OSU Today

Friday, June 24, 2009

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.

Website of the Week — Linus Pauling Online (Voice of America)

OSU Libraries’ Chris Peterson talks to Voice of America about the Pauling collection.

10 Ways Universities Are Engaging Alumni Using Social Media (Mashable.com)
Oregon State University uses Google Maps (Google Maps) on its Powered By Orange site, as well. The site includes a map at the center of the page and lets alums post their current location and career along with their graduation year and degree.

Trout Trump Rats for Cancer Research (Field & Stream)
George Bailey knows plenty of fish stories. As a professor, he spent three decades studying disease with trout in his aquatic laboratory at Oregon State University.

Powered By Orange: A Comprehensive Social Media Campaign (Michael Stoner blog)

Powered By Orange, launched in March 2009 by Oregon State University, is the most comprehensive university social marketing campaign that we’ve seen to date.

State tighten compost regulations for some farms (Capital Press)
Last year, the DEQ contemplated creating regulations that would have treated on-farm and commercial compost piles differently, but later decided to scrap the plan. “All the stakeholders didn’t like it,” said Nick Andrews, an Oregon State University extension agent who has weighed in on the rule-making process.

US: Study shows new process for better & cheaper tyres (Automotive World)

A new study carried out by wood science researchers at Oregon State University suggests that partially replacing silica with microcrystalline cellulose as a reinforcing filler in the manufacture of rubber tyres might decrease the energy required to produce them, reduce costs, and better resist heat build-up.

Locals see minimum wage rise as timely (Go San Angelo)
According to a study by Oregon State University, minimum wage has been below the poverty line since the 1950s and was outpacing the cost-of-living increases until 1968.

Researchers see big future for purple spud (Capital Press)

Purple Pelisse – pelisse is old French for “covering” or “coat” – was released by Oregon State University, which performed the bulk of the evaluations and is also applying for certification under the Plant Variety Protection Act.

Get rid of those weeds once and for all (Oregonian)

Just in time for peak season comes this advice from our experts at Oregon State University Extension for keeping ahead of the weeds.

Growers detect late blight (Capital Press)
An Oregon State University Extension plant pathologist is advising Northwest potato growers to watch for late blight as harvest season approaches.

Today

International Women’s Coffee Hour, 4 p.m., OSU Women’s Center. Come for coffee and a discussion.

The following free Drupal workshop is being offered today (register at http://oregonstate.edu/training): Drupal 6 Formatting  Blocks: 1:30 p.m. in Room 5420 Valley Library.

Upcoming Events

LAST CALL! The Office of Community and Diversity is seeking participants for an Ethics of Diversity class, taught by Lani Roberts M-Th, 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 3-Aug. 27.  This class is being offered as professional development to all OSU faculty and staff, free of charge, as a follow-up to the “This is My OSU: A Destination of Choice ” diversity essay contest. There are just a few seats remaining, so please contact Corrine Gerig today at (541) 737-4381 or corrine.gerig@oregonstate.edu to register. Participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis.

NEW! PERS Tier 1 & Tier 2 members: How does PERS work and integrate into your overall retirement picture? OSU Federal Investment Services, through CFS, offers complimentary brown bag workshops on the topic. The next opportunity is noon to 1 p.m. July 29  at the MU in the Allworth Conference Room 207. Reserve your spot by calling 541-714-4296. OSU Federal is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative. Investment products offered through CUSO Financial Services L.P. (CFS) are not NCUA/NCUSIF or federally insured, not Credit Union guaranteed, and may lose value.

NEW! OSU Federal Investment Services, through CFS, offers complimentary brown bag workshops on PERS. Find out how PERS fits into your retirement plan. The next OPSRP opportunity is 11 a.m. to noon, July 29, in the Memorial Union Allworth Conference Room 207.
OSU Federal is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative. Investment products offered through CUSO Financial Services L.P. (CFS) are not NCUA/NCUSIF or federally insured, not Credit Union guaranteed, and may lose value.

A Taste of Culture, 11 a.m. to noon July 27 in the MU Quad. Come learn about each Cultural Center’s unique role on campus and enjoy delicious snacks and beverages with the Cultural and Resource Centers.  Sponsored by the Asian and Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Black Cultural Center, Cesar Chavez Centro Cultural, Native American Longhouse, Pride Center, Women’s Center and SOL: The LGBT Multi-Cultural Support Network. For questions or disability accommodations contact the office of Diversity Development at 737-6341

The following free Drupal workshops are being offered this month (register at http://oregonstate.edu/training):
July 27, Drupal 6 Basics Workshop: 10:30 a.m. in Room 5420 Valley Library. Focuses on basic elements of using the Drupal 6 Content  Management System (CMS). This workshop is slow-paced, interactive, and  geared toward beginning Drupal users.
July 29, Drupal 6 Basics  Workshop: 1:30 p.m. in Room 5420 Valley Library. Focuses on basic elements of using the Drupal 6 Content  Management System (CMS).  This workshop is slow-paced, interactive, and  geared toward beginning Drupal users.
July 30, Drupal 6 Content Types: 10 a.m. in Room 5420 Valley Library. Learn about all of the different content types available in Drupal 6. This workshop is slow-paced, interactive, and geared for the beginning Drupal user.
July 31, Drupal 6 Site Structures: 10 a.m. in Room 5420 Valley Library. Learn about the different site structures that  can help provide order and optimization to your Drupal 6 site. This workshop is geared for the intermediate Drupal user. Drupal  6 Exploring OSU Themes: 1:30 p.m in Room 5420 Valley  Library Learn  how to change and configure themes on your Drupal 6 site with a focus on using  the OSU Grey and OSU Orange themes.  This workshop is geared for the intermediate Drupal user.

For more current and upcoming events, go to http://oregonstate.edu/events/

News for Employees

Facilities Services is seeking a Fiscal Coordinator 2. This is a full-time position, reporting to the Associate Director-Controller of Facilities Services.  Recruitment is open to current OSU employees only.  Position details and qualifications can be found at  http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.  Position closes Aug. 4.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking internal applicants for an Office Specialist 2 position. To apply for this posting please go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs and look for posting 0004482. The closing date for OSU applicants is July 31.

INTO Oregon State University is in need of home stay hosts to host one or two Japanese students from Toyo University for a three-night home stay Aug. 28-31.  Students stay with area hosts in order to practice speaking English, to learn more about American culture and to make new friends.  Home stay hosts may host one or two students.  INTO OSU pays a $20 per night stipend per student to help with hosting. For more information call 541-737-6981 or email Candace.pierson-charlton@oregonstate.edu

Traffic and Maintenance

East Jefferson Street lot: Due to pavement maintenance and parking lot re-striping, the parking lot will be shut down today from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ralph Miller Lane: Due to the exterior renovation project at Gill Coliseum, parking spaces along Ralph Miller Lane will be temporarily shutdown. This area will be fenced off to accommodate large equipment.  The shutdown is necessary to coat the south side of Gill Coliseum. The shutdown should end by Aug 10.

Weather

We are marching toward a long and hot week ahead. Today’s high will be 88 with an overnight low of 55. Saturday will reach 91, and by Sunday, temperatures could reach 96. The National Weather Service is warning that record high, triple-digit temperatures are expected next week, so make sure to stock your freezer with plenty of frozen dairy treats.

OSU Today is a daily e-mail news briefing provided by OSU News and Communication Services. To subscribe or unsubscribe to the mailing list, go to http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/osutoday. Questions, comments and ideas for news briefs may be sent to Theresa Hogue at osutoday@oregonstate.edu. More news from OSU News and Communication Services is available at http://oregonstate.edu/osutoday/

For comments or feedback about this email contact
osutoday@oregonstate.edu.

Find the OSU Today Web site and archive online.


Submission guidelines

Copyright © 2014 Oregon State University. Disclaimer.

OSU Today is a daily e-mail news briefing provided by OSU News and Communication Services. Contact us to unsubscribe or subscribe, or visit lists.oregonstate.edu to manage your subscriptions.