Doubleheader of Measure 02-86 forums set for Wednesday (Gazette-Times)
Associated Students of Oregon State University will host a forum at 5 p.m. at the Memorial Union. Mayor Julie Manning and Ward 8 Councilor Biff Traber will speak in favor of the measure.
Suit up to be a Food Hero in your kitchen (News-Register)
They may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but youth and adults across the state are picking up some mealtime superpowers — thanks to the Oregon State University Food Hero program. Food Hero was established in 2009 as a social marketing campaign that focuses on promoting fruit and vegetable consumption as part of a healthy diet. Its goal is to reach the primary grocery shoppers and food preparers in each household and share messages about healthy eating.
The passport program broadens that access from Burns to Astoria, and even to some academic institutions, including Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.
A solutions-seeking summit on minimizing college students’ debt to be held at Portland State University Wednesday will end with a free hour-long “Paying for College” workshop led by financial aid specialists from PSU, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University.
Homecoming Week Oct. 21-26: Join the Homecoming tradition all week and be part of Beaver Nation. Games in the MU Quad, Pepsi Pong Tourney, a concert prior to the football game on Saturday and much more! You won’t want to miss the parade and bonfire/pep rally (located behind the Hilton Garden Inn) on Thurs. Oct. 24. www.osualum.com/homecoming
NEW! All Majors and Engineering Career Fairs: This event offers you the chance to network with employers and explore a position or organization that you had not previously considered. These employers travel to OSU just to see you. The Career Fairs are located in the CH2M Hill Alumni Centers Oct. 23-24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. From noon to 3 p.m., get a professional photo taken for your Linkedin profile.
Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “How to Identify Bullying.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s healthy and well-being. RSVP to email@example.com. Oct. 23, noon, MU 208.
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. This week all desks, tables, file cabinets and housewares are 50% off! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.
2013 Tsoo King Seminar: Synergy between NMR, Cryo-EM and large scale MD simulations — Novel Findings for HIV Capsid Function. Presented by Angela M. Gronenborn, Distinguished Professor of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh. Seminar hosted by the Dept of Biochemistry & Biophysics Graduate Students. Wed, Oct 23, 3:30 p.m. ALS 4001
Water Resources Seminar: Human Dimensions of Water by Adam Sussman, GSI Water Solution. Willamette Basin Reservoir Study. Oct. 23, 4 to 5 p.m., Owen 102.
IE3 Global Internship info session: Come and learn about various OSU-approved international internship opportunities through IE3 Global Internships. Meet IE3 student ambassadors and Latin American internship site representatives. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4-6pm at MU 206. For more information, visit OSU International Degree & Education Abroad (IDEA) website.
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: Richard J. Beamish, Emeritus Scientist, Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, will speak on “Shifting Pacific salmon production trends in the Strait of Georgia,” Oct. 23, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.
Voter forum: A voter forum sponsored by ASOSU, Faculty Senate and the OSU School of Public Policy will take place on campus Oct. 23, 5 p.m., in the MU Lounge. The forum will focus on two measures that will be on the local ballot in November, Measure 02-86 and Measure 02-87, a local option tax levy and an annexation.
NEW! Music à la Carte: Sarah Brown, clarinet and David Servias, piano, Friday, Oct. 25, noon, OSU Memorial Union Lounge. For more information, oregonstate.edu/cla/music/music-la-carte-concert-series
NEW! Recital: Sophia Tegart, flute and Lauren Servias, piano, Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Benton Hall Room 303. Arrive early. Seating is limited to approximately 60.
Oregon Archives Month at OSU: The 8th annual historic recipe event, the Taste of the ‘Chives, falls on National Food Day! This year we’re celebrating the launch of the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives with beer-infused foods and recipes with brewing ingredients. Oct. 24, noon to 1 p.m. in the Willamette Room East on the third floor of the Library. For more information: http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/archivesmonth.html. Info: Tiah Edmunson-Morton, 541-737-7387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty forum on OSU Divestment out of fossil fuel companies: This one hour (brown bag) noon-time forum will examine the upcoming proposed resolution to the faculty related to the OSU Foundation divestment out of fossil fuel investments. Meetings take place at noon Oct 24, Womens Building 210; Oct 31, Kidder 128. The proposed (draft) resolution that will be the subject of discussion and vote by the Faculty Senate later in the quarter.
October Repair Fair: Bring your broken belongings for free repairs or attend a D.I.Y. demonstration at the Repair Fair Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the OSUsed Store. Demonstrations are on How to Reduce your Energy Bills, Bike Maintenance and Common Sewing Fixes. See the schedule and a list of repair skills being offered at http://tiny.cc/repair-fair.
Vocal Master Class with Bass-baritone Derrick Parker: The public is invited to observe Derrick Parker working with voice students from OSU, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd.
Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger: Four Oregon Book Award winners and five other distinguished Oregon writers will read from their works Oct. 25 at a Corvallis fundraiser for the local food bank. The event, which takes place at the Whiteside Theatre, will include OSU faculty members Elena Passarello and Susan Jackson Rodgers. Blues musicians Dave Plaehn and Jeff Hino (an OSU faculty member) will perform at 6:30 p.m., and the readings will start at 7 p.m. National Book Award winner Barry Lopez will emcee this year’s event.
Admission is a suggested donation of $9 at the door.
CPHHS Homecoming Trivia Bowl – Team up with your colleagues, classmates, friends and family at the CPHHS’ Homecoming Trivia Bowl from 3–5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Hallie Ford Center. Vote for your favorite healthy recipe created by your peers, then stay for some trivia fun with local icon Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show! Visit health.oregonstate.edu/homecoming for more info.
OSU Postdoc Appreciation Week (OPAW): Enjoy the celebration of the annual OPAW, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, hosted by the OSU Postdoctoral Association (OPA) and the Office of Postdoctoral Programs. The week will be filled with events, including the popular Postdoc Poster Session with wine and cheese, a vendor show, and a fundraiser at the Laughing Planet.
OSU Postdoc Appreciation Week (OPAW): All faculty, staff, students, and postdocs are welcome to celebrate the yearly OPAW, hosted by the OSU Postdoctoral Association (OPA) and the Office of Postdoctoral Programs, and acknowledge the work of OSU postdocs at the Postdoc Poster Session in the MU ballroom Oct. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m., accompanied by wine and cheese. Don’t miss out on the vendor show (2.30-6.30 p.m.) and free chair massages for participating postdocs (2.30-4.30 p.m.)
Oregon State University welcomes football Hall of Famer, Dick Butkus to campus on Nov. 1: A Q&A session with the legendary linebacker will be held in the Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center at 12:30 p.m. The presentation will be made up entirely of your questions. For more details, or to submit a question visit http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/butkus. Here, you can also find more details regarding parking and a chance to win a personalized football signed by Dick Butkus. Free and open to the public.
Brunch with Dick Butkus: Nov. 2, 8:30 to 11 a.m., MU Ballroom, tickets are $18 – limited number available. MUPC brings NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus to the Dad’s Weekend Brunch! Come and hear Dick Butkus speak about his life and career in football, answer questions from fans, and grab a picture with him too! All while enjoying a catered brunch for just $18. Tickets can be purchased in MU 103 Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dad’s Weekend Comedy Show: Nov. 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, tickets are $34-38. The Dad’s Weekend Comedy Show is back! This year’s show will feature stand-up comedian Tom Cotter, runner up winner for “America’s Got Talent”, as well as Dave Anderson, a stand up comedian that appeared on Comedy Central, “Star Search” and current co-host of “The Mark and Dave Show” on 1190 KEX radio in Portland. Tickets can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/mupc/dads-and-family-weekend
Lectures and webinars
NEW! ArtScience and Data-Driven Experience Lecture: Ruth West, an interdisciplinary artist-researcher and Director of the xREZ lab, will offer a lecture on the benefits of cross-disciplinary art-science collaborations, entitled “From Genetic Calligraphy to Scalable Auditory Data Signatures: ArtScience and Data- Driven Experiences”. She will speak from 6-7 p.m. on Oct. 24 in Kearney 112.
NEW! Zoology seminar: Jan Medlock – OSU Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Professor will speak at 3:30 p.m, Oct. 28 in ALS 4001.
NEW! Statistics Seminar Series: “Letting Go of Sample Survey Methods That No Longer Work and Inventing New Ones,” by Don A. Dillman, Regents Professor, WSU. Oct. 28, 4 p.m., Owen 102.
Pathways to Ending Mental Health Oppression: This interactive session will focus on creating pathways to end mental health oppression through engaging in dialogue based in a “community of care” ethic. No registration. More information at http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/85407. Oct. 24, noon-1:30 p.m. in the Women’s Center.
Prezi Basics: with Chris Buttacavoli (TAC) and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Prezi is a cloud-based presentation tool that uses a giant canvas to create a dynamic viewing experience. It is one of the major alternatives to PowerPoint for slide shows. In this session you will learn how to design for and build in Prezi. We will touch on topics for future sessions such as time lines and mind maps. Oct. 24, 2 to 3 p.m. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1aGpeXG
Advocacy in Science: “The Case for Science Driven Advocacy,” Oct. 24, 4-4:50 p.m., Richardson Hall 313.
A Toast to OSU’s Fermentation Science Program: At the Oct. 24 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Bob McGorrin of the Food Science and Technology Dept. will discuss a new research program in distilled spirits. Triad meets in the Agriculture Science Room at the La Sells Stewart Center, 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, by Oct. 21 to save a seat.
Center for Teaching and Learning’s Fall Symposium: You’re Invited to CTL’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 24, held at the Memorial Union. You can register for anything from a single hour-long session to a full day exploring the symposium’s three tracks: Promoting Learning, Ensuring Rigor, and Supporting Inquiry. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/fall-teaching-symposium
Open Access and Article Metrics Lecture: Dr. Peter Binfield, co-founder and publisher of PeerJ, will speak on Altmetrics in celebration of Open Access Week 2013: Redefining Impact. Altmetrics is the study and use of scholarly impact measures based on activity in online tools and environments. Friday Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Library Rotunda, 2nd Floor. Refreshments provided.
Open Access presentation: The OSU Libraries & Press is hosting a presentation by Peter Binfield on Open Access and Alt Metrics from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Friday Oct. 25 in the 2nd floor Valley Library rotunda as part of Open Access Week. Binfield is a physicist, Alt Metrics advocate, and co-founder of PeerJ, a new Open Access journal in Biological and Medical Sciences. This year’s OSU Libraries & Press Open Access Hall of Fame inductees, Kevin Ahern, Marit Bovbjerg and Rich Carter, will also be awarded at the event.
Seminar with the 2013 OSU College of Forestry Alumni Fellow: College of Forestry graduate Martin Goebel is a pioneer of the sustainability movement. He founded Portland-based Sustainable Northwest. He will speak on “The Collaborative Leadership Imperative in 21st Century Natural Resource Management” Oct. 25, 3 to 4 p.m. in Richardson 107. Reception to follow. For more information: http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/2013-college-forestry-alumni-fellow-seminar
Coastal conference: Registration is open for the 2013 Heceta Head Coastal Conference, Oct. 25 & 26 at Florence Events Center, Florence OR. Co-sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, the conference brings current ocean science and policy to Oregonians. This year’s theme “Oregon’s Ocean: So Many Fish in the Sea” focuses on fish–from the science, to the management, to the fishermen. To register: visit http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/hecetaheadconference
News for Employees
NEW! “Google Apps for OSU: Drive & Sites”– new sessions. Google Apps for OSU has been enabled for the entire OSU community. This 60 minute session focuses on Google Drive, its configuration and sharing capabilities, and the files you can create in Drive, including Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations. A brief introduction to Google Sites will be included as well. More info is available at http://oregonstate.edu/main/online-services/google-apps-for-osu/training-help-support/session-schedule.
NEW! Faculty/Staff Fitness: The Faculty Staff Fitness program is in full swing, located in Langton Hall and the Women’s Building. There are still some available classes, which can help you work towards fulfilling your requirements for the PEBB Benefits Exercise Rewards Program. Classes include swimming, tennis, weights, conditioning, and FSF has also partnered with the Physical Activity Course Program. Sign up online or in person. More information is available on the FSF site or the Dixon Recreation site.
Campuses Take Charge: During fall term, join hundreds of people in the OSU community by selecting three energy saving actions to try for one month. Last year, we saved 561,528 pounds of CO2 during Campuses Take Charge, equivalent to taking about 53 cars off the road for a year or growing 6,531 tree seedlings for ten years. Our goal is to double our CO2 savings this year! For more information, visit the Ecologue.
Calling all OSU Employee Artists: The Annual Classified and Professional Faculty Art Exhibit co-sponsored by the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) is accepting submission/registration to the 2013/2014 show! Share your talent and creativity with the campus for display at the LaSells Stewart Center. The last day for submissions is Nov. 15, noon. http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/classified-and-professional-staff-art-exhibit
Recreational Sports Payroll Deduction: All payroll deduction forms for Recreational Sports memberships are due to Recreational Sports by Friday, Nov. 1. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to use payroll deduction to purchase your membership. Forms can be found by clicking here. Please contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, with questions. Be well!
PEBB Exercise Rewards Program: Recreational Sports and Faculty-Staff Fitness are both approved for the Exercise Rewards Program. This means that PEBB-eligible faculty/staff and their spouse/domestic partner are each eligible for a $15/month reimbursement reward for engaging in physical activity at least 12 times/month. Mix and match with Recreational Sports and Faculty-Staff Fitness to meet your requirements. Get all of the details from the Recreational Sports website and the Faculty Staff Fitness
Cracking the Codes: The recorded version of the OSU public lecture and film screening of Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity with Shakti Butler is available online: http://media.oregonstate.edu/. Please share with your colleagues, friends, and students. It runs approx. 2 hours.
Become an OSU Search Advocate: There are still spaces available for the next Search Advocate workshop series Oct. 29 and Oct. 31. Register at OSU’s Professional Development website http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php by Oct. 25. Advocates help search committees avoid unconscious, unintentional biases, and enhance validity, diversity, and equity in the search/selection process. The first session provides a case study, research, theory, and legal background, and position development; the second session includes remaining search stages, a panel of search advocates, strategies for advocates to use, and a closing case study. To be eligible to serve as a search advocate, you must complete both sessions. For more information: Anne Gillies email@example.com or 541-737-0865.
Research proposals: The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking research project proposals from OSU faculty for the 2014 URSA-ENGAGE Program, (formerly called the URISC-START program). It will provide freshman, sophomore and transfer student researchers (in their first year at OSU) under faculty guidance with stipends of up $1,500 for the winter and spring terms of 2014. The Faculty Research Project Proposal Application Deadline is Nov. 1. An application and a page of FAQs are available at the URSA Web page – http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/ Questions can be addressed to Kevin Ahern at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Winter 2013-14 Solicitation (Spring 2014 Release). The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt. Information: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com. Deadline: Nov. 18.
Accessibility Plan: Oregon State University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Accessible University Advisory Committee and many other groups and offices, spent most of the 2012-2013 academic year studying the state of campus accessibility, in efforts to complete a draft Comprehensive Accessibility Plan for the Built Environment. We hope you will share any and all comments you might have about campus accessibility. The comment period will remain open through Fall Term, ending Dec. 20.
Accessibility Committee: The Accessible University Advisory Committee (AUAC) is building a shared momentum for prioritizing the process of making OSU physically accessible, and through that process has guided the campus in funding millions of dollars’ worth of accessibility improvements over the past few years. Individuals who may be interested in learning more, or joining the committee, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible Parking: Campus Operations directed some significant improvements to accessible parking on campus over the past summer. Accessible parking was added between Waldo and Langton along Jefferson, at Plageman Student Health Center, behind Withycombe, and behind Dryden. Anyone with a disabled parking permit and valid OSU parking permit can park in accessible parking spaces on campus. The parking app website may be useful if you need to find accessible parking.
Traffic and Maintenance
Sports complex closure: Due to the Homecoming Bonfire, the Sports Complex Lot will be closed Oct. 24, 6 p.m. to Oct. 25, noon.
Fairbanks: Vacuum excavation for a new water line along the sidewalk north of Fairbanks Hall will require an approximate 4-week sidewalk closure. ADA access to Fairbanks Hall will remain open by using the south-accessed (at Jefferson Street) parking lot on the west side of Fairbanks. The two ADA parking spaces and lift for the building will be available for the duration of the sidewalk closure, Oct. 21-Nov. 25.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
Tillamook County Extension Office is accepting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. This position will be located in Tillamook, Oregon. Posting #0011412. Closes Oct. 25.
Cook 2 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Cook 2 position. Posting #0011470. Closes Oct. 28.
Food Service Worker 3 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Food Service Worker 3 position. Posting #0011490. Closes Oct. 29.
The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University is seeking an Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 12-month, professorial faculty position. This position will serve Malheur County. This position is 0.75 FTE tenure-track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed-term funding. To apply, visit Posting #0011413. Posting closes Oct. 30.
The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is currently recruiting for a 1.00 FTE fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant, Posting # 0011200. Closes Oct. 31.
Research Coordinator. OSU Zoology Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position PISCO-ODFW Marine Science Integration Researcher for a two-year project. This is a new position that will serve as a formal bridge between Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program and the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. Posting #0011408. For full consideration: apply by Oct. 31.
Information Technology Manager – The Office of Enrollment Management invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term Information Technology Manager position. Posting # 0011421. Closes Oct 31.
Grants/Contracts Coordinator– The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0011476. Full consideration date, Nov. 1; Closes Nov. 6.
OSU Extended Campus is seeking a Project Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011474. Closes Nov. 3.
The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in the in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture. This position will serve Benton, Lane and Linn Counties, with primary responsibility for community horticulture. The primary work station will be either Benton or Linn County Extension office and will be determined in consultation with the West Central Regional Administrator. Posting # 0011448. Closes Nov. 3.
The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice. This position is located in McMinnville. This is a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture. This position will serve Yamhill County with primary responsibility for community horticulture. Posting # 0011447. Closes Nov. 3.
Medical Aide-Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month Medical Aide. Posting #0011485. Closes Nov. 4.
Human Resources Manager– The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Manager position. Posting #0011486. Closes Nov. 4.
Food Service Worker 3 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Food Service Worker 3 position. Posting #0011496. Closes Nov 5.
Administrative Program Specialist– The Office of Dean of Students invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, Administrative Program Specialist position. Posting # 0011493. Closes Nov 10.
The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Student Services Coordinator position. Posting #0011367. Apply by Nov. 15.
The College of Forestry is recruiting for a Professor and Department Head, in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES). The College of Forestry seeks an established and broad thinking scholar, an effective and inspiring leader, and a highly competent administrator for this position. FES is an energized and interdisciplinary department containing leading scholars whose expertise ranges from the biophysical to the social sciences, from policy to ethics. Posting #0011321. Closes Nov. 15.
Regional Network Director – OSU Alumni Association invites applications for a full-time, alumni relations professional to develop, lead and manage regional volunteer networks and alumni programs in Oregon (other than Portland) and Boise, ID. Position description and application info at: www.osualum.com/jobs
Corvallis: “Boredom rests upon the nothingness that winds its way through existence; its giddiness, like that which comes from gazing down into an infinite abyss, is infinite.” ~ Kierkegaard. Hope you’re not bored by this October sunshine, because another long stretch is ahead of us. Foggy mornings followed by sunny afternoons continues, with a high of 63 and a low of 41.
Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 73 and a low of 41.
Newport: Areas of drizzle and fog. Otherwise cloudy. High of 54, low of 46.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/