This is why broccoli is so good at preventing cancer (HuffPost Tech)
We all know how important it is to get some greens on our plates at dinnertime, but the study from Oregon State University has shown that broccoli is in a league of its own in terms of protecting your long-term health. (see also Health Medicine Network)
OSU eyes 4 percent tuition hike (Democrat-Herald)
A committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees is recommending a 4 percent tuition increase for resident undergraduates and a 2 percent hike for nonresident undergrads. The board’s Finance and Administration Committee made the recommendation on Thursday to offset the impact of rising costs in the face of what’s expected to be little or no increase in state funding.
Reversal of Oregon’s GMO local pre-emption debated (Portland Tribune)
Steve Strauss, an Oregon State University professor who studies biotechnology, said lawmakers should ask themselves whether they want Oregon agriculture to be known for innovation or for exclusion.
It’s one of the conundrums of U.S. agriculture. Demand for organic products continues to surge — sales grew by 11 percent in 2015 — but production is flat. Researchers at Oregon State University and at Oregon Tilth, which certifies organic producers, tried to find out why.
Words and music: Arthur Greene to ponder and perform Ives classics (Democrat-Herald)
Gardiner earns Pac-12 scholar-athlete award (OSU Beavers)
Boldly Me Health Week of events, March 13-16. Join Student Health Services Wellness Agents in a week of events to promote healthy sexuality, consent, and gender and sexual orientation inclusivity. Events include movie showings, workshops, and multiple panels. All events are free and open to the public. For a full schedule, please click here.
Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, March 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. The Board will consider fiscal year 2018 tuition rates, mandatory fees, student incidental fees and the university’s capital plan. Committees of the Board will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, in the Horizon Room. Agendas, meeting materials, and information about providing comments to the Board will be posted as they are available at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. For accommodations: (541) 737-3449 or Marcia.email@example.com at least 72 hours in advance.
NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife defense seminar: Schyler Reis will defend “Long term Fuels Accumulation in the Sage Grouse Steppe” Friday March 17, 9 a.m., ALS 4001
NEW! Forest management talk: Paulo Murillo Sandoval , MS Candidate in Sustainable Forest Management, will present his findings on “Making Better Maps of Montane Forest Disturbance: Leveraging Multi-Sensor Time Series Datasets to Map Short- and Long-Term Forest Disturbances and Drivers of Change in the Colombian Andes”. March 16, 9:30 a.m., Richardson Hall 107. Murillo Sandoval is advised by Jamon Van Den Hoek and Thomas Hilker.
NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife defense seminar: Adam Peck-Richardson will defend “Double-crested and Brandt’s cormorants breeding at East Sand Island in the Columbia River estuary: Foraging ecology, colony connectivity, and over-winter dispersal,” Friday March 17, 11 a.m., Nash 032
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Charles Klein, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Portland State University, will give a lecture on “Real Talk: A Computer-delivered Sexual Health Promotion Intervention for Black Gay Men.” He will speak on March 17 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program’s “Tan Sack” Lecture
Department of Integrative Biology PhD Defense Seminar: Kojun Kanda will speak on “Phylogenetic Studies in Tenebrionidae and Related Families” on Friday, March 17, noon, ALS 4001.
OSUsed Store Lucky Drawing Sales: Come by the OSUsed Store’s public sales Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th, where we will be hosting a prize drawing for a laptop. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.
NEW! Women’s NCAA tournament: Please be aware the OSU Athletic Department is hosting the first and second round of the Women’s National Championship. While no-one not attending the game will be charged, parking will be congested around Gill Coliseum. The game begins at 2 p.m., and fans should begin arriving at about 1 p.m. Thank you for your understanding and Go Beavs!
NEW! Legal Name & Gender Marker Change Panel: Come listen to a panel of community members share their experiences with the legal name and gender marker change process. This panel will include Lorena Reynolds, Managing Attorney at the Reynolds Law Firm, PC in Corvallis, who has handled cases for trans and non-binary clients for almost 20 years. Friday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cascade Hall Student Lounge. Come for advice and community support! For accommodations related to ability, please contact the Pride Center at 541-737-9161 or email Pride.Center@oregonstate.edu.
Libby Roderick: Concert by internationally acclaimed singer / songwriter Libby Roderick. The surprising power and depth of Libby’s music and the humor and spontaneity of her performances have attracted large and enthusiastic audiences across the continent and fans all over the world. Libby will be joined by Corvallis’ own Cassandra Robertson. Friday, March 17, 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. Free and open to all.
Concord Sonata: Pianist Arthur Greene presents “The Concord Sonata: A Ghost Story.” In this multimedia event, Greene discusses and performs the monumental sonata by Yankee maverick composer Charles Ives, whose music was inspired by New England transcendentalist authors Emerson, Hawthorne, the Alcott sisters and Thoreau. March 19 at 4 p.m.,The LaSells Stewart Center. For more information, visit corvallispiano.org. Free for OSU faculty, staff and students with OSU ID.
Pet Day and Fun Run: The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting their annual Pet Day and 5K Fun Run May 6. Register before April 18 and get a free t-shirt (or purchase one at the race). For more information go to getmeregistered.com/OSUPetDay5K. Registration is $20. Check-in time is 7:30-9 a.m. Dogs (on leash) are welcome.
Lectures, Workshops, Webinars
NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife defense seminar: Yasamin Shakeri will defend “Extensive Resource Subsidies from Salmon Supported Bears to Granivores,” Monday March 20, 1 p.m., Nash 032.
NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife defense seminar: Miguel Barajas will defend “Development of a Structured Adaptive Approach to Klamath Basin Sucker Recovery Planning,” Tuesday March 21, 1-2 p.m., Nash 032.
NEW! Open Forum: Candidate for Director of International Student Success: Nova Fergueson, former student success coordinator in OSU’s College of Engineering, will present her thoughts on international student success initiatives and globalization of the OSU classroom on Monday, March 20 from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Halley Ford Center Room 115.
Public health course in Portland: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is offering the public and OSU alumni a new course titled Certified Northwest: A Course in Public Health. It will be taught by college faculty and will highlight public health issues important for all Oregonians, such as disaster preparedness, health care policy, nutrition, cross-cultural communication and more. The course will be held from 6-7:50 p.m. April 3 through June 12 in the Collaborative Life Science Building at 2730 SW Moody Ave. in Portland. Registration ($99 with discount for OSU alumni) will be available throughout the course, which is offered via PACE. Learn more and register on PACE’s site.
Coastal Resiliency in the Face of Environmental Change: Oregon Sea Grant and the UO School of Law are cohosting a symposium on April 7 in Eugene. The symposium seeks to bring together law and policy experts, scientists, and managers to discuss issues related to changing environmental conditions, such as ocean acidification and sea level rise, and their impact on coastal infrastructure and energy development. This symposium is free, lunch and refreshments provided. Register by April 3. http://coastresiliency.org/
Smart Cycling class, April 15 & 16: Build confidence for riding safely in traffic and performing basic bike maintenance. Two day course on campus and local streets. Fees range from $50 to $100 based on ability to pay. Several full scholarships are available for Oregon State students. Registration is through Jay Thatcher, League Cycling Instructor, email@example.com or (541) 758-9333.
PERS and the budget: OSURA, the OSU Retirement Association, presents a talk on “PERS and the 2017/18 Oregon Budget” by Tim Nesbitt, a former union leader, adviser to former Gov. John Kitzhaber, consultant on PERS issues to the Oregon Business Council, and columnist for The Oregonian/OregonLive. The talk will be on Thursday, March 23, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the OSU Foundation Boardroom. Talk is free and open to the public. For questions, please contact OSURA.
Spring Break soccer camp: Wondering what to do with your kids during Spring Break?? Send your 1st through 6th grade girls to the OSU Spring Break Camp! Camp will run March 27-30, Monday – Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon and will be held inside the Truax Indoor Center. Camp focus will be on technical development, fun soccer related games and challenges, and small sided scrimmages. Campers will receive a unique Spring Break Camp t-shirt. Price: $95.*Discount pricing for OSU Employees. Register online at:
NEW! Professional Faculty Leadership Award: Nominations are being accepted for the Karel J.H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award The award recognizes a professional faculty member who provides outstanding leadership and service both in their department and in programs or organizations across the Oregon State University community. The award honors ongoing, strategic, progressive leadership, and administrative support and service among Professional Faculty and other OSU employees. The award winner receives recognition during the OSU’s University Day program, an engraved clock and a $1,000 check. Nominations due April 14. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Regalia Reminder: The OSU Beaver Store is now taking Faculty Regalia orders. Place your order online at http://osubeaverstore.com/faculty/regalia/. The deadline for orders is April 15. Orders submitted after April 15 may see substitutions with gown size and/or hood colors. For further questions email email@example.com.
Thank you: A special Thank you to the following businesses that donated food or services to OSU Student Health Services during our Men B vaccination clinic on March 8 & 9. Due to the generosity of these businesses the vaccination clinic was very successful: American Dream Pizza (Monroe Street), Bi-Mart (9th Street), Chipotle, Demaggio Pizza, Market of Choice, Pappa’s Pizza, University Calzone, University Housing and Dining, University Parking and Transportation Services, Woodstocks Pizza.
Mid-month Emergency Preparedness Topic – Food in Emergencies. If an earthquake, winter storm, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days or even weeks. By taking time now to store emergency food supplies, you can provide for your entire family. . Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics.
OSU Employees attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Thursday, March 30, 2017 to submit the application for employees attending other former OUS Universities during Spring 2017. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction
OSU Foundation email address change: During the next few weeks, all OSU Foundation email addresses are changing from the university’s “@oregonstate.edu” extension to the Foundation’s own “@osufoundation.org” extension. The .org domain better reflects the Foundation’s nonprofit status and separate but closely aligned relationship with the university. While email will be forwarded for approximately one year, please take a moment to update your contacts. Questions can be directed to Vivek Narendra, Assistant Director of ITS, at 541-737-5192 or Vivek.Narendra@osufoundation.org.
Hazelnut study at the Linus Pauling Institute (Corvallis): Interested in eating hazelnuts? The LPI is investigating the role hazelnuts play in improving levels of vitamin E and magnesium. If you are 55 or older, don’t use tobacco, don’t currently take vitamin E, and are not allergic to any nuts, you may qualify to participate. Participants will eat hazelnuts daily for 16 weeks. Contact Alexander.Michels@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-8730 for more information. Principal Investigator: Maret Traber, Linus Pauling Institute, OSU.
Participants needed for Metabolic Research Study at Oregon State University: The purpose of this study is to determine the benefits of a single session of exercise on muscle metabolism, including the response to insulin. Participants must be age 18-45 years, not engage in regular exercise activity, not have diabetes or cardiovascular disease, and not be pregnant. This study is being conducted by Sean Newsom, Ph.D. and Matt Robinson, Ph.D. of the Translational Metabolism Research Laboratory. For more information, please contact us at TMR.Lab@oregonstate.edu
Traffic and Maintenance
Parking lot closures: Due to parking lot maintenance the following lots will be closed, Sports Complex West #3286, Benton Hall East #3241, Benton Hall South #3242, West Greenhouse Complex #3320, Vet Research Lab South #3342, Magruder Hall South #3363, and Oak Creek Building North #3364. The closures will be from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 27 – 31 (View Map). The lots will reopen when the work is finished and the area is safe to enter. Look for postings in the lot for specific dates.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs unless otherwise specified.
Resident Director. OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Resident Director position. The successful candidate will be a live-in professional responsible for residence halls housing at OSU-Cascades. Posting # P01112UF. Full consideration date is March 17. Closes March 24.
Instructor – Physics. OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Physics Instructor position. The successful candidate will have the important role of bringing innovative teaching practices to the new Physics program at OSU-Cascades. Posting # P01083UF. Full consideration date is March 17. Closes March 21.
Senior Graphic Designer– College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Graphic Designer position. Posting #P00778CT. Closes March 17.
EXTENDED – Fiscal Strategist – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time, Fiscal Strategist to conducts comprehensive business and financial analysis of the Division’s current and historical trends. This position is also responsible for conducting strategic business and fiscal forecasting and financial/operational planning that leads to insightful, accurate business decision-making. The Fiscal Strategist will identify savings and programmatic investment opportunities within the Division. Posting #P00780CT. Closes March 19.
Analyst Programmer – College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12- month, Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 position. Posting #P00795CT. Closes March 19.
Office Specialist 1 – TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 1 position. Posting # P00796CT. Closes March 19.
Research Associate (Post Doc) position with the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife at Oregon State University, full-time (1.0 FTE) 12 month, fixed term. Posting # P01107UF. Closes March 20.
Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (19 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for the 4-H Tech Wizards in Washington County. The position will be located in Beaverton. Posting# P00808CT. Closes March 21.
This is an Internal Employment Opportunity The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) is seeking a Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs. This is a part-time (0.50 FTE), 9-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Must have current appointment as tenured associate or full professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. To apply, please visit posting # P01116UF. Closes March 22.
The Vice President of Research Office is seeking an Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President for Research. Posting Number: P01074UF. Closes March 22.
The Institute for Natural Resources Director’s Office is seeking a Faculty Research Assistant. This is a part-time (0.49 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Closes March 22.
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Office of Admissions at Oregon State University (OSU). Closes March 23. Posting #P00802CT.
Facilities Services is seeking a Work Coordination Center & Preventative Maintenance Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting Number: P01123UF. Closes March 24.
Instructor – Anatomy & Physiology. OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Anatomy & Physiology Instructor position. The successful candidate will have the important role of bringing innovative teaching practices to the Science program at OSU-Cascades. Posting # P01102UF. The full consideration date is March 24. Closes March 27.
Faculty Research Assistant- School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences invites applications for a part-time (.25 FTE), 12-month limited duration Faculty Research Assistant. Posting #P01063UF. Closes March 24.
Student Success Counselor – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Student Success Counselor to develop and enhance relationships with students, staff, and faculty to support student enrollment, persistence, and success in Ecampus distance degree programs. This position will work with students throughout the student cycle (i.e. admission through graduation) by implementing systems and processes to address student success and retention in distance programs and courses. Posting #P01100UF. Closes March 26.
The Office of Information Services is seeking an Infrastructure Project 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 Number: P01106UF. Closes March 27.
Executive Assistant: Academic Affairs is seeking an Executive Assistant. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. This position provides executive-level administrative support and project management to an Associate Vice Provost (AVP) of Academic Affairs and the units and corresponding Directors that the AVP works with. Academic Affairs units served by this position include Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation (APAA), Office of Writing Intensive Program (WIC) and Office of Difference, Power and Discrimination Program (DPD). Posting # P01072UF. Closes March 27.
Education Program Assistant 1 – OSU Extension Service invites applications for a part-time (.95 FTE), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year), Education Program Assistant (EPA1) located in Irrigon, Oregon and serving Morrow and Umatilla Counties. Posting# P00826CT. Closes March 29.
NEW! Education Program Assistant 2 – Oregon State Unversity (OSU) Extension Service invites applications for a part-time (.70 FTE) Education Program Assistant 2 (EPA2) in Clackamas County. This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon. Posting# P00829CT. Closes March 31.
Coordinator of Climbing and Wilderness Skills The Department of Recreational Sports at Oregon State University welcomes initiative, organizational excellence, and passion for student development through Adventure. Inviting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month professional faculty position. Posting #P01081U. Closes March 31.
Assessment Analyst – The Office of Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assessment Analyst position. Posting #P01071UF. For full consideration please apply by March 31. Posting closes on June 30.
The Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) is seeking a Success Research and Data Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P01082UF. Closes April 1.
Cook 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, seasonal, intermittent Cook 1 position for the Oregon 4H Conference and Education center at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in rural Salem, Oregon. Posting# P00785CT. Closes April 1.
Instructor – Education. OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month position as Instructor in Education. This position is in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, with focus on the secondary level. Posting # P01117UF. The full consideration date is April 3. Closes April 5.
Analyst, Budget & Resource Planning – The Office of Budget and Fiscal Planning in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Analyst, Budget & Resource Planning, Post # P01111UF, Full Consideration date April 3. Closes April 7.
Seasonal Custodians: Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking Seasonal Custodians. These positions will be a part of the Operations unit providing custodial services that ensure a clean, healthy and presentable environment in all UHDS facilities. Custodians are committed to the overall success and satisfaction of UHDS students, customers, clients and guests and demonstrate this commitment through the work that they perform. This is a seasonal position anticipated to begin May 22, 2017 and end mid-September 2017. Posting #P00810CT. Closes April 16.
Student Outreach Assistant – The Career Development Center in Corvallis. Invites applications for 4 part-time (a maximum of 12 hours per week) hourly, 12-month Student Outreach Assistant, Post # P01870SE, Closes April 28.
Accountant 1 – University Administration Business Center (UABC) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Accountant1, Post # P00807CT. Full Consideration date April 20. Closes April 28.
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 (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.
Assessment Analyst: OSU’s Office of Academic Programs, Assessment & Accreditation (APAA) is seeking an Assessment Coordinator and Analyst. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The analyst will provide support in data collection and analytic support for campus wide assessment activities and projects with a primary emphasis on program and student learning assessment. Interested parties should apply to posting # P01071UF, closing date TBD.
The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Development in the College of Engineering. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful major gift fundraising with strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent the interest and fundraisings priorities of the college. https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ozoP4fwA&s=OSU_Today
The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an Administrative Assistant in Development. The ideal person will have the capacity to help keep support functions running efficiently and look for new and creative ways to increase productivity. https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o1MP4fwq&s=OSU_Today
Corvallis:“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” ~ Oscar Wilde. Chance of rain and patchy fog, high of 54, low of 47. Showers Saturday, sunny Sunday.
Central Oregon: Chance of rain, high of 56, low of 44. Chance of rain Saturday, sunny Sunday.
Newport: Rain and breezy today, high of 53, low of 46. Showers Saturday, mostly sunny Sunday.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/