OSU Today

Wednesday, April 6, 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.

Science in real life (Hillsboro Tribune)

Led by Oregon State University Bioenergy Initiative Coordinator Jay Well and Stanton, the students created simple bio-reactors — made of sugar, yeast and water in an airtight baggie — to help them understand how biomass can be turned into fuel.

Oregon Field Guide host Steve Amen to give OSU-Cascades commencement address (KTVZ)

Steve Amen, executive producer and host of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Field Guide, will provide the commencement address at the Oregon State University – Cascades commencement ceremonies on Sunday, June 12.

Waters off North America’s West Coast affected by climate change (Digital Journal)

“Ocean acidification is a global problem that is having a disproportionate impact on productive West Coast ecosystems,” said Francis Chan, an Oregon State University marine ecologist and co-chair of the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel.

Officials work to contain spread of gastroenteritis outbreak at OSU (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University and Benton County health officials are working collaboratively to contain an outbreak of a possible norovirus infection on the OSU Corvallis campus, which began March 30 and by today has infected 50-60 students, most of whom live in residence halls. (see also Portland Tribune, Gazette-Times, KTVZ)

Global warming is a hot topic for Oregon students (Statesman Journal)

The purpose of the Oregon Higher Education Climate Policy Forum was to ask, “What are we doing to lower emissions in Oregon and what might we be doing in the future?” Willamette University organized the forum, which brought students from several universities, such as Oregon State University, Southern Oregon University, and Lewis and Clark College.

Western Washington University hires OSU provost as president (Seattle Times)

Oregon State University Provost Sabah Randhawa was chosen unanimously to become the next president of Western Washington University by the school’s board of trustees Tuesday night. (see also Bellingham Herald)

Parking district issue rises up again (Gazette-Times)

Sometimes the challenge of dealing with parking comes down to issues involving a single city block. That was the case Tuesday when the Corvallis City Council held a work session to discuss a proposed expansion of Parking District B north of the Oregon State University campus. A neighborhood petition proposes adding one block of Northwest 13th Street between Van Buren Avenue and Harrison Boulevard to the district, which extends north from Monroe to Harrison and east-west between 14th and 23rd. Four properties are affected, and representatives of three of them spoke at the work session.

OSU plans annual pet day for Saturday, May 7 (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University will hold its 29th annual Pet Day on Saturday, May 7, when the College of Veterinary Medicine opens its doors for tours, demonstrations, displays, a petting zoo, and other family-friendly events.

Science Pub sessions ponder human gut, gravitational waves (Gazette-Times)

The Corvallis Science Pub will offer two science topics — microbes in the human gut and gravitational waves — in two separate meetings on Monday, April 11, and on Tuesday, April 12.

Video: A warm welcome home for the Beavers (Gazette-Times)

Fans welcome home the Oregon State University women’s basketball team at Gill Coliseum after their historic run in the NCAA tournament.

Beached dolphin offers rare opportunity (Curry Coastal Pilot)

He estimates four or five hours elapsed before the dolphin died, and authorities from Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Stranding Network took her body away.

250k grant works to improve community health (Woodburn Independent)

The series is a collaboration between the Oregon State University Extension and Woodburn Pediatric Clinic and is hosted at Hoodview Church of God.

Nation’s first commercial filbert farm in Oregon fights blight (Mail Tribune)

The move by Willamalane is hardly isolated. Farmers around the state are planting thousands of acres of new blight-resistant filbert trees at a time of strong market demand and high prices. “There’s a lot of planting going on,” said Jay Pscheidt, professor of botany and plant pathology at Oregon State University.


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. 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: 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

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.

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.

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/

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Spring Seminar Series – Climate Impacts on Fish, Wildlife, and their Habitats: Wednesdays starting March 30 through June 1 from 4 – 5 p.m. Nash Hall Room206. For a full schedule and more information visit http://fw.oregonstate.edu/

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

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.

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.

Upcoming events

NEW! Music à la Carte: The Fire with Rebecca Lomnicky, fiddle; David Brewer, guitar. Friday, April 8 at noon. Memorial Union Lounge, Free.

NEW! Buddhist Tourism Conference:  This conference brings together Buddhist scholars in order to generate an investigation of Buddhist spaces, identities, and practices as dynamic entities that shift significance within various flows and networks of travelers and international relationships.  Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10 in Milam Hall, Room 319 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NEW! Auditions: Auditions for the 2016 Spring One-Act Festival will be held April 10 and 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre. Auditions are open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Helman at elizabeth.helman@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Corvallis Housing Fair: This is the time of year that many students begin to secure housing for the fall.  Corvallis has a very competitive rental market.  Don’t wait, or it may be too late.  On Thursday, April 14, students can learn about on-campus housing options offered through University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) and meet property management companies to learn about available off-campus housing options, receive housing applications, discuss rental timelines and answer questions.  The Corvallis Housing Fair will also feature additional university and community resources for students. April 14, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., SEC Plaza.

“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

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

Prospective student open house: Spring Preview, an open house program for prospective and newly admitted students, will be in Memorial Union and CH2M Hill on Friday, April 8. There will be approximately 800 visitors on campus, which may impact parking and retail food locations.  Please welcome visitors you interact with during their time on campus.

Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon: Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day, Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners. For more information hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday or maryann.bozza@oregonstate.edu, 541-867-0234.

India Night: Tickets on sale for India Night online and at the SEC Info Desk: follow an epic love story filled with performance and fashion, and enjoy an authentic Indian dinner. April 9 at LaSells Stewart Center, 5-8 p.m., doors: 4:15 p.m. OSU Students: $5 in advance/$7 at the door. General: $7 in advance/$9 at the door. Sponsored by Student Events & Activities; funded by ISOSU. Information/accommodations related to disability, contact: oregonstateisa@gmail.com

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

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! Arts-Science Convergences at OSU: Scientist and artists work and think in different ways, but the process of inquiry has many common dimensions as well. How do art-science convergences happen? Why are they important or useful? What are some future prospects for art-science convergences? Scientists and artists will give brief illustrations of their convergent work, and then engage in a conversation with the audience on the practice of arts-science convergences. Presenters include: Jerri Bartholomew, Mark Harmon, Bob Keefer, Dana Reason, Justin Ralls, Angelique White, Leah Wilson, Charles Goodrich, and Fred Swanson. Thursday, April 7, 3-5 pm, MU Journey Room.   Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. FMI: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/114293/

NEW! Flourishing @ OSU Lecture Series: Sangari Nadarajan, Liberal Arts student, will speak on “An International Perspective of the OSU Experience,” Friday, April 8 at noon, Kidder 202.

NEW! Spring 2016 Ocean Ecology & Biogeochemistry Seminar Series: Andrew Thurber will speak on “Global biogeography of deep-sea ecosystem function and biogeochemical cycling.” Noon, Friday, April 8, Burt 193.

NEW! Striking a Balance: Work, Family, Life. Join OSU’s Women in Policy on Friday, April 8 at noon in the Native American Longhouse  for a panel discussion with OSU faculty (Kelsy Kretschmer, Ana Spalding, Hilary Boudet, Stephanie Bernell) about working in academia, participating in higher education, and balancing a life & family. Free lunch provided.

NEW! Integrative Biology Graduate Student Invited Speaker Seminar: Rebecca Safran, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, will give a seminar on “The role of adaptation in speciation: an integrative approach.” She will speak on April 8, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in ALS 4001. For more information: https://osuibinvitedspeaker.wordpress.com/

NEW! STEM to STEAM symposium: Join The CO• at a STEM to STEAM Symposium on Friday April 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 100. The symposium brings together six makers of objects and policies to discuss the challenges and rewards of integrating the Arts into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. This is a free public event.

NEW! Arts Entrepreneurship Workshop: For majors in music, art, theatre, new media communication. CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Saturday, April 9 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. To register, contact Robert Brudvig,bbrudvig@oregonstate.edu  Free – space is limited.

NEW! Eating for Health: Ann Marchant, MS RDN, an instructor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, will present a program entitled ” Eating for Health–Reliable Nutrition Information” Tuesday, April 12 from 3-4:30 p.m., in the Board Room of the OSU Foundation Building. The presentation is sponsored by the OSU Retirement Association.

NEW! Apply for the Iterate Program Now: The OSU Advantage Accelerator is now taking applications for Iterate, a series of workshops for interested entrepreneurs who want to take their business concept to the next level. The four week session begins May 3, and will be available remotely in Bend and Newport. Further details here: http://advantage.oregonstate.edu/iterate

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

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. RSVP to kallam@mapscu.com

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.

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.

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.

Microbiology research: The Microbiology Student Association Research Symposium will take place on April 9, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Kearney Hall. Admission is free. This is an excellent opportunity to network with and learn from researchers from Oregon and Washington. Feel free to stay for the entire day or attend specific talks you are interested in.  Contact Emaan Khan at khane@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

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.

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! Salem-Corvallis vanpool seeks riders: Seats are available with the Salem to Corvallis vanpool.  Leaves from Safeway in West Salem at 6:30 a.m. with pick-ups in Rickreall & Monmouth and arrives at OSU at 7:20 a.m.  Leaves OSU at 4:35 p.m. and arrives in West Salem by 5:30 p.m. Current cost is $120/month.  For more information visit Valley VanPool at http://www.cwride.org/Page.asp?NavID=13 or contact the vanpool coordinator Morry.McClintock@co.benton.or.us.

NEW! PCOSW University Mentoring & Professional Development Award: Nominations for PCOSW’s Mentoring & Professional Development Award  are now being accepted. Each year the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, or PCOSW, recognizes any classified, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups or non-traditional careers, and making available to them opportunities for professional, educational and personal development. Nominations are due Friday, April 29 (week 5) with notification in Week 7. Information: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships/nomination-form-university-mentoring-professional-development-award

NEW! Excellence in Family Business Awards: Are you part of a family that owns a successful business?  The Austin Family Business Program invites you complete the application for the 2016 Excellence in Family Business Awards. This is the original peer-reviewed family business competition designed to engage families, educate business owners and celebrate generations of success. For more information see our website or call 541-737-3326.  This is your opportunity to get your family’s business recognized.

NEW! Preferred Renters Program:  Complete the Preferred Renters’ 1 hour online workshop to learn about your tenant rights and responsibilities, become a Corvallis Preferred Renter and receive a $50 discount on your security deposit with participating properties.

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

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

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.


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.

NEW! The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications for the Veterinary Assistant position on April 12.  Interested parties should apply to posting #P00160CT no later than midnight April 11.  Applicants must have at least 1 year experience in a veterinary hospital/clinical setting.  The position available is in the Large Animal Hospital: full-time day shift (may include weekends).

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! The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is taking applications to fill one full-time Operating Systems-Network Analyst. Posting # P00164CT. Posting closes May 3 with a full consideration date of April 19.

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: Suddenly it feels like summer. Sunny today, high of 78, low of 44. Sunny tomorrow, high of 84.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, high of 75, low of 43. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 64, low of 52. Sunny tomorrow.

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