OSU Today

Wednesday, April 24, 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 breaks ground on Austin Hall (KGW)

Portland television coverage of Friday’s event.

Madras OSU student picked for leadership academy (KTVZ)

An Oregon State University student from Madras, Elizabeth Gonzalez, has been selected to participate in the inaugural GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy (GUALA) in Washington, DC in June, one of only 30 students nationwide. (see also OregonLive)

Portland Public Schools students earn Gates Millenium Scholarships (Oregonian)

Warren Vang, one of three valedictorians at Roosevelt High School, is active in Oregon Young Scholars, AVID, and tennis. He’s already making college plans—Warren will attend Oregon State University in the fall and wants to major in Biochemistry.

Cooperative research project should speed barley advances (Capital Press)

Oregon State University researcher Patrick Hayes anticipates the next few years will bring rapid advancements in barley breeding from his program and the public-sector in general.

Eye of the storm (Sustainable Industries)

At its four partner universities (Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and University of Oregon), Oregon BEST has established a network of seven shared-user research facilities.

Student athletes participate in inaugural thank-a-thon (OSU Beavers)

If you’re a donor to Our Beaver Nation and happened to answer your telephone this past weekend, there’s a good chance you heard a heartfelt “Thank You” from an Oregon State student-athlete.


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

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

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

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Special Seminar: Molly Kile, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University –“Environmental Exposure to Arsenic and Type 2 Diabetes”  at noon on Wednesday, April 24, in 4001 Ag Life Sciences .

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.

Your Power to Create Positive Change in Apparel: Come to this event in M.U. 221 on Wednesday, April 24 at 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. to meet local business owners and students working toward fair labor practices in apparel factories around the world. Find out easy everyday decisions you can make that will positively change working conditions. Part of Earth Week.

Watershed talk: “Reducing the uncertainty of key water balance components at the basin scale to aid watershed management,” a talk by David Goodrich of the USDA, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Part of OSU’s Spring Water Resources Seminar series, the talk will be held in Agricultural Life Sciences, room 4000.

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 p.m. in ALS 4000.  Free & open to the public.  Graduate credit-WRS 507; WRS 505. Reception to follow.

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

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Music à la Carte: Platypus Clarinet Orchestra University and private instructors and students from Eugene and Corvallis perform. Fri., April 26, noon. Memorial Union Lounge.

NEW! Locker Room Health, Mental & Physical: Friday, April 26, 4 to 6 p.m., Upper Dixon Classroom. Learn and discuss about the many obstacles that those in the queer community and the heterosexual community face when using the locker rooms at Dixon. Part of Queer Health Awareness Week.

NEW! Trans* Health 101 Friday, April 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Pride Center. Focus in on Trans* health and its various aspects, difficulties, and resources. Part of Queer Health Awareness Week.

NEW! Frida Kahlo play: “Frida, un Retablo,” a play detailing the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, will be presented at Withycombe Hall’s Lab Theatre on Friday, April 26, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; latecomers will not be seated. The play was written by Dañel Malán of Portland’s Teatro Milagro (Miracle Theater), and follows Kahlo throughout her life.

NEW! Self-Defense Class Saturday, April 27,  10 a.m. to noon, Langton 301. Ronie Carper, the self-defense instructor will be giving a brief, crash course on self-defense for the OSU community. Part of Queer Health Awareness Week.

NEW! Ride the Heart of the Valley benefit bike ride.  OSU College of Veterinary Medicine SCAVMA.  One Health fundraising event to benefit both animal and human medical charities.  Event held on Saturday, April 27, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at OSU CVM Equine Arena, 700 SW 30th St.  Pre-registration $30 before April 14 and $35 after.  More information and online registration: http://groups.oregonstate.edu/scavma/ride-heart-valley

NEW! Retirement celebration for Donetta Sheffold:  Donetta Sheffold will be retiring from her position in the Office of the Provost after 38 years of service to Oregon State University.  A reception will be held April 30, 4 p.m., in MU 206.

NEW! Annual Meeting & Member Social: The OSU Retirement Association (OSURA) will hold its Annual Meeting and Member Social on Wed., May 8, 2:30 – 5:00 p.m., in the OSU Foundation Board Room, 35th & Western. President Ray and OSURA Scholarship winners will highlight the meeting. Members and their guests welcome

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.

SEAC Community Conversations: Hot Topic-Gun Violence/Gun Control- Thursday, April 25, 11 a.m., MU 213-  “Living For 32” documentary screening and a facilitated conversation about gun violence and gun control in the United States. OSU students Drew Hatlen and Mohamed Elgarguri will provide argument for and against the concept of Gun Control. Facilitated conversation to follow. Refreshments provided. Request for accommodation: events.sli@oregonstate.edu #beBEAVERBOLD

OSU Digital Publishing Strategy Roundtable: Faculty and staff are invited to an executive roundtable hosted by Adobe Systems, Inc., to present an overview of their Digital Publishing Suite, that allows users to create, distribute, and optimize digital publications for mobile delivery. Sponsored by the OSU Extension Service, this is an opportunity for discussion of a digital strategy that could affect publishing efforts across OSU. Information and registration: http://edu.adobeeventsonline.com/HED/DPS/OSU/invite.html.  Limited seating. April 25, 2 to 4 p.m., CH2M-Hill Alumni Center.

Sustainability Bike Tour Tour: We will visit 4 or 5 of the most popular sustainability features on campus during this hour long tour. Join the tour at 2:15 p.m., April 25, in the MU Quad and leave whenever you need. We will leave from the northeast corner of the Memorial Union quad. Bikes and helmets provided if needed, but please bring your own if you have them.

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

The Red Room Presents: Pianist Kayin Aaron. Thursday April 25 at 7 p.m. Aaron’s current work is an effort to meld the energy and motion of improvised piano structures with electronic sound scapes and rhythms. Aaron recently relocated to Corvallis from Michigan with his wife Wendy Rose Aaron (Assistant Professor in College of Education at OSU). Interzone Cafe, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. $5 at the door. Supported by the OSU music department.

Centennial Tree Celebration: Celebrate ArborDay and Earth Week with a Tree Planting on the Library Quad. One hundred years ago the class of 1913 planted the majestic elm trees we now enjoy in the Library Quad. Come join in as we plant a tree as a gift to the next 100 years and honor and appreciate the gift of 1913. West side of the OSU Library Quad.  Along Waldo Place between Jefferson Way and Campus Way (across from the east entry to Strand Agriculture Hall) April 26, noon. Questions? Contact Norm Brown, Norm.Brown@oregonstate.edu

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

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.

KBVR live band: This Friday, KBVR-TV’s live music show Locals Live will be featuring Tyler Stenson!  He will be playing an exclusive hour-long set in Snell Hall, Studio A this Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m., and is open to all OSU students for free. It will also be aired live on KBVR Channel 26, live-streamed online at www.kbvr.com, and posted to YouTube the next day.

Drug Take Back Event: Free public collection of prescription medications: controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter substances from individual households will be collected. Before you go, please get the details at http://tiny.cc/takeback13. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 27, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St. This drive-through event will take place in front of the Carriage House. Look the for signs, as it will be well marked.

2013 Joint Service Review: OSU’s Naval ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Army ROTC units will be conducting their annual Joint Service Review on the Memorial Union Quad, Friday, May 3 from 10-11 a.m.  Keynote speaker will be The Honorable Julie Manning, Mayor of Corvallis.  For more information, please contact cass.williams@oregonstate.edu.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Eating-to-Learn WIC Spring Lunch: “Teaching Science and Professional Writing: An Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion.”  Christine Pastorek (Chemistry), Ehren Pflugfelder (School of Writing, Literature, and Film), and Allen Sprague (WIC)  will offer ideas, insights, and strategies for helping students communicate as professionals in their field.  The panelists will speak on April 26, 12-1 p.m. in Milam 215.  Please register here.

NEW! “Health Impact Assessment: A Cutting Edge Tool for Bringing Public Health Science to Cross-Sector Policies,”: A research seminar by Brenda Hoppe with Oregon State University’s Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, will be held at noon on Friday, April 26, in the Hallie Ford Center, room 115. Hoppe is a senior natural resource specialist for the Oregon Health Authority, performing research, modeling and data analysis related to climate change, health impact assessment, built environment and drinking water quality.

NEW! Bellah’s Lament: the Making of Civil Religion in America:  In 1967, Robert Bellah published an essay entitled “Civil Religion in America” – he regretted it ever since.  Bellah’s lament is based on the ironic relationship between the historical and the historiographical aspects of that essay and reveal a significant relationship between civil religion and war.  April 26, noon in Milam Hall 301.

Hybrids, The Future of Higher Ed: At the April 25 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Cub Kahn of Extended Campus will discuss the benefits of hybrid courses that combine online and face-to-face interaction. Triad meets 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.

Climate Club Sandwich Lunch: Conversations Across Disciplines series will focus on how other disciplines study climate change, present the latest findings in climate change research and scholarship, and provide an opportunity to meet colleagues interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.  This session will feature Allen ThompsonPaige Fischer, and Gordon E. Grant April 25, noon to 1 p.m., StrandAg 348. RSVP’s appreciated: 541-737-5705

Global warming seminar: “Global Warming: The Science is Settled (for Most of Us), Now What Do We Do?” a seminar by David Chapman of the University of Utah, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in Gilfillan Auditorium on the Oregon State University campus

War and religion in America: “Lincoln’s Bequest: Losing and Finding Religion in a Time of War,” the Oregon State University Hundere Lecture with Ray Haberski, will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the OSU Memorial Union’s Pan Afrika Room. Haberski will address how the experience of war since 1941 has affected the tradition of Americans to interpret their history through a relationship to God. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/

Willamette Water 2100 Webinar: Naomi Tague, Associate Professor of Hydrology, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC-Santa Barbara and Elizabeth Garcia, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, UC-Santa Barbara, will give a webinar on “Modeling ecohydrologic processes in mountain watersheds—implications for the Willamette Watershed”. Friday, April 26, noon to 1 p.m., Kidder 202 and online at: http://live.oregonstate.edu .  The seminar is sponsored by the Willamette Water 2100 project and the Institute for Water and Watersheds.

The Trustworthy Leader: Amy Lyman, author of The Trustworthy Leader:  Leveraging the Power of Trust to Transform Your Organization, will give a public lecture on Monday, April 29, from 3: to 4:30 p.m. in the Hallie Ford Center (Room 115).  Amy Lyman is co-founder of the Great Place to Work® Institute.  A live stream will be available at http://live.oregonstate.edu.

Personal values workshop: Space is still available in the workshop, Exploring Personal Values scheduled for May 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m. presented by John Sulzmann, Center for Learning & Organizational Development. This program will help you identify your core values, and how they influence your role as family member, social actor and workplace contributor. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23 to register. (Free to faculty and staff)

News for Employees

NEW! AOP Boss of the Year Award: Nominate your outstanding Boss of the Year at http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition. Deadline: May 7, at 5 p.m. Then attend the Wednesday, May 22 AOP Awards Luncheon. For questions, contact Laura.Collins@oregonstate.edu

NEW! AOP Spring Conference: Learn about Fresh Ideas for Cooking Healthy on a budget and Keeping your Body Fit when your job requires you to sit all day; Monday, May 6 in the Valley Library Willamette Rooms 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee is $5 and free to students. Open to everybody; Register by email to Charlene.Wilkinson@oregonstate.edu

Staff tuition discount: Employees and dependents attending OSU, the Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount) deadline is April 26 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Spring.  Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For more information:  http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

EmpCenter Training and Open Labs: Training is now available online for employees that will begin using EmpCenter on May 1(Classified Salaried Exempt and Classified Salaried Non-exempt employees). In addition, Open Labs have been scheduled for the next two weeks.  Training can be found at mytime.oregonstate.edu/empcenter-training.

IRB Express: The Research Office is working to continually improve processes that can assist the OSU research effort. For human subjects studies that meet the federal definition of “exempt”, a new express process is now available to investigators, this includes review of student-driven studies. Effective immediately, investigators can book a 30-minute face-to-face meeting with IRB staff for an express review. This in-person review bypasses the usual electronic process, thus enabling the review of your protocol to take place immediately.  Express review may be used for both initial applications and project revisions for exempt studies. In the great majority of cases, we anticipate approval of applications and revisions during that meeting. Express reviews by video conference are available to those off-site or with on-campus mobility issues. More information can be found at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/irb/

PaCS Presents Merchant Expo 2013: Merchant Expo is happening at LaSells Stewart Center on Thursday, May 30.  This is a great opportunity to connect with the vendors who can potentially fulfill your procurement needs. Find additional information and register online to attend at http://pacs.oregonstate.edu/merchantexpo/. Register by May 23 to have a chance to win a $50 Fred Meyer gift card.

Summer Life Scholars applications: Applications for the Center for Healthy Aging Research 2013 Summer Life Scholars program are due on May 3. Stipends of up to $2,000 are available to OSU undergraduate students for scholarly, creative research in the interdisciplinary field of aging.  Students must identify and work with a mentor from the Center for Healthy Aging Research.  Up to 5 students will be selected for the program. See health.oregonstate.edu/healthy-aging/student-opportunities; Contact: Anne Hatley@ 541-737-4993

Keck Foundation – Call for Concept Papers: The Keck Foundation seeks to support outstanding basic research in science, engineering and medicine that will have a significant impact in solving complex issues and problems. The Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/keck. Information: Martha Coleman, OSU Foundation at martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: May 28

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.

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:

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: Don’t worry, the sky is not on fire. That’s just the sun, which we’re going to have to get used to. Today’s high could reach 78, with an overnight low of 40. More sunny skies and warm temperatures tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Blue skies and sunshine with a high of 65 and a low tonight of 26.

Newport: Gorgeous day at the coast with sunshine and a high of 65. Tonight’s low will be 41.

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


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