Sound waves used to increase disk drive capacity (ComputerWorld)
Flea market (The Economist)
As they report in this week’s Nature, Stephen Giovannoni of Oregon State University and his colleagues have discovered the elusive phages. Swift’s wisdom, it seems, still holds good. (see also Astrobiology Magazine)
Portland’s tech renaissance is great for software developers, not for those looking to hire (Oregonian)
With its undergraduate computer science program constrained to funding limits, Oregon State University responded last year by adding a one-year online computer science course designed for students who had recently completed their degrees. Already, it has 200 people enrolled. Math and science programs are hard and frequently off-putting to undergrads, said Terri Fiez, head of OSU’s electrical engineering and computer science program.
When Oregon State University hires a new staff or faculty member, they’re often changing the life not just of one person, but of a family. Approximately three-fourths of faculty members are married, and the decision to take a job at OSU impacts the job opportunities of working partners or spouses as well.
Certifications help distinguish hops farm (Capital Press)
To gain certification, Roy Farms submitted a year’s worth of pesticide, fertilization, irrigation and water-quality protection records that were fed through a USDA-funded software called PRiME, or Pesticide Risk Mitigation Engine, by Salmon-Safe, Oregon State University and Agroecology Northwest.
Amid a shortage of Oregon software developers, efforts to bring more women into the field (Oregonian)
One way Oregon could expand its pool of software engineers would be to broaden the workforce. Just 7 percent of the undergraduates in Oregon State University’s computer science program are women, said Terri Fiez, the program’s director.
Grain growers looking for new pest (Ag Weekly)
Dick Smiley thinks the problem is bigger than those estimates. He is a plant pathologist at Oregon State University who has been studying cereal cyst nematode (CNN) since the mid-1980s. He started studying the pest because he thought it was being overlooked and was likely associated with fungal diseases he was also researching.
Astronaut Pettit to speak at OSU (Gazette-TImes)
Oregon State University alumnus and NASA astronaut Donald Pettit is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St.
Oregon rancher to lead American Sheep Industry Association(Capital Press)
Clint Krebs, who holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics from Oregon State University, is a member of Krebs Livestock Co. Along with his wife, son and daughter in-law, he runs cattle, range ewes and operates a lamb feedlot.
Food Drive Book Sale: Used books, DVDs, and CDs available all week long at bargain prices! Come by Richardson Hall First Floor Knuckle, Feb 11-15, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and browse the selection and see what treasures you can find! All proceeds go directly to Linn Benton Food Share. Sponsored by the College of Forestry.
Bake Sale: Stop by Magruder Hall Lobby Feb. 12-15, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. to pick up delicious baked goods! The College of Vet Med is supplying a great variety individually sold of baked goods, ranging from 50 cents to $2.
Special Order Breads, Cakes and Cookies: From Feb. 12-19, Special order breads, cakes, and cookies from the talented LPI bakers. We have an assortment of goodies for you to order including three kinds of English muffin bread, whole wheat sandwich bread, rolls, carrot cake, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, and baklava! E-mail Deborah Hobbs.
Papa’s Pizza Coupons for $15: Buy 100% profit coupons at Valley Library 4th floor Administration Desk from Feb. 14-25. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. For more information contact JoLynn.Ohearn@oregonstate.edu
Friday Cheese Sales: Students in Dept. of Food Science offer their Beaver Classic Cheese for sale every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wiegand Hall 108. See our video or order online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/foodsci
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. Fri. Feb 15, 11 a.m. to noon. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhO3R4
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
Music a la Carte: Kate Hamilton, viola and David Oliver, piano. The Romantic Viola: Lyrical works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Noon, Feb. 15, MU Lounge.
“On Being Lucky – Hydrothermal Vents: From Discovery to Today’s Science,” featuring Marvin Lilley, will be Feb. 15 beginning at 4 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium at OSU. It is free and open to the public. OSU led the discovery of hydrothermal vents in 1977, which some have called the biggest oceanographic discovery of the last century. More information: http://bit.ly/YHnzQ3
Recreational Sports Indoor Climbing Competition: Vertical Festival 2013, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McAlexander Fieldhouse. Register at the Adventure Leadership Institute in Dixon, (541) 737-4254, or online. The festival is open to everyone!
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.
A Cultural Affair: ISOSU & INTO OSU host a multicultural showcase of international and cultural performance, dance, song, and art in a fun night of festivities. Come join and celebrate the many unique communities that coexist on the OSU campus. The event takes place in Milam Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Free.
NEW! Webinar: Powerpoint Multimedia II, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). In this second part of the series we will look at how to convert older PPT presentations to the current version. We’ll examine other techniques to compress and optimize your presentation for presentation and distribution. Mon. Feb. 18, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/VsEMJj
NEW! AOP Luncheon: Tuesday, Feb. 19, noon to 1 p.m., Marketplace West Conference Room. Topic: “Tips on how to avoid a stress wreck,” presented by Laurie LeRiche. This event is open to all on campus and brown bag lunches are welcome. For more information about the luncheon and AOP: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/february-luncheon
NEW! Bag It Better Together – Interfaith Community Service: Bring your lunch to discuss topics of how interfaith cooperation and relationships can heal problems in our world. Lunch discussion for 45 min and serving our OSU Emergency Food Pantry together for 45 min. All spiritual and secular voices are welcome in interfaith service. Feb. 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., Snell Kitchen. Contact email@example.com
NEW! 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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! OSU-Cascades Science Pub: Alternative Transportation Fuels: What about Natural Gas? Chris Hagen, assistant professor, Energy Systems Engineering, OSU-Cascades, discusses the ins and outs of alternative transportation fuels. Feb. 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bend McMenamins.
NEW! Corvallis-OSU Symphony Concert: Marlan Carlson, conductor. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20, LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets and info: cosusymphony.org
Information Session for Museum and Informal Science: Professional and Noncredit Education’s Free-Choice Learning Professional Certificate adapts the M.S. degree for those wanting continuing education. Participants will work with some of the field’s leading researchers to apply informal learning theories in real-world educational settings. Jennifer Bachman will host a free session on Monday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. Register today! https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/384202462
Free-Choice Learning Information Session: OSU Professional and Noncredit Education will host an online information session for the new Free-Choice Learning Professional Certificate. This online program is designed for staff and volunteers at public learning organizations, adult educators and those conducting science-based learning research who want to learn more about free-choice learning theories. The information session is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Sign up here.
Poverty Simulation: Imagine what your life would be like as an OSU student experiencing poverty, hunger, homelessness, or food insecurity. Amidst this year’s food drive, join us for this new HSRC simulation to better understand the experiences of this unique, ever-growing group of students on our campus. For information contact Becky Evans. Event targeted for MU employees by the MU Inclusive Community Initiative, and open to all. Feb. 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 109.
Engineers Without Borders fundraiser: A night of dinner, entertainment, and presentations of the OSU chapter’s work. Funds raised from the event go directly towards supporting their work abroad. Feb. 23, 6 p.m., Corvallis Country Club, 1850 S.W. Whiteside Dr. Tickets available at: http://waterfortheworld2013.eventbrite.com
Lectures and seminars
NEW! Interviewing for Success: Want to feel more prepared? Learn interviewing tips and strategies to make your interview a success! Loni Hartman from Bridgetown Printing will present on Feb. 19 in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West from 11 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Oregon State University Career Services.
NEW! 10 Tips to Building a Stand-Out Resume: Writing a stellar resume can be challenging. These 10 tips can help you make it stand out. Nancy Hawkins, Regional Human Resource Business Partner for Trimble Navigation Ltd. will present on Feb. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
NEW! Today’s Position for Tomorrow’s Advancement: Learn strategies to help you capitalize on the opportunities you have in your current position that will make you a better candidate when it is time to move on to a new challenge. Feb. 19, noon to 1 p.m. in MU 208. Sponsored by OSU Women’s Network and open to all. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/own/events.
NEW! Plastics in agriculture seminar series: Plastics and Soils (TBD). Mark Ingman, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality. Kidder Room 278, Feb. 20, 4 to 4:50 p.m.
Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP Training: The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer training on the Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP proposal system on Feb. 19, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Memorial Union (MU) 211. Attendance is limited to 35. Send an e-mail to email@example.com to reserve a space. This session will be offered at least monthly throughout 2013.
Food drive events
Bread AND Soup!: Bring a BIG appetite to Kidder Hall, Rm. 70 on Mon., Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for all you can eat bread and soup! It’s just $5 and you’re supporting the Linn Benton Food Share. This event is sponsored by the Dept. of Statistics.
Tuna Fest!: The College of Forestry and the Student Clubs are collecting cans of tuna for the Food Drive. Our goal is 800 cans. Drop boxes are located in Student Services, 209 Peavy Hall, 280 Peavy Hall and 321 Richardson. Donate tuna today through March 1 and remember you “can” make a difference.
Quilt Raffle: Purchase your tickets for a chance to win one of 2 quilts. Tickets may be purchased now through March 1 at the College of Forestry Computer Helpdesk, Peavy 222. 1 ticket for $1 and 6 tickets for $5. Drawing to be held at 1pm, March 1st. Need not be present to win. See photos of the quilt here.
Cash Raffle: Win 50 percent of all money raised! Buy tickets in the Magruder Hall atrium (30th and Washington) Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $1 each. Will deliver orders of $20 or more to campus locations during regular business hours. For orders please call 7-4808.
AMBC Food Drive Raffle: AMBC has put together 5 delightful baskets (Animal Lovers, Aroma & Beauty, Health & Beauty, Sweetheart, and Garden Baskets) and fitness equipment for the food drive raffle. Tickets are $1 each or 5 for 10 tickets available at AMBC 108 Hovland. Drawing will happen on Feb 28. All donations go to the Linn/Benton Food Share
Papa’s Pizza Coupon Sales: Students in the Honors Advisory and Activities Committee are selling Papa’s Pizza Coupon Flyers, worth over $100 in savings, including a free small pizza from Feb 9-24. Flyers are $15 each, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Linn-Benton Food Share. Contact Karen Ast to purchase.
Plant “Sale”: A fair variety and large quantity of plants are available for donation. Come by Ballard Ext. Hall 303 M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Feb. 11 until March 1. All proceeds benefit the Food Drive. Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoology & Biology Silent Auction: Win a day of fishing, Peace Lily plant, ionic air purifier, OSU-themed basket, hand-bound journal, Tyee wine, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, hand-knitted items, stained glass suncatcher, gift packs and much more! Come by Cordley 3029, Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Feb 26-27, 8-5, or Feb. 28, 8-4 to place your bid!
College of Education Raffle: Prizes include jewelry from Alta’s Antiques and Designs by OC, gift cards from Animal Crackers, Broken Yolk, Creative Crafts, Flat Tail, First Alternative Co-op, The Retreat Day Spa and Salon, and Vertebrata Chiropractic. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing is on Feb. 28. Stop by Furman 104 or email email@example.com to buy tickets.
Campus Operations 50/50 Raffle: The prize is 50 percent of the ticket sales! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be held March 1 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets available from Christine Atwood (firstname.lastname@example.org), Keahi McFadden (email@example.com) or JayLene Seeley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Food Drive Raffle: Enter to win one of three fabulous gift baskets: Beer Basket, Home Sweet Home, or Sweet Tooth! Tickets are $1 with all proceeds going to the OSU Food Drive. Purchase tickets at Waldo 102 between 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Monday – Friday by Feb. 28. Visit our website for more info.
Chemistry/Physics Departments Food Drive Raffle: The Chemistry and Physics Department is raffling off a variety of items to raise money for Food Drive February. They include 2 Tickets to the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival, SoupCycle delivery for a month, and more. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Purchase your tickets in 153 Gilbert Hall, M-F 8-5. Drawing will be held Feb. 28.
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.
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
News for Employees
NEW! FY2014 Technology Resources Fund (TRF) Proposals due Feb 26 at 5 p.m.: Through the TRF, more than $7.4 million will be available for FY2014 (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014) projects that improve student success at the University through better access to information technology and technology services. Faculty, staff and sponsored student organizations are invited to submit proposals by Feb. 26. For more details, see the TRF website: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/provost/trf
Fulbright Program for Faculty and Professionals Workshop: Tue., Mar. 12, MU Journey Room, noon to 2 p.m. Hear from alumni as they share their recent Fulbright Scholar experiences: Martin Fisk (Norway – College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science), Bryan Tilt (China – College of Liberal Arts), Ken Winograd (Vietnam – College of Education), along with Fulbright Representative Athena Fulay who will conduct a 90-minute Workshop. Learn about teaching and research opportunities in more than 125 countries. Submit your rsvp by March 8.
Career Services February Newsletter: Visit our online newsletter to learn about our upcoming event and services at http://www.scoop.it/t/february-2013-newsletter .
Baccalaureate Core Grants: The Office of APAA announces grant funding for two awards of $5,000 each for academic units or a group of faculty to gather student learning data for Baccalaureate Core assessment undergoing review this year and next year (Speech, Mathematics, Fitness, DPD and certain WIC courses). Additional details can be obtained at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/assessment/home. Contact Stefani Dawn, the Assistant Director for Assessment, with questions – 7-0919 or Stefani.email@example.com. Proposal deadline: Friday, Feb. 22.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission: Feb. 18.
Intergroup Dialogue: The Office of Equity & Inclusion, Intercultural Student Services and University Housing and Dining Services, are proud to announce the launch of Intergroup Dialogue, an intercultural learning initiative designed for the faculty and staff of Oregon State University. Intergroup Dialogues are 9-week sustained learning communities carefully structured to explore social group identity, conflict, and community. Priority deadline for registration is March 8. For more information, or to register visit: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/igd
Need housing for your intern or visiting scholar this summer: 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 email@example.com.
Traffic and maintenance
Jefferson Way: Waldo Place through 26th St. Intermediate Road Closure –Starting Feb. 16, from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to tree maintenance the area will be experience congestion and intermediate closure.
Benton Lot Partial Closure: Feb. 18 -21 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to the installation of new bleachers at Goss Stadium the lot will be experience congestion and intermediate closure.
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, including Jefferson, Washington and 30th Street. Bicyclists and pedestrians are especially warned to look out for construction vehicles, which have a longer breaking time than most cars. 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:
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.
The Department of Mathematics is seeking a Scheduling Coordinator (OS2). Interested parties should apply to the OS2 Pool. Posting #0010056. Closes Feb. 16.
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. 18.
Primary Care Physician – Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Physician. Posting #0010206. Closes Feb. 18.
Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Marketing Communications Manager position. Closes Feb. 21. Posting #0010249.
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, classified, Fiscal Coordinator 1, position. Posting #0010156. Closes Feb. 22.
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.
Administrative Program Assistant – OUS Study Abroad invites applications for a part-time (.65 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0010233. Closes Feb. 26.
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 is seeking a dynamic and successful major gift fundraiser to lead its efforts to significantly increase the level of philanthropic support for Oregon State University Athletics from private donors through the development of a comprehensive major, annual and regional gifts program. View a complete job description and how to apply information for the position of Director of Development for Athletics.
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
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: After yesterday’s surprisingly warm and sunny Valentine’s treat, we’re in for more sun today after the fog lifts, and the high should be 56. Rain may appear for a bit Saturday but sun will return Sunday.
Central Oregon: Another sunny day is ahead with a high of 49 and a low of 27. We may see a bit of snow Saturday but it won’t last.
Newport: After a bit of fog, the sun will come out today, but there’s rain ahead. Today’s high will be 56 with a low of 43.