OSU Today

Wednesday, Nov. 28

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.

Booze and your body: Is alcohol healthy? (Health Magazine)

It strengthens your bones, says a new study from Oregon State University. It fights heart disease. A glass a day in midlife is linked to a lower rate of heart disease and cognitive decline in old age.

Washington State declares war on ocean acidification (Scientific American)

“We lack real-time, high resolution data — which is key because conditions are so variable,” says panel member George Waldbusser, a marine chemist at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

New computer approach could change design, manufacturing (R&D Magazine)

Engineers at Oregon State University and other leading institutions have made important advances that may dramatically change how machines get built, with a concept that could turn the approaches used by modern industry into a historic relic. (see also KTVZ, Manufacturing.net, Iconoclast)

Big changes recommended by Oregon State/city collaboration work group (Gazette-Times)

Those involved in the project are charged with recommending steps to address noise, partying and other perennial college-town livability issues that have been magnified by OSU explosive enrollment growth of recent years.

OSU students in recovery may have new residential program by fall term (LIFE@OSU)

OSU is currently working on a new program that will focus on providing support, community and resources to students in recovery.

Cultural exchange (Gazette-Times)

The assistant professor of German at Oregon State University has a DVD collection of more than 4,000 films and television recordings from his home country that span from the silent movie era to the latest releases. But watching the productions — whether on a television screen or a digital projection — is just not the same, he said, as film.

Shop ’til you (literally) drop: Old age starts when you cease to be an independent consumer (Vancouver Sun)

“Even when we start to lose some of our abilities to do these everyday consumption activities, it’s not the loss in and of itself that makes us old,” says lead author Michelle Barnhart, an assistant professor of marketing at Oregon State University. “It’s about how we interact with each other, how we frame the situation, and how we treat people in ways that make them seem ‘old’ or ‘not old.’ ”

Beaver and Duck gear: ‘You can never have enough’ (KVAL)

Kalli Sherer wore an Oregon State University sweatshirt, T-shirt and scarf, along with orange beads, but that didn’t stop the 17-year-old from shopping for new gear at the OSU Beaver Store before Saturday’s Civil War game.


OSU Procurement and Contract Services (PaCS) Equipment Maintenance Management Services: PaCS has contracted with The Remi Group to provide a comprehensive approach to managing equipment maintenance: keep using your current vendors, consolidate your equipment maintenance contracts, AND save money. The company will host a presentation providing details and answering questions on Nov. 28 at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in MU Room 213. For more information visit the PaCS Buy Orange website: http://pacs.oregonstate.edu/buyorange

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.

President’s Winter Coffee: Join us for holiday treats and gourmet coffee in the MU Lounge, Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9:30 – 11 a.m., at the President’s Winter Coffee. Collections will be taken for the OSU Food Pantry.

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. 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.

TAC Webinar: Collaboration in Blackboard Teaching Tactics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Learn about wikis, blogs, journals and discussion forums in Blackboard. See how Blackboard’s collaboration tools work, and how to determine which ones might be the best option for your course. Nov. 28, noon to 12:50 p.m. Register here http://bit.ly/UTCIGv. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars for more information.

Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: USGS’s Debbie Reusser & EPA’s Henry Lee will present “Predicting the relative vulnerability of near-coastal species to climate change using a rule based ecoinformatics approach” on Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. in ALS 4000.

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/

Water, People & Institutions Seminar Series: Speaker Kelli Larson, of Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, will present “Social‐Ecological Dynamics in Residential Landscapes: Water Conservation,Tradeoffs and Complexities” on Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. in ALS 4000.

Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Nov. 28 – “Using Camera Trapping Techniques for Mammal Surveys and Monitoring.” Nicole Duplaix, Chair, IUCN/SSSC Otter Specialist Group, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU. 4 p.m., Nash Hall 032.

Upcoming Events

NEW! TAC Webinar: – Introduction to Mind-Mapping | Teaching Tactics, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn what mind-mapping is and how you might utilize it in your classes to improve learning. This webinar includes a mixture of conceptual and practical application, as well as a brief overview of existing mind mapping software and its features. Nov. 29, 9-9:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UTCXBc. Visit  http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars for more information.

NEW! The 32nd Annual Holiday Marketplace: A festive arts fair with over seventy Oregon artisans plus musical performances will take place on Friday, Nov. 30th and Saturday, Dec. 1st ,
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Support Oregon talent and  buy local; Fine arts, handmade crafts and specialty foods will be featured. A free event/open to the public. 

NEW! 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 and Android apps, TAC Tech Tips and more. Nov. 30, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UTDJ18.   Visit http://oregonstate.edu/tac/workshops for more information.

NEW! Oregon State Glee presents the second annual Sing Off: Featuring OSU Glee, Outspoken, Divine, Wilsonville High School’s Soul’d Out and Covallis High School’s Spartacappella. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe. $10 General Admission, $5 students and youth.

NEW! Holiday Concert featuring the Corvallis-OSU Symphony and Oregon State University Choirs: Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Program includes Vivaldi Concerto, op. 3, No. 10 in B minor, Vaughan Williams’ “Dona nobis pacem,” holiday favorites, a sing-along and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah.” Several faculty conductors and student and faculty soloists will be featured. Reserved and general admission seats available. OSU students free with ID card. Tickets available at Grass Roots Books & Music, Gracewinds Music, and online at http://cosusymphony.org

NEW! Collaboration that Works: This training highlights strategies and tools individuals and groups can use to make their collaborative efforts efficient and effective. Open to natural resource and agriculture agency individuals who engage in collaborative planning. Keynote – Connie Hatfield, Hatfield’s High Desert Ranch in Brothers, Ore. Dec. 6-7, LaSells Stewart Center. Fee $200. Registration required http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/event/2012Collaboration_that_WORKS/

NEW! Phil Histand retirement celebration: Phil Histand is retiring from Student Health Services after 23 years. A celebration in his honor takes place Dec. 19, 3 to 5 p.m., MU 109.

Musician’s Holiday: At the Nov. 29 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Mike Curtis, former member of the OSU Music Dept. faculty, will perform and discuss his approach to composition. 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.

Student Recovery Community: The Division of Student Affairs invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to learn more about initial work on supporting the student recovery community at Oregon State. An information session will be held Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. in MU 206. For more details contact robert.reff@oregonstate.edu or visit http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/recovery.

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.

Music a la Carte: Nov. 30: Special Seasonal Program, The University Chorale and the Corvallis Community Choir, conducted by OSU grad students and David Servias. NOTE: This concert is at the First United Methodist Church at 11th & Monroe in Corvallis. Noon.

Book talk, signing: Literary Northwest presents acclaimed essayist and new Oregon State University faculty member Elena Passarello, reading from her debut collection, “Let Me Clear My Throat,” on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room on the OSU campus. A book signing will follow.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Richard Caprioli, Director, Mass Spectrometry Research Center, Vanderbilt University will present a seminar “Molecular Imaging of Tissue Sections By Mass Spectrometry” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

NEW! School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Distinguished Lecture: Rani Borkar, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Development Group, will speak about the new era of computing with the advent of mobile devices in a free lecture on Nov. 30. Her talk will be held in room 1001 of the Kelley Engineering Building from noon to 1 p.m.

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.

Ecological Impact of Tsunami Debris from Japan: John Chapman of the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center will speak about the nature and potential ecological consequences of the debris that is arriving on our coast from last year’s Japanese earthquake-generated tsunami. Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

“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. Nov. 30: The Entrepreneur’s Role in Research Commercialization.

News for Employees

NEW! Business attire donations: OSU MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences) Chapter is currently seeking donations of ‘lightly used’ professional business attire for our annual Career Wardrobe event, Feb. 7, in the MU Ballroom. The event helps OSU students prepare for the winter term career fairs and supports student members attending the MANRRS National Conference. Donation drop off locations are 137 Strand Agriculture Hall (Stag) and Career Services B008 Kerr. The Portland Beaver Store is also a donation center located at 538 SW 6th Ave. For more information: contact Wanda.Crannell@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-2999.

Charitable Drive: The annual Charitable Fund Drive is one way in which OSU employees can make a measurable difference in the communities we live. The 2012 Charitable Fund Drive at OSU runs through Jan. 31, 2013. You can consolidate all of your normal charitable donations into an easy monthly payroll deduction, and still give directly to the organizations of your choice. Visit the OSU Charitable Fund Drive site at http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/ to give online or send your personalized form to 2012 CFD, 100 LaSells Stewart Center.

Sequestration, Thelma and Louise . . . and Peanut Butter?: The Vice President for Research offers a view from the fiscal cliff. Please see The Spin on Research

Attention all DAS Shuttle Users: Due to changes in SB242 and the new distribution model that was adopted, a form is being instituted to better enable OSU Printing and Mailing Services to keep this valuable service operating under optimal conditions. This form will be available on the Printing and Mailing Web site and at Printing and Mailing Services. As of Jan. 1 all packages being sent via DAS Shuttle will require the form be attached to them. Information: Judy Bankson, 737‐3979.

Blanket and pillow drive: OSU Extended Campus and The Valley Library have teamed up to collect blankets and pillows to donate to Community Outreach, Inc. Bring your new blankets and pillows of all types to the 4th floor reception desk in the Valley Library from Nov. 26 – Dec. 11 during office hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Check donations made out to Community Outreach will also be accepted. Email beth.caudill@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

Student Media’s Multimedia Competition: Students are invited to put their multimedia skills to the test as teams compete to cover a “breaking news” event. The competition is scheduled for Jan. 3-4 . Teams of 5-6 students will combine their skills in writing, video, audio, still photography and web publishing to tell a compelling story from a news scene. The winning team receives tickets to visit a live broadcast of a Portland Trailblazer game at the Rose Garden. Free and open to all OSU students. Sign up by Dec. 31. For more information, contact Bill Gross at bill.gross@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4860


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

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.

Library Technician 2 – Oregon State University Libraries invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Library Technician 2 position. Posting #0009973. Closes Dec. 3.

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.

The Lane County Extension Office is recruiting to fill one full-time, 1.0 FTE, limited duration (1 year) appointment as an Education Program Assistant 1 for the Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program in Lane County. This position requires travel. Posting #0009967. Closes Dec. 7.

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.

Office Specialist 2 – The TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program is recruiting for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # 0009974. Closing date is Dec. 11.

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.

Public Information Representative 1 – Web Communications is recruiting to fill one full-time position(1.0 FTE). The Public Info Representative 1: Web Editor position in the Web Communications office edits, curates and creates content for OSU’s home page and top tier websites. Posting #0009947. Closes Dec. 15.

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.

INTO OSU has an immediate need for a System Integration Manager. This technical position is responsible for managing the integration of OSU academic systems to meet the needs of INTO OSU, and to pro-actively manage and take ownership of assigned systems issues and development projects involving the student information system and related systems. Salary $75k to $85K per year, plus full benefit package. For a complete job description and additional details, please email Rhonda Maillard at rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu.

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

Cordley Hall: Due to an elevator replacement, the west elevator in Cordley hall will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Dec. 3 and reopening on March 18, 2013.

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: ““When we shall hear The rain and wind beat dark December, how In this our pinching cave shall we discourse The freezing hours away?” – Shakespeare. As December nears, you might consider asking Santa for some sunshine, because rain is all we’re going to see in the near future. Today’s high will be 47 with a low of 46, and rain is expected for the next week.

Central Oregon: A mix of rain and snow are possible today as the transition to warmer weather takes place. The high will be 44 with a low tonight of 33. Rain is expected for the rest of the week with temperatures staying above freezing.

Newport: Steady rain, turning heavy at times, is expected with winds gusting up to 60 mph tonight. Highs will be 53 with a low of 51.

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