OSU Today

Monday, Sept. 26, 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.

 Tim Leatherman, Mister Multi-Tool himself, gives a factory tour (Gear Junkie)

A mechanical engineer graduate from Oregon State University in 1970, Tim had a knack for fixing things. He made many a repair on his “untrustworthy $300 Fiat” with a simple pocketknife. Consistently needing a pair of pliers for his repairs, he realized there was no tool out there that integrated pliers, knives, and other features into one unit. The experimenting began.

Colleges teach the benefits of physical education (USA Today)

Today, an all-time low of 40% of students at four-year colleges have any requirement to exercise, according to a 2012 study led by Bradley Cardinal, a professor of kinesiology at Oregon State University.

OSU celebrates grand opening of $40 million Johnson Hall (Gazette-Times)

Moments before Johnson Hall’s grand opening Friday afternoon, more than 50 Oregon State University engineering students paid tribute to the family whose name adorns the new College of Engineering facility.

OSU professor finds seven ways to leave your employer (Register-Guard)

Whether an employee waltzes out the door gushing gratitude to her former employer or whether he’s more like Johnny Paycheck, saying “take this job and shove it,” the details are instantly etched on the memories of employee and supervisor, according to Oregon State University researcher Anthony Klotz. (see also Economic Times)

Ed Ray, Oregon State president, wants next athletic director to be ‘market savvy,’ connect with players and coaches (Oregonian)

Ed Ray is disappointed Todd Stansbury is no longer Oregon State’s athletic director, after just over a year on the job. But he also understands why Stansbury would leave for his alma mater, Georgia Tech.

Plan for new OSU facility in tsunami zone being questioned by local leaders, professors (FOX 12)

“I think with anything we do, whether that’s driving to the coast or going surfing, you have to be prudent and know the risks, but also the benefits,” MSI Executive Director Jack Barth said. “I think we’re not going into this without eyes closed. We’re going in knowing what the risks are, but we’re choosing to base here for the benefits.”

Caring for bamboo, corn stalks, geraniums (Oregonian)

Summer may be winding down, but gardening questions keep on coming. Get answers from Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

Hazelnut production booming in mid-valley (Democrat-Herald)

Nik Wiman is the OSU Extension hazelnut specialist based at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center near Aurora.

New animated film ‘Kubo’ has Petersburg ties (KTOO)

Holmes works for Laika Entertainment, the company responsible for Coraline, ParaNorman and the Boxtrolls. She’s been with the company for almost three years, her first job in the film industry after graduating from Oregon State University in 2012. Holmes started as a production assistant in the visual effects department before moving to rapid prototyping where she was hired as the department’s production coordinator in January.

Oregon’s IR-4 Project leader ready to retire (Capital Press)

Those days are coming to an end, however. DeFrancesco is retiring Oct. 1 after 30 years with Oregon State University. To calculate the value of DeFrancesco’s work to Oregon agriculture, one has to understand that the majority of Oregon agriculture involves specialty crop production. And many of the pesticides cleared for use on specialty crops obtain their registrations through the Rutgers University-based IR-4 Project.

The power of reading banned books (Gazette-Times)

Find a book that has been banned or challenged (sadly, your options here are numerous and growing by the year). And then read it aloud, proudly, even if no one is listening. That’s what Susan Rodgers, an associate professor of creative writing at Oregon State University, is thinking. And that’s why she’s organized three days of events this week on the OSU campus during which a variety of readers will do exactly that.

Mid-afternoon game times good for hotels (Democrat-Herald)

Ask an Oregon State University fan about the start time of football games, and you might hear grumbling about hand warmers and stocking caps, not to mention lack of sleep before church.  The Beavers have played in plenty of night games in recent years.


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.

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.

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.

 Upcoming events

NEW! Disability Access Services Open House/Labs for Faculty and Staff, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. – noon in A200 Kerr Administration Bldg. 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. For more information, contact disability.services@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Shapes and Seances: Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery will feature new work by art faculty Julia Bradshaw and Anna Fidler in an exhibition titled “Shapes and Séances”, Oct. 3 through Nov. 2 on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th St., on the OSU campus. Bradshaw, a photographic artist and Fidler, a painter, share an interest in using photographs as source material, in the fantastical landscape and in early abstract work by pioneering women artists. For more information: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/art/fairbanks-gallery-art/upcoming-exhibit

NEW! PCOSW Speaker Series Kick-off Event: With Nadia Manzoor. The 2016–17 PCOSW speaker series on the theme of Cultivating Connections starts with a performance by Nadia Manzoor, a British Pakistani actor, writer, and producer whose work fuses her passion for performance and social justice. Event will include part of Nadia’s show, Burq Off! Tuesday, Oct 18, 7-8:30pm, LaSells, C&E Hall.

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.

Eileen Hinckle:  Drawn to Murals: Hinckle, a past student of OSU’s  Arts and Communication’s JumpStart program,  undertook murals as an inspiring and dynamic form of public art that can interact and intertwine with architecture and environment.  As she traveled from Lima throughout Peru, and subsequently throughout Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, the artist used art to connect her experiences to her surroundings and to engage in meaningful exchange with people she met along the way.  Reception, 3:30-5 p.m., Sept. 29, 210 Kidder Hall. On view in the Little Gallery, Sept. 19-Nov. 4.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Tuesday Teaching Talks: Join CTL every Tuesday for Just-in-Time-Teaching topic sessions. We will network with OSU colleagues and resources to develop a community of practice around the advancement of teaching excellence. As a community we will discuss research-based teaching approaches identified as effective in the scholarship of teaching; enhance teaching and learning through the use of instructional technology; and share and discuss just-in-time teaching needs, challenges, and successes experienced in the classroom. Each 90-minute topic session will be facilitated twice on Tuesdays in Milam 215 at 10 & 1. Contact Jeanna.Towns@oregonstate.edu for exact dates and topics.

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Matthew Andrews,  OSU, Biochemistry & Biophysics, will present a seminar “Genes that control hibernation in mammals” on Wednesday, Sept 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

NEW! Aerospace Engineering at OSU: At the Sept. 29 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Nancy Squires in Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering will discuss aerospace engineering at OSU. 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. Contact Justin Fleming, justin.fleming@oregonstate.edu; by Monday, Sept. 26 to reserve a lunch or to secure your spot, 541-737-7086.

NEW! PERS: Oregon Route to Retirement:  What role will PERS play in your retirement plan? Understand how your PERS retirement works and explore the various choices, advantages/disadvantages you will need to consider when you decide to retire.  Designed for people within five years of retirement.  Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m., MU 212  Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS*.  RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com

NEW! OPSRP: Pathway to Retirement.  Understand your OPSRP pension and IAP and take a look at what else you need to do to have adequate retirement income.  Designed for anyone covered by OPSRP.  Sept. 29, 1 p.m., MU 212  Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS*.  RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com

NEW! Prepare Out Loud. Tuesday, Oct 4 from 3-4:30 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center.  Emergency Preparedness is sponsoring the American Red Cross presentation that will empower you to be ready for disasters of all kinds (including a Cascadia earthquake) by taking practical steps to start preparing, being vocal about your preparedness and encouraging others to start preparing. Everyone is invited to attend.  RSVP at http://www.redcross.org/news/event/local/oregon/Prepare-Out-Loud—Corvallis

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.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Crash awareness submissions: All OSU undergraduate students are invited to submit an entry to the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium’s Safety Competition to help raise awareness of the risks of roadway departure crashes — crashes that occur after a vehicle crosses and edge or center line. Entries include one video 20 to 30 seconds in length, a series of five tweets or Instagram posts, and one poster 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions. All entries are due by Oct. 21, and must be students’ original work. Details are available at http://depts.washington.edu/pactrans/students/safety-competition/.

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.

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-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.

Traffic and Maintenance

Hwy 20 Eddyville project update:  The highway will be closed at milepost 16.3, Saturdays through Thursday nights, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. The highway will remain open on Fridays, through the end of October.


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

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.

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: “For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.” ~ Edwin Way Teale. Sunny today, high of 85, low of 57. Partly sunny tomorrow and 75.

Central Oregon: Sunny, high of 87, low of 48. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Increasing clouds, high of 64, low of 55. Slight chance of rain and then partly sunny tomorrow.

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

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