OSU Today

Thursday, Jan. 26, 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.

A bug so strange it deserves its own order (Voice of America)

After extensive analysis, a team at Oregon State University has assigned the insect to the new biological order Aetheocarinodea, the 32nd classification of groups of insects recognized by science. (see also KCBY, Science Daily, KTVZ)

Climate change poses multi-faceted threat to Oregon, report says (Oregonian)

Those impacts could be particularly hard hitting for Native American tribes and the state’s economy, according to the 106-page document, published by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University.

Grammy insider Bob Santelli: Why the Grammy Awards matter (Lebanon Express)

But Santelli, a former rock critic himself and the director of popular music and performing arts in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University, notes how that perception has changed over the years.

Don’t call it wheat: An environmentally friendly grain takes route (Jefferson Public Radio)

That’s where Salish Blue comes in. It’s a perennial, wheat-like grain that’s adapted to wet weather, and it’s different from previous attempts because it’s genetically stable, says Oregon State University researcher Michael Flowers, who was not involved in the study.

Community rallies to care for sick cattle at Hermiston ranch (East Oregonian)

When it comes to cattle care, providing enough food and water is critical to the animals’ survival. Chris Schachtschneider, a professor of livestock and rangeland with Oregon State University Extension Service, said cows need to eat at least 2.5 percent of its body weight in dry feed every day.

OSU’s Art Ag Program exhibits works by the late Nelson Sandgren (Gazette-Times)

A selection of works by the late Nelson Sandgren, art professor emeritus at Oregon State University, will be exhibited in Gallery 440 of Strand Agricultural Hall on OSU campus through March 10.


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

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.

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

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.

Upcoming events

NEW! The Anarres Project for Alternative Futures, Allied Students for Another Politics!, and the Spring Creek Project present a film and discussion series of classic dystopian movies to help spur the radical imagination about the possibilities for transformation in daunting times. Our second film is the 1990’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic “The Handmaid’s Tale.” This film imagines a religious fundamentalist takeover of North America. It depicts how reproductive rights might be eroded and the kind of dignity and hope that can arise in the lives of women every day. Monday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. in Milam Hall 318.

NEW! Calling All First-Generation Students, Faculty and Staff! The Division of Undergraduate Studies is hosting winter term’s “FIRST!” even on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room. We invite everyone who would like to support or identifies as first-generation college students at OSU. Admission is free. Information about the new first-generation student mentorship program will be available. Contact Alexis.Terrell@oregonstate.edu for more information. RSVP encouraged but not required.

NEW! Sessions with President Ray: Two small group sessions with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional) are scheduled on Feb. 14 from 1 -2:30 p.m. and March 1 from 10:30 a.m. – noon. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. If you’d like an issue clarified, or wish to confirm a rumor, this is the place to do it! If you wish to attend, please register online at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6oojoiI5Mhz2uHj .

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! Monday Morning Meeting Seminar: Russel Perry: U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center. “Elvis has left the building: Quantifying the degree of geographic closure when estimating animal abundance with multiple pass removal sampling,” Jan. 30, 10 a.m., Nash Hall 032.

NEW! Complex Systems Faculty Candidate seminar:  Rosalyn Rael will present a seminar, “The evolutionary game of ecosystem assembly: diversity, dynamics and resilience in food webs.” Monday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m., Linus Pauling Science Center 402.

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Xiaoming Wang, curator at The Natural History Museum; Los Angeles County will present a seminar, “40 Million Years of Dog Family Evolution” on Monday, Jan. 30 at 3:30 p.m.. The seminar will be held in ALS 4001.

NEW! Science Pub: Concussions and head injuries have become common topics of conversation in televised sporting events and online chatrooms. On Monday, Jan. 30, the Corvallis Science Pub will host Dr. Douglas Aukerman to discuss what physicians now know about how the brain responds to concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injury. Aukerman’s presentation had been slated for Jan. 9 and was rescheduled because of a winter storm. The Science Pub is free and open to the public. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Second St. in Corvallis.

NEW! The Wild and The Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature. Environmental Ethics Lecture by Benjamin Hale. Hale argues that our unique burden as human beings is that we can act for reasons, good or bad. He claims that we should be environmentalists because environmentalism is right, because we humans have the capacity to be better than nature. Feb. 2, 1 p.m., Milam Hall 319A.

NEW! Fierce Conversations: Registration is open for an exciting learning opportunity for OSU managers, supervisors, and others in leadership positions entitled “Fierce Conversations,” designed to promote productive dialogue that resolves tough challenges, enriches relationships, and provokes learning.  The Center for Learning and Organization presents the program, and the cost to attend is $200. The program is 3 sessions long (Feb. 22 [all day, 8-5], and Feb. 27 and March 1 [1/2 day each, 8-12]). To download the flyer and to register, click http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eDP6zyL80V11M6p.

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

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.

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.

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.

Take Note 

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.

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.

NEW! Contracting & Event Services Manager The LaSells Stewart Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Contracting & Event Services Manager. Posting # P01024UF. Closes Jan. 31.

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. 

NEW! VP 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 Feb. 3.

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.

NEW! Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) is seeking an International Programs Contracts Officer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01020UF.  Closes Feb. 14.

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.

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. Closes March 7.

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: “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” ~ Douglas Adams. Patchy fog and then mostly sunny, high of 48, low of 32. Patchy freezing fog tomorrow and then sunny.

Central Oregon: Isolated snow showers and then mostly sunny, high of 37, low of 19. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Isolated showers, high of 50, low of 40. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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

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