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Friday, April 19, 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.

Outpatients, hospital patients face growing, but different, problems with antibiotic resistance (Science Daily)

“Hospitals for some time have been producing what are called antibiograms, a compilation of data to provide insights into local problems with antibiotic resistance,” said Jessina McGregor, assistant professor in the OSU College of Pharmacy, who is an expert in antibiotic resistance issues and lead author on this study. (see also News Medical)

Panel ok’s bill calling for three-year canola ban in Willamette Valley (Capital Press)

The department plans to contract with Oregon State University to conduct the study, and, under the bill, OSU must report findings of its study to a committee by Nov. 1, 2016.

OSU ranks high on green college list (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University gets high marks in the latest edition of the Princeton Review’s guide to green colleges.

Conquer produce aisle confusion to ditch grocery guilt (Oregonian)

Virtually everyone cares to some degree about all four factors, says Cathy Durham, an Oregon State University researcher who studies consumer food choices. They’re increasingly likely to answer “yes” to organic and local. The organic industry has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years, reaching $31.5 billion in sales in 2011, according to findings from the Organic Trade Association.

EPA recognizes a bevy of Oregon companies, groups (Portland Business Journal)

Lewis & Clark College, Oregon State University and Southern Oregon University were named honorees in the EPA’s Green Power Challenge.

Bring Your Kids to Campus Day (LIFE@OSU)

In conjunction with the national Take Your Sons and Daughters to work day, OSU is hosting Bring Your Kids to Campus Day on Friday, April 26. Bring your Kids to Campus Day is way to celebrate family, the importance of education and to highlight the myriad of family-friendly activities on campus.

Willits’ MacDonald, Sparks set record at Lake Bass tournament (Willits News)

Oregon State University’s Zack MacDonald of Willits and partner Ryan Sparks set a record for the largest two-day bag weight during the April 6 and 7 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series held at Lake County’s Konocti Vista Casino.


TAC Webinar: Collaboration Tools in Blackboard, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Learn about Wikis, Blogs, Journals and Discussion Forums in Blackboard, how they work, and how to determine which ones might be the best option for your course.  Fri. April 19; 10-10:50 am. Register here: http://bit.ly/10M7KVa

TAC Webinar: TAC.FM,  with Mark Dinsmore (TAC) and Stevon Roberts (TAC/CTL).  Drop in on our Friday morning TAC 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://blogs.oregonstate.edu/tacfm. Fri. April 19, 11-11:50 a.m. Do drop in: http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/tac  (Enter as a guest.)

Job Search Strategies:  Want to feel more prepared?  Increase your confidence and effectiveness by learning productive strategies to search for internships and jobs.  Natalie Swartzendruber from CampusPoint will present on Friday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to noon in OSU Library:  Willamette East & West.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Beaver Strides online registration and kickoff party: Spring term Beaver Strides online registration is happening now. For more information and to register click here: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/beaverstrides Register in advance and attend the Beaver Strides Kickoff party on April 19 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Plageman Building, Student Health Services room 322.  Registered Beaver Striders will pick up their free pedometers, tracking booklets and be entered to win prizes.

Music à la Carte: John Harbaugh/Joan Paddock Trumpet Duo. April 19, noon Memorial Union Lounge.

Spring Fling: Professional Faculty Leadership Association presents  Annual Spring Fling  Friday, April 19  noon to 1 p.m., Women’s Building Lobby.  Take a step back in time with Oregon State University’s historic tea luncheons.   Lunch will be inspired by an English Tea and complimented with a collection of tea sets from the College of Public Health & Human Sciences. Register by Monday, April 15 at:   http://tinyurl.com/PFLASpringFling    $15 (payable to PFLA and mailed to Michelle Mahana, #123 Women’s Building)  Lucky draw tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $1/each or $5/6 tickets. Questions?  Please call Michelle Mahana  at 541-737-3256.

NEW! Austin Hall launch: OSU will celebrate the construction launch of Austin Hall, the new home for the university’s College of Business, on Friday, April 19. A public ceremony and reception will begin at 4 p.m. on Jefferson Way between S.W. 26th and S.W. 30th streets.


NEW! Africa Night: Journey to the Motherland:  Saturday, April 20: join the African Students Association from 5-8pm at the LaSells Stewart Center for a night of culture, dance performances, African food and a spectacular fashion show!  We are also bringing two, 4-year-old cheetahs from Wildlife Safari!  Buy tickets in MU 103 or at the door; OSU students – $8.50 Cash/$9 Credit, non-students-$10 Cash/$10.50 credit.

NEW! Japanese American Cultural Night:  Saturday, April 20 the Japanese American Student Association presents their first Annual celebration in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Doors open 5 p.m, event starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes until 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and available first come, first served – no tickets required. Enjoy light refreshments, entertainment, and booths!  For more information, contact japaneseamericanstudent@oregonstate.edu.


Red Room Film screening/concert: The documentary film “Moldavian Blues” about the life of composer/pianist Burton Green will be screened at Interzone Cafe at 4 p.m., April 21. The screening will be followed by a duo concert by Greene and bassist Andre St. James. Cost is $5-10 sliding scale. Supported by the OSU Music Department.

CORRECTED TIME: Climate change film: A screening of the film “Do the Math,” takes place April 21, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 Circle Blvd. The rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and fight the fossil fuel industry. Includes Q&A via live streaming with 350.org staff following the movie. United Campus Ministry is co-sponsoring this event.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Campus Wellness Week April 22-28th: Events and activities throughout the week highlighting the seven dimensions of wellness. Earn rewards for participation.  View the event calendar and print out your passport at:   http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/wellnessweek

NEW! Disability Studies Conversation Series: “Disability Services at Oregon State University:  1990-2013.” April 23, 10 to 11:30 p.m., OSU Women’s Center. Please join us for the first of four conversations focused on disability and disability studies. Tracy Bentley-Townlin and Jo Alexander (both from Disability Access Services) will discuss the growth in students accessing disability services and the changes in accommodations over a 23 year period at Oregon State University.  The results of recent student and faculty surveys will also be shared. For information contact Michelle Bothwell: bothwell@engr.orst.edu

NEW! OSU MANRRS annual Native Plant Sale – Tuesday, April 23 in the MU Quad from 11 a.m. to 3 p.mCome early for best selections. The CAS sponsored student organization OSU Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Chapter will be holding its annual Native Plant Sale as a fundraiser for Avivara http://www.avivara.org/ non-profit organization working to improve the quality of, and access to, education in Guatemala.

NEW! Rec Out! Monday, April 22, 3 to 4 p.m., Pride Center. Come enjoy the benefits of outdoor recreation. Part of Queer Health Awareness Week.

Spring Career Fair: The final career fair of the academic year is taking place April 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. All majors welcome. There will be more than 90 employers from various industries and graduate schools at the Career Fair to connect with students and alumni, offer jobs and internships, and provide other future career opportunities. OSU students and alumni are encouraged to attend. To learn more visit http://oregonstate.edu/career/career-fairs

Lincoln retirement: Please join us as Network Services celebrates our friend and colleague Mark Lincoln’s retirement, following a combined 17 years of service to OSU.  A reception to honor Mark is planned for April 30 from noon to 2 p.m in the Willamette Room at CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

Lectures and webinars 

NEW! “The Medieval Shepherd: A 14th Century Book of Advice,”: A free, public talk by Carleton Carroll, a professor emeritus of foreign languages and literature at Oregon State University, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 22 at the Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Ave.

NEW! Advisor Coffee Talk: Doug Severs will be joining us from the Financial Aid Office. He will share information that advisors may find helpful in assisting and referring students when they seem concerned about the impact of their Financial Aid. There will be time to ask him questions, share your experiences and mingle with your peers. We will provide coffee, tea and snacks. April 23, 10 to 11 a.m., Linus Pauling Science Center Room 402.

NEW! Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Gordon Grant of USFS will speak on “Watering the Forest for the Trees: An Emerging Priority for Water Management on Forest Land,” April 23, 2 to 2:50 p.m., ALS 4000.

NEW! IRB Submission and Thesis Submission Workshops: The OSU Libraries Spring Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series continues with sessions on Preparing Your IRB Submission and Theses & Dissertations: Your Rights & Responsibilities, both on April 24. View session descriptions and register to attend at: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

EM Lab Director Candidate Seminar:  Peter Eschbach will speak on “Skills in electron microscopy and how to translate it in the growth of the Oregon State University EM Facility.” Monday, April 22, 2 p.m., Nash 206.

Creating a Stand-Out Resume:   Writing a stellar resume can be challenging!  These tips can help you make it stand out!  Doug Rice from Enterprise Holdings will present on Monday, April 22 from noon to 1 p.m., in the OSU Valley Library:  Willamette East & West.

Speed Mock Interviews:  Sign up on Beaver JobNet (http://oregonstate.edu/career/seminars-and-events) for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with Employers and Career Specialist and receive valuable feedback to prepare you for the real thing!  Bring resume. This event will take place on April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. in MU 208.

EM Lab Director Candidate Seminar:  Greg McMahon will speak on “Skills in electron microscopy and how to translate it in the growth of the Oregon State University EM Facility.” Tuesday, April 23, 2 p.m., ALS 4001.

Search Advocate Workshop: Learn how to work with OSU search committees to enhance the quality of search and selection efforts. This two-part workshop provides theory, research, and strategies that can help search committees test their thinking, address complex process concerns, improve search validity and fairness, promote diversity, and address potential bias risks. Participants who complete Sessions I and II will be eligible to serve as advocates on OSU search committees. Session I will be held on Apr 23 and Session II on Apr 25, each at 8:30 a.m – 1 p.m. Visit the Professional Development Website for more details and to register.

News for Employees

NEW! Student sought for researcher of the year: For the first time, OSU plans to recognize an OSU student as its “Undergraduate Researcher of the Year.”  This award, which seeks to recognize significant scholarly efforts (research- or creativity-based) inside and outside of laboratory environments, will be presented to one student participant in the Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) event to be held on the MU Quad on May 21.  Students in all majors are eligible.  Nominations for the award are due no later than May 3 and must come from faculty mentors. For a nomination for or for questions, email Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu

NEW! LPI blog: Please welcome the fledgling blog http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/linuspaulinginstitute/  to the OSU social media flock. It will feature  inside views of micronutrient investigations;  lay explanations of discoveries;  timely  responses to news about nutrition; highlights of students, faculty and staff;   the view from the new facility’s terrace; glimpses into LPI researchers’ own lunch sacks.

Funding for Faculty:  Apply by May 6 to participate in the Fall 2013 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community.  Funding from Center for Teaching and Learning of $2,000 per course is available to instructors to participate in the learning community and redesign an existing on-campus course in hybrid format.  See request for proposals at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/grants.  Learn more about hybrid courses at: http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/hybrid-course-initiative.

OSU Anthropology’s Field School to Rural Oregon: Learn about and hone skills in ethnographic research methods, Sept. 8-22, while earning 6 credits.  Cost is $550 plus OSU tuition.  For more information and to apply visit the OSU Anthropology website (http://oregonstate.edu/cla/anthropology/).

BEE Photo Contest: Open to everyone. Voting has begun but entries are still welcome. Win an IPad Mini or a Google Nexus 7. FMI and rules go to http://bee.oregonstate.edu/2013-photo-contest

Humans versus Zombies: A student-led activity, will be taking place April 19-28 on the grounds of campus.  This outdoor-only tag game features teams of students as humans and zombies, all wearing identifiable head and arm bands with the letters HVZ on them.  Players will be carrying brightly colored Nerf toy blasters.  Game moderators will be wearing identifiable arm and headbands.  Any students or staff with concerns should contact Campus Public Safety non-emergency number, 541-737-3010.  Students participating in this event are also asked to stop what they are doing if a campus community member requests them to do so. For more information  email mods@osundead.com or visit the HVZ website at www.osundead.com.

STEM Academy: STEM Academy will be hosting 19 different Summer Camps for second-twelfth graders this summer. Topics include: “Blender” Computing, DNA Biology and Bioinformatics, Ecological Restoration, Creative Computing, Video Game Design, Food Science, Computing though Collaboration, Engineering, WaterBots: Underwater Lego Robotics (girls session and co-ed session available), Engineering and the Environment, Lego Robotics, and Exploring Microtechnology. For more information or to register online, please visit http://academy.engr.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Scholarships available.

New employee orientation: New to OSU? Stop by an upcoming monthly new employee orientation presentation designed to assist new staff and faculty 1) understand the “big picture” of OSU, 2) learn about campus resources and services, 3) understand terms and conditions of employment and 4) discover other important information to help you assimilate to OSU. Administrators and topic experts will be present for questions and answers. No registration required. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/orient/newemplres for a list of upcoming dates.

Fitness assessments: Free fitness assessments are now available for anyone involved in the Faculty Staff Fitness program. For those not in the FSF program there is a $10 charge. Fitness Assessments help determine the answer to these questions by measuring your Cardio Vascular Health, Core Strength, Upper Body Strength and Flexibility.   You will also benefit from the guidance that will be given to you after the Fitness Assessment by Rochelle Schwab and Personal Trainers. FSF will work around your work schedule.  Call the FSF office for an appointment, 541-737-3222.

Traffic and Maintenance

Jefferson Street West of 35th Street Closure: Due to the installation of a HVAC roof unit by Greenberry Construction a portion of the lot will be closed April 19 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Jefferson Way: Due to assemble and disassemble of a crane for the Austin Hall Building a portion of Jefferson Way will be closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 22-24.

Washington Ave SE Lot Closure: Due to the ASCE PNW Student Conference the lot will be closed, April 26-27, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Langton Place: Due to the installation of new ADA parking and road work for Langton Place two parking spaces will be closed for the duration of the project, April 22-June 14, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The road will remain open during this work.

Electrical shutdowns: A series of electrical shutdowns around campus will take place in April and June. Below is a proposed schedule of shutdown locations, dates and times.
April 21
The following buildings will be without power from approximately 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Covell Hall, Merryfield Hall-West end, Graf Hall, Batcheller Hall, Benton Hall.
These buildings will have the power shut off at 8 a.m. and re-energized at approximately 10 a.m., then de-energized at 5 p.m. and re-energized at approximately 6 p.m.: Milam Hall, Bexell Hall, Kidder Hall, Milne Computer Center, Gleeson Hall, Gilkey Hall, Gilbert Addition, Shepard Hall, Dearborn Hall, Rogers Hall
April 28
The following buildings will be without power from approximately 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Withycombe, Nash, Gilmore, Ballard Extension, Women’s Building.
June 16
The following buildings will be without power from approximately 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Withycombe, McNary, Wilson, Callahan.
These buildings will have the power shut off at 8 a.m. and re-energized at approximately 10 a.m. Then de-energized at 5 p.m. and re-energized at approximately 6 p.m.:Withycombe, Nash, Gilmore, Ballard Extension, Women’s Building, Snell, McAlexander Fieldhouse, Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center, Pharmacy, Women’s Center, Education, Kerr Admin.
Your contacts for questions and concerns regarding this shutdown are Stuart Larson (stuart.larson@oregonstate.edu) and Scott Drahn (scott.drahn@oregonstate.edu) .  You can also contact the Campus Operations Work Coordination Center (541) 737-2969.

Jefferson Way: Due to the ground breaking for the new Austin Hall,  Jefferson Way Street From Sackett Place to Weatherford Place will be closed April 19 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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

Faculty Research Assistant positionDepartment of Fisheries and Wildlife.  Laboratory Manager.  Required qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, fisheries management, marine ecology or closely related field. Posting # 0010518.  Closes April 19.

Analyst Programmer, Competency Level 3 – Office of Budget/Fiscal Planning invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Analyst Programmer position.  Posting #0010486. Closes April 19.

Assistant Manager of Vendor Payment Operations – Office of Business Affairs invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Assistant Manager of Vendor Payment Operations position.  Posting #0010455. Closes April 22.

Instructor- ESL – INTO OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Instructor- ESL position. Posting #0010500. Closes April 23.

Re-opened:  The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) is recruiting to fill one full-time, classified Grants/Contracts Coordinator position.  Posting # 0010445. Closes April 24.

The College of Business invites applications for two 1.0 FTE 12-month, Academic Advisor positions. Posting #0010501. Closes April 24.

The Graduate School is accepting applications for one full time Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0010458. For full consideration apply by April 25.

 Information Technology Consultant, Competency Level 2 – Technology Support Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Information Technology Consultant position. Posting # 0010471. Closes April 28.

Professional and Noncredit Education (PNE) is accepting applications for one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2.  Posting # 0010511. Closes April 28.

Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month fixed term Instructional Design Specialist position.  Posting # 0010508. Closes April 28.

OSU’s Division of Outreach and Engagement invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Instructional Design Specialist position. Posting # 0010505. Closes April 28.

The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) seeks an individual with a background in engineering to join the office as a Licensing Manager.  The successful applicant must demonstrate passion to develop skills and excel in intellectual property management and licensing within a university setting. Posting # 0010502.  Closes April 29.

International Programs Manager – The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Programs Manager. Posting #0010534. Closes April 30.

The College of Business invites applications for a 1.0 FTE 9-month, Instructor of Finance position. Posting #0010431. Closes Apr. 30.

Administrative Manager  – The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Administrative Manager. Posting # 0010438  Closes April 30.

EXTENDED: Staff Psychiatrist –Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Psychiatrist. Posting #0010416. Closes May 5.

Office Specialist 2 – Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0010561. Closes May 6.

The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting # 0010543.  For full consideration apply by April 23. Closes May 7.

International Scholar Advisor – International Scholar and Faculty Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Scholar Advisor position. Posting #0010489. Closes May 31.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 30.  Applications will continue to be accepted after the “for-full consideration” date, until the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

The OSU Foundation is currently recruiting for the position of Administrative Assistant for Special Events in the Corvallis office.   This position provides administrative assistance and support to the Donor Relations and Special Events team.   The starting annual salary for this position is $32,868.


Corvallis: “The sun peeps through the window pane: Which children mark with laughing eye, And in the wet street steal again To tell each other spring is nigh.” – John Clare. Spring showers are going to keep things wet today, with a few lingering showers possible tomorrow before the sunshine arrives. There are whispers that a bit of early summer is on its way for next week. Today’s high will be 59 with a low of 45.

Central Oregon: Showers today with sunshine on its way tomorrow and Sunday. A high of 54 and a low of 30.

Newport: Showers today and a few drops hanging on tomorrow. High today of 51 with a low of 45.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/


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