OSU Today

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Eugene family of four fled Las Vegas shooting in terror (Register-Guard)

Lauren Card returned to school at Oregon State University on Tuesday, but she still is struggling with her memories of the shooting. She heard a ­moped go by near campus Tuesday, Baird said, and had a flashback.

Capitol Roundup: Time’s up for tax vote (Bend Bulletin)

One group hoping to get some traction in the short session are backers of Oregon State University-Cascades. The fastest growing university in the fastest growing part of the state only received $9.5 million of $69.5 million requested during the 2017 legislative session.

Lawmakers focus on air pollution from wildfire (East Oregonian)

Wednesday’s hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee will feature a panel including John Bailey, a professor of silviculture and fire management at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Bailey said he plans to discuss the growing length of severity of fire seasons with lawmakers.

Upcoming canola study frames talks on crop’s future (Capital Press)

The report from Oregon State University is expected to frame negotiations over canola’s future in the valley, where most cultivation of the crop is banned until 2019.

Julie Green at Texas State University (Glasstire)

Julie Green, an Oregon State University-based artist, combines our familiarity with food and our fascination with prison life in her exhibition The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates at Texas State University’s Galleries in San Marcos.

Today

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.

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.

WRGP Fall Seminar Series. John Loomis, Professor of Economics, Colorado State University, will present “Economic Valuation of River Restoration: Methods and Analysis of the Valuation Literature on Wednesday Oct. 4, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Owen Hall 103. Free and open to the public. Flyer.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center Two Year Anniversary: The Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC) will be tabling in the MU Quad on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Stop by to enjoy some free treats and to learn about what we have been up to these last two years, as well as our plans for the future. To  learn more about SARC, please visit http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/sarc

NEW! Faculty/Staff Friday: Oregon State Volleyball returns to Gill Coliseum for the first time in five weeks this Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Faculty and staff receives $5 tickets with a valid OSU ID.

NEW! USMC Jazz Orchestra: The OSU School of Arts and Communication welcomes the top jazz ensemble from the U.S. Marine Corps in a rare visit to the Pacific Northwest. Big Band favorites, cutting edge jazz and more! Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way. Free.

NEW! Reformation Hymn Fest – Called, Gathered, Enlightened, Inspired. Featuring: Paul Klemme, music director, St. Paul Episcopal Church, Salem. Jim Davidson, music director, First United Methodist Church, Corvallis. Christopher Buckley, music director Grace Lutheran Church, Corvallis; brass choir with tympani; and chorus. Refreshments follow program. Free and open to the public. Sunday, Oct. 8, 3 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. Corvallis. FMI, please visit Reformation 500.

Global Opportunities Fair: Interested in study abroad opportunities? Students studying “Out There” starts at the Global Opportunities Fair! On Thursday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Experience Center Plaza, students can learn more about the 100+ study and internship abroad programs in 70+ countries available through OSU. Hosted by the Office of Global Opportunities, this fair will feature information about the places and programs around the globe that are practical, affordable and possible for OSU students!

Queer History Month BBQ: Thursday, Oct. 5 from 4-6 p.m. at the Pride Center. Kick off Queer History Month at the Pride Center’s BBQ social! There will be free grilled food with vegan and gluten free options. Enjoy food and mingling, tour the center, play lawn games or board games, and more! Volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to help out with BBQ food prep – sign up here. To request accommodations related to a disability, please email Pride.Center@oregonstate.edu or call (541) 737-9161.

OSU Disability Network. Join a group of OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, in general, and the development of a DS curriculum at OSU, in particular.  Our first event of the term will be a film screening of Deej. OSU student, autistic self-advocates will participate in a discussion after the film. Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Milam 319. This event is free and open to the public. *Please note this event is fragrance free.

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.

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.

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 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

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Academic Technology webinar: Quizzes and Surveys in Canvas Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. to learn about basic quiz and survey settings, and potential pitfalls in Canvas. Register for information on joining this free 30 minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email us at Canvas@oregonstate.edu

NEW! TRIAD: At the Octo. 5  meeting of TRIAD, OSU’s faculty and staff club,  Bryan Tilt, Anthropology,  will give a presentation titled “China’s Environmental Challenges in the 21st Century”.  The meeting will begin at noon in Room 211 in the MU. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13.  Contact Jeannine Cropley, Jeannine.cropley@cgrb.oregonstate.edu to reserve a lunch or to secure your spot

NEW! OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Quentin Mackie, associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Victoria, will give a lecture titled, “Recent Archaeological Research on Ancient Coastlines of British Columbia.”  Mackie will speak on Oct. 6 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.  Questions? Contact: drew.gerkey@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity Seminar: Amanda Rodewald, director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will speak on “Altered species interactions in cities and the role of anthropogenic inputs” on Friday Oct. 6, at 3-4 p.m., in LINC 302.

NEW! Goat Health and Nutrition Workshop: Basic health topics including diseases to be aware of, vaccinations and hoof health.  Nutritive values of feeds including browse, hay, grains, and protein & mineral supplements.  Poisonous plants for goats and methods for weed management. Friday, Oct. 6,  5:30-8:30 p.m. Creswell Community Center (99 N. 1st St, Creswell, OR 97426)  $15/individual $25/ two farm partners: Registration Required

NEW! ITERATE: a workshop for potential entrepreneurs – The OSU Advantage Accelerator is now accepting applications for its upcoming Iterate program, which begins Oct. 24. OSU students, faculty, staff and community members are all welcome to apply. The no-cost program includes four two-hour workshops that guide participants in evaluating and developing their entrepreneurial ideas. Click here to find additional information and apply.

Living on the Land – Land Stewardship Planning, Soils & Water Resources:  Learn the basics of planning for natural resource management, including soil health and water rights. The first in a five class workshop series for small acreage landowners and those new to managing land. Thursday, Oct.  5, 6 p.m., – 8 p.m..  Walterville Grange 39259 Camp Creek Road, Springfield. $10/Class, $30 for series or $35 for 2 Farm Partners.  Registration Required

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/

Take Note 

NEW! Notice of Availability: Oregon State University publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (click here) in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Included in this report are the university’s current security policies plus crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. A paper copy of the report is available at the Office of Human Resources, 204 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis Campus.

OSU Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 17, to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Fall 2017.  Applications are to be submitted to your HR business center.  For additional information, please visit: hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

Eat Free at OSU: The Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) has created a Twitter feed to help students get involved on campus, and also highlight opportunities for free food available during events. For more information, visit: https://twitter.com/eatfreeOSU

Puerto Rico Agriculture Donations:  The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking donations for Puerto Rico. Forty percent of PR agriculture has been lost due to hurricane Irma, and the remaining by hurricane Maria. Our Ag partner K-12 schools and our University colleagues are in need of agriculture curriculum, and classroom supplies to help rebuild their ag classrooms and school gardens. Items requested include: seeds, gloves, garden/greenhouse supplies, books, classroom supplies including markers, scissors, ag curriculum as well as gift cards from Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Donations are accepted in Strand Agricultural Hall-STAG 147, or any of the brightly decorated donation boxes around campus, until Oct. 13, OSU MANRRS and SACNAS Chapter students will be assisting with boxing and shipping.

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.

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.

Finance Coordinator -The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is seeking a Finance CoordinatorThis is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Posting # P01643UF. Closes Oct. 8.

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

NEW! The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is seeking a Director of Student Engagement. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #PO162OUF. Full consideration  Oct. 10. Closes Oct. 18.

NEW! The department of University Relations and Marketing invites applications for a part-time (0.375 FTE), 12-month, Digital Content Strategist/Writer position. This position is anticipated to last 13 months. Posting #P00327AW. Oct. 10.

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! Manager, Employer Relations  – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Manager, Employer Relations position.  Posting #P01646UF. Full consideration date is October 13 and posting closes Oct. 20.

NEW! Serials Acquisition Library Technician 3 – Valley Library seeks applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Serials Acquisition Library Technician 3. Duties include managing the libraries’ print serials and standing orders. Posting # P01188CT. Closes Oct. 13.

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.

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.

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.  Closes Oct 16.

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.

NEW! Chef de Cuisine – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for a Chef de Cuisine.  This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed term, professional faculty positions, with reappointment at the discretion of the Director.  Posting # P01639UF.  Closes Oct 22.

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.

NEW! The OSU Alumni Association has two new opportunities Alumni Center Sr. Event Technician and Alumni Center Event Technician. The Alumni Center Sr. Event Technician is part of the Alumni Center team responsible for successful delivery of events at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  Additionally, this position is the lead worker and student workforce manager responsible for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  The Alumni Center Event Technician provides event and facility support to the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  To learn more and apply, visit:  www.osufoundation.org

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

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: “There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.” ~ Lemony Snicket. Sunny today, high of 72, low of 42. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 59, low of 34. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 67, low of 45. Sunny tomorrow.

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

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