OSU Today

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 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.

Fruit of the vine (Register-Guard)

Researchers at Oregon State University agree. “Often the most challenging weather conditions produce some of the finest wines,” said Steve Renquist, an OSU Extension horticulturist who works with the wine industry in the Umpqua region. (see also the Republic)

Can antivirulence drugs stop infections without causing resistance? (Infection Control Today Magazine)

Brett Mellbye and Martin Schuster from Oregon State University carried out laboratory simulations to determine the effect antivirulence drug-resistant strains could have on therapy. (see also Daily Me)

OSU graduates out-earn their peers, says new PayScale ranking (Oregon Live)

Oregon State University not only attracts the best and brightest Oregon high school graduates, its own graduates go on to out-earn those of any other school in the state, new rankings from Seattle-based PayScale Inc. reveal.

Monster earthquake may hit off California coast within 50 years (Standard-Examiner)

Submarine landslides triggered by major quakes on land have sent layers of sediments onto the seabed, and by dating those sediments researchers led by Chris Goldfinger, a marine geologist at Oregon State University, have calculated that the temblors rupture the ground roughly every 240 years on what is called the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Spotted wing fruit fly could devastate Walla Walla Valley (Union-Bulletin)

Clive Kaiser, head of Oregon State Extension Services office in Milton-Freewater, said Friday that five new sightings of the “spotted wing drosophila” fruit fly have been confirmed in the area during the past few weeks.

Berkeley professor kicks off Horning lecture (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s annual Horning Lecture Series gets under way on Tuesday with Martin Jay, from the University of California, Berkeley, speaking on “Context and ‘The Event': The Challenge of French Theory to Historicism.'”

The Impact and the Darkness (Deadspin)

The lasting effect of Peter Gent’s “North Dallas Forty,” by Michael Oriard is a professor of English and associate dean at Oregon State University.


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.

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.

Coastal ecosystems: OSU professor Sally Hacker with Zoology will give a talk on beach grass invasions, climate change, and flooding risk in coastal dune ecosystems as part of the Ecological and Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series in ALS 4001 on Tues., Oct. 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Horning Lecture: Martin Jay with the University of California, Berkeley will speak on “Context and the Event: The Challenge of French Theory to Historicism” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the MU Journey Room. The lecture, part of the Horning Lecture series, is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Parent Lunch & Learn: Come enjoy your lunch with fellow parents from the OSU community.  On Oct. 12, Melissa Cheyney from OSU’s Reproductive Health Lab will be speaking about birthing options. The event is held in room 211 of the Memorial Union from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a sack lunch. For more information call 541-737-4906.

NEW! Faculty senate: The Oct. 13 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2011/20111013.html.
The meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall.

NEW! Webinar: “Narrating PowerPoint with Adobe Captivate,” with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). has been rescheduled for Tuesday Oct. 18, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Online Webinar. To learn about webinars and register, visit http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

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! All Things Oregon: An Overview of the Oregon Encyclopedia: Larry Landis and Mina Carson will give a talk about the Oregon Encyclopedia, a comprehensive compendium about Oregon’s history and culture. Landis and Carson will discuss the development, content, future, and how you can be involved. Friday, Oct. 14 from 10 to 11:30 in the Willamette rooms in the Valley Library.

NEW! Shakespeare’s Songbook: The Toronto Consort, a nine-piece medieval music group from Toronto, Ontario, Canada will present a lecture-recital titled “Shakespeare’s Songbook,” on the Oregon State University music series Music à la Carte, on Friday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge.

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.

Parent Lunch & Learn: Come enjoy your lunch with fellow parents from the OSU community. This month, Dr. Melissa Cheyney from OSU’s Reproductive Health Lab will be speaking about birthing options. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12 in MU room 211 from noon to 1p.m. All OSU students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Info: Childcare and Family Resources, 737-4906.

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.

Performance artist: The OSU Pride Center continues the celebration of Queer History Month by hosting Tim Miller, an internationally renowned queer performance artist and activist on the OSU campus on Wednesday, Oct 12 , 7 to 9 p.m. in the International Forum, Snell Hall. For more information contact the OSU Pride Center: 541-737-9161 or pride.center@oregonstate.edu

Daugherty reading: OSU professor Tracy Daugherty will read from his new book, a biography of “Catch-22” author Joseph Heller, titled “Just One Catch,” on Thursday, Oct. 13, at OSU’s Valley Library. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the main rotunda; a book signing follows.

Flu Shot Clinic for Students/Faculty/Staff: Thursday, Oct. 13, in MU 109, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $15 (charged to student account). Faculty/Staff: $26 (cash, check, or charged to PEBB Insurance). Bring OSU ID card and Providence or PacificSource insurance cards. FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.

Employee Benefits Fair: Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MU Ballroom. Meet with Health and Retirement providers and get all of your questions answered. Representatives from Providence, ODS, Willamette Dental, VSP, Standard Insurance, UNUM, EAP-Cascades Centers, PERS, OSGP, Fidelity, TIAA-CREF, Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA), Dixon Recreation, Faculty Fitness, Orange Rewards, Tobacco Cessation, Student Health Services, Environmental Health and Safety Public Safety, Child & Family Resources, and Weight Watchers. For more information visit the OHR website: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/openenrollment.html#benefitsfair

Medicare Workshop: Oct. 13, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., MU Room 208. Do you have Medicare or do you help a family member with Medicare issues? Learn the ABCs & Ds of Medicare and Medicare Supplemental plans. Workshop provided by the Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program (SHIBA). More information visit OHR website at: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/openenrollment.html#benefitsfair

Disability Workshops: Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. and 11:30 – Noon, MU Room 208. Learn how the short-term and long-term disability policies work, including waiting periods, process, etc. more information visit OHR website at: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/openenrollment.html#benefitsfair

Symphony Season Opener: “Local Virtuosos” on Oct. 13 features several OSU faculty and students as soloists under the baton of Marlan Carlson. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Austin Auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center. This opening concert is free to all staff, faculty and students with valid OSU ID card while seats last. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For information: http://www.cosusymphony.org/

Triad Meeting: Since 1915, the Oregon Stater magazine has been chronicling the people of Beaver Nation and the events that shape the university. At the Oct. 13 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Stater editor Kevin Miller will share some of the stories behind the headlines. Triad meets in the MU, room 109 from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome and pay $10 for a catered lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, by Oct. 11 to save a seat.

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.

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 as 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! Beaver Strides: Fall term Beaver Strides online registration is happening now. The Beaver Strides Kickoff party takes place Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plageman Building, Student Health Services room 322. Registered Beaver Striders will pick up their FREE pedometers, tracking booklets and be entered to win prizes. Register in advance at: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/beaverstrides

NEW! Online 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. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars Friday, Oct. 14, 10 to 10:50 a.m. for an online Webinar.

NEW! TIAA-CREF counseling sessions: Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Retirement Counselor will be on campus Nov. 1-3 for individual consultations during November. He can answer questions regarding the Tax Deferred Investment and Optional Retirement Programs with TIAA-CREF. To reserve a spot call 1-866-928-4221 ext 472601.

NEW! Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT 2011-12 Winter (Spring term release) program. Applications are due in the Research Office by Monday, Nov. 14. Guidelines for applications: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt.htm. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Research Funding Opportunity for Undergrads: The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC) program for Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2011-12. This program supports undergraduate research activities. Applications are due by Nov. 21. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-8390.

NEW! Library Research Travel Grants – The Oregon State University Libraries is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Library Research Travel Grants for the fall funding period.  These grants promote faculty scholarship and instructional expertise by supporting faculty travel to libraries and collections outside the state of Oregon. Deadline is Nov. 4. See for more information.  For information contact Jennifer Nutefall at 541-737-8527 or jennifer.nutefall@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Drupal assistance: Starting Oct. 14, CWS Training will be scheduling Open Lab hours throughout October, November, and December. The OSU Drupal 6 Open Lab is intended to assist those users who have  specific questions related to their organization’s Drupal sites. Consultation will be available for OSU Drupal 6 module and theme use and configuration. Register to ensure a spot. Drop-ins are welcomed as availability  allows.

NEW! NSF – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI): Acquisition or Development Program: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the NSF – MRI program. The program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/mri.htm. Submission deadline to the Research Office: Nov. 18. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

Campus restaurants: Peet’s Coffee and Tea, featuring coffee, tea and pastries, and Cascadia Market, featuring fresh produce, groceries, milk, and specialty items are now open in the International Living-Learning Center. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to visit the new restaurant locations. For daily hours of operation visit Food@OSU.

Workshop: “Advanced PowerPoint Design and Pedagogy.” with Weiwei Zhang (TAC). Effective use of presentation tools workshop designed to help instructors improve slide design/making skills in order to better support teaching and learning. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Milam 215

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.

Paperless Payroll System: Business Affairs is in the process of implementing a new paperless time/attendance and payroll system expected to save the university hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in data entry time and minimize further an already low error rate. Visit the project website for the system to learn more about implementation, view demos, ask questions and more: http://oregonstate.edu/fa/time-attendance/.

Travel Awards: The Graduate School is pleased to announce new centrally administered travel awards for students presenting their scholarly or creative work at prestigious national and international conferences. Program Directors or Department Heads/Chairs are invited to submit nominations for these awards. Click http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school/GraduateSchoolTravelAwards.pdf about the awards and application process.

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 manger tools. Register at: http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656-Library-Workshops-for-Grad-Students-Faculty?tab=2451

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 should end by 5 p.m. Dec. 16.


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

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 Adviser 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.

The Department of Crop and Soil Science invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Purity Supervisor position. Posting # 0007973. Closes Oct. 15.

The Registrar’s Office is inviting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # 0008150. Closes Oct. 16.

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.

The Institute of Natural Resources invites applications for a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Oregon Explorer Program Manager position in the Oregon Explorer Program. Posting # 0008119. Closes Oct. 21.

The Office of Human Resources is recruiting for a Human Resources Technical Lead. Full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting # 0008107. Closes Oct. 23.

Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Fiscal Officer position to oversee grants management, coordination, budget administration and compliance for over $6.5 million annual Sea Grant funds for this statewide program. Posting #0008138. Closes: Oct. 23.

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.

Director of College Forests: The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time Director of College Forests, a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term, professional faculty position.  Posting #0008152.  For full consideration, apply by Nov. 6.

The Office of the Dean of Student Life in the Division of Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month fixed term Veteran Services Advisor. Posting #0008134. Closes Nov. 6.

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: “October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came – The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name.” – George Cooper. Showers continue today with a high of 63 and a low of 46. Tomorrow the rain should taper off by the afternoon.

Central Oregon: Its going to be a windy day tomorrow so hold on to your hats. A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55 low near 31. West wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

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