OSU Today

Wednesday, May 25, 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.

Blame La Nina for the cold, wet Spring (KGW)

“You’ve seen most of your annual precipitation for the year by last month,” Oregon State University’s Deputy Director of the Oregon Climate Service Kathie Dello said.“It kinda aims the storm track right at us,” Dello said. “Its usually a cold and wet Northwest winter — and its been that way,” she said.

Jobless rates fall again in mid-valley (Democrat-Herald)

Top performing sectors in Benton County over the course of the year were in state government with nearly 600 jobs, most of those credited to Oregon State University.

Modern yoga class bends theory, practice (OregonLive)

This combination of theory and practice makes for one of the more unusual classes offered in higher education today, and is the brainchild of Sarbacker, an assistant professor of philosophy at Oregon State University and an expert on historical context for the development of modern yoga. (See also Healthy Net)

Atmel sponsors OSU Mars Rover team (Sacramento Bee)

Atmel Corporation, a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced through the Atmel University Program its sponsorship to the Oregon State University Mars Rover Program scheduled to debut on May 24 in the main lobby of the Union Bank Building in Portland, Oregon.

Mold gets old (Forest Grove News-Times)

Calls come in a steady stream to Oregon State University Extension this time of year from people who don’t know what to do when they find mold on the back wall of a closet or under the bathroom sink.

Fungus strikes area peach orchards (Hermiston Herald)

Peach leaf curl typically affects orchards in areas with high rainfall, and according to Phil Hamm, plant pathologist for the Oregon State University Extension Service, it is rare in Hermiston.

Sustainability of workers’ rights (Archinet)

A 2006 study from Oregon State University and East Carolina University of 86 LEED and non-LEED projects found no difference in the safety performance between the two types of construction.

A collection of essays from Ana Maria Spagna (Oregonian)

Ana Maria Spagna’s new book “Potluck: Community on the Edge of Wilderness” was published by OSU Press.

Here come the slugs (Forest Grove News-Times)

Rainy weather brings snails into the “slimelight,” said Robin Rosetta, horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Research and Extension Center in Aurora. Now is the best time to keep them from ruining your gardens, trees and shrubs.


Motorcycle Visibility: Today 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.

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 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Detailed agenda and directions to Hyslop Farm can be found at: http://cropandsoil.oregonstate.edu/

Public Sale at the OSUsed Store. The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale noon 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.

World cuisine: Nutrition Food Management students are taking over Pangea this week. Their world cuisine selections will include Latin American, May 25, Mediterranean, May 26 and Italian, May 27. Lunch is served 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

President of AAUP: At noon 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.

Library workshops: The final Spring 2011 Valley Library Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop takes place today. “Google Docs” takes place from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., Valley Library 2082, Autzen Classroom. To register: http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656. Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

OSU Campus Master Plan status update public forum: A public forum about OSU’s Campus Master Plan takes place 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.

Kitzhaber visit: Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber will deliver the annual Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m., 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.

One Act Plays: The 2011 Spring One-Act Festival, featuring plays written, directed and designed by Oregon State University students, is hitting the Withycombe Main Stage this week. The festival, which runs May 25-28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. and May 29 at 2 p.m., features four original one-act plays including an eclectic mix of comedy and drama from playwriting students. Tickets are $8 general, $6 seniors, $5 for student/youth and $4 for OSU students. Information: 541-737-2784 or http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre

Upcoming Events

NEW! Director search: Christopher Garrett will interview for the position of Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and will present at an open campus forum May 26, 2 to 3 p.m., Weniger 149.  Evaluative comments are due by noon, May 31 to Sara Eklund at sara.eklund@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! OSU choirs: The OSU men’s and women’s choirs will perform at 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! Rulemaking hearing: OSU will hold a rulemaking hearing May 31, 1 p.m., MU 206 to set fees and charges for services during fiscal year 2011-2012. A list of these fees and charges may be viewed in the Valley Library on the OSU campus under call number PERM 006. For more information: Barbara Melton at barbara.melton@oregonstate.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, PSU, and a moderated conversation on the new OSU Press book “Toward One Oregon.”

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

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! RecSports: All RecSports facilities will be closed during Memorial weekend (May 28-30).  Detailed hours:  http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/hours

Orange Rewards: Food@OSU introduces Orange Rewards.  Join the newly created Orange Rewards program and your OSU ID card will give you a 10 percent discount at all 28 campus restaurants, coffee shops, and markets.  Get started by making an initial deposit of $100 on your OSU ID card Orange Rewards account.

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.

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

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.

Traffic and maintenance

Campus wide: Due to annual maintenance on the campus steam distribution system, Facilities Services will need to temporarily shut down all steam services to the campus from 6 p.m. June 12 to noon June 15. This will affect all hot water and heating services.


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

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.

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.

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.

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

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: It’s time to seek some dry places, as we could see up to half an inch of rain today, with a high of 60 and a low of 45. Rain turns to lighter showers tomorrow, and continues through the weekend.

Central Oregon: Rain, rain and more rain is on the way this week. Where have the bright blue high desert skies gone? Won’t see much evidence of them today. The high will be 57 with a low of 34.

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