OSU Today

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 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.

OSU researchers: Here’s how to manufacture goods sustainably (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Oregon State University engineers say they’ve honed a new approach that takes economic, environmental and social impacts into account during the production process.

Cider becomes latest Pacific locally sourced item (Sustainable Business Oregon)

It’s officially time to welcome cider as a part of Oregon’s locally sourced goods universe. To wit, Oregon State University is offering a new workshop to help entrepreneurs start their own cider startup companies. The local food movement, burgeoning in the Pacific Northwest, has intensified interest in hard cider, said Aaron Brodniak, the former Pyramid Brewery head brewer who’ll lead the workshop.

Oregon State scientists find 14 new pollution compounds (Jefferson Public Radio)

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered fourteen new chemical compounds.   The mixtures can be hundreds of times more likely to cause mutations than other pollutants.

Oregon Legislature moves to protect pollinator populations (Associated Press)

The bill directs Oregon State University and the state Department of Agriculture to develop the educational materials pesticides and ways to protect bee populations. (see also Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Vitamin, mineral warning disputed (The Sun)

Scientists at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University say it may be premature to rule out any benefits of supplemental vitamin E.

City Club sets final panel on healthcare changes (Statesman Journal)

Guests are Stephanie Bernell, associate professor at Oregon State University and coordinator of health management and policy programs.

Waves of green energy are waiting off the Oregon coast (Examiner)

OSU launched a new initiative with private industry called the Oregon State University Advantage and created a Venture Accelerator which will help with the creation of 20 new businesses over the next five years. All the elements are in place for Oregon to become a leader in this new field and show the way to the rest of the country and the world.

OSU phasing out tuition break for full-time students (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University plans to continue phasing out the “tuition plateau” that gives full-time students a break on per-credit rates, university officials told a committee of the OSU Board of Trustees on Monday.

Commissioners approve forest plan (The Observer)

“When we responded to the Forest Service’s comprehensive management plan for the Hells Canyon NRA we wrote our own alternative,” said John Williams, the county’s Oregon State University Extension agent and member of the county’s natural resource advisory committee.


NEW! Rummage sale: Come find amazing deals on books, music, housewares, baby clothes, art and more. Feb. 24-28, fourth floor lobby of Kerr. Benefits the OSU Food Drive.

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. 25, 8-4 on Feb. 26. For questions, contact durrellt@science.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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Upcoming events

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.

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.

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


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. 27, 10 to 11:30 a.m.  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

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.

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.

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.

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

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Winter 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Julie Vano (Oregon State University), will speak on “Assessing climate risks relevant to water management,”  Feb. 26noon to 1 p.m., Owen Hall 101.

NEW! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar:  Daniel Nebert, University of Cincinatti College of Medicine will be presenting a seminar “CYP1 metabolism of lipid mediators during initiation, resolution phases of inflammation” at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in ALS 4001.

NEW! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar:  Daniel Nebert, University of Cincinatti College of Medicine will be presenting a seminar “Cyp1 knockout mice ingesting benzo[a]pyrene: toxicity or cancer depends on genotype” at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Withycombe 109.

NEW! Electron Microscope Facility Seminar: Thursday Feb. 27, noon in Gilbert Hall Room 324. Cedric Bouchet-Marquis, “The CryoEM Era Begins” a discussion of direct observation of protein folding and other interesting biological systems with a cooled transmission electron microscope.  Contact Pete Eschbach with questions.

NEW! Renaissance Tapestries: At the Feb. 27 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Rebecca Olson, assistant professor of English, will describe her research on the literary and social influences of Renaissance tapestries. Triad meets in the MU, Room 211, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have a catered lunch. To reserve a seat, contact nick.houtman@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-0783

NEW! Green Village Schools and the Future of Afghanistan:  Mohammad Khan Kharoti is an Afghan American who since 2001 has been living out his dream of providing quality education for children in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan where he grew up. Kharoti will talk about his work and that of Portland-based Green Village Schools, a nonprofit committed to increasing literacy in rural, underserved areas of Afghanistan. Feb. 27, 3 p.m., MU208 (LaRaza Room).

NEW! 2014 Starker Lecture Series: Tom Spies, Research Forester. USDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station, will speak on A luxuriant Landscape:  Oregon’s working forest landscapes, an ecological perspective” Feb. 27, 3:30-5 p.m., 107 Richardson Hall. For more info:  http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

NEW! Arts endowment chairman to speak at Oregon State: John Frohnmayer, former chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts, will speak about his life experiences and First Amendment issues Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m in the LaSells Stewart Center, Agriculture Production Room. The lecture, “Second Thoughts of a First Amendment Radical: Slathering Politics, Religion, Philosophy and Art on Burned American Toast,” is free and open to the public.

NEW! Employer’s Partnership for Diversity Workshop: Oregon State University’s Gabe Merrell, will be presenting “Accessibility: Ensuring the Inclusion of People with Disabilities.”  The workshop is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to noon, Benton Center. Free to OSU employees. To register, email Rashad.Brown@co.benton.or.us

NEW! Coalition for Community Dialogue Winter Training: Join the Coalition for Community Dialogue as we explore systems of oppression during our winter training, March 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MU 211. We strive to offer a communal space that deepens our understanding of oppression and how it impacts our lives and the lives of those around us. This training will guide participants through an examination of these systems and their impact, as well as provide a space to envision modes of resistance. Registration open until Thursday Feb. 27 at http://goo.gl/OxLavt

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

Food drive events

NEW! MIME Annual Soup Contest: Come by Rogers 237 on Thurs., Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-1p.m. $5 will buy you some of the best soups, breads, salads, and other tasty side dishes that MIME faculty and staff have to offer. The soup with the most votes at the end of the event wins a gift card from a local retailer. For questions, contact michelle.mcallaster@oregonstate.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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! Search advocate workshops: Sign up by Feb. 28 to attend OSU’s signature Search Advocate 2-part workshop series next week (March 4 /6, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.).  Learn strategies to improve faculty and staff search outcomes by helping search committees test their thinking, address complex process concerns, improve search validity and fairness, understand/promote diversity, and anticipate/address unconscious bias risks. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in these interactive workshops.  April openings available as well. See  http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=7   Questions?  Contact Anne Gillies 7-0865 or anne.gillies@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Conduct cutting-edge scientific research experience this summer: The College of Science’s SURE Science program offers scholarships for undergraduate students seeking a summer research experience to complement their academic experience. Students can take advantage of hundreds of opportunities to work alongside faculty for a hands-on learning experience. The program offers students the opportunity to foster meaningful, scholarly connections early in their academic careers. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. For more information, visit http://science.oregonstate.edu/SUREscience.

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.

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.

International Program Advisor – OUS Study Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Program Advisor position.  The location of this position will be in Washington State. Posting #0011990. Closes March 16.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced Digital Communications Specialist to join its Communications & Stewardship team. The position is first and foremost a writer, with 80% of work time focused on researching, writing, and editing and 20% devoted to the technical production and publishing of electronic content. To view the complete job description

Traffic and maintenance

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.


Corvallis: Only a week to go til Mardi Gras, but you can celebrate today from noon to 1 p.m. on the fourth floor of Kerr and help out the Food Drive by having a Cajun lunch. The day will start out cloudy, with sunshine by the afternoon. High of 61, low of 39. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today with a high of 45 and a low of 29. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly sunny today with a high of 60 and a low of 45. Rain tomorrow.

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

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