OSU Today

Friday, June 16, 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.

Why ‘hydropolitics’ will shape the 21st Century (BBC News)

There are three main issues when it comes to water in the 21st Century, says Aaron Wolf. He’s a professor of geography at Oregon State University who specialises in water resource management and environmental policy.

OSU’s 148th commencement ceremony set for June 17 (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University will graduate a record 6,807 students during its 148th commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Reser Stadium in Corvallis.

Volcano ‘black box’ could predict eruptions years in advance (Daily Mirror)

Geologist Professor Adam Kent, of Oregon State University, said: “Mobility in magma is a function of temperature and most of the time when it is sitting there in the Earth’s crust under the volcano it is cool.

Pot on campus: Marijuana use is up for underage college kids (Newsweek)

Marijuana use among underage students on college campuses in Oregon—one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults—is on the rise, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Oregon State University. (see also KLCC, Newsroom America, KVAL)

City of Corvallis, OSU sign “We Are Still In” pledge to support climate action (Democrat-Herald)

The Corvallis mayor and the president of Oregon State University are among many Oregon officials who have signed a national pledge to support climate action. The pledge, called “We Are Still In,” surfaced after President Donald Trump on June 1 announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed the pledge, which promises to continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum also has signed.

2017’s Best 4th of July sales (Wallet Hub)

Aimee Huff, assistant professor of marketing at OSU, chimes in.

Controversial Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich won’t attend College World Series (CBS News)

As No. 1 Oregon State (54-4) gets set for play in the College World Series, it’ll do so without ace pitcher Luke Heimlich. The junior lefty was the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year, but reports surfaced last week that he pleaded guilty to felony child molestation when he was 15 years old. (see also LIFE@OSU, Oregonian, Eugene Weekly)

Bringing art to the people (Gazette-Times)

As they are every year at this time, the walls of Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery are adorned with the thesis projects of graduating art majors. But this year’s show has something different: Parked in the middle of the floor is a 4-by-8-foot flatbed utility trailer holding four galvanized planters filled with colorful flowers.


Biological & Ecological Engineering Thesis Defense: Keaton Lesnik, PhD Dissertation – Consider the Community: Linking Population and Functional Dynamics to Performance in Microbial Fuel Cells. Friday, June 16, 9 a.m., LPSC 125. Keaton is advised by Hong Liu of BEE.

NROTC Commissioning Ceremony: The seniors of the NROTC Beaver Battalion will be commissioning as Naval and Marine Corps Officers. Rear Admiral Mayes, Commander, Navy Region Northwest, will be the keynote speaker and will administer the oath of office. Friday, June 16, at 10 a.m. in the SEC Plaza. 

Beaver Classic Cheese Sales: Come purchase your favorite Beaver Classic Cheeses. Take home some of our new flavors…Porter Soaked, Hard Cider Soaked or Pinot Soaked Cheddars. Or our newest Award Winner…Smoked Cheddar – American Cheese Society 3rd Place 2016. Fridays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Withycombe 159. There will be no public sale on Friday, June 23. We are at Farmers Market on Saturdays, sharing a booth with The Organic Growers Club. For more information robin.frojen@oregonstate.edu

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.

Reception to honor record number of science graduates: The College of Science is hosting an outdoor reception for all science graduating seniors, graduate students and their families Friday, June 16, from 4-5:30 p.m. on the Valley Library Quad in front of Kidder Hall. The College will graduate a record 629 students with baccalaureate degrees, a five percent increase from last year. All science faculty, staff and advisors are welcome to attend. 

End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store is hosting its End of Term sale.  Big discounts on Beaver Gear, while supplies last.  Sale goes through Friday, June 16.


NEW! Commencement: Oregon State University will graduate a record 6,807 students during its 148th commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Reser Stadium in Corvallis. Gates will open at 9 a.m. for the event, which is free, open to the public and held rain or shine. Tickets are not required.

Garden Tour: The Albany Garden Tour is this Saturday, June 17. Come tour and get inspired by six Albany area gardens. This event is hosted by the Linn County Master Gardeners. Tickets are $15 and are available to purchase at Garland Nursery, Shonnard’s, Tom’s Garden Center, Nichols Garden Nursery and Green Thumb in Lebanon, as well as the Albany Visitors Center, or online at linnmastergardener.com

Air Force ROTC commissioning: Please celebrate with us as the Air Force ROTC 2017 Commissioning will be held Saturday, June 17 at 3 p.m. in the SEC outdoor pavilion. Please join us as we celebrate the commissioning of six new 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Air Force.

Upcoming events

NEW! Retirement Celebration: Connie Caranto will be retiring after 23 years of service.  Please join us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 23 in Cordley 2046 to thank her for her years of service.

Murphy Retirement: The Auxiliaries and Activities Business Center invites you to a reception honoring Doreen Murphy who is retiring after almost 29 years of service to OSU.  The reception will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 3:30 – 5 p.m., in University Plaza, Suite 170. Please RSVP to Courtney Seton at Courtney.seton@oregonstate.edu.

Community retirement reception for Angelo Gomez: On Friday, June 30, members of the OSU and broader community are invited to celebrate Angelo’s commitment to social justice and contributions in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion at OSU. We will gather from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Centro Cultural César Chávez. The program begins at 4 p.m. where you can share your stories about Angelo’s impacts on our community. Feel free to leave an online message, stories or well wishes for Angelo here.  For questions or to RSVP, contact events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717.  

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

Sustainable Landscape Training & Certification:  Learn to create sustainable, green, ecological landscapes that are more efficient in their use of pesticides, fertilizer, and water.  Cost is $25.  Class is held on June 20 and 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  at the OSU Extension Service-Lane County Office, 996 Jefferson St. Eugene.  Registration required. 

Higher Education Mentoring Symposium: You are invited the 2017 Oregon Higher Education Mentoring Symposium, hosted by Western Oregon University and Oregon State University on Thursday, June 22. This free, inaugural symposium will bring together all of Oregon’s public higher education partners interested in designing, building or sustaining a mentoring program. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Free. Click here to view the symposium agenda and to register.

Basic Food Preservation 101- Getting Ready for Summer Harvests:  The workshop will include information on canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and making your own jams and jellies.  Class held on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OSU Extension Service-Lane County, 996 Jefferson St. Eugene.  Cost is $15.  Registration required.

Girls OSU Summer Soccer Camp: The Oregon State Women’s Soccer team is holding a Summer Soccer 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 $85. Register at: osuwomenssoccercamps.com

Natural Products Workshop for STEM Educators: Explore how OSU researchers isolate and characterize novel antibiotics from Oregon soil microbes and engineer fungal strains to express new compounds. Discussions and molecular biology lab experiments, topics include epigenetics, genome editing, natural product development. July 10-11, 2017 at OSU-Cascades campus. Cost:  Free   Funds available to cover dormitory/meals/parking. To register,  email Kari van Zee at  vanzeek@science.oregonstate.edu Deadline to register: June 28.

Take Note 

NEW! INTO OSU Special Programs volunteering: Registration is now open for a limited number of volunteers to act as community hosts and conversant group leaders for the SEP Mexican Teacher Training Program with INTO OSU in July. Great cross-cultural opportunity to meet teachers from Mexico and show them the hospitality of OSU and Corvallis. Contact Rylan.Wall@oregonstate.edu for additional information. Please register as soon as possible before June 28 at https://goo.gl/forms/iR8WlX65ZrZ59mes2

NEW! Term-Long Laptops at the Valley Library: The Valley Library has 12 Dell laptops available for long-term borrowing. These laptops are term-long substitutes for students without computers. For more information or to fill out the application, go to bit.ly/valley-laptops. Applications are due Saturday, July 1. For further questions, email valley.circ@oregonstate.edu.

Commencement Program: Personalized Commencement Program book with each graduate’s name and photograph is now available for purchase at http://printmail.oregonstate.edu/commencementbook  Cost $15 plus shipping and handling. Or phone orders call 541-737-4941.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Summer Injuries With summer time activities come summer time injuries.  It’s important to have knowledge about different injuries and what steps to take if one should. Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics.

OSU Today summer schedule: OSU Today will switch to its weekly (Monday) schedule beginning June 19, and will resume daily publication fall term. In order to have an item listed in OSU Today for the following week, please send it to osutoday@oregonstate.edu by noon the Friday prior.

Older adult volunteers wanted for a multivitamin and immune function research study (Corvallis):  If you are healthy, age 55-75, non-smoking, not consuming foods or supplements high in zinc, and do not have allergies, diabetes, kidney, thyroid or intestinal problems or bariatric surgery, you may qualify to participate.  The study will take 15 weeks, and volunteers will receive $50. Principal Investigator: Adrian Fritz Gombart. Contact Sandra Uesugi, RN for more information: Sandra.uesugi@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3594

Apply by June 20 for Hybrid Course Funding—The Center for Teaching and Learning will support faculty redesigning Corvallis campus courses as hybrid courses during fall term. See the Hybrid Faculty Learning Community Request for Proposals for details. Space limited; apply now.

Printing and Mailing Services moving campus location: Printing and Mailing Services’ Xpress Stop location will be moving to MU61 this summer. We will be closing all print production on June 16 and will continue shipping services through June 23. Beginning June 24, the Xpress Stop will be closed completely at its current location. We will reopen in late July and all current services will continue to be available at our new location. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jeff Todd at 541-737-9062 or Jeffrey.todd@oregonstate.edu.

Hybrid Course Development Funding—Proposal Deadline Extended: The Center for Teaching and Learning supports instructors redesigning Corvallis campus courses as hybrid courses. See the Hybrid Faculty Learning Community Request for Proposals for details about this fall term opportunity. Proposal due date has been extended to June 20. For more information: Cub.Kahn@oregonstate.edu

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

Commencement Road Closure Information:  On Saturday, June 17 the following roads will be closed from 6 – 11 a.m.:  26th Street – from Western to Campus Way; Campus Way – from 15th to 26th; Jefferson – 15th to Campus Way; Benton Place, Waldo Place, Memorial Place. Ralph Miller Way closed 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Power outage: Pacific Power is making repairs in the underground vaults and the power may be shut off to various buildings Sunday, June 18. The power will be off at 8 a.m. and on between 3-4 p.m. at Arnold, Bloss, Dixon, Finley and Gill. The power will be off from 8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m., at the Facility Shops., Goss, ILLC, NROTC and Tebeau. The power will be off from 9-10 a.m. and 3-4 p.m., in LARC and the Refrigeration Trailer. For questions or comments on this notice contact, Stuart Larson  at 541-737-8313 or Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.

Gill Coliseum: The eastern portion of the parking lot north of Gill Coliseum at the corner of Washington & 26th Street  (View Map) will be blocked from Monday June 19– July 31 due to construction on 26th Street. The steam will be shut down in Gill Coliseum from June 27 – July 31 due to the 26th Street steam line replacement project. This will affect all steam services, includes heat & hot water building wide.

Motor Pool lot: To facilitate the reconstruction and expansion of the gravel parking lot west of the Motor Pool along Campus Way, all parking stalls will be closed for the duration of the project within the lot, June 12 – Sept.  15. There will also be closures to the adjacent sidewalks and access aisles for limited duration.  The access aisle to the Radiation Center will remain open, or the project will accommodate special deliveries.  Clark Meat Lab access will be provided as coordinated with the building manager, with pedestrian paths communicated to the public in advance of events and for normal business.  General construction noise and dust will be present during the lot reconstruction.

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.

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! Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) is recruiting for one full-time, 12-month, Accountant 1 in Corvallis.  Posting # P00993CT.  Closes June 19.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Project Coordinator position for the Office of University Events at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year and 5 months from the appointment begin date. Posting # P00990CT. Closes June 20.

Events Manager – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Events Manager position.  Posting # P01344UF. Closes June 20.

Student Leadership & Involvement is currently recruiting for an Assistant to the Executive Director. This position serves in a key leadership role for SLI, responsible for providing comprehensive support to the SLI Executive Director, the Student Experience Center, and Student Leadership & Involvement. This is an internal search. Posting # P01356UF. Closes June 23.

The Arts and Sciences Business Center (ASBC) at Oregon State University (OSU) is hiring an Accountant 1 position. Posting # P00988CT. Closes June 23. 

Education Program Assistant 1 – OSU Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part time (.45 FTE), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year), Education Program Assistant (EPA1) in Lincoln County. The position will be located in Newport, Oregon.  Posting# P00982CT.  Closes June 23.

The Arts and Sciences Business Center Human Resources group is seeking a Human Resources Consultant 1. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01358UF.  Closes June 25.

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.

Recreational Sports Facility Maintenance and Custodial Services Manager. The Department of Recreational Sports at Oregon State University invites initiative, teamwork, professionalism, and passion for well-being.  Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position.  Posting #P01365UF.  Closes June 28.

Oregon State University, Student Leadership & Involvement, is currently recruiting for a Late Night Coordinator. This position will lead in the creation of a new and innovative culture around late night programming focused on safe, fun and collaborative activities. Posting #PO1343UF. Closes June 28.

Information Technology Services (ITS) Director – The University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time, 12-month Information Technology Services (ITS) Director, Posting # P01349UF. Closes June 30.

Campus Security/Public Safety Officer.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Campus Security/Public Safety Officer.  Posting # P00986CT.  The full consideration date is June 15. Closes June 30.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

The Office of Pre-College Programs is seeking a GEAR UP School Liaison. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Project Director. Posting #P01361UF. Closes July 12. 

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is seeking a Financial Aid Director. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE),12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Provost. Posting #P01364UF. Closes July 15.

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 fundraising priorities of the college. https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ozoP4fwA&s=OSU_Today


Corvallis: “It’s harder to build than destroy. To build is to engage and change. In jazz, we call progressing harmonies changes. Changes are like obstacles on a speed course. They demand your attention and require you to be present. They are coming…they are here….. and then they are gone. It’s how life comes. Each moment is a procession from the future into the past and the sweet spot is always the present. Live in that sweet spot. Be present.” ~ Wynton Marsalis. Rain today, high of 66, low of 52. Partly sunny Saturday, sunny Sunday.

Central Oregon: Scattered showers, high of 64, low of 44. Mostly sunny Saturday, sunny Sunday.

Newport: Rain, high of 60, low of 52. Partly sunny Saturday, sunny Sunday.

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

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