Oregon State University tsunami expert Harry Yeh thought he’d seen every kind of damage a giant wave could inflict, until a sight in this devastated fishing town stopped him cold.
Roger Nichols, artist among sound engineers, dies at 66 (New York Times)
Roger Nichols, a recording engineer whose meticulous studio work with Steely Dan and others earned him seven Grammy Awards, died on April 9 at his home in Burbank, Calif. He was 66. Mr. Nichols studied nuclear physics at Oregon State University and from 1965 to 1968 worked at the San Onofre nuclear power plant outside San Diego.
Oregon Digital Library debuts (Library Journal)
The Oregon Digital Library Project (ODLP) has debuted, offering a single site to search all of the public digital collections in the state. Currently in a one-month pilot period, the portal includes material from 18 collections, and is in feedback mode, according to Terry Reese, Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services, Valley Library, Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis.
Nobel laureate continues to work for rights of indigenous people (Gazette-Times)
Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum returned to Corvallis on Friday to deliver the keynote speech for the annual PeaceJam conference for Northwest high school students, teachers and Oregon State University students.
A volt to the finish (Register Guard)
The students have two weeks between each race to trouble-shoot, repair and improve in the hopes they can increase their laps in the next race. “Hopefully, by the end of the season in Portland, you have the best possible version of your car,” said Matt Galceran, a former racer who is a mechanical engineering student at Oregon State University.
OSU plans Earth Week events (Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University is celebrating the 41st annual Earth Day with a week of events to promote environmentally conscious thinking and acts. (See also KVAL)
Oregon State schedules Holocaust Week events (Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University will observe Holocaust Memorial Week May 2-6 with a series of events including a reflection on a man who fought in the underground against the Nazis, a look at the relationship between the Catholic Church and Jews, and a discussion of violence in the Congo.
Promoting kids’ health (Democrat-Herald)
Members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity from Oregon State University were working on one of their ongoing community service projects, landscaping the grounds. Michael Spinello, an Americorps VISTA volunteer, said the all-volunteer garden project will benefit local groups feeding the hungry.
Print exhibition opens May 2 (LIFE@OSU)
Cascade Print Exchange V, an exhibit of prints from artists around the world, opens May 2 in Fairbanks Gallery. A reception for the artists will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 in Fairbanks Gallery.
Awards for undergraduate research announced (LIFE@OSU)
The Research Office is pleased to announce the awards for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) 2010-11 Summer solicitation.
OSU Today new submission guidelines
In an effort to keep OSU Today short enough to be easily read each day, the submission guidelines have been updated and made available on-line. Please consult this guide when submitting an event, lecture or other news item to OSU Today.
Celebrate Earth Week: Carrotmob for Environmental Change 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Green Resume Writing Workshop 10 to 11 a.m., Interviewing for a Green Job 12 to 1 p.m., Water Around the World 3 to 4 p.m., and Effective Green Job Search 4 to 5 p.m. For locations and descriptions, please visit http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/EarthDay/eventCalendar.cfm.
VP forum: Vice President of University Relations and Marketing candidate Todd Simmons will speak from 4 to 5 p.m., in Memorial Union, Room 206. The presentation is open to all students, staff, and faculty.
Congo documentary: “The Greatest Silence: A Documentary on Women’s Experiences in the Congo” will be screened today at 6 p.m., in the Native American Longhouse. Since 1998 a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and tens of thousands of women have been raped and tortured as a weapon of war.
NEW! Coffee & Tea from Around the World: At noon on April 20, come to the Women’s Center to drink coffee and tea and listen to international women students give presentations about their cultures. This week we have Suzanne Shakya from Kathmandu, Nepal, who will introduce the caste system in Nepal, its structure, and the differences between Nepalese and American culture.
NEW! Graduate and Faculty Workshops: Head to Valley Library this week for Graduate Student and Faculty Workshops on using EndNote Web April 19, Preparing Your IRB Submissions, April 20, and Grad Student Grant Searching, April 20. Find session descriptions, times and locations and register to save your seat.
Native plant sale: Plant sale on the MU Quad April 19 during the Earth Day Community Fair, funds will help support OSU MANRRS Chapter Relay for Life team. OSU MANRRS Relay for Life sign up http://main.acsevents.org/goto/osumanrrs
Lecture on advertising and corruption: Jean Kilbourne will speak on “Deadly Persuasion: Advertising and the Corruption of Relationships,” April 19, 7 p.m. in the Austin Auditorium. This lecture will examine how women are depicted in the media and how addictions are manipulated by the media. For more information please call 541-737-3186.
Vice President of University Relations & Marketing candidates: The candidates will give a presentation followed by an open forum session. Steve Clark will speak from 4 to 5 p.m., April 20, in LaSells Stewart Center, Agriculture Production Room. Another candidate (TBA) will speak from 4 to 5 p.m., April 25, in MU 208.
Carrington farewell reception: Join us in wishing Jim Carrington, current director of the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, farewell at a reception on Tuesday, April 19, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center Living Room and Lounge.
Director of Admissions: Candidates for Director of Admissions have been invited to address campus in open forums as follows: April 19, MU 206 – Nathan Fuerst; April 20, MU 206 – Rob Sheinkopf; April 21, MU 206 – Noah Buckley; May 4, MU 213 – Robert Seltzer (all forums will be at 1:00 pm.)
University Librarian candidate forum: Lynn Baird, Dean, University Library; University of Idaho: April 21, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., MU 208. All candidate forums will be recorded and posted to the web on April 21: http://oregonstate.edu/media/collections/
Peace Corps info session: Come learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. “Info Session: Make a Difference Abroad,” Thursday, April 21, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Memorial Union 109 A.
Whole grains lunch lecture: A Lunch and Learn on “Dishing up Whole Grains” with dieticians Ann Marchant and Tara Sanders will take place April 22, noon in MarketPlace West East Conference Room. Please RSVP to email@example.com. Brought to you by BeWell@OSU.
Luau: OSU’s 56th Annual Luau takes place April 23 at Gill Coliseum. The pre-sale tickets available at Snell Hall front desk April 18-22. Doors open-4:30 p.m. Dinner starts from 5 to 6 p.m. and the show takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. A concert follows at 9 p.m. Adult: $25-dinner, show & concert $20-show & concert Kid under 12 $15.
Lectures and Seminars
NEW! Land management and biophysical process: Dawn Parker of the University of Waterloo will be on campus April 21, 11 a.m. in Richardson Hall 313 to give a seminar on “The challenge of linking agent-based land management and biophysical process models: Data constraints vs. process constraints.” A live webcast and chat are available.
News for Employees
NEW! Orange Rewards: Coffee drinker? Lunch on-campus every day? Join the Orange Rewards program and your OSU ID card will give you a 10 percent discount at all 28 campus restaurants, coffee shops and markets. From April 25 to May 9 the initial minimum deposit will be reduced to $25. Orange Rewards is available for OSU students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.
NEW! Engineering alum videos: At the 2011 Oregon Stater Awards, College of Engineering alumni were asked to share their impact on Oregon and beyond through their leadership, innovations, discoveries, and service and to reflect on how OSU has influenced their path. Enjoy viewing this series of videos produced by University Relations and Marketing.
Ride the Heart of the Valley charity bike ride: Presented by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. It takes place April 23. You can choose one of two routes, 30 miles beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 12 miles beginning at 11 a.m. Both routes begin and end at the College of Veterinary Medicine Magruder Hall Arena. The registration fee is $30. For more information email SCAVMAevents@oregonstate.edu.
OSU Award for Outstanding Service to Persons with Disabilities: The Commission on the Status of Individuals with Disabilities is accepting nominations for the 2011 award, which recognizes individuals who advocate the inclusion, accommodation, and respect of persons with disabilities and who foster their participation on campus. Deadline is May 15. Review the award criteria and submit nomination information to Paula Dungjen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exemplary Employee Award: The call for 2011 Exemplary Employee Award Nominations has been extended to today. Review the nomination instructions. For more information call 541-737-0547; or e-mail: email@example.com.
PROMISE interns: The PROMISE internship program is designed to provide professional, managerial, or technical paid work experience in state agencies. The purpose of the program is to increase the pool of applicant’s currently under-represented in government agencies. 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. The application deadline is April 29.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
The Department of Information Services is recruiting for an Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency Level 2 position. Posting number is 0007192. Closing date is April 24.
Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs – The College of Engineering invites applications for an Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs. Posting #0007218. Closes May 15.
Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment invites applications for a full-time fixed-term Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning position. Posting # 0007097. Closing Date: April 20.
Grants/Contracts Technician– Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contract Technician position. Posting #0007193, closing date April 20.
The College of Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Academic Advisor. Posting #0007171. For full consideration please apply by April 22.
Department of Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a 9-month, full-time Climbing Coordinator position. 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. Posting # 0007155. Closing date: April 22.
Oregon State University Libraries seeks candidates for the Acquisitions Unit Supervisor within the Collections & Resource Sharing Department. 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. Posting #0007129. Closing date is April 22.
The College of Engineering invites applications for an Energy Engineering Management/International Advisor. Posting #0007162, closing date April 24.
The Department of Recreational Sports is recruiting for a part-time, .75 FTE, 12-month Office Specialist 2 – Adventure Learning. Posting #0007211. Closing date is April 24.
The Department of Recreational Sports is recruiting for a part-time, .75 FTE, 12-month Office Specialist 2 – Competitive Sports. Posting #0007212. Closing date is April 24.
Student Billing Tech/Customer Service Rep. F/T Accounting Technician position at OSU in the Business Affairs Office. Posting #0007176 Closing Date: April 25.
The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business (AMBC) invites applicants for a full time (1.00 FTE), 12 month, classified Grant/Contracts Technician position. Posting #0007196. Closing date is April 25.
Oregon State University Extended Campus seeks an Enrollment Marketing Manager to join our team. Posting #0007175. Closing date: April 29.
The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor. Posting #0007018. For full consideration, apply by May 15.
Spatial Information Research Analyst, Full-time 6-month temporary appointment, Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing in Ecology, 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.
Traffic and Maintenance
Nash Hall: Due to elevator maintenance, the elevator at Nash Hall will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect elevator services to all floors. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. today and services will be restored by 3:30 p.m.
Corvallis: Spring finally feels like it’s arrived today, with bright sunshine, blooming daffodils and swooping swallows in the sky. Today’s high will be 54 with an overnight low of 33.
Central Oregon: Monday should bring more sun than clouds, and while temperatures head for the 50′s, a north wind might keep today from feeling super springy.