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Friday, Nov. 7, 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-Cascades grows; Corvallis campus caps growth (KTVZ)

Oregon State University – Cascades said Thursday its enrollment is now 1,172 students, including 980 juniors, seniors and graduate students, up nearly 6 percent from a year ago at a time when a better economy has meant enrollment declines at many schools around the country. (see also Gazette-Times)

NW colleges showcase innovations in sustainability (Jefferson Public Radio)

Oregon State University engineering students help develop strategies for improving water resource management on campus in Corvallis, Ore. Projects include stormwater analysis and a rainwater harvest system installed at the Pride Center last spring.

Warm winter possibly ahead for Central Oregon (Bend Bulletin)

Early indications for the winter ahead show the season could be warm in Central Oregon, much like last winter. “It looks like we’ll have warmer (temperatures) than normal,” said Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Now that pot’s legal, should Oregon end medical marijuana? (Northwest Public Radio)

Oregon State University professor Seth Crawford has studied the informal marijuana economy. Crawford says the state will face another challenge when it comes to taxing pot sales: many people in Oregon sell marijuana to their friends and family.

Campaign spending: Did big money equal big wins? (KTVZ)

“Money has always been important in politics, but I think it’s gotten much more important in recent years, partially because of recent Supreme Court decisions,” Robert Sahr, associate professor for political science at Oregon State University, said Thursday. “That money differential is almost certainly very important in this year’s election.”

‘World Vasectomy Day’ links climate change and family planning (Mashable)

2008 study from Oregon State University estimated that each child born in the United States adds 9,441 metric tons to each parent’s carbon footprint, or 28 times the savings of a lifetime of recycling. Reducing unplanned pregnancies, the extension goes, would avert those emissions while also lessening the financial and health impact of the parents.

U.S., state, federal role in electrical utilities labor issues should be reexamined (Science Daily)

“It doesn’t seem that dire until a storm hits, or somebody makes a mistake, and then you are risking a blackout,” said Inara Scott, an assistant professor in the College of Business at Oregon State University.

Campbell given lifetime achievement award (Mail-Tribune)

Campbell received a bachelor’s degree in forest management and worked for the U.S. Forest Service. He later obtained a master’s degree in forest management-genetics and became an associate professor for Oregon State University’s Extension Office. He was the extension forester for Jackson and Josephine counties for 23 years.

Corvallis Boxing Club hosts match tonight (Gazette-Times)

The event features boxers from the Corvallis Boxing Club and its sister organization, the Boxing Club at Oregon State University, who train together at the church. The local fighters will be challenged by members of the University of Washington’s club boxing team. The event, called the Battle for the Brave, benefits veterans’ charities: the Yellow Ribbon Veterans Endowment, Tsuga Community Commission, all four of OSU’s Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, the Veterans Support Fund and the club’s own youth outreach program.


Veterans Day Ceremony 2014: Oregon State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 685 are holding a ceremony in the MU Quad, beginning at 10 a.m. on Nov. 7. This event will include a mock funeral ceremony with a 21-gun salute, a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Ceremony, Color Guard performance, and the guest speaker will be Retired Colonel Jack Van Loan, an OSU Alumnus & former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and Vietnam Prisoner of War.

Cheese sale: Beaver Classic Cheese Sales today and every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Withycombe 159.

Tulip Bulb Sale: OSU’s chapter of the National Honor Society for Horticulture, Pi Alpha Xi, will be selling tulip bulbs under the ALS Bridge on Friday Nov. 7 from noon-5:30 p.m. and in the MU Ballroom on Saturday Nov. 8 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Bulbs will be available in OSU themed colors and are sourced locally from Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.

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 Nov. 7, the guest is the  OSU Chamber Choir and the Crescent Valley High School Concert Choir.

The SPP Brownbag Series: Continues Friday, Nov. 7, at noon when Rorie Solberg (Political Science) presents “We Don’t Know As Much As We Think: Media Coverage of the Supreme Court.” The brownbag will be held in Fairbanks 304. The event is free and open to the OSU community.

Another Politics:  Amidst war, economic meltdown, and ecological crisis, a “new spirit of radicalism is blooming” from New York to Cairo, according to Chris Dixon. In his latest book, Another Politics, he examines the trajectory of efforts that contributed to the radicalism of Occupy Wall Street and other recent movement upsurges. Friday, Nov. 7, noon, Milam Hall, Room 319A.

STEM and student engagement: On Nov. 7, from 1-2 p.m., the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning and the College of Engineering are hosting Denise Wilson from the University of Washington. She will be presenting on the role of affect and relationships in student engagement. The event will take place in Milam 215.  https://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/cultivating-stem-ready-society

Meat lab: The Clark Meat Science Center’s retail store is open every Friday, from 1-5:30 p.m.  Located off of Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool, the meat lab offers a variety of meat products developed and crafted by OSU students. Products include fresh retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, hickory smoked bacon, jerky, and dry-cured products. For more information, including pricing and availability, call 541-737-1927.

Disability Studies @ OSU.  Join a group of OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, in general, and the development of a DS curriculum at OSU, in particular.  Friday, Nov. 7,  2 p.m., Milam Hall Room 306. See http://oregonstate.edu/triad.

Marine Corps birthday: The Oregon State University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit will host the Birthday Celebration at the Naval Armory on the OSU campus at 4:30 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 7.  All active duty, retired, former, and future Marines and supporters of the Marine Corps are welcome to join the Beaver Battalion as we celebrate the 239th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps.


Free Children’s Piano Concert with narration in English and Spanish: Peter and the Wolf. Saturday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. Corvallis Public Library. This masterpiece work by Prokofiev will be performed by Rachelle McCabe with OSU music students Rebecca Grollman, Rachel McCoy, Ashley Walchli, Devin Haines, Phillip Johnson, Jayanthi Joseph, and Bryson Skaar. English and Spanish narration delivered by Daniel Fridley and Felix Oliveros. Presented by Corvallis-OSU Piano International, Friends of the Library, and OSU Music. More information: http://corvallispiano.org

My Life at the Piano: Conrad Tao, Saturday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m., Corvallis Public Library, Free. In 2011, Able to play children’s songs on the piano at the age of 18 months, Tao gave his first recital at the age of four and made his concert debut at age eight. Ten years into a professional career as a pianist-composer, and a college student now at Juilliard, Tao will talk about his life at the piano. Following the talk, at 2 p.m., Tao will present a master class featuring local students Michael Gu, 10 years old, playing pieces by Moskowski and Beethoven, and OSU music student Bryson Skaar, performing “Gargoyles” by Lowell Libermann.


Make A Joyful Noise Choral Celebration: This concert, featuring several Corvallis-area church choirs in individual and mass performance, will be offered Sunday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m., at the Corvallis First United Methodist Church Sanctuary (1165 NW Monroe Blvd.).  Admission is free. An offering will be taken in support of United Campus Ministry at OSU.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Art reception: Starting Nov. 3 through Dec. 7, enjoy two art exhibits on display in Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center, Soap Creek Confluence and Oregon: Field & Sky. A public reception with light hors d’oeuvres and cash wine bar will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. General exhibit hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! How to Create a Great Hybrid Course: Hands-on workshop offered on Monday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Milam 215. All faculty are welcome to learn about best practices in blended learning, and to try out tools for redesigning an on-campus course as a hybrid course. Funding for hybrid course development will also be discussed. Registration is now available: http://bit.ly/1u2oLwI.

NEW! Horticulture departmental seminars: Jeff Miller, professor, OSU horticulture, will speak on “From Taxonomy to Biological Control to Biodiversity and Back Again,” Nov. 11, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

Center for the Humanities History of Sex Lecture:  Nicole von Germeten, Center Research Fellow and faculty in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, will discuss the records and tradition of sixteenth-century colonial Latin American sex work in “Bawds, Ruffians, and Brothels: Spanish Sex Workers in the New World” on Monday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m., in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

Science Pub: At the Nov. 10 Corvallis Science Pub, Megan MacDonald, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, will explore the connection between autism and exercise. Since children diagnosed with autism tend to be more sedentary and also lag in the development of motor skills, physical activity may be more difficult to learn. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. 2nd St. in Corvallis.

Approaches to Disability: Redemptionism, Rejectionism, and Historicism:  Prof. Hector Avalos (Iowa State) will present three approaches from Biblical scholarship on disability: A redemptionist approach, which seeks to portray biblical views of disabilities in a positive light; a rejectionist approach which argues that many biblical views of disability should be rejected; and a historicist approach, which studies disabilities in a purely historical mode. Nov. 10, 7 p.m., MU Journey Room.

Journey Into Leadership: The Center for Learning & Organizational Development invites you to apply for the annual “Journey Into Leadership” program. Up to 40 participants from all positional levels of OSU will be selected for the multi-series program beginning Dec. 12 and ending March 20. Visit http://hr.oregonstate.edu/journey-leadership for details and to apply by Nov. 20.

News for Employees

NEW! Interested in sharing Thanksgiving with an international student?: The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to share their Thanksgiving festivities with international students.  Applications are currently available at https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_1yTjGUsntSs1cu9.   Hosting application deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.  Hosts will be informed of student placement Monday, Nov. 24.  If you have any questions, please contact homestay@oregonstate.edu.

Faculty Senate Elections – Declining Senator Election – All currently employed academic, research and professional faculty are eligible to be elected to a Senator position and represent faculty in their respective Faculty Senate apportionment unit. If you wish to decline to have your name placed on the Senator nomination ballot, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at faculty.senate@oregonstate.edu no later than noon on Nov. 14. Faculty must decline each year. Faculty are eligible to participate in the below elections this fall regardless of whether they decline Faculty Senator election: Faculty Senate President-Elect and Interinstitutional Faculty Senator (one ballot).  Faculty Senators. Each eligible voter will receive a nomination ballot containing the names of faculty who are eligible to be elected; the results of this ballot will determine the election ballot.

Call for proposals: DeLoach Work Scholarships for undergraduates. The University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for winter and spring terms, 2015. Tenured and tenure-track Oregon State faculty members, as well as senior instructors, can submit proposals for funding in support of Honors College undergraduates working at tasks that advance faculty research and enhance student experiential learning. Other faculty who like to apply should contact the UHC. Proposed work must relate to the area of the nominated student’s academic training and provide a significant learning outcome. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 7. Information regarding awards and the application process is available at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.

OSU Library System Changing: Dec. 1 a new library system goes live, offering one-stop discovery and requesting. The new search box accesses 9 million items from 37 Pacific Northwest libraries. Be prepared for changes in Circulation and Course Reserves. Patrons should gather research materials prior to Thanksgiving break (Nov. 30) when a system freeze will occur. More information about the change is available.  Please ask us for help by phone, on chat or in person.

LAST CHANCE – RecSports Payroll Deduction: Don’t miss out on your window of opportunity to purchase your membership to Recreational Sports and locker via payroll deduction. The deadline to purchase your 9-month or annual membership and locker via payroll deduction is Friday, Nov. 7. We will divide your cost of membership/locker over seven equal payments, November through May. Remember – if you are a PEBB eligible employee, you qualify to receive a $15/month reimbursement for being well at Recreational Sports! Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, with questions.


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

Outreach Program Coordinator– Extension/4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a part-time, (75.0 FTE), Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Condon. Posting # 0013223. Closes Nov. 7.

Office Specialist 2 (Temporary) – IE3 Global invites applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE), 12-month, temporary Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0013193. Closes Nov. 7.

Information Security Analyst – Information Services – Office of Information Security invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Information Security Analyst position. Posting # 0013189. Closes Nov 7.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Nov. 10. Posting #0012692. Closes Nov. 9. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Faculty Research Assistant (Information Management Specialist): Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society is recruiting for a 12-month, 0.35 FTE, fixed-term, FRA for a Database/Data Management position with the Northwest Tree Improvement Cooperative. Salary range is $45K-$55K (full-time rate). Posting # 0013164. Closes Nov. 9.

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.

Veterinary Technician 2 (pool) – The College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences has a temporary, approximately 5 week duration, opening  for a veterinary technician to assist with anesthesia and monitoring.  Review of applications will begin on Nov. 11, 2014, interested parties should apply to posting #031139 no later than Nov. 10.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered for this position.

Administrative Program Assistant – University Marketing invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0013210. Closes Nov. 11.

Office Manager– Douglas County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Office Manager position located in Roseburg. Posting # 0013190. Closes Nov. 11.

Public Service Communications Specialist – Extension and Experiment Station Communications invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Public Service Communications Specialist position. Posting# 001326. Closes Nov. 12.

Veterinary Technician. Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Large Animal Hospital.  Posting #0012692. Closes Nov. 13.

Faculty Research Assistant (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013282, full-consideration closes Nov. 13.

Office Specialist 2 – Agricultural Education and General Agriculture Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Office Specialist 2, Posting #0013271. Closes Nov. 14.

Office Specialist 2: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agriculture Science seeks an Office Specialist 2. Posting #0013265. Closes Nov. 14.

Consultant-Academic Advisor – The College of Engineering, Office of Student Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position. Posting # 0013229. Closes Nov. 14.

The Department of Crop and Soil Science invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position as Administrative Assistant to the Department Head.  This is an OSU Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting #0013278. Closes Nov. 14.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension family and community health invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene. Posting # 0013276. Closes Nov. 14.

The Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO (VPFA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Executive Assistant reporting directly to the VPFA. This position provides high level administrative and clerical support, developing systems and processes to assist the Vice President and division’s leadership team in support of university strategic initiatives. Posting #0013222. Closes Nov. 15.

The Office of Research Integrity invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed-term IACUC Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0013232. Closes Nov. 15.

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

Student Retention and Success Manager –Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Student Retention and Success Manager, Posting #0013260. Closes Nov. 16.

Consultant-Academic Advisor – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position. Posting # 0013228. Closes Nov. 16.

Medical Aide- Student Health Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 9 month, Medical Aide.  Posting #0013281. Closes Nov 17.

Property Specialist 3. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE) Property Specialist 3 position in Materials Management for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013291 . Closes Nov. 17.

Office Specialist 2 – New Student Programs & Family Outreach invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Office Specialist 2, Posting #0013275. Closes Nov. 17.

Secretary of the Board – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Secretary of the Board position. Posting # 0013192. Closes for full consideration Nov 17.

Project Coordinator –The Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Project Coordinator, Posting #0013261. Closes Nov. 18.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension family and community health invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE),  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene.  Posting #0013287. Closes Nov. 19.

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 # 0013301. Closing date is Nov. 20.

Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader for the position of Head Librarian of the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport, Oregon. Posting #0013234. Closes Nov. 21.

Outreach Program Coordinator (Small Farms Coordinator)– Jackson County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time, (.49 FTE), Small Farms Coordinator position located in Central Point. Posting # 0013249. Closes Nov. 22.

The College of Science Information Network (COSINe) Department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Director position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.  Posting #: 0013243. Closes Nov. 30.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Jackson County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Land Steward/Natural Resource Coordinator position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013296. Closes Nov. 30.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Forest Economics. Posting #0013255. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 30. Closes Dec. 31.

Assistant Professor of Architecture and Wood Design – The Department of Wood Science & Engineering, in the College of Forestry, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position of Architecture and Wood Design.  Posting # 0013122, screening of candidates will begin Dec. 1 and will continue until position is filled.

The Office of VP of Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Conflict of Interest (COI) Specialist position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President for Research. Posting #0013295. Closes Dec. 3.

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.

Senior Institutional Research Analyst – Institutional Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Institutional Research Analyst position. Posting #0013220. Closes Feb. 28, 2015.

Traffic and maintenance

Power outages: As part of the Real Time Utility Monitoring project, Nash Hall will be without power from 6 to 9 p.m., Nov. 7. On Nov. 16, Cordley Hall will be without power from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and Kelley Engineering will be without power from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nash Hall: As part of the Real Time Utility Monitoring, Nash Hall will experience a power shutdown on Friday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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: “November is usually such a disagreeable month…as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it.” ~ L.M. Montgomery. Patchy fog before 10 a.m., then becoming mostly cloudy, followed by partly sunny skies by afternoon. High of 57, low of 42. Mostly sunny Saturday, slight chance of rain Sunday.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 55, low of 31. Sunny tomorrow, partly sunny Sunday.

Newport: Patchy fog, otherwise mostly sunny. High of 56, low of 45. Sunny tomorrow, chance of rain Sunday.

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

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