OSU Today

Thursday, Jan. 10, 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.

OSU debuts Venture Accelerator, industry partner program (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University introduced an ambitious initiative Wednesday that aims to create jobs, boost university spinouts, and better connect OSU researchers and faculty to industry.

Colleges’ physical education requirements fade away (USA Today)

“Students are really missing an opportunity to learn skills for a healthy life,” says lead researcher Brad Cardinal, professor of exercise and sport science at Oregon State University. His university has a physical education requirement, putting it in the company of institutions such as Columbia University. (See also: Elmira Star-Gazette, Gazette-Times editorial)

Collaboration group hears from city staff on parking issues (Gazette-Times)

In the continuing effort to unravel issues of parking and traffic related to Oregon State University’s growth, the questions still outnumber the answers.

Researchers seek to boost bumblebee forage, blueberry yields (The Grower)

Oregon State University researchers want to see if increasing foraging habitat for native bumblebees will in turn increase their pollination of nearby blueberry fields.

Poetry reading set for Friday at Valley Library (Gazette-Times)

David Biespiel and Wendy Willis will read from their most recent poetry collections at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the rotunda of the Valley Library at Oregon State University.


NEW! Red Room concert: Jane Rigler (flute), with Kevin Patton (guitar), and Dana Reason (piano). Thursday Jan. 10, 7 p.m., $5. Interzone Cafe, 1563 NW. Monroe Ave. Supported by the OSU Music Department.

Faculty Senate: The Jan. 10 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2013/0110/. For those unable to attend the meeting, it will be webcast from http://live.oregonstate.edu/ beginning at 3 p.m. The agenda includes reports related to: Smoke-Free Implementation Update, Morrill Land-Grant Act, Legislative Issues and Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

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.

Gatekeeper Suicide Awareness Training: Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young Americans between 16 and 24. Come learn how to understand the warning signs and interventions available to students dealing with depression or suicidal thoughts. Help yourself feel more prepared about what to say and who to contact if you encounter a young person who is depressed. Jan. 10 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Kearney 311.

Pacific Northwest Diving: The 2013 meeting of Pacific NW Diving Safety Officers will be held Jan. 10-11 at HMSC, co-hosted by the scientific diving programs at OSU and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The event brings together scientific diving administrators from a wide range of programs to address issues and challenges unique to working underwater. For more information contact: Kevin L. Buch, OSU Diving Safety Officer, kevin.buch@oregonstate.edu

Upcoming Events

NEW! Between the Cracks Forum: Jane Rigler (flute) from Colorado. Performing new works for flute and electronics by women composers. Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., The Art Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave. Students with id free. $10 at the door, $5 for Art Center Members. Supported by the OSU Music Department.

NEW! Science and Engineering Workshop: A free workshop, “Discovering the Scientist Within,” for 6th-8th grade girls will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at OSU. The workshop includes fun, hands-on activities, and the opportunity to meet successful woman engineers, research scientists, university professors, and OSU undergraduate and graduate students. To register: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/cosey/discovering-scientist-within. Info: 541-737-6422. Registration is limited to the first 85 girls.

NEW! Baccalaureate Core Review Workshop:  Jan. 16, (1-3 p.m.) or Feb. 28 (2-4 p.m.) This is a how-to baccalaureate core assessment/category review workshop for those units/courses up for review in 2013 (Calendar: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/skills-calendar). Topics covered: the course review process, the updated Category Course Review Webform, guidance on what you can do this term and in upcoming terms to assess student learning in the Baccalaureate Core. Online registration: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/bacc-core-workshop-registration or contact Beverly Dirks at Beverly.Dirks@oregonstate.edu.

Poetry reading: The School of Writing, Literature, and Film’s Literary Northwest Reading Series presents David Biespiel and Wendy Willis reading from their most recent poetry collections on Friday, Jan. 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library at Oregon State University. A book signing will follow. Free and open to the public.

Webinar: TAC.FM, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC) & Stevon Roberts (TAC/CTL). Drop in on our Friday morning TAC Technology webinars. Each week we will take a look at technologies of interest to teaching faculty at OSU. Check out our program offerings, topics and show notes at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/tacfm. Fri. Jan. 11, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMBhN

PCOSW general meeting: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) welcomes all to a general meeting on Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. in MU 206. As a direct link to 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. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/pcosw/home

Workshop: Getting to Know Hitachi StarBoards, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn the basics of how the Hitachi Starboard electronic whiteboard system works. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the functionality of the board and introduce ideas of how it might be effectively utilized in the classroom. Fri. Jan 11, 2-3 p.m. Location: SSC 136. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMKSm

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Snowpack seminar: Friday, Jan. 11, 12-1 p.m., Kidder 202 and via streaming:  http://live.oregonstate.edu “Mountain Snowpack and Vegetation: Implications of Disturbance,” a talk by Anne Nolin, professor, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Seminar sponsored by the Institute for Water and Watersheds and the Willamette Water 2100 Project.

NEW! Monday Morning Meetings: Geoff Petts, senior editor of Regulated Rivers: Research & Management and the vice-chancellor of the University of Westminster in London will present the seminar, “Managing Environmental Flows in a Future of Hydrological Instability,” at 9 a.m. Jan. 14 in room 32 of Nash Hall. This is the first of the 2013 Monday Morning Meetings series.

News for Employees

NEW! Campaign for OSU: OSU’s campaign finished strong in 2012 with $19.9 million in gifts in December, bringing the total to $887.9 million toward the $1 billion goal. Learn more here: http://campaignforosu.org/campaignupdate/2012/dec/

NEW! Faculty development: Applications for the L.L. Steward Faculty Development Fund provide faculty members with grants of up to $2,200 for professional development activities that have a  clear connection to the enhancement of teaching and student learning at OSU. Beginning this year, up to two grants for $4,000 may also be considered for exceptionally compelling and well-written proposals. Academic advising-related proposals are welcome. Applications/guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/funds /application/llstewart/index.html. Information, Jeanna Towns at jeanna.towns@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Calling all female-identified artists: The 2013 OSU Women’s Center Art Exhibit will be featured in the Memorial Union Concourse Feb. 4 to March 7. Please consider displaying your art at the exhibit. Please write to womenscenter@oregonstate.edu to let us know when you would like to drop your art off or if you need more information.

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.

Faculty Senate Elections: Faculty Senate elections concluded at the end of fall term resulted in the following: Dan Edge, president-elect; Mary Cluskey, Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator; and Executive Committee members – Mike Bailey, Donna Chastain and Andy Karplus. Current faculty senators can be viewed online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/membership/2013.html; the underlined names indicate newly elected senators. All newly elected individuals will be installed at the Jan. 10 Faculty Senate meeting.

OSU Parking App: OSU now has a parking app that will allow students, faculty, staff, and visitors to find parking information and location for all lots on OSU’s campus. The app also allows you to find location and real-time availability for ADA parking spaces in the core of campus. For more information and for a download of the app please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/parking.

Assessment Poster Contest: In conjunction with the Faculty Assessment Academy, an open poster session highlighting any OSU assessment-related activities will occur Jan. 24 from 1-2 p.m. Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation invites you and/or your unit to submit a poster abstract by Jan. 16. A grand prize of $500 and at least one honorable mention of $250 will be awarded. Additional details and registration are available at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/assessment/osu-faculty-assessment-academy/poster-session.

Conversations with Ed Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two winter term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Please access the registration form at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/sml_grp_ses2013/ to register for either the January 30 or February 12 sessions.

Career Services News: Career Services January 2013 Newsletter is here. Take a look at upcoming events, seminars, and resources sponsored by OSU Career Services: http://www.scoop.it/t/january-2013-newsletter

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/.

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.

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


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

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, 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, 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.

Systems Development Engineer-Business Solutions Group-The College of Business is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month, Professional Faculty position. Posting #0010042. Closes Jan. 31.

Instructor – The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time, 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.

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

Cordley Hall Parking: A portion of the parking lot west of Cordley Hall will be closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 14-19 to accommodate staging for the crane associated with the new elevator project.

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


Corvallis: We may be in for a snowy day. Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all rain after 10 a.m. Snow level 500 feet, rising to 900. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

Central Oregon: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33 and a low of 16.

Newport: Showers likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.

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