OSU Today

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

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.

Hazardous marine toxin could rise with warming water (Scientific American)

“When water’s unusually warm off our coast, it’s because the circulation and patterns in the atmosphere has changed, bringing warm water from elsewhere — and this is happening at the same time that we also see high domoic acid in shellfish. It has a very strong mechanistic connection,” said Morgaine McKibben, lead author of the study and a doctoral student with Oregon State University. (see also Daily Mail, KQED, Science Daily)

 Off-grid power in remote areas will require special business model to success (Alt Energy Magazine)

Developing a successful business model that could deliver off-grid power to this market will require addressing challenges unique to the population, an Oregon State University researcher concluded in a study published recently in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. (see also Clean Technica)

OSU wave energy test center looks to state for $4.6 million (Portland Business Journal)

The money would be a chunk of the 20 percent matching funds that Oregon State University needs to come up with for the project, which could cost around $50 million.

Scientists discover a molecular motor has a ‘gear’ for directional switching (NSF)

A study just published in Nature Communications offers a new understanding of the complex cellular machinery that animal and fungi cells use to ensure normal cell division, and scientists say it could one day lead to new treatment approaches for certain types of cancers. It was lead by an OSU researcher.

This college student who smuggled his dog back to school is everyone’s hero (BuzzFeed)

This is Sean, a 20-year-old sophomore at Oregon State, and his dog, Willy.

Portland scores coup with International Master Gardener Conference in 2017 (Oregonian)

The conference signifies a coup for the state’s organization, according to Gail Langellotto, Oregon State University Extension Service master gardener coordinator. “This is a big deal for Oregon,” she said. “We’re looking at it as a chance to show our colleagues and others how fantastic Oregon is and what Oregon has to offer in terms of gardening.”

Today

January Random Review: OSU professor David Noakes will review “The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley” by Eric Weiner at noon on Jan. 11, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. What circumstances account for the creative and ingenious ideas concentrated in Silicon Valley today or in ancient Athens, Florence or Calcutta? In The Geography of Genius Eric Weiner, a National Public Radio foreign correspondent for many years, takes readers on a literary journey to centers of brilliance and innovation throughout history, worldwide.

Upcoming events

NEW! Music a la Carte: The Terra Nova Trio. Eclectic world music for oboe, saxophone and keyboards. Friday, Jan. 13, noon, in the MU Lounge. Free.

Triad meeting: At the Jan. 12 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club Jonathan Katz will discuss “Muslim Jews: A History of Conversion.” 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 at the Motor Pool to reserve a lunch or to secure your spot, 541-737-7086.

Retirement Reception for Mark Huey: President Edward J. Ray invites you to a Retirement Reception to honor and thank Mark Huey for his years of service to OSU. The reception is on Friday, Jan. 13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge.  If you are unable to attend, feel free to leave a message here. To more information or to let us know you will attend, contact events@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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service: Students, faculty, staff, and their partners and children are all invited to participate in OSU’s largest day of service of the year, Saturday, Jan. 14. Projects will take place at various times with all projects starting in the morning. A light breakfast, snacks, and hot lunch will be provided to volunteers by Global Community Kitchen. Check in will be located in the MU Horizon Room 49, and transportation to all projects will be provided. Preregistration is required! Volunteers can learn about the 11 projects offered and register online through the Center for Civic Engagement website: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/mlk. Deadline to register is Jan. 10.

Speaking Justice: a night of spoken word poetry by the OSU community and our feature artist, TOO BLACK, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., MU Lounge. The workshop “History of Race Relations at OSU” will be held prior to the performance, 3-5 p.m. in the Valley Library 5th floor Special Collections & Archives Research Center, room 5069. In the workshop, facilitated by TOO BLACK, participants will learn about the history of race relations at OSU and its connections to contemporary issues. To register of the workshop or for more information, 541-737-3653 natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

Board of Trustees: The OSU Board of Trustees will meet Friday, Jan. 20. The meeting is open to the public and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room. Other committees of the Board will meet Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center Willamette Room and Thursday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room. These meetings are also open to the public. The agendas and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. If special accommodation is required, call 541-737-3449 or email marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

CORRECTED LINK! Academic Technology webinar: Canvas from a Student Perspective: Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. to learn about Student View, the Test Student, Calendar and Conversations in Canvas. Register for information on joining this free webinar presented by OSU’s Canvas support team. Find more webinars here. Questions? Email us: Canvas@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Unpacking the Model Minority Myth: Unpacking the Model Minority Myth is a series of workshops created by Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) will be held in Portland, Corvallis and Eugene in 2016-2017. These workshops will address AAPI stereotypes and how this myth is used to create tensions between communities of color. Jan. 17, 4-6 p.m., Asian & Pacific Cultural Center.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1781265968865899/

NEW! Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered Jan. 25, Feb. 24, Mar. 13.

Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors is open for registration. Core Curriculum is a blended training program that includes 10-hours of prerequisite online training followed by classroom sessions (one full day on Jan. 31 and two half-days, Feb. 2 and Feb. 7). Core Curriculum 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. There is no cost to attend.

Social Justice Education Initiative for Winter term! The SJEI is a professional development program for all OSU faculty, staff, and graduate students aimed at building knowledge about equity and inclusion, and developing intercultural competencies. In addition to the platform curriculum, comprised of Session One and Session Two, there are new shorter workshops that explore specific topics with more depth. Now is a great time to build your equity and inclusion skills! Space is limited, register today http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46

WAHESC: Now is the time to register for the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference. In 2017 it takes the place of the Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Student registration is $50 and faculty/staff will be $200. There will be a van from OSU so your transportation costs are covered! Contact the Sustainability Office for more info.

OSU Expert-Led, Online Certificate in Project Management: Boost your personal and professional growth by becoming an expert in project management. Jan. 16. Complete one course or the whole certificate.

Take Note 

NEW! Winter Wonderings: Applications are still being accepted for Winter Wonderings, OSU’s precollege program for talented, gifted and highly able students presently in grades 3-9.  oregonstate.edu/precollege/winter. For questions, contact dennis.hickey@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Honors College course proposals and grants: OSU tenured/tenure-track, senior instructor, and emeritus faculty are invited to submit honors course proposals for 2017-2018 at honors.oregonstate.edu/course-proposals.  Any General Catalog course can be offered as a small, highly-engaged honors course; proposals for interdisciplinary colloquia are also welcome. Faculty may apply for Meehan course development grants of up to $3000 to develop experiential learning opportunities for honors courses.  For more information: tara.williams@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6412.  Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017.

Distinguished Professor: The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Professor award has been extended to Tuesday, Jan. 17 by 5 p.m.  Nomination information and a link to the online submission form can be found at: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/provost/awards-recognition .

Student startups sought: The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator program is launching the Next Great Startup competition for OSU students in winter term of 2017. The event will feature the first student-based, university-wide business competition. It will begin in January and the finals will be held on March 9. Application deadline is Jan. 16, 8 a.m. The winning team will receive more than $10,000 in cash, goods and services. Cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded to the top four teams. Additionally, mentors from the community and the accelerator will participate in coaching the teams. More information on the competition and eligibility is available online at http://nextgreatstartup.oregonstate.edu

Health & Safety: Did you know that you can access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/casc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online. The University Health and Safety Committee also wants to promote health and safety with information from SAIF on how to become a workplace flu fighter, available online at http://www.saif.com/safetyandhealth/be-a-workplace-flu-fighter.html, including links to printable posters and links to locations to find a flu shot.

Seeking participants for end-of-life decision making focus groups: The C2C Project at the College of Business is working to better understand the needs and perceptions of people that are or eventually will be making end-of-life health care decisions. If you are interested in participating, click on the following link to answer a few qualification questions (takes less than 2 minutes!): https://orst.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3lxP09KH0hdhiLPParticipants will be paid $50 for their involvement in the mid-January discussion groups!

Jobs

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

Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Oregon State University (OSU) Vice President for Research Office invites applications for a full time Fiscal Coordinator-1 position. The Fiscal Coordinator provides fiscal and administrative support to the units and the Centers & Institutes within the Research Office in areas requiring fiscal and/or administrative support in the areas of accounting, financial analysis/reporting, business procedures, and budgeting.  Posting # P00676CT. Closes Jan. 11.

Head Academic Advisor – Internal Employment Opportunity – College of Engineering, School of Civil & Construction Engineering (CCE) is seeking application for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head. Posting #P00956UF. Closes Jan. 13.

Human Resources Consultant 1  The University Administrative Business Center in Corvallis invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Human Resources Consultant 1, Posting # P00980UF full consideration date Jan. 13. Closes Jan. 20.

Assistant or Associate Professor in the Energy Systems Engineering Program. OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9 month Assistant or Associate Professor in the Energy Systems Engineering Program.  Posting #P00898UF. Full consideration date is Jan. 15. Closes Jan. 31.

Office Specialist II, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, F/T, starting at $2383/month plus benefits. Major duties include graduate program support, student employment, and event planning. To review posting and apply, go to Http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.  Posting # P00691CT.  Closes Jan. 15.

Education Program Assistant 1  This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (Education Program Assistant 1) position for the 4-H Extension Youth Development Program. This position will be located in Warm Springs. Posting #P00705CT. Closes Jan. 16.

Office Specialist 1 – OSU Extension Service seeks an innovative and enthusiastic person with excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic to join its team at the Douglas County OSU Extension Office in Roseburg. This recruitment is for a part-time (16 hours per week) .40 FTE Office Specialist 1.  Posting #P00699CT. Closes Jan. 16.

Oregon State University Extension Service seeks an innovative and enthusiastic person with excellent communication skills to join its team at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) in Central Point, Oregon. This recruitment is for a part-time (16 hours per week) Office Specialist 1.  Posting # P00684CT. Closes Jan. 16.

Student Care Coordinator – The Dean of Students, in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Student Care Coordinator, Post #P00938UF. Closes Jan. 16.

Associate Student Advocate – The Office of Advocacy of the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU), is seeking an Associate Student Advocate. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #P00953UF. Closes Jan. 17.

The Vice President for Research is seeking an Accelerator Operations Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President. Closes Jan. 17.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Crop/Soil Extension Field Facility office at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position. This position will be located in Klamath Falls.  Posting # P00927UF. Closes Jan. 19.

NEW! Temporary Administrative Program Assistant – The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development in the VP for Research Office is seeking a full-time Temporary Administrative Program Assistant, working with the Intellectual Property and Licensing and Industry Contracts Teams. Posting # P00710CT. Closes Jan. 20.

Library Technician 3 – The Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Valley Library invites applications for a part-time (.8 FTE), 12-month, limited term Public Services Assistant. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #36690. Closes Jan 20.

Veterinary Technician. Oregon State University’s Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Large Animal Teaching Hospital.  The hospital is part of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary. To apply online, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Review and apply to posting #P00671CT by Jan. 20.

NEW! Administrative Program Assistant – The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is recruiting for a temporary part-time Administrative Program Assistant @ .33 FTE. Posting #P00979UF. Closes Jan. 23.

Web Developer – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Web Developer who works as part of the Course Development and Training team, collaborates with faculty, administrators and other clients to design and develop instructional technology and other web-based educational resources for courses and modules. This position designs, develops, tests, implements, and maintains web and multimedia applications. Posting #P00672CT. Closes Jan 23.

Consultant – Academic Advisor – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Academic Advisor position. Posting P00983UF. Full consideration date is Jan. 17. Closes Jan. 23.

Parent & Family Program Coordinator – The Office of New Student Programs & Family Outreach (NSPFO) Planning in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Parent & Family Program Coordinator, Post # P00969UF. Full consideration date Jan. 23. Closes Jan. 24.

The Office of Admissions is seeking an Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P00943UF. Closes Jan. 23.

Memorial Union Events Support Staff – This recruitment will be used to fill 10-15 part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Support Services positions with the Memorial Union at Oregon State University. Mandatory training will begin approximately week 6 of Winter term. Posting #P01228SE. Closes Jan. 23. http://mu.oregonstate.edu/guestservices/job-application

Memorial Union Information Desk C This recruitment will be used to fill 5-10 part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Support Services positions with the Memorial Union at Oregon State University. Mandatory training will begin approximately week 6 of Winter term. Posting # P01229SE. Close Jan. 23. http://mu.oregonstate.edu/guestservices/job-application

NEW! INTO OSU is currently recruiting for Marketing and Communications Coordinator. The Marketing and Communications Coordinator (MCC) will be responsible for developing and coordinating marketing and communications to support INTO OSU and its partnership with Oregon State University. The MCC produces print and electronic materials to build awareness of the university and drive international student recruitment from global markets to INTO OSU. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=20024&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Please apply by 5 p.m., Jan. 24.

The Office of Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking a Construction Contracts Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P00976UF. Full-consideration date of Jan. 25; closes March 7.

News Editor-News and Research Communications OSU News and Research Communications is seeking a News Editor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P00985UF. Closes Jan. 26. http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/37007

Faculty Research Assistant-Plant Pathology, OSU-Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center in Central Point, OR invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Faculty Research Assistant.  Posting # P00947UF  Closes Jan 27.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for Assistant International Marketing and Recruitment Manager position. The Assistant Marketing and Recruitment Manager, under the direction of the INTO OSU Marketing and Recruitment Manager (MRM), will be responsible for strategic planning and decision making for business in assigned markets. For more information, please click on the link provided below. Close Jan. 28. https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=18963&lang=en_US&source=CC3

The Office of Institutional Diversity is seeking a Assistant Director of Outreach. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Chief Diversity Officer. Posting #P00952UF. Closes Jan. 30.

Accountant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position.  Position #P00690CT.  Full consideration Jan. 18.  Closes Jan. 31.

Entomology Research Associate (Post Doc) – The Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Hood River, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, Research Associate (Post Doc), for entomology research on pears and cherries, and to provide outreach to local producers.  Posting #P00906UF http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/35537The closing date is Jan. 31.

START Leader  The Office of New Student Programs & Family Outreach Planning in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE) hourly, approximately 30-hours a week, 12-month START Leader, Posting #P01662SE. Closes Feb. 3.

Instructor – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a part-time (vary FTE), 9-month, Instructor Pool, to teach courses in Applied Ecology of Managed Ecosystems (HORT 318) winter 2017, and Floriculture and Greenhouse Systems course (HORT 351) spring 2017.  Posting #P00881UF. Closes March 15.

 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.

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. Posting #P00597UF, Closes June 15.

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, Posting #P00598UF. Closes June 15.

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, Posting #P00599UF. Closes June 15.

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, Posting #P00600UF. Closes June 15.

Academic Wage Staff Auditor – The University Shared Services Enterprises in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.75 FTE) hourly, 12-month Academic Wage Staff Auditor, Posting #P00166AW. Closes June 30.

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), Posting #P00140AW. Closes June 30.

The Oregon State University Foundation is searching for a driven individuals to fill two entry-level professional position:  Assistant Director, Regional Programs Portland and Assistant Direction, Regional Programs California. The ideal candidate is a recent Oregon State University graduate with donor engagement and fundraising experience.  Follow the link to learn more:    http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=4352

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for Student Services Coordinator. This position is responsible for operations and implementation of high impact programs and initiatives within Student Services including; International Student Orientation, Special Programs, assessment, and other student services efforts which impact the student experience. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=18104&lang=en_US&source=CC2

The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an Application Support Analyst to help manage organizational reports and train users of the Foundation’s constituent relationship management system (CRM)  The ideal candidate for this position is an innovative thinker with an understanding of how people learn. To apply visit:  Http://www.osufoundation.org.

Weather

Corvallis: “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Snow showers likely before 10 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers. High of 36, low of 27. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Snow, mainly before 10 a.m., high of 22, low of -2. Mostly sunny Thursday.

Newport: Chance of rain and snow showers today, high of 39, low of 39. Sunny tomorrow.

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

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