OSU Today

Monday, Oct. 2, 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.

 Kneeling players are showing their country tough love, not disrespect (Washington Post)

A piece co-written by OSU’s Christopher McKnight Nichols.

United Way hopes to reduce childhood trauma (Bend Bulletin)

United Way has also reached out to multiple educators and researchers at Oregon State University to develop a metric system in order to gauge future success of the various programs.

Study links U.S. 97 crash data with lack of truck parking (Bend Bulletin)

A pilot study by Oregon State University found that too few parking spaces for truckers to rest along the U.S. Highway 97 corridor may have contributed to about $75 million in damages due to truck crashes over seven years.

‘Very impressive’ marine life enters North America on debris from Japanese tsunami (CBC News Canada)

The District of Ucluelet sent collected marine animals for analysis to Carlton, Oregon State University and Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Mussels, rose and thatched barnacles, Japanese oysters, shipworms, a mystery clam and red algae have been discovered around Ucluelet. (see also The Guardian)

Growth of OSU-Cascades in Bend hinges on state funding (KUOW)

This week marks the first full week of classes at Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend. There are about 1,200 students there now, and the university plans to eventually have 5,000 on campus. But that growth might take a while, if the state doesn’t come through with more funding.

Pavilion playfully dubbed ‘Freres Stonehenge’ (Statesman Journal)

It’s a product of mass-plywood panel, a super-sturdy, cutting edge product that Freres worked in conjunction with Oregon State University researchers to develop and patent. The company is currently constructing a specialized mill east of Lyons that will produce mass-plywood panel.

OSU researchers test Houston residents for toxic exposure (Register-Guard)

Hundreds of Houston residents are wearing silicon wristbands that will allow researchers at Oregon State University to find out what toxic chemicals they may have been exposed to in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Read with the Beavers starts Wednesday (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University athletes are back in the library at a new day and time. The Read with the Beavs programs is moving to Wednesday starting next week.

Oregon Bounty event set at Capitol (Capital Press)

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon State University are teaming up to offer a taste of locally grown food and an opportunity to purchase from local vendors.

News roundtable (Think Out Loud)

OSU’s Christopher McKnight Nichols appears.

Fun the Forest: More than 700 sixth graders learn about the forest outside their door (Herald & News)

“This is the Klamath Basin’s back yard,” said Daniel Leavell, with Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center, which organized the event. “We camp in the forest, we fish and hunt, and we play in the forest. But not many people understand the habitat or the forest products or the multiple uses we can get out of the forest.”

Indigo Rose tomatoes a surprisingly healthy fruit (Daily Tribune)

This tomato was developed by Oregon State University. The ancestors of Indigo Rose include dark-colored tomatoes from breeders in Bulgaria and the U.S. and wild tomatoes from Chile and the Galapagos Islands. Indigo Rose’s beginnings were in the 1960s.

Today

NEW! Labyrinth walk: An open Labyrinth Walk will be offered to the OSU community Monday, Oct 2, 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. in MU Room #109.  Claim some time to let go of the stress, find a focus, or experience a centering for your life and work.  Come and go as your schedule allows. Free.  Hosted by United Campus Ministry at Westminster House.

Professional Faculty Leadership Associate (PFLA) Brown Bag lunch social gathering Monday, Oct. 2 from noon-1 p.m. in the Memorial Union (MU) room 213. Bring your lunch and join us for a brief presentation and overview of PFLA including new membership benefits. No RSVP is required, but space is limited.  

Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Jonah Piovia-Scott, Assistant Professor, WSU Vancouver will present a seminar, “Temporal Variation in Trophic Cascades: Case Studies from an Island Ecosystem” on Monday, Oct. 2 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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! 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 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

NEW! ”Let’s Talk” Meeting for Classified Staff Working in Business Centers: We will talk about how to positively impact the new audit in a collaborative way, and any other classified issues. Tuesday Oct. 3, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.. Willamette East – 3rd Floor Valley Library. Lunch served, please drop by on your break! For more information contact SEIU campus organizer Siobhan Burke at burkes@seiu503.org.

NEW! Faculty Staff Prayer Group: If you teach or work at OSU you are invited to join Deacon and Professor Chris Anderson and others in the Faculty Staff Prayer Group, every Wednesday at noon in the chapel at the Newman Center on Monroe.  It’s quiet.  It’s informal.  We simply sit in a circle and reflect together on the Sunday gospel as a way of centering and strengthening us in our work at the university.  So please come and join us.  You are very welcome.  For more information, email  deaconcanderson@gmail.com.     Sponsored by the OSU Newman Center and Newman Club.

NEW! Music a la Carte: OSU Music faculty members Becky Jeffers and Angela Carlson perform a Four-Hand Piano recital featuring works by Weber, Slavicky, Dvorak and Leroy Anderson. Friday, Oct. 6 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way. Free.

NEW! Charlene Alexander Welcome Reception: A reception welcoming Charlene Alexander, new Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer with the Office of Institutional Diversity, will be held from 3 – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the Student Experience Center (SEC 112). All members of OSU and the broader community are invited to enjoy desserts, beverages, and to meet Charlene. For more information or questions, please contact University Events events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717.

NEW! New Faculty Orientation: The Research Office will host a half day New Faculty Orientation event on Nov. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Horizon Room that will introduce you to critical information, resources, and services to empower your research and outreach efforts. Vice President for Research, Cindy Sagers, will introduce the event and a panel discussion with distinguished research faculty will follow at 2:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Registerhttps://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3fO8QesQpYl2KfX For questions contact Jane Cigarran at jane.cigarran@oregonstate.edu

Science Success Center Open for Business: Join us for the grand opening of our Science Success Center in the College of Science that offers an inclusive science resource center where students and faculty can make connections to enhance their lives academically, socially, professionally, and personally. The Open House is Monday, Oct.  9, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Kidder Hall, room 109.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! OMSI Communication Fellowship Info Session: Attention STEM students and faculty! OMSI will be giving a presentation & answering questions about their science communication program. Student participation fulfills Broader Impact and outreach goals for OSU grant-funded research. Bring your lunch and join us on Oct. 4 from noon – 1 p.m. in LPSC 402 to learn more + demo presentations from current fellows! Contact amanda.polley@oregonstate.edu with questions.

Tuesday Teaching Talks: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in a certificated series of teaching workshops. Attend one, some, or all. On Oct. 3, we will explore various approaches for effectively planning and reflecting on lessons. If available, please bring samples of your current lesson plans. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by! Learn more here. Contact us here.

Workshop on Faculty Political Engagement: This is an interactive workshop and discussion session on how OSU Faculty can engage in legislative advocacy at the state and federal level. The goal of this event is to provide OSU Faculty with a better understanding of how they can participate effectively in Salem and Washington D.C., both as individual faculty members and on behalf of the University. Tuesday, Oct. 3, noon – 1:30 p.m., MU Horizon Room. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Sept. 29. RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/70n5IKwqIfNIi8Ho2. Streaming: http://senate.oregonstate.edu/ Questions/Concerns: 737-4514 or claire.mcmorris@oregonstate.edu

Apply now for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program: If you are interested in conducting research about online teaching and learning, the Ecampus Research Unit will help you plan your proposal for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. The Ecampus Research Unit annually funds up to five faculty and/or department projects – $20,000 each – to support research in the areas of distance and online education, including hybrid delivery. Info sessions will be held Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. and Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at the 4th floor of The Valley Library, Kelley Conference Room. Applications are due Nov. 1. For more info, contact Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, MaryEllen.DelloStritto@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Supplier Showcase, Event and Travel Planner Expo: The OSU Merchant Expo/Supplier Showcase and the Event & Travel Planners Tradeshow is now the OSU Supplier Showcase, Event and Travel Planner Expo. Brought to you by Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) and University Conference Services (CS). The goal for the event is to connect OSU staff in the market for goods, services, and event and travel planners with suppliers interested in doing business with OSU. Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center and The LaSells Stewart Center. Go online to find out more and let us know if you will be attending:  https://osuexpo.org/

Smoking and Curing – includes Sausage and Jerky Making: Includes safety and tips on smoking meat, fish, veggies and cheese.  Tips on curing your own meats, making summer sausage and jerky.  Lunch provided featuring smoked and cured products shown in class. October 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Community of Christ Church 1485 Gilham Rd., Eugene $60. Registration Required

Ties to the Land- Your family farm or forest heritage.  Planning for an orderly transition: Tamara Cushing, OSU Extension Specialist leads this interactive workshop providing the tools families with small Farms and woodlands need to decide the future of their land and land-based businesses. Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Emerald People’s Utility District Meeting Rm. 33733 Seavey Loop R. Eugene. $50 per family. Registration Required by Oct. 12.

Student Volunteer Opportunity: The Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center will be hosting it’s fall volunteer training session on Monday, Oct. 16 from 4-6 p.m. If you are interested in learning about survivor advocacy and working with our team to plan programs and events for the 2017-2018 academic year, please contact amanda.stevens@oregonstate.edu for more information on this fun and valuable training opportunity. Pizza and refreshments will be provided! For more information on the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center and what we do, please visit http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/sarc

Take Note 

External Course 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, Oct. 20.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the Winter 2018 External Course Fees before they become effective Nov. 1.  The proposed fees are available electronically as a pdf upon request. Comments or requests should be directed to Susan Barba at susan.barba@oregonstate.edu.

GrantForward: Oregon State University has an institutional subscription to GrantFowardAn excellent resource to search for funding opportunities.  Contact Research.Development@oregonstate.edu if you need assistance with creating a profile.   

Weekly update from research development: The Office for Research Development emails a Weekly Update with information on Limited Submissions, Foundation, Featured Funding opportunities, and special Research Office announcements.   Click to Subscribe to the Research ListServ and receive the Weekly Update, or email Research.Development@oregonstate.edu with your name and we will add you to the ListServ. 

Fall Family Weekend Events: OSU Program Council is looking for student organizations and OSU departments that are planning events during Fall Family Weekend that would like to have their event information included in the program for the weekend. Please email Kayla.Gilkison@oregonstate.edu with the event title, organization name, date and time of event, location, and a brief 1-2 sentence description of the event by Oct. 6, to be included in the program.

Traffic and Maintenance

Jobs

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

Sous Chef – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for a Sous Chef.  This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed term, professional faculty positions, with reappointment at the discretion of the Director.  Posting # P01602UF.  For full consideration, apply by Oct 2.  Closes Oct 16.

Transportation Options Supervisor: The Transportation Services department is seeking a Transportation Options Supervisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting #P01631UF. Closes Oct. 2.

Administrative Program Assistant – The OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time (approximately 18 hours per week), Administrative Program Assistant (APA) in the Extension office in Portland (located in the Brooklyn neighborhood). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately one year from the appointment begin date. This position will have a priority designation for working with Spanish speaking audiences through the utilization of bilingual/bi-literate/bi-cultural skills.  Posting# P01181CT.  Closes Oct. 2.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position for their Newport Office. Posting #P01154CT. Closes Oct. 2. This position is located in Newport, Oregon.

Education Program Assistant 1 – Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time (approximately 18 hours per week), (.45 FTE), Limited Duration (approximately 9 months), Education Program Assistant (EPA1) with the Jefferson County Extension office in Madras. This position will work as a member of a regional and statewide team of Extension FCH (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences).  Posting# P01182CT.  Closes Oct. 3.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 1, position for the Enrollment Management Information Technology at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # P01186CT. Full consideration Oct. 4. Closes Oct. 11.

Education Program Assistant 1 – Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time, .80 FTE (approximately 32 hours per week), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year), Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) in Columbia County. This position will be located in St. Helens, Oregon. This position will work as a member of a regional and statewide team in the FCH program (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences).  Posting# P01185CT.  Closes Oct. 4.

The Office of the Registrar is seeking a Project Manager for Student & Academic Services. This is a full- time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Registrar. This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting # P01638UF. Closes Oct. 5.

 Education Program Assistant 1 – Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time, .65 FTE (approximately 26 hours per week), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year), Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) in Columbia County. This position will be located in St. Helens, Oregon. This position will work as a member of a regional and statewide team in the FCH program (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences).  Posting# P01187CT.  Closes Oct. 5.

Academic Advisor  – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-monthAcademic Advisor position.  Posting  #P01601UF. Closes Oct. 6.

The Office of Admissions is seeking an Assistant Director of Operations. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P01584UF. Closes Oct. 6.

The Office of Human Resources in the Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) is seeking a Human Resources Consultant 1. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Posting # P01613UF. Closes Oct. 6.

Facilities Services is seeking a Plumber. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month position. Posting # P01194CT. Closes Oct. 9.

Administrative Program Assistant – The Office of International Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant. Posting #P01200CT. The date for full consideration of applications is Oct. 11. The position closes Oct. 18.

Newport Business Office Manager – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Business Office Manager position for their Newport Office. Posting #P01575UF. Closes Oct. 11. This position is located in Newport, Oregon.

PACE Program Coordinator – OSU Profession and Continuing Education invites applications for one full-time Program Coordinator. This position provides project management support for the Program Management team, setting up projects, maintaining schedules, ensuring deadlines are met and materials are distributed for non-degree certificate programs. This includes, but is not limited to, organizing and maintaining the PACE course schedule, working with outside vendors and PACE clients, counseling students, coordinating with the Marketing team, and supporting faculty and instructors. Posting #P01177CT. Closes Oct 11.

NEW! Academic Technologies at Oregon State University is recruiting for an Equipment Systems Specialist, Comp Level 2.  This is a full-time 12 month position.  Posting # P01202CT.  Closes Oct. 13.

NEW! The Office of Precollege Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, academic wage salaried position. This position is anticipated to last one year. Posting # P00325AW. Closes Oct. 13.

 The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences and the OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice, Extension Field Crops and Watershed Management position located in Malheur County, Oregon. Posting # P01591UF. Closes Oct. 13.

The Office of Financial Aid is seeking a Financial Aid Advisor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P01604UF. Closes Oct. 13.

NEW! Office Specialist – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 1 position for the Tillamook County Extension Office at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Tillamook, Oregon.  Posting #P01198CT.  Closes Oct. 18.

4-H Youth Development Educator – The 4-H Youth Development Off Campus office is seeking a full-time, 12 month, 4-H Youth Development Educator position, affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health & Human Sciences. This position is located in Baker City, Baker County and reports to the Outreach and Engagement Regional Administrator. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and the Regional Administrator.  Posting# P01619UF.  Closes Oct. 19.

4-H Youth Development Educator – Oregon State University Extension invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term, 4-H Youth Development Educator position, affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health & Human Sciences. The position is located in Heppner, Oregon in Morrow County, and reports to the Outreach and Engagement Regional Administrator (RA). Reappointment is at the discretion of the Regional Administrator in consultation with the 4-H Program Leader.  Posting# P01606UF.  Closes Oct. 20.

Supervisor-University Facilities/Operations: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (FW) is seeking a Facilities, Compliance, and Safety Manager. This person will serve in two primary capacities: (1) Facilities Manager and (2) Safety and Compliance Manager. Posting #P01597UF. Closes Oct. 22.

Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for three full-time, 10-month, classified Cook 1 positions.  Posting # P01125CT. Closing date is Dec 29 or when filled.

ABE Teacher  The College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) is seeking an ABE Teacher. This is a part-time, .49 FTE, 9-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01530UF. Closes June 30, 2018.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an new opportunity for a Facilities and Office Technician. This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Foundation’s Corvallis building, offices, and grounds, and for selected facilities activities in the Foundation’s Portland office.  Learn more or apply at:  www.osufoundation.org 

The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an Service Desk Support Technician (helpdesk) in Information Technology.  This position will assist in the implementation and support of OSU Foundation IT systems by providing first level support for the ITS Service Desk responding to and addressing requests for assistance with technical problems and issues. The Service Desk Support Technician will provide support to all OSU Foundation offices, including the main Corvallis office, three offices on the OSU Corvallis campus, one office in Portland, and one office in Bend.  Learn more or apply at:  www.osufoundation.org

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an innovative Oregon State student to work in the Donor Relations department. Be part of the team that says thank you and makes sure that generous supporters know their gifts are having a positive impact on campus. Alumni, parents, and others donate over $100 million a year to OSU for scholarships, new facilities, and research projects. This position works a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Students must be available during summer months.  Hourly wage is $10 – $12.  Visit About Us at the OSU Foundation website http://www.osufoundation.org to learn more details and how to apply.

Web Development Student InternshipThe OSU Foundation seeks an energetic and creative Oregon State student to join our talented Communications team as a Web Intern. This student position offers an exciting opportunity to increase your knowledge of website and multimedia development and digital communications processes, while building your professional portfolio. Projects will include building and editing web pages, multimedia features, and digital communications for the OSU Foundation. Up to 20 hours per week. Work must be completed onsite at the OSU Foundation office during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday). Applicants must be current OSU students. This position is open immediately with preference given to applicants who have an interest in continuing work throughout the 2016-17 academic year. Work-study students are encouraged to apply.  $10.25-12/hour.  Apply at http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=4481www.osufoundation.org

The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an Athletic Development Events Student Worker on our Athletics Communication and Stewardship teamUnder the direction of the Events Director, interns will observe and assist in projects related to event planning.  Responsibilities include engaging in strategic planning for upcoming events, opportunity to innovate new fundraising events, researching potential venues, purchasing and organizing events supplies, crafting communication, assist with RSVP guest and invitation lists, tracking information, assist with on-site event execution including set-up, registration and breakdown, and other duties as needed.

Weather

Corvallis: “October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.” — Nova Bair. Becoming sunny, high of 65, low of 40. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, high of 56, low of 31. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Becoming sunny, high of 59, low of 50. Sunny tomorrow.

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

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