All updated opportunities have been posted to the website at

Please forward along to those who may be interested and have them contact me if they have any questions.  I am happy to meet with departments and  / or individual faculty to discuss particular research interest if you find I may be missing a particular niche.

Thank you,



Liz Etherington

Sponsored Research Program Administration

College of Agricultural Sciences

Oregon State University

138 Strand Agriculture Hall

Office: 541-737-3429

Cell: 541-740-0002



NEW! Dreyfus Foundation: The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation is accepting applications for the Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry. Deadline: August 20. Applications should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. Guidelines: Information: Debbie Delmore, (541) 737-8390.


Date:            May 3, 2012

To:               OSU Faculty and Staff

From:          Vickie Nunnemaker

Special Assistant to the Faculty Senate President

Subject:       University/Faculty Senate Committee Participation

Committee Interest Form Due No Later Than May 17, 2012

Faculty and staff input on institutional policies and procedures is essential to the overall governance of the University. For this reason, standing committees of faculty and staff are formed annually to address topics and issues of interest. Committee participation is a beneficial staff development opportunity that increases department and unit visibility, and supports the development of our university. In addition, promotion and tenure expectations require faculty to perform appropriate service that contributes to the effectiveness of their departments, colleges and the University, and of their professions. Participation also offers an opportunity to become acquainted with others throughout the OSU community.

On behalf of the university, I invite you to volunteer for committee service by completing the online form at This information will be provided to the various offices involved in making committee selections. Although we cannot guarantee membership on the committee of your choice, we will do everything possible to use your talents. Please complete the form only and do not send additional materials such as vitae, etc.

If you wish to resign from current committee membership, please either contact your committee chair or e-mail and include your name, the name of the committee from which you wish to resign and your date of resignation.

Thank you for your willingness to participate in shared governance.

Vickie Nunnemaker
Special Assistant to the Faculty Senate President
Oregon State University – Faculty Senate Office
107 Gilkey Hall – Corvallis OR 97331-6203
541-737-4344 (ofc); 541-737-4489 (fax)



OSU Corvallis Campus Community,

In light of the losses we have experienced through recent deaths in our community, we want to make sure that you are aware of resources to assist you personally and our community broadly as we support one another.  The individual ways in which we experience loss differ, and we want to remind students, faculty, and staff that no one needs to face their feelings of loss and grief alone. We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that, in addition to the support you may draw from your own friends and family, we also have many resources available here at Oregon State University.

We thank those who have recognized and responded quickly to the needs of our community, in particular the Student Care Team, Counseling & Psychological Services counselors, Public Safety dispatch and officers, and Oregon State Police.

During difficult times like this, may we continue to listen to, support, and rely on each other. We are grateful to be a part of a caring community.

Mamta Accapadi and      Jackie Alvarez

Dean of Student Life             Director, Counseling & Psychological Services

COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES :Monday – Friday 8am-5pm · 541.737.2131 · 500 Snell Hall

  • Same day counseling appointments available
  • Emergency consultations: Please call during office hours for more information if you have an immediate need to meet with a counselor
  • CAPS services are covered by student fees
  • Click here for information on how to make your first appointment


PEBB contracts with Cascade Centers, Inc., to offer EAP services to agencies and employees.   Your call is answered by a mental health professional (no recordings) and is anonymous and completely confidential.

  • Find a counselor in your area
  • Locate community resources
  • Schedule an appointment.

STUDENT LIFE ON-CALL TEAM for non-emergency student assistance weekdays 8am – 4:30pm, 541.737.8748 option 1.

CAMPUS EMERGENCIES – Oregon State Police/Public Safety at 541.737.7000 or dial 911

THE STUDENT CARE TEAM meets regularly and is also available for consultation if you would like to speak with someone about ways to best support a student and/or manage a student situation. Contact the Student Care Team through Lisa Hoogesteger in the Office of the Dean of Student Life at 541-737-3343.


May 3, 2012

TO:                 OSU Faculty and Staff

FROM:           Sabah Randhawa

Provost and Executive Vice President

RE:                  Procedures for Clearing Spring Degree Candidates

As you know, graduating seniors enrolled in courses with final examinations are required to take such examinations during the regularly scheduled Final Examination Week of Spring Term.  Since personal diplomas will be awarded to graduates at Commencement on Sunday, June 17, 2012 Oregon State University will again adhere to the following procedures for clearing Spring Term degree candidates.

I am writing to ask all faculty and staff to once again cooperate fully with the procedures used so efficiently in the last nineteen years.  The key features are outlined below.  Please remember that a preliminary grade of “I” will probably prevent the awarding of a diploma at Commencement.

If you have specific questions about procedures, please contact Kent Kuo in the Office of the Registrar.


Procedures for Clearing Spring Degree Candidates for Commencement 2012

1. Monday, May 7, 2012– “Preliminary” web grade rosters will be available to instructors.

2. Monday, May 14, 2012– Preliminary grades are due at Registrar’s Office by noon. Grades will reflect anticipated final grade.

3. Wednesday, May 16, 2012– The Registrar’s Office staff will provide the Graduate Dean’s Office with preliminary grades for each candidate for Masters and Doctor’s degree and begin the customary final Bachelor’s degree checking procedures to include the following:

a. Notify students who are clearly ineligible and those who are in doubt on the basis of:

  • Institutional graduation requirements
  • College/school and departmental graduation requirements (according to advice from Head Advisers)

b. Advise students who may be petitioning for exceptions to institutional, college, or departmental requirements.

4.  Finals Week – Monday, June 11 to Friday June 15, 2012.  Faculty will notify the Registrar’s Office, as soon as possible, after each final examination if a degree candidate will receive a final grade of D, F, N, or I/GRADE.  Unless otherwise notified, final decisions on receipt of diploma will be based on the preliminary grades reported on May 14.

If the final grade significantly differs from the preliminary grade given, please e-email the information to on or before Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

5. Sunday, June 17, 2012 –Commencement

  1. Baccalaureate degree candidates in doubt may participate in Commencement, but will receive a diploma case with a letter (not a diploma) pointing out that final grades will be required to confirm their status.
  2. Degree candidates found to be clearly ineligible for a degree by the preliminary grades may not participate in Commencement, unless they have applied to graduate in either the Summer 2012 or Fall 2012 terms. Any undergraduate degree seeking student who has filed to graduate in either the Summer 2012 or Fall 2012 terms are eligible to participate in the Spring 2012 Commencement ceremonies.






I would like to personally invite your department to the Sustainable Textiles Symposium, May 14, 2012 at the LaSells Stewart Center.

Of special interest to chemistry students and faculty, we have two presenters that will discuss issues in sustainability as it applies to the dyeing and finishing processes in textile production.

Becky Hurd, Senior Materials Researcher in Apparel Innovation, Nike, Inc.
Her current work involves driving Nike towards more sustainable textile production methods by implementing technologies that provide the opportunity to reduce water and energy use in the dyeing of textiles.  This work culminated with a recent announcement that Nike is partnering to scale waterless dyeing technology.  This partnership is the direct result of her eight-year sustainability research project to develop supercritical fluid CO2 dyeing technology for the textile industry. Ms. Hurd is speaking at 9:15am.

Also, Steve Richardson, Director of Materials at Patagonia will discuss the companies goal to receive Bluesign designation for all its dyestuffs and finishes. Bluesign is an independent auditor of raw materials in the textile industry. More extensive information can be found at
Mr. Richardson is speaking at 11 am.

If you feel the symposium’s presentations would benefit your department please pass along the announcement.

Thank you.

Angela Wartes
Student, Department of Design and Human Environment

Announcing the:

Sustainable Textiles Symposium

May 14, 2012
9am – 5:30 pm
LaSells Stewart Center, OSU

The Symposium will feature presentations from several industry leaders in sustainable textile development, recycling, labeling, new manufacturing processes, design and certification. Please visit for schedule and more information. Free admission and open to all.

Presentation Highlights:

Steve Richardson, Director of Materials, Patagonia, Inc., will discuss the Common Threads Initiative, the Footprint Chronicles and Bluesign designation.

Becky Hurd, Senior Materials Researcher in Apparel Innovation, Nike, Inc., will talk about the innovations in waterless dyeing techniques.

Connie Karr, Oregon Tilth, will introduce the Global Organic Textile Standard and the certification process for textiles around the world from the crop to the sewing table. See website for full speakers list.

For questions please contact Angela Wartes, or Brigitte Cluver,

See you at the Symposium!

The Symposium is made possible by a 2012 grant from the Student Sustainability Initiative and with assistance from the Department of Human Environment.

Where to take my career! A start-up or an established company?

MAY 17, 2012

12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Daylight Time (3:00pm-4:00pm Eastern)




Entering the workforce  is a major concern for graduate students nationwide.  Researchers reaching the end of their graduate education are confronted with fundamental questions of how best to continue their careers into technological industry.  Should one attempt to start or join a small company based upon his/her research, or should one join the ranks of a large, multinational corporation with well-established practices and partnerships?

What are the benefits of each approach to furthering a burgeoning career?  What should graduating researchers consider about their own personal goals and interests before pursuing a career in either a large company or a startup?

Please join our panel in exploring these topics and more in the third of our ongoing series of Innovation Webinars presented by the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC).

The distinguished panelists for this webinar are:

Dr. Stephen Meyers, Lead Engineer at Inpria Corporation

Stephen Meyers is an early employee of Inpria, a Corvallis, OR based start-up company focused on developing disruptive manufacturing technologies enabled by solution deposition of inexpensive and environmentally benign aqueous inks. Stephen is the architect of multiple dielectric, semiconductor, and resist materials within Inpria’s portfolio. He holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Oregon State University.

Dr. Alicyn Rhoades, Industrial Marketing Manager for Thermoplastic Urethanes, at Bayer MaterialScience, LLC (BMS)

Alicyn Rhoades’ responsibilities include product strategy development and implementation to optimize BMS product offerings and competitiveness. Prior to this position she was an Innovation Manager in the New Technologies/New Business group at BMS; a Research Commercialization Project Manager at the Pennsylvania Nanomaterials Commercialization Center; and, a Commercialization Leader with the University of Southern Mississippi’s tech transfer organization.  She completed an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in polymer science and engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006.

Dr. Judith Giordan, Partner in ecosVC and Senior Advisor to the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), moderates the panel.

In a career that has spanned 30 years, Dr. Giordan, the recipient of the 2010 Francis Garvin-John Olin medal of the American Chemical Society, has served in executive and leadership positions in R&D and operations at some of the world’s top brands, including International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc., the Pepsi-Cola Company, and the Henkel Corporation.

For more information on the CSMC Innovation Webinar Series and to view videos of past webinars click here:


Please remember to register for this webinar. It’s FREE, but you need to register!



Dear OSU Staff and Faculty:

As part of our University-wide initiative to support health and well-being, I am encouraging your participation in a campus-wide confidential survey to better understand and support employee health and wellness. Based on the information you provide through this survey, our Healthy Campus Initiative partners can effectively plan future strategies that support the health and wellness of our campus community. To access the survey please click here. If the survey does not open automatically, please copy and paste the following link to your internet browser’s address bar:

I ask each of you to respond to this questionnaire using the online option. You will then be prompted to your first question; the remaining questions will then show up on your screen.

Please note, this survey is about planning for OSU’s Healthy Campus Initiative and is not affiliated with PEBB or any health benefit program.

The Oregon State University Survey Research Center and Student Voice/Campus Labs (a third party data collection company) are working with OSU’s Healthy Campus Initiative to collect and manage the data for this survey. This arrangement will ensure that all survey data will remain confidential.

Your answers to the survey will be utilized only as summaries in which no individual employee can be identified. Your participation is voluntary, and you may choose to skip any questions you do not wish to answer. Choosing to decline participation in this survey will not affect your employment or benefits at OSU.

Every response helps us better understand employees’ needs and allows us to improve our campus community. If you have questions about the purpose of this study, or if you have questions about submitting your questionnaire, please contact Sandi Cleveland at 541-737-3348 or at You may be interested to know that Dr. Donna Champeau of Public Health is the Principal Investigator of this research.

If you have questions about your rights as a survey participant, please contact the Oregon State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) Human Protection Administrator at 541-737-8008 or by email at and refer to study number 5174 (OSU Faculty/Staff Wellness Survey).

Thank you for your cooperation.

To the OSU Community:

Oregon State University continues to make significant progress in its efforts to create a campus community environment that is universally accessible to all, including people with disabilities.

I am pleased to bring to your attention a new website on accessibility created by the Office of Equity and Inclusion that is an additional resource to learn about and track Oregon State’s accessibility efforts and progress.  Please visit the site for details about our efforts and plans:  Check this site often, as it will be updated regularly to include valuable new information and features.

You also may have noticed some important and apparent improvements to parking, pathways of travel, ramps, classrooms, classroom furniture and buildings at our Corvallis campus.  The university has dedicated several million dollars to this work and will continue to make such improvements a high and on-going priority.

Beyond physical improvements, the university has also made progress in other venues.  For example, we have recently adopted university best practices for construction accessibility to achieve a level of accessibility that goes beyond what is legally prescribed. Likewise, we have incorporated accessibility workshops into our construction process to strive for universally accessible designs.  We recently made organizational improvements to the two university committees that focus on accessibility. We have commissioned a comprehensive accessibility assessment of the physical features of the main campus that began last summer. And we have made progress in IT accessibility with our adoption of a university policy on website accessibility.  All of these efforts are explained in more detail on the above-mentioned university accessibility website.

I thank and commend the many individuals, employees and volunteers – both those with and those without disabilities, who have been working very hard to realize our vision of a universally accessible university.  I also thank the members of the Accessible University Initiative Task Force that includes students, staff, faculty and community members with disabilities.  This committee prioritized the many recently completed improvement projects; prompted many of the improvements in standards and practices used by OSU; and assisted in the commissioning of an assessment consultant.

We have much more to do.  But the commitment, effort and progress of the many people who are engaged with the university to achieve these goals are undeniable.

If you would like to join this effort, or if you have any questions, please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion in Kerr 526, by calling 541-737-3556 or by e-mailing