OSU Today

Wednesday, July 1, 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.

Anti-biotech Groups Obstruct Forest Biotechnology, Researchers Say (Science Daily)
Steps must be taken to create a regulatory environment that considers genetically modified trees on a scientific, case-by-case basis, and is focused on the end product rather than the process, say researchers from Oregon State University, Carnegie Mellon University and other institutions in an article in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

A morning stroll across the Rogue (Curry Coastal Pilot)
Frank Burris at the Oregon State University Extension Service office in Gold Beach wrote this article about the increasing shallowness of the Rogue estuary.

Hermiston Ag Center turns 100 (Tri-City Herald)
A century of research and education was cause for celebration Tuesday at Oregon State University’s Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center, which opened in 1909 and now serves nearly 500,000 acres of irrigated agriculture in the Columbia Basin.

Pull Up a Blanket and Enjoy Outdoor Theater This Summer
(Willamette Live)

The fourth annual Oregon State University’s Bard in the Quad performances will feature Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Twelfth Night.

The Importance of Vitamin C (Valley Bugler)
At the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, their analysis of nine large studies shows that people who consumed more than 700 milligrams of C a day were 25 percent less likely to develop heart disease.

Prepare now to prevent earthquake loss (Statesman Journal)

“We cannot prevent earthquakes, but we can learn to live with them and to survive them. When the inevitable earthquake strikes, we can be ready. But today, we are not.” — Robert S. Yeats, Professor Emeritus Oregon State University and author of Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Running in Place (Athletic Business)

At Oregon State University’s Dixon Recreation Center, 22 elliptical machines retrofitted by Clearwater, Fla.-based ReRev.com LLC are being counted on to produce 3,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

The Oregonian staff helps out at journalism camp (Oregonian)
The Newspaper Institute for Minority High School Students, sponsored by The Oregonian and Oregon State University, and funded by a generous grant from The Ethics and Excellence In Journalism Foundation, ran from June 20 to June 28. And it meant long — but intensely rewarding — days for everyone involved.

Today

OSU Evening Store, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Offering you a chance to buy used surplus equipment at great prices. Featuring computers, bicycles, furniture, and more. 644 SW 13th St.

Upcoming Events

NEW! The OSU Summer Blood Drive takes place July 14-16, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and July 17, 9:3 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event takes place inside the Red Cross Bloodmobile, which will be parked on Jefferson Way by the OSU Book Store. Sign up at givelife.org (sponsor code OSU) or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE

NEW! An OSU sound permit has been issued for the Corvallis Knights Fireworks Nights, which take place July 3 and Aug. 8, 9:45 to 10:30 p.m., at Goss Stadium.

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

News for Employees

NEW! INTO Oregon State University will be hosting two groups of teachers from around the world for a two week program through the U.S. State Department.  We are in urgent need of people to host one or two teachers for dinner on July 23, with a 5 p.m. pick-up at The Gem residence hall on Monroe Street and Kings Boulevard. We also need dinner hosts for a second group of teachers on Aug. 6, with a 5 p.m. pick-up from The Gem residence hall. If you would like to host one or two teachers for dinner on either or both dates, please email Candy Pierson-Charlton — candace.pierson-charlton@orst.edu or call her at 541-737-6981.

NEW! INTO Oregon State University will be hosting two groups of teachers from around the world for a two-week program through the U.S. State Department. We are in urgent need of people to serve as conversation partners for our first group of teachers. Conversation partners will meet with two teachers from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 21 and July 28. We also need conversation partners for our second group of teachers. Conversation partners will meet with two teachers from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 4 and Aug. 11. If you would like to be a conversation partner please email Candy Pierson-Charlton — candace.pierson-charlton@orst.edu or call her at 541-737-6981.

NEW! Office Specialist 2, supporting International Degree and Education Abroad within International Programs. Part time. Duties include: maintaining student participation lists and database of education abroad participants; entering student budget and enrollment information into Banner; and enrolling students in OUS study abroad insurance. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting number 0004387.  Closing date July 13.

NEW! Project and Business Analyst – Student Finance, Office of Business Affairs, full time, $42,000-52,000/monthly plus benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing Date: 07/7/09. OSU is an AA/EOE.

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.

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

Goss Stadium/Benton Place: Due to the Corvallis Knights fireworks show, the parking lot east of Goss Stadium and on-street parking along Benton Place will be temporarily shutdown.  This affects the entire parking lot south of Snell Hall and the south parking spaces along Benton Place (east of Goss Stadium and west of the heat plant and McAlexander Field House).  All vehicles should be removed from these spaces by 5 p.m. on July 3. The parking areas should be reopened by noon July 5.

Ballard Hall Extension:
Due to repairs to the building hot water system, all domestic hot water services will be temporarily shutdown.  This will affect all rooms on all floors throughout the building. The shutdown is necessary to replace 1/2 inch copper 45 degree ell on the hot water system. The shutdown will begin at 7:30 a.m. today and should be completed by 10:30 p.m.

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.

Weather

Today’s high should be 88 with a low of 52, and may climb to 93 by Thursday. The holiday weekend is looking hot and sunny. Plants are getting dry out there so be careful with any fireworks you bring home.

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