OSU Today

Friday, May 3, 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.

Roof giveaway fulfills man’s dying wish (Gazette-Times)

A colleague who works with Christy Fullwiler at Student Health Services at Oregon State University told her about the free roof giveaway contest by Stutzman and Kropf Contractors, who have operated in the mid-valley since 1968. Each year for the past five years, the company has given a new roof to the mid-valley household that is most in need of one or that deserves one the most.

OSU Columbia Basin Ag Rsearch Center Director departs (Capital Press)

Steve Petrie, director of Oregon State University’s Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center for 12 years, is going to work for Yara US, one of the largest fertilizer companies in the world.

Who’s Afraid of a Little Literary Theory? (Huffington Post)

A piece on the importance of literary theory by Evan Gottlieb, OSU associate professor of English.

Northwest beekeepers impatient with a cautious EPA (OPB)

Honey bee health surveys by Oregon State University find colony losses in the last few years averaging around 18-25 percent annually around the Northwest.

The flashing yellow turn signal: Good for drivers, bad for pedestrians (Atlantic)

“It’s more efficient, because we’re using gaps in an opposing stream of traffic,” says David Hurwitz, a transport engineer at Oregon State University, of the flashing yellow arrow. “But it has safety implications.”

International students host Sunday festival (Gazette-Times)

The International Students of Oregon State University organization will hold its annual ISOSU Spring Festival this Sunday in the Memorial Union quad. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Busy spring weekend at OSU (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University will be jam-packed this weekend with events and opportunities. Mom’s Weekend and Pet Day will both offer fun and games for the whole family, while an international Spring festival and several baseball games will round out the weekend.

Antibiotics: Outpatients, hospital patients face growing, but different problems with antibiotic resistance (News RX)

“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.

Robots take over community pool (News Guard)

Underwater robots designed and built by middle school, high school and college students will be featured at the Lincoln City Community Center when Oregon Sea Grant, the Oregon Coast STEM Center and the Oregon Chapter of the Marine Technology Society host a competition from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4.


OSU Classified Workers:  Local 083 and the SEIU bargaining team would like to remind you that we are in bargaining negotiations at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR on May 2-3.  We will be trying to negotiate a fair contract while being sensitive to the economic situation in Oregon.  Please show your support by wearing purple.

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., May 3, 10-10:50 a.m. Do drop in: http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/tac  (Enter as a guest.)

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.

Eating-to-Learn WIC Spring Lunch: “Helping Students Make Sense of Fair Use.”  Sue Kunda (Valley Library) will discuss how we help students think critically about using copyrighted materials, and will also provide a helpful framework to guide students and additional useful sources on the topic.  The lunch will be held on May 3, noon to 1 p.m. in Milam 215.  Please register here.

Music a la Carte Criancas de Zumbi: A program of Portland Public Schools, Criancas de Zumbi is a hands-on look at the history of Africans, their drums, and music. It will be in the MU Lounge on Friday, May 3 at noon. The event is co-sponsored by OSU Music, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Memorial Union, and SIFC.

Documentary “From the Fields:” A documentary on journalist Damian Trujillo will be shown Friday, May 3, and followed by a question and answer session with the director. The film chronicles the life of NBC news anchor Trujillo, who worked in the agricultural fields of the Salinas Valley before becoming the first in his family to graduate from college.  May 3, 3 p.m.: Joyce Collin Furman Hall, OSU campus, 200 S.W. 15th St.

NEW! Black and White Dance: APASU, hosting a dance in Snell International Forum. This is a free event: first come, first served. The night will start off with a Bollywood dance lesson. Snacks and refreshments provided. Friday, May 3 from 9 p.m. to midnight.


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

Twenty-Sixth Annual Pet Day at OSU.  The College of Veterinary Medicine presents OSU Pet Day on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There are lots of new events this year including a dog massage booth, dog nail trims for $5, free blood pressure screening by OSU College of Pharmacy, and a Pet Costume Contest at 1 pm. For more information on all the booths, demonstrations and events, visit the Pet Day website.

NEW! Wave Lab Open House: May 4 the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory will host an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Tours will start every five minutes and last 15 minutes, this event highlights the cutting edge tsunami research at the laboratory.  The event is free open to the public.  Questions please contact Alicia Lyman-Holt 541-737-3665

NEW! OSU Startup Weekend Free Pre-event: Organizers of the first-ever Oregon State Startup Weekend will be providing a free pre-event on Saturday, May 4 from noon to 2 p.m. at OSU’s Furman Hall, room 105. This is open to the public. Attendees will receive free food and information about the upcoming Startup Weekend, May 10-12. Details are available on the blog.


NEW! Flying Club Open House – Corvallis Airport, Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Come talk to members, see our aircraft and learn about the Oregon State Flying Club first hand.  OSU & LBCC students, alumni, staff & families are eligible for membership.   Visit:  flying.oregonstate.edu

NEW! International festival: The International Students of Oregon State University organization will hold its annual ISOSU Spring Festival this Sunday in the Memorial Union quad. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Agricultural Awareness Day (Ag Day): There will be College of Agricultural Sciences clubs and various agriculture business vendors in the Memorial Union Quad from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., May 7. The theme for Ag Day this year is “Preserving Tradition. Agvocating Today. Growing Tomorrow.”

NEW! Culture Shock: APASU, hosting a cultural show in the MU Ballroom with a variety of entertainment from OSU students. Admission is free but space is limited. Tuesday, May 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.

RecSports Functional Tour: Join us for a 45-minute functional tour of RecSports facilities & services Monday, May 6 at 8:15 a.m. The tour includes the basics about building entry, equipment check-out, court reservations, cardio machines, weight machines, personal training services and more! Tours depart from the RecServices lobby, just inside of Dixon’s West Entry. Drop-in on a tour or RSVP here.

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

Women’s Center awards: Please join us for the 28th annual OSU Women’s Center awards. This year we will honoring eight inspirational women of our community, of whom four are OSU students. Ceremony begins at 3 p.m., May 10 in the MU Lounge, to be followed by light refreshments. For more information: womenscenter@oregonstate.edu

Lectures and webinars

NEW! The New Jim Crow Book Discussion: Students, staff and faculty are invited to an informal discussion of Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  We will meet on Tuesday, May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Furman 303.  More information is available at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/culturalandlinguisticdiversity.

NEW! Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Henry Lee of the EPA will speak on “Tree-ring Based History of Climate and Disease in Western Oregon Forests,” May 7, 2 to 2:50 p.m., ALS 4000.

NEW! Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar: Becoming the nerd they know and trust with social media. Craig McClain, aka Dr. M, the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and Chief Editor for Deep Sea News will present on the use of outreach and social media in science.  Co-sponsored by the Student Chapters of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society. Tuesday, May 7, Nash 32, 5 p.m.

Supervisor EmpCenter Open Labs: Supervisors, do you need help approving timesheets for April or have questions about your employees that started using EmpCenter on May 1?  Come to one of the supervisor open labs scheduled for Monday, May 6.  See http://mytime.oregonstate.edu/announce/supervisor-open-lab for details.

Baccalaureate Core 2013 and 2014 Category Review Workshop:  May 6 (2-3:30 p.m.) OR May 23 (2-3:30 p.m.) in Milam 215. This is a how-to baccalaureate core assessment/category review workshop for those units/courses up for review in 2013 and 2014 (speech, math, fitness, DPD, WIC: CAS, Business, PHHS, Engineering, International Degree). Register online at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/bacc-core-workshop-registration or contact Beverly Dirks at Beverly.Dirks@oregonstate.edu.

U.S. Diplomats—America’s Best Kept Secret: Jason Frohnmayer, a former MAIS student, will share his experiences as a diplomat in a brief speech about the U.S. Foreign Service followed by a Q&A with the audience. This event, sponsored by Speech Communication, will take place on Tuesday, May 7, from 4 – 5 p.m., in Willamette East (3622) in Valley Library.

News for Employees

NEW!  Recognizing Excellence:  OSU Authors & Editors Recognition OSU Faculty members publish, on average, over 30 books each year. Make sure to stop by Valley Library Lobby during the entire month of May to view a selection of these books which are on display.

NEW! Career Services May 2013 Newsletter: The Career Services monthly newsletter is now available online (http://oregonstate.edu/career/sites/default/files/may_2013_newsletter.pdf). Check it out to learn what is happening this month in Career Services.

NEW! COI Training Reminder:  OSU Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy requires training for all OSU investigators who have completed or should complete annual COI disclosures.  The training is designed to provide for a more thorough understanding of research conflicts of interest and why such conflicts need to be managed.  More information, including instructions for how to complete training, can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/research/coi/coi-training.  Questions should be directed to the COI Administrator at COI@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4692.

Last Chance for students to register!  Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence Projects created, research conducted, things invented—Now’s the chance for students to show it off! All OSU undergrads are eligible to present solo or group projects.  Register by May 3, 5 p.m here.

Asian Pacific Islander Month Display “The Fall of ’41: Students of Japanese Descent at Oregon State College”  shares the story of Japanese American students at OSC after the attack on Pearl Harbor. 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 June. Find out more on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr. For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, and visit the Oregon Multicultural Archives

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

Natural Resources Leadership Academy: Registration is now open for the 2013 Natural Resources Leadership Academy, which will be held June 17-21 and June 24-28 in Corvallis. This two-week intensive academy is a unique opportunity for natural resources grad students as well as professionals. Credit and non-credit tracks available. Sign up for one week, or both. Learn more and register online at http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/nrla.

PFLA awards: Nominations are now being accepted for the Karel J.H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award with nominations due May 3.  The award recognizes a professional faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership and service throughout their career both within their Department and in programs and organizations across campus. Eligibility for this award is limited to fixed-term professional faculty who fall within the categories of administrative support, computer-technical support and/or development support.  For complete criteria and nomination information visit http://oregonstate.edu/pfla/awards/karel-murphy

Work scholarship program: The University Honors College is now accepting faculty applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for Summer and Fall Terms. Tenure/tenure-track and senior instructor rank faculty from all colleges are eligible to apply. All Honors students are eligible to participate. A complete proposal consists of one-page statements from both the student participant and from the faculty supervisor with department head approval. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 17.  For further details, please consult the UHC website:  http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.


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

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.

College of Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for a 0.5 FTE Certified Veterinary Technician 2 in Oncology. Posting #0009494.  Closes May 6.

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.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), academic year (9 month) Education Program Assistant 2 position for the Clackamas County Extension Office at OSU. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately (2 years) from the appointment begin date. This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon. Posting # 0010617. Closes May 9.

Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites current OSU employees to apply for an internal recruitment, full-time, 10-month, Cook 1 position.  Posting # 0010639.  Closes May 9.

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for the position of Associate Dean. This is a 12-month, 1.0 FTE position.  The appointee to this position must be a tenured Associate or Full Professor at Oregon State University at the time of appointment. To apply for this position, please submit your resume/CV and a statement of interest to the search chair: Susana Rivera-Mills (Susana.Rivera-Mills@oregonstate.edu).  Deadline for full consideration of applicant materials is May 10 at 5 p.m.  Position will remain open until filled.  Email subject line for your submission should be Associate Dean.

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) is seeking a Coordinator, Community Conduct. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0010569. Closes May 10.

College of Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for 1.0 FTE Veterinary Animal Attendant.  Posting # 0010636. Closes May 13.

The Office of Admissions is accepting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0010616. Closes May 13.

The Aquaculture and Fisheries Collaborative Research Support Program (AquaFish CRSP)  seeks a Communication and Outreach Manager, full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting #0010601. Closes May 17.

The Aquaculture and Fisheries Collaborative Research Support Program (AquaFish CRSP) seeks a Faculty Research Assistant (Training, Gender, and Capacity Building Coordinator), full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting # 0010602. Closes May 17.

The Extension 4-H Youth Development program (4-H), affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences  is accepting applications for one part-time (approximately 16 hours per week), Education Program Assistant 1 position for. This position will be located in Grants Pass, Ore. Posting # 0010635. Closes May 20.

The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Trades/Maintenance Coordinator position. Posting #0010615. For full consideration apply by May 7.  Closes May 21.

Outreach and Engagement invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Oregon Open Campus Education Coordinators. One position will serve the Mid-Columbia Region and the second position will service the South West Region. The job location for each of these positions will depend upon the Region. Posting # 0010607.  Closes May 24.

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 College of Business invites applications for a 1.0 FTE 9-month, Instructor – Statistics position. Posting #0010598. Closes June 1.

The College of Business invites applications for a 1.0 FTE 9-month, Instructor – Business Law position. Posting #0010600. Closes June 1.


Corvallis: What a fine day in the month of May. It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend, sunny with a high of 81 today and 85 by Sunday. Lows will be in the upper 40s.

Central Oregon: Sunny and in the low 70s all weekend. A slight chance of thunderstorms by Sunday. Overnight lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Newport: What a gorgeous weekend to live at, or visit, the beach. Sunny with a high today of 61. Highs in the mid 70s over the weekend.

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


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