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Monday, Oct. 30, 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.

After the Napa fires, a disaster in waiting, toxic ash (Wired)

“Naturally occurring, lower-severity fires can have positive impacts,” says Kevin Bladon, a forest ecohydrologist at Oregon State University.

Strange jumbo fish washes ashore on Cannon Beach (Oregonian)

“They have up to 3 million eggs,” said Jessica Miller, a marine scientist at Oregon State University. “As far as anyone knows, it’s the most eggs of any vertebrate on the planet.”

OSU student diagnosed with meningcococcal disease (KGW)

Health officials say an Oregon State University student on the Corvallis campus has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease.

Oregon State wants college, high school students to celebrate Halloween safely (LIFE@OSU)

As Halloween approaches, Oregon State University and the City of Corvallis are focusing their efforts on making sure that students have a safe holiday celebration.

 OSU-Cascades could finally acquire landfill (Bend Bulletin)

A tentative agreement long in the making for Oregon State University-Cascades to acquire Deschutes County’s old demolition landfill could be finalized next week.

Christmas tree growers hope consumers ‘Keep it real’ (Democrat-Herald)

The good news this year is that prices have rebounded, said Chal Landgren, a Christmas tree specialist with the Oregon State University Department of Horticulture.

Today

Book Talk: Author Andrew Fisher will give a talk about his book, “Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups,” on Monday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in Avery Lodge. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Food in Culture and Social Justice Program, Human Services Resource Center, and Slow Food Corvallis.

Department of Integrative Biology: Rebecca Terry, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University will present a seminar, “Raptors, Rodents, and the Desert West: Historical and Paleoecological Insights in a Dynamic Landscape” on Monday, Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m. The seminar will be held in ALS 4001. It is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Halloween Sale at the OSUsed Store: Come by our public sale Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street and reach into our “cauldron” to pick an eyeball – you just may be lucky enough to draw one good for money off your purchase that day! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Taste of the ‘Chives-A Showcase of Global Flavors: Sample the many flavors brought to campus by international student clubs! This annual public tasting of archived recipes will showcase dishes such as caldo verde, lemon rice, aloo gobi, and others originally featured at cultural celebrations. These recipes can be found here along with many others. If you want to prepare and share one of these dishes, contact karl.mccreary@oregonstate.edu. Oct.31, noon to 1 p.m.,Valley Library- 3rd floor Willamette Rooms.

Trick or Treat: The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is sponsoring a Trick or Treat event at 7 p.m., Oct. 31, in Gill Coliseum.

Family Resource Center Trick-or-Treat Tour: OSU employees and students with children are invited to bring their kids to the MU Family Lounge (to the right of the main living room-rm 112) to receive a trick-or-treat map from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. For questions, please contact them at familyresources@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4906.

Theta Phi and ATO: The Hearts for Arts Gala: Black-tie auction event that is donating to Children’s Healing Art Project. We invite you to dress up and bid on your favorite date baskets! Event is in the MU Ballroom on Nov. 2 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets on sale in the MU Quad Oct. 30-Nov. 1, for $5 presale or at the door for $8.

 Faculty Sessions with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two fall term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Please access the registration form at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8JmFMuYC1xkg3I1. to register for either Oct. 31 from 1-2:30 p.m., or Nov. 27 from 9:30-11 a.m. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series: Kathleen Bogart will speak on “The Adults with Rare Disorders Support (AWaRDS) Project,”  Monday, Oct. 30, 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111. 

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Hands-on Workshop: Enhancing Your Teaching with Blended Learning: Join us to explore tools and techniques to integrate classroom and online learning in your courses. Learn effective blended/hybrid teaching practices in this hands-on CTL workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 1, noon-1:30 p.m., in Milam 215. All faculty and GTA’s welcome. Please bring your laptop. Lunch provided. Register here.

NEW! WRGP Fall Seminar Series: Frank Ward, Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at New Mexico State University, will present “Managing the Food-Energy-Water Nexus: An International Look” on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 4 – 5 p.m., in Owen 103. Free and open to the public. See Flyer for full seminar schedule.

NEW! Hybrid Seminar Series: Viktor Bovbjerg/PHHS, Dan Faltesek/CLA and Amy Bourne/COB have taught more than 6,000 students in OSU hybrid courses. They’ll share their successful blended teaching methods to promote learning and student success in large-enrollment courses. All faculty and GTAs welcome. Thursday, Nov. 9, 3:-4 p.m. in Milam 215. Refreshments provided. Information: ctl@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Religious Liberty as Discrimination? Flash Panel – In early October, the Trump administration issued guidelines for protecting religious freedom as a fundamental right enshrined in the First Amendment. However, critics have been concerned that appeals to religious freedom can support bigotry and discrimination, as illustrated by current Supreme Court cases. Four panelists will bring areas of expertise in gender, history, culture, and ethics to bear on the question of the scope of religious freedom and its potentially discriminatory applications. Thursday, Nov. 9, 4 p.m. MU: La Raza Room, 208.

Space Grant Student Symposium: Oregon NASA Space Grant will host the 2017 Student Symposium, Thursday, Nov. 9, 9-6 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center. OSGC students awarded fellowships, NASA internships, and team experience awards will present their research projects. Keynote address by Torry Johnson from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Event is free and open to the public. For more information go to http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/oregon-nasa-space-grant-student-symposium.

Beaver Family Connections: How to Recognize Suicidal Thoughts in your Tween/Teen. Did you know four out of five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs? Join us on Oct. 31 from noon-1 p.m. in MU 213 as OSU’s Counseling & Psychological Services walks us through how to recognize signs of suicidal thoughts in your child.

Training Days: If you are not presenting at Training Days this year, Nov. 7 and 8, perhaps you are interested in bringing your training materials for the display table. If so, please contact leigh.larkin@oregonstate.edu for instructions.

Journey into Leadership: The Center for Learning and Organizational Development is accepting applications through Nov. 14 to participate in the “Journey into Leadership” program. Journey into Leadership is a 7-series leadership exploration and development program that promotes the belief that you can effectively lead from whatever position you hold. The program begins in December and ends in March. Visit the Journey into Leadership website for the schedule, details and application.

Social Justice Education Initiative for Fall term! The SJEI is a professional development program from Academic Affairs for all OSU faculty, staff, and graduate students aimed at building knowledge about equity and inclusion, and developing intercultural competencies. In addition to the platform curriculum, comprised of Session One and Session Two, there are new shorter workshops that explore specific topics with more depth. Now is a great time to build your equity and inclusion skills! Custom and unit-level delivery is possible in addition to these general workshops. Space is limited, register today http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46

Take Note 

NEW! Campus Recycling Customer Satisfaction Survey: Campus Recycling invites OSU employees who have interacted with us (recycling pick-ups, event services, department compost, etc.) to take our survey to help us evaluate the quality of service we provide and develop and refine our processes. Note this is a different survey than the Surplus one released earlier this month. Please take the survey at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1HyxLTn43jX6FgN by Friday, Nov. 10. For more information, contact Andrea Norris (Andrea.Norris@oregonstate.edu).

NEW! Faculty Senate Elections – Opportunity to Decline Faculty Senator Nomination: All faculty represented by the Faculty Senate (http://senate.oregonstate.edu/bylaws Article III. Sec. 1., paragraph 8) are eligible during the Fall 2017 elections to be elected to a Faculty Senator position and represent faculty in their apportionment unit, unless they are: a current Senator whose term extends beyond Dec. 31, 2017; a current Senator who is completing two consecutive three-year terms on Dec. 31, 2017; or an administrator with an Executive Level 1, 2 or 3 position (dean or above).If you wish to decline to have your name placed on the Faculty Senator nomination ballot, please respond by noon, Nov. 7 via the survey at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5nj4OhspZmhZoRT.

NEW! Faculty Senate Elections – Non-Tenured Faculty with Split Appointments: According to the Faculty Senate Bylaws  (http://senate.oregonstate.edu/bylaws Article V. Sec. 1.) non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Senate purposes; this choice will determine Senate representation. For example, if a faculty member has a split appointment between Agricultural Sciences and Science, they may choose one or the other (FTE will not be split among units). Faculty not choosing where they wish to be apportioned will be placed in an apportionment unit at the discretion of the Faculty Senate Office. Respond by noon on Thursday, Nove. 2 via the survey at https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8A3lUBC4ElnkGnH to indicate with which unit you wish to be apportioned. Tenured faculty will be apportioned in their tenure unit, with the exception of off-campus Extension, OSU-Cascades, and Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Synergies: Read the latest news from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, including a recent health policy alum and his journey to the workforce, a trip to India by public health students and their faculty advisor, what your genes have to do with aging and meet new college faculty. http://bit.ly/2z9PLmJ

Joy Drive: The Family Resource Center’s Joy Drive pairs OSU sponsoring departments/individuals with OSU students who have children and are in need of help creating a joyful winter holiday season. If you or your department are interested in participating in this year’s Joy Drive please indicate the size of the family (number of children) you would like to sponsor (as a reference, the average number of gifts for each child last year was 5 low to moderate price gifts).  Please respond no later than Nov. 9 to familyresources@oregonstate.edu

Textbook Replacement Grant. Reduce the cost of textbooks and save OSU students money. OSU Faculty are invited to submit a proposal to replace a current textbook with high-quality, no or low-cost alternatives. Winners receive $500 – $1000 to compensate them for time spent in locating, evaluating, and selecting open educational resources or low-cost alternatives. This grant is sponsored by the Women’s Giving Circle. Proposals are due by Dec. 9. Contact Stefanie Buck (stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu).

Call for Proposals—Center for the Humanities 2018-2019 Fellowships: The Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Resident Research Fellowship Program. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, Dec. 7. Find application forms, instructions, and more information about awards here.

Traffic and Maintenance

Power outage: Pacific Power, our electrical utility provider, needs to perform maintenance in a utility vault. For this repair to happen they will need to shut down the electrical power that feeds the following buildings: Lab Animal Resource Center, Magruder Hall, Vet Research Lab & the Freezer Farm. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, however this shutdown is necessary so Pacific Power can make the necessary repairs to ensure life safety and protect the integrity of the campus electrical grid. The shutdown will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 5. 

Jobs

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

Assistant Director of Journalism, Orange Media Network, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Assistant Director of Journalism, Posting # P01671UF. Closes Oct. 30.

Office Specialist 2 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Mathematics Department at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Corvallis, Oregon.  Posting# P01233CT.  Closes Oct 31.

UPDATED! 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. 31.

Administrative Program Assistant – The Department of Recreational Sports invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant. Please refer to web posting for qualification details and application process. Posting #P01216CT. Closing date: Oct. 31.

OSU-Cascades Librarian.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month OSU-Cascades Librarian.  In alignment with the OSU Libraries Instruction Program, the OSU­-Cascades Instruction Librarian develops and delivers library programs and services to the OSU­-Cascades community and degree programs, teaches information literacy concepts and skills, and builds liaison relationships with OSU-­Cascades faculty.  Posting # P01637UF.  Closes Nov. 3.

Custodian (Internal Employment Opportunity)– University Housing and Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Custodian position. Posting #P01239CT. Closes Nov. 3.

Office Specialist 2 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Extension Gilliam County Office at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Condon, Oregon.  Posting# P01230CT.  Closes Nov. 4.

The Office of IT Infrastructure Services is seeking an IT Infrastructure Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is a the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01670UF. Closes Nov 6.

Payroll Receptionist – The Office of Business Affairs in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month  Payroll Receptionist post # P01235CT, Closes Nov. 7.

The Office of the Registrar is seeking an Associate Registrar- Compliance. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Registrar. Posting #P01682UF. Closes Nov. 10.

Assistant Professor of Practice (two positions) – The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences and the OSU Extension Service invites applications for two (2) full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice positions, one to be located at the Marion County Extension Office in Salem, Oregon and the other to be located at the Linn County Extension Office in Tangent, Oregon.  Posting# P01663UF.  Full consideration Nov. 10.  Closes Nov. 30.

Custodial Operations Supervisor  – University Housing and Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Custodial Operations Supervisor position. Posting #P01698UF. Closes Nov. 12.

Analyst, Budget & Resource Planning – The Office of Budget and Fiscal Planning in Corvallis. Invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month  Analyst, Budget & Resource Planning. Posting # P01697UF. Closes Nov. 12.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Advanced Practice Clinician NP/PA (Mid-Level Medical Practitioner), Posting #P01232CT.  Closes Nov 13.

Assistant Professor – Computer Science.  The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in partnership with OSU-Cascades in Bend, is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Assistant Professor position in Computer Science.  The applicant should be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate computer science courses including, but not limited to, introductory computer science, data structures, analysis of algorithms, web development, and database management systems.  Posting # P01681UF.  Full consideration Nov, 13. Closes Nov. 14.

University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications to fill one full time Administrative/Professional Faculty, Chef de Cuisine, Catering who will join our culinary team working to elevate the on-campus dining experience.  Posting #P01700UF.  Closes Nov. 15.

Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 18 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for the Extension Benton County Office at Oregon State University (OSU).  Posting# P01237CT.  Closes Nov. 15.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Recruitment & Scholarship Assistant. This position is responsible for assisting the International Marketing and Recruitment team in converting prospective student leads to offer-holders and offer holders to confirmations, along with working collaboratively with the International Admissions team on special cases. This position will also be responsible for awarding, recording, and sending scholarship information/award letters to scholarship recipients. The Recruitment & Scholarship Assistant will advise current students on additional scholarship funding opportunities outside of INTO OSU and will collaborate with the OSU Office of International Services’ Scholarship Coordinator on scholarships offered through Oregon State University. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=34270&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Nov 15.

Director of Financial Reporting Services– The University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time, 12-month Director of Financial Reporting Services, Post # P01689UF, Full Consideration Date Nov. 17. Closes Nov. 20.

Associate Dean OSU-Cascades in Bend, is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Associate Dean position.  The Associate Dean will assist the Dean of Academic Affairs in leading the campus through a period of rapid enrollment growth, significant campus transition, and the expansion of academic programs.  Posting # P01687UF.  The full consideration date is Nov. 17. Closes Nov. 20.

Regional Director – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University invites applications for a Regional Director. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The region assigned will be West Central Oregon which will cover Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties. The office location will be in one of the West Central Oregon’s Extension County Offices. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.  Posting# P01686UF.  Closes Nov. 17.

Instructor – Computer Science.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Instructor position in Computer Science.  The Computer Science Instructor should be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate computer science courses including, but not limited to, web development, databases, networking, security, and/or algorithms. Additional areas of teaching include software engineering, machine learning, and big data.  Posting # P01694UF.  The full consideration date is Nov. 23. Closes Nov. 24. 

 The Division of Student Affairs is recruiting for a permanent Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (AP/DOS). The AP/DOS plays a pivotal role in creating and sustaining an engaging, inclusive, and caring campus environment for all students, serves as a thought-leader and an innovator within the Division of Student Affairs, and collaborates broadly with campus partners to advance thriving student communities and holistic student development as critical components of student success. Posting # P01668UF. Full consideration date Nov. 17. Closes Nov. 24.

Academic Advisor: School of Civil and Construction Engineering  is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) fixed-term, 12-month academic advisor.  Posting # P01640UF.  Position closes Nov. 30.

The Department of Agricultural Education and General Agriculture invites applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This position will provide innovative leadership in Agricultural Education while also engaging and providing service to our Agricultural Sciences and Leadership programs. Posting # P01678UF with a full consideration date of Dec. 8.

Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one full-time, 10-month, classified Cook 1 position.  Posting # P01125CT.  Closes 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 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: The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween. ~ Paula Guran. Sunny today, high of 65, low of 36. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 45, low of 29. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny, high of 63, low of 43. Sunny tomorrow.

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

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