OSU Today

Thursday, Sept. 24, 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.

We asked an expert how a pill could go from $13.50 to $750 overnight (VICE)

An interview with OSU’s Daniel Hartung.

Sexual assault reported on Oregon State campus (KATU)

A woman told police she was sexually assaulted on the Oregon State University campus early Wednesday morning. (see also KGW)

A crash course in gardening, from one of the masters (OPB)

OPB’s John Sepulvado recently met with Oregon State University Master Gardener Weston Miller. It didn’t go quite as expected.

OSU Extension taps Wiman as new hazelnut specialist (Capital Press)

Nik Wiman, an entomologist with extensive experience in integrated pest management, is Oregon State University’s new orchard crops extension specialist, a position designed to focus on hazelnuts.

Top Hops (Willamette Week)

When researchers at Oregon State University first released the Cascade varietal as an aroma hop in 1972, there wasn’t much of a commercial market for it. A grapefruit-forward hop with a spicy, citrus characteristic, Cascade was not well-suited for a time when beer came in two flavors: light and dark.

Landscape design goes native (Turf Magazine)

While the native plant movement seems to have only recently taken off, the fact is that its roots are deeply entrenched. Native plant gardening dates back to the European settlement of America, if not earlier, says Linda R. McMahan, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension Service. Certain pioneers of native plant design helped lead the way for others to incorporate natives into their landscapes. Thomas Jefferson, for instance, was said to experiment widely with Southeast native plants, including Osage orange used as a hedge, McMahan says.

OSU Extension students and staff ask Lane County for a tax levy (KEZI)

Lane County OSU extension students and staff are asking Lane County Commissioners for help in keeping the program afloat.

The drum majors of the Oregon State University Marching Band (Odyssey)

The Oregon State University Marching Band, OSUMB, had their first performance, after just three days of band camp, where the 280 member band performed the entire pregame show and a shortened half-time show.

OSU Air Force cadets learn the ropes (Gazette-Times)

As Oregon State University Air Force Cadet Zoë Spitzer walked across a wire on the university’s challenge course, her shaking was visible, even from the ground 30 feet below.

Hungry humpbacks spotted miles up Columbia River (Huffington Post)

Bruce Mate, director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, told Portland CBS affiliate KOIN 6 News that the whales were likely chasing anchovies and that El Niño conditions are driving them closer to shore in search for food.

Weekday game changes parking at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Friday night’s 7 p.m. Pac-12 Conference football opener at Reser Stadium between the Beavers and Stanford means changes in the normal parking routine on campus for faculty, staff and students. (see also LIFE@OSU)

Mercury scrubbers lower other coal plant pollutants (East Oregonian)

Emissions controls for mercury at the Boardman Coal Plant are also lowering concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons along the Columbia Basin, according to a recent OSU study.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Christian Fellowship: Christian Grads Fellowship invites OSU graduate students and community members to a free Pizza Feed and Fellowship event. Our fellowship includes grad students from a variety of academic disciplines who share an interest in our faith. Bring your significant other, lab partner, and therapy cat, and join us for pizza Monday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m. in MU222, the Memorial Union Council Room.

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.

NEW! Research Impacts Network: The OSU Research Impacts Network (ORIN) invites you to their Fall 2015 Network Meeting, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Valley Library Willamette Rooms, #3622. See http://research.oregonstate.edu/ord/orin/who-we-are for member eligibility requirements. This meeting will involve interactive development of best practices for research impacts partnerships, as well as an opportunity for members to get to know each other and what they do. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required: http://tinyurl.com/orin-fall-15-rsvp. Direct any questions to victoria.bonebrake@oregonstate.edu.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! First Aid for Pets: The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is offering training for pet owners in ‘First Aid for Pets’ on Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. – noon in Magruder Hall room 102. Topics include: hands-on training in CPR and wound care; what to do in common pet emergencies; and common injuries and their treatment. For more information and a registration form, visit http://oregonvma.org/events/first-aid-pets. The class costs $20 and is sponsored by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association.

NEW! Apply for the Pre-Accelerator Workshop: The OSU Advantage Accelerator is now taking applications for their Pre-Accelerator series for interested entrepreneurs who want to take their business concept to the next level. The four week session begins Oct. 28, check out this page for further details and how to apply: advantage.oregonstate.edu/pre-accelerator

NEW! Webinar on NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GFRP): Are you a graduate student, applying to the NSF GFRP in October? Want some tips on a successful application? NSF is sponsoring a webinar Oct. 29, 10 a.m. You can join a live stream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PetJysbTc20 Questions will be fielded through a chat link at https://tlk.io/grfp It’s free!

NEW! Save-the-Date: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) will be sponsoring a workshop on Nov. 19 entitled, “Expanding Your Qualtrics Horizon,” presented by JoAnne Bunnage, College of Public Health and Human Science. The Qualtrics web-based survey platform is a powerful tool that is available to all OSU faculty, staff and students to build simple one-question polls to complex surveys. Watch for registration announcements. Details at http://oregonstate.edu/pfla/professional-development-speaker-series.

News for Employees

NEW! UHDS Eco2Go Program for 2015-2016: UHDS restaurants are providing reusable to-go containers in each dining center. This operational shift will save an estimated 600,000 disposable containers from reaching the landfill each year. The new orange Eco2Go containers can be easily returned in the dining centers, resident hall kitchens and in designated receptacles across campus. UHDS would like to thank all of the past participants that helped pilot the Eco2Go program over the past three years, by offering a one-time free coffee. Stop by any dining center office and present your “tag” or green old Eco2Go container to receive your coupon. For more information visit: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/eco2go

NEW! General Research Fund (GRF) Fall 2015: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Fall 2015 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Oct. 19.

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

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.

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.

Office Specialist 2– The Office of Admissions invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Office Specialist 2. Posting #0016034. Closes Oct. 5.

Senior Graphic Designer – Extended Campus is seeking a full-time Senior Graphic Designer. To apply, please visit posting #0015981. Closes Oct. 6.

Office Specialist 2– The Office of Admissions invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Office Specialist 2. Posting #0016040. Closes Oct. 7.

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.

Campus Visitor Center Coordinator– The Office of Admissions invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Campus Visitor Center Coordinator. Posting #0016028. Closes Oct. 18.

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: “But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous (rear) as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”~ Stephen King. Partly sunny today, high of 77 and low of 53. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 77 and low of 46. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 65, low of 54. Chance of rain tonight and chance of showers tomorrow.

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


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