OSU Today

Monday, Jan. 29, 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.

2018 Top 100 best places to live (Livability)

#3: Corvallis, Oregon. Surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and the picturesque Willamette Valley, hiking and biking are among the favorite outdoor activities in Corvallis, a quaint (but growing) college town.

 Is your dog overweight? You may not realize it (National Geographic)

Since canine obesity is so common, “most people wouldn’t know if they’re overfeeding their dog,” says Monique Udell, an animal behaviorist at Oregon State University.

Freres’ mass plywood panels almost ready for market (Gazette-Times)

The new veneer-based product — called “mass plywood panels” — could change the construction and timber industry, said Arijit Sinha, an associate professor in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, which played a critical role in the development and testing of the panels, called MPPs.

OSU study: Warm air blowers in OR could cause trouble (KTVZ)

Warm-air blowers that keep patients at a safe temperature also interfere with operating room ventilation systems, potentially making it easier for microbial skin colonizers to cause infection at surgical sites. The findings by collaborators at Oregon State University and the University of California, Irvine, shed new light on the most common type of HCA – healthcare-associated infection.

Navigate an online course’s learning management system (US News & World Report)

Sage Kirk, who’s completing an online graduate program in clinical mental health counseling at Oregon State University Ecampus, uses one called Canvas. The 31-year-old Seattle resident says she synched the LMS with her email to receive important class announcements from instructors. Through the system, she can view her grades as well as upcoming deadlines.

Mason bees go to work early in the season before honeybees emerge (Oregonian)

“Mason bees fill a spot in the season when other pollinators like honeybees are not out,” said Brooke Edmunds, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension Service. “They’re really important for fruit trees, especially in cool, wet areas.”

White nationalist grad student responsible for Confederate flag hanging across from black cultural center in Corvallis, police say (Oregonian)

A graduate student and student body representative at Oregon State University with white nationalist views is responsible for the Confederate flag hanging in a window across the street from the black cultural center in Corvallis, according to a police affidavit.

Today

The Future of Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Eliminated? Lecture by Ambassador Tom Graham Jr. At a time when North Korea and the United States confront one another, and their leaders threaten the use of their “nuclear buttons,” is there a way to end the nuclear threat?  Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr., is a former senior US diplomat and Acting Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Monday, Jan. 29, 3 p.m. Memorial Union, Journey Room: 104. Lightly Catered. Free and open to all.

Natural Values and Novel Ecosystems: Adapting Nature Conservation: OSU Associate Professor of Philosophy and Center for the Humanities Research Fellow Allen Thompson will discuss the concept of novel ecosystems, its significance in debates about conservation and natural values, and implications for land management practices in the Anthropocene. Monday, Jan. 29, 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson.

Ridge to Reef: Sustainable Resource Management in Palau: Join Assistant Professor Bryan Endress from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a three-credit, faculty-led program in Palau from Aug. 29 – Sept. 14. For two weeks, students will learn first-hand about food security and production, climate change adaptation, protected-area management, bio-cultural conservation, forest management, sustainable development and coral reef ecology from one of the world’s’ leading innovators in sustainable resource management and conservation. Please join an Info Session on Mon. Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. in Strand Ag Hall 148. Application Deadline: March 15. For more information contact faculty.led@oregonstate.edu or Paul.Dorres@oregonstate.edu

Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: James Watson, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University will present a seminar, “Managing the Complexity and Dynamics of Marine Social-ecological Systems” on Monday, Jan. 29, 3:30 p.m. in ALS 4001. The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information; http://ib.oregonstate.edu/smnrs.

Upcoming Events

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! Indigenous, Queer, Trans & Two-Spirit Social: On Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, join the Pride Center for a social space held for Indigenous, queer, trans and Two-Spirit folks and their allies. To request accommodations related to a disability, please email Pride.Center@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-9161. View the Facebook event.

NEW! Stopping Fascism Today: Shane Burley (Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It) and Alexander Reid Ross (Against the Fascist Creep) will have a conversation about what fascism means in 2018, where it came from in the U.S., and how movements have arisen to effectively stop it. Wednesday, Jan. 31, noon, Memorial Union, Journey Room 104. 

NEW! Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change: Spring Creek Project is presenting this weekly online lecture series from January 31 to May 30. In-person screenings of the lectures, with discussions, Wednesdays at noon in Bexell 415. Kathleen Dean Moore begins the series on Jan. 31 with “Breaking Bedrock: Fracking’s Impact on Fundamental Rights.” Free and open to the public.

NEW! WRGP Winter Seminar Series. Jack Herron, of Fluid Technology Solutions, Inc. will present, “Personal hydration filters include passive emergency water filters and passive seawater desalinators” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in Strand 260. Free and open to the public.

NEW! The Shape of the Athenian Empire: Land Allotment and Human Capital – Lecture by Tim Sorg. For nearly a century, Athenian citizens regularly came together to decide how they should confiscate land from the people they defeated and then divide it up among each other. This lecture will consider some of the many ways people in antiquity reconciled imperial land with citizenship and, in doing so, how land allotment helped shape the political and economic history of the ancient Mediterranean world.  Wednesday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m. Milam room 319.

NEW! TRIAD meeting: Ashlee Chavez, Corvallis Library Director, will discuss the future of the Corvallis Library.  The meeting will begin at noon on Thu, Feb 1 in MU 211. The public is welcome to attend free of charge.  An optional catered lunch is available for $13.  Contact Jeannine Cropley, Jeannine.cropley@cgrb.oregonstate.edu to reserve a lunch.

NEW! HC Colloquia (Commodities to Cafes; Exploring Myth vs. Reality in France): Join professors James Sterns and Rob Drummond from the Honors College for a two-week faculty-led program in Lyon and Paris, France from June 19 – July 3, 2018. This four credit program is designed to develop, challenge and expand students’ ability to observe, experience and think critically. Students will also examine their perceptions about France and the U.S., especially in terms of food and agricultural systems. Please join an Info Session on Wed., Feb. 7 from 6-7 p.m. in West Hall’s main lounge. Application Deadline: March 15. For more information contact faculty.led@oregonstate.edu or visit the program brochure. *Students who are not enrolled in Honors College with 3.25 GPA eligible to apply.

NEW! CPHHS London Classroom: Join Aimee Snyder (MPH, CHES) from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences for a nine-credit faculty-led program in London, England from June 30 – July 21, 2018! While living in London’s East End for three weeks, students will be immersed in London’s eclectic mix of cultures, a universal health care system, and a wealth of historical artifacts to analyze the past, present, and future of public health and healthcare. Students will trace John Snow’s footsteps in his landmark epidemiological cholera investigation, meet health care and public health professionals, and visit a number of healthcare and health promotion facilities. Please join an Info Session on Thu. Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. in Waldo 400. Application Deadline: Mar. 15, priority consideration begins in mid-Feb. For more information contact faculty.led@oregonstate.edu or visit the program brochure.

NEW! Marine Conservation – International School In Slovenia: Join professors Scott Heppell and Selina Heppell from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a 5 graduate credit, faculty-led study abroad program in Slovenia from June 21 – 30, 2018. Through an intensive 10-day course, students will be exposed to multiple perspectives on important scientific issues in marine conservation and gain valuable experience in critical thinking while networking with conservation scientists from multiple countries. This course will focus on the Adriatic Sea, an area rich in history, natural resource use, and conservation efforts, with field trips to Croatia and Italy. Please join an Info Session on Mon., Feb. 12 at noon in Nash 032. Application Deadline: March 15. For more information contact faculty.led@oregonstate.edu or visit the program brochure.

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. This week earn credit for Teaching Talks by going on a fieldtrip! Attend the CTL Winter Symposium, TEXTtalks. Be sure to register!

Copyright and Creative Commons: Publishing with Open Licenses webinar: with Meredith Jacob, Public Lead for Creative Commons USA. The webinar is happening at three OSU Libraries locations on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10-11 a.m. including Corvallis at the Valley Library’s Autzen Classroom (second floor), in Bend at Tykeson Hall 109, or in Newport at the Guin Library’s Lavern Weber Room.

Social Security: 7 Keys to Enhancing Benefits: How big a role will Social Security play in your overall retirement plan?  Designed for People 60 and older.  Presented by Kyle King CRPC®, APMA®, Associate Financial Advisor, CFS*. Jan. 30 , noon, MU 212. RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com

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.

Qual*Tricks. Come learn some new tricks in Qualtrics on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the Valley Library, Willamette East from 12:15-12:45 p.m. This week’s topic is using SMS with Qualtrics. 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.

Biochemistry and Biophysics Guest Lecture Seminar: Eric Walter, a scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will present “The Prion Protein and Copper: Function and Disease” on Jan. 31,  3;30 pm in ALS 4001. 

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Laura Prugh, assistant professor at University of Washington’s department of Environmental and Forest Sciences, will give a talk titled “Enemies With Benefits: Integrating Positive and Negative Interactions Among Terrestrial Carnivores”. She will speak on Jan. 31 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 302.

Household Energy in Guatemala: Join professor Nordica MacCarty from the College of Engineering for a three-credit faculty-led program to Guatemala from Sept. 6 – 16, 2018. Through direct engagement with rural communities during this 10-day interdisciplinary study abroad course, students will gain a deeper understanding of energy needs in developing countries, as well as the social, environmental, technical, and economic issues surrounding technologies and policies to help meet these needs. Please join an Info Session on Wed., Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. in Valley Library – Willamette Room East. Application Deadline: March 15. For more information contact faculty.led@oregonstate.edu or visit the program brochure.

Take Note 

NEW! 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.

Social Justice Education Initiative for Winter term: The SJEI is a professional development program for all OSU faculty, staff, and graduate students aimed at building knowledge about equity and inclusion, and developing intercultural competencies. In addition to the Tier One platform curriculum, comprised of Session One and Session Two, there are Tier Two shorter workshops that explore specific topics with more depth. Now is a great time to build your equity and inclusion skills! Custom and unit-level delivery is possible in addition to these general workshops. Space is limited, register today http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

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.

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.

Jobs

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

NEW! Temporary Custodian – University Housing and Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 2-month, Temporary Custodian position. Posting # P01361CT. Closes Jan. 29.

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.

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. 

Finance Specialist/Advisor This position will work on the INTO OSU Finance Team as a Finance Specialist/Advisor providing support to INTO OSU students with communication and advisement relating to their student accounts. This position will utilize communication skills to provide quality advice and support for students, staff, agents and parents. This position works with minimal supervision utilizing independent judgement, under the direction of the Finance Business Partner. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=37263&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Feb. 5.

Office Copier Administrator (search deadline extended) – OSU Printing & Mailing Services is seeking a full-time Fleet Copier Administrator primarily responsible for overseeing the University-wide Office Copier Program, assisting with Bulk Mail Processing, Student Test Scoring administration, and assistance with invoice reviews and billing operations at Printing & Mailing Services. Posting # P01314CT.  Closes Feb. 6.

The University Ombuds Office is seeking an Ombuds Administrative Program Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the University Ombuds. This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting # P01866UF. Closes Feb. 6.

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.

Assistant Director of Advancement – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Assistant Director of Advancement position.  Posting #P01878UF. Position can be located in Corvallis or Portland, OR. Full consideration date is Feb. 7. Closes Feb. 21.

NEW! Oregon State University (OSU) Innovation Hub (IHub) is seeking an Administrator of Operations. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting# P01887UF. Full consideration Feb. 9. Closes Feb. 23.

EXTENDED! 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. 9. Closes Feb. 28

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. 

HR Office Assistant (Part-Time) The HR Office Assistant will provide administrative support in the area of Human Resources. This position will assist search committees, be the first point of contact for newly hired employees, enter employment information in the HRIS system, and keep organized personnel records.  The HR Office Assistant acts on behalf Human Resources Manager when providing or receiving information, when scheduling and arranging appointments, meetings, and conferences, and when performing special projects or assignments. The HR Office Assistant may deal with sensitive issues which require confidentiality, and the individuals involved must be handled with tact, diplomacy and a solid understanding of FERPA regulations. Students are encouraged to apply. For more information: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=37264&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Feb. 12.

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.

The Office of Audit Services is seeking a staff auditor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Chief Audit Executive. Posting # P01876UF. Full consideration Feb. 28. Closes March 30.

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

Weather

Corvallis: “If we could love and hate with as good heart as the faeries do, we might grow to be long-lived like them. But until that day their untiring joys and sorrows must ever be one-half of their fascination. Love with them never grows weary, nor can the circles of the stars tire out their dancing feet.” ~ W.B. Yeats. Rain today, high of 58, low of 41. Showers likely tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly cloudy, high of 53, low of 34. Slight chance of rain and then mostly sunny Tuesday.

Newport: Heavy rain, high of 57, low of 45. Showers likely tomorrow.

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

 

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