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Monday, Feb. 11, 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.

Where few trees have gone before (Scientific American)

Once trees become established, the surrounding seed banks of native grasses tend to fade away. The meadows’ “biodiversity value is much larger than the amount of area they occupy,” explains lead author Harold S. J. Zald, postdoctoral research associate at Oregon State University, who hatched the idea for the study while backpacking in the Cascade Range.

Grafted tomatoes become super producers (USA Today)

Jim Myers, an Oregon State University horticulture professor who specializes in developing plants that can thrive in the Pacific Northwest, created a purple tomato high in anti-oxidants called the Indigo. Last year, he and graduate assistants tested grafted vs. non-grafted Indigos, and the grafted plants produced three times more.

Bora’s Picks (Scientific American)

“Lots of folks have been wondering for decades how salmon and other animals, like sea turtles or seals and whales, go out in the ocean for a couple of years and then return with remarkable accuracy back to their home,” said study coauthor Nathan Putman, a marine biologist at Oregon State University.

Celebrity chef visits OSU for Lunar New Year (KVAL)

Oregon State University is celebrating with food.  To help make the meal just a little more special they brought in celebrity chef Jet Tila. (see also Gazette-Times)

Corvallis residents chime in on parking issues around campus (Gazette-Times)

A full house of about 40 people gathered Thursday night at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room to give the Collaboration Corvallis project feedback on parking issues created by Oregon State University enrollment growth.

Steel drum ensemble rocks OSU (Gazette-Times)

It’s Thursday rehearsal time for the Oregon State University Steel Band, and Bob Brudvig is coaching himself and seven other players through The Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.” Brudvig and senior Alyssa Aamondt tap out the melody on two lead pans the size and shape of giant, shiny, silver soup bowls. Behind them, sophomore Laura Schwenk and junior Renae Weiss give support, each on a two-pan double second just slightly larger and deeper than the leads.

Oregon State’s Ecampus named eighth best in nation (Gazette-Times)

Ecampus, Oregon State University’s distance and online education program, is one of the best such programs in the nation, according to one online education website.

Tax credits for working families could be worth thousands of dollars (Tillamook Headlight Herald)

“As working families in Oregon start to prepare their tax returns this year, they need to know they may be eligible for federal and state tax credits worth thousands of dollars,” said Tara Mestrich of Family Care Connection’s Child Care Resource & Referral program at Oregon State University Extension Service. “Families are facing incredible economic pressures, and can’t afford to leave this money on the table.”

Music on a personal note (Democrat-Herald)

Classical music swirled inside Oregon State University’s Benton Hall as a chamber ensemble rehearsed George Enescu’s “Dixtour.” The piece is something akin to a musical game of tennis, with players volleying the melody back and forth.

Study suggests benefit from ‘easy exercise’ (KVUE)

A new study done by a professor at Oregon State University suggests you can get the same health benefits from small bouts of activity as you do with that 30 minute workout at the gym.

Today

NEW! Food Drive Book Sale: Used books, DVDs, and CDs available all week long at bargain prices! Come by Richardson Hall First Floor Knuckle, Feb 11-15, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and browse the selection and see what treasures you can find! All proceeds go directly to Linn Benton Food Share. Sponsored by the College of Forestry.

Pride Center card making event: “Queer Card Making.” Feb. 11-14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., OSU Pride Center.

Webinar: PowerPoint Multimedia I, with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Learn the difference between linking and embedded audio and video in PowerPoint and how to improve the performance of your presentation playback. Mon. Feb. 11, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNWF9

Master Interpretive Guide Information Session: OSU Professional and Noncredit Education will host an online information session for the new Master Interpretive Guide online certificate program. The program is designed for those who work in or are seeking jobs in museums, aquariums, informal science or environmental organizations and want to expand their interpretation skills. The information session takes place at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Sign up here.

NEW!  Forum for candidates for Vice President for Finance & Administration: Glenn Ford, Vice President for Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, Linfield College. Feb. 11, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall.

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.

Silencing the Past: Historiographical categories such as The Enlightenment, the Scientific Revolution, Puritanism, the Reformation, and the Renaissance are blinding. These categories churn out endless condescending, patronizing narratives of the global south and they have marginalized entire territories – rendering invisible the richness, complexity, and intellectual vibrancy of Hispanic societies. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra will present the George and Dorothy Carson Memorial Lecture in LaSells Stewart Center C&E Auditorium on Feb. 11, 7 p.m.

Upcoming Events

NEW!  Forum for candidates for Vice President for Finance & Administration: Tom McCarron, Vice President of Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer, California State University – Northridge. Feb. 12, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall.

NEW! Children and Families Lunch & Learn: Discussion on the topic of sexual development in children, noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 13, MU 211. As parents and caregivers, understanding early sexual development and behavior in our children is sometimes an area of our child’s development we know little about. Kathy Greaves, from the program of Human Development and Family Sciences, will lead the discussion. RSVP to amy.luhn@oregonstate.edu

NEW! OSUsed Store Food Drive Discount: Come to our weekly public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Bring 1-2 food donation items for 10% off or 3+ items for 25% off your purchase. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website. http://surplus.oregonstate.edu/special-sale

NEW! Webinar: Finding and Using Media, with Stevon Roberts (TAC/CTL). Audio, visual, and interactive media are widely available and may enhance many educational experiences.  In this session Steve and Jon explore the principles of instructional uses of media as well as methods for finding, assessing, and deploying such assets in your courses. Wed. Feb. 13, 2-2:50pm. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhO0Vp

NEW! Prepping Athletes for the Gridiron: At the Feb. 14 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Ariko Iso, football trainer in the Dept. of Intercollegiate Athletics, will discuss how she works to keep athletes in top physical shape. 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.

NEW! Training for New Version of MediaSpace: The new version of MediaSpace, OSU’s open source and cloud-based media solution, launches on Feb. 18. It integrates many requested features and some important new functionality, including privacy / access control, captioning, HTML5 support, and improved layout. Please join us for a one hour informational session on either Feb. 14 or Feb. 15; register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_view.php?crse_id=371. A detailed explanation of the changes is available here.

NEW! Information Session for Museum and Informal Science: Professional and Noncredit Education’s Free-Choice Learning Professional Certificate adapts the M.S. degree for those wanting continuing education. Participants will work with some of the field’s leading researchers to apply informal learning theories in real-world educational settings. Jennifer Bachman will host a free session on Monday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. Register today! https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/384202462

NEW! Interviewing for Success:   Want to feel more prepared?  Learn interviewing tips and strategies to make your interview a success!  Loni Hartman from Bridgetown Printing will present on Feb. 19 in the OSU Valley Library:  Willamette East & West from 11 a.m. to noon.  Sponsored by Oregon State University Career Services.

NEW! Today’s Position for Tomorrow’s Advancement: Learn strategies to help you capitalize on the opportunities you have in your current position that will make you a better candidate when it is time to move on to a new challenge. Feb. 19, noon to 1 p.m. in MU 208. Sponsored by OSU Women’s Network and open to all. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/own/events.

NEW! How to prepare for Success at the Career Fair: Employers come to Career Fairs to hire and network with Beavers.  Find out tips on how to make employers want to hire you! A presenter from Target will speak on Monday Feb. 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the OSU Library:  Willamette East & West Rooms.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Grad Student Financial Support Workshop: The Winter 2013 Grad Student and Faculty Workshop series offers the Graduate Student Financial Support session on Feb. 12. Register for this session (and the final remaining offerings) at http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

PCOSW general meeting: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) welcomes all to a general meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. in MU206. As a direct link to President Ray, PCOSW actively helps women on campus to succeed, creates awareness of women’s issues, and investigates and advocates against sexism and institutional sexism. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/pcosw/home

Webinar: PowerPoint in the Classroom, with Joni Tonn (TAC). Learn researched techniques for PowerPoint that can strengthen your use of PowerPoint as an instructor. Topics include: themes to keep in mind when preparing presentations, directing attention, teaching and displaying qualitative and quantitative data, and also includes time for specific questions. Tues. Feb. 12, noon to 12:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhNXck

SIFC Open Hearing: The Student Incidental Fee Committee will set final fee levels for all student fee funded organizations. This hearing is open to the public and public input is very welcomed. Student fees this year are set at $447.57 per student for F/W/S terms, and $320.10 for Summer ’13. The hearing will start at 5 p.m. in the MU Ballroom on Feb. 12.

10 Tips to Building a Stand-Out Resume: Writing a stellar resume can be challenging. These 10 tips can help you make it stand out. Nancy Hawkins, Regional Human Resource Business Partner for Trimble Navigation Ltd. will present on Feb. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Negotiating Pay Benefits and Weighing Job Offers: Congratulations you’ve been offered a job! Find out how to negotiate the best job offer! Doug Rice, Talent Acquisition Manager, will present Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon in OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Fish and wildlife seminar series: “Establishing Marine Reserves and Protected Areas: an Oregon Experiment,” presented by Ed Bowles, Fish Division Administrator, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Feb. 13, 4 p.m., Nash Hall Room 206.

NEW! Plant science seminar series: Mutators: Future genetic variation for the Willamette Valley. Speaker: Mark Curtis. Thursday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m., ALS 4001.

The ‘Republic of Letters’ in Colonial America: (But…Whose Letters?): This narrative of the Republic of Letters and the Public Sphere might work well in Anglo America and parts of France but it fails dismally elsewhere. Historians are hard pressed to find evidence of publics and republics in the Iberian Atlantic such as humanist epistolary networks, coffee shops, salons, and print culture. At 11 a.m. on Feb. 12 in the MU Boardroom, Cañizares-Esguerra will seek to identify the kinds of epistolary networks that actually existed in colonial Spanish America.

Plastics in agriculture seminar series: Recycling Efforts for Agricultural Plastics. Allen Jongsma, Agri Plas Inc. Kidder Room 278, Feb. 13, 4 to 4:50 p.m.

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.

Impact of genetically engineered crops: Public lecture, Feb 13, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes is an Endowed Professor of Agribusiness Strategy and the Director of the Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center at the University of Missouri. Global Economic Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops: Who are the Winners and Losers?

Food drive events

NEW! College of Forestry Soup Lunch: Come and enjoy a variety of soups, breads and baked goods provided by the Admin units in support of this year’s food drive. Wednesday, February 13, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Richardson 2nd floor knuckle. All proceeds will be donated directly to Linn Benton Food Share.

NEW! Valentine’s Day Bake Sale:  Cookies, Cupcakes, and Pies, OH MY!! Come to AMBC’s Valentine’s Bake Sale in Hovland 108 on Feb. 13 – 14, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until it’s gone, get some sweets for your sweetie (or yourself) and support the local food share. Donations are welcome either in cash or canned-food items.

NEW! “Flicks for the Food Drive” Film Showing: Library Willamette Rooms, noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 14. Watch historic footage of Oregon wildlife, campus views, and OSU athletes. Donations for the OSU Food Drive accepted. Free popcorn!

NEW! Special Order Breads, Cakes and Cookies: From Feb. 12-19, Special order breads, cakes, and cookies from the talented LPI bakers. We have an assortment of goodies for you to order including three kinds of English muffin bread, whole wheat sandwich bread, rolls, carrot cake, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, and baklava! E-mail Deborah Hobbs.

NEW! Papa’s Pizza Coupon Sales: Students in the Honors Advisory and Activities Committee are selling Papa’s Pizza Coupon Flyers, worth over $100 in savings, including a free small pizza from Feb 9-24. Flyers are $15 each, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Linn-Benton Food Share. Contact Karen Ast to purchase.

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.

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.

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.

LPI Soup and Bread Lunch: Join us Tues., Feb. 12, noon to 1 p.m. in LPSC 402. Enjoy lunch prepared by LPI cooks – always healthy, always delicious! Lunch is $5, dessert is $1. View the Linus and Ava Helen Pauling display, including a letter to Dr. Pauling from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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!

Valentine’s Day Bake Sale! The Arts & Sciences Business Center is holding a bake sale on Feb. 14, beginning at 10 a.m., in the main lobby of Cordley Hall (East side of the building). We will have individually packaged goodies priced at no more than $1. All proceeds go directly to Linn Benton Food Share. Stop by our table on your way to class or on your break. Feed others while you satisfying your sweet tooth!

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.

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.

Zoology & Biology Silent Auction: Win a day of fishing, Peace Lily plant, ionic air purifier, OSU-themed basket, hand-bound journal, Tyee wine, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, hand-knitted items, stained glass suncatcher, gift packs and much more! Come by Cordley 3029, Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Feb 26-27, 8-5, or Feb. 28, 8-4 to place your bid!

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.

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! Need housing for your intern or visiting scholar this summer: 
UHDS Residential Conferences is offering housing for OSU interns and scholars this summer in Halsell Hall. Halsell offers furnished suite-style rooms with single- or double-occupancy bedrooms sharing a common area with kitchenette and 1.5 bathrooms. We are taking reservations directly from interns and scholars via our website: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/scholar-housing. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at (541) 737-9195 or uhdsresconf@oregonstate.edu.

Reward offered on assault case: An anonymous donor is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the unknown suspect who attacked and assaulted two females in Corvallis on Jan. 15 and Jan. 26. A tip line has been established to receive information from the community. Anyone with information that could assist law enforcement is asked to call the Corvallis Police Department at (541) 766-6924, or Oregon State Police University Area Command (541) 737-3010 option 2.

Valentines Day kicks off the First Annual February Heart Challenge: The individual and/or team that logs the most activity minutes will receive a Faculty/Staff Fitness (FSF) t-shirt and recognition on the FSF website http://health.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff-fitness. Register by emailing febheartchallenge@gmail.com with your name, department and team name (optional) by Feb. 14 to compete in this two week challenge!

NSF – Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN) Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – NG NNIN program. The NSF has announced an open competition to establish a NG NNIN for Fiscal Years 2014-2018. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-ng-nnin. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission deadline to the Research Office: Feb. 11.

Manager training: OSU managers and supervisors are invited to attend a 2-Day Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors program (http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/training/core), scheduled for March 11 and 12 (8-5 daily). The session is sponsored by Training & Organizational Effectiveness and is free. Up to 16 hours of prerequisite online training is required, so sign up early. Register by email to Leigh Larkin at leigh.larkin@oregonstate.edu before Feb. 15.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Jobs

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

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.

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. 18.

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 is seeking a dynamic and successful major gift fundraiser to lead its efforts to significantly increase the level of philanthropic support for Oregon State University Athletics from private donors through the development of a comprehensive major, annual and regional gifts program. View a complete job description and how to apply information for the position of Director of Development for Athletics.

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

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: In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.” – Linda Ellerbee. We were promised sunshine, but rain snuck back in. We have a chance of showers and gray skies today, and much the same for the rest of the week. Today’s high will be 48 with a low tonight of 40.

Central Oregon: It will be mostly sunny today with a high of 46 and a low tonight of 29. Sunshine will continue tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of rain today with a high of 47 and a low tonight of 41. A chance of rain lingers tomorrow.

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