OSU Today

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 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.

Crime alert

Attempted sexual assault: On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 10:10 p.m, the Oregon State Police and Corvallis Police Department responded to a report of an assault in the area of 30th Street and Campus Way.  The female victim was walking in the area when she was approached from behind by a lone assailant.  The assailant struck the female victim in the head, knocking her to the ground. The assailant attempted to remove articles of clothing, but the female victim was able to fight back striking the assailant in the nose and fled the area.  A law enforcement search of the area was unable to locate the assailant. The alleged attacker is described as a white male in his early to mid 20s, with short dark hair, 6’00 tall, with a bulky build, He was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt with an orange OSU in white outlines on the front, dark jeans and dark tennis shoes. He possibly has a broken nose or black eye. Call OSP at 541-737-3010 option 2 if you have any information. Call 9-1-1 if you believe you encounter this person on campus.

Newport selected for what backers call a utility-scale wave energy test site (Washington Post)

A statement from Oregon State University says the facility at a site yet to be selected about five miles from shore will test devices for generating potential and environmental impacts. Completion is expected to take several years. (see also WNYT, The World, Anchorage Daily News)

For sports fans the story – not the victor – makes the difference in enjoyment (Science Codex)

Lead author Colleen Bee, an assistant professor of marketing at Oregon State University, said the Olympics are a good example of an event where fans often cheer for little-known athletes competing in little-watched sports.

Ornamental fish industry faces problems with antibiotic resistance (The Fish Site)

“We expected to find some antibiotic resistance, but it was surprising to find such high levels, including resistance in some cases where the antibiotic is rarely used,” said Tim Miller-Morgan, a veterinary aquatics specialist with Oregon State University. “We appear to already have set ourselves up for some pretty serious problems within the industry.

Study: Pacific Ocean helps predict salmon returns to Columbia River (KBKW)

A team of scientists from NOAA and Oregon State University have found that a wide range of biological indicators from the Pacific ocean are better predictors of adult salmon returns to the Columbia River than local or regional physical indicators.

OSU begins MLK celebration (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University is holding its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration starting this week, with the theme “Reclaiming the R{evolution}ary Dream.” Events take place through Jan. 25.


Managing difficult conversations; Resolving conflict without giving in: Learn to resolve disagreements while protecting your needs and the relationships that matter to you. Jan. 16, noon to 1 p.m., MU 109.

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.

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.

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

“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 206 of Nash Hall.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Interfaith prayer service: A time for prayer and reflection with community members from varied spiritual, religions and philosophical backgrounds. Jan. 18, noon to 1 p.m., MU 206.

NEW! Sound and Fury: Film and discussion. Jan. 18, noon to 2 p.m., 202A Kerr Admin.

NEW! Russian play: The OSU/Corvallis Russian Troupe presents its 18th Russian-language show titled “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. Tickets sold at door. Adults $12, Senior/Students $8, children younger than 12 free. Synopsis in English available at door or electronically: vreneli.farber@gmail.com

NEW! Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Honor King’s life and choose from 8 community projects. Registration required at http://oregonstate.edu/cce/MLK Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., check in at McAlexander Fieldhouse.

NEW! Hmong OSU: A night of cultural celebration of the Hmong community will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., Jan. 26, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A Hmong dinner will be provided for guests. Admission is free but limited to the first 290 people. For special accommodations, email vangsh@onid.orst.edu.

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/

Classified meeting: The monthly SEIU Classified Workers meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Pan Afrikaan Room (MU 213) from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be updating those who attend on finances, CAPE, and current bargaining progress. A light lunch will be provided. All classified workers are invited to attend. Bring a friend.

Science of Aging: At the Jan. 17 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Viviana Perez will discuss her research on protein integrity during the aging process. 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.

Webinar: PowerPoint in the Classroom, with Joni Tonn (TAC). Learn researched techniques for PowerPoint that can strengthen your use of PowerPoint as an instructor. Topics include: themes to keep in mind when preparing presentations, directing attention, teaching and displaying qualitative and quantitative data, and also includes time for specific questions. Jan. 17, noon to 12:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMOSa

Advisor Coffee Talk: Tracy Bentley-Townlin will be joining us to talk about Disability Access Services for Students. There will be time to ask her questions, share your experiences and mingle with your peers. We will provide coffee, tea and snacks. Jan. 17, 2 to 3 p.m., Willamette East and West (Library).

We Have A Dream: A reader’s theater of peaceful heroes: A dramatic reading of speeches by Nobel Peace Prize winners. Jan. 17, 6 to 7:15 p.m., MU Journey Room.

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.

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. 18, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMRxa

Music a la Carte: OSU Trumpet Choir. Noon, Jan. 18, MU Lounge.

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.

“How to Compost in Your Department” Luncheon: Register for this free luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 23, noon to 1 p.m., to learn about the options you have to compost food scraps in your department. You can reduce waste during the national RecycleMania competition, and year-round! Campus Recycling can provide you with all the supplies you need to get started. Register here by Tuesday Jan. 22, 2 p.m., if you would like lunch provided.

Professional Development Workshop: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association offers David Chin of ActionCoach presenting “5 Dysfunctions of a Team”. Learn about these five dysfunctions and how you can make your team more functional and cohesive Feb 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. $20 PFLA members/$40 non-PFLA members (includes lunch) CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Visit: http://people.oregonstate.edu/groups/pfla/ for more information.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! “The Meaning of Wilderness and the Rights of Nature:” Roderick Nash, author of Wilderness & the American Mind & one of the founders of Environmental History will be giving free public lecturing on Thursday Jan. 17, 4 p.m., in the Memorial Union Journey Room.   Info: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/

NEW! “Alpine Environments and the Changing Climate:” Join us for an interactive public discussion with four of Oregon’s top climate historians and scientists in the Memorial Union Journey Room on Jan. 18, 2 p.m. Info: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/ 

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Spring 2012-13 Solicitation (Fall, Winter or Spring 2013-14 Release). The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Feb. 18.

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2012-13. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the University. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission Deadline: Feb. 25.

NEW! Buy Orange Contracts: PaCS has recently put in place new contracts on furniture, flooring, and industrial supplies. Furniture has grown from 2 to 28 manufacturers, flooring has grown from 1 to 12 manufacturers, and Grainger was recently added for industrial supplies.  Visit the Procurement and Contract Services’ Buy Orange website at: http://pacs.oregonstate.edu/buyorange for information on these contracts, ordering procedures, price discounts, and vendor contact information. For additional information, contact James Figgins at 541-737-6995 or James.Figgins@oregonstate.edu

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. 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.

Recreational Sports Snow Shuttle: Join RecSports on our Snow Shuttle which takes you to Mt. Bachelor! The first shuttle will leave Jan. 21, 6 a.m. and return the same day around 7:30 p.m. For more information or to sign-up, contact the Adventure Leadership Institute , (541) 737-4254. Register today. Don’t have equipment? Rent skis from us.

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/.

Library Undergraduate Research Award: We encourage all faculty to nominate their outstanding students for these two annual $1000 awards. To be eligible, students must have written their papers or completed their research projects as part of their course work at OSU during the 2012 calendar year. The application deadline is Jan. 31. View the eligibility, evaluation criteria, and application requirements at http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/undergrad-research. For additional information contact Cheryl Middleton, Associate University Librarian (Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8527).

KBVR seeks students to feature: The hosts of Inspiration Dissemination are seeking students to feature on the program over the next two terms. The program highlights student research, and encourages young students to pursue a career of science and research. Inspiration Dissemination takes place on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. and can be streamed on www.kbvr.com/listen or listened to on 88.7fm. For more information: InspirationDissemination@gmail.com

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.

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.

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 Internationalization 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.


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

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.

Program Rep 1- Insurance Specialist – Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Insurance Coordinator- Program Representative 1. Posting #0010140. Closes Jan. 28.

The Office of Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Business Analyst position. 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.


Corvallis: We’re warming all the way up to 39 under mostly cloudy skies, with a low of 27. Freezing fog and clouds expected tomorrow as well.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 56. Clear and cold tonight with a low of 20.

Newport: Patchy freezing fog, gradually warming with a high of 54. Low tonight of 35.

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