OSU Today

June 19-23, 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.

Oprah in Oregon?! Winfrey makes surprise visit to OSU graduation (KATU)

Oprah Winfrey attended the Oregon State University graduation on Saturday. Oprah shared moments from her first visit to Oregon on her Instagram account. She flew into Corvallis to attend OSU’s 148th commencement ceremony.

Making dreams come true: OSU grads reflect on future plans (Gazette-Times)

As they prepared to pick up their diplomas at Oregon State University’s 148th annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, several soon-to-be graduates took some time to talk about their dreams for life after college.

The wild blue yonder: How the accidental discovery of an eye-popping new color changed a chemist’s life (ArtNet)

The hue—the first new blue to surface since cobalt in 1802—was born in 2009, when a lab accident led chemist Mas Subramanian and his team to realize that a super-heated mixture of the elements Yttrium, Indium and Manganese created a vibrantly blue complex organic pigment (hence the somewhat-clunky name). The first man-made pigment was Ancient Egypt’s Egyptian blue, making YInMn Blue the latest in a historic line of blue discoveries.

110 student rocketry teams will compete in ‘Spaceport America Cup’ (Space)

The competition is also an opportunity for lesser-known aerospace programs to give graduates flight opportunities in front of name-brand companies, said Nancy Squires, an adviser to the Oregon State University rocket team and an ESRA board member.

The Ins and Outs of Running a Stellar Rock Climbing Program (Camups Rec Magazine)

Ty Atwater, the Coordinator of Climbing and Wilderness Skills at Recreational Sports at Oregon State University, details how to safely operate the department’s two 43 – foot tall rock climbing walls and associated programs. 

The surprising effect of marijuana legalization on college students (Atlantic)

The authors, researchers from Oregon State University and the University of Michigan, note that this could be because teens who drink heavily might be more open to other forms of substance use—either because they are bigger risk-takers, or less religious, or for some other reason. (The authors looked at both smoking pot and eating cannabis-laced edibles.)

 New approach improves ability to predict metal’s reaction to water (Phys. Org)

Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new computational method that combines two techniques to make predictions faster, less costly and more effective. (see also KTVZ)

Organic survey: Transitioning farmers want mentors (AgriNews)

To learn more about the disparity between supply and demand, two Oregon farm groups recently conducted a nationwide survey of farmers who have participated in the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentive Program Organic Initiative between 2010 and 2015. Oregon State University’s Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems did the survey.

News roundtable (Think Out Loud)

Portland State University assistant professor Marisa Zapata, lawyer and former Oregon lawmaker Kevin Mannix, and Oregon State University associate professor Christopher McKnight Nichols join us to talk about some of the biggest news stories of the week.

East Oregon farmers target invasive tumbleweeds on acreage south of Ione (Register-Guard)

Research from ­Oregon State University also shows some tumbleweeds are becoming resistant to glyphosate, forcing farmers to turn to other higher-risk chemicals. If they can eliminate Russian thistle, Rietmann said it would dramatically reduce input costs and ensure farmers can afford no-till practices.

Tuesday

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. 

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.

Thursday

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.

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.

Friday

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.

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.

Saturday

NEW! OSUsed Store Yard Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for a special Saturday Yard Sale on June 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Will include special merchandise from Res. Hall Move-Out. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

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.

Upcoming events

NEW! 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 

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! Special Olympics Oregon seeks volunteers: The Summer State Games are the state championship competitions in the sports of athletics (track & field), bocce, golf and softball for 2,000 athletes. The games will take place in Corvallis on July 8-9. Volunteers are needed as timers, scorekeepers, runners, announcers, fans and officials. There are generally two shifts each day – morning and afternoon. Each shift is 4-5 hours in length. No experience necessary. To volunteer go to www.soor.org

NEW! Beaver Champion Award: Every year on University Day the President awards the Beaver Champion Award to an individual (or individuals) for outstanding effort, the achievement of excellence, extra effort beyond that requested, and performance of the highest quality. The President’s Office is seeking nominations for this award.  Please send nomination letters to Edward J. Ray, President, Office of the President, 600 Kerr Admin. Bldg. or to pres.office@oregonstate.edu

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

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.

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

Traffic and Maintenance

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.

Jobs

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

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.

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.

NEW! The Arts and Sciences Business Center (ASBC) at Oregon State University (OSU) is hiring an Accountant 2 position. Posting # P01008CT. Closes June 29

NEW! Farm/Ranch Supervisor – Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, has an immediate opening for a 12-month, full-time (1 FTE), fixed term position as a Farm/Ranch Supervisor.  Posting  #P01370UF.  Closes June 30.

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

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.

NEW! The School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) invites applications for a Graduate Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position, Posting # P01373UF. Closes July 10. 

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.

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

Weather

Corvallis: “In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible.” ~ Sarah Dessen. Sunny all week, highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s.

Central Oregon: Sunny, highs in the upper 80s, lows in the 40s.

Newport: Sunny, highs in the 60s, lows in the upper 40s.

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

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