OSU Today

Friday, Sept. 23, 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’s Ecampus named best online value in nation (KEZI)

Oregon State University’s Ecampus is named the nation’s best value in online education. ValueColleges.com released its “Top 50 Best Value Online Colleges for 2017.” The ranking assesses online Bachelor’s programs based on tuition costs, reputation, and return on investments.

Todd Stansbury leaves Oregon State to become Georgia Tech’s athletic director (Oregonian)

While much of the West Coast was waking up on Thursday morning, Todd Stansbury was in Atlanta sporting a black suit, gold tie and gold “GT” pin, speaking about coming “back home.” After a little more than a year as the athletic director at Oregon State, Stansbury has taken the same position at his alma mater, Georgia Tech. (see also Yahoo Sports, ESPN, Atlanta Business Chronicle)

Is there a right way to quit your job? Research finds some ways are better than others (Phys.Org)

Turns out, there are generally seven ways in which people quit their jobs, and there are two key factors that determine whether a person resigns in a positive way or in a way that could have damaging consequences for the business, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Zipcars at OSU (KEZI)

Students at the Oregon State University have a new option to help them get around. OSU has partnered with Zipcar. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community can use the service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Oregon State’s newest marine center necessary in the tsunami zone (Oregonian Opinion)

An opinion piece by Bruce Mate, director of Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.


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.

Johnson Hall Grand Opening: The Oregon State community launches a new era for the College of 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.


NEW! OSU Football vs. Boise State Saturday, Sept. 24, 12:30 a.m. kickoff: At 7 a.m. this Saturday, several campus parking lots are reserved for the football game. Please see the attached map to see which lots (colored orange) are affected. These lots will be cleared for donors and any car left will be towed at the owners expense. Thank you for your assistance and understanding. The same will apply to all home games. You may park your car in other lots if you need to leave it or are working that day.

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.


NEW! Between the Cracks & Red Room Presents: Percussionist/Sound Artist Tatsuya Nakatani at Interzone on Sunday Sept. 25, 6 p.m.. All Ages. $5-10 Sliding scale. 1563 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. For more information contact Dana Reason 541 740 6168

Upcoming events

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.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 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.

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

NEW! Citizen Diplomacy in an Era of Nuclear Brinksmanship: Talk by Peter Bergel. In conjunction with the UN International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Peter Bergel will discuss peace, nuclear weapons and citizen diplomacy. Peter has spent the last four decades working to bring peace and non-violence to the world. For many years he worked with Oregon Peaceworks as editor, program director and executive director. Monday, Sept. 26, noon, Milam Hall, Rm. 319.

NEW! Workshop for NSF GRFP ApplicantsThe Graduate School is offering two workshops to help OSU students prepare competitive applications for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Session 1 is on Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Session 2 on Thursday, Sept. 29. Both sessions will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in LINC 368. Spaces are limited so please register here.

NEW! Newport Science on Tap: The OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center presents Science on Tap at Rogue Brewery in Newport’s South Beach, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m.. OSU’s Selina Heppell with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will speak on “Sea Turtles, Conservation and a Little Math.” Doors open at 5:15 p.m. For more information call 541-867-0234.

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

NEW! Training Days opportunity for potential presenters. An additional room has been booked for Training Days (see http://fa.oregonstate.edu/training-days) scheduled for Nov. 8 and 9. Training Days presents OSU academic faculty, professional faculty and staff with workshops on topics related to OSU policies and procedures, soft skills, technical processes, innovations, and resources and services. If you would like to present this year, please contact leigh.larkin@oregonstate.edu to discuss options.

NEW! Conversation partners sought: The Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program (CACP) is looking for volunteers for Fall Term. Domestic students, staff/faculty, community members, and anyone with a native or high level of English proficiency can be connected with INTO OSU and other international students to promote cultural awareness and competence and language skills. Volunteers are paired with an international student looking to improve their English skills and become more familiar with the culture of OSU. Each pair commits to meeting once a week for one hour to talk, do activities, and get to know each other better. For more information: Rylan.Wall@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1838.  Apply online here: http://international.oregonstate.edu/osu-cultural-ambassador-conversant-programhttp://international.oregonstate.edu/osu-cultural-ambassador-conversant-program

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

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.

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.

NEW! The Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) Program is seeking a Program Coordinator. This is a full-time(1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P00730UF. For full consideration, Oct. 12. Closes Oct. 26.

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: “It’s autumn, and everybody feels like a disembodied spirit then.” D.H. Lawrence. Rain and patchy fog today, high of 63, low of 49. Mostly sunny for the weekend.

Central Oregon: Chance of showers today, high of 59, low of 41. Sunny this weekend.

Newport: Rain and patch fog today, high of 59, low of 49. Mostly sunny through the weekend.

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

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