OSU Today

Wednesday, April 8, 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.

Fifth-floor secrets: Inside OSU’s hop archive (Draft Magazine)

Some people collect beer cans. Tiah Edmunson-Morton collects beer history. It’s stored at the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives at Oregon State University in Corvallis, the first archives in the United States dedicated to preserving and telling the intertwined stories of hops and beer.

As I See It: OSU plans to build more on-campus housing (Gazette-Times)

As executive director of Oregon State University’s Housing and Dining Services, I am responsible for the long-term planning and day-to-day management of OSU’s student housing. In my job, I also need to be mindful of what private sector housing is planned in Corvallis. I would agree that Corvallis has a low housing vacancy rate compared with many other communities. But that’s only part of the story.

Crowdfunding will help fuel project to make OSU rotunda more accessible (LIFE@OSU)

Nearly half of the student body at Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus passes through the doors of the Memorial Union each weekday. It is the most frequently used student building on campus, and one of the most iconic locations at OSU. But like other historic structures on campus built decades before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there are barriers in the MU that restrict the accessibility of the structure for people with mobility disabilities.

A center worth its salt (Oregon Coast Today)

Newport’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will hold its annual Marine Science Day on Saturday, April 11, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Oregon State University facility, which has become an integral part of education, research and tourism at the coast. (see also Newport News-Times)

After a terminal diagnosis, OSU student receives honors, doctorate (LIFE@OSU)

On April 6, Adele Kubein participated in her first graduation ceremony in front of a crowded room of teary-eyed friends and family. Kubein was not prepared to receive her Ph.D., nor to have Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Larry Rodgers sing her praises as the honor was presented.

Canola controversy resurfaces in Oregon (Capital Press)

During three years of the moratorium, Oregon State University was authorized to study canola cultivation on 500 acres annually in the valley. Under House Bill 3382, farmers would be permitted to continue growing 500 acres of canola for the remaining years of the moratorium. Carol Mallory Smith, an OSU weed science professor, said research has uncovered no difference between canola and other brassica seed crops such as turnips and radish in terms of pest and disease risks.

OSU hosts Holocaust Memorial Week (Democrat-Herald)

Auschwitz survivor and 2015 Elie Wiesel Award-winner Thomas Buergenthal will speak at Oregon State University in Corvallis as part of the university’s annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week, April 13-21.

In a warmer world, ticks that spread diseases are arriving earlier and expanding their range (Pro Health)

Dr. Taal Levi of Oregon State University led the emergence analysis; he performed the work while a Postdoctoral Associate at the Cary Institute. Levi explains, “Understanding when ticks are active, and at what life stage, is essential to predicting tick-borne disease spread. Pathogens that cause a lasting host infection, such as the Lyme disease bacterium, benefit from a lag between nymphal and larval feeing. The same might not be true of other pathogens, like Powassan virus, that are transmitted when larvae and nymphs feed simultaneously.”

New OSU ag administrators told Extension spread thin (Capital Press)

One of the first tasks Oregon State University’s two new agricultural college administrators set for themselves was a tour of research and extension stations. Associate Dean Dan Edge and Sam Angima, assistant dean for outreach and engagement, wanted to hear from OSU staff and the producers who rely on the statewide network of stations for advice and information.

Tree on Wash. coast likely Japanese tsunami debris (KGW)

Researchers with the Japanese Tsunami and Marine Debris group took samples of the tree. The Oregon State University wood lab tested the samples and determined it was likely a Japanese Black Pine.

At Hart Mountain, the land came back (High Country News)

A new study carried out at Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge by Oregon State University researchers suggests that in some cases, overgrazed riparian areas can recover on their own in the decades after cattle are removed — no assistance from us needed.

Learn about Oregon’s wildflower bounty (Bend Bulletin)

From Pilot Butte’s short and stubby purple monkeyflower to the tall and graceful Cascades lily that’s found on Black Butte, more than 1,000 species of wildflowers live in Oregon, according to the Oregon State University’s Oregon Flora Project, and many of them call this part of the state home.

Legacy of notes: Craig Leman’s writings on classical music endure (Entertainer)

Angela Carlson, a senior instructor in Oregon State University’s Music Department and a board member of Chamber Music Corvallis, has enlisted the help of a pair of students to help digitize Leman’s musical writings. And work is underway, Nancy Leman said, on an expanded version of “A Write of Strings,” a collection of the notes.

Today

NEW! Johnson Hall Construction Begins:  Site fencing for the Johnson Hall Construction Project will be installed April 8.  Though there will be no net loss of parking when this project is complete, construction activities will require partial closure of the Park Terrace Place West lot, as of April 8.  Note, the ADA parking spaces just north of Kelley will remain open until April 14.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: OSU is participating in a national campaign to focus awareness, education, and prevention efforts on ending sexual and gender-based violence. This year’s theme is to focus explicitly on how to address sexual and gender-based violence on college campuses. The month of April will be filled with a variety of events to educate students, staff, faculty, and community members on how we can unite our efforts in preventing violence such as this from occurring in our community.

Come to the Porch, Go to the Plaza: We are celebrating the opening of the new Plaza next to the Memorial Union, come down to North Porch Café and enjoy a free Lipton Pure Leaf Tea on us with your purchase of a Banh Mi or Rice Bowl then head to the Plaza and enjoy some fresh air rain free. Offer good April 7-9. No Cash Value.

Student Success Collaborative (SSC) Kickoff –Academic Advisors, Academic Counselors, Associate Deans, School and Department Chairs, Enrollment Management and other interested student success personnel are invited to attend an overview session Wednesday, April 8, 9:30-11 a.m. in the Construction & Engineering Hall in LaSells Stewart Center to learn more about the SSC, a new performance-based analytic tool OSU is implementing.

OSU Public Health Week Fair: Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ Public Health Club from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the MU Plaza – east of the MU – to learn from local health professionals how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and get answers to questions about graduate degrees offered in the college.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar: Natalia Reyero, Research Biologist, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, will present “A Framework to Support Decision-Making: Tools for Classification, Release, and Exposure Assessment of Nanotoxicology” at noon, Wednesday, April 8, in ALS 4001.

Book Review: William Robbins, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History, OSU, will review The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck at noon, April 8, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Robbins joined the faculty at Oregon State University in 1971 where he taught courses in Western American and Environmental History until his retirement in 2002.

Flourishing @ OSU lecture series: The Mental Health Initiative at OSU is comprised of faculty, staff and students committed to engaging in the topic of flourishing through personal and professional life experiences. On April 8, noon to 1 p.m., Tim Jensen, Director of Writing, will speak on “What’s Writing Got to do With it? Habits of Empathy, Anxiety & Flourishing,” in Kidder 202. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/mental_health_initiative

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.

Diversity & Cultural Engagement grand opening: Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE), home of the Cultural Resource Centers, and formerly known as Intercultural Student Services/Diversity Development, welcomes the campus community to learn about our programs and centers at our new location in the Student Experience Center. We provide academic, experiential, and transformative learning opportunities which are rooted in identity development, student engagement, and positive social change. 228 Experience Center, Wednesday April 8, 2-4 p.m.

Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Jason Dunham, Supervisory Aquatic Ecologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center and courtesy faculty, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, will speak on “Climate change and the future of bull trout in the conterminous United States,” April 8, 4 p.m. to 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.

Austin Hall Tour Presented by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association: Please join us for a special behind the scenes tour of Austin Hall Wednesday, April 8 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served with beer and wine available for purchase. $5 per person and friends and family are welcome to join. RSVP Here. Questions? Melissa Elmore 541-737-3326.

NEW! Marys River History Exhibit: OSU College of Forestry professor emeritus Phil Sollins will speak at the Corvallis Public Library on Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the opening of “The Shaping of a Watershed: 120 Years of Settlement and Commerce on the Marys River.” A project of the Marys River Watershed Council, OSU Special Collections & Archives and others.

Spring 2015 Water Resources Seminar Series: Rebecca Flitcroft, U.S. Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station, and Ivan Arismendi, OSU F&W Dept present “If it changes, will they come?  Linkages between hydrology and fishes.” Wednesday, April 8, 4-5 p.m., Bexell Hall 207.

Presentation in Spanish about Latino Leaders:  OSU Professor Kayla García will tell some surprising and inspirational stories based on the Spanish version of her book on Latino leaders (Líderes latinos del siglo XXI).  She will share amusing anecdotes and provide background information on some well-known figures such as Sonia Sotomayor, as well as on some local leaders from our community. Pedro Arenas, a student at OSU, will summarize the people in the book who have made a difference in his life. Wednesday, April 8, 6 p.m., Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County, Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 S.W. Ninth St.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Bring Your Kids to Campus Day: In conjunction with a no school day for most Corvallis area schools, OSU is hosting Bring Your Kids to Campus Day on Friday, April 10. By registering in advance your child will receive a free snack bag the day of the event. To register and to see a list of activities being offered visit http://childcare.oregonstate.edu/bring-your-kids-campus-day.

NEW! Hatfield celebration: The Hatfield Marine Science Center will hold its annual Marine Science Day on Saturday, April 11, commemorating the 50th anniversary of this unique Oregon State University facility. Marine Science Day runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center, located southeast of the Hwy. 101 bridge over Yaquina Bay in Newport. More information on Marine Science Day can be found at: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday/

NEW! India Night Tickets: at the SEC Information Desk or online at tinyurl.com/indiaosu ($15 or $13 OSU students). Join us this Saturday, April 11 for a night of performances in the style of “India’s Got Talent” and fine Indian cuisine. Show runs 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (dinner served at intermission, doors: 4 p.m.). Sponsored by SEAC and funded by ISOSU. For info or disability accommodations, contact oregonstateisa@gmail.com.

NEW! Teatro Milagro Workshop and Performance: In honor of the Centro Cultural César Chávez (CCCC) 2015 Tribute Month please join us on Tuesday, April 14 for Teatro Milagro’s workshop and bilingual production of Searching for Aztlán! The workshop is 1-2:30 p.m. at the CCCC (RSVP Required by Friday, April 10; email natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu) and the performance is 6-8 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information and tribute month event updates: https://www.facebook.com/cccc.osu

NEW! Athlete talent show/auction: The 12th Annual The Other Side Talent & Silent Auction will be on April 14 at 7 p.m., in the La Sells Stewart Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate bidding on silent auction items.  This event features the talents of present and past student athletes as a way of honoring two very talented men’s soccer team members who unexpectedly passed way in 2002. No prior ticket sales; suggest donations accepted at the door —  $5/gen $/2 student.  For more information, contact Linda A. Johnson at 541-230-0617.

Black Cultural Center Grand Opening: Please join us at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center Grand Opening for program and open house on Wednesday, April 15 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. 100 S.W. Memorial Way. For more information, visit: oregonstate.edu/bcc/ or email events@oregonstate.edu.

Speed Mock Interviews: Sign up on Beaver Careers (http://oregonstate.edu/career/seminars-and-events) for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with employers and career specialists and receive valuable feedback! Participate on April 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in person at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Willamette Room, or virtually using Skype. Prepare your resume to share with employers. Sponsored by OSU Career Development Center.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Butterflies and Their Wings: At the April 9 meeting of Triad, OSU’s staff and faculty club, Katy Prudic of the Department of Integrative Biology will discuss her research on butterflies and the citizen science eButterfly project. 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.

NEW! Complex Systems Faculty Candidate seminar:  Dr. Leonid Chindelevitch will present a seminar, “Modeling tuberculosis, from genes to populations” Friday, April 10, 10 a.m., Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

NEW! School of Psychological Science Spring 2015 Colloquium Series: Amy Bonnett will speak on “Attitudes toward disability in self and other: Assessment and educational intervention, April 10, 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

NEW! Master’s defense:  Eric Hinsch, MS candidate in Wood Science, will defend his thesis, “A Comparative Analysis of Extracted Fungal Pigments and Commercially Available Dyes for Colorizing Textiles”.  The defense will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 1 p.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 107.  Free and open to the public.

NEW! Health Inequities Symposium: Registration is now open for “Cultivating Social Justice,” presented by Student Health Service’s Health Promotion Dept. The symposium will be in the MU on April 21-22, and will include a range of topics such as food insecurity, sexual health, disabilities, chronic diseases, access to affordable health services, and violence against marginalized populations. Register online. For details about speakers, presentations and schedules, go to studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/health-promotion/health-inequities-symposium.

Vice President for Research: Four finalists for Vice President for Research will interview on campus this month. Campus forums, open to anyone in the campus community, are scheduled as follows: April 9, 1 – 2:15 p.m., Owen 106 – Bob Wilhelm, Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development, University of North Carolina – Charlotte. April 13, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Hallie Ford 115 – Grant McGimpsey, Vice President for Research & Sponsored Programs, Kent State University. April 21, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Hallie Ford 115 – Amir Mirmiran, Dean, College of Engineering & Computing, Florida International University. April 23, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m., Owen 106 – Cynthia Sagers, Associate Vice Provost for Research & Economic Development, University of Arkansas. Video recordings of the forums will be available after the final forum on April 23.

TAC Webinar: Get to know Canvas: Learn about course layout and tools in Canvas and how to add documents, links and media. We will also have an overview of assignments, quizzes and the grade book. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough Thurs. April 9, 9:30-10:20 am. Register here: http://bit.ly/1ExMVyU

Pseudoscience: Exploiting Public Trust:  Massimo Pigliucci is an outspoken critic of pseudoscience and creationism, and an advocate for secularism and science education.  He is a professor of philosophy at CUNY-City College, co-host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast, and the editor in chief for the online magazine Scientia Salon.   The 2015 “Philosopher, Scientist, Citizen” lecture series, sponsored by the Phronesis Lab for Engaged Ethics, investigates the relationship between scientists and their society.  Join event on Facebook  Thursday, April 9 at 2 p.m., Wilkinson 108.

Outreach & Engagement Colloquium: Faculty, staff, students and community partners are invited to attend the 2015 Outreach and Engagement Colloquium: Measuring What Matters on April 13, 2 – 5 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The Colloquium will address how the university can better support data-driven decision making to achieve greater outcomes for all Oregonians, featuring Michael Jordan, former State of Oregon COO, followed by a faculty panel with opportunity for discussions and questions.

Fisher v UT case: The Offices of Equity and Inclusion and Enrollment Management invite you to a workshop to learn about Fisher vs University of Texas case and the implications for diversity at OSU.  The workshop will be held on April 13; 10 a.m.-noon in the MU Journey Room and repeated on April 14; 1-3 p.m., in MU 206.

Mental health wellness workshops: The “Behind Happy Faces” program offered by trainer Ross Szabo is designed to to embed a mental health wellness curriculum in key areas of the student experience and in support of the well-being of faculty and staff. Mondays:  April 20 – May 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. in MU 206 (May 4 session will be in MU 222). Tuesdays:  April 28 – May 26 from 11 to 12 noon in MU 206 (we will not meet on May 19). Register in advance at: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ekRSMj1VjsBKEkZ  For more information: http://counseling.oregonstate.edu/training/behind-happy-faces

News for Employees

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2015 and Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2015-16. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. NOTE: the program description and application have been revised: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/undergraduate-research-innovation-scholarship-creativity-urisc.  Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: April 13.

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2015 and Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2015-16. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. NOTE: the program description and application have been revised: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/undergraduate-research-innovation-scholarship-creativity-urisc.  Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: April 13.

Join the OSU Chamber Orchestra: Open to experienced staff, faculty and student string, woodwind, and brass players across campus. Camaraderie, coaching with professionals, optional performance opportunities. Meets Thursdays from 7 – 8:50 p.m. in Benton Hall 106. No fee for non-student participants. For more information and to participate contact Jessica Lambert, fashenaj@onid.oregonstate.edu

Employee courses: Take advantage of new employee courses presented by The Center for Learning & Organizational Development! These are 3-hour live sessions at no cost covering topics such as “Managing Difficult Conversations,” “Transitioning People Through Change,” a new Customer Service Series and more. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23 for details and to register.

Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is April 24 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Spring 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

Campus Room Selection Open Through April 30: University Housing & Dining Services invites current OSU students to live on campus again next year and take advantage of  great benefits and rewards for returning residents. The first 1,000 returning residents to sign up for on-campus housing will receive a $900 rebate off their total housing rate next year. Starting Fall 2015, on-campus residents will receive the largest discount ever — 25% off all prepared dining center meals purchased with their meal plan. Students can live with other upper-division students in suite-style rooms in Tebeau, Halsell or Bloss halls. For more information, visit our website.

Faculty development fund grants: Applications for the L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund are due Friday, April 30. The fun provides individual faculty members with grants of up to $2,200, and up to $4,400 for joint proposals in each funding cycle for professional development activities that have a clear connection to the enhancement of teaching and student learning at OSU. Applications and guidelines are available at: http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/grants

P&M New Production Facility Open: Printing and Mailing Services’ new production facility at 4700 SW Research Way is now open!  We thank the OSU community for being patient during the move.  The Research Way location will be open from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  For on-campus services, our XPress Stop location in MU 109 is open from 7:30 a.m-6 p.m.  For any questions regarding either of our locations or our services contact Kiara Goldtrap at Kiara.Goldtrap@oregonstate.edu or 7-9062.

PCOSW Scholarship Applications: Applications for the President’s Commission on the Status of Women scholarships now being accepted.The PCOSW, provides funding to women faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities, as well as individuals conducting research related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. The deadline is May 1.  Information: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships

PCOSW Mentoring and Professional Development Award nominations: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women recognizes any classified, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups, and making available to them opportunities for professional, educational and personal development. The award is presented at University Day and consists of $500 cash, a $500 professional development fund, a nameplate in Kerr Admin, and a personal plaque. The deadline is May 1. Information: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships/nomination-form-university-mentoring-professional-development-award

2015 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference: Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative to celebrate Oregon Parenting Education Week with the annual, one-day Parenting Educators Conference. The conference, held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, May 11, at LaSells Stewart Center, will feature more than 30 workshops. For questions, more info and to register, visit health.oregonstate.edu/opew. The cost is $95 if registered by April 27. $115 if registered after April 27.

Baccalaureate Core Review Workshops: 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.

Office Professionals Award: Nominations are being sought for the 2015 Association of Office Professionals Member of the Year Award. Nominees must be active AOP members. Nominations must be submitted by April 24, either electronically or in person to: Laurie Wyant, Awards and Nominations Committee Chair, 213 Gilkey Hall, Laurie.Wyant@oregonstate.edu. Additional information: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition.

Boss of the Year: The Association of Office Professionals seeks nominations for the 2015 Boss of the Year Award, recognizing creative approaches and consistently superior performance as a supervisor. Nominees must be OSU employees working in a supervisory capacity but do not need to be AOP members. Submit nomination packets electronically or in person by April 24, to: Laurie Wyant, Awards and Nominations Committee Chair, 213 Gilkey Hall, Laurie.Wyant@oregonstate.edu. Additional information: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition.

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

OSU Summer TAG programs – Registration is underway for Adventures in Learning, OSU’s summer program for talented, gifted and highly able students entering grades 6 & 7 and Outside the Box for those entering grades 8 & 9. Both are full-day programs held on the OSU campus, July 6 – 17. oregonstate.edu/precollege/ail and oregonstate.edu/precollege/box

OSU Expeditions – Registration is open for Expeditions, OSU’s summer program for talented, gifted and highly able students who are entering grades four and five in the fall. A morning program, it will be held July 6 – 17 at Cheldelin Middle School. A transportation option to KidSpirit is available for the afternoons. oregonstate.edu/precollege/expeditions

Emerging Scholar Award: The OSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is accepting nominations through April 10, for the Emerging Scholar Award. The chapter established the award to honor tenure-track faculty members in any academic unit who are in the early stages of their professional careers in recognition of outstanding research or creative activity in their field of study. The award consists of a plaque and first year membership dues to both the local OSU Chapter and the National Society of Phi Kappa Phi. See http://phikappaphi.oregonstate.edu/news/emerging-scholar-nominations-2015 for application information.

OSU Staff and Alumni! HR Certification (SHRM) Test Prep Training Starts in April: OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) is now offering HR certification test prep training. PACE has partnered with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) to offer SHRM-CP and SHRM-CP certification workshops. Attend online, on campus (Corvallis), Portland or Bend. Hurry, registration ends soon. https://pace.oregonstate.edu/shrm

Oregon Military Community Workshop: Faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the Oregon Military Community Workshop Sept. 25-26 in Corvallis. The purpose of the workshop is to brainstorm concepts on transitional education, mentorship and recreation for the Oregon military community, and create a 5-year collaborative vision. Two-day workshop is $60. Reserve at http://www.oregonmcw.com/home.html.

Nominations sought: 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 and forms can be downloaded on the Undergraduate Research Web page – http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/ For questions, contact Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu

Undergraduate researchers: 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 one student participant 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 an awardee for the entire campus. Nominations for the award are due no later than April 13 and must come from faculty mentors. The process is described on the Undergraduate Research Web Page – http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/. Please direct questions to Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu.

Traffic and Maintenance

Johnson Hall Construction Begins:  Site fencing for the Johnson Hall Construction Project will be installed April 8.  Though there will be no net loss of parking when this project is complete, construction activities will require partial closure of the Park Terrace Place West lot, as of April 8.  Note, the ADA parking spaces just north of Kelley will remain open until April 14.

Jobs

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

Office Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Extension Service Benton County Office invites applications for a part-time (0.80 FTE) 12-month Office Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Regional Administrator. Posting #0014236. Closes April 8.

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.

Public Information Representative 2 – School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time, Public Information Representative 2. Posting #0014222. Closing date, April 11.

Library Technician 3 (Reference and Building Services Assistant) – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE) Library Technician 3 (Reference and Building Services Assistant) position for the Valley Library at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0014258. Closes April 12.

Academic Wage – Faculty Research Assistant School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time Faculty Research Position (May 1 – Oct. 1, 2015). Posting #0014219. Closes April 12.

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.

Office Specialist 2 – Printing and Mailing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Office Specialist 2. Posting # 0014355. Closes April 13.

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.

Financial Aid Advisor – The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Financial Aid Advisor position. Posting # 0014308. Closes April 14.

Assistant to the Director – The Office of Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant to the Director position. Posting # 0014237. Closes April 14.

Farm/Ranch Supervisor – Full-time, fixed term position, with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Duties include performing and coordinating farm or ranch operations while supervising staff that perform similar daily support functions. Salary is competitive. Posting #0014322. Questions can be directed to Keri Fisher at keri.fisher@oregonstate.edu. For full consideration apply by April 14; closes on April 30.

Office Specialist 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE) Office Specialist 1 position for Printing and Mailing Services. Posting # 0014319. Closes April 15.

Purchasing Analyst 3 – Capital Projects Contact Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Purchasing Analyst 3 position. Posting #0014326. Closes April 15.

Oregon State University Department of Public Safety is seeking applicants for a 12 month full-time, Campus Security/Public Safety Officer. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Posting #0014324. Closing date is April 15.

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.

Volunteer Coordinator/Visitor Center Assistant Manager – Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Marine Education Volunteer Coordinator position at Hatfield Marine Science Center. Posting #0014266. Closes April 16.

Research Associate (Postdoc), in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Analyze data from scientific echosounders deployed on moorings, autonomous platforms, and ships. Posting #0014248. For full consideration apply by April 17.

4-H/FCH Program Coordinator (Internal Employment Opportunity) – Extension 4-H and Family and Community Health (FCH) invites applications for a full time, 1.0 FTE, 4-H/FCH Program Coordinator position located in Gold Beach, OR. Posting# 0014290. Closes April 17.

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 17.

Manager for COB Facilities, Operations and Academic Services, College of Business invites applications for a full-time 12-month Professional Faculty position. Posting #0014217. Full consideration date is April 17.

Manager- Facilities/Operations/Academic Services – College of Business invites applications for a full-time Manager. Posting #0014217. Full consideration date, April 17.

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.

Office Manager 1 – The Extension Service Yamhill County Office invites applications for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, Office Manager position located in McMinnville, OR. Posting# 0014351. Closes April 19.

Research Associate (Postdoc), in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Conduct research related to the study of riverine bacterial genomics. Posting #0014249. For full consideration apply by April 19.

Summer Session Marketing Manager – Extended Campus is seeking a Summer Session Marketing Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director. Posting #0014284. Closes April 19.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Learning Center Administrative Support position. The Learning Center Administrative Support position provides essential functions in day to day operations of the Learning Center in supporting services provided to students. This position is a permanent, full-time position, working 40 hours a week and pays $13 per hour, plus a full benefit package. To apply: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=16557512 Closes. April 19.

Accounting Technician – The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Accounting Technician. Posting # 0014385. Closes April 20.

Office Specialist 2 – The Extension Service Wheeler County Office is seeking to fill one part-time, 0.60 FTE, Office Specialist 2 position in Fossil, OR. Posting# 0014312. Closes April 21.

Research Director-Extended Campus invites applications for a Research Director. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director. Posting #0014238. Closes April 21.

Medical Aide – Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine’s Teaching Hospital is seeking a full-time Medical Aide position. Required qualifications include six months providing support in a health care facility.  Posting #0014259.  Closes April 23.

Office Specialist 2 – The College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0014395.  Closes April 25.

4-H Summer Camp Skills Instructor. 4-H Youth Development in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, invites applications for 2 short-term hourly positions. Positions will be located at the Oregon 4-H Center in Salem. Please see posting #0014271 for information about duties, qualifications, and how to apply. Position is open to qualified students and non-students. Closes May 1.

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: The skies are cloudy but the earth is smiling its Spring smile. Chance of showers today, high of 61, low of 38. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Isolated showers today, high of 52, low of 28. Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Slight chance of showers today, high of 54, low of 40. 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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