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Wednesday, May 14, 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.

Gardeners’ gems: Designer crops that will wow the neighbors (NPR)

Jim Myers, a professor in Oregon State University’s horticulture department, started working on indigo varieties more than a decade ago with genetic material from wild tomatoes from Chile and the Galapagos Islands.

Revamping WR 121 with an eye toward student engagement (LIFE@OSU)

Reworked curriculum, approach makes composition course more relevant to students’ lives.

Fossilized fornication: World’s oldest sperm found (KSDK)

Sperm packets from insects have been found in amber from the Early Cretaceous period, and insects frozen in the act of mating are preserved in amber dating back 130 million years, says George Poinar of Oregon State University. Love between turtles has also been immortalized in the form of fossilized male-female pairs of the animals nestling close to each other, some with the males’ tails in a telling position.

The physics of ocean undertow (Supercomputing Online)

The paper’s authors are coastal engineer Greg Guannel of the Natural Capital Project, which seeks smarter ways to integrate natural resources into development, and Tuba Ozkan-Haller, an associate professor of coastal engineering at Oregon State University. (see also Science Newsline, Innovations Report, The Energy Daily)

Authorities seek information about small fire at OSU Memorial Union (Gazette-Times)

A small fire in the second-floor men’s restroom of the Memorial Union at Oregon State University led the building to be evacuated Monday evening for 25 minutes, according to the Corvallis Fire Department.

Legalized pot on its way, advocate claims (Gazette-Times)

As the director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, Tvert is right in the thick of the movement to roll back laws against recreational cannabis use — a movement he says is picking up steam all over the country, including here in Oregon, where at least one statewide legalization measure could be on the ballot next year. He spoke about his work Tuesday night at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center, where he was invited to deliver the annual Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture.

OSU Engineering Expo set for Friday (Gazette-Times)

The 15th annual Engineering Expo, featuring student projects from across all engineering disciplines, will be held Friday, May 16, at the College of Engineering at Oregon State University.

Show and tell (Gazette-Times)

If a work of art hangs in a gallery and no one sees it, does it make an impact? That’s more than a philosophical question for Douglas Russell, the director of the Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University.

Why wave power energy has lagged far behind (Green Biz)

“I wouldn’t be surprised if what we eventually find is there will be a device that we use in deeper water, and a device that we use nearer the shore,” said Belinda Batten, a professor at Oregon State University and the director of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center.

Nutrigenomics to redefine nutrition (AllAboutFeed)

Those nuclear receptors are the primary target for nutrigenomics studies,” says Massimo Bionaz, researcher of nutrigenomics in dairy cows at the Oregon State University. Nowadays many tools are available, with real time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), microarrays, and RNA sequencing being the most common.

OSU’s Bend Campus purchased from Bend doc, hospital for 22 percent higher than appraisal (Lund Report)

A group of investors, including St. Charles Medical Center, were able to negotiate a deal that was $900,000 more than an independent assessor said the property was worth. OSU says the higher deal is more in line with current, rising property values.

Boosting molybdenum in US and Australia (World Nuclear News)

Although university-class research reactors are capable of producing the radioisotope, they had not been thought of as capable of doing so in commercial quantities. However, Oregon State University (OSU) has been working on new low-enriched uranium (LEU) targets for use in Triga research reactors that it says could enable them to do so. NWMI has licensed this technology from OSU, which is one of the company’s founding members.

Today

Educational Materials Access Week: Join the Human Services Resource Center and the Associated Students of OSU in the MU Quad on May 13-14 and share what #textbookscost you. This social media campaign will raise awareness of the issue of educational materials access and affordability on the OSU campus. On May 15 join faculty, staff and students in the MU Lounge at the HSRC Teach-In from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn what is being done on campus to increase affordability of and access to educational materials.

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.

Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “How to Survive Your Child’s Teen Years.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s healthy and well-being. RSVP to familyresources@oregonstate.edu. May 14, noon, MU 208.

Antarctica review: Andrew Thurber, OSU Antarctic researcher, will review “Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent” by Gabrielle Walker at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library at noon Wednesday, May 14.

Grave Injustice: In Grave Injustice, Richard A. Stack (American University) examines the cases of individuals who have been executed but are likely innocent. He will speak in May 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 213 This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact brett.burkhardt@oregonstate.edu.

Mexican America columnist: Syndicated “¡Ask a Mexican!” columnist and OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano will present “Mexican Coke and Gabacho Tacos: Exploring Culinary Sites and Histories of a Two-Way Reconquista.”  Wednesday May 14, noon-2 p.m., The talk is free and open to the public and will be held at Centro Cultural César Chávez.

Demonstration of Blackboard – Come to Kidder 202 or join us online May 14, 2:30-4 p.m. for a demonstration of Blackboard. Check out the new features you may not know about, and find out what’s on tap for Blackboard. Blackboard is one of two Learning Management Systems OSU is evaluating this term. See all the details here. All feedback about the candidate Learning Management Systems is due by 5 pm, May 30. Questions? Lynn.greenough@oregonstate.edu

Director of Rec Sports candidates:  OSU will host Andrew Fields, the director of University Recreation at Central Washington University, Wednesday, May 14, at 2:45 p.m. in the Joyce Powell Leadership Center of the MU.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Erik Nielsen, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, will present a seminar, “The roles of CSLD proteins in polarized cell wall deposition in Arabidopsis,” on Wednesday, May 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

Fisheries and wildlife seminar: John E. Stein, Science and Research Director, NOAA Fisheries, NW Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, will speak on“Managing Our Region’s Marine Fisheries – The Success and Challenge in Science Informing Policy,” May 14, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.

School Choice Seminar: The School of Public Policy Economics program presents “The Aggregate Effect of School Choice: Evidence From a Two-stage Experiment in India,” a seminar by speaker Karthik Muralidharan at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in Milam 206.

Spring 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series:  Steve Wondzell (Research Riparian Ecologist, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Olympia Forestry Sciences Lab, USFS), will speak on “Hyporheic zones in mountain streams: physical processes and ecosystem functions,” Wednesday, May 14, 4 to 5 p.m., EC 1001.

 MBA Information Session: In as little as nine months you can: gain career confidence through experiential learning; become a part of a distinguished business and alumni community, and complete your resume with a graduate business degree. Info Sessions: Wed, May 14, 6-7 p.m., KEC 1001. In Bend, Thurs, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Friday, noon-1 p.m., both in GRC 126. Questions: 541-737-5510 or business.oregonstate.edu/mba.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Upcoming election: Registered voters are reminded that your ballots must be received by a County Elections Office or deposited in an official ballot drop no later than 8 p.m., May 20. There will be a Benton County Commissioner Candidate Forum sponsored by ASOSU on May 15, noon, on the MU steps. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

NEW! The University Honors College Thesis Fair: The Honors College Thesis Fair will be held Friday, May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Gallery and Rotunda on the main floor of the Valley Library. This annual spring event celebrates the research accomplishments of graduating Honors students through informative and fun poster displays.

NEW! Powwow: OSU’s annual Klatowa Eena Powwow takes place on Saturday, May 17, in Gill Coliseum. Grand Entry takes place at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Host Drum is the Blacklodge Singers. Honor Drum is Little River Singers. MC is Nick Sixkiller. In addition to the powwow, the annual salmon bake takes place in the MU Quad from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 16 in the MU Quad. A meet and greet at the Eena Haws Native American Longhouse is set for Friday, May 16, 5 p.m., 311 S.W. 26th St. The meet and greet will feature the 1491s, a Native American sketch comedy group. The 1491s will also perform May 17, 5 p.m. during the powwow. All events are free and open to the public. For additional information: http://oregonstate.edu/nal/

NEW! OSUsed Store Saturday Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its monthly Saturday public sale Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon 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.

NEW! OSU Day of Service: Time to give back to our community! Join us next Saturday for OSU Community Day of Service on May 17 from 9 a.m.-noon at one of our volunteer sites in Corvallis. For more information www.osualum.com/service

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.

Darline Joyner’s retirement: Darline has worked for OSU for 25 years,  with the last 22 years at Lab Animal Resources Center (LARC). Her celebration will be on May 15, from 2-4 p.m.,  at Lab Animal Resources Center, 3151 Washington Way.   Cake, punch and hors d’ oeuvres will be provided.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Prescribed Fire for Resilient Forests: At the May 15 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, John Bailey of the College of Forestry will discuss ways to reduce forest fire risks. 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.

NEW! 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! Fri. May 16, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1iiXqig 

NEW! Engineering Expo: The 15th annual Engineering Expo, featuring student projects from across all engineering disciplines, will be held Friday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelley Engineering Center. The senior design showcase with nearly 200 student-built projects is combined with a “Robo*Palooza,” and the event is free and open to the public.

NEW! In the Intimacy of the Sultan’s Palace: Photography, Power, and Authority in Abd al-Aziz’s Court: Lunch bunch lecture with Patricia Goldsworthy (WOU), Friday, May 16, Milam Hall 301 at Noon. This talk examines the relationship between the sultan and his photographer as a way of understanding the cultural and political negotiations in this era between France and Morocco.

NEW! Applied economics lecture: The Department of Applied Economics Seminar presents Jay Shimshack (Tulane University) and his talk “Hurricanes and Avoidance Behavior: Evidence from Bottled Water Sales” Join us on Friday, May 16 from 3:30-5 p.m. in 019 Milam Hall.

NEW! The Next Public Health Challenge: Losing the anti-obesity paradigm: In this provocative seminar, Dr. Linda Bacon (City College of San Francisco) debunks the obesity myths, explains the fall-out of a health agenda based on the concept that thinness is the goal and that one’s weight is simply a matter of personal choices, and offers an alternative path to better health and well-being for people of all sizes. Thursday, May 22, 5:30-7 p.m., Withycombe Theater.

TAC Webinar: Blackboard Grade Center: With Lynn Greenough (TAC).  This session covers the Blackboard grade center in depth for instructors who want to make use of Blackboard features to refine their grading strategies. We’ll work with organizing the grade center; smart views; uploading and downloading grades; reports; grading schemas and grade weighting.  Thursday, May 15, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1h1ebcU.

News for Employees

NEW! Nominations sought for outstanding service to persons with disabilities:  Faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit Nominations for the Outstanding Service to Persons with Disabilities Award. The award is to recognize an individual who has provided outstanding service to those with disabilities. Nominations from individuals with first-hand knowledge or experience with nominee’s efforts, in particular, are most welcome. The deadline for nominations is May 15. Send completed nomination form, letter of nomination (include details of activities that justify nomination) and other supporting documentation, i.e., letters of support. Forms should be sent to Paula Dungjen, 201 Joyce Collin Furman Hall.

NEW! College of Science names Doug Keszler new Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies: The College of Science announces Douglas Keszler as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, effective May 16. Keszler joins Julie Greenwood as an associate dean and part of the dean’s leadership team for the College of Science. Keszler is a Distinguished Professor in OSU’s Chemistry Department, an adjunct professor in the Physics Department and the Director of Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry. Keszler joined OSU in 1984. Click here for more information.

NEW! Faculty Funding Opportunity: Academic Affairs is offering compensation and course development support to faculty during Fall 2014 for redesign of established undergraduate classroom courses as hybrid courses. These funds are in support of participation in hybrid faculty learning community and development of new hybrid courses. Academic Affairs will allocate $2,000 per course to each participating faculty member who develops a hybrid course. Proposals due May 30. See Request for Proposals; if questions, contact cub.kahn@oregonstate.edu.

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

OSU Women’s Basketball Camps Offers Discounts For Faculty And Staff: Join us June 16-19 for Girls Hoop Camp and June 17-19, for Pee Wee Camp. These camps are designed to improve basic fundamentals, challenge individual skills, and teach your child to work in a team environment. The schedule is dedicated to the development of each campers skill level, as well as lots of fun! Register online at www.oregonstatewbbcamps.com and enter promo code OSU-STAFF14 for a discounted rate.

Rec Sports Half-Term Spring Term Memberships: It’s a great time of year to enjoy the benefits of recreation. Be well with Recreational Sports and purchase your half-term membership today. The cost is only $41 for faculty/staff (and their spouse/domestic partner/dependents) and $34 for students (and their spouse/domestic partner/dependents and extended students). Memberships are valid from date of purchase until June 20, 2014. You may qualify for a $15/month wellness reimbursement! Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for a private tour and/or to receive more information.

Oregon Parenting Education Week: Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families May 19-23 for this year’s seminar series to learn more about parenting education in Oregon and beyond! Monday, May 19, will feature a full-day conference at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center featuring keynote speaker Ann Corwin, AKA “The Parenting Doctor,” and presentations from child experts across the state speaking about topics such as “Engaging Fathers,” “Partnering with High-Risk Families,” “Working with Children with Challenging Behaviors” and more. Register here. And make sure to stop by for a free, special presentation at noon, Friday, May 23, at the Hallie E. Ford Center to hear the seminar “Development and assessment of an evidence-based training program for at-risk preschoolers.”

Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships Available: The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is offering scholarships for undergraduate students in the STEM fields and graduate students enrolled in an MAT program in STEM education. Scholarships are open to students attending OSGC member institutions. Application deadline is May 23, 2014. Information: http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/scholarships.

National Science Foundation – Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF S-STEM program. This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of a degree in STEM disciplines. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-sstem. Information: Mary Phillips, mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu Deadline: June 23, 2014

National Science Foundation- Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF MRI program. This program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation’s institutions of higher education, and not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-mri.Information: Mary Phillips, mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu Deadline: November 24, 2014

National Science Foundation- Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF FDSS program. This program aims to integrate research topics in solar and space physics into basic physics, astronomy, electrical engineering, geoscience, meteorology, computer science, and applied mathematics programs, and to develop space physics graduate programs capable of training the next generation of leaders in this field. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-fdss. Information: Mary Phillips, mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu Deadline: June 29, 2015.

Jobs

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

Temporary Bio Science Research Tech 1 – Horticulture Extension invites applications for a Temporary full-time, Temporary Bio Science Research Tech 1 position located in Umatilla. Posting # 0012375. Closes May 15.

Program Technician 2 – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Technician 2 position. Posting #0012008. 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 16.

Education Program Assistant 1 (Internal employment opportunity)  – Lane County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.48 FTE) Education Program Assistant1 position located in Eugene.  Posting # 0012373. Closes May 18.

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.

Accountant 1 – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting # 0012363. For full consideration, apply by May 23.

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 23, closes June 20.

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.

IACUC Coordinator – The Office of VP for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term IACUC Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President for Research. Posting #0012388. Closes May 30.

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 for 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.

Coordinator of TOUR Program–Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Coordinator of TOUR Program. Posting #0012383. Closes June 1.

Advisor – The College of Engineering invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Advisor positions. Posting #0012377. Closes June 2.

Financial Aid Advisor–Financial Aid and Scholarship invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Financial Aid Advisor. Posting #0012391. Closes June 2.

Assistant Director–Financial Aid and Scholarship invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Director. Posting #0012393. Closes June 9.

International Program Advisor – OUS Study Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Program Advisor position. Posting #0012379. Closes June 15.

Traffic and maintenance

Memorial Place: Memorial Place between Campus Way and the southernmost driveway on the north side of Plageman Hall will be closed Friday, May 16, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vehicles that are not moved will be towed.

Strand Ag: As part of the Strand Ag Renovation Project, Waldo Place from Campus Way to just north of the middle entrance will be closed May 15, from 6-10 a.m. Concrete trucks will be in the street so that we can place concrete footings in the basement of Strand. The main east entrance to Strand will remain open for pedestrian travel.

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 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  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.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” — Minnie Aumonier. Sunny today with a high of 89 and a low of 52. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 82 and a low of 48. Slight chance of thunderstorms tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today with a high of 80 and a low of 54. Patchy fog tomorrow and much cooler.

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

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