OSU Today

Thursday, May 19, 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.

Expert: A dirty girl is a healthy girl (KGW)

In her research, Oregon State University philosopher, Sharyn Clough, found that women have higher rates of allergies, asthma and other autoimmune disorders because they tend to be so clean.

Blood flow relates to clots (Democrat-Herald)

To get a fuller understanding of why clots form in blood, it helps to have a better sense of how blood itself flows. And that’s how Oregon State University bioengineering student Ishan Patel found himself in the summer of 2009 working to create a gravity-flow system to study blood.

Green construction and safety don’t always go hand-in-hand (EHS Today)

John Gambatese, Ph.D., PE, associate professor at the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, pointed out that a new construction project could achieve a LEED platinum certification without addressing any of the 15 credits related to human health.

Equine herpes concerns rise in West (Western Farm Press)

An outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus-1 in several Western states has raised concern that this disease that affects horses, llamas and alpacas may soon reach Oregon. An informational meeting will be held by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University on Thursday, May 19, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Helping to remove barriers to local meat processing (Food Safety News)

“I was working for University of California Cooperative Extension, and processing kept coming up as an issue,” said Lauren Gwin, who is now at Oregon State University and works with meat producers and processors in Oregon.  “I found myself being the person keeping track of what different people in different parts of the state were doing on the processing question, how they could get access to processing, the venues needed. I realized it would be very valuable to have a network (of people) around the country who were also looking at this.”

Engineering expo revs up student projects (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s College of Engineering will host its 12th Engineering Expo on Friday to showcase more than 144 group projects designed and built by seniors — and one flashy race car built by the Society of Automotive Engineers chapter that won in a Formula 1 race in Michigan last week.

Daisies serve as suicide memorial (Gazette-Times)

In a small strip of grass in the middle of the Memorial Union quad at Oregon State University on Wednesday, 1,100 white daisies lay in neat rows. “One thousand and one hundred people die each year of suicide on college campuses,” said Katie Hanna, the president of Active Minds.

Museum plans party for Extension centennial Tuesday (East Oregonian)

The 100th anniversary of the Oregon State University Extension Service has prompted Heritage Station Museum to schedule a Centennial Celebration Party Tuesday evening.

Public invited to ‘Food is Cool! The Musical’ (Democrat-Herald)

Written and directed by Iris Carrasco, nutrition educator for the Oregon State University Extension Service in Linn County, the play promotes good health through nutrition and physical activity.

Ethical themes in “To Kill A Mockingbird” (South Lincoln County News)

The Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences, under the patronage of the Friends of the Yachats Commons Foundation, presents Oregon State University philosophy professor Dr. Courtney Campbell, speaking on “Imagination, Friendship and Integrity: Ethical Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Pendleton, Moro ag research field days planned (East Oregonian)

The Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center has scheduled its annual field days at the Pendleton ag research center and the Sherman Experiment Station. The Pendleton field day will be June 14. Oregon State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service will co-host the field day for the agricultural community. Anyone with an interest in agriculture is encouraged to attend.

West Coast Democrats take shots at Big Oil (My Desert)

“It’s a safe position — politically — for them to take,” William Lunch, political analyst at Oregon State University, said of Merkley’s and Wyden’s outspokenness. “There is not a lot of fondness for the oil industry in Oregon.”


Forest symposium: The 2011 Forest Ecosystems and Society Graduate Student Research Symposium takes place 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

Census data: The Changing Faces of America – What the 2010 Census Isn’t Telling You, 9 to 11 a.m.; MU Journey Room. 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.

Plant Sale: The OSU Horticulture Club is selling discounted plants from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the East Greenhouse behind Cordley Hall. For sale will be geraniums, hanging fuchsia and petunia baskets, bedding plants, hydrangeas, and Sarcococca confusa or Sweet Box.  All proceeds go to the OSU Horticulture Club and Horticulture Department.  For information contact Robyn Shepherd at shepherr@onid.orst.edu.

All Classified Employees: Today a Classified general meeting takes place at noon in the MU, room 206. Contract bargaining is still in progress. The contract ends June 30, 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.

Fish for Dinner? An OSU-led aquaculture research program in Asia, the Americas and Africa supports sustainable local fish production. At today’s 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 ,” 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.

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. in the Memorial Union room 206. The talk is sponsored by OSU’s School of Writing, Literature, and Film.

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

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

OSU MBA Program Information Session: 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.

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

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/

Fashion show: OSU’s annual fashion show takes place 8 p.m. 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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! OSU Campus Master Plan Public Forum: A public forum about OSU’s Campus Master Plan takes place May 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Ag Sciences Room at LaSells Stewart Center. The forum will include topics such as an overview of OSU development since 2005, the OSU parking and bicycle utilization, transportation improvements and future projects. For more information: Patty Katz, 541-737-0917 or Dave Dodson, 541-737-8503.

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning candidate: Two candidates for Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning will hold open campus forums. Patrick O’Sullivan will speak May 20, 9 a.m., MU Journey Room. Christopher Garrett will speak May 26, 2 p.m., Weniger 149. Evaluative comments are due by noon on Tuesday, May 31st to Sara Eklund at sara.eklund@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Student health seminar: What Your Mom Didn’t Tell You About High Fructose Corn Syrup, May 23, 4 to 5 p.m., MU 211. Free food provided. RSVP sandi.cleveland@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Linus Pauling film: An OPB film on the life of Linus Pauling will be previewed on Saturday, May 21, at OSU. The screening of the film, titled “Oregon Experience: Linus Pauling,” will be in the LaSells Stewart Center at 4 p.m. R.S.V.P by contacting Rachel Taleff at rtaleff@opb.org, or 503-293-1981. The film airs on OPB on May 30 at 9 p.m.

NEW! Reser Movie Night: Student Athlete Advisor Committee will sponsor Reser Stadium Movie Night on May 22. Gate 7 will open at 7:30 p.m. for OSU students with ID. The movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Donations to Community Outreach are being requested. Items requested include bar soap, laundry soap, shampoo/conditioner, disposable razors, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products and diapers.

NEW! Fanourakis Retirement: Shannon Fanourakis, Purchasing Analyst with Procurement and Contract Services is retiring after 30 years at OSU.  Please join us in wishing her well at a reception held on May 26, 2 to 4 p.m., in MU 213.   If you have questions contact Kelly Kozisek at 7-2067 or  kelly.kozisek@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Rural-urban discussion: OSU will host a panel discussion May 31 that aims to strengthen ties between the state’s rural and urban areas. Sponsored by OSU’s Rural Studies Program, the forum will take place from 1-3 p.m. in the Journey Room of the Memorial Union. OSU Press has just published “Toward One Oregon: Rural-Urban Interdependence and the Evolution of a State.”

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.

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.

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

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

2011 Engineering Expo: Friday May 20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center. More than 100 student-built projects from all engineering disciplines featured. Don’t miss the Sustainability Showcase, Robo*Palooza, and O.H. Hinsdale Wave Lab tours. Free and open to public. Info: 541.737.3101 or http://engr.oregonstate.edu/expo2011/.

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.

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

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.

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 Eugene Matusov, Professor of Education at the University of Delaware.

News for Employees

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.

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.

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.

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

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:

Accountant 1-Business and  Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position.  This is an internal search, open to current OSU employees.   Posting #0007355.  Closes May 24.

Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center at OSU is seeking applicants for a Finance Coordinator, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position.  Posting #0007373.  Closes May 31.

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: While a couple people may think the end of the world is happening this weekend, the rest of us will enjoy the sunshine and not worry if this is how it ends. Today’s gorgeous sunny skies mean the temperature will creep up to a very comfortable 73. The low tonight will be 41, and tomorrow the high could reach 75.

Central Oregon: Those beautiful, wide open high desert skies will be blue today, with temperatures around 66 and a clear and cool 38 tonight. Tomorrow clouds will creep in but you could see a high of 72 before evening showers arrive.

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