OSU Today

Friday, April 22, 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.

Why white Americans love debt (Smart Money)

Michelle Barnhart, assistant professor of marketing at Oregon State University College of Business, and her fellow researcher Liza Peñaloza spent two years following white, middle-class Americans of varying circumstances and ages about their love/hate relationship with debt.

Newport chosen for wave energy test site (OPB)

Oregon State University officials say a site near Newport has been selected for a new wave energy test program.  (See also KEZI, Gazette-Times)

Chemistry keeps beer fresher, longer (Discovery)

“The big take-home message here is that, as beer ages, a whole series of breakdown products grow with time,” said Tom Shellhammer, a brewing scientist at Oregon State University in Corvallis. “It’s another message to drink your beer fresh.”

Missing Fiesta Bowl ring to be returned to OSU’s Aaron Wright (Oregonian)

For a time, the Fiesta Bowl ring from that glorious 2000 season adorned the left pinky of former Oregon State University football defensive back Aaron “Ren” Wright. Then he put it in a bedroom ring holder for safekeeping. Eventually, it disappeared.

Educational program brings city kids to Wallowa County (Wallowa County Chieftain)

A group of 12 seventh-graders from the Sunnyside Environmental School and the Archbishop Howard School in Portland traveled the snow-covered highways to Wallowa County to participate in an educational rural-urban exchange. The program is offered through the Oregon State University Extension 4-H program and introduces children to a lifestyle previously unfamiliar to many of them.

Career day picks up green tint at OSU (Gazette-Times)

EcNow Tech isn’t hiring, but their booth still drew attention at Oregon State University’s first Green Career Day job fair, aimed at bringing students and sustainability-focused organizations together.

Extension budget gets OK’d (Democrat-Herald)

The Linn County 4-H and Extension Service District budget of $392,681 for fiscal year 2011-12 was approved Wednesday by the budget committee chaired by Jennifer Stanaway.

Quick glimpse leaves desire for more Mali (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University did you a solid by bringing Mali and his one-of-a-kind spoken-word persona to the mid-valley for a performance at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22.

OSU fashion show treks to Rose City (Gazette-Times)

A showcase of student-designed fashion work for the public and networking event for Oregon State University alumni and colleagues will be held Thursday, April 28, in Portland.

Brooklyn visual artist at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Internationally renowned visual artist Shimon Attie will present and discuss his work, from his early installations across Europe through his more recent artworks, on Wednesday, April 27, at Oregon State University.

Robinson’s recklessness (Register-Guard)

Art Robinson is waging war against one of the state’s most valuable institutions, Oregon State University. Others, including the Republican Party, would be well-advised to keep their distance. (See also Register-Guard)


Celebrate Earth Week: E-Waste Collection 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., How Green is OSU? 12 to 1 p.m., Earth Day Poetry Reading 12 to 1:30 p.m., Hoo HA! Earth Day Celebration 3 to 7 p.m., and Poetry for Poverty with Taylor Mali 8 to 10 p.m. For locations and descriptions, please visit http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/EarthDay/eventCalendar.cfm.

Weatherford Competitions: The Weatherford Competitions take place today at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The event includes the Elevator Pitch Competition from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and The Enterprise Challenge, OSU’s business plan competition, from 1 to 4 p.m. The awards ceremony is from 4-5 p.m. Registration is closed but the public is welcome to attend.

Earth Week poetry: Award-winning Seattle poet Paul Hunter will join writers Karen Holmberg, Bill Siverly, Clemens Starck, and Alexis White for “Dirt Still Clinging to the Words,” an Earth Day poetry reading. The event runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Memorial Union 109. An open microphone will follow the featured readers.

Whole grains lunch lecture: A Lunch and Learn on “Dishing up Whole Grains” with dieticians Ann Marchant and Tara Sanders will take place at noon in MarketPlace West East Conference Room. Please RSVP to sandi.cleveland@oregonstate.edu. Brought to you by BeWell@OSU.

Music ala Carte: OSU Double Reed Ensemble and the OSU Clarinet Choir will perform at noon in the MU lounge.

OSU Confidence Conference: Today, 1 to 5 p.m., MU 207. This conference will raise awareness of challenges that women face in building self-confidence; build skills toward improving confidence; create a shift in student attitudes and actions toward addressing inequities. Registration available at http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter

Hoo Ha: The annual Hoo Ha event takes place at the OSU Organic Growers Club Farm east of Corvallis on Hwy. 34. Shuttle buses will take visitors from the OSU Bookstore, Oak Creek and the Student Sustainability Center out to the farm beginning at 3 p.m.

Coffee Hour: International Students of Oregon State University are hosting their biweekly coffee hour, from 4-6 p.m. in the IRC, off the main lounge in the Memorial Union. Everyone is welcome.

True Grit: MUVIES in the Memorial Union’s Trysting Tree Lounge take place Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. This week’s featured film is “True Grit” starring Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges.


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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Women’s Center reception: A public reception will be held to the Women of Achievement on April 26 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge. The recipients for 2011 are as follows: Nicole Strong, Vicki Ebbeck, Kryn Freehling-Burton, Catherine “Cath” Kendrick.

NEW! Center for the Humanities Spring Lecture: “Del Otro Lado: Constructions of Literacy in Rural Mexico and the Effects of Transnational Migration,” lecture by Susan Meyers, Center Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of English, School of Writing, Literature, and Film, April 25, 4 p.m., Autzen House.

NEW! E-campus Faculty Forum: Extended Campus is hosting its fourth annual Faculty Forum on Thursday, May 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center.  OSU faculty and TAs interested in the field of online learning are invited to attend. RSVP online by April 26.

NEW! Visual artist presentation: Internationally renowned visual artist Shimon Attie will present and discuss his work, from his early installations across Europe through his more recent artworks, April 27 in the Construction & Engineering Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center. A public reception will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.

NEW! Movie with a Message: a Night for Social Justice, April 27, 6 to 8 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center 1001. Featuring “Waiting for Superman” a documentary of injustice and educational inequality. The movie depicts the injustices created by inadequate K-12 schools. Bring $1 or a can of food for Linn-Benton Food Share.

NEW! Smith retirement: Jayne Smith is retiring after over 30 years with the Department of Crop and Soil Science (formerly the Department of Soil Science).  A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. April 28 in the Ag Production Room at the LaSells Stewart Center.  For questions, contact Barb Reed, 541-737-5854.

Humor and science: Joe Cain, the 2011 Horning Visiting Scholar at Oregon State University, argues that wry observation is an important part of science. He will present a series of three free public lectures at OSU that begin at 4 p.m. on April 26, 28, and 29 in the Memorial Union Room 213. For more information, contact the OSU History Department at 541-737-8560.

Spinney retirement: Carol Spinney (Finance and Administration) is retiring after 38 years at OSU. The reception will be held on April 26, 2:30-4:30, in MU 109A. If you are unable to attend, you may send cards or messages to Bonnie Dasenko, Office of the General Counsel, 600 Kerr Administration Building.

Mosley retirement: Jan Mosley is retiring after 25 years at OSU, with a combined time of service at the Hermiston Extension Center, Civil & Construction Engineering, and Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering. Please join us to wish her well at a hosted reception on Tuesday, April 26 in MU 206, 2-4pm. Questions? Contact Charlotte Williams, 541-737-2491, 103 Gleeson Hall.

Science education brown bag: On Friday, April 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in Owen 102, a Special NSF-Supported 2020 Vision Brown Bag Seminar, entitled “What does it mean to be scientifically literate in today’s world of ready, abundant and questionable information?” will be presented by Martin Storksdieck, director of the Board on Science Education at the National Academy of Sciences.

News for Employees

Multimedia Learning Module Workshop: Learn to create dynamic interactive web presentations and learning modules that combine video, audio, photos, images and text with OSU’s Pachyderm authoring tool. OSU Faculty and staff are invited to a full-day hands-on Pachyderm training to be held on campus May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch provided. A limited number of competitive mini-grants (up to $1,500) will be available to support module development. Limited seats remain! Register here. More information: Jeff.hino@oregonstate.edu

Research Opportunity for Undergrads: The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC) program for Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2011-12. This program supports undergraduate research activities. Applications are due by Monday, May 30. For complete program description visit: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm For more information contact: Debbie Delmore, 541-737-8390.

Natural Resources news: Read the latest news from the Institute for Natural Resources in its Spring 2011 e-newsletter. Created by the Oregon Legislature in 2001, the Institute for Natural Resources’ mission is to provide Oregonians with ready access to current, relevant, science-based information, methods, and tools for better understanding natural resource management challenges and developing solutions. The Institute for Natural Resources is an Oregon University System institute.

Art: The Research Office, A132 Kerr, is currently featuring art by its staff and family members. All are welcome to enjoy the show and perhaps be inspired to hang work in your own areas by “artists who moonlight as registrars, accountants, technicians, clerical staff and administrators,” as John Maul said regarding the recent staff exhibit at La Sells Stewart Center.


To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:

Accountant 2 – The ASBC is searching for an Accountant 2 position. This is a full time, 12‐month position with a projected start date of May 10 or sooner. Posting #0007249. Closes April 29.

The College of Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Academic Advisor. Posting #0007171. Closes today.

Department of Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a 9-month, full-time Climbing Coordinator position. Posting #0007126. Closes today.

The Office of Human Resources at Oregon State University is recruiting for a Human Resources Information System Analyst. Posting # 0007155. Closes today.

Oregon State University Libraries seeks candidates for the Acquisitions Unit Supervisor within the Collections & Resource Sharing Department. Posting #0007064. Closes today.

Department of Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a 12-month, full-time Sports and Special Programs Coordinator position. Posting #0007129. Closes today.

The Department of Recreational Sports is recruiting for a part-time, .75 FTE, 12-month Competitive Sports Office Specialist 2. Posting #0007212. Closes April 24.

The College of Engineering invites applications for an Energy Engineering Management/International Advisor. Posting #0007162. Closes April 24.

The Department of Information Services is recruiting for an Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency Level 2 position. Posting number is 0007192. Closes April 24.

The Department of Recreational Sports is recruiting for a part-time, .75 FTE, 12-month Adventure Leadership Institute Office Specialst 2 –. Posting #0007211. Closes April 24.

Student Billing Tech/Customer Service Rep. F/T Accounting Technician position at OSU in the Business Affairs Office. Posting #0007176. Closes 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. Closes April 25.

Oregon State University Extended Campus seeks an Enrollment Marketing Manager to join our team. Posting #0007175. Closes April 29.

Office Specialist 2: The Office of Institutional Research invites applications for an Office Specialist 2 – Assistant to the Director. This is a part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), 12-month position. Posting # 0007221. Closes April 30.

Finance and Administration Division invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed term Director of Budget and Fiscal Planning. Posting #0007172. Closes May 3.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor. Posting #0007018. For full consideration, apply by May 15.

Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs – The College of Engineering invites applications for an Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs. Posting #0007218. Closes 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.


Corvallis: “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”  ~Kahlil Gibran. On this sunny Earth Day we’ll see temperatures rise to 63 degrees with just a bit of a breeze. Tonight’s low will be 37. Tomorrow sunny skies and highs of 66 will make everyone want to spend the day outdoors, but Sunday rain will drive us all back inside.

Central Oregon: The sun will be with us throughout Friday and for the better part of Saturday as well. Temperatures will stay on the cooler side with Friday only reaching the mid 50s.

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