OSU Today

Friday, April 8, 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 research: Japan’s 9.0 quake damage likely similar to future Oregon quake (KMTR)

An Oregon State University engineer is back from Japan with new data on what the recent 9.0 quake did to the country’s ground soil, showing more evidence now that what happened in Japan could likely happen to Oregon in the event of a major quake. (see also KEZI)

Bill would fund OSU-Cascades building (KTVZ)

State Rep. Jason Conger, R-Bend, announced legislation Thursday to help fund the purchase of a building to house Oregon State University-Cascades graduate programs.

Shortage of slaughterhouses stunting area’s eat-local movement (New York Times)

“The facilities are in high demand, but not year-round,” Lauren Gwin, a researcher at Oregon State University, said in an e-mail. “Most people want their animals slaughtered at around the same time.”

Newfound film start learns no task is too big (Gazette-Times)

The first time Renee Roman Nose tried to carve out a bigger niche in the world was in 1981, fresh out of high school in the town of Sandy — population: 2,900 — when she sauntered onto the Oregon State University campus.

Oregon bill would boost farm-to-school cafeteria program (Mail Tribune)

One study by Bruce Sorte, an agriculture economist at Oregon State University, estimates the $2 million would in the first year create 24 jobs from increased demand for local food products.

History of nuclear power needs to be addressed (Coastal Care)

The long-standing conflicts over nuclear power and the risks of radiation exposure are nothing new, in fact, the debate over the damaged Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant in Japan are similar to arguments happening between scientists, governmental agencies and the public since 1945, according to an Oregon State University expert on the history of science. (See also KMTR)

Education Hall transforms before the eyes of campus (LIFE@OSU)

Education Hall looks oddly bare these days, like a genteel old woman caught in the garden in her corset and bloomers.

OSU hosts benefit concert for Japan victims (Gazette-Times)

Several Oregon State University student groups are sponsoring a benefit concert to raise money for victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Club Escape Night Club in the Memorial Union on campus.

OSU theater prof leads review of ‘The Help’ (Gazette-Times)

Charlotte Headrick, a professor of theater arts at Oregon State University and the coordinator of OSU Theatre, will lead the review of the novel at noon Wednesday, April 13.

Awards to honor OSU business alumni (InBusiness)

Prominent business leaders from around the country will be honored during the Oregon State University College of Business’ Alumni and Business Partner Awards on Tuesday, May 3, at the Governor Hotel in Portland.

Food science team wins regional championship (LIFE@OSU)

The 2011 Oregon State University IFTSA (Institute of Food Technologists Student Association ) has been named Western Regional College Bowl champion.

Ecampus ranked 18th in nation (LIFE@OSU)

The online educational program offered by Oregon State University Extended Campus (Ecampus) has been ranked 18th in the nation by TheBestColleges.org, an independent website that reviews a variety of learning programs.


OSU faculty/staff interested in helping to create a university-wide Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning are invited to attend a community forum. Meetings will focus on helping define future research topics/questions for the Center. The forums are: 9 to 10 a.m., and 3 to 4 p.m., 400 Waldo Hall. Come prepared to meet with colleagues and contribute. Refreshments will be served. For additional information contact: John Falk, Transitional Center Director, falkj@science.oregonstate.edu

Music à la Carte, the lunch hour concert series at Oregon State University, resumes for spring term 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.

Several Oregon State University student groups are sponsoring a benefit concert to raise money for victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Club Escape Night Club in the Memorial Union on campus. Local acts performing are Target for Tomorrow and the Horns of Destruction, Motæ, Summer Soundtrack, Another Musician and Pluto my Planet. Organizers are asking for a suggested donation of $3 at the door. The funds raised will be given to Mercy Corps to aid victims of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan on March 11.

Oregon State University student Taliesin Mihacsi will debut her new play, “Coming Home,” on April 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. and April 10 at 2 p.m. in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre on the OSU campus. The student-written and directed one-act play is the final project of Mihacsi’s Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. “Coming Home” is a breast cancer awareness play about the Turner family, which is forced to deal with a difficult time in their lives. Tickets are free and available at the door only. A $3 suggested donation per ticket will go to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Each performance will be followed by a short talk-back featuring the playwright/director and the cast. This play contains adult content and may not be suitable for all viewers.


The Oregon State football and volleyball programs will compete against each other in the second annual “Digging for Dylan” on Saturday, April 9 at 5 p.m. All of the proceeds from “Digging for Dylan” will go to the Sparrow Clubs. Tickets will only be sold at the door at Gill Coliseum and are $10 for adults and $5 for youth and Oregon State students with OSU ID. Cash and checks are only accepted. The Digging for Dylan match will take place following the Oregon State volleyball team’s spring match against Oregon at 2:30 p.m. For more information: http://bit.ly/fq8Tl5


One of Canada’s most promising young concert artists, Ryo Yanagitani, will make his Corvallis debut for the final performance of this season’s Steinway Piano Concert Series, on Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., on the Oregon State University campus. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, available at Gracewinds Music, Grass Roots Books & Music, Rice’s Pharmacy, Beard’s Framing and on line at ticketsoregon.com. OSU students and youth ages eight through 18 will be admitted for free. For more information: www.ryoyanagitani.com or corvallis.piano.com

Upcoming Events

NEW! International Students of Oregon State University are hosting their weekly coffee hour on Monday, April 11, from 4-6 p.m. in the IRC, off the main lounge in the Memorial Union. Everyone is welcome.

NEW! The nationally syndicated public radio show Philosophy Talk will return to Oregon State University on Wednesday, April 13, where it will be taped in front of a live participatory audience. The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center’s Austin Auditorium, is free and open to the public. Philosophy Talk hosts Ken Taylor and John Perry, both of Stanford University, will discuss the topic, “Latin-American Philosophy.” Their guest for the hour-long program is Joseph Orosco, associate professor at OSU and director of the university’s Peace Studies program.

University of Washington scholar Moon-Ho Jung will speak on “Seditious Subjects: Race, State Violence, and the U.S. Empire,” on Monday, April 11, at Oregon State University. His free public lecture begins at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room. It is the final lecture in OSU’s 2010-11 American Culture & Politics lecture series, sponsored by the Horning Endowment in the Humanities.

Auditions for the annual student-directed Spring One-Act Festival will be held April 11-12, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Oregon State University’s Withycombe Lab Theatre. The One-Act Festival will be held May 25-29. Actors involved with the festival are required to attend all performance dates, the tech week (May 20-24), and the post-show strike after the closing performance. Auditions are open to all OSU students and Corvallis community members. Scripts are available for check-out at the Theatre Arts office in Withycombe 145 from Angie Weeks. Contact Elizabeth Helman at Elizabeth.helman@oregonstate.edu with any questions about auditions.

The Oregon State University Socratic Club will sponsor a lecture on Monday, April 11, exploring the topic, “What if Christianity is True? Lessons from Mother Teresa.” The speaker for this free public event is Mary Poplin. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Austin Auditorium of LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus. In 1996 Poplin, a professor of education at Claremont Graduate University, spent her sabbatical as a volunteer working in Calcutta with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity. Poplin will also host an hour-long roundtable discussion at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Journey Room of the Memorial Union. In the event, she will expand on her Socratic Club lecture and entertain questions from the audience.

The Oregon State Athletics Department is pleased to announce that the Eighth Annual “The Other Side,” now known as “Beavers Got Talent” will be held Tuesday, April 12 at La Sells Stewart Center at 7 p.m. It is an annual showcase of student-athletes’ talents apart from their fields of competition. The monies raised from the program will benefit OSU IMPACT, an OSU/Corvallis-based program that serves children with disabilities. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the silent auction. General admission tickets are $5, students with ID are $2 and children under the age of 12 are free. Tickets are sold only at the door. Additional donations will be accepted.

Looking for fun and educational programs for your kids to participate in during the summer? Come to the “Kids Summer Programs Fair” in MU 213 on April 13 from noon to 1 p.m. Organizations from OSU and the surrounding Corvallis/Albany communities will be on hand to answer your questions about the programs that are available for your kids during the summer. Participants include: KidSpirit, Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Little Kickers, Albany Boys and Girls Club, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis Montessori, Midway Farms, 4-H, Musicafe Rock School, and more.

News for Employees

NEW! University Librarian candidate forums, open to all OSU students, staff, and faculty, are scheduled as follows: Sharon Bostick, Dean of Libraries; University of Missouri-Kansas City: April 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m., MU Journey Room; Faye Chadwell, Interim University Librarian, Oregon State University: April 13, 130 – 2:30 p.m., MU Journey Room; Lynn Baird, Dean, University Library; University of Idaho: April 21, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., MU 208. These forums will be recorded and posted to the web on April 21: http://oregonstate.edu/media/collections/

NEW! Applications for the 2011 Life Scholars Program are now being accepted. This program enables undergraduate students across campus to participate in a scholarly project in the field of aging with Center faculty.  The maximum award is $2,000; application deadline is May 6.  Four to six awards will be made this year.  Departmental matching funds are necessary; a 100 percent match with Center for Healthy Aging Research funds is required.  This is a great program for undergraduate researchers.  Please contact Anne Hatley at 541-737-4993 or visit our website at: http://www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/healthyaging/lifesch_08

NEW! OSU is making progress toward the goal of obtaining University accreditation for the animal care and use program by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).  The following open forums about AAALAC have been scheduled: April 11, 9 a.m., MU 206;  May 23, 4 p.m., MU-208. For more information, email AAALAC@oregonstate.edu or  call 541-737-7709.

The Provost’s Council of the Oregon University System is considering revisions to the Oregon Administrative Rule that addresses Academic Ranks. The OSU Provost, Sabah Randhawa, has asked for faculty review and input on these proposed revisions. To assist in gathering this feedback, the OSU Faculty Senate and Academic Affairs have made the draft document available in a format that clearly identifies the proposed revisions. The proposal includes extending the ranks of instructor, research assistant, and research associate to a three-level series, as well as the addition of a new rank titled ‘Lecturer’ (paragraph 2.f of OAR 580-020-0005). OSU faculty are invited to review the document at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/committees/ec/2011_comments/Academic%20Rank%20580-020-0005%20with%20track%20changes%20%283%29.pdf and submit comments via an anonymous comments form found at: https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/committees/ec/2011_comments/. Feedback will be accepted through April 18

Want help becoming more organized or more intentional about your research process before summer starts? The library can help! The first Zotero and EndNote sessions are just around the corner. Other workshop topics for Sring include IRB submissions, grant searching for grad students, tips for publishing your research, tips for working with APA citation style and learning the basics of working with Google Docs. Register for one or more today! http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656 . Contact Hannah Rempel with questions (hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu).

PROMISE (Professional, Managerial Internships in State Employment) is an internship program designed to provide professional, managerial, or technical paid work experience in state agencies. The purpose of the program is to increase the potential pool of applicant’s currently under-represented in state and local government agencies. Students of color are encouraged to apply. Internships are 40 hours a week for 10 weeks at $10 an hour. They are in OSU campus departments, local community and the state of Oregon. There are weekly luncheon forums and network groups, and field trips. Applicants are referred to sponsoring departments and state agencies for interviews and selection within three to five weeks following the application deadline date of April 29. Applications are available online at http://oregonstate.edu/main/current-students/promise.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and OSU will be holding a one-day workshop on Wednesday, April 13. This workshop is primarily designed to benefit researchers and educators less experienced in proposing to NSF. The workshop will provide an overview of NSF, its mission, priorities, and budget, as well as the NSF proposal and merit review process. It will be held at the OSU Conference Center. There is a $15 registration fee to cover the cost of a sponsored lunch and preregistration is required. Registration is at: https://conferences.bus.oregonstate.edu/Registration/Index/2011-national-science-foundation. Please register by noon today.

In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two spring term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty. Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Access the registration form to register for one of the two sessions. Requests for times will be honored on a first come, first serve basis. April 26 – 1 to 2:30 p.m., May 26 – 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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 today. A live broadcast will be at oregonstate.edu/is/mediaservices/channel-3. No registration, password, or fees required to view the web streaming.


INTO Oregon State University has an opening for a Controller/Finance Manager. This senior position provides leadership and coordination of company financial planning and budget management functions for INTO Oregon State University, and is responsible for directing the day-to-day accounting and financial activities for an international student educational services center. For further information, please email rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-8899.

INTO OSU is recruiting for an Administrative/Human Resources Assistant. Candidate will perform a wide range of administrative and office support activities for the department and/or managers, as well as human resources, and operations support.  Ideal candidate must have at least 2 or more years of administrative support experience, and possess HR experience including payroll and benefits administration.  For further information, please email rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-8899.

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: Today.

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 Today.

The Office of Human Resources 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: Sunday. OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Advisor-Energy Engineering Management/International – The College of Engineering invites applications for an Energy Engineering Management/International Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. For full position announcement and application instructions, see: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #0007162, closing date April 24. OSU is an AA/EOE.

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.

Traffic and maintenance

Roadways and parking lots: A number of roadways around campus will be shut down Sunday, April 10, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the inaugural Corvallis Half Marathon event. The marathon route is available here: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/28461334/


Corvallis: Have a good day out in the sun, because the weekend may be rainy. Today’s high will be 59 with a low of 36. There’s a slight chance of showers tomorrow and rain is likely on Sunday.

Central Oregon: They say our weather will improve, they say sun tomorrow and a high of 47, but it has been an interesting weather week here in Central Oregon, and I will keep my warm coat handy.

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