OSU Today

Friday, Oct. 2, 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.

Climate change? Mt. Hood’s fading summer skiing (Gear Junkie)

“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 receives $3 million grant from NSF (Gazette-Times)

The grant will establish a new program called the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship, which is aimed at improving the way graduate students are educated to give them more cross disciplinary experience, said Lorenzo Ciannelli, a professor of ocean ecology who is a principal investigator on the project.

Eastern Oregon farmers adapt to deal with years of drought (Capital Press)

“It’s kind of been all of the above,” said Stuart Reitz, an Oregon State University cropping systems extension agent in Malheur County. “Growers are doing what they have to do to make a crop.”

Corvallis man arrested in indecent-exposure cases (Oregonian)

David J. Brown, 19, was booked into the Benton County Jail on suspicion of public indecency, a Class C felony. Bail is set at $75,000. (see also the Gazette-Times)

US prof warns berry growers of SWD (Good Fruit & Vegetables, Australia)

Oregon State University department of horticulture Professor Dr Bernadine Strik says Australian berry growers, governments and academics should be working together to formulate a plan in case spotted win drosophila (inset) ever arrives.

Microbiome meals (The Scientist)

 The team’s methodology may be applicable to many different gut microbiome-related questions, said microbiologist Thomas Sharpton of Oregon State University who was not involved in the study. “I think this will go down as significant advance in field,” said Sharpton. “It provides us with a tool kit for a mechanistic understanding of the microbiome.” For example, he said, “you could imagine the same procedure applied to variety of mice with genetic mutations.”

Dogs don’t fare well compared to wolves (Register-Guard)

When you call your dog your “fur baby,” you’re making a statement that’s deeper and truer than you may have realized. That’s the upshot of a study conducted by Oregon State University assistant professor Monique Udell and published recently in a Royal Society journal called Biology Letters.

OSU increases patrols on campus following Roseburg shooting (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University officials say they have increased patrols on campus following reports of a deadly shooting at a community college in Roseburg.

Tour of prize-winning tree farm set for Saturday (Gazette-Times)

In addition to a tour led by the Vollmers, Steve Bowers, an Oregon State University harvesting specialist, will speak about the issues involved with timber harvests on small acreages.

Saturday

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Faculty/Staff FREE Nutrition Sessions:  The OSU dietetic interns are offering free 60-minute nutrition counseling sessions to faculty and staff.  Appointments are available on Fridays during fall term on Oct. 9, Nov. 13, and Dec. 4 with appointment times available at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m..  The sessions can count towards your HEM activities.  Email michelle.bump@oregonstate.edu to schedule your appointment.

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.

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! Zotero (Oct. 5) and EndNote (Oct 6) Workshops: The OSU Libraries Fall Grad Student & Faculty Workshop Series kicks off on October 5th with a session on learning to capture, manage and cite your research sources with Zotero (Intro and Intermediate/Advanced sessions). If Zotero doesn’t suit you, on Oct. 6 you can try EndNote (Basic and Intermediate/Advanced), another option for capturing, managing and citing your research sources. View all the offerings in the fall series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication presentations: OSU Libraries and Press is hosting three candidates for this open position. Trevor Bond will present at an open forum on Oct.6, Bobby Glushko will present on Oct. 13, and Brian Rosenblum presents on Oct. 29. All open forum presentations are 9:15-10 a.m. in the Valley Library’s Willamette Room.

NEW! Quantifying Experience: The Seduction of Neuroscientific Explanation in the Dopamine Democracy.   The first lecture in the Philosopher, Citizen, Scientist Lecture Series sponsored by the Phronesis Lab will be given by Mark Tschaepe.  He has published on a range of topics in philosophy, including scientific explanation, education, & bioethics. His current work pertains to guessing as a part of inquiry, explanatory virtues, and implicit values of hypotheses, especially within epidemiology. Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 4 – 5:30 p.m., Milam Hall 301.

NEW! Genome Sequencing at OSU: At the Oct. 8 meeting of Triad, OSU’s staff and faculty club, Brent Kronmiller of the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing will discuss projects underway at the center. Triad meets in the LaSells Stewart Center, Ag Production Room, 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! Center for Teaching and Learning 2015 Fall Transformative Learning Symposium: Join your colleagues at CTLs Transformative Learning Symposium on Wed., Oct. 21. Check-in and  continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. in the MU Horizon Room 49. Sessions throughout the day will cover a broad variety of topics, including transforming cooperative and learning environments, student study skills, innovative course design, work life balance and CANVAS. Learn more and register at  http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/fall-2015-symposium-transformative-learning

 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

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.

Traffic and maintenance

Parking permits: Parking Services would like to remind everyone that beginning 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.

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.

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.

Research Associate (Post Doc) – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) for the Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii research program. Posting #0016166. Closes Oct. 25.

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.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is looking for one full-time Office Specialist 2 to join our reception team.  Posting #0016130.  Closes Oct. 26.

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) – Oregon Extension services in Lane County and the College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016145. Closes Oct. 31.

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.

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

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: ‘Only today,’ he said, ‘today, in October sun, it’s all gold—sky and tree and water. Everything just before it changes looks to be made of gold.’ ~ Eudora Welty. Patchy fog then mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers tonight. High of 72, low of 46. Mostly sunny this weekend.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, slight chance of showers tonight and tomorrow, sunny Sunday. High today of 70, low of 39.

Newport: Patchy fog then mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers tonight. High of 61, low of 50. 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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