OSU Today

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 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’s Ed Ray: ‘I want us to get to the next level’ (Portland Tribune)

Dr. Ed Ray, who has been Oregon State’s president since 2003, is not a stranger to athletics. Ray worked at Ohio State from 1970-2003, when the Buckeyes’ football coaches were Woody Hayes, Earle Bruce, John Cooper and Jim Tressel. Ray served as chairman of the NCAA executive committee from 2010-12. Now Ray moves into one of his most important decisions at Oregon State: choosing the successor to Mike Riley as football coach. On Monday, Ray spoke via telephone with the Portland Tribune.

More Japanese tsunami debris will wash up this winter on Northwest shores, scientists predict (OPB)

Oregon State University marine scientist John Chapman questions the accuracy of that number, but says current tallies of what’s washed ashore on the U.S. West Coast are much lower than that. (see also Seattle Post-IntelligencerKVAL)

Oregon State Beavers athletic director Bob De Carolis drafts letter to fans regarding football coaching search (Oregonian)

Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis is in the midst of a football coaching search after Mike Riley unexpectedly left for Nebraska late last week and shared this letter with fans Monday morning. (see also Portland Tribune)

Oregon State takes its drone work up a notch (Portland Business Journal)

OSU has formed a new group that will “organize and expand its work and collaboration” with the systems, frequently called drones. The group will also work with “marine and terrestrial technologies, sensing and imaging systems.

The Carnivore Way: All who wander are not lost (Huffington Post)

A piece by OSU ecologist Cristina Eisenberg.

Three OSU profs receive scientific honors (Gazette-Times)

Two faculty members are in the College of Science: Professor of Chemistry Vincent T. Remcho and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics P. Andrew Karplus. Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology Valerian Dolja in the College of Agricultural Sciences also was named a Fellow. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Poet’s love of nature, gardening shine through (Statesman Journal)

After years as a professional gardener, getting up close and personal with carrots, insects and all manner of vegetation, Goodrich now serves as Director of the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word at Oregon State University. He is the author of two other volumes of poetry, “Insects of South Corvallis” and “Scripture of Crows,” along with a collection of essays, “The Practice of Home,” about nature, parenting and building his own home.

Editorial: Governor fully supports OSU-Cascades expansion (Bend Bulletin)

Speaking last week with The Bulletin’s editorial board, Gov. John Kitzhaber affirmed his commitment to the region’s planned four-year university. He said unallocated bonding capacity or other funds could go to the project in the 2015-17 biennium, depending on what its planners request.

New type of semiconductor could change face of consumer electronics (Photonics Online)

Materials first developed at Oregon State University more than a decade ago with an eye toward making “transparent” transistors may be about to shake up the field of consumer electronics – and the first uses are not even based on the transparent capability of the materials. (see also Noodls)


OSU Advantage Accelerator Free Public Seminar: Metrics and Analytics For Startups. Sanjay Vankudre, entrepreneur and investor will present ideas on metrics and analytics for startups. The discussion will cover key metrics entrepreneurs must measure and what analytics tell you about your venture.  Limit 10  Tuesday, Dec. 9, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 200 SW 4th street, Suite 201 More information

Graduate Education Information Night: Is an advanced degree right for me? The OSU Graduate School will give a presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. in FURM 102, covering the basics of graduate education: What is graduate school? What are the benefits of a graduate degree? What are the basic admissions processes and requirements? How do I pay for my graduate education? Applying for 2015-16? Have your questions answered by the Graduate School before Winter Break.

WiN Pubtalk: Shark Tank 2014. Come watch local entrepreneurs fight for the chance to be the next big start-up; Listen to pitches and feedback to get advice on how to start a business; Meet local business owners, Corvallis Economic Development Officers, and OSU Advantage Accelerator Staff. Get involved in local business and meet new and existing entrepreneurs. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., Students $5 General $10, Corvallis Sports Park More information

Upcoming Events

NEW! Farewell and Dessert Reception for Ann Mary Quarandillo: Ann Mary Quarandillo, Director of Marketing Communications for the College of Forestry, has accepted a position at her alma mater, the University of Kentucky. Come join us at a farewell reception to wish Ann Mary well in her new adventures. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Richardson 2nd Floor Knuckle, at 2 p.m. Please RSVP to Jessica.Fontaine@oregonstate.edu

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.

Retirement Reception for Terri Allen: Please join OSU Libraries & Press in celebrating Terri Allen’s retirement and her 29 years of service to OSU at a reception at the Valley Library on Friday, Dec. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. The reception will be in Staff Lounge on the 3rd floor of The Valley Library. Light refreshments will be provided. Question? Please contact Uta.Hussong-Christian@oregonstate.edu.

Lectures and Webinars

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. Weds. Dec. 10, 11-11:50 a.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/1v0zjuL

BEE Special Guest Seminar: Join us in Gilmore Hall, Room 234 from 1-2 p.m. on Dec. 10 when Olivier Bour will present “Innovative methods for characterizing heterogeneous underground reservoirs at different scales” and Tanguy le Borgne will present “Mixing in porous and fractured media: in situ observations, experimental imaging and theoretical upscaling.” They are both from Rennes University in France. Free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow.

STEM talk: Join the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 3-5 p.m., Milam 215, to discuss the National Academies’ consensus report on Discipline-based Education Research (NRC 2012) and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report on improving undergraduate STEM education, entitled Engage to Excel (PCAST 2012). Click here for more information.

Supervisor training: Registration is open for the Feb. 10 and 11, “Core Curriculum for OSU Supervisors and Managers” course. If you are a new or experienced supervisor and have not taken this course, it will make your work easier with collective bargaining information, policies, procedures and helpful resources. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=3.

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty Senate ballots due: The combined Faculty Senate President-elect and Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator balloting closes at 9 a.m., Dec. 10; results will be announced at the Dec. 11 Faculty Senate meeting. The Faculty Senator balloting closes at noon on Dec. 12. Faculty Senate elections are open to all faculty (research, academic, professional faculty) who were employed prior to mid-October 2014, regardless of FTE. If you don’t recall receiving either of the above ballots, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker at vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu; if you wish to search for either ballot, they were sent from the Faculty Senate. Please note that, because the following apportionment units have the allotted number of Senators continuing, no Senator elections are necessary this fall: Cascades, Education, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine.

NEW! Middle of initial CREATE projects Blurb: Time is running out! Join the OSU Foundation, students, and faculty as we CREATE big ideas that change the world. Help us open doors to a world of possibilities, improve lives through innovation, inspire social change, and more. Fund your passion and CREATE Oregon State. Visit create.osufoundation.org to fund a project, share with your family and friends using #CREATEOregonState, or contact Lacie LaRue if you have a project idea or questions.

NEW! Printing and Mailing Services Winter Hours: Winter hours will begin on Dec. 15 and will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  We will be open Dec. 24 from 8 a.m.-noon.  Please contact Kiara Goldtrap with any questions at Kiara.Goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! XPress Stop Winter Hours:  There is still time to get holiday cards printed and packages shipped!  Winter hours will begin on Dec. 15 and will be 8 a.m-5 p.m.  We will be closed on Dec. 24.  Please contact Kiara Goldtrap with any questions at Kiara.Goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! OSU Libraries Overdue Notices: Please disregard any notices that mentioned new or added charges or fines to your account sent Friday, Dec. 5,  – Dec. 8. OSU Libraries migrated to a new library management and search system (BETA) on Dec. 4 and there was a glitch in the BETA system that resulted in overdue notices being send prematurely to all OSU Library users.

NEW! Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Fall 2014: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Fall 2014 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Fall 2014 solicitation: preference to equipment that provides new or significantly expanded capabilities. NOTE: the program guidelines and application have been revised: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/research-equipment-reserve-fund. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Dec. 15.

Call for Awards Nominations for the 2015 MLK Celebration: Know of a student, faculty or staff member who enriches our OSU community in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King? We welcome nominations for our two community awards, which are recognized yearly at the MLK Peace Breakfast.  The awards are the Frances Dancy Hooks and Phyllis S. Lee. We are requesting that nominations be submitted by 5pm, Wednesday, Dec. 10. For more information or to submit a nomination visit: Frances Dancy Hooks and Phyllis S. Lee Award Information and Nomination Page.

Holiday Decorations: The Office of Equity and Inclusion offers recommendations to guide departments as they plan for the use of holiday decorations in their units: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/sites/default/files/guidelines_for_decorations.pdf. Please contact the office at 541-737-3556 with specific questions.

OSU Libraries Winter Break Workshops, Dec. 15-16: The Winter Break Workshops are open for registration. It is always a good time to manage your research sources with a citation manger or start working on a data management plan. Or perhaps you need to focus on your next research survey, this time with all the bells and whistles. Once the the project is wrapped up, it is time to figure out the impact of your work. Use the Winter Break Workshops to get started: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Charitable Drive: The annual Charitable Fund Drive is one way in which OSU employees can make a measurable difference in the communities we live. The 2014 Charitable Fund Drive at OSU runs through Jan. 30, 2015. You can consolidate all of your normal charitable donations into an easy monthly payroll deduction, and still give directly to the organizations of your choice. Visit the OSU Charitable Fund Drive site at http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/ to give online or send your personalized form to 2014 CFD, 100 LaSells Stewart Center.

Advantage Accelerator Winter Cohort Begins Jan 2015: The OSU Advantage Accelerator is now accepting applications for the Winter 2015 cohort. By participating in a five-month immersive cohort program, the Advantage Accelerator enables OSU community members to take an idea and turn it into a successful startup. For program information, please contact a program representative at (541) 368-5205 or visit http://oregonstate.edu/accelerator.

Association of Office Personnel (AOP) Monthly Merit Award Nominations: Nominations for classified or professional faculty to receive a monthly Merit Award are now being accepted. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding performance in the work place. The nominator may be anyone from the campus community. Potential qualities include great working attitude, cooperation, courtesy, creativity, customer service, diplomacy, flexibility, integrity, professionalism, quality of work, sense of humor, and other qualities the nominee admires. Nominations due by the 10th of each month. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition or Laurie.Wyant@oregonstate.edu

Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Dec. 22 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Winter 2014-2015. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction


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

Academic Counselor – Academic Services for Student Athletes invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Academic Counselor position. Posting #0013399. Closes Dec. 15.  For full consideration, please apply by Dec. 12.

Temporary Public Information Assistant, University Honors College, P/T 19 hrs/wk.  Posting # 0013382. Closes Dec. 12.

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 La Grande.  Posting # 0013381. Closes Dec. 12.

Part-time Outreach Communications – Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (affiliate with the College of Agricultural Sciences) invites applications for a part-time, 12-month, Outreach Communications position. Closes Dec. 12. For more information or to apply visit http://aitc.oregonstate.edu/about/job.htm.

Learning Services Coordinator – Academic Services for Student Athletes invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Learning Services Coordinator position. Posting #0013385. Closes Dec. 14.

Career Services Assistant Director – The Office of Career Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Assistant Director position. Posting # 0013387. Closes for full consideration Dec. 15.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.80 FTE), FCH Program Coordinator position located in Myrtle Point.  Posting # 0013386. Closes Dec. 15.

Analyst Programmer:  OSU Specialized Admin Services has an opening for one full-time, 1.0 FTE, Analyst Programmer, Competency Level 3 (Senior Developer) to assist in supporting IT initiatives for groups with Finance and Administration at Oregon State University. Posting #0013331. Closes Dec. 15.

Assistant Professor – The School of Arts and Communication invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Media and Rhetoric position. Posting #0013327. Closes Dec. 15.

Management Analyst 3:  OSU Capital Planning and Development has an opening for one full-time, 1.0 FTE, Management Analyst 3. This position  designs, plans, and coordinates or conducts analytical management studies of program policies, organizational structures and budgetary, operational, or other administrative systems and provides consultation on legislative or administrative issues, program planning, fiscal, and/or human resource management. Posting #0013410. Closes Dec. 19.

Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies (Internal Employment Opportunity)   – The Office of the Provost/Executive Vice President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies. Posting # 0013371. Closes for full consideration Dec 19.

Faculty Support Coordinator – The Center for Teaching and Learning invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Support Coordinator position. Posting #0013374. Closes Dec. 22.

The Office of the Vice President for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Senior Grant and Contract Officer position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President. Posting #0013372. Closes Dec. 24.

Instrument Technician 1- Mechanical – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Instrument Technician 1- Mechanical position. Posting #0013367. Closes Dec. 29.

Assistant Professor (practice)– Oregon State University Extension Service and the College of Agricultural Sciences invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice, full-time, (fixed-term, 1.0 FTE), position located in Baker City.  Posting # 0013404. Closes Dec. 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. Closes Dec. 31.

Assistant Professor of Dual Language Bilingual Education and Cultural/Linguistic Diversity – The College of Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on Spanish/English Dual Language Bilingual Education. This position is part of the Provost Hiring Initiative for Advancing Student Success through the Lens of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity. Posting # 0013336. Closes for full consideration Dec. 31.

The Office of Budget & Fiscal Planning invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Information Systems Analyst position in the Business Intelligence Center. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0013392. Closes Jan. 4.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Executive Director.  The Executive Director will provide dynamic, consistent and motivational leadership to develop the INTO OSU Center such that it reflects the goals and values of Oregon State University and INTO University Partnerships and promotes the delivery of a world-class student and stakeholder experience. For more information or to apply, please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14824712 Please apply by Jan. 5, 2015.

Orientation Coordinator – New Student Programs & Family Outreach invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Orientation Coordinator position. Posting # 0013412. Closes for full consideration Jan. 8

Academic Wage International Program Advisor – The Vice Provost for International Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Wage International Program Advisor position. Posting #0013407. Closes Jan. 11.

Professor – The Department of Statistics invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Professor position. Posting #0013299. Closes Jan. 15.

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate position. Posting #0013306.  Closing date is Jan. 15, 2015.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Applied Genomics and Bioinformatics position. Posting #0013285. Closes Jan. 25, 2015.

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.

The OSU Foundation invites applications for the position of Investment Accountant.  This position plays a key role in the Foundation’s management of all investment-related assets.  Interested candidates can submit a Foundation application, along with your cover letter and resume to Patricia L. Kenney, Sr. Director, Human Resources.

Traffic and maintenance

Crane: As part of the OSU LInC (Classroom Building) project, ), the tower crane will be disassembled and parts demobilized from campus during the week of Dec. 15-19. Additional flaggers have been planned at strategic spots to help trucks navigate the construction site and campus streets. Please see the traffic plan map attached for more details. Trucking will be routed via the fire lane at Austin Hall.

Winter Break Parking:  From Dec. 15, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015 OSU permits will be required for parking, but you may park in any zone on campus. During winter break, parking lot usage typically drops dramatically. Also, Beaver Bus shuttle operations will be limited to one bus on the West route, so cross-zonal parking will help commuters access campus. This will also help accommodate several maintenance tasks scheduled in parking lots during this time. Parking Services staff will be monitoring lot usage around campus to ensure that this temporary change does not have a negative impact on the zonal parking system.

Advance Notice:  Two-hour power outage; Sackett Hall, Weigand Hall, Seed Lab, James E. Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility, Hogg Metabolism Buildings; 349, 350, 351, 357, 358, Clark Laboratory,  Radiation Center, Swine Barn, Dairy Barn & Residence, East & West Greenhouse and Poultry Center. Dec. 14, 8 to 10 a.m.


Corvallis: “A long December and there’s reason to believe, maybe this year will be better than the last.” ~ Counting Crows. Don’t like the rain today? Then just wait until tomorrow, when it changes to heavy rain. High today of 57, low of 54.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today, high of 55, low of 40. Rain likely tomorrow.

Newport: Rain today, high of 57, low of 52. Heavy rain tomorrow.

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

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