OSU Today

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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 fraternities react to SAE chant (KEZI)

Fraternities at OSU say diversity in Greek Life is important, and they do not tolerate any racist behavior. They say what happened in Oklahoma does not represent who they are.

As Oregon’s warm winter ends, snowpack worries rise (KTVZ)

“It has been a very, very warm winter – almost historically so,” said Philip Mote, director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Center at Oregon State University. “On one hand, the warm temperatures have made for a rather pleasant winter. On the other hand, the snowpack situation has been atrocious, and that really raises concerns for water levels in many streams later this summer.” (see also Environmental News Network)

Joan Austin commemorated by Legislature (Newberg Graphic)

Nearly two years after her death, Newberg businesswoman and philanthropist Joan Austin will be officially recognized by the state of Oregon for her service to the community.

Inside Job (Terra)

“It’s a race that humans cannot win. Microbes grow too fast. They modify too fast. There are billions of them.” Our best chance, says Luiz Bermudez, is to disarm them without promoting resistance.

Climate-change study predicts earlier runoff (Idaho Mountain Express)

Due to a warming climate, by 2070, the annual peak snowpack in mountains surrounding the Wood River Valley could occur as early as mid-February, a study being conducted at Oregon State University indicates.

Adviser to John Kitzhaber collected nearly $400,000 from state while running consulting business on the side (Oregonian)

“Perceptions of fairness and ethical behavior are just as much about confidence in the process as they are about fairness of outcomes,” said Donald O. Neubaum, associate dean for research at Oregon State University’s College of Business.

OSU to outfit undersea gliders to ‘think like a fish’ (Newport News-Times)

Oregon State University researchers have received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation that will allow them to outfit a pair of undersea gliders with acoustical sensors to identify biological “hot spots” in the coastal ocean.

5 foods you’re eating wrong (MSN)

“Heat, water, storage and exposure to air can all cause certain foods to lose their nutrients,” says Mary Cluskey, Ph.D, R.D., associate professor of nutrition at Oregon State University.–By Rachael Schultz, Men’s Health


UHDS Harvest of the Month:  University Housing & Dining Services’ Harvest of the Month is featuring Willamette Valley blueberries and  organic Brownsville wheat berries March 11.  Come enjoy samples from the tasting table hosted by UHDS chefs while learning more about OSU’s breeding program from representatives of the crop soil science/ horticulture department.  The main event is at McNary Dining from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  McNary Dining, Marketplace West and Southside Station at Arnold are all featuring menu specials that highlight Willamette Valley blueberries and organic Brownsville wheat berries.

Clothing Swap: At the Women’s Center Monday-Thursday at 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Items include gently used clothing (except undergarments), shoes, and accessories for all gender identities. Drop-off want you don’t need and take what you want throughout the week. This is part of RecycleMania; learn more on Facebook.

NEW! Watercolor Wednesday: Please join us this Wednesday for a mid-day drop-in watercolor session at the conference table in 149 Snell from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., – an on-going, no cost, opportunity to “explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Provided by OSU Childcare and Family Resources.

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.

Book review: Ben Mutschler, OSU history professor, will review Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore at noon, March 11, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Book of Ages was a 2013 National Book Award finalist and is a gripping account of one woman’s life and times. Mutschler is director of the School of History, Philosophy and Religion at OSU.

Got a mug? Get free coffee: The Waste Watchers and UHDS want to reward you for carrying a reusable mug! Come to Bing’s at Weatherford Wednesday, March 11, 2-4 p.m. with your reusable mug to get a free cup of fair-trade coffee. This is part of RecycleMania and the Coffee Cup Coup campaign; learn more online.

Winter 2015 Water Resources Seminar Series: Research & Careers in Water Resource Engineering: Arturo Leon, Oregon State University: School of Civil and Construction Engineering, will speak on “Development of Computer Models for the Optimal Control of Multi-Reservoir Systems Under Uncertainty: Application to the Columbia River System,” Wednesday, March 11, 4 to 5 p.m., Peavy 242.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife winter seminar: Boone Kauffman, Professor, Senior Research, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, will speak about, “Is your Oreo killing an Orangutan?  Is your beef steak destroying the planet?: Dynamics of wetlands, land use and climate change”, March 11 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash Hall 206.

World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen.   The First World War marked a fundamental transformation in U.S. citizenship.   From Ellis Island to the U.S.-Mexico border, from the voting booth to the draft board to the marriage registry, the choices Americans made during and after World War I resonate a century later.   Christopher Capozzola (MIT) will explore these changes. More info here.   Wednesday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Music à la Carte: OSU Campus Band, directed by Robert Brudvig. Friday, March 13, noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

NEW! Orange & Black Choral Scholarship Concert: OSU Chamber Choir, Bella Voce, OSU Meistersingers, OSU Glee. Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis.  $10 advance, $12 at door. OSU students free with ID. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Advance tickets available only at tickettomato.com

NEW! Empty Bowls: The OSU Department of Anthropology and OSU Athletics is presenting “Empty Bowls” the ninth annual benefit event promoting sustainable food systems and fighting food insecurity.  It takes place March 14, 6-8 p.m., and includes silent auction, homemade food, art and music. Doors at OSU Valley Football Center open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets at the door or in Waldo 238, $5 to $20, sliding scale. Kids under 5 free.

Alumni Association Spring Awards:  Join us in celebrating the achievements of Sandy Campbell (College of Science), David Andersen (College of Business) and Ken Johnson during the OSU Alumni Association’s Spring Awards celebration on April 24.  For more information: www.osualum.com/springawards

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Town hall on racist incident at University of Oklahoma: OSU is hosting a town hall Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., in Gilfillan Auditorium (2601 S.W. Orchard Ave.), to discuss the recent racially charged incidents at the University of Oklahoma, and ways in which OSU can support students and staff of diverse backgrounds and make campus more inclusive.  Doors open at 4 p.m. The town hall will be open to the public and organizers say it will provide a safe space where students and others can speak frankly about issues of race, racism and other issues surrounding discrimination.

NEW! Forum on budget and tuition: An open campus forum on Oregon State University’s 2015-16 budget planning and tuition proposal will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. This proposal calls for the final phase in eliminating the OSU “tuition plateau.” The tuition plateau started phasing out in the 2013-2014 and 2014-15 academic years. The committee is proposing that the final phase of the tuition plateau will end at the close of this school year. For more information: http://bit.ly/1MrAdWK

NEW! Teaching Race, Gender, and Sexuality:  Addressing Student Resistance. In this workshop, Dr. Andrea Smith, Associate Professor, Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside, will focus on how we can teach content related to the issues of race, gender, sexuality, and other politically- fraught themes while constructively addressing student resistance. April 3, 9-11 a.m. MU 208. DPD Workshop Information and Registration.  Breakfast will be provided.

Kidney disease in cats: At the March 12 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Jean Hall of Veterinary Medicine will discuss her research on biomarkers for kidney disease in cats. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $11. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat.

TAC Workshop: Welcome to Canvas Workshop.  This two hour hands-on workshop is for instructors and TAs who are ready to set up their courses in Canvas. We will cover course layout, assignments, quizzes, communication tools, the gradebook, and how to organize your course material. Attendees are invited to stay for an additional hour of assisted and individualized course development support. Location: Bexell 120.  Thurs., March 12, 2 -5 p.m.  Register here:  http://bit.ly/1yZIT3X.  Questions: Contact Lynn Greenough

Food Science and Technology Faculty Seminar: Carol Sloan, RD, California Walnut Commission, will speak on “About the CWC Health Research Program,” Thursday, March 12 from 3:30-4:30 p.m., 132 Wiegand Hall.

Starker Lecture Series: Chad Oliver, Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Director of the Global Institute of Sustainable Forests, will speak on “A contemporary view of Douglas fir silviculture,” at 3:30 p.m., March 12, in 107 Richardson Hall.

The H-Word: The Problem of ‘Healing’ Among Adult Survivors of Clerical Sexual Abuse.   This project begins with the premise that children and adolescents abused by Catholic priests were “abused in a Catholic way,” as one survivor explained. It goes on to explore both the religious contexts of abuse in twentieth century U.S. Catholicism and its religious or spiritual consequences in the lives of survivors over time. It is based on extensive fieldwork among survivors of clerical sexual abuse as well as in historical study of Catholic childhoods in the United States in the twentieth century.    Thursday, March 12, at 4 p.m. in the MU 213: Pan-Afrikan Sankofa Room.

Nuclear Forensics: David Shuh, senior scientist and director of The Glenn T. Seaborg Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,  will give a lecture entitled “Soft X-ray Spectromicroscopy for Small Particle Forensic Analysis.” The lecture takes place on Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m. in Radiation Center Room C104. Weekly lectures take place as part of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics’ Nuclear Forensics Graduate Emphasis.

Baccalaureate Core Review Workshops: March 17 OR April 8,  (1:30-3 p.m.). This is a how-to workshop for Baccalaureate Core assessment/category review. Up for review this coming year: Western Culture, Cultural Diversity WIC (CLA – SWLF, Psych, SAC), next year Lit & Arts, Social Processes & Institutions, WIC (CLA- LCS, His/Phl, PP, AS, LS) Register online at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bI2rb3h6xTlWNYp.

News for Employees

NEW! 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, flexibility, professionalism, quality of work, sense of humor, and other qualities the nominee admires. Nominations are due by March 16. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition.  February’s is Beth Chamblin, College of Vet Med.

NEW! Ask the Experts: Ask the Experts is an open question and answer forum regarding general fitness or sports-injuries. Recovering from a sports injury? Want general fitness advice? This is the place where you can ask about fitness or a sports-related injury, and get an answer from an industry expert: http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/AskTheExperts

BEE’s 2015 Spring Photo Contest: Open to everyone. Theme: Engineering Nature. Submit up to 5 photos for your chance to win a Pro 5-in-1 Color Weather Station or one of the new Polaroid Cubes (with accessories). Submission Deadline is May 15. See BEE’s website for rules and photo requirement. Submit your photo today to Jennifer.cohen@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Community Ambassadors: OSU is looking for students to serve as the first cohort of OSU Community Ambassadors. They are encouraged to enroll in AHE 407 – Introduction to CommUniversity Education.  The course is available online here, and the attached pdf describes both the course and the leadership opportunity. For questions or more information, please contact Corvallis Community Relations at 541-737-8606 or ccr@oregonstate.edu

Safety Contract Classes & Kits: Commit to keeping our Beaver Nation safe and healthy by becoming certified in CPR, First Aid and AED and by preparing your home and office space with a first aid kit. Recreational Sports is excited to extend safety class offerings and first aid kit sales to the OSU Community. Learn more about the Recreational Sports Safety Program and make a commitment to supporting health, safety and wellbeing in our campus community.

Challenge Course Workshops and Programming: Let Recreational Sports support your department, group and/or team through the Challenge Course. The Adventure Leadership Institute’s™ Challenge Course Program provides unique and engaging teambuilding experiences to develop cohesiveness among group members. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to engage in dynamic teambuilding experiences to move your team toward excellence. Learn more and contact the ALI today.

Recreational Sports Spring Memberships Available Now: Spring into health and wellness with Recreational Sports! Spring Term memberships are now available for purchase! Make your spring the happiest and healthiest yet by getting and staying active with Rec Sports. Memberships are valid from date of purchase until June 19, and only cost $83 for faculty/staff/affiliates/associates and $68 for student affiliates/associates/extended students. Did you know that you likely qualify for a wellness reimbursement? Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for a personal tour of Recreational Sports facilities or with questions.

Traffic and Maintenance

Milam Hall water shutdown: Due to the replacement of a failed backflow preventer, on the building water supply, all water that services Milam Hall will be temporarily shut down March 25.


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

Food Service Coordinator, University Housing & Dining Services-OSU Catering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10 month position Food Service Coordinator.  Posting #0013988.  Closes March 11.

Military and Veteran Resources Advisor – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Military and Veteran Resources Advisor position.. Posting # 0013881. Closes March 11.

Technical Services Coordinator – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Technical Services Coordinator.  Posting #0013815. Closes March 11.

Accountant 2-  Oregon State University (OSU) The VP for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Accountant 2 position. Position #0013753.  For full consideration please apply by March 13.

Accountant 2. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 2 position for the University Administrative Business Center (UABC) at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0014011. Closes March 13.

(CAS) invites applications for a full time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position: 70% Extension, 25% Research and 5% Service. This position is located at the Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center (HAREC) in Hermiston OR. Posting #0013741.  Closes March 15.

Education Program Assistant 1 – Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE), Limited Duration, EPA1 position located in Ontario, OR .  Posting # 0014081. Closes March 17.

Parking Services Representative / Patrol officer: OSU Transportations Services is accepting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Parking Services Representative / Patrol Officer position. Posting # 0014085. Closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 17.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.25 FTE), Limited Duration, EPA 1 position located in Tillamook, OR . Posting # 0014070. Closes March 20.

University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking a Custodial Operations Supervisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position that provides leadership and supervision to the UHDS Custodial Program. Posting # 0014071. Closes March 20.

Marketing Assistant Director: The OSU Alumni Association is seeking a Marketing Assistant Director. Download this PDF to view the full position description. To apply send resume and cover letter to osualum@oregonstate.edu by March 20.

DirectorAcademic Success Center. The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Provost. Posting #0013858. Closes March 20.

Contracts Specialist. Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term Contracts Specialist position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0014082. Closes March 23.

Accountant 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE) Accountant 1 position in Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0014039. Closes March 23.

Procurement Manager. Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Procurement Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0014004 . Closes March 23.

Biology Instructor- (OSU) – Cascades, in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9 month, Biology Instructor. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting #0013986.  For full consideration please apply by March 25.

Administrative Program Assistant – The Integrated Plant Protection Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0014048.  Closes March 26.

Assistant Professor – Assessment Librarian. The Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSULP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure track Assistant Professor position. Posting #0014000 . Closes March 27.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Administrative/HR Assistant.  The Administrative/HR ASSISTANT provides high-level confidential administrative support to the INTO OSU Center Director, Assistant Center Director and Human Resources Manager. For more information or to apply, please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=2284592  Apply by March 29.

Assistant Director of Marketing Communications – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Assistant Director of Marketing Communications. Posting #0013975. Closes March 31.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Food Science and Technology Department in the College of Agricultural Sciences invite applications for an Assistant Professor (Practice), 9-month, full-time, (fixed-term, 1.0 FTE), position located in Corvallis.  Posting #0013904.  Closes April 1.

Seed Certification Aide 1– Umatilla County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.10 FTE), Intermittent, Seed Certification Aide 1 position located in Hermiston, OR .  Posting # 0014061. Closes April 3.

Education Program Assistant 2– Umatilla County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.49 FTE), Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Pendleton, OR .  Posting # 0014058. Closes April 3.

Director – Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Director, Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life position. Posting # 0014065. Closes April 10.

Postdoctoral Research Position – College of Public Health & Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Posting #0013824. Closes April 15. June start date.

Assistant Professor-Plant Pathologist Oregon State University’s  Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center invite applications for an Assistant Professor, full-time (tenure-track  1.0 FTE) position located in Central Point.  Posting #0013895.  Closes May 15.

Advanced Practice Clinician- NP/PA– Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant.  Posting #0013622. Open until filled.


Corvallis: A little spring rain today, but we’ll be standing in the sun again tomorrow. Occasional rain today, high of 59, low of 47. Sun returns Thursday.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today, high of 57, low of 38. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Rain today, high of 56, low of 48. Chance of showers tomorrow.

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

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