OSU Today

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 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.

Opening the door to a possible gonorrhea vaccine (Outbreak News Today)

Research led by co-corresponding authors Aleksandra Sikora of Oregon State University and Nicholas Noinaj of Purdue University provides key structural and functional insights into a multicomponent protein complex known as BAM, short for beta-barrel assembly machinery. (see also Science Codex)

OSU study sheds light on how predators interact (KTVZ)

A novel research approach by Oregon State University has resulted in a key step toward better protecting the fisher, an important forest predator that findings show is the dominant small carnivore when present.

As oceans change, can oysters adapt? (Crosscut)

Oregon State University scientist Caitlin Magel sifts through a muddy clump of leaves and roots in the shallow water of a tide flat in Netarts Bay on Oregon’s North Coast.  She’s surrounded by a long, thin bed of sea grass.

 Judge modifies terms of release in hate crime case (Democrat-Herald)

Jennifer Nash, who was standing in for Oswalt’s retained counsel, Nicolas Ortiz, told Judge David Connell that Oswalt had reached an agreement with OSU that would allow him to return to the campus. However, university spokesperson Steve Clark said he was not aware of any agreement the school had made with Oswalt.

OSU-Cascades lab sheds light on unique mammal (Bend Bulletin)

Hikers and climbers familiar with Central Oregon’s high-elevation areas are likely familiar with the small, rabbit-like animals known as pikas. The famously cute mammals, which require cool temperatures to stay active, have long been thought to be particularly vulnerable to climate change, but new research spearheaded by Oregon State University-Cascades suggests the animals might be thriving in one of the West’s most uncompromising habitats: lava flows.

Compounds derived from hops show promise for metabolic syndrome (Science Daily)

A group of compounds derived from hops can likely improve cognitive and other functions in people with metabolic syndrome, new research at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University suggests.

Festival to showcase Oregon State University marine education and research (Tillamook County Pioneer)

Oregon State University will continue to commemorate its 150th anniversary with nearly two weeks of free activities in mid-February centered around the university’s decades of work on the coast and ocean.

Today

PB&J Bar sponsored by New Morning Bakery: Thanks to a generous donation from New Morning Bakery, you’ll be able to build your favorite PB&J from a variety of jellies, jams and butters. Join BEE for PB&Js Feb. 5 to 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 116 Gilmore Hall. A minimum $2 donation per sandwich with all donations going to the 2018 Food Drive. For questions, email jennifer.cohen@oregonstate.edu.

Coloring Contest: Like to color? The AMBC has a contest for you! Coloring pages can be picked up Feb. 5 thru 8 in 108 Hovland Hall. Completed pages must be submitted to the same location by 5 p.m. Feb. 8 with a $1 entry fee/page. Winners will be announced Feb. 9 and will receive a coloring book and colored pencils. For questions, email jill.wait@oregonstate.edu.

Children, Youth, and Family Committee Listening Sessions: The newly formed Children, Youth, and Family Committee (committee charge) wants to hear from you. Are you an OSU community member with ideas about how childcare or eldercare could be improved at OSU? Come join us in the hallway outside of Java in the Memorial Union to share your ideas on Feb. 6, 9:30 – 10 a.m. or Feb. 15 from 10 – 10:30 a.m. Questions? Contact Hannah Rempel.

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 Feb. 6, join Sue Theiss from the University Ombuds Office who will share strategies for Navigating Difficult Conversations to prevent harmful communication from escalating, within and outside the classroom. 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

Weight Watchers: The new 13-week OSU At-Work Weight Watcher’s Session starts Feb. 13 with two meetings, 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. in 105 Milam Hall.  Staff available at 11 a.m. The Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB, which provides health insurance for employees here at OSU-like Kaiser and Providence) offers Weight Watchers for  free. Come to our open house on Tuesday, Feb. 6 and see how regular meetings run.  You can receive information on how to register (bring your insurance card with you).  Join us and see why Weight Watchers has been Voted #1 weight loss program by US News & World Report 7 years in a row.

NEW! College of Forestry Taco Tuesday: $4 for 2 tacos, one serving of nachos or one taco salad OR $6 all you can eat. Feb. 6, noon to 1 p.m., Richardson Hall 2nd Floor Knuckle. Proceeds benefit the Linn Benton Food Share. For questions please contact Juliana.ruble@oregonstate.edu

ElderCare Connections: Oregon Long-Term Care: Are you caring for an aging loved one and have questions about the different types of long term care? Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 12:10-12:50 p.m. in MU 212 as OSU’s Jeff Luck discusses Oregon’s long-term care system. For the complete ElderCare Connections calendar visit http://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/eldercare-connections or contact familyresources@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! My Immigrant Experience: Come join Ettihad Cultural Center and Caesar Chavez Cultural Center in an open mic night to share immigration stories. All are welcome to talk about their experience and/or listen to others share their own. Snacks will be available. Feb. 6, 5 p.m., SEC 380.

Art and Culture in Japan: Join professors Lei Xue and Yuji Hiratsuka from the College of Liberal Arts for a three-credit faculty-led study abroad program in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan from Sept. 2 – 15, 2018. This program introduces students to traditional and contemporary Japanese art, architecture, and visual culture through a unique approach combining in-depth historical study and the hands-on artistic practice. Please join an Info Session on Tue., Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. in Fairbanks 314. Application Deadline: March 15. For more information contact faculty.led@oregonstate.edu or visit the program brochure

OSUsed Store Public Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sale Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 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.

Tap Talks: Tap Talks Corvallis will host Jeff Clawson to speak about brewing education and research. Jeff is the Pilot Brewery and Food Processing Plant manager in the Food Science and Technology Department at OSU. Feb. 6, 7 p.m, Block 15 Brewery and Tap Room (south Corvallis). Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so please show up early. https://www.facebook.com/events/1606684176044712/

The North American Truffling Society meeting, The speakers will be dog trainers Brooke Fochuk and Kelly Slocum, who will talk about their work with truffle dogs and truffle dog wannabes. Feb. 6, 7:30 p m., Room 2087 of Corley Hall.

Upcoming Events

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

NEW! Faculty Sessions with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two winter term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. If you wish to participate, please access the registration form at https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HpE7tKA7LEftSR to register for either Feb. 20 from 9:30-11 a.m., or March 5 from 1-2:30 p.m. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

Nonprofit Opportunities Fair: Explore new Opportunities. Discover your Passions. Better the World. Refreshments provided! Join the Career Development Center and the Center for Civic Engagement for the 12th Annual Nonprofit Opportunities Fair! Meet representatives from over 50 local and national nonprofit and government organizations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns, and employees. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields. Two breakout sessions. Wednesday Feb. 7, MU Ballroom. Learn more: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/fair.

International Speed Friending: Speed Friending Event with visiting International Scholars: Invitation to join speed friending event with visiting international scholars and faculty on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m. at the Valley Library, Willamette East/West Room (Valley 3622). Pizza and drinks included. Please register at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZmeIqbjVv1z2Lz

Lunch Hour Tours 2018: The next tour will be held Thursday, Feb.15 – Benton Hall and the Department of Music noon to 1 p.m. If you are in the Division of Finance and Administration come join the fun, meet new people, learn about the OSU community, new research and ideas. To register for the tour or to learn more log on to: http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_view.php?crse_id=617 registration closes Feb. 14. More tours to come.

 Tours: Tour the Ocean Observing Center on Feb. 21 and the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Lab on Feb. 15 or 23 during the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival.  Learn more at http://communications.oregonstate.edu/sea

Seafood perceptions and preferences: Reserve your spot to see if you can taste the difference between fresh and frozen seafood, plus a chance to try Dulse.  Tickets are free, but space is limited.  Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fresh-vs-frozen-seafood-consumer-perceptions-and-preferences-tickets-42373846315  for this Feb. 16 event in the International Living Learning Center.

Sea Grant Festival: OSU150 Sea Grant Festival Feb. 12 – 24.  Check out the OSU150 phone app to create your own custom festival agenda.  Download the app at  http://oregonstate.edu/150/app

Coastal Tours: Visit the coast Feb. 17 – tour locations from Astoria to Port Orford.  Learn about OSU’s many years of stewardship—in protecting our coasts and oceans, and all who depend on them. http://communications.oregonstate.edu/sea  In addition to the public tour opportunities, a special behind the scenes, bus tour is also available for students only.  Students may sign up for the bus tour at http://bit.ly/2FouWUI.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Advances in 3D printing: Sterling Chaffins, HP senior scientist, will present a free talk on “HP’s Multijet Fusion 3D printing technology: enabling the next industrial revolution,” hosted by the OSU Biomedical Engineering Society on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m. at Furman Hall. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: https://goo.gl/1AKHA2.

NEW! The Science Gap: Jorge Cham, creator of the “Piled Higher and Deeper” comic strip, will give a free presentation at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center on Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus, 875 S.W. 26th St. The title of his OSU presentation, sponsored by the College of Engineering, is “The Science Gap,” which refers to the disconnect between researchers and the public both in terms of perception and communication. In 2012, Cham gave a TEDx talk at UCLA on the same topic.

NEW! Academic Technology webinar: Discussions, Plagiarism and Rubrics Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to learn about creating expectations with online discussions, and using Turnitin to evaluate originality of students’ written work. Register for information on joining this free 30 minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email us at Canvas@oregonstate.edu

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

NEW! Stories from 60 Years of Ocean Science: The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences presents a panel discussion on the rich history of ocean science at OSU, as part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival. Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. – noon, Learning Innovation Center, Room 100. Admission is free. Contact Shelly Signs for more information.

NEW! Training workshop: “Streamlining the Student Experience through Process-Mapping” training workshop, scheduled for March 8, 8:30-10:30 AM, Memorial Union, has a few seats left. Alex Aljets, Academic Programs and Learning Innovation will guild you through streamlining and reengineering processes to benefit students, particularly new students and first-generation college students who find it difficult to navigate OSU. Interactive exercises. Cost $0. Register now.

BABy@OSU – Back After Baby: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 7 at Avery Lodge. A workshop and networking opportunity for parents returning from bonding leave hosted by the Office of Work Life & The Family Resource Center. Learn more about support for families at OSU, connect with other parents, and hear from presenters. Free lunch! Spouses/partners and babies welcome too! Register at www.orst.edu/training

Presentation Open Forums for Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students position finalists: Campus and community partners are invited to attend finalists’ presentations focusing on how OSU’s Dean of Students and the Office of Student Life can make the greatest positive impact on students, faculty, staff, the university community, and the State of Oregon. Open Forums are 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 in MU211 and Feb. 21, 26, and 28 in MU213.  Your participation and support of this recruitment is greatly appreciated. Position information and candidates’ bio information will be available at the sessions. For accommodations related to disability please contact deanofstudents@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9035.

WRGP Winter Seminar Series: Desiree Tullos, of Biological & Ecological Engineering, will present “Operational consequences of changing reservoir storage due to climate change and aging infrastructure in the Willamette River Basin on Wednesday, Feb 7, noon to 1 p.m. in 260 Strand Hall. Free and open to the public.

Advances in 3D printing: Sterling Chaffins, HP senior scientist, will present “HP’s Multijet Fusion 3D printing technology: enabling the next industrial revolution,” hosted by the OSU Biomedical Engineering Society on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m. at Furman Hall. HP’s technology enables designers to print high-resolution, finished parts at a fraction of traditional manufacturing cost. Refreshments will be served. Free.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar (CGRB): Scott Landfear, OHSU, will present a seminar “Critical Roles for Glucose Transporters in Parasitic Protozoa: From Cell Biology to Drug Discovery” on Wednesday, Feb 7 at 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

Ecosystem restoration talk: Thomas Lovejoy, a founder of conservation biology who coined the term “biological diversity,” will give a free public lecture at Oregon State University on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Lovejoy’s talk, “A Wild Solution for Climate Change: How Ecosystem Restoration Can Help Significantly,” begins at 4 p.m. in the Learning Innovation Center (LInC) Room 228, located at 165 S.W. Sackett Place on campus.

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.

HC London Experience (ENG 204H Survey of British Literature and Natural Hazards Engineering or Isaac Newton: Opticks, Colour, Gravity, & Navigation) | Join professors Tara Williams, Rebecca Olson, David McIntyre and Ben Mason for a three-week faculty-led program in London, England from August 18 – September 8, 2018! Through classes and activities around the city, students will earn six credits and learn about London in different time periods and from the perspectives of liberal arts, science, and engineering. 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.

TRIAD meeting: Jon Dorbolo, Associate Director, Academic Technologies will share with us what OSU has been learning about learning spaces since the opening of the LInC building.  The meeting will begin at noon on Feb 8 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.

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.  Feb 8, noon to 1 p.m., MU 212  Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor,  CFS*.  RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com

Should I stay or should I go?  Tsunami evacuation modeling along the Oregon Coast, Feb. 13, 6 p.m., C&E Hall in The LaSells Stewart Center.  This presentation by Dan Cox, Haizhong Wang and Lori Cramer is part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival.  Follow the title link for a description of this presentation, and to secure your spot.

Examining Masculinities Conference: Our 6th annual Examining Masculinities Conference (EMC) will take place on Feb. 17 in the Memorial Union. The theme of this years conference is “Through the Looking Glass: How do you see or experience masculinity? How has it impacted you?” The keynote speaker is  Dominique Christina. The conference includes breakout sessions and workshops with national presenters. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Registration is filling up quickly so register at https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bDjjrPlPbsh5OgR For more information: MDE@oregonstate.edu or all (541) 737-9030

Ocean Forecasting:  Connecting data providers with end users, Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Old World Deli.  Marine scientists and commercial fishermen both have specialized areas of expertise in their understanding about, and connection to, the sea. Find out what happens when these two communities work together to create an easy-to-use interface that displays ocean condition forecast information, and how perceptions of risk and uncertainty influence how forecast information is communicated and interpreted.  This presentation is part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival.  Follow the title link for a description of this presentation, and to secure your spot.

Career Development Action Plans: Workshop hosted by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association; Three panelists will discuss how they evaluated their career aspirations, assessed their opportunities, identified challenges, and utilized professional development tools. Time will be built in for participants to ask questions and share their experiences.  Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.. No charge for PFLA members, $10 non-members.  Hallie Ford Center Room 115 Click to Register.

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. 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.

Save the date – Renewable Energy for Oregon:  Building Resilient Communities: Join us on Feb. 13 at noon in Kearney 112.

Food Drive

NEW! College of Forestry Quilt Raffle: Quilt Raffle tickets are on sale now. Contact the email below or visit the College of Forestry in Richardson Hall to get your tickets! $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be held on February 28 at 1 pm. For questions, email Terralyn.Vandetta@oregonstate.edu.

Chili Cook-Off & Baked Potato Bar: Come by Cordley 3029 on Wed., Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for chili and baked potatoes brought to you by School of Life Sciences. Vote for your favorite chili. Potato and toppings $3; chili and voting ballot $3; both for $5. For questions, email durrellt@science.oregonstate.edu.

Jamba Juice discount cards: The Honors College is selling Jamba Juice discount cards for $10.  The coupon card gets you a FREE small smoothie and 8 $3 medium smoothies (over $20 in savings!).  To purchase a card, please contact Rylan Good at goodr@oregonstate.edu. All proceeds directly benefit the Linn-Benton Food Bank.

Gift Basket Raffle: Drawings take place on Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 2 p.m. for four gift baskets. There will be a chef’s basket, Valentine’s Day basket, movie basket, and book basket. Tickets are 1/$1 or 6/$5. See Noelle Mills or Pete Petryszak in 422 Kerr, 8 am to 5 pm, for raffle tickets. For questions, contactNoelle.Mills@oregonstate.edu.

50/50 Cash Raffle: Come try your luck while you stop by for a workout with the Rec Sports 50/50 Cash Raffle. Tickets can be purchased, 7:30 am to 5 pm, through Miles Dodge at the Dixon Recreational Center (just ask the front desk to point you to his office). Winners will be announced at the end of February. $2 for 1 ticket, $5 for 3 tickets, $10 for 8 tickets. For questions please contact miles.dodge@oregonstate.edu.

Valentine’s Day Cards: The AMBC will be selling fabulous handmade Valentine’s Day cards and card kits starting Feb. 1 through Valentine’s Day in 108 Hovland Hall. With prices starting at $1, you can purchase a handmade card or buy a kit to make a card with your own personal touch. For questions, email karen.bose@oregonstate.edu.

50/50 Cash Raffle: Through the month of February, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine will be doing a 50/50 cash raffle. Tickets can be purchased through Derrick Padar in the Marguder Hall Atrium. Winners will be announced at the end of February. For questions, email sara.k.smith@oregonstate.edu, or call 541-737-6779.

Book/DVD/Game Sale: Come get your next great book, DVD, or CD at the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine’s used book sale, happening now through the end of February, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Magruder Hall Atrium. All genres available and a large selection to choose from! All proceeds directly benefit the Linn Benton Food Bank. For questions, email allison.lake@oregonstate.edu, or call 541-737-4812.

Take Note 

NEW! New Impact Report for the Libraries and Press is now available online: OSU Libraries and Press provide a wide array of services and resources for faculty, staff, students, and our state, and an Impact Report is compiled each year that offers highlights of the work that is done and summarizes the accomplishments of the previous year. To learn more, you can read the new Impact Report for OSU Libraries and Press at https://library.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/libraryimpactreport2016-2017.pdf.

NEW! Taste Testers Wanted: a fun and tasty way to participate in food research.  The OSU Center for Sensory & Consumer Behavior Research is looking for panelists for consumer taste tests.  Open to all students, faculty and staff.  Panelists receive up to $20/hour for their time.  Tests run throughout the year but panelists choose which tests interest them.  Fill out our questionnaire to get added to our pool at  http://agsci-labs.oregonstate.edu/sensoryresearch/ or call 541-737-6506.

NEW! Environmental Health Study: Seeking community members in Eugene, Oregon to use the ELF device for one week to track their Exposure, Location and Lung Function. Qualifications include: ≥18 years old, current asthma diagnosis, and English-speaking. Contact Dr. Rohlman (541-357-8577) or visit http://fses.oregonstate.edu/node/1395 to learn more. The “Exposure, Location and lung Function (ELF) Measures” project is led by Dr. Kim Anderson at Oregon State University with funding by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

NEW! Faculty Awards Solicitation: The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for University Day awards. Criteria and nomination forms regarding these awards are online at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/individual-awards; nominations will be accepted through March 17. Guidelines to assist those preparing nomination packets are available online at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/sites/senate.oregonstate.edu/files/guidelinesfacultysenateawardnominationpackets.pdf. For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker at vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Folk Club scholarships: OSU Folk Club is offering scholarships for non-traditional women students (30 years+ by application deadline, pursuing a BS, MS or professional degree) for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of either Benton County, Linn County or Monmouth or Independence in Polk County. Details and application forms for these $3,000 scholarships ($1,500 part-time) are available at osufolk.oregonstate.edu, click Scholarships and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 26.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF): Engineering Solutions for Resilient and Sustainable Communities. SURF awards 15 to 20 fellowships of $4,500 for undergraduate students to support hands-on research in the areas of community resilience, clean water engineering, and infrastructure renewal. During the June 18 to Aug. 24 program, students work with a faculty mentor and graduate student on a specific project and develop research skills to increase graduate school opportunities. Learn more and apply cce.oregonstate.edu/surf. Application deadline: Feb. 16.

 Volunteers sought: INTO OSU is looking for volunteers to help at the upcoming Spring 2018 International Student Orientation, which takes place Tuesday, March 27 to Friday, March 30.  Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, practice intercultural communication and gain valuable leadership skills and experience. Use the link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/uhUvQT10xzIF6tq43. Please contact Erica.Mercier@oregonstate.edu if you have any questions.

Hyperthyroid cat study: Researchers are seeking indoor hyperthyroid and non-hyperthyroid cats over 10 years old. Cats will wear a passive sampling cat tag for 7 days to assess flame retardant levels in the home. Cat owners must provide their cat’s medical records, complete a questionnaire, and return the cat tag to OSU. If interested, please contact Dr. Jana Gordon (Jana.Gordon@oregonstate.edu, OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital). For more about the cat tags, see http://fses.oregonstate.edu/node/1363 with Kim Anderson (OSU Toxicology).

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 by Feb. 28, 5 p.m. Questions:  Contact Research Office Incentive Programs at:  Incentive.Programs@oregonstate.edu

Engagement Scholarship Consortium Awards Available. The Engagement Scholarship Consortium’s Excellence Awards Program provides recognition of excellence in engaged scholarship. Open to all institutions of higher education, the program offers awards for engaged scholarship to recognize exemplary institutional programs across four categories:  Student, Faculty, Community Partner, and Institutional Leadership.Nominations will be accepted through the ESC Awards Portal from Jan. 3 – Mar 1, 2018. Award recipients will be notified by May 1, 2018. Questions can be directed to Charles Robinson (Charles.robinson@oregonstate.edu).

Mid-Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Shelter in Disasters There may be situations, depending on circumstances and type of disaster, when it’s best to stay where you are and avoid going outside. The safest place to seek shelter varies by hazard. Find out which disasters are more likely to occur in your area and have plans for each. Choose a shelter in your home or another building that is safe for that hazard.  This month’s poster can be downloaded at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/02-01%20Shelter.pdf

OSU Standard Updated:  Oregon State University will take written comments on proposed university standard 07-025 Use of Vehicles, Non-motorized Transportation, and Parking, through the end of business on Feb. 21, 2018.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding replacing the existing standard (576-030), in order to expand its scope to include OSU Cascades campus, and to update to the modernized format and numbering system.  The proposed standard is available for review upon request as an electronic pdf document. Comments or requests should be directed to Susan Barba at susan.barba@oregonstate.edu.

Health and Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety, with the following link from the American Heart Association highlighting February as American Heart Month http://newsroom.heart.org/events/february-is-american-heart-month-6669831. Did you know that you can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/uhsc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.

Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Program for Undergraduates now accepting applications. This paid 10-week program runs from June 18-Aug. 24, and places high-caliber junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with a variety of Oregon-based host organizations. Scholars may assist host agencies with field work, lab work, analyses, research, policy development, and/or outreach and public engagement efforts. Applications are due Feb. 26. Learn more on Oregon Sea Grant’s website.

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.

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.

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. Closes Feb. 6.

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 #P01875UF. 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.

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is seeking an Associate Head Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #PO1845UF. Posting closes – Feb. 8.

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.

Grants and Contracts Technician – Extension 4H and the Health Sciences Business Center invite applications for a 12-month, limited duration Grants and Contracts Technician position. Posting # P01363CT. Closes Feb. 11.

Marketing & Communications Manager – University Housing & Dining Services(UHDS) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month fixed-term Marketing & Communications Manager. This position is a lead marketing manager for UHDS university-wide programs that serve and house faculty, students and staff. These programs include, but are not limited to:  UHDS residential dining, University Catering, Orange Rewards, conference and scholar housing and UHDS Summer Session Housing. Posting #P01881UF. Full consideration Feb. 11.

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. 

Program Representative 1 – The Office of Business Affairs in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month  Program Representative 1 post # P01370CT, Closes Feb. 12.

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.

AMBC Office – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month, Student Clerical position. Posting #P03233SE. Closes Feb. 16.  Business majors are encouraged to apply. 

The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a Human Resources Retirement Officer. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # P01885UF. Closes Feb. 16.

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.

Finance and Accounting Manager – The Health Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time Finance and Accounting Manager position. Posting #P01902UF.  Full consideration date Feb. 19. Closes March 9.

The University Admin Business Center is seeking one full-time Accountant 1 position at Oregon State University (OSU).  Posting Number: P01376CT. Full consideration is Feb. 19. Closes March 5. 

UPDATED! Coordinator for Outreach and Retention – The College of Pharmacy is expanding its Student Services Office to include a dedicated individual who will focus on enhancing marketing and awareness of professional opportunities in pharmacy, and recruit professional students through direct interactions with advisors and potential students at community and four year colleges throughout the northwest.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Recruiter position.  Posting #P01855UF.  For full consideration apply by Feb. 19.

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 Equal Opportunity and Access is seeking an Accommodation Associate. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director. Posting # P01888UF. Closes Feb. 25.

The College of Education invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed-term appointment. One applicant will be hired to fill the positions of Program Lead/Coordinator (.80 FTE) and an Instructor (.20 FTE) for Counselor Education. Reappointment of these positions is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting #P01865UF. Closes Feb. 28.

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.

Interpersonal Violence Services Coordinator – Counseling and Psychological Services seeks an innovative, trauma-informed clinician to coordinate the Interpersonal Violence Services program in collaboration with numerous offices within OSU and the community. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track, fixed term full-time position. Posting #P01893UF. Closes March 1.

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

Veterinary Technician. Oregon State University’s (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Anesthesia Services.  The hospital is part of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary. This is a full time position.  Posting #PO1316CT. Closes March 18. Mark your application with “Anesthesia” in the notes section under the question;  “which department would you like to work in.”  

The Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation is seeking a Curriculum Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Provost. Posting # P01894UF. Closes April 2. Full-Consideration date is March 19.

Kinesiology Experiential Learning Coordinator: College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites application for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Experiential Learning Coordinator. Posting #P01877UF.  For Full Consideration apply by March 31.

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

Weather

Corvallis: “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” ~ W.E.B. DuBois. Mostly sunny, high of 55, low of 37. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, high of 49, low of 35. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny, high of 52, low of 42. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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

 

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