OSU Today

Tuesday, March 21, 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.

The sleep and exercise connection that can change your life and your workouts (Shape)

“The functions of sleep are to conserve energy and to repair tissues in the body,” says Bradley Cardinal, Ph.D., a codirector of the Sport and Exercise Psychology Laboratory at Oregon State University. The more time you spend in the gym, then, the more shut-eye your body needs, says Cardinal. The results can be dramatic.

Is 90 the new 80? Most 90-somethings feel healthy (Live Science)

“These data provide a snapshot of Americans’ health at age 90, which will help our health care system prepare for the needs of long-lived adults,” said the study’s lead author, Michelle Odden, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Oregon State University.

Delivery robots and robo-farms: Here’s what’s headlining Amazon’s MARS meet-up (Geek Wire)

Oregon-based Agility Robotics is showing off Cassie, a robot with ostrich-like legs that could someday be walking down the street, making deliveries. “This technology will simply explode at some point, when we create vehicles so automated and robots so efficient that deliveries and shipments are almost free,” Oregon State University’s Jonathan Hurst said last month.

Top 10 matchup at Goss Stadium (OSU Beavers)

The Oregon State baseball team, now ranked No. 1 by both D1Baseball.com and Collegiate Baseball, welcomes Arizona to Goss Stadium at Coleman Field starting Friday for a series between top 10 teams.

OSU names Mix, Selker as distinguished professors (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University has named Alan Mix and John Selker as its 2017 Distinguished Professor recipients, the highest academic honor the university can bestow on a faculty member. (see also Environment Guru)

Bill would authorize GMO trespass lawsuits against patent holders (Portland Tribune)

The bill’s language also encompasses new methods, such as gene editing, that are used by university breeders who often hold their own patents, said Steve Strauss, a professor who studies biotechnology at Oregon State University. “Wheat breeders and others would love to use this gene editing technology,” he said.

Remaking Second Street (Gazette-Times)

It all started with a student project to look at the issue of Americans with Disabilities Act parking issues outside the Majestic Theatre. But it grew from there as an ambitious corps of Oregon State University engineering students fanned out in downtown Corvallis and decided to all but remake Second Street.

Think to Much: When frogs roar, Spring is near (Gazette-Times)

For me, it is among the most welcome of sounds as the mid-valley’s winter begins its turn to spring: tiny frogs making big noises in the area’s wetlands. The creatures who make that racket are Pacific chorus frogs. Clocking in at less than 2 inches long, they are the smallest of Oregon’s frogs, and so you have to admire them simply for their chutzpah at generating such a symphony. So when I read a news release last week about a study by an Oregon State University doctoral student saying that the frogs increasingly are having trouble competing with traffic noise, I had to follow up.

New study sets the stage for fungi to make fuels instead of toxins (Phys Org)

To address this question, researchers from the University of Minnesota; USDA ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory; EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and Oregon State University combined microscopy with proteomics to investigate how called sesquiterpenes are formed in the plant-infecting fungus Fusarium graminearum.

OSU seminar offers gardening tips (Bend Bulletin)

You know that the gardening season is just around the corner when you see promotions for the Central Oregon Chapter of Oregon State University Master Gardeners annual Spring Gardening Seminar.

Whales, Spring Break fun collide in a big way (Beach Connection)

The Hatfield Marine Science Center will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and five government agency partners.

Oregon Ag in the Classroom kicks off 10th annual literacy project (Capital Press)

The AITC Literacy Project goal is to improve both the reading and agricultural literacy of Oregon students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Among the sponsors are the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, Oregon Dairy Farmers Association, NORPAC, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences.

Today

End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store will have its End of Term sale starting Monday, March 20.  Big discounts on Beaver Gear, while supplies last.  Sale goes through Wednesday, March 22.

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.      

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

Upcoming events

NEW! SEIU in the SEC: SEIU Local 503 will be in the SEC Plaza Thursday, March 23, from noon-1 p.m. with information on your local union, how to join, and places where students and staff alike can find support during these trying times! Learn how you can make a difference here at OSU. Let your voice be heard and tell us about your experiences on campus.

Cochran Retirement:  Greenhouse Operations is hosting a retirement gathering for Judy Cochran, who is retiring with 43.5 years of service, 30 years of it with the greenhouses.  A reception/gathering will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from noon to 2 p.m., at the OSU Greenhouse Operations Office, 2801 SW Campus way.  (Building 074)  Building is located between Cordley Hall and Withycomb Hall.

Thank a Teacher Week:  Calling all students! Join the Center for Teaching and Learning as we recognize and celebrate the educational figures who shape our lives. Timed to coincide with national Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12), we will express our appreciation and collectively celebrate the teaching excellence that exemplifies Oregon State University. We invite you to help us organize and market this week-long series of events! Join us April 10 in Milam 215 at 12:30 to start planning! Snacks will be provided. Please register here.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Eelgrass talk: Jennifer Motley M.S., Marine Resource Management will speak on “Local and regional patterns in eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) communities along an upwelling-productivity gradient in Oregon estuaries, USA”. Wednesday, March 22, 1 p.m. in Burt 193. Advisors: Fiona Tomas Nash and Sally D. Hacker.

NEW! CORE 30-Minute WebEx, Introduction to CORE: Plan to join the Wednesday WebEx on March 22, at 2 p.m. to learn more about CORE. Diana Lindsley will introduce participants to the Cooperative Open Reporting Environment System. She will be sharing information about where to locate the CORE link, logging into the system, where to find information, etc. You participate from your workstation so there is no need to pre-register. Click on or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/j.php?MTID=mfcfaac9ba569864fb4a49a0a2c14d4e7. As directed, enter the following meeting number: 923 272 920. Questions? Contact Diana Lindsley for assistance.

NEW! 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.

NEW! Gilfillan lecture: Robert Mason, integrative biology professor and a nationally recognized scientist will deliver the 2017 F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture on April 3, at 7 p.m.  Mason’s public lecture “The Garden of Eden revisited: What can we learn from snakes, sex and scents,” will acquaint audiences with Mason’s extraordinary research discoveries during his 35-year career. RSVP and other details: http://impact.oregonstate.edu/2017/03/gilfillan-lecture-garden-eden-revisited/

Open Forum: Candidate for Director of International Student Success: Courtney Pahl, currently the Academic Support Manager for INTO OSU, will present her thoughts on international student success initiatives and globalization of the OSU classroom on Wednesday, March 22 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.

Spring into the Celebration of Teaching: The Center for Teaching and Learning spring symposium, Celebrating Teaching Excellence, is traditionally dedicated to the showcasing of OSU’s innovative and creative teaching. This is a fun event that fosters reflection, enhances the exchange of ideas, and inspires our collective commitment to our students and the art of teaching. Progressive family-style lunch and rotating conversations are hallmarks of this celebration. On Wednesday, April 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., if you (and colleagues and/or students) would like to showcase your work at a round table, please fill out the short application proposal.  All applications will be reviewed and 12 will be selected.  Application deadline is Wednesday, March 22.

Take Note 

NEW! STEM Academy is hosting a broad range of STEM Summer Day Camps from mid-June through mid-August for students who will be entering 3rd – 12th grades in the Fall of 2017. Topics include: Computing, Biochemistry, Engineering, Computational Biology, Lego Robotics, Materials Science of Ceramics, Forestry, 3D Printing, Wildlife Science, Bioinformatics, Video Game Design, Bioenergy, and Minecraft. For more information, or to register online, please visit http://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Scholarships available  for many of our camps.

Course Fees Updated:  Oregon State University will take written comments on its proposed updates to OSU Standard 576-010 University Fees through the end of business on Friday, April 7, 2017.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the Summer/Fall 2017 course fees for certain field trips and courses before they become effective on April 16, 2017.  The proposed fees can be reviewed at the Valley Library circulation desk.  Comments should be directed to Susan Barba at susan.barba@oregonstate.edu.

Last Call for Spring Symposium Proposals! If you are hoping to showcase your innovative and creative teaching at the Center for Teaching and Learning’s spring symposium now is the time to submit your proposal. Celebrating Teaching Excellence, is a fun event that fosters reflection, enhances the exchange of ideas, and inspires our collective commitment to our students and the art of teaching. Progressive family-style lunch and rotating conversations are hallmarks of this celebration. On Wednesday, April 26 from 11-2, if you (and colleagues and/or students) would like to showcase your work at a round table, please fill out the short application proposal by March 24.  Don’t be shy…apply!

OSU Today: OSU Today will only be published once next week, on Monday, March 27, due to Spring Break. Please submit your items for next week by noon Friday, March 24.

Homecoming Court sought: The OSU Alumni Association is searching for student leaders to represent Oregon State University by sponsoring the 2017 Homecoming Court, which seeks to honor students who embody the spirit of a true Oregon Stater. Individuals will be selected by a panel of staff, faculty, and alumni based on their leadership qualities, spirit, integrity, and achievement through their contributions and involvement at Oregon State University. Homecoming Court members will also receive a one-time, $1,000 scholarship. More information and the application can be found at www.osualum.com/homecoming. Applications are due April 28. Please encourage students to apply. If you are a faculty or staff member interested in helping review applications or interview candidates. Please email Matt Fenstermaker (matt.fenstermaker@oregonstate.edu) for more information.

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, mahanam@oregonstate.edu

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 faculty.regalia@osubeaverstore.com.

Traffic and Maintenance

Kerr Admin: The hydronic system will be shut down in Kerr Administration Building March 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. while a valve is replaced. This will affect the heat building wide.

Wiegand Hall: The steam will be shut down in Wiegand Hall March 28, 7 – 11 a.m. to make necessary repairs to the steam system.  This will affect heat, autoclaves & hot water building wide.

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.

Jobs

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

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.

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.  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.

Temporary Seed Certification Aide 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, .65 FTE (approximately 25 hours per week) Temporary Seed Certification Aide 1 position for the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Linn County. This position is a temporary appointment expected to last 6 months. The position will be located in Tangent, Oregon.  Posting# P00832CT.  Closes March 23.

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.

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.  Closes March 24.

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.

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.

NEW! The Graduate School is seeking a Student Success Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting # P01148UF. Closes April 14, full-consideration date of April 12.

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.

NEW! Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking a Procurement Contract 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 # P01145UF. Closes April 17.

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

Weather

Corvallis: There’s a Spring in our step this week, even though it’s still too damp for outdoor dancing yet. Showers today, high of 60, low of 47. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Showers likely, high of 51, low of 37. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Showers likely, high of 57, low of 46. Showers likely tomorrow.

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

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