OSU Today

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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.

Galleon shipwreck (History Detectives, PBS)
OSU faculty member Mike Burgett is interviewed by Elyse Luray during this segment. The show aired Monday night.

House passes field burn ban (Democrat-Herald)
Most field burning in the Willamette Valley will be banned starting next year, the legislature has decided. Rep. Andy Olson, R-Albany, opposed the bill on the floor. Olson distributed an analysis by Oregon State University showing that farmers may lose money on annual ryegrass if they are not allowed to burn at all.

Managing pain, there are answers
(Medford Mail Tribune)

OSU extension faculty Sharon Johnson, an associate professor in health and human sciences at Oregon State University, talks about pain management.


The OSU Alumni Association will host a retirement reception to honor Steve Smith from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center in the Giustina Living Room.  Smith is retiring as associate director for finance and alumni center operations with 16 years of service to OSU.   All are welcome to attend the reception and celebrate Steve’s retirement.  Please contact Kristin at kristin.brogdon@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

Upcoming Events

The Summer Institute on Research Methodology will be held July 7 to 10, hosted by the College of Health and Human Sciences. Introductory and advanced courses are offered by the Methodology Core over a period of four days. The 2009 introductory course provides instruction in the use of Mplus. Please register using the online form available on the website, http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/summerinstitute/ Further information regarding the College of Health and Human Sciences Methodology Core can be found at: http://www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/methodology/core.html .

For more current and upcoming events, go to http://oregonstate.edu/events/

News for Employees

NEW! Administrative Program Assistant, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology. Full time.  This recruitment has been approved by the Provost, as an internal search. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting number 0004384.  Closing date: July 12.

NEW! International Student Advisor & SEVIS Coordinator. Full time, 12-month fixed term professional faculty appointment. For detailed description of duties, and to apply, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/, posting number 0004362. Closing date: July 17.

Fiscal Coordinator 2, Limited Duration (4+ months) – College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, F/T. To review posting (0004376) and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.  Closing date is July 6.

Accounting Technician- College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, F/T, $2138-2960/monthly + benefits. To review posting 0004368 and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing date is July 3.

Traffic and Maintenance

Benton Hall/Cordley Hall: Weather permitting, TAPS will be repainting several parking areas during the week of June 29. As a result, the following parking lots will be temporarily shut down: Pioneer South Lot, south and west of Benton Hall, and Cordley West Lot, west of Cordley Hall. Work will begin at 7 a.m. June 29 and should be done by 5 p.m. July 2.

Moreland Hall parking lot: Due to geo tech work, the Moreland parking lot will be temporarily shutdown. This is the parking lot on 26th Street, south of the Native American Longhouse and Moreland Hall. All parking spaces will be affected between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 6.


Sunny skies continue as the highs reach 80, with an overnight low of 49. Tomorrow highs should be 88, and may climb to 91 by Thursday.

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