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Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

Today in the News Media

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

Oregon’s native oyster, reborn (Portland Monthly)

In July, Oregon State University researchers received $250,000 to breed an acid-resilient commercial oyster. The Olympias are too small-scale for that research to apply to them, but they may have an advantage—they spawn in the spring and fall, avoiding summertime’s peak acidity. If so, this little local might just outwit the elements, to the delight of oyster connoisseurs.

Oregon Senate confirms nominations of 14 OSU trustees (Albany Tribune)

The Oregon Senate has formally approved the nominations of 14 members of the first Board of Trustees at Oregon State University.

Ethnic identification helps Latina adolescents resist media barrage of body images (Science Daily)

“We’re in a perfect storm of dissatisfaction,” said Elizabeth Daniels, an assistant professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University-Cascades. (see also News-Medical)

Another revenue stream (AgInfo)

When you see a vineyard you see wine. But now USDA researchers are finding ways to turn the pulp, seed, and stem from crushed wine grapes into value added products. Yanyun Zhao of Oregon State University Extension explains.

Editorial: Research bears out growers’ beliefs (Bend Bulletin)

Bulb onions, you see, are cured in the field before they’re ever sent to market, a process that an Oregon State University scientist has found leaves the onions E. coli free. In addition, the papery outer skin is virtually always removed before the onions are eaten.

Muscle pain that turns off statin users can result from interaction with other drugs (Drug Topics)

“Statins are life-saving medications, and prevention of CHD-related events can’t be avoided if patients discontinue their use,” said Matthew K. Ito, PharmD, FCCP, FNLA, CLS, professor of pharmacy practice, OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy, and president of the National Lipid Association, which funded the study.

Biodiversity as protection goal in environmental risk assessment for EU agro-ecosystems (EFSA)

Finally, Paul Jepson, from Oregon State University, examined “The role of population modelling in the assessment of recovery in ERA”, using case studies from the USA to illustrate how farmers can limit pesticide use and reduce the area of impact of pesticides in agricultural landscapes

Today

NEW! Clothing Swap: What better way to get ready for the New Year than with an updated wardrobe? Women and men, come to the Women’s Center Clothing Swap Monday through Thursday at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Friday at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Women’s Center. Bring and/or take gently worn clothing and accessories. More info here.

Reduce Your Risk for Sprains and Strains:  Free Safety In Motion® (SIM4®) training will help you rethink the way you reach, lift, carry, push and pull and provide techniques proven to reduce physical stress and strain, boost balance and strength, and improve productivity. Dec. 3, 9 a.m., Oak Creek Building Room 201.   Space limited – Register now http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=6.

President’s Winter Coffee: On Tues., Dec. 3, from 9:30-11 a.m., OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to take a break before finals for holiday treats and gourmet coffee. Join President and Mrs. Edward J. Ray in celebration and conversation at the Memorial Union Lounge. We will be taking non-perishable food items or monetary donations to benefit OSU’s Food Pantry.

UHDS Executive Director Candidate Open Forum Presentation – University Housing & Dining Services invites the public to attend our final candidate’s 30-minute presentation.  Topic: Talk about a time you had to initiate, develop and deliver a strategic organization-wide project that included both partners across campus and community-wide. How did you inspire multiple constituencies to “buy in” to the vision and plan?  Dan Larson – OSU, Tuesday, Dec 3, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the MU 211 American Indian Room.

Breakfast discussion: Can breakfast work for you?  Come hear nutrition students present on the benefits of breakfast. Learn how it can help you stay focused and healthy. Dec. 3, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., McNary Dining Hall, Timberline Room. Free to students and staff.

Candidate for Director of the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning: Monica Cardella, associate professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University, will give a public talk and open forum from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Kidder 202 and streaming at http://live.oregonstate.edu; Tuesday Dec. 3: Open forum/discussion with candidate open to all faculty, staff and students in Furman 201G at 11a.m. to noon. More info at http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/director-candidates-Dec-2013

Hybrid Faculty Showcase: Learn more about hybrid (“blended”) teaching and learning.  Hybrid faculty learning community participants will present design approaches and selected elements from their planned hybrid courses. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Milam 215.  Refreshments served Please register to reserve a seat.

Associate director of Enterprise Computing Services finalists: Enterprise Computing Services is hosting finalists for the Associate Director position next week. Forum sessions and finalists are: Lance Duddlesten, Dec. 2, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m., Memorial Union 208; Srini Gotety, Dec. 3, 2013, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m., Valley Library, Third Floor – Willamette Rooms.

NEW! From Biopower to Infopower?: Colin Koopman (UO) will use examples such as mass surveillance, finance capitalism, and big data to illustrate that contemporary political theory needs to be able to move beyond Michel Foucault’s analyses of biopower towards the intersection between information and power, dubbed infopower. Dec. 3,  3 p.m., Milam Hall, 319.

Horticulture Seminar Series: Sean Anderson from California State University – Channel Islands will present a seminar on “Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Disaster Zones: The CSUCI-OSU Service Learning Model to Improve Undergraduate Education, Restore Wetlands, and Foster Healthier Communities in Louisiana.” He will speak on Dec. 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. in ALS 4000.

OSU Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night: OSU Beaver Store’s annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5:30-7 p.m.  OSU ID is required for entry.  Enjoy discounts, food, wine, music and prizes.

Experiencing Wine: Lessons for the Enthusiastic Beginner:  Elizabeth Tomasino, Assistant professor of Enology, is offering a two-week accelerated program in wine evaluation and tasting. The program begins on Dec. 3 in Wiegand 238 at 6:30 p.m.  Registration is $250, with a 10% discount for OSU faculty and staff.  For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HdCCtn. Pre-registration is required.

Upcoming events

NEW! The 33rd Annual Holiday Marketplace: A festive event featuring over 60 Oregon Artisans selling handmade crafts, fine art & specialty foods takes place Dec. 6-7 in the MU Ballroom. There will also be live performances from local talent throughout the 2-day event.  http://mu.oregonstate.edu/craftcenter/holiday-marketplace

Watercolor Wellness Wednesdays: Come explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Open to students, staff and faculty. Dec. 4.,11 a.m. to 1 p.m., OSU Craft Center.

Welcome Waggers therapy dogs return to Valley Library: Feeling stressed?  Relax with some dogs at the library. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to Valley Library’s Autzen Classroom, on the 2nd floor, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5, to visit dogs and people from Welcome Waggers, a local therapy dog group.  Free. Sponsored by OSU Libraries and Press.

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.

Happy Birthday Batcheller Hall!  Stop by the main lobby of Batcheller Hall on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. to help celebrate the building’s 100th birthday.  There will be information on the building, and an opportunity to learn more about James H. Batcheller.  Additional details are available at http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/celebrate-batcheller

Comedy: “The King of Spain’s Daughter,” a one-act comedy by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7 in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis. Tickets for the Lab Theatre production are $5 and $3 for students, and $6/$8 for the Majestic. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre.

 Winter Gala: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association invites you to attend the Annual Winter Gala Friday, Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Women’s Building Lobby. Come enjoy a meal prepared by OSU Catering, holiday music by the OSU Choir Ensemble and Silent Auction.  Tickets for raffle baskets provided by the Association of Office Professionals will be sold at the check in table. Proceeds support PFLA professional development workshops and AOP scholarships. RSVP by Dec. 2.

Children’s Holiday Party: The Children’s Holiday Party takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 4 p.m. in the MU.  Children ages 5 – 10 are invited to enjoy entertainment in the MU Lounge provided by OMSI’s Science Circus, followed by crafting stations throughout the MU.  Snacks will be provided, and the event is free of charge.  Register by Dec. 2:  http://oregonstate.edu/mupc//childrens-party.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Fall Water Resource Seminar: Nicole Maness of Willamette Partnership Investing in Conservation will speak on “Market-based approaches to protecting water resources in the US,” Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4 to 5 p.m., Owen Hall 102

NEW! Open Forum: Transportation Solutions invites the public to attend a forum for the Associate Director for Transportation Solutions position. Topic: “Implementing and sustaining successful, integrated transportation solutions for a rapidly growing university while balancing community needs.” Candidate Meredith Williams will speak Dec. 5, 10:15-11 a.m. in the Memorial Union LaRaza Room 208. Q&A to follow each presentation.

NEW! TAC Webinar:  What’s New in Blackboard, with Lynn Greenough.  We are catching up with upgrades to Blackboard! An upgrade over Dec. 20-22 brings us to Service Pack 13. This webinar offers a tour of the new features and improvements in the calendar, assignment grading, tests, discussion boards, and more. Thursday Dec. 5, 10:30-11:20 a.m. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1bxXGGt See highlights on the TAC web page: http://bit.ly/HVZfni  Questions? Contact lynn.greenough@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Fiber presentation: Fiber’s good for you, but why? What kinds?  Can it be healthy AND tasty? Nutrition students present the answers in “Fiber Keeps it Moving,” Dec. 5, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., McNary Dining Hall, Timberline Room. Free.

NEW! Candidate for Director of the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning: Frankie Laanan, professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University, will give two public talks: Dec. 5: Public talk and open forum from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Kidder 202 and streaming at http://live.oregonstate.edu/; Dec. 6: Open forum/discussion with candidate open to all faculty, staff and students in Furman 100,  11 a.m. to noon. More info at  http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/director-candidates-Dec-2013

NEW! Science in Advocacy seminar: Bob Zybach, president of NW Maps Co, will speak on “Spotted Owls and the Spotty Sciences that Spawned Them: 5 Questions” as part of the Fall graduate student seminar, 4 p.m., Dec. 5, Richardson Hall Room 313.

Open Forums for Coordinator, Community Outreach: The campus community is invited to attend candidates’ presentations focusing on “The First 30 Days Game Plan.” Open Forums are Dec. 4-5 from 10:15 to 10:50 a.m. in MU213 and Dec. 6 from 10:15 to 10:50 a.m. in MU211. Position information and candidates’ bio information will be available at the sessions. For accommodations related to disability please contact debby.widony@oregonstate.edu , 541-737-8748.

Oregon Passenger Rail Project discussion: Would you like to see train service improved from Portland to Eugene? A roundtable discussion at OSU has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4, from noon to 1:30 in the Memorial Union Room 206. The OSU chapter of American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is hosting. For more information: www.oregonpassengerrail.org

Hybridize Your Course:  Hands-On Workshop: The number of hybrid courses offered this term at OSU has tripled since last fall.  Interested in teaching a hybrid course?  Looking for resources and support?  This workshop will expose you to effective methods for hybrid course design and delivery, and give you an opportunity to consider how one of your courses might fit a hybrid model.  Please bring your laptop.  Dec. 4, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Milam 215. For information, contact cub.kahn@oregonstate.edu.  Please register to reserve a seat.

Candidate for Director of the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning: Martin Storksdieck, director of the Board on Science Education at National Academy of Sciences, will give two public talks:  Dec. 4: Public talk and open forum from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Kidder 202 and streaming at http://live.oregonstate.edu/; Dec. 5: Open forum/discussion with candidate open to all faculty, staff and students in Furman 201G, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More info at  http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/director-candidates-Dec-2013

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar:  Caren Braby, Marine Resources Program Manager, Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, will speak on “Best available (marine) science” and governmental decision-making: Lessons from the past and hopes for the future,” Dec. 4, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

Accessibility Basics for Electronic Documents: Learn how to make documents accessible to people with disabilities. The session will focus on broad concepts, but also on specific related software features in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro (PDF). We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees who create and maintain documents on public OSU websites are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered Dec. 5.

Director of Oregon Sea Grant Open Forums : Four candidates interviewing for the position of Director of Oregon Sea will give presentations to the campus community and partners on the topic: “The Role of Sea Grant in the Future and Opportunities for Oregon” followed by questions and discussion.  Each presentation will take place at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, in the Library Seminar Room, and will be available to view by Live Stream with chat at, http://live.oregonstate.edu/ , from 3 – 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, Dec. 10, Dec. 18 and Dec. 19.

Diversity workshop: “Welcoming Diversity: Valuing the Differences Among Us” registration is open.  Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., MU 206. This interactive day-long workshop uses the award winning National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) community building model. Facilitated and sponsored by the OSU Campus Coalition Builders, Division of Student Affairs. Details and pre-registration (required) at  http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/85402/.

News for Employees

NEW! Handmade in Oregon X: In connection with the Holiday Marketplace an art exhibit is currently on display in the in the Memorial Union Concourse Gallery Dec. 3-6. The exhibit is comprised of seven artists: Bruce Coblentz, Ginny Gibson, Victor Guschov, Alan Higinbotham, Jennifer Lommers,  Jan Roberts-Dominguez, Cynthia Spencer.  Each of the participating artists will also be participating in the Holiday Marketplace.

NEW! Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Dec. 23 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Winter 2013-2014. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

NEW! Benton County Master Gardeners: The 2014 Master Gardener program is still accepting applications. Apply online at  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/gardening. Master Gardeners are volunteers who receive horticultural training from Oregon State University Extension Specialists, agents and other Master Gardeners, and who want to share their gardening skill and training with others. Deadline is Dec. 4.

NEW! Sundown Towns: In collaboration with the Oregon Multicultural Archives, the students of the course TCE 408H “Sundown Towns in Oregon” have curated a display reflecting on their research process and showcasing their findings. The exhibit can be found on the fifth floor of Valley Library in the display case across from the main elevators and will be up through the end of January. Find out more on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, and visit the Oregon Multicultural Archives

Joy Drive: To make this year’s Joy Drive another success, we would like to invite you to sponsor the children of a student family. Your willingness to support the Joy Drive will bring happiness to many student families this winter. For more information visit: http://oregonstate.edu/childcare/joy-drive. To sign up as a sponsor please email: familyresources@oregonstate.edu.

Recreational Sports – Active & Healthy Holidays: Recreational Sports is now selling Winter Term memberships, valid until March 28. The cost is only $83 for faculty/staff and their affiliates/associates/dependents. Don’t forget, you may qualify for a $15/month reimbursement through PEBB’s Exercise Rewards program! Make your holidays the healthiest yet! Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information.

2013 Charitable Drive: The annual Charitable Fund Drive is one way in which OSU employees can make a measurable difference in the communities we live. The 2013 Charitable Fund Drive at OSU runs through Jan. 31, 2014. You can consolidate all of your normal charitable donations into an easy monthly payroll deduction, and still give directly to the organizations of your choice. Visit the OSU Charitable Fund Drive site at http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/ to give online or send your personalized form to 2013 CFD, 100 LaSells Stewart Center.

Faculty Staff Fitness: Winter Registration for Faculty Staff Fitness classes begins, Dec. 2, Monday. A list of the FSF Winter schedule can be found at,  http://health.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff-fitness. Register early, classes fill fast. There is an extended two week class schedule, running Dec.9-Dec. 20.  Sign up for the two week extension in Langton Hall 123.

NSF – Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – Transformation Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – AGEP-Transformation program. The program supports strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/AGEP-Transformation. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Dec. 9

Call for Nominations: Two community awards recognized yearly at the Peace Breakfast: The Frances Dancy Hooks Award recognizes students, staff or faculty who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “Walks the Talk;” and the Phyllis S. Lee Award honors a member of the OSU community who exemplifies Dr. Lee’s commitment and dedication to social justice and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nominations are due by Dec. 6, 5 p.m.  To find out more information visit: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/community-awards

Business attire sought: OSU MANRRS is seeking donations of ‘lightly used’ professional business attire for the annual Career Wardrobe event, held Feb. 13, 2014 in the MU Ballroom. The event helps OSU students prepare for the winter term career fairs and supports student members attending the MANRRS National Conference. Current donation drop off locations are 137 Strand Agriculture Hall (Stag) and Career Services in B008 Kerr. The Portland Beaver Store is also a donation center which is located at 538 SW 6th Ave.    

NSF – Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS) Letters of Intent: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – FDSS program. The program offers awards for the creation of new tenure-track faculty positions within the intellectual disciplines which comprise the space sciences. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/faculty-development-space-sciences-fdss. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Dec. 2.

International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) has mid-year applications: Do you know an international student who is passionate about sharing their culture and needs financial assistance?  To honor the 30th anniversary of ICSP, we have the unique ability to re-open the International Cultural Service Program scholarship applications to offer a mid-year award to qualified international students. Please encourage students to apply. Applications are due by midnight on Monday, Dec. 2, and awards will be given for Winter and Spring 2014.  Application details can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/international/ICSP/applying.

First-Year Experience Initiative website: The first-year experience initiative leadership is pleased to announce the launch of the FYE website. The website is designed to provide faculty and staff with information on the various focus areas of this initiative and share the research and data that motivates this work. The FYE leadership will update this website as different components of the initiative are implemented and assessed.

Traffic and Maintenance

Sackett Place: Due to continued work at the new Classroom Building site, Sackett Place will be closed through Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

Jobs

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

Grants and Contracts Coordinator – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants and Contracts Coordinator position. Posting #0011610. Closes Dec. 3.

Manager – Marketing & Customer Service: Printing & Mailing invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month position.  Posting #0011652. Closes Dec. 6.

Executive Assistant to the Dean – The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position.  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu  Posting #0011618.  For full consideration apply by Dec. 3.

Marketing and Customer Service Manager: Printing and Mailing invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Marketing and Customer Service Manager position.  This position reports to the Associate Director of P&M, and provides leadership for the customer service team at the Cascade Hall and the Xpress Stop, located in the MU.  Posting #0011652 Closes Dec. 6.

Accountant 1 – Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 (Payroll) position. Posting #0011641. Closes Dec. 6.

Assistant to the School Director – School of Public Policy invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011596. Closes Dec. 6.

EXTENDED! Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees position. Posting # 0011535. Closes Dec. 9.

Accountant 1– The Office of Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011622. Closes Dec. 9.

INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is recruiting for an Admissions Customer Service Representative.  This position will support the Office of International Admissions in providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process.This is a regular, 12-month, 1.0 (FTE) full-time position. To apply, submit one Word or PDF document containing a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references to https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9643792 Closes. Dec. 11.

OSU is seeking applicants for the Director of Public Safety. Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0011654. Closes Dec. 12.

Manager, Conference Services: University Conference Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month position. Posting #0011627. Closes Dec. 12.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hiring for a Veterinary Technician 3 position.  Posting #0011659. Full consideration date Dec. 5. Closes Dec. 12. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Financial Aid Advisor – Financial Aid/Scholarships invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Financial Aid Advisor position. Posting #0011634. Closes Dec. 15.

E-Learning Game Designer – Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  E-Learning Game Designer position. Posting #0011655. Closes Dec. 18.

OSU is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars to work with a transdisciplinary team focused on enacting and researching institutional and organizational change towards improved postsecondary STEM education at OSU through various curricular and instructional reforms. Position 1 – Organizational Change: This scholar’s focus will be to research the project’s attempt to secure wider organizational change. Position 2 – Student Gains: This scholar’s focus will be on student gains with respect to project activities. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt with a priority submission deadline of Dec. 1. Full announcement attached and can be found at http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/postdocs-announcement.

Research Evaluation & Planning Coordinator –Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Research Evaluation & Planning Coordinator position. Posting #0011651. Closes Dec. 22.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month grants/contracts coordinator position. Posting #0011476. Closes Jan. 3.

Assistant Director – The Office of Institutional Research is recruiting for a full-time, 12 month, fixed term Assistant Director of Institutional Research. Requires at least 4 years of experience as a senior analyst in an institutional research office. Posting # 0011576. Closes Jan. 31, 2014.

Weather

Corvallis: While the weather may have your thoughts pointed toward a tropical escape, there is clearing ahead, although snow is now likely by week’s end. Sunny today but cold, with a high of 40 and a low of 21. Sunny tomorrow as well.

Central Oregon: Chance of snow, with gradual clearing expected. High of 22, low of 5. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: It will gradually get sunny today with a high of 44 and a low of 26. Sunny tomorrow as well.

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

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