OSU Today

Friday, Nov. 8, 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.

Oldest air in the world may be trapped deep in the Antarctic ice sheet (LA Times)

“Ice is a great medium for trapping air,” said Ed Brook of Oregon State University, one of several authors of a paper in the journal Climate of the Past that describes where this ancient ice might be. “It traps it without altering it very much.”

Hallie Ford Center, Furman Hall honored (LIFE@OSU)

The Hallie Ford Center and Joyce Collin Furman Hall at Oregon State University have been selected to receive the 2013 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Preservation, Reuse and Community Revitalization by Restore Oregon. (see also OregonianPortland Business JournalDaily Barometer)

Researchers advocate for climate adaptation science (Science Codex)

Philip Mote, an Oregon State University climate scientist and co-author on the paper, said climate adaptation science involves trans-disciplinary research to understand the challenges and opportunities of climate change – and how best to respond to them. (see also Portland Tribune)

It doesn’t have to be this way (The Source Weekly – Bend)

Matt Shinderman, a natural resources professor at Oregon State University-Cascades, agrees. “It looks great now—it looks like it was always that way,” Shinderman says. And, he adds, the situation at Mirror Pond could benefit from similar efforts.

Cascadia Lifelines aims at boosting quake resilience (The Dalles Chronicle)

Oregon State University and eight partners from government and private industry this month began studies for the Cascadia Lifelines Program, a research initiative to help improve critical infrastructure performance during an anticipated major earthquake on the Cascadia subduction zone.

Problems continue with inappropriate prescription of antipsychotic drugs (The Lund Report)

The findings were made by researchers from Oregon State University, Oregon Health and Science University, the University of Colorado and Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. They were published in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, in work supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Darkside Cinema hosts Queer Film Festival (Gazette-Times)

The inaugural Corvallis Queer Film Festival runs from Monday, Nov. 11, through Friday, Nov. 15, at Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. Fourth St., Corvallis. All screenings begin at 6 p.m.

Ore. rail passenger planning underway (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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.


Gun salute in MU Quad: A 21-gun salute will take place during a Veteran’s Day ceremony today at 10 a.m. the MU Quad. Additionally, a test round will be shot at 6 a.m. today.

NEW! Veterans Day Ceremony: Oregon State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 685 asks you to join them in honoring our nation’s veterans. The ceremony will include a mock funeral ceremony with a 21 gun salute, as well as a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Ceremony. The event will be held at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union Quad.

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! Cheese sale: Beaver Classic Cheese Sales today and every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Withycombe 159

Public Policy brown bag: The School of Public Policy brownbag series for Fall concludes this Friday, Nov. 8, when Alison Johnston will present “Holding Governments to Account for Policy Reform?: The Electoral Consequences of General Strikes and Social Pacts in Western Europe”. The brownbag will run from noon-1 p.m. in Fairbanks 304.

Music à la Carte: OSU Chamber Choir and the West Albany High School Concert Choir. Friday, Nov. 8 , noon, MU Lounge. For more information: oregonstate.edu/cla/music/music-la-carte-concert-series

NEW! Meat center: The Clark Meat Science Center’s retail store is open every Friday, from 1-5:30 p.m..  Located off of Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool, the meat lab offers a variety of meat products developed and crafted by OSU students. Products include fresh retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, hickory smoked bacon, jerky, and dry-cured products. For more information, including pricing and availability, call 541-737-1927.

Poetry reading: Poets Charles Goodrich and Mary Szybist will read from their most recent poetry collections at Oregon State University on Friday, Nov. 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library rotunda. A question and answer session and book signing will follow. This is the first reading of the 2013-2014 Literary Northwest Series.


Children’s Concert: Dogbreath Express and Bubbles. Kenji Bunch, viola and Monica Ohuchi, piano. Presented by Corvallis-OSU Piano International and Friends of the Library.  Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m., Corvallis Public Library Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe, free. Information: corvallispiano.org

Upcoming events

NEW! Honoring Bonnie Tufts: An open house will be held at the property services building, 644 S.W. 13th St, on Nov. 12, 10 to 11 a.m., to honor the late Bonnie Tufts. A plaque has been placed on the park bench outside the building, as well as an azalea. A picture board will be on display inside the building.

NEW! Thrift Shop Celebrates Orange and Black Friday: The OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop announces “Orange and Black Friday” with special sales and extended hours for shoppers on Friday, Nov. 29. Shop hours for this date only will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Thrift Shop is located at the corner of 2nd and Jackson in downtown Corvallis. Proceeds from the Thrift Shop support community non-profit organizations and scholarships for OSU students.

Beaver Strides presents Move It Mondays: Move It Mondays is a group walk that takes place every Monday during the academic year – rain or shine! We meet at the SE corner of Plageman Student Health Services at noon, and walk around campus and the surrounding neighborhoods until 12:45 p.m. Free and accommodates all walking speeds. On Nov. 11, SHS health coach Malinda Shell will join the group to answer questions.

Queer film festival: The Corvallis Queer Film Festival will run from Nov. 11-15 at Darkside Cinema in Corvallis, with all shows beginning at 6 p.m. In addition to free screenings each night, one of the films’ directors will visit Corvallis and participate in a panel discussion. Highlighting the week is the appearance on Friday, Nov. 15, of Del Shores, director of “Southern Baptist Sissies,” which depicts the story of four boys who are gay growing up in the Southern Baptist Church. On  Nov. 13, a reading of Shores’ play, “Sordid Lives,” will take place from 3-5 p.m. at the OSU Women’s Center. The play is about a colorful family in a small Texas town dealing with the death of the family matriarch and her secrets. For schedule: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/main/queer-film-fest-comes-corvallis

WiN PubTalkWillamette Innovators Network is hosting, “Strictly Social.” Come network with local entrepreneurs at the Corvallis Sports Park, top floor, on Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.

CL@SE Open House: Following the PCUN discussion, the Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE) will host an open house Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4 to 6 p.m., in Gilkey Hall, Room 200.  Light refreshments will be served.  Meet new staff of CL@SE and learn more about Latino/a research and engagement activities at OSU.

International Cultural Service Program celebrates 30 Years: ICSP began at OSU three decades ago and now exists at several other Oregon universities. It is one of our signature scholarship programs for international students, enabling the campus and community to learn about dozens of countries and cultures each year through speaking engagements and other forms of outreach. Celebrate the program and its participants Nov. 13, 3 p.m., MU Lounge.

Gregory retirement: Stan Gregory, Distinguished Professor, is retiring after 32 years on the faculty of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.  A reception in his honor will be held on Dec. 9, from 3 to 5 PM in room 20 of the Forest Sciences Laboratory (3200 SW Jefferson Way, just west of Richardson Hall).  Please join his department in thanking him for his many years of service to OSU, and to wish him well in his retirement.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! TAC Webinar:  Improving PowerPoint Slide Design with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). This webinar is designed to help instructors improve and beautify the visual look of their slide design in order to better support teaching and learning.  Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11-11:50 a.m..  Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1gbEa4G

NEW! UHDS open forum: The public is invited to attend a forum for the Executive Director of University Housing and Dining Services position. On Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m., John Yaun from Marshall Uniersity will speak in the MU Journey Room.

NEW! Research commercialization course: The NCET2 Research Commercialization Introductory Course starts Nov. 14.  The course is free of charge but you must register at


NEW! Speech Communication Colloquium: Erin Gallagher, along with Julia Green, will present Blogs as Teaching Tools: Increasing Student Motivation and Accountability Through the Use of Online Media” on Friday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Shepard Hall 106. This study provides some of the first empirical data about using blogs as a pedagogical tool and includes practical recommendations.

NEW! Science communicators brown bag: “IS IT SAFE?” Talking about Risk with Kaci Buhl, Nov. 19, noon to 1 p.m., Linus Pauling Science Center room 402. As a long time veteran of the National Pesticide Information Center, Kaci Buhl has taken thousands of phone calls about risk. She has also trained staff, state agencies, and EPA personnel in these topics.

NEW! Journey into Leadership: The multi-session Journey into Leadership program begins Dec. 13 and ends March 21, 2014. This program is in its 12th year with nearly 500 faculty and staff both on- and off-campus who have participated. We are accepting applications through Nov. 20. For details and the applicant submission form, visit http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/leadership

OSU Libraries Fall Workshop Series concludes with EndNote/EndNote Web, Zotero, and Data Management workshops: The Fall 2013 OSU Libraries Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series concludes with Week 7 sessions on citation managers and data management: Basic EndNote & Intermediate/Advanced EndNote Nov. 11, EndNote Web, Nov. 13, Zotero, Nov. 14, and Intro to Data Management (11/14). For workshop registration and more session information, visit http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Fisheries and wildlife Monday morning meetings:  Kate Boersma, Department of Zoology, OSU, will speak on “Direct and indirect effects of drought on aquatic invertebrate communities in fragmented streams,” at 10 a.m., Nov. 11, in Nash Hall Room 32. Open to the OSU community.

Native American Cultural Geographies Lecture: Natchee Barnd, Professor of Ethnic Studies at OSU and current Center for the Humanities Research Fellow, will speak on “The Art of Native Space”, Monday, Nov. 11,  at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

Statistics seminar series: Members of the OSU statistics faculty will speak on ” Introduction to Research Conducted by the OSU Statistics Faculty,” Nov. 11, 4 p.m., in Strand Ag 203.

IMPACT Open Session:  IMPACT is an education-based prevention program that focuses on reducing high-risk alcohol and other drug use among students. Consider attending one of the two open sessions to learn more about the program. Monday, Nov. 11, 4 to 6 p.m. or Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9 to 11 a.m., MU Room 208 – La Raza:For more information visit: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/open-impact-session

Horticulture Seminar Series: Laurent Deluc, Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture at OSU will present a seminar on “Grape berry synchronization: Evidence of the naturally occurring plastic nature of the ripening program.” He will speak on Nov. 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. in ALS 4000.

Zoology seminar:  Tom Newsome – OSU Forestry, Postdoc (2013 Fulbright Scholar) University of Sydney Research Fellow, will speak on “The Big Bad Wolf and Baby Stealing Dingo: A Cross Continent Comparison of Two Controversial Top-Predators,” Nov. 11, 3:30 p.m, ALS 4001.

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/

Social Media Bootcamp for Campus Communicators: Siouxsie Jennett, an award-winning digital media professional, PSU instructor and national speaker will lead a bootcamp tailored for higher education communication professionals.  Thursday, Nov. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in MU Room 211. Cost: $150. See pne.oregonstate.edu/smbootcamp to register and submit topic preferences.

News for Employees

Recreational Sports Half term memberships: Half Term memberships to Recreational Sports will be available for purchase beginning Nov. 11. Half Term memberships are valid until 1/3/2014. The cost for faculty/staff/affiliates/dependents is only $41 and student affiliates/dependents only $34. Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, with questions.

Weight Watchers Information: A 13 week series of WW begins Dec 3.  WW Open House meetings will be held Nov. 26, at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm at Student Health Services room 322.  The new 13-week series begins Dec. 3 in a new location, the Moore Family Center, Milam 105. Complete a Health Risk Assessment on the PEBB website. If you are a PEBB subscriber the cost of the meetings will be fully subsidized.  Next, call the WW/Pebb number 866-454-2144 and ask for a confirmation code.  Present the code at the first meeting.  For more information, please contact Kathi at 541-737-3106.

Synergies newsletter: See a video highlighting the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ first GridIron Chef Contest and Homecoming Trivia Bowl and read stories featuring students helping with Cover Oregon, an HDFS student’s research trip abroad, a Public Health grad’s advice to current students, Bob’s Red Mill founder Bob Moore’s recent visit and more in this month’s Synergieshttp://bit.ly/1cEHhDe

International Education Week 2013: Creating Visibility of the World at OSU Today, Nov. 11-15. More than 25 events, including documentaries, panel discussions, information sessions, festivals and a photo contest are planned throughout the week.  For the calendar and description of events, go to http://oregonstate.edu/international/iew

International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) has mid-year applications: Do you know an international student who is passionate about sharing their culture and needs financial assistance?  To honor the 30th anniversary of ICSP, we have the unique ability to re-open the International Cultural Service Program scholarship applications to offer a mid-year award to qualified international students. Please encourage students to apply. Applications are due by midnight on Monday, Dec. 2, and awards will be given for Winter and Spring 2014.  Application details can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/international/ICSP/applying.

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.

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.

College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants to utilize the pool (posting #0011033) to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month Vet Tech 2 position AND one temporary Vet Tech 2 position. 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.

Service Center Operations Coordinator – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Posting #0011498.  Closes Nov 22.

Advisor-Academic – The University Honors College invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Advisor position. Posting # 0011555. Full Consideration Date, Nov. 25; closes Dec 2.

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: Well, it’s going to be rainy throughout the weekend but make up your mind to enjoy it anyway. Chance of showers this afternoon and a chance of rain during the weekend. High today of 55 with a low of 41.

Central Oregon: We may have a little sunshine today but it’s going to be cloud for most of the weekend. Today’s high will be 48 with a low tonight of 31.

Newport: Chance of rain throughout the weekend. High of 53 today, low of 41.

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

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