OSU Today

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 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.

Scientist: West Coast overdue for megaquake (Fox Kansas City)

Using historic data, scientists like Dr. Chris Goldfinger, a marine geologist and professor at Oregon State University, can forecast the probability of another great quake.

OSU grows with top-rated E-Campus (KLCC)

Oregon State University has a growing e-campus, or on-line degree program, that’s ranked among the top 10 nationally. The school has been experiencing an enrollment boom over the last decade and is trying to accommodate students by broadening options.

Thursday night home game will change OSU parking protocols (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Thursday night home football game vs. Utah will mean a change in parking rules on campus that day.

OSU President Ray addresses faculty senate (Gazette-Times)

“The changes at Oregon State University effected over the last 10 years are nothing short of extraordinary. ”

Tebeau Hall dedicated among friends and family (LIFE@OSU)

Music, laughter and tears were all part of a dedication celebration honoring William H. Tebeau Hall on Oct. 9. The newest Oregon State University residence hall on campus was named after the late engineering alum William Tebeau, the first black male graduate of OSU (Class of 1948).

Office of Global Opportunities help students and faculty learn and work abroad (LIFE@OSU)

With a new school year in full swing, Oregon State University students are already planning ways to travel the world while receiving valuable experience and course credit. Ramping up to assist these students in their goals, the recently renamed OSU GO (Office of Global Opportunities) is engaging the campus with class visits and informational events.

Emergency manager preaches preparedness (Gazette-Times)

In Mike Bamberger’s line of work, you have to be ready for anything. As the emergency preparedness coordinator for Oregon State University, he is responsible for the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors at all university facilities. On a typical day, that could be upwards of 30,000 people on the main Corvallis campus alone.

OSU headlines abridged today due to illness


Zotero, EndNote, and Data Management workshops at The Valley Library: Learn to capture, manage and cite your research sources with EndNote (Oct. 14). Thinking about your research data or developing your data management plan? Learn to manage it effectively and efficiently with Intro to Data Management (Oct. 14). View the full series offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Pancake retirement: Cherri Pancake, Professor in Computer Science and Director of the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (NACSE), will be honored with a retirement party Tuesday, Oct. 14, 3 to 5 p.m.,  Kelley Engineering Center Fourth Floor Lounge.

Ag Ed/Ag Sci candidates: Candidates for the Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences Department Head will be presenting at forums on campus. D. Barry Croom, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Agricultural and Extension Education, North Carolina State University, will present Oct. 14, 4 -5 p.m., Hallie Ford Center 115. Thomas J. Dormody, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University, will present Oct. 17, 9-10 a.m., Hallie Ford Center 115. Receptions follow each presentation.

Miss Representation Film Screening: Free screening of a film that explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., MU 208

The Athletic Body and Religion:  John Frohnmayer (Rowing), Amy Koehlinger (Boxing), and Stuart Sarbacker (Yoga) will explore the intersections between religious embodiment, metaphor, bruising and accomplishment.   Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Memorial Union Journey Room.

Upcoming Events

NEW! River Hydraulics Research Facility Open House – Please join us to celebrate the completion of the new “River Hydraulics Research Facility!” Thursday, Oct. 16, 11:45 a.m., O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory. Learn about capabilities of this new facility and enjoy a barbecue. RSVP to Prof. Arturo Leon.

NEW! Valley Library anniversary: OSU is celebrating the Valley Library’s 15th anniversary this month with guided tours led by student employees highlighting the many services and resources the library provides, far beyond books and study space. Tours take place between 2 and 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, and run every 15 minutes (the final tour starts at 3:15 p.m.) They meet in the library foyer on the second floor.

NEW! Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research Facility Open House –   Please join us to learn about this facility project to enhance water quality, provide long-term research and support stormwater and water quality education and outreach.  Thursday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m., Benton County Avery Facility, RSVP to Adam Stebbins, Benton County Projects Coordinator.

NEW! Zoologies and Irises:   The Spring Creek Project will be hosting an evening with Alison Deming and Bob Pyle who will read from their new books, Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., Corvallis Arts Center, 700 SW Madison.

NEW! BCC Block Party: All are invited to join in the block party at the  Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center starting at 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 17.  This event will feature tours onto the foundation of the gathering hall for the new building, along with providing a fun and festive atmosphere for celebrating the progress of construction. The event will take place at the corner of Memorial and Monroe.  Highlights include a DJ, BBQ dinner and other entertainment.  For more information contact University Events at 541-737-0724 or events@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Wellness Workshop, Tasty Bites Walking Tour: Nutrition and physical activity combine in a walking tour around campus Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Learn about dining options, healthy choices and smart purchasing practices as we highlight campus dining destinations! Samples provided. Free to OSU community. Be one of the first 25 to pre-register and receive a $5 MU food Retail gift certificate. Pre-register here.

NEW! Symphony kickoff: The Corvallis-OSU Symphony opens the 2014-2015 concert season with works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven in a concert titled “The Classics,” on Thursday, Oct. 22at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th Street. The program will be conducted by Music Director and Oregon State University Music Professor Marlan Carlson. Tickets: $22-$32 reserved, $20 general admission. Reserved seating may be purchased online only at www.cosusymphony.org. General admission tickets may be purchased in advance at Grass Roots Books & Music, 137 SW Third St. Tickets are also available for purchase one hour before the concert at the LaSells Stewart Center ticket counter. Students free with ID.

Flu Shot Clinic for Students/Faculty/Staff – 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.

Free Photo Booth:  Reduce your stress and take time to be social by taking pictures with silly props. Wednesday, Oct. 15,  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the MU Quad.

Exercise for the Office: Oct. 15, noon to 1 p.m., MU 212.

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.

Faculty Conversations with President Ray: The Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two Fall term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Register at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bNRL22smBHFnd0V to register for either Oct. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m., or Nov. 11 from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

Finding the Light: A Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk: An event to raise awareness, support our families and friends, and connect with each other. Wednesday, Oct. 15. Meet at the Gazebo in Central Park at 7 p.m.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Napa Earthquake Seminar – OSU Civil and Construction Engineering professors Andre Barbosa and Ben Mason will give a talk about their post-earthquake reconnaissance experience in Napa, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m., Kearney Hall, Room 112. Presentation topics include previous earthquakes that affected Napa, surface fault rupture, and implications for Oregon.

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  John Hammer, Molecular Cell Biology Section, NIH, will present a seminar “Using mouse coat color mutants to explore motor protein: organelle interactions ” on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

NEW! Environmental Health Science Trainee Colloquium: Blair Paulik will present on using passive sampling to answer questions about fracking, and Alan Bergmann will present on teratogenicity of PAHs from Portland Harbor. Oct. 16, noon in Hallie Ford Center 115.  More information: http://superfund.oregonstate.edu/colloquium

NEW DATE: OSU’s Africa Initiative will hold its first meeting of the year with Jen Veilleux (Department of Geography) who will give a talk on “Water Development in the Nile Basin”.   Fri., Oct. 24, 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.

Challenges to Higher Education: What can WE do? A candid conversation with Jose Padin, Professor at Portland State University, to discuss challenges to academic quality, academic freedom, shared governance  and democratic public higher education. Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon-1, MU 13 (Multipurpose room); brown bag lunches welcome.  Sponsored by the OSU Chapter of the AAUP (http://osuaaup.org).

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.  Oct. 15, 2-2:50 p.m. 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/1v0t6yW

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: William J. Ripple, Distinguished Professor of Ecology, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, will speak onStatus and Ecological Effects of the World’s Largest Carnivores and Herbivores,” Oct. 15, 4 – 5 p.m., Nash 206.

Fall 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Ken Bierly (formerly of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board) will speak on “Watershed Based Partnerships in Public/Private Managed Landscapes,” Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 305.

Did Jesus Claim to be God?:   Join us for a Socratic Club debate between Craig Blomberg (Denver Seminary) and Carl Stecher (Salem State University).  Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Milam Hall Auditorium

Center for Teaching and Learning 2014 Fall Symposium:  Thurs., Oct 23, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Memorial Union.  Offers leadership sessions on program review and on eSETs and effective evaluation of teaching; Promoting Faculty Learning sessions on curricular development, technology in classrooms and Tips for Advising International Students; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning sessions on engaged research practices, effective syllabi, and MediaSpace platform; Promoting Learning sessions in Universal Design for Instruction and Internationalized Pedagogy.  Learning Management Systems sessions will focus on OSU’s migration from Blackboard to Canvas. Registration available at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/symposia-2014-2015

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 and the even will be followed by a wine and cheese social at 5 p.m. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/research/. For questions contact Jane Cigarran at jane.cigarran@oregonstate.edu .

National sustainability conference:  With nearly 2,000 participants, AASHE’s annual conference is the largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America.  Join the OSU Sustainability Office, Student Sustainability Initiative and Campus Recycling in Portland Oct. 26-29; members of all three groups are presenting!  Register here (at the discounted member rate), let us know you’re attending and get a cold cup, water bottle or coffee mug.

News for Employees

Rural World exhibit: “The Rural World” exhibit offers a glimpse into the rural endeavors such as beekeeping, orchard cultivation, kitchen gardening, producing dairy products and wool, and brewing. These activities have provided  sustenance since early times and formed the backbone of rural economies in Oregon.  On display from Oct. 13-March 20, 2015. OSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center, 5th floor of the Valley Library,  10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Winter or Spring 2014-15 release. The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 3.

PFLA Our Heroes sought: Do you know someone who’s a hero here at OSU because of the extra effort that they put forth or the extra moment they take to make your day pleasant?  Here’s a great way to celebrate them.  Professional Faculty Leadership Association is always seeking nominations for “Our Heroes” awards.  Neither you or the nominated individual need to be members.   Build up your karma bank by celebrating the heroes that help us every day.

General Research Fund (GRF) Fall 2014: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Fall 2014 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Oct. 20.

Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is Oct. 24 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Fall 2014.  Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For additional information, please visit: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

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/.

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. 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.

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.”


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

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.

Medical Aide – The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications to fill 2 full-time (1.0 FTE),12 month, limited duration Medical Aide positions in the large animal reception of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  Apply to posting # 0013154. Closes Oct. 20.

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.

Maintenance Laborer Coordinator – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Maintenance Laborer Coordinator position.  Posting #0013166. Closes Oct. 22.

The Department of Public Safety at Oregon State University is seeking applicants for one Campus Public Safety Dispatcher.  This is a permanent full time position.  Posting #0013177. Closes Oct. 22.

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.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Admissions Customer Service Representative.  This position will support the Office of International Admissions in providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process.To apply,  visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14247122  Closes Oct. 24.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE), limited duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Grants Pass.  Posting # 0013168. Closes Oct. 31.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE),  Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Astoria.  Posting # 0013172. 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.

Public Info Representative 2–Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Public Info Representative 2, Posting #0013175. Closes Nov. 1.

Associate Director of Financial Aid Operations –Financial Aid/Scholarships invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Associate Director of Financial Aid Operations, Posting #0013179. Closes Nov. 10.

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

Parking changes due to Thursday night game: Employees are encouraged to find alternative transportation to work that day, or to park very strategically, as some lots will be restricted to those with game day passes only after 1 p.m. on the 16th. On gameday, OSU parking permit holders will be allowed to park in any A, B, or C zone, regardless of their permitted zone, but some parking lots will be closing midday to employees and students to accommodate ticketholders. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/lifeatosu/2014/oct-16-football-game-will-impact-osu-parking/

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.


Corvallis: “Only the mediocre are always at their best.” Oscar Wilde. Showers today, high of 63, low of 49. Showers tonight and tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today, rain likely tonight. High of 63, low of 44.

Newport: Showers today, high of 58, low of 51. Showers tomorrow.

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

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