OSU Today

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 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.

OSU vet school cares for 175 starving alpacas (Columbian)

Oregon State University’s veterinary school will provide care to about 175 alpacas found starving at a breeding operation in the Willamette Valley. (see also Statesman Journal, Register-Guard, KTVU San Francisco)

OSU unveils timeline for parking management solution at City Club (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University has announced a timetable for its plans to manage parking and traffic on campus. Steve Clark, vice president for university relations and marketing, used an appearance before the Corvallis City Club to outline the university’s process.

The big Corvallis snow melt (KEZI)

“It’s uncomfortable to get around to say the least,” said OSU Student Austen Henson. ”It’s worse than it’s ever been. I would have rather it been the six inches of snow because this is all slushy and half the time you can’t even tell if there’s water underneath the slush. I mean my shoes are soaked right now. Absolutely soaked.”

Behavior of dogs is shaped by breed, instincts (Curry County Reporter)

A dog’s breed can determine how well it follows human commands, according to a new study from Oregon State University. The study, which was published this month in the journal Animal Behaviour, found that dogs bred for predatory traits are better at following some human gestures.


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.

Tuesday Soup Day: Hearty soups and stews will be served at the Naval ROTC Armory beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 11. Suggested donation of $3 per bowl (includes bread), desserts $1. Come early to get the best selection! All proceeds benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share. For questions, contact state.sec@oregonstate.edu.

Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “Spiritual Development in Children.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s health and well-being. RSVP to familyresources@oregonstate.edu. Feb. 11, noon, MU 208.

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.

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.

NEW! Coalition for Community Dialogue Weekly Discussion:  CCD meets every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the conference room on the second floor of Waldo. The Feb. 10 discussion topic is moral relativism: Is there a moral line in the sand? Look for relevant articles on the CCD Facebook page, found at https://www.facebook.com/CoalitionforCommunityDialogueOSU.

NEW! WiN Pubtalk: Join us for a panel discussion with industry experts to discuss the current state of unmanned aerial vehicles, innovation in the field, and future potential opportunities in the UAV market. For more information visit www.willametteinnovators.com. Discussion begins Jan. 11, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Corvallis Sports Park. $10 Admission Public. $5 Student.

I’ve a Mother There: In many Mormon communities, the Mother in Heaven is described as welcoming departed spirits back to the heavenly realm.  Susanna Morrill, Chair of the Religious Studies Department at Lewis and Clark College, will explore how early Mormon women writers helped to shape this present-day understanding of the Mother in Heaven in: “How Mormon Women Shaped Conceptions of the Mother in Heaven,”  Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., MU Journey Room.

Upcoming events

NEW! Faculty Senate: The Feb. 13 Faculty Senate agenda is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2014/0213/.  The meeting will be in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. Items include: Action Item for a Curricular Proposal to Extend the Post Bacc Certificate in Accounting to OSU-Cascades, and a Discussion Item related to a proposal to close the university on Veterans Day. Faculty may participate remotely by logging on to http://live.oregonstate.edu/ at any time during the meeting.

NEW! PhD Movie, Film ShowingPlease join us for the comical and insightful film, the PhD Movie: Piled Higher & Deeper, based on the widely popular comic strip webseries by Jorge Cham. Join your fellow graduate student and OSU colleagues for a good laugh, socializing, and community connections. Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., Milam Auditorium, free admission and refreshments.

NEW! OSU play: Oregon State University Theatre’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “How I Learned to Drive” will show Feb. 13-15 and Feb. 21-22 beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the Withycombe Hall main stage. A matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $8 for youth/students and $5 for OSU students. They are available for purchase through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or online at http://www.oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre

Watercolor Wellness Wednesdays: Come explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students on a drop-in basis at the Craft Center.

Faculty Sessions with President Ray: The Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two winter term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Register at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/ray for either Feb. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or March 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Department of Food Science and Technology Faculty Seminar: Joy Waite-Cusic will speak on “Addressing Food Safety Concerns for Oregon Industries” Feb. 12, noon, Wiegand 132.

NEW! Using video to tell stories:  Heather Turner from CPHHS will present on  “Telling your story through compelling video” Tuesday, Feb. 18, noon to 1 p.m., LPSC 402. Hosted by the OSU Science Communicators. More info:  http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/sciencecommunicators/?p=155

NEW! Faculty success and mentoring: Faculty are invited to a meeting to discuss faculty success and mentoring at OSU, Feb. 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.  A box lunch will be provided. The first 15 respondents will be able to participate. The Provost Council selected Faculty Success and Mentoring as one of four key areas for focused attention this academic year.  The Provost formed a workgroup that includes Dan Arp, Larry Flick, Sandra Woods, Scott Reed and Mark  Zabriskie. Please respond to Paula Dungjen: Paula.Dungjen@oregonstate.edu

Flourishing@OSU: Lecture series: Yoga: The Path to Mental Health and Flourishing,” by Subbappa Ribeiro , owner, BKS Iyengar Yoga Center of the Willamette Valley. Feb. 12, noon to 1 p.m., Kidder 202

TAC Webinar: Presenting Prezi, with Chris Buttacavoli and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Prezi is a cloud-based presentation tool that uses a giant canvas to create a dynamic viewing experience. It is one of the major alternatives to PowerPoint for slide shows.  In this session you will learn how to design for and build in Prezi in a collaborative environment.  Learn by doing!  Register for this webinar to receive collaboration instructions. Wed. Feb 12. 2 to 3 p.m. Register Here: http://bit.ly/1fiJNhg

Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: John Freemuth, Professor, Department of Political Science and Department of Public Policy and Administration, Boise State University, Boise, “Why ‘Best Science’ is Not Enough in Natural Resources Policy.” Feb. 12, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

2014 Cuba Information Session: Students & Faculty are you interested in learning more about a 10 credit course that travels to Havana Cuba for twelve days in 2014? Attend one of two OSU information sessions Feb. 12, 4-5 p.m., Fairbanks Hall  Room 304 or Feb. 13, 4-5 p.m., Gilkey Hall Room 314. Contact Dwaine Plaza, 541-737-5369, or http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/soc204/plazad/Cuba2013/Cuba2013.html

Becoming a Global Scholar: Navigating the World of Research Career Paths.  The boundaries between disciplines, countries and research issues as we know them are disappearing and new lines are being drawn. Join us on Feb. 13, 3:30-5 p.m. in LPSI 402 as Visiting Fulbright Fellows Menchie Ablan [Philippines/population genetics in coral reefs], Brendan Cahill [Ireland/ocean wave energy] and Dr. Thomas Newsome [Australia/reintroduction of dingoes/ wolves and their environment] share insights on what it means to be a global scholar.   The session will be moderated by Jo Albers, OSU Fulbright Fellow to Tanzania.

The Dangers of a Single Perspective:  Interact with international and globally minded local students in a round table discussion about individual global norms, traditions and differences happening and concerning OSU students.  This is an inclusive nonjudgmental environment in which all opinions will be heard. Thursday, Feb. 13, 5 to 6 p.m., at the International Resource Center.

Food drive events

NEW! 4th Annual Valentine’s Silent Auction: Do your valentine shopping with Dixon Recreation Sports. Over $2,000 in local merchant gift certificates, flowers, sweet treats, vacations, gift baskets and more available Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Dixon’s lower classroom! Free punch and cookies on site. Easy access on east side of Dixon. Larger ticket items available for bid online at oregonstate.edu/recsports/silent-auction.

NEW! Integrative Biology Farmers Market: Join us on Thurs., Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cordley 3029 for baked goods, houseplants, home canned products, and other homemade or homegrown items for sale. For more information, contact durrellt@science.oregonstate.edu.

NEW! 50-50 Raffle: Come by Oak Creek Building’s lobby Feb. 10-Feb. 28 to enter into the Capital Planning & Development Raffle! The prize will be 50% of the money raised by sale of raffle tickets. $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. For questions, contact jaylene.seeley@oregonstate.edu.

OSUsed Store Discount Sale: Wed., Feb. 12, noon to 3 p.m. at the Property Services Bldg. Donate 3+ Food Drive items at our public sales in Feb. to receive a coupon for use in our store! For each set of 3 donations, receive 1 coupon for up to $20 off. Please see full details at http://surplus.oregonstate.edu. We sell used furniture, computers, sporting goods, bikes, housewares and more.

Administration Soup Lunch: Come by Richardson Hall 2nd floor knuckle early on Wed., Feb. 12, noon to 1 p.m. for the best selection of soup! Prices: Soup $5 for all you can eat; $3/bowl (includes bread). Desserts $1! All proceeds benefit Linn-Benton Food Share. For questions, contact Jessica.fontaine@oregonstate.edu

Archive Film Festival and Bake Sale: Join us on Feb. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. to watch a film from OSU Archives in the Valley Library, Willamette E&W, 3662. Buy some goodies and help out Linn-Benton Food Share. Event sponsored by OSU Libraries & Press/ E-Campus/ Extension & Experiment Station Communications. Questions? Contact karl.mccreary@oregonstate.edu.

Folding for Food- Public Health and Human Sciences:   Put your creativity and your dollar bills to good use – submit your best origami-folded bills to 101 Milam by Feb. 21 for contest prizes. Then vote (with coins or dollars) for your favorite in 101 Milam between Feb 24-27. All money will be donated to OSU Food Drive. For questions, contact susan.carozza@oregonstate.edu.

Papa’s Pizza Coupons for Sale: The University Honors College Student Association is selling coupon sheets to Papa’s Pizza (located in South Town) for $15 each for the Food Drive from Feb. 6-20. This coupon sheet is worth over $100 in savings, including a coupon for a free small pizza. Email univhonorscollegesa@oregonstate.edu for details.

Economics Program Plant Sale: Come by Ballard Ext. Hall, Room 303, M-F 8-5, Feb. 3-28, to purchase a variety of easy care plants, mostly succulents. $5 suggested donation for most plants with all proceeds going to the Food Drive. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/econ/plant-sale if you have questions.

3rd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest: Does your pet have what it takes to be the prettiest? Enter the Grad School’s 3rd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest with your pet’s photo & $1 entry fee at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg. Vote for the prettiest pet by donating funds/food from Feb. 5-28. The “prettiest” pet wins a prize & bragging rights for 1 year! For questions, contact Jessica.king@oregonstate.edu.

Book & Media Sale: Check out books and media for sale at the Valley Library’s 4th floor reception area, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F, Jan. 30-Feb.28. Inventory is constantly changing throughout the month. Benefits go to Linn Benton Food Share. For questions, contact jolynn.ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

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.johnson@oregonstate.edu.

 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 mimi.poitras@oregonstate.edu. 

Flower Power for Linn Benton Food Share: For every purchase made at Flower Power Fundraising, 50% will be given back to OSU Libraries, Extension & Experiment Station Communications & E-Campus to support Linn Benton Food Share. Lots of varieties of bulbs, strawberries, vegetables and flower seeds to choose from!

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty Awards Deadline Extended: Due to the recent weather related university closure, the nominations deadline for the annual University Day awards has been extended from Feb. 11 to noon on Feb. 17. Criteria and nomination forms related these awards are online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/awards/nom/.

NEW! Science scholarship deadline:  Current undergraduate students in the College of Science are encouraged to apply for scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. The amount of scholarships awards range from $500 to more than $8,500 (full in-state tuition) and vary from year to year. Deadline: Feb. 15. For scholarship descriptions and award criteria or to apply online, click here.

NEW! GTA Mentor Applications: The Center for Teaching & Learning is seeking motivated and qualified Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) to serve as mentors during the spring, summer, and fall of 2014. The GTA Mentors Program provides an opportunity for experienced GTAs to gain valuable teaching experience and participate in advanced trainings and professional development. All GTA Mentors will be compensated $250 in professional development funds upon completing their training and facilitation duties. For more information and application materials please visit http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/attention-gtas-ctl-searching-motivated-gta-mentors

NEW! Violence awareness: OSU’s Alpha Chi Omega is raising awareness about domestic violence this week. To participate, write out, “love is__________” and fill in the blank with a meaning. Take a picture of the message and post it on any social media network with the corresponding hashtags: #healthyAXOlove #AXO #loveisrespect

NEW! Vice Provost Awards for Excellence: The Division of University Outreach and Engagement invites nominations of individuals or teams of individuals who have significantly advanced the mission of outreach and engagement. Award categories include: service, strategic impact, program support, innovation and diversity. Award winners receive $1,000 provided as OSU funds in a services and supplies index and a commemorative plaque. Deadline: Feb. 17. More information: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/vice-provost-awards Questions: contact Jackie Russell at jackie.russell@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1382.

Long Term Research Rooms: Apply for a long-term (6 to 12 months) research room at the Valley Library.  Doctoral candidates and faculty members engaged in special projects may apply.  Applications (available here) will be considered based on project merits and specific need for library space and materials.  The application deadline is Feb. 14 and decisions will be made Feb. 28.  Please complete and return to the library circulation desk, or return by email to lori.hilterbrand@oregonstate.edu.

Financial support for Open Access publishing in biological and health sciences: OSU Libraries has entered into agreements with Open Access publishers BioMed Central and PeerJ that reduce cost barriers for OSU faculty to publish in their journals. These publications focus primarily on research in biological and health sciences. For more details, see: http://cdss.library.oregonstate.edu/oa-publishing-support

Forestry research symposium: The Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium will take place April 21-22, on the OSU campus, hosted by OSU’s College of Forestry!  This symposium will allow graduate students to share your ideas, communicate research, and celebrate the diverse concepts of forestry and related fields occurring across campus.  The theme is Branching out: Communicating forest research beyond academics. Second call for abstracts is Feb 15. For more information: http://gradsymp.forestry.oregonstate.edu.


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, 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.

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. 13. Closes Feb. 20.

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.

Analyst-Bioinformatics Trainer – The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0011766. Closes Feb. 14.

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.

Accounting Technician – Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011914. Closes Feb. 16.

Centro Cultural César Chávez Cultural Center Coordinator – Intercultural Student Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Centro Cultural César Chávez Cultural Center Coordinator.  Posting #0011927.  Closes Feb. 17.

University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Technical Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director of University Housing & Dining Services. This position a full-time, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011933 . Closes Feb. 18.

INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is recruiting for a Finance and Accounting Manager. The successful candidate will be expected to be highly proficient with all aspects of accounting that will add value to ensuring the efficiency and profitability of the INTO OSU Center.  Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance and 5 years’ experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, a CPA is preferred.  For more information and to review the complete position description please email Sheryll Straight sheryll.straight@into.us.com. Closes 5 p.m., Feb. 19.

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.

Accountant 2 –OUS Organization invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Accountant 2 position. Posting #0011943. Closes Feb. 24.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst – Information Services-Network Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency level 3 position. Posting #0011924. Closes Feb. 28.

Web Services Manager –Enrollment Management Unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Web Services Manager position. Posting #0011923. Closes Feb. 28.

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.

Executive Assistant to the General Counsel – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant to the General Counsel position. Posting #0011929. Closes for full consideration March 4.

Research Associate (Post Doc) – The Department of Botany & Plant Pathology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Posting #0011812. Closes March 7.

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: Now that the Snowpocalypse is at an end, we’re back to rain, rain and more rain. Rain with a high of 49 and a low of 46. Gusty winds by the end of the day.

Central Oregon: Cloudy with rain by evening. High of 49, low of 35. Rain tomorrow.

Newport: Rain today. High of 49, low of 47. Rain tomorrow.

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

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