OSU Today

June 16-20, 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.

Personalized headgear makes a statement (Gazette-Times)

With more than 3,800 of this year’s record 5,878 Oregon State University graduates walking in commencement on Saturday, it would be easy to get lost in the capped-and-gowned crowd. Still, there were plenty of students among OSU’s Class of 2014 who found ways to stand out. (see also KEZILIFE@OSU)

Graduating Beavers down out lone Duck’s drone (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University commencement speaker Ann Kiessling was just getting to the heart of her address on the importance of an engaged citizenry Saturday morning when she was interrupted by a buzz rippling through the crowd at Reser Stadium.

Chasing down cosmic dust (American Scientist)

Davide Lazzati is now an associate professor in the department of physics at Oregon State University and conducts research in many theoretical astrophysics areas, such as gamma-ray bursts, molecular clusters, and cosmic dust.

Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria (Los Angeles Times)

“The microbes are everything,” said Lisbeth Goddik, a professor of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University who works extensively with small cheesemakers.

Oregon hopes to become first state to map GMOs (ABC News)

“There’s this need, a perceived need and real need in some markets, that they need zero contamination. And that is very difficult to achieve,” said Carol Mallory-Smith, professor of weed science at Oregon State University.

2014 Academic Achievers (Oregonian)

Of the 475 valedictorians and top academic achievers graduating from Portland Metropolitan Area high schools this year, an overwhelming number are choosing Oregon State University as their college destination, according to data released by the Oregonian. (see also LIFE@OSU)

Truck carrying sheep crashes near Scio (Statesman Journal)

OSP Lt. Gregg Hastings said firefighters, police and citizens worked together to help remove sheep from the overturned trailer. Veterinarians and other personnel from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine were also called to assist with handling the remaining injured sheep.

Animal trapping records reveal strong wolf effect across North America (Bio-Medicine)

The results of the study by Thomas Newsome and William Ripple in the Oregon State University Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society were published today in theJournal of Animal Ecology by the British Ecological Society.

Copper compound could help treat Lou Gehrig’s disease (Business Standard)

Researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University said that this approach has the potential to change that, and may have value against Parkinson’s disease as well.

Oregon State to graduate record number of online students (Salem News)

A record number of distance students will receive degrees from Oregon State University on Saturday after completing their course work online.

Grady Britton, Green Rising score big at Portland marketing awards gala (Portland Business Journal)

Other winners included: Oregon State University’s Ecampus for best integrated campaign.

OSU outlines ‘Open Campus’ benefits in C.O. (Wallowa.com)

The OSU Open Campus program has had special impacts in Crook and Jefferson counties in recent years, as local experts, volunteers and educators work with Oregon State University to broaden the educational opportunities for area residents.


NEW! MU Retail Food Service Zero Week Hours: We are open and we look forward to serving you!  Ava’s Café 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Bites 7:30 a.m. -4:30 a.m.; E.Cafe 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.; Java II 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Panda 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; ToGo’s 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. To keep up on hours for the summer head to http://mu.oregonstate.edu/memorial-union-retail-food-services


Weight Watchers Information: A 13-week series of WW begins July 1.  WW Open House meetings will be held June 17, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Moore Family Center, Milam room 105.  If you are a PEBB subscriber the cost of the meetings will be fully subsidized.  Next, call the WW/Pebb number 866-454-2144 and ask for a confirmation code.  Present the code at the first meeting.  For more information, call 541-737-3106.


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! Tom Kirch Retirement Coffee: Wednesday, June 18, 3 to 5 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge.  Celebrating 28 years as Director of the Department of Recreational Sports – coffee, cake, mingle, and open microphone.  Bring your memories and stories.

NEW! Glaciers film: Greenland’s Glaciers, a documentary film by Saskia Madlener, will premiere at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center on Wednesday, June 18 at 6 p.m. in the Visitor Center Auditorium. The premiere is the evening of the Markham Symposium. The film follows a team of physical oceanographers as they conduct groundbreaking research on how the ocean interacts with two neighboring glaciers in Western Greenland. Madlener, a master’s student in Marine Resource Management at Oregon State University, will introduce the film and answer questions following the premiere. For more about the film, see http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/currents/


NEW! Caregiver brown bag: Bring your lunch and join in on an informational meetings and discussions about what it means to be a caregiver and how to best help the ones you love. Open to students, staff, and faculty who have taken on the role of being a caregiver for their aging loved ones, or who plan to do so. June 19, noon to 1 p.m., MU Board Room.

Environmental Health Science Trainee Colloquium:Leah Chibwe and Tod Harper presenting on their research,  Thursday, June 19, noon, Hallie Ford Center room 115.  More information: http://superfund.oregonstate.edu/colloquium

PFLA Networking: PFLA, AOP and Triad members and guests are welcome to a networking event Thursday, June 19, 5 p.m., Fernwood Circle Guesthouse, 1110 NW Fernwood Circle, Corvallis for a short tour, beverage and light snack. For info: http://www.fernwoodcircle.com/ RSVP by June 16 to: Deb.weitzman@oregonstate.edu



OSUsed Store Saturday Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its monthly Saturday public sale Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Reception for Caprice Rosato:  Join the Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (CGRB) in wishing Caprice Rosato a happy retirement after 16 years of service at OSU.  Tuesday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m., 1019 Ag. & Life Sciences Bldg.

Board of Trustees: The Oregon State University Board of Trustees’ Executive and Audit Committee will be meeting on Friday, June 20, from 1-3 p.m. in the President’s Conference Room, 650 Kerr.

Lectures and Webinars

Qualtrics Training Day: A Qualtrics Trainer will be on campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 20 to offer a workshop on using Qualtrics effectively. The workshop is full but it will be streamed live at http://live.oregonstate.edu and then posted on Media Space at a later date. View the training schedule. Contact Stefanie Buck, stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

Student Affairs – Director of Career Services Candidates Open Forums: Three candidates will speak on the topic: “What is your vision for a cutting edge Career Service office at OSU”.  Patrick Antony, June 23, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Furman 101. . Greg Flores, June 25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Furman 101. There will be a question and answer period following the candidates’ presentations.  Resumes and an evaluation form will be available.

News for Employees

*Save the Dates* Summer Library Workshops Scheduled for Grad Students and Faculty: Summer is the perfect season to take some time for personal learning…about scholarly impact/altmetrics, data management, 3-D printing, Qualtrics survey software, open access policies, and citation management. Check out the July and August workshop descriptions and register today; we’ll save you a seat. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Printing and Mailing Cascade Hall Summer Hours:  Our Cascade Hall location is moving to summer hours starting June 23.  We will be open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for all of your printing and mailing needs.

Community partners for Mexican teachers: Seeking educators at all levels as “Community Partners” for 30 Mexican teachers coming for English Teacher Training at INTO OSU, July 16-Aug. 14.  Meet with a teacher for a couple of hours each week of their stay, at times and places you choose together, for conversation, a walk, coffee, a snack.  Contact Kathleen Rochester, INTO OSU Special Programs Coordinator at 541-737-5678, or kathleen.rochester@oregonstate.edu

Open educational resources RFP: Open Oregon State is a new initiative from OSU Extended Campus that creates open educational resources (OERs). To support this initiative, Open Oregon State is accepting proposals to create OER modules, and we will provide funding of up to $2,000 to foster faculty participation in working with our development team to design and produce modules. The current RFP ends July 7. Details: open.oregonstate.edu/opportunities.

Host a Mexican English teacher for a half day, July 20.  INTO OSU will be providing English Teacher Training for 30 teachers from all over Mexico, July 16-Aug. 14.  You can show our community spirit by hosting for a half day on July 20, a visit to your home and a meal.  It’s all very flexible –  whatever you might be doing anyway on a summer Sunday in Corvallis or nearby.  Contact Kathleen Rochester, INTO OSU Special Programs Coordinator at 541-737-5678, or kathleen.rochester@oregonstate.edu

Xpress Stop Summer Hours: You can Print Mail and More all summer long from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday thru Friday.  Summer hours begin on June 16.  We are located in MU 109.

July 4 home stay: Interested in sharing July 4 with an international student?  The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to share their 4th of July festivities with international students.  Applications are currently available at https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/myuhds/form/mf/holidayhost.   Hosting application deadline is Tuesday, June 24 at 5 p.m.  Hosts will be informed of student placement Tuesday, July 1.  If you have any questions, please contact homestay@oregonstate.edu.


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.

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.

Education Program Assistant 2   – Extension Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), invites applications for a part-time, (.40 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 2 position located in St. Helens.  Posting # 0012541. Closes June 17.

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.

Interim Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement – Academic Success and Engagement invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Interim Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement position. Posting #0012505. Closes June 19.  This is an internal position.

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.

Office Specialist 2   – Morrow County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE)  Office Specialist 2 position located in Irrigon.  Posting # 0012519. Closes June 22.

Department of Integrative Biology seeks candidates for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term, 12-month Faculty Research Assistant.  This position conducts genetics research in Michael Blouin’s lab (http://people.oregonstate.edu/~blouinm/). Responsibilities include basic molecular biology procedures, working with large databases, working with students, and ordering and managing supplies. Posting # 0012523.  For full consideration, apply by June 23.

Accountant 1–Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Accountant 1 position. Posting #0012517. Closes June 23.

INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant.  This position will provide high-level confidential administrative support for  the INTO OSU Center Director and Assistant Center Director. The individual in this position will oversee targeted projects, prepare reports, provide logistical support for international visitors, make preparations for meetings, manage schedules, make travel arrangements and oversee administrative needs as relevant to the directors. Please see the attached posting to review the full position description and qualifications. To review the full position description and qualifications please see the link listed.  https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12578732 Please apply by June 26.

Education Program Assistant 1   – Coos County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Myrtle Point.  Posting # 0012527. Closes June 26.

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.

Reservations and Events Coordinator: The OSU Alumni Association is recruiting for a reservations and events coordinator for the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to: osualum@oregonstate.edu or OSU Alumni Association, 204 CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis OR 97331 by June 30.  View position description at www.osualum.com/jobs

Academic Coaching Program Coordinator – The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Coaching Program Coordinator position. Posting #0012522. Closes June 30.

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.

Program Technician 2 – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Program Technician 2. Posting #0012581. For full consideration apply by July 7. Closing date July 31.

Temporary Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 3. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, 1.0 FTE, temporary (approximately 6 months) appointment as an Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 3 in the OSU Library. Posting #0012309. Closes July 10.

Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks an innovative, collaborative and service oriented leader for the position of the Head of the Library Experience and Access Department (LEAD). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month tenure-track faculty position. Posting #0012512. Closes July 18.

Traffic and maintenance

30th Street: As part of the Samaritan Sports Medicine Facility Project, both lanes of 30th Street, between Oak Creek Bridge and south entrance to Reser Parking Lot (between Western Blvd. and Washington Way), will be closed June 17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 south, i.e. Western Blvd.

Annual steam shutdown: The annual steam shutdown for maintenance will begin June 15, 6 p.m. The goal is to start bringing the system back up on June 18, noon, with full operation anticipated by 4 p.m.

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.

Washington Way/ 15th: As part of the Washington Way Realignment/15th Street Improvement Project, 15th Street will be closed between Western Blvd. and the railroad tracks. Work will begin June 18 on 15th Street south of the railroad tracks to complete road, sidewalk, and utility improvements all the way south to Western Blvd.  A secondary staging area will be utilized by the contractor between 15th and 16th Streets, south of A Avenue.  15th Street from Western to the railroad will be closed effective June 18 – September.  This closure will close the intersection of A Ave and 15th. 11th Street remains the primary detour route. Sidewalks south of the railroad will remain open as long as feasible.  Some sidewalk and utility improvements will require walkway closures. Washington Way and 15th Street’s north phase is scheduled to open to all northbound and westbound traffic in August 2014.

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: Whether you’re at home watching the World Cup, plugging away at your desk or enjoying some vacation time, there will be a lot to see out the window as well. As we make our way toward the official beginning of summer, we’ll have a mix of just about everything this week. Showers Monday and Tuesday, Sunny Wednesday and Thursday, and showers again on Friday. High in the upper 60s to mid 70s, lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Central Oregon: Isolated thunderstorms Monday, changing to slight chance of showers Tuesday. Sunny Wednesday and through the weekend. Highs reaching the 70s by mid week, lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Newport: Showers Monday and Tuesday, sunny Wednesday, cloudy Thursday and then showers return. Highs around 60, lows in the upper 40s.

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

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