Plastic microbead pollution harms oysters, the ocean’s critical ecoystem engineers, study finds (LA Times)
But plastic pollution makes that essential work more difficult, said George Waldbusser, an ocean ecologist and biogeochemist at Oregon State University who was not involved in the study. And it adds to a growing list of stressors impacting oyster populations. The bivalves are also threatened by ocean acidification, oxygen dead zones, rising temperatures and climate change — all of which can be traced back to humans, he said.
Earth scientists warn impact of continuous burning of fossil fuel would be felt for next 10,000 years (International Business Times Australia)
Peter Clarke, co-author of the study and a climate change expert from Oregon State University, states that to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, there is an urgent need to decarbonise now and reach zero or negative emissions as soon as possible. He stresses, “Reducing emissions alone is not enough.” (see also I4U News, KTVZ)
Largest study of water birth finds no additional risk (Jefferson Public Radio)
Babies born underwater face no more risks than babies born in other types of midwife-led births, according to new research from a team of midwives and epidemiologists at Oregon State University.
Beaver Nation welcome to the Terrace (OSUBeavers)
OSU Athletics is proud to announce the introduction of the Terrace (includes FAQs and contact/ticket information) at Reser Stadium starting Sept. 17, 2016 when the Beavers open the home football season in a new-look Reser Stadium against the Idaho State Bengals. (see also KGW)
Snakes on a plain (Examiner)
The snakes emerge after a long rest, typically in late May, with the arrival of the welcoming Manitoba spring. After visiting a few other similar pits, Jacques took Don and me to an unmarked site off a nearby dirt road where we met Bob Mason, a Professor of Zoology from Oregon State University visiting with a few graduate students. They were tagging snakes for study. “We’re continuing to unravel the fantastic story of the snakes of Narcisse,” said Mason.
Marine Science Center holds Fossil Fest on Saturday (Gazette-Times)
The recent discovery of prehistoric animal bones at Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium will be among the topics of discussion at the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s annual Fossil Fest this weekend.
Teachers in training try out new science lessons (Bend Bulletin)
Students in OSU-Cascades’ Master of Arts in teaching program took over every classroom Monday and Tuesday at the school to guest teach a two-hour science lesson. The teacher candidates got classroom experience, the elementary students learned new material and the Miller teachers got ideas on how to work more science into their already-busy curriculum.
Stycker’s childhood dream turned into a life long journey. He studied Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. For the past four years, Strycker has been leading tourist expedition trips to Antarctica and the Arctic. He’s also the associate editor of Birding Magazine and in 2014, he signed a book contract with Houghton Mifflin and Harcourt and sealed the deal — a solo trip to study a birds and to possibly set a new record.
Making a case for a levy (Register-Guard)
So the extension service, an offshoot of OSU, is making another attempt to get help from Lane County residents. This time, it has reduced the requested levy to 1.5 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, or $3 a year for a home assessed at $200,000 — less than the price of the proverbial Starbucks latte.
Injuries underreported in dangerous Dungeness fishery (Chinook Observer)
Commercial Dungeness crab fishing on the West Coast is one of the highest-risk occupations in the U.S., based on fatality rates. But non-fatal injuries in the fishery appear to go largely unreported, a new study from Oregon State University shows.
Academic Success Center Bake Sale and Flower Sale: A two day event just in time for Valentine’s Day! Stop by the 2nd floor of the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support on Wed., Feb. 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for baked goods. Get a tasty treat for only $1 or one can of food. Stop by the 1st floor lobby of Waldo Hall on Thurs., Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for bouquets of fresh flowers and baked goods. Each bouquet can be purchased for $1 or one can of food. Two for one baked goods will be available for a limited time. Every purchase will include a handmade valentine and optional on-campus delivery—FOR FREE! For questions, contact Anika.Lautenbach@oregonstate.edu.
Human Library: Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover. A Human Library functions similarly to a regular library, however the Books are real, human beings, who teach others about themselves and their experiences through interpersonal dialogue, creating opportunities for conversation and learning between two people who may normally not interact. Feb 10 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) in the Valley Library, 4th Floor Rotunda. Event details.
Graduate Publishing Tips, and Linked Data workshops at the Library: On Feb. 10 check out Graduate Publishing, key tips for graduate students who want to get started on publishing their scholarship. And last up is exploring the power of Linked Data on Feb. 11. Registration is encouraged but not required: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu
Forestry Soup Lunch: $3 for a bowl, or $5 for all you can eat soup and bread. Desserts sold separately. Noon-1 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 10 in Richardson Hall, 2nd Floor Knuckle. For questions, contact Jessica.Bagley@oregonstate.edu.
Staff Open House at Recycling & Surplus: OSU employees are invited to an open house and staff appreciation event on Wednesday, Feb. 10 between noon and 5 p.m. at the Recycling and Surplus warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street. Come enjoy snacks and giveaways, and learn more about surplus and recycling programs. Open to OSU employees only. Details here.
NEW! City’s transportation plan: The City of Corvallis wants to hear from OSU students and faculty on what can be done to improve the transportation system in Corvallis. The City is updating the Transportation System Plan and Transit Development Plan that guide the transportation network for all modes of travel over the next 20 years. Tell us what you think on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at our information booth in the MU Plaza from 2– 5 p.m. Learn more at CorvallisTSP.org
CORE Training: How to identify & use Report Parameters. The Office of Budget & Fiscal Planning, Business Intelligence Center (BIC) is offering weekly CORE training sessions through WebEx. BIC Operations Manager, Diana Lindsley, will be taking session participants through the various features of CORE. These short weekly WebEx sessions are offered on Wednesdays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. There is no need to pre-register. To access the CORE WebEx on Wednesday click here. Enter the meeting number 923 272 920, as directed.
Sister Circle: Women of Color solidarity and support group for students. Meets Wednesdays from 2:30-4 p.m., at the Women’s Center. For more information, 541-737-2131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warm up to summer: Warm up to summer with a cup of free hot chocolate, courtesy of OSU Summer Session. Visit us from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 10, outside the Learning Innovation Center (LInC) to grab your free treat. We’ll also be signing up students for a chance to win a $200 summer scholarship. Know of a student who plans to take summer classes in Corvallis or at the Hatfield Marine Science Center? Help us spread the word: bit.ly/2016-summer-scholarship. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PT Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Budget forums: ASOSU has sponsored three budget forums to answer questions about proposed tuition fees for OSU students for the 2016-17 academic year, including a 2.2 percent proposed increase for resident undergraduate tuition and a proposed four percent increase for non-resident graduate tuition. Forum 2 is 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, Learning Innovation Center 128. Forum 3 is 6-7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, Weniger 153. For information on the increases including an FAQ: http://fa.oregonstate.edu/business-affairs/tuition-and-fee-information/proposed-tuition-and-fee-recommendations-2016-17
Lecture on “Hands-On Reading: What Manicules Tell Us About the Social Network of Early Printed Books,” by Rebecca Olson, Department of English. 4 p.m., Feb. 10, Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Valley Library fifth floor, free. At the dawn of print in England, the manicule — a hand-drawn pointed index finger — was a common note in book margins.
From Waldport to Revolution: Anarchists Confront Post-War America. Lecture by Andrew Cornell, author of Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the 20th Century (U of Cal. Press, 2016). Beginning with a group of anarchist draft resisters stationed at a WWII Civilian Service Camp in Waldport, OR, Cornell will talk about the ways West Coast cultural dissidents challenged post war triumphalism and laid the groundwork for the Beat Generation, 60’s counterculture, and punk rock. This American Conversations lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the American Studies Working Group, and the Anarres Project. Wed. Feb. 10, 4PM in MU 208/La Raza Room.
AAUW Host Talk with WRE Graduate Students. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will sponsor a talk by graduate students, Susan Elliott and Kelsey Harpham from the WRE Program at OSU. The talk is Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. at Broadway Commons, Peru Room #306, 1300 Broadway St. NE, Salem. This event is free and open to the public.
NEW!Photography lecture: Renowned artist and photographer Nigel Poor will speak and exhibit work at Oregon State University as part of the School of Arts & Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series. Poor will speak about her experience teaching history of photography classes for the Prison University Project at California’s San Quentin State Prison at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10 in The LaSells Stewart Center. A reception will be held prior to the lecture at 6 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Poor’s work from the San Quentin Prison Report Archive Project will be on display in OSU’s Fairbanks Gallery from Feb. 8 through March 1.
NEW! Music a la Carte: Sarah Kwak, violin and concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra and Cary Lewis, piano, will present selections from Schubert’s Sonatina in g minor and Bloch’s Concerto for Violin. Noon-12:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, MU Lounge.
NEW! Fossil Fest: Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will hold its annual Fossil Fest event on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Newport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Loren Davis of OSU and Dave Ellingson of Woodburn High School will give a talk on “Reser Fossils” at 3 p.m. in Hennings Auditorium. Special guest lecturer William Orr, an emeritus anthropologist from the University of Oregon, will speak at 1:30 p.m. on “Lagerstatten: World Class Fossil Sites,” in the auditorium. A lecture by Guy DiTorrice will focus on “Douglas Emlong – Fossil Pioneer, Fossil Dreamer.” It begins at 11:30 a.m. in the auditorium. DiTorrice will highlight Emlong’s contributions to the Smithsonian and other topics. Fossil Fest also will include fossil displays and hands-on activities by the North American Research Group, fossil displays from Lincoln County presented by Kent Gibson, and information for participants on where to find fossils.
NEW! Lunch Hour Tours 2016: If you are a part of Finance and Administration come join the fun. Meet new friends, learn about the OSU community, new research and ideas. Our next tour on Feb. 17 at the CH2MHill Alumni Center and The LaSells Stewart Center. To register for the tour or to learn more log on to: http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=22 registration closes Feb. 15.
Lunar New Year, a Celebration of Culture & Cuisine. Dine on traditional Chinese dishes to celebrate 2016, the Year of the Monkey. On Thursday, Feb. 11, Ring of Fire in Marketplace West will serve special Chinese dishes for lunch and dinner, including roasted Mandarin Orange duck and an assortment of Dim Sum. Entrée platters are $9, Dim Sum platters are $6.25, and additional items are offered individually. For more details, visit http://on.fb.me/23JlDWf or call 541-737-2100.
Celebration of Life for Sharon Kay Krueger: Sharon passed away Dec. 27. All are invited to a Celebration of Life for her on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Linus Pauling Science Center auditorium, room 125, followed by a reception in the lobby. For questions, please contact Judy Butler (email@example.com). Sharon’s obituary in the Corvallis Gazette-Times
TEDxOregonStateU: TEDxOregonStateU will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, at The LaSells Stewart Center. The event will feature five dynamic speakers, including a teacher, performer and storyteller who is a native of Ghana; a robotics expert, who studies legged locomotion; a motivational author and Oregon State alum; a journalist and social justice issues activist; and an associate professor of management whose work focuses on human sustainability issues. Registration is now open! Last year’s event sold out quickly so be sure and register now.
Book launch for Kathleen Dean Moore’s Great Tide Rising: Finding Clarity and Moral Courage to Confront Climate Change: Moore’s new essay collection is by turns fierce, heartbroken, funny, and lethally logical. Even as tides rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise, she believes – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to human rights, and a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future of the lovely, reeling world. Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison, Corvallis. Presented by Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word.
OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sale 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.
Crossroads International’s 10th Annual Film Festival: The 2016 Crossroads International Film Festival features 5 engaging films from around the world. Screenings are each Sunday in February (except Sunday, Feb. 28) at the Darkside Cinema in downtown Corvallis. Admission is $6 per film and discounted festival Passports are available for $25. Tickets and passports can be purchased on the day at Darkside Cinema. All proceeds benefit Crossroads International programs. For more information, http://international.oregonstate.edu/crossroads/film-festival, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classified staff conversation: President Ray and Provost Randhawa extend invite classified staff to attend a conversational meeting from 2-3 p.m., Feb. 15, in the Autzen Classroom, Valley Library. The open conversation includes a short introduction and time for comments, questions, etc. Participate as your schedule allows. For questions or suggestions, email Andrea.McDaniel@oregonstate.edu.
Save the Date: Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon: Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day, Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners. For more information hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday or email@example.com, 541-867-0234.
Lectures and Webinars
NEW! The Untapped Potential of Muslim Women: M. Hasna Maznavi made history by starting the first all-female mosque in the United States in 2015. The Women’s Mosque is hosted in a modest, multifaith worship center, where Muslim women and women of other faiths joined together for a Jumu’ah, a congregational prayer Muslims hold every Friday, and a Khutbah, a public sermon. In her talk at OSU, she will discuss her inspiration, challenges, and ultimate goals for the future. Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., MU Journey Room.
CTL’s Winter 2016 Symposium: Partnering with International Programs and INTO OSU we invite you to CTL’s Winter 2016 “Inclusive Global Classrooms” Symposium. The sessions begin with a continental breakfast and Welcome at 8:15, followed by three sessions including a round-table discussion. Lunch will be served. Thurs., Feb 11, 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m., MU Horizon Rm 49. Register at oregonstate.edu/ctl/ Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
A Life in Research: At the Feb. 11 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Cynthia Sagers, OSU’s vice president for research, will discuss her own path through science. Triad meets at noon in the MU, room 215. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Contact University Events by 11 a.m. on Feb. 1 for meal reservations, or anytime to secure your spot, 541-737-0724.
Amanda Bearse Guest Lecture: Actress and director Amanda Bearse will speak at Charlotte Headrick’s Theatre Arts 360 class, Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the Withycombe Lab Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Bearse played Marcy D’Arcy in the tv sitcom “Married…With Children,” and has since directed shows like “The Big Gay Sketch Show,” “MADtv,” “George Lopez,” and “Reba.” Bearse also launched the Human Rights Campaign’s National Coming Out Day.
The M.M.M: A White Supremacy Agenda: Engage in dialogue around the role of the Model Minority Myth in anti-Blackness racism. For a quick reference for the dialogue, check out Scot Nakagawa’s “The Model Minority is a Lever of White Supremacy.” Light refreshments provided. 6 – 7 p.m., Feb 11, Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. This event is in alliance with Black History Month. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1010226612390382/
Translating Thoreau in Iran. The Center for the Humanities and the Spring Creek Project are honored to welcome Iranian scholar Alireza Taghdarreh. Taghdarreh will speak about his experience creating the first Persian translation of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, and will illuminate connections between Persian mystic poets and the American Transcendentalists. Friday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave. Refreshments available, and reception to follow.
MBA Info Session: Oregon State offers a flexible, high-touch program that allows full-time students to earn their MBA in about a year. Those working full-time can earn their degree in the evenings at a pace more appropriate for working professionals. To learn more, please join us on Monday, Feb. 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., for an Information Session in room 126 Austin Hall. Prospective students as well as advisors encouraged to attend. RSVP’s to email@example.com appreciated but not required. For more information, please visit: http://business.oregonstate.edu/mba
Enhance Your Teaching with Hybrid Techniques: Hands-on Center for Teaching and Learning workshop on Wed., Feb. 17, noon-1:30 p.m., Milam 215. Bring your brown bag luch and learn effective practices for hybrid teaching. Explore planning tools and techniques to enhance your course or training by integrating face-to-face and online learning activities. Please bring a laptop. All teaching, research and professional faculty and GTAs are welcome. Refreshments provided. Register now.
Functional Fitness: The Faculty Staff Fitness program is putting on a free Functional Fitness Motions Workshop. Join us and instructor Scott Van Kampen to learn about daily functional movements & exercises to better understand your body’s movement through space, help improve your body control and balance, improve coordination and performance Friday, Feb. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. Register online here or by visiting us in Langton 123.
Food Drive events
NEW! Forestry Valentine’s Day Pancakes: On Fri., Feb. 12 from 8-9:30 a.m. in Richardson Hall, 2nd Floor Knuckle. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Forestry Valentine’s Day Auction: On Fri., Feb. 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Richardson Hall, 2nd Floor Knuckle. For questions, contact email@example.com.
School of Life Sciences Farmers Market: Join us on Thurs., Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Cordley 3029 for baked goods, houseplants, home canned products, and other homemade or homegrown items for sale. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tasty Treats Silent Auction: Join Crop and Soil Science on Thurs., Feb. 11 in the Crop Science Bldg. Rm. 119. Bidding from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Winners can come after 3 p.m. to pick up their goodies. Let us know if you would like to make a treat for the auction as well. We need both bakers and bidders! For questions, contact email@example.com.
Academic Success Center Bake Sale and Flower Sale: A two day event just in time for Valentine’s Day! Stop by the 1st floor lobby of Waldo Hall on Thurs., Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for baked goods. Get a tasty treat for only $1 or one can of food. On Fri., Feb. 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., stop by the 1st floor lobby of the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support for bouquets of fresh flowers. Each bouquet can be purchased for $1.00 or one can of food. Every purchase will include a handmade valentine and optional on-campus delivery—FOR FREE! For questions, contact Anika.Lautenbach@oregonstate.edu.
Cookie Tuesdays: Printing and Mailing Services’ XPress Stop will be serving fresh baked cookies from 11:30 a.m .- 3 p.m every Tuesday in February. Cookies will be 2 for $1. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naval ROTC Soup Lunch: The Beaver Battalion is excited to compete as a student group this year. Stop by the Naval Science building EVERY Tuesday during February from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for a delicious soup lunch . $3.50/single bowl or $5/endless bowl. Bread and desserts will also be available. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Popcorn Thursdays: Printing and Mailing Services’ XPress Stop will be serving fresh made popcorn from 11:30 a.m .- 3 p.m. every Thursday in February. Popcorn will be $1 per bag. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cutest Valentine Pet Photo Contest: Either come into Waldo 252 with your pet and have your photo taken or send a photo to post on our School bulletin board. $1 to enter the contest. $2 to have your picture taken and enter the contest. The winner will be announced on Feb. 29 and will receive an 8 x 10 framed winning photo. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Starbucks Gift Basket Raffle: Come by Printing and Mailing Services’ XPress Stop during the month of February to enter to win a gift basket donated by Starbucks. $1 per entry. Winner will be chosen on March 1. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
M&Ms Raffle: Come by Printing and Mailing Services’ XPress Stop during the month of February to win the M&Ms filled jar. 50 cents per entry and winner will receive the jar of candy. Winner will be chosen on March 1. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Forestry Quilt Raffle update: Tickets for 2 beautiful quilts are for sale Feb. 1-29. One ticket for $1 or six tickets for $5. The drawing will be held Monday, Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Forestry Computer Helpdesk (Peavy 222). See pictures of the quilts. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Drive Public Employee Appreciation Night: Join other state employees as we cheer the Portland Trailblazers to victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Governor’s State Employee Food Drive. Last year, the amount donated was $1,359 or 5,436 pound equivalents of food! To purchase tickets or for questions: blazers_2016_pean_food_drive_flyer.pdf (113.11 KB).
Naval ROTC Soup Lunch: The Beaver Battalion is excited to compete as a student group this year. Stop by the Naval Science building EVERY Tuesday during February from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for a delicious soup lunch . $3.50/single bowl or $5/endless bowl. Bread and desserts will also be available. For questions, contact email@example.com.
COB Quilt Raffle: The College of Business is raffling a beautiful 90”x80” quilt, generously donated by Marys River Quilt Guild! Stop by Austin Hall 302 from Feb. 8-12 to purchase your tickets and see the quilt in person. Drawing will be held Feb. 12 at noon. Winner notified via email. Tickets are $5/each or 3/$10. Photo of quilt For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSU Extension Service Movie Raffle: It’s MOVIE time! Purchase tickets in 108 Ballard Hall to win a $25 REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP Gift Card. Tickets are $1/each 6/$5. Drawing will be held on Thurs., Feb. 25. Visit Regal Cinema for showtimes & locations. For questions, contact pamela.hoene@oregonstate or call 541-737-1581.
News for Employees
Long Term Research Rooms: Apply for a long-term (6 to 12 months) research room at the Valley Library. Doctoral candidates and faculty members engaged in special projects may apply. Applications (available here) will be considered based on project merits and specific need for library space and materials. The application deadline is Feb. 22 and decisions will be made Feb. 29. Please complete and return to the library circulation desk, or return by email to email@example.com.
General Research Fund (GRF) Spring 2016: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Spring 2016 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission: Feb. 15.
Reminder: Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) Academy Applications due Feb. 12: Faculty are reminded to submit their individual or team applications for the 2016-17 DPD Academy by this Friday, Feb. 12. The DPD Academy, scheduled to be held the weeks of June 13-17 and June 20-24, 2016, facilitates focused and productive engagement with contemporary, multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power, and discrimination; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation. For more information and/or to apply, visit the 2016-17 DPD Academy web page.
Course Fee Changes for Certain Field Trips: Oregon State University will take written comments on its proposed updates to OSU Standard 576-010 University Fees through the end of business on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the Spring 2016 course fees for certain field trips before they become effective on Feb. 21. The proposed fees can be reviewed at the Valley Library circulation desk. Comments should be directed to Beth Giddens at email@example.com.
Scholarships for research papers and projects: OSU Libraries is accepting applications for the annual Library Undergraduate Research Awards. If you’re a faculty member with students who are deserving of an award, you can supply a nominating letter. There are two $1,000 scholarships for upper division undergraduates: one for a student in the humanities and one for the social sciences, sciences or engineering. The application deadline is Feb. 14, and more info is at http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/undergrad-research.
$1,000 scholarship for summer classes. Know of a student with design skills or one who simply likes to doodle? Help us spread the word about the 2016 OSU Summer Session T-shirt design contest, which is open to all OSU students. Submissions are accepted now through Feb. 21. Students will vote online for the winning design, and the designer will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship toward credit-based, on-campus classes in Corvallis or at the Hatfield Marine Science Center during OSU’s 2016 summer term. Learn more.
“Discovering the Scientist Within” workshop at OSU for middle school girls: This free workshop for middle school girls for encouraging the pursuit of careers in science and engineering will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/cosey/dsw or call 7-9424.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs unless otherwise specified.
Job postings: Oregon State University is transitioning to a new jobs website. During the transition, there are two different locations to search job postings, depending on the date that the job was posted. If you visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs you’ll have access to both sites for your search.
Accountant 1 – The Arts & Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Accountant 1 position. Posting # P00032CT. Closes Feb. 10.
Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology-The College of Agricultural Sciences & the Department of Botany/Plant Pathology invites applications for a 9-month 1.0 FTE tenure-track position at the Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center in Central Point, OR. Posting #0016760. Closed Feb. 10.
Warehouse Worker – Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applications for a part-time (.45 FTE), non-benefits eligible Warehouse Worker position. Approximately 18 hours per week, starting rate is $11.47 per hour. Posting # 0016935. Closes Feb. 12.
Human Resources Consultant 1 – Business and Engineering Business Center (BEBC) invites applications for a 12-month,fixed-term, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #P00020UF. Closes Feb. 14.
INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Student Support Advisor. The Student Support Advisor provides administrative support to students and the INTO OSU Academic Team. This position will assist students in understanding basic information about admissions, finance and academic programs to assist in decision-making and manage student records related to programs of study. This is a permanent full-time position. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19056602Position closes Feb. 14.
Assistant Professor (Practice) – The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture invites applications for a 12-month,fixed-term Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016943. Closes Feb. 14.
Veterinary Technician: The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Feb. 15. This position is for a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician in the Small Animal Hospital as a Medicine/ICU Float. Interested parties should apply to posting #0015391 no later than midnight on Feb. 12. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.
INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an International Admissions Customer Service Representative. This position supports the Office of International Admissions providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19058952 Closes Feb. 15.
Operating Systems-Network Analyst: Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Operating Systems-Network Analyst. Posting #P00034CT. Closes Feb. 15.
Operations Manager—The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Operations Manager. Posting # 0016983. Closes Feb 15.
Asst/Assoc/Full Professor – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Asst/Assoc/Full Professor. Posting # 0016910. Full consideration date: Feb. 15.
Asst/Assoc/Full Professor – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Asst/Assoc/Full Professor (in the area of novel electronic materials and next generation devices). Posting 0016917. Full consideration date: Feb. 15.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor– The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate or Full Professor position to begin Fall 2016. Posting # 0016434. Closes Feb. 15.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for one or more full time nine-month tenure-track faculty positions in the area of data science and engineering broadly construed. Posting #0016447. For full consideration apply by Feb. 15.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for one or more full time nine-month tenure-track faculty positions in the area of energy systems. Posting #0016448. For full consideration apply by Feb. 15.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The Oregon State University Robotics program invites applications for full-time (1.0), 9-month, tenured or tenure-track position in robotics. Posting #0016501. For full consideration apply by Feb. 15.
The department of Undergraduate Studies is seeking an Associate Dean. This is a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. This is an internal opportunity only. Posting # P00024UF. Closes Feb. 16.
Assistant Professor (Practice) – Extension Forester –The College of Forestry and Coos and Curry County Extension Offcies invite applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0017008. Closes Feb. 17.
Assistant Professor (Practice) – Extension Forester –The College of Forestry and Clatsop County Extension office invite applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0017009. Closes Feb. 17.
Building Services Coordinator, Chemistry Department, Oregon State University. Required qualifications include 2 years management experience, building management experience, experience researching and purchasing products and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Posting # P00041UF. Closes Feb. 19.
Financial Aid Advisor–Financial Aid and Scholarships invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Financial Aid Advisor position. Posting # P00016UF. Closes Feb. 19.
Assistant Professor – The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor (Water Management Technologist) position. Posting #0016967. For full consideration apply by Feb. 19.
Assistant Professor – The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor (Water Quality Engineer) position. Posting #0016965. For full consideration apply by Feb. 19.
Human Resources Consultant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking a Human Resources Consultant 1. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position, operating within OSU’s Shared Services. To review the posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Select the link for items posted prior to Jan. 26. Posting #0017014. Closes Feb. 21. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled.
Faculty research Assistant – The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Faculty Research Assistant positions serving the Eastern and South East regions of Oregon. Posting #0016816. Closes Feb. 22.
Academic Advisor-College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor. Posting P00045UF. Full consideration application date Feb. 25. Closes March 16.
Assistant Professor – The Department of Crop and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position serving Marion County. Posting #0016938. Closes Feb. 28.
Internship & Cooperative Education Coordinator – College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Internship & Cooperative Education Coordinator position. Posting # P00026UF. Closes Feb. 28.
Office Specialist 2 – The department Educational Opportunities Programs invites you to apply to one full time Office Specialist 2 position. To apply, please visit posting# P00038CT. Closes Feb. 29.
Assistant Professor – Brewing Microbiologist – The College of Agricultural Sciences & the Department of Food Science and Technology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track position. Posting #0016968. For full consideration date: Feb. 29
Assistant Professor – Food Safety Biologist – The College of Agricultural Sciences & the Department of Food Science and Technology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track position. Posting #0016969. For full consideration date: Feb. 29
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant,Our Beaver Nation: The OSU Foundation is looking to add an experienced and skilled Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to our Development team based on campus at Gill Coliseum. The person in this position will be the point of contact for visitors, callers and staff members, and provide administrative support to the Our Beaver Nation office, annual fund, stewardship, and events. Four year degree and one to two years of reception / customer service experience, or related administrative experience using similar knowledge skills or abilities. Education and experience equivalencies will be considered. To apply: http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=5029
Mental Health & Wellness CVM Program Coordinator/CAPS Staff Psychologist: Counseling and Psychological Services and the College of Veterinary Medicine has an opening for one full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. This is a unique position shared by CAPS and CVM. Half of this psychologist’s time will be on-site at CVM coordinating mental health and wellness programs for CVM students; the remaining half will be on-site at CAPS providing counseling and outreach services. Posting #P00032UF. Closes March 2.
Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Athletics Annual Giving: The OSU Foundation is looking for a strong and talented Assistant Athletic Director for Development in Athletics Annual Giving. This position is responsible for achieving the annual giving fundraising goals on behalf of Oregon State University Athletics through efficient and effective leadership and management of athletics’ annual giving programs, individual sport support and strategic fundraising campaigns. If you understand the Annual Giving process as it relates to college athletics, and have a proven record of success in annual giving or significant sales success, consider applying for this position. For more details please visit the OSUF website at: http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=5052
Student Worker, Our Beaver Nation: The OSU Foundation Development team, Athletics is looking to add an enthusiastic student worker to Our Beaver Nation and serve as an ambassador for Beaver Athletics. Primary responsibilities will include answering incoming calls regarding donations and ticket sales, help with donor related events and game day operations, and other duties as assigned. Average 8-12 hours, maximum of 20 hours, per week. $9.75/hour. If you are interested in this position, please complete the Foundation’s job application and sent it to Mr. Jorge Hernandez, Assistant Director, Human Resources.
Corvallis: “There is victory yet for all justice; and the true romance which the world exists to realize, will be the transformation of genius into practical power.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. Areas of fog, otherwise mostly cloudy, high of 58, low of 43. Chance of rain Thursday.
Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, high of 60, low of 35. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.
Newport: Slight chance of rain, high of 57, low of 50. Rain likely tomorrow.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/