OSU Today

Monday, May 6, 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.

Science Seat: Saving the birds (CNN)

For more than 30 years, Susan Haig’s mission has been to ensure that endangered bird species don’t become extinct. Haig’s professional achievements are beyond impressive: She is a supervisory research wildlife ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, a full-time professor at Oregon State University and president of the American Ornithologists’ Union, the largest professional society of ornithologists in the world.

Drones hit new turf: U.S. farmland (Wall Street Journal)

Oregon State University plans to use the unmanned vehicles to monitor the school’s potato crop and those of a commercial potato grower. Both crops, located near Hermiston, Ore., are expected to sprout in coming weeks. The university last month ran its first test-flight.

Ava Helen Pauling, wife of Linus Pauling, subject of biography by Corvallis author Mina Carson (OregonLive)

The telling of this story is made possible by the Linus and Ava Helen Pauling Papers at Oregon State University. Mina Carson, an associate professor of history at OSU, did the bulk of her research for “Ava Helen Pauling: Partner, Activist, Visionary” in the voluminous collection of papers a short walk from her office.

Matripa College eagerly awaits Dalai Lama‘s visit (Oregonian)

“The Dalai Lama only accepts an invitation from an organization or institution that he feels good about,” says James Blumenthal, who teaches at Maitripa and Oregon State University. This visit “is sort of his seal of approval,” he says.

‘May it please the court’ (Gazette-Times)

A dispute pitting the rights of fish against the rights of private dam owners took the stage — literally — at Oregon State University on Thursday as opposing attorneys made their case to the Oregon Supreme Court.

Furry fun in the sun (Gazette-Times)

The dogs appeared to enjoy the cool water under the 80-degree sun. The pets and their owners formed a line at the wash station on Saturday at Oregon State University’s 26th annual Pet Day.

OSU to host conference on military and diplomacy (Albany Tribune)

A conference exploring American military and diplomatic history will take place at Oregon State University on Tuesday, May 7.

Oregon Tech civil engineering students showcase ingenuity (Oregon Tech)

 As part of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 20 students from Oregon Tech’s Civil Engineering program packed up a steel bridge and concrete canoe in their new trailer to make the trek to Oregon State University in Corvallis and participate in the 2013 Pacific Northwest Student Conference April 25-27.

Oregon State dairy students say ‘No’ to end of judging (Western Farmer Stockman)

When Oregon State University cut the budgets for livestock judging teams this year, the OSU Dairy Club decided to raise some concern – and some money. “We responded quickly with a Dairy Advocacy Fund,” explains Dairy Club President Jessica Budge, a junior highly involved in the judging programs. “The endowment is already at nearly $13,000 and growing.”

Azaleas, rhododendrons face severe threat from lace bug (Oregonian)

Experts at the Oregon State University Extension Service are not as optimistic as Stewart about controlling the aggressive lace bug. Calls to the Metro Master Gardeners hotlines have increased, as have questions at events.


NEW! Graduate workshops: The OSU Libraries Spring Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series rounds out with sessions on Showcasing Your Research (May 6), Graduate Student Grant Financial Support (May 7) and Data Management (May 8). View session descriptions and register to attend at: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops Questions?  Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

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

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.

NEW! TAC Webinar: PowerPoint Multimedia for PC users, with Joni Tonn (TAC).  Learn how to handle multimedia using PowerPoint on your PC.  Mon., May 6,  noon to 12:50 p.m.  Register here:  http://is.gd/TbUsYy

NEW! Workshop: Getting to Know Hitachi StarBoards, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn the basics of how the Hitachi Starboard electronic whiteboard system works. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the functionality of the board and introduce ideas of how it might be effectively utilized in the classroom. Mon. May 6, 4-4:50 p.m., Waldo 320B. Register here:  http://is.gd/WZdI5N

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

NEW! Semester at Sea Networking Social: May 8, 5 p.m. in the International Resource Center. Free. This event will link past, present, future, and prospective students, as well as staff/faculty who have previously sailed with Semester at Sea. Refreshments will be provided. Email malorie.reimer@oregonstate.edu for questions and RSVP.

NEW! Cultural Bites: LEAP@OSU, a diversity council group invites OSU students and community members to partake in cultural dishes made by OSU students. Brief demos and recipes will be shown. Please pick up a free ticket at Snell Hall’s SLI desk while supplies last. Wednesday, May 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the MU Ballroom.

NEW! “The Misanthrope:” The Oregon State University Theatre will present Molière’s wild and witty comedy classic “The Misanthrope” starting May 9. Performances are scheduled May 9-11 and May 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and May 19 at 2 p.m. at OSU’s Withycombe Hall Theater. Tickets for the production are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors, $8 for students/youth, and $5 for OSU students. For more information or ticket purchases, contact OSU Theatre Box Office 541-737-2784 or purchase tickets online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre/

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. to 3 p.m., May 7. The theme for Ag Day this year is “Preserving Tradition. Agvocating Today. Growing Tomorrow.”

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.

Annual Meeting & Member Social: The OSU Retirement Association (OSURA) will hold its Annual Meeting and Member Social on Wed., May 8, 2:30 – 5 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.

US Student Fulbright Program: Informational meetings for the US Student Fulbright program will be held during spring term. Deadline: Monday Sept. 30, 2013 for 2014-15 academic year abroad. All applications of students currently enrolled at Oregon State must apply through the Campus Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) LeAnn Adam. The application cycle for the 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. student program will open in May. Meetings are May 9, noon to 1 p.m; May 21, 3 to 4 p.m.; and June 3, noon to 1 p.m., all at Heckart Lodge 205. More Info: LeAnn Adam (leann.adam@oregonstate.edu) OSU Fulbright Program Adviser, and see the US Student Fulbright Web site: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

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! Student Media Presents guest speaker Brian Wheeler: Brian Wheeler is the voice of the Portland Trail Blazers. He will be speaking about his experience in radio, Wednesday, May 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in the KBVR Large TV Studio (Memorial Union East/Snell).

NEW! Department of Fisheries and Wildlife seminars: Craig McClain, Assistant Director of Science, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, NC. : The Energetic Niche: lessons from deep-sea systems. May 8, Nash 206, 4 p.m.

NEW! Psychological Science series: “Seasonal Pathways to Depressive Symptoms in Young Adult Women.”  The third talk of the School of Psychological Science spring colloquium series, given by David Kerr and Sarina Saturn. May 8, 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! Workshop on coaching: Space is still available in “You Don’t Have To Go It Alone: The essence of coaching,” a follow-up workshop presented by Paul Axtell scheduled for May 9, 8 to 10 a.m. This workshop is designed for faculty and staff who have attended “Conversational Skills” in previous years. This workshop will explore coaching as a way create more possibility for you. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=32 for workshop details and to register by May 7.

NEW! Ava Helen presentation: “Ava Helen Pauling: Wife, Mother, Gadfly, Activist”: A presentation by Mina Carson, OSU history professor. Thursday, May 9, 2013. 8 p.m. Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland.

NEW! LL Stewart Scholars Lecture-: Susan Shaw, Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will speak Mon., May 20, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. Her lecture is titled, “How to Build a School or 10 Things I Learned from Realignment”.  This LL Stewart Scholars Lecture demonstrates the accomplishments of the L.L. Stewart Faculty Scholar Program.  This event is part of Recognizing Excellence.

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.

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.

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! OSUAA Community Day of Service, May 18: Join the OSU Alumni Association in giving back to OSU’s hometown during our annual community day of service. On Saturday, May 18 from 9 to noon we will be cleaning various sites around Corvallis. Visit www.osualum.com/service for more information and registration.

NEW! PaCS Presents Merchant Expo 2013: Just a reminder that Merchant Expo is happening at LaSells Stewart Center on Thursday, May 30.  Find out 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! Get your photo taken with Benny Beaver, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NEW! Communication Tools and Techniques: A Professional Development Day hosted by PMI’s Willamette Valley Chapter in association with OSU College of Business, Business Solutions Group. May 31 from 8 a.m.  to 5 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Student PMIWV members Free; members $99; non-members $249; non-member Students $37 (for non-members price of admission includes membership). Details and Registration

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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: We got a little spoiled this weekend with blazing blue skies and high temperatures. Things will still be pleasant this week, but a little cooler and cloudier. It will be mostly sunny today with a high of 79, with a slight chance of thunderstorms tonight as the temperature drops to 49. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of thunderstorms through tomorrow, with a high of 74 and a low of 48.

Newport: Patchy fog today with a high of 57 and a low of 47.

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


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