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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

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.

Local entrepreneurs compete in contest (KEZI)

If you’ve seen the ABC TV show Shark Tank, you know it can be difficult to convince investors to believe in your business. But Tuesday night, local entrepreneurs get to do the same kind of thing. They’re pitching to the Oregon State University Venture Accelerator in Corvallis

‘Celebrate Corvallis’ also to honor quality of life contributions (Gazette-Times)

Skip Rung, the founder, president and executive director of ONAMI, and JoAnne and Cliff Trow, longtime community leaders, will receive the Jim and Ruth Howland Special Achievement Award during the event, sponsored by the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce.

Want to attract wild birds to your yard this winter? (Portland Tribune)

In the springtime we focus on providing nesting sites and food for migratory birds, whereas in winter our winter residents and migratory birds still need food, shelter and water,” said Dana Sanchez, wildlife specialist for the Oregon State University Extension Service.

It’s time to stop statin-associated myopathy (Pharmacy Learning Network)

“We found that certain statin drug interactions increased the odds of discontinuing a statin due to new or worsened muscle pain by as much as 80%,” said Dr. Matthew Ito, FCCP, FNLA, professor of pharmacy practice at Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy and president of the National Lipid Association.

Striking pavilion to rise in Bend (Cascade Business News)

The original intent for the project site was to partner with Oregon State University-Cascades to master plan the entire 11 acre property; but that was put on hold until OSU-Cascades is further along in its overall campus planning process, with work on the pavilion structure and site progressing on its own schedule. From the outset, the site’s central location was seen as having great potential for future community and OSU-Cascades student recreation use.

Hundreds of small farmers to gather at annual OSU conference (Ag Weekly)

Hundreds of farmers from throughout Oregon will gather in Corvallis this winter to improve their skills and get inspired for the next growing season. The 14th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference will take place Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Oregon State University.


Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon 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.

Food Science and Technology seminar:  Isin (Sunshine) Karagoz of the OSU Department of Micobiology will speak on “Safety Assurance of Pecans by Irradiation,” Jan. 15, noon in Wiegand Hall 132.

Winter 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Richard Cuenca (Oregon State University) will speak on “Three-and-a-half decades of progress in monitoring soils and soil hydraulic properties,” Wednesday, Jan. 15, noon to 1 p.m. OWEN 101.

NEW! Walking Wednesday: Stop by Dixon Recreation Center for a 30-minute walk on the indoor track. Members and non- members welcome. Every Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 during Winter term. Meet in the RecServices lobby at Dixon west entry. For a weekly reminder e-mail Danielle.caldewell@oregonstate.edu

Forest Ecosystems seminar: Henry Gholz, a candidate for the Department Head of Forest Ecosystems & Society, will give a seminar Jan. 15, 2 to 3 p.m., Richardson Hall 107. For interview schedules, live stream video links, and feedback forms: http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/fes-dh-interview-schedules. Links will be active at the time of the seminars, and available for viewing following the presentations.

NEW! Siena reception: AHA International will hold an informal afternoon reception with Siena site director, Silvia Minucci on Jan. 15 in the Memorial Union’s International Resource Center & Lounge from 3:30 – 5 p.m. This will provide an excellent opportunity to meet with Silvia, former Siena students, and other students interested in studying abroad in Italy.  OSU students, faculty, and staff are welcome. For more information   http://oregonstate.edu/international/studyabroad/programs

Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws and the Sochi Olympics.   This panel discussion will explain and contextualize Russia’s anti-gay laws, explore whether these laws and the 2014 Sochi Olympics warrant a comparison to Nazi Germany and the 1936 games, and open a discussion on the history and implications of anti-gay legislation more broadly. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m.,  MU213.

Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Jim Lichatowich, Fisheries Biologist, Alder Fork Consulting, Columbia City, will speak on “Salmon Management and Salmon Science at a Crossroads.” Jan. 15, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

LGBTQ and civil rights: Prominent LGBTQ Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement, Jan 15, 4 to 5 p.m., MU 208. This presentation provides information on the importance of LGBTQ leaders during the Civil Rights Movement. Participants leave with an expanded knowledge of LGBTQ leaders during the Civil Rights Movement and a deeper understanding of how race, gender and sexuality played a role in the exclusion of these voices.

Jim Day retirement: Enrollment Management will be hosting a retirement celebration for Jim Day, Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hawthorne Suite of Milam Hall.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Please join us to wish Jim a long and happy retirement as we celebrate his 18 years of service to Oregon State University.

Photography reception: Artifacts & Incidents, an exhibit of photography by Nicole Jean Hill, opens Jan. 13 in Fairbanks Gallery. There will be a reception for the artist, free and open to the public at 4:30, Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Music of Hope and Resistance: Historically, music, song, and dance have been the voice for resistance, protest, and hope. Experience music that focuses on slavery, poverty, anti-war movements, women’s rights, gay rights, class struggle, civil liberties, civil rights, economic injustice, politics and wars, and also to resist imperialism and promote revolutionary ideas. Focus will also be on music of hope: idealism, social reform, equal rights, moral improvement, and community activism. Jan. 16, 5 to 7 p.m., Native American Longhouse

Pacific salmon expert Jim Lichatowich:  Lichatowich will speak about his new book, “Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery (OSU Press). Jan. 15, 7 p.m., The Valley Library Rotunda. Historian of science historian Carmel Finley will join Lichatowich for a lively panel discussion.  Audience Q&A. Desserts and refreshments. Books available for purchase and signing.

Upcoming Events

NEW! SEIU meeting: Classified workers will be holding a monthly meeting Jan. 16, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. The agenda includes Sub-local 083’s new constitution and by-laws, upcoming election and nomination procedures and issues surrounding unification. A special General Council has been called for Feb. 1, and a legislative trip scheduled Feb. 17, which also will be discussed.

NEW! Lane County Tack Sale: This event is a 4–H fundraiser for the Lane County Extension 4-H Horse Program. Come out to the Oregon Horse Center at 90751 Prairie Road in Eugene on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $2 per person, 8 and under are free. We have 50 vendors and counting from all over Western and Southern Oregon. It’s going to be BIG! Don’t miss it! www.lanecountytacksale.com

NEW! Students sought for speed friending: INTO OSU and OSU Libraries are hosting a speed friending session Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m., Valley Library. Take a study break and make a new friend. Talk to people from around the world. Free pizza. Registration required: http://bit.ly/osuspeedfriending.

NEW! Kathy Howell retirement:  The College of Forestry will be hosting a retirement celebration for Kathy Howell, Monday, Jan. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Peavy/Richardson Hall 2nd Floor Knuckle.  Please join us to wish Kathy all the best, and recognize her 18 years of invaluable contributions to the College and University community.

NEW! Miller retirement: Linda Miller is retiring as Scheduling Coordinator after more than 30 years of outstanding service to OSU. Her colleagues in the Office of the Registrar invite you to join them in honoring her dedication and achievements, at the Corvallis Depot Passenger Room and Railroad Office (700 S.W. Washington) on Friday, Jan. 31, 4 to 6 p.m., for cake and light hors d oeuvres

Speaking Justice:  Join us for a night of spoken word poetry performed by OSU community and special invited artist: Too Black. Speaking Justice is part of the MLK 2014 Celebration and sponsored by UHDS and the Cultural Resource Centers. Jan. 16, 7 to 9 p.m., MU Lounge

Reception with Kevin Nadal: 4 p.m., Jan. 17, MU 213 For more information, contact  Charlene.Martinez@oregonstate.edu.

Comedy: “The King of Spain’s Daughter,” a one-act comedy by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17-18 in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall. The play is being rescheduled due to December’s snow storm. A matinee performance will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis. Tickets for the Lab Theatre production are $5 and $3 for students, and $6/$8 for the Majestic. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Digital publishing talk: Korey Jackson, new Gray Chair for Innovative Library Services at OSU Libraries and Press, will give a presentation on the future of Digital Publishing at OSU Jan. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Willamette Rooms on the third floor of The Valley Library.

NEW! Literary Northwest Series: Natalie Serber, author of the story collection “Shout Her Lovely Name” (A New York Times “Notable Book” of 2012), and Jay Pontieri, author of Oregon Book Award nominated  “Wedlocked,” will read in the Valley Library Rotunda on Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. A Q&A session and book signing will follow. This reading is sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

NEW! Oregon Sea Grant Director Open Forums : Two candidates for the position of Oregon Sea Grant Director will give presentations on the topic: “The Role of Sea Grant in the Future and Opportunities for Oregon” followed by questions.  Each presentations will take place at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, in the Library Seminar Room, and will be available online live stream with chat, http://live.oregonstate.edu/  from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 21, Mark Sytsma and Jan. 22, Shelby Walker.  More info on the Sea Grant website.

NEW! Center for Teaching 2014 Winter Symposium: Join your colleagues at the Center for Teaching and Learning Winter 2014 Teaching Symposium on Jan. 30. Sessions throughout the day will cover a broad variety of topics, including curriculum design, experiential learning, new media, and student motivation, to name just a few. You’re also invited to a hosted luncheon session around this year’s theme, the Pedagogy of Hope. Check in early and enjoy a continental breakfast. Learn more and register at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/2014-winter-teaching-symposium

NEW! Educational Workshop to Learn about Small-scale Poultry Production: The Oregon State University Extension Service and the Lane Small Business Development Center are partnering to offer an educational class for small-scale and backyard poultry producers.  This class will cover the ins and outs of raising chickens, turkeys and other poultry and is designed for those interested in raising poultry for eggs or for meat. This class will be offered on Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. on the Lane Community College main campus in Eugene.  The cost of the class $35 and pre-registration is required.  To register please call the Lane Small Business Development Center at (541) 463-6200.

Publishing, IRB, and Data Management Workshops at OSU Libraries: The Winter 2014 OSU Libraries Graduate and Faculty Workshop series kicks off with workshops on Preparing Your IRB Submission (Jan. 16), and Intro to Data Management (Jan. 16). Register to save your seat and check out the full slate of offerings this term by visiting: bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions?  Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

TAC Webinar: Blackboard Social Learn, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Blackboard has a new social networking platform that allows users to create profiles and connect with other Blackboard users, whether or not they are enrolled in the same course. Think Facebook for academics. It’s entirely optional for instructors and students. This webinar provides an overview of the features in Social Learn and how you can use them. Thurs. Jan. 16. 9:30-10:20 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/19YH47c

Superfund Research Program seminar highlighting the research of the Trainees each third Thursday at noon in the Hallie Ford Center Room 115. See the first two speakers for Jan. 16 on the SRP blog.

Candidate “vision seminar”: Jeffrey Lockwood, Director Candidate for the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiate, will lecture on “Shamans, Sisyphus, and Shortstops: Imagining Environmental Arts & Humanities at OSU.” Lockwood is an entomologist, philosopher, and writer at the University of Wyoming. He will speak on Jan 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Hallie Ford Center room 115.

The Emergent Learning Commons conference: An annual forum for the study of transformative technologies in education.  Session topics include immersive environments, augmented reality, and robotics.  All are invited at no cost.  Jan. 16-18, 202 Kidder Hall.  Registration and schedule: http://elcommons.org.  Produced by Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC).  Contact Jon Dorbolo.

OSU Divestment meeting:  OSUDivest is a group of students, faculty and staff committed to urging the OSU Foundation to divest its stock holdings in fossil fuel companies. They will meet Jan 16, noon to 1 p.m., Furman 411A.

Is Obamacare the Best We Can Do? At the Jan. 16 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Dr. Mike Huntington, radiation oncologist at Good Samaritan, will discuss current health-care reform efforts. 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 a catered lunch. To reserve a seat, contact nick.houtman@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-0783.

OSU sheep and goat medicine elective: OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hosting a two week course offering necessary medical procedures for small ruminants between February 10-21. Contact Dr. Erica McKenzie, Associate Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine for details if you have sheep or goats that require medical procedures (erica.mckenzie@oregonstate.edu).

Our Powerful Voices in Action Conference: workshops, performance, and dialogue to explore the complexity of identity and tools for creating social change. Free event sponsored by Coalition for Community Dialogue and Project Social Justice. Event schedule and pre-registration on our website. Jan 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in NAL and MU. Information or disability accommodations requests: 541-737-7298, Community.Dialogue@oregonstate.edu Part of OSU MLK Celebration.

News for Employees

NEW! Mom’s Weekend: As Winter Term is in full swing, that means that Moms and Family Weekend is quickly approaching on May 2-4. The Memorial Union Program Coordinators are in the process of planning the program for that weekend, and would love to include any activities that you have going on.  Please send the date, time, and brief description of any activities you have planned to Caitie Karcher or Jessica Hammock no later than 4 p.m. Friday, March 7.

Attention all public employees: The restrictions imposed by the law of the State of Oregon on your political activities are that “No public employee shall solicit any money, influence, service or other thing of value or otherwise promote or oppose any political committee or promote or oppose the nomination or election of a candidate, the gathering of signatures on an initiative, referendum or recall petition, the adoption of a measure or the recall of a public office holder while on the job during working hours. However, this section does not restrict the right of a public employee to express personal political views.” It is therefore the policy of the state and of your public employer that you may engage in political activity except in the context prohibited by state law when on the job during working hours. If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the Office of the General Counsel.

Undergraduate research awards: Oregon State University Libraries is pleased to announce the seventh annual Library Undergraduate Research Award. This award recognizes and rewards OSU undergraduates who, through comprehensive use of the OSU Libraries, demonstrate outstanding research, scholarship, and originality in writing a paper or completing a project. Typically there are two $1000 scholarships awarded.  The deadline for your submission is Jan. 31.

IDEA Drop-In Hours: Interested in studying abroad? Have questions about interning overseas? We encourage students to visit the IDEA Ambassadors in Moreland Hall on Mondays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wednesdays 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. These drop-in hours will be held each week– all students with questions regarding education abroad should consider dropping by. For details and contact information visit http://oregonstate.edu/international/studyabroad/students

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2014. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the University. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission Deadline: Feb. 17.

MLK Day of Service, Registration for the 2014 Martin Luther King Day of Service is open! Students, faculty, staff, and partners and children are all invited to participate in one of our 11 projects on Saturday Jan. 18. Morning, mid-day, and afternoon projects are available. A light breakfast, snacks, and hot lunch will be provided to volunteers. Check in will be located in the McAlexander Field House, and transportation to all projects will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Learn more and register: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/mlk-day-service-projects.


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

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Lane County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, limited duration, .75 FTE, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene. Posting # 0011747. Closes Jan. 15.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Lane County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, limited duration, .46 FTE, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene. Posting # 0011748. Closes Jan. 15.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Klamath County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, limited duration, .46 FTE, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Klamath Falls. Posting # 0011782. Closes Jan. 15.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Douglas County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, limited duration, .45 FTE, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Roseburg. Posting # 0011745. Closes Jan. 15.

Manager of Access Services – Disability Access Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Manager of Access Services position. Posting #0011712. Closes Jan. 16.

Education Program Assistant 2 –  Washington County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, limited duration, .75 FTE, Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Hillsboro. Posting # 0011807. Closes Jan. 17.

HR Technician – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, HR Tech position. Posting #0011802. Closes Jan. 23.

Office Specialist 1- Billing – OSU Student Health Services invites applications for a 12 month full time position. Posting # 0011838 .  Closes Jan 24.

Sponsored Student Programs Manager – International Student Advising and Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Sponsored Student Programs Manager position. Posting #0011735. Closes Jan. 17 (full consideration), Jan. 31.

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.

Marketing Manager – The University Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Marketing Manager position. Posting #0011792. Closes Feb. 3.

4-H Program Outreach Coordinator –  Washington County Extension office invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), 4-H Program Outreach Coordinator position located in Hillsboro. Posting # 0011827. Closes Feb. 7.

Nutritionist/ Health Educator:  Student Health Services is currently seeking applicants for the position of Nutritionist/Health Educator.  This position is 12 month, full time. Posting 0011818. Closes Feb 7.

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.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  Oregon State University Extension service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the Central Oregon Region (Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and Warm Springs), located in Redmond. Posting # 0011824. Closes March 15.


Corvallis:“Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter’s evening, when dusk almost hides the body, and they seem to issue from nothingness with a note of intimacy seldom heard by day.” ~Virginia Woolf.  Areas of fog today, otherwise cloudy with a high of 42 and a low of 30. Dense fog tonight and tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 58 and a low of 31. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today with a high of 59 and a low of 41. Sunny tomorrow.

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

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