OSU Today

Friday, Nov. 2, 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.

Study links climate change to warmer Oregon streams (Northwest Cable News)

A new study by Oregon researchers claims climate change is causing double trouble for our salmon. The snow that blankets Mount Hood is much more than just a pretty sight. It feeds the streams and rivers below it, giving fish the habitat they need to survive. But now some researchers say that habitat is at risk. (see also KGW, OregonLive, Gazette-Times)

Earthquakes and Portland-area schools: New approach draws attention (Oregonian)

If tectonic plates were to rupture offshore of northern Oregon, the first shock wave would rattle a Portland school’s sensor in about a minute and 40 seconds, and the first shaking wave would hit in about 2 minutes and 20 seconds, according to Chris Goldfinger, who directs Oregon State University’s Active Tectonics and Seafloor Mapping Lab.

OSU symposium highlights gender equality research (Gazette-Times)

The Women’s Center at Oregon State University is a campus resource that invites students to relax on comfortable couches to study, or talk to a staff member about a variety of issues. On Wednesday, though, Women’s Center staffers went way outside of their comfort zone.

Beaver Classic cheese “has a subtle, nutty taste” (KVAL)

Oregon State University is this week launching sales of a new artisan-style cheese produced in an on-campus creamery by students in the Department of Food Science & Technology. (see also Coast River Business Journal, Gazette-Times)

Invading bug raises a stink across Oregon (KTVZ)

The tiny wasps were collected from Asia – also home to the brown marmorated stink bug – and have been provided by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). Oregon was a good candidate for the funds because it has the pest to begin with, ODA has the expertise in biological control, and Oregon State University has the quarantine facility needed to rear the insects and house the research.

Northwest love stories: 72 years as a tight-knit pair (OregonLive)

John and Ruth Hansen met in the snow at Oregon State University in 1937. The couple married on Sept. 21, 1940. John spent 33 years on OSU’s extension staff as a 4-H agent in Linn County, while Ruth worked as a corporate secretary for a savings and loan. The Hansens, both 94, have two sons, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Craig Robinson claims he’s nervous about ‘close’ presidential election (Sports Radio Interviews)

As a state employee in Oregon, I can’t use my position to promote politics, so whenever I am on the campaign trail I am never introduced as, ‘This is the view of Craig Robinson, State of Oregon Employee.’ It’s Craig Robinson, private citizen.


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. 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

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

NEW! Motor Pool lunch: First Friday free lunch. Today’s menu includes open-faced burritos with a Southern fusion of rice, beans, chopped onions, and corn with a side of chips, sour cream and fresh salsa. Drop by between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Parking is free.

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.


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.

NEW! Wave lab open house: The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory will host an open house on Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for OSU Dad’s Weekend.  Everyone is invited to attend.  There will be guided tours starting every 5 minutes and lasting about 20 minutes.  The tours will be include a demonstration of the large wave flume and information about ongoing research at the laboratory.  Participants of all age are welcome however children should be accompanied by adults.


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

Upcoming Events

NEW! TAC Webinar: Clicker Pedagogies: Teaching Tactics, 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.  For help with Turning hardware and software, contact TAC.  Nov. 5, 2 to 2:50pm. Register here: http://bit.ly/UmcqfI.  Visit the TAC page http://oregonstate.edu/tac/workshops for more information about TAC webinars.

NEW! Risk Management Week: From Nov. 5-9, OSU will celebrate risk management with “Risky Business: A Week Focusing on Risk Management’s Contributions to Higher Education.” aims to build awareness of how risk management can provide innovative and effective solutions to the challenges facing institutions of higher education in the pursuit of their academic, social, and economic goals.  For a schedule of events: http://risk.oregonstate.edu/schedule-events

NEW! An Evening of Traditional Korean Dance:  Fri., Nov. 9, LaSells Stewart, 7 p.m.
 As a kick-off to International Education Week (Nov. 12-16), Dankook University’s Dance Troupe will perform a series of traditional Korean dances with colorful costumes, music and backdrops. Free. For more information, contact Julie Walkin at 541-737-6419.

NEW! International Education Week:  A celebration of international education takes place Nov. 12-16 at OSU.  Highlights of the week include “The World on a Plate:  A Global Photographic Feast”  with authors Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio and “Crossing Borders: Video and Discussion” which follows a group of U.S. American and Moroccan students.  In all, the week will include 25 events sponsored by 17 campus and community organizations. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/international/iew or Julie Walkin.

NEW! Rulemaking hearing: Oregon State University will hold a rulemaking hearing on Dec. 19 at 1 p.m., MU 206 to receive public comment on proposed rule changes regarding fees; the faculty mediator for grievances; student immunizations and background checks for critical or security-sensitive applicants, employees and volunteers. For more information, including copies of all of the proposed rules, contact Beth Giddens at beth.giddens@oregonstate.edu. Please direct requests for accommodations related to disability to Beth Giddens by Dec. 10.

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.

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.

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! Horticulture seminar: Louisa Hooven, research associate with the OSU Department of Horticulture, will speak on “Sublethal Effects of Pesticides on Honey Bees,” on Nov. 6, 4 p.m., ALS 4000

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:

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! Search Advocate Workshop: Learn how to work with OSU search committees to enhance the quality of search and selection efforts. This two-part workshop provides theory, research, and strategies that can help search committees test their thinking, address complex process concerns, improve search validity and fairness, promote diversity, and address potential bias risks. Participants who complete Sessions I and II will be eligible to serve as advocates on OSU search committees. Session I will be held Nov. 27 and Session II  Nov. 29, each at 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Visit the Professional Development Website for more details and to register.

NEW! Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Fall 2012-13 Solicitation (Spring 2013 Release). The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Nov. 12.

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.

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.

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

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


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

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.

The OSU Child Development Center is recruiting for one full-time Early Childhood Associate Teacher pool position. Posting #0009190. For full consideration please apply no later than Nov. 11.

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: As a week filled with skeletons dances to a close, things will be a bit drier than they have been, and the weekend doesn’t look too soggy. We’ll have a chance of showers today, but things will mostly stay cloudy and warm, with a 50 percent chance of showers in the morning tomorrow, trailing off by afternoon. Today’s high will be 59 with a low of 48.

Central Oregon: Sunshine will stick around for a bit today but the weekend looks a bit wetter. Today’s high will be 58 with a low tonight of 39. Showers through the weekend.


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