OSU Today

Tuesday, May 10, 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.

Savage curiosity answered at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Dan Savage planned to talk about the It Gets Better project, an online movement aimed to reduce suicides of LGBT youth, at his Monday evening keynote address for Oregon State University’s Pride Week 2011 at LaSells Stewart Center.

Pile on calcium-rich vegetables to keep your bones healthy (Leader-Telegram)

According to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, spending five to 10 minutes in the sun, without sunscreen, three times a week while exposing arms and legs or face and arms should provide enough vitamin D for most people.

How did debt and credit become the American Way? (Phys. Org)

“How did America, a country once so indelibly marked with Puritan principles of self-discipline and thrift, become a nation so awash in personal debt?” ask authors Lisa Peñaloza (École des Hautes Études Commerciales du Nord—EDHEC) and Michelle Barnhart (Oregon State University).

OSU lecture set on food and social relationships (Gazette-Times)

The final presentation in Oregon State University’s 2010-11 Horning Lecture Series will examine the role of food as a reflection of social relationships. Deborah Pearsall, a professor at the University of Missouri, will deliver the lecture, “Food and Society at Real Alto, a Prehistoric Community in SW Coastal Ecuador,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Memorial Union Journey Room.

Corvallis Science Pub to explore invasive species (Gazette-Times)

At the next Corvallis Science Pub, Oregon State University’s Sam Chan will describe how the state gears up for invasive species — and the surprising new places from which these non-natives originate.

Celebration of coming OSU Native American Cultural Center set for Wednesday (LIFE@OSU)

Native American students at Oregon State University and their family members, friends and supporters are celebrating the coming of a new cultural center building on campus. The celebration takes place Wednesday, May 11, 10 a.m. at the Longhouse., and will feature speakers from many of the nine federally recognized Indian tribes of Oregon. (See also Gazette-Times)


Spring blood drive: Everyone is asked to participate in the OSU Spring blood drive – either as a blood donor or as a program volunteer. The drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9-12 in the MU Ballroom. To schedule your appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS or sign up at www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code OSU. To volunteer, to go http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/11623456321431780105

EndNote, Zotero workshops: Valley Library Graduate Student and Faculty Workshops take place May 10-11. Sign up for the Basic EndNote workshop May 10 or the Intro or Advanced Zotero workshops May 11. Find full session descriptions, times and room locations online. Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

Yoga practice: Spring term, practice yoga at the OSU Women’s Center every Tuesday morning. Relax, re-energize, and re-connect with the body’s great wisdom and health in a supportive and welcoming environment. No experience necessary. Today and May 17, 9 to 10 a.m. at the Women’s Center.

MUvies Special Screening: “Some Days Are Better Than Others,” screening, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., MU Journey Room. Question and answer reception with OSU alum and star of the film Renee Roman Nose and director of the film Matt McCormick, 7:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Native American Cultural Center: Native American students at OSU and their family members, friends and supporters are celebrating the coming of a new cultural center building on campus. The celebration takes place Wednesday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. at the Longhouse., and will feature speakers from many of the nine federally recognized Indian tribes of Oregon.

NEW! Living center reception: The International Living-Learning Center is having an informational reception Friday, May 13 at noon in the Arnold Dining Center. RSVP to arnold.svc@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-0681.

NEW! Public Sale at the OSUsed Store. We’re open for our public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. All woods desks 50 percent off this week. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings; personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, visit http://surplus.oregonstate.edu

NEW! The Campaign for OSU: On its way to raising $850 million, the campaign is remaking the face of the university. At the May 12 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Shawn Scoville of the OSU Foundation will discuss recent milestones. Triad meets in MU 109 at noon. Guests are welcome and pay $10 for a catered lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

NEW! Research Integrity candidate: The Research Office invites campus to attend the Director of the Office of Research Integrity candidate Doreen Lawson’s Open Forum on Thursday, May 12 from 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. in MU 213.

NEW! Census data: The Changing Faces of America – What the 2010 Census Isn’t Telling You, 9 – 11 a.m.; MU Journey Room; Thursday May 19. Join us for an interactive workshop that will examine the findings and implications of the 2010 Census for America, Oregon and Corvallis.   Specifically we will discuss key trends, changing demographics, hidden poverty and migration patterns.

NEW! Retirement, College of Education: A retirement celebration for Nora Cohen and Kay Stephens will take place May 19, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Waldo 400.

NEW! Access workshop: Access 101: Practical Tips for the OSU Community, May 16, 1:30 to 3 p.m., MU 109. In this workshop we will discuss what is the ADA, tips on accessible web design and provide information about planning an accessible event/program. Sponsored by Student Life with support from Intercultural Student Services and the Memorial Union. RSVP: mckenzie.pfeifer@oregonstate.edu by May 13.

NEW! Haiti Benefit: Yvenson Bernard is hosting a Haiti Benefit Festival on May 14, 5 to 9 p.m. at Gill Coliseum. The I Heart Haiti Festival will be a combination of Haitian culture, plus live music by Root Down, local food vendors and more. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children and students.

NEW! Motorcycle Visability: May 25 is OSU Motorcycle Visibility Day. Motorcycles and Scooters will be parked on the MU Brick Mall all day, as well as booths from Team Oregon, Public Safety and others. Individuals interested in bringing their Motorcycle or Scooter to campus can register in advance. Motorcycle Parking Permits are not required and volunteers will watch the Motorcycles. For more information, contact stacy.brock@oregonstate.edu.

Research Poster Session – May 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Women’s Building Lobby – The College of Health and Human Sciences invites all students, faculty, and staff to the Undergraduate Research Award Program Poster Session. Student posters will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and students will attend their posters from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Film director: Austin Fellows Program presents Kelley Baker, Independent Film Director, Sound Editor, and Author, May 11, 7 to 8 p.m., in the theater room at Weatherford College. The event includes a film screening and a Q&A. RSVP to Carol Hahn, 541-713-8040

Parent Lunch and Learn: Personal Safety for your Kids on May 11, noon to 1 p.m. in the MU 213- Parents bring your lunch and learn more about personal safety for you kids. Learn signs of abuse, ways to prevent abuse, and ways to communicate with your kids. For more information contact Childcare and Family Resources at olv.assistant@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4906.

LGBT Faculty/Staff Kneads Assessment: May 11, 5:30 to 10 p.m., Crop Science Room 026. Learn artisan-style bread baking techniques and build your network with Beth Wasylow, Counseling & Psychological Services and Andrew Ross, Associate Professor in Crop and Food Science. Register by 5 p.m., May 6 at Beth.Wasylow@oregonstate.edu. Fee: $5 and you get to keep the bread.

Food and society: Deborah Pearsall, a professor at the University of Missouri, will deliver the lecture, “Food and Society at Real Alto, a Prehistoric Community in SW Coastal Ecuador,” on Thursday, May 12, in the MU Journey Room. The free public event begins at 4 p.m. For more information, contact the History Department at 541-737-8560 or visit www.oregonstate.edu/cla/history

Disability expert: Dr. Richard Pimentel, a Vietnam vet whose life story is told in the movie “The Music Within” is coming to OSU on May 13, 6 p.m. MU 109. Richard is one of the leading experts in the nation on overcoming educational attitudinal barriers, creating jobs for people with disabilities, attitude change, and workplace diversity. Facebook: http://on.fb.me/kFAKNu

Lecture, seminars and symposiums

NEW! Northwest Reproductive Sciences Symposium (NWRSS): Friday May 13, Salbasgeon Suites, McKenzie Center, 1730 N.W 9th St., and Saturday May 14, 102 Magruder Hall, OSU. Keynote Presentation- Dr. Robert Millar, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria- “Novel Neuroendocrine Regulators of Gonadotropins: Targets for Contraception and Hormone-Dependent Diseases.” Registration fee: $75 for faculty, $25 for students. Please contact timothy.hazzard@oregonstate.edu for more information.

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty senate agenda: The May 12 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2011/20110512.html. The meeting is in the OSU Theatre in Withycombe Hall. Webcast – The meeting will not be webcast because it is in the OSU Theatre. The next scheduled webcast is June 9.

NEW! Tsunami fundraiser: International business students have created a local coupon card which is available for $10 and contains $80 worth of discounts at 13 local retailers. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross effort in Japan. Cards are available at the OSU Bookstore, American Dream Pizza, Dutch Bros., and Great Harvest Bread.

Family Friendly Faculty Award: The Childcare & Family Resources Office is accepting nominations for The Family Friendly Faculty Award. The award is for faculty or staff that has provided exemplary support to an OSU student with children. The nomination should include nominee’s name and department, and examples of ways they have helped families be successful at OSU. Nominations are due to olv.assistant@oregonstate.edu or delivered to the Childcare & Family Resources office before May 18.

Compost in your department: Campus Recycling is now offering several new options for OSU departments and buildings to collect material for composting. Check out the options, frequently asked questions and how to sign up at http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/deptcompost.cfm or contact us at Andrea.Norris@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5398.

Saturday Academy summer camps: Saturday Academy is offering a variety of camps, including those for younger and older students. Camps include Introduction to Lego Robotics, Engineering, Video Game Design, Health Nutrition & Environment, Science Quest, Science & Art and Forensic Science CSI. Please visit our website (http://academy.engr.oregonstate.edu) for more information, Scholarships available to all students who qualify. All Albany Mill City Public School students pay no more than half-price.

Traffic and Maintenance

Moreland Hall Lot/ 26th Street: Due to the Native American Long House ground breaking ceremony, the Moreland Hall Parking Lot #3264 and 26th Street just south of Jefferson Way will be temporarily closed. Expect traffic delays and detours in that vicinity. Traffic control devices will be in place to direct traffic. Date: May 11, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society is seeking a Faculty Research Assistant. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting #0007220. Closes May 13.

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

The University Administrative Business Center is recruiting for an Accountant 2 position. Posting # 0007265. Closes 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.

OSU seeks applications for Dean of the College of Education. This is anticipated to be a two year appointment with the possibility of a longer term appointment. Posting # 0007275. Closes May 16.

Accounting Technician: The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business invites applicants for a full time, 12 month, classified Accounting Technician position. Posting #0007300. Closes May 18.

The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), classified Office Specialist 2. Posting # 0007310. Closes May 18.

Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center is seeking applicants for a Payroll Coordinator , full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0007334. Closes May 20.

Graphic Artist 1– University Marketing invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Graphic Artist 1 position. Posting # 0007255. Closes May 27.

Counseling and Psychological Services is recruiting for multiple positions, including: Generalist Psychologists or Social Workers posting #0007324, Psychologist-Assessment Specialist posting #0007321; and Case Manager, posting # 0007319. Closes May 27.

Information Delivery Analyst – Institutional Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Information Delivery Analyst position. Posting #0007243. Closes June 16.

The College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a Sponsored Research Program Administrator. Posting #0007323. Closes June 15.

The University Library is recruiting for a full time, 12-month tenure-track position of Assistant Professor. Posting #0007278. For full consideration apply by June 3. Closes June 30.


Corvallis: “Now the bright morning star, day’s harbinger, Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her
The flowery May, who from her green lap throws The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose.” — John Milton. After a cloudy start, the sun should emerge today and highs will reach a comfortable 67. There’s a chance of rain tomorrow and showers are expected through the weekend with highs in the low 60s.

Central Oregon: Tuesday is likely to be the brightest and sunniest day of the week, with highs reaching the mid 60s. Clouds may start moving in late in the evening, as we prep for another round of rain showers later in the week.

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