OSU Today

Wednesday, June 1, 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.

Linus Pauling: Oregon Experience (OPB)

OSU’s own Linus Pauling is featured in this program, which aired Monday on OPB.

Student Success Center groundbreaking (KEZI)

Oregon State University broke ground on its $14 million Student Success Center on the south side of campus Tuesday. (see also KVAL)

Organic farming more popular in Ore., NW schools (San Jose Mercury)

At Oregon State University, the Organic Growers Club is in its 11th season, James Cassidy said. “I started when I was a student, and we have 600 students on the listserv now,” he said. The Internet listserv automatically sends e-mail messages to students who sign up to receive them. “We have 15 to 30 students show up every Thursday at the farm and we’ll probably have that many continue on through the summer.” (See also Register-Guard, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

New study looks at disconnect between medical and lay expertise (HealthNewsDigest)

In a recent study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, Oregon State University sociologist Kristin Barker and graduate student Tasha Galardi looked at the reactions of breast cancer survivors in the wake of the new guidelines published in 2009 by the United States Preventative Service Task Force. (See also Science Blog)

Rare and new films on Oregon screens (Oregonian)

Oregon State University professor Sebastian Heiduschke, who has lectured on the film and issues surrounding it, will present what is almost certainly the American premiere of the film in two screenings — 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. — on Thursday, June 2 at Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St. in Corvallis.

Cool, wet weather challenges farmers (Statesman Journal)

In 2010, wheat growers harvested 62.9 million bushels of wheat at a price of $5.91 per bushel for a sales value of $3.54 million, according to Oregon State University’s Oregon Agricultural Information Network. (See also Daily Reporter)

Can carbon markets help reduce forest fires? (Ecosystem Marketplace)

Speaking before the Senate panel, Dr. Bev Law, a forest scientist from Oregon State University explained the balancing act scientists were still in the process of studying.

Keep those fuzzy strawberries in check (OregonLive)

To keep gray mold in check or at least prevent it from getting worse, Oregon State University Extension plant pathologist Jay Pscheidt and berry specialist Bernadine Strik offer several strategies.


Media and women: Increasingly girls and women are sexually objectified in the media, while at the same time teens’ media consumption is on the rise.  UO Psychology Instructor Elizabeth Daniels will look at the effects of media bombardment on teens and show what happens when teens view more positive images of women. Today, noon, OSU-Cascades Campus, Cascades Hall.

Evening Sale at the OSUsed Store: We’re open for our public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. All furniture is 50 percent off this week. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings; personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, visit http://surplus.oregonstate.edu

Pines of Rome: Tonight 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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Retirement Reception for Craig Anderson: Join Media Services in celebrating Craig Anderson’s 31 years of service at OSU as Videographer and Coordinator of Television Production.  Join us on June  2, 3 to 5 p.m. in our TV studio on the 1st floor of  Kidder Hall for refreshments and acknowledgement of Craig’s work at OSU.

NEW! President’s Concert: The OSU Chamber Choir, directed by Steven Zielke, will complete its performance season with the seventh annual President’s Concert on Saturday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Street. This year’s concert, titled “East meets West,” offers some of the music prepared for their recent China tour. Admission is $10.

NEW! McCubbin reception: A farewell reception for Jeff McCubbin, HHS Executive Associate Dean for Graduate and Research Programs, takes place June 9 from 1 to 2:30 pm in Milam 119. He has been appointed the Dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State University, and leaves OSU in June.  Please contact Michelle Mahana michelle.mahana@oregonstate.edu with questions.

Pat Newport Retirement: Pat Newport, Director of Marketing and Advancement in the College of Health and Human Sciences, is retiring June 30 after 14 years at OSU. Please join us for a farewell reception on Thursday, June 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. (short program at 4 p.m.) in the Women’s Building Lobby. Send cards or notes to Michelle Mahana, #123 Women’s Building.

Film premiere: The U.S. premiere of the once-banned 1973 German film “The Dove on the Roof” will take place on Thursday, June 2 in Corvallis. There will be two free, public screenings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St. Screenings are sponsored by OSU’s School of Language, Culture, and Society, and the DEFA Film Library.

Piano recital: The OSU Self-Taught Piano Guild is holding a recital on Thursday, June 2 at 2 p.m. in Benton 204 The performance will feature the composers Bach, Clementi, Chopin, Debussy, and Tcherepnin.

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! Merchant Expo: It’s Just Around the Corner! Remember that the Merchant Expo is happening at LaSells Stewart Center this week on Thursday, June 2.  Find out additional information at http://pacs.oregonstate.edu/merchantexpo/.

NEW! Archives celebrates Pride Month: In celebration of Pride Month the OSU University Archives invites you to view a small exhibit documenting the history of the Rainbow Continuum and the Pride Center. Find out more on the OSU Archives Blog Post . Check out the Digital Collection in Flickr . Location: Third floor of the Valley Library, University Archives, Display Case.For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, and visit the University Archives.

NEW! Summer Science Workshops for K-12 Educators: The Scientists and Teachers in Education Partnerships Program (STEPs) at OSU will be offering free science workshops for K-12 educators on astronomy  (Aug. 2-3), water sustainability (Aug. 15-17), and biotechnology
(Au. 22-23). Information http://steps.oregonstate.edu/calendar or contact Kari van Zee at 541-737-4517

Recsports: RecSports Summer Memberships are now available for purchase at $79 per person. Summer access starts immediately and lasts through Sept. 30, with two weeks of closure in late August. Youth access is extended to all hours of operation during summer break. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/

Worm Bin Workshop: A worm bin composting class led Master Gardeners takes place June 2, from 5-7 p.m. at the OSU Extension Service at 1849 N.W. 9th St. in Corvallis. Cost is $40 per bin (two people may share). Participants will learn to maintain a worm bin effectively. Registration deadline is today. Register at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/announcements/worm-bin or 541-766-6750.

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.

Traffic and maintenance

Washington Way: Due to an Engineering Firm performing testing, the northeast parking lot on Washington Way, south of Wilson Hall and west of the childcare center, will be temporarily shutdown. This shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. on June 13 and should reopen by 5 p.m. June 17.

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:

The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, Accounting Manager position.  This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees only. Posting #0007432.   Closes June 9.

Oregon State University Procurement and Contract Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Procurement Analyst 3 position. Posting # 0007403. Closing date today.

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.

Oregon State University Procurement and Contract Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Contracts Officer position. Posting# 0007394. Closing date June 6.

Oregon State University Business Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Training Development Manager position. Duties include but are not limited to; Development and Delivery of Training, Assessment of Training Needs, Organizational Development, Training Days Coordinator, and Training Administration. Posting # 0007423. Closing date June 8.

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.

OSU’s Department of Recreational Sports (DRS) is seeking a Coordinator of Events and Operations. This position is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0007433. Closes June 15.

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.

Sea Grant Education Program Leader – Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Sea Grant Education Program Leader position. Posting #0 0007439. Closes July 10.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an opening for a Director of Development for Athletics. This position is located in the Portland Center office. For a complete job description and more information go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/

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 hard to keep on the sunny side of life this June, as rain continues to fall. But there’s hope ahead for the weekend, as all signs point to a hot and sunny Saturday. Meanwhile, we’ll see showers today and a high of 63 and a low of 46.

Central Oregon: “This is June, the month of grass and leaves,” Henry David Thoreau. Yesterday’s heavy rain may lighten a bit, but we’ll still see showers today with a high of 58.

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