OSU Today

Monday, Feb. 4, 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.

On game day, sometimes winning isn’t everything (US News & World Report)

That’s the conclusion of a new study of what can really drive a fan’s rooting interest, although not every supporter of Sunday’s Super Bowl showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers might agree. In research led by Colleen Bee, an assistant professor of marketing at Oregon State University, 133 participants viewed speed-skating competitions featuring unfamiliar athletes. (see also LiveScience, Contagious Magazine)

Scientists see insect outbreaks from outer space (Smithsonian Magazine)

But in the Pacific Northwest, Garrett Meigs, a forestry PhD candidate at Oregon State University, is using LandTrendr to study the intersection of wildfire and insects. (see also UPI)

Super Bowl 2013: Harbaugh brothers compete, and so do father and son (LA Times)

Jay Harbaugh half-jokes that he chose to attend Oregon State because the UV rays were preferable in the Pacific Northwest, but the main reason was he got to spend four years working under Beavers Coach Mike Riley, who was Jim’s coach with the San Diego Chargers.

Report highlights coastal climate risk (KLCC)

Oregon State University professor Peter Ruggiero contributed his expertise in wave research to the report.

Short bouts of physical exercise can help you meet exercise guidelines (Huffington Post)

“Our results suggest that engaging in an active lifestyle approach, compared to a structured exercise approach, may be just as beneficial in improving various health outcomes,” study researcher Paul Loprinzi, an assistant professor at Bellarmine University who conducted the research while at Oregon State University, said in a statement. (see also CTV News, Daily Mail, Statesman Journal)

OSU wins contract to build new oceanographic research vessels (Science)

As many as three new coastal research vessels are slated to join the United States’ oceanographic research fleet—and Oregon State University will take the lead in designing and building them.

Oregon crab project rewards tag discoveries (Oregon Live)

An Oregon State University researcher in the second year of a three-year project to determine mortality rates for crabs released from sport and commercial pots is rewarding those who help.

Former OSU professor struck, killed by lightning (KVAL)

A former Oregon State University professor was killed by a lightning bolt Saturday near his home in Scotland.

Antibiotic resistance strikes $15 billion ornamental fish industry (Health Day)

“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,” Tim Miller-Morgan, a veterinary aquatics specialist with Oregon State University, in Corvallis, said in a university news release. (see also MSN, iVillage, Philly.com)


News & Research Communications Mardi Gras Rummage Sale: Come by Kerr’s 4th Floor Lobby from Feb. 4-8, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. We’re selling books, music, movies, clothing, household goods and more. And with our Mardi Gras theme, we’ll also be selling Mardi Gras beads and masks!

RecSports Functional Tour: Join us for a 45-minute functional tour of RecSports facilities Monday, Feb. 4 at 8:15 a.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.

Webinar: PowerPoint Multimedia for Mac Users, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Learn how to handle multimedia using PowerPoint on your Mac. Mon. Feb. 4, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNBT2

Plant science seminar series: Toward seed sovereignty: The Open Source Seed Initiative and the future of public plant breeding. Speaker: Jack Kloppenburg. Monday, Feb. 4, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

Plant Science Seminar: “Beyond Local and Organic: Future Directions for Sustainable Food Systems,” by Jack Kloppenburg, University of Wisconsin-Madison. A public talk on Monday, Feb. 4, 7-8:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Sexual violence townhall: Various leaders of the OSU community have come together to provide an overview of the comprehensive approach to the prevention and recovery services OSU offers and to engage the campus community in their concern and commitment to maintaining and improving the safety of all community members.   Feb. 5, 5:30 to 7p.m., LaSells Stewart Center

NEW! OSU-Cascades “It’s in the bag!”: Helpful/Safe vs. Useless/Dangerous: The Affect Heuristic. Jesse King, assistant professor of business, talks about the mental shortcuts we make in decision-making. Feb. 6, noon, Cascades Hall Room 118, Bend.

NEW! Webinar: Using Social Media in the Classroom, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Social media (Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc.) permeates many aspects of our daily lives, so why not the classroom as well? This webinar touches on the use of social media in higher education today and offers some ideas of how you might utilize it in your own classes. Wed. Feb 6, 2-3 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNCGz

NEW! “Free and Easy” Biochemistry: At the Feb. 7 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Kevin Ahern (aka the singing scientist), will discuss his approach to science education. Triad will meet 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.

NEW! 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.

Recycled Fashion Show: OSU Fashion Organization presents the annual “Runway Rubbish” fashion show. Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the MU Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Free admission. Donations accepted.

Student webinar: “Landing Your Dream Federal Job or Internship,” Feb. 5, 11 a.m. to noon, Valley Library, Willamette East & West Rooms, 3rd Floor. This webinar is for students interested in finding and applying for federal internships and jobs, as well as those advisors looking for more information about federal opportunities to share with their students.Questions: please contact jennifer.busick@oregonstate.edu

Meet with Ed Ray: The Faculty Senate invites all faculty (academic, research and professional) to participate in a small group session with President Ray on Feb. 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This is an opportunity for faculty to share their concerns, suggestions and experiences. To register for this session, please access the form at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/sml_grp_ses2013/

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Fish and wildlife seminar series: “The dead don’t lie: raptors, rodents, and conservation paleobiology,” presented by Rebecca Terry, Department of Zoology, OSU. Feb. 6, 4 p.m., Nash Hall Room 206.

Plastics in agriculture seminar series: Plastics in Food Packaging. J. Antonio Torres, Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Oregon State University. Kidder Room 278, Feb. 6, 4 to 4:50 p.m.

Library Faculty Seminar Series: Doing Oral History at OSU: A Tale of Three Time Zones, Feb. 15. Chris Petersen talks about his work doing oral history, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Feb. 15, Williamette Industries Seminar Rooms (3622) Valley Library. Contact Uta Hussong-Christian, uta.hussong-christian@oregonstate.edu, with any questions.

Africa Initiatives: Join the next Africa Initiatives Meeting, Tue., Feb. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in Heckart Lodge – 2nd Floor Conference Rm with speaker Todd Pugatch, Department of Economics, “Bumpy Rides: School to Work Transitions in South Africa.” View more information about the Africa Initiatives or, if you have questions, please contact Julie.walkin@oregonstate.edu.

Food drive events

NEW! Soup lunch!: Wed., Feb. 6 at The Valley Library 3rd floor staff lounge, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For $5, enjoy soup, dessert and a hot beverage (courtesy of Java II) and also a chance to buy a handcrafted pottery bowl! Buy lunch for your student workers, friends and colleagues! Sponsored by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. Questions? Contact JoLynn.Ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Soup and salad: The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center will be hosting a soup and salad event on Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until the food runs out, in Hovland Hall, Room 9 , in support of Linn Benton Food Share.  Please come and enjoy a variety of delicious homemade soups with salad and bread for $5.

OSUsed Store Food Drive Discount: Come to our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Bring 1-2 food donation items for 10 percent off or 3+ items for 25 percent off your purchase. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Flower Power: Email JoLynn.OHearn@oregonstate.edu to be added to the order site for Gift Wrap, Dahlias, Freesias, Tiger Lilies, Anemones, Peonies and Black Gladiolus. 50% of the profit goes to Linn Benton Food Share. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement.

See’s Candies: Email JoLynn.OHearn@oregonstate.edu to order from the Spring Candies Selection. 25%-50% profit goes to Linn Benton Food Share. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement.

Raffle for prizes: Enchanted Forest passes, Bi-Mart Gift Certificate, Animal Crackers Gift Card, and more! Come to the 4th floor Administration Desk in The Valley Library to buy your $1 raffle tickets. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. For more information contact JoLynn.Ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

Izzy’s Coupon books for $5: Come buy coupon books at the 4th Floor Reception Desk in The Valley Library! Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. Questions? Contact JoLynn.Ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

OPAA Baked Potato Bar for Linn/Benton Food Share: Very popular in the past, OPAA is once again offering a full baked potato bar lunch – including dessert – for $5 as a fundraising effort to support Linn-Benton Food Share. Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Kerr 306 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for good food and conversation, while also supporting a worthy local cause.

OSU Extension Linn County’s 12th Annual Soup Bar: Our fundraiser to benefit Linn Benton Food Share is on Fri, March 1, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. It’s $4 for a bowl with bread, beverage and cookies or $6 for a bottomless bowl, bread, beverage, and cookies. 104 4th Ave. SW, Albany. Contact Rosemary Weidman: rosemary.weidman@oregonstate.edu.

Second Annual Prettiest Pet Contest: Is your pet the cutest? Enter the Prettiest Pet contest to benefit the Food Drive. Submit a photo & $1 entry fee at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg.; entries accepted Jan. 28 through March 1. Vote for your fave by donating from Feb. 4 through March 1; the pet with the most donations wins. Email jessica.king@oregonstate.edu.

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty Assessment Travel Grants: The Office of APAA announces grant funding for travel to learn about assessment methods that can be imported for use at OSU for the purpose of improving assessing student achievement of learning outcomes. Additional details can be obtained at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/assessment/home.  Contact Bill Bogley, Director of Academic Programs, Assessment & Accreditation, with questions – 541-737-7463, bill.bogley@oregonstate.edu. Proposal deadline:  There is a rolling proposal deadline. Proposals will be accepted until June 15.

NEW! Non-Profit & Volunteer Fair:  Meet representatives from over 50 local and national nonprofit and government organizations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns, and employees. Feb. 6, noon to 3 p.m., MU Ballroom.  Three breakout sessions will be offered between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. See  http://oregonstate.edu/cce/fair for more information.

NEW! Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Spring 2013: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Spring 2013 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/rerf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-8390. Deadline: March 12.

Agritourism summit: OSU Extension Service, Travel Oregon, and partners will be hosting the second of its two part Oregon Agritourism Summit “Getting to Yes.” Part II will focus specifically on public policy and regulatory issue discussions. This summit is for policy makers, economic development, agriculture and community organizations, and agri-business owners. The daylong event will take place at the LaSells Stewart Center, March 1 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Preregistration is required. Lunch is included with the $35 registration. Register at: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/oregonagritourismsummit or contact OSU Extension Service Benton County at (541) 766-3556. Registration deadline is Feb. 25.

Weight Watchers at OSU: Another 13 week session of WW begins Feb 19. WW Open House meetings will be held on Feb 12, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Student Health Services room 322. The meetings are not limited to OSU employees. The next 13-week session begins Feb. 19. Complete a Health Risk Assessment on the PEBB website, required by PEBB. If you are a PEBB subscriber the cost of the meetings will be fully subsidized. Call the WW/Pebb number 866-454-2144 and ask for a confirmation code. They will mail that code to you and you will present that confirmation code at the first meeting of the 13 week session. For more information, contact Kathi at 541-737-3106.

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.

General Research Fund (GRF) Spring 2013: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Spring 2013 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Feb. 4.

Traveling exhibit on immigration comes to OSU: Borderless Stories documents the lives of immigrants in Rural Oregon. The exhibit will be hosted in various locations in Corvallis throughout the month of February. It will appear in the OSU Valley Library, Main Floor, from Feb. 18-28.

Traffic and maintenance

Austin Hall construction: As part of the excavation and site foundation development for the new College of Business Building, Austin Hall, please expect street congestion, noise and vibration associated with this project. Austin Hall will be located to the west of Fairbanks and the Women’s Building. Dates: Jan. 30-April 19.


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

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.

Procurement Contract Officer: Procurement and Contract Services (PaCS) invites applicants for a full-time Procurement Contract Officer, Professional Faculty position. The individual in this position will be responsible for all aspects of procurement contract management, but with a focus on federally funded acquisitions. Posting #: 0010197 Closes Feb. 5.

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.

Accountant 1, Arts and Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University.  F/T, starting at $3048/monthly + benefits. Posting # 0010229.  Closes Feb. 10.

Construction Manager: Campus Operations invites applicants for a full-time Construction Manager position. The individual in this position will oversee construction administration and support planning, design and construction on capital and non-capital projects. Posting #0010199 Closes Feb. 10.

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.

The Residential Education unit of University Housing and Dining Services invites applications for an Assistant Director for Living-Learning Communities.  This position will be responsible for development and oversight of Living-Learning Communities within UHDS. Posting #0010132, Closes Feb. 15.

The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position. This will be a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month position with a primary focus in the discipline of Agricultural Business Management. The position will begin on Sept. 15. Posting #023550. For full consideration, please submit applications by Feb. 15.

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.

Primary Care Physician – Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Physician. Posting #0010206. Closes Feb. 18.

Occupational Safety Officer– The Environmental Health and Safety unit of Campus Operations is recruiting for a full-time, Professional Faculty position to manage the statewide Occupational Safety Program, assist departments in the implementation of the OSU Safety Management Program, and perform as the backup for the statewide Environmental Protection Compliance Program. Posting #0010157. Closes Feb. 22.

The Oregon University System, Controller’s Division, is seeking a full-time Manager of Reporting. For a complete job announcement and application requirements, please visit http://www.ous.edu/about/employment/. Closes Feb. 25.

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.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an opening for an experienced and capable Assistant Director for Information Technology Services to assist in the building of a “Best in Class” ITS department. The OSU Foundation offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The annual salary range for this position is $75,000 – $85,000. If you are interested in advancing your career in an organization that is making a difference, please complete the Foundation’s job application and send your cover letter and resume to Patricia Kenney, Senior Director, Human Resources

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

The Oregon State University Foundation is recruiting for an experienced and capable Foundation Services Coordinator and Administrative Assistant for Gift Planning. If you are interested in advancing your career in an organization that is making a difference, please complete the Foundation’s job application and send your cover letter and resume to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator. The OSU Foundation makes hiring decisions on the basis of merit and ability, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. All positions will be open until filled.


Corvallis: Some Mondays make you feel a bit upside downafter the weekend.  Gray skies and drizzle are here to keep you firmly grounded. Today’s high will be 49 with a low of 38.

Central Oregon: Today will be party sunny with a high of 52 and low tonight of 31 with a slight chance of snow in the evening.

Newport: A chance of sprinkles today will likely turn to rain by tonight. The high will be 50 with a low of 42.

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