OSU Today

Dec. 14-18, 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.

26th to be closed for OSU construction work (Gazette-Times)

Northwest 26th Street between Orchard and Monroe avenues will be closed starting Monday and continuing through Jan. 3 because of ongoing construction on the Johnson Hall engineering building at Oregon State University.

US House passes bill to ban body washes, soaps and toothpastes that contain microbeads (Tech Times)

A new Oregon State University study said as many as 8 million microbeads every day are being released into American waterways and aquatic ecosystems. Tinier than a pinhead, these microbeads get past water filtration systems, flow into streams and lakes, and are consumed mistakenly by fish as food, putting marine life and humans who eat them at risk of serious internal damage.

Healthy life: GMOs vs Non GMOs (KCRG- Cedar Rapids)

Glenda Hyde, Senior Instructor at Oregon State University told Ivanhoe, “Genetic engineered foods are going to become more and more important because we need foods that can be transported to areas that have drought.”

Biodiversity: Spotted owl populations in steep decline (Summit County Times)

This study provides strong evidence that barred owls are negatively affecting spotted owl populations,” said Dr. Katie Dugger, a research biologist at the USGS Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Oregon State University and lead author on the report. “The presence of barred owls was associated with decreasing spotted owl survival rates in some study areas and spotted owls were disappearing from many of their historical breeding territories as those areas were invaded by barred owls.” (see also MSN)

Don’t let sexual predators shop for colleges (Statesman Journal)

Both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University are changing their admissions procedures with the goal of maintaining safe campuses. But the two universities, both of which have dealt with high-profile sexual assault cases recently, are taking very different approaches.

Monday

Valley Library Winter Break Workshops, Dec. 14-15: The Valley Library’s Winter Break Workshop offerings are scheduled for Dec. 14-15. This holiday season, give yourself the gift of time for personal learning! Learn about managing your citations with Zotero or EndNote, build a top-notch survey with Qualtrics, or get a jump start on creating your first (or next) Data Management Plan.  Registration is encouraged but not required: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/graduate-students. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Tuesday

OSU-Cascades Science Pub: Michelle Barnhart, Associate Professor of Marketing, OSU College of Business, will speak onWho Are You Calling Old? Conflict and Negotiation in Eldercare.” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 15, Father Luke’s Room, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

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. Staff may shop for their departments 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, visit our website.

OSU Access, Lock and Key: OSU Access, Lock and Key will have a delayed opening on Wednesday, Dec. 16, due to our December All-Hands meeting. We will not open until 1 p.m.

NEW! Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Dissertation Defense: Fabian Gomez will hold his dissertation defense, titled “Modeling Transport, Retention, and Growth of Early Life Stages of Small Pelagic Fishes in the Southern Humboldt System” at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, in Burt 193.

Thursday

Board of Trustees: The Dec. 15 meeting of the Executive & Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees has been cancelled and rescheduled. The meeting will now be held on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The public can attend the meeting in the President’s Conference Room located on the sixth floor of the Kerr Administration Building. If special accommodation is required, contact Marcia Stuart at 541-737-3449 or marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance.

Friday

NEW! Printing and Mailing Services: Both Research Way and the XPress Stop will be closed on Friday Dec 18, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for our annual holiday party.  Please contact Kiara Goldtrap at kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu with questions.

Saturday

Women’s Basketball tickets: The Oregon State women’s basketball team will take on Tennessee in a battle of national powers on Dec. 19. The Beavers are currently the No. 7 ranked team in the nation, and will host the No. 8 Lady Vols in a rematch of last year’s contest in Knoxville. Faculty/staff tickets for the game are only $5, and can be purchased here: http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=PR%3ABEAVERS%3AWB15%3AWB05%3AOSUFS&linkID=oregonst&shopperContext=&caller=PR&appCode=&prc=OSUFS&ppc=OSUFS

NEW! Corvallis Repertory Singers: Candlelight and Carols, Saturday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. On the program: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Part I and Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe St., Corvallis, $10 – $23, Advance tickets available at tickettomato.com and at Grass Roots Books & Music, Gracewinds Music, Troubadour Music, Schmidt’s Garden Center in Corvallis and at Sid Stevens Jewelers in Albany. OSU students admitted for free with ID.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Corvallis Science Pub: Kathleen Bogart, assistant professor in the School of Psychological Science, will speak on “Face to Face and Heart to Heart – The Psychology of Disability and Communication,” 6 p.m., Jan. 11, Old World Deli 341 Second St., Corvallis.

NEW! Running workshop: Considering training for this year’s Corvallis Half Marathon, but don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you have questions about your training plan or are looking for a group to keep you accountable. Join SAM physical therapists Amanda Baltazar, DPT, Paul Sawicki, DPT, Nthan Smith, MPT, and Shawn Steiner, MPT, for a free running workshop highlighting the most important practices to embrace and avoid when training for a half marathon. Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 6-7:30 p.m., Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center, 845 Southwest 30th Street Corvallis (On the OSU campus). For more information, call The SAM at 541-768-7700.

Leadership Collaborative I (LCI) – Applications for the winter session LCI will be accepted now through Jan. 4, 2016. The LCI includes 5 day-long sessions on Emergent Leadership.  LCI features:  Team-Based; Engaged, Self-Directed learning; Practical, Effective Tools & Skills; and On-the-Job Implementation.  All OSU employees are encouraged to apply. There is no fee to participate.  Learn more about LCI at http://hr.oregonstate.edu/lc1-emergence  This is the last session for this academic year.

Master Recycler Class: Spots are available in the 2016 Master Recycler class, which explores all things reduce, reuse, recycle. The class is on Tuesday nights Jan. 12 through March 1, plus field trips, and is free to Linn and Benton County residents who agree to “payback” what they learned through community service. More class info and registration is on Campus Recycling’s website. Deadline is Dec. 29 but space is limited.

OSU Core Curriculum: Space is available in the supervisor, manager and lead work training, OSU Core Curriculum. This session prepares you to effectively supervise by understanding basic processes and policies for all employees that affect performance management, employee relations, safety and worker’s compensation and much more.  There is no fee to attend. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23 for information and to register.

News for Employees

NEW! Vote for your favorite OSU climate or food systems project: eXtension, a part of the Cooperative Extension System, is selecting people to co-invent the future.  eXtension will work alongside them to make a measurable impact on issues related to climate and food systems by experimenting with new tools and modeling new behaviors. Help OSU stand out by voting for your favorite OSU project (only one vote per person). Voting closes at midnight on Dec. 16. To learn more about the projects and to vote for your OSU favorite, click: Seed to Supper, Dry Farming Project, and Drones aiding food security and sustainability. If you’d like to learn about the other 97 nominated programs, go to Vote For the Corps.

NEW! Monthly Emergency Preparedness Bulletin – Shelters in Disasters  Seeking appropriate shelter is critical in times of disaster. Sheltering is appropriate when conditions require you to seek protection in your home, place of employment or other location when disaster strikes. Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics.

NEW! XPress Stop: Winter break hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Please contact us at 541-737-4941 with any questions.

NEW! Winter Break Campus Dining Hours:  With the end of Fall Term comes changes to restaurant, coffeeshop an market hours on campus. This week the following locations are open (Dec. 14-18):

Southside Station at Arnold is open for daily meal services, 8 to 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 5 to 7 p.m.

Cascadia Market, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

eCafe, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ava’s, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

JavaStop, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Java II, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bites, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Joe’s Burgers, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Panda Express, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Togo’s, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Closed this week: McNary Dining Center, Marketplace West, Bing’s at Weatherford, The Dam, Buenos, North Porch Cafe, Pangea, Dixon Cafe and Trader Bings. Check updated campus dining hours at anytime at food.oregonstate.edu.

NEW! 2-Week Recruitment System Suspension: As part of a major upgrade to OSU’s Online Recruiting System (PeopleAdmin), no new open positions can be posted between Jan. 12 and Jan. 25. This includes new student positions. Please work with your Business Center Human Resources staff to ensure time-sensitive new recruitments are posted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8. Visit the Office of Human Resources Recruitment and Selection Resources website for details, training resources and opportunities. Please contact your Business Center or Office of Human Resources – Recruitment (email: employment@oregonstate.edu) with any questions. GO LIVE for the upgraded system is scheduled for Jan. 26.

NEW! Study participants sought: Researchers in the School of EECS at Oregon State University are seeking volunteers to participate in a research study on the usability and security of Mobile Payment Solutions. The purpose of this study is primarily to understand what factors influence users’ decision to use or not use a mobile payment solution. Participants are sought who have some familiarity with Apple Pay or Android Pay and own a phone that supports either one. Participants should be 18 years or older. If you are interested, take this survey: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9sJ98YIRHXbgatD For more information contact the student researcher, Vishnu Priya, by email at rayalas@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Dec. 21 to submit the application for family members attending other former OUS Universities during Winter. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

NEW! Employees attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Dec. 31 to submit the application for employees attending other former OUS Universities during Winter. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

NEW! Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is Jan. 29 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Winter. Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For additional information, please visit: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

NEW! College of Science launches strategic plan: The College of Science is proud to launch our five-year strategic plan, LEAD: Learn, Engage, Achieve, Discover – Global Excellence in Science. The plan will help us realize our core mission of building global leaders to advance science and of achieving our vision of building a strong community of OneScience. The plan connects the College to OSU’s strategic priorities by bringing world-class leadership in research and training to marine, environmental, materials, biohealth and data sciences.

NEW! Recreational Sports – Winter Break Perks: All OSU community members can sponsor themselves into Recreational Sports for only $7/day. Take advantage of a less crowded facility, and sponsor an unlimited number of guests into Recreational Sports for $7/day each. Consider entertaining family and friends over the break – from basketball to swimming and rock climbing to racquetball, we’ve got plenty of ways to keep you and yours active and having fun!

NEW! Winter Gear Rental: Getting excited for snow? Snowshoes and ice axes and skis, oh my! The ALI Gear Rental Shop is open to the OSU community, so stop by and get ready for your next winter adventure.

Marine Studies Initiative 10-Year Strategic Plan released: Co-Leads of OSU’s Marine Studies Initiative, Jack Barth and Bob Cowen, are pleased to share the recently completed 10-Year Strategic Plan for the Marine Studies Initiative. We encourage you to read about this exciting, broad reaching initiative and see how your own interests may mesh with the goals and opportunities it presents.  Please feel free to contact us (barth@coas.oregonstate.edu, Robert.Cowen@oregonstate.edu) with your feedback, ideas, and suggestions as we move to the implementation stage. Thanks to the many folks who participated in the strategic planning process.

Synergies: Hear what Providence’s regional chief executive says about health, see a slideshow of highlights from 2015 and watch the Physical Activity Course (PAC) program in action in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ online magazine, Synergies.

Momentum! Oregon State is at the forefront of interdisciplinary efforts to combine the power of engineering with biomedical science. We highlight the work of several researchers who are making inroads in this exciting field. Meet two school heads, James Sweeney and V John Mathews, whose research focus is in bioengineering and biomedical engineering and read about the research of Elain Fu, Stephen Ramsey, Ravi Balasubramanian, Adam Higgins, Karl Schilke, and others in the latest issue of Momentum!

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 Dec. 15. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition.  November awardee’s were Debi Furay of Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport) and Sharon Betterton of College of Science.

Traffic and Maintenance

26th Street: As part of the Johnson Hall project, 26th Street will be closed from Orchard Avenue to Monroe Avenue Dec. 14 – Dec. 31, to install the new steam line for Johnson Hall (View Map). Detour signs will be posted and Corvallis Transit will be rerouted as necessary.

Winter Break Central Shuttle Route:  Beaver Bus shuttle operations will be limited to one bus on the Central route from Dec. 14, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2016. The Beaver Bus will not be running on the following OSU holidays: Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Visit http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/transportation-services/osu-beaver-bus for more information.

Jobs

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

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.

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.

Academic Advisor College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Academic Advisor. This is internal to OSU. Posting #0016658. Closes Dec. 16.

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

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Finance Specialist/Advisor, this position will work on the INTO OSU Finance Team providing support to INTO OSU students with communication and advisement relating to their student accounts. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19031402  Closes at 5 p.m. Dec. 17.

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.

Treasury Director – The Vice President for Finance and Administration is seeking a Treasury Director. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE),12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Vice President/Controller.  Posting 0016518. Closes Dec 28.

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.

NEW! Computer Science Instructors: The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University invites applications for 9- or 12-month, full-time, permanent instructors for the Computer Science programs on campus and online. These appointments are fixed-term, non-tenure track. Posting #0016517. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 31.

NEW! Operating System/Network Analyst– This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Operating System/Network Analyst, competency level 2 position for Information Technology Services – University Shared Services Enterprise. Posting # 0016698. Closes Dec. 31.

Communications and Marketing Specialist – The College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Public Information Representative 2. Posting #0016626. For full consideration, apply by Dec. 31.

Assistant/Associate/Full ProfessorThe 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.

Specialist 2-Instructional – OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Specialist 2-Instructional position. Posting #0016713. Closes Jan. 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.

Manager – Finance and Accounting – The Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Manager – Finance and Accounting. Posting #0016659. Closes Jan. 3.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Crop and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor position. Posting #0016640. Closes Jan. 3.

NEW! Executive Assistant: The Office of Vice President for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant position. Posting # 0016712. Closes Jan. 6.

Assistant Professor – The Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) and the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) invite applications for a full time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Agronomy. Posting #0016639. Closes Jan. 13.

NEW! Instrument Technician 1-Mechanical: Provides technical support in the Materials Synthesis and Characterization labs. Work will be carried out in numerous labs and shops throughout the College of Science and the College of Engineering at OSU, including a clean-room environment (gowning required). Posting #0016499. Closes Jan. 15.

Outreach Program Coordinator – The  College of Public Health & Human Sciences serving Morrow county invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Outreach Program Coordinator position. Posting #0016641. Closes Jan. 15.

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.

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.

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.

NEW! Instructor – Statistics.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month position as  Statistics Instructor.  Posting #0016700.  Full consideration date is Jan. 22. Closes Jan. 29.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice)  position. Posting #0016686. Closes Jan. 31.

NEW! Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for one or more full time nine-month tenure-track faculty positions in the area of data science and engineering broadly construed. Posting #0016447. For full consideration apply by Feb. 15.

NEW! Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for one or more full time nine-month tenure-track faculty positions in the area of energy systems. Posting #0016448. For full consideration apply by Feb. 15.

NEW! Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The Oregon State University Robotics program invites applications for full-time (1.0), 9-month, tenured or tenure-track position in robotics. Posting #0016501. For full consideration apply by Feb. 15.

Weather

Corvallis: “Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.” ~ Richard Adams. Showers and a chance of rain through the week, with rain by the weekend. Highs in the mid 40s, lows in the upper 30s.

Central Oregon: Chance of snow through the week with rain by week’s end and then back to snow. Highs in the 30s, lows in the 20s.

Newport: Chance of rain early in the week and rain by the end of the week. Highs in the upper 40s, lows in the lower 40s.

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

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