OSU Today

Monday, May 23, 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.

Superfruits – Super sales and super claims (MSNBC)

Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute, which specializes in diet and nutrition, performed the lab tests, finding XanGo’s antioxidant strength slightly higher than cranberry juice, lower than black cherry and less than half of blueberry juice.

Annual expo allows students to show off fun and functional projects (Gazette-Times)

Mikkel VandeBergh looked every bit the part of a scientist on Friday afternoon outside the Kelley Engineering Center at Oregon State University. Wearing safety glasses and rubber gloves, the fourth-year environmental engineering major was busy showing a group of high school students how to purify biodiesel.

OSU-Cascades Campus marks a decade of growth (KTVZ)

Ed Ray visits the Bend campus. (See also KBND)

21st century librarian (Gazette-Times)

Named OSU’s University librarian earlier this month after filling the role in the interim since October, Faye Chadwell will oversee a library system embracing these types of consortium partnerships and other technological advances to rapidly adapt to the future.

Oregon pest managers warn of crop-damaging insects (Oregonian)

Department workers will test traps for the stink bug this summer and help with biological control research spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a bio-control facility at Oregon State University.

Three ‘change agents’ honored at Capitol (Statesman Journal)

John Gardner, a solid-state physicist at Oregon State University who, after complications from eye surgery that left him blind, founded ViewPlus Technologies to make science and math more accessible to people with sensory and learning disabilities through tactile graphics.

The cost of financial illiteracy (Register-Guard)

Without financial training at school, Americans get their financial education by trial and error, said Michelle Barnhart, assistant marketing professor at Oregon State University. Their teachers in the school of life are banks, credit card and mortgage companies.

AAUP President to speak May 25 at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Professor Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors, will speak at noon on Wednesday, May 25, at Oregon State University, and will invite discussion about the nationwide threat to higher education, the fight back by faculty, students, and staff, and the repercussions for Oregon and OSU.

Kitzhaber to deliver OSU McCall lecture (Statesman Journal)

John Kitzhaber will speak for a second time in the Tom McCall Lecture series. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in LaSells Stewart Center, 975 SW 26th St., Corvallis, across from Reser Stadium. The series is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University.

Tour Monday of historic OSU buildings notes preservation efforts (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University will interpret the rehabilitation of three campus structures, all contributing resources to the OSU National Historic District, on Monday, May 23. Guided tours begin at 10 a.m. for McAlexander Fieldhouse, 2 p.m. for Kearney Hall and 4 p.m. for Education Hall.

Growing, growing…gone (Gazette-Times)

As OSU’s enrollment continues to climb, the once-clear line between campus and community increasingly is blurred.

Native American building a LEED candidate (Earth Techling)

On May 11th, Native American students at Oregon State University and their families gathered with friends and supporters to celebrate plans for the the university’s new Native American Cultural Center, which will begin construction next month.

With electrical stimulation to the spinal cord, paralyzed man walks again (Popular Science)

Weeks after winning the College World Series with Oregon State University in 2006, Rob Summers was hit by a drunk driver, suffering spinal cord damage that paralyzed him from the chest down. (See also BBC, Oregonian)

Today

Animal Care assessment: OSU is making progress toward the goal of obtaining University accreditation for the animal care and use program by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). A forum takes place at 4 p.m., MU-208. For more information, email AAALAC@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-7709.

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.

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

Upcoming Events

NEW! Networking Night: Interested in starting your own business? This is an opportunity to come and meet others with similar interests. May 24, 6 p.m., Weatherford Hall fifth floor boardroom. RSVP: Mary McKillop, mary.mckillop@bus.oregonstate.edu, 541-713-8044.

NEW! Retirement Reception: Carol Caughey, Associate Professor in Design and Human Environment will be retiring after 22 years at OSU. A reception in her honor will be held on Thursday, May 26, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in MU 211.

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 541-737-2067 or via email at kelly.kozisek@oregonstate.edu.

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! 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.

Student health seminar: Boost Your Body and GPA with Breakfast, May 24, noon to 1 p.m., MU 211. Free food provided. RSVP sandi.cleveland@oregonstate.edu

Strauss symphony: The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra presents Richard Strauss’ “An Alpine Symphony” live and with photographs by German photographer Tobias Melle. The concert takes place May 24 at 8 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Reserved seats are $15, $25, and $30, and are available through TicketsOregon.com, or by calling 503-432-9477. OSU students are admitted for free with ID.

President of AAUP: At noon on Wednesday, May 25, in MU 208, Professor Cary Nelson, President of the American Association of University Professors, will speak and invite discussion about the nation-wide threat to higher education, the fight back by faculty, students, and staff, and the repercussions for Oregon and Oregon State University.

OSU Campus Master Plan status update 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.

Center for Teaching and Learning candidate: Candidate for Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning will hold an open campus forum for Christopher Garrett on May 26, 2 p.m., Weniger 149. Evaluative comments are due by noon on Tuesday, May 31 to Sara Eklund at sara.eklund@oregonstate.edu.

Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide: Tuesday, May 31, 1 to 3  p.m., Memorial Union Journey Room. The Rural Studies Program Spring Symposium will feature a keynote on the rural-urban divide in Oregon by Sheila Martin, Director of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University, and a moderated conversation on the new OSU Press book Toward One Oregon with two county commissioners and a University of Oregon professor.

Merchant Expo: The Merchant Expo is happening at LaSells Stewart Center on Thursday, June 2. Find out additional information and register online to attend. Those registering to attend before May 27 will have a chance to win a $50 Fred Meyer gift card.

Lecture, seminars and symposiums

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! Postdoc event: The WAGE office, PCOSW and other collaborating offices present: Professional Advancement for Academic Women: The Postdoctoral Perspective, May 27, MU 109, beginning at 7:30 a.m. This event is for all post-docs as well as those who work with and mentor post-docs, Graduate/Undergrads. The event is free but registration is required. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/wage/professional-advancement-academic-women-postdoctoral-perspective Email mirabelle.fernandes-paul@oregonstate.edu for more information.

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 May 31. For complete program description visit: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm . For more information contact: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8390.

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 (kate.sanders@oregonstate.edu) by May 27 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.

Jobs

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

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs / Director of the President’s Circle to join the Annual Giving Programs team.  For more information go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking a Director of Gift Accounting to join the Finance Department and will be responsible for managing the areas of gift processing and receipting. For more information go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/

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.

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.

Printing and Mailing invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Associate Director of Printing and Mailing position. Posting #0007350. Closes May 31.

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.

INTO OSU invites applicants for a full-time Programmer Analyst/Data Administrator for its Academic Services department. 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 June 5.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: It was another one of those May weekends where, weather-wise, the good and the bad were all mixed up. This week will be no different. Showers are expected today, but sunshine and 70 degrees awaits us tomorrow, followed by rain again Wednesday. The high will reach 62 today with an overnight low of 46.

Central Oregon: Whether you love the rain or revel in the sunshine, there’s something for you in this week’s weather. Today’s showers will turn to tomorrow’s sun, which will then turn back into rain by mid week. Today’s high is 56 with a low of 35.

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