Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves February 28, 2014

Seminars & Defenses

Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense:Ms. Julia Rosen (Ph.D., Geology). "Augmenting and Interpreting Ice Core Greenhouse Gas Records."

Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Owen Hall 101.  WR Seminar: Meghna Babbar-Sebens. "Participatory technologies for stakeholder-driven optimization of conservation practices in agricultural watershed."

Thursday, March 6, 2014. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 1003 KEC. G&G Seminar: Rick Carlson, Carnegie, DTM. "Pacific Northwest Volcanism: The Connection of Mantle Dynamics and Continent Formation."

Friday, March 7, 2014. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, 1001 KEC. GEM Seminar: Kate Meehan UofO, Department of Geography. “Beyond the Meter: Quantifying and Explaining Informal Water Use in Mexico.”

Monday, March 10, 2014. 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Wilkinson Hall 203. Student Defense: Ms. Candice-Michelle Weems (Ph.D., Geography). "Examining the spatial patterns of urban environmental amenities on the process of socioeconomic and racial change in Seattle, Washington."

Monday, March 10, 2014. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. David Cade (M.S., Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences). "Detection, Classification and Ecology of Acoustic Scattering Layers."


**Important Information Regarding Temporary Employment**

Effective immediately, to align with Federal law, OSU must list every employment opening with the state Employment Service Delivery System, unless one or more of the following criteria are met:

*Position will last three days or less; or
*Position is executive or senior management; or
*Position will be filled from within the organization. 

What does this mean for hiring managers of future Temporary positions in the CoF, CEOAS  or FOBC? 

  • Most importantly, before seeking individuals to fill temporary positions, hiring managers must notify the FOBC HR Team as soon as a potential need to hire arisesFOBC HR personnel will assist hiring managers with the necessary steps to determine the options available for hiring temporary workers. 

Why is it important for hiring managers to start the hiring process before the workers are needed?

 If it is necessary to post a position, it must be posted for a minimum of 5 days.
       *If a Criminal History or Motor Vehicle Check is required (based on duties of position), workers may not begin working
         until cleared
, which may delay the start date by one or more days.
       *If a competitive search is required (appointment to be filled externally), the hiring manager/search committee is required
        to review/consider all applicants, and provide reasons for non-selection of all applicants not hired.  This process may be
        time-consuming, depending on the number of applicants.

 How does a hiring manager start the process for hiring a temporary worker?

 Who can a hiring manager contact for assistance with Temporary Appointments?

 For appointments in the College of Forestry or the Forestry, Oceanic & Atmospheric Business Center,
please contact:  Kelly Peck, Human Resources Coordinator, kelly.peck@oregonstate.edu

For appointments in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences,
please contact:  Ronda Bullis, Human Resources Coordinator, ronda.bullis@oregonstate.edu

-Your FOBC Human Resources Team

Video Production Workshop

OSU's Integrated Communications is offering a video production workshop on March 26 from 9:30AM until noon in Kidder Hall, room 202. It will be a comprehensive introduction to video production and the skills required to produce content. It will cover the essentials from pre-production through post-production, with a brief break-out session for hands-on camera training. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to justin.smith@oregonstate.edu (Multimedia Production Manager Interactive Communications)

Salmon Bowl 2014 - THIS WEEKEND!

Looking for fun, excitement, and passionate competition?  Come to the 17th Annual Salmon Bowl on Saturday, March 1st where high school students from all over Oregon, Idaho, and Northern California are coming to compete!  It's like 'It's Academic' with an ocean science twist!  Game rounds last all day starting at 8:15AM in Burt and Wilkinson Halls.  The edge of your seat finals will be in Gilfilan Auditorium at 3:45PM, so don't miss it!  Come join in on the excitement and show your support for these fantastic students!

Opportunity for grad students and post-docs

Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences
June 30-July 3, 2014,  University of Pittsburgh
Application deadline: Monday March 3

This workshop is designed for graduate students, post-docs, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Faculty members and administrators will provide guidance and information that will help participants to be stronger candidates for academic positions and to succeed in academic jobs.

Participants will learn about academic careers in different educational settings (e.g., two-year colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, universities), explore aspects of effective and innovative teaching, consider how to move their research forward in different educational settings, have the opportunity to have their teaching and/or research statements reviewed in small groups (or participate in a session on developing such statements), learn more about the job search process, and meet informally with other participants and with workshop leaders from a range of educational settings.

You can find more details on the workshop website. Apply online by March 3.

APPLY NOW: Deep Carbon Observatory Summer School

The first Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Summer School will be held 13-18 July 2014 at Big Sky Resort in Montana with fieldwork in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The purpose of the Summer School is to introduce 30 students, postdocs, and/or early-career researchers interested in deep carbon science to the interdisciplinary concepts which are the cornerstone of DCO’s approach to understanding Earth. Lodging and meals will be provided at no cost to summer school students, and expenses for economy travel to the school location will be fully reimbursed in most cases. To be eligible, applicants must be pursuing research related to one of the DCO themes as a current graduate student or postdoc within three years of completing his/her PhD.

Additional information about the school curriculum and instructors will be available by early 2014. Application forms are to be accompanied by a short CV (1-2 pages); two letters of reference; one page (500 words or less) describing the applicant’s interest in attending the summer school (please attach to the online form). Applications are due by Monday, 31 March 2014. Adrian Jones, University College London, and John Baross, University of Washington, are organizing the summer school.

A message from our friends at Linn Benton Food Share:

Linn Benton Food Share - and our partner agencies - are very grateful for the wonderful support Oregon State has provided us through the State Employees Food Drive. Currently, over 15,000 people eat from an emergency food box each month in Linn and Benton counties-nearly 6,000 are children. Your contributions do matter.  You make a tremendous difference in the lives of many people living in our area!


Thanks to our successful bake sale and bountious cash donations...the CEOAS contribution this year is $769.00!!
We add to that the matching donation of $500 from our anonymous faculty member. Brings the grand total up to....AMAZING!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week

Acrylic painting "Looking Back to Pohnpei" by Jane Huyer

Jane has three paintings in the Pacific Island Culture art exhibit at LaSells Stewart Center, showing until March 28. All three are based on photographs taken from R/V Wecoma during the 1992-93 Coupled Air-Sea Response Experiment (TOGA-COARE) in the far western Pacific. Reception is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 pm, on Friday, February 28.

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