OSU Today

Friday, May 16, 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.

NOAA taps OSU’s Rick Spinrad (Think Out Loud)

Oregon State University’s Vice President of Research, Rick Spinrad, has been selected to become the next chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Angel Mandujano: ‘I want to give back’ (Hillsboro Tribune)

“I’ve been thinking about going for a long time,” said Mandujano, 17, who will graduate from Glencoe High School with honors June 7. “Actually, I can’t remember when I wasn’t thinking about it.” Neither his sister, Liliana, 24, nor his brother, Rafael Jr., 22, went on to college or university after graduating from Glencoe. Angel aims to be the first to get his bachelor’s degree four years from now from Oregon State University.

OSU group wants to promote healthy masculinity (Think Out Loud)

Men’s Development & Engagement is an organization at Oregon State University that grew out of concerns about issues like this. The group says it is “focused on encouraging OSU’s men to engage in a process of positive gender identity development with the hope of creating a safer environment for all.” They hope to break down society’s expectations of masculinity, and to educate men about sexual violence and gender identity.

Targeted funding can help address inequities in early childcare (Science Daily)

The quality of early child care and education programs is influenced both by funding and by the characteristics of the communities in which the programs operate, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Study: Wider use of medications may help reduce substance abuse, related hospital admissions (Toronto Telegraph)

The findings, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment by researchers from Oregon State University and other institutions, offer support for a wider use of medications that may help reduce or prevent substance abuse and related hospital admissions.

Remote sensing cuts cost of tracking coastline changes (Sci Dev Net)

Rob Holman, an oceanography professor at Oregon State University in the United States, tells SciDev.Net by email: “The study underscores the growing worldwide use of low-cost remote sensing systems to study coastlines.”

EU elections: Portuguese tired of being ‘troiked’ by both Lisbon and Brussels (The Conversation)

They stick to the narrative of the lack of skill of the current government in negotiating fair exit conditions, and keep a low profile on what they would do. As Patrícia Martins Marcos, a research assistant in Public Policy at the Oregon State University, puts it: they “are trying to walk through in between the raindrops.”

Language, cultures take over Memorial Union ballroom (Chinook Observer)

OSU language programs share cultures with more than 800 visitors in Memorial Union. In the first of what may become an annual event, the language programs at Oregon State University came together to host a World Languages and Cultures Day in the Memorial Union ballroom Thursday.

Acid oceans (IIP Digital)

“Whenever CO2 levels change rapidly in the geologic history of our planet, there have been major extinction events. We are currently in the middle of a major extinction event right now,” said George Waldbusser of Oregon State University, who is assessing the potential impact of ocean acidification and identifying hot spots. He claims that beyond the Pacific Northwest coast, places like the Mississippi River Delta, the Gulf of Maine and Chesapeake Bay are all at risk of acidification.

Bringing in the buzz of pollinators (Oregonian)

“Floral abundance is one of the strongest ways to promote bee diversity in gardens,” said Gail Langellotto, the statewide coordinator for the Oregon State University Extension Service’s Master Gardener program. “Also, bees forage better for nectar and pollen in warm, sunny spots.”

National Pesticide Info Center to roll out more apps, web features (Western Farmer-Stockman)

A new five-year $5 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will fund expanded online services like more mobile apps, interactive content and video tutorials regarding proper pesticide application offered by the National Pesticide Information Center at Oregon State University.

Exact outline of melanoma could lead to novel diagnostic tool, Oregon State University study (BioSpace)

Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a specific biochemical process that can cause normal and healthy skin cells to transform into cancerous melanoma cells, which should help predict melanoma vulnerability and could also lead to future therapies.

Help your tomatoes stand tall with a DIY cage (Statesman Journal)

Giving tomato plants a boost up can make a difference in the amount of fruit the plant produces, according to Master Gardeners trained by the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Grants go for agriculture, flight safety and test-range support (Cascade Business News)

“All of these grants help move unmanned technology forward significantly to increase safety, reliability, and functionality, making it possible for unmanned vehicles to take on important roles for which they are uniquely suited,” said Rick Spinrad, vice president of research at Oregon State University and board president of SoarOregon.

Today

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 

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.

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.

Salmon bake and 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. 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. 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/

Video screening: “Do the Math,” the video, Friday May 16, 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.

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.

Best Health Care?  U.S. – International Comparison: Gerald Friedman, economist, UMass Amherst, will report results of his study of a U.S. universal, publicly-funded health care system and potential economic impact on Oregon and the nation. Noon-1:30 p.m., May 16, Hallie Ford Center Room 115.

Meat lab: The Clark Meat Science Center’s retail store is open every Friday, from 1-5:30 p.m.  Located off of Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool, the meat lab offers a variety of meat products developed and crafted by OSU students. Products include fresh retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, hickory smoked bacon, jerky, and dry-cured products. For more information, including pricing and availability, call 541-737-1927.

Disability Studies @ OSU: All OSU community members are invited to join in conversation about the emerging DS curriculum. We will also be discussing Exile and Pride by Eli Clare (available at the OSU bookstore). Please note the new location: Milam 306. The bi-weekly time slot remains the same: Friday, May 16, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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.

Saturday

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.

OSU Day of Service: Time to give back to our community! Join us 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

Upcoming Events

NEW! Cultural Bites: Experience the foods of various international cultures. Free tickets in MU 103. Hosted by APASU. Monday, May 19 in the MU Ballroom. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets do not guarantee seats after 5 p.m. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by Educational Activities Committee. For disability accommodation, contact Truoungk@onid.oregonstate.edu

NEW! Black Graduate Student Association Third Annual Research Forum: “Supporting Minorities in Academia: Communicating Through Research.” This forum will showcase research posters and presentations from undergraduate and graduate students in underrepresented communities at OSU. The event is meant to provide a platform for students to practice their presentation skills in a professional, yet encouraging environment. May 20, noon -1 p.m., MU Journey Room

NEW! Campus Creature Census Celebration: Join the Spring Creek Project for an evening of art, photography, video, poetry and prose in celebration of the creatures with whom we share the OSU campus. The 2014 Campus Creature Census winners will share their work, and we’ll recognize some of our terrific local natural history groups. Refreshments served. Open to all. Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m., International Living Learning Center, room 155.

Smithsonian animal exhibit: The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) is bringing “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together,” to Corvallis on Monday, May 19, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A custom-built exhibition housed on an 18-wheel truck that will be parked in the Reser Stadium parking lot, the exhibit is free and open to the public. It features hands-on and minds-on activities in five sections: The Home, The Farm, The Wild, and The Veterinary Clinic. There are also behind-the-scenes insights into animal care and research at the Smithsonian National Zoo. You can view a video of the exhibit.

Memorial Day Celebration May 19-23: Join OSU and Corvallis in a week of memorial for this countries service men and women. Service members, past and present, and their dependents are invited to place a pin on the world map displayed in the campus’ Memorial Union Main Lounge to signify the different locations they have served. Carnations will be provided in the Memorial Union throughout the week for the community to place at various veteran memorials around the campus. There will be a memorial service starting at noon on May 22 which will include a flag fold and POW/MIA table as well as a display of military memorabilia from student/staff veterans in the Veterans Lounge.

Step Show: Presented by Divine Nine. Saturday, May 24. LaSells Stewart Center. Doors open at 4 p.m, show starts at 5 p.m.  Tickets: $5 OSU Students, $7 General Public. Tickets available at MU 103. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by Educational Activities. Presented by OSU Black Students Union. For disability accommodations email Jason.Dorsette@oregonstate.edu

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Graduate Faculty Mentoring Workshop:  Larry Roper, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and Anita Azarenko, Associate Dean, Graduate School, will be presenting a workshop on the factors that influence graduate student retention, timely completion, success and well-being, as well as updates on critical milestones for graduate students.  Monday, May 19, 1-4:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center.  Workshop will also be streamed live.  For more information or to RSVP: megan.ferris@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Planning for Retirement:  Exploring Opportunities, Surprises and Concerns beyond Finances: Description:   Retirement is a major life transition that has great opportunities, major concerns and the potential for significant surprises.  Karen Hooker and a panel of retirees will explore these areas and illustrate some aspects of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of retirement.  Hooker is the Petersen Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies as well as Professor and Co-Director of the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences at OSU. Registration is not required. Monday, May 19, 2 – 3:30 p.m., MU 211.

NEW! Big Love in the Middle Ages: Adjudicating Jewish Bigamy in Venetian Crete’s Secular Court.  Rena Lauer will explore the implications of legal pluralism and religious accommodation in a medieval colonial context by examining a trial in which Catholic judges were asked to decipher and rule on Jewish bigamy law. May 20, noon, Milam Hall 301.

NEW! #OSUSciComm brown-bag discussion: “Know your audience. Meet their expectation,” will be moderated by Nick Houtman and Thuy Tran, Tuesday, May 20, noon – 1 p.m., in LPSC 402. These monthly events are hosted by the OSU Science Communicators. All welcome. For more info go to: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/sciencecommunicators/

NEW! Lonseth Lecture: The 29th Annual Lonseth Lecture, May 20, at LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall. Awards at 3:30 p.m., and lecture to follow at 4 p.m. Guest speaker is David Pengelley of New Mexico State University, topic: Sophie Germain’s grand plan to prove Fermat’s Last Theorem.

NEW! Ethics & Literature in Austria: 1900-1938/1939.   This summer marks the centennial of the First Word War, which began with the diplomatic and military responses of the Habsburg Monarchy to South Slav nationalism.  Horning professor David Luft will commemorate a different aspect of Austria in the early twentieth century, emphasizing the importance of ethics in the generation of Austrian intellectuals who reached maturity in the decade before the First World War. May 20, 4 p.m., Memorial Union Journey Room.

NEW! Graduate Education: is an advanced degree right for me?  A presentation by the OSU Graduate School leadership team, covering the basics of graduate education: admissions, funding support, benefits of an advanced degree.  Tuesday, May 20, 5:30 p.m., OSU Native American Longhouse. For more information: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/infonight; or email Graduate.Inquire@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-4881.

NEW! Mentoring workshops: Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, will lead two workshops on May 21 in Richardson 107.  From 9-10:30 am, she will work with organizational leaders to facilitate a discussion about re-imagining how mentoring occurs on the OSU campus in, “Re-thinking Mentoring: How to Build Communities of Inclusion, Support and Accountability.”  Pre-registration required at http://bit.ly/1ivIBox. “Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy,” will be held from 11 – 12:30. Lunch served at 12:30. Participants map their current mentoring network, identify pressing areas of need that are not being met, and create a plan to expand their existing mentoring network.  Pre-register at http://bit.ly/1kJEuYF.

Food Science and Technology Seminar: Christina DeWitt, Assoc. Professor, OSU Department of Food Science and Technology, will speak on “OSU Seafood Lab—Critical Research and Exciting Developments,”  Monday, May 19,  3:30-4:30 p.m., Wiegand 132.

Center for the Humanities Guest Lecture: Myra Seaman, Professor of English at the College of Charleston and editor of the award-winning postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, will speak on “Objects of Correction: How the Book Fashioned the Household in Late Medieval England,” Monday, May 19 at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue. A reception will follow.

Valley Lightning Talk. Monday, May 19, 6-8 p.m. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St Corvallis. Create@OregonState hosts a new lightning talk forum. The goal is to forge a new multidisciplinary collaborative space, where anyone can attend, present their ideas and work, hear about cool new projects, find collaborators, or just relax and enjoy old and new colleagues. 541-737-6535 or email create@oregonstate.edu.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Guistina Gallery call to artists: The gallery is hosting a free (Non-Jury) community art exhibit open to all ages and skill levels who reside or work in Linn and Benton Counties. Exhibit runs July 2- 31. One piece per artist – digital submission. Pieces must be less than 36″ wide/ 20 lbs. Deadline June 15, 11:59 p.m. Click here to apply.

Professional Faculty award nominations due: Nominations are now being accepted for the Karel J.H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award with nominations due Friday, June 6.  The award recognizes a professional faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership and service throughout their career both within their Department and in programs and organizations across campus. Eligibility for this award is limited to fixed-term professional faculty who fall within the categories of administrative support, computer-technical support and/or development support.  For complete criteria and nomination information visit

http://oregonstate.edu/pfla/awards/karel-murphy

Beaver Community Fair 2014 – Registration Open:  Reserve your booth for the 2014 Beaver Community Fair.  Information and registration for OSU departments, programs and recognized student organizations is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/seac/initiatives/bcf/.  This year’s Fair will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014 in the MU quad.  Questions, contact dante.holloway@oregonstate.edu.

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.

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.

Jobs

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

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.

Administrative Program Specialist –  the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Specialist. Posting #0012238. Closes May 28.

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.

Public Info Representative 1–Professional & Continuing Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Public Info Representative 1. Posting #0012396. Closes June 1.

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.

Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards–Student Conduct invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Director of SCCS. Posting #0012350. Closes June 11.

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.

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: 15th Street is 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: “Not to waste the spring I threw down everything, And ran into the open world To sing what I could sing…” Roman PayneMostly sunny today with a high of 75, and a low of 48. Showers possible throughout the weekend and into next week.

Central Oregon: Sunny with a high of 73 and a low of 40. Mostly sunny Saturday, chance of showers Sunday.

Newport: Chance of drizzle today, high of 61, low of 49. Chance of showers tomorrow and showers likely Sunday.

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

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