OSU Today

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

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.

Mandatory Physical Education In Colleges And Universities Is At All-Time Low, Report Shows (Huffington Post)

“There is a remarkable disconnect in that we fund research as a nation showing that physical activity is absolutely critical to academic and life success, but we aren’t applying that knowledge to our own students,” study researcher Brad Cardinal, of Oregon State University said (See also: OPB, The Inquisitr)

OSU Professor Draws Attention To Death Penalty Through ‘Last Supper’ Plates (OPB)

She was drawn to these last meals, and eventually came up with the idea of painting representations of them on ceramic plates. You can see many of them at a new exhibit opening this week in Corvallis. It’s called Julie Green: The Last Supper. (See also: The Daily Astorian)

OSU professor’s book explores movie-making (Albany Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University film historian Jon Lewis has written and developed an innovative new book on film analysis and movie-making that creatively uses pictures, moving images, and even voice-over narration to make learning about films visual.

OSU researchers ‘trying to see the world from the predators’ point of view’ (KVAL-TV)

“We had to think very differently about these interactions, trying to see the world from the predators’ point of view,” said Kelly Benoit-Bird, an Oregon State University marine ecologist and lead author on the study.

College of Education professor visits Vietnam on Fulbright (LIFE@OSU)

Ken Winograd, an associate professor in the College of Education, visited Vietnam in December as part of the Fulbright Specialist Program. During the two-week assignment he led presentations on primary education.

Corvallis residences, businesses get survey on parking, traffic (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

The survey is being distributed by the Collaboration Corvallis project, which is working on issues between the city and Oregon State University that have resulted from enrollment growth.

Oregon State University Installs Parking Sensors to Show ADA Parking Space Availability via Mobile Devices (Sacramento Bee)

Visitors, students and staff at Oregon State University looking for ADA accessible parking spaces on campus can now use their mobile devices to check for space availability.

David Sarasohn column: Higher education’s bowl game in Salem (Oregonian)

Declares Wheeler about the coming legislative session, “It’s going to be the moment for higher education in the state of Oregon.”

 KCC, OSU continue work on partnership (Herald and News)

Officials at Klamath Community College and Oregon State University are still working on a partnership that could allow students to stay in Klamath Falls and earn a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from OSU.


NEW! Staff Art Show: Please join us for the Staff Art Show reception Jan. 8, from 5-7 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Galleria, honoring participants in OSU’s 3rd Annual Staff Art Show. Can’t make it to the reception? Stop by and see the amazing work of your co-workers anytime during the month of January. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/classified-and-professional-staff-art-exhibit

NEW! “King of Kings” Film: On Tuesday, Jan. 8, there will be a free public showing of “King of Kings,” the 1927 landmark silent film by Cecil B. DeMille at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall 102. Screenings are open to everyone and will feature a different film every Tuesday throughout winter term.

Beyond Demographics: The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning presents a seminar/forum titled “Beyond Demographics: The Human Side of Diversity and Inclusion in STEM” at 4 p.m. Jan. 8, in Kidder 202. Larry Roper, Michelle Bothwell and Derron Coles will lead a conversation that will challenge your thinking about diversity and inclusion. Come and share your insights and experiences. This forum will be available via Polycom to Cascades campus and streaming http://live.oregonstate.edu. Information: http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/Events or email Julie.Risien@oregonstate.edu

Last Supper Exhibit: The Last Supper: 500 Plates, a series of painted plates illustrating final meal requests of death row inmates in the United States by OSU associate professor of art Julie Green, will be exhibited in Corvallis starting Tuesday, Jan. 8. through Feb. 16 at The Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave. An artist’s reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Green will give a brown bag talk at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Both events will be at The Arts Center.

Webinar: Blackboard Basics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). This session covers the most frequently-used features in Blackboard. We’ll review Announcements; working with courses; adding and managing course content (assignments, syllabus, etc.), grade center; testing; communicating with students. It’s a great place to start if you’re new to Blackboard, or would like a refresher. Tues. Jan 8, 3-3:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMBhN

Become a Master Recycler: This once-a-week- 8-week class will explore all aspects of recycling. Free to residents of Linn and Benton counties who agree to pay back what they learned through 30 volunteer hours of service. Registration required: http://tiny.cc/recycclass. Classes are Jan. 8-Feb. 26, 6:15 to 9 p.m., 305 Kearney Hall.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Blue pigment: At the Jan. 10 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Mas Subramanian, professor of chemistry, will discuss his lab’s new blue pigment that has drawn interest for sustainability purposes. Triad meets in the MU, room 109A, 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.

NEW! Science Watch Party: ScienceOnline2013 Watch Party at OSU will be held on Jan 31, Feb. 1, and Feb. 4 in Kidder Hall 202. The sessions will be interesting to science writers and journalists; web communicators; outreach specialists; and scientists and students with an interest in outreach, blogging, and social media. Each hour-long session is followed by our own 20-minute discussion. It is free and open to all. Refreshments provided. Registration is required. Registration link and details at http://ehsc.science.oregonstate.edu/watchparty

OSU-Cascades It’s in the Bag lecture: On Jan. 9, during OSU – Cascades’ next “It’s in the Bag” lecture, assistant professor Kathleen Cowin will present “Teachers Mentoring Teachers” and explore how this training period can be refined so that beginning and experienced teachers are best prepared to educate future generations. Noon to 1 p.m., Cascades Hall, Room 118, College Way, Bend.

Childcare and Family Resources Lunch and Learn: Jan. 9, noon to 1 p.m., MU 211. Join us for an informative hour discussing sibling rivalry in relationship to developmental milestones and some strategies for guiding and supporting our children and maintaining our patience and hopefully our sense of humor. RSVP to amy.luhn@oregonstate.edu

Chinese Cultural Event: The Huaxia Orchestra Henan Museum and the Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Team will be making an appearance at OSU on Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., at the LaSells Stewart Center. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the event is free.

OSUsed Store Welcome Back Event: Come by our public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St and celebrate our first sale of 2013 with a complimentary hot beverage while you shop! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays. Learn more on our website.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Saturday, Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to take part in this event and celebration. 8+ service projects will be offered for the 2013 event. Pre-registration is required. Participants will assemble at McAlexander Fieldhouse. Continental breakfast and hot tea/coffee and a hot lunch will be provided upon return to campus. The 2013 MLK Day of Service is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Student Events and Activities Center, and HandsOn Willamette. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/mlk-day-service-projects.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Victor Nizet, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego, will present a seminar “Probing the host-pathogen interface for new therapeutic targets” on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty/Staff Fitness: If you are thinking about your health, let Faculty Staff Fitness be a part of your life in 2013. Classes are still available. The classes are located in Langton Hall and the Woman’s Building on campus. The classes are fun and informative. If you are registered for the HEM program through Providence these dollars apply. Please go to the FSF website for registration and class descriptions: http://health.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff-fitness

NEW! Humanities Fellowships: The Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications from OSU faculty members interested in 2013-14 Fellowships for the resident research program. Each year the Center brings together scholars engaged in any humanities-related research to pursue research and writing in an environment designed to be stimulating as well as protected from the usual daily demands of academic life. Applications due by 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. For information, check the Center’s website: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/.

NEW! NSF – Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN) Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – NG NNIN program. The NSF has announced an open competition to establish a NG NNIN for Fiscal Years 2014-2018. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-ng-nnin. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission deadline to the Research Office: Feb. 11, 2013.

NSF – Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – EESE program. The program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/ethics-education-science-and-engineering-eese. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission deadline: Jan. 14.

Food Drive: OSU’s Food Drive takes place next month. Is your department participating? Find out by checking the Coordinators List. If you’re not listed, there’s still time. Submit your unit’s coordinator to University Events so that they can join us for the orientation kickoff on Jan. 15.

Faculty Funding Opportunity: Instructors who teach large-enrollment Bacc Core Courses are encouraged to submit proposals to participate in the Spring 2013 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community. Funding of $3,000 per course available. Download the Request for Proposals at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/grants. Apply by Jan. 21. For more information contact Cub.Kahn@oregonstate.edu at the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Book Arts: Student projects from the first Book Arts class at OSU, taught by Professor Yuji Hiratsuka, are on display on the 5th floor of the Valley Library. The projects combine hand binding techniques, printmaking, digital art, letterpress, and photography to create unique works of art. Displayed in collaboration with the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, “Continuum of Inspiration” is on display through Jan. 31.

Training Courses: Join us at Training & Organizational Effectiveness for no-cost skill building workshops to start the New Year. Courses offered this quarter include: Stretch Goals: Taking Your Performance to the Next Level, Principles of Moving from Good to Great, Handling and Turning Around Complaints, Delivering Exceptional Service, Working Through Problems, Managing People Through Change, Understanding Conflict and Moving to Resolution. For registration and details, visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23.

Healthy New Year from RecSports: Let RecSports help you reach your wellness goals this New Year! Learn more about our facilities, services, membership options and more! Winter Term and 9-month memberships are on sale now.

CAPS Re-accredited: OSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has been re-accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc., a Virginia-based organization of U.S., Canadian and Australian counseling agencies. The Counseling and Psychological Services was evaluated by IACS against high standards of counseling practice and was found to offer competent and reliable professional services to its clientele. Approval by IACS is also dependent upon evidence of continuing professional development as well as demonstration of excellence of counseling performance.

Pruning classes: The OSU Extension Service, Lane County, Farms & Gardens Program has scheduled Pruning, Growing Great Tree Fruit, and evening gardening classes starting in January. The 2013 class schedules are available on the web at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens. Certified Pruning Specialists will give demonstrations ($10 donation per person suggested). Contact OSU Extension Service – Lane County to reserve your spot, 541-344-5859.

OSU Directory: The 2012-13 OSU Directory has arrived and all department pre-orders have been delivered. If your department needs more copies, please call or email Kami Hammerschmith in Student Media at 541-737-6379, kami.hammerschmith@oregonstate.edu, or come to 118 Memorial Union East/Snell Hall. The directories are $2 each and can be billed to an OSU index number. OSU Directories put out in the Memorial Union are free to OSU students only.

NSF – Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – EESE program. The program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/ethics-education-science-and-engineering-eese. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission deadline: Jan. 14.

URSA-ENGAGE: The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking research project proposals from OSU faculty willing to serve as mentors for undergraduate researchers in a new research program called URSA-ENGAGE. Information for Faculty and Faculty Application: http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/. Contact: Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu. Deadline for Faculty Research Project Proposal Application: Jan. 18.

STEM Academy AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) Clubs for 6th-12th grade girls: Middle School Club meets Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m., from Jan. 22 to Feb. 26. High School Club meets Wednesdays, 5 to 6:30 pm, from Jan. 23 to Feb. 27. Topics include mapping, chemistry, food science and more. Undergraduate women studying science and engineering will lead and be mentors for the clubs. To register: http://academy.engr.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Cost is $75. Scholarships available.

Honors College courses: OSU tenured/tenure-track, senior instructor, and emeritus faculty members are invited to submit University Honors College course proposals for the 2013-2014 academic year. Any course in the OSU General Catalog is eligible to be offered as an Honors course, and proposals for new courses are welcomed. Courses that include substantial experiential learning opportunities are sought. Proposals should be submitted at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/current/courses/proposals. For information, toni.doolen@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5974. Deadline is Jan. 28.

Animal Connection: Can acupuncture help vultures? Find out in the latest issue of Animal Connection from the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Also in this issue: The Science of Baby Making, Unusual Expert Help, Dog Days of Summer, and Vets Are More Than Pet Doctors.

General Research Fund (GRF) Spring 2013: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Spring 2013 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Complete program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Feb. 4.


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

Systems Development Engineer-Business Solutions Group-The College of Business is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Professional Faculty position. Posting #0010042. Closes Jan. 11.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applications for one full-time, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0010083. Please contact Beth Dyer if you have any questions at beth.dyer@oregonstate.edu. Closes Jan. 11.

Career and Internship Coordinator-The College of Business is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Professional Faculty position. Posting #0010069. Full consideration Jan. 7. Closes Jan. 14.

Procurement and Contract Services (PaCS) invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Purchasing Analyst 3- Construction Contracting position. Posting #0010102. Closes Jan. 18.

Banquet Manager, OSU Catering, University Housing and Dining Services. Filling one F/T Professional Faculty position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Salary range of $38,000 – $43,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Posting #0010092. Closes Jan. 18.

Instructor – The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Instructor for the Forestry Field School. Posting #0010016. For full consideration by Jan. 15. Closes Jan. 31.

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.

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.

INTO OSU is recruiting for Human Resources Manager. Primary duties include performing generalist duties in a human resource manager role, with additional office administrative tasks. Salary is $50,000 to $55,000 plus benefits. Position is open until filled. For a full description and/or immediate consideration, reply to the link https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=5018712

Traffic and Maintenance

Snell Hall: Due to replacement of the main water supply back flow device, the domestic water in Snell Hall will be temporarily shut off from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 8. This will affect the entire building.

Free parking on campus: Open parking no permit required in student lots only, through Jan. 11.


Corvallis: Sprinkles today, with a high 53 and low of 41. Expect a mix of snow and rain by Thursday.

Central Oregon: Mostly cloudy weather today with a high of 48 and a low of 32. Possibility of snow on Wednesday.

Newport: Rain is expected today with a high of 54, and a low tonight of 43.

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