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Thursday, April 24, 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.

Power up on purple (Register-Guard)

At the center is something that will look different to even the savviest consumer: purple tomatoes from the brand-new and trademarked Indigo line of plants developed at Oregon State University and distributed exclusively through Log House Plants.

Cutworms damage fields in Oregon, Idaho (Capital Press)

Bill Buhrig, an Oregon State University cropping systems extension agent who surveyed the damage, said the caterpillars also damaged crested wheat seedings on Bureau of Land Management allotments.

OSU wind ensemble pays tribute to conductor James Douglass (Democrat-Herald)

The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble will pay tribute to its longtime conductor, James Douglass, at a concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St. on the OSU campus.

Motor skill deficiencies linked to autism severity in new research (Health Canal)

An Oregon State University researcher has found a relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in very young children.

Audubon app takes some work but can identify trees (Statesman Journal)

But as far as simplicity, the best reference in my opinion still is “Trees to Know in Oregon.” It’s by the Oregon State University Extension Service, and the new edition that I haven’t seen yet says it features 70 new color photos.


Earth Week – Conserving Resources Day: Thursday Earth Week events include the Reusable Menstrual Products Workshop at 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Women’s Center, Garden Fest! at 2:30-6 p.m. at the Student Sustainability Center, From Rags to Bags at 4-5:30 p.m. in M.U. 206 and Climate and the Economy at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Westminster House. Learn more online.

Student leadership: At the April 24 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Tram Hoang, Tina Clawson and students at the Dixon Recreation Center will discuss their student leadership program. 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 larry.pribyl@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-3817.

un-Packing Christian Privilege: The idea of Christian Privilege is not new, resulting as it does, from the dominant or normalizing influence of Christianity in our North American culture. Description and more information at  http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/93915/. The Sponsored by the OSU Campus Coalition Builders, Division of Student Affairs. Thursday, April 24, noon-1:30 p.m. in MU 206

Gatekeeper Training: Suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst college students. This workshop will teach participants to recognize the warning signs and how to help if someone they know is thinking about suicide. April 24, 2-4 p.m., MU Journey Room. Presented by Jim Gouveia, LCSW with CAPS. Registration required: http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/features/gatekeeper-training. Additional workshop available on May 16.

Starker Lecture Series: Paige Fischer, Research Social Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Western Wild land Environmental Threat Assessment center and PNW Research Station, Prineville, will speak on “Beyond Boundaries: Social Challenges and Opportunities in the Forest Landscape Management.” Thursday, April 24, 3:30 p.m., RH 107. Reception to follow. For more on the Starker Lecture Series visit http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Starting and Saving Seeds: This class will teach and show you the process of starting and saving seeds while providing an opportunity to participate in hands-on planting and transplanting.  Starting transplants gives the home gardener choices when succession planting and inter-planting. April 24, , 6:30-8:30 p.m.,OSU Extension Service, Lane County, 996 Jefferson St., Eugene.

Wind ensemble: Come join the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, in a concert to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of James Douglass, director of bands emeritus, and his 31-year career at OSU. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis and online at Ticket Tomato dot com. OSU students with ID and K-12 students will be admitted for free while seating is available.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Pet Costume Contest: A pet costume contest will be held at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Pet Day, Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m. Great prizes for first, second and third place winners PLUS everyone who enters gets a fun treat. Super hero rabbits, ballerina cats, rock star dogs, they’re all eligible to win (dogs on a leash please). Register online now.

Take your kids to campus: In conjunction with the national Take Your Sons and Daughters to work day, OSU is hosting Bring Your Kids to Campus Day on April 25. Bring your Kids to Campus Day is way to celebrate family, the importance of education and to highlight the myriad of family-friendly activities on campus. For more information and to register go to: oregonstate.edu/childcare/bring-your-kids-to-campus-day

Earth Day Service Projects, Friday April 25 and Saturday April 26:  Registration is now open for all Earth Day Projects! The Center for Civic Engagement is sponsoring 6 environmentally focused service projects in recognition of Earth Day 2014. Five projects will be taking place Saturday, April 26, 2014 and 1 project will take place Friday, April 25, 2014 in the afternoon. Snacks and refreshments (including morning coffee) will be provided. Lunch will be provided for the all-day project.  Pre-registration is required. See details and register here at http://oregonstate.edu/cce/earthday.  For more information, contact cce@oregonstate.edu.

Carpool/vanpool information meeting: This meeting is targeting OSU staff/faculty and employees of other local organizations who live in the Linn/Polk/Marion County area and commute to Corvallis. We’ll provide information about how commuter carpools and vanpools work, and some current vanpoolers will share their perspective. Noon to 1 p.m. Fri. April 25 at Kearney Hall Room 311 (Civil Engineering Library). Free pizza lunch. RSVP to Nicholas.Snowhill@oregonstate.edu by April 24.

Video screening: “Do the Math,” the video, Friday April 25, 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.

GRAMMY event: Celebrate OSU’s new partnership with the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum, which will provide students access to the rich musical history and archives of the museum. April 25, 3 p.m., MU Lounge. Event includes a talk by executive director of the GRAMMY Museum, Bob Santelli, President Ed Ray, and a performance by alum Roosevelt Credit and OSU Choirs.

Alumni Association Spring Awards: Join the OSU Alumni Association at the  Spring Awards celebration as we celebrate the dedication and generosity of Rockne Freitas ’68 and Penny Atkins ’79, the 2014 recipients of the E.B. Lemon and Jean & C.H. “Scram” Graham awards. April 25, 6:30 reception, 7 p.m. dinner, CH2M Hill Alumni Center. www.osualum.com/springawards2014

Fiction reading: Fiction writer Sarah Shun-lien Bynum will read at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library rotunda. A question and answer session and book signing will follow. This event is part of OSU’s 2013-2014 Visiting Writers Series.

Exploring Social Justice through Art Retreat: As an educator and artist, Claudia Ramirez Islas uses art as a medium to open dialogue about social justice issues that have impacted her life and the lives of many all over the world. The Exploring Social Justice through Art Retreat will provide a space for the OSU community to come together and share how we can advocate for ourselves and others through a social justice lens. April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez. Spaces are limited, RSVP at http://bit.ly/1iB8rcS

Latin Night: tickets sold out, but after 6 p.m. stand-by guests may be seated first come, first served. MU Ballroom April 26, doors open 5 p.m., show starts 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the “World Cup” theme, with live Latin band, dances and dinner. Hosted by Association of Latin American Students, sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: isa.guerrero.ochoa@gmail.com

 In Quest of Conscience- Staged Reading– Part of the Holocaust Memorial Week of OSU, Charlotte Headrick directs Robert David Macdonald’s adaption of Gitta Sereny’s Into That Darkness which is based on her seventy hours of interviews with Franz Stangl, the commandant of Treblinka. Performers include Rick Wallace, Elizabeth Helman, Leonora Rianda, and Michael Beaton. Construction and Engineering Hall at LaSells Stewart Center May 2, 7:30 p.m.; Majestic Theatre, April 30, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Talent show: The 11th Annual The Other Side Talent Show and Silent Auction will be held April 30 at the LaSells Stewart Center across from Reser Stadium. The Talent Show begins at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. as does the Silent Auction. Suggested donations of $5 for the general public and $2 for OSU students will be accepted at the door with proceeds benefitting the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and a yet to be named non-profit organization.

Annual Meeting & Member Social: The OSU Retirement Association (OSURA) will hold its Annual Meeting and Member Social on Wed., May 7, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., in the OSU Foundation Board Room, 35th & Western. President Ray and OSURA Scholarship winners will highlight the meeting. Members and their guests welcome. For questions, contact osura@oregonstate.edu.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Study Abroad: Come ask a representative from AHA Study Abroad about how you can earn OSU resident credit towards your major or baccore and study in a country you have always dreamed about going to. West Dining Hall, Monday, April 28, noon to 3 p.m.

NEW! “Life in the “Plastisphere:” Microbial Communities on Plastic Marine Debris, Special Seminar by Erik Zettler, Monday April 28 Burt 193, noon to 1 p.m., http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/94586/

NEW! Cayuse Admin User Training: This training is designed for regular users of the system such as Research faculty, Support personnel  and Grant Coordinators.  The training addresses more advanced proposal considerations and encourages sharing of tips, tricks and proven best-practices.  April 29, from 10:30-11:30 a.m in MU 211. Contact sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu if you have questions.

NEW! Zotero and Google Non-Core Apps workshops at The Valley Library: Go beyond the core Google Apps for Learning (Drive, Mail, Calendar, Groups, and Sites) and learn to use a few of the many non-core Google Apps (April 29) for productivity. Also, learn to capture, manage and cite your research sources with the free citation manger, Zotero (April 30). Register to save your seat and review the remaining series offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Distinguished professors: Join us Tuesday, May 13, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center to recognize and hear from the 2014 Distinguished Professors: Marie Harvey and William Ripple. Presentations will be, “It Takes Two to Tango: Unintended Pregnancy and STI Prevention,” and “Conservation by Tooth and Claw: Top Predators Shape Ecosystems.” Free and open to the public, for more information visit: http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/recognizing-excellence

Two-Part Search Advocate Workshop Series at OSU-Cascades: Advocates help search committees avoid unconscious, unintentional biases, and enhance validity, diversity, and equity in the search/selection process.  April 25 and May 2, in Bend. To be eligible to serve as a search advocate, you must complete both sessions. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in these interactive workshops. For more information:  http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=7

The Philosophy of Rowing: Philosophers have been enamored with water from the 5th century pre-socratic Heraclitus who told us that ‘we cannot step into the same river twice.” John Frohnmayer, former chairman of the US National Endowment for the Arts, will explore what philosophy and rowing have to teach us–and each other. April 25, noon, Milam 301.

Speech Communication Colloquium: Dr. Colin Hesse will present his research, “The Impact of Affectionate Communication on Psychological and Physiological Stress,” on Friday, April 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Gilkey Hall 104.

Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Change:  How to Affect the Masses:   Join us in hearing from Adam Braun whose organization has been able to build over 200 schools in just over five years.  Adam is the founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise and was named to Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2012.  He has been featured at Clinton Global Initiative, Google Zeitgeist and Wired Magazine’s 2012 Smart List of 50 People Changing the World. April 29, 7 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center.  Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/discovery

Open Textbook Workshop for OSU faculty: OSU Libraries and Press invite OSU faculty members to learn how open textbooks can benefit their students in the classroom and in the pocketbook. This two-hour workshop on May 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. will introduce the concept of open textbooks and how to find and incorporate them into courses. Participants will write a brief review of one open textbook after the workshop for a $200 stipend. For more details and registration information, see: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/open-textbook-workshop

News for Employees

Field EcoHydrology and Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: Open to both Undergrad and Grad students.  Attendees will be in the field for the entire course. There are 5 different sections, which can be taken individually or as a 3-part course (2 session are repeated). Space is limited!  Email Jennifer.cohen@oregonstate.edu for an override.

Performing Arts Exhibit and Archival Collections: The Oregon Multicultural Archives invites you to view an exhibit showcasing the Obo Addy Legacy Project, an African dance and music group, and Milagro, a Latino based theatre company. The exhibit can be found on the fifth floor of Valley Library, and will be up through September. Find out more about the collections and links to photos on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post. For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, and visit the Oregon Multicultural Archives.

AOP scholarships: AOP is soliciting applications for their 2014-2015 $500 scholarship. Applicants must be in good standing, have at least one full year of undergraduate studies remaining, and be declared with a major or minor in the College of Business OR have a parent/legal guardian who is an AOP member in good standing. Applications packets are available by contacting Elizabeth Thomas at elizabeth.thomas@oregonstate.edu. Deadline May 2.

Call for proposals: DeLoach Work Scholarships for undergraduates. The University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for summer and fall terms, 2014. Tenured and tenure-track Oregon State faculty members, as well as senior instructors, can submit proposals for funding in support of Honors College undergraduates working at tasks that advance faculty research and enhance student experiential learning. Other faculty who like to apply should contact the UHC. Proposed work must relate to the area of the nominated student’s academic training and provide a significant learning outcome. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 9. Information regarding awards and the application process is available at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.


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

Animal Attendant:  The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hiring an Animal Attendant for the Small Animal Hospital.  Posting #0012275. Closes April 27.

Office Specialist 2 – College of Forestry:  The Department of Wood Science & Engineering has a 1.0 FTE position available in the administrative office.  Posting #0012270. Closes April 27.

Development Engineer – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Development Engineer position. Posting #0012274. Closes April 27.

Medical Assistants, Student Health Services is hiring two (2)  full-time, nine-month positions.  Posting #0012237. Closes April 27.

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistants, Student Health Services is hiring two (2) full time, nine-month positions.  Posting #0012232. Closes April 28.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on April 30.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0011033 no later than April 29.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Training Associate – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Training Associate position. Posting #0012240. Closes April 30.

The College of Engineering is seeking a full-time Machinist / Development Engineer to manage the operations of the Engineering Services Shop (ESS) and execute the design and fabrication of research and instructional equipment to meet the needs of the College of Engineering. The Development Engineer is a master machinist and welder at the journeyman level, and a specialized resource person and advisor to other technicians, researchers and students. Posting number # 0012302. Closes April 30.

Administrative Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity)–Animal and Rangeland Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative Manager position. Posting #0012198. Closes April 30.

OSU Alumni Association is seeking a Director of Alumni Career Services. Position description and application information at: www.osualum.com/jobs  Apply by April 30.

Employee and Labor Relations Manager – Office of Human Resources (OHR) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Employee and Labor Relations Manager position. Posting #0012199. Closes April 30.

Education Project Assistant – Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a part-time, (.30 FTE), EPA position located in Newport.  Posting # 0012252. Closes April 30.

Outreach Program Coordinator – Klamath County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Klamath Falls.  Posting # 0012269. Closes April 30.

Infrastructure Construction Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity)– Capital Planning and Development invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Infrastructure Construction Manager position. Posting #0012290. 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.

Education Program Assistant 2  – Wasco County Extension office invites applications for a full-time, (1.00 FTE), EPA 2 position located in The Dalles.  Posting # 0012265. Closes May 2.

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.

Human Resources Consultant–The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Human Resources Consultant position. Posting #0012295. 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 Economics. Posting #0012071. 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. Closes May 4.

Temporary-Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 1 – OSU part-time This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, .50 FTE (approximately 20 hours per week), temporary (approximately 8 months) appointment as an Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 1 in the OSU Library.  Posting #0012309. Closes May 5.

The Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University seeks candidates for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term, 12-month instructor position.  This position specializes in cadaver-based, vertebrate anatomy, and physiology.  A master’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related field is required.  Posting #0012257.  For full consideration, apply by  May 8.

Human Resource Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity) – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resource Manager position. Posting # 0012312. Closes May 9.

Assistant Director of Operations and Communications–Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Director of Operations and Communications position. Posting #0012283. Closes May 9.

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.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Posting #0012243. Closes May 11.

Fiscal Coordinator 1–Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting #0012293. Closes May 12.

Health Educator– Student Health Services invites applications for a full time, 12 month Health Educator-Coordinator position.  Posting #0012256. Closes May 13.

Manager of Intake, Retention, & Transition–Disability Access Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Manager of Intake, Retention, & Transition position. Posting #0012251. Closes May 13.

Program Technician 2 – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Technician 2 position. Posting #0012008. For full consideration, apply by April 30. Closes May 15.

Agronomy Instructor– The Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month agronomy instructor.  Posting #0012271. Closes May 23.

Traffic and maintenance


Fairbanks parking lot: The parking lot on the west side of Fairbanks Hall will be closed May 5 through Aug. 31. Starting May 5 at 7 a.m., the lot will be closed for the Asian Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) groundbreaking ceremony.  After this event, the lot will remain closed until August 31, for the complete reconstruction of this parking lot, including ADA improvements, as part of the Austin Hall and APCC projects.

Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Realignment Project, the City will be flushing the new 20” waterline in Washington Way at 17th Street on Thursday, April 24. This will result in a large amount of water in the roadway between 17th Street and the ROTC building that will flow and dissipate slowly to storm drains.  It is expected that the water will flow over the north curb into the ROTC training yard south of Goss Stadium

Washington Way closure: The Washington Way closure will be extended west to 26th Street, April 15 – May 2,  (previously expected to occur April 15 – 29).  For this time period, access to Washington Way from Benton Place, the adjacent parking lot, and 17th Street will be restricted. Additional information at Campus Closure, Shutdown, and Detour Notices.


Corvallis: “Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…”It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Showers today with a high of 59 and a low of 41. Showers likely again tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of showers today. High of 52, low of 33. Showers likely tomorrow.

Newport: Showers today. High of 52, low of 42. Showers tomorrow.

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

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