OSU Today

Wednesday, June 3, 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.

Oregon seeks to help parents build their babies’  brains (Oregonian)

The materials are built around 700 “brain-building” tips written by 18 experts including Oregon’s Megan McClelland, the Katherine E. Smith Endowed Professor in Child Development at Oregon State University.

Marijuana and hemp growers duke it out in Oregon Legislature (Oregonian)

Seth Crawford, an Oregon State University marijuana policy researcher, says he’s heard concerns from some growers that the hemp farms are a form of “biological terrorism.

OSU class measures air quality in Philomath (Gazette-Times)

Despite Philomath’s small population, particulate matter still exists. It’s present everywhere. Local resident Jeff Schiminsky, who founded the Philomath-based nonprofit organization, Natural Opus, wondered just how much. Laurel Kincl, an assistant professor for Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Services and director of the Community Outreach and Engagement Core, is helping answer that question.

New equine herpesvirus case reported in Oregon (The Horse)

Authorities confirmed a new case of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in Oregon over the weekend, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The 14-year old Quarter Horse gelding from Marion County is hospitalized at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Large Animal Hospital after being admitted for sudden onset of neurologic signs of the disease.

What Seattle will look like after 2050 if we don’t get real about climate change (The Stranger)

Farmers in Yakima would have to get creative about conserving water in the 2050s, but even with new conservation efforts, they could still very well be struggling. The ones with newer claims to water in the state would get less than 70 percent of the water they normally use more than a third of the time, according to the peer-reviewed research of Julie Vano, a postdoctoral fellow and hydrologist at Oregon State University. In the 2070s, unless farmers undertake big adaptation changes, they’d be looking at the possibility of water shortages nearly four out of every five years.

Japanese maple trees and beneficial bees (Oregonian)

When there are no peas in the pods or flowers on the dahlias, get the answers you need with Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service. OSU Extension faculty and Master Gardeners reply to queries within two business days, usually less.

Fred Beazell’s passion for planting trees led to an impressive forest (Gazette-Times)

Charlie Ross, a former Oregon State University extension forester and visionary behind the protected open spaces around Corvallis, nurtured the idea of leaving the Beazell Forest as a memorial to Fred’s wife, Dolores.

Purple beer launched to save sea stars (Drinks Business) 

Launched in partnership with The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) and Oregon State University, Wasted Sea Star is a pale ale with a light reddish-purple hue – similar to sea stars – achieved through the used of purple corn nectar. (see also Marine Technology News)

Portland – a culinary utopia (Davis Enterprise)

Food-cart vendors and entrepreneurs have access to the Food Innovation Center, a joint venture between Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Agriculture that employs professional chefs, food scientist, food processors, a marketing team and other specialists who work toward the mission of “advancing Northwest foods.” Many credit the FIC with assisting carts moving to brick-and-mortar restaurants.


Graphic Design Senior Capstone Show: Come view the capstone projects of the 2015 graphic design senior class. Wednesday, June 3 from noon – 2 p.m., in Austin Hall room 126. Visit the show’s website at: http://www.osugd2015.squarespace.com. The show will be in held in Portland on Thursday, June 11 from 5-8 p.m., at The Cleaners, Ace Hotel.

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 June 3, noon to 1 p.m. , Olivia Fidler, student in Nutrition Sciences, will speak on “The Importance of Leadership in Education,”  in Kidder 202. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/mental_health_initiative

Got a mug? Get free coffee: The Waste Watchers and MURFS want to reward you for carrying a reusable mug! Come to JavaStop in the Memorial Union Wednesday and/or Thursday, June 3 and 4, 2-4 p.m. with your reusable mug to get a free cup of coffee. Restrictions and details online. This is part of the Coffee Cup Coup campaign.

Retirement celebration for Sam Vuchinich: The OSU community is invited to attend a reception in honor of Sam Vuchinich, Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Studies. Sam will be retiring after 27 years of service to OSU. A reception is planned for Wednesday June 3, 3:30 – 5 p.m., in The Hawthorne Suite (Milam 119). Please stop by to share stories and wish him well.

NEW! Philosophy and the Good Life:   We live in a world of both appearance and reality and, consequently, people often make mistakes about what is for the ‘best.’  Philosophy often serves as the discipline that tries to sort this out.  In his official “Last Lecture”, Prof. Bill Uzgalis is going to suggest that, in a world where money is viewed as that which all should pursue, philosophy still has that role to play.  Dr. Uzgalis has been teaching at OSU since 1981.   We hope you will join us!  Wednesday, June 3, 4 p.m. at the Memorial Union, 206: Asian/Pacific American Room.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife seminar:  Alexis M. Jackson, Regulatory Analyst, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NOAA Fisheries, Silver Spring, MD, will speak on “The value of genetic data for designing marine reserves and fisheries management strategies for marine fishes” June 3, 4 – 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.

Spring 2015 Water Resources Seminar Series: Water Sustainability and Climate: Noah Molotch, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder and NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, California Institute of Technology will present: “Remote sensing and modeling of the mountain snowpack: tools for understanding the mountain water cycle, ecosystem function, and water security under a changing climate;” Wednesday, June 3, 4-5 p.m., Bexell Hall 207.

Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. 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. More information on our website.

One-Act Festival: OSU Theatre’s annual Spring One-Act Festival, featuring four original one-act plays written and directed by OSU students, will run June 3-7 in the Lab Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. June 3-6 and 2 p.m. June 7. The Lab Theatre is located in Withycombe Hall, 2901 S.W. Campus Way. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for seniors, $5 for youths and students, and $4 for OSU students. For information or to purchase tickets, contact the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or visit the website at http://bit.ly/1jdKUgy.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Art Exhibit: On display in Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center, Every Day Taste of Plein Air. The art exhibit runs from June 2 through July 17 and features 17 regional plein air artists. A paint out with the artists will take place on June 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Corvallis waterfront at Northwest 1st Street and Monroe Avenue. Art enthusiasts are also encouraged to join the public art reception in Giustina Gallery on June 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash wine bar will be available. Standard gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NEW! OSU Alumni Association Senior Send-Off: Casino Royale Graduation Celebration. You can’t gamble when it comes to celebrating your graduation. Please encourage all graduating seniors to join the OSU Alumni Association and Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) for an evening that’s guaranteed to be a winner. Thursday, June 4, 7- 10 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Casino games, refreshments, prizes.

NEW! College of Business golf celebration in honor of Ilene Kleinsorge: The College of Business Dean, Ilene Kleinsorge has recently announced her retirement. In her honor Trysting Tree Golf Course is hosting a golf tournament Thursday, June 11, noon. Reception at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will go to the Ilene Kleinsorge Endowment for Student Success. 18 holes of golf will be provided, with a short reception at the end. Golf and Reception $80. Reception only $30. For more information: http://www.golfwithilene.com/

NEW! Albany Garden Tour: Through the Garden Gate on Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Linn County Master Gardeners 16th Annual June Garden Tour. This tour will feature six unique gardens that showcase how ‘gardening is a gift’ that can be learned. Garden tour tickets may be purchased at the Albany Visitor’s Center, Nichol’s Nursery, Garland’s Nursery and Tom’s Garden Center. Cost is $15.

Senior Art Exhibit: The OSU Graduating Seniors’ Art Exhibit reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4 in Fairbanks Gallery on the Oregon State University campus. During the event numerous awards for the Senior exhibit, and scholarships for the upcoming year, will be announced. Fairbanks Gallery is open to the public Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Special hours include noon to 4 p.m. on June 13 and 14. The exhibition runs from June 1-14.

Dean Ilene Kleinsorge’s Retirement Celebration: The College of Business will host a celebration for Dean Kleinsorge on Thursday, June 4 from 2-4 p.m., with a short program and toast at 2:30 p.m. It will be held in Austin Hall in the Jon Masterson Family Marketplace (first floor). Please help us celebrate Ilene’s 28-year career at Oregon State, including 12 years as dean. No RSVP necessary. If you have questions, contact jenn.casey@oregonstate.edu.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! School of Psychological Science Spring 2015 Colloquium Series: Shana Needham will speak on “The impact of causal uncertainty on dyadic satisfaction,” June 5, 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

NEW! Last Advisor Coffee Talk of the year. Mark your calendars for spring’s two-hour Advisor Coffee Talk professional development session! Regional NACADA sessions will be presented as a mini-conference. Open to anyone interested in advising and counseling in an academic context. Friday, June 5; 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Furman 101. Breakfast provided.

NEW! Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing: Improve your website performance through this course, the third in the Digital Brand Management Certificate. Class begins June 15. The certificate was created by OSU’s School of Writing, Literature, and Film and Professional and Continuing Education to provide entrepreneurs essential knowledge of digital marketing best practices. Learn more at https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/digital-brand-management.

Master’s defense: Badria Almurshidi, MS candidate in Wood Science, will defend her thesis, “The Toxicity of Pigments from Select Chlorociboria and Scytalidium Species”.  The defense will be held on Thursday, June 4 at 11 a.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 115.  Free and open to the public.

Catch the Vision for Washington Way Pocket Park Development:  All are invited to participate in Workshop #3 on June 4, (MU206 anytime between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) for the Washington Way Pocket Park Open Space Design Project.  What features you want to see in the park? Come share your thoughts for shaping our newest campus open space.  See http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/washingtonwayparkproject/ for more info, to review schematics and vote, and to send comments and questions.

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty Staff Fitness Summer Registration: is now open and available online here, or in Langton 123. Office hours are 9-5 Monday through Thursday and limited coverage this Friday due to the 5th Annual FSF TRY-Athlon. Flex and Trial passes are also available for purchase in our office for those individuals that would like some flexibility with classes this Summer.

Faculty, are you considering publishing in an Open Access journal:  If so, the library’s Open Access Publishing Fund is available to you.  The Open Access Fund is for OSU faculty authors and will cover article processing charges from open access journals. Articles that meet the eligibility criteria will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds are exhausted. The application, criteria, and additional information are available at http://cdss.library.oregonstate.edu/oa_fund.

Employees attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is June 17 to submit the application for employees attending other OUS institutions during Summer term. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

Recreational Sports Summer Memberships Now Available for Purchase: Summer weather has arrived and it’s time to find fun ways to get active! Let Recreational Sports support your health and wellness this summer by purchasing a summer term membership! A summer term membership is open to all students who are in Corvallis for the summer but not taking classes, faculty, staff and affiliates/dependents. The cost of a summer term membership is only $83 ($68 for students & affiliates/dependents) and a summer membership is valid from date of purchase until Sept. 18. Did you know that you likely qualify for a wellness reimbursement? Contact Ali Casqueiro for more information.

Volunteers needed for Move-Out Donation Drive: Donations of food, clothes, furniture, and other items are currently being collected from students living in Residence Halls. Donations will be distributed to 15 local nonprofits. Volunteers will help Campus Recycling staff by sorting incoming items at the Recycling Warehouse, or by going out with the crew to collect donated items and recyclables from the Res. Halls. Volunteers may sign up for a two-hour shift on either June 11, 12, or 15: http://tiny.cc/donation-drive.

Update to OSU Standard: Oregon State University will take written comments on its proposed updates to OSU Standard 576-005 Time, Manner and Place Rules for Speech Activities through the end of business on June 23, 2015. The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the standard before they become effective on July 1, 2015.  Copies of the proposed updates may be obtained from Beth Giddens at beth.giddens@oregonstate.edu.  Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on June 23, 2015 and should be directed to the same email address.

Traffic and Maintenance

Milam: As part of the Milam Hall Renovation project, the steam to Milam Hall will be shut off on Wednesday, June 3 from 8 a.m. –  noon so that the contractor can fix a leak in the steam line. This will affect the heat in the building so  occupants should dress accordingly.


26th Street: As part of the Moreland Hall project, there will be a partial street closure of the northbound lane at 26th Street and Jefferson Way on Tuesday, June 16, from 7-9 a.m. A crane will be in the street for the purpose of setting the hew air handler on the Moreland Hall roof. Flaggers and traffic control for this work will be provided at the location by the contractor.


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

Accounting Technician, Arts and Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University.  P/T .70 FTE position, hourly salary range is $13.15 to $19.08 + benefits. Posting #0014863.  Closes June 4.

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.

Executive Director for University Shared Services Enterprise- The Department of University Shared Services Enterprise invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed termed, Executive Director of University Shared Services position. To apply, please visit: Posting number 0014858. Closing date is June 5.

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.

Accountant 1 – Specialized Administrative Services invites applications for a part-time (0.85 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0014866. Closes June 7.

Senior International Program Consultant (Internal)– The Office of Global Opportunities invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior International Program Consultant position. Posting #0014925. Closes June 7.  This is an internal employment opportunity.

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.

Oregon Sea Grant at is accepting applications for a full-time Grants/Contracts Technician. This position is located in Corvallis. Posting #0014890. Closes June 12.

Interim Director – Academic Affairs Administration invites applications for a part-time (0.3 FTE), 12-month, Interim Director position. Posting #0014835. Closes June 12.  This is an internal position.

Interim Director – Academic Affairs Administration invites applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE), 12-month, Interim Director position. Posting #0014833. Closes June 12.  This is an internal position.

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 12.

Program Coordinator – The School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science invites applications for a part-time, .50 FTE, Program Coordinator.  Posting #0014869 Closes June 12.

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.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Care and Conduct Coordinator.  This position is designed to address issues of student safety, well-being, and success.  The Care and Conduct Coordinator works closely with the INTO OSU Academic Team, OSU and UHDS Conduct offices, and the INTO OSU Student Services Team.  For more information:https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=17425792 . Apply by June 14.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Residential Experience Coordinator.  This position is designed to ensure delivery of superior residence life experience for INTO OSU students living on campus by working closely with OSU University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS), INTO OSU internal departments, and others. To coordinate, advise, and grow the Global Village living-learning community in the International Living-Learning Center (ILLC) through partnerships with UHDS, OSU academic partners, INTO OSU internal departments, and others: For more information please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=17425742 Apply by June 14.

Senior Program Manager– Oregon State University (OSU) The office of the Vice President for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Senior Program Manager  position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Interim Vice President for Research.  Posting closes June 15.

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.

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.

Administrative Assistant To – The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Manager position.  Posting #0014894.  Closes: June 17.

The Oregon State University Alumni Association is searching for an Administrative Assistant for Alumni Programs to assist the association’s program team with events and activities designed to engage alumni and friends of OSU. This position is based in Corvallis. A complete job description is available at www.osualum.com/jobs . Apply to osualum@oregonstate.edu with a resume and cover letter by June 19.

Equipment Systems Specialist  – Information Services, Academic Technologies invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Equipment Systems Specialist (Competency Level 2) position. Posting # 0014896. Closes June 19.

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.

Oregon Sea Grant is seeking a Research and Scholars Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting# 0014895. Closes June 25.

Education Program Assistant 2 – The Wasco County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, Education Program Assistant 2.  Posting #0014921.  Closes: June 26.

Special Assistant to the Executive Director – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Special Assistant to the Executive Director position. Posting # 0014879. Closes June 28.

Women’s Leadership Director College of Business invites applications for a, 9-month, .50 FTE Women’s Leadership Director position. Posting #0014939. Closes July 10.

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: “June suns, you cannot store them, To warm the winter’s cold, The lad that hopes for heaven, Shall fill his mouth with mould.” ~ A.E. Housman. Slight chance of showers today, high of 69, low of 50. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Isolated showers today, high of 64, low of 44. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of showers, high of 60, low of 50. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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

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