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Aug. 18-22, 2015

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.

Private prisons house more Latinos than do public ones, study finds (NPR)

Brett Burkhardt, an assistant professor of sociology at Oregon State University, authored the study. It lands amidst an ongoing debate over how private prisons compare to their public counterparts, in everything from cost-effectiveness to quality of service. If inmates in private prisons were found to have received worse treatment, the study points out, a racial disparity between private and public prison populations could have legal implications.

How geckos turn their stickiness on and off (National Geographic)

While other creatures use methods like secretions or claws to attach to surfaces, the gecko uses an intricate system called “dry adhesion.” That’s due to a phenomenon known as the van der Waals force, which occurs when electrons in one atom create a magnetic field that stimulates and attracts the electrons in a neighboring atom. “Van der Waals forces are the weakest sort of interatomic forces that we have,” said study co-author P. Alex Greany, a professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University in Corvallis. “It’s amazing that geckos are able to use this really weak force.”  (see also Washington PostLA Times, Forbes)

How hops are powering the American beer Renaissance (Popular Mechanics)

“As a group, the craft beer market uses hops in entirely different ways,” than the large corporate breweries do, says Thomas Shellhammer, a food scientist at Oregon State University and leading hop expert. In an American light lager like Budweiser or Coors, the flavor footprint of the hops is barely present, and the hop aroma is avoided. But for craft brewers, “it’s no longer mainly about bitterness. A lot of these craft brewers are trying to emphasize and showcase the hops’ flavor and aroma.”

Taking up arms where birds feast on buffet of salmon (New York Times)

By 2011, scientists at Oregon State University found, the cormorants each year ate about 20 million juvenile salmon as they headed to sea.

Oregon State trounces UO: Corvallis prevails in a civic matchup (Portland Business Journal)

Grand Forks, North Dakota. Bloomington, Illinois. Binghamton, New York. These are just three of the cities that rank ahead of Eugene in a new list ranking the U.S.’s best college towns. Indeed, Corvallis trounced Eugene on the Best College Reviews list, put together by a group that provides online research for prospective college students.

Oregon’s three big public schools among nation’s most gay-friendly (Oregonian)

Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and Southern Oregon University are among the 50 top colleges in the country when it comes to welcoming and supporting students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, the group Campus Pride said Friday. (see also The AdvocateLGBT Weekly)

What’s killing the Oregon sea star? (Portland Monthly)

“Are you ready?” Bruce Menge, a professor of integrative biology at Oregon State University, asks me as he pulls waterproof boots and overalls over his jeans. The question sounds like a mere formality, but as I peer into the tide pools I’m not sure I am ready for what I see.

Little Giant Whales take a 100 gulps an hour (National Geographic)

While trying to study humpbacks in Antarctica, a team led by Ari Friedlander at the Oregon State University found big groups of minkes, up to 40-strong, feeding around large floes of ice. They seemed to be socialising, and they were certainly relaxed enough for the team to sneak up in an inflatable boat. Friedlander sat on a pulpit at the front, carrying a long carbon-fibre pole with a suction-cup tag at the end. He waited, and eventually, one of the whales surfaced at just the right spot for him to stick the tag on. It was a first.

Is the lionfish the ‘Terminator’ of the sea? (Focus)

To study the lionfishes’ behaviour, researchers at Oregon State University used a replica of a natural reef in the Bahamas to track the decline in numbers of the fairy basslet – a common target of the lionfish. Comparing reefs that had lionfish present to those that didn’t, the biologists saw that when levels of prey were low, the mortality rates remained high in the presence of lionfish – sometimes four times higher than on reefs with native predators alone. (see also UPILive ScienceWorld Science)

Breaking down the gender divide with toys (Globe & Mail)

In a recent study, Aurora Sherman, an associate professor of psychology at Oregon State University, found that playing with Barbies can limit girls’ career aspirations. Notably, it didn’t matter whether it was a traditional “fashion” Barbie or a doctor Barbie from Mattel’s modern-careers collection.

New pharmacy opens in Corvallis (KEZI)

A new pharmacy in Corvallis held its big grand opening Friday, all to help clients at the Benton County Health Centers. The Oregon State University College of Pharmacy teamed up with the health center to open the pharmacy. It gives students a good learning experience but also helps those who do not have insurance. (see also Corvallis Advocate)

Thinning Oregon’s dry-side forests cuts fire risk: Guest opinion (Oregonian)

A piece by Max Bennett, Oregon State University Forestry & Natural Resources Extension agent in Jackson and Josephine counties, and Stephen Fitzgerald, director of the OSU research forests and an OSU extension silviculture and fire specialist in Corvallis. (see also Register-Guard)

Surfers in Pacific Northwest often ignore or don’t know about beach health warnings: Oregon State study shows (Oregonian)

Surfers apparently care more about catching a wave than the risk of catching an infection at beaches posted with health alerts, a new Oregon State University study shows. A survey of more than 500 Pacific Northwest surfers showed that 29 percent knowingly surfed during advisories and 40 percent didn’t know if they had surfed during an advisory. (see also Environmental News Network)

Hidden bird migrations revealed by DNA (Science)

Now, Ruegg and colleagues would like to expand the analysis to other migratory birds, including endangered species, if they can get funding. Douglas Robinson, an ecologist at Oregon State University, Corvallis, calls the approach “probably the wave of the future” for determining geographic connections on a regional scale, but he thinks that more detail will be needed to make a difference in conservation.

Non Finito: “No artist worth their salt is ever finished” (OPB)

Parker invited four artists with very divergent visions and visual language. On the surface, George D. Green, Heidi Cody, Julie Green (Oregon State University), and Bill Hoppe don’t have much in common, beyond having all worked as studio artists in New York. But Parker says she values each for their focus. Her practice, she says, has been influenced by each of these four, in turn.

The myth of the ‘freshmen 15′ (Today)

It’s true the average first-year college student puts on weight, but it’s usually somewhere between 3 pounds up to about 7 pounds, studies indicate. Guys are actually more likely to gain weight than women in their first year, according to a 2009 Oregon State University study.

Corvallis city manager to resign, will work for OSU Foundation (Gazette-Times)

Corvallis City Manager Jim Patterson will leave his job with the city at the end of next week to take a fundraising position with the Oregon State University Foundation. (see also KEZI)

Is recycled sewage a water solution? (Live Science)

In an Oregon State University survey in 2008, while a majority supported a specific water recycling proposal in principle, the percentage of people strongly agreeing with potential applications dropped to as low as 13% for uses associated with human contact or consumption, from around 55% for other industrial and municipal uses.

OSU research aims to boost manufacturing jobs (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University researchers are hoping to restore some lost U.S. manufacturing jobs by developing improved injection molding techniques using a $590,000 grant from Wal-Mart. (see also Yahoo Finance, Manufacturing.net, CNN.Money)

Council to see results of long-awaited housing study (Gazette-Times)

The online survey, which was not scientific, targeted potential respondents mainly through their employers, encouraging businesses to email a link to the survey to their workers. Participating were employers such as Oregon State University, Samaritan Health Services, the city of Corvallis, Benton County, the Corvallis School District, the Corvallis Clinic, Hewlett Packard and CH2M Hill.

A master of planned giving shares his secrets of building relationships (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

When he accepted a new job, in 2013, as vice president for principal gifts and gift planning at Oregon State University, the head of the university’s foundation, Mike Goodwin, called him “an accomplished and dynamic leader” whose proficiency in landing big gifts would be a key asset in the institution’s push to complete a $1-billion fundraising campaign. (Subscription only)

Local partnership aims to improve math education in the mid-valley, mid coast (LIFE@OSU)

Local educators from school districts and higher education institutions across Oregon’s Mid Valley and the Mid Coast gathered at Oregon State University on Monday to sign an agreement that will pool resources and perspectives on math education in the hopes of improving graduation rates and test scores across the area. (see also The News Guard)

Think Too Much: Wine movie to open in Corvallis (Democrat-Herald)

The distribution deal, if it comes, could help land “American Wine Story” in theaters, but it won’t make Baker or his colleagues rich. (In addition to Baker, Justin Smith and Kegan Sims of Corvallis and Truen Pence of Portland served as producers and cinematographers. Baker, Smith and Sims all hold down day jobs at Oregon State University.)

Serious about COLA (Gazette-Times)

Monday was a hot day, perfect for a cold soda, and Oregon State University graduate employees Kevin Weitenier and Dwight Holland handed out information about the students’ efforts to negotiate a cost-of-living adjustment — more commonly known as a COLA — along with 150 cans of cola.

OSU transitions from Blackboard to Canvas (LIFE@OSU)

After long examination, Canvas appears to offer more user-friendly learning management system.

No answers in mystery Oregon bee deaths (Statesman Journal)

Oregon State University also tested for viruses and diseases. Those tests showed nothing that would explain the sudden deaths. (see also Capital Press)

GMO labeling uneasy proposition at Hermiston seed production facility (East Oregonian)

Steven Strauss, a distinguished professor of forest biotechnology at Oregon State University, said mandatory labeling of GMOs is not rooted in science but rather on unfairly branding products by slapping on what many consumers will perceive as a warning label.

Chefs divulge great tailgate snacks (Food Management)

While tailgate menus do tend to veer toward the side of indulgence, Oregon State University is proving that healthier options can win, too. Last year, in the first annual Healthy Tailgating event, OSU chefs came up with their best better-for-you tailgate snacks in a collaboration with OSU dietitians, the Moore Family Center, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Bob’s Red Mill and Pacific Source Healthy Life.

New nursery sprayer could be a game changer (Capital Press)

Robin Rosetta, an integrated pest management specialist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service, said the technology is a “game changer” for producers. Previous research has tweaked pesticides or practices to make them less harmful, “But this is every swath, every crop, every pest,” Rosetta said.

Solihull gran’s black tomatoes are top of the crops (Birmingham Mail)

But Ray didn’t need to consult his tom tom to locate the rare black tomatoes. They were posted from America and it is believed the strange strain was developed at Oregon State University. The dark skin means the fruit is loaded with anthocyanins, which is believed to help in the fight against cancer, diabetes and obesity.

Breathing a poet’s utterances: Re-reading Hazel Hall (Statesman Journal)

Hall’s poetry has been collected in three books. Two of them, “Curtains” and “Walkers,” were published in quick succession near the end of her 38 years. The third, “Cry of Time,” was published posthumously. Then, some 75 years after her death, Oregon State University Press published a combined volume of all three books, “The Collected Poems of Hazel Hall,” edited and introduced by Eugene poet John Witte.

SWOCC to sign forestry agreement with OSU (The World)

Southwestern Oregon Community College has secured an agreement that will allow its forestry grads to transfer directly to Oregon State University’s School of Forestry.

OSU is No. 41 in Cool Schools rankings (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University has made a list of America’s greenest colleges, coming in at No. 41 from among 173 participating four-year institutions.

Alice Biddle stands for OSU graduates, past and present (Gazette-Times)

In 1870, a merchant’s daughter named Alice E. Biddle was among the first three graduates of Corvallis College, now Oregon State University. She was 16 years old, and her fellow graduates were Robert McVeatch and James K.P. Currin.

Jean Miller, widow of former Oregon State Beavers coach Ralph Miller, dies at 93 (Oregonian)

Jean Miller, the First Lady of Oregon State men’s basketball from 1970 through 1989 during its heyday under legendary coach Ralph Miller, passed away in Bend, Ore., on Aug. 8. She was 93.

NCAA limits on For-Profits (Inside Higher Ed)

While a blow to the for-profit colleges, the committee’s recommendation does not go as far as some of the nonprofit institutions would like. Edward Ray, the president of Oregon State University, said Wednesday that the recommendation seemed like an attempt to just “split the difference” between nonprofit and for-profit concerns.

Four rescued from burning boat off Malibu (Ventura Star)

Three adults and one child were on the burning boat. They were wearing life jackets and had boarded a life raft when a research vessel called Pacific Storm reached their location, Turanitza said. The research vessel, which belongs to the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, pulled the four passengers from the life raft.

New medical isotope producer to help increase supply of element needed to fight life-threatening disease (The Missourian)

“The first is … we don’t have to build a nuclear reactor,” Fowler pointed out. Reactors can cost upwards of $250 million to construct. They plan to use the research reactors at MU and Oregon State to irradiate their material.

Unregulated, lucrative and risky (Bend Bulletin)

And even when ephedra and other dangerous stimulants like it are banned, its manufacturers simply pull it off the shelves, reformulate it with a new concoction of ingredients, slap on a new label and send it back to stores, said Melinda Manore, an Oregon State University nutrition professor who has researched weight loss products.

Family farm profits up in 2014 (Virtual-Strategy Magazine)

There are more small family farms in the United States in 2014 than ever before and if well managed, they can be immensely profitable, says Oregon State University Farm Extension faculty member Maud Powell (citing the 2014 USDA Farm Census), speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show.

Geologists are using technology to map deep below the earth’s surface (Sikeston Standard-Democrat)

John Powell checks the direction of connecting cables as Moira Poje ties a second set of cables. The two were in Sikeston Tuesday as part of a study by Oregon State University to better understand the Earth’s structure.

OSU foundation rejects fossil fuels divestment campaign (Gazette-Times)

A campaign led by Oregon State University faculty, staff and students to persuade the OSU Foundation to divest its holdings in fossil fuels has failed. The foundation has announced that it will not divest, angering OSU Divest supporters who said they will continue the battle.

New varieties showcased: Compact, colorful cultivars highlighted (Capital Press)

One variety in particular has special relevance to this year’s showcase, and to Oregon. The Oregon Snowflake Flowering Currant is from Ryan Contreras, a plant breeder and assistant professor of horticulture at Oregon State University. This compact cultivar is the first to come from OSU’s new ornamental plant breeding program, a program that aims to continue pushing the boundaries of how people view and grow ornamental plants.

OSU prof to talk about link between dinosaurs and birds (Democrat-Herald)

An Oregon State University zoology professor will talk about the links between dinosaurs and birds during a presentation at the Albany Regional Museum at noon on Saturday.

Robotics kerfuffle at OSU (Corvallis Advocate)

Kagan Tumer, Professor of Robotics and Control at Oregon State University, has proposed a new graduate engineering program in robotics. If this program passes, students could start majoring in robotics this fall, and OSU will be one of four schools in the country that will offer this robotics major, and it would also have the third-largest robotics faculty.

Hurry if you want to plant fall and winter vegetables (Oregonian)

When planning a winter garden, choose the warmest, most sheltered spots in the garden, advises Ross Penhallegon, an Oregon State University Extensionhorticulturist. Choose heat-resistant and shade varieties and water them frequently as they grow until established.

Study finds women seek anti-aging clinicians to treat menopausal symptoms (Science Codex)

The researchers, who conducted the study with Richard Settersten Jr., professor of public health at Oregon State University, explored what it was about anti-aging medicine that appealed to women, given that the costs for care and prescribed medications were not covered by medical insurance.

Big comeback for Chinese crested terns (Bird Life)

Since 2011, BirdLife International and the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (BirdLife in Hong Kong) have been working with Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, the Zhejiang Wild Bird Society, the Ocean and Fishery Bureau of Xiangshan County and a team of tern experts from Oregon State University in the United States on a restoration project for Chinese Crested Terns in the Jiushan Islands.

Monday

CANCELLED! Digital Humanities Workshop at The Valley Library: The Digital Humanities for Teaching and Research workshop has been cancelled.

Central Oregon joint pain presentation: The biomechanics laboratory led by Oregon State University – Cascades and private partners will host a public presentation with Michael Caravelli, M.D., of The Center in Bend.  The presentation, “Using 3D Motion Analysis to Ease Joint Pain” will explore the latest treatment options for lower extremity osteoarthritis and the technology used in the FORCE Lab to assist individuals with knee pain.  The lecture takes place on Monday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The FORCE Lab is located within The Center at Therapeutic Associates at 2200 NE Neff Rd, #202 in Bend.  For information, see lecture flier or call 541-382-3344.

Tuesday

Data Management Workshops at The Valley Library: The Summer Grad Student & Faculty Workshop Series wraps up with a final workshop. For those writing a grant proposal or starting on a new data collection project, get a jump start on your data management plan with the Intro to Data Management Workshop Aug. 19.  Register to save your seat at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

OSU-Cascades Science Pub: OSU – Cascades continues its Science Pub offerings with a presentation by OSU-Cascades alumnus and OSU doctoral candidate, Tim Putman.  Putman, a biomedical researcher in OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will present “Genome Sequencing, Bioinformatics and Chlamydia: Decoding a Pathogen of Ill Repute” on Tuesday, Aug. 19 in Father Luke’s Room at McMenamins in Bend. Science Pubs take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Science Pubs are free to community members, but reservations are required.  Space is limited to 100 guests.   To register, visit http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs and rsvp by 5 p.m. the day prior.

Wednesday

3-Day Clearance at the OSUsed Store: The store is open to everyone for extended hours this Wednesday through Friday at noon to 4 p.m. daily at 644 SW 13th Street. Marked clearance items will drop in price each day: 25% off Wednesday, 50% off Thursday and 75% off on Friday. Learn more on Surplus Property’s website.

Oak Creek open house: The Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture (OCCUH), will be open to the public during an Aug. 20 Field Day Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students and faculty will be on hand to share information and ideas with the public on: annual trials beds, hedgerow trials, permaculture sites, vegetable gardening w/season extension techniques, honey bees and pollinator services, organic vegetable production, riparian zone restoration, & perennial grass trials. OCCUH, 844 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, is located on the Oregon State University campus, on the northeast corner of 35th Street and Western Boulevard. The Center is accessed via a driveway on the eastern side of 35th between a street bridge crossing Oak Creek (south) and the railroad tracks (north). The property was formerly known as the campus Apiary. Caution: 35th Street is under heavy construction; there may be delays. All are welcome to tour the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture.

Thursday

Eco-Informatics Summer Institute Final Symposium: 11 undergraduate students selected from all over the U.S. participated the 10-week research experience for undergraduate program at OSU. They will present their work about engineered log jam and pollinator from 1 to 3 p.m., Aug. 21 (Thurs) at KEC 1001. Open to the entire OSU community.

Friday

Lab Hazard Awareness Training is being offered to OSU employees on Friday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from in the Oak Creek Building room 201. This safety training is required for all OSU employees who are not lab employees but may need to enter a lab in the course of their work.  Examples would be trade workers, IT workers, or administrative personnel.  The course assists personnel to become familiar with lab hazards,  lab warning signs and labels, and general and specific protective measures. Refresher training is required every three years. Pre-registration is encouraged: submit name and OSU ID# to radiationsafety@oregonstate.edu.

Summer research seminar: Bimal Roy, director of the Indian Statistical Institute, will speak on, “Software Reliability from Crowd-Sourced Software Testing,” Friday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m., in Owen Hall 106.

Shortened Hours: Printing and Mailing Service’s Cascade Hall and Xpress Stop locations will close at 1 p.m. on Friday Aug. 22  for a major software upgrade.  Contact Kiara Goldtrap (Kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu) with any questions.

Parcella Provence retirement: Please join the Memorial Union Organization in thanking Parcella Provence for 29+ years of service to OSU. A retirement reception will be held for Parcella on Aug. 22, 2-3:30 p.m. in the MU Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.

Sunday

ChickTech show: The public is invited to attend a show on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Kelley Engineering Center where participants of ChickTech, a high school girls’ computing and technical workshop, will be displaying projects they’ve built. The show takes place from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.  Some spots are still open for participation in the event. More information and registration can be found online at http://chicktech.org/

Upcoming Events

NEW! Georgetown University Energy Prize: Corvallis is now a quarterfinalist for a $5 million prize rewarding the small U.S. city with the largest reduction in metered residential electricity and natural gas. Learn on Sep.17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Corvallis Library meeting room what we as the OSU community can do to help secure the winning spot and see more about the competition.

New Employee Welcome Breakfast: The sixth annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast hosted by Provost Sabah Randhawa will be held on University Day, Thursday, Sept. 18, at 8:30 a.m., in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. All employees who have joined or will join the University between September 2013 and September 2014 will be invited to accompany President Ray, Provost Randhawa and other OSU colleagues for breakfast and conversation. Registration by Sept. 12 is required, please visit https://conferences.bus.oregonstate.edu/Conference/new-employee-breakfast/registration. Questions? Please call the Office of the Provost at 541.737.2111.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! NPMR and HyperNiche Workshop: Learn how to analyze data with complex interactions using Non-parametric Multiplicative Regression (NPMR) and the HyperNiche software package. A two-day workshop will be offered at OSU on Sept 12 and Sept 18. Information on the workshop can be found here: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~lintzh/NPMRworkshop.html. E-mail Heather Lintz to register for the workshop: hlintz@coas.oregonstate.edu

Recipe to Market, Business planning, Legality and Financing Course: Victor Willis and Oregon State’s Professional and Continuing Education team up to teach students in they month-long online course about legality and methods of financing food based businesses. The course will begin Sept. 1 and run through the month. Please click here to register.

News for Employees

NEW! Beaver Community Fair 2014 – Registration Open:  Reserve your booth for the 2014 Beaver Community Fair.  Information and registration for OSU departments, programs and recognized student organizations is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/seac/initiatives/bcf/.  This year’s Fair will take place on Friday, Oct. 3, in the MU quad.  Questions, contact dante.holloway@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Search advocate workshop hits the road:  Regional sessions of the Search Advocate full-day workshop are now available – Sept. 5 in Aurora (NWREC), Sept. 11 in Newport, and Oct. 13 in Hermiston (HAREC). Register at the OSU Professional Development website http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=39 to complete the training in a streamlined single day version ( 8 am to 5 pm, breakfast/lunch/snack included); or select the standard 2-session workshop series available at the Cascades campus in Bend on Oct. 10 and 17, or in Corvallis during September/October.  Questions?  Contact Anne Gillies by email at anne.gillies@oregonstate.edu or by phone at 541-737-0865.

NEW! Clay Torset retirement: Clay Torset, Head Advisor for the College of Forestry, is retiring at the end of August after 30+ years at OSU. Please join us in wishing him the best as he heads to his new home in Hawaii! Just to make sure he doesn’t forget Oregon we are putting together a basket of Oregon goodies for him…local wine, jelly, etc… and/or taking donations for a retirement gift. There are cards for everyone to sign as well. The cards and basket to leave gifts/donations are with Amanda Landis in the FES Office, RH 321.

Volunteer with OSU Move-in:  The Fall 2014 Move-in Days are Sept. 21, 23, and 24. There are two ways to volunteer (register by Sept. 2).  Volunteering as an individual:  http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ehONjj8V1MMesD3.  Volunteering as a group or organization : http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6yAVqeNyPKNbLUN.

UHDS Fall Move-in Promotion Opportunities for OSU-affiliated departments, student groups, and organizations: UHDS has revised our move-in promotional offerings this year to reflect OSU’s Strategic Goals of Healthy People, Healthy Economy and Healthy Planet. To participate this year your organization must follow the procedure listed under the “Fall 2014 Move-In Promotion” heading at http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/marketing-and-promotion-uhds-facilities.  Please contact dave.warneking@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

Recreational Sports Summer Shutdown 2014 is here: Summer Shutdown 2014 has begun in Recreational Sports! This annual event is led by our team of students and staff members who work diligently to improve and care for your facilities. Rather than interrupt students and member throughout the academic year, we have identified the lowest-use time within Recreational Sports in the summer to accomplish our work. Steven’s Natatorium will continue to be closed through Sept. 1, and Dixon Recreation Center will close for maintenance Aug. 18 – Sept. 1. We do our best to ensure you can keep up your health and fitness routine during Shutdown, so click here to learn about alternative ways to stay active during Summer Shutdown 2014! Questions? Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator.

Student volunteer opportunity: Students – Volunteer for Fall International Student Orientation: We need volunteers to help new International Students adjust to campus the week of Sept. 22-26. Please sign up here to volunteer

Participate in International Student Orientation: OSU community – Show off your department or student organization at a table during International Student Orientation on Sept. 22. Sign up here 

Jobs

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

The Oregon State University Foundation is recruiting for an accomplished Research Analyst.  If you are interested in advancing your career in an organization that is making a difference, please complete the Foundation’s job application, and send it with your cover letter and resume to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator, OSU Foundation.

Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for five full-time, 10-month, Cook 1 positions.  Posting # 0012827.  Closing date has been extended to Aug 18.

Cashier 2. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Cashier 2 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012864. Closes Aug. 18.

Program Representative 1. This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Program Representative 1 positions for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012865. Closes Aug. 18.

Payroll Technician. This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 30 hours per week) Payroll Technician position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012840. Closes Aug. 18.

Director of Student Services – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Director of Student Services. Posting #0012815. For full consideration apply by Aug 18. Closes Sept. 1.

Office Specialist 2 –Office of Registrar will begin review of applications in the University’s Office Specialist 2 pool for a  full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, temporary, Office Specialist 2 position.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0012631 no later than Aug 19.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Finance Specialist/Advisor.  This position will work on the INTO OSU Finance Team providing support to INTO OSU students with communication and advisement relating to their student accounts. This position will utilize communication skills to provide quality advice and support for students, staff, agents and parents. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $27,000 to $30,000 DOE, and a full benefit package.  For more information or to apply, please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13449672 For full consideration please apply by Aug. 20. Closes Aug. 24.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Office Specialist.  This position provides a first point of contact for students and visitors at INTO OSU. This is a general administrative and customer service position designed to provide a high level of support and assistance to students to enhance their university experience. This is a full-time position with an hourly rate of $12 per hour and a full benefit package.  For more information or to apply, please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13449462 For full consideration please apply by Aug. 20. Closes Aug. 25.

Education Program Assistant 1   – Clackamas County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.25 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Oregon City.  Posting # 0012922. Closes Aug. 21.

Assistant Registrar –Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Registrar, Posting #0012888. Closes Aug. 22.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is seeking a Veterinary Technician 3 position for the Small Animal Urgent Care/ICU Service.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0012733 no later than Aug. 22.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hiring a Veterinary Technician 2 position for the Diagnostic Imaging Service.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0012813 no later than Aug. 24.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Education Program Assistant 2   – Clackamas County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.70 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Oregon City.  Posting # 0012924. Closes Aug. 25.

Accountant 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012929. Closes Aug. 26.

Master Gardener Coordinator: Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a part-time, 0.75 FTE, fixed-term, Master Gardener Coordinator in Jackson County.  This position is responsible for the local urban educational programs and materials in horticulture as well as providing leadership and direction for the over 450 Master Gardener volunteers in Jackson County. Posting #0012904. Closes Aug. 27.

Government Relations Coordinator: The Government Relations Office at OSU is seeking a full-time coordinator to support and coordinate OSU’s work with elected and appointed local, state and federal government officials. Posting #0012921. For full consideration, apply by Aug. 29. Closes Sept. 5.

The OSU Alumni Association is recruiting for a facilities supervisor for the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: osualum@oregonstate.edu or OSU Alumni Association, 204 CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis OR 97331 by Aug. 29. View position description at www.osualum.com

IT Web Specialist 2–The Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries (AquaFish) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  fixed-term IT Web Specialist 2 position. Posting #0012870. Closes Aug. 30.

Senior Learning and Engagement Associate – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Senior Learning and Engagement Associate position. Posting # 0012896. Closes Aug 31.

Public Information Representative 2 – University Marketing invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Public Information Representative 2 position. Posting # 0012875. Closes Aug. 31.

Staff Auditor – The OSU Office of Audit Services invites applications for a Staff Auditor position. Posting #0012689. Closes Aug. 31.

Fiscal Coordinator 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Fiscal Coordinator 1 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012944. Closes Sept. 1.

The Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a Human Resources Consultant 1. This is a 1.00FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position.  Posting #0012927.  Closes Sept. 1.

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine – OSU invites applications for the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Posting # 0012628. Closes for full consideration Sept. 1.

Administrative Program Assistant   – Extension Services at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE)  Administrative Program Assistant position.  Posting # 0012933. Closes Sept. 4.

Information Technology Systems Specialist, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.  Posting #0012810. Closes Sept. 7.

VP for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, IRB Coordinator position. Posting #0012920. Closes Sept. 10.

Business Intelligence Analyst – Office of Budget and Fiscal Planning invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Business Intelligence Analyst position. Posting #0012923. Closes Sept. 12.

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.  For full consideration, apply by Sept. 12. Closes Oct. 31.

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

Traffic and maintenance

Power outage: Pacific Power & Light (PP&L) has requested a power shut down to make repairs in the tunnel on Sunday, Aug. 24, for a 3 hour period from 8 to 11 a.m.  The following buildings will be affected by this power shutdown: Gilkey Hall, Gleeson Hall, Gilbert Addition, Sheppard Hall, Milne Hall, Dearborn Hall, Rogers Hall, Benton Hall, Milam Hall, Bexell Hall, Kidder Hall, Covell Hall, Batcheller Hall, Merryfield Hall, Graff  Hall.

Jefferson Way: Jefferson Way will be closed between 30th and  Sackett Place from 7 a.m. Aug. 18 through 7 a.m., Aug. 25.

Milne: As part of the Restroom ADA Upgrades project, the bathrooms in Milne will be closed through September.

Jefferson Way and Waldo Place: As part of the Student Experience Center project, from June 16 – Sept. 22, Waldo Place (from Jefferson Way to Campus Way) and Jefferson Way (from Waldo Place to 26th Street) will be closed to traffic for street improvement work.  Detour signs will be in place to route traffic down Benton to Washington Way. Also the Library loading dock will be temporarily relocated to the east side of the building at the Fire Lane.

Weather 

Corvallis: Starting out hot but we’ll be back in the 70s before you know it. Sunshine with a few clouds most of the week. Monday will be the hottest day with a high of 92. The weather will slowly cool to the upper 70s midweek. Lows overnight in the 50s.

Central Oregon: Isolated thunderstorms begin the week, but it will be mostly sunny for the rest of the week, highs lowering to the mid to upper 70s and lows in the 40s.

Newport: Patchy fog will lead to a slight chance of showers most of the week, highs around 65, lows in the 50s.

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

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