OSU Today

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 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.

Fukushima residents exposed to far less radiation than thought (Science Magazine)

“The work [these] researchers are doing is extremely important … [because] it is logistically challenging to sample and monitor every potentially exposed person,” says Kathryn Higley, a certified health physicist at the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

 How you can prevent opioid abuse (Modern Medicine)

Dan Hartung, MPH, Associate Professor at Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy, and Nicole O’Kane, PharmD, Clinical Director for HealthInsight Oregon, shared techniques pharmacists can use to help prevent opioid abuse during a recent Pharmacy Quality Alliance webinar.

Toxic algae may thrive as climate and oceans warm, study says (Inside Climate News)

Lead author of the new study, Morgaine McKibben, an oceanographer at Oregon State University, said the scientists compared temperature records from West Coast waters with official reports of elevated toxin levels to find a surprisingly strong correlation between ocean warm phases and outbreaks.

Central Oregon wildlife know what they’re doing in winter (Bend Bulletin)

“That’s one way the vultures survive the winter. They leave,” Matthew Orr, an Oregon State University-Cascades biology professor, said of the birds’ trips to the southern U.S. and into Central and South America. “They’ve got their retirement package.”

Retired OSU professor traces lineage back to ancient Chinese sage (Democrat-Herald)

Perhaps it was inevitable that Kelvin Koong pursued a career in education. The retired Oregon State University animal science professor can trace his ancestry back to one of the most distinguished teachers in history: the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius.

Oregon State opts to dump fossil fuel investments (Register-Guard)

In a little-noticed action on Inauguration Day, the Oregon State University board of trustees voted overwhelmingly to sell most of OSU’s $8.8 million in fossil fuel stocks.

What you need to know about trimming grape vines in winter (Oregonian)

January through the first of March is the season to prune your vines, said Bernadine Strik, a berry specialist with Oregon State University Extension Service.  First, though, you’ve got to know how to do it properly.


Student Health: Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) will meet every Tuesday from 8 – 9 a.m. in MU 212 from Jan. 10 to March 14. For additional information please email osu.shab@oregonstate.edu.

Tuesday Teaching Talks: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) every Tuesday for just-in-time-teaching workshops. Attend one or all. Certificates are provided to those who complete the series. On Jan. 24 we will focus on effective lesson planning practices. If available, please bring samples of your current lesson plans. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 & 2. No need to register – just come on by! Learn more here. Contact us here.

Workshops offered on Managing Your Research Data, Qualtrics , and Literature Reviews: Take some time out to focus on basic strategies for effectively Managing Your Research Data on Jan. 24; this session also addresses tools for writing a data management plan. Then build and hone your survey development skill set by exploring the many and powerful features of Qualtrics–Intro and Advanced on Jan. 24. As this new year kicks off, also learn how to get started with your upcoming Literature Review on Jan. 25. View all the offerings in the library’s winter workshop series at: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Open Forums for Director, Student Conduct & Community Standards position finalists: Campus and community partners are invited to attend finalists’ presentations focusing on pressing issues in student conduct work and creating meaningful, positive change. Open Forums are Jan. 23 and 24 from 11-11:45 a.m. in MU206.  Your participation and support of this recruitment is greatly appreciated. Position information and candidates’ bio information will be available at the sessions. For accommodations related to disability please contact deanofstudents@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9035.

Academic Technology webinar: Media at OSU – Getting Started with Kaltura Join Raul Burriel on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2-2:30 p.m. to learn about deploying video content in Canvas. Register to receive information on how to join this free webinar presented by OSU’s Kaltura support team. Questions? Email us: kaltura@oregonstate.edu

National leader in mathematics reform to discuss student success and equalization: The College of Science welcomes Chancellor Emeritus of the University System of Maryland William “Brit” Kirwan, who will present a talk on, “The Student Success Imperative: Challenges, Opportunities, and Responsibilities” on Jan. 24, at 5 p.m. in CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Kirwan is a nationally recognized authority on mathematics reform and other higher education issues.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. 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.

Arts & Indulge | Now You See Me: Art & Indulge is a series of events designed to stimulate your inner creativity and cultivate your thoughts on themes of social justice. Our first session will uncover social stigmas associated with your identity to express who you truly are. The art form of the week will be acrylic painting on canvas. Jan. 24, 4-6 p.m., Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. Drinks and hors-d’oeuvre will be served. For accommodations related to disability, please contact Reagan Le at Reagan.Le@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9033.

Upcoming events

Citizenfour screening: A screening of the documentary Citizenfour will be held Jan. 25, followed by a conversation with Cooper Brinson, staff attorney of the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Bring your questions about your legal rights: what they are and what to do if they’re violated. Jan. 25, 6 p.m., Kelley 1001. Sponsored by OSU Libraries & Press and the School of Language, Writing, and Film.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Academic Technology webinar: Can Canvas Do That? The Content Page Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, Jan. 26, 10-10:30 a.m. to unlock your creative powers with Canvas Content Pages. 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! Triad: At the Jan. 26 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Jerri Bartholomew, Dept of Microbiology, will discuss “Art and Science of the Aquatic Microbiome” 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.

NEW! Enrollment Management presentation: The Enrollment Planning Taskforce invites your participation in Enrollment Management Presentation with EAB’s Matt Pellish, 1-2:30 p.m., Jan. 26 in Cordley 1109. Topics include the EM State of the Union, Competing on Value, and Timely degree completion. You may join us there or access the meeting from you own computer at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/143416989 . You can also dial in using your phone: 1 877 309 2070  Access Code: 143-416-989

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst college students? This workshop will teach participants to recognize the warning signs and how to help if someone they know is thinking about suicide. Suicide is preventable and depression is treatable – you can help save a life. Jan. 25, 12-1:30 p.m., MU Journey Room.

Free Webinar: Business Communication Essentials – Email Dos and Don’ts. Wed., Jan. 25 from noon – 1 p.m. Register now.

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.

Faculty/Staff FREE Nutrition Sessions:  The OSU dietetic interns are offering free nutrition counseling sessions to faculty and staff.  Appointments are available on Friday Jan. 27 at noon or 1 p.m.; and Friday Feb. 17 at 11 a.m., noon, or 1 p.m.  Can count towards your HEM requirement!  Email michelle.bump@oregonstate.edu to schedule your appointment.

Core Curriculum: 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-Jan. 31, and two ½-day-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.

Free Webinar: Technical Writing Career Foundations. Fri., Jan. 27 from noon – 1 p.m. Register now.

Berkeley Families and the Coming of War: Transformation of Community and Home Life—an OSU Center for the Humanities guest lecture by Rick Settersten, Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and Endowed Director of OSU’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. Settersten’s talk will draw on data from a longitudinal human development study begun in 1928 to discuss how, on the heels of the Great Depression, World War II affected Bay Area communities and home lives in ways that would leave families forever changed. Monday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Avenue.

Blended Learning: Hands-on Workshop: Explore tools and techniques to integrate online and classroom learning in your courses. Learn effective blended/hybrid teaching practices in this hands-on CTL workshop on Friday, Feb. 3, 1-2:30 p.m., in Milam 215. All faculty and GTA’s welcome. Please bring your laptop. Refreshments provided. Please register here in advance to save a seat.

2017 OSU Technology Unconference: Friday, Feb. 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis campus. The theme is, “How can we use technology to strengthen the learner experience?”. This event will be an exciting and unique opportunity for OSU colleagues across the university to engage on topics surrounding learner success, supporting the student experience, and technology related to advancing these areas of our work. Registration is required and open to members of the OSU community (current faculty, staff, and students). To learn more, visit the event website: is.oregonstate.edu/unconference.

Take Note 

NEW! Students – It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot: Healthy people can get very sick from the flu and flu season won’t be over until March or April. There are a lot of flu cases in our community now. If you have not yet had your flu vaccination, come to Student Health Services in the Plageman Building or at Tebeau Hall. No appointment is necessary. Information: 541-737-9355.

NEW! Summer Study Abroad Opportunity in Germany for Undergrads: There is a 6 week Summer Program being offered at the University of Tübingen in Baden-Württemberg, that will earn you 9 credits. In addition to excursions to Berlin and Stuttgart, OSU faculty Philipp Kneis, Allison Davis-White Eyes, and University of Tübingen faculty will teach courses in English about culture, politics, and business in the EU. Please come to the information session on Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. in University Plaza 280 for more information or follow this link: http://international.oregonstate.edu/office-global-opportunities/programs/germany/osu-germany-tubingen-international-european-studies-summer-program

NEW! O&E Vice Provost Awards of Excellence: The Awards of Excellence reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, planet and economy through outreach and engagement. If you – faculty, staff, or students –  have taken part in, or know of, an outreach and engagement project implemented in the past five years that is deserving of special recognition, please submit nominations by Feb. 20. You can self-nominate, nominate others, and/or encourage community partners to submit nominations. Visit http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/vice-provost-awards, or call 541-737-1380 for information.

Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to women faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development or conducting research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 10, with notification in Week 7.  Please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships for detailed guidelines and application links.

Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is Friday, Feb. 3, to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Winter 2017.  Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For additional information, please visit: hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

Ettihad Cultural Center’s annual humanitarian project: The ECC, in collaboration with the Muslim Student Association, is gathering donations of gently used clothing, nonperishable food items and financial donations to benefit refugee families. Drop off locations include all of the campus cultural centers and the ILLC. The drive ends Feb. 2.


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

Employee & Labor Relations Officer (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Office of Human Resources is seeking a Professional Faculty Officer 1 or Senior Professional Faculty Officer 2, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #P00995UF. Closes Jan. 24.

Education Program Assistant 1: Sea Grant invites applications for a part-time (0.50 FTE), limited duration Education Program Assistant based out of Washington County Extension office (Beaverton). Posting #00704CT. Closes Jan. 24.

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. Closes Jan. 24.

Education Program Assistant 1: Sea Grant invites applications for a part-time (0.50 FTE), limited duration Education Program Assistant based out of Washington County Extension office (Beaverton). Posting #00704CT. Closes Jan. 24.

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

Accountant 1– The University Administration Business Center (UABC) in Corvallis. Invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Accountant 1, Posting # P00727CT. Full consideration date Jan. 29. Closes Feb. 10.

Office Specialist 2 – TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position.  Posting # P00716CT. Closes Jan. 29.

PACE Student Employee – Professional and Continuing Education is looking for a part-time, maximum 20 hours per week, student employee to provide course enrollment and administrative office support to the PACE enrollment team. PACE is looking for an outgoing, detail oriented student with excellent communication skills. Posting #P01645SE. Closes Jan 29.

Human Resources Technician  The Arts and Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Human Resources Technician, Posting # P00993UF. Closes Jan. 29.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for Student Care and Conduct Coordinator. This position is designed to provide an additional layer of care and support to INTO OSU students. The Care and Conduct Coordinator works closely with the INTO OSU Academic Team, Conduct offices, the INTO OSU Student Services team, and other campus partners to support students in navigating campus processes and accessing resources. For more information or to apply please follow the link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=20083&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Deadline for application is Jan. 29.

UPDATE! Internal – Program Representative 1 – The Office of Business Affairs in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Program Representative 1, Post # P00723CT. Full consideration date Jan. 30. Closes Feb. 3.

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.  Closes Jan. 31.

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. 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.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for Chinese Language and Culture Advisor. This position is designed to enhance Chinese-speaking students’ academic success at INTO OSU through proactive outreach and advising. The Chinese Language and Culture Advisor supports students with issues of academic and cultural adjustment at OSU. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=20243&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Feb. 1. 

CORRECTED! 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 #P01669SE. Closes Feb. 3.

Instructor – Natural Resources / Environmental Sciences.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Instructor position in Natural Resources / Environmental Sciences.  Posting # P00989UF.  The full consideration date is Feb. 6. Closes Feb. 10.

The Department of Nuclear Engineering is seeking an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head. Posting# P00998UF. Closes Feb. 12.

Student Outreach Assistant – This recruitment will be used to fill 7 part-time (a maximum of 10 hours per week) Student Outreach Assistant positions for the Oregon State University Outreach and Engagement. The positions will be located at the Washington County Extension Office in Beaverton.  Posting # P01705SE.  Closes Feb. 17.

Cash and Investments Manager– The University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Cash and Investments Manager, Posting # P00999UF. Full Consideration date Feb. 10. Closes Feb. 17.

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.


Corvallis: “Society has always to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.” ~ George Orwell. Patchy fog, then mostly sunny high of 46, low of 32. Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny, high of 34, low of 17. Increasing clouds tomorrow.

Newport: Patchy fog and then mostly sunny, high of 49, low of 35. Chance of showers tomorrow.

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

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