OSU Today

Wednesday, May 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.

Latest National climate report shows big impacts in the Northwest (KPLU)

Professor Philip Mote, a former Washington state climatologist who now teaches at Oregon State University, is lead author of the report’s chapter on the northwest. He says the risks to water, coasts and forests are already here. (see also The ColumbianSeattle Post Intelligencer, Statesman Journal)

Tiny Amorphyx seeks to reshape the huge, mature business of manufacturing displays (Oregonian)

Amorphyx team members hope the process they are developing in an Oregon State University lab will be adopted by the world’s largest display manufacturers, who are eager to cut production costs for the screens used in televisions, signage and mobile devices.

Dogs pick up directions from human voices (USA Today)

The results support the idea that socialization is key, agrees cognitive psychologist Monique Udell of Oregon State University. But she says she doesn’t think the study helps confirm that dogs are genetically tuned to follow every twitch of the human face, every syllable of human speech. Perhaps dogs are simply superior at reading communicative cues of all kinds, not just those of humans, Udell says.

OSU student who died in Sunday’s crash described as “brilliant” and “driven” (Gazette-Times)

Candles, incense, flowers and messages on sticky notes began to appear outside the Oregon State University Beaver Store on Monday in memory of 21-year-old Abigail Patricia Emerson, one of two OSU students who died Sunday in a crash outside Eddyville.  (see also KEZI)

8 healing foods to eat every day (Prevention Magazine)

Heart-healthy canola oil (which is less expensive and milder tasting than olive oil) is rich in the antioxidant alphatocopherol, according to Maret Traber, PhD, of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Just 1 tablespoon contains 16% of the DV.

Corvallis committee completes work on parking districts (Gazette-Times)

The current three parking districts (A and B) north of the Oregon State University campus and C between the university and downtown will be expanded to seven zones that will essentially surround the campus.

Ranchers pad revenue with ‘agritourism’ (Bend Bulletin)

“We saw a need for it. It’s a way for landowners — mostly farmers and ranchers to find a new form of revenue,” said Keely Moxley, a coordinator at the Oregon State University Extension Center, who organized the event.

Attract bees, butterflies (Bend Bulletin)

“The importance of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths and other pollinators has become more prominent as honey bee hives are affected by ‘colony collapse disorder’ and other ailments,” according to Gail Langellotto, Oregon State University horticulturist and statewide coordinator of the Master Gardener program.

Back to the garden (Willamette Week)

In addition to running the Troutdale farm, Hunter coordinates education projects (like the Beginning Urban Farmers Apprenticeship, a program co-sponsored by the Oregon State University Extension Service) and a garden at the county headquarters building.

Element 117 poised to enter superheavyweight division (RSC.org)

‘The independent confirmation of the discovery of a new chemical element is a necessary part of the discovery process,’ notes Walter Loveland of Oregon State University in the US. ‘One can now say that the number of fundamental building blocks of nature, the chemical elements, have been increased by one.’

Spanish films screened at the Darkside (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is hosting its first Spanish Language Film Festival this week.

OSU prepares for first building on new campus (Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce)

Oregon State University received bids this week for construction of the first new building on its new Cascades campus in Bend. (subscription only)

Today

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.

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.”

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

Pride Week – Wednesday. Events today include a Pride Panel from noon to 1 p.m. in the MU Lounge, and the Community Celebration from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. in the MU Basement. For a complete list of events see the Facebook page.

 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Scholars’ Insights 2014: Hosted by the Graduate School, OSU Graduate Students will have 3 minutes to present the impact of their scholarly works to a non-specialist audience.  May 7, 6 to 9:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, free and open to the public.

“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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Faculty Senate: The Faculty Senate will meet May 8, 3 p.m., in the LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium.

NEW! Volleyball Classic: This weekend (May 9-11), the 8th annual Willamette Volleyball Classic will be held at Oregon State. The tournament will feature 225 club teams (ages 12-18), from throughout the country and Canada, competing throughout the weekend at 9 different OSU/Corvallis facilities.  Play begins at 6 p.m. on Friday night, 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, and 8 a.m., on Sunday morning.  The event is open to the public. The OSU community can expect to see a heavy uptick in traffic on Saturday and Sunday and some parking lots may be congested.

NEW! DJ Spooky: DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, will perform a free concert Friday, May 9, 7:30 pm at the LaSells Stewart Center C&E Auditorium. He’ll be joined by OSU musicians Dana Reason and Michael Gamble. A composer, multimedia artist and author, DJ Spooky, is known for his genre-bending art, vast catalogue of music, and work in environmental awareness and social justice. The concert is sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word and College of Liberal Arts Music Department’s “Between the Cracks” series. Miller will be writer-in-residence for the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, which is co-sponsored by the Spring Creek and the U.S. Forest Service.

NEW! Glee Club: The University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, one of the oldest and finest collegiate choruses in the U.S., will perform “Songs of Innocence and Experience” on May 9 at 7:30 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, with two Oregon State Choirs, Bella Voce and the OSU Meistersingers, as will the University of Michigan Friars men’s a cappella group. Tickets for the Michigan Men’s Glee concert are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at tickettomato.com. K-12 and college students with ID can purchase tickets at the door for $5 each.

NEW! Spring Bird Blitz: As part of International Migratory Bird Day, Hatfield Marine Science Center is among a number of Lincoln County participants in the Spring Bird Blitz happening May 10 in a variety of coastal locales from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a complete list of the activities visit: http://springbirdblitz.wordpress.com/.

NEW! Underwater Robot competition: More than 150 elementary, middle school, high school, and college teams will bring their underwater robots to the Lincoln City Community Center on May 10 to compete in the annual Oregon Regional MATE Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) contest. Coordinated by Oregon Sea Grant Staff, the Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition encourages students to develop and apply STEM skills as they work collaboratively to create tethered underwater robots used in ocean exploration, scientific research, and marine technology industries.  The public is invited to come out on May 10 and cheer for their local teams. For more information, OregonCoastSTEM@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Just Kidding Films: MU Ballroom, Saturday May 10, doors open at 5:45 pm, event starts at 6 p.m. Free event. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by Educational Activities. For disability accommodation, contact troungk@onid.orst.edu

NEW! OSU Mothers’ Day Walking Tour: OSU is Corvallis’ newest Historic District with more than 80 contributing structures and the only Oregon campus listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the development of campus structures, and early Olmsted and Taylor campus plans, quads, and viewsheds. Appreciate the most comprehensive collection of distinctive John V. Bennes-designed buildings. May 11, 2 p.m., Meet east side of Benton Hall, 14th St near Monroe. Tour limited to 20 persons; RSVP for reservations (541) 737-0540.

NEW! Culture Shock: Presented by APASU. Traditional and Modern dances, martial arts, fashion, and music. MU Ballroom, May 11, doors open at 5:30 p.m., event starts at 6 p.m. Free tickets at MU 103 starting May 5. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by Educational Activities. For disability accommodation, contact troungk@onid.orst.edu

Improving Service to OSU International Students: This lunch and learn session will examine biases that can impede our ability to best serve the OSU international student population. Details at http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/94607. May 8, noon-1:30 p.m., MU 213. The Sponsored by the OSU Campus Coalition Builders.

Gay LAtino Los Angeles screening: Join us for a screening of this new documentary on queer Latin@ identities followed by a discussion with director Jonathan Menéndez and actor Mario Novoa. Free Admission. Thursday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. Darkside Cinema. 215 SW 4th St. https://www.facebook.com/events/472673562864474/

Slavic Student Association’s first Cultural Night: Learn 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. LIMITED free tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, May 7 at MU 103. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. For accommodations related to a disability, contact 541-829-1951.

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! The School of Public Policy brownbag series: Jenny Lin will present “US Firm Exports and Intellectual Property Rights” (with William F. Lincoln). Lin will be joining the OSU Economics program in Fall. May 9, noon-1 p.m. This week only, the brownbag will be held in Gilkey Hall 113, which does not allow food. The SPP Brownbag is open to the OSU community.

NEW! WIC seminar: Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC) is hosting a lunch seminar (food provided) on Teaching WIC Online.This panel discussion will consider the methods, modes, successes, and challenges of teaching WIC online. May 9, noon to 1 p.m. in Milam 215,

NEW!  Flourishing@OSU: Lecture series: “What Makes Life Worthwhile,” by Teri Duever, OSU School of Psychological Science, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., May 9, Kidder 202.

NEW! School of Psychological Science Spring Colloquium Series: Nathan Herdener will speak on “Memory Enhancement for Emotional Faces,” May 9, from 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

NEW! Charles Carpenter Memorial Lecture: President Edward J. Ray will give the 10th annual Charles Carpenter Memorial Lecture at OSU on May 9.The lecture, presented by the College of Education, will begin at 4 p.m. in 112 Kearney Hall, 1491 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. The event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow. Ray will speak on “The Role of Governance, State Funding and Accountability in Reaching the 40-40-20 Goal.”

Chemistry in Business: At the May 8 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Rich Carter, professor and chair of Chemistry and co-founder of a new business, Valliscor, will discuss his approach to research commercialization. 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.

Mexican American Studies talk: University of Arizona Associate Professor of Mexican American Studies Lydia Otero will present “Revisiting the Mexican American Past for a Place-Based Sustainability Model.” Thursday May 8, 3-5 p.m.,  The talk is free and open to the public and will be held at Centro Cultural César Chávez.

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.

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

News for Employees

NEW! Wage Grants for Student Sustainability Positions: The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is accepting applications from OSU Corvallis campus departments to fund student positions for Summer 2014 and the 2014-2015 academic year. Preference will be given to proposals that clearly impact the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the campus’ built environment, operations, policy, academics, and/or student engagement. The priority deadline is May 23. Apply at: http://oregonstate.edu/ssi/funding/wages

NEW! OSU Printing and Mailing Services continues it winning steak!: The team received another award from the Association of College and University Printers (ACUP). This annual competition showcases the contributions that College and University Printers make to their institutions throughout the year. Printing and Mailing won the ACUP top award in the Digital Black and White category  for a marketing collateral piece that was produced right here in our Cascade Hall facility.

NSF 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.

NSF – Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections 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.

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.

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.

Jobs

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

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 1 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.

Education Program Assistant 1  – Clatsop County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.38 FTE) Education Program Assistant1 position located in Astoria.  Posting # 0012341. Closes May 16.

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.

Accountant 2 – OSU full-time. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 2 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012356. Closes May 19.

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:  Starting May 5, 15th Street will be closed between Washington Way and Jefferson Way.  The detour to 11th Street will be in place at that time.  The closure and detour for through traffic will be in place through the month of 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 eliminates access.  Alternate routes to OSU, businesses and residential will be required. 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. Washington Avenue crosswalk will be closed except when temporary access is established. Adams Street/Kerr Admin crosswalk will be closed due to safety concerns for pedestrians.  A temporary crossing will be established once construction progresses south of the crossing. Pedestrians coming from east of 15th should use pathways to the north to cross at Jefferson Street.  15th Street sidewalks will be closed.

Kerr South Crosswalk Closure: Due to safety concerns, it was decided to keep the Kerr south crosswalk closed (beginning next week) until the contractors have worked through to the south of the crossing.  They will then establish and maintain a temporary crossing once there is less heavy construction and truck traffic in the area.  This is estimated to several weeks.  During this time, Jefferson Street will need to be used to cross 15th towards Kerr Admin.  Signage will be in place to help direct pedestrians.

Benton Place Closure:  Benton Place is still closed, so that the trench that was created for the waterline installation can be patched back.  Crews are working to establish reconnection to Washington Way as soon as possible.  This impacts entrance to Benton place, 17th Street, and Goss Stadium parking lots.

Adams and Washington Avenue Crossing: Pedestrian crossings will remain closed at Adams and Washington Avenue as well as all sidewalks on 15th street. For safety, pedestrians are asked to cross at Jefferson.  Once the site is safe enough to open crossings, we will send updates.

Vehicle Detour:  All drivers are asked to avoid construction by taking the main detour, using 11th street to get around this closure and through campus.

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: “And a bird overhead sang Follow, And a bird to the right sang Here; And the arch of the leaves was hollow,  And the meaning of May was clear.” ― Algernon Charles Swinburne. Mostly sunny today, high of 69, low of 43. Rain likely tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a 64, low of 35. Rain likely tomorrow.

Newport: Decreasing clouds, high of 59, low of 45. Rain likely tomorrow.

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

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