OSU Today

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 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.

OSU researchers making strides in new treatment for ‘superbugs’ (OPB)

Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions published a paper this week about a new kind of antibiotic that could treat these drug-resistant bacteria, sometimes called superbugs. (see also Science DailyOregonianInfection Control Today)

ShakeOut campaign tries to shake residents’ complacency about earthquake risk (Register-Guard)

Though they certainly can’t predict an earthquake, Oregon State University scientists last year reported that, based on past earthquake patterns, the southern half of the Oregon coast has a 40 percent chance of being hit with a large quake in the next 50 years.

Virus may be causing deadly coral ‘white plague’ in Caribbean (NBC News)

White plague is characterized by rapid tissue loss, which exposes the white skeleton of the coral. “White plague is not that difficult to tell apart from other coral diseases,” said Nitzan Soffer, a microbiologist at Oregon State University and lead author of the new study.

No corner of the ocean safe from global warming (Summit County Citizens Voice)

“Other studies have looked at small-scale impacts, but this is the first time that we’ve been able to look the entire world ocean and how co-occurring stressors will differentially impact the earth’s dive (see also International Science TimesScience Daily)

Fever in the forest (Earth Island)

“Swiss needle cast does not kill trees, it just slows growth,” says Jeff Stone, a plant pathologist and professor at Oregon State University. The conventional wisdom was wrong. Stone and his colleagues eventually concluded that the pathogen that had always been present at low levels in the Pacific Northwest had turned into a full-blown disease outbreak.

Oregon updates publication on protecting bees from pesticides (The Grower)

The Oregon State University Extension Service has has revised its publication, “How to Reduce Bee Poisonings from Pesticides,” in light of recent bumble bee deaths. (see also AgProfessionalSeedQuest)

MIM Diodes pave way for higher speed circuits (Defense Electronics Magazine)

Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) have made advances in metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diodes that could eventually render silicon-based integrated circuits (ICs) obsolete, at least for extremely high-speed, high-frequency applications.

Nature author to appear at OSU on Saturday (Gazette-Times)

Robin Kimmerer will read from her new book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium.

OSU oceanography dean to speak at ARCS Foundation (Oregonian)

Mark Abbott, dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, will give the keynote speech at the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation scholars luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Portland.

OSU Press publishes book on salmon by acclaimed biologist (Albany Tribune)

In a new book published by the Oregon State University Press, Lichatowich outlines a plan for salmon recovery based on the lessons he has learned during his long career.

Ecology warns ranchers on pollution (Capital Press)

The foundation has recruited retired Oregon State University rangeland ecology and management extension specialist John Buckhouse to visit ranches and farms and provide an expert opinion whether a farm operation has a substantial potential to pollute.

Garden on your windowsill (Forest Grove News-Times)

This scenario could be yours by cultivating a container herb garden in your kitchen this fall, said Weston Miller, horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Man stakes claim to UK’s first black tomatoes (Western Morning News)

Black tomatoes are believed to have been developed at Oregon State University, in America, and are the first in the world to contain anthocyanins, an antioxidant thought to have a number of health benefits.


International Films: The fifth International Film Festival is Oct. 14-20 at the Darkside Cinema in downtown Corvallis. Sponsored by OSU’s School of Language, Culture, and Society, admission is free but tickets are required. The full schedule is at: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/slcs/sites/default/files/iffprogram3.pdf

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 St. 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.

Faculty forum on OSU Divestment out of fossil fuel companies: This one hour (brown bag) noon-time forum will examine the upcoming proposed resolution to the faculty related to the OSU Foundation divestment out of fossil fuel investments. Meetings take place at noon Oct 16, Gilkey 109; Oct 21, Strand 111; Oct 24, Womens Building 210; Oct 31, Kidder 128. The proposed (draft) resolution that will be the subject of discussion and vote by the Faculty Senate later in the quarter.

TAC Webinar: Google Apps for Instructors Basics: with Victor Yee (Ecampus); Lynn Greenough (TAC). Want to know what Google Apps for Education are all about? Join our 50 minute webinar to learn the basics about using and sharing information in Google, and find out how you can get started. Questions welcome.  Oct 16; 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/13ZH5KZ

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar:  Joel Baker, University of Washington, Tacoma, will be presenting a seminar – “Marine Microplastic Pollution: Navigating the Waters of a Rapidly-Emerging Environmental Issue with Alfred E. Neuman and Chicken Little,” Oct. 16, 2 p.m., in Ag Life Sciences 4001 .

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at Oregon State University: Defining the Path Forward – OSU engaged in a comprehensive self-study of equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts university-wide during the 2011-2012 year. The result is a set of recommendations that will make OSU a model equitable, inclusive, and diverse university. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 3-4:30 p.m., MU 208. Contact 541-737-3556 for accommodations.

Parent support group: A Student Parent Support Group takes place Oct. 16, 3-4 p.m. in MU Journey Room. For more information visit: oregonstate.edu/childcare

NEW! Seminar on Stewardship Ecology: The Andrews Forest LTER and the Spring Creek Project will be hosting a seminar by F. Stuart Chapin, III (Terry), titled, “Stewardship ecology: Research and actions to move the planet toward sustainability.”  Chapin is Professor Emeritus of Ecology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Oct. 16, 4-5 p.m., in Richardson Hall 313.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Stephen DiFazio, Department of Biology, West Virginia University, will present a seminar “Population Genomics of Populus trichocarpa” on Wednesday, Oct 16, 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

“Water & Plastic Mulch: People, Prosperity, and the Planet,” , Oct. 16, 4 p.m., room 102, Owen Hall, Oregon State University. OSU researcher Mary Santelmann will present the Fall Water Resource Seminar. The theme of this year’s series is “Human Dimensions of Water.”

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: Robert K. Cowen, director, Hatfield Marine Science Center; Professor, CEOS, OSU, will speak on “ISIIS: A new window to assess the predator/prey environment for larval stages of fish Oct. 16, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

Climate-Change Technologies and the Volatilizing of American Literary Regionalism: In this talk, Ray Malewitz explores the ways that climate change and climate-change infrastructural technologies such as wind turbines, solar farms, and underground water pipelines alter these relationships in contemporary regional fiction. Oct 16, 4 p.m.,  MU 206.

Winter Blues: Conquering the Winter Blues, a presentation as part of National Work & Family Month, Oct. 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in MU 213. For more information visit: oregonstate.edu/admin/hr

Constantine and God: An Imperial Agent for the Christian Divinity: Charles Odahl will survey the reign of Constantine I, the first Christian emperor, and examine how he developed and became the model for Byzantine emperors in the Greek east and for European kings in the Latin west over the next millennium. Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Milam Auditorium.

Upcoming events

NEW! Music à la Carte: Thunder Egg Consort, Anthea Kreston, violin; Kenji Bunch, viola; Jason Duckles, cello, and Monica Ohuchi, piano.  Friday, Oct. 18, noon, MU Lounge. For more information: oregonstate.edu/cla/music/music-la-carte-concert-series

NEW! Book reading: Robin Kimmerer will read from her new book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants,” on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium. She’ll be joined by poet Alison Hawthorne Deming for an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of OSU Spring Creek Project’s Long-Term Ecological Reflections program. The program is free and open to all.

NEW! CPHHS Homecoming Trivia Bowl – Team up with your colleagues, classmates, friends and family at the CPHHS’ Homecoming Trivia Bowl from 3–5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Hallie Ford Center. Vote for your favorite healthy recipe created by your peers, then stay for some trivia fun with local icon Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show! Visit health.oregonstate.edu/homecoming for more info.

OSU Libraries Fall Workshop Series starts with Data Management, EndNote, EndNote Web, Mendeley, & Zotero sessions: The Fall 2013 OSU Libraries Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series kicks off with citation manager and data management sessions in Week 3: Mendeley (Oct. 17), and EndNote (Oct. 17). For workshop registration and more session information, visit http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops

Flu Shot Clinic for Students/Faculty/Staff: Thursday, Oct. 17, in the MU Journey Room, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $15 (charged to student account). Faculty/Staff: $27 (charged to PEBB Providence Insurance or by cash, check, debit/credit). Bring OSU ID card and Providence or PacificSource insurance cards. Limited amounts of FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu. All students who get vaccinated may enter a drawing for $5 gift certificates to MU Retail Food Service.

Wind ensemble:  Poema Alpestra: The OSU Wind Ensemble, Thursday, Oct. 17 – 7:30 p.m.   LaSells Stewart Center.  Tickets: $10 at door. K-12, OSU students, staff, faculty free with ID. Information: bands.oregonstate.edu

Susan Matson retirement celebration: After more than 39 years working for Oregon State University, most of it with College of Business, Susan Matson will be retiring. On Friday, Oct. 18, there will be a celebration in her honor in Bexell Hall Room 202 from 3-5 p.m. (official toasts at 3:30 p.m.). Please help the College of Business celebrate your great colleague and help her start the next chapter of life.

Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives Brewery Crawl: Oregon has a rich beer history and recently OSU Libraries created the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives to help capture and preserve it. To celebrate Oregon Archives Month, OHBA has organized a downtown brewery crawl and talks on local brewing history on Oct. 19. Visit the Oregon Archives Month page (http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/archivesmonth.html) for your crawl guide, event details, and information about registration. Contact Tiah Edmunson-Morton at 541-737-7387 or tiah.edmunson-morton@oregonstate.edu with questions.

Rulemaking hearing: OSU will hold a rulemaking hearing on Friday, Dec. 6, to set or change fees and charges for services from Jan. 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014. A list of these fees and charges may be viewed in the Valley Library on the OSU campus under call number PERM 006. For more information, including a copy of the proposed rule, and to make accommodation requests related to a disability, contact Beth Giddens, Senior Paralegal, Office of the General Counsel, beth.giddens@oregonstate.edu.The hearing will begin at 1 p.m. in MU 206 and is open to the public.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! School of Public Policy lecture: On Friday, Oct. 18 from noon-1:30 p.m. in Bexell 102, the School of Public Policy hosts Alfredo Burlando (University of Oregon Dept. of Economics), who will present “Power Outages, Power Externalities, and Baby Booms.”

NEW! Zoology seminar:  Jérémie Vidal-Dupiol ,OSU Zoology, postdoc (Weis Lab) will speak on “Coral stress responses to global changes, from transcriptome to epigenome,” Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m, ALS 4001.

NEW! Department of Food Science and Technology fall seminar: J. Antonio Torres, Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, will speak on “Risk Assessment Applications to Process Design and Shelf-life Assessment” Oct. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wiegand 132.

NEW! The Key to Better Health is in Your Hands: OSU Extension Service, Linn/Benton Family and Community health class, Oct. 22, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn to manage your own chronic disease, whatever it is. What can we do to help our quality of life and what are  local resources that can make a positive difference in life. Benton County Extension Service, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis.  Call 541-766-6750 to register.

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning’s Fall Symposium: You’re Invited to CTL’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 24, held at the Memorial Union. You can register for anything from a single hour-long session to a full day exploring the symposium’s three tracks: Promoting Learning, Ensuring Rigor, and Supporting Inquiry. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/fall-teaching-symposium.

TAC Workshop:  Getting to Know Hitachi StarBoards with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn the basics of how the Hitachi Starboard electronic whiteboard system works. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the functionality of the board and introduce ideas of how it might be effectively utilized in the classroom.  Oct. 17, 10-10:50 a.m., Waldo 320B.  Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1gbDHzu

The Ethics of De-extinction:  With recent advances in genetics and synthetic biology, there now appears to be a plausible pathway for reviving species that have been extinct for decades, centuries, or even millennia.   Ronald Sandler (Northeastern) will discuss the social, ethical, and ecological aspects of de-extinction and ask whether it is something that we ought to pursue. Oct. 17, 11 a.m., MU Council Room.

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.

The Ocean Observatories Initiative: 24/7 data from the Endurance Array: At the Oct. 17 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Bob Collier will discuss the deployment of the nation’s most ambitious ocean observing system. Triad meets in the Agriculture Science Room at the La Sells Stewart Center, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

TAC Webinar:  Improving PowerPoint Slide Design with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). This webinar is designed to help instructors improve and beautify the visual look of their slide design in order to better support teaching and learning.  Oct. 17, 3-3:50 p.m.  Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1gbDJrc

Fall graduate student seminar:  Science in Advocacy; What the Data Tells Us, Oct. 17, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Richardson 313.

Getting to the root of the cleanup: Using plant-based “phyto” to polish your waste and stormwater:  Louis Licht, President and Founder of Ecolotree, will be giving a seminar on phytoremediation, which is the use of plants to remove contaminants in polluted soil or water. Come hear about why OSU is especially poised to address plant treated wastewater.  Oct. 17, 4 – 5 p.m. in ALS 4000.

Resume:  Can You Pass the 10 Second Rule?   Writing a stellar resume can be challenging!  Learn how to grab the employer’s interest in 10 seconds! Lea McLeod from Degrees of Transition LLC will present on Oct. 18  from 11 a.m. to noon in the OSU Valley Library:  Willamette East & West.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Speech Communication Colloquium: Trischa Goodnow will present “Light from the Middle East: The Real vs. the Imagined in Contemporary Photography” on Friday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 5 p.m., in Shepard Hall 106. This research, an analysis of a photography exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, draws implications about photographs, rhetoric, imagination, and reality.

Job Search Strategies:  Increase your confidence and effectiveness by learning productive strategies to search for internships and jobs.  Loni Hartman from Bridgetown Printing and Jean Rupiper from Fast Enterprises will present on Monday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 3 p.m. in OSU Library:  Willamette East & West.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Wellness Workshop: Refuel-Nutrition Basics for Active People: Learn to eat right to increase productivity and enjoyment of workouts. Get the facts and myths around nutrition and physical activity. Sample healthy recipes. Free to OSU community. Tuesday Oct. 22; 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dixon lower classroom. Register at: oregonstate.edu/recsports/wellnessworkshop

Women in technology workshop: From College to Careers – Workshop for Women in Technology. Featuring a panel of dynamic women in technology. They will share their insights on technology careers and reveal how to go after the job of your dreams and get it. Network with peers, professionals and panelists. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. registration, 2:30 p.m. event. CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom. Register here: http://www.netappsled.com/OSU/osuReg.php

NASA Student Symposium: The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium will host the 2013 NASA Student Symposium on Friday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Ag Science Room. The Symposium features posters and presentations by student interns, scholars, and research teams.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information, http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/student-symposium.

News for Employees

NEW! Gun salute: The memorial service for Pvt. Cody James Patterson will be held at LaSells Stewart Center on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.  Near the end of the service there will be a 21-gun salute.  The Office of Public Safety wanted the OSU community to be aware of the noise event.

NEW! Recreational Sports – payroll deduction: All payroll deduction forms for Recreational Sports memberships are due to Recreational Sports by Friday, Nov. 1. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to use payroll deduction to purchase your membership. Forms can be found by clicking here. Please contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, with questions.

NEW! Oregon Drive Less Challenge: Oct. 21 – Nov. 1. Track your trips by bike, bus, walking, carpool/vanpool and teleworking to help us eliminate a half-million vehicle miles statewide! Our goal here in Benton, Linn and Lincoln Counties is 78,000 miles. Sign up or log in at www.DriveLessConnect.com and click “Calendar” in the top blue bar to track your trips on your private calendar.You can win a Kindle, a $500 cash card, and much more. All the details are at: www.DriveLessConnect.com/Challenge/Prizes.

Cheese sale: Beaver Classic cheese is available for purchase every Friday during Fall Term from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the OSU Creamery, Withycombe 159.

National Work & Family Month: Last Day to Register for Beaver Strides at Student Health Services is Friday Oct. 18. For more information visit: studenthealth.oregonstate.edu.

Faculty development fund: Applications for the L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund are due Oct. 31. The L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund provides individual faculty members with grants of up to $2,200 for professional development activities that have a clear connection to the enhancement of teaching and student learning at OSU. Two grants for a maximum of $4,400 may be considered for exceptionally compelling and well-written proposals. Academic advising-related proposals are welcome. Applications and guidelines are available at: http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/grants

Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is Oct. 28 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU Fall 2013.  Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For additional information, please visit:  http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

OUS Code of Ethics: It’s the time of year to remind OSU staff involved in any aspect of purchasing or decision-making pertaining to supplier selection to review and complete the OUS Code of Ethics statement. Directions on utilizing this OUS online tool are on the PaCS website:  http://pacs.oregonstate.edu/ethics. Every year significant resources are utilized addressing issues pertaining to potential conflicts of interests and ethics concerns. For questions contact Kelly Kozisek in Procurement and Contract Services at 737-2067 or kelly.kozisek@oregonstate.edu

Faculty Senate Elections – Faculty with Split Appointments: Non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between units may choose one to be apportioned for Senate purposes. This choice will determine Senate representation. Faculty who do not select one will be placed at the discretion of the Faculty Senate Office. Contact faculty.senate@oregonstate.edu by noon on Oct. 18 to indicate with which unit you wish to be apportioned. Provide the units you are split between, and the unit with which you prefer to be apportioned; please indicate ‘Split Appointment’ in the Subject line.

Faculty Senate Elections – Opportunity to Decline Senator Nomination:
All faculty represented by the Faculty Senate (academic, research and professional) are eligible during the Fall 2013 elections to be elected to a Senator position and represent faculty in their apportionment unit, unless they are a current Senator. Faculty wishing to decline to have their name placed on the nomination ballot should contact faculty.senate@oregonstate.edu no later than noon on Nov. 5. Please indicate ‘Decline Nomination’ in the Subject line.

PEBB Exercise Rewards Program: Recreational Sports and Faculty-Staff Fitness are both approved for the Exercise Rewards Program. This means that PEBB-eligible faculty/staff and their spouse/domestic partner are each eligible for a $15/month reimbursement reward for engaging in physical activity at least 12 times/month. Mix and match with Recreational Sports and Faculty-Staff Fitness to meet your requirements. Get all of the details from the Recreational Sports website and the Faculty Staff Fitness 

Getting around on Campus: There are many exciting construction projects underway across campus, and OSU’s Capital Planning and Development team has created a web page with construction traffic information to help everyone get around campus during this construction.  Your safety is our number one concern; please check out the information, which includes a construction traffic route map and safety tips, at http://campusops.oregonstate.edu/construction.

Child Care subsidy: Applications for the Faculty/Staff Friend-Raisers Child Care Subsidy, are due on Friday, Oct. 18. Forms are available in the Office Of Childcare and Family Resources, 151 Snell, or online at: http://oregonstate.edu/childcare/paying-child-care

Traffic and Maintenance

Fairbanks: Vacuum excavation for a new water line along the sidewalk north of Fairbanks Hall will require an approximate 4-week sidewalk closure.  ADA access to Fairbanks Hall will remain open by using the south-accessed (at Jefferson Street) parking lot on the west side of Fairbanks.  The two ADA parking spaces and lift for the building will be available for the duration of the sidewalk closure, Oct. 21-Nov. 25.

Jefferson Way: Jefferson Way from 15th St to 26th St will experience delays Monday – Friday during class change times.  Traffic will be stopped hourly from 15 til to 5 after the hour.  These delays are a safety measure to protect the students and staff (pedestrians) during construction of the Student Experience Center.  We are asking all people who drive this area as a short cut through campus to use an alternate route.  Also, any people scheduling deliveries be aware of these delay times and try to schedule deliveries at the bottom of the hour.


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

The Office of the Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant to the Registrar position. Posting # 0011441. Closes Oct. 16.

Accountant 2 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 2 position (internal to OSU employees only). Posting # 0011443.  Closes Oct 16.

Coordinator, Community Outreach – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Coordinator, Community Outreach position. Posting # 0011384. Closes Oct 17.

Associate Director-Transportation Solutions:  OSU Campus Operations is accepting applications for a full-time Professional Faculty position.  The individual in this position will be responsible for developing and maintaining a dynamic, sustainable, data-driven long-range plan and comprehensive mission to meet the growing and evolving transportation and parking needs of OSU. This position will direct and coordinate the efforts of the Motor Pool and Transit and Parking Services (TaPS) managers for planning, organization, direction, budget, capital assets, contractual obligations and administration of transportation for the OSU campus.  Posting #0011431 Closes Oct. 18.

Advisor-The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for an Academic Advisor, full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position.  Provide advising support for undergraduate Environmental Sciences majors who are enrolled either on campus or through Oregon State University’s Ecampus. Posting #0011416. For full consideration apply by Oct. 20.

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.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator– The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0011435. Closes Oct. 21.

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.

Office Specialist 2– The OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011449. Closes Oct. 22.

The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011419.  Closes Oct. 22.

Tillamook County Extension Office is accepting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. This position will be located in Tillamook, Oregon. Posting #0011412. Closes Oct. 25.

The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University is seeking an Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 12-month, professorial faculty position. This position will serve Malheur County. This position is 0.75 FTE tenure-track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed-term funding. To apply, visit Posting #0011413. Posting closes Oct. 30.

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is currently recruiting for a 1.00 FTE fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant, Posting # 0011200.  Closes Oct. 31.

Research Coordinator.  OSU Zoology Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position PISCO-ODFW Marine Science Integration Researcher for a two-year project.  This is a new position that will serve as a formal bridge between Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program and the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. Posting #0011408.  For full consideration: apply by Oct. 31.

Information Technology Manager  – The Office of Enrollment Management invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term Information Technology Manager position. Posting # 0011421. Closes Oct 31.

OSU Extended Campus is seeking a Project Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011474. Closes Nov. 3.

The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in the in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture. This position will serve Benton, Lane and Linn Counties, with primary responsibility for community horticulture. The primary work station will be either Benton or Linn County Extension office and will be determined in consultation with the West Central Regional Administrator. Posting # 0011448. Closes Nov. 3.

The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice. This position is located in McMinnville. This is a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture. This position will serve Yamhill County with primary responsibility for community horticulture. Posting # 0011447. Closes Nov. 3.

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:  Oh October sunshine, we’re gonna miss you when you’re gone. But it won’t happen this week, because we’ve still got more blue skies ahead of us. Sunny after areas of patchy fog today. High of 66 and a low of 40. Much of the same for Thursday.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 61 and a low of 30. Sunny again tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny after areas of morning fog. High of 61, low of 46. Sunny again tomorrow.

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

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