OSU Today

June 13-19, 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.

In new memoir, garden creates midlife sanctuary for Corvallis author Marjorie Sandor (KLCC)

The Northwest Passage features an interview with author Marjorie Sandor, director of the creative writing program at Oregon State University. She’s just published a new memoir, The Late Interiors: A Life Under Construction. It’s about rediscovering love and finding midlife sanctuary in her new home and garden just steps from OSU’s campus in Corvallis.

Keith Scribner at Oregon State’s Center for the Humanities (Oregonian)

The Center for the Humanities sits on a quiet, leafy street near the Oregon State University campus. The building is a century old and originally was a residence and then for many years a sorority, meaning the upstairs offices once were bedrooms where young women studied and dreamed of a new life in the Willamette Valley.

Robots go into battle with each other…but only at shuffleboard (Daily Mail)

It wasn’t exactly a battle on the scale of the Transformers or Terminator movies but when these robots went into a head to head conflict. Instead, they were taking part in a shuffleboard tournament in Corvallis, Oregon, which was being held at the State University’s Kelley Engineering Center.

OSU e-grads: Beavers from Coast to Coast (KVAL)

Graduating from college is quite the accomplishment – especially if you have never set foot on campus. Dirk Gard, 44, is an Oregon State University student living in Wyoming. He knew he needed to finish his education if he wanted to further his career.

OSU graduates celebrate the future (Lebanon Express)

Some people wear their emotions on their sleeves. Saturday, many Oregon State University graduates displayed how they felt on their mortarboards. (See also KEZI)

New prototype technology uses waste energy for air conditioning (BioScholar)

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed a prototype of new technology that has the potential of addressing one of the leading problems in energy use around the world today – the waste of half or more of the energy produced by cars, factories and power plants. (See also KVAL, Daily News and Analysis)

Oregon State study: Broccoli helps fight cancer (NWCN)

Maybe one day, broccoli will help fight cancer, according to Oregon State University scientists in a just published report in “Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.” (See also Express.co.uk, KVAL, Examiner, UPI)

Valedictorian notches perfect SAT score, still strives to outdo big brother (Oregonian)

This fall, Blaise Clarke will attend Oregon State University on an assortment of scholarships that will cover the cost of freshman year. He plans to major in electrical and computer engineering.

Grant to boost Jefferson County school lunches (KTVZ)

A new grant is aimed at revising school meals in the Jefferson County and Culver school districts, with the goal of offering more nutritious meals that are also accepted by students.The $25,000 grant is part of a as part of a new research collaboration that brings together Oregon State University researchers, OSU Extension, and local county health departments.

Keeping the college experience going (Gazette-Times)

After their college graduation ceremony ends, life for many seniors changes dramatically. They start jobs or graduate school programs. Josh Gannon, however, will continue on with two of his greatest interests as an Oregon State University student: wrestling and student involvement.

Record number graduate Saturday from OSU (Gazette-Times)

A record number of students — 2,745 in all — is scheduled to participate in Oregon State University’s 142 graduation ceremonies. Gates open to begin seating at 9 a.m., with the procession starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Reser Stadium, 26th Street and Western Boulevard.

Linux Foundation charters bus for road trip from Corvallis to LinuxCon (Oregonian)

The Linux Foundation is hosting a “Linux Learners’ Student Day” on August 16, the day before the full convention gets under way. It’s partnering with the Oregon State University Open Source Lab to host the student day, and is chartering a bus to take students from Corvallis and Portland up to Vancouver.


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

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.


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 14 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/


SELF Help Energy Workshop: Interested in a new water heater, heat pump or solar installation?  Try the new Saving Energy Loan Fund. Free consultation is available Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Corvallis-Benton Public Library.  Sponsored by Energize Corvallis, a partnership between the OSU Sustainability Office, Student Sustainability Initiative, City of Corvallis, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and Corvallis Environmental Center.

News for Employees

NEW! Beaver Fair registration: Registration for the Beaver Community Fair is now open. More than 200 booths representing OSU departments & student organizations, Corvallis agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations will fill the Memorial Union Quad on Sept. 30 from noon to 4 p.m., making visible the opportunity to connect with services, products and involvement opportunities on campus and around the area. For more information and to register your student organization, visit us online at http://oregonstate.edu/sli/studentorgs/bcf

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.

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.

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 Environmental Sciences Graduate Program (ESGP) is now recruiting for a 9-month, 0.25 FTE fixed term Associate Director to assist the Director in carrying out all aspects of graduate education in ESGP.  Posting #0007500.  Closes: June 30.

The Graduate School is seeking applicants for a tenured faculty, 12-month, 0.49 FTE fixed term Director of Postdoctoral Programs and Liaison with the Research Office position.  This is an internal search.   Posting # 0007501.  Closes: June 30.

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.

The College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a Sponsored Research Program Administrator. Posting #0007323. 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 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.

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: Anyone remember back when June used to be a hot month? Well this week won’t jog your memory. Pouring rain started off our Monday, followed the rest of the week by skies that range from partly sunny to mostly cloudy, with highs hovering around 70.

Central Oregon: Finally the weather on this side of the mountains begins to distinguish itself from the Valley. Central Oregon will see sunny skies and highs ranging from the low to mid 70s for the week, with clear evening skies and lows in the high 30s to low 40s. A few clouds may roll in by the weekend but nothing too ominous.

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