OSU Today

Thursday, May 26, 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.

Kitzhaber tours ONAMI in Corvallis, says tech start-ups key to recovery (KLCC)

Governor Kitzhaber toured ONAMI, the state-sponsored nanotechnology research center housed rent-free on the HP campus. Partnering with Oregon State University, the center’s companies have attracted $70 million in private funds. (See also Gazette-Times, Democrat-Herald, Barometer)

The commitment-phobe generation (CNN)

The delay, says Richard Settersten, professor of human development at Oregon State University, is caused “both by the daunting reputation of marriage and because young adults are not ready to get married until they get all their ducks in a row.”

An incubator for Northwest food innovation (Ecotrope)

One place you could go is Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center in northwest Portland. That’s what Kim Malek did after she quit her job and cashed in her 401(k) to start up Salt & Straw ice cream shop.

Experts: Too soon to determine cause of deadly tornado trend (NWCN)

“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.

Oregon State football makes big gains in academic progress (Oregonian)

Oregon State’s football program has had its ups and downs on the field. In the classroom, however, the Beavers have made steady and significant gains. Football had the top Academic Progress Rate of OSU’s men’s teams, in data released today by the NCAA.

Inventing Womanhood (BUST Magazine)

But terms for the “fairer sex” are pretty limited. This problem isn’t new; in fact, it can be traced to the Middle Ages, according to Tara Williams, associate English professor at Oregon State University. In her new book, Inventing Womanhood: Gender and Language in Later Middle English Writing, she investigates the origins of our modern gendered vocabulary.

Oregon entrepreneur, philanthropist Samuel Wheeler dies (Oregonian)

Samuel Wheeler, a 1950 graduate of Oregon State University, served as president of Wheeler Manufacturing, founded by his father. He then became senior vice president of Willamette Industries, the timber company.

Grad student wins $10K sustainable ag scholarship (Western Farmer-Stockman)

Abha Gupta, a graduate student in horticulture at Oregon State University, has received a $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture scholarship from Annie’s Homegrown.

City picks building for emergency ops center (KPTV)

Oregon State University marine geologist Chris Goldfinger told FOX 12 that there is more than a one-in-three chance that a devastating quake could happen in Oregon within the next 50 years.

‘Last Lecture’ for Lunch (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University political science professor Bill Lunch plans to retire in June, but that doesn’t mean he’ll stop talking about politics anytime soon — maybe out of a force of habit.

Student-created one-act plays open at OSU (Gazette-Times)

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 plays will be presented at 7:30 tonight, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Withycombe Hall is located at 30th and Campus Way.

OSU graduating seniors’ art exhibit (LIFE@OSU)

The OSU Graduating Seniors’ Art Exhibit reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 in Fairbanks Gallery. During the event, awards for the exhibit, and scholarships for the upcoming year, will be announced.

OSU students organize ‘homeless’ campout (Gazette-Times)

Earlier this month, Scott Harper spent three days asking passers-by on Monroe Avenue for spare change, hanging around First Christian Church’s drop-in center and sleeping in a cardboard box under the tall pines on the quad at Oregon State University.


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

Feminist Fair: This year’s theme is “Pockets of Feminism” and the event will be held 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 today’s 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 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.

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 2 to 3 p.m., Weniger 149. Evaluative comments are due by noon, 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 from 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 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” today 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 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.

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 through May 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! Graphic Design: The annual OSU Graphic Design senior portfolio show takes place June 2, 5 to 8 p.m., at 107 SE Washington St., Portland, and June 10, 2 to 5 p.m., Fairbanks Hall Room 116, OSU.  The event highlights the work of this year’s graduating class.

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.

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.

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! OSU Today: OSU Today will not be published Monday, May 30.

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.

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.

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:

Instructor — Human Development & Family Sciences in the College of Health & Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Instructor position. Posting #0006769. Closes June 24.

Instructor/Internship Coordinator — Human Development & Family Sciences in the College of Health & Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Instructor/Internship Coordinator position. Posting #0007203. For full consideration application should be received by June 1; closes June 30.

Accounting Technician – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12‐month Accounting Technician position. Posting #0007375. Closes June 3.

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: “Spring is not the best of seasons. Cold and flu are two good reasons; wind and rain and other sorrow, warm today and cold tomorrow.” – Anonymous. There’s an 80 percent chance of showers today as the high climbs only to 60 degrees and tonight’s low dips to 47. Showers will hang around through the weekend and beyond, although Sunday might involve a little sunshine.

Central Oregon: A slight chance of showers today could be followed by some snow mixed with the rain tonight. There’s more rain on the way tomorrow and a little more snow is possible tomorrow night as well. Today’s high will be 56 with a low of 33.

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