OSU Today

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

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.

OSU’s Book Genie: Open-Source bound (Library Journal)

Valley Library is offering patrons a new way to discover new books that meet their unique interests. Called “Book Genie,” the new web site gives patrons a chance to randomly select recommendations from the library’s collection based on subjects of interest. (See also LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State ranked 4th for ecology focus (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University was ranked fourth in the nation in the number of papers published in professional journals related to ecology or the environment, a recent survey shows.

Health advantages for a dirty girl (Psych Central)

An Oregon State University philosopher provocatively suggests that the way Western society expects little girls to grow up may contribute to higher rates of certain diseases in adult women. (See also Independent and Stinking Planet)

Beer documentary features OSU (Gazette-Times)

Four Oregon State University faculty are featured in a documentary that tracks the history of beer and links the drink to advances in human civilization.

Forest Grove student greets Michelle Obama with a ‘hi’ from Oregon (Oregonian)

Joel Cazares, 18, is a member of the 4-H Tech Wizards, a mentorship program run by the Oregon State University Extension Office. The program began in Forest Grove and has since spread throughout Washington County.

Officer Steve Dodd’s daughter speaks out (KBND)

Megan Dodds, 18, is in her first year at Oregon State University.  She says her dad has always been supportive of her growing up, encouraging her in softball, school and other activities. (See also Oregonian)

Feminist scholar examines marginalization of women in Bible (Cache Valley Daily)

Susan Shaw, a Women and Gender Studies professor at Oregon State University, addressed a group of 86 USU students and faculty members on feminist interpretations of the Bible.

OSU theatre tweaks ‘Glengarry’ footprint (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University Theatre debuts David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Glengarry Glen Ross,” on Friday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. on the Withycombe Hall Main Stage on the OSU campus.


Technology Support Services (TSS) is offering our orientation session for all new Community Network customers. Information will be presented about our support structure, the services we offer and where to find help. Anyone new to your department is strongly encouraged to attend as well as anyone who would like a refresher on TSS support. The session will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Valley Library West Willamette Industries Seminar Room 3622.

As an early kick-off to the February 3 Chinese New Year, the Henan Chinese Opera Company, a group of 40 performers, will bring “Chinese Orphan,” a large-scale Henan Opera with full staging and traditional, ancient costumes, to OSU tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26 St. Doors open at 7. The event is free and seats are available on a first-come, first served basis.

MUVIES in the Memorial Union’s Trysting Tree Lounge take place Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. This week’s featured film is “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.


The 2011 Pink Out Breakfast and Silent Auction will be hosted by the gymnastics booster club, the 10.0 Club, and the women’s basketball booster club, The Rebounders, on Saturday, Jan. 29, in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with a silent auction and breakfast. All proceeds collected from the breakfast and silent auction will be donated to The Corvallis Clinic Foundation’s Project H.E.R. (Help. Enlightenment. Resources.). Click here for a Pink Out Breakfast registration form.

Lunafest, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium. Filled with stories of reflection and whimsy, hope and humor, grace and perseverance, LUNAFEST films are renowned for celebrating the talents and stories of women. Collectively, LUNAFEST films captivate audiences, compel dialogue and arm those who participate with both the knowledge and the motivation to make a difference in their communities.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Women’s Mental Health Series:  Addictions and Substance Abuse, Jan. 31, 1 p.m. at the Women’s Center. Are you or someone you care about struggling to change an old habit or having trouble controlling addictive behaviors?  Come learn some important facts about addiction, and find some new strategies and healthy alternatives to help change destructive patterns in your life.

NEW! The College of Business is having a bake sale to kick off the OSU food drive. The bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Bexell Hall foyer.  All items are a $1 donation, and gluten free options will be available.

NEW! Sunil Khanna  will speak at International Women’s Awareness Speakers Series Feb. 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at
Valley Library, Willamette East and West Conference Room. Khanna, an OSU Anthropology Professor, will discuss his latest research on patriarchy, reproductive technology and female selective abortion practices in India. His work- “Fetal/Fatal Knowledge: New Reproductive Technologies and Family-Building Strategies in India” was published by Cengage/Wadsworth in 2009.

NEW! The Oregon State University Department of Philosophy’s Ideas Matter 2011 series will feature “Healing the Enlightenment Rift: New Directions for Transforming Environmental Conflicts,” by Aaron Wolf, Oregon State University on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Owen Hall room 102.

President Ray and Provost Randhawa will meet with the faculty of the College of Agricultural Sciences in an “informal” group setting on Tuesday, Feb. 1 , from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in MU 208.

Hit the ground running with an MBA from OSU. Come learn more at an MBA Program Information Session on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Bexell Hall, room 207. We’ll get you ready to compete in the new economy. Contact osumba@bus.oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5510 for event specifics.

Come to Campus Recycling’s free luncheon “How to Compost in Your Department” on Tuesday, Feb. 1, noon to 1 p.m. in MU 211. Register by this Friday, Jan. 28 if you would like lunch. At this event you will learn the new options you have to compost food scraps in your department so you can reduce waste and help boost our numbers in RecycleMania. Choose the option that works best for your department, and Campus Recycling will provide you with any and all supplies you need to get started! For more information about this and other RecycleMania events, please visit our website.

The next PFLA meeting takes place Wednesday, Feb. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. Meet at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Lab for a tour of the facilities.

Seminars and Lectures

The next Center for the Humanities Winter Lecture takes place Jan. 31. “Mobbing McCarthy and Socializing Socialism? Fandom of East Germany’s Monopoly Film Studio (DEFA) in the Contemporary USA,” will feature Sebastian Heiduschke, Center Research Fellow, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, OSU. It takes place at 4 p.m. at Autzen House.

News for Employees

LAST CHANCE! Oregon State University is now 10 percent behind last year’s campaign with only a few days to go before the Charitable Fund Drive ends on Monday, Jan. 31. Currently the drive has raised $113,528 from 218 employees. Help by going to http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/ or by sending your personalized form to 2010 CFD, 100 LaSells Stewart Center.

The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation – Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) 2011 program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/eese.html. NSF – EESE program site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11514/nsf11514.htm Letters of intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at (541) 737-8390.

Food@OSU introduces Orange Rewards. Join the newly created Orange Rewards program and your OSU ID card will give you a 10 percent discount at all 28 campus restaurants, coffee shops, and markets. Get started by making an initial deposit of $100 on your OSU ID card Orange Rewards account.

Applications for the L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund are due on Monday. The L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund provides individual faculty members with grants of up to $2,200 for professional development activities that have a clear connection to the enhancement of teaching and student learning at OSU. Two grants in the amount of $4,400 may also be considered for exceptionally compelling and well-written proposals. Academic advising-related proposals are welcome. Application and guidelines are available at: http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/grants/grants.php. Applications are evaluated jointly by the Advancement of Teaching Committee of the Faculty Senate and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment. If you have any questions, contact Jeanna Towns at Jeanna.towns@oregonstate.edu.

The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC) Summer term 2011. Applications are due in the Research Office by Monday, Feb. 28. The complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria may be accessed on the Research Office web site: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Delmore at (541) 737-8390 or debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

The Research Office is now accepting applications for the General Research Fund (GRF) Spring 2011 solicitation. Applications are due in the Research Office by Monday, March 7. The complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria may be accessed on the Research Office web site: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf.htm If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Delmore at (541) 737-8390 or debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

The OSU Women’s Center is calling all female-identified OSU affiliates to submit their art work for an art show in the MU Concourse gallery. The exhibition’s theme is “Find Your Voice, Speak Your Truth!” and will run from Feb. 8 – March 10. You do not need to be an art student or a professional artist to take part in this art show so please consider submitting an art piece or two. Please refer to http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/ for details about requirements and specifications, and notify the curator of your intent to submit by Monday at neelwarn@onid.orst.edu.


Human Resources Consultant 1: The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, fixed term Human Resource Consultant 1 (HRC1) position. To review posting and apply go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0006794.  Closing date Feb 8. OSU is an AA/EOE.

The University Honors College invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) limited duration Advisor position to assist with advising from March 15  – June 30.  The selected applicant will work with current personnel to advise undergraduates in the University Honors College.  You must hold a bachelor’s degree to be minimally qualified. The preferred candidate will have previous experience as an Advisor at Oregon State University, knowledge and understanding of the UHC, and/or significant advising experience.  Please send a current resume, cover letter describing experience relevant to advising undergraduate students, and contact details for three professional references to Laurel.Busse@oregonstate.edu For more details go to http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/uhc-advisor-job-opportunity.  Closing date Feb. 7.  OSU is an AA/EOE.

The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. To review posting and apply go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting number: 0006811

The Oregon Sea Grant Program welcomes applications to fill one full time Sea Grant Marine Program Specialist (closes Jan. 30), and one full time Sea Grant Research Program Specialist (closes Feb. 2) position. These are both 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty positions located on the Corvallis campus. Required qualifications include a Master’s degree (minimum) with emphasis and experiences in the marine sciences. To review postings and apply go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #s 0006789 and 0006786.

Office Specialist 2: TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) in the Division of Academic Success and Engagement invites applications for an Office Specialist 2 position. This is a part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), 12 month position. For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0006807. Closing date Feb 1. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Videographer 2: Web Communications invites applications for a Videographer 2 position. This is a full-time, 12 month position. For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0006815. Closing date Feb 6. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking candidates for Resident Director positions. The people in these positions encourage and support students in their academic, social, and personal growth. This position is a year-round (12-month) 1.0 FTE unclassified position. For complete list of qualifications and to apply on line, go website http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting #0006760. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Feb. 14. OSU is an AA/EOE.

The Center for Teaching Learning and Assessment invites applications for a part-time (0.25 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Director of Global Learning Initiative position. For full position announcement and application instructions see: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting number: 0006664. Closing date: Sunday.

The Department of Precollege Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Coordinator Position. For full position announcement and application instructions see: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, Posting # 0006795. Closing date today.

Licensing Associate. The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) seeks a dynamic individual to identify business opportunities, evaluate, and license disclosures from Oregon State University researchers, primarily from the College of Engineering’s Microproduct Breakthrough Institute. The appointment is a at 0.5 FTE. For more information see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting # 0006764. Closing date is Feb. 11.

Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking an Assistant Director for Operations and Facilities. The person in this position will oversee the comprehensive housing operations function for UHDS including assignments & room management; occupancy, contract sales, and billing management; service desk operations; residential conferences; the OSU Homestay Program, central office operations; and departmental customer service. For complete list of qualifications and to apply on line, go website http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting # 0006781. Closing date is Feb. 4. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Academic Affairs and the Educational Opportunities Program invite applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Director of Student Support Services. For full position announcement and application instructions see: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #0006757. Closing date is Monday. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Faculty Research Assistant for IPM in the Built Environment – OSU’s Integrated Plant Protection Center. 0.75 FTE position, with potential to increase to full-time dependent upon interest of candidate and additional grant support. The Assistant will work with the School IPM Coordinator to develop an innovative outreach and training program to promote the implementation of IPM in schools, as well as other aspects of IPM in the built environment, including shelters, low-income housing, care facilities, and other sensitive sites. The Assistant will be expected to gain expertise in IPM for arthropod, mammal, and plant (particularly invasive species) pests. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs and search for posting # 0006716. Closing date: Today. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Oregon State University’s Division of Earth Systems Science invites applications for an Assistant Professor. This is a 0.75 FTE, 12-month or 1.0 FTE, 9-month tenure-track position (at the discretion of the Department Head). Though this tenure track position will be offered at 0.75 FTE, the incumbent is authorized and encouraged to increase his/her working FTE up to 1.0 by securing other sources of funding for the additional 0.25 FTE. To view posting and apply go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs by Monday. Posting #0006556


Corvallis: The weekend is here so let’s dance! Doesn’t look like we’ll see a return to yesterday’s lovely blue skies, and there’s a 30 percent chance of showers after 1o a.m. Heading into the weekend showers are possible but the sun is set to return Monday. Today’s high will be 50 with an overnight low of 40.

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