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Friday, March 1, 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.

Self-defense training: Women fight back (NBC)

Oregon State University’s public safety officers have teamed up with a martial arts studio in Eugene to host a weekend women’s self-defense class. (see also KMTR)

Historical fictions: Stranger than truth? (Huffington Post)

A piece by OSU associate professor Evan Gottlieb.

Six tacos, six glazed donuts and a cherry coke: An interview with Julie Green (Bad At Sports)

There’s something refreshing about a project that dares to be unapologetically political. In many ways, the spirit late-20th century counterculture persists in the Pacific Northwest, and that old Drop City mentality remains rampant among artists who prefer to retreat to the imaginary as a cozy site of resistance. Corvallis-based painter Julie Green (OSU) has opted to address the deeply flawed system of capital punishment head on.

Purple bloom: Once associated with royalty, purple abounds in flowering plants, shrubs (Naples News)

A recent study found that preschool kids in a room with a single red wall were more cooperative, while those in a room with many colors were overstimulated. The study was done by Marilyn Read, a professor of design at Oregon State University.

OSU-Cascades skiers heading to Nationals (KTVZ)

Less than a year out of the starting gates, Oregon State University – Cascades club sports program has made it to the national playing field.  In the club’s first season, two athletes qualified for the U.S.s Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association’s national championships, March 4-9 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Newport marine center to open tsunami dock exhibit (Oregonian)

The Hatfield Marine Science Center will open an exhibit in March featuring a slice of a Japanese dock ripped loose during an earthquake and tsunami and washed up ashore near Newport last year.

What is L-carnitine? (Mother Nature Network)

According to the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) at Oregon State University, some studies in rats have suggested that L-carnitine supplementation may be beneficial in preventing age-related declines in energy metabolism and memory, yet it is not known whether the same may hold true for humans.


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. Mar. 1, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here:http://bit.ly/UhOWJF

Silent Auction, March 1: Business Affairs is having it’s Annual Auction for the Food Drive Friday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 100 Kerr. An amazing date night package for two that includes a $25 gift certificate to Carmike’s Cinema and a $45 gift certificate to the new restaurant in town, Buffalo Wild Wings. Also available are two sets of Beaver baseball tickets with prime seating, beautiful handmade quilts, a Beaver-themed basket, and more. View by asking for Janet or Cathy at the front desk. All proceeds go to the Linn Benton Food Share.

Pot Pie Lunch:  Tuna Fest Finale! Please join the College of Forestry student clubs for lunch, Richardson Hall, 2nd floor knuckle, Fri., March 1, 11 a.m. -1 p.m.! Student will serve chicken and vegetarian pot pie, desserts, and drinks for $5. Profits go to the Food Drive. Please bring a can of tuna to add to our final count.

NEW! First Friday at the Motor Pool: Today the Motor Pool celebrates our fifth anniversary of community building using food as a vehicle to bring us together. A hearty creamy potato soup with hickory smoked ham and bacon and sourdough bread is available. Meat and meatless alternatives will be provided for the first 300 people. Drop by between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Today is the last day to drop off donations for the OSU Food Drive. Staff are available to receive food and cash donations until 5:30 p.m.

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.

Reconsidering the Health Care Provider: Lessons from Medieval Miracle Accounts –  Join us for another great lunch bunch talk March 1 at noon in Milam Hall 301 with Nicole Archambeau, a lecturer in the History Department and Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.  She will discuss medieval concepts of health care that extended beyond the boundaries of the physical body to include the passions or what contemporaries called “accidents of the soul.”  Healers and sufferers saw that sadness, fear, and anxiety could damage physical health and were health problems in their own right.

The Digital Humanities Symposium:   How have digital books and archives changed the way humanities scholars do research and how does the internet change the way scholarship is disseminated? Moderated by James Capshew (Indiana University), this event features four scholars (Rob Iliffe, Anita Guerrini, Patrick McCray, & Daniel Rosenberg) who will explore aspects of the digital humanities in brief presentations followed by an interactive discussion with the audience.  This afternoon workshop will be held in the MU Journey room on March 1 from 2-5 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.

Kerr open house: The offices of Enrollment Management are holding an open house on March 1, 3 to 4 p.m., in Kerr, first floor. The tour includes the Scholarship Office, Tour Office, Admissions Office and the Office of the Registrar. Cookies are available.

OSU Has Talent: KBVR-TV, OSU’s student-run television and video production station, will be recording this year’s OSU Has Talent show! OSU Has Talent will be happening at 7 p.m. this Friday, March 1 in the MU Ballroom. It will be broadcast live on Channel 26, streamed online at www.kbvr.com, and will be added to YouTube soon after.


OSUsed Store Saturday Sale: Come by our public sale Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. We have sales every first Saturday of the month in addition to our Wednesday sales. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Opera: The Oregon State University Opera Workshop and Friends of OSU Opera present “March Madness and Magical Spaces,” a program of opera scenes on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Road. Tickets will be available at the door. General admission is $10. Student admission is $5. Admission is free for OSU students with ID. For more information go to friendsofosuopera.com.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Webinar: MediaSpace 4.5, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). MediaSpace is a cloud-based service allowing Oregon State users the ability to upload, convert, store and distribute their video without consuming large quantities of local resources. Learn how to use MediaSpace for your instructional digital media needs. Mon. Mar. 4, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/Vqw2kb

NEW! Women in technology event: Oregon State University will participate in a national campaign called Sit With Me on March 5 in the Memorial Union quad, to recognize the role of women in creating new technology. At OSU, the event will include music, prizes, and a photo booth featuring the campaign’s red chair. Photos will be collected and displayed of prominent Oregon State administrators, athletic teams and alumni sitting in the red chair.

NEW! Film Plastic and E-Waste Collection: Bring film plastics and unwanted electronics for free recycling to help OSU compete nationally in RecycleMania! OSU-owned and personal items welcome. Bring to the recycling warehouse (644 SW 13th St.) on Wednesday, March 6, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or the remaining weekdays March 7-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details here.

NEW! Electron Microscope open house: Come see all the capabilities at the OSU Electron Microscope Facility Open House on Friday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Linus Pauling Science Center room 145.   Samples from the biological, materials science, chemistry and physics disciplines will be in the SEM and TEM microscopes.  Come see our new images of OSU research and chat with Electron Facility personnel about your research needs.

RecSports Functional Tour: Join us for a 45-minute functional tour of RecSports facilities Monday, March 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 Recreation Services lobby, just inside of Dixon’s West Entry. Drop-in on a tour or RSVP here.

Beaver brand unveiled: Beaver Nation — including students, staff, faculty, alumni and fans — is invited to the revealing of the new Beaver brand, complete with uniforms, Mon., March 4 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, and is free of charge. Details on the exclusive first-look event here.

Nutrition month event: OSU’s Nutrition and Dietetics Club is celebrating National Nutrition Month this March with a two-day event in the Memorial Union Quad. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 5-6, the event will feature games, prizes, free food, and tips on how to stay healthy from guests representing Bob’s Red Mill, First Alternative Co-op, Wild Squirrel Nut Butters, and Food@OSU.

Food From Home contest: Don’t miss this chance to taste delicious recipes submitted by nine finalists in UHDS’ Food From Home contest representing the south, east and west sides of campus. Vote for your favorite recipe at upcoming events:Southside Station @ Arnold tasting event5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5; McNary Dining Center tasting event, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6; and Marketplace West tasting event, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7. See a listings of the featured recipes here.

Investment Outlook: Thursday, March 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Vue in the Elements Building (517 SW 2nd Street). “Today’s Plan, Tomorrow’s Rewards: Investing, Taxation, and Charitable Giving in 2013,” presented by Ferguson Wellman Capital Management and the OSU Foundation. Wine and cheese reception prior to the discussion. Space is limited, registration required. To learn more visit http://campaignforosu.org/investing

Sustainable Living Clinic: OSU Extension Service Benton County, Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Volunteers are holding a sustainable living clinic March 7, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Benton County Sunset Building Lobby, 4077 SW Research Drive, Corvallis. Free and open to the public. More information: jody.einerson@oregonstate.edu 541-766-6311. Anyone looking for ways to save money & resources, improve health, and to help our community reduce greenhouse gas emissions should attend.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! “Dominant Discourses of the Climate Change Negotiations: Power, Culture, and the Search for Common Ground,” a talk by Gregg Walker, professor of speech communications at Oregon State University, on Monday, March 4 at 4 p.m. in the Autzen house, 811 S.W. Jefferson Ave.

Plant science seminar series: Enhancing biological control in Western USA pear orchards. Speaker: Peter Shearer. Monday, March 4, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

Food Drive Events

NEW! CVM Silent Auction: Silent Auction with over 40 wonderful items! Come by Magruder Hall’s Atrium and check out the Roku, Waterproof Digital Boombox, Camping Gear, Fabulous Gift Baskets and Must-Have Gift Cards and much, much more on display for your bidding now through Friday, March 1 at 1 p.m.

Art Exhibition: Montage, the student art group on campus, has put together an art exhibit in support of the Food Drive. Come by the West Gallery at Fairbanks Hall, March 1, 8-5, to view and purchase. All work is priced $30 or less.

So many activities, so little time.  Monthly giving is one of the best ways to support the Linn Benton Food Share, so please consider setting up a payroll contribution.  Your entire yearly contribution will count towards your unit’s totals for this year’s competition!

The Grad School Gourmand Cookbook Sale: The Graduate School is offering a cookbook of compiled recipes for sale. Recipes include two award winning chili recipes, side dishes, main dishes, desserts & sweets, with vegetarian friendly recipes included. Cookbook is on sale for a suggested donation of $3-$5. Stop by Kerr 300, M-F, 8-5, Feb. 19- March 1.

Prettiest Pet contest:Is your dog better than Banana Joe? Is your cat cuter than Mr. Bigglesworth?  Enter the Grad School’s 2nd Prettiest Pet contest to benefit the OSU Food Drive. Entries still accepted! Submit photo along with $1 entry fee at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg. Come by & vote for your favorite until March 1. The pet with the most donations will win a prize & bragging rights for the year; Questions?  E-mail jessica.king@oregonstate.edu

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 1 p.m., March 1. 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.

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. until March 1. All proceeds benefit the Food Drive. Questions? Contact: laura.relyea@oregonstate.edu.

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 (christine.atwood@oregonstate.edu), Keahi McFadden (keahi.mcfadden@oregonstate.edu) or JayLene Seeley (jaylene.seeley@oregonstate.edu).

News for Employees

Breaking some china: The Vice President for Research offers a view on Research Culture. Please see The Spin on Research

Free showings of “Chasing Ice:” Paul Turner of Darkside Cinema and the producers of the movie “Chasing Ice” are sponsoring free showings of the film for OSU students on the following schedule: March 4,5,6,7 at 3 p.m., and March 8, 9 a.m. Students need to get coupons from an internet site, http://bit.ly/CI-comps, using the password “OSU”.  Clicking on Corvallis, they will be asked to select a show time and will get their coupons (for printing out) via email.

Coming soon: Departmental Shredding Discount Week: In order to boost recycling weights for the RecycleMania competition and help departments clear out unneeded files, all pick-up requests for confidential paper that are submitted online March 18-22 will be processed at half our normal fee. Please begin assessing your confidential records now so you don’t miss this cost-saving opportunity! More info on our calendar.

Orange Rewards: Join the Orange Rewards program and your OSU ID card will give you a 10 percent discount at all 27 campus restaurants, coffee shops and markets. From Feb. 27-March 13, the one-time minimum deposit will be reduced from $100 to $50. Future deposits into your Orange Rewards account must be at least $25.

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: Friday, March 8, 2013. For more information, or to register visit: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/igd

National In-Plant Printing and Mailing Services Awareness Week: In-Plant Awareness Week spotlights the special contributions made by in-house design, printing, mailing and distribution professionals, and we at Printing and Mailing want to say thank you to our fabulous customers for the last 120 years of business. From Feb. 25-Mar. 1, mention this special week for 10% off every print purchase and receive a free wall calendar when you “like” us on facebook. Questions: printmail.oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4941.

University Mentoring and Professional Development Award by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW): This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes any classified, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups or non-traditional careers, and making available to them opportunities for professional, educational and personal development. The nomination deadline is April 5. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/senate/awards/nom/profdevelop/ or online nomination form: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/pcosw/nomination-form-university-mentoring-professional-development-award.

Traffic and Maintenance

Jefferson St parking closure: As part of the new College of Business Building,  Austin Hall and the Asian Pacific Culture Center Construction, 10 additional parking spaces on Jefferson St. starting at Fairbanks parking lot entrance and extending west to construction fence will be closed from Feb. 21, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2014.

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 braking 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:

Office Specialist 2 – The College of Forestry Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 (Internal to OSU Employees Only) position. Posting #0010290. Closes March 1.

Primary Care Physician – Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Physician. Posting #0010206. Closes March 1.

Office Specialist 2 – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0010282. Closes March 4.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Feb. 26.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0009494 no later than March 6.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees ONLY.  Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Student Success Counselor position. Posting # 0010291. Closes March 6.

The OSU Seed Laboratory is hiring a supervisor of the Germination Unit.  The position requires a minimum of BS in plant related sciences or equivalent experience in the germination testing area. Posting # 0010300. Closes March 7.

Academic advisor – Oregon State University’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering is recruiting for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term Academic Advisor. Posting #0010293. Closes March 8.

INTO OSU has openings for 2 Admissions Assistants.  These are full-time temporary positions that are expected to last through Oct. 31, 2013.  For complete job announcement and application requirements, please email dawn.cagley@oregonstate.edu.  Closes March 8.

The Graduate School Invites applications for one full-time Analyst Programmer – competency level 3.  Posting # 0010314. Closes March 10.

The Linus Pauling Institute is accepting applications for one part-time (approximately 32 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 2 position. Posting number 0010318 closing on March 14.

The Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term,  Executive Assistant to the Dean position. Posting # 0010279. Closes March 15.

Advisor-Academic E-Campus position working with the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife at Oregon State University, full-time (1.0 FTE) 12 month, fixed term.  Posting # 0010283.  Closes March 18.

The Oregon University System, Controller’s Division invites applications for an Accountant 1 position.  This position is full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month appointment.  Closes March 25.  Posting #0010278.

The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University is seeking an Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 12-month, professorial faculty position in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University. This position will serve Malheur County. Malheur County is located in the southeastern portion of Oregon and almost 10,000 square miles of primarily rangeland.  This position is 0.75 FTE tenure-track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed-term funding. Posting # 0010312. Posting closes March 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.

Oregon State University Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics is recruiting for a full time, tenure track, 9-month faculty position Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Posting #0010252. Closes April 1.

The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning seeks a full-time Director. The Center was established in 2012 with a mission to conduct research and development that leads to enhanced understanding of the processes that underlie how individuals become lifelong STEM learners and practitioners. Position # 0010269. Closes April 14.

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 CoordinatorIf 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: It was such a warm and pleasant morning you might be persuaded that it’s Spring. Today’s high will be a balmy 63, with a low of 43. Unfortunately, rain returns tomorrow, as temperatures hover in the 50s.

Central Oregon: Enjoy today’s sunshine as temperatures rise to 56. Rain showers are expected tomorrow, with the possibility of snow by Sunday.

Newport: Today will start out drizzly and remain gray most of the day, with rain tomorrow. High of 56 today with a low of 43.

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