OSU Today

Monday, Feb. 24, 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.

Fort Belvoir holds cache of art Nazis made and a WW II U.S. Army officer tracked down (Washington Post)

Gilkey was 30 when he joined the Army Air Corps in 1942. He was a native of Oregon, the son of a rancher and the grandson of a prospector, according to an Oregon State University oral history interview.

Pacific Northwest earthquake threat heightened? (Earth Magazine)

According to Chris Goldfinger, a marine geologist and geophysicist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, the new research “does contradict some of the currently accepted literature.” However, he notes that the models the current literature is based on are not well-constrained, leaving the door open for the new findings.

Men experiencing increasing happiness until late 60s, study says (Huffington Post)

Researchers at Boston University and Oregon State University wanted to measure how happiness and emotions change in men as they grow older. They looked at over 1,300 men between the ages of 53 and 85 and studied the mens’ perceptions of their happiness. (see also CTV, Express)

Man’s best friend: Neuroscience proves that it’s not barking mad (TES News)

Monique Udell, of Oregon State University, points out that one cannot assume that dogs and humans experience sounds in the same way, just because they exhibit similar brain activity. “We should take care to recognise and value the unique perceptual and emotional worlds of each species,” she said.

Ben Wetzler’s suspension (Oregonian)

Here are highlights from around the nation in the aftermath of today’s news that Oregon State pitcher Ben Wetzler will be suspended for 20 percent of the Beavers season for his relationship with an adviser that Wetzler had engaged to advise him about his draft options last summer. (see also Forbes, Philly.com)

Necropsies on beached striped dolphins leaves more questions than answers (Oregonian)

Tissue samples from both animals will be screened at the veterinary pathology lab at Oregon State University over the next week and sent to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Duffield said.

Going to college on empties (Register-Guard)

In the past four years, the Oregon State University senior from Harrisburg has redeemed enough bottles and cans to pay for a hefty share of her college expenses.

Chinese connection was a long time in the making (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University, meanwhile, has taken new tack in recent years to tap into the study-in-America trend.

OSU still seeks person for new community outreach role (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is taking a third crack at trying to fill the new community outreach position in its student conduct office. An initial effort last fall failed to yield a suitable candidate, and a second search faltered because the compensation package and job description weren’t strong enough to attract the right people, said Steve Clark, OSU vice president for marketing and university relations.

In our view: Mt. Hood mysteries (The Columbian)

As detailed in a recent article by reporter Tom Vogt of The Columbian, a study co-authored by geologist Adam Kent of Oregon State University suggests that a pool of cooled magma lies 4 or 5 kilometers beneath the mountain.

Bill Braunworth to head OSU horticulture (Lawn & Landscape)

Bill Braunworth has been selected to head the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, following a national search.

How to get rid of pesky garlic mustard (KATU)

Metro and Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardeners™ provide free nontoxic lawn and garden resources, including  a coupon for hand-weeding tools great for garlic mustard removal, plus information on weed management agencies in your area.

Central Oregon Community College’s next president? (Bend Bulletin)

Young also cited her experience working with Eastern Oregon University on the Treasure Valley campus as an experience that will prepare her to further the connection between COCC and Oregon State University-Cascades Campus. But COCC isn’t just the next professional step for Young. There’s also a sentimental appeal to working in Bend.


Silent Auction: Come to Cordley Hall 3029 to bid on 30+ items, including vintage wood framed fruit crate labels; hand knitted caps; crocheted orange & black Afghan; quilted OSU placemat; guided float/fishing trip; wine; Limoncello; Indonesian table runner; earrings; quilled butterfly picture; art portfolio bag; and more! Bid 8-5 on Feb. 24 and 25, 8-4 on Feb. 26. For questions, contact durrellt@science.oregonstate.edu.

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. 24 the guest will be Stacey Edwards, a Health Educator at Student Health Services.

Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees Finance and Administration Committee will meet on Monday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m., via a teleconference originating in Kerr 100. Agenda items include consideration of the university’s fiscal year 2015 budget and proposed legislative funding requests for the 2015-17 biennium.

TAC Webinar: Presenting Prezi, with Chris Buttacavoli and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Prezi is a cloud-based presentation tool that uses a giant canvas to create a dynamic viewing experience. It is one of the major alternatives to PowerPoint for slide shows.  In this session you will learn how to design for and build in Prezi in a collaborative environment.  Learn by doing!  Register for this webinar to receive collaboration instructions. Mon. Feb. 24.  3 to 4 p.m.  Register Here:  http://bit.ly/1fiJRxw

Plant Science Seminar Series: Aymeric Goyer, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University, will speak on “Biofortification of Staple Food Crops: A Strategy to Alleviate Micronutrients Malnutrition,” Feb. 24, 4 p.m., in ALS 4000.

Anarchism and the Occupy Movement: Nathan Schneider, author of “Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse” (based on his reporting for Harper’s, The Nation, and other publications) will discuss the origins and development of Occupy Wall Street, a social movement that remains as significant as it is misunderstood. He will explore the movement’s strategy and spirit, including its little-recognized religious dimensions, both explicit and implicit.  Feb. 24, 4 p.m., MU Journey Room.

ISOSU Coffee Hour: Feb. 24 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the International Resource Center. Come enjoy some international food while mingling with OSU students.

Why the World NEEDS Religious Studies: What can you do with a religion degree, anyway?  Nathan Schneider, a former religious studies major who now works as a journalist in New York City, will talk about why the kinds of thinking practiced in religious studies are vitally important outside academia and how religion majors can use their skills to make a living—and change the world for the better. Feb. 24, 7 p.m., MU Journey Room.

Upcoming events

NEW! Watercolor Wellness Wednesdays: Come explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students on a drop-in basis at the Craft Center.

NEW! OSUsed Store Discount Sale: Wed., Feb. 26, 12-3 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 3 donations, receive 1 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! Watch Party: OSU is hosting a Watch Party for Science Online, a conference for science communicators. Sessions will take place at various campus locations Thursday – Monday, Feb. 27 – March 3.

NEW! Branch campus site plan meetings: Oregon State University – Cascades will hold a public meeting for members of the community to review the branch campus’s site plan for the first phase of its expansion. The meeting will take place Feb. 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and repeat on Feb. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m.  Both meetings will take place in Cascades Hall, rooms 117-118 on College Way on the COCC campus. Meeting materials will be posted on http://www.osucascades.edu/4.

NEW! Multiracial Beavers Kick-off Meeting: Identify as bi/multiracial, mixed heritage or Hapa?  Want to explore your multiple and fluid identities in a supportive environment?  The Multiracial Beaver group is an informal space intended to build community with multiracial OSU students, staff, and faculty.  March 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Women’s Center. For more information or accommodations for disabilities, contact: 514-737-7298 or charlene.martinez@oregonstate.edu

Study Abroad with SEA Semester: Come hear from a representative/past sailor about an opportunity to sail and live on a small research ship and visit multiple countries while learning marine research methods. Earn transferrable credits from Boston University during a variety of different durations. Tuesday Feb 25, 4-4:50 p.m., International Resource Center in the MU.

Applied Economics Retirement Celebration. Please join us to celebrate the retirement of three of our distinguished faculty members: Steve Buccola, Starr McMullen, and Bruce Sorte. Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 3:30-5 p.m., at the Native American Longhouse. Light appetizers and coffee will be served.

A Passage to India: The Religious Studies Club invites one and all to a screening one of the 5-time Academy Award winning film “A Passage to India” based on the E. M. Forster 1924 novel. Feb. 25, 6 p.m., Milam Hall, 301.

DANakaDAN RESCHEDULED: APASU is hosting this free documentary on Korean-American identity and adoption and performance, MU Ballroom Feb. 26, 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU, for more information, or accommodations related to disability, contact: truongk@onid.oregonstate.edu or


Faculty Sessions with President Ray: The Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two winter term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Register at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/ray for either Feb. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or March 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Department of Food Science and Technology Faculty Seminar: George Cavender and Jooyeoun Jung will speak on “Impingement  Drying for Producing High Quality Apple Pomace Powders as a Functional Food Ingredient” Feb. 26, noon, Wiegand 132.

NEW! Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “Sexual Development in Children.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s healthy and well-being. RSVP to familyresources@oregonstate.edu. Feb. 26, noon, MU 206.

NEW! How to Write on Spanish American Sexuality: A cultural constructivist view of the Hispanic honor code has framed all discussions of colonial Spanish American sexuality, despite its very loose on-the-ground interpretation in both the New and Old Worlds.   Von Germeten will argue that the framework of the history of emotions can provide a more useful structure for analyzing the topic of female colonial sexual agency, especially in the context of the controversial topic of professional sex work. Feb. 26, 4 p.m., MU206 (Asian/Pacific Room).

Blood Avocados, Drug Cartels, and the Crisis of Democracy in Mexico:  The majority of avocados in the US come from one single state in Mexico:  Michoacan.  Recently, drug cartels have started to terrorize the avocado producers, murdering them, stealing farms, and exacting protection money from the ones that remain.   Victor Vargas, a professor of international relations at the Universidad Latin de America in Morelia, Michoacán, will discuss what this situation means for democracy in Mexico and the impact that it has on the US. Feb. 25, noon, Milam Hall 319.

TAC Webinar: Blackboard Grade Center, with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  This session covers the Blackboard grade center in depth for instructors who want to make use of Blackboard features to refine their grading strategies. We’ll work with organizing the grade center; smart views; uploading and downloading grades; reports; grading schemas and grade weighting. Tues. Feb. 25. 3-3:50 pm. Register here: http://bit.ly/19YHeLQ

Food Systems Brown Bag Lecture: Transition to Organic Farm Management: A Dynamic Programming Approach. Tim Delbridge from the University of Minnesota will discuss the decision to transition to organic crop production as a dynamic programming problem in which investment is reversible but includes sunk costs. Monday, Feb. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in Ballard Extension Hall Room 200C.

Climate Club Sandwich LunchBraiding Disciplines second lecture of the series will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. at the OSU Memorial Union Room 206 and will feature environmental philosopher Allen Thompson and author Cristina Eisenberg.  They will address ethics, land-use, wildlife, and “novel ecosystems” in the context of a changing climate.  Lunch provided.  RSVP 541-737-5705.

Lecture on Latour: Philosopher and distinguished professor Graham Harman of the American University in Cairo will speak at OSU at 4 p.m., Feb. 25 in the LaSells Stewart Center Ag Sciences Hall. His lecture will focus on the work of French theorist Bruno Latour and his latest work, “An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence.”

ICPSR Data Set and EndNote Citation Manager Workshops at The Valley Library: Learn what’s in the world’s largest collection of digital social science data with the ICPSR Data workshop Feb 26, and learn another tool to wrangle your citations into shape with the Basic & Intermediate/Advanced EndNote workshop Feb. 27. Register to save your seat by visiting: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops

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.

Food drive events

NEW! FERM Soup Lunch:   FERM Staff and Faculty invite you to enjoy their soup creations on Wed., Feb. 26, noon to 1 p.m. in Richardson Hall’s 2nd floor knuckle. All proceeds will benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share. Pricing will be as follows: $3 per bowl (includes bread) OR $5 for all you can eat. Desserts will also be available for $1. For questions, contact Madison.miller@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Silent Auction: Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 100 Kerr, Business Affairs. OSU Beaver baseball tickets (2 sets),  handmade quilts, piano lessons, a bottle-of-wine-a-month, 2 month membership to Anytime Fitness club in Corvallis, chocolate lover’s basket, coffee lover’s basket, handmade lotions and soaps, handmade jewelry, hand-painted glassware, hand-thrown pottery, Dinner & a Movie gift certificate, original artwork, handmade afghans, and more.

Raffle and Soup-er Lunch: Purchase raffle tickets Feb. 19-25 in Furman 104 for a chance to win gift cards, jewelry, and handmade items. Then join us Tues., Feb. 25 during our Soup-er Lunch in Furman 411A from noon to 1 p.m. to hear the raffle results. Vegetarian soup will be served with bread. Guests are asked to bring a donation and a dessert or side dish to share. For questions, contact Lynda.thomas@oregonstate.edu.

NROTC Soup Day: Hearty soups and stews will be served at the Naval ROTC Armory beginning at 11:30 and ending at 1 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 25. Suggested donation of $3 per bowl (includes bread), desserts $1. Come early to get the best selection! All proceeds benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share. For questions, contact state.sec@oregonstate.edu.

Quilt Raffle: Two quilts created by Terralyn Vandetta are being raffled by the College of Forestry. “Woodland Trees” is a lap quilt and “Labyrinth” is queen size. Drawing to be held Fri., Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. Need not be present to win. Tickets may be purchased Feb. 20-28 at Peavy 222 for $1 each or 6 for $5. For questions, contact Terralyn.vandetta@oregonstate.edu.

Soup Lunch: Join us Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., 3rd floor Staff Lounge, behind Willamette Room West, Valley Library for many varieties of homemade soup, bread/crackers, drink & dessert for a donation of a minimum of $5. Also have soup bowls made by Crescent Valley High School students for $10 donation! Questions? Contact jolynn.ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

Mardi Gras cajun feast: Celebrate Fat Tuesday a little early when you indulge in a Mardi Gras feast on Feb. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. in the fourth floor lobby of Kerr Admin. For a $5 donation to the Food Share you’ll receive a full New Orleans lunch, including main entree (meatless option available) a side dish, dessert and a drink, plus a mask or a string of Mardi Gras beads.

Gift baskets: Counseling and Psychological Services is selling tickets for gift baskets at $1 per entry.  Whether you are interested in a Movie Night or Gardeners Delight, come take a look on the 5th Floor of Snell Hall.

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

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: OSU employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program if they are employed full time, currently not in default on federal student loan, received loan(s) on or after Oct. 1, 2007, and are in a qualifying repayment plan. Most federal loans qualify. Confirm with your loan servicer. Additional information is available online at: www.nslds.ed.gov;  www.studentaid.ed.gov/publicservice; http://www.myfedloan.org/forms/pdf/discharge/pslf_instructions_ECF.pdf. Completed forms can be submitted to the HR Office located at 122 Kerr for certification.

Homestay families sought: The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to host international students from Bunkyo University in Japan for one or more weekends during Spring Term.  Students will live on campus and spend one weekend with a local family to learn more about American culture and practice their English.  Host are needed the weekends of April 25-27, May 2-4, and May 16-18.  Applications are currently available at https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/myuhds/form/mf/homestay-host. Application deadline is March 5. Contact homestay@oregonstate.edu with questions.

Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholar Award Nominations: The OSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is now accepting nominations for the Emerging Scholar Award. The award honors tenure-track faculty members in any academic unit who are in the early stages of their professional careers in recognition of outstanding research or creative activity in their field of study. Applications must be submitted by March 31 to David.Hackleman@oregonstate.edu. Visit http://phikappaphi.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/Emerging_Scholar_Flier.pdf for requirements and nomination packet details.

NSF – Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – SRN competition 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability. The program seeks to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-srn. Information: Mary Phillips mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Feb. 28


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

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.

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.

Education Program Assistant 2  –  Hood River County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, (0.70 FTE), Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Hood River.  Posting # 0011987. Closes March 2.

Director of MCB Program (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Graduate School invites applications for a part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month, Director of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program position.  Posting #0011966.  Closes March 3.

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.

The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant who will develop web- and desktop-based data analysis and visualization software tools supporting alternative future landscape assessments at multiple scales ranging from small river basins to the Pacific Northwest region using the Envision modeling framework . Posting #0011984. Closes March 6.

Accounting Technician – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011969. Closes March 7.

Associate Director-Marketing – Alumni Relations invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director-Marketing position. Posting #0011967. Closes for full consideration March 7.

Accounting Technician– The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),  12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011969. Closes March 7.

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.

Administrative Program Assistant (Internal to OSU Employees Only) – Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, classified position supporting student services.  Posting #0011973.  Full consideration date is March 2 and closing date is March 9.

Administrative Assistant to the Dean – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative Assistant to the Dean position. Posting #0011968. Closes March 10.

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

Washington Way SW Lot: A portion of the lot will be closed Feb. 24, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., due to the boring of a new line to the lights.

Benton Place Street and Parking Changes: During the Washington Way Realignment construction project (March 2014 – September 2014), Benton Place will be changed to two-way traffic.  This change will provide temporary two-way connection between Jefferson St. and Washington Way, to alleviate congestion caused by the closure of 15th Street. Benton Place is located just west of Kerr Administration and McAlexander Fieldhouse.  At the conclusion of the project, Benton Place striping will be restored to its existing one way northbound configuration.  For more information, see http://oregonstate.edu/dept/facilities/cpd/construction-traffic-and-safety.

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: Hope this Monday finds you feeling awesome. Scattered showers today with a high of 57 and a low of 40. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today, and freezing rain possible tonight. High of 42, low of 32. Slight chance of rain tomorrow with a high of 45. 

Newport: Showers likely today, high of 54, low of 46. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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

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