OSU Today

Thursday, May 21, 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.

 Major fish kill likely in Klamath River as salmon parasite thrives in drought (Oregonian)

A deadly salmon parasite is thriving in the drought, infecting nearly all the juvenile chinook in the Klamath River in Northern California as they prepare to migrate to the ocean. The parasite, whose full name is Ceratomyxa shasta, occurs naturally in the Klamath, but the worm that serves as a host thrives when water gets warm and flows are reduced, which is the case during drought, said Jerri Bartholomew, professor of microbiology at Oregon State University. (See also KATU, Mail-Tribune)

Rogue’s new beer hopes to educate about sea star disease (KATU)

Rogue Ale Brewery will soon debut the Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale, and plans to donate a portion from sales to support research into the disease, conducted by Oregon State University and the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO). (See also Statesman-Journal)

Blackleg continues to spread in Willamette Valley (Capital Press)

Oregon State University plant pathologist Cindy Ocamb reported at a crucifer disease field day May 14 that she is finding seed fields infected with blackleg around the Willamette Valley.

Medical marijuana changes attitudes on recreational pot (Bend Bulletin)

“There is a phase shift,” said Seth Crawford, a sociology instructor at Oregon State University whose first two classes on marijuana policy in Corvallis this year were fully enrolled. He cited the Pew survey, which found that those in favor of legalizing marijuana “are far more likely than opponents” to say they had changed their mind on the issue.

Good people doing good things (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

The Heinz Family Foundation awards this year recognized achievements in the arts and humanities; the environment; the human condition; public policy; and technology, the economy and employment. The foundation put the visiting awardees in contact with interested parties in Pittsburgh, and I was invited to attend a meeting convened by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh with Aaron T. Wolf (of OSU), the awardee for public policy.

OSU students seek volunteers for Avery Park clean-up Friday (Gazette-Times)

Avery Park will get a cleaning as part of a service project by an Oregon State University class — and community members are invited to take part. OSU student Riane Towery and her classmates in the Team and Organizational Leadership Class plan to meet with volunteers at 11 a.m. Friday at the locomotive at Avery Park for a service learning project that involves raking and cleaning turf and shelters, trail brushing, landscape pruning, and (weather permitting) some painting/staining of structures.

KBREC thanks supporters (Herald and News)

Voters approved a tax to fund the Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center. KBREC Director Willie Riggs just wanted to thank KBREC Success and everyone who worked on the campaign. “How do you say thank you to a whole bunch of volunteers who organized it, pushed it, made it happen? They did it. It’s not something our office ran. It’s something the users of our organization decided to do and put it forward. It’s appreciated.”

Marion County voters back Extension and 4-H tax measure (Capital Press)

Marion County voters overwhelmingly approved a tax measure that will support Oregon State University’s Extension office and 4-H programs in the county.


Distinguished Professor Lectures: The 2015 Distinguished Professors, Jon Lewis and Andy Karplus, will each hold a lecture regarding their field study on Thursday, May 21. Karplus, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, will present his lecture entitled Teaching, Teamwork, “Aha!” Moments and Peering into the World of Proteins at 9:30 a.m. Lewis, Distinguished Professor of Film Studies, will present his lecture entitled Hollywood Confidential: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles at 2 p.m. The lectures will be held in room 115 of the Hallie Ford Center and are open to the public. The annual event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost to honor the accomplishments of this year’s Distinguished Professors. Information: 541-737-2111.

NEW! MBA/MBA in Accountancy Webinar: Interested in earning your MBA or MBA in Accountancy? It’s not too late to enroll this year. Join MBA Program Director Brian Precious for an online webinar from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21. The webinar will highlight the benefits of earning an MBA, as well as the application process and tuition/scholarship information. Join from any computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking here. For more information, please visit: http://business.oregonstate.edu/mba.

Environmental Health Science Trainee Colloquium: Marc Elie, Ph.D., will present: “Metabolomics approach to define and compare the effects of PAHs and Oxygenated PAHs in developing zebrafish.” Derik Haggard, Ph.D. candidate, will present: “Whole-genome Expression Analysis of Endocrine Active ToxCast™ Compounds in Embryonic Zebrafish.” May 21, Hallie Ford Center 115, noon – 12:30 p.m. More information from the Superfund Research Program: http://superfund.oregonstate.edu/colloquium.

Our Microbiome: At the May 21 meeting of Triad, OSU’s staff and faculty club, Thomas Sharpton of the Dept. of Microbiology will discuss what scientists are discovering about how our internal microbes affect health. Triad meets in the Linus Pauling Science Center, room 402, from noon to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $11. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat.

Rosenberg retirement: The OSU community is invited to attend a reception in honor of Valerie Rosenberg, Assistant Center Director of INTO OSU. Valerie will be retiring on June 1, after 25 years of service to OSU. She has served in a variety of senior leadership roles for both International Programs and INTO Oregon State University. The Provost’s Office and International Programs will host a Reception/Open House on May 21, 3-5 p.m., MU Main Lounge.

Ovine lecture: Timothy Putman, Ph.D. candidate in molecular and cellular biology, will speak on “Culture-independent genome sequencing as a tool for understanding chlamydial biology,” May 21, 3:30 p.m., Magruder 200.

Support graduate instructors: ESTEME@OSU and Eric Weber will host Jess Ellis of Colorado State University, who will present her research focusing on graduate teaching assistants’ development as innovative instructors while discussing two models of Professional Development Programs that support them, as both primary instructors and recitation leaders, in enacting successful student-centered instruction. May 21, 4 p.m., Milam 215.

NEW! Special Water Seminar: Amy Lewis and Greg Lewis, leading practitioners in water resources in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will share insights into current and future water conditions in the region. Amy will present “Paired-Basin Watershed Study in Santa Fe: Effects of Forest Management Practices” and Greg will present “Managing for Multiple Water Resource Objectives: the Pecos River Spanning New Mexico and Texas ­ an Exemplar of Western Water Woes” in Gilmore Hall 234 at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Visiting Writers Series: Author Claire Vaye Watkins will read at OSU on Friday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library Rotunda. A question and answer session and book signing will follow. Her stories and essays have appeared in Granta, One Story, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best of the West 2011, the New York Times and elsewhere.

NEW! OSU Motorcycle Visibility Day: OSU motorcyclists are invited to participate in the 10th-annual Motorcycle Visibility Day to learn more about motorcycle safety and meet others who ride to campus on a regular basis. Beavers can show off their bikes, connect with other riders and demonstrate that OSU has riders from all over campus. 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., with show-and-share from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, on SW Campus Way and 26th Street. Permits are not required if your motorcycle is parked in this area and volunteers will be there all day to watch the bikes. Registration: http://tinyurl.com/osumoto2015

OSU Supplier Showcase 2015: Faculty and staff, stop by LaSells Stewart Center on Thursday, May 28, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Supplier Showcase. This updated event is focused on our Buy Orange contracted vendors as well as MWESB, QRF and local Corvallis businesses. See a list of participating vendors plus additional information at fa.oregonstate.edu/pacs/supplier-showcase. Attendee registration is not required this year.

NEW! Day of Caring Service Projects: Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in this day of building community, hosted by The Center for Civic Engagement in partnership with the United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties. Choose from six service projects with six community partners. Projects start at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Check-in is at the MU Lounge with transportation provided from there. Many projects can accommodate children and youth. Registration is required, so be sure to reserve your spot: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/dayofcaring.

Hybrid Faculty Showcase: See what’s happening with hybrid (blended) teaching and learning at OSU. Spring Hybrid Learning Community participants will share design approaches and selected elements from their planned hybrid courses. Everyone welcome! Tuesday, June 2, 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., in Milam 215. Register: http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/events

Summer 5k Fun Run: OSU Management Practicum’s student group is organizing a 5k run at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, in the Memorial Union Quad. The funds raised will benefit the Red Cross Nepal Relief Fund. For more information, visit our website: http://summerfun5krun.wix.com/osu5k.

Free Fishing Day: The Oregon Hatchery Research Center will offer a free fishing day and open house from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday., June 6. A small pond stocked will be stocked with rainbow for children ages 5 and under. It will also have access for the disabled. A free shuttle will also transport anglers to nearby Thissel Pond. The event coincides with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s free fishing weekend so no licenses are necessary. Information and directions: http://bit.ly/1ee18vf

Lectures and Webinars

School of Psychological Science Spring 2015 Colloquium Series: Alyssa Raymond will speak on “Men don’t fake happy: Nonverbal (mis)communication of emotion,” May 22, 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

News for Employees

Committee service volunteers: OSU faculty and classified staff are invited to volunteer for 2015-2016 committee service by completing the online form at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0cCeh2JrJ78GpHT. This information will be provided to the various offices involved in making committee selections. Please complete the form no later than 5 p.m. May 23. If you wish to resign from current committee membership, please either contact your committee chair or e-mail vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu and include your name, the name of the committee from which you wish to resign, and your effective date of resignation.

Memorial Day Weekend w/Recreational Sports: Get active over Memorial Day Weekend with the help of Recreational Sports! Have an OSU ID Card? Rent outdoor gear from the Adventure Leadership Institute or consider sponsoring you and friends/family into Recreational Sports over the weekend for sand volleyball, tennis, swimming and more (daily pass rate applies)! Whatever you do over Memorial Day Weekend, make it your goal to sit less, move more!

NEW! Student menu at Pangea: Nutrition Food Management students are taking over Pangea Café Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29. Tuesday’s “Portland to Pangea” menu includes Korean pork tacos; fish ‘n chips, and maple bacon brownies. Wednesday’s features “Cruise to the Caribbean” dishes; Thursday’s is a “Fresh Taste of the Mediterranean” theme; and Friday’s menu focuses on a “Road Trip Across the U.S.” Lunch is served 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

Traffic and Maintenance

Fire Sprinkler System Shutdown: Due to the installation of new sprinkler heads, the fire sprinkler system in Withycombe Hall will be temporarily shut down from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 21. This should only affect the first floor. The building fire alarm, smoke detectors, horns and strobes will remain operational. If smoke or fire is visible, please activate a pull station, evacuate the building and call 911. Questions: Facilities, 541-737-2969.

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.


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

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.

Administrative Program Specialist – The Morrow County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time Administrative Program Specialist. Posting #0014768. 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.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Finance Specialist/Advisor. This position will work on the INTO OSU Finance Team as a Finance Specialist/Advisor providing support to INTO OSU students with communication and advisement relating to their student accounts. For more information or to apply, visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=17330102. Apply by June 1.

Accounting Technician – Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician   position. Posting #0014778. Closes 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.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant provides high-level, confidential administrative support to the OSU Director of Academic Programs and more widely to the INTO OSU academic team. For more information or to apply, visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=17330202. Apply by June 8.

Director of Academic Programs, INTO OSU – The OSU Division of International Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Director of Academic Programs, INTO OSU position. This is an OSU position, reporting to the Vice Provost for International Programs and with day-to-day collaboration with the INTO OSU Executive Director. The position resides in the INTO OSU Center. Posting #0014815. Closes for full consideration June 12. Questions: Gigi.Bruce@oregonstate.edu.

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.

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 #0014842. Closes June 20.

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.


Corvallis: “All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.” ~ Thomas Watson. A chance of showers, mainly after 11 a.m. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 70 and a low around 53.

Central Oregon: Cloudy, with cattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11 a.m. High near 66,  low around 49.

Newport: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. High near 58, low around 51.

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

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