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Wednesday, Feb. 19, 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.

Still waiting for tsunami debris (Global BC)

The debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan was supposed to be piling up on our beaches by now. But it’s late, caught in the swirling current of the great Pacific garbage patch somewhere between Hawaii and here. Featuring OSU’s Sam Chan.

Free textbook movement (KEZI)

A new open textbook initiative could save students thousands of dollars in textbook prices if the program picks up momentum. Students have been speaking out for years about the cost of textbooks. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said Oregon State University student Jose Schofield. “I mean honestly, it’s a book that should be easy for us to get and use for education.”

Oregon seeds sow worries GMO, organic crops coexist (Bloomberg)

“The markets don’t want any contamination with a genetic engineered plant,” said Carol Mallory-Smith, a weed-science professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis. “It makes producers very concerned.”

Why Mt. Hood’s next eruption will be like a big blob of toothpaste (Christian Science Monitor)

The magma sitting deep inside the volcano is capable of causing the next eruption within 60 days, say researchers from the Oregon State University, who published a paper titled ”Rapid remobilization of magmatic crystals kept in cold storage” in the science journal Nature.

Rescued alpacas expected to be released for adoption (Capital Press)

The first of 176 alpacas rescued from a Polk County farm are tentatively scheduled to be released for adoption Wednesday at Oregon State University.

Re-engineering the OSU College of Engineering (Oregonian)

An editorial by the Oregonian Editorial Board.

Osteoporosis drug may treat breast and liver cancer, OSU study finds (Portland Business Journal)

A drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women may also be capable of treating some forms of breast and liver cancers, Oregon State University researchers found.

Drought likely in store for soggy Willamette Valley (Gazette-Times)

“We’re seeing some improvements, but we still have a long way to go,” said Kathie Dello of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University. “It’s strange to talk about drought when we’re seeing flooding like this, but we were so dry for so long.”

Research in Costa Rica (Democrat-Herald)

Her science students created, hung and monitored hummingbird feeders at school and home, learned to distinguish between Rufous and Anna’s hummingbirds, and studied hummingbird life cycles, pollination abilities and adaptations. The school project was funded through a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Matt Betts in the Forest Ecosystem Society Department at Oregon State University. (see also KVUE- Austin, Centro-Tampa)

OSU student Darren Carpenter on campus diversity (USA Today)

A video/photo slideshow.

Repair Fair today offers alternative to discarding (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University Campus Recycling is sponsoring another so-called “Repair Fair” today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the OSU Recycling Warehouse, 644 S.W. 13th St.

Beaver Nation welcomes John Garrett (OSU Beavers)

Oregon State University head football coach Mike Riley has announced the hiring of John Garrett as the Beavers’ offensive coordinator/quarterbacks/tight ends coach. (see also ESPN)

Humpback whales of Tahiti (Georgia Aquarium)

Along the majestic islands of French Polynesia, host Jeff Corwin explores one of the largest ocean sanctuaries on earth and comes face to face with a family of Humpback Whales. Features the work of OSU’s Scott Baker, Michael Poole and Renee Anderson.

Pesticide debate creates a buzz at OSU (Gazette-Times)

The debate over neonicotinoids came to Corvallis on Tuesday when the Bayer CropScience Bee Care Tour made a stop at Oregon State University. A unit of the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG, Bayer CropScience is a major manufacturer of “neonics,” a widely used class of pesticides that has been implicated in some high-profile bee die-offs, including one that killed thousands of bumblebees in Wilsonville last year.

3 new studies show benefit of eliminating pesticides in cotton fields (Eco Watch)

Two related studies from the same FAO project also published yesterday by the Royal Society—authored by Oregon State University (OSU) scientists together with researchers in West Africa and at various institutions, including FAO—reveal the extent to which pesticide use in West Africa poses risks to human health and environment.

Oregon State athletic department employee sold coaches’ phones for personal profit (Oregonian)

An employee in Oregon State University’s athletic department sold 338 pieces of state-owned electronics equipment, most of them coaches’ cell phones, and pocketed the money, The Oregonian has learned.

Concert to feature OSU Brass Players (Democrat-Herald)

The Albany Chamber Music Project, Oregon State University Music Department and the Albany Public Library will present in concert the OSU Chamber Brass Players at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at First Christian Church, 423 Ferry St. S.W.

Today

Ecampus and TAC Short Course:  ELI Short Course, Designing and Delivering a Quality MOOC, with Dianna Fisher (Ecampus) and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Presentations will be offered live inside a virtual learning space that’s designed to promote interaction between the ELI presenters and participants while exploring the content. Location:  Kidder Hall 202.  Dates:  Feb. 19, Feb. 27 and Mar. 6, 2014, 10 to 11:30 am.  Use the following link to register for the OSU sessions. You only need to register once for the three sessions. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/eli2014-moocs

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

NEW! Bake Sale: Buy sweet treats baked by the staff of Academic Success and Engagement to raise funds for the OSU Food Drive! Stop by our table in the lobby of Waldo Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Most treats are $1 with all proceeds going to the Linn Benton Food Share. You’ll find homemade Irish soda bread, cupcakes, vegan options, and more! For questions, contact Noreen.siddiqui@oregonstate.edu.

Winter Career Fairs: The Winter Career Fairs are coming up Feb. 19-20. Please join us in the Ch2M Alumni Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.on Feb. 19 for the All Majors fair and Feb. 20 for the Engineering Fair. Don’t forget to get your photo taken at our Linkedin Photo Booth for a professional photo for use on business networking sites. Find out more at:  http://oregonstate.edu/career/career-fairs

The Geopolitics of Sexual Rights as Human Rights:  Dagmar Herzon (CUNY) will discuss the Western sexual revolutions of the 1960s-1970s, which brought advances in conceptualizing sexual and women’s rights as human rights, but it took until the 1990s for transnational organizations to take up these causes – only to find them blocked and undermined once again. Feb. 19, noon, MU206 (Asian/Pacific Room).

TAC Webinar.  Google Apps for Instructors Basics:  with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Want to know what Google Apps for Education are all about? Join our 50 minute webinar to learn the basics about using and sharing information in Google, and find out how you can get started. Questions welcome. Weds. Feb. 19. noon to 12:50 pm. Register here: http://bit.ly/19YH8nt

OSUsed Store Discount Sale: Wed., Feb. 19, noon to 3 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 three donations, receive one 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.

NEW! Soup Lunch: Come early for the best selection! Prices: Soup $5 for all you can eat; $3/bowl (includes bread). Desserts $1. Feb. 19, noon to 1 p.m., Richardson 2nd Floor Knuckle. Brought to you by Wood Science & Engineering. All proceeds benefit Linn-Benton Food Share

NEW! Winter 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Ben Leshchinsky (Oregon State University) will speak on ”Aggregate management: Evaluating Sediment Transport Impacts from Varying Unpaved Road Designs,” Feb. 19, noon to 1 p.m., Owen 101.

Board of Trustees: The Oregon State University Board of Trustees Executive and Audit Committee will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Agenda items include consideration of proposed policies for adoption by the board, and review of OSU’s mission statement for adoption by the board. The meeting, which will be via teleconference, will originate in Room 650 of the Kerr Administration Building on campus. It will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Nick Grishin, UT Southwestern Medical Center, will present a seminar “Is bioinformatics beyond BLAST useful?” on Wednesday, Feb 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

Sexuality in Europe: A 20th-Century History of the Present:  The 2014 George and Dorothy Carson Memorial Lecture will be given by Dagmar Herzog (CUNY).   Although the 20th century is often called the “century of sex” and seen as an era of increasing liberalization, Herzog’s lecture will explore the contradictions in sexual politics and behaviors, the apparent ambivalences surrounding sexual freedom, and the enormous difficulties encountered in securing sexual rights. Feb. 19, 4 p.m., MU208 (La Raza).

Cultural Heritage: This is an informative event led by a panel of students who will be answering questions about their cultural background and cultural knowledge. This is a great way to gain knowledge about customs around the world and to meet international students. Feb. 19, 5 to 6 p.m., International Resource Center.

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.

African-American spirituals: Carren Moham, a professor of music at Illinois Wesleyan University, is at Oregon State University to perform a concert of songs by African-American composers.  Moham, a soprano, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Memorial Union lounge.

Upcoming events

NEW! Employee and Family Service Day: Employee & Family Service Day is Saturday, Feb. 22. There are still spaces remaining for the Produce for the People project from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Children are welcome! Participants will work to winterize the garden, dig pathways, spread leaves, and do general garden clean up.  Produce for the People serves low-income Latino families, low-income youth and food grown is donated to local food banks and soup kitchens. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/employee-family-service-day-registration-produce-people-22214.

NEW! ISOSU Winter Cultural Showcase: “The road from Sochi to Corvallis.” Witness the cultural talents of OSU students represented through songs, poems, dance, skits, comedy and much more. Feb. 23, 6 p.m., MU Ballroom.

NEW! Crossroads Film Festival: The Crossroads International Film Festival closes Sunday, Feb. 23.  Due to the unusual snow this winter, the film festival planning committee made one addition to the final day’s schedule. The updated schedule is as follows: 11:30 a.m.: Hitler’s Children: A German/Israeli documentary featuring interviews of descendants of infamous, high-ranking Nazis. OSU History Professor discussion Paul Kopperman will lead a discussion following the film. 1:30 PM: The Dish (an Australian comedy) 4:00 PM: Teddy Bear (a drama set in Denmark and Thailand) 6:30 PM: Chico & Rita (an Oscar nominated Spanish language, Jazz music animation set in Cuba and the USA.). Tickets are $6 and screenings are at the Darkside Cinema in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Proceeds benefit Crossroads International programs.

NEW! ISOSU Coffee Hour: Feb. 24 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the International Resource Center. Come enjoy some international food while mingling with OSU students.

SEIU meeting: SEIU sub-local 083 classified Workers’ meeting is next Thursday, Feb. 20 from noon to 1 p.m., at Linus Pauling Institute Rm 402.  Please attend this important meeting to vote on proposed new Constitution and By-Laws for our sub-local.  Nominations for the up-coming officers elections will be open and hear about the Unification vote held last month in a special General Council.  A light lunch will be provided.

Reproductive Justice film screening: Virginia Espino, film producer and lead historian, will screen the documentary “No más bebés por vida/No More Babies for Life.” Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Snell International Forum. The event is free and open to the public. Co-Sponsored by CL@SE, School of Language, Culture, and Society, Ethnic Studies, and Reproductive Justice Club.

OSU play: Oregon State University Theatre’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “How I Learned to Drive” will show 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

Omani Night: The SEAC wishes to inform the campus that “Omani Night” has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 2. MU Ballroom, 6-8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Celebration of Omani culture, food and dancing. Tickets are free at SEAC; tickets already issued will be honored, any tickets not used should be returned to SEAC to be reused.

Lectures and Webinars

 NEW! Institute for Applied Ecology: At the Feb. 20 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Tom Kaye, director of the Institute for Applied Ecology in Corvallis, will describe IAE’s ongoing conservation projects. Triad meets in the MU, Room 211, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have a catered lunch. To reserve a seat, contact nick.houtman@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-0783.

NEW! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar:  Andrew Karplus, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing will be presenting a seminar – “Getting membranes all ruffled up: conformational regulation of ERM-merlin proteins,” at noon on Friday, Feb. 21, in ALS 4001.

NEW! TAC Webinar: Blackboard Social Learn, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Blackboard has a new social networking platform that allows users to create profiles and connect with other Blackboard users, whether or not they are enrolled in the same course. Think Facebook for academics. It’s entirely optional for instructors and students. This webinar provides an overview of the features in Social Learn and how you can use them. Fri. Feb 21. 1:30-2:20 pm. Register here: http://bit.ly/19YH9I9

NEW! Psychological Science Winter Colloquium Series: Alyssa Raymond will speak on “Semantic communication in a troop of semi-free ranging chimpanzees, Feb. 21 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

NEW! Food Systems Brown Bag Lecture: Transition to Organic Farm Management: A Dynamic Programming Approach. Tim Delbridge from the University of Minnesota will discuss the decision to transition to organic crop production as a dynamic programming problem in which investment is reversible but includes sunk costs. Monday, Feb. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in Ballard Extension Hall Room 200C.

NEW! Climate Club Sandwich LunchBraiding Disciplines second lecture of the series will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. at the OSU Memorial Union Room 206 and will feature environmental philosopher Allen Thompson and author Cristina Eisenberg.  They will address ethics, land-use, wildlife, and “novel ecosystems” in the context of a changing climate.  Lunch provided.  RSVP 541-737-5705.

Environmental Health Science Trainee Colloquium: PhD student Andres Cardenas will share his research on “Effects of prenatal arsenic exposure on DNA methylation and leukocyte subpopulations in umbilical cord blood” Feb. 20, noon in Hallie Ford Center room 115.

Lecture explores race, privilege in education: The College of Education and the Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program present as a guest speaker Nolan Cabrera, an assistant professor of educational policy studies and practice at the University of Arizona. The lecture, “Race is not a Four-Letter Word”: Exploring Whiteness, Racism, and Privilege in Education,” will begin at  2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in 303 Furman Hall.

Reproductive Justice talk: Virginia Espino, historian at the UCLA Center for Oral History Research, will give a talk on “Motherhood Interrupted: The Case of  Coercive Sterilization Practices in 1970s Los Angeles.” Thursday, Feb. 20, 2 to 3:20 p.m. in Room 105 Furman Hall. Co-Sponsored by CL@SE, School of Language, Culture, and Society, Ethnic Studies, and ESSA.

Fisheries and Wildlife RAFWE plenary seminar: Michael Heithaus, Professor and Executive Director, School of Environment, Arts and Society, Florida International University, Miami,  will speak on “Unraveling the Ecological Roles of Top Predators in Estuaries and Coastal Oceans.” Feb. 20, 4 to 5 p.m., Construction and Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center.

Lecture on Latour: Philosopher and distinguished professor Graham Harman of the American University in Cairo will speak at OSU at 4 p.m., Feb. 25 in the LaSells Stewart Center Ag Sciences Hall. His lecture will focus on the work of French theorist Bruno Latour and his latest work, “An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence.”

Coalition for Community Dialogue Winter Training: Join the Coalition for Community Dialogue as we explore systems of oppression during our winter training, March 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MU 211. We strive to offer a communal space that deepens our understanding of oppression and how it impacts our lives and the lives of those around us. This training will guide participants through an examination of these systems and their impact, as well as provide a space to envision modes of resistance. Registration open until Thursday Feb. 27 at http://goo.gl/OxLavt

Food drive events

NEW! Gift baskets: Counseling and Psychological Services is selling tickets for gift baskets at $1 per entry.  Whether you are interested in a Movie Night or Gardeners Delight, come take a look on the 5th Floor of Snell Hall.

Online Silent Auction: Register for Handbid.com using your OSU email. Auction opens Feb. 20 at 8 a.m. & closes Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. Time extends 15 min for single items in event of bidding war. Bring payments to the Foundation by 5 p.m. on Feb. 27. Items were prepared by OSU Foundation, Research Office, Alumni Association, Library and Extension Services. For questions, contact Katie.chandler@oregonstate.edu.

Chili con Carnage Epic Cook-Off: Judges & popular vote determine the King/Queen Bean of the Chili Cook-Off Scene on Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 308A Kerr Admin Bldg! Entry fee for your chili: 1 canned food item. Two categories of chili: meat & vegetarian. Two winners selected from each category: judges’ pick & popular vote. Tasting: $3, $5 for tasting, a bowl of your fave, & cornbread. Email Jessica.king@oregonstate.edu.

EMT Soup and Salad Bar: Come by Ag Life Sciences 1019 on Thurs., Feb. 20, noon- 1:30 p.m. for a soup and salad bar featuring four soups: Vegan French Onion, Chicken Spinach with Pesto, Boeuf Bourguignon Soup, and Vegan Chili along with a full salad bar, breads and crackers. Stop by and sample the soups, create a salad, or build a combo of both. Suggested donation is $5. For questions, contact mary.mucia@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.

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! Homestay families sought: The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to host international students from Bunkyo University in Japan for one or more weekends during Spring Term.  Students will live on campus and spend one weekend with a local family to learn more about American culture and practice their English.  Host are needed the weekends of April 25-27, May 2-4, and May 16-18.  Applications are currently available at https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/myuhds/form/mf/homestay-host. Application deadline is March 5. Contact homestay@oregonstate.edu with questions.

Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholar Award Nominations: The OSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is now accepting nominations for the Emerging Scholar Award. The award honors tenure-track faculty members in any academic unit who are in the early stages of their professional careers in recognition of outstanding research or creative activity in their field of study. Applications must be submitted by March 31 to David.Hackleman@oregonstate.edu. Visit http://phikappaphi.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/Emerging_Scholar_Flier.pdf for requirements and nomination packet details.

NSF – Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – SRN competition 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability. The program seeks to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-srn. Information: Mary Phillips mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Feb. 28

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.

Recreational Sports Half Term Memberships – Don’t miss out on your opportunity to stay healthy and well! Purchase a Half Term Recreational Sports membership for only $41 (faculty/staff/affiliates/associates) and $34 (student affiliates/dependents). Memberships are valid until March 28. Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information! Contact Ali for a personal tour.

Jobs

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

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.

Office Specialist 2- Copyright Specialist-Printing and Mailing invites applicants for one part-time, (.50 FTE) , academic year,  Copyright Specialist.  Posting #0011953 Closes Feb. 21.

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.

Accounting Technician – Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011914. Closes Feb. 23

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

Early Childhood Associate Teacher – OSU Child Development Center is recruiting for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month positions. Posting #0011954. For full consideration apply by Feb. 24.

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.

Director of MCB Program (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Graduate School invites applications for a part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month, Director of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program position.  Posting #0011966.  Closes March 3.

Instructor/Head Teacher – OSU Child Development Center is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE), temporary (spring term) position. Posting #0011120. For full consideration apply by March 3.

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.

Accounting Technician – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011969. Closes March 7.

Associate Director-Marketing – Alumni Relations invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director-Marketing position. Posting #0011967. Closes for full consideration March 7.

Accounting Technician– The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),  12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011969. Closes March 7.

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.

Administrative Assistant to the Dean – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative Assistant to the Dean position. Posting #0011968. Closes March 10.

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

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: Tired of rain hitting you in the face like a freight train? Well the weekend might be sunny, but for now be prepared for more rain. Showers and a possible thunderstorm today, and rain tonight. High of 47, low of 40. Rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of snow today and tonight. High of 38, low of 27. Rain and snow tomorrow possible tomorrow.

Newport: Showers today, rain tonight. High of 46, low of 43. Rain tomorrow.

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

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