OSU Today

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 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.

When Nature strikes: Tsunamis (NBC)

OSU’s Anne Trehu and Dan Cox are featured. (video) (see also NSF)

The history of the Black Death may be locked inside this ancient flea (Washington Post)

“Since the dried droplet with bacteria is still attached to the tip of the proboscis, the flea may have become entrapped in resin shortly after it had fed on an infected animal,” lead author George Poinar Jr. of Oregon State University said in a statement. (see also KVALScience Recorder)

Micro-credentials open higher ed up to those looking to broaden skills (Education Dive)

Oregon State University now offers roughly 40 digital credentials, which people share on social media, effectively giving the university free advertising.

OSU faculty recognized with ‘early career’ awards (Gazette-Times)

Two faculty members in the Oregon State University College Of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences have received early career awards.

Police investigating reports of man exposing himself (Statesman Journal)

On Tuesday afternoon, police say a man matching the same description followed a young woman home from the Oregon State University campus.

Learn how marine debris effects mammals, seabirds (Curry Coastal Pilot)

Suryan, an associate professor at Oregon State University, has studied the effects of environmental change on the reproductive biology, foraging ecology and population dynamics of marine birds for 20 years. His presentation will cover the threats of marine debris on seabirds.

Today

Webinar Showing: Seafloor Mapping Adjacent to Renewable Energy Area: 10 – 10:30 a.m., Sept. 30 (KEC 1007), the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center will be showing the second BOEM-Oregon Science Exchange webinar. The topic? How data gathered from modern technology is revealing habitat details for marine animals.

Microaggressions: A Campus Climate Conversation with Maura Cullen: A discussion on how to improve and assess the campus climate on college campuses, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., MU Horizon Room. Insensitive comments are frequently dismissed but could be indicative of an undercurrent of racism or other social tension on campus. These microaggressions create a large divides and have a cumulative impact. Topics of discussion include strategies for creating a more inclusive and socially just community, ways to confront non-inclusive behaviors appropriately, tools for identifying personal bias and stereotypes, and more. To learn more, click here.

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. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, visit our website.

School of Psychological Science Fall colloquia: Kathy Becker-Blease: Does adaptive quizzing work? The Devil in the Details. Reed Lodge 111, Sept. 30, from noon-1 p.m.

Postdoc Professional Development Event: The Oregon State Postdoctoral Association is pleased to announce an event entitled, “Hacking the Academic Job Market” and “How to write an Academic Job Application” by Karen Kelsky This free event is on Sept. 30, 3-6 p.m., in the Memorial Union Multipurpose Room (Room #13). More information and required registration HERE

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Steven Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present a seminar “High-resolution mapping of epigenome dynamics” on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

Fall 2015 Water Resources Seminar Series: Brenda Bateman, State of Oregon Water Resource Department, will speak on “The State’s Emerging Role as a Water Resources Partner: Making Strides in Economic Development and Environmental Protection.” Wednesday, Sept. 30, 4 – 5 p.m., Owen 101.

NEW! Women’s Center Community Dialogue: In response to the recent incidents of sexual violence on and around the OSU campus, this is a space to process these deeply troubling events but also to dissect how rape culture plays out on college campuses in order to work towards a better OSU. 5 p.m., Sept. 30, at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center.  https://www.facebook.com/events/590289757778992/

Upcoming Events

NEW! Beaver Global Fest: The Beaver Globe Fest will be held on Oct 9, 7-9:30 p.m.,  in the Student Experience Plaza. Focused on creating visibility of the numerous opportunities available to OSU students to further their knowledge of, engagement with and contributions to Global Beaver Nation. This event will feature- Japanese Taiko Drumming, Sword Fighting and Music; Indigenous Spoken Word and booths from various OSU departments. Contact:robin.ryan@oregonstate.edu.

Ika Fifita Retirement: After 35+ years of service to OSU, Ika is retiring on Sept. 30. As you see him across campus, take a moment to wish him well and say “Aloha”. Please watch OSU Today for further information regarding a reception to honor him.

Art Exhibit: There’s a new art exhibit on display in Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center, Vistas & Vineyards 26th Anniversary Show. The exhibit runs from Oct. 1 through Oct. 30. This group of Northwest artists meet weekly from mid-May to mid-October to paint ‘en plein aire’ style works of the various Oregon landscapes. Art admirers are encouraged to attend the public art reception, which will be held in Giustina Gallery on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. To learn more about this art exhibit visit the Giustina Gallery.

Lectures and Webinars

Preparing for the Big One: At the Oct. 1 meeting of Triad, OSU’s staff and faculty club, Michael Bamberger of OSU’s Office of Emergency Preparedness will discuss the status of ongoing efforts to prepare the campus for a major earthquake. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $13. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat.

NEW! Training workshop: Seats are still available in the employee workshop, “Why Training Doesn’t Work: For Frustrated Supervisors and Managers,” Oct. 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m. This is a free workshop presented by Kristen Magis, Center for Learning & Organizational Development. View the full description and register here. http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23

News for Employees

NEW! Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Earthquakes:  The Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake is predicted to occur within our life time.  Take time to review and share the Earthquakes preparedness flyer with your family, staff, students, and friends.  Copies of the flyer can be downloaded at: http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics

NEW! Emergency Communication:  Receive the latest emergency notifications by updating your OSU Alert account.  Subscribe your SMS/Text device to receive notices within 3 minutes.  Visit http://main.oregonstate.edu/alerts/osu-alert-portal for instructions.  Due to some account changes, you may have to update or re-establish your account if you haven’t visited the site this year.

NEW! Opportunity to Participate: On Oct. 9, 7-9:30 p.m., the Beaver Globe Fest in the SEC Plaza will focus on highlighting the numerous opportunities OSU students and community have to experience the world at OSU. This program offers an opportunity for participation by any OSU department or OSU/Corvallis organization that educates on or provides opportunity for OSU students to further their multicultural competencies and global awareness. Please complete this form http://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0AJEyflQfudszAx to review possible ways to participate and to indicate your interest in participating by Oct 2. Contact us with any questions- Robin.ryan@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Merit award nominations: Nominations for classified or professional faculty to receive a monthly Merit Award are now being accepted. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding performance in the work place. The nominator may be anyone from the campus community. Potential qualities include great working attitude, cooperation, courtesy, creativity, flexibility, professionalism, quality of work, sense of humor, and other qualities the nominee admires. Nominations are due by October 10th. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition.

Recreational Sports Memberships & Program Registration – Payroll Deduction Available: Consider purchasing an annual, 9-month or fall term membership to Recreational Sports. Payroll deduction is available until Friday, November 6, so don’t delay! Your membership affords you great opportunities, like enrolling in Dam Fit, purchasing a Fit Pass and participating intramural sports leagues and tournaments. Contact the Recreation Services Desk in Dixon, 541-737-3736,  for questions or more information. Note: Rec Services desk open 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. this week.

Traffic and maintenance

Peavy and Richardson: As part of the steam renewal project, the Lower Parking Lot between Peavy Hall and Richardson Hall will be closed beginning at 6:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 28, through 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2.

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).

Jobs

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

The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning is looking for a Faculty Research Assistant (FRA) to work with an experienced team of educational researchers to improve training and development of informal science professionals. The position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s AISL program. To read more about the position, follow this link: http://stem.oregonstate.edu/jobs/AISL-FRA-2015

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.

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.

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.

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 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 Closes Oct. 3.

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.

Office Specialist 2 – The Graduate School invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0016134. Full consideration date is Oct. 5. Closes Oct. 12.

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.

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.  Closes Oct 7.

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.

Acting Head Advisor – College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), This position is anticipated to last approximately 6 months. Posting# 0016031.  Closes Oct. 8.

Education Program Asistant 1 – Extension SNAP-Ed Program invites applications for a part-time (.95 FTE), Education Prgram Assistant 1 position. Posting #0016098. Closes Oct. 12.

Education Program Assistant 1 – OSU Extension Service invites applications for a part-time .75 FTE (approximately 30 hours per week), appointment as an Education Program Assistant 1 serving the Curry County 4-H Youth Development program located in Gold Beach.  Posting #0016092. Closes Oct. 12.

Academic Counselor – The Educational Opportunities Program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Counselor position. Posting #0016078. Closes Oct. 16.  For full consideration, please apply by Oct. 12.

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.

Marketing Communications Manager – Extended Campus is seeking a Marketing Communications Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. To view posting and apply, please visit posting #0016080. Posting closes Oct 14.

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 Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center is recruiting to fill one full-time, 12-month, classified Accountant 1 position. Posting # 0015917. Closes Oct. 18.

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 Oct. 18.

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.

Academic Counselor – The Educational Opportunities Program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Counselor position. Posting #0016078. Closes Oct. 23.  For full consideration, please apply by Oct. 19.

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.

Grant Writer –  The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Grant Writer. Posting #0016081. Apply by Oct. 20.

Faculty Research Assistant-  The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning invites applications for a part-time (.6 FTE),  Faculty Research Assistant position.  Posting #0016079.  For full consideration please apply by Oct. 24.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invited applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position that will serve the area of Umatilla and Morrow Counties in the Columbia Plateau Region. Posting #0016084. Closes Oct. 25.

Coordinator – SNAP-Ed Program – OSU Extension Service invites applications for a part-time (.85 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator position in Clatsop County. Posting #0016091. Closes Oct. 30.

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.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (Practice) position with the 4-H Youth Development Program serving Hood River County. Posting #0016088. Closes Nov. 9.

Assistant Professor –  OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor with the 4-H Youth Development Program in Deschutes County. Posting #0016086. Closes Nov. 10.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: “Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.” ~ Wallace StegnerGradual clearing today, high of 73, low of 47. Sunny after morning clouds tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 74, low of 45. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Cloudy today, high of 60, low of 49. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

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

 

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