OSU Today

Thursday, Sept. 22, 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 athletics director lands job at Georgia Tech (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is launching an immediate national search to replace Todd Stansbury, vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics, who this morning was hired by his alma mater, Georgia Tech University, in Atlanta, OSU reported Thursday.

Hundreds attend annual Beaver Community Fair (KEZI)

Hundreds of students and staff members turned out for the annual Oregon State University Beaver Community Fair to kick off the new school year. More than 200 university programs and local organizations took part in Wednesday’s event. Booths ranged from dance classes, to student organizations, and included local businesses.

OSU starts fall term (Gazette-Times)

Before Wendy Xu and Austin Whitesell started their first class of the new school year at Oregon State University, they worked in a lab to create a complex timetable for a research project to use robots to improve patient care during outbreaks of highly infectious diseases like Ebola.

Salmon trucking success could open miles of historical spawning habitat (Phys.Org)

“With a little human assistance, it is now clear that we can restore natural production to areas above some dams and there is prime habitat on some river systems, such as the North Santiam above Detroit Dam,” said Kathleen O’Malley, an Oregon State University geneticist and principal investigator on the project. “This could really contribute to the long-term population viability in some river systems.”

Alex Crawford’s Legend of the Giant Killers captures the spirit of Corvallis and the Oregon State Beavers (Willamette Week)

“A question I asked people in our original interviews was, ‘Do you think one game can define a season, and do you think one season can define a program?'” says filmmaker and OSU graduate Alex Crawford, 25. A producer for Portland’sKFXX 1080 The Fan by day, Crawford and director Riley Hayes debuted Legend of the Giant Killers, an hourlong documentary chronicling the 1967 Oregon State football team, on Nov. 6, 2015.

Life cycles (Democrat-Herald)

Jordan Ortega, a student at Oregon State University and a volunteer with the council’s field trip program, nodded agreement. “They’re decomposing while they’re still alive,” he explained. “It’s important that these guys die so that every other thing can be alive.”

OSU’s Little Gallery to display Oregon native Ellen Hinckle’s work (Register-Guard)

Oregon native Eileen Hinckle will be displaying an exhibit of her artwork on Monday in The Little Gallery at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Summit aims to rev up motorcycle safety (Portland Tribune)

Team Oregon is Oregon’s motorcycle safety program, operated in partnership between the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.


NEW! SEC Festival: The Student Experience Center community invites all of Beaver Nation to stop by the SEC Festival, Sept 22, Thursday – to connect to all of the great programs that call the SEC “Home”! Watch a live KBVRTV and KBVRRadio broadcast; connect with student leaders; learn about SLI, DCE, ASOSU, OMN, AABC; celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the OSU Craft Center; enjoy free food & beverages, games, door prizes and fun! 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., SEC 2251 SW Jefferson Plaza. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5N1J6vCpoo&feature=youtu.be

Disability Access Services Open House/Labs for Faculty and Staff:  Learn how DAS can support Faculty and Staff, receive assistance completing your testing and flexibility agreements, learn about assistive technology, learn more about DAS accommodations and see the new accessibility tool available on Canvas for all OSU students and Faculty.Thursday, Sept. 22, noon – 4 p.m. at Heckart Lodge, 3rd Floor and Wednesday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. – noon at A200 Kerr Administration Bldg. For more information, contact disability.services@oregonstate.edu

Distilling Spirits at OSU: At the Sept. 22 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Paul Hughes in Food Science and Technology will discuss the distilling program in fermentation science. The meeting will begin at noon in Room 211 in the MU. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13.

Social Security: 7 Keys to Enhancing Benefits: How big a role will Social Security play in your overall retirement plan?  Designed for People 60 and older. Sept. 22, noon, MU 207. Presented by Kyle King CRPC®, Associate Financial Advisor, CFS*.  RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com

“Fact and Fiction in Health Care Policy and Politics – An International Comparison” will be held from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the MU Horizon Room. Learn about health care politics and universal health care, with examples from Western Europe, Taiwan and Canada. It’s free and organized by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ Center for Global Health.

Film festival: Join us for the first-ever HMSC Film Festival on Sept. 22 at Hatfield Marine Science Center. Two showings! 5 and 7 p.m. Enjoy short films created and introduced by HMSC researchers, educators and partners. 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport. Free and open to the public. For more information: 541-867-0234 or maryann.bozza@oregonstate.edu or hmsc.oregonstate.edu/events

Upcoming events

NEW! Banned Books: Faculty, students and staff from Oregon State University will read excerpts from challenged or banned books from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 26-28 in the brick mall in front of Strand Hall, in recognition of Banned Books Week.

Johnson Hall Grand Opening: The Oregon State community launches a new era for engineering at OSU with the dedication of Johnson Hall, a state-of-the-art, $40 million, 60,000-square-foot facility for research and instruction. Ceremony starts at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at S.W. Park Terrace Place and Monroe Avenue.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales 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.

Fall into Service, Saturday Sept. 24: Start the year engaged with the local community! Join the Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership & Involvement to learn about and contribute to organizations that are doing great work to strengthen our local community while building connections with others at OSU. 6 projects (Stone Soup, SAGE Garden, Heartland Humane Society, Produce for the People, Corvallis Parks & Recreation, and Craft ‘N Care for BENCO) ranging in time throughout the morning are available. Many projects are child/youth friendly as well. Check in is at the SEC Plaza (between the MU and SEC) for all projects. Click here to register for Fall into Service: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/cce/fallintoservice.

Save the date: Theater retirements: The university community and friends are invited to a reception to celebrate the service of long-time theatre faculty Charlotte Headrick, George Caldwell and Barbara Mason, who have retired from Oregon State University. Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from  4-6  p.m. in the University Black Box Theatre in Withycombe Hall for cake and refreshments.

Save the date:  Marine Studies Initiative Open House, Friday Oct. 7 from 3:30-5:30 pm, Strand Hall 300. Come to a gathering in the new Marine Studies Initiative Office.  Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  At 4:30 p.m., there will be a brief update about the program.  Although RSVP isn’t necessary, response is appreciated to help plan food and space.

Save the date: Retirement reception for OSU Distinguished Professor Thomas Dietterich: The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites you to a reception honoring Tom Dietterich who is retiring after 31 years of service to Oregon State University. The reception will be held on Monday, Oct. 10, from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge.

Open Education Day: Join Oregon State’s efforts to make college more affordable for students Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. OSU faculty members will discuss their successes using open textbooks and other open educational resources (OER). Learn to find, use, adapt and create a variety of freely accessible learning opportunities for your students. Includes lunch, activities and a keynote by Rajiv Jhangiani, Ph.D., a renowned open textbook advocate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Register by Oct. 11.

Lectures and Webinars

Popular Online Oregon Master Naturalist Course Returns Sept. 26: If you have a passion for Oregon, our environment and natural resource management, take this class and learn what it takes to become and Oregon Master Naturalist yourself! Learn more.

Last Chance to Register for Permaculture Design Certificate. Registration for Andrew Millison’s popular eight-week online course ends soon. Learn more.

Free! OSU Project Management Career Essentials Webinar Sept. 26, noon – 1 p.m. Renowned author and management consultant Cynthia Dionisio discusses ways project management certification can accelerate your career advancement. Register now.

Toxicology Conference:  The Annual Pacific Northwest Toxicology (PANWAT) Conference focused on “New Technologies in Toxicology and Environmental Health” is being held at OSU Sept. 29-30.  The OSU community is invited to learn about exciting new technologies and approaches in toxicology and environmental health research.  The OSU Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Department and Superfund Research Center will provide free registration for the first 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate student requests from OSU. Contact Mary Mucia (mary.mucia@oregonstate.edu or ALS 1007) for details.  For conference information visit (http://www.toxicology.org/groups/rc/panwat/annmeets.asp).

Open Source Lab DayCamps: The Oregon State Open Source Lab is hosting its annual DayCamp, an introduction to the fundamentals of system administration and software development for our year-long series, DevOps BootCamp. DayCamp will take place on Oct. 1 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Kelley Engineering Center, Rms. 1001-1007. For more information or to register, go to daycamp.osuosl.org.

News for Employees

2016-17 Beaver Bus Route: Full service begins on Wednesday, Sept. 21. One of the two buses on the West route has been reoriented to run opposite of the other bus on a new West 2 route. Two new stops have been added to northbound 30th Street, one near the Oak Creek Building, and one near the West Dorm Halls, and another stop has been added on eastbound Jefferson Way in front of Buxton/Hawley. The West 2 route will share its remaining stops with the other routes. An app is available from the Google Play and Apple app stores to track the Beaver Buses on campus. More information about the Beaver Bus can be found at http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/transportation-services/osu-beaver-bus.

Ecampus Students are now eligible for Aetna Student Health Insurance: If you are a degree-seeking student enrolled in 3 graduate credits or 6 undergraduate credits and live within 50 miles of the OSU Corvallis Campus. Online enrollment is available at www.aetnastudenthealth.com/schools/oregonstate

Social Justice Education Initiative for faculty and staff: ALL OSU employees now have access to effective professional development to begin, or continue, your equity and social justice journey. For more information contact Jane Waite jane.waite@oregonstate.edu 541-737-0866. To see September workshop schedules and to register, go to http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46

Traffic and Maintenance

Hwy 20 Eddyville project update:  To maintain the construction schedule, contractors need to adjust closure dates and times.  The highway will be closed at night Wednesday, Sept. 14 and Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. This new closure time schedule will continue Saturdays through Thursday nights thereafter, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. The highway will remain open on Fridays.


To apply for the below positions, visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs unless otherwise specified.

Accountant 2 – Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 2 (Grant Accountant).  Posting #P00516CT.  Closes Sept. 22.

The OSU Alumni Association is seeking a Regional Network Director for Central Oregon. The position will be located in Bend, Oregon on the OSU Cascades campus.  Apply by Sept. 23. The position description may be viewed at www.osualum.com/jobs

Conference Services Manager – University Conference Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Conference Services Manager. Posting # P00652UF. Closes Sept. 23.

The Extension and Experiment Station unit is seeking an Office Specialist 2 (Business Support Specialist). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position at Oregon State University (OSU). Closing date is Sept. 24. Posting # P00515CT.

Office Specialist 2 – Academic Affairs Administration invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #P00522CT. Closes Sept. 25.

Extend closing date Accountant 1 – The University Administration Business Center in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) hourly, 12-month Accountant 1, Post # P00507CT. For full consideration, Closes Sept. 26.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of SHS Information Services, Posting #P00680UF.  Closes Sept. 26.

Head Academic Advisor – The College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Head Academic Advisor professional faculty position. Posting #P00660UF.  Closes Sept. 26.

Office Manager – Seed Certification invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Office Manager.  Posting #P00685UF.  Closes Sept. 27.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Admissions Representative.  This position supports the Office of International Admissions in providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process. Full consideration, Sept. 28. Closes Oct. 5. Click here for more information or to apply https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=15244&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Library Technician 3 –The Valley Library invites applications for one full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month Library Technician 3 position. This positon processes serials (print & electronic) invoices and credits for payment, communicates with vendors and publishers, and assists in revising and updating the online catalog to maintain the integrity of serial records. Posting #P00234CT. Closes Sept. 28.

Oregon State University Cooperative Extension invites applications for a part-time (approximately 28 hours per week), academic year (10 month), Education Program Assistant 1 position for the OSU Extension Service Family and Community Health Program in Douglas County. This position will be located in Roseburg, Oregon in the Douglas County Extension Office.  Posting #P00540CT.  Closes Sept. 30.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #P00546CT. Closes Oct. 12.

Oregon Sea Grant Communications, based at OSU, seeks to hire a student graphic designer for up to 20 hours a week. This position will design materials that may include newsletters, graphics for web and video, marketing materials, banners, posters, handouts, brochures, publications for the OSG catalog, flyers and exhibits. Posting # P01162SE. For full consideration, please apply by Sept. 30. Closes Oct. 12.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool for a Float Technician position on Sept.2.  Interested parties should apply to posting #P00135CT no later than midnight on Sept. 2 for full consideration.  Additional applications will be considered through Sept. 30 until the position is filled.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Director- Student Transformative Learning – The Office of Student Affairs Research in Corvallis invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) hourly, 12-month Director- Student Transformative Learning. Post #P00667UF. Closes Sept. 30.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1. Posting #P00547UF. Closes Sept. 30.

UPDATED: The Extension Service and Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program is seeking an Assistant Professor (Practice). This is a part-time .75 FTE, 12-month, fixed term faculty position.  This position is located in Beaverton, Oregon.  Posting #P00697UF.  Closes Oct. 2.

Program Technician 1 – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Course Scheduler position to assemble class schedule data into Banner forms and work closely with the Registrar’s Schedule Desk to prepare the Schedule of Classes of each term that is distributed to the entire university community and to the public. Posting # P00526CT. Closes Oct. 2.

Public Issues Communications Specialist – The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Public Issues Communication Specialist. Posting # P00700UF. Closes Oct. 2.

Transcript Evaluator (Administrative Program Assistant) – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Transcript Evaluator to perform unofficial, pre-admission evaluation of undergraduate coursework to provide prospective applicants insight on how previously completed coursework may transfer into Oregon State. Posting # P00534CT. Closes Oct. 3.

Course Development Student Worker – OSU Extended Campus is looking for a part-time, maximum 20 hours per week, Course Development Student Worker, to work with the Instructional Design team of the Course Development and Training Unit of Ecampus, to help with the process of building online courses and on-going course maintenance. Posting # P01208SE. Closes Oct. 3.

The Division of Outreach & Engagement and the OSU Extension Service invites applications for a part-time (approximately 35 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1). This position will be located in Madras, Oregon.  Posting P00536CT.  Full consideration date Oct. 3.  Closes Oct. 16.

Analyst Programmer – The University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) hourly, 12-month Analyst Programmer, Competency level 2, post # P00474CT. Closes Oct. 3.

Instructional Designer – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Instructional Designers to provide knowledge and creativity in enhancing the development and design of hybrid and online courses, full-service support and facilitate trainings for faculty related to hybrid and online course design and facilitation. Posting # P00710UF. Closes Oct. 9.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 32 hours per week) intermittent Food Service Worker 1 position for the Oregon 4H Conference and Education center at Oregon State University (OSU).  This position is located in Salem.  Posting P00525CT.  Closes Oct. 9.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (19 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for the 4-H Tech Wizards in the Washington County Extension Office. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately one year from the appointment begin date. This position will be located in Beaverton, Oregon.  Posting #P00547CT.  Closes Oct. 11.

Analyst-Information Systems – The Budget / Fiscal Planning in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Analyst-Information Systems, Post # P00722UF  Closes Oct. 16.

Director of Strategic Partnerships – The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of Strategic Partnerships. Posting # P00596UF. Closes Oct. 31.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Extension Family & Community Health program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor (Practice) in Social Demography position. Posting #P00606UF. Closes Nov. 1.

The Education Opportunities Program invites applications for a part-time (0.25 FTE), 9 month, Fixed-Term Writing Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P00704UF. Closes June 15, 2017.

Transcriber 1 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Transcriber 1. Post # P00597UF, Closes June 15, 2017.

Transcriber 2 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Transcriber 2, Post # P00598UF. Closes June 15, 2017.

Interpreter 1 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Interpreter 1, Post # P00599UF. Closes June 15, 2017.

Interpreter 2 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Interpreter 2, Post # P00600UF. Closes June 15, 2017.

Academic Wage (Transcribers in Training) – The Department of Disability Access Services at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) hourly, 9-month Academic Wage (Transcribers in Training), Post # P00140AW, Closes June 30, 2017.

Treasury Director – The Vice President for finance and administration in Corvallis invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) hourly, 12-month Treasury Director, post #P00651UF. Closes June 30, 2017.

Web Development Student Internship: The OSU Foundation seeks an energetic and creative Oregon State student to join our talented Communications team as a Web Intern. This paid internship offers an exciting opportunity to increase your knowledge of website and multimedia development and digital communications processes, while building your professional portfolio. Projects will include building and editing web pages, multimedia features, and digital communications for the OSU Foundation. Minimum 10 hours a week, 20 hours a week maximum. Applicants must be current OSU students. This position is open immediately with preference given to applicants who have an interest in continuing work throughout the 2016-17 academic year. Work-study students are encouraged to apply.  $10-12/hour.  Apply at http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=4481www.osufoundation.org

Director of the Linus Pauling Institute – Oregon State University invites applicants for Director of Linus Pauling Institute. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/5859. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Student Worker, Donor Relations: The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an innovative Oregon State student to work in the Donor Relations department. Be part of the team that says “Thank You” and makes sure that generous supporters know their gifts are having a positive impact on campus. Alumni, parents, and others donate over $100 million a year to OSU for scholarships, new facilities, and research projects. This position works a maximum of 20 hours per week. Students must be available during summer months. Hourly wage is $10 – $12. Visit the OSU Foundation website http://www.osufoundation.org and click on About Us and Careers to learn more details about this Student Position and how to apply.


Corvallis: “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” ~ Jane Austen. Patchy fog then mostly sunny, high of 67, low of 50. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Isolated showers, high of 58, low of 40. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Newport: Slight chance of showers and fog, followed by some sun. High of 60, low of 52. Rain likely tomorrow.

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

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