Power returns after blackout in Corvallis, Albany (Gazette-Times)
Tom Gauntt, a spokesman for the utility, said roughly 33,700 homes and businesses lost power about 4:30 p.m. after a piece of electrical equipment failed at the Hazelwood substation southwest of Albany.
Radiation in some albacore tuna caught off the Oregon coast tripled after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, a new study from Oregon State University shows. Still, those levels were a thousand times lower than the maximum safe level set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.(see also Gazette-Times, Statesman Journal, KMTR)
Autism affects motor skills too (U.S. News & World Report)
The lag in motor skills development among the children with autism was not linked to intellectual ability, noted study author Megan MacDonald, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. (see also Health.com)
In the fall of 2015, Bend will start to look different. For the first time, freshmen will show up in the fall, ready to begin the start of their college careers at a four-year university, OSU Cascades. (see also Bend Bulletin)
Stacey Smith, an assistant professor of history at Oregon State University, helped shape a new Lincoln-themed exhibit at the Oregon History Museum in Portland.
Do white Americans owe black Americans financial reparations for slavery? This question was the subject of a formal debate Wednesday during the Peace and Social Justice class that 10 College Hill High School students are taking at Oregon State University. The class is offered by the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion’s Phronesis Lab specially for the alternative school’s students — and the class has five instructors for just 10 students.
OSU develops flower-identifying app (Portland Tribune)
Oregon State University programmers and botanists worked together with a company called High Country Apps to develop a mobile app, Oregon Wildflowers, that identifies over 1,000 plants.
‘Get There’ drive less campaign set to roll (Gazette-Times)
A series of events also has been scheduled during the campaign, including bike repair workshops, movie nights and free breakfasts for cyclists and transit riders. The event is sponsored by the city of Corvallis, the Cascades West Council of Governments and Oregon State University, with assistance from other local organizations and businesses.
Scott Baker, associate director of Oregon State’s Marine Mammal Institute and co-author on the paper, said whale populations nevertheless have not recovered in the Southern Ocean in spite of an abundance of meals.
Growing echinacea (Bend Bulletin)
The flowers are attractive to birds especially with their dried seed heads in fall and winter. A big plus for many Central Oregon gardeners is the fact that echinacea is considered deer-resistant. Of course, that is not to say they won’t try a nibble once in awhile. The flower is also included in the Fire-Resistant Plant List for Home Landscape, a Pacific Northwest Extension publication, available at the Oregon State University Extension Office in Redmond.
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
Department of Mathematics – Department Head Candidate: Ami Radunskaya will give a talk on Tuesday, April 29 from 9 – 10 a.m. in Kidder 350. This talk will be her vision for Department of Mathematics.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: ”Sibilng Rivalry.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s healthy and well-being. RSVP to email@example.com. April 29, noon, MU 208.
Department of Mathematics – Department Head Candidate: Ami Radunskaya will give a talk on her mathematics research on Tuesday, April 29 from 2 – 3 p.m. in Kidder 350. The title of her talk is “DDEs, DCs and Doses: Mathematical approaches to designing cancer vaccines.”
April Repair Fair: Bring your broken belongings for free repairs and attend drop-in demonstrations at the Repair Fair Tuesday, April 29 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street). Demonstrations are on green cleaning, D.I.Y. shirt bags and fixing flat bicycle tires. See the schedule and a list of repair skills being offered at http://tiny.cc/repair-fair.
Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Change: How to Affect the Masses April 29, 7 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center join us in hearing from Adam Braun whose organization has been able to build over 200 schools in just over 5 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. Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/discovery
Play about Armenian genocide: A preview of selected scenes from the play, “Forty,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall. The play, being written by OSU’s Leonora Rianda, is about the Armenian genocide in 1915-16. A discussion of the play and the genocide will follow the performance.
NEW! Composer and Performer: At the May 1 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Dana Reason of the Department of Music will share some of her compositions from classical to jazz. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-737-3817.
Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon 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.
Music software/hardware producers visit OSU: Ableton (maker of Live, a unique music creation and performance software, and Push, a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live) is partnering with OSU for the Ableton University Tour on Wednesday, April 30. A free evening presentation, open to the public, featuring performances, tips and tricks, and unique approaches for music-making from artist/trainers Jeremy Highhouse and Nate Asman, takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Benton 303.
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.
Lectures and Webinars
NEW! Baccalaureate Core Category Review Workshops for DPD, Western Culture, and Cultural Diversity: Thursday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 9 – 11 a.m.; OR Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9-10 a.m. This is a how-to baccalaureate core assessment/category review workshop for those units/courses up for review in 2014 and 2015. Registration Contact: Beverly Dirks at Beverly.Dirks@oregonstate.edu
NEW! TAC Webinar: OSU’s Learning Management System Evaluation, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Are you curious to know more about the Learning Management Systems that OSU is evaluating in Spring term? Join this webinar to get your What, Why, When, Where and Who questions answered about the evaluation. We’ll also take a quick tour of Canvas and Blackboard to see their similarities and differences. May 1, 3-3:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1h1dHU1
NEW! Inequality for All (Film Screening): A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, this film features Robert Reich-professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member-as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. May 1, 7 p.m., Milam 318
NEW! James M Craig Memorial Lecture: Presented by Hans Paerl, University of North Carolina. “”Harmful cyanobacterial bloom dynamics in a world experiencing human- and climatically-mediated change: Causes, consequences and controls.” May 1, 7 p.m., LPSC 125.
NEW! On the Trail of the First People: A Journey into the American Ice Age. Writer and world-traveler Craig Childs will share stories and images from his recent travels into the American Ice Age. Through spectacular images and storytelling, Childs will take us through Paleolithic landscapes from Alaska to Chile to Florida. May 1, 7:30 p.m., C&E Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center.
NEW! Remembering Anne Frank: Laureen Nussbaum, a childhood friend of Anne Frank, will present “Remembering Anne Frank,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in LaSells Stewart Center’s Austin Auditorium. Nussbaum knew Frank in the late 1930s and early 1940s. She’ll share her memories of Anne and tell her own story of survival during World War II.
NEW! Governor Tom McCall Memorial Lecture: “The Road to Legal Marijuana in America.” Mason Tvert, Communications Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, will deliver this year’s McCall lecture, looking at the subject of marijuana legalization. He will speak on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center.
Women of Color Coalition: Brown bag lunch, Wednesday, April 30, noon-1 p.m., Large East Conference Room, Marketplace West Dining.
Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar: Michael Skinner, School of Biological Science, Washington State University, will be presenting a seminar – “Impacts of Environmentally Induced Transgenerational Inheritance on Disease and Evolution: Ancestral Ghosts in your Genome”- at noon on Wednesday, April 30, in ALS 4001.
TAC Webinar: Create Your Own iBook, with Carmel Finley, Michael Jager, Jon Dorbolo. Apple iBook Author is a powerful, useable, and no-cost platform for creating digital books. This webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about digital book production. You can do this! Wed. April 30, 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1iiXgHI
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 recent graduates to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. April 30, 2-3 p.m., Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez . For more information: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/
Fisheries and wildlife seminar: Patricia L. Kennedy, Professor, Eastern Oregon Agriculture & Natural Resource Program and Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Union Experiment Station, will speak on “Novel Ecosystems: Management Opportunity or Cop-Out?” April 30, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.
Spring 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Alba Argerich (Assistant Professor, OSU, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management) will speak on ”Aquatic contribution of a small headwater stream to the carbon cycle,” Wednesday, April 30, 4-5 p.m., KEC 1001.
Holocaust talk: Northeastern University Professor William F.S. Miles will speak on “Shared Suffering and Empathy: Incorporating the Holocaust into Sub-Saharan Africa Thought and Commemoration,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the C&E Auditorium in LaSells Stewart Center.
Healthy Masculinities Conference: A conference on Healthy Masculinities will take place May 1-2 at Oregon State University in the Memorial Union. This year’s theme is “Genuine Masculinities: What is it to you?” The event includes panel discussion from university leaders, presentations by students, faculty and staff, and a free lunch on Friday for registered participants. The event is free for OSU campus members, $40 for those unaffiliated with OSU. To register and for more information: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/mensdev.
Cultural fluency workshops: The Linn-Benton Employer’s Partnership for Diversity invites pre-registration for two separate one-day cultural fluency workshops in April and May. Space is limited, so please register early (for one or both topics) by calling 541-766-6093 or emailing Rashad.email@example.com. Workshops include Navigating Difference Part 1, April 10 or May 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Personal Leadership, April 11 or May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to OSU employees. The April sessions are being held in the Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis. The May sessions are being held in the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD Offices, 905 4th Ave SE, Albany.
Recipe to Market, Brand and Market Planning Course: Victor Willis and Oregon State’s Professional and Continuing Education team up to teach students in this month-long online course the ins and outs of successfully marketing and branding a product. The course will begin May 1 and run through the month. Please click here to register.
News for Employees
NEW! Call for 2014 Commencement volunteers: More than 60 volunteers are needed to serve as information specialists and assist guests during this year’s Commencement ceremony on June 14. Commencement volunteers play an important service and public relations role, including providing directions and programs, assisting in finding seats, answering questions and being an OSU ambassador. Attendance at one mandatory training session will be required prior to the commencement ceremony (to be held on June 12 or June 13). Most volunteers will be needed from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Please register online here
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.
Learning Management System Evaluation: The all-OSU hands-on evaluation of Blackboard and Canvas is going strong. Students, instructors and staff are encouraged to log into sample Canvas and Blackboard 14 sites and check out the features of each system. We have many hands-on labs scheduled so you can drop in, ask questions, and submit surveys. Snacks are provided. Find out more about the Learning Management System Evaluation on our blog Questions? Lynn.firstname.lastname@example.org
World Language and Culture Day 2014: A day bursting with performances, informational kiosks, and presentations for university and high school students, faculty, staff, and community, May 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., OSU MU Ballroom. This event is free and open to everybody. Come celebrate the languages and cultures of the world with us.
Access to Printing and Mailing Services: There have been a growing number of concerns about accessing Cascade Hall in order to review proofs or pick up projects. Driving or walking is more difficult due to all of the construction; however, you can still access Cascade Hall from May Ave., A Ave., or 16th St. Remember that your proofs or orders can also be delivered out to your building or picked up from the XPress Stop at MU 109. Please let us know if you would like these services when you place your order. You can contact us at email@example.com.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Deadline May 2.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
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.
Administrative and Diversity Manager–Office of Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management in Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative and Diversity Manager position. Posting # 0012282. Closes May 1.
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.
Office Specialist 1- Student Health Services invites applications for a full time, 12 month Immunization Program Assistant OS1. Posting #0012185. Closes May 12.
Executive Assistant (Internal Employment Opportunity) – OSU Office of Audit Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant position. Posting # 0012248. Closes for full consideration May 12.
The Intercultural Student Services Department and the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement are currently recruiting a full time, twelve-month, Social Change Leadership Programs (SCLP) Coordinator. Posting #0012313. Closes May 12.
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.
FRA/Lab Technician – The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing invites applications for a part-time (.60 FTE), 12-month, Lab Technician/Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0012303. Closes May 23.
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.
Administrative Assistant – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Assistant position. Posting # 0012319. Closes May 31.
Traffic and maintenance
15th Street closure:15th street will be closed at Washington Way beginning May 5, through August. Local access to OSU, businesses, and residential will be available at times from 15th Street, up to the point where construction on the street temporarily eliminates access. Alternate routes to OSU, businesses and residential will be required as described below. (map). OSU Kerr Administrative Parking and OSU Facilities will find access via Benton Place. OSU Parking lots east of 15th Street will find access via 11th Street to Washington Avenue. Businesses south of the railroad crossing will find access via 15th Street from the south only as well as from side streets. Residential and Apartments south of the railroad crossing will find access via 15th Street from the south only, as well as from side streets.
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 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: “Spring is the only revolutionary whose revolution has succeeded.” ― Marianne Van Hirtum. Mostly sunny today, high of 80, low of 47. Sunny and in the mid 80s tomorrow.
Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 69, low of 39. Sunny tomorrow.
Newport: Mostly sunny today, high of 68, low of 51. Sunny tomorrow.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/