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Friday, Jan. 19, 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 alumnus gives $50 million to veterinary college (KATU)

Oregon State University officials say they plan to bolster the veterinary college after an alumnus has given one of the largest donations in the history of the university. (see also US News & World Report, The Columbian)

Prestigious climate-related fellowships rescinded (EOS)

“It was extremely disappointing, and it still is, to know that the current federal policy and the budgetary constraints, whether they’re real or just a chilling effect, are directly hurting my career,” said Nancy Williams, who, like Travis, was selected but ultimately not funded. Williams is finishing her Ph.D. work at Oregon State University in Corvallis and has secured a National Research Council (NRC) fellowship that will fund her postdoc at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, where she will study carbon exchange between the ocean and the atmosphere.

Oregon commercial Dungeness crab fishing on hold again amid negotiations (KATU)

The Oregon commercial crab season is delayed once again as boat owners negotiate with fish processing companies over the price of crab. Kaety Jacobson, an extension marine fisheries agent with the Oregon Sea Grant, says these negotiations are not uncommon and happen from time to time. Jacobson says the Oregon Department of Agriculture helps to mediate negotiations. If the parties reach an impasse, the state steps away, until the parties reach an agreement.

OSU athletes say mental health care is #DamWorthIt (KOIN)

Current and former Oregon State University athletes are launching a new campaign to help end the stigma associated with mental illness. They call it #DamWorthIt and while it was planned weeks ago, it launches just days after Washington State Cougars quarterback Tyler Hilinkski was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Racial issues churn in ‘Spinning Into Butter’ play (Gazette-Times)

Although the play “Spinning Into Butter” was written in 1999, its theme of racism couldn’t be more timely today, says the director of a production that will be staged three times this weekend at Oregon State University.

New naked barley “Buck:” the modern version of an ancient grain (Food Ingredients First)

And the researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) are collaborating with industry and academic colleagues to develop beer recipes based on the new variety called Buck.

Organic blueberry study part 2 (AgInfo)

With today’s Fruit Grower Report, I’m Bob Larson. Organic blueberry growers now have the knowledge to compete with conventional growers thanks to a 10-year study at Oregon State University.


Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Research Day, Jan. 19, 8 a.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology is pleased to announce our 9th Annual Research Day. https://emt.oregonstate.edu/research-day-2018  Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments and impact of EMT research and programs. Online registration is closed, but registrations will be accepted at the event or through email: mary.mucia@oregonstate.edu

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.

Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be closed this Friday but open next Friday.

Beaver Classic Cheese Sales: Come purchase your favorite Beaver Classic Cheeses. Take home some of our new flavors…Porter Soaked, Hard Cider Soaked or Pinot Soaked Cheddars. Or our newest Award Winner…Smoked Cheddar – American Cheese Society 3rd Place 2016. Fridays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Withycombe 159. For more information robin.frojen@oregonstate.edu

One Snap, Get SNAP: Put on by the HSRC and SSI, this event encourages students who may be eligible for SNAP benefits to start their application and end stigma around needing assistance. DHS representatives will be available. Friday, January 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in the MU; light refreshments provided. Check us out on Facebook!

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales 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 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

Thesis defense:  Elijah Wilson, MS candidate in Wood Science, will present his thesis, “Check Characterization of Maple Plywood”.  The defense will be held on Friday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 107.  Free and open to the public.  Contact Jessica.King@oregonstate.edu for accommodations.

Author reading: Writer, radio producer and multimedia artist Shawn Wen will give a reading of her work on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Lab Theater in Withycombe Hall.  The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing, and is part of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film’s 2017-2018 Visiting Writers Series.


NEW! 3rd Annual OSU STEM Leaders Program Research Symposium: The OSU STEM Leaders Program will be hosting its research symposium, where students will present research posters and oral presentations on their undergraduate STEM research experiences from across campus. The symposium will take place Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Horizon Room.

New play: The OSU College of Engineering is sponsoring “Spinning Into Butter,” a play by Rebecca Gilman, produced by Bag&Baggage Productions, that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America. Show times are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, in room 200 at the Learning Innovation Center on OSU’s Corvallis campus. Tickets are free but required and can be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis at http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/community.

Upcoming Events

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.

Student formal: 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 Jan. 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! Farm, Fork and Glass: Agriculture & Innovation in England:  Join professor Jonathan Velez and Academic Advisor Dawn Moyer from the College of Agricultural Sciences for an informative two-week faculty-led program that explores agriculture in northwest England. The group will visit University of Nottingham, Oxford University and Royal Agricultural University, and hear from academics as well as regional agricultural practitioners July 1 – 14, 2018.  Gain a firsthand look at dairy, crop, fermentation and other agricultural producers through farm visits, brewery tours and historical site visits, earning six credits.  Please join us for an Info Session on Mon., Jan. 22 at 1pm in Strand Ag Hall 131.  Application Deadline: March 15.  For more information, contact dawn.moyer@oregonstate.edu or faculty.led@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Oregon Master Naturalist Program Returns Jan. 22. Join the program and become part of a dedicated network of volunteers committed to preserving Oregon’s natural history and natural resources. Learn more.

NEW! Save 25% for a Limited Time on the Craft Brewery Startup Workshop in Eugene. Receive expert advice from the brewing pros at Ninkasi Brewing Co. and learn how to start your own profitable craft brewery: Program features financial and business planning, brand management, equipment sourcing and more. Register by January 22.

NEW! 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 Jan. 23, we will explore various approaches for effectively planning and reflecting on lessons. If available, please bring samples of your current lesson plans. 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

NEW! PERS: Tiers 1 & 2 Simplified.  What role will PERS play in your retirement plan? Understand how your PERS retirement works and explore the various choices, advantages/disadvantages you will need to consider when you decide to retire.  Designed for people within 5 years of retirement.  Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS*.  Jan 23, noon, MU 212.  RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com

NEW! Winter workshops: Several winter-term training workshops for employees, presented by the Center for Training & Organizational Development, remain open for registration. Workshops include Core Curriculum for Supervisors and Managers, Delivering Exceptional Service, Strategic Planning & Execution, Coaching: A Process for Developing Talent, and Streamlining the Student Experience via Process Mapping.  Details, times, dates and registration (no cost)

NEW! Enhance Your Teaching with Oregon State’s Online E-Learning Instructional Design CertificateSeries. Gain career-ready skills to enter or advance in the field of online course design. Learn more.

NEW! Successfully Lead Your Team Through Organizational Change. This five-week expert-led online course gives you the knowledge and skills to help your team and organization thrive during times of change. Learn more.

 NEW! Master Lean Six Sigma Methodology and Enhance Your Business Effectiveness.  Oregon State’s online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate will help you create high efficiency, profitable organizations through product and process excellence. Learn more.

NEW! Popular Permaculture Design Certificate Program Returns This Month. This unique online program helps you develop your own sustainable, climate-specific landscape design – ideal for landscape design pros, homeowners, gardeners, farmers and more. Learn more.   

Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Andrew Hendry, , Associate Professor, McGill University will present a seminar, “Eco-evolutionary Dynamics in Galapagos” on Monday, Jan. 22, 3:30 p.m. in ALS 4001. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst college students? This workshop will teach participants to recognize the warning signs and how to help if someone they know is thinking about suicide. Suicide is preventable and depression is treatable – you can help save a life. <Date> 12-1:30pm, MU Journey Room. Feel free to bring your lunch! Each workshop will be in the Journey Room from 12 to 1:30pm. The dates are: Jan. 23, March 7, April 23, and May 24.

School of Public Policy Canada Study Abroad 2018. Join professors Dwaine Plaza and Lauren Plaza for a unique faculty led Spring Break study abroad to Vancouver Canada March 24-30– 4 credits. This is an inexpensive opportunity that will allow students to visit an international location which is very different than the United States in terms of history, politics, culture, and society. Students from all majors are welcome. Drop in information sessions will take place: Monday Jan. 22 and Wednesday Jan. 24, 1-4 p.m., in Bexell Hall Room 214 (CLA advising Suite). Application deadline Feb. 1. Visit the link for more information: https://oregonstate-idea.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10384

TEXTtalks: 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 now to ensure you receive a copy of the text for your sessions. The event runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and a catered lunch. Jan. 31, MU Ballroom. Register here.

Take Note 

NEW! Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for Spring Term 2018 projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 9, with notification in Week 7.  Please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact Karen Holmberg at karen.holmberg@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! University Venture Development fund RFP: OSU’s Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development | OSU Advantage is announcing a Request for Proposals. OSU-affiliated research faculty, and OSU students working under the direction of a faculty PI, are eligible to apply and may submit applications to OSRAA via Cayuse by 5 p.m., Feb. 21. The purpose is to provide funding for projects that enhance the value and commercial potential of OSU-affiliated applied innovations and support the innovation economy in Oregon. Award amounts of up to $60,000 will be provided, with a total available fund of approximately $250k this round. Contact Sanjai Tripathi at the OSU Advantage Accelerator with any questions: Sanjai.Tripathi@oregonstate.edu.

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Moving Toward Active Learning? The Center for Teaching and Learning encourages teaching faculty to be part of the Hybrid Faculty Learning Community in Spring 2018 and redesign an established Corvallis campus course as a hybrid course. See Call for Hybrid Proposals. Professional development funding is provided; apply by Mon., Jan. 22. For more information, contact Cub.Kahn@oregonstate.edu.

SEIU Local 083 nominations are open through Jan. 30, 5 p.m.: To be union strong we need candidates and officers from all over campus so please consider stepping up. Details for how to nominate yourself or another member can be found here: http://www2.seiu503.org/e/171302/wp-content-/ld77p/116635742uploads/2018/01/L083-Nom.pdf Please consider running. 

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Jefferson Street: Three spaces on the south side of Jefferson Street and one space on the north side of Jefferson Street  (View Map) will be blocked from Jan. 22 – 23 for equipment needed for construction on 35th Street.

26th Street: Due to construction, 26th street between SW Campus Way and SW Orchard Ave. (see map) will be closed February 2018 through May 2018. Crews will be installing new steam and condensate lines from the tunnel at Campus Way north to the intersection of 26th street and Orchard. Currently 26th street is scheduled to close on Feb. 2 and reopen on May 28.  Pedestrian traffic will not be impacted, northbound and southbound sidewalks will remain open. We will add an update to this notification when we have more precise details on the construction schedule.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Analyst Programmer 3 – full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 3, position for the Human Resources Benny Hire application (50%) and for Information Services Student Success efforts (50%) within the OSU Shared Use Organization.  This position provides expertise in the development, validation, testing, usage, and optimization of business-critical technical systems and processes. Position duties include Salesforce development, administration, and end user support. Posting # P01351CT. Closes Jan. 25. 

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.

NEW! Certified Veterinary Technician:  The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the Jan. 30.  Interested parties should apply to posting #P01316CT no later than midnight on Jan. 29 for full consideration.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered. 

Library Technician 3 – OSU Libraries invites applications for 2 full-time Library Technician 3’s in the Acquisitions Unit. Posting # P01312CT. Closes Jan. 30.

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.

Regional Operations Coordinator  – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University is inviting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Coastal Regional Operations Coordinator. This position will serve the Oregon Coast Region (Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties). The office location will be one of the Extension sites on the Oregon Coast Region. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Oregon Coast Regional Director and the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.  Posting# P01869UF.  Closes Jan. 31.

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.

UPDATED! 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), Student 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. 

NEW! Regional Director – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a Regional Director. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The region assigned will be East Oregon which will cover Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa counties. The office location will be in one of the East Oregon’s Extension County Offices. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.  Posting # P01870UF.  Closes Feb. 18.

Recruiter – College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Recruiter position.  Posting #P01855UF.  Closes Feb. 19.

Enterprise Computing Services is recruiting for one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 1 position at Oregon State University.  Posting # P01356CT. Closes Feb. 23.

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.

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


Corvallis: “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” ~ George Elliot. Showers today, high of 45, low of 38. Showers Saturday and rain Sunday.

Central Oregon: Isolated snow showers, high of 40, low of 30. Chance of rain and snow showers through the weekend.

Newport: Showers today and through the weekend. High today of 48, low of 41. High surf advisory in effect through the afternoon.

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


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