OSU Today

Thursday, May 9, 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.

Limits of American Power: A Historical Perspective (Huffington Post)

A piece by OSU’s Christopher McKnight Nichols on when, where, why, and how American power should be used.

Hello, Dalai! (Eugene Weekly)

James Blumenthal, who teaches Buddhism at Maitripa College and Oregon State University, says it’s not that big of a surprise that the Red Hot Chili Peppers would offer to come and play for the Dalai Lama — they’ve been supportive of the Tibetan cause, of the Dalai Lama himself and of the need to work to protect and preserve our environment, which is the theme of the Dalai Lama’s Portland trip.

Intel makes Doug Fisher new software chief (Oregonian)

Fisher, the new software manager, is a graduate of Oregon State University and Stanford University.

Oregon college students to take part in study abroad program to Cuba (KLCC)

The Oregon University System is sponsoring its first official study abroad program in Cuba. The relaxing of regulations for academics entering Cuba has made the trip a bit easier to plan. To get prepared, students from Oregon State, Portland State and the University of Oregon are taking a spring class together to learn about Cuban history, politics and culture. Michele Justice is the Associate Director for the Oregon University System International Program.

OSU shows off its ag side (Gazette-Times)

Logan Carleton and Ray Rohrbacker were strolling through the quad at Oregon State University on Tuesday afternoon when the Forestry Club timber sports display caught their eye.

Tall tale but true: Six fish survive two-year Pacific drift in bucket (Sail World)

John Chapman, who specializes in aquatic biological invasions at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, came up with the likely theory. ‘Certainly they weren’t trapped in the bait box the whole time,’ he said. ‘More likely, the small, dinghy-like boat was partially submerged for most of the voyage, and the fish swam in and out of the box for shelter.

Mulling the microbe (Eugene Weekly)

“The domestication of yeast was an unknown process to the ancient winemakers,” says Alan Bakalinsky, an associate professor in Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University. “They didn’t know yeast was required for making wine, but they knew that when these grapes were harvested and broken open, this transformation would occur.”

Trapping the spotted wing drosophila (Good Fruit Grower)

Oregon State University entomologist Dr. Peter Shearer, speaking to growers at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, said the favored trap has been a clear plastic deli-cup, with a cover, filled about halfway with apple cider vinegar and water, with a bit of soap added to make sure the surface tension is broken and the insect sinks.

Clackamas County engAGE in Community program wins award from Oregon State University (OregonLive)

Clackamas County’s engAGE in Community, a community-campus partnership for health aimed at creating “age-friendly” Clackamas County, was awarded the Jean M. Priester Award from Oregon State University.

Water woes delay growing season (Herald and News)

“Everybody is worried about the water situation, whether there will be enough water for the whole season,” said Richard Roseberg, research agronomist at the Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center. “I know people have been delaying things as long as they could. We’re to the point now where everyone has been out.”

Faculty, staff and student honors (LIFE@OSU)

OSURA scholarships, research awards and more.

OSU celebrates Barley Days (Corvallis Advocate)

On Friday, May 17, Oregon State University invites the community to the fifth annual Barley Days to celebrate and learn about one of the world’s oldest grains.


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.

OSU Horticulture Club plant sale: May 8-10, noon to 5 p.m., The East Greenhouses. Fuchsias $15 and geraniums $5 or five for $20.

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/

In hot water: At the May 9 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Adam Schultz of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences will discuss what electromagnetic currents in the Earth’s crust tell us about continental collisions and volcanoes. 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.

Provost’s CORE Initiative: A presentation about the future of business intelligence and reporting at OSU takes place May 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Room 111. This will be an introduction to the OSU Community on the Cooperative Open Reporting Environment (CORE) initiative. CORE is a collaborative project, with development focusing on the needs of the user community and the use of best practices in analytics and business intelligence.

Faculty senate meeting (New location): The May 9 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2013/0509/. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. in 102 Furman Hall (formerly Education Hall). Action items include two Category I proposals and a vote to determine when to close eSET responses; scheduled reports include a proposed student bereavement policy, graduate issues, First-Year Experience Initiative, INTO OSU, and Strategic Plan 3.0. A special report from President Ed Ray pertains to state level governance issues. For those unable to attend the meeting, it will be webcast from http://live.oregonstate.edu/ beginning at 3 p.m.

Native American storyteller: Noted Native American author and storyteller Joseph Bruchac will perform in Corvallis on Thursday, May 9, and then give a talk the following day at Oregon State University’s new Native American Longhouse. Both events are free and open to the public. Bruchac will perform “Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Music,” on May 9 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. His talk at the longhouse on Friday, May 10, “Seeing Nature through a Native American Language,” begins at 3 p.m.

Crossroads Within: Performances at the Intersections of Identity An exploration of intersections of identity and the role they play in  our lives through multimedia performance and art. May 9, 7 to 9 p.m., in the Native American Longhouse. Part of Pride Week.

Game Night: Come to the Pride Center for a night of fun, games, and food! May 9, 7 to 10 p.m., in the Pride Center.

“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/

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

Queer Camp Out: Sleepover in the Quad! Bring your tents, jammies, games, snacks, and friends to have fun and camp out. Begins at 10 p.m. May 9, ends Friday morning in the MU Quad.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Corvallis Science Pub: Chris Petersen of the Valley Library and Steve Lawson of the Linus Pauling Institute on the Pauling legacy and current research. May 13, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis.

NEW! Publication party: Join Judy Li and Peg Herring for an evening of discovery as we celebrate the publication of  Ellie’s Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fella new book for children published by OSU Press.  May 13, 7 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe. The forest and animals in the book are based on those found at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, where stream ecologist Judy Li has conducted much research.

NEW! Healthy Masculinity Conference 2013: Critically acclaimed slam poet and performer Carlos Andrés Gómez, will provide the keynote May 16 at 6 p.m. in the MU for OSU’s two day “Healthy Masculinity Conference 2013” May 16-17 in the MU. Join Carlos and other OSU members in “Exploring Masculinities,” and discovering how healthy masculinity can improve our lives. Register for free here to be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of Carlos’ book.

Drag Race: If you need a last minute chance to get tickets for the Drag Show, come compete in an obstacle course while navigating getting into drag!  Noon to 1:30 p.m., May 10, in the MU Quad.

Science International:  Universalism and National Interest in the Industrial Age: Robert Fox, an emeritus in the History of Science from Oxford University will present “The Legacy of a Fractured World” – Friday, May 10 at noon in the MU Journey Room.

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

Visiting Writer event: Antonya Nelson and Robert Boswell will read from their work on Friday, May 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library at Oregon State University. A book signing will follow. The event is part of the OSU School of Writing, Literature, and Film’s Visiting Writers Series.

PCOSW general meeting: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) welcomes all to a general meeting on Friday, May 10 at noon in Women’s Center. As a direct link to President Ray, PCOSW actively helps women on campus to succeed, creates awareness of women’s issues, and investigates and advocates against sexism and institutional sexism. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/pcosw/home

Carmen Steggell’s retirement reception: The School of Design and Human Environment in the College of Business will celebrate the career and retirement of Dr. Carmen D. Steggell. The reception will be held in the Hawthorne Suite, room 119 of Milam Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Remarks will start at 3:30 p.m.

OSU Walking Tour, Mothers’ Day: 2 p.m., May 12. Meet east side of Benton Hall, 14th St near Monroe. Tour limited to 20 persons; for reservations (541) 737-0540. OSU is Corvallis’ newest historic district with more than 80 contributing structures and the only Oregon Campus listed in the National Register of Historic Places. OSU Archivist Larry Landis will share the history of campus structures, and early Olmsted and Taylor campus plans, quads, and view sheds.

Faculty Staff Fitness 4th annual TRY-Athlon: Run, walk or swim on your college tag team. Just pass the baton.  25 yards in the Langton Pool, 40 yards walking or 50 yards running, both at Reser Stadium. May 17, noon to 1:30.  To form a team, call 7-3222 or 7-6786.  Forms for registration can be found at: http://health.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff-fitness

Weight Watchers Information:  A 13 week session of WW begins May 28. WW Open House meetings will be held on May 21 at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm at Student Health Services room 322.  The next 13-week session begins May 28. Complete a Health Risk Assessment on the PEBB website (required). Next, call the WW/Pebb number 866-454-2144 and ask for a confirmation code.  Present that confirmation code at the first meeting of the 13 week session.  For more information, call 541-737-3106.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Research Development Director Candidate Open Forum:  Robert Eisler, Friday, May 10, 9 a.m., LPSC 402

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

Exercise talk: Stasi Kasianchuk will speak on “Initiating and Sticking to an Exercise Program,” May 10, noon to 12:50 p.m., Langton Hall 127. Come learn simple ways to increase physical activity and exercise in your day and the resources at OSU that are here to support these healthy habits.

 Distinguished Professor Lecture: Thomas Dietterich, Distinguished Professor, Computer Science will speak Tues., May 21, 2 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. His lecture is titled, Computer Science, Machine Learning, and the Pursuit of Knowledge”. The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest designation and academic honor that OSU bestows on faculty.  This event is part of Recognizing Excellence.

Africa Initiative – Climate-Smart Agroforestry in Ethiopia and Kenya:  Join the next  Africa Initiative meeting, Wednesday, May 22, noon to 1 p.m. in Heckart Lodge where College of Forestry’s Badege Bishaw will present a recently completed synthesis paper carried out in partnership with the World Agroforestry Center.  All are welcome.  If you would like to receive future email announcements to Africa Initiative activities and events, please be sure to subscribe to our new listserv.

News for Employees

NEW! Extended DeadlineFaculty Funding Opportunity:  Apply by May 28.  Funding from the Center for Teaching and Learning of $2,000 per course is available to faculty to participate in a faculty learning community in Fall 2013 and redesign an existing on-campus course in hybrid format with both online and classroom components.  Download request for proposals at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/grants.

NEW! Fixed Term Faculty Survey: We are seeking input from non-administrative faculty members who are unclassified and not on a tenure-track. This includes instructors, research faculty, and professional faculty. Results will provide important information regarding the general climate and working conditions for non-tenure track faculty at OSU. Eligible faculty members should receive an e-mail linking to the confidential survey this week. This survey is sponsored by the Faculty Status Committee of the Faculty Senate and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). For more information email lcramer@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2013-14. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the University. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission Deadline: May 13.

NEW! Get There! Corvallis 2013: No matter how you get to campus, and beyond, sign up at www.DriveLessConnect.com so you can win prizes! May 4-17, the City of Corvallis and Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments are giving away dozens of gift cards to local favorites like American Dream Pizza, McMenamins, Squirrel’s Tavern, and more, plus a bike, an iPad, and an overnight Coast trip! Track just one trip to be eligible for gift cards, and five to be eligible for grand prizes. Contact: Gregory Wilson, Gregory.Wilson@corvallisoregon.com

Call for 2013 Commencement Volunteers: Over 50 volunteers are needed to serve as information specialists and assist guests during this year’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 15 at Reser Stadium. Commencement volunteers play an important service and public relations role. Sign up online at https://conferences.bus.oregonstate.edu/Conference/commencement-volunteer/registration Additional information can be found online at http://oregonstate.edu/events/commencement/volunteers

2013 Commencement Human Interest Stories: In an attempt to personalize the Commencement Ceremony, President Ray has requested that we include 3-4 human interest stories of personal achievement of our graduating students in his Commencement address. There are many untold stories of personal achievement and great accomplishments of our students. Please submit these stories no later than Monday, May 13, to Kavinda Arthenayake at Kavinda@oregonstate.edu

RecSports Half Term Memberships: Purchase your Half-Term RecSports Memberships beginning Monday, May 13! Memberships are valid through June 28. A Half-Term Membership costs only $41 for Faculty, Staff, Domestic Partners, Spouses and Dependents and $34 for Student Affiliates/Dependents. Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information. 

Synergies newsletter: Learn what’s going on in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences by reading its latest edition of the monthly Synergies e-newsletter. This month’s features include a video highlighting Public Health Assistant Professor Molly Kile’s research studying health effects of arsenic exposure in contaminated water in Bangladesh, the LIFE Registry – what it is and who it benefits, a video highlighting National Public Health Week events and features on Nutrition and Public Health Associate Professor Norm Hord and Hallie Ford Administrative Assistant Patty Jackson. http://bit.ly/10gpplR

Calling all Volunteers: The Native American Student Association will be hosting their 37th Annual Klatowa Eena Powwow “Honoring Native Youth”, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 and need your help. The Native American Student Association will also be holding a 5k Fun Run the morning of May 18 and will need volunteers from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information stop by MU 103 or contact Nadia Alradhi at alradhin@onid.orst.edu

Next Generation Learning Technologies: A new task force has been charged with exploring a wide range of innovative tools that can more effectively assist faculty in the classroom instruction. The task force will make recommendations for innovative instructional technologies for Oregon State University that enable faculty to accomplish their teaching and learning goals. Information and updates can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/itsc/initiatives-projects/nglt-taskforce

 Poles and Pedometers: Come joint Poles and Pedometers and set your goals for 5 weeks include Weight Training 101 or Pilates for a well-rounded fitness program. $25 for 2days/wk or $35 for 3 days/wk mix up the classes for more cross training experience. M/W 5:15-6:15 Poles and Pedometers, outside of Langton 013. T/Th 11:15-12:00 Poles and Pedometers, outside of Langton 013. T/Th 5:15-6:15 Pilates, Women’s Building 118. F 12-12:50 Weight Training 101, Langton 06. Sign up in Langton 123.

Fall 2013 On-campus Housing Move-In:  This coming Fall 2013 move-in for the residence halls and co-operative houses will take place on Tuesday Sept. 24 and Wednesday Sept. 25. Much of campus will experience some impact including limited parking, street closures, and other delays. A taskforce is meeting monthly to evaluate these impacts and help reduce disruption to campus activities at those times. To see the Housing Move In schedule please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/move-in-guide.  Questions: Brian.Stroup@oregonstate.edu

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.

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.

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

Traffic and Maintenance

Parking lots near Goss: Oregon State University will no longer cover the cost of repairs for damages caused to vehicles parked in the faculty/staff and student lots near Student Legacy Park, Goss Stadium, the Softball Complex, or Patrick Wayne Valley Stadium.  As a result, damage caused by fly/foul balls should be reported to private insurance carriers beginning June 1, 2013.  Signs identifying these parking areas as “park at your own risk” lots will be installed in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy change, please contact the Office of Risk Management at (541) 737-7252.


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

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.

The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center is recruiting to fill one full-time, 12-month, classified Accountant 1 position.  Apply to posting #0010651.  Closes  May 27.

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: Beautiful weather continues, with bees buzzing in the flowers and bird song filling the air. Mostly sunny today with a high of 80. Low tonight of 48.

Central Oregon: A chance of thundersorms with a high of 81 and a low of 44.

Newport: Mostly cloudy with a high of 60 and a low of 50.

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


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