OSU Today

Monday, June 6, 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.

University tuition increase a “necessary evil” (KVAL)

“It puts a lot of people in a tough position, I think,” said Oregon State University junior Lacy Weinblatt. She’s paying her own way through OSU. She said she receives a little financial aid, but the burden is mostly on her to foot the bill. (see also KEZI, Oregonian, Bend Bulletin)

Compound in green tea benefits health (UPI)

A compound in green tea has a powerful ability to increase the number of “regulatory T cells” that play a key role in immune function, U.S. researchers say. Principal investigator Emily Ho of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University says that may be one of the underlying mechanisms that make green tea beneficial in helping control inflammation, improve immune function and prevent cancer.

OSU research aims for help from growers (East Oregonian)

Oregon wheat growers plan to increase their funding to Oregon State University to help offset declining state funds. But growers want results for their money, many said at an Oregon Wheat Growers League meeting Thursday.

Farmers declare air war on wheat rust (Capital Press)

A week of 75- to 80-degree weather would do much to help control the outbreak with most varieties, excluding Tubbs 06 and Xerpha, said Mike Flowers, extension cereals specialist at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Beavers beat Georgia and are headed to NCAA super regionals (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State baseball team used the long ball and an emergency relief appearance by Scott Schultz on Sunday night in the NCAA Corvallis Regional.

Marjorie Sandor and a fair to middling gut check at middle age (Oregonian)

There’s news from the halfway point, and Oregon State’s Marjorie Sandor is here to tell us: it’s not good. Friends will die of brain tumors, you will cheat on your husband and divorce, you will in your 40s still doubt your chops as a writer and developers may bulldoze the ancient elms that shade your bedroom window just so.

Semiconductor physics underpin wave ‘invisibility cloak’ (Electronics Weekly)

Solomon Yim, who works in ocean engineering at Oregon State University in Corvallis, says that using resonators to block waves and tsunamis is a “smart way to do it”, but that implementation could be tough.

Robots to play shuffleboard at OSU (Democrat-Herald)

A dozen robots will compete in a shuffleboard tournament against each other and human opponents in a tournament at Oregon State University on Monday, June 6.

Polish rover wins Mars Challenge (The News)

Magma 2’s creators, a team from the Technical University in Bialystok, north-eastern Poland beat Canadians from York University and Americans from the Oregon State University.

Today

Robot shuffleboard: A dozen robots will compete in a shuffleboard tournament against each other and human opponents in a tournament. 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.

Upcoming Events

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Family friendly: Childcare and Family Resources has awarded the Department of Geosciences with the Family Friendly Faculty Award. See the full story in LIFE@OSU.

NEW! Campus Freight is moving: As of July 11, Campus Freight will move from Property Services to Cascade Hall (601 SW 17th St.). Please update your default shipping location for large freight orders (over 150 lbs) to this new address for orders to be received after this date. For questions, please call Fred Veitenheimer at 541-737-4019 or Judy Bankson at 541-737-3979.

NEW! Synergies: The latest edition of the College of Health and Human Sciences blog, Synergies, is now out. Find it here.

OSU Today Summer Edition: This is the last week OSU Today is published on a daily basis for the summer. Starting June 13, OSU Today will be published on Mondays only. Make sure to get your entries in as early as possible the previous week. For submission guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/osutoday/?p=6898

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.

CAPS survey: Counseling and Psychological Services is seeking feedback regarding the Mind Spa. It takes approximately two minutes to complete: http://studentvoice.com/os/mindspasurveyspring2011

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

Traffic and maintenance

Bexell Hall: The elevator in Bexell Hall is experiencing intermittent failures and may affect service to all floors. Intermittent services may possibly extend through June 9.

Weniger parking lot: Due to fencing and construction staging, the Monroe/Weniger Lot will be temporarily shutdown and is to be free of all vehicles. The loading docks for both Gilbert Hall and Weniger Hall will remain open and accessible during this time. This shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. on June 13 and should reopen at 5 p.m. on Sept. 23.

Benton Place: Due to NCAA Regional Baseball Playoffs the Benton Place parking lot will be closed 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.

Jobs

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

Human Resources Manager – Business and Engineering Business Center. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Posting #0007460. Closes June 19.

Oregon State University Printing and Mailing invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Associate Director of Printing and Mailing position. Posting # 0007350. Closes June 6.

Oregon State University Printing and Mailing Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0007445. Closes June 10.

Oregon State University Procurement and Contract Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Purchasing Analyst 2 position. Posting # 0007044. Closes June 20.

Oregon State University Procurement and Contract Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Procurement Analyst 3 position. Posting # 0007403. Closes June 20.

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 today.

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.

Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking a Trades Maintenance Worker 2. Posting #0007414. Closes June 10.

Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking an Administrative Program Specialist. Posting #0007413. Closes June 10.

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.

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.

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 Department of Microbiology seeks a full-time (1.0 FTE) Instructor. Posting # 0007311. Closes Aug. 1.

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/

Weather

Corvallis: It may not have been the blazing hot, cloud-free weekend of your dreams, but for the most part it was downright pleasant. Now that we’re back, it’s time to face the unpleasant reality of finals week. So for all of you out there either taking finals, grading them, or supporting those who do, enjoy this last day of sunshine before showers roll back in. Today will be partly sunny with a high of 69. Then showers will linger for a few days until sun returns Thursday.

Central Oregon: If finals weren’t enough to dampen your spirits, maybe a few rain showers will. But today’s showers will be followed by sunshine tomorrow. Today’s high will be 67 with a low toniht of 41.

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