OSU Today

Monday, Oct. 29, 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.

Student housing thrives in spite of recession (MSN Money)

According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, college enrollment was at an all-time high in 2008 — with 18.6 million students enrolled, up 22% from 2000 figures. And as those numbers increase, many college and university towns are facing a dilemma regarding off-campus housing in their communities. The issue even has political overtones. Oregon State University in Corvallis recently announced an enrollment increase — and Corvallis residents are scheduled to vote Nov. 6 on whether to annex city land for a proposed student housing development by Landmark Properties.

Music series honors women composers and musicians (Gazette-Times)

Dana Reason, the director of Oregon State University’s Popular Music Studies program and founder of the “Between the Cracks” performance series, is devoting this year’s series to the work of female composers and musicians – with a special nod to a creative force who’s been vital to Reason’s own development as a musician.

Valley Library at Oregon State University covers walls, nooks with art (OregonLive)

Oregon State University’s Valley Library is much more than a book repository. It also serves as a campus art gallery, with dozens of paintings and photos displayed on the walls and sculptures throughout.

Repair Fair set for Monday at Oregon State University (Gazette-Times)

The ability to repair electronic and household items is a lost art, according to Karl Payne, a mechanical engineering student at Oregon State University.

 OSU selling historic homes and structures (OSU News)

Oregon State University is selling five structures, three of which are historic, including three houses, a garage and a shed.

Grant will support LBCC reverse transfer program (Democrat-Herald)

LBCC’s portion will be used to help build its Reverse Transfer Program with Oregon State University, part of a new pilot program between Oregon’s public community colleges and universities. It offers students the option to get an associate degree after transferring to the university.

OSU commuters get more options (Gazette-Times)

Two additions have been made to a list of Valley VanPool transportation routes to get Eugene and Salem residents to Oregon State University on weekdays. Both routes accommodate an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. work day and normally make morning drop-offs at the Kerr Administration Building on Jefferson Way near the main entrance to campus.

Even in a poor economy, ag stays strong (Herald and News )

Agriculture is one of the few sectors of the economy that has ridden the tide of the Great Recession relatively unscathed. That’s because the world always needs food, said Willie Riggs, director of the Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center and an agricultural economist.

Greek liaison program proves a win with police (Gazette-Times)

Nick Hurley was in the first group of officers who started the program in 2001. It helped that Hurley had worked at Oregon State for a year after getting his masters at OSU in student services in 1999. “My background was in higher ed, so I was ecstatic,” said Hurley. “Others were not so enthusiastic. ‘You mean you want to go talk to these students and have a barbecue?’ ”

100 years of women voters in Oregon celebrated at OSU conference (LIFE@OSU)

For Oregon women, the sixth time was the charm. That’s how many times the question of women’s suffrage was put before Oregon voters, and in 1912, women narrowly achieved the right to vote by a mere 52 percent. It had first been put on the ballot in 1884. (see also Gazette-Times)

David George Gordon’s creepy crawly cuisine (Oregonian)

The topic is bemusing to entomologists such as Robin Rosetta, an Oregon State University Extension Service researcher who specializes in pests that harm nursery plants. “Entomology creeps into people’s lives in ways you just wouldn’t predict,” she says.

NASA gives Oregon State more money for Mars research (KVAL)

Oregon State University is the winner of another big grant from NASA for work that could put a human on Mars.

Dickinson College names new president (Central Penn Business Journal)

Nancy Roseman received her bachelor of arts from Smith College in 1980 and her doctorate in microbiology from Oregon State University in 1987, where she also was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of biochemistry and biophysics.


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, 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

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

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.

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! TAC Webinars: Clicker Pedagogies | Learning Strategies, with Jon Dorbolo (TAC).  Gain an overview of the motives, methods, benefits, costs, and strategies of using a response system (clickers) in your class.  In this session Jon focuses on the why and how of educating with clickers.  Oct. 29, 3 to 3:50 p.m. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=662.  For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars .

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 .

Upcoming Events

NEW! TAC Webinar: – Mind-Mapping for Learners (Students)| Learning Strategies, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC) and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Learn what mind-mapping is and how you might utilize it to improve your understanding of the class curriculum. Oct. 30, 4 to 4:50 p.m. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=663.  For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

NEW! Halloween Sale at the OSUsed Store: Come by our public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St and draw from the “cauldron” for a chance to get 25, 50 or 75 percent off one item! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website http://surplus.oregonstate.edu/special-sale .

NEW! Oregon and the Morrill Act: At the Nov. 1 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Peg Herring, editor of Oregon’s Agricultural Progress, will discuss OSU’s land grant legacy and its impact on the state. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

NEW! 4Cs groundbreaking: A ceremonial groundbreaking celebration for the new Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez takes place Nov. 1, 4 p.m., at 691 S.W. 26th St.

NEW! Suffrage event: “Woman Citizen: Past, Present, and Future: A Symposium to Commemorate the Centennial of Woman Suffrage in Oregon, 1912-2012.” Nov 1-2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event brings scholars, elected officials, activists, and community organizers together to explore women’s roles as citizens and women’s political impact in the local, state, and national arenas.   LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Hall.   Info: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/womancitizen/

NEW! Magic Barrel: Oregon poet laureate Paulann Petersen, environmental essayist and OSU Distinguished Professor Kathleen Dean Moore and OSU author Marjorie Sandor will join other writers Nov. 2 at the Whiteside Theatre in Corvallis to read brief selections from their poetry, fiction and essays for the 19th annual Magic Barrel (www.magicbarrel.org). All proceeds go to Linn Benton Food Share. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.; readings begin at 7 p.m.

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

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.

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.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Speaker Andy Gray of USFS will present “Changes in carbon storage on forest lands in the Pacific Northwest” on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in ALS 4000.

NEW! Water, People & Institutions Seminar Series: Speaker Sally Duncan, of OSU’s School of Public Policy will present “Public Utilities and Corporations: the next love story?” on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. in ALS 4000.

NEW! Undergraduate research: How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research – Kevin Ahern, Director for Undergraduate Research will present a workshop for students aimed at helping them to get involved in undergraduate research.  The event will occur on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Weniger 151.

NEW! Aging lecture: Judith Horstman, a nationally-recognized science journalist, will present a lecture on The Healthy Aging Brain on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction & Engineering Auditorium.

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

“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.

“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/

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

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.

News for Employees

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.


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

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.

Management Analyst 1 – The VP for Research Office/Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) invites applications for a full-time, 12 months, classified Management Analyst 1 position.  Posting #0009870.  Closes Nov. 11.

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.

The Extended Campus invites applications for two full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term Student Success Counselor positions. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.  Posting # 0009869  Closes Nov. 19.

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: We’ve gotten through an impressively soggy weekend, not good for much more than hot cocoa and reruns of Downton Abbey, but now we’re muddling through an equally wet week. Rain is expected through Thursday, with highs today of 62 and a low tonight of 55.

Central Oregon: Showers will linger through tomorrow, with a high of 63 and a low tonight of 45.


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