OSU Today

Tuesday, April 12, 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.

OSU, city to add 5 officers in party crackdown (Gazette-Times)

The city of Corvallis and Oregon State University plan to spend $2.45 million in the next four years in a party crackdown that will put five new law-enforcement officers on the streets.

Antibacterial soaps may do more harm than good (SELF Magazine)

Microbiologist Thomas Sharpton of Oregon State University and his colleagues are currently studying triclosan’s effect on the gut microbiomes of zebrafish, a model organism for vertebrate development. Their preliminary data suggest that the antimicrobial causes swift, sweeping changes in the zebrafish gut microbiome, altering both diversity and community structure.

US: New smartphone app could save bees (Fresh Plaza)

Oregon State University plans to help farmers by providing them with a smartphone app with everything they need to know about protecting bees while in the field. The app provides toxicity ratings for 150 farm chemicals from Abamectin to Ziram, how-tos on avoiding poisoning and symptoms of bee poisoning. (see also Register-Guard)

How to grow fruit trees in Central Oregon (Bend Bulletin)

Amy Jo Detweiler, associate professor of horticulture at Oregon State University’s Extension Service, wants Central Oregon gardeners to be successful in growing fruit trees and managing an apple tree enemy, the codling moth.

Questions about transplanting raspberries, battling armyworms or adding mulch? Ask an OSU expert (Oregonian)

All that said, if you are planning to transplant what you have, which is a so-called ever-bearing raspberry by the description, if you get enough roots then you will get an autumn crop. You would need to move longer floricanes (1-year-old canes) to get the normal summer crop, but this is not likely going to work as they are too far along now. In any case, the plants will survive, naturally they will need very careful watering.– Neil Bell, Extension community horticulturist

Today

Library Workshop: Open Research – Tools/Best Practices (April 12.) Registration is encouraged but not required. View all the offerings in the Library’s Spring workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

University Outreach and Engagement Colloquium: Join us Tuesday, April 12, and meet interesting people doing community engagement work and hear keynote speaker Timothy K. Eatman talk on “Publicly Engaged Scholarship in the 21st Century: Beware of Shrinking Imagination”. For more information and to register, visit: outreach.oregonstate.edu/colloquium. #OSUEngage. 11:30 a.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Free except for $18 awards lunch.

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.

The Gender Pay Differential: Panel discussion featuring OSU faculty. Despite the narrowing of gender pay differentials, the income gap persists. Why is this? What are consequences for the U.S.? And how does it affect OSU students, graduates, faculty, and staff? There are numerous factors at work and our expert panel, held just before “Equal Pay Day,” will explore the most significant causes and consequences of the gender pay differentials, including drawing on new research surveys of OSU alumni done just for this panel. 4 -5 p.m., April 12, MU 208.

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.

2016 Authors Lectures: Each year OSU Faculty publish a remarkable range of literary contributions.  Join us as we celebrate the work of 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.

Upcoming events

NEW! Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC) Open House: Please join us to learn more about the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center on Thursday, April 14 between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 311 Plageman (SHS building). SARC serves as a first point of contact for survivors of violence and their allies, in order to provide needed information about their choices and their rights, referrals to desired services, and support for their right to regain control over their lives. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

NEW! OSU Alert Test: The new OSU Alert will be tested on Thursday, April 14, starting at approximately 11:45 a.m.  A test message will be sent to all the email, text, and voice contact devices that are registered in the system.  To update your contact information, follow the instructions at http://main.oregonstate.edu/alerts/osu-alert-portal.

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.

NEW! Community Meeting — Oregon State Queer Archives (OSQA): Please join us for the Spring-term community meeting of the Oregon State Queer Archives (OSQA).The mission of OSQA is to preserve and share the stories, histories, and experiences of LGBTQ+ people within the OSU and Corvallis communities. At the Spring meeting we’ll be talking about our upcoming Pride Week event and making plans for next year. Everyone is welcome! 4-5 p.m., April 14, Native American Longhouse.

NEW! The Homestretch Film Showing & Panel Discussion: Join us on Thursday,   April 14 for a screening of The Homestretch, a documentary on youth homelessness. The film will be followed by a panel discussion including various OSU faculty and representatives from local organizations. Film begins: 6:30 p.m.; Panel discussion: 8 p.m. Memorial Union Lounge.

NEW! Poet Rita Dove: On Thursday, April 14, a reading and question-and-answer session with Rita Dove will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, 725 S.W. 26th Ave., Corvallis. A book signing will follow.

Faculty from Health Sciences to meet with Ray, Randhawa: Announcing, President Ray and Provost Randhawa conversational meeting with faculty of the Division of Health Sciences on April 13 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Hallie Ford Center building room 115.  A video recording of the meeting will be made available for those who cannot attend. Contact Andrea McDaniel for more information.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! WRGP Spring Seminar Series: Amy East of the USGS will present “Landscape response and 4-year sediment budget following removal of two large dams on the Elwha River, Washingtonon Wednesday April 13, from 4 – 5 p.m. in Learning Innovation Center 314.

NEW! The ABCs of Medicare: Medicare choices? Part D? Medigap? Medicare Advantage? Designed for people 63 and older.  Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS*. April 14, 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m., MU 207. RSVP to investmentseminars@mapscu.com

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.

CORE – Weekly Wednesday WebEx Training Session: Plan to join the CORE WebEx training on Wednesday, April 13, to learn about CORE Tenure Reports. fa.oregonstate.edu/budget/core.

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.

Library Workshops: Grad Publishing Tips (April 13), Zotero Citation Manager (April 14), and SPSS Basics (April 14) Workshops: Registration is encouraged but not required. View all the offerings in the Library’s Spring workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.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.

Teach Ins: A coalition of OSU students, faculty, staff and community groups is sponsoring a series of events to commemorate Earth Week, April 18-22, with faculty ‘teach ins’ as well as noon-time presentations on climate change.  Some OSU faculty have opened one of their classes this week to non-registered students for teach-ins on topics related to the ecological, social, political, and moral implications of climate change. See www.osuteachin.wordpress.com for a listing of these scheduled teach-ins.

Research Seminar: Stavros G. Karakalos from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University will present “Model Studies of Catalytic Systems Using Ultra-high Vacuum and Near Ambient Pressure Surface Analytical Techniques” on Monday April 25, 4 – 4:50 p.m. in Kearney Hall 305.

News for Employees

Precollege TAG Program: Registration is now open for Expeditions, OSU’s precollege summer program serving talented, gifted and highly able students entering fourth/fifth grades in the fall. Held July 11 – 22 at Linus Pauling Middle School, the morning program has a noon transportation option to OSU KidSpirit.   oregonstate.edu/precollege/expeditions, carol.brown@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-2670

Adventures in Learning: Adventures in Learning, OSU’s summer program for talented, gifted and highly able students entering grades six and seven, and Outside the Box, for students entering grades eight and nine, is now accepting registrations.  Both are full-day programs held on the OSU campus on July 11 – 22. To register:oregonstate.edu/precollege/ail and oregonstate.edu/precollege/box dennis.hickey@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-2403

Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships and Fellowships Available: The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to offer scholarships and fellowships for community college and undergraduate students in the STEM fields and graduate students enrolled in an MAT program in STEM education. Scholarships and fellowships are open to students attending OSGC member institutions. Application deadline is May 20. For more information go to: http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/scholarships.

Clara L. Simerville Award Nominations: Now accepting nominations for the Clara L. Simerville Award for International Education. The award is given to an OSU undergraduate domestic or international student who has voluntarily contributed to international understanding through personal relationships, scholarship and research, and involvement in campus or community organizations supporting international understanding. Award: $100. Deadline: April 15. Nomination forms: http://international.oregonstate.edu/isas/scholarships-and-funding/clara-l-simerville-award. For more information: isas.scholarships@oregonstate.edu.

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.

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

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.

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

Jobs

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.

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.

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.

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! OSU Extension Service invites applications for a part-time (.75 FTE), Education Program Assistant (EPA1) based in Beaverton and serving Washington and Multnomah Counties. Posting # P00175CT. Closes April 18.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 8 hours per week, however this will be more during peak time) Biological Sciences Research Technician 1 position for the Wasco County Extension Office. Posting # P00148CT. Closes April 20.

NEW! University Shared Services Enterprises (USSE) is seeking a Temporary Accountant 2.  Posting # P00154CT.  Closes April 21.

NEW! OSU Extension in Washington County seeks to fill an Outreach Coordinator position. This is a fulltime (1.0 FTE), professional faculty position. The position offers an exciting opportunity to provide program leadership for the STEM Beyond School (SBS) Program, implemented state-wide in both urban and rural communities.  Posting # P00197UF. Closes April 25.

Info Technology Consultant -This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Information Technology Consultant 2 position for Community Network at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting#P00163CT. Closes April 25.

HR Business Analyst – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term HR Business Analyst. Posting #P001173UF.  Closes April 26.

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.

NEW! Job and Internship Developer – The Career Development Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed term, 12-month, Job and Internship Developer position. Posting # P00184UF. Closes April 28.

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.

NEW! Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Fiscal Coordinator 1.  Posting #P00172CT.  Closes April 30.

NEW! Director for the Austin Entrepreneurship Program– The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Director for the Austin Entrepreneurship Program.  Posting # P00172UF.  For full consideration apply by April 29.  Closes May 16.

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.

NEW! Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Fiscal Coordinator 1.  Posting #P00172CT.  Closes April 30.

Accounting Technician – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accounting Technician.  Posting #P00170CT.  Closes April 30.

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.

Admissions Counselor for The Office of Admissions invites applications for limited term full-time (1.00 FTE), 12 month salary position. Posting# P00041AW. Closes May 1.

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.

Outreach Program Coordinator The College of Public Health & Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term 4-H Outreach Program Coordinator position Klamath county. Posting #P00195UF. Closes May 2.

Outreach Program Coordinator- The College of Public Health & Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term 4-H Outreach Program Coordinator position in Wasco county. Posting #P00193UF. Closes May 11.

Temp Bio Sci Research Tech 1 – The Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) invites applications for a part-time (.20 FTE), Temp Bio Sci Research Tech 1  position. Posting #0014695. Closes June 26.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” ~ Fred Rogers. Rain likely, high of 61, low of 43. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Scattered showers, high of 58, low of 36. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Rain today, high of 54, low of 46. Showers likely tomorrow.

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

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