OSU Today

Thursday, June 9, 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 graduation expected to impact local businesses in a big way (KMTR)

This weekend nearly 20,000 people will flood the city of Corvallis to applaud and celebrate the 4,496 Oregon State University graduates.

Research her own way (Gazette-Times)

“I’ve had a lot of personal growth,” Neebinnaukzhik Southall said about her time at Oregon State University. Part of that growth was learning about the intersections — or lack thereof — between her major of study and her culture. Another part was discovering how she can bridge that gap.

Grad worked to give the Greeks a good name (Gazette-Times)

Shortly after he participates in Oregon State University’s commencement on Saturday, Rakan Khaki will join a group of his cousins from England on a road trip to California. And later in the summer, Khaki will cross the Atlantic with the same cousins for a trip through Europe.

‘Our commitment to excellence as students and as competitors’ (KVAL)

The Formula SAE racing team at Oregon State University recently became only the third team in history to win back-to-back national championships, following a competition at the Michigan International Speedway.

Study confirms safety, cancer-targeting ability of nutrient in broccoli (Health News)

Sulforaphane, one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables that helps them prevent cancer, has been shown for the first time to selectively target and kill cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected. The findings, made by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, are another important step forward for the potential use of sulforaphone in cancer prevention and treatment.

Budget work indicates session’s end near (Statesman Journal)

Sen. Rod Monroe, D-Portland, said lawmakers are seeking additional restorations for three statewide programs run by Oregon State University.

Computer simulation guides tsunami evacuation plan for Oregon coastal city (The Republic)

Produced by Oregon State University Professor Harry Yeh and computer technologist Jonathan Karon, six computerized simulations show where people might go when the Cascadia subduction earthquake and tsunami hit Cannon Beach. (See also the Columbian)

Master gardener extraordinaire (South County Spotlight)

Denny Snyder is much more than just your weekend gardener. He’s a Master Gardener, and teaches some classes in the program.

Robots playing shuffleboard (PhysOrg)

A team of 36 students from departments the electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science students at Oregon State University create a group of shuffleboard playing robots. The robots gave a brief demonstration of their skills in the atrium of the schools Kelley Engineering Center.

Oregon researchers strive to develop cold tolerant variaties (Western Farmer-Stockman)

Oregon State University researchers, supported by a major new initiative to produce climate-change tolerant crops, are working on a hardier variety of barley that can be grown in frostier regions of the United States.

A look at student mentoring and Linux Learners Student Day (Linux)

The “LinuxCon or Bust” bus is being co-hosted with the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL). The destination? Linux Learners’ Student Day, which takes place the day before LinuxCon. (See also Open Source.com)


McCubbin reception: A farewell reception for Jeff McCubbin, HHS Executive Associate Dean for Graduate and Research Programs, takes place from 1 to 2:30 pm in Milam 119. Please contact Michelle Mahana michelle.mahana@oregonstate.edu with questions.

Faculty senate: Today’s Faculty Senate agenda is available online. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall. Agenda items include: Action Items – Consideration of Degree Candidates; Proposed revisions to two Standing Rules; Six Category I proposals. Special Reports – Athletics Update; Joint Task Force on Shared Governance Report.

Rare German film screened again: Because of the incredible success of the two premiere showings of “Die Taube auf dem Dach” (“The Dove on the Roof”) last week, they are adding one more opportunity to see this film. It will be screened for free tonight, 8:30 pm., Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis. Make sure to get there at least half an hour early to secure your tickets. You will need to get a (free) ticket from the snack bar.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Dean of Education Candidate Campus Forum: All OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a forum with Dr Larry Flick, candidate for Dean of Education, on Monday, June 13, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., in the Valley Library Willamette Rooms. Questions: gigi.bruce@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Dean of Education Candidate College/STEM Forum: All College of Education and STEM faculty and staff are invited to attend a forum with Dr Larry Flick, candidate for Dean of Education, on Monday, June 13, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., in the Valley Library Willamette Rooms. Questions: gigi.bruce@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Historic photos: Oregon State University Archives and Benton County Museum have joined forces to present an exhibition of historical photographs from the OSU, Horner Museum and BCHS collections at the Moreland Auditorium, 1101 Main Street, Philomath, from June 10-July 30. Represented are nearly 100 photographs and biographical highlights of more than two dozen Oregon photographers and photo studios that date prior to World War I.

Science Pub: Jim Myers, an Oregon State University expert in vegetable breeding, will explore the stories behind some of the vegetable varieties that show up at farm markets and on dinner tables at the Corvallis Science Pub on June 13. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 Second St., in downtown Corvallis. It is free and open to the public.

Ayres/Roberts Retirement Reception: A farewell reception is planned for Bill Ayres and Marty Roberts on June 30 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in MU 109-B Schille Room. Bill has provided technical expertise for OSU for a total of 40 years, beginning as a graduate student and now retiring from Network Services. Marty’s career at OSU spans 31 years, and she retires from the College of Forestry. Please contact Judy Ivey judy.ivey@oregonstaate.edu with questions.

Lectures, seminars and symposiums

Rural communities conference: A conference at OSU on June 24-25 will examine how to strengthen the economic and social vibrancy of rural communities. Ben Hewitt, the author of “The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food,” and Tom Stearns, the founder of High Mowing Organic Seeds, will be the opening keynote presenters. The event will be at the LaSells Stewart Center and the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The cost is $279 for both days, or $175 for June 24 and $150 for June 25. More information is at http://r2r.rdiinc.org.

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! Meet international teachers: In July, INTO OSU will host English teachers from around the world. Teachers from 25 countries will spend two weeks in Corvallis studying U.S. culture and sharing their experiences. You can participate two ways: Become a dinner host on July 10, 5:15 p.m., or become a conversation partner, July 7 and July 12 (both days required), 7 to 9 p.m. To participate, send an e-mail to Carolyn Bonoff at Carolyn.Bonoff@oregonstate.edu

Win a free massage: Doesn’t a massage sound great right about now? Complete this survey on wellness around campus and you can also enter to win a free hour-long massage in a random drawing, sponsored by BeWell@OSU.

OSU Soccer Day Camp: Send your little kicker to the OSU Soccer Day Camp this summer! Online registration is available at http://www.oregonstatesoccercamps.com. Day Camp is offered for girls entering 1st to 6th grade and boys entering 1st to 5th grade. Camp is June 20 – 24 from 9 a.m. to noon on the Paul Lorenz Soccer Field. Cost is $110. Contact Michelle Voiland at michelle.voiland@oregonstate.edu or Chris Brown at chris.brown@oregonstate.edu with questions.

Spring buy back sale: It’s time for the OSU Bookstore’s Spring Buy Back Sale in the Memorial Union, East Ballroom. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through today. All merchandise is 75 percent off.

The Spin on Research: Our VP for Research recently spoke with major influencers from industry and government, about the segregation of research management and research performance, as well as other issues of relevance to OSU. Please subscribe to the blog, and join the conversation, at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/researchupdate/

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.

Traffic and maintenance

Softball complex: Due to the ground breaking ceremony for the Track Complex, the free gravel parking lot south of the Softball Complex will be temporarily shutdown. All vehicles must vacate this lot by 6 a.m. on June 14. The lot should reopen by 6 p.m. June 14.

Jefferson Street parking: To accommodate “Student Move Out Days,” Jefferson street (between 30th St and the driveway into Fairbanks Hall parking lot) will be temporarily shutdown. This shutdown should end by 6 p.m. on June 10.

Moreland Hall parking lot: Due to the construction of the new Native American Cultural Center, the parking lot directly south of Moreland Hall, will be permanently shutdown. This shutdown will begin June 13.

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.

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 today.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cashier 2. Office of Business, Oregon State University, Student Finance Office, full time. Posting #0007459. Closes June 19.

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.

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.

The Office of Admissions invites applications for 2 full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Admissions Advisor positions. Posting #0007455. Closes June 21.

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.

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society seeks a post doctoral research associate for the AmeriFlux Network. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. Posting # 0007427. 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/


Corvallis: “Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” — Lewis Carroll. A beautiful sunny day with a high of 78 awaits us today. So for those with finals left to take, a little outdoor studying might be called for, and for those with stacks of papers to grade, settle into the back yard and dig in. Tonight a little drizzle might sneak in so drag the cushions in off the lawn chairs, but it should scoot by tomorrow morning and sunshine will return.

Central Oregon: Bright blue skies and a mild high of 71 will keep things pleasant, and although thunderstorms might roll in Friday, the weekend is shaping up to be sunny.

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