OSU Today

Friday, Sept. 30, 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.

Douglas County got support from the world (News-Review)

The Oregon and Oregon State football teams worked together to create a ribbon that was put on the helmets of teams from both schools and prominently displayed in the middle of the football fields, and even some of the other teams in the Pac-12 wore the ribbon on their uniforms.

Regular physical activity reduces time to recover from mobility-limiting disability (Austrian Tribune)

Bradley Cardinal, a professor of kinesiology at Oregon State University said that they have done a very good job of demonstrating incredible power physical activity possesses. Cardinal, who wasn’t a part of the study, added, “It’s the secret ingredient to successful aging in terms of quality of life”.

OSU-Cascades encouraging other modes of transportation to help ease congestion (My Central Oregon)

Just a week into the school year, OSU-Cascades is pushing students, faculty and staff to alternative forms of parking and transportation. Cars parked along SW Chandler Avenue and neighboring streets had fliers slipped under their windshields wipers, alerting drivers to other options than driving.

Engineers unveil first US tsunami building standards in Portland (Jefferson Public Radio)

Professor Daniel Cox at Oregon State University’s school of civil engineering said he’s “thrilled” with the new standards.

The 1o best carbs for weight loss (Perth Now)

Sweet potatoes: Oregon State University says the manganese in this vegie helps enzymes to metabolise carbs and cholesterol.

USDA awards $21.4 million for organic research, Extension (Vegetable Growers News)

One of this year’s planning grant recipients, Oregon State University, received $250,000 to develop an online graduate certificate program in organic agriculture.

In one ear: Here a whale, there a whale (Daily Astorian)

Five Oregon Coast high school students, including Charlotte Watkins of Warrenton High School, and three teachers, including Josh Jannusch, also of WHS, had the learning opportunity of a lifetime helping Oregon State University scientists aboard the R/V Oceanus on a research cruise Sept. 13-18.


First-Ever Diversity Summit for College Students and Advisors: Orange Media Network, in collaboration with Diversity & Cultural Engagement, University House & Dining Services, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and the Office of Institutional Diversity, will host the first of its kind Summit on Diversity & Inclusion Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1 at Oregon State University. The event is in partnership with the College Media Association. More than 100 college media students and advisers from around the nation will be in attendance.  More information available at the event’s website: https://cmadiversity.com/speakers/

NEW! Beaver Classic Cheese Sales: Come purchase your favorite Beaver Classic Cheeses. Take home some of our new flavors…Porter Soaked, Hard Cider Soaked or Pinot Soaked Cheddars. Or our newest Award Winner…Smoked Cheddar – American Cheese Society 3rd Place 2016. Fridays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Withycombe 159. For more information robin.frojen@oregonstate.edu

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.


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.

Upcoming events

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

American Umpire: A documentary film screening and discussion with panelists Elizabeth Cobbs and Christopher McKnight Nichols. Elizabeth Cobbs grants us a sneak preview of her forthcoming PBS documentary film, “American Umpire,” based on her acclaimed history book of the same name. The film recounts America’s post-World War II role as the world’s policemen and explores whether the United States can, and should, continue to play that role in the future. Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Oregon Historical Society, Portland.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors: Core Curriculum is a free blended training program that includes 10-hours of prerequisite online training followed by a classroom session (one full day, followed by two ½-day classroom sessions). It prepares you to effectively supervise with greater institutional knowledge of policies, conditions of employment, legal responsibilities, and administrative procedures. You will also meet topic experts who can be a helpful resource for you. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23.

NEW! Adaptations: Storytelling in Novels and Film — Scientist, futurist and science fiction author David Brin’s lecture will focus in part on The Postman, his 1985 novel set largely in Oregon, Corvallis and OSU. Selections of the 1997 film The Postman, with Kevin Costner, will be shown, accompanied by readings by Brin. This event is part of SPARK: Arts+Science@OSU. Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m., C&E Auditorium, The LaSells Stewart Center.

NEW! The North American Truffling Society ~ General Meeting Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 2087 at Cordley Hall on the OSU campus.  Speaker will be Steve Carpenter, former President of Pacific Analytical Laboratory in Corvallis and former owner of Abbey Lane Lab, LLC in Philomath. He has been collecting and consuming mushrooms since 1956. He will speak on “How to use a Mushroom Key” and speak about his new book, “Mushrooms of Marys Peak and Vicinity.”

Workshops offered on Literature Review, Statistics Basics with SPSS, SPSS Intermediate, and EndNote: Learn how to get started with your upcoming Literature Review on Oct. 3 or Oct. 4. Then dig into Basic SPSS  on Oct. 5 or Intermediate SPSS on Oct. 6 to build your skills with descriptive statistics. Finally, explore EndNote (Basic and Intermediate/Advanced) on Oct. 6 for capturing, managing and citing your research sources. View all the offerings in the library’s fall workshop series at: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

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.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Employee online training programs: Employee online training programs, produced by the Center for Learning and Organizational Development, are available any time and from anywhere. These training programs deliver important information of particular interest to supervisors and managers, but also helpful if you are not in a supervisory position. Topics include performance management, employee ethics, performance evaluation, workers’ compensation administration and other helpful topics. Visit http://hr.oregonstate.edu/elearning

NEW! Apply now for Ecampus professional development funds: Oregon State Ecampus invites faculty, staff and administrators to pursue professional development related to online and hybrid education. Further your professional goals while promoting effective teaching and learning in OSU’s online and hybrid courses.Funding is available for professorial faculty and professional faculty and advisors. The application deadline is Oct. 7, so learn more and apply online today.

NEW! OSU hazelnut study (Corvallis): Volunteers needed! Role of Hazelnut Consumption in Improving Micronutrient Status in Older Adults. Principal Investigator: Dr. Maret Traber, Linus Pauling Institute, OSU. If you are healthy, age 55 or older, don’t use tobacco, don’t take vitamin E and are not allergic to nuts, you may qualify to participate. Participants will eat hazelnuts daily for 16 weeks.  Contact Alexander Michels for more information: Alexander.Michels@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8730.

Recreational Sports Phone App: The OSU Department of Recreational Sports is offering a new app that allows users to easily add fitness classes, Intramural events and more, directly to your phone’s calendar. It will also enable push notifications to receive building notices like emergency closures, as well as provide quick access to much more related information. Find out more at http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/app.

 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.

Traffic and Maintenance

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.

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.

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.

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.

NEW! Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine’s Teaching Hospital is seeking a full-time Medical Aide Supervisor position for the large and small animal reception areas. Required qualifications include 2 years of supervisory experience and 3 to 5 years progressive admin support in customer service, dispute resolution and public relations. Posting #P00648UF. This position is open until oct. 5 but may close prior to if there is a sufficient pool of applicants.

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. 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

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.

OSU Extension Service invites applications for a part-time (approximately 18 hours per week), limited duration (approximately 9 months) appointment with the Family and Community Health (FCH) program. This position will work as a member of a regional and statewide team of Extension SNAP-Ed (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences) from the Jefferson county Extension office in Madras.  Posting #P00555CT.  Closes Oct. 10.

Student-Employer Relations Assistant– the Career Development Center in Corvallis. Invites applications for one part-time (maximum of 12 hours per week), 12-month Student- Employer Relations Assistant Post # P01354SE  Closes Oct. 11.

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.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for Academic Success Advisor   This position’s primary responsibility is to provide academic coaching and advising to an assigned cohort of Pathway students. For more information or to apply please follow the link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=15564&lang=en_US&source=CC2 Apply by Oct. 12.

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.

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! Oregon State University’s (OSU) Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit (EESC) invites applications for an Outreach Web Developer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the director, dependent on funding and unit staffing needs.  Posting # P00734UF. Closes Oct. 23.

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: “If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.” ~ Herodotus. Partly sunny today, high of 65, low of 47. Showers throughout the weekend.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 67, low of 41. Mostly sunny tomorrow, chance of showers Sunday.

Newport: Chance of showers today, high of 58, low of 50. Showers all weekend.

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

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