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Tuesday, March 4, 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.

Isle Royale wolves at risk from climate change, isolation (LA Times)

“To preserve a healthy ecosystem with climate change, we at times are going to have to intervene, and that’s a hard thing to wrap our heads around,” said Michael Nelson, an Oregon State University professor who specializes in environmental ethics and philosophy. “You don’t just wake up one day to that realization and change what you do.”

Oregon State University raises $1.01 billion, well ahead of schedule (Oregonian)

Oregon State University has raised more than $1.01 billion in its first comprehensive funding-raising campaign. The land grant university had set a goal of raising $1 billion by the end of 2014 but exceeded that target 11 months early, President Ed Ray announced. Oregon State is one of only 35 public universities in the country to have crossed the billion-dollar mark in a campaign, OSU officials said. (see also Daily Journal)

Wheel accomplishment (Oregon Wine Press)

The consummate networker with a strong belief in the power of vision and community, Gremmels had connected the small group of cheesemakers with Dairy Farmers of Oregon, the marketing arm of the state’s creamery producers, and with educational opportunities through Oregon State University Dairy Science program.

When your toddler bites, hits and throws (Oregonian)

Joanne Sorte, director of the Child Development Center at Oregon State University, said toddlers often act this way because they’re spending a lot of time exploring, which puts them into contact with other people before they understand how to share and get along.

Big changes in the Memorial Union (LIFE@OSU)

It may be a bit difficult to access the Memorial Union from the east end these days, but big changes are ahead for the student union over the next year, including a new restaurant, new gathering spaces and some new tenants.

Report looks at fire blight control in organic apples, pears (The Grower)

The work is being led by plant pathology professor Ken Johnson of Oregon State University. Once the project is completed, the results will be combined with The Organic Center report.

OSU to host first off-campus housing fair Thursday (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University will hold its first off-campus housing fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Union Ballroom. Drew Desilet, the faculty adviser to the Associated Students of Oregon State University, said “our focus is to teach students how to live off-campus appropriately.”

OSU crew boat crashes against bridge support (Gazette-Times)

An unidentified member of Oregon State University’s crew team clings to the wreckage of a shell that wrapped around a bridge support beneath the Harrison Street Bridge in Corvallis on Monday afternoon.

February was wet; heavy rains threaten flooding (Gazette-Times)

According to the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University, 7.94 inches of rain was recorded in Corvallis during February — the wettest month since the 8.56 inches that fell during December 2012.

OSU pitcher’s NCAA suspension causes outcry (OPB)

A controversy at Oregon State University underscores the on-goingdebate about whether college players should be treated as just students (with no compensation or representation) or as professional athletes.


Fair Use/Author’s Rights Workshop:  The final session in the Winter OSU Libraries Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series addresses Fair Use of copyrighted materials and the Author Rights you retain as creator of such materials. Mar. 4, Valley Library.  Register to save your seat by visiting: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops Until the Rulers Obey:  Until the Rulers Obey brings together voices from the movements behind the wave of change that swept Latin America at the turn of the twenty-first century. These movements have galvanized long-silent—or silenced—sectors of society: indigenous people, campesinos, students, the LGBT community, the unemployed, and all those left out of the promised utopia of a globalized economy.  Editors Clifton Ross and Marcy Rein present a film and reading from their new collection of essays. March 4, noon, Milam Hall, Room 319. Upcoming events NEW! The OSU Electron Microscope Facility Open House:  Come see demonstrations on the electron microscopes, fluorescence microscope, electron microprobe (Burt Hall 150A), and tomography software.  Talk to staff about your microscopy and or analysis needs. Thursday March 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Linus Pauling Science Center Suite 145.  Snacks and beverages are provided. NEW! Book discussion: Authors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T. Haskell will lead a book discussion on “Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief about Racism,” based on readings from the book, lead group discussion and Q & A. Book signing for this 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award nominee follows. March 6, 4-6 p.m, MU Lounge.  A limited number of books for loan per event details at http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/85409/; official website: http://www.combineddestinies.com NEW! Celebration of life:  A celebration of life is being held for Peter “Ping Ping” Gidlund, an OSU student who died on Feb. 6, 2014. Friends are invited to gather and share memories of Peter as we spend time together in community. Join us on Thursday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Marketplace West Dining (NW Conference Room). NEW! Comedy by OSU Theatre: Performances of the student-directed play “Beyond Therapy,” a comedic portrait of love and neuroses, will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 6-8 and at 2 p.m. March 9 in the OSU Lab Theatre. The show also serves as the official opening for the newly renovated Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall, 30th and Campus Way. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for seniors, $5 for students/youth and $4 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. Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. 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. More information on our website. Multiracial Beavers Kick-off Meeting: Identify as bi/multiracial, mixed heritage or Hapa?  Want to explore your multiple and fluid identities in a supportive environment?  The Multiracial Beaver group is an informal space intended to build community with multiracial OSU students, staff, and faculty.  March 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Women’s Center. For more information or accommodations for disabilities, contact: 514-737-7298 or charlene.martinez@oregonstate.edu

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Weihong Qiu, Dept of Physics OSU, will present a seminar “Shining Light on the Mechanism of Molecular Motor Proteins” on Wednesday, March 5, 3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001. NEW! Graduate student success workshops: Hugh Kearns, internationally recognized speaker, educator and researcher will present five workshops on March 6, 7 and 10 geared toward graduate student success in writing, time management, presentations and personal confidence.  There will also be a workshop specifically for faculty who mentor research students.  All six will be streamed live by OSU’s Media Services and questions can be asked in real time.  Seating is limited. For information and to register, visit Hugh Kearns Workshops – Graduate Student Success NEW! Ecampus and TAC Short Course:  ELI Short Course, Designing and Delivering a Quality MOOC, with Dianna Fisher (Ecampus) and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Presentations will be offered live inside a virtual learning space that’s designed to promote interaction between the ELI presenters and participants while exploring the content. Location:  Kidder Hall 202 Mar. 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/eli2014-moocs NEW! Nietzsche and Spirituality in the US:  Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, the Merle Curti Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,  will discuss insights from her recent work American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas, published by the University of Chicago Press. March 6, 4 p.m., MU Journey Room. Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Josh Lawler, Associate Professor, School of Environment and Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, will speak on “Will Animals be able to Track Projected Changes in Climate?” March 5, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206. MBA Information Session: Find out how to obtain your MBA degree. A full-time student can earn the degree in 9 months and staff members can earn their degree taking part-time classes in less than two years (with the right foundation). Wednesday, March 5 from 6-7 p.m. in Bexell Hall 207.  An RSVP is appreciated but not required. For questions and to RSVP: OSUMBA@oregonstate.edu

News for Employees

NEW! 3rd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest Winners:  After a very exciting competition, the votes have been tallied!  1st: Maverick, owner: Connie Caranto; 2nd: Conor, owner: Nancy Ballerstedt; 3rd: Syd, owner: Debra Ricciotti; 4th: Finley & Zoey, owner: Julie Kurtz, and 5th:  Dali, owner:  Andrea Wirth. Distinguished professors: Congratulations to Professor Marie Harvey and Professor William Ripple, for being selected as Oregon State University’s 2014 Distinguished Professors. Harvey is widely known for her pioneering work in reproductive and sexual health, shifting the research from an exclusive focus on women to one that examines the relationship dynamics of couples as they apply to both pregnancy and disease prevention. Ripple began his career studying the relationship between old growth forests and spotted owls and evolved his research to examine the impact of predators on ecosystems. For more information:  OSU to honor two faculty members as Distinguished Professors. OSU Event Planners Tradeshow:  The tradeshow offers attendees an educational keynote brunch, followed by a complimentary tradeshow for all attendees.  The keynote brunch features widely respected presenter David Rabiner. Participants can mingle with other meeting and event planners while exploring a vast range of vendors and suppliers from around the state.    Educational Brunch (click here to register):  PFLA Member (Professional Faculty Leadership Association):  $25;  Early Bird/Non-PFLA Member:  $40; Regular and/or On-Site:  $50.  To attend the complimentary tradeshow only: click here to register. Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NSF-NUE) in Engineering Request for Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation (NSF) – Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NSF-NUE) in Engineering program. The NSF-NUE program aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-nue . Information: Mary Phillips mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: April 4. Faculty and staff sought to dance in luau: The 59th Annual Luau will be held on April 19, and Hui o Hawaii would like to feature a dance with faculty and staff.  Practices will be held at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (need not be present full two hours).  If you interested or need information, please contact Ashley at 8082058281 before March 14. Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship Volunteers Needed:  OSU will be hosting the 2014 Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship at Trysting Tree Golf Course, April 25-27.  We are currently seeking volunteers to help with live scoring and other event duties.  Please contact Kathy Brier for more information.  Kathy.Brier@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8785. Open Access Policy Article Deposit Form: The Center for Digital Scholarship and Services at OSU Libraries & Press has just released a simple web form (http://deposit.library.oregonstate.edu/ldaplogin) to facilitate the deposit of the author’s accepted manuscript (post-peer review, pre-typeset) of articles to ScholarsArchive@OSU in support of the OSU Open Access Policy. Faculty may also use the form to get an automatic waiver to the policy. Contact Michael Boock (michael.boock@oregonstate.edu) with questions. Eugene-Corvallis Van Pool seeking riders:  OSU students, staff or faculty looking for a commuter opportunity from Eugene to the OSU campus and back each day, should contact Valerie Rosenberg by email at:  valerie.rosenberg@oregonstate.edu  The van is operated through Valley Van Pool.  More information can be found at: http://www.cwride.org/Page.asp?NavID=76


To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified. 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. Graduate Admissions Advisor – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Graduate Admissions Advisor. Posting #0011952. Closes March 5. Graduate Business Advisor – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Graduate Business Advisor. Posting #0011951. Closes March 5. The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant who will develop web- and desktop-based data analysis and visualization software tools supporting alternative future landscape assessments at multiple scales ranging from small river basins to the Pacific Northwest region using the Envision modeling framework . Posting #0011984. Closes March 6. Education Program Assistant 1  –  This recruitment will be used to fill two part-time (approximately 10 hours per week) seasonal (March – August) Education Program Assistant 1 positions for Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University (OSU).  This position will be located at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.  Posting # 0012032. Closes March 7. Temporary Food Service Worker 1  –  This recruitment will be used to fill four part-time, (approximately 30 hours per week), Temporary Food Service Worker 1 positions for Oregon State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at Oregon State University. These positions will be located in Salem, Oregon.  Posting # 0012018. Closes March 7. Accounting Technician – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011969. Closes March 7. Associate Director-Marketing – Alumni Relations invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director-Marketing position. Posting #0011967. Closes for full consideration March 7. Accounting Technician– The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),  12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011969. Closes March 7. 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. Accountant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0012006. Closes March 8. The Natural Resources Program in the College of Forestry invites applications for an Academic Advisor (.75 FTE) primarily for Ecampus students. The Natural Resources Program is an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Forestry, Forest Ecosystems and Society Department. Closing date is March 8. Posting# 0011981. Education Program Assistant 2  – Clackamas County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, (.45 FTE), Limited Duration, EPA 2 position located in Portland.  Posting # 0012031. Closes March 9. Project Coordinator – University Relations and Marketing -University Events invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Project Coordinator position. Posting #0011999. Closes Mar 10. Food Service Worker 2 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Food Service Worker 2 position.  Posting #0011993.  Closes March 10. Banquet Manager – University Housing & Dining Services, OSU Catering invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Banquet Manager position. Posting #0011996.  Closes March 10. Administrative Assistant to the Dean – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative Assistant to the Dean position. Posting #0011968. Closes March 10. Associate Director – Information Services, Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director position. Posting #0011944. Closes March 10. Accountant 1 – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting # 0012020. Closes March 11. Research Publishing and Outreach Manager – The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position.  Posting #0011938. Closes March 11. Project Developer–Professional and Continuing Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Project Developer position. Posting #0011959. Closes March 12. Office Specialist 2  –  Harney County Extension office invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Office Specialist 2 position located in Burns.  Posting # 0012016. Closes March 12. Finance Coordinator – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is accepting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Professional Faculty Finance Coordinator position.  Posting #0012014. Closes March 14. 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. Grants/Contracts Coordinator: The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0011977. Closes March 16. International Program Advisor – OUS Study Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Program Advisor position.  The location of this position will be in Washington State. Posting #0011990. Closes March 16. Administrative Program Assistant–Career Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0012007. Closes March 19. Program Technician 2 – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Technician 2 position. Posting #0012008. Closes March 21. 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.  Closes March 31. Associate Dean (Internal Employment Opportunity)–Graduate School invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month,  Associate Dean position. This is a one-year tenured administrator appointment with reappointment possible.  Posting #0011995. Full Consideration March 17, closes April 7. Institutional Compliance Director– OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Institutional Compliance Director position. Posting #0012001. Closes April 14. The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced Digital Communications Specialist to join its Communications & Stewardship team. The position is first and foremost a writer, with 80% of work time focused on researching, writing, and editing and 20% devoted to the technical production and publishing of electronic content. To view the complete job description

Traffic and maintenance

15th and Washington: Due to construction at Washington and 15th, pedestrians are asked to cross the street one block south at 15th and A streets. 26th and Jefferson: Due to the delivery of a crane for the Austin Hall Classroom,  you may encounter traffic congestion along 26th Street and Jefferson Street March 4, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 26th Street meters: Due to storm sewer work being done at Gill Coliseum, the six most southern metered stalls on 26th St at Ralph Miller will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 4. Classroom Building Project: The large crane is being erected for use on the Classroom Building project. With its placement, you will begin to see steel framework and concrete continue to progress vertically at the building’s construction site. The boom will extend about 50’ over Austin Hall, about 30’ over ALS, about 40’ over the Women’s Building and about 10’ over the Fairbanks Annex. The crane will be 157’ to the bottom of the hook, so it will clear everything with ease. As a reminder, the crane does ‘weather vane’ when it is not in use so it is completely normal for it to be swinging with the wind when no one is around. Washington Way closure: Due to excavating within Washington Way to cap a steam service line to the shops that are being demolished, Washington Way will be closed from 15th Street to Benton Place March 6-7, 7 a.m.m to noon.  The actual excavation is taking place between the alley and Benton Place. Benton Place Street and Parking Changes: During the Washington Way Realignment construction project (March 2014 – September 2014), Benton Place will be changed to two-way traffic.  This change will provide temporary two-way connection between Jefferson St. and Washington Way, to alleviate congestion caused by the closure of 15th Street. Benton Place is located just west of Kerr Administration and McAlexander Fieldhouse.  At the conclusion of the project, Benton Place striping will be restored to its existing one way northbound configuration.  For more information, see http://oregonstate.edu/dept/facilities/cpd/construction-traffic-and-safety.


Corvallis: “The March wind roars Like a lion in the sky, And makes us shiver As he passes by.” Author unknown. Chance of showers today, rain tonight and tomorrow. High of 63, low of 49. Central Oregon: Slight chance of rain today and tonight, rain tomorrow. High of 54, low of 40. Newport: Showers today, rain tonight and tomorrow. High of 60, low of 50. Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/

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