Voters okay tax measures; both pass easily in Benton County (Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University President Ed Ray said despite passage of the measures, that state funding will continue to be an issue at all levels the next several years. Oregon State Professor of Economics Bill Jaeger will appear on OPB’s Think Out Loud this morning from 9 to 10 a.m., to discuss the passage of the bills. Jaeger’s recent study on Measures 66 and 67 helped inform the public debate on the measures. The show repeats this evening. See www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/ for more information.
Two international leaders in the role of micronutrients in health promotion and disease prevention, and the function of small RNA in genetic regulation today were named distinguished professors at Oregon State University, the institution’s highest academic honor.
A new study from Oregon State University claims that there appears to be no straight association between the parents own level of physical activity and that of their child. Actually, perceptions of their children’s athleticism apparently are what have an undeviating influence on the children’s activity. (See also Science Centric)
Big waves off the Oregon Coast have gotten a lot bigger in recent years, according to a new study. Peter Ruggiero is an Oregon State University coastal engineer who led the study.
OSU forum tackles issues of faith healing, neglect (Gazette-Times)
Should parents whose children die because of religious-based medical neglect be prosecuted? Two experts will address that question and more Thursday at the event, “What More in the Name of God? Faith Healing and the Death of Children,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library at Oregon State University.
Professor Chris Goldfinger is a marine geologist at Oregon State University. Beth Hyams asked him how scientists can be so sure about something that happened 310 years ago.
Careers with nonprofits subject of expo at OSU (Gazette-Times)
The Oregon State University Community Service Center and OSU Career Services are hosting the “Nonprofit and Volunteer Expo” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Union ballroom.
Campus forums for OSU’s Faculty Athletics Representative candidates are open to all students, staff and faculty. Ray Brooks, Professor of Finance, College of Business: 10 – 11:15 a.m., MU 20. The forums will include a 20 minute presentation, followed by Q&A. Feel free to bring your lunch to the forums scheduled at noon. Questions: Gigi.Bruce@oregonstate.edu.
OSUsed Store, noon to 3 p.m., 644 S.W. 13th St. Offering you a chance to buy used surplus equipment. Featuring computers, bicycles, furniture, and more.
The Benefits of Mindfulness, a Power Up Challenge event, takes place 4 p.m., in MU 206. Learn how being more “present” in your everyday living can help you. Based off of Eastern philosophy, the mindfulness approach has been utilized in an increasing number of settings to improve quality of life. Discover ways in which mindfulness can have positive impacts on your own health, relationships and emotional well-being.
Did you miss your chance to see Food Inc. in the theater? Do you want to see it again? Well, now’s your chance to see it–free–and to participate in what is sure to be lively and insightful discussion immediately following the film. A screening takes place at 7 p.m., in the MU Ballroom. If you are able, please bring a donation for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry. Non-perishable food items, personal care/hygiene items, cash, and checks welcome. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! A series of conversations around the University’s divisional alignment will take place this term. The following forums are open to all OSU students, faculty and staff:
Earth Systems Science Forum, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., MU 206, Mark Abbott, Dean of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences, Sonny Ramaswamy, Dean of Agricultural Sciences, Hal Salwasser, Executive Dean, Division of Earth Systems Science; Dean of Forestry, Facilitator: Leslie Burns.
Health Sciences Forum, Feb. 4, 1 to 3 p.m., MU 109, Tammy Bray, Executive Dean, Division of Health Sciences; Dean of Health & Human Sciences, Cyril Clarke, Dean of Veterinary Medicine, Wayne Kradjan, Dean of Pharmacy, Facilitator: Larry Roper.
Business and Engineering Forum, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, MU Journey Room, Ron Adams, Executive Dean, Division of Business & Engineering; Dean of Engineering, Ilene Kleinsorge, Dean of Business, Facilitator: Larry Roper.
Divisional Alignment Forum, an open discussion of all divisions, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., MU Journey Room. Tammy Bray, Executive Dean, Division of Health Sciences; Dean of Health & Human Sciences, Ilene Kleinsorge, Dean of Business, Larry Rodgers, Executive Dean, Division of Arts & Sciences; Dean of Liberal Arts, Hal Salwasser, Executive Dean, Division of Earth Systems Science; Dean of Forestry, Facilitator: Leslie Burns.
Arts and Sciences Forum, Feb. 25, 1 to 3 p.m., MU 208. Sherm Bloomer, Dean of Science, Larry Rodgers, Executive Dean, Division of Arts & Sciences; Dean of Liberal Arts, Sam Stern, Dean of Education, Facilitator: Paul Doescher.
Divisional alightment forum – open discussion of all divisions, March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Willamette West Room, Valley Library, Ron Adams, Executive Dean, Division of Business & Engineering; Dean of Engineering, Tammy Bray, Executive Dean, Division of Health Sciences; Dean of Health & Human Sciences, Larry Rodgers, Executive Dean, Division of Arts & Sciences; Dean of Liberal Arts, Hal Salwasser, Executive Dean, Division of Earth Systems Science; Dean of Forestry, Facilitator: Leslie Burns
NEW! Please join us at the fourth annual OSU Nonprofit & Volunteer Expo on Jan. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the OSU Memorial Union Ballroom. For the past three years, approximately 50 local and nationwide non- profits have attended the expo to recruit volunteers, interns, and graduates, and educate Oregon State students about career options in the non-profit and public sectors. The Nonprofit & Volunteer Expo is a joint effort between Career Services and the Community Service Center (CSC), a student-led leadership program on campus.
NEW! The Mark H. Middlekauf Graduate Student Seminar, sponsored by the Department of Microbiology, takes place at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 29 in Nash Hall Room 206. The presenter is Nikki Marshall, and the seminar is titled, “Investigations of regulatory T cell induction during dioxin exposure.”
NEW! Join U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader for a town hall on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.
NEW! The Corvallis Swing Dance Society is hosting a free swing dance Jan. 31 at Oddfellows Hall, 223 S.W. Second St. Beginners lessons are from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by dancing from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information go to http://corvallisswing.com
NEW! Dennis Lynn, instructor in Human Development and Family Sciences at OSU Cascades Campus, will speak on “Six Qualities of a Strong Family,” from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at Cascades Campus as part of their lunchtime lecture series. It takes place in Cascades Hall Room 118.
NEW! The Western Poultry Scholarship and Research Foundation will be honoring Thomas F. Savage of the Department of Animal Sciences for his many years of selfless service to OSU student scholars on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. in Withycombe 117. The formal program will start at 10:20 a.m.
The science of aging ranges from biochemistry to exercise and personality. At the Jan. 28 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty lunch club, in MU 109, Karen Hooker, director of OSU’s Center for Healthy Aging Research, will discuss projects under way in the center. Guests can reserve a seat by calling Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783.
Come join the Power Up discussion: Food and Nutrition: Fuel for the mind, body, and soul, 6 p.m., Jan. 28, Dixon Upper Classroom. Join Whitney Sweat, R.D. as she discusses the many ways food fuels us and learn how to reap its benefits.
Should parents whose children die because of religious-based medical neglect be prosecuted? Experts will discuss that question and more at Oregon State University. The event, “What More in the Name of God? Faith Healing and the Death of Children,” will be held Jan. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library.
Former Austin Entrepreneurship Program student Ryan Kirkpatrick will speak Jan. 28 at OSU on creating two successful start-ups. He will give a lecture from noon to 1:20 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall. Faculty are invited for a luncheon meeting with Kirkpatrick from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the 5th Floor Conference Room, Weatherford Hall. Please RSVP at RSVPAEP@bus.oregonstate.edu by Jan. 25 and note the name of event. Students are invited to a Fireside Chat from 3-4 p.m. in the Trysting Tree Conference Room D107, Weatherford Hall. This is your chance to meet one-on-one with our guest speaker. RSVP at RSVPAEP@bus.oregonstate.edu and note the name of event.
2010 HHS Internship Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29. For EXSS, HDFS-HS, and PH students. Get your foot in the door! Meet with career professionals from over 40 businesses and organizations to find out about internship possibilities. The college’s 20 student clubs and oraganizations will be represented as well. Enjoy pizza, vegetables and drinks. This annual event is free.
News for Employees
Applications for the LL. Stewart Faculty Development Award are due Feb. 1. The L.L. Stewart award provides individual faculty members with grants of up to $2,200 for professional development activities that have a clear connection to the enhancement of teaching and student learning at OSU. In addition, up to two grants for $4,400 may also be considered for exceptionally compelling and well-written proposals. Academic advising-related proposals are welcome. Applications are available at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/grants/grants.php
“Welcoming Diversity: Valuing the Differences Among Us” Workshop. A limited number of openings are available for the 2010-11 sessions on Feb. 15 and March 12. Workshop details and pre-registration information is available on the OSU Campus Coalition Builders website at http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/ccb/ccbcalendar.html. Participation in will serve as a pre-requisite for the “Skill Building to Effectively Interrupt Prejudicial Behaviors” scheduled for April.
The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Major Research Instrumentation (NSF-MRI) program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/mri.htm
NSF – MRI program site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.htm Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Feb. 26 and should be sent electrically as a MS Word or PDF document to email@example.com
The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Spring 2010. Applications are due in the Research office by March 8. Please note: Proposals must be submitted electronically. Complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/rerf.htm
The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) for Summer Term 2010. Applications are due in the Research Office by March 1. The complete program description and application may be accessed on the Research Office web site at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive
Selah Meyer, Sarah Paeth and OSU students living in Azalea House Co-Op are doing a shoe drive for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Donations of lightly-used tennis shoes, running shoes, hiking boots, or sandals are being sought. The goal is 300 pairs of shoes, so every pair counts. The drive continues through Jan. 30. Drop shoes off at 1050 S.W. Madison Dr. (Azalea House)
The Graduate School encourages your nomination of qualified, degree-seeking graduate and post-baccalaureate professional students, including eligible students at OSU Cascades Campus, under the Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship program. Total funding available for these awards will be distributed equally on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Nominations must be received by the Graduate School by Feb. 15. Information regarding this and other scholarship and fellowship programs administered by the Graduate School may be found at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school/.
The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Faculty Release Time (FRT) for 2010-11 Release for Fall term 2010, Winter term 2011 or Spring term 2011. Applications are due in the Research Office by Feb. 22, 2010. The complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria can be accessed at the Research Office website: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt.htm. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Charitable Fund Drive Update
Congratulations! We have surpassed the 2008-2009 donation amount of $117,568, which benefits organizations such as United Way. To date, 236 OSU employees have donated a total of $118,894. But there’s still time to donate, by going to http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/ and donating. You have until Jan. 31.
Revenue Agent II – Student Finance, Office of Business Affairs, Oregon State University, F/T, $2390-3405/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing Date: Feb. 10. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute seeks to hire a Faculty Research Assistant to support the development of a microchannel atomizer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. To review job posting and apply, see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting #0005183, closing date 02/05/10. For full consideration apply by Feb. 5. OSU is an AA/EOE.
Office Specialist 1, OSU Extension Service – Linn County. F/T, starting at $1923 monthly + benefits. Major duties include: performing office reception duties, including collecting funds for publication sales and registration fees for events, routing customer and volunteer inquiries; clerical support to volunteer 4-H program, Master Gardener volunteers including generating, duplicating, and mailing correspondence and other documents, and maintaining 4-H database; ordering office supplies and maintaining publications inventory. For complete announcement including minimum qualifications, special requirements/preferences & application materials visit web site http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing date Feb. 1 at 5 pm. OSU is an AA/EOE.
Grants/ Contracts Tech in the department of Botany & Plant Pathology. This is a full-time, 12-month position. This is an internal search and open only to OSU employees, for more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0005193. Closing date is Feb. 4. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The Oregon State University Foundation is recruiting for a Foundation Relations Coordinator. The Foundation Relations program is responsible for building a broad base of philanthropic support from local, regional, and national foundations for the priorities of Oregon State University. The position involves reporting directly to and working closely with the Director of Foundation Relations, the Foundation Relations Coordinator will provide support for and assist in the administration and coordination of all activities of the Foundation Relations program. To review a full job description and instructions on how to apply go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/
Office Specialist 2: The department of Mathematics is recruiting for an Office Specialist 2. This is a full-time, 12-month position. This is an internal search and open only to OSU employees, for more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0005147. For consideration apply by Jan. 28. OSU is an AA/EOE.
Fiscal Coordinator I: The Office of Business Affairs invites applications for a Fiscal Coordinator I. This is a full-time, 12 month position. This is an internal search and open only to OSU employees; for more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting 0005156. Closing Date: Feb. 1. OSU is an AA/EOE.
INTO Oregon State University is searching for a Director of Studies. The Director of Studies provides leadership to all academic personnel within the INTO OSU Center and works to maintain the academic and financial health of the academic and intensive English programs. The Director of Studies will have overall operational responsibility for the management and development of teaching programs, academic managers and related resource within the Center. This accountability also involves the management and development of the academic support team. Visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp, job posting number 0005129.
The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position of Director of Development for the College of Engineering. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.
The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position of Director of Development, Linus Pauling Institute. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.
The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an Executive Director of the Oregon 4-H Foundation and Director of Development to work in collaboration with the assigned development team and OSU leadership. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.
The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an Associate Creative Director, Special Events to develop the creative look for specific events and assist with coordination of other events. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.
The Oregon State University Foundation has a job opportunity for a Telefund Manager/Student Based Programs Manager to oversee the Student Telephone Outreach Program, create the Student Philanthropy Program and continue to grow the Senior Class Gift Program. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.
Extension Program Leader: Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for the position of Extended Program Leader. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed term position For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0005107. Closing date is Feb. 28. OSU is an AA/EOE
Traffic and Maintenance
Kerr Admin: Due to testing on the fire alarm system, fire horns, bells, and/or alarms will sound during this time. Facilities crews will be working to test and reset the building fire system. This testing is necessary to ensure the building fire system is functioning properly. The testing will begin at 11 p.m. Jan. 30 and should conclude by 5 a.m. Jan. 31.
We get another break from the rain today. It will be a foggy day in some parts of the valley, but otherwise cloudy with a high of 43 and a low of 35. Tomorrow will be more of the same, but a chance of rain exists for Thursday evening.