OSU Today

Monday, Oct. 6, 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.

Onions faced less virus pressure in 2014 (Capital Press)

Oregon State University researcher Stuart Reitz said onion growers were much more aggressive this year in their spraying programs to control thrips populations.

Beachgoers urged to watch for soda bottle-shaped transponders (The Olympian)

The floating instruments are about the size of a 2-liter soda bottle and were put in the ocean at different ports off Japan in 2011-12 after the earthquake and tsunami, according to a news release from Oregon State University. Researchers from Tattori University for Environmental Studies in Japan have been working with Oregon State University, Oregon Sea Gran, and NOAA Marine Debris Program on the project. (see also Statesman Journal)

Neuroscience at a crossroads at UO (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University has shown cluster hires can work, he said. “I was impressed that there were actual hires — it happened,” Awh said. “We all hope there will be a similar way to describe this (at the UO) some day, but it’s not today.”

Second annual Gridiron Chef contest accepting entries (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is calling all foodies to compete in the second annual GridIron Chef contest. The College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health are set to host the healthy tailgate recipe contest on Saturday, Nov. 1. Contestants can submit their favorite healthy snacks, appetizers or tailgate food recipes through 5 p.m. Oct. 6.

Hardy Hebe cultivars offer beautiful, colorful unusual foliage (Oregonian)

“Most Hebes flower in the summer, but others bloom in late fall,” said Neil Bell, consumer horticulturalist with the Oregon State University Extension Service. “Some have colorful foliage that lasts through autumn. They provide an interesting change from the usual asters and maples we customarily rely on for autumn interest.”

It’s official: Beer makes you smarter (Inc)

A recent study out of Oregon State University has found that a flavonoid in hops, which is used to make beer, increased intellectual function in mice.

Organic, conventional dairies show few differences in cow health, milk (Dairy Foods)

Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the United States show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., researchers and their collaborators.

International students at OSU bring baseball film, producers to campus (Oregon State University)

A coalition of international student organizations at Oregon State University have partnered to bring the Taiwanese blockbuster film “Kano” and its producers to the university this month.

Fish with human teeth? Chew on this (Examiner)

So which is it? Do the fish have human teeth, or is it us humans who have teeth like ancient fish of old? Nether, says biologist Brian Sidlauskas of Oregon State University. “This doesn’t mean that pacus have human teeth, or that humans have pacu teeth,” Sidlauskas said. “We’re just so familiar with our own morphology, that we say, ‘Oh, that looks so much like us.’”

Northwest ‘anarchist utopia’ explored in ‘Trying Home’ (PressReleasePoint)

Justin Wadland oversees media and visual resources for the UW Tacoma Library. He is the author of “Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound,” published by Oregon State University Press. He answered a few questions about his book.

Lack of ventilation in gas stove kitchens increases risk of asthma in children (University Herald)

Lack of ventilation in gas stove kitchens increases risk of asthma in children, according to an Oregon State University study. The finding  recommends parents to use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove.


NEW! Grand Opening North Porch Cafe: Free Thai Iced Tea with entree before 5 p.m.all week. Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday – Thursday: buy one entree get the second half off. North Porch is located in the East Wing of the Memorial Union.

EmpCenter Open Labs: Are you new to OSU or a new supervisor?  Or do you just have questions about using the online time and attendance system, EmpCenter?  Come to an open lab and have all of your questions answered.  Labs are scheduled for Oct. 6.  See the announcement for times and locations http://mytime.oregonstate.edu/open-labs-fall-2014

NEW! The Beaver Strides Move it Monday Walks:  Beaver Strides Move it Monday walks take place every Monday during the academic year rain or shine (excluding holidays). Meets at noon near the southeast entrance of Student Health Services (Plageman Building) for a 45-minute walk on various routes near campus. Today’s guest is Taryn Hand, Student Health Services’ Dietician. Ask questions and learn something new while you “get your move on.” All levels of mobility welcome.

The Pleasure of Hurting for God:  Ariel Glucklich, Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, will look at pilgrims, mystics, snake handlers and explore the phenomenon of religious subjectivity where pain and pleasure (joy) interact in complicated and mutually reinforcing ways.   Monday, Oct. 6 , 7 p.m., Memorial Union Journey Room.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Watercolor Wellness Wednesdays: Come explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students on a drop-in basis at the Craft Center.

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.

DAS open house: Disability Access Services is hosting open houses in Kerr A200 and the DAS Testing Center (Heckart Lodge at 30th & Jefferson), Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Learn more about services, assistive technology demonstrations and tour the Testing Center to get acquainted with testing spaces, security measures and assistive technology available for students eligible for alternative testing accommodations.

Film screening: “Resistance,” a documentary on the history of antibiotic resistance, will be screened Oct. 7 at the Linus Pauling Science Center, 125. Doors open at 6, screening begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion with director Michael Graziano at 7:45 p.m. Sponsored by the School of Language, Culture & Society’s Food in Culture and Social Justice Program and the Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: Lorenzo Ciannelli, Associate Professor, CEOAS, will speak onTransdisciplinary Research and Education in Marine Resource Sustainability,” Oct. 8, 4 – 5 p.m., Nash 206.

NEW! Fall 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Watershed-based Partnerships for a Resilient World: Brent Steel (Oregon State University) | Sustainable Rural Communities and the Urban-Rural Divide in Oregon, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 4 to 5 p.m. Kearney 305.

NEW! Triad: Why Accreditation Matters. At the Oct. 9 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Tammy Bray, dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, will discuss the college’s recognition as Oregon’s only accredited school of public health. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $11. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat. See http://oregonstate.edu/triad.

NEW! Hip-Hop Festival and Symposium: The College of Liberal Arts will host a Hip-Hop Festival and Symposium featuring performances, workshops and panel discussions about hip hop music and culture at Reser Stadium, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Featured artists include MC Lyte, Lil Flip and Illmaculate. Admission is free with OSU i.d. $15 in advance for general public, $20 at the door.

NEW! OSU’s Africa Initiative will hold its first meeting of the year with Dr.  Jen Veilleux (Department of Geography) who will give a talk on “Water Development in the Nile Basin”.   Mon., Oct. 20, noon to 1 p.m., 203 Wilkinson Hall.  Faculty, staff, students, and the broader OSU community who share interest in issues related to Africa are welcome.

NEW! New Faculty Orientation: The Research Office will host a half day New Faculty Orientation event on Oct. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center C&E Hall that will introduce you to critical information, resources, and services to empower your research, and outreach efforts. Lunch is provided. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/research/. For questions contact Jane Cigarran at jane.cigarran@oregonstate.edu .

NEW! The second offering of the online Digital Brand Management Certificate series begins Oct. 27: OSU’s College of Writing, Literature and Film partnered with Professional and Continuing Education to create a four-course certificate program designed to help professionals leverage digital marketing tools and best practices to successfully navigate an increasingly digital world.  The first course, Digital Brand Strategies, launches Oct. 27. Register now!

Thai and Vietnamese cooking talk: Mai Pham, the chef/founder of the nationally acclaimed Lemon Grass and Star Ginger restaurants and author of several books on Thai and Vietnamese cooking, will speak at Oregon State University on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m., in the Memorial Union Horizon Room.

TAC Webinar: Countdown to Canvas, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). OSU will begin transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas starting Winter 2015. Join our webinar to learn what Canvas is about, and how instructors can begin to prepare for it this fall. Tuesday Oct. 7, 10-10:50 am. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough of Technology Across the Curriculum. You can find out more about Canvas and the migration here. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1v0rS6S

Registration is open for Social Media, Mobile and Reputation Management StrategiesCourse four in the Digital Brand Management Certificate offered by the College of Writing, Literature and Film in partnership with Professional and Continuing Education, will teach techniques to leverage digital resources and engage audiences in support of organization and business objectives. Course begins Oct. 13, $475. Register now!

News for Employees

OSU Emergency Plan App: The In Case of Crisis – Education OSU Emergency Plan is a new mobile app available for free in the App Store and Google play.  You can also download it here.  The app is intended for anyone who frequents OSU campuses.  The app places emergency response information at your fingertips for emergencies that could occur at OSU.  There is also a Contact List of phone numbers of commonly sought emergency services.

CPHHS Homecoming event: Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences for the second annual CPHHS GridIron Chef Contest and Homecoming Beaver Bowl. Submit your favorite healthy snack, appetizer or tailgate food recipe by Oct. 6 to be entered in the contest and don’t forget to sign up for the Beaver Bowl fun run. Taste and vote on your favorite recipe Saturday, Nov. 1 after the Beaver Bowl. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/1vrd8NJ

Oregon Sea Grant Legislative Fellowship: Graduate students work with Oregon lawmakers on ocean, coastal policy issues. Open to all Oregon graduate students with an interest in marine and coastal issues. Applications due by 5 p.m., Oct. 31. An informational webinar will be held Thursday, Oct. 16 from 10-11 a.m.. Stay tuned for details. Any questions can be directed to Monty Johnson (monty.johnson@oregonstate.edu) or Sarah Kolesar (sarah.kolesar@oregonstate.edu).


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

The Oregon State University Foundation (OSUF) has three openings for experienced higher education major gift officers.  These positions will join existing fundraising teams in the College of Engineering, the College of Business and in Athletics.  Please note: the positions for the College of Engineering and for Athletics are located in the Foundation’s Portland office; the position for the College of Business could be located in either Corvallis or Portland. If you are interested in advancing your career in an organization that is making a difference, please complete the Foundation’s job application, and send it with your cover letter and resume to Patricia Kenney, Sr. Director of Human Resources, osuf.hr@oregonstate.edu

Purchasing Analyst 3– Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), limited duration appointment expected to last for 1 year from the appointment begin date. Posting number 0013106. Closes Oct. 6.

Office Specialist 1  – Jackson County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE)  Office Specialist 1 position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013073. Closes Oct. 6.

Administrative Assistant to the Director  – Sea Grant invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE)  Administrative Assistant to the Director position.  Posting # 0013072. Closes Oct. 7.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accountant 1.  Posting #0013116.  Closes Oct. 8.

Human Resources Business Analyst – The Office Of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, HR Business Analyst position. Posting #0013102. Closes Oct. 8.

Office Assistant  – Clatsop County Extension invites applications for a part-time, intermittent, (.15 FTE) Office Assistant position located in Astoria.  Posting # 0013114. Closes Oct. 8.

Student Services Transfer Manager: The Office of Enrollment Management invites applicants for a full-time Administrator 3 – Student Services position.  Posting #0013041. Closes Oct. 10.

Education Program Assistant 1  – Jackson County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013108. Closes Oct. 10.

Education Program Assistant 2  – Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Tillamook.  Posting # 0013089. Closes Oct. 10.

Fiscal Coordinator 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Fiscal Coordinator 1 position for Business Affairs. Posting #0012944. Closes Oct. 13.

Fiscal Coordinator 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Fiscal Coordinator 1 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University. Posting #0013066. Closes Oct. 13.

Office Specialist 2 – The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0013104. Closes Oct. 13.

Applications Access Manager – Information Services  invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Applications Access Manager position. Posting # 0013068. Closes Oct. 13.

Information Technology Consultant, Competency Level 2 – Information Services – Community Network invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Information Technology Consultant, competency level 2 position. Posting # 0013134. Closes Oct 16.

The School of Language, Culture, and Society is seeking a Oregon State ADVANCE Project Manager. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.. Posting #0013095. Closes Oct. 17.

The OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Acquisitions & Collections Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the University Librarian and OSU Press Director. Posting #0013075. Closes Oct. 18.

Marketing Manager –Professional & Continuing Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Marketing Manager, Posting #0013123. Closes Oct. 19.

Accountant 2. This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, .50 FTE (approximately 20 hours per week) Accountant 2 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013133. Closes Oct. 20.

The OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Digital Applications Specialist position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the University Librarian. Posting #0013037. Closes Oct. 22.

Outreach Program Coordinator (Farm Manager) – Jackson County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.49 FTE),  Farm Manager position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013139. Closes Oct. 31.

The OSU Alumni Association is recruiting for an Early Engagement Director. Apply by Oct. 31. Application instructions and position description are posted at: www.osualum.com/jobs

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Forest Regeneration. This position has two components: a 12-month, 0.75 FTE tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor appointment and a 12-month, 0.25 FTE appointment as Director of the Vegetation Management Research Cooperative. Posting #0012861.  Closes Oct. 31.

Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 15.

Traffic and maintenance

Sidewalk Closure at Washington and 15th Street Intersection: Sidewalks along 15th Street were ordered to remain barricaded closed until the railroad has completed installation of the railroad signal arm crossing gates, which the railroad expects to be completed by November.  Pedestrians traveling east-west are encouraged to use the new sidewalks and crosswalks. Those traveling north-south should use the detour in place toward 17th Street. For your continued safety, please only use approved railroad crossings. Encourage everyone to exercise extreme caution around this and all construction sites.  Do not cross barricades and restricted areas.

30th to Western: As part of the construction of a southbound turn lane,  30th Street from Western Blvd approximately 300 feet north will be closed Sept. 25 – Oct. 15. All buildings and parking lots between Western Blvd and Washington Way will remain accessible from the north.


Corvallis: “The bee bores to the belly of the grape, the fly gets old and fat and blue, he buzzes loud, crawls slow, creeps heavily to death on sill and ceiling, the sun goes down in blood and pollen across the bronzed and mown fields of the old October.” – Thomas Wolfe. A sunny weekend is leading right into a sunny week. Sunshine today with a high of 85 and a low of 51.

Central Oregon: Bright and sunny today with a high of 82 and a low of 49. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Patchy fog followed by sunshine. High today of 79, low of 53.

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

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