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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

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.

Independent boards to govern UO and PSU: Lawmakers will start debate on them today (Oregon Live)

The state’s other five public universities would continue to be governed by the state higher ed board or its proposed successor, a Board of Postsecondary Education, which would also oversee community colleges, and college scholarships and financial aid. But any of them could also qualify to get an independent board if they want one. Oregon State University has signaled that might be the case for it.

OSU-Cascades hires firm to study real estate options (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University has hired Compass Commercial Real Estate Services to provide real estate consulting services as it converts its Cascades campus in Bend into a four-year university

Kitzhaber lists college-construction priorities (KGW)

Oregon State University would benefit most if the governor’s recommendations win approval during the legislative session. Kitzhaber proposes using state bond money to pay for half of a $65 million classroom building and quad at the Corvallis campus and another $20 million to help build a chemical, biological and environmental engineering building. (see also Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce)

Senate committee chair backs more funding for ag extension, research (Capital Press)

The chairman of the newly formed Senate Committee on Rural Communities and Economic Development said he favors increasing state funding for agricultural research and extension.

Science Pub to look at amphibians’ decline (Democrat-Herald)

Amphibians such as frogs, salamanders and newts are declining around the world. Oregon State University zoologist Andrew Blaustein will discuss what these extinctions mean for ecosystems and for people during a talk at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, Feb. 11.

Say hello to Oregon’s newest nut tree (Mail Tribune)

From Oregon State University’s renowned hazelnut-breeding program, here’s the latest scoop: Welcome Wepster, a new, high-yielding, blight-resistant hazelnut tree bred to fulfill the wishes of the chocolate industry

Today

News & Research Communications Mardi Gras Rummage Sale: Come by Kerr’s 4th Floor Lobby from Feb. 4-8, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. We’re selling books, music, movies, electronics, baby clothes and more. And with our Mardi Gras theme, we’ll also be selling Mardi Gras beads and masks!

NEW! Advisor Coffee Talk: Marian Moore will be joining us to talk about aspects that Career Services can offer for our students, on campus and distance. There will be time to ask her questions, share your experiences and mingle with your peers. We will provide coffee, tea and snacks. Feb. 7, 11 a.m. to noon, Student Success Center Building, Room 138.

Soup, Glorious Soup!: Join the Foreign Languages Department in Kidder 210 every Wed. during the Food Drive, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for soup, soup, soup! Bring a monetary donation and/or packaged food to donate to Linn-Benton Food Share if you can! Automatic payroll donations are the best way to give to this important cause! Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Webinar – Beyond Blackboard Basics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). This session covers several useful features in Blackboard that instructors may not know about, or would like more details on. We’ll review Adaptive release; Mark as reviewed; Performance dashboards; Notifications and more. Thurs. Feb 7, noon to 12:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNG9m

Soup and salad: The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center will be hosting a soup and salad event on Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until the food runs out, in Hovland Hall, Room 9 , in support of Linn Benton Food Share. Please come and enjoy a variety of delicious homemade soups with salad and bread for $5.

International Programs Speaker Series: Yamina Aimene, assistant professor from the Universite des Antilles et de la Guyane, kicks off IP’s new monthly series, Unique Journeys: Collaboration Beyond Borders. From OSU’s diverse population of international scholars, faculty, student interns and sponsoring professors, IP introduces a lively series of talks and panel discussions. Feb. 7, from noon to 1 p.m., MU 109B. Light refreshments served.

“Free and Easy” Biochemistry: At the Feb. 7 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Kevin Ahern (aka the singing scientist), will discuss his approach to science education. Triad will meet in the MU, room 109A, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

Celebrity Chef at Lunar New Year: On Thurs, Feb. 7. Food Network personality and acclaimed chef Jet Tila will be demonstrating his cooking technique and his recipes with time to meet with students, OSU staff and faculty and the general public. Marketplace West’s Ring of Fire, live cooking demonstrations: 12:30-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m. and meal service: 11-1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Meal cost: $9 at the door.

Soil hand texturing: The Association of Graduate Soil Scientists (AGSS) will have an open lab for training hand texturing skill of soil. Feb. 7, 5 to 7 p.m., ALS 00018. $3 fee. There will be a challenge quiz of estimating texture and winner will get a prize! This money will be donated to Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development (NICCO) who is continuously supporting the devastated area by East Japan Earthquake.

Upcoming Events

NASA Student Symposium: The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium will host the 2013 NASA Student Symposium on Friday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room. The Symposium features a morning poster session and afternoon oral presentations by student interns, scholars, and teams. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/student-symposium.

Webinar:
TAC.FM, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC) & Stevon Roberts (TAC/CTL). Drop in on our Friday morning TAC Technology webinars. Each week we will take a look at technologies of interest to teaching faculty at OSU. Check out our program offerings, topics and show notes at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/tacfm. Fri. Feb. 8, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNKG4

Music a la Carte
: The Lyric Trio: A musical journey through English and American poetry, songs for soprano, oboe and piano. Noon, Feb. 8, MU Lounge.

Piano master class with Inon Barnatan: The public is invited to observe this concert pianist while he works with piano students at Benton Hall. 3 p.m., Feb. 9, Benton Hall Room 303.

Between the Cracks:
Tess Brinckman, classical flutist. 7 p.m., Feb. 9, The Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave. $10 adults, $5 Arts Center members, students free. Supported by the OSU Music Department.

Piano concert: Corvallis-OSU Piano International presents the second concert in the 2012-2013 Steinway Piano Concert Series. Israeli pianist Inon Barnaton will perform on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. OSU students and youth ages eight through 18 are admitted for free.

Professional faculty to meet with President Ray and Provost Randhawa: Professional faculty are invited to attend a conversational meeting Feb. 11, 3 to 4 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. This meeting will be recorded and can be viewed at http://live.oregonstate.edu.If you have questions or suggestions for discussion, contact Andrea Bisson (andrea.bisson@oregonstate.edu).

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Genomics lecture: Patrick Phillips, biology professor with University of Oregon, will speak on “Stress and Death: A nematode model system for molecular quantitative genomics,” Feb. 8, 3:30 p.m. in ALS 4001.

NEW! Corvallis Science Pub: Andrew Blaustein on the consequences of amphibian extinction. Feb. 11, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis.

Science Lecture: Feb 13, noon, Ballard Extension Hall 200. “Economic impact assessment of innovation: Analysis lessons from ag biotech” by Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, an Endowed Professor of Agribusiness Strategy and the Director of the Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center at the University of Missouri.

Food drive events

NEW! Plant “Sale”: A fair variety and large quantity of plants are available for donation. Come by Ballard Ext. Hall 303 M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Feb. 11 until March 1. All proceeds benefit the Food Drive. Questions? Contact: laura.relyea@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Singing Telegrams for Valentine’s Day: It’s Valentine’s Day! Want to send someone a telegram on campus? Let me know when and where, and I’ll show up with a complimentary “rose” and a song! Contact leonora.rianda@oregonstate.edu and make a donation to the Linn-Benton Food Drive.

NEW! Mardi Gras cajun feast: Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style on Feb. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in the fourth floor lobby of Kerr Admin. For a $5 donation to the Food Share you’ll receive a full New Orleans lunch, including main entree (meatless option available) a side dish, dessert and a drink, plus a mask! You can also purchase Mardi Gras beads.

NEW! Recreational Sports Valentine’s Silent Auction: On Feb. 12 at Dixon Rec. Center from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., come bid on items for your sweetheart (or yourself!). Past auction items included: food items and goodies, gift baskets, gift certificates to local restaurants, flowers, artwork, crafts, jewelry, massages, cooking class, gourmet coffee, Beaver stuff and more!

NEW! Bake Sale: Stop by Magruder Hall Lobby Feb. 12-15, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. to pick up delicious baked goods! The College of Vet Med is supplying a great variety individually sold of baked goods, ranging from 50 cents to $2.

College of Education Raffle: Prizes include jewelry from Alta’s Antiques and Designs by OC, gift cards from Animal Crackers, Broken Yolk, Creative Crafts, Flat Tail, First Alternative Co-op, The Retreat Day Spa and Salon, and Vertebrata Chiropractic. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing is on Feb. 28. Stop by Furman 104 or email amy.beaderstadt@oregonstate.edu to buy tickets.

Campus Operations 50/50 Raffle: The prize is 50 percent of the ticket sales! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be held March 1 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets available from Christine Atwood (christine.atwood@oregonstate.edu), Keahi McFadden (keahi.mcfadden@oregonstate.edu) or JayLene Seeley (jaylene.seeley@oregonstate.edu).

Food Drive Raffle: Enter to win one of three fabulous gift baskets: Beer Basket, Home Sweet Home, or Sweet Tooth! Tickets are $1 with all proceeds going to the OSU Food Drive. Purchase tickets at Waldo 102 between 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Monday – Friday by Feb. 28. Visit our website for more info.

Research Office Online Auction: Bid in our online auction Feb. 4-12, for a chance to win several items including a week’s reserved parking, jewelry, candy baskets and bouquets, and bragging rights for Rick Spinrad shaving his head! Items on display in A312 Kerr. Place your bids at http://oregonstate.edu/research/2013fooddrive.

Valentine Cake Walk & Name that Baby Contest: Who doesn’t love delicious desserts just in time for Valentine’s Day? On Thurs., Feb. 14, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., for only $2, enter to win a delicious cake and have fun with your colleagues in the process! At the same time, we will be having the first ever MIME “Name That Baby” Contest. MIME faculty & staff have submitted baby photos and if you can guess who all the “Babies” are, you win a prize. Only $1 to enter. Event location TBA. Email michelle.eck@oregonstate.edu.

Chemistry/Physics Departments Food Drive Raffle: The Chemistry and Physics Department is raffling off a variety of items to raise money for Food Drive February.  They include soup delivery for a month, a night of star gazing and more. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Purchase your tickets in 153 Gilbert Hall, M-F 8-5. Drawing will be held Feb. 28.

Flower Power: Email JoLynn.OHearn@oregonstate.edu to be added to the order site for Gift Wrap, Dahlias, Freesias, Tiger Lilies, Anemones, Peonies and Black Gladiolus. 50% of the profit goes to Linn Benton Food Share. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement.

See’s Candies: Email JoLynn.OHearn@oregonstate.edu to order from the Spring Candies Selection. 25%-50% profit goes to Linn Benton Food Share. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement.

Raffle for prizes: Enchanted Forest passes, Bi-Mart Gift Certificate, Animal Crackers Gift Card, and more! Come to the 4th floor Administration Desk in The Valley Library to buy your $1 raffle tickets. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. For more information contact JoLynn.Ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

Izzy’s Coupon books for $5: Come buy coupon books at the 4th Floor Reception Desk in The Valley Library! Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. Questions? Contact JoLynn.Ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Extension Linn County’s 12th Annual Soup Bar: Our fundraiser to benefit Linn Benton Food Share is on Fri, March 1, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. It’s $4 for a bowl with bread, beverage and cookies or $6 for a bottomless bowl, bread, beverage, and cookies. 104 4th Ave. SW, Albany. Contact Rosemary Weidman: rosemary.weidman@oregonstate.edu.

Second Annual Prettiest Pet Contest: Is your pet the cutest? Enter the Prettiest Pet contest to benefit the Food Drive. Submit a photo & $1 entry fee at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg.; entries accepted Jan. 28 through March 1. Vote for your fave by donating from Feb. 4 through March 1; the pet with the most donations wins. Email jessica.king@oregonstate.edu.

News for Employees

NEW!  Watch student fee hearings: KBVR-TV has been recording the Student Incidental Fee Committee Hearings for students. These hearings decide budgets for various student organizations, as well as the amount that each student pays for Student Incidental Fees. For more information on the hearings, visit the SIFC website at www.oregonstate.edu/sifc/home. The videos will be posted on KBVR-TV’s YouTube channel, which can be found at www.youtube.com/user/kbvr26.

NEW! DPD seminar: Applications for The Summer 2013 DPD Faculty Seminar are now available.  The seminar will run from June 17-July 5, 2013 from 9 am to 1 pm.  Applications are due on April 1, 2013.  Information and the application for the DPD seminar are available here: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/dpd/dpd-faculty-seminar

NEW! Science and Engineering Workshop: A free workshop, “Discovering the Scientist Within,” for 6th-8th grade girls will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at OSU. The workshop includes fun, hands-on activities, and the opportunity to meet successful woman engineers, research scientists, university professors, and OSU undergraduate and graduate students. To register: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/cosey/discovering-scientist-within. Info: 541-737-6422. Registration is limited to the first 85 girls.

NEW! Fall 2013 On-campus Housing Move-In:  This coming Fall 2013 move-in for the residence halls and co-operative houses will take place on Sept. 24- 25. Much of campus will experience some impact including limited parking, street closures, and other delays. A taskforce is meeting monthly to evaluate these impacts. To see the Housing Move In schedule visit: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/move-in-guide.  For more information contact Brian.Stroup@oregonstate.edu

Baccalaureate Core Grants: The Office of APAA announces grant funding for two awards of $5,000 each for academic units or a group of faculty to gather student learning data for Baccalaureate Core assessment undergoing review this year and next year (Speech, Mathematics, Fitness, DPD and certain WIC courses). Additional details can be obtained at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/assessment/home. For more information, contact Stefani Dawn, 541-737-0919 or Stefani.dawn@oregonstate.edu. Proposal deadline: Feb. 22.

Black History Month Display “Creating an Archival Collection”: the St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Parish Records” showcases the history of the parish and the creation of an archival collection of the church’s records. The exhibit can be found on the fifth floor of Valley Library in the display case across from the main elevators and will be up through the end of the month. Find out more on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post and check out the Digital Collection on Flickr . For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, and visit the Oregon Multicultural Archives .

Long-Term Research Rooms: Applications are being accepted for the use of long-term (6, 9, or 12 month) research rooms in The Valley Library. Three rooms are available at this time. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 15. To apply, visit http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/files/LongTermResearchApp.pdf

Student engagement survey results: See what our incoming students had to say on the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement , take a look at upcoming assessment based workshops. It is all in the OSU Perspective—now on line here.

NSF – EPA / NSF NSMDS Letters of Intent: The Research Office is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis program. NSMDS are groups of two or more researchers working in trans-disciplinary fields to promote the development of safe and sustainable chemicals as well as safe and sustainable synthetic procedures. Guidelines here. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission deadline to Research Office: Feb. 11.

NSF – EPA / NSF NCCLC Letters of Intent: The Research Office is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – EPA/NSF Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle program. NCCLCs will promote development of trans-disciplinary, systems- and molecular-level understanding of the life cycle of important synthetic chemicals and materials. Guidelines here. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission deadline to Research Office: Feb. 11.

Faculty Assessment Travel Grants: The Office of APAA announces grant funding for travel to learn about assessment methods that can be imported for use at OSU for the purpose of improving assessing student achievement of learning outcomes. Additional details can be obtained at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/assessment/home. Contact Bill Bogley, Director of Academic Programs, Assessment & Accreditation, with questions – 541-737-7463, bill.bogley@oregonstate.edu. Proposal deadline: There is a rolling proposal deadline. Proposals will be accepted until June 15.

NSF – High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Building a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering Letters of Intent: The Research Office is requesting letters of intent for the HPCSA program. The purpose is to generate proposals from Service Provider organizations who are committed to the delivery of world leading High Performance Computing and Data enabled resources through the XD environment. Guidelines. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission deadline to Research Office: Feb. 21.

Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Spring 2013: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Spring 2013 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/rerf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-8390. Deadline: March 12.

Traffic and maintenance

Austin Hall construction: As part of the excavation and site foundation development for the new College of Business Building, Austin Hall, please expect street congestion, noise and vibration associated with this project, including Jefferson, Washington and 30th Street. Bicyclists and pedestrians are especially warned to look out for construction vehicles, which have a longer breaking time than most cars. Austin Hall will be located to the west of Fairbanks and the Women’s Building. Dates: Jan. 30-April 19.

Oak Creek Building: Due to repairs to the building water system, the domestic cold water will be temporarily shut down while the building back flow devices are repaired and tested. This will affect the entire building. Date: Feb. 12, 6:30 a.m. to noon.

Cordley West parking closure: Due to crane staging and roof top equipment installation the West Parking lot at Cordley Hall will be temporarily closed. Date: Feb. 8, 7 a.m. to noon.

Jobs

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

The College of Education is seeking to hire a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Head Advisor-Recruiting Specialist. Posting #0010190. Closing date Feb. 7.

Associate Director Design & Construction – Campus Operations is accepting applications for a full- time Professional Faculty position. The individual in this position will be responsible for decision making affecting the Campus Planning, Design and Construction, and Construction Contracts units. Posting #0010148. Closes Feb. 8.

Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The VP for Research Office/Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) invites applications for a full-time, 12 months, classified, Fiscal Coordinator 1, position. Posting #0010156. Closes Feb. 8.

Construction Manager: Campus Operations invites applicants for a full-time Construction Manager position. The individual in this position will oversee construction administration and support planning, design and construction on capital and non-capital projects. Posting #0010199 Closes Feb. 10.

The Oregon University System, Treasury Operations Division, is seeking a full-time Treasury Operations Coordinator. For a complete job announcement and application requirements, please visit http://www.ous.edu/about/employment/. Closes Feb. 11.

Accountant 1, Arts and Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University. F/T, starting at $3048/monthly + benefits. Posting # 0010229. Closes Feb. 12.

The Residential Education unit of University Housing and Dining Services invites applications for an Assistant Director for Living-Learning Communities. This position will be responsible for development and oversight of Living-Learning Communities within UHDS. Posting #0010132, Closes Feb. 15.

The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position. This will be a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month position with a primary focus in the discipline of Agricultural Business Management. The position will begin on Sept. 15. Posting #023550. For full consideration, please submit applications by Feb. 15.

Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is recruiting for a full-time, tenure-track, Associate Professor faculty position. The individual in this position will develop and lead a hospitality management program to be offered at OSU-Cascades. Posting #0009798. Full consideration Nov. 30. Closes Feb. 15.

Primary Care Physician – Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Physician. Posting #0010206. Closes Feb. 18.

Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Marketing Communications Manager position. Closes Feb. 21. Posting #0010249.

Occupational Safety Officer- The Environmental Health and Safety unit of Campus Operations is recruiting for a full-time, Professional Faculty position to manage the statewide Occupational Safety Program, assist departments in the implementation of the OSU Safety Management Program, and perform as the backup for the statewide Environmental Protection Compliance Program. Posting #0010157. Closes Feb. 22.

The Oregon University System, Controller’s Division, is seeking a full-time Manager of Reporting. For a complete job announcement and application requirements, please visit http://www.ous.edu/about/employment/. Closes Feb. 25.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a .75 FTE 12-month, or full-time 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position. Posting #0010127. For full consideration by Feb. 28. Closes Mar. 30.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an opening for an experienced and capable Assistant Director for Information Technology Services to assist in the building of a “Best in Class” ITS department. The OSU Foundation offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The annual salary range for this position is $75,000 – $85,000. 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 your cover letter and resume to Patricia Kenney, Senior Director, Human Resources

INTO OSU is recruiting for Human Resources Manager. Primary duties include performing generalist duties in a human resource manager role, with additional office administrative tasks. Salary is $50,000 to $55,000 plus benefits. Position is open until filled. For a full description and/or immediate consideration, reply to the link https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=5018712

The Oregon State University Foundation is recruiting for an experienced and capable Foundation Services Coordinator and Administrative Assistant for Gift Planning. 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 your cover letter and resume to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator. The OSU Foundation makes hiring decisions on the basis of merit and ability, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. All positions will be open until filled.

Weather

Corvallis: “February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.” – Shirley Jackson. Despite some early morning sunshine, there’s an 80 percent chance of showers today and into tonight. But that should be the last we see for awhile, as rain is replaced by fog, and perhaps some sunshine by the weekend. High today of 46, low of 33.

Central Oregon: There’s a chance of snow today and tonight, but sun is on its way for the rest of the week. High of 31 today, low of 21 tonight.

Newport: Showers, thundershowers and even hail are expected today, with a high of 45 and a low of 35. Patchy fog is on its way for tomorrow.

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