OSU Today

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 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.

OSU Department of Crop and Soil Science gets new leader (Capital Press)

Jay Noller has been chosen to lead Oregon State University’s Department of Crop and Soil Science. He has been at the university since 2000.

Men’s Coalition to End Domestic Violence (KEZI)

Boovy, an assistant professor at OSU, says the ultimate goal is to end domestic violence. But first, that means changing the community’s perception of masculinity and “toughness.” “Talking and other forms of expression are all replaced in many cases by violence in men’s lives,” he said.

As Yellowstone elk decline, aspens are on the upswing (Jackson Hole News & Guide)

With elk populations having fallen, Yellowstone National Park’s aspen stands are doing well and young trees are making it to adulthood, an Oregon State University professor explained Tuesday.

Oregon’s urban fall color season beginning (Oregonian)

Oregon State University’s campus in Corvallis features fall beauty around every corner this month. There are some 5,000 trees on campus, and some 20 to 50 new trees are planted each year. The OSU Campus Tree Tour application for your phone or tablet is also available to download at the Apple App Store.

What’s in the box? (Bend Bulletin)

Jesse King, an assistant professor of business at Oregon State University-Cascades, said there are a number of reasons behind the growth of the varied types of subscription services.

OSU-Cascades offers open house (My Central Oregon)

OSU-Cascades will hold an open house for those interested in the university’s graduate teaching and counseling programs.

Climate change topic of forum Thursday (Gazette-Times)

Three speakers will discuss various aspects of climate change during an environmental forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Corvallis Benton County Public LIbrary.

Port of Toledo enhances operations for commercial fishermen (Fisherman’s News)

Ocean research conducted from Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and the nearby NOAA research homeport in Newport further enhances the local, regional and state economy. Port of Toledo commissioners took a chance and bought the Yaquina Boatyard to stave off potential ebbing of the local and regional economy.

Don Horneck dies at 56 (LIFE@OSU)

Donald Horneck, passed away suddenly on Sept. 28, 2014 at his home in Irrigon, Oregon.  He was 56.

Report warns against unsustainable exploitation of deep ocean resources (Summit County News)

“The deep sea is the largest habitat on Earth, it is incredibly important to humans and it is facing a variety of stressors from increased human exploitation to impacts from climate change,” said Andrew Thurber, an Oregon State University marine scientist and lead author on the study. “As we embark upon greater exploitation of this vast environment and start thinking about conserving its resources, it is imperative to know what this habitat already does for us,” Thurber said.

Czero and Onboard Dynamic partner to develop dual-function NGV engine for home, business-based fueling (Innovation News)

Czero is partnering with Onboard Dynamics– a spinoff of Oregon State University-Cascades – to reconfigure a natural gas engine to use one or more of its own cylinders to compress gas from low-pressure natural gas service lines for vehicle self-refueling.


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.

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.

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.

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.

APASU Open House: All students who are interested in and/or identify with API culture are invited to attend this free event to find out what the Asian Pacific American Student Union is all about! Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m., in MU Horizon Room 49. Sponsored by SEAC; funded by SORCE. For accommodations related to disabilities please contact: leewin@onid.oregonstate.edu

NEW! Art reception: A reception for the 25th anniversary of Vistas & Vineyards takes place today from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Giustina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center. It includes a hosted reception and an array of artwork.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Tebeau Hall: The dedication of Tebeau Hall takes place Thursday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., 1359 S.W. Washington Ave. Requests for accommodations can be made at 541-737-4771.

NEW! Faculty senate: The October 9 Faculty Senate meeting will be in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall from 3-5 p.m.; the agenda is online at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/faculty-senate-thu-2014-10-09-1500.  Agenda items include: Presentation of proposed Bylaws revisions, Open Enrollment Information, Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Report, Canvas Conversion, AlcoholEdu and Haven,  Game Day Parking, President Ray’s State of the University Address.

NEW! Postdoc Research Symposium: OSU is celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week with the third annual Postdoc Research Symposium on Oct. 9.  There will be a wine/appetizer/poster session in MU 49 (Horizon Conference Room – the old bookstore) from 5 to 7 p.m. Provost Sabah Randhawa will be speaking shortly after 5 p.m. For more information about the OSU Postdocs Association, see http://www.oregonstate.edu/opa/

NEW! Mental health event in the Quad: Interactive booths with information on mental health, free food, and prizes. Friday, Oct. 10, noon to 3 p.m. on the MU steps.

NEW! Music à la Carte: The “brown bag” concert series, Music à la Carte, takes place Fridays at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. The free, 45-minute concerts are held most Fridays during fall, winter, and spring terms. On Oct. 10, the guest is the Oregon Chamber Players Quartet.

NEW! Fireworks: Oregon State University is inviting students, faculty, staff and community members to Goss Stadium this Friday to celebrate being a part of “Beaver Nation” with free food, prizes and a fireworks show. The activities, which are free and open to the public, begin at 7 p.m., Oct. 10 at Goss Stadium (the baseball park) on campus.

NEW! Book reading: Visiting OSU faculty members Nick Dybek and Inara Verzemnieks will read at the Valley Library Rotunda on Oct. 10, 7:30pm, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Dybek is the recipient of a Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, a Maytag Fellowship, as well as a selection in “Granta New Voices.” Verzemnieks, a former reporter for “The Oregonian,” is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award and the Richard J. Margolis Award of the Blue Mountain Center.

Flu Shot Clinics for Students/Faculty/Staff – Thursday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the MU Journey Room, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $20 (charged to student account, or to PacificSource if a grad assistant). Faculty/Staff: $30 (charged to PEBB Insurance or by cash or check). Bring OSU ID card and Providence or PacificSource insurance cards. FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.

Employee Benefits Fair: Health Insurance and Pension/Retirement providers will be available to answer your questions as well as various OSU resources.  Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., MU Ballroom.  For a complete listing of providers that will be present visit:  Employee Benefits Fair. If you have any questions, please contact Employee Benefits at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu.

Speed Mock Interviews:  Sign up on Beaver Careers for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with Employers and Career Specialists. You will receive valuable feedback to prepare you for the real thing, so bring your resume. This event will take place on Tuesday Oct. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., in MU 206. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

OSU District Plan Open Houses:  OSU is hosting two pubic open house events in October to provide updates on the OSU District Plan development with the community and to give community members an opportunity to share comments and concerns with OSU planning staff.  All are welcome to attend these no-cost Open Houses: Oct. 21, 4-7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center and Oct. 23, 5-8 p.m., at Chintimini Senior and Community Center.  For more information, contact David Dodson at 541-737-8503 or visit the OSU District Plan Updates page.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Consumer-Directed Advertising for Noninvasive Prenatal Tests: George Estreich (School of Writing, Literature and Film) will discuss the patterns and assumptions in consumer-directed advertising for the new noninvasive prenatal tests aimed at Down syndrome and other genetic conditions.  Friday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m., Milam 301, sponsored by Disability Studies @ OSU.

NEW! Latina American Artists at OSU: Art can be a powerful vehicle for social change.  Artists and student affairs professionals, Claudia Ramirez Islas and Juliana Recio, share their artwork and discuss issues of disability, immigration, self-expression, and inspirational intersections with Frida Kahlo in this interactive afternoon workshop. Oct 22, 2 – 3:50 p.m., Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez. Spaces are limited, and supplies will be provided.  RSVP to Charlene.Martinez@oregonstate.edu.

PEBB Health Plan Presentations : Oct. 9 in the MU Ballroom West.  Short-term & Long-term Disability, 9 a.m.- 10 a.m., presented by Standard Insurance.  PEBB Plans Overview & HEM, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.  Presented by PEBB.  No registration is required.  The morning presentations will be streamed lived and recorded for those that cannot attend.  If you have any questions, please contact Employee Benefits at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu.

Undoing Border Imperialism:  Activist and author Harsha Walia will discuss her recent book and her extensive work building immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire. Thursday, Oct. 9, noon, MU La Raza Room.

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.

Medicare Basics Workshop Come and learn the basics of Medicare and understand how Medicare Supplemental plans work. Oct. 9, 2 – 4 p.m., MU Ballroom West. No registration is required.  If you have any questions, please contact Employee Benefits at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu. Presented by: Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA).

Beyond the Body: An Ecological Approach of Religious Materiality:  Manuel Vasquez, Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Florida, will argue for continued centrality of the body in the study of religion exploring ecological, cultural, and social networks as keys to how religion is lived.  Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., MU Journey Room.

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!

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 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 .

News for Employees

NEW! Update voter registration information: In order to participate in the Nov. 4 General Election, voters must be registered by Oct. 14.  If you have moved since the last election you will need to re-register using your current address to ensure your ballot will reach you. It is not legal for anyone, including the post office, to forward your ballot. Voter registration cards are available from ASOSU in Snell Hall, the Memorial Union, and other campus locations. You can also register to vote online at the Oregon Secretary of State’s website: http://www.oregonvotes.org/.

NEW! Bike parking survey volunteers needed!  Ever needed to park your bike but there wasn’t a place in sight? Help the OSU Alternative Transportation Advisory Committee address bike parking issues on campus by surveying bike parking utilization on Oct. 14 and 15, or Oct. 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. To thank participants, the Sustainability Office and Parking Services will provide volunteers a swag item.  See more or contact alaina.hawley@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Dam Fit @ RecSports– Last Chance to Register: Get motivated, get strong, get results. Your last chance to register for the Fall Dam Fit program is Friday, Oct. 10. Dam Fit is small-group, interval training incorporating strength, agility and cardio. Open to all fitness levels, this fitness program will progress you toward your personal fitness and wellness goals. Learn more here and register at the Recreation Services Desk in Dixon by Friday! Contact Erika Hanselman-Green with questions.

NEW! OSU athletics supports breast cancer awareness: Oregon State Athletics is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in the spirit of the cause is offering 1,000 free tickets for families (limit of 4) touched by any form of cancer for the Thurs., Oct. 16 home football game vs. Utah. The outreach is part of the department’s new “BeaversSalute” program. Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis and available through the OSU Athletic Ticket Office by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS and referencing “BeaversSalute families touched by cancer.”

PCOSW Scholarship Applications: Applications for PCOSW scholarships are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, or PCOSW, provides funding to women faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities, as well as individuals conducting research related to women’s issues. Scholarships range from $500 to $1000 and are awarded during fall, winter, and spring terms; the deadline is Friday of Week 5 with notification in Week 7. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/pcosw/awards-and-scholarships

Faculty Senate Elections – Faculty with Split Appointments: According to the Faculty Senate Bylaws, non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Senate purposes. FTE will not be split among units. This choice will determine Senate representation. Contact Vickie Nunnemaker at vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu by noon, Oct. 17 with your selection. Provide your name, the units you are split between, and the unit with which you prefer to be apportioned; Indicate ‘Split Appointment’ in the subject line.

URSA-ENGAGE: The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking research project proposals from OSU faculty for the 2015 URSA-ENGAGE Program, which will provide freshman, sophomore and transfer student researchers (in their first year at OSU) under faculty guidance with stipends of up $1,500 for the winter, spring and fall terms of 2015. The Faculty Research Project Proposal Application Deadline is Oct. 29, available here: http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/ For more information, contact Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu.

NSF partnership: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation- Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships program. The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsfstc. Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development, Mary.Phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Oct. 13.

NSF physics program: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation- Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics program. The Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics will be a center to advance theoretical AMO physics and lead in motivating and explaining new experimental work in AMO and other areas of science. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/theory-institute-atomic-molecular-and-optical-physics. Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development, Mary.Phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Oct. 13.

NSF biological field stations/marine laboratories: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation- Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories program. Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSMLs) are off-campus facilities for research and education conducted in the natural habitats of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/wf-fsml. Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development, Mary.Phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Oct. 14.

Keck Foundation: The OSU Foundation is calling for concept papers that have the potential to meet the funding interests of the W.M. Keck Foundation. which seeks to support outstanding basic research in science, engineering and medicine that will have a significant impact in solving complex issues and problems and  also strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/keck-foundation. Information: Martha Coleman, Director of Principal Gifts for Foundation Relations, OSU Foundation,  Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu or Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development, Mary.Phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 19.



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

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.

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film  invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This position will teach five undergraduate and graduate courses, on a trimester system, in global (non-western) related film electives and film theory. Posting #0013155. Closes Jan. 30, 2015.

Traffic and maintenance

Benton Place: As part of the Beaver Nation Fire Works Grand Finale, the southern half of the Benton Place Parking Lot will be closed Friday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Congestion: An open house program takes place Oct. 10 in LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.  OSU Fall Preview will host more than 800 prospective students and their families. Due to this, there will be an increase in vehicles and foot-traffic during campus tours.

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: All this warm sunny weather feels like deja vu. Partly sunny with a high of 76 and a low tonight of 51. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 76 and a low of 38. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Areas of fog today and mostly cloudy with a high of 65 and a low of 53. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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

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