OSU Today

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 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.

OSU opens high-tech class building (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University unveiled a gleaming new $65 million classroom building Tuesday to the oohs and aahs of students, faculty, staff and visitors. (see also LIFE@OSU)

 Rich South grad’s first novel a delicious adventure (Chicago Tribune)

Wait: A laid-off Chicago journalist goes on a rollicking adventure across Europe to solve a World War II-inspired mystery? First question for author David Baker (Oregon State University) was: Is your protagonist based on anyone we might know?

Craft malt (Bohemian.com)

Previously, the Klanns grew wheat on their 1,000-acre farm. Now they grow a variety of barley called Full Pint. Developed by Oregon State University 20 years ago, it’s loaded with flavor.

El Nino conditions drive humpback whales to look for food in Columbia River (Oregonian)

It’s an unusual sight, said Bruce Mate, who has studied marine mammal behavior for more than 40 years. However, warming ocean temperatures have made it difficult for animals lower on the food chain, like anchovies — the whale’s food supply — to thrive. (see also OPB, KOIN)

OSU-Cascades to begin long term planning (Bend Bulletin)

OSU-Cascades hopes to have a long-range plan outlining its academic and physical growth in place by the beginning of spring 2017, though the exact location of a future expansion may not be nailed down by that time.

You can’t keep a good woman down (Huffington Post)

A post by Susan Shaw, Director of the School of Language, Culture, & Society at Oregon State University.

U.S. Department of Education Awards $8.9 Million to Evaluate Analytics-Based Advising for Low-Income and First-Generation College Students  (LIFE@OSU)

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Oregon State University, as a member of the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) was selected as one of the winners in its First in the World competition to encourage innovation among institutions of higher education.

Green Peter Reservoir to dip under conservation level (Gazette-Times)

According to the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University, this “summer” — that’s June, July and August for weather scientists — was the hottest on record in the mid-Willamette Valley.

Roger Rennekamp tapped to lead Ohio State University Extension (Farm and Dairy)

Roger Rennekamp, the associate dean for Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University, has been named the next director of Ohio State University Extension.

Shocking photos that show what we’re doing to our water (Weather Network)

The study, led by researchers at Oregon State University, suggests that 8 trillion microbeads are entering U.S. waterways daily, enough to fill 300 tennis courts.

Breeding network connects farmers, chefs (Capital Press)

Oregon State University’s Culinary Breeding Network helps breeders decide which vegetable traits are desired by chefs and farmers.

Scientists: Erosion, winter storms could worsen around world, on Oregon coast (Beach Connection)

El Nino and La Nina events may worsen storm severity and their erosional effects on more continents than just North America in the coming decades, along with more devastating flooding. This comes from a new set of findings from scientists working out of Oregon State University and the central Oregon coast’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, who looked at data from 1979 to 2012.

OSU gets $2.5 million grant to field test new solar energy (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University is getting national recognition — and a grant — for a pioneering technology aimed at bringing down the cost of producing electricity from sunlight and expanding the number of locations where it can be used.

Power restored to OSU after 16-hour outage (KVAL)

The power is back on at Oregon State University after an all-night outage between Monday and Tuesday. The power went out at about 3 p.m. on Monday. Crews restored it around 7 a.m. and campus operations resumed at about 10 a.m. Students have been moving in since Sunday, but classes haven’t started yet. (see also Gazette-Times)


Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff and faculty may shop for their departments 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, visit our website.

Orange & Black Rally: OSU will hold an Orange & Black Rally on campus for new students on Wednesday, Sept. 23, beginning at about 5:15 p.m. in Reser Stadium. 26th Street will be closed off for the event. There will be games, contests and music in Parker Plaza outside of Reser Stadium during and after a student dinner ($). The community is invited to join the event at 7:30 p.m. inside Reser, when the OSU marching band performs. A fireworks program will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Flu Shot Clinics for Students/Faculty/Staff – Wednesday, Oct. 7, and Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the MU Journey Room, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $20 (charged to student account, or to PacificSource if a grad assistant). Faculty/Staff: $30 (charged to PEBB Insurance – Providence or by cash or check). Bring OSU ID card and Providence or PacificSource insurance cards. FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.

Fall into Service on Saturday Sept. 26: Start the year engaged with your community! Join the Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership & Involvement to learn about and contribute to organizations that are doing great work to strengthen our local community while building connections with others at OSU.5 projects (Stone Soup, SAGE Garden, Heartland Humane Society, Benton County Natural Areas, and Craft ‘N Care for Jackson Street Youth Shelter, BENCO, and Corvallis Manor) ranging in time throughout the morning and into the afternoon are available, Check in is at the SEC Plaza (between the MU and SEC) for all projects. Click here to register for Fall into Service! Participants will need to login using their ONIDs to register. Learn more about Fall into Service: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/cce/events/fall-service

Get Ready to Shake Out:  Is your work group or class participating on Oct. 15 at 10:15 am?  Do you know what actions you are to take?  Visit the OSU Emergency Preparedness website (emergency.oregonstate.edu) for more information.  Participation is voluntary but highly encouraged.  Contact Mike Bamberger, Emergency Preparedness Manager for more details.

News for Employees

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/lc1-emergence.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

Accountant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1 position for University Administrative Business Center (UABC) at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0016027. For full consideration, please apply by Sept. 28. Closes Oct 7.

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.

Accountant 1-  The Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Accountant 1. Posting #0015936. Apply by Sept. 30.

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.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The Arts & Sciences Business Center (ASBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position.  Posting #0016003. Closes Oct. 4.

Accountant 1 – The Arts & Sciences Business Center (ASBC) invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), Accountant 1 positions. Posting #0015994.  Closes Oct. 4.

Faculty Research Assistant – The Oregon Sea Grant Extension program is seeking a Faculty Research Assistant. This is a part-time .48 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. This position is located in Newport, OR. Posting #0016030. Closes Oct. 5.

Education Program Assistant 1 – The Harney County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time (.89 FTE), EPA 1 position. Posting #0015996. Closes Oct. 5.

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.

Senior Fiscal Officer-  The Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Senior Fiscal Officer position.  Posting #0016021.  Closes Oct. 7.

Executive Assistant to the Vice President – OSU University Relations and Marketing invites applications for a full-time, 12-month position as executive assistant to the Vice President.  Posting #0016024. Closes Oct. 12.

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.

Assistant/Associate Professor– The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Assistant or Associate Professor in BIS. Posting #0015932. For full consideration apply by Jan. 15, 2016.

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:  We started off the week with University Day and we’re almost to the first day of classes. Today will be sunny with a high of 74 and a low of 49. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 74, low of 42. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny after morning fog, high of 62, low of 52. 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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