OSU Today

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 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.

Abrupt climate disaster threat raises call for early warning system (National Geographic)

“The report is a break from the past in that it includes abrupt changes in the environment that can result from even small, steady increases in temperature or other climate change effects,” says geoscientist Peter Clark of Oregon State University in Corvallis, who was not on the report panel. “I think that is an important point [that] the report is making.”

Friends, family rally for 21-year-old woman hurt in Corvallis crash (FOX 12)

Jessica Neffendorf, 21, is listed in critical condition Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, where she’s been in intensive care since the crash nearly two weeks ago. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said Neffendorf’s car was hit during her drive home from Oregon State University in the intersection of Highway 20 and Circle Drive by a driver who ran a red light. Deputies said that driver, Matthew Cannard, was drunk at the time. (see also KATU)

10 retail tricks that make you spend more (Yahoo Finance)

The “compromise price effect” is most often used by discount retailers and electronics stores that want customers to pay extra for a better camera or computer, says Michelle Barnhart, assistant professor of marketing at Oregon State University College of Business. Here’s how it works: If a $225 Polo Ralph Lauren down winter jacket is strategically placed next to a slightly cheaper — but very similar — $195 jacket by Kenneth Cole, the customer might be tempted to opt for the latter and walk away still believing that he or she got a good deal. The “compromise price effect” can be effective in a store or even online, she says.

Domestication may have been aided by wolf’s ability to learn from humans (IB Times)

Wynne pointed out that his former colleague Monique Udell, now a researcher at Oregon State University, demonstrated five years ago that hand-reared wolves can be just as successful as dogs in following human actions. Udell was the lead author on a 2008 paper in Animal Behavior showing that wolves, properly reared through daily interactions with humans, could even outperform dogs in following human cues in some instances.

OSU studies demand on water supply (KEZI)

Researchers at Oregon State University say most Oregonians agree that water conservation is important. But whose behaviors save the most water? Researchers found it tends to be older people, females and those who make more money.

Senate confirms nomination of Newport woman as OSU trustee (Newport News-Times)

The Oregon Senate formally approved the nominations of 14 members of the first Board of Trustees at Oregon State University, including Michele Longo Eder of Newport.

The top 10 Northwest books of 2013 (Oregonian)

R. Gregory Nokes, author of the disquieting history ‘Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon’ (OSU Press), isn’t buying it.

New study identifies five distinct humpback whale populations in the North Pacific (PhysOrg)

Results of the study are being published this week in the journal Marine Ecology – Progress Series. It was supported by the National Fisheries and Wildlife Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Marine Mammal Endowment at Oregon State University. (see also International Science TimesEnvironmental News Network, Science Daily)

Parking permits on Corvallis streets might be doled out by lot size (Gazette-Times)

The goal of the committee is to reduce the parking pressure and enhance livability in the neighborhoods close to Oregon State University. All committee recommendations on new parking districts must be approved by the City Council.

Are you taking the wrong vitamins? (Prevention Magazine)

You don’t want to take more than 500 mg of elemental calcium at once, says Victoria Drake, PhD, manager of the micronutrient information center at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. That means if you’re taking 1,000 mg per day—women up to age 50 should get 1,000 mg per day; those over 50 need 1,200 mg—you should take one pill twice a day.

On Acadia trails or city sidewalks (Boston Globe)

Since then, the Mannings have walked more than 35 long-distance trails around the world, detailed in their book “Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People.” (OSU Press) We talked with them about walking in New England.

Free health insurance workshop hosted by OSU Extension Service (Statesman Journal)

The Oregon State University Extension Service Marion County will host a free workshop on health insurance on Dec. 11.

OSU-Cascades to host quarterly open houses focusing on expansion (Cascades Business News)

As Oregon State University – Cascades plans for its expansion on Bend’s west side to meet local and state education and economic goals, the community is invited to participate in a series of quarterly open houses to be held throughout the greater Bend area over the next two years.

Region’s wines thrive on being distinct (Medford Mail Tribune)

Bill Steele was among the speakers at a workshop on “Biodynamic, Organic and Sustainable Viticulture/Enology,” sponsored by the Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association and Oregon State University Extension was held Nov. 13 at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point to get the word out to other local growers and winemakers.

$250 reward offered for information on dumping of bull elk on OSU forest property (Register-Guard)

A reward of up to $250 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a case involving the dumping and waste of a bull elk north of Corvallis on Oregon State University’s McDonald-Dunn Research Forest property. (see also Gazette-Times)

President’s Winter Coffee offers chance to mingle (Daily Barometer)

Festive holiday lights, free coffee and lit fireplaces helped set the tone of the 11th annual president’s winter coffee in the Memorial Union lounge. President Ed Ray and his wife, Beth, hosted the event as an opportunity to relax and kick-start the holiday season with fall term coming to an end.

Grant’s Getaways (KGW)

Just west of EE Wilson, discover another wonderful place to explore at the Peavy Arboretum; a part of the larger McDonald-Dunn Research Forests, owned and managed by Oregon State University.


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 44 to 5 p.m., Owen Hall 102

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.

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.

Upcoming events

NEW! Flu Shot Clinic at the Pride Center: Thursday, Dec. 5, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $15 (charged to student account). Faculty/Staff: $27 (charged to PEBB Insurance or by cash, check, debit/credit). Bring OSU ID card and Providence or PacificSource insurance cards. FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu. Nobody wants the flu as a holiday gift. Get your shot before winter break!

NEW! Soil film showing: A free presentation of “Symphony of the Soil” takes place on World Soils Day, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m., in ALS 4001. Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil.

NEW! Special Music à la Carte: Music for the Season, University Chorale and the Corvallis Community Choir. Friday, Dec. 6, noon, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe.

NEW! 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.

NEW! Psychology colloquium: “Physical Activity and Children with Disabilities,” Dec. 6, 4 p.m., Room 111, Reed Lodge. Megan MacDonald of OSU will present the final installment of the Fall 2013 School of Psychological Science Colloquium. For more information on the colloquium series, please see the SPS homepage: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/psych_science

NEW! Miller retirement: Linda Miller is retiring as Scheduling Coordinator after more than 30 years of outstanding service to OSU. Her colleagues in the Office of the Registrar invite you to join us in honoring her dedication and achievements, at the Corvallis Depot Passenger Room and Railroad Office (700 SW Washington) on Friday, Dec. 6, 4 to 6 p.m., for cake and light hors d oeuvres.

NEW! OSUsed Store Saturday Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its monthly Saturday public sale Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during these 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! Corvallis-OSU Symphony Holiday Concert featuring the OSU Choirs:  Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and other selected choral and orchestral works with Tina Bull, Steven Zielke, Russ Christensen and Marlan Carlson, conductors. Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m.,  LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets: $18-$30 advance, $20-$32 at the door. Tickets and Information: cosusymphony.org

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.

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

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! Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered Dec. 6.

NEW! School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series: Megan McDonald will speak on Physical Activity and Children with Disabilities, Dec. 6, 4 to 5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

NEW! Zoology seminar: Rebecca Terry, Mark Novak, & Patrick De Leenheer – OSU Zoology, will speak on “Where does the time go? Assymetric Mixing and the Depth-Dependent Distribution of Fossil Ages (or…the Scientific Process from Data to Models), Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m, ALS 4001.

NEW! Board of Trustees meeting: The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting Dec. 10-11 on the OSU campus in Corvallis. The meeting, which is open to the public, will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the CH2M-Hill Alumni Center’s Willamette Room. The center is located at 725 S.W. 26th St. in Corvallis. A public comment opportunity will take place from 3 to 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.    

Traffic and Maintenance

Jefferson Street Closure: Due to utility work for the Memorial Union, Jefferson street from Waldo to 26th will be closed Dec. 16-27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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


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

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

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.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Yamhill County Extension office invites applications for a part-time .20 FTE, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in McMinnville. Posting # 0011667. Closes Dec. 13.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Douglas County Extension office invites applications for a part-time .45 FTE, Limited Duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Roseburg. Posting # 0011669. Closes Dec 13.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Union County Extension office invites applications for a part-time .15 FTE, Intermittent, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in La Grande. Posting # 0011636. Closes Dec 13.

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.


Corvallis: Clear but cold, good weather for a warm drink and good company. Sunny today with a high of 36 and a low of 17. Sunny tomorrow as well, but snow expected by tomorrow night.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 20 and a low of 1. That’s right. 1. Sunny tomorrow with snow possible by tomorrow evening.

Newport: Sunny today with a high of 38 and an unusually cold 24 expected tonight. Tomorrow there could even be some coastal snow after 4 p.m., but little to no accumulation is expected.

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

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