OSU Today

Friday, Oct. 25, 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.

NW researcher says toxic algae may have competitive edge (OPB)

Oregon State University researcher Tim Otten’s article in the journal Science concludes that fertilizer pollution, wastewater, and a warming climate are fueling the growth of huge mats of green scum in lakes and reservoirs. (see also Jefferson Public Radio, Bio-Medicine, Northwest Public Radio)

Women fill ranks of ag research and management positions (Capital Press)

Female researchers are deeply engaged in agricultural issues. At Oregon State University, weed scientist Carol Mallory-Smith ran the initial tests this spring that determined volunteer wheat plants found growing in an eastern Oregon field carried an unapproved “Roundup Ready” gene.

Meet the woman who tells your exes they might have an STD (OPB)

Now, you might be wondering: Isn’t it the patient’s job to notify ex-partners? “The first thing would be that people don’t necessarily do that,” says Jocelyn Warren, a researcher at Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences. She says studies show couples — especially young couples — don’t communicate about their sexual histories.

OSU finds innovative way of keeping dairy open (Capital Press)

Officials at Oregon State University have reopened the dairy center that was closed last year because of environmental options. Their new strategy for the dairy addresses present-day issues associated with maintaining livestock programs at ag schools

Campus parking on Nov. 1 will be a challenge (LIFE@OSU)

OSU students, staff and faculty are encouraged to plan ahead as parking on campus will be a challenge on Friday, Nov. 1, due to a rare weekday home football game against the University of Southern California, beginning at 6 p.m.

Behavior problems in preschool and childcare centers may be an issue of genes (Albany Tribune)

The study’s lead author Shannon Lipscomb, an assistant professor of human development and family sciences at Oregon State University-Cascades, said the findings point to the reason that some children develop problem behavior at care centers, despite the best efforts of teachers and caregivers. The results are published online today in the International Journal of Behavioral Development. (see also News Medical)

Rock out for OSU-Cascades (Bend Bulletin)

Before it builds its full campus in southwest Bend, Oregon State University-Cascades Campus has some big decisions to make about filling the big hole that is an old pumice mine on one of the two properties it is purchasing.

Does Medicaid make women and infants healthier? OSU will find out (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University and the Oregon Health Authority will study the health impact of expanding Medicaid in the state. (see also KMTR)

‘Repair Fair’ returns tonight to fix what’s failed you (Gazette-Times)

Have something that’s broken? Oregon State University’s Campus Recycling program will host a Repair Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the OSU Recycling Warehouse not only to fix it free, but to teach participants how to fix things.

Local schools earn major grant (Bend Bulletin)

A coalition of Central Oregon school districts, led by Bend-La Pine Schools and Oregon State University-Cascades Campus, will receive half a million dollars over the next two years after missing out on similar funding in August.

University says local economy benefits from prepared small farm owners (KTVL- Medford)

Oregon State University Extension held a What To Do With My Small Farm class Thursday and said the class can help the local economy.

Between the Cracks begins Saturday (Gazette-Times)

The new season for the Between the Cracks series gets underway Saturday with a performance featuring a dancer from San Francisco and a trio of Oregon State University musicans.

Eric Allyn keynote speaker for Nov. 21 event honoring family businesses (Hispanic Business)

The awards are presented by Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program. More than 190 companies have been honored since 1988.

Oregon Book Award winners and top writers to read at this year’s Magic Barrel event (Democrat-Herald)

National Book Award winner Barry Lopez emcees the reading, which also includes Portland writer Robert Crum, Corvallis mystery novelist Wendy Madar, Oregon State University faculty members Elena Passarello and Susan Jackson Rodgers, and McMinnville writer and Linfield College professor Joe Wilkins.


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.

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.

2013 Cuba summer experience presentation: “Cuban Culture, Society and Politics Today: From Revolution to Globalization,” presented by Amy Below, Dwaine Plaza & Kathleen Stanley. School of Public Policy  Brown Bag Seminar  Room 304 Fairbanks Hall, Oct. 25, noon to 1 p.m.

Toward Collective Liberation Leadership for Anti-Racist and Feminist Social Justice Organizing.   Oct. 25, noon in Bexell 207.  Join American activist and writer Chris Crass for an exploration of strategies to build visionary social justice movements.

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

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

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. http://www.magicbarrel.org/

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.

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.


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

Chili for Scholarships: Join the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine at a Chili Cookoff to raise funds for veterinary student scholarships. A $5 donation gets you a bowl of chili and all the fixin’s plus three tickets to taste and vote on a variety of exotic chilis. The festivities take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Magruder Hall lobby.

Between the Cracks Forum: San Francisco based contemporary dancer and choreographer Justin Morrison collaborates with OSU Popular, Technology and Performance music faculty: Mike Gamble, guitar, Shawn Trail, percussion/electronics and Dana Reason, piano/keyboard, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at The Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/BetweenTheCracksForum

Upcoming events

NEW! Be Bright! Be Seen!: A pedestrian and bike safety event and alternative transportation fair will be held Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the MU Quad. Register your bike with Campus Public Safety, receive free safety and visibility giveaways, learn about the many ways you get to campus that don’t involve driving, and have a chance to win a coveted illuminated umbrella. For more information:  http://oregonstate.edu/main/be-bright

NEW! Event cancellation: The Office of Work-Life New Faculty Orientation scheduled for Oct. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MU Room 211 has been cancelled.

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.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Training Days: Only two days left to register for Training Days! New sessions have been reopened for registration and late sessions have been added including Michael Beachley, keynote speaker, presenting “Leadership, Relationship and Team Building: Who’s in Charge Here?” See http://oregonstate.edu/training-days to view workshops, well-being activities, and register online.

Fisheries and wildlife Monday morning meetings: Doug Bateman, USGS, will speak on “Forest management and headwater fish: What do policy makers need to hear when they see the New Alsea and Hinkle Creek data?” at 10 a.m., Oct. 28, in Nash Hall Room 32. Open to the OSU community.

Zoology seminar: Jan Medlock – OSU Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Professor will speak at 3:30  p.m, Oct. 28 in ALS 4001.

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.

Horticulture Seminar Series: Jana Lee of the USDA ARS in Corvallis will give a seminar on “Spotted Wing Drosophila and FAQs.” She will speak on Oct. 29 from 4 to 5 p.m. in ALS 4000.

News for Employees

NEW! Parking on campus Nov. 1: A rare weekday home football game will complicate parking on campus Nov. 1. Employees are encouraged to utilize alternative transportation that day, or to park either in designated parking areas (see map here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonstateuniversity/10275103273/ ) or at the Benton County Fairgrounds between noon and 5 p.m. (a free shuttle to and from campus will be provided during those hours). For more detailed information on which lots are open and closed to faculty and staff on Nov. 1, see http://bit.ly/1fYf1vS

Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Fall 2013: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Fall 2013 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/rerf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 11.

Oregon Women in Higher Education conference: Proposals are being accepted for either a concurrent session or poster to the OWHE conference happening on Jan. 24, 2014 at OSU. Deadline for proposal submission is Nov. 4.  See http://owhenet.jigsy.com/ for more details. All conference presenters whose proposal has been accepted will receive free registration if they present at the conference and agree to facilitate one OWHE webinar during 2014-15. Students, faculty and staff of all genders and from both 4-year and 2-year institutions are encouraged to submit proposals and attend the conference. For info: Mirabelle.fernandes-paul@oregonstate.edu

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for 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: Nov. 4.

“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.

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 

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.

The College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011469. Closes Nov. 1.

Office Specialist 2 –  Oregon Sea Grant at Hatfield Marine Science Center invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # 0011512. Closes Nov 3.

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: “Then summer fades and passes, and October comes. We’ll smell smoke then, and feel an unsuspected sharpness, a thrill of nervous, swift elation, a sense of sadness and departure.” ~Thomas Wolfe. Another foggy morning, followed by a cloudy but pleasant afternoon. Similar over the weekend. High today of 61, low tonight of 42.

Central Oregon: Sunny today and throughout the weekend. High of 69, low tonight of 36.

Newport: Slight chance of drizzle through Sunday, but mostly cloudy with some patchy fog. High today of 54, low of 47.

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

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