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Monday, Dec. 2, 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.

Time to end sequester cuts to research and education (Oregonian)

A guest opinion piece by Ed Ray, Michael Gottfredson, Wim Wiewel and Joe Robertson.

Israel’s history in pictures (Israel National News)

Oregon State University has an unusual collection of 100+ year old photographs of Eretz Israel – not necessarily unusual because of the photographs, which are exceptional, but also because of the historic narration provided to most of the pictures.

New organization works to raise profile of the world’s littlest bear (Mongabay.com)

Pilot behavioral studies are critically important for enhancing our understanding of these bears and what they need to survive, so that we have the knowledge necessary for sufficient conservation strategies. I feel privileged to be given the support of the BSBCC, as well as Oregon State University, to be involved in this unique opportunity to perform such vital research.

When it comes to nuclear plants, is small beautiful? (Power Magazine)

NuScale, a 45-MW, below-ground light-water reactor developed by a group of Oregon State University (OSU) scientists working with the DOE’s Idaho Nuclear Engineering Laboratory. The company is based in Corvalis, Ore., home of OSU. NuScale’s majority owner is engineering and construction giant Fluor Corp. The design is a pressurized water reactor that the developers claim can shut down in an emergency without need for off-site power.

Superquakes, supercycles and global earthquake clustering (Earth)

Goldfinger and Yeats are geologists in  the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Ikeda is a geologist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of Tokyo in Japan. Their work on long-term earthquake cycles will appear in an upcoming issue of Seismological Research Letters.

Some forsee drones watching over Oregon wine grapes (Miami Herald)

Among the speakers is Oregon State University forestry engineering Professor Michael Wing, part of OSU’s new Unmanned Vehicle System Research Consortium. In an Oregon State news release earlier this year, Wing described the state as the perfect spot for UAV testing. (see also Oregonian)

Crash in West Coast sardines has scientists worried about brown pelicans (KGW)

Sardines were declining in 2010 when wildlife rescue centers in California were filled with emaciated pelicans. The same year, young pelicans attacked murre nesting colonies in Oregon, shaking the chicks until they regurgitated fish, then eating the fish. They did it again in 2011 and 2012, said Robert Suryan, associate professor of wildlife at Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center. (see also ABC)

A part of NW fishing science could be lost (Crosscut)

“It’s an important transition for fisheries science on the West Coast,” says Carmel Finley, a historian of science at Oregon State University. “These [ships] were pioneering new ways of researching the offshore world.”

Alternative harvesting method provides foundation for Wyden O&C plan (Oregonian) 

Guest opinion by by Jerry F. Franklin and K. Norman Johnson (Oregon State University).

Dispensaries light new fire under pot debate (Gazette-Times)

Meanwhile, Oregon State University students Jake Lewis and Ryan Smith, a couple of clean-cut 20-somethings in recently purchased suits, have been making the rounds of the Corvallis business community and meeting with local officials. The Bechtels and the OSU students appear all-American, but their plans are controversial in Albany and Corvallis, and especially concerning to law enforcement.

Fundraiser for DUII crash victim (KEZI)

An Oregon State University student is still in critical condition after police say a man drove impaired last week and crashed into her car, and a friends are raising money to pay for her medical bills.

Two Arizonans among growing number of women leaders in the Pentagon (KTAR Arizona)

Being in a career field that is not traditional for women is nothing new for Hammack, who earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University. She said only about 5 percent of mechanical engineers are women.

A call for a philosophical shift in the use of hatcheries (OPB)

Jim Lichatowich is a biologist who’s worked on salmon issues as a researcher, manager and scientific advisor for more than 40 years. He sat down with EarthFix’s Ashley Ahearn to talk about his new book: “Salmon, People and Place: A Biologist’s Search For Salmon Recovery.” (OSU Press)

OSU student uses math to snag video game console (Gazette-Times)

Earlier this month Oregon State University sophomore Jeff Walters bought 458 liters of Mountain Dew — a large amount, considering that he doesn’t drink soda. He also bought 95 bags of Doritos. The purchases were part of his calculated plan to win an Xbox One game console. Walters spent $452.27 on soda and chips. Result: he won the Xbox and a game that together retail for $560.

Hike of the day: OSU Campus Way covered bridge (Statesman Journal)

This short year-round hike takes you through several Oregon State research fields and the historic Benton County covered bridge. The hike is popular for a lunch time break and also during lambing season when the new baby lambs are running around. The out and back trail is 2.2 miles round trip on an easy, flat, paved road that connects to the OSU campus.

There’s still time to plant spring bulbs (Mail Tribune)

Plant spring-flowering bulbs from September to December in Western Oregon, said Barb Fick, horticulturist for the Oregon State University Extension Service. The optimum planting period depends on the hardiness of each variety. In general, it is best to plant when the soil temperature reaches below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Corvallis woman prepares for national rodeo competition (Gazette-Times)

While most Oregon State University students have finals looming in just over a week, Corvallis native Nicole Schrock has spent this term preparing for a different kind of test — the Miss Rodeo America Pageant.

Gene may hold key to new antibiotics (The Dalles Chronicle)

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that one gene in a common fungus acts as a master regulator, and deleting it has opened access to a wealth of new compounds that have never before been studied — with potential to identify new antibiotics.

Weight of the world (Mountain Times)

Science teacher Dan Wright explained that the effort started in Israel and is done in conjunction with Oregon State University. A number of schools in Oregon, including in Portland, Hood River, Sisters and at Sandy High School, will participate in the study along with schools in Africa and western Europe.

Video showing ‘painful’ dental surgery on dogs brings unwanted attention to Georgia university (NBC News)

Helen Diggs, director of laboratory animal resources at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., said any university has rigorous protocols for approving animal research. “Before we say yea or nay about a specific project, we want to be sure that we’ve really thought about this, that this is the right species to be using,” she said.

Western juniper: A weed or what? (Bend Source)

The speaker, Dr. Deboot, is an Oregon State University County Extension Agent/Rangeland Manager. He serves the Central Oregon area as the person responsible for developing and delivering educational information regarding rangelands, and their use and management for the OSU Extension Service.

Pre-industrial rise in greenhouse gases had natural and anthropogenic causes (National Science Foundation)

For years scientists have intensely argued over whether increases of potent methane gas concentrations in the atmosphere–from about 5,000 years ago to the start of the industrial revolution–were triggered by natural causes or human activities. A new study, published Friday in the journal Science, suggests the increase in methane likely was caused by both.

Blueberry tree research could help growers branch out (Albany Tribune)

An Oregon State University researcher aims to lower production costs for growers by creating a new kind of blueberry that develops as a tree instead of the traditional bush.

Enjoy your favorite produce all year long (Parker Pioneer)

Additionally, many canned fruits and vegetables have equal or more nutrients than their fresh and frozen counterparts. Canned peaches, for example are more nutritious than fresh, according to an Oregon State University study, because they have higher levels of vitamins A, C and E, as well as folate and antioxidants

Today

Fisheries and wildlife Monday morning meetings: Stewart Reid, Jefferson Fish Society, will speak on “Fisheries Biology, Ichthyology, Theoretical Ecology—Three Horsemen of the Fish Apocalypse—Leading Causes for Declines and Extinctions of Fish in North America,”  at 10 a.m., Dec. 2, in Nash Hall Room 32. Open to the OSU community.

Open Forum: Transportation Solutions invites the public to attend a forum for the Associate Director for Transportation Solutions position. Topic: “Implementing and sustaining successful, integrated transportation solutions for a rapidly growing university while balancing community needs.” Candidate David Carr will speak Dec. 2, 11 to 11:45 a.m., in the Memorial Union Journey Room. Q&A to follow each presentation.

NEW! TAC Webinar:  What’s New in Blackboard, with Lynn Greenough.  We are catching up with upgrades to Blackboard! An upgrade over Dec. 20-22 brings us to Service Pack 13. This webinar offers a tour of the new features and improvements in the calendar, assignment grading, tests, discussion boards, and more. Monday Dec. 2, 1:30-2:20 p.m. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1bxXE1g  See highlights on the TAC web page: http://bit.ly/HVZfni Questions? Contact lynn.greenough@oregonstate.edu

Associate director of Enterprise Computing Services finalists: Enterprise Computing Services is hosting finalists for the Associate Director position next week. Forum sessions and finalists are: Lance Duddlesten, Dec. 2, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m., Memorial Union 208; Srini Gotety, Dec. 3, 2013, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m., Valley Library, Third Floor – Willamette Rooms.

Faculty forum on OSU Divestment out of fossil fuel companies: This one hour (brown bag) noon-time forum will examine the upcoming proposed resolution to the faculty related to the OSU Foundation divestment out of fossil fuel investments. The final two faculty forums will take place at noon Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 in Gilkey 109. The  resolution that will be the subject of discussion and vote by the Faculty Senate on Dec. 12.

Candidate for Director of the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning: Monica Cardella, associate professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University, will give two public talks: Dec. 2: Public talk and open forum from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Kidder 202 and streaming at http://live.oregonstate.edu; Tuesday Dec. 3: Open forum/discussion with candidate open to all faculty, staff and students in Furman 201G at 11a.m. to noon. More info at http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/director-candidates-Dec-2013

Zoology seminar: Dana Warren – OSU Fisheries and Wildlife, Asst. Professor, Senior Research, will speak at 3:30 p.m, Dec. 2, in ALS 4001.

Upcoming events

NEW! Watercolor Wellness Wednesdays: Come explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Open to students, staff and faculty. Dec. 4.,11 a.m. to 1 p.m., OSU Craft Center.

NEW! Welcome Waggers therapy dogs return to Valley Library: Feeling stressed?  Relax with some dogs at the library. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to Valley Library’s Autzen Classroom, on the 2nd floor, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5, to visit dogs and people from Welcome Waggers, a local therapy dog group.  Free. Sponsored by OSU Libraries and Press.

NEW! Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. More information on our website.

NEW! Children’s Holiday Party: The Children’s Holiday Party takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 4 p.m. in the MU.  Children ages 5 – 10 are invited to enjoy entertainment in the MU Lounge provided by OMSI’s Science Circus, followed by crafting stations throughout the MU.  Snacks will be provided, and the event is free of charge.  Register by Dec. 2:  http://oregonstate.edu/mupc//childrens-party.

President’s Winter Coffee: On Tues., Dec. 3, from 9:30-11 a.m., OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to take a break before finals for holiday treats and gourmet coffee. Join President and Mrs. Edward J. Ray in celebration and conversation at the Memorial Union Lounge. We will be taking non-perishable food items or monetary donations to benefit OSU’s Food Pantry.

OSU Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night: OSU Beaver Store’s annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5:30-7 p.m.  OSU ID is required for entry.  Enjoy discounts, food, wine, music and prizes.

Happy Birthday Batcheller Hall!  Stop by the main lobby of Batcheller Hall on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. to help celebrate the building’s 100th birthday.  There will be information on the building, and an opportunity to learn more about James H. Batcheller.  Additional details are available at http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/celebrate-batcheller

Comedy: “The King of Spain’s Daughter,” a one-act comedy by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7 in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis. Tickets for the Lab Theatre production are $5 and $3 for students, and $6/$8 for the Majestic. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre.

 Winter Gala: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association invites you to attend the Annual Winter Gala Friday, Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Women’s Building Lobby. Come enjoy a meal prepared by OSU Catering, holiday music by the OSU Choir Ensemble and Silent Auction.  Tickets for raffle baskets provided by the Association of Office Professionals will be sold at the check in table. Proceeds support PFLA professional development workshops and AOP scholarships. RSVP by Dec. 2.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Hybrid Faculty Showcase: Learn more about hybrid (“blended”) teaching and learning.  Hybrid faculty learning community participants will present design approaches and selected elements from their planned hybrid courses. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Milam 215.  Refreshments served Please register to reserve a seat.

NEW! Hybridize Your Course:  Hands-On Workshop: The number of hybrid courses offered this term at OSU has tripled since last fall.  Interested in teaching a hybrid course?  Looking for resources and support?  This workshop will expose you to effective methods for hybrid course design and delivery, and give you an opportunity to consider how one of your courses might fit a hybrid model.  Please bring your laptop.  Dec. 4, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Milam 215. For information, contact cub.kahn@oregonstate.edu.  Please register to reserve a seat.

NEW! Candidate for Director of the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning: Martin Storksdieck, director of the Board on Science Education at National Academy of Sciences, will give two public talks:  Dec. 4: Public talk and open forum from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Kidder 202 and streaming at http://live.oregonstate.edu/; Dec. 5: Open forum/discussion with candidate open to all faculty, staff and students in Furman 201G, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More info at  http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/director-candidates-Dec-2013

NEW! Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar:  Caren Braby, Marine Resources Program Manager, Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, will speak on “Best available (marine) science” and governmental decision-making: Lessons from the past and hopes for the future,”Dec. 4, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

NEW! Director of Oregon Sea Grant Open Forums : Four candidates interviewing for the position of Director of Oregon Sea will give presentations to the campus community and partners on the topic: “The Role of Sea Grant in the Future and Opportunities for Oregon” followed by questions and discussion.  Each presentation will take place at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, in the Library Seminar Room, and will be available to view by Live Stream with chat at, http://live.oregonstate.edu/ , from 3 – 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, Dec. 10, Dec. 18 and Dec. 19.

Reduce Your Risk for Sprains and Strains:  Free Safety In Motion® (SIM4®) training will help you rethink the way you reach, lift, carry, push and pull and provide techniques proven to reduce physical stress and strain, boost balance and strength, and improve productivity. Dec. 3, 9 a.m., Oak Creek Building Room 201.   Space limited – Register now http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=6.

UHDS Executive Director Candidate Open Forum Presentation – University Housing & Dining Services invites the public to attend our final candidate’s 30-minute presentation.  Topic: Talk about a time you had to initiate, develop and deliver a strategic organization-wide project that included both partners across campus and community-wide. How did you inspire multiple constituencies to “buy in” to the vision and plan?  Dan Larson – OSU, Tuesday, Dec 3, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the MU 211 American Indian Room.

Breakfast discussion: Can breakfast work for you?  Come hear nutrition students present on the benefits of breakfast. Learn how it can help you stay focused and healthy. Dec. 3, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., McNary Dining Hall, Timberline Room. Free to students and staff.

Horticulture Seminar Series: Sean Anderson from California State University – Channel Islands will present a seminar on “Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Disaster Zones: The CSUCI-OSU Service Learning Model to Improve Undergraduate Education, Restore Wetlands, and Foster Healthier Communities in Louisiana.” He will speak on Dec. 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. in ALS 4000.

Experiencing Wine: Lessons for the Enthusiastic Beginner:  Elizabeth Tomasino, Assistant professor of Enology, is offering a two-week accelerated program in wine evaluation and tasting. The program begins on Dec. 3 in Wiegand 238 at 6:30 p.m.  Registration is $250, with a 10% discount for OSU faculty and staff.  For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HdCCtn. Pre-registration is required.

Open Forums for Coordinator, Community Outreach: The campus community is invited to attend candidates’ presentations focusing on “The First 30 Days Game Plan.” Open Forums are Dec. 4-5 from 10:15 to 10:50 a.m. in MU213 and Dec. 6 from 10:15 to 10:50 a.m. in MU211. Position information and candidates’ bio information will be available at the sessions. For accommodations related to disability please contact debby.widony@oregonstate.edu , 541-737-8748.

Oregon Passenger Rail Project discussion: Would you like to see train service improved from Portland to Eugene? A roundtable discussion at OSU has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4, from noon to 1:30 in the Memorial Union Room 206. The OSU chapter of American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is hosting. For more information: www.oregonpassengerrail.org

Accessibility Basics for Electronic Documents: Learn how to make documents accessible to people with disabilities. The session will focus on broad concepts, but also on specific related software features in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro (PDF). We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees who create and maintain documents on public OSU websites are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered Dec. 5.

News for Employees

NEW! Joy Drive: To make this year’s Joy Drive another success, we would like to invite you to sponsor the children of a student family. Your willingness to support the Joy Drive will bring happiness to many student families this winter. For more information visit: http://oregonstate.edu/childcare/joy-drive. To sign up as a sponsor please email: familyresources@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Recreational Sports – Active & Healthy Holidays: Recreational Sports is now selling Winter Term memberships, valid until March 28. The cost is only $83 for faculty/staff and their affiliates/associates/dependents. Don’t forget, you may qualify for a $15/month reimbursement through PEBB’s Exercise Rewards program! Make your holidays the healthiest yet! Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information.

NEW! 2013 Charitable Drive: The annual Charitable Fund Drive is one way in which OSU employees can make a measurable difference in the communities we live. The 2013 Charitable Fund Drive at OSU runs through Jan. 31, 2014. You can consolidate all of your normal charitable donations into an easy monthly payroll deduction, and still give directly to the organizations of your choice. Visit the OSU Charitable Fund Drive site at http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/ to give online or send your personalized form to 2013 CFD, 100 LaSells Stewart Center.

NEW! Faculty Staff Fitness: Winter Registration for Faculty Staff Fitness classes begins, Dec. 2, Monday. A list of the FSF Winter schedule can be found at,  http://health.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff-fitness. Register early, classes fill fast. There is an extended two week class schedule, running Dec.9-Dec. 20.  Sign up for the two week extension in Langton Hall 123.

NEW! NSF – Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – Transformation Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – AGEP-Transformation program. The program supports strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/AGEP-Transformation. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Dec. 9

NEW! Call for Nominations: Two community awards recognized yearly at the Peace Breakfast: The Frances Dancy Hooks Award recognizes students, staff or faculty who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “Walks the Talk;” and the Phyllis S. Lee Award honors a member of the OSU community who exemplifies Dr. Lee’s commitment and dedication to social justice and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nominations are due by Dec. 6, 5 p.m.  To find out more information visit: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/community-awards

Business attire sought: OSU MANRRS is seeking donations of ‘lightly used’ professional business attire for the annual Career Wardrobe event, held Feb. 13, 2014 in the MU Ballroom. The event helps OSU students prepare for the winter term career fairs and supports student members attending the MANRRS National Conference. Current donation drop off locations are 137 Strand Agriculture Hall (Stag) and Career Services in B008 Kerr. The Portland Beaver Store is also a donation center which is located at 538 SW 6th Ave.    

NSF – Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS) Letters of Intent: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – FDSS program. The program offers awards for the creation of new tenure-track faculty positions within the intellectual disciplines which comprise the space sciences. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/faculty-development-space-sciences-fdss. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Dec. 2.

International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) has mid-year applications: Do you know an international student who is passionate about sharing their culture and needs financial assistance?  To honor the 30th anniversary of ICSP, we have the unique ability to re-open the International Cultural Service Program scholarship applications to offer a mid-year award to qualified international students. Please encourage students to apply. Applications are due by midnight on Monday, Dec. 2, and awards will be given for Winter and Spring 2014.  Application details can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/international/ICSP/applying.

First-Year Experience Initiative website: The first-year experience initiative leadership is pleased to announce the launch of the FYE website. The website is designed to provide faculty and staff with information on the various focus areas of this initiative and share the research and data that motivates this work. The FYE leadership will update this website as different components of the initiative are implemented and assessed.

Traffic and Maintenance

Agriculture and Life Science Building: The elevator in the ALS building will be temporarily shut down for flooring renovations on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Sackett Place: Due to continued work at the new Classroom Building site, Sackett Place will be closed through Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

Jobs

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

Advisor-Academic – The University Honors College invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Advisor position. Posting # 0011555. Closes Dec 2.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Linn County Extension office invites applications for a part time, 0.40 FTE, Education Program Assistant 1 position, located in Mill City. Posting # 0011615. Closes Dec. 2.

Accountant 1 – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011613. Closes Dec. 2.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The Agricultural Science and Marine Science Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Human Resources Consultant 1.  Posting # 0011551.  Closes Dec. 2.

Grants and Contracts Coordinator – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants and Contracts Coordinator position. Posting #0011610. Closes Dec. 3.

Manager – Marketing & Customer Service: Printing & Mailing invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month position.  Posting #0011652. Closes Dec. 6.

Executive Assistant to the Dean – The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position.  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu  Posting #0011618.  For full consideration apply by Dec. 3.

Marketing and Customer Service Manager: Printing and Mailing invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Marketing and Customer Service Manager position.  This position reports to the Associate Director of P&M, and provides leadership for the customer service team at the Cascade Hall and the Xpress Stop, located in the MU.  Posting #0011652 Closes Dec. 6.

Accountant 1 – Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 (Payroll) position. Posting #0011641. Closes Dec. 6.

Assistant to the School Director – School of Public Policy invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011596. Closes Dec. 6.

EXTENDED! Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees position. Posting # 0011535. Closes Dec. 9.

Accountant 1– The Office of Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011622. Closes Dec. 9.

INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is recruiting for an Admissions Customer Service Representative.  This position will support the Office of International Admissions in providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process.This is a regular, 12-month, 1.0 (FTE) full-time position. To apply, submit one Word or PDF document containing a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references to https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9643792 Closes. Dec. 11.

Manager, Conference Services: University Conference Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month position. Posting #0011627. Closes Dec. 12.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hiring for a Veterinary Technician 3 position.  Posting #0011659. Full consideration date Dec. 5. Closes Dec. 12. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Financial Aid Advisor – Financial Aid/Scholarships invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Financial Aid Advisor position. Posting #0011634. Closes Dec. 15.

E-Learning Game Designer – Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  E-Learning Game Designer position. Posting #0011655. Closes Dec. 18.

OSU is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars to work with a transdisciplinary team focused on enacting and researching institutional and organizational change towards improved postsecondary STEM education at OSU through various curricular and instructional reforms. Position 1 – Organizational Change: This scholar’s focus will be to research the project’s attempt to secure wider organizational change. Position 2 – Student Gains: This scholar’s focus will be on student gains with respect to project activities. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt with a priority submission deadline of Dec. 1. Full announcement attached and can be found at http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/postdocs-announcement.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month grants/contracts coordinator position. Posting #0011476. Closes Jan. 3.

Assistant Director – The Office of Institutional Research is recruiting for a full-time, 12 month, fixed term Assistant Director of Institutional Research. Requires at least 4 years of experience as a senior analyst in an institutional research office. Posting # 0011576. Closes Jan. 31, 2014.

Weather

Corvallis: “I heard a bird sing, In the dark of December, A magical thing, And sweet to remember.” - Oliver Herford. Snow no longer seems to be in the immediate forecast, but rain showers are. Showers today with a high of 45 and a low of 32 tonight. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Snow expected after 10 a.m. today with snow continuing tonight. Up to an inch possible. Chance of snow tomorrow.

Newport: Rain showers today and tonight with a high of 45 and a low of 39. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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

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