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Monday, April 7, 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.

Tasting french fries for a living can be a pain in the mouth (NPR)

Some companies might look to one-time consumer surveys as a cheaper alternative, but even that can ring up tens of thousands of dollars for just one test, says Ann Colonna, who runs a sensory program at Oregon State University.

Flying the Silicon Skies (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University has also raised the region’s UAS profile, with about 20 faculty working on UAS-related research and technologies. “We have researchers looking at unmanned vehicles for precision agriculture, forestry, snow pack observation, land-use monitoring, wildlife tracking and oceanographic mapping,” said Rick Spinrad, vice president for research at Oregon State University and board president of SoarOregon. (The full text is subscriber-only)

Could a ‘Barbie’ get real? What a healthy fashion doll looks like (NPR)

“I think the doll is fantastic!” says psychologist Aurora Sherman at Oregon State University, who led the recent study on Barbie’s impact on girls’ career ambitions. Scads of studies have looked at how media images of unrealistic body shapes negatively affect girls’ self-esteem and body satisfaction, Sherman says. But only a handful have focused on Barbie.

Science in service to society (Newport News-Times)

Thanks to its designation as Oregon’s Land Grant University, Oregon State University has 11 agricultural experiment stations located throughout the state.

Iso brings steel pillars to ‘Women in Sports’ seminar (GNAC Sports)

With a lack of steady work, combined with an offer from a familiar face, Iso decided to head back to the college ranks and accepted a position with the football team at Oregon State University, her alma mater.

Split decision on formation of self-governing boards (Bend Bulletin)

The state Board of Higher Education has endorsed “with conditions” the formation of self-governing boards at Southern Oregon and Eastern Oregon universities. The two regional universities have shaky finances and the board wants them to stabilize their budgets before moving forward with independent boards. The schools were given 45 days to show they can meet conditions set by the board and then get the governor’s approval.

OSU opens center for Latino students (Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce)

Oregon State University will hold opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. today for the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, located at 691 S.W. 26th St. in Corvallis

Barbie dolls and career options (Jefferson Public Radio)

The iconic Barbie doll comes in for a fair amount of criticism, primarily for its nearly anatomically impossible depiction of the female form. Now a study from the psychology school at Oregon State University finds another issue.

Liz Dent named chief of Oregon Forests Division (Statesman Journal)

Liz Dent has been named chief of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s State Forests Division. Dent, was the division’s deputy chief since May 2012. She succeeds Mike Bordelon, who retired after 28 years with ODF. Dent holds a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University and a master’s degree from Oregon State University.

Zalesky named Pac-12 coach of the year (Beavers)

Oregon State Head Wrestling Coach Jim Zalesky was named Pac-12 Wrestling Coach of the Year, the conference announced Thursday.

Company camera: Hydro Graphics Inc (Oregonian)

Oregon State University produced a feature this winter on the football helmets painted by Newberg’s Hydro Graphics Inc. The company has become a go-to provider of high-intensity “Hydroskin” helmets, with customers ranging from the San Francisco 49ers football team to Oregon State’s lacrosse team.

The tsunami that struck Japan is now three years past, but it hasn’t stopped making waves (The Boundary Sentinel)

John Chapman is a research scientist and a professor at Oregon State University. On June 5, 2012, John Chapman was leaving the university to go study an invasive species in California. His departure was delayed when he received the news that a Japanese dock had arrived on Agate Beach and was rife with foreign marine life.

OSU-Cascades showcases stewardship on new site (Bend Bulletin)

Ponderosa pines, some likely near 150 years old, dominate the 10-acre site on Bend’s west side where Oregon State University-Cascades Campus plans to expand into a four-year university. To foster the feel of an authentic Central Oregon landscape, the university plans to embrace the land’s roughly 400 trees and topography in its campus design.

OSU, law firm trade barbs over Liberty settlement (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University officials are lamenting the amount of legal fees included in a recent court settlement, but the nonprofit law firm that won the case claims the university could have avoided those costs by settling earlier in the process.

Study finds wild steelhead fare better in marine environment (The Dalles Chronicle)

“Juvenile steelhead enter the marine environment each year at a similar size and condition, yet after a short period in the marine environment, they are feeding and growing at a much higher rate than in the estuary as they quickly move offshore and this growth depends on ocean conditions,” said Elizabeth A. Daly, senior faculty research assistant for the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resource Studies (Oregon State University and NOAA Fisheries), which is located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Ore.

Vet focuses on stewardship of livestock (Capital Press)

Being proper stewards of animal health and still making a profit was the message Charles Estill presented to a gathering of livestock owners at the annual Douglas County Livestock Spring Conference. Estill is the Oregon State University Extension Service veterinarian and is an associate professor for rural veterinary practice.

Oregon State plans limited parking at Bend campus (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Planners of the new Oregon State University-Cascades campus hope they can discourage students from driving to class by building a small number of parking spaces. (see also KOINSan Francisco Chronicle)

Scram apple and pear scab (Oregonian)

As the blossoms fade in your apple and pear trees this spring, keep an eye out for a fungus that flourishes in warm, wet weather, cautions experts at the Oregon State University Extension Service. (see also Hillsboro Tribune)

Hatfield Marine Science Center open house on April 12 (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will host its Marine Science Day on Saturday, April 12, offering the public an opportunity to meet many of the scientists working at the research facility, as well as take tours and explore the exhibits.

Wristband could measure your exposure to pollutants (Yahoo News)

The researchers hope that one day, the bands could be used in studies to help link chemicals in the environment to health effects, said study researcher Kim Anderson, a professor at Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

OSU senior runs for House District 16 (Statesman Journal)

While his classmates at Oregon State University polish their résumés in anticipation of graduation, Jacob Vandever is passing out yard signs and knocking on doors in anticipation of being elected to the Oregon House.

Council to decide on parking districts (Gazette-Times)

Key elements of the program recommended by Urban Services include: Expanding the current three parking districts to seven zones that would ring the Oregon State University campus at a distance of approximately a half-mile.

Prescribed burns planned south of Bend (Wallowa Chieftain)

All of these prescribed fires aim to reduce hazardous fuels within the wildland urban interface and return low intensity fire to the landscape. The three smaller prescribed fires in the Sunriver area are part of an ongoing Oregon State University research project that evaluates short- and long-term effects of vegetation treatments on forest development.


Digital brand strategies: On April 7, Professional and Continuing Education is launching Digital Brand Strategies, the first course of the Strategic Approach to Digital Brand Management Certificate. Leading experts from Adidas, Wieden+Kennedy, and REI will help you construct your brand’s story in technology-rich environments.  All courses are online and $475. OSU students, staff and faculty qualify for 10% off the course price.

Labyrinth: Open Labyrinth Walk hosted by United Campus Ministry at OSU will be offered Monday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MU Ballroom.  Come and go as your schedule allows.

NEW! Dean of Veterinary Medicine candidates: The three finalists for the Dean position: will host campus forums in the next two weeks. They include Warwick Bayly, Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Washington State University, April 7, 11 a.m. to noon, Magruder 102; Fern Tablin, Chair, Anatomy & Physiology, University of California – Davis, April 17, 11 a.m. to noon, Magruder 102; Don Reynolds, Professor & Dean of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island; April 21, 11 a.m. to noon, Magruder 102. The forums will also be recorded and posted to the web for viewing by those who are not able to attend.

Transportation and parking update: The OSU community is invited to learn about upcoming changes and share feedback on the  zonal parking system coming to campus this fall. Meetings will be held on April 7 at noon, in the Construction & Engineering Hall in the La Sells Stewart Center (which will be live-streamed at http://live.oregonstate.edu/) and on April 9 in the MU Lounge at 10:30 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. Comments will be welcome. For more information, please visit: parking.oregonstate.edu/zonal-parking

Centro Cultural César Chávez Grand Opening: Monday, April 7, 5 p.m. Program, 26th Street, south of Washington Way, across from Reser Stadium. Celebrate the grand opening of the new Centro Cultural César Chávez building. Tours and reception will follow the program. For more information or to RSVP, visit http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/cccc-grand-opening Accommodations for disability can be made at: events@oregonstate.edu.

Valley Lightning Talk.  Create@OregonState hosts a new lightning talk forum. The goal is to forge a new multidisciplinary collaborative space, where anyone can attend, present their ideas and work, hear about cool new projects, find collaborators, or just relax and enjoy old and new colleagues. Monday, April 7, 6-8 p.m. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St Corvallis. 541-737-6535 or email create@oregonstate.edu.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

NEW! Auditions for one-act festival: Auditions for the annual student-directed Spring One-Act Festival are scheduled for 7 p.m. April 8 and 9 in OSU’s Lab Theatre. Auditions will consist of cold readings, no prep necessary. They are open to all. Performance of the festival is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 4, 5 and 6 and at 2 p.m. June 8. One-act plays will be directed by the students of an advanced directing class. Rehearsals will be scheduled with each director. Those auditioning are asked to bring their schedules and note any potential conflicts with rehearsals. For details: http://tinyurl.com/kzn7sfd.

NEW! Art discussion: Multidisciplinary artist Ian Boyden will speak about his recent art installation project, “Avian Flame: Mirror Ecologies of the Mind Consumed,” Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m. in the MU Journey Room at OSU. The free event will serve as the launch for the Spring Creek Project’s second annual Campus Creature Census. The Census begins April 8 and entries are due by May 10. Cash prizes will be offered for the best student entries. Details are available on the Spring Creek website: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/centers-and-initiatives/spring-creek-project/


NEW! Celebration for Amy Flint: Please come say goodbye and share your best wishes with Amy Flint with the Registar’s Office before she transitions to Chemeketa Community College. Celebrate on April 10, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Kerr 102.

NEW! Marine Science Day at Hatfield: Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport for Marine Science Day! HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners. Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To volunteer: http://www.volunteersignup.org/JCWWD.

NEW! Wellness Workshop; Paths to Flourishing: Come learn about positive psychology and flourishing concepts based on Seligman and Keyes’ work and start implementing strategies toward a more fulfilling life today! April 15, 4  to 5:30 p.m., Dixon lower classroom. Pre-register at:http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/wellness-workshop-paths-flourishing Free to OSU community.

NEW! Vietnamese Night  – “The Lotus” hosted by Vietnamese Students Association sponsored by SEAC, MU Ballroom April 13, doors open 5:30 p.m., show starts 6 p.m.. Enjoy a variety of student performances. Free tickets available in SEAC beginning April 7. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: vsa@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Japan Night: Join Japanese Students Association for Japan Night on April 12 in the MU Ballroom. Free tickets available in SEAC beginning April 7. Doors open 5:30 p.m., show starts 6pm. Enjoy traditional harp performance, taiko drums, a student skit and dinner. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: japanesestudentassociation@oregonstate.edu

Working conditions for non-tenure track faculty:  Last spring, more than 1,200 non-tenure-track (professional, research, and instructional) faculty members filled out an OSU-AAUP/Faculty Senate survey.  The survey results will be discussed at noon, on April 9 in MU208.  Come hear about what is working, areas that need improvement, and discuss policy recommendations that demonstrate support to all of our colleagues who power orange.  For more information: http://osuaaup.org/ or Lori Cramer lcramer@oregonstate.edu.

Book contest: Join OSU Libraries and Press as we celebrate the winners of our first OSU Book Collecting Contest with an open house from 4 to 5 p.m. on April 9 in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, 5th floor Valley Library. Prizes will be awarded to the winners: 1st Prize ($1000) Jessica Kibler, “On Empathy”; 2nd Prize ($500) Eric Fritz “An Evolution of Food Ideas”; 3rd Prize ($250) Matt Dodson, “Literature and Theory about Ecology.” Light refreshments will be served and winner collections will be on display.

ElderCare Connections: Bring your lunch and join discussions and information meetings on what it means to be a caregiver to an aging loved one and how to best help the ones you love.  Upcoming meetings are April 17, noon to 1 p.m., MU MLK Room, May 15, noon to 1 p.m., MU MLK Room, and June 19, noon to 1 p.m., MU Board Room. Open to students, faculty and staff.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Advisor Coffee Talk: Education Double Degree Information: The purpose of this session is to engage with advising colleagues and share information pertinent to advisors about the Education Double Degree. Facilitated by: Allyson Dean, Education Head Advisor. April 8, 10 to 11 a.m., Linus Pauling Science Center 402.

NEW! Biosensor discussion: Jeff Mihailoff (Fortebio) will discuss “Fortebio’s Octet Red Biosensor Technology for OSU,” and Sandra Loesgen (OSU) will discuss “Viral Sweet spots – biosensor technology to identify inhibitor binding to Hepatitis C surface proteins”  April 8, 4 p.m., LPSC 402.  Pizza reception to follow.

NEW! Fisheries and wildlife seminar:  Fiona Tomas Nash, Courtesy Assistant Professor, OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, will speak on “The Invasion of Tropical Fish in a Temperate System: Phase and Paradigm Shifts,” April 9, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.

NEW! Linus Pauling Lecture Series: Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi (UC Berkeley), will present “Illuminating Sugars, the ‘Dark Matter’ of the Cell Surface.”  April 11, 5 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center (Construction & Engineering Hall) with reception to follow at 6 p.m.

NEW WiN PubTalk: Technology Cage Fights. Which technologies and ideas will your organization bet on in the next 5 years? Join WiN as we use the wisdom of the crowds to find out in a fun, high energy format! Each cage fight will pit a pair of champions who are ready to rumble over their beliefs. Doors open 6 p.m. April 11, fights begin 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Corvallis Sports Park. $10 General $5 Student. For more details visit WiN

NEW! Beavers Wanted:  How to prepare for Success at the Career Fair:  Employers come to Career Fairs to hire and network with Beavers.  Find out tips on how to make employers want to hire you! The presentation will be on Tuesday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to noon in MU 208.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

NEW! Resume:  Can You Pass the 10 Second Rule?   Writing a stellar resume can be challenging!  Learn how to grab the employer’s interest in 10 seconds. Nancy Hawkins from Trimble Navigation will present on Tuesday, April 15, 1 to 2 p.m., MU 208.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

NEW! First Year Students: Why You Should Attend the Career Fair: Unsure of when to start attending the Career Fair? Join us to hear career specialists present on the advantages to networking before your job search.  The presentation will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2 to 3 p.m., MU 208.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

TAC Webinar: Blackboard Basics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  This session covers the most frequently-used features in Blackboard. We’ll review Announcements; working with courses; adding and managing course content (assignments, syllabus, etc.), grade center; testing; communicating with students. It’s a great place to start if you’re new to Blackboard, or would like a refresher.  April 8, 3-3:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1h1djoD.

EndNote, Qualtrics, and Mendeley workshops at The Valley Library: The Spring Grad Student & Faculty Workshop Series is underway!  Learn to capture, manage and cite your research sources with EndNote (April 9) and Mendeley (April 10). Learn to develop and deploy your next research survey with Qualtrics (April 9). Register to save your seat and review the full series offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Candidates for Director of Public Safety: Candidates for the position of Director of Public Safety will host open forums this week. Dave Benson will present at 11 a.m., April 8, Kidder Hall 202. Joe Boyer will present 11 a.m., April 9, Kidder 202, and Denson Chatfield will present 11 a.m., April 10, Kidder 202. All presentations will be lived streamed at http://live.oregonstate.edu/

Digital Storytelling Workshop Series: International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) is sponsoring this workshop series from 5-6 p.m. during weeks 3, 4, 5 and 6 (dates: April 16, 23, 30 & May 7) in Kidder 028. Workshop is limited to 20 students; please RSVP by emailing charlene.marek@oregonstate.edu.

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty/Staff Fitness: Many Faculty/Staff Fitness classes are filling up. If you have not yet registered, come see us today to reserve your spot in a class. We still have spots open in Tennis, Zumba, West Coast Swing, Beginning Ballroom, and more! You can register in office (123 Langton Hall M-F 8-5), from our Online Registration site, or by printing our Registration Form from our site and sending it in with payment to the office.

Safety Classes & First Aid Kits Available: Recreational Sports offers a variety of safety classes for students, Rec Sports members, the OSU community and general public. Additionally, first aid kits are available for purchase at the Recreation Services Desk inside of Dixon. Prioritize health and safety in Beaver Nation and get equipped with knowledge and tools today! Contact Jennifer Stewart, Coordinator of Safety & Training, with questions.

Synergies newsletter: Learn what’s going on in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences by reading the latest monthly Synergies newsletter. This month’s features include an alum raising money for children in Nepal through a trek overseas, another alum who says an internship abroad changed his life, highlights from the recent CPHHS/Fu Jen Catholic University exchange visit, how a research colloquium inspires collaboration, a 4-H program award and more. http://bit.ly/1dNGLnF

Student raised beef for sale: The Steer-A-Year Program is hard working group of students learning about the beef industry. They are selling packaged beef available in wholes (~400 lbs of meat)  and halves (~200 lbs of meat) for $4.50/lb. and mixed quarters (~100 lbs of meat) for $4.75/lb. These prices includes all cuts of beef for the same low price unlike the store.  If interested, contact Matt Kennedy at matthew.kennedy@oregonstate.edu by May 1 for details.

STEM Academy: STEM Academy will be hosting 26 different Science & Engineering Summer Camps for students entering 3rd – 12th grades in the Fall of 2014. Topics include: Computing, Engineering, Geosciences, Lego Robotics, Physics, Biochemistry, Ecological Restoration, DNA Biology, Marine Genetics, and an Innovation Workshop. For more information or to register online, please visit http://academy.engr.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Scholarships available. 


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

Associate Dean (Internal Employment Opportunity)–Graduate School invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month,  Associate Dean position. This is a one-year tenured administrator appointment with reappointment possible.  Posting #0011995. Full Consideration March 17, closes April 7.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in Forest Economics. Posting #0012071. For full consideration, apply by April 7. Closes May 4.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in Forest Management. Posting #0012069. For full consideration, apply by April 7. Closes May 4.

Career Services Director–Career Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Career Services Director position. Posting #0012073. Closes April 10.

Baker – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Baker  position.  Posting #0012207.  Closes April 11.

Accounting Technician – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting # 0012095. Closes April 11.

Senior Auditor– The Office of Audit Services  invites applications for three full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Senior Auditor positions. Posting # 0012048. Closes for full consideration April 11.

Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, Counseling and Psychological Services has one opening for a full-time, twelve-month, fixed-term position.  Posting #0009220.Closes April 12.

Manager 1 – Retail Food with the Memorial Union Retail Foodservice at OSU, E.Cafe.  Posting # 0012139. Closes April 13.

Project Coordinator–Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Project Coordinator position. Posting #0012157. Closes April 13.

Chemist 3, the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Chemist 3 position. Posting # 0012086.  Full consideration date April 13. Open until filled.

Institutional Compliance Director– OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Institutional Compliance Director position. Posting #0012001. Closes April 14.

Administrative Assistant To – the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Administrative Assistant To (Administrative Manager) position. Posting #0012198.  Full consideration date April 15. Open until filled.

Administrative Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity)–Animal and Rangeland Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative Manager position. Posting #0012198. Full Consideration April 15, closes April 30.

Food Service Worker 2 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one full-time, 10 month, Food Service Worker 2 position.  Posting # 0012204.  Closes Apr 16.

Office Manager, Medical Records and Reception–Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month,  Office Manger 2 position. Posting #0012161. Closes April 16.

Experiential Learning Coordinator: The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Experiential Learning Coordinator. Posting #0012166. For full consideration, apply by April 21.

Health Educator-Sexual Violence Education & Prevention Coordinator –Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month,  Health Educator position. Posting #0012155. Closes April 21.

Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Fiscal Coordinator 1.  Posting #0012058.  Closes April 22.

OSU Alumni Association is seeking a Director of Alumni Career Services. Position description and application information at: www.osualum.com/jobs  Apply by April 30.

Employee and Labor Relations Manager – Office of Human Resources (OHR) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Employee and Labor Relations Manager position. Posting #0012199. Closes April 30.

Administrative Program Assistant – Academic Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0012119. Closes May 1.

The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Ecohydrology. Posting #0012123. Closes May 1.

Research Associate (Post Doc) – The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) invites applications for 1-2 part/full-time (0.50 – 1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Research Associate (Post Doc) position(s). Posting #0012083. Closes May 3.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accountant 1.  Posting #0012184.  Closes May 9.

4-H Camp Skills Instructors. The OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences is accepting applications for full-time summer job openings. Review the job descriptions at http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/.  For more information email robin.galloway@oregonstate.edu

Traffic and maintenance

15th Street: 15th Street between Jefferson Avenue and Western Avenue will be closed for waterline work associated with the Washington Way Realignment Project, April 7-9, from 7 am. – 5 p.m.  Closure map and additional information at Campus Closure, Shutdown, and Detour Notices.

Washington Way Closed Through August 2014: Starting Monday, March 31: Washington Way between 15th and Benton Place will be turned over to the City for the road construction portion of the Washington Way Realignment Project.  Construction is expected to continue through August, and aside from brief openings for special situations, the City has decided to keep this section of Washington Way closed.

Monroe Weniger lot: Due to a staging area for the Weniger/Gilbert Hallway Ceiling replacement project, five spaces on the east side of the Monroe Weniger lot will be closed through May 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sidewalk closure: Due to the installation of new water and power lines, the south sidewalk of Strand Ag will be closed from March 24 – Oct. 17 to accommodate for site work.


Corvallis: “A little madness in the Spring, Is wholesome even for the King.“~ Emily Dickinson. Sunny with a high of 74 and a low of 45. Sunny again tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny with a high of 69 and a low of 41. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny with a high of 60, and a low of 47. Slight chance of rain tomorrow.

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

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