OSU Today

Monday, May 18, 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.

Amber-encased plant could be oldest known grass (Earth Magazine)

“Amber gives us a look at past environments that we don’t get in other types of fossils,” says George Poinar, a botanist at Oregon State University in Corvallis and lead author of the new study, published in the journal Palaeodiversity. (See also Maine News Online)

Hazing Is Common in Marching Bands, Study Concludes (Chronicle of Higher Education)

“There was a sense that band members didn’t see some behaviors as hazing,” Jason M. Silveira, an assistant professor of music education at Oregon State University and lead author of the study, said in a news release. (See also Pacific Standard)

Turtle nesting season under scrutiny for signs of decline (Houston Chronicle)

“We will be looking for the rebound because we are hoping that the decline is temporary,” said Selina Heppell, associate professor at Oregon State University’s Fisheries and Wildlife Department.

Wood’s New Wave (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University and the UO are seeking to join forces on a research center to develop and test new advanced wood products to help the state capitalize on opportunities in the domestic and global marketplaces.

Fitness program helps arthritis sufferers (Statesman-Journal)

Nancy Henry used to hike, fish and train hunting dogs. Then she lost her husband and found herself choosing a more sedentary life. When she heard about the Walk With Ease program administered by Oregon State University’s Extension Service, she knew it was time to get going again.

Mixed outcomes for local Chinook salmon (Eureka Times-Standard)

A parasite, Ceratomyxa shasta, is infecting and killing juvenile salmon before they complete their migration to the sea. The parasite is present in many rivers in the Pacific Northwest, but this year is causing the highest mortality rate among juvenile salmon in the Klamath since 2008, according to Jerri Bartholomew, a professor of microbiology at Oregon State University

Native American salmon bake draws huge crowd (Gazette-Times)

The salmon were roasting on an open fire on Southwest 26th Street, and the customers were ready. People were lined up behind Oregon State University’s Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, and the line snaked along a concrete path to Jefferson Way and then continuing east, toward downtown.

Today

Finalists for the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life: Candidates will be interviewing on campus between May 11- 18. This position provides overall leadership for the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life (CFSL) and has primary responsibility for advancing and enhancing the OSU Greek Community. Public presentations are as follows: Travis Smith, May 18, 9:30-10:15 a.m., MU 213.

War, Borders, and the Human Rights of Immigrant Labor in Contemporary European Cinema:   Both World War I and II lend to massive population displacements, and this talk examines the legacy of those events in terms of how they continue to drive immigration policy in contemporary Europe. Prof. Elizabeth Anker (Cornell) will engage these debates about migration and the long aftermath of war through analyses of a series of recent European films that address assaults upon the human rights of unauthorized migrants and refugees.   Monday, May 18, 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union, Horizon Room.

Renaissance Drama’s Disability Aesthetic: How did the English Renaissance stage forms of physical difference in both performance and print? Allison Hobgood, visiting scholar at the Center for the Humanities and professor of English & Women’s and Gender Studies at Willamette University, will examine disability as an aesthetic mode in 16th- and 17th-century drama on Monday, May 18, 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. 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.

NEW! Film – Handmade Nation: The Co (OSU’s maker fair) film series continues with this documentary about the contemporary craft movement and DIY culture across America. May 20, 6:30 p.m., Milam Auditorium. Free and open to the public. For more information: http://gototheco.tumblr.com/movies or email create@oregonstate.edu.

Graduate Education Information Night: The OSU Graduate School is presenting an information session for those interested in learning more about graduate education and advanced degrees. The session will take place on Tuesday, May 19,  5:30 p.m., in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Resource Center.

Film – Sketches of Frank Gehry. The Co (OSU’s maker fair) film series begins with this documentary about architect Frank Gehry. Owen 103. Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information: http://gototheco.tumblr.com/movies or email create@oregonstate.edu.

Jensen retirement: Debbie Jensen, Administrative Assistant, College of Public Health and Human Sciences Advising, will be retiring May 29. The campus community is invited to celebrate and thank Debbie for her dedicated service to the college and OSU on Monday May 18, 3:30-5 p.m. in Milam 119. Ice cream sundaes will be served with all the toppings.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! TAC Workshop: Welcome to Canvas Workshop: 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 organizing course material. Attendees are invited to stay for an additional hour of individual course development support. Location: Bexell 120. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough. May 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1ExLgcQ

NEW! Candidates for Assistant Director of Residential Education: Candidates will be interviewing in May. Their open forum topic will be: “Demonstrate how you would utilize the ACUHO-I Core Competencies and Professional Standards in developing supervision, training, evaluation, and professional development plans for entry-level Resident Directors.” Leslie Wallenfeldt, Wednesday, May 20, 1:15-2 p.m., Dixon Rec Center Lower Classroom. Shelly Clark, Wednesday, May 27, 1:15-2 p.m., McAlexander Fieldhouse Classroom (enter at the Rec Sports entrance). Drew Morgan, Friday, May 29, 1:15-2 p.m., McAlexander Fieldhouse Classroom (enter at the Rec Sports entrance).

NEW! Library undergraduate research awards: An awards ceremony for the two winners of the 2014 Library Undergraduate Research Awards (LURA) will be held in the Valley Library Rotunda on May 20 from 2-4 p.m. A reception will follow the ceremony. Andrew Osborn’s winning paper is “Investigations of Pactamycin Biosynthesis.” Jenna Proctor’s winning paper is “The Great Hall: A Story of Promise, Lost Opportunity and the Plight of the Liberal Arts.” Andrew Su’s paper, “The Atlantic Theatre: Why the British Stopped Confederate Shipbuilding in Great Britain,” received an honorable mention. The award winners will give short talks. Both winners receive a $1,000 scholarship for their research papers: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/2015-lura-winners

NEW! Marine research: David Mellinger, Associate Professor/Senior Research, Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, OSU, will speak on “Marine mammal research with acoustics,” May 20, 4 – 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.

Science communication: “Broader Impacts and Science Communication” is the focus of the next SciComm brown-bag discussion on Tuesday, May 19, LPSC 402, noon- 1 p.m. More info: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/sciencecommunicators/

Novo Veritas: Honest Change: A solid year of sobriety. Losing 220 pounds. Reversing type 2 diabetes. Battling addiction. Two separate journeys of drastic life changes that intersected at just the right moments in time. Spencer and Betsy will share their stories about how they are learning to create an embrace healthy new lifestyles. Tuesday, May 19, noon – 1 p.m., MU Journey Room 104.

Science Pub Bend: Oregon State University – Cascades continues its Science Pub offerings with a lecture about the ancient, serpentine-looking Pacific lamprey presented by Carl Schreck, a professor of fisheries in OSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.  “What Our Most Ancient Fish is Telling Us About Our Waters” will be presented Tuesday, May 19 at SHARC, the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic Recreation Center, in Sunriver.  Science Pubs take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Free, but reservations are required. To register, visit  http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs.

Promotion and tenure: Henri Jansen, Chair of the Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee, and Becky Warner, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will be holding an open forum to give participants an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) process and guidelines.  The forum will focus on faculty members who are going up for promotion and/or tenure in the near future.  All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The forum will be held on May 29 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. This session will be live streamed via the following website: http://live.oregonstate.edu/.  The chat feature will be enabled to allow remote participants to ask questions during the session. Please note this session will not be recorded.  Please RSVP to sara.daly@oregonstate.edu no later than May 26 if you will attend in person.

News for Employees

NEW! Volunteers wanted for non-alcoholic hops beverage research study (Corvallis): Prevention of oxidative DNA damage by xanthohumol.  PI: Jan Frederik Stevens, PhD.  Seeking healthy people aged 18-50, not pregnant, not using tobacco, willing to stop supplements and microbrew (craft) beers. This study lasts 13 weeks (3 months) and involves 6 clinic visits.  You will receive up to $300. For more information or to see if you qualify, contact Sandra Uesugi, RN:  541-737-3594 or sandra.uesugi@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Door hangers: Members of Greek Life will distribute door hangers on Wednesday, May 20 with tips and information related to properly disposing of trash and resources for donating and discarding unwanted furniture, mattresses and other items, as well as request donations on behalf of the OSU Food Pantry.

NEW! Eugene to Corvallis Vanpool seeks riders: Seats are available on the Eugene to Corvallis vanpool.  Leaves from River Road Transit station in Eugene at 6:55 am and arrives at OSU at 7:50 a.m.  Leaves OSU at 5 p.m. and arrives in Eugene at 6 p.m. Current cost is $115/month.  For more information visit Valley VanPool at http://www.cwride.org/Page.asp?NavID=13 or contact the vanpool coordinator Carey.hilbert@oregonstate.edu.

Call for 2015 Commencement volunteers: Over 60 volunteers are needed to serve as information specialists and assist guests during this year’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 13. Commencement volunteers provide directions and programs, assist family and friends to find seats, assist guests with special needs  and are OSU ambassadors. Attendance at one mandatory training session will be required prior to the commencement ceremony (to be held on Thursday June 11 (11 a.m. – noon) or Friday June 12 (2 – 3 p.m.)). Most volunteers will be needed from 8 – 11:30 a.m.  Some will be asked to stay later dependent upon tasks assigned.  Register online here.

Salem-Corvallis vanpool seeks riders: Seats are available with the Salem to Corvallis vanpool.  Leaves from Safeway in West Salem at 6:30am with pick-ups in Rickreall & Monmouth and arrives at OSU at 7:20 a.m.  Leaves OSU at 4:35 p.m. and arrives in West Salem at 5:20 p.m. Current cost is $120/month.  For more information visit Valley VanPool at http://www.cwride.org/Page.asp?NavID=13 or contact the vanpool coordinator Morry.McClintock@co.benton.or.us.

Call for proposals: DeLoach Work Scholarships for undergraduates. The University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for summer and fall terms, 2015. Tenured and tenure-track Oregon State faculty members, as well as senior instructors, can submit proposals for funding in support of Honors College undergraduates working at tasks that advance faculty research and enhance student experiential learning. Other faculty who like to apply should contact the UHC. Proposed work must relate to the area of the nominated student’s academic training and provide a significant learning outcome. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 15. Information regarding awards and the application process is available at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.

Traffic and Maintenance

2015-16 parking permits: If you have a current annual parking permit, you may now purchase a permit for next academic year in any available commuter zone. The 2015-16 parking map shows zone changes around campus. To purchase your permit, please visit the parking permits sales page.  If you have questions, please explore this webpage or call Parking Services at 541-737-2583.

Jobs

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

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Charge Nurse, Posting #0014621  Closes May 18.

Property Specialist 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Property Specialist 1 position in Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0014722. Closes May 18.

Assistant Director of Client Services – Information Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Assistant Director of Client Services position. Posting # 0014528. Closes May 18.

Classified – Information Technology Consultant – Comp Level 1 School of Design and Human Environment in the College of Business invites applications for a full-time Info Tech Consult Position. Posting #0014702. Closing date, May 19.

Custodial Services Coordinator – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Custodial Services Coordinator. Posting # 0014705. Closes May 20.

Administrative Program Specialist – The Morrow County Extension Office in Heppner, Oregon invites applications for a part-time (.70 FTE), 12-month Administrative Program Specialist position. Posting #0014639. Closes May 20.

Custodian – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Custodian position. Posting # 0014734. Closes May 21.

Instrument Technician 3 – Mechanical –  The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (MBI), an OSU research and commercialization facility located on the Corvallis Hewlett Packard campus, is recruiting for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Instrument Technician 3 – Mechanical.  Posting # 0014439. Closes May 22.

Benefits Consultant – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Benefits Consultant. Posting # 0014749. Closes May 22.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Physical Therapist, Posting #0014645.  Closes May 22.

Administrative Program Specialist: Capital Planning & Development is recruiting for one full-time Administrative Program Specialist position. Posting # 0014638. Closes May 22.

Oregon State University is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Communications & Marketing Manager for the Division of University Outreach & Engagement.  This Manager will be accountable for developing and implementing communications and marketing aimed at enhancing the reputation and broad awareness of the Division. Posting #0014583. Closes May 24.

Office Specialist 2 –  Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)  is recruiting to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 (Enrollment Specialist) position at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0014710 to apply. Posting closes May 24.

International Program Consultant – The Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Program Consultant position. Posting #0014611. Closes May 24.

Administrative Assistant To – Environmental & Molecular Toxicology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Assistant To position. Posting #0014674. Closes May 25.

Administrative Program Assistant- The College of Public Health and Human Sciences Advising Office invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month position. Posting # 0014761. Closes May 25.

Associate Director-Facilities Maintenance & Construction:  University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director position for the UHDS Facilities Maintenance & Construction unit. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director.  Posting #0014585.  Closes May 25.

Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for several full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Cook 1 positions for Dining Services.  Posting #0014723. Closes May 25.

Office Specialist 2– The Career Development Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # 0014657. Closes May 25.

Academic Success Coordinator – INTO OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Success Coordinator position. Posting #0014800. Closes June 15.  For full consideration, please apply by May 26.

Accountant 1 – The Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time, Accountant 1.  Posting #0014434 Closing date, May 28.

Information Technology Systems Specialist, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.  Posting #0014440. Closes May 28.

Accountant 2-  Oregon State University (OSU) The Office of Post Awards invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Accountant 2 position. Position # 0014799 .  The posting closes May 29.

Office Manager 1– The Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics is seeking an Office Manager 1. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0014807. Closes May 29.

Contract Officer – Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs is seeking a Contract Officer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0014492. Closes May 30.

The College of Science is seeking an Associate Dean for Strategic Initiative and Administration.  This is a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. It is an internal search only and applicants must hold the rank of tenured professor in the College of Science. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Closes May 31. Posting #0014578.

The Oregon State University Alumni Association is searching for a Regional Network Director to lead and manage alumni activities and networks in the northwest and southern California. This position will be based in Portland.   View the position description at  www.osualum.com/jobs.  Apply to osualum@oregonstate.edu  with a resume and cover letter by June 1.

Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies – The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies position. Posting # 0014801. Closes for full consideration June 3.

Acquisitions & Collections Maintenance Unit Manager – The Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Acquisitions & Collections Maintenance Unit Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the University Librarian and OSU Press Director. Posting #0014686  . Closes June 4.

Nuclear Reactor Operator – The Radiation Center invites applications for a full-time, Nuclear Reactor Operator.  Posting #0014168 has been reopened to expand the original applicant pool. Closing date, June 6.

The Oregon Sea Grant is seeking a Communications Manager.  This is a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # 0014770. Closes June 15.

Associate Program Manager – INTO OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Program Manager position. Posting #0014612. Closes June 15.

The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking an Associate Dean. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0014729. For full consideration, apply by June 15. Closes June 30.

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. Final closing date June 15.

Assistant to Associate Dean College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assist. to the Assoc. Dean. Posting #0014703. For full consideration apply by June 15. Closing date, July 1.

Assistant ProfessorViticulturist Oregon State University’s  Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor located in Central Point, OR. Posting # 0014286. Closes June 20.

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013984. Closes Dec. 31, 2015.

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: “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” ~ Ann Landers. Scattered showers today, with thunderstorms after 2 p.m.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76 and low of 53.

Central Oregon: Scattered showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the evening. High of 66, low of 48

Newport: Isolated showers, partly sunny. High near 58, low around 50.

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

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