OSU Today

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 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.

Beyond orange and black: Accidental discovery unlocks whole spectrum of new pigments (KVAL)

But an accidental discovery of a new kind of blue by the Oregon State professor and his graduate students 7 years ago has attracted global attention – and led to a new way to develop new color pigments, Oregon State said Tuesday. Finding on new shades of violet and purple were just published in Inorganic Chemistry, a journal of the American Chemical Society. (see also Phys.Org)

A new ‘how-to’ for tsunami-safe buildings: ‘We’re trying to save lives’ (Seattle Times)

Chock and other engineers visited Japan and Chile to detail building damage from recent, massive tsunamis. They conducted laboratory experiments, including at Oregon State University’s O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, to estimate the force exerted by fast-moving water laden with debris.

Restoring natural habitats helps salmon survive hotter temperatures (Yale Climate Connection)

Frank Burris, with Oregon State University, works on stream restoration projects that help reverse the damage. Sometimes it’s as simple as planting trees around a creek, providing shade to cool the water.

Aging farmers will turn over two-thirds of Oregon’s ag land (Capital Press)

The report was produced by Oregon State University’s Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems in conjunction with Portland State University’s Planning Oregon/Institute for Metropolitan Studies, and with Rogue Farm Corps, a non-profit striving to train the next generation of farmers, particularly those who weren’t born to the farm or ranch.

A shot of hope (Gazette-Times)

Supervising the drug’s development was Patrick Iversen, an Oregon State University professor and the company’s senior vice president for research. After decades of sinking millions of dollars into drug development without a marketable product to sell, he said, the FDA approval is a major milestone for Sarepta. “We just moved the ball across the goal line,” he said in an interview this week. “It’s time to get excited.” (see also Register-Guard)

A taste of marine research aboard the Oceanus (News-Times)

Several coastal high school students and teachers had an experience recently that they won’t soon forget. They took part in a cruise aboard Oregon State University’s research vessel Oceanus.

Master gardener Q&A: Losing variegation (Statesman Journal)

The Master Gardeners’ Question of the Week is courtesy of Oregon State University Extension Service’s Master Gardeners.


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.

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

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.

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.

Upcoming events

NEW! Veterans event: This is an opportunity for members of the Beaver Vet Community to come together, meet new members, and connect with resources and services available to them from our OSU and local community partners. Oct. 6, 4-7 p.m. Austin Hall Event Room, first floor. Faculty, staff, students, and family members are all welcome to attend. Free food and refreshments will be available.

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.

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

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.

Save the date: Flu shot clinics for faculty, staff and students: Student Health Services will deliver flu vaccines on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room. Bring your OSU ID and insurance card. Providence PEBB and Moda PEBB will be billed directly for faculty and staff. Vaccines for students will be billed directly to insurance or charged to the student’s account

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.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Employee workshops: New fall term employee learning workshops, presented by the Center for Training & Organizational Development, are open for registration. Workshops include: “Stretch Goals: Taking Your Performance to the Next Level,” “Improving Your Performance Through Time Management,” “Handling and Turning Around Employee Complaints,” and “Situational Leadership.” Sessions are free to OSU employees and departments.  Click here for details and registration.

Workshops offered on Qualtrics, LaTeX, and Spreadsheet Best Practices for Research: Hone your survey development skill set by exploring the many and powerful features of Qualtrics (Intro and Advanced) on Sept 29. Introduce yourself to LaTeX on Sept. 29 and learn to create technical/scientific documents and their bibliographies. Finally, check out Spreadsheet Best Practices for Research on Sept. 29 to strengthen your data collection, analysis and sharing, and quality control. View all the offerings in the library’s workshop series at: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

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.

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

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 LOCATION: 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 2 is on Thursday, Sept. 29. Both sessions will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in LINC 210. Spaces are limited so please register here.

Nutrition education: The OSU dietetics program has partnered with WinCo Foods to offer nutrition education at the point of purchase. Shari Steinbach, MS, RD, professional retail dietitian will be presenting the following free sessions: Creating partnerships and promoting health, Oct. 5, 4-5:30 p.m., Hallie Ford Room 115; Why cooking demonstrations add value to nutrition education (presentation/demonstration), Oct. 7, 9-10:30 a.m., Milam Hall Room 234. For more information, neilann.horner@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6439.

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

Aging conference: The Center for Healthy Aging Research and the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services are hosting the Oregon Conference on Aging on Oct. 12 at CH2MHill. This is a continuation of last year’s White House Conference on Aging. Register for free by Oct. 1 http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/ADVISORY/GCSS/Pages/index.aspx Students: present posters at the reception (5-7).  Send authors and titles by Oct.7 to Carolyn.Aldwin@oregonstate.edu.

News for Employees

NEW! File FAFSA early: Students can file their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) beginning in October instead of in January. The 2017-2018 FAFSA applications at FAFSA.ed.gov will be available starting Oct. 1. This will not change Oregon State University FAFSA priority filing deadline of Feb. 28 for 2017-2018. The priority processing deadline is used to determine awarding of some federal and OSU funds.

Pedal Corvallis community bikeshare: $25 per year, $10 for 1 month, $5 for 3-day pass. Station map and more info at http://www.zagster.com/pedalcorvallis. 6 stations and 35 bikes throughout Corvallis. Questions? Contact transportation@oregonstate.edu.

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/.

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

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Sidewalk replacement: To mitigate trip hazards, sidewalk replacement work will require closure of the sidewalk along the west side of the Memorial Union along 26th Street (View Map), Sept. 28 – 30.  The northbound lane of 26th Street will be used for intermittent staging of construction activities as needed. Corvallis Transit System and Hut Shuttle transit stops will not be impacted.  The western sidewalk should be used to detour around the construction. Contact Nathan Patterson at 541-737-6956.

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.

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.

NEW! Fiscal Coordinator 1 the Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting #P00538CT. Closes Oct. 4.

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.

NEW! Director of Marketing and Communications – The Division of International Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Director of Marketing and Communications. Posting #P00714UF. Closes Oct. 7.

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: “I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.” ~ Neil Gaiman. Patchy fog and then sunny, high of 74, low of 49. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny with a high of 81, low of 46. Slight chance of thunderstorms tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly sunny, high of 61, low of 48. 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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