OSU Today

Thursday, May 29, 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.

Antarctic iceberg flotilla caused huge sea-level rise (Yahoo News)

“The Antarctic Ice Sheet had been considered to be fairly stable and kind of boring in how it retreated,” said study co-author Peter Clark, a climate scientist at Oregon State University. “This shows the ice sheet is much more dynamic and episodic, and contributes to rapid sea-level rise.” (see also International Business Times, Nature World News, Economic Times India)

OSU: Spawning wild salmon smarter than farmed (KGW)

Are wild salmon smarter than hatchery salmon? Some researchers at Oregon State University say think so, especially when it comes to picking the perfect mate. (see also Democrat-Herald, Northwest Cable News, Science Daily)

Partnership to help create startups (KEZI)

This collaboration between the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, the cities of Eugene and Corvallis, as well as the Chamber of Commerce will give entrepreneurs the resources they need to be successful.

Joseph Orosco: Peace Activist, Author, Professor (Corvallis Advocate)

Professor of philosophy Joseph Orosco is the director of OSU’s Peace Studies program. He’s working to develop “a peace and conflict studies research center that would bring together, on campus, faculty and students who are interested in issues about peace and social justice and war and conflict, and trying to become social change agents to bring about a more peaceful and just world.”

Portland ice cream shop named one of America’s best (Oregonian)

Perhaps the only academic off-shoot on our list, S&S boasted an initial line of flavors created in OSU’s Food Innovation Center using 100% locally sourced, Fred Armisen-approved ingredients.

Humpback whale subspecies discovered (Corvallis Advocate)

The study takes over where previous research, led by OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute associate director Scott Baker left off, which identified as many as five distinct humpback populations in the North Pacific Ocean alone.

Watch Ore. students on the Ellen Show (KGW)

Last Wednesday, Ellen sent a crew and a reporter to the OSU campus, and gave students the opportunity to be on the show.

House votes to drop federal interest in HAREC land (Daily Astorian)

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would allow Oregon State University greater flexibility to manage — and eventually move — its agricultural research and extension center in Hermiston. (see also Hermiston Herald)

Klamath Basic Research and Extension Center birthplace for new potato varieties (Herald & News)

Oregon State University’s Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center (KBREC) is home to innovative new crop varieties, especially potatoes. Every year researchers plant thousands of new types of potatoes. Those thousands of plants are whittled down year after year until, a decade later, a new potato is ready for the market.

Oregon Wine Research Institute refocuses efforts (Wines & Vines)

Mark Chien officially takes the reins as program coordinator of the Oregon Wine Research Institute today, but the organization he joins has changed greatly from the top-down institute envisioned six years ago.

Learn the science of soil at free OSU Extension workshop (Coast Weekend)

James Cassidy from the Oregon State University crop and soil science department will present a program suitable for both farmers and gardeners on the complex nature of soils from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at the OSU Clatsop County Extension Office.


Wellness program: Healthy Team Healthy U is back on campus, Thursday, May 29.  This is a 12-week wellness program developed by OHSU with proven results for losing weight, increasing fitness, and lowering blood pressure.  To participate in the program, you must be enrolled in a PEBB health plan as an employee or as a dependent.  Stop by between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to learn about the program, get your questions answered, or enroll and receive your free pedometer.  MU, Trysting Tree Lounge area (across from Bites).  For more information contact Employee Benefits at 541-737-2805, employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! A Taste of Asia: Today in Pangea NUTR 447 Class  is taking over, you will find some delicious dishes such as Fresh Spring Rolls, Korean Beed, Daal Curry, Spicy Chicken Wings and more! For the full menu head over to Pangea’s Daily Specials.

Discovering women’s rugby at OSU: At the May 29 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, David Dickson, coach of the women’s rugby team, will discuss efforts to build a team that competes up and down the West Coast. Triad meets in the Linus Pauling Science Center, room 402, 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.

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 a small group conversation 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 at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/ray for the May 29 session from 2-3:30 p.m. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

 Scholarship and Creativity Fair: Join our College of Liberal Arts faculty as they showcase their innovative and creative work — from illustrating the psychological effects of meditation, to taking a social justice tour of Corvallis, to understanding the crisis in Ukraine, and more. Come, too, for an evening of live performances and readings by our stellar faculty and students.  May 29, 5-8 p.m., Club Level, Reser Stadium.  Refreshments will be served.  Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/cla

Upcoming Events

NEW! Video screening: “Do the Math,” the video, Friday May 30, noon to 1 p.m., Furman 303. Attend this brown bag movie and discussion of the iconic 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! Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day:  The OSU College Forests and OSU Extension Service, Benton/Linn County, are hosting the second annual Get Outdoors Day event at Peavy Arboretum north of Corvallis.  This event will take place on Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as part of National Get Outdoors Day,  to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.  This event is free to the public and will feature a variety of hands-on activities including free fishing for youth 13 and under and guided hikes for people of all ages.  For more information: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

NEW! Everyone Matters @ OSU Advocate Awards Ceremony: Everyone Matters @ OSU and the Office of Equity and Inclusion are awarding staff and faculty who exemplify the principles of Inclusivity, Equity, and Diversity. All faculty, staff, and students welcome to attend the Everyone Matters @ OSU Advocate Awards Pinning Ceremony: June 2, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – MU Quad. facebook.com/EveryoneMattersAtOsu #EveryoneMattersOSU

NEW! Global Health: Learn more about global health and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ new Center for Global Health at the center’s inaugural symposium. The event will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5-6 on the OSU campus. See http://health.oregonstate.edu/global-health/symposium for more information about the symposium and to learn how to register. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Day of Caring Service Projects, Friday May 30: Registration for Day of Caring Service Projects on the afternoon of Friday May 30 is now open. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in this day of service. Choose from 14 different service projects with 12 community partners. Projects will take place at various times in the afternoon and check-in will be on campus at the Dixon lower courts, with transportation provided from there. Many projects can accommodate children and youth as well.Registration is required: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-2013-service-projects.

Spring concerts: The MUPC will hold its annual spring concerts, Battle of the Bands and Dam Jam on May 30, and May 31, respectively in the MU Quad. Battle of the Bands showcases 10 OSU student bands competing for cash prizes, with the winning band opening for the Dam Jam concert the following night. Battle of the Bands begins at 4:30 p.m. on May 30. The opening band for this year’s event is an all OSU professor band named B2K and the Delicious Spoon. The Dam Jam concert takes place Saturday, May 31, with gates opening at 7 p.m. and music beginning at 8 p.m.

Choir concert: The Oregon State University men’s and women’s choirs present their final concert of the school year on Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Street. Performing will be Bella Voce, directed by Tina Bull and the OSU Meistersingers, directed by Russ Christensen. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at tickettomato.com. OSU students and youth through age 18 will be admitted for free.

Ballroom dance: The Oregon State University Ballroom Dance Company ( formerly Cool Shoes), will perform their award-winning showcase “Swingin’ Ballroom,” Friday and Saturday, May 30-31, 7:30 p.m.  at Corvallis High School Auditorium, 1555 SW 35th St.  Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 students and seniors, and can be purchased at the door the nights of the performances. For more information contact Cathy Dark at 541-737-5929.

Beth Phelps Ray – A Celebration of Life:  OSU students, faculty and staff, Corvallis community, alumni and friends are all welcome to attend this celebratory, musical event on Monday, June 2, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center.  Learn more about the life of Beth at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/lifeatosu/2014/celebrating-the-life-of-first-lady-beth-ray/

Electronic Research Administration vendor demos: The Research Office is seeking input on vendor demonstrations for different electronic Research Administration systems to assist with the processing of submissions and reviews related to research compliance, environmental health and safety compliance. Tech Software, June 2, 9-11 a.m. in Hallie Ford, Room 115; A-Tune, June 3, 2-4 p.m. in Hallie Ford, Room 115; iMedris, June 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Kidder, Room 274; Huron, June 4, 3-5 p.m. in Kidder, Room 274; Topaz, June 5, 8-10 a.m. in Hallie Ford, Room 115; Key Solutions, June 5, 3-5 p.m. in Hallie Ford, Room 115.

Noche de Gala: Empowering Cultural Identity” event in MU Ballroom, Friday, June 6, includes dinner, entertainment and awards 6-8 p.m. (ticket required) and a dance from 9 p.m.-midnight (no ticket required). Formal attire recommended. Free tickets now available in MU 103.  Co-hosted by MASA, MEChA, Kalmekak and CASA Latina/o de OSU, sponsored by SEAC, funded by Educational Activities. Contact: Esmeralda Flores florese@onid.oregonstate.edu.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Microwave Essential Oil Extraction: Bill Dean of OilExtech will discuss a novel extraction apparatus and how OilExtech has taken an idea from invention to commercialization. OilExtTech operates under an exclusive license from OSU and is the  newest tenant at OSU’s Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (MBI, Building 11, Hewlett-Packard campus). Dean will speak on May 30 from noon – 1 p.m. in the MBI’s Metolius Room.

NEW! Literature and Disability Studies Lecture: Professor Allison Hobgood (Willamette University) will present the talk “Poetry, Prosthesis, and Queer-Crip Intercourses in the English Renaissance” on Monday, June 2, from 4-5 p.m. in the MU Journey Room as part of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film’s Critical Questions Lecture Series.

NEW! Campus Climate Survey Preliminary Results: Learn about preliminary employee survey findings, plans for ongoing assessment, and plans for designing and implementing strategies on Wednesday, June 4, from 9-10:30 a.m. in Kidder 202 (this session will be streamed live and recorded). Both the recorded session and survey results will be available at http://oregonstate.edu/oei/climate-assessment Accommodation requests related to a disability can be made at 541-737-3556 or oei@oregonstate.edu.

Frontiers in Applied Economics Seminar Series. Sheila Olmstead (University of Texas at Austin) presents “Damming the Commons: An Empirical Analysis of International Cooperation and Conflict in Dam Placement”. Friday, May 30, 3:30-5 p.m. in 019 Milam Hall.

School of Psychological Science Spring Colloquium Series: Victoria Braun will speak on “Common and Differential Effects of Meditation Styles on Interpersonal Conflict Coping and Prosocial Construct Activation,” May 30, from 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

Fracking discussion: The Department of Applied Economics and The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences  presents Sheila Olmstead (Univ of Texas at Austin) as she talks about Fracking and Surface Water Quality, May 29, 6:30 p.m., C&E Hall in the LaSells Stewart Center. Also, join us at 9 a.m. on May 30 for a discussion/reception with Olmstead, CEOAS Admin Bldg. (26th & Monroe)

News for Employees

Association of Oregon Recyclers Conference: The 36th annual AOR Conference & Trade Show held June 19-21 at the LaSells Stewart Center will feature workshops, tours, and networking opportunities with waste reduction experts. Register by this Friday, May 30 for the early bird rate. OSU students and staff may take advantage of the AOR member rate. See the agenda and details online.

Everyone Matters @ OSU Advocate Awards: Everyone Matters @ OSU and the Office of Equity and Inclusion are accepting nominations for the Everyone Matters  @ OSU Advocates Award. Nominate staff or faculty who exemplify the principles of Inclusivity, Equity, and Diversity. Pinning ceremony: June 2, 11 a.m.-12:30pm – MU Quad. Nominate here: https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_bdRWAIumm6b5QBD by May 28. facebook.com/EveryoneMattersAtOsu #EveryoneMattersOSU

24/7 – Yes We Can: You asked for it, so let’s give it a try!  The Valley Library will be open 24/7 for dead and finals week spring term.  We will open at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 1 and we won’t close our doors again until 6 p.m. on Friday, June 13at the end of finals week.  If you like it, if you need it, if you want it, come on in and USE IT.  We’ll be here for you.

Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is June 9 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Summer 2014. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee


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

AmeriCorps member position: OSU Extension Service – Marion County is seeking a Mentor Development and Youth Retention Project Coordinator through the VISTA AmeriCorps program. For information: vista@oregoncampuscompact.org.

Administrative Program Specialist –  The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Specialist. Posting #0012238. Closes May 28.

Associate Pathway Program Manager (Internal) – INTO-OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Pathway Program Manager position. Posting #0012404. Closes May 29.  This is an internal position.

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 30.

Health Educator-Nutritionist– Student Health Services invites applications for a full time, 12 month Health Educator-Nutritionist.  Posting #0012340. Closes May 30.

IACUC Coordinator – The Office of VP for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term IACUC Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President for Research. Posting #0012388. Closes May 30.

Associate Director for Federal Relations – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Director for Federal Relations position. Posting # 0012326. Closes for full consideration May 30.

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.

Office Specialist 2- The Department of Integrative Biology invites applications for a full time, 12 month OS2 position. Posting #0012424. For full consideration, apply by June 1.

Accountant 1 – Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Accountant 1 position. Posting #0012403. Closes June 1.

Public Info Representative 1–Professional & Continuing Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Public Info Representative 1. Posting #0012396. Closes June 1.

Coordinator of TOUR Program–Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Coordinator of TOUR Program. Posting #0012383. Closes June 1.

Advisor – The College of Engineering invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Advisor positions. Posting #0012377. Closes June 2.

Financial Aid Advisor–Financial Aid and Scholarship invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Financial Aid Advisor. Posting #0012391. Closes June 2.

Interim Vice President for Research (Internal Employment Opportunity) – OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Interim Vice President for Research. Posting # 0012428. Closes June 3.

Coordinator – Communications and Marketing The Department of Crop and Soil Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term Cereal Variety Outreach Coordinator.  Posting #0012365.  Closes June 6.

Office Specialist 2 – International Student Advising and Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0012376. Closes June 6.

Coordinator of Career and Major Decision Making — The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Coordinator of Career and Major Decision Making position. Posting # 0012419.  Closes June 7.

Assistant Director of Admissions, Marketing, & Programs (Internal Employment Opportunity) –Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Director of Admissions, Marketing, & Programs. Posting #0012429. Closes June 9.

Assistant Director–Financial Aid and Scholarship invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Director. Posting #0012393. Closes June 9.

Administrative Program Assistant – The Center for Teaching and Learning invites applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE), 12-month, Temporary Classified, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0012420. Closes June 10.

Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards–Student Conduct invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Director of SCCS. Posting #0012350. Closes June 11.

Education Program Assistant 1   – OSU Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.65 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Dallas.  Posting # 0012433. Closes June 14.

Education Program Assistant 1   – OSU Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Hood River.  Posting # 0012434. Closes June 15.

International Program Advisor – OUS Study Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Program Advisor position. Posting #0012379. Closes June 15.

Information Technology Communications Manager – Information Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Information Technology Communications Manager position. Posting # 0012435. Closes June 16.

Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment –Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment. Posting #0012425. Closes June 16.

Analyst Programmer – OSU full-time. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 3, position in the OSU Library. Posting #0012458. Closes June 20.

Vice Provost for International Programs (Internal Employment Opportunity for OSU and OUS) – OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Vice Provost for International Programs. Posting # 0012442. Closes  Jun 20.

Officer-ECICO – OSU full-time. The Vice President of Research Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President. Posting #0012431. Closes June 27.

Traffic and maintenance

Memorial Place: As part of the Black Cultural Center (BCC) construction project, the north end of SW Memorial Place will be closed June 11-14, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for the installation of BCC’s storm system tie-in to existing manhole in SW Memorial Place.

Jefferson Way: For the Battle of the Bands and Dam Jam events, 26th Street between Jefferson and Campus Way will be closed May 30-31, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Washington Way: Access to Washington Way from Benton Place and 17th Street have be reestablished, which includes a new accessible ramp at the north end of the 17th Street crosswalk.  These reconnections can provide alternate routes around the 15th Street closure.

Park Terrace East Lot: For the OSU Nutrition On the Run 5k fun run/walk event, the Park Terrace East Lot will be closed June 1, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Goss Stadium: As part of hosting NCAA Baseball Regional and Super Regional games, the lot directly east of Goss Stadium (between Armory Lane and Washington Way) is scheduled to be closed May 29 – June 2,  between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day.  Only cars with NCAA issued parking permits will be allowed, and all others will be removed at owners expense.  All other lots around Goss Stadium will have attendants two hours before each game. Please note that valid OSU permit holders who are NOT attending the tournament will be allowed access without paying the Athletics fee. Based on the Regional results, a second tournament will be held June 5 – 9, and the same setup will take place.

Jefferson Way: As part of the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center project, Jefferson Way between 26th Street and Weatherford Place will be closed 6 a.m., May 27,  through 5 p.m., May 29 for waterline work

Jefferson Way: As part of the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center project, several parking spaces along Jefferson Way near Fairbanks Hall will be closed from May 27 – Aug. 3. If these spaces become available sooner, we will open them up as soon as possible.

30th Street: As part of the Samaritan Sports Medicine Facility project, a one-lane closure along 30th Street between Oak Creek Bridge and the south entrance to Reser parking lot (between Western Blvd. and Washington Way) is scheduled for May 29 – 30. All drives and parking lots between Western Blvd. and Washington Way will be accessible during the lane closure. On June 2, both lanes of 30th Street will be closed between Oak Creek Bridge and the south entrance to Reser parking lot.  Magruder and Reser parking lots will be accessible from the north, i.e. Washington Way.  Oak Creek Building and CEOAS Storage Buildings will be accessible from the south, i.e. Western Blvd.

Weniger and Gilbert building access: Due to a delay in obtaining permits from the City, the start of renovation work was delayed, so this closure has been extended to June 30. Please expect limited access to certain areas of Weniger and Gilbert Halls at different times, depending on where work is occurring.  The ceilings and ceiling mounted lighting will be replaced in the corridors of both buildings and several offices and labs on the second floor of Weniger.  Demolition in corridors will be done either in the evenings or on weekends, but installation will be done during normal hours.  In addition, the floors will be replaced.


Corvallis: “O May, sweet-voice one, going thus before, Forever June may pour her warm red wine Of life and passions,–sweeter days are thine!” ~ Helen Hunt Jackson. Sunny today with a high of 71 and a low of 46. High of 78 tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 67, low of 35. Slight chance of thunderstorms tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny, high of 59, low of 47. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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

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