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Tuesday, Nov. 21, 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.

Are animals left-handed or right-handed? Scientists watch ambidextrous whales (International Business Times)

“When blue whales rise from the depths to approach a tasty krill patch near the surface, they perform 360-degree barrel rolls at a steep angle and nearly always roll to the left,” according to an explanation from Oregon State University. (see also National Geographic, Daily Mail, New Scientist)

Another danger sign for coral reefs: Substitute symbiont falls short (Gears of Biz)

Earlier studies had suggested the more heat-tolerant Symbiodinium trenchii might be able to take the place of other, more sensitive species of Symbiodinium. But an international research group that included Virginia Weis, Eli Meyer and Camerron Crowder of Oregon State University found that likely won’t be the case.

OSU alum named Fortune businessperson of the year (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University alum Jen-Hsun Huang has been named Fortune Magazine’s Businessperson of the Year. Huang, who received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State in 1984, is the founder, president and chief executive officer of NVIDIA, the world leader in visual, mobile and parallel computing.

Some areas could shake much less than others in ‘The Big One’ (KGW)

The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a 600-mile long fault off the Oregon-Washington coast capable of producing a magnitude 9 earthquake. “There’s no question of the likelihood of it,” said Oregon State University marine geologist Chris Goldfinger.

Inside Ojo Tijax: Meet the women in Guatemala offering support in the face of horror (Ms Magazine)

A piece by OSU’s Susan Shaw.

OSU researcher works on robot swarms (Gazette-Times)

One of Oregon State University Professor Julie Adams’ projects involves building the infrastructure that will allow swarms of about 250 autonomous vehicles, both on the ground and in the air, to assist troops in the field.

The touchy issue of pesticide drift (Ag Web)

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC). A cooperative program operated by EPA and Oregon State University, NPIC serves as a clearinghouse for information on each state’s pesticide regulations and the state agency with pesticide oversight authority.

Catch her drift? (Oregon Coast Today)

Dr. Jessica Miller of the Hatfield Marine Science Center will present “Tsunami Travelers,” a look at research on organisms that reached the West Coast via tsunami debris from Japan, indicating a new role of plastic marine debris — the transport of non-native species in the world’s oceans.

Today

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 Nov. 21, we will apply reflective practices as a catalyst to advance and celebrate teaching and learning while we Celebrate Success & Survival. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 & 2. No need to register – just come on by! Learn more here. Contact us here.

How Gritty Are You? Join the OSU Institutional Reps from Oregon Women in Higher Ed (OWHE) for a brown bag lunch and lively discussion following the screening of Angela Duckworth’s TED talk on Grit: The power of passion and perseverance. Tuesday, Nov. 21, noon-1 p.m. (screening begins at 12:10 p.m.). Willamette Room, Valley Library. Questions? Contact olivia.heath@oregonstate.edu

Beaver Family Connections: Tools & Strategies to Practice Emotional Intelligence: From happy to sad, frustrated to excited, angry to calm, children have many different emotions (and so do parents!). In this interactive workshop, OSU’s Shauna Tominey will talk about hands-on strategies parents can use to help children learn to manage their emotions. Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 21 from noon-1 p.m. in MU 212. For more information contact the Family Resource Center with any questions at 541-737-4906 or familyresources@oregonstate.edu.

Christopher Wolf – Forest Ecosystems and Society & Statistics Dual Ph.D Defense: Christopher Wolf will present “Predator Conservation and Trophic Ecology,” on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences (ALS) Room 4001.  Wolf is completing his dual Ph.D. under the guidance of major professors William Ripple and Alix L. Gitelman.

OSUsed Store Public Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sale Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. (A public sale will not be offered Friday.) 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.

The OSU Jazz Ensemble presents its fall term performance at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free, no tickets required.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Auditions: Auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s winter lab theater production, “The Taming,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and 28 in the Withycombe Hall lab theatre, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson is an all-female political farce inspired by Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” It focuses on the role of women in contemporary American government, bipartisanship, the founding fathers and lots of pageantry. Actors must be at all technical and dress rehearsals and every show. The tech/dress rehearsals run Feb. 10-14 and performances are Feb. 15-18. Regular rehearsals will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning Jan. 8. A read-through will be held before winter break. For more information, contact director PJ Harris at harripat@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Fall Term Start Date Faculty/Staff Listening Session We want your opinion!  Bring your lunch and give your thoughts around the Fall Term Start Date- we’ll provide dessert!  This will be a listening session- similar to what occurred at the faculty senate meeting. Come to MU Horizon Room on Nov. 28 from noon to 1 p.m.

Thanksgiving meals. Love Thanksgiving food? You’re in luck. Anyone on campus on Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day, can attend the annual dinner at Southside Station at Arnold. Each all-inclusive meal price is $9.95 and includes turkey, potatoes, and other holiday favorites. All meals are open to students, staff, faculty, and members of the community. Meal times and details: uhds.link/thanksgiving17

Faculty Session with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring a small group conversation 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. The next session is scheduled on Nov. 27 from 8:30-10 a.m. If you wish to attend this session, you may register online by copying and pasting the following URL into a browser: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8JmFMuYC1xkg3I1

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series: Toby Prike will speak onWas That Just a Strange Coincidence or Am I Psychic? Examining the Relationships Between AnomalistiBelief, Reasoning, and Cognitive Bias,” Monday, Nov. 27, 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

NEW! The North American Truffling Society ~ Meeting and annual Potluck:  Bring a dish to share, tableware, and the beverage of your choice. NATS provides coffee and tea. Open to the public. The speaker will be Randy Molina who will present “A Black Truffle EcoTour in Spain – Great truffle hunting, food, wine, and adventure.” Dec. 2,  6 p.m., Corvallis Senior Center. www.natruffling.org.

NEW! Casey Steadman – Water Resources Science – MS Defense: Casey Steadman will present her research, “Natural variability of nitrogen and phosphorus in a forested headwater stream system in the Oregon Coast Range,” on Thursday, Dec. 7, noon, Room 1420 at the Valley Library. Steadman is being advised by co-major professors Kevin Bladon and Alba Argerich.

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

Oregon State Business Administration Certificate. Learn business essentials with online professional development courses in human resources, finance, marketing, business negotiation, etc. Learn more.

Launch Your Own Beer Business with Oregon State’s Craft Brewery Startup Workshop in Eugene. Learn from industry pros, including leaders from Ninkasi and other brewers. Feb. 24 –Feb. 28. Learn more.

Increase Your Writing Efficiency and Effectiveness with Grammar Boot Camp. Master essential grammar skills with this convenient four-week online course from Oregon State’s expert writing instructors. Learn more.

Advance in Your Career with Oregon State’s Human Resources Management Certificate Series. This online series begins Nov. 13 with a focus on the essentials of smart HR strategies guided by data and predictive analytics. Learn more.

Oregon State’s Lean Six Sigma Data Analysis Online Short Course Starts Jan. 8. This expert-led course offers insights on a systematic, data-driven approach to continuous improvement. Learn more.

Grow Your Best Garden Ever with Oregon State’s Newly Updated Master Gardener Online. Become a certified Master Gardener OR earn a Home Horticulture Certificate with Oregon State’s expert-led online program. You may also gift this program to a loved one this holiday season. Register now before class fills. Learn more.

Real Estate Management Certificate. Learn the latest tips and techniques for an immediate edge and kick-start your real estate career with this new online expert-led certificate! Learn more.

Retail and Hospitality Management Certificate. Tourism is an $11 billion industry in Oregon. This program prepares participants for leadership in the hospitality and travel industries. Learn more.

Master Recycler Class: This 8-week class will cover all aspects of waste reduction, reuse and recycling and be hosted on the OSU campus on Tuesday nights, Jan. 9 through Feb. 27 from 6:15-9 p.m. plus 2 required Saturday field trips and 1 optional Wednesday field trip. This non-credit class is free to those who agree to “pay back” what they learned by completing 30 hours of volunteer service. Visit http://tiny.cc/recycclass for more details and to register.

Take Note 

Staff Art Exhibit: This is the 8th year of the Staff Art Exhibit, and we’re hoping for representation from all parts of OSU in this showcase of creativity.  Do you have creative individuals in your area (maybe even you)?  Most any medium is accepted in this exhibit, so register your submissions of work by Nov. 27.  The benefits, besides showing talent beyond the day-to-day job, are that departments are listed on the artist’s block next to the work. All artists, co-workers and friends are invited to a special reception hosted by President Ray on Jan. 11, 2018. For more information: mealoha.mcfadden@oregonstate.edu.

STEM Academy registration: Registration for STEM Academy AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) Clubs for 6th-12th grade will is open. AWSEM Clubs are designed to nurture girls’ interest in STEM by providing a program of hands-on activities paired with positive adult women STEM role models. Middle School Club meets on Tuesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., from Jan. 23–Feb. 27. High School Club meets on Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., from Jan. 24–Feb. 28. To register: http://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Cost is $85. Scholarships available.

Volunteers needed: We are looking for volunteers to help us at our upcoming Winter 2018 International Student Orientation, which takes place Tuesday, Jan. 2 to Friday, Jan. 5.  This is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world, practice your intercultural communication and gain valuable leadership skills and experience. There will be half day Volunteer Training on Thursday, Dec. 28. Use the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/y83b55fx Please contact Erica Mercier at Erica.mercier@oregonstate.edu if you have any questions.

Traffic and Maintenance

Cordley Hall: The west parking lot at Cordley Hall will be closed Nov. 29, all day, for crane work on the Cordley roof (View Map).

Jobs

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

Student Accounts Customer Service Assistant– The Business Affairs in Corvallis. Invites applications for one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week), 12-month  Student Accounts Customer Service Assistant post # P02985SE Closes Nov. 22.

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. Closes Nov. 24.

Administrative Assistant – The office of Institutional Analytics & Reporting is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director. Posting #P01708UF.  Closes Nov. 24.

EXTENDED! Accountant 1– The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month  Accountant 1 post # P01253CT  Closes Nov. 26.  

EXTENDED! Accountant 1– The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month  Accountant 1 post # P01246CT  Closes Nov. 26.

The Office of the President is seeking two individuals who will serve as the first impression and point of contact for the Kerr Administration Building. The two individuals will share responsibility for providing building reception, stationed at a location in the first floor lobby, and providing assistance to offices located in the sixth floor executive administrative suite. The Visitor Services Coordinator is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Chief Assistant to the President. Posting #P01725UF. Closes Nov. 26.

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 and other third party API tools. 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 # P01248CT. Closes Nov 26.

UPDATED! Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one full-time, 10-month, classified Cook 1 position.  Posting # P01125CT.  For full consideration, apply by Nov. 27.  Closing date is Dec. 29 or when filled.

Coordinator-Academic Program   The University Exploratory Studies Program (UESP) is seeking a Coordinator of Career and Major Decision Making Program/Academic Advisor. This is a full-time, (1.00 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting# P01734UF. Closes Nov. 27.

EXTENDED – OSU 4-H Educator: Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term, 4-H Youth Development Educator position to be located in Morrow County. Posting #P01606UF. Closes Nov. 27.

Assistant to School Head The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Assistant to School Head position.  Posting #P01743UF. Full consideration date Nov. 28. Closes Dec. 5.

Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Education Program Assistant 1 position for the Extension 4-H Youth Development Off Campus program at Oregon State University. This position will be located in Central Point, Oregon.  Posting# P01258CT.  Closes Nov. 29.

Web Project Coordinator/Dev – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Web Project Coordinator/Dev position.  Posting # P01746UF. Full consideration date is November 22 and posting closes Nov. 30.

The Department of Crop and Soil Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2. We are looking for a creative, pro-active, customer service focused individual  to be a part of our administrative team. Take a look at posting # P01257CT for more details. Recruitment closes Nov. 30.

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. Closes Nov. 30.

The Office of Institutional Analytics and Reporting is seeking a Data Reference Specialist. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The Reference Specialist (RS) position is part of the team that provides education and guidance around institutional analytics, tools, and reports to the University. The RS serves as a bridge that connects institutional data and analytics users with appropriate systems, reports, tools, education and resources needed to fulfill their duties, answer strategic questions, and make data informed decisions. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01732UF. Closes Dec. 8.  Full Consideration Date is Nov. 30.

Administrative Program Specialist: The Administrative Program Specialist is responsible for supporting the customer service efforts, room management functions, process development and improvement, student billing, data integrity and reporting, and operational efficiency within the Operations Unit. The Specialist serves as the assistant to the Operations Unit doing a significant amount of administrative and project work. The Specialist serves as a lead customer service liaison for the Housing office.This position is a full-time, 12-month, classified position. Posting # P01250CT. Closes Nov. 30.

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.

EXTENDED!  Grants and Contracts CoordinatorThe OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants and Contracts Coordinator. Posting #01245CT.  Closes Dec.1.

Director of Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) – Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of Diversity & Cultural Engagement. Posting # P01720UF. Full consideration deadline Dec. 3.

First Year Experience Coordinator The Division of Student Affairs – Office of Academic Achievement is seeking a First Year Experience Coordinator. This is a full-time, (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting#: P01751UF. For full consideration please apply by Dec. 8. Closes Dec. 15.

The Office of Enrollment Management is seeking a Director of Scholarships. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Provost. Posting # P01726UF. Closes Dec. 8.

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.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – This is a part-time (.7 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term (annual reappointment) Assistant Professor of Practice position located in the Josephine County Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Office in Grants Pass. Its academic home is in Oregon State University’s Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Active contributions to scholarship are required (see the scholarship duties section, below, for details). The position may, at the option of the incumbent, be increased in FTE (up to full-time) through grants, program fees, and/or other generated revenues.  Posting# P01740UF.  Closes Dec. 10.

Office Specialist 2 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Extension Lane County Office at Oregon State University. This position will be located in Eugene, Oregon.  Posting# P01265CT.  Closes Dec. 11.

Assistant Professor – Architectural Engineering – The College of Engineering’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position Posting #P01733UF.  Full consideration date:  Dec. 30.

EXTENDED!  Grants and Contracts Technician – The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants and Contracts Technician.  Posting #P01173CT.  Closes Dec. 31.

Assistant/Associate Professor – The College of Engineering’s School of Nuclear Science and Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications). Posting #P01684UF. Full consideration date: Jan. 18, 2018.

NEW! Technical Writing Evaluator The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a part-time, hourly Academic Wage Technical Writing Evaluator position.  Posting #P00314AW. Closes June 15 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 is searching for an Accounting student worker to help with:  data entry, event/facility support, general ledger recording, special projects and general office duties such as copying, filing and scanning.  Up to 20 hours per week. Applicants must be current OSU students. This position is open immediately with preference given to applicants from the College of Business who have an interest in continuing work throughout the 2017-18 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=6857

The Oregon State University Foundation/Alumni Association is searching for an Career Services student worker to help with:  resume/cover letter review, web page content management, draft marketing emails, help set-up for events, help create presentations, etc.  PT 20 hours/week, $10.25 per hour.  Submit cover letter and resume to:  Yuliya.dennis@osualum.com

The Oregon State University Foundation/Alumni Association is searching for an Office Assistant student worker to help with:  answering phones, greeting customers, data entry, preparing mailing, scanning/copying, website content management, preparing supply boxes, event name tags and material preparation, etc.  PT 20 hours/week, $10.25 per hour.  Submit cover letter and resume to: Christi.kasten@osualum.com

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 

Weather

Corvallis: Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~ Melody Beattie. Rain today, high of 59, low of 53. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain, high of 55, low of 46. Slight chance of rain tomorrow.

Newport: Rain, high of 61, low of 56. Rain tomorrow.

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

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