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Friday, Feb. 3, 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.

 Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks about race to a packed crowd at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Coates, the author of the National Book Award winning book “Between the World and Me” and national correspondent for The Atlantic, told the 1,200 people packed into the OSU auditorium and dozens more watching video of the speech in overflow rooms that the past week had become “a great time to talk about lies.”

Sorry folks, beer isn’t a health food (Outside Online)

Also, these studies involved large doses of xanthohumol—upwards of 60 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. “That’s more than you could safely get from beer,” says Hunnes. According to a paper published in 2012 from researchers at Oregon State University, most large-scale lagers have just .034 milligrams of xanthohumol per liter. Northwest IPAs do better, with .24 milligrams per liter. Still, drinking enough beer to get 60 milligrams would send you straight to the ER.

Oregon is getting warmer, climate change report says (Register-Guard)

Think white-hot days choked with wildfire smoke trapped by summertime inversions, with no sprinkler to run through because of water restrictions, and not even a glass of Willamette Valley pinot noir to ease the suffering because the warming climate already is too darn hot for the delicate grape, according to scientific predictions in the 2017 report by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University.

Warming oceans bring widespread ecological changes (Homer Tribune)

The research is by Louise Copeman of Oregon State University and her partners at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Their findings are from a program underway at the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center laboratory in Newport, Oregon. Earlier work, which included the first successful spawn and hatch of captive Arctic cod, focused on growth rates of juvenile cod in different water temperatures.

College students serve as mentors to St. Helens highschoolers (South County Spotlight)

For the second year at St. Helens High School, students in all grades can converse in real time with college students at Oregon State University about academic and social topics. The program, called “Beaver Hangouts,” has been operating since 2012 and began as a community outreach initiative to introduce underserved students across Oregon to the idea of college in a more personal way.

Can storm-damaged pine be saved? Some expert advice (Oregonian)

Search for possible tree selections on OSU’s Landscape Plants website. The Extension publication and app Selecting, Planting and Caring for a New Tree also has some suggestions.


Beaver Classic Cheese Sales: Come purchase your favorite Beaver Classic Cheeses. Take home some of our new flavors…Porter Soaked, Hard Cider Soaked or Pinot Soaked Cheddars. Or our newest Award Winner…Smoked Cheddar – American Cheese Society 3rd Place 2016. Fridays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Withycombe 159. For more information robin.frojen@oregonstate.edu

Music a la Carte: This week’s Music  à la Carte concert features U of O violinist Wyatt True and pianist Gabriel Coelho, performing music from Brazil. The free concert takes place on Friday, Feb. 3 at noon in the 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.

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.

Upcoming events

NEW! Labyrinth: An open Labyrinth Walk will be offered to the OSU community Monday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in MU Room #13 (multipurpose room on the ground floor level of the east wing of the MU).  Claim some time to let go of the stress, find a focus, or experience a centering for your life and work.  Come and go as your schedule allows. Free.  Hosted by United Campus Ministry at Westminster House.

NEW!  Dystopian film: 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 third viewing is an episode from the hit UK series “Black Mirror” entitled “Nosedive” This episode imagines a world dominated by social media in which people are judged according to their ratings. This series asks us to consider the consequences of technology in our everyday life and the ways it may be warping our sense of self-worth, community, justice, and connection to one another. Monday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. Milam Hall 318.

Speaker,“BocaFloja”: Monday, Feb. 6, 7:15 p.m., Lonnie B Harris Black Cultural Center.

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

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Matthew Orr, Assistant Professor, OSU Cascades will present a seminar, “A Pacific Northwest Scavenger Mutualism Between Corvids and Raptors” on Monday, Feb. 6, 3:30 p.m. The seminar will be held in ALS 4001. It is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served prior.

NEW! Listen Up! Tools to Help You Start a Podcast: How do you get your message out in a lightning-fast digital world where goldfish have longer attention spans than the average person? Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend a panel discussion featuring communicators from the College of Business (Family Business 360) and the College of Engineering (Engineering Out Loud). Learn how to develop, produce and market a podcast to create interest and build loyalty. Friday, Feb. 10, noon to 1 p.m. in room 402 Linus Pauling Science Center.

Department of Statistics, Research Seminar: Hongyuan Cao, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri, will present a lecture onAnalysis of asynchronous longitudinal data with partially linear models.” Monday, Feb. 6,  4 p.m., Weniger Hall, Room 149.

UPDATE! Open Forum Presentation for ASOSU SafeRide Coordinator: The OSU campus is invited to attend finalists’ presentations focusing on SafeRide’s four core values of safety, professionalism, comfort and student centeredness and how they would incorporate these values in their approach to coordinating the office. They will also share what they could bring to SafeRide to improve upon the services already provided. Open Forums are Feb. 6 & Feb. 13, from 3-4 p.m., in MU 211 & Feb. 14 from 3-4 p.m., in MU 206 (Please note, there will no longer be a presentation on Feb. 7) . 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 ability please contact erika.woosley@oregonstate.edu , 541-737-4906.

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 Feb.  7 we will explore the cognitive science behind effective presentations and lectures. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by! Learn more here. Contact us here.

2017 OSU Technology Unconference:  Will take place Friday, Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis campus. 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. The theme is, “How can we use technology to strengthen the learner experience? Registration is required and open to members of the OSU community (current faculty, staff, and students). Registration will close at end of business day on Feb. 1.  To learn more, visit the event website: is.oregonstate.edu/unconference

Workshop – Merging Student Learning Outcomes to Canvas for a Robust Annual Assessment Report: Join Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation (APAA) for the 2017 Annual Assessment Report Workshop. In this two-hour workshop learn to love learning outcomes with Canvas rubrics and how to accurately use the APAA annual report template. In the second hour, Assoc. Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, Janine Trempy, will explain the University’s undergraduate assessment reporting process. Monday, Feb. 27, 3-5 p.m. Milam 215. Space is limited, please RSVP to Beverly.dirks@oregonstate.edu.

Food Drive

NEW! Food drive raffles: The Office of Extension and Experiment Station Communications is holding raffles Feb. 7, 14 and 21 for three gift baskets (one on each date). Basket A is movie night, Basket B is Valentine’s Day and Basket C is a basketball game day basket. The price will be $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5. See Noelle Mills or Pete Petryszak in 422 Kerr Administrative Building for raffle tickets.  Drawings will be held at 2 p.m the day of.

Hot Beverage Bar: Warm up during the entire month of February with a hot beverage bar in Gilmore Hall 116. Biological & Ecological will have coffee, hot chocolate and cider available from 8-5 during the entire food drive for a donation of $1 or a can of food per cup. For more information email jennifer.cohen@oregonstate.edu.

Take Note 

NEW! Order your NEW Officer Copier: OSU is replacing the current officer copiers with new Ricoh copiers.  If you have not placed your order for new copier(s), please do at your earliest convenience.  New copiers are available for testing at the XPress Stop at the MU (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).  Visit http://printmail.oregonstate.edu/copier-lease-program for copier information including pricing, past usage history, etc.  Contact – Devan Harris at devan.harris@oregonstate.edu or by phone at 7-0977 for additional information.

NEW! Older adult volunteers needed for a multivitamin and immune function research study (Corvallis):  If you are healthy, age 60-75, non-smoking, not consuming foods or supplements high in zinc, and do not have allergies, diabetes, kidney, thyroid or intestinal problems or bariatric surgery, you may qualify to participate.  The study will take 15 weeks, and volunteers will receive $50. Principal Investigator: Adrian “Fritz” Gombart.  Contact Sandra Uesugi, RN for more information: Sandra.uesugi@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3594

NEW! OSU hazelnut study (Corvallis): Volunteers needed! Role of Hazelnut Consumption in Improving Micronutrient Status in Older Adults. Principal Investigator: Dr. Maret Traber, Linus Pauling Institute, OSU. If you are healthy, age 55 or older, don’t use tobacco, don’t take vitamin E and are not allergic to nuts, you may qualify to participate. Participants will eat hazelnuts daily for 16 weeks.  Contact Alexander Michels for more information: Alexander.Michels@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8730.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Shelter In Place  All around us are hazards that could become emergency situations. There are instances when evacuation may not be the best solution. In these situations, seeking shelter indoors provides the best protection from the threat. Once indoors, the actions you perform are based upon what protection is needed.  Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics.

Award-winning book from Oregon State University Press: Ricky’s Atlas: Mapping a Land on Fire by Judith Li, with illustrations by M. L. Herring, is the winner of the 2017 SB&F Prize for the Best Hands-On Science Book, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and by Subaru. Winning authors and illustrators will be honored at the AAAS Annual Meeting on February 16-20, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Judith Li is a retired associate professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. M. L. Herring is Associate Professor and Director of Communications, College of Agricultural Sciences.

College of Public Health and Human Sciences Global Opportunities: Study in Bangalore (India), Dominican Republic or London this summer. Our faculty-led programs will give students the opportunity to explore public health in a global context. Information session on the CPHHS London Classroom Summer Abroad program is from 6:45-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Waldo Room 400. Register at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0iF5Rl3spmGrXSZ. For information about any of the three programs, contact JoAnne Bunnage at 757-3258 or joanne.bunnage@oregonstate.edu.

Students helping longtime advisor: Dodi Reesman has advised almost 1,000 students in her 43 years at OSU and now she needs our help. As of December 2016, Dodi’s house that she rented for 9 years was sold, and now she faces eviction. We, her students, are raising the funds for a down payment. If you would like to donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/i-have-to-move. The Barometer covered the story in the Jan. 30 issue: http://www.orangemedianetwork.com/daily_barometer/students-helping-longtime-adviser/article_a07568ec-e689-11e6-8046-7be8ccc80b9b.html

Health and 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 this video for Beavers Bike Safe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQcsddROK7k


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

Assistant Director for University Events. OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Assistant Director for University Events.  Posting # P01000UF.  Closes Feb. 3.

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. Closes Feb. 3.

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.

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.

The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) at Oregon State University (OSU) is hiring an Accountant 1 position. The Accountant 1 participates in the analysis, planning, interpreting, and review of the fiscal operations for AABC with emphasis on University Conference Services and LaSells Stewart Center. The Accountant 1 performs duties such as accounting, auditing, analysis, budgeting, and travel/employee reimbursements.  Posting # P00739CT. Full consideration, Feb. 6. Closes Feb. 24.

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.

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.

Cashier 2 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Cashier 2 position.  Posting # P00744CT. Closes Feb 10.

Director of Strategic Partnerships – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Director of Strategic Partnerships position located in Portland, OR. Posting P01030UF. Full consideration date is Feb. 10. Closes Feb. 16.

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. Closes Feb. 10.

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.

Instructional Designer – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Instructional Designers to provide knowledge and creativity in enhancing the development and design of hybrid and online courses, full-service support and facilitate trainings for faculty related to hybrid and online course design and facilitation. Posting # P01005UF. Closes Feb. 12.

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.

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.

The Institute of Natural Resources is seeking 9 full-time Temporary Bio Sci Research Tech 1. This position will be located in Eastern Oregon.  Posting # P00756CT.  Full-Consideration Date of Feb. 15.  Closes March 2.

Certified Veterinary Technician:  The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool for two full-time Oncology Technicians on Feb. 16.  Interested parties should apply to posting #P00671CT no later than midnight on Feb. 15 for full consideration.  Additional applications will be considered until the positions are filled.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

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.

The Office of the Registrar is seeking a Compliance Officer-Athletics and Eligibility, Assistant Registrar. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01033UF. Closes Feb. 20.

Building and Space Coordinator – Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Building and Space Coordinator. This is a professional faculty position. Posting #P01013UF. Closes Feb. 22.

NEW! Director of International Student Success – The Division of International Programs invites applications for a Director of International Student Success. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position. Under the direction of the Vice Provost for International Programs, this new position plays a vital role in the internationalization of the OSU campus, alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan, and supports the President’s Student Success Initiative. Posting # P01039UF. Closes Feb. 24.

Student Project Assistant – The Corvallis Community Relations (CCR) in Corvallis. Invites applications for 1 part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) hourly, 12-month Student Project Assistant, Post # P01756SE. Closes Feb. 27.

The Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) seeks an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative and project support to the Executive Director’s office. This is a 1.0 FTE 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of MSI Executive Director. This new, entry level position will ensure the smooth functioning of MSI’s Corvallis campus office by providing logistical and communications support for MSI and related program activities. Posting # P01027UF. Closes Feb. 28.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) is seeking a Equity Associate. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director. Posting # P01043UF. Closes March 1.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Student Success Data Analyst position for the Division of Undergraduate Studies at Oregon State University. Posting # P00743CT. Closes March 10.

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 has an exciting opportunity for a Digital Communications Specialist to help implement communications and marketing strategy. This is an entry-level professional position with a beginning annual salary range of $40,000 – $42,000. This is a great opportunity for a student who will be graduating soon or a recent graduate with work experience and degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, interactive medical or a related field.

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


Corvallis: “One cannot, at once, claim to be superhuman and then plead mortal error. I propose to take our countrymen’s claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard.” ~ Ta-Nehisi Coates. Rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain, turning to rain after 10 a.m. High of 45. Rain throughout the weekend.

Central Oregon: Snow before 10 a.m., then rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain. Rain Saturday and rain and snow Sunday.

Newport: Rain throughout the weekend. High today of 50, low of 45.

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

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