OSU Today

Tuesday, March 15, 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.

New resources set for livability fight (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University has put together a three-pronged coalition to work on alcohol, drug and violence prevention, OSU’s fraternities announced plans for regular community cleanups and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s public safety division might start working with the Corvallis Police Department on alcohol enforcement issues.

Woodland learns lesson in sports marketing (The Columbian)

Woodland and OSU signed the licensing agreement in 2009. And Woodland isn’t the only school district to sign up. “We have a special program for high schools,” said Carson Dunlap, licensing manager at Oregon State.

Ancient Ice Might Be Answer To Earth’s Climate Warming (Headlines and Global News)

In the search for the factors that influence the Earth’s climate, scientists are looking for something very particular: an ancient piece of ice that formed when ice ages were more frequent, approximately one million years ago. A piece of ice that fits this requirement could help researchers better understand the warming of the planet that is taking place right now. “We really want ice that is 1.5 million years old,” said Ed Brook, a professor of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis. (See also Just Marine News, AZO Cleantech)

OSU to host maker fair, symposium (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University will host a maker fair and symposium April 8 and 9 on the OSU campus in Corvallis.

Impact of historic tsunami lingers five years later (CCTV)

CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke to Chris Goldfinger about long term effect of the tsunami. He studies oceans and earthquakes at Oregon State University.

Oregon State University to digitize oral histories of black railroad porters (Houston Style Magazine)

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.

OSU pays $275,000 to settle hazardous waste violations (Statesman-Journal)

Oregon State University has agreed to pay $275,000 in penalties for multiple violations of federal hazardous waste identification rules. (see also Gazette-Times)

EWEB uses sustainable gardening class to decrease summer water usage (Register-Guard)

While EWEB is subsidizing the program, the workshops are open to anyone in Lane County, not just to EWEB customers. “We’re sort of assuming (participants) have a basic knowledge of gardening,” said Brooke Edmunds, horticulturist for the OSU Lane County extension. “We really want people to get the technique down behind stormwater management, and aspects of increasing wildlife diversity.”

Earthquake program wins award  (Daily Record News)

The program was developed by a $625,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation EarthScope program. Oregon State University, the lead institution, CWU, and the University of Portland targeted educators in the seaside communities of Washington, Oregon, and northern California about the region’s earthquake and tsunami hazards and preparedness.


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.

Upcoming events

RESCHEDULED: Faculty from Arts and Sciences to meet with Ray, Randhawa: Announcing, President Ray and Provost Randhawa conversational meeting with faculty of the Division of Arts and Sciences on April 15 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Kelley Engineering building room 1001. A video recording of the meeting will be made available for those who cannot attend. Contact Andrea McDaniel for more information.

OSUAA Spring Awards Celebration, April 22: Join us in celebration as we honor two Beavers and a close friend during the OSU Alumni Association’s Spring Awards Ceremony on April 22. Award Recipients: Pamela Knowles ’77, Jean & C.H. Scram Graham Leadership Award; Allyn Ford, Joan Austin Honorary Alumni Award; Jen-Hsun Huang, E.B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award. Registration is open.

Lectures and Webinars

Capstone seminar and defense: Justin Zweifel, MNR, will present, “A landscape-scale watershed assessment method to support fish passage restoration strategies in Puget Sound, Washington State: A case study for the Fish Barrier Removal Board,” at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, Peavy 236.

CORE Training Session – New CORE Features: The Business Intelligence Center (BIC) is offering weekly CORE training sessions through WebEx. This week’s takes place March 16, 2 p.m. BIC Operations Manager Diana Lindsley introduces participants to the various features of CORE. These 30 minute 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 or copy and paste the link into your browser, https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/j.php?MTID=mfcfaac9ba569864fb4a49a0a2c14d4e7. Enter the meeting number 923 272 920, as directed.

Distinguished Visitor Lecture in Earth Science: Jessica Tierney, Associate Professor of Geosciences at the University of Arizona will present “Pirates, famine, and El Niño: The Horn of Africa under a changing climate” Monday, March 28, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in LInC 100. Lecture followed by reception.

Registration is open for the employee learning workshop, sponsored by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA): “Excel Tips and Tricks for Intermediate Users,” is scheduled for April 27, 1-2:30 p.m. Presenter Brad Dennis, Business Center Manager, Auxiliary and Activities Business Center, will demonstrate how to maximize the calculations feature, create more efficient sorting, link from one spreadsheet to the other, import and export files, and more. Cost to attend is $5 for PFLA members and $10 for non-members. Visit http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cYiJG56Pc7dUj9H for details, a downloadable flyer, and to register.

Become a Community Leader with Recycling 101. There is no planet B. Protect natural resources by learning about recycling, composting and waste reduction with Recycling 101. Travel the life cycle of recyclables and learn techniques to make earth-conscious choices at work and at home. Available online anytime, Recycling 101 is made up of eight modules – the first overview module is completely free.

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.

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.

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.

Genome colloquium: The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing’s Spring Conference and Colloquium will take place all day on April 11 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.

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! Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic – Food in Emergencies, Part 2: If a disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days or even weeks. Options for food storage include: Freeze dried foods, prepared foods, dehydrated foods, and canned foods.
Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics.

CAPS Faculty/Staff Survey Reminder: Recently Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) sent out a survey to gather information about faculty and staff perception of our services. We thank all of you who responded to it. If you have not yet completed the survey, your participation is valuable as we evaluate our services. Please click on the link below by Friday, March 18. http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_721Qd7QPB2gvvKZ

RecycleMania Civil War Tip: RecycleMania, an annual 8-week Civil War and national recycling competition between universities, runs through April 2. Help OSU compete – and catch up to UO who is currently ahead – by recycling, composting and reducing your trash. Tip: If you have a green deskside bin, empty it into your building’s recycling bins so it counts for the competition.

2016 Association of Office Professionals Member of the Year Award: The OSU Association of Office Professionals was formed to foster awareness, excellence, and professionalism in the ranks of office personnel. This award recognizes contributions toward these goals by individual members through creative approaches and consistently high performance as a professional in ways that benefit Oregon State. Nominees must be active AOP members and have participated in AOP-related activities within the last two years. To nominate an AOP member, submit your completed packet by April 22 to Laurie Wyant, Laurie.Wyant@oregonstate.edu. The complete packet shall include a nomination form and two letters of support. One of the two letters should be from a co-worker or supervisor.

Boss of the Year Award: The Oregon State University Association of Office Professionals wants to recognize creative approaches and consistently superior performance as a supervisor. A nominee must be actively employed in a supervisory capacity at any level. Nominees must be an OSU employee. To nominate a supervisor for this award, submit nominations by April 22 to Laurie Wyant, Laurie.Wyant@oregonstate.edu. Nomination packets must include a nomination form, and two letters of support, no longer than 2 pages in length. At least one should be from office support personnel.

AOP scholarship: The OSU Association of Office Professionals (AOP) was formed to foster awareness, excellence and professionalism in the ranks of office personnel. The OSU AOP will award at least one $500 scholarship based on achievement and potential for the 2016-17 academic year. To qualify, 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. Application can be found at http://fa.oregonstate.edu/aop/aop-scholarship. 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.

Coming this Spring: Earth Week Teach-Ins: Faculty are invited to lead teach-ins during Earth Week, from April 18-22. This campus-wide event aims to educate OSU students about climate change and its ecological, social, political and moral implications. Faculty can hold closed teach-ins with their own students, or open teach-ins for all students and community. The event will also host keynote lectures from Monday through Friday during Earth Week at noon in the Snell Hall International Forum. The project is sponsored by OSUDivest, Spring Creek Project, PESE, 350Corvallis, and RTC. For more information please visit www.osuteachin.wordpress.com For questions or to confirm participation as teach-in leaders, please e-mail osuteachin@gmail.com

Course Fees Updated: 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, April 5. The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the Summer/Fall 2016 course fees for certain field trips and PAC courses before they become effective on April 10. The proposed fees can be reviewed at the Valley Library circulation desk. Comments should be directed to Beth Giddens at beth.giddens@oregonstate.edu.

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.

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

Valley Football Center: As part of the Valley Football Center Expansion project, the power to both Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center and Valley Football Center will be shut down March 19 – March 23 to upgrade power at Valley Football Center. Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center will be shut down March 19 and possibly March 20. Valley Football Center will be shut down March 19-23. For more information, contact Dave Raleigh at 541-230-0804.

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.

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.

EXTENDED: Temporary Fiscal Coordinator 2 for The VP for Research invites applications for temporary full time FTE, 12-month, hourly position. Posting # P00110CT Closes March 16.

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.

EXTENDED: 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. Closing date extended to March 18.

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! Development Engineer (Internal Employment Opportunity): OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for part-time, limited duration, 12-month, hourly position. Posting # P00108CT Closes March 18.

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! Coordinator of Student Activities: OSU-Cascades in Bend is seeking a Coordinator of Student Activities. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), short-term academic wage appointment anticipated to last through June of 2016. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Director of Student Success. Posting# P00026AW. Closes March 25.

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! Public Information Representative 2 (Transportation Options Coordinator) – The Transportation Services department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Transportation Options Coordinator to lead programs to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips associated with the university. Posting #P00113CT. Closes April 1st.

Student position: Interested in a paid position translating from English to Chinese or Spanish? The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is hiring OSU students who have completed SPAN 455 or CHN 313 to translate the content of SSI’s official website and other marketing materials to English or Chinese. Applications due Friday, April 1. Apply NOW.

Student employment: The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is hiring for 2016-2017! SSI works to advance student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU through programming that fosters environmental, social, and economic justice. We believe educational institutions have a responsibility to model innovative tools, systems , and ways of thinking to create a more sustainable world and provide students the experiences to become leaders in their communities creating that change. Apply online at: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/main/student-sustainability-initiative-job-opportunities or in person at the Student Experience Center Information Desk. Applications due April 1.

NEW! Assistant Director of Virtual Career Development –The Career Development Center invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Assistant Director of Virtual Career Development. Posting #P00111UF. Closes April 15.

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: “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep the Spring from coming.”  ~ Pablo Neruda. Cloudy; showers likely, mainly before 11 a.m. High near 50 and  low around 41. Partly sunny with fog in the morning tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of snow showers in the morning, with rain showers possible in the afternoon. High near 40, low around 30. Mostly sunny Wednesday.

Newport: Showers likely. High of 50, low near 45. Partly sunny Wednesday.

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

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