OSU Today

Friday, Sept. 25, 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.

60 years later, Willamette Valley has lost as many bird species as it has gained (KMTR)

“Bird communities change naturally as the habitat changes,” noted Jenna Curtis, a doctoral student in fisheries and wildlife at Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and lead author on the study. “Some of the change is natural, as plants grow, while in other instances the habitat is altered through agriculture, urbanization or other human activities.”

What Mt. Hood’s fading summer ski season means for the region (High Country News)

Oregon has more mountain ice than most (it’s second only to Alaska), but experts say the region’s disappearing summer skiing and shrinking snowpack are leading indicators that major climate shifts are happening. “It’s not just about skiing, but it is this canary in the coal mine — it’s really, really visible,” Anne Nolin, professor of geography and head of the mountain hydro- climatology research group at Oregon State University, says. “When things go from bright white, glittering snowpack to brown dirt and flaming forests, everyone sees it.”

OSU starts fall term earlier so it can observe Veterans Day (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University has traditionally held its first day of classes for fall term on the last Monday in September. But that changed this year: in order to give the university time in its schedule to observe Veterans Day, the university started class Thursday.

Students with Pell Grants less likely to graduate than their wealthier peers (Register-Guard)

The graduation gap facing low income students at Oregon State University was 7.8 percent and at Portland State University was 1.4 percent.

New map reveals secrets of little-known offshore region (Yahoo News New Zealand)

The voyage over the middle part of the Colville Ridge was led by GNS Science in collaboration with Oregon State University.

News Roundtable (Think Out Loud)

OSU’s Christopher McKnight Nichols will be one of the guests.

OSU officials caution students following campus sexual assault report (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University officials say they are increasing patrols on campus and cutting back foliage in response to a sexual assault report that occurred on campus earlier this week.

Cool jobs: Finding foods for the future (Science News for Students)

“I think it is a food of the future,” says Chris Langdon. This marine scientist has been studying dulse for more than a decade at Oregon State University in Portland. During that time, he has found new ways to grow it faster. The alga not only grows cheaply and easily, he notes, but also is rich in protein. Those qualities haven’t been lost on creative chefs who are searching for new ways to incorporate this unlikely treat into their recipes.

New farmers accept the challenge of agriculture (Capital Press)

Beginning farmers flocking to training offered by Oregon State University is good sign that there will be younger operators in the pipeline to take over for older farmers.

Can raspberries and strawberries grow together? (Oregonian)

Raspberries and strawberries would most likely grow best in separate beds because they attract the same pests and diseases. Hemlock bark could be used for mulch. Oregon State University Extension has two publications that could help you plan for raspberries and strawberries. One is Growing Raspberries in Your Home Garden. The other is Growing Strawberries. Both of these publications make suggestions on mulch. – Linda Krugel, OSU Master Gardener volunteer.

OSU gets $2.5 million grant to test new solar technology (Miami Herald)

Oregon State University will receive a $2.5 million grant that will help the university move forward with their new technology that reduces the cost of producing electricity from sunlight.

Expanded parking district shows immediate change (Gazette-Times)

Thursday was the first day of classes at Oregon State University … and also the first test of the new parking regulations in the neighborhood just east of the campus.

Don’t feel the wine ‘terroir,’ learn about it (Hillsboro Tribune)

Is it crazy to say food and drink from different regions can be distinguished from one another? Elizabeth Tomasino, an assistant professor of enology in the department of food science & technology at Oregon State University, doesn’t think so. Tomasino, also a core member of the Oregon Wine Research Institute, will speak about how food products from distinctive regions can be identified from one another — and how geographic origin produces quality attributes that can’t be duplicated in other locales — during a special event Monday in Hillsboro.

Upcoming Events

NEW! This is Public Health Fair: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences will join ASPPH in hosting a free graduate school fair for prospective students of public health on Monday, Oct. 12. The event will take place in the MU Horizon Room from 4 to 7 p.m.

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Education Program Assistant 1 – The Klamath County Extension SNAP-Ed program invites applications for a part-time (.60 FTE), Limited-duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position. Posting #0015066. Closes Oct. 2.

EXTENDED! 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 Oct . 4.

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.

Program Coordinator– The School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) is seeking a Program Coordinator. This is a part-time, (.50 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0016033. Closes Oct. 13.

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.

Writing Instructor -The School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE), invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term writing instructor position.  For more information, please see posting #0016032.  Posting closes on Oct. 19.

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: “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald. Chance of showers today, high of 73, low of 49. Decreasing clouds Saturday and mostly sunny Sunday.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny through the weekend. High today of 77, low of 49.

Newport: Chance of showers today, high of 63, low of 49. Mostly sunny this weekend.

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


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