OSU Today

Tuesday, May 24, 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.

May 21: The end of the world? (ABC News)

OSU’s Courtney Campbell describes some of the reasons why people insist on believing doomsday ‘prophets.’

Oregon State Police see spike in vehicle thefts at OSU (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State Police is urging drivers to lock their doors and park in well-lit areas in light of a string of vehicle thefts last week throughout the Oregon State University campus.

Floating wind/wave energy platform bound for US (Reuters)

A combination of factors including “optimal wave conditions, electrical grid availability, preparatory work by the Oregon Innovation Council and Oregon Wave Energy Trust, a cluster of marine universities (including Oregon State University), port infrastructure and the presence of heavy industry offer a favorable climate for commercializing the technology” were said to be what sealed the deal for the Oregon location.

A place to call home: OSU track becomes reality (Gazette-Times)

Laura Carlyle enjoys teasing Oregon State track coach Kelly Sullivan. The junior distance star razzed Sullivan after practice earlier this spring, saying “I better get to run on that track or I’m transfering.”

Researchers advise vigilance against stripe rust (Capital Press)

Mike Flowers, extension cereals specialist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., said most farmers have done a good job of scouting their fields and spraying as needed. He expects close to 5 percent loss in yields statewide.

Fair to share information on women’s issues (Gazette-Times)

The 2011 Feminist Fair will be held Thursday at OSU. The free event, sponsored by the Oregon State University Women’s Center, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union quad. (See also LIFE@OSU)

Solar manufacturing is not without economic risks in Oregon (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Patrick Emerson, associate professor of economics at Oregon State University and editor of the Oregon Economics blog, sees a different potential risk for an Oregon economy with a generous helping of solar manufacturing jobs.

Lawmakers finally agree on Jory soil (Statesman Journal)

Sen. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Beaverton, quoted from a letter by Jay Stratton Noller, associate professor of soil science at Oregon State University, that “no better candidate stands out” than Jory soil.

Marital instability affects baby sleep patterns (Huffington Post)

The Huffington Post spoke to head researcher Anne Mannering, faculty at Oregon State University, about the implications of this study.

OSU tours focus on preservation (KTVL)

Guides will lead tours of Oregon State University’s historic campus buildings and will talk about preservation efforts.


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

Library workshops: The final Spring 2011 Valley Library Graduate Student and Faculty Workshops take place today and tomorrow. “Publishing Your Research” takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. today, and “Google Docs” takes place tomorrow from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Both workshops will be held in Valley Library 2082, Autzen Classroom.  To register:  http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656.  Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

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

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 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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Kitzhaber visit: Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber will deliver the annual Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at the LaSells Stewart Center. His talk, “Challenge to Change,” is presented by the OSU College of Liberal Arts. It is free and open to the public.

NEW! Feminist Fair: This year’s theme is “Pockets of Feminism” and the event will be held Thursday, May 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union quad. Informational booths, (Root) Beer with a Revolutionary, and music by DJ Tab, performances by The Wild Iris Tribe – a belly dance group, OSU Faculty/Staff Bollywood Class, and the OSU Salsa Club will all be available.

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.

NEW! Lunch’s last lecture: Longtime Oregon State University professor and political analyst Bill Lunch will give a “Last Lecture” on Thursday, May 26, before retiring in June. The lecture, “Why Oregon is Blue, Mississippi is Red, and the U.S. is Purple (and Polarized), or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Hyperventilation,” is free and open to the public. It will begin at 4 p.m. in the OSU Memorial Union Journey Room.

NEW! OSU’s Summer of Science and Engineering: At the May 26 meeting of Triad, OSU’s staff and faculty club, Kyle Cole and Catherine Law of Pre-College Programs will discuss opportunities for youth to explore science and engineering at OSU during the summer. Triad meets in the MU, room 109, from 12 to 1. Guests are welcome and pay $10 for a catered lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, nick.houtman@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Public Sale at the OSUsed Store. The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit http://surplus.oregonstate.edu.

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/

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

NEW! Chance encounters math lecture: The 26th annual Lonseth Lecture takes place May 24, 4 p.m., in the LaSells Stewart Centers C&E auditorium. J. Michael Shaughnessy from Portland State University will present “Favorite Chance Encounters.” The talk is sponsored by the department of mathematics. An awards ceremony precedes the talk at 3:30 p.m.

NEW! Summer Institute on Research Methodology for Faculty and Graduate Students: Alan C. Acock, University Distinguished Professor for Family Research, will be leading the Summer Institute July 12-15 in Autzen classroom, OSU Valley Library.  Stata & Multilevel/Longitudinal Models using Stata July 12-13. Mplus and Longitudinal Modeling Using Mplus July 14-15. No background using Stata or Mplus is necessary.

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! Cars being stolen on campus: During the past week, four vehicles have been stolen from the OSU campus. Three of these vehicles were Hondas, and two other Hondas were broken into without signs of forced entry. OSU students, staff, faculty and visitors should watch for suspicious behavior. Keep your vehicles locked, remove valuables from the car, and report suspicious activity to the Oregon State Police and OSU Public Safety at 541-737-3010.

NEW! Research blog: The Spin on Research offers updates and insights from the Office of the Vice President for Research. New posts tell  how to be  a consultant while protecting your future research, and give an alert about no-cost extensions. Please subscribe to the blog, and join the conversation at oregonstate.edu/researchupdate

NEW! Beaver Fair registration: Registration for the Beaver Community Fair is now open. More than 200 booths representing OSU departments & student organizations, Corvallis agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations will fill the Memorial Union Quad on Sept. 30 from noon to 4 p.m., making visible the opportunity to connect with services, products and involvement opportunities on campus and around the area. For more information and to register your student organization, visit us online at http://oregonstate.edu/sli/studentorgs/bcf

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 post-docs of any gender 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.

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.


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

Administrative Program Assistant– OUS Study Abroad Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0007388. Closes June 10.

University Housing and Dining Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Online Marketing Specialist. Posting #0007369. Closes June 27.

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 today.

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.

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/


Corvallis: There may be a little sunshine on our shoulders this afternoon, after a foggy start to the day. The high will reach 68 but will drop back to 48 as rains roll in tonight.

Central Oregon: The sun may peek out today and highs will reach 66 before rain returns this evening, and continues through the week. The low tonight will be 41.

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