OSU Today

Thursday, Sept. 17, 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.

Appeals court rules in favor of OSU-Cascades (OPB)

Oregon’s Court of Appeals issued a ruling in favor of Oregon State University-Cascades Wednesday. The court upheld an earlier decision by the state Land Use Board of Appeals.

Ban on microbeads offers best chance to protect oceans, aquatic species (Florida Water News)

“We’re facing a plastic crisis and don’t even know it,” said Stephanie Green, the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow in the College of Science at Oregon State University, and co-author of this report. (see also International Business Times Australia)

Why we need predators (Science News)

Large carnivores, the really scary animals that are easy to hate, are on the decline worldwide. That has led to numerous changes to ecosystems, William Ripple of Oregon State University in Corvallis and colleagues noted in Science last year. When carnivores are removed from an ecosystem (or returned to one), there are cascades of changes to the local food web.

Oregon Hops & Brewing Archive seeks funding (BrewPublic)

Over the past couple of years Tiah Edmunson-Morton has been spearheading an initiative atOregon State University with its Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives (OHBA). As with many studies within a university setting the proper financial resources can be a challenge to properly run a program and reach it full potential. Now the OHBA led by Edmunson-Morton is in the midst of a fundraising campaign entitled “Growing the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives” with a goal of raising $5,000.00 by the end of October.

OSU’s massive forestry center gets a $1 million boost (Portland Business Journal)

One of the largest private land and timber owners in the U.S. has planted a $1 million seed for Oregon State University’s new forestry complex.

OSU takes on Beaver Genome project (Veterinary Practice News)

 Researchers at Oregon State University have partnered with the Oregon Zoo in an effort to sequence the genome of the North American beaver. The iconic Northwest rodent not only serves as the state’s animal but also as the university’s mascot.

 OSU students to move in on Sunday (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University will host its main day of new resident move-in on Sunday for students living in on-campus university housing. More than 3,500 residents are expected to arrive Sunday, many with family and friends. Increased traffic and congestion are expected around campus. More than 500 campus and community volunteers will help with move-in.

From dirt to delicious (Daily Astorian)

“Oregon, in many ways, has really become a food hub,” said Michael Morrissey, executive director of Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center in Portland, who introduced Retzlaff.


Defense Seminar: Kylie Pace, MS candidate in Water Resources Science, will defend her thesis: “Sediment Pulse Behavior in Gravel-bedded Streams.” The presentation is schedule for Thursday, Sept. 17 at 9 am in Wilkinson, Room 203. Free and open to the public.

Environmental Health Science Colloquium: This month we have two speakers on Thursday Sept. 17 from noon-12:30 p.m. in Hallie Ford Center 115. Presentations include Gloria Garcia “Discovery of a Conserved Long Noncoding RNA Upregulated in Response to the Xenobiotic Activation of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor” and Paroma Chatterjee “Truncated Forms of Otoferlin Rescue Loss of Otoferlin Phenotype in Zebrafish”.  Series information:  http://bit.ly/1Jkyti0

 OSUsed Store Extended Hours: The OSUsed Store is open for extended hours this week, during which personal or department purchases may be made – Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 16-18, noon to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit our website.

Civil Liberties & Citizenship (Constitution Day):   The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth amendments to the Constitution extended the civil and legal protections of citizens to former slaves, but the struggle to achieve equality continues to this day.  Join Professors Thomas Bahde, Marisa Chappell, Joseph Orosco, Christopher McKnight Nichols and Ben Mutschler for a panel discussion on the context and legacy of the three Reconstruction amendments.   MU 208: La Raza Room. Thursday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Open House at The SAM—Friday, Sept. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. Join Samaritan Medical Supplies at The SAM (located in Reser parking lot) for food, live Joe Beaver Show Radio, the newest in sports medical equipment, free sleep apnea screenings, tours and raffle prizes.

University Day 2015: Join in the celebration at University Day 2015 from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 at the LaSells Stewart Center, the CH2M HILL Alumni Center and on 26th Street. Listen to keynote speaker Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Gallup Education, meet friends and colleagues for the free lunch on 26th Street and learn more about OSU resources and other campus departments at the Expo. For the complete schedule and to register a booth, visit oregonstate.edu/events/universityday/schedule. For more information, contact events@oregonstate.edu.

Lindsay Phoenix retirement: Please join us as the Business and Engineering Business Center celebrates our friend and colleague Lindsay Phoenix’s retirement, following almost 18 years of service to OSU. A reception to honor Lindsay is planned for Friday, Sept. 18, 3-5 p.m., in the Kelley Engineering Atrium. Cake and drinks will be served.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Defense Seminar: Lauren Smitherman, MS candidate in Water Resources Science, will defend her thesis: “Forensic Hydrogeography: Assessing Groundwater Arsenic Concentrations and Testing Methods within the Harney Basin, Oregon.” The presentation is schedule for Friday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. in Burt Hall, Room 193.

Online and/or onsite HR certification test prep begins Sept. 20: Developing HR skills is invaluable – no matter what business you’re in. Earn the new standard in HR certification with the Society for Human Resource Management and OSU’s Professional and Continuing Education. We’re excited to partner with Dennis Carr to prepare Oregon HR pros for their SHRM exams! Register now at pace.oregonstate.edu/SHRM

Small-Scale Equipment Field Day: The OSU Extension Small Farms Program is hosting a Small-Scale Equipment Field Day on Sept. 22 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture (844 SW 35th St. Corvallis, OR). Finding the right tools and scale-appropriate equipment can be challenging for small farmers. The registration fee is $25/person. For more information and registration visit http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/smallequip or call OSU Extension office in Benton County at 541-766-3556.

Civil engineering historian: The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is pleased to host veteran builder and award-winning civil engineering historian Raymond “Paul” Giroux  for a lecture about renowned infrastructure projects on Monday, Oct. 5. The presentation, “Great Builders,” is the first lecture of the newly launched OSU CCE Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by Kiewit. The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow at 5 p.m. Seating is limited and registration is required for this free event. Register at http://cce.oregonstate.edu/dls

Workshop for NSF GRFP ApplicantsThe Graduate School is offering an intensive workshop to help OSU students prepare competitive applications for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. The workshop will be conducted in two sessions – Session 1 on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Session 2 on Thursday, Oct. 8. Both sessions will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Both sessions will be in the Linus Pauling Science Center Auditorium (LPSC 125). Seating is limited, Click here to register. More information can be found on the Graduate School website under upcoming events.

Welcoming Diversity: Valuing the Differences Among Us: Registration is open for this day-long workshop that utilizes the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) community-building model. This interactive workshop will introduce participants learning and skills that can empower them to become more effective leaders and allies. Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Complete details: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/97032/.  Pre-registration required https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_7UnBsKxMBhEJECV.

News for Employees

NEW! Support needed for Welcome Week events: Volunteers are needed to support our new students during welcome week.  If you are available and willing to give your time, we’d love to have you around to continue to welcome in our new students!  You can find an overview of the events and sign up to volunteer online at http://www.slottr.com/sheets/394480.  Contact dante.holloway@oregonstate.edu if you have questions.

NEW! Professional training: Start the academic year with employee professional development opportunities presented by the Center for Training & Organizational Development! Sessions include Delivering Exceptional Service, Why Training Doesn’t Work: For Frustrated Managers, Situational Leadership, Leadership in the Moment, and Managing for Performance Outcomes. Sessions are free to OSU employees and departments.  Click here for details and registration.

NEW! Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges and Grand Challenges Explorations Round 16 – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting grant proposals for Grand Challenges – New Interventions for Global Health – Vaccine Manufacturing: Deadline is Nov. 5 and for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 16: Deadline is Nov. 11. http://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/grant-opportunities Information: Martha Coleman, OSU Foundation martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Folk Club: The OSU Folk Club recently changed their by-laws to include all women employees of OSU (both current and former), as well as wives/female partners of OSU employees.The OSU Folk Club sponsors several events each year and funds grants and scholarships.  You can find out more on our website at: http://oregonstate.edu/osufolk/thrift-shop We are always interested in new members, as well as volunteers for the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop.

Leadership opportunity: The date has been extended for this exciting leadership development opportunity! Applications are now being accepted through Sept. 28 for the Leadership Collaborative I-Emergence program.  In this 5-session program, participants will develop capacity as Emergent Leaders capable of transforming the OSU Vision from an idea into reality. Open to all employees. For details and application materials, visit website http://hr.oregonstate.edu/lci-emergence.

Move-In: Fall 2015 Move-in Day is Sunday, Sept. 20. More information about how to sign up to volunteer is provided below. Volunteering as an individual Fill out this form: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bmBmE3jpJP4ypP7. Volunteering as a group or organization – Fill out the following form: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3Qo0RqoTz9gcUjr.

Employees attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Sept. 22  to submit the application for employees attending other former OUS Universities during Fall 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

Traffic and maintenance

Parking changes due to Friday, Sept. 25 night game at 7 p.m. vs Stanford: Employees and students are encouraged to find alternative transportation to campus that day, or to park very strategically, as some lots will be restricted to those with game day passes only after 3 p.m. on Sept. 25. On gameday, OSU parking permit holders will be allowed to park in any A, B, or C zone, regardless of their permitted zone, but some parking lots will be closing at 1 p.m. (Reser & Parking Garage) midday to employees and students to accommodate ticketholders. Other lots will need to be promptly vacated at 5 p.m. that day. For additional game-day parking information, please visit: http://beavertickets.com/gameday/parking-transportation/ . If you have questions, please call the OSU Athletics event hotline at 541-737-7375 or e-mail the OSU Athletics event management staff at Event.Management@Oregonstate.edu

26th Street: As part of the University Day Lunch, beginning at 8: a.m., Sept. 21, 26th Street will be closed between the southeastern driveway into Reser Stadium off of 26th  and  the south side of A Street at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center until 5 p.m. The Beaver Bus routes will be detoured around this closure

26th Street: As part of the New Student Walk & Picnic, 26th Street will be closed between the southeastern driveway into Reser Stadium off of 26th  up to Washington Way, Ralph Miller Lane will be closed at 26th. These closures will run from 2 – 8 p.m., Sept. 23. There will be rolling closures on  26th Street while the walk is happening from the MU down to Reser Stadium. The Beaver Bus routes will be detoured around this closure

Washington Way: As part of the Emergency Preparedness Exercise, a few spaces in the Washington Way lot (3293) will be closed on Sept. 18, 7 a.m. to noon

Parking Garage: As part of the parking lot maintenance program, the Parking Garage (View Map) will be closed for maintenance from 6 a.m., Sept. 16, 5 p.m. to Sept. 18. Floors will open up as work is finished. Signs will be posted.

Dearborn: As part of the Dearborn Hall Walkway Improvements project, the west approach to the breezeway between Dearborn and Rogers Hall (View Map) will be closed to make repairs to the walkway on the west side of the breezeway, through Sept. 23. Construction vehicles may need to utilize the parking lot east of Dearborn or the Weniger parking lot at times. There will be some noise during demolition. Dust and mud should be minimal and be contained within the work area.

Milam Hall: As part of the Milam Hall Generator Enclosure Project, the landscaped area in the SE corner and along the south side of Milam Hall will be closed beginning Aug. 31,  through Oct. 15.  Also, a portion of the East-West walk along the north edge of the MU Quad will be closed during construction.  The south entrance may need to be closed at times. There will be some noise and dust during construction – excavation, conduit boring, construction vehicles.

Graf Hall: As part of the Graf Hall Remodel Project, a section of the parking lot will be closed starting July 13- Oct. 10. (View Map).


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

Coordinator- Leadership Academy – The Department of Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a Part-Time ( .49 FTE ) 9 month, Coordinator- Academic Program 2 position. Posting #0015795. Closes Sept. 18.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Analyst Programmer, this position working on projects that will support the functional needs of departments and staff within INTO OSU as well as external customers. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, think creatively to solve problems, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=18802062 Apply by Sept. 20.

The Office of University Marketing is recruiting to fill one full-time Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0015735. Closes Sept. 21.

Full-time Administrative Program Assistant position for the Political Science department within the School of Public Policy. Posting #0015946. Closes Sept. 21.

Coordinator – Outreach Program – The Yamhill County Extension office Outreach and Engagement program invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed term, Outreach Program Coordinator position. Posting #0015756. Closes Sept. 21.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position.  Posting #0015764. Closes Sept. 21.

Administrative Program Assistant – The Graduate School invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Administrative Program Assistant position. This is an internal employment opportunity. Posting #0015842. Closes Sept. 22.

Accountant 2-  The Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Accountant 2 position. Posting #0015899.  Closes Sep. 22.

Analyst Programmer – OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks a creative, curious and collaborative fulltime Analyst Programmer (competency level 3) to join our motivated team of developers and staff as they re-envision strategic core applications such as the institutional repository and digital collections platforms. Posting #0015794. Closes Sept. 23.

EXTENDED! Education Program Assistant  1 – The Douglas Co Extension Office SNAP-Ed program invites applications for a part-time (.90 FTE), Limited-duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position. Posting #0015869. Closes Sept. 24.

The Oregon Sea Grant Department is seeking a Fiscal Officer. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0015809. Closes Sept. 24.

Executive Assistant-VPIP – The Vice Provost for International Programs (VPIP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant position. Posting #0015907. Closes Sept. 25.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Sept. 25  Interested parties should apply to posting #0015391 no later than midnight on Sept. 25.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Office Specialist, This position provides a first point of contact for students and visitors at INTO OSU. This is a general administrative and customer service position designed to provide a high level of support and assistance to students to enhance their university experience. For more information: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=18935712 For full consideration apply by Sept.  26. Closes Oct. 3.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Lead Office Specialist, The Lead Office Specialist is responsible for the oversight of the Welcome Desk staff and student employee team whose mission is to operate as the central resource of INTO OSU.  For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=18935732 For full consideration apply by Sept.  26. Closes Oct. 3.

Assistant Professor (Practice) Oregon State University Extension Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed term, Assistant Professor (Practice) in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal  & Rangeland  Sciences. Posting #0015791. Closes Sept. 27.

Marketing and Communications Manager – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Specialist 2. Posting #0015631. Closes Sept. 28.

Program Representative 2  The Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Program Representative 2 position.  Posting #0015923.  Closes Sept. 28.

The Oregon Sea Grant Department is seeking a Boater Outreach Coordinator.  This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, grant funded, professional faculty position. This position is supervised by the OSG Extension Leader. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Oregon Sea Grant Director. Posting# 0015799. Closes Sept. 28.

Grants/Contract Technician – This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. Sea Grant is recruiting to fill one full time Grants and Contracts Technician. Posting #0015906.  Closes Sept. 30.

The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center is recruiting to fill one full-time, 12-month, classified Accountant 1 position. Posting # 0015917. Closes Sept. 30.

Associate Registrar– The Office of the Registrar invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Associate Registrar position. Posting #0015912. Closes Sept. 30.

The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center is recruiting to fill one full-time, 12-month, classified Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0015891. Closes Sept. 30.

Department Head, Fisheries and Wildlife – College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a tenured administrator position as Department Head, Fisheries and Wildlife.  Appointment includes indefinite tenure on a 9-month basis at 1.00 FTE at the rank of associate or full professor within Fisheries and Wildlife.  Posting #0014684. Closes Sept. 30.

Administrative Support Coordinator – The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Administrative Support Coordinator position. Posting # 0015857. Closes for full consideration Oct. 5.

Director – The Food Innovation Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12 month, fixed-term position as Director.  Posting #0015613.  Closes Dec. 1, with a full consideration closing date of Oct. 15.  This position is located in Portland, OR.

The School of Psychological Science is accepting applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Clinical Health Psychology. Posting #0015555. Full consideration date Oct. 30.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Animal and Range Science Extension Field Faculty department serving the Columbia Plateau Region invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice). Posting #0015774. Closes Oct. 30.

The School of Psychological Science is seeking a 9-month, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in Human Neuroscience. Posting #0015412.  Full consideration Nov. 13.

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.

Oregon State University is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars to work with a transdisciplinary team focused on improving postsecondary STEM education through various curricular and instructional reforms leading to organizational change. The positions are funded by NSF grants from the WIDER, PRIME, and FIRE programs. To read more about the positions, their requirements, benefits, and how to apply, please see http://stem.oregonstate.edu/ad-transdisciplinary-postdocs.


Corvallis: “By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.” ~   Helen Hunt Jackson. Showers likely today, with clearing by tonight and sunshine tomorrow. High of 68, low of 50.

Central Oregon: Rain turning to showers, with clearing tonight and sunshine tomorrow. High today of 57, low of 42.

Newport: Showers likely, then patchy fog followed by sunshine tomorrow. High of 62, low of 54.

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


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