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Tuesday, April 5, 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.

Will you sprint, stroll or stumble into a career? (New York Times)

In Dr. Settersten’s critical thinking class at Oregon State University, the classroom conversation on the day of my visit wandered to a discussion of what the students, mostly seniors, wanted to do next in life. Many said they planned to go on to graduate school.

 OSU: Bend campus will need major investment to reach ‘university scale‘ (Bend Bulletin)

Beginning next year, Oregon State University leaders will submit separate proposals to the state for capital investments to the Corvallis campus and Cascades campus in Bend, saying the latter will need “major capital investment” over the next decade to “effectively construct a regional university-scale campus.”

Scientists call for action to combat ocean acidification (Tech Times)

Oregon State University (OSU) marine ecologist Francis Chan, co-chair of the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel, believes that ocean acidification is an international problem that can be solved locally. (see also KOIN, KEX, KATU)

Council approves collaboration deal with OSU (Gazette-Times)

The Corvallis City Council approved a new agreement Monday night that will guide the city’s relations with Oregon State University. The agreement replaces the original intergovernmental agreement that governed the 2012-14 Collaboration Corvallis project, which worked on neighborhood livability issues stemming from surging OSU enrollment. The new deal, which was more than a year in the making, passed on a 7-2 vote.

A call to action (Register-Guard editorial)

In the past, the attitude has been there wasn’t much anyone could do about acidification, according to Francis Chan, an OSU scientist and co-chair of the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel. Not true, Chan said. Local and regional efforts can have a major effect. And much of this effort involves relatively low-tech actions that don’t require massive expenditures for new technology. But it’s important to start taking action immediately, the scientists said.

Using data science to solve society’s problems (Baseline Magazine)

Last year, teams examined the topic “Assessing Ocean Health at a Massive Speed & Scale.” Oceanographers from Oregon State University’s Hartfield Marine Science Center supplied the data. For that competition, participants examined more than 100,000 images in the search for an algorithm that would allow researchers to monitor ocean health at a speed and scale never before possible.

Corvallis makes Forbes list of top places to retire (Oregonian)

Corvallis, home to Oregon State University, was the only Oregon location to make the cut. Its positive factors included a strong economy, good air quality and, at a rate of 102 per capita, plenty of doctors. About 11 percent of the population is over the age of 65 and the median home price is roughly $280,000, Forbes reported. As a college town, Corvallis also offers access to cultural and educational opportunities, a plus for retirees.

Save time, start a garden journal, never have to say ‘I don’t know’ (Oregonian)

You can start any time of the year, but Oregon State University Extension Servicehome horticulturists recommend spring as a good starting point.

Wetland enhancement in the Midwest could help reduce catastrophic floods of the future (High Plains Journal)

According to a study from Oregon State University, restoration of wetlands in the Midwest has the potential to significantly reduce peak river flows during floods—not only now, but also in the future if heavy rains continue to increase in intensity.

Modern orchards and technology can potentially reduce production costs (Good Fruit Grower)

Clark Seavert, agricultural economist with Oregon State University, said that when growers plant or renew an orchard, they tend to focus too much on the cost and not enough on having the varieties and training systems that will generate the fruit prices and yields they will need to be successful.

OSU Extension to offer cheese-making workshop May 4 (Statesman Journal)

 The Oregon State University Extension Master Food Preservers are offering a hands-on cheese-making workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at the OSU Extension Service’s Lane County office at 995 Jefferson St. in Eugene.

Walnuts reduce cholesterol (Doncaster Free Press)

Oregon State University looked at the addition of walnuts and polyphenol-rich foods to a typical high-fat Western diet and a walnut-diet supplemented with polyphenol-rich foods such as raspberries, cherries or green tea may help reduce inflammation.


Watch the Clatsop County Chicks Hatch—Follow the Clatsop County Extension Chick-Cam at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clatsop/. Expected hatch date is April 6 or 7, but follow the live streaming chick-cam starting April 4 to learn about egg hatching and the brooding of bantam chicks. Fun for the entire family! Share on social media to spread the word.

Library Workshops for Grad Students & Faculty: Intro to Data Management, Spreadsheet Best Practices, Qualtrics: Get a jump start on learning to manage the data associated with your research projects with Intro to Data Management on April 5. Then take your Excel skills to the next level with Spreadsheet Best Practices on April 6.  If you’ve got survey research in your future, hone your survey development skill set by exploring the many and powerful features of Qualtrics (Intro and Advanced) on April 7. View all the offerings in the Library’s Spring workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! College of Forestry New Forest Science Complex Q&A  Drop-In Open House: You are encouraged to stop through anytime that is convenient during this time to ask questions and talk about any facet of the planned new Peavy Hall, the Advanced Wood Products Laboratory, or the move out of Peavy. April 5, 9-11 a.m., Peavy 276. If you have questions, please contact fsc@oregonstate.edu

Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication presentations: OSU Libraries and Press is hosting candidates for this open position. The final candidate, Andrew Wesolek, presents on April 6 at 9:45-11 a.m. in the Valley Library’s Willamette Room. A reception will follow the forum. All candidate presentations will be recorded and available for viewing.

TODAY: OSU Event & Travel Planners Tradeshow: Stop on by from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Over 40 vendors and caterers will be onsite to speak to you about how they can help make your events be one your guest will never forget. At 1:15 p.m., Leigh Anne Jasheway, M.P.H., will entertain us with an interactive discussion on “Planning a Lower Stress Life With Laughter.” Learn more about this free event online.

Adult swim class: The Faculty Staff Fitness FREE Adult Learn to Swim program begins Tuesday, April  5.  Free swag included for participation. Visit us in Langton 123 or online here to register. Many other classes are still open as well; register today to secure your spot.

Ecuadorian Christian Student Movement: The Faculty/Staff Christian Fellowship of OSU will host Mark Edwards, Professor of Sociology at Oregon State University, who will discuss recent observations of a Christian student organization in Ecuador. He speaks on April 5 at noon in the Memorial Union Asian/Pacific-American Room (MU 206).

NEW! TRiO SSS Open House: SSS is a program on campus that supports first-generation, Pell-eligible, and students with disabilities. The program helps students develop their academic skills and financial literacy, navigate the university, prepare for a career or graduate studies, and graduate. Come learn more and enjoy snacks on Tuesday, April 5 from 1-6 p.m. in Waldo 301. Applications will be available.

NEW! Warm Up to Summer: “Warm up to summer” with a cup of free lemonade, courtesy of OSU Summer Session. Visit us from 2-4 p.m. April 5-6, outside the Kelley Engineering Center to grab your free treat. And spin to win one of our new student-designed official 2016 Summer Session T-shirts, while supplies last. We’ll also be signing up students for a chance to win a $200 summer scholarship. Know of a student who plans to take summer classes in Corvallis or at the Hatfield Marine Science Center? Help us spread the word: bit.ly/2016-summer-scholarship. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PT Wednesday, April 6.

NEW! “Beavers Give A Dam” Preview Session for faculty and staff: Come learn about OSU’s new bystander intervention program aimed at preventing sexual violence. Get a sneak peak of curriculum contents and learn how we are all responsible for keeping our community safe. Thursday, April 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in MU 212. Feel free to bring your lunch

OSU-Cascades Advisory Board to Meet: The Oregon State University – Cascades Board of Advisors will meet on Tuesday, April 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Graduate & Research Center, Rm. 227. The meeting will update board members on progress toward academic, enrollment, development and marketing goals for the campus, and provide an overview of the expansion effort. The advisory board meeting is open to the public.  For information visit http://osucascades.edu/board-advisors or contact info@osucascades.edu or 541-322-3100.

Sam Stern Retirement Reception: Please join the College of Education in celebrating and honoring Sam Stern on his retirement at a reception on Tuesday, April 5 from 3:30-5 p.m. on the 4th floor of Furman Hall.  For more information, contact events@oregonstate.edu.

Schwarzman Scholars Information Meeting: Schwarzman Scholars is a selective international scholarship for future leaders in a world where China plays a key global role. The program provides students from around the world with a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Please join an information meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 4 p.m., in West Hall Lounge. Students who are unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to participate online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/38837536719081088 Contact: LeAnn Adam leann.adam@oregonstate.edu

Fairbanks Gallery: Michael Boonstra – Transitory Surfaces. Digital prints on aluminum, mixed media drawings, acrylic on canvas. Reception: Tuesday, April 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. oregonstate.edu/fairbanksgallery

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.

Miss Representation Film Screening: In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Join us Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. in MU 207 Asian/Pacific-American Room.

Poetry workshops: Faculty and students in OSU’s Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing will lead two poetry writing workshops, both at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. A workshop for adults will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, and a workshop for teens will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Space is limited. To register in advance, call 541-766-6793 or email askalibrarian@corvallisoregon.gov.

North American Truffling Society  meeting,  Sara Robinson, OSU Forestry Professor will speak on her work on wood spalting.  Spalting is a form of wood coloration caused by specific fungi to produce wood coloration and patterns, highly prized by wood turners.  Robinson inoculates wood using specifically curated fungi to produce the spalting in different types of wood.  It does occur naturally in nature, usually in dead or decaying trees, and it can occur in living trees as well. April 5, 7:30 p.m., Cordley Hall, Room 2087.

Upcoming events

NEW! OSU Buy Orange Contracted Vendor presentation: Procurement, Contracts, and Materials Management (PCMM) invites you to attend a presentation by Office Depot/Office Max, an OSU Buy Orange Contracted Vendor, on April 6, at The LaSells Stewart Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. For full details on the presentation follow the link: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/pcmm/2016/03/31/officedepotofficemax-furniture-and-product-presentation/

NEW! Graduate Council Policy revisions: Concerns related to proposed Graduate Council Policy revisions (click here to download) may be discussed with Jim Coakley, Graduate Council member, from Noon-1 p.m., on  April 7 in 300 Austin Hall. These revisions were initially presented during the March 10 Faculty Senate meeting, and a vote on these revisions is anticipated during the April 14 Faculty Senate meeting. If you are unable to attend either session, concerns may be forwarded to Jim Coakley at jim.coakley@bus.oregonstate.edu or Vickie Nunnemaker in the Faculty Senate Office at vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! 2016 Starker Lecture Series provider fair: After the 3:30 p.m. lecture, a public provider fair with offer members of the community the opportunity to meet with a variety of vendors that offer services and information about fire safety and prevention. Thursday, April 7, 5-6 p.m., C&E Hall, The La Sells Stewart Center.

NEW! Exhibit opening and reception: Heartwood: Inquiry and Engagement with Pacific Northwest Forests. The OSU Libraries and Press Special Collections and Archives Research Center explores our deep and complicated connections with forests. Participants include the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station and the Spring Creek Project. Thursday, April 7, 5 – 6:30 p.m., OSU Valley Library – 5th floor.

NEW! “Reading Rita Dove:” College of Liberal Arts Dean Larry Rodgers, a professor of English who specializes in African-American literature, will present “Reading Rita Dove,” on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Journey Room, Room 104, in the Memorial Union on the OSU campus.

NEW! OSU Latin@ Theatre Project: Real Women Have Curves by Josefina Lopez. Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre, Free. (No late entries due to location of door relative to stage.) Funded by the MU Foundation Pepsi Endowment.

Beaver Barcamp: The Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference hosted by the Open Source Lab (OSL). Anyone is encouraged to attend and participate in a variety of topics that are chosen the same day. While most of the sessions lean toward technical subjects, there’s no telling what we’ll decide to discuss that day so you’ll just have to come and find out. The event will take place 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 16 in the Kelley Engineering Center on the OSU campus. To register: https://beaverbarcamp16.eventbrite.com

Sustainable Seafood: Taste something new on Wednesday, April 6, as dining centers across campus celebrate Sustainable Seafood Day. Restaurants in McNary, Marketplace West, and Southside Station at Arnold will feature new lunch and dinner dishes created with seafood that’s been farmed or wild-caught in ways that promote healthy oceans. Expand your horizons beyond salmon and tuna to taste mussels, calamari, Oregon bay shrimp and more. All seafood served is rated either a “Good Choice” or a “Best Choice” by SeafoodWatch.org.

2016 Authors Lectures: Each year OSU Faculty publish a remarkable range of literary contributions.  Join us as we celebrate the work of Wayne Harrison on Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m. and David Biespiel on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at Grass Roots Books and Music. Reception and book signing to follow. All OSU authors from the last year will be acknowledged and information regarding their literary work will be available. For more information, contact events@oregonstate.edu or visit leadership.oregonstate.edu/provost/awards-recognition/osu-authors-and-editors.

OSU Hackathon 1.0: Innovation Unscripted – Friday, May 6 – An all-day event for employees to collaborate, innovate and build or propose something new to benefit OSU. Does not have to be technical (you could design a new process, for example). Register a team, or register alone and ask for a team. All OSU employees are welcome. Participation is limited to 12 teams. Registration: April 1 through 25.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! FMLA/OFLA for Employees.  This presentation will include information about protected leaves regarding:  Eligibility;  Eligible family members;  How to request protected leave;  How to complete your timesheet when you are on protected leave;  How do protected leaves and short-term disability work together. 9 – 10 a.m., April 6, MU 208. To register OSU Professional Development website.

NEW! Supervisor’s Toolkit for Managing Inclusive Communication and Conflict.  Topics covered will include:  overview of intercultural communication, ways to identify how culture influences our communication and helpful reminders about specific communication; concepts and tools to understand the dynamics of conflict; resolution strategies; stages and effects of workplace bullying on conflict climate.  1 – 4 p.m., April 6, MU 208.  To register OSU Professional Development website.

NEW! Talk on being a happy professional: Annie Foong is a Principal Engineer who works with the Non-Volatile Solutions Group at Intel. She will be joining us at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center to give tips and advice on how to become a successful and happy professional. Her talk is titled, “Do What You Love | Love What You Do.” Wednesday, April 6 from 6–7 p.m.

NEW! Climate change webinar: Jordan Beamer, OSU PhD WRE candidate, will present his modeling studies of the impacts of climate change on freshwater resources along the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) coastline in a talk titled: Climate Change Impacts on Gulf of Alaska Hydrology and Freshwater Discharge. 10-11 a.m., April 7.  Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/705016024759568643

NEW! Social Security: 7 Keys to Enhancing Your Benefit: How big a role will Social Security play in your overall retirement plan?  Designed for People 60 and older. Presented by Leslie Warren, Retirement Consultant, Allianz Life, Hosted by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS*  April 7 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., MU 212.

NEW! Water in the West: At the April 7 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and stafff club, Gordon Grant of the U.S. Forest Service and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences will discuss the future availability of water in the West. Triad meets at noon in the MU, room 211. The public is welcome to attend free of charge and bring a lunch.

NEW! 2016 Starker Lecture Series-Burning Questions: People, Forests & Fire: Ed Smith, Natural Resource Specialist, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, will speak about The Living With Fire program, which he cofounded in 1997. Together with Nevada’s firefighting organizations, the program provided a set of consistent wildfire threat reduction recommendations for Nevadans. Since then, these recommendations have been shared with thousands of homeowners living in fire prone areas throughout the country. Thursday, April 7, 3:30 p.m., C&E Hall, The La Sells Stewart Center.

NEW! Geology of the Volcanics of Central Oregon lecture: Martin Streck, professor in the Department of Geology at Portland State University will give the weekly CEOAS G&G seminar on “Eastern Oregon Rhyolites Provide New Clues to CRB Mysteries”.  He will speak on April 7 from 4 to 5 p.m., in Burt 193.

NEW! OSU-Cascades lunchtime lecture: On Wednesday, April 13, Rachael Schuetz, an Oregon State University – Cascades instructor and researcher in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, will share discoveries she made during an experiment using iPads in a second grade classroom. Schuetz leads the cohorts of OSU-Cascades graduate students pursuing elementary teaching in the MAT program. Lectures are free, but attendees are asked to register in advance.  Lectures take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Cascades Hall. Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and to pick-up a free parking pass from the main office before parking. For information visit http://www.osucascades.edu/lunchtime-lectures or contact 541-322-3100 or info@osucascades.edu.

Finalists for Vice Provost & Dean for the Graduate School: Campus forums are being held for the finalists. Jennifer Dennis will give a presentation and Q&A Wednesday, April 6, 11 a.m.- noon, 115 Hallie Ford Center. Roy Haggerty will give a presentation and Q&A Thursday, April 7, 11 a.m.- noon, 115 Hallie Ford Center. The presentations will be streamed live: http://live.oregonstate.edu/ There is a live chat for the online audience to use for questions. Look for the prompt to “sign in with ONID” in the lower right corner. The presentations will also be recorded and available at https://media.oregonstate.edu/ after both interviews have been completed.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Departmental Seminar: Chirag Patel, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School , will present his seminar “Leveraging large data streams to dissect the contribution of the exposome (and genome) in health and disease”- at noon on Wednesday, April 6, in ALS 4001.

WRGP Spring Seminar Series: Julie Pett-Ridge of Oregon State University will present “Subsurface architecture, water flow paths, and solute fluxes in Oregon Cascades streams” on Wednesday April 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Learning Innovation Center 314.  Free & open to the public.

Radical Learning Opportunity at Windward: Are you searching for a way to make meaningful change in the world and put your academic studies into practice? Do you seek to live with the land in the context of a supportive community dedicated to holistic sustainability? Windward may be what you are looking for! Join us for a conversation about Windward’s approach to building resilient and sustainable land-based systems, and how you can get involved for a weekend, a season, or a life-time. April 6, 4:30-5:30 pm, Memorial Union MLK Room 212. For more info, visit our website http://www.windward.org/2.0/index.php or check out our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1039124402803299/?active_tab=highlights

Biochemistry and Biophysics Tsoo King Lectures: Peter Walter will give a scientific lecture “From Protein Folding to Cognition: From Protein Folding to Cognition: The Serendipitous Path of Discovery” at 3:30 p.m. April 13 in ALS 4001 and a public lecture “The Unfolded Protein Response in Health and Disease” at 7 p.m. April 14 in LInC 210. Receptions to follow.

Data Carpentry Weekend Workshop at the Valley Library, April 23-24: Do you have data you want to analyze?  This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data. We will introduce data organization in spreadsheets and OpenRefine, an Introduction to R, SQL for data management, and data analysis and visualization in R. No prior computational experience is required, but participants should bring their laptops and plan to participate actively. Participants must attend both days. Registration: http://osuvalleylibrary.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dng5tZgA2AuZk0t

Cheese making: Ever wanted to learn to make your own soft cheese using goat and cow’s milk, here is your chance. The OSU Extension Master Food Preservers are offering a hand-on cheese making workshop on Wednesday, May 4 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the OSU Extension Service – Lane County office located at 995 Jefferson Street, Eugene (enter on 10th at the ramp). Cost is $60 which includes a lunch featuring the cheeses made in class. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/land/announcements/food-preservation-baking-classes or call 541-344-5859.

News for Employees

 NEW! National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE): From April 5-May 6, Oregon State University is participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) study. We invited all first-year students and seniors who applied to graduate by March 30 to participate. We ask for your help in shaping engagement opportunities at OSU by encouraging students to participate in this important study. For more information about OSU’s participation in the NSSE, visit: oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/NSSE

NEW! Association of Office Professionals Member of the Year Award: This award recognizes contributions toward these goals by individual members through creative approaches and consistently high performance as a professional in ways that benefit OSU. Nominees must be an active AOP member and have participated in AOP related activities within the last two years. AOP members and supervisors of AOP members are encouraged to submit nominations. Nomination packets are available: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition. Submit to: Laurie.Wyant@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Association of Office Professionals Boss of the Year Award: A nominee must be actively employed in a supervisory capacity at any level. Nominees do no need to be an AOP member, but s/he must be an employee of Oregon State University. Nomination packets are available: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition. Submit to: Laurie.Wyant@oregonstate.edu

OSU changes OSU Alert Vendor: The new system, known as AT&T Rave, integrates existing Banner contact information, securely enables users to log into their OSU Alert account with their ONID login, and is capable of sending campus-specific messages.  We need your help to implement this new notification system and request that all students, faculty and staff verify their emergency contact information.  Please go to http://main.oregonstate.edu/alerts/osu-alert-portal and follow the instructions to review/update contact information.  We suggest that you add a cell phone or other text-capable device to receive an urgent message if an incident is under way. Note that the new system has additional features that users may want to enable in order to customize their notification.  If you have an questions, contact the OSU Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Bamberger, Michael.bamberger@oregonstate.edu.

OSU’s Jane Lubchenco receives the Linus Pauling Legacy Award: Jane Lubchenco is the 2016 winner of the Linus Pauling Legacy Award sponsored by OSU Libraries and Press. Lubchenco is the ninth winner of the prestigious award, and several of the previous recipients were Nobel Prize winners. Lubchenco is a university distinguished professor and advisor in Marine Studies at OSU and was formerly the administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.    

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Bulletin – Work Place Violence  Every day, we see workplace violence on the news. However, reports and statistical analysis of workplace violence document some surprising facts. Still, being prepared and knowing how to respond to violence in the workplace is important in case it should occur.  Whether at your work or someone else’s’ work, you should know what to do.  Download this month’s Preparedness Bulletin at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics for more information.

PCOSW Scholarship Applications: Applications for PCOSW scholarships are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, or PCOSW, provides funding to women faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities, as well as individuals conducting research related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500 and applications are due Friday, April 29 (week 5) with notification in Week 7. Information: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships

Faculty Regalia Reminder: The OSU Beaver Store is now taking Faculty Regalia orders. Place your order online at http://osubeaverstore.com/faculty/regalia/.  The deadline for orders is April 15. Orders submitted after April 15 may see substitutions with gown size and/or hood colors.   For further questions email faculty.regalia@osubeaverstore.com.

OSU international travel insurance: Individuals who travel internationally on behalf of OSU are required to register the trip with Risk Management via the International Travel Registration. Upon completion, OSU travelers will be automatically enrolled in the Travel Accident & Sickness Plan, which provides $200,000 lifetime medical maximum per covered accident/sickness; evacuation due to security/political unrest, natural disaster, emergency medical situations; trip interruption and cancellation benefits; and 24-hour travel, safety and security assistance. Beginning April 1, the cost of the insurance for those traveling internationally on behalf of OSU will be centrally funded. Additionally, a risk assessment tool is available at http://risk.oregonstate.edu/risk-assessment-tool.

Faculty Staff Fitness: The Faculty Staff Fitness program has officially started for Spring term. Even though classes have already started, it is not too late to register.  Our free Adult Learn to Swim program starts next week. Visit us in Langton 123 to register in person or follow this link to register online.

OSU Extension Spring Publications Sale: Purchase $25 or more of any OSU Extension publications and save 10 percent now through June 30. The OSU Extension catalog includes over 150 printed publications and over 1000 free online publications on topics like gardening, forestry, health and nutrition, and more. Browse their catalog online at: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/.

Oregon wine: A new 32-page stakeholder report describes the latest research and educational outreach provided by OSU’s Oregon Wine Research Institute. The institute’s 17 experts address the needs of Oregon’s more than 1,000 vineyards and nearly 700 wineries. The report was produced by OSU’s Extension and Experiment Station Communications department. For a printed copy, please contact danielle.gabriel@oregonstate.edu.

Internships: Undergraduate Summer  Internships with Regional Approaches to Climate Change- Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH PNA) partners.  UI, WSU, OSU and USDA-ARS are teaming up to offer a total of 10, 9-week long, internships across the three institutions. Internships will go from 6 June – 5 August for the University of Idaho and Washington State University and 13 June – 12 August for Oregon State University.  Application deadline is April 15, 2016.  For more information go to https://www.reacchpna.org/2016-summer-internship-program.

The Source: Agricultural science explores the world, from molecules to oceans, to create new jobs, to improve environmental health, and to understand the mechanisms of life on earth. This is where science goes to work.  Here is a snapshot of what the College of Agricultural Sciences is up to in this issue of The Source, our paperless newsletter.

Professional faculty award: Nominations are being accepted for the Karel J.H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award. The award recognizes a professional faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership and service throughout their career both within their Department and in programs and organizations across OSU. The award also honors a legacy of providing ongoing, strategic, and progressive leadership, administrative support and service among Professional Faculty and other OSU employees. The award winner will be presented a plaque and a $1000 check at University day. Nominations due April 7. For more information: Michelle Mahana   mahanam@oregonstate.edu


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.

Temporary Education Project Assistant for Academic Programs. Student Affairs invites applications for temporary Part-time, 12 month hourly position. Posting# P00141CT. Closes April 8.

Research Associate (Post Doc) – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) to study the new invasive Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii and focus is on sustainable management practices. Posting # P00127UF. http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/22578Closes April 10.

Student Facilities/Maintenance (Student Supply Specialist) – College of Forestry invites applications for a part-time student worker to process receipt and delivery of packages and mail.  See posting# P00211SE for description & requirements.  Closes April 11.

Operating System/Network Analyst: University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) invites applicants for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Operating System/Network Analyst position. USSE supports the Banner ERP system and other business services at public universities in Oregon. This is a level three position with an annual salary range between $58,464 and $93,360, and includes a comprehensive benefit package. Posting # P00112CT. Closes April 15.

Project Manager: Capital Planning and Development invites applications for a Project Manager position. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #P00150UF. Closes April 15.

Assistant General Counsel– The Office of the President invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Assistant General Counsel. Posting #P00143UF. Posting open until filled with full consideration date of April 15.

Coordinator-OSU Precollege Programs – Precollege Programs invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Coordinator-OSU Precollege Programs. Posting #P00141UF. Posting closes April 15.

Interim Director (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Office of the Vice President of Research is seeking an Interim Director for the Linus Pauling Institute. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President of Research. Posting# P00106UF. Closes April 15.

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.

Director of Extension and Experiment Station Communications – The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Director position. Posting # P00115UF. Closes April 17.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon Sea Grant and Curry County Extension Office invite applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting # P00133UF. Closes April 17.

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. Closes April 17.

NEW! Program Manager for Student Engagement – The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Program Manager for Student Engagement.  Posting # P00169UF.   For full consideration apply by April 18. Closes April 25.

NEW! Program Manager for Student Engagement – The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Program Manager for Student Engagement.  Posting # P00170UF.  For full consideration apply by April 18. Closes April 25.

NEW! Program Manager for Student Engagement – The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Program Manager for Student Engagement.  Posting # P00171UF.  For full consideration apply by April 18. Closes April 25.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 8 hours per week) Biological Sciences Research Technician 1 position for the Wasco County Extension Office. Posting # P00148CT. Closes April 18.

NEW! Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications: The College of Forestry invites applicants for this full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Closes April 27. Posting #P00139UF.

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.

Temp Bio Science Research Worker Malheur County Extension invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), temporary (approximately 1 year), Biological Sciences Research position. Posting # P00142CT. Closes June 1. Full Consideration April 29.

Faculty Research Assistant – The Center for Excellence Genome Research invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting# P00138UF. Closes April 30.

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.

Student Worker, Special Events: (Part-time student employment) This opportunity reports to the Associate Director of Special Events and gives students a chance to develop experience, knowledge and skills to implement higher education fundraising sponsored events by providing administrative and general support to the Special Events team.  If you are interested in applying to this student position, please visit the OSU Foundation website at http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=5202. Up to 20 hrs/week. Some evenings/weekends. Must possess valid Oregon Driver’s License.

The Oregon State University Foundation has opened an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Director, Regional Programs for California.  This entry level position will devote its time to fundraising activities focused on OSU’s rated discovery prospects in the California region, and advancing OSU Foundation’s engagement strategies.  If you have experience in donor cultivation and engagement, and strong oral and written communication skills, consider applying for this position.  The OSU Foundation makes hiring decisions on the basis of merit and ability, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply at http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=5195.

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.


Corvallis: “May you live to be a hundred years, With one extra year to repent!” ~ Irish blessing. Partly sunny today, high of 66, low of 39. Sunny and 79 tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny, today, high of 58, low of 33. Sunny tomorrow with a high of 76.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 62, low of 42. Sunny tomorrow, high of 68.

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

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