OSU Today

Thursday, Nov. 15, 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.

Improving feed efficiency in cattle (Voice of America)

Tim DelCurto is a beef scientist at Oregon State University. He is working with ranchers and feedlot owners to help them find lower cost ways to feed cattle. He says cattle can eat things like grass-seed straw and distillers grains. These grains are left over from ethanol fuel production.

OSU study: Boot big animals to help rangelands (KTVZ)

Eight researchers in a new report led by an Oregon State University professor suggest that climate change is causing additional stress to many Western rangelands, and as a result land managers should consider a significant reduction, or in some places elimination of livestock and other large animals from public lands. (see also Northwest Public Radio, Science Daily, Earth Fix)

Oregon State Police discuss on-campus police issues (Gazette-Times)

The Collaboration Corvallis neighborhood livability workgroup has been hearing a lot about problems the Corvallis Police Department has had dealing with the behavior of Oregon State University students.

Oregon State University’s Valley Library displays art among the books (OregonLive)

The primary library for Oregon State University, Valley Library displays much of its Northwest arts collection on the walls of its hallways.

When does old age start? When you stop shopping (Yahoo)

A study by Oregon State University researcher Michelle Barnhart found that the ability to participate in certain activities, such as buying groceries or attending medical appointments, serve as a means of identifying whether someone is “old.” (see also the Examiner, NECN)

Learn how to use, and not misuse, antibiotics at Pioneer Courthouse Square event (OregonLive)

“The point is to educate the public about antibiotics, which are often misused for viral infections like cold and flu,” says Jessina McGregor, assistant professor in the OSU College of Pharmacy. “They don’t help you get better faster. … And if you use these drugs when you don’t need them, they may not work for you when you do need them.” (see also KTVZ)

Health on a budget (Democrat-Herald)

The truth is, healthy eating doesn’t have to be so hard — or so expensive. That’s what educators at the Healthy Youth Program, the outreach arm of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, are working to teach local shoppers through a variety of classes and events.

Ocean wave technology and Oregon’s process (Triple Pundit)

OSU and UW have split technical research responsibilities; OSU studies ocean wave energy and UW studies tidal and some current energy. Both universities collaborate on education, information dissemination and outreach activities

‘Golden Child’ at the Signature Theater (New York Times)

A review of the new play featuring OSU alum Julyana Soelistyo.

Call OSU’s food safety hotline with your Thanksgiving questions (Gazette-Times)

As Thanksgiving approaches, you can get answers to questions such as these by calling the Oregon State University Extension Service’s holiday food safety hotline at 800-354-7319.


NPMR and HyperNiche Workshop: Learn how to analyze data with complex interactions using Non-parametric Multiplicative Regression (NPMR) and the HyperNiche software package. A two-day workshop will be offered at OSU Nov. 15-16. Information on the workshop can be found here: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~lintzh/NPMRworkshop.html E-mail Heather Lintz to register for the workshop: hlintz@coas.oregonstate.edu

OSU Press Blog: OSU Press celebrates University Press Week, along with Association of American University Presses (AAUP) colleagues around the country, with Fine Print*, a digital showcase of books and journals, and a blog tour. Today the OSUP blog  welcomes soon-to-be OSU Press author Richard W. Etulain, whose new book Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era, is coming this spring.

Special Recycling Collection Event: To celebrate America Recycles Day, Campus Recycling wants to help you recycle your hard-to-recycle items! On Nov. 15, noon to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Brick Mall, bring Styrofoam, film plastics, electronics, and more (click here for a full list) for free recycling. Departmental and personal items accepted. Get the details on our blog.

Turning Conflict Into Opportunity: Meet the new Ombuds, Sue Theiss, to learn about her new office, skills to help you manage conflict, and the importance of being a good bystander to support women through moments of professional adversity. Sponsored by OSU Women’s Network and open to all. Nov. 15, noon to 1:30 p.m. in Willamette Room, Valley Library. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/own/events

NEW! Fulbright Faculty Panel Discussion: Recently returned from Australia, Norway and Taiwan, three OSU Faculty (from Forestry, Engineering, and Oceanography) will discuss the value of their Fulbright Scholar experience, and how this type of international teaching and/or research fellowship benefits OSU.  Noon to 1 p.m., Kelley Engineering, Rm 1007.

Naked Mole Rats and the Science of Aging: At the Nov. 15 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Viviana Perez of the Linus Pauling Institute will discuss her research on protein stability in the aging process. 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.

Fulbright Faculty Panel Discussion: Nov. 15, noon to 1 p.m., Kelley Engineering, Room 1007. Recently returned from Australia, Norway and Taiwan, three OSU Faculty (from Forestry, Engineering, and Oceanography) will discuss the value of their Fulbright Scholar experience, and how these types of international teaching and/or research fellowships benefit OSU.

NEW! Travel Signatures for International Student:  International students who are planning to travel outside the U.S. may bring their I-20’s or DS-2019’s to be signed by an International Student Advisor. Get your signature with minimal waiting! 1 to 2 p.m., International Living-Learning Center (ILLC) – Rm 248.

NEW! Fulbright Student Program: Fulbright fellowships are available to approximately 1,700 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English, or train in the creative arts in over 135 countries. Come learn about the application and selection process and gain insights into how to create a competitive proposal for the 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright Student awards. 3 to 4 p.m., Heckart Lodge, 2nd Floor Conference Room.

NEW! Semester at Sea:  Learn about the exciting study abroad program Semester at Sea! SAS provides the opportunity to live and learn on a 590-foot cruise ship made into a floating campus. Earn OSU credit and use OSU financial aid to visit 7-14 countries in one program! Semester at Sea has ample financial aid and scholarship opportunities, in-port travel options, exciting hands-on field labs and community service projects, and excellent international faculty and staff. 4-5 p.m., Heckart Lodge, 2nd Floor Conference Room.

TAC Webinar for Students: IT for Professional Development | Professional Proficiencies, with Jon Dorbolo (TAC). After school comes work, or more school. Either way you can use information technology effectively to build your career. Topics include online presence, social tagging, lifelong learning, networking, and collaboration. Nov. 15, 4-4:50 p.m. Register here: http://is.gd/Rn6iE7 . Visit the TAC page http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars for more information.

Native American meal: “Indigenous Feast: a way of giving thanks” helps celebrate Native American Heritage month and as continuation of the journey through culture and cuisine series presented by UHDS, the Native American Longhouse and American Indian Initiatives. It takes place Nov. 15, 5 to 7 p.m., in McNary Dining’s Boardwalk Cafe. Cost is $10 at the door.

NEW! Professional Meet-‘N-Mingle:   ISOSU’s annual reception is an opportunity for students to meet with the professional faculty and staff who have a direct hand in influencing on-campus student life, especially for the international student community. Please RVSP with ISOSU for a fun social of networking, social interaction, and community building between international students, domestic students, and University leaders. 5 to 6:30 pm, Memorial Union Lounge.

The Red Room Series: Sharp Three from Los Angeles: Featuring Goh Kurosawa, sitar and guitar; Kai Kurosawa bass; Chuck van Haecke, drums. Thursday Nov. 15, 7 p.m. Interzone Cafe 1563 NW Monroe Ave.

NEW! Crossing Borders Video and Discussion: “Crossing Borders” is a 70-minute documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering “The Other,” discover themselves. With group travels and frank discussions, the students confront the complex implications of the supposed “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West. 7 to 8:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart, Construction Engineering Hall.

Oedipus the King: The OSU Theatre will kick off its 2012-13 season with Sophocles’ epic tragedy, “Oedipus, The King.” Performances will take place Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15-16 at 7:30 p.m., and at 2 p.m. Nov. 18, on the main stage of OSU’s Withycombe Hall, 30th and Campus Way. Prices are $12 for general audiences, $10 for seniors, $8 for students/youth, and $5 for OSU students. Tickets for “Oedipus, The King” are available by calling the OSU Theatre box office at 541-737-2784 or online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre

Upcoming Events

NEW! New child care site: Our Little Village at Dixon Recreation Center is the newest student fee funded drop-off child care site at OSU. An open house takes place Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Dixon on the lower level.

NEW! Author event celebrates publication of new book on Governor Bob Straub: OSU Libraries and Press welcome Charles K. Johnson for a special conversation about his new book, “Standing at the Water’s Edge.” Brent Walth, Managing Editor of Willamette Week and author of the biography of another Oregon governor, Tom McCall, will interview Johnson and lead a discussion. Books will be available for signing and purchase.  The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to 100—please RSVP to Carolyn.Tix@oregonstate.edu. Nov. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Valley Library Rotunda.

NEW! AOP Luncheon Topic: Volunteerism and Community Services! Crystal Kelly from CARDV will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from noon to 1 pm at the West Dining Hall East Conference Room. Open to all. Please join us to learn of different opportunities to serve our communities or find services. Questions, please contact Laura.Frye@oregonstate.edu.

TAC Webinar: TAC.FM – Friday Morning TAC Tech Talk, with host Mark Dinsmore (TAC) and Stevon Roberts (TAC). Every Friday morning we’ll check out technologies of interest to teaching faculty at OSU. Program segments include TAC News, Going Mobile, iPad apps, TAC Tech Tips and more. Nov. 16, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://is.gd/oEtIu0. Visit the TAC page http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars for more information.

Music a la Carte: Nov. 16 – Sunghee Kim, concert pianist from Korea performs Mozart, Chopin, Brahms and Liszt. Noon, MU Lounge

PCOSW general meeting: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) welcomes all to a general meeting on Nov. 16 at noon in the Women’s Center. As a direct link with President Ray, PCOSW actively helps women on campus to succeed, creates awareness of women’s issues, and investigates and advocates against sexism and institutional sexism.

TAC Webinar: Finding and Using Media: Teaching Tactics, with Steve Roberts (TAC) and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Audio, visual, and interactive media are widely available and may enhance many educational experiences. In this session Steve and Jon explore the principles of instructional uses of media as well as methods for finding, assessing, and deploying such assets in your courses. Nov. 16, 1-1:50 p.m. Register here: http://is.gd/T1FjTk. Visit the TAC page http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars for more.

Opera: The OSU Opera Workshop and Friends of OSU Opera will present “Delight, Despair, and Dessert!” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Corvallis High School theater, 1400 NW Buchanan St. The event features voice students from Oregon State University, performing scenes from opera and musical theatre. Proceeds will go to the OSU Foundation’s Opera Excellence Fund and Friends of OSU Opera. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for students and children at the door. Desserts served at intermission. For more information: friendsofosuopera.com or oregonstate.edu/cla/music.

OSU symphony: “Vive la France!”is the theme for the fall concert presented by the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th Street. Tickets are $18, $25, and $30 in advance, available at Grass Roots Books & Music, Gracewinds Music, and online at cosusymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $20, $27 and $32. OSU students free with student ID. For more information: cosusymphony.org

Civil War pep rally: The inaugural “Paint the State” Pep Rally will take place Nov. 19 at Parker Plaza at Reser Stadium. The event begins at 7 p.m. with special appearances from head coach Mike Riley, current Beaver players, the OSU Marching Band, Benny Beaver and the cheer team. The first 250 people to arrive will receive a free gift.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Horticulture seminar: Nik Wiman, postdoc with OSU Hermiston Experiment Station, will speak on “Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) in Oregon: Current research and outlook for specialty crops,” on Nov. 20, 4 p.m., ALS 4000

MUPC Children’s Holiday Party: MUPC invites children ages 5-10 from the OSU Community to participate in a free, jungle-themed holiday party with games, crafts, and a live animal show in the MU on Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Registration is open now and will close Nov. 26. Register online at: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/childrensparty

Speech Communication Colloquium: Erin Gallagher will present current research titled “Introducing New Employees to the Workplace: The Effects of Task Interdependence on Veteran Employee Uncertainty and Information Seeking” on Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. in Shepard Hall 106.

“Research to Commercialization” seminar series: The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute and OSU’s Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development are co-sponsors of a 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. Upcoming seminars are Nov. 16: Legal Aspects of Research Commercialization and Nov. 30: The Entrepreneur’s Role in Research Commercialization.

News for Employees

NEW! Recreational Sports Thanksgiving Hours: All Recreational Sports facilities are closed for Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 22-23. Facilities will be on break hours (open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.) on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

NEW! RecSports Functional Tour: Join us for a 45-minute functional tour of RecSports facilities Nov. 20 at 12:10 p.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.

McAlexander closed: On Nov. 17, McAlexander Fieldhouse will be closed all day due to a rental for the Oregon Student of Color Conference.

Blackboard survey: The Blackboard Steering Committee is gathering data on if and how faculty, instructors and GTA’s use Blackboard. Thank you to everyone who has responded to our survey so far!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. The survey will be open until end of day Wednesday, Nov. 21. A separate survey is in the works for students. Questions? lynn.greenough@oregonstate.edu

Multicultural exhibit: In collaboration with the Oregon Multicultural Archives, the students of the course TCE 408H “Sundown Towns in Oregon” have curated a display reflecting on their research process and showcasing their findings. The exhibit can be found on the fifth floor of Valley Library in the display case across from the main elevators and will be up through mid-December. Find out more on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr. For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, and visit the Oregon Multicultural Archives.

Building Community through Diversity: An introduction to the NCBI model, Nov. 30, 9 to 11:30 a.m., MU 206. The OSU Campus Coalition Builders invite you to this annual presentation specifically designed to introduce participants to the principles and philosophy behind the National Coalition Building Institute’s award-winning community-building model. Everyone welcome. Pre-registration appreciated https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/BsgSurvey2_0/main.aspx?SurveyID=2748&cmd=survey. Contact jodi.nelson@oregonstate.edu for needs related to accessibility.

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.

DPD deadline changed: The deadline for submitting applications for The Winter Break 2012 Difference, Power and Discrimination (DPD) Graduate Student Seminar has been changed to Nov. 16. The seminar will run Dec 10-Dec 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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:

The College of Business is seeking applicants for a F/T, 12-month professional faculty position of Director in the Close to the Customer (C2C) Program, Posting #0009891. Closes Nov. 15.

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, 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.

Office Specialist 2 – The Department of Career Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0009902. Closes Nov. 17.

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.

Business and Engineering Business Center invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0009904. Closes Nov. 25, with a full-consideration closing date of 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.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Operating Systems – Network Analyst, competency level 1, position for Enterprise Computing Services. Information Services shares and supports the University’s overall mission by assisting all areas of the university in extending their programs, teaching, research and communication throughout the world. Posting # 0009920. Closes Nov. 20.

The Josephine County 4-H Youth Development Program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, 4-H Program Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and Regional Administrator. This position is located in Grants Pass. Posting #0009893. Closes Nov. 20. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees ONLY.

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.

Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, for the Graduate School. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately (2 years) from the appointment begin date. Posting # 0009906. Closes Nov. 22.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, position for the Graduate School. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately (2 years) from the appointment begin date. The position will primarily provide programming support for the creation of graduate administrative software to be developed on the Salesforce platform. Posting # 0009906. Closes Nov. 22.

The Department of Financial Aid/Scholarship invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Financial Aid Advisor position. Posting # 0009915. Closes Nov. 23.

Information Systems Manager – The Department of Financial Aid/Scholarship invites applications for a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, Information Systems Manager position. Posting #0009919. Closes Nov. 26.

Business Analyst. Full-time position in OSU’s Business Affairs. Posting #0009924. Closes Nov. 26.

Executive Assistant to the Oregon State University Librarian – This position is a full time, 12-month fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #0009910. Closes Nov. 26.

This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees ONLY. The 4-H Youth Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term 4-H Program Coordinator position in Oregon 4-H Youth Development Program. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost of Outreach and Extensions . This position is located in Ontario, OR. Posting #0009942. Closes Nov. 27.

Teaching and Engagement Department Head – The University Valley Library invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor position. Posting #0009911. Closes Nov. 27.

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.

Purchasing Analyst 1 – Procurement and Contract Services (PaCS), invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Purchasing Analyst 1 position. Posting #0009937. Closes Dec. 3.

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

Peavy Hall:  Due to repairs, please expect a partial shutdown of the heating system in Peavy Hall.  Piping for the heating system needs to be rerouted for the ADA restroom improvement project.  The reheat coils throughout the building will need to be taken offline.  There will still be some heat coming from the steam heat in the mechanical room. This shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 15 and should end by 5 p.m.


Corvallis: “Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun! One mellow smile through the soft vapory air, Ere, o’er the frozen earth, the loud winds run, Or snows are sifted o’er the meadows bare.” — William Cullen Bryant. The sun will briefly smile on us today after a cloudy morning. Today’s high will reach 53 with a low of 44. Rain returns tomorrow.

Central Oregon: The morning may start out with some patchy freezing fog but the sun will likely appear by the afternoon. Today’s high is 53 and tonight’s low will only dip to 39. Friday brings a chance of rain.

Newport: Sunshine today will be followed with rain for the weekend. Today’s high will be 54 with a low tonight of 45.


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