OSU Today

Thursday, Nov. 1, 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.

Oregon State University team builds, races, very fast car (OregonLive)

Finally, something on a college campus faster than De’Anthony Thomas, the Ducks’ super-quick running back. I’ll let Samantha Egge tell you about it: “This is a photo of the Global Formula Racing team’s 2012 Formula SAE car. Formula SAE is a collegiate racing series with roughly 500 teams that compete worldwide.

Coaches react to new NCAA legislation (ESPN)

A while back, Oregon State president Ed Ray met with his coaches and discussed the possibility of the NCAA pinning more penalties on head coaches if there were violations on the staff. He said they applauded.

Graduate students argue, rally for representation (Gazette-Times)

A dispute regarding whether graduate research assistants at Oregon State University can unionize with the Coalition of Graduate Employees, American Federation of Teachers Local 6069, is pending a decision by the state Employee Relations Board.

Oregon State launches new cheese (World Dairy Blog)

Oregon State University has debuted it’s new cheese, a specialty alpine cheese (like Swiss, Comte or Gruyere) dubbed by the students “Beaver Classic.” It’s a mild cheese, with nutty flavors like caramelized onions.

Neighbors say they are losing sleep due to a noisy few from OSU (Gazette-Times)

The Corvallis Police Department needs more officers and tougher enforcement mechanisms to cope with the problems caused by the behavior of Oregon State University students in the neighborhoods.


CN orientation: Community Network (CN) is offering our one-hour orientation session for all new CN customers. We will present information about our support structure, the services we offer and how to get help. The session will be Nov. 1, at 9 a.m. in the Valley Library Willamette Classroom (3rd floor).

Free Workshop at OSU Libraries: The OSU Libraries Fall 2012 Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series continues with a free session Web of Science, Nov 1. Register for these and upcoming sessions at: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions? Contact hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

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.

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.

CANCELLED! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Special Seminar: Julie B. Herbstman, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Serviced, Mailman School of Public Heath, Columbia University, will present a seminar – “Before your first breath: How prenatal exposure to air pollution influences child health” at noon on Thursday, Nov. 1, in 4001 Ag Life Sciences .

“Research to Commercialization” seminar series: The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute and OSU’s Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development are co-sponsors of a three-part seminar series on the commercialization resources, networks and facilities available to transform innovative research at OSU into real-world products and services. All of the seminars are from noon to 1 p.m. Nov.1: US Patent & Trademark Office Commercialization. Resources. Nov. 16: Legal Aspects of Research Commercialization. Nov. 30: The Entrepreneur’s Role in Research Commercialization.

NEW! Reception for Hal Salwasser: Join us for a reception honoring former Dean Hal Salwasser’s service and dedication in the College of Forestry as he returns to teaching. Nov 1, 4 p.m. Richardson Hall, first floor knuckle.

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.

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/

The Red Room Improvised Music Series Presents: Michael Coolen, Electronics and Piano. Interzone Cafe, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. All ages, $5.

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.

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.

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.

Condon Lecture: Robert Hazen, a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory, will give the 2012 Thomas Condon Lecture on Thursday. The lecture, which is designed for a nonspecialist audience, is titled “Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life’s Origins.” It is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. in Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center.

Upcoming Events

NEW! OSU’s Africa Initiative: Join us this Wed., Nov. 7, noon to 12:50 p.m. in Heckart Lodge – 2nd Floor conference room for our first meeting of the academic year. Topics will include the  People-to-People Projects with Gondar, Ethiopia; the Oregon-Gabon Transnational Research Center on Environment and Development; and Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS), Nigeria MOU.  For more information, contact Julie Walkin at 541-737-6419.

TAC Webinar: TAC.FM – Friday Morning TAC Tech Talk, with hosts Mark Dinsmore (TAC) and Steve Roberts (TAC). Every Friday morning throughout the term we will check out technologies of interest to faculty and staff at OSU. Program segments include TAC News, Going Mobile, iPad apps, TAC Tech Tips and more. Nov. 2, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/Pwlu5S . For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars

Music a la Carte: Nov. 2 – OSU Voice and Opera Showcase, Voice area students and faculty perform ensembles from operatic repertoire and preview a scene from the upcoming Opera Workshop event. Noon, MU Lounge

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.

Flying Club Open House: Corvallis Airport, Sunday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come talk to members, see our aircraft and learn about the Oregon State Flying Club first hand. OSU & LBCC students, alumni, staff & families are eligible for membership. Visit: flying.oregonstate.edu

OSU Polo Team Home Matches: The OSU Horse Polo Team is hosting University of Idaho Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 3 & 4. Games will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. This event is free and will be held at 24400 Maxfield Creek Road, Philomath, OR 97370. Visit https://www.facebook.com/oregonstatepolo for more information.

RecSports Functional Tour: Join us for a 45-minute functional tour of RecSports facilities Nov. 5 at 8:15 a.m. The tour includes the basics about building entry, equipment check-out, court reservations, cardio machines, weight machines, personal training services and more! Tours depart from the RecServices lobby, just inside of Dixon’s West Entry. Drop-in on a tour or RSVP here.

Forum on attendance system: An Open Forum is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 5, 9-10 a.m. in Memorial Union Journey Room to provide answers to questions about the new web-based time and attendance system, EmpCenter. This Open Forum will focus on questions and issues from classified staff. You can also attend the forum remotely. It will be streamed live at http://live.oregonstate.edu/. Remote attendees will be able to ask questions using the chat feature. The presentation will also be recorded and posted on the Time and Attendance Project Website.

Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn about how to make your websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. Register on the Professional Development website. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Sessions offered on Nov. 8 and Dec. 10.

The World on a Plate: A Global Photographic Feast: Wed., Nov. 14, 7 pm, LaSells Stewart – Austin Auditorium. A fast-paced slide lecture examining the implications of the modern diet for our personal health and for our planet. Featuring images from What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets; Hungry Planet: What the World Eats; and Man Eating Bugs: The Art & Science of Eating Insects. For more information, contact Julie Walkin at 541.737.6419 or visit oregonstate.edu/international/iew.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! 2012 Campbell Lecture: “What Public Health Has to Say About Improving Children’s Development,” presented by Margaret O’Brien Caughy, Sc.D. The lecture will take place Nov. 7, noon in room 115 of the Hallie Ford Center. Livestream:

NEW! Leadership program: Are you ready to embark on a journey to discover your leadership potential? 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! Participants needed for driving simulator: Participants, ages 55-80+,  are needed to take part in driving simulator research (http://cce.oregonstate.edu/research/drivingsimulator) on campus. Participants must be licensed drivers with normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contacts and glasses are okay).  The experiment takes approximately one hour and you will be paid up to $25. Scheduled appointments are available seven days a week, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.  Interested individuals should contact student researcher Lacy Brown via email at brownlac@onid.orst.edu or by phone at 303-345-8787.

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

AOP Fall Conference: “The Art of Communication” presented by Frank Bernieri and Sarah Stebbins on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Willamette Room East Valley Library. This event is free to AOP members & $15 for non-members to join. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Charlene.Wilkinson@oregonstate.edu or Laurie.Leriche@oregonstate.edu.

News for Employees

NEW! Blackboard input sought: Do you teach classes at OSU? The OSU Blackboard Steering Committee is gathering data on how faculty, instructors, and GTA’s use Blackboard for teaching at OSU. Whether you use Blackboard on a daily basis, or not at all, your input is very valuable to us:  http://osuvalleylibrary.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9WTXI6hdjUSlO9n Questions/comments? lynn.greenough@oregonstate.edu

NEW! SBIR/STTR conference: The Research Office is a sponsor of the SBIR/STTR 2012 National Conference http://www.oregonsbir.com, Nov. 13-15 in Portland. The conference, hosted by the Micro-enterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO) , will provide critical information to small businesses competing for SBIR/STTR grants and contracts, which amount to approximately $2.5 billion in funding annually.  SBIR/STTR programs are competitive federal government funds that enable small businesses to develop innovative, high-risk technologies. Register at http://oregonsbir.com/registration.html

Call for Applications: Winter Break 2012 DPD Graduate Student Seminar Applications for The Winter Break 2012 Difference, Power and Discrimination (DPD) Graduate Student Seminar are now available. The seminar will run Dec 10-Dec 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Applications are due on Nov 30. Information and the application for the DPD seminar are available here: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/dpd/winter-graduate-student-seminar

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.

Healthy Life Civil War challenge: Sign-up for the 5-2-1-0 in 30 day Challenge: 5 -Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day; 2 -Cut recreational screen time to two hours or less a day; 1 -Be physically active for at least one hour every day; 0 -Eliminate sweetened drinks. Register at http://healthylifechallenge.org/Pledge/. Register by Nov. 21 and be entered to win an iPad.

Sustainability training: Submit sustainability questions and find answers at Training Days. Campus Recycling and the OSU Sustainability Office are collecting common questions about sustainability at OSU for their session at Training Days 2012. The session, Sustainability for Campus Communicators will cover current and upcoming hot topics and accomplishments and how they can be useful in your marketing and communications work at OSU. Submit questions on the blog post and register for Training Days.

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.


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

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.

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.

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 Nov. 9.

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. 9.

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.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0009885. Closes Nov. 30, 30, with full-consideration closing date of Nov. 16.

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.

The Division of Finance and Administration invites applicants for the Director of Shared Services position. The Director provides overall leadership and management for OSU’s shared services units, including the direction of business operations and strategic planning for Business Centers. Posting #0009865. Closes Nov. 21.

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.

The OSU Foundation is seeking an Assistant Director, Information Technology Services (ITS).  The ideal candidate for this position brings a comprehensive knowledge of programming techniques and protocols, relational databases, and data structures, values and understands the need for documentation at multiple level. Submit a cover letter, resume and the Foundation’s application to Patricia Kenney , Senior Director, Human Resources.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applications for one full-time, Temporary Psychologist or Counselor position. The preferred start date is Dec. 15 but can be negotiated to start no later than Jan. 3, 2013. A 40 hour work week is preferred with a minimum of 20 hour work week required. For the full announcement please go to http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/job-openings. Application materials can be submitted to beth.dyer@oregonstate.edu. This position is open until filled.

The Oregon State University Foundation is looking for a Gift Accounting Specialist. This position is responsible for performing all functions related to gift processing, including data entry, banking, and receipting. To be considered for this job opportunity, please send cover letter, resume and the Foundation’s application electronically to Fran Judy, Senior Human Resources Coordinator.

Traffic and Maintenance

Washington Way: Due to utility potholing/verification the west bound lane on Washington Way will be temporarily detoured south at 17th Street.  Washington Way west bound lane between 17th  Street and the Navy ROTC will be temporarily closed for utility related work.  Washington Way, east bound, will remain open for normal operation. Traffic control and signage will be in place to Nov. 2 and should end by noon.

A Street: Due to a ground breaking ceremony for the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, “A” Street at the Alumni Center will be temporarily closed. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. Also affected will be the parking lot entrance and ADA parking. The shutdown will begin at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and should end by 6 p.m.

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: “Dull November brings the blast,Then the leaves are whirling fast.”-  Sara Coleridge. November isn’t messing around. This morning’s wet and windy weather is probably the worst we’ll see for awhile though. The chance of showers shrinks to 20 percent tomorrow and stays that way through the weekend. Today’s high will be 59 with a low tonight of 44 and a chance of fog by morning.

Central Oregon: After today’s scattered showers, things will definitely look up. Mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 60s are ahead for the weekend. Today’s high is 59.


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