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Wednesday, April 30, 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 delays completion of Bend campus by one year (OPB)

Oregon State University says it’s pushing back the scheduled completion date of a new four-year branch campus in Bend by one year.  Administrators had long described the 2015 completion date as ambitious.  But ambitious became “unlikely” when hundreds of Bend residents mobilized last month in opposition to the school’s decision to build its campus on Bend’s Westside. (see also Bend BulletinSeattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Gazette-Times)

Fukushima radioactivity found in tuna off Oregon and Washington (Scientific American)

But authors of the Oregon State University study say the levels are so small you would have to consume more than 700,000 pounds of the fish with the highest radioactive level to match the amount of radiation the average person is annually exposed to in everyday life through cosmic rays, the air, the ground, X-rays and other sources. (see also ReutersDaily Mail)

Pacific Ocean acidity dissolving shells of key species (Contra Costa Times)

Scientists from NOAA and Oregon State University found that in waters near the West Coast shoreline, 53 percent of the tiny floating snails had shells that were severely dissolving — double the estimate from 200 years ago.

President Ray honored by University of Portland (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Portland on Sunday, May 4, at UP’s annual commencement ceremony.

Wave energy company opts out of Oregon (Gazette-Times)

“They had their permits and that’s a big hurdle for people,” said Belinda Batten, director of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center and a professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University. “The second big hurdle is money, and judging from the sound of it — Australia’s giving them a boatload of money — it could simply be a money deal.”

OSU wheat variety lacks rust-resistance gene (Capital Press)

Oregon State University soft white winter wheat Kaseberg, previously thought to have had a resistance gene to stripe rust, has been found to not have the gene. OSU Cereal Grains Specialist Mike Flowers says that’s good and bad news.

Commercial fish-handling injuries preventable, researchers claim (Safety + Health Magazine)

Researchers from NIOSH and the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences analyzed 12 years of injury data related to freezer trawlers and freezer-longline vessels, and found the handling of fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard trawlers and about 25 percent of injuries on longliners.


Zotero workshop at The Valley Library:  Learn to capture, manage and cite your research sources with the free citation manger, Zotero (April 30). Register to save your seat and review the remaining series offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

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.

Women of Color Coalition: Brown bag lunch, Wednesday, April 30, noon-1 p.m., Large East Conference Room, Marketplace West Dining.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar:  Michael Skinner, School of Biological Science, Washington State University, will be presenting a seminar – “Impacts of Environmentally Induced Transgenerational Inheritance on Disease and Evolution: Ancestral Ghosts in your Genome”- at noon on Wednesday, April 30, in ALS 4001.

TAC Webinar: Create Your Own iBook, with Carmel Finley, Michael Jager, Jon Dorbolo.  Apple iBook Author is a powerful, useable, and no-cost platform for creating digital books.  This webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about digital book production.  You can do this! Wed. April 30, 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1iiXgHI

Fulbright US Student Program Information Meeting: Join OSU Fulbright program advisor LeAnn Adam to learn about the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and recent graduates to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. April 30, 2-3 p.m., Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez . For more information: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Fisheries and wildlife seminar: Patricia L. Kennedy, Professor, Eastern Oregon Agriculture & Natural Resource Program and Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Union Experiment Station, will speak on “Novel Ecosystems: Management Opportunity or Cop-Out?” April 30, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.

Spring 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Alba Argerich (Assistant Professor, OSU, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management) will speak on “Aquatic contribution of a small headwater stream to the carbon cycle,” Wednesday, April 30, 4-5 p.m., KEC 1001.

Music software/hardware producers visit OSU: Ableton (maker of Live, a unique music creation and performance software, and Push, a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live) is partnering with OSU for the Ableton University Tour on Wednesday, April 30. A free evening presentation, open to the public, featuring performances, tips and tricks, and unique approaches for music-making from artist/trainers Jeremy Highhouse and Nate Asman, takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Benton 303.

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.

Holocaust talk: Northeastern University Professor William F.S. Miles will speak on “Shared Suffering and Empathy: Incorporating the Holocaust into Sub-Saharan Africa Thought and Commemoration,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the C&E Auditorium in LaSells Stewart Center.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Mom’s Weekend: Campus will be crowded this weekend with a wide variety of activities taking place around Oregon State University. The annual Mom’s Weekend event begins Friday, May 2 and runs through Sunday, May 4. Highlights include a Fun Run as part of Pet Day, a University Honors College brunch and talent show, a fashion show, and two comedy shows featuring John Heffron, Nate Bargatze and Dwight Slade. The International Students of Oregon State University also are holding their Spring Festival on Sunday. Additionally, there will be a wine garden in the MU Quad, a wine garden in front of the OSU Bookstore, and the Spring OSU Football Showcase Scrimmage on Saturday at Reser Stadium. A large increase in visitors due to the events, coupled with a number of road closures due to construction will make both foot and vehicle traffic more challenging this year. Visitors are asked to use caution and plan extra commute time.

NEW! Oregon State Toastmasters Club Golden Jubilee and open house: This event, originally set for Feb. 7 but postponed due to weather, will be held May 2, 11:30 a.m., East and West Willamette Rooms, Valley Library.  Sastry Pantula, Dean, College of Science, is the keynote speaker.

NEW! Mom’s Weekend PAX Fundraiser: Help support OSU’s chapter of the National Honor Society for Horticultural, Pi Alpha Xi, by stopping by their booth near the old bookstore at the Mom?s Weekend Art Festival. Homemade soap using essential oils they extracted from plants will be for sale as well as herbs, daffodils, and other plants they propagated. Saturday May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

NEW! Pet Day: OSU will hold its 27th annual Pet Day on Saturday, May 3, when the College of Veterinary Medicine opens its doors for tours, booths, displays and a number of family-oriented events. Participants and their pets may join the Fun Run/Walk event at 9 a.m.; online preregistration for that event is requested by April 18. Pet Day runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Magruder Hall. More detailed information on the various events and registration for the fun run/walk is available online at http://vetmed.oregonstate.edu/pet-day

NEW! International Spring Festival: The annual International Spring Festival will be held as part of Mom’s & Families Weekend in the Memorial Union Quad on Sunday, May 4, from noon to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the International Students of OSU.

NEW! Pride Week 2014 – Queer We Go Again. Check out the annual Pride Week activities to create education, visibility, and celebration around the LGBTQ+ community, happening May 4- 10, including everything from a Safe-Space Training to the Drag Show. See the complete list of events and more information on Oregon State Pride Week 2014 Facebook page.

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.

Composer and Performer: At the May 1 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Dana Reason of the Department of Music will share some of her compositions from classical to jazz. 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, 541-737-3817.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! James M Craig Memorial Seminar: Presented by Hans Paerl, University of North Carolina.  “Combating eutrophication along the freshwater to marine continuum: New Challenges and eroding paradigms.” May 2, 11 a.m. ALS 4001.

NEW! Applied Economics seminar: The Department of Applied Economics will host a brownbag seminar featuring Yunguang Chen and Hyoungsu Park (PhD Candidates) on May 2 from noon-1 p.m. in 104 Ballard Extension Hall. They will discuss “An Integrated Engineering-Economic Vulnerability Assessment Tool- An Assessment of Tsunami Impact on Coastal Communities.”

NEW! The Wilderness Act at 50.  Join Craig Childs, Jacob Hamblin, Lisa Machnik, and Michael Nelson for an open discussion about the Wilderness Act, passed in 1964, which created the legal definition of “wilderness” in the United States and set aside 9.1 million acres of federal land to be forever protected from development.  May 2 at 3 p.m., Hallie Ford Center, Room 115.

NEW! School of Psychological Science Spring Colloquium Series: Pamela Lundeberg will speak on “What do girls learn from dolls? Sexualized stimuli and girls’ academic performance and body esteem,” May 2, from  4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

Healthy Masculinities Conference: A conference on Healthy Masculinities will take place May 1-2 at Oregon State University in the Memorial Union. This year’s theme is “Genuine Masculinities: What is it to you?” The event includes panel discussion from university leaders, presentations by students, faculty and staff, and a free lunch on Friday for registered participants. The event is free for OSU campus members, $40 for those unaffiliated with OSU. To register and for more information: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/mensdev.

Cultural fluency workshops: The Linn-Benton Employer’s Partnership for Diversity invites pre-registration for two separate one-day cultural fluency workshops in April and May.  Space is limited, so please register early (for one or both topics) by calling 541-766-6093 or emailing Rashad.brown@co.benton.or.us. Workshops include Navigating Difference Part 1, April 10 or May 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Personal Leadership, April 11 or May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to OSU employees. The April sessions are being held in the Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis. The May sessions are being held in the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD Offices, 905 4th Ave SE, Albany.

Recipe to Market, Brand and Market Planning Course: Victor Willis and Oregon State’s Professional and Continuing Education team up to teach students in this month-long online course the ins and outs of successfully marketing and branding a product. The course will begin May 1 and run through the month. Please click here to register.

Baccalaureate Core Category Review Workshops for DPD, Western Culture, and Cultural Diversity:  Thursday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 9 – 11 a.m.; OR Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9-10 a.m. This is a how-to baccalaureate core assessment/category review workshop for those units/courses up for review in 2014 and 2015. Registration Contact: Beverly Dirks at Beverly.Dirks@oregonstate.edu

TAC Webinar: OSU’s Learning Management System Evaluation, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Are you curious to know more about the Learning Management Systems that OSU is evaluating in Spring term? Join this webinar to get your What, Why, When, Where and Who questions answered about the evaluation. We’ll also take a quick tour of Canvas and Blackboard to see their similarities and differences.  May 1, 3-3:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1h1dHU1

Inequality for All (Film Screening):   A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, this film features Robert Reich-professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member-as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. May 1, 7 p.m., Milam 318 

James M Craig Memorial Lecture: Presented by Hans Paerl, University of North Carolina.  “”Harmful cyanobacterial bloom dynamics in a world experiencing human- and climatically-mediated change: Causes, consequences and controls.” May 1, 7 p.m., LPSC 125.

 On the Trail of the First People: A Journey into the American Ice Age.  Writer and world-traveler Craig Childs will share stories and images from his recent travels into the American Ice Age. Through spectacular images and storytelling, Childs will take us through Paleolithic landscapes from Alaska to Chile to Florida. May 1, 7:30 p.m., C&E Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center.

Remembering Anne Frank: Laureen Nussbaum, a childhood friend of Anne Frank, will present “Remembering Anne Frank,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in LaSells Stewart Center’s Austin Auditorium. Nussbaum knew Frank in the late 1930s and early 1940s. She’ll share her memories of Anne and tell her own story of survival during World War II.

Governor Tom McCall Memorial Lecture: “The Road to Legal Marijuana in America.” Mason Tvert, Communications Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, will deliver this year’s McCall lecture, looking at the subject of marijuana legalization. He will speak on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m.,  LaSells Stewart Center.

News for Employees

NEW! Brewing exhibit at the Library: Visit the 5th floor of The Valley Library to see highlights from the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives (OHBA), a new collecting initiative from the OSU Libraries and Press’ Special Collections & Archives that aims to preserve and tell the story of these socially, economically, and scientifically important industries. The exhibit includes pictures that highlight OSU research into hops, brewing, and barley, as well as items from the ever-expanding collection of materials from Oregon’s brewing past and present. Visit the OHBA site (http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/ohba.html) for project information. Follow OHBA on Facebook at https//facebook.com/brewingarchives and Twitter at https://twitter.com/brewingarchives. See the Flickr set of exhibit photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/osuarchives/sets/72157644293581651/.

Call for 2014 Commencement volunteers: More than 60 volunteers are needed to serve as information specialists and assist guests during this year’s Commencement ceremony on June 14. Commencement volunteers play an important service and public relations role, including providing directions and programs, assisting in finding seats, answering questions and being an OSU ambassador.  Attendance at one mandatory training session will be required prior to the commencement ceremony (to be held on June 12 or June 13).  Most volunteers will be needed from 8 to 11:30 a.m.  Please register online here

Pet Costume Contest: A pet costume contest will be held at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Pet Day, Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m. Great prizes for first, second and third place winners PLUS everyone who enters gets a fun treat. Super hero rabbits, ballerina cats, rock star dogs, they’re all eligible to win (dogs on a leash please). Register online now.

Learning Management System Evaluation: The all-OSU hands-on evaluation of Blackboard and Canvas is going strong. Students, instructors and staff are encouraged to log into sample Canvas and Blackboard 14 sites and check out the features of each system. We have many hands-on labs scheduled so you can drop in, ask questions, and submit surveys. Snacks are provided. Find out more about the Learning Management System Evaluation on our blog  Questions? Lynn.greenough@oregonstate.edu

World Language and Culture Day 2014: A day bursting with performances, informational kiosks, and presentations for university and high school students, faculty, staff, and community, May 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., OSU MU Ballroom.  This event is free and open to everybody. Come celebrate the languages and cultures of the world with us.

Access to Printing and Mailing Services:  There have been a growing number of concerns about accessing Cascade Hall in order to review proofs or pick up projects.  Driving or walking is more difficult due to all of the construction; however, you can still access Cascade Hall from May Ave., A Ave., or 16th St.  Remember that your proofs or orders can also be delivered out to your building or picked up from the XPress Stop at MU 109.  Please let us know if you would like these services when you place your order.  You can contact us at digital.printing@oregonstate.edu.

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.


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

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.

Training Associate – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Training Associate position. Posting #0012240. Closes April 30.

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.

Administrative and Diversity Manager–Office of Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management in Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative and Diversity Manager position. Posting # 0012282. Closes May 1.

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.

Human Resources Consultant–The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Human Resources Consultant position. Posting #0012295. 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 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.

Temporary-Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 1 – OSU part-time This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, .50 FTE (approximately 20 hours per week), temporary (approximately 8 months) appointment as an Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 1 in the OSU Library.  Posting #0012309. Closes May 5.

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.

Human Resource Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity) – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resource Manager position. Posting # 0012312. Closes May 9.

Assistant Director of Operations and Communications–Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Director of Operations and Communications position. Posting #0012283. Closes May 9.

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 11.

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

Office Specialist 1– Student Health Services invites applications for a full time, 12 month Immunization Program Assistant OS1.  Posting #0012185. Closes May 12.

Executive Assistant (Internal Employment Opportunity) – OSU Office of Audit Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant position. Posting # 0012248. Closes for full consideration May 12.

The Intercultural Student Services Department and the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement are currently recruiting a full time, twelve-month, Social Change Leadership Programs (SCLP) Coordinator. Posting #0012313. Closes May 12.

Fiscal Coordinator 1–Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting #0012293. Closes May 12.

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.

Instructional Design Specialist–Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Instructional Design Specialist position. Posting #0012327. Closes May 18.

FRA/Lab Technician – The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing invites applications for a part-time (.60 FTE), 12-month, Lab Technician/Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0012303. Closes May 23.

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.

Administrative Assistant – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Assistant position. Posting # 0012319. Closes May 31.

Traffic and maintenance

Park Terrace East: As part of the Black Cultural Center Project, portions of Park Terrace East parking lot within the construction perimeter fencing will be closed starting May 5 and remained closed through Dec. 15.  The sidewalk along Monroe between Park Terrace Place to and along Memorial Place will also be closed for construction activities.

15th Street closure:15th street will be closed at Washington Way beginning May 5, through August. Local access to OSU, businesses, and residential will be available at times from 15th Street, up to the point where construction on the street temporarily eliminates access.  Alternate routes to OSU, businesses and residential will be required as described below. (map). OSU Kerr Administrative Parking and OSU Facilities will find access via Benton Place. OSU Parking lots east of 15th Street will find access via 11th Street to Washington Avenue. Businesses south of the railroad crossing will find access via 15th Street from the south only as well as from side streets. Residential and Apartments south of the railroad crossing will find access via 15th Street from the south only, as well as from side streets.

Fairbanks parking lot: The parking lot on the west side of Fairbanks Hall will be closed May 5 through Aug. 31. Starting May 5 at 7 a.m., the lot will be closed for the Asian Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) groundbreaking ceremony.  After this event, the lot will remain closed until August 31, for the complete reconstruction of this parking lot, including ADA improvements, as part of the Austin Hall and APCC projects.

Washington Way closure: The Washington Way closure will be extended west to 26th Street, April 15 – May 2,  (previously expected to occur 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.


Corvallis: Sun, sun and more sun. A high today of 88, with a low tonight of 48. More hot weather tomorrow. The National Weather Service is warning that area rivers are still running very cold, so use extreme caution if you seek relief from the heat in natural bodies of water this week.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 77, low of 44. Highs will reach 80 tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today with a high of 80 and a low of 55. Things will cool off to 70 tomorrow.

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

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