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Monday, Jan. 14, 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, Corvallis team up on program to promote bike, pedestrian safety (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University and the city of Corvallis are sponsoring a bicycle and pedestrian safety campaign and are giving away gear to support it.

Drivers with disabilities get help finding parking spots at Oregon State University (OregonLive)

Parking at Oregon State University just got easier for drivers with disabilities and smartphones. (see also KMTR, Democrat-Herald, Sacramento Bee)

Oregon caves weather the passage of time (OPB)

The researchers included Oregon State University graduate student Vasile Ersek, now at England’s Oxford University, along with Alan Mix and Peter U. Clark, professors in ocean ecology and biogeochemistry at OSU.

Misawa pier becomes slimy celebrity on Oregon beach (Asahi Shimbun)

According to the Hatfield Marine Science Center of Oregon State University that inspected the pier, more than 13,000 people visited the dock in the first weekend after it washed ashore, which was equivalent to three-tenths more than Newport’s population.

Seeding new ground (Gazette-Times)

More than a decade decade later, Kowalewski, 33, is Oregon State University’s new assistant professor of horticulture and turf specialist. He started Dec. 31. (see also Golf Course Industry)

First study of Oregon’s Hmong reveals surprising influences on cancer screenings (Albany Tribune News)

A new study by Oregon State University researchers examining attitudes regarding breast and cervical cancer screening among Oregon’s Hmong population shows a much more complicated picture.

There’s a gym on campus? (Daily RX)

Researchers, led by Brad Cardinal, PhD, professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at Oregon State University, looked at how often PE was required to graduate at colleges and universities across the US.

City, OSU to honor MLK (Gazette-Times)

For more than three decades, Oregon State University has celebrated the life and legacy of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. OSU’s 31st annual honoring the civil rights leader kicks off Monday and runs through Friday, Jan. 25. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 21.

OSU Beavers announce next season’s football schedule (LIFE@OSU)

A visit from defending Pac-12 Conference champion Stanford, a Friday night home date with USC and a Reser Stadium showdown with rival Washington highlight a six-game home schedule for the 2013 football season for Oregon State.


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.

Webinar: PowerPoint Multimedia I, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Learn the difference between linking and embedded audio and video in PowerPoint and how to improve the performance of your presentation playback. Mon. Jan. 14, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMG53

NEW! School integration documentary: The 2013 MLK, Jr. Celebration kicks off with a showing and discussion of “Ghosts of Ole Miss.” This ESPN film documents the 1962 riot-inducing battle over the University of Mississippi’s  integration of the school’s first African-American student. Jan. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the MU Journey Room. Snacks and beverages provided. Hosted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Upcoming Events

NEW! 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. Tues. Jan 15, noon to 1 p.m. Location:  SSC 138. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMKSm

NEW! Webinar: Blackboard Grade Center, with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  This session covers the Blackboard grade center in depth for instructors who want to make use of Blackboard features to refine their grading strategies. We’ll work with organizing the grade center; smart views; uploading and downloading grades; reports; grading schemas and grade weighting. We’ll also show you options for managing large groups of students. Tues. Jan 15, 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMLFP

NEW! 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: http://surplus.oregonstate.edu/public/osused.

NEW! Webinar: Finding and Using Media, with Stevon Roberts (TAC/CTL). 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. Wed. Jan. 16, 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMO4w

NEW! Bike and pedestrian visibility event: Stand out! Join Benny in the MU Quad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 17 and learn how to Be Bright on your commute to campus. Great giveaways! http://poweredbyorange.com/be-bright/

NEW! Oregon Women in Higher Education’s 33rd annual conference:  Jan. 25 in OSU’s MU Ballroom with keynote speaker Robin Holmes, UO Vice President of Student Affairs.  Registration is $50 for students and $125 for faculty/staff.  The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) has scholarships available for OSU students, staff and faculty who are in need of funding.  For more information about scholarships, contact Michelle Mahana at michelle.mahana@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! The 2013 Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference: Jan.31 and Feb.1  at PSU. OHESC is a platform to facilitate information sharing, networking, and collaboration related to innovative sustainability practices and research among Oregon’s higher education institutions. OSU, PSU and the OUS Chancellor’s Office are lead sponsors.  Take part in the effort to maximize our collective potential. Register here or contact brandon.trelstad@oregonstate.edu for more information.

NEW! Rulemaking hearing: Oregon State University will hold a rulemaking hearing on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m., MU 208. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment regarding a proposed rule change to Division 5: Time, Matter and Place Rule for Speech Activities.  Specifically, Section 35, concerning administrative interpretation of rules, and section 40, allowing for authorized exceptions, will be repealed to make the rule consistent with legal requirements and University practice.  For more information, including copies of all of the proposed rules: Beth Giddens at beth.giddens@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Libraries Winter Grad Student and Faculty Workshop series: Publishing Your Research (Jan. 15), Preparing Your IRB Submission (Jan. 16), and Intro to Data Management (Jan. 17). Register for these sessions (and additional offerings) at http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

RecSports Functional Tour: Join us for a 45-minute functional tour of RecSports facilities Tuesday, Jan. 15 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.

Faculty Chamber recital: L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) by Igor Stravinsky, narrated by Brad Townsend and conducted by Christopher Chapman. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., MU Lounge. Free

College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Jon DeVaan, Corporate Vice President, Windows Development, Microsoft will present “The Importance of Improving: The value of keeping an organization healthy, growing and competitive” on Jan. 16 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium. DeVaan, an OSU alumnus, will share what he has learned throughout his career about the value of innovation. For more information, call 541-737-1109 or business.oregonstate.edu/about/ddls

City of Corvallis’ Celebration for MLK Day: The Commission for MLK welcomes all to celebrate peace, nonviolence, and civility at the Majestic Theatre on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Larry Roper, OSU’s Vice Provost of Student Affairs, will speak and performances from Rainbow Dance Theatre,Fiesta Mexicana, 4-H Dance Club, and LBCC Chamber Choir are featured. Reception to follow. Free.

End-of-an-Era Celebration: After many years at the helm of Bing’s Café, Carol Lenz is moving to a part-time position at McNary Dining as a first step in her transition to retirement. Please join us on Friday, Jan. 18, 2:30 to 4 p.m. at McNary Dining Center as we congratulate her and share stories of her unique customer service style.

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.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! “Top predator extinctions in arid-land streams:” Do classic ecological principles hold under extreme environmental conditions?” Fisheries & Wildlife seminar presented by Kate Boersma, OSU’s Department of Zoology, at 4 p.m. Jan. 16, in in room 032 of Nash Hall.

News for Employees

NEW! Giving Circle: The OSU Women’s Giving Circle is currently accepting grant applications to be awarded in May 2013. The applications are due by Thursday, Jan. 17. To review the proposal guidelines and application form please visit http://osufoundation.org/howtogive/annualgiving/womens/apply_grant.htm. Questions contact Kellie Parker at 541-737-4691 or Kellie.Parker@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Welcoming Diversity…Valuing the Differences Among Us: Feb. 15 workshop. This day-long workshop uses the award winning National Coalition Building Institute community building model. A series of interactive exercises and conversations will assist participants in identifying and understanding the impact of oppression and oppressive behaviors on themselves and others. Pre-registration required. Full details, learning outcomes, and workshop description: http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/campus-coalition-builders-workshop-and-event-descriptions.

NEW! 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.

Faculty Interationalization grants: The Division of International Programs is pleased to announce the launch of the Faculty Internationalization Grants, a re-designed and expanded version of the IP Faculty Grants.Grants of up to $2,500 are available to OSU faculty to help promote international research, partnership, and collaboration.

Beaver Strides: Sign up for Beaver Strides now through Friday, Jan. 25. Register online for this FREE walking program for all OSU students, faculty and staff. Attention PEBB members: Beaver Strides qualifies as a HEM activity! http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/beaverstrides

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/

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/instruct/pp/ctla-files/docs/ll-stewart-app.pdf. Information, Jeanna Towns at jeanna.towns@oregonstate.edu

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.

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 Jan. 30 or Feb. 12 sessions.


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

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.

Manager for Campus ID Center. F/T position in OSU’s Office of Business Affairs. Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree and five years of supervisory experience. Posting # 0010113. Closes Jan. 21.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Library Technician 1 position for the Library at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # 0010131. Closes Jan. 25.

Business Analyst.  F/T position in OSU’s Office of Business. Posting # 0009924.  Closes Jan. 28 .

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.

Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Instructional Design Specialist position. The Instructional Design Specialist is a professional faculty member who provides knowledge and creativity in enhancing the development and design of learning modules; hands-on instructional design support for faculty developing courses interactive learning modules; and consulting support to maintain a future-oriented vision for development. Posting # 0010130. Closes Feb. 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.

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.

26th Street at Reser Stadium: Due to the installation of a new water valve on 26th Street by the City of Corvallis Public Works the South bound land of 26th street adjacent to Reser Stadium will experience congestion as crews work in the street.  South bound lanes will remain open for normal traffic flow.  City crew will be placing traffic control and signage to guide traffic.  Southern parts of Reser Stadium will experience temporary loss of domestic water while crews install a new valve. The work will take place Jan. 15, 8 a.m. to noon.


Corvallis: Baby it’s cold outside, but you’ve already figured that out. Today’s high will only reach 32, with a low tonight of 26 and the chance of freezing fog. Tomorrow we may warm up to a sizzling 36.

Central Oregon: Our temperatures will be higher than the Valley today when we actually break freezing and reach 33 degrees. Tonight’s low will be 12 with high tomorrow of 38.

Newport: Partly sunny today with a high of 40. Possible drizzle tonight as the low dips to 34. Temperatures will rise to 46 tomorrow.

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