OSU Today

Friday, Sept. 4, 2009

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.

Bike polo: Little known sport has enthusiastic supporters (LIFE@OSU)
Corvallis Bike Polo has a core of enthusiasts, including a number of OSU students, but isn’t well known around town.

OSU set to launch Ford family center

Oregon State University is set to open the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. (See also KGW, KTVZ and the Statesman Journal)

Pets blaze survival amazing (Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University senior Scott Miller was out of town on Saturday when he got a call from his roommate – their apartment building had caught fire early that morning.

Are you ready for some football? (Gazette-Times)
Thousands of Beaver fans will come to Corvallis on Saturday for Oregon State University’s football opener, but to fully enjoy the excitement, they’ll need to follow some simple rules, be patient with traffic and remember game day road changes.

Constructing an Ocean-observing Cyberinfrastructure (Scientific Computing)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and its partners, Oregon State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, are responsible for the Coastal and Global moorings and their autonomous vehicles.

Natural compounds may help treat cancer (UPI)
Oregon State University scientists say they’ve discovered some food compounds studied for an ability to prevent cancer might also be able to treat it.

Voigt to lead Oregon FSA
(Capital Press)

Veteran USDA executive Lynn Voigt has been named executive director of the Oregon Farm Service Agency. Voigt, an agricultural economist who graduated from Oregon State University in 1969, formerly served as loan chief for the agency.

Quilt County 2009 celebrates quilts of all sorts (Gazette-Times)
At Oregon State University students and other visitors to the Memorial Union Concourse Gallery will be welcomed back this fall with “Gallimaufry: Recent Works by Loosely Bound.”

Out and about …with Mary Louise VanNatta (Statesman Journal)
On Aug. 28, my family attended the 2009 Celebration Oregon, the 30th anniversary of the Oregon Wine Competition. We were guests of the Austin Family Business Program at the Oregon State University College of Business, which supports family business with the difficult balance of work and blood relations, with an emphasis on generational transition issues.


Dr. Donald Mattson was a long time member of the College of Veterinary Medicine faculty. He passed away Aug. 25.  A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m., at Calvary Chapel of Corvallis, 2125 N.W. Lester Ave.

First Friday lunch at the University Motor Pool takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Come enjoy spaghetti and vegetarian red sauce, meatballs on the side, garlic bread and fresh green salad. All the fixins’ for this casual event provided by the staff (and generous donors) Donations accepted at the door.

A memorial service is being held at 1 p.m, for former OSU Human Resources employee Deb Fernandez. The service will be held in the LaSells Stewart Center. Memorial contributions can be made to an account in her name at any OSU Federal Credit Union. The money will go toward supporting Safe Haven Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter in Linn County. Student parking spaces are available for attendees to this service.

Upcoming Events

NEW! OSU Today will return to inboxes Tuesday, Sept. 8.

NEW! More than 180 photographs of wildlife found in North America are featured in the exhibit, North American Wildlife, now showing in the Giustina Gallery. The photographers, Sharon and Larry Rosenkoetter, are both affiliated with OSU. The exhibit, which is co-sponsored by OSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, will show through Sept. 30. An artist’s reception will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 11. It is free and open to the public.

A Corvallis Transit System route revisions public meeting will take place at 8:20 a.m. Sept. 9. The meeting will look at the elimination of Route C4 (Saturday Downtown Circulator), reduction of service on Route C3 (Southwest Commuter), as well as other changes. The meeting will be held at 500 S.W. Madison Avenue in the Madison Avenue Meeting Room. Current maps and schedules are available at www.corvallistransit.com, or by calling 541-766-6998.

The Valley Library will be closed for an annual in-service day for faculty and staff during intersession, Sept. 9. Although the library will not be open the main entrance on first and second floors will be unlocked for access to the outer lobby, ATM, phones and Java II. For more information please contact Kerrie.Cook@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-4633.

Local nonprofit AIDS Service organization, Valley AIDS Information Network (VAIN) will host a fundraising event called Beach Blanket Babylon at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Osborn Aquatic Center’s Otter Beach, located at 1940 NW Highland Dr.  The family-friendly event is open to the public. Participants will have access to the Otter Beach section of the water park and hamburgers and sodas will be served. Admission is $20 for adults (18+), $10 for all students with student ID, and free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult and a donation of a can of food. Food donations will be given to Linn Benton Food Share. The event will be emceed by local drag queen personalities LaVerne Lydell and Lucilla DeMoore.

Oregon State University will hold a rulemaking hearing Sept. 15, regarding a proposal to revise regulations governing the use of motor vehicles. The amendment would permit OSU to have vehicles towed that are parked in reserved parking spaces or handicapped spaces. The purpose of the hearing is to give the public a chance to provide feedback and comments on the proposed action. The hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Memorial Union 206. It is open to the public.

For more current and upcoming events, go to http://oregonstate.edu/events/

News for Employees

NEW! The Research Office is requesting Letters of Intent from interested faculty for the National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering program. Research Office Letter of Intent submission deadline: Monday, Sept. 28,. The program limits to two the number of proposals that can be submitted by OSU for the RET program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office and full details for the NSF-RET program can be found at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/ret.html Letters of Intent should be submitted electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to Debbie Delmore, Research Office at: debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Facilities Services is seeking a Fiscal Coordinator 2.  This is a full-time position, reporting to the Associate Director-Controller of Facilities Services.  Recruitment is open to current OSU employees only.  Position details and qualifications can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs .  Position closes Sept.14.

There will be no CTS or Philomath Connection bus service Monday, Sep. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Normal service resumes Sept. 8.  A new Crescent Valley Area (CVA) service will begin Sept. 8. The new service will provide two morning runs and two early evening runs to the Crescent Valley area. Commuter Route C1 also returns Sept. 8 for morning and afternoon service. For information about routes and schedules for the transit system, call 541-766-6998 or www.corvallistransit.com

Transit & Parking Services sixth annual Car in the Jar contest! Please come by our office located at 100 Adams Hall to view the cars in the jar and guess how many there are to win a free annual parking permit. The winner’s name will be drawn Oct 15.

The Health Sciences Business Center is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month fixed term position as Human Resources Consultant 2. This is an internal recruitment open to OSU employees only. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting number 0004653 . Closing date: Sept. 11.

The Arts and Science Business Center is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Accountant 2. The Arts & Sciences Business Center (ASBC) is responsible for providing administrative, human resources, and business services to the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science, and the Honors College. This is an internal recruitment open to OSU employees only. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting number 0004656. Closing date: Sept. 13.

Finance and Administration is recruiting for a Manager for the Business Center 7 which will serve Business Services, Conference Services, Counseling Services, Facilities, Housing & Dining Services, Memorial Union, Public Safety, Recreational Sports, Student Health Services, and Athletics.  This is a 12-month, fixed-term, professional faculty position with annual full-time salary range of $95,000 – $105,000/yr. This position will initially be housed in Business Services. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees only. The deadline for applications is Sept. 11. For the full announcement and application instructions, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.

Fall 2009-2010 parking permits are now on sale at Transit & Parking Services.  For all the parking permit updates, access the information online at http://oregonstate.edu/facilities/transit_pkg/permit_pkg.html Click on either the ‘staff & faculty’ or ‘student’ located under the ‘parking permits’ for the correct forms to fill out.  The OSU ID card is required for purchasing any permit.  Term permits are also available.

Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position as Vice President for Research. This position reports to the President. For details go to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu posting number 0004640. This position closes Oct. 27.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to provide primary support to the Sr. Director of Strategic Communications and Donor Relations and Associate Campaign Director and to the staff in this department. For a complete job description and information about the OSU Foundation, go to www.osufoundation.org.  Interested candidates should direct cover letter and resume to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator, at osuf.hr@oregonstate.edu, 850 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, 97333.  This position will remain open until filled.

Traffic and Maintenance

Campus Way, Bates Lot, Kelley Lot: On Sept. 9, at 9:09 am, the OSU Foundation is hosting a Program Launch event for the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families.  We will be erecting a small tent for the ceremony on Campus Way (just west of 26th Street), which will require a road closure (outlined below).  Additionally we will be parking a small number of guests in parking lots surrounding the event site. Street Closure: Campus Way, closed from 1 p.m. Sept. 8 until 2 p.m. Sept. 9 from 26th Street west to the arch. Parking Lot Impact: Bates Lot, closed from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Sept. 9. Kelley Lot will remain open but guests will be parking in the lot .

Monroe and 14th St: Due to required maintenance on the Monroe & 14th street signal pole, the right-hand turn lane on Monroe & 14th street will be temporarily closed.  Suggested detour routes are south at the intersection of 15th street and Jefferson Way.  Traffic control devices will be in place to direct traffic. This shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 8 should end by 5 p.m. Sept. 9.

Adams; Ag Life Sciences, Cascade Hall, Crop Science, Dearborn, EH&S Annex, Heat Plant, Gill Coliseum, Kelley Engineering, Kerr, Magruder Hall, Milne Computer Center, Own Hall, Plageman, Reser, Richardson, Peavy, Valley Library: In association with required annual generator maintenance, Facilities Services will be performing load and service testing for the above listed buildings.  During this time building generators will be operating for a two-hour duration.  The engine noise may vary by building and proximity. The testing will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 8 and we anticipate concluding testing by 5 p.m. Sept. 15.


Maybe you should spend this long Labor Day weekend digging out your sweaters and jackets. Rain’s going to keep you indoors anyway, so might as well get ready for fall, because it’s here whether you like it or not. Today’s highs will reach 79 but rain rolls in tonight. Showers continue through Monday, with highs in the mid to high 60s. Hot apple cider and molasses cookies are also a must.

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