OSU Today

Tuesday, March 18, 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.

Councilors praise OSU parking plan, note city needs to step up (Gazette-Times)

The Corvallis City Council received its first opportunity Monday night to chime in on Oregon State University’s parking proposal. Councilors were almost universally positive about the plan, while also noting that the city needs to do its part by crafting its own strategy. (see also KEZI)

You can be anything (as long as it’s pink!) (Washington Post)

If Barbie and Girl Scouts don’t strike you as a logical pairing, you aren’t alone. Especially given the news that playing with Barbie dolls actively discouraged a group of girls in a Oregon State University study from feeling that women could handle a variety of career paths. (see also College Candy)

Students organize sober St. Patrick’s events, combat binge drinking (USA Today)

Statman notes that recovery programs have formed at colleges across the country in the past few years, including Michigan and Penn State University, as the institutions recognize the importance of providing resources for students — according to the Collegiate Recovery Community at Oregon State University, college students between the ages of 18 to 25 have the highest rates of substance abuse of any other demographic in the nation.

Bill opens options for research center (Capital Press)

If booming Hermiston continues to grow and housing developments press to the property line, Oregon State University wants the flexibility to sell its ag research center south of the city and move to open ground. (see also Ag Info)

Mistrust, discrimination influence Latino health care satisfaction (Medical Xpress)

Mistrust of the medical community and perceived discrimination by health care providers can affect how satisfied young adult Latinos in rural Oregon are with their health care, new research from Oregon State University shows.


TAC Webinar:  Student-Active Pedagogy: Becoming an Engineer of Learning – with Turning Technologies training staff. Discover how to incorporate the use of Turning Technologies clickers to transform a classroom into a student centered active pedagogy with a basic understanding of the academic, professional, and psychological benefits to their students. Tuesday, March 18, 8 a.m. Register Now

Employee Roundtable: A space primarily intended for employees to engage in a semi-structured conversation about how to effectively engage in education, action, and support of students, while taking care of ourselves and each other.  Lunch will be provided. Tuesday, March 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., MU 213.

Weight Watchers open house: A 13 week series of WW begins April 1.  WW Open House meetings will be held March 18, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Moore Family Center, Milam room 105.  There will be no meeting on March 25.  If you are a PEBB subscriber the cost of the meetings will be fully subsidized.  Call the WW/Pebb number 866-454-2144 and ask for a confirmation code.  Present the code at the first meeting.  For more information, please contact Kathi at 541-737-3106

The Changing Course of  Higher Education in Oregon: Presentations and discussion by panel members Larry Flick, dean of the College of Education, Jeff Davis, director of the Benton Center, Tim Nesbitt, chair of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and Tony Van Vliet, former member of the Oregon House of Representatives and SBHE. Tuesday, March 18, 7 to 8:45 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Departmental Shredding Discount Week: In order to boost recycling weights for the RecycleMania competition and help departments clear out unneeded files, all pick-up requests for confidential paper that are submitted online this week, March 17-21, will be charged at 50 percent off our normal (15¢/lb.) rate. See important submission instructions here.

NEW! OSU Beaver Store End of Term Sale: The usual “Ballroom Sale” is going on now at the OSU Beaver Store across from Gill Coliseum.  Big discounts on Beaver Gear.  Sale goes through Wednesday, March 19.

Upcoming events

NEW! Advisor Coffee Talk: Intercultural Student Services: Who We Are & Where We Are Headed: The purpose of this session is to share information about the purpose and new programs of Intercultural Student Services, and provide an opportunity for guided reflection and dialogue. Facilitated by: Allison Davis-White Eyes, Charlene Martinez, and Oscar Montemayor. March 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Native American Longhouse.

NEW! AOP Luncheon Speaker: Campus Recycling Wednesday, March 19at McNary Dining Hall Timberline Room from noon to 1 p.m. Come learn how to be an efficient recycler, do’s & don’ts, and have questions answered. Brown Bag lunches welcome and open to the campus. For more info: www.oregonstate.edu/aop or Laura.Frye@oregonstate.edu

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

Letures and Webinars

NEW! Professional Faculty Job Grouping and Compensation Program Training:  Managing Pay Within a Grade.  Friday, March 21, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Hallie Ford Center, Room 115.   Pre-registration is not required, but space is limited to supervisors/managers of professional faculty positions; the training will be live streamed, recorded and available on http://hr.oregonstate.edu/job-category.

NEW! Climate Club Brownbag LunchBraiding Disciplines third lecture of the series will be held on Friday, March 21, noon to 1p .m, in the OSU Native American Longhouse and will feature professor of geography, Julia Jones and director of the OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory (OPAL), Sally Duncan.  They will address climate change effects on hydrology, land use, and the intertwined roles of science, communications, and social acceptance of resource management.  Snacks provided, BYO Lunch.  RSVP 541-737-5705.

TAC Webinar: Student-Active Pedagogy: Becoming an Engineer of Learning – with Turning Technologies training staff. Discover how to incorporate the use of Turning Technologies clickers to transform a classroom into a student centered active pedagogy with a basic understanding of the academic, professional, and psychological benefits to their students. Wednesday, March 19, 11 a.m. Register Now

Conversational skills: Conversational Skills and follow-up workshops return to OSU April 14-April 18! These professional development opportunities are provided at no cost to OSU employees, made possible with support from the Provost’s Fund for Excellence. For details and registration, download the flyer at http://hr.oregonstate.edu/files/training/axtell/axtell-flyer2014.pdf

News for Employees

NEW! OSU Today for Spring Break: OSU Today will be published on Monday only next week, and will resume daily issues on March 31. Deadline for inclusion in the March 24-28 issue is noon Friday, March 21.

NEW! Professional Faculty heroes: Do you know someone who’s a hero here at OSU because of the extra effort that they put forth or the extra moment they take to make your day pleasant?  Here’s a great way to celebrate them.  Professional Faculty Leadership Association is always seeking nominations for “Our Heroes” awards.  Neither you or the nominated individual need to be members.   Build up your karma bank by celebrating the heroes that help us every day.

NEW! RecSports – Sponsor Friends & Family During Break: During Spring Break, Recreational Sports suspends the limit for sponsoring guests. That means that you can sponsor in as many guests as you would like for $6/day each! Bringing a large group? Call ahead and let us know you’re coming (541-737-3748).

Parking plan: To find out more details on the OSU parking plan, and to provide feedback on the plan, to  http://parking.oregonstate.edu/ and click on “Zonal Parking Information” or watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1cZgthI

PROMISE sponsors sought: Applications are currently being sought for PROMISE sponsors. PROMISE is a 10-week developmental internship program designed to provide professional, managerial, or technical paid work experience and mentoring in the state, local government agencies, and university programs for Oregon State University undergraduate students. The program runs June 23 – Aug. 29.  The internship project is a limited-duration project of a professional, managerial, or technical nature. The project must occupy the full 10-week internship period at 40 hours per week. The cost of the internship salary and other personnel expenses is $4,300. OSU departments and programs may request that up to half of the total cost be subsidized by the PROMISE program; the balance will be charged to the departmental index. For information: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/promise Apply Bill impacting Oregon veterans: Several bills were passed during the 2014 Regular Legislative Session that had an impact on Oregon veterans. Of particular interest to OSU students is HB 4021: Instate Tuition Rates for Nonresident Veteran Graduate Students. This bill directs public universities to charge a nonresident veteran, who is graduate student, instate rates for tuition and fees. Veteran must have honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions and provide proof of physical presence in Oregon within 12 months of enrollment. Applies to veterans admitted as new graduate students, but not continuing graduate students, on or after Sept. 15, 2014. For more on this and other bills impacting Oregon veterans, see http://bit.ly/1qDDTws

Summer Research Internships at Branch Experiment Stations. The Branch Experiment Stations (BES) for the College of Agricultural Sciences are pleased to announce 10-week experiential learning opportunities for any Oregon State University undergraduate students.  The Branch Experiment Stations are off-campus research facilities located across Oregon assisting stakeholders to address the critical issues specific to that locale.  Successful applicants will be provided $6,000 to offset expenses.  Applications and potential projects are posted at the following website http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/students/bes-internship/projects . Deadline is 5 p.m., March 21.

Recreational Sports Memberships & Lockers – Expire Friday, March 28: Prior to taking off for spring break, don’t forget to renew your membership and/or locker. Winter term/half term memberships and winter term lockers expire Friday, March 28. Don’t get stuck with an expired locker – it will cost you $5 to get your items back. Renew at the Recreation Services Desk inside of Dixon’s West Entry and contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, with questions.

Summer internships:  Regional Approaches to Climate Change- Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH PNA) is focused on improving the long-term sustainability of agriculture within the PNW region and is offering $500/wk undergraduate internships.   Internships will go from 9 June – 8 Aug. for the UI and WSU and 16 June – Aug. 15 for OSU. The application can be found at the following link:  https://www.reacchpna.org/blog/reacch-summer-internship-applications-now-being-accepted/.

University Chorale: University Chorale is a conducting lab for choral students, and we need you to be their choir! This is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned choir for campus and community singers of all levels, directed by Steven Zielke and OSU graduate teaching assistants. It meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Benton Hall 204. No audition or singing experience is required. The Spring choir will begin on Thursday, April 3 at 12 p.m. in Benton 204. For more information: szielke@oregonstate.edu

New Vice Provost for Student Affairs: Susie Brubaker-Cole will begin her appointment as Vice Provost for Student Affairs on July 1. She currently serves as Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement at OSU. Previously, she served as Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Stanford University.

On-Site Test Prep Courses: OSU’s Professional and Continuing Education is launching on-campus test prep classes for the LSAT ($999*), GMAT ($999*), GRE ($999*), SAT ($499*) and ACT ($499*) exams. Courses are capped at 30 students and range from 24-30 hours in length. The LSAT course begins April 5. For more information, visit: bit.ly/OSUTestPrep. *Advanced Registration & Staff discount available.

FSF Registration for Spring Term now open: You can check out the Spring Schedule and register on our website at health.oregonstate.edu/FSF or stop by the office at 123 Langton. You are also welcome to print the registration form from our website and send via campus mail to Langton 123 with payment. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 541-737-3222.


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

Office Specialist 2—The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # 0012045. Closes March 18.

Bioenergy Instructor-BioResource Research Program invites applications for a part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month fixed-term Instructor position responsible for developing and enhancing bioenergy education. Posting #0012000. Closes March 18.

Benton County’s Health Services Pharmacy, operated by the OSU College of Pharmacy, seeks a .50 hourly Pharmacy Technician 2: Posting #0012079. Closes March 19.

Benton County’s Health Services Pharmacy, operated by the OSU College of Pharmacy, seeks a 1.0 Full-time Pharmacy Technician 2: Posting #0012081. Closes March 19.

Administrative Program Assistant  – Lincoln County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, (.50 FTE), Administrative Program Assistant position located in Newport.  Posting # 0012078. Closes March 19.

Head Advisor/Academic Advisor – School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position as Head/Academic Advisor position.  Appointment level will be commensurate with education and experience.  Posting #0012035. Closes March 19.

Science Lab Preparator, Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University. P/T. This position will support and assist with the laboratory teaching program for the Department of Chemistry. Preferred candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or related field. Posting #0012050. Closes March 20.

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.

Temporary Public Information AssistantThe University Honors College invites applications for a part-time (.49) Temporary Public Information Assistant position. Posting # 0012044.  Closes March 23.

Benton County’s Health Services Pharmacy, operated by the OSU College of Pharmacy,  seeks a .50 FTE hourly Specialist 1 -Pharmacist (“Staff Pharmacist”): Posting #0012074. Closes March 24.

Benton County’s Health Services Pharmacy, operated by the OSU College of Pharmacy, seeks a 1.0 FTE salaried Administrator 3 -Pharmacy (“Pharmacist-in-charge”): Posting # 0012075. Closes March 24.

INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is recruiting for an  Admissions Customer Service Representative.  This position will support the Office of International Admissions in providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process. This is a regular, 12-month, 1.0 (FTE) full-time position with an hourly pay of $12.00 per hour, plus a full benefit package including Medical, Dental, Life/ADD, STD, and 401k. To apply for this position, please submit ONE Word or PDF document containing a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references to the link listed https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11162802 Closes March 24.

Accountant 2 –The Oregon University System invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 2 positions in their Treasury Operations Department. Posting #0012076. Closes March 26.

Accounting Technician – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting # 0012095. Closes March 28.

Oregon State University’s Educational Opportunities Program is seeking an Academic Engagement Coordinator to bring culturally-relevant academic support to each of the Cultural Centers.  Posting #0012061. Closes March 28.

INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is recruiting for an  Analyst Programmer.  The successful candidate must be able to work independently, think creatively to solve problems, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders. This is a regular, 12-month, 1.0 (FTE) full-time position with an annual salary range of $40,000 to $45,000 (depending on experience), and a full benefit package including medical, dental, life/ADD, STD, and 401k. To review the full position description and qualifications please see the link listed.  https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11059722 For full consideration please apply by March 17. Closes March 31.

Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, Counseling and Psychological Services has one opening for a full-time, twelve-month, fixed-term position.  Posting #0009220.Closes March 31.

Office Specialist 2  – Josephine County Extension office invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Office Specialist 2 position position located in Grants Pass.  Posting # 0012077. Closes April 15, with a full-consideration date of March 31.

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.

Administrative Program Assistant–Career Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0012007. Closing date extended to April 2.

Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Fiscal Coordinator 1.  Posting #0012058.  Closes April 4.

Associate Director of Diversity Development –  Office of Intercultural Student Services is currently seeking applicants for a full-time (1.00 FTE) 12-month Associate Director of Diversity Development. Posting #0012068. Closes April 4.

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.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in Forest Economics. Posting #0012071. For full consideration, apply by April 7. Closes May 4.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in Forest Management. Posting #0012069. For full consideration, apply by April 7. Closes May 4.

Career Services Director–Career Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Career Services Director position. Posting #0012073. Closes April 10..

Senior Auditor– The Office of Audit Services  invites applications for three full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Senior Auditor positions. Posting # 0012048. Closes for full consideration April 11.

Chemist 3, the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Chemist 3 position. Posting # 0012086.  Full consideration date April 13. Open until filled.

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

26th Street closure: Due to tree maintenance being done, intermittent traffic lane and sidewalk closures will occur March 18-21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This will also affect the ADA parking spaces and the services spaces  on the west side of the MU Quad.  Flaggers will permit transit and emergency vehicles through the area.

Waldo Place/Valley Library Loading Dock: Due to construction on the Student Experience Center, Waldo Place and the Valley Library loading dock will be closed March 22-30, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ralph Miller Drive closure: Due to landscape/hardscape improvements being made on the south side of Gill Coliseum, parking along the north side of Ralph Miller Drive will be closed March 5- May 23. Also, portions of parking along the west side of Gill Coliseum will be closed at times to accommodate additional work.

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.

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: “Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” W. Earl Hall. Partly sunny today with a high of 56 and a low tonight of 35. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 46 and a low of 28. Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny today with a high of 51 and a low of 40. Rain likely tomorrow.

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

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