OSU Today

Monday, Jan. 31, 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.

Researcher: Girls should say hello to dirt and grime (KVAL)

Say ‘goodbye, pretty in pink’ and ‘hello’ to a little more dirt and grime. An Oregon State University researcher said we may be making our daughters more prone to diseases because parents don’t want them to get dirty at a young age. (See also KMTR, UPI)

3-D technology helps study of ocean waves (UPI)

Engineers at Oregon State University say the system, using two video cameras feeding images to an advanced computer system, will allow researchers to observe large areas of ocean waves to see what they are doing and why, a university release said Friday. (See also Science Centric)

Pink-Out breakfast draws a big crowd (Gazette-Times)

Pink and orange filled the room as people affected by breast cancer and supporters of Oregon State women’s sports met in the club level of Reser Stadium on Saturday morning for the annual Pink Out breakfast and silent auction.

Congressman Schrader to speak at OSU farm conference (Oregon Natural Resources Report)

The Oregon State University Extension Service has opened registration for its 11th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference on Feb. 26 in Corvallis.

OSU dept. to host career symposium (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Department of Human Design and Environment is holding a career symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3.

Encouragement can alter a life, ex-NBA player says (Dayton Daily News)

A.C. Green told a Phillips Temple Church prayer-breakfast crowd that his initials stand for nothing but initials, and in his early teenage years he didn’t stand for much either. “I had zero potential,” said Green, who grew up in Portland, graduated from Oregon State University, then played 16 years in the NBA, a career that included three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and in a league-record 1,192 consecutive games.

Today

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 TODAY. 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 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. in the Bexell Hall foyer. All items are a $1 donation, and gluten free options will be available.

Women’s Mental Health Series: Addictions and Substance Abuse, 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.

The next Center for the Humanities Winter Lecture takes place today. “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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Every wondered how to compost your food waste at home? Come to the Native American Longhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss options for incorporating composting into your home or apartment. We’ll look at what it takes to make and maintain a worm bin, discuss composting resources on campus and throughout the community and talk about outdoor composting. Sponsored by the Native American Longhouse and Student Sustainability Initiative. For more information about this and other RecycleMania events, please visit http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/recyclemania.

NEW! OSU’s Jay Noller and his students participated in the filming of OPB’s Oregon Field Guide episode titled “Pits of Mystery” to air on OPB channels on Sunday, Feb. 10, 8:30 p.m., and to be repeated Sunday, 1Feb. 12, 1:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m.  The episode is about the depressions that cluster on and around the Hyslop Farm, unique landform features most recently revealed by LIDAR topographic imagery.

NEW! Oregon State University’s Music à la Carte concert series continues on Friday, Feb. 4 at noon with the OSU Brass Ensembles, directed by Jay Chen and Lawrence Johnson.  The OSU Trumpet Choir, Low Brass Choir and Brass Ensemble will perform. Admission is free.

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.

CANCELLED: 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.

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.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! The Graduate School is excepting applications for the Eric Englund Memorial Post-Graduate Scholarship, which is an annual award for graduate study in agricultural and resource economics or home economics. Applicants must have graduated previously from any Oregon State University bachelor’s or master’s degree program to be eligible. Nominations must be received by February 25. For complete details see: Eric Englund Memorial Post-Graduate Scholarship

NEW! The newest issue of Synergies, the College of Health and Human Sciences blog, is now available at http://www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/synergies/

NEW! Have an old, energy inefficient fridge in your department’s kitchen or lounge? During RecycleMania and in conjunction with the Building Energy Challenge, the Sustainability Office and Campus Recycling are running a Cash for Clunkers Fridge Replacement Program Jan. 24 through April 1. You can replace your fridge for a more efficient model, receive funds for the new one, and have your old one responsibly recycled! If interested, please email Greg Smith.

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 today. 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 today at neelwarn@onid.orst.edu.

Jobs

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 10. 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.

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 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 today. Posting #0006556

Traffic and Maintenance

Fairbanks Hall: For safety reasons the parking lot west of  Fairbanks Hall Lot will be temporarily shut down and is to be free of all vehicles to allow access to the field for geotechnical work. This shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. Feb. 3 and should end by noon.

Black Cultural Center: For safety reasons the parking lot east of  the BCC, the very northeast corner of Park Terr E lot, will be temporarily shut down and is to be free of all vehicles to allow access to the field for geotechnical work. This shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. Feb. 4 and should end by noon.

Weather

Corvallis: The weekend was a lot warmer and sunnier than forecasters predicted, a pleasant surprise to those braced for dreary, rainy weather. This week we’ll see a lot more of that sunshine, with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s, so enjoy it while you can.

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