OSU Today

Friday, Jan. 8, 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.

Fitness DVDs may be psychologically harmful for users (UPI)

Language and imagery in fitness DVDs thought to motivate viewers may actually be harmful for users, according to a study by Oregon State University. (see also OregonianScience Codex, Daily Mail)

Researchers discover chemical that could prevent Type 1 Diabetes (The Columbian)

Oregon State University researchers think they’ve found a chemical that could prevent Type 1 diabetes. The researchers discovered a chemical that blocks Type 1 diabetes in laboratory mice and believe it could work the same way in humans.

2015 was Oregon’s warmest year on record, data shows (Oregonian)

An Oregon State University article published on Thursday about the NOAA data states that Oregon’s average temperature last year was 50.4 degrees, which tops the previous high, set in 1934, by a half degree. (see also KTVZGazette-Times)

Integrating OSU-Cascades campus into Bend (Bend Bulletin)

The Oregon State University-Cascades campus could one day resemble the base village at ski resorts like Whistler Blackcomb, in British Columbia, and Squaw Valley, in California, based on the ideas floated at a Thursday meeting about how to integrate the campus into Bend’s west side. While construction on the 10-acre campus site off Century Drive continues, the university is already looking ahead to the next phase of construction, on the 46-acre pumice mine it’s closing in on purchasing, and possibly an adjacent 80-acre property owned by Deschutes County.

How students can get started contributing to open source software (Open Source.com)

One thing to look out for if you’re at university is to see if there are any associated open source clubs. For example, Oregon State University (OSU) has the OSU Open Source Club and even a OSU Open Source Lab; other universities may have similar clubs to help you get involved with open source.

Is God still speaking? (Huffington Post)

A piece by OSU’s Susan Shaw about Wheaton College attempting to fire a tenured associate professor of political science, Larycia Hawkins, for asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

Oregon approves five controversial dairy expansions (Statesman Journal)

Oregon dairy farmers brought in $598.9 million in 2012, according to the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Scientists are studying the solid Earth to evaluate magnetic storm hazards (Phys Org)

With support from the National Science Foundation EarthScope project and management from Oregon State University, MT surveys have been made across several geographic regions of the United States.

OSU’s used good store adds hours (Gazette-Times)

The OSUsed Store at Oregon State University is adding opportunities for the public to buy used goods.

Saturday

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).

Upcoming events

NEW! Learn about the Professional Faculty Leadership Association: Stop by the PFLA open house Tuesday, Feb. 9 anytime between 11:30  a.m. and 1 p.m., Memorial Union, Room 208 to learn from current members about what PFLA has to offer you as a member. Bring your lunch. Drinks and cookies will be provided. If you attend, you will receive a $10 discount on membership for signing up. (Dues are normally $30 annually)

NEW! OSU Weekend Beer Tasting Event in Portland + Hood River Brewery Tour: Whether you are an avid brewer, distributor or beer enthusiast, you won’t find a more complete, enjoyable or informative way to learn about beer flavor and how to evaluate it, in depth. You’ll spend this weekend event starting Feb. 27 with America’s leading craft brewing experts, including OSU’s Tom Shellhammer, Ph.D. Hurry, space is limited. Learn more.

Be Bright. Be Seen: Join Benny Beaver and others in the Student Experience Center Plaza on Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., to learn how to stand out and stay safe while biking and walking at night. Win prizes, including bike lights, reflective gear and more. Please contact transportation@oregonstate.edu with any questions. This event is hosted by OSU Transportation Services.

Random Review: “In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette” by Hampton Sides will be reviewed by OSU President emeritus John Byrne at noon, Jan. 13, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Portland open house: The Oregon State University – Cascades Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program will host an open house for prospective students at Tavern Books in Portland, Ore. on Wednesday, Feb. 17.   Attendees will learn about the MFA program and meet current students, academic advisors, faculty and admissions representatives. The open house at Tavern Books will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in room #255 in Union Station, 800 NW 6th Avenue in Portland. To RSVP visit OSUcascades.edu/openhousePDX.  To learn more call 541-322-2033 or visit OSUcascades.edu/academics/mfa.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Whole grain baking class: OSU Extension Service Master Food Preservers are offering a hands-on whole grain bread baking class using a variety of whole grain flours locally grown and milled by Camas Country Mill of Junction City. The class will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Street in Eugene. Cost of the class is $65 plus a $20 lab fee.  Class size is limited to 12 students. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/land/announcements/food-preservation-baking-classes.  For questions call 541-344-5859.

2016 MLK Celebration Kick Off: Joseph Orosco, associate professor and director of OSU’s Peace Studies Program, will give a presentation and workshop titled “Places of Injustice,” which will focus on the question of places at OSU named after historical figures with ties to slavery and racism, to kick off the 2016 MLK Celebration. It will take place Monday, Jan. 11, noon – 1:30 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room. For information on other MLK events, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/oei/mlk-events

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.

FIC Director Interviews: You are invited to participate in the Food Innovation Center Director interviews the week of Jan 11-15. Below are the times the candidates will be presenting their seminars on campus: David Stone, Tuesday Jan. 12, 10-11 a.m., Kidder 202. Darren Jarboe, Thursday Jan. 14, 10-11 a.m., Kidder 202. Steven Richards, Friday Jan. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m., ALS 3005.

TAG Winter Classes: Registration is still open for Winter Wonderings, OSU’s precollege program for talented, gifted and highly able students in grades 3 – 6.  Challenging and engaging classes are offered on six Saturdays beginning  Jan. 23.  oregonstate.edu/precollege/winter

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) Academy Applications:  Faculty applications are currently being accepted for the DPD Academy scheduled to be held the weeks of June 13-17 and June 20-24.  The DPD Academy facilitates focused and productive engagement with contemporary, multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power, and discrimination; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation.  Both individual and team applications are welcome.  For more information and/or to apply, visit the 2016-17 DPD Academy web page. Deadline:  Feb. 12.

NEW! Bring Your Kids to Campus Day 2016: All students, staff & faculty are invited to participate in OSU’s annual Bring Your Kids to Campus Day on April 15, 2016 hosted by Childcare & Family Resources. Any offices/departments on the Corvallis campus interested in hosting a family friendly activity that day, please contact erika.woosley@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Scholarships for research papers and projects: OSU Libraries is accepting applications for the annual Library Undergraduate Research Awards. There are two $1,000 scholarships for upper division undergraduates: one for a student in the humanities and one for the social sciences, sciences or engineering. If you’re a faculty member with students who are deserving of an award, you can supply a nominating letter. The application deadline is Jan. 31, and more info is at http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/undergrad-research.

NEW! Oregon Master Naturalist Online Course Launches This Month: The Oregon Master Naturalist Program is for people interested in Oregon’s natural history and natural resources management who may want to network with others and volunteer their time. Amazing program and OSU exclusive! Learn more.

Deadline Extended – 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. 19.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Veterinary Technician 2 pool:  The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Jan. 15.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0015391 no later than midnight on Jan. 14.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.  The available position is in the Veterinary Teaching Laboratory and is a full-time position.

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.

NEW! Office Specialist 1 – The Jackson County Extension Office at Oregon State University invites applications for a part-time (approximately 16 hours per week), limited duration Office Specialist 1 position. Posting #0016898. Closes Jan. 18.

NEW! Office Specialist 2 –  The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Office Specialist 2. Posting #0016906. Closes Jan. 19.

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! Instructor – Computer Science.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month position as Computer Science Instructor.  Posting # 0016699.  Closes Jan. 22.

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

NEW! Asst/Assoc/Full Professor – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Asst/Assoc/Full Professor. Posting # 0016910. Full consideration date: Feb. 15.

NEW! Asst/Assoc/Full Professor – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Asst/Assoc/Full Professor (in the area of novel electronic materials and next generation devices). Posting 0016917. Full consideration date: Feb. 15.

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: “You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don’t help.” ~ Bill Watterson. Dense fog advisory until noon, followed by sunshine. High of 47, low of 36. Chance of rain, then rain, tomorrow, and patchy fog and sunshine Sunday.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny with a slight chance of evening snow, high of 35, low of 29. Chance of snow Saturday, sunny Sunday.

Newport: Slight chance of showers and then mostly sunny today, with rain tonight and tomorrow. High of 52, low of 43. Sunny Sunday.

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

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