OSU Today

Wednesday, May 18, 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.

John Kitzhaber to deliver McCall lecture (Gazette-Times)

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is scheduled to deliver the annual Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture at Oregon State University on Wednesday, May 25.

Budget proposal cuts extension by 18.8 percent (Herald and News)

Programs offered by the local OSU Extension Service, including child nutrition, agriculture research, master gardeners and 4-H, are now at risk because of state budget cuts.

Healthy eating Lunch & Learns (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University’s BeWell@OSU is sponsoring a series of Lunch and Learn events on campus this month to encourage healthy eating habits for lifelong health benefits.

Hardier, cold-tolerant barley sought by researchers (Western Farm Press)

Oregon State University researchers, supported by a major new initiative to produce climate-change tolerant crops, are working on a hardier variety of barley that can be grown in frostier regions of the United States – and have improved yields and traits allowing growers and processors to become more competitive in the global market.

OSU student fashion show set for Thursday (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s annual fashion show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the CH2M-Hill Alumni Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.

What bats and frogs can teach us about our planet (Ottawa Citzen)

The speakers are Andrew Blaustein from Oregon State University, an expert on amphibian declines; and Brock Fenton of the University of Western Ontario, who investigates the recent and dramatic deaths of little brown bat colonies.

OSU’s Lunch to offer ‘Last Lecture‘ (Gazette-Times)

Longtime Oregon State University professor and political analyst Bill Lunch will give a “Last Lecture” on Thursday, May 26, before retiring in June.

Banned German film to be screened (Willamette Live)

Darkside Cinema will host the United States premiere of the once-banned German Film “The Dove on the Roof.” The film will screen for free at 215 SW 4th St. in Corvallis on June 2 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Oregon plant pest warnings (OregonLive)

As if the lingering cold, wet weather hadn’t already messed up gardening this spring, now comes word that plant pests are active in Oregon’s nurseries. Robin Rosetta, working at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Wilsonville, issues a couple of entertaining warnings.

Stop wasting food, and money (MSNBC)

It’s also worth looking at the temperature of your refrigerator, which ideally should be 40 degrees, says Carolyn Raab, a registered dietician and food and nutrition specialist with Oregon State University’s extension program.


University Honors College Thesis Fair: The University Honors College invites all members of the OSU community to our annual Thesis Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the main floor gallery and rotunda of the Valley Library. The fair celebrates the diverse research accomplishments of the UHC’s graduating seniors.

Lunch and Learn: “The Art of Mindful Eating: Your Brain vs. a Banana Split,” noon to 1 p.m., MU 208. Lunch is provided. RSVP sandi.cleveland@oregonstate.edu

Public Sale at the OSUsed Store. We’re open for our public sale noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. All furniture is 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

International Women’s Speakers Series : At noon, Kristina Milaj, a Civil Engineering student at OSU from Albania will share her story as the first girl in her rural village to attend high school and then to travel to the U.S. for college at the OSU Women’s Center. More details at: http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/

VP candidate: The final Vice President of University Relations & Marketing candidate, Sandra Conn, will give a public presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center Willamette Room.

Nuclear Society Response to Reactor Accident in Fukishima, Japan: 4:30 pm, Milam Hall Auditorium, Room 026. Eric Loewen, President-elect of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) will speak about ANS efforts to improve public understanding of the accident and their work helping Japan with scientific and technical challenges.

Theater auditions: OSU Theatre will host auditions for this summer’s Bard in the Quad production of “As You Like It” at 6 p.m. May 19-20, as well as a special workshop for actors at 4 p.m. Auditions are open to all and will be held in the Withycombe Lab Theatre. For more information, call 541-737-4917 or go to http://oregonstate.edu/bardinthequad/

Upcoming Events

NEW! Fashion show: OSU’s annual fashion show takes place 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the CH2M-Hill Alumni Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Students in the Department of Design and Human Environment, who also organized the event, will reveal their fashion collections during the show. Tickets are $20 or $5 for standing room, available in Milam Hall Room 224.

NEW! Hyslop Research Farm Field Day: OSU Research and Extension Specialists will discuss current field research projects related to production of a wide range of cereal and seed crops.  The no-cost field day is May 25 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Detailed agenda and directions to Hyslop Farm can be found at:  http://cropandsoil.oregonstate.edu/

NEW! WIC lunches: Writing Intensive Curriculum Program 2011 Spring Lunches,“Adaptable Strategies for Successful Peer Review,” Friday, May 20, Waldo 121, noon to 1 p.m. Barb Lachenbruch (Wood Science and Engineering), Travis Margoni (WIC, English), and Mike Shum (WIC, English) lead an exploration of the various forms of peer review, a discussion on how peer review can be adapted to meet the needs of any writing course―even online.

NEW! OSU choirs: The OSU men’s and women’s choirs will perform at Music à la Carte on Friday, May 20 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Admission is free. It will be a preview of the upcoming Spring Sing! on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe St. Admission is $10 at the door. OSU students will be admitted for free with their student ID.

NEW! Stereotype discussion: “Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts: Communicating respectfully in a diverse word” is the topic of a lunch and learn session May 26, 1 to 2 p.m., in MU 206. It includes a short video, and a group discussion lead by Vice Provost Larry Roper. Accomodation requests: 541-737-0715.

NEW! Student health seminar: Fiber: Keep it Movin’, May 20, 2 to 3 p.m,. MU 109. Free food provided. RSVP sandi.cleveland@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Science education brown bag: On Friday, June 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in Owen 106, a Special NSF-Supported 2020 Vision Brown Bag Seminar, entitled “How to engage practitioners from across the learning landscape in the research enterprise: Deconstruction of the inquiry” will be presented by Eugne Matusov, Professor of Education at the University of Delaware.

NEW! All Classified Employees:
Don’t forget tomorrow’s General meeting in 206 of the MU. Contract Bargaining still in progress. The Contract ends June 30th then what?  Please join us for lunch and hear what is happening with negotiations, find out about the “Better Way Rally” and what YOU can do.

NEW! Soprano, baritone in concert: Mezzo soprano Angela Niederloh and baritone Matthew Hayward, in collaboration with pianist Janet Coleman, will offer a program of songs, arias, and duets by Ravel, Schumann, Butterworth, Mozart, Rossini, Handel, Poulenc. The concert takes place Thursday, May 26, at 7:30 at the First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road. Tickets are $15, at the door. Students are $5 and OSU students will be admitted for free with ID.

Weatherford Fireside Chat: Bert Sperling, Founder and President, Sperling’s Best Places, will speak from 7 to 8 p.m. May 19 in Trysting Tree Conference Room D107, Weatherford, as part of the Austin Fellows Program. RSVP carol.hahn@bus.oregonstate.edu

OSU MBA Program Information Session: May 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m., OSU Campus, Bexell Hall 323. Find out more information about how the MBA Program will prepare you to compete in the new economy in as little as nine months. Information: 541-737-5510 or OSUMBA@bus.oregonstate.edu.

Frankenstein talk: Miranda Burgess, associate professor in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia presents a free public talk titled “Frankenstein’s Worldliness and the Science of Feeling” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 19 in the Memorial Union room 206. The talk is sponsored by OSU’s School of Writing, Literature, and Film.

Fish for Dinner? An OSU-led aquaculture research program in Asia, the Americas and Africa supports sustainable local fish production. At the May 19 meeting of Triad, OSU’s staff and faculty club, OSU aquaculture specialist Hillary Egna will describe results of a five-year $8.9 million project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Triad meets in the MU, room 109, noon to 1. Guests pay $10 for a catered lunch and can save a seat by calling Larry Pribyl, 541-737-3817.

Entrepreneurs in Residence Series: Fred Ziari, founder of ezWireless and IRZ Consulting and an innovative leader in water and energy conservation technologies, will give a talk entitled “Do What is in Front of YOU ”, Thursday, May 19 at noon at LaSells Stewart Center’s C & E Hall. Faculty luncheon at 1:30 p.m. RSVP for the luncheon, contact mary.mckillop@bus.oregonstate.edu or call 541-713-8044. Hosted by the Austin Entrepreneurship Program.

Craft night: Ever wanted to learn how to knit, crochet, or turn your favorite old shirt into a pillow? Here’s your chance! Workshops include basket making, art journaling, and t-shirt reconstruction. May 20, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Women’s Center.

Lunch and Learn: “Got Weight Loss? Get Skinny on Dairy,” May 20, noon to 1 p.m., MU 109. Lunch is provided. RSVP sandi.cleveland@oregonstate.edu

Visiting novelist: “An Evening with Andrea Barrett,” at the LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium, May 20, 7:30 p.m. National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Andrea Barrett will read from her latest novel, The Air We Breathe, followed by a book signing. Presented by the OSU Visiting Writers Series and the Horning Endowment in the Humanities.

OSU Community Day of Service: Get your work gloves on and help us take the community service spirit of Beaver Nation to the streets, May 21, 9 a.m. to noon. There are two projects in Corvallis, Children’s Farm Home and Starker Arts Garden for Education. Learn more at www.osualum.com/service.

Lecture, seminars and symposiums

NEW! Integrated land-sea planning lecture: Bob Pressey, professor in the  Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, will give a lecture on “Integrated land-sea planning for conservation: from theory to implementation.”  He will speak on May 20 at 10 a.m. in Peavy Hall room 242.

Forest symposium: The 2011 Forest Ecosystems and Society Graduate Student Research Symposium takes place May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Richardson Hall 107. The symposium showcases current graduate student research, through oral presentations and posters. This year’s symposium features keynote speakers Jonathan Kusel from the Sierra Institute, and Andrea Thorpe from the Institute for Applied Ecology. For more information, contact fes-GrRp@oregonstate.edu

Science education brown bag: On Friday, June 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in Owen 106, a Special NSF-Supported 2020 Vision Brown Bag Seminar, entitled “How to engage practitioners from across the learning landscape in the research enterprise: Deconstruction of the inquiry” will be presented by Eugne Matusov, Professor of Education at the University of Delaware.

News for Employees

NEW! New No-Cost Extension Procedures: The Office of Post Award Administration has updated procedures for Principal Investigators to request no-cost extensions on sponsored agreements.  The Organizational Prior Approval System (OPAS) form has been revised to reflect the changes and to provide researchers and Business Centers with instructions.  The OPAS/No-Cost Extension form is required for all no-cost extensions and must be approved by your dean or department head.  For further information, contact your Business Center.

NEW! da Vinci Days exhibitors: Would you like to be an exhibitor in Discover OSU during da Vinci Days (July 15-17)? This year’s theme is Connections.  What are your connections? All departments/colleges are encouraged to participate. Booth prices are $125 (10×10 tent) or $200 (10×20 tent). Contact Kate Sanders (kvsanders@gmail.com) by May 23 for more information.

NEW! Quilts sought: The Women’s Center is seeking quilts for a Quilt County Exhibit from Aug. 29- Oct. 31, entitled: Lady Sings the Blues: Quilts made by OSU Quilters. Students, faculty, staff and alumnae can enter. All quilts must include some blue color. Maximum quilt size is 54”x54”. Send digital photo to beth.rietveld@oregonstate.edu or actual photo c/o OSU Women’s Center, Benton Annex, Corvallis, OR 97331-2503 by June 10. Questions: call 541-737-1330.

NEW! Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship: This fellowship is intended to give a student first-hand experience in natural resource policy at the state level. For more information, visit the Oregon Sea Grant Scholars page. Current opportunities: Oregon Sea Grant Science Communication Fellowship, applications due June 1. Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship, applications due June 17.  Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship, applications due June 10.

Extension to Hold Worm Bin Workshop: 
A worm bin composting class led Master Gardeners takes place June 2, from 5-7 pm at the OSU Extension Service at 1849 NW 9th St. in Corvallis. Cost is $40 per bin (two people may share). Participants will learn to maintain a worm bin effectively including how to manage feeding, harvest both worms and castings, minimize pests and avoid errors.  Deadline is May 31. Register at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/announcements/worm-bin or call 541-766-6750

APA style workshop: The Valley Library Graduate Student and Faculty APA Style Workshop takes place May 19 from 4 to 6 p.m., (Valley 2082, Autzen Classroom)! Read the full session description and register to save your seat today: http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656. Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu with questions.

OSU Marine Council: The OSU Marine Council was established in 2010 by the Provost to enhance University collaboration, cooperation and coordination on coastal and marine issues. Membership includes 18 deans, directors, and department chairs; Oregon Sea Grant Director, Stephen Brandt, is the Council Chair. To learn more, visit the Marine Council website; and you can join the public listserv.

Research blog: Keep up with OSU research by subscribing to The Spin on Research. Topics of recent posts: Post-Docs and Gender Parity; NSF comes to Town; Messing Around in Boats while Communicating about Research; Coming Attractions – Web-Based Proposal Submissions.

Flyfisher’s Club of Oregon Scholarship: The Graduate School has announced the 2011-12 Flyfisher’s Club of Oregon Graduate Scholarship, http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school/flyfisher.php. Funding for the scholarship is provided through a donation from the Flyfisher’s Club of Oregon. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide support for graduate students pursuing a course of study involving endemic wild stocks of fish within watersheds in Oregon. Nominations must be received in the Graduate School by June 1, 2011.

Volunteers needed for Commencement: About 50 volunteers are needed to serve as information specialists and assist guests during the commencement ceremony. Commencement volunteers play an important service and public relations role. As a volunteer, we seek your assistance in: Providing directions and programs; family and friends of our graduates finding seats; assisting guests with special needs, etc. Please register online at http://tinyurl.com/6droe8a

Traffic and Maintenance

Memorial Place: Due to the Engineering Expo & Robo Palooza Open House in and around the Kelly Engineering Center, the south end of Memorial Place (between Kelly Engineering and Bexel Hall) will be temporarily closed. This shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. May 20 and will continue until 6 p.m.

Sound permits: Permits have been issued for the June 3 Battle of the Bands and June 4 Flat Tail Festival, both in the MU Quad. The permit allows for amplified sound from 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, and 12:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.


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

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

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

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

INTO Oregon State University is currently recruiting for a Student Care and Conduct Coordinator. This position is designed to address issues of student safety, well-being, and success at the INTO OSU center. The goal is to provide a high level of support services to students to enhance satisfaction and retention. For a full job description or further information, or to apply for this position, please send cover letter and resume to into.hr@oregonstate.edu . Position closed 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.

Office Specialist 1 – OSU Extension Service Benton County invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month Office Specialist 1 position. Posting # 0007123. Closes May 27.

Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center at OSU is seeking applicants for an Accounting Technician, full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0007358. Closes May 27.

Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center at OSU is seeking applicants for a Human Resources Consultant 2, full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0007352. Closes May 27.

The Oregon Sea Grant Program is now recruiting for a 12-month, 1.0 FTE (full-time), fixed term Assistant Professor, Extension Aquaculture Specialist located in Newport, Oregon. Posting #0007298. Closes May 31.

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society is seeking a Faculty Research Assistant. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting #0007205. For full consideration, apply by June 10.

Head Advisor – International Degree & Education Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Head Advisor position. Posting # 0007229. Closes June 10.

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: We’ll have partly sunny skies today, and tomorrow and Friday look sunny and warm, giving you time to work on your lawn chair drill team numbers. Today’s high will be 65 with a low of 39, and tomorrow may reach 73.

Central Oregon: Today’s skies will be a bit clearer, with a high of 59, and an overnight low of 32. Tomorrow we should see sunshine and a high of near 70.

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