OSU Today

Sept. 16-20, 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.

With new university boards, Oregon higher education needs collaboration (Oregonian)

A guest column by OSU President Ed Ray.

Students seeing need for social media classes (USA Today)

Christian Collett, a senior at Oregon State University, said social media have changed his perspective and ultimately led him to career-changing decisions. As a general science major, Collett wasn’t focused on social media and how they could enhance his career. After gaining a recruitment position from his fraternity, he realized how vital a connection to the social media culture is.

Is this undersea monster really the world’s largest volcano? (Popular Mechanics)

“The issue with this work is that it’s the first cut,” Oregon State University volcanologist Shan de Silva says. “People discover something and they put it out there, and it really hasn’t been scrutinized by the community. Yes, it’s a big mass of stuff, but how long did it take to build that mass?”

Autistic children with higher motor skills also have better social skills (Examiner)

Autistic toddlers and preschoolers with better motor abilities also have a higher level of communication and social skills, say researchers at Oregon State University. The study was published by on September 11, 2013, in the journal “Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.”(see also The Lund ReportNYMetro Parents, Psych Central)

Is your child getting enough physical activity? (USA Today)

Short bursts of “lifestyle exercise” boost fitness and offer a more natural way to build more activity into daily life, says Oregon State University researcher Brad Cardinal.

The mind-boggling math of migratory beekeeping (Scientific American)

In 1985 entomologists Michael Burgett and Intawat Burikam of Oregon State University anesthetized honeybee colonies with carbon dioxide in order to count and weigh the adult bees. They determined that, on average, an eight-frame hive contains 19,200 adult worker bees (2,400 bees per frame). Based on these numbers, more than 31 billion bees descend on California each February (19,200 X 1,620,000 = 31,104,000,000).

OSU research: Oregon Latinos going back to their roots (KLCC)

New research from Oregon State University points to a change in some of the half-million Latinos who live in Oregon. Young Latinos are retaining the Spanish language at a much higher rate than previous waves of immigrants, or are learning it for the first time. (see also Northwest Public Radio)

Transgender lives (Eugene Weekly)

The journey of OSU’s Brenda McComb.

A plan to build better machines (Register-Guard)

Now the 34-year-old company is teaming up with Oregon State University to try to make its machines even better — and enable the university to see if some of the systems that drive A&K Development’s equipment could be used for other purposes. (see also MENAFN)

Viruses associated with coral epidemic of ‘White Plague’ (Science Daily)

Researchers in the College of Science at Oregon State University say these SCSD viruses are associated with a dramatic increase in the white plague that has erupted in recent decades. (see also KVAL, Innovations Report)

Learning to brew beer (Bend Bulletin)

Forty-two students from around the world have come to Bend this week to participate in Oregon State University’s first Craft Brewery Startup Workshop. The event, which started Monday at OSU-Cascades and is scheduled to run through Friday, is helping participants learn what it takes to start a brewery and how to develop business plans. (see also KTVZ)

Preventing ‘Molly’ deaths (Inside Higher Ed)

Molly is supposedly a purer form of ecstasy, but is often mixed with other drugs, compounding its negative effects, said Pat Ketcham, president of the board of directors at the American College Health Association board of directors. “This drug has fallen off our radar a little bit and now recently is back on,” said Ketcham, the associate director of health promotion at Oregon State University. “It’s a part of that conversation we need to have with students when we’re talking about alcohol and other illicit drugs.”

New art installation honors international student community (LIFE@OSU)

When Matt and Maria Salenger were commissioned to create an art installation outside the International Living Learning Center, they decided to sit down with international OSU students and ask them about the things they brought from their home culture to the United States.

Strike (maybe) coming to a university near you (Portland Mercury)

By law, the SEIU is required to give 10 days’ notice before a planned strike. The union plans to hold talks with administration officials on Friday and Saturday at Oregon State University, Nisenfeld said. (see also Statesman Journal, KGW)

University Day 2013 (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University’s annual University Day will kick off Thursday, Sept. 19 with a focus on civic engagement, connection and inclusion.

OSU study: Kidney drugs inappropriately prescribed (Portland Business Journal)

Doctors are inappropriately prescribing cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to patients with kidney disease, according to a new study from Oregon State University. (see also Health News, Medical News Today)

Relax – It’s only a test (Gazette-Times)

In full protective gear and respirators, two members of the Linn-Benton Hazmat Team peered inside a barn on Oregon State University’s south farm property off Brooklane Avenue on Friday.

Incoming freshman arrives with prestigious Buick Achievers Scholarship (LIFE@OSU)

As a young child, Ryan Rogers found inspiration under the hood of the family car working alongside his father, an experienced mechanic. He realized that he possessed a knack not just for figuring out how things worked, but for figuring out how to make things work better. This ability brought the 18-year-old Eugene native to Oregon State University this fall as a first-year engineering student.

Are you landing all wrong? (Men’s Health)

When you jump, you focus on how high you get off the ground. But what about how you come down? Landing stiffly can increase your risk for ACL injuries, according to a recent Oregon State University study.

Despite ban, canola debate still rages (Gazette-Times)

House Bill 2427 included $700,000 for an Oregon State University study on the oilseed plant’s compatibility with other valley crops, but the battle lines drawn before the moratorium remain entrenched. Grass seed farmers still want to grow canola as a rotation crop that can disrupt pest and disease cycles while turning a profit, and vegetable seed producers still see it as a threat to cross-pollinate their fields and contaminate their seed lots while introducing new pests to the area.

Oregon’s massive wildfires, as seen through Google Glass (Think Progress)

“The Northwest has warmed, that’s indisputable,” says Kathie Dello, Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Ex-NOAA chief speaks at library on Monday (Gazette-Times)

Jane Lubchenco, who recently returned to Corvallis after spending four years as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will discuss her experiences with Washington politics next week.

The search for the ‘loneliest whale in the world’ (Digital Journal)

A mission set to begin this September — led by Bruce Mate, director of Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute in Newport — aims to answer the conundrum: is there is an as yet unseen new species of whale deep in the ocean or not?

Run to benefit MS Exercise program (KEZI)

The OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences has a free program for those with multiple sclerosis. On Sept. 21, runners can participate in a four-mile trail run or a two mile run-walk for anyone with limited mobility. The races kick off at Willamette Park at 9 a.m.

OSU-Cascades proposes location (Bend Bulletin)

Oregon State University-Cascades Campus has identified two adjacent sites it will bring to the Legislature as the proposed location of the university’s new campus. (see also OPBKTVZ-Bend, KXLY-Spokane)

Electronics advances move closer to a world beyond silicon (Space Daily)

Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have made a significant advance in the function of metal-insulator-metal, or MIM diodes, a technology premised on the assumption that the speed of electrons moving through silicon is simply too slow.

 Mongolian Steppe eaten into desert by goats and sheep (Responding to Climate Change)

According to researchers at Oregon State University, overgrazing by millions of sheep and goats has caused about 80% of the vegetation loss that has occurred in the area over recent years.

Oregon’s universities climb in national rankings (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University popped up three to No. 139, according to the just-published rankings. (see also Portland Business Journal)

Scientists demonstrate strengths and shortcomings of method for determining size of ancient earthquakes (Earth Magazine)

Despite this unfortunate finding, Chris Goldfinger, a seismologist at Oregon State University who has studied the Cascadia Subduction Zone in depth, says he is impressed by the team’s research. “This study helps improve the precision of subsidence estimates, raising the bar from the original work done in the 1990s; it’s very well done,” he says. With research such as this, he adds, “eventually, we will have models for past earthquake ruptures.”

A richer culture (Register-Guard)

Katya Davis, a Master Food Preserver with the Oregon State University Extension Service in Eugene agrees, pointing out that homemade yogurt is free of preservatives and chemicals and chock full of calcium, vitamins and protein. “It’s really good for you and it costs about half the price (compared to store-bought yogurt),” she says.

EFP susceptible trees should go, expert says (Capital Press)

Jeff Olsen, horticulture expert at Oregon State University Yamhill Extension office, is urging hazelnut growers hoping to steel crops against Eastern filbert blight to make five-year management plans to remove susceptible trees in 20 percent increments.

Discover 11 hot college majors that lead to jobs (Yahoo News)

New and retooled environmental degree programs are placing fresh emphasis on practical problem-solving. In 2012, at least 17 schools added sustainability majors, including the University of South Dakota, Cornell University and Oregon State University–Cascades.


Hate shorter days? Winter depression may be less common than thought (Health.com)

“It is clear from prior research that seasonal affective disorder exists,” study lead author David Kerr, an assistant professor in the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University, said in a university news release. “But our research suggests that what we often think of as the winter blues does not affect people nearly as much as we may think.” (see also Health Day)

OSU student takes leadership role in Rainbow Girls (Gazette-Times)

It sounds complicated, the new title recently earned by Oregon State University student Suzie Dunham. Take a breath: She is the grand worthy advisor to the Oregon International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

As I See It: Collaboration Corvallis producing results (Gazette-TImes)

As a new school year approaches, residents can expect to see a number of new or expanded initiatives as a result of Collaboration Corvallis, the three-year effort designed to strengthen the relationship between the city of Corvallis and Oregon State University.

The four vitamin supplements critical for body builders (Examiner)

Research from Oregon State University published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism showed that athletes lacking in B-vitamins perform worse during high-intensity exercise and have a decreased ability to repair and build muscle than counterparts with sufficient B vitamins in their system.

Sheng named Master Gardener of the Year (Portland Tribune)

The Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardeners program, a highly trained volunteer force that educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants, has conferred top honors to its most dedicated ambassadors. Throughout the state, 26 volunteers were honored for their service to their communities.

How personal is personalization? (Retail Technology UK)

Bruce D’Ambrosio, chief scientist at Peerius, told RetailTechnology.co.uk how a recent Q&A session led him to ponder the difference between personalisation and segmentation and understanding how this difference can help marketers to create a different experience with average order value (AOV). D’Ambrosio holds an emeritus faculty position in computer science at Oregon State University, where he focused on probabilistic methods in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and real-time behaviour modelling

Hatfield Marine Science Center welcomes new director (Newport News-Times)

Dr. Bob Cowen, the new director of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in South Beach, doesn’t take long to answer a question about what attracted him to the job and prompted him and his wife to move more than 3,000 miles to Lincoln County from Miami.  (subscription based)

NuScale Nuclear and partners pursue DOE funding (Center for Environment, Commerce and Energy)

The light water reactor technology SMR units are smaller than traditional nuclear, which can be as large as 1,300MW or more in terms of capacity.  The company traces its origins to work by co-founder Jose Reyes at Oregon State University more than a decade ago.

Hunger still a problem as families face food insecurity (Statesman Journal)

As a result, “we need to continue our focus on helping families put food on the table as the economy recovers,” said Mark Edwards, professor of sociology at the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University.

Good bugs in the garden, and six really bad ones (Oregonian)

Robin Rosetta, entomologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, has this advice for attracting beneficial insects to the yard.

OSU, local agencies to host biohazard emergency response drill on campus Sept. 12-13 (Albany Tribune)

A large-scale hazardous materials emergency response drill will take place on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 12-13, at Oregon State University. (see also Gazette-Times, LIFE@OSU)

Bend researchers are seeking physically active study participants (Bend Bulletin)

Researchers with the Oregon State University-Cascades Campus’ Functional Orthopedic Research Center for Excellence (FORCE) Lab in Bend are seeking participants for a study that examines lower extremity biomechanics following surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee.

Oregon ag board to discuss juniper control, water quality (Capital Press)

A study by Oregon State University showed the acreage covered by western juniper is three to 10 times greater than it was 150 years ago. Junipers out-compete other vegetation for water, making less food available for grazing livestock or wildlife.

AA awards $40M to center for alternative jet fuels (Aviation News)

Core team partners include Boston University, Oregon State University, Purdue University, the University of Dayton, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Washington, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, the University of Hawaii, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Tennessee.

Cold crops (Mail Tribune)

The fearless gardener still has a chance to plant some cold-hardy vegetables to harvest next spring, said Jim Myers, plant breeder and researcher at Oregon State University. But don’t dawdle.


Open Forum for candidate for Director, Disability Access Services: The campus community is invited to attend the candidate’s presentation on the topic, “Given the multiple models of disability, what is the future of disability services in higher education?” Open Forum is 10:15 – 11 a.m. Sept. 16 in Strand Ag233. Position and candidate information available at the session. For accommodations related to disability please contact Debby.Widony@oregonstate.edu , 541-737-8748.


NEW! TAC Webinar:  Google Apps Advanced, with Victor Yee (Ecampus) and Lynn Greenough (TAC).  Already know a bit about Google Apps for Education? If you are interested in some ideas on how to incorporate them in your teaching, check out our webinar. We’ll also cover using Google Apps in Blackboard.  Tues., Sept. 17, 2 to 2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/15IyBpk

NEW! Privacy, Secrecy, and Democracy in America: This year’s ‘Constitution Day’ event will explore the historical development of “privacy” and the shape it has taken in contemporary society, from debates over sexual and reproductive privacy to the potential of “open diplomacy.”   Join us for OSU’s annual observance of Constitution Day, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union LaRaza Room (208).


Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.


New 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! OSU Divestment has its first fall term meeting: Sept 19, 10 a.m., Furman Hall, Room 300.  OSUDivest is a group of students and faculty seeking to work with OSU Foundation to divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies. The meeting will work on plans for student recruitment and divestment resolutions to the faculty senate and ASOSU. Everyone welcome.

University Day: Join us for University Day on Thursday, Sept. 19. 10:30 a.m. main session with prizes followed by free lunch at LaSells Stewart Center and Expo in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Click here to add event to your calendar!


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., Sept. 20, 3 to 3:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/14SOjfo


NEW! MS Run: Get running and support OSU’s Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program, part of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. You can choose a 4-mile easy trail run, a 2-mile fun run/walk/roll or an accessible paved path. Takes place Sept. 21 at Willamette Park. Cost is $15 for the 4-mile run and $10 for the 2-mile run/walk. To sign up, go to http://corvallisrunforyourlife.com/

NEW! OSU Beaver Store Grand Opening:  Saturday, Sept. 21.  The Beaver Store will be closing the street in front of the store and having a street party!  Events include appearances from Benny and the OSU Cheerleaders, a fashion show, food trucks and autograph signings with AC Green, Gary Payton, and Pat Casey.  Visit osubeaverstore.com for more details and specific times for events.


4th Annual Car-Free Day Festival: OSU is a sponsor of the 4th annual Car-Free Day Festival on Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Corvallis Riverfront. Group rides from seven neighborhood locations begin at noon. The festival is free to the public and will feature a bike swap, food, music, games and exhibits. More information at http://sustainablecorvallis.org/2013/09/group-rides-and-riverfront-festival-highlight-car-free-day/

Upcoming events

NEW! OSU Undergraduate Symposium: The Office of Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the 2013 OSU Undergraduate Symposium will be held over three days – Sept. 24, 25, and Oct. 9.  At this event, OSU undergraduates give 15 minute talks describing work they performed in research and creativity under the guidance of OSU professors.  For more information http://oregonstate.edu/dept/biochem/ahern/Schedule2013.html, or ahernk@onid.orst.edu

NEW! New Student Picnic: Reserve your ticket for the New Student Picnic on Sept. 26, 5 to 7 p.m., in the MU Quad. The tickets are $7. Get your ticket at: http://connect.oregonstate.edu/new-student-picnic-reservations

NEW! Be Well 5k Walk & Run: Enjoy the start to fall with your friends, colleagues, and Corvallis community members and participate in the free 2013 Be Well 5K Walk & Run (and 1 Mile Walk) on Oct. 11. Register early for a free t-shirt! Interested in volunteering? Learn more here.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Presentation and Open Forum for Office of Equity and Inclusion Associate Director position: OEI invites you to attend candidate presentation and open forum sessions for its  Associate Director, Equal Opportunity, Compliance, and Conflict Resolution position. Sept. 23, 1:15-2:45 p.m., MU 206;  Sept. 24, 1:15-2:45p.m., MU 211; Sept. 26, 1:15-2:45 p.m., MU 211; Oct. 1, 1:15-2:45 p.m., MU 211.

NEW! Cayuse Administrative User Training:  Wednesday, Sept. 25,  2-3 p.m. in MU 211. For more information, 541-737-4933 or email sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Racial profiling workshop: Sociology Professor Emily Drew of Willamette University and Joshua Bilbrew, Program Director of Willamette Academy, will be presenting “Beyond Trayvon: Expanding the Conversation About Racial Profiling.”  The workshop is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will take place at the Adair Village Clubhouse in Corvallis. The Employers Partnership for Diversity workshops are free to OSU faculty and staff.

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.

News for Employees

NEW!  Now Accepting Applications for Linn/Benton Master Gardener Program: The 2014 program runs through Jan. 9 – March 20, every Thursday. Trainings are held in Tangent. The Master Gardener program is a volunteer program; however, there is a $120 fee for instruction and materials. To apply, please download application materials for Linn or Benton County, or stop by the Extension Office.

NEW! Employees attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Sept. 25 to submit the application for employees 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! The Division of International Programs has moved: International Programs (IP) is located in the University Plaza, as of Sept. 4. University Plaza is across the street from the International Living-Learning Center (ILLC) on 1600 SW Western Blvd. International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) and International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) are located in Suite 130 of University Plaza, which can be accessed via the south entrance to the building. International Scholar and Faculty Services (ISFS) is located in Suite 190, on the west side of the building.  Some members of the IP team and the ISAS team will remain in the ILLC.

Recreational Sports– Membership Expiration & Renew Today: Annual, 9-month, Summer Term and Summer Half-Term memberships (and lockers) purchased in 2012-2013 expire Friday, Sept. 27. Renew your membership today! Annual and 9-month memberships (and lockers) are available for purchase via payroll deduction! Questions? Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator.

Faculty/staff workshops: Faculty and staff are invited to register for fall term workshops, presented by the Center for Learning & Organizational Development and  partners. Workshops include supervisor/manager training, new employee orientation, customer service and conflict management training. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/training/registration to see program details and register. Participation is free to OSU employees.

Recreational Sports Alternate Hours Sept. 16 – 18:  To accommodate our over 400 student employees returning to Recreational Sports, we will be holding our annual staff training in Dixon Recreation Center and Dixon Recreation Center will open at noon on Sept. 16, 17 & 18.  McAlexander Fieldhouse will be open and available for recreation during this short closure. Please contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, with questions.

NSF – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI): The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – MRI program. The MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-mri. Information: Debbie Delmore debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission Deadline: Oct. 7.

General Research Fund (GRF) Fall 2013: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Fall 2013 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Oct. 14.

Recreational Sports & PEBB Exercise Benefit Information : While Recreational Sports is still waiting to hear that our facility is approved for the Exercise Rewards Program, we are optimistic that we will gain approval and will be ready to move forward in supporting Faculty, Staff and their PEBB-eligible spouse/partner to redeem the $15/month (each) exercise benefit reimbursement when the program begins on Oct. 1. Please check the Recreational Sports website for more information in the coming weeks.

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

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

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

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. 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.

Monroe Ave: To provide a safe working area for crews removing a dying maple tree and tree pruning work required to remove deadwood on three maple trees along the south side of Monroe. Monroe Ave and the sidewalks on the south side of Monroe Ave between Kearney Hall and 12th Street will be closed to all traffic. from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 16.  Signage and traffic control will be in place. Sidewalk closures will continue intermittently through Sept. 19.

Jefferson Street: Due to excavation work being done, parts of Jefferson Street will be closed Sept. 16-20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lower campus: Due to advancing decay three dying trees will be removed from Lower Campus during the week of Sept. 15. The trees include: a European White Birch, a Big Leaf Maple, and an Incense Cedar. Due to advanced decay at the base of the Maple and Birch trees and dying terminal branches due to bronze birch borer these trees present a risk of whole tree failure. The cedar tree has extensive terminal dieback and poses the risk of branch failure and eventual trunk failure as it progresses. For safety the university intends to have these three trees removed before students return for the Fall session of school. Work will begin Sept. 15 at 7 a.m., and should be completed by 5 p.m. Sept. 16.

Memorial Place: Due to tree pruning to remove dead wood from trees on the south side of Weniger Hall, service spaces and sidewalks on the east side of Memorial Place from Campus Way north to Weniger Hall will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 16.

Plageman and Kelley: To provide a safe working area for tree pruning and remove dead wood on the south side of the building sidewalks between Plageman and Kelley will be closed to all traffic beginning 7 a.m., Sept. 17 and ending 5 p.m., Sept. 19.

Black Cultural Center house relocation: Starting Sept. 13, area around the Black Cultural Center will be fenced off in preparation for the relocation of the current structure. That relocation will take place Sept. 20-21. This project will be well marked with signage & traffic control.  Signage will be posted on vehicles parked in the route plan prior to the move date.


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

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.

Extension Family and Community Health (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences)is accepting applications for one part-time (approximately 16 hours per week), academic year (9 month)  Education Project Assistant position. This position is located in Roseburg, Oregon.  Posting # 0011299. Closes Sept. 16.

The Child Development Lab is accepting applications for a part-time (.50 FTE) 9 month Instructor/Family Advocate position for OSU’s Head Start Prekindergarten Program.  The position requires bilingual Spanish/English language skills. Posting #0011294. Apply by Sept. 18 for full consideration. Closes Oct. 4.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the university’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Sept. 16.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0011033 no later than Sept. 20.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Extension Family and Community Health (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences) is accepting application for one part-time (approximately 18 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1. This position will be located in Myrtle Point, Oregon. Posting # 0011302. Closes Sept. 18.

Extension Family and Community Health (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences) is accepting applications for one part-time (approximately 18 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position.  This position will be located in Myrtle Point, Oregon.  Posting # 0011301. Closes Sept. 20.

Clackamas County Extension Service  is accepting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 1 position.  This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon.  Posting # 0011297. Closes Sept. 20.

Associate Director of Administrative Computing  – Information Services – Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director of Administrative Computing position. Posting # 0011270. Closes Sept 20.

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.

Accountant 1:  Campus Operations has an opening for one part-time, .75 FTE, Accountant 1.  This position will provide accounting support to Printing & Mailing Services, Surplus Property, and Motor Pool. This position focuses on providing database processing to charge printing & mailing services or distribute surplus property revenue to internal and external customers. Other responsibilities include account reconciliation, organizing inventory counts, accounts receivable collections, and other duties as assigned by supervisor. Posting # 0011300  Closes Sept. 23.

The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 2 position.  Posting #0011305. Closes Sept. 23.

Oregon State University (OSU) – Cascades, in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Computer Science Instructor. The person in this position is assigned to work at Oregon State University-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting #11250. For full consideration apply by Sept. 23. Closes Jan. 31, 2014.

The Graduate School is seeking a Graduate Student Services Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011332. For full consideration apply by Sept. 27. Closes Oct. 4.

Financial Aid/Scholarship Assistant Director – The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Financial Aid/Scholarship Assistant Director position. Posting #0011325. Closes Sept 29.

Management Analyst 1 – The University Business Affairs Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Management Analyst 1 position. Posting #0011333. Closes Sept. 30.

Compliance Officer-Athletics and Eligibility, Assistant Registrar – The Office of the Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Compliance Officer-Athletics and Eligibility, Assistant Registrar position. Posting #0011322. Closes Sept 30.

Douglas County Extension Office is seeking application for one part-time (approximately 16 hours per week) Office Specialist 1 position. This position will be located in Roseburg, Oregon.  Posting # 0011318, Closes Oct. 1.

Manager-Finance and Accounting – The Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time, 12-month fixed-term Finance and Accounting Manager position. Posting # 0011307.  Closes Oct. 6.

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator – The Environmental Health Science Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator position. Posting #0011309. Closes Oct. 20.

Douglas County Extension Office is seeking an Office Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Posting # 0011319. Closes Oct. 21.

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 College of Forestry is recruiting for a Professor and Department Head, in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES).  The College of Forestry seeks an established and broad thinking scholar, an effective and inspiring leader, and a highly competent administrator for this position.  FES is an energized and interdisciplinary department containing leading scholars whose expertise ranges from the biophysical to the social sciences, from policy to ethics.  Posting #0011321.  Closes Nov. 15.

Regional Network Director – OSU Alumni Association invites applications for a full-time, alumni relations professional to develop, lead and manage regional volunteer networks and alumni programs in Oregon (other than Portland) and Boise, ID. Position description and application info at: www.osualum.com/jobs


Corvallis: Well last week was certainly summery but fall is now pushing its way to the forefront. We’ll have gray skies and a chance of showers most of the week (with the exception of Thursday), with highs ranging from 65 to 79 and lows in the mid 50s.

Central Oregon: We’ll be bouncing between sunny and showery skies all week, with highs in the mid 60s to upper 70s, and lows in the 40s.

Newport: Rainy with highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s, except Thursday, which should be sunny with a high near 70.

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

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