OSU Today

Tuesday, March 17, 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.

Climate change will cause more polar snow but not enough to stop sea rise (Oregonian)

As climate change makes extreme weather more common, the coldest parts of the world will actually get more snowfall, but a new study co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher indicates all those extra flakes won’t be enough to counteract sea level rise caused by melting glaciers. (see also KTVZ, Tech Times)

Irish food doesn’t suck (Paste Magazine)

A travel piece by OSU’s Kristin Griffin.

When the wolves return to western Oregon (Statesman Journal)

Oregon State University professor Bill Ripple has been studying wolves for the past 15 years, tracing their impact on the landscape in places such as Yellowstone National Park since reintroduction. In a 2006 study, Ripple and graduate student Tad Larson did a comprehensive study on wolf habitat in Oregon. The most important aspect to wolf habitat was prey — mostly deer and elk. Another important factor was the density of roads.

1 million tons of tsunami debris still floating in the Pacific (KREM)

Researchers from Tattori University for Environmental Studies in Japan have been working with Oregon State University to track the movement of tsunami debris. The Japanese scientists released transponders about the size of two-liter bottles into the ocean.

‘Additive manufacturing’ could greatly improve diabetes management (PhysOrg)

Engineers at Oregon State University have used “additive manufacturing” to create an improved type of glucose sensor for patients with Type 1 diabetes, part of a system that should work better, cost less and be more comfortable for the patient.

Study finds some fish can live in low-oxygen dead zones (ABC News)

Oregon State University oceanographer Jack Barth, a co-author, says commercial fishermen will likely start taking oxygen levels into account as they decide where to tow their nets.

Blueberry growers advised to tread carefully (Capital Press)

Farmers received expert advice on growing blueberries at Oregon State University’s recent Blueberry School in Corvallis, Ore.

7 questions with Oregon’s new Entrepreneur in Residence (Portland Business Journal)

Portland is becoming a foodie city but because of the bounty we have from the Willamette Valley to eastern Oregon — how do we grow that? Then how do we monetize the research fromUniversity of Oregon and Oregon State University? At the end of the day, it’s about creating more sustainable jobs across Oregon.

Council ends open carry debate by passing city policy on safety, rights (Gazette-Times)

Councilors adopted a memorandum of understanding that is designed to help guide relations between Corvallis and OSU now that the three-year Collaboration Corvallis process has expired.


OSU Science Communicators Brown-Bag Discussion on March 17, LPSCI 402, noon- 1 p.m.: Should scientists withhold some evidence to avoid alarming the public? Who decides? More info:  http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/sciencecommunicators/

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.

Upcoming Events

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.

CAC Summit: The OSU Council on Academic Counseling (CAC) is excited to be hosting a summit on April 9. Our theme is, Keeping the Momentum: Success in the Middle Years. Registration is open now through Friday, April 3. Please visit the 2015 CAC Summit website to learn more and register today.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Environmental Health Science Trainee Colloquium: Presenter: Leanne Cusack, PhD, MPH, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, CPHHS, Title: Regional Variations in Blood Mercury Concentrations and Temporal Trends in Fish Consumption in Women of Child Bearing Age in the United States using NHANES data from 1999-2010. March 19, Hallie Ford Center room 115,  noon – 12:30 p.m. More information: http://superfund.oregonstate.edu/colloquium

NEW! Ecampus Faculty Forum: Take part in a showcase of excellence in online teaching and discover techniques you can use to improve your online courses on April 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The interactive sessions at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center feature  OSU colleagues sharing innovative teaching methods and course development best practices. Includes breakfast and lunch with a keynote address by Eduventures senior analyst Brian Fleming. Register by April 13.

Meeting Professionals International: OSU Conference Management Services has partnered with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) to host an educational luncheon featuring Anne Hankins at The LaSells Stewart Center on March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..  Advance ticket purchase available online CLICK HERE or register on-site (based on availability).

Using Wikipedia in Instruction: In this workshop, Wiki Education Foundation’s LiAnna Davis will explain best practices for using Wikipedia as a teaching tool to help students gain skills in media literacy, fact-based writing, research, collaboration, and critical thinking. March 19, 1-2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom, Valley Library. Open to all.

Teaching Race, Gender, and Sexuality:  Addressing Student Resistance. In this workshop, 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.

News for Employees

NEW! Printing and Mailing Spring Break Hours: Our XPress Stop location will be open from 8am-5pm from March 23-27.  Our Cascade Hall location will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from March 23-24. Please contact Kiara Goldtrap with any questions at Kiara.Goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Payroll Checks: Starting March 25, any checks that were previously held at 100 Cascade Hall for pick up will now be available for pick up from the XPress Stop in MU 109.  Please contact Kiara.Goldtrap@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

NEW! News from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences: Join us this month from Bangladesh, where two researchers are currently studying health effects from arsenic exposure. Then learn how an alumna is advocating for women’s rights and gender and racial equality, find out how a CPHHS teacher saved a student’s life, learn what earned the OSU SHE team first-place in a statewide competition, get the scoop on two gerontology events and more in Synergieshttp://bit.ly/1MF8ZOC

Spring Break edition: OSU Today will publish on Monday, March 23 only for Spring Break, and will return to daily production at the beginning of Spring Term. To submit an item for the Spring Break edition, send it to osutoday@oregonstate.edu by 4 p.m., Friday, March 20.

Faculty awards: Due to problems with the online nomination forms, the deadline for awards selected by the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committees has been extended to April 9. The online award forms can be accessed via http://senate.oregonstate.edu/individual-awards. NOTE: Regardless of the deadline indicated online, the correct submission deadline is April 9, 2015.

Moving Update: Printing and Mailing Services will begin the move to our new location starting on March 16.  This process will take approximately three weeks.  Thank you for your patience during the move; we are doing everything possible to ensure uninterrupted service during this period.  March 24 is the last day that Printing and Mailing Services’ Cascade Hall location will be open.  From March 25 on, our services will be available at the XPress Stop (MU 109) and as of April 6 at our new production facility at 4700 Research Way.  Please visit our FAQ page at printmail.oregonstate.edu/faq if you have additional questions.

Spring Break Gear Rental: As spring break approaches, rent all the gear you need to enjoy the outdoors from Recreational Sports. The ALI Gear Rental Shop is open to all students, Recreational Sports members and the OSU community. Students and Recreational Sports members receive a dissent rate on rentals. Visit the ALI in Dixon for more information.

Recreational Sports Spring Break Hours & Guest Access: Recreational Sports will transition to break hours, effective Friday, March 20 through Saturday, March 28. We will return to our normal academic hours of operation on Sunday, March 29. Did you know? Over breaks, we suspend our 2 person guest limit. That means members can sponsor in as many guests for $7/day each! OSU Community may self-sponsor for only $7/day.Consider entertaining friends and family at Recreational Sports over spring break.

Undergraduate Researcher of the Year: It is time, once again, for OSU to name the “Undergraduate Researcher of the Year.”  This award, which seeks to recognize significant efforts of students engaged in scholarly work in their disciplines, will be presented to student participants in the Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) event to be held on the MU Quad on May 14.  Students in each undergraduate college will be recognized, as well as one awardee for the entire campus. Nominations for the award are due no later than April 13 and must come from faculty mentors.  Please direct questions to Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu.

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year: The Office of Undergraduate Research seeks nominations of OSU faculty members in all disciplines who are guiding undergraduates in projects of research and creativity for OSU’s 2015 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year. Complete nominations are due April 13.  Instructions available on the Undergraduate Research Web page – http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/ For questions, contact Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu

P&M Shipping Services: The last day for shipping services (DHL, FedEx, and UPS ) at Printing and Mailing’s Cascade Hall facility will be March 17.  After that we will accept all shipping at P&M’s XPress stop location (MU 109).  Starting on April 6, in addition to our XPress Stop location, you will also have the option of processing your index items through our production facility at its new location on Research Way but all cash sales will still need to be processed through the XPress Stop. If you have any questions please contact Kiara Goldtrap at Kiara.Goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

STEM Academy’s Elementary AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) Club for 3rd-5th grade girls: This club meets Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m., from April 14-May 12 at Garfield Elementary School. Topics will include wind power, cellular biology, engineering, computer science, and chemistry & the environment. Undergraduate women studying science at OSU will lead and be mentors for the clubs. To register, please visit http://academy.engr.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Cost is $75. Scholarships available.

Traffic and Maintenance

Quads: To address drainage issues in the campus quads, walkways at three sites in the campus quads will be closed over spring break to complete reconstruction activities.  To safely perform this work, the NW walkway of the Library Quad and NE walkway of the MU Quad will be closed, and the walkway in the south MU Quad will include intermittent closures. (View Map)

Women’s Building: Due to improvements of surrounding exterior areas, as part of the LInC project, the north ADA access to the Women’s Building will be closed March 13-30. It will be closed for sidewalk improvements with a target re-open date for the start of Spring Term. ADA access will be available on the west side of the Women’s Building. Signage will be posted showing the route to the west side ADA entry. (View Map)

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.

Academic Wage-Salaried- The Tourism and Outdoor Leadership (TOL) program at Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon has a short term, academic wage position for 1 individual to co-lead an outdoor trip for a 3 week mountaineering expedition course offered during spring term 2015 from approximately May 12, 2015 to June 7, 2015. Posting #0014120. Closes March 17.

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.

Oregon State University, Department of Crop and Soil Science, is recruiting for three seasonal Biological Science Research Workers for the Oregon Seed Certification Service headquartered in Corvallis.  One person will be hired for the Milton-Freewater area and two for the Hermiston area.  Primary responsibilities will be to inspect corn fields in July and August each year, beginning July 2015.  Posting #0014126. For full consideration apply by March 20.  Closes April 1.

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.

Accountant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0014094. Closes March 23.

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.

The University Shared Services Enterprise is seeking an Officer-USSE. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting 0014145. For full considerations, please apply by March 27. Posting closes May 31.

Advantage Accelerator Operations Manager- Oregon State University (OSU) The VP for Research invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Advantage Accelerator Operations Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Assistant Vice President for Research. Posting #0014164. Closes March 27.

Datapresence Systems Engineer. The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a Datapresence Systems Engineer for the Regional Class Research Vessel program. This is a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0014057. For full consideration apply by March 27.

Advisor – Undergraduate – College of Business invites applications for a full-time, Undergraduate Advisor.  Posting #0014115. Full consideration date, March 27.

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.

Assistant or Associate General Counsel – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant or Associate General Counsel position. Posting # 0014133. Closes for full consideration April 3.


Grants/Contracts Coordinator – The Agricultural Sciences & Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting #0014099.  Closes April 3.

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.

Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University (OSU) is looking to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2. For full details and to apply, please visit posting #0014069. Posting closes April 5.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Alcohol, Drug & Recovery Specialist, Posting #0014059.  Closes April 6.

Education Program Assistant 1–  Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Limited Duration, EPA1 position located in Eugene, OR .  Posting # 0014109. Closes April 6.

Assistant Professor (Practice)–  Extension 4-H Youth Development invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor of Practice position located in Central Point, OR .  Posting # 0014092. Closes April 6.

Department Head (Internal Employment opportunity) – The Department of Biochemistry/Biophysics invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Department Head position. The remaining 0.25 FTE will be consistent with the departmental and individual faculty member’s professorial position descriptions. Posting #0013899. Closes April 10. For additional information on this internal employment opportunity, please contact Stevan Arnold at arnolds@science.oregonstate.edu

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.

Assistant Professor (Practice)–  Extension 4-H Youth Development, invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) Assistant Professor of Practice position located in Prineville, OR .  Posting # 0014156. Closes April 12.

Instructor (Seed Certification Specialist) position at Department of Crop & Soil Science.  Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position.  Posting #0014102.  Closes April 13.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor- Forest Harvesting- The Dept. of Forest Engineering Resources & Management invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Forest Harvesting. Posting #0014131. For full consideration apply by April 15.

Assistant Professor–  The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position located in Aurora, OR .  Posting # 0014150. Closes April 15.

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:May you live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live.” ~ Irish blessing. Chance of showers today, high of 60, low of 43. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Scattered showers today, high of 54, low of 30. Sunny tomorrow. 

Newport: Chance of showers, high of 52, low of 44. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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

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