OSU Today

Friday, May 10, 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.

OSU-Cascades opens a new sports medicine research lab in Bend (Oregonian)

No wonder the folks at Oregon State University-Cascadesdecided it was ideally situated to open a new operation aimed at the studying the successes and missteps of active lifestyles. The Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence, known as FORCE Laboratory, opens this month.

Study traces origin of cirrus clouds (R&D Magazine)

“Cirrus clouds are complicated but the important message is that dust and certain metals provide the seeds for a majority of the ice crystals that form the clouds,” says Cynthia Twohy, an Oregon State University atmospheric scientist and co-author on the study. “Other particle types—including bacteria and soot from human-produced combustion or natural sources—don’t seem to contribute much to the nuclei of cirrus crystals.

Oregon public colleges could start asking students about their sexual orientation (Statesman Journal)

Oregon State University graduate student Steven Leider told lawmakers Thursday that he’s researched lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students who are seeking funding after they were dispossessed by their parents after coming out or being outed. But during the course of his graduate research in the university’s Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies Program he realized there wasn’t much data in higher education literature about LGBTQ college students.

Teamwork at core of new Bend biomechanics lab (KTVZ)

A new biomechanics laboratory opening this month in Bend will provide cutting-edge research and intervention strategies for injuries – especially knees, ankles and hips – creating a perfect match with Central Oregon’s population of elite and recreational athletes, OSU-Cascades announced Thursday.

Tackling the high cost of child care (LIFE@OSU)

The OSU Child Care Center Program Fund dispersed its first subsidy in 1998  to assist OSU faculty and staff with a demonstrated need for assistance in paying for their child care costs.

Women’s Center celebrates Women of Achievement, student leaders (LIFE@OSU)

The 28th annual Women’s Center awards takes place today, May 10, at 3 p.m. in the MU Lounge. This year’s Women of Achievement Awardees are Pat Ingram, Julia Jones and Candy Pierson Charlton.

OSU Extension, 4-Partner for Wildlife Stewards Youth Summit (Gazette-Times)

Margaret Livesay, 4-H outreach leader with the Oregon State University Extension Service, said students begin to learn about wildlife and participate in outdoor learning in the six weeks leading up to the summit, where the posters demonstrate what they’ve learned for judges.

Suspicious package found not dangerous at Forest Service Building (Barometer)

Oregon State Police investigated a suspicious package that was found in the Siuslaw National Forest Headquarters on the west side of the Oregon State University campus at 3200 SW Jefferson Way on Thursday afternoon. The package was determined to be a laptop and not dangerous.


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.

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.

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.

“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/


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.

NEW! Korean Night: Join the Korean Students Association this Sunday, May 12 for rice cakes and a variety of traditional and modern performances featuring drums, dancing, and music! Korean Night is in Milam Auditorium at 4 p.m. Contact sksaosu@gmail.com for more information or requests for accommodations related to ability.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Fantasy & Religion: The Religious Studies group will be hosting a casual discussion about religious themes in fantasy literature for OSU students and faculty.   The conversation will include the Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, Hunger Games, etc.  Milam Hall, Room 301, Mon. May 13, 4 p.m.

NEW! Engineering Expo: The 14th annual Engineering Expo, featuring student projects that range from across all engineeringdisciplines, will be held Friday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelley Engineering Center. The senior design showcase with more than 150 student-built projects is combined with a “Robo*Palooza,” and the event is free and open to the public.

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.

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.

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.

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

Lectures and webinars

NEW! “The Ecology of Plastic Marine Debris: Life in the ‘Plastisphere’:” A talk by Erik Zettler from Sea Education Association and Woods Hole, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, May 13. The free, public event will be held in Burt Hall, room 193.

NEW! Julie Green lecture: “The Last Supper,” a lecture by Oregon State University art faculty Julie Green, will be held on Monday, May 13, at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Ave. Green will discuss her ongoing art project to paint last meal requests of death row inmates.

NEW! “Why Does J.K. Rowling Quote The Bible?:” A talk by Martin Kavka of Florida State University, will argue that J.K. Rowling offers her readers a more worldly and life-affirming sort of Christianity than previous British fantasy literature had provided. The free, public event will be held at the International Living Learning Center, room 155, on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m.

NEW! “Letting God In To The Public Sphere: On The Dangers Of ‘Covenant Theology’ In Judaism:” A talk by Martin Kavka of Florida State University, will be held Tuesday, May 14 at noon in Milam Hall, room 301. Kavka will show that the Jewish tradition contains strands in its sacred writings that show a way past contemporary battles about the proper place of religion in public.

NEW! STEM seminar:  Laboratory Learning is an iconic component of secondary and collegiate level science courses, but practice and instruction in this arena are changing. One of the most dramatic transitions in laboratory instruction is the use of distance delivery (a.k.a. e-learning) approaches which present unique challenges and require innovation to match and potentially exceed learning outcomes of a bricks and mortar lab with the added benefit of improving accessibility of science education. May 14, 4 to 5 p.m., Kidder 202 and live streaming at http://live.oregonstate.edu. More info at http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/events

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Reminder: Faculty Senate committees: Submission of Committee Interest Forms are due Monday, May 13 at Noon. The form is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/committees/forms/cif/2013/. If you wish to resign from current committee membership, please either contact your committee chair or e-mail vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu and include your name, the name of the committee from which you wish to resign and your date of resignation. Faculty whose Faculty Senate committee/council terms extend beyond June 30, and are either retiring at the end of spring term or whose 1039-hour appointments end spring term, are no longer eligible to continue serving. If you are not filling a specified emeritus/retired position on the committee/council on which you serve, or if you are unsure, please email vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu so a determination may be made and/or a replacement identified.

NEW! New children’s health center: OSU is considering pursuing an NIEHS/EPA funded Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Center. The proposed focus is “Interactions between dietary factors and environmental stresses in modulating disease susceptibilities”. The scope of studies will ideally range from mechanistic, model-based systems through population-based studies. Interested persons should write one paragraph that briefly describes i) chemical exposures of interest, ii) children’s health outcome of interest and iii) your area of expertise. Submit to Emily Ho emily.ho@oregonstate.edu by May 29, 9 a.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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: Happy Mother’s Day weekend. Today will be beautiful with a high of 85, and a low tonight of 51. Tomorrow will be sunny with a high of 81. Sunday rain is likely with a high of 72. 

Central Oregon: Slight chance of thunderstorms with a high of 85. Same tomorrow, with a high of 80, and rain possible Sunday.

Newport: Mostly cloudy today with a high of 62. Patchy fog tomorrow and rain on Sunday. Highs in the low 60s.

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


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