OSU Today

Thursday, Dec. 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.

As Lionfish invade the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, conservationists say “Eat up’ (Scientific American)

Stephanie Green, a research fellow at Oregon State University, reported the derby results to the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) in Corpus Christi, Texas, in November.

OSU ag college enrollment growing (Capital Press)

He’s been on the job less than two years, but Dean Dan Arp is working up a good story to tell about the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University.

Pipes burst on OSU campus (KEZI)

Monday, the first day of final examinations was cancelled because of the stormy weather. On Tuesday, frozen water pipes put Oregon State University in more of a disarray.

DNA biology and bioinformatics summer camp for high school students at Oregon State University (Gramene News)

The STEM Academy and Jaiswal laboratory at Oregon State University co-organized a week long (July 15-19, 2013) DNA Biology and Bioinformatics summer camp for high school students.

UO student tackle’s ACA’s complications (Register-Guard)

At Oregon State University, the quarterly student health fee is $124. Students don’t pay extra to see a clinician, but they still have to come up with money for any tests or procedures.

Chelton receives 2013 award for achievements in ocean remote sensing (Business Ownership)

NASA and the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) presented the 2013 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing to Dudley B. Chelton, distinguished professor of Earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. (see also USGS)


NEW! Faculty senate: The Dec. 12, Faculty Senate agenda can be viewed online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2013/1212/index.html. The meeting is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., in the LaSells Stewart Construction and Engineering Hall. Faculty Senate meetings are open to the public.

Staff Art Show:  Currently on display in the LaSells Stewart Center Galleria, and up through most of January, this exhibit showcases the creativity of your co-workers!  All are welcome to join for the opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 5 – 7 p.m.   Contact University Events if you would like more information.

Upcoming events

NEW! OSU Beaver Store End of Term Sale: The usual “Ballroom Sale” is going on now at the OSU Beaver Store across from Gill Coliseum.  Big discounts on Beaver Gear.  Sale goes through Saturday, Dec. 14.

Poinsettia plant sale: Now through Dec. 13, the OSU horticulture club is offering poinsettias for sale in the East greenhouses from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Plants are $12 each or three for $30.

Scheuermann retirement: Tom Scheuermann is retiring as Director of University Housing & Dining Services after 20 years as leader of the department and 23 years of service to Oregon State. Scheuermann plans to continue to be part of the OSU community through teaching in the College Student Services Administration (CSSA) graduate program. UHDS invites friends and colleagues to join in honoring and thanking Tom at a reception from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Dec. 13, in the Memorial Union Lounge.

Gregory retirement: Stan Gregory, Distinguished Professor, is retiring after 32 years on the faculty of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Due to weather and OSU closure, the informal reception honoring Stan’s many years at OSU is being rescheduled for Friday, Dec 13, from 2-4 p.m. in Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Room 20. (3200 SW Jefferson Way, just west of Richardson Hall)

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Twitter discussion: Three OSU Tweeters will share their knowledge, expertise, and advice. Dec. 17, noon to 1 p.m., Linus Pauling Science Center (LPSC) seminar room 402.

Diversity workshop: “Welcoming Diversity: Valuing the Differences Among Us” registration is open. Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., MU 206. This interactive day-long workshop uses the award winning National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) community building model. Facilitated and sponsored by the OSU Campus Coalition Builders, Division of Student Affairs. Details and pre-registration (required) at  http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/85402/.

Library Faculty Association Seminar Series: Amanda Whitmire, Data Management Specialist at OSULP, will present “Research Data Services at OSU Libraries and Press: What’s the Story?” on Dec. 13, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dec. 13 in the Willamette Rooms (Third Floor) Valley Library.  This seminar is intended to be a “Who, what, when, where, why and how?” about research data services for audiences including faculty and staff within OSULP and the wider campus community.

Winter Break Workshops: Give yourself the gift of time to learn a new skill or research tool this Winter Break, Dec. 16-17, at the Valley Library. Check out Zotero, EndNote and Mendeley. Learn how to use Qualtrics survey software. Dive into data management or digital humanities. But wait…there’s more! Check out the full schedule of workshop offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

News for Employees

NEW! Foundation creates advisory committee for public input on investments: The OSU Foundation Board of Trustees is establishing an Advisory Committee for Public Input on Investments comprised of foundation trustees and staff who will hear presentations from stakeholder groups. To learn more: http://bit.ly/18nUdLV

OSU Today reminder: Starting next week, OSU Today switches to a holiday schedule. There will be editions of OSU Today on Dec. 16 and Dec. 30, with daily issues resuming Jan. 7, the first day of Winter Term. There will be no OSU Today the week of Dec. 23-27. Deadline for the Dec. 16 issue is Friday at 4 p.m.

Animal Connection: Animal stories from the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine in the latest edition of Animal Connection online newsletter: ‘Sweetie’ Goat Encourages Breast Cancer Awareness, Team Effort Saves Dog and Ten Puppies, Laser Therapy May Alleviate Pet Pain, A Wooly Ordnance Disposal Team.

AOP Toy Drive for CARDV: The Association of Office Professionals are collecting toys for the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) this Holiday Season. Please donate unwrapped toys by Thursday, Dec. 12 by 5 p.m. at University Plaza Suite 250. For more information and types of toys please visit the AOP website: oregonstate.edu/aop or contact Laura Frye at (541) 737-8732

Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Dec. 23 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Winter 2013-2014. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

Traffic and Maintenance

Jefferson Street Closure: Due to utility work for the Memorial Union, Jefferson street from Waldo to 26th will be closed Dec. 16-27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sackett Place: Due to continued work at the new Classroom Building site, Sackett Place will be closed through Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.


To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

OSU is seeking applicants for the Director of Public Safety. Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0011654. Closes Dec. 12.

Manager, Conference Services: University Conference Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month position. Posting #0011627. Closes Dec. 12.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hiring for a Veterinary Technician 3 position.  Posting #0011659. Full consideration date Dec. 5. Closes Dec. 12. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Yamhill County Extension office invites applications for a part-time .20 FTE, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in McMinnville. Posting # 0011667. Closes Dec. 13.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Douglas County Extension office invites applications for a part-time .45 FTE, Limited Duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Roseburg. Posting # 0011669. Closes Dec 13.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Union County Extension office invites applications for a part-time .15 FTE, Intermittent, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in La Grande. Posting # 0011636. Closes Dec 13.

Financial Aid Advisor – Financial Aid/Scholarships invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Financial Aid Advisor position. Posting #0011634. Closes Dec. 15.

Office Specialist 1-Insurance-Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month OS1 in Insurance/Billing/Patient Accounts.  Posting #0011674   Closing Date:  Dec. 16.

E-Learning Game Designer – Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  E-Learning Game Designer position. Posting #0011655. Closes Dec. 18.

Program Representative 1 –Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Program Representative 1 position. Posting #0011692. Closes Dec. 22.

Research Evaluation & Planning Coordinator –Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Research Evaluation & Planning Coordinator position. Posting #0011651. Closes Dec. 22.

Corporate Business Manager –Professional and Noncredit Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Corporate Business Manager position. Posting #0011673. Closes Dec. 25.

Assistant Director of Operations and Communications –Office of the Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Director of Operations and Communications position. Posting #0011691. Closes Dec. 29.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  Grant County Extension office invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE, Assistant Professor (Practice) position located in John Day. Posting # 0011670. Closes Jan. 1, 2014.

Executive Assistant – The College of Science Dean’s Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant to the Dean position. Posting # 0011689.  Closes Jan. 2.

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 Jan. 3.

Office Coordinator – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Office Coordinator position.  Posting # 0011677. Closes for full consideration apply by Jan 5.

Assistant Director – The Office of Institutional Research is recruiting for a full-time, 12 month, fixed term Assistant Director of Institutional Research. Requires at least 4 years of experience as a senior analyst in an institutional research office. Posting # 0011576. Closes Jan. 31, 2014.

Director of the School of Arts & Communications – College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of the School of Arts & Communications.  Posting #0011676.  For full consideration, apply by Feb. 7, 2014.


Corvallis: It’s a wintery wonderland out there, but by tomorrow it should start to disappear. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the southern Willamette Valley, including Corvallis, as freezing rain is possible between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. tonight. The day will start out with freezing fog, and we could see sleet by afternoon as well. High today of 33, low tonight of 32. Friday looks warmer and a bit rainy.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today, and rain or snow tonight. High of 42, low of 26. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Rainy today with a high of 44 and a low of 43. Showers tomorrow.

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

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