OSU Today

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 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.

‘Fat studies’ embrace diversity and take on the biases of being overweight (USA Today)

Patti Watkins, a professor and clinical psychologist at Oregon State University, says fat studies courses are educating students that being overweight is not necessarily the real health threat“There’s a real knee-jerk reaction in our society that of course fat is bad,” Watkins says.

30-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Flowers May Be Toxic (Discovery News)

“Species of the genus Strychnos are almost all toxic in some way,” George Poinar Jr., an amber expert at Oregon State University, said in a statement. “Each plant has its own alkaloids with varying effects. Some are more toxic than others, and it may be that they were successful because their poisons offered some defense against herbivores.”

Injury Sleuth (National Fisherman)

To get a better understanding of injuries and safety issues in general among Dungeness crabbers, Oregon State University’s Laurel Kinci, one of the authors of the study, will be leading focus group meetings with fishermen and surveying fishing crews along the Pacific Coast to learn more about safety and injuries, and develop several interventions to help reduce injuries among crabbers.

Paper demonstrates autonomous underwater vehicles can be pre-programmed to make independent decisions (Phys. Org)

The idea occurred to Moline and Kelly Benoit-Bird, a colleague at Oregon State University who co-authored the paper, while they were conducting large-scale distribution studies of marine organisms in the Tongue of the Ocean, a deep ocean trench that separates the Andros and New Providence islands in the Bahamas.

The EPA’s new toxicology tests may save some animals (WIRED)

Still, certain aspects of toxicity are difficult to study outside of a living animal, says Nancy Kerkvliet, a toxicologist at Oregon State University who uses mice to study how toxins affect the immune system. “With the immune system, you have all these different types of cells, moving through the body, interacting with different tissues,” she says.

Grants for farm safety education, outreach (Morning Ag Clips)

NIFA awarded the first two grants for this program in October 2015, providing nearly $1.2 million in funding to the University of Florida to establish the Southern Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Center to Enhance Produce Safety and nearly $1.2 million to Oregon State University to establish the Western Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Center to Enhance Food Safety.

Fish farms cause lasting genetic change in one generation (Cosmos Magazine)

And Oregon State University scientists have found the reason – hundreds of genes change gear and are passed down to offspring, letting hatchery fish evolve and adapt to the cramped conditions – all within a single generation.

2016’s best and worst cities for women-owned businesses (Wallet Hub)

Donald Neubaum, professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy and associate dean for research in the OSU College of Business, participated in the discussion.

Injury sleuth (National Fisherman)

If you are fishing Dungeness crab off the coast of Washington, Oregon or California, you are most apt to be injured when hauling back crab pots and landing them on deck — and the injury is likely to be a fracture. Working the hauling block accounted for 47 percent of the injuries in a recent study on the types and nature of injuries and fatalities within the Dungeness fleet from 2002 to 2014. The study is out of Oregon State University and was published in the latest issue of the journal International Maritime Health.

Outside accountant offers views on OSU budget (Gazette-Times)

Howard Bunsis, a professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University, will be in Corvallis this week to offer an analysis of Oregon State University’s recent budgets. Bunsis will present “The OSU Budget: Breaking the Black Box” at noon Wednesday in the Journey Room of OSU’s Memorial Union, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way.

Jump start spring gardening (Bend Bulletin)

For helpful instructions on how to collect your sample, as well as resources for how to use the results, check out Oregon State University Extension Service’s guide to soil testing atcatalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec628 or call their Deschutes County OSU Extension Office at 541-548-6088.

Intrepid cruisers can sail Antarctic with scientists (Examiner)

The Antarctic Peninsula region is explored during the voyage and the region is the focus of a long-term whale tagging research project that was initiated by Dr. Ari Friedlaender, researcher and professor at Oregon State University. His specialty is foraging ecology and effects of climate change on marine mammals and their behavior relating to environmental variables.


Chili and Cornbread Fiesta: On Tues., Feb. 23, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Waldo 252, join the School of Language, Culture, and Society for some vegetarian chili and cornbread. We are asking $3 for a bowl of yumminess with a piece of goodness. Come one, come all, bring your appetites and support the OSU Food Drive! For questions, contact leonora.rianda@oregonstate.edu.

Board of Trustees: The Finance & Administration Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to consider quarterly management and investment reports. The meeting will be from 1-2 p.m. in the President’s Conference Room, Room 650, in Kerr Administration Building, 1500 S.W. Jefferson Way, on the OSU campus in Corvallis. It is open to the public. More information on the meeting is available online at http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/trustees/meetings.

OSU-Cascades Bioscience Journal Club Guest Lecture: Mahfuzur Sarker from the OSU Department of Microbiology will be giving a guest presentation at the OSU-Cascades campus on recent research about Clostridium perfringens. He will speak on Feb. 23 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Cascades Hall Room 115. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Molly: svendsmo@oregonstate.edu or visit http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/osucascadesbjc/.

Wisdom Workshop: A Wisdom Workshop is being offered by the Contemplative Studies Initiative with John Edwards of Psychology.  The workshop will be held Tuesday evenings Feb. 16, through March 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Learning Innovations Center Room 302.  Registration is not required.  Each session includes meditation.  Session topics are Emptiness, Karma, and Embodiment.  Contact Teri.Morris@oregonstate.edu. for more information.

Between Sanders and Trump: Paths for the Left Beyond Electoral Politics: Political journalist Arun Gupta discusses this historic Presidential campaign and what it means for the future of progressive social movements in the United States. Gupta is a founding editor of the Indypendent magazine and was a founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal. Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union, 208: La Raza Room.

Chamber Ensembles Concert: The Oregon State University horn, low brass and bassoon studios present a free performance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Street.

Upcoming events

NEW! Harvest of the Month: Celebrate Oregon’s birthday this month with a special food-tasting featuring Oregon’s state fruit and state nut—pears from Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers and hazelnuts from Meridian Orchards. Head to McNary Dining Center from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, for free samples of pear, hazelnut and blue cheese pizza and a salad of mixed greens, pears, and hazelnuts. Full-size portions of the pizza and salad are also available for purchase, and dishes featuring pears and hazelnuts are also on the menu at Marketplace West Dining Center and Southside Station at Arnold Dining Center.

NEW: Repair Fair: The Winter Repair Fair will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the OSUsed Store, 644 S.W. 13th St. Full details for the event, including demos and repair skills, may be found at: http://tiny.cc/repair-fair

NEW! Career Expo: The Career Development Center is hosting the Engineering & Technology Career Fair on Feb. 25 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. This is a fantastic opportunity for the OSU community to interact with employers who want to hire OSU students and alumni. A list of employers attending and more information can be found here.

NEW! A Conversation with Cree activist Crystal Lameman: Lameman is one of the principal subjects of the film “This Changes Everything.” She is Treaty Coordinator & Communications Manager for the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Alberta, Canada; the Climate and Energy Campaigner for Sierra Club Canada; and a fellow of the Indigenous Environmental Network. She will meet with students, faculty, and community members for an informal conversation on Thursday, Feb. 25, 4-5 p.m., Native American Longhouse Eena Haws. Co-sponsored by Native American Longhouse and Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word.

NEW! Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything” (film screening): Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, “This Changes Everything” is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. One the film’s principal subjects, Crystal Lameman, Treaty Coordinator & Communications Manager for the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Alberta, Canada, will attend. Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center.

NEW! Ivy Street Ensemble: Tickets are also on sale now for the SAC Presents concert featuring the Ivy Street Ensemble, on Thurs. Feb 25 at 7:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th Street, Corvallis. Featuring Colorado Symphony musicians Cathy Peterson, flute; Erik Peterson, violin; and Phillip Stevens, viola, this chamber music trio recently received second place in the Chamber Music category with the American Prize, an award celebrating American Excellence in the arts. Advance tickets are available at Gracewinds Music and online.

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.

NEW! OSU Theatre and Music present Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me, Kate Feb. 26-27 and March 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. on the Withycombe Hall Main Stage. Directed by Charlotte Headrick, with musical direction by Lauren Servias and choreography by Megan Skinner, this comedy is based on “Taming of the Shrew and continues OSU Theatre’s season, All the World’s a Stage: Celebrating Shakespeare. For tickets and information visit http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/theatre.

Art exhibit: Nigel Poor’s exhibit, The San Quentin Prison Report Archive Project, is currently on exhibit in Fairbanks Gallery through March 1. Poor invited men from San Quentin to augment photographs with written commentary and observations, using images selected from the prison’s archives. Each man’s relationship to the photographs is intimate: the prisoners reflect on depictions of incarceration with astute insights, humor and compassion. http://oregonstate.edu/fairbanksgallery/Current_Exhibit_.html

Thomas Kinkade: Works by painter Thomas Kinkade will be on display in the Giustina Gallery in The LaSells Stewart Center Feb. 23-March 15. The exhibit is titled, “What will last? Original works from the Thomas Kinkade Collection.” A reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Giustina Gallery. Members of Kinkade’s family are scheduled to attend.

Career Expo: The Career Development Center is hosting the All-Industries Career Fair on Feb. 24 11 a.m.-4 p.m., in the CH2MHill Alumni Center. This is a fantastic opportunity for the OSU community to interact with employers who want to hire OSU students and alumni. A list of employers attending and more information can be found here.

RecycleMania: RecycleMania is an annual 8-week Civil War and national recycling competition between universities, running Feb. 7 – April 2. Currently OSU is nearly tied with UO. Help OSU compete by recycling, composting and reducing your trash. Events this week: Winter Repair Fair Feb. 24 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Recycled Fashion Show Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

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.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! WRGP Winter Seminar Series: Catalina Segura of the Oregon State University’s Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management will present “Sediment transport modelling” on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Peavy 101.

NEW! PhD defense: Meisam Shir Mohammadi, PhD candidate in Materials Science & Wood Science, will defend his dissertation titled, “Developing a Design Model for Cellulose Nanocrystal Composites.”  The defense will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 115. Free and open to the public.

NEW! The Prayer-Gauge Debate: Prayer and Healing in the Victorian Era and in Ours: In 1872 the English physicist John Tyndall proposed a scientific experiment to test the efficacy of prayers for the sick in which the mortality rates of one group who would be the object of prayers alone would be compared with those of another group who had received medical treatment. The trial, known as the prayer gauge, was never undertaken but the proposal engendered much public debate and it signaled the gulf that its proponents believed existed between scientific naturalism and religion. Prof. Gary Ferngren will explore the issues that the proposal raised and the continuing relevance of the debate for today. Thursday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union, Journey Room.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Departmental Seminar: Heather Stapleton, Associate Professor, Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Environmental Management, Duke University, will present his seminar “Flame Retardant Chemicals: Uses, Exposure and Human Health Concerns”- at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in ALS 4001.

Webinar: Discussing Synthetic Drugs – Jill Head, supervisory chemist in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Special Testing and Research Laboratory. Ms. Head will discuss the history of synthetic drugs, the evolution of synthetic cannabinoids and cathinones, and new psychoactive substances, with a focus on newer fentanyl. Feb.24, 11 a.m.-noon in Student Health Services room #333.

Prevention and Advocacy Coalition: Advocacy Subgroup Meeting- formed as part of the larger Coalition to develop goals and evidence based strategies for creating an OSU culture characterized by respectful interactions and relationships, free of sexual assault and other forms of harassment and violence. Open to the public, with 10-minutes at the beginning of the meeting for public comment. Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-noon in Student Health Services 322A. For questions please email contact.coalition@oregonstate.edu

Budget analysis: Howard Bunsis will present a talk “The OSU Budget: Breaking the Black Box,” Wednesday, Feb. 24, noon in MU Journey Room. Bunsis is professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University and has done an independent analysis of the OSU Budget. He will discuss whether the spending priorities of OSU truly reflect it’s academic mission and stated values. Sponsored by the OSU American Association of University Professors, the Alliance for a Socially Justice University, the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures, SEIU 503, Allied Students for Another Politics, and the Coalition of Graduate Employees.

Condon Lecture: Ellen Morris Bishop, an Oregon geologist, educator, author, and photographer,will present the 2015-16 Thomas Condon Lecture on 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in The LaSells Stewart Center. The lecture is titled “Oregon’s Climates through Time — Stories in the Stones.” The Condon Lecture, named after a pioneer of Oregon geology, helps to interpret significant scientific research for nonscientists.

LOCATION CHANGE! First Generation Film Screening and Panel: “First Generation” tells the story of four high school students who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education. Join this opportunity to learn about the dynamics and stories of first generation students from high school and beyond. A panel of first generation students, faculty, and staff will follow the screening. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., in the MU Ballroom. Free dinner and childcare provided with RSVP to dce.oregonstate.edu/first-generation by Feb. 24.

Face-to-Face, Heart-to-Heart: At the Feb. 25 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Kathleen Bogart of the School of Psychological Science will discuss her work in communications and disabilities. 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. 22 for meal reservations, or anytime to secure your spot, 541-737-0724.

Civic Engagement Week, February 20-26: The weeks’ activities will consist of: a Day Tripper to South Beach State Park to plant native trees; a community partner panel with representatives from Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, SAGE, Linn Benton Food Share, Produce for the People, and Stone Soup; tabling in the SEC Plaza with ASOSU and registering students to vote; a recycled Craft ‘n Care with SSI and MUPC; a service project with the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis; and a service project at Corvallis High School with Linus Pauling Healthy Youth. Details and registration available on the Civic Engagement Week website.

Food Drive events

NEW! Plant Sale: Ready for spring? The Academic Success Center is having a plant sale on Fri., Feb. 26, from noon-4 p.m. in the first floor lobby of Waldo Hall. Get a great deal on perennials, shrubs, and more! All plants have been generously donated by local nurseries and garden centers. Prices range from $3 -$5. For questions, contact Anika.Lautenbach@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Dessert Raffle: Purchase tickets for delicious desserts made by the AMBC and CAS Admin from Feb. 22-26 for $1/each or 6/$5.  Drawing will be held at 4 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 26.  Tickets are for sale in Hovland 108 with Karen Bose and Strand 448D with Liz Etherington.  For questions, contact april.cummings@oregonstate.edu.

UPDATED! Silent Auction: Business Affairs’ silent auction is Fri., Feb. 26 with bidding from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Kerr Admin. Bldg. Rm. B100. We will have several exciting items being auctioned off. Of the exciting items being auctioned off, there is a Chocolate Basket, Beaver Basket, OSU Basketball tickets, Dog Basket and Bath & Body Basket and much more! Also for sale will be mini cupcakes, mini cookies, peanut butter cookies and ginger cookies for  $1/each. Watch for posters throughout Kerr to see what other items we will be up for auction. For questions, contact angela.johnson3@oregonstate.edu.

Chili Cook-off: Join the College of Veterinary Medicine for lunch on Wed., Feb. 24 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Magruder lobby. For questions, contact carrie.compton@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. 24 in Richardson Hall, 2nd Floor Knuckle. For questions, contact jessica.fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.

Student Culture Film Fest and Bake Sale: Enjoy some quirky student film productions and some tasty treats from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed. Feb. 24 in the Valley Library Willamette rooms on the 3rd floor. The bake sale is part of the OSU Food Drive and treats will be available by donation.

Tasty Treats II Silent Auction: On Thurs., Feb. 25, join the Crop and Soil Science Department for another awesome food auction in Ag Life Sciences Room 3017 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Winning bidders can pick up their items at 3 p.m. Buy it now option available on everything. If you would like to donate an item for auction bring it to ALS 3017 before 9 a.m.  Happy bidding! For questions, contact emmalie.goodwin@oregonstate.edu.

Burrito Bar: Stop by Ag Life Sciences 1019 on Thurs., Feb. 25 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for a customized burrito lunch (Or fix a plate of nachos or a salad). All of your favorite burrito fixings will be available. Suggested donation of $5. For questions, contact mary.mucia@oregonstate.edu.

Dessert Raffle: Purchase tickets for delicious desserts made by the AMBC and CAS Admin from Feb. 22-26th for $1/each or 6/$5. Drawing will be held at 4 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 26. Tickets are for sale in Hovland 108 with Karen Bose and Strand 448D with Liz Etherington. For questions, contact april.cummings@oregonstate.edu.

Folding for Food: Origami folding of dollar bills (or $5 or $10 or $20…) into lovely flowers. Have some fun creating money flowers, bring them to Milam 101 by Mon., Feb. 29, pop them in one of the vases and register for a prize drawing. Prizes include art, handmade truffles and hand knitted works of art. Check the internet for how-to-videos. For questions, contact Rena.Thayer@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.

Cookie Days: Printing and Mailing Services’ XPress Stop will be serving fresh baked cookies from 11:30 a.m .- 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in February. Cookies will be 2 for $1. For questions, contact kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

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.

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.

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 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: http://communications.oregonstate.edu/sites/communications.oregonstate.edu/files/events/files/blazers_2016_pean_food_drive_flyer.pdf

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.

News for Employees

PROMISE interns: The PROMISE program invites you to apply to host a 2016 summer intern. The program runs from Monday, June 27 to Friday, Sept. 2. Click here for information about hosting an intern and to apply. For general information about the PROMISE program, visit: dce.oregonstate.edu/promise/. The PROMISE program is sponsored by Diversity & Cultural Engagement and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access. Please contact Charlene Martinez if you have any questions about the suitability of a project or your organization’s alignment to the PROMISE purpose and mission. The deadline to apply is March 7.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Bulletin: Food in Emergencies: If an earthquake, winter storm, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days or even weeks. By taking time now to store emergency food supplies, you can provide for your entire family. Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics.

Association of Office Professionals scholarship: The OSU AOP will award at least one $500 scholarship based on achievement and potential for the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants must be full time OSU students with sophomore, junior, or senior standing at the time of application with at least one full year of undergraduate studies remaining during the 2016-17 academic year, AND have a major or declared minor in the College of Business, OR regardless of major, have a parent or legal guardian who is a member in good standing in OSU AOP. A completed application; three current, signed letters of recommendation; and a current unofficial transcript must be submitted by May 2, to Laurie Wyant, 213 Gilkey Hall, Corvallis, OR, 97331 or via email to Laurie.wyant@oregonstate.edu.

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2016-17. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. Program description and application: http://bit.ly/1SOr6aw. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: April 18.

Traffic and Maintenance

Bates Hall: As part of the Johnson Hall Project and in preparation for the power shutdown scheduled for Feb. 27, 7 parking spaces (View Map) in the Bates Hall north parking lot (#3313) will be closed Feb. 23-24. Pacific Power will be working in the vault preparing for Feb. 27. The drive thru for Bates Hall will remain open. The spaces affected are the drop off parking spots for Bates Hall. The project manager is working with parking services to relocate those spots temporarily to the west for those two days.


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.

Director – Life Skills – The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Director of Life Skills position. Posting #P00060UF. Closes Feb 24.

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.

Academic Wage Hourly: Faculty Research Assistant – The Institute of Natural Resources invites applications for a part-time .49 FTE, 12-month, academic wage hourly position. This position is anticipated to last 9 months. Posting# P00013AW. Closes Feb. 29.

Director, Printing & Mailing – Printing & Mailing Services is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Director. Posting number #P00057UF. Closes on Monday, Feb. 29.

Accountant 1 – The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center at OSU is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Accountant 1 position. Posting # P00057CT. Closes Feb. 29.

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

Academic Advisor – The Academic Success Center is seeking three, full-time (1.0 FTE) Academic Advisors to provide direct academic advising service to a defined cohort of low-income and/or first-generation college students. Posting #P00048UF. Closes March 1.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor (Water Management Technologist) position. Posting #0016967. For full consideration apply by March 1 (deadline extended), closes March 15 (deadline extended).

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 March 1 (deadline extended), closes March 15 (deadline extended).

Office Specialist 2 – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # P00053CT. Closes March 2.

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.

Building Services Coordinator, Chemistry Department. 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 March 4.

Faculty Research Assistant – Genome Research/Biocomp is seeking a Core Lab Technician. This is a part-time (.60FTE) position, 12-month, fixed term with the possibility of moving to full time. Posting# P00047UF. Closes March 4.

Executive Director, Marine Studies Initiative–The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Executive Director, Marine Studies Initiative. Posting #P00068UF. Closes March 6. This is an internal employment opportunity.

Seed Laboratory Manager – The Department of Crop & Soil Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Seed Laboratory Manager position. Posting #P00031UF. Closes March 6.

NEW! Medical Lab Technologist: Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Medical Lab Technologist, Posting #P00078CT. For full consideration, apply by March 7. Closes March 31.

Coordinator, Sports & Special Programs – The Department of Recreational Sports invites applications for a 12-month, fixed-term, Coordinator position. This position directs the administration and supervision of comprehensive Sports and Special Programs that includes sport clubs, intramural sports, and special events. Posting #P00054UF. Closes March 8.

Sexual Assault Support Services Coordinator: Counseling and Psychological Services seeks an innovative team leader to oversee the Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) program. This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment. Posting # P00058UF. Closes March 10.

Assistant Director, Mental Health Promotion: Counseling and Psychological Services seeks an energetic, collaborative leader to direct the vision, coordination, implementation and assessment of the CAPS Mental Health Promotion Program. This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment. Posting #P00069UF. Closes March 14.

NEW! The College of Science Dean’s Office is seeking a Head Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P00042UF. Closes March 15.

NEW! 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 March 31.

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: “Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” ~  Noam Chomsky. Areas of fog and then sunny, high of 56, low of 38. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny, high of 51, low of 34. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny, high of 60, low of 45. Slight chance of rain Wednesday.

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


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