OSU Today

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 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.

‘The struggle continues’ (Gazette-Times)

Fiery speeches. Calls for social justice. A peace march through campus. Anyone attending Oregon State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances on Monday might be forgiven for thinking the year was 1968, not 2018.

Long crowned 2018 cherry king for work in NW industry (Capital Press)

A retired Oregon State University Extension specialist is honored for helping move the Pacific Northwest cherry industry into high-density orchards of smaller trees and other work.

Thousands of OSU students vaccinated in Meningococcal B clinics (KEZI)

More than 6,400 students were vaccinated for meningococcal B during five days of clinics last week at Oregon State University.

How Douglas Engelbart invented the future (Smithsonian Magazine)

On December 8, 1968, Douglas Engelbart (OSU Class of 1948) sat in front of a crowd of 1,000 in San Francisco, ready to introduce networked computing to the world. Engelbart was no Steve Jobs. He was a shy engineer with no marketing background. His goal was to speak directly to other engineers, showing them that they could use computers in new ways to solve complex human problems.

Snowpack near record lows spells trouble for western water supplies (Inside Climate News)

The changes may come faster than expected, according to Oregon State University climate scientist Philip Mote, referring to a Nov. 2017 study showing how the snow linethe elevation where rain changes over to snowin California’s northern Sierra Nevada raced uphill by as much as 236 vertical feet per year between 2008 and 2017, the warmest decade in Earth’s observed climate history.

Level playing field? Network experts stress importance of net neutrality effects (Herald & News)

Dan Faltesek, assistant professor of new media, social media and cultural analytics at Oregon State University, said that it’s more important than ever for consumers to pay attention and realize what these choices could mean for their own future.

Trump’s comments recall a racist past in immigration policy (Bainbridge Island Review)

A piece by José-Antonio Orosco, associate professor of philosophy: School of History, Philosophy, and Religion; Director, Oregon State University Peace Studies Program.

OSU students celebrate MLK Jr. Day of Service by painting new Arc Thrift Store (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University students and staff participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Saturday by painting the walls at the new Arc Thrift Store in Philomath


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Craft Center Winter Open House: Have you been craving a creative outlet? Or looking to learn or advance your skills in a particular craft? Visit the Craft Center’s Open House on Jan. 17 from 2-5 p.m. for demonstrations, hands on activities, facility tours and register for winter classes and workshops! This free event, located in the basement level of Student Experience Center, is a perfect way to kick off the new year. #wecreate. 541-737-2937. sli.oregonstate.edu/craft.

NEW! Triathlon Club Membership Meeting: The OSU Triathlon Club invites you to attend their quarterly membership meeting in the Dixon Recreation Center Lower Classroom on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. All OSU community members of all abilities are welcome. Learn how to join our daily coached practices for running, biking, and swimming and work up to your first or next triathlon.

Dreams of Cuba: The Little Gallery (Kidder 210) presents “Dreams of Cuba,” an exhibition of photography by Greg Bal. On view Jan. 8-Feb. 28, with an opening reception Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m. The artist is displaying photos captured in Cuba in 2013 during a study abroad class led by OSU professor Nana Osei-Kofi.

Formal dance: The Winter Wonderland Student Formal Dance celebrates OSU’s 150th anniversary by bringing back the student formal dance to the Memorial Union Ballroom.  Students can reserve their tickets for this Janu. 27 event, but they’re going fast!  If you’re not a student, but would still like a reason to get dressed up and dance, consider the Faculty Staff Fitness version on March 3.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! WRGP Fall Seminar Series: Jeff Nason, of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering will present “Elucidating the complex interactions between engineered nanoparticles, (bio)colloids, and naturally occurring macromolecules” on Wednesday Jan.17, from noon-1 p.m. in Strand 260. Free and open to the public.

NEW! Qual*Tricks. Come learn some new tricks in Qualtrics on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Valley Library, Willamette East from 12:15-12:45 p.m. This week’s topic is piping text. Bring your lunch and your own laptop if you’d like to follow along. Can’t come? Join us on WebEx! Please RSVP for both F2F and Online attendance. See the complete schedule.

NEW! Biochemistry and Biophysics Guest Lecture Seminar: Anne-Marie Krachler, an associate professor at the McGovern Medical School at UT Health in Houston, Texas, will present “May the force be with you: Mechanosensing and virulence regulation in enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157” on Wednesday Jan. 17 at 3:30 p.m. in ALS 4001.

NEW! 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

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.

Board of Trustees: The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, Jan. 19, from 9:45 am to 3 pm to discuss Oregon State’s strategic planning and efforts to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice, and to receive a legislative update. The Board also will consider a capital budget amendment, the university’s 10-year business forecast, an acquisition of real property, an adjustment in presidential compensation, and the election of board officers. During the meeting, the Board will hold an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) to conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions. A public comment period is provided at each board meeting. Commenters may register by e-mail before the meeting by contacting Marcia Stuart at marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu or may register at the meeting itself. Other committees of the board will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. This includes on Thursday, in the Finance & Administration Committee, a discussion of preliminary FY2019 tuition scenarios and budget planning on which the committee will hear public comment. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, the Board of Trustees and the Associated Students of OSU will host an informal student-trustee discussion and dinner at The LaSells Stewart Center from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Participation will be limited to invited guests but members of the public may attend. The agendas and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. For accommodations: (541) 737-3449 or Marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

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.

Take Note 

NEW! Giving Circle: The OSU Women’s Giving Circle is accepting proposals for grants to be awarded in May 2018. The applications are due by Wednesday, Jan. 17. To apply for a grant, please visit www.osufoundation.org/wgc_grant. Questions contact Kellie Parker at 541-737-4691 or Kellie.Parker@osufoundation.org.

NEW! Participants needed for Metabolic Research Study at Oregon State University: The purpose of this study is to determine the benefits of a single session of exercise on muscle metabolism, including the response to insulin. Participants must be age 18-45 years, not engage in regular exercise activity, not have diabetes or cardiovascular disease, and not be pregnant. This study is being conducted by Sean Newsom, Ph.D. and Matt Robinson, Ph.D. of the Translational Metabolism Research Laboratory. For more information, please contact us at TMR.Lab@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Apply now for Ecampus professional development funds: Oregon State Ecampus invites faculty, staff and administrators to pursue professional development related to online and hybrid education. Further your professional goals while promoting effective teaching and learning in OSU’s online and hybrid courses. Funding is available for professorial faculty and professional faculty and advisors. The application deadline is Feb. 7, so learn more and apply online today.

NEW! Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF): The Research Office is now accepting applications for the RERF. The budget this year is expected to be $400,000. Research Equipment Reserve Funds (RERF) may be used to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. The equipment may be inventoried capital equipment (defined as =>$5,000 per unit), or fabricated capitalized equipment. Proposals are due Feb. 28, by 5 p.m. Questions:  Contact Research Office Incentive Programs at:  Incentive.Programs@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Mid-Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Cold Weather Illness   With low temperatures comes a responsibility to prepare and take precautions against cold weather illness.  This month’s poster can be downloaded at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/01-15%20ColdWeatherIllness.pdf

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Campus Way: There will be intermittent traffic interruptions Jan. 16-30, to accommodate installation of IT conduit. Traffic control will occur on Campus Way west of 35th Street (View Map).  During this time there will possible traffic delays. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Jason Lundy at 541-270-0193.

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.

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

NEW! The Forestry, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) at Oregon State University is recruiting for an Accountant 1.  Posting #P01342CT. Closes Jan 24.

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.

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.

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.

NEW! Student Treasury Management Project Assistant – The Office of University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week), 12-month  Student Accounts Customer Treasury Management Project Assistant post # P03167SE Full consideration date Feb. 2. Closes Feb. 28.

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. 

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: “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Showers likely, high of 54, low of 40. Rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of showers, high of 45, low of 32. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

Newport: Showers likely, high of 52, low of 45. Rain and breezy Wednesday.

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


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