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Program Schedule

TRIAD Faculty/Staff Club Spring 2015 Programs


Welcome to Spring Term! With the exception of May 21, lunches will be held in the MU, room 211, on Thursdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. during the academic term. Please check the schedule for the location. If you need to check or change your membership status — whether it's active or inactive — please contact Shelly Signs either by email at shelly.signs@oregonstate.edu or by phone, 541-737-0724. Have a great term!

Spring 2015

Date Location Speaker


April 2
MU 211
Stephanie Jenkins, Philosophy
Why Disability Ethics Matters
April 9
MU 211
Katy Prudic, Integrative Biology
Butterflies and Their Wings: How everyone can help study them
April 16
MU 211

Amy Below, Political Science

Cuba Under the Other Castro
April 23
MU 211 Colin Huber, University Marketing
The Many Voices of OSU: Communicating through social media
April 30
MU 211 Minjeong Kim, Design and Human Environment
Apparel Shopping Online: A peek into the consumer's mind
May 7
MU 211 President Ed Ray
Combined meeting with the Association of Office Professionals and the Professional Faculty Leadership Association
May 14
MU 211 Bob Cowen, Hatfield Marine Science Center
OSU's Marine Studies Initiative
May 21
Linus Pauling Sciencee Center 402
Tom Sharpton, Microbiology
The Microbiome Inside
May 28
MU 211
Starr McMullen, Applied Economics
What It Takes to Win a Fiddling Championship
June 4
MU 211
Business meeting


Winter 2015

Date Location Speaker


Jan. 8
MU 211
Shelby Walker, Director, Oregon Sea Grant
Moving from Inside the Beltway to Oregon Sea Grant: Perspectives of a New Arrival
Jan. 14
LaSells Stewart Center Gallery
Annual Winter Gala
Entertainment by Outspoken, OSU men's choral group
Jan. 22
Linus Pauling Science Center 402

Chris Chapman, Director of Bands

Oregon State University Band Program: Hidden Gem of the West Since 1891
Jan. 29
MU 211 John Wager, Prof. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Next Generation of Semiconductors at OSU
Feb. 5
MU 211 Robert Reff, Student Health Services
Reducing Alcohol Use Among OSU Students
Feb. 12
MU 211 John Turner, OSU Advantage, College of Business
A Seedbed for Startups: The OSU Advantage Accelerator
Feb. 19
MU 211 Susan Shaw, Director, Women's Studies ADVANCE for Women in Science at OSU
Feb. 26
MU 211
Bruce Geller, Professor of Microbiology
Molecular Medicine for Infectious Diseases
March 5
MU 211
Richard Wood, Commander, Naval ROTC
March 12
MU 211
Jean Hall, Professor, Veterinary Medicine

A New Biomarker for Kidney Function in Cats

Fall 2014

Date Location Speaker


Oct. 2
MU 211 George Edmonston, former editor, The Oregon Stater
Is OSU Lying About Its Age?
Oct. 9
MU 211
Tammy Bray, Dean, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Why Accreditation Matters
Oct. 16
MU 211
Dick Waring, Emeritus Professor, College of Forestry
Our Changing Forests
Oct. 23
LaSells Stewart Center
Jonathan Stoll, Director, OSU Community Relations
Getting to Know the Neighbors: OSU's Community Relations Program
Oct. 30
MU 211
Bill Smart, College of Engineering
Robots and Us: At the Human-Machine Interface
Nov. 6
MU 211
Kerry McPhail, College of Pharmacy
Deep-Sea Medicine: Potential New Drugs from the World's Oceans
Nov. 13
MU 211
Emily Ford, Head Coach, Women's Rowing Program
Rowing to the Finish Line: Women's Crew at OSU
Nov. 20
MU 211
Lt. Teresa Bloom, Oregon State Police
Public Safety on Campus
Dec. 4
MU 211

Dee Denver, College of Science


The Dharma of DNA: Buddhism and Science



Date Location Speaker


April 3
MU 211
Kyle Reed, Andrea Norris, Campus Recycling
Conserving our Planet’s Resources: How to Recycle on Campus
April 10
MU 211 Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice provost for Student Affairs
The first-year student experience
April 17
MU 211

Siew Sun Wong, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

The Childhood Obesity Project
April 24
MU 211 Tram Hoang, Tina Clawson, Dixon Rec Center
Student development: beyond the degree
May 1
MU 211 Dana Reason, Dept. of Music
Genre-Bending: The work of a composer-performer-musicologist
May 8
MU 211 Rich Carter, Dept. of Chemistry
The Business of Science: How a chemist learned to love spreadsheets
May 15
MU 211 John Bailey, College of Forestry Prescribed Fire for Resilient Forests
May 22
Linus Pauling Science Center, Rm. 402
Aurora Sherman, School of Psychological Sciences
Girls and Their Dolls: Stereotypes and self-perception
May 29
Linus Pauling Science Center, Rm. 402 David Dickson, Coach, Women's Rugby
Discovering Women's Rugby at OSU
June 5
MU 211
Business meeting

Election of officers, financial report, other business


Winter 2014

Date Location Speaker


MU 211
Kendra Sharp, College of Engineering
Humanitarian Engineering: A propopsal
Jan. 16
MU 211 Dr. Mike Huntington
The Affordable Care Act: Is this the best we can do?
Jan. 23
La Sells Stewart Center, Ag Science Rm

Scott Ashford, College of Engineering

Earthquake Resilience: The Cascadia Lifelines Program
La Sells Stewart Center, Ag Science Rm Julie Schwartz, OSU Alumni Association
Building Beaver Nation Through Alumni Connections
Feb. 6
MU 211 Hossien El-Nashaar
Challenges and Opportunities in International Agricultural Research
Feb. 13
MU 211 Larry Flick, College of Education
STEM Education at Oregon State
Feb. 20
MU 211 Tom Kaye, Institute of Applied Ecology
Research, Restoration and Education in a Conservation-Focused NGO: The Institute for Applied Ecology
Feb. 27
MU 211
Rebecca Olson, College of Liberal Arts
Textiles to Text: The language of Renaissance tapestries
March 6
MU 213
David Kerr, College of Liberal Arts
Shedding Some Light on the Winter Blues
March 13
MU 211
Jim White, College of Science

Conversation: Why are pharmaceuticals so expensive?


Fall 2013

Date Location Speaker


Oct. 3
MU 211
Steve Clark, University Relations and Marketing
Parking at OSU
Oct. 10
MU 211 Mai Araki
Sign Language in the Life of a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult)
Oct. 17
La Sells Stewart Center, Ag Science Rm

Bob Collier, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

The Ocean Observatories Initiative: 24/7 data from the Endurance Array
Oct. 24
La Sells Stewart Center, Ag Science Rm Bob McGorrin, Food Science and Technology
A Toast to OSU's Fermentation Science Program
Oct. 31
MU 213 Brooke Collison and D. Joan Collison
Four Months in Kenya: experiences with children, a university and the people
Nov. 7
MU 213 Marion Rossi, College of Liberal Arts
Raising the Curtain on OSU's Performing Arts
Nov. 14
MU 211 Linda Modrell, Benton County Commissioner
High-Speed Rail in the Willamette Valley? Can we get there from here?
Nov. 21
MU 211
Emily Ho, Linus Pauling Institute
Before the Feast: How to boost your immune system and prevent cancer
Nov. 28

Dec. 6
Location TBD
Holiday party



Spring 2013
Date Location Speaker


April 4
MU 109A Nancy King, College of Business
Privacy and the Internet
April 11
MU 109A Carly and David Lettero
Solar Energy for Ghana
April 18
MU 109A

John Byrne, former OSU president

Presidential Years: Stories behind the stories
April 25
MU 109A
Cub Kahn, Center for Teaching and Learning
Hybrid Courses and the Future of Higher Education
May 2
MU 109A Amy Koehlinger, School of History, Philosophy and Religion
Catholicism and  Boxing
May 9
MU 109A Adam Schultz. College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
In Hot Water: Geothermal systems, volcanoes and subducting plates
May 16
MU 109A Patrick Chiang, College of Engineering
Wearable Sensors for Non-Invasive Monitoring of Healthy Aging
May 23
MU 109A Gregg Walker, Speech Communications
Words Matter: Discourse on climate
May 30
MU 109A Susan Haig, U.S. Geological Survey, OSU Fisheries and Wildlife
Search and Recovery: The condor, spotted owl and other species
June 6
MU 109A Business meeting

Election of officers


Winter 2013

Date Location Speaker


Jan.10 MU 109A Mas Subramanian, Dept. of Chemistry A New True Blue
Jan. 17 MU 109A Viviana Perez, Linus Pauling Institute Naked Mole Rats and the Science of Aging
Jan. 24 LaSells Stewart Center

Aleita Hass-Holcombe, Corvallis Homeless Coalition

Winter Shelter for the Homeless
Jan.31 Linus Pauling Science Center, 402 Jason O'Brien, Extension Service Master Naturalist Program
Feb. 7 MU 109A Kevin Ahern, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics Biochemistry "Free and Easy," Hub of an Educational Ecosystem
Feb.14 MU 109A Ariko Iso, Dept. of Intercollegiate Athletics Prepping Athletes for the Gridiron
Feb. 21 MU 109A Steve Clark (OSU) and Jim Patterson (City of Corvallis) OSU-Corvallis Community Collaboration
Feb. 28 MU 109A Nancy Seifert, College of Public Health and Human Sciences Planning the Future of Healthcare Through CCOs, A New Vision of Oregon
March 7 MU 109A Kavinda Arthenayake, OSU Conference Services OSU Commencement: Hosting The First Lady
March 14 MU 109A Michael Nelson, College of Forestry Two Cultures, One Mission: Philosophy and Science



Fall 2012
Date Location Speaker


Sept. 27 MU 211 Noah Buckley, Admissions Incoming: A Profile of OSU's Class of 2016
Oct. 4 MU 211 Gus Bedwell, Veteran Services OSU, A Leader in Veteran Services
Oct. 11 MU 211 Joe Majeski, OSU Facilities Tree Doctors: Caring for OSU's  Urban Forest
Oct. 18 LaSells Stewart Center, Ag Leaders Rm. Ron Lovell, Emeritus Professor of English, Journalism The Mystery Novel
Oct. 25 MU 109A Bill Lunch, Emeritus, Political Science Elections 2012
Nov. 1 MU 211 Peg Herring Oregon and the Morrill Act
Nov. 8 MU 211 Kathryn Higley Lessons Learned from Fukushima
Nov. 15 MU 211 Viviana Perez, Linus Pauling Institute Naked Mole Rats and the Science of Aging
Nov. 29 MU 211 Mike Curtis, musician, composer, former OSU faculty member A Musician's Holiday
Dec. 6 Women's Building Holiday Party Held jointly with the Professional Faculty Leadership Association


Spring 2012

Date Room Speaker Topic
April 5 MU109 Angelo Gomez, Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion Why equity and inclusion matter
April 12 MU109 Xan Augerot, Director, Marys River Watershed Council The Marys River Watershed Council
April 19 MU109 Virginia Lesser, Director, Survey Research Center Asking the right questions: survey data for Oregon
April 26 MU109 Hannah Gosnell, Associate Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Rural sustainability in the West
May 3 MU109 Kevin Patton, Assistant Professor, Department of Music Digital music: technology and performance
May 10 MU109 Alison Koleszar, post-doc, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Eruption history of Mt. Hood
May 17 MU109 Lisa Templeton, Executive Director, E-Campus E-campus enrollment and summer outlook
May 24 402 Linus Pauling Science Center Scott Greenwood, Executive Director, Oregon State University Alumni Association How OSUAA is connecting with alums
May 31 MU109 Bill Ripple, Professor of Forestry Restoring ecosystems with large, fierce predators
June 7 MU109 Business meeting  


Winter 2012
Date Location Speaker


Jan. 12 MU109 Justin Fleming, OSU Motor Pool Stories from the Road
Jan. 19 Hallie Ford Center, room 115 Stewart Trost, College of Public Health and Human Sciences Childhood Obesity: What can we do?
Jan. 26 Linus Pauling Science Center, room 402 Steve Clark, Vice President, University Relations and Marketing Knowledge, Admiration, Support: Outcomes for marketing communications
Feb. 2 MU109 Kathie Dello, Oregon Climate Service Chance of Rain: From weather to climate
Feb. 9 MU109 Joseph Spatafora, OSU Faculty Athletics Representative Athletics and Academics
Feb. 16 MU 109 Sabah Randhawa, Provost The New Face of OSU
Feb. 23 MU109 Belinda Batten, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center Update on Wave Energy Research
March 1 MU109 Student officers of OSU's MANNRS chapter Accomplished Mentors: First in the nation
March 8 MU109 Bruce Weber, Agricultural and Resource Economics Oregon's Rural Counties and the Loss of Federal Funding
March 15 MU109 Lois Brooks, Vice Provost for Information Services Data In, Data Out: OSU's information common

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