OSU Today

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 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.

New worry for college students: Food insecurity (TIME Magazine)

Study author Daniel López-Cevallos, an associate director of research with the Center for Latino/a Studies and Engagement at Oregon State University, says at first his team was surprised by the high number of students who weren’t eating enough, but realized after additional research that it’s a growing problem.

Braunworth to lead OSU horticulture department (Capital Press)

Bill Braunworth is the new head the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University.

OSU uses satellite images to detect underwater volcanic eruptions (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University scientists have discovered how to pinpoint the time and place of underwater volcanic eruptions using satellite images.

More benefits found in Omega-3s (Metro New York)

Omega-3 fatty acids may have an even wider range of health benefits than previously thought, according to a joint study between Oregon State University, Metabolon Inc., Vanderbilt University and Baylor College. Researchers found omega-3s may help ward off fatty liver disease, fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver failure. (see also Pro-Health)

After the flood (Earth Island Journal)

Desiree Tullos, a biological and ecological engineering professor at Oregon State University, measured changes in channel shape and elevation and tracked the movement of sediment through surveys at Gold Ray and Savage Rapids Dams. She found that at Gold Ray the sediment level dropped right above the dam and rose just below it; most of the riverbank erosion occurred immediately upstream and most deposition occurred within the first 2,800 meters downstream.

OSU Food Drive launches Jan. 30 (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University’s annual month-long food drive events are kicking off this week with the first of dozens of creative activities, ranging from soup lunches to film festivals and bake sales. This year’s theme is “Only You Can Stop Hunger” and it runs Jan. 30-Feb. 28.

Author says artisan cheese has come full circle in PNW (Capital Press)

Parr said the book, “Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History,” grew from a sense that her first book, “Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest,” and her blog at pnwcheese.com had just revealed the tip of the iceberg. This one, published fall by Oregon State University Press, allowed her to delve deeper into history, politics, agricultural policy and other topics.

Hermiston OKs land annexation for research (Tri-City Herald)

Oregon State University’s Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center will be able to conduct more research on local crops soon. The Hermiston City Council approved the annexation of 168 acres Monday that will allow the extension center to buy water from the city and Port of Umatilla’s regional water system to irrigate more land for research, according to a news release. The water will be used on land which isn’t currently being farmed.


Citation Manager (EndNote, Mendeley) Workshops at the Valley Library: The OSU Libraries Graduate and Faculty Workshop series continues with sessions on Basic/Advanced EndNote (Jan. 29) and Mendeley (Jan. 30), both useful citation manager tools. Register to save your seat and check out the full slate of offerings this term by visiting: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops

Watercolor Wellness Wednesdays: Come explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Jan. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students on a drop-in basis at the Craft Center.

Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “Texting/Social Media and Your Teen.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s healthy and well-being. RSVP to familyresources@oregonstate.edu. Jan. 29, noon, MU 208.

Department of Food Science and Technology Faculty Seminar:  Lisbeth Goddik will speak on “Applied Research; a Key Component of the OSU Dairy Foods Extension Program,” Jan. 29, noon, Wiegand 132.

Water Resources Seminar Series: Desirée Tullos (Oregon State University) will speak on “Linking fish and fluid behavior: Results from a physical model of turbulence and bioenergetics around large wood in rivers.” Wednesday, Jan. 29, noon to 1 p.m., OWEN 101

Building Beaver Nation At the Jan. 30 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Julie Schwartz of the OSU Alumni Association will discuss efforts to connect with OSU alums in the U.S. and around the world. Triad meets in the AgScience Room at the La Sells Stewart Center, 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.

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.

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 30, noon to 1 p.m., Furman 411a.

Cayuse Admin User Training:  A targeted, free-form training, appropriate for users with a baseline knowledge of the Cayuse System.  Content is largely directed by attendee questions. Designed for regular users of the system such as Research Administrative Support personnel, Grant Coordinators, etc. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2-3:30 p.m. in MU 211

Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Bob Zybach, President, Northwest Maps Company, Cottage Grove, will speak on “Spotted Owls and the Spotty Sciences that Spawned Them: 5 Questions.” Jan. 29, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

Upcoming events

NEW! China Night Tickets Available: Tickets in MU 103 SEAC. Student tickets are $8.50 with OSU ID and Non-student tickets are $10. With card a .25 cent transaction fee. The event is Feb. 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/244498122384011/

NEW! Signing Day: The Oregon State University football program invites Beaver Nation to be a part of the Signing Day Celebration from the Valley Football Center Wed., Feb. 5, the first day high school recruits can sign National Letters of Intent. At 7 a.m., the public is invited to join the football team for breakfast and lunch for the approximately five hours of live programming with the Voice of the Beavers Mike Parker. Parker will interview the Beaver coaching staff, current and future student-athletes as well as other guests. There will also be video presentations throughout the day. Breakfast is $6 between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., while lunch is $8 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. If you can’t be on site, you can follow on osubeavers.com. It’s not too late to sign up for the Signing Day Celebration dinner/auction the evening of Feb. 5 at the Portland Hilton and Executive Towers.

ISOSU Winter Cultural Showcase Auditions: The ISOSU Winter Cultural Showcase takes place Feb. 23. To participate, auditions are being held Jan. 30, 3 to 5 p.m. in MU 208, and Feb. 1, noon to 2 p.m, MU 206. This can include but is not limited to: songs, poems, comedy, skits, and dance.

State of the University: Join Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray as he provides a compelling update on the university’s significant worldwide accomplishments in the past year.  He will also look forward, highlighting how the university’s mission of excellence, innovation and impact will serve Oregon, the nation and the world in 2014. Jan. 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hilton Portland, 921 S.W. Sixth Ave., Portland, 97204. Regular price: $25. OSU Business Roundtable members are free. To register: http://bit.ly/1n9voYu

Flourishing @ OSU! “Flourishing @ OSU” will kick off on Friday with a lecture by Parcella Provence titled “Joy is Not a Four Letter Word”. Other event features include a video, “100 Reasons to Live”. Jan 31, noon to 1:30 p.m., Kidder 202. Cake and beverages provided. Additional “Flourishing @ OSU” lectures will held monthly through May.

Linda 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.

Professional development opportunity: “Money is not enough: Creative rewards for employees” by Glen Fahs of the Cascade Employers Association. The presentation and buffet lunch, sponsored by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) will take place on Feb. 3, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Ag Leaders room, $20 for PFLA members and $40 for non-members. Register by Jan. 29 at http://bit.ly/JZ2Ktf. For more information, contact Emily.Lafon@oregonstate.edu.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Politically Engaged and Objective:  A How-to Guide for Philosophers and Scientists. Join us for the inaugural SHPR lunch bunch of 2014 with philosophy professor Sharyn Clough, co-director of the Phronesis Lab for Engaged Ethics.   Jan. 31, noon in Milam 301.

NEW! Obamacare Community Conversations: SEAC is hosting a Community Conversation centered around one of the biggest issues today: The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Panel of six healthcare and business professionals will discuss their understanding of the ACA, and its effect on society with a discussion to follow. Jan. 31, 2 p.m., MU Journey Room, event is free. https://www.facebook.com/events/196932830504116/

NEW! “Nanotechnology for the Poor: A Look at Energy, Water, Food and Health Technologies.”  Thomas Woodson from the Georgia Institute of Technology. This lecture explores the question of what role nanotechnology may play in the lives of the world’s poor. Sponsored by the School of Public Policy and the Humanitarian Engineering Program. Feb. 3, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 112 Kearney.

NEW! Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) Virtual Annual Meeting: Connected Learning: Opening Pathways, Enabling Collaboration.   You are invited to join us in the Zone for this year’s ELI Virtual Annual Meeting. The content anchors this year include emerging technology, future modeling, and academic transformation; mobile learning; methods for evaluating technology-based instructional innovations; online and blended teaching and learning; etextbooks; and learning analytics. Feb. 3-5, Waldo 320B. Contact: TAC – TAC@oregonstate.edu – 541-737-1852.  View the Virtual Agenda for session topics, times and learn more here: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/eli2014

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

Cultural Exposition: This is an exposition of culture through songs, poems, cultural stories, and presentation of cultural items. Jan. 30, 5 to 6 p.m., International Resource Center.

Speech Communication Colloquium: Elizabeth Root will present her research “Insights into the Differences—Similarities Dialectic in Intercultural Communication from University Students’ Narratives,” on Friday, Jan. 31, from 4  to 5 p.m. in Shepard Hall 101. This study examines the dialectic of cultural differences—similarities and considers pedagogical implications, based on an analysis of 44 university students’ narratives.

“How to Compost in Your Department” Luncheon: Register for this free luncheon on Tuesday, February 4, noon to 1 p.m. to learn about the options you have to compost food scraps in your department. You can reduce waste during the national RecycleMania competition and year-round! Campus Recycling can provide you with all the supplies you need to get started. Register at http://tiny.cc/compostfeb14 by Friday, Jan. 31 if you would like lunch.

Road Trip – Managing Expectations workshop:  Register for a free workshop scheduled for Feb. 5 and designed for employees at all levels of the university. The workshop addresses how the experiences of people are directly connected to met or unmet expectations. Concepts will be captured using a family vacation scenario and can be applied to the workplace, the classroom, or family situations. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/session_view.php?sess_id=2373 to view details and register.

Richard Cuenca Retirement: The Biological and Ecological Engineering Department is hosting a special symposium honor Richard Cuenca’s career, Friday, Feb. 7 from noon-5 p.m. in MU 206. Lunch included from noon-1. Free to students; $40 for non-students.  Email Jennifer.cohen@oregonstate.edu to RSVP.  See more details here: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/91403/

News for Employees

NEW! KBVR FM Receives National Recognition For Excellence: The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System nominated KBVR FM as a finalist in four national award categories, including Best College Radio Station at a university of more than 10,000 students. The station is one of three college radio stations in the country to be nominated for the best station award.

NEW! Graduate scholarship available: The Graduate School is now accepting nominations from departments and programs for the Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship.  The deadline for Nominations is March 10.  Information and nomination instructions are located at: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/finance/awards/oregon-lottery-scholarship.

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 Friday, March 7, by 4 p.m.

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

Charitable Drive: The 2013 annual State of Oregon Charitable Fund Drive will come to an end on Friday, Jan. 31.  This is one way in which OSU employees can make a measurable difference in the communities we live.  So far 146 OSU employees have contributed $82,099. Currently we are 20 percent behind last year’s total contributions of $102,327. We encourage you to make your contribution before the fund drive ends. Visit the OSU Charitable Fund Drive site at http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/to give online or send your personalized form to 2013 CFD, 100 LaSells Stewart Center.

National Innovation Summit Opportunity:  Innovation opportunity for federal agencies and industry includes co-registration for the National SBIR Conference. The state of Oregon and ONAMI have committed to a $20K sponsorship/participation package and will be able to offer significant support to those representing accepted technologies. Technology submissions are due Jan. 31 (simple web form at http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2014/participate/innovation/form.html). Send email to Skip@onami.us for more details.

Bioenergy Scholarships Available: Applications for 2014-2015 academic year are now available for students that plan to pursue the Bioenergy Minor.  The new research-based interdisciplinary minor is open to all majors and provides an introduction to bioenergy concepts and issues.  The deadline for scholarship applications is Feb. 21.  Email tucknotd@onid.oregonstate.edu or visit: http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/bioenergy/bioenergy-minor

Library Undergraduate Research Award: 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 submission is Jan. 31.

OSU climate survey: You are requested to participate in Oregon State University’s first annual climate survey:

http://osuvalleylibrary.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0PACXTUyuqjeI5L   It should only take about 10 minutes and will  gather ongoing, longitudinal information about the workplace climate for OSU employees both in Corvallis and across the state.  The survey will provide a baseline to use for future surveys to assess progress in maintaining respectful work environments that promote success for all, and to help determine where to focus our efforts.   The information will be anonymous and all results will be reported in aggregate numbers. The Office of Equity and Inclusion will share the results with the community and will facilitate improvement efforts.  For more information contact Roni Sue at 541-737-0868.

College of Liberal Arts Scholarships Applications are now available: Please direct interested CLA students to http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/scholarships. The application deadline Friday, March 21, 5 p.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to write letters or recommendations for students. Questions about scholarships can be emailed to liberalarts@oregonstate.edu

ARTMARKS 2014: OSU Craft Center Instructors “Crafting a Community”  An art exhibit Featuring: Ceramics, Glass, Photography, Printmaking, Fine Woodworking, Fiber Arts, Metal Work & Mixed Media at the Memorial Union Concourse Gallery through Jan. 30.  Gallery info:muart Craft Center info: craftcenter 541-737-2937


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

The University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Director-UHDS for Assessment position. Posting # 0011848 . Closes Jan. 29.

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 OSU Library invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Marketing Manager position. Posting #0011792. Closes Feb. 3.

Administrative Program Specialist- Referral Coordinator – OSU Student Health Services invites applications for a 12 month full time Referral Coordinator. Posting # 0011861 .  Closes Feb. 3.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Baker County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, (0.35 FTE), Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Baker City. Posting # 0011857. Closes Feb. 3.

Public Info Representative 2 – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0), 12-month position. Posting #0011826. Closes Feb. 3.

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.

Senior Projects Manger – Oregon State University (OSU) – Cascades, in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Senior Projects Manager position. Posting #0011870. Closes Feb. 4.

Accountant 2 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Accountant 2 position. Posting #0011886.  Full consideration date is Feb. 6. Closes Feb. 13.

Office Specialist 2-  The School of  Public Policy, Economics Program invites applications for a 12 month full time position. Posting # 0011846 .  Closes Feb 7.

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.

The College of Education is currently recruiting for a part time Office Specialist 2 position , For more information please see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, Posting #: 0011879.  Closes Feb. 8.

Accountant 2 – The Oregon University System, Treasury Operations Division invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Accountant 2 position.  Posting #0011852.  Closes Feb. 10.

Accountant 1– The Office of Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),  12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011876. Closes Feb. 10.

Accountant 1-Business Affairs/Payroll-Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting # 0011876. Closes Feb.10.

Community Outreach Director – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Community Outreach Director position. Posting #0011888. Closes Feb. 12.

CPO Outreach Educator – Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) CPO Outreach Educator position that will serve the Metro Region. Posting 0011851. Closes Feb. 14.

Coordinator – Outreach Program –  Oregon State Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Coordinator – Outreach Program and Program Leader position that will serve the Extension Warm Springs.  Posting # 0011893. Closes Feb. 16.

Student Success Manager – Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Student Success Manager position. Posting #0011892. Closes Feb. 16.

Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian– Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure track position. Posting #0011855. Closes Feb. 21.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0011895. Closes Feb. 24.

Assistant Professor –  Oregon State Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor position in Southern Willamette Valley Field Cropping Systems.  This position is 0.75 FTE tenure track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed term funding; or it can be a 9-month 1.00 FTE (tenure track) with 2 months of summer salary covered with recurring fixed term funding. Posting # 0011899. For full consideration, apply by Feb. 28. Closes March 14.

Department Head – The Department of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as head of the department.  Posting #0011837.  Full consideration date is Feb. 28 and closing date is March 14.

Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by March 1.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the South Central Oregon Region (Klamath and Lake Counties). Posting 0011856.  Closes March 15.

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.

Three Summer Positions Open:  4-H Camp Skills Instructors. Teaching at Oregon 4-H Center near Salem. Wage, room and board provided. Job description and application at: http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/4h-camping

Traffic and Maintenance

Lock & Key Shop: Due to mandatory staff training, the Access, Lock & Key Shop will have a delayed opening Thursday, Jan. 30.The shop will open promptly at 12:30 p.m. and will close at its normal time of 3:30 p.m.


Corvallis: Days of rain may make you want to unleash your inner super villain, but there may be sun by the end of the weekendShowers today with a high of 51 and a low of 38. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Rain with a chance of snow later today. High of 47, low of 32. Slight chance of snow tomorrow.

Newport: Showers today with a high of 50 and a low of 42. Chance of showers tomorrow.

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

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