OSU Today

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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.

Climate scientists watch their words, hoping to stave off funding cuts (NPR)

“Some people have shifted away from climate research altogether,” in recent years says Philip Mote, the director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University. The perception of censorship and fierce competition for funding could lead talented students to more lucrative fields such as software development.

The Political is Personal: How the GOP tax on tuition waivers would affect my students (Huffington Post)

A piece by OSU’s Susan Shaw.

OSU prof: Social policies kept child poverty from rising during recession (KTVZ)

Social policies enacted in the United States during the Great Recession appear to have kept child poverty rates stable during a critical period when such programs were most needed because of a struggling economy, an Oregon State University researcher has found in a new study.

You can now help the homeless in Portland just by picking up a bag of coffee (Willamette Week)

The idea was hatched by a team of graphic design interns at Oregon State University, with the help of local ad and branding agencies Ideaville and Curate.org. Marigold and New Seasons quickly signed on when asked.

US colleges host international students over winter break (US News & World Report)

“Some of our halls and dining facilities are open during breaks, and Oregon State does offer break housing to all of our current residents at no additional charge,” says Kimberly Lamke Calderon, marketing and communications director for international programs at Oregon State University.

Plan and budget for a good return on your garden investment (WTOP)

“Food gardening, like any hobby, can get as expensive as you wish, but there are many ways to have a productive garden at a reasonable cost,” said Brooke Edmunds, an Extension community horticulturist with Oregon State University.

Hops could fall out of favor in craft brew industry as brewers look to barley (The Drinks Business)

The researchers, led by Oregon State University, said the findings are an important first step toward a potential new market for beer connoisseurs. (see also Oregon Natural Resources Report, Bend Bulletin)

Fifth OSU student treated for meningococcal disease (KLCC)

Oregon State University officials are urging all students to get vaccinated. The university started requiring vaccinations this year. They are offering vaccines on campus. (see also KEZI)

Splash out on a whale plate (Oregon Coast Today)

Marine Science experts on the Oregon Coast are encouraging drivers to “put a whale on their tail” by signing up for a new license plate featuring a gray whale and her calf. Proceeds from sales of the specialty plates will support the Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute, based at Newport’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.


President’s Winter Celebration: On Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 9-11 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge, all OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to take a break before finals and join President Edward J. Ray for free holiday treats and gourmet beverages. Non-perishable food items or monetary donations to benefit OSU’s Food Pantry will be accepted and appreciated. Contact University Events at events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717 with any questions.

NEW! Campus forums for Assistant Director of Journalism: A series of open forums is being held for finalists for the Assistant Director of Journalism position within Orange Media Network.  Forums will be held Nov. 29, 2-3 p.m., MU 211 and Nov. 30, 1-2 p.m., MU 211. For accommodations, please contact Karen Sloan, Karen.Sloan@oregonstate.edu

WRGP Fall Seminar Series: Noelwah Netusil, professor of economics at Reed College, will present “Water Quality Economics in Urban Areas: The Value of Floodplains” from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Owen 103. Free and open to the public. Flyer.

Thomas Condon Lecture Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Professor of Earth Sciences at University of Toronto will present a free public lecture for the non-specialist, “Where Captain Nemo Got It Right, and Wrong – Life in the Deep Earth” on Nov. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the the LaSells Stewart Center.  Reception and refreshments are 6:15 to 7 p.m.

NEW! Women in Leadership at OSU Information Session and Networking Reception: Learn about the creation of this new club and mingle with women on campus interested in women’s leadership. Club Leadership will share their vision for the club  and discuss upcoming activities.  Nov 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Austin Hall 126. 

Upcoming Events

NEW! The OSU Craft Center presents the 37th Annual Holiday Marketplace. The Holiday Marketplace features handmade crafts, fine arts, and specialty foods from over 100 Oregon Artists. This free, family-friendly event will be hosted in the Memorial Union Ballroom on the OSU campus, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Dec. 1 – 2. For more information call us at (541)737-2937. sli.oregonstate.edu/craft.

NEW! Music a la Carte: OSU University Chorale and the Corvallis Community Choir. Friday, Dec. 1 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free.

NEW! OSU Campus Band: Crowd-pleasing favorites for concert band, under the direction of Jason Gossett. Friday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free.

NEW! Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert: Featuring OSU choruses, student soloists, a holiday sing-along and more! Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center. Ticket information at cosusymphony.org

NEW! Teddy Bear Toss: Beaver Athletics’ annual Teddy Bear Toss presented by Toyota is scheduled for halftime of this Saturday’s men’s basketball game vs. Loyola Marymount (2 p.m. tipoff). All Teddy Bears will be donated to local youth charities.  Tickets are available at BeaverTickets.com or at the Gill Coliseum ticket office. For more:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IgUQWvTFFqcUKaGhmRwd4ZloT15Quc96/view

NEW! Live from Gill: The OSU Marching Band presents “Live from Gill,” a special concert performance of ALL the halftime shows from the 2017 season. Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m., Gill Coliseum. Free for OSU students, faculty and staff with ID.  General admission tickets $10, available at beavertickets.com/band.

Free Nutrition Counseling for Faculty & Staff:  The OSU dietetic interns are offering free nutrition counseling sessions on Friday Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. or noon.  Get a nutrient analysis of your current diet and set achievable goals for improvement.  Or just come with your burning questions!  Email michelle.bump@oregonstate.edu to schedule your appointment.

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.

SAF Student Chapter Christmas Tree Sale: Come join the Student SAF Chapter on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 2 between 8 and 11 a.m. for this year’s Christmas Tree sale. There will be music, warm beverages and more! Stop by for fun and festivities.  Located at McDonald-Dunn Research Forests, just north of the Research Forest Office.  For more information contact Benjamin Post at 541-556-5144.

End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store will have its End of Term sale starting Monday, December 4.  Big discounts on Beaver Gear, while supplies last.  Sale goes through Friday, Dec. 8.

OSU Beaver Store’s Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night: All OSU faculty and staff are invited to come to the OSU Beaver Store on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m.  There will be discounts throughout the store and food and wine will be served.  Faculty/Staff ID required at the door.

Save the date for retirement party: Join us in celebration of Bill Bereskin’s retirement.  Friday, Dec. 8, 3 – 5 p.m. in MU 208.  Bill has been at OSU since 1998 and has been a valued member of the Enrollment Management team since 2003.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Academic Technology webinar: Tame Your Canvas Gradebook Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. to learn about the gradebook in Canvas as you prepare to submit final grades for the term. Register for information on joining this free 30 minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email us at Canvas@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Nutrition and cancer: Yumie Takata, assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, will discuss “Nutrition and Cancer in Epidemiological Studies” from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in HFC 115/Bray Conference Room.

NEW! PFLA brown bag: Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) will host its third brown bag lunch on Monday, Dec. 4 at noon in the MU Joyce Powell Journey Room.  Charlene Alexander, OSU Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, will be the guest speaker.  PFLA members may attend brown bag lunches free of charge. Non-members are invited to attend one brown bag lunch at no charge scheduled throughout 2017-2018.  Interested in joining PFLA – click on this LINK.  (http://pfla.oregonstate.edu/membership)

NEW!  Richard Gabriel – Sustainable Forest Management – MS Defense: Richard Gabriel will present his research, “The Use of Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Computer Vision in Tree Level Modeling,” on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m., 115 Richardson Hall. Gabriel is advised by major professor Jim Kiser.

Hybrid Faculty Learning Community Showcase: Members of the Center for Teaching and Learning fall term hybrid learning community who are redesigning courses in Agricultural Sciences, Business, CEOAS, Engineering, Science and Veterinary Medicine will present their hybrid design and teaching approaches. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2 to 3:15 p.m. in Milam 215. All faculty, staff and GTAs invited.

George Moore Lecture, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Professor of Earth Sciences at University of Toronto will present a technical scientific lecture “Exploration of the Earth’s Deep Hydrogeosphere and Subsurface Microbial Life.”  The free public lecture will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 4-5 p.m. at Johnson Hall 102.

An Exploration of the Self (Identity)-Related Motivations Model and Museums: Featuring John H. Falk (OSU) and Judy Koke (Art Gallery Ontario). This hour and a half seminar/workshop is designed as an examination of John Falk’s evolving Self (Identity)-Related Motivations model and its application to understanding and supporting visitors to free-choice learning settings like museums. Dec. 15, 1:30-3 p.m., in Furman 404.  RSVP here: http://bit.ly/rsvp_self-motivations-wkshp-dec17

CTL Winter Symposium Save-the-Date: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to join us at our winter symposium. TEXTtalks is a fun event that uses texts as a springboard to facilitate powerful talks. Registered participants will receive a copy of the text discussed at each attended session. So, save the date for Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

Take Note 

NEW! The Next Great Startup is taking applications now! NGSU is a campus-wide competition beginning in January where student-led teams compete to win cash prizes, in-kind services and the chance to turn a startup idea into a real company. Open to all teams led by a currently-enrolled OSU student. For more information and to apply: http://nextgreatstartup.oregonstate.edu/

The Oregon Employees’ Charitable Fund Drive runs now through Dec. 31. It’s possible you already give to some of the over 850 charities listed; however, by giving as part of the CFD, you help show our neighbors-in-need that we state employees care about them. Please make your tax-deductible donation now: https://www.ipledgeonline.org/_cfduniversities/. The site has been populated with your name and OSU ID so login is easy. You can even replicate last year’s donation!

Learning Innovation Grant Individual Grant Proposals Deadline Approaching: Proposals for the Fall 2017 Individual Learning Innovation Grants are now being accepted. The final deadline for proposals is Dec.1. Interested applicants can learn more about the LIG, access descriptions of successful grant projects, and find out how to apply here. Questions? Contact Robin.pappas@oregonstate.edu

Women’s Center Clothing Center Swap and Drop, Now through Dec. 1, donate clothing and other necessities. Remaining items will be donated to local community outreach groups! Folx of all identities are encouraged to participate and donations are not needed for participation! Clothes can be exchanged and dropped off at the Women’s Center.

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).

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).


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

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.

The Forestry, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) at Oregon State University is recruiting for an Accountant 2.  Posting # P01269CT. Closes Dec. 3.

Student Services Assistants – Now hiring for student position in the INTO OSU Student Services team. Duties include trip/activity leading and planning, reception and referral at the INTO OSU Welcome Desk, and assisting with international student orientation and arrivals. Closes Dec. 3. More information and apply online at: http://bit.ly/2zWqHz7

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.

Catering Manager – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Catering Manager. Posting # P01749UF. Full consideration deadline Dec. 4.

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. Closes Dec. 5.

Visiting Instructor – Mathematics  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a visiting Mathematics Instructor. This position, starting Winter term of 2018 through Spring term of 2018, is a 1.00 FTE fixed-term, non-tenure track appointment and is not renewable. Posting # P01762UF. The full consideration date is Dec 6. Closes Dec 27.

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.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time .8 FTE (approximately 32 hours per week), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) for Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service. This position will be located in Central Point and serving Jackson County. Posting # P01278CT. Closes Dec. 10.

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.

NEW! Transportation Options Assistant (Office Specialist 2):  OSU Transportation Services has an opening for one part-time Office Specialist 2 position. This position will provide general support to the Transportation Options programs that promote carpooling, vanpooling, transit, bicycling, and walking. The position will support efforts to market and promote the various transportation alternatives available to the OSU community. For a complete job positing, a list of qualifications, and to apply online, please visit https://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #P01275CT. Closes Dec. 15.

Campus Visit/Transfer Coordinator-   OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a Campus Visit/Transfer Coordinator. This position is a full-time, 1.00 FTE 12-month  fixed-term, professional faculty position. Posting # P01765UF. The full consideration date is Dec 29. Closes Jan. 26, 2018.

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

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.

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 


Corvallis: OSU150 fun fact: Multiple Oregon State athletes have gone on to star in the pros: MLB: Jacoby Ellsbury; NBA: Mel Counts, A.C. Green, Carol Menken-Schaudt and Gary Payton; NFL: Terry Baker, Brandin Cooks, Rockne Freitas, Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers; WNBA: Ruth Hamblin and Sydney Wiese. Patchy fog and then mostly sunny, high of 48, low of 34. Rain and areas of fog Thursday.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, high of 42, low of 38. Chance of rain Thursday.

Newport: Partly sunny, high of 51, low of 41. Rainy Thursday.

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

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