OSU Today

Thursday, June 2, 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.

Oregon State alum Ariko Iso, only female trainer in the NFL, is replacing Barney Graff (ESPN)

Oregon State has hired a new head athletic trainer for football, Ariko Iso, whose previous position was assistant athletic trainer for the Pittsburgh Steelers. (See also Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oregonian, Pro Football Talk, Gazette-Times, Football News Now)

Clark leaves Pamplin Media Group for OSU Post (News-Times)

Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers Inc. Publisher and President Steve Clark has been named vice president for university relations and marketing at Oregon State University. (See also Portland Tribune, Gazette-Times, Portland Business Journal)

OSU names Sowash as director of business program (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University named Jullianna Sowash as the director of the Austin Family Business Program in OSU’s College of Business.

Worms from hell? Deepest multicellular life found (Live Science)

Chemical analysis revealed that the water in which H. mephisto lives dates back at least 2,900 years, meaning it’s been down there for a while, said Rick Colwell, a microbiologist who studies subsurface organisms at Oregon State University.

Spring of 2011 – When May looked like November (Gazette-Times)

Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University, says 2011 has been “off by about a month.” April, she says, was like a typical March in terms of temperatures and precipitation. May was what April should have been. (See also KVAL, KEZI)

OSU building boom rolls on (KVAL)

Call it “growing pains” or a huge building boom, but whatever it is, it’s not slowing down at Oregon State University. (See also Gazette-Times)

New beer celebrates OSU-Cascades 10th birthday (KTVZ)

Deschutes Brewery created an orange IPA called X-Ale to celebrate the day.

Oregon universities propose raising tuition an average of 7.5 percent next year (Oregonian)

Oregon’s seven universities have proposed an average 7.5 percent tuition increase for full-time, resident undergraduate students next year, bringing the average annual cost of tuition and fees to $7,634.

Student athletes head to Macedonia to build house (LIFE@OSU)

A group of Oregon State University student athletes and alums will be traveling to Macedonia on June 12 to help build a house for a family of five. The “Beavers Without Borders” group, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, will be embarking on the journey with international experience already under their belt.


Merchant Expo: The Merchant Expo is happening at LaSells Stewart Center today. Find out additional information and register online to attend.

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

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 today 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.

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 from 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.

Graphic Design: The annual OSU Graphic Design senior portfolio show takes place from 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.

Film premiere: The U.S. premiere of the once-banned 1973 German film “The Dove on the Roof” will take place today. 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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Hug A Dog: Counseling and Psychological Services is sponsoring a pet therapy event this Friday, June 3, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the MU Trysting Tree Lounge, Booth 2.  CAPS will have a certified therapy dog available for students to interact with as a way to help manage stress and promote well being as part of “Stress Relief: Hug a Dog Today.”

NEW! Robot shuffleboard: A dozen robots will compete in a shuffleboard tournament against each other and human opponents in a tournament on June 6. The event is the culmination of an applied robotics class in the OSU College of Engineering. It will be in the Kelley Engineering Center atrium from noon until 2 p.m.

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.

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.

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

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.

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/

Traffic and maintenance

Benton Place: Due to NCAA Regional Baseball Playoffs the Benton Place parking lot will be closed starting today through June 6.

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 Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) seeks one, possibly two individuals with a background in lifescience and/or agricultural science to identify business opportunities, evaluate, and license disclosures from Oregon State University researchers.  Posting # 0007437.  Closes June 20.

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 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.

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: “A summer’s sun is worth the having.” –  French Proverb. Well, we wouldn’t know, at least, not this week, but so far the weekend looks like it’s going to be amazing, so let’s keep focusing on that. Today will be showery with a high of 64 and a low of 47.

Central Oregon: Surprise, more rain showers! But just when you thought the weather was going to be predictable, the weekend forecast shows up, and boy does it look nice. Until then, we’ll have more showers with a high of 59 and a low of 31.

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