OSU Today

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 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.

 New hazelnut variety named after industry official (Capital Press)

Oregon State University is preparing to release a new hazelnut variety named PollyO in recognition of longtime industry official Polly Owen.

OSU researchers build small, energy-saving tech device (KTVZ)

Researchers at Oregon State University have designed and fabricated the world’s smallest electro-optic modulator, which could mean major reductions in energy used by data centers and supercomputers. (see also Science DailyPhys.Org)

An acid solution? (Oregon Coast Today)

The effects of ocean acidification on Oregon Coast estuaries as well as oyster and Dungeness crab fisheries will be on the agenda when Dr. George Waldbusser addresses the Thursday, Feb. 1, meeting of the The MidCoast Watersheds Council in Newport.

Ornamental grasses offer year-round beauty (Bend Bulletin)

For grass varieties that do well in Central Oregon, refer to “Water-wise Gardening in Central Oregon,” by Amy Jo Detweiler, Oregon State University Extension horticulturist and associate professor.

Student body leader at OSU arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief (Oregonian)

Corvallis police on Monday arrested an Oregon State University graduate student who serves as a student body representative.

American lobsters feeling the heat in the northwest Atlantic (Phys.Org)

Warming bottom temperatures can also reduce energy stores of overwintering invertebrates, such as lobster and copepods, and lead to more diseases, said Maria Kavanaugh, a former postdoctoral investigator at WHOI and now an assistant professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis and co-author of the new study.

What is the Cascadia Subduction Zone? (Express)

Chris Goldfinger, a professor of geophysics at Oregon State University, has said that the Cascadia Subduction Zone is capable of delivering a magnitude 9 earthquake. 


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

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

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. Feel free to bring your lunch! Each workshop will be in the Journey Room from noon to 1:30 p.m. The dates are: Jan. 23, March 7, April 23, and May 24.

International Women’s Group: You’re invited to join the International Women’s Conversation Hour, and explore topics related to studying and living in the US as an international woman student. Tuesdays 5 to 6 p.m. (except Feb 20). Starting Week 3. MU Talisman Room

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.

NEW! Cross-Cultural Management and Leadership in London: Join professor Anthony Klotz from the College of Business for an exciting three-week faculty-led program in London, England from June 30 – July 21. Students will earn eight credits for taking two courses in London which explore the effects of globalization and cross-cultural differences on management and leadership. Info Session Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in Austin 216 or Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. in Austin 440. Priority Application Deadline: Feb. 1. For more information contact Anthony.Klotz@oregonstate.edu or faculty.led@oregonstate.edu.

Upcoming Events

NEW! 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

NEW! China Night 2018: Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 at OSU from 5-9 p.m., Feb. 11, in The LaSells Stewart Center. Dinner (Chinese food) is served between 5-7 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets: $5 for OSU student and kids 2-10. $8 for General and Faculty. Tickets are sold at the front desk of Student Experience Center. Online Tickets: www.universe.com/events/china-night-tickets-corvallis-ZCV503

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Information and Global Social: Barcelona. Join Laurie Bridges and Clara Llebot Lorente, OSU librarians and professors, to discuss this summer’s faculty-led two-week study abroad to Barcelona. The class is three credits, UEXP 290. The course is especially designed for first-time travelers and all majors are welcome, in addition, the course can be used for the Social Justice Minor. There is no language requirement. Join us at 4 p.m. in the Valley Library Willamette East room on Thursday, Jan. 25. For more information about the class: http://studybarcelona.weebly.com/

WRGP Winter Seminar Series: Steve Wondzell, of the US Forest Service Aquatic Ecology and Management Team, will present “What should streams look like? Can we apply the concepts of reference condition and desired future condition to stream restoration?” on Wednesday, Jan 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in 260 Strand Hall. Free and open to the public.

The Empire Strikes Back: Catholic Responses to the Protestant Reformation- Lecture by Howard Louthan. Scholars have often portrayed the Catholic church of the Reformation era as a weak and corrupt institution primed to collapse with the coming of Martin Luther. It did not shatter or disintegrate. Indeed, in many places it regained territory lost initially to the Protestants.  This lecture will investigate the origins and development of a Catholic Reformation that proved robust and effectively checked its Protestant rivals. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 4 p.m. Memorial Union, Journey Room: 104. Lightly Catered. Free and open to all.

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Tom Spies, research forester at the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, will give a talk titled “New Insights Into Old Forests: Forest Ecology and Conservation in the Area of the Northwest Forest Plan”. He will speak on Jan. 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 302.”

ABC+D of Medicare: Medicare choices? Part D? Medigap? Medicare Advantage? Designed for people 63 and older.  Presented by Kyle King, CPRC®, APMA®, Associate Financial Advisor, CFS*. Jan 25, noon, MU 212 RSVP to investmentseminars@mapscu.com

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.   

Take Note 

NEW! University Day at the Capitol: OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to join Oregon’s public universities on Feb. 15 for University Day at the Capitol. This event will be a critical time for university supporters to speak directly with their legislators about the need to protect higher education funding from cuts and make new investments next biennium. RSVP here. All-day event, lunch provided. Motorpool will be available to those who need it. Please contact Claire McMorris, claire.mcmorris@oregonstate.edu, (541) 737-4514 with any questions or concerns.

Long Term Research Rooms: Apply for a long-term (6 to 12 months) research room at the Valley Library.  Doctoral candidates and faculty members engaged in special projects may apply.  Applications (available here) will be considered based on project merits and specific need for library space and materials.  The application deadline is Feb. 4, and decisions will be made Feb. 12.  Please complete and return to the library circulation desk, or return by email to lori.hilterbrand@oregonstate.edu

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.

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.

OSU Today reader survey: Readers of OSU Today are encouraged to participate in a 20-question survey to help shape the kind of content OSU Today provides. Please visit https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Nswh5nRYk6lFGt

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

Student Experience Center Plaza: One of the glass panels is being replaced overhead in the SEC Plaza on Monday Jan. 22, from 7 a.m. -5 pm. During this time there will not be foot traffic allowed through the Plaza in between the SEC and the east wing of the Memorial Union (View Map). In addition the West Entrance to the SEC will be closed. The SEC and the Memorial Union will remain open.

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.

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.

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.

NEW! First-Year Head Advisor – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting # P01868UF.  Closes Feb. 9.

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. 

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.

Enterprise Computing Services is recruiting for one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 3 position at Oregon State University.  Posting # P01358CT. Closes March 15.

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: “We cannot stay home all our lives, we must present ourselves to the world and we must look upon it as an adventure.” ~ Beatrix Potter. Rain today, high of 48, low of 42.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain and snow today, high of 41, low of 35. Chance of rain, followed by rain and snow, tomorrow.

Newport: Heavy rain, high of 52, low of 47. Showers tomorrow.

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


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