OSU Today

Friday, April 1, 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 President on Ohio State, Fiesta Bowl scandals (Oregonian)

With college football scandals popping up seemingly every week — alleged secret payments to players, coaches concealing violations, recruiting consultants scrutinized — it seemed an appropriate time to check in with the state’s resident NCAA authority: Oregon State president Ed Ray.

Talking football at the Final Four (Fox Sports)

Ed Ray, currently the president at Oregon State University, was an executive vice president and provost at Ohio State when Jim Tressel was hired in 2001, and participated in that hiring. “I just thought the world of him and he obviously has been incredibly successful,” Ray told the Oregonian, a newspaper in Eugene, Ore. “I would assume he’s certainly been a very positive influence on many of the players that he had. But this whole episode to me is beyond the pale. It’s totally unacceptable. I’m pretty disappointed and startled by it all.”

McComb to be dean of OSU graduate school (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University has named Brenda McComb, current chair of the forest ecosystems and society department, dean of the graduate school.

Farmers urge add-back to statewides’ budget (Capital Press)

Farmers, foresters and environmentalists on March 31 urged a legislative committee to add-back $12 million to Oregon State University’s statewide public services budget, saying the services are vital to the state’s economy.

Oregon State launches new way for students to track academic progress (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s registrar’s office will launch an electronic academic planning tool to help students better track their progress and plan future coursework.

OSU’s Nettles fills post as McCambridge takes leave (Gazette-Times)

Bob Nettles, the director of administrative services for Oregon State University, will step in as interim vice president for finance and administration while current vice president Mark McCambridge begins a scheduled medical leave this week.

OSU researchers: Every March day so far touched by rain (Gazette-Times)

It’s a good thing there are lots of basketball games to watch this time of year, because this March hasn’t exactly been the best of months for outdoor activities.

Philosophy Talk tapes in Oregon (Oregonian)

The syndicated show, “Philosophy Talk” (which is heard on Oregon Public Broadcasting) is coming to Oregon to tape three shows: at Oregon State University April 13; a live broadcast from Portland OPB studios, April 14; and Forest Grove’s Pacific University, April 15.

Master gardeners provide green thumb expertise (East Oregonian)

deners is available through Umatilla County’s OSU Extension master gardeners. With spring in the air, fresh little buds are beginning to peek out from their winter slumber — though in some cases they are vying for space amidst prickly and sprawling noxious weeds.

Gerontology conference set for April 7-8 at OSU (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University will host its 35th annual gerontology conference April 7-8, with geriatric experts presenting more than 40 educational workshops for health and human service professionals and the public.

Today

The Department of Recreational Sports invites you to a naming and dedication ceremony for OSU’s outdoor recreation complex today. Drop in at the fields’ center Pavilion as you are available, and choose your own style of participation in the afternoon’s festivities: information tables, special speakers, sandwiches and coffee, games/activities on the turf, and commemorative gifts. The celebration lasts from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an official, 30-minute program at noon.

Today is First Friday! So don’t forget lunch is planned for you at the University Motor Pool in Corvallis. They are serving penne pasta with meatless Italian red sauce, meatballs and dinner rolls on the side. Food provided for the first 100 people and probably more. All the food for this casual event provided by the staff and generous donors so bring a friend and drop by at your convenience between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Donations accepted at the door.

Upcoming Events

NEW! William Kirby, a prominent modern Chinese historian, will speak at Oregon State University on April 7 as part of an inaugural event for the new Asian Studies Program on campus. His talk, “The Chinese Century? Business and Education in the 21st Century,” will begin at 4 p.m. at the Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Building Your Killer Business Plan Series: Company Structure and Management Team. Speaker is Jeanne Smith, Jeanne Smith & Associates. She will speak April 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Kelley Engineering Center 1001. For more information and/or to register, click here. For further questions, call 541-713-8044 or e-mail mary.mckillop@bus.oregonstate.edu

A Fulbright faculty workshop will take place at 10 a.m. April 7 in the Memorial Union Council Room. Katherine Matheson at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars will offer the workshop. To reserve a seat, email facultyfulbright@oregonstate.edu. Space is limited. RSVP by April 5.

Music à la Carte, the lunch hour concert series at Oregon State University, resumes for spring term on Friday, April 8 with Eugene-based, classical-crossover guitarist, David Rogers. The free performance begins at noon in the main lounge of the Memorial Union on the OSU campus.

Join us for the PeaceJam Public Talk with Nobel Peace Laureate, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Friday, April 15, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Free and open to the public, doors open at 7 p.m. with the entertainment of Corvallis’ own band, Madera, along with Luau Dancers from Oregon State University. This is Rigoberta Menchú Tum’s only open to the public event while in Corvallis for the weekend for the PeaceJam Northwest Youth Conference. More information about Rigoberta Menchú Tum can be found on PeaceJam’s website at http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/nobel-peace-prize-laureate

News for Employees

NEW! This April, the OSU Sustainability Office and Student Sustainability Initiative invite students, faculty, and staff to participate in the 2011 Campus Carbon Challenge. This month-long event challenges individuals to make personal commitments to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. Pledges include simple low and no cost measures such as riding your bike more, eating a vegetarian meal or buying local goods. Along with dozens of other upcoming events in April, the Challenge is an opportunity to join a community of people at OSU show their concern for the planet! For more information, visit the webpage or take the Challenge now !

NEW! The National Science Foundation (NSF) will offer a one-day workshop Wednesday, April 13 for OSU researchers interested in NSF programs. The workshop will cover the NSF proposal and merit review process and the programs that cut across disciplines. Representatives will make presentations and be available for discussions of potential proposals. There is a registration fee; preregistration is required by noon Friday, April 8. conferences. A live broadcast will be at oregonstate.edu/is/mediaservices/channel-3.  No registration, password, or fees  required to view the web streaming. The workshops will be archived at  oregonstate.edu/media a few days after the event.

The new OSU Degree Audit system, called MyDegrees, has been available to college advisors for some time. On April 12, all undergraduate students will be able to access it by clicking on the MyDegrees link in the Student Records menu in Online Services. Primary features include a Degree Checklist, an Educational Planner, and a What-If process. Faculty and staff are encouraged to make students aware of this new tool as an aid for enrollment and graduation planning. Additional resources are a promotional video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lQShF1T1Mo, a project web site at http://oregonstate.edu/registrar/mydegrees/, and FAQ’s for students at http://oregonstate.edu/registrar/mydegrees/frequently-asked-questions-0 and for advisors at http://oregonstate.edu/registrar/mydegrees/frequently-asked-questions.

Open invitation to all interested commuters from the Thurston/Springfield area. This is your opportunity to join a brand new vanpool. The tentative start date is April 1. The vanpool will take place Monday-Friday, departing at 6:50 a.m. from Thurston and leaving OSU at 5:15 p.m. Estimated monthly cost per rider is $120-$130. For more information and signing up, please contact VPSI at 503-719-5313 or 800-826-7433. You may also e-mail audrey.shuffield@vpsiinc.com.

The Graduate School invites nominations for the annual Herbert F. Frolander Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. The recipient will receive a plaque with his or her name engraved on it and a check in the amount of $1,000. The plaque and check will be presented during University Day events held in fall 2011. The nomination deadline is April 8. For complete details see: Herbert F. Frolander Award.

The Austin Entrepreneurship Program announces The Weatherford Competitions on Friday, April 22, at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. This event consists of the Elevator Pitch Competition in the morning (prize money totals $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $200 for third place) and The Enterprise Challenge, OSU’s business plan competition, in the afternoon (prize money totals $10,000 for first place, $5000 for second place and $2500 for third place). Students may enter either or both competitions. The Elevator Pitch Competition is also open to the community. The Enterprise Challenge business plan and registration are due by noon, Monday, April 4. The Elevator Pitch Competition registration is due by Friday, April 15. For more information and/or to register, go to http://aep.bus.oregonstate.edu. For further assistance, contact Mary McKillop at mary.mckillop@bus.oregonstate.edu or call 541-713-8044.

PEBB’s Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) program – All benefit eligible employees with dependents enrolled in the PEBB sponsored health and dental programs must complete PEBB’s Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) process by April 21. If you haven’t already, you will receive a letter directly from MERCER, PEBB’s benefits consultant, on how to complete the process. This verification is required to maintain health coverage for your dependents. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/dev.html

Employee Benefits DEV Help Sessions Scheduled – Do you need help or access to a computer to complete PEBB’s required Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) process? The Employee Benefits staff will be available during four drop-in help sessions during April to answer questions and help employees through the process. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/dev.html

Beginning spring 2011, the Horning Endowment in the Humanities will fund faculty proposals. Proposals must address the criteria of the Horning Endowment to both improve and extend the teaching of humanities to the sciences and other disciplines at Oregon State University and to extend humanistic knowledge in ways that will demonstrate the importance of the liberal arts to the sciences. For the complete Call for Applications and application form, visit www.oregonstate.edu/cla/history (under Horning Grants). Deadline is April 15 (for projects in the following academic year) and October 15 (for projects in winter-spring or future years).

The Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University is again hosting a special conference for students from family businesses. This is a unique opportunity for Oregon and Washington college students to learn more about what it means to be part of a successful family business. The conference will include a tour of the Sokol Blosser Winery and a keynote address by Alison Sokol Blosser. It takes place April 8, 10 a.m. at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville.

Are you aware of an outstanding Undergraduate Student Research project? Encourage students to apply for Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence by April 8 for a chance to win cash prizes!

Jobs

The Office of Human Resources at Oregon State University is recruiting for a Human Resources Officer or Coordinator (see posting for details). Full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Salary $45,000-$55,000. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0007152. For full consideration apply by: April 13. OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

The Office of Human Resources at Oregon State University is recruiting for a Human Resources Information System Analyst. Full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Salary: Commensurate with education and  experience. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0007155. Closing date: April 22.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant professor position in Mathematical Modeling of Disease. We seek a mathematical modeler with outstanding potential for developing an extramurally funded research program in chronic diseases. For further details of the position and to apply, visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs; posting# 0006887. For full consideration, application must be received by today.

The College of Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Instructor: Coordinator of the Free-Choice Learning Masters of Science (MS) Program in the Department of Science and Mathematics Education. For complete list of duties, qualifications and requirements and to apply go to: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu and search for posting # 0006955. Closing Date: Today.

OSU Extended Campus seeks a Web developer/designer to join our Market Analysis and Development team. The purpose of this position is, in coordination with the Lead Web Developer, to research, develop, deploy and evaluate new designs and technologies for OSU Extended Campus Marketing. Closes today. For more information or to apply, go to: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58045

OSU Extended Campus seeks a multimedia developer to join our Program Development and Training team. This position provides programming and multimedia support for the course needs of the online education and on-campus Oregon State University faculty. Closes today. For more information or to apply, go to: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58043

Administrative Program Specialist, Oregon Wine Research Institute. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ Posting No. 0007074. Closing date today.

Marine Education Assistant: Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Marine Education Assistant position. For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0007048. Closing date today.

Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking an Assistant Director for Operations and Facilities. For complete list of qualifications and to apply on line, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting # 0007032. Closing date is today.

The Emerging Technology & Services Department of the OSU Libraries seeks an Operating Systems/Network Analyst for a full-time, 12 –month position. To review details, go to: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu and look at posting #0006936. Closes: April 5.

The Technology Support Services department is accepting applications for a full-time IT Communications Manager. A full position announcement is available at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting number is 0007085. Closing date: April 6.

The Office of Human Resources at Oregon State University is recruiting for a Human Resources Technical Analyst. Full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Salary: $44,000-$48,000. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs . Posting # 0007079. Closing date: April 6.

Office Mgr/Asst to School Head, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Oregon State University. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position. Closing date for applications is April 7. For full position announcement and application instructions, see: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs,
posting # 0007125. OSU is an AA/EOE

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Academic Advisor, Professional Faculty position. To view the full position announcement and to apply go to: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu and search for posting # 0007059. For full consideration apply by April 8.

Oregon State University’s New Student Programs & Family Outreach (NSPFO) office seeks a First-Year Experience Program Coordinator. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ Posting 0007030 . Closing date: April 8.

Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking three Cook 1s. To review posting and apply on line, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, Posting # 0007127. Closing date is April 8.

University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking a Homestay Program Coordinator. For complete list of qualifications and to apply on line, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting #0007124. Closing date is April 13. OSU is an AA/EOE.

College of Health and Human Sciences seeks a Director of Communications and Alumni Relations. We seek a collaborative and collegial director to manage the day-to-day and strategic communications of our College. See full posting and apply online at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting No. 0007035. Closing date: April 15.

OSU Student Affairs Research and Evaluation is accepting applications for a 12-month, half-time professional faculty position to coordinate the assessment and research efforts of this office. To review complete posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #0007000. For full consideration applications should be received no later than 5 p.m. on April 15.

Public Information Representative 2 – College of Engineering, Oregon State University, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Public Information Representative 2 position. For full position announcement and application instructions, see: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #0007130, for full consideration date April 4, closing date April 17. OSU is an AA/EOE

Oregon State University‘s Department of Recreational Sports (DRS) is seeking an Operations and Events Services Manager. The person in this position will oversee all aspects of facility operations and a full range of event planning services associated with DRS indoor and outdoor facilities. For complete list of qualifications and to apply on line, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ Posting #0007054. Closes April 19.

Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment invites applications for a full-time fixed-term Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning position. To review details and apply go to: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu posting # 0007097. Closing Date: April 20.

Department of Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a 9-month, full-time Climbing Coordinator position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Required qualifications include 1 year working experience in collegiate recreation climbing facility management and experience in teaching climbing skills and wilderness medicine. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #0007126. Closing date is April 22.

Oregon State University Libraries seeks candidates for the Acquisitions Unit Supervisor within the Collections & Resource Sharing Department. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0007064. Closing date: April 22.

Department of Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a 12-month, full-time Sports and Special Programs Coordinator position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Required qualifications include 1 year working experience in collegiate recreation sport clubs, intramural sports, special event planning, or related field. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to Posting #0007129. Closing date is April 22.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for an Assistant/Associate 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). : To view the posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs and search for posting #0007018. For full consideration, apply by May 15.

Spatial Information Research Analyst, Full-time 6-month temporary appointment. This position is with the Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing in Ecology (http://www.fsl.orst.edu/larse), in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society. To apply send letter of interest, CV and at 3 professional references to: Maureen Duane Maureen.Duane@oregonstate.edu. Closing date for application: Up to 3 positions will be filled before July 1.

INTO Oregon State University is seeking an Academic Support Assistant. This position directly assists the Academic Support Manager and serves as a member of the Academic Support Team. Please send cover letter and resume for immediate consideration to rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu.

Weather

Corvallis: It may be a day for fools, but it’s also a day for warm temperatures. While there’s a slight chance of a shower or two, most of the day will be dry if cloudy, with a high of 69. Not bad for the first Friday of April.

Central Oregon: Friday’s weather should be a repeat of the beautiful day Central Oregon saw on Thursday. Warm and sunny with highs in the mid 60′s. Another little storm system should move in the evening, with rainy weather likely Saturday and cooler temps throughout the weekend.

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