OSU Today

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009

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.

NOAA selects Newport, Ore., for research ship base (KGW)
The central Oregon coastal town of Newport will be the new base for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s research ships on the West Coast, the federal agency announced Tuesday. Newport, long famed as a vacation and fishing spot on the central Oregon coast, has developed in recent years as a research center, with Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and the nearby Oregon Coast Aquarium on the south side of Yaquina Bay. (See also Seattle Times, Gazette-Times and Bellingham Herald)

Save the earth, have fewer kids (MyFOX, New York)
A study by statisticians at Oregon State University found the carbon legacy and greenhouse gas impact of an extra child is almost 20 times more important than some of the other environmentally sensitive practices people might employ their entire lives, like driving a hybrid, recycling, or using CFL light bulbs. (See also KSL.com)

Juvenile Department interns counsel youth from experience (Gazette-Times)
Cindy Hernandez and Desaree Reynolds-Cervantez both are students at Oregon State University. Both are majoring in human development and family sciences. Both want to work with young people to prevent them from making decisions that will bring serious consequences for their futures. They want to help their young clients successfully complete probation programs. Both know what they are talking about.

Ex-governors urge White House to address Columbia salmon runs (Oregonian)
In May, top administration officials, including Jane Lubchenco, the former Oregon State University scientist and current head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, visited the Northwest to meet with biologists, dam-operating agencies, politicians and others about salmon. And they’ve continued to hear from people in the region during closed door meetings in Washington, D.C.

Oregon State’s Casey tonight’s guest speaker (Mail Tribune)
Oregon State University baseball coach Pat Casey will be the featured speaker at the Banquet of Champions tonight at 6 at the Red Lion, 200 N. Riverside Ave, Medford.


OSU Summer Session Noon Concerts. Take it easy this summer and enjoy the fun with free noon concerts here on the beautiful OSU campus. Concerts are scheduled on the brick courtyard outside the OSU Bookstore. This week features The Pan Gypsies, a Steel Drum Band born out of the desire of four local musicians to bring the lively steel drum rhythms of Trinidad’s soca and calypso music to the Portland area.

OSU Evening Store, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 644 S.W. 13th St. Offering you a chance to buy used surplus equipment.  Featuring computers, bicycles, furniture, and more. For more information see http://surplus.oregonstate.edu

Bard in the Quad: Twelfth Night. This outdoor production in the MU Quad at the heart of the OSU campus runs August 5-9 and 12-16. All performances begin at 7:30 P.M. Seating is not provided, so audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. Tickets are available over the phone at 541-737-2784, through the Memorial Union office and in the center of the Memorial Union Quad prior to each performance between 6:30 and 7:30 P.M. Ticket prices are $14/Adult, $10/Senior (over 55) and Student, and $7/OSU Student.

Upcoming Events

Please join the office of Community and Diversity as we release the newest Voices Project video, Being Latina/o… The screening and discussion will be held Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. In Being Latino/a, OSU faculty, staff and students share the opportunities and challenges of being Latina/o at OSU and in Corvallis. They address issues such as what they like to be called and why; positive and negative aspects of their culture portrayed in the media; barriers they have overcome; whether the Spanish language is an important part of their identity; their views on immigration; their involvement in the community around their cultural traditions; their advice to people who want to know more about their culture and what they see in the future for Latina/os in the U.S. Meet PROMISE Intern and director Amalia Martinez and hear from a panel of participants in this, the latest addition to the Voices Project.

For more current and upcoming events, go to http://oregonstate.edu/events/

News for Employees

NEW! OSU Extended Campus is recruiting for a Course Coordinator.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) classified position (Administrative Program Assistant).  Recruitment is open to current OSU employees only.  Position details and qualifications can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Position closes Aug. 7.

The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Faculty Release Time (FRT) for 2009-10 Academic Year release (Winter term 2010 or Spring term 2010). Applications are due in the Research Office by Aug. 17. The complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria can be accessed on the Research Office website: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt.htm For more information, contact Debbie Delmore at 737-8390 or debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

The summer edition of Campus Recycling’s quarterly newsletter, The Recycler, has been released and can be downloaded at http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/newsletter.cfm. In this issue: new composting program at OSU, residence hall move-out week successes, home compost stories, toner cartridge recycling, and more! To subscribe to the quarterly newsletter, go to http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/recycling_news

The School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science is recruiting for an Office Manager/Assistant to the School Head. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position, reporting to the School Head. Recruitment is open to current OSU employees only. Position details and qualifications can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting # 0004494. Posting closes Aug. 5.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is looking for internal applicants for an Office Specialist 2 position.  If you enjoy connecting people with the help they need, like a job that grows with you and want to work with a great group of people in an office that is growing and expanding its services, this is the position for you.  To apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs and look for posting 0004482.  The closing date for OSU applicants Aug. 14.

Facilities Services is seeking a Fiscal Coordinator 2. This is a full-time position, reporting to the Associate Director-Controller of Facilities Services.  Recruitment is open to current OSU employees only.  Position details and qualifications can be found at  http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Position closes today.

Traffic and Maintenance

Strand Ag: Due to the installation of new plumbing lines, the industrial and domestic (hot and cold) water supply lines will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect all rooms, on all floors. The shutdown will begin at 5 a.m. Aug. 6 and should be complete by 9 p.m.

Sackett Hall parking lot: To accommodate project construction associated with the new Linus Pauling Science Center, the Sackett Hall parking lot (West of Nash Hall, on the corner of 30th & Campus Way), will be shutdown. The main entry to parking lot will remain open for public access.  The parking spaces North of Sackett Hall, including the ADA spaces adjacent to the project site, will remain open for the duration of the project.  The four ADA spaces within the construction site (NE corner of the parking lot) will be temporarily relocated to the West side of Cordley Hall. Due to construction there may be periods of increased traffic congestion in this area. This shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 10 and will continue through August 2011.

Transit and Parking Services Administrative Office will be closed to front counter business every Friday for the month of August.  You may still contact us by phone from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ralph Miller Lane: Due to the exterior renovation project at Gill Coliseum, parking spaces along Ralph Miller Lane will be temporarily shutdown. This area will be fenced off to accommodate large equipment.  The shutdown is necessary to coat the south side of Gill Coliseum. The shutdown should end by Aug 10.


A surprisingly chilly morning gave us all a start, but it will warm up to 82 by this afternoon. Tonight will be cloudy and 54, and tomorrow temperatures won’t get much above 74, with plenty of clouds hanging around. We’ll see similar weather until the weekend, when things warm back up to the low 80s and you can take off your sweaters again.

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