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Tuesday, Feb. 9, 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.

Effects of carbon emissions could last 10,000 years, study finds (Christian Science Monitor)

“Much of the carbon we are putting in the air from burning fossil fuels will stay there for thousands of years – and some of it will be there for more than 100,000 years,” said Peter Clark, an Oregon State University paleoclimatologist and lead author on the article, in a statement. “People need to understand that the effects of climate change on the planet won’t go away, at least not for thousands of generations.” (see also Yahoo News, MSN, The Guardian)

They’re electric: Two new fish species discovered in Gabon (Cool Green Science)

This particular night was typical. Sullivan was joined only by fellow fish researcher Brian Sidlauskas of Oregon State University. Earlier, Sullivan had slipped on rocks and had a grapefruit-sized swelling on his backside. He was standing almost up to his neck in water, as he pulled in his trap.

Seaweed: It’s what’s for dinner (Portland Monthly)

Each type of seaweed tastes different, and red dulse is currently making waves for its savory, bacon-y flavor. Dulse is grown in the North Pacific (that’s where we are!), and New Seasons Market recently partnered with Oregon State University to produce a “Tamari with Dulse Seaweed Dressing & Marinade,” the first commercial product to contain Oregon-grown red dulse.

OSU rallies to find bone marrow match for Corvallis boy (KEZI)

On Monday, Oregon State University students and the Corvallis community donated blood and joined the registry with a simple cheek swab.

How to test seed viability (Farm and Dairy)

Oregon State University Extension explains that the only materials you need to test seed viability are a damp paper towel, a plastic bag, a warm spot in your home and a few days to test the seeds.

Fossil fans find friends and fascination at fest (Register-Guard)

Fossil Fest will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center at Newport.

Area groups fill truck with refugee assistance (Gazette-Times)

Eight Corvallis churches participated in the drive: Beit Am, First Methodist, United Church of Christ, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Calvary Presbyterian, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran, Friends Meeting and St. Marys. Also participating was the CoHo Eco Village, students from Oregon State University’s College of Public health, members of the Corvallis Community Choir, students from the West Albany leadership class and dozens of individuals and families.

Type 1 diabetes blocked in mice with new compound (Diabetes News Journal)

In a breakthrough discovery, Oregon State University scientists have uncovered a compound with the ability to block the development of type 1 diabetes in mice by minimizing inflammation of the pancreatic islets producing insulin. If the compound, nicknamed BBQ, has the same effect and low toxicity in humans, it could lead to an entirely new kind of therapy for type 1 diabetes with the potential to prevent the onset, or even cure, the disease.

OSU mammoth t-shirts flying off the shelves (KEZI)

The Beaver Store at Oregon State University is seeing mammoth-sized sales of its newest t-shirts. (see also Democrat-Herald)


PFLA open house: Don’t forget to stop by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association Open House Tuesday, Feb. 9 anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Memorial Union, Room 208 to learn from current members how the PFLA supports members with professional development, collaboration, mentoring and leadership opportunities. 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! Cookie Tuesdays: Printing and Mailing Services’ XPress Stop will be serving fresh baked cookies from 11:30 a.m .- 3 p.m every Tuesday in February. Cookies will be 2 for $1.  For questions, contact kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

Naval ROTC Soup Lunch: The Beaver Battalion is excited to compete as a student group this year. Stop by the Naval Science building EVERY Tuesday during February from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for a delicious soup lunch . $3.50/single bowl or $5/endless bowl. Bread and desserts will also be available. For questions, contact state.sec@oregonstate.edu.

Weight Watchers Information: A 13 week series of WW begins Tuesday Feb. 9.  Informational meetings will be held Tuesday Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Moore Family Center, Milam room 105.  PEBB members may call in and join the series ahead of time – To join the series please call 866-454-2144.  Have your insurance ID available and tell the operator you would like to join PEBB At Work #60359.  Meetings are: Tuesday at 11:30 am or Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Kim at 541-760-1541.

Budget forums: ASOSU has sponsored three budget forums to answer questions about proposed tuition fees for OSU students for the 2016-17 academic year, including a 2.2 percent proposed increase for resident undergraduate tuition and a proposed four percent increase for non-resident graduate tuition. Forum 1 takes place noon-1 p.m.,Tuesday, Feb. 9,  Native American Longhouse. Forum 2 is 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, Learning Innovation Center 128. Forum 3 is 6-7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, Weniger 153. For information on the increases including an FAQ: http://fa.oregonstate.edu/business-affairs/tuition-and-fee-information/proposed-tuition-and-fee-recommendations-2016-17

Human Library: Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover. A Human Library functions similarly to a regular library, however the Books are real, human beings, who teach others about themselves and their experiences through interpersonal dialogue, creating opportunities for conversation and learning between two people who may normally not interact. Feb 9 (noon-5 p.m.) and Feb 10 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) in the Valley Library, 4th Floor Rotunda. Event details.

OSU Africa Initiative and Diversity & Cultural Engagement talk: Isidore Lobnibe, Assoc. Prof., Anthropology Dept., Western Oregon University, will speak on “Migration, Drinking, and Social Change in Peri-Urban Ghana: A Political Economy of a West African Savanna Drink,” noon, Tuesday, Feb. 9, Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. Contact:  Larry Becker, 541-737-9504.

Warm up to summer: Warm up to summer with a cup of free hot chocolate, courtesy of OSU Summer Session. Visit us from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 9-10, outside the Learning Innovation Center (LInC) to grab your free treat. We’ll also be signing up students for a chance to win a $200 summer scholarship. Know of a student who plans to take summer classes in Corvallis or at the Hatfield Marine Science Center? Help us spread the word: bit.ly/2016-summer-scholarship. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PT Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Barcelona social justice course: Meet instructors Laurie Bridges and Kelly McElroy, and learn more about the new OSU summer short-term study abroad opportunity, INTL299 Information and Global Social Justice: Barcelona, 3 p.m., Feb. 9, Valley Library Willamette West Room (third floor). This OSU class is designed to explore questions, both big and small, from the OSU campus and on location in Barcelona. In Spain you will live with a host family (and another OSU student) for two weeks, participate in a service-learning activity, explore cultural and historic locations, attend class led by your OSU instructors, and talk with Spanish locals. Spanish is not required for this class. For more information: http://studybarcelona.weebly.com

Our Stories: Faculty Who Were First in Their Families to Attend College Share Their Stories: A panel of faculty who were the first in their families to attend college will speak about their experiences in higher education, guided by two moderators who were also first-generation college students. Q&A during the second half. Light refreshments. 5-7 p.m., Feb. 9, Native American Longhouse. Contact Allison Hurst (allison.hurst@oregonstate.edu) or Rebecca Olson (rebecca.olson@oregonstate.edu) with any questions.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

Truffling Society: NATS (The North American Truffling Society) meeting at 7:30 p .m., Feb. 9 in Cordley Hall Rm. 2087. Todd Elliott will speak on “the Adventures in Fungla Ecosystems” ~ a globe trotting adventure looking at the wild and wacky fungal world.  Presentation using award winning nature photographs to illustrate a wide range of topics all interconnected by the fungal world.

Upcoming events

NEW: Lunar New Year, a Celebration of Culture & Cuisine. Dine on traditional Chinese dishes to celebrate 2016, the Year of the Monkey. On Thursday, Feb. 11, Ring of Fire in Marketplace West will serve special Chinese dishes for lunch and dinner, including roasted Mandarin Orange duck and an assortment of Dim Sum. Entrée platters are $9, Dim Sum platters are $6.25, and additional items are offered individually. For more details, visit http://on.fb.me/23JlDWf or call 541-737-2100.

NEW! Book launch for Kathleen Dean Moore’s Great Tide Rising: Finding Clarity and Moral Courage to Confront Climate Change: Moore’s new essay collection is by turns fierce, heartbroken, funny, and lethally logical. Even as tides rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise, she believes – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to human rights, and a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future of the lovely, reeling world. Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison, Corvallis. Presented by Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word.

NEW! Save the Date: Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon: Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day, Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners. For more information hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday or maryann.bozza@oregonstate.edu, 541-867-0234.

Graduate Publishing Tips, and Linked Data workshops at the Library: 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

Staff Open House at Recycling & Surplus: OSU employees are invited to an open house and staff appreciation event on Wednesday, Feb. 10 between noon and 5 p.m. at the Recycling and Surplus warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street. Come enjoy snacks and giveaways, and learn more about surplus and recycling programs. Open to OSU employees only. Details here.

Sister Circle: Women of Color solidarity and support group for students. Meets Wednesdays from 2:30-4 p.m., at the Women’s Center. For more information, 541-737-2131 or shaznin.daruwalla@oregonstate.edu.

Celebration of Life for Sharon Kay Krueger: Sharon passed away Dec. 27.  All are invited to a Celebration of Life for her on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Linus Pauling Science Center auditorium, room 125, followed by a reception in the lobby.  For questions, please contact Judy Butler (judy.a.butler@oregonstate.edu).  Sharon’s obituary in the Corvallis Gazette-Times

TEDxOregonStateU: TEDxOregonStateU will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, at The LaSells Stewart Center. The event will feature five dynamic speakers, including a teacher, performer and storyteller who is a native of Ghana; a robotics expert, who studies legged locomotion; a motivational author and Oregon State alum; a journalist and social justice issues activist; and an associate professor of management whose work focuses on human sustainability issues. Registration is now open! Last year’s event sold out quickly so be sure and register now.

Classified staff conversation: President Ray and Provost Randhawa extend invite classified staff to attend a conversational meeting from 2-3 p.m., Feb. 15, in the Autzen Classroom, Valley Library. The open conversation includes a short introduction and time for comments, questions, etc. Participate as your schedule allows. For questions or suggestions, email Andrea.McDaniel@oregonstate.edu.

Vert Fest: Recreational Sports and the Adventure Leadership Institute are excited to host the Vert Fest Climbing Competition on Saturday, Feb. 20 in McAlexander Fieldhouse and Dixon Recreation Center. Student are all welcome to join (and watch) as we host the NC3 Collegiate Climbing Circuit. Sign up in the Adventure Leadership Institute in Dixon Recreation Center.

Recreational Sports – Gear Sale: Don’t miss out on great deals on adventure gear at the Adventure Leadership Institute’s Annual Gear Sale. The sale takes place Saturday, Feb. 20 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in McAlexander Fieldhouse.

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, 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.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Amanda Bearse Guest Lecture: Actress and director Amanda Bearse will speak at Charlotte Headrick’s Theatre Arts 360 class, Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the Withycombe Lab Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Bearse played Marcy D’Arcy in the tv sitcom “Married…With Children,” and has since directed shows like “The Big Gay Sketch Show,” “MADtv,” “George Lopez,” and “Reba.” Bearse also launched the Human Rights Campaign’s National Coming Out Day.

NEW! The M.M.M: A White Supremacy Agenda: Engage in dialogue around the role of the Model Minority Myth in anti-Blackness racism. For a quick reference for the dialogue, check out Scot Nakagawa’s “The Model Minority is a Lever of White Supremacy.” Light refreshments provided. 6 – 7 p.m., Feb 11, Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. This event is in alliance with Black History Month. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1010226612390382/

NEW! Functional Fitness: The Faculty Staff Fitness program is putting on a free Functional Fitness Motions Workshop.  Join us and instructor Scott Van Kampen to learn about daily functional movements & exercises to better understand your body’s movement through space, help improve your body control and balance, improve coordination and performance Friday, Feb. 26 from noon to 1 p.m.  Register online here or by visiting us in Langton 123.

CORE Training: How to identify & use Report Parameters. 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 click here. Enter the meeting number 923 272 920, as directed.

Lecture on “Hands-On Reading: What Manicules Tell Us About the Social Network of Early Printed Books,” by Rebecca Olson, Department of English. 4 p.m., Feb. 10, Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Valley Library fifth floor, free. At the dawn of print in England, the manicule — a hand-drawn pointed index finger — was a common note in book margins.

From Waldport to Revolution: Anarchists Confront Post-War America. Lecture by Andrew Cornell, author of Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the 20th Century (U of Cal. Press, 2016). Beginning with a group of anarchist draft resisters stationed at a WWII Civilian Service Camp in Waldport, OR, Cornell will talk about the ways West Coast cultural dissidents challenged post war triumphalism and laid the groundwork for the Beat Generation, 60’s counterculture, and punk rock. This American Conversations lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the American Studies Working Group, and the Anarres Project. Wed. Feb. 10, 4PM in MU 208/La Raza Room.

AAUW Host Talk with WRE Graduate Students. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will sponsor a talk by graduate students, Susan Elliott and Kelsey Harpham from the WRE Program at OSU. The talk is Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. at Broadway Commons, Peru Room #306, 1300 Broadway St. NE, Salem. This event is free and open to the public.

CTL’s Winter 2016 Symposium: Partnering with International Programs and INTO OSU we invite you to CTL’s Winter 2016 “Inclusive Global Classrooms” Symposium. The sessions begin with a continental breakfast and Welcome at 8:15, followed by three sessions including a round-table discussion. Lunch will be served. Thurs., Feb 11, 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m., MU Horizon Rm 49. Register at oregonstate.edu/ctl/  Contact jeanna.towns@oregonstate.edu for questions.

A Life in Research: At the Feb. 11 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Cynthia Sagers, OSU’s vice president for research, will discuss her own path through science. Triad meets at noon in the MU, room 215. 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.

Translating Thoreau in Iran. The Center for the Humanities and the Spring Creek Project are honored to welcome Iranian scholar Alireza Taghdarreh. Taghdarreh will speak about his experience creating the first Persian translation of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, and will illuminate connections between Persian mystic poets and the American Transcendentalists. Friday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave. Refreshments available, and reception to follow.

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.

MBA Info Session: Oregon State offers a flexible, high-touch program that allows full-time students to earn their MBA in about a year. Those working full-time can earn their degree in the evenings at a pace more appropriate for working professionals. To learn more, please join us on Monday, Feb. 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., for an Information Session in room 126 Austin Hall. Prospective students as well as advisors encouraged to attend. RSVP’s to osumba@oregonstate.edu appreciated but not required. For more information, please visit: http://business.oregonstate.edu/mba

Enhance Your Teaching with Hybrid Techniques: Hands-on Center for Teaching and Learning workshop on Wed., Feb. 17, noon-1:30 p.m., Milam 215. Bring your brown bag luch and learn effective practices for hybrid teaching. Explore planning tools and techniques to enhance your course or training by integrating face-to-face and online learning activities. Please bring a laptop. All teaching, research and professional faculty and GTAs are welcome. Refreshments provided. Register now.

Food Drive events

NEW! School of Life Sciences Farmers Market: Join us on Thurs., Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Cordley 3029 for baked goods, houseplants, home canned products, and other homemade or homegrown items for sale. For more information, contact durrellt@science.oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Tasty Treats Silent Auction: Join Crop and Soil Science on Thurs., Feb.  11 in the Crop Science Bldg. Rm. 119.  Bidding from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Winners can come after 3 p.m. to pick up their goodies.  Let us know if you would like to make a treat for the auction as well.  We need both bakers and bidders! For questions, contact emmalie.goodwin@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Academic Success Center Bake Sale and Flower Sale: A two day event just in time for Valentine’s Day! Stop by the 1st floor lobby of Waldo Hall on Thurs., Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for baked goods. Get a tasty treat for only $1 or one can of food. On Fri., Feb. 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., stop by the 1st floor lobby of the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support for bouquets of fresh flowers. Each bouquet can be purchased for $1.00 or one can of food. Every purchase will include a handmade valentine and optional on-campus delivery—FOR FREE!  For questions, contact Anika.Lautenbach@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Popcorn Thursdays: Printing and Mailing Services’ XPress Stop will be serving fresh made popcorn from 11:30 a.m .- 3 p.m. every Thursday in February. Popcorn will be $1 per bag.  For questions, contact kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Cutest Valentine Pet Photo Contest:  Either come into Waldo 252 with your pet and have your photo taken or send a photo to post on our School bulletin board.  $1 to enter the contest.  $2 to have your picture taken and enter the contest.  The winner will be announced on Feb. 29 and will receive an 8 x 10 framed winning photo. For questions, contact leonora.rianda@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Starbucks Gift Basket Raffle: Come by Printing and Mailing Services’ XPress Stop during the month of February to enter to win a gift basket donated by Starbucks.  $1 per entry.  Winner will be chosen on March 1.  For questions, contact kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! M&Ms Raffle: Come by Printing and Mailing Services’ XPress Stop during the month of February to win the M&Ms filled jar.  50 cents per entry and winner will receive the jar of candy.  Winner will be chosen on March 1.  For questions, contact kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

Forestry Soup Lunch: $3 for a bowl, or $5 for all you can eat soup and bread. Desserts sold separately. Noon-1 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 10 in Richardson Hall, 2nd Floor Knuckle. For questions, contact Jessica.Bagley@oregonstate.edu.

Academic Success Center Bake Sale and Flower Sale: A two day event just in time for Valentine’s Day! Stop by the 2nd floor of the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support on Wed., Feb. 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for baked goods. Get a tasty treat for only $1 or one can of food. Stop by the 1st floor lobby of Waldo Hall on Thurs., Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for bouquets of fresh flowers and baked goods. Each bouquet can be purchased for $1 or one can of food. Two for one baked goods will be available for a limited time. Every purchase will include a handmade valentine and optional on-campus delivery—FOR FREE! For questions, contact Anika.Lautenbach@oregonstate.edu.

Forestry Quilt Raffle update: Tickets for 2 beautiful quilts 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). See pictures of the quilts. For questions, contact terralyn.vandetta@oregonstate.edu.

Food Drive Public Employee Appreciation Night: Join other state employees as we cheer the Portland Trailblazers to victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Governor’s State Employee Food Drive. Last year, the amount donated was $1,359 or 5,436 pound equivalents of food! To purchase tickets or for questions: blazers_2016_pean_food_drive_flyer.pdf (113.11 KB).

Naval ROTC Soup Lunch: The Beaver Battalion is excited to compete as a student group this year. Stop by the Naval Science building EVERY Tuesday during February from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for a delicious soup lunch . $3.50/single bowl or $5/endless bowl. Bread and desserts will also be available. For questions, contact state.sec@oregonstate.edu.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Long Term Research Rooms: Apply for a long-term (6 to 12 months) research room at the Valley Library.  Doctoral candidates and faculty members engaged in special projects may apply.  Applications (available here) will be considered based on project merits and specific need for library space and materials.  The application deadline is Feb. 22 and decisions will be made Feb. 29.  Please complete and return to the library circulation desk, or return by email to lori.hilterbrand@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! General Research Fund (GRF) Spring 2016: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Spring 2016 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Feb. 15.

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

Course Fee Changes for Certain Field Trips:  Oregon State University will take written comments on its proposed updates to OSU Standard 576-010 University Fees through the end of business on Tuesday, Feb. 9.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the Spring 2016 course fees for certain field trips before they become effective on Feb. 21.  The proposed fees can be reviewed at the Valley Library circulation desk.  Comments should be directed to Beth Giddens at beth.giddens@oregonstate.edu.

Scholarships for research papers and projects: OSU Libraries is accepting applications for the annual Library Undergraduate Research Awards. If you’re a faculty member with students who are deserving of an award, you can supply a nominating letter. 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. The application deadline is Feb. 14, and more info is at http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/undergrad-research.

$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.


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.

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.

Accountant 1 – The Arts & Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Accountant 1 position. Posting # P00032CT. Closes Feb. 10.

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. 

Human Resources Consultant 1 – Business and Engineering Business Center (BEBC) invites applications for a 12-month,fixed-term, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #P00020UF. Closes Feb. 14.

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.

Veterinary Technician:  The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Feb. 15.  This position is for a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician in the Small Animal Hospital as a Medicine/ICU Float.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0015391 no later than midnight on Feb. 12.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

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 Closes Feb. 15.

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.

Building Services Coordinator, Chemistry Department, Oregon State University. Required qualifications include 2 years management experience, building management experience, experience researching and purchasing products and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Posting # P00041UF. Closes Feb. 19.

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.

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. 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.

Faculty research Assistant – The  Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Faculty Research Assistant positions serving the Eastern and South East regions of Oregon. Posting #0016816. Closes Feb. 22.

Academic Advisor-College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor. Posting P00045UF. Full consideration application date Feb. 25. Closes March 16.

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.

Internship & Cooperative Education Coordinator – College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Internship & Cooperative Education Coordinator position.  Posting # P00026UF.  Closes Feb. 28.

Office Specialist 2 – The department Educational Opportunities Programs invites you to apply to one full time Office Specialist 2 position. To apply, please visit posting# P00038CT.  Closes Feb. 29.

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

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant,Our Beaver Nation: The OSU Foundation is looking to add an experienced and skilled Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to our Development team based on campus at Gill Coliseum. The person in this position will be the point of contact for visitors, callers and staff members, and provide administrative support to the Our Beaver Nation office, annual fund, stewardship, and events. Four year degree and one to two years of reception / customer service experience, or related administrative experience using similar knowledge skills or abilities.  Education and experience equivalencies will be considered.  To apply:  http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=5029

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: “No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” ~ Lewis Carroll. Areas of dense fog, possibly lasting into the afternoon. Gradual clearing. High 59, low 41. Areas of fog tomorrow then mostly cloudy.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 62, low of 34. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 60, low of 47. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

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


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