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.
In a Feb. 7 address at the Oregon Convention Center, Oregon State University President Ed Ray emphasized the importance of improving diversity at the school – and called on state government to provide more funding for higher education.
According to study author Daniel Hartung, "Access to buprenorphine is vital within the Medicare program because Medicare has not historically covered methadone, which is the other [anti-opioid drug] indicated for opioid use disorder." Hartung is an associate professor at OHSU/Oregon State University College of Pharmacy.
“The running hypothesis is that any time the whales are talking about something other than breeding, they’re using calls,” explains Fournet, who completed the work while at Oregon State University.
That future is possible, scientists say. Researchers already have the ability to remove, replace and change genes that could immediately increase productivity and improve the health of plants and animals, according to Steve Strauss, a professor and researcher at Oregon State University. Strauss and a task force of six other scientists have written a scientific paper that suggests gene editing, together with other genetic technologies, can help to feed the world sustainably.
Farmers will be able to plant Oregon State University's new malting barley variety Thunder next fall.
Jesse Colin Young, best known as the singer of the 1960s pop rock anthem, “Get Together,” will appear at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Corvallis. Young’s performance is part of the American Strings series presented by the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University.
Corvallis Queer Film Festival: The fifth Corvallis Queer Film Festival, featuring an all short film program, will run Feb. 21-23 at the Darkside Cinema in Corvallis. More than 50 films, selected for their artful portrayals of a range of identities and experiences within the LGBTQ+ communities around the globe, will be shown at no charge during the festival. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisQueerFilmFestival/.
Bingo! It’s your last week to pick up your bingo cards before we start calling numbers. Cards are available for purchase in the Kerr Administration building, B100 (Business Affairs) through Friday, Feb. 15. $1 each or 6 for $5. Bingo numbers will be announced each weekday starting Feb. 18 on the BAFF Food Drive page. Winner receives 50 percent of the proceeds; the other 50 percent will be donated to the Food Drive.
Library impact studies: M. Brooke Robertshaw, OSU’s assessment librarian, will present on a meta-analysis of library impact studies that investigated library impact on retention and GPA. She will also discuss the ethics of performing these kinds of studies. Friday Feb. 15, 10-11:30 a.m., Valley Library Willamette East & West Rooms (3622)
OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 S.W. 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.
OPA Event: Commercialization of OSU Innovations: The speaker is Katie Pettinger from OSU Advantage Accelerator. Pizza lunch will be provided. Feb. 15 from noon to 1 p.m. at Heckart Lodge 110. Register by Feb. 14 via this link (first-come, first-served): http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_00ypmSVyoZ3yFaR
OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Sara Gonzalez, assistant professor in anthropology at the University of Washington, will give a lecture titled, "Finding a Grand Ronde Way: The Field Methods in Indigenous Archaeology Field School." Gonzalez will speak on Feb. 15 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in LINC 302. This event is part of the OSU Anthropology Program's Lecture Series. Questions? Contact: Joan Gross at email@example.com.
The College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ weekly research seminar will be held from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in HFC 115. Bruce Goldberg, professor at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and senior associate director of the Oregon Rural Practice Based Research Network at OHSU, will present “Lessons Learned from Oregon's Health Reforms.”
Interview Master Class: Scientists and science communicators from all disciplines are invited to join veteran NPR journalists Jane Greenhalgh and Alice Winkler for a dynamic exploration of how to give compelling interviews about your science. This workshop will use a “master class” format, with live interviewing and clips of NPR and other science and health reporting interspersed throughout the presentation. Friday, Feb. 15, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Kearney 112. Light refreshments will be served. The class is sponsored by CPHHS and CEOAS. Visit ceoas.oregonstate.edu/talksci to register.
Outdoor Gear Sale: Join the Adventure Leadership Institute and Surplus Property for the annual outdoor gear sale on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in McAlexander Fieldhouse. Gear will include used snowshoes, kayaks, camping equipment, maps and more. More information available online or by contacting Emily Abrams at 541-737-4254 or via email.
Site of Sound: Site of Sound Series presents an afternoon of adventurous and newly composed music featuring: Re:Soundings Trio- Catherine Lee, oboe; John Savage, flute and Dana Reason, keyboard/fixed media. This is a new series curated by Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research, Dana Reason and is jointly produced by the Truckenbrod Gallery, OSU: SAC and Boxwood Labs LLC. Feb. 16, 3 p.m., Truckenbrod Gallery 517 SW Second St. Corvallis. Free for students, $10 others at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/402230553920070/
NEW! The Ecology of Creative Space: An Oregon Humanities Public Conversation Project: How can the natural world inspire more creativity in the places we live, work, and play? Join facilitator Maesie Speer, programs director at the Caldera Arts Center, for a workshop that will engage your mind and imagination with creative activities and discussion. Saturday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Corvallis Public Library's Main Meeting Room. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project. Free and open to the public. Learn more.
Gymnastics: OSU vs. California, Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Gill Coliseum. Sunday’s meet is the gymnastics program’s annual DAM Cancer meet. Fans can purchase their official pink DAM Cancer T-shirt at the Beaver Store and receive free admission to all DAM Cancer events through the rest of the academic year (gymnastics, Feb. 17, and softball, April 5-7).
Prospective student open house: Spring preview, an open house program for prospective students, will be in CH2M and the Memorial Union on Monday, Feb. 18. There will be approximately 800 to 1,000 guests on campus, which may impact parking and retail food locations. Welcome the guests while they are on campus.
Faculty Conversations with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring several small group conversations with President Ed Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional) during Fall term. Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the president to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Feb. 18, 1-2:30 p.m., March 5, 10-11:30 a.m. If you wish to participate, access the registration form at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3JBqwXvBKb6FNlz to register for the below sessions. Session requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.
Winter Repair Fair: Bring your broken items and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings; attend demos to learn more skills. Repair skills will be offered for appliances, clothing, housewares, bicycles, computer, jewelry, and musical instruments. Also, drop-in demos will be offered each hour: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Airy Upcycling: Build Your Own Planter for Air Plants (free plant) and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Lookin’ Sharp - How to Sharpen Your Own Knives. Feb. 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. OSUsed Store, 644 S.W. 13th St. Repair Fairs are sponsored by the Waste Watchers, helping you save money, gain skills and reduce waste. Learn more at http://tiny.cc/repair-fair and join us on Facebook.
Lectures, Workshops, Webinars
NEW! Tuesday Teaching Talk: Join Lori Kays (a.m.) or Devon Quick (p.m.) to consider approaches to combing student-centered activities and presentation-style instruction in one class time session. This two-hour workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 on on Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by. Learn more here. Contact us here.
NEW! Basic Excel for Financial CORE Data: CORE provides a convenient interface to query data for common use cases that we encounter with financial data. What if you have an unusual data need though? This hands-on workshop will look at the basics of manipulating CORE data in Excel for common business functions. This includes how to split and join data, using VLOOKUP, sorting and more. Note: This session is restricted to employees with a FIN3 or higher security level in CORE. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2-3 p.m., Cascade Hall 118, In-Person. Contact IAR with questions. Register Here
Crop and Soil Science/Horticulture Winter 2019 Seminar Series: Pahoua Yang and Sarah Windes, graduate students in the Department of Crop and Soil Science, will give a research presentations on “Colorado potato beetle in the Columbia Basin: New Development” and “Beer flavor and climate change: doing my part,” respectively. They will speak on Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. in the Agricultural and Life Sciences Building, room 4000. For more information, contact Emmalie Goodwin at Emmalie.Goodwin@oregonstate.edu.
Preston Green – Sustainable Forest Management M.S. Defense: Preston Green will present his thesis, “Insight into the Productivity, Cost and Soil Impacts of a Cable-assisted Harvester-forwarder Thinning in Western Oregon,” on Monday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. in 107 Richardson Hall. Preston is advised by major professor Woodam Chung in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management. Free and open to the public.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning journal club: The SOTL journal club turns lab-based principles of learning and memory into effective classroom practice. Join us for monthly readings and discussion of evidence-based pedagogy. All are welcome. Next meeting Feb 21, 10 a.m., Reed Lodge 219. Check our website for further dates and links to readings. http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/sotl/
Field to Market workshop: The Oregon State University Extension Service, Family and Community Health Program in Clackamas County, the Metro Small Farms Program and the Oregon Department of Agriculture are partnering to offer ‘The Essentials’ Field-to-Market workshop. Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Willamette Research & Extension Center, 15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora. Registration: http://bit.ly/FTMEssentials. Cost: $25/person, $40/couple. Registration includes snacks and a flash drive loaded with resources. (Scholarships available, call 503-557-5885 to inquire).
NEW! Book Sale: Join us Feb. 18 through 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Richardson Hall, 2nd Floor Knuckle. Book prices will vary. For more information contact Jessica.Fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.
NEW! New Morning Bakery Cookie Decorating: Stop by 116 Gilmore Hall on Feb 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to decorate (and eat, if you want) a delicious cookie donated by New Morning Bakery. Tons of toppings to choose from. $2 per cookie. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Bagel Break: Come and join us for the annual EESC Bagel Break in 400 Kerr Administration Building on Feb. 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and enjoy Panera bagels, beverages, and games! Minimum donation amount will be $3. Stop by for a delicious morning treat. For questions, please contact Noelle.Mills@oregonstate.edu.
NEW! Taco Tuesday: The tacos will be 3 for $5. Feb 19, noon to 1 p.m. in 240 Strand Agricultural Hall. For more information contact Jessica.Fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu
Soup Sale: Come check out a variety of soups that will be for sale on Feb. 18 at Magruder Hall. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available. One bowl of soup will be sold for $3, or $5 gets you a bowl, bread and a drink. Questions, contact Sara.email@example.com.
Rummage sale: OSU News & Research Communications is hosting a rummage sale to benefit the OSU Food Drive. Items include toys, books, music, movies, pet supplies, household items and more. Feb. 18-22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kerr fourth-floor lobby. Cash or checks only.
Printing and Mailing Food Drive: Did you know that P&M Services has a spinning wheel and Plinko games at the Xpress Stop in the MU? Bring $1 or two cans of food for chance to win a prize. We have received more than $600 in gift card donations from various local businesses. Come in to Xpress Stop for a chance to win and help the food drive at the same time. Don’t forget that every Wednesday in the month of February is fresh baked chocolate chip cookie day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Printing and Mailing Food Drive: Campus Mail has dropped off Orange Food Donation Bags while delivering mail throughout campus. You can use these for your donation and leave for Campus Mail to pick-up every Friday in the Month of February.
Honors College Jamba Juice fundraiser: Pick up cards from the front desk in LINC 450 for just $10 and get more than $20 worth of savings on smoothies from Jamba Juice; 50 percent of proceeds go straight to Linn-Benton Food Share. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wine Gift Basket Raffle: COE-EECS is raffling off two wine gift baskets. Each gift basket will contain a bottle of white/red wine, $10 gift card to Beaver Cheese & Clark Meat Science Center, and more. Tickets are $2, and on sale Feb. 4-13, and can be purchased in Kelley Engineering 1148 during regular office hours. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the office is open. Closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. For more information contact email@example.com.
Hot Chocolate and Cider Break: Warm up during the month of February (4-28). Stop by Gilmore Hall 116 for $1 hot chocolate and cider every weekday from 8-5. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Printing & Mailing Services' Annual Food Drive: Drop off non-perishable food or cash to the Xpress Stop during the month of February: $1 or two cans of food to spin the wheel and every spin wins a prize.
Gift Basket Raffle: EESC is raffling off four gift baskets. There will be a movie basket, Valentine's Day basket, book basket and gardening basket. Drawings take place each Thursday. Tickets are 1/$1 or 6/$5. See Noelle Mills or Pete Petryszak in Kerr Administration Building 422 for tickets. For questions, contact Noelle.Mills@oregonstate.edu.
BEE Girl Scout Cookie Raffle: Get your hands on three boxes of coveted Girl Scout Cookies, including the new caramel chocolate chip. Stop by Gilmore Hall 116 to purchase your $1 tickets. Drawing on Feb 28. For more information, email Jennifer.email@example.com.
Book and DVD Sale: Purchase lightly used books, DVDs and board games to support the 2019 OSU Food Drive. Items range $1 to $5. The sale will be running all month in the Magruder Hall lobby. For questions, contact Sara.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilt and Wood Raffle Ticket Sale: Raffle tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5 and can be purchased at the Forestry HelpDesk in Richardson Hall throughout the month of February. The drawing will be on Feb, 28 at 1 p.m. For more information contact Jessica.Fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.
Bulb Sale: Are you ready for spring? Bulbs are still available for order. You can order directly from Dutch Mills Bulbs by visiting the Business Affairs fundraising page or stop by Kerr B100 to place your order. Each kit is only $10 and will arrive in time for your spring planting. Orders must be received by Feb. 25.
NEW! START Bilingüe Volunteers Needed: New Student Programs & Family Outreach is looking for staff and faculty that are interested in assisting with our START Bilingüe program. START Bilingüe is an orientation track for Spanish-speaking parents and family members of incoming new students taking place during our orientation session Sunday, July 7, and Monday, July 8. We are searching in particular for volunteers that are Spanish-speaking to assist with the facilitation of sessions and engaging with families during the program. For inquiries please contact Jess Tallant, Parent & Family Programs coordinator, at Jessica.email@example.com
NEW! Mid-Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Food in Emergencies: If a disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days or even weeks. Options for food storage include freeze-dried foods, MREs, dehydrated, foods, and canned foods. This month’s poster can be downloaded https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/Monthly/03-15%20Food-portrait.pdf
NEW! Spring Family Weekend: Spring Family Weekend is taking place on May 3-5, 2019. If your department or organization is planning on hosting an event and would like this information to be included in the master program please fill out this form by Friday, March 22. All events that are recorded after the deadline will only be placed on the online schedule. If you have questions regarding Family Weekends, they can be directed to New Student Programs & Family Outreach or Jess Tallant, Parent and Family Programs coordinator, at Jessica.Tallant@oregonstate.edu.
NEW! OSU Group Discount for NCORE Registration: The 2019 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) is coming to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland this May. NCORE is an annual conference on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. Here is an overview of the schedule. Pre-conference institutes are on Tuesday, May 28, and regular conference sessions are Wednesday, May 29, through Saturday, June 1. OSU employee discount: Register through this employee discount link to save 10 percent. The OSU group rate is $625 for the conference only through March 31 ($715 beginning April 1); the OSU group rate for the conference PLUS pre-conference institute is $715 through March 31 ($805 beginning April 1). Student flat rate is $495 (with or without the pre-conference institute) no matter when you register; register here if you are a student. OSU’s Search Advocate program will sponsor a limited number of $625 conference registration scholarships for those who have already completed search advocate training – the scholarship application was emailed to the search advocate listserv on Feb. 13, and applications are due by March 1.
Faculty Awards Solicitation: The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the awards selected by the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee. Criteria and nomination forms are online at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/individual-awards; online nominations will be accepted through March 18; hard copies may be delivered to the Faculty Senate Office (Gilkey Hall 107) by March 20. Guidelines for preparing nomination packets are available online at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/sites/senate.oregonstate.edu/files/guidelinesfacultysenateawardnominationpackets.pdf. For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on other awards, which are selected by a variety of groups, is online at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/individual-awards. Note that nominations for these awards have varying deadlines, so check each award for the appropriate deadline. A new award is the Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award; online nominations will be accepted through March 22. Nomination materials are at https://diversity.oregonstate.edu/outstanding-diversity-advocate-award.
AEELab: Sign up to take part in economics experiments for cash at the Applied Experimental Economics Lab in the Applied Economics department. No affiliation with OSU is required for participation, and anyone is invited to register through our website at https://oregonstate-aeelab.sona-systems.com/. Find more information about us at our Facebook page.
Animal Action Day: Help out some furry friends by engaging in direct service work. Some of the projects include a work party at the Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary and a Craft N’ Care event with Heartland Humane Society creating bandanas and toys. Saturday, March 2. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/y2jt8u63.
Seeking nominations for O&E Vice Provost Awards for Excellence: The Awards for Excellence reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, planet and economy through outreach and engagement. If you – faculty, staff, or students – have taken part in, or know of, an outreach and engagement project implemented in the past five years that is deserving of special recognition, submit nominations by Feb. 28. You can self-nominate or nominate others. Visit http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/vice-provost-awards, or call 541-737-1327 for information.
OSU Cycling Club Home Race: Sports clubs and the OSU Cycling Club are hosting their annual Randall Fox Beaver Omnium as part of the USA Cycling Northwest Collegiate Cycling Conference on March 9-10. Races include a road race and time trial on March 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a criterium on March 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m, and all race events are free to watch. To volunteer for this event, sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f44a5ae28a2fd0-2019. For more information about this event, contact Austin Ellerbruch at email@example.com.
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To apply for the below positions, visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs unless otherwise specified.
NEW! Office Specialist 1: This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 1 position for the Clackamas County Extension Office at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon. Posting #P01989CT. Closes Feb. 24.
NEW! University Administrative Business Center at Oregon State University is seeking an Accountant 2. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, classified position. Posting #P01984CT. Closes Feb. 27.
NEW! Office Manager 1: The OSU Extension Clackamas County Office is seeking an Office Manager. This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Clackamas Regional Administrator. This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon. Posting #P02763UF. Closes March 10.
NEW! Library Technology Unit Manager: Oregon State University Libraries & Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #P02750UF. Closes March 12.
“my love is too delicate to have thrown back on my face / my love is too beautiful to have thrown back on my face / my love is too sanctified to have thrown back on my face / my love is too magic to have thrown back on my face." ~ Ntozake Shange.
Corvallis: Showers today, high of 48, low of 35. Showers through the weekend.
Central Oregon: Chance of snow, high of 39, low of 24. Chance of snow all weekend.
Newport: Showers, high of 49, low of 39. Showers likely through the weekend.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/