OSU Today

Monday, Oct. 15, 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.

Author Jean Golson Moule has a lifetime focus on cultural diversity (Statesman Journal)

Moule is a professor emeritus at Oregon State University and still teaches classes part-time. She published a textbook, “Cultural Competence: A Primer for Educators” in 2011, coaching educators on how to teach diversity to students.

OSU’s design and fashion school gains new stature (Portland Business Journal)

Think of Oregon State University’s fashion and design program as a loose collection of fabric pieces cut from a pattern. Within the university’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences, the program has the dress forms and tools needed to stitch together that pattern into a highly functional garment.

Bilingual training builds nursery worker skills, aids industry (OregonLive)

The 48-year-old plant pathologist was hired by Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center to tackle a major challenge in the nursery business, Oregon’s leading agricultural industry: educating Spanish-speaking workers in plant care, sanitation and the science behind irrigation. If she is successful, Oregon’s nursery workers will become more skilled, and the nurseries will become more efficient and productive.

Rainy run (Gazette-Times)

More than 600 OSU students, faculty and community members braved a steady rain to participate in the free annual all-comers event aimed at delivering a simple message: rain or shine, fitness is worth pursuing. The walk and run was in connection with the university’s Healthy Campus Initiative, which is in keeping with OSU’s commitment to physical activity, stress management, nutrition and a smoke-free campus.

OSU Beavers rise to No. 8 in AP college football poll (OregonLive)

Don’t get comfortable, Florida. Same goes for you, Kansas State. Notre Dame, too. For the second straight week, multiple top-five teams in The Associated Press football poll lost and the rankings got a shake-up behind No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon. The Oregon State University Beavers also moved up to No. 8. They had been No. 10 in the poll last week.

Getting started on an exercise program to boost confidence and health (WDRB)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A new study conducted by Oregon State University examines the issue of staying motivated to exercise by breast cancer survivors. According to this study, more than 40 percent of breast cancer survivors do not get enough exercise after leaving their treatment program despite evidence suggesting that regular exercise reduces the risk of breast cancer recurrence. The study found that women with high self-confidence in maintaining a regular exercise routine were more likely to stay active. (see also Cancer Compass, Health 24)

Oregon farm pollution act goes under the spotlight (OregonLive)

In Zollner, Oregon State University professor Jeffrey Jenkins has been conducting continuous water monitoring for two years — far more detailed than the typical monitoring effort. Jenkins hopes to better pinpoint problems, when and where they occur, and use the data to help farmers figure out solutions. A decade ago, that voluntary “pesticide stewardship” approach paid off big in Hood River.

Feminism left greater impact on Southern Baptist life than on CBF, professor asserts (The Baptist Standard)

The women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s deeply affected Southern Baptist life — ironically making more of an impact on theological education in ultraconservative Southern Baptist seminaries than in the moderate seminaries related to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, according to Susan Shaw, professor of women studies at Oregon State University.

Long dry spell comes to an end (Gazette-Times)

Richard Mattix, of Oregon State University’s crop and soils department, has gone out to the Hyslop Farm weather data station to record Corvallis’ rainfall most days since 1999. With the exception of 0.32 of an inch on Sept. 23, the rain gauge mostly has been gathering dust for more than 100 days.

How the H1N1 could kill your cat (Toronto Star)

The flu may make you sick this winter, but it could kill your cat. “Most people don’t realize that humans can pass diseases to animals,” said Dr. Christiane Löhr, an Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine pathologist.

The biggest wind storm that Oregon has seen (KVAL)

“Messages were coming in that this low pressure was deepening and that something could happen,” said Kathie Dello, Deputy Director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University. “Weathercasters at that time were delivering the message, but we didn’t have Twitter, we didn’t have cell phones, so the message wasn’t out there.”

Fisheries society honors OSU professor (Newport News-Times)

David Noakes, a professor of fisheries at Oregon State University, has been selected to receive the Award of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society. It is the top award given by this national organization.

Tsunami-riding Japanese sea creatures are attacking American coastal waters (Business Insider)

John Chapman, a marine invasive-species expert at Oregon State University, said the shallow-water species should not have survived the long journey across the Pacific because the deep ocean is such a different environment, one to which they are not adapted.

OSU to co-host forum in Tillamook on ocean acidification, low oxygen (Tillamook Headlight-Herald)

Hosted by the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans program led by Oregon State University, the forum will feature researchers from OSU, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is supported by Oregon Sea Grant.


Walt Morey rain garden community effort (OregonLive)

The Oregon State University Extension 4-H program formed 16 years ago to promote science learning and environmental stewardship among young people. Through the program students create sustainable wildlife habitats, and the program offers grant money to maintain the project.

OSU has a new ag facility (AgInfo)

A vision that was began in 1999 has turned reality now with the grand opening of the $8 million facility. The first of four buildings completed is the James E. Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility. It includes two classrooms which open into a multi-purpose arena, a teaching laboratory, as well as an egg incubation and small poultry processing area.

Spray lights up the chemical that causes poison ivy rash (Boise State Public Radio)

Mark Christensen, a chemist at Oregon State University, works on TecNu for its manufacturer, Tec Labs of Albany, Ore. I asked him why TecNu was so good at removing poison ivy oil from someone’s skin, and he said it was because it contains a benzene ring which has ortho hydroxyls, and “then para to that off of that benzene ring is a long alkyl unsaturated chain, 15 to 18 carbons.” (see also Minnesota Public Radio)


NEW! TAC Webinar: Blackboard Basics: Teaching Tactics – with Lynn Greenough (TAC). This session covers the most frequently-used features in Blackboard. Oct. 15, noon to 12:50 p.m. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=654 . Visit the TAC page  for more information about TAC webinars.

NEW! TAC Webinar: Lecture Visuals | Teaching Tactics, with Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Projected visual presentations (e.g. PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, etc.) are the most commonly used instructional technology. Oct. 15, 2 to -2:50 p.m.  Register at webinar http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=655.  Visit the TAC page for more information about TAC webinars.

NEW! TAC Webinar: Introduction to Mind-Mapping | Teaching Tactics, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn what mind-mapping is and how you might utilize it in your classes to improve learning. Oct. 15, 3 to 3:50 p.m. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=656

Upcoming Events

NEW! Free Workshops @ The Valley Library: The OSU Libraries Fall 2012 Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series offers sessions on EndNote Web (Oct. 17, 8 a.m.) and Mendeley (Oct. 18, 4 p.m.), two more great citation manger tools.  Register for these and upcoming sessions  at:  http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions?  Contact hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! 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 Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

NEW! “Practice of the Wild:” A film screening and discussion, will be held on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. This film follows Pulitzer Prize winning poet and naturalist Gary Snyder and novelist Jim Harrison as they wander the trails of the central California coast interspersed with archival material exploring Snyder’s life and work. The free, public event will be held at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center in the Construction & Engineering Hall. Information: http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/

NEW! OSU mystery writer: At the Oct. 18 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Ron Lovell, emeritus professor of English and journalism, will discuss his career was a mystery writer. Triad meets in the LaSells Stewart Center, Ag Leaders Room, 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! Beavers wanted:  How to have Success at the Career Fair:   Learn ways to attract the employer’s attention at the Career Fair!  Doug Rice and Chris Staley will present on Oct. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the OSU Library:  Willamette East & West Rooms.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

NEW! We the People – Taking Back our Democracy: Monday, Oct 22, 7 to 9:15 p.m. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Avenue. How corporations came to be legally classified as “people” and what we can do about it: a multimedia presentation. Corvallis Area Move to Amend, 541-758-3221, http://movetoamend.org/or-corvallis, Facebook: Move to Amend Corvallis. Co-sponsored by OSU Peace Studies.

NEW! The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Graduate Study: Learn how to choose and apply to graduate school.  Sarah Rathbun will present on Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon in the OSU Library:  Willamette East & West Rooms.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

NEW! 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.

St. John’s Bible Presentation: Jim Triggs, Executive Director of the Heritage Program for the Saint John’s Bible, will share two volumes from the Heritage Edition of the Bible–the Pentateuch and Gospels and Acts—with a video on the making of the original manuscript. He will speak on Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to noon at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, 5th Floor, Valley Library. For more information, contact Anne Bahde, 541-737-2083. http://www.saintjohnsbible.org/

The Red Room Improvised Music Series: Featuring Mathew Shipp Trio from NYC. Tuesday Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Interzone Cafe, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. All ages- $5 at the door. Supported by the OSU music department. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Red-Room-Improvised-Music-Series/432200180154944?fref=ts

LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter – How to Make them a Part of Your Job Search: Lea McLeod, Founder of Degrees in Transition will be speaking on using social media in your job search on Tuesday Oct. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in the OSU Library: Willamette East & West Rooms.

10 Tips to Building a Perfect Resume: Learn how to use these 10 Tips to building a successful Resume!  Nancy Hawkins will present on Wednesday Oct. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Kidder Hall room 202.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Training Days: Register now for the 2012 Training Days event, Nov. 13-14 – offering 78 unique training sessions covering a broad spectrum of topics. Ken Thrasher, former President and CEO with Fred Meyer and OSU alum is our keynote. Training Days Reception sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis will follow keynote. For more information and to register for this event, go to: http://businessservices.oregonstate.edu/trainingdays.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Speaker Anita Morzillo of OSU will present “Opportunities to integrate human-nature conflicts and preferences in natural resource and climate decision-making” on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. in ALS 4000.

NEW! Water, People & Institutions Seminar Series: Speaker Adell Amos, University of Oregon, School of Law will present “The Role of the Federal Government in Water Resource Law and Policy” on Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. in ALS 4000.

NEW! “Philosophy and Science in 19th-Century Austria:” A talk by modern intellectual historian David Luft on Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. Luft will explore the life and work of Bernard Bolzano (1781-1848) and Franz Brentano (1838-1917). Free and open to the public. The talk will be held at the Memorial Union Journey Room on the OSU campus. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shp/

NEW! Interview 2 Win:  This seminar will guide you through the interview process and prepare you for the road ahead!   Len Holmes will present on Oct. 23 from new to 1 p.m. in the OSU Library:  Willamette East & West Rooms.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

NEW! Open Access lecture: As part of International Open Access week, Cable Green, director of Global Learning for Creative Commons will speak on, “Expanding the open agenda: From open access to an open education.” His talk takes place Oct. 26 in the library Main Rotunda. For more information: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/counting-down-international-open-access-week-october-22-26-2012

NEW! Military communicator guest lecture: Maj. Gen. Jeffrey  Buchanan will speak at OSU on Oct. 26, at noon in MU 109A.  Buchanan is deputy commanding general for I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the State of Washington. He was the Director of Strategic Effects in Iraq, where he supervised the US Forces-Iraq strategic communication mission. He also served as the spokesman for US Forces in Iraq.

Horticulture seminar: Gerhard Pietersen, entomologist with the University of Pretoria, South Africa, will speak on “Towards Improved Cross Protection to Control Citrus Tristeza Virus (CTV) in South Africa,” Oct. 16, 4 p.m., ALS 4000

Dept. of Chemistry Linus C. Pauling Lecture: Speaker Robin Hochstrasser, the Donner Professor of Physical Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, will present “Tracking water molecules in proteins” on Friday Oct. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center (Construction and Engineering Hall). A reception will follow the lecture from 6 to 7.30 p.m.

P&T overview: Henri Jansen, Chair of the Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee and Becky Warner, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs are giving an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) process/guidelines on Oct. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Owen 102. This session is designed for department heads and chairs, as well as chairs of P&T committees. An additional forum will be held this Spring and will focus on faculty members who are going up for promotion and/or tenure in the near future. RSVP to sara.eklund@oregonstate.edu before Oct. 24. This session will also be streamed live via the web. at http://live.oregonstate.edu/

College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Peggy Cherng, co-founder of Panda Express will present “Projecting Passion: Inspiring the Panda Culture” on Oct. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium. Peggy Cherng, an OSU alumna, will share how a small business grew into a global company and created a culture of its own. Free. For more information: 541-713-8044 or business.oregonstate.edu/about/ddls

University Outreach and Engagement Strategic Conference: “Advancing the Engagement Mission,” featuring a keynote address by Barbara Holland and Judith Ramaley, both leaders in the area of community engagement and faculty at Virginia Tech’s Engagement Academy, followed by a faculty panel discussion and reception. The three-day conference will take place Oct. 29-31, with the keynote on Oct. 29, 1:45 p.m at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Learn more and register online at outreach.oregonstate.edu/conference.

News for Employees

NEW! Research magazine: The fall issue of Terra is now online at http://oregonstate.edu/terra/fall-2012/

Flu Shot Clinics for Students/Faculty/Staff: Wednesday, Oct. 17; and Tuesday, Nov. 13, all in MU 109, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $15 (charged to student account). Faculty/Staff: $28 (cash, check, debit/credit, or charged to PEBB Insurance). Bring OSU ID card and Providence or PacificSource insurance cards. FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.

Recreational Sports Pac-12 Fitness Challenge: Did you take a walk today? Simple activities that are already a part of your daily routine can earn you prizes and help the Beavers gain points for the week of Oct. 22-28. Go to the pac12fitnesschallenge on Facebook to log points during that week! There will be many fun and free opportunities to be active during the fitness challenge week: Oct. 22, Sports Conditioning, 4-5 p.m., McAlexander Fieldhouse. Oct. 24, Beaver Bootcamp, 5:15-6:15 p.m., McAlexander Fieldhouse. Oct. 26, Singles Table Tennis Tournament, 5-10 p.m., McAlexander Fieldhouse. Oct. 27, Zumba Party, noon – 1 p.m., Dixon Lower Gym.


Undergraduate Research Awards Program (URAP) 2012-13: College of Public Health and Human Sciences undergraduate students are eligible to apply for URAP 2012-2013. It’s a great opportunity to learn research methods, gain skills for your career or graduate school and earn a stipend. Stipends are $500 or $1000 per project, depending on student’s level of research experience. View faculty research opportunities on Oct. 12. Student applications are due Oct. 22. Call 541-737-2689 or visit http://health.oregonstate.edu/urap.

TIAA-CREF counseling sessions:To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Financial Counselor for Nov. 6-8, 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 .


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.

University Housing & Dining Services – Dining Unit is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Assistant, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0009757. Closes Oct. 17.

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.

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 of Business Affairs/Office of Post Award Administration Office invites applications for an Office Specialist 2. Posting #0009782. Closes Oct. 19.

This recruitment if for one part-time (approximately 6 hours per week)  Education Program Assistant 1 position for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH), affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences located in the Klamath County Extension office in Klamath Falls.  This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year from the appointment begin date. Posting # 0009799. Closes Oct. 20.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Systems Integration Manager at OSU. The System Integrations Manager is responsible for managing the integration of OSU academic systems to meet the needs of INTO OSU. Closes Oct. 21. To apply or for additional information, please contact Rhonda Maillard at 541-737-8899 or rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu.

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.

The Benton County office of OSU Extension Service is recruiting for one full-time Office Assistant 2 position. To apply to posting, please visit Posting 0009808. Posting closes Oct. 23.

This recruitment is for one part-time (approximately 13 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH), affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences located in the Jackson County Extension office in Central Point.  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. Posting #0009797. Closes Oct. 23.

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.

CAMP Academic Counselor – The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Academic Counselor position. Posting #0009789. Closes Oct. 26.

OSU Conference Services is seeking a full-time Marketing Manager for a fast paced/growing conferences office to promote OSU as a Conference Destination. Position #0009751. Closes Oct. 26.

The Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Faculty and Course Development Specialist position. This is an internal search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees only. Posting # 0009785. Closes Oct. 26.

The Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) off campus is recruiting for  one part-time (approximately 30 hours per week)  Education Program Assistant 1 position for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) at Oregon State University.  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 is located in Hillsboro. Posting # 0009795 to apply. Closes Oct. 28.

Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator – The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is seeking an Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator for its Construction Engineering program. Posting # 0009787. For full consideration, apply by Oct. 30.

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.

This recruitment is for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term Assistant Professor (Extension) position in Field Crops and Watershed Management and will be assigned to Malheur County. The appointment period is up to one year. This appointment will be reviewed for possible conversion to a fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Professor of Practice) position after the first year. This position is located in Ontario. Posting # 0009786. Closes Nov. 14.

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 the position of Manager, International Admissions and Academic Support. The Manager of International Admissions and Academic Support is responsible for the oversight and direction of the enrollment process including initial inquiry and application for students to all programs handled by the OSU Office of International Admissions and the matriculation, enrollment and progression from all INTO OSU-administered programs. For immediate consideration, please contact Rhonda Maillard at 541-737-8899 or rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

Women’s Building pool: Due to a major roof leak, the swimming pool at Women’s Building will be temporarily shut down.  We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, however, this shutdown is necessary due to the high volume of water running into the pool.

Jefferson Way: Due to the Power Grid Upgrade Project, Jefferson Way between 26th & 30th Street will experience congestion, delays, parking closure & one way 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: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers,” – Anne of Green Gables. After all the rain this weekend, are you still glad? Well there’s more to come. We could get up to a half inch today, with gusts up to 21 m.p.h. Rain continues tomorrow but we may get a mid-week break. High today of 65 with a low of 53 tonight.

Central Oregon: Things may feel a bit humid today with rain and a high of 70. Clearing and colder air should arrive by tomorrow. Low tonight of 49.

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