OSU Today

Wednesday, Nov. 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.

This hilarious song shows how frustrated scientists can get when you ignore climate change (Upworthy)

The music video he posted to YouTube and recorded in his home studio in Corvallis, Oregon, where he’s a doctoral candidate at Oregon State University, is as ridiculous as the task it describes: repeatedly presenting hard evidence to an unpersuadable minority.

Civil War fever fuels annual blood drive (Portland Tribune)

For the 14th consecutive year, alumni associations from the University of Oregon and Oregon State University will be whipping area sports fans into a frenzy in an effort to bolster blood donations at a time of year when donations tend to drop off.

Leaders of the band face off Friday for Civil War (Portland Tribune)

Five years ago, they were drum majors together in the Hilhi Marching Band. On Friday, Sarah Massey and Julia Fischer will sit on opposing sides of the football field during the Civil War football game between the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers.

Baker County grower named Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year (Go Local PDX)

“The Defreeses can always be counted on to provide woodland owners, ranchers and anyone else in the community with thoughtful, insightful, well-reasoned and knowledgeable input on any of a host of land management interests or concerns,” said Bob Parker, the Baker County Oregon State University (OSU) Forestry Extension Agent

History of the Civil War Game at the Lake County Historical Society (Lake County Examiner)

Lake County Examiner Managing Editor Kurt Liedtke was the featured guest speaker at the Lake County Historical Society’s meeting in Lakeview, Ore. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, providing a history of the University of Oregon – Oregon State University football rivalry.

Turkeys aren’t as dumb as they’re made out to be (Digital Journal)

First of all, in the early 1990s, Tom Savage, a poultry scientist and animal science professor at Oregon State University and his colleagues discovered that some turkeys had an inherited genetic condition called tetanic torticollar spasms. This condition causes the birds to act unnaturally, sometimes cocking their heads and starting at the sky for 30 seconds or more.


Bend: OSU-Cascades in Bend is closed today due to snow and ice. This includes operations at Cascades Hall, the Graduate & Research Center and Annex.

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.

NEW! Think Out Loud: Gregg Walker, professor in speech communication and a member of the graduate faculty in water resources policy and management will be a guest today at noon (Wed. Nov 25) on OPB radio’s “Think Out Loud” program. Walker will talk about the upcoming climate change negotiations in Paris.

NEW! Actor discussion: Actor and director Amanda Bearse will be speaking to TA 360, Multicultural American Theatre on her work in Hollywood and New York and about her public “coming out” long before Ellen Degeneres. She will also talk about the difficulty of being a “woman of a certain age” working as a director in Los Angeles. The class meets in the Lab Theatre, Withycombe 173 at 1 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 25. All are invited.

Women of Color student support group: This group seeks to provide a supportive space for women of color to share their experiences in a predominantly white institution, explore the intersections of identity and receive and extend support and compassion to other women of color, as well as build community. Every Wednesday, 2:30-4 p.m., Women’s Center. For more information: shaznin.daruwalla@oregonstate.edu.

Upcoming events

NEW! Web Communications & Content Strategy Meetup: Join the OSU web community in discussing and learning about creating and maintaining helpful web content for our many audiences from 2- 3:30 p.m., Dec. 1 in Kidder 202. Check out the agenda or contact Erin.Martin@oregonstate.edu to be added to the mailing list.

Free food preservation workshop. Want to make your produce last? Join the Student Sustainability Initiative and the OSU Master Food Preservers to learn the how-tos of pickling and fermentation. Monday, Nov. 30 from 5-7 p.m. in the MU Global Community Kitchen. Register online: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040F4EA9A829A57-fall

Winter Celebration: OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to take a break for holiday treats and gourmet beverages. Join President Ray in celebration and conversation. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 9:30-11 a.m., Memorial Union Lounge. For photos from last year’s event: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/lifeatosu/2014/winter-wonders/

WSE 374 Student Exhibit: Students of the Digital Fabrication course will host an informal exhibit presenting this terms’ projects, displaying skills in 3D modelling, 2D drawing, design, and machine set-up and use to manufacture projects utilizing modern workflow with CNC router technology. Learn more about their projects and the information they acquired about the applications of these techniques to the secondary wood products industries. 3- 5 p.m., Dec. 4, 1st Floor Knuckle Richardson Hall.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! BCC Assistant Director: Diversity & Cultural Engagement is hosting a presentation for a candidate for the Assistant Director of the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Nov. 30, in MU 211. Latashia Harris is visiting OSU from George Mason University, and currently serves as the Associate Director of Women & Gender Studies. Harris holds a M.A. in Urban Affairs from Norfolk State University and a B.S. in Communications from Mississippi College, Clinton MS.

NEW! Indian Boarding School talk: Kenneth Runningcrane-Real from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota will be speaking to the TA 360 class on Monday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m., in Withycombe 173. Real’s talk will describe his experience with his mother hiding him from the “black robes” to protect him from the Indian Boarding Schools and Native American traditions.

NEW! Is continuing education worth the investment?: Continuing education takes many forms, each with its own cost and opportunities. Join us virtually as we delve into the options. Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Virtual Event. Free for students and OSUAA members.

NEW! Diversity Career Symposium 2016: Oregon State University and University of Oregon are hosting a day-long career development event Jan. 29 in Salem, for students who identify with communities who are traditionally underrepresented on campus and in professional settings. Students, alumni, and employers will engage in professional development workshops, hear from inspiring speakers and connect with each other through several networking opportunities. This free for students and there are 150 spots available. Faculty and staff should encourage students to register and attend.

Fisheries and Wildlife discussion: Jim Hall, Stream Team Wooden Chair and Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, will speak on “50 years and many lampreys,” 10 a.m., Nov 30, Nash Hall Room 32.

Picking and preservation workshop: The Student Sustainability Initiative is holding a picking and preservation workshop. Join SSI and OSU Master Preservers to learn about picking and fermentation. All participants will leave with their own jar and make one to donate to the OSU Emergency Food Pantry. The class is free, but sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040F4EA9A829A57-fall. 5-7 p.m., Nov. 30, MU Global Community Kitchen.

Sustaining global fisheries production: Join Ray Hilborn, professor in the School of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Washington, for a discussion on some of the data used to identify the status of fish stocks and fisheries and how to sustainably manage them. LaSells Stewart Center, Monday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/features/hilborn/

Campus forums for the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs position:  Forums will be held as follows: Susan Capalbo – Dec.1, 11 a.m. – noon, 115 Hallie Ford Center; Brenda McComb – Dec. 2, 11 a.m. – noon, 115 Hallie Ford Center;  Sherman Bloomer – Dec. 3, 11 a.m. – noon, 115 Hallie Ford Center. Campus Forum are open to all and will include introductory comments followed by Q&A. All three forums will be streamed live via the web and recorded for later viewing.  Instructions on viewing the forums will be shared soon. Please contact Gigi Bruce gigi.bruce@oregonstate.edu if you have questions.

News for Employees

NEW! Professional attire donations sought: OSU MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences), is currently seeking donations of ‘lightly used’ professional business attire for our 11th annual Career Wardrobe event, which will be held Feb. 18, 2016 in the MU Ballroom open to all OSU students. The annual Career Wardrobe event helps all OSU students prepare for the winter term career fairs and supports student members attending the MANRRS National Conference. Current donation drop off locations are 158 or 147 Strand Agricultural Hall and OSU Career Development Center located at B008 Kerr on campus. The Portland Beaver Store is also a donation center which is located at 538 SW 6th Ave.

OSU Today reminder: OSU Today will not publish Nov. 26-27 for the holidays. Publishing will resume Monday, Nov. 30.

MLK Celebration Event Submissions: For OSU’s 34th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, the 2016 MLK Celebration Planning Committee invites you to explore Dr. King’s message: “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” The two-week celebration Jan 11-22 will consist of OSU community events submitted by student organizations and campus departments. Priority deadline: Dec. 11.

Information Services – Thanksgiving Hours: Information Services is adjusting the operating hours of our Walkup Technology Service Desk, located in the Valley Library, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Hours will be: Wednesday, Nov. 25: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday: Closed, Sunday, Nov. 29: Normal hours 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Office of Equity and Inclusion: We stand in solidarity with your struggle to be safe, valued, and respected on this campus. We have listened to you share stories of marginalization, oppression, discrimination, and aggression. We hear you, and we value you, and we stand with you in your courage and activism. Our office aims to create and sustain an inclusive environment that supports and affirms the inherent dignity and uniqueness of all members of our community, and to break down systemic barriers to inclusion. http://oregonstate.edu/oei/oei-letter-solidarity

Printing and Mailing Services Nov. 25 Hours:  On Nov. 25 our XPress Stop and Research Way locations will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please contact Ari Grossman-Naples with any questions at Ari.Grossman-Naples@oregonstate.edu

Correction: Recreational Sports – Thanksgiving Hours: RecSports facilities will be closed Nov. 26-27 for Thanksgiving, and will return to normal hours during the Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 28-29).

Staff art: The OSU Staff Art Exhibit is calling for submissions by Dec. 2.  Go to http://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/staff-art to register your creative work for display!  Up to 2 pieces per person are allowed and all with OSU are welcome to participate.  Artists, co-workers, friends and family are invited to attend a special opening reception on Dec. 17 – so register to show your artwork at this exhibit today.

OWHE funds: OSU’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering funds to cover registration costs for OSU Faculty, Staff, and Students to attend the 2016 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) conference in Bend, OR, Jan. 21-22, 2016. To apply, please complete the Application Form later than Monday, Nov. 30. Questions? Contact: Natalia Fernández natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu


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

Oregon Sea Grant is seeking a 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position for Oregon Sea Grant (OSG) and Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) serving the Oregon Coastal Region with specific emphasis on the North Coast & lower Columbia River. The position will be based in Astoria. Too apply, visit posting #0016398. Posting closes Nov. 26.

Transportation Program Manager.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Transportation Program Manager.  Posting #0016488.  Full consideration date is Nov. 18. Closes Nov. 27.

Program Coordinator—Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) Program, temporary part-time (.6-.8 FTE).Posting # 0016367, closes Nov. 27.

Extended Campus is seeking a Student Success Counselor.  This is a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. To apply, please visit posting # 0016508. Posting closes Nov. 29.

Veterinary Technicians. Oregon State University’s Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks two full-time Certified Veterinary Technicians for employment in our Small Animal Hospital Surgery Service. Posting #0015391. Closes Nov. 29.

Food Service Coordinator, University Housing & Dining Services is seeking applicants for a Full-Time, AY (10 Month) evening shift Food Service Coordinator position. Posting # 0016563.  Closes Nov. 30.

Coordinator – 4H Program – OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12 month fixed-term, 4-H Youth Development Outreach Program Coordinator position with the 4-H Youth program serving Marion County. Posting #0016586. Closes Nov. 30.

Computer Science Instructor–The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for full-time, 9- or 12-month, permanent instructors for the Computer Science programs on campus and online. Posting #0016517. For full consideration apply by Nov. 30.

Assistant Director, IT: The College of Science invites applications for Assistant Director for the CoSINe (College of Science Information Network) IT Services. Full-time, 12 month position. Posting #0016530. Closes Nov. 30.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –Oregon 4-H Youth Development serving Morrow and Umatilla counties invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016269. Closes Nov. 30.

Infrastructure Project Manager   – Information Services is seeking an Infrastructure Project Manager. This is a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0016515. Closes Nov.  30.

Administrative Assistant  –  The College of Business invites applications for a full-time Assistant to Executive Director – Strategic Initiatives (1.0 FTE). Posting #0016509. For full consideration apply by Nov. 30.

The College of Agricultural Science Administration invites applications for a full time, 12-month, classified Program Representative 1 position.  Posting #0016460. Closes Nov. 30.

Accounting Technician – The Agricultural Sciences & Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accounting Technician.  Posting #0016408.  Closes Nov. 30.

Assistant Professor Senior Research– The Department of Nuclear Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Assistant Professor Senior Research position. Posting # 0016322. Closes Nov. 30.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Crop and Soil Science is seeking applications for a full time (1.0 fte), 9-month, tenure-track, Invertebrate Crop Pest Scientist.  Posting # 0016319. For full consideration apply by Nov. 30.

Analyst Programmer – Specialized Administrative Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Analyst Programmer Competency Level 3 position. Posting #0016521. Closes Dec. 1.

Analyst Programmer – Enrollment Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Analyst Programmer position. Posting # 0016567. Closes Dec. 4.

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications) in Nature-Based Recreation Management, with appointment starting in September 2016. Posting #0016472. For full consideration, apply by Dec. 4.

Instrument Technician 1 – Mechanical–The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Instrument Technician 1 – Mechanical to provide technical support in the Materials Synthesis and Characterization labs. Posting #0016499. Closes Dec. 5.

NEW! Human Resources Consultant 2–The Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 2 position. Posting #0016584. Closes Dec. 6.

NEW! Information Technology Consultant – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Information Technology Consultant position. Posting #0016545. Closes Dec. 6.

Equity Associate – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Equity Associate position. Posting # 0016450. Closes Dec. 6.

NEW! Admissions Customer Service Representative: This position supports the Office of International Admissions providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process. Serve as a primary customer service contact for the Office of International Admissions. The employee in this position will answer the phone, respond to inquiries, greet students, applicants and others that come to the Office of International Admissions. Closes Dec. 7. Submit one Word or PDF document containing your cover letter, resume and contact information (all in ONE document): https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19028282

Accountant 1 – The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Accountant 1 position. Posting #0016597. Closes Dec. 9.

NEW! Temporary Administrative Program Assistant – IE3 Global invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Temporary Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0016588. Closes Dec 13.

Assistant Director – The Office of Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Director position. Posting # 0016546. Closes Dec. 14.

NEW! Analyst Programmer   – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 position for Information Services – Enterprise Computing Services. Posting #0016601. Closes Dec.  14.

Conference Services Manager – University Conference Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Conference Services Manager. Posting #0016481. Closes Dec. 15.

NEW! The University Marketing Department at OSU is seeking to hire one full-time Office Specialist 2. Posting#0016610. Closes Dec. 16.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor for a multi-disciplinary Extension program in pollinator health. Posting #0016548. Closes Dec. 18.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The 4-H Youth Development program in Union county invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016591. Closes Dec. 19.

OSU-Cascades: Located in Bend, Ore is seeking a Director of Public Safety. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. To apply, visit posting #0016490. Closes Dec. 23. Full Consideration Dec. 19.

The School of Psychological Science is seeking for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in Engineering Psychology. This position is at the assistant professor level, although more senior applicants will also be considered. Posting #001607.  For full consideration apply by Dec. 30.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor– The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate or Full Professor position to begin Fall 2016. Posting # 0016434. Closes Feb. 15,  with a full-consideration date of Dec. 31.

Bio Science Research Technician 1 – The Malheur County Extension office in Ontario, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Bio Science Research Technician 1 position. Posting #0016303. Closes Dec. 31.

Student Outreach Assistant (Accelerator Interns) – VP for Research invites students to apply for a part-time position as an Accelerator Intern. The program is designed to give hands on experience researching the commercialization potential of business concepts originating from the Oregon State University community. Job posting # 0014876. Closes Dec. 31.

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.

Assistant/Associate ProfessorThe School of Nuclear Science and Engineering invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE) 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, depending on qualifications. Posting #0016435. Closes Jan. 1, 2016.

Assistant Professor – Oregon State University’s Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station is seeking applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Fisheries Oceanography.  This position will be located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR. Posting # 0016538. For full consideration apply by Jan. 15, 2016.

Assistant Professor, Viticulture-The College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a 9-month 1.0 FTE tenure-track position at the Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center in Central Point, OR.  Posting #0016458. Closes Jan. 15, 2016.

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.


Corvallis: “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”~ Albert Schweitzer. We will have cookie-cutter weather through the holiday weekend, sunny every day with highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid 20s. Good for a brisk after-meal walk on Turkey Day.

Central Oregon: Scattered snow showers today, otherwise sunny and cold through the holiday weekend, with highs in the 20s to low 30s, and low dipping into the single digits at times.

Newport: Sunny today and all weekend, highs in the upper 40s, lows in the mid 30s.

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


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