OSU Today

Sept. 3-6, 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.

The War Powers Act is pretty unclear on whether Congress gets to vote on Syria (US News & World Report)

“A limited engagement such as the one tentatively proposed for Syria, involving no troops on the ground and relying on weapons fired from air and sea, does not appear to fulfill the vague criteria for ‘hostilities’ under the War Powers Resolution,” says Christopher McKnight Nichols, a professor at Oregon State University and an expert on the U.S. military history. “Thus the proposed intervention in Syria does not appear to require a deadline for congressional approval or force withdrawal.” (see also Minnesota Public Radio)

OSU spins up tech companies with its Venture Accelerator (Gazette-Times)

Michael Williams is the entrepreneurial incoming junior at Oregon State University who is working with OSU football officials on just one of the possible applications for the aircraft designed by his company, Multicopter Northwest.

College presidents on Obama’s rating plan (Washington Post)

OSU President Ed Ray weighs in: “Beyond required metrics, I hope colleges and universities will compete along other relevant dimensions that get at the issue of quality … . I also hope that they would indicate their engagement in degree partnerships with community colleges, early college experiences with high schools and community colleges and reverse transfer programs so that community college students can earn their associates degree retroactively while at a four year institution. There are other dimensions of the learning environment worth posting too, including the use of online and hybrid courses for resident students, study abroad, service learning, research opportunities for undergraduates and much more.”

You can be blue in the winter, but that doesn’t mean you’re SAD (Pacific Standard)

Part of the issue, according to David Kerr of Oregon State University, who was the lead author of a paper appearing in the Journal of Affective Disorders, is that past studies relied on self-reporting and recollection. “People are really good at remembering certain events and information,” Kerr was quoted in a release from OSU. “But, unfortunately, we probably can’t accurately recall the timing of day-to-day emotions and symptoms across decades of our lives. These research methods are a problem.” (see also Boston MagazineWeather.com, Oregonian)

Fukushima spill: Who should clean up the mess? (Christian Science Monitor)

“Cleanup will take a long time, because they have to stabilize the reactor, control emission of radioactive constituents, and then safely store them for radiological decay,” Kathryn Higley, head of the department of nuclear engineering and radiation health physics at Oregon State University, wrote in an e-mail. (see also National Geographic, Wall Street Journal)

Banning cars at OSU? Fortunately there are better solutions (Oregonian)

A piece by the Oregonian Editorial Board.

Researchers recording a noisy Pacific Ocean (OPB)

The Pacific Ocean off the Oregon Coast is really loud. That’s the finding of scientists working for Oregon State University, NOAA and the federal Energy Department. (see also KVAL)

OSU researchers part of a new panel on ocean acidification, hypoxia (LIFE@OSU)

Governor Kitzhaber has announced that Oregon is joining with the state of California to establish a new panel to focus on the extent, causes, and effects of ocean acidification and hypoxia along the Pacific coastline. Five Oregon State University researchers will participate on the new panel. (see also OPB, Statesman Journal)

Coach’s faith held family, football together amid birth, death, lost seasons (Oregonian)

The phone call that changed Mike Riley’s life came while he was sitting in Room 219 of a San Francisco Marriott.

‘This unique habit certainly got our attention (KATU)

“We didn’t discover any major ‘burps’ of methane escaping into the atmosphere,” said Andrew R. Thurber, a post-doctoral researcher at Oregon State University and lead author on the study. “However, some of the methane seeps are releasing hundreds of times the amounts of methane we typically see in other locations, so the structure and interactions of this unique habitat certainly got our attention.

More Baker County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus (Baker City Herald)

The mosquitoes caught are identified by species, counted and pooled into groups of 10 to 50 and sent to the Oregon State University  Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Corvallis for testing. (see also Mail Tribune)

OSU students learn through community service (LIFE@OSU)

Community service may not be on the forefront of some students’ minds when they first enter college, but thanks in part to a thriving Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at OSU, it’s an option more and more students are choosing to pursue.

DOE invests $16 million to harness wave and tidal power (Electric Light & Power)

Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Oregon, will measure changes in sound levels from the installation and operation of a wave energy converter in the coastal ocean, including comparison with other natural and man‐made sources near the project site. (see also Earth Techling, Hydropower)

Genetically modified wheat: Still no answers, records show concern over export markets (Oregonian)

The investigation began in late April when the farmer noticed that plants he’d sprayed with an herbicide did not die as expected. Tests by Oregon State University and federal scientists showed the plants carried a gene that allowed them to resist glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. (see also KATU, Huffington Post, KING 5 Seattle)

Craig Ferguson says we ‘deify’ youth. He’s right (Forbes)

Recent Oregon State University research, for example, found that boomers’ perceptions of their elders are no more enlightened than any other generation’s. We subscribe to the same strongly negative stereotypes of older people, including our parents, as younger people do.

Cooler Pacific Ocean may explain climate change paradox (Yahoo News)

Scientists have known that the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean takes in a significant amount of heat from the atmosphere, but this new study suggests this small portion of the world’s oceans could have a big influence on global climate, said James Moum, a professor of physical oceanography at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., who was not involved with the new study.

Flight plan for UAVs (Precision Ag)

Don Horneck, an extension agronomist professor from Oregon State University, recently teamed with Boeing to conduct a research project using unmanned aircraft systems to monitor potato crops. “You can fly the UAVs low enough that you can get 1-mm resolution and you can actually look at an individual leaf in the field,” Horneck says.

Not the Mosquito Coast (Register-Guard)

The Fish & Wildlife Service, in partnership with Oregon State University, has started a study to develop a mosquito management strategy, but results aren’t due for a year. The agency has also drained a few ponds on the refuge, a move that reportedly led to a noticeable reduction in mosquitoes.

The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs (NBC)

Corvallis is home to Oregon State University, whose Austin Entrepreneurship Program attracts innovators from around the globe for a mixture of fellowships and seminars. Off-campus, events like the Willamette Angel Conference have been showcasing early-stage and seed businesses since 2009, pairing investors with ventures in fields ranging from engineering to pharmaceuticals.

It’s all in your head (Gazette-Times)

Memory not as good as it used to be? A researcher at Oregon State University says that’s normal: As we age, our brains just don’t remember things as well as we did when they were younger.

OSU-Cascades to add hospitality management program (KTVZ)

OSU-Cascades recently hired Montgomery as the new hospitality management instructor, to develop a course catered to what Central Oregon thrives on.

What Greens can learn from Dr. Strangelove (The Ecologist)

Hamblin, an environmental historian at Oregon State University, trawls recently declassified documents to catalogue the “harebrained and scary” methods considered by the Doomsday Men — and to draw his readers into the bitter calculus behind their madness.

Eagles resurgence bad news for the common murre (Statesman Journal)

Scientists at Oregon State University who are studying the seabird have documented how the increase of bald eagles — especially along the central Oregon coast — is having a significant impact on the murre’s reproductive success. It is developing into a fascinating ecological tale of which the ending has not yet played out.

OSU’s home team (Democrat-Herald)

The action started early and ended late Saturday at Reser Stadium. On the field Saturday, the Eastern Washington University Eagles stunned  the Oregon State University Beavers, 49-46, to ruin the Beavers’ 2013 season opener.

Portrait of an artist (Gazette-Times)

When the Dinosaur Bones play feature at Avery Park reopened last month after a long-delayed renovation, it introduced a whole new generation of kids to the large-scale, climbable sculpture that has delighted the children of Corvallis for 44 years. It also stirred memories of Sam Gendusa, the late Oregon State University instructor whose imagination, energy and infectious enthusiasm drove a public art project that became a beloved local icon.

Breeder guilt: Why having kids is the worst – and the best -thing for the environment (Babble)

I stumbled on some scary stats from a 2009 study by statisticians at Oregon State University which found that each new kid born in America has a climate impact almost 20 times greater than the impact of adopting eco-friendly habits for your entire lifetime — habits that include driving a high-mileage car, recycling, and using efficient appliances.

Plan to study OSU freshmen car ban stalls (Gazette-Times)

Brandon Trelstad, a sustainability coordinator at OSU, suggested that an assessment of the no-car policy for freshman “should take place after we look at how things we are currently recommending play out.”

INTO Oregon State English programs earn accreditation (Inside Higher Ed)

In a reversal, the general and academic English programs run by INTO Oregon State University have gained initial accreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

A flash of inspiration (West Linn Tidings)

Within just a few minutes, Green struck gold. She’d been hoping, at best, that a bolt of lightning might strike far off in the distance as a backdrop to her photo. Instead, the bolt ripped down just about 200 meters from the vineyard, and Green caught it just in time. Green is currently enrolled at Oregon State University to obtain a master’s degree in photography, though she’s only been working weddings for about a year.

Beaver fans ready to crank it like a chainsaw (KVAL)

Oregon State University cheerleaders want Beaver football fans to “crank it like a chainsaw” this Saturday. The chainsaw dance accompanies a song by the band Family Force 5. (see also Statesman Journal)

Naval ROTC alumni invited to reunion, tailgate party (Gazette-Times)

Current members and alumni of Oregon State University’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps unit are invited to an all-classes reunion and football tailgate party on Sept. 28.

Community: Sept. 21 event to benefit MS program (Gazette-Times)

The runs will benefit Oregon State’s Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program, which helps people with multiple sclerosis.

OSU names Susan Tornquist interim dean of vet school (Bovine Vet)

Susan Tornquist, associate dean in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University, has been named interim dean of the college. She succeeds Cyril Clarke, who will become dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine effective Oct. 1.

$1.4M allocated to Bridge of the Gods (Hood River News)

The port is itching to get the bridge reopened to truck traffic not only due to lost revenue, but due to the impact the load restrictions are having on the local economy. At the meeting, staffers with the offices of Gov. Kitzhaber, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden listened to a presentation given by Oregon State University Community Economist Bruce Sorte about the litany of negative economic impacts long-term load restrictions could have, including reduced spending in local communities, increased labor costs, and reduced certainty for business expansion plans.

DIY ‘insect hotel’ attracts bees (Statesman Journal)

Research is ongoing at Oregon State University, and the jury still is out on any one factor or multiple factors that may be contributing to honey bee decline. So what can you do?

Stink bug populations could harm late-season harvests (Environmental News Network)

Surveys in Oregon also report presence of the stink bug and researchers at Oregon State University warn of an increased risk of damage to late-ripening crops this year after discovering record levels of the pest. (see also Farms.comPhys.org, Growing Produce)

Salem panel discusses legacy of March on Washington (Statesman Journal)

Jean Moule of Lyons, a professor emeritus at Oregon State University who teaches about race, talked about the July 13 acquittal of George Zimmerman by a Florida jury in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. “Zimmerman did feel threatened, because blacks are threatening in most people’s minds, due to our society’s committed racism,” she said. “But I encourage you not to forget what happened. We really need to be willing to speak up, regardless of the difficulties.”

Battle in the blades (Lawn & Landscape)

For pests like crane flies and billbugs, Kowalewski says following good IPM practices, scouting early and making applications at the first sign of problems. As far as diseases, the main problem won’t be disease through the summer, says Alec Kowalewski, turfgrass specialist at Oregon State University.

Why it might be hard to get a burger today (PBS)

Below, you can see a chart from Oregon State University of the history of the federal minimum wage, where the blue dots represent the dollar amount of the day, and the red dots represent what that number means in today’s dollars.

New life for choked lake (Portland Tribune)

According to an environmental assessment prepared by Oregon State University’s Water Resources Research Institute in 1987, Sturgeon Lake has been shrinking in size and shape since the mid-1800s, mostly due to human activities including diking, damming, land draining and the dumping of dredged sediment.

Study findings show no hazards from Georgia-Pacific discharge (Newport News-Times)

Researchers at Oregon State University have found no accumulation of harmful material in marine organisms living near the discharge of treated wastewater from Georgia-Pacific’s Toledo paper and pulp mill.

OSU-Cascades recruiting for new four-year class (KTVZ)

It doesn’t have a campus yet, but Oregon’s newest four-year institution of higher education is recruiting its first freshman class, relying heavily on its Central Oregon setting. (see also Statesman JournalThe Republic)

Researchers use circulation models, genetics to track ‘lost years’ of turtles (Phys Org)

“Hatchling  are too small for transmitters and , and their mortality rate is sufficiently high to make it cost-prohibitive anyway,” said Nathan F. Putman, a post-doctoral researcher at Oregon State University and lead author on the study. “Even if you could develop a perfect sensor, you would need tens of thousands of them because baby turtles get gobbled up at such a fast rate. So we decided to look at an indirect approach.”

5 year trend of Oregon ag (Natural Resource Report)

Newly revised figures released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), with assistance from Oregon State University, contain preliminary numbers for the 2012 value of production. The overall trend shows farms and ranches have not only bounced back from the days of recession, they have eclipsed 2011’s high water mark of $5.3 billion. Out of the top 40 commodities, only nine saw decreases in 2012 from the previous year. Compared with 2007 production, only eight have dropped.

Divining for water (Water Environment Federation)

Gray said he’s concerned about a potential Cascadia subsection-zone earthquake off the Pacific Northwest coast. Such an earthquake could be comparable to the one that struck Japan in 2011, according to research from Oregon State University. The OSU study found a 40 percent likelihood that the quake would hit the Coos Bay region in the next 50 years.

Glendale schools consider partnership with Oregon State University (Roseburg News Register)

The Glendale School District may enter into a partnership with Oregon State University to bring lessons drawn from the forest into the classroom.

Ecological timber sales bring $1.4 million (Medford Mail Tribune)

The project sale employs many of the ecological concepts that forest ecology professor Jerry Franklin at the University of Washington and Norm Johnson, his counterpart at Oregon State University, have included in their pilot timber projects in southwestern Oregon.

‘Good’ forestry practices (Elgin Observer)

As a result, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon State University Extension Service twice recognized Good for his sustainable forest management at their annual Farmer-Merchant banquet in La Grande in 1990 and again in 2012.

When it comes to weight loss, every movement counts (Yahoo News)

A separate study announced earlier this year found that short bursts of activity, such as pacing while chatting on the phone, provided they add up to 30 minutes a day, are just as effective as a gym session. In the study, researchers at Oregon State University analyzed data on physical activity and health markers such as cholesterol and blood pressure for more than 6,000 US adults.

Devil’s Staircase hike not for the faint of heart (KLCC)

Derbyshire and Cascadia Wildland’s Josh Laughlin are leading the hike. Also with us is Oregon State University Geologist Steven Lancaster. As we embark, Laughlin has some words of warning.


NEW! TAC Webinar:  New Educator Organization (NEO), with Lynn Greenough (TAC).   Are you new to teaching at OSU? Wondering where to find what you need, and who to ask? This webinar addresses commonly-asked questions and gives an overview of support available to instructors of all stripes (experienced faculty, GTA’s, researchers, etc.). We’ll cover the basics of Blackboard, classroom technologies, and OSU’s teaching and learning resources. Questions welcome!   Tues., Sept. 3, 2 to 2:50 p.m.  Register here: http://bit.ly/12rGoDI


NEW! TAC Webinar:  Improving PowerPoint Slide Design, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC).  This webinar is intended to help instructors improve and beautify the visual look of their slide design in order to better support teaching and learning.  Wed., Sept. 4, 10 to 10:50 a.m.  Register here: http://bit.ly/14SO9EF

Training Opportunity – Graduate Student Mentoring: Participants will learn various approaches and pedagogy related to the mentoring of graduate students.  Expectations of graduate students by mentors, and of mentors by graduate students, will be discussed as well as distinctions among advisor, supervisor, and mentor roles.  This “brown-bag” session will be offered twice for your convenience, and is open to all OSU Faculty and Staff.  Sessions will be held Sept. 4 and 11, noon-1:30 p.m. in GILB 324.

Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. 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. More information on our website.


NEW! Community Network: The Community Network will operate at reduced service levels on Sept. 5 (all day) and Sept. 12 (10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Corvallis, all day Bend). Staff from both the Corvallis and Bend campuses will attend all-CN and all-Information Services retreats on those dates.  While we have temporary staff and students scheduled to answer the phones, we are unable to schedule computer interviews, placements, or other appointments.

NEW! Recreational Sports Tour: Tour Recreational Sports and learn about our premier facilities and services afforded to OSU students, faculty and staff, Sept. 5, 12:10 p.m. Make this academic year your healthiest yet! Drop in on the tour or register here. Questions? Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator.

Upcoming events

NEW! New Employee breakfast: The fifth annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast hosted by Provost Sabah Randhawa will be held on University Day, Thursday, Sept. 19, at 830 a.m. in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. All employees who have joined or will join the University between September 2012 and September 2013 will be invited to accompany President Ray, Provost Randhawa and other OSU colleagues for breakfast and conversation. Registration by Sept. 13 is required, please visit: http://conferences.bus.oregonstate.edu/Registration/Index/new-employee-breakfast

NEW! Research Office New Faculty Orientation: New faculty are invited to come Oct. 17, 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. Lunch and late afternoon reception included. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=22. For more information: 541-737-3467.

Sentimental Recycling Exhibit: The students of DHE 399 present their final museum exhibit project to the public for viewing. The exhibit illustrates the sentimental recycling of dress from the lives of OSU students and their mothers. The exhibit will be open for viewing through Sept. 15 in Milam Hall in the display case directly across from Milam 236/224.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Research Office New Faculty Orientation: New faculty are invited to come Oct. 17, 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. Lunch and late afternoon reception included. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=22. For more information: 541-737-3467.

Training Opportunity – Graduate Student Mentoring: Participants will learn various approaches and pedagogy related to the mentoring of graduate students.  Expectations of graduate students by mentors, and of mentors by graduate students, will be discussed as well as distinctions among advisor, supervisor, and mentor roles.  This “brown-bag” session will be offered twice for your convenience, and is open to all OSU Faculty and Staff.  Sessions will be held Sept. 11, noon-1:30 p.m. in GILB 324.

News for Employees

NEW! Bike Commute Challenge kicks off: The 2013 Bike Commute Challenge takes place now through Sept. 30. Ride your bicycle to work and reap some sweet rewards. To register, go to http://www.bikecommutechallenge.com, press “Sign Up Today” (new participants) or “Go to My Trip Log Page” (if you participated last year), select Oregon State University as your team, and enter your information. The Captain for OSU is Rainier Farmer, 541-737-7080, rainier.farmer@oregonstate.edu. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/atac/home/#BCC

NEW! Get moving: Looking for opportunities to get moving?  Join a new walking group on Mondays and Wednesdays at Student Legacy Park. Check in with the walking group leader on the corner of 26th and Intramural Lane. 30 minute walk begins at 12:10.   A staff member from Faculty Staff Fitness or the Department of Recsports will be present to answer questions and offer encouragement. Begins Wednesday Sept. 4. Free for the OSU community. Questions? Contact Danielle Caldwell Danielle.caldwell@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3517

NEW! Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Sept. 16 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during fall 2013. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

NEW! Recreational Sports Memberships Available for Purchase (with payroll deduction): Recreational Sports Annual, 9-Month & Fall Term memberships are available for purchase. Purchase your Annual or 9-Month membership (and locker) via payroll deduction by Friday, Nov. 1. Fall Term memberships are available for only $83 for faculty/staff & their domestic partner/spouse and dependents, valid until Jan. 3, 2014. Questions? Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator.

NEW! XPress Stop – Printing, Mailing, and More: OSU Printing and Mailing Services is excited to announce that the XPress Stop will open on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Memorial Union Room 109. Services include printing (color, black and white, and photos), mailing/shipping (USPS, UPS, and FedEx), binding, faxing, graphic design, and more. After Sept. 23, notary and passport photo services will also be available. Please send questions and/or comments to lindsay.middleton@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! NIH – Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5): The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5) program. The program provides an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/NIH-DEI-DP5. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Research Office Deadline: Sept. 23.

NEW! NSF – STEP-Type 1: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) – Type 1. The program seeks to increase the number of students receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf_step_type1. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Research Office Deadline: Sept. 23.

Blackboard offline: Blackboard will be taken offline Sept. 13-15 (Friday through Sunday) to perform an upgrade to Service Pack 9. Beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday through Sunday 11:59 p.m., Blackboard will be unavailable while the upgrade is completed and the system is tested. Blackboard will be back online Monday 12:01 a.m. Sept. 16. Find out more about Service Pack 9 here. More questions? Please contact Technology Across the Curriculum.

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.To see the Housing Move In schedule please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/move-in-guide.  For more information, contact Brian.Stroup@oregonstate.edu

Seeking Fulbright Campus Committee Members: OSU is currently identifying qualified individuals to review  Fulbright applications and interview candidates  for the upcoming 2014-15 competition. Eligible committee members include individuals with international area and language expertise, expertise in a range of disciplines and with a variety of international experiences, experienced ESL/TESOL instructors  (to review for the English Teaching Assistantships), a good understanding of the Fulbright program and an interest in the success of OSU students and alumni in applying for a grant The commitment to serve on a Fulbright Campus Committee includes reviewing 1-3 student applications, interviewing candidates and providing campus endorsement. For more information about the Fulbright US Student Program, please see: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ And, to volunteer please contact LeAnn Adam, OSU Fulbright Program Adviser: leann.adam@oregonstate.edu

NSF – Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF-PFI:BIC program. The program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with at least one industry partner, to collaborate in building technological and human innovation capacity. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/NSF_PFI_BIC. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Research Office Deadline: Sept. 16.

University ID Center changing business hours:  Effective Sept. 3, the University ID Center will be changing their staffed hours to 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This change in hours will help us stay consistent with the other departments within Business Affairs. The change also allows for our employees to have the ID Center ready to do business as soon as the doors are open. Also, it will allow us to finalize our business at the end of the day without compromise to our equipment and an extended waiting period for our customers.

Traffic and Maintenance

Parking permits: The 2013-2014 annual permits will be available for purchase online Sept. 3.  For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/facilities/taps/

Free parking: Aug. 19 – Oct. 11, student lots open (green signs) no permit required.

Washington Street: Due to the installation of a new sewer system and street repair for the new resident hall, Washington Street at 11th and 13th streets will be closed intermittently. Washington Street from 11th to 15th will be closed Sept. 3-6. Access to parking lots from Adams Ave & 11th Street will also be closed. 13th Street from Washington Street to Adams Ave will be closed Sept. 9-20 for installation of a new sewer line. The west exit for the Child Care Center will also be closed.

North Orchard Street: Due to tree pruning, eight spaces at the NW Corner of the North Orchard parking lot will be closed Sept. 9 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CH2MHill Alumni Center: Due to a crane lift needed for a compressor replacement, the north entry parking lot of CH2M Hill Alumni Center will be closed Sept. 5, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Dryden Hall: Due to an ADA improvement project the west side of Dryden Hall parking lot will be closed through Sept. 11.

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.


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

Executive Assistant to the Dean – The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Executive Assistant to the Dean position. Apply to posting # 0011217.  Closes Sept. 3.

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans – The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans position. Apply to posting # 0011219.  Closes Sept. 3.

Patient Services Coordinator – Veterinary Teaching Hospital – Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, has an immediate opening for a 12-month, full-time, fixed term position as a Patient Services Coordinator. Reappointment is at the discretion of the VTH Director. Salary is commensurate with experience. Posting # 0011026. Closes Sept. 3.

Extended Campus invites applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position.  Posting # 0011105. Closes Sept. 4.

Administrative Program Assistant-Pre-Press/Graphic Designer: Printing and Mailing invites applicants to apply for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. This position serves as a customer liaison, and a Graphic Designer, digital printing, graphics and web consultant. This position interacts closely with internal Printing and Mailing team members, university and campus customers and outside vendors. Posting# 0011263 Closes Sept. 5.

The Office of Admissions is accepting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011238. Closes Sept. 5.

Recreational Sports New Media Coordinator – The Department of Recreational Sports seeks creative initiative with a passion for wellness. Inviting applications for a full-time, 12-month, New Media Coordinator position. Posting #0011212. Closes Sept. 6.

Program Representative 2 – The Office of VP for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Representative 2 position. Posting #0011257. Closes Sept. 7.

RecSports Associate Director- Business and Operations – The Department of Recreational Sports seeks creative initiative with a passion for wellness.  Inviting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Director position. Posting #0011256. Closes Sept. 9.

Accounting Technician – full-time position for the Business & Engineering Business Center. Posting #0011269. Closes Sept. 11.

The Research Office is recruiting for a FT Oregon Sea Grant Director. Oregon Sea Grant supports research, education and public engagement to help people understand, responsibly interact with and conserve ocean and coastal resources and communities. The Director is knowledgeable about current coastal and marine issues important to the state and the nation and will broadly oversee inclusive planning processes that identify diverse and innovative approaches to set program priorities. Posting #0011152. For full consideration, apply by Sept. 15.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0011258. Closes for full consideration Sept. 16.

Executive Assistant to VP for Research – The Office of VP for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant to VP for Research position. Posting #0011236. Closes Sept. 20.

Director – The Center for Lifelong STEM Learning invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director position. Posting #0011233, closes for full consideration on Oct. 21.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an opening for a Telefund Manager, responsible for the OSU Foundation’s student telephone call center. Please complete the Foundation’s job application, and send it with your cover letter and resume to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator, osuf.hr@oregonstate.edu

INTO University Partnerships is currently recruiting for a Facilities Development Manager.  This will be responsible for managing the design, planning, construction, and maintenance of equipment, buildings and other facilities. The Facilities Development Manager will report to the Executive Director Operations Support, with close working relationships with INTO university partner facilities organizations and INTO U.K. facilities team. For more information or to apply, please visit https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=7865492


Corvallis: As we enter the doorway into September, we’ll see a mix of summer and fall weather. Showers and sunshine will go hand in hand with highs in the low 80s and high 70s, and lows in the upper 50s.

Central Oregon: Chance of thunderstorms, turning sunnier by the end of the week. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Lows in the 50s.

Newport: Chance of showers all week, with cloudy skies and highs in the mid 60s with lows in the 50s.

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

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