will join us between September 2011 and September 2012 will be welcome for breakfast and conversation. New employees must register for this event. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/events/universityday/schedule to register.
University Day: Save-the-date! Sept. 18, University Day; where you can get a free BBQ lunch, learn what’s new at the Expo, start off the day at 10:30 a.m. by celebrating this year’s University Day award winners and wrap it up with the grand opening of the Student Success Center at 2:30. Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/events/universityday/
Kids Day for Conservation: The tenth annual Kids Day for Conservation will be held Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds Arena building. It is a natural resource event organized by more than 40 organizations, agencies, and businesses. There are a variety of activities suitable for children and young adults. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/KDC or to volunteer call 541-766-6750.
News for Employees
NEW! RecSports Recreation Services Desk Extended Hours: The Recreation Services desk will have extended hours from Sept. 24 through Oct. 5 (M-R 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Summer memberships, annual memberships, and summer locker rentals will expire on Friday, Sept. 28. Purchase a fall or annual membership at the Recreation Services Desk, (541) 737-3736, or download a payroll deduction form from our website.
NEW! Honors College scholarships: The University Honors College invites nominations for two $2,500 scholarships. The Joe Hendricks Scholarship for Academic Excellence is open to all Honors students, and the Janet Richens Wiesner University Honors College Scholarship for Undergraduate Women in Science is awarded to an outstanding female Honors student majoring in science (broadly defined). Nominations can be made with a brief letter of support. Multiple nominations are accepted. A directory of Honors students is available at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/saphp/studentsearch.php. Please send nominations or direct questions to Kevin Stoller (firstname.lastname@example.org) The deadline for receipt of nominations is Sept. 24.
NEW! Financial help: One-on-One Financial consultations with Fidelity will be available Sept. 19. To schedule, go to www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or call 800-642-7131. A workshop, Getting on the Right Path, takes place Sept. 19. noon to 1 p.m., MU 208 La Raza. Presented by John Harris, Fidelity. To register, visit the OSU Professional Development website http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php
NEW! TIAA-CREF counseling sessions: If you would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Financial Counselor, he will be on campus for individual consultations in October. Shane can answer your questions regarding the Tax Deferred Investment and Optional Retirement Programs with TIAA-CREF. The sessions will be held on Oct. 3 and Oct. 5. To sign up, call (800) 732-8353 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., or schedule online.
NEW! Women’s research and resource symposium: The OSU Women’s Research & Resource Symposium has been moved to Oct. 31. Deadline for abstract submission is now 9 a.m., Oct. 8. 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. Submissions must be of original work. To enter, please register at https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5039 The abstract should be no longer than 250 words. Questions? Email: email@example.com
NEW! Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Course: OSU Extension Benton County Volunteer Program. Would you like to increase your knowledge of energy saving and sustainable living practices at home? Do you like to meet people and to give back to your community? 8 week course starts Oct. 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m. + 2 Saturday field days, Benton County Sunset Building. Registration deadline Sept. 28. Cost $50, bring a friend and share materials & cost. Contact Jody.Einerson@oregonstate.edu 541-766-6311.
NEW! Master gardener orientation: Orientation for the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program in Lane County will be held Dec. 5 and classes will meet Wednesdays, Jan. 9 through March 13, 2013 from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. The Master Gardener curriculum provides volunteers with information and references on subjects such as plant botany, tree identification, native plants, ornamental and edible gardening, soil management, lawns, weed identification, and pest and disease management. Applications are available at extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens.
NEW! Research blog: Follow OSU scientific divers below Antarctica – see “Research Under Ice”
NEW! General Research Fund (GRF) Fall 2012: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Fall 2012 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Complete program description and application: . http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 737-8390. Deadline for submission: Oct. 15.
Parking permit sales: Take advantage of the ON-LINE 2012-2013 permit sales. Apply at https://secure.onid.oregonstate.edu/login?service=tps_aims. You must login with your ONID username and password. Verify your work address and vehicle information by marking the appropriate box(es). You may pay by credit card or payroll deduction. The permit will be mailed to you or you may pick it up at the TAPS office by showing your OSU ID card. If you prefer to print out and mail in your forms, the information is located at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/facilities/taps/faculty/staffpermit .
Tuition Discount for family members at other institutions: Deadline is Sept. 10 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Fall 2012-13. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee
Bike Commute Challenge kicks off: Now through Sept. 30, you can ride your bicycle to work and reap some sweet rewards. Everyone who rides at least seven days during the month is eligible to receive 10 percent discounts on bike gear and parts from participating bike dealers, three of them in Corvallis. Prize drawings will be held weekly for anyone who logs at least one trip during the week. Go to http://www.bikecommutechallenge.com to register. Press “I’m new this year” or “I rode last year,” select Oregon State University as your team, and enter your information. The Captain for OSU is Rainier Farmer, 541-737-7080, email@example.com.
Vice Provost Awards for Excellence: The Division of University Outreach and Engagement invites nominations of individuals or teams of individuals who have significantly advanced the mission of outreach and engagement. Award categories include: service, strategic impact, program support, innovation and diversity. Award winners receive $1,000 provided as OSU funds in a services and supplies index and a commemorative plaque. Deadline: Sept. 24. More information: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/vice-provost-awards Questions: contact Jackie Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-1382.
Pachyderm Multimedia Learning Module Workshop: Create dynamic interactive web presentations and mobile learning modules that combine video, audio, photos, images and text using OSU’s Pachyderm authoring tool. Faculty, staff and students are invited to this free, two-day hands-on training Sept. 19-20 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch provided. Limited enrollment. RSVP by 9/12. Competitive mini-grants ($1,500) are available to support module development. Find out more about Pachyderm . Click here to register. For more info contact Jeff Hino.
Grants webinar: The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry presents its 4th Innovation Webinar: “Government Grants for Translating Research to Innovations,” Sept. 20, noon. Securing government funding is often an instrumental part of translating academic research into large-scale innovations and independent business ventures. Learn where and how to write an impactful proposal. The event is free, but registration is required. http://goo.gl/AkFdg
Supervisors training: Registration is open for the no cost, 2-Day “OSU Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors program,” scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Memorial Union. This training program is sponsored by Training & Organizational Effectiveness and developed for employees who currently supervise/manage at OSU. Deadline for registration is Sept. 14. http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_view.php?crse_id=274?.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
The Oregon Sea Grant Program invites applicants for a 12-month, part-time, Videographer 2 position. Minimum required qualifications include 5 years of television production videography experience including at least two years of broadcast quality experience. See complete duties and qualifications online. Posting # 0009615. Closes Sept. 11.
OSU-Cascades in Bend is recruiting for a part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) Office Specialist 2 position. This position works within the Teacher and Counselor Education and the HDFS (Human Development & Family Science) programs at OSU-Cascades. Posting # 0009629 Closes Sept. 11.
The Extended Campus invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), Office Specialist 2 position in Oregon State University’s Division of Outreach and Engagement and reports to the Office Manager. Posting # 0009610. Closes Sept. 12.
Systems Analyst. F/T position in OSU’s Business Affairs/ID Center. Posting #0009618. Closes Sept. 13.
Printing & Mailing Services invites applications for a full-time, Administrative Program Assistant. This is a Pre-Press, Web/ Print, Graphic Design, Customer Service, Order Processing Position. Posting #0009636. Closes Sept. 14.
The Biochemistry & Biophysics Department invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), Office Specialist 2 position. Apply to University Office Specialist 2 pool, posting # 0009231. Closes Sept. 14.
The Linus Pauling Institute invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Communications Officer position. Posting # 0009633. Closes Sept. 14.
Accountant 1, Business & Engineering Business Center. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position with a starting salary of $3004/monthly + benefits. Posting #0009577. For full consideration Sept. 4. Closes Sept. 14.
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month fixed term Program Coordinator. The OSU Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC), is an administrative unit under the Research Office. Posting # 0009630. Closes Sept. 14.
The department of Outreach and Engagement invites applications for a for a full-time, fixed-term, Oregon Open Campus Education Coordinator. This position will also include a County Leader assignment at 0.20 FTE in Tillamook County. The Education Coordinator will be a team member of the Division of University Outreach and Engagement’s Oregon Open Campus and will have regional responsibilities. Posting # 0009606. Closes Sept. 15.
The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term, Benefits Consultant position. Posting #0009622. Closes Sept. 19.
The Department of Extension & Experiment Station Communications invites applications for a Publishing Leader. This is a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, professional faculty position. Posting # 0009623. Closes Sept. 26.
The OSU Alumni Association is seeking an experienced alumni professional to develop, lead and manage regional volunteer networks. The successful candidate will work with volunteers to develop programs to engage alumni within high-priority lifecycles: recent grads, families and mature alumni. This position will primarily develop and implement programs in California – home to more than 16,000 OSU alumni. www.osualum.com/jobs
INTO OSU has an immediate need for an IT Manager. This technical position is responsible for managing the integration of OSU academic systems to meet the needs of INTO OSU. The IT Manager is required to pro-actively manage and take ownership of assigned systems issues and development projects involving the student information system and related systems. For a complete job description and additional details, please email Rhonda Maillard at email@example.com.
Traffic and Maintenance
Benton Hall: Please be advised two dying trees on the west side of Benton Hall will be removed before fall classes begin. The parking areas and walkways South and West of Benton Hall will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the removal. This shutdown will begin at 6 a.m., Sept. 10 and should end by 5 p.m., Sept. 14.
East Radiation Center: Due to the scheduled tree removal of declining maple trees and equipment access, the south half of the East Radiation Center parking lot will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the tree removal. Also affected is the entrance from Jefferson Street that will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the tree removal. This shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. Sept. 13 and should reopen by 5 p.m., Sept. 14.
Fairbanks: Due to contractor staging associated with the Women’s Pool upgrade the west bay of the Fairbanks Hall West Lot is temporarily closed. The area should be reopened by 5 p.m. Sept. 14.
Key Shop: Oregon State University’s Facilities Services Key Shop, would like to announce new hours of operation. The Key Shops hours of operation will change to 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, beginning Sept. 4; with these new hours the Key Shop will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m.
Jefferson: Due to the installation of new underground utilities, Jefferson St. from 35th to 26th St. will experience intermittent congestion and delays up to 20 minutes. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The shutdown will end by 4 p.m. Sept. 28.
Corvallis: Well it may look like fall out there right now, but that rain will clear up quickly and the sunshine is determined to return. Highs will reach into the 70s by Tuesday, and possibly up to 90 by Thursday as summer tries to dance its way back for another week or so.
Central Oregon: Smoke from forest fires will likely dominate the landscape for a few more days, but as it clears out, the sun will keep things in the high 70s to low 80s this week.