OSU Today

Thursday, May 4, 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.

It’s not too late to attend college this fall (U.S. News & World Report)

One of the larger schools on the list is Oregon State University, which in fall 2015 enrolled 29,576 students, according to U.S. News data. Noah Buckley, the university’s director of admissions, says students should not feel ashamed if they are still working on their college applications.

OSU president tells Bend crowd his school needs more money (Bend Bulletin)

Even as he praised his university and the new branch campus it opened in Bend in fall 2016, Oregon State University President Ed Ray made pleas Wednesday evening for more money from the state Legislature — in part to expand OSU-Cascades. (see also KTVZ)

This tiny crustacean lives only in Portland (Oregonian)

The zoo has helped fund research on the diminutive animal conducted by Oregon State University, but studying such a small and rare creature isn’t easy. (see also KATU)

Researchers identify evidence of oldest orchid fossil on record (Heritage Daily)

“It wasn’t until a few years ago that we even had evidence of ancient orchids because there wasn’t anything preserved in the fossil record,” said George Poinar, Jr., a professor emeritus of entomology in the College of Science at Oregon State University and lead author on the study. “But now we’re beginning to locate pollen evidence associated with insects trapped in amber, opening the door to some new discoveries.”

Little impact on OSU admissions (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University officials say they’ve seen little impact on international student recruitment in the wake of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. “To date, overall admissions applications to Oregon State from entering international students are relatively unchanged from a year ago, down only 1 percent, or approximately 16 students, on a total of 1,620 applicants,” said Steve Clark, OSU vice president for marketing and university relations.

Galapagos research locates triggerfish as key predator in food web (The Science Times)

Triggerfish are called ‘keystone’ predators in the subtidal food web. That is because they control the pencil urchins as well as the population of the algae, according to Witman and co-authors Franz Smith of Brown and Mark Novak of Oregon State University, who reported their findings in PLOS ONE.

Junipers vs sage grouse (The Observer)

“I’m tremendously excited to see this positive signal,” said Hagen, an avian ecologist at Oregon State University and co-author of a new study that shows sage grouse, a candidate for federal protection, prefer to nest in places free of junipers.

Aparna Nancherla co-headlines Spring Family comedy show Saturday at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Nancherla will join fellow comedian Ryan Hamilton Saturday night as co-headliner at this year’s Oregon State University Spring Family Weekend Comedy Show in the Austin Auditorium of LaSells Stewart Center. Nancherla and Hamilton are set to perform two shows. Guest comedian and Hawaiian native Kermet Apio will open for both.

Students learn real-world robotics (News Times)

Saturday’s competition was one of 30 around the world and drew more than 200 students on 31 teams from schools across the state, Crews said. She called the regional competition a “massive undertaking,” including more than 60 volunteers from Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Sexton Corporation, Marine Technology Society, and more.

“Between Earth and Sky” film screening Thursday at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Department of Crop and Soil Science is hosting a film screening of “Between Earth and Sky” 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis.

San Jose medical device startup lands $76.5 million in funding (San Jose Business Journal)

While Tablo is cleared by the FDA for clinical settings, the company’s eventual goal is to build a dialysis machine that people can use by themselves at home. The company was founded in 2003 as Home Dialysis Plus, using technology licensed from HP and Oregon State University, Bloomberg reports.

The bizarre bipedal robot that runs like an ostrich and can balance itself without any assistance (Daily Mail)

Cassie is changing the game for two-legged robots. Designed by Agility Robotics, a spin-off of Oregon State University, the robot three degrees of freedom in its hips and flexible, powered ankles. Its legs mimic the design of an ostrich, which allows it to crouch down and easily stand upright.

Soilborne wheat mosaic virus is on the rise in Walla Walla Valley (Capital Press)

Researchers have identified 16 fields that tested positive for the disease since March 5, said Christina Hagerty, assistant professor of cereal pathology at Oregon State University.

When should I plant my dahlias? (Oregonian)

Rainy as it’s been, spring has sprung and that means gardening are ramping up. Got questions? Get answers from Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

Today

May the Fourth. The Fourth is strong at Oregon State this Thursday. Celebrate with galactically epic food specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thursday, May the Fourth, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. at McNary Dining Center. In addition to themed food specials, test your galactic knowledge with trivia questions, win a prize with your best Chewbacca impersonation, or show up in costume (prizes awarded for the best Yoda, Chewbacca, and Rey costumes). You’ll also find crafts, photo opportunities, and lots of galactically epic food. Learn more: uhds.link/maythefourth.

Library workshops: OSU Libraries spring workshops this week include: Zotero (May 4) and Oral History Training (May 5). Registration is encouraged but not required. View all the offerings in the library’s spring workshop series at: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Send Silence Packing: An emotionally powerful exhibit of 1,100 backpacks representing the number of college students who die by suicide each year. The exhibit will be in the MU Quad on Thursday May 4 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Research Assistant VP: The Research Office would like to invite you to campus forums for candidates for the position of Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity. These forums are open to all OSU students, staff and faculty and will include a presentation followed by a Q&A session. Nancy Moody – B.A. from Washburn University, J.D. from Antioch School of Law, and M.A. from Loyola University, May 4, 11 a.m. – noon, MU 206.

Flower sale: The OSU Horticulture Club will be selling Fuchsia baskets, mixed annual baskets, Beaver Bowls (nearly black and orange flowers) and Geraniums on Family Weekend Saturday, May 6 at the MU and the Beaver Store. All of you who have attended this event in the past know what a wild and mad rush it can be to get your plants. For the first time ever the OSU Hort Club will have a presale, this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Family weekend for the OSU community. Greenhouse #12 which is on the southeast corner of the greenhouse complex closest to Cordley Hall and Ag and Life Sciences will be our point of sale. Club representatives will be present from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Academic Technology webinar: Media at OSU – Getting Started with Kaltura Join Raul Burriel on May 4, noon-12:30 p.m. to learn about the Canvas Media Gallery, My Media, and importing video into Canvas. Register to receive information on how to join this free webinar presented by OSU’s Kaltura support team. Find more webinars here. Questions? Email us: kaltura@oregonstate.edu

TRIAD: At the May 4 meeting of TRIAD, OSU’s faculty and staff club,  Richard Settersten, College of Public Health & Human Sciences, will give a presentation titled “Some Things I’ve Learned about Aging by Studying the Life Course”.  The meeting will begin at noon in Room 211 in the MU. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13.  Contact Justin Fleming at the Motor Pool to reserve a lunch or to secure your spot, 541-737-7086.

The Horning Lecture Series Presents: The Material Body Conference – Kennewick Man The Ancient One and Repatriation- In February 2017, the 9000-year-old bones of the man known as “the Ancient One,” or, to scientists, “Kennewick Man” were buried at an undisclosed location on tribal lands near the Columbia River, where his remains had originally been found. Thus ended two decades of scientific debate and legal challenges, centered on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).   In this conference/workshop, three expert speakers will look at all sides of this debate and its outcome. Thursday, May 4, 1 – 4 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, Ag. Room.

BennyBuy & DocuSign Listening Session: All who are currently involved in purchasing and payments for their departments or programs are encouraged to attend.  Join the BennyBuy (OSU’s new eProcurement System) and DocuSign project teams to learn about these new systems and to share your comments, questions and ideas. Thursday, May 4, 1– 2:30 p.m. at Austin Hall 183 (Info & Registration).

Associate Director of Community Dialogue: Diversity and Cultural Engagement is excited to bring candidates to campus for the Associate Director of Community Dialogue and Engagement position. Please join us for candidate presentations, which will be held from 2-3 p.m., at the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws on May 3, and at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center on May 4, May 9 and May 10.

Academic Technology webinar: Using Clickers to Engage Learners Join Nargas Oskui on Thursday, May 4, 2-2:30 p.m. to learn about teaching strategies with Clickers in the classroom. Register to receive information on how to join this free webinar presented by OSU’s Clickers support team. Find more webinars here. Questions? Email us: clickers@oregonstate.edu

Graduate Showcase and Three Minute Thesis (3MT): As part of OSU’s inaugural Graduate Student Appreciation Week, graduate students will share their research in the Graduate Showcase, and go head-to-head in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. $2,000 in prizes! Both events hosted by the Graduate School on Thursday May 4, 4–7 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Climate Support Group: Are you worried about what your future will look like because of the climate change crisis? Is it too overwhelming to think about? Do you need a space to get together with others who feel similarly? Join the Student Sustainability Climate Neutral 2025 Initiative for food and conversation about self-care, new perspectives, well-being, resistance, and thriving. Thursdays (until June 8), 5-6 p.m. Student Experience Center 254.

28th Annual Department of Physics Yunker Lecture: 50 Years of Fermilab with Nigel Lockyer, Director of Fermilab.  Learn about particle physics in the United States and its influence on society. Thursday, May 4 from 5-6 p.m. in Weniger 151. A reception and open house will precede the lecture from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Yunker Library (Weniger 379).   Learn more.

Science-Climate-Art showcase and film screening:  Oregon State University‘s Department of Crop and Soil Science is hosting a free showing of “Between Earth and Sky” on 7 p.m., Thursday, May 4 at The LaSells Stewart Center. The film documents the effects of climate change on the soils, ecosystems, wildlife, and communities in Alaska. Additionally an art showcase will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., also at The LaSells Stewart Center. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/BetweenEarthAndSkyCorvallis

Upcoming events

NEW! Pride Center gathering: Come to the Pride Center on Friday, May 5 from 1-3 pm for a social gathering with folks in the LGBTQ+ community with shared identities and experiences. This social space will be held for Bi, Pan, and Fluid identifying folks and friends. Join for arts and crafts activities, an ice cream sundae bar, and socializing with friends in the community. For accommodations related to ability, please call 541-737-9161 or email Pride.Center@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Chinese Instrumental Music: Traditional instrumental performance and presentation May 8, 3 p.m., Benton Hall 305A. Free but seating is limited. Includes Sun Wei: director of Chinese Folk Music; Qu Guofeng: professor of the Suona (double reed woodwind): Zhang Xiaodong: professor of the Sheng (a reed pipe wind instrument) and Zhang Qianqian: professional teacher of the pipa (a four stringed lute).

NEW! Film showing: White Frog – High-school freshman, Nick (The Twilight Saga’s Booboo Stewart), is a neglected teen with mild Asperger’s syndrome whose life is challenged and ultimately changed forever when tragedy hits his family. Monday, May 8, 6 p.m. Milam Hall 319. Free & open to the public. All films will be captioned

Ecological Engineering Student Society Plant Sale: Stop by the SEC Plaza from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, May 5, and add some natural beauty to your home or office. Cacti, succulents, and more, $3-10. Come and check out our planters created with a 3D printer! Contact debellt@oregonstate.edu for more info.

The Colorful World of Pigments: This celebration of YInMn blue is a day of art, color, science and stimulating conversations. Learn how a serendipitous discovery has illuminated our world in innumerable ways and expanded the canvas of human creativity.May 5, 9 a.m.—Noon. Art exhibit of works using YlnMn blue, 9 a.m—10:30 a.m. Panel discussion on the intersection of science, color, art, culture and industry through the lens of YinMn blue. Speakers: OSU, Harvard University Forbes Pigment Collection, Nike, Shepherd Color Company, HGTV Designer Emily Henderson, plus a very special guest! 10:30 a.m.—Noon. Wall mural coloring for kids of all ages. The LaSells Stewart Center.

Joint Service Review: Cadets in all four branches of Oregon State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps will assemble May 5 in the Memorial Union quad for the annual Joint Service Review. The review starts at 10 a.m. and is free of charge. The event traces its roots to 1918, and this spring will mark its 70th consecutive year.

Hallie Ford anniversary: Join the Hallie Ford Center in celebrating its fifth anniversary on Friday, May 5. Hear about the center’s impact and future from noon-1:15 p.m., attend a public reception from 1:15-1:45 p.m. and attend “Health of Children Living in Chronic War Zones: The Palestinian Case,” presented by Salwa Massad, PhD, research manager for the World Health Organization Palestinian National Institute of Public Health Project, from 4-5 p.m. All events are held in the Hallie Ford Center lobby and Bray Conference Room (115 HFC).

OSU Disability Network: Join a group of OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, in general, and the development of a DS curriculum at OSU, in particular. Qwo-Li Driskill will present, “Toward Decolonizing Disability Critiques” Friday, May 5, noon, Milam Hall 301.

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.

Marine Studies Initiative call for design collaboration reception: OSU’s Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) seeks innovative marine themed designs to be implemented as cut vinyl graphics for its new offices in the MSI Suite in Strand Hall on the OSU campus in Corvallis. Potential applicants are invited to view the MSI offices Friday, May 5, 4 to 6 p.m. at Strand Hall 300. Selected works will receive cash prizes and be installed during the 2017-18 academic year. Please RSVP for the reception: marinestudies@oregonstate.edu.

Pet Day: Pet Day at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is holding a pet costume contest on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m. All species are welcome. Owners can dress up too! There will be prize baskets stuffed full of pet supplies and Beaver gear for first, second and third place winners! For more information or to pre-register, visit http://vetmed.oregonstate.edu/pet-day

Run with Beaver Nation: Run with Beaver Nation on Saturday, May 6 to support student success. 1) Register on-line.  2) Choose your course.  3) Post to social media.  4) Get the collectible, die-cut medal.

Flying Club Open House: Corvallis Airport, Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Airplane Rides with a $20/person donation, weather permitting, and free food. Talk to members, see our aircraft, and learn about the Oregon State Flying Club first hand. OSU & LBCC students, alumni, staff & families are eligible for membership. Visit:  flying.oregonstate.edu

Spring Garden Festival: This Sunday, The Arts Center Plaza, 7th and Madison. Each year the Festival features dozens of vendors and information booths offering gardening products, advice and inspiration that will help you limber up your green thumb. This year’s Festival is sponsored by a working group of organizations and volunteers, including the Master Gardener program, Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. May 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Corvallis Central Park.

Integrative Biology open house: The department of Integrative Biology is hosting its second annual open house on May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Cordley Hall. Includes tours, activities and a silent auction. It is organized by the IB Graduate Student Association (IBGSA). The open house this year will take place during OSU’s Spring Family Weekend (Sunday, May 7). It will run 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and include tours and activities in several research labs. Enter Cordley through main east entrance near Bates Hall playground.

Piano virtuoso: Canadian piano virtuoso Jon Kimura Parker will perform on Sunday, May 7, beginning at 4 p.m. at Oregon State University as part of the Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Series. A gold medalist at the 1984 Leeds International Piano Competition, Parker has emerged as an unusually versatile musician with solo credits including performances with the major orchestras of New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and others. The Sunday concert will be held in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at corvallispiano.org or in Corvallis at Grassroots Books & Music and Rice’s Pharmacy. Students ages 8-18 and all college students with valid ID are admitted free.

Undergraduate Engineering Expo – The College of Engineering invites you to the 2017 Undergraduate Engineering Expo on Friday, May 19 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the Kelley Engineering Center, Johnson Hall, and the community plaza. This Senior Design Showcase features nearly 200 student-built projects from all engineering disciplines. Free and open to the public.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! College of Business Dean’s Executive Series event: “How a Boy Scout Knife with Pliers Transformed an Industry” Tim Leatherman, OSU alumnus, chairman of the board, and co-founder of Leatherman Tool Group, discusses entrepreneurship, engineering, and world’s largest maker of multifunctional tools. Leatherman’s keynote speech opens the OSU Shark Tank, hosted by the Entrepreneurs Club and InnovationX. The event is Fri., May 5 at  3:30 p.m. in  Austin Hall 183 (Stirek Auditorium) RSVP.

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology Special Seminar: Sir Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of Nature, one of the most prestigious science journals in the world will present a seminar, “Pressures on PIs and Their Need of Support: A Consultation” on Monday, May 8, at 10 a.m. The lecture will run from 10-11 a.m. followed by informal discussions 11-11:30 a.m. with Sir Philip and his Nature colleague, Neil Macmillan. The seminar will be held in ALS 4001. It is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served.

NEW! Assessing the Potential Utilization of Western Juniper as a Building Material: Thesis presentation by Byrne Miyamoto, MS candidate in Wood Science.  Monday, May 8 at 10 a.m. in Valley Library, Willamette West. For accommodations contact Jessica.King@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: David Conover, Vice President for Research & Innovation and Professor, University of Oregon will present a seminar, “Adapting to a Changing Environment: Silverside Fish and Scientists” on Monday, May 8, at 3:30 p.m. The seminar will be held in ALS 4001. It is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served prior.

NEW! Psychological Science spring colloquium: SPS Graduate Students, Zoe Alley and Alexander Brunot. Alley’s title is Prediction of Facial Trustworthiness from Men’s Delinquent Behavioral Histories: A Longitudinal Study. Brunot’s title is Individual Differences in Intuitive Risk Judgments. Monday, May 8, 4-5 p.m. in Reed Lodge room 111.

NEW! Bitter Stargazing after Mao: Gong Li and the Affective Politics of Weidao— After the end of the Cultural Revolution, new aesthetic and narrative freedoms of the 1980s brought Chinese film to the forefront of world cinema. Mila Zuo, Assistant Professor of Film in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, will discuss cinematic affect and performative flavor in The Red Trilogy—a collaboration of director Zhang Yimou and actress Gong Li, whose eroticized embodiment of national suffering and bitter feeling launched her to global stardom. Monday, May 8, 4 p.m., The Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson.

NEW! Mr. D’Arcy’s Persians: The Adventures of Six Muslim Students in Jane Austen’s England: Public talk by Nile Green, a historian of the multiple globalizations of Islam and Muslims. His most recent book, The Love of Strangers, reconstructs the beginning of modern Muslim-European exchange by following the first Middle Eastern students to study in Europe. The talk is based on this book, a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Monday, May 8, 7 p.m. Milam Auditorium. FMI

NEW! Forest regeneration: Registration is now open for the international conference on “Forest Regeneration in Changing Environments” that will be held July 11-13 in Corvallis. We have accepted abstracts from participants all over the world. With quality keynote speakers and presenters, a banquet, and some great field tour options, this conference is not to be missed! Special rates for Students and Post-doctoral researchers. For more information, or to register, please see the event website.

 Tan Sack Lecture Series: Jeremy Spoon – Portland State University, will speak on “Disaster Transitions: Social-Ecological Recovery & Resilience Following the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes,” May 5, noon, Waldo 201A.

WIC Spring Lunch May 5 – “Technology and Interactive Writing Processes” Join the Writing Intensive Program for free pizza and discussions about teaching writing in Milam 215 at 12pm. Instructional Technology Specialist Tasha Biesinger and Information Services partner with the WIC Team to explain how to make the most of Canvas, Eli Review, and other writing technologies.

ElderCare Connections-Successful Discharge: Important Tips for Caregivers.  Join us on Friday, May 5 from 12:10-12:50 p.m. in MU 211 to hear from Rachel Livingston & Candace McMaster from the Corvallis Manor. They will be discussing important things for caregivers to know before their aging loved ones are discharged from the hospital and other care centers to ensure they are prepared and know what to do next. For questions contact familyresources@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4906.

Discounted Rate for Community Health Training in Eastern Oregon. For staff in hospitals, clinics & health departments, this invaluable program has been discounted by $400. Class starts May 5. Learn more.

Become a Certified Drone Pilot with NEW Online FAA Drone Pilot Test Prep! Big companies like Amazon and Facebook are looking for drone pilots, which can pay $50/hour or  over $100,000 per year! Class starts May 8. Learn more.

Eclipse Science Pub: This Aug. 21, North America will experience a total solar eclipse when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth. At the May 8 Corvallis Science Pub, Randall Milstein will discuss the science and history of solar eclipses and offer practical tips on how to witness the event safely. Science Pub begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Due to high interest in this topic, note that it will not be held in the usual location, the Old World Deli in downtown Corvallis. Instead it will be in the Learning Innovation Center (Room 100) on the OSU campus. Food and beverages will not be available. Free parking is available on the campus after 5 p.m. Podcasts of previous Corvallis Science Pub events on topics such as marijuana metabolism, foreign relations and soft robotics are available at http://communications.oregonstate.edu/podcast.

Science writer Ed Yong to give a public lecture on microbiomes: Award-winning writer of the bestselling book on microbiomes, I Contain Multitudes (2016) Ed Yong will present the inaugural public lecture of the Oregon State University Microbiome Initiative (OMBI) on May 11, 6-7:30 p.m. A reception will precede the lecture at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP.

Popular Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Course is Back! Only a few seats remain for this ever-popular course that covers today’s best practices and strategies to improve performance in search engine result pages (SERPs) and pay-per-click advertising. Learn more.

University Research Computing SeminarKyle Niemeyer, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will speak on “Software in science and engineering research: the case for open source and proper citation”, 2-3 p.m., Monday, May 8, in 202 Kidder. This will be streamed at: http://live.oregonstate.edu.

Free OSU Webinar. “Sneak Peek Into New NSF Proposal Course.” Only about 12% of applicants of the Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal (GRFP) get awarded. In this webinar, you can learn the steps needed to prepare a successful proposal. Sign up here for access.

Take Note 

2017 OSU Commencement Volunteers Needed: More than 60 volunteers are needed to serve as information specialists and assist guests during this year’s Commencement ceremony. Volunteers provide directions and programs; assist guests with seats and special needs, answer questions and are OSU ambassadors. Attendance at a mandatory training session is required either June 13 or June 14. Most volunteers will be needed on Saturday, June 17, from 8 – 11:30 a.m.  Some will be asked to stay later dependent upon tasks assigned.  For more information: http://commencement.oregonstate.edu/volunteers

The Source: The Spring edition of The Source, the College of Agricultural Sciences e-news is now available.  We’re pleased to share a snapshot of the breadth of activities our faculty, staff and students are engaged in.  The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is Oregon’s principal source of knowledge relating to agricultural and food systems, and a major source of knowledge regarding environmental quality, natural resources, life sciences, and rural economies and communities worldwide. 

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Fire: Nationally since 2000, 85 fatal fires, claiming 118 lives, have occurred on college campuses, in Greek housing, or in off-campus housing within three miles of the campus.  Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually.  Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/05-01%20Fire.pdf .

Health & Safety: Did you know that you can access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/casc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online. The University Health and Safety Committee also wants to promote health and safety by providing helpful information on telecommuting and home office safety, with the following link from SAIF http://www.saif.com/employer/how-safe-is-your-home-office.html

Poling Hall move: The Auxiliaries and Activities Business Center will be moving from Poling Hall to University Plaza, Suite 150, 1600 SW Western Boulevard.  The Finance team will begin moving on May 15 and the HR team will begin moving on May 22. During the move, you will be able to contact the Finance Team @ 737-5867 & HR @ 737-2915.  You may also contact AABC employees by e-mail.  We will continue to serve our customers throughout our move.  Thank you for your patience.  Please note our AABC SEC finance and payroll team will remain in SEC Suite 350.

OSU Emergency Preparedness Outreach Survey.  Help us improve OSU’s Emergency Preparedness educational and outreach efforts.  Take our 2-minute survey to tell us how effective we have been and where we can improve.  Survey Link:  http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9taBs1bQ2Ie8YZL.

Traffic and Maintenance

A Avenue: As part of the new OSU 16th & A Ave Parking Lot project, road reconstruction of A Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets will require closure of the street for the duration of work expected to take less than 30 days (View Map).  This closure is in addition to the existing parking and southern sidewalk closure in place. April 12- May 12.  The northern sidewalk at the Pride Center will remain open during construction, but will require a 3-day shutdown later to remove and replace the sidewalk, to be coordinated with building managers of the Pride Center.

Steam shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building.  This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide.  The steam shutdown for 2017 will occur June 18, 6 p.m. – June 26, 8 a.m.

Jobs

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

EXTENDED! The Office of Institutional Diversity is seeking a Director of Community Diversity Relations. This is a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting # P01256UF. Closes May 4.

Student Worker eBay/Online Sales: Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking one part-time (up to 20 hours a week) student to assist with postings for online sales, shipping and follow-up on purchases. Posting closes May 5. Posting # P02127SE.

Testing Proctor – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for two part-time intermittent testing proctors position for OSU Extended Campus. This position proctor examinations for students taking Ecampus online courses. The proctors validate test-taker identity, administer paper and electronic exams based on pre-established test protocol, monitor the testing environment including computer set-ups, and record and report any infractions to testing protocol. Posting #P00893CT. Closes May 5.

Student Worker Computer/IT: Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking one part-time (up to 20 hours a week) student to support the daily warehouse operations that includes receiving, pricing, testing and evaluating computer surplus equipment. Closes May 5. Posting # P02129SE.

Education Program Assistant 2 – OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time (.95 FTE), limited duration (approximately 1 year), Education Program Assistant 2 (EPA2) in the Tillamook County Extension office in Tillamook.  Posting# P00897CT.  Closes May 5.

Administrative Program Assistant – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Administrative Program Assistant (APA) position in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement, Extension Service Administration at Oregon State University. This position will be located in Corvallis, Oregon.  Posting# P00896CT.  Closes May 5.

Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking a Contract Manager.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month fixed term professional faculty position.  Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.  Position Number: P01247UF.  For full consideration, apply by May 5. Closes June 12.

Student Outreach Assistant – Open Oregon State invites applications for part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) hourly, Student Outreach Assistant to support Open Oregon State. This position will be researching materials to be used for courses and open educational resources that are offered for free and used by students, teachers, and researchers to share and use for educational purposes. Posting # P02066SE. Closes May 5.

Student Program Records Assistant – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) hourly, student programs records assistant. This new student position will provide creative problem solving and strategic planning with record keeping and organization. The supervisor of this position is invested in professional development and seeking high achieving students with a strong desire to be professional. Posting #P01933SE. Closes May 7.

Assist Dir- Career Development- The Office of Career Services is seeking an Assist Dir- Career Development. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting Number: P01187UF. Closes May 7.

Student Clerical PCMM Student Admin: Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking one part-time (up to 20 hours a week) student to support the front office operations at PCMM. This includes greeting customers, answer multi-line phone, process mail and scan documents.  Closes May 8. Posting # P02133SE.

Director of Public Safety: The Department of Public Safety seeks a director. Posting # PO1264UF. Closes May 12.

Executive Director for the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position as Executive Director for the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship.  The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) provides an interface between the Central Oregon business community and OSU-Cascades, with a goal of catalyzing new business development that drives economic growth in the region.  Posting # P01240UF.  The full consideration date is May 12. Closes May 15.

The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) at Oregon State University (OSU) is hiring an Accounting Technician position. Posting # P00913CT. Closes May 14.  

Certified Veterinary Technician. Oregon State University’s (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Large Animal Hospital.  The hospital is part of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Posting #P00901CT. Closes May 14.

NEW! Administrative Program Assistant – The Office of Global Opportunities invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #P00904CT. For full consideration, apply by May 15; closes May 19.

Administrative Program Assistant – The Office of Global Opportunities invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #P00904CT. Closes May 19.  For full consideration, please apply by May 15.

The Division of Undergraduate Studies is seeking a Undergraduate Research Coordinator. This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. This is a full-time, 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Dean. Posting # P01272UF. Closes May 15.

The Academic Services Student Athletes is seeking a Learning Specialist I (Lead Academic Counselor MFB) This is a full-time, 1.00 FTE, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01271UF. Closes May 15.

The Academic Services Student Athletes is seeking a Learning Specialist II (Lead Academic Counselor MFB) This is a full-time, 1.00 FTE, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P01270UF . Closes May 15.

Certified Veterinary Technician:  The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool for one full-time Small Animal Cardiology/ICU Technician on May 16.  Interested parties should apply to posting #P00671CT no later than midnight on May 15 for full consideration.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered. 

Staff Counselor – Counseling and Psychological Services is looking for a counselor who has passion and experience working with college students of color (domestic and international) and/or proficiency conducting therapy in the following languages increasingly represented at OSU:  Arabic, Mandarin, or Spanish.  Posting #P01244UF, Closing May 15.

Regional Administrator – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking a Regional Administrator. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. The office location will be on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon. The region assigned will be Coastal Oregon which will cover Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties.  Posting P01192UF.  Closes May 15.

SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator – OSU Extension Service invites applications for a part-time (.80 FTE) fixed-term, SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator faculty position in Marion/Polk/Yamhill counties located in the Marion County Extension Office in Salem, Oregon.  Posting# P01263UF.  Closes May 18.

Student Initiatives Coordinator: The Department of Recreational Sports at Oregon State University welcomes initiative, organizational excellence, and passion for student development. Inviting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month professional faculty position. Posting # P01226UF. Closes May 19. 

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of Student Life – The Office of Student Life in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of Student Life, Post # P01274UF, Closes May 21.

OES Assistant Director – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking an Assistant Director. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. The office location will be on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon. This individual will provide leadership for the OSU Extension Service’s Outdoor School (ODS) Program.  Posting# P01228UF.  Closes May 15.

MBA Recruiter – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, MBA Recruiter position located in Portland, OR.  Posting # P01243UF. Closes May 19.

NEW! Temporary Lifeguard – This recruitment will be used to fill two part-time Lifeguards for the 4-H Oregon Conference/Education Center at Oregon State University (OSU). These positions will be located in Salem, Oregon.  Posting# P00921CT.  Closes May 22.

UPDATED! Memorial Union invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Project Coordinator position. Position focus is event management and coordination. Posting #P00902CT. Closes May 22.

Analyst Programmer (Web Developer) – The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Web Developer. Posting # P00911CT. Closes May 29.

 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.

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. Closes June 16.

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. Posting closes on June 30.

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. Closes June 30.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Senior Coordinator, Orientation and Engagement. This position is responsible for pre-arrival and on-site orientation, cultural adjustment, social programming, and other programs and services to promote the social, personal, and academic well-being of INTO OSU students. This is a leadership position involving staff supervision and considerable outreach and engagement with key campus partners. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=27942&lang=en_US&source=CC3

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

Weather

Corvallis: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” ~ Yoda. Slight chance of showers in the morning and potential thunderstorms in the afternoon, high of 72, low of 51. Chance of showers Friday.

Central Oregon: Sunny followed by a chance of thunderstorms, high of 81, low of 52. Chance of showers Friday.

Newport: Slight chance of showers and patchy fog, high of 61, low of 52. Showers tomorrow.

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

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