OSU Today

Friday, June 4, 2010

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.

Newport welcomes NOAA (Gazette-Times)

The site’s proximity to the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center was one of the factors that set Newport apart. Oregon State University President Ed Ray said the project showed how Oregonians can cooperate to make something world-class. (See also LIFE@OSU)

Update: OSU Business Centers implementations and post-implementation plans (LIFE@OSU)

Bob Nettles, OSU Director of Administrative Services, talks about business centers.

Pac-10 may expand by six schools (Portland Business Journal)

The Pacific-10 Conference may expand by up to six schools, according to a report by orangebloods.com, a Texas Longhorns web site.

OSU Extension video highlights fruit-damaging fly found locally (Mail Tribune)

Oregon State University has created a series of short videos to teach gardeners how to detect and manage a fruit-damaging fly that might be in their yards.

Historic preservation brings home the gold (College Planning and Management)

Oregon State University’s Historic Kearney Hall, recently renovated to earn LEED Gold certification, is not only an example of sustainable initiatives, but also a vital teaching tool. (See Page 56)

OSU choir gives annual President’s Concert (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State University Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Steven M. Zielke, will complete its performance season with the sixth annual President’s Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis.

Athletics department hosts 12th annual Bennys Award Show (Oregon State Athletics)

Oregon State University’s men’s golf and women’s soccer teams took the top honors at the 12th Annual The Bennys Awards ceremony Wednesday evening at Reser Stadium on the OSU campus.  The Bennys is an end-of-the-year celebration commemorating the achievements of student-athletes at OSU.

Santian Christian student makes history (Gazette-Times)

Kristina Milaj was encouraged to further her education by Corvallis resident Steve Cook, a geosciences instructor at Oregon State University who is the president of the Albanian Alps Institute.


A meeting for faculty interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education research today from 9:30-10:30 in a new location: MU 109. Refreshments provided. As part of university reorganization, the Department of Science and Mathematics Education will join faculty in Education to create a partnership between Science and Education in creating a STEM focus in Education. Please R.S.V.P. to Paula Dungjen by email at paula.dungjen@oregonstate.edu or by telephone at 541-737-1816.

The OSU Senior Graphic Design Portfolio Show will take place today at the MU Ballroom from 1 to 4 p.m.

Oregon State University Theatre presents 13 student-directed one-act plays ending June 6. Ten student directors will direct 26 actors. There are two panels of plays to be presented. Panel A will be performed 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 4 and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5. Panel B will be at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, June 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Performances will be on the main stage of Withycombe Hall. Tickets are $8, $6 seniors, $5 children and $4 for OSU students and can be purchased at the box office in Withycombe Hall beginning Tuesday, June 1 at noon. The box office is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Tickets can now be purchased online at www.oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre. Information: 541-737-2853 or 541-737-2784.


Crossroads International is sponsoring a special Worldview event, titled Perspectives: India – A Rising Power, Saturday, June 5, 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St. This event is free and open to the public, and will commence with a 30-minute Indian cooking demo, followed by short presentations given by OSU faculty members, including Sally Duncan, Mirabelle Fernandes-Paul, Sunil Khanna, and Ram Ravichandran. The program will conclude with a Q&A session with the audience and a reception. There will also be activities for children to enjoy. See http://oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads/events for more details and additional information on Crossroads International.

The Oregon State University Chamber Choir, directed by Steven M. Zielke, will complete its performance season with the sixth annual President’s Concert on Saturday, June 5, at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information contact the OSU Department of Music at 541-737-4061, or go to: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/music


The Heart of the Valley Children’s Choirs (HVCC), under the direction of Carol Nelson, will present the annual Elizabeth Powell Memorial Scholarship Concert on Sunday, June 6, at 3 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University Campus. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and are available at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, Sid Stevens Jewelers in Albany and at the box office prior to the concert. Doors will open at 2 p.m.

Upcoming events

NEW! The College of Forestry has generously extended an invitation to anyone wishing to attend their upcoming Safe Space training on Monday, 2-4 p.m., June 7, RH 313 (Richardson Hall). This will be the final Safe Space training workshop of the 2009-2010  academic year. I’ll add your name to the list of attendees if you e-mail me a request to be included. We will offer the next Safe Space training at the beginning of the Fall, 2010-2011 academic year, and can provide departmental workshops on request at that time. To request a workshop, please complete the e-form you will find here. Safe Space workshops, provided by the LGBT Advocacy Team in the Office of LGBT Outreach & Services, is an ally training program for anyone wishing to become a more knowledgeable ally to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex campus community, especially students. Attendance is strictly voluntary. For more information, please contact Steven Leider in the Office of LGBT Outreach and Services via email at LGBT.Services@oregonstate.edu or by telephone at 541-737-6342.

The President and Provost have scheduled a campus forum to discuss the budget landscape and plans for the next year and the biennium on June 7,
3 to 5 p.m., in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Auditorium. This forum is open to OSU employees and students, and will
be streamed live at http://oregonstate.edu/is/mediaservices/channel-1.

Each year, the Fulbright Scholar Program looks for a wide range of scholars and professionals to represent the United States abroad. If you are interested in applying for one of these prestigious awards, plan to attend the information session sponsored by International Programs on June 10, noon to 1 p.m., Snell Hall 448. David Adams, Senior Program officer at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, will give an overview of the programs available through Fulbright, and will meet individually with faculty interested in applying. If you’d like to set up an individual appointment, contact Marion McNamara, marion.mcnamara@oregonstate.edu

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center) brings together people of diverse expertise and backgrounds in to promote innovation and impact on a wide range of global issues. International Programs is hosting an information session about opportunities for faculty to apply for short-term residencies on June 10, 10 am in Snell Hall 448. For more information, contact Marion McNamara, marion.mcnamara@oregonstate.edu

News for Employees

NEW! Today is the last day to give us your input! Please take five minutes and fill out the OSU Internal Communications Survey at http://bit.ly/b9S5lq.

NEW! Your input is important! Transit and Parking Services (TAPS) is considering a change in the current parking permit display method. We are conducting a survey to gather information in order to guide the decision process. Additionally, by answering the questions in this survey, you will help TAPS determine the importance of some of our services to our customers. Please follow this link to take our survey: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/BsgSurvey2_0/main.aspx?SurveyID=3792 . Thank you for your participation.

On Oct. 1, the OSU Memorial Union Quad will host the “Where It’s At: Beaver Community Fair” from noon to 4 p.m. All currently recognized student organizations and OSU departments and programs can register now for free. Registration is available through the Corvallis Benton Chamber website at http://tinyurl.com/BvrCmtFair . Find out more by visiting us on the web at http://oregonstate.edu/sli/sorgs/bcf or contact us at clubsandorgs@oregonstate.edu

In continuation of OSU’s efforts to reduce waste, Campus Recycling and Surplus Property are partnering with University Housing and Dining Services for residence hall move-out (now through June 11). We will be collecting items from residence halls for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry and other nonprofits to both divert material from the landfill and help those in need. We will be measuring the weight of trash collected from campus during this time, as compared to other weeks this year, so please help OSU meet its sustainability goals by recycling whenever possible.

Starting June 7, OSU Today will switch to a weekly (Monday) distribution for the summer. In order to make sure your announcements make it into OSU Today, you must send them to osutoday@oregonstate.edu by Friday morning of the week previous to when the announcement should run. OSU Today will return to a daily basis at the beginning of Fall Term.

Did you know that as an OSU Faculty/Staff member you are eligible to purchase up to two discounted season tickets for Football? For the 2010 season, the OSU Faculty / Staff discounted rate is $ 204 per season ticket. Depending upon where you would like your seats located, there may be an accompanying per seat donation to the BASF. Season Tickets are available at this time by visiting the Ticket Office in Legendary Gill Coliseum (Room 107), calling 541-737-4455 or 1-800-GO-BEAVS. Locations will be assigned at the time of purchase. The Ticket Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your OSU Staff ID number will be needed at the time you place your order.

The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) for Academic Year 2010-11 for Fall, Winter and/or Spring Term(s). Application are due in the Research Office by June 7. The complete program description and application may be accessed on the Research Office web site at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm . If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8390.

The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium is accepting applications for a wide variety of 2010-11 Scholarships to be awarded during the Fall term. The deadline for applications is June 30. Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to students attending Oregon Space Grant affiliate institutions. These OSGC scholarship programs support the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) objectives of fostering and encouraging career goals in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the aerospace industry. Individuals from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium website at http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/fellow.html#Scholarships. A 2010-11 Scholarship Guide is available for download. Please direct any questions to 541-737-2414 or spacegrant@oregonstate.edu.

We are asking again for nominations for the Lewis Leadership Award, designated for Facilities Services (FS) employees who have demonstrated leadership qualities in their work at OSU. The award process was developed by a grass roots FS committee to recognize an employee whom embodies the spirit of “leadership at every level”. This could have been exhibited by a single event, or by sustained performance. The award is presented to the employee at FS’s All-Hands Meetings. The employee receives a cash award as well as other kudos. Nominations must be received by today. To submit a nomination for the Lewis Leadership Award, go to


Help is needed to teach computer classes in Owen Hall’s computer lab during the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. The students are 54 middle school campers, in groups of 27 for the classes. You will present lessons and answer student questions. Topics include: internet safety, powerpoint, and excel basics for creating charts. Classes are two hours long, once a day, weekdays Aug. 3-12. There will be adult counselors in the classroom at all times to assist. Pay is $300. E-mail a resume, or contact Robin Galloway, camp director, at 541-967-3871 or robin.galloway@oregonstate.edu. This position will remain open until filled.
Career Services is recruiting for a part-time, .49 fte, Career Resource Specialist.  This position is responsible for providing students and alumni assistance with job/internship/graduate school search and application process, managing online job search resources and disseminating information through presentations and social media. For the complete announcement and application, please go to: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.  Posting #0005696 Closing Date: 06/10/10. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Purchasing Analyst 3, Procurement & Contract Services, Oregon State University. OSU is seeking a full-time Purchasing Analyst to focus on contract administration, procurement activities and applying and interpreting laws, rules and policies. For complete announcement and to apply, go to posting number 0005723 at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.Closing date June 22. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Human Resources Consultant 1, Arts and Sciences Business Center, F/T, 12-month Professional Faculty. To review posting 0005678 and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing date is June 13. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Facilities Services is seeking a Campus Planner. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position, reporting to the Planning Department of Facilities Services. Position details and qualifications can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs . Position closes June 15. Posting #0005705.

The Office of Technology Transfer invites applications for a full-time Administrative Program Assistant position. To review posting and apply,
go to http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56622. Closing date June 7.

The University Honors College invites applications for the position of Associate Dean. The application deadline for this position has been moved back to June 15 due to the busy time of year. This appointment will be made from within the ranks of current OSU tenured or tenure-track faculty. The Associate Dean will provide innovative, pro-active leadership for the College. Serving as a key team member, the Associate Dean will assist the Dean in all matters related to the management and direction of the UHC. This is a 12-month, .5 FTE fixed term professional faculty appointment reporting to the Dean of the University Honors College. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. For further details or to apply, visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/.  Posting number 0005680. Questions may be directed to Laurel.Busse@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-6404.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an opening for a Gift Planning Associate. Located in Portland, Oregon and reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Gift Planning, this position will coordinate the daily operations of the gift planning programs and will provide programmatic and administrative assistance and support to the Gift Planning staff and to Development Officers working on planned gifts. To review a full job description, salary range and how to apply instructions go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/. This position will be open until filled. The OSU Foundation makes hiring decisions on the basis of merit and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Traffic and Maintenance

Jefferson Way: Facilities Services will be resurfacing and striping Jefferson Way between the Kerr Administration Building and 26th Street.  This work is scheduled to begin June 14 and conclude June 18—weather permitting.  In order to do the work  Jefferson Way, between the Kerr Administration Building and 26th Street will be closed to all vehicular and bicycle traffic.  Adjacent north and south sidewalks will remain open to pedestrian traffic during the work.

Campus: Due to construction associated with the ADA Path of Travel Improvements Project,  existing concrete in numerous locations throughout campus will be removed and replaced.  This work will affect numerous sidewalks, streets and parking lots throughout campus.  Signage and traffic control will be in place to direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic as needed. Work should be complete by June 30.

26th Street Lot: Due to the removal and replacement of concrete to improve accessibility to the parking lot on 26th street across from the Women’s Building, the lot will be temporarily shut down and is to be free of all vehicles. This shutdown should end by 5 p.m. June 11.

Fire alarms: During the week of June 13-18, quarterly fire alarm testing is scheduled to take place in the following buildings: Crop Science, Gill Coliseum, Kelley Engineering, Kidder Hall, Magruder Hall, Pharmacy Bldg, Plageman (Student Health). The testing will begin at 6 p.m. June 13 and should end by June 18.

Education Hall: Due to repairs to the emergency lighting system in the stairwells at Education Hall, testing of the fire horns, bells, and/or alarms is required. Please be advised during this testing period, fire horns, bells, and/or alarms may be audible. The testing should end by 3 p.m. today.

Milam Hall: Due to renovation of both the Men’s and Women’s restrooms on the second floor of Milam these restrooms will be temporarily shutdown. This shutdown is necessary to bring these restrooms into ADA compliance. The shutdown will end by 5 p.m. July 2.


Corvallis: Not to channel Annie or anything, but the sun will come out tomorrow. Seriously. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 72. Today however, we must endure showers until the afternoon, with a high of 65. Showers will return Sunday (sorry all) but will clear up again Monday, just in time for finals week.

Central Oregon: Hey, Ho, the wind and the rain.” That’s about all we have been getting lately so expect nothing new with a high around 60 degrees and breezes speeding in as fast as 39 miles-per-hour. Cross your fingers because the skies just might open up a bit this weekend following tonight’s overnight low of 43.

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