OSU Today

Monday, May 5, 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.

The latest victims of climate change are snail shells (TIME)

In a study recently published in journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a group of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Oregon State University have found that the Pacific Ocean’s decreasing pH—its acidifying, in other words—is dissolving L. helicina’s thin shells.

Why do dead whales explode? (The Verge)

“Pressure release is sometimes slow, and sometimes catastrophic,” says Bruce Mate, director of the marine biology institute at Oregon State University. Mate has dealt with a lot of dead whales throughout his career, so he’s also seen his fair share of bloated remains. (see also CBC)

Wildflowers in Oregon? There’s an app for that (Register-Guard)

The plant specimens that Mason collected in her lifetime are kept at the OSU Herbarium — since the University of Oregon closed its herbarium in 1993. “Luckily, OSU took it upon themselves to say, ‘Hey, we’ll take it,’ and it’s now housed here,” Meyers said. “We have all her collections, thank goodness, and her dots are on our maps.”

Six ‘Grand Challenges’ face the United States (Domestic Fuel)

There are six “grand challenges” facing the United States over the next decade according to a report from the national Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The challenges include sustainability, water, climate change, agriculture, energy and education. The APLU project was co-chaired by W. Daniel Edge, head of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.

DeFazio speaks to future military officers at ROTC review (Gazette Times)

Future officers of the U.S. Armed Forces assembled in military formation and stood at attention at the start of the annual Joint Service Review at Oregon State University on Friday morning. (see also LIFE@OSUKEZI)

International students celebrate their cultures together (Gazette-Times)

Students like Yang had chances to share stories about their culture Sunday as part of the International Students of OSU’s annual Spring Festival, in which 16 international student groups served food and performed for students and their families attending the university’s Moms Weekend. The theme of this year’s festival was “Stories our Mamas told us.”

Deschutes County seeing shift in voter demographics (Register-Guard)

“That’s part of a larger national trend, the decline of party loyalty,” said James Foster, an Oregon State University-Cascades Campus political science professor who previously chaired the political science department at OSU’s Corvallis campus.

Energy firm pulls plug on Oregon wave power project (Statesman Journal)

Still in the early stages of its growth, the field is full of competing technologies, and the type of clear winner that investors look for has yet to emerge. “The question of which technology is best is still wide open,” said Belinda Batten, a professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University.

OSU’s Pet Day: Vet students work, families and pets play (Democrat-Herald)

Nikki Means was upfront with Oregon State University vet students – her 3-year-old Rottweiler mix, Molly, was not going to take a nail trimming lying down. “She’s going to go crazy and make a lot of noise,” she warned the team of first- and second-year students in OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Ceremony for OSU Asian and Pacific Cultural Center is Monday (Gazette-Times)

A ceremonial groundbreaking for Oregon State University’s Asian & Pacific Cultural Center is set for 3 p.m. Monday in a tent at the Fairbanks Hall parking lot on Jefferson Street, just west of 26th Street.

Ocean’s future is topic of May 12 Science Pub (Gazette-Times)

Andrew Thurber of Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences will address the troubling outlook for the Earth’s oceans during the next Science Pub.

Site dispute could delay opening of Bend campus (Register-Guard)

The Cascades Campus of Oregon State University faces a potential delay in opening a four-year campus in Bend, so the school is looking for temporary classroom and housing space in 2015.

Oregon State Beavers clean out the closets for a big sale at Spring Football Showcase (Oregonian)

Work began early Friday morning to get ready for Saturday’s 50-yard Line Sale inside the Merritt Truax at Oregon State University. The 10 a.m. sale is part of the program of events during the Beavers’ Spring Football Showcase.

Many Rogue Valley ag sectors expect little impact from GMO ban (Medford Mail Tribune)

David Sugar, a plant pathologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service in Central Point, said a ban could have an impact on Extension Service operations “down the road” but not in the immediate future.

Growing glaciers on Mount Hood presents unique challenge (Hood River News)

According to a 2008 study from Oregon State University Professor Anne Nolin and then-graduate student Jeff Phillippe, the glaciers on Mount Hood declined by an average of 34 percent from 1907 to 2004. That impacts the glacial runoff, which, according to the study, will decrease by over 30 percent if glaciers continue to recede at current rates.

Today

Pride Week – Monday. Events today include the Opening BBQ from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the MU Quad, Coming Out as a Person of Faith from noon-4 p.m. (display up from noon-2 p.m. & panel discussion from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.) in MU 208, and Jotería from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Centro Cultural César Chávez. For a complete list of events see the Facebook page.

Mindfulness Meditation Mondays: The Mental Health Initiative is co-sponsoring Mindfulness Meditation Mondays through June 2 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. (Memorial Union Room 213).  Guest facilitators will be John Edwards, Chair, School of Psychological Sciences; Dee Denver, Professor of Zoology, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing; Jim Gouveia, Emmy Woessner and Michele Ribeiro from Counseling and Psychological Services.  This meditation time is part of the flourishing series that also hopes to create a contemplative community.

Get There campaign: Don’t miss the “Get There” campaign, May 5-16. Track your trips by bike, bus, walking, carpool/vanpool and teleworking at DriveLessConnect.com to win prizes like a Coast trip, iPad, and dozens of local gift cards to favorites like McMenamins and New Morning Bakery. Sponsored in part by OSU. For more information: Tarah Campi at tcampi@ocwcog.org.

IRB Submission, Publication/Research Impact Metrics, and 3D Printing Workshops at the Valley Library: Get practical tips, guidance, and your questions answered about Preparing Your IRB Submission (May 5). Then, Showcase Your Research (May 6) with traditional and new metrics to demonstrate impact. And finally, learn about 3D Printing (May 6 at the Valley Library.  Checkout out the full session descriptions and register to save your seat at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops.

Open Labyrinth Walk:  All are welcome to join us for an open (free) Labyrinth Walk Monday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd Street.  Hosted by United Campus Ministry at Westminster House.  Come and go as your schedule allows.

Director of Rec Sports candidates: A campus open forum will be held on Monday, May 5, 10:30 a.m., in the Joyce Powell Leadership Center of the MU for Mick Daniel, the director of Student Life and Recreation at Adams State University in Colorado.

NEW! Move It Mondays: A group walk that takes place every Monday during the academic year, rain or shine! The group meets at noon near the east entrance of Student Health Services (Plageman Building) and walk for 45 minutes on various routes near campus. This week our guest will is Courtney Campbell, Hundere Professor in Religion and Culture. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn something new while you “get your move on.”

TAC Webinar: Finding and Using Media: Simple Editing. Steve Roberts (TAC) and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Audio, visual, and interactive media are widely available and may enhance many educational experiences. In this session Steve and Jon will review some principles of instructional uses media and demonstrate tools for editing media that is already online. Mon. May 5, 3-3:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1i90Vn7

NEW! Asian & Pacific Cultural Center groundbreaking: A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Oregon State University Asian & Pacific Cultural Center will take place at 3 p.m., Monday, May 5, in a celebration tent located in the Fairbanks Hall parking lot on Jefferson Street, just west of 26th Street.

Food Science and Technology Seminar: Mark Daeschel, Professor, OSU Department of Food Science and Technology, will speak on “Scientific Misconduct: Truth and Consequence” , Monday, May 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m.,  Wiegand 132.

Sexual Harassment in Egypt talk: Hanan Hammad, Assistant Professor of History at TCU, will be speaking on the history of sexual harassment in Egypt and shifts in the discourse around women’s right to control their bodies since the Tahrir uprising in 2011. Her talk will be at 4 p.m., Monday, May 5 in the MU Journey Room. https://www.facebook.com/events/666724163387313/

Center for the Humanities Lecture: Amy Koehlinger, Center Research Fellow and Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion will speak on Rosaries and Ropeburns: Boxing and Manhood in American Catholicism, 1880-1970 Monday, May 5, at 4 p.m., in the Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Ave.

Spanish language film festival: Oregon State University will host its first Spanish Language Film Festival May 3 through May 10. Screenings will be held in Corvallis, Madras, Bend and Tillamook. Screenings in Corvallis, will take place May 5-9, 6 p.m, workshop and 6:30 p.m. screenings at Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. Fourth St.

Sexuality and Secularization: Marianne Weber as Theorist of Religion.    Lori Pearson (Carleton College) will explore the questions about women’s rights and sexuality that informed modern understandings of religion. Marianne Weber, wife of well-known sociologist of religion Max Weber, defined central categories related to the effect of religious institutions and legal codes on the subordination and empowerment of women. May 5, 7 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room.

Upcoming Events

NEW! African and Afro Brazilian music and dance performance:  Crianças de Zumbi (Children of Zumbi) Samba School – Portland Public School Program for North and Northeast Portland – is exploring African culture through Brazilian rhythms. Chuk “Chukinho” Barber, Director. May 6, 1 p.m., Memorial Union steps.

NEW! Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. 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. More information on our website.

NEW! Slavic Student Association’s first Cultural Night: You will be able to learn how to make a craft, and enjoy Slavic food, as well as traditional and modern performances. Sunday May 11, 7 – 9 p.m., SNELL International Forum Free tickets will be available a week in advance at MU 103. Only 100 spots available.

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.

A Little Taste of Oregon: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association invites you to join us for a spring celebration featuring Oregon wines and brews paired with regional delectables. May 15, 5:30 – 7 p.m., MU Quad. $15 fee includes wine tasting & appetizers. RSVP Melissa.elmore@bus.oregonstate.edu by May 7.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Department of Mathematics – Department Head Candidate: Juan Restrepo will give a talk on Tuesday, May 6, from 11 a.m. – noon in Kidder 202. This talk will be his vision for Department of Mathematics.

NEW! Department of Mathematics – Department Head Candidate: Juan Restrepo will give a talk on his mathematics research on Wednesday, May 7, from 9-10 a.m. in Kidder 202. The title of his talk is “Mathematical Challenges in the Geosciences.”

NEW! Baccalaureate Core Category Review Workshops for DPD, Western Culture, and Cultural Diversity:  Wednesday, May 7, 9 – 11 a.m.; OR Thursday, May 22, 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

NEW! Director of Rec Sports candidates: OSU will host  Leah Hall Dorothy, director of Campus Recreation and a faculty member in the Physical Education and Recreation department at the University of Alberta, Wednesday, May 7, 1:30 p.m. in MU 211.

NEW! TAC Webinar: iBooks for Class Projects, with Carmel Finley, Michael Jager, Jon Dorbolo. Apple ibook Author is a powerful platform for creating digital books so that your students can show what they know.  This webinar focuses on techniques for constructing class assignments with digital books as the student outcomes. Wed. May 7, 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1iiXmiD

NEW! Fisheries and wildlife seminar:  Dixon H. Landers, Senior Research Environmental Scientist, US EPA, Western Ecology Division, will speak on “Promising Transdisciplinary Perspectives to Resurrect the Tired Concept of Ecosystem Services,” May 7, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.

NEW! Wood  Science & Engineering Seminar: The Department of Wood Science & Engineering is hosting a seminar presentation by Michael A. Bilodeau, Director of the Process Development Center in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, on May 7, from 4 to 5 p.m., in 115 Richardson Hall. The title of the presentation is, “A Sustainable Model for Delivering Outreach Services at a Land Grant University.”  Abstract: http://tinyurl.com/lctauee

NEW! “A Code of Honor….Not Just For College: Making Ethical Decisions When Success Is Defined by Profits.” John Hall, owner and CEO, 16 Degree Advisory, will discuss the importance of business ethics and share his unique perspective toward applying ethics and values in organizations. Wednesday, May 7 from 7-8:15 p.m. at Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center. College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture. Free and open to the public. Info at business.oregonstate.edu/about/ddls.

NEW! 2013 Library Undergraduate Research Award (LURA) winners: Winners of two $1,000 scholarships will be celebrated in an event in the Valley Library Rotunda on May 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. A reception follows. Brittany Backen’s winning paper is “Coed Cheesecake:  The 1959 Wrestling Court and the Politics of the Marriage Market at Oregon State College.”  Arlyn Y. Moreno Luna’s winning paper is “Effects of Xanthohumol on Biomarkers of Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Rats.”  Both writers will give short talks about how they selected their topics and how their research was done.

Our Stories, Our Visions: A Space for Women of Color: As women of color who hold intersectional roles and identities, we need spaces to restore and build community, for us to thrive individually and collectively.  The purpose of this workshop is to share our stories and truths using arts-based activities and begin to co-create a vision for a thriving women of color community at OSU.  This workshop is a caucus space intended for students, staff, and faculty who identify as women of color. May 6, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 208. RSVP requested: pereange@onid.oregonstate.edu

Living in a New, Colorful Materials World: College of Science Chemistry Professor Mas Subramanian will discuss the discovery of new pigments with energy-saving applications in the 2014 F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture May 6 at 6:15 pm at the LaSells Stewart Center. Subramanian is the 2013 recipient of the F.A. Gilfillan Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Science recognizing College of Science faculty who have a record of distinguished scholarship and scientific accomplishments.

News for Employees

NEW! National Science Foundation Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)Grant. Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSMLs) are off-campus facilities for research and education conducted in the natural habitats of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/wf-fsml Information: Mary Phillips- mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu Deadline: Oct. 13.

NEW! National Science Foundation (NSF) – Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation (NSF)- Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)program. This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-adbcInformation: Mary Phillips- mary.phillips@oregonstate.eduDeadline: July 18.

NEW! National Science Foundation (NSF) – Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation (NSF)-Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports the active involvement of K-12 science, technology, engineering, computer and information science, and mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research in order to bring knowledge of engineering, computer science, and technological innovation into their classrooms. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-ret Information: Mary Phillips- mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu Deadline: Aug. 6.

NEW! Department of Homeland Security S&T Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence – Center Lead Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the Department of Homeland Security S&T Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence – Center Lead opportunity. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is soliciting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to serve as the lead institution for a Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/dhs-crce Information: Mary Phillips- mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu Deadline: May 30.

Call for Student Art:  Submit your art to the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support for display in the building! Selected art will be featured in an Open House next fall. Student must be OSU student in 2014-2015 year and art must be able to hang on the wall. Email a digital photo of your art to brc.student@oregonstate.edu by Friday, May 9

Student Sustainability Research Grants available: To better integrate OSU’s renowned research into daily operations, SSI will fund applied research designed to advance the sustainability of the Corvallis campus’ built environment, operations, policy, academics, or student engagement. Preference will be given to proposals that clearly impact environmental, social, and economic sustainability. To apply, student-faculty teams should submit an application form and required attachments by Friday, May 23, 2014. Visit SSI’s website for an application packet: http://oregonstate.edu/ssi/funding/research.

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2014-15. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: May 5.

Memorial Day basketball tournament: The student organization Veterans and Family Student Association is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for 5th-8th graders on campus  May 26 to benefit veterans.  The OSU Beavers men’s basketball team has made themselves available on this day to show support to all of the participants, the community, and the charity.  All participants will have the opportunity to play in a competitive tournament as well as meet the basketball team and staff. All teams must have between 3-5 players and all fall within the same age/gender bracket.  Registration is $60 per team regardless of how many players are on the team.  All of the profits are going to the Benton County Foundation where it will be dispersed between two funds: The Alworth-Holcomb Memorial Fund and the ROTC and Veteran Support Fund. To register, www.osuhoopsforthetroops.com

Jobs

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

Temporary Bio Science Research Tech 2  – Horticulture Extension invites applications for a Temporary full-time,  Temporary Bio Science Research Tech 2 position located in Umatilla.  Posting # 0012331. Closes May 5.

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.

Accountant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 2 position. Posting #0012322. Closes May 9.

Fiscal Coordinator 2 – OSU full-time. This internal recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Fiscal Coordinator 2 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012332. 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.

Office Specialist 1 – OSU part-time. This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time .375 FTE (approximately 15 hours per week) Office Specialist 1 position with the Center for Latino/a Studies and Engagement at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 12 months from the appointment begin date. Posting #0012330. Closes May 11.

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.

Human Resource Manager – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resource Manager position. Posting # 0012312. Closes May 16.

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.

Facility Research Assistant – The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing invites applications for a part-time (.60 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0012303. Closes May 23.

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.

Associate Director- Admin and Operations: The Department of Recreational Sports seeks creative initiative with a passion for well-being.  Inviting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Director position. Posting #0012328. Closes May 26.

Associate Director for Federal Relations – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Director for Federal Relations position. Posting # 0012326. Closes fur full consideration May 30.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: Last week’s summer-like days have flown, and spring is back with a vengeance. Chance of showers and possible thunderstorms today, high of 64, low of 44. Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain and/or snow showers before 11 a.m., turning to rain. High of 57, low of 32. Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Showers with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 59, low of 47. Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

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

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