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Tuesday, Oct. 9, 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.

100-million-year-old spider attack found in amber (Yahoo News)

“This juvenile spider was going to make a meal out of a tiny parasitic wasp, but never quite got to it,” said George Poinar, Jr., a professor emeritus of zoology at Oregon State University and world expert on insects trapped in amber. He outlined the findings in a new publication in the journal Historical Biology. (see also LiveScience, Wired, UPI)

Man dies of apparent suicide near OSU (Gazette-Times)

Police in Corvallis, Ore., say a college-age young man has been found dead with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of a fraternity house near Oregon State university. (see also KOIN, Statesman Journal, Daily Barometer)

Kitzhaber issues executive order to expand markets for Oregon wood products (Statesman Journal)

The Oregon Department of Forestry along with the Oregon Business Development Department, Oregon State University College of Forestry and other public and private entities shall report to the governor on whether leading green building rating systems adequately recognize the environmental, social and other related benefits of wood products made from trees grown and harvested in Oregon as compared to other timber growing regions.

50 years later: A storm to remember (Gazette-Times)

Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service in Corvallis, said the storm was the remnant of a typhoon. The wind picked up when cold air flowed in from the Gulf of Alaska and met the warm, moist air from the subtropics. “That created one of the most violent storms since records have been kept in Oregon,” she said.

Zinc deficiency linked to aging, multiple diseases (Modern Sage)

The research was done by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences. It suggests that it’s especially important for elderly people to get adequate dietary intake of zinc, since they may need more of it at this life stage when their ability to absorb it is declining.

New facility expands research and teaching of animal science at OSU (Holstein World)

Oregon State University will dedicate a new teaching and research facility for animal sciences Oct. 19 to serve increased student enrollment in the field and to delve into new research.

Invasive species from Japan tsunami threaten US shores (International Business Times)

Researchers at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Centre said it was difficult to assess the threat these creatures posed to the US ecosystem but as more debris arrives so too will additional species.

UI cattle seminars to focus on winter feeding strategies (Capital Press)

Tim DelCurto of Oregon State University will be the keynote speaker at Burley and Caldwell.

Noted writer and environmental ethicist to speak at Morris (UMM)

The Environmental Studies Program is pleased to welcome Kathleen Dean Moore, distinguished professor of philosophy at Oregon State University, as its 2012-13 Scholar in Residence.


AOP October Brown Bag Lunch: Tuesday, Oct. 9, noon to 1 p.m. at the West Dining Hall East Conference Room. Speaker: Rick Spinrad, OSU Vice President for Research, speaking about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the connections to OSU. Door prize. Please R.S.V.P to Laura.Frye@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Special seminar: David DiBiase, Director of Education, Industry Solutions, Esri, will be leading a discussion on GIS career opportunities and technology trends at Esri . He will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Burt 193.

Lifelong STEM Learning Seminar: Oct. 9, 4 to 5 p.m., Kidder Hall Room 202. The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning presents the 2012-2013 Lifelong STEM Learning Seminar and Forum series. Dr. Bouwma-Gearhart will kick-off the series by exploring the trend of university-based centers of STEM education, including the motivations and missions of organizations pushing their creation, and the associated perils confronted and promises afforded at major research universities. More info at http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/Events including url for streaming and broadcast locations.

Latino population talk: “The Global Implications of Latino Population Growth and the Search for Common Ground,” keynote address by Juan Andrade, Jr., president of the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute, for inaugural week of OSU’s Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m., in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom. Info: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/content/highlights

Upcoming Events

NEW! Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Collection Tour: Learn about the Nobel Prize winning chemist and activist Pauling through a tour of his personal papers in the OSU Library. Oct. 10, 3 p.m., in the Special Collections and Archives reading room. (5th floor of the Library)

NEW! “Dialogues on Diversity:” Come learn and discuss how diversity issues intersect with other parts of our identity. Each term CAPS will host a dialogue on a particular diversity marker (gender, class, and ability). Come be a part of the dialogue or observe others Oct. 10 from 5 :30  to 7p.m. in MU 206.

NEW! TAC Workshop: Getting to Know Hitachi StarBoards | Teaching Tactics, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC).  Learn the basics of how the Hitachi Starboard electronic whiteboard system works. Oct. 10,  2 to 2:50 p.m. Location:  ILLC 250. Please register for this workshop http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=652.  For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/workshops.

NEW! Faculty senate: The Oct. 11 Faculty Senate agenda is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2012/1011/. Agenda items include: consideration of two Category I proposals and revisions to the Baccalaureate Core Perspectives Category; discussion of proposed revisions to the Post-Tenure Review Guidelines and three eSET topics; and President Ray will present his State of the University Address titled ‘Seeing the Landscape.’ 3 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. All Faculty Senate meetings are webcast at http://live.oregonstate.edu/.

NEW! Trees on campus: At the Oct. 11 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Joe Majeski of Facilities Services will discuss the care of trees on campus. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

NEW! Readers Theatre: The Majestic Theatre presents a staged reading of Wendy Wasserstein’s political play An American Daughter Oct. 11 at 7:30.  Inspired by political incidents during the Clinton administration, this play is especially important in this heated presidential season. OSU faculty and students will be appearing. This is a free event.

NEW! Design Psychology Workshops: Dr. Toby Israel will present three workshops on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Milam Hall 215: 9 to 10:30 a.m.: Matching People and Place through Design Psychology; noon to 1:30 p.m.: Using Design Psychology to Create Ideal Place; 3:30 to 5 p.m.: Oasis: Healing by Design Psychology. Free. Questions: Contact School of Design and Human Environment (541-737-3796).

NEW! How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research: Kevin Ahern, director for Undergraduate Research will present a workshop for students aimed at getting started with undergraduate research.  Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium.

NEW! TAC Webinar: Collaboration in Blackboard Teaching Tactics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Learn about wikis, blogs, journals and discussion forums in Blackboard. Oct 11 2: to 2:50 p.m.. Please register for this webinar http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=653.  For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

NEW! Local author reading: “Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6,” a reading by Susan Jackson Rodgers, will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library on the OSU campus. Rodgers is the author of two books of stories: “Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6” (2012) and “The Trouble With You Is” (2004). Info: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/wlf/

NEW! Global Opportunities Fair: Friday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., MU Ballroom.  International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) organizes this annual fair to showcase the education abroad opportunities available to OSU students.

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 website: http://surplus.oregonstate.edu/public/osused.

Lunch and Learn: Taking Leave at OSU, Wednesday, Oct. 10, noon to 1 p.m., MU 211. Joining us will be Kyla Mangini, FMLA Consultant, Human Resources and Marty Fisk, Associate Dean, Graduate School. We’ll be discussing the “ins and outs” of how a leave of absence can be pursued here at OSU – either for a student or a member of the faculty or staff.

Chicana artist reception: “Del Corazón: By Heart,” an art exhibit by Corvallis painter Analee Fuentes, whose work reflects her Latina cultural identity. Opening reception for Fuentes, part of OSU’s Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement’s inaugural week, will be held 4:30-6 p.m., Oct. 10, at OSU’s Fairbanks Gallery. Exhibit will be displayed Oct. 8-31. Info: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/content/highlights

OSU Moon Tree Dedication: Join the Oregon NASA Space Grant and the OSU College of Forestry for the Moon Tree Dedication at 2 p.m., Oct. 10, at Peavy Hall to celebrate astronaut and Oregon smoke jumper Stuart Roosa and the Apollo 14 Lunar Mission. For more information about this event and about Moon Trees go to http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/osu-moon-tree-dedication.

Library workshops: The OSU Libraries Fall 2012 Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series kicks off on Oct. 10-11 with basic and more advanced sessions on using EndNote and Zotero, both great citation manger tools. Register for these sessions and many more: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions? Contact hannah.rempel@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 and more. Includes a panel discussion on working with Federal agencies. Breakfast and lunch provided. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php For more information: 541-737-3467.

‘Ethnic Notions’ documentary: A documentary on prejudice and stereotypes will be screened on Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m., in the MU Journey Room. Ethnic Notions is Marlon Riggs’ Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Requests for accommodations related to disability: jodi.nelson@oregonstate.edu: or calling 541-737-0715.

Sopranos actor visits OSU: Joe Pantoliano will speak about the stigma of mental health and screen segments of his documentary “No Kidding, Me 2!!” on Oct. 11, 7 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets not required but seating is limited. DVD and books will be available for purchase.

Beaver Strides Online Registration and Kickoff Open House: Fall term Beaver Strides online registration is happening now. http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/beaverstrides . The Beaver Strides Kickoff Open House takes place Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.in Plageman 322. Register ahead of time and pick up your free pedometers, tracking booklets and be entered to win prizes. Beaver Strides is a free physical activity program that encourages our participants to “step it up.”

Speed Mock Interviews: Sign up on Beaver JobNet (http://oregonstate.edu/career/speed-mock-interviews) for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with Employers and Career Specialist and receive valuable feedback to prepare you for the real thing! Bring resume. This event will take place on Oct. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Memorial Union 208.

Mentoring workshop: Sylvia Ann Hewlett, president of the Center for Work-Life Policy, will lead an interactive workshop entitled “Roadmaps for Effective Mentoring” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Agricultural Production room at the LaSells Stewart Center. It will include lunch at noon. The program, which is open to the OSU community, will help to clarify best practices for overcoming barriers to women’s career advancement in a university setting.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Speech Communication Colloquium:  Gerald Voorhees will present “The Sportification of Games: Neoliberalism, Masculinity and the Erasure of Play” on Friday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Shepard Hall 106. This research examines the cultural implications of the refiguration of digital games as sports.

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

NEW! Personal Branding:  Kathrine Giacchino,  Rubicon Educational Foundation & Pinky Gonzales, Founder of Upriver Solutions will present on personal branding and how it impacts future career opportunities.  They will speak on Wednesday Oct. 17 from  noon to 1:50 p.m. in Kidder Hall – Room 278.

Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Speaker Brad St. Clair of USFS will present “Adaptation of Forest Trees to Climate Change” on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. in ALS 4000.

Water, People & Institutions Seminar Series: Speaker Ed Weber of OSU’s School of Public Policy will present “Beyond the Foundation: Achieving Robust Durability in Watershed Collaboratives” on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in ALS 4000.

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. For a full list of CL@SE inaugural week events, go to: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/content/highlights

Tsunami seminar: Professor Harry Yeh will discuss the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami in Fukushima on Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m. in Kearney Hall, Room 112. Yeh will discuss the ecological impacts by tsunami and the persistent effects in the environment due particularly to the absence of human influence in the area, as well as the performance of coastal protective structures, primarily seawalls. Based on our analysis, a failure-resistant seawall design is proposed.

Lecture on work-life for women: President of the Center for Work-Life Policy, economist and Columbia University professor Sylvia Ann Hewlett will give a lecture at OSU on Oct. 24, 7 p.m., in the LaSells Stewart Center. Her talk, “High-Octane Mentoring,” will focus on sponsorship and workplace flexibility as strategies to maximize career advancement for women. A reception precedes the lecture at 5:30 p.m. Free childcare will be provided at the LaSells Stewart Center.

News for Employees

NEW! Staff/Faculty Child Care Subsidy: Friday, Oct. 12, noon is the deadline for application
The child care subsidy for staff and faculty is made possible through an endowment at the OSU Foundation and the volunteer work of the Friend Raisers, who oversee the subsidy program.  It is a need-based subsidy created to help augment the high cost of child care.  Visit our website or drop by our office for application materials: http://oregonstate.edu/childcare/home

NEW! Student Affairs quarterly newsletter, OSU Perspective now available on line: http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/assessment-osu-perspective
 Volume 10 (1), September, 2012
Contents: National Survey of Student Engagement Slated for Winter, 2013, at OSU, Access at OSU, Introducing New Research, Evaluation, and Planning GA, Creating a Culture of Inquiry in Student Affairs, Promoting Healthy Minds, Hearts, and Lives.

NEW! Career Services October 2012 Newsletter: Take a look at up-coming events, seminars, and resources sponsored by OSU Career Services: http://www.scoop.it/t/october-2012-newsletter

NEW! 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.

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

Employees and dependents at OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Oct. 19 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Fall 2012. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

Library research travel grants: OSU Libraries is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Library Research Travel Grants for the spring funding period (Nov. 2012-March 2013). These grants promote faculty scholarship and instructional expertise by supporting faculty travel to libraries and collections outside Oregon. Up to $2000 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: Nov. 1. For more information: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/travel-grant or 737-8528 or shan.sutton@oregonstate.edu .

Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Fall 2012-13 Solicitation (Spring 2013 Release). The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt . Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Nov. 12.

Gates Foundation – TB Vaccine Accelerator Program: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting letters of intent for the TB Vaccine Accelerator program. The program focuses on key areas where additional investments may be able to fill critical knowledge gaps and generate much-needed tools for enabling and accelerating TB vaccine development. Full description: http://www.grandchallenges.org/GrantOpportunities/Pages/TBVaccineAccelerator.aspx. If you have questions contact: Martha Coleman, OSU Foundation at Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6961. Deadline: Nov. 26.

Faculty Senate Elections: According to the Faculty Senate Bylaws, faculty who are not tenured and have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Senate purposes. This choice will determine Senate representation. Faculty not choosing where they wish to be apportioned will be placed in an apportionment unit at the discretion of the Faculty Senate Office. Please contact Vickie Nunnemaker no later than Oct. 22 to indicate with which unit you wish to be apportioned. When responding, please provide your name, the units you are split between, the unit with which you prefer to be apportioned, and include ‘Apportionment’ in the subject line.

Gates Foundation: Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, Round 3: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced the third round of its Reinvent the Toilet Challenge designed to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for the 2.5 billion people on earth who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation. Full description: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/watersanitationhygiene/Pages/loi-round3-reinvent-toilet-challenge.aspx. Information: Martha Coleman, OSU Foundation at Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 8.


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

The Research Office invites applications for two full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator positions. The IRB Coordinator will assist the IRB Administrator in managing the privileged and confidential institutional review and approval process of proposed research activities involving human subjects to protect their safety, rights, and welfare. Posting # 0009690. Closes Oct. 15.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time  (approximately 10 hours per week), Education Program Assistant 1 for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH), at Oregon State University (OSU).  This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately (1 year, with the possibility of up to 2 years) from the appointment begin date.  This position will be located in the Marion County Extension office in Salem.  Posting # 0009747 Closes Oct. 17.

Printing & Mailing Services is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Assistant-Pre-Press/Graphic Design Customer Representative, full-time 1.0 FTE position. Posting #0009731. Closes Oct. 17.

The Clackamas County Extension Office in Oregon City invites applicants to apply for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. The position provides Tree School clerical and registration support, registration processes for Small Farms School and other Extension educational activities. This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon. Posting # 0009778 to apply. Closes Oct. 18.

Program Representative 2 – The Office of Sponsored Programs invites applications for two (2)  full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Representative 2 positions (working title is Assistant Grant and Contract Officer). Posting #0009763. Closes Oct. 19.

Accountant 2 – The VP for Research Office/Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) invites applications for a full-time, 12 months, Accountant 2 position. Posting #0009745. Closes Oct. 19.

University Housing & Dining Services Residential Education Unit is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Specialist, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0009740. Closes Oct. 19.

The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) invites applications for a full-time, 12 months, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0009777. Closes Oct. 22.

Chief Startup Officer. The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) seeks an individual with executive experience in at least two startup companies to facilitate the development and growth of new companies based on OSU research. Posting# 0009709. Closes Oct. 22.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Department of Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC). EESC is the educational media support unit for the OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. Posting # 0009779. Closes Oct. 24.

The University Honors College invites applications for the position of Associate Dean. The role of the Associate Dean is to help provide innovative, pro-active leadership for the University Honors College. Appointment will be made from within the ranks of current OSU tenured or tenure-track faculty. This is a 12-month, .5 FTE fixed term professional faculty appointment. Posting # 0009640. Closing date is Oct. 31.

The Research Office invites applications for two full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator positions. The IRB Coordinator will assist the IRB Administrator in managing the privileged and confidential institutional review and approval process of proposed research activities involving human subjects to protect their safety, rights, and welfare. Posting # 0009737. Closes Nov. 16.

INTO OSU invites applications for an Executive Assistant to provide support to the OSU Academic Programs, International Admissions Directors, and Center Director. For immediate consideration, please contact HR Manager, Rhonda Maillard at rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8899. Position open until filled.

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

ALS: Due to the failing booster pumping station all industrial & domestic water in Ag Life Sciences, will be temporarily shut down.  This will affect all active lab work involving the use of water, chemicals or other hazardous substances, fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets, or other laboratory equipment must be discontinued for the duration of the shutdown for the health and safety of the building occupants. All restrooms and domestic water will be turned off including drinking fountains, lab sinks, emergency eyewash and shower units.  Please contact Richard Olsen as soon as possible if you have concerns or to check/verify to what extent cooling/interior temperatures will be affected by the water shutdown.  In particular, there are animal rooms in the basement (near the south elevator) as well as growth chambers that may or may not be affected by this. The shutdown will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 and should end by 7 a.m. Oct. 12.

Finley Hall: Due to repairs, all steam services will be temporarily shut down in Finley Hall. This will affect steam heat, hot water and all equipment utilizing steam throughout the building. This shutdown will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 9 and should end by 5 p.m.

Jefferson Way: Due to the Power Grid Upgrade Project, Jefferson Way between 26th & 30th Street will experience congestion, delays, parking closure & one way traffic. Exceptions will be made for service deliveries, emergency vehicles & limited public traffic. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The east bound lane will remain open, only the west bound lane & parking will be closed. Oct. 8, close the first 8 parking spaces on Jefferson & 30th. Oct. 15, extend the closure to Sackett Way. Oct. 22, extend the closure to 26th.

Gilbert Addition: Due to renovations, restrooms 2 and 3 in Gilbert Addition will be temporarily shut down. Building water will need to be shut off temporarily for short periods of time but this will only be done after hours. This closure should end by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.

Dearborn: Due to renovations, rooms 106A and the adjoining room 107 in Dearborn Hall are going to be renovated to create two new ADA restrooms. Room 0001A will be used by the contractor to install new plumbing for the restrooms. Building water will need to be shut off temporarily for short periods of time but this will only be done after hours. Demolition will occur Oct. 3 and there will be noise throughout the day. The room closures will end by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.


Corvallis: Despite a foggy morning, summer has decided to stand its ground, at least for the first part of this week. Today will be sunny and 72 with a low tonight of 43. Tomorrow will be much the same, but rain is heading our way and will be here for the weekend.

Central Oregon: The forecast for central Oregon mirrors the valley this week with sunny skies until the weekend, when rain arrives. High today will be 69 with a low tonight of 39.

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