OSU Today

Friday, May 27, 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.

OSU names Duke University leader, OSU alumnus as director of Alumni Association (Gazette-Times)

Scott Greenwood, a Duke University administrator with extensive ties to the Pacific Northwest, has been named associate vice president and executive director of the Oregon State University Alumni Association. He also will direct the university’s Department of Alumni Relations.

Republican’s climate solution: Clear-cut the rainforest (New York Times)

Beverly Law, a professor of forest science at Oregon State University, found another hole in Mr. Rohrabacher’s logic. Roughly 75 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions from the natural world come not from above-ground biomass, but from the soil, she said. “You don’t even want to give this guy another wacky idea, but he forgot about soil,” Dr. Law said.

Campus planning turns to livability issues (Gazette-Times)

About 55 people filled a conference room at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center on Thursday night for an update on the campus master plan.

Instructor gets up close and personal with a new batch of online Hebrew courses (Digital Journal)

Precisely 130 years after it was revived as a literary language, Hebrew has never been more relevant in the linguistic world, and Oregon State University’s Extended Campus is embracing that notion with interactive and highly personal online courses. (See also Bezinga)

Land grant colleges sow organic seeds (Capital Press)

Oregon State doesn’t offer an organic major, but its organic-oriented courses have proven popular, even among students who aren’t agriculture majors. “I have diverse students in my soils science classes, including arts students,” said James Cassidy, research assistant and faculty adviser of the OSU Organic Growers Club.

Experts create first legal roadmap to tackle ocean acidification hotspots (Phys Org)

In addition to Stanford University, the team of experts drew from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and Oregon State University.

Group tours OSU national historic buildings (KEZI)

If you’ve been to the OSU campus anytime in the past year or so, you’ve most likely noticed a building under construction on 14th Street.

East German film gets second life, rave reviews (Entertainer)

East German cinema also loomed as a mystery in the 1970s and ’80s to Sebastian Heiduschke, now an assistant professor of German at Oregon State University.

OSU gets ready for Battle of the Bands (Gazette-Times)

With the weather we’ve been having, summer’s promise seems a distant hope. But next week’s Battle of the Bands and 2011 Flat Tail Festival offers one of the hottest bills of any season. The free event takes place Friday and Saturday, June 3-4, on Oregon State University’s Memorial Union Quad.

Another union at OSU? (Gazette-Times)

University professors and other faculty members should form strong unions in response to the nation’s anti-union sentiment, according to Cary Nelson, the president of the American Association of University Professors.


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

Postdoc event: The WAGE office, PCOSW and other collaborating offices present: Professional Advancement for Academic Women: The Postdoctoral Perspective, 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.

OSU choirs: The OSU men’s and women’s choirs will perform at Spring Sing! 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.

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! Spring concert: On May 31, 7:30 p.m., the Wind Symphony, directed by Christopher Chapman, Symphonic Band, directed by Brad Townsend, and Campus Band, directed by Robert Brudvig will perform at the LaSells Stewart Center. Admission is $10 at the door. OSU students, staff, and faculty will be admitted for free with their OSU ID.

NEW! Pines of Rome: On Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m., the OSU Wind Ensemble, directed by Chapman, will perform a concert titled, “The Pines of Rome,” at the LaSells Stewart Center. The title song is a symphonic poem written in 1924 by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. Admission is $10 at the door. OSU students, staff, and faculty will be admitted for free with their OSU ID.

Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide: Tuesday, May 31, 1-3 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.

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.

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.

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! Alumni Association Executive Director: Scott Greenwood, a Duke University administrator with extensive ties to the Pacific Northwest, has been named associate vice president and executive director of the Oregon State University Alumni Association. He also will direct the university’s Department of Alumni Relations. In his new position, Greenwood will work with a professional staff and a cadre of volunteers to grow membership, expand regional activities from San Francisco to Seattle, and engage alumni in the Portland area, where the largest concentration of OSU graduates reside.

NEW! Electronic proposal submission: The Research Office selected Cayuse as vendor for an electronic proposal development/submission system. Implementation will be by unit, over the next six months. The system will enable multi-year and multi-PI budgets, uploading research plans, importing subcontractor subaward proposals and budgets, templates, routing and approving, and linking with protocols of the Institutional Review Board and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, reducing duplication of effort and enhancing funding success.

NEW! OSU Women’s Basketball Girls Hoop Camp: Help the athlete in your family improve their game by playing with the OSU basketball team this summer!  Online registration is available at  http://www.oregonstatewbbcamps.com. Girls Hoop Camp is offered for female players entering third through eighth grade. OSU staff families receive a 15 percent discount off registration.  Contact Ashley Shearer, WBB Director of Operations at 541-737-2800 with any questions.

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

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 today

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 today.

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 today.

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 today.

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 today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: Sunshine and blue skies started the morning off, but showers are on their way. Looking into the holiday weekend, it’s going to be a rainy and cool one, with a high today of 60 and a low of 45. Showers continue through the weekend, with the least amount of precipitation expected Sunday. So barbecuing might be out, but at least we get an extra day to sleep in.

Central Oregon: If you’re planning any outdoor activities over Memorial Day you might want to plan them for Sunday, the only day this weekend when the sun’s expected to briefly appear. Otherwise we’re in for a mix of rain and snow.

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