OSU Today

Friday, Oct. 19, 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.

Three methods of persuasion you can copy from Obama and Romney (Forbes)

“I couldn’t care less what people say about how they judge others,” said Dr. Frank Bernieri, an Oregon State University professor who conducts experiments in nonverbal communications. “I’m interested in what takes place instantaneously, reflexively, subconsciously and immediately.”

Does candidates math add up in the debate? (NPR)

We’ve called Robert Sahr. He’s a political scientist with Oregon State University. He happens to be spending the academic year at George Washington University here in Washington, D.C., and he’s done extensive work on the politics of the national debt. And he’s with us now.

 Design students launch online fashion magazine (Gazette-Times)

When Oregon State University apparel design students Erin Hatley and Olivia Echols walked into their first class of Design and Human Environment 299, they had visions of runway gear, not magazine layout.

No wars for water (Foreign Affairs)

Why climate change has not led to conflict. Aaron Wolf, professor of geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU, co-authored this piece.

OSU researchers demystify how oat fungus kills plants (SeedQuest)

Researchers at Oregon State University may have discovered why some grains are susceptible to a yield-reducing fungus. They’ve mapped out the battle that takes place inside a cell when the fungus Cochliobolus victoriae infects Arabidopsis thaliana, a small plant in the mustard family that’s used as a research model.

Enrollment growth seen in freshmen and sophomores at OSU-Cascades (Cascade Business News)

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. This reflects an overall enrollment increase of 6.5 percent and a 37 percent increase in freshmen and sophomores.

Female red king crabs collected in Alaska for new study (Fish Update)

AKCRRAB biologists from the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Oregon State University will use the larvae in a new study designed to optimize the diet of larval king crab, funded by Alaska Sea Grant.

Today

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday

Film Showings – Terry Baker on Field and Off: 
Join OSU Special Collections and Archives for a showing of historic film 
footage of Beaver athlete and Heisman Trophy Winner Terry Baker. 
Clips include game highlights from the 1962 football season and a 1963 TV 
documentary on Baker. Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 
the Special Collections and Archives reading room, fifth floor of the Valley Library.

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.

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

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! External Review: All students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in a conversation with external reviewers who will be at OSU as part of the self-study of all university efforts related to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Please attend the open session on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m., in the MU Journey Room. Live stream/interaction will be available (live.oregonstate.edu). The self-study and appendices are available on the Office of Equity and Inclusion website: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/self-study-report.

NEW! Harry Potter music event: On Sunday Oct. 28, costumed Muggles and Wizards alike should descend upon the LaSells Stewart Center for an afternoon of interactive fun, refreshments and music celebrating the Harry Potter books and movies. At 1 p.m., the lobby of LaSells will be transformed into Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, and at 3 p.m., the Corvallis-OSU Symphony will perform music from the film in Austin Auditorium. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. They are available at Grass Roots Books & Music, Gracewinds Music and online at http://cosusymphony.org

How to Find Hidden Jobs:  Did you know that up to 80 percent of jobs are “Hidden Jobs”?  Learn how to find and apply for them!  Loni Hartman will present on Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon in OSU Library:  Willamette East & West.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Beavers Wanted:  How to have Success at the Career Fair:   Learn ways to attract the employer’s attention at the Career Fair!  Doug Rice and Chris Staley will present on Oct. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the OSU Library:  Willamette East & West Rooms.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Graduate Study:   Learn how to choose and apply to graduate school.  Sarah Rathbun will present on Tuesday Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to noon in the OSU Library:  Willamette East & West Rooms.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Interview 2 Win:  This seminar will guide you through the interview process and prepare you for the road ahead!   Len Holmes will present on Oct. 23 from noon to 1 p.m., in the OSU Library:  Willamette East & West Rooms.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

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.

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

Lectures and seminars

NEW! The Sick Poor: “How do we define them and what should we do with them?” a lecture by OSU faculty member Gary Ferngren, will be held 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis. Ferngren will trace how the sick poor have been defined and treated through history. Info: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/

NEW! Horticulture seminar: Sujaya Rao, professor of Crop and Soil Science, will speak on “A Contrary Perspective to Native Bee Declines in Agricultural Landscape,” on Oct. 23, 4 p.m., ALS 4000

NEW! “The Future is Not the Past:  The Role of History in a Changing Landscape,” Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. Environmental historian Anita Guerrini will examine how the acknowledgement that most landscapes have long had human impacts has changed the focus of ecological restoration away from historical fidelity. Held at OSU’s Nash Hall, room 032. Info: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/

NEW! “An Evening with Gary Snyder:” Friday, Oct 26. at 7:30 p.m. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Snyder has worked to articulate the relationship of humans to the whole of nature. His work has influenced many of the most dramatic literary and cultural movements of the last 50 years. Whiteside Theatre, 361 Madison Avenue. To reserve your free tickets for ‘An Evening with Gary Snyder,’ visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/278853

NEW! Coastal conference: Registration is open for the 2012 Heceta Head Coastal Conference, Oct. 26-27 at the Florence Events Center, Florence OR.  Co-sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, the conference brings current ocean science and policy to Oregonians.  Attendees include university scientists, ocean policy agency staff, politicians, students, and the general public. Featured speakers include Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes and the research of Bruce Mate, director and endowed chair of OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute. To register: http://www.hecetaheadconference.org/.

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

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! Leadership training: Training & Organizational Effectiveness invites you to apply for the 11th annual “Journey Into Leadership” program. Up to 40 participants from all positional levels of OSU will be selected for this multi-series program, funded for OSU employees by the Office of Human Resources. Apply by Nov. 15. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/leadership for details and to apply.

NEW! Travel Agencies and Policy Forum and Survey: All OSU faculty and staff are invited to participate in an open forum discussing performance of the contracted travel agencies (Teel’s and Azumano) and of OSU travel policy.  The forum will be on Oct. 29 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the MU Journey Room.  Feedback may also be submitted through Oct. 31 through an on-line survey.  The brief survey is available here: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5202

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! Oct. 22: Sports Conditioning, 4-5 p.m. (McAlexander Fieldhouse). Oct. 24: Beaver Bootcamp, 5:15-6:15p.m. (McAlexander Fieldhouse). Oct. 26, Singles Table Tennis Tournament, 5-10 p.m. (McAlexander Fieldhouse). Oct. 27:  Zumba Party, noon to 1 p.m. (Dixon Lower Gym)

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.

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.

Jobs

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

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.

INTO OSU is recruiting for an Administrative Program Assistant in our International Admissions Office.  This classified OSU position will primarily serve to evaluate post-secondary transfer courses for advanced credit at OSU and will also serve to support the broader transcript evaluation efforts of the office, working alongside our other undergraduate transcript evaluators.  Posting #0009811. Closes Oct. 28.

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.

Faculty Research Assistant in marine toxicology and biology with COMES (Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station), OSU, Newport, OR.  Position opening is full-time, fixed-term and requires BS in biology, marine science, oceanography or related field. Posting # 0009830. Closes Oct. 31.

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.

INTO OSU is recruiting for an Administrative Program Assistant in our International Admissions Office.  This classified OSU position will make daily decisions regarding OSU and INTO OSU undergraduate admissions standards as they relate to admission to Oregon State University programs.  Posting #0009806. Closes Nov. 1.

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

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: It’s another week-and-a-half til All Hallows, but the gloom has settled in early. That ominous drip-drip outside your window isn’t going away any time soon. Showers are expected to continue through next week, with highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 40s. Today’s high may reach 62.

Central Oregon: Wait, wasn’t it sunny and warm just a few seconds ago? Because now it’s cold and rainy, and tomorrow night there could be snow! Today’s high will be 67 with a low tonight of 51, but Saturday’s low could dip down to freezing, just low enough for some white stuff.

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