OSU Today

Thursday, June 4, 2009

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.

Intervention shows reduction in Delinquent Teen Pregnancy Rates (National Science Foundation)
Successful program gives strong supervision, support for responsible behavior, and consistent, non-harsh consequences for negative behavior, says OSU study. (See also Statesman Journal, Medical News Today, Science Daily)

Recession changes top high school seniors’ college choices (Oregonian)
Applicants are clamoring for help, said Kate Peterson, assistant provost for enrollment at Oregon State University, which is also drawing more Oregon high achievers.

A valedictorian at Roosevelt pursues her dream of attending college (Oregonian)
Bernice Delgado has come a long way. Next week, she will become the first in her family to graduate high school. Not only that, she’ll graduate as one of her campus’s three valedictorians. She has set her sights on OSU, hoping to leave the Portland area to branch out on her own.

Rose Festival Junior Parade rolls through Portland (Oregonian)
Annual event included appearance by Benny Beaver, who rode in the parade. OSU was the only college represented at the parade.

Researchers’ NBA officiating study detects biases, but not necessarily the ones fans suspect (Oregonian)

“We can say with fairly high confidence that the results are not just due to randomness or (statistical) noise, that even teams facing elimination have an additional advantage in these referee-based turnovers, discretionary turnovers,” said Daniel F. Stone, assistant professor of economics at Oregon State University and one of the study’s authors.

Attack of the giant squid (Very Short List: Science)
The giant red squid used to stick to the warm waters off Mexico’s Pacific coast. But fishermen have been catching el diablo rojo in California waters, and marine biologists are noting that many more dolphins now bear scars from squid attacks. Now scientists at Oregon State University are using acoustic technology to track the animal’s movements. One theory suggests that global warming is driving the migration. (see also the American Institute of Physics)

Congo soccer play scores for Oregon college (All Africa.com)
Congo-born Danny Mwanga, a graduate of Jefferson High School in Portland, was recruited by Oregon State University as one of the top-rated soccer forwards in the United States in 2008.

Indian American filmmaker announces big budget movie (Sify.com)
OSU grad’s film screened at Cannes, set to make big budget “Mobster” next, possibly to star DiCaprio.

Today

OSU staff and faculty are invited to attend the OSU Merchant Expo at LaSells Stewart Center today.  Vendor representatives will be there to provide information on new technologies, products, services and solutions for your business needs. The event is hosted by OSU Procurement and Contract Services and a free lunch will be served.

OSU Chamber Winds, 7:30 p.m., First Congregational UCC 4515 S.W. West Hills Rd.

Upcoming Events

NEW! No Woman Left Behind, a campaign to end sexual assault that has a chapter at Oregon State will be featured on the ABC News program 20/20 on June 5. In March 2007, Lauren Chief Elk (a current OSU student in political science), April Grolle and Lauren Bryeans stepped in and saved a young woman from being gang raped at an off-campus college party at De Anza College. Watch 20/20 to hear their story, and come by the center to pick up a NWLB Bracelet. Here is a preview:  http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7746552

The Oregon State University Chamber Choir, directed by Steven M. Zielke, will finish its performance season with the fifth annual President’s Concert on June 6, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe St. Admission to the President’s Concert 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 College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its 27th annual commencement on June 7, in  LaSells Stewart Center. The ceremony, which begins at 1:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. The commencement speaker will be Baxter Black, a former veterinarian now better known as a poet, storyteller and humorist, whose work is featured regularly on National Public Radio. Black has been featured in numerous national outlets, including the New York Times, which called him the country’s “most successful living poet.”

PERS Tier 1 & Tier 2 Members – how does PERS work and integrate into your overall retirement picture? OSU Federal Investment Services, through CFS offers complimentary brown bag workshops. The next Tier 1 & Tier 2 opportunity is June 9, noon – 1 p.m. at the MU in Allworth Conference Room 207.  Please reserve your spot by calling Kirsten at 541-714-4296. OSU Federal is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative open to anyone who lives, works or attends school in Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion or Polk County. To learn more about OSU Federal, Your Community Credit Union, call 800-732-0173 or visit www.osufederal.com. (Investment products and services offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P.(CFS) are not NCUA/NCUSIF or federall insured, not Credit Union guaranteed and may lose value. Representatives are employed by OSU Federal Credit Union, and registered through CFS. OSU Federal is in partnership with CFS (Member FINRA/SIPC)

OPSRP Members – how does OPSRP work and integrate into your overall retirement picture? OSU Federal Investment Services, through CFS offers complimentary brown bag workshops.  The next OPSRP opportunity is June 9, 11 a.m. – noon at the MU in Allworth Conference Room 207. Please reserve your spot by calling Kirsten at 541-714-4296. OSU Federal is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative open to anyone who lives, works or attends school in Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion or Polk County. To learn more about OSU Federal, Your Community Credit Union, call 800-732-0173 or visit www.osufederal.com. (Investment products and services offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P.(CFS) are not NCUA/NCUSIF or federall insured, not Credit Union guaranteed and may lose value. Representatives are employed by OSU Federal Credit Union, and registered through CFS. OSU Federal is in partnership with CFS (Member FINRA/SIPC)

For more current and upcoming events, go to http://oregonstate.edu/events/

News for Employees

OSU commencement will be broadcast live on OPB-Plus (not OPB HD or OPB) on June 13  starting at 11 a.m. This change is due to the digital transition taking place on June 12. Commencement Ceremony channel line ups:  OVER-THE-AIR: Baker City: 13.3; Bend: 3.3; Corvallis: 7.3; Eugene: 28.3; La Grande: 13.3; Portland: 10.3 / ON CABLE: BendBroadband: 175; Comcast: 310; Clear Creek Telephone & TeleVision: 168; Crestview Cable Communications: 116; Verizon FiOS in Washington County: 470.

Recreational Sports (Dixon Recreation Center) summer membership and locker sales have begun. Check out the options for you and your family members – http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/membership-and-fees. Invest in your health and wellness by visiting RecServices in Dixon Recreation Center, Monday through Fridays 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 541-737-3736.

Accountant I – College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, F/T, $2960-4306/monthly + benefits. To review posting 0004258 and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing date is June 9.

Corvallis Transit System and Philomath Connection are pleased to announce the return of the Summer Youth Transit Program for 2009, thanks to a donation from Allied Waste.  Youth 17 and under ride free now through Sept. 7.

The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – International Research Network Connections Program Area 1: Production Network Connections and Services (IRNC:ProNet) program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/irnc.html NSF – IRNC:ProNet program site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09564/nsf09564.htm Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is 5 p.m. June 22, and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to Debbie Delmore, Research Office at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 737-8390.

Traffic and Maintenance

Quarterly fire testing will take place in two weeks. Night testing will be done in the following buildings on June 17, 18 and 19: Gill Coliseum, Kelley Engineering, Magruder Hall, Plagemann Student Health, Valley Library. Day testing will be done in the following buildings on June 15 and June 16: Crop Science, Kidder Hal, Pharmacy. This will be a live test. Fire alarms, strobes, horns and bells will sound during testing. The testing will begin at 7 a.m. on June 15 and we anticipate concluding scheduled testing by 11 p.m. on June 19.

To accommodate project construction associated with the new Linus Pauling Science Center, the Sackett Hall parking lot (West of Nash Hall, on the corner of 30th & Campus Way), will be shutdown. The main entry to parking lot will remain open for public access. The parking spaces north of Sackett Hall, including the ADA spaces adjacent to the project site, will remain open for the duration of the project. The four ADA spaces within the construction site (NE corner of the parking lot) will be temporarily relocated to the West side of Cordley Hall. Due to construction there may be periods of increased traffic congestion in this area. This shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. June 15 and we anticipate reopening the parking area after project completion, during the summer of 2011.

To accommodate “Student Move Out Days” the roadway parking along Jefferson street (between 30th St and the driveway into Fairbanks Hall parking lot) will be temporarily shutdown. University Housing and Dining will be facilitating this event. This shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. on June 8 and parking should reopen by 9 p.m. June 12.

Due to repair work on the building’s water system, all domestic and industrial hot and cold water services in Gilbert Addition will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect all rooms on all floors, including labs and bathrooms. The shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. June 5 and will end by 10 p.m.

Weather

Scattered thunderstorms continue today with a high of 77 and an overnight low of 57. Tomorrow there will be a few showers and a high of 73.

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