OSU Today

Monday, May 20, 2013

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Oregon family’s sawmill fails as logs, way of life, dwindle (Seattle Times)

“There is no silver bullet,” said Bruce Webber, who directs the Center for Rural Studies at Oregon State University. “It sort of happens job by job and idea by idea. That is how change happens.” (see also San Francisco ChronicleStatesman Journal, ABC News)

Powwow teaches traditions (Gazette-Times)

The second and last day of Oregon State University’s 37th annual Klatowa Eena Powwow began on a solemn note, but there was plenty of fun to be had through traditional and competitive dance performances, drum circles, vendors and a hoop dancer exhibition.

Parenting education the foundation of healthy families (Register-Guard)

“Of all the things that influence a child’s growth and development, the most critical is reliable, responsive and sensitive parenting,” says Denise Rennekamp, parenting education program coordinator in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

Portlanders add bee crisis to honey-do list (KOIN)

Scientists at the Oregon State University Honey Bee Lab have been focusing on two factors in particular. They’re studying the impact of a honeybee pest called the invasive varroa mite, as well as poisoning by pesticides applied to crops or to hives to control insects, mites and other pests.

Making students feel at home (Gazette-Times)

 After 40 years of meeting in a prefab Quonset hut, Oregon State University’s Native American Student Association has a new home it can really be proud of.

Speaking up for science (e! Science News)

In a visit to Harvard Thursday, Jane Lubchenco described four difficult years in Washington as administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Lubchenco recently left NOAA to return to the faculty at Oregon State University.

New lab to give scientists underwater access (Columbian)

Oregon State University will help build the lab and set up land components at Pacific City, Ore. Rutgers University, the University of Maine and the Raytheon company are working on education and public engagement. (see also Spokesman-Review)

 Turning the peach can on its head (Business Journal)

Oregon State University study concludes California cling peaches are nutritionally on par with fresh.

‘Breaking Chains’ review (Oregonian)

Rich with historical fact, fascinating characters, and often shocking personal narratives, “Breaking Chains” is an excellent telling of Oregon’s convoluted flirtation with “our peculiar institution.”  By R. Gregory Nokes  with Oregon State University Press.

Food and disease prevention topic of OSU event (Statesman Journal)

Food and disease prevention will be the topic of an event co-sponsored by Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute and its Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health.

Sherman Experiment Station holds field day (The Dalles Chronicle)

Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service are co-hosting this field day for the agricultural community. Anyone with an interest in agriculture is encouraged to attend.

Tektronix Foundation donates to advanced engineering programs at OSU (Sacramento Bee)

Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced that the Tektronix Foundation has made a sizeable donation totaling $75,000 to fund three advanced laboratory and engineering programs at Oregon State University. This most recent gift continues the decades-long partnership between Tektronix and OSU.

S. Oregon rabies case prompts pet shots reminder (KTVZ)

Oregon health officials are reporting that a bat found dead inside a residence in Medford on Sunday tested positive for rabies, according to Oregon State University’s Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory in Corvallis.


Research Development Director Candidate Open Campus Forum:  Janet Nelson, Monday, May 20, 11 a.m., LPSC 402.

LL Stewart Scholars LectureSusan Shaw, Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will speak today from 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.

Nurturing on the coast: “Cultivating a Community-wide Culture of Nurturing along the Southern Oregon Coast,” a free, public talk by Stephen Bavolek of the Family Nurturing Centers, International, will be held at noon on Monday, May 20, in the Hallie Ford Center, room 115, on the OSU campus. The talk is part of Oregon Parenting Education Week: http://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/oregon-parenting-education-week

2nd Annual Open Forums on Graduate Education at OSU: Current graduate students are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Open Forums on Graduate Education at OSU project. Two ways to provide feedback, concerns and ideas: 1) Online Survey: www.tinyurl.com/OSUgraduateforum or 2) In-person Forum: Monday, May 20 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in MU 109. Light refreshments and door prizes provided.

How to Create a Successful Hybrid Course: Effective Practices and Support – The Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty to attend this workshop to learn effective practices for hybrid (“blended”) course design and delivery, and to find out how to receive instructional design support and funding from the OSU Center for Teaching and Learning to develop a hybrid course.  Monday, May 20, 3 to 4 p.m., in Milam 215.  For information and registration:   http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/83301/

Chinese graffiti: “Elegant Graffiti: Art of Public Writing in Traditional China,” a Center for the Humanities talk by Lei Xue, associate professor of art at Oregon State University, will be held Monday, May 20, at 4 p.m. Xue traces the origin of elegant Chinese graffiti and will discuss their significance in visual/literary culture. The free, public talk will take place at the Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Ave.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Divine Nine Greek Week: Cook Out Kick Off: May 22, noon to 3 p.m., MU Quad. In collaboration with the Black Student Union, Black Cultural Center, Center for Fraternity and Sorority life and a host of other organizations we are bringing a taste of the Divine Nine Fraternity and Sorority traditions to OSU. Free Food, strolling and knowledge. Contact: divine9.oregonstate@gmail.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/638257842855322/

NEW! Recreational Sports Willi Unsoeld Celebration Wednesday, May 22: From 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Adventure Leadership Institute Lounge (Dixon East Entry), Recreational Sports will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of OSU alumnus, Willi Unsoeld, and his historic ascent of Mount Everest. Drop in and see how the spirit of Unsoeld lives on at the OSU Adventure Leadership Institute.

NEW! OSUsed Store May Dot Sale: Come by our public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St where all dotted merchandise will be 75 percent off, and white tag items (housewares) will all be 50 percent off. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

NEW! Come to Dancing with the OSU Stars: Come see “Stars” from your Oregon State campus compete for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. Check it out on May 30, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. Admission costs $5 for OSU students and $8 for general admission. For complete event details (including a list of stars and ticket information) visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/489520944446855/?fref=ts

NEW! Retirement Reception for Barbara Cusimano and Ann Asbell:  The School of Biological and Population Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences will celebrate the careers of Barbara Cusimano and Ann Asbell.  The reception will be held in the Women’s Building Lobby from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7.  Remarks will start at 3:30.

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence: OSU Undergrads will be presenting the projects they’ve created, the research they’ve conducted, and the things they’ve invented in the MU Quad on Tues, May 21 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Come see their creative accomplishments!   This event is part of Recognizing Excellence.

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.

RecSports Functional Tour: Join us for a 45-minute functional tour of RecSports facilities & services Tuesday, May 21 at 12:10 p.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.

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 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/

Divine Nine Greek Week: D9 Sorting Party: May 21, 5:30-7 p.m., OSU Native American Longhouse. Looking for a way to give back and have fun? Please join the Divine Nine in collecting and sorting toiletries for Community Outreach, Inc. We ask that each participant bring travel sized toiletries to donate. For more information: divine9.oregonstate@gmail.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OsuDivine9

Alternative Spring Break Reunion/Celebration: Join us and invite other staff, students or faculty who want to learn about the AB program or possibly participate in a future trip! Hear from 30 trip participants from 3 separate trips! Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m., MU 109A. http://oregonstate.edu/cce/alternative-break-spring-break-report-out-2013

Mahler symphony: The Fifth Symphony by Gustav Mahler will be featured in the final concert of the season by the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra on May 21 at 8 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center.  Tickets are $18, $25, and $30 in advance, available online at cosusymphony.org. Free to OSU students. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $20, $27 and $32. For information: cosusymphony.org

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Disability Studies Conversation Series: Research at OSU, May 21, 10 to 11 a.m., Women’s Center. Please join us for the third of four conversations focused on disability and disability studies. Tuesday’s topic will focus on the relationship between sense of disability identity, self-esteem, and well-being.  “Disability Identity and Well-Being,” Kathleen Bogart, Psychological Sciences. For more information, contact Michelle Bothwell: bothwell@engr.orst.edu

NEW! Parent education: “Supporting Children’s First Teachers: Promoting School Readiness Through Parent Education,” a free, public talk by Katherine Pears with the Oregon Social Learning Center, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Hallie Ford Center, room 115, on the OSU campus. The talk is part of Oregon Parenting Education Week: http://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/oregon-parenting-education-week

NEW! MBA Info Session: With new tracks available (Global Operations, Marketing and Wealth Management) and a new online/in-person degree, there are more options than the the Commercialization, Clean Technology and Research tracks, that will also continue to be offered. Find out more: Tuesday, May 21 from 6-7 p.m. in Bexell Hall – Room 207, hosted by the College of Business Graduate Programs.

NEW! Africa Initiative – Climate-Smart Agroforestry in Ethiopia and Kenya.  Join the next  Africa Initiative meeting, Wednesday, May 22, noon to 1 pm. in Heckart Lodge where College of Forestry’s Dr. 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.

NEW! Department of Fisheries and Wildlife seminars: Keith Aubry, USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Olympia, WA: The Wolverine in Washington: Extirpation, Recolonization, and Current Status. May 22, Nash 206, 4 p.m.

NEW! Psychological Science series: “Uncertainty about the Causes of Health-Related Events.”  The fourth talk of the School of Psychological Science spring colloquium series, given by John Edwards. May 22, 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! LinkedIn’s Higher Education Leader: John Hill, LinkedIn higher education evangelist, is leading an exclusive session with advisors and staff to share best practices and strategies on how you can advise students to utilize LinkedIn to brand and market themselves online, network with alumni and professionals in their field, and leverage their brand and network in the job and internship search.  Thursday, May 23, 11 a.m. to noon, CORD 2113 (Limited seating/room capacity 77). Students are invited to a separate LinkedIn session on May 22 from 6-7 p.m. – ILLC 155

NEW! RecSports Wellness Workshop: Relaxation; participate in a 50 minute muscle relaxation exercise and guided imagery session. Thursday May 23, 13 from noon to 1 p.m. or 5 to 6 p.m.; Dixon Lower Classroom.  Free to OSU community. Register here!

Distinguished Professor Lecture: Joseph Beckman, Distinguished Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics will speak Tues., May 21, 9 a.m. in the MU Journey Room. His lecture is titled, The Linus Pauling Institute and the Environmental Health Sciences Center:  Why study ALS at OSU?” The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest designation and academic honor that OSU bestows on faculty.  This event is part of Recognizing Excellence.

Climate Club Sandwich Lunch: Conversations Across Disciplines series will focus on how other disciplines study climate change, present the latest findings in climate change research and scholarship, and provide an opportunity to meet colleagues interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.  This session will feature Jacob Darwin Hamblin , Jeff Bethel, and  Dominique Bachelet .   May 22, noon to 1 p.m., StrandAg 348. RSVP’s appreciated: 541-737-5705

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.

Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Harold Zahl of OSU will speak on “Reconstructing and Modeling Tree Invasion of Subalpine Meadows in the Oregon Cascades,” May 21, 2 to 2:50 p.m., ALS 4000.

AAUP End-Of-The-Year Meeting:  All Students, Staff and Faculty (tenured and non-tenured, adjunct, professional, and research) are invited to the OSU chapter of the AAUP informational meeting. Come hear what OSU-AAUP has been doing across campus and statewide.  Invited speakers include Professor Michael Dreiling, who will share the story of why the University of Oregon faculty decided to organize a union.  Tuesday, May 21, MU Room 208, 4:30-6 p.m.

Conflict Management Basics: May 29, noon to 1:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom, Valley Library. In this brown bag session presented by the University Ombuds Office, participants will learn the basic skills needed to manage day-to-day conflicts and address difficult dialogues. Attendees will learn conflict concepts and theory, active listening skills, managing anger, and a collaborative model for identifying options and solutions. Please sign up early by sending an email to d.sheffold@oregonstate.edu

Spring Colloquium: OSU’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing will host a Spring Colloquium on June 3, in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. This Colloquium will highlight the computational toxicology and genomic research being done on campus with the goal of developing new collaborations. Attendance is free.  There will be a poster session open to students, postdoc and research staff/faculty with cash prizes! Learn more about the Colloquium and register online at http://springconference.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/Program

News for Employees

NEW! U-Fit Faculty/Staff Series with Rec Sports: Join Rec Sports this summer for a faculty/staff beginners exercise program. U-Fit is for individuals who want to build skills and confidence to become regularly physically active. Learn more here!

NEW! PaCS Presents Merchant Expo 2013:  There is still time to sign up to attend the Merchant Expo at LaSells Stewart Center on Thursday, May 30th!  Find out additional information and register online to attend at http://pacs.oregonstate.edu/merchantexpo/. Registrations received by May 23 will have a chance to win a $50 Fred Meyer gift card. Get your photo taken with Benny Beaver, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Requests for Service of Alcohol at University Events: Risk Management Reminder: Patrick Hughes, Chief Risk Officer at OSU, reminds the campus community that all events where alcohol is served must be registered through the Office of Risk Management. Request must be submitted using the online registration form: http://risk.oregonstate.edu/alcohol-service. Requests must be submitted at least 21 days prior to the event date.

Day of Caring Service Projects: Friday May 31 Students, staff, and faculty and their children/partners/family members are invited to participate! 10 different service projects are available. Check in will occur between 1 and 1:15 p.m., at Dixon Lower Courts. Projects will run from 2 to 4:30 p.m., May 31. Transportation will be provided. Projects are a collaboration between United Way, HandsOn Willamette, and the Center for Civic Engagement. Pre-registration is required: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-2013-service-projects.

OSU Adopts Eduroam for Roaming Wireless: Information Services is pleased to announce that OSU has joined eduroam, a federated roaming access service for the academic community that enables mobility and collaboration. In plainer terms, eduroam is like a large, worldwide wireless hotspot for higher education. Learn how the OSU community and our peers visiting OSU can use eduroam at oregonstate.edu/is/osu-adopts-eduroam-roaming-wireless.

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 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.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Polk County office of OSU Extension Service at Oregon State University (OSU). This position is located in Dallas. Posting #0010652. Closes May 21.

Receptionist – Radiation Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 1 position. Position will be filled utilizing the OS1 pool applicants. Posting #0010378. Closes May 21.

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.

Oregon State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a Full time Animal Attendant for employment in the Large Animal Hospital.  The hospital is part of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary.  Posting #0010604.  Closes May 24.

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. Extend to May 24.

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. Extended to May 24.

Office Specialist II, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, F/T, starting at $2170/month plus benefits. Major duties include website management, event planning, and newsletter & publication preparation. Posting # 010684. Closes May 24.

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.

Office Specialist 2 – full-time position for the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Posting #0010684. Closes May 25.

Accountant 1, Arts and Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University.  F/T, starting at $3048/monthly + benefits.  Posting # 0010681.   Closing Date: May 26.

The Marion County Extension Services are accepting applications for one part-time, intermittent (approximately 4 hours per week as needed) Office Specialist 1 position. This position will be located in Salem, Oregon. Posting # 0010691. Closes May 27.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part time (approximately 18 hours per week) appointment as an Education Program Assistant 2 for the Oregon Open Campus Program in Crook County at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 2 years from the appointment begin date. This position will be located in Prineville, Oregon. Posting # 0010695. Closes May 27.

The Extension Morrow County Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term 4-H Program Coordinator position.  Reappointment is at the discretion of the 4-H/FCH Program Leader and the Columbia Plateau Regional Administrator.  This position is located in Heppner, Oregon. Posting #0010666. Closes May 27.

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.

E-Campus Instructor.  Department of Zoology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, E-campus instructor.  Posting # 0010647. Closes June 1.

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.

Professional and Non-Credit Education (PNE) is accepting applications for one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 1. Posting # 0010697. Closes June 2.

Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),  12-month, fixed-term Print/Interactive Design Manager position. Posting # 0010693. Closes June 2.

Quality Assurance Program Manager – Business Affairs invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, Quality Assurance Program Manager position. Posting #0010670. Closes June 3.

The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences is seeking an Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 12-month, professorial faculty position in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University. This position will serve Malheur County. Malheur County is located in the southeastern portion of Oregon and almost 10,000 square miles of primarily rangeland. This position is 0.75 FTE tenure-track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed-term funding. Posting #0010665. Closes June 10.

Oregon State University Extension Service – Marion County is looking for an AmeriCorps member to recruit and train college students as mentors to youth grades 7 through 12. The Mentor Development & Youth Retention Project Coordinator would work in Salem. For more information: Dan Hoynacki,  503-551-3455, Dan.hoynacki@oregonstate.edu.

The Department of Pre-College Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Coordinator position. Posting #0010678. Closes June 14. Full consideration date is May 31.


Corvallis: If you’re feeling the need for some outdoor cooking, today’s the day. It will be sunny with a high of 79 and a low of 47. The rest of the week looks pretty rainy.

Central Oregon: Sunny and 71 today with a low tonight of 41, but we could see some snow by midweek.

Newport: Sunny today with a high of 60 and a low tonight of 47. Rain expected by tonight.

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


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