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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

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.

Ostriches’ ungraceful running style can help make us better robots (Daily Mirror)

“These animals don’t care that they appear a little unstable or have a waver in their gait,” said US lead researcher Dr Jonathan Hurst, from Oregon State University. (see also Science World ReportProduct Design & Development)

New study shows three abrupt pulses of CO2 during last deglaciation (Scripps)

“We used to think that naturally occurring changes in carbon dioxide took place relatively slowly over the 10,000 years it took to move out of the last ice age,” said Shaun Marcott, lead author on the article who conducted his study as a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon State University. “This abrupt, centennial-scale variability of CO2 appears to be a fundamental part of the global carbon cycle.” (see also Reporting Climate Science)

Bees and pesticides: Oregon task force seeks a balance (Statesman Journal)

Funding a state-of-the-art bee health diagnostic facility at Oregon State University and improving required training for pesticide applicators.

I truly believe that she is still here watching over her kids’ (KVAL)

Rumor has it, a spirit is haunting the over century-old Waldo Hall at Oregon State University. “Things would happen on the 4th floor when it was abandoned,” said OSU Anthropology Professor David Brauner. “People would look on the outside of the building and would see people- the 4th floor was locked up pretty tight- but they would see people looking out the window.” (see also OPBJefferson Public Radio)

The stigma of welfare in white working class America (The Real News)

OSU’s Marissa Chappell talks about the origins of the stigma of welfare.

Cross-cultural ideas of life and death is topic (Newport News-Times)

This is the focus of “Cultural Diversity on Life and Death,” a free conversation with Courtney Campbell on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. This program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Homecoming parade, other events, this week (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is celebrating homecoming this week, and the success of the university’s $1 billion fundraising campaign. (see also LIFE@OSU)

Engineered plants, microbes mop up toxic waste, oil spills (The Guardian)

“There are a few ‘ifs’ necessary for this to succeed, but none of them look like an obstacle that could not be overcome,” said lead author Dr Jan Medlock from Oregon State University.

State ecology staff at odds with Gov. Inslee over ocean acidification (The Daily News)

Wilson said research done by the Oregon State University backs up the governor’s claims. “They’ve come to some pretty solid conclusions that acidic ocean water goes in and dissolves the shells of oyster larvae and they die because they distress themselves trying to build more shell and they can’t do it,” he said. “If Ecology wants to ignore that, that’s their prerogative.”

The best 15 online colleges for 2014 (GoLocalPDX)

Oregon State University – known for its programs in fields such as nuclear engineering, conservation biology and agricultural sciences – ranked tenth overall in The 30 Best Online Colleges for 2014, according to TheBestSchools.org.

Gear guide: ‘Field Guide to Oregon Rivers’ a winner (Statesman Journal)

Along with the gorgeous photos, there also are insights into everything from hiking routes and whitewater paddling, including little-known access points, to the best times to fish for certain species. The press release for “Field Guide to Oregon Rivers” from publisher Oregon State University Press call it an “unprecedented reference that profiles 120 waterways throughout the state, from the Alsea to the Williamson.”

Lively forum on climate change at the library (Gazette-Times)

Brandon Trelstad, sustainability coordinator for Oregon State University, and Dave Eckert of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition both questioned how much can be achieved by educational outreach.

New book delves into ‘depolarizing food and agriculture’ (Cattle Network)

Barkley, who is also a university distinguished teaching scholar at K-State, co-wrote the book with his father, Paul W. Barkley, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at Washington State University and adjunct professor at Oregon State University. Paul Barkley earned a Ph.D. at K-State in 1963.

Today

3D Printing Workshop at The Valley Library: For those curious about three-dimensional printing options at the library (and on campus), check out the 3D Printing Oct. 30 workshop. View the full series of workshop offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Coffee break: MU East Wing Open House: Informal tours of new campus event spaces and the global community kitchen, Oct. 30, 9 to 11 a.m., Memorial Union Horizon Room. Coffee and snacks provided by OSU catering, décor arrangements will be on display from Special Occasions. First 200 visitors receive a coupon to the North Porch Cafe.

Advisor Coffee Talk: Diversity in Advising (DiA). Join the Diversity in Advising Committee to learn more about power and privilege in advising; specifically, working with underserved and marginalized populations. Thursday, Oct. 30, 9-10 a.m., Valley Library Willamette East and West.

Robots and Us: At the Oct. 30 meeting of Triad, OSU faculty and staff club, Bill Smart of the College of Engineering will discuss his work on the interface between humans and robots. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $11. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat. See http://oregonstate.edu/triad.

Film showing of Día de los Muertos performance: In the spirit of Halloween, join us for a screening of Milagro Theatre’s La Noche Eterna. This story about a spirit reuniting with his love also tells the story of the Dia de los Muertos celebration. Thursday, Oct. 30, noon to 1 p.m., in the Library Willamette Room. Refreshments will be available.

NEW! “Honoring the Land:” Jeanne Carver, co-owner of Imperial Stock Ranch, will speak Oct. 30, 3 to 4:30 p.m., in Valley Library Room 3622. Carver will talk about sustainable ranching practices and connecting to the land while remaining true to core beliefs. Imperial Stock Ranch sustainably produces all-natural meat, wool, yarn and apparel, and has received awards for stewardship and land-management. They had their yarn chosen by Ralph Lauren to use for Team USA sweaters in the 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremonies.

Geotechnical Lecture Series: Energy Geotechnology: Enabling New Insights Into Soil Behavior,” – J. Carlos Santamarina, Ph.D., Professor and Goizueta Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology. Thursday, Oct. 30 – Kearney Hall, Room 212, 4:30 p.m.

Homecoming parade: The parade begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30.  and will wind its way down Monroe and 26th Street before disbanding at the Block Party and Pep Rally to be held between CH2M HILL Alumni Center and Reser Stadium. The party runs from 7-9 p.m. Come out for student performances, OSU celebrities and DJ and emcee Doc Titus. Details can be found at http://www.osualum.com/homecoming.

Oct. 28- Nov.1  OSU Homecoming Celebration! Join Beaver Nation in celebrating OSU Homecoming by participating Spirit Week activities in the MU Quad Tues – Fri, the Homecoming Parade and Block Party on Oct. 30, OSU Showcase and campus open houses on Oct. 31 and the OSU vs CAL Homecoming football game on Nov. 1.  For more information: www.osualum.com/homecomingcalendar

Upcoming Events

NEW! Alumni Connect: Veterans Career Panel and Networking Event: Join us for this career networking event among UO, OSU, and PSU alumni, all of whom have served (or continue to serve) our country.  Learn how to leverage your military service and higher education experience to effectively transition into or advance your civilian career from a panel of successful veterans.  Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m. at Widmer Brewery in Portland.  $10 in advance / $15.00 at the door.

Campus Open House and Tours: Eight buildings constructed with gifts to The Campaign for OSU will host open houses on Friday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to stop by, see the new facilities, enjoy refreshments, and learn about the innovative faculty and students throughout our university whose work is changing the world. Locations are: Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Austin Hall, Hallie Ford Center, Kelley Engineering Center, James E. Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility, OSU Basketball Center, Linus Pauling Science Center, and Beth Ray Center for Academic Success.

CPHHS Accreditation Ceremony: Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences in celebrating its recent accreditation as Oregon’s first and only college of public health. The event is from 11-11:30 a.m., Oct. 31 in the college’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. Learn more about this up-and-coming college and why it’s the future of public health.

Printopoly – Printing and Mailing Service’s Halloween Open House:  Faculty and Staff are invited to attend our annual open house at Cascade Hall.  Join us for food, games, prizes, and a photo booth.  We will be hosting a bakewalk for $1 with all proceeds going to the Linn-Benton Food Share.  Costumes are encouraged. (Our theme this year is board games, think Monopoly!) Located in Cascade Hall from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Please contact Kiara Goldtrap (Kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu) for more information.

The XPress Stop (located in MU 109) is hosting a Halloween open house event for students. This event will feature popcorn, candy, and a grand prize. Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 31  Please contact Kiara Goldtrap (Kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu) for more information.

Music à la Carte: The “brown bag” concert series, Music à la Carte, takes place Fridays at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. The free, 45-minute concerts are held most Fridays during fall, winter, and spring terms. On Oct. 31, the guest is the OSU Voice Studio Recital: Macabre Songs.

Austin Hall Grand Opening: Join friends of the College of Business for the public grand opening of Austin Hall, a $50-million initiative made possible by donors to The Campaign for OSU. A ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, will be followed by a reception and building tours. Learn about other campaign celebration events during Homecoming week.

Nicholas Kristof: All are invited to a celebration of Oregon State University’s billion-dollar campaign on Friday, Oct. 31. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times will speak at the free, one-hour interactive show, which begins at 4 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Come celebrate the impact of 105,000 donors, and look to what the future holds for this amazing place. Learn about other campaign celebration events during Homecoming week.

Haunt the Homecoming! 2014 Beaver Halloween Bash: A Global Celebration of Cultures, Traditions and Community: The OSU Diversity Development and Student Events & Activities present an evening of Halloween fun. Starting at  6:30 p.m.  on Oct. 31, there is trick-or-treating for children of students, staff, faculty and administrators. From 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. there will be activities for OSU students. Memorial Union Ground Level- Ballroom.

Beaver Bowl Fun Run: You won’t want to miss this Run/Walk 5K and 1-mile Run with football challenge stations along the way this Saturday, November 1st benefiting KidSpirit and Faculty Staff Fitness. The entry fee gets you entry into the obstacle run, a specialized Beaver Tail T-Shirt, catered breakfast coffee and pastries, access to showering facilities, prizes, and free childcare provided by KidSpirit staff. After the run try a free sample from the GridIron Chef Challenge along with beer (for 21+) provided by Sky High at the finish line. Register here.

Chili Cookoff for Scholarships: On your way to the football game, stop by and taste more than 30 exotic chili recipes, and enjoy the whacky costumes and table decorations. A donation of $5 gets you a bowl of chili plus 5 tickets to vote on the best chili. All proceeds go to veterinary student scholarships. Magruder Hall, Saturday, Nov. 1, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Veterans Day Ceremony 2014: Oregon State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 685 asks you to join them in honoring our nation’s veterans. A ceremony will be held in the MU Quad, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. This event will include a mock funeral ceremony with a 21 gun salute, a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Ceremony, Color Guard performance, and the guest speaker will be Retired Colonel Jack Van Loan, an OSU Alumnus & former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and Vietnam Prisoner of War.

Lectures and Webinars

DATE CORRECTION! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Departmental Seminar:  Pat Iversen, Professor, Oregon State University,  will be presenting a seminar – “Ebola 2014: Medical and Ethical Issues”- at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3 in LPSC 125. A brief chronology of events will be discussed highlighting the global response, challenges to provide treatment, and a review of available therapeutic agents (medical countermeasures).

NEW! One Health seminar: Michael Nelson will be talking about: “The One Health Concept: Is There Deeper Meaning and Value?” Friday, Oct. 31, noon, ALS 4001. More information is also available on the seminar series webpage:  http://vetmed.oregonstate.edu/one-health-seminars

NEW! Lessons learned from recent earthquakes: Scott A. Ashford, Kearney Professor and dean of Oregon State University’s College of Engineering, will share lessons learned from investigating recent earthquakes in Chile, New Zealand, and Japan. He will discuss the implications of those lessons for Oregon and what we are doing about it. He will also give practical advice on what individuals can do to prepare for the Big One. Friday, Oct. 31, 3 to 3:30 p.m., Kearney Room 112.

NEW! Food Science and Technology Seminar: Fei He, Postdoctoral Research Associate; OSU Department of Food Science and Technology, will speak on “Disposable electrochemical microchip for on-farm detection of E.coli from agricultural water”, Monday, Nov. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wiegand 132.

NEW! GMO talk: Pi Alpha Xi’s invited speaker, Steven Strauss, will be speaking on “Rowing against the tide: Passions, pains and lessons from defending and developing GMO crops in agriculture and forestry” at 5 p.m. in ALS 4001 on Monday, Nov. 3. Tulip bulbs in OSU themed colors will be for sale after the presentation.

Cultivating a STEM-ready society: Martin Storksdieck, director of the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, will talk about “Cultivating a STEM-Ready Society” on Friday, Oct. 31 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in the Memorial Union’s Horizon room. Hosted jointly by the College of Science, the College of Education, the University’s Office of Research and the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning.

TAC Webinar: Countdown to Canvas, with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  OSU will begin transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas starting Winter 2015. Join our webinar to learn what Canvas is about, and how instructors can begin to prepare for it this fall. Fri. Oct. 31, 2014 10-10:50 a.m. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough of Technology Across the Curriculum. You can find out more about Canvas and the migration here. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1v0vUfF

SPP Brownbag Series: Michael Jones (Political Science) and Holly Peterson (Public Policy) present “A River Runs through It: A Multiple Streams Framework Meta-Review.” Friday, Oct. 31, noon, Fairbanks 304.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Departmental Seminar:  Wilhem Engström, Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden will be presenting a seminar – “Environmental disruptors, carcinogenesis and the cell cycle”- at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, in the International Forum at Snell Hall.

From Big Data to Big Statistics: The College of Science is proud to announce a Distinguished Lecture by John Sall, co-founder and Executive Vice President of SAS Institute, Inc., who will discuss how to effectively analyze Big Data in order to find meaning and significance in the plethora of information. Oct. 31, 2 p.m., ALS, room 4001.  See http://bit.ly/1sBd1k6 for more details.

School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series: Jason Silveira, Department of Music, will speak on “Physiological responses to music performance errors,” Oct, 31, 4 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

Basics for the Web: Learn how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered Nov. 3, Dec. 1, and Dec. 2.

WiN Shark Tank 2014: Apply to pitch: Do you have what it takes? Bring your innovative bait and energetic pitch before the Willamette Valleys toughest Sharks! Apply to pitch and win a chance to participate in the OSU Advantage Accelerator. Applications due Nov. 25. Takes place at Corvallis Sports Park Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m. For more details visit us here.

News for Employees

NEW! Nov. 4 election: Ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election have been mailed. If you are registered to vote and have not received your ballot, check on your voting status with your county clerk: http://www.oregonvotes.org/pages/voterresources/clerk.html or http://www.oregonvotes.org/. Your ballot must be received by a County Elections Office or deposited in an official ballot drop site no later than 8 p.m. Nov. 4. There is an official ballot drop site on the OSU Campus: OSU Valley Library. On Election Day, all ballot drop off sites will be open until 8 p.m. Drop off site schedules are: Oct. 30:  Open 24 hours. Oct. 31: Closes at 10 p.m. Nov. 1: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 2: 10 a.m. no closing. Nov. 3: Open 24 hours. Nov. 4: Open 24 hours, ballot box closes at 8 p.m. For official ballot drop sites throughout Oregon:  http://www.sos.state.or.us/dropbox/#. For additional voting and election information from the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.oregonvotes.org/

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Winter and/or Spring terms 2014-15. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. NOTE: the program description and application have been revised: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/undergraduate-research-innovation-scholarship-creativity-urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 3.

NEW! Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Fall 2014: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Fall 2014 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Fall 2014 solicitation: preference to equipment that provides new or significantly expanded capabilities. NOTE: the program guidelines and application have been revised: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/research-equipment-reserve-fund. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Dec. 15.

NEW! OSU Library System Changing: Dec. 1  a new library system goes live, offering one-stop discovery and requesting. The new search box accesses 9 million items from 37 Pacific Northwest libraries. Be prepared for changes in Circulation and Course Reserves. Patrons should gather research materials prior to Thanksgiving break (November 30) when a system freeze will occur. More information about the change is available.  Please ask us for help by phone, on chat or in person.

Campus Mail Envelopes:  A reminder to the campus community – if you have an abundance of empty campus mail envelopes on hand, please return them with your mail driver.

Joy Drive: The annual OSU Childcare and Family Resources Joy Drive is right around the corner. The Joy Drive pairs OSU sponsoring departments/individuals with OSU students who have children and are in need of help creating a joyful winter holiday season. Last year 52 student families were helped by the drive.  You may sponsor the children of a student family by emailing familyresources@oregonstate.edu by Nov. 5. You will then receive information on your sponsor family by Nov. 14, and should purchase and deliver gifts to the office by Dec. 1.

NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation- Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) program. This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing – Creating the Industries of the Future. Guidelines: oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-snm. Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development, Mary.Phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Monday, Nov. 24.

Pledge to Go Healthy in the Healthy Life Civil War Challenge: From now through Nov. 26, we’re encouraging Beaver Fans to step up and pledge to a healthy life. For every pledge to Go Healthy this Civil War, PacificSource Healthy Life will donate $1 to the charity of your choice, including OSU’s own Healthy Youth Program. Plus, you could win great prizes, including two tickets to this year’s Civil War. Join the Healthy Life Civil War Challenge today: http://healthylifechallenge.org/home/

Jobs

To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

Early Childhood Associate Teacher – OSU Child Development Center invites applications for two Early Childhood Associate Teacher positions: 1 at full-time (1.0 FTE), and 1 at part time (0.75 FTE).  Posting # 0013158. Closes Oct. 30.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a 0.80 FTE, 12-month Office Specialist 2 position.  Posting #0013211.  Closes Oct. 30.

Education Program Assistant 2– Deschutes County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE),  Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Redmond.  Posting # 0013252. Closes Oct. 31.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE), limited duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Grants Pass.  Posting # 0013168. Closes Oct. 31.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE),  Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Astoria.  Posting # 0013172. Closes Oct. 31.

The OSU Alumni Association is recruiting for an Early Engagement Director. Apply by Oct. 31. Application instructions and position description are posted at: www.osualum.com/jobs

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Forest Regeneration. This position has two components: a 12-month, 0.75 FTE tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor appointment and a 12-month, 0.25 FTE appointment as Director of the Vegetation Management Research Cooperative. Posting #0012861.  Closes Oct. 31.

Public Info Representative 2–Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Public Info Representative 2, Posting #0013175. Closes Nov. 1.

The Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO (VPFA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Executive Assistant reporting directly to the VPFA.  This position provides high level administrative and clerical support, developing systems and processes to assist the Vice President and division’s leadership team in support of university strategic initiatives. Posting #0013222. For full consideration apply by Nov. 3.  Closes Nov. 15.

Construction Contracts Officer - Capital Projects Contract Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0013196.  Closes Nov. 5.

Faculty Research Assistant – Survey Research Center, Department of Statistics invites applications for a part-time (0.49 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013205. Closes Nov 5.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Extension/4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a part-time, (75.0 FTE),  Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Albany.  Posting # 0013215. Closes Nov. 5.

Consultant-Academic Advisor – The School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position. Posting # 0013231. Closes Nov. 6.

The College of Science Information Network (COSINe) Department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Director position. This is an OSU Internal Employment Opportunity, the posting closes Nov. 6. Posting # 0013243

Outreach Program Coordinator– Extension/4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a part-time, (75.0 FTE),  Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Condon.  Posting # 0013223. Closes Nov. 7.

Office Specialist 2 (Temporary) – IE3 Global invites applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE), 12-month, temporary Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0013193. Closes Nov. 7.

Information Security Analyst – Information Services – Office of Information Security invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Information Security Analyst position. Posting # 0013189. Closes Nov 7.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Nov. 10.  Posting #0012692. Closes Nov. 9. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Faculty Research Assistant (Information Management Specialist):  Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society is recruiting for a 12-month, 0.35 FTE, fixed-term, FRA for a Database/Data Management position with the Northwest Tree Improvement Cooperative.  Salary range is $45K-$55K (full-time rate).  Posting # 0013164.  Closes Nov. 9.

Associate Director of Financial Aid Operations –Financial Aid/Scholarships invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Associate Director of Financial Aid Operations, Posting #0013179. Closes Nov. 10.

Administrative Program Assistant – University Marketing invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0013210. Closes Nov. 11.

Office Manager– Douglas County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE),  Office Manager position located in Roseburg.  Posting # 0013190. Closes Nov. 11.

Public Service Communications Specialist – Extension and Experiment Station Communications invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE),  Public Service Communications Specialist position.  Posting # 0013265. Closes Nov. 12.

The Office of Research Integrity invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed-term IACUC Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0013232. Closes Nov. 15.

Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 15.

Student Retention and Success Manager –Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Student Retention and Success Manager, Posting #0013260. Closes Nov. 16.

Consultant-Academic Advisor – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position. Posting # 0013228. Closes Nov. 16.

Secretary of the Board – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Secretary of the Board position. Posting # 0013192. Closes for full consideration Nov 17.

Project Coordinator –The Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Project Coordinator, Posting #0013261. Closes Nov. 18.

Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader for the position of Head Librarian of the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport, Oregon. Posting #0013234. Closes Nov. 21.

Outreach Program Coordinator (Small Farms Coordinator)– Jackson County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time, (.49 FTE),  Small Farms Coordinator position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013249. Closes Nov. 22.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Forest Economics. Posting #0013255.  For full consideration, apply by Nov. 30. Closes Dec. 31.

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film  invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This position will teach five undergraduate and graduate courses, on a trimester system, in global (non-western) related film electives and film theory. Posting #0013155. Closes Jan. 30, 2015.

Senior Institutional Research Analyst – Institutional Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Institutional Research Analyst position. Posting #0013220. Closes Feb. 28, 2015.

Traffic and maintenance

15th Street: As part of the Washington Way Realignment/15th Street Improvement Project, 15th Street will be closed to through traffic at the railroad tracks on Thursday, Oct. 30.  This closure is needed to install railroad equipment at the crossing, which is part of the City of Corvallis and OSU’s cooperative project to reconstruct 15th Street and Washington Way. The traffic signal and intersection at 15th Street and Washington Way will continue  to operate as an all-way stop, but it is scheduled to transition to full operation in early November. Pedestrian detours remain in effect until the traffic signal is fully operational.  Pedestrians should use the 17th Street crossing to access campus north of the tracks.

Kerr Admin partial lot closure: As part of the need for the Facilities Services Refrigeration Shop to replace the dry coolers on the side of Kerr Administration Building, a crane will need to be set in the south parking lot of Kerr (View Map) on Nov. 4-5, from 6 to 10 a.m. both days.

Nash Hall: As part of the Real Time Utility Monitoring, Nash Hall will experience a power shutdown on Friday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m.

26th Street: As part of the 2014 Homecoming Parade and Block Party, 26th Street from just north of the LaSells Stewart Center up to Ralph Miller Lane, will be closed Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to midnight. There will also be rolling closures for the parade which begins at 6:30 p.m. (View Map). Please note that the parade route will end at the Block Party which will mean increased congestion around Gill Coliseum, OSU Beaver Store and CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

Sidewalk Closure at Washington and 15th Street Intersection: Sidewalks along 15th Street were ordered to remain barricaded closed until the railroad has completed installation of the railroad signal arm crossing gates, which the railroad expects to be completed by November.  Pedestrians traveling east-west are encouraged to use the new sidewalks and crosswalks. Those traveling north-south should use the detour in place toward 17th Street. For your continued safety, please only use approved railroad crossings. Encourage everyone to exercise extreme caution around this and all construction sites.  Do not cross barricades and restricted areas.

Weather 

Corvallis: “There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery. “~Joseph Conrad. Rain today, high of 63, low of 50. Showers for Halloween.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of rain, high of 54, low of 48. Rain Friday.

Newport: Rain today, high of 59, low of 49. Showers tomorrow.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/

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