OSU Today

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

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.

Active volcanoes store cold magma (Fox News)

“If you can see a body of magma that has a high amount of liquid, perhaps this magma is getting ready to erupt or at least has some potential to erupt,” said study co-author Adam Kent, a geologist at Oregon State University. “It wouldn’t be a slam-dunk guarantee.” (see also Yahoo News)

Why Michael Sam’s future may be tougher than we think (Reuters)

An op-ed piece by Keith Leavitt, Assistant Professor in the College of Business at Oregon State University.

Oregon State coach celebrates Valentine’s Day with a healthy daughter (Sports Illustrated)

Sunday at noon, Pomeday and the Beavers (13-10, 5-6 Pac-12) will go for their second win over Oregon this season, as OSU tries to claw its way up the conference standings. Earlier this week, Pomeday joked that playing No. 2 Arizona each week would be less pressure-packed than playing the Beavers’ in-state rival. But each Valentine’s Day, he’s reminded of what real pressure — and fear — can be like. For Nate, perspective arrives daily in the form of a giggly, blonde 2-year-old obsessed with Barbie and basketball.

How gadgets ruin relationships and corrupt emotions (Wired)

In Oregon State University psychologist Frank Bernieri’s study of young couples teaching each other made-up words, pairs who showed the greatest motor synchrony — that is, those who mimicked each other most closely — also had the strongest emotional rapport with each other.

Blackberries: The aromatic, flavorful cultivar (Oregonian)

“Many people don’t want to plant blackberries in their yard because they think it’s an invasive weed,” said Bernadine Strik, a berry crops specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service. “But they’re actually thinking of the Himalaya blackberry, which is an invasive weed introduced to Oregon in the late 1800s that is very difficult to kill.”

Rest of alpaca herd safe (KEZI)

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says dozens of their alpacas already died from starvation. About 175 alpacas are left, who are now in the safe hands of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.

University campuses lead way in reducing driving (Metro Magazine)

As Millennials lead a national shift away from driving, universities like Oregon State University and the city of Corvallis are giving students new options for getting around and becoming innovators in transportation policy, according to a new report released today. The report, titled, “A New Course: How Innovative University Programs Are Reducing Driving on Campus and Creating New Models for Transportation Policy,” was released by OSPIRG Foundation.

Forgotten your keys? Memory loss as you age is entirely normal (Daily Mail, UK)

Researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have clarified that cognitive decline with age is a natural part of life and are searching hard to find ways of slowing it.

Monuments Man (Gazette-Times)

But Gilkey, a mid-valley native who became chairman of the Art Department and dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University, helped shape the policy that created that unit and, at war’s end, helped recover and repatriate stolen artworks in Europe.

Is food insecurity on the rise among college students (FOX News)

“Through this recession, the effects [of income instability] are more widespread and, as a result, lower-to-middle income students are struggling,” Daniel López-Cevallos, associate director of research at Oregon State University, said. “Two-thirds of students are food insecure.”

iPad apps make you tip 50 percent more (Market Watch)

Why do people tip more when tapping on an iPad? “There’s lots of research that shows that if you decrease the cognitive load — the amount of mental effort required—to do a task, people are more likely to do it, says Michelle Barnhart, assistant professor of marketing at Oregon State University’s College of Business.

New tools and farmer training could revolutionize pesticide management in West Africa (Relief Web)

Two related studies from the same FAO project also published today by the Royal Society – authored by Oregon State University (OSU) scientists together with researchers in West Africa and at various institutions, including FAO – reveal the extent to which pesticide use in West Africa poses risks to human health and environment.

Ashford named dean of OSU’s College of Engineering (Gazette-Times)

Scott Ashford, head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, was appointed dean of OSU’s College of Engineering on Friday.

How wolf reintroduction is changing Yellowstone rivers (GearJunkie)

One paper published in 2011 at Oregon State University found that browsing on the five tallest young aspen in each stand decreased from 100% in 1998 to means of less than 25% in the uplands and 20% in riparian areas by 2010. Correspondingly, aspen recruitment (the growth of seedlings and sprouts above the browse level of ungulates) increased as browsing decreased over time in these same stands.

House passes pesticide bill protecting bees (Statesman Journal)

The Oregon House has passed a bill that aims to protect bees from neonicotinoid pesticides. House Bill 4139 would require Oregon State University, in connection with the state Department of Agriculture, to develop best practices for using the chemicals without harming bees.

Vert Fest brings climbers to OSU (Gazette-Times)

Josh Norris, the director of the university’s Adventure Leadership Institute and the event’s organizer, said one of the unique appeals of the sport is that people who climb are doing it to challenge themselves. According to Norris, this results in a very supportive community around the sport.

Mummy berry can spook your garden (Democrat-Herald)

“Mummy berry has an interesting life cycle; it’s truly like a zombie,” said Jay Pscheidt, a plant pathology specialist for the Oregon State University Extension Service. “The fungus overwinters in mummified fruit on the ground. The spores of the fungus come from little mushrooms on the ground and attack developing buds in the spring.”

Prevent a stroke by 9 a.m. (Men’s Health)

However, there’s evidence that you might want to eat more C-rich foods. A recent Oregon State University report suggested that the quota should be increased to 200 mg of C daily in order to better help prevent heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Insect attack may have finished off dinosaurs (Science Codex)

“There are serious problems with the sudden impact theories of dinosaur extinction, not the least of which is that dinosaurs declined and disappeared over a period of hundreds of thousands, or even millions of years,” said George Poinar Jr., a courtesy professor of zoology at Oregon State University. “That time frame is just not consistent with the effects of an asteroid impact. But competition with insects, emerging new diseases and the spread of flowering plants over very long periods of time is perfectly compatible with everything we know about dinosaur extinction.”

OSU’s Austin Family Business director to speak at Feb. 20 Chamber lunch (Gazette-Times)

Sherri Noxel, the director of the Austin Family Business Program, is the scheduled speaker at the Philomath Chamber of Commerce Forum at noon Thursday, Feb. 20. Her topic is “Helping Oregon Family Businesses Excel: Inside the Austin Family Business Program.”

Builders Site Protection selected as premiere surface protection supplier for Oregon State University’s Austin Hall (PR.com)

Builders Site Protection announced today that they have been selected by general contractor Andersen Construction to provide all surface protection materials for the Oregon State University Austin Hall project.

Earthquake hits South Carolina, aftermath felt in N.C. (Rockingham Now)

The earthquake took place at about10 p.m. and a retired geology professor Robert Lawrence from Oregon State University said that earthquakes of this magnitude aren’t uncommon.

Improve geologic literacy starting on the home front (Earth)

When my husband and I received our premium bill early this year and saw it had increased dramatically over last year, I was coincidentally working on an article for EARTH with Chris Goldfinger of Oregon State University, who studies the Cascadia Subduction Zone (see EARTH’s January 2013 feature about “superquakes”). I emailed Chris and jokingly asked, “Are you to blame for this?!” To which he replied, “Um, I may have had something to do with that” — the implication being that his (and others’) research on recurrence rates of large earthquakes along Cascadia, just off the coast of Oregon and Washington, had finally been taken into account by insurance companies.


ASBC President’s Day Bake Sale: Come and enjoy delicious home-baked goodies & sweet treats at the east entrance foyer of Cordley Hall, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mon. Feb. 17. Individually wrapped items will be available for purchase ranging from 50 cents to $2. Feed your sweet tooth while supporting the Linn Benton Food Share! For questions, contact Jennifer.hill@oregonstate.edu.

Vice Provost for Student Affairs forum: Brent Paterson, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Illinois State University, will speak Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kidder 202.

Move It Mondays: Move It Mondays is a group walk that takes place every Monday during the academic year (excluding holidays), rain or shine! We meet at noon near the east entrance of Student Health Services (Plageman Building) and walk for 45 minutes on various routes near campus. On Feb.17 the guest will be Pat Ketcham, the Associate Director of Health Promotion at Student Health Services.

Rural Studies brown bag: Ron Mize, Director of the Center for Latina/Latino Studies and Engagement (CL@SE), will be speaking on “The 21st Century Demography of Rural Spaces: The Racialization of Economic Restructuring,” Feb. 17, noon to 1:30 p.m., Ballard Extension Hall Room 200C.

Lecture celebrating the discovery of hydrothermal vents: Dr. Stephen Hammond, scientist and past Program Director for the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, will present “Thirty Years of Hydrothermal Vent Discoveries”.  Monday, Feb. 17, 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 112 Kearney Hall.

History of Science Lecture: Drawing on a range of recent biographies in science including her own studies of scientists Jean Perrin, P.M.S. Blackett, and Michael Polanyi, Mary Jo Nye, Professor Emerita of History at OSU, will speak at the Center for the Humanities on “Biography and the History of Science,” Mon., Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Avenue.

Plant Science Seminar Series: Emily Ho Endowed Director- Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Food College of Public Health and Human Service Oregon State University, will speak on “Sulforaphane, Epigenetics and Cancer Prevention,” Feb. 17, 4 p.m., in ALS 4000.

Upcoming events

NEW! Winter career fair: The All Majors and Engineering Career Fairs takes place Feb. 19-20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  There is an opportunity to have a professional photo taken for your Linkedin profile, or other professional networking sites, from noon to 3 p.m.

NEW! OSUsed Store Discount Sale: Wed., Feb. 19, noon to 3 p.m at the Property Services Bldg. Donate 3+ Food Drive items at our public sales in Feb. to receive a coupon for use in our store! For each set of three donations, receive one coupon for up to $20 off. Please see full details at http://surplus.oregonstate.edu. We sell used furniture, computers, sporting goods, bikes, housewares and more.

NEW! Board of Trustees: The Oregon State University Board of Trustees Executive and Audit Committee will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Agenda items include consideration of proposed policies for adoption by the board, and review of OSU’s mission statement for adoption by the board. The meeting, which will be via teleconference, will originate in Room 650 of the Kerr Administration Building on campus. It will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

NEW! Cultural Heritage: This is an informative event led by a panel of students who will be answering questions about their cultural background and cultural knowledge. This is a great way to gain knowledge about customs around the world and to meet international students. Feb. 19, 5 to 6 p.m., International Resource Center.

NEW! SEIU meeting: SEIU sub-local 083 classified Workers’ meeting is next Thursday, Feb. 20 from noon to 1 p.m., at Linus Pauling Institute Rm 402.  Please attend this important meeting to vote on proposed new Constitution and By-Laws for our sub-local.  Nominations for the up-coming officers elections will be open and hear about the Unification vote held last month in a special General Council.  A light lunch will be provided.

NEW! Omani Night: The SEAC wishes to inform the campus that “Omani Night” has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 2. MU Ballroom, 6-8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Celebration of Omani culture, food and dancing. Tickets are free at SEAC; tickets already issued will be honored, any tickets not used should be returned to SEAC to be reused.

February Repair Fair: Bring your broken belongings for free repairs and attend drop-in demonstrations at the Repair Fair Wednesday, Feb. 19 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street). Demonstrations are on repairing shoes/boots, flat bicycle tires and building a D.I.Y. toolkit. See the schedule and a list of repair skills being offered at http://tiny.cc/repair-fair.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Ecampus and TAC Short Course:  ELI Short Course, Designing and Delivering a Quality MOOC, with Dianna Fisher (Ecampus) and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Presentations will be offered live inside a virtual learning space that’s designed to promote interaction between the ELI presenters and participants while exploring the content. Location:  Kidder Hall 202.  Dates:  Feb. 19, Feb. 27 and Mar. 6, 2014, 10 to 11:30 am.  Use the following link to register for the OSU sessions. You only need to register once for the three sessions. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/eli2014-moocs

NEW! TAC Webinar.  Google Apps for Instructors Basics:  with 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. Weds. Feb. 19. noon to 12:50 pm. Register here: http://bit.ly/19YH8nt

NEW! Lecture explores race, privilege in education: The College of Education and the Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program present as a guest speaker Nolan Cabrera, an assistant professor of educational policy studies and practice at the University of Arizona. The lecture, “Race is not a Four-Letter Word”: Exploring Whiteness, Racism, and Privilege in Education,” will begin at  2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in 303 Furman Hall.

NEW! Is there a cure for rudeness?: An honest conversation about civility.  Examine making a habit out of kindness, nurturing social relationships, promoting decency. Can we teach civility to the upcoming generations? OSU Extension Service, Benton County Family and Community Health Class. Feb. 26, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., OSU Extension Service, Benton County. To sign up call 541-766-6750

Using video to tell stories:  Heather Turner from CPHHS will present on  “Telling your story through compelling video” Tuesday, Feb. 18, noon to 1 p.m., LPSC 402. Hosted by the OSU Science Communicators. More info:  http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/sciencecommunicators/?p=155

Speed Mock Interviews:  Sign up on Beaver JobNet (http://oregonstate.edu/career/seminars-and-events) for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with Employers and Career Specialist and receive valuable feedback to prepare you for the real thing! Bring resume.  This event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Library Willamette East and West rooms. Sponsored by OSU Career Services. (ONCE)

Panel on history of black OSU football players: A tribute to the first African American football player at OSU—Dave Mann (1951-54) and the subsequent generations of young black players. This historic panel discussion will include past football players: Earnel Durden (1956-58); Ken Simonton (1998-2001), football historian Michael Oriard, author Herman Brame and sociologist Dwaine Plaza. The panel will be focused on the desegregation of football and what that has meant to the Oregon State athletic program. Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m., The Loge, Reser Stadium.

African-American spirituals: Carren Moham, a professor of music at Illinois Wesleyan University, will come to Oregon State University to lecture on African-American spirituals and perform a concert of songs by African-American composers. The lecture, “The Importance of Negro Spirituals to the Underground Railroad,” will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Construction and Engineering Hall at the LaSells Stewart Center. Moham, a soprano, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Memorial Union lounge.

Data Management and Zotero Citation Manager Workshops at The Valley Library: Get a jump start on your data management plan with Intro to Data Management (Feb. 19), and wrangle those citations into shape with Beginning & Advanced Zotero (Feb. 20). Register to save your seat and check out the remaining workshop offerings this term by visiting: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions?  Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Food drive events

Chili Cook-off & Hot Dog Lunch: Come by Cordley 3029 on Tues., Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for chili and hot dogs brought to you by Integrative Biology. Vote for your favorite chili. Hot dog $3; Chili & voting ballot $3; both for $5; side of nachos $2.50. For questions, contact durrellt@science.oregonstate.edu.

BEE Raffle: Participate in a raffle to raise money and collect non-perishable food items to support the food drive! Buy your tickets Feb. 12-21 at Gilmore Hall 116. Five winners will have their choice of BEE hat, including our new knit beanie! $1 or 1 food item gets you 1 ticket. For questions, contact Kathleen.martin@oregonstate.edu.

MIME Raffle: MIME student groups will be selling raffle tickets ($1 each). Prizes include gift cards to Qdoba, Interzone, Dutch Bros., Café Yumm and more! Come by Rogers 238, Feb. 14-Feb. 28 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m to purchase tickets. For questions, contact michelle.mcallaster@oregonstate.edu.

Cash raffle: The College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a 50/50 cash raffle.  Half of all money raised benefits the Linn Benton Food Share and half could be yours. Tickets can be purchased for $1 in the Magruder lobby Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drawing is on Feb. 28 and you need not be present to win.

Special Order Baked Goods: From Feb. 10-28, special order homemade breads (quick and yeast), cakes, cookies, and other specialties. Just tell us what you want and the talented LPI bakers will make it for you – healthy, decadent, or both, we can do it! Contact Deborah.hobbs@oregonstate.edu for questions or to order.

50-50 Raffle: Come by Oak Creek Building’s lobby Feb. 10-Feb. 28 to enter into the Capital Planning & Development Raffle! The prize will be 50% of the money raised by sale of raffle tickets. $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. For questions, contact jaylene.seeley@oregonstate.edu.

Folding for Food- Public Health and Human Sciences:   Put your creativity and your dollar bills to good use – submit your best origami-folded bills to 101 Milam by Feb. 21 for contest prizes. Then vote (with coins or dollars) for your favorite in 101 Milam between Feb 24-27. All money will be donated to OSU Food Drive. For questions, contact susan.carozza@oregonstate.edu.

Papa’s Pizza Coupons for Sale: The University Honors College Student Association is selling coupon sheets to Papa’s Pizza (located in South Town) for $15 each for the Food Drive from Feb. 6-20. This coupon sheet is worth over $100 in savings, including a coupon for a free small pizza. Email univhonorscollegesa@oregonstate.edu for details.

Economics Program Plant Sale: Come by Ballard Ext. Hall, Room 303, M-F 8-5, Feb. 3-28, to purchase a variety of easy care plants, mostly succulents. $5 suggested donation for most plants with all proceeds going to the Food Drive. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/econ/plant-sale if you have questions.

3rd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest: Does your pet have what it takes to be the prettiest? Enter the Grad School’s 3rd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest with your pet’s photo & $1 entry fee at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg. Vote for the prettiest pet by donating funds/food from Feb. 5-28. The “prettiest” pet wins a prize & bragging rights for 1 year! For questions, contact Jessica.king@oregonstate.edu.

Book & Media Sale: Check out books and media for sale at the Valley Library’s 4th floor reception area, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F, Jan. 30-Feb.28. Inventory is constantly changing throughout the month. Benefits go to Linn Benton Food Share. For questions, contact jolynn.ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

Change Drive: From Feb. 3-28, the Chemistry Dept. is collecting spare change from anyone who wants to donate. So check those couch cushions and the bottom of your washing machine and bring it to Gilbert Hall. Or keep your eye out for one of our “punny” donation envelopes in campus mail. Questions? Contact Luanne.johnson@oregonstate.edu.

 Quilt Raffle: Beautiful quilt made by Robin Baker of Primetime Quilters. On display in the Research Office located at A312 Kerr Administration Building. http://oregonstate.edu/research/quilt-raffle  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 from Jan. 30-Feb. 28. For questions, contact mimi.poitras@oregonstate.edu. 

Flower Power for Linn Benton Food Share: For every purchase made at Flower Power Fundraising, 50% will be given back to OSU Libraries, Extension & Experiment Station Communications & E-Campus to support Linn Benton Food Share. Lots of varieties of bulbs, strawberries, vegetables and flower seeds to choose from!

News for Employees

NEW! Cayuse system maintenance: The Cayuse Research Suite will undergo system maintenance beginning at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, and will return to service by 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20.  The system, including both Cayuse SP and Cayuse 424, will be unavailable during this time. This downtime is to facilitate system maintenance and upgrade to the Cayuse software.  The upgrade includes minor administrative improvements, as well as a change to the view and improved functionality of the Cayuse SP Budget screen. Questions may be directed to the Office of Sponsored Programs at Sponsored.Programs@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-4933.

NEW! Recreational Sports Half Term Memberships – Don’t miss out on your opportunity to stay healthy and well! Purchase a Half Term Recreational Sports membership for only $41 (faculty/staff/affiliates/associates) and $34 (student affiliates/dependents). Memberships are valid until March 28. Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information! Contact Ali for a personal tour.

New CDW-G Contract:  Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is happy to announce a new contract partnership with CDW-G, a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions.  CDW-G has a broad array of offerings ranging from discrete hardware and software products to integrated IT solutions such as Mobility, Security, Data Center Optimization, Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Classroom Technology, and Collaboration.  For more information about CDW-G, visit the PCMM Buy Orange Computer, Software & Information Technology website at http://pacs.oregonstate.edu/buyorange/computers-software-it/ and click on the CDW-G logo.

Inspiration Dissemination: Save science from causing boredom! Encourage your graduate students to practice communicating to a public audience by participating in Inspiration Dissemination—OSU’s science communication radio program. Graduate students can sign-up to be featured here.

Scholarships for older than average female students: The OSU Folk Club/Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from older-than-average women students who are U.S. citizens and residents of Benton County, age 30 or older who will be attending OSU full time in 2014-2015, while pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree (PhD and EdD candidates are not eligible.)  Principal criteria are financial need and merit. These $2700 awards are made possible by the work of the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop in Corvallis.  Applications are available at the the Thrift Shop, 144 NW 2nd St, high school counselor’s offices and online at http://oregonstate.edu/osufolk. The deadline is March 31.  For more information, contact Bonnie Krueger at 541-753-7257.

Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Spring 2014: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Spring 2014 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/rerf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: March 14.

The Source: The e-news letter from the College of Agricultural Sciences, is now available at http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/newsletter/2014/january The Winter 2014 issue celebrates the establishment of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station 125 years ago, as well as many great things the faculty, staff and students of the College of Agricultural Sciences are currently at work on.

Mom’s Weekend planning: As Winter Term is in full swing, that means that Moms and Family Weekend is quickly approaching on May 2-4. The Memorial Union Program Coordinators are in the process of planning the program for that weekend, and would love to include any activities that you have going on.  Please send the date, time, and brief description of any activities you have planned to Caitie Karcher or Jessica Hammock no later than Friday, March 7, by 4 p.m.

Faculty Awards Deadline Extended: Due to the recent weather related university closure, the nominations deadline for the annual University Day awards has been extended from Feb. 11 to noon on Feb. 17. Criteria and nomination forms related these awards are online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/awards/nom/.


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

Centro Cultural César Chávez Cultural Center Coordinator – Intercultural Student Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Centro Cultural César Chávez Cultural Center Coordinator.  Posting #0011927.  Closes Feb. 17.

Accountant 1 – The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011904. Closes Feb 18.

Analyst Programmer (Internal Employment Opportunity)–Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Analyst Programmer position. Posting #0011948. Closes Feb. 18.

University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Technical Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director of University Housing & Dining Services. This position a full-time, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011933 . Closes Feb. 18.

INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is recruiting for a Finance and Accounting Manager. The successful candidate will be expected to be highly proficient with all aspects of accounting that will add value to ensuring the efficiency and profitability of the INTO OSU Center.  Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance and 5 years’ experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, a CPA is preferred.  For more information and to review the complete position description please email Sheryll Straight sheryll.straight@into.us.com. Closes 5 p.m., Feb. 19.

Accountant 2 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Accountant 2 position. Posting #0011886.  Closes Feb. 20.

Office Specialist 2- Copyright Specialist-Printing and Mailing invites applicants for one part-time, (.50 FTE) , academic year,  Copyright Specialist.  Posting #0011953 Closes Feb. 21.

Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian– Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure track position. Posting #0011855. Closes Feb. 21.

Project Coordinator –Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Project Coordinator position. Posting #0011912. Closes Feb. 23.

Early Childhood Associate Teacher – OSU Child Development Center is recruiting for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month positions. Posting #0011954. For full consideration apply by Feb. 24.

Accounting Technician – Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011914. Closes Feb. 24.

Education Project Assistant  –  Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a part-time, (0.30 FTE), Education Project Assistant position located at the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport.  Posting # 0011957. Closes Feb. 24.

Office Specialist 2–Career Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011946. Closes Feb. 24.

Accountant 2 –The Oregon University System invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 2 positions in their Payroll Department. Posting #0011943. Closes Feb. 24.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst – Information Services-Network Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency level 3 position. Posting #0011924. Closes Feb. 28.

Web Services Manager –Enrollment Management Unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Web Services Manager position. Posting #0011923. Closes Feb. 28.

Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing –Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing position. Posting #0011907. Closes Feb. 28.

Assistant Professor –  Oregon State Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor position in Southern Willamette Valley Field Cropping Systems.  This position is 0.75 FTE tenure track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed term funding; or it can be a 9-month 1.00 FTE (tenure track) with 2 months of summer salary covered with recurring fixed term funding. Posting # 0011899. For full consideration, apply by Feb. 28. Closes March 14.

Department Head – The Department of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as head of the department.  Posting #0011837.  Full consideration date is Feb. 28 and closing date is March 14.

Office Specialist 2 – Academic Affairs Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position to support the following programs: Difference, Power and Discrimination;  Writing Intensive Curriculum; and Office of Work-Life/GO HERC.  Posting #0011947. Closes March 1.

Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by March 1.

Instructor/Head Teacher – OSU Child Development Center is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE), temporary (spring term) position. Posting #0011120. For full consideration apply by March 3.

Research Publishing and Outreach Manager – The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position.  Posting #0011938. Closes March 4.

Executive Assistant to the General Counsel – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant to the General Counsel position. Posting #0011929. Closes for full consideration March 4.

Project Developer–Professional and Continuing Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Project Developer position. Posting #0011959. Closes March 5.

Graduate Admissions Advisor – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Graduate Admissions Advisor. Posting #0011952. Closes March 5.

Graduate Business Advisor – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Graduate Business Advisor. Posting #0011951. Closes March 5.

Research Associate (Post Doc) – The Department of Botany & Plant Pathology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Posting #0011812. Closes March 7.

Associate Director – Information Services, Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director position. Posting #0011944. Closes March 10.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the South Central Oregon Region (Klamath and Lake Counties). Posting 0011856.  Closes March 15.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  Oregon State University Extension service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the Central Oregon Region (Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and Warm Springs), located in Redmond. Posting # 0011824. Closes March 15.

Three Summer Positions Open:  4-H Camp Skills Instructors. Teaching at Oregon 4-H Center near Salem. Wage, room and board provided. Job description and application at: http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/4h-camping

Traffic and maintenance

Women’s Building: Plumbers will be repairing a hot water heater Feb. 14, 7 to 11 a.m., which will require them to shut down the hot water for a few hours. This will affect all restrooms, showers and sinks throughout the building.

Hilton Garden open lot: Due to re-graveling  and painting of parking spaces lines, the Hilton Garden Open Lot will be closed Feb. 15-16, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ag & Life Science Building: ALS will experience a brief power interruption to accommodate power for the New Classroom Building. This will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23  and last for approximately 2 hours.


Corvallis: That you are here—that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.” ~ Walt Whitman. Showers today and tonight. High of 49, low of 43.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain and snow, with a high of 49 and a low of 33.

Newport: Heavy rain, with a high of 49 and a low of 48.

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

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