OSU Today

Thursday, March 23, 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.

Researchers: Columbia spring chinook forecast might be too high (Columbian)

According to researchers from Oregon State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ocean conditions were historically bad in the spring of 2015, when migrating yearling fish that will comprise the bulk of this spring’s adult chinook salmon run first went out to sea.

Controlling weeds starts with seeds (Columbian)

“Gardeners should care because that’s where all their seeds are coming from,” said Ed Peachey, a weed science specialist with Oregon State University Extension. “If you don’t prevent weeds from producing seeds, then you’ll wind up with large seed banks, and always fighting with the weeds that emerge from those seed banks.”

Learning to own a forest (Jefferson Public Radio)

Just because people want to live in the country does not mean you know anything about caring for the land. Which is why the Oregon State University Extension Service offers programs in land stewardship.  Those include an annual offering called Tree School Rogue, coming to Rogue Community College in April.

Daimler Trucks North American names new CEO (Oregonian)

Daimler Trucks North America named a new chief executive Wednesday, promoting Roger Nielsen to run the Portland business. He takes over for Martin Daum, who had been CEO for the past seven years. Nielsen, 56, had been chief operating officer of the company’s manufacturing network. He is a graduate of Oregon State University.

Today

NEW! EHS Colloquium: Amber Kramer, PhD student, will speak on, “PAHs ozonolysis in Secondary Organic Aerosols (SOAs)” and Alix Robel, graduate research assistant, will speak on “Scratching the Surface of PFASs: Closing the mass balance using four techniques on Papers & Textiles,” Thursday, March 23, from noon to 12:30 p.m. in LPSC 402.

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.

NEW! Open Forum: Candidate for Director of International Student Success, Division of International Programs: LeeAnn Baker, the current Director for Student Success and Engagement in OSU’s Honors College, will present her thoughts on international student success initiatives and globalization of the OSU classroom on Thursday, March 23 from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Hallie Ford Center Room 115.

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! Kathy Greaves celebration: Please join the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences on Thursday, March 23, 4 -6 p.m., at Hallie Ford Center lobby and Tammy Bray Leadership Conference Room to celebrate the remarkable OSU career of Kathy Greaves as she departs Oregon after more than 25 years. All are invited to share memories, stories and best wishes for Kathy and Scott as they set forth on new adventures. Champagne toast at 5 p.m.

Upcoming events

NEW! Family Business Day 2017 – Join us Friday, April 14 for Family Business Day in Austin Halll, noon – 3 p.m. Whether or not you are from a family business, understanding privately-held enterprises helps you become more competitive as a business owner, executive, or as a financial adviser. Register here or visit http://business.oregonstate.edu/familybusinessonline/family-business-day

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! Tuesday Teaching Talks: Spring into a fresh start of this series! Whether you have already participated in some, none, or all the talks you are welcome to join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in these teaching workshops. Certificates are provided to those who complete at least eight sessions. The series begins March 28 with a focus on Preparing to Teach. Consider what syllabi and teaching philosophies communicate to students about the teacher, course, and content. If available, please bring a copy of your syllabus and teaching philosophy with you. 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.

College of Education Research Symposium, Panel on Engaged Scholarship:  SueAnn Bottoms, Kathryn Ciechanowski, Mike Giamellaro, and Karen Thompson will share their experiences as social science researchers.  Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged. The event will be held Friday, March 24,  noon – 1 p.m. in Furman Hall 303.

Take Note 

NEW! U-Engage Course Proposal Submissions: Course proposals now being accepted from academic and professional faculty to serve as instructors in one of 35 anticipated fall U-Engage courses. More information about U-Engage, including the link to the online application, shared learning outcomes, responsibilities of instructors, and support provided are available at: http://undergraduate.oregonstate.edu/asst/u-engage-course-applications. For more information, contact Spirit Brooks, spirit.brooks@oregonstate.edu. The deadline for submission extended to Monday, March 27, 8 p.m.

Registration for STEM Academy’s Elementary School AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) Club for 3rd-5th graders is OPEN: Club meets on Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45pm, at Garfield Elementary School, from April 18–May 16. Topics: Chemistry, Computer Science, Microbiology, Simple and Powered Machines, and “Brain Gym”. Undergraduate women studying science and engineering at OSU will lead and be mentors for the clubs. Cost is $75. Scholarships available. To register, please visit: https://apps.ideal-logic.com/stemacademy. For information, please visit: http://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club-girls. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu.

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.  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.  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.

Traffic and Maintenance

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.

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).Posting #P00802CT. Closes March 23. 

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 # 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. 

NEW! This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) Temp Executive Support Spec 1 position for the Office of the President at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #P00839CT. Closes March 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 March 20. Closes March 28.

The College of Education is seeking a Licensure and Placement Specialist. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01149UF. Closes March 29.

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! Office Specialist 2.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Office Specialist 2 position, as a Customer Service/Admissions Specialist.  Posting # P00834CT.  Full consideration March 30. Closes April 6.

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.

Insurance Specialist- Office Specialist 2.  Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Insurance Specialist.  Posting P00837CT.  Closes April 3.

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, Posting # P01111UF, Full Consideration date April 3. Closes April 7.

NEW! Outreach Program Coordinator – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University is seeking an Outreach Program Coordinator. This is a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. The position will be located in John Day, Oregon. Reappointment will be at the discretion of the Regional Administrator for Eastern Oregon and the Extension Service Assistant Director, OSU Open Campus and Innovation.  Posting# P01155UF.  Closes April 9.

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.

NEW! Instructor – Counselor Education.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Counselor Education Instructor.  The successful candidate will be a counselor educator to teach in our graduate program in Counselor Education.  Posting # P01129UF.  Full consideration April 14. Closes April 17.  

NEW! Associate Dean.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Associate Dean.  This is an Administrator 1 level, tenured administrator.  The Associate Dean will assist the OSU-Cascades Dean of Academic Affairs in leading the campus through a period of rapid enrollment growth, significant campus transition, and the expansion of academic programs.  Posting # P01139UF. Full consideration April 14. Closes April 18.

NEW! Instructor – Hospitality Management.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Hospitality Management Instructor position.  The successful candidate will have the important role of bringing hospitality experience and teaching practices to the new Hospitality Management program at OSU-Cascades.  Posting # P01141UF. Full consideration April 15. Closes April 17.  

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! The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Oregon State University invites applications and nominations for the Director of the School of Language, Culture, and Society (SLCS). The Director leads a unique school of learners, teachers, and scholars in the continuing development of its shared vision. The Director supervises the School’s academic programs (Anthropology; College Student Services Administration; Ethnic Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and World Languages and Cultures) and serves as chief administrative officer and advocate for the school as a whole. This is a full-time (1.0), 12-month tenured administrator position. Posting # P01152UF. For full consideration, please apply by April 17. Closes June 16.

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, Posting  # P01870SE, 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: “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” ~ Leonard Bernstein. Patchy fog and then a chance of rain, high of 57, low of 46. Rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Increasing clouds today, high of 52, low of 38. Rain likely tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of rain early followed by rain, high of 52, low of 46. Rain tomorrow.

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

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