OSU Today

Friday, June 10, 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.

Study: Nutrient in broccoli targets, kills cancer (KEZI)

Oregon State University scientists found that Sulforaphane, the nutrient with high levels found in broccoli, selectively targets and kills cancer cells, while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected. (See also AHN)

Drying Rockies could bring more water woes to western U.S. (Science Now)

“The recent changes in snowpack are unusual both in duration and in geographic extent, and they are outside the envelope of what can be considered natural changes,” adds Philip Mote, an atmospheric scientist at Oregon State University. (See also NPR)

Oregon universities see more nontraditional students graduate (Oregonian)

sing age as a measure, about 38 percent of undergraduates are non-traditional. The proportion age 25 or older: 21 percent at the University of Oregon; 27 percent at Oregon State University; 60 percent at PSU; and 68 percent at Eastern Oregon University.

OSU celebrates 142nd commencement Saturday (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University will hold its 142nd annual commencement on Saturday, June 11, with the largest graduating class in its history. More than 4,600 students are in the class of 2011, which will hold its graduation ceremony at Reser Stadium beginning at 10:30 a.m. Each of this year’s graduates has their own tale of struggles and triumphs, and among them are some extraordinary stories of success.

More buildings going up at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s 70-year-old former sheep and lamb barns recently were razed to make way for a new $10 million teaching and research pavillion for the animal sciences department at the corner of 35th Street and Campus Way.

Barn cat in Prineville infected by plague (Oregonian)

Emilio DeBess, Oregon’s public health veterinarian, said the 6-year-old cat, named Meow, was brought into a veterinarian in Prineville at the end of May with an abscessed lymph node on its neck and an elevated fever. The vet, worried about the symptoms, alerted DeBess and sent a sample of the cat’s lymph node to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University. (See also KMTR and second Oregonian piece)

Corvallis school helps women from afar adjust to US culture (Bend Bulletin)

Myunghee Chung has taken classes at Crossroads Conversation School since last fall, when she came to Corvallis from South Korea with her husband, who’s taking a year’s sabbatical at the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy.

Imagination and freedom on “Road to Mecca” (Democrat-Herald)

“I did it in 1995 at Albany Civic Theater. It was long enough ago that I’ve forgotten what I did with it,” said Pat Kight, who is also a photographer and Web developer for Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University.

University Archives, Benton County exhibit local historical photographs (LIFE@OSU)

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. (See also Democrat-Herald)

Today

UHDS Student Move Out: Students in the residence halls and co-ops are moving out today and there will be a lot of increased parking and traffic.  Some parking has been changed for the day including a stretch of staff parking from the entrance to the Fairbanks lot West to where the student parking begins will be “30 Minute Loading Zone” space until 5 p.m.. There will also be a “One Way” running West on Intramural Way and a “One Way” running South on Sackett Place until 5 p.m.

Saturday

Oregon State University will hold its 142nd annual commencement on Saturday, June 11, with the largest graduating class in its history. More than 4,600 students are in the class of 2011, which will hold its graduation ceremony at Reser Stadium beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events

NEW! The Oregon Experiment: Keith Scribner with the OSU English Department will read from his latest novel, “The Oregon Experiment,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at Powells City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. Nominated for the Orion Magazine Book Award, “The Oregon Experiment” is being published by Alfred A. Knopf. Info: http://keithscribner.com/

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.

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

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

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.

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. today.

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.

Jobs

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

The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, fixed term Human Resources Consultant 2 (HRC2) position. This is an internal search only. Posting #0007462.  Closes June 17.

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 today.

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

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

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 today.

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 today.

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 today.

Head Advisor – International Degree & Education Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Head Advisor position. Posting # 0007229. Closes today.

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 Procurement Analyst 3 position. Posting # 0007403. 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/

Weather

Corvallis: Congratulations on another successful school year. OSU Today will be here through the summer, but you’ll only receive it once a week to keep your inbox as light as a summer breeze. Today clouds will remain, with a high around 72. It will be partly sunny for the weekend, with a moderate 71 for graduate and 73 for Sunday.

Central Oregon: Scattered showers will keep us on our toes today but they’ll clear out by tomorrow when we can expect mostly sunny skies. Today’s high will be 68, with a high tomorrow of 72, and nice 76 by Sunday.

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