Oregon State University saw the biggest growth, a 5.3 percent jump of 1,302 students. Portland State University grew by only 1.5 percent, but remains the state’s largest university with 28,958 students. (see also Oregonian, KTVZ, Register-Guard)
Reflecting on a riot (Inside Higher Ed)
Of course, at an institution with such a storied football program as Penn State’s, the resentment may run deep. Paterno was more than a coach – he was a mentor, an idol, “JoPa.” But for student affairs, the task will be helping students reconcile their feelings toward Paterno and their innate sense of moral responsibility, said Larry D. Roper, vice provost for student affairs at Oregon State University.
Oregon State University launches a new speaker series this month with a Nov. 17 appearance by writer/activist Bill McKibben, author of the groundbreaking work “The End of Nature,” the first general audience book on global warming.
Oregon State adds Latina/Latino research center (Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University announced Wednesday that it’s created a new Center for Latino/Latina Studies and Engagement.
Mediterranean cuisine draws huge crowd (Gazette-Times)
Jillian Grant stopped by Taste of the Mediterranean, a University Housing and Dining-sponsored culinary event held Wednesday evening at Marketplace West Dining Center.
“Almost, Maine,” an OSU theater production (Entertainer)
You’re in the little — and fictional — northern town of Almost, Maine, the setting and name of OSU Theatre’s latest production, which opens on Nov. 10, and runs for two weekends through Nov. 20, at the Withycombe Main Stage on the Oregon State University campus.
International team to sequence genome of fungi (Bioscience Technology)
Jason Stajich is co-leading the Fungal Genomes project with Joey Spatafora, a professor of botany and plant pathology at Oregon State University. Along with a team of collaborators, their labs will coordinate the selection of fungal strains to analyze the data to answer questions about the evolution of fungi across the fungi kingdom, the evolutionary relatedness among the fungi, and their gene content.
Kawasaki disease: Researchers find surprising link to wind patterns (Huffington Post)
Some experts, however, are more skeptical. “I have never heard of such a close association between long-distance dispersal over oceans and outbreak of a human disease,” says Christopher Mundt, a professor of plant pathology at Oregon State University. “This is more likely to happen with plant pathogens, but even there it seems to be somewhat rare and not something that happens on a regular basis.”
Fatherhood may help tough guys straighten out (US News & World Report)
The fatherhood-related decreases in negative behavior “were in addition to the general tendency of boys to engage less in these types of behaviors as they approach and enter adulthood,” lead author David Kerr, an assistant professor of psychology at Oregon State University, said in a university news release. (see also The Atlantic)
Varieties show potential for stripe-rust resistance (Capital Press)
Oregon State University wheat breeder Bob Zemetra says several varieties in the development pipeline show promise.
Vilsack announces renewable energy funding recipients (Biomass Power and Thermal)
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Nov. 10 that USDA has selected 67 projects for funding that focus on helping rural agricultural producers reduce energy consumption and costs; use renewable energy technologies in their operation; and/or conduct feasibility studies for renewable energy projects. Oregon State University received $74,209.
Music à la Carte: Quintet Americana, an all-female wind ensemble from the Oregon Chamber Players of Portland. In a salute to American Veterans, the quintet will open the concert with our National Anthem. Nov. 11 at 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge, Free.
Food lectures: Perspectives on how growing, cooking and sharing food has changed over time will be shared in a lecture Friday, Nov. 11 on the Oregon State University campus. Historian Ken Albala will talk about “Perspectives on Eating from the Past” in Memorial Union Room 109. The free, public lecture begins at noon on Friday.
STEM Learning Talk: The Department of Science and Mathematics Education in collaboration with the (future) Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning presents Marta Civil, Frank A. Daniels Jr. Distinguished Professor in Mathematics Education at the University of North Carolina, will speak on “Funds of Knowledge and STEM Learning” on Friday, Nov. 11 at noon in Kidder 202. Please bring your lunch; drinks and dessert are provided.
Smart Policy: Using the Science of Early Brain Development to Inform Public Sector Programs for Children & Families. Philip Fisher, professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, will discuss his work with children in foster care and the child welfare system. The free lecture is from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in Room 115 of the Hallie Ford Center. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Physics: Philip Kim will present the annual Yunker Physics Lecture on Nov. 11, 4 p.m., Weniger 151. He will speak on “Relativity, Quantum Physics and Graphene.” Kim is a world expert and pioneer in the field of grapheme electronics. In 2006, he was named one of the “Scientific American 50”, honoring his contributions to science and society.
Cultural insights: Speech Communication Colloquium Series presents William Wei, a visiting scholar from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, on Friday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Shepard Hall 106. He will share cultural insights that he has gained from living and studying at OSU for several terms.
Soccer: OSU Women’s Soccer is hosting the first round of the NCAA Tournament against the Portland Pilots. Tickets go on sale Friday at 5 p.m. at the Lorenz Soccer Complex. They are first come, first served. The gates open at 6 p.m. and kickoff is 7 p.m. Adults $10, students/seniors/youth $5.
Film festival: The third International Film Festival , showcasing a diverse array of movies from international cultures, will be held Nov. 7-11 in Corvallis. The International Film Festival is organized by OSU faculty teaching film courses in the foreign languages and literature areas to showcase the variety of international cultures. Free and open to the public. Screenings are held at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St. in Corvallis.
Novel reading: Fiction writer Aimee Bender, celebrated for her unique style and use of magical elements in contemporary settings, will read from her recently released novel, “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake,” on Friday, Nov. 11 at Oregon State University. The free public event begins at 7:30 p.m. in The Valley Library’s main rotunda; a book signing follows.
OSU comedy: John Carinai’s romantic comedy, “Almost, Maine” kicks off Oregon State University Theatre’s 2011-12 season. The quirky play will show Nov. 10-12 and 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. on the Withycombe Hall main stage, located at 30th and Campus Way on the OSU campus. Tickets are $12 general, $10 senior, $8 student/youth, and $5 for OSU students and are available through the OSU Theatre box office at 541-737-2784 or http://www.oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre
OSU Choirs Salute our Veterans: The OSU Meistersingers, Bella Voce, and the OSU Glee Choir in concert. Each choir will perform individually, and then join together to finish the concert with “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe. Tickets are $10, available at ticketsoregon.com and at the door. OSU students free with ID.
Italian pianist: From Italy, concert pianist Mariangela Vacatello in recital. The first of three concerts in the Steinway Piano Concert Series presented by Corvallis-OSU Piano International and OSU Music. Sunday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets are available online at http://ticketsoregon.com and at local outlets. Season tickets are still available.
NEW! True Colors: Bring a white t-shirt and join us at the Pride Center from 3-5 p.m. on Nov. 15 to celebrate Transgender Awareness Week! We’ll be tie-dying to celebrate diverse genders and identities through the expression of color.
NEW! Special Recycling Collection: To celebrate America Recycles Day, OSU wants to help staff, students and departments recycle your hard-to-recycle items! Start saving up Styrofoam, packing peanuts, film plastic, e-waste, cell phones, electronic media and batteries for this event on Nov. 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Brick Mall.
NEW! Great IDEA’s come to those who Explore: While taking a lunch break, drop by the International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) information table to meet IDEA’s campus ambassadors and learn about the 200 plus sites for study abroad in 80 countries and 140 plus internship options in 5o countries, not to mention the International Degree program. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nov. 14, McNary Dining Hall
NEW! F-1 Employment / OPT Workshop: Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an employment benefit available to students in valid F‐1 status. It allows students to work in a temporary position that is directly related to their field of study. Who is eligible for OPT? When and how does one apply for OPT? Come to this workshop and find answers to all of your questions about OPT. 3:30-5 p.m., Nov. 14, Snell 448.
NEW! Resume Building: ASOSU’s International Affairs Task Force and Career Services will hold a panel discussion with international student leaders who will discuss tips and advice about how to best build your resume and impress future employers. 4-5:30 p.m., Nov. 14, MU 213.
NEW! Fulbright Scholar Reception: Fulbright Fellowship recipients and those who aspire to become a Fulbright Scholar are invited to a reception and short informational session regarding the types of Fulbright Programs available. 4–5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 5th Floor Lounge – International Living & Learning Center (ILLC)
NEW! OSU-Cascades Goes International: OSU and OUS Education Abroad Advisors will be in Bend to meet with students interested in internationalizing their OSU experience! All day, Nov. 14, OSU Cascade Campus, Bend
NEW! Native American meal: Join us for Indigenous Feast: a way of giving thanks and celebrate Native American Heritage month. Indigenous Feast is a continuation of the journey through culture and cuisine series presented by UHDS in partnership with the Native American Longhouse and American Indian Initiatives office. Nov. 16, 5 to 8 p.m., McNary Dining’s Boardwalk Cafe. Cost is $8 at the door.
NEW! Linn Benton Food Share Food Packing Service Project: Help package bulk foods into smaller bags to be distributed to people in need. Tuesday Nov. 15, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The service project will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Vans will leave campus at 4:30 p.m. from the MU and return at 7:30 p.m. to the MU. RSVP for this service project to email@example.com. Indicate if you need transportation.
NEW! Faces of Homelessness Panel: Hear about homelessness issues from local experts and learn about Benton County’s 10 year plan to eliminate homelessness! , Wednesday Nov. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., MU 109. Please bring a can of food for the OSU food pantry if possible.
Secular lecture: A special lecture by Tom Flynn, on the topic ‘The Trouble with Christmas’? Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium. Tom Flynn is the Executive Director of the Council for Secular Humanism and Editor of Free Inquiry magazine. The event is sponsored by the Corvallis Secular Society and the Advocates for Freethought and Skepticism at OSU (a student group) and will be free and open to the public.
Morality debate: The Oregon State University Socratic Club will sponsor a debate on the topic, “Is There is an Absolute Basis for Morality?” on Monday, Nov. 14, on the OSU campus. The free, public event will start at 7 p.m. in Milam Auditorium Room 26. The speakers are Lucas Laborde, a Catholic priest, and Daniel Barker, an outspoken atheist. The two speakers will debate whether there can be an objective standard for morality.
Film screening: The award-winning new film, “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” will be screened Monday, Nov. 14, at Oregon State University. The free, public event will begin at 7 p.m. at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the film’s narrating scholar, conservation biologist Curt Meine of the Leopold Foundation.
Investment banker talk: Jaymes Winters, CEO, Blue Leopard Capital LLC (Investment Banking) will participate in a social networking event on Nov. 14, 7 to 8 p.m. in Trysting Tree Conference Room D107. He is part of the Austin Fellows Program. RSVP to Carol Hahn, 541-713-8040
Mexican Social Movements: Luz Rivera Martinez, longtime organizer on behalf of workers and the rural poor in Mexico and lead organizer with Consejo Nacional Urbano Campesino, will speak on “Sowing Struggle: Urban and Rural Social Movements in Tlaxcala, Mexico,” on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room. The event, sponsored by the School of Language, Culture and Society, is free and open to the public.
International Education Week: Inspiring Students Locally to Succeed Globally, Nov. 14-18. Choose from among 27 events that will highlight and celebrate the importance of international educational exchange and the variety of opportunities as well as practical considerations for students and faculty and staff at OSU. For a schedule of events and detailed descriptions of each event, go to: http://oregonstate.edu/international/iew.
Dasenko retirement: Bonnie Dasenko of the General Counsel’s office is retiring after 40 years with OSU. A celebration will be held Nov. 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m., in MU 109A. Refreshments will be served. To send a card, forward it to Barbara Melton, General Counsel’s Office, 524 Kerr Admin. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectures and seminars
Angiogenesis: Annual Tsoo King Seminar & Lecture, hosted by the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Dr. Napoleone Ferrara, Genentech Fellow will present a seminar on Nov 14, at 2 p.m. in ALS 4001, “New insights into the regulation of angiogenesis” and a public lecture on Monday, Nov 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Linus Pauling Science Center, Reser Auditorium., “Basic science and clinical applications of angiogenesis”.
News for Employees
NEW! Journey into Leadership: Are you ready to embark on a journey to discover and employ the leadership qualities that lie within you? Training & Organizational Effectiveness invites you to apply for the 10th annual “Journey Into Leadership” program. To learn more about this series and apply by Nov. 16, visit the website at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/leadership
NEW! Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges – Gut Function Biomarkers: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is currently seeking letters of inquiry for the new grant program Biomarkers of Gastrointestinal (Gut) Function and Health. Deadline: Jan. 11, 2012. Full description. For information: Martha.email@example.com or 541-737-6961.
NEW! Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Family Health Initiatives – Achieving Healthy Growth in the Developing World: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health is seeking letters of inquiry for the new grant program Discover New Ways to Achieve Healthy Growth. Deadline: Jan. 25, 2012. Full description. For information: Martha.firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-6961.
NEW! Preterm birth: Grand Challenges Family Health Initiatives – Preventing Preterm Birth: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a new grant opportunity to discover and develop novel interventions for prevention of preterm birth and stillbirth associated with preterm birth, primarily in the developing world. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2012. Full description. For information: Martha.email@example.com or 541-737-6961.
Food drive: The OSU Forensics Team, along with Speech Communication and Ethnic Studies, is sponsoring a Community Food Drive to benefit the Linn Benton Food Share. Until Tuesday, Dec. 6, bins are set up on the main floor of Shepard Hall and in Strand Ag. Hall. Donations of canned foods and packaged dry food/meals are welcome. Cash donations can be dropped off at 104 Shepard Hall.
Powwow Exhibit: In Celebration of Native American Heritage Month the Oregon Multicultural Archives invites you to view an exhibit documenting OSU’s first Pow Wow. The exhibit is on the third floor of Valley Library in the University Archives display case and will be up through December. Find out more on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr. For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, and visit the Oregon Multicultural Archives.
New Latino studies center: OSU has established CL@SE, Center for Latino/Latina Studies and Engagement. Susana Rivera-Mills will serve as interim director of the new center, designed to meet the research and outreach needs relating to Oregon’s growing Latino population.
MLK awards: Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr celebration awards presented at the annual Peace Breakfast. The Phyllis S. Lee award honors a member of the OSU community who exemplifies Dr. Lee’s commitment and dedication to social justice. 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. Information at http://oregonstate.edu/oei/awards and are due on Friday, Dec. 2. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty orientation: The Research Office is offering a new faculty orientation for professorial-ranked faculty and support staff on Nov. 11 from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Register at: http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=22. The Research Office will be closed during the orientation.
Dixon memberships: Half-term membership is now available for purchase at the Department of Recreational Sports. Staff and faculty pay $39 for access now through Jan. 13, 2012. Questions? Call the Recreation Services Desk at 541-737-3736.
Toiletry donation drive: The OSU Center for Civic Engagement is collecting toiletries for members of the homeless community from Nov. 7-18. Donate items at specified boxes located at the MU Info Desk, MU Java Stop, Dixon, and the Valley Library (outside Java II). Toiletries including non-alcoholic mouthwash, toothpaste, disposable razors, deodorants, shaving cream, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, lotion, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, dental floss, hand sanitizer etc. Donations will be given to Community Outreach, Inc.
NSF – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI): Acquisition or Development Program: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the NSF – MRI program. The program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/mri.htm. Submission deadline to the Research Office: Nov. 18. Information: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com
Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT 2011-12 Winter (Spring term release) program. Applications are due in the Research Office by Monday, Nov. 14. Guidelines for applications: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt.htm. Information: Debbie Delmore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy Drive: It’s time for the Childcare and Family Resources fourth annual Joy Drive. The Joy Drive provides OSU student families in need with gifts from the support and generosity of the OSU Community. Individuals, departments and units can join to adopt a family. Email FamilyResources@oregonstate.edu and indicate the size of family you or your department are willing to sponsor. Reply no later than Nov. 15. You will be provided the family’s wish list no later than Nov. 18.
Traffic and maintenance
Rogers Hall: Due to the use of a crane lift, associated with the project at Rogers Hall, the parking lot shared by Dearborn Hall, Graf Hall & Covell Hall will be temporarily closed. This lot is to be empty of all vehicles by the end of the day on Nov. 30. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. Dec. 1 and should end by 5 p.m.
Tree removal: OSU removed 24 trees from Jefferson Avenue between 30th and 35th Streets this week as the first phase of a project to widen the street, install bike lanes, and replace the uprooted sidewalk. Many of the trees were in a state of decline, according to OSU arborists, and needed to be replaced. OSU will construct a new sidewalk a few feet to the north of the existing walkway and plant 29 new maple trees adjacent to it by June 1. The removed trees were also over a city water main, threatening city services to campus, OSU engineers say. Construction on the new sidewalk, which will be ADA-compliant, will begin soon. The second phase of the project, widening of the street and installation of bike lanes, should begin this spring.
Milam Hall: Due to electrical work all electrical services to Milam Hall will be shutdown. This will affect all rooms on all floors. This shutdown is necessary to install new breakers to feed electricity to new basement labs. The shutdown will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 12 and should end by 10 p.m.
Campus Way: Due to telecom upgrading, Campus Way (west of 35th Street), will be temporarily closed. Pedestrian and bike access will not be affected. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. Nov. 14 and should end by noon, Nov. 18. Campus Way east of 35th street will also be closed from 7 a.m. Nov. 16 to noon Nov. 18 for telecom upgrading.
Sidewalk between Jefferson Way and Dixon Rec: Due to reconstruction, the sidewalk between Jefferson Way and Dixon Rec will be temporarily closed. It is necessary to reconstruct the sidewalk so it will be a compliant ADA path of travel. The shutdown should end by 5 p.m. Dec. 16.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
The Extended Campus (ECampus) is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month Administrative Program Specialist. Posting 0008235. Closes on Nov. 11.
University Housing & Dining Services is seeking applicants for a General Maintenance Mechanic. Posting #0008255. Closes Nov. 11.
Business Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Chief Risk Officer Position. Posting #0008246, Closes Nov. 13.
Faculty Research Assistant – Research Information Management Specialist, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University 0.30 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term. Posting #0008204. Closes Nov. 14.
The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applicants for a full time (1.00 FTE), 12 month, classified Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting #0008220. New closing date Nov. 15.
The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing is inviting applications for full time, 12-month, Administrative Program Specialist. Posting #0008287. Closes Nov. 15
The College of Science Information Network (COSINe) invites applications for a Linux Administrator. This is a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0008291. Closes Nov. 15.
The Extended Campus (ECampus) is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month Analyst Programmer competency level 2. Posting #0008304. Closes Nov. 16.
The Department of Fisheries & Wildlife is inviting applications for Research Associate (Post Doc) – OHRC Salmon Homing position. Posting #0008236. Closes Nov.18.
Academic Advisor, College of Business, Oregon State University. This is for three, full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term positions. Posting #0008303. Closes Nov. 27. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 20.
Facilities Services Department is seeking an experienced Refrigeration Mechanic for their Campus Maintenance department. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Posting #0008244. Closes Nov. 21.
The Office of Human Resources is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month, fixed term HR Technical Lead. Posting #0008107. Closes Nov. 22.
The Extended Campus (ECampus) is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month Analyst Programmer competency level 1. Posting #0008300. Closes Nov. 23.
Counseling and Psychological Services – CAPS invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),12-month, Counselor. Posting #0008306. Closes Nov. 23.
Oregon State University Libraries seeks an experienced, innovative and dynamic History of Science Collections Librarian in its Special Collections & Archives Research Center. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Posting #0008245. For full consideration apply by Nov. 30.
The Department of Fisheries & Wildlife is inviting applications for Research Associate (Post Doc) – Surrogate Chinook position. Posting #0008243. Closes Dec. 1.
The Arts & Science Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Finance Coordinator position. Posting #0008265. The “for full consideration date” has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 20. Closes Dec. 4.
The University Library is inviting applications for a full-time, 1.00 FTE, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor Data Management Librarian position. Posting #0008089. Closes Nov. 30.
The Department of Microbiology invites applications for a full time (1.00 FTE) 12 month, Instructor in Microbiology. Posting #0008189. Full consideration date, Dec 1.
Associate Director for Communications and Marketing: The Oregon State University Alumni Association is looking for an experienced professional to develop and lead comprehensive marketing and communications programs and services for the association. For full consideration apply by Dec. 2. Position is open until filled. Position description and application information at www.osualum.com/jobs
The Valley Library is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month fixed term Electronic Resources Unit Supervisor. Posting #0008294. Closes Dec. 9.
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning – The Office of Academic Success and Engagement invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning position. Posting # 0008293. Closes Jan. 6
The Oregon University System, Controller’s Division, is seeking a full-time Banking Operation Supervisor. For a complete job announcement and application requirements, please visit http://www.ous.edu/about/employment/.
Corvallis: We’re going all the way up to eleven today as we hit 11-11-11. After some morning fog, gray skies will lead to afternoon rain, which is expected to continue through the weekend. Today’s high will be 56 with a low tonight of 38.
Central Oregon: A 30 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Southwest wind between 9 and 14 mph. Friday Night: A chance of rain before 10 p.m., then snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Breezy, with a west wind 21 to 24 mph decreasing to between 7 and 10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.