OSU Today

Aug. 20-24, 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.

Oregon breakthrough in generating electricity from wastewater (Scientific American)

About 3 percent of the electricity consumed in the United States and other developed nations is used to treat wastewater. But, a technology breakthrough from engineers at Oregon State University could be a key in turning the world’s waste treatment facilities into mini-power plants. (see also Sustainable Business Oregon, Portland Business JournalSmithsonian)

Oregon State University to build $29 million residence hall (Daily Journal of Commerce)

Oregon State University officials expect to have a new residence hall open by fall 2014.

Brewery being built in Bend (Daily Journal of Commerce)

Worthy Brewing will open its greenhouse to Oregon State University researchers and students as a satellite hop and horticulture research facility, Kennedy said.

Childhood obesity gets a head start in womb, then continues with lifestyle (Oregonian)

Reversing the multitude of “obesogenic” influences now built into our way of life won’t be easy. “We’re not going to change this in one generation,” says Deborah John, an assistant professor at Oregon State University who studies obesity-related health behavior and health promotion.

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus in Talent (Daily Tidings)

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have been discovered at a testing site in Talent, according to the Jackson County Health Department. A test by the veterinary diagnostic laboratory at Oregon State University confirmed the virus was present in the mosquitoes, said Belle Shepherd, the county’s public health division manager. (see also Bend Bulletin, First Coast News)

Invasive species from Japan ride tsunami debris to American shores (L.A. Times)

The tsunami ripped this massive dock off and it got carried by ocean currents for 15 months, bringing the community with it. Researchers from Oregon State University identified several species [attached to the dock] that have not yet invaded our coast but that have invaded other parts of the world — species that you don’t want to get a foothold because you can never get rid of them. For example, a starfish native to Japan has invaded Australia and eats clams and scallops. (see also Chicago Tribune)

OSU to require freshmen to live in dorms in 2013 (Gazette-Times)

Ray used his appearance at a Corvallis Economic Development Commission meeting to reveal that starting in 2013, true freshmen at OSU will be required to live on campus. The rule generally would apply to students attending college for the first time, after high school. (see also KVAL, KMTR)

You know you’re an Oregonian when… (Portland Tribune)

Keith Scribner, an Oregon State University English professor and author of “The Oregon Experiment,” says when your mountain bike costs more than your Subaru Outback, you’re a genuine Oregonian. Another sign, Scribner says, is when you find yourself salivating at the thought of kale chips.

‘Room for improvement’ in oceans (Express.co.uk)

Ecologist Dr Karen McLeod, from Oregon State University in the US, one of 30 international scientists who compiled the Ocean Health Index report, said: “When we conclude that the health of the oceans is 60 on a scale of 100, that doesn’t mean we’re failing. (see also the Scotsman)

Happy Birthday, Benton Hall (Gazette-Times)

Jason Schubothe, an Oregon State University music student, was cleaning up a storage room in Benton Hall earlier this month when he found a reason to celebrate: A framed proclamation, signed by then-Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, declaring Oct. 28, 1987, as Benton Hall Day in Oregon.

Steam shown to kill Calif. plant diseases (San Francisco Chronicle)

Scientists from a variety of organizations including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and Oregon State University demonstrated what appears to be an effective steam-sterilization technique Tuesday on a research plot of ornamental plants at Dominican.

Oregon, sitting at the border of safe and in play (New York Times)

Although Democrats now have great difficulty winning in rural Oregon, Republicans have trouble winning statewide. This is because, on environmental issues, Oregon’s suburbs have mostly sided with its cities, Bill Lunch said, and most Oregonians live in cities and suburbs. (see also Willamette Week)

Study confirms tight rental market (Gazette-Times)

The study, commissioned by Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services, was performed by a group of graduate students in Oregon State University’s School of Public Policy under the direction of Mark Edwards, an associate professor of sociology.

The art of science (Entertainer)

In The Arts Center’s main gallery, science and art collide again as art imitates science in the exhibit, “The Art of Plankton: Form Follows Function.” The exhibit displays a series of artistic interpretations of photographs taken of marine phytoplankton by Angelicque White, an OSU scientist and assistant professor in the College of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.

Fulbright sends OSU’s Hannaway to China (Gazette-Times)

A member of Oregon State University’s faculty is one of two people in the United States to win a new award from the Fulbright Scholar Program. David Hannaway, a forage program director and Asia Initiative liaison at OSU, received a distinguished chair award from the program to teach and research forage-related topics for eight months in China.

Former OSU football player to appear on ‘Makeover (Statesman Journal)

Former Oregon State University football player Jarvez Hall will star on the season finale of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition” on Sunday night.

Forum set on wave energy facility (Statesman Journal)

Oregon State University and its Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center will hold three public forums next week on the Oregon coast to discuss possible locations for a wave energy testing facility. (see also Portland Business Journal)

Pauline Oliveros profile (Night After Night)

I’m very pleased to be able to offer, as a Night After Night exclusive bonus track, some insights from Dana Reason, a Canadian-born pianist, composer, improviser and educator based in Corvallis, Oregon. Reason is the director of Popular Music Studies at Oregon State University, and has released 11 albums.

Researchers seek new answers in archaeological dig (Sacramento Bee)

In 1997, Oregon State University archaeologist Loren Davis discovered a cache of stone tools at Coopers Ferry that, according to radio carbon dating, are more than 13,000 years old.

Cannon Beach to become pilot project for evacuation study (Daily Astorian)

An earlier computer study done for the city by Oregon State University Professor Harry Yeh, which predicted where people would go after a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami, isn’t the same as the one being proposed in the pilot project, Priest said. Yeh’s study looked at where people at a motel or on the beach would head first for safety. Their ages and disabilities and the city’s landscape weren’t prime considerations, Priest said.

Oregon’s five straight months of job gains still add up to slow growth (Oregonian)

The good news-bad news is emblematic of the economic recovery, said Patrick Emerson, an Oregon State University economist. He almost hesitated to call the economy’s growth a recovery given its slow pace, he said.

Oregon Appeals Court halts canola rules after farm groups say they would cause ‘irreparable harm’ (Oregonian)

They point to an Oregon State University report that said some seed buyers indicated they would “pull all contracts” if canola production is allowed.

Local man with green thumb honored (Portland Tribune)

The annual awards are sponsored by the Oregon State University Extension Service’s Master Gardener program and the Oregon Master Gardener Association, a nonprofit that supports the program.

Kids get in the spirit of healthy cooking (Gazette-Times)

Sixth- through eighth-graders at Oregon State University’s KidSpirit day camp are gathered around a flour-dusted table, kneading dough with sticky fingers. The kids treat it like a foreign object at first, comparing their shapeless clumps and tossing them playfully in the air.

Neverland (LIFE@OSU)

Neither students nor staff, postdocs exist in a nebulous position at OSU.

South Korea bans PNW potatoes on zebra chip fears (Capital Press)

“All these potatoes are washed first and they are never going to see the light of day other than a chip plant,” said Phil Hamm, an Oregon State University Extension plant pathologist. “I’m not sure why South Korea would be concerned if they’re only bringing them in for processing.”

Lively discussion at economic development panel meeting (Gazette-Times)

Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning and OSU President Ed Ray attended to discuss progress on the resolution of issues between OSU and its neighbors, primarily regarding traffic and parking.

After the fast, a feast (Gazette-Times)

Like Muslims all over the world, Almoussaoui and other members of the Muslim Student Association at Oregon State University marked the end of Ramadan on Thursday with prayer and a meal.

Intel hopes ‘utimate engineering’ internship keeps students inspired and on track (Oregonian)

Engineering students from Portland State University, Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology and Portland Community College are in the midst of a six-week Intel pilot program called the “Ultimate Engineering Experience.”

Sauvie Island lake stuck in muck (Portland Tribune)

Oregon State University’s Water Resources Research Institute prepared an environmental assessment in 1987 that concluded Sturgeon Lake has been shrinking in size and shape since the mid-1800s, mostly because of human activities, including diking, damming, land draining and dumping of dredged sediment.

Oregonians fear harmful effects of timberland herbicides (Center for Investigative Reporting)

For Eron King and her neighbors, a watershed moment came in January 2011, when pesticide exposure expert Dana Barr, who runs a lab at Emory University, visited Oregon State University for a presentation. Hearing the stories of residents, Barr offered to test their urine.

Local rowers step on world stage (Herald)

Mill Creek’s Martin Forde (foreground, facing camera) rows with the Oregon State University freshman team during a workout this past spring. The 19-year-old Forde, a 2011 graduate of Everett’s Archbishop Murphy High School, was recently named to the U.S. national team’s men’s lightweight eight for the World Rowing Senior and Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

‘It’s given me confidence to take care of my property’ (KVAL)

Now they’re working their woods, thanks to help from an Oregon State University Extension Service designed to empower women to manage timber.

Dairy turns to own corn crop as Midwest drought drives prices up (KVAL)

“They foresaw what was going on and again that’s what we see people doing is they’re predicting what’s going on,” said Ross Penhallegon with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Ohio first state to gain interstate approval for small, local meat plants (Food Safety News)

Lauren Gwin, a research and extension faculty member at Oregon State University who helps run the Niche Meat Processors Assistance Network, congratulated Ohio for making it through the process, which a took a year and “involved extensive evaluation,” but also questioned whether the program could be more flexible.

Pilot whales in the Apolima Straits (New York Times)

A blog post from OSU’s Scott Baker.

Spotlight on: Oregon’s own Marionberry (Planet Matters and More)

“The ‘Marion’ cultivar (Rubus L. subgenus Rubus) or Marion blackberry, marketed as ‘marionberry,’ is a hybrid caneberry developed by the USDA ARS breeding program in cooperation with Oregon State University.

OSU Extension Service workshop offers advice for small and beginning farmers (Oregon Live)

The all-day workshop is put on by Oregon State University’s Extension Service in coooperation with Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District and Clackamas Community College, which is hosting the event.

Civil War series gets new sponsor (Oregon Live)

Wells Fargo has signed a new contract with University of Oregon and Oregon State University to become a presenting partner of their Civil War Series.

Sprucing up Wilson School (Gazette-Times)

Wilson Elementary School students will notice some improvements when they return to school Sept. 5. That’s because Oregon State University Housing and Dining Services employees spent hours Thursday working on various maintenance projects at the school. For example, four employees spent most of the morning packing up books and clearing shelves in the school’s library.

Researchers find that vitamin D is important to reduce frailty (Gazette-Times)

An Oregon State University assistant professor working to find ways to improve the health of older adults is among the researchers who discovered a connection between vitamin D and frailty.

OSU-Cascades seeks to become 4 year university (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University-Cascades hopes to transition to a four-year institution, and getting the $16 million it needs to expand will require the buy-in of the local business community.

Can a daily drink help postmenopausal bones (AARP)

Urszula Iwaniec, an Oregon State University researcher, recruited 40 healthy postmenopausal women — average age 56 — who regularly drank moderate amounts of alcohol. They underwent bone mineral density scans and blood tests to gauge two molecular markers for bone remodeling.

Monday

NEW! AOP-Association of Office Professionals Open House Event:  Please join us for presentation on  “Living and Working a Positive Life”  brown bag lunch.  This event will be held Monday, Aug. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in Strand Ag Room 132. Learn how to “Live and Work” with positive values in your life.  Explore the importance of Integrity, Enthusiasm, Praise, Leadership, Quality, Teamwork, Service and Balance. All employees are welcome.

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.

Tuesday

NEW! Technology webinars: Are you planning to use Clickers in your classes this Fall? Turning Technologies is hosting a webinar this week on the topic of PowerPoint Polling at 11 a.m. . For more information and links to the Turning Technologies webinar registration forms, please visit the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) web page at http://oregonstate.edu/tac.

Wednesday

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.

NEW! Implications of the Landmark GSU Case Decision on Educational Fair Use: OSU Libraries is sponsoring a three-part UMUC Center for Intellectual Property Webinar Series. Series II will be held Aug. 22, 10 to 11 a.m., Willamette East (Valley Library Room 3622), with Johnathan Bloom. Johnathan  was a member of the plaintiff’s trial team in the GSU Copyright Case. For more information: Sue Kunda, 541-737-7262.

NEW! Technology webinars: Are you planning to use Clickers in your classes this Fall? Turning Technologies is hosting a webinar this week on the topic of  Anywhere Polling at 11 a.m. . For more information and links to the Turning Technologies webinar registration forms, please visit the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) web page at http://oregonstate.edu/tac.

NEW! 3-Day Clearance at the OSUsed Store: Come to our clearance public sales this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St, where clearance prices will apply storewide and drop every day (25 percent, 50 percent and 75 percent off). Clearance prices valid only during sale hours. For more information, please visit our website.

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 toosumba@oregonstate.edu

Thursday

NEW! Technology webinars: Are you planning to use Clickers in your classes this Fall? Turning Technologies is hosting a webinar this week on the topic of Self-paced Testing at 11 a.m. For more information and links to the Turning Technologies webinar registration forms, please visit the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) web page at http://oregonstate.edu/tac.

Upcoming Events

NEW LOCATION: OSU Women’s Network (OWN) meeting on Sept. 10 from 11:30 am – 1 pm will be held in Snell 120, the Student Media conference room instead of at the Women’s Center. We’re looking for new members interested in joining the OWN board to support women on campus and to help organize and provide feedback on training sessions, interest groups, and other events for the upcoming year.  We meet Mondays the 2nd week of each month 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., usually in the Pangea board room. Email elizabeth.thomas@oregonstate.edu with questions.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

News for Employees

NEW! Grants webinar: The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry presents its 4th Innovation Webinar: “Government Grants for Translating Research to Innovations”, Sept. 20, noon. Securing government funding is often an instrumental part of translating academic research into large-scale innovations and independent business ventures.  Learn where and how to write an impactful proposal. The event is free, but registration is required. http://goo.gl/AkFdg

NEW! Forestry in Lane County: OSU Extension Service, with the assistance of the Lane County Small Woodlands Association and Forests Today and Forever, will host three hands-on classes on a variety of forest-related topics in Lane County this fall. Each class will be held outdoors and will include hands-on activities. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. For registration information, times, locations and driving directions, please visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/forestry

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/course_view.php?crse_id=274?.

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.

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 Aug. 31. (Costco will not use the old list after this date)! Contact Debbie Lauer with questions.

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

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.

Jobs

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

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 School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering invites applicants for two full-time (1.0 FTE) professional faculty Academic Advisors. Posting #0009473. For full consideration, apply by Aug. 22.

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.

Accountant. Full-Time position in OSU’s Business Affairs/Office of Post Award Administration office. Posting #0009548: Closes Aug. 23.

Public Information Representative 2 – The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Public Information Representative 2 position. Posting #0009528. Closes Aug. 24.

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 Graduate School is inviting applicants to fill two full-time Administrative Program Assistant positions for the Graduate School at Oregon State University (OSU). This employee will serve as liaison to prospective international students, OSU Graduate program faculty and staff, INTO-OSU staff and INTO regional managers throughout the world. For more posting details, please see Posting # 0009527. Posting closes Aug. 25.

Student Health Services is currently seeking applicants for the position of Medical Aide.  This position is a 9 month academic year appointment, full time, posting 0009551. Closes Aug. 29.

The College of Business invites applicants for one full-time (1.0 FTE) classified Information Technology Consultant – Level 2. Posting #0009562. 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

17th St: Due to the installation of the new steam line, parking along west side of 17th street from May Way to the south one block will be temporarily closed.  We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, however this closure is necessary. The closure will begin at 6 a.m. Aug. 20 and should end by 5 p.m., Aug. 31.

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.

Campus Way: Due to paving, the intersection on Campus Way west of 35th Street will be temporarily closed.   Signage and traffic control will be in place. This closure will begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 22 and should end by 5 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: Fairest of the months! Ripe summer’s queen, The hey-day of the year, With robes that gleam with sunny sheen, Sweet August doth appear.“-  R. Combe Miller. After last week’s sweltering temperatures, a few clouds and some much cooler days are probably welcome for most of us. Partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s will keep us from melting this week. Lows will be in the lower 50s overnight.

Central Oregon: We’ll start out the week with high temps and thunderstorms, but by mid week we’ll have unseasonably cooler days as temperatures drop to the high 70s. Lows will be in the chilly low 40s every evening.

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