OSU Today

Friday, June 5, 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.

2015 Academic Achievers (Oregonian)

OSU once again will welcome the highest number of high achieving Portland area high school students next fall.

Undersea volcano erupts a mile below the surface (Discovery)

Axial Seamount’s latest eruption actually was predicted in advance by Oregon State University researcher Bill Chadwick and his colleague Scott Nooner at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. It previously erupted in 1998 and 2011, when scientists captured a picture of a bizarre layer of undersea glass formed when molten lava from the volcano encountered the near-freezing seawater.

Older men: Cut stress and live longer (Rewire Me)

The health of older men is particularly vulnerable to stressors, according to a recent study. Researchers at Oregon State University have suggested that stressors could actually contribute to a shorter life.

Dana Ainsworth is June’s ‘Our Hero’ (LIFE@OSU)

Dana Ainsworth, grants and contracts accountant with the School of Civil and Construction Engineering, has been recognized as the Professional Faculty Leadership Association’s June 2015 ‘Our Hero.’

Dairy industry takes its case to the Capitol (Capital Press)

ODFA organizers had the help of the Oregon Dairy Women and its current State Dairy Princess Ambassador, Emma Miller, and First Alternate Megan Shrute. Members of the Oregon State University Dairy Club and the Cascade and St. Paul chapters of the FFA also participated in serving up Oregon cheese samples, yogurt, chocolate milk and other products.

Mining underwater data (News-Times)

A sophisticated research buoy and two undersea gliders were deployed Wednesday morning off the Newport coast by a crew of Oregon State University scientists.

Watch OSU’s blind robotic ostrich stumble over obstacles without falling (Digital Trends)

Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Laboratory Team wants to change that. The group has designed a robot called ATRIAS that is capable of  recovering from curbs, pits, puddles, and various other hurdles — without having to see the obstacle or plan its movements in advance. (see also Make:, Uncover California)

Urban sprawl is killing coastal fog (Next City)

In 2009, he began work on figuring out what makes SoCal’s summer cloud system tick. He and colleagues from the University of California, Oregon State University and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies gathered detailed meteorological data from 24 airports and airfields around L.A., San Diego, Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands. They combed through records of summer cloud frequency and height going back to 1948, looking for trends and connections to other variables like sea and air temperatures and wind patterns.

Hands-on learning (Newport News-Times)

Dr. Miguel Goni, professor of oceanography at Oregon State University, holds a gooseneck barnacle up for OSU students last Saturday on the beach near Seal Rock. The outing was part of Oceanography 103 “Exploring the Deep,” an introductory course for non-science majors. (subscription)


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.

Central Oregon Lodgepole Pine presentation: Amy Barnhart, MF Presentation on “Post-Fire Erosion on Experimental Silvicultural Treatments in Southwest Oregon, U.S.A.”  Friday, June 5, 10 a.m., in 276 Peavy Hall.  Major Professor: John D. Bailey.

NEW! Science Study Break and fair with crazy doughnuts: In an effort to raise the visibility and the love for science at OSU, the College of Science and its Science Student Advisory Committee is hosting a Weird Science Study Break and Science Fair Friday, June 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Valley Library Quad near Kidder Hall.

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.

Silviculture presentation: Adam Burke, MS Thesis on “Distribution of Live Biomass, Herbivory and Foliar Retention in Central Oregon Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana) crowns”.  Friday, June 5, 2 p.m., in 313 Richardson Hall.  Major Professor: Stephen Fitzgerald.

Cascade forest presentation:   Christopher J. Dunn, PhD Dissertation on “Mixed Severity Fire: Biological Legacies and Vegetation Response in Pseudotsuga Forests of Oregon’s Cascade Range”.  Friday, June 5, 2 p.m. in 272 Peavy Hall.  Major Professor: John D. Bailey.

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.

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.


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. Sat., 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

Upcoming Events

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.

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/

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.

Beaver Community Fair Registration Open – This fall’s program will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, – the first day of classes.  Registration will be open through Friday, Sept. 11.  Event information as well as a link to register can be found online at http://sli.oregonstate.edu/bcf.  Questions?  Contact dante.holloway@oregonstate.edu.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! WRGP Master’s defense: Alan Stanton, MS candidate in Water Resources Science, will defend his thesis, “Assessing the impact of storm regime on remotely-sensed precipitation extremes across the western Himalaya”.  His defense is Tuesday, June 9 at 9 a.m. in Gilmore Hall, Room 234.  Free and open to the public.

NEW! Master’s presentation: Kate Marcille, MF candidate in Sustainable Forest Management, will present her project, ”Suppression Resource Allocation and Productivity on Large Wildland Fires”.  The presentation will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 9 a.m. in 115 Richardson Hall.  Free and open to the public.

Assistant Director for Advocacy Open Forum and Presentations:  Student Health Services is hosting two candidates for Assistant Director for Advocacy search.  The person in this new position will develop and implement a vision and strategic plan, and will provide leadership in supporting survivors of sexual violence. The Advocacy Center is a collaboration between the Office of Equity & Inclusion, Counseling & Psychological Services, and Student Health Services to provide a comprehensive approach to support survivors of sexual violence. Judith Neighbours (OSU), will present at an open forum Monday, June 8, 9-10 a.m., in MU 213, followed by a presentation from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Danielle Fetty, University of Utah and Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will give a presentation Monday, June 15, 10-11 a.m., in MU 213, with an open forum from 1-2 p.m., same room.

Master’s defense: Grant Livingston, MS candidate in Water Resources Engineering, will defend his thesis, ” Bioretention Establishment Hydrologic Characterization”.  The defense will be held on Monday, June 8 at 12:15 p.m. in Kearny, Room 205.

Master’s defense: Patrick Wingo, MS candidate in Biological and Ecological Engineering, will defend his thesis, “Enhancing System Dynamics Models: Providing Explicit Spatial Data and Modularity with OME”.  The defense will be held on Monday, June 8 at 2 p.m. in Bexell, Room 415.

The Courtiers’ Anatomists – Animals and Humans in Louis XIV’s Paris:   Horning Professor Anita Guerrini will discuss and read from her newly released book.  Through the stories of Joseph-Guichard Duverney and Claude Perrault, as well as those of Marin Cureau de la Chambre, Jean Pecquet, and Louis Gayant, The Courtiers’ Anatomists explores the relationships between empiricism and theory, human and animal, as well as the origins of the natural history museum and the relationship between science and other cultural activities, including art, music, and literature.   Monday, June 8, 4 p.m. at the Valley Library, Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

The “Dirt” on Composting in Corvallis: SOC 519 Public Policy graduate students have been working with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition to analyze composting behaviors and barriers in our community. They will present their findings in a free lecture Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the Corvallis Public Library’s main meeting room. Refreshments will be served.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! OSU Today: On June 15, OSU Today will switch to once-a-week publication on Mondays until the beginning of Fall Term. In order to have your event or item appear, you need to submit it by Thursday, 5 p.m. of the previous week (or earlier if you want it to appear more than once.) Submit items to osutoday@oregonstate.edu. Refer to this link for submission guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/osutoday/?p=6898

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Water in a Disaster:  Humans are made up of 65% water and need water after 3 days or we will perish.  Water flows through the blood, carrying oxygen and nutrients to cells and flushing wastes out of our bodies. It cushions our joints and soft tissues. Without water as a routine part of our intake, we cannot digest or absorb food. Take time to review and share the Water in Disaster preparedness flyer with your family, staff, students, and friends.  Copies of the flyer can be downloaded at:  http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/resources1

Flyfisher’s Club of Oregon Graduate Scholarship: The purpose of the Flyfisher’s Club of Oregon Graduate Scholarship is to provide support for graduate students pursuing a course of study involving any one of the endemic wild stocks of fish within watersheds of the State of Oregon. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m. Learn more about this funding opportunity.

Animal Connection: Find inspiring, heart-warming stories from the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine in the Animal Connection newsletter. Read about an angel from Oregon who saved a wonderful dog from death row, a young woman and her horse on a journey of recovery, and the extraordinary doctors and veterinary students who helped them.

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

Traffic and Maintenance

McAlexander: As part of an end-of-the-year event at McAlexander Field House, 5-7 parking spaces (80 feet) will be closed on Friday, June 5, from 7 a.m.– 7 p.m.

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.

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.

Property Specialist 2 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for a full-time, 10-month, Property Specialist 2 position.  Posting # 0014960.  Closing date is June 15.

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.

Cook 1 – Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), seasonal (March – November), Cook 1 position. Posting #0014695. Closes June 26.

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: “Summertime, oh, summertime, pattern of life indelible, the fade-proof lake, the woods unshatterable, the pasture with the sweetfern and the juniper forever and ever . . .” E.B. White. Sunny today with a high of 83 and a low of 52. Sunny and hot all weekend with highs reaching 90 by Sunday and lows in the mid 50s.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 76, low of 47. Sunny and hot all weekend.

Newport: Mostly sunny today, high of 68, low of 51. Sunny and warm all weekend.

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

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