OSU Today

Thursday, Oct. 18, 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.

Daily multivitamin may slightly lower men’s risk for cancer (Huffington Post)

Balz Frei, a professor and director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University who was not involved in the research, said in a statement commenting on the study that percent decrease in cancer risk is “not small.” “Given that more than 1.6 million new cancer cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, this translates into about 130,000 cancers prevented every year, and with it all the health care costs and human suffering,” Frei said in the statement. (see also KTVZ, Health Canal)

Commander’s House going home to historic Oregon fort (KVAL)

Oregon State University archaeologist Dr. David Brauner told Benton County that if General Sheridan were to go to the house today, he would recognize it.

Freshmen, sophomores lead OSU-Cascades growth (KTVZ)

Oregon State University – Cascades launched the 2012-2013 academic year with an anticipated enrollment of just over 1,000 students, including 237 students taking lower-level courses at Central Oregon Community College in preparation for transferring to OSU-Cascades.

 Slacklining: ‘It’s a lot of core strength’ (KVAL)

Professional slackliners were at Oregon State University Monday and Tuesday showing off their skills and helping others learn the sport. Gibbons Slacklines partnered with Dodge and Fiat to host a professional slacklining campus tour.

1.8M grant to promote healthy snacking (La Grande Observer)

“We are hoping to make healthy food more accessible. If it is right there youths are more likely to choose it,” said Patty Herron of the Union County OSU Extension Service, who will be helping run the SNACZ program by working with the adult leaders of 4-H clubs.

OSU’s Stacey Edwards awarded $15,000 for anti-smoking campaign (LIFE@OSU)

Stacey Edwards, health educator at the Oregon State University Department of Student Health Services, has received a $15,000 grant from the American Thoracic Society Foundation/American Lung Association in Oregon. The award will provide funding for her project “Reducing Non-daily Smoking among OSU Students.”

MABEL mimics human gait (Design News)

MABEL was developed by researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) and the University of Michigan, who took their cues from human locomotion to create a walking and running robot with a spring in its step — literally, OSU assistant professor Jonathan Hurst, who led the robot’s mechanical design, said in an interview with Design News. Professor Jessy Grizzle at Michigan was in charge of MABEL’s control engineering.

OSU research: Diatoms may have biofuel payoff (Corvallis Advocate)

At Oregon State University, chemical engineering professor Greg Rorrer’s work with diatoms has garnered interest ranging from National Geographic to the National Science Foundation, which recently awarded his department a $2 million grant.

Run With Color race preview (OregonLive)

Run with Color is taking place on the campus of Oregon State University on Sunday, November 11.

Suicide: For those left behind, for those in pain, and for those who can help (Corvallis Advocate)

Trying to find the people in need in a large population takes significant resources, staffing, and time. This is where institutions like Oregon State University can play a vital role in organizing, funding, training, and facilitating better suicide and mental health awareness in the broader community.

Today

Free Workshop @ The Valley Library: The OSU Libraries Fall 2012 Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series offers sessions on Mendeley (Oct. 18, 4 p.m.). Register for this and upcoming sessions at: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions? Contact hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

SEIU meeting: An SEIU Classified Workers meeting will be held Oct. 18, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the fourth floor conference room of the Linus Pauling Science Center. We will be updating those who attend on finances, CAPE, bargaining plans, and will have a discussion based on the Oct. 16 OUS alternative insurance presentation. A light lunch will be provided.

OSU mystery writer: At the Oct. 18 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Ron Lovell, emeritus professor of English and journalism, will discuss his career was a mystery writer. Triad meets in the LaSells Stewart Center, Ag Leaders Room, 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.

10 Tips to Building a Perfect Resume: Learn how to use these 10 Tips to building a successful Resume! Nancy Hawkins will present on Thursday Oct. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Kidder Hall room 202. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

TAC Webinar: NEO – New Educator Organization | Professional Development, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Are you new to teaching at OSU? Wondering where to find what you need, and who to ask? This webinar addresses commonly-asked questions and gives an overview of support available to instructors of all stripes. Oct. 18, 3 to 3:50 p.m. Register: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=657. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars

Homecoming parade and bonfire: Oct. 18, parade starts at 6 p.m., Sixth and Jefferson. Bonfire and pep rally at 7:15 p.m., parking lot south of Adams Avenue.

“Religion, the Presidency, and the 2012 Election:” This talk by political historian Mark Rozell, will be held Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Rozell will explore the role of religion in presidential decisions through time and the role faith is playing in the 2012 election. The free public event will be held at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center in the Construction & Engineering Hall. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/

How to Apply for URISC Awards: Kevin Ahern, Director for Undergraduate Research will present a workshop for students aimed at helping them to fill out URISC applications for the upcoming Nov. 5 deadline. The event will occur on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in ALS 4001.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Grand Opening of the James E. Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility: 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, S.W. 35th Street and Campus Way, Corvallis. The Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility will house Animal and Rangeland Sciences laboratories, modular classrooms, faculty offices, and an arena for showcasing animals as well as training students on agricultural equipment.

NEW! OSU Vet Med Chili Cookoff: For a $5 donation you can taste 15 different varieties of chili and have a bowl of hometown chili with all the fixins. All proceeds go to support scholarships for students in the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Stop by on Saturday, October 20, Magruder Hall, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and warm up with some yummy chili.

NEW! Turning Conflict Into Opportunity: Meet the new Ombuds, Sue Theiss, to learn about her new office, skills to help you manage conflict, and the importance of being a good bystander to support women through moments of professional adversity. Sponsored by OSU Women’s Network and open to all.  Nov. 15,  noon to 1:30 p.m. in Willamette Room, Valley Library. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/own/events

History of blackout at OSU: Come to the Alumni Center’s Willamette Room this Friday, Oct. 19 at noon to learn about the History of Beavers in Black! We will discuss the history of Blackout events at OSU, the history of Black-Face in our country, and lead an engaging discussion regarding how we all, as members of the OSU community, can progress toward an inclusive campus environment.

Music a la Carte: Oct. 19 – The Julians, Female Vocal Quartet from Portland. Noon, MU Lounge.

Broadway in the MU: Oct. 19. Featuring 2012 Alumni Fellow and Broadway singer from Porgy and Bess, Roosevelt Credit, MU Lounge, 3:15 p.m.

RecSports Alumni Tailgate: RecSports invites you to tailgate with RecSports faculty, staff, students and other RecSports alumni on Homecoming Weekend (Oct. 20, 2-hours before game time, outside of Dixon’s West Entry). Join us for snacks and socializing! Learn more here: http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/recsports-alumni-tailgate-saturday-oct-20

Learn about Ocean Acidification and Coastal Hypoxia: Free, public event at Tillamook Bay Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Discussion panel includes OSU scientists from College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (Jack Barth, Burke Hales, and George Waldbusser) and College of Science (Francis Chan), and Alan Barton from Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery. Details at www.piscoweb.org/node/522

Fall Career Fairs: University Wide Career Fair, Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Engineering Career Fair, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. There will be more than 185 employers from various industries and graduate schools attending. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/career.

Lectures and seminars

Building a Stairway on the Ivory Tower: Communicating Science to a Skeptical Public: Oct. 19. Presented by Ellen Bishop 2012 OSU Alumni Fellow, noon, Burt 193.

Dept. of Chemistry Linus C. Pauling Lecture: Speaker Robin Hochstrasser, the Donner Professor of Physical Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, will present “Tracking water molecules in proteins” on Friday Oct. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center (Construction and Engineering Hall). A reception will follow the lecture from 6 to 7.30 p.m.

How smart are octopuses?: Renowned octopus expert and retired Seattle Aquarium biologist Roland C. Anderson speaks about giant Pacific octopus intelligence – how smart are they, what can they do? The free public lecture starts at 2 p.m. Oct. 20, at the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Visitor Center in Newport, which is celebrating October as Octopus Month.

Understanding Long Term Care: Barb Koontz, Financial Advisor, CUSO Financial Services, L.P. and Diane Steeves, CLTC, Diane Steeves & Associates, present a “ Bring your Lunch and Learn” explaining LTC insurance and how it fits into retirement planning. Two workshops are Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 2 p.m., in MU Room 211. RSVP kallam@osufederal.com

Learn about Ocean Acidification and Coastal Hypoxia: Free, public  event at Tillamook Bay Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Discussion panel includes OSU scientists from College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (Jack Barth, Burke Hales, and George Waldbusser) and College of Science (Francis Chan), and Alan Barton from Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery. Details at www.piscoweb.org/node/522

News for Employees

NEW! Recreational Sports: Last Day for Payroll Deduction—Friday, Nov. 2 is the last day to sign up for payroll deduction for your membership. Payroll deduction breaks down the annual or 9-month membership costs into seven equal payments that will be deducted from your paycheck from November through May. Contact Recreation Services for more information at (541) 737-3736. The forms can be found on our website http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/payroll-deduction.

NEW! OSU Chapter of Sigma Xi nominations: Membership applications from faculty and students are invited for Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Applications submitted by Dec. 21 to Barbara M. Reed, reedbm@hort.oregonstate.edu will have their initiation fees and first year of membership paid by a special grant. Students may apply as associate members. Faculty with several research publications or patents will be initiated as full members. Qualifications and application forms may be found at  http://www.sigmaxi.org/member/join/index.shtml.

Faculty Senate Elections – Faculty with Split Appointments: Non-tenured faculty with split appointments between two units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Faculty Senate purposes. Faculty who do not choose will be placed in an apportionment unit by the Faculty Senate Office. Contact Vickie Nunnemaker by noon Oct. 22 to indicate your choice. Provide your name, the units you are split between and the one with which you prefer to be apportioned.

Faculty Senate Elections – Declining Senator Election – All currently employed academic, research and professional faculty are eligible to be elected to a Senator position and represent faculty in their respective apportionment unit. To decline being placed on the ballot, please access the form at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/vote/decline/comment.php no later than Nov. 1. All faculty are eligible to participate in the two below elections this fall.
1) Faculty Senate President-Elect and Interinstitutional Faculty Senator.
2) Faculty Senators.

Keck Foundation: The Keck Foundation seeks to support outstanding basic research in science, engineering and medicine that will have a significant impact in solving complex issues and problems. Guidelines for concept papers: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/keck. Information contact: Martha Coleman, OSU Foundation at Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for concept papers: Nov. 19.

Art submission deadline: The Giustina Gallery at the LaSells Stewart Center is accepting art submissions for the upcoming show, “Oregon Waterways: The Rich Abundance from Streams to Ocean.” Deadline is Oct. 22, 4 p.m. Online registration is https://conferences.bus.oregonstate.edu/Conference/november-art/registration or call 541-737-2402.

Jobs

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

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.

This recruitment if for one part-time (approximately 6 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH), affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences located in the Klamath County Extension office in Klamath Falls. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year from the appointment begin date. Posting # 0009799. Closes Oct. 20.

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 rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu.

The Research Office invites applications for one part-time (.20 FTE), 12 month Director of the Office of Research Integrity. This position is open to regular status OSU employees only. The Director has a critical role for overseeing the compliance programs and for coordinating activities of the compliance groups broadly across campus. Posting #0009802. Closes Oct. 22.

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.

The Benton County office of OSU Extension Service is recruiting for one full-time Office Assistant 2 position. To apply to posting, please visit Posting 0009808. Posting closes Oct. 23.

This recruitment is for one part-time (approximately 13 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH), affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences located in the Jackson County Extension office in Central Point. 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. Posting #0009797. Closes Oct. 23.

The OSU Child Development Center will begin review of applications in the University’s Early Childhood Associate Teacher pool on Oct. 25. Posting #0009190. Closes Oct. 24.

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.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 32 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) and Agriculture Department. 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 at the Warm Springs Extension office.  Posting # 0009833. Closes Oct. 26.

CAMP Academic Counselor – The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Academic Counselor position. Posting #0009789. Closes Oct. 26.

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 Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) off campus is recruiting for one part-time (approximately 30 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) at Oregon State University. 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 is located in Hillsboro. Posting # 0009795 to apply. Closes Oct. 28.

Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator – The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is seeking an Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator for its Construction Engineering program. Posting # 0009787. For full consideration, apply by Oct. 30.

Technical Services Coordinator, College of Engineering Information Technology. Position is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #0009814. Closes Oct. 31.

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.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for the Extension Curry County Office. This position will be located in Gold Beach, Oregon.  Posting # 0009834. Closes Nov. 2.

This recruitment is for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term Assistant Professor (Extension) position in Field Crops and Watershed Management and will be assigned to Malheur County. The appointment period is up to one year. This appointment will be reviewed for possible conversion to a fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Professor of Practice) position after the first year. This position is located in Ontario. Posting # 0009786. Closes Nov. 14.

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 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 rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu

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 rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8899. Position open until filled.

Traffic and Maintenance

Jefferson Way: Due to the Power Grid Upgrade Project, Jefferson Way between 26th & 30th Street will experience congestion, delays, parking closure & one way 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.

Weather

Corvallis: A beautiful sunrise over campus this morning heralds another sunny day, but rain is on the way. Today’s high will be 68, with a low tonight of 47. A chance of rain starts tonight, and showers are expected into next week.

Central Oregon: Today looks to be sunny with a high of 72 and a low tonight of 47, but there will be a slight chance of showers tomorrow, and the dim possibility of some snow by the weekend.

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