OSU Today

Friday, May 31, 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.

Drosophila pressure up this year, scientists warn (Capital Press)

Populations were high last season and more flies likely made it through a mild winter, said Vaughn Walton, an Oregon State University Extension entomologist in Corvallis. Early blueberries and cane berries may be more susceptible this season, he said.

Oregon wolf dies of parvovirus (Spokesman-Review)

The first case of parvovirus in Oregon wolves has been documented by the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. (see also Statesman Journal)

Service vs serve-us: What will your legacy be? (Tomorrow’s Professor blog)

A piece by OSU’s Brad Cardinal.

Bill Austin, former Giant who coached under Lombardi, dies at 84 (Bloomberg)

William Lee Austin was born Oct. 18, 1928, in San Pedro, California. He grew up in Oregon and played football at Oregon State University before being drafted in the 13th round by the Giants in 1949.

GMO wheat found in Oregon field. How did it get there? (NPR)

The farmer sent samples of these curious plants to Carol Mallory-Smith, a scientist at Oregon State University who has investigated other cases in which genetically engineered crops spread beyond their approved boundaries.

OSU event sidesteps GMO protest (Gazette-Times)

A planned protest at an Oregon State University event where a top official from Monsanto was an invited speaker did not come off as planned Thursday.

Paterno family sues NCAA to reverse Sandusky sanctions (NPR)

(Penn State) says it isn’t part of the lawsuit, which targets the NCAA and its president, Mark Emmert, and Edward Ray, who was the chairman of the executive committee when the sweeping penalties were handed down.

The So(u)l of hip-hop (Entertainer)

The Seattle-based artist performs in a hip-hop-heavy lineup for Saturday’s Flat Tail Music Festival on the OSU campus in Corvallis.

OSU Spring One Act Festivals (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University Theatre presents its annual Spring One Act Festival, performed at 7:30 p.m. June 5, 6, 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. June 9, in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre, OSU campus, Corvallis.


STEM candidates: The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning Invites the campus community to attend one of the open forums to meet candidates for Center Director May 29, 30, and 31. If you are interested in collaborating in the STEM learning arena join us!  Information about candidates and forums is available at http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/director-candidates.

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

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 31, 10-10:50 a.m. Do drop in: http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/tac  (Enter as a guest.)

Brown-bag Session: Professional Faculty Issues, May 31. The Faculty Senate is hosting a brown-bag listening session to hear concerns from professional faculty. Because these colleagues are major constituents of the Faculty Senate, the Executive Committee needs to understand their unique issues in order to better advocate on their behalf. You are invited to participate in the May 31 session from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in 202 Kidder Hall.

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. Fri. May 31, noon to 12:50 p.m, Waldo 320B.  Register here:  http://is.gd/RssEZB

Speech Communication Colloquium: Robert Iltis will present his research “Kultur-al Alienation: A Study in Propaganda,” on Friday, May 31, from 4 – 5 p.m. in Shepard Hall 101. This research examines how the appropriation and recreation of German rhetoric regarding Kultur was an essential component of British, French, and American propaganda during World War I.

Free health coaching session: Are you interested in improving your  overall health, wellness, and nutrition?  Dedra Demaree (OSU faculty and health coach), Bob Kerr (OSU staff and health coach) and Heidi  Neuffer (certified health coach) invite you to join us from 4-5 p.m. on  Friday, May 31 in Weniger 212 for a free session.  The session will focus on weight loss help, specifically the power of creating structural tension and setting ‘SMART’ goals for healthy habits.  The session is sponsored by the Argentine Tango Club at OSU.

Choir concert: The OSU men’s and women’s choirs present their final concert of the school year on Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Street. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at tickettomato.com. OSU students and youth through age 18 will be admitted for free.


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

5K: The Girls on the Run Willamette Valley council is sponsoring a 5K fun run at 9 a.m. Saturday. The run, which is open to runners and walkers of all skill levels, will begin and end at Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium. Strollers and pets also are welcome. The registration fee is $15 for students and $20 for the general public. Runners will receive a T shirt upon registering. To register: http://kidspirit.oregonstate.edu/community-events.

NEW! Documentary screening: A screening of “Bidder70,” a feature-length documentary about Tim DeChristopher, Utah student turned activist, will take place June 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. This event is co-sponsored by the OSU United Campus Ministry.

Upcoming Events

Institutional board forum: Oregon State students, staff and faculty are invited to attend a meeting regarding the potential creation of an independent institutional board. The meeting will be held Monday, June 3, 10 to 11 a.m., at the LaSells Stewart Center in the Construction and Engineering Hall.

Sanderson retirement: An open house retirement reception in honor of Rebecca Sanderson, Director of Student Affairs Research, Evaluation & Planning will be held June 3, 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the MU Lounge.

Spring Hybrid Learning Community Showcase:  Tuesday, June 4, 2 to 3 p.m., Milam 215. Learn more about hybrid (“blended”) teaching and learning at OSU.  This term’s faculty learning community participants, who are redesigning large-enrollment courses, will present design approaches and selected elements from their planned hybrid courses.  Please register to reserve a seat.

Graduating seniors art exhibit: The OSU Graduating Seniors’ Art Exhibit reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 in Fairbanks Gallery on the Oregon State University campus. During the event, awards for the exhibit, and scholarships for the upcoming year will be announced.  Fairbanks Gallery is open to the public Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  The exhibition runs from June 3–14.

Hanson retirement: Pam Hanson will retire from 18 years of service to OSU. Hired in 1995 by the office of the Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, Pam moved to work for the Chair of Health & Human Performance Public Health in 1998, received recognition in August of ’99 and was nominated for a Service in Excellence Award in 2003. In May of 2004 Pam came to work for the Memorial Union as Reservationist.  Reception takes place June 5 in 109B Memorial Union from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

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.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Disability Studies Conversation Series: Emerging Courses in Disability Studies:  Please join us for the last conversation of the series. We will discuss emerging coursework in disability studies, including sex and disability, madness, the psychology of disability and ethics of disability. June 4, 10 to 11 a.m., Womens Center. Faculty, staff and students are welcome, Questions? Contact Michelle Bothwell: bothwell@engr.orst.edu

NEW! Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Kara DiFrancesco of OSU will speak on “Assessing the Robustness of Proposed Flood Management Action Under Climate Change,” June 4, 2 to 2:50 p.m., ALS 4000.

NEW! Advisor Coffee Talk: Susie Brubaker-Cole and Jeff Malone will be joining us to facilitate a two hour professional development session on MyDegrees and note taking best practices for OSU advisors. There will be time to ask them questions, share your experiences and mingle with your peers. We will provide coffee, tea and breakfast foods. June 5, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Milam 213.

NEW! Export control forum: The Research Office invites you to attend an Open Forum with Michael Miller, candidate for the Export Control Officer position. The title of his discussion is “Export Control Implications & Challenges in University Research”.  This position is an important regulatory position and will assist all researchers to be aware of the requirements we must follow. The forum will be held at the Linus Pauling Science Center, Room 402 on June 7, from 9 to 10 a.m.

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. Register: http://springconference.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/Program

Strategic Plan forums: The Strategic Plan Committee invites everyone to attend at least one of the six open forums being held the week of June 3.  We will begin with the Outreach and Engagement forum, at  8 a.m. on June 3.  This is the only forum that will be streamed live at http://live.oregonstate.edu.  Click here for date and times of the other 5 forums.

News for Employees

NEW! Exemplary Employee Award: The Call for 2013 Exemplary Employee Award Nominations has been extended until Monday, June 17. Do you have a professional faculty or classified employee co-worker who goes above and beyond the call of duty? If you would like to recognize someone in your unit or elsewhere on campus who exemplifies great service to OSU, please review nomination information at:  http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/recognition/exemplary.html.  Nomination packets must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources by Monday, June 17.

Applying to the NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants: June 3 and 4, 5 p.m. RSVP or questions please contact Jianbo at the Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development at jianbo.hu@oregonstate.edu 541-737-2366. The NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants is a very practical step-by-step, four-hour online “How-To” workshop over two evenings at ALS 1019 to help researchers, faculty members, graduate students, post-docs and entrepreneurs create a SBIR company and apply to the NIH SBIR program in August of 2013.

Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is June 10 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Summer 2013. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

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!

Traffic and Maintenance

Benton Place and Naval ROTC lot closure: Due to the PAC12 Baseball Regionals taking place, the Benton Place  & Naval ROTC Lot will be closed  May 30-June 3, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fairbanks: Ten spaces in the Fairbanks parking lot will be closed from May 31, 5 p.m., to June 2, 8 a.m., due to the Flat Tail Music Festival.

Park Terrace East Lot: Due to the Celebrate the Legacy of the Black Cultural Center Ceremony,  a portion of the Park Terrace East Lot will be closed June 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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

Sherman County Extension Services  is accepting application for one part-time, intermittent (approximately 8 hours per week as needed) Seed Certification Aide 1 position. This position will be located in Moro, Oregon. Posting number 0010754. Closes May 31.

Administrative Program Assistant – International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0010732. Closes June 1.

Administrative Program Assistant –International Degree and Education Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Enrollment Manager and Program Assistant position. Posting #0010732. Closes June 1.

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.

The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0010706.  Closes June 3.

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

Education Abroad Advisor – International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Education Abroad Advisor position. Posting #0010728. Closes June 6.

Oregon State University (OSU) – Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE), 12-month, Associate Professor Senior Researcher position. The person in this position will be special Advisor to the VP for Program Development and Strategy. Posting # 0010719. Closes June 7.

Oregon State University Malheur County Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Assistant Professor position in Rangeland and Livestock. This 12-month position is 0.75 FTE tenure track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed term funding. This position is responsible for the Rangeland and Livestock Extension program in Malheur County, Oregon. Posting #0010665. Closes June 10.

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.

HR Business Analyst – The Office of Human Resources is seeking a Human Resources Business Analyst.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0010751.  Closes June 17.

Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a part-time, 0.75 FTE, fixed-term, Extension FCH Program Coordinator in Lane County.  This position provides leadership for the nutrition education program in Lane County. Posting #0010742. Closes June 17.

The Division of University Outreach and Engagement invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Oregon Open Campus and Special Initiatives Leader position.    Posting # 0010747. Posting opens May 30 at 6 p.m. and closes July 7.

The OSU Foundation has a job opportunity for a Receptionist at the Corvallis Office.  This position will serve as first contact between Foundation employees and their callers and visitors and will provide excellent customer service to donors, visitors, special guests, and Foundation staff.


Corvallis: “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats. Decreasing clouds today with a high of 72 and a low of 44. Mostly sunny this weekend with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 40s.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 67 and a low of 36. Sunny throughout the weekend.

Newport: Mostly sunny today with a high of 60. Cloudy Saturday and a slight chance of rain on Sunday.

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


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