New whale seen (TIME Magazine)
And seeing the animal alive in the wild remains a tantalizing goal of many scientists. Scott Baker, a marine biologist at Oregon State University and a co-author of the paper who has studied whales and dolphins for 30 years, saw his first live, open-ocean beaked whale just last month, in Samoa.
Latinos are striving to retain language (Polk Itemizer-Observer)
Independence residents of Hispanic descent are maintaining their ability to speak Spanish at a higher rate than previous immigration waves, according to an OSU study conducted locally that spanned almost three years and involved more than 100 interviews with local families.
It’s brown, it’s marmorated, it’s a stinkbug (Oregonian)
Researchers at the agriculture department and at Oregon State University are raising colonies of brown marmorated stinkbugs to learn how to control them naturally. So far, tiny parasitic wasps show promise. They lay their eggs inside stinkbug eggs; the wasp larvae eat their way out, destroying the host.
Coast Range sale may test ecology logging theory (The Daily News)
The Obama administration has been working with Norm Johnson of Oregon State University and Jerry Franklin of the University of Washington to ramp up timber harvests on federal lands, as well as make forests healthier and improve fish and wildlife habitat. (see also KGW, Register-Guard, Oregonian)
Veterans Week activities begin Friday at OSU (Gazette-Times)
A week of events commemorating Veteran’s Day at Oregon State University will kick off Friday with reading of names of Oregon’s Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, a 21-gun salute and a military fly-over.
NASA astronaut Don Pettit, a veteran of three spaceflights, will discuss life and science aboard the International Space Station at the Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo Saturday, Nov. 10. Pettit’s multi-media presentation, which is open to the public, begins at 4:30 p.m. CST at the Tucson Convention Center. Pettit is a native of Silverton, Ore., and a 1978 graduate of Oregon State University.
Oregon State alums build fast bugs (OregonLive)
This car was built by three members of the OSU class of 1960 to celebrate their 50th reunion. One of the three was the head of the reunion committee.
ssociate Professor Donna Champeau is a supporter, a source of inspiration and an advocate for Oregon State University’s public health graduate programs and their students’ success.
Researchers move closer to repairing craniofacial defects (Dental Tribune)
Researchers from Oregon State University studied the regulatory network that influences this organogenesis and identified four specific transcription factor genes that control processes related to head and heart muscle formation.
Mixed media exhibit opens in Fairbanks (LIFE@OSU)
You Are Real, an exhibit of mixed media work by Michael Lazarus, opened Nov. 5 in Fairbanks Gallery.
Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn about how to make your websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. Register on the Professional Development website. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Sessions offered on Nov. 8 and Dec. 10.
Spiritual Wellness Week Service Projects, Nov. 8-10: These projects are an opportunity for people from varied backgrounds and belief systems to engage in interfaith dialogue while serving others in our community. Choose from four different projects from Nov 8-10. The Spiritual Wellness Week service projects are being put on in collaboration by Spiritual Life @ OSU, Healthy Campus Initiatives, and the Center for Civic Engagement. For more information and to register see: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/spiritual-wellness-week-service-projects.
AOP Fall Conference: “The Art of Communication” presented by Frank Bernieri and Sarah Stebbins on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Willamette Room East Valley Library. This event is free to AOP members & $15 for non-members to join. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Charlene.Wilkinson@oregonstate.edu or Laurie.Leriche@oregonstate.edu.
2012 LL Stewart Scholars Lecture: “Raising the Bar: Professional Development for Oregon’s Parenting Educators,” presented by Stewart Faculty Scholars Awardee, Sally Bowman. Nov. 8, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Hallie E. Ford Center, room 115. Bowman is the core director of Parenting and Family Life in the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families.
“Risky Business Week” Energy Center Open House and Safety Tours: 3452 SW Jefferson. Tours offered at 9 and 11 a.m.
“Risky Business Week” OSU Emergency Management – Matthew Rodgers: An emergency management workshop, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the LaSells Stewart Center.
TAC Webinar: Improving PowerPoint Design | Teaching Tactics, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). This webinar is designed to help instructors improve slide design/creation skills in order to better support teaching and learning. Nov. 8, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/Umei8e. For more information http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
Hatfield candidate talk: Marie Colton, candidate for the Director of the Hatfield Marine Science Center, will present an open forum discussing her vision for the Hatfield Marine Science Center and her experience on Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon at the HMSC Library Seminar room in Newport. The open forum is open to the public and will be streamed live at http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/video/live.html
After Fukushima: At the Nov. 8 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Kathryn Higley, head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics, will discuss lessons learned from the Fukushima disaster in Japan. 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.
AFAPC general meeting: The Association of Faculty for the Advancement of People of Color (AFAPC) welcomes all faculty members to a general meeting on Nov. 8, noon to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., MU 208. AFAPC is an organization that strives to be a mutually supportive coalition of individuals committed to making OSU a more inclusive environment where people of color can better thrive and succeed personally and professionally.
“Risky Business” safety display: Safety display focusing on: ‘Housing and Dining; What We Can Do and What You Can Do.”Location: Main Foyer of West, Arnold, and McNary Dining Halls, noon to 1 p.m.
“Risky Business Week” Webinar: ‘Courageous Risks in Higher Education – Everyone is a Risk Manager’ from noon to 1 p.m. Register for this free webinar at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/741465847
Police operation: Today from 1 to 4 p.m., Oregon State Police and the Department of Public Safety will conduct a saturation operation on Jefferson Street in front of the Kerr Administration Building, on Campus Way near the Memorial Union. They will be stopping bikes, cars and pedestrians who violate traffic laws.
Contemplative Practices and Life Outcomes Brown Bag: Four OSU faculty (John Edwards, Winston McCullough, Sarina Saturn, and Michelle Ribeiro) will host a roundtable brown bag discussion focused on contemplative practices as found in a variety of different cultural traditions and research on the effects of such practices on a variety of life outcomes. Nov. 8, 1 to 2 p.m., Reed Lodge.
TAC Webinar: Finding and Using Media: Teaching Tactics, with Steve Roberts (TAC) and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). In this session Steve and Jon explore the principles of instructional uses of media as well as methods for finding, assessing, and deploying assets in your courses. Nov. 8, 3 to 3:50 p.m.. Register here: http://bit.ly/UmeSme. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
Faculty senate: The faculty senate meets from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction & Engineering Hall. The agenda is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2012/1108/.
NEW! Botany & Plant Pathology seminar: Linda Hardison, research associate with the OSU Department of Botany & Plant Pathology, will speak on “The Oregon Flora Project: Plant Information for a Diverse Audience” on Nov. 8, 4 p.m., ALS 4001.
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night: OSU Beaver Store invites all OSU Faculty & Staff to the annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night. Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Call 541-737-4323 with questions.
NEW! Oedipus the King: The OSU Theatre will kick off its 2012-13 season with Sophocles’ epic tragedy, “Oedipus, The King.” Performances will take place Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15-16 at 7:30 p.m., and at 2 p.m. Nov. 18, on the main stage of OSU’s Withycombe Hall, 30th and Campus Way. Prices are $12 for general audiences, $10 for seniors, $8 for students/youth, and $5 for OSU students. Tickets for “Oedipus, The King” are available by calling the OSU Theatre box office at 541-737-2784 or online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre
How to Ace Your Medical School Interview (Part 2): Kevin Ahern, Senior Instructor of Biochemistry/Biophysics will present a workshop for students aimed at helping them to excel in their medical school interviews. The event will occur on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Weniger 116.
NEW! Babar on piano: Gather around the piano as the beloved French tale of “Babar the Elephant” is brought to life by the talented concert pianist Andrew Rangell. Rangell will illustrate, narrate and perform the beautiful music of Frances Poulenc, to tell this wonderful story at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., on Saturday, Nov.10, at 11 a.m. in the public meeting room. Admission is free.
NEW! Run With Color 5K walk/run: The College of Business Management Club is hosting a Run With Color event on Sunday Nov. 11, 9 a.m. It begins and ends in the MU Quad, and is a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization “Family Tree Relief Nursery” in Linn County. Register early at http://www.runwithcolor.net/registration.html ($35) or the day of the event in the MU Quad. Participants receive t-shirt, raffle ticket, and an extra packet of color to throw after the race.
NEW! College of Business MBA Program Information Session: Hear an overview of the MBA program Wed., Nov. 14, 6-7 p.m. in Bexell Hall 207. In as little as nine months you can: further your education, expand career opportunities, learn from business leaders and renowned faculty, and complete your resume with a graduate business degree. For more information, call 541-737-5510. No RSVP required.
Veteran’s Day event: Friday’s Veteran’s Day commemoration will begin with an ROTC joint Air Force and Navy activity featuring Lt. Col Andrew Poorman as the keynote speaker at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Union Quad. This will also include a reading of the names of Oregon’s POW/MIAs, a 21-gun salute and a military flyover, weather permitting. A reception will follow inside the Memorial Union, Room 109.
Music a la Carte: Nov. 9 – Vanguard University Classical Guitar Ensemble, From Long Beach, Calif. Noon, MU Lounge.
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. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the functionality of the board and introduce ideas of how it might be effectively utilized in the classroom. Nov. 9, 2 to 2:50 p.m. Location: Location: SSC 136 (Student Success Center). Register here: http://bit.ly/UmgEUF. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/workshops.
Jen de-Vries Celebration of Life: Friends and colleagues are invited to gather in memory of Jen de-Vries at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, in the MU Lounge. Jen was the Associate Director for Business and Facility Operations with the Department of Recreational Sports, until she lost her battle with cancer on Sept. 16. Additional details are available at http://celebratejen.com
An Evening of Traditional Korean Dance: Fri., Nov. 9, LaSells Stewart, 7 p.m. As a kick-off to International Education Week (Nov. 12-16), Dankook University’s Dance Troupe will perform a series of traditional Korean dances with colorful costumes, music and backdrops. Free. For more information, view the poster or contact Julie Walkin at 541-737-6419.
Sushi class: Lane County Master Food Preservers will be offering a hands-on sushi making class on Friday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community of Church Christ, 1485 Gilham Road, Eugene. Cost of the class is $15 per person. Registration information is available at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/ under food preservation and baking classes.
Between the Cracks Forum Presents: Ellen Weller (saxophone) and Madelyn Byrne (composer/electronics). Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., from San Diego: The Art Center, 700 S.W. Madison Avenue. Students with ID free. $10 at the door $5 for Art Center Members. Supported by the OSU Department of Music.
Lectures and seminars
NEW! Classroom Richness: Domestic and International Students Learn Together: Mon., Nov. 12 , 12-1pm, Kelley Engineering, Rm 1007. This panel, involving students and faculty, aims to discuss issues pertinent to understanding internationalization within the classroom. The discussion will address the challenges and opportunities presented in classes that bring together domestic and international students.
NEW! “The End of Cancer is in Reach:” presented by Brian Druker, a prominent cancer researcher and drug developer, the 2012 Tsoo King Memorial Lecturer and director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The free public lecture will be Monday, Nov. 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Milam Auditorium, Room 026, on the north side of the OSU Quad. More information on the speaker is available at http://bit.ly/9pg5j6
NEW!“Imatinib as a Paradigm of Targeted Cancer Therapies:” Brian Druker, Director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute will give the 2012 Tsoo King Memorial Scientific Seminar on November 12 at 2 p.m. in ALS 4001.
NEW! Transgender Awareness Week events: The Women’s Center is hosting several events, next week, including: Womens Studies faculty Qwo-Li Driskill will be leading a discussion at noon on Nov. 13 on “Taliqwo Didantvn/They Have Two Hearts: Cherokee Two-Spirit Identities.” On Nov. 14, at noon, Jeff Kenney from LGBT Outreach and services will be leading a discussion on Safe Space Dialogues. For more information: 737-3186.
NEW! TED Talk Hunger Discussion: Nov. 13, 7:30-8:30pm, MU 109B. In a world filled with food, why are people still suffering from starvation? Watch Josette Sheeran, head of the UN’s World Food Program, discuss global hunger & learn what’s going on in your own backyard. Dialogue facilitated by Sociology Professor Mark Edwards. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Human Services Resource Center. See: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/hha for more information.
“Research to Commercialization” seminar series: The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute and OSU’s Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development are co-sponsors of a seminar series on the commercialization resources, networks and facilities available to transform innovative research at OSU into real-world products and services. All of the seminars are from noon to 1 p.m. Upcoming seminars are Nov. 16: Legal Aspects of Research Commercialization and Nov. 30: The Entrepreneur’s Role in Research Commercialization.
News for Employees
NEW! Faculty Staff Fitness classes: Classes are located in Langton Hall and the Woman’s Building. They are available to all Faculty, Staff their family member, GTA and GRA. The times of the classes are set around the working hours, 7 and 11 a.m., noon, 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. Winter registration begins Dec. 3. Check out the schedule at http://health.oregonstate.edu/faculty-sta
NEW! Special recycling collection event coming soon: To celebrate America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, Campus Recycling will help you recycle your hard-to-recycle items, departmental and personal, in the Memorial Union Brick Mall. Material accepted will include Styrofoam, film plastics, electronics, and more. Visit our blog for a list of items and full event details, and please hold onto these items to recycle at this special event.
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Service Project with Linn Benton Food Share: Nov. 12, 4:15-7:15 p.m. Volunteers will be working with Linn Benton Food Share to help repackage large food donations received in their Holiday Food Drive into smaller, family-sized portions for distribution at the Benton County Fair Grounds. Volunteers must meet in Snell 149 no later than 4:15 pm to check-in for this project. Space limited to 20 participants. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/hhproject.
Homestay families sought: Interested in sharing Thanksgiving with an international student? The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to share their Thanksgiving festivities with international students. Applications are currently available at https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/myuhds/form/mf/holidayhost. Hosting application deadline is Friday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. Hosts will be informed of student placement Monday, Nov. 19. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joy Drive: OSU Childcare and Family Resources is looking for faculty and staff interested in sponsoring student families in need with gifts for the 2012 holiday season, and for student families who would live to receive presents this year. To participate, contact Arielle at email@example.com or Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors should indicate the size of the family they’d like to sponsor. Please respond before Nov. 14.
OSU Procurement and Contract Services (PACS) – Request for Customer Feedback: PaCS has extended the date for its online survey through Nov. 16. Please take a moment to provide feedback on your experience with PaCS. There are three survey links below, one for each section of PaCS. If you’ve worked with multiple sections, please fill out a survey for each section. Construction Contracting Survey Link , Contracts Survey Link, Procurement Survey Link.
Career services newsletter: The November edition is ready: http://www.scoop.it/t/november-2012-newsletter. Share with students.
Non-perishable food drive: Nov. 5-21. Boxes will be placed at the MU info desk, Library, Dixon, Kerr, Main Squeeze, EBGBs, Cascadia Market, and on-campus residence halls. All donations will go to Jackson Street Youth Shelter and Community Outreach. Most needed items include: Canned vegetables/meats/fruits dry, cereals, granola bars, peanut butter, Pop Tarts, pancake mix, cooking oil, individual drinks, and jelly. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/hha
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
The TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Training Program is recruiting for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. To apply to posting, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/, click on “Search OSU Jobs” select Classified and then Office Specialist 2 Pool. The deadline to apply for this position is Nov. 9.
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 Nov. 9.
Oregon State University Extension Service is seeking an Extension 4-H Program Coordinator located in La Grande, OR. This is a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0009846. Closes Nov. 9.
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Information Technology Consultant, competency level 2 position for the Extended Campus at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # 0009847. Closes Nov. 9.
The OSU Child Development Center is recruiting for one full-time Early Childhood Associate Teacher pool position. Posting #0009190. For full consideration please apply no later than Nov. 11.
Management Analyst 1 – 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, classified Management Analyst 1 position. Posting #0009870. Closes Nov. 11.
Faculty Research Assistant – The Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society is recruiting for a part-time .30 FTE position. Posting #0009823. Closes Nov. 12.
Cook 2 – University Housing & Dining Services invites application for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Cook 2 position. Posting #0009897. Closes Nov. 13.
Office Specialist 2. Full-time position in OSU’s Business Affairs/ID Center. Posting #0009892. Closes Nov. 14.
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 College of Business is seeking applicants for a F/T, 12-month professional faculty position of Director in the Close to the Customer (C2C) Program, Posting #0009891. Closes Nov. 15.
Human Resources Consultant 1 – University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0009885. Closes Nov. 30, 30, with full-consideration closing date of Nov. 16.
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.
Adaptive Technology Program Manager- Disability Access Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Adaptive Technology Program Manager position. Posting #0009841. Closes Nov. 18.
Business and Engineering Business Center invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0009904. Closes Nov. 25, with a full-consideration closing date of Nov. 18.
The Extended Campus invites applications for two full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term Student Success Counselor positions. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # 0009869 Closes Nov. 19.
The Josephine County 4-H Youth Development Program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, 4-H Program Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and Regional Administrator. This position is located in Grants Pass. Posting #0009893. Closes Nov. 20. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees ONLY.
The Division of Finance and Administration invites applicants for the Director of Shared Services position. The Director provides overall leadership and management for OSU’s shared services units, including the direction of business operations and strategic planning for Business Centers. Posting #0009865. Closes Nov. 21.
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, position for the Graduate School. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately (2 years) from the appointment begin date. The position will primarily provide programming support for the creation of graduate administrative software to be developed on the Salesforce platform. Posting # 0009906. Closes Nov. 22.
The Department of Financial Aid/Scholarship invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Financial Aid Advisor position. Posting # 0009915. Closes Nov. 23.
Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is recruiting for a full-time, Associate Dean of Healthy People. The Associate Dean will lead the division through a period of rapid enrollment growth, significant campus transition, and disruptive change in the way higher education is delivered. The anticipated start date for this position is the summer of 2013. Posting #0009794. Closes Nov. 30.
Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is recruiting for a full-time, tenure-track, Associate Professor faculty position. The individual in this position will develop and lead a hospitality management program to be offered at OSU-Cascades. Posting #0009798. Full consideration Nov. 30. Closes Feb. 15, 2013.
The OSU Foundation is seeking an Assistant Director, Information Technology Services (ITS). The ideal candidate for this position brings a comprehensive knowledge of programming techniques and protocols, relational databases, and data structures, values and understands the need for documentation at multiple level. Submit a cover letter, resume and the Foundation’s application to Patricia Kenney , Senior Director, Human Resources.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applications for one full-time, Temporary Psychologist or Counselor position. The preferred start date is Dec. 15 but can be negotiated to start no later than Jan. 3, 2013. A 40 hour work week is preferred with a minimum of 20 hour work week required. For the full announcement please go to http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/job-openings. Application materials can be submitted to email@example.com. This position is open until filled.
The Oregon State University Foundation is looking for a Gift Accounting Specialist. This position is responsible for performing all functions related to gift processing, including data entry, banking, and receipting. To be considered for this job opportunity, please send cover letter, resume and the Foundation’s application electronically to Fran Judy, Senior Human Resources Coordinator.
Traffic and Maintenance
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: “When shrieked the bleak November winds, and smote the woods, and the brown fields were herbless, and the shades that met above the merry rivulet were spoiled, I sought, I loved them still; they seemed like old companions in adversity.”- William Cullen Bryant. We’ll have showers today with a high of 47 and a low tonight of 36. Showers continue through the weekend.
Central Oregon: Rain and snow will be mixed today, and the chance of snow lingers through the weekend. Today’s high will be 42 with a low tonight of 25.
Newport: Showers and a possible thunderstorm will keep things damp and stormy today. The high will be 50 with a low of 39. Showers decrease by Saturday.