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Friday, Oct. 26, 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.

Albacore tuna shows traces of radioactive cesium (Seattle-Times)

Oregon State University researchers have found traces of radioactive cesium from last year’s Japanese nuclear reactor disaster in West Coast albacore tuna. (see also KPTV)

University instructors study disaster’s economic effects (Daily Astorian)

The quest by instructors from Oregon State University to understand that relationship between the sectors of the economy in and outside of disaster zones is landing Clatsop County one of the most in-depth economic models created here – one that could prove useful in tsunami-threatened locations around the world.

OSU honors family businesses for innovation, community involvement (Oregonian)

Five businesses will be honored Nov. 15 at a celebration in Portland sponsored by Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program.

OSU grad celebrates her first novel (Gazette-Times)

Charity Shumway, who earned a Master in Fine Arts in creative writing from Oregon State University, returns to Corvallis to celebrate the publication of her first novel, “Ten Girls to Watch.” Meet with Shumway at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 S.W. Second St. Corvallis.

American Dream Pizza serves up tasty dish in Corvallis (OregonLive)

After taking an Oregon State University campus tour upon my arrival in Corvallis on Wednesday, I waited for evening to fall and headed to the top of the list: American Dream Pizza.

Major General to speak at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Major General Jeffrey Buchanan will speak to students and faculty at Oregon State University Friday at noon in the Memorial Union room 109A.

Where does your school rank on this list of sexually healthy universities? (Yahoo Shine)

Trojan just released its annual list of sexually healthy universities. OSU ranked No. 10. (see also Daily Beast)

How a nickel mining venture brought an invasive flower to Oregon (Northwest Public Radio)

When Richard Roseburg began working with Yellow Tuft Alyssum fifteen years ago, it was promising plant with a special power. It absorbs nickel from the soil and concentrates the metal in its leaves. Roseburg: “The idea that we maybe could produce an important industrial metal without tearing the tops off of mountains, that’s what really intrigued me.” Roseburg is a soil scientist with Oregon State University.


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.

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.

Music a la Carte: Oct. 26 – Halcyon Trio Oregon, Chamber Trio from Linfield College. Noon, MU Lounge

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.

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, 1:30 p.m. in the library Main Rotunda. For more information: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/counting-down-international-open-access-week-october-22-26-2012

Cross Cultural presentations: ISS: Cross Cultural Mentoring Program invites you to participate in the open forum workshop presentations with the finalists. Oct 26, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Lauren Plaza, open forum workshop, Waldo 400.

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.” A full schedule of other speakers and event locations can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/64thNPC

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

NEW! Philosophy Talk host: “Are there really two concepts of blame and responsibility?” Saturday, Oct 27, 1:30 p.m.   Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and co-host of the popular “Philosophy Talk” radio show, John Perry, will be delivering the keynote address for the 64th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference at OSU.

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 S.W. Madison Ave. Free for students with ID, $10 Adults, $5 Art Center members. Supported by the OSU Music Department.


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

Upcoming Events

NEW! Hatfield candidate: Patrick Louchouarn, candidate for the Director of the Hatfield Marine Science Center, will present an open forum discussing his vision for the Hatfield Marine Science Center and his experience on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to noon at the HMSC Library Seminar room in Newport. The open forum is open to the public and will be streamed live at http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/video/live.html

NEW! Taste of the ‘Chives Recipe Showcase: Sample dishes prepared from recipes featured in historic and quirky OSU publications. This event is free and for cooks who bring a dish, a chance  to win a prize as a part of the event’s taste-off challenge! From noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Willamette Room East on the third floor of the Library.

NEW! Repair Fair: If it’s broke, fix it. We’ll show you how Oct. 29, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Student Sustainability Center, 738 SW 15th St..  Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things. Save money, save natural resources. For a list of repair skills offered this month, visit our blog .

NEW! Free Workshops at OSU Libraries: The OSU Libraries Fall 2012 Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series continues with free sessions on Data Management (Oct 30) and Web of Science (Nov 1).  Register for these and upcoming sessions  at: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions?  Contact hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Retirement celebration: Richard Davis, an Information Technology Consultant, will be celebrated at a retirement party at 2:30 – 4 p.m., Oct. 31, Memorial Union, Room 109. He has worked with both Student Health Services and with the Community Network. He is retiring and moving to New Zealand to be a bit closer to his children and grandchildren.

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 sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu in order to reserve a space. This session will be offered at least monthly throughout 2012.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Horticulture seminar: Matt Taylor, research horticulturist with Longwood Gardens-Pennsylvania, will speak on “Horticulture Research and Education Programs at Longwood Gardens,” Oct. 30, 4 p.m., ALS 4000

NEW! “The Bonneville Power Administration:” A free, public talk by Bill Drummond, deputy director of BPA, 4 p.m., Oct. 30. Drummond will discuss the agency’s history and the role that BPA’s electricity generation and transmission system play in the region. Held in the Memorial Union Journey Room.

NEW! “Deadly Divas: Why Some Muslim Women Kill:”  Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.  Analyst, writer, lecturer, and terrorism expert, Farhana Qazi – through a decade of research with potential bombers and women in conflict – will examine the relatively new trend of female suicide terrorism.   Free and open to the public.  Weniger Hall, Room 153, OSU campus.  Info: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/

NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Nov. 7  – “Acoustic monitoring of marine megafauna,” David Mellinger CIMRS Bioacoustics Laboratory, HMSC, and Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU. http://www.bioacoustics.us/ 4 p.m., Nash Hall 032.

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.

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.

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.

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

News for Employees

NEW! OSU Procurement and Contract Services (PACS) – Request for Customer Feedback: PaCS invites customers to provide feedback through a brief online survey.  There are three survey links below, one for each section of PaCS.  If you’ve worked with multiple sections, please fill out a survey for each section.  Construction Contracting Survey , Contracts Survey, Procurement Survey. Available until Nov. 9.

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.

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 debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu 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 mods@osundead.com 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.


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.

The OSU Alumni Association is seeking a facilities and events supervisor for the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, www.osualum.com/jobs. For full consideration send resume to: osualum@oregonstate.edu by Nov. 6.  Please include the position title in the subject line.

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: “There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.” ― William Bliss. Rain returns today and keeps up pretty steadily through the weekend. The high today will be 54 with a low tonight of 45. The weekend temperatures will hover in the 50s.

Central Oregon: There’s a chance of rain today with more coming this weekend. Today’s high will be 56 with a low tonight of 36.


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