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Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

New pest discovered in Oregon clover fields (Capital Press)

A pest new to the Pacific Northwest may be causing yield losses in clover grown for seed. Casebearer moths, native to Europe, were first found in North America in the 1960s, when the moth was found in the New York state and Eastern Canada, according to Oregon State University Extension agent Nicole Anderson.

OSU open textbook initiative aims to reduce student costs, enhance learning (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University is helping its faculty members develop textbooks in their fields that will be freely accessible online to any student in the world.

Panel OKs $125,000 for state’s GMO task force (Capital Press)

The task force will issue a report on consumer choice and coexistence among producers of genetically engineered, organic and conventional crops. The 14-member committee will be headed by Dan Arp, Oregon State University’s dean of agricultural sciences, and Jennifer Allen, director of Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

GMO label proponents ask for help (Capital Press)

Mandatory labeling could also have unintended consequences for consumers, said Carol Mallory-Smith, an Oregon State University weed science professor. Oregon is a relatively small food market, as it only has about 1 percent of the U.S. population, said Mallory-Smith, who said she doesn’t support or oppose labeling.

Symposium covers living on our ‘altered planet’ (Gazette-Times)

Acclaimed authors, academics and environmentalists are among the 10 keynote speakers scheduled to appear Friday and Saturday at the Spring Creek Project’s winter symposium, titled “Transformation without Apocalypse: How to Live Well on an Altered Planet.”

Employee and Family Service Project (LIFE@OSU)

OSU faculty, staff and their families are encouraged to participate in the third annual OSU Employee and Family Service Project on Feb. 22 in Corvallis. This year, two community service events in the area will focus on food insecurity.

Legislature to study if state should re-examine nuclear power (King 5 Seattle)

Much of the attention on the nuclear future surrounds modular nuclear reactors developed in Oregon that promise to be safe from earthquakes and cooling problems. They’re factory built scalable facilities that can remain relatively small at 45 megawatts or become larger by adding more reactors.  The technology was developed in part at Oregon State University in Corvallis, a project that’s now growing under a new business developing with grants from the U.S. Department of Energy under NuScale Power LLC. (see also KGW)

Spring food and farm workshops for chefs and gardeners (Portland Monthly)

OSU’S annual Small Farms Conference is perfect for the pitchfork-wielding chef and your neighbor with the fixer-upper fruit trees.

OSU needs volunteers, donors for blood drive (Gazette-Times)

The American Red Cross is planning a four-day blood drive next week at Oregon State University. The blood drive is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Monday, Feb. 17, and Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

Rescued alpacas settle in at OSU (Statesman Journal)

Nearly 200 alpacas rescued from a ranch in Falls City are being nursed back to health at Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. One even gave birth this week.

Today

Environmental justice symposium: A symposium designed to explore ways to live on Earth without exploiting the planet – featuring speakers ranging from author Ursula K. LeGuin to environmental activist Tim DeChristopher – will be held Feb. 14-15, at OSU. The conference, “Transformation without Apocalypse: How to Live Well on an Altered Planet,” is at LaSells Stewart Center on campus. The event is free but participants should register on the Spring Creek Project website at http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/centers-and-initiatives/spring-creek-project. Workshop spaces are limited and registration is on first-come basis.

OSU Libraries’ Faculty Seminar Series: “Digital Humanities: Initiating Efforts,” by Jane Nichols, Digital Humanities and Collection Development Librarian at OSULP and John Russell, Scholarly Communications Librarian at University of Oregon. What is meant by ‘Digital Humanities’, and what are related initial efforts at OSU and UO? What are future roles and activities libraries can play in this dynamic arena on campus?  Friday, Feb. 14, 10-11:30 a.m., Valley Library 3622.

Sweets and Roses for that Special Someone: Don’t let that special someone be forgotten this Valentine’s Day!  The OSU Office of Post Award Administration will be selling professionally baked cupcakes, roses and various other confections near the cashier’s window of the Kerr lobby on Fri., Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Roses  and cupcakes will be $2.00 each, prices of other foods items will vary.  All proceeds support the OSU food drive.  Come support a great cause and make sure your sweetheart knows you care!

Valentine’s Day Silent Auction & Bake Sale: All proceeds benefit Linn-Benton Food Share! Fri., Feb. 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Richardson 2nd Floor Knuckle. Donations accepted at the FERM office until noon, Feb. 13, Peavy 280. For questions, contact Jeannette.harper@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Motor Pool lunch: Lunch is planned for you at the University Motor Pool in Corvallis on Feb. 14. All donations of cash/food will benefit Linn-Benton Food Share. For menu information, instructions and more please visit http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/motorpool

Valentine Musical Chairs & Trivia Potluck: Come by Rogers 237 on Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to celebrate Valentine’s Day with MIME! $2 buys you the chance to participate in a musical chairs contest for the chance to win a delicious dessert. Pay just $2 to take the MIME Mid-Term Exam (Trivia) to win a gift card from a Monroe Retailer. Cash and food donations will also be accepted. For questions, contact michelle.mcallaster@oregonstate.edu.

Valentine’s Bake Sale: The Crop and Soil Science Department is hosting a Valentine’s Bake Sale, Fri., Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Ag Life Sciences, #3005. Come on by and buy some great treats for a great cause! All proceeds benefit the OSU Food Drive. We are also accepting baked donations for the sale! For questions, contact emmalie.goodwin@oregonstate.edu.

School of Public Policy brownbag: begins Friday, Feb. 14, when Todd Pugatch (Economics) will present “U.S. Border Enforcement and Mexican Immigrant Location Choice” Feb. 14, noon to 1 p.m., Fairbanks 304. It is open to all members of the OSU community.

Spiritual Wellness Closing Keynote: “Spirit and Power of the Spoken Word” with Joaquin Zihuatanejo and Natasha Carizosa (slam poets),  Friday, Feb. 14; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., MU Lounge. Many of our students, colleagues and community partners have put together activities for reflection, exploration and connection, for Spiritual Wellness Week.  See the website for details.  www.oregonstate.edu/seac/sww2014.

Forum on Learning Management System: During winter and spring quarter, OSU will undertake a university-wide process to review options for learning management systems to best support our educational needs. Several products, including the current system, Blackboard, are being considered as the platform of choice for OSU. Employees are invited to join an overview session to learn why this effort is underway, how the review is being done, and how to participate. Learn more about this project at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/elearnosu/ or contact Lynn Greenough at Lynn.Greenough@oregonstate.edu. Overview session: Friday, Feb. 14, 2 to 3 p.m., Kidder 202. Remote participation: http://live.oregonstate.edu

OSU play: Oregon State University Theatre’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “How I Learned to Drive” will show Feb. 13-15 and Feb. 21-22 beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the Withycombe Hall main stage. A matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $8 for youth/students and $5 for OSU students. They are available for purchase through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or online at http://www.oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre

Sunday

NEW! Crossroads Film Festival: View a great collection of international films and support a beloved OSU international program. All are being shown at Darkside Cinema. On Feb. 16, the films include As It Is In Heaven, Swedish comedy/drama/music, 1:30 p.m.; Hitler’s Children, German and English, documentary/history, 4 p.m.; and The Dish, Australian English, comedy/drama, 6:30 p.m. Admission is $6 per film.

Upcoming events

NEW! Move It Mondays: Move It Mondays is a group walk that takes place every Monday during the academic year (excluding holidays), rain or shine! We meet at noon near the east entrance of Student Health Services (Plageman Building) and walk for 45 minutes on various routes near campus. On Feb.17 the guest will be Pat Ketcham, the Associate Director of Health Promotion at Student Health Services.

NEW! February Repair Fair: Bring your broken belongings for free repairs and attend drop-in demonstrations at the Repair Fair Wednesday, Feb. 19 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street). Demonstrations are on repairing shoes/boots, flat bicycle tires and building a D.I.Y. toolkit. See the schedule and a list of repair skills being offered at http://tiny.cc/repair-fair.

Book discussion: Authors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T. Haskell will lead a book discussion on “Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief about Racism,” based on readings from the book, lead group discussion and Q & A. Book signing for this 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award nominee follows. March 6, 4-6 p.m, MU Lounge.  A limited number of books for loan per event details at http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/85409/; official website: http://www.combineddestinies.com

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Plant Science Seminar Series: Emily Ho Endowed Director- Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Food College of Public Health and Human Service Oregon State University, will speak on “Sulforaphane, Epigenetics and Cancer Prevention,” Feb. 17, 4 p.m., in ALS 4000.

NEW! Panel on history of black OSU football players: A tribute to the first African American football player at OSU—Dave Mann (1951-54) and the subsequent generations of young black players. This historic panel discussion will include past football players: Earnel Durden (1956-58); Ken Simonton (1998-2001), football historian Michael Oriard, author Herman Brame and sociologist Dwaine Plaza. The panel will be focused on the desegregation of football and what that has meant to the Oregon State athletic program. Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m., The Loge, Reser Stadium.

NEW! African-American spirituals: Carren Moham, a professor of music at Illinois Wesleyan University, will come to Oregon State University to lecture on African-American spirituals and perform a concert of songs by African-American composers. The lecture, “The Importance of Negro Spirituals to the Underground Railroad,” will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Construction and Engineering Hall at the LaSells Stewart Center. Moham, a soprano, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Memorial Union lounge.

NEW! Data Management and Zotero Citation Manager Workshops at The Valley Library: Get a jump start on your data management plan with Intro to Data Management (Feb. 19), and wrangle those citations into shape with Beginning & Advanced Zotero (Feb. 20). Register to save your seat and check out the remaining workshop offerings this term by visiting: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions?  Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Vice Provost for Student Affairs forum: Brent Paterson, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Illinois State University, will speak Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kidder 202.

Rural Studies brown bag: Ron Mize, Director of the Center for Latina/Latino Studies and Engagement (CL@SE), will be speaking on “The 21st Century Demography of Rural Spaces: The Racialization of Economic Restructuring,” Feb. 17, noon to 1:30 p.m., Ballard Extension Hall Room 200C.

Lecture celebrating the discovery of hydrothermal vents: Dr. Stephen Hammond, scientist and past Program Director for the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, will present “Thirty Years of Hydrothermal Vent Discoveries”.  Monday, Feb. 17, 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 112 Kearney Hall.

History of Science Lecture: Drawing on a range of recent biographies in science including her own studies of scientists Jean Perrin, P.M.S. Blackett, and Michael Polanyi, Mary Jo Nye, Professor Emerita of History at OSU, will speak at the Center for the Humanities on “Biography and the History of Science,” Mon., Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Avenue.

Using video to tell stories:  Heather Turner from CPHHS will present on  ”Telling your story through compelling video” Tuesday, Feb. 18, noon to 1 p.m., LPSC 402. Hosted by the OSU Science Communicators. More info:  http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/sciencecommunicators/?p=155

Speed Mock Interviews:  Sign up on Beaver JobNet (http://oregonstate.edu/career/seminars-and-events) for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with Employers and Career Specialist and receive valuable feedback to prepare you for the real thing! Bring resume.  This event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Library Willamette East and West rooms. Sponsored by OSU Career Services. (ONCE)

Race workshop: “Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief about Racism” workshop, March 7 , 9 a.m. to noon, MU 206. This session with authors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T. Haskell is meant for those who have read the book. Pre-registration required. Event and registration details: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/90592/

Food drive events

NEW! Chili Cook-off & Hot Dog Lunch: Come by Cordley 3029 on Tues., Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for chili and hot dogs brought to you by Integrative Biology. Vote for your favorite chili. Hot dog $3; Chili & voting ballot $3; both for $5; side of nachos $2.50. For questions, contact durrellt@science.oregonstate.edu.

ASBC President’s Day Bake Sale: Come and enjoy delicious home-baked goodies & sweet treats at the east entrance foyer of Cordley Hall, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mon. Feb. 17. Individually wrapped items will be available for purchase ranging from 50 cents to $2. Feed your sweet tooth while supporting the Linn Benton Food Share! For questions, contact Jennifer.hill@oregonstate.edu.

BEE Raffle: Participate in a raffle to raise money and collect non-perishable food items to support the food drive! Buy your tickets Feb. 12-21 at Gilmore Hall 116. Five winners will have their choice of BEE hat, including our new knit beanie! $1 or 1 food item gets you 1 ticket. For questions, contact Kathleen.martin@oregonstate.edu.

MIME Raffle: MIME student groups will be selling raffle tickets ($1 each). Prizes include gift cards to Qdoba, Interzone, Dutch Bros., Café Yumm and more! Come by Rogers 238, Feb. 14-Feb. 28 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m to purchase tickets. For questions, contact michelle.mcallaster@oregonstate.edu.

OSUsed Store Discount Sale: Sat., Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Property Services Bldg. Donate 3+ Food Drive items at our public sales in Feb. to receive a coupon for use in our store! For each set of 3 donations, receive 1 coupon for up to $20 off. Please see full details at http://surplus.oregonstate.edu. We sell used furniture, computers, sporting goods, bikes, housewares and more.

Cash raffle: The College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a 50/50 cash raffle.  Half of all money raised benefits the Linn Benton Food Share and half could be yours. Tickets can be purchased for $1 in the Magruder lobby Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drawing is on Feb. 28 and you need not be present to win.

Special Order Baked Goods: From Feb. 10-28, special order homemade breads (quick and yeast), cakes, cookies, and other specialties. Just tell us what you want and the talented LPI bakers will make it for you – healthy, decadent, or both, we can do it! Contact Deborah.hobbs@oregonstate.edu for questions or to order.

50-50 Raffle: Come by Oak Creek Building’s lobby Feb. 10-Feb. 28 to enter into the Capital Planning & Development Raffle! The prize will be 50% of the money raised by sale of raffle tickets. $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. For questions, contact jaylene.seeley@oregonstate.edu.

Folding for Food- Public Health and Human Sciences:   Put your creativity and your dollar bills to good use – submit your best origami-folded bills to 101 Milam by Feb. 21 for contest prizes. Then vote (with coins or dollars) for your favorite in 101 Milam between Feb 24-27. All money will be donated to OSU Food Drive. For questions, contact susan.carozza@oregonstate.edu.

Papa’s Pizza Coupons for Sale: The University Honors College Student Association is selling coupon sheets to Papa’s Pizza (located in South Town) for $15 each for the Food Drive from Feb. 6-20. This coupon sheet is worth over $100 in savings, including a coupon for a free small pizza. Email univhonorscollegesa@oregonstate.edu for details.

Economics Program Plant Sale: Come by Ballard Ext. Hall, Room 303, M-F 8-5, Feb. 3-28, to purchase a variety of easy care plants, mostly succulents. $5 suggested donation for most plants with all proceeds going to the Food Drive. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/econ/plant-sale if you have questions.

3rd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest: Does your pet have what it takes to be the prettiest? Enter the Grad School’s 3rd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest with your pet’s photo & $1 entry fee at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg. Vote for the prettiest pet by donating funds/food from Feb. 5-28. The “prettiest” pet wins a prize & bragging rights for 1 year! For questions, contact Jessica.king@oregonstate.edu.

Book & Media Sale: Check out books and media for sale at the Valley Library’s 4th floor reception area, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F, Jan. 30-Feb.28. Inventory is constantly changing throughout the month. Benefits go to Linn Benton Food Share. For questions, contact jolynn.ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

Change Drive: From Feb. 3-28, the Chemistry Dept. is collecting spare change from anyone who wants to donate. So check those couch cushions and the bottom of your washing machine and bring it to Gilbert Hall. Or keep your eye out for one of our “punny” donation envelopes in campus mail. Questions? Contact Luanne.johnson@oregonstate.edu.

 Quilt Raffle: Beautiful quilt made by Robin Baker of Primetime Quilters. On display in the Research Office located at A312 Kerr Administration Building. http://oregonstate.edu/research/quilt-raffle  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 from Jan. 30-Feb. 28. For questions, contact mimi.poitras@oregonstate.edu. 

Flower Power for Linn Benton Food Share: For every purchase made at Flower Power Fundraising, 50% will be given back to OSU Libraries, Extension & Experiment Station Communications & E-Campus to support Linn Benton Food Share. Lots of varieties of bulbs, strawberries, vegetables and flower seeds to choose from!

News for Employees

NEW! Cayuse system maintenance: The Cayuse Research Suite will undergo system maintenance beginning at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, and will return to service by 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20.  The system, including both Cayuse SP and Cayuse 424, will be unavailable during this time. This downtime is to facilitate system maintenance and upgrade to the Cayuse software.  The upgrade includes minor administrative improvements, as well as a change to the view and improved functionality of the Cayuse SP Budget screen. Questions may be directed to the Office of Sponsored Programs at Sponsored.Programs@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-4933.

NEW! New CDW-G Contract:  Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is happy to announce a new contract partnership with CDW-G, a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions.  CDW-G has a broad array of offerings ranging from discrete hardware and software products to integrated IT solutions such as Mobility, Security, Data Center Optimization, Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Classroom Technology, and Collaboration.  For more information about CDW-G, visit the PCMM Buy Orange Computer, Software & Information Technology website at http://pacs.oregonstate.edu/buyorange/computers-software-it/ and click on the CDW-G logo.

NEW! Inspiration Dissemination: Save science from causing boredom! Encourage your graduate students to practice communicating to a public audience by participating in Inspiration Dissemination—OSU’s science communication radio program. Graduate students can sign-up to be featured here.

Scholarships for older than average female students: The OSU Folk Club/Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from older-than-average women students who are U.S. citizens and residents of Benton County, age 30 or older who will be attending OSU full time in 2014-2015, while pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree (PhD and EdD candidates are not eligible.)  Principal criteria are financial need and merit. These $2700 awards are made possible by the work of the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop in Corvallis.  Applications are available at the the Thrift Shop, 144 NW 2nd St, high school counselor’s offices and online at http://oregonstate.edu/osufolk. The deadline is March 31.  For more information, contact Bonnie Krueger at 541-753-7257.

Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Spring 2014: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Spring 2014 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: March 14.

The Source: The e-news letter from the College of Agricultural Sciences, is now available at http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/newsletter/2014/january The Winter 2014 issue celebrates the establishment of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station 125 years ago, as well as many great things the faculty, staff and students of the College of Agricultural Sciences are currently at work on.

Mom’s Weekend planning: As Winter Term is in full swing, that means that Moms and Family Weekend is quickly approaching on May 2-4. The Memorial Union Program Coordinators are in the process of planning the program for that weekend, and would love to include any activities that you have going on.  Please send the date, time, and brief description of any activities you have planned to Caitie Karcher or Jessica Hammock no later than Friday, March 7, by 4 p.m.

Faculty Awards Deadline Extended: Due to the recent weather related university closure, the nominations deadline for the annual University Day awards has been extended from Feb. 11 to noon on Feb. 17. Criteria and nomination forms related these awards are online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/awards/nom/.

Science scholarship deadline:  Current undergraduate students in the College of Science are encouraged to apply for scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. The amount of scholarships awards range from $500 to more than $8,500 (full in-state tuition) and vary from year to year. Deadline: Feb. 15. For scholarship descriptions and award criteria or to apply online, click here.

GTA Mentor Applications: The Center for Teaching & Learning is seeking motivated and qualified Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) to serve as mentors during the spring, summer, and fall of 2014. The GTA Mentors Program provides an opportunity for experienced GTAs to gain valuable teaching experience and participate in advanced trainings and professional development. All GTA Mentors will be compensated $250 in professional development funds upon completing their training and facilitation duties. For more information and application materials please visit http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/attention-gtas-ctl-searching-motivated-gta-mentors

Vice Provost Awards for Excellence: The Division of University Outreach and Engagement invites nominations of individuals or teams of individuals who have significantly advanced the mission of outreach and engagement. Award categories include: service, strategic impact, program support, innovation and diversity. Award winners receive $1,000 provided as OSU funds in a services and supplies index and a commemorative plaque. Deadline: Feb. 17. More information: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/vice-provost-awards Questions: contact Jackie Russell at jackie.russell@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1382.

Jobs

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

Analyst-Bioinformatics Trainer – The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0011766. Closes Feb. 14.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Washington County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, (0.80 FTE), Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Hillsboro. Posting # 0011900. Closes Feb. 14.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0011895. Closes Feb. 14.

CPO Outreach Educator - Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) CPO Outreach Educator position that will serve the Metro Region. Posting 0011851. Closes Feb. 14.

Coordinator – Outreach Program –  Oregon State Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Coordinator – Outreach Program and Program Leader position that will serve the Extension Warm Springs.  Posting # 0011893. Closes Feb. 16.

Student Success Manager – Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Student Success Manager position. Posting #0011892. Closes Feb. 16.

Accounting Technician – Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011914. Closes Feb. 16.

Centro Cultural César Chávez Cultural Center Coordinator – Intercultural Student Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Centro Cultural César Chávez Cultural Center Coordinator.  Posting #0011927.  Closes Feb. 17.

Accountant 1 – The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011904. Closes Feb 18.

Analyst Programmer (Internal Employment Opportunity)–Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Analyst Programmer position. Posting #0011948. Closes Feb. 18.

University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Technical Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director of University Housing & Dining Services. This position a full-time, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011933 . Closes Feb. 18.

INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is recruiting for a Finance and Accounting Manager. The successful candidate will be expected to be highly proficient with all aspects of accounting that will add value to ensuring the efficiency and profitability of the INTO OSU Center.  Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance and 5 years’ experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, a CPA is preferred.  For more information and to review the complete position description please email Sheryll Straight sheryll.straight@into.us.com. Closes 5 p.m., Feb. 19.

Accountant 2 - The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Accountant 2 position. Posting #0011886.  Closes Feb. 20.

Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian– Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure track position. Posting #0011855. Closes Feb. 21.

Project Coordinator –Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Project Coordinator position. Posting #0011912. Closes Feb. 23.

Education Project Assistant  –  Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a part-time, (0.30 FTE), Education Project Assistant position located at the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport.  Posting # 0011957. Closes Feb. 24.

Office Specialist 2–Career Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011946. Closes Feb. 24.

Accountant 2 –The Oregon University System invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 2 positions in their Payroll Department. Posting #0011943. Closes Feb. 24.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst – Information Services-Network Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency level 3 position. Posting #0011924. Closes Feb. 28.

Web Services Manager –Enrollment Management Unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Web Services Manager position. Posting #0011923. Closes Feb. 28.

Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing –Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing position. Posting #0011907. Closes Feb. 28.

Assistant Professor –  Oregon State Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor position in Southern Willamette Valley Field Cropping Systems.  This position is 0.75 FTE tenure track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed term funding; or it can be a 9-month 1.00 FTE (tenure track) with 2 months of summer salary covered with recurring fixed term funding. Posting # 0011899. For full consideration, apply by Feb. 28. Closes March 14.

Department Head - The Department of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as head of the department.  Posting #0011837.  Full consideration date is Feb. 28 and closing date is March 14.

Office Specialist 2 – Academic Affairs Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position to support the following programs: Difference, Power and Discrimination;  Writing Intensive Curriculum; and Office of Work-Life/GO HERC.  Posting #0011947. Closes March 1.

Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by March 1.

Research Publishing and Outreach Manager – The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position.  Posting #0011938. Closes March 4.

Executive Assistant to the General Counsel – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant to the General Counsel position. Posting #0011929. Closes for full consideration March 4.

Project Developer–Professional and Continuing Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Project Developer position. Posting #0011959. Closes March 5.

Graduate Admissions Advisor – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Graduate Admissions Advisor. Posting #0011952. Closes March 5.

Graduate Business Advisor – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Graduate Business Advisor. Posting #0011951. Closes March 5.

Research Associate (Post Doc) – The Department of Botany & Plant Pathology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Posting #0011812. Closes March 7.

Associate Director – Information Services, Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director position. Posting #0011944. Closes March 10.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the South Central Oregon Region (Klamath and Lake Counties). Posting 0011856.  Closes March 15.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  Oregon State University Extension service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the Central Oregon Region (Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and Warm Springs), located in Redmond. Posting # 0011824. Closes March 15.

Three Summer Positions Open:  4-H Camp Skills Instructors. Teaching at Oregon 4-H Center near Salem. Wage, room and board provided. Job description and application at: http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/4h-camping

Traffic and maintenance

Women’s Building: Plumbers will be repairing a hot water heater Feb. 14, 7 to 11 a.m., which will require them to shut down the hot water for a few hours. This will affect all restrooms, showers and sinks throughout the building.

Hilton Garden open lot: Due to re-graveling  and painting of parking spaces lines, the Hilton Garden Open Lot will be closed Feb. 15-16, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ag & Life Science Building: ALS will experience a brief power interruption to accommodate power for the New Classroom Building. This will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23  and last for approximately 2 hours.

Weather

Corvallis: I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.” – Mae West. A thought for Valentine’s Day. Rain, heavy at times, expected throughout the weekend, with a flood watch in effect for most of the Valley. High today of 54, low of 40.

Central Oregon: Rain and possible snow throughout the weekend. High of 47, low of 33.

Newport: Rain, heavy at times, all weekend. High of 52, low of 45.

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

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