OSU Today

Aug. 6-10, 2012

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.

Droughts expected to worsen in 21st century (Think Out Loud)

Oregon State University professor and coauthor of the study Bev Law told us she expects things will only get worse. In fact, the 2000-2004 drought will seem wet in comparison with what’s to come, as droughts will likely increase in severity in the next century.

Oregon Coast at high risk for quake in 50 years (Northwest Cable News)

A comprehensive analysis of the Cascadia Subduction Zone suggests that, based on recurrence frequency, there is a 40 percent chance of a major earthquake in the Coos Bay, Ore., region during the next 50 years, Oregon State University researchers reported Wednesday. (see also Oregonian, KVAL, UPI)

State approves expanded OSU campus in Bend (Portland Business Journal)

The Oregon Board of Higher Education on Friday approved a proposal from Oregon State University to make its Bend campus a four-year university. (see also OPB)

OSU researchers involved in Mars landing (KPTV)

When a spacecraft from Earth goes in for a landing on Mars, researchers at Oregon State University will have helped to make it possible. (see also Register-Guard, The Chronicle)

Oregon State president Ed Ray leads NCAA into new era (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University President Ed Ray stood on stage in Indianapolis with NCAA President Mark Emmert last week in announcing perhaps the most severe penalties ever leveled against a university athletic department. (see also Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed)

How my grandmother became flush with syrup (New York Times)

A piece by OSU’s Keith Scribner, whose latest novel will be released in a paperback edition this month.

Does Japanese tsunami debris pose environmental threat to the West Coast? (Scientific American)

Scientists from Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center confirmed the presence of dozens of species native to Japanese coastal waters—including barnacles, starfish, urchins, anemones, amphipods, worms, mussels, limpets, snails, solitary tunicates and algae—that were on a large floating dock in Japan that washed ashore at Agate Beach near Newport, Oregon in June 2012.

Extreme Makeover: Potato Edition (NPR)

Another scientist, Ron Wrolstad at Oregon State University, figured out that the color came from pigments called anthocyanins. These pigments are really valuable. They’re antioxidants and can help protect the body against various diseases. You can get them from fruits like blueberries and cranberries.

Greens kill cancer genes (Daily Telegraph)

It turns out that mum was right – you really should eat your greens. Numerous studies have found cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage contain cancer-fighting nutrients. But in a further breakthrough, researchers from Oregon State University in the US have uncovered how green vegetables fight disease in a new study published in the Clinical Epigenetics journal. (see also News.com.au)

State steps up tobacco ban (Democrat-Herald)

In Corvallis, Oregon State University announced Wednesday that it will ban smoking all over the campus starting Sept. 1 “to protect health interests of the campus community.” (see also KPTV)

OSU alums donate $3.5 million to College of Engineering (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University alumni Mike and Judy Gaulke have donated $3.5 million to the Corvallis campus’ School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. (see also Democrat-Herald)

Childhood obesity may cause infertility (International Business Times)

Oregon State University scientists have found that obesity among young girls can cause early puberty and it affects liver, pancreas, endocrine glands which ultimately lead to complications to reproductive system. (see also Jerusalem Post, Daily Mail)

 Research could lead to improved oil recovery, better environmental cleanup (Oil & Gas Financial Journal)

The new findings by engineers at Oregon State University, published in the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, could help change that. This may allow the oil industry not only to produce more oil from their existing wells, but also find applications in cleaning up petroleum spills and contaminants. (see also Environmental Protection)

 Un-sunny Oregon could face Vitamin D disaster (Portland Tribune)

A new study from Oregon State University is just the thing to shake up Oregonians who might take a little too much comfort in the lack of natural disasters that afflict our state, from serious tornadoes and hurricanes to major earthquakes. Oregon’s own natural disaster — its lack of sunlight —might be shortening lives. (see also US News & World Report)

Harvesting Hawaiian plants to make jet fuel and clean diesel (Oregonian)

A new $6 million federal grant to develop jet fuel and clean diesel from grass and sugarcane could help. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture money to researchers at Oregon State University, the University of Hawaii and Washington State University and three private companies aims to develop biofuels in Hawaii. The public-private project includes ZeaChem, with a biorefinery in Boardman set to produce cellulosic ethanol by December, the company says.

Groups form team to clean up tsunami debris (Register-Guard)

The four groups — CoastWatch, Surfrider Foundation, SOLVE and Washed Ashore — along with academic partner Oregon Sea Grant, have formed the Oregon Marine Debris Team to track and clean up the mess.

Farmers markets take root in Oregon and nationally as growers and eaters connect (Oregonian)

Farmers markets may account for only one percent of gross sales, perhaps $50 million, but that figure tops the annual value of Oregon’s hazelnut and winter pear crops — both of which lead the nation, said agricultural economist Larry Lev of Oregon State University.

Triple-digit heat leaves Oregon sweating (Gazette-Times)

Paul Ries, an urban forester with the Oregon Department of Forestry and a faculty member at Oregon State University, emphasized the importance of watering trees despite the recent pleasant weather.

WL woman pledges $1.2 million to Master Gardener program (West Linn Tidings)

A West Linn woman has provided Oregon State University’s Master Gardener program with a commitment for a $1.2 million estate gift to endow a director’s position — the largest gift in the program’s 36-year history.

Century of drought may be ahead (LiveScience)

“That’s a huge drop,” researcher Beverly Law, of Oregon State University, said in a statement. “And if global carbon emissions don’t come down, the future will be even worse.” (see also EarthFix, The Atlantic, iScience Times)

OSU researcher gets federal grant for natural gas engine work (Sustainable Business Oregon)

A researcher at Oregon State University’s Cascades campus will lead a research initiative on new technology for natural gas vehicle fueling with the help of $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy. (see also Bend Bulletin, Chronicle)

Poplar trees’ potential is untapped (Statesman Journal)

Oregon State University has received a $1.4 million grant for genetic research on poplar trees that might some day become a significant source of biomass for energy, including ethanol. We should ask: How soon?

Out West, ‘Black fingers of death’ offer hope against an invader (New York Times)

The experiments depend on a fine-grained knowledge of the weed’s behavior. James McIver, of Oregon State University, who heads an interagency federal research effort on restoring sagebrush ecosystems, explained that cheatgrass — so called by farmers whose wheat yields dropped when it gained a foothold — “gets into interstices in the sagebrush plant, grows right under the sagebrush.”

Large tree falls in OSU Memorial Union Quad (KEZI)

A large red oak tree fell on the Memorial Union Quad at Oregon State University Wednesday morning. (see also KVAL, Gazette-Times)

Are Team USA’s glittery, plastic-looking leotards really made out of plastic? (Slate.com)

Tanya Chaplin, head women’s gymnastics coach at Oregon State University, says current fashion has a lot to do with the shift from velour to Mystique. But Chaplin says athlete comfort also plays a major role in the fabric’s recent popularity.

Interview with ice cream maker Tyler Malek of Salt and Straw (Food GPS)

Longtime marketing professional Kim Malek opened Salt & Straw in Portland’s Alberta Arts District in 2011 and tapped cousin Tyler to make the ice cream. He dove right into his ice cream education, learning basic techniques at Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center and turning to surrounding farmers and food artisans for inspiration.

West Nile fear prompts cities, private companies, to step up pesticide attacks on mosquitoes (Huffington Post)

“We do know aerial sprays knock the population back,” said Paul Jepson, professor and director of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State University. “You have this curtain of drops that descend slowly to the earth. The likelihood of exposure for mosquitoes is higher, because it’s kind of everywhere. The public is also concerned, because it is everywhere.”

Ed Ray: ‘I started at this from a scorched earth approach’ (USA Today)

Nearly a year ago, Oregon State President Ed Ray was part of a group of university and college athletics leaders who gathered in Indianapolis at the behest of NCAA President Mark Emmert to begin a comprehensive review of college sports and the NCAA’s place in it. A week ago today Ray again was in Indianapolis in his role as chair of the NCAA executive committee and shared the podium with Emmert as he announced unprecedented sanctions against Penn State and its football program.

Zebra chip found in Hermiston (Capital Press)

Oregon State University is reporting that zebra chip has been found in two potato plants from a single field east of Hermiston, Ore. (see also OPB, Northwest Public Radio)

OSU graduate student dies in China (LIFE@OSU)

Elena Raquel Sánchez Olguin, a PhD candidate in weed science, died on July 28 in Hangzhou after being hospitalized on June 19 while attending the International Weed Science Congress.

Mentoring the officers of tomorrow (LIFE@OSU)

For most of her adult life, Lisa Undem has been passionate about mentoring and teaching. But during her third year of college in North Dakota, she realized her pursuit of a degree in math education wasn’t quite the right fit, and she began to consider a career in the military.

Wolf intern is pioneer for future program (Idaho Mountain Express)

Oregon State University junior Kasey Moore is already a pioneer in her field. While her area of study, wildlife biology, is well established, she is the first member of what wildlife advocacy group Defenders of Wildlife hopes will be a large internship program with the Wood River Wolf Project in Blaine County.

Keithley Instruments boosts OSU’s solar vehicle team (Desktop Engineering)

This year, Keithley Instruments lent a helping hand to Oregon State University’s (OSU) team with the donation of a Model 2440 5A SourceMeter to analyze and troubleshoot mono-crystalline silicon solar modules. The donation led to a 50% increase in the speed of OSU’s solar vehicle, the Phoenix.

Holt International partners with OSU athletes in traveling to Ethiopia (Register Guard)

Julia has traveled almost 9,000 miles. She is one of 13 extraordinary OSU student athletes who raised the funds to travel to southern Ethiopia, where — in this breathtaking and unexpectedly green and fertile region at the edge of the Great Rift Valley — they came to build houses of mud, straw and eucalyptus for two impoverished families. On their second-to-last day, they would play this friendly soccer match against the local team.

Brave struggle reaps rich rewards (Rotorua News)

Anna, who was then 18 and in her freshman year of a rowing scholarship at Oregon State University, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. In the months that followed, she battled through surgery, radiotherapy and depression but has fought her way back to her winning form, regaining her place in the Oregon State University Beavers varsity 8 rowing team, being named newcomer of the year, winning a spirit award and being named to a US West Coast rowing ‘dream team’.

Ball retires; OSU plans to fill position (Capital Press)

Oregon State University weed scientist Dan Ball, who spent 21 years at the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton, Ore., retired July 31 as a full-time professor. He is staying on half-time through possibly the end of next year to conclude some research projects.

Valley sees bumper crop despite ‘weird’ weather (Bend Bulletin)

It’s been a weird year for weather, says Ross Penhallegon, a horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension service.

Researcher creating Idaho-specific nitrogen calculator (Capital Press)

Researchers say a spreadsheet developed by Oregon State University is the best tool now available to help Idaho growers calculate nitrogen release from organic fertilizer sources.

Wrangling Siletz steelhead (News Times)

Not many classrooms require a cable car ride across a deep gorge, but that’s just what a dozen Oregon State University Sea Grant students experienced Tuesday.

Traveling exhibit tells story, makes connections in Oregon (Produce News)

Oregon State University provided the following data regarding onion production for the county during 2011. A total of 4,500 acres were in dry storage onion production for a total of $34.65 million in sales. A total of 2,100 aces were in production for other onions for a total of $3.78 million in sales.

Pass the vino! Researchers say wine does a body good (Glamour)

Researchers from Oregon State University have some great news for girls who love their wine: Based on their recent study, they say that moderate, daily, wine intake (no more than two glasses per day) may improve a woman’s bone density (which is what you want to ward off osteoporosis, and brittle bones when you’re older).


NEW! SWAT training: Oregon State Police Special Weapons and Tactical Team (SWAT) will be training on campus on Aug.7.  They will be touring several of the buildings and facilities from 2 to 5 p.m.  From 5:30 to 9 p.m., they will be conducting scenario training at Gilbert Hall.

NEW! First-year student experience input sought: This summer and fall, a group of representatives from various campus departments and organizations are working together as a task force to investigate and propose a comprehensive first-year experience for students. A community input session will take place at 3 p.m. Aug. 7, Milam 215.


NEW! ALL discussion on Burning Man: The OSU Alumni Association’s ALL summer classes features “Burning Man” by Jim and Sue Noel, 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 8, First Congregational Church Meeting Hall. Immediately followed by a Brie, Bach and Talk party in the Noel gardens. ALL  is a membership organization open to all mature adults.  Non-members are welcome to attend one or two classes, as well as summer classes.  For more information, visit www.all-osuaa.org, write admin@all-osuaa.org or call 541-737-9405.

NEW! Summer concert: The Wednesday@Noon summer concert features alternative pop by Blue Ember.  The concert takes place in the brick mall by the OSU Bookstore.

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit our blog.


NEW! Organic garden open house: An open house to celebrate the achievement of local youth to create a thriving organic garden will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, in Sweet Home. The event will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sweet Home United Methodist Church, 845 6th Ave. As part of Oregon State University’s “Producing for the Future” research project, 14 low-income people ages 16-22 have been tending a local community garden and selling the produce. This open house celebrates  their work.


NEW! First-year student experience input sought: This summer and fall, a group of representatives from various campus departments and organizations are working together as a task force to investigate and propose a comprehensive first-year experience for students. A community input session will take place 11 a.m., Aug. 10, Milam 215.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Community Forum for Smoke-free OSU: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 6 to 7 p.m., Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. As of Sept. 1, smoking will not be allowed anywhere on the Corvallis campus at any time. This community forum will include an explanation of the new policy, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Members of the Corvallis community are invited to attend. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-737-7555. More information at http://oregonstate.edu/smokefree.

NEW! Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP Training:  The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer training on the Cayuse 424 and Cayuse SP proposal system on Aug 17  from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Memorial Union (MU) 211.  Any interested faculty and/or staff are welcome, but attendance is limited to 35.  Send an e-mail to sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu in order to reserve a space.  This session will be offered at least monthly throughout 2012.

BBQ with the Beavs: The annual barbecue takes place Aug. 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the Valley Football Center parking lot, immediately following the second full-gear practice of the season. Cost of the event is $15, $5 for kids 12 and under. The second BBQ with the Beavs is Aug. 31 at Portland’s World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St. The event begins at noon; cost is $20, $10 for kids 12 and under. The World Trade Center is located at Benny Beaver will make appearances at both events, as will OSU’s cheerleaders and band. There will also be inflatable games for the kids. To register to attend BBQ with the Beavs: https://www.ourbeavernation.com/events/

Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture 5th Annual Field Day: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights include work on the restoration of Oak Creek, organic gardening, permaculture, annual plant trials, hedgerow construction, green towers, vegetable gardening, urban chickens, beekeeping and green roofs. The Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture is located on the northeast corner of 35th Street and Western Boulevard.. It is accessed via a drive on the eastern side of 35th between a street bridge crossing Oak Creek (south) and the railroad tracks (north). For more information call 541-737-2503.

TIAA-CREF counseling sessions: If you would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Financial Counselor, he will be on campus for consultations in September. Shane can answer your questions regarding the Tax Deferred Investment and Optional Retirement Programs with TIAA-CREF. The sessions will be held Sept. 4-5. To sign up, call (800) 732-8353 from 6: a.m. to 5 p.m. or schedule online: https://publictools.tiaa-cref.org/tools/appmanager/toolsportal/desktop?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=advice_and_counseling_page

OWN board recruitment: Interested in helping to organize and provide feedback on the OSU Women’s Network (OWN) training sessions, interest groups, and other events for the upcoming year? Looking for a place to support women on campus? OWN is recruiting for several vacant board member positions. We meet Mondays the second week of each month 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., usually in the Pangea board room. Plan on coming to our first fall meeting on Sept. 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Women’s Center. Email elizabeth.thomas@oregonstate.edu with questions.

News for Employees

NEW! NROTC food drive: Throughout the month of August, Navy ROTC at Oregon State will be holding a food drive to help those in need as part of a Navy-wide program. All food items collected will be picked up by the Linn-Benton Food Share program.  Items can be dropped off at the Naval Armory located at 2201 S.W. Washington Way from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays.

NEW! Beaver Nation has new ticketing site: Oregon State Athletics and the Beaver Ticket Office have introduced Beaver Ticket Central — www.beavertickets.com. The site is a new home page to purchase tickets with the intent of creating a more streamlined purchasing process for patrons. It provides fans a ‘one-stop shop’ for any and all things related to Beaver tickets.

NEW! Posters for residence halls: University Housing and Dining Services is pleased to provide a free promotional opportunity for OSU affiliated offices, clubs or student groups again this fall.  UHDS will accept posters and fliers for placement in UHDS residence halls and cooperative houses just prior to student resident arrival this fall.  To participate, please contact dave.warneking@oregonstate.edu, (541) 737-5622 for details. We will accept materials Sept. 3 to Sept. 13.

NEW! Recreational Sports Alternate Hours During Facility Maintenance: Dixon Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance Aug. 20 – Sept. 3.  During these dates, McAlexander Fieldhouse will be available as an alternative. The Adventure Leadership Institute will be open in Dixon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. for outdoor gear rental. In addition, Dixon Pool will be closed for maintenance from Aug. 13 – Sept. 3. Langton Pool will be available as an alternative until Aug. 31. All RecSports facilities will be closed for Labor Day. For more information on closures, see our hours page.

NEW! NIH – Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent. The NIH – Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Letter of intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/NIH-DEI-DP5. Information: Debbie Delmore. Deadline to Research Office, Incentive Programs: Oct. 15.

NEW! NSF – Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Alliance: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent. The LSAMP program supports sustained and comprehensive approaches to broadening participation at the baccalaureate level. Letter of intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/lsamp-alliance. Information: Debbie Delmore. Deadline to Research Office, Incentive Programs: Aug. 22.

NSF – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) – Type 1: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent. The STEP program seeks to increase the number of students receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within STEM. Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Letter of Intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf_step_type1. Deadline to Research Office, Incentive Programs: Aug. 8. Information: Debbie Delmore debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu.

NSF – Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent. This program starts with an existing sound scientific and/or engineering-based research discovery that can be translated to market-valued solutions through a partnership between academe and small technology-based businesses. Letter of Intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/NSF_PFI_BIC. Deadline to Research Office, Incentive Programs: Aug. 13. Information: Debbie Delmore debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu.

NSF – Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Site program: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent. The RET Engineering and Computer Science Sites are based on independent proposals from engineering or computer and information science departments, schools or college to initiate and conduct research participation projects for a number of K-12 STEM teachers and/or community college faculty. Letter of Intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/research-experiences-teachers-ret-engineering. Information: Debbie Delmore debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline to Research Office: Aug. 20.

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of recommendation. The Pew Scholars Program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. Letter of recommendation guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/pew_scholars_program. Deadline to Research Office, Incentive Programs: Sept. 4. Information: Martha Coleman, Director of Principal Gifts for Foundation Relations at Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu.

NSF – Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – Transformation Program: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent. The program intends to support strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation that eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive practices for URMs. Letter of intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/AGEP-Transformation. Information: Debbie Delmore. Deadline to Research Office, Incentive Programs: Sept. 4.

NSF – Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) Program: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent. This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. Letters of intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/advancing-digitization-biodiversity-collections-adbc. Information: Debbie Delmore. Deadline to Research Office, Incentive Programs: Sept. 10.


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

The Office of Equity and Inclusion seeks a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Compliance and Assessment Associate. This position supports the affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity obligations and commitments of the university by performing a wide range of functions related to advancing equity and ensuring compliance. Posting # 0009448. Closes Aug. 6.

The Valley Library invites applications to fill one full-time Library Technician 2 position. Posting #0009444. Closes Aug. 7.

The Electron Microscopy Facility is seeking a technician for a .50FTE, six-month appointment. Submit your resume and a cover letter to: Jennifer Hill at Jennifer.hill@oregonstate.edu. Closes Aug. 8, 5 p.m. Email subject line for your submission should be EMF Tech.

Student Health Services is currently seeking applicants for the position of Associate Director, Information Services. This position is a 12 month, full time, fixed term position. Posting 0009416. Closes Aug 8.

Public Health and Human Sciences seeking a 1.0 FTE academic advisor. Posting #0009470. Closes Aug. 9

The Extension & Experiment Station Communications at Oregon State University is looking to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 1 position. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year from the appointment begin date. Posting #0009397. Closes Aug. 10.

INTO Oregon State University is recruiting for a Finance Assistant and Student Advisor. This is a dual role. The primary purpose of the role is to work with the INTO OSU Finance department in the role of accounting assistant, including student account maintenance, accounts payable and reconciliations. The secondary purpose is to support INTO OSU students with communication and advising relating to their student accounts. This job posting closes at midnight, Aug. 10. For immediate consideration email rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-8899.

The Extended Campus invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Office Manager positions. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head. Posting #0009441. Closes Aug. 10.

Public Service Communications Specialist, Extension & Experiment Station Communications Dept., Oregon State University. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0009425. Closes Aug. 10.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, classified position. Posting #0009368. Closes Aug. 13.

Purchasing Analyst 3—Procurement and Contract Services (PaCS) invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Purchasing Analyst 3 position. Posting #0009468. Closes Aug. 15.

The College of Business is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager. Posting # 0009465. For full consideration, apply by Aug. 15.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator – College of Engineering invites applications for up to three full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, classified position(s). Posting #0009492. Full consideration date Aug. 15. Closes Aug. 22.

The College of Science is seeking a Director of Operations. This is a full-time 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #0009440. Closes Aug. 20.

Sexual Assault Support Services Coordinator/Staff Psychologist or Counselor – Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Sexual Assault Support Services Coordinator/Staff Psychologist or Counselor position. Posting # 0009463. Closes Aug. 22.

Advisor-Bioenergy/PSM Internship Coordinator full-time, 12 month position. Apply to posting # 0009375. Closes Aug. 31.

AmeriCorps position: OSU Extension Service, Columbia County (St. Helens) is recruiting for a year-long AmeriCorps Financial Literacy Educator position. Find out today how you can share your passion for personal finance with rural Oregon youth. The full position announcement and instructions for how to apply are located on our webpage: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/columbia/announcements/americorps-financial-literacy-educator-position-now-open

INTO OSU has an immediate need for an IT Manager. This technical position is responsible for managing the integration of OSU academic systems to meet the needs of INTO OSU. The IT Manager is required to pro-actively manage and take ownership of assigned systems issues and development projects involving the student information system and related systems. For a complete job description and additional details, please email Rhonda Maillard at rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu.

Traffic and Maintenance

Notice of Corvallis Pavement Preservation Project: The City of Corvallis will be resurfacing several streets in the vicinity of OSU beginning Aug. 7. The list is below:
Harrison Blvd., between 30th and 35th, Aug. 7-10, one lane from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
30th St.,  between Harrison and Orchard Ave, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, one lane from 7 a .m. to 4 p.m.
Monroe Ave., between 26th and 16th, Aug. 9, 10, 12, 13, one lane from 6:45 p.m. to 6 a.m.
15th St., between Philomath Boulevard and Western Boulevard, Aug. 13, 16, one lane from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
12th St., between Monroe and Van Buren, Aug. 17, detours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
11th St., between Monroe and Jefferson, Aug. 20, detours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ADA visitors: Transit & Parking Services now offers a three-hour courtesy permit for visitors that allows parking in a regular ADA space when accompanied with a valid ADA Placard. This permit is for non-affiliated OSU persons and may be obtained at both the Information Booth located at Jefferson & 15th St and Adams Hall located at Washington Way & 15th St.

MU parking lot: Due to sewer repair work the north half of the MU Bookstore Parking Lot will be temporarily closed to traffic and associated parking while repairs are made.  East-west sidewalks north of the parking lot and north of Strand Ag will experience intermittent closures while repairs are made.   Traffic control and/or signage will be in place to guide traffic.
This closure will begin at 7 a.m. on Aug. 6 and will end by 5 p.m. Aug. 10.

30th Street: Due to the installation of the new ADA intersection at 30th and Campus Way, north and southbound traffic on 30th from Orchard Ave. to Jefferson Way will be closed through Aug. 13.

Hallie Ford: Due to construction, the east entrance facing 26th street will be temporarily closed at the Hallie Ford Center.  We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, however, this shutdown is necessary to complete concrete repairs. The shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. Aug. 6 and should reopen by 5 p.m. Aug. 17.

26th St: Due to roadwork and signal installation, the north/south bound lanes & sidewalks between LaSells Stewart Center & Western Blvd. on 26th Street will be temporarily closed. Signage and traffic control will be in place to direct traffic. This closure will begin at 8 a.m. June 25 and should end by 5 p.m. Aug. 24.

Wilson Hall: Due to construction, the parking spaces south of Wilson Hall facing the building will be closed through Aug. 31.

Swimming Pool: Due to mechanical system upgrades the swimming pool at the Women’s Building will be closed through Aug. 31.

Finley Hall parking lot: Due to new construction, parking spaces east of the parking structure located in the Finley Hall parking lot will be temporarily closed. It is necessary for construction of the new OSU Bookstore. The lot should reopen by 5 p.m., Sept. 2.

Jefferson: Due to the installation of new underground utilities, Jefferson St. from 35th to 26th St. will experience intermittent congestion and delays up to 20 minutes. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The shutdown will end by 4 p.m. Sept. 28.


Corvallis: After a blazing hot weekend that made one long for ocean breezes, the temperatures will be a bit more bearable this week, with highs in the low 80s and lows in the 50s.

Central Oregon:  We’ll have highs in the 90s this week, with a mid week thunderstorm possible. Nights will cool down to the 50s.

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