OSU Today

Friday, May 7, 2010

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.

OSU student sexually assaulted in her room (KATU/KVAL)

A 20-year-old female Oregon State University student said she was sexually assaulted by a man Tuesday morning who got into her room at a residence hall.

Northwest storyteller Robin Cody to visit (Gazette-Times)

Like many Oregonians, both native and transplanted, Portland author Robin Cody loves this place we call home. With his latest book, Cody, a perpetual explorer himself, set out to write about the evolution of species on the lower Columbia since Lewis and Clark’s historic voyage in 1802-1804.

Bacteria move over, there’s a new nitrifier in town (Science 360)

An international group of researchers, including two at Oregon State University, has opened the door to understanding how crenarchaea affect the global nitrogen cycle.

Feeling stressed? So is the poplar (Science Centric)

People aren’t the only living things that suffer from stress. Trees must deal with stress too. It can come from a lack of water or too much water, from scarcity of a needed nutrient, from pollution or a changing climate. Helping trees and crops adapt to stress quickly and efficiently is a pressing goal of plant biologists worldwide.Busov and colleagues at Michigan Tech, the University of Georgia, Oregon State University and the Beijing Forestry University in China analysed thousands of genes in the Populus genome, the only tree genome that has been completely sequenced.

Marchers demand change (Capital Press)

The Coalition for a Working Oregon is a group of 22 businesses that says it seeks reasonable solutions to the immigration issue. The group says the economy would be significantly damaged if all illegal workers were deported. Before the recession, an Oregon State University study estimated loss of undocumented workers in Oregon — about 50 percent of the state’s agricultural workforce — would shrink the state’s economy by $18 billion, Stone said.

Cinco de Mayo cook-off (LIFE@OSU)

The Power Up Challengers faced off in a cooking competition Wednesday.

Medical ethicist to speak at OSU (Gazette-Times)

A pioneer in ethics education in medicine will examine the “Two Sides of Professionalism in Medicine” in a lecture Monday at Oregon State University.

Will noise change whales’ path? (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University marine researchers hope to test an odd underwater noise on migrating gray whales early next year near Newport.

Today

Oregon State University is hosting the 4th annual Willamette Volleyball Classic (WVC), from May 7-9. 180 club teams from the northwest and Canada will come to OSU for three days of volleyball competition, bringing with them almost 5,000 people to campus. There will be 31 courts set up in six different facilities on campus, including Gill, Truax, Langton, Dixon, McAlexander, and the Tennis Center. The WVC “Fill Gill” Showcase Match – OSU takes on Western Washington in a spring exhibition match, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Gill on Saturday, May 8.

Author Robin Cody will present a reading at 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.

The College of Education presents the annual Carpenter Lecture at 7 p.m., 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

Sunday

The Willamette Volleyball Classic Mother’s Day Brunch is a chance for anybody to treat their mom to an elegant brunch on Mother’s Day. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 9, in the Reser Stadium Loge. Tickets are $20 per person and the brunch is open to the public.

Tickets are on sale now for the third and final performance in Oregon State University’s 2010 Steinway Piano Concert Series, to be held on Sunday, May 9, at 4 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th Street, on the OSU campus. The special Mother’s Day concert will feature 21-year old Zhang Zuo, a 2009 Van Cliburn competitor and winner the 2006 International Piano Competition of China. Tickets are $20 in advance (open seating), $25 at the door. They are available at Gracewinds Music, Grass Roots Books & Music, Beard’s Framing and Rice’s Pharmacy in Corvallis.

Upcoming events

NEW! Faculty, staff, and students are invited to a come and go reception to meet resident directors for Oregon University System study abroad sites in Ecuador and France. Learn about exciting opportunities to study on both sites while enjoying light refreshments.  Wednesday, May 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in MU 213. For more information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/international/studyabroad

NEW! Kelley Baker, Independent Film Director and Sound Editor, and an Austin Fellow, will be hosting dinner and a movie from 6 to 8 p.m., May 11, in the Theater Room, Weatherford. RSVP: Carol Hahn, aep.info@bus.oregonstate.edu. Space is limited.

NEW! OSU Benton County Extension Service will be hosting an open house on May 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Extension Office located at 1849 N.W. 9th St. in Corvallis. We invite the community to come and learn about our different programs, win door prizes, and enjoy refreshments.  OSU Benton County Extension Service offers science based information to help Benton County youth and adults solve problems, develop life skills, and manage resources wisely.  You will not want to miss this all-in-one event where you can find valuable information in the following areas: Small Farms, Gardening, Forestry, 4-H and youth, Natural Resource Education, and Family and Community Development. For more information please visit our website our give us a call at 541-766-6750  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/openhouse

George Agich, the founding director of the Medical Ethics Program and Clinical Ethics Center at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will speak today at 7 p.m. on “Two Sides of Professionalism in Medicine.” His talk takes place in Kearney Room 112. The talk is sponsored by the Hundere Endowment in Religion and Culture.

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?

Professor Keith Devlin of Stanford University will give the Lonseth Lecture May 11 as part of the annual math department awards ceremony. The ceremony and lecture will take place in the Construction & Engineering Hall of the LaSells Stewart Center, and a reception will be held in the adjacent Myrtle Tree Alcove. The lecture begins at 4 p.m., following the 3 p.m. awards ceremony.

News for Employees

NEW! The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Math and Science Partnership (MSP) 2010 program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf_msp.html. Complete NSF – MSP guidelines may be accessed at:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10556/nsf10556.htm. Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is May 24 and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.

NEW! The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) (Type 1 proposals) 2010 from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/step.html.  Complete NSF – STEP guidelines may be accessed at:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08569/nsf08569.htm.  Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is May 31 and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.

Oregon State University has a newly redesigned home page and the campus community is invited to preview it here: http://oregonstate.edu/preview/

The Willamette Volleyball Classic Treasure Seek is a chance for anybody who wishes to participate to get out into the community and explore the businesses that downtown Corvallis has to offer. Come to Truax and pick up an official Tournament Guide. In the Guide, there will be advertisements and “Treasure Tickets” which can be taken to local businesses. By purchasing either a specific item or a specific dollar amount from these businesses, your treasure tickets are validated. Once these tickets are validated, you can bring them back to Truax and put the tickets in a drawing for a number of great prizes, including an Apple iPad. Each guide has a free ticket in it so no purchase is necessary.

The Second annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast hosted by Provost Sabah Randhawa is scheduled for the morning of University Day, Sept. 23, 8 to 10 a.m. We will communicate the details to all new employees in August/September. New employees are asked to save the date. Questions: Gigi.Bruce@oregonstate.edu.

Faculty participation is an important part of commencement. Our goal is to have campus-wide representation and to include as many teaching and non-professional faculty as possible. This year’s commencement activities will be held on Saturday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. in Reser Stadium. Faculty may participate in the Commencement Ceremony in several ways:
Announcements regarding participation as a MARSHAL have been sent to Academic Deans. There are still many openings for Faculty who would like to volunteer to be a marshal. Please contact Chief Marshal Chris Bell at: Chris.A.Bell@Oregonstate.edu.
Faculty who serve as ESCORTS to doctoral candidates will receive a memo from the Graduate School at the end of May.
Faculty may also serve as a FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE. These faculty will dress in academic regalia and participate in the processional across campus and into Reser Stadium where they will be seated as a group for the ceremony. Academic regalia may be ordered from the Bookstore. Names of faculty who will serve as Faculty Representatives should be sent to Sara Eklund, Academic Affairs, at sara.eklund@oregonstate.edu no later than Friday, May 21 so that further instructions may be sent.
Announcements regarding participation as a VOLUNTEER with GUEST SERVICES have already gone out. Faculty who can assist should sign up directly at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/ocs/register.php?event=423 or contact Sierra Whitlow at OSU Conference Services by email at sierra.whitlow@oregonstate.edu.
Additional information about Commencement can be found online at http://oregonstate.edu/commencement.

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: janrounds@peak.org

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 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: diane.davis@oregonstate.edu

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 kvsanders@gmail.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

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 paula.dungjen@oregonstate.edu , COSID Awards Committee Chair.

Jobs

OSU invites applications for a Director of Studies for the INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) Center. The Director of Studies provides leadership to all of the academic personnel within the INTO OSU Center. For a complete position announcement and organizational chart, email Gigi.Bruce@oregonstate.edu. Applications are due by May 30: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ (posting number 0005553). The search committee is chaired by Chris Bell, Director of Academic Programs, INTO Oregon State University, chris.a.bell@oregonstate.edu.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an opening for a Gift Processing Specialist responsible for performing all functions related to gift processing, including data entry, banking, and receipting. This position works closely with the Director of Gift Processing, Data Management Group, Finance areas and others in a team-oriented approach to gift processing, customer service, and other philanthropy services including donor acknowledgement and recognition.  For a complete job description, how to apply instructions, and compensation and benefits information,  go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/

The Office of Human Resources at Oregon State University is recruiting for an HR Technical Analyst. Full-time, 12-month fixed-term position. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ . Posting #0005621. Closing date May 20. OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

Student Debt Management Revenue Agent II, Office of Business Affairs, Oregon State University. OSU is looking for a full-time Revenue Agent II to focus on collections for student accounts and student loans. Required qualifications include but are not limited to: one year of direct soft collection experience, a strong background in skip tracing, experience communicating with debtors about billing/account history via phone, in-person negotiation skills; and customer service. For the complete announcement and application, please go to: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0005622. Closes May 28. OSU is AA/EOE.

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Coordinator – CEM Industry Relations. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head. The individual for this position is expected to perform a variety of duties within the School with focus on three main areas: (1) Industry Relations, (2) Coordination and execution of various programs within the School, and (3) Administrative and Program Development. The successful candidate will work closely with the CEF Endowed Chair and will serve as a liaison for outreach to industry, including meeting with partners and potential partners to cultivate relationships. This position will involve occasional day and overnight travel. To view full posting and apply, visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting 0005613. Closing date is May 21. OSU is an AA/EOE.

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. 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 by May 13. 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 date 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 rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu. 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 today. 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: today.

Traffic and Maintenance

Hwy 20: Hwy. 20 to Newport will be closed the weekend of May 15-17.  Road construction and blasting will be occurring, and the highway will be shut down from 6 p.m. May 14 through 6 p.m. May 17. Hwy 34 to Waldport is the alternate route. To learn more go to http://www.us20pme.com/news/20-hwy-closure.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: If you were waiting for the perfect weekend to plant your garden, wait no further. Sunny skies and warm temperatures will warm your heart, and the soil, this weekend. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” Today will be sunny with a high of 71, and tomorrow will follow suit. Sunday will be partly sunny and a bit cooler.

Central Oregon: Another gorgeous sunny day with a high around 61 degrees is all we could hope for a May Friday in Central Oregon. Overnight, we’ll finally see temperatures above freezing, near 36, with more sunshine expected for Saturday. Before the rain comes back, get outside and do something fun. Golf anyone?

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