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Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

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.

Oregon State University lands $2 million donation for concert hall (U.S. News & World Report)

Oregon State University has received a $2 million donation for its new concert hall. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the university is looking to raise $60 million for a new arts and education complex with an acoustically superior concert hall that can seat between 400 to 600 people. (see also KEZI, KATU)

Vitamins and minerals every athlete needs (Outside Magazine)

If your body is a machine, think of micronutrients as the gears—they facilitate the metabolic reactions that help turn food into fuel, says Ingrid Skoog, nutritionist and instructor at Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

It’s official: New marine studies building for Newport (Newport News-Times)

Oregon State University President Ed Ray confirms that the university’s new Marine Studies Building will be constructed at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. (see also KPTVGazette-Times)

James M. Moum selected as Fellow of The Oceanography Society (LIFE@OSU)

The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates James N. Moum (Professor of Physical Oceanography, Oregon State University) on his selection as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society.

A triumph of truth (ESPN)

Brenda Tracy carried the football helmet in her left hand. It had a red S for Stanford, the white outline of a tree and a purple and teal ribbon commemorating Tracy’s “Set The Expectation” campaign to end sexual violence. She was given the helmet during halftime of the Stanford-Arizona State game on Sept. 30 — a game dedicated to Tracy and her efforts.

Samaritan holding more meningococcal vaccine clinics (Gazette-Times)

Samaritan Health Services is offering additional meningococcal vaccination clinics for Oregon State University students Friday through Wednesday, Jan. 12-17.


Music a la Carte: Jon Sharp, guitar and soprano Rebecca Fromherz present a program of works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Andrew York, John Dowland and Jose Luis Merlin. Friday, Jan. 12 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free.

Women’s basketball: Beaver Nation, end your week by attending an exciting women’s basketball game in Gill Coliseum between two top-25 ranked teams as OSU hosts Arizona State at 6 p.m. this Friday on Faculty & Staff Night. Tickets are just $5 with ID and can purchased in person or online at http://bit.ly/2m7JvTN  Go Beavs!


Bread and Soup Class—The Perfect Comfort Foods for Winter: Class will cover several different kinds of soup as well as how to make broth.  Quick and easy breads to go with soup will be demonstrated. Cost $35 per person $25/two or more in a family.  $75 per person for 3-class winter series. Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Community Christ Church-1485 Gilham Rd. Eugene  Learn More


Register now for the 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Peace Breakfast: Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, while honoring members of the OSU community who carry his message and work forward in the present. The breakfast is free and open to the public but registration is required. At 11 a.m., listen to keynote speaker Melissa Harris-Perry in The LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium. Harris-Perry is a writer, political commentator, former MSNBC TV host and the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. Jan. 15,  9 a.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom.For accommodations contact 541-737-4717 or events@oregonstate.edu. For a full calendar of events visit, leadership.oregonstate.edu/mlk.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Be Orange Challenge: OSU Faculty Staff Fitness and Moore Family Center are hosting the Be Orange Health Challenge Jan. 22-Mar.4. Informational sessions will be held Jan. 16 and 18, 11 a.m.-noon, Jan. 17, noon-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. in Langton 124. Check out http://health.oregonstate.edu/beorange for more details.

Zen Buddhism film: “Walk with Me” Film Screening: the cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness and the Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh is playing at the OSU Memorial Union, Horizon Room on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. Post film discussion by Dee Denver OSU Faculty from the Department of Integrative Biology. Free and open to the public. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1251346028343267/

PFLA Winter Luncheon: Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) invites you to attend the Annual PFLA Winter Luncheon Jan.  25 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery.  Enjoy a catered lunch by OSU Catering showcasing new and favorite menu items and guest speaker Dee Gillen, Coordinator, OSU Faculty Staff Fitness. Dee will speak on ‘Let Fitness Help Bring Life Balance’ and will be extending an invitation to a Prom – plan to attend to learn more!   Cost $15, RSVP at RSVP PFLA Winter Luncheon

BEavers Here Now Drop-In Meditation: Starts Feb. 1, Mondays – Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., Callahan 125 Classroom (outside entrance behind dumpsters). No experience necessary! All are welcome! Benefits of mediation include: Stress Reduction, Better Sleep, Sharper Concentration, Anxiety Management & Happier Relationships. For more information contact Tess Webster-Henry tess.websterhenry@oregonstate.edu

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered Jan. 17.

 NEW! Academic Technology webinar: Welcome All Learners in Canvas Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, Jan.18 at 10 a.m. and learn about the course home page, Canvas syllabus, university policy links, and accessibility tools. Register for information on joining this free 30 minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email us at Canvas@oregonstate.edu

Deadline Extended! NASPA Student Summit on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response: Join us for a FREE conference on Saturday, Jan. 20 (including lunch and transportation to/from Portland) to learn about innovative, student involved efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence. For more information and to register by Wednesday, Jan. 17: http://bit.ly/2018SVPR_StudentSummit. For transportation, please visit SARC’s website: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/sarc.

Environmental and Molecular Toxicology 9th Annual Research Day  Free registration (and lunch included with registration).  Visit https://emt.oregonstate.edu/research-day-2018  for more information. Keynote Speaker: George Gaston, Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH.  “Integrating biotechnology and big data to predict toxicity.” Jan. 19, at The LaSells Stewart Center. Register by Monday, Jan. 15.

OSU in Cuba Study Abroad: Join professors Ron Mize and Adam Schwartz (School of Language, Culture & Society) for this unique opportunity to learn about and experience CUBA in 2018. A 10-credit academic program includes a four credit SPRING TERM term course followed by a six-credit summer field study for two weeks in and around Havana and the Bay of Pigs.   Final Information Session: Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m., Strand Ag Hall 160 Application deadline: Feb. 1.

Conversation with Sen. Sara Gelser: State Senator Sara Gelser will be on campus talk with faculty and students about the upcoming legislative session and issues relevant to the OSU community. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Memorial Union Journey Room (104). RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/T8lxNrakItUtcxo43 Streaming: https://goo.gl/Z2KFGD

Beaver Family Connections: Social Media & Technology: One of the biggest parenting hot topics has been the increasing use of social media and technology in tweens/teens. Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from noon-1 p.m. in MU 212 as OSU’s Tasha Randall Galardi discusses social media use and her experience of being a “techno-parent”. For a complete Beaver Family Connections visit http://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/bfc or contact the Family Resource Center at familyresources@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Employees Considering Graduate Business School: Join us for a Lunch & Learn Information Session to learn how you can earn your MBA part-time while working at OSU. We’ll answer questions about the OSU Tuition Reduction program too! Friday, Jan. 19, noon – 1 p.m. RSVP required, email: olivia.heath@oregonstate.edu

Craft Center Winter Classes: Feed your creativity and sign up for beginning and advanced Craft Center classes for staff, faculty, students and community members now through Jan. 22. Topics include pottery on the wheel, weaving, fused glass, screen printing, woodworking and more. Pick up a catalog at a number of convenient locations across campus. Register for classes at the Craft Center. 541-737-2937. sli.oregonstate.edu/craft.

The Science Gap: The College of Engineering proudly welcomes Jorge Cham, who will give a talk called “The Science Gap.” Feb. 8, 9-10:15 a.m., LaSells Stewart Center. Book signing to follow the talk. Free and open to the public. More information is available at engineering.oregonstate.edu/jorge-cham

2018 Graduate Research Showcase: Come see world-changing ideas on display at the College of Engineering’s 2018 Graduate Research Showcase. Feb. 8, 1-4 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. Free and open to the public. More information is available at engineering.oregonstate.edu/2018-graduate-research-showcase

6th Annual Healthy Masculinities Conference: Please join the OSU Men’s Development & Engagement (MDE) program on Saturday, Feb. 17 in the MU Horizon Room from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  at our 6th annual Healthy Masculinities Conference. With this year’s theme being Examining Masculinities Conference: Through the Looking Glass, we anticipate a rich day of authentic conversations, energetic presentations and workshops, and sincere community building opportunities for all. Everyone is invited to attend. Conference registration is FREE. Registration will remain open until Feb. 10.  Light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Click here to register. For questions, contact MDE@oregonstate.edu

Take Note 

NEW! Fire safety warning: Recently a small fire occurred in an individual’s office on campus when a portable space heater was plugged into a fuse-protected power strip which was chained to another power strip before it made it to a wall receptacle.  Three other items were plugged into the final power strip which resulted in an overload situation. The power strip failed to trip prior to allowing the cord to overheat and catch fire.  With winter upon us it is important to follow proper safety precautions when using a space heater in your office, these include: plug your space heater directly into a wall receptacle not an extension cord or power strip, use only heaters that are UL listed and are equipped with a safety tip-over switch, place heater out in the open and provide 36” clearance around heater, turn the unit off when you leave your office and unplug it when you leave for the day. Campus Office of Fire Prevention x7-3066.

Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) Academy Applications:  Faculty applications are currently being accepted for the DPD Academy scheduled to be held the weeks of June 18 – 22 and June 25 -29.  The DPD Academy facilitates focused and productive engagement with contemporary, multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power, and discrimination; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation.  Both individual and team applications are welcome.  For more information and to apply, visit the DPD Academy web page.  Deadline: Feb. 9.

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 Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the Spring 2018 External Course Fees before they become effective Feb. 25, 2018.  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.

Geriatric feline study: OSU researchers are seeking indoor hyperthyroid and non-hyperthyroid cats over 10 years of age. Recruited cats will wear a passive sampling cat tag (collar, harness) for 7 days to assess flame retardant levels in the home. All cat owners will provide their cat’s medical records and mail a completed questionnaire and cat tag to OSU (prepaid envelope). For more information, visit http://fses.oregonstate.edu/node/1363 or contact Jana Gordon (Jana.Gordon@oregonstate.edu).

Library Undergraduate Research Awards offer $1,000 scholarships: Impressed by a student’s research paper or project? That student could win $1,000 for their work through the Library Undergraduate Research Awards, which offer one prize for a paper or project in the arts and humanities and another for work in social sciences, sciences or engineering. Encourage your worthy students to apply. The deadline for applying is Jan. 31, and more info is at http://library.oregonstate.edu/awards/undergrad-research.

OSU Libraries offers $2,500 grants for resident scholars using the Special Collections and Archives Research Center: The Resident Scholar program provides research grants of up to $2,500 to support work done in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center. Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students, and independent scholars are all invited to apply. More info about the program, including its application form, is available at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/residentscholar.html. The application deadline is April 30.

Career Wardrobe donations sought: OSU MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences), is currently seeking donations of ‘lightly used’ professional business attire for our 13th annual Career Wardrobe event, which will be held Feb. 8 in the MU Ballroom open to all OSU students. The annual Career Wardrobe event helps all OSU students prepare for the winter term career fairs and supports student members attending the MANRRS National Conference. Current donation drop off locations are 158 or 147 Strand Agricultural Hall (STAG) and OSU Career Development Center located at B008 Kerr on campus, or The Beaver Store in Portland at 538 SW 6th Ave. 

Updates to University Policies & Standards:  Please visit the University Policy & Standards page to learn about policy updates from the past month: http://policy.oregonstate.edu/whats-new  This page is updated frequently with new developments so we encourage you to check back regularly.

Traffic and Maintenance

Annual steam shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building.  This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide.  The steam shutdown for 2018 will occur 6 p.m. June 17-4 p.m. June 20. 

Kerr Admin Loading Dock closed: As part of the Kerr Admin Freight Elevator Modernization project, the Kerr Admin loading dock will be closed through mid March (see map). The closure of the east side of the loading dock will not affect hand truck deliveries or pedestrian pathways for building access. Accommodations for larger deliveries can be made when needed.


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

Assistant Computational Scientist (Faculty Research Assistant). The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (CGRB) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Assistant Computational Scientist to support CGRB’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Teaching Facility (ACTF).  Posting #P01780UF. Closes Jan. 14.

Bioinformatics Analyst (Faculty Research Assistant).  The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (CGRB) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Bioinformatics Analyst. Posting number: P01779UF Closes Jan. 14.

Bioinformatics Trainer (Faculty Research Assistant). The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (CGRB) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Bioinformatics Trainer.  Posting number: P01775UF. Closes Jan. 14.

Marketing and Communications Assistant (MCA) will be responsible for helping the Marketing and Communications Specialist (MCS) with activities within and emanating from INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) to build awareness and drive student recruitment from the global markets to OSU and INTO OSU.  With direction from the INTO OSU Marketing and Communications Specialist and in cooperation with the Marketing and Recruitment Manager, the MCA will organize and implement a wide range of activities/tactics as defined within the annual marketing plan, and will provide marketing and sales support for emerging needs. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=36255&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Jan.14.

Web and Mobile Services (WAMS), part of the Information and Technology Division at Oregon State University, invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE) , 12-month Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, positions.  Posting # P01317CT. Closes Jan. 31.  Full-consideration date is Jan. 15.

Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time .75 FTE (approximately 30 hours per week), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) with the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program. This position will be located in Eugene serving Lane County.  Posting# P01313CT.  Closes Jan. 15.

Finance & Accounting Manager – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Finance & Accounting Manager position.  This is a working manager position responsible for supervising Business Center financial and accounting functions in the AMBC. Posting #P01766UF. Closes Jan. 15. 

Custodian – University Housing and Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Custodian position. Posting #P01337CT. Closes Jan. 16.

UPDATED! Accountant 1 – The Auxiliaries & Activates Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for two full-time, 12-month, Accountant 1 positions. Job duties, qualifications, and application process can be found by visiting http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/  Posting # P01332CT.  Closes Jan 17.

The Parking office of Transportation Services, Oregon State University, is hiring one full-time (1.0 FTE) Parking Field Representative. Posting#: P01331CT. Closes Jan. 17.

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.

UPDATED! The Department of Marketing and Events is seeking a Marketing Writer. This is a full-time, 1.00 FTE,12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01816UF. Closes Jan. 19.

Staff Counselor: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking a staff counselor currently licensed in Oregon. This is a full-time, 7-month academic wage appointment. Please follow this link to apply: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/53997 .  Closes Jan. 19.

Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking a Procurement Contract Officer.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Chief Procurement Officer. Posting # P01784UF. Closes Jan 19.

Special Programs Coordinator This position is responsible for Special Programs coordination, including communication, marketing, and program implementation. This position works closely with a range of stakeholders to ensure high quality outcomes for staff and students and acts as a main point of contact and resource for these partners.  For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=35898&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Jan. 20.

Part Time CADC 1 Contractor: Student Health Services invites applications for a part time, contracted Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I position. Closes Jan. 22. Information on the position and how to apply can be found here: http://bit.ly/2CPok0I

Scholar Housing and Residential Conferences Coordinator: The Scholar Housing & Residential Conferences Coordinator is a professional faculty position responsible for the overall administration of the Scholar & Guest Housing program, which houses 150-200 academic scholars, interns, and guests throughout the summer and academic year. The position requires infrequent and unpredictable crisis response throughout the year to several facilities but at an even higher amount during the summer conference season in 10-15 facilities. This position is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting # P01833UF. Closes Jan. 22.

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. Closes Jan. 26.

Office Manager The Statistics Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Office Manager.  Posting # P01821UF. Closes Jan. 28 or when filled.

NEW! Oregon Sea Grant is recruiting one part-time, intermittent (approximately 10 hours per week as needed) Education Program Assistant 1 position at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Posting number, P01349CT.  Accepting applications until Jan. 29.

Sous Chef – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one Sous Chef position.  This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed term, professional faculty positions, with reappointment at the discretion of the Director.  Posting # P01850UF.  Closes Jan. 29.

Upward Bound Educational Counselor  The College Assistance Migrant Program is seeking an Educational Counselor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01848UF. Closes Jan. 29.

Temporary Education Program Assistant 1 – Sea Grant invites applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE), 12-month, temporary Education Program Assistant 1 position. Posting P01345CT. Position based in Beaverton. Full consideration date Jan. 30. Closes Feb. 6.

Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time .45 FTE (approximately 18 hours per week), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) with the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program. This position will be located in Eugene, Oregon.  Posting# P01335CT.  Closes Feb. 4. 

NEW! Oregon Sea Grant is recruiting one part-time, (approximately 20 hours per week) Temporary Education Program Assistant position for Oregon State University in Beaverton, Oregon. Posting number, P01345CT. Accepting applications until Feb. 6.

Content Strategist – The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Content Strategist. Posting number: P01851UF Closes Feb. 11. 

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.

Program Coordinator, Athletics Annual Giving: The Oregon State University Foundation is searching for a Program Coordinator for our Athletics Annual Giving team.  This position is responsible for assisting with all operations within the Our Beaver Nation Annual Fund with a purpose of generating revenue. Visit www.osufoundation.org for more information.

Director of Development, Health Sciences.  The Oregon State University Foundation is searching for a front-line fundraising professional to manage a comprehensive major gift program to support units within the Division of Health Sciences.  This position will devote 80% of work time to major gift fundraising activities and 20% of work time to administrative responsibilities. Learn more a www.osufoundation.org

Events Support Technician.  The CH2M HILL Alumni Center, home to the OSU Alumni Association, is in search of a skilled person to provide event support and to help manage the day-to-day operations of the alumni center.  The person who fills this role will join an enthusiastic team of three full-time staff members and a crew of student workers dedicated to providing the ultimate event experience at the premier event site in the area.  With, at times, a non-traditional work schedule, job responsibilities include event set-up (including full service audiovisual, lighting and staging), conference room preparation, manage facility equipment, and interact with clients about event needs, and much more, to help ensure a successful event.  Learn more at www.osufoundation.org

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


Corvallis: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernard ShawChance of showers, high of 58, low of 38. Mostly cloudy over the weekend with some sunshine.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny Friday, high of 46, low of 30. Mostly sunny over the weekend.

Newport: Chance of showers, high of 52, low of 42. Mostly sunny this weekend.

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


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