OSU Today

Monday, April 22, 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.

The new edibles are nutritious, delicious and gorgeous (Seattle Times)

Bred by horticulture professor Jim Myers of Oregon State University in Corvallis, ‘Indigo Rose’ starts out green, turns purple in the sun and ripens to burgundy. The compact plant is moderately vigorous and prolific.

Oregon’s drug-resistant bugs are as bad in outpatients as in hospitals: study (Oregonian)

A team from Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University and Kaiser Permanente Northwest conducted testing on bacterial resistance in both hospital and outpatient settings. The testing found that the problem can be equally bad in both, depending on which antibiotic is involved.

Officials link OSU-Cascades expansion, tourism (Register-Guard)

Officials in Bend say expansion of Oregon State University-­Cascades Campus into a four-year university could enhance local tourism, and area attractions in turn could attract students to campus.

Iranian robots do battle on the football pitch (Al Arabiya)

“I think students here are very enthusiastic, they are very technically-skilled, and a lot of the work I’ve seen here I’d like to say is at least equal to what I’ve seen elsewhere in the world,” says Bill Smart, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon state University who is visiting the competition.

What makes Anderson Lake so unusually toxic? Scientists trying to find out (Peninsula Daily News)

With funding in part from the state Department of Ecology and water sampling help from Jefferson County Public Health, researchers at Oregon State University are scrutinizing types of blue-green algae that live in Anderson Lake.

How to fix health problems with exercise (Huffington Post)

“Exercisers fall asleep faster, suffer fewer middle-of-the-night wake-ups and have a reduced risk of sleep disorders,” says study co-author Brad Cardinal, Ph.D., co-director of the sport and exercise psychology program at Oregon State University.

OSU sets CEO Summit for May 7 (Gazette-Times)

A half-dozen Oregon business leaders will discuss the link between innovation and job creation at the fourth annual CEO Summit on May 7 at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 S.W. Naito Parkway in Portland.

Challenges and benefits await small farms (Argus Observer)

“The whole family needs to be in on the dream,” said Gary Stephenson, Oregon State University Extension Small Farm Program, adding that some family members might not enjoy having to wake up at 4 a.m. for some chore.

Back in the history books (Gazette-Times)

The Irish Bend Covered Bridge has been named to the National Register of Historic Places — for the second time. With its gabled roof and whitewashed sides, the 60-foot wooden bridge on the west side of Oregon State University carries walkers, joggers and bicyclists on the Campus Way bike path across Oak Creek.

OSU-Cascades receives tourism award (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University – Cascades and the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association received the Oregon Tourism Development Award.

Bolger to give Pauling Peace Lecture (Gazette-Times)

Leah Bolger will give the annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace at Oregon State University.

OSU to shut down buildings Sunday(Gazette-Times)

Several buildings at Oregon State University will be without power this weekend to enable Pacific Power & Light to replace some of the older switches that bring electricity to the buildings from outside lines.

Former Oregon State linebacker Tevita Moala passes away (Oregonian)

The entire Oregon State University community is saddened to learn of the loss of former football standout Tevita Moala. Moala passed away after a battle with cancer. (see also KVAL)

OSU to celebrate Austin Hall construction (Dentistry IQ)

Oregon State University will celebrate the construction launch of Austin Hall, the new home for the university’s College of Business, on Friday, April 19.


Campus Wellness Week April 22-28: 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Earth Week Community Fair: Drop by the M.U. Quad on Tuesday, April 23 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for this 13th annual event – a fair of over 50 environmental organizations that will offer activities, Styrofoam recycling collection, a native plant sale and more. Read the details on the Earth Week website.

NEW! Watercolor Wellness – join us in the Craft Center on a drop-in-and-stay-as-long-as-you-can basis on Tuesday, April 23 between noon and 3 p.m., where we’ll be exploring the potential of watercolors as a medium of stress relief and relaxation…we’ll have large and small pieces of watercolor paper and plenty of paints and brushes.

NEW! Declutter/Destress – come and attend a workshop targeting stress relief and management through creating more organized home and work environments.  Leave with a few easy tips on managing the “stuff” of life just a little bit better!  Join us on Tuesday, 12:30 and 2 p.m. for an hour and a half with Kristin Bertilson of Queen B Organizing in the MU Joyce Powell Leadership Room.  Please RSPV to amy.luhn@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Children and Money – join us for a conversation with Anissa Arphenayake, OSU Federal Credit Union, about introducing the basic money concepts of share, save and spend.  Anissa will bring resources to share and leave with.  We’ll be meeting from Wednesday, April 24, noon to 1 p.m. in the MU 109A.  Please RSVP to amy.luhn@oregonstate.edu

NEW! OSUsed Store Earth Week Sale: Visit our website to learn how you can save 25 percent off your entire purchase at our Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. sale at 644 SW 13th Street. Shop used to save money and natural resources! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays.

NEW! Mocktails: Wednesday, April 24, 6 to 8 p.m., Pride Center. Come enjoy mocktails provided by the Pride Center as we discuss high risk alcohol consumption within the queer community. At the Pride Center. Part of Queer Health Awareness Week.

NEW! Skyping with women in Gaza: OSU women are invited to come to the Women’s Center April 25, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., to Skype with women in Gaza in order to increase understanding and awareness about issues impacting them. Students, staff, faculty and community members welcome. Host partner is the American Language Center in Gaza City.

NEW! Sing Out! The Orange & Black Choral and Vocal Scholarship Concert (Corvallis.) Performance by OSU Chamber Choir, Bella Voce, and the OSU Meistersingers. April 25, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, available at  singorange.com

NEW! McCambridge honored at celebration: On April 26 at the OSU Alumni Association’s Spring Award Celebration, Mark McCambridge will receive the Honorary Alumni Award. A member of the university’s financial team since 1994, McCambridge has played a key role in reorganizing the university to make the best possible use of its resources, and he has championed the cause of fiscal transparency. The award is the highest honor the association can bestow upon those who are not alumni of OSU. To register for the event and to learn who the other award recipients are, please see www.osualum.com/honored

NEW! F&A Lunch Tour – Music Department: April 26, noon to 1 p.m. Tour the Music Department at Benton Hall.  The tour group will have the pleasure of hearing two of our premier choirs as they prepare for the Orange and Black concert: Bella Voce and Meistersingers.  To register please go to the Professional Development Training website at:  http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php, or drop in.

NEW! Artistic Beavers: April 27, 5:30 – 8 p.m., Club Level Reser Stadium. First ever event focused on highlighting the artistic talents of both local artists and student athletes at Oregon State University. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Special Guest speaker Coach Mike Riley.

NEW! Rulemaking hearing: Oregon State University will hold a rulemaking hearing on May 28 at 1 p.m., MU 206. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment regarding changes to the University’s Fee Book, as well as updates to the process for requesting use of tables, carts, booths and similar structures for free speech activities.  For more information, including copies of all of the proposed rules, and to make arrangements for accommodations, please contact Beth Giddens at beth.giddens@oregonstate.edu.

Disability Studies Conversation Series: “Disability Services at Oregon State University:  1990-2013.” April 23, 10 a.m.to 11:30 a.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

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.

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!  BEE & ConsBio Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Gordon Grant, USFS, will give a seminar on “Watering the Forest for the Trees: An emerging priority for water management on forest land” April 23 at 2 pm in ALS 4000.  Free & open to the public.  Credit-BEE 407 (CRN 60526)

NEW! Land, Water & Atmosphere: Next 50 years: David Goodrich, USDA-ARS, will give a seminar on “Reducing the uncertainty of key water balance components at the basin scale to aid watershed management” as part of the Water Resources Seminar Series April 24 at 4 pm in ALS 4000.  Free & open to the public.  Graduate credit-WRS 507; WRS 505. Reception to follow.

NEW! Psychological Science series: “The Benefits of a Sense of Disability Identity Among People with Mobility Disabilities.”  The second talk of the School of Psychological Science spring colloquium series, given by Kathleen Bogart. April 24, 4 to 5 p.m. Willamette West Room in the Valley Library. Admission is free and open to all OSU researchers.  For more information on the colloquium series and a schedule of future talks, please see the SPS homepage: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/psych_science

NEW! The Latest Trends in Resumes & Cover Letters for Professionals. Learn the most current trends and approaches to help you improve your resume so that you’re ready to apply for your dream job when it appears. April 30, noon to 1 p.m. in MU 206. Sponsored by OSU Women’s Network and open to all. For more: http://oregonstate.edu/own/events

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.

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.

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.

Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP Training:  The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer training on the Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP proposal system on April 23, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Memorial Union (MU) 211.  Any interested faculty and/or staff are welcome, but attendance is limited to 35.  Send an e-mail to sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu in order to reserve a space.  This session will be offered at least monthly throughout 2013.

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

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! Clara Simerville Award Nominations Due April 24: The Clara L. Simerville Award for International Education recognizes an outstanding OSU undergraduate student who has voluntarily contributed to international understanding through personal relationships, scholarship and research, and involvement in campus or community organizations supporting international understanding.  To nominate a student, please complete the Nomination form at http://oregonstate.edu/international/atosu/scholarships/simerville.  Please contact Rachael Weber at rachael.weber@oregonstate.edu with questions.

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

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

Traffic and Maintenance

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 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.


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

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 Office of Vice Provost for Student Affairs invites applications through May 7, for the Director of Student Affairs Research, Evaluation and Planning, a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Posting: 0010510. Closes May 7.

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: Are you ready for the sunshine? Because it’s here all week! Today’s high will be 69 with a low tonight of 34.

Central Oregon: Sun is expected all week. High today of 56 with a low tonight of 22.

Newport: Sunny most of the week. High today of 58, low tonight of 35.

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


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