OSU Today

June 7-11, 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.

OSU Community: In light of recent budget developments in our State, I would like to talk with you regarding the budget landscape for OSU and our plans for next year and the coming biennium. Please join me, along with the Provost, in the LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Auditorium today, June 7, at 3 p.m. This forum is open to all OSU faculty, staff and students, and I hope to see you there! — Edward J. Ray, President

Crowd celebrates NOAA’s groundbreaking move to Newport (Oregonian)

After 10 months of waiting, the Port of Newport held the ceremonial groundbreaking today for the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Operations Center, a facility due to open in one year, bringing jobs and money to this beleaguered coastal town. For a slideshow see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonstateuniversity/sets/72157624202943418/show/. (See also KEZI, Register-GuardStatesman Journal, and OPB, among many others)

Pre-College Programs helps bring thousands of young students to campus (LIFE@OSU)

Thousands of elementary, middle and high school students come to Oregon State’s campus every year to participate in dozens of pre-college programs. From 4-H summer programs to journalism workshops and everything in between, the programs not only provide enrichment to young students, but also open their eyes to the possibilities of higher education by introducing them to the campus setting.

Bill would brake on bay’s copper pollution (San Francisco Chronicle)

A 2007 Oregon State University study showed that levels as low as 2 parts per billion adversely impact salmon.

Rosenberger to give Random Review (Gazette-Times)

Nancy Rosenberger, Oregon State University professor of cultural anthropology, will present a review of “Sea of Poppies” by Amitav Ghosh at noon Wednesday, June 9, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave.

Power-Up Challenge comes to a close (LIFE@OSU)

After 19 weeks, the campus-wide health and wellness program, Power Up Challenge, came to a close last week with a ceremony honoring the top participants.


The College of Forestry is inviting 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.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.


The June Lunch & Learn topic is Saving for and Sending Your Kids to College. Whether it’s just around the corner or 18 years away, your child’s college education is something to start planning right now. Come enjoy your lunch with other OSU community parents and learn about this valuable parenting topic. This month’s Lunch & Learn will be presented by the Dan Schwab (Director of Student Conduct), Patricia Lacy (Legal Advocate for Students), and Beth Rietveld (Women’s Center Coordinator). The Lunch & Learn takes place June 9, in Memorial Union room 109-A.


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 a.m. in Snell Hall 448. For more information, contact Marion McNamara, marion.mcnamara@oregonstate.edu

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 June 10 Faculty Senate agenda is available for viewing at  http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2010/20100610.html. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall.


!Si Se Pudo!, the Latina/o graduation ceremony, takes place June 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the MU Lounge. The event is sponsored by CASA Latina/o de OSU. To RSVP call 541-737-9031.


Oregon State Commencement takes place at 10:30 a.m. June 12 in Reser Stadium, rain or shine. The 2010 Commencement speaker is Astronaut Don Pettit. For more information, see http://oregonstate.edu/events/commencement/.


The Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual graduation ceremony at 1:30 p.m. June 13, in the LaSells Stewart Center.

Upcoming events

NEW! The June Science Pub Central Oregon takes place June 15 in Redmond. Lisbeth Goddik of OSU Food and Science Technology will speak on “The Cheese Stands Alone: The Science Behind Oregon’s Acclaimed Artisan Cheeses.” The event takes place at 5:30 p.m., location TBA. For more information call 541-737-2351.

NEW! Jerry McGuire, MU Assistant Director, will be retiring after 24 years of service to OSU. Join his co-workers at a retirement celebration from 2:30 to 5 p.m., June 16 in the MU Lounge.

News for Employees

NEW! The Commencement Committee is seeking volunteers to help out with this year’s ceremony on Saturday, June 12, 2010.  For hours, and duties, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/events/commencement/volunteers or register online at http://tinyurl.com/2cugo5b . For more information please contact Sierra Whitlow at sierra.whitlow@oregonstate.edu

NEW! The LaSells Stewart Center is accepting art work for the 2010, Fifth Annual Community Exhibit, which will be installed for viewing in July. The last day that we are able to accept artwork for this show is Wednesday, June 30. This is a non-juried show, and is open to participants of all ages and skill levels. Only one submission will be selected from each artist. Artists may deliver their art Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to the LaSells Stewart Center office. The Community Art Exhibit will be on display July 1 to July 31. A reception will take place on July 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information see www.oregonstate.edu/lasells/gallery

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 the survey: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/BsgSurvey2_0/main.aspx?SurveyID=3792 .

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.

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 Office of Human Resources at Oregon State University is recruiting for a Human Resources Coordinator. Full-time, 12-month fixed-term position. See full
announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0005720. Closing date: June 11. OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

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: June 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

NEW! 2010 Commencement Road Closures & Restricted Access: Ralph Miller Way and 26th Street between Jefferson & Campus way will be closed for through traffic and parking starting on Friday, June 11 at 5 p.m. and ending at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 12. On Saturday, June 12 between 9 a.m. and  11 a.m. there will be restricted access on 26th Street, Washington Way, Jefferson Street, Intramural Way.

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.

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: The week starts out with heavenly blue skies and warm temperatures in the low 70s, but showers and cloudy skies may reappear by Wednesday. The good news: the sun is expected to make its return for the weekend, with highs in the low 80s.

Central Oregon: Weather for the week should be pretty decent starting off today with mostly sunny skies and a high around 72 degrees. Stubborn clouds will bring some showers throughout the week but expect slightly clearer skies and highs ranging from 60 to 75, dropping as low as 38 at night.

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