OSU Today

Monday, June 9, 2014

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

How do salmon and steelhead use magnetism to navigate? (Think Out Loud)

A team of scientists at Oregon State University is beginning to get a better sense of how it works. Not only do the fish use their magnetic sense like a compass to make sure they’re heading in the right direction. They also use it like a map: the Earth’s magnetic field varies around the globe and the fish are able to navigate through the ocean towards the parts of the field that most closely match their home territory. (segment airs today at 12:15 p.m. on OPB)

Board OKs tuition freeze for Oregon undergraduates (Gazette-Times)

The state Board of Higher Education on Friday officially approved a tuition freeze for the upcoming academic year. The freeze for in-state undergraduates resulted from last fall’s “grand bargain’’ between Gov. John Kitzhaber and the Legislature. Kitzhaber got more money for education while lawmakers won pension cuts for government employees and a bill that restricted most Oregon counties from regulating genetically engineered crops.

Giving due to the marginalized (Democrat-Herald)

The archives mention the marginalized only in passing — if at all — and what little remains today of their history and contributions are told through the lens of those who marginalized them. It is with that premise that Professor Natchee Barnd and four Oregon State University graduate students in his ethnohistory methodology course set out to give voice and context to underrepresented people of Corvallis’ history. (see also Gazette-Times)

Potato psyllids arrive early in PNW (Capital Press)

Oregon State University Extension entomologist Silvia Rondon has also made a positive psyllid identification from a sticky trap taken from the Lower Columbia Basin in Oregon.

OSU phasing out ‘tuition plateau’ (Gazette-Times)

At Oregon State University, the per-credit rate for in-state undergraduates will not go up next year, but the university continues to phase out its so-called “tuition plateau.” The tuition plateau gives full-time students a break on per-credit rates.

OSU-Cascades engineering students win big (Bend Bulletin)

Three Oregon State University-Cascades students have earned statewide recognition for their plan to help store and utilize clean energy that’s being wasted at a facility in Washington state.

Mystery disease turns Oregon’s sea stars into goo (Live Science)

“The percentages we saw last week, they were as high as 40 to 60 percent of the population that’s showing signs of wasting,” said Bruce Menge, a marine biologist at Oregon State University, who is studying the wasting disease in Oregon.

US start-up unveils Mo-99 production plans (Medical Physics Web)

NWMI has licensed the LEU technology from Oregon State University, which had a hand in creating the start-up firm and continues to support the venture. The university reactors that will supply the facility have not yet been disclosed.

Dogs and humans will benefit if research leads to new bladder cancer assay (Medical News Today)

Veterinary researchers at Oregon State University have identified a unique group of proteins that indicate the presence of transitional cell carcinoma – the most common cause of bladder cancer – and may lead to a new assay which could better diagnose this disease in both dogs and humans.

Website opens data on rural Oregon (Argus Observer)

Vince Adams of Oregon State University and coordinator for Rural Communities Explorer, and Lena Etuk of Oregon State University presented the Explorer during the afternoon presession of the Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference Thursday at Four Rivers Cultural Center. They presented the information again Friday morning at the OSU Extension Office.

Historical Society lands $1 million challenge grant (Gazette-Times)

The Johnsons have been longtime supporters of Oregon State University, having pledged major support for the construction of a new education and research facility in the College of Engineering on the Corvallis campus.

Bioscience industry growing in Bend (Bend Bulletin)

The report highlights Bend as a developing bioscience cluster, as well as an attractive location for entrepreneurship. With the expansion of Oregon State University-Cascades Campus into a four-year university, McNannay said, Bend will be much better equipped to attract companies that need to locate near research infrastructure.

Today

NEW! Move in Monday: Move It Mondays is a group walk that takes place every Monday during the academic year. We meet at noon near the east entrance of Student Health Services (Plageman Building) and walk for 45 minutes on various routes near campus. On June 9, our guest will be Dean Tammy Bray, Dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn something new while you “get your move on.”

Reception for Barbara Melton:  Join the Office of the General Counsel in wishing Barbara Melton a happy retirement after 17 years of service at OSU.  Monday, June 9, 2:30 to 4 p.m., MU 206.

Science Pub: Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act, which today protects nearly 110 million acres in the United States. At the June 9 Corvallis Science Pub, Cristina Eisenberg, an Oregon State University conservation biologist, will discuss why intact wilderness areas matter more today than they did in 1964. The Science Pub presentation is free and open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. in the Majestic Theater, 115 S.W. Second St. in Corvallis.

Upcoming Events

NEW! 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.

NEW! World Cup Opening Match Event:  2014 FIFA World Cup – Bringing Brazil to Corvallis. Thursday, June 12. Join friends and fans and watch the opening match Brazil vs Croatia. Club Level of Reser Stadium. Doors open at 12:00. Kick-off at 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. Food & drink available for purchase.

PCOSW End of the Year Reception: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is hosting a reception Tuesday June 10, noon-1:30pm in the Linus Pauling Center Room 402. Please join us to learn more about the work of PCOSW, how you can become involved, and to meet with Faculty/Staff and students who have received funding for research on women’s issues and professional development opportunities. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: Natalia Fernandez natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

Celebrate the opening of Life Science building: All OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to the opening of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building on Thursday, June 26, from 2-6 p.m. in Portland. Located at 2730 S.W. Moody Ave., the building is a collaborative effort of Oregon Health & Science University, OSU and Portland State, and OSU will house part of its College of Pharmacy in the new 650,000-square-foot, $295 million complex. Parking is limited and use of the Portland Streetcar is recommended. Go here for travel directions and a map.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Interim Vice President for Research: Campus forums are being held with the three candidates for Interim Vice President for Research. George R. “Rich” Holdren, Jr., Associate Vice President for Research,  June 10, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., MU 213. Ron Adams, Executive Associate Vice President for Research, June 10, 4 – 5 p.m., MU 213. Brenda McComb, Dean of the Graduate School, June 12, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., MU 208. These meetings are open to anyone in the university community, and will include a brief presentation by the candidate, followed by plenty of time for Q&A.

News for Employees

OSU Soccer Day Camp: Sign-up today. OSU Soccer Day Camp will be held Monday, June 16 through Thursday, June 19 in the Merrit Truax Indoor Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Camp is open to girls and boys entering grades 1 – 6. Cost is $95 including a camp t-shirt. Registration is open for girls under www.osuwomenssoccercamps.com and boys under www.osumenssoccercamp.com.

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

Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is June 18 to submit the application for employees 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

Students – Volunteer for Fall International Student Orientation: We need volunteers to help new International Students adjust to campus the week of Sept. 22-26. Please sign up here to here to volunteer https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I5gQ6rknIr835wegud0Kse9Lb70dvGdLQCmKL9mAw-E/viewform

Jobs

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.

Temporary Information Technology Consultant, Competency Level 1 – Information Services invites applications for a Temporary Information Technology Consultant position. Posting # 0012485. Closes June 9.

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.

SageCon Program Manager – The Institute for Natural Resources at Oregon State University invites applications for a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon) Program Manager. Posting #0012475. Closes June 11.

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   – Curry County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Gold Beach.  Posting # 0012486. Closes June 15.

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.

Executive Support Specialist 2 – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Executive Support Specialist 2. Posting #0012460. Closes June 16.

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.

Coordinator-Outreach Program   – OSU Extension, 4-H Youth Development, invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE)  Outreach Program Coordinator position located at Warm Spring Reservation.  Posting # 0012487. Closes June 18.

INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is recruiting for a Chinese Language & Culture Advisor This position is designed to address issues of cultural adjustment, well-being, and success for Chinese speaking students. The Chinese Language & Culture Advisor works on cross-cultural education, information sharing in Chinese for lower level English speakers and programming.  https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12434112 For full consideration apply by June 18.

Analyst Programmer 3 – OSU Libraries & Press invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Analyst Programmer 3 position.  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.

Public Service Communications Specialist – The department of Extension and Experiment Station Communications invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Public Service Communications Specialist. Posting #0012479. Closes June 21.

Export Control and International Compliance Officer – 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.

Manager of Undergraduate Curricula & Advising – The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Manager of Undergraduate Curricula and Advising. Posting # 0012446. Closes June 30.

Traffic and maintenance

Jefferson Way: As part of the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) project, Jefferson Way from 26th Street to Weatherford Place will be closed Monday, June 9.

Jefferson Way and Waldo Place: As part of the Student Experience Center project, from June 16 – Sept. 22, Waldo Place (from Jefferson Way to Campus Way) and Jefferson Way (from Waldo Place to 26th Street) will be closed to traffic for street improvement work.  Detour signs will be in place to route traffic down Benton to Washington Way. Also the Library loading dock will be temporarily relocated to the east side of the building at the Fire Lane.

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.

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.

Weather 

Corvallis: Whether you’re taking a final, giving one, or just glad you don’t have them anymore, good luck on Finals Week. Monday will be mostly sunny with a high of 76 and a low of 48. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Patchy smoke today, high of 78, low of 42. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of drizzle today, high of 63, low of 49. Breezy tomorrow.

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

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