We are pleased to announce the session schedule for the Cayuse Workshop scheduled for Monday, April 30, in Milne (MCC) 130. Bethany Northquist, Professional Services Consultant from Cayuse, will be on campus to conduct a full day Cayuse Workshop comprising multiple sessions. Presentations will include basics of Cayuse, new features of recent upgrades, and reporting/data tools. Please note the computer classroom holds just 20 people so we have provided a Google Docs sign up list below for anyone who wants to reserve a seat.  Non-reserved seats will be open to anyone on a first come basis.  All sessions are open to our Outreach Community as well as Faculty and others who use Cayuse for proposal creation and submission.

To RESERVE a seat, please sign up on the Google Doc available at:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l9Vzy8ZXDdhaEVO_W6WLG9sDerripyNtoHKgTfGZLWw/edit?usp=sharingIf you have trouble signing on to this site, reply to this email  <Julie.Meier@oregonstate.eduand I will add your name to the session(s) you want to attend.

10:30am-Noon: Intro to Cayuse/Cayuse Basics
Basic Navigation
Proposal Creation in Cayuse SP
Creating a paired proposal in Cayuse 424
Proposal Submission

Noon-12:30pm: Break

12:30-1:00pm: Open Session/Workshop/Q&A
Open to anyone that is interested in learning more about Cayuse. Feel free to drop in even if you already attended an earlier session.
1:00-2:00pm: Reporting with Cayuse
How to access the canned reports in Cayuse SP
Who can see what within the reports
Cayuse SP/Cayuse 424 Data Connect

2:00-3:00pm: Navigating Cayuse SP
Advanced navigation in Cayuse SP
How to locate, view, and edit proposals in Cayuse SP
Roles and Access within Cayuse SP

3:00-5:00pm: Open Session/Workshop/Q&A
Open to anyone that is interested in learning more about Cayuse. Feel free to drop in even if you already attended an earlier session.


Julie Meier, Cayuse Administrator
Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration

Reduce the cost of textbooks and save OSU students money! OSU Faculty are invited to submit a proposal to replace a current textbook with high-quality, no or low-cost alternatives. Winners receive $500 to $1,000 to compensate them for time spent in locating, evaluating and selecting open educational resources or low-cost alternatives. This grant is sponsored by the Women’s Giving Circle. Proposals are due by May 30, 2018. Contact Stefanie Buck (stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu).

Spring Conference Registration is now CLOSED

Contact keith.foster@cgrb.oregonstate.edu for late registration

Friday, April 27, 2018

CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Oregon State University

Conference Committee

Vrushali Bokil – Associate Professor, Mathematics

Rebecca Hutchinson – Assistant Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife, EECS

Duo Jiang – Assistant Professor, Statistics

Molly Megraw – Assistant Professor, Botany & Plant Pathology

All individuals with an interest in computational biology are invited to attend and participate.

The Spring Conference/Colloquium will feature excellent science from invited guests, OSU faculty, students and staff.


ASBC Customers,

I wanted to let you know about a special Benny Buy training to be provided to ASBC staff and customers.  The training will cover primarily the requestor role, with considerable overlap with the shopper role.   The same training will be offered on two separate days, May 7 & 10.  Both trainings will be identical content, but are being offered at different times to make it easier for you to find a time that works with your schedule.

While Benny Buy is not yet required for all our purchasing, my understanding is that it will be our main mode for purchasing in the future.  This would be a great opportunity to get first time training, get extra training to help reinforce what you’ve already learned, ask questions directly to Alex Sims (trainer), bring examples to work through, and share observations/suggestions, etc.

This training would be particularly beneficial to unit administrative assistants, key contacts, and  office staff.  Unit heads and directors are also assigned the requestor role in the system, and may benefit from this training to help them handle requests themselves, or to assist them in supervising those who do.  Please also feel free to pass this invitation along to others in your units that you feel would benefit.  Examples would be individual PI’s or lab managers who have a particular interest in learning to use the new system in the requestor role.

The trainings will be 2 hours each in Kidder Hall, Room 278

May 7 from 3PM to 4:50PM

May 10 from 8AM to 9:50 AM

Hopefully, one of those times will work for you.  There is no need to RSVP, just show up.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you.




Mark Johnson, C.P.A.

Manager, Arts & Sciences Business Center

Oregon State University

Hovland Hall, 011

Corvallis, Oregon 97331




This email is to request your assistance in identifying any OSU graduate students or faculty (adjunct or otherwise), with a master’s degree or greater in chemistry, who is available to teach our General Chemistry course as an adjunct during the Fall 2018 term (August 29th – December 14th), please see Fall 2017 syllabus attached.

As our lecture (CHEM 121) and lab (CHEM 121L) are two separate courses, that need to be taken simultaneously, there is an option for the adjunct in question to teach the lecture only, with me teaching the lab.  Teaching both or lecture only is up to the adjunct we hire.

I ask that you direct interested parties to me, for questions, and to the link at https://www.nwcu.edu/employment/adjunct-instructor-pool/ for the application process.

Thank you.



Tim Rogers, M.Ed.

CHEM121_MCNEIL_FA17 08-24-17

Prof. May Nyman and her research group will be participating.  Make sure you attend and VOTE Nyman Group!!


My name is Sydney and I am an Environmental Engineering student planning the 2018 Dancing with the faculty event. Within the last two weeks you received an email inviting you to participate in this fundraising event, and I am sending this email to inform you that the event has been rescheduled to May 3rd. If you would still like to participate, or couldn’t participate before but can now, please fill out this poll.
In case you didn’t receive the previous email, allow me to explain what Dancing with the Faculty is. Dancing with the Faculty is a collaborative fundraising event between several College of Engineering and College of Science student groups and organizations, featuring the dancing talents of students and faculty across both colleges.  The event will also include a performance from PowerChord, one of OSU’s premier a cappella groups!
The event itself is free to attend, however the attendees get to vote for their favorite dance groups by donating $0.50 per vote. All of the funds raised for this even will be donated to Relay for Life, a community based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.
The event will now be taking place on May 3rd in the MU Horizon Room from 7-9pm!

Again, If you are interested please fill out this poll.

Please feel free to email myself at clarksy@oregonstate.edu, or reply to this email if you have any questions about the event. (Or even have faculty in mind you think would be fantastic for this kind of event!)

Even if you do not want to participate in dancing activities please consider still being at the event! It will be a great time with a great group of people! Additionally, please advertise to any students you might think would be interested!


Sydney Clark

President Elect – CBEE Student Club/AIChE Chapter
Laboratory Assistant – Goni Biogeochemistry Lab
Oregon State University

This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes a classified employee, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 4. To access the nomination form link, visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships

The solicitation for the FY 2019 CCI competition has just been posted. This covers new Phase I proposals as well as a Phase II renewal.


There are two significant changes in this call (both impact Phase I)

  • The deadline for CCI Phase I prelims has been moved earlier – it is now in mid-August
  • The competition is open to all areas supported by CHE, with particular encouragement for ideas that align with NSF’s 10 Big Ideas

Meanwhile, the FY 2018 Phase I competition continues…we have some interesting projects that are under review. Those new awards will be public in late August/early September. We always hope they are public by the ACS Meeting.

Please share this news with your networks (and alert them to the new prelim proposal deadline!). Potential applicants have almost four months to get their prelim ready.

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, May 4, with notification in Week 7.  Visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact Karen Holmberg at karen.holmberg@oregonstate.edu.


Whitworth University has 2 openings for benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track lecturer positions beginning August 2018.


Primary teaching responsibilities for 1st position include general, organic and biochemistry (GOB) for non-majors.

Primary teaching responsibilities for 2nd position include general chemistry lectures and labs.

Additional teaching assignments for both positions may include other lower division laboratories and courses as needed; a willingness to teach organic laboratories would be desirable. The anticipated teaching load is contingent on need but is anticipated to be 18-21 credit hours with benefits eligibility and faculty development opportunities.

For details and to apply, please go to http://www.whitworth.edu/Administration/HumanResources/jobs.aspx?typeid=4. Questions can be sent to Trisha Russell (trisharussell@whitworth.edu).

Please share with anyone who may be interested in applying.

Thank you,

Trisha Russell




Trisha Russell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, Co-Chair

Whitworth University

Spokane, WA