OSU Today

July 15-19, 2013

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Oregon, Oregon State team up and form business accelerator (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon lawmakers have approved $3.75 million for a new business accelerator that will serve the University of Oregon andOregon State University. (see also Geek WireGazette-Times,KVAL)

Legislature Approves $16 Million For New OSU Campus In Bend (OPB)

In one of its last acts before adjourning,  the Oregon Legislature approved a package of construction bonds that includes money for Oregon State University to launch a new 4-year campus in Central Oregon. (see also Portland Business Journal, KTVZ, Lund Report)

Independence Day for Oregon universities (Portland Business Journal)

The bill gives Oregon State University a timeline for deciding whether to establish an independent board as well as a process by which the state’s other four public universities can create independent boards. (see also Register-Guard)

Blazing Texas sun drives OSU solar car to victory (OPB)

The Oregon State University Solar Vehicle Team won the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix in the 105-degree heat of Austin, Tex. (see also Sustainable Business Oregon)

The major that could end racism (Salon)

After graduating in 1981 and spending a year teaching English in China, Kesler and his Canadian wife, now pregnant, moved back to Toronto briefly before he accepted a faculty position teaching Early Modern Studies in the English Department at Oregon State University (OSU) in 1983. It was there where Kelser became involved at last with the movement to bring American Indian issues and individuals into post-secondary education.

Researchers: Could Portland harbor clean-up actually yield more pollutants? (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Oregon State University plans to test new ways of measuring toxicity levels in environmental chemicals. The school, which will collect data from work performed at the Portland Superfund site, hopes to ascertain whether cleaning up hazardous waste sites generates “even worse chemicals” than the items being eradicated.

Murder, She Read: Why Bad Deeds Make Good Fictions (Huffington Post)

Blog post by Oregon State University’s Evan Gottlieb on why reading about bad deeds is more fun than experiencing them.

Clock ticking on OSU board decision (Gazette-Times)

n the waning hours of the 2013 Legislature, lawmakers signed off on a plan by the University of Oregon and Portland State University to form their own institutional governing boards. Now Oregon State University has to decide whether to follow suit.

Drifting iceberg spins out ocean tunes (Discovery)

Between April and June 2007, the A53a iceberg was drifting in the Weddell Sea of Antarctica when it hit a shoal. Robert Dziak of Oregon State University and his colleagues had installed an array of hydropones in the area, and they were able to listen in to the sharp bursts of sound called harmonic tremors the iceberg made as it spinned.. (see also Live Science, Environmental News Network, Fox News)

Fear of deportation not an issue for farmworkers who get care from community health centers (Health Canal)

Daniel López-Cevallos, associate director of research at Oregon State University’s Center for Latino/a Studies and Engagement, said this research points to the importance of health services being administered to migrant farmworkers by trusted institutions. (see also Science Blog, KVAL, Nonprofit Quarterly)

Collaboration: A problem shared (Nature)

At 4 p.m. one spring Tuesday, nine graduate students at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis kick their research into gear. For more than an hour, they discuss their work on fisheries along the US west coast, moving from how data on marine biodiversity hotspots change over time to how to organize tables for a paper.

Mystery lingers around origin of GM wheat in Oregon (Scientific American)

When the fresh wheat samples arrived at her lab this spring, Carol Mallory-Smith, a weed scientist, didn’t know what to expect. The concerned farmer who sent them had contacted her because a patch of wheat had refused to die after being treated with a powerful herbicide called Roundup.

Big Lionfish found at disturbing depths (Discovery News)

“We expected some populations of lionfish at that depth, but their numbers and size were a surprise,” said Stephanie Green, the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow in the College of Science at Oregon State University, who participated in the dives. OSU has been one of the early leaders in the study of the lionfish invasion. (see also Science World Report, Nature World News, Voice of America)

More Americans want government out of international affairs (Huffington Post)

In an article entitled “The Enduring Power of Isolationism: An Historical Perspective,” published this week in Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, Oregon State University historian Christopher McKnight Nichols notes that doubts about American involvement abroad are on the rise, up 10 percent in a decade.

Bandon Marsh partners in new mosquito study (Bandon Western World)

The results of the OSU study will help refuge managers determine if there is a need for adaptive management of refuge habitats, such as increased tidal circulation or other measures to reduce production of mosquitoes on refuge lands. (see also: KGW, OPB, Daily Astorian)

OSU-Cascades adds accounting degree (KTVZ)

Oregon State University–Cascades has added a new degree program to its growing roster of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Beginning this fall, students will be able to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Think to much: The case for liberal arts (Gazette-Times)

An editorial by Mike McInally.

Harvest of hope (Capital Press)

Oregon State University wheat breeder Bob Zemetra said the university is putting together recommendations for fall planting options. He emphasizes planting certified seed, which can be easily tracked. Zemetra particularly recommended Clearfield wheat varieties, which are nongenetically modified varieties resistant to Beyond herbicide, which uses no glyphosate, the herbicide the GM wheat that was discovered was resistant to.

Prof probes reality in virtual realm (Gazette-Times)

OSU philosopher Jon Louis Dorbolo is a pioneer in online education.

Coordination key to slaughter facility success, study finds (Capital Press)

Unless a facility can count on local farmers to supply such numbers of livestock on a consistent basis, it won’t pencil out economically, said Lauren Gwin, a research associate at Oregon State University and one of the study’s authors.(see also AgInfo)

Tuition at Oregon’s public universities won’t rise as much as planned, thanks to Legislature (Oregonian)

Tuition at Oregon’s seven public universities will rise an average of 3.5 percent this fall, not the 4.8 percent that was approved last month, because leading lawmakers came up with $15 million in taxpayer money to buy down the tuition increases. (see also OPB, Statesman Journal, Gazette-Times)

Bookstore parking lot gone as work starts on OSU Student Experience Center (Gazette-Times)

Traffic into Oregon State University along its traditional portal — Southwest Jefferson Way — is being rerouted while construction gets under way at the new Student Experience Center. (see also Register-GuardKTVL, OPB)

Struggles with motor skills compound social problems in autism (U.S. News & World Report)

“So much of the focus on autism has been on developing social skills, and that is very crucial,” lead author Megan MacDonald, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, said in a university news release. (see also Health 24, Health.com)

Jess Lewis had field day as OSU groundskeeper (Portland Tribune)

After he turns off the last irrigation spigot, locks up the equipment shed and heads home on his final day of full employment at Oregon State on July 28, Jess Lewis won’t disappear.

William Tebeau, pioneering student and Baker native, dies (Baker City Herald)

After graduating from Baker High School in 1943, Tebeau, who wanted to be an engineer, was accepted at Oregon State College. The school, now Oregon State University, was renowned then, as now, for its engineering program. Tebeau didn’t mention on his application that he was black.

South Korea will resume purchase of US wheat (Feed & Grain)

South Korean flour mills will resume buying soft white wheat from the Pacific Northwest, the first major break in frozen export sales since genetically modified wheat plants were found growing in an eastern Oregon field this spring

Researchers add grains to West Side’s crop mix (Capital Press)

Pat Hayes, a breeder from Oregon State University, said the malting variety Full Pint holds promise because it’s short — “It’s not gonna lodge” — and it’s resistant to leaf and stripe rust. It can be planted at the end of March and harvested in late July or early August.

Genetically modified wheat: Japan’s wariness rooted in culture, post WW II history (Oregonian)

“The government kind of has a contradictory attitude toward (GMOs),” said Nancy Rosenberger, an Oregon State University anthropologist specializing in Japan.

Female athletes biggest opponents are their own breasts (ESPN)

Finally, in 1990, Oregon State University researcher LaJean Lawson invited female subjects onto a treadmill and filmed the results in the first-ever study of breast movement.

Pandora’s promise and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. – What we missed (Atomic Insights)

Paul Lorenzini earned his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Oregon State University and later earned a JD. He had a distinguished career in the electric utility business and was the Chief Executive Officer for NuScale Power for its first five years. He is now retired and sharing some of his thoughts about energy issues.

Networking: Real connections (Nature)

Justin Hall was close to finishing his PhD in crystallography at Oregon State University in Corvallis when, in 2010, he attended a Gordon Research Conference on protein interaction dynamics in Galveston, Texas. He felt uncertain about his future, and was open to switching sectors — as long as the science stayed interesting.

Two beekeepers strive to breed a stronger queen honeybee to survive Portland winters (Oregonian)

Part of the problem is that beekeepers in the Northwest often import bees from warmer climates, especially California, said Dewey Caron, an affiliate  professor at Oregon State University who made a name for himself in the honeybee industry at the University of Delaware. The imports produce honey prolifically at the beginning of the season, but struggle in fall and winter.

Grow a drought-resistant garden (KATU)

Weston Miller, Community and Urban Horticulturist for the OSU Extension Service joined us today with tips to help you conserve water and keep your landscape looking good.

Cinderella keeps the peace, condors soar above (Seattle Times)

“California Condors in the Pacific Northwest”by Jesse D’Elia and Susan M. Haig (Oregon State University Press, $19.95). The Oregon-based authors incorporate new research about North America’s largest avian scavenger, which for much of its existence graced the skies of the Pacific Northwest.

Hops partners target craft brewers (Capital Press)

Aside from its pellet operation, Indie Hops has contracted with Oregon State University to develop new hop varieties with unique characteristics for brewing as well as desirable agronomic properties.

Announcing WikiPathways for Plants (Gramene News)

Plant biologists looking for online, freely-available pathway resources that allow them to add, edit and download known and novel published pathways in plants have a new option: the WikiPathways Plants Portal (a collaboration between WikiPathways, the Jaiswal Lab at Oregon State University and the Gramene database).

Using water wisely could save your plants and wallet this summer (Oregonian)

“If you’re willing to accept your lawn going brown during the summer, it works to not water it at all,” said Weston Miller, community and urban horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service. “The downside is that it doesn’t look as good, but you’ll have less competition with weeds.”

Study links speciation and rate of evolutionary change in ray-finned fish (Statesman Journal)

A multidisciplinary team of researchers created a “tree of life” of ray-finned fishes, which comprise a majority ofvertebrate biological diversity, to compare evolutionary rates across all families of fishes. The project was funded by the National Science Foundation, the Miller Institute at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Los Angeles. It featured scientists from the University of Michigan, UCLA, Italiy’s University of Torino, the University of Idaho and Oregon State University.

Space Station ocean imager available to more scientists (GeoCommunity Spatial News)

Oregon State University in Corvallis manages the HICO website, and the Naval Research Laboratory operates the sensor itself. (see also NASA)

Early blight on tomatoes not reason to panic (KMTR)

“In Lane County, wait three minutes and the weather changes,” OSU Extension Service horticulture agent Ross Penhallegon said.

Water bill passes at zero hour (OPB)

Phil Hamm, director of the Oregon State University Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, said water is the economic engine to the area’s agricultural economy, and the bill is a good step in the right direction.

Legislators review 2013 session (Statesman Journal)

Among the projects were a share of an applied-technology building at Chemeketa Community College, which will put up the rest from a bond issue approved by district voters in 2008, a new College of Education building at Western Oregon University, and a classroom building and engineering building at Oregon State University.

KBREC expected to move this fall (Herald & News)

Work has begun to move the Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center’s offices from Vandenberg Road and consolidate it with the site on Washburn Way, near the Klamath Falls Airport.

Micro-museum devoted to goats opens on Dallas farm (Statesman Journal)

The couple has operated the dairy for 4 years, adding a farm store last year. After attending an agritourism workshop at Oregon State University, they decided to build a little museum for farm visitors.

Battle purple tomato: GMO versus non GMO (Yahoo News)

If you’ve come across a purple tomato at the farmers market in the past year, then you’ve met the GMO fruit’s similarly pigmented cousin, the Indigo Rose. The small, purple-and-red-mottled tomato, bred at Oregon State University, was commercially released in 2012.

When tomatoes get the blues (Mayo News)

Us ‘tomato-heads’ are are excited about the blue tomato, a novelty that has sprung from a blue gene that was isolated at Oregon State University, which is legendary for its work with cold-tolerant tomatoes. This new tomato colour contains more of the antioxidants called anthocyanins than non-blue varieties.

Da Vinci Days turning 25 (Gazette-Times)

“I have never seen anything like da Vinci Days anywhere else,” said Dave Warneking, an Oregon State University employee who coordinates the festival’s cadre of more than 1,400 volunteers.

Aquaculture industry may benefit from water mold genome study (Phys Org)

An Oregon State University scientist and partners borrowed some technology from the Human Genome Project to more clearly identify the genes used by a type of water mold that attacks fish and causes millions of dollars in losses to the aquaculture industry each year.

Book explores history of Northwest condors (Statesman Journal)

o immediate plans for Northwest reintroduction exist, the authors say, but establishing a history of the condors’ presence is a prerequisite for potential reintroduction of the birds in the near future, said Susan Haig, a co-author of the book, which is being published by the Oregon State University Press.

Exports focus of business conference (Gazette-Times)

Conference sessions include a legislative review, a keynote lunch speech from Oregon State University President Ed Ray, a session on OSU’s accelerator program and a panel on social media marketing and outreach.

Latina college outreach director (The Record)

Ruiz-Huston went to Oregon State after all. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees there. And today, as coordinator of University of the Pacific’s Latino Community Outreach program, she helps many other students to win admission and succeed in college.

Campers unplug from technology at 4-H camp (The Observer)

“It is all about being able to work together, to learn to listen, communicate, share ideas and figure out strategies,” said Oregon State University Extension Service’s Bob Parker, who helped teach the class at what was known as the “challenge station.”

Cover crops promote healthy garden soil (News-Review)

Think cover crops are just for farmers? Gardeners can also make use of these inexpensive soil protectors, according to Daniel McGrath, a vegetable crops specialist for the Oregon State University Extension Service.


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.

#beBEAVERBOLD Block Party: The Student Events & Activities Center and OSU Summer Session are partnering to provide community gatherings weekly through Aug. 14 on Wednesday nights in Snell Hall International Forum. This event starts at 8:30 p.m. with 30 minutes of fun-music, performers, games, food, etc. followed by the showing of a feature MUvie. July 17, “Argo.”


NEW! TAC Webinar:  Blackboard Grade Center, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). This session covers the Blackboard grade center in depth for instructors who want to make use of Blackboard features to refine their grading strategies. We’ll work with organizing the grade center; smart views; uploading and downloading grades; reports; grading schemas and grade weighting.  Thurs., July 18, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/12rGjzZ

NEW! OSU Chamber Music youth concerts:  One of the few classical music workshops offered for youth in Oregon, the OSU Chamber Music workshop is designed for advanced and intermediate youth string players, ages nine through 19. They will perform July 18, 1 to 2 p.m., Central Park, July 19, 1 to 2 p.m., the arch at Weatherford Hall, and July 20, noon to 1:30 p.m., at Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 S.W. Research Way. Info: http://pne.oregonstate.edu/strings

NEW! Gallery reception: The eighth annual Community Art Show reception is coming up. It will be held in the Giustina Gallery at the LaSells Stewart Center on Thursday, July 18 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.. There is no admission fee and there will be complimentary appetizers as well as beer and wine for sale.


NEW! TAC Webinar: Explore the new features within TurningPoint 5 (clickers), with Yousef Qassim. We are upgrading to Turning Point 5 for Fall Term 2013. We are excited for it and we are sure you will be too. Join us for an hour introduction to the new features packed into Turning Point 5. Learn about the new combined receiver/flash drive, self-based examination, and a lot of other things.  Fri., July 19, 11-11:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/13q9VEe


NEW! Vintage car show: The event MG 2013, MG’s Along the Oregon Trail, takes place July 17-20 on the OSU campus. More than 550 people from all over the United States will bring over 270 classic MGs to Corvallis.  Registration will be at the front of Gill starting Wednesday afternoon and culminates in a car show on the Memorial Union quad on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information:  www.mg-2013.com.

Upcoming events

NEW! Retirement Reception for Jack Rogers: Open House, August 6, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the MU Lounge. Jack Rogers, OSU Director of Public Safety, announced he will retire as of Aug. 15, after more than 13 years as Director of Public Safety at OSU. Jack’s 42 years of public safety service includes five years on campus as the University Area Commander for the Oregon State Police, prior to joining OSU.

NEW! Beaver Community Fair 2013. Register your organization now for the Beaver Community Fair.  This year’s event will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, in the MU Quad.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to show off your organization and connect with new and returning OSU students. Registration is open and free for the OSU community. Register online at http://oregonstate.edu/seac/initiatives/bcf/.

Wellness Workshop: Sit Less, Move More: Learn about the Sit Less Move More campaign from the Department of RecSports. Take away some tips on being more active during the workday and a free pair of orange shoelaces. Bring your athletic shoes; workshop includes 20 minute walk. July 23, noon to 1 p.m., Dixon Lower Classroom, free to OSU community. Register here!

Lectures and webinars

Library summer workshops: OSU Libraries will offer the Summer Workshop Week from July 23-26. Session topics include citation management, data management and survey software. Check out the full offerings and reserve your seat today:  http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions?  Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Work-Life brown bag: Achieving work-life balance in today’s higher educational environment can be challenging. This “brown-bag” session will identify strategies and tools for helping students, faculty and staff more effectively manage their many work-life demands. “Work Life Balance” will be offered twice for your convenience, and is open to all OSU Faculty and Staff.  Sessions will be held on  July 24 and July 31 from noon-to 1:30 p.m. in GILB 324.

Experiencing Wine: Lessons for the Enthusiastic Beginner: Elizabeth Tomasino, Assistant professor of Enology, OSU, is offering a four week summer program in wine evaluation and tasting. The program begins on July 30 in Wiegand 238 at 6:30 p.m.  Registration is $250, with a 10 percent discount for OSU faculty and staff.  For more information, please visit: http://owri.oregonstate.edu/featured-events. Preregistration is required.

News for Employees

NEW! Science communication survey: All those interested in science communication professional development, please take 5 minutes to fill out a OSU SciComm survey and help us plan for next year’s events: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/sciencecommunicators/?p=80

NEW! An Integrative, Family-Based Approach to Childhood Obesity: Presentation by David Ludwig, MD, Ph.D., Harvard University, on the Linus Pauling Institute blog, from the series Whole-Food Approaches to Disease Prevention.

NEW! Search Advocate Workshop: Learn how to work with OSU search committees to enhance the quality of search and selection efforts. Participants who complete Sessions I and II will be eligible to serve as advocates on OSU search committees. Session I will be held on July 30 and Session II on Aug 1, each from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Visit the Professional Development website, http://oregonstate.edu/training, for more details and to register.

NEW! Beaver Community Fair 2013. Register your organization now for the Beaver Community Fair.  This year’s event will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, in the MU Quad.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to show off your organization and connect with new and returning OSU students!  Registration is open and free for the OSU community.  Register online at http://oregonstate.edu/seac/initiatives/bcf/.

NEW! Cats Needed for Hyperthyroid Study: The OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is currently recruiting untreated cats with hyperthyroidism to participate in a study on CT imaging of the thyroid gland. Participating cats will receive free CT imaging and a consultation with an Internist. For more information, contact Jen Bush at bushj@onid.orst.edu or the Small Animal Clinic: 541-737-4812.

NEW! NSF – Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – ADBC program. The program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-adbc. Information: Debbie Delmore. Submission Deadline: Aug. 12.

EmpCenter June/July Timesheet Open Labs: Do you need assistance with your June or July timesheet in EmpCenter?  Are you a new supervisor in EmpCenter and have questions about viewing your employees’ timesheets or using the Multiple Assignment system?  Come to one of the scheduled open labs for individual help.  See http://mytime.oregonstate.edu/announce/junejuly-timesheet-open-labs for details.

Fall 2013 On-campus Housing Move-In:  This coming Fall 2013 move-in for the residence halls and co-operative houses will take place on Tuesday Sept. 24 and Wednesday Sept. 25. Much of campus will experience some impact including limited parking, street closures, and other delays. A taskforce is meeting monthly to evaluate these impacts and help reduce disruption to campus activities at those times. As always, we appreciate your support as we prepare to welcome our students to OSU.  To see the Housing Move In schedule please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/move-in-guide.  Move in details are soon coming and if you have questions please contact Brian.Stroup@oregonstate.edu

Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is July 19 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Summer 2013.  Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For additional information, please visit:  http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

Surplus Property closed July 18-30: During this timeframe, Surplus Property will be rearranging its warehouse and thus will not be able to pick-up surplus from departments, and the OSUsed Store will be closed to all shoppers. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Beaver Champion Award: Every year on University Day the President awards the Beaver Champion Award to an individual (or individuals) for outstanding effort, the achievement of excellence, extra effort beyond that requested, and performance of the highest quality.  The President’s Office is seeking nominations for this award.  Please send nomination letters to Edward J. Ray, President, Office of the President, 600 Kerr Admin. Bldg. or to pres.office@oregonstate.edu.  The submission deadline is Friday, Aug. 16.

Healthy Dietary Patterns in the Prevention of Breast Cancer and Metabolic Syndrome: See the newest post on the Linus Pauling Institute blog  from the series “Whole-Food Approaches to Disease Prevention.”

Recreational Sports – Outdoor Equipment Rental – OSU community members are all eligible to rent outdoor equipment from Recreational Sports. Rent camping equipment, climbing gear, items for water activities and more! Visit the Adventure Leadership Institute rental desk Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. to rent your items. Recreational Sports members & students receive discounts.

NSF – ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF-ADVANCE program. The program goal is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. Letter of intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-advance. Submit to Debbie Delmore. Deadline: July 19.

Traffic and Maintenance

Jefferson Street closure: July 16, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jefferson will be closed for road repairs from 30th to 35th in the eastbound lane.

daVinci Days parking lot closure:

Thursday, July 18

  • Jefferson Street Visitor lot: a few parking spaces will be closed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to festival grounds setup

Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

  • Campus Way EAST parking lot closed – Friday, July 19 – 8 a.m. to Sunday, July 21
  • Jefferson Street Visitor lot: closed starting at 5:00pm on Friday, July 19 – 5:00pm on Sunday, July 21 – 5 p.m.
  • Adams Avenue Northeast closed for ADA parking ONLY starting at 5 p.m. onRoad closures:

Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21

·         Campus Way EAST between 14th & 11th Streets

·         11th Street between Jefferson & Monroe Streets

Furman Hall: Due to repairs, the elevator in Furman Hall will be temporarily shut down from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 15.

Nash Hall: Due to repairs to the building steam system, all steam services to Nash Hall will be temporarily shut down from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 18.

Washington Ave: Due to construction of new water, sewer, and storm lines for the new student resident hall, Washington Ave will be closed through July 26.

Sackett Place Road: Due to the installation of steam, telecom and electrical underground for Austin Hall, Sackett Place Road will be closed through Sept. 6, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jefferson East, Co-Op Quad, Campus Way East and Adams Northeast lot: Due to daVinci Days, the Jefferson East & 14th lot will be closed starting July 18-21 and the CO-OP Quad, Adams Northeast and Campus Way East Lot will be closed July 19-21.

Withycombe Hall driveway and north parking lot: Due to the construction of  accessible parking, ramps, raised crossing across the driveway, landscaping, and upgraded entrance to the north side of Withycombe, the south bay of the west portion of the parking lot north of the building will be closed. July 2-Aug. 20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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

Assistant Manager – Vendor Payment Operations – Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Manager for Vendor Payment Operations  position. Posting #0010832, closes July 15.

Advisor—The College of Engineering is seeking between one and four Academic Advisors (.5-1.0 FTE) to provide advising support to first-year pre-engineering students. Posting #0010911. Closes July 15.

College of Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for .50 FTE (part-time) Accounting Technician. Posting #0011012. Closes July 16.

Accounting Technician, Arts and Sciences Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified.  This posting will be used to fill two positions. Posting #0010958. Closes July 17.

Assistant to the School Director in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film.  Posting # 0011010. For full consideration, apply by July 19.  Closes July 31.

The Benton County Extension Office is accepting applications for one part-time (approximately 32 hours per week) Office Specialist 1 position. Posting # 0010987. Closes July 19.

Primary Care Physician –Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, fixed-term Physician. Posting #0010955. Closes July 19.

Emergency Preparedness Manager: Enterprise Risk Services invites applicants for full time Professional Faculty Emergency Preparedness Manager. This position will research, analyze, and develop emergency preparedness procedures for the OSU main campus and external holdings. Posting #0010999  Closes July 21.

Finance and Accounting Manager – Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Finance and Accounting Manager position. Posting #0011004. Closes July 22.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator — The College of Forestry Research Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Grants/Contracts Coordinator position.  Posting #0011021.  Closes July 26.

The Department of Public Safety at Oregon State University is seeking applicants for two Public Safety Officers.  These are permanent full time positions.  Posting # 0011001. Closes July 26.

Assignments and Room Management Coordinator: University Housing & Dining Services. Posting # 0010959. Closes July 28.

The office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) is accepting applications for a full-time Administrative Program Specialist. This is a classified position. Pposting #0011029. Closes July 31.

Academic Advisor- The College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Academic Advisor position.. Posting # 0010945. For full consideration apply by July 12. Closes July 31.

Academic Advisor- The College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Academic Advisor position. Posting # 0010948. For full consideration apply by July 12. Closes July 31.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, Associate/Full Professor (Tenure/Tenure-Track) in Forest Operations.  Posting #0010905.  For full consideration, apply by July 31. Closes Aug. 31.

AmeriCorps Financial Literacy Educator (St. Helens) – The Columbia County OSU Extension Service Office invites applications for a full-time 11-month AmeriCorps Position.  This fun, community service position will provide education and information to youth and adults on basic money management, goal setting, and other important life skills.  For more information and instructions on applying please see our local website: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/columbia/  Open until filled.

The OSU Foundation has a job opportunity for a Receptionist at the Corvallis Office.  This position will serve as first contact between Foundation employees and their callers and visitors and will provide excellent customer service to donors, visitors, special guests, and Foundation staff.


Corvallis: It’s going to be hot again this week, perhaps time to sit under the ceiling fan and catch up on all the t.v. shows you lost track of during the school year. Highs will be in the lower 90s early in the week, dropping to the upper 80s by the weekend. Lows in the mid 50s.

Central Oregon: Chance of thunderstorms and highs in the upper 80s through mid week, when it starts to climb into the 90s. Lows in the 50s.

Newport: Sunny with some clouds this week with highs in the upper 60s and lows in the mid 50s.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/

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