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Tuesday, Nov. 5, 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.

The biology of the sports fan (Wall Street Journal)

In another study published in the Journal of Media Psychology in 2012, Colleen Bee, an assistant professor of marketing at Oregon State University, had 133 participants watch a suspenseful speedskating competition. The competitions were presented to the audience as cases of heroes (someone known for working with ill children) vs. villains (someone caught using illegal drugs, for example).

ADHD drug abuse rises on campuses (KGW)

“Definitely. It’s all over. Everyone takes it especially during midterms and finals week. It’s all over campus,” said Oregon State University junior Anna Singer. “You just hear about a lot of people who’ve done it or have friends who’ve done it,” said OSU freshman Mallori Powell.

OSU researchers forsee more climate change calamities (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Fewer than three weeks after warning coastal residents that climate change will wreak havoc on the world’s oceans, Oregon State University researchers have turned their attention to the dangers of early snow melt and low summer stream flows. (see also KEZI)

Researching a route (Register-Guard)

Glencora Borradaile, a computer science professor at Oregon State University, is waging a petition campaign on moveon.org — a website that promotes progressive change — asking the rail leadership council not to overlook Corvallis.

Charles Goodrich talks about his new book, “A Scripture of Crows” (Oregonian)

Writer Charles Goodrich, an instructor at OSU, pays attention and is a guardian of noticing what the world has to say — through people, light, dragonflies, crows — all converging and filling in the picture of a life.

Intel, other tech firms upset by dismissal of OSU engineering chief (Portland Business Journal)

During the 14 years that Terri Fiez led the electrical engineering and computer science department at Oregon State University, she built relationships with Intel and other Northwest tech giants that recruited OSU grads.

NFL Hall of Famer linebacker Dick Butkus visits Oregon State (KMTR)

Butkus appeared Friday at the LaSells Stewart Center at an event called “Ask Me Anything.”

Seaside the ‘highest risk on coast’ for tsunami damage (Daily Astorian)

“We all know the lessons from 2011, (when the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan)” said Harry Yeh, professor of civil and construction engineering at Oregon State University. “The tsunami is not predictable; they tend to go beyond the prediction.”

 Onion leaders inducted into OSU Hall of Fame (Capital Press)

Two members of the eastern Oregon onion industry have been inducted into the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences’ Alumni Hall of Fame because of the work they did to help save the Ontario research station.

Stay fresh! Say yes to these 5 skin-reviving agents (Cosmopolitan)

According to a study from Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute, Vitamin E absorbs the energy from ultraviolet (UV) light, which prevents UV-induced free radical damage to skin. Thanks to its emollient properties, this super vitamin helps speed up cell renewal, enhance complexion, and prevent wrinkles. Take this vitamin in capsule form or slather a Vitamin E-rich lotion to pamper your skin.

Talk at OSU on Native Americans and the media (Gazette-Times)

Rosie Highbear will give a talk on Native Americans and the media at noon Wednesday in the Journey Room of the Oregon State University Memorial Union, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way.

Children urged to eat their vegetables (Daily Astorian)

“Has anyone ever heard of kale?” asked Miki’ala Souza, an Oregon State University Extension Service educator who visited Gearhart Elementary School recently.


Copyright and Qualtrics Workshops at The Valley Library: The Fall 2013 OSU Libraries Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series continues with Week 6 sessions: Thesis Savvy/copyright (Nov. 5) and Qualtrics survey software (Nov. 7). For workshop registration and more session information, visit http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

TAC Webinar: Effectively Integrating Response Technology – with Turning Technologies training staff. Discover how to incorporate interactive questions into a lesson based upon desired learning objectives. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1bQ4FZU

TAC Webinar: Writing Meaningful Questions – with Turning Technologies training staff. Learn how to design questions that permit students to employ critical thinking skills and encourage interaction, collaboration and communication. Nov. 5, 11 a.m. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1bQ5HFn

On The Pathway To Reconciliation: Redeeming Troubling Sacred Texts:  Rabbi Sheldon Lewis will show how through the centuries many passages in sacred Judaic texts have been moderated up and transformed through determined reinterpretation by eminent Jewish sages. Nov. 5, 4 p.m., MU 206

“A (not so) Brief History of Laptop Orchestras, Choirs, and Ensembles (1916 – Present):” Perry R. Cook, professor (Emeritus), Princeton computer science and music. This talk examines the history of humans performing with computer mediated systems, especially in ensemble contexts, and what choirs of the future  might look like. LaSells Stewart Center, Nov. 5, 6-7 p.m. For information: create@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-6535.

Upcoming events

NEW! NASA Student Symposium: The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium will host the 2013 NASA Student Symposium on Friday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Ag Science Room. The Symposium features posters and presentations by student interns, scholars, and research teams.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information, http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/student-symposium.

NEW! Open House Event: Speaker Victor Kuhns, director for Vets Helping Vets HQ on veteran programs, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., OSU Veterans Lounge in the MU. Refreshments and food will be provided.

Watercolor Wellness Wednesdays: Come explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Nov. 6, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4. Open to students, staff and faculty. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., OSU Craft Center.

Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. 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. More information on our website.

“Anonymous People” Movie Screening: “Anonymous People” is a powerful documentary about recovery, addiction and the stigma associated with addiction. Addiction and recovery touches everyone’s lives yet the public rarely hears from this group of people. After the screening, the Collegiate Recovery Community will host a discussion. Wed. Nov 6, 6 p.m., MU Journey Room.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Rose Highbear speaks at OSU: Student Media Presents Rose Highbear on Nov. 6 from noon-1:30 in the MU Journey Room. Highbear is the co-founder of the non-profit Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. and winner of the Knight Foundation entrepreneurial journalism competition. She is an OSU graduate who has developed and promoted numerous efforts to enhance Native American cultural sustainability and education both regionally and nationally.

NEW! Fall 2013 Water Resources Seminar Series: Human Dimensions of Water: Steve Fleischli (Natural Resources Defense Council)  Wednesday, No. 6, 4 to 5 p.m. Advocating for Safe & Sufficient Water in the U.S. Owen Hall 102.

NEW! Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “Positive Parenting and Setting Behavorial Expectations.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s healthy and well-being. RSVP to familyresources@oregonstate.edu. Nov. 7, noon, MU 208.

NEW! Raising the Curtain on OSU’s Performing Arts: At the Nov. 7 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Marion Rossi, associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts, will discuss initiatives and partnerships in theater, music and other areas. Triad meets in the MU, room 213, 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 to save a seat.

NEW! Forest Ecosystems and Society seminar: Kathleen Dean Moore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus with the School of History, Philosophy and Religion, will discuss Ethics in Advocacy at 4 p.m., Nov. 7, in Richardson Hall 313.

NEW! Director of Shared Services forum:The Director of Shared Services is responsible for the oversight and guidance of OSU’s Business Centers. Candidates will answer the question,”Given the unique position OSU is in related to changes in our governance (i.e. we will have an independent Board as of July, 2014), what implications and opportunities does that have regarding our balance between risk, compliance and customer service?” followed by 45 minutes for questions and answers.  Kimi Lucas: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2:15-3:15 p.m., MU 208.

NEW! Professional Faculty Job Groupings and Compensation Project information session on Phase 2 of the communication:  Salary Structure for Managers/Supervisors of Professional Faculty:  Monday, Nov. 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Center, Room 115 OR Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Center, Room 115.  Pre-registration is not required, but space is limited to supervisors/managers of professional faculty positions; both sessions will be live streamed, recorded and available on the project website http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/job_category/

NEW! Changing role of fathers: Brad Harrington, executive director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family will discuss research on the changing role of American fathers and strategies for greater work-life integration. “The New Dad: Caring, Committed and Conflicted: takes place Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. MU 206 (sack lunches available at 11 a.m.) “The New Dad: A Work (and Life) in Progress takes place Nov. 14, 6 p.m., in the LaSells Stewart Center.

NEW! Fall 2013 Graduate Student Seminar: Jane Lubchenco will speak on “Science Advocacy and Federal Environmental Policy at 4 p.m., Nov. 14, in Richardson Hall 313.

Open to the public.

NEW! Student Teaching Application Meeting: Education Double Degree students planning to student teach during the 2014-2015 academic year are invited to a free, informative application meeting on Monday, Nov. 25, from 2-3:30 p.m. in Furman 303.  Student teaching applications due April 1, 2014 with prior admission to the Provisional Level (Level 2).   http://education.oregonstate.edu/information-students

TAC Webinar: Writing Meaningful Questions – with Turning Technologies training staff. Learn how to design questions that permit students to employ critical thinking skills and encourage interaction, collaboration and communication. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1bQ5TV7

TAC Webinar: Effectively Integrating Response Technology – with Turning Technologies training staff. Discover how to incorporate interactive questions into a lesson based upon desired learning objectives. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1bQ57aO

Africa Initiatives Meeting:  Kenneth Maes, School of Language, Culture and Society,  will speak on “The Lives and Labor of Community Health Workers in Ethiopia” Nov. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in Valley Library – Willamette East (3622). To join the Africa Initiatives listserv, subscribe here.  More info: Julie.walkin@oregonstate.edu

Fall Cayuse New User Training:  This training is appropriate for new faculty, new staff or those seeking a refresher on the proposal management system.  A step by step overview of the proposal creation process is presented, highlighting tips, tricks and shortcuts, as well as an explanation of the distinction between 424 and SP functionalities.  Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 1-3 p.m. in MU 211

Director of Shared Services forum:The Director of Shared Services is responsible for the oversight and guidance of OSU’s Business Centers. Candidates will answer the question,”Given the unique position OSU is in related to changes in our governance (i.e. we will have an independent Board as of July, 2014), what implications and opportunities does that have regarding our balance between risk, compliance and customer service?” followed by 45 minutes for questions and answers.  Tom Fenske: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2:15-3:15 p.m., MU 213.

TAC Webinar:  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. Wed. Nov. 6, 3-4 p.m. Register here:  http://bit.ly/1aGpGoQ

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: DeWaine Jackson, Wildlife Research Manager, Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, will speak on “ODFW Deer research – Columbian white-tailed, black-tailed, and mule deer,” Nov. 6, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar:  Justin Teeguarden, PNNL, will be presenting a seminar – “What is on YOUR X-axis?  How Science and the Media Created the Hysterigen Bisphenol A”- at noon on Thursday, Nov. 7, in 4001 Ag Life Sciences .

News for Employees

NEW! OSU child care survey: OSU is seeking input about the child care needs of the OSU community. If you are a parent of a child ages newborn to 12, or expect to have a child within the next two years, please participate in a survey that will be sent out via INFORM on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The survey must be completed by Nov. 19.

NEW! 12th Annual Rivals for Life: Civil War Blood Drive: Beavers fans please join in between now and Nov. 24 in this friendly competition with the Ducks to increase community blood donations prior to the critical holiday season! Visit www.civilwarblooddrive.com to find a donation site near you and to check on the scoreboard.Fans, students and alumni are encouraged to donate on behalf of their team at any American Red Cross or Lane Blood Center blood drive in Oregon. The university with the most submitted ballots will be announced prior to the Civil War game in Eugene. All participants may enter a drawing to win tickets to the Civil War football game.

NEW! Register Now for Intergroup Dialogue: Intergroup Dialogues are 9-week sustained learning communities carefully structured to explore social group identity, conflict and community. Two dialogues will be offered during the winter 2014 term. One dialogue will involve identity groups defined by race & ethnicity, and the second will focus on sexual orientation and sexual identity. The priority deadline for registration is Sunday, Dec. 1. For more information, or to register please visit our site: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/igd.

PFLA invites art submissions: The Annual Classified and Professional Faculty Art Exhibit co-sponsored by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) and 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 noon, Nov. 15. http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/classified-and-professional-staff-art-exhibit

Native American Heritage Month Display – The Oregon Multicultural Archives invites you to view a display documenting OSU’s Native American Longhouse, Eena Haws. The display can be found on the fifth floor of Valley Library, across from the elevators and will be up through Nov 25th. Find out more on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr. For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, and visit the Oregon Multicultural Archives

PCOSW Scholarship Applications: Applications for PCOSW scholarships are now being accepted.  The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, or PCOSW, provides funding to women faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities, as well as individuals conducting research related to women’s issues.  Scholarships range from $500 to $1000 and are awarded during fall, winter, and spring terms.  Interested individuals should visit http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/pcosw/awards-and-scholarships.

Seeking Beaver Nation pets: Do you have a dog, cat, horse, hamster or other pet who is a Beaver Nation fan? Then enter them in the Beaver Fan Pet Photo Contest! To submit a photo of your pet wearing orange and black, visit the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Facebook events page. First place winner gets a CVM fleece vest, second place wins a CVM stainless steel mug and third place gets a CVM leash and bandanna. Deadline is Nov. 13.

NSF – Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – Transformation Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – AGEP-Transformation program. The program supports strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/AGEP-Transformation. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Dec. 9

OSU campus Oak awarded Heritage Tree Status: A native Oregon White Oak north of Magruder Hall has been selected as an inaugural Heritage Tree in Benton County. It is approximately 340 years old and one of the largest native oaks on campus. Beginning life in approximately 1673, it is a tree that predates the founding of OSU campus by nearly 200 years. It stands as a tribute to the many community members, design professionals and landscape managers who worked diligently to protect these native trees during construction.

Call for proposals: DeLoach Work Scholarships for undergraduates. The University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for winter and spring terms, 2014. Tenured and tenure-track Oregon State faculty members, as well as senior instructors, can submit proposals for funding in support of Honors College undergraduates working at tasks that advance faculty research and enhance student experiential learning. Other faculty who like to apply should contact the UHC. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 22. Information regarding awards and the application process is available at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.

Career Services November newsletter:  http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ec54406607a44250282778f4c&id=2759d912a2

Healthy Life challenge: By pledging to take part in the PacificSource Healthy Life Civil War Challenge, which runs through Nov. 25, participants will be taking steps toward making themselves and their community healthier, while raising funds for four Oregon non-profits in the process. Pledge to include a new healthy habit into your life at http://healthylifechallenge.org/home/ For every pledge received, PacificSource Healthy Life will donate one dollar, up to $10,000, across four nonprofit organizations that provide prevention and wellness programs.

Traffic and Maintenance

Washington Ave. lot closure: Due to the installation of telecom conduits for the new resident hall, various parking spaces located in the Washington Ave lot will be closed Nov. 6-27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Bioenergy Advisor— The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Bioresource Research invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, Advisor position.  Posting #0011501.  Apply by Nov. 5.

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.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator– The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0011476.  Closes Nov. 6.

The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for the position of Student Care Administrative Program Specialist.  This is a 12-month, 1.0 FTE classified appointment.  Posting # 0011493.  Closing Nov. 10.

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 Education is currently recruiting for a part time Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011483.  Closes Nov. 12.

Director-Strategic Development– The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting # 0011518. Closes Nov. 12.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center is recruiting to fill one full-time, 12-month, classified Accountant 1 position.  Posting #0011536.  Closes Nov. 14.

The Office of Intercultural Student Services is currently seeking applicants for the position of Asian & Pacific Cultural Center Coordinator This position is a 12 month, full-time, administrative position. Posting # 0011526. Closes Nov. 15.

Advisor-Academic– The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Advisor position. Posting # 0011516. Full consideration date, Nov. 8; Closes Nov. 15.

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.

Research Program Administrator, College of Forestry, Oregon State University. F/T. Reports to the Director of Research. Identifies and pursues funding opportunities. Manages the pre-award grants, contracts, and agreements efforts of Forestry faculty and research cooperatives. Posting #0011519. Closes Nov. 18.

OSU is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars to work with a transdisciplinary team focused on enacting and researching institutional and organizational change towards improved postsecondary STEM education at OSU through various curricular and instructional reforms. Position 1 – Organizational Change: This scholar’s focus will be to research the project’s attempt to secure wider organizational change. Position 2 – Student Gains: This scholar’s focus will be on student gains with respect to project activities. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt with a priority submission deadline of Dec. 1. Full announcement attached and can be found at http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/postdocs-announcement.

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: Happy Fifth of November. Rain today, with showers tonight and a chance of showers tomorrow. High today of 55 with a low of 45.

Central Oregon: Rain today with scattered showers tonight. High of 47, low of 36. Partly cloudy tomorrow.

Newport: Showers today, tapering off into scattered showers by tonight, and some showers tomorrow. High of 54, low of 46.

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


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