OSU Today

Aug. 13-17, 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.

Athlete rituals a theater of the bizarre (Deutsche Welle)

“The rituals athletes go through before competition are a form of mental preparation aimed at helping the athletes focus and concentrate on the task at hand,” said Dr. Bradley J. Cardinal, a professor and co-director of the Sport and Exercise Psychology program at Oregon State University in the US. “They help the athlete minimize distractions and stay task-focused. They can help athletes reduce anxiety and enhance their confidence.”

Is Murrelet the new “You Can’t Cut It” bird in Northwest forests? (Earth Fix)

Few people have led as many murrelet surveys as Oregon State University expert, Kim Nelson. More than twenty years ago, Nelson was a graduate student tracking birds in Oregon’s coast range, when she heard something she didn’t expect. (see also Statesman Journal)

Teachers may be helping the spread of invasive species (NBC)

“Many of the teachers were mortified when we pointed out they may be exacerbating the invasive species problem,” said lead researcher Sam Chan, an Oregon State University invasive species expert, in a statement. “We don’t want to discourage the use of live organisms in teaching because they can provide focus, enhance student interest and foster responsibility and care. (see also Windsor Star, Vancouver Sun, Smithsonian)

Kids who pay attention, persist at age 4 more likely to complete university (Toronto Star)

One of the key indicators of whether a student will go on to finish college shows up before the child even starts kindergarten.  That’s the conclusion of new research from Oregon State University. (see also Huffington Post, Education Daily, OPB)

Mars Landing (Think Out Loud)

Oregon State University scientists contributed to NASA’s planning of the mission. They created weather simulations of what the Mars rover might be dealing with upon landing. (see also KMTR, KVAL)

Climate change heat waves (Think Out Loud)

We’ll ask why not — and dig a bit deeper into relationship between climate change and odd weather events, something the director of OSU’s Climate Change Research Institute, Phil Mote, calls “hot new science.”

A pattern of dolphins (New York Times)

Scott Baker, associate director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, writes from Samoa, where he studies the formation of local communities among dolphins, and their genetic isolation from one another.

OSU ranked best buy in college guide (Statesman Journal)

Oregon State University was named one of the 41 “Best Buy Schools” in the country and the only one in Oregon, according to the 2013 edition of “The Fiske Guide to Colleges.” (see also KEZI, Gazette-TImes)

In Syria, simply replacing al-Assad is not enough (Huffington Post)

A piece by OSU’s Sally Gallagher.

OSU alum donates rare book collection to university (Democrat-Herald)

A collection of rare books with an appraised value of more than $320,000 has been added to the Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, the university reported Thursday. (see also KEZI, KVAL)

John Day Fossil Beds could help search for water on Mars (Oregonian)

Just ask Briony Horgan, an Oregon State University physics graduate who is now a post-doctoral researcher at Arizona State University. She’s helping to answer the question: how wet was ancient Mars?

Town and Gown issues back on city’s agenda (Gazette-Times)

During the meeting, Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning and Oregon State University President Ed Ray will speak about economic development opportunities that might arise from the continuing OSU-city collaborative effort.

Space Dreams (Terra)

NASA astronaut and OSU alum Don Pettit talked about the future of the space program with reporters in a July 20 news conference after he returned from six months on the International Space Station.

For the very old, a surprise in blood pressure findings (New York Times)

An Oregon State University epidemiologist, Michelle Odden, and a team at the University of California, San Francisco, reviewed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, following 2,340 people over age 65 for an average of five years.

OSU-Cascades will fill education gap (Register-Guard)

The state is closing the giant hole in the middle of its public university system — Central Oregon. The state Board of Higher Education last week approved a plan allowing Oregon State University-Cascades to expand into a four-year school, fulfilling a goal the region has chased for at least a quarter-century. (see also OPB, University Business Magazine)

OSU credits can be used at LBCC (Democrat-Herald)

Starting this fall, credits earned at Oregon State University by dual-enrolled Linn-Benton Community College students can be used to complete an associate degree at LBCC.

OSU-Cascades grant could bring cheaper driving (KTVZ)

Gas is never cheap, but there may be an alternative, if researchers can work out the kinks. Now, OSU-Cascades has a grant to see if they can find a way to alter a typical car engine.

Oregon specialty seed growers repeat opposition to canola (Oregonian)

In addition, the WVSSA would argue that past research at Oregon State University has already established that without government subsidy rapeseed is not an economic crop for the Willamette Valley. (see also Gazette-Times)

It’s raining caterpillars (Scientific American)

Everywhere I walked that day I saw caterpillars hanging from leaves like ornaments. Jeffrey Miller, a Lepidoptera expert at Oregon State University, explains that caterpillars use silk as a lifeline all the time, not just when spinning cocoons.

For young birds, getting stressed out can be a good thing (Science Daily)

The new research concluded that elevated levels of glucocorticoid hormones, which are part of the natural response to stress, were related to the movement, feeding, and anti-predator behaviors of juvenile birds. The findings were made by researchers at Oregon State University with the Swainson’s thrush as an animal model.

State approves expanded OSU campus in Bend (KATU)

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

New OSU student center to have more disabled parking (Gazette-Times)

A squabble about the number of parking spaces available to the disabled near a soon-to-be-constructed building at Oregon State University appears to be resolved, with OSU administrators saying they’ll find room for 13 spaces.

Selfish DNA in animal mitochondria offers possible tool to study aging (Bioscience Technology)

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered, for the first time in any animal species, a type of “selfish” mitochondrial DNA that is actually hurting the organism and lessening its chance to survive – and bears a strong similarity to some damage done to human cells as they age. (see also Innovations Report)

Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau (Indigenous Peoples Issues)

While conducting research of indigenous music in the Columbia Plateau for his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, Chad Hamill unearthed a story of three men who bridged the gap between the spiritual traditions of Native Americans and the sacred beliefs of Catholicism. A book by OSU Press.

Become a leader while at university (Top Universities)

JD is studying economics at Oregon State University (OSU), in Oregon, US. He says that while he studied a lot during his first few years at the university, he felt somehow ‘disconnected’ from campus life. However, training as a young leader has transformed his experience.

Oregon State softball coach Kirk Walker resigns (Oregonian)

“I have been very fortunate to be a part of Beaver Nation and the OSU Softball program for a very large part of my professional career,” Walker said. “I am very proud of the state of the program, the athletic department and the university.”

Portland man on ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’ (Oregonian)

Jarvez Hall, a former Oregon State University football player and Gresham High School athlete, will be featured on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition,” on Aug. 12.

Oregon State’s 1962 Liberty Bowl team to be honored (Oregonian)

One of the most underrated teams in the history of Oregon State University will be inducted into the OSU Sports Hall of Fame on the eve of the Sept. 8 showdown at Reser Stadium against Wisconsin.

Hard slog ahead as U.S. seeks breakthrough in decades-old timber war (Environment and Energy Publishing)

The “diverse early seral” habitat and the species it attracts have become scarce in the Pacific Northwest due in part to industrial logging and post-fire management, said Jerry Franklin, a professor from the University of Washington who designed the Myrtle Creek sale with Norm Johnson of Oregon State University.

The Indigo Rose tomato (Epicurious)

I did a quick search online and learned that Indigo Rose tomatoes were developed at the Oregon State University where they were bred for high levels of antioxidants, namely anthocyanin.

Willamette Valley wheat yields above average (Capital Press)

Acreage is down substantially from the 200,000 acres growers harvested in the valley two years ago, Oregon State University

Extension cereals specialist Mike Flowers said, but is still sizable.

Wallowa-Whitman Forest gets new boss (Blue Mountain Eagle)

Kevin Martin has been Umatilla supervisor in Pendleton for eight years. A graduate of both Iowa State University and Oregon State University, he holds degrees in animal ecology, entomology and wildlife science.

Oregon refines regional distinction (The Drinks Business)

This year saw a further boost to Oregon’s refinement of its identity with the arrival at Oregon State University of Dr Elisabeth Tomasino, who has previously carried out research into the sensory differences of regional New Zealand Pinot Noir.

OSU Track & Field team ready for new facilities (KMTR)

Oregon State University’s Track & Field team finally has a home field.  They spent the last several years practicing at the local high school, or any other venue they could find.  Now, phase one of construction is almost complete on the White Track & Field Center.

Citizen participation groups struggle to take hold in rural Washington County (Oregonian)

The CPO program was conceived of in the early 1970s as the county structured its “Framework” planning process. The groups are supported by Oregon State University’s extension services and paid for by the county, which will offer the program $331,793 from its general fund next year. The county-backed CPO is a unique model for citizen involvement in the state.

Pacific Northwest trees: names, types and care (Oregonian)

Oregon State University has a list of common trees of the Pacific Northwest. The tree identification Home Page at Oregon State University is there to help you identify common conifers and broadleaved trees.

High gas prices hurt wallets, Oregon’s economy (Mail Tribune)

And technology being developed at Oregon State University and tested in Eastern Oregon could even produce renewable, home-grown fuel from the abundant biomass generated by thinning Southern Oregon’s abundant forests.

Wrapping up fair takes plenty of work (Gazette-Times)

“Numbers were up all across the board,” said Carolyn Ashton, Benton County 4-H agent of the Oregon State University Extension Service. “We were very full with lots of kids participating, lots of entries, a really good fair.”

Western exposure (Gazette-Times)

“Architecture.” “Environment.” “All the animals.” A delegation of Chinese students who are visiting Oregon State University this week gave those answers when asked what surprised them about the United States. The group is visiting from Nanjing Agricultural University in Nanjing, which is in the Jiangsu province of China.

Western innovator: Facility supports direct marketers (Capital Press)

Existing slaughterhouses often get jammed up during autumn, when many small livestock producers harvest their animals, said Lauren Gwin, a niche meat market researcher at Oregon State University.

 Bud Riley, father of OSU football coach Mike Riley, has died (Statesman Journal)

Bud Riley, the father of Oregon State University head football coach Mike Riley, passed away Saturday near his home in central British Columbia at the age of 86, OSU officials announced Monday.

Organic fertilizers: How to find the nutrient value (Gazette-Times)

Organic gardeners are in luck. Ross Penhallegon, horticulturalist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, collected information about the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content of many organic substances commonly used as fertilizer in Oregon, including green manure crops such as crimson clover and alfalfa.


NEW! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar:  Stephen Safe of Texas A & M, will present two seminars Monday, Aug. 13 in 125 LPSC. “Selective aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) modulators can be used for treating metastatic breast cancer” at 11 a.m. and “The long non-coding RAN (IncRNA) HOTAIR is pro-oncogenic and a drug target in pancreatic cancer” at 3:30 p.m.


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.

Summer concert: The Wednesday@Noon summer concert features steel drum and Calypso music by the Maharimbas. The concert takes place in the brick mall by the OSU Bookstore.

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! SEUI meeting: All Classified Workers are invited to the August SEIU Classified Workers’ meeting.  The meeting is next Thursday, Aug. 16 at MU 208, from noon to 1 p.m.  Come help create our contract action strategic plan for the coming bargaining.  Bring a friend, share a bite, and your thoughts on how to get the best contract possible.


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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! MBA Information Session: Further your education and opportunity for career growth OR Advisors, learn why an MBA could be right for your students! OSU Faculty and Staff focused presentation and discussion. Learn about the program, how easily it can fit into your schedule and how it can impact your career. Held at the Memorial Union 109A, noon to 1 p.m., Aug. 22. Lunch included. RSVP to osumba@oregonstate.edu

NEW! New Registrar: Rebecca Mathern, new OSU Registrar, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2 to 4 p.m.  Please plan to stop by the MU Living Room to welcome Rebecca to OSU.

NEW! Library closure: The Valley Library will be closed for an annual in-service day for faculty and staff during intersession, Wednesday, Sept. 12. Although the library will not be open the main entrance on first and second floors will be unlocked for access to the outer lobby, ATM, phones and Java II. For more information please contact Kerrie.Cook@oregonstate.edu, or 541-737-4633.

NEW! New employee breakfast: The fourth annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast will be held on University Day, Sept. 18, at 830 a.m. in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. All employees who have joined or will join us between September 2011 and September 2012 will be welcome for breakfast and conversation. New employees must register for this event. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/events/universityday/schedule to register.

NEW! Kids Day for Conservation: The tenth annual Kids Day for Conservation will be held Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds Arena building.  It is a natural resource event organized by more than 40 organizations, agencies, and businesses.  There are a variety of activities suitable for children and young adults. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/KDC or to volunteer call 541-766-6750.

NEW!  Supervisors training: Registration is open for the no cost, 2-Day “OSU Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors program,” scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Memorial Union. This training program is sponsored by Training & Organizational Effectiveness and developed for employees who currently supervise/manage at OSU. Deadline for registration is Sept. 14.  http://oregonstate.edu/training/session_view.php?sess_id=1954.

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! Move-In volunteers needed: University Housing & Dining Services invites you to participate in welcoming the Class of 2016 to their new OSU home. Move-In is over two weekdays this year: Sept. 18 and 19. Sign up at http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/volunteer. The shifts are three hours each, including a short volunteer orientation session. You will receive an OSU t-shirt, water bottle, and a meal card to use at any UHDS dining facility.

NEW! COSTCO on-line sign up process:  All current and future Costco Authorized Purchasers will need to fill out the new Authorized Purchaser Request form on the PaCS Costco web page. Please review the New Online Sign-Up Process for more details. Also see the new Costco Purchase Order Form and updated Program Summary on the PaCS Costco web page. Deadline is 8/31/12 (Costco will not use the old list after this date)! Contact Debbie Lauer with questions.

NEW! Research blog: The VP for Research commemorates his mentor by sharing lessons: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/researchupdate/2012/08/06/personal-lessons/

NEW! Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – The Gates Vaccine Innovation Award: The Gates Foundation invites nominations of individuals or groups of individuals who have achieved significant improvements in the prevention, control, or elimination of vaccine preventable diseases through immunization. Deadline: Aug. 31. Full description: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/gates-vaccine-innovation-award. Questions: contact Martha Coleman, Director of Principal Gifts for Foundation Relations at OSU Foundation at Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

Food Service Worker 2 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for full-time, Academic  Year (10-month) FSW 2 positions.  Posting #0009535.  Closes Aug. 17.

The University Honors College invites applications for the position of Advising Office Coordinator; a full-time Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0009531. Closes Aug. 18.

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.

The College of Business is seeking a Public Info Rep 1, an Event and Marketing Assistant. Posting # 0009520. For full consideration, apply by Aug. 22.

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.

INTO Oregon State University is recruiting for a Student Support Advisor. The Student Support Advisor acts as a first point of contact for student issues that involve a variety of departments at the INTO OSU Center. Closes Aug. 24. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu.

The College of Business invites applicants for one full-time (1.0 FTE) classified Information Technology Consultant – Level 2. Posting #0009507. For full consideration, apply by Aug. 29.

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

MU Quad: Due to landscape renovations and tree removal, the red oak tree on the north side of the MU Quad near the large sequoia grove will be removed during the 3rd week of August due to a basal decay disease.  For the safety and access of equipment the MU Quad pedestrian walkways will be closed.  Additionally the turf areas will be repaired and new seed planted which will require frequent daytime irrigation cycles throughout the quad for the next several weeks.  This shutdown will begin on 8 a.m. Aug. 20 and should end by 5 p.m., Aug. 24.

Parking permits: Transit and Parking Services (TAPS) has updated their guest permits. Currently the only valid guest permits are lavender or peach colored. If your department has guest permits that are any color they are no longer valid. Through Aug. 31 TAPS will replace any unused residual permits for $2 each.

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:
30th St., between Harrison and Orchard Ave, Aug. 15, one lane from 7 a .m. to 4 p.m.
Monroe Ave., between 26th and 16th, Aug. 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.

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. It 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 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: If Sunday left you sweltering, you may not like where this week is going. We’ll have temperatures in the high 80s for the early part of the week, but by Wednesday that will jump to the upper 90s, and things won’t cool off until the weekend, when we can hope some showers bring us the Rainbow connection we’ve been looking for.

Central Oregon:  Things continue to sizzle in the high desert as highs remain in the 90s with overnight lows in the 50s. Thunderstorms may bring a bit of relief over the weekend.

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