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Friday, Oct. 24, 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.

Computer chip gets a green makeover (PBS News Hour)

The technology that runs our daily lives, from laptops and cellphones to car sensors, relies on tiny computer chips. As consumers demand better, faster computers, the chips have to evolve, says Doug Keszler, director of the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry at Oregon State University.

Poor decision-making skills and behaviour (British Psychological Society)

Research by Oregon State University, published in the Journal of Behavioural Decision Making, concluded that “less-refined” decision-making skills early in life can be a potential “harbinger for problem behaviour in the future” (see also Wonder Woman India)

GMO task force as divided as the rest of the state when it comes to genetically engineered crops (Oregonian)

Task force members, appointed by Gov. John Kitzhaber in April, include a handful of farmers, Oregon State University scientists, food processors, and a representative from the Oregon Seed Association.

Redefining the Willamette River (Gazette-Times)

Among this group of well known and well-respected writers and poets is Corvallis native Abby Phillips Metzger, whose book, “Meander Scars: Reflections on Healing the Willamette River,” was published last year through OSU Press.

Grant will help Oregon develop its first cross-laminated timber plant (Portland Tribune)

Oregon BEST awarded a $150,000 commercialization grant to DR Johnson Lumber Co., which is working with Oregon State University researchers to create the state’s first cross-laminated timber plant near Riddle in Southern Oregon.

Acclaimed OSU toxicologist dies; will receive award posthumously (Gazette-Times)

George Bailey, an Oregon State University toxicologist, died Monday, just a month before he was to receive the 2014 Discovery Award presented by the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon Health & Science University, according to a press release sent Thursday from OSU. (see also Portland Business Journal)

Collection event: Safe, anonymous (Argus-Observer)

Workers from Clean Harbors grouped together pesticides with similar pH levels that had been dropped off by local farmers and ranchers. At the end of the day, the materials were transported to the company’s incineration facility in Aragonite, Utah. “We’ve had some wild stuff come in,” said Bill Buhrig, extension crop agent for Malheur County’s OSU Extension Service, who was present at the event.

Corvallis police urge residents to lock up after surge in car prowls (Gazette-Times)

As with several types of minor crimes, the rate of vehicle break-ins and thefts tends to rise with the influx of Oregon State University students, Wood said. But through Oct. 21, the Corvallis Police Department had responded to 102 calls about vehicle break-ins this month, a 17 percent increase from 87 calls in October 2013. Police responded to 67 calls in September, a slight decrease from 71 reports in September 2013. The increase in activity from month to month is common, but 14 calls in one evening is unusual, Wood said.

Today

Cheese sale: Beaver Classic Cheese Sales today and every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Withycombe 159.

Taste of the ‘Chives- “Eat Like a Local: Treats from the Past:” Friday, Oct. 24, noon to 1 p.m., Willamette Room East in the Valley Library. Sample dishes with homegrown Oregon flavors such as apples, honey, hops, and cheese for this popular smorgasbord celebrating historic recipes. Cooks and culinary magicians are always welcome! Recipes to prepare and share will be featured on the Speaking of History blog and in ScholarsArchive.

OSU’s Africa Initiative will hold its first meeting of the year with Jen Veilleux (Department of Geography) who will give a talk on “Water Development in the Nile Basin.” Fri., Oct. 24, noon to 1 p.m., 203 Wilkinson Hall.  Faculty, staff, students, and the broader OSU community who share interest in issues related to Africa are welcome.

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. 24, the guest is the U.S. Army Jazz Combo from Fort Lewis, Wash.

Meat lab: The Clark Meat Science Center’s retail store is open every Friday, from 1-5:30 p.m.  Located off of Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool, the meat lab offers a variety of meat products developed and crafted by OSU students. Products include fresh retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, hickory smoked bacon, jerky, and dry-cured products. For more information, including pricing and availability, call 541-737-1927.

OSU Disability Network Meeting:   Join OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, as well as the development of a DS curriculum.   The next meeting is Oct. 24, 2 p.m. in Milam 306.  The group will be reading Rosemary Garland-Thomson’s Staring: How We Look.   Contact Stephanie Jenkins for more information and for a copy of the paper.

Magic Barrel: Portland writer Amanda Coplin will join two Oregon Poets Laureate, screenwriter Jon Raymond and five other distinguished Oregon writers reading from their works on Friday, Oct. 24, at the 21st Annual Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger. The annual fundraiser for Linn Benton Food Share is an evening of readings, music and fine refreshments, held at the historic Whiteside Theatre. Doors open and music starts at 6:30 p.m.; readings begin at 7 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $9 at the door. The Magic Barrel is sponsored in part by OSU Center for the Humanities.

Fright Knight Costume Dance: The Brothers of Omega Delta Phi are hosting the annual dance party Oct. 24, at the Snell-International Forum. Alcohol Awareness workshop starts at 9 p.m., and ends at 9:45 p.m. Dance Party starts at 10 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.  Event sponsored by SEAC and Funded by SORCE.

Saturday

OSUsed Store Saturday Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its monthly Saturday public sale Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

Adventure Leadership Institute’s Wilderness First Aid & Wilderness First Responder – Open to all: Learn the essential skills of wilderness first aid and being a first responder in the wilderness through Recreational Sports’ Adventure Leadership Institute courses. Wilderness First Aid is occurring on Oct. 25-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Wilderness First Responder will occur Dec. 13 – 20 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. These courses are open to OSU students, Recreational Sports members and the general public. Learn more about the Adventure Leadership Institute here or check out the course schedules here.

Make A Difference Day: Registration for service projects for Make A Difference Day is now open! Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate this year’s Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 25. On Make A Difference Day millions of volunteers across the nation will unite with a common mission – to improve the lives of others. Learn about OSU’s 2014 projects and register for projects here: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/cce/events/make-difference-day/2014-make-difference-day-projects. Projects will take place at various times and check-in will take place in Snell 149. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement.

State of the Coast: Register now for the Oct. 25 State of the Coast, a day-long event in Florence, Ore., bringing coastal citizens, business leaders and local government representatives together with scientists and students to explore the current and future state of Oregon’s marine environment. Speakers, seafood cooking demonstrations, student poster session and a debate about wind and wave energy by OSU Fisheries & Wildlife students.  Sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant. http://www.stateofthecoast.com/

Upcoming Events

NEW! Grand Opening of the Ettihad Cultural Center: The grand opening celebration of the Ettihad Cultural Center (ECC) is designed to help facilitate a deeper understanding for students and staff of  this culture. The ECC started with a new vision of unity and this event makes history as the first center of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. 3 to 5 p.m., MU New Horizon Room.

NEW! 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.

NEW! Pretty Faces ski film screening! Women in Science is co-hosting a screening of the ski film Pretty Faces on Wednesday Nov. 12 at Majestic Theatre. Film starts at 7:30 p.m. This film celebrates women’s achievements in the mountains. For more info, check out www.unicornpicnic.com or email womeninscience@oregonstate.edu

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

Campaign Celebration: 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.

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.

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. Learn about other campaign celebration events during Homecoming week.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! 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. Mon. Oct. 27, noon to 12:50 pm. 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/1v0vqWG

NEW! Hydrophiles: Hyrdophiles presents the inaugural Water on Tap event is this coming Monday, Oct. 27 from 7-8 p.m. at the Old World Deli. This week’s presentation is titled Countries at Risk: an Assessment of States with Shared Transboundary Water Resources.

NEW! NIH & OSU Open Access Policies and 3D Printing Workshops at The Valley Library: The Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series continues with a session addressing the NIH Public Access and OSU Open Access initiatives Oct. 28. 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

NEW! Student learning and success: The College of Liberal Arts presents Tia Brown McNair from AAC&U, who will give a presentation on “Innovation to What End? Promising Strategies and Critical Questions for Improving and Equalizing Student Learning and Success,” Tuesday, Oct. 28, 10-11:30 a.m., Memorial Union Room 213.

NEW! Horticulture departmental seminars: Sugae Wada, research associate, OSU horticulture, will speak on “In Vitro Mineral Nutrition for Genetically Diverse Germplasm: Challenges and Opportunities,” Oct. 28, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

NEW! OSU Advantage Accelerator Seminar: Demystifying Sales. Come to a free seminar led by Jacey Marushia-Laurain of Sharp Business Consulting. Her topics will include: knowing your customer, channel identification and selection, tools for managing sales, & tips for creating successful interactions. OSU Advantage Accelerator Main Conference Room Oct. 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Limit 10. RSVP to reserve your spot. For more details visit us here.

NEW! Photographer talk: British photographer and conceptual artist John Hilliard will speak about his work on Tuesday, Oct. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. His talk, “A Catalogue of Errors,” is free and open to the public. Hilliard’s appearance is part of the Visual Artists and Scholars lecture series sponsored by the School of Arts and Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at OSU.

NEW! College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Futurist with the Intel Corporation Brian David Johnson will speak on “Humanity in the Machine: What Comes After Greed?” Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center. He will explore how technology reflects the mission and values of the societies that create it. Free and open to the public.

NEW! 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

NEW! 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.

Storytelling, Religion and the Contours of Well-Being:  Paul Stoller, Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University, will explore the death of Jean-Marie Gibbal.   Some have attributed Gibbal’s premature death to korte or death magic that practitioners had sent from Mali (where Gibbal had done fieldwork) to France.  This story provides the framework for a wide-ranging discussion of ethics, embodiment, epistemology, religion, storytelling and our never-ending quest for well-being in the world.  Monday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Memorial Union Journey Room.

The second offering of the online Digital Brand Management Certificate series begins Oct. 27: OSU’s College of Writing, Literature and Film partnered with Professional and Continuing Education to create a four-course certificate program designed to help professionals leverage digital marketing tools and best practices to successfully navigate an increasingly digital world.  The first course, Digital Brand Strategies, launches Oct. 27. Register now!

Open Oregon State: Open Oregon State is a new unit that works with faculty to create online educational resources (OERs) that can be accessed freely by students and teachers in digital media collections worldwide. Attend a luncheon Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center to learn about our goals, projects and partnerships. Register today on the Open Oregon State website.

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! Safety Contract Classes Available & First Aid Kits: Recreational Sports offers safety classes for students, members, the OSU community and the general public. American Heart Association and Red Cross courses are available to take in a group setting or one-on-one. The Safety program continues to have a robust schedule of class offerings. Additionally, Recreational Sports sells First Aid Kits. Help to keep our Beaver Nation healthy and safe. Learn the necessary skills today! Contact Recreation Services for more information.

OSU Contract Services and Procurement – Request for Customer Feedback: The Contract Services and Procurement units within Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) invite customers to provide feedback through brief online surveys, one for Contract Services and one for Procurement. If you’ve worked with both units, please fill out the survey for each unit. We appreciate your feedback on your experience working with us. The surveys are available through Nov. 7.

Accelerator accepting applications: The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator program is accepting applications for their next cohort, which begins in January 2015 and runs for five months. Applications from innovative and high-growth traded sector companies that produce goods and services used outside the region are encouraged. More information and an application is available on the website, at www.oregonstate.edu/accelerator.

SEIU Local083 Classified Employees: If you have not yet completed the SEIU503 bargaining survey, it can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015HigherEdSurvey. Remember that there are cookies at stake for any department that has 100% participation by all classified employees (members and fairshare).  You will need to send a list indicating who all the employees are in your department after they have completed the survey to claim your prize.

Zombie alert: Humans versus Zombies, a student-led activity, will be taking place Friday Oct. 24, noon through Nov. 2, midnight, on the grounds of campus.  This outdoor-only tag game features teams of students as humans and zombies, all wearing identifiable head and arm bands with the letters HVZ on them.  Players will be carrying brightly colored Nerf toy blasters.  Game moderators will be wearing identifiable arm and headbands.  Any students or staff with concerns should contact Campus Public Safety non-emergency number, 541-737-3010.  Students participating in this event are also asked to stop what they are doing if a campus community member requests them to do so. For more information  email mods@osundead.com or visit the HVZ website at www.osundead.com.

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/

Call for proposals: DeLoach Work Scholarships for undergraduates: The University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for winter and spring terms, 2015. Tenured and tenure-track Oregon State faculty members, as well as senior instructors, can submit proposals for funding in support of Honors College undergraduates working at tasks that advance faculty research and enhance student experiential learning. Proposed work must relate to the area of the nominated student’s academic training and provide a significant learning outcome. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 7. Information at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.

Additional A Zone annual permits available: A limited number of additional annual A1 and A3 zone parking permits are now available for sale online. Get them while they last. https://my.parking.oregonstate.edu/sales/ Permits are also still available in the B1 and B2 zones.

Exercise rewards: Want to earn money for working out? Faculty Staff Fitness is an approved Exercise Rewards Program facility. Find out more about the Exercise Rewards Program and how you can be earning money back for the time you spend in class here.

Jobs

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

The Oregon State University Foundation (OSUF) has three openings for experienced higher education major gift officers.  These positions will join existing fundraising teams in the College of Engineering, the College of Business and in Athletics.  Please note: the positions for the College of Engineering and for Athletics are located in the Foundation’s Portland office; the position for the College of Business could be located in either Corvallis or Portland. 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 Patricia Kenney, Sr. Director of Human Resources, osuf.hr@oregonstate.edu

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE), limited duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Pendleton.  Posting # 0013216. Closes Oct. 24.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE), limited duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Irrigon.  Posting # 0013217. Closes Oct. 24.

Accounting Technician – OSU-Cascades invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month Accounting Technician, located in Bend, OR.  Posting #0013188. Closes Oct. 24

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Admissions Customer Service Representative.  This position will support the Office of International Admissions in providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process.To apply,  visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14247122  Closes Oct. 24.

Temporary Information Technology Consultant – Hatfield Marine Science Center invites applications for a temporary, full-time (1.0 FTE), Temporary Information Technology Consultant, Competency Level 1.  This position is in Newport, Oregon.  Posting # 0013209. Closes Oct. 27.

Trades/Maintenance Coordinator – INTERNAL search. University Housing & Dining Services invites Internal OSU employees to apply for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Trades/Maintenance Coordinator position. Posting #0013208. Closes Oct. 28.

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. Full consideration date: Oct. 29. Closes Nov. 5.

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 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.

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.

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.

Faculty Research Assistant:  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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Jefferson Way: As part of the work by Pacific Power for the Memorial Union electrical transformer removal, Jefferson Way from Waldo Pl. to 26th Street will be closed on Sunday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 3:30 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: It’s going to be a rainy weekend but there’s a silver lining, you won’t be expected to do any yard work. Rain tapering to showers by Sunday, highs around 60, lows in the lower 50s.

Central Oregon: Rain through the weekend, tapering to showers by Sunday. Highs in the lower 50s, lows in the 40s.

Newport: Rainy with showers by Sunday. Highs in the upper 50s, lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.

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

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