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Monday, Sept. 30, 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.

America’s new isolationism (Christian Science Monitor)

“Americans in the 1920s and ’30s were experiencing a deep war weariness, and the murky, hard-to-understand and seemingly intractable problems of Europe reinforced the feeling that there was no good reason to get involved there again,” says Christopher Nichols, an expert on US foreign interventions and isolationism at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Meet OSU’s spinoff companies (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University has long had one of the state’s most active technology transfer programs, and it’s producing results. Thirty companies have spun out of OSU, resulting in a steady stream of licensing revenue back to the university. (see also Dublin News, Argentina Star)

Mars water surprise in Curiosity rover soil samples (BBC News)

“On Earth, we have a pretty good idea how mugearites and rocks like them are formed,” said co-worker Prof Martin Fisk from Oregon State University, Corvallis. ”It starts with magma deep within the Earth that crystallises in the presence of 1-2% water. (see also Science 2.0KPTV, WGAL Pennsylvania)

Stink bugs threaten Pacific Northwest crops (NBC News)

“It’s spreading like wildfire in the Willamette Valley,” said Oregon State University entomology professor Peter Shearer. “We’re finding it in hazelnuts, grapes and berry crops.” (see also KGW)

New batch of faculty arrive at OSU (LIFE@OSU)

As Oregon State University students begin their first day of class on Sept. 30, a fresh batch of tenure and tenure-track faculty members are also learning the ropes of a new campus.

Marine science: Oceanography’s billion dollar baby (Nature)

Six gliders will rove between moorings to make similar measurements. The third part of the project will use moorings and gliders to monitor four deep-water sites in the far north and south. These six sites will be run by WHOI, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, and Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Hunger remains a problem (Statesman Journal)

As a result, “we need to continue our focus on helping families put food on the table as the economy recovers,” said Mark Edwards, professor of sociology at the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University.

Juvenile in custody for online threat to OSU (KGW)

A young man was taken into custody Friday in connection with an online threat directed at the Oregon State University campus Thursday, police said. (see also KVALKOIN, San Francisco Gate)

Breeding seeds worth saving (Portland Monthly)

The Culinary Breeding Network (CBN), a collaboration between Oregon State University, Organic Seed Alliance, and many local farmers and chefs, is dedicated to bridging the gap between breeders and eaters to improve agricultural and culinary quality in the Northwest.

OSU Bend campus buy ok’d – What comes next? (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University has cleared a major hurdle in its efforts to create a four-year school in Bend. (see also KTVZ)

Weird island appears after Pakistan earthquake (AccuWeather)

Geologist Bob Yeats, an expert on Pakistan’s earthquake hazards, said he’s waiting until he hears from his colleagues in Pakistan (it’s currently night there) before judging the case. “[The island] is a long way from where they reported the earthquake. We’re looking at two different things,” said Yeats, an emeritus professor at Oregon State University. (see also Discovery, Huffington Post)

First year experience provides consistent curriculum in residence halls (LIFE@OSU)

Creating a cohesive first-year experience has been a goal of OSU for several years, and a task force led by OSU’s Susie Brubaker-Cole and Mark Hoffman made it a key element of their recommendations. (see also Gazette-Times)

OSU’s presidents: Now and in the past (Gazette-Times)

This summer, Ed Ray marked his 10th anniversary as the president of Oregon State University.

Disease resistance to wheat fungicide a matter of time, expert says (Capital Press)

To date, wheat growers haven’t called him to report disease resistance to fungicides. But, Oregon State University plant pathologist Christ Mundt believes it is only a matter of time before they do.

Dams provide resilience to Columbia River basin from climate change impacts (Phys Org)

“The dams are doing what they are supposed to do, which is to use engineering – and management – to buffer us from  and climate warming,” said Julia Jones, an Oregon State University hydrologist and co-author on the study. (see also The ColumbianNorthwest Public Radio, Innovations Report)

OSU researcher lands high-stakes food safety grant on onions (Oregonian)

An Oregon State University professor just landed a high-stakes grant to study a food safety issue pitting the feds against onion farmers. It might not sound sexy but this study could make a big difference in Oregon. Onions are among the state’s top 10 crops with an annual production of 1.3 billion pounds and $115 million in sales. (see also Oregon Business, Fresh Plaza)

USDA grant helps sow agricultural success (Statesman Journal)

The Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission plans to use its 2013 grant money to expand its U.S. market. The commission hopes to bring 10 people from places like Stouffer’s, Applebees and Sysco to Oregon State University this spring to sample new blackberry and raspberry varieties grown by university breeders, commission marketing director Cat McKenzie said.

OSU students move into dorms ahead of next week’s start of fall classes (Gazette-Times)

People carrying boxes, bags and the occasional couch into dormitories were a common sight Tuesday during the first of Oregon State University’s two official move-in days. (see also KVALKEZI)

Researchers double the depth at which they can detect whale prey (Phys.Org)

Mark Moline, director of the School of Marine Science and Policy within UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), and Kelly Benoit-Bird of Oregon State University have devised an innovative way to address that problem. They customized technology from ships to fit inside an underwater robot that can dive to greater depths, effectively doubling the echosounder’s reach.

The potential of human creativity and ingenuity (Pop Tech)

A video featuring Kelly Benoit-Bird, an oceanographer at Oregon State University, where she applies acoustics to the study of ecosystems in the open ocean.

CONNECT Week shows new Beavers the ropes (Gazette-Times)

Chanting with the student section. Celebrating first downs. The proper technique to do the “crank it like a chainsaw” third-quarter routine. The Oregon State University marching band and cheerleaders taught these and other valuable college skills to new students who braved the rain at Reser Stadium Friday afternoon to attend the Beaver Dam Pep Rally.

Groups set stage for wave energy collaboration (Daily Astorian)

Adam Brown, an Oregon State University graduate student working on wave energy research, said the four sites are a way to streamline regulation for testing but will not ultimately be permanent commercial sites.

OSU-Cascades offers free counseling to veterans, families (KTVZ)

The Oregon State University – Cascades counseling clinic now offers trauma and reintegration counseling services for veterans and their families.

Cover Oregon Health Marketplace: Young people critical to making system work (Oregonian)

Insurers function better with a large risk pool, when low-risk people subsidize costs of high-risk people, says Stephanie Bernell, professor of health management and policy at Oregon State University. High-risk people include those with chronic diseases and pre-existing conditions who insurers must allow to purchase insurance under the new health law. Without low-utilizer young people buying in, premiums will rise for all.

OUS and SEIU Local 503 reach agreement (KEZI)

After many months of negotiating, the Oregon University System and the SEIU Local 503 Union came to an agreement regarding contracts, meaning the Union will not be striking on OUS campuses on Monday. (see also Register-Guard, Gazette-Times)

Iraj Motazedian passes from cancer at age 65 (LIFE@OSU)

Iraj Motazedian, a seed certification specialist with Oregon State University Extension Service and a full-time faculty member in the Crop and Soil Science Department, died Sept. 15 of cancer. He was 65.

Federal forestlands would benefit from Oregon rules: Guest opinion (Oregonian)

A piece by James E. Brown, retired state forester, Hal Salwasser, professor and the former dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, and Ted Lorensen, retired assistant state forester.

Interview: Learn to make cheese (KEZI)

Susan Jackson from Oregon State University’s Extension Center joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us about the ancient craft and this weekend’s event.

With incumbent struggling, former officerholders stage comeback (NPR)

“Part of what goes on with these cases is just simple name recognition, which is a very big resource for any politician who has it,” says Bill Lunch, a political scientist at Oregon State University.

Of movement and mind (Daily RX)

This study, led by Megan MacDonald, PhD, of the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences at Oregon State University, looked at whether autistic children’s motor skills were related to their adaptive behavior skills.

Benton County jobless rate raises slightly (Gazette-Times)

On the public side of the ledger, continuing growth at Oregon State University drove the addition of 270 jobs in state government in the past 12 months. Local governments added 50 positions, and the federal government cut 60. (see also Oregonian)

The Oregon influence on National Geographic Magazine (Oregonian)

I like knowing that level of work comes, in part, from a strong Oregon connection. NGM editor Chris Johns grew up in Medford and graduated from Oregon State University and worked as a newspaper photographer in Cottage Grove. Photo editor Dennis Demick graduated from West Linn High School and Oregon State University.

Technology and the college generation (New York Times)

Eric Stoller, who consults with universities on social media and communication, said schools often have outsize expectations for students when it comes to all things tech. (When Mr. Stoller, 36, was an academic adviser at Oregon State University from 2007 to 2010, he frequently answered students’ questions with, “Have you tried Google?” Usually, they hadn’t.)

Bob’s Red Mill founder to speak, cook at OSU on Oct. 9 (Gazette-Times)

Bob Moore, founding CEO of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, will give a free, public talk and a cooking demonstration at Oregon State University on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

New NSF grant fosters new understanding of biological systems on regional to continental scales (NSF)

Christopher Still, Oregon State University, Thermal controls on ecosystem metabolism and function: Scaling from leaves to canopies to regions

Union pickets on OSU campus (KEZI)

Members of SEIU 503 picketed Wednesday morning in front of Oregon State University’s Kerr Administration building, saying they will rally every day until a negotiation is reached. The union representing classified staff says if bargaining teams are unable to reach an agreement by Monday, members will strike on all OUS campuses.

Climate change devastating ocean fishermen (Think Progress)

In August, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber appointed five Oregon State University scientists to study the causes and effects of ocean acidification, and how this phenomenon is changing the Pacific coast. But though more research is helpful, solutions are hard to come by. (see also The Star: Malaysia)

Gut microbes closely linked to a range of health issues (Pro Health)

A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the more significant health problems facing people in the world today, Oregon State University researchers say in a new analysis.

Longtime foes unite over water plan for eastern Washington (Seattle Times)

Climate models do project the region will get less snow, said Professor Philip Mote, director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University.

He agreed shrinking snowpacks are likely to lead to more droughts in the Yakima Basin. But there’s no consensus on that point. Some scientists say it’s too early to make that call.

OSU recovery community finds space in McNary Hall (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University has set up a collegiate recovery community, a special program to work with and provide resources for students who are recovering from alcohol or substance abuse. The group has established a meeting space in Room 125 of McNary Hall. The program will use the space for recovery-based meetings, seminars and study sessions. Rob Reff, substance abuse prevention coordinator at OSU, said he is “super excited” about finding space for the program.

Droning on (Potato Grower)

As our readers have probably noticed in recent months, Oregon State University is all over that. OSU sent out a press release in April, stating that they would be using two UAVs to fly over potato fields in Hermiston and Boardman in an effort to help growers more efficiently use water, fertilizer and pesticides.

Pretty plankton needs your help (New Scientist)

The ISIIS robot works quickly: in a three-day excursion, it papped so much plankton that it would take the research team from the University of Miami and Oregon State University three years to analyse if they were working alone. (See also Christian Science Monitor)

Reunion brings together Naval ROTC class (Gazette-Times)

Retired Navy Capt. Charlie Cole, of Oregon State University’s first Naval ROTC graduating class of 1950, stood Saturday alongside 18-year-old midshipmen who had taken their oaths only the day before. Navy and Marine officers from different generations compared notes. Old classmates shared stories.

Scientists call on President Obama to protect public forests (Environmental News Network)

Pointing to forests in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Bev Law, a forest carbon scientist at Oregon State University, said that forests play a critical role in mitigating climate change. Forests in this region and the Tongass rainforest in Alaska store more carbon acre for acre than nearly any ecosystem on earth.

Oregon State study: Snowpack melts faster in charred areas (Statesman Journal)

The study by Oregon State University researchers, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, documented a 40 percent reduction of albedo — or reflectivity — of snow in the burned forest during snowmelt, and a 60 percent increase in solar radiation reaching the snow surface.

A snapshot of OSU in the news (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is a consistent newsmaker in Corvallis — and it’s been an unusually fertile time lately for news at the intersection of town and gown.

OSU selling off swine herd (Capital Press)

Oregon State University has confirmed that it is closing its swine barn and selling its animals.

OSU student appears in Playboy’s ‘Girls of the Pac-12′ (Gazette-Times)

An Oregon State University student and aspiring broadcast journalist is featured as one of Playboy magazine’s “Girls of the Pac 12” in the October issue, which hits newsstands this week.

Grant to cover OSU distillery program (Statesman Journal)

Fermentation research at Oregon State University will be brewing something new soon. A $1.2 million grant from lawmakers will enable OSU to add a distilling program to its current research for wineries and breweries.

Today

NEW! Fisheries and wildlife Monday morning meetings: Alan Yeakley, Director of the School of the Environment, PSU, will speak on “Human vs natural sources of nutrients in urbanizing watersheds: Case studies from Portland, Oregon,” at 10 a.m., Sept. 30 in Nash Hall Room 32. Open to the OSU community.

Upcoming events

NEW! XPress Stop Grand Opening: The US Post Office is no longer open in the Memorial Union. Please join OSU Printing and Mailing Services for the Grand Opening of the XPress Stop on Oct. 1,  9-11 a.m. Located in Memorial Union Room 109, festivities will include a raffle with prizes, refreshments, and a tour of the facility. XPress Stop services include printing, mailing/shipping (USPS, UPS, and FedEx), binding, faxing, design, notary, and passport photos. For information: lindsay.middleton@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Flu Shot Clinics for Students/Faculty/Staff - Wednesday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 17, in the MU Journey Room, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $15 (charged to student account). Faculty/Staff: $27 (charged to PEBB Insurance or by cash, check, debit/credit). Bring OSU ID card and Providence or PacificSource insurance cards. FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu. All students who get vaccinated may enter a drawing for $5 gift certificates to MU Retail Food Service.

NEW! CPHHS GridIron Chef and Homecoming Trivia Bowl: Think you have what it takes to create a healthy tailgate recipe? Like trivia? The College of Public Health and Human Sciences and its Moore Family Center invite you to join their new Homecoming tradition! Enter your unique, healthy tailgate recipe by Oct. 4. Winners will be voted on and announced at the Homecoming Trivia Bowl from 3-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Hallie Ford Center. Find out more.

American Winter:Community Services Consortium sponsors a free screening of the award-winning documentary about eight Oregon families struggling in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The film shows the human impact of decreased social services funding and the shrinking middle class. Thursday, Oct. 3, 6-9 p.m., at the LaSells Stewart Center.

“Bob Moore and the Bob’s Red Mill Story – The Importance of Whole Grains”: Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and its Moore Family Center from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 for a presentation and cooking demonstration by Bob Moore, founding CEO of Bob’s Red Mill. Recipes and food samples will be given to those who attend. The event, held at LaSells Stewart Center, is free and open to the public. Email moorefamilycenter@oregonstate.edu for more info.

Be Well 5k Walk & Run: Enjoy the start to fall with your friends, colleagues, and Corvallis community members and participate in the free 2013 Be Well 5K Walk & Run (and 1 Mile Walk). Register early for a free t-shirt. Interested in volunteering? We could use your help! Learn more here.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! “Forest and Fluvial Geomorphology of the West Slope Western Cascades,” a free talk by Julia Jones, an Oregon State University hydrologist, will be held noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Wilkinson Hall, room 108, on the OSU campus.

NEW! Statistics lecture: ”The Right Treatment for the Right Patient (at the Right Time),” a talk by Marie Davidian, 2013 President of the American Statistical Association and William Neal Reynolds Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University. Oct. 1, 4-5 p.m. Owen 102. Reception follows.

NEW! Ice cores reveal the Greenland temperature response to climate forcing during the last deglaciation,” a free talk by Oregon State University geologist Christo Buizert will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Wilkinson Hall, room 108, on the OSU campus.

Presentation and Open Forum for Office of Equity and Inclusion Associate Director position: OEI invites you to attend candidate presentation and open forum sessions for its  Associate Director, Equal Opportunity, Compliance, and Conflict Resolution position. Oct. 1, 1:15-2:45 p.m., MU 211

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: John Wiens, Winthrop Research Professor, University of Western Australia; Chief Scientist, Point Blue Conservation Science, will speak on,“A river runs through it: Wildlife and water in the California Delta.” Oct, 2, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards Training: Learn to live more sustainable, reduce your carbon footprint, and share that knowledge with others.  Benton County Extension training runs for eight consecutive Monday evening sessions. Begins Oct. 7, 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. Includes two Saturday half day field trips. Registration required by Oct. 1. Topics include: climate change science, water issues, and more. $50, bring a friend, share materials, and split the cost.  Contact Jody Einerson to register 541-766-6311 or jody.einerson@oregonstate.edu

Research Office New Faculty Orientation: New faculty are invited to come Oct. 17, to hear an overview of services that support faculty success in research such as navigating rules and regulations, successes in funding and more. Includes a panel discussion on working with Federal agencies. Lunch and late afternoon reception included. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=22. For more information: 541-737-3467.

News for Employees

NEW! Central campus construction: Having trouble navigating central campus due to construction? Here’s a video produced by the MUPC to help you get from the MU Quad to Jefferson and vice versa: http://bit.ly/1b04F9Y

NEW! Write to Harry Potter: If you like to write and are a fan of Harry Potter, consider an entry in the Corvallis-OSU Symphony’s Letters to Harry Writing Contest! You could win a ticket to the Oct. 27 Halloween with Harry Concert! All ages are welcome to participate.  Deadline is Oct. 15. Details at: http://visitcorvallis.com/events/corvallis-osu-symphonys-halloween-with-harry-letter-contest/ and http://cosusymphony.org.

NEW! Activism exhibit in the Valley Library: “Activism in Action: Voices from the Collection.” See what others have been fighting for through photographs, articles, newspapers, letters, and books found in our collections. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the entrance foyer of the Special Collections & Archives Research Center on the 5th floor of the Valley Library. For more information or to schedule a tour, please email scarc@oregonstate.edu , call 541-737-2075, or visit our web page at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu.

NEW! No access codes needed for teaching stations: To promote easier access to classroom teaching resources, access codes will not be required to access teaching stations in all General Purpose Classrooms starting this fall. Touch panels will be “touch and go”; warm up time is still required before selecting a source to power on the projector. If you need special software installed, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/is/classroom-technologies/classrooms/software-request before the term begins or as soon as possible.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to Media Services, diane.cooper@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-2121.

NEW! Childcare and Family Resources new location: Childcare and Family Resources has moved to 151 Snell Hall.  For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/childcare/

NEW! Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Fall 2013: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Fall 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. Deadline: Nov. 11.

NEW! LPI blog: Maret Traber  has been honored internationally for her work on vitamin E. She is also its most enthusiastic fan. See the Linus Pauling Institute blog at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/linuspaulinginstitute/

NEW! Faculty Senate Elections: – Faculty with Split Appointments – According to the Faculty Senate Bylaws, non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Senate purposes. This choice will determine Senate representation. Faculty not choosing where they wish to be apportioned, will be placed in an apportionment unit at the discretion of the Faculty Senate Office. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office by noon on Oct.18 to indicate with which unit you wish to be apportioned. When responding, please provide your name, the units you are split between, and the unit with which you prefer to be apportioned; please indicate ‘Split Appointment’ in the Subject line. Tenured faculty will be apportioned in their tenure unit.

Dad’s Weekend: As the school year is quickly approaching, that means that Dads and Family Weekend is right around the corner on Nov. 1-3. The Memorial Union Program Coordinators are in the process of planning the program for the weekend, and would love to include any activities that you have going on. Send the date, time, and brief description of any activities you have planned to Caitie Karcher or Jessica Hammock no later than Friday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m.  

“Google Apps for OSU: The Essentials” – new sessions: Google Apps for OSU has been enabled for the entire OSU community. To learn more about why OSU adopted Google Apps and how it will foster collaboration with our colleagues and communities, please register for one of our 60 minute in-person sessions in Milam Hall and the Valley Library. More info is at http://oregonstate.edu/main/online-services/google-apps-for-osu/training-help-support/session-schedule. The presentation will include demos of Google Drive and Google Calendar.

Traffic and Maintenance

Nash Hall: Due to repairs on the building steam system all steam services to Nash Hall will be temporarily shut down Oct. 4, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This will affect all heat & equipment utilizing steam.

Free parking: Aug. 19 – Oct. 11, student lots open (green signs) no permit required.

Jobs

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

Analyst Programmer, Competency Level 2 (Internal to OSU Employees Only)  – Information Services – Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 position. Posting #0011360. Closes Sept 30.

Management Analyst 1 – The University Business Affairs Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Management Analyst 1 position. Posting #0011333. Closes Sept. 30.

Compliance Officer-Athletics and Eligibility, Assistant Registrar – The Office of the Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Compliance Officer-Athletics and Eligibility, Assistant Registrar position. Posting #0011322. Closes Sept 30.

Extension Family and Community Health team  (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences) is accepting applications for one part-time “academic year” 9-month appointment (approximately 10 hours per week),  Education Program Assistant 1 position. This position is mid-September through mid-June. This position is located in McMinnville.  Posting  # 0011329. Closes Oct. 1.

Extension Family and Community Health (FCH),  is accepting applications for one part-time, (approximately 12 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position. This position is located in Albany, Ore.  Posting # 0011331. Closes Oct. 1.

Douglas County Extension Office is seeking application for one part-time (approximately 16 hours per week) Office Specialist 1 position. This position will be located in Roseburg, Oregon.  Posting # 0011318, Closes Oct. 1.

Administrative Program Assistant– The Lab Animal Resource Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0011362. Closes Oct. 2.

Extended Campus is accepting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position.  Posting # 0011358. Closes Oct. 3.

Tillamook County Extension Service is accepting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. This position will be located in Tillamook. Posting # 0011377, Closes Oct. 3.

Extension Service Administrative Office is accepting applications for one full-time Administrative Program Assistant position. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees ONLY.  Posting # 0011279. Closes Oct. 3.

The Graduate School is seeking a Graduate Student Services Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011332.  Closes Oct. 4.

Office Assistant: Printing and Mailing is recruiting for a part-time, .25 FTE, (not benefits eligible) Office Assistant position. This is an on-call position that will work with Printing and Mailing’s Document Services team on scanning and processing documents.  This position will follow established processes, have critical attention to detail, accuracy and meeting project deadlines. Posting #0011345  Closes Oct. 4.

The Child Development Lab is accepting applications for a part-time (.50 FTE) 9 month Instructor/Family Advocate position for OSU’s Head Start Prekindergarten Program.  The position requires bilingual Spanish/English language skills. Posting #0011294. Closes Oct. 4.

Extended Campus invites applications for one full-time Analyst Programmer Competency Level 2 position.  Posting # 0011351. Closes Oct. 6.

Manager-Finance and Accounting – The Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time, 12-month fixed-term Finance and Accounting Manager position. Posting # 0011307.  Closes Oct. 6.

Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) is accepting applications for one part-time, (approximately 32 hours per week). Education Program Assistant 1. This position will be located in Lebanon, Oregon.  Posting # 0011364. Closes Oct. 8.

Coordinator, Community Outreach  – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Coordinator, Community Outreach position. Posting # 0011384. Closes Oct 17.

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator – The Environmental Health Science Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator position. Posting #0011309. Closes Oct. 20.

Douglas County Extension Office is seeking an Office Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Posting # 0011319. Closes Oct. 21.

Director – The Center for Lifelong STEM Learning invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director position. Posting #0011233, closes for full consideration on Oct. 21.

The College of Forestry is recruiting for a Professor and Department Head, in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES).  The College of Forestry seeks an established and broad thinking scholar, an effective and inspiring leader, and a highly competent administrator for this position.  FES is an energized and interdisciplinary department containing leading scholars whose expertise ranges from the biophysical to the social sciences, from policy to ethics.  Posting #0011321.  Closes Nov. 15.

Regional Network Director – OSU Alumni Association invites applications for a full-time, alumni relations professional to develop, lead and manage regional volunteer networks and alumni programs in Oregon (other than Portland) and Boise, ID. Position description and application info at: www.osualum.com/jobs

Weather

Corvallis:  Welcome back! It’s already been a rocky start, with storms, power outages and some pretty serious puddles out there, but things are looking a little better. We’ll have showers today with a high of 60 and a low of 49. Showers likely tomorrow with a high of 61.

Central Oregon: Isolated showers today with a high of 53 and a low of 32. Wind advisory in effect for tonight.  Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Showers and breezy today with a high of 59 and a low of 52. More of the same tomorrow.

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

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