OSU Today

Thursday, Jan. 17, 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.

Sketch released of man who allegedly assaulted woman on OSU campus (OregonLive)

Police are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis on Tuesday. (see also KATU, KGW, Statesman Journal)

OSU wants bikers and pedestrians to Be Bright! Be Seen (LIFE@OSU)

In an effort to encourage bike and pedestrian safety on campus and around Corvallis, Oregon State University and the City of Corvallis are inviting the public to the Memorial Union Quad on Thursday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a special  “Be Bright!” event

Pet fish could give you freaky, antibiotic-resistant skin disease (Mother Jones)

Have a freshwater fish tank at home? Stop petting Nemo and Wanda for a minute, and take a deep breath. Ornamental fish in the US, many of which come from Asia, are hosting antibiotic-resistant bacteria which could spread diseases to their human owners, a new report put out by researchers at Oregon State University reveals. (see also Daily Mail, UPI, Bioscience Technology)

Sports fans root heroes, boo villains, and love a good game (KVAL)

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.

The man whose dynasty changed ecology (Scientific American)

In his five-decade career, he has trained a thriving dynasty of around 40 students and postdocs, many of whom are now leading ecologists themselves and who consider their time with Paine formative. They include Bruce Menge at Oregon State University in Corvallis, who expanded Paine’s research to coasts worldwide; Jane Lubchenco, who heads the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Washington DC.

Colleges requiring phys ed hit all time low (Health News Daily)

“This is the lowest percentage — by far — in the history of studies like this, which date back to the 1920s,” said study author Brad Cardinal, a professor of exercise and sport science at Oregon State University in Corvallis. “The percentage had never been below the mid-50 percent range before, and it was 97 percent back in the 1920s.”

Retrain your cravings (Yahoo Shine)

“Even though vanilla actually has no taste at all–it’s only a smell–we are unable to separate which information came from our mouth and which from our nose,” says Juyun Lim, Ph.D., a professor of food science at Oregon State University.

OSU’s Literary Northwest Series (Corvallis Advocate)

Oregon State University’s Literary Northwest Series will host a reading from local poets Clemens Starck and John Daniel on Friday, Jan. 18.

Ever-green garden style (Register-Guard)

In fact, there are so many invasive plants to avoid when planning a garden — or to remove if such plants already have invaded your space — it’s helpful to consult guides such as “GardenSmart Oregon: A Guide to Noninvasive Plants,” suggests Linda Renslow of the Oregon State University Extension Service.


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).

“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/

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! 31st annual Peace Breakfast: Join to honor and reflect on King’s revolutionary work. Tickets available at the MU Business Office or on site, $6 students, $10 non-students, kids under 5 free. Jan. 21, 9 to 10:30 a.m., MU Ballroom.

NEW! Birthday party for Dr. King: Jan. 21, 2 p.m., Native American Longhouse.

NEW! CL@SE Winter Social: The Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE) invites OSU faculty interested in Latino-related research to its first Winter Social event to enjoy a drink and hors d’oeuvres on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. Come engage in conversations with colleagues with similar research interests and learn more about our work.

NEW! Teaching and Learning Symposium: OSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to the first full-day Teaching and Learning Symposium. Session topics range from “Getting Your Students to Do the Reading” and the “Pedagogy of Hope” to the teaching and assessing of critical thinking. See a full schedule of events and session descriptions, then sign up for one workshop—or two—or even all the day’s events. Jan. 30, 9 a.m – 3:30 p.m. in the MU. Learn more and register Here: http://bit.ly/U29SY4

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.

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.

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

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

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.

“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.

Lectures and seminars

“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: Manager training: OSU managers and supervisors are invited to attend a 2-Day Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors program (http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/training/core), scheduled for March 11 and 12 (8-5 daily). The session is sponsored by Training & Organizational Effectiveness and is free. Up to 16 hours of prerequisite online training is required, so sign up early.Register by email to Leigh Larkin at leigh.larkin@oregonstate.edu before Feb. 15.

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.

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.

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


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.

The Department of Horticulture is recruiting for a full-time Department Head faculty position. The individual in this position will be appointed at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor with tenure.  Posting #0009980. Closes Jan. 31.

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.

The Oregon University System, Treasury Operations Division, is seeking a full-time Treasury Operations Coordinator.  For a complete job announcement and application requirements, please visit http://www.ous.edu/about/employment/.  Closes Feb. 11.

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: “January opens The box of the year And brings out days That are bright and clear And brings out days That are cold and grey And shouts, “Come see What I brought today!”–  Leland B. Jacobs. Today we’ll see areas of freezing fog, and a high of 38. Tonight’s low will be 28. There’s an air stagnation warning for the area as well. 

Central Oregon: Sunny skies and a high of 44 will be followed by lows of 22 tonight. Tomorrow the high will only reach 32.

Newport: It will be sunny today with a high of 55 and a low tonight of 36. Clouds begin rolling in tomorrow.

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