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Thursday, Feb. 15, 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.

Noisy shrimp draws gray whales, scientists to Oregon’s coast (OPB)

Scientists in the Northwest have detected a species of shrimp much farther north than it’s ever been found before.  Researchers at Oregon State University haven’t actually seen the snapping shrimp, instead, they heard them off the Oregon Coast. Oregon State University scientist Joe Haxel recorded hours of underwater sound, tracking whales and boat noise.

Rutgers engineers boost film-product manufacturing (NJ Biz)

Engineers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Oregon State University are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible, thin film products such as touch screens and window coatings. (see also Next Big Future)

Controversial OSU student runs for student office after arrest (KEZI)

An Oregon State University student, who was recently arrested for criminal mischief, is running to represent the student body.

OSU students will face consequences if not vaccinated for meningococcal B by Thursday (KGW)

Thursday is the last day for Oregon State University Students to get vaccinated for meningococcal disease before they start to face consequences.

Soil-borne mosaic virus appears early in NE Oregon wheat (Capital Press)

Christina Hagerty, an Oregon State University assistant professor and plant pathologist at the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center, said soil-borne wheat mosaic virus has arrived four weeks earlier than last year at a disease resistance nursery near Milton-Freewater, Ore.

A healthy sex life could be key to career success (Women’s Health)

The results are “likely a function of both dopamine and oxytocin triggered by sexual activity,” said Keith Leavitt, co-author of the study and associate professor at Oregon State University. “Individuals report feeling a greater sense of self-control and focus the next day following sex.

Want to live longer? Get a dog (Straits Times)

“It was once thought that during domestication, dogs had evolved an advanced form of social cognition that wolves lacked,” said the report’s co-author Monique Udell, an animal scientist at Oregon State University. “This new evidence would suggest that dogs instead have a genetic condition that can lead to an exaggerated motivation to seek social contact compared with wolves.”

OSU College of Forestry builds new facility (KEZI)

Construction crews on Southwest Jefferson continue to make progress on the unique, three story building, which will house classrooms, offices and labs once completed.


Cookie Decorating with New Morning Bakery: Come decorate your own cookie donated by New Morning Bakery on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get a cookie for just $1 and support the OSU Food Drive. Visit the Biological & Ecological Engineering Office at 116 Gilmore Hall for cookies and decorating supplies! For questions, email annie.ingersoll@oregonstate.edu.

School of Life Sciences Have a Heart Bake Sale: hot cocoa and bake sale supporting the OSU Food Drive located under the ALS sky bridge from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 15. For more information please contact Kari Van Zee at vanzeek@oregonstate.edu.

Meningococcal B vaccination clinics will be held on campus Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily at the MU (check in at the SEC Plaza). These will be the last large-scale vaccination opportunities for students to receive their second dose of meningococcal B vaccine on campus prior to the Feb. 15 deadline. Students who received their first dose more than 28 days ago are now eligible for their second dose and can receive it from SHS, the OSU Pharmacy, local pharmacies or urgent care clinics. Visit Getthevax.oregonstate.edu for more information.

How to Enhance Your Teaching with Blended Learning: Join us to explore tools and techniques to integrate classroom and online learning in your courses. Learn effective blended/hybrid teaching practices in this hands-on Center for Teaching and Learning workshop on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., in Milam 215. All faculty and GTA’s welcome; please bring your laptop. Refreshments provided. ContactCub.Kahn@oregonstate.edu if you’d like an email reminder the day before the workshop.

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. 15 from 10 – 10:30 a.m. Questions? Contact Hannah Rempel.

NIH Mobile Unit: The mobile unit for the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us precision medicine program will be on campus in the Brick Mall off the NE corner of the MU from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. The unit will explain and offer people the opportunity to join this landmark research project that aims to gather data from 1 million people or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. On campus, this initiative is supported by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

Academic Technology webinar: In-Video Quizzing in Canvas Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to learn about converting a video in Canvas to a video quiz assignment. Register to receive information on joining this free 30 minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email us at Canvas@oregonstate.edu

Blood Drive: OSU and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive and are in critical need of donors. The OSU Winter Blood Drive is being held at McAlexander Fieldhouse on Feb. 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the First Methodist Church on Feb. 16. Visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code OSU, to schedule an appointment.

University Budget Conversations: Budget Director Sherm Bloomer is hosting another University Budget Conversations forum. For the Thursday session, Sherm will present on the topic, 2018-2019 Tuition. The forum is open to all interested employees and students. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.  Thursday, Feb.15, 11:30 a.m. in 215 Memorial Union (Thought Lab),If you have questions about the forum, please contact Karren Cholewinski for assistance.

SEIU event: Classified Staff, Faculty, Students welcome. How to Deal with a Bully Boss. Our meeting agenda will run at 11, 11:30 am and noon. Lunch served. Thursday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Memorial Union Room 206 Questions? Contact SEIU campus organizer Siobhan Burke 630-699-0281 or burkes@seiu503.org.

Hot Dog Sale: College of Veterinary Medicine will be grilling up hot dogs and veggie dogs Feb. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. One hot dog for $2, 2 hot dogs, chips and a soda for $5. This is open to all staff, students and faculty. All proceeds go towards the Linn Benton Food Drive. For questions, contactdavid.meyer@oregonstate.edu

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*. Feb 15, noon MU 212 RSVP to investmentseminars@mapscu.com

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Paul Harnik, Assistant Professor, Franklin & Marshall College will present a seminar, “Extinctions With and Without Us: Paleontological Baselines for Evaluating Extinction Risk in the Modern Oceans” on Thursday, Feb. 15, noon in ALS 4001. The seminar is free and open to the public.

TRIAD meeting: Dawn Marie Alapisco, OSU NAGPRA Coordinator, will discuss the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.  The meeting will begin at noon on Feb 15 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.

Director of Investigations: The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will be bringing candidates to campus for the Director of Investigations position. The next candidate presentation and answer session takes place Feb. 15, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Snell 327. For questions, please contact Leanna Ott (7-3001; leanna.ott@oregonstate.edu) or Gabe Merrell (7-3671, gabriel.merrell@oregonstate.edu)

The Story of Jane: Lecture by Quincy D. NewellHow does our understanding of American history change when we consider the life of Jane Manning James, a Connecticut-born African American who converted to Mormonism in the early 1840s? Professor Quincy D. Newell, author of a biography of James, will discuss how James’s life adds depth to our histories of African Americans, women, the American West, and American religion. Dr. Newell is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Hamilton College and co-editor of New Perspectives in Mormon Studies, 2013. Thursday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m. MU, La Raza room 208.

Exhibit: “Community, Collaboration, Craft: A Glimpse of Art at OSU: Engage your senses with glimpses of OSU’s creative community. Discover what puppet noses, danceramics, and wood marquetry have in common in this celebration of artistic inspiration on campus. OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center Gallery-5th Floor Valley Library. Now until May 31. Reception on Feb. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.  For more information, check  out our “Speaking of History” blog.

Lino-cut prints: The College of Agricultural Sciences pPresents Connie Mueller, Lino-cut Reduction Prints. Feb. 15, Artist’s reception on Feb. 15, 3:30-5:30 p.m., remarks at 4 p.m. Gallery 440, 440 Strand Agriculture Hall.

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

Gender, Race, and Class in London: Join Professor Susan Shaw from the College of Liberal Arts for a faculty-led program in London, England from Aug. 18 – Sept. 8, 2018. This study abroad program will teach students transnational, queer, and critical race feminist analysis of critical global issues through pop culture. Students will then use those lenses to analyze a number of London’s many outstanding museums. Students can register for one to nine credits with up to three credits as independent study. Please join an Info Session on Thu., Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in Waldo 240. Application Deadline: April 30. For more information contact faculty.led@oregonstate.edu or visit the program brochure.

NEW! Repair Fair: Check out the Waste Watchers’ annual repair fair on Feb. 15. Come to the OSUsed store (644 SW 13th St) between 5:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m. to get your computers, appliances, bikes, clothing, furniture, jewelry, and more fixed by our skilled volunteers.

Winter Community Dialogue – Climate Choices: How should we address the challenges of a warming planet?  Explore multiple perspectives on the possible solutions to our changing climate. Open to the entire OSU and Corvallis community. Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) in partnership with Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) invite you to the launch of our newest initiative:Thursday Feb. 15, 6-7:30 p.m., MU Horizon Room. Community Dialogues! Registration encouraged, walk-ins welcome. Please bring a reusable mug or water bottle if possible.

Saving Atlantis screening: Oregon State University filmmakers will be offering three free special screenings of a feature-length documentary “Saving Atlantis,” which they produced after spending three years traveling around the world to document the decline of coral ecosystems.The screenings, narrated by Emmy-winning narrator Peter Coyote will be held Feb. 15, 7 p.m., at OMSI in Portland, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., at The LaSells Stewart Center at OSU, and Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center. This event is part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival. For more information, visit communications.oregonstate.edu/sea. For more information on Saving Atlantis and to reserve your FREE tickets, visit coralreefmovie.org.

Play: Oregon State University Theatre will present Lauren Gunderson’s wild political comedy, “The Taming,” Feb. 15-18 on the Corvallis campus. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Withycombe Hall lab theatre, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. Tickets are $8 for general admission; $6 for seniors; $5 for youth/students; and $4 for OSU students. They are available through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or online at http://bit.ly/1wgmTkJ. Contact the box office for disability accommodations and/or group ticket sales.

OSU Music Faculty Recital: Soprano Amy Hansen and tenor Nicholas Larson are joined by guest lutenist Hideki Yamaya for an evening of renaissance lute songs. Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Benton Hall room 303, Free.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Spring Preview: An open house program for prospective students will be in the Memorial Union and CH2M HILL Alumni Center on Monday, Feb. 19. There will be approximately 900 visitors on campus, which may affect parking and retail food locations.  Please welcome visitors you interact with during their time on campus!

NEW! OSUsed Store Public Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sale 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! Corvallis-OSU Symphony presents “Two Big B’s”: Maestro Marlan Carlson conducts Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, featuring  soloist Alexander Tutunov, and Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony in E-major. Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. Ticket info at: cosusymphony.org

NEW! Back to the 80s: A radical prom. Just like your prom – only better! This totally rad event benefits Faculty Staff Fitness and will bring you back to the decade of neon, leg warmers and big hair. We’ll have wicked prizes, bangin’ snacks, righteous beverages and a no-host bar. Dress in your ’80s finest and be crowned prom king or queen. Join us from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Women’s Building gymnasium. Cost is $15; must be 21+. Sign up online or cash at the door.

Music a la Carte: Eric Alterman, cello and Ednaldo Borba, piano. Friday, Feb. 16 at noon. Memorial Union Lounge, Free.

RecycleMania: Together we can beat the Ducks by recycling the most: Join us in defeating U of O  in this year’s Recyclemania! RecycleMania is an annual, 8-week recycling competition running Feb. 4 – March 31 this year. You can help us win the Civil War and compete nationally by recycling, composting and reducing your trash. So grab your recyclables and recycle, recycle, recycle! Upcoming events: Repair Fair Feb.15, Play in the Trash Scrap-Art Gallery Feb. 27, Recycled Craft N’ Care Feb. 27. Learn more at http://tiny.cc/rm-osu or at events offered throughout the term (see http://tiny.cc/rm-events).

OSU at the Historical Society: Oregon State University:  A Legacy of Transformation, at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland.  This nearly 3,000 square foot display will be in place from Feb. 10 – Sept. 7.

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.

Steinway Piano Series: The Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Piano Series welcomes Garrick Ohlsson in a program of Beethoven, Scriabin and Schubert. Sunday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. Ticket info at: corvallispiano.org

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Janel Lajoie – Forest Ecosystems and Society MS Defense: Janel Lajoie will present “Supplemental Feeder Use by Free-Living Black-capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapillus),” on Monday, Feb. 19, noon in RH 107.  Janel is completing her MS under the guidance of major professors Dr. Lisa Ganio and Dr. Jim Rivers.  Free and open to the public.

NEW! 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.

NEW! Undocumented student care: Know Your Rights & Responsibilities Session for Faculty and Staff with OSU’s Undocumented Student Care and Wellbeing Committee and immigration lawyer Maria Cobarrubias on Thursday, Feb. 22 from noon -1 p.m. or  2-3 p.m. in the MU Multipurpose Room (MU 13). Coffee & water will be provided. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 19 at http://dce.oregonstate.edu/rights. Walk-in attendance available depending on space availability. Learn more about the presenter here: https://www.cobarrubiaslaw.com/.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Jenna Grant, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, will give a lecture titled, “Fixing the Machine: Humans Caring with and for Technologies.”  Grant will speak on Feb. 16 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program’s Lecture Series. Questions? Contact: drew.gerkey@oregonstate.edu

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ weekly research seminar will be held from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in HFC 115. Alvaro Muñoz, PhD, professor in the departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics with a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, will present “The Perilousness of Proportional Hazards in the Competing Risks Setting.”

Speaking (Dis)ability: Invisible Panel: This is an event to further the knowledge on campus about how (dis)ability status affects folx daily. This event also aims to let folx process how they may have impacted others by not thinking about how ability affects people. Feb. 16,  2-4 p.m. at the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center. Check out the Facebook page.

Fresh vs. Frozen Seafood? Consumer Perceptions and Preferences: On Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. in 155 International Living Learning Center, Ann Colonna, Sensory Program Manager with OSU’s Food Innovation Center, will lead attendees through a taste test and talk that will help you determine what you prefer: fresh versus frozen seafood. Reserve your spot to see if you can taste the difference, plus this is your chance to try Dulse, the seaweed that “tastes like bacon!” 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 info, contact events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-47147.

Oregon State Community Health Worker Certification Training in Tillamook or La Grande. Flexible format features eight weeks online and only two days in the classroom. Learn more.

Oregon State’s Online Project Management Certificate Begins Soon. Learn from project management expert Laszlo Retfalvi. Learn more.

GRADx – Ideas in Action: six graduate students share stories that frame their research in an 8-10-minute engaging format inspired by TEDx and Inspiration Dissemination that reach beyond an academic audience and provoke conversations that matter. Feb. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Milam Auditorium Room 026. Free. Open to all. Followed by short networking/discussion event. Cash bar & hors-d’oeuvres. 

Ocean climate and carbon cycle dynamics: Join us for the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture with James Zachos on Thurs., Feb. 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. in LINC 100. Zachos’ research is centered on ocean climate and carbon cycle dynamics with a focus on periods of extreme warming and long-term climate change. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit bit.ly/ZachosPBK. For accommodations for disabilities, contact University Events at events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717.

Science on Tap in Portland featuring OSU Food Innovation Center: Get a glimpse of the food development and marketing process for new food items from three of our OSU food scientists at the Oregon Historical Society on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6 – 8 pm.  Register here and join us for fun, appetizers, beer, wine, taste testing and view the OSU150 Exhibit. $5 OSUAA member or $8 nonmembers. In partnership with Metro Extension Service and Alumni Association.

Creating Quick and Easy Meals from Your Food Pantry and Freezer: Master Food Preservers share ideas to help you utilize the foods you have in your pantry and freezer and how to save money on your food bills while eating healthier. Learn what to keep on hand for making quick meals. A well-stocked pantry is a toolbox for your recipes. Learn to pack it with wholesome foods for cooking on the spot. Cost $35 Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road.  Register Today

Science on Tap in Portland featuring OSU Food Innovation Center: Get a glimpse of the food development and marketing process for new food items from three of our OSU food scientists at the Oregon Historical Society on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6 – 8 p.m.  Register here and join us for fun, appetizers, beer, wine, taste testing and view the OSU150 Exhibit. $5 OSUAA member or $8 nonmembers. In partnership with Metro Extension Service and Alumni Association.

Food Drive

NEW! University Information & Technology Online Silent Auction: The auction starts Friday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. and ends at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 28. We’ll be using an online auction tool, 32auctions.com. To view auction items and register to bid, visit our auction website at HERE. Questions? Contact Chris Sinnett via email or phone at chris.sinnett@oregonstate.edu or x79156.

NEW! Rummage Sale: Rummage sale: The OSU news office annual rummage sale for the Food Drive takes place Feb. 19 to 23 in the fourth floor lobby of Kerr Admin. Housewares and home decor, books, movies, music, toys, clothing and more. For questions, contact theresa.hogue@oregonstate.edu.

Volunteer at Linn Benton Food Share: This is a repacking event; we will be repackaging 50 pound bags of food into 1 pound bags to be distributed across the community. Wear closed toe shoes and bring a sweatshirt as the warehouse does tend to get a little chilly. Partners and children welcome. RSVP by Feb.16 at jessica.fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.

College of Agricultural Science’s Can Food Drive and Western Dance: Join us for some dancing, and desserts! The College of Agricultural Science’s Can Food Drive and Western Dance on Feb. 16, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Women’s Building Gym; admission is $3 or 3 cans of food. Check out our Facebook event HERE. Questions? Contact lepschae@oregonstate.edu.

Market of Choice Donation Station, Circle Boulevard: Stop by Market of Choice, Honors College Student Association will be collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Food Drive on Feb. 17-18  from 10 to 2 pm. Every $1 provides 3 meals for hungry families this winter, so contributions big and small are appreciated! For questions, contact bodnerk@oregonstate.edu.

Hunters and Gatherers Raffle: Fisheries and Wildlife “Hunters and Gatherers” raffle!!! Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. Sample contents include Duck, Venison (steaks & stew meat), Ahi, Halibut, Pheasant, Crab, Blueberries and Jam. Tickets can be purchased from Amber or Gabby in Nash 104 from February 13th thru 28th. Winner selected March 1st. For questions, contact Amber.Ahlgren@oregonstate.edu.

Who Gets the Pie: Who gets the pie, Katie or Bruce?? Come check out the Dueling Duggers Pi Day Face Off in Nash 104 and cast your vote via beans!!! $1 or 1 food/hygiene item for 1 bean OR 6 beans for $5! The Dugger with the most beans in their jar by Feb. 28 gets a pie in the face on Pi Day (3/14/18). For questions, contactAmber.Ahlgren@oregonstate.edu.

Win Candy Jars and More: Visit the XPress Stop at the MU (MU61) from Feb. 12 to Feb. 28 to win Candy Jars and other gifts. Bring 3 cans of food or buy a raffle ticket for $1 to win one or more Jars of Candy and other gifts. All proceeds benefit Linn Benton Food Share! Winners announced in March. For questions, contact norene.collins@oregonstate.edu.

OSU150 Building Bingo, Biological & Ecological Engineering: Daily clues via Facebook/Twitter and in Gilmore Hall. Answers found in the OSU150 App. Get a BINGO and receive an OSU150 prize and a chance at more prizes. Everyone who buys a card is entered to win Women of NASA Legos. Get your card; $1 from 116 Gilmore Hall! For questions, email jennifer.cohen@oregonstate.edu.

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 Feb. 28 at 1 pm. For questions, email Terralyn.Vandetta@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. 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.

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! Will you be in Washington D.C. on March 8? Join D.C.-area alumni for a reception with President Ed Ray and Vice President for Alumni Relations Kathy Bickel to celebrate our 150th anniversary and hear about the exciting work underway to ensure even greater success for future generations of proud graduates. Registration closes March 1.

International student orientation: 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.

Help Ecological Engineering students put their projects in action! Senior Design teams are either developing a filter to remove toxic levels of Fluoride from well-water in Cameroon, or developing a nitrate-removing bio-reactor to treat the tile-line water from the OSU dairy facility fields. We hope to send students representing two of the fluoride teams to Cameroon to implement their ideas in collaboration with the Cameroon Institute for Geological and Mining Research Hydrological Research Center, and two students to represent the bioreactors teams to the ACS NORM 2018 Conference. More info about the capstone project and a link to donate can be found at the Ecological Engineering Capstone CREATE Page.

College of Science publishes 2-year Annual ReportThe College of Science published its first external annual report highlighting accomplishments during FY 2015-17. This inaugural publication provides context about who we are, what we have accomplished and current momentum to carry us into the future. The biennial report not only highlights our achievements, but also our investments in faculty, students, facilities, outreach, teaching and research.

Corvallis campus projects – share your insights:  Want to learn more about construction, renovation, transportation and other improvements on the Corvallis campus? Take a short, 4 question survey to determine project communications in the future for the Corvallis campus:  http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_82jAqQDNlceZNYx

OSU academic advisors featured for higher ed innovation:  Throughout 2017, a team representing the Colleges of Forestry, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Exploratory Studies utilized process mapping strategies to create a new resource – the Proactive Advising Toolkit – to help OSU advisors more easily reach out to help students resolve issues. You can read about their project, learn tips for hosting your own process mapping activity, and download the toolkit: http://bit.ly/2EdRYRg


Nominations for O&E Vice Provost Awards for Excellence: The Awards for Excellence reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, planet and economy through outreach and engagement. If you – faculty, staff, or students –  have taken part in, or know of, an outreach and engagement project implemented in the past five years that is deserving of special recognition, please submit nominations by Feb. 28. You can self-nominate, nominate others, and/or encourage community partners to submit nominations. Visit http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/vice-provost-awards, or call 541-737-1327 for information.

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 http://bit.ly/2EdRXwG.

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.

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.

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://bit.ly/2EeAGTP. For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker at vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu.

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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.


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

Office Specialist 2 – The Motor Pool Office invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Office Specialist 2. Posting # P01379CT, Closes Feb. 16.

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.

Temporary Publishing Manager – The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) temporary Publishing Manager position. Posting # P00377AW Closes Feb. 19.

Office Manager – The College of Business is seeking an Office Manager for the Faculty Services office. This position is based in a fun, fast-paced office at the heart of the College’s day-to-day operations, and is an excellent opportunity to develop your project management and leadership skills. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Please see Posting # P01904UF. Close Feb 19.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Specialist. As a member of the INTO North America team, the Marketing and Communications Specialist for INTO JV develops print materials and digital content to promote the university and drive student recruitment from global markets to INTO. This position will manage, organize and implement a wide range of projects/ activities/tactics primarily focused on those defined in the recruitment and marketing plan that support student recruitment, education counselor training and enrollment goals. The successful candidate also will be responsible for general center marketing and communications activities, including events planning and center visits from agents and prospective students.  The candidate is expected to work both independently and creatively as well as collaboratively with all stakeholders to achieve goals. For more information or to apply please follow the link:  http://bit.ly/2H1valp, Please apply by Feb. 19.

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.

Temporary Cook 2-   OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a Temporary Cook 2. This position is a full-time, temporary position anticipated to end on June 30 . Posting #P01319CT. Closes Feb. 20.

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. Closes Feb. 21.

Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, .70 FTE (28 hours per week), position for an Education Program Assistant (EPA1) with the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service program in Wheeler County. This position is located in Fossil, Oregon.  Posting# P01383CT.  Closes Feb. 21.

Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Auxiliaries & Activates Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Job duties, qualifications, and application process can be found by visiting http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/  Posting # P01390CT.  Closes Feb 23.

Academic Wage-Salaried: Co-trip Leader Mountaineering Expedition Course – OSU Cascades invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, academic wage salaried position. OSU-Cascades has a short term, academic wage position for 1 individual to co-lead an outdoor trip for a 25 day mountaineering expedition course offered during spring term 2018 from approximately May 8, 2018 to June 4, 2018. May 8 and 9 are preparation days. June 4 is a course finish up day. Posting #P00380AW. Closes Feb. 23.

UPDATED! Student Career Assistant – College of Engineering invites applications for a part-time (.3 FTE) student position. Posting # P03248SE.  Closes Feb. 23.

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. Closes Feb. 23.

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

UPDATED! Content Strategist – The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Content Strategist. As a member of EESC’s web and content strategy team, the content strategist contributes project management expertise and also assists with planning, design, and development for the OSU Extension website and other EESC-managed web/technology initiatives and projects. Posting # P01851UF Closes Feb. 25.

Director of Marketing and Enrollment Services – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), director of Marketing and Enrollment Services. This position provides leadership and administrative management to the Marketing and Enrollment Services unit. The director leads a large in-house team, which includes marketing managers, writers, a videographer, graphic designer, web and interactive staff and an enrollment services team overseeing inquiry management. In collaboration with three assistant directors, they develop, implement and evaluate short- and long-term goals related to marketing and enrollment services for Extended Campus programs and units. The director is charged with branding Oregon State Ecampus as a national leader in online education. Posting #P01900UF. Closes Feb 25.

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.

UPDATED! Faculty Research Assistant – The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position that will be located at the OSU North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Reappointment is at the discretion of Regional Director, Department Head, and the Program Leader.  Posting# P01907UF.  Closes Feb. 26. 

Short-term, full-time lab technician needed for forest pollinator research in the Forest Animal Ecology Lab at Oregon State University. A technician is needed during spring 2018 to assist with ongoing research related to forest pollinator health. Duties will include but are not limited to processing and identifying pollen samples, quantifying Osmia lignaria reproductive output, quantifying nest activity from video recordings, rearing Bombus colonies, curating insect specimens, and tasks related to preparation for the 2018 field season. Some fieldwork may be required to assist with stand selection in the Oregon Coast Range, which will include hiking off-trail in challenging conditions (heat, cold, rain, sun, steep slopes, loose rock, hazardous plants), carrying heavy equipment, and navigating through heavily forested areas. Applicants should create a single PDF or MS-Word file that contains (1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the specific duties described in the position description; (2) a full-length CV or resume; and (3) the names and contact information (email, telephone, and mail) of three referees who may be contacted; this document should be emailed to Dr. Sara Galbraith (oregonbeecrew@gmail.com) with “Lab Technician Application 2018” in the subject line. Positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis through Feb. 26.

Accountant 1-   OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for an Accountant 1. This position is a full-time, 1.0 FTE 12-month classified staff position. Posting #P01397CT. Closes Feb. 27.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 position for the Office of the Registrar at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # P01389CT. Closes Feb. 28.

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. Closes Feb. 28

Research Coordinator – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement, Extension Service at Oregon State University invites applications for an Outdoor School Evaluation, Assessment, and Research Coordinator. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position to be located in Corvallis, Oregon.  Posting# P01908UF.  Closes Feb. 28.

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.

Director of Course Development and Training – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), director of Course Development and Training. The director oversees the production of Ecampus courses and open education multimedia content, as well as media development and production to support other units in the division. Posting #P01911UF. Closes March 4.

CBEE Undergrad Advisor – The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) invites applications for an Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01891UF. Closes March 5.

CBEE Head Undergraduate Advisor – The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Head Undergraduate Advisor. Posting #P01903UF. Closes March 5.

Master Gardener Coordinator – The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service is seeking a Master Gardener Coordinator. This is a part-time, .75 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Southern Oregon Regional Administrator and the Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Program Leader.  Posting# P01909UF.  Closes March 7.

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.”  

NEW! The OSU Library is seeking one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month tenure track Assistant Professor.  Posting # P01917UF.  Closes March 19.

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.

Enterprise Computing Services is seeking one Analyst Programmer, Comp Level 2 position for their Data Architecture Team (DATA).  This is a Classified Exempt position.  Posting # P01385CT. Closes March 23.

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.

Enterprise Computing Services is seeking one Analyst Programmer, Comp Level 2 position for the Hyland Onbase project.  This is a Classified Exempt position that is of Limited Duration (expected to last 2 years).  Posting # P01386CT.  Closes April 10.

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


Corvallis:  “I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” ~ Harriet Tubman. Slight chance of showers, high of 49, low of 36. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny, high of 40, low of 25. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

Newport: Slight chance of showers today, high of 47, low of 40. Rain likely tomorrow.

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



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