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Wednesday, April 23, 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.

Where will the next natural disaster hit? (Huffington Post)

A deadly mudslide devastated Oso, Washington. Could there be more natural disasters on the horizon? Our panel of scientists and experts predict the high-risk areas that could be next, and what can be done to prepare for these events. OSU’s Chris Goldfinger is a featured speaker.

Ag economist helps farmers find their niche (Capital Press)

As suburban kid from Ohio, Larry Lev didn’t give agriculture much thought until he found himself in France as an undergraduate student. After spending a semester attending university there, he traveled as a migrant worker picking strawberries and Champagne grapes. “It was just a way to stay in Europe,” said Lev. His overseas experience piqued his interest enough to eventually lead to a career as an agricultural economist at Oregon State University.

Study skills, not swimming (Inside Higher Ed)

About 39 percent of colleges and universities required students to take physical education in 2010, down from 63 percent in 1998, researchers at Oregon State University and Western Oregon University found.

OSU Earth Day celebrations (KEZI)

Oregon State University students, staff, faculty, and members of the Corvallis community went from booth-to-booth at OSU’s 14th annual Earth Day Community Fair on Tuesday, learning more about how to live more sustainably.

OSU named a green university (KEZI)

Oregon State University was named a green university for the fourth year in a row. (see also Portland Tribune)

How old is that ice? New dating technique could spot 1.5 million year old ice (Christian Science Monitor)

The researchers had already established the age of the ice, having “done a very large amount of work on the gas content of that ice, and the ice around it, to know how it fits in to dated ice cores that have continuous data all the way from today to older times than that,” Edward Brook, an Oregon State University geologist and co-author on the study wrote in an email. (see also Business Insider)

Sherwood honeybee ‘die-off’ may have been swarm hit by cars, state says (Register-Guard)

The investigator also sent some of the dead bees to Oregon State University, where an expert will check them for pesticides, disease and parasites.

Corvallis committee down to final details of parking program (Gazette-Times)

All recommendations of Urban Services must go to the City Council for final approval. The city is tackling parking because of traffic and congestion issues stemming from Oregon State University growth.

Learn about religion, politics in America (Coast Weekend)

Campbell is the Hundere Chair in religion and culture and a professor in the school of history, philosophy and religion at Oregon State University. He has been on the faculty at OSU since 1990 and has received numerous awards for teaching and scholarship. Campbell serves on the board of directors for Benton Hospice, the ethics committee for Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, and coordinates the program in medical humanities at OSU.

OSU-Cascades ski team competes at nationals (The Broadside)

For the second straight year, Oregon State University-Cascades has had representation at alpine ski nationals.
OSU-Cascades athletes Nolan King, vice president of OSU-Cascades club sports, and Sierra Foster, president of OSU-Cascades club sports competed at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association’s national championship in Lake Placid, New York from March 11-15.

Want better plants? Know your soil (Portland Tribune)

“The texture of a soil is its proportion of sand, silt and clay,” said James Cassidy, a soils instructor at Oregon State University. “Texture determines all kinds of things like drainage, aeration, the amount of water the soil can hold, erosion potential and even the amount of nutrients that can be stored.”


Earth Week – Built Environment Day: Wednesday Earth Week events include the Water Conservation Scavenger Hunt at 8 a.m.-6 p.m., OSUsed Store Earth Week Sale at noon-3 p.m. and Documentary Film: “Addicted to Plastics” at 5-6:30 p.m. in Gleeson Hall 100. Learn more on the Earth Week website.

Water Conservation Scavenger HuntWednesday April 23, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., search the campus for examples of how the built environment affects water resources and try to win a Hydroflask! Instructions and clues will be available at the Fresh From the Faucet booth on the MU Quad at Tuesday’s Community Fair or visit http://oregonstate.edu/ssi/feature/20140411-osu-earth-week for information under ‘Water Conservation Scavenger Hunt’.

Student Affairs Director of Communications and Marketing: Division of Student Affairs Director of Communications & Marketing candidate open forums are scheduled for April 23.  Schedules, profile and accommodation requests related to ability information is available at http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/candidate-interviews-communications-marketing-director.

Spring Career Fair: The Spring Career Fair is coming up April 23. Please join us in the Ch2M Alumni Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t forget to get your photo taken at our Linkedin Photo Booth for a professional photo for use on business networking sites. Find out more at:  http://oregonstate.edu/career/career-fairs

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.

 “We Power Orange: Advocating with OSU-AAUP”:  We invite everyone to participate in the next community conversation about ways that OSU-AAUP can be a more effective advocate for all faculty.  On Wednesday, April 23, noon in Milam Hall 319, we will discuss ‘what is AAUP?’ and have a dialogue about advocacy goals at OSU. For more information: http://osuaaup.org/, Joseph Orosco, joseph.orosco@oregonstate.edu.

TAC Webinar: Sococo Virtual Office, with Steve Roberts (TAC) and Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Have you been looking for something a little different than the usual collaboration tools? In this session we will demonstrate how we use Sococo with its intuitive interface and rapid guest access for team collaboration. Wed., April 23, 10-11 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1h1dD6H.

Fisheries and wildlife seminar: John (Jack) C. Schmidt, Chief, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, USGS, Flagstaff, Ariz., will speak on “Big Science on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon – When is Enough Enough?” April 23, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.

Poor People Power: “The State, Social Provisions, and American Experiments in Democratic Engagement.” OSU’s Marisa Chappell will explore the history of the segmented U.S. welfare state and suggests some lessons offered in an era of welfare restructuring, including the opportunity to articulate alternative visions of citizenship.. April 23, 4 p.m., MU206: Asian/Pacific Room.

Inclusivity at Oregon State: A University Community Dialogue: Join the Office of Equity and Inclusion in a conversation about how we can individually and collectively counter acts of bias and engage in proactive efforts to realize a vision of the preferred future of Oregon State as an equitable and inclusive communityWednesday, April 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m., 101 Furman Hall.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Video screening: “Do the Math,” the video, Friday April 25, noon to 1 p.m., Furman 303. Attend this brown bag movie and discussion of a climate change movie that blends the reporting of climate science and calls for political action. The video is a production of 350.org and narrated by Bill McKibben. 43 minutes. Sponsored by OSUDivest.

NEW! GRAMMY event: Celebrate OSU’s new partnership with the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum, which will provide students access to the rich musical history and archives of the museum. April 25, 3 p.m., MU Lounge. Event includes a talk by executive director of the GRAMMY Museum, Bob Santelli, President Ed Ray, and a performance by alum Roosevelt Credit and OSU Choirs.

NEW! Alumni Association Spring Awards: Join the OSU Alumni Association at the  Spring Awards celebration as we celebrate the dedication and generosity of Rockne Freitas ’68 and Penny Atkins ’79, the 2014 recipients of the E.B. Lemon and Jean & C.H. “Scram” Graham awards. April 25, 6:30 reception, 7 p.m. dinner, CH2M Hill Alumni Center. www.osualum.com/springawards2014

NEW! Fiction reading: Fiction writer Sarah Shun-lien Bynum will read at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library rotunda. A question and answer session and book signing will follow. This event is part of OSU’s 2013-2014 Visiting Writers Series.

NEW! In Quest of Conscience- Staged Reading– Part of the Holocaust Memorial Week of OSU, Charlotte Headrick directs Robert David Macdonald’s adaption of Gitta Sereny’s Into That Darkness which is based on her seventy hours of interviews with Franz Stangl, the commandant of Treblinka. Performers include Rick Wallace, Elizabeth Helman, Leonora Rianda, and Michael Beaton. Construction and Engineering Hall at LaSells Stewart Center May 2, 7:30 p.m.; Majestic Theatre, April 30, 7:30 p.m. Free.

NEW! Talent show: The 11th Annual The Other Side Talent Show and Silent Auction will be held April 30 at the LaSells Stewart Center across from Reser Stadium. The Talent Show begins at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. as does the Silent Auction. Suggested donations of $5 for the general public and $2 for OSU students will be accepted at the door with proceeds benefitting the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and a yet to be named non-profit organization.

NEW! Annual Meeting & Member Social: The OSU Retirement Association (OSURA) will hold its Annual Meeting and Member Social on Wed., May 7, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., in the OSU Foundation Board Room, 35th & Western. President Ray and OSURA Scholarship winners will highlight the meeting. Members and their guests welcome. For questions, contact osura@oregonstate.edu.

Wind ensemble: Come join the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, in a concert to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of James Douglass, director of bands emeritus, and his 31-year career at OSU. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis and online at Ticket Tomato dot com. OSU students with ID and K-12 students will be admitted for free while seating is available.

Carpool/vanpool information meeting: This meeting is targeting OSU staff/faculty and employees of other local organizations who live in the Linn/Polk/Marion County area and commute to Corvallis. We’ll provide information about how commuter carpools and vanpools work, and some current vanpoolers will share their perspective. Noon to 1 p.m. Fri. April 25 at Kearney Hall Room 311 (Civil Engineering Library). Free pizza lunch. RSVP to Nicholas.Snowhill@oregonstate.edu by April 24.

Take your kids to campus: In conjunction with the national Take Your Sons and Daughters to work day, OSU is hosting Bring Your Kids to Campus Day on April 25. Bring your Kids to Campus Day is way to celebrate family, the importance of education and to highlight the myriad of family-friendly activities on campus. For more information and to register go to: oregonstate.edu/childcare/bring-your-kids-to-campus-day

Earth Day Service Projects, Friday April 25 and Saturday April 26:  Registration is now open for all Earth Day Projects! The Center for Civic Engagement is sponsoring 6 environmentally focused service projects in recognition of Earth Day 2014. Five projects will be taking place Saturday, April 26, 2014 and 1 project will take place Friday, April 25, 2014 in the afternoon. Snacks and refreshments (including morning coffee) will be provided. Lunch will be provided for the all-day project.  Pre-registration is required. See details and register here at http://oregonstate.edu/cce/earthday.  For more information, contact cce@oregonstate.edu.

Exploring Social Justice through Art Retreat: As an educator and artist, Claudia Ramirez Islas uses art as a medium to open dialogue about social justice issues that have impacted her life and the lives of many all over the world. The Exploring Social Justice through Art Retreat will provide a space for the OSU community to come together and share how we can advocate for ourselves and others through a social justice lens. April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez. Spaces are limited, RSVP at http://bit.ly/1iB8rcS

Latin Night  – “World Cup” hosted by Association of Latin American Students sponsored by SEAC, MU Ballroom April 26, doors open 5 p.m., show starts 5:30 p.m. Enjoy OMC Latin band, dances, and dinner. Free tickets available in SEAC beginning April 21. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: ALAS@oregonstate.edu or Rebecca.Evans@oregonstate.edu

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Starting and Saving Seeds: This class will teach and show you the process of starting and saving seeds while providing an opportunity to participate in hands-on planting and transplanting.  Starting transplants gives the home gardener choices when succession planting and inter-planting. April 24, , 6:30-8:30 p.m.,OSU Extension Service, Lane County, 996 Jefferson St., Eugene.

NEW! Two-Part Search Advocate Workshop Series at OSU-Cascades: Advocates help search committees avoid unconscious, unintentional biases, and enhance validity, diversity, and equity in the search/selection process.  April 25 and May 2, in Bend. To be eligible to serve as a search advocate, you must complete both sessions. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in these interactive workshops. For more information:  http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=7

NEW! The Philosophy of Rowing: Philosophers have been enamored with water from the 5th century pre-socratic Heraclitus who told us that ‘we cannot step into the same river twice.” John Frohnmayer, former chairman of the US National Endowment for the Arts, will explore what philosophy and rowing have to teach us–and each other. April 25, noon, Milam 301.

NEW! Speech Communication Colloquium: Dr. Colin Hesse will present his research, “The Impact of Affectionate Communication on Psychological and Physiological Stress,” on Friday, April 25, from 4 to 5:00 PM in Gilkey Hall 104.

NEW! Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Change:  How to Affect the Masses:   Join us in hearing from Adam Braun whose organization has been able to build over 200 schools in just over five years.  Adam is the founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise and was named to Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2012.  He has been featured at Clinton Global Initiative, Google Zeitgeist and Wired Magazine’s 2012 Smart List of 50 People Changing the World. April 29, 7 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center.  Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/discovery

Student leadership: At the April 24 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Tram Hoang, Tina Clawson and students at the Dixon Recreation Center will discuss their student leadership program. 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 larry.pribyl@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-3817.

un-Packing Christian Privilege: The idea of Christian Privilege is not new, resulting as it does, from the dominant or normalizing influence of Christianity in our North American culture. Description and more information at  http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/93915/. The Sponsored by the OSU Campus Coalition Builders, Division of Student Affairs. Thursday, April 24, noon-1:30 p.m. in MU 206

Gatekeeper Training: Suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst college students. This workshop will teach participants to recognize the warning signs and how to help if someone they know is thinking about suicide. April 24, 2-4 p.m., MU Journey Room. Presented by Jim Gouveia, LCSW with CAPS. Registration required: http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/features/gatekeeper-training. Additional workshop available on May 16.

Starker Lecture Series: Paige Fischer, Research Social Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Western Wild land Environmental Threat Assessment center and PNW Research Station, Prineville, will speak on “Beyond Boundaries: Social Challenges and Opportunities in the Forest Landscape Management.Thursday, April 24, 3:30 p.m., RH 107. Reception to follow. For more on the Starker Lecture Series visit http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Open Textbook Workshop for OSU faculty: OSU Libraries and Press invite OSU faculty members to learn how open textbooks can benefit their students in the classroom and in the pocketbook. This two-hour workshop on May 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. will introduce the concept of open textbooks and how to find and incorporate them into courses. Participants will write a brief review of one open textbook after the workshop for a $200 stipend. For more details and registration information, see: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/open-textbook-workshop

Faculty Sessions with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two spring 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 here https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/ray/ for either April 30 from 1:30-3 p.m. or May 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

News for Employees

NEW! Field EcoHydrology and Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: Open to both Undergrad and Grad students.  Attendees will be in the field for the entire course. There are 5 different sections, which can be taken individually or as a 3-part course (2 session are repeated). Space is limited!  Email Jennifer.cohen@oregonstate.edu for an override.

Performing Arts Exhibit and Archival Collections: The Oregon Multicultural Archives invites you to view an exhibit showcasing the Obo Addy Legacy Project, an African dance and music group, and Milagro, a Latino based theatre company. The exhibit can be found on the fifth floor of Valley Library, and will be up through September. Find out more about the collections and links to photos on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post. For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, and visit the Oregon Multicultural Archives.

AOP scholarships: AOP is soliciting applications for their 2014-2015 $500 scholarship. Applicants must be in good standing, have at least one full year of undergraduate studies remaining, and be declared with a major or minor in the College of Business OR have a parent/legal guardian who is an AOP member in good standing. Applications packets are available by contacting Elizabeth Thomas at elizabeth.thomas@oregonstate.edu. Deadline May 2.

Call for proposals: DeLoach Work Scholarships for undergraduates. The University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for summer and fall terms, 2014. Tenured and tenure-track Oregon State faculty members, as well as senior instructors, can submit proposals for funding in support of Honors College undergraduates working at tasks that advance faculty research and enhance student experiential learning. Other faculty who like to apply should contact the UHC. Proposed work must relate to the area of the nominated student’s academic training and provide a significant learning outcome. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 9. Information regarding awards and the application process is available at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.

How’s your workstation working for you?  To help you improve your comfort and efficiency throughout your workday, Occupational Health and Safety has posted ten short instructional videos to help you assess and improve your workstation setup.  Whether you are wondering about how to adjust your chair or how to improve your workstation layout, this and other ergonomics information for improving your comfort is available at http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/ergonomics.  Contact Mike Sreniawski for additional information.

Recreational Sports Challenge Course: The Adventure Leadership Institute’s Challenge Course Program offers experimental-based activities designed to facilitate group and individual development.  The Challenge Course uses a variety of problem solving initiatives as well as low and high course elements and obstacles to present challenges to engage groups and individual in a fun and supportive learning environment. Bring your group, team, club, or coworkers and we’ll create a program to best fit your specific needs and objectives. Learn more here

2014 Commencement Human Interest Stories: In an attempt to personalize the Commencement Ceremony, President Ray has requested that we include 3-4 human interest stories of personal achievement of our graduating students in his Commencement address. There are many untold stories of personal achievement and great accomplishments of our students.  We would love to share some of those stories during the ceremony.  Please submit these stories no later than Monday, May 12, to Kelly Anderton (Provost’s Office) at Kelly.Anderton@oregonstate.edu  Other inquires may be sent to Kavinda Arthenayake at Kavinda@oregonstate.edu.

NSF EarthScope National Office (ESNO) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF EarthScope National Office (ESNO) program. This solicitation calls for proposals to establish a community-based EarthScope National Office. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-esno. Information: Mary Phillips mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline July 28.

NSF International Research Network Connections (IRNC) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program. The IRNC program supports high performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the NSF research community.   Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-irnc. Information: Mary Phillips mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline May 7.


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

Office Specialist 2-Copyright Specialist:  Printing and Mailing has an opening for one part-time, .50 FTE, Copyright Specialist position.  Posting #0012228 Closes April 23.

Animal Attendant:  The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hiring an Animal Attendant for the Small Animal Hospital.  Posting #0012275. Closes April 27.

Office Specialist 2 – College of Forestry:  The Department of Wood Science & Engineering has a 1.0 FTE position available in the administrative office.  Posting #0012270. Closes April 27.

Development Engineer – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Development Engineer position. Posting #0012274. Closes April 27.

Medical Assistants, Student Health Services is hiring two (2)  full-time, nine-month positions.  Posting #0012237. Closes April 27.

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistants, Student Health Services is hiring two (2) full time, nine-month positions.  Posting #0012232. Closes April 28.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on April 30.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0011033 no later than April 29.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

The College of Engineering is seeking a full-time Machinist / Development Engineer to manage the operations of the Engineering Services Shop (ESS) and execute the design and fabrication of research and instructional equipment to meet the needs of the College of Engineering. The Development Engineer is a master machinist and welder at the journeyman level, and a specialized resource person and advisor to other technicians, researchers and students. Posting number # 0012302. Closes April 30.

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. Closes April 30.

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.

Education Project Assistant – Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a part-time, (.30 FTE), EPA position located in Newport.  Posting # 0012252. Closes April 30.

Outreach Program Coordinator – Klamath County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Klamath Falls.  Posting # 0012269. Closes April 30.

Infrastructure Construction Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity)– Capital Planning and Development invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Infrastructure Construction Manager position. Posting #0012290. 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.

Education Program Assistant 2  – Wasco County Extension office invites applications for a full-time, (1.00 FTE), EPA 2 position located in The Dalles.  Posting # 0012265. Closes May 2.

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.

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. 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. Closes May 4.

The Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University seeks candidates for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term, 12-month instructor position.  This position specializes in cadaver-based, vertebrate anatomy, and physiology.  A master’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related field is required.  Posting #0012257.  For full consideration, apply by  May 8.

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.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Posting #0012243. Closes May 11.

Health Educator– Student Health Services invites applications for a full time, 12 month Health Educator-Coordinator position.  Posting #0012256. Closes May 13.

Manager of Intake, Retention, & Transition–Disability Access Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Manager of Intake, Retention, & Transition position. Posting #0012251. Closes May 13.

Program Technician 2 – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Technician 2 position. Posting #0012008. For full consideration, apply by April 30. Closes May 15.

Agronomy Instructor– The Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month agronomy instructor.  Posting #0012271. Closes May 23.

Traffic and maintenance

Washington Way closure: The Washington Way closure will be extended west to 26th Street, April 15-29.  For this time period, access to Washington Way from Benton Place, the adjacent parking lot, and 17th Street will be restricted.  Additional information at Campus Closure, Shutdown, and Detour Notices. Local access to the NROTC and Dixon Drive will be available from 26th Street. The parking lot and parallel parking along Benton Place will remain open, with only minor parking closures to accommodate turnarounds at Washington Way.

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.


Corvallis: Rain and more rain, but that’s the usual song of an Oregon spring. Rain today, high of 56, low of 50. Showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain and snow. High of 54, low of 37. Chance of rain tomorrow. 

Newport: Rain today, high of 53, low of 51. Showers tomorrow.

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

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