OSU Today

July 19-23, 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.

Julyana Soelistyo’s high-wire act (The Globe and Mail)

A new version of “The Tempest” at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival features OSU graduate Julyana Soelistyo as Ariel, a role she first took on at Oregon State. (See also New York Times)

Oregon State entomologist looks to uncover what’s killing honeybees (Oregonian)

Ramesh Sagili arrived at Oregon State University in March 2009 after beekeepers and farmers pressed the Legislature to fund honeybee research. Sagili’s qualifications, focus and the detailed research he proposed sold the selection committee.

UO branch takes exit from Bend (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University will take full control of undergraduate programs in the Central Oregon city.

Students help out in WR soup kitchen to raise awareness of hunger (The Sun News)

“So few people realize that hunger goes on all around us,” said Jenny Villalobos, 23, who’s earning a master’s degree in business administration at Oregon State University.

OSU scientist creates earth-friendly tape (KATU)

A happy accident could lead to a big change in how tape is made. (See also KGW, OPB, KVAL)

A higher calling (LIFE@OSU)

Julia Sandidge has arrived at OSU as Director of Student Media.

An international formula for racing success (Wired.com)

When the student-built cars of the Formula SAE racing series converge on the legendary Silverstone Circuit in England, one will be a truly international effort built by students on two continents. Global Formula Racing is a pioneering collaboration between students at Oregon State University and Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg-Ravensburg in Ravensburg, Germany.

Zabriskie named new dean of Pharmacy College (Gazette-Times)

Mark Zabriskie has been named to take over as dean of the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University.

Bill contains Oregon agricultural resource funds (Register-Guard)

Most funding for work in the state would go to Oregon State University, some shared with other states.

OSU researcher debunks old theory on phytoplankton growth (OPB)

A new study out of Oregon State University says the current theory of why phytoplankton blooms in the ocean, is incorrect.

Blogger hits the big time (LIFE@OSU)

From an Iowa cornfield to a New York film studio, Eric Stoller’s social media savvy has propelled him into the spotlight.

DFM Ayalon met US university presidents (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

President Ed Ray was among American university presidents to travel to Israel earlier this month. (See also the Jerusalem Post)

Grant awarded for future Open Campus facility (Central Oregonian)

The committee that wrote the grant and have been behind the process to get the project to this point is the Oregon Open Campus, which is a partnership formed between Oregon State University and Central Oregon Community College.

Capturing Oregon’s agriculture through a camera lens (KCBY)

“Savory Images” is the title of the collection of photos, presented by the Oregon State University Extension and Experiment Station Communications and the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Discovery points to new approach for diabetes therapy (Gazette-Times)

Nutrition experts at Oregon State University have essentially “cured” laboratory mice of mild, diet-induced diabetes by stimulating the production of a particular enzyme.

Fleas flee chem-free (Register-Guard)

Elana Hoerter, who has a degree in equine genetics from Oregon State University, is one of three people who started Mad About Organics, a small company that creates organic pet products that include shampoo, flea, tick and skin treatments, and is in the process of creating a sunscreen product for pets.

Miss Rodeo Oregon 2011 named (South County Spotlight)

Columbia County resident Mackenzie Carr, of Vernonia, is the latest 2011 Miss Rodeo Oregon. A 2008 valedictorian of Vernonia High School, Carr is currently studying architecture at Oregon State University.

OSU’s $168 million plan (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University is in the midst of perhaps the largest construction binge in its history.

“Making Choices: Sustainability in a world of conflicting values” conference (Oregonian)

Renowned climatologist Philip Mote will be the keynote speaker at a conference on “Making Choices: Sustainability in a World of Conflicting Values” July 21-25, 2010, at Portland State University.

Surimi may be boon to Oregon fish industry (Sustainable Business Oregon)

“To be eligible for a surimi resource, a particular species must be abundant, currently under-utilized, and be economically viable,” said Jae Park, a global expert on surimi production who shares the latest in surimi research and processing through the Surimi School at the Oregon State University Seafood Laboratory in Astoria.

Computer virus puts OSU employees’ personal information at risk (OPB)

Thousands of current and former Oregon State University employees are learning that a computer virus put their personal information at risk.

Seafood Center rescue takes big steps forward (Daily Astorian)

The idea is to breathe life into the Duncan Law Seafood Consumer Center, located on the campus of the Oregon State University Seafood Lab in Astoria, after some troubled times in the past year.

Collection development during downturn (Library Journal)

Faye Chadwell, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Content Management, Oregon State University, brought a somewhat different perspective. After all, she said, “Higher ed has been on a downturn since I moved to Oregon in 1995.”

Woman bids farewell to 4-H Youth Fair (KEZI)

The program that teaches kids life skills, is shutting down after voters rejected a measure that would’ve kept the Oregon State Extension service running.  By doing so, all it’s services, including 4-H, are closing.

Monday

Summer Choir at Oregon State begins today in Benton Hall 202. Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. OSU students can register for credit. Community members can participate for $15. Repertoire includes Schubert’s Mass in G, Handel’s Thy King Shall Rejoice, and other works. The concert takes place Aug. 11 at First United Methodist Church. For more information see http://oregonstate.edu/cla/music/chorus

Wednesday

The Oregon State Police Special Weapons and Tactics  Team (SWAT) will be training on campus on Wednesday July 21.  The team will be conducting rappel training on the parking garage from 9 a.m. to noon.  From noon to 5 p.m. the team will be training in Callahan Hall.

OSUsed Store is open noon to 3 p.m., offering you a chance to buy great used equipment. Special features include: desks, chairs, computers, lab equipment, and more. Items are sold in a garage sale format with no advanced preview. Located at 644 SW 13th St.. If you have questions call 541-737-7347 or visit http://surplus.oregonstate.edu.

The Wednesday Noon Concert Series takes place on the MU brick mall on the east side of the Quad (or MU Lounge, weather permitting). The July 21 musical performers are The Pan Gypsies.

Thursday

OSU Surplus is holding a Department Only sale in Education Hall (west entrance) July 22 from noon to 4 p.m. Items include desks, chairs, book shelves and more. Buyers must have department index numbers in order to make purchases. For more information call 541-737-7341.

News for Employees

NEW! The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – EarthScope National Office (ESNO) 2010 program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/enso.htm. Complete NSF – ESNO guidelines may be accessed at:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10576/nsf10576.htm Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Aug. 9, and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.

NEW! OSU Surplus is holding a Department Only sale in Education Hall (west entrance) July 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items include desks, chairs, book shelves and more. Buyers must have department index numbers in order to make purchases. For more information call 541-737-7341.

Bard in the Quad, Oregon State University’s popular outdoor summer Shakespeare program, returns for its fifth season with “Macbeth.” One of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedies, “Macbeth” will run Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the Memorial Union quad. Tickets prices are $14 general admission, $10 students/seniors, $7 for OSU students and are available online at www.bardinthequad.org or through the OSU Theatre box office at 541-737-2784.

Web Communications and OSU Internal Communications is looking for two staff and two faculty members to volunteer to provide input on the OSU faculty and staff web page. We’ll need approximately two hours of your time during the last week of July to answer some questions and help us organize the information that is most useful and utilized by OSU faculty and staff. We’ll provide lunch. To volunteer and arrange a time for the exercise, email us at osutoday@oregonstate.edu

The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Materials Research Centers and Teams (MRCT) 2010 program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/mrct.htm. Complete NSF – MRCT guidelines may be accessed at:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10568/nsf10568.htm. Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is July 26 and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.

Jobs

NEW! Oregon Sea Grant is seeking candidates from the campus community for a Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Leader. Full time, 12-month fixed-term professional faculty position. This position seeks out opportunities for partnerships and innovative programs across OSU, OUS, and state, federal and private entities and also manages the Sea Grant competitive research process. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting # 0005906. Closes July 21. OSU is an AA/EOE.

NEW! The Oregon State University Foundation, with offices in Corvallis, Oregon and Portland, Oregon, has a position opening for Assistant/Associate Director of Development for Oregon State University’s College of Business.   The position location could be in Portland or Corvallis, depending on qualifications of the finalist.   Job title and compensation will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the finalist. For more information see http://osufoundation.org/employment.

NEW! The Oregon State University Foundation is recruiting for a Research Analyst to join the Advancement Services team. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research, Discovery and Relationship Management, this position provides support to major gift fundraising activities of the Foundation and the University by compiling and analyzing comprehensive background information on individuals and organizations for use in advancing prospective donors’ relationships with the institution. For a complete job description and how to apply instructions go to http://osufoundation.org/employment.

NEW! The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology (EMT) invites applications for a full-time Accounting Technician.   To apply go to: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu. Posting Number: 0005952. Closing date is July 25.

INTO Oregon State University is recruiting for an Admissions/Finance Processor for International Admissions. The Admissions/Finance Processor works with the INTO OSU Finance team to complete the financial portion of the student admission process. This includes producing a financial statement with the offer of admissions letter, and assisting the finance team with invoices. Must have experience with Microsoft Excel at an intermediate or advanced level. Initially, this position will require 20 – 30 hours of work per week, but could work into a full-time position in the future, based on enrollment. Beginning salary range is $11 to $13 per hour based on education and experience. Insurance benefits are paid out to regular full-time employees working 35 hours or more per week. Position closes July 22. For additional information contact Rhonda Maillard at 541-737-8899 or rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu

The OSU Alumni Association is seeking an administrative assistant to manage office and administrative functions for the associate director for operations and board relations. For position description, please see www.osualum.com/jobs. Position open until filled.

The OSU Alumni Association is looking for an energetic, independent sponsorship and ad sales professional with lots of initiative to get our newly re-energized programs up and running. For full description, please see www.osualum.com/jobs Position open until filled, apply by July 23 for full consideration.

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. 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.

Traffic and Maintenance

Parking garage/Callahan Hall: The Oregon State Police Special Weapons and Tactics  Team (SWAT) will be training on campus on Wednesday July 21.  The team will be conducting rappel training on the parking garage from 9 a.m. to noon.  From noon to 5 p.m. the team will be training in Callahan Hall.

Goss Stadium: Due to a boring operation under the railroad tracks for the INTO project, eight parking spaces at the southwest end of the parking lot east of Goss Stadium will be temporarily shut down. This area is to be free of all vehicles. This shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. July 12 and will end by 6 p.m. July 16.

30th Street & Campus Way/Jefferson Way & Sackett Place: Due to construction associated with the LPSC Project, 30th Street & Campus Way and Jefferson Way & Sackett Place will experience heavy construction related traffic through Aug. 30. Be advised to use extreme caution when traveling in both directions of Campus Way and near Nash Hall.

Weather

Corvallis: Writer Ada Louise Huxtable said, “Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.” As the perfect blend of sunshine and warm weather continues this week, we’re in for the kind of week that makes you want to don a white dress and pretend to be in a Masterpiece Theatre period drama. We should see partly to mostly sunny skies this week with highs in the mid 80s. Summer evenings should dip to the low 50s.

Central Oregon: It has been a beautiful July so far in Central Oregon; let’s keep it up with more sunny skies and highs between 80 and 90 degrees! If you have already floated the river and are looking for other fun things to do in the heat, try these on for size: A Bend Elks baseball game at Vince Genna Stadium for “$2 Tuesday”, camping at one of our many beautiful lakes , or perhaps a little Paula Cole at Munch and Music in Drake Park on Thursday. Any suggestions of your own? Check out our Facebook page and post your favorites!

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