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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 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.

Minimum wage hikes threaten small, medium orchards (Capital Press)

An Oregon State University economics professor says big increases in Washington’s and Oregon’s minimum wages over the next several years threaten small and medium-size cherry growers and will impact apple and pear growers.

Tigger starts water therapy as leg improves (Statesman Journal)

But he’ll put weight on his recovering right leg for just about any amount of animal edible. So that’s what his rehabilitation specialist, certified veterinary technician Dave Meyer, was using Friday at Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to help Tigger develop new muscle memory on his front limb.

What’s whisky and how do you enjoy its hundreds of flavor compounds (Chemical & Engineering News)

Of course, there’s plenty of chemistry that can go wrong when making a brew as complex as whisky, says Paul Hughes, a chemist and expert on distilled spirits at Oregon State University. Acetaldehyde, for example, is produced during the fermentation stage of whisky making. Too much of it will give the spirit a sour-apple flavor, Hughes says.

Building a better mid-valley economy (Democrat-Herald)

Linn-Benton Community College has programs intended to boost entrepreneurs and those brave souls who want to start a business, not to mention programs to train workers for tomorrow’s high-paying jobs. Oregon State University has programs designed to spin off technologies created at the university into viable businesses.

Oregon State to divest in fossil fuels (KLCC)

Oregon State University has voted to divest itself from its fossil fuel stocks. It remains to be seen if Oregon’s other public universities will follow suit.

Chickens can be helpful and challenging (Statesman Journal)

“These ‘free-ranging’ chickens will eat large amounts of insects, grasses and seeds,” said James Hermes, an extension poultry specialist with Oregon State University. “They will also eat ornamental and vegetable plant gardens in their search for insects.”


Workshops offered on Literature Reviews: 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

NEW! Self Care series: On Wednesday, Jan. 25 from noon-2 p.m. at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, join the Pride Center’s second workshop in the Self Care series! Winter term can be one of the most challenging for students, with changes in weather stimulating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and other mental health states. This workshop will address the ways social injustices affect mental health within Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and will be followed by activities and conversation centered on self-care and mindfulness.

NEW! Job Fair for Student On-Campus Jobs: current OSU students looking for meaningful employment opportunities on campus are invited to learn about positions that are hiring or that will be hiring for next year. Talk to supervisors and current student employees to learn about how you can develop leadership and team-building skills through on-campus employment. Wednesday, Jan. 25 from noon-3 p.m., in the Student Experience Center 112 Involvement Lounge. More information available at: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/main/get-involved-days

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, noon-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.

NEW! EECB Seminar Series – John Organ, USGS: “Conservation Science in an uncertain policy world.” Wed. Jan. 25, 4 p.m., LINC 302.

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.

Upcoming events

NEW! Oral History traditions: OSU’s Special Collections and Archives Research is hosting an event Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. in the SCARC Reading Room on the 5th floor of the Valley Library. Chris Peterson, Natalia Fernández, and Tiah Edmunson-Morton will present “Catching Stories: The Oral History Tradition at Oregon State University,” a talk and exhibit tour that traces the oral history tradition at OSU from its beginnings, through the Horner Museum era, and up to today.This talk will focus on newer projects such as the OSU Sesquicentennial Oral History Project, Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives, and Oregon Multicultural Archives, and the History of Science Oral History Collection. We will also share a new initiative to provide access to our oral histories using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer. A tour will follow.

NEW! Student Diversity Budgeting Board (SDBB) open hearing:  An open hearing of the Student Diversity Budgeting Board will be held at 7 p.m., Jan. 26 in Centro Cutural Cesar Chavez. The student board provides leadership and consultation to the Ettihad Cultural Center, Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, the Asian Pacific Cultural Center, the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, the Pride Center, SOL LGBT Multicultural Support Network, the Women’s Center and other student supported diversity  and inclusion initiatives supported within the unit  of Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE).  For information: Wen.Wu@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Music a la Carte: Sunghee Kim, solo piano recital. Friday, Jan. 27, noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

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.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! A GRAMMY Preview with Bob Santelli:  Former GRAMMY Museum executive director Bob Santelli will take a backstage look at the GRAMMY Awards, the most watched music television program in the world. Santelli, now director of popular music and performing arts at Oregon State, will show rare performance clips, detail the process by which artists get nominated for GRAMMY Awards and share stories of great GRAMMY moments in advance of the Feb. 12 awards show. Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium.

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

NEW! OSU Disability Network. Join a group of OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, in general, and the development of a DS curriculum at OSU, in particular.  Sam Logan, will present, “The Fast and the Curious: Creating pediatric assistive technology that behaves like a kid.” Friday, Jan. 27, noon-1 p.m. Milam Hall 301.

NEW! 75th ANNUAL OREGON ACADEMY OF SCIENCE CONFERENCE: Feb. 25, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and faculty are encouraged to submit abstracts (Deadline Jan. 31) to share their work and meet scientists across the state in OSU’s technology-rich Learning Innovation Center.  The College of Science is a key organizer of this rich day of science for all.

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

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.

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

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.

Take Note 

NEW! Looking for heroes: Do you know someone at OSU who deserves hero status? The individual who makes the extra effort, who steps in to assist without being asked or puts forth the effort in a moment to make your day?  Here is your opportunity to recognize and celebrate their greatness. The Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) is seeking nominations for the Our Hero Award.  PFLA membership is not required by either you (the Nominator) or your Hero (the Nominee).   Let us help you celebrate the everyday Hero in your OSU world. Nominating your hero is easy, so visit the PFLA Our Hero webpage today.

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.

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

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.

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 20-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.

NEW! Director, MCAREC – This is an internal Employment Opportunity.  The Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) is seeking a Director. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. This appointment develops, implements, oversees and assesses operations of MCAREC in support of the CAS and OSU and has responsibility and authority for all station programs and major decisions.  Posting #P01001UF. Closes Feb. 8.

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: “Another problem with people who fail to examine themselves is that they often prove all too easily influenced.” ~ Martha Nussbaum. Chance of rain and patchy fog, high of 48, low of 32. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the evening, high of 33, low of 17. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Drizzle, high of 49, low of 41. 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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