OSU Today

Friday, May 22, 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.

Bracelet tests toxins we’re exposed to every day (KGW)

OSU Professor Kim Anderson helped develop the wristband. “The way chemicals are used in the U.S. is that we don’t necessarily test them before they’re put into commerce,” Anderson said. She explained that exposure to various chemicals can have health consequences. She said 50-70 percent of diseases aren’t caused by genetics, but rather by environmental factors.

Earthquake preparations need to start now, expert advises federal official (Phys.org)

Developing the resilience to withstand a massive earthquake along the Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia Subduction Zone is the responsibility of public agencies, private businesses and individuals, and that work should be under way now, Oregon State University’s Scott Ashford advised Congressional leaders this week in Washington, D.C. “It will take 50 years for us to prepare for this impending earthquake,” Scott Ashford, Kearney Professor and dean of the OSU College of Engineering, said in testimony this week before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

 OSU Ag Dean Talks GMO Science (Jefferson Public Radio)

Jackson County’s ban on GMO crops is set to take effect on June 6th, unless the federal judge hearing a suit against it blocks it. Another vote on a GMO ban, in Benton County (Corvallis), failed this week, by a wide margin.  Benton County is home to Oregon State University, which performs research on GMO crops. And OSU’s agriculture dean, Dr. Dan Arp, sat on a task force reporting on GMO agriculture just last year. Dr. Arp joins us with details of the report and the issues covered.

University announces new plans for co-ops (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University has unveiled plans to convert its former housing co-ops into a group of buildings that will serve as a “student services cluster.” The four co-operative houses — Avery Lodge, Azalea House, Dixon Lodge and Oxford House — were closed at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

Students looking to expand job prospects should turn to ag (Capital Press)

Last week the Department of Agriculture released a study that predicts there will be 58,000 job openings in the U.S. annually through 2020 in food, agriculture, natural resources and environmental fields — and not nearly enough college graduates to fill them. By the USDA’s estimate, only 35,000 grads will be available each year. At Oregon State University, job placement has been particularly strong for graduates with crop and soil science, horticulture and animal and rangeland science degrees.

A crystal ball for the Pacific Northwest’s climate (Methow Valley News)

Anticipating less than half their usual water allotment from storage, farmers have fallowed fields and switched to crops such as triticale, a hybrid of wheat and rye, that don’t demand as much water. “There’s a prevailing thought that this is a dry spell,” says Bill Buhrig, a crops agent for Oregon State University and a local farmer himself.

Today

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.

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.

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.

Saturday

NEW! Crianças de Zumbi (Children of Zumbi) Samba School: A Mi Familia Weekend performance by students from this Portland Public Schools program that explores African Culture through Brazilian rhythms. 1:15 to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 23, Student Experience Center Plaza. Free and open to the public.

NEW! Quetzal Performance: Mi Familia Weekend presents a performance of the Grammy-award winning Chicano rock band Quetzal at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 23, in the Student Experience Center plaza. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Film – Design & Thinking. The Co (OSU’s maker fair) film series continues with this documentary about the Design Thinking methodology and its role in modern innovation, business, and thought. Owen 103. May 26. 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. For more information: http://gototheco.tumblr.com/movies or email create@oregonstate.edu.

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

NEW! Film – Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement. The Co (OSU’s maker fair) film series continues with this documentary about the explosion of the Maker movement in the U.S. Over the past decade. Milam Auditorium. May 27. 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. For more information: http://gototheco.tumblr.com/movies or email create@oregonstate.edu.

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 on Friday, May 29. 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.

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

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Dr. Andreas Bäumler, Medical Microbiology & Immunology, UC Davis, will present a seminar “How the host response feeds Enterobacteriaceae” on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3:30 PM in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

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! OSU Today: OSU Today will be on break for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25, and will return Tuesday, May 26.

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.

NEW! Lab Hazard Awareness Training: Training for OSU employees will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, in the Oak Creek Building, room 201. This safety training is required for all OSU employees who are not lab employees but may need to enter a lab in the course of their work. Examples include trade workers, IT workers or administrative personnel. The course assists personnel to become familiar with lab hazards, lab warning signs and labels and general and specific protective measures. Refresher training is required every three years. Pre-registration is encouraged: submit name and OSU ID number to radiationsafety@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! TAC Workshop – Assignments and Quizzes in Canvas: In this hands-on workshop you can discover your options for managing assignments and quizzes in Canvas, including rubrics, multiple attempts, grading, and much more. The workshop will be approximately 2 hours; attendees are invited to stay for an additional hour of individual course development support. Location: Bexell 120. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough. Fri. May 29, 9 a.m. to noon. Register here: http://bit.ly/1ExLvEM

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.

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.” 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! Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (tuition discount): Deadline is June 8, 2015 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Summer 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

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 organizing course material. Attendees are invited to stay for an additional hour of individual course development support. Location: Bexell 120. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough. Mon. June 1, 1:30-4:30 pm. Register here: http://bit.ly/1ExLRuX

Traffic and Maintenance

Wireless Network maintenance: Information Services staff will perform maintenance on the wireless network between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday, May 23. Expect 10- to 20-minute rolling outages at all on-campus and off-campus locations as the network controllers and access points are updated and restarted. Please save work and close any open files before leaving work on Friday evening. Computers connected to the wireless network prior to the outage should automatically reconnect once service is restored; please restart your computer if it fails to do so.

Waldo Place closure: Waldo Place will be closed between between Jefferson Way and Campus Way 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, for the Phi Gam “Push” event. Access to the library loading area and the ADA parking on the east end of the Student Experience Center will remain open. (View Map)

Jobs

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

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.

Weather

Corvallis: “After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.” ~ Kenneth Grahame. Today: Cloudy with drizzle possible in the morning and mostly sunny in the afternoon. High near 58, low of 50. Saturday: Chance of drizzle in the morning, partly sunny with a high near 67 and a low of 49. Sunday: Partly sunny, high of 72  low of 49. Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 72, low about 47.

Central Oregon: Today: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms also possible after 11 a.m. High near 66, low around 44. Saturday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. High near 64, low of 43. Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70 and a chance of showers in the evening. Low of 42. Monday: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers. High near 67, low of 44.

Newport: Today: Cloudy with a chance of drizzle in the morning. High near 57, low of 49. Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of drizzle before 11 a.m. High near 57, low of 48. Sunday: Partly sunny with a high near 59 and a low of 48. Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58 and low near 48.

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

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