OSU Today

Monday, Nov. 16, 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.

OSU honors veterans (KEZI)
The historic Memorial Union building at Oregon State University was rededicated Friday to honor all students, faculty and staff who have served their country.

Farms play key role for fish (Democrat-Herald)

A newly published study by researchers at Oregon State University has found that farmers’ fields that are seasonally inundated with floodwaters play a role not only in creating a sanctuary for fish during high-velocity water, but in providing access to high-energy foods and places for breeding.

Enormous Jellyfish Swarming in Warming Oceans (Fox News)
“They were still well ahead of their historic averages for that region,” said co-author Lorenzo Ciannelli of Oregon State University. “But clearly jellyfish populations are not merely a function of water temperature.” (See also Newsday)

Oregon universities try to recruit more Latino students (Oregonian)
Annalisa Sanchez, a 17-year-old senior, says she plans to apply to Western because it’s small and close to home. But Oregon State University is her first choice, because she’s visited several times and it has a pre-med program.

Christmas trees need care for prime shape (Deseret News)

Ken Brown is a retired Oregon State University Extension Service agent and spends his time growing trees on acres of land in eastern Oregon.

ESA-listed Western Snowy Plover Has a Good Year in Oregon (Natural Resources Report)
“This year’s data is really encouraging. It appears that the work we’ve been doing with habitat and predator management is helping,” said Dave Lauten, wildlife biologist, Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center, Oregon State University.

OSU welcomes dads back to campus (Democrat-Herald)
Fathers and daughters enjoyed breakfast together at the Memorial Union main lounge, one of a multitude of events scheduled for Dad’s Weekend at Oregon State University.

Today

November 16-20, Education Abroad Photo Contest. Vote for your favorite photos taken by OSU students abroad. Photos will be on display all week outside Java II in the Valley Library as part of the International Education Week celebration.

Beaver Strides, a weekly walking group, meets at noon in front of the Plageman Building (Student Health Services) for a 45 minute walk.

“Global Encounters: What Is It Like to Live and Learn in the Unfamiliar?” Anthropology professor Sunil Khanna, 2009 recipient of the International Service Award, delivers the keynote address for International Education Week today 2-3 p.m. in Memorial Union 206.

PERS One-Year to Retirement Workshop to be held on campus Nov. 16 in the MU JPLC, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  No Registration required, seating available on a first come basis. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Human Resources at 541-737-2805 or email employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu

A Rural Studies seminar on “Rural People and Places:  Familiar Subject, New View,” takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. in MU 213. Emery Castle, OSU professor emeritus, dept. of agricultural and resource economics, and founding director of the Rural Studies program, will speak on the topic with Ethan Seltzer, Director, School of Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University.

‘Fallen Among Reformers?’: Feminism, Activism, and Miles Franklin’s Unpublished Writing During the Chicago Years, 1906-1915, a  lecture by Janet Lee, Center Research Fellow, Women Studies Program, takes place at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House

The OSU Socratic Club will sponsor a debate on the topic, “Euthanasia:  A Good Death?” at 7 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium.  The speakers are Jerome Wernow and Lani Roberts. Wernow will present a Christian narrative approach and Roberts a philosophical perspective.

Film Screening: Wer Früher Stirbt, Ist Länger Tot (Grave Decisions). To celebrate International Education Week, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures presents a series of recent award-winning films from Germany, France and Spain. The film screenings take place 7-9 p.m. in 101 Owen Hall during International Education Week. Admission is free.

Upcoming events

NEW! In collaboration with ISOSU, International Programs, and INTO-OSU, the UHDS Dining Services Staff and members of the UHDS Diversity Initiative would like to invite you to attend Taste of the Mediterranean: a journey through culture and cuisine to help celebrate International Education Week  and as continuation of the journey through culture and cuisine series. It takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 in Marketplace West Dining Center. The event will feature live music and dance from Portland Flamenco.  Cost: $8 at the door (tickets also available in advance at any UHDS dining center, residents can use their UHDS Dining Dollars or OSU Card Cash)

NEW! INTO OSU International Fair, Nov. 17, 5 to 6:30 p.m. In celebration of International Education Week, INTO OSU invites you to meet students from around the world and take a self-guided tour of Heckart Lodge.

NEW! Film Screening: Délice Paloma.To celebrate International Education Week, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures presents a series of recent award-winning films from Germany, France and Spain. The film screenings take place 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17 in 101 Owen Hall during International Education Week. Admission is free.

NEW! In conjunction with the International Education Week Film Festival, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures presents “Twenty Years after the Fall of the Wall—Personal Stories,” a talk by Arndt Peltner of Radio Goethe San Francisco. Herr Peltner will speak about the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 through personal stories, including the experience of the German heavy metal band Rammstein. Nov. 18, 1to 2 p.m. in Strand Agriculture Hall 222.

NEW! Film Screening: Ein Freund von mir (A Friend of Mine). To celebrate International Education Week, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures presents a series of recent award-winning films from Germany, France and Spain. The film screenings take place Nov. 18, 7-9 p.m. in 101 Owen Hall during International Education Week. Admission is free.

NEW! Dr. Yu-jen Lin, of the Taiwan Forest Research Institute and a World Forest Institute International Fellow, will speak on “The Forests of Taiwan: New Opportunities for Biomass Utilization” Nov. 19, noon to 1 p.m. in Richardson Hall 115. An International Education Week event presented by the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society.

NEW! Film Screening: Las trece rosas (The 13 Roses).To celebrate International Education Week, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures presents a series of recent award-winning films from Germany, France and Spain. The film screenings take place Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m. in 101 Owen Hall during International Education Week. Admission is free.

NEW! Film Screening: Le dernier des fous (The Last of the Crazy People).To celebrate International Education Week, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures presents a series of recent award-winning films from Germany, France and Spain. The film screenings take place Nov. 20, 7 to 9 p.m. in 101 Owen Hall during International Education Week. Admission is free.

NEW! Building Your Business Plan Series, Nov. 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Profit and Loss Statements and Cash Flows,” Kelley Engineering Center 1003. This week’s guest speaker is Dan Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker a serial entrepreneur who has led over a dozen start ups including Rogue Wave Software.  He is also an active angel investor. This is open to all students. Faculty and staff who are interested in the topic are also welcome. For more information contact Mary McKillop at mary.mckillop@bus.oregonstate.edu or go to www.bus.oregonstate.edu and click on calendar of events.

Jay Casbon of OSU-Cascades will speak on “Defining a 21st Century Education” at the Bend McMenamins on Nov. 17 as part of Science Pub Bend. The program starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 541-737-2351.

“Biking and Quilting for Joe the Plumber.” Kreg Lindberg, associate professor at OSU-Cascades, will speak on the economic impact of Central Oregon’s special events. His talk takes place from noon to 1 p.m., Dec. 2, in the Cascades Hall Room 118 on the OSU-Cascades Campus in Bend.

Study in Iceland: Sustainability and Civilization: Brownbag for faculty and staff, noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 17, Snell Room 448. Learn more about opportunities for your students to study in Iceland and conduct independent research on a summer study abroad program.  Meet the faculty leading the program in 2010 and learn how to get students from your department involved.

The Austin Entrepreneurship Program is hosting its monthly Experiences in Entrepreneurship OSU Faculty Luncheon Series Nov. 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Trysting Tree Conference Room D107, Weatherford. This month’s presentation is From OSU to Precision Plant Systems – Is There Life After Licensing? Larry Plotkin, CEO and president of Precision Plant Systems, will talk about the process of ‘opportunity discovery’ by an entrepreneur looking for commercializable university technologies and the process of going from what you started out thinking you’d market, to what you actually sell. This is a brown bag lunch. Beverages are provided. Please RSVP to RSVPAEP@bus.oregonstate.edu

On Nov. 18, OPAA will be hosting a Retirement Party for Donna and Coral in the Business Affairs Conference Room (B100) from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  Donna Stoneberg has worked for OUS and OSU for 36 years.  Coral Zoeller has given OSU 31 years of service.

The Department of Crop and Soil Science is having a “Thank You Reception” for three of our staff who are leaving OSU – Elaine Holmes — Grants and Contracts Technician; Peggy Mullett — Academic Advising Secretary; and Joan Sandeno — Instructor/Senior Faculty Research Assistant.  It will be held on Nov. 23 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Room 138 of the Crop Science Building.

The Personal Defense Class that was going to be held on Nov. 10 has been moved to Nov. 17. The time and venue remain the same, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Strand Ag Hall (StAg) room 107. The event is free. This event is presented by OSU Women’s Network (OWN)

The Oregon State University Seed Laboratory will celebrate 100 years of continuous service to Oregon agriculture with an open house Nov.18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A short centennial recognition ceremony will be held at noon. The seed laboratory is located on Campus Way, across from the motor pool between 30th and 35th streets. For more information go to http://seedlab.oregonstate.edu

News for Employees

A new site for the OSU community provides a comprehensive look at the latest budget information, a detailed description of the implementation plan designed by the Strategic Alignment/Budget Reduction Review Committee, a timeline of decisions leading up to the current budget and key deadlines for the future. You can access the State of the Budget site on the OSU Homepage in the left-hand column, or by going to http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/budget/

Homestay Hosts Wanted! University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is recruiting interested faculty, staff, and community members to host international students through the OSU Homestay Program.  Hosts are compensated at a rate of $20 per day with homestays ranging from four weeks to fifty-two.  If you’re interested in this great opportunity please send an email to homestay@oregonstate.edu or call UHDS at 541-737-4771. For more information about the program checkout the Homestay webpage at: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/homestay

Help “Strike Out Hunger” now through Nov. 20. Peer Health Advocates are sponsoring a food drive for the OSU Campus Food Pantry. Look for collection bins throughout campus and contribute non-perishable food items. Collection bin locations include Weniger Hall, the Memorial Union, Java II at the Valley Library, Student Health Services lobby, Student Health Services @ Dixon, and Cordley Hall. For more information, contact Peer Health Advocates at 541-737-3927.

Power Up! Improve your health and wellness. Set your own goals. Track healthy behaviors. Discover your power to pursue your goal! Want to be a Power Up team member and lead the way toward a healthier future? We’re looking for students, staff and faculty to join this health challenge. Learn more and apply to be featured at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/powerup/ Deadline is Nov. 25.

Jobs

The Office of Human Resources is recruiting for a Human Resources Officer. The purpose of this position is to coordinate and administer OSU’s position allocation and classification system for SEIU represented staff.  This position is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs . Posting #0004902.  Closing Date: Nov. 25.

Fiscal Coordinator 1, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, F/T, $3,250-4,742/monthly + benefits. Internal search. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting 0004956. Closing date is Nov. 30.

The Office of Human Resources is recruiting for a Business Center Human Resources Manager.  Full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0004946.  Closing Date: Nov. 24.

Fiscal Coordinator I – Office of Post Award Administration, Office of Business Affairs, F/T, $3250-4742/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Closing Date: Nov. 22. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Accountant I – Office of Post Award Administration, Office of Business Affairs, F/T, $2960-4306/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing Date: Nov. 19. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Administrative Program Specialist, OSU Extended Campus is seeking applicants for the position of Summer Session Specialist. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Recruitment is open to current OSU employees only. Position details and qualifications can be found at http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55797. Position closes Nov. 20.

The College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office is seeking a LSAMP/Undergrad Programs Coordinator. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Professional Faculty position. See posting details: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu Posting #0004932. Recruitment is open to current OSU employees only. Closing date is Nov. 22.

OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport is seeking a F/T Custodian, starting at $1854/monthly + benefits. Major duties include general institutional custodial duties. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, Posting #0004900. Closing date: Nov. 23. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Weather

They say the weather always looks worse when viewed through a window, but when this afternoon’s wind starts to pick up, behind a window is probably the best place to be, and certainly not standing in the middle of it all. This morning’s relatively warm and dry weather will be replaced by showers and gusts up to 35 miles per hour tonight. Today’s high will be 56, with an overnight low of 44, and showers will increase tomorrow.

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