OSU Today

Wednesday, June 12, 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.

World Oceans Month brings mixed news for oysters (NSF)

“The oyster larvae were still relying on egg-derived energy until they were 11 days old,” said Elizabeth Brunner of Oregon State University and a co-author of the paper. (see also Gazette-Times, KVAL, Environmental News Network)

OSU baseball fans excited for World Series (KGW)

It hasn’t happened in six years and now the Oregon State University baseball team is headed to the College World Series. The team heads to Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday. (see also BNS)

Engineering students face off in robotics final (LIFE@OSU)

In an inspired move that would make the DIY crowd proud, Oregon State University senior Heather Rysenga used a glue gun to make last-minute repairs on a robot she and her teammates had been working on all term in their Applied Robotics class.

OSU wheat experts helps growers select right variety (Capital Press)

An Oregon State University wheat expert hopes to help farmers make the best choices as they select which varieties to plant next. Mike Flowers, extensions cereals specialist, and Bob Zemetra, wheat breeder, teamed up during the Pendleton Field Day June 11 at OSU’s Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center.

Drones to quinoa, field day showcases research center (OPB)

The project leaders at Oregon State University’s Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton had just 25 minutes each to explain months, if not years, of science behind their work Tuesday before buses left for another presentation down the road.

Flu programs should target young over old (OnMedica)

“In most cases, the available flu vaccine could be used more effectively and save more lives by increasing the number of vaccinated children and young adults,” said Jan Medlock, a co-author of the study and researcher with the Department of Biomedical Sciences in Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. (see also Health News, Science Daily)

OSU shutting down its four housing co-ops (Gazette-Times)

Housing for more than 200 Oregon State University students will be going away at the end of the 2013-14 school year. The university has decided to end the cooperative housing programs that exist in four rooming houses in a cluster on the east side of campus.

Preserve your food this summer (Portland Tribune)

Live off summer produce all year with the help of Oregon State University Extension Service’s summer food-preservation class series.


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

Random Review: Kate MacTavish, champion runner and OSU professor will review “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library at noon Wednesday, June 12.

Busse retirement: Please join the University Honors College in celebrating Laurel Busse’s retirement.  After 28 years at OSU Laurel is retiring.  Join us for a farewell celebration, Wednesday, June 12, 5 to 7 p.m. in Strand Ag Hall, Room 233.  Appetizers will be served and we will also have a no-host bar.

Art reception: A reception for the Giustina Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Art Immersed in the Aquatic Underworld,” takes place June 12, 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery in the LaSell Stewart Center on campus. The exhibit runs June 1-28.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Faculty senate: The June 13 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2013/0613/. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall. Action items include consideration of degree candidates, a proposed Open Access Policy, Baccalaureate Core Committee proposed Standing Rules revisions, and two Category I proposals. Scheduled reports include Tiered Parking, Governance Issues, Reserve Credit, Executive Committee Report and a Diversity Council Survey. Faculty Senate meetings are open to the public but, for those unable to attend the meeting, it will be webcast from http://live.oregonstate.edu/ beginning at 3 p.m.

Brickman retirement: Please join us  in honoring Nancy Brickman for her 31 years of dedicated service to the School of Civil and Construction Engineering.   Reception will be held in Kearney Hall on Thursday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Happy Birthday Gilkey Hall:  Stop by the main entry and room 109 of Gilkey Hall on Friday, June 14 between noon and 2:30 to help celebrate the building’s 100th birthday.  There will be a timeline, and an opportunity to learn more about the art that’s behind the name of Gordon Gilkey.  Additional details are available at http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/celebrate-gilkey

Thompson Retirement: Gabrielle Thompson of AMBC will be retiring from OSU after 30 years of service.  A celebration will be held on June 20, 1-3 p.m., in Hovland Hall room 9.  Refreshments will be served.

Lectures and webinars

WiN Pub Talk: “Crowdfunding: FTW or EPIC FAIL?” – Panelists are three entrepreneurs in crowdfunding campaigns: Lee Moyer (www.leemoyer.com), award-winning iIllustrator, designer and art director, and Clint Bowers, founder and CEO of STRIPE Marketing. The third panelist to be announced.  June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Corvallis Country Club, $10 at the door or $5 with student ID. http://www.willametteinnovators.com/events

News for Employees

NEW! Google Apps for OSU launches in July: Everyone with an ONID account, including all OSU employees and students, will be able to access Google Apps for OSU in July. Read LIFE@OSU and discover how our community will have a new and powerful set of tools for collaborating with OSU students, faculty, researchers, and external partners. The Google Implementation Team also invites you to complete a brief survey on Google Apps; we seek your input and feedback.

NEW! Promote in residence halls: Plan your fall student resident promotion! University Housing and Dining Services is pleased to provide a free promotional opportunity for OSU affiliated offices, clubs or student groups again this fall.  UHDS will accept posters and fliers for placement in UHDS residence halls and cooperative houses just prior to student resident arrival.  Contact dave.warneking@oregonstate.edu, (541) 737-5622 for important details. We will accept materials Aug. 28 to Sept.11.

EmpCenter Training and Open Labs: Training is now available online for employees that will begin using EmpCenter on June 16 (Classified Hourly employees, Unclassified Hourly employees, and Students/Temps). In addition, Open Labs have been scheduled for the next week.  Training can be found at mytime.oregonstate.edu/empcenter-training.

Seeking home stay families: Interested in sharing Independence Day with an international student?  The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to share their 4th of July festivities with international students.  Applications are currently available at https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/myuhds/form/mf/holidayhost.   Hosting application deadline is Thursday, June 20 at 5 p.m.  Hosts will be informed of student placement Monday, July 1.  If you have any questions, please contact homestay@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Beaver Store Beaver Gear Sale:  Monday-Wednesday, June 10-12.  10 a.m.-4 p.m.  OSU Beaver Store Book Level.  Huge discounts on Beaver gear and souvenirs.

Prescription drop-box: OSU now has an unwanted prescription drop box housed in the OSP lobby (Cascades Hall).  This drop box is for faculty, staff, and students to depose of  unwanted Rx drugs.  It is open 24 hours a day, year-round. The purpose is to keep drugs out of the hands of those who may be suicidal or who struggle with drug abuse and dependence, and to keep drugs out of waterways via improper disposal.

Career Services newsletter: Find out the latest with the June 2013 edition of the Career Services newsletter: http://oregonstate.edu/career/sites/default/files/june_2013_newsletter.pdf

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!

Attendee Survey for Merchant Expo:  If you attended Merchant Expo on May 30 and would like to provide feedback for the event, please fill out the Attendee Survey, which will be open through June 12.  Those who submit a survey will be entered into a random drawing for a $50 Fred Meyer gift card.

Traffic and Maintenance

Electrical shutdowns: On June 16, the following buildings will be without power from approximately 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Withycombe, McNary, Wilson, Callahan. These buildings will have the power shut off at 8 a.m. and re-energized at approximately 10 a.m., then de-energized at 5 p.m. and re-energized at approximately 6 p.m.: Withycombe, Nash, Gilmore, Ballard Extension, Women’s Building, Snell, McAlexander Fieldhouse, Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center, Pharmacy, Women’s Center, Education, Kerr Admin.

Fire alarm testing: Starting next week, Simplex will be testing the audible portion of the Fire Alarm Systems on Campus.  They will be starting with the following buildings: Valley Library, Valley Football Center, Benton Hall, Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center, Book Storage.

Washington Way: Due to Geotechnical Boring, Washington Way travel lanes will be restricted to one lane between 35th & 30th as well as between 30th & 26thJune 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two way traffic will remain open but delays can be expected.  Flaggers will be in place to guide traffic.

Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez: Construction begins June 11 on the 4Cs building at 691 SW 26th Street. Walkways along the construction site will be closed. Community fencing and signage will be in place. This project will last for approximately nine months.

Free parking: June 14, TAPS will be offering free parking in all student and visitor parking lots to allow parents, family, friends and OSU alums easier access to campus to participate in commencement-related ceremonies and activities and to help students with their move-out process.  Additionally, TAPS staff will be out and about with maps and information to assist your guests in getting around and parking on campus.  For more parking information please see the Commencement website at: http://oregonstate.edu/events/commencement/sites/default/files/maps/2013-comm_parking.pdf

Central Campus metered lot (east of bookstore): Due to the construction of the new Student Experience Center, the metered lot in the center of campus will close permanently beginning June 17.

Washington Ave NE Lot closure: Due to construction of a new residence hall,  the Washington Ave NE (gravel lot) will permanently close starting June 17.


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

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.

ESOL/Bilingual Instructor – The College of Education invites applications for a part-time (0.49 FTE), 9-month, fixed–term Instructor position in the ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement Program.  Posting #0010784.  Closes June 15.

VP for Research is accepting applications for one full-time Program Representative 1. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees ONLY.  Posting number 0010821. Closes June 17.

Cashier 2 – Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Cashier 2  position. Posting #0010799. Closes June 17.

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.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applications for one full-time (1.00 FTE), Office Specialist 2 position. Please contact Beth Dyer if you have any questions at beth.dyer@oregonstate.edu.  Posting #0010810.  Closes June 20.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a 1.0 FTE, or full-time 12-month, Research Associate (Postdoc) position. Posting # 0010785. Closes June 22.

Research Associate – The Linus Pauling Institute invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Research Associate position.  Posting #0010793. Closes June 23.

Assistant Manager – Vendor Payment Operations – Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Manager for Vendor Payment Operations  position. Posting #0010832, closes June 24.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0010773.  Closes June 24.

Business Affairs invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), limited duration (approx. 2 years), 12-month, Quality Assurance Program Manager position. Posting #0010670. Closes June 25.

Digital Applications Librarian  – The Valley Library invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position. Posting #0010782. Closes June 28.

Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian – The Valley Library invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position. Posting #0010796. Closes July 2.

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.

Gray Family Endowed Chair for Innovative Library Services – The Valley Library invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Gray Family Endowed Chair for Innovative Library Services position.  Posting #0010781. Closes July 8.

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: Only a few days left in the term. Anyone ready to dance? Clouds and a chance of showers today, with a high of 64 and a low of 48. 

Central Oregon: Isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. High of 66, low of 38.

Newport: Chance of showers today. High of 57, low of 49.

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



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