OSU Today

Friday, March 20, 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.

Police: Corvallis serial burglar assaulted woman in shower (KGW)

A man is accused of breaking into three townhomes and three dorm rooms in Corvallis Wednesday, including (a townhouse) where he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman taking a shower. (see also Oregonian, Register-Guard, Gazette-Times)

Massive amounts of fresh water, glacial melt pouring into the Gulf of Alaska (Phys.Org)

“Freshwater runoff of this magnitude can influence marine biology, nearshore oceanographic studies of temperature and salinity, ocean currents, sea level and other issues,” said David Hill, lead author of the research and an associate professor in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. (see also Science World Report)

Who should pay to protect bees (Statesman Journal)

It would tap the state general fund for $500,000 for Oregon State University’s bee health diagnostic facility and for $1.5 million to improve education and outreach to pesticide workers and homeowners.

OSU board OKs tuition hike, new buildings (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees approved tuition and fee increases for next school year as well as $57.5 million worth of financing for construction projects and real estate acquisition on Thursday. The board met from 9:30 to 3 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on OSU’s main campus in Corvallis. (see also Bend Bulletin)

Teens, efficient, busy people, change clothes while driving (New York Magazine)

“Teens are busy, I guess,” said assistant professor David Hurwitz, who managed the study at Oregon State University. (see also TIME Magazine, Science World Report, Oregonian)

Vitamin D can help with depression (Geek Snack)

A study at the Oregon State University researched the link between Vitamin D and depression. The results illustrated that women with lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience symptoms of depression. While depression has multiple causes, vitamin D is one of the elements that can help contribute to maintain a healthier lifestyle and prevent illnesses. (see also Psych Central)

High cholesterol stops vitamin E from reaching tissues (NDTV)

“Almost every tissue in their body is under oxidative attack, and needs more Vitamin E. But the vitamin E needed to protect these tissues is stuck on the freeway, in the circulatory system. It is going round and round instead of getting to the tissues where it is needed,” said Maret Traber, lead study author from Oregon State University.

Lambing keeps farmer busy in foothills of the Coast Range (Capital Press)

“The positive for raising sheep where Davidson is, is that we can use the grass cycle well,” Chip Bubl, long-time Oregon State University Extension agent for Columbia County, said. “We get 60 to 70 percent growth from mid-April to early July so we can graze efficiently and put meat on the lambs.

College students explore career paths in national parks (Knox News)

As a result of that interview, Cash went on to study wildlife management at Oregon State University, which led to an 18-year career as a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service. Cash is passionate about the National Park Service’s mission to reach out to a more ethnically and culturally diverse audience. He says the NPS Academy provides a systematic approach toward achieving that goal that will invigorate national parks through the 21st century.

5 ways to detox with kale (Active)

Researchers at Oregon State University found a link between high intakes of cruciferous vegetables such as kale, and hypothyroidism—an insufficient thyroid hormone.

Today

NEW! MURFS Spring Break Hours today:  Some of our locations will be closing a bit early this Friday be sure to check Food@OSU  to see what is open. Locations open for Spring Break Monday – Friday: Bites: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Java II – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; e.cafe – 8 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Panda Express: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; ToGo’s: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Joe’s Burgers: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m..

Advisor coffee talk: The winter term 2-hour professional development Advisor Coffee Talk takes place Friday, Marcy 20, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center. The Diversity in Advising group will guide advisors through developing individual professional development action plans for enhancing capability in working with diverse populations.

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.

A Celebration of Life honoring Marcus Borg:  Join us for a community gathering to remember and honor Marcus Borg’s life and work, Friday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m.,in the MU Horizon Room. For 28 years, Borg was a professor of religion and culture at Oregon State University as well as a scholar and best-selling author who popularized a liberal intellectual approach to Christianity.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! TAC Workshop: Welcome to Canvas. This two hour hands-on workshop is for instructors and TA’s 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. Wednesday March 25, 9 a.m.-noon. Register here. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough.

NEW! TAC Workshop: Welcome to Canvas. This two hour hands-on workshop is for instructors and TA’s 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. Thursday March 26, 1-4 p.m.. Register here. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough.

Mathematical biologist to address DNA sequencing: The Department of Mathematics welcomes alumnus Michael S. Waterman who will present “DNA Sequencing in the 21st Century,” as part of the 2015 Milne Lectures in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science March 30 from 4-5 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Horizon conference room.  Waterman is a University of Southern California professor with joint academic appointments in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Social Justice Learning and Engagement Associate – Presentations and Open Forum: The Office of Equity and Inclusion is holding candidate presentations and open forum. The position will provide strategic leadership towards the development and implementation of educational strategies for university employees around topics of equity, diversity, and social justice. Presentations are: March 30, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 206; April 1, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 211; April 6, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 206; April 10, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 208.

Registration is open for Building a Digital Channel Content Strategy: Learn the essentials to reaching the 21st century customer. Join the second course in the Digital Brand Management Certificate, created in partnership with OSU’s College of Writing, Literature, and Film and Professional and Continuing Education.  The course launches April 6 – register today

News for Employees

Professional Faculty award: Nominations are being accepted for the Karel J.H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award. This award recognizes a professional faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership and service throughout their career both within their Department and in programs and organizations across Oregon State University.   Award criteria is available at http://oregonstate.edu/pfla/awards/karel-murphy Nominations will be accepted through April 9.   Please direct questions to Michelle Mahana at michelle.mahana@oregonstat.edu

RecycleMania Tips: RecycleMania – the national and Civil War recycling competition – runs through the end of spring break. You can help OSU keep the lead against the Ducks by recycling and composting as much as possible – consider emptying your green deskside bin into your department’s paper bin in order to make it count, recycle unneeded paper documents, or clean-up other recyclables. Learn more on Campus Recycling’s website.

Undergraduate student award: International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) is currently accepting nominations for the Clara L. Simmerville Award for International Education recognizing and outstanding undergraduate student at Oregon State University.  The award will be given to an OSU undergraduate domestic or international student who has voluntarily contributed to international understanding through personal relationships, scholarship and research, and involvement in campus or community organizations supporting international understanding.  Awardees will receive $100 and have their name engraved on a plaque in International Programs. Nomination forms can be found here. For more information: caroline.emery@oregonstate.edu

Printing and Mailing Spring Break Hours: Our XPress Stop location will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 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.

Traffic and Maintenance

Spring Break Parking and Beaver Bus: During spring break, zonal parking rules will remain in place, and permits will be required in all zones. The Beaver Bus will be operating on the East route only. Grading will occur in gravel lots, requiring parking lot closures that will be posted in the lots and announced through the Campus Notifications network.

Notice of Intent to demolish the “Starter Shed” near the East Greenhouse: Oregon State University intends to demolish the small cinderblock and glass Starter Shed located at 2801 SW Campus Way, which is not identified as either Historic or Non-Historic, Contributing or Non-Contributing within the OSU Historic District.  All portions of the building that can be recycled will be recycled, and non-recyclable pieces of the building will be disposed of in an appropriate manner.  For more info, contact Susan Padgett, Campus Planner 541-737-6911.

Shutdown: Our electrical utility provider, PP&L, has scheduled an electrical shutdown for maintenance work on the 35th Street Substation. It will take place Sunday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. – noon and will affect several buildings on the Corvallis campus including: James E. Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility, Wiegand Hall, Dairy Center and Farm House, Swine Center, Poultry Farm, Clark Laboratory, Motor Pool and East And West Greenhouses.

Valley Library: As part of the install for Real Time Utility Monitoring, the power will be shutdown at The Valley Library on  March 24, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Library Quad: As part of the Bell Tower Project, pedestrian access will be impacted intermittently on the walkway east of The Valley Library between Jefferson Way and Pioneer Place, March 23-27 (View Map).

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.

Jobs

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

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.

Education Program Assistant 1–  Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE), EPA1 position located in Corvallis.  Posting # 0014152. Closes March 30.

Office Specialist 1, Department of Chemistry is accepting applications to fill one part-time (.45 FTE) non-benefits eligible position starting at $900 per month.  This position is the first point of contact for visitors to the Chemistry Office.  Major duties include, providing exceptional customer service to students, faculty and visitors; work with departmental Head Undergraduate Advisor and the College of Science Advising. Posting # 0014179. Closes March 31.

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 Director – The Office of Financial Aid/Scholarships invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Director position. Posting # 0014173. Closes April 18.

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.

Weather 

Corvallis:  Spring is here, and with it, plenty of spring showers. Rain, mainly in the afternoon, with a high of 64 and a low of 46. Showers tomorrow and rain Sunday.

Central Oregon: Increasing clouds today, high of 66, low of 39. Slight chance of rain through the weekend.

Newport: Rain today, high of 58, low of 46. Chance of showers tomorrow and rain Sunday.

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

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