Art exhibit shows ‘heart’ of new center (Gazette-Times)
Research and outreach associated with Latinos and Latinas in Oregon has a new platform at Oregon State University.
OSU officials responded to the news almost immediately by offering counseling and support services. Among the first to respond were professionals from OSU’s Student Care Team.
Decades years later, the former Sherwood girl is working on her Ph.D. in marine biology at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute and joined an international research team studying cetaceans such as whales, dolphins and porpoises. Her fascination has taken her to French Polynesia, Hawaii and the South Pacific via two research grants.
Healthy kids make good students (Estacada News)
Estacada will become one of several testing grounds over the next three years as the Oregon State University Extension Service works to de-code how local communities influence child health and wellness. The project, under the direction of the Family & Community Health program of the Oregon State University Extension Service, is intended as an effort to improve student and community health.
Oregon State University professor of geography Aaron Wolf, recognized for his work in mediating water disputes around the world, is featured in the new book, Ecoliterate, which tells stories of activists, educators, and young people from across the nation who are creatively addressing issues related to coal, oil, food, and water.
OSU-Cascades takes first step in developing club sports program (Gazette-Times)
Willlamette River wins Theiss International Riverprize (Willamette Initiative)
Dozens of grassroots organizations, government agencies, scientists and business owners are working to protect and restore the Willamette. Since 2008, Meyer’s Willamette River Initiative has served as a backbone organization to coordinate restoration efforts across this large, complex system in cooperation with four core partners – the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. (see also Gazette-Times)
When ‘Zombees’ attack (Daily Beast)
Oregon State University honeybee specialist Ramesh Sagili reported the state’s first ZomBee in early September, but he said he doubts the zombie fly poses any real threat to the species—at least, beyond the threat that’s already known.
Dry spell could end by Friday (Gazette-Times)
According to the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University, September 2012 was the third-driest statewide in 118 years
Umpqua vineyards see bountiful harvest (Register-Guard)
Growers endured back-to-back below average yields in 2010 and 2011, which had two of the cooler summers in the past half century. Temperatures were 5 to 6 degrees below average, Oregon State Extension Service horticulturist Steve Renquist said. (see also Capital Press)
Preparing the state for an emergency (News-Guard)
The probability of a major Cascadia Subduction Zone quake is high; an earthquake similar to the 2011 Tohoku quake that devastated Japan has a 40 percent chance of occurring near Coos Bay during the next 50 years according to a recently published study directed by Oregon State University professor Chris Goldfinger.
State of the University
State of the University: President Ed Ray will present his State of the University Address titled ‘Seeing the Landscape,’ during today’s Faculty Senate Meeting in the LaSells Stewart Center, beginning at 3 p.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. The meeting also will be webcast at http://live.oregonstate.edu/
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 and more. Includes a panel discussion on working with Federal agencies. Breakfast and lunch provided. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php For more information: 541-737-3467.
NEW! Professional Learning Community Showcase: Effective Practices for Designing and Teaching Hybrid Courses, Oct. 11, 1 to 2 p.m., Valley Library (Willamette East & West). This workshop for faculty interested in development and delivery of hybrid courses will summarize recognized best practices in blended learning. Information will also be provided about participation in the Hybrid Course Development Pilot Program, including tips for writing a strong proposal to participate in Winter or Spring 2013. Register at http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/71815
‘Ethnic Notions’ documentary: A documentary on prejudice and stereotypes will be screened on Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m., in the MU Journey Room. Ethnic Notions is Marlon Riggs’ Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Requests for accommodations related to disability: email@example.com: or calling 541-737-0715.
Design Psychology Workshops: Toby Israel will present three workshops on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Milam Hall 215: 9 to 10:30 a.m.: Matching People and Place through Design Psychology; noon to 1:30 p.m.: Using Design Psychology to Create Ideal Place; 3:30 to 5 p.m.: Oasis: Healing by Design Psychology. Free. Questions: Contact School of Design and Human Environment (541-737-3796).
Trees on campus: At the Oct. 11 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Joe Majeski of Facilities Services will discuss the care of trees on campus. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.
NEW! Professional Learning Community Showcase: Incorporating Service-Learning into Your Courses, Oct. 11, 2 to 3 p.m., Valley Library (Willamette East & West) This workshop is for faculty interested in incorporating service-learning into new or existing courses. We will discuss opportunities, challenges, and best practices in service-learning, including how to make the experience meaningful for both students and community partners. Register: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/71815/
TAC Webinar: Collaboration in Blackboard Teaching Tactics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Learn about wikis, blogs, journals and discussion forums in Blackboard. Oct 11, 2: to 2:50 p.m.. Please register for this webinar http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=653. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
Faculty senate: The Oct. 11 Faculty Senate agenda is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2012/1011/. Agenda items include: consideration of two Category I proposals and revisions to the Baccalaureate Core Perspectives Category; discussion of proposed revisions to the Post-Tenure Review Guidelines and three eSET topics; and President Ray will present his State of the University Address titled ‘Seeing the Landscape.’ 3 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. All Faculty Senate meetings are webcast at http://live.oregonstate.edu/.
NEW! Professional Learning Community Showcase: Global Learning Initiative, Larry Becker, Global Learning Initiative Coordinator, Oct. 11, 3 to 4 p.m. During Spring 2012, 13 OSU faculty members participated in a Global Learning Community. This workshop session will discuss classroom approaches to teaching with cross-cultural and international perspectives and content. The workshop will provide a preview of future Global Learning Communities planned for Winter and Spring 2013. Register http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/72575/
CL@SE research symposium: The Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE) invites you to participate in its first Research Symposium to be held at the Valley Library Willamette Seminar Room on Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m. It will consist of a poster exhibit of current (or recent) studies that OSU faculty and/or community organizations are involved in regarding Latino/a issues. For a full list of CL@SE inaugural week events, go to: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/content/highlights
Sopranos actor visits OSU: Joe Pantoliano will speak about the stigma of mental health and screen segments of his documentary “No Kidding, Me 2!!” on Oct. 11, 7 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets not required but seating is limited. DVD and books will be available for purchase.
NEW! The Red Room Improvised Music Series: Featuring Thomas Helton, bass from Texas, Thursday Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Interzone Cafe, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. All ages- $5 at the door. Supported by the OSU music department. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Red-Room-Improvised-Music-Series/432200180154944?fref=ts
Readers Theatre: The Majestic Theatre presents a staged reading of Wendy Wasserstein’s political play An American Daughter Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by political incidents during the Clinton administration, this play is especially important in this heated presidential season. OSU faculty and students will be appearing. This is a free event.
How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research: Kevin Ahern, director for Undergraduate Research will present a workshop for students aimed at getting started with undergraduate research. Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium.
NEW! 10 Tips to Building a Perfect Resume: Learn how to use these 10 Tips to building a successful resume. Nancy Hawkins will present on Wednesday Oct. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m.in Kidder Hall room 202. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
NEW! Training Days: Register now for the 2012 Training Days event, Nov. 13-14 – offering 78 unique training sessions covering a broad spectrum of topics. Ken Thrasher, former President and CEO with Fred Meyer and OSU alum is our keynote. Training Days Reception sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis will follow keynote. For more information and to register for this event, go to: http://businessservices.oregonstate.edu/trainingdays.
Global Opportunities Fair: Friday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., MU Ballroom. International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) organizes this annual fair to showcase the education abroad opportunities available to OSU students.
Beaver Strides Online Registration and Kickoff Open House: Fall term Beaver Strides online registration is happening now. http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/beaverstrides . The Beaver Strides Kickoff Open House takes place Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.in Plageman 322. Register ahead of time and pick up your free pedometers, tracking booklets and be entered to win prizes. Beaver Strides is a free physical activity program that encourages our participants to “step it up.”
Music à la Carte: Popular Russian duo “White Fort,” (aka “The Two Siberians,”) is comprised of Yuriy Matveyev, guitar, and Artyom Yakushenko, violin, who both originally hail from Irkutsk, Siberia. They will perform at noon, Oct. 12, in the Memorial Union Lounge. Admission is free.
Be Well Walk & Run: All are welcome to attend the Be Well 5k Walk & Run on Friday, Oct. 12, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the MU Quad. The run is a 5k (3.1 mi) distance while the walk is a 1 mile distance. The event is free and open to all of the OSU community. Check-in for the event is at 3 p.m. Registration will be available soon on our Be Well blog.
Local author reading: “Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6,” a reading by Susan Jackson Rodgers, will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library on the OSU campus. Rodgers is the author of two books of stories: “Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6” (2012) and “The Trouble With You Is” (2004). Info: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/wlf/
UpBeat Cafe: The monthly Paths to Happiness workshop, led by OSU’s Winston McCullough, takes place Oct. 13, in Dennis Hall, corner of 9th and Monroe. There is Meditation from 11:30-noon, Yoga from noon-1:30, and the workshop from 2:30-5:30 p.m. The theme this month is “Virtue”. In the evening is the Upbeat Café. The evening starts with a dinner, accompanied by a live band, followed by a brief presentation by McCullough. For more information, go to www.upbeatcafe.org
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter – How to Make them a Part of Your Job Search: Lea McLeod, Founder of Degrees in Transition will be speaking on using social media in your job search on Tuesday Oct. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in the OSU Library: Willamette East & West Rooms.
Lectures and seminars
NEW! University Outreach and Engagement Strategic Conference: “Advancing the Engagement Mission,” featuring a keynote address by Barbara Holland and Judith Ramaley, both leaders in the area of community engagement and faculty at Virginia Tech’s Engagement Academy, followed by a faculty panel discussion and reception. The three-day conference will take place Oct. 29-31, with the keynote on Oct. 29, 1:45 p.m at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Learn more and register online at outreach.oregonstate.edu/conference.
Tribal archives discussion: The OSU Library Faculty Association’s 2012/2013 Library Faculty Seminar Series will begin on Oct. 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Moving from Institute to Network: Reflections on the Oregon Tribal Archives Institute chronicles a two-year project including the culminating event, the OSU-hosted Oregon Tribal Archives Institute held in August. The presentation will take place in the Willamette Industries Seminar Rooms on the third floor of the Valley Library (VL 3622): For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tsunami seminar: Professor Harry Yeh will discuss the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami in Fukushima on Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m. in Kearney Hall, Room 112. Yeh will discuss the ecological impacts by tsunami and the persistent effects in the environment due particularly to the absence of human influence in the area, as well as the performance of coastal protective structures, primarily seawalls. Based on our analysis, a failure-resistant seawall design is proposed.
Speech Communication Colloquium: Gerald Voorhees will present “The Sportification of Games: Neoliberalism, Masculinity and the Erasure of Play” on Friday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Shepard Hall 106. This research examines the cultural implications of the refiguration of digital games as sports.
College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Peggy Cherng, co-founder of Panda Express will present “Projecting Passion: Inspiring the Panda Culture” on Oct. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium. Peggy Cherng, an OSU alumna, will share how a small business grew into a global company and created a culture of its own. Free. For more information: 541-713-8044 or business.oregonstate.edu/about/ddls
Interview seminar: How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions. Want to feel more prepared? Increase your confidence and effectiveness by learning how to answer difficult interview questions! Nancy Hawkins from Trimble Navigation Limited will present on Thursday Oct. 18 in Kidder Hall, Room 202 from 11 a.m. to noon.
How to Search & Secure an Internship in 4 Steps: This workshop will help you learn how to develop strategies and techniques to enhance your internship search. Andy Frey and Marian Moore will present on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in Kidder Hall room 202. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
News for Employees
NEW! Recreational Sports Pac-12 Fitness Challenge: Did you take a walk today? Simple activities that are already a part of your daily routine can earn you prizes and help the beavers gain points for the week of Oct. 22-28. Go to the pac12fitnesschallenge on Facebook to log points during that week! There will be many fun and free opportunities to be active during the fitness challenge week: Oct. 22, Sports Conditioning, 4-5 p.m., McAlexander Fieldhouse. Oct. 24, Beaver Bootcamp, 5:15-6:15 p.m., McAlexander Fieldhouse. Oct. 26, Singles Table Tennis Tournament, 5-10 p.m., McAlexander Fieldhouse. Oct. 27, Zumba Party, noon – 1 p.m., Dixon Lower Gym.
TIAA-CREF counseling sessions: To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Financial Counselor for Nov. 6-8, call (800) 732-8353 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., or schedule online, https://publictools.tiaa-cref.org/tools/appmanager/toolsportal/desktop?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=advice_and_counseling_page .
Staff/Faculty Child Care Subsidy: Friday, Oct. 12, noon is the deadline for application
The child care subsidy for staff and faculty is made possible through an endowment at the OSU Foundation and the volunteer work of the Friend Raisers, who oversee the subsidy program. It is a need-based subsidy created to help augment the high cost of child care. Visit our website or drop by our office for application materials: http://oregonstate.edu/childcare/home
Student Affairs quarterly newsletter, OSU Perspective now available on line: http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/assessment-osu-perspective Volume 10 (1), September, 2012 Contents: National Survey of Student Engagement Slated for Winter, 2013, at OSU, Access at OSU, Introducing New Research, Evaluation, and Planning GA, Creating a Culture of Inquiry in Student Affairs, Promoting Healthy Minds, Hearts, and Lives.
Career Services October 2012 Newsletter: Take a look at up-coming events, seminars, and resources sponsored by OSU Career Services: http://www.scoop.it/t/october-2012-newsletter
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 email@example.com or (541) 737-8390. Deadline for submission: Oct. 15.
NIH – Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent. The NIH – Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Letter of intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/NIH-DEI-DP5. Information: Debbie Delmore firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to Research Office, Incentive Programs: Oct. 15.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
INTO OSU invites applications for the position of Manager, International Admissions and Academic Support. The Manager of International Admissions and Academic Support is responsible for the oversight and direction of the enrollment process including initial inquiry and application for students to all programs handled by the OSU Office of International Admissions and the matriculation, enrollment and progression from all INTO OSU-administered programs. For immediate consideration, please contact Rhonda Maillard at 541-737-8899 or email@example.com
The Research Office invites applications for two full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator positions. The IRB Coordinator will assist the IRB Administrator in managing the privileged and confidential institutional review and approval process of proposed research activities involving human subjects to protect their safety, rights, and welfare. Posting # 0009690. Closes Oct. 15.
University Housing & Dining Services – Dining Unit is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Assistant, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0009757. Closes Oct. 17.
This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 10 hours per week), Education Program Assistant 1 for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH), at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately (1 year, with the possibility of up to 2 years) from the appointment begin date. This position will be located in the Marion County Extension office in Salem. Posting # 0009747 Closes Oct. 17.
Printing & Mailing Services is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Assistant-Pre-Press/Graphic Design Customer Representative, full-time 1.0 FTE position. Posting #0009731. Closes Oct. 17.
The Clackamas County Extension Office in Oregon City invites applicants to apply for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. The position provides Tree School clerical and registration support, registration processes for Small Farms School and other Extension educational activities. This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon. Posting # 0009778 to apply. Closes Oct. 18.
Program Representative 2 – The Office of Sponsored Programs invites applications for two (2) full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Representative 2 positions (working title is Assistant Grant and Contract Officer). Posting #0009763. Closes Oct. 19.
University Housing & Dining Services Residential Education Unit is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Specialist, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0009740. Closes Oct. 19.
The Office of Business Affairs/Office of Post Award Administration Office invites applications for an Office Specialist 2. Posting #0009782. Closes Oct. 19.
INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Systems Integration Manager at OSU. The System Integrations Manager is responsible for managing the integration of OSU academic systems to meet the needs of INTO OSU. Closes Oct. 21. To apply or for additional information, please contact Rhonda Maillard at 541-737-8899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) invites applications for a full-time, 12 months, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0009777. Closes Oct. 22.
Chief Startup Officer. The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) seeks an individual with executive experience in at least two startup companies to facilitate the development and growth of new companies based on OSU research. Posting# 0009709. Closes Oct. 22.
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Department of Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC). EESC is the educational media support unit for the OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. Posting # 0009779. Closes Oct. 24.
OSU Conference Services is seeking a full-time Marketing Manager for a fast paced/growing conferences office to promote OSU as a Conference Destination. Position #0009751. Closes Oct. 26.
The Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Faculty and Course Development Specialist position. This is an internal search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees only. Posting # 0009785. Closes Oct. 26.
The University Honors College invites applications for the position of Associate Dean. The role of the Associate Dean is to help provide innovative, pro-active leadership for the University Honors College. Appointment will be made from within the ranks of current OSU tenured or tenure-track faculty. This is a 12-month, .5 FTE fixed term professional faculty appointment. Posting # 0009640. Closing date is Oct. 31.
The Research Office invites applications for two full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator positions. The IRB Coordinator will assist the IRB Administrator in managing the privileged and confidential institutional review and approval process of proposed research activities involving human subjects to protect their safety, rights, and welfare. Posting # 0009737. Closes Nov. 16.
INTO OSU invites applications for an Executive Assistant to provide support to the OSU Academic Programs, International Admissions Directors, and Center Director. For immediate consideration, please contact HR Manager, Rhonda Maillard at email@example.com or 541-737-8899. Position open until filled.
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
Traffic and Maintenance
ALS: Due to the failing booster pumping station all industrial & domestic water in Ag Life Sciences, will be temporarily shut down. This will affect all active lab work involving the use of water, chemicals or other hazardous substances, fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets, or other laboratory equipment must be discontinued for the duration of the shutdown for the health and safety of the building occupants. All restrooms and domestic water will be turned off including drinking fountains, lab sinks, emergency eyewash and shower units. The shutdown will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 and should end by 7 a.m. Oct. 12.
Jefferson Way: Due to the Power Grid Upgrade Project, Jefferson Way between 26th & 30th Street will experience congestion, delays, parking closure & one way traffic. Exceptions will be made for service deliveries, emergency vehicles & limited public traffic. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The east bound lane will remain open, only the west bound lane & parking will be closed. Oct. 8, close the first 8 parking spaces on Jefferson & 30th. Oct. 15, extend the closure to Sackett Way. Oct. 22, extend the closure to 26th.
Gilbert Addition: Due to renovations, restrooms 2 and 3 in Gilbert Addition will be temporarily shut down. Building water will need to be shut off temporarily for short periods of time but this will only be done after hours. This closure should end by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.
Dearborn: Due to renovations, rooms 106A and the adjoining room 107 in Dearborn Hall are going to be renovated to create two new ADA restrooms. Room 0001A will be used by the contractor to install new plumbing for the restrooms. Building water will need to be shut off temporarily for short periods of time but this will only be done after hours. Demolition will occur Oct. 3 and there will be noise throughout the day. The room closures will end by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.
Corvallis: “For suddenly, I saw you there, and through foggy London town the sun was shining everywhere.” -George Gershwin. Today’s thick morning fog will dissipate into sunshine, but it may be the last we see for awhile, as clouds and rain are heading our way. Today’s high will be 72 with a low tonight of 44.
Central Oregon: Today’s high will be 76 with plenty of sunshine, and a low overnight of 43, but clouds head in tomorrow and there will be a slight chance of rain by tomorrow night.