“Given our findings, especially in light of other observational studies published in the last decade, I think it’s time to start shifting the discourse around home birth in this country,” said Melissa Cheyney, a medical anthropologist at Oregon State University and lead author on the study. “We need to start focusing on who might be a good candidate for a home or birth center birth and stop debating whether women should be allowed to choose these options.
City and OSU sign agreement (Bend Bulletin)
Officials with the city of Bend and Oregon State University-Cascades Campus say a new agreement they recently signed will help guide the rapid development of the first phase of the new campus over the next 18 months. (see also Oregonian, Gazette-Times)
Old trees branch out (Radio New Zealand)
In contrast to popular view, the oldest and biggest trees around the world are actually increasing their growth rates and sequestering more carbon as they age. Bryan Crump talks to the Richardson Chair of Forest Science at Oregon State University, Professor Mark Harmon.
“In addition to the aviation component of UAS, there is real intellectual property value in the sensor technology and the data analysis that spins off from it,” said Rick Spinrad, vice president for research at Oregon State University and board president of OR-UAS.
Imagine getting stuck in a confined space and not being able to get out. The Corvallis Fire Department says it gets called out to such scenarios, and crews need to be as prepared as possible when it does happen. On Thursday, the department conducted a drill at Oregon State University to practice rescue techniques for such situations.
“Based on other research that’s been done, we expected some amount of food concerns among college students,” said study author Daniel López-Cevallos, an associate director of research at Oregon State University, in a press release. “But it was shocking to find food insecurity of this severity. Several recent trends may be combining to cause this.”
Transportation and the OSU-Cascades expansion (Bend Bulletin)
City officials and an Oregon State University-Cascades Campus instructor gave a presentation Wednesday on the university’s plans to minimize the impact of its planned four-year, west-side campus on Bend’s transportation.
Savonen: Organic, chemical fertilizers all have pros and cons (Statesman Journal)
Unless you buy organic fertilizers in a labelled box or bag, it is not easy to know how much N-P-K you are adding to your garden beds. Oregon State University Extension horticulturist Ross Penhallegon has written a publication on the nutrient value of organic fertilizers and amendments available online at stjr.nl/1b65jEE.
Code enforcement looks at potential changes (Bend Bulletin)
The city of Bend plans to update its laws to prepare for potential problems such as absentee landlords and lawns strewn with beer cups, when the 2015 expansion of Oregon State University-Cascades Campus brings more students to southwest Bend.
White is the new green (Natural News)
Research at Oregon State University in Corvallis also uncovered a remarkable benefit of white tea, this time in regard to colon cancer. Comparing the effects of the drug sulindac with white tea in preventing colon tumors in laboratory mice, the team discovered that white tea shrank tumor numbers on average from 30 to 13. When mice were given both sulindac and the tea, tumor levels fell about 80 percent, from 30 to six.
Oregon State University focuses on student success (Salesforce Foundation)
In the past the Oregon State University College of Business (OSU COB) relied on spreadsheets, sticky notes, and numerous Access databases to manage data on students, alumni and faculty. In 2009 OSU COB decided to make the leap and switch to Salesforce. They have been on a roll ever since.
Cheese sale: Beaver Classic Cheese Sales today and every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Withycombe 159.
NEW! State of the University: OSU President Ed Ray will deliver his State of the University address at the Portland Hilton today at 11:30 a.m. to a sold-out crowd of 600. This afternoon a news release and transcript of the speech will be posted to LIFE@OSU at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/lifeatosu/.
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.
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.
Meat center: The Clark Meat Science Center’s retail store is open every Friday, from 1-5:30 p.m.. Located off of Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool, the meat lab offers a variety of meat products developed and crafted by OSU students. Products include fresh retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, hickory smoked bacon, jerky, and dry-cured products. For more information, including pricing and availability, call 541-737-1927.
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/
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.
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.
China Night Tickets Available: Tickets in MU 103 SEAC. Student tickets $8.50 with OSU ID and Non-student tickets $10. With card a .25 cent transaction fee. Event is Feb. 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., dinner served 5:45 p.m., at LaSells Stewart Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/244498122384011/
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.
Lectures and Webinars
NEW! Plant Science Seminar Series: Jörg-Peter Schnitzler Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany, will speak on “Aquaporins Tools for Improving Water Use Efficiency in Poplar,” Feb. 3, 4 p.m., in ALS 4000.
NEW! First-year experience discussion: Greg Eiselein, director of Kansas State University’s first-year experience program, will host a presentation and Q-and-A session for the Oregon State community on the history and current state of K- State First. The event will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Memorial Union 213. See Professor Eiselein’s full schedule here.
NEW! Climate Club Sandwich Lunch: Braiding Disciplines second lecture of the series will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in MU Room 213 and will feature environmental philosopher Allen Thompson and author Cristina Eisenberg. They will address ethics, land-use, wildlife, and “novel ecosystems” in the context of a changing climate. Lunch provided. RSVP 541-737-5705.
NEW! Beavers Wanted: How to prepare for Success at the Career Fair: Employers come to Career Fairs to hire and network with Beavers. Find out tips on how to make employers want to hire you! Loni Hartman from A Consolidated Graphics Company will speak on Monday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon in the OSU Library: Willamette East & West Rooms. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
NEW! Resume: Can You Pass the 10 Second Rule? Writing a stellar resume can be challenging! Learn how to grab the employer’s interest in 10 seconds! Lea McLeod from Degrees of Transition LLC will present on Monday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
NEW! I Don’t Need a Job, Why come to the Career Fair? Unsure of when to start attending the Career Fair? Join us to hear Loni Hartman’s perspective from A Consolidated Graphics Company. The presentation will be held on Monday Feb. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
NEW! So You Think You Can Interview? Want to feel more prepared? Learn how to polish your interviewing skills and ace your interview! Miriam Lea from Rentrak will present on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West from 11 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Oregon State University Career Services.
NEW! How You Can Use Social Media to Get a Job: Discover how to efficiently use social media to get a job! Karlina Christensen from the Statesman Journal Media will present on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. in OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
NEW! Job Search Strategies: Increase your confidence and effectiveness by learning productive strategies to search for internships and jobs. The Job Search Strategies presentation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. in OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
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
“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.
Fair Use/Author’s Rights Workshop, Feb. 4, at the Valley Library: The first February session on Feb. 4 in the OSU Libraries Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series addresses Fair Use of copyrighted materials and the Author Rights you retain as creator of such materials. Register to save your seat and check out the remaining offerings this term by visiting: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops
“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.
Food drive events
NEW! Change Drive: From Feb. 3-28, the Chemistry Dept. is collecting spare change from anyone who wants to donate. So check those couch cushions and the bottom of your washing machine and bring it to Gilbert Hall. Or keep your eye out for one of our “punny” donation envelopes in campus mail. Questions? Contact Luanne.email@example.com.
NEW! Quilt Raffle: Beautiful quilt made by Robin Baker of Primetime Quilters. On display in the Research Office located at A312 Kerr Administration Building. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 from Jan. 30-Feb. 28. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Mangos with Chili: Join us Sat., Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in MU East- International Forum, Snell 106. Eight artists in a van from Vancouver to New Orleans, telling tales of how queer and trans people of color and Two Spirit love, how sex and desire is a force for healing and transformation. Come and enjoy the show – and if you can, donate food to the Oregon Food Bank! For questions, contact Leonora.email@example.com.
NEW! NROTC Soup Luncheon: Come and share our bounty of Hearty Soups (one bread item is included) for $3 per bowl on Thurs., Feb. 4. Desserts & additional bread items sold separately for $.50 – $1.00. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m at the Naval Armory Qrtdeck. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crock-Pot-Cook-Off To Benefit Linn Benton Food Share: Sponsored by the AMBC. Calling all crock-pot chefs! Compete for OSU glory and enter your favorite chili, soup or side for just $5. Cook-off on Thursday, Feb. 6 in Hovland Hall conf. Room 09 from 11:30 a.m. until the pots are empty! Help us judge and taste all the cook-off entries for just $3! See http://oregonstate.edu/fa/bc/ambc/crock-pot-cook for details.
News for Employees
NEW! NSF – Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – SRN competition 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability. The program seeks to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-srn. Information: Mary Phillips email@example.com. Deadline: Feb. 28.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/bioenergy/bioenergy-minor
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
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.
Biological Sciences Research Technician 3 – The Ag Greenhouse Operations invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Biological Sciences Research Technician 3 position. Posting #0011880. Closes Feb. 4.
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 1 – The University Administrative Business Center (UABC)/Accounting Team is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011904. Full consideration Feb. 10. Closes Feb. 14.
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.
The University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Specialist position. Posting # 0011905. Closes Feb. 12.
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.
Systems Development Engineer – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Systems Development Engineer position. Posting #0011906. Closes Feb. 13.
Education Program Assistant 1 – Washington County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, (0.80 FTE), Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Hillsboro. Posting # 0011900. Closes Feb. 14.
Human Resources Consultant 1 – 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. 14.
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.
Project Coordinator –Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Project Coordinator position. Posting #0011912. Closes Feb. 23.
Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing –Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing position. Posting #0011907. Closes Feb. 28.
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
Corvallis: Not impressed much with winter showers? Don’t worry, they wont last. Showers today with a high of 46 and a low of 32. Foggy with afternoon sun throughout the weekend.
Central Oregon: Chance of snow today with a high of 38 and a low of 24. Sunny through the weekend.
Newport: Showers today with a high of 45 and a low of 38. Another sunny weekend at the coast, but highs will stay in the upper 40s.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/