OSU Today

Monday, Jan. 28, 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.

Corvallis police search for man who allegedly assaulted Oregon State University student near campus (OregonLive)

Corvallis police are looking for a man who allegedly tackled a female Oregon State University student, pinned her to the ground and then hit her several times on Saturday evening near the school’s campus. (see also KOIN, KVAL)

Empty nest syndrome no more: Sandwich generation anxious at full house (IBTimes UK)

Researchers from Oregon State University said, parents are feeling anxious and uncertain about how to cope with being sandwiched in between two needy generations. (see also MSN.com, Telegraph, Counsel & Heal)

Cows who eat flaxseed make more nutritious milk (The Atlantic)

Flaxseeds—those Omega-3 fatty acid-rich morsels found in such abundance at Whole Foods—can make cows produce more nutritious milk, according to a new study from Oregon State University researcher Gerd Bobe. (see also OregonLive, News-Medical.net)

Food Network personality Jet Tila to visit OSU (Democrat-Herald)

Acclaimed chef and Food Network television personality Jet Tila will visit Oregon State University on Thursday, Feb. 7, where he will meet the campus community and public and prepare a feast as part of OSU’s Lunar New Year celebration.

OSU/City group seeks public input on housing issues (Gazette-Times)

The Collaboration Corvallis neighborhood livability workgroup is holding a special public outreach meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Oregon picks four spots for wave and offshore wind energy (EarthFix)

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University deployed the first wave energy test system in the United States off Newport. Earlier this month the center announced it will site a larger, grid-connected testing facility in federal waters off Newport.


Support the Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program at OSU: Fundraiser at Pastini’s restaurant – 9th St. and Garfield, Corvallis – on Monday, Jan. 29 and Tuesday, Jan. 30. Mention “Linus Pauling Institute ” when ordering – 50 percent of net proceeds will go to the Healthy Youth Program to help local youth and families achieve optimum health through hands-on learning.

NEW! College of Forestry Bake Sale: Cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, breads, candies…?  Who knows what will be available at this first of CoF Food Drive events, but one thing’s for sure, deliciousness is guaranteed!  All funds collected benefit Linn Benton Food Share. Join us on Jan. 28, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Richardson Hall, 2nd Floor Knuckle.

Webinar: PowerPoint Multimedia for Mac Users, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Learn how to handle multimedia using PowerPoint on your Mac. Mon. Jan. 28, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNkPZ

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. Mon., Jan 28, noon to 12:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNvea

Plant science seminar series: Snow is good, worms are bad: Climate change and invasive species in the northern hardwood forest. Speaker: Peter Groffman. Monday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

Film talk: “Some Origins of Film Noir in Weimar Cinema and German Exile,” a talk by Jan-Christopher Horak as part of OSU’s Critical Questions Lecture Series, on Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. in Owen Hall, room 103, on the OSU campus. Horak is the director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive and a professor in the Critical Studies program in the film school at UCLA. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/wlf/critical

Upcoming Events

NEW! Webinar: Improving PowerPoint Slide Design, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). This webinar is designed to help instructors improve and beautify the visual look of their slide design in order to better support teaching and learning. Tues. Jan 29, 10-11 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNqXV

NEW! 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. Tues. Jan. 29, noon to 12:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNp6c

NEW! Oregon Master Naturalist Program: At the Jan. 31 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Jason O’Brien will discuss this new citizen science program offered by Oregon State University Extension. This week, Triad will meet in the Linus Pauling Science Center, room 402, 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.

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 St. 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.

NEW! Patent vs. Publish and its effect on your career Webinar: The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) will host the free webinar on Feb. 21, noon to 1 p.m. Register online or join us in Gilbert 324! http://sustainablematerialschemistry.org/news-event/events/patent_webinar

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.

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.

Library workshops: The Winter 2013 Grad Student and Faculty Workshop series has a busy two days with sessions on EndNote Web (Jan. 30), the Web of Science database (Jan. 30), Basic/Advanced EndNote (Jan. 30) and Mendeley (Jan. 31). Register for these sessions (and additional offerings) at http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops

God Talk in the Public Presidency: Through a comparison of the landmark 1960 JFK speech and the 2008 Romney speech, Professors Courtney Campbell and Amy Koehlinger will explore questions of religious liberty, the separation of church and state, and the role of religious discourse in presidential settings. Jan. 30, 2 p.m., MU, LaRaza Room.

Lunch & Learn: OSU graduate student Amy Thomson and Westminster House campus minister, Timothy Stover will facilitate a discussion about religious diversity. Questions or accommodation requests related to ability should be directed to jodi.nelson@oregonstate.edu. Lunches are welcome, no registration is required, but seating at the Women’s Center will be limited. Jan. 31, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Celebrity Chef at Lunar New Year: On Thurs, Feb. 7. Food Network personality and acclaimed chef Jet Tila will be demonstrating his cooking technique and his recipes with time to meet with students, OSU staff and faculty and the general public. Marketplace West’s Ring of Fire, live cooking demonstrations: 12:30-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m. and meal service: 11-1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Meal cost: $9 at the door.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Plastics in agriculture seminar series: Plastics in Agricultural Irrigation and Water Management Systems.  Craig Nelson, Nelson, V.P. for Engineering Nelson Irrigation.  Kidder Room 278, Jan. 30, 4 to 4:50 p.m.

NEW! Fish and wildlife seminar series: “At the Nexus of Ecological and Social Values: can science help pinpoint conservation obligations across ownerships on forest lands in Oregon?” Presented by Cindy Deacon Williams, Oregon Board of Forestry. Jan. 30, 4 p.m., Nash Hall Room 206.

Harvard Endowment Lecture Series: Ecological Homogenization of Urban America, by Peter M. Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY. Jan. 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center.

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.

Food drive events

Chili feed: The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center will be hosting a Chili Feed Jan. 31 from 11:30 am-1:30 p.m., in Hovland Hall, Room 9 , in support of Linn Benton Food Share. Homemade chili and cornbread for a $2 donation per bowl, or all you can eat for $5, or a donation of the equivalent in canned food.

News for Employees

NEW! NSF – Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network 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: Feb. 11.

NEW! Housing for interns and visiting scholars: UHDS Residential Conferences is offering housing for OSU interns and scholars this summer in Halsell Hall. Halsell offers furnished suite-style rooms with single- or double-occupancy bedrooms sharing a common area with kitchenette and 1.5 bathrooms. We are taking reservations directly from interns and scholars via our website: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/scholar-housing. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at (541) 737-9195 or uhdsresconf@oregonstate.edu.

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.

Deadline Extended—Faculty Funding Opportunity: Apply by Feb. 6 to participate in the Spring 2013 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community. Funding from Center for Teaching and Learning of $3,000 per course available to instructors to participate in learning community and redesign an existing on-campus course in hybrid format. Download request for proposals at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/grants. Questions? Contact Cub.Kahn@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-2803.

Search Advocate Workshop: Learn how to work with OSU search committees to enhance the quality of search and selection efforts. This two-part workshop provides theory, research, and strategies that can help search committees test their thinking, address complex process concerns, improve search validity and fairness, promote diversity, and address potential bias risks. Participants who complete Sessions I and II will be eligible to serve as advocates on OSU search committees. Session I will be held on Feb. 11 and Session II on Feb. 13, each at 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.. Visit the Professional Development Website for more details and to register.

Workshop – NSF – IGERT: The Graduate School and Research Office are hosting a workshop featuring Richard Boone, NSF Program Manager for IGERT. The workshop will include a presentation by Boone on NSFs expectations for IGERTs and tips on how to meet those expectations. Advanced registration is requested, but not required. Email Barbara Bond at barbara.bond@oregonstate.edu to register or for more information. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9-11:30 a.m., MU Journey Room.

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

CL@SE Summer Stipends for Engaged Research: The Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE) is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Research Stipends for Engaged Research. These are specifically intended to support OSU faculty collaborative, community-engaged research projects. Two awards of up to $3,000 will be granted. Application deadline is Feb. 22, noon. More information can be found on the CL@SE website or by contacting Daniel López-Cevallos at Daniel.Lopez-Cevallos@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.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.

Traffic and maintenance

Power outage: As of 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, there was a power outage on campus that impacts the following buildings: Cascade Hall, Halsell Hall, Azalea House, Oxford House, Dixon Lodge, Avery Lodge, Valley Library, LaSells Stewart Center, Fairplay Building, Property Services. It was unknown as of press time when power would be restored.


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

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.

Administrative program specialist: Diversity Development, a unit of Intercultural Student Services is recruiting for a full time, 12 month, Classified, Administrative Program Specialist with web expertise to join the Cultural Centers (Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, and Native American Cultural Center). Job posting #0010152. Closes Jan. 29.

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.

University Housing & Dining Services is hiring Resident Directors for 2013-14. Posting #0009924: This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, live-on position with apartment and meal plan. Posting#0009991. Deadline for full consideration has been extended to Feb. 4.

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.

The College of Education is seeking to hire a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Head Advisor-Recruiting Specialist.  Posting #0010190. Closing date Feb. 7.

Associate Director Design & Construction – Campus Operations is accepting applications for a full- time Professional Faculty position. The individual in this position will be responsible for decision making affecting the Campus Planning, Design and Construction, and Construction Contracts units. Posting #0010148. Closes Feb. 8.

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: “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” — Elizabeth Bennett (who may have been having a case of the Mondays). We’ll have rain today with a high of 44 and a low tonight of 35. Rain is expected for tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Snow is expected today and tonight, with an accumulation of around an inch possible. High of 37, low of 31. Snow may turn to rain as it warms tomorrow.

Newport: Rain is likely today and tomorrow with a high of 43 and a low of 39.

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