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Wednesday, June 7, 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.

Scholars see in Trump a long tradition of isolationism (San Antonio Express-News)

“Without that pledge, the alliance is useless,” said Christopher Nichols, a history professor at Oregon State University who is writing a book on American isolationism. “Presidents who don’t pledge collective security undermine security. This is one case where words really matter. “The resulting criticism from European leaders “signals the diminishment of an alliance system that helped keep the world out of a major war for three generations now,” Nichols said.

Editorial: Donors create a better world for OSU-Cascades (Bend Bulletin)

Brooks Resources Corp. and the company’s Bend Foundation placed a more than $500,000 bet on the future of Oregon State University-Cascades recently when, together, they made a $575,000 gift to the school.

Hospitals doubling antivenom for eclipse (Bend Bulletin)

“That’s going to be tough because the recommendation is going to be … be careful, keep your eyes peeled — which doesn’t usually coincide with music festival behavior,” said ­Nicole Strong, a forestry and natural resources agent with Oregon State University-Extension for Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties. “It’s going to be interesting.”

Going for the orange in Oregon State rebrand (Transform Magazine)

The mighty Beavers of Oregon State University are now rather long in the tooth, having fought it out with Pac-12 competition since helping found the conference in 1915. Now, the team, and the university, are putting a new face forward on both the beaver itself and the university as a whole.

Protecting ocean waters will aid climate adaption (Climate Central)

“This is the first global analysis of research that looks specifically at the potential role of marine reserves in helping mitigate and adapt to climate change,” said study co-author Jane Lubchenco, a marine studies professor at Oregon State University and a former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under President Obama. “We conclude that marine reserves are a powerful but underutilized tool to help sequester carbon and adapt to climate change. In short, marine reserves are climate reserves.”

OSU remains committed to addressing climate change (LIFE@OSU)

OSU President Edward J. Ray wrote this statement on June 6, 2017, announcing the university’s continued commitment to addressing climate change.

Portland approves permit for US’ first all-wood high-rise (WSIL TV)

For this project, scientists at Portland State University and Oregon State University subjected large panels of CLT to hundreds of thousands of pounds of pressure and experimented with different methods for joining them together. (see also US News & World Report)

From Groton High to an Oregon State professor (Ithaca Journal)

Currently, Higgins is a professor at Oregon State University. His 12-page résumé includes the following: He has been published more than 40 times, has taught 20 credit-bearing and eight non-credit-bearing courses, has made nearly 30 presentations to his peers relating to geophysics, advised more than 40 graduate and undergraduate students, and reviews articles for 18 scientific journals.


Dept of Animal & Rangeland Science defense  Joel M. Skotte will speak on “Business in Agriculture: Cattle economics and management” June 7, 10 a.m. in Oldfield 102.

MS Defense Seminar: “The Soundcheck of the Sea: Comparing Marine Soundscapes on a Global Scale” – Samara Haver, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Wednesday, June 7, 10 a.m., Guin Library Seminar Room, HMSC. Streaming via Adobe Connect: http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/hmscdefense .

CIA “Chemistry is Awesome” Party!: Wednesday, June 7, 5-7 p.m., Gilbert Hall/GBAD Breezeway.  Chemistry demos, free food, liquid nitrogen ice cream, free prizes, games,  poster session, and fun for all.  If you’re a current OSU student and you’ve ever taken a Chemistry class, you’re invited.  Come join us, we can’t wait to see you there.  More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1618122751782669/

Scientific Illustration Exhibition: Selected works by graduate and undergraduate Integrative Biology, Botany and Plant Pathology and studio art students from Z507 Winter 2016, taught by Professor David Maddison. Reception June 7, 5-6 p.m., open viewing June 8-9, 3-5 p.m. All events in Cordley Hall, Room 3021. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

New Media Communications Student Show: June 7, 5 – 8 p.m. Experience the work of Oregon State University New Media Communications students in the newly completed visualization lab in Snell Hall. Video, animation and virtual reality projects will be screened on multiple large displays in this unique presentation space. Featured this year is a multifaceted exploration of Oregon’s river systems. Join us in our new facility to celebrate a diverse array of work that bridges art and science through creative approaches to digital storytelling.

OSU University Chorale: Mozart’s Missa Brevis and more! Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Road. Free.

Upcoming events

NEW! Faculty Senate: The Faculty Senate will meet June 8, 3–5 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center – Construction and Engineering Hall. Special Reports include a report from and dialog with the OSU Board of Trustees Chair – Pat Reser and an OSU Board of Trustees Meeting Recap with Mike Bailey. Following the Faculty Senate meeting will a reception for Pat Reser, inaugural chair of the OSU Board of Trustees, in the Myrtle Tree Alcove and Gallery. The agenda is online at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/june-8-2017-faculty-senate-agenda. To participate in Faculty Senate meetings via WebEx, please copy the URL and paste into a browser to access – https://oregonstate.webex.com. If you are asked for a meeting number, insert 921 759 624.

NEW! Book reading: Michael Branch will read from two new books, Raising Wild and Rants from the Hill, Friday, June 9, 7 p.m., Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 SW 2nd. Branch is a professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives and writes in the western Great Basin Desert. http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/126639/

NEW! The President’s Concert: OSU Chamber Choir presents “Music of Spheres,” a special SPARK event. Saturday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist, 1165 NW Monroe Avenue. $10 adults. OSU students with ID and K-12 youth admitted free. CAFA discounts apply. Advance tickets at: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACevents.

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

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Management Strategies for Small, Structurally Diverse and Income-Generating Forests:  thesis presentation by Julian Geisel, MS candidate in Wood Science and Forest Ecosystems and Society.  Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. in Richardson Hall 107.  Free admission.  For accommodations contact Jessica.King@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Structural Performance of Hybrid CLT for Seismic Applications: Dissertation presentation by Vahid Mahdavifar, PhD candidate in Wood Science and Civil Engineering.  Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m in Kearney Hall 311.  Free admission.

NEW! Library Faculty Association Seminar Series: “Boswellizing OSU: On the Attempt to Create an Oral History of a Large Place,” with Chris Peterson, Senior Faculty Research Assistant in our Special Collections and University Archives Research Center. June 9, 10-11:30 a.m., Willamette Seminar Rooms (Valley 3622) on the 3rd floor of the Valley Library. Light refreshments will be provided. Join Using WebEx  remotely. http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event119682/  

NEW! Trang Dang — PhD Defense, OSU Dept. of Integrative Biology: “The effects of host and pathogen variation on infection dynamics in the amphibian-chytrid system,” Friday, June 9, 11 a.m. in LPSC 402.

NEW! OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Jonathan Garcia, Assistant Professor of Global Health at OSU, will give a lecture on “How to Use Ethnography to Transform Clinical Trials ”  Garcia will speak on June 9 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program’s “Tan Sack” Lecture Series.

NEW! Master Lean Six Sigma Methodology and Advance Business Effectiveness. Apply Lean Six Sigma tools  and techniques to a real-world tangible case-study and present quantifiable outcomes.  Learn more.

NEW! Become a Natural Leader in Three Days with New Leadership Retreat in Bend. Immerse yourself in an OSU-exclusive experience designed to enhance your leadership skills, accelerate your self-awareness and increase your team’s overall productivity and satisfaction. Secure your seat.

NEW! Master Team Motivation and Keep Your Best People in One-Day Seminar. Develop deeper interpersonal skills to successfully manage and foster continuous improvement in your company and team. You can choose between Corvallis (June 13) or Bend (June 23) location. Secure your seat.

NEW! Free! Three-Day Drones in the Classroom Workshop for Oregon Educators. OSU and Oregon Department of Education are partnering to offer a 3-day training on using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the classroom. Learn more.

Emily R. Reynolds — MS Defense, OSU Dept. of Integrative Biology: “The behavioral responses of western toad (Anaxyrus boreas) larvae to simultaneous stressors,” Thursday, June 8, 2 p.m. in ALS 4001.

Expeditions: OSU’s precollege TAG programs are still accepting students. Expeditions serves talented, gifted and highly able students entering fourth/fifth grades in the fall. Held July 10 – 21 at Linus Pauling Middle School, the morning program has a noon transportation option to OSU KidSpirit and busing to surrounding communities.  expeditions.oregonstate.edu or carol.brown@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-2670

Adventures in Learning: Adventures in Learning is for talented, gifted and highly able students entering grades six and seven, and Outside the Box serves students entering grades eight, nine and ten.  Both are full-day programs held on the OSU campus on July 10 – 21. Busing to surrounding communities is available.

ail.oregonstate.edu and box.oregonstate.edu or dennis.hickey@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-2403

OSU’s Popular Craft Cidery Startup Workshop Returns to Portland June 11-15: Learn the essentials of opening your own cider business with this exclusive, one-of-a-kind workshop. Learn more.

OSU’s HTML, CSS & JavaScript Programming Online Boot Camp Starts June 12:  Amazing opportunity to gain “recession-proof” skills to create interactive websites and be fluent with in-demand coding languages. Learn in  a flexible, affordable online format. Register now.

Graphic Design for the Web 4-Week Online Course: Popular course focuses on design principles and tools for successful web design. Learn more.

Take Note 

NEW! Forest Regeneration in Changing Environments Conference: Join us July 11-13 at The LaSells Stewart Center for a conference that will bring together leading forest researchers and practitioners to share the latest research findings on managing forest regeneration and early stand dynamics in changing environments around the globe. Graduate student participation is highly encouraged! Early Bird Registration (save $50!) ends on June 15. For the event schedule, or to register for the conference, see the event website.

UPDATED! External 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, June 23, 2017.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the Spring 2017 external fees before they become effective on July 1, 2017.  The proposed fees can be reviewed at the Valley Library circulation desk, or electronically as a pdf upon request.  Comments or requests should be directed to Susan Barba at susan.barba@oregonstate.edu.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Wildfire  Increasing numbers of people are making their homes in woodland settings, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. These residents face the danger of wildfires. Wildfires often begin unnoticed, however they spread very quickly. Reduce your risk by preparing now – before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area.  Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/06-01%20wildfire.pdf.

Girls OSU Summer Soccer Camp: Looking for some fun for your daughter over Summer Break… Then look no further. The Oregon State Women’s Soccer team is holding a Spring Break Camp for 1st – 6th graders. Your daughter will have the opportunity to be coached by the OSU Women’s Soccer Staff and learn new skills and have fun. June 26-28, 9 a.m.-noon, Truax Indoor Center. Cost is $85. Register at osuwomenssoccercamps.com

Healthy & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety while the temperature is rising this season by providing helpful information on heat related safety, available online at http://www.saif.com/safetyandhealth/topics/prevent-injuries/heat/cold-stress.html. 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.

15% Discount for all OSU Faculty and Staff!  Save on all professional development courses when you pay individually or when your department pays for your continued growth. Discover more.

Division of International Programs – Scholarships for International Students – Deadline Extended: The deadline for Scholarships for Continuing International Students has been extended from May 5 to June 16. F-1 or J-1 students, with economic need, who have studied a minimum of 3 terms at OSU in a degree-seeking program are encouraged to apply. The minimum overall GPA for undergraduate students is 2.5 and graduate students is 3.0. Preference will be given to students nearing degree completion. For more information and to apply visit http://international.oregonstate.edu/webform/office-international-services/osu-scholarships-international-students.

Marine Studies Initiative questionnaire: The Marine Studies Initiative is asking for help completing a brief questionnaire to help them gauge your familiarity with the program.  Your participation will play a crucial role in planning to bring you new and exciting opportunities. The questionnaire should take less than 5 minutes to complete. To begin the survey click: https://tinyurl.com/survey-msi This survey is confidential. For more information marinestudies@oregonstate.edu or Facebook. 

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Burt Hall: Due to the City of Corvallis removing a street tree adjacent to campus near Burt Hall, the parking along the east side of 27th will be unavailable as well as limited pedestrian access.  The closure will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 9 (View Map).

ROTC lots: Due to the Super Regional Baseball Playoffs, on June 6 – June 11, Coleman Field East and three, spaces in the Navy ROTC Armory East lots will be reserved for NCAA Baseball officials and business (View Map).

2017-18 Parking Permit Sales Schedule: Permit sales for same-zone purchases are just a couple of months away. The sales schedule for 2017-18 annual permits can be found at http://fa.oregonstate.edu/parking/permit_renewal.

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.


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

The Graduate School is seeking an Associate Dean.  This is a part-time, .50 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  This is an Internal Recruitment. Full consideration June 8. Closes June 12.

Program Representative 1 This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Program Representative 1 position for the Business Affairs Office at Oregon State University. Posting# P00973CT. For full consideration apply by June 9. Closes: June 12.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for Senior Coordinator-Housing and Operations. This position is designed to provide leadership and management for assigned areas on the Student Services team and involves staff supervision and considerable outreach and engagement with internal and campus partners. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=28834&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Deadline is June 11.

Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) is seeking one part-time PCMM Student Admin position.  This is a Student Clerical Position, must meet student employment eligibility guidelines. Posting # P02363SE.  Closes June 12.

Student Clerical (ID Center Office Assistant) This recruitment will be used to fill three part-time Student Clerical positions for the ID Center within the Business Affairs Department at OSU. Posting # P02324SE. Closes June 12.

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.  Closes June 12.

The Vice President for Research Office is seeking a Commercialization Catalyst Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01326UF. Closes June 13.  

 NEW! The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) at Oregon State University (OSU) is hiring an Accountant 1 position. Posting # P00981CT. Closes June 14.

 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.

Director of Strategic Engagement – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of Strategic Engagement. Posting # P01316UF. Full consideration date: June 16. Closes July 1.

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.

Assistant Director for Professional Development – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Assistant Director for Professional Development position.  Posting P01315UF. Closes June 18.

Academic Technologies is seeking a Program 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 Number P01342UF.  Closes July 1 with a Full-Consideration date of June 19.

NEW! – Web Developer OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Web Developer who designs, develops, analyzes, and maintains scalable applications created in PHP, MySQL, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, and others. This position provides programming support by collaborating with faculty, administrators and other clients to design and develop instructional technology and other web-based educational resources for courses and modules. Posting #P00980CT. Closes June 26.

NEW! Academic Technologies is seeking three part-time (a maximum of 20 hours a week) Student Classroom Technicians.  Posting # P02390SE. Closes June 30.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Advocacy Specialist to serve in the Survivors Advocacy and Resource Center Posting #P01336UFT.  Closes June 30.

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. Closes June 30.   

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.

NEW! Director of Admissions and Recruitment/OSU-Cascades.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position as the OSU-Cascades Director of Admissions and Recruitment.  The OSU-Cascades Director of Admissions and Recruitment will provide strategic and visionary leadership for undergraduate and graduate student recruiting, direct recruitment marketing, and oversee the office of recruitment. Posting #P01345UF.  Closes July 7.  

NEW! The Office of Admissions is seeking a Regional Admissions Advisor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. This position is required to be based out of the individual’s home who must reside within specified boundaries in or near Portland or as approved. Posting #P01347UF. Closes July 7.

Fiscal Coordinator 2– The University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time, 12-month Fiscal Coordinator 2, Post # P00977CT, Closes Dec. 31.

The OSU Alumni Association has an opening for a student position on the membership team.  This is a year-round position starting in the fall. This is a part-time student position working 10 – 20 hours per week at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  Lean more about the position at OSUFoundation.org – About – Careers – Student Job Openings.   Current OSU students can apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Christi Kasten, Sr. Associate Executive Director by email at christi.kasten@oregonstate.edu.

Education Project Assistant – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Education Project Assistant.  Posting #P00924CT. Position open until filled.

Education Project Assistant – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Education Project Assistant (Spanish required).  Posting #P00925CT. Position open until filled.

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


Corvallis: “Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them.” ~ Victor Hugo. Partly sunny, high of 76, low of 57. Rain followed by showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of thunderstorms, high of 86, low of 55. Showers likely tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny, high of 63, low of 52. Rain followed by showers tomorrow.

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

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