OSU Today

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

The best fruits for your immune system (Men’s Journal)

Researchers at Oregon State University looked at how 446 different chemical compounds impact the CAMP gene, which triggers the production of a jack-of-all-trades immune system protein that kills bacteria, promotes healing, and helps reduce inflammation.

OSU prof measures recreation (Bend Bulletin)

To get the job done, Oregon Parks and Recreation tasked Kreg Lindberg, an Oregon State University-Cascades Campus associate professor of tourism and outdoor leadership, with figuring out what everyone thinks. With Randall Rosenberger, who is based at OSU in Corvallis, Lindberg developed a survey that allows the state to examine outdoor recreation across Oregon.

Oregon State says leadership change in electrical engineering, computer science school ‘will not be revisited‘ (Oregonian)

Oregon State University says it plans to move on from a controversy over leadership of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The university is establishing a committee to run a national search to find a replacement for current EECS director Terri Fiez.

OSU students create light-up dance suits (Phys.Org)

Thanks to three Oregon State University students and the university’s new Collaboratory program, the Utah Ballroom Dance Company will be lighting up the stage on their next tour with dance suits made with electroluminescent wire.

UO, OSU compete in blood drive (KEZI)

The friendly competition runs through Nov. 24. The American Red Cross, Lane Blood Center, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University take part in an effort to increase donations before the critical holiday period.

OSU students to speak out at Tuesday evening event (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Center for Leadership Development is hosting an event titled “Beavernation Voice,” designed to give students an opportunity to share their voices and discuss creative solutions for the future.

Veteran enrollment up at OSU (Oregon Business)

Student veterans account for about one of every 25 students at Oregon State. Enrollment of student veterans at OSU has been increasing over the past five years. (see also Herald and News)

Oldest air on earth trapped in ice (Stuff.co.nz)

“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.

 Marines celebrate 238th anniversary with party (Gazette-Times)

Capt. Jeff Price, the Marines Officer Instructor for the Naval ROTC program at Oregon State University, will represent the present Marines. He will also be the guest speaker.


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

IMPACT Open Session: IMPACT is an education-based prevention program that focuses on reducing high-risk alcohol and other drug use among students. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9 to 11 a.m., Memorial Union Room 208. For more information visit: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/open-impact-session

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.

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

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 University will speak in the MU Journey Room.

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.

NEW! Beavernation Voice:  Student-led panel. The event takes place Nov. 12, 5-6:30 p.m., MU Lounge. The event will be facilitated by Oregon State University’s director of Student Media, Julia Sandidge, and editor of the Oregonian newspaper, Peter Bhatia.

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.

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. For schedule: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/main/queer-film-fest-comes-corvallis

Upcoming events

NEW! OSU Press Book Sale: In celebration of University Press Week (http://bit.ly/HvcZoc), OSU Press invites the OSU community to a 25 percent-off sale on a wide selections of its books. Nov. 14 and 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Valley Library lobby.

NEW! History, Philosophy and Religion open house: Join the faculty and staff of the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion as they show off their newly remodeled workspace on the third floor of Milam Hall and learn about new research and teaching initiatives happening across the School.  Friday, Nov. 15, 3 to 5 p.m.

After the Fall: OSU Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s play, “After the Fall,” will show Nov. 14-16 and 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. on the Withycombe Hall main stage. Tickets are $12 general, $10 senior, $8 youth/student, and $5 OSU students and are available through the OSU Theatre Box Office by calling 541-737-2784 or online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

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.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Fall 2013 Water Resources Seminar Series: Human Dimensions of Water: Mark Needham (Oregon State University) , Wednesday, November 13, 4 to 5 p.m., “New marine reserves in Oregon: Does the public care? in Owen 102.

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 Room 107.

NEW! Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered on Nov. 14 and Dec. 6.

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.

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

Professional Faculty Job Groupings and Compensation Project information session on Phase 2 of the communication:  Salary Structure for Managers/Supervisors of Professional Faculty:  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/

Immigration Reform and Leadership Transition:  Jaime Arredondo, Ramon Ramirez and Larry Kleinman will discuss PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste/Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United) leadership transition and update on immigration reform update.  PCUN is Oregon’s farmworker union and the state’s largest Latino organization. Event sponsored by OSU’s CL@SE.  Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Waldo 201A.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Vladimir Botchkarev, Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, will present a seminar “Epigenetic regulation of Keratinocyte differentiation and reprogramming” on Wednesday, Nov 13, at  3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: Philip Mote, Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and Oregon Climate Services; Professor, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, will speak on “The latest on future climate change in the Pacific Northwest,” Nov. 13, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

Grazing and climate change: Robert Beschta, OSU Professor Emeritus, will speak about the impact of livestock grazing on Western public lands from a climate change perspective with “Restoring public lands after a century of livestock grazing and a changing climate: is it still possible?. Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

High-speed rail in the Willamette Valley: At the Nov. 14 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Linda Modrell, Benton County commissioner, will discuss plans for a new high-speed train in the valley, including the potential for serving Corvallis. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, 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.

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


News for Employees

NEW! Campus visitors: A Beaver Open House will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 on the OSU campus. Approximately 1,600 guests, including prospective students and their parents and guardians, will be visiting OSU during the day. OSU faculty, staff and students should be advised that parking and dining centers may be more crowded than usual near central campus.

NEW! Martin Luther King, Jr. Events Request: Join us in the 32nd annual celebration on the life and legacy of Dr. King in the spirit of our theme: Uniting Our Powerful Voices, by hosting an event.  Events will take place Jan. 13-24, 2014. We encourage event proposals from diverse organizations and departments, and welcome all students, academic departments, and professional offices to contribute to this celebration. Submissions are due by Nov. 27, 5 p.m. To submit an event: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/mlk

NEW! Enhance your job skills: The Center for Learning & Organizational Development announces its full schedule of soft skills development, management and supervisory skill-building, new employee orientation and well-being workshops available through June 2014. These workshops are free to faculty and staff and designed to develop personal and professional attributes that enhance interactions, job performance and career prospects. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/training/registration to view the schedule and register.

Homestay families sought: Interested in sharing Thanksgiving with an international student?  The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to share their Thanksgiving festivities with international students.  Applications are currently available at https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/myuhds/form/mf/holidayhost.   Hosting application deadline is Friday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.  Hosts will be informed of student placement Monday, Nov. 25.  If you have any questions, please contact homestay@oregonstate.edu.

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 debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 18.

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 was sent out via INFORM on Nov. 5. The survey must be completed by Nov. 19.

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 noon, Nov. 15. http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/classified-and-professional-staff-art-exhibit

Recreational Sports Half term memberships: Half Term memberships to Recreational Sports are now  available for purchase. 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.

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 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.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Human Resources Consultant 1.  Posting # 0011520.  Closes Nov. 17.

Career Services Coordinator – OSU-Cascades invites applicants for a full time (1 FTE) 12-month Career Services Coordinator position.  Posting #0011578. Closes Nov. 18.

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.

Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees position. Posting # 0011535. Closes Nov 30.

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.


Corvallis: “The wild gander leads his flock through the cool night, Ya-honk! he says, and sounds it down to me like an invitation: The pert may suppose it meaningless, but I listen closer, I find its purpose and place up there toward the November sky.” ~ Walt Whitman. Showers today, mainly before 10 a.m., then cloudy, with a slight chance of showers tonight. High of 56, low of 44.

Central Oregon: Rain in the morning, gradually clearing off until sunshine appears this afternoon. High today of 54, low tonight of 35. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport:  Showers this morning, gradually turning to cloudy skies. A few more showers possible tonight and tomorrow. High of 54, low of 45.

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

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