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.
We tried the seaweed that 'tastes like bacon' and is healthier than kale -here's the verdict (Business Insider)
The story of this tasty sea vegetable began in 2015, when researchers at Oregon State University patented a new strain of seaweed that allegedly tasted like bacon when cooked. Fisheries professor Chris Langdon came across the vegetable while trying to find a good food source for edible sea snails, or abalone, a popular food in many parts of Asia.
Power restored after outage affects more than 3,000 customers, cancels OSU classes (Democrat-Herald)
Oregon State University officials canceled classes in about 20 campus buildings Thursday morning after a power outage affected more than 3,000 customers in Corvallis.
Dogs help children with disabilities be more active (New York Daily News)
Young cerebral palsy sufferers spend significantly less time playing and participating in physical activities compared to other children and are seen as part of a "health disparity group," meaning they'll face many health-related challenges throughout their lives. But, with the physical activity plan that researchers from Oregon State University came up with for this study, the child "dramatically" improved in all aspects of his life. (see also KTVZ)
NEW! Beaver Classic Cheese Sales: Come purchase your favorite Beaver Classic Cheeses. Take home some of our new flavors...Porter Soaked, Hard Cider Soaked or Pinot Soaked Cheddars. Or our newest Award Winner...Smoked Cheddar - American Cheese Society 3rd Place 2016. Fridays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Withycombe 159. For more information email@example.com
Music a la Carte: Looking Wolf - A Band of Brothers. Native American inspired folk music with Jan Michael Looking Wolf. Friday, May 12, noon, Memorial Union Lounge. Free.
OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.
Ethnic Studies Now! A Student Research Symposium: Hosted by OSU and UO, Ethnic Studies Now! is taking place from noon- 5 p.m. on Friday, May 12, at the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez. Lunch starts at noon, and includes opening remarks from President Ed Ray, and a keynote address by Laura Pulido (University of Oregon). So, join us and come hear students discuss their research and activism efforts (in 10 minutes or less!). Panel sessions will begin at 1 p.m. Feel free to stop by for as long as you are able and support students from OSU, UO, PSU, and Western Washington University.
OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Reem Hajjar, assistant professor of Forest Ecosystems & Society at OSU, will give a lecture on "Forest-Dependent Livelihoods under Recent Forest Sector Reforms in Ghana." Hajjar will speak on May 12 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program's "Tan Sack" Lecture Series.
Native American Flute Circle: Join the annual gathering of the "world's largest" Native American Flute Circle, lead by Jan Michael Looking Wolf. Friday, May 12, 1:30 p.m., Student Experience Center Outdoor Plaza. Free.
Hunting Birds With a Camera: Bob Sallinger, conservation director for Portland Audubon, and Laura Cray, archives specialist for Oregon Historical Society, examine the work of William L. Finley and Herman T. Bohlman in the early 1900s. Scaling trees, fording rivers, and braving Oregon's most rugged landscapes, the pair went to almost any lengths to capture Oregon's birds on film. Their photographs and tireless dedication to education and outreach helped establish the state's first wildlife refuges and laid the foundation for Oregon's legacy as a leader in conservation. Saturday, May 13, 6-7:30 p.m., OSU Valley Library, Willamette Room. Sponsor: Oregon Historical Society and Oregon State University.
Mi Familia: Mi Familia Weekend will be held on Friday and Saturday May 12-13. Mi Familia Weekend is a free bilingual (English/Spanish) event designed to connect families of underrepresented students with the Oregon State community. There will be speakers, workshop sessions, cultural performances, delicious food, and much, more! Join us starting 5 p.m. Friday in the MU. Register Here! For registration questions contact Natalie Vega-Juarez: firstname.lastname@example.org
OSU Walking Tour, Mothers' Day: OSU is Corvallis' most recent historic district with more than 80 contributing structures and it's the only Oregon Campus listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the development of campus structures, and early Olmsted and Taylor campus plans, quads, and viewsheds. Appreciate the most comprehensive collection of distinctive John V. Bennes-designed buildings. Sunday, May 14, 2-4 pm, Meet at east side of Benton Hall, 14th St near Monroe.Tour limited to 20 persons; for reservations call (541) 737-0540.Tour guide: Local author Larry Landis, OSU Archivist, Sponsor: Benton County Historic Resources Commission and OSU.
NEW! Involvement Lunch Fair: all students are invited for a free lunch and casual conversation with peers, faculty, and staff who are involved in some of the amazing experiences that OSU has to offer! Hear about why getting involved matters, how to connect, and what resources are available. Join us on Thursday, May 18, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Student Experience Center main lobby. Hosted by Student Leadership and Involvement. For accommodations or more info, contact: email@example.com
NEW! Micro / Macro : Ocean is a pop-up duo exhibit off campus, sponsored by SPARK. Join us for a one night only reception on Thursday May 18 from 4 - 8 p.m. featuring creative work from Samm Newton and Tara Pierce. Pieces are inspired by the sea that surrounds us--the deep blue heart of this planet.
Carpool Pizza Lunch: Transportation Services invites commuters from Eugene and Springfield areas to a free pizza lunch from noon until 1 p.m. in the Asian Pacific American Room in the Memorial Union (MU206) on Wednesday, May 17. There will be a short presentation on carpooling and vanpooling, and time to connect with other OSU commuters from your area.
Lunch Hour Tours 2017: The next tour will be held May 17 in the Kelly Engineering Building. If you are a part of Finance and Administration come join the fun, meet new people, learn about the OSU community, new research and ideas. To register for the tour or to learn more log on to: http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=22.
Faculty/Staff FREE Nutrition Counseling: Last chance this year. The OSU dietetic interns are offering free nutrition counseling sessions to faculty and staff. Appointments are available on Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Can count towards your HEM requirement! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment.
Lectures, Workshops, Webinars
NEW! Tuesday Teaching Talks: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) every Tuesday for just-in-time-teaching workshops. Attend one or all. Certificates are provided to those who complete at least eight sessions. On May 16, we will explore How People Learn through brain-based and active learning strategies. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 & 2. No need to register - just come on by! Learn more here. Contact us here.
NEW! Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Special Seminar: Dylan Williams from the Communications Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology will present "Metrology for 5G Millimeter-Wave Communication Systems." Tuesday, May 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Kelley Engineering Center 1001.
NEW! PERS: Tier 1 & 2 Simplified. What role will PERS play in your retirement plan? Understand how your PERS retirement works and explore the various choices, advantages/disadvantages you will need to consider when you decide to retire. May 16, noon, MU 212 Designed for people within 5 years of retirement. Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS*. RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com
NEW! Milne Lecture Series in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science: Michael I. Jordan, Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor at UC Berkeley Departments of Statistics and Computer Science will give two lectures. The public lecture, "On Computational Thinking, Inferential Thinking and Data Science," will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. in LINC 128. The technical lecture, "Communication-Avoiding Statistical Inference," will be held on Wednesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. in Dearborn 118. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
NEW! Talk for Water-Panel Discussion: OSU professors Kassahun Melesse (Applied Economics) and Kenny Maes (Anthropology) plus graduate students Yihenew Tesfaye and Micknai Arefaine will discuss water in Ethiopia, "From Farm to Table," Tuesday, May 16, at 4 p.m. The panel discussion will be held in the International Living Learning Center (ILLC), room 155. For more information, contact Larry Becker, email@example.com.
NEW! Public Health alumni panel - Hear from alumni working at Kaiser Permanente, Samaritan Health Plans, Susan G. Koman and more. May 16 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Hallie Ford Center, room 115. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To register or for more information, please click here.
NEW! Game Face is Not the Only Face: Aaron Taylor, a former professional football player in the NFL, will be speaking on his personal experiences with mental health challenges as a black male athlete and how he learned to overcome them on May 16 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. Free entry and open to all.
2017 Distinguished Professor Lectures, May 15: Join this year's distinguished professors, Alan Mix, Distinguished Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. for his lecture entitled "Past Dials Future: Potential Climate Tipping Points and their Impacts in a Warming World" and John Selker, Distinguished Professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. for his lecture entitled "Seeing Water Through Fresh Eyes". There will be a joint reception at 2:45 between the two lectures hosted by the Office of the Provost and the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Both lectures will be held in the MU Horizon Room and livestreamed on live.oregonstate.edu. For more information, http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/provost/distinguished-professor. For questions or accommodations for disabilities, firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-4717.
Virtuous Sons of Abraham: Jewish Identity in a Hellenistic World under Rome - Kevin Osterloh, Center for the Humanities Research Fellow, will discuss the Maccabean Revolt of 167-64 BCE, a rebellion that led to Judean independence from Seleucid-Greek rule. The talk will focus on portrayals of Jewish manliness inspired by a redefinition of Roman masculinity that came at the expense of the Greek effeminate other. Monday, May 15, 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson.
Psychological Science spring colloquium: Haley Allemand: Understanding Women's Endorsement of Ambivalent, Benevolent, and Hostile Sexism. May 15, 4-5 p.m. in Reed Lodge room 111. Li Zheng: The Negative Effects of System Justification on Perspective-taking, Empathy, and Helping Behavior. May 15, 4-5 p.m. in Reed Lodge room 111.
Sensory Evaluation of Wine Course. Hurry! One-of-a-kind course in the heart of the Willamette Valley - ideal for tasting room managers, winery staff and wine enthusiasts. Learn more.
Introduction to Business Analysis & Needs Assessment. Get an immediate jumpstart as a Business Analyst and gain the core skills, techniques and practices that hiring managers are looking to hire. Learn more.
OSU Webinar: "Find Gold by Understanding the Fundamentals of Data Analytics." Find out how Big Data is changing, especially for those . Sign up here for access.
OSU Webinar: "The Semicolon Mystery Revealed." Elevate your writing and make it more professional and polished by mastering this often-misused punctuation. Sign up here for access.
OSU Webinar: "Sneak Peek at Exclusive Project Management Certificate Courses." Learn project management essentials from Cyndi Dionisio, advisor to the Project Management Institute and consultant for the Central Intelligence Agency, Hewlett Packard and others. Sign up for access.
Leadership Collaborative I (LCI) Applications for the fall, 2017 LCI session are now being accepted! The LCI includes 6 sessions on Emergent Leadership. The LCI features engaged, self-directed learning; team-approach; practical, effective tools & skills; and on-the-job implementation. All OSU employees are encouraged to apply. Learn more and submit your application at http://hr.oregonstate.edu/lc1-emergence This is the only LCI session offered this academic year.
Popular Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Course is Back! Only a few seats remain for this ever-popular course that covers today's best practices and strategies to improve performance in search engine result pages (SERPs) and pay-per-click advertising. Learn more.
Free OSU Webinar. "Sneak Peek Into New NSF Proposal Course." Only about 12% of applicants of the Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal (GRFP) get awarded. In this webinar, you can learn the steps needed to prepare a successful proposal. Sign up here for access.
Apply now for Ecampus professional development funds: Oregon State Ecampus invites faculty, staff and administrators to pursue professional development related to online and hybrid education. Further your professional goals while promoting effective teaching and learning in OSU's online and hybrid courses. Funding is available for professorial faculty and professional faculty and advisors. The application deadline is June 7, so learn more and apply online today.
Day of Caring: Registration for the Center for Civic Engagement's (CCE) Day of Caring Service Projects on Saturday May 20 is now OPEN! Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in this day of service. Check-in will be on campus in the MU Lounge with transportation provided from there. These projects allow participants the opportunity to engage in their local community, build relationships, make impactful changes, and begin to shape the type of community they want to live in. CCE is partnering with the United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties and the Alumni Association to host this event. Many projects can accommodate children and youth as well. Pre-registration is required for Day of Caring, so be sure to reserve your spot by signing up here: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/cce/dayofcaring.
Volunteers needed for the Great Move Out: Volunteers are needed to staff the upcoming Move Out Donation Drive, assisting with receiving and sorting donations. Volunteers are needed for the off-campus event on June 14 and 15; details and sign-up here. And for the res. hall event June 8-20; details and sign-up here. Shifts will be held at the OSUsed Warehouse and Surplus Property (644 SW 13th Street) and Benton County Fairgrounds (110 SW 53rd Street).
Attention Artists! Marine Studies Initiative Call for Design Collaboration: OSU's Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) seeks innovative marine themed designs to be implemented as cut vinyl graphics for its new offices in the MSI Suite in Strand Hall. Selected works will receive cash prizes and be installed during the 2017-18 academic year. For more information or to look for team members in the marine sciences email: email@example.com. For complete details regarding the Call for Design Collaboration, please see link.
Taste Testers Wanted: a fun and tasty way to participate in food research. The OSU Center for Sensory & Consumer Behavior Research is looking for panelists for consumer taste tests. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Panelists receive up to $20/hour for their time. Tests run throughout the year but panelists choose which tests interest them. Fill out our questionnaire to get added to our pool at http://agsci-labs.oregonstate.edu/sensoryresearch/ or call 541-737-6506.
ESTEME@OSU: The ESTEME@OSU Project invites applications for the 2017-18 cohort of the Action Research Fellowship program at Oregon State University. The deadline has been extended to May 12. This fellowship supports instructors already using EBIPS in STEM courses to take the next step in educational innovation through action research; that is, asking and answering questions about practice and collecting evidence in their own classroom to inform practice. Fellows will be supported in three ways: 1) participation in an interdisciplinary community of instructors with similar goals to apply what research tells us about learning in the classroom; 2) partnership with an ESTEME@OSU mentor with practical expertise in education research to support research design, data collection and analysis; and 3) up to $3,000 in financial support that can cover travel, publication fees, supplies, or other research-related expenses. Read more here: http://bit.ly/arf_rfa_17
2017 OSU Commencement Volunteers Needed: More than 60 volunteers are needed to serve as information specialists and assist guests during this year's Commencement ceremony. Volunteers provide directions and programs; assist guests with seats and special needs, answer questions and are OSU ambassadors. Attendance at a mandatory training session is required either June 13 or June 14. Most volunteers will be needed on Saturday, June 17, from 8 - 11:30 a.m. Some will be asked to stay later dependent upon tasks assigned. For more information: http://commencement.oregonstate.edu/volunteers
Traffic and Maintenance
Steam shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university's steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building. This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide. The steam shutdown for 2017 will occur June 18, 6 p.m. - June 26, 8 a.m.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs unless otherwise specified.
Director of Public Safety: The Department of Public Safety seeks a director. Posting # PO1264UF. Closes May 12.
Executive Director for the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship. OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position as Executive Director for the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship. The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) provides an interface between the Central Oregon business community and OSU-Cascades, with a goal of catalyzing new business development that drives economic growth in the region. Posting # P01240UF. The full consideration date is May 12. Closes May 15.
The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) at Oregon State University (OSU) is hiring an Accounting Technician position. Posting # P00913CT. Closes May 14.
Certified Veterinary Technician. Oregon State University's (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Large Animal Hospital. The hospital is part of OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Posting #P00901CT. Closes May 14.
Administrative Program Assistant - The Office of Global Opportunities invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #P00904CT. For full consideration, apply by May 15; closes May 19.
EXTENDED! Education Program Assistant 2 - OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time (.95 FTE), limited duration (approximately 1 year), Education Program Assistant 2 (EPA2) in the Tillamook County Extension office in Tillamook. Posting# P00897CT. Closes May 15.
Administrative Program Assistant - The Office of Global Opportunities invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #P00904CT. Closes May 19. For full consideration, please apply by May 15.
MBA Recruiter - The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, MBA Recruiter position located in Portland, OR. Posting # P01243UF. Closes May 19.
Student Game Show Host - Student Health Services invites applications for 5 part-time student employees to host the START summer game show. This activity is used to educate incoming first-year students on SHS programs, services, as well as health and community resources. Posting #: P02219SE Additional application requirements: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6SvMdQCNT5aNPp3. Closes May 21.
NEW! This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Administrative Program Assistant position for the Office of the Registrar at Oregon State University. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year from the appointment begin date. Posting #P00945CT. Closes May 22.
NEW! The Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) is recruiting for an Administrative Program Assistant. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year from begin date. Posting # P00947CT. Closes May 31 with a full-Consideration date of May 22.
Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Advanced Practice Clinician (NP/PA- Mid-Level Practitioner), Posting #P00908CT. Closes May 22.
Education Abroad Director (Internal Opportunity) - The Office of Global Opportunities invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Education Abroad Director position. Posting #P01282UF. Closes May 22. This is an internal employment opportunity.
Temporary Lifeguard - This recruitment will be used to fill two part-time Lifeguards for the 4-H Oregon Conference/Education Center at Oregon State University (OSU). These positions will be located in Salem, Oregon. Posting# P00921CT. Closes May 22.
Memorial Union invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Project Coordinator position. Position focus is event management and coordination. Posting #P00902CT. Closes May 22.
Oregon Sea Grant is recruiting for a 0.5 FTE, classified, administrative program assistant (content strategist). This position will report work performed by Sea Grant-funded individuals to the National Sea Grant Library and plan and implement ways to disseminate OSG-related content and amplify awareness of the value of Oregon Sea Grant. Position is based at OSU. Posting # P00936CT, Closes: June 6. Full consideration date: May 23.
NEW! Office Assistant - This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, intermittent Office Assistant for the Wallowa County Extension Office at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Enterprise, Oregon. Posting# P00948CT. Closes May 25.
NEW! Education Placement Internship Coordinator. OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position as Education Placement Internship Coordinator. The Education Placement Internship Coordinator conducts, facilitates, and oversees Teacher Education and School Counseling program students in their clinical field placements. Posting # P01300UF. The full consideration date is May 25 and the closing date is May 29.
Health and Safety Coordinator - The Office of Global Opportunities invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Health and Safety Coordinator position. Posting #P01283UF. Closes May 29.
Analyst Programmer (Web Developer) - The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Web Developer. Posting # P00911CT. Closes May 29.
The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing is seeking an Office Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01281UF. Closes: May 29.
Linus Pauling Institute is hiring one Education Program Assistant 2, (approximately 32 hours per week). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year, 6 months from the appointment begin date. Posting # P00939CT. Closes May 30.
Course Development Student Worker - OSU Extended Campus invites applications for 1-4 part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) hourly, course development student worker. This position works closely with various members of the Instructional Design team of the Course Development and Training Unit of Ecampus to help with the process of building online courses and on-going course maintenance through a variety of tasks. Posting #P02121SE. Closes May 31.
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 1, position for Enrollment Management Info Tech at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #P00930CT. Closes June 2.
Civic Engagement Coordinator - Student Leadership & Involvement in the Division of Student Affairs is seeking a Civic Engagement Coordinator. The Civic Engagement Coordinator will facilitate a wide range of civic learning and engagement opportunities and advance a culture of civic engagement and co-curricular community-based learning on campus, specifically throughout Student Affairs and via one-time projects and programs. This is a full-time, 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #P01275UF. Closes June 2.
Corvallis: "The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot." ~ Mark Twain. Showers today, high of 56, low of 45. Showers this weekend.
Central Oregon: Slight chance of snow showers followed by showers, high of 53, low of 32. Chance of showers this weekend.
Newport: Showers, high of 53, low of 44. Showers this weekend.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/