OSU Today

Thursday, Oct. 1, 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.

OPB’s ‘Unprepared’ looks at whether Oregon’s ready for a megaquake (we’re not) (Oregonian)

“Unprepared” features interviews with some of Oregon’s earthquake experts, including Oregon State University professor Chris Goldfinger. We also see Goldfinger and others on a research trip to Japan, gathering information about that country’s preparation for, and recovery from, massive earthquakes and tsunamis.

OSU researchers develop new approach to treat eczema (News Medical)

Pharmaceutical researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new approach to treat eczema and other inflammatory skin disorders that would use individual tests and advanced science to create personalized treatments based on each person’s lipid deficiencies. (see also Plastic Surgery Practice)

Outdoor school benefit serves up support (Gazette-Times)

SB 439 tapped the Oregon State University Extension Service to create Outdoor School curriculum and manage the program statewide, so it made sense to hold a fundraiser awareness event in the mid-valley, Fitchett said. She’s also familiar with Albany herself, having spent part of her school years at Takena Elementary and West Albany High schools.

OSU scientists urge caution on UN sustainability goals (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University scientists have expressed concerns about recently adopted United Nations sustainable development goals. In a commentary published in Nature Geoscience, the researchers suggest that these goals, which are designed to guide national and international actions for the next 15 years, can only be met if the Earth science community becomes more engaged and begins to “deliver on its social contract with society.”

Ag impacts local economy to the tune of $290 million (Herald & News)

Those are the big numbers from a talk Willie Riggs, director of the Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center gave to the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association when it visited Klamath Falls last week.

Research shows some of the value of OSU’s Extension Service (Editorial: Herald & News)

There’s no actual connection between the local voters’ decision and this particular experiment, which had to be far along before the election and involve funds that didn’t come from Klamath County. It is, however, a good illustration of the sorts of things the state-wide Extension Service does. Finding crops that grow with limited water can provide valuable guidance to Klamath County, whose annual agricultural sales can range up to about $300 million.

Today

NEW! Parking permits: Parking Services would like to remind everyone that beginning today, Oct. 1, a valid daily, monthly, or 2015-16 Zonal annual permit is required to park on campus. The 2014-15 Zonal annual permits expired on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Parking Representatives will be in the field checking for vehicles that do not have a valid permit displayed, or for vehicles with valid permits that are not parked in the proper zone. If you have any questions, contact Parking Services at 541- 737-2583, or at parking@oregonstate.edu, or visit http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/parking.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center Grand Opening: Thursday, Oct. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Room 311 of Plageman Student Health Center. All are invited to the grand opening of the OSU Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center. Speakers will include: OSU President Ed Ray, sexual violence survivor and advocate Brenda Tracy, and ASOSU President Cassie Huber. Refreshments will be served. For more information about the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center, go to studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/advocacy.

NEW! KAMUI & Mika Kobayashi Live: Tickets available for Japanese Arts and Culture Experience Project live feature event with Samurai Sword Artists KAMUI led by Tetsuro Shimaguchi, choreographer/actor of Kill Bill Vol.1, and Mika Kobayashi, singer of Attack on Titan and Final Fantasy. Oct. 10 at LaSells Stewart Center, 7-9 p.m., doors: 6 p.m. Sponsored by Student Events & Activities. Information/accommodations related to disability, contact: japanesestudentassociation@oregonstate.edu.

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.

Save the date – Retirement Reception for Deborah Maddy:  A retirement reception to celebrate and recognize the work and achievements of Deborah Maddy, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement and Associate Director of the OSU Extension Service, will be held  Thursday, Oct. 22, 3:30 – 5 p.m., in the MU 104 Joyce Powell Journey Room. Deb will retire on Oct. 31 after 18 years of OSU service.

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! Great Builders, public lecture, Oct. 5, 4 p.m., featuring veteran builder and award-winning civil engineering historian, Paul Giroux. The presentation is the first lecture of the new OSU CCE Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by Kiewit. Free, 4 p.m., Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Center. Reception to follow event. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at: http://cce.oregonstate.edu/dls 

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! Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: OSU’s 2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the calendar year 2014 is now available at: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/files/compliance/clery/osu_clery_asfsr.pdf. This report, as federally mandated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, informs the OSU community of reported crimes occurring on and around OSU campuses for the previous three calendar years. The 2015 report includes data from the calendar years 2012, 2013 and 2014 with updates for 2013. A printed copy may be picked up at the Office of Human Resources, 204 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331 or a copy may be requested by emailing  HR.Compliance@oregonstate.edu.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

The College of Agricultural Science Administration invites applications for a full time, 12-month, classified Grants and Contract Coordinator position.  For more information, please see posting #0015902. Posting closes on Oct. 8.

Accountant 1 (Extended) – The Arts & Sciences Business Center (ASBC) invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), Accountant 1 positions. Posting #0015994.  Closes Oct. 8.

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:“In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible.” ~ Elizabeth George Speare. Mostly sunny after morning fog, high of 73, low of 48. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, high of 72, low of 42. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Patchy fog then mostly sunny, high of 60, low of 50. 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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