OSU Today

Thursday, Oct. 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.

Wet weather could bring the worst wine grape harvest in decades (OPB)

Oregon State University experts say the late spring and wet early fall are threatening to keep wine grapes from ripening in time for harvest.

Oregon Sea Grant receives $2.6 million research grant (Gazette-Times)

The National Science Foundation awarded the Oregon Sea Grant a five-year $2.6 million grant to create a free-choice learning lab at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, the university announced Wednesday.

Whales tagged in anticipation of another marathon journey (Times Colonist)

Bruce Mate, director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, who has been part of the satellite tagging team both years, said he expects the Russian whales to stay around Sakhalin Island until January, which is when Flex took off.

Advance offers new opportunities in chemistry education, research (Orlando Bulletin)

Researchers at Oregon State University have created a new, unifying method to describe a basic chemical concept called “electronegativity,” first described almost 80 years ago by OSU alumnus Linus Pauling and part of the work that led to his receiving the Nobel Prize.

Science Pub set on OSU’s Third World work (Democrat-Herald)

Two Oregon State University groups will describe their efforts to bring shelter and clean water to people in developing countries at the next Corvallis Science Pub, on Monday, Oct. 10.

“Iraq Road Show” in Oregon highlights green, clean and reneweable (NUSACC)

Oregon State boasts nationally recognized programs in such areas as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.  OSU also ranks high in sustainability: fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-10 Conference. Against that backdrop, Oregon State University has launched an ambitious undertaking with Iraq that may serve as a model for other such initiatives.

Author questions efforts to fix homosexuality (Gazette-Times)

Activist and author Wayne Besen is scheduled to visit Oregon State University today to make the case that so-called reparative therapy meant to fix homosexuality in an individual is only part of a larger movement meant to discredit calls for gay rights.

Autumn beer suggestions from SF brewmasters (7×7)

“Of what I have tasted so far this year, the Fresh Hop Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes has been the biggest revelation. The brewery partnered with Oregon State University to cultivate a single plot of Cascade hops sewn from Heritage vines believed to pre-date prohibition.”

Today

PEBB presentation: PEBB presentation on the 2012 Healthcare Plans and the Health Engagement Model (HEM). Oct. 6, LaSells Stewart Center Construction & Engineering Hall. Times: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Seating capacity is 200 and is on a first come basis. Presenter is Wendy Edwards, PEBB’s Director of Operations.

Generation Organic Tour: Stop by for free organic string cheese and organic milk, play “Wheel of Farming,” and discuss sustainable agriculture with the young farmers of Generation Organic, Organic Valley Cooperative’s young farmer campus tour. Oct.6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the brick mall just east of the M.U. Quad. Student groups will also have information and displays.

Public health talk: Public health is more than flu shots and anti-smoking campaigns. At the Oct. 6 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Tom Eversole of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences will discuss OSU’s public-health initiative. Triad meets from noon to 1 p.m. in the MU, room 109. Guests are welcome and pay $10 for a catered lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, by Oct. 4 to save a seat.

Sustainable agriculture presentation: Members of Generation Organic, of Organic Valley Cooperative’s young farmer campus tour, will present “Know Your Farmer, Drive Your Future.” Oct. 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Agriculture and Life Sciences (ALS) room 4001.

Pioneering rock musicians: June Millington and her sister Jean will be at OSU on Thursday, Oct. 6 for a talk and a free concert open to the community. The talk begins at 4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 109 and the free public concert and CD release will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union ballroom.

PFLA event: You are invited to join PLFA (Professional Faculty Leadership Association) for a networking event, Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5-7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Lounge. Come meet your colleagues, build some new connections across campus; enjoy some fun networking, and learn more about PFLA.

Eco-friendly farming: Permaculture guru Wes Jackson will speak about combining planet-friendly farming practices with whiz-bang new plant breeds and genetic technologies during a lecture at 7 p.m., Oct. 6, in the LaSells Stewart Center. Jackson is the founder and current president of The Land Institute.

4-H Information Night: Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., at the Benton County Fairgrounds auditorium. Teens, children and their families can learn about 4-H and the many project areas available in Benton County. If you cannot attend 4-H Information Night but still want information on the Benton County 4-H program, call the OSU Extension Service, Benton County office at 766-6750 or http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/4h

Upcoming Events

NEW! Linus Pauling Science Center: Save-the-date for the grand opening of the Linus Pauling Science Center, Oct. 14. Sample offerings from Ava’s Cafe, tour the facility and learn about the research taking place in the building. Tours 1-6 p.m., main program at 3 p.m., auditorium presentations starting at 4 p.m.

NEW! Webinar: “Clickers: Managing Grades with Results Manager and Blackboard,”  with Darren Forrest (TAC). Learn how to use the Results Manager software to manage and upload clicker points data to your Blackboard Gradebook.  Oct. 10, 3 to 4 p.m. Online Webinar. Register here. To learn about our webinars and more information please visit the TAC website or contact TAC@oregonstate.edu

Workshop: “Introduction to Mind-Mapping,” with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn about mind-mapping and how to utilize it in your classes to improve learning. This workshop includes a mixture of conceptual and practical application, as well as a brief overview of existing mind mapping software and its features. Friday, Oct. 7, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Location: Waldo 120.

Webinar: “TAC.FM – Friday Morning TAC Tech Talk ” with host Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Each week on TAC.FM we will investigate technologies of interest to teaching faculty at OSU. This week we will discuss Podcast Producer, a lecture capture system available in some OSU classrooms. Friday, Oct. 7, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Online Webinar. For more information visit http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

Music a la Carte: The Music à la Carte concert series resumes on Friday, Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge. The opening performance features an OSU faculty recital by Rebecca Jeffers and Angela Carlson performing piano for four hands. Their program will include the OSU premiere of a newly commissioned work by Oregon-born composer Jesse Benjamin Jones.

Candidate forums: Presentations and open forums for the Facilities Services Assistant Director candidates take place on the following days: Oct. 7, Edward Guy MU 211 1:40-2:30 p.m.; and Oct. 12, Dan Kermoyan MU 211 1:40-2:30 p.m.

Reception for Ron Adams: Ron Adams will soon begin his appointment as Executive Associate Vice President for Research. The OSU community is invited to a reception to recognize his 13-year leadership as dean of the College of Engineering: Friday Oct. 7, 3 – 5 pm, MU 109.

Navajo film: An award-winning documentary film will be shown on Friday, Oct.7, beginning at 5:15 p.m., with a discussion about uranium contamination in the Navajo Nation following the screening. The free public event will be held in the Construction and Engineering Auditorium of LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis.

Flying Club Open House – Corvallis Airport, Sunday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come talk to members, see our aircraft and learn about the Oregon State Flying Club first hand. OSU & LBCC student, alumni, staff & families are eligible for membership. Visit: http://flying.oregonstate.edu/openhouse.php

Living center open house: The grand opening of the International Living-Learning Center Grand Opening takes place Oct. 10. The International Living-Learning Center is the new home for INTO Oregon State University and OSU International Programs. 4 p.m. main presentation and ribbon cutting 4:30 – 6 p.m. open house and self-guided tours. For more information visit the grand opening website.

Wood Magic: Oregon Wood Magic, the interactive experience designed to educate elementary students about the wonders of wood as a material, will take place on the OSU campus from Oct. 11-13 in Richardson Hall. More than 1,000 local school children are expected to participate in the event.

Research Office New Faculty Orientation: The Research Office is offering a new faculty orientation for professorial-ranked faculty and support staff on Nov. 11 from 7:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. The orientation will provide an overview of Research Office services that support faculty success. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Register at: http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=22

News for Employees

University Day recap: Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald gave a great keynote talk at this year’s University Day. Did you miss it, or do you want to see it again? You can! Mark your calendar for next year’s event, Sept. 20, 2012.

Attention Public Employees: The restrictions imposed by the law of the State of Oregon on your political activities are that “No public employee shall solicit any money, influence, service or other thing of value or otherwise promote or oppose any political committee or promote or oppose the nomination or election of a candidate, the gathering of signatures on an initiative, referendum or recall petition, the adoption of a measure or the recall of a public office holder while on the job during working hours. However, this section does not restrict the right of a public employee to express personal political views.” It is therefore the policy of the state and of your public employer that you may engage in political activity except in the context prohibited by state law when on the job during working hours. If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the Office of the General Counsel.

Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Fall 2011: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Fall 2011 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research.Deadline for submission: Nov. 14. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8390.

Wedding ring found: A gold wedding band with an engraving inside has been found on campus. Anyone missing a ring should contact campus security at 541-737-3010 and identify the ring in order to claim it.

Research blog: What are the bumper stickers our VP for research brought back from D.C.? See what federal agencies are saying, at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/researchupdate/2011/09/30/federal-agencies/

Myers Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI) workshop: OSU Women’s Network (OWN) and Career Services are hosting a two-part series, which will be held on Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 from noon – 1 p.m. at the Willamette East/West room, third floor of Valley Library. $14 fee. Register by Oct. 7. For more information, contact Adry Clark at adry.clark@oregonstate.edu or 737-0519.

Traffic and maintenance

Sidewalk between Jefferson Way and Dixon Rec: Due to reconstruction, the sidewalk between Jefferson Way and Dixon Rec will be temporarily closed.  It is necessary to reconstruct the sidewalk so it will be a compliant ADA path of travel. The shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 7 and should end by 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

Parking permits: Faculty and staff have until 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, to pay for their 2011-2012 parking permit via payroll deduction over one, three, or nine months. Go to Taps Online Services to purchase your permit or visit the TAPS Office at 100 Adams Hall.

Moreland Hall parking lot: Due to maintenance on the path of travel between Jefferson Way and Dixon Rec; service, motorcycle and several other parking spaces will be temporarily closed in the parking lot behind Moreland Hall. The shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 7 and should end by 5 p.m.

Parking strip, Memorial Union: Due to maintenance, the parking strip on 26th Street on the west side of the Memorial Union, will be temporarily closed. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. Oct. 7 and should end by 5 p.m.

INTO north and west parking lots: Due to maintenance areas of the north and of the west parking lot, adjacent to the International Living Learning Center, will be temporarily closed. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. Oct. 6 and should end by 3 p.m.

Parking lot between Rogers and Graf: Due to the use of a crane lift, associated with the project at Rogers Hall, parking lot shared by Dearborn Hall, Graf Hall & Covell Hall, will be temporarily closed. This lot is to be empty of all vehicles by the end of the day on Oct. 6. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. Oct. 7 and should end by 5 p.m.

Jobs

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

Oregon State University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion seeks applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Outreach and Communications Specialist. Closes Oct. 7. Posting #0008004

Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics is hiring a Public Information Representative 1. Major duties include preparation and presentation of public information to promote public awareness, understanding and acceptance of NERHP programs, activities, policies and procedures. Posting #0008058. Closes Oct. 7.

The University Library is inviting applications for an Associate Professor (Assessment Librarian), tenure track position. Posting #0007950. Closes Oct. 9.

The Center for Teaching Learning and Assessment invites applications for a part-time, 9-month, fixed-term Service Learning Faculty Development Coordinator position. Internal to OSU Employees Only. Posting # 0008084. Closes Oct. 9.

Information Services, Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term, 12-month, Associate Director of OUS Services. Posting #0008043. Closes Oct. 9.

Accountant 2: The Arts and Sciences Business Center is recruiting for a Accountant 2 position. This is a full-time, 12-month classified Posting #0007850. New closing date is Oct. 10.

Information Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term, 12-month, Director of Enterprise Computing Services. Posting #0008046. Closes Oct. 10.

Information Services, Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Analyst Programmer (Competency Level 3) position. Posting #0008055. Closes Oct. 10.

The University Library is inviting applications for an Associate Librarian, tenure track position. Posting #0007879. Closes Oct. 10.Human Resources Consultant 1 – Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0008061. Closes Oct. 12.

OUS International Programs invites applications for a part-time (0.45 FTE), fixed term, 12-month, Regional Advisor position housed at the University of Washington, Seattle. Posting #0008069. Closes Oct. 13.

Oregon State University, Facilities Services Department, is seeking a Fiscal Coordinator 1. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Job posting #0008145. Closes Oct. 14.

Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # 0008103. Closes Oct. 16.

Network Services, Open Source Programming invites applications for a Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Operating Systems-Network Analyst (Competency Level 2) position. Posting #0008050. Closes Oct. 19.

Media Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Equipment Systems Specialist (Competency level 2) position. Posting # 0008100. Closes Oct. 30.

Digital Media Coordinator– Media Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term, 12-month, Digital Media Coordinator position. Posting #0008034. Closes Oct. 30.

Operations Management – College of Business invites applicants for a part-time, fixed-term instructor of Operations Management winter term. Apply to instructor pool. Posting # 0007284

College of Business invites applicants for part-time, fixed-term instructors of Entrepreneurship and Business Quantitative Methods winter and spring terms. Masters Degree required. Apply to instructor pool posting # 0007284.

The Oregon State University Foundation has a job opportunity for a Telefund Manager/ Student Based Programs Manager to work at the Corvallis Office. To review a full job description and instructions on how to apply go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/

Weather

Corvallis: There will be a welcome break from the rain today as the chance of showers shrinks and cloudy skies prevail. Today’s high will be 61 with a low tonight of 47. Expect a foggy morning tomorrow as the ‘seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness’ are truly upon us.

Central Oregon: Well I do believe fall is finally here. A 20 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52 and a low of nearly 33. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph becoming north.

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