OSU Today

Wednesday, March 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.

Oregon State University requires students to get more immunizations (Register-Guard)

“When I speak to parents, I say that anything we can do to protect a student from an infectious disease will help keep them in school,” Jenny Haubenreiser, executive director of OSU Student Health Services, said in a news release. “Catching pertussis, for example, could knock a student out for several weeks and reduce their ability to complete that term of school. We want to keep students on track.”

Toxicologist named director of OSU Food Innovation Center (Capital Press)

David Stone, an associate professor whose specialty is the study of pesticides, metals and biotoxins, is the new director of Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center. (see also Portland Food & Drink)

Researcher examines biochar use in forests (Capital Press)

Page-Dumroese’s lab is the lead on researching the project with Oregon State University, Boyte said.

OSU-Cascades masters’ counseling program gains accreditation (KTVZ)

Oregon State University – Cascades master’s in counseling degree recently received full accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, the national body that accredits counseling and similar degree programs.

Killing to Conserve (Earth Island Journal)

“What we have here is the idea of killing in the name of conservation,” says Michael Nelson, professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Oregon State University’s School of Forestry, who has written extensively on the subject, and on the ethics of hunting wolves in particular. “If animals don’t matter very much, then you can say: ‘We’ll kill a few of them and see if it does what we think it will do.’”

New app helps to ID vine maladies (The Newberg Graphic)

A new app developed at Oregon State University aims to help grape growers accurately diagnose unhealthy grapevines, in the hopes of stemming the common urge to immediately spray the vines with pesticides.

Oregon State University to digitize oral histories of black railroad porters (The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education)

In 2014 Oregon State University received the African American Railroad Porter Oral History Collection. The audio recordings made between 1983 and 1992 tell the stories of Black railroad porters in Oregon in the early and mid-twentieth century.

Onions: Springtime planting brings big summertime bulbs (Herald & News)

Plant as soon as the soil is dry enough to work, said Jim Myers, a plant breeder at Oregon State University. March and April are prime times.

Process flow and display backplane evolution (Display Daily)

Chances are you missed the Recent SID Webinar on display backplane evolution given by SID Fellow Dr. John Wager, professor at the school of EECS, Oregon State University. Wager said important to the evolution of the display backplane is not only “electron mobility and transport” in addressing ever more pixel dense panels, but “process complexity” which plays a critical role in the future of backplane development.


RecycleMania: RecycleMania – an annual 8-week Civil War and national recycling competition between universities – is running Feb. 7 – April 2. Help OSU compete – and catch up to UO who is currently ahead – by recycling, composting and reducing your trash! Event this week: Get Caught Recycling at surprise times and locations, March 7-9.

Webinar – Alcohol: The Way You Define the Problem Influences Your Solution: The advent of clinical trials and alcohol epidemiology in the middle of the last century has led to an explosion of knowledge about alcohol’s effects on individual and public health. The way most Americans understand the root of the problem, however, has not incorporated that knowledge. This webinar will describe not only how our prevailing framework impedes progress on reducing the impact of risky drinking on individuals and society, but also how focusing on alcohol consumption guidelines is a promising model to facilitate progress. March 9, 10-11:30 a.m., Memorial Union 215.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Departmental Seminar: Laurel Kincl, College of Public Health and Human Services, Oregon State University, will present her seminar “Using occupational measurement data to estimate exposures in epidemiological studies”- at noon on Wednesday, March 9, in ALS 4001.

NEW! Today at 2 p.m.: CORE WebEx Training – CORE Dashboards: Join Diana Lindsley, Business Intelligence Center Operations Manager, today (March 9) at 2 p.m. for a 30 minute Weekly Wednesday WebEx training. Diana will be covering the dashboards available to users of CORE. No need to pre-register. WebEx Link: https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/j.php?MTID=mfcfaac9ba569864fb4a49a0a2c14d4e7 (copy and paste into your browser). As directed, enter meeting number: 923 272 920.

WRGP Winter Seminar Series. Chris Parrish, Oregon State University School of Civil & Construction Engineering will present “Bathymetry and Coastal Change Assessment from Airborne and Spaceborne Sensors” on Wednesday March 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Peavy 101.

Pulling Back the Curtain: A behind-the-scenes look at the changing world of science journalism. Wednesday, March 9, 5 p.m. in Learning Innovation Center (LInC) Room 210.  A lively session with a moderator and four accomplished science journalists. Free and open to the public. http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/features/journalism/ Event will be streamed live 5:15-6:30 p.m. (no online chat & no recording): http://live.oregonstate.edu

Thomas Kinkade reception: 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.

Speculative fiction novelist talk: Author Starhawk will read from her new futuristic novel “City of Refuge” and talk about the writing of speculative fiction, and the importance of stories in envisioning our collective futures, 7 p.m., March 9, Gilfillan Auditorium. Her talk is titled, “Fiction, Trance and Prophecy: Stories to Shape the Future.” Sponsored by The Anarres Project for Alternative Futures; The Spring Creek Project; and The Program for Ethics, Science, and the Environment.

University Chorale: Join the University Chorale for an evening of song, 7:30 p.m., March 9, First Congregational Church, Corvallis. This term’s performance is unique in that none of the pieces will be sung in English. Languages include Chinese, Serbian and Hebrew among others.

Upcoming events

NEW! Battle of the Bands: MUPC’s annual Battle of the Bands will be held on Friday, March 11 in the Memorial Union Ballroom from 8:30-12:30 a.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The competing bands are: Adieu Caribou, Crushingcrayons, The Macks, Red Spectre and Vandfald. The event will also feature The Shifts and DJ Keyst1.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Dual Degree Thesis Defense. Jacob Kollen, MS Water Resource Engineering, MS Soil Science will dual defend on Monday, March 14 at 9 a.m. in Wilkinson 203. Jacob will present “Experiences in Implementing the White Method: Estimating Evapotranspiration Using Fluctuations of Water Table Elevation”. He is co-advised by John Selker in Biological & Ecological Engineering and Maria Dragila in Soil Science.

NEW! Learn Online Marketing from the Pros – Digital Brand Management Series Continues in March 28: Only a few spots left for the next session of our Digital Brand Management series: Building a Digital Channel Content Strategy. Learn from, and network with, Hallie Janssen of the Oregonian Media Group. This OSU-exclusive experience teaches you real-world strategies to help you gain an immediate edge! Learn more.

Galt Foundation (Qualified Rehabilitation Facility – QRF) Campus Outreach: Galt Foundation will be facilitating a campus-wide outreach to provide an opportunity for those who are actively supporting temporary staffing needs campus-wide to hear about the social and economic benefits of working with a QRF as it relates to Galt Foundation, understand Galt Foundation’s processes, services and standards, and participate in a face to face question and answer session. Thursday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union, Journey Room. For more information: donna.cain2@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-3423.

Faculty Sessions with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring a small group conversation with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. The next session is March 10 from 10-11:30 a.m. If you wish to attend this session, please forward the following information to Vickie Nunnemaker (vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu): name, email address, work unit, and phone number. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

Advisor Coffee Talk on CORE: Jeff Malone, Chrysanthemum Hayes, and Diana Lindsley will teach advisors how to use CORE through a computer training. 1-3 p.m., March 10, Autzen computer classroom, Valley Library.

MBA Info Session: An MBA is a versatile and well-regarded degree designed to help future managers and entrepreneurs become better leaders. 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. Join us on Thursday, March 10 from 5:30-6:60 p.m., for an Information Session in Austin Hall, room 126. During the session, we will discuss the value of an MBA, the benefits of Oregon State’s program, as well as the admissions process and scholarship opportunities for well-qualified applicants. Prospective students as well as advisors encouraged to attend. RSVP’s to osumba@oregonstate.edu appreciated but not required. For more information: http://business.oregonstate.edu/mba

Saving Seeds. At the March 10 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Jill Bushakra of the USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository will discuss efforts to preserve cultivated fruits and nuts and their wild relatives. 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 March 7 for meal reservations, or anytime to secure your spot, 541-737-0724.

Ecampus Faculty Forum: Take part in a showcase of excellence in online teaching and discover techniques you can use to improve your online courses on April 13 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The interactive sessions at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center feature OSU colleagues sharing innovative teaching methods and course development best practices. Includes breakfast and lunch with a keynote address by Jan Plass, chair of Digital Media and Learning Sciences at New York University. Register by April 10.

News for Employees

Funding needed to ship clothing to Syrian refugees: The OSU Ettihad Cultural Center has successfully collected 1,800 pounds in donated clothing to provide to Syrian refugees overseas, but is now raising the funds needed to ship that clothing to recipients. Students have created a Go Fund Me account to cover the needed shipping costs. Anyone interested can go to https://www.gofundme.com/fyskahyk to make a donation.

Accelerated Learning Standards: OSU Faculty Senate seeks feedback from faculty on the draft of Accelerated Learning Standards at http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~mjb/fs1603/Accel%20Lrng.pdf. The document consists of two sections – Dual Credit Teaching Partnerships and Proficiency-Based Accelerated Learning. Please complete and submit to jay.noller@oregonstate.edu by 5 p.m., March 15, for inclusion with faculty feedback from around the state to HECC (Higher Education Coordinating Commission).

100% of Our 2015 HR Certification Test Preparation Course Participants Are Now SHRM Certified. Demonstrate your knowledge, skill and leadership in HR to current and prospective employers with a SHRM certification! Our prep course features Oregon’s only SHRM-approved instructor, Dennis Carr, and a FREE SHRM Learning system package (an $854 value). Hurry, our next session starts March 28. Register now.

Association of Office Professionals Monthly Merit Award Nominations: Nominations for classified or professional faculty to receive a monthly Merit Award are now being accepted. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding performance in the work place. The nominator may be anyone from the campus community. Potential qualities include great working attitude, cooperation, courtesy, creativity, flexibility, professionalism, quality of work, sense of humor, and other qualities the nominee admires. Nominations are due by the 10th of each month. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition.

Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Monday, March 14, to submit the application for family members attending other former OUS Universities during spring term. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

Faculty Staff Fitness Spring Registration is now open! Be sure to check out our offerings & register online here. Seasonal offerings include Happy Healthy Eyes, Adult Learn to Swim, & Couch to 5K, sign up today!

Traffic and Maintenance

30th Street: Due to tree maintenance, the northbound lane between Campus Way and Jefferson Street (View Map) will be temporarily closed Tuesday, March 22, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Bill Coslow 541-737-3488.


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.

Administrative Program Assistant – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # P00071CT. Closes March 9.

Office Specialist 2 –University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Office Specialist 2 position. Posting P00105CT. Closes March 9.

Temporary Food Service Worker 3 –University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for three a full-time (1.00 FTE), Temporary Food Service Worker 3 positions. Posting P00106CT. Closes March 9.

Office Specialist 1 – The Gilliam County Extension Office invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Office Specialist 1 position. Posting P00086CT. Closes March 10.

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.

NEW! Temporary Fiscal Coordinator 2 for The VP for Research invites applications for temporary full time FTE, 12-month, hourly position. Posting # P00110CT Closes March 11.

Chef de Cuisine, OSU Catering, University Housing and Dining Services. Filling one F/T Management position. Annual salary range $36,000 – $48,000, and includes a comprehensive benefits package (health care, vacation & sick leave). Unclassified Faculty Posting #P00071UF.  Closes March 11.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Recruitment Specialist, Oregon State University Direct SE Asia. This position will execute a comprehensive international recruitment and marketing plan targeted at building brand recognition in key markets across Asia and driving international student enrollment for Oregon State University’s graduate and undergraduate degree seeking programs. For more information or to apply please follow the link: http://bit.ly/1SXFihz. Apply by noon, March 13.

Assistant Director– The Career Development Center invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month,  Assistant Director. Closes March 13.

Office Specialist 2 – The Washington County Extension Office invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #P00099CT. Closes March 13.

Office Specialist 2– The Faculty Senate invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Office Specialist 2. Posting #P00107CT. Closes March 14.

Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting #P00101CT. Closes March 14.

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.

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. 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. Closes March 15 (deadline extended).

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.

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

Postdoctoral Research Scholar – Fish Ecology. Quantitative fish ecologist to assess the impact of hypoxia on living resources in the Gulf of Mexico, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Send email and vitae to Stephen.brandt@oregonstate.edu. Closes March 18.

Veterinary Technician. Oregon State University’s (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Large Animal Teaching Hospital.  The hospital is part of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary.  Posting #0015391. Apply by March 20.   

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Office Specialist, Learning Center. The Learning Center Office Specialist acts as a first point of contact for students, instructors and other visitors of the Learning Center at INTO OSU. This is a general administrative and customer service position designed to provide a high level of support and assistance to the Learning Center Coordinator in the day to day operations of the Learning Center. For more information or to apply please follow the link: http://bit.ly/1Tm1Hpm
Apply by March 20.

Office Specialist 2 – Integrative Biology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, OS2.  This position is responsible for the coordination of travel, hourly hiring and payroll processes. Posting #P00096CT. Closes March 25.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Human Resources Consultant 1 (HRC1) position. Posting # P00090UF. Closes March 28.

OSU-Cascades Human Resources Manager – OSU-Cascades is seeking an OSU-Cascades Human Resources Manager. This is a full-time 1.0FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting# P00086UF. Closes March 28.

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

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 Vice President for Research Integrity – The Vice President of Research Office is seeking an Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting# P00095UF. Closes April 28.

Food Service Worker 1 – Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center invites applications for a part-time (.25 FTE), intermittent, Food Service Worker 1 position. Posting P00090CT. Closes May 1.

Research Analyst – The OSU Foundation is looking for a pro-active prospect research analyst to support fundraising activities by researching, analyzing and recommending strategies for a team of development officers. This position is responsible for helping facilitate donor cultivation and solicitation. If you have experience identifying new prospects through industry best practices, creating prospect profiles and briefings, collaborating with development officers, and “thinking differently,” consider applying for this position. If you’re interested in this position, and you have experience with profile research techniques, apply at the OSU Foundation website: http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=5098.

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


Corvallis: “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt. Rain, high of 58, low of 48. Rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Rain today, high of 50, low of 41. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Newport: Rain and windy, high of 57, low of 49. Showers likely tomorrow.

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

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