OSU Today

Thursday, March 10, 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.

Tsunami fish castaways go on display at Oregon coast (OPB)

A second beakfish on display was pulled up in a crab pot near Port Orford two months before the drifting boat hull showed up off of Newport. That surprise, fishy discovery was initially held at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center before transfer to the nearby aquarium. (see also Register-Guard)

Scotland’s Orkney Islands harness energy from the sea (Deutsche Welle)

Sea lions are big, heavy animals, and they love to lounge on buoys, boats – anything that floats. “There’s a lot of engineering and design going into how you might shape a turbine or coat it with Teflon so that a sea lion can’t hang out on it,” says Sarah Henkel, a scientist Oregon State University on the US west coast. “Having a sea lion sitting on your turbine would definitely affect the performance of the device!”

Planning Commission battles with OSU-related plan changes (Gazette-Times)

The effort to update Corvallis’ comprehensive plan to reflect the current reality of the city’s relationship with Oregon State University continues to pose challenges for policymakers.

Oregon State steps up new vaccine requirements for students (Oregonian)

Oregon State University is stepping up its immunization requirements for students starting in this spring term. (see also Herald & News)

Battle of the Bands 2016 (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Battle of the Bands is getting an extreme makeover: The annual music competition, where local bands perform for cash and prizes, has a new home, date and identity.

Manufacturing research center could transform Columbia County (South County Spotlight)

“Initial efforts will focus on training for students through industry-sponsored skilled apprenticeships that lead to postsecondary credentials and family-wage jobs,” Kate Chester, a PCC spokeswoman, stated in a news release last week. PCC will be the accrediting partner, while Oregon State University, Portland State University and the Oregon Institute of Technology will lead advanced manufacturing research.

Bend 2030 to hold ‘Envision OSU-Cascades’ workshops (KTVZ)

Bend 2030 will host four workshops in April offering community members a chance to envision the future of Oregon State University – Cascades’ new campus and to provide input on the university’s long-range development plan. (see also Bend Bulletin)


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.

NEW! Hybrid Faculty Showcase: How are OSU faculty using flipped and hybrid (blended) learning? See the latest in hybrid course designs by thirteen instructors who will present design approaches and selected activities from their planned hybrid courses. Sponsored by the the Center for Teaching and Learning. Thursday, March 10, 2 p.m., Milam 215; refreshments provided. For more information: cub.kahn@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Faculty Senate: The March 10 Faculty Senate agenda is online at http://cs.oregonstate.edu/~mjb/fs1603/1603.pdf. The meeting will be in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall from 3-5 p.m. Instructions to participate remotely in the Faculty Senate meeting are online at http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~mjb/fswebex/. Agenda items include Graduate Council Proposed Policy Revisions, Enhancing STEM Education (ESTEME) Report, Accelerated Learning Standards. There will also be opportunities to discuss topics with Provost Sabah Randhawa and Faculty Senate President Kate Halischak.

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.

Upcoming events

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! Robert M. Storm Distinguished Lecture: Edmund D. “Butch” Brodie, Professor of Biology at Utah State University, will give the inaugural Robert M. Storm Distinguished Lecture on “Arms races and the evolution of tetrodotoxin resistance.” He will speak on March 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in ALS 4001. Reception to follow at 5 p.m. in Cordley 3021.

NEW! Twitter in 15 Minutes!: Learn the basics of Twitter and practice a few tweets to get the hang of it. Hosted by eXtension and Victor Villegas. Join the webinar on March 17, 11:15 a.m. To connect to the webinar, click on this link.

NEW! OSU Free Virtual Networking Lunch – Beaver Nation is everywhere. The OSU Alumni Association has introduced a new virtual platform that allows you to connect with Oregon State alumni and friends no matter where you live. This real-time chat program will allow you to network and build connections from the privacy of your own computer. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, March 16. Register here. Here is a demo of how the virtual platform works.

NEW! Genome colloquium: The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing’s Spring Conference and Colloquium will take place all day on April 11th in the OSU CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  Registration is free and open to everyone in the OSU community: http://cgrb.oregonstate.edu/spring-conference .This year’s conference’s keynote speaker is Elaine Ostrander (NHGRI), who was one of the lead PIs on the dog genome project and who is a leader in the field of comparative genomics.

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.

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.

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

NEW! No OSU Today on Spring Break: OSU Today will be on hiatus March 21-25 and will resume March 28. Please plan your submissions accordingly.

NEW! Vote to get Benny the Beaver & OSU on a Frontier plane (and win prizes): Frontier Airlines is holding a Mascot Mania contest. The team with the most votes wins. The winning organization wins 20 roundtrip tickets and every time you vote you will be entered for a chance to win a free flight. You can find out more here www.flyfrontier.com/mascotcontest and Vote Here. You can vote once every 24 hours. Voting ends April 30.

NEW! STEM Academy AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) Club for 3rd-5th grade girls. Elementary AWSEM Club meets Thursdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m., from April 14–May 12 at Garfield Elementary School in Corvallis. Topics: DNA, Chemical Engineering, Computing, Geography, and Physics. Undergraduate women studying science and engineering at OSU will lead and be mentors for the clubs. To register, please visit http://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Cost is $75. Tuition assistance/scholarships available.  

Moms & Family Weekend Final Call: Moms & Family Weekend April 29 – May 1. The Memorial Union Program Council is working on the schedule for the printed and online Moms & Family Weekend program and needs any events or activities you want to be included in the program.  Last call to submit any event/activity names, times and locations, to stacey.wai@oregonstate.edu no later than Monday March 14.

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.

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.

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.

NEW! Accountant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting # P00103CT. Closes March 20.

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.

NEW! Assistant Director for Student Life. OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position as Assistant Director for Student Life.  Posting # P00094UF.  Full consideration date is March 21. Closes March 25.

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.

NEW! Assistant Professor – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Weed Management for Horticultural Crops. Posting # P00108UF. http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/22117 Closes April 17.

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: “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ~ Oscar Wilde. Rain and then a chance of showers, high of 58, low of 40. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Rain likely, then a chance of rain. High of 51, low of 33. Showers likely Friday.

Newport: Showers likely, high of 55, low of 47. Rain Friday.

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

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