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Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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.

Home brewers look into growing backyard hops (OPB)

Oregon State University’s hops breeder, Shaun Townsend, said he regularly fields questions from the public about growing hops. He also teaches workshops on “hops growing 101″ to prospective hops farmers and gardeners.

Remembering King’s legacy (Gazette-Times)

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech has resonated with Maria Chavez-Haroldson since she was a young girl. She has sought to heed the central point of the speech; to judge people “by the content of their character,” as King said.

Researchers spot stripe rust in western Oregon field (Capital Press)

Mike Flowers, cereals specialist for Oregon State University Extension, reported a photo showing classic early season stripe rust symptoms.

Local libraries join statewide program to help readers gain access (OPB)

In addition, Oregonians who are conducting research will be able to tap into the vast resources of academic libraries, including the Oregon State University libraries, Oregon Health Sciences University and several community colleges.


Library workshops: The OSU Libraries Winter 2013 Grad Student and Faculty Workshop series continues with sessions on The Literature Review (Jan. 23), Exploring the ICPSR Datasets (Jan. 22), and Intro/Advanced Zotero (Jan. 24). Register for these sessions (and additional offerings) at http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Webinar: Beyond Blackboard Basics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). This session covers several useful features in Blackboard that instructors may not know about, or would like more details on. We’ll review Adaptive release; Mark as reviewed; Performance dashboards; Notifications; Course reports; Grade reports; Sharing content with other instructors, Adding and formatting images, and some assorted productivity tips. Wed. Jan 23, noon to 12:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhN0AK

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

Webinar: Introduction to Mind-Mapping, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn what mind-mapping is and how you might utilize it in your classes to improve learning. This webinar includes a mixture of conceptual and practical application, as well as a brief overview of existing mind mapping software and its features. Wed. Jan 23, 3-4 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhN1Vh

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Iain Cheeseman, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, will present a seminar “Generating a dynamic kinetochore-microtubule interface” on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3:30 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

Fish and wildlife seminar series: “Use of genomics to detect and understand the spread of introgression from introduced rainbow trout into native westslope cutthroat trout,” presented by Fred Allendorf, Regents Professor Emeritus, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana. Jan. 23, 4 p.m., Nash Hall Room 206.

Plastics in agriculture seminar series: Plastics in Horticultural Cropping Systems. Rich Regan, Dept. of Horticulture, Oregon State University. Kidder Room 278, Jan. 23, 4 to 4:50 p.m.

Dialogue on Class: A discussion on how class intersects with other parts of our identities and how it affects our connections with each other. Jan. 23, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Native American Longhouse.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Music a la Carte: Trio de Bellezza of the Oregon Chamber Players. Ranging from Baroque to jazz. Noon, Jan. 25, MU Lounge.

NEW! Qualtrics survey tool basic training: The powerful Qualtrics survey tool is available to faculty, staff, and students under a campus license agreement. A training webinar will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, 1 to 2 p.m..  View the webinar in the Valley Library Willamette Rooms or in your office. Please register at http://osuvalleylibrary.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0GPk75lan3TweZT. OSU Qualtrics link –http://oregonstate.edu/main/online-services/qualtrics

NEW! 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. 25, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNeYu

NEW! Partnership for Safety and Justice: Jose Guiterrez, an OSU alum and current Youth Justice Policy Organizer, will discuss the Partnership for Safety and Justice. Jan. 25, noon to 1 p.m., Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez.

NEW! Webinar: Collaboration Tools Blackboard, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Learn about Wikis, Blogs, Journals and Discussion Forums in Blackboard, how they work, and how to determine which ones might be the best option for your course. Fri. Jan 25, 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNgzN

NEW! Inside Voices: An inside look at what prison is like from the prisoners themselves. Jan. 25, 3 to 5 p.m., MU 211.

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.

NEW! Corvallis Repertory Singers: British Invasion featuring the CRS Chamber Singers. 3 p.m., Jan. 27. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe. Tickets available at Grass Roots, Gracewinds, and other locations. Info: repsing.org.

NEW! Qualtrics survey tool advanced training: An advanced Qualtrics training webinar will be shown on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Valley Library Willamette Rooms or you can view it in your office. Please register at http://osuvalleylibrary.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0GPk75lan3TweZT. Please send specific questions about using Qualtrics to Stefanie Buck (stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu) by Jan. 23. OSU Qualtrics link – http://oregonstate.edu/main/online-services/qualtrics

NEW! Linn Benton Opera Guild Preview Lecture: Tosca by Puccini, presented by Angela Carlson. 7:45 p.m., Jan. 29, Benton Hall Room 303. Members and students free. Info: 541-757-8949.

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity: Defining a R{evolution}ary Agenda: Results of a year-long OSU equity study. Jan. 24, noon to 1 p.m., Native American Longhouse.

Winter Shelter for the Homeless: At the Jan. 24 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Aleita Hass-Holcombe of the Corvallis Homeless Coalition will discuss arrangements for men, women and families for the winter. This week, Triad will meet in the LaSells Stewart Center 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.

International film festival: 2013 Crossroads International Film Festival will held in Darkside Cinema. For complete schedule for the shows starting Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m., visit http://oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads/

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 by Jan. 28: http://bit.ly/U29SY4

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Speech Communication Colloquium: Elizabeth Root will present her research titled “To Claim ‘Nappy-esque’ Hair: An Autoethnographic Exploration of White Racial Identity” on Friday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m. in Shepard Hall 106.

Plant science seminar series: Restoration of the ponderosa pine ecotype through cooperation among private forest owners on hazardous fuel reduction. Speaker: Paige Fischer. Thursday, Jan. 24, 4 p.m., Richardson 313.

Wave Rider: Oregon’s Role in Ocean Renewable Energy: Belinda Batten of the OSU Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) will discuss ocean renewable energy and what role the NNMREC is playing in this field. 7 p.m., Jan. 31, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

News for Employees

NEW! 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.As of Jan. 22, 163 OSU employees have contributed $85,874. Currently we are 24 percent behind last year’s total contributions of $113,393. We encourage you to make your contribution before the fund drive ends.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.

NEW! Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is Feb. 1 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Winter 2013.  Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For additional information, please visit:  http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

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.

Reception for John Maul: A reception to honor John Maul, former Director of the School of Arts and Communication, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. in the C&E Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center. Maul passed away from a long illness late last year. John’s wife, Kay Campbell, is hosting the reception. Attendees are invited to write a remembrance of John to be included in a book of tributes. Use 8.5” x 11” paper for inclusion in the book and forward your page to the attention of Loril Chandler, 106 Fairbanks Hall, no later than Feb. 13.

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

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.

NSF – IGERT Request for Letters of Intent: The Research Office is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. The program is intended to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. Letter of intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/integrative-graduate-education-and-research-traineeship-nsf-igert-program. Information: Debbie Delmore. Research Office submission deadline: March 1.

Drive Less Connect: Save money on your commute, win prizes for biking, and more: Check out Drive Less Connect (www.DriveLessConnect.com), a free program to find carpool / vanpool matches for your trips to campus. Also, track your trips by bike, walking, bus, etc. to win great prizes like gift cards to Starbucks and American Dream Pizza. To learn more about Drive Less Connect at OSU, visit http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/rideshare.

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.


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

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 School of Psychological Science invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Academic Advisor. Posting #0010153. For full consideration apply by Jan. 30. Closes Feb. 6.

Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The VP for Research Office/Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) invites applications for a full-time, 12 months, classified, Fiscal Coordinator 1, position. Posting #0010156. Closes Feb. 8.

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.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a .75 FTE 12-month, or full-time 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position. Posting #0010127. For full consideration by Feb. 28. Closes Mar. 30.

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


Corvallis: No sign of freezing rain in town so far this morning, but the warning remains until 1 p.m. today, when any freezing precipitation we might experience will turn to plain old rain. Temperatures will stay above freezing the rest of the week with rain and highs and lows in the 40s expected.

Central Oregon: There’s a chance of rain and snow today with a high of 45 and a low tonight of 24. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny.

Newport: It will be rainy today with a high of 46 and a low tonight of 39. More showers tomorrow.

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