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Thursday, May 8, 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.


Canner’s garden is more for the future than now (Washington Post)

“If the food was canned safely, it should remain safe indefinitely. No pathogens should grow on them,” said Jeanne Brandt, a professor and Master Food Preserver coordinator with Oregon State University. That program trains and certifies volunteers who help county Extension staff provide food safety and preservation information. (see also ABC News)

Science Pub Examines a Warming Planet’s Oceans (Corvallis Advocate)

Science Pub falls on Monday, May 12 this month; for this iteration the effects of global climate change on our oceans and associated challenges will be on the docket. These include warming temperatures, lower oxygen, acidification, and a lack of biological productivity. The presentation seeks to open discussion on action needed to deter the most significant changes, which could very well be compounded by pollution, overfishing, sea level rise, and increasing storm activity.

Writer Tobias Wolff to Receive Stone Award from OSU (Hispanic Business)

Award-winning American writer Tobias Wolff will receive Oregon State University’s Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement at a special event in Portland May 21.

New voting system helps ASOSU boost turnout (Life@OSU)

The Associated Students of Oregon State University have adopted a new online voting system that has helped increase voter turnout for general elections from less than 10 percent to a record 15 percent in the April election.

Ocean acidity is dissolving shells of tiny snails off the U.S. West Coast (Astrobiology Magazine)

The research team, which also included scientists from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Oregon State University, found that the highest percentage of sampled pteropods with dissolving shells were along a stretch of the continental shelf from northern Washington to central California.

4-H’ers learn about promising aviation careers (The Prairie Star)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipated the industry would likely lose 800 pilots in the next 10 years, largely to retirements. Aiming to change that, Tom Frazier contacted the Oregon State University Extension Service’s 4-H youth development program in Malheur County and offered to start an aviation club.

National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day is Friday (Newport News-Times)

“Every day, child care professionals are at work in our communities caring for our children,” says Nina Roll, director of the Family Care Connection program at Oregon State University Extension Service, which operates the Child Care Resource & Referral for Clatsop, Lincoln and Tillamook counties.

Oregon State University Extension Service hosts woodland wildlife workshop (Oregonian)

Learn about woodland wildlife at a workshop hosted by the Oregon State University Extension Service on Saturday, May 17, at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest in Oregon City.

Acidic Soil Gives New Blueberries A Boost (OPB)

Three categories of blueberry plants are best-suited for Oregon climates: Northern highbush varieties, rabbiteye varieties and half-high varieties, according to Bernadine Strik, a berry specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

The Big Promise of Brandin Cooks (Grantland)

As a junior at Oregon State, Brandin Cooks smashed both school and Pac-12 records for receptions and yards in a season. But when Cooks declared for the draft, the NFL’s advisory board slapped him with a second-round grade. All he’s done since is run the fastest 40 among receivers at the combine. Now, he may be gone in the top half of the first round. It’s still not enough for Cooks.


Pride Week – Thursday. Events today include the International Dating Panel from 5-6:30 p.m. in the ILLC Auditorium 155. For a complete list of events see the Facebook page.

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.

NEW! Pi Alpha Xi Fundraiser: Need a gift for mom? OSU’s National Honor Society for Horticulture chapter will be selling homemade soap ($4) using essential oils extracted from campus plants and greeting cards in the Horticulture Department office (ALS 4017). Perennial and annual plants ($5) will be on sale from 12-4 pm under the ALS-Cordley bridge Thursday and Friday, May 8-9.

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.

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

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/

Upcoming Events

NEW! Video screening: “Do the Math,” the video, Friday May 9, noon to 1 p.m., Furman 303. Attend this brown bag movie and discussion of the iconic 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! Science Pub: At the May 12 Corvallis Science Pub, Andrew Thurber, a post-doctoral researcher at Oregon State University who helped to conceive the study, will discuss how the oceans are responding to a changing climate. The Science Pub presentation, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in the Majestic Theater located at 115 S.W. Second St. in Corvallis.

NEW! Campus Creature Census: Submission deadline for the second annual census is  Saturday, May 10. Choose a favorite plant or animal and send us a creative portrait in prose or poetry, visual art or photography, or a brief field guide-type entry. The census is open to everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members. $100 prizes for the best student entries. Click here for details and guidelines, or contact Laura Harris, Spring Creek intern, for information about how to participate, at harrisla@onid.orst.edu

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.

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.

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.

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/.

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.  

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

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.

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

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.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Center for the Humanities Lecture: Kara Ritzheimer, Center Research Fellow and faculty in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion will speak on “A Nation Lacking Its Moral Center: Censorship and National Identity in Post-WWI Germany,” Monday, May 12 at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

NEW! Distinguished professors: Join us Tuesday, May 13, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center to recognize and hear from the 2014 Distinguished Professors: Marie Harvey and William Ripple. Presentations will be, “It Takes Two to Tango: Unintended Pregnancy and STI Prevention,” and “Conservation by Tooth and Claw: Top Predators Shape Ecosystems.” Free and open to the public, for more information visit: http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/recognizing-excellence

NEW! WiNPubtalk: 3D Printing: 3D printers can already make incredible things and will do even more in the future. Guest speakers include Greg Elfering VP Sales 3D Systems from Chicago 3D, Paul Benning HP Fellow, and Steve Smith Director of Sales for Metal Technology. Come see all the possibilities May 13, 6 to 8 p.m. at the VUE (5th floor 517 SW 2nd) For more information visit WiN.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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

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

Association of Oregon Recyclers Conference: The 36th annual AOR Conference & Trade Show held June 19-21 at the LaSells Stewart Center will feature workshops, tours, and networking opportunities with waste reduction experts. Register by May 30 for the early bird rate. OSU students and staff may take advantage of the AOR member rate. See the agenda and details online.

OSU Printing and Mailing Services continues its winning streak!: 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


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.

Office Specialist 2–Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Office Specialist 2. Posting #0012348. Closes May 16th.

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.

Coordinator of STEM Outreach–OSU Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Coordinator of STEM Outreach position. Posting #0012343. Full consideration May 23rd, Closes June 20th.

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 until Aug. 31, for the complete reconstruction of this parking lot, including ADA improvements, as part of the Austin Hall and APCC projects.


Corvallis: For some cheer on a rainy Thursday, here’s a tale about an unlikely friendship. Rain today followed by showers in the evening. High near 62, low around 45. Showers likely tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Rain. High near 56, low around 42. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Rainy and breezy with winds increasing in the afternoon. High near 56, low around 48. Showers tomorrow.

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

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