OSU Today

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

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.

OSU researchers study injuries among crabbers (KLCC)

While the commercial Dungeness crab fishery is the most valuable fishery in Oregon, it’s also a very dangerous occupation. As crab season finally gets underway, researchers at Oregon State University are studying non-fatal injuries among crab fishermen and women. (see also Medical Xpress, Science Codex)

The Oregonian’s Best Northwest books of 2015 (Oregonian)

No. 1 “The Last Love Song” by Tracy Daugherty.

Get indoor pests to bug off without chemicals (Herald & News)

Insects lurking under leaves, climbing up stems and settling into the soil of houseplants frustrate indoor gardeners to no end. But there are answers, according to Amy Dreves, an entomologist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

As if slavery weren’t enough, six other reasons to avoid shrimp (Mother Jones)

The Oregon State University ecologist and mangrove expert J. Boone Kauffman estimates farmed shrimp has 10 times the carbon footprint of beef raised in cleared rainforest land.

Underwater icicles are salty, weird-looking and dangerous (How Stuff Works NOW)

And while that may be a bit hyperbolic, brinicles can indeed be lethal to some sea creatures who wander into pools of super-cold brine that form beneath them on the ocean floor, according to Andrew Thurber, an assistant professor in ocean ecology and biogeochemistry at Oregon State University.

Food Innovation Center (Ag Info)

Oregon State University has formulated an entity that they call The Food Innovation Center Agricultural Experiment Station or FIC. The FIC is a resource for client based Product and Process Development, Packaging Engineering and Shelf Life Studies, and Consumer Sensory Testing.

US researchers welcome new approach to medication counseling (Cihan)

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have recently found that a new type of medication counseling can increase the safety of patients in the United States who use prescription drugs.

Extension delays service district plan (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State University Extension Service has decided to delay its efforts to put a proposed Benton County service district before the voters.

OSU-Cascades Campus long range development planning advisory groups prepare for second work sessions (Cascade Business News)

The community advisory groups working to contribute to Oregon State University – Cascades’ long range development plan are preparing to further refine their recommendations. The advisory groups’ next work sessions will take place on Thursday, January 7.

Today

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Julie Pfeiffer, UT Southwestern Medical Center will present a seminar “How gut microbes enhance enteric virus infectivity”on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

Upcoming events

The Mental Fitness Movement Challenge kickoff: OSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is hosting a challenge to improve mental well-being.  The Mental Fitness Movement kickoff event is Thursday, Jan. 7 at noon in the MU Journey Room and will include an introduction to the challenge, free food, raffle prizes, and a speaker to introduce our first challenge topic: Mindfulness.

Professional Faculty Leadership Association Winter Luncheon: Thursday, Jan. 7, , 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The LaSells Stewart Center Gallery. Lunch buffet is presented by OSU Catering featuring new and favorite menu items. “Mindful Living Resources” will be presented by speaker, Michele Ribeiro, Interim Assistant Director of Mental health Promotion Counseling and Psychological Services (PACS) Mind Spa. Luncheon cost: $15, pay at the door or send check to Karren Cholewinski, 510 Kerr Administration Building. RSVP is required PFLA Luncheon Registration

OSU STEM Leaders symposium: The OSU STEM Leaders program will hold its first annual symposium on Saturday, Jan. 9 in the MU Horizon room. Students will present the results of research they have been performing with OSU faculty members over the past three terms. The first session runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon and the second will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kevin Ahern (ahernk@onid.orst.edu) or Sophie Pierszalowski (pierszas@oregonstate.edu).

Benton Hall Slope Planning Study Open House Jan. 14: Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop in anytime between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at this Open House event (MU Rm 206) to learn about this project and to share input and ideas regarding circulation in the area surrounding historic Benton Hall – focusing on pedestrian accessibility, bicycle circulation, vehicle circulation, parking and lighting. (more info)

World Languages and Cultures, The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, is pleased to present Irene Hardwicke Olivieri:  Secrets of the Creatures.  Olivieri grew up in South Texas and has lived in Latin America and studied art in New York City.  While many paintings are personal or deal with social and environmental justice issues, all are evocative of universal themes.  On view:  Jan. 4-March 11.  Reception:  Thursday, Jan. 14, 3-5 p.m.

Retirement Reception for Bruce Weber: You are invited to a retirement reception to honor Bruce Weber, who is retiring after more than 40 years as a professor with Applied Economics (formerly Agricultural and Resource Economics) and the Extension Service.  The celebration is Thursday  Jan. 14, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ag Science room of the LaSells Stewart Center. Hors d’oeuvres, cake, and beverages will be served.

MLK Day of Service: Registration for the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service on Saturday Jan. 16 is now open! Students, faculty, staff, and their partners and children are all invited to participate in OSU’s largest day of service of the year. Projects will take place at various times with all projects starting in the morning. A light breakfast, snacks, and hot lunch will be provided to volunteers by the Community and Cultural Food Program. Check in at the MU Horizon Room 49, and transportation to all projects will be provided. Pre-registration required. For more info: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/mlk.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! “De-junking Your Life:” Space is still available in the workshop, “De-junking Your Life,” sponsored by the Center for Learning and Organizational Development and held on Jan. 13. This program will help you manage the small and big things in life, including bringing things to completion and organizing clutter, so that you can be fully present at work and at home. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23 for details and registration.

Knauss Fellowship webinar: The Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship matches graduate students interested in marine policy with hosts in the legislative and executive branches for a one-year position in Washington DC. Oregon Sea Grant will give a webinar for interested students on Friday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. Early registration is required. Please register by emailing seagrant.admin@oregonstate.edu by Jan 6.

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.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems at OSU: Join the Research Office for lunch on Jan. 15 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in MU206 to discuss UAS at OSU. Topics will range from interim policy, future plans and how to leverage efforts by other members of the OSU community. If interested in flying UAS, please plan to attend.  RSVP to mark.peters@oregonstate.edu

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshops with OSU Extension horticulture faculty, Ross Penhallegon: Classes will be held rain or shine. $20 a class. Click below for online registration or call 541-766-6750. Thursday, Jan. 21 from 1-3 P.M. @ Lewis Brown Research Farm, 33329 Peoria Rd. Corvallis -or- Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 1-3 p.m. @ Grandpas Farm Stand, 36483 HWY 226 Albany.

Deepak Chopra comes to OSU on Feb. 23: Deepak Chopra, author of more than 100 books in 35 languages, will speak about the future of well-being at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center in Coveralls on Feb. 23. Tickets are available at iamgenie.org (click on events) or www.picatic.com/deepakatOSU at three levels: $59 (bronze), $79 (silver) and (gold) $179 , which includes a one-hour reception with Chopra at 6 p.m.

News for Employees

NEW! Center for the Humanities fellowship: The Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Resident Research Fellowship Program. The deadline to submit proposals is next Thursday, Jan. 14. Application forms and information about awards may be found online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/fellowship-program.

NEW! Sing in University Chorale: University Chorale is a conducting lab for students studying choral conducting and needs singers to participate in the choir. This is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned chorus for campus and community singers of all levels. Beginners are welcome. At the end of the term, there will be an informal concert. UC meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Benton Hall 204. For more information, contact Sandra Babb, sandra.babb@oregonstate.edu.

Women’s Giving Circle: The OSU Women’s Giving Circle is currently accepting proposals for grants to be awarded in May 2016. The applications are due by Friday, Jan. 15. For more information please visit http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=4389. Questions contact Kellie Parker at 541-737-4691 or Kellie.Parker@oregonstate.edu.

Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) 2016: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF 2016 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Program guidelines and application: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/research-equipment-reserve-fund. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Jan. 11.

Honors College course proposals and grants: OSU tenured/tenure-track, senior instructor, and emeritus faculty are invited to submit honors course proposals for 2016-2017 at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/course-proposals.  Any course in the General Catalog may be offered as an honors course; proposals for interdisciplinary colloquia are also welcome. Faculty may apply for Meehan course development grants of up to $3000 to develop experiential learning opportunities for honors courses.  For more information: tara.williams@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6412.  Deadline: Jan. 15.

The Source: The latest edition of The Source, e-news from the College of Agricultural Sciences, is now available at http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/thesource/2015/fall-2015. This edition will show you our renovated home in Strand Agriculture Hall, and a fascinating variety of activities our faculty, staff and students engage in here in the College and Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station.

New OSUsed Store schedule: The OSUsed Store, OSU’s on-campus thrift store, has changed its public sales hours to Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Fridays noon-3 p.m. This means extra times to shop, more evening times, and a schedule that does not change from week-to-week. Staff may shop for their departments Mondays – Thursdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Details on Surplus Property’s website.

Campus Mail Envelopes: A reminder to the campus community – if you have an abundance of empty campus mail envelopes on hand, please return them with your mail driver.

USPS Rate Increases: There will be a rate increase effective Jan. 17.  While this will not effect the rate of postage stamps, there are some significant increases in Priority Mail shipments, ranging from 10-15%.  For a complete list of rate increases, please visit usps.com.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Bulletin – Evacuation  Evacuations are more common than many people realize. Fires and floods cause evacuations most frequently across the U.S. and almost every year, people along coastlines evacuate as hurricanes  approach. In addition, hundreds of times a year, transportation and industrial accidents release harmful substances, forcing many people to leave their homes.  Download this month’s Preparedness Bulletin at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics for more information.

Faculty senate ballots: Faculty Senator Nomination Ballots have been distributed; however, if you haven’t received a ballot but believe that you’re eligible to vote, please contact vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu and include your name and Senate apportionment unit and/or unit in which you are employed. Please note that the ballots indicate that voting will close at noon on Jan. 5, but the ballots will be reset to close at noon on Jan. 6.  If your name appears on the Election Ballot, which will be distributed later this week, please hold Jan. 14 from 3-5 p.m. for the next Faculty Senate meeting; newly elected Senators will be notified next week. New Senator Orientation will occur on Feb. 11 from 1-2:45 p.m., immediately preceding the Faculty Senate meeting which begins at 3 p.m.; both the orientation and Faculty Senate meeting will be in the LaSells Stewart Center.

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.

Recreational Sports Winter Membership: Kick off 2016 with a happier, healthier you! Recreational Sports membership offers state-of-the-art facilities, and the opportunity for individuals to engage in our dynamic community while on their pursuit of well-being. Explore the different types of membership we offer, and learn about how you can receive a $15/month reimbursement through PEBB  towards your membership.

Extended Recreation Services Hours: The Recreation Services desk at Dixon Recreation Center will be open extended hours January 4-14 to meet your membership and registration needs. Stop by to register your intramural team, sign up for safety classes, purchase a fit pass, and so much more!  Extended hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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.

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 – Jan. 10, to install the new steam line for Johnson Hall (View Map). Detour signs will be posted and Corvallis Transit will be rerouted as necessary.

Jobs

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

Accountant 1 – The Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Accountant 1 position. Posting #0016782. Closes Jan. 6.

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 (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 Jan. 8.

Supervisor – Mechanical – Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center is seeking applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), Supervisor – Mechanical in our Facilities Department.  This position will be located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR.  Posting # 0016781. Closes Jan. 8.

Faculty Research Assistant. The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a Faculty Research Assistant to work with a team of oceanographers to participate in the conception, development, testing, and implementation of new oceanographic instrumentation. Posting #0016657. For full consideration apply by Jan. 8.

The Academic Success Center is seeking an Academic Advisor Consultant. This is a full-time(1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0016845. Closes Jan. 11.

Administrative Program Assistant –Disability Access Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0016794. Closes Jan. 11.

Administrative Program Assistant – The School of Writing, Literature, and Film in the College of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0016724. Closes Jan. 11.

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.

Internship & Employment Coordinator.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position as Internship & Employment Coordinator.  Posting # 0016840.  Full consideration Jan. 15. Closes Jan. 22.

The University Administrative Business Center is seeking two Managers – Finance and Accounting.  This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Manager. Position # 0016827. Full consideration Jan. 15. Closes Jan. 25.Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator– The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Coordinator position. Posting #0016738. Closes Jan. 15.

Office Specialist 2 position with the Oregon Natural Resources Education Program, Forestry and Natural Resource Extension at OSU.  Posting #0016727. Closes Jan. 15.

Assistant Registrar – The Office of the Registrar invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Assistant Registrar position. Posting #0016737. Closes Jan. 15.

 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.

Multimedia Tech Designer – The OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Multimedia Tech Designer. Posting #0016713.  For full consideration apply by Jan. 17.

Instructor – Engineering.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month position as Engineering Instructor.  Posting # 0016787.  Full consideration date is Jan. 18. Closes Jan. 29.

Finance Coordinator – The Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Supervisor – Finance (Finance Coordinator) position. Posting #0016775. Closes Jan. 18.

Science Writer –  The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Science Writer. Posting #0016856. For full consideration apply by: Jan. 20.

NEW! Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position as Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment.  Posting # 0016860.  Full consideration date is Jan. 22, closes Jan. 29.

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.

Sea Grant is seeking a Grants/Contracts Technician.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12- month, classified staff employee. Posting # 0016811. Closes Jan. 28.

Director – The Office of Student Life invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Director of New Student Programs and Family Outreach position. Posting #0016716. Closes Jan. 31.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Extension programs of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences  invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016735. Closes Jan. 31.

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.

Oregon State University’s Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit  is seeking a Public Issues Education Leader. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # 0016808. For full consideration apply by Jan. 31.

Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology-The College of Agricultural Sciences & the Department of Botany/Plant Pathology invites applications for a 9-month 1.0 FTE tenure-track position at the Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center in Central Point, OR.  Posting #0016760.  Closed Feb. 10

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.

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.

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.

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.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Marketing Conversion Assistant.   This position is responsible for assisting the Marketing and Recruitment Assistant Manager. This includes, but is not limited to, holding the responsibility for entering leads, email follow-up and converting. This position is a temporary full-time position that will end on July 31, 2016. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19040482  This posting will remain open until filled.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for Senior Staff Accountant. The responsibilities include, but is not limited to, maintaining and reconciling general ledger accounts, preparing month-end and year-end reports, assisting with annual budgets and reforecasts, assisting with the annual financial audits and preparing periodic financial analysis. This is Full-Time Position. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19022252 This position is open until filled.

Weather

Corvallis: “If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” ~ Maya Angelou. Chance of rain and areas of dense fog this morning, followed by a chance of rain in the afternoon and potential freezing rain tonight. High of 40, low of 33. Chance of freezing rain and then slight chance of showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain and snow today, and chance of snow tonight and tomorrow. High of 33, low of 22.

Newport: Chance of rain through tomorrow, high of 51, low of 42.

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

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