OSU Today

Thursday, Feb. 4, 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.

The power and beauty of two blue whales racing (National Geographic)

Two years ago, Dr. Leigh Torres (OSU) documented 50 blue whales in the South Taranaki Bight, some of New Zealand’s busiest and most industrialized waters. Now she’s back, seeking to learn just how many whales are there, how important it is as a feeding area for them, and to what population of whales these rare giants belong. (see also Radio New Zealand)

Oregon State students dig into extraordinary assignment: Recovering ancient mammoth bones (OPB)

Since construction workers discovered prehistoric mammoth bones under the end zone of Oregon State University’s football stadium last week, thousands of extinct animal bones and fragments have been excavated.

OSU joins cybersecurity group for electric grid (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is joining the fight to defend the nation’s electric system from hackers, the university announced on Wednesday.

Onion growers happier with final FDA safety rules (Capital Press)

The good news? “It shouldn’t interfere with your ability to irrigate your onions,” Oregon State University researcher Stuart Reitz said during the 56th annual meeting of the Malheur County and Idaho onion growers’ associations. (see also Argus Observer)

OSU acquires archives of ‘founding father of American craft beer’ (Lake Oswego Review)

Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives at Oregon State University’s Valley Library has acquired the papers of renowned beer journalist and historian Fred Eckhardt.

Creating a healthy community (Portland Tribune)

Through the Oregon State University Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition program, students at Clackamas River, River Mill Elementary School and Estacada Junior High are learning ways to incorporate better nutrition into their daily lives. The program encourages families on a limited budget to make healthy food choices.

OSU grads finish with lower than average debt (Corvallis Advocate)

The average student loan debt, however, is under $15,000 for OSU students who borrow, according to Doug Severs, the director of financial aid and scholarships at OSU.

“Desdemona: A play about a handkerchief” (Gazette-Times)

In William Shakespeare’s “Othello,” the title character kills Desdemona after he wrongly suspects her of infidelity. But what if his suspicion had been correct? That’s the question posed in Paula Vogel’s “Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief,” which will be performed Thursday through Sunday in the Oregon State University Lab Theatre.


Webinar on climate change impact on wildlife: Kevin S. McKelvey, USDA Forest Service and Polly Buotte, Northwest Climate Science Center, will speak on “Through a glass darkly: evaluating the effects of future climate change on wildlife,” Feb. 4, 10 a.m. Register here: http://consbio.org/newsroom/events/webinar-through-glass-darkly-evaluating-effects-future-climate-change-wildlife

Eating the Competition: At the Feb. 4 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Andrew Thurber of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences will discuss his research on Antarctic food webs. Triad meets at noon in the MU, room 211. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Contact University Events by 11 a.m. on Feb. 1 for meal reservations, or anytime to secure your spot, 541-737-0724.

AMBC Crockpot Lunch: Come enjoy a delicious crockpot lunch for $5 on Thursday, Feb. 4 from noon-1 p.m. in Hovland 09, includes dessert.  For questions, contact april.cummings@oregonstate.edu.

“A Habitable World.”  Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, professor of English and Co-Director of the Disability Studies Initiative at Emory University, will explicate Harriet McBryde Johnson’s “Unspeakable Conversations:  The Case for My Life” as a bioethical case study, applying narrative ethics, literary criticism, and rhetorical analysis to develop a framework for understanding and advancing disability bioethics.  The Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program is hosting the lecture, which will take place on Feb. 4, from 4-5:30 p.m., in the MU Horizon Room.  A reception will follow.  See event poster.

Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief: OSU University Theatre presents “Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief” by Paula Vogel. The show runs February 4-6 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Withycombe Lab Theatre.  Tickets available online http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/theatre or in person at the Withycombe Box Office (open noon – 5 p.m., Feb. 1 – Feb. 5) and an hour prior to each show. General Admission $8, Senior $6, Student/Youth $5, OSU Students $4.

Upcoming events

Crossroads International’s 10th Annual Film Festival: The 2016 Crossroads International Film Festival features 5 engaging films from around the world. Screenings are each Sunday in February (except Sunday, Feb. 28) at the Darkside Cinema in downtown Corvallis. Admission is $6 per film and discounted festival Passports are available for $25. Tickets and passports can be purchased on the day at Darkside Cinema. All proceeds benefit Crossroads International programs. For more information, http://international.oregonstate.edu/crossroads/film-festival, or contact us at crossroadsosu@gmail.com.

China Night: All are invited to join this celebration of the Chinese New Year! Join the Chinese Association at OSU and Student Leadership and Involvement on Sunday, Feb. 7 at LaSells Stewart Center. Dinner: 5:30-7 p.m. Show: 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets ($12 general/$9 OSU student/$6 children 12 and under) are available at the SEC Information Desk and online: http://tinyurl.com/osu-china-night Contact:  caofosu@gmail.com. Funded by ISOSU.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Zotero, Graduate Publishing Tips, and Linked Data workshops at the Library: The Library’s Winter workshops wind down with a repeat of Zotero (Intro and Intermediate/Advanced) on Feb. 8; Zotero is an excellent online tool for capturing, managing and citing your research sources. On Feb. 10 check out Graduate Publishing, key tips for graduate students who want to get started on publishing their scholarship. And last up is exploring the power of Linked Data on Feb. 11. Registration is encouraged but not required:  http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Baccalaureate Core Review Workshop: APAA is hosting a workshop to provide support to Bacc Core instructors and coordinators for the upcoming category review process. Topics covered include: how to align assignments and assessments with category learning outcomes, submission expectations, and the Bacc Core Committee review process. The workshop is on Monday, Feb. 8 from 2-4 p.m., in Milam 215. Register online: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9tdCQBpGy1NJHrn

NEW! Engineering Iron and Stone: Thomas E. Boothby will present the Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair Lecture Series presentation Monday, Feb. 8, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join Boothby for Engineering Iron and Stone, a discussion on nineteenth century structural design as a unique combination of empirical, analytical, and graphical methods of structural analysis and design as well as an investigation of how rationalism and empiricism fit into the history of knowledge.

NEW! Science Pub: Over the next 50 years, the availability and distribution of water in the West are likely to look very different than they do today – a topic that will be explored by a hydrologist at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, Feb. 8. Gordon Grant, hydrologist with the U.S. Forest Service and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU, will discuss the uncertain and at times paradoxical future of water in the West. The event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. 2nd St. in Corvallis.

NEW! Insights Into Gardening on Saturday, Feb. 13 @ LaSells Stewart Center at OSU: Insights is a day-long seminar offering practical, research-based information for gardeners and gardeners-to-be. Whatever your horticulture experience is, you will still find plenty of ideas to make your gardening easier, more enjoyable and more successful. Click here for registration information. Hosted by the Benton County Master Gardeners.

Economics talk: The School of Public Policy Economics Program welcomes Hiro Ito, who will speak onTrade Invoicing in Major Currencies in the 1970s – 1990s: Lessons for Renminbi Internationalization,” 2-3:30 p.m., Feb. 5, KEC 1003. The paper looks at the behavior of trade invoicing for the dollar, yen, and deutsche mark in the 1970s through 1990s, trying to provide some lessons from the past experience of these currencies for China’s efforts to internationalize the RMB.

Listening workshop: Registration is open for the employee workshop, “Listening Enables Speaking,” scheduled for Feb. 9. This course emphasizes techniques to help you be a more effective listener. Intentional, focused listening enables meaningful conversation. When it is present, people are more likely to share and ideas will emerge. Join us for useful insights and practice. Register by Feb. 7 at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23.

Welcoming Diversity: Valuing the Differences Among Us: Registration is open for this day-long workshop that utilizes the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) community-building model. This interactive workshop will introduce participants learning and skills that can empower them to become more effective leaders and allies. Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Complete details: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/108668/. Pre-registration required https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe1/preview/SV_7UnBsKxMBhEJECV.

Fierce Conversations: Registration is closing after Feb. 8 for “Fierce Conversations,” a training program designed to help you promote productive dialogue that resolves tough challenges, enriches relationships, and provokes learning. The program is presented by the OSU Center for Learning & Organizational Development. The cost to your department to attend is $150. To learn more about the program and to register, visit  http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eDP6zyL80V11M6p.

 InDesign demonstration: Come join us Feb. 23 to learn the fundamentals of InDesign, presented by Jeffrey Todd, Graphic Designer, Printing and Mailing Services. Jeff will demonstrate advanced features: Producing for both print and web based projects, working with text, importing graphics and images, and data from spreadsheets into tables and charts, interactive features, and how to package and export your file for printing. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members to attend. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/pfla/professional-development-speaker-series for details and to register.

Food Drive events

 COB Quilt Raffle: The College of Business is raffling a beautiful 90”x80” quilt, generously donated by Marys River Quilt Guild!  Stop by Austin Hall 302 from Feb. 8-12 to purchase your tickets and see the quilt in person. Drawing will be held Feb. 12 at noon. Winner notified via email. Tickets are $5/each or 3/$10. Photo of quilt For questions, contact noelle.cummings@bus.oregonstate.edu.

OSU Extension Service Movie Raffle: It’s MOVIE time! Purchase tickets in 108 Ballard Hall to win a $25 REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP Gift Card.  Tickets are $1/each 6/$5.  Drawing will be held on Thurs., Feb. 25.  Visit Regal Cinema for showtimes & locations. For questions, contact pamela.hoene@oregonstate or call 541-737-1581.

50/50 Raffle: Raffle tickets are available through Feb. 5 in the COB Faculty Services Office, 302 Austin Hall. Winner notified via email. For questions, contact noelle.cummings@bus.oregonstate.edu.

Forestry Quilt Raffle: Tickets for a beautiful quilt are for sale Feb. 1-29. One ticket for $1 or six tickets for $5. The drawing will be held Monday, Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Forestry Computer Helpdesk, Peavy 222. For questions, contact terralyn.vandetta@oregonstate.edu. 

News for Employees

NEW! $1,000 scholarship for summer classes. Know of a student with design skills or one who simply likes to doodle? Help us spread the word about the 2016 OSU Summer Session T-shirt design contest, which is open to all OSU students. Submissions are accepted now through Feb. 21. Students will vote online for the winning design, and the designer will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship toward credit-based, on-campus classes in Corvallis or at the Hatfield Marine Science Center during OSU’s 2016 summer term. Learn more.

“Discovering the Scientist Within” workshop at OSU for middle school girls: This free workshop for middle school girls for encouraging the pursuit of careers in science and engineering will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  Pre-registration is required. For information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/cosey/dsw or call 7-9424.

PCOSW Scholarship Applications: Applications for PCOSW scholarships are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, or PCOSW, provides funding to women faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities, as well as individuals conducting research related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500 and applications are due Friday, Feb. 5 (week 5) with notification in Week 7. Information: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships

Scholarships: The OSU Folk Club invites applications for their 2016 Scholarships.  Applicants must be female US citizens who are residents of Benton or Linn County or Monmouth or Independence in Polk County, age 30 or older by March 28, and who will be enrolled full-time at OSU in Fall of 2016 in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Professional Degree Program.  The application and instructions can be found on the OSU Folk Club web site (http://oregonstate.edu/osufolk/).    Complete applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Monday, March 28.

Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships and Fellowships Available: The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to offer scholarships and fellowships for community college and undergraduate students in the STEM fields and graduate students enrolled in an MAT program in STEM education. Scholarships and fellowships are open to students attending OSGC member institutions. Application deadline is May 20. For more information go to: http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/scholarships.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Bulletin – Shelter In Place or Lock Down All around us are hazards that could become emergency situations. There are instances when evacuation may not be the best solution. In these situations, seeking shelter indoors provides the best protection from the threat. Once indoors, the actions you perform are based upon what protection is needed. Download this month’s Preparedness Bulletin at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics for more information.

CORE training: The Office of Budget & Fiscal Planning, Business Intelligence Center (BIC) is offering weekly CORE training sessions through WebEx. BIC Operations Manager, Diana Lindsley, will be taking session participants through the various features of CORE. These short weekly WebEx sessions are offered on Wednesdays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. There is no need to pre-register. To access the CORE WebEx on Wednesday paste the following meeting link into a browser: https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/j.php?MTID=mfcfaac9ba569864fb4a49a0a2c14d4e7. Enter the meeting number 923 272 920, as directed. For more information about the training sessions or to receive weekly CORE updates, please contact Diana Lindsley, diana.lindsley@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5981.


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

Job postings: Oregon State University is transitioning to a new jobs website. During the transition, there are two different locations to search job postings, depending on the date that the job was posted. If you visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs you’ll have access to both sites for your search.

Microbiologist 1. The Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University invites applications for a fulltime, 12month appointment. The successful candidate is expected to support the microbiology laboratory courses. Duties include preparing reagents, growing bacteria, viruses and tissue culture cells, and ordering, inventory and maintenance of supplies and equipment. Posting #0016886. Closes Feb. 5.

 NEW! Human Resources Consultant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking a Human Resources Consultant 1. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position, operating within OSU’s Shared Services. To review the posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Select the link for items posted prior to Jan. 26. Posting #0017014.  Full consideration date is Feb. 7. Closes Feb. 21.  Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an International Admissions Customer Service Representative. This position supports the Office of International Admissions providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19058952 Full consideration by Feb. 7. Closes Feb. 15.

Director – Marketing The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Director – Marketing. Posting #0017006. For full consideration apply by: Feb. 8.

NEW! The Center for Applied Systems & Software (CASS) is seeking a Test Lab Engineer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0017012. Closes Feb. 9.

Science Writer –  The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Science Writer. Posting #0016856. Apply by: Feb. 9.

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.

Warehouse Worker Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applications for a part-time (.45 FTE), non-benefits eligible Warehouse Worker position.  Approximately 18 hours per week, starting rate is $11.47 per hour. Posting # 0016935. Closes Feb. 12. 

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Student Support Advisor. The Student Support Advisor provides administrative support to students and the INTO OSU Academic Team. This position will assist students in understanding basic information about admissions, finance and academic programs to assist in decision-making and manage student records related to programs of study. This is a permanent full-time position. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19056602Position closes Feb. 14.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture invites applications for a 12-month,fixed-term Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016943. Closes Feb. 14.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst: Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Operating Systems-Network Analyst.  Posting #P00034CT.  Closes Feb. 15.

Operations Manager—The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Operations Manager. Posting # 0016983. Closes Feb 15.

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.

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.

The department of Undergraduate Studies is seeking an Associate Dean. This is a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. This is an internal opportunity only. Posting # P00024UF. Closes Feb. 16.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Extension Forester –The College of Forestry and Coos and Curry County Extension Offcies invite applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0017008. Closes Feb. 17.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Extension Forester –The College of Forestry and Clatsop County Extension office invite applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0017009. Closes Feb. 17.

Financial Aid Advisor–Financial Aid and Scholarships invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Financial Aid Advisor position. Posting # P00016UF. Closes Feb. 19.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor (Water Management Technologist) position. Posting #0016967. For full consideration apply by Feb. 19.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor (Water Quality Engineer) position. Posting #0016965. For full consideration apply by Feb. 19.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Crop and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position serving Marion County. Posting #0016938. Closes Feb. 28.

Assistant Professor – Brewing Microbiologist – The College of Agricultural Sciences & the Department of Food Science and Technology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track position. Posting #0016968. For full consideration date: Feb. 29

Assistant Professor – Food Safety Biologist – The College of Agricultural Sciences & the Department of Food Science and Technology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track position. Posting #0016969. For full consideration date: Feb. 29

NEW! Mental Health & Wellness CVM Program Coordinator/CAPS Staff Psychologist: Counseling and Psychological Services and the College of Veterinary Medicine has an opening for one full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. This is a unique position shared by CAPS and CVM. Half of this psychologist’s time will be on-site at CVM coordinating mental health and wellness programs for CVM students; the remaining half will be on-site at CAPS providing counseling and outreach services. Posting #P00032UF. Closes March 2.

Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Athletics Annual Giving: The OSU Foundation is looking for a strong and talented Assistant Athletic Director for Development in Athletics Annual Giving.  This position is responsible for achieving the annual giving fundraising goals on behalf of Oregon State University Athletics through efficient and effective leadership and management of athletics’ annual giving programs, individual sport support and strategic fundraising campaigns.  If you understand the Annual Giving process as it relates to college athletics, and have a proven record of success in annual giving or significant sales success, consider applying for this position.   For more details please visit the OSUF website at:  http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=5052

Student Worker, Our Beaver Nation: The OSU Foundation Development team, Athletics is looking to add an enthusiastic student worker to Our Beaver Nation and serve as an ambassador for Beaver Athletics. Primary responsibilities will include answering incoming calls regarding donations and ticket sales, help with donor related events and game day operations, and other duties as assigned. Average 8-12 hours, maximum of 20 hours, per week. $9.75/hour. If you are interested in this position, please complete the Foundation’s job application and sent it to Mr. Jorge Hernandez, Assistant Director, Human Resources.


Corvallis: “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” ~ Terry Prachett. Showers and then a chance of rain, high of 53, low of 47. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain and snow, high of 43, low of 26. Rain likely.

Newport: Rain and then chance of rain, high of 52, low of 47. Showers tomorrow.

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


For comments or feedback about this email contact

Find the OSU Today Web site and archive online.

Submission guidelines

Copyright © 2018 Oregon State University. Disclaimer.

OSU Today is a daily e-mail news briefing provided by OSU News and Communication Services. Contact us to unsubscribe or subscribe, or visit lists.oregonstate.edu to manage your subscriptions.