Preschool behavior that predicts college graduation (AM Northwest)
Megan McClelland is the Early Childhood Research Core Director at Oregon State University’s Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. She is lead author of a study that found the key to predicting whether someone in preschool will graduate from college — and it’s not math or reading skills.
Minute traces of radiation found in West Coast albacore tuna (Register-Guard)
Samples of albacore tuna caught off the West Coast show minute traces of radiation that can be traced to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan, according to a team of scientists from Oregon State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (see also Northwest Public Radio)
Oregon State wins research grant from NASA (OregonLive)
Corvallis, we have lift-off. Well, maybe not today, but perhaps one day thanks to a research partnership between Oregon State University and NASA. (see also FOX)
OSU conference on China begins Friday (Gazette-Times)
Experts in religious issues in China will gather at Oregon State University for a two-day conference on topics ranging from Buddhist nuns in Taiwan to the re-emergence of underground churches in Shanghai.
Job hunt on campus (Gazette-Times)
They know they are facing a tough job market, so 700 students who attended Oregon State University’s career fair on Wednesday were searching for information on how they could gain an advantage.
OSU Women Studies celebrates 40th year (Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University’s Women’s Center and Women Studies program marked its 40th anniversary with a ceremony held Tuesday on the second floor of Reser Stadium.
The Discovery Files (NSF)
“Coral-Lation” – Highlighting Oregon State Research About Overfishing, Nitrate Pollution & Coral Reefs. Provided by the National Science Foundation.
OSU responds to court decision about student paper (Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University officials on Wednesday said they were surprised by a federal appeals court ruling to revive a complaint by the creators of a conservative-leaning student newspaper who say OSU officials arbitrarily restricted the paper’s distribution. (see also OregonLive)
Bob Komoto earns OSU alumni honor (Argus Observer)
Bob Komoto, manager of Ontario Produce, has been honored with the 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Award from the Oregon State University College of Agriculture Sciences.
USDA grant funds quinoa research (Capital Press)
The four-year project includes researchers from BYU, WSU Extension, Oregon State University and Utah State University.
Pilot plant, research advances help natural rubber project (Pennsylvania Ag Connection)
While led by OARDC, the project — funded by a $3 million Third Frontier grant from the state of Ohio — also involves the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the University of Akron and Oregon State University. Industry partners include Bridgestone, Cooper Tire, Veyance Technologies and Ford Motor Co.
‘Ramayana’ at ACT (Seattle Times)
The appealing and accessible production, staged with fluid simplicity by Kurt Beattie and Sheila Daniels (OSU alum), means to capture the essence of the epic and its importance to South and Southeast Asian cultures as transmitted from generation to generation.
Sororities assist in smoke alarm campaign (Gazette-Times)
Members of Oregon State University sororities and volunteers with the Corvallis Fire Department will be going door to door Saturday in neighborhoods surrounding the OSU campus to check residents’ smoke alarms.
Lecturer discusses success for women (Gazette-Times)
Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a Columbia University professor and expert on talent management, workplace transformation and diversity and inclusion spoke at Oregon State University about mentoring and supporting women’s success.
Golden Child begins (Playbill)
Drama Desk Award nominee Jennifer Lim of Broadway’s Chinglish and Tony Award nominee Julyana Soelistyo (OSU alum) of Off-Broadway’s The Glorious Ones are among cast members of the new Off-Broadway production of David Henry Hwang‘s Golden Child, part of Signature Theatre Company‘s 2012-13 Hwang residency, beginning performances Oct. 23.
Earthquake Readiness Workshop: Oct. 25, LaSells Stewart Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hourly sessions throughout the day. Free. Sponsored by the Office of Emergency Management.
Engineering Career Fair: Engineering Career Fair, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/career.
Cross Cultural presentations: ISS: Cross Cultural Mentoring Program invites you to participate in the open forum workshop presentations with the finalists. Oct 25, 11 a.m. to noon, America Darlene Esparza, open forum workshop, Waldo Hall 456. Oct 26, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Lauren Plaza, open forum workshop, Waldo 400.
Election 2012: At the Oct. 25 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Bill Lunch, emeritus professor of political science, will discuss how races in Oregon and the nation are coming down to the wire. Triad meets in the MU, room 109A, 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.
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.
TAC Webinar: IT for Professional Development, Professional Proficiencies, with Jon Dorbolo. In this session Jon surveys ways that Information Technology (IT) may help with your professional growth. Thursday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. Please register for this webinar here. Visit the TAC page http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars for more general information.
The Red Room Improvised Music Series: Seattle based cellist Lori Goldston, (played with Nirvana, Earth) with Jaap Blonk, vocals; Daniel Higgs; guitar; Arrington de Dionyso’ bass clarinet. Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Interzone Cafe, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. All ages- $5 at the door. Supported by the OSU Music Department.
Indonesian climate change expert: Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Indroyono Soesilo, the Secretary of the Coordinating Ministry for People’s Welfare for the Republic of Indonesia, and a senior advisor on climate change, will speak at 7 p.m., Oct. 25, on “Global Climate Change: Role of Indonesian Archipelago and Global Challenges,” in the LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall.
How to Ace Your Medical School Interview: Kevin Ahern, Senior Instructor of Biochemistry/Biophysics and a Pre-Med advisor will present a workshop for students aimed at helping them to improve their interview skills. The event will occur on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium.
NEW! TAC Webinar: Using Social Media in the Classroom, Teaching Tactics, with Kimmy Hescock. This webinar touches on the use of social media in higher education today and offers some ideas of how you might utilize it in your own classes. Friday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Please register for this webinar here. Visit the TAC page http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars for more information.
NEW! OSU Library Rare Book Collections Presentation: Join Special Collections and Archives staff Anne Bahde and Trevor Sandgethe for a fascinating glimpse into OSU’s oldest and rarest volumes that include cuneiform tablets, fine bindings, and incunabula. Noon to 1 p.m., Friday Oct. 26 at the Special Collections and Archives reference room on the 5th floor of the Library.
NEW! Between the Cracks Forum: Seattle based cellist Lori Goldston, (played with Nirvana, Earth) with pianist, Dana Reason (OSU music faculty). An evening of improvised explorations. Saturday Oct. 27, 7 p.m., The Art Center 700 SW Madison Ave. Free for students with ID, $10 Adults, $5 Art Center members. Supported by the OSU Music Department.
Military communicator guest lecture: Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan will speak at OSU on Oct. 26, at noon in MU 109A. Buchanan is deputy commanding general for I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the State of Washington. He was the Director of Strategic Effects in Iraq, where he supervised the US Forces-Iraq strategic communication mission. He also served as the spokesman for US Forces in Iraq.
Northwest Philosophy Conference: Oct. 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 50 regional and national philosophers will visit on the OSU campus to discuss their works in progress and the general theme of “Responsibility.” The keynote address, to be delivered by internationally acclaimed Stanford philosopher John Perry, will be held in the Memorial Union, room 109, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. A full schedule of other speakers and event locations can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/64thNPC
Music a la Carte: Oct. 26 – Halcyon Trio Oregon, Chamber Trio from Linfield College. Noon, MU Lounge
Pac-12 Fitness Challenge: Friday, Oct. 26, free Singles Table Tennis Tournament, 5-10 p.m., McAlexander Fieldhouse. The Pac-12 Fitness Challenge lasts all week and ends Sunday, Oct. 28, at 10 p.m. Participants can enter their fitness minutes up to three times a day. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/represent-oregon-state-pac-12-fitness-challenge
Pac-12 Fitness Challenge: Saturday, Oct. 27, free Zumba Party, noon to 1 p.m., Dixon Lower Gym. The Pac-12 Fitness Challenge lasts all week and ends Sunday, Oct. 28, at 10 p.m. Participants can enter their fitness minutes up to three times a day. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/represent-oregon-state-pac-12-fitness-challenge
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
Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP Training: The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer training on the Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP proposal system on Oct. 30, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in MU 211. Any interested faculty and/or staff are welcome, but attendance is limited to 35. Send an e-mail to email@example.com in order to reserve a space. This session will be offered at least monthly throughout 2012.
4Cs groundbreaking ceremony: A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new building at the site of the Centro Cultural César Chávez will take place Nov. 1, 4 p.m., at Centro Cultural César Chávez, 691 SW 26th Street, Corvallis.
Building Community through Diversity: An introduction to the NCBI model, Nov. 30, 9 to 11:30 a.m., MU 206. The OSU Campus Coalition Builders invite you to this annual presentation specifically designed to introduce participants to the principles and philosophy behind the National Coalition Building Institute’s award-winning community-building model. Everyone welcome. Pre-registration appreciated https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/BsgSurvey2_0/main.aspx?SurveyID=2748&cmd=survey. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for needs related to accessibility.
Lectures and seminars
NEW! Open Access lecture: As part of International Open Access week, Cable Green, director of Global Learning for Creative Commons will speak on, “Expanding the open agenda: From open access to an open education.” His talk takes place Oct. 26 in the library Main Rotunda. For more information: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/counting-down-international-open-access-week-october-22-26-2012
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.
NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Oct. 31 – “Conservation and Restoration of the Willamette River: The Ecological and Social Challenges for Our River.” Stan Gregory, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU. 4 p.m., Nash Hall 032.
NEW! Wildland fire symposium: Stephen J. Payne will be part of the symposium, “Words on Fire: Toward a New Language of Wildland Fire,” which will explore the contributions that insights from the humanities might make to the way society views wild fires. The symposium is on Friday, Nov. 2, with a series of presentations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Richardson Hall Room 107 on the OSU campus. See the Spring Creek website for the full schedule and more information about the speakers: http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/. Space is limited. RSVP to Charles.Goodrich@oregonstate.edu
NEW! Wildland fire lecture: Stephen J. Pyne, an environmental historian known for his work on wildland fires, will speak at Oregon State University on Thursday, Nov. 1, beginning at 7 p.m., in Gilfillan Auditorium.
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/.
Professional Development Workshop: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association offers Karin Magnuson presenting “Tend your Garden – Grow Your Possibilities”. We can get caught up with working hard & meeting everyone’s expectations we forget to take the time to stop, breathe, and reflect on what our efforts mean. Nov. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. Visit: http://people.oregonstate.edu/groups/pfla/ for more information.
News for Employees
NEW! Mandatory PEBB Open Enrollment & 2013 HEM Health Assessment: Deadline, Oct. 31. To participate in Open Enrollment: Online at https://pebb.benefits.oregon.gov/members/. Use these tips if you forgot your password for the benefit system: http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/PEBB/Pages/2013benefits/Password.aspx. Paper Forms – download: http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/PEBB/forms.shtml Submit paper forms to Employee Benefits by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.
NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2012-13. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the University. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com or 541-737-8390. Submission Deadline: Nov. 5.
OSU Parade of Champions: 40th Anniversary of Title IX Celebration/Dinner: Nov. 10, 5 p.m., Reser Stadium Loge. Tickets ($40) are on sale for the Athletic Department’s celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX. Over 150 former Olympians, All Americans, and Living Legends have RSVP’d. Come celebrate. Seating is going fast! Registration: www.ourbeavernation.com – under Events. Questions: Marianne Vydra 541-737-7496.
Humans versus Zombies: A student-led activity, will be taking place Friday Oct. 26, starting at midnight and continuing through Sunday Nov. 4 at 11:59 pm, on the grounds of campus. This outdoor-only tag game features teams of students as humans and zombies, all wearing identifiable head and arm bands with the letters HVZ on them. Players will be carrying brightly colored Nerf toy blasters. Game moderators will be wearing identifiable arm and headbands. Any students or staff with concerns should contact Campus Public Safety non-emergency number, 541-737-3010. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the HVZ website at www.osundead.com.
McAlexander closed: On Nov. 17, McAlexander Fieldhouse will be closed all day due to a rental for the Oregon Student of Color Conference.
Call to artists: Nov. 16 is the deadline to submit your work for the 3rd Annual Staff Art Exhibit. Show us your creativity! Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/classified-and-professional-staff-art-exhibit including seeing images of last year’s submissions.
Interactive Technologies Enhance Fruit Fly Research Presentation: Staff from the Spotted Wing Drosophila Project reached out to Technology Across the Curriculum to help the Project optimize a Spanish-language research review and protect agricultural interests across North America. The resulting technical presentation, which married an audience-appropriate pedagogy with interactive technology, was a resounding success. Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/is/swd-tac-presentation-technology.
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.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
OSU Extended Campus invites applications from internal candidates only for the professional faculty position of Faculty & Course Development Specialist, Posting #0009785. Closes Oct. 26.
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.
Disability Access Services is seeking applicants for a Disability Access Advisor, full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term position. This position will work with students, provide leadership for the documentation review team, assist with assessment and provide leadership on DAS retention process and programs. Posting #0009791. Closes Nov. 2.
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.
INTO Oregon State University is seeking a Student Engagement Coordinator to oversee social programming and student engagement within the INTO OSU center, and facilitate international student integration at OSU. Please use the following link for more information or to apply: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=4270992. Position closes Nov. 4 at midnight.
Oregon State University Extension Service is seeking an Extension 4-H Program Coordinator located in La Grande, OR. This is a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0009846. Closes Nov. 5.
The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) is recruiting for one full-time Accounting Technician position. Posting #0009818. Closes Nov. 5.
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 Nov. 5.
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Information Technology Consultant, competency level 2 position for the Extended Campus at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # 0009847. Closes Nov. 9.
Faculty Research Assistant – The Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society is recruiting for a part-time .30 FTE position. Posting #0009823. Closes Nov. 12.
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.
Adaptive Technology Program Manager– Disability Access Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Adaptive Technology Program Manager position. Posting #0009841. Closes Nov. 18.
Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is recruiting for a full-time, Associate Dean of Healthy People. The Associate Dean will lead the division through a period of rapid enrollment growth, significant campus transition, and disruptive change in the way higher education is delivered. The anticipated start date for this position is the summer of 2013. Posting #0009794. Closes Nov. 30.
Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is recruiting for a full-time, tenure-track, Associate Professor faculty position. The individual in this position will develop and lead a hospitality management program to be offered at OSU-Cascades. Posting #0009798. Full consideration Nov. 30. Closes Feb. 15, 2013.
Traffic and Maintenance
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: Today might be particularly good pumpkin-hunting weather, considering how much rain we’ve been getting this week. After some morning fog the sun should come out for awhile, with a high of 55, and a low tonight of 39. But showers will be creeping back in Friday, and rain is predicted for the weekend.
Central Oregon: Enjoy the sunshine while you can, as showers will be back by tomorrow. Today’s high will be a brisk 48, with an overnight low of 29.