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Wednesday, April 2, 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.

Closing the gender gap in STEM education (Forbes)

One of Meera Petroff’s earliest memories of “doing science” happened during a second-grade field trip to a local water treatment plant. In addition to visiting the plant, the class examined native plants and an aquifer. Now a freshman at Oregon State University, Petroff’s journey from wide-eyed elementary student to college computer and electrical engineering major is a perfect example of how encouraging young female students to get involved with science, technology, engineering, and mathor STEMbenefits not only the students themselves, but society as a whole.

New archive traces Oregon’s brewing history from farm to keg (Library Journal)

Now, Oregon State University (OSU) is making a place for the state’s storied history in the brewing world at the newly minted Oregon Hops & Brewing Archive (OHBA).

Set 529 plan spending with financial aid award letters (US News & World Report)

One scholarship offer may not end up being as valuable if it’s easy for a student to lose. Douglas Severs, Director of Financial and Scholarships for Oregon State University, says that while most schools  he has worked with offer freshmen scholarships for all four years, he says it’s important for families to look at renewal guidelines.

More than 100 Portland students earn straight As at Oregon State (Oregonian)

Straight As in history and English. Straight As in psychology, zoology and microbiology. Straight As in pre-nuclear engineering. Students who call Portland home earned perfect grades in those fields at Oregon State University last term and in many, many more. The list of Portland residents who earned straight As runs to 112, from Evan Alldredge in biology to Michael Zupan in civil engineering.

Abused alpacas recovering at OSU, many finding new homes (Statesman Journal)

A herd of emaciated alpacas sent to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University is, for the most part, doing well. Christopher Cebra, department head and professor of clinical sciences at the college, has watched most of the 175 alpacas gain strength little by little since they were seized from a Falls City ranch where the owners allegedly abused and neglected them.

First drone flight set from Warm Springs (Bend Bulletin)

The flight is not associated with the Federal Aviation Administration-selected Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex, but a research and development effort with Oregon State University and Bend-based Paradigm isr to conduct the first UAV flight on the reservation, he said.

OSU looks to NOAA for leader of marine research program (Sustainable Business Oregon)

The Oregon Sea Grant College Program at Oregon State University will be led by a veteran administrator from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Tilth program helps growers transition to organics (Capital Press)

Farmers can’t use any prohibited substances during that time, but they also can’t label their crops as organic and receive higher prices, she said. “They see additional costs and they’re not sure the market is going to pay enough to compensate for those costs,” said Lauren Gwin, associate director of Oregon State University’s Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems.

Bend symposium to study wildfire science, impacts (KTVZ)

“Fire science and management experience are coming together to really allow our profession to be able to deal with the growing challenge of managing forest fires,” said John Bailey, a professor in the Oregon State University College of Forestry and one of the event planners.

Mistrust, discrimination influence Latino health care satisfaction (Hood River News)

Health care satisfaction, or the lack of, could influence health outcomes for patients, affect participation in health care programs under the new Affordable Care Act, and contribute to disparities in health care access for Latinos, said lead researcher Daniel López-Cevallos, associate director of research for the Center for Latino/a Studies and Engagement at OSU.

Adair history group plans WW II-style swing dance Saturday (Gazette-Times)

Co-sponsored by OSU’s History Students Association, the event is a fundraiser for Adair Living History, which is working to restore two Camp Adair barracks in the town of Adair Village. One will serve as a community center, the other as an interpretive center highlighting the story of Camp Adair.

Tax district benefits east Oregon farmers (Capital Press)

Farmers and ranchers in eastern Oregon have benefited from a special taxing district that helps fund Oregon State University’s Malheur County experiment station and extension office. Voters approved the district two years ago.

Wildlife rehab conference is Saturday in Corvallis (Capital Press)

The “2014 Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference” is Saturday in Corvallis. Sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the conference is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Conference Center, 875 SW 26th St. on the Oregon State campus.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! WW II – 70th Anniversary Swing Dance:  Pull out your 40s era clothes and dancing shoes and join us for a memorial dance and fundraiser featuring the Albany Swing Band, Corvallis Swing Dance Society, WW II re-enactors, and more! April 5, 6:30 p.m., Women’s Building.    Doors open at 6:30 and dance lessons begin at 7 p.m. $10 per person – $15 per couple (avail in MU103). Sponsored by the History Students Association. Proceeds benefit the Benton County Cultural Coalition.

NEW! Centro Cultural César Chávez Grand Opening: Monday, April 7, 5 p.m. Program, 26th Street, south of Washington Way, across from Reser Stadium. Celebrate the grand opening of the new Centro Cultural César Chávez building. Tours and reception will follow the program. For more information or to RSVP, visit http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/cccc-grand-opening Accommodations for disability can be made at: events@oregonstate.edu.

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.

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.

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

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.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Director of the School of Arts and Communication Search: The first of  two final candidates for the directorship of the SAC, Lee Ann Garrison of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will share a presentation, “Identity, Vision, and the Future of the School of Arts & Communication,” April 3, at 2 p.m. in the Withycombe Lab Theatre.  The public presentation will be followed at 3:30 p.m., in the Withycombe Lab Theatre by an extended forum for SAC faculty and staff.  Both events will be recorded and made available via the CLA website.

NEW! “Deciphering the Ukrainian Crisis: European, Ukrainian, and Russian Perspectives”: Want to know more about Ukraine, Russia, and Crimea? OSU professors Sarah Henderson and Alison Johnston (Political Science and Public Policy) will offer insight into the current crisis. noon to 1:30 p.m., April 4 in Snell Hall’s International Forum. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the OSU School of Public Policy.

NEW! Fulbright US Student Program Information Meeting: Join OSU Fulbright program advisor LeAnn Adam to learn about the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. April 4, noon to 1 p.m., Native American Longhouse. For more information: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

NEW! OSU Venture event: Last chance to register:  Do you want to expand the impact of your research through partnerships with industry or by helping launch a new company?  Learn what the OSU Advantage can do to help you on April 8 at 4:30 in the Memorial Union.  Learn about matching funds for new industry research projects and about the University Venture Development Fund.  The presentation will be followed by a networking reception.  RSVP required RSVP@oregonstate.edu.

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

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Extended deadline. 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. Application deadline is April 9. The program runs June 23 – Aug. 29.  The internship project is a limited-duration project of a professional, managerial, or technical nature. For information: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/promise

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    

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

Administrative Program Assistant – Academic Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0012119. Closes May 1.

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: “The sun just touched the morning;  The morning, happy thing, Supposed that he had come to dwell, And life would be all spring.” ― Emily Dickinson. Sunny today after morning fog, with a high of 62. Low of 37. Rain likely tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 52, low of 29. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Patchy fog, then partly sunny skies. High of 53, low of 41. 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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