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Tuesday, April 1, 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.

How do religion and spirituality impact your health (OPB Think Out Loud)

New research from Oregon State University dives into the effect that religion and spirituality have on physical and mental health. (see also Psych Central)

Researcher advances disease fight (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University scientist finds a new way to attack the bacteria that causes gonorrhea (see also KEZI, Bio-Medicine)

Clinical trial results inconsistently reported in among journals, government websites (Science Codex)

“There’s a general recognition that adverse events historically haven’t been reported consistently in the medical literature. And underreporting of these events is a major concern because it can distort how health care providers balance the benefits and harms of drugs and other medical interventions for their patients,” said Daniel Hartung, Pharm.D., M.P.H., associate professor in the Oregon State University/OHSU College of Pharmacy and lead author of the study.

Contemporary fish management challenged (Register-Guard)

“Salmon, People and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery,” by Jim Lichatowich. Published by Oregon State University Press.

Forward progress (The Source Weekly)

It’s hard to imagine a man or woman having a larger impact on Central Oregon in 2014 than the Vice President of OSU-Cascades, and the face of the University’s four-year expansion, Becky Johnson.

Commemorative exhibit of John Maul’s work (LIFE@OSU)

“A Generous Life,” a commemorative exhibit of sculpture by former OSU professor of art John Maul, opens April 7 in Fairbanks Gallery on campus. There will be a public opening for the exhibit, 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, April 10.

University of Oregon considers new office to provide support for online courses (Daily Emerald)

OSU on the other hand has made distance education a priority and created a robust online education platform called E-Campus in 2002.  It has help to streamline resources and infrastructure needed in order for it to provide its 34 online bachelor’s and graduate degree programs.

The state of educational video 2014 (Streaming Media)

Raul Burriel is the streaming media coordinator for Oregon State University (OSU). When I asked him about the biggest growth area for online video at his university, he answered quickly, and without hesitation: “Flipped classrooms.” That’s when teachers record short lecture or demonstration videos that students view before class meetings. Then, valuable classroom time is dedicated to more student interaction and hands-on instruction, instead of listening to a lecture.


Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “Declutter/Destress with Queen B Organizing.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s healthy and well-being. RSVP to familyresources@oregonstate.edu. April 1, noon, MU 208.

Chemistry seminar: Weihong Qiu, Department of Physics, OSU will be presenting a seminar entitled “Shining Light on Molecular Mechanism of Microtubule Motors” on April 1, 4 p.m. in LPSC 402.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Climate change film screening: “Do the Math,” the video, Friday April 4, noon to 1 p.m, Furman 303. Attend this brown bag movie and discussion of a  climate change movie that blends the reporting of climate science and calls for political action. The video is a production of 350.org and narrated by Bill McKibben. 43 minutes. Sponsored by OSUDivest.

NEW! Africa Night tickets: Celebrate diversity, justice and equality at ASA’s Africa Night, sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Tickets ($10/$8.50 OSU students, +$.25 credit card fee) now available MU 103. Doors/light snacks: 5 p.m., show: 6 p.m., at LaSells Stewart Center, Saturday, April 5. Accommodations for disability can be made at: 541-908-5124.

NEW! India Night tickets: Enjoy performances including: Bollywood, folk dance, song, and more at Indian Student Association’s “Filmfare” India Night, sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Tickets ($12/$9 OSU students, +$.25 credit card fee) now available MU 103. Doors open 4 p.m, show starts 5 p.m., dinner served 6 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, April 12. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: oregonstateisa@gmail.com

NEW! Luau tickets: Hui O Hawai’i’s “On Board to Paradise” Luau is April 19 in Gill. Doors open for lower level 4:30 p.m. ($15 advance/$20 door, includes dinner) and upper level at 5:30pm ($10). Buy tickets in MU 103 or online. Show begins 6pm, Eden Roc concert starts 8:30pm. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: 808-864-9794. Sponsored SEAC, funded Ed Act.

National Walking Day April 2: Come celebrate with a walk at Student Legacy Park. Walking Wednesday continues every Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 p.m. during Spring Term.  Free for OSU community.

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.

Performance artist Soomi Kim: OSU alum Soomi Kim, an award-winning actor and movement artist, will be speaking and performing on campus April 2-4. On April 2, 5 p.m., she will hold a workshop in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall. On April 4, 7:30 p.m., she will give a performance and lecture in the Lab Theatre. Both events are open to the public.

Philosophy Talk: The nationally syndicated public radio show “Philosophy Talk” will visit OSU April 2 for a live taping. Show hosts Ken Taylor and John Perry, both of Stanford University, will discuss “The New Surveillance Society: Big Brother Grows Up.” Their guest will be Christopher McKnight Nichols of the OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religion. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the C&E Hall at the LaSells Stewart Center. It is free and open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for audience participation.

RESCHEDULED! Transportation and parking update: This event is being rescheduled.

OSU Event Planners Tradeshow, April 8:  Registration closes Tuesday, April 2 (click here to learn more or to register). The half day event begins with a keynote by Certified Speaking Professional—David Rabiner, How to Succeed, Stay Sane, and Have Fun at Work—A Survival Guide for the Road Weary. Immediately following is a vendor tradeshow, complimentary for all attendees—it’s ideal for anyone that supports planning efforts for events, large or small, public or private. Featured vendors will include: destination venues, local and regional caterers, entertainment providers, plus much more.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Defending Modern Agriculture in a Facebook Culture: Presented by Gary Sides, a beef nutritionist with Zoetis. Sides has a Ph.D. in rumniant physiology and nutrition, and twenty years experience in livestock physiology, nutrition, and production. He will speak on the challenges of feeding the world and current attitudes toward agriculture, and explore some of the myths surrounding beef in the human diet. Wednesday, April 2, noon – 1 p.m., Magruder Hall, Room 102.

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Robin Buell, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, will present a seminar “Exploring the diversity of wild and cultivated potato through genomics” on Wednesday, April 2, 3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

NEW! Water Resources Seminar Series: Water Resources Engineering at Oregon State University. Bob McKane (U.S. EPA) will speak on, “A coupled hydrologic and biogeochemical model for assessing watershed responses to climate and land use,”   April 2, 4 to 5 p.m., KEC 1001.

NEW! Campus Recycling: At the April 3 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Kyle Reed and Andrea Norris of Campus Recycling will discuss OSU’s recycling initiatives and how staff and faculty can participate. Triad meets in the MU, Room 211, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have a catered lunch. To reserve a seat, contact nick.houtman@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-0783

Coordinator for Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez: Open forums are being held for candidates in the coordinator search. These events are open to the public.  Emanuel Magana will speak April 2, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Melisa Lopez will speak April 3, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  All forums will be held at Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, 691 S.W. 26th St.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar: Emily Ho, College of Public Health and Human Services, will be presenting a seminar, “Diet, epigenetics and prostate cancer prevention,” at noon April 2, in ALS 4001.

Fisheries and wildlife seminar: Julia D. Burco, Wildlife Veterinarian, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Health and Population Lab, Adair Village, will speak on “Oregon Wildlife Disease Investigations,” April 2, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.

Social Media 4 Social Justice: Join the Coalition for Community Dialogue in exploring the role of social media in social justice movements. Through an examination of recent social media campaigns, we will seek ways to move our work into web-based communities and be in solidarity with other movements through this medium. Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Register at http://goo.gl/EjyKFs.

Conversational skills: Don’t miss the opportunity to register for Conversational Skills for Convening People and Influencing Decisions. We have space available in the April 16-17 session. This program is offered free to OSU staff and faculty. To register, visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=33

Gatekeeper trainings: On behalf of the Suicide Risk Reduction Initiative at CAPS, Jim Gouveia, LCSW will be offering two Gatekeeper Trainings on Thursday, April 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Friday, May 16 from noon to 2 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.  To sign up please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/features/gatekeeper-training A live recording of the Professional Development will also be available on the CAPS website starting March 31.

News for Employees

NEW! Digital Brand Management Certificate: The School of Writing, Literature and Film, in partnership with Professional and Continuing Education, is now offering a new Digital Brand Management Certificate through E-campus.  Registration closes April 7.  The certificate is aimed at helping students to be successful in applied/professional programs in the digital writing and marketing world. For more information: https://pace.oregonstate.edu/strategic-approach-digital-brand-management    

NEW! Print, Mail, and More in Memorial Union Room 109: An extension of OSU Printing and Mailing Services, the XPress Stop provides an array of mailing services, including FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Quick print/copy services are also offered, giving customers the option of waiting while their job is produced or dropping it off and picking it up later that day. Additional services include bindery, notary, US passport photos, faxing, scanning, and a Kodak Kiosk photo printer. For more information, please contact Kiara.Goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program. The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-nrt Information: Mary Phillips mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: April 21.

NEW! NSF- Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program. The program seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-icsp. Information: Mary Phillips mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: May 5.

Registration is now open for the 2014 Natural Resources Leadership Academy. This year’s Natural Resources Leadership academy, an OSU Summer Session program, will be held June 15-20 and June 22-27 in Corvallis. This two-week intensive academy brings together natural resources professionals from around the world to learn, connect and inspire. Learn more and register online at http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/nrla.

NSF – Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – SNM program. NSF announces a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-snm. Information: Mary Phillips at mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: April 21.

Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NSF-NUE) in Engineering request for letters of intent. The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – NUE in Engineering program. The 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.

NSF – Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – CCE STEM program. The CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why? Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-cce-stem. Information: Mary Phillips at mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Research Office Deadline: April 21.

Orange Rewards: No April Fools, just a great deal! Starting April 1, current OSU staff and students can sign-up for the Orange Rewards program with a minimum deposit of just $25. Use your staff or student ID card at more than 25 restaurants and coffee shops on campus and get a 10 percent discount on every purchase. Learn more at the Orange Rewards website: http://oregonstate.edu/orangerewards.

Reminder: Applications for the GTA Mentors Program Due by April 1: 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, please see the following link: GTA Mentors Application

Faculty Sessions with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two spring 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 here https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/ray/ for either April 30 from 1:30-3 p.m. or May 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.


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

Manager of Vendor Payment Operations (Internal Employment Opportunity for Business Affairs only)–Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Manager of Vendor Payment Operations position. Posting #0012114. Closes April 1.

Manager of Financial Reporting (Internal Employment Opportunity for OSU and OUS)–Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Manager of Financial Reporting position. Posting #0012117. Closes April 2.

Office Specialist 1  – Coos County Extension office invites applications for a full-time, (1.00 FTE), Office Specialist 1 position located in Myrtle Point.  Posting # 0012116. Closes April 2.

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.

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 #0012156. Closes April 4.

Science Lab Preparator, Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University. Posting #0012050. Closes April 4.

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..

Accounting Technician – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting # 0012095. Closes April 11.

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.

Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, Counseling and Psychological Services has one opening for a full-time, twelve-month, fixed-term position.  Posting #0009220.Closes April 12.

Manager 1 – Retail Food with the Memorial Union Retail Foodservice at OSU, E.Cafe.  Posting # 0012139. Closes April 13.

Project Coordinator–Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Project Coordinator position. Posting #0012157. Closes April 13.

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.

Office Manager, Medical Records and Reception–Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month,  Office Manger 2 position. Posting #0012161. Closes April 16.

Health Educator-Sexual Violence Education & Prevention Coordinator –Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month,  Health Educator position. Posting #0012155. Opens April 1. Closes April 21.

The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Ecohydrology. Posting #0012123. Closes May 1.

Research Associate (Post Doc) – The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) invites applications for 1-2 part/full-time (0.50 – 1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Research Associate (Post Doc) position(s). Posting #0012083. Closes May 3.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accountant 1.  Posting #0012184.  Closes May 9.

4-H Camp Skills Instructors. The OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences is accepting applications for full-time summer job openings. Review the job descriptions at http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/.  For more information email robin.galloway@oregonstate.edu

Traffic and maintenance

Washington Way Closed Through August 2014: Starting Monday, March 31: Washington Way between 15th and Benton Place will be turned over to the City for the road construction portion of the Washington Way Realignment Project.  Construction is expected to continue through August, and aside from brief openings for special situations, the City has decided to keep this section of Washington Way closed.

Monroe Weniger lot: Due to a staging area for the Weniger/Gilbert Hallway Ceiling replacement project, five spaces on the east side of the Monroe Weniger lot will be closed through May 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

26th Street: Work is schedule to begin on the 26th street ADA “South Crossing” Monday, March 24. Traffic diversions will be taking place on and off through the end of Spring Break. Bike lane closures will take place March 27-April 1. The closure of the center middle lane will take place April 2-4.  For more information: http://facilities.oregonstate.edu/outages/134/osu-26th-st-ada-south-crossing-traffic-control-schedule-stagging-march-24-april-4-2014

Sidewalk closure: Due to the installation of new water and power lines, the south sidewalk of Strand Ag will be closed from March 24 – Oct. 17 to accommodate for site work.

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.


Corvallis: Happy April Fool’s Day. The weather will keep us guessing today with a 50 percent chance of showers, which means if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. High of 56, low of 37. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Snow showers likely this morning, turning to rain, and then back to snow tonight. High of 45, low of 29. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of showers today. High of 51, low of 41. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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

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