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Tuesday, March 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.

Even the small stresses of daily life can hurt your health, but attitude can make a difference (Washington Post)

Chronic daily hassles can lead to increased blood pressure, which puts you at risk for heart disease, explains Carolyn Aldwin, director of the Center for Healthy Aging Research at Oregon State University. (see also South China Morning Post)

OSU researchers help bring flexible tech, robots into view (KTVZ)

Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Engineering said Monday they have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots. (see also The EngineerR&D Magazine, Science Daily)

Is alcohol a perk at work? Not for some young job seekers (Philadelphia Post-Gazette)

Companies looking to attract talented young workers might think projecting a drinking-friendly workplace culture is a smart strategy. At first, Anthony Klotz thought so, too. But the assistant professor of management at Oregon State University discovered through a recent study that the opposite is true: Many young prospective employees are turned off by signals that companies embrace alcohol during work-related events.

Oregon wave energy test center gets $3M boost (Portland Business Journal)

The center, being developed at Oregon State University’s Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, got $5 million in federal money in 2016, then last year won a commitment of another $30 million from the feds. But with that came a requirement for the project’s backers to raise $10 million.

The Giving Trees (Terra)

Anthony S. Davis, the associate dean for research and international programs in the College of Forestry, is one of the drivers of the college’s leadership role in reforestation efforts around the globe – from the Caribbean to Africa, from the Middle East to South America. The work is critical because each year, though about 30 percent of the Earth is still forested, about 25,000 square miles, one-fourth the area of Oregon, lose their forest cover through agriculture, logging and even international conflict.


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 March 6 join Shauna Tominey, Professor of Practice & Parenting Education Specialist to learn best practices for supporting diverse learners and to engage in hands-on activities that promote culturally responsive teaching. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated only ONCE in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. No need to register – just come on by.

Global Forum: Untold Stories of Ethnic Cleansing – Eyewitness Accounts of Rohingya Crisis: The Global Beavers Team will focus the winter term Global Forum on the Rohingya crisis. The sponsors say that the ethnic cleansing and resulting refugee crisis Rohingya people are facing has gone relatively unnoticed by the western world. They mean to fill this knowledge gap by bringing in a panel of speakers with first-hand accounts of this humanitarian crisis. March 6, noon to 2 p.m., Student Experience Center Involvement Lounge ( EC112). All students and faculty are welcome. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dn9H4WW81bn5MEd

ElderCare Connections-Preparing to Downsize Belongings: For many aging adults, the thought of parting with possessions can be daunting as they hold many precious memories from their lifetime. Join us on Tuesday, March 6 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in MU 212 as Queen Bee Organizing discusses tips and tricks to helping your aging loved ones downsize their belongings.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

NEW! Music open labs: Master instrumentalist and composer/performer Vinny Golia (California Institute for the Arts) is on campus as a Visiting Artist with OPEN LABS (Music 443/553) on Tuesday, March 6. Golia will be working with both graduate and undergraduate composition students and sound artists. Come attend this “open rehearsal” with Golia performing on student works as well as workshopping his piece “Red Sun” with students as well as highlighting some original works with guest faculty: Ryan Biesack, Mike Gamble and Dana Reason. Event is free (limited seating). Special thanks to SAC: Music for making this event for undergraduate and graduate composers/ sound artists possible. March 6, 7:30 p.m., Benton Hall 303.

The North American Truffling Society general meeting: Join mycologist, naturalist and award-winning nature photographer Todd Elliott for a globetrotting adventure looking at the interfaces between fungi and the environment. From insect pathogens to ethnomycology. “Fungal interacting: From Humans to Beetles.” March 6, 7:30 p m., Cordley Hall 2087.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Little Gallery exhibition, #NosDuelen56: On March 3, 2017, 41 girls died and 15 were severely burned in a ‘safe home’ outside Guatemala City. The exhibition brings together commemorative portraits selected from more than 60 artists from around the world who joined the global action for the girls, #NosDuelen56, in order to demand justice, honor and commemorate the victims of the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción massacre. Co-directors of the Human Rights Defenders Project, Rob Mercatante and Dania Rodrigues, will be at the opening.  Stef Arreaga, Ocho Tijax, an organization of women who support the survivors and victims’ families will also be present. Show dates March 7-April 25. Opening reception March 8, 3:30-5 p.m., Kidder Hall 210.

Queerative Party: Join the Pride Center for a social gathering held for LGBTQIA+ folks and friends to engage in art and creative expression. There will be multiple art stations with supplies provided. Wednesday, March 7, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. To request accommodations related to a disability, please email Pride.Center@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-9161.

Creating a 100% Tobacco-Free OSU: An Open Forum for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  Friday, March 9, noon to 1 p.m., MU 213. Please join a discussion about our campus tobacco policy, including a proposal to strengthen our current smoke-free policy to make campus 100 percent tobacco-free – including smokeless tobacco (snus, snuff, chew) as well as combustible tobacco products. A pre-ordered, personalized lunch will be provided for the first 50 registrants, so please log onto our registration page and order your lunch: http://health.oregonstate.edu/tobacco-policy-forum. Further information: marc.braverman@oregonstate.edu

Register today for March 12 Corvallis Sustainability Town Hall: The community sustainability event of the year happens in one week, and registration is due today.  The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s annual Sustainability Fair and Town Hall is at the Alumni Center March 12.  The fair runs from 5 to 7 p.m., the town hall from 7 to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public; refreshments served. No registration required for the fair, but seating is limited at the town hall, so make sure you’re registered.

Board of Trustees: The Academic Strategies Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16, to hear a report from the university’s provost and updates on critical employee training and the institutional accreditation process in progress. Members of the public may listen to the meeting by calling the toll-free number listed on the agenda. The MU’s Allworth Room will be open to the public as a site for listening to this meeting. The agenda and materials for the meeting will be posted at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. If special accommodation is required, please contact Marcia Stuart at 541-737-3449 or marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! The Feminist Scientist with Sharyn Clough: Join OSU’s Women in Policy on International Women’s Day for a talk and discussion with Sharyn Clough on why feminism and science are better together and increasing objectivity through bias detection. Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, March 8 at 10 a.m. Free and open to all. Coffee and treats provided.

NEW! Academic Technology webinar: Upcoming Changes in the Canvas Gradebook Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, March 8, at 10 a.m. to learn about changes coming to the Canvas gradebook in summer of 2018. Register for information on joining this free 30-minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email us at Canvas@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Landscape ecology talk: Kevin McGarigal, OSU alumnus and professor at the University of Massachusetts, will be presenting a talk titled “Considering refugia, resilience, ecosystem integrity and representative species in alternative landscape conservation designs for the northeastern United States” on March 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Richardson Hall 107. The talk will be followed by a brown bag lunch.

NEW! Human Rights in Guatemala: Rob Mercatante and Dania Rodrigues, co-directors of the Human Rights Defenders Project, and Stef Arreaga of Ocho Tijax, an organization of women who support survivors and victims’ families as they seek justice, will speak March 8, 6 p.m., in the MU Horizon Room.

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Did you know that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students? This workshop will teach participants to recognize the warning signs and how to help if someone they know is thinking about suicide. Suicide is preventable and depression is treatable; you can help save a life. March 7, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU Journey Room. Feel free to bring your lunch.

WRGP Winter Seminar Series. Krista Jones, USGS hydrologist with Oregon Water Science Center, will present, “Quantifying the effects of beavers on urban streams in the Tualatin River basin” on Wednesday, March 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in 260 Strand Agriculture Hall. Free and open to the public.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar (CGRB): Dr. Rosalie Sears, OHSU, will present a seminar “Modeling and targeting intra-tumor phenotypic heterogeneity and cellular plasticity” on Wednesday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

The Concept of Reform in the Historical Imagination of the Protestant Communities: Lecture by the Rev. Euan Cameron. This lecture proposes that, in the way that the Protestant reformers wrote and understood their own history, one witnesses just such a transition from historical cycles to a linear development divided into periods. Cameron is Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. He has appeared on the frequently re-broadcast Lion Television/PBS miniseries “Martin Luther” (2002) and “In Our Time, BBC Radio 4″ (2002). Wednesday, March 7, 4 p.m. MU, Journey 104.

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. March 8, noon to 1 p.m., MU 212. Presented by Barbara Koontz, financial adviser, CFS*. RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com

TRIAD meeting: The OSU Improv Comedy Club will perform. The meeting will begin at noon on Thursday, March 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.

We Animals: Fifteen Years of Photojournalism and Animal Rights with Jo-Anne McArthur: McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto, Canada. Through her long-term body of work, We Animals, she has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe for 15 years. She also co-founded the Unbound Project to document the women on the front lines of animal advocacy. McArthur is a sought-after speaker and is the author of two books, We Animals (2014), and Captive (2017). Thursday, March 8, 6 p.m. Dearborn Hall 318.

Take Note 

NEW! STEM Academy: Registration for STEM Academy AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) Club for 3rd-5th grade is open. AWSEM Clubs are designed to nurture girls’ interest in STEM by providing a program of hands-on activities paired with positive adult women STEM role models. Club meets on Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m., from April 10–May 8, at Garfield Elementary School. Topics: Engineering, Human Anatomy, Computing, Marine Science, and Chemistry/Physics. For more information and to register, please visit http://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Cost is $75. Needs-based scholarships available.

Updates to University Policies & Standards: Please visit the University Policy & Standards page to learn about policy updates from the past month: http://policy.oregonstate.edu/whats-new  This page is updated frequently with new developments so we encourage you to check back regularly.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Suspicious Objects & Bomb Threats: Bomb threats, suspicious objects and bombs are meant to disrupt normal activities and cause fear in populations. With pre-planning, you can remain calm and be knowledgeable of what to do in order to part of an effective response. This month’s poster can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/2Cr6ALQ

Traffic and Maintenance

26th Street: Due to construction, 26th Street between SW Campus Way and SW Orchard Ave. (see map) will be closed 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 reopen 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 Administration 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.

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.

NEW! Temp Teaching Assistant – This recruitment will be used to fill three part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) Temporary Teaching Assistant positions for the Writing Center at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # P01417CT. For full consideration apply by March 8. Closes March 10.

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. Closes March 9.

Food Service Worker 3 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, intermittent Cook 3 position for the Oregon 4H Conference and Education center at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in rural Salem, Oregon.  The Oregon 4-H Center is a rental facility approximately eight miles from downtown Salem. It is a rural area and is not on public transportation lines.  Posting# P01409CT.  Closes March 9.

The Office of Financial Aid is seeking a Financial Aid Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01922UF. Closes March 9.

EXTENDED – Property Specialist 2 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one Property Specialist 2 position.  This is a full-time, 12-month, classified position. Posting # P01405CT.  For full consideration, apply by March 5.  Closes is March 12.

Academic Wage-Hourly: Rock Climbing Course – OSU-Cascades invites applications for a part-time (0.25), 12-month, Rock Climbing Course position. This position is for Spring Term 2018. Posting #00390AW. Closes March 12.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – OSU-Cascades invites applications for a full-time (1.0), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting # P01941UF. Closes March 12.

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications – OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) assistant director of Marketing and Communications. The assistant director works with the Director of Marketing and Communications to provide day-to-day marketing and communications management and planning to support the college’s strategic priorities and to enhance its brand image. The assistant director is a content creator who develops, produces and distributes high-quality print and electronic materials that advance the research, education and outreach goals and mission of the college. Posting # P01934UF. Closes March 12.

Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time .75 FTE (approximately 30 hours per week), limited duration (approximately one year) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) with the Oregon State University Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program. This position will be located in Eugene serving Lane County. Posting # P01419CT.  Closes March 13.

Cook 1 position for UHDS at OSU. F/T, academic-year (10-month), classified; starting wage $12.51/hr + benefits. Go to website http://oregonstate.edu/jobs for detailed information and to apply. Posting # P01412CT. For full consideration, apply by March 13. 

The Office of the Registrar is seeking an Operations Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Registrar. Posting # P01946UF. Closes March 13.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Administrative Program Assistant position for the Office of the Registrar at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # P01418CT. Closes March 14.

The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a Human Resources Benefits Consultant. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # P01932UF. Closes March 14.

Juntos Program Coordinator – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement (Division) at Oregon State University invites applications for a Juntos Program Coordinator. This is a full-time, (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position located in Hood River and Wasco Counties. Reappointment will be at the discretion of the Regional Administrator for the Mid-Columbia Region and the Assistant Director of OSU Open Campus and Innovation. Posting# P01931UF. Closes March 14.

Institutional Analytics and Research is seeking a Data Modeler. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01943UF. Full-consideration date March 15. Closes March 31.

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

Faculty Research Assistant – OSU-Cascades invites applications for a full-time (1.0), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting # P01933UF. Full consideration date March 16. Closes April 6.

NEW! Admissions Representative – This position is to support the Office of International Admissions in providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process. Please follow the link for more information or to apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=38474&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes March 18.

Senior Researcher – The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning is seeking one full-time (1.0 FTE) Senior Researcher position. Posting# P01937UF. Closes March 18.

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.”  

First Year Experience Program Coordinator – The University Exploratory Studies Program (UESP) is seeking a First Year Experience Program Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01935UF Closes March 19.

The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute is seeking one part-time (maximum of 20 hours a week) Student Machine Shop Assistant. Posting #P03336SE. Closes March. 19.

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.

NEW! Sea Grant is seeking a Coastal STEM Hub Director. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Oregon Sea Grant Director. Posting #P01944UF. Closes March 21.

Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking eight part-time (maximum of 20 hours a week) PCMM Student Route Drivers. Posting #  P03314SE. Closes March 22.

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.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Extension 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position serving Wasco County. This position will be located in the Wasco County Extension office in The Dalles.  Posting# P01945UF.  Closes March 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. Closes March 30.

OSU 4-H Youth Development Educator – Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term 4-H Youth Development Educator position to be located in Crook County. Posting #P01948UF. Closes March 31.

The Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration is hiring an Associate Director, Award Compliance & Education. Posting # P01938UF. Closes March 31.

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.

Regional Administrator – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University 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 West Central Oregon which will cover Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. The office location will be in one of the West Central Oregon’s Extension County Offices. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. Posting # P01952UF. Closes April 1.

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.

Assistant/Associate Professor – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications). Position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Operations Management/Supply Chain Management. Posting #P01929UF. Closes May 1.

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 percent of work time to major gift fundraising activities and 20% of work time to administrative responsibilities. Learn more a www.osufoundation.org


Corvallis: “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” —Alice Walker. Mostly sunny today, high of 56, low of 34. Rain likely tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 49, low of 30. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly sunny today, high of 52, low of 38. 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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