OSU Today

Friday, Oct. 7, 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.

Oregon State diploma yields top salary (Portland Business Journal)

Want your children to get the best salary possible after graduating in Oregon? Then send them to Oregon State University , which tops a list of 12 Oregon colleges with a median, mid-career salary of $86,900 a year, according to surveys by salary research company PayScale Inc. of Seattle.

OSU generates $42M in grants, contracts in September (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University faculty earned nearly $42 million in contracts and grants in September, breaking the Corvallis campus’ monthly record.

Former Starbucks president tells students ‘It’s not about the coffee’ (Gazette-Times)

“I was trying to avoid corporate life, and all of a sudden I was back in it again,” Howard Behar told a nearly full Austin Auditorium at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center on Wednesday night. That was how Behar described joining Starbucks in 1989, when he accepted a job as vice president of sales and operations.

Food safety starts in the garden (Register-Guard)

Sam Angima, a soils specialist, and Carolyn Raab, a foods and nutrition specialist — both with the Oregon State University Extension Service — offer these words of caution.

Oregon State’s Ron Adams woos industry (Portland Business Journal)

When Oregon State University wanted to boost its ties with industry, it was natural for the university to tap its engineering dean, Ron Adams.

The truth about stretching: Is it necessary? (Fox News)

In a study from the Oregon State University, subjects were asked to do a light, 5-minute warm-up on the treadmill, followed by one of the stretch types: static, dynamic or no stretch at all. Then, they needed to perform some jump moves.

Garden fresh produce a hit at Adams Elementary (Gazette-Times)

The garden was revived two years ago with the help of Oehler and Sue Pisas, who are Oregon State University master gardeners.


NEW! Nacho bar: First Friday lunch is planned today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University Motor Pool. Giant nacho bar featuring a large amount of comfort foods and toppings–sour cream, salsa, cheeses, olives, guacamole, black beans, and chips. All the food provided by the staff and donors so bring a friend.

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 p.m., 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

Upcoming Events

NEW! Webinar: “Narrating PowerPoint with Adobe Captivate,” with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Learn how to add narration your PowerPoint presentations and upload them into your Blackboard course(s). Oct. 11, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Online Webinar. To learn about webinars ad register, visit http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

NEW! Retirement party: A retirement reception for Carol Andrews will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3 to 4 p.m. in MU 208. Andrews has been with the university for more than 20 years,creating the university’s first official web presence as well as helping to roll out the latest, award-winning version.

NEW! Reception for Joyce Fred: The OSU community is invited to a reception to recognize Joyce Fred and her six-year leadership as Risk Officer at OSU. Joyce is leaving us to begin a career at Tulane University in New Orleans. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday Oct. 12, 3:30 to 5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery.

NEW! HEM forum: AAUP is sponsoring a HEM forum on Oct. 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Weinger room 151. OSU faculty Patti Watkins,
Clinical Health Psychologist and Rick Hangartner, Patient Advocate/HIT Specialist will present their research on the lack of science in the HEM program, and the implementation of HEM programs across the country. Joan M. Kapowich, RN, PEBB and OEBB Administrator will also be in attendance at the forum. She will present the benefits of the HEM program.

NEW! Sustainability Steward: Become a Neighborhood Sustainability Steward by joining the OSU Extension Service Benton County volunteer program: The Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards.  Course starts Oct. 18 and meets at 6 p.m. for eight consecutive Tuesdays. $50 covers all your materials. For more info contact Jody Einerson 541-766-6311 or  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/

NEW! The Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger:  The 18th annual Magic Barrel is set for 7 p.m., Friday, Oct 21, Corvallis HS Theater.  Fine writers, including OSU’s Jon Lewis, Karen Holmberg, and Keith Scribner read samples of their work, Sideways Portal contributes music, local chefs provide delicacies.  $7 or give what you can.  Proceeds to Linn Benton Food Share.

NEW! Halloween With Harry Potter: A concert by the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra takes place at LaSells Stewart Center on Sunday, Oct. 30. At 3 p.m. the orchestra will perform music from the first three Harry Potter movies. Beginning at 1 p.m., those with tickets to the concert are invited to come to the lobby of LaSells Stewart Center for a pre-concert, “Diagon Alley” themed, interactive community business fair. All tickets are $10  available online at cosusymphony.org and at Grass Roots Books & Music, Gracewinds Music and the door prior to the concert. Doors and box office open at 1 p.m.

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

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

Lectures and seminars

Intercultural communication: Elizabeth Root will present her research titled “The Voice at the Front of the Room: Identity Dialectics of the Intercultural Communication Instructor,” on Oct. 14, 4 p.m. in Shepard Hall 106. This paper is based on an autoethnography conducted by Root and three of her colleagues; together they explore how their identities and intercultural experiences impact the teaching of course content.

Cultural insights: William Wei (Wei Xueming), a visiting scholar from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,will share cultural insights that he gained from living and studying at OSU for several terms. His talk takes place Nov. 11, 4 p.m. in Shepard Hall 106.

News for Employees

NEW! Emergency Alert Test: OSU will test the campus Emergency Alert System on Wed., Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. The system will send test messages to every employee and student with an OSU e-mail address. Make sure you’re prepared – log in to the system now at alert.oregonstate.edu under the “Enter your contact information” tab, using your e-mail address and OSU ID number. Input your best contact info and specify the priority for how you should be reached – text, e-mail and voice call options are all available. Read the alert test news release for more information.

NEW! Grad Student and Faculty Workshops: The OSU Libraries Fall 2011 Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series kicks off on Oct. 12-13 with sessions on EndNote, EndNote Web and Zotero, all great citation manager tools.  Register at:  http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656-Library-Workshops-for-Grad-Students-Faculty?tab=2451

NEW! Historic equipment display: You are invited to stop by the Kerr Admin Bldg, third floor, and look at the Research Office’s small display of historic research equipment in the glass case at the south end of the hall.  A hearty thank you to all those colleges who donated their old equipment to make this display a reality.

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.

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.

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.


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.

The Smile Program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Administrative Program Specialist position at Oregon State University.   Posting #0008131. Closes Oct. 20.

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/


Corvallis: If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate, get ready to dance, as we may just see some sunshine this weekend. There’s a slight chance of rain today after morning fog, but Saturday should be partly sunny and pleasant, with a high of 67. Showers roll in Saturday night and continue through Sunday.

Central Oregon: Expect mild, partly cloudy weather all weekend, with highs in the low 60s. Showers will be back by Monday.

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