The problem prompted Oregon State University to hire a honeybee research specialist, Ramesh Sagili, in 2009. Farm groups and the state Legislature providing funding to hire Sagili.
More adults ‘fail to launch,’ making parenthood too pricey? (Wall Street Journal)
Today’s young adults are more like their grandparents in leaving home at older ages, much later than baby boomers, says a study co-authored by Richard Settersten, a professor of human development and family science at Oregon State University.
Hatcheries are also frequently used to bolster weak fish populations. But an Oregon State University study last year was the latest evidence showing hatchery fish cause genetic problems for their wild-born cousins.
Voters are being asked to decide the future of the Oregon State University Extension Service in Lane County.
The bi-valve effect (Science Centric)
Using mathematical modelling and data from natural populations, Guichard and his colleagues, Dr Tarik Gouhier and Dr Bruce A. Menge at Oregon State University, found a phenomenon similar to the ‘butterfly effect,’ whereby the actions of one individual can cause a series of chain reactions.
OSU student work showcased Thursday (Gazette-Times)
The academic achievements of of Oregon State University undergraduates will be highlighted Thursday with “Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence,” a showcase of research, innovation, creativity and scholarship.
Lecture series ends with field trip (Gazette-Times)
The concluding event of the 2010 Starker Lectures at Oregon State University is a field trip Friday that will allow participants to explore the ecosystem services provided by farms and forests.
A forum is being held to give participants an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) process/guidelines. The forum will be designed for department heads and chairs, as well as chairs of department and/or college level P&T committees and will be held today from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the MU Journey Room. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
A historian will address the ways communication changed and evolved before the Civil War, and suggest some ways of thinking critically about the relationship between technological innovation and social change, in a lecture today. The free public lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way, Corvallis. It is the third lecture in the 2009–10 American Culture & Politics speaker series. David Henkin’s talk is titled “What is a Communications Revolution? (And Did One Take Place Before the Civil War?)”
“Joseph Smith & the Beginnings of Mormonism: A look at the unique origins of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”: Film and lecture by Dr. Tom Sherry, director of the Corvallis Institute of Religion, 7 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.
NEW! Dr. Adam Schwartz, post-doctoral fellow in the Medical Spanish for Heritage Learners Project at The University of Texas-Pan American will be sharing his experience with an innovative service-learning project in the Texas border region. His talk, “Elevating ‘low’ language for high stakes: Medical Spanish for the heritage speaker,” will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 in the Willamette Room of the Valley Library. This presentation is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures with the support of the Association of Latin American Students.
NEW! James Carrington will present his Distinguished Professor Lecture: Genomes, Small RNA, and Why Basic Science Matters at 10 a.m. May 5 in the MU Journey Room. At 2 p.m. on May 5 Balz Frei will present his Distinguished Professor Lecture: Micronutrient Research for Optimum Health: 13 Years and Counting as Primus Inter Pares of the Linus Pauling Institute, in the MU Journey Room. Both lectures are free and open to everyone, and will be available for online viewing during the presentation and archived afterwards at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/powered-by-orange . For more information about Recognizing Excellence activities visit http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/recognizing-excellence .
NEW! PFLA Monthly meeting May 5 in MU 211 at noon: Everything you wanted to know about Web Tools! Please join us for our monthly meeting and listen to Laurie Bridges share information on Collaborative Web Tools. Such as: Wiki, Doodle, Google Docs, You Tube, iTunes, Flickr, Slideshare, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and others.
NEW! May 6, Sally Collins, Director of the the US Department of Agriculture, Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets, will give the Starker Lecture Series capstone lecture, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Auditorium.
NEW! Author Robin Cody will present a reading on Friday, May 7, 7 p.m. at the Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison. His new book, “Another Way the River Has: Taut True Tales from the Northwest” is just released from OSU Press. Open and free to the public. Cosponsored by OSU Press, Grass Roots Books & Music, and The Arts Center.
NEW! The rich and diverse scholarship of Oregon State University undergraduates will be highlighted May 6 with “Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence,” a showcase of research, innovation, creativity and scholarship. The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom on campus, will feature 60 student exhibits from eight colleges.
NEW! All shoppers face the same questions, whether for home or factory: recycled or new? Which has the least environmental impact? At the May 6 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty lunch club, Zhaohui Wu of OSU’s College of Business will talk about reducing the environmental impact of global production. Guests are welcome and can reserve a seat by calling Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783.
NEW! The College of Education presents the annual Carpenter Lecture at 7 p.m., May 7 in the MU Journey Room. Mary F.T. Spilde, PhD, President of Lane Community College, will talk about “Community College: The Hopeful Enterprise”. Reception immediately following. This presentation can be viewed live and archived after the event at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/powered-by-orange
NEW! Entrepreneur in Residence Lecture Series, May 20. Austin Entrepreneurship Program and the Department of Food Science and Technology are hosting the Entrepreneur in Residence Lecture Series presentation “Makin’ a List and Checkin’ it Twice,” given by Bob Moore, Founder, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc. Hear Bob’s story of turning his talent for tinkering with machinery into the multi-million dollar business he gave away on his 81st birthday. Lecture,, noon to 1:20 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall; Faculty Luncheon (free and open to all faculty), 1:30-3 p.m. 5th Floor Boardroom, Weatherford Hall. Please RSVP; Fireside Chat (free and open to all students) 3-4 p.m. Trysting Tree Conference Room. Space limited. RSVP. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary McKillop at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference this event. This event is sponsored by the Roger and Sharon Detering Agricultural Entrepreneurship Fund.
NEW! Experiences in Entrepreneurship OSU Faculty Luncheon Series presented by the Austin Entrepreneurship Program. “Adventures and Misadventures in Starting and Growing a Company ,” Dennis Hruby, Chief Scientific Officer at SIGA and Professor of Microbiology at Oregon State University. Hruby will describe his adventures and misadventures in starting and growing his biopharmaceutical company, SIGA. He will provide an overview of SIGA Technologies and their efforts to supply countermeasures to the Strategic National Stockpile. SIGA is now considered a leading drug development company in the biodefense arena and its total revenues for 2009 were $13.8 million.May 18, noon to 1:30 p.m. Trysting Tree Conference Room D107, Weatherford Hall. Brown bag lunch. AEP provides beverages
Free and open to all faculty. Please RSVP to RSVPAEP@bus.oregonstate.edu and reference this event. For more information e-mail or call 541-713-8044.
Portland multidisciplinary artist MK Guth will speak about her work, which includes video, photography, sculpture, and participatory performance art, on May 5 at Oregon State University. The free public event will start with a reception for the artist at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture. It is at the Construction and Engineering Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St.
To all of you Food Network-Iron Chef-Cooking Competition Fans: the OSU Power-Up Challenge is holding a Food Competition Event at the Dixon Recreation Lower Classroom kitchen on Wednesday May 5 (Cinco De Mayo) from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., hosted by the First Alternative Co-op. Featured Challenger teams will compete to create a healthy, attractive Latin-themed snack made with local, organic and gluten free Co-op ingredients. Spectators will have an opportunity to taste these creative dishes and vote on their favorite one! Join us for some fun, prizes and learn how to easily prepare healthy, sustainable fare!
Cascades Campus’ annual “It’s in the Bag” lecture series continues on May 5 with a presentation titled “Bringing Civility Back” that explores the tenor of our conversations nationwide. The lunchtime lecture will be given by Natalie Dollar, Ph.D., of OSU-Cascades’ liberal studies program. “It’s in the Bag” lectures are free and no reservation is needed. Complimentary beverages will be available. Audience members are asked to pick-up a free parking pass from the main office before parking. For more information visit http://www.osucascades.edu/lunchtime-lectures or contact 541-322-3100 or email@example.com.
OSU Libraries is holding a Creative Commons workshop on Wednesday, May 5 from 2 to 3 p.m. Wondering what Creative Commons is? Wondering if Creative Commons replaces copyright? Wondering how Creative Commons can be used in the academic setting? Then this workshop is for you The workshop will be held in the Autzen classroom on the 2nd (main) floor of the Valley Library. To register visit: http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656
Felicia Cohn, director of medical bioethics for Kaiser Permanente Orange County, will speak on health care reform at 7 p.m., May 6, at Oregon State University. Sponsored by the Hundere Endowment in Religion and Culture, Cohn’s talk is titled “The Principle of Justice: What You Need to Know to Understand Health Care Reform.” The free public event will be held in Kearney Hall Room 112, 1491 S.W. Campus Way.
Sally Collins, Director, USDA Office of Environmental Markets, will speak from 3:30 to 5 p.m. May 6 at the LaSells Stewart Center on “Next Generation Conservation: Investing in Ecosystem Services.” This Starker Lecture is free and open to the public.
2010 Author Recognition Celebration: Come celebrate and support the remarkable range of literary contributions made by the OSU Faculty in 2009. The celebration will be held in the Library rotunda on May 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The event is presented by the OSU Libraries in association with The Office of the Provost. Six authors will present on their work. Light refreshments provided. To see a full list of new books published by OSU faculty and staff in 2009 visit http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/recognizing-excellence.
Markus Horning with the OSU Marine Mammal Institute will be speaking on “Threats to Seals & Sea Lions in a Changing Ocean” Monday, May 10 at Science Pub Corvallis. The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. At Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. How can we promote effective management and recovery of protected species sometimes interlinked through complex, multi-species predator-prey relationships? What are the roles and impact of research, rescue and rehabilitation programs on these charismatic yet difficult to monitor marine mammals?
News for Employees
NEW! Faculty are invited to meet with President Ray in small group sessions to discuss issues of interest or concern. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing, especially as we deal with the current economic downturn; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information: name, email, department/unit, faculty rank and rank order of below dates.
May 7, 2 to 3 p.m.
NEW! Prescription drug turn-in event. Do you have unwanted medications around your home? Help protect your family and the environment by disposing of them at this free public collection event. Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a drive-through event at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 S.W. 53rd St., in front of the Carriage House. Prescriptions only, no syringes or other medical items will be collected.
NEW! Corvallis AAUW is offering scholarships to two deserving women who reside in Linn or Benton County, and are 25 years of age or older. The scholarships will be for the 2010-2011 academic year. A $750 scholarship will offered to a woman attending Linn Benton Community College seeking a certificate or degree, and a $1,000 scholarship to a woman attending Oregon State University seeking an undergraduate degree. To apply, download and print the corresponding application form, the resume form, two reference forms, and a financial budget form from the AAUW website, www.corvallis-aauw.org . Application deadline is May 7. Send to Jan Rounds, 3111 NW Norwood Pl., Corvallis, OR 97330. For questions or information please contact Jan Rounds: email@example.com
The Linn Benton Employers Partnership for Diversity invites you to its final workshop of the 2009-10 season on May 14 at the Adair Club House, 6097 N.E. Ebony Lane. Ann Schauber and Sunil Khanna will present “Cross-Cultural Communication: Communicating Effectively in a Multicultural Workplace.” This special event will be presented in two sessions – a half-day session will run from 9:00 a.m. until noon, and will continue from 1 to 4 p.m. for those interested in a more in-depth experience. You may register for the morning session, or attend the whole day event. Lunch is provided for those attending all day. Don’t miss this opportunity, available at no charge to OSU employees. To register or request accommodation: Salvador.Miramontes@co.benton.or.us by May 5. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in participating in da Vinci days this year? OSU has its very own exhibit area, Discover OSU, and we are looking for all types of exhibitors -science, engineering, art…..There is room for everyone! Last year, over 23,000 visitors walked through the gates and Discover OSU was a huge hit. To learn more about da Vinci Days, check the last year’s article from Portland Writing Examiner and visit the da Vinci Days web site (http://www.davinci-days.org/). If you would like to have a booth in Discover OSU, send an e-mail to Kate Sanders at email@example.com and she will send you a registration form (registration ends May 15). Article from Portland Writing Examiner: http://ww.examiner.com/x-16045-Portland-Writing-Examiner~y2009m7d21-Da-Vinci-Days-annual-Corvallis-summer-festival-lives-up-to-its-name
It’s still all about M.E. That’s right, the Merchant Expo is happening at the LaSells Stewart Center June 3. Find out additional information and register at http://pacs.oregonstate.edu/merchantexpo/ Those registering before May 28 will have a chance to win a $100 Fred Meyer gift card.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Spring 2010 Workshops: All teaching faculty, staff, and graduate assistants welcome. Registration is required for all workshops. Using Clickers as an Effective Pedagogical Tool, May 5, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Milam 215. Presented by Viktoriya Oliynyk, CTL Graduate Teaching Assistant. This workshop will assist instructors at all levels of experience with clickers (also called Response Systems) in developing best practices for incorporating clickers in their teaching. Clickers can be used in higher education in a variety of ways to improve teaching and to enhance learning. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl, send an e-mail to CTL@oregonstate.edu, or call 541-737-2804.
The Commission on the Status of Individuals with Disabilities (COSID) is accepting nominations for the 2010 OSU Award for Outstanding Service to Persons with Disabilities at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/awards/nom/disabilities/ . This award recognizes individuals who advocate the inclusion, accommodation, and respect of persons with disabilities and who foster and promote their full participation in all aspects of the campus community. The nomination deadline is May 15. Review the criteria at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/awards/nom/disabilities/criteria.html and submit nomination information to Paula Dungjen at firstname.lastname@example.org , COSID Awards Committee Chair.
The College of Forestry has douglas fir logs that were used in a research project, and are now ready to be converted to firewood to benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share. On May 8 a group of volunteers from the college will be cutting, splitting, and delivering the firewood. For a $140/cord donation to the Linn-Benton Food Share, you can have the wood delivered to your house. If you are interested in ordering firewood, or would like to volunteer labor, please contact Terralyn Vandetta at email@example.com, 541-737-8428.
PERS Workshops. PERS will be on campus on May 6, offering two different workshops. “1 Year to Retirement” workshop for Tier 1 & Tier 2 members from 2:30pm-5:30 p.m. and an “Early Career” workshop for OPSRP members or employees that may become OPSRP members from 1 to 2 p.m. Both workshops will be located in Memorial Union Room 208. To register for these workshops or to obtain information about these or other workshops, visit the Office of Human Resource website at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/workshops.html
The OSU Office of Human Resources is recruiting for two Human Resources Consultant 1 positions to work in the Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC). Full-time, 12-month fixed-term positions. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs . Posting #0005610. Closing date May 14, 2010. OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.
The College of Science at Oregon State University invites applications for an Advisor-Academic/Pre-Health. This is a full-time,1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term position. For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting#0005550. Apply by05/13/10. OSU is an AA/EOE.
BSG Systems Development Engineer – OSU’s College of Business, Business Solutions Group (BSG) is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Professional Faculty. This position designs, organizes, and manages software development and student instruction efforts in providing services for large public sector client projects. Experience with the .Net framework of application development and an interest in student learning is important. Experience may include design and development, requirements management, and instruction. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs and search for posting #0005604. Full consideration date is May 16, and closing date May 23.
BSG Test Engineer – OSU’s College of Business, Business Solutions Group (BSG) is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Professional Faculty. This position organizes, manages and runs product tests for technology vendors and oversees student efforts in performing such. Experience in product development and testing is important. This experience may be in either hardware or software and should include actual design, testing, or quality assurance responsibility. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs and search for posting #0005603. Full consideration cate is May 16, and closing date May 23.
The OSU University Administrative Business Center (UABC) is recruiting for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month Human Resources Consultant 1 to perform a full-range of personnel related services for the Center. For a complete job announcement and application instructions, please go to: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs , posting #0005585. Closing date May 10. OSU is an AA/EOE.
Human Resources Coordinator, Professional- College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, full-time (1.0 FTE). To review posting 0005592 and
apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Internal to OSU and OUS. Closing date is May 14. OSU is an AA/EOE.
OSU Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking an experienced Diving Safety Officer (DSO). This is a .75 time position and salary is commensurate with education and experience. The DSO is responsible for, but not limited to, the oversight and conduct of OSU academic and research diving operations and will provide diving instruction to faculty, staff, and graduate students. To apply and for a complete position announcement see: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp. Posting # 0005451. Closes May 9. OSU is AA/EOE.
Employer Relations Coordinator, Career Services, Oregon State University. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, cultivating and strengthening recruiting relationships between Career Services and employing organizations and providing leadership for all phases of the planning and implementation of career fairs and other employer relations events and activities. This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position. Annual full-time salary range is $36,000 – $40,000 depending on education and experience. Preferred qualifications include a Master’s degree in Business, Human Relations/ Personnel Management, College Student Personnel Administration or related areas. 2 years related work experience, and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #0005579. Closing Date: May 24. OSU is an AA/EOE and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.
Information Technology Consultant – ID Center, Office of Business Affairs, Oregon State University, F/T, $2782-4921/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing Date: May 11. OSU is an AA/EOE.
INTO Oregon State University is currently recruiting for an IT Manager. This technical position is responsible for managing the integration of OSU academic systems to meet the needs of INTO OSU. The IT Manager is required to pro-actively manage and take ownership of assigned systems issues and development projects involving the student information system and related systems. This position will interface with INTO OSU employees to understand systems issues, document change requests and gather technical requirements; at the same time the position will also interface with OSU technical teams to manage the delivery of change requests and represent INTO OSU’s technical voice in university technical discussions. For complete job description, and additional information regarding this position, please contact Rhonda Maillard, Human Resources Manager at 541-737-8899 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is May 12.
The Department of Recreational Sports is recruiting for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month Wellness Education & Outreach Coordinator to develop and deliver educational forums and messages for the OSU campus community. For a complete job announcement and application instructions, please go to: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #0005591. Closing date is May 14. OSU is an AA/EOE.
INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is recruiting for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month International Student Advisor to provide immigration advising and student service support to international students studying at INTO OSU. For a complete job announcement and application instructions, please go to: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #0005525. Closing date is May 9. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The OSU Forestry and Oceanic & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is recruiting for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month Human Resources Consultant 2 to perform a full-range of personnel related services for the Center. This is an internal search, open to current, regular status OSU employees only; job start date July 1, 2010. For a complete job announcement and application instructions, please go to: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #0005572. Closing date May 7. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The Department of Statistics at Oregon State University invites applications for a Faculty Research Assistant for statistical consulting. This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position providing statistical consulting services to university researchers. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Although the appointment is expected to be full-time (1.0 FTE), the department will consider requests for reduced FTE (to 0.75). For complete announcement and/or to apply, visit web site http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. posting #0005496. Note that the application must include cover letter, resume/vita and names/phones of three professional references. Closing date May 5. OSU is an AA/EOE.
Admissions Advisor, Office of Admissions at Oregon State University. F/T. Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a relevant discipline and 1-2 years professional, student or volunteer work experience related to student services, student recruitment/outreach or leadership at a regionally accredited 2 or 4 year not-for-profit college or university and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs . Apply to posting #0005537. Closing date is May 21. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The Department of Extension & Experiment Station Communications is seeking a Publishing Manager to join our team. This is a full-time professional faculty position with full benefits. Salary is commensurate upon education and experience. This person provides advice and leadership for educational publishing in its broadest form, including print, online, multimedia, and new media, as well as editing, design, and production of educational products. To apply and for a complete position announcement see: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56424.Closing Date: May 7.
Traffic and Maintenance
Memorial Place: Due to the Engineering Expo & Robo Palooza Open House in and around the Kelly Engineering Center, the south end of Memorial Place (between Kelly Engineering and Bexel Hall) will be temporarily closed. This shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. on May 14 and should end by 6 p.m.
17th Street: Due to electrical construction associated with the INTO/OSU project, the west side of 17th Street, between May Way and A Avenue will be closed to street parking. Please be advised that parking on the east side of 17th Street will be open. Work will begin at 7 a.m., May 5 and will be completed by 5 p.m., May 24.
Corvallis: Yesterday’s wind brought down some branches, and the hail drove folks indoors, but today looks a little calmer, with only a 40 percent chance of showers. Today’s high will reach 55 with an overnight low of 35. We may see a bit more sunshine tomorrow, but thunderstorms are also on the horizon. Meanwhile, May the Fourth be with you.
Central Oregon: Another uneventful day in weather, or so it seems with highs hovering between 40 and 50 degrees, a low somewhere in the chilly regions near 25, and a chance of snow; ho-hum. Nothing at all exciting to report until a potentially warm and sunny Thursday may make up for an overly overcast week.