OSU Today

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 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.

Boyds raptor rehabilitator takes birds of prey under her wing (Washington Post)

Shoemaker became interested in raptors while working on her master’s degree in wildlife biology at Oregon State University, she said. She was studying coyotes but saw many raptors while collecting field data.

Beyond Reser, there’s plenty to like about Corvallis (Register-Guard)

When University of Oregon football fans descend en masse upon the Oregon State University Beavers’ home turf on Saturday , chances are they won’t spend a lot of time exploring the campus or nearby downtown Corvallis. Those who do, however, may be surprised by what they find.

New chip is tiny, cheap, can monitor everything from your heartbeat to your sleep patterns (Geek Wire)

And while it won’t help us listen to music or surf the web, a new inexpensive chip developed by researchers at Oregon State University may make it both cheaper and easier to monitor vital signs.

Diabetes rate lower in black tea-drinking countries (Huffington Post)

Green tea boosts the number of “regulatory T cells” in the body, which are important for the immune system, according to research from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. “When fully understood, this could provide an easy and safe way to help control autoimmune problems and address various diseases,” study researcher Emily Ho, an associate professor at the university, said in a statement.

Researcher touts barley’s uses (Capital Press)

Washington and Oregon farmers west of the Cascade Mountains should consider growing barley, Oregon State University professor Patrick Hayes says.

Climate change could force grazing cuts in West (Progressive Cattleman)

While much attention is focused on a warming climate’s effects on forest health and wildfires, climate impacts on range used for grazing has received much less scrutiny, said Robert Beschta, a professor emeritus at Oregon State University and lead author of the study.

Blossoming in big box haven (North Coast Citizen)

“You can fight it as a community, or just say it’s going to happen and make lemons into lemonade,” said Bruce Weber, director of the rural studies program at Oregon State University. “This story is pretty mixed,” Weber said. Wal-Mart’s impact on individual businesses depends on a whole host of variables including merchandise sold, customer service and efficiency. “You can see the averages and see that that is the trajectory, unless you do something,” he said.

4 ways to fall asleep easier tonight (Men’s Health)

Exercise at least 3 hours before sleep. A study done back in 2008-2009 by Oregon State University showed that people who exercised regularly, about 20 minutes of cardio a day, slept better at night than those who didn’t. Just don’t exercise too soon before bed as the rush may disrupt your sleep.


TAC Webinar: Using Social Media in the Classroom | Teaching Tactics, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Social media (Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc.) permeates many aspects of our daily lives, so why not the classroom as well? This webinar touches on the use of social media in higher education today and offers some ideas of how you might utilize it in your own classes. Nov 20, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/QjiREX. Visit the TAC page http://oregonstate.edu/webinars for more information.

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.

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.

Office closure: Printing and Mailing Services’ front office will be closed for staff training on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 12:45 to 4 p.m.. Shipping and mailing services will remain open. Hard-copy print jobs may be placed in the drop box on the south side of the building, and digital orders may be submitted online using our online order form. Completed orders will not be available for pick-up during this time. For questions or concerns, please call 541-737-4941 or e-mail digital.printing@oregonstate.edu.

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

Upcoming Events

NEW! Civil War archives celebration: Join in the Civil War game day festivities by stopping in at the OSU Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives Research Center. A selection of memorabilia from Civil War games past will be on display, and yearbooks and the Barometer will also be available for viewing.  Nov. 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Valley Library fifth floor.  For additional details, contact scarc@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-2075.

NEW! Repair Fair: If it’s broke, fix it. We’ll show you how Monday Nov. 26, 6 to 8 pm, at the Recycling Warehouse (644 SW 13th Street).  Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things. Save money, save natural resources. For a list of repair skills offered this month, visit our blog.

NEW! OSU Wind Ensemble Fall Concert: “…and the Mountains Rising Nowhere,” Conducted by Christopher Chapman. Featuring guest artist Jay Chen, trumpet, performing Reinhold Gliere’s “Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Band.” Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. OSU Faculty, Staff, and Students admitted for free with valid ID card. General admission at the door, $10.

NEW! Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP Training:  The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer training on the Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP proposal system on Nov. 28, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and on Dec. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in Memorial Union (MU) 211. Attendance is limited to 35. To reserve a space: sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu.  This session will be offered at least monthly throughout 2013.

Qualtrics survey research tool training: The intuitive and powerful Qualtrics survey tool is now available to all faculty, staff, and students under a campus license agreement. Please join us for a user training webinar on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2-3 p.m. or Friday, Nov 30, 10-11 a.m. Participants can attend the session in the Valley Library Willamette Rooms or view it in their offices. The webinar will be recorded. Register at: http://osuvalleylibrary.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5pgtCyaVuLfBrrD.  OSU Qualtrics link – http://oregonstate.edu/main/online-services/qualtrics

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Marine Resource Management Seminar Series: Speaker Jim Graham, of OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, will present “Modeling the Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills from Deep-water Wells.” He will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in Burt 193.

Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Speaker John Bailey, of OSU, will present “A framework for evaluating the impact of climate change of northern spotted owl habitat in dry forest types” on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. in ALS 4000.

Professional Faculty Job Groupings and Compensation Project Open Forum: During this time attendees will hear an update on the program milestones, in addition to time for questions and feedback. Pre-registration is not required. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2 to 3:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall.

Intercultural conflict workshop: Sue Theiss, OSU Ombuds, will be presenting “Managing Intercultural Conflict: Understanding Oppression and Adapting to Difference.” along with Roni Sue. Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to noon, Fireside Room at Linn Benton Community College’s Calapooia Center, Albany. The session will address how intercultural development affects the way we manage conflict, concepts of oppression, conflict dynamics including active listening and managing anger, and a model to use for conflict assessment and difficult discussions. Free to OSU employees. To register: 541-766-6081.

College Algebra redesign workshop: The OSU Dept. of Mathematics is addressing the challenge of improving student learning outcomes and engagement in this course by piloting a new approach that incorporates small-group work and increased use of interactive technology. In this workshop, Scott Peterson, currently teaching the redesigned section of MTH 111, will describe and demonstrate the new approach, will model activities from the course, and will discuss assessment and implementation. Wed., Nov. 28, 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Milam 215. Register at http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/75878/

News for Employees

NEW! Blackboard out on Nov. 23: Blackboard will be unavailable on Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Blackboard Technical Team will perform system maintenance that requires taking Blackboard offline. Instructors are encouraged to pass this information to their students and to plan instructional activities accordingly.

NEW! Banner offline: Banner and related systems (Online Services login, Data Warehouse, MyDegrees, etc.) will be unavailable from Nov. 22 at 12:01 a.m. to Nov. 23 at 11:59 pm.  Banner and Oracle will undergo maintenance that will impact availability for these business systems.

NEW! Recreational Sports Winter Sales Begin: You can renew your membership and locker rental starting on Monday, Nov. 26 at the Recreation Services Desk, (541) 737-3736. The desk is open M-R 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

NEW! Poinsettia sale: The Horticulture Club will be holding a Poinsettia sale Nov. 27 to Dec. 7.  This year the Club is offering a preorder option for those who want to ensure their favorite variety’s availability.  The varieties we are offering this year are ‘Red’, ‘Winter Blush’, and ‘Shimmer Surprise.’  Poinsettias will be sold for $15 each or 3 for $40.  Burst’s chocolate bars will be available for $3. A pre-order form can be filled out by clicking here.

Holiday Cards and Calendars: Printing and Mailing services has customizable holiday cards and calendars available for all OSU faculty, staff and students. Customers can choose from a creative selection of ready-made designs or upload their own images and custom text. Ordering information and prices are available online through our Design Online module (requires one-time registration). For questions, please e-mail digital.printing@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Today deadlines: OSU Today will not be issued on Thursday and Friday of this week. Any items which need to run this week must be submitted by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, to osutoday@oregonstate.edu

Non-perishable food drive: Nov. 5-21. Boxes will be placed at the MU info desk, Library, Dixon, Kerr, Main Squeeze, EBGBs, Cascadia Market, and on-campus residence halls. All donations will go to Jackson Street Youth Shelter and Community Outreach. Most needed items include: Canned vegetables/meats/fruits dry, cereals, granola bars, peanut butter, Pop Tarts, pancake mix, cooking oil, individual drinks, and jelly. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/hha

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.

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


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

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.

Office Specialist 2 – Seed Certification is seeking applicants for a part-time (.75 FTE) Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0009950. Closes Nov. 22.

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.

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.

Peer Education Coordinator – The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Peer Education Coordinator position. Posting #0009955. Closes Nov. 25.

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.

OSU Printing and Mailing is recruiting for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Marketing and Customer Service Manager.  Posting #0009959.  Closes Nov. 30.

Office Specialist 2 – The OSU Academic Success Center (OSU) is recruiting for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position.  This position works directly with students and requires excellent customer service skills. Within the ASC, this position will work closely with Academic Coaching and University Exploratory Studies Program.  Posting #0009954. Closes Nov. 30.

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.

Training Associate -The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Professional Faculty position. Posting #0009951. Closes Dec. 7.

Director of Technology Support Services – The Office of Information Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Director of Technology Support Services. Posting #0009946. Closes Dec. 12.

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 Oregon State University Foundation is seeking a dynamic and successful fundraiser to work in partnership with the OSUAA as Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs / Director of OSUAA Annual Giving Programs. This position will be based in the OSU Foundation’s Corvallis, Oregon office. Submit a cover letter, resume, and the Foundation’s application to Patricia Kenney, Senior Director, Human Resources at osuf.hr@oregonstate.edu.

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

Wilkinson Hall: The women’s restroom in room 244 will be closed for renovations from 8 a.m., Nov. 21 through 5 p.m., Dec. 21.


Corvallis: The trouble’s not over yet. Heavy rains continue today with flood warnings on the Marys and Luckiamute rivers. Up to half an inch of additional rain is expected by the end of the day, with a high of 52 and a low of 45. Showers are expected tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Rain and wind continue today and into tomorrow, when rain gradually turns to snow showers. Today’s high will be 49 with a low tonight of 34.

Newport: Heavy rains and gusty winds continue throughout the day and into the night. Gusts may be up to 39 mph. The high will be 54 with a low of 50. Showers continue tomorrow.


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