OSU Today

Thursday, May 28, 2009

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.

Federal Leaders Listen to State and Tribal Concerns on Salmon (OPB)
Two of President Obama’s top environmental leaders were in Portland Tuesday, listening to the Northwest’s best science and policy minds. They were meeting about how to recover threatened salmon. Jane Lubchenco called the meetings. She’s the new head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a former marine scientist at Oregon State University.

What’s behind Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate? (KVAL)
540 Benton County manufacturing jobs have disappeared in the past year, 230 professional services jobs are gone, and 260 jobs disappeared in logging and construction. On the bright side are the jobs at Oregon State University, but a lot of that rides on the state budget. “The other shoe will drop at some point,” Benton County Commissioner Jay Dixon warns. “How dramatically that will be, we don’t know yet.”

Wheat’s role in valley grows (Gazette-Times)
Wheat continues to play an increasingly larger role in mid-valley agricultural production, nearly 100 farmers were told Wednesday morning during the annual field day held at Oregon State University’s Hyslop Farm between Corvallis and Albany on Highway 20.

Valley Library marks 10th anniversary

The Oregon State University Valley Library will celebrate the 10th anniversary of completion of its remodeling project at 11:30 a.m. today in the front entrance.

Police looking for man who groped women around campus (Gazette-Times)
Corvallis police are investigating reports of a man who groped women north of the Oregon State University campus Wednesday afternoon.


Seminars on Sustainable Management of Planted Forests will take place today in Richardson Hall, room 107. The two College of Forestry finalists for the N.B. and Jacqueline Giustina Professor of Forest Management will present their visions for disciplinary leadership in teaching, research and outreach for sustainable management of planted forests. Doug Maguire will speak at 9 p.m., and Claire Montgomery will speak at 11 a.m. Receptions to follow. Candidates’ resumes available at http://www.cof.orst.edu/Giustina.php.

All Teaching Faculty: Please join Bob Turner and Susie Leslie as members of the OUS Learning Outcomes and Assessment Task Group in a conversation designed to gather faculty perspectives about learning outcomes, assessment approaches, accountability strategies, etc. In particular they want to hear about your experiences, from your “ah ha” moments to your roadblocks. You have a vital role and your reflections add to the fabric of assessment practice and thought at OSU. The discussion format will be informal and as candid and will help to inform the work they are charged to accomplish. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 128 Kidder.

Today is the tenth anniversary since the dedication of the expanded and renovated Valley Library. There will be a celebration in the quad on that day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with a special attention to students, who pledged $1 million in student fees to support the construction of the new library.

Edie Williams celebrates nearly 30 years of service to OSU at a retirement reception from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Agricultural Science Room at LaSells Stewart Center.  Please join Network Services as we honor Edie.  Please contact Judy Ivey at judy.ivey@oregonstate.edu with questions.

Having trouble getting your synchronized swimming routine in sync? Should your credit card have finger I.D. on it? Are you still in the dark ages using a cleaver and a knife when you could be using a Snife? These are some of the ideas that will be pitched to judges in the 2009 Austin Entrepreneurship Program’s Idea Challenge. The presentations will be held in Kelley Engineering 1001 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Mary McKillop at mary.mckillop@bus.oregonstate.edu or call 541-713-8044. The event is free and open to the public.

The University Theatre program will offer its 2009 Spring One-Act Festival beginning tonight. The student-written and directed one-act plays will be held through May 30 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on May 31. The event will be at the Withycombe Hall Main Stage, 2901 S.W. Campus Way. These original one-act comedy plays were written and developed as part of the OSU Theatre’s playwriting classes. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students and youth, and $4 for OSU students and are available by calling the OSU box office at 541-737-2784 or online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre

Upcoming Events

NEW! Bella Voce: The OSU Women’s Choir directed by Tina Bull, will perform May 29 at 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church UCC, 4515 S.W. West Hills Rd. $5 at the door.

NEW! There will be an informational meeting for OSU students who are interested in applying to the 2010-11 Fulbright U.S. student program for study, research or teaching abroad on June 1, from 10:30-noon in 448 Snell Hall.

NEW! Are you interested in being part of a Weight Watchers At Work group? Open House meetings will be held on June 2 at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm in Rooms 322 A/B in the Student Health Services Building. The next 13-week session begins on June 9.  If you are a PEBB subscriber, your meeting fees will be fully subsidized.  The PEBB details will be shared at this Open House. For more information, please contact Kathi at 541-737-3106.

Due to renewed interest in Apple computer systems on campus, the OSU Mac User Group (MUG) is reforming. The first meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m., June 3 in the Willamette Rooms on the 3rd floor of the Valley Library. All employees and students with an interest in Apple
computers are welcome to attend. RSVP to Dave.Nevin@oregonstate.edu Those interested can also subscribe the Mac User Group mailing list at the following website: http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/macusers

The Oregon State University AAUP/AFT group is hosting Lisa Klein, professor of material science and engineering at Rutgers University, at 3:30 p.m. June 3 in the Kelley Engineering Building, room 1003. Klein, who serves as chapter president of Rutgers AAUP/AFT will discuss how collective bargaining has strengthened the institutions that have agreements.

Wayne Huber is retiring after 19 years as Professor of Water Resources Engineering in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering. The university community is invited to a morning reception in his honor from 9:30 to 11 a.m., June 11, in the Kearney Hall Atrium.

For more current and upcoming events, go to http://oregonstate.edu/events/

News for Employees

NEW! Accountant I – Office of Post Award Administration, Office of Business Affairs, Oregon State University, F/T, $2960-4306/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing date is June 3.

Enter to win a free term membership with Recreational Sports (Dixon Rec Center) by taking 15 minutes to complete our Faculty/Staff survey. Go to http://studentvoice.com/oregonst/facultystaffusesat09 to participate.

The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) for the academic year 2009-10 (Fall, Winter and/or Spring Terms). Applications are due in the Research Office by June 26. The complete program description and application may be accessed on the Research Office web site at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm.For more information contact Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or 541- 737-8390.

Business Services is recruiting for an Accountant 1. The position recruitment has been approved by the Provost, as an internal search. The position posting can be accessed on the OSU Jobs Page http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ and is posting number 0004193.  The closing date is May 29. For information contact Lori Schmidt, at lori.schmidt@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3345.


We should see highs near 82 today with an overnight low of 52. Tomorrow will be pretty much the same.

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