OSU Today

Sept. 17-21, 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.

 2011 another banner year for OSU research funding (Portland Business Journal)

It didn’t break any records, but fiscal year 2012 was another strong year for research funding at Oregon State University. (see also Gazette-Times)

OSU getting back on track, in a big way (Portland Tribune)

Organizers and contributors got over the bar with the $4 million first phase to bring track and field back to OSU with the state-of-the-art facility that, in the words of junior distance runner Audrey Botti, “turned a dream into a reality.”

A new weapon in the battle against staph? (Gazette-Times)

Here’s the ironic thing: In some ways, Adrian Gombart really is primarily a vitamin D guy. In fact, a good portion of Gombart’s career has been spent studying the properties and uses of vitamin D. It’s all part of his work as an associate professor with Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute. (see also International Business Times, Nutraceuticals World)

Cold storage: Electricity when you need it (Gazette-Times)

TAGES (pronounced “tags”) uses a new kind of heat exchanger developed at Oregon State University to store energy in the form of an icy slush, then uses waste heat to cheaply convert it back into electricity when it’s needed.

Resurgent wolves are once again fair game (Washington Post)

Since wolves were reintroduced there in the mid-90s, browsing on the tallest aspens researchers surveyed declined by more than 75 percent, according to Oregon State University ecologist William J. Ripple. This produced other ripple effects, including cooler streams shaded by trees and more vibrant beaver and bison populations that had more plants to eat.

800-year-old fallen cedar tree transformed into totem pole for OSU (LIFE@OSU)

The work was commissioned by Oregon State University alum Jim Whyte, a Vancouver businessman with a long-time admiration for Native American artwork.

It’s a trek and far from home, but Oregon State worth it (Gilroy Dispatch)

So, if you’re a parent who’s into the process with your child or just starting to seriously consider options, OSU is a more-than-worthy contender if your child can stand a few months of rainy weather.

OSU’s $14 million Student Success Center to open (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University will unveil a new $14 million building Tuesday. The opening ceremony for the Student Success Center will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the first floor of the building at 671 S.W. 26th St., followed by self-guided tours and refreshments.

Growth spurt (Gazette-Times)

What happens here over the next decade or so not only will shape the future of the Bend campus, it also will influence what happens to Oregon State University in Corvallis. OSU officials are hoping to turn Cascades into a spot that will absorb some of OSU’s growing enrollment. And that, in turn, could ease some of the student population issues that concern Corvallis and the rest of the mid-valley.

Cranberry research looks at frost damage (Capital Press)

“Growers have been talking to me about frost ever since I’ve been here (starting in 2006),” said Oregon State University Coos County Extension agent Linda White. “And when you look at the research that is out there, it’s all from Massachusetts.”

Oregon BEST awards commercialization grants for green roofs, energy storage (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Last week, Oregon BEST announced it would award $150,000 to Applied Exergy Inc., a startup working with Oregon State University to develop energy storage technology that captures and stores energy as an icy slush and then uses a heat source to discharge the stored energy when it’s needed.

“Sopranos” actor to speak about mental illness (Democrat-Herald)

Joe Pantoliano, an actor from the hit television series “The Sopranos,” will visit Oregon State University on Thursday, Oct. 11, to speak about his experiences with depression, and his creation of the nonprofit organization “No Kidding, Me Too!!,” which aims to remove the stigma associated with mental illness.

Oregon State athletics works with Nike to rebrand (Oregonian)

Amid countless Ducks uniform combinations and an Oregon brand that’s known internationally, the average Oregon State fan has popped up and demanded to know: What about the Beavers?

Transparent memristors offer technology of the future (Before It’s News)

The transparent electronics that were pioneered at Oregon State University may find one of their newest applications as a next-generation replacement for some uses of non-volatile flash memory, a multi-billion dollar technology nearing its limit of small size and information storage capacity. (see also Science Daily, Product Design & Development)

OSU students get front row seat for wildfire (KATU)

The Oregon State University Physics Adventure Team got a front row seat to a wildfire from the summit of South Sister.

Indigo Rose: The tomato that fights free radicals (Grub Street: New York)

Good news for those who want their tomatoes to stop resting on their lycopene laurels and start acting more like blueberries. A striking new purple variety called Indigo Rose developed at Oregon State University contains significantly high amounts of the antioxidant anthocyanin.

Tsunami dock memorial unveiling planned for March anniversary (OregonLive)

The exhibit at the Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will focus on a 7-foot-tall triangular chunk of the dock and include a plaque paying testament to the losses suffered in Japan, as well as original hardware from the dock and educational components.

Pragmatic coastal residents strive to thrive again (Oregonian)

The people doing this don’t know the best way to capture energy created by ocean waves, but a team that includes Oregon State University is trying to figure it out. They’re going for safe and effective, a method that won’t harm marine life yet can power small cities.

OSU develops model for predicting invasive species threat (Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife News Bulletin)

A team at Oregon State University has developed a statistical model that aims to predict which non-native species might become invaders – and arm resource managers to prevent their spread.

Oregon, OSU gain top 199 rankings (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University shared 139th place with Arizona State University, George Mason University, Kansas State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Oklahoma State University, Polytechnic Institute of New York and the University of Cincinnati.

OSU Dairy reduces herd, suspends milking (Capital Press)

Oregon State University has sold half of its dairy herd and has temporarily suspended milking at its dairy center in Corvallis.

China tells Oregon town: Take down that Tibet mural! (Forbes)

An international incident is the last thing you would expect to find in Corvallis, Oregon. It’s a clean, quiet college town, a Leave it to Beaver setting where the local pastime is rooting for the Oregon State University Beavers football team. (see also Northwest Public Radio, Register-Guard)

Where the buffalo roam (Gazette-Times)

Jim Males, professor of animal and rangeland sciences at Oregon State University, said sturdier and taller fencing is necessary for buffalo herds. “The sort you’d have for cattle aren’t strong enough,” Males said. He added that ranchers need to be more careful when crowding bison during herding.

More firms investing in employee satisfaction (Oregonian)

The Oregon State University grad toured Cambia Health Solutions with friends this spring, and executives there asked him to apply for the nonprofit’s new “Hire 20″ program.

HHMI Student Symposium being held at OSU (Gazette-Times)

The largest and last symposium for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Oregon State University will occur over a three-day period starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Cullen King rides with success of Bike With GPS (BikePortland)

A pair of Oregon State University computer science majors are riding high on the success of a business they started just three years ago.

Timber industry group opposes BLM action (Mail Tribune)

The sale incorporates many of the concepts that forest ecology professor Jerry Franklin at the University of Washington and Norm Johnson, his counterpart at Oregon State University, have included in their pilot timber projects already under way in southwestern Oregon. Their approach is based on integrating ecological, economical and cultural objectives. (see also Sacramento Bee)

Honey bee ‘zombie’ found in Oregon (Western Farm Press)

A researcher at Oregon State University has reported Oregon’s first documented case of a “zombie” fly infecting a honeybee, but he doubts that the parasite at the moment poses a threat to the already beleaguered bee, which is a vital pollinator of some of the state’s key crops.

OSU receives $10m from NSF for grass genome resources (Genome Web)

The National Science Foundation has provided $10 million for two programs at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Oregon State University to develop public data resources containing genomic information about important crop plants, such as corn, rice, wheat, barley, and Arabidopsis.

OSU, City of Newport plan for exhibit featuring piece of tsunami dock (Cannon Beach Gazette)

The dock, which became an instant tourist attraction for several weeks, has since been dismantled. But a piece of the huge structure has been saved and will be on display at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center by early next year.

Project forecasts seasonal bird migration (Phys.Org)

Researchers affiliated with the project—a collaboration between Cornell and Oregon State University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, Microsoft and the Leon Levy Foundation—hope to create migration models that will forecast the species and number of birds migrating at any given time.

Nutrient probe helps livestock maximize potential (Capital Press)

The hay probe, which looks like a brace with an extended hollow steel bit, is used to take core samples and estimate the nutritional value of forage for livestock rations, the Oregon State University Extension agent said.

Panel topic: How corporations became ‘persons’ (Gazette-Times)

Three panelists will discuss the history of corporations and their relationship to the Constitution from early American history through the present day during an event on Monday, Sept. 17, at Oregon State University.

Community remembers 9/11 (Gazette-TImes)

Lt. Col. Lisa Undem of the Air Force ROTC at Oregon State University mentioned the American troops deployed overseas and the heightened airport security measures imposed at home. “A lot changed in a matter of hours,” she said.

OSU Marching Band celebrates 122nd year (Corvallis Advocate)

The Oregon State University Marching Band (OSUMB), directed by Dr. Brad Townsend, was the first band founded in the Pac-12 Conference.

Researchers use microwaves, ovens to build new solar technology (Get Solar)

Researchers at Oregon State University have devised a system that uses a microwave to combine three commonly-found metals into a material that can convert sunlight into electricity.

Work at Champoeg State Heritage area receives national recognition (KATU)

Oregon State University archaeology professor Dr. Dave Brauner and research associate Mollie Manion have been awarded the Park History Award by the The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) for their work at Champoeg State Heritage Area.

Native sorority empowers women and promotes culture (Indian Country Today)

The sorority is still working to get three additional sites added as fully chartered chapters. Earlier this year, members voted to award provisional status to an undergraduate chapter at Oregon State University and two graduate chapters, in Bernalillo County in New Mexico, and the District of Columbia.

Campus move-in

Oregon State University move-in: On Sept. 18-19, new students will be moving into rooms on the OSU campus with their families. This will create increased traffic and congestion, as we anticipate an additional 5000 people on campus each day. Faculty and staff on campus should expect limited parking and potential traffic delays. We appreciate your patience during this busy time. A shuttle will be running from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from the Benton County Fairgrounds on a 15-minute loop on both days. Staff and faculty may park there and ride the shuttle in to campus to help reduce parking congestion on campus. Staff and faculty who elect to do this will receive a 50 percent off coupon to be used for a meal at any of our UHDS Dining Centers. If faculty and staff would like to volunteer to help out with opening, signing up is easy: 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. For more information, contact University Housing and Dining Services staff at 541-737-4771.


NEW! The Constitution and the Personhood of Corporations: Ben Mutschler (Director of the School of History, Philosophy and Religion), Dan Lykins (Executive Director for Teaching and Learning, College of Business), and Joseph Orosco (Associate Director for Philosophy, SHPR) will be the panel for the 2012 Constitution Day event on Sept. 17 at noon in the Memorial Union, Journey Room.

Memorial for Alexis Walker: The OSU Community is invited to a ‘A Celebration of Life for Alexis Walker’ Monday, Sept. 17 at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Alexis lost her courageous battle with cancer on July 8. The afternoon will begin at 1 p.m. with sharing of memories of Alexis in the Willamette Room, Alumni Center followed with a reception at 2 p.m. in the Living Room, Alumni Center. For those unable to attend and wish to send a memory or card to be shared with Alexis’s family, please forward to Michelle Mahana, #123 Women’s Building or michelle.mahana@oregonstate.edu


New employee breakfast is FULL: The fourth annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast will be held on University Day, Sept. 18, at 8:30 a.m. in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. Registration is now closed.

University Day: Save-the-date! Sept. 18, University Day; where you can get a free BBQ lunch, learn what’s new at the Expo, start off the day at 10:30 a.m. by celebrating this year’s University Day award winners and wrap it up with the grand opening of the Student Success Center at 2:30. Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/events/universityday/

Student Success Center grand opening: A grand opening celebration for the new Student Success Center will be held on Sept. 18, in conjunction with University Day. The celebration takes place at 2:30 p.m. The Center is located at 671 S.W. 26th St., next to the CH2M HILL Alumni Center.


Pachyderm Multimedia Learning Module Workshop: Create dynamic interactive web presentations and mobile learning modules that combine video, audio, photos, images and text using OSU’s Pachyderm authoring tool. Faculty, staff and students are invited to this free, two-day hands-on training Sept. 19-20 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch provided. Limited enrollment. RSVP by 9/12. Competitive mini-grants ($1,500) are available to support module development. Find out more about Pachyderm . Click here to register. For more info contact Jeff Hino.

Financial help: One-on-One Financial consultations with Fidelity will be available Sept. 19. To schedule, go to www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or call 800-642-7131. A workshop, Getting on the Right Path, takes place Sept. 19. noon to 1 p.m., MU 208 La Raza. Presented by John Harris, Fidelity. To register, visit the OSU Professional Development website http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon 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 website.

NEW! Employees at other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Sept. 19 to submit the application for employees attending other OUS institutions during Fall term. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee


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! OSU Postdoc Poster Session: Celebrate OSU postdoctoral research and National Postdoc Appreciation Week at the poster session, 4:30 to 7 p.m., MU 109.


Garden festival: Learn many gardening tips at the 2012 Fall Gardening Festival, sponsored by Oregon State University Extension Service – Lane County Master Gardener Association. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C Street, Springfield.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Artist lecture: Photographer, calligrapher and book artist Michael Cherney will be speaking as part of the Visiting Artist and Scholars Lecture Series hosted by the Department of Art at Oct. 1 at the LaSells Stewart Center. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.

NEW! Faculty art reception: The Oregon State University Art Faculty Exhibit invites the public to a closing reception at 4:30-5:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Fairbanks Gallery.

NEW! Tribal archives discussion: The OSU Library Faculty Association’s 2012/2013 Library Faculty Seminar Series will begin on Oct. 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Moving from Institute to Network: Reflections on the Oregon Tribal Archives Institute chronicles a two-year project including the culminating event, the OSU-hosted Oregon Tribal Archives Institute held in August. The presentation will take place in the Willamette Industries Seminar Rooms on the third floor of the Valley Library (VL 3622): For more information:  uta.hussong-christian@oregonstate.edu

Research Office New Faculty Orientation: New faculty are invited to come Oct. 11 to hear an overview of services that support faculty success in research such as navigating rules and regulations, successes in funding, preparing and submitting proposals, technology transfer and more. The event will include a panel discussion on working with Federal agencies such as NSF and AFOSR. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please register online at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php . Contact Tracy Elmshaeuser at 737-3467 for more information.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! OSU Today goes back to daily: Starting Monday, Sept. 24, OSU Today will resume daily publication throughout the school year. Remember to submit your items at least three days in advance if possible, and follow our submission guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/osutoday/?p=6898

NEW!  CL@SE research symposium: The Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE) invites you to participate in its first Research Symposium to be held at the Valley Library Willamette Seminar Room on Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m. It will consist of a poster exhibit of current (or recent) studies that OSU faculty and/or community organizations are involved in regarding Latino/a issues. If you are interested in participating, please send a poster summary by Sept. 24 and bring your completed poster by 5 p.m. on Oct. 11. Submit any summaries or questions to: Daniel.Lopez-Cevallos@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Printing and Mailing office hours change: Printing and Mailing Services has resumed its regular operating hours for the school year.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  24-hour job submission can be made on-line at printmail.oregonstate.edu. For questions, please call 541-737-4941 or e-mail digital.printing@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! OSU Libraries travel grants: The Oregon State University Libraries is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Library Research Travel Grants for the spring funding period (November 2012-March 2013). Up to $2000 per individual will be granted for travel to out-of-state libraries and collections. The award must be used for the exclusive purpose of helping to defray the scholar’s long-distance research travel expenses, which include transportation and per diem expenses only. Deadline is Nov. 1. See http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/travel-grant for more information.  For questions, 541-737-8528 or shan.sutton@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Braceros in Oregon Exhibit: The Oregon Multicultural Archives is celebrating Latino/a Heritage Month with a display and online exhibit of The Braceros in Oregon Photograph Collection. The collection includes 102 photos documenting the migrant workers brought to Oregon by the Mexican Farm Labor Program in the 1940s. The exhibit can be found at Valley Library 5th Floor exhibit case through Oct. 26. Info: Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post and Online Exhibit. Contact: Natalia Fernández, natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Research blog: The headlines tell the good news about FY12  research numbers. The blog talks about the back-door story. Please see The Spin on Research http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/researchupdate/

NEW! Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Grand Challenges Explorations, Round 10 an initiative to encourage bold and innovative research on new global health solutions. Full description: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/ApplicationInstructions.aspx . For information: Martha Coleman, OSU Foundation at Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6961. Deadline: Nov. 7.

RecSports Recreation Services Desk Extended Hours: The Recreation Services desk will have extended hours from Sept. 24 through Oct. 5 (M-R 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Summer memberships, annual memberships, and summer locker rentals will expire on Friday, Sept. 28. Purchase a fall or annual membership at the Recreation Services Desk, (541) 737-3736, or download a payroll deduction form from our website.

Honors College scholarships: The University Honors College invites nominations for two $2,500 scholarships. The Joe Hendricks Scholarship for Academic Excellence is open to all Honors students, and the Janet Richens Wiesner University Honors College Scholarship for Undergraduate Women in Science is awarded to an outstanding female Honors student majoring in science (broadly defined). Nominations can be made with a brief letter of support. Multiple nominations are accepted. A directory of Honors students is available at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/saphp/studentsearch.php. Please send nominations or direct questions to Kevin Stoller (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) The deadline for receipt of nominations is Sept. 24.

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 individual consultations in October. Shane can answer your questions regarding the Tax Deferred Investment and Optional Retirement Programs with TIAA-CREF. The sessions will be held on Oct. 3 and Oct. 5. To sign up, call (800) 732-8353 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., or schedule online.

Women’s research and resource symposium: The OSU Women’s Research & Resource Symposium has been moved to Oct. 31. Deadline for abstract submission is now 9 a.m., Oct. 8. Posters presented may be research results, case reports, summer projects, or pilot research projects addressing any topic relevant to women’s advancement either as professionals of as students. Submissions must be of original work. To enter, please register at https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5039 The abstract should be no longer than 250 words. Questions? Email: mirabelle.fernandes-paul@oregonstate.edu

Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Course: OSU Extension Benton County Volunteer Program. Would you like to increase your knowledge of energy saving and sustainable living practices at home? Do you like to meet people and to give back to your community? 8 week course starts Oct. 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m. + 2 Saturday field days, Benton County Sunset Building. Registration deadline Sept. 28. Cost $50, bring a friend and share materials & cost. Contact Jody.Einerson@oregonstate.edu 541-766-6311.

Master gardener orientation: Orientation for the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program in Lane County will be held Dec. 5 and classes will meet Wednesdays, Jan. 9 through March 13, 2013 from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. The Master Gardener curriculum provides volunteers with information and references on subjects such as plant botany, tree identification, native plants, ornamental and edible gardening, soil management, lawns, weed identification, and pest and disease management. Applications are available at extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens.

General Research Fund (GRF) Fall 2012: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Fall 2012 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Complete program description and application: . http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-8390. Deadline for submission: Oct. 15.

Parking permit sales: Take advantage of the ON-LINE 2012-2013 permit sales. Apply at https://secure.onid.oregonstate.edu/login?service=tps_aims. You must login with your ONID username and password. Verify your work address and vehicle information by marking the appropriate box(es). You may pay by credit card or payroll deduction. The permit will be mailed to you or you may pick it up at the TAPS office by showing your OSU ID card. If you prefer to print out and mail in your forms, the information is located at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/facilities/taps/faculty/staffpermit .

Vice Provost Awards for Excellence: The Division of University Outreach and Engagement invites nominations of individuals or teams of individuals who have significantly advanced the mission of outreach and engagement. Award categories include: service, strategic impact, program support, innovation and diversity. Award winners receive $1,000 provided as OSU funds in a services and supplies index and a commemorative plaque. Deadline: Sept. 24. More information: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/vice-provost-awards Questions: contact Jackie Russell at jackie.russell@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1382.


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

The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term, Benefits Consultant position. Posting #0009622. Closes Sept. 19.

The Academic Success Center is recruiting for an Office Specialist 2 to work in the new Student Success Center building. Posting #0009617. Closes Sept. 21.

The Department of Extension & Experiment Station Communications invites applications for a Publishing Leader. This is a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, professional faculty position. Posting # 0009623. Closes Sept. 26.

The College of Science Administration department invites applications for an Health Professions Advisor position. This is a 1.00FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position.  Posting #0009658.  Closes Sept. 27.

The Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Instructional Designer position.  The Instructional Designer writes copy for web pages, develops stories and crafts newsletters about how our courses and programs have positively impacted students and communities. Posting number #0009666 Closes Sept. 30.

University Housing & Dining Services is seeking qualified applicants for a Resident Director, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position for the current academic year.  Posting # 0008497. Closes Oct. 1.

The OSU Alumni Association is seeking an experienced alumni professional to develop, lead and manage regional volunteer networks. The successful candidate will work with volunteers to develop programs to engage alumni within high-priority lifecycles: recent grads, families and mature alumni. This position will primarily develop and implement programs in California – home to more than 16,000 OSU alumni. www.osualum.com/jobs

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

Key Shop: Oregon State University’s Facilities Services Key Shop, would like to announce new hours of operation. The Key Shops hours of operation will change to 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, beginning Sept. 4; with these new hours the Key Shop will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m.

Jefferson: Due to the Power Grid Upgrade Project – Phase 002, Jefferson Way at Waldo Place will experience congestion, delays & one way traffic.  This shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. Sept. 18 and should end by 5 p.m. Sept. 19.

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: We’ve entered the final week before the school year begins, and there’s still a little time to do some dancing in the sunshine.  Highs will be in the mid 80s all week, with overnight lows around 50.

Central Oregon: Our forecast won’t differ much from the Willamette Valley this week, with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the high 40s to low 50s.

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