OSU Today

Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

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.

OSU-Cascades adds engineering degree (KTVZ)

The first engineering degree at Oregon State University-Cascades was approved Thursday by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education – a new program in energy engineering management. (See also Bend Bulletin)

Blackberry research gets big boost at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Most of a $3 million federal grant will help researchers at Oregon State University and in North Carolina develop more nutritious and high-yielding organic blackberries. (See also KVAL and Growing Produce)

Geotechnology in the marine sciences (GEO:connexion)

An interview with OSU’s “Deepsea” Dawn Wright

‘Genius Grant’ winner, National Medal of Science honoree, and COAS (Oregonian)

Two major science honors were announced this month, and both have a strong connection to Oregon State University’s acclaimed College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS).

OSU film professor’s book examines ‘Godfather’ (Entertainer)

Oregon State University film professor Jon Lewis was asked by the British Film Institute to contribute to its collection of books on landmark films by writing about one of Hollywood’s most noted productions.

OSU homecoming conjures Benny’s past (Entertainer)

Benny Beaver isn’t getting a makeover, but Oregon State University is incorporating the mascot’s beloved history into the school’s current makeup.

Glamorizing college football helmets helps Hydro Graphics glitz up bottom line (Oregonian)

Drew An Oregon State University graduate, Gereb had already been experimenting with ways to apply graphics to Beaver football helmets on his own.


Classes without Quizzes takes place today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center for Homecoming visitors. To register go to http://www.osualum.com.

The premiere performance of OSU’s new piano trio today at noon in the MU lounge. Music a la Carte presents Rachelle McCabe, Jessica Lambert and Jason Duckles. They will perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C Minor, op 1, No. 3, and Brahms’ Piano Trio in C Minor, op 101.

The OSUsed Store is having a Fall Sale through today, noon to 4 p.m. daily, at 644 SW 13th St. Clearance prices are now at 50 percent off. For more information, please view the event flyer or visit http://surplus.oregonstate.edu

CORRECTED ROUTE! The Homecoming Parade takes place at 6:30 p.m. today. Parade route begins at 30th & Jefferson, proceeding down Jefferson, right on 26th, left on Washington Way, left at 15th and ends at the bonfire/pep rally site behind Callahan and McNary halls. The bonfire begins at 7 p.m.

Upcoming Events

NEW! The “Food for Thought” community lecture series features national experts who will discuss issues in biotechnology and sustainable agriculture. “At war over biotech crops in Oregon,” a presentation by Esther McGinnis, takes place at 7 p.m., Nov. 3, in the LaSells Stewart Center. Attorney and researcher in Applied Plant Sciences and 2009-2010 fellow at the Consortium on Law and Values, University of Minnesota, Esther McGinnis, will explain why Oregon’s sugar beet farmers are at the center of a national lawsuit, compare the environmental impacts of planting engineered and non-engineered sugar beet, and examine the legal rights of conventional and organic farmers.

NEW! Tom Kaye, executive director of the Institute of Applied Ecology in Corvallis, will speak on “Towards Successful Reintroductions in the Face of Climate Change: The Combined Importance of Species Traits, Site Quality, and Restoration Technique,” on Nov. 2 as part of the Fall 2010 Horticulture departmental seminars. The seminars take place in the Ag & Life Sciences Building Room 4000 at 4 p.m.

NEW! Building Your Killer Business Plan Series: Marketing. Speaker: Keven Malkewitz, Ph.D., Marketing faculty, College of Business, OSU. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center 1003. This presentation will help you identify the marketing challenges facing your new venture and help you address them in your business plan. RSVP to Mary McKillop or for more information call 541-713-8044.

NEW! Entrepreneur in Residence Series: “How do you stop 100,000 computer frauds a day?” Speaker is Greg Pierson, Founder & CEO, iovation Inc. Thursday, Nov.4, noon to 1:20 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall. Listen to Greg as he shares what kind of fraud and abuse iovation stops, and even more interesting, how they do it and why it is important to you. Free and open to the community. Additionally there will be a faculty luncheon, 1:30 to 3 p.m., fifth floor boardroom, Weatherford Hall. RSVP as space is limited. This an opportunity to engage with our speaker one on one, ask questions and learn more about him. A Student Fireside Chat takes place from 3 to 4 p.m., Trysting Tree Conference Room D107, Weatherford Hall. RSVP as space is limited.

News for Employees

Food@OSU introduces Orange Rewards. Join the newly created Orange Rewards program and your OSU ID card will give you a 10 percent discount at all 28 campus restaurants, coffee shops, and markets. Get started by making an initial deposit of $100 on your OSU ID card Orange Rewards account.

In order to be counted, your ballot must be received by a County Elections Office or deposited in an official ballot drop site no later than 8 p.m. on election day: Tuesday, Nov. 2. Postmarks do not count. If you are mailing your ballot, do so by Friday, Oct. 29. There is a ballot drop site on the OSU Campus: OSU Valley Library, Mon – Thu 7:30 a.m. to midnight, Fri 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. to midnight. In Benton County there are also 24-hour ballot drop boxes at the Benton County Courthouse on the Fifth Street Side, and across the street at 180 NW Fifth Street, as well as at the Wells Fargo Bank, 2543 N.W. Kings Blvd. For more information about other ballot drop sites in Benton County: http://www.co.benton.or.us/admin/elections/dropsites.php If your ballot is from another county, you may drop it off at ANY ballot box, as long as you do so no later than 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2. The county receiving the ballot will route it to your home county for counting.

OSU International Education Week 2010: Striving for a Sustainable Future, is celebrated Nov. 15 – 19. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State. It celebrates the importance and benefits of international education in the United States and around the world. All colleges, departments, student groups and individuals are invited to submit events that highlight international education, research and outreach at OSU. For information on planning and registering your event, visit http://oregonstate.edu/international/iew/planning.

Are you ready to explore leadership and the leader that is within you? Up to 40 OSU faculty and staff will be selected for the 7-series program, “Journey Into Leadership” facilitated by OSU Training and Organizational Effectiveness. This program is unique in that it does NOT provide you with a concrete series of steps to become a “leader.” Rather, it is designed around the notion that effective leaderships originates from within one’s self. For details about this series, including session descriptions and testimonials from fellow OSU colleagues visit the program’s web site. Applications are accepted until November 15. (No cost to OSU faculty and staff.)

The annual OSU Joy Drive is taking place now. Last year, due to the overwhelming kindness of OSU departments, 22 student families, including 36 children were able to enjoy the holiday season. Together, with the help and aid of the OSU community, Childcare and Family Resources would again like to provide student families in need with gifts for the 2010 holiday season. To make this year’s Joy Drive another success, we would like to invite you to sponsor a family. Your willingness to support the Joy Drive will bring happiness to many student families. If you are interested in participating in this year’s Joy Drive please indicate the number of families you are willing to sponsor and the size of the families, and please reply no later than Nov. 8. We will inform you of the family that you will be sponsoring during the week of Nov. 15. If you have any questions please contact Childcare and Family Resources at 541-737-4906 or olv.assistant@oregonstate.edu.

The Faculty Senate is preparing for fall officer and senator elections. All faculty, other than continuing Senators, are eligible to be elected as a Senator to represent their apportionment group. If you wish to decline nomination to be elected to a Senator position, please send a message to vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu and include ‘Decline’ in the subject line. Your name will not appear on the nomination ballot, but you will still be eligible to vote on the senator nomination and election ballots. If declining nomination, please respond to this message by 5 p.m. Nov. 1. There is no need to respond if you are not declining nomination.

The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) for Winter and/or Spring Term(s) 2010-11. Applications are due in the Research Office by Monday, Nov. 1. The complete program description and application may be accessed on the Research Office web site at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8390.

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. You can develop your skill in resolving conflict by participating in the workshop “Understanding Conflict and Moving to Resolution” facilitated by Training and Organizational Effectiveness, scheduled for Nov. 2, 1 to 4 p.m. When opposition and differences are viewed as an opportunity for growth and change, the potential for a positive outcome is great. A focus of this program is to discuss strategies to bring about favorable resolution to conflict. No cost to OSU faculty and staff. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/registration_add.php?sess_id=1346 to register.

The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation – Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB) program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nano.html. Complete NSF – NEB guidelines may be accessed at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10614/nsf10614.htm. Letters of intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Monday, Nov. 1 and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.

International Programs has up to twelve grants of up to $5000 each for the 2010-2011 Faculty Grants and Awards Program. This program aims to foster faculty international initiatives that contribute to expanding and strengthening the international dimensions of teaching, research and service at Oregon State University. The 2010-2011 program targets international partnerships that are ripe for the joint development of substantive collaborative research and educational proposals that will ultimately deepen the internationalization of OSU. Applicants must be regular OSU faculty members (tenured, tenure track, professional or fixed-term non-tenure track) with at least a .5 FTE and a nine-to twelve-month appointment. Application deadline: Nov. 1. For full program details, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/international/studyabroad/faculty/funding/ip-grants For more information, contact Marilyn Lindsley marilyn.lindsley@oregonstate.edu 541-737-6433


Applications are invited for six full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the College of Science integrative life science disciplines of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Microbiology and Zoology. All appointees are expected to participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching and establish an extramurally funded research program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and (except ecosystem ecology and stress or aging biology positions) a minimum of 2 years relevant postdoctoral experience. Ecosystem Ecology (posting 0006371); Enzymology/Protein Biochemistry & Biophysics (posting 0006402); Environmental Microbiology (posting 0006377); Prokaryotic Systems Biology (posting 0006375); Stress or Aging Biology (posting 0006370); Biochemistry of Aging (Asst/Assoc Professor) (posting 0006383). For details of each position and to apply visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs . OSU is an AA/EOE.

The Department of Wood Science & Engineering, seeks applicants for a .75 FTE, 12-month tenure-track, research and teaching faculty position that will advance the efficient use of renewable plant-based materials for engineering applications, buildings and/or consumer products and similar end-uses. To see the full position announcement or to apply, see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #0006461. For full consideration applications must be received by Jan. 10, 2011.

The College of Health and Human Sciences is building on existing strengths in the core disciplines of public health and human sciences by hiring 10 – 17 new tenure track faculty (assistant or associate professor rank, full-time, 9-month) to establish an accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS). Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in public health as reflected by academic training, research, teaching and service. Expertise and research strengths that align with the College’s developing centers and institutes – Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, the Center for Healthy Aging Research and the Institute of Public Health Practice and Applied Human Development are preferred. To see specific position announcements, job descriptions, and requirements, and to apply, go to:
Assistant/Associate Professors – Health Policy: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57400
Assistant/Associate Professors – Environmental & Occupational Health/Safety: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57402
Assistant/Associate Professors – Epidemiology: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57416

The Office of Human Resources at Oregon State University is recruiting for an Employee Benefits Analyst. Full-time, 12-month fixed-term position. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0006429. Closing date: Oct. 30. OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

The Department of Wood Science & Engineering, seeks applicants for a part-time, .75 FTE, 12-month tenure-track, research and teaching faculty position that will advance the efficient use of renewable plant-based materials for engineering applications, buildings and/or consumer products and similar end-uses. To see the full position announcement or to apply, see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #0006414. For full consideration applications must be received by Jan. 10, 2011.

The Oregon State University Foundation is recruiting for the position of Associate Director for Strategic Communications. Reporting to the Foundation’s Senior Director of Strategic Communications and Donor Relations, this position collaborates closely with University partners in Advancement, Alumni Relations, and Athletics to achieve the institution’s goal for Integrated Marketing Communications. To view attributes of the ideal candidate and a complete job description and how to apply instructions go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/.

Assistant/Associate Professor — College of Education, Oregon State University, F/T, tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership with specific emphasis in the Community College Leadership Program. The Community College Leadership Program prepares individuals for administrative leadership roles in community and technical college settings. To review posting & apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting # 0005366. Closing date: Dec. 15. OSU is an AA/EOE and has a practice of being responsive to dual-career needs.

Traffic and maintenance

Wilson Hall: Due to the Homecoming Bonfire, the gravel parking lot south of Wilson Hall (bordered by Adams Avenue, 14th Street, Washington Avenue, and 13th Street) will be temporarily shutdown. All vehicles must vacate this lot by 8:00 a.m. today. Vehicles left in this area after 8 a.m. may be towed. This shutdown is necessary for crews to prepare for the bonfire and provide clean-up afterwards. This shutdown will begin at 8 a.m.  and should end by 2 p.m. on Oct. 30.


Corvallis: The weather may be tricking us this weekend with an overdose of rain, but Halloween can still be a treat if you find a way to keep dry. So get out a bell, a book and a candle and keep those cloudy ghosts away.

Central Oregon: “Weekends don’t pay as well as weekdays but at least there’s football.” ~S.A. Sachs. The Beavers are back at it on Saturday, but in the meantime a high of 56 degrees, low of 39, and possible showers won’t have us hoping too hard to get out of the office . Hopefully those clouds will let it all out on Saturday so everyone can have a fun and dry time trick-or-treating . Have a Happy Halloween everyone!

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