OSU Today

Tuesday, March 5, 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.

Oregon State Beavers unveil new uniforms (Oregonian)

The Beavers revealed a new look, with coaches, athletes and administrators at Oregon State unveiling of the new logo at Oregon State’s Alumni Center. More than a dozen student-athletes showed off the new uniforms and even Benny Beaver got a makeover. (see also ESPNKGW, FanSided)

Oregon State hopes Nike-led rebrand boosts national identity (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University on Monday night will unveil a new brand for the Beavers’ athletics program, marking the culmination of a two-year process with Nike Inc. to raise the school’s profile nationally. (see also The Financial)

Study may hold key to new drugs (Gazette-Times)

Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have identified key elements common to a number of devastating diseases that could serve as targets for more effective treatment. (see also Innovations Report, Science Daily)

Legislative budgets provide more funds to natural resource agencies (Capital Press)

The Democrats’ budget also includes a $5.7 million increase for Oregon State University’s statewide public services over what Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed in his recommended budget.

Once homeless and a teen mom, OSU graduate named nation’s outstanding adult degree-earner (OregonLive)

Sarah Price grew up poor and sometimes homeless in Albany. When she graduated from West Albany High in 2003, she was five months pregnant and living on her own. But, through personal determination, she went on to graduate from Oregon State’s Ecampus program in 2012. And this month she was named the nation’s top “continuing education student,” an award designed to recognize people who graduate from college after age 24 and after overcoming significant challenges.

At U. of Virginia, old tensions seem to persist (Chronicle of Higher Education)

In hallway conversations after the session, several college presidents talked about the broader governance issues the Virginia crisis illustrates. Edward J. Ray, president of Oregon State University, said boards need to narrowly focus their goals for presidents so there is no confusion about what is most important. “If you have 65 priorities, you don’t have any priorities,” Mr. Ray said.

OSU lifts quarantine on equine influenza (KOIN)

Oregon State University has lifted a quarantine on a horse treated for equine influenza at the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

‘Building a Legacy’ chronicles Beavers’ back-t0-back baseball championships (Oregonian)

If you’ve been affiliated with Oregon State in any way — as a fan, a reporter, an athlete or coach, a resident of Corvallis, etc. —  you have a story about the College World Series.

Englehardt receives PFLA Our Hero award (LIFE@OSU)

Lori Englehardt, lead transporter for OSU Printing and Mailing Services, has been given the PFLA (Professional Faculty Leadership Assocation) March 2013 Our Hero Award.

OSU two-day event focuses on healthy eating (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Nutrition and Dietetics Club is celebrating National Nutrition Month this March with a two-day event in the Memorial Union Quad.

OSU to take part in national campaign (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University will participate in a national campaign called Sit With Me on Tuesday, March 5, in the Memorial Union quad, to recognize the role of women in creating new technology.

Health reform forum on Thursday (Gazette-TImes)

Chunhuei Chi, an associate professor of public health at Oregon State University and an adviser to the national health insurance system in his native Taiwan, will discuss two measures before the Oregon Legislature aimed at promoting universal access to medical care.

Catalytic converter thefts rev up (Gazette-Times)

Three additional Tacomas and another 4Runner were targeted in Oregon State University parking lots between Feb. 14 and this past weekend, according to Sr. Trooper Chris Graves of the Oregon State Police.


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.

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.

Webinar: Beyond Blackboard Basics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  This session covers several useful features in Blackboard that instructors may not know about, or would like more details on. We’ll review Adaptive release; Mark as reviewed; Performance dashboards; Notifications; Course reports and more. Tues. Mar 5, noon to 12:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhOZ8c

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Surviving Death Row. Hear testimonials from two exonerated men, Juan Melendez and Greg Wilhoit, who spent years on death row. Attorney Peter Fahy will also share his experience representing defendants in capital trials. LaSells Stewart Center, March 7, 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by the School of Public Policy. For more information, see www.oadp.org.

NEW! Presentation on the inner thoughts of animals: Virginia Morell, Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures, presentation and slide show. Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, C&E auditorium. Animal Wise takes us on a dazzling odyssey into the inner world of animals, from ants to elephants to wolves, and from sharp-shooting archerfish to pods of dolphins that rumble like rival street gangs. Click here for more information.

NEW! Communicating Effectively with OSU International Students: Grammar and vocabulary choices make a difference for students with English as an Additional Language. Learn to identify students’ language levels, and practice shifting your language. This two-part series takes place from noon to 1 p.m. on March 11 and 13 in MU 208. Sponsored by: MU Inclusive Community Initiative and International Programs. For information or accommodations, contact rebecca.evans@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Self-regulation seminar: The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning is holding a seminar and discussion on “The Importance of Self-Regulation for Learning” led by Megan McClelland.  This presentation will focus on the importance of self-regulation for learning and development throughout the lifespan. Tuesday March 12, 4 to 5 p.m. in Kidder 202, via Polycom to Cascades Campus Cascade Hall 112, and streaming at live.oregonstate.edu

Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. 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. More information on our website.

MBA Information Session: Wed., March 6, 6-7 p.m, Bexell Hall, Room 103. Learn more about starting an MBA, the new tracks (Marketing, Wealth Management, Global Operations, and online/hybrid EMBA) and current MBA courses of study (Commercialization, Clean Technology, Research Thesis, A-MBA (Accountancy) and MBA/PharmD). Learn more about the programs online, email: OSUMBA@bus.oregonstate.edu   or call 541-737-5510.

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 detailshere.

Triad meeting: “OSU Commencement: Hosting the First Lady.” At the March 7 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Kavinda Arthenayake of Conference Services will discuss how he worked with the White House and others to bring the First Lady to OSU. 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.

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.

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.

Lectures and webinars 

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Eli Meyer, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, will present a seminar “2b-RAD, a cost-effective method for genome-wide SNP genotyping” on Wednesday, March 6,  3:30 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

NEW! TAC Webinar: What’s New in Blackboard in Spring 2013, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Three changes to Blackboard roll out in time for Spring term: new options to enable cross-listed and combined course sites; the Blackboard Mobile Learn app for smartphones and tablets, and SafeAssign, Blackboard’s plagiarism-prevention service. This webinar will give an overview of each change and what they may mean for you and your students. Thurs. March 7; 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/WsgKMu

NEW! Workshop: Getting to Know Hitachi StarBoards, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn the basics of how the Hitachi Starboard electronic whiteboard system works. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the functionality of the board and introduce ideas of how it might be effectively utilized in the classroom. Thur. Mar 7, 3-4 p.m. Location: SSC 138. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhOZVD

NEW! Symposium: “Thinking About Animals Thinking,” presentations and panel discussion. What are the implications or consequences of the analogues between animal and human behaviors:  i.e., what can we infer about animal thoughts and feelings from animal behaviors? What does that suggest about our relationships with these creatures, and perhaps nature in general? Friday, March 8, 3-5 p.m. Memorial Union Journey Room, OSU.

NEW! Winter term symposium: The Center for Teaching and Learning has announced that registration is open for the second Winter Term Symposium to be held March 11, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the MU.  Sessions on MOOCs, critical thinking, getting students to participate, problem-based learning, characteristics of effective hybrid courses, and more! For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/new-teaching-and-learning-symposium-2

NEW! Winter Hybrid Learning Community Showcase:  Tuesday, March 12, 2 to 3:15 pm, Milam 215. Learn more about hybrid (“blended”) learning at OSU.  This term’s faculty learning community participants, who are redesigning 4xx/5xx “slash” courses, will present design approaches and selected elements from their planned hybrid courses.  Register by March 7 at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/winter-hybrid-learning-community-showcase to reserve a seat.  For more info, contact cub.kahn@oregonstate.edu.

Fish and wildlife seminar series: “Marine Lipids Research at Hatfield Marine Science Center: applications for fisheries, trophic ecology and aquaculture,” presented by Louise Copeman, OSU/CIMRS. March 6, 4 p.m., Nash Hall Room 206.

International Programs Speaker Series: Mehra Shirazi continues IP’s monthly series, Unique Journeys: Collaboration Beyond Borders. An assistant professor at OSU, Shirazi also received her PhD in Public Health from Oregon State, and discusses the driving force behind her work with global women’s health and health disparities. Come by Thursday, March 7 from noon to 1 p.m., in MU 109B. Light refreshments served.

News for Employees

NEW! Career Services March 2013 Newsletter: Read about the monthly happenings in Career Services. Also, learn about all our services and read interesting articles. http://www.scoop.it/t/march-2013-newsletter

NEW! 2nd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest Winners:  After a very heated race, the votes have been tallied!  1st: Precious, pampered by Donetta Sheffold; 2nd: Bosco, nurtured by Lynette Hawthorne; 3rd: Owen, entertained by Belinda Barnes; 4th: Finley, cuddled by Julie Kurtz. We’d also like to recognize a department who displayed great team effort:  Nancy, Sue, Mark, Cinda, Alyssa, & Tia of Network Services! Thanks to all participants & spectators for your generous donations to the OSU Food Drive.

NEW! Women’s History Month Display: “Woman Citizen: Past, Present, & Future” is a new student-curated exhibit in the Valley Library that shares their experience with historical research for a fall 2012 “Women and Politics in American History” class. Linking their research process to the creation of a history curriculum for high school students, the exhibit focuses on the history of women’s peace movement, women’s suffrage, and Title IX. The exhibit can be found on the fifth floor of Valley Library in the display case across from the main elevators and will be up through the end of April. Read more about the class and project in the Speaking of History blog post. For more information about this display and our collections, contact Tiah Edmunson-Morton, Instruction & Outreach Archivist, or visit the Special Collections & Archives web site.

NEW!  2013 AOP Scholarship: The OSU Association of Office Professionals will award one $500 scholarship based on achievement and potential for the 2013-14 academic year.  For qualifications and application, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/aop.  All interested, qualified students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship.  A completed application, three current letters of recommendation, and a current unofficial transcript must be submitted by April 1,  to Cindy Alexis, Arts & Sciences Business Center, 2042 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, or by e-mail to cindy.alexis@oregonstate.edu.

Urban green space course:  The graduate-student-only course FS 599 – Topics in Urban Green Space (CRN 59905) will focus on issues and questions associated with green/natural spaces in urban settings. Topics to be discussed will include types of urban green spaces, individual and community benefits, as well as urban ecology and urban forestry topics. Class is held Spring Term, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., Peavy 224. Class limited to 10. For information: Josh Baur, 737-6561, joshua.baur@oregonstate.edu.

Graduate certificate in university teaching: Applications are now being accepted for the new Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching. This 18-credit certificate will provide advanced coursework and experiential learning opportunities to graduate students who plan to pursue careers in teaching in higher education or other fields that may require similar facilitation skills. It is designed to be completed within two years and may be done in conjunction with a concurrent graduate degree or as a standalone certificate. Additional information is available here: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/gccut. Deadline for priority consideration is April 1.

Fulbright Program for Faculty and Professionals Workshop: Mar. 12, MU Journey Room, noon to 2 p.m. Hear from alumni as they share their recent Fulbright Scholar experiences. Learn about teaching and research opportunities in more than 125 countries, get Advice on selecting countries for your application & making contacts abroad, explore how your campus can host visiting foreign Fulbright scholars, get tips on how to prepare the Fulbright application.  Rsvp by Mar. 8.

Family Members at other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is March 18 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Spring 2013. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

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.

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

Traffic and Maintenance

East Green House Lot Closure: Due to landscape work six spaces located on the south side of the parking lot adjacent to the East Green Houses will experience intermittent closures from March 4 through March 18.


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

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.

Office Specialist 2– Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2- Medical Insurance and Billing. Posting #0010338. Closes March 18.

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: We just want the sunshine back, but we’re going to have to wait for the weekend. 100 percent chance of rain today with up to half an inch possible. High of 48, low tonight of 38. Showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: The rain may turn to snow by tonight as today’s high of 47 dips to 23 tonight. Rain and snow are likely tomorrow.

Newport:  Rain today and showers tomorrow, with a high today of 48 and a low tonight of 40.

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