OSU Today

Thursday, May 22, 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.

Ellen DeGeneres, Oregon State University live Twitter event draws huge crowd Wednesday (Oregonian)

A huge crowd has shown up at Oregon State University in Corvallis for an interactive event with Ellen DeGeneres this Wednesday afternoon. The comedian and host of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been sending Tweets since Saturday, dropping hints about what to expect as she interacts, live via satellite from her studio, with students at OSU. (see also KGW, KHOU HoustonGazette-Times)

Tinkle introduced as new OSU hoops coach (KDVR)

Tinkle, 48, was the head coach at Montana for eight seasons and won 158 games, the second most in school history. He led the Grizzlies to Big Sky regular-season titles in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and Big Sky Tournament championships in 2012 and 2013. His 97 conference wins are the most by any Montana coach. (see also Statesman Journal, BeaverBlitz, Gazette-Times)

City toasts 30 years of craft beer (Portland Tribune)

Fast forward to the present, and BridgePort is releasing its Trilogy series of three beers — one past, one present, and one future. The latter is slated to be released in the fall after a group of Oregon State University students collaborate to develop it. BridgePort does its small-scale test brews at Oregon State, which runs one of the country’s only fermentation science programs. The students “are the future of craft brewing in the United States and the world,” says BridgePort brewmaster Jeff Edgerton.

Oregon State’s Mr. Freeze (Oregonian)

Near death from exposure, then snuggled in a backpack, then to the front page of Reddit: Some lambs have all the adventures. This one, Mr. Freeze, is in the care of Oregon State University’s Animal Science program.

Author Tobias Wolff receives OSU’s Stone Award for Lifetime Achievement (KLCC)

Tobias Wolff has been recognized as one of America’s greatest authors of memoirs and short stories. Before visiting OSU in Corvallis to receive the Stone Award for Lifetime Achievement, he speaks with Eric Alan about the power of the short story, of reading itself, and why the Pacific Northwest remains a creative touchstone for him.

Oregon’s most common fish actually three different species (Corvallis Advocate)

A recent study, to be published in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution this week, by Oregon State University researchers revealed the speckled dace isn’t just one, but three distinctly different species.

Oregon State University wins first place at Formula SAE Competition (Digital Journal)

SAE International announces final results from the Formula SAE® competition, which was held at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., May 14-17. Oregon State University takes top honors with a total score of 876.6.

OSU Repair Fair set for Thursday (Gazette-Times)

The final Oregon State University “Repair Fair” of the school year is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Recycling Warehouse in the Property Services Building at 644 S.W. 13th St.

OSU expands pesticide info program (Portland Tribune)

People with questions about using pesticides correctly now can get answers on their smartphones and tablets, thanks to expanded online services offered by the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) at Oregon State University.

Pointers for growing persnickety peppers (Portland Tribune)

If you’ve become exasperated trying to make peppers thrive in Oregon’s short-lived growing season, don’t give up hope just yet. Brooke Edmunds, a horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, has a few pointers on cultivating those persnickety peppers.

Farm to market teaches students healthy choices (Chinook Observer)

“I want you to pick it up, I want you to smell it, I want you to feel it and I want you to experience it,” said Chavez, family and community health program manager with Oregon State University Extension Service in Morrow County. “Because a lot of times, if you haven’t had something before, you’re not going to try it.”

Soil expert to speak (Daily Astorian)

James Cassidy from the Oregon State University Crop and Soil Science Department will present a program, suitable for farmers and gardeners, on the complex nature of soils from 6 to 9 p.m. May 29 at the OSU Extension Office, 2001 Marine Drive, Suite 210. This free program is co-sponsored by the Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District and the OSU Extension.

Indigo Rose tomatoes keep growing all season (Cape Gazette)

Now there is a tomato specially bred by Dr. Jim Myers at Oregon State University. He used wild tomatoes from Peru and the Galapagos Islands to breed a dark purple tomato called Indigo Rose.

Combination of metformin and rapamycin show potential in treating aging and related diseases (Toronto Telegraph)

A proven approach to slow the aging process is dietary restriction, but new research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University helps explain the action of a drug that appears to mimic that process – rapamycin. (see also BioSpace)


Memorial Day Celebration May 19-23: Join OSU and Corvallis in a week of memorial for this country’s 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.

Baccalaureate Core Category Review Workshops for DPD, Western Culture, and Cultural Diversity:  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: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0dOveXDB5aGjBtj

Center for Teaching and Learning’s Spring 2014 Teaching Symposium: Thursday, May 22, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the MU.  Check in early at the Journey Room and enjoy a continental breakfast. The spring agenda covers a broad variety of topics: teaching portfolio development, curriculum design, flipped classrooms, team teaching, experiential learning, and international students, to name just a few.  Also, Lynn Greenough, from Technology Across the Curriculum, will host an all-day, hands-on session for the new Learning Management Systems that are being evaluated for adoption at OSU. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/spring-2014-teaching-symposium

NEW! Department of Mathematics – Department Head Candidate: David Auckly will give a talk on Thursday, May 22, from 11 a.m. – noon in Kidder 202. This talk will be his vision for Department of Mathematics.

Girls and Their Dolls: At the May 22 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Aurora Sherman of the School of Psychological Sciences will discuss her research on how dolls influence stereotypes. Triad meets in the Linus Pauling Science Center, room 402, 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, 541-737-0783.

NEW! Fulbright US Student Program Information Meeting: Join OSU Fulbright program advisor LeAnn Adam to learn about the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and recent graduates to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. Thursday May 22, 5-6 p.m., University Honors College Strand Agriculture 227D. For more information: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Seminar and Webinar on the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment  – The Assessment has been in the news since its release on May 6.  Come learn more about the report and its findings from Philip Mote, Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Center.  Mote co-authored the report’s Northwest chapter and served on the report’s overall advisory committee. Thursday, May 22, 2-3 p.m., Kidder 202 and online at http://live.oregonstate.edu

The Next Public Health Challenge: Losing the anti-obesity paradigm: In this provocative seminar, 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.

May Repair Fair: Bring your broken belongings for free repairs and attend drop-in demonstrations at the Repair Fair Thursday, May 22 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street). Demonstrations also offered for furniture upcycling, bicycle cables and fixing sock holes. See the schedule and a list of repair skills being offered at http://tiny.cc/repair-fair.

Killing Fields film screening: Cambodian Student Association presents a free screening of “The Killing Fields,” a featured film based on the accounts of two journalists during the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge civil war and genocide in Cambodia. Event is 7 p.m., Thursday, May 22, MU Journey Room. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU, contact: phoua@onid.oregonstate.edu for information or accommodations for a disability.

Tobias Wolff Reads at OSU: Tobias Wolff, winner of the 2014 Stone Award and author of the memoirs, “This Boy’s Life” and “In Pharaoh’s Army,” the novels “Old School” and “The Barracks Thief,” and four collections of stories, will give a reading and lecture on May 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. A book signing and reception will follow the reading. Both the reading and reception are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Video screening: “Do the Math,” the video, Friday May 23, 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! Faculty Sessions with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring a small group conversation with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Register at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/ray for the May 29 session from 2-3:30 p.m. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

Malaysian Food Tasting: Join the Malaysian Student Association on the MU Quad on May 23, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., to experience Malaysian food and culture. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Contact: Shane Reezal at 541-979-6101 for information or accommodations for a disability.

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

Reception for Barbara Melton:  Join the Office of the General Counsel in wishing Barbara Melton a happy retirement after 17 years of service at OSU.  Monday, June 9, 2:30 to 4 p.m., MU 206.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Department of Mathematics – Department Head Candidate: David Auckly will give a talk on his mathematical research on Friday, May 23, from 9-10 a.m. in Kidder 202. The title of his talk is “Stable Equivalence of surfaces in 4-manifolds.”

NEW! Oregon Parenting Education Week: Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families tomorrow, May 23, noon, for a special presentation by Erik Pakulak who will speak on “Development and assessment of an evidence-based training program for at-risk preschoolers.” The event, located in Hallie E. Ford Center Room 15, is free and open to the public.

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. Fri. May 23, 10-10:50 am. Register here: http://bit.ly/1iiXAWS

Knowledge, power and right in Vasubandhu’s Abhidharmakośabhāṣya.  When considering philosophers that posit a connection between knowledge, power and right, works of classical Buddhist scholasticism may not come first to mind. But this triad of concepts appears in close relation in Vasubandhu’s Abhidharmakośabhāṣya, a work of classical Buddhist scholastic philosophy.   This presentation, by David Fiordalis (Linfield), will explore why. May 23, noon, Milam Hall 301.  

School of Psychological Science Spring Colloquium Series: Birken Noesen will speak on “An electrophysiological study of attention capture by salience: Does rarity enable capture?” May 23, from 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

Rulemaking hearing: Oregon State University will hold a rulemaking hearing on Thursday, June 5, 2014. The University will take public comment regarding the proposed repeal of its administrative rules.  Oregon Senate Bill 270 separated OSU from the Oregon University System and the State Board of Higher Education and created a separate OSU institutional Board of Trustees.  After July 1, 2014, OSU will have different authority .  As a result of this legislation, the University will need to repeal its Oregon Administrative Rules in Chapter 576 effective June 30, 2014.  OSU will reinstate as University standards or policies, as of July 1, 2014, the OARs that were repealed and that still apply after SB 270.  The reinstated policies or standards will be substantially identical to the repealed OARs.  For more information, including a list of rules to be repealed, contact: Beth Giddens at beth.giddens@oregonstate.edu. The hearing will begin at 1 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 206 and is open to the public.  For accommodations, please contact Beth Giddens at 541-737-2474 or beth.giddens@oregonstate.edu.

News for Employees

NEW! Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is June 9 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Summer 2014. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

NEW! Help name the classroom building: The new classroom building currently being constructed on the northwest side of campus needs a name. Suggestions are being gathered based on four categories: purpose, philosophy, person, place. Suggestions will be pooled by category and prizes will be rewarded to one person per category by random draw. Prizes include gift cards, football tickets and parking permits. To enter, go to the OSU Facebook page and leave a comment on the building post, or visit the classroom building website for more details and a web entry form.

TRY-Athlon teams wanted: The 4th Annual FSF TRY-Athlon is coming up soon on Friday, June 6 from noon to 1 p.m. We have the following Colleges/Units represented so far: Business Affairs, Agriculture, CPHHS, Education, Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, and College of Pharmacy. If you see your College/ Unit represented and want to join their team, please let us know! If you don’t see your College/ Unit represented, it is not too late to start a team! Please visit our TRY-Athlon website or call 541-737-3222 for more information.

HR Advocate: The Office of Human Resources will be implementing a new program, HR Advocate, effective May 20.  HR Advocate will allow us to better assist employees, managers/supervisors and departments by processing and tracking requests in one central location for Accident/Injury Reporting and Mandatory Reporting Incident.  Requests and/or incident reports will be submitted online using the Public Incident Reporting form located at: https://oregonstate2-gme-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid573535?  Please begin using this online form for the above items as of May 20.  More information is available on-line at: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/workers-compensation-resources/incident-reporting.

Recreational Sports Memorial Day Weekend Hours/Gear Rental: Recreational Sports facilities will maintain normal operating hours over Memorial Day Weekend. Fit Pass classes will break for the holiday beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 23 and classes will resume on Tuesday, May 27. Interested in renting outdoor gear for a Memorial Day Weekend adventure? Check out the Adventure Leadership Institute’s Outdoor Equipment Rental. Students and members receive discounted gear rental (Open M-F 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

Faculty Regalia: If you submitted your Faculty Regalia order to the OSU Beaver Store after the April 15 deadline, please email Lindsay Bass at faculty.regalia@osubeaverstore.com to confirm your order.

Day of Caring Service Projects, Friday May 30: Registration for Day of Caring Service Projects on the afternoon of Friday May 30 is now open. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in this day of service. Choose from 14 different service projects with 12 community partners. Projects will take place at various times in the afternoon and check-in will be on campus at the Dixon lower courts, with transportation provided from there. Many projects can accommodate children and youth as well. Registration is required: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-2013-service-projects.

Pacific Northwest Association of College Admissions Counseling: The Office of Admissions at OSU is hosting the PNACAC Annual Conference in the Memorial Union from May 28-30. Over 400 admissions representatives and high school college counselors will be at OSU to empower its members as they prepare students for college admission. Senate President Peter Courtney of the State of Oregon and Amas Aduviri, Director of the CAMP at OSU will serve as keynote speakers. Detailed information can be obtained at www.oregonstate.edu/pnacac or Matt Ogawa matt@oregonstate.edu.

National Science Foundation- Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF-CSBR Program. This program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection; and 3) to transfer collection ownership responsibilities. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-csbr. Information: Mary Phillips: mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu Deadline: June 16.


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

Administrative Program Assistant – The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Limited Duration, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0012410. Closes May 26.  For full consideration please have your online application submitted by May 23.

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.

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.

Temporary Education Program Assistant 1   – Hood River County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.49 FTE) Temporary Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Hood River.  Posting # 0012422. Closes May 27.

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.

Associate Pathway Program Manager (Internal) – INTO-OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Pathway Program Manager position. Posting #0012404. Closes May 29.  This is an internal position.

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 30.

Health Educator-Nutritionist– Student Health Services invites applications for a full time, 12 month Health Educator-Nutritionist.  Posting #0012340. Closes May 30.

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.

Accountant 1 – Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Accountant 1 position. Posting #0012403. Closes June 1.

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.

Coordinator – Communications and Marketing The Department of Crop and Soil Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term Cereal Variety Outreach Coordinator.  Posting #0012365.  Closes June 6.

Office Specialist 2 – International Student Advising and Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0012376. Closes June 6.

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.

Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment –Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment. Posting #0012425. Closes June 16.

Traffic and maintenance

Jefferson Way: As part of the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center project, Jefferson Way between 26th Street and Weatherford Place will be closed 6 a.m., May 27,  through 5 p.m., May 29 for waterline work

Jefferson Way: As part of the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center project, several parking spaces along Jefferson Way near Fairbanks Hall will be closed from May 27 – Aug. 3. If these spaces become available sooner, we will open them up as soon as possible.

30th Street: As part of the Samaritan Sports Medicine Facility project, a one-lane closure along 30th Street between Oak Creek Bridge and the south entrance to Reser parking lot (between Western Blvd. and Washington Way) is scheduled for May 29 – 30. All drives and parking lots between Western Blvd. and Washington Way will be accessible during the lane closure. On June 2, both lanes of 30th Street will be closed between Oak Creek Bridge and the south entrance to Reser parking lot.  Magruder and Reser parking lots will be accessible from the north, i.e. Washington Way.  Oak Creek Building and CEOAS Storage Buildings will be accessible from the south, i.e. Western Blvd.

Weniger and Gilbert building access: Due to a delay in obtaining permits from the City, the start of renovation work was delayed, so this closure has been extended to June 30. Please expect limited access to certain areas of Weniger and Gilbert Halls at different times, depending on where work is occurring.  The ceilings and ceiling mounted lighting will be replaced in the corridors of both buildings and several offices and labs on the second floor of Weniger.  Demolition in corridors will be done either in the evenings or on weekends, but installation will be done during normal hours.  In addition, the floors will be replaced.

Reser lot: For the OSU Hoops for the Troops event on May 26, portions of Reser Stadium Lot will be closed from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Richardson/Peavy lot: To complete maintenance work, cranes have been scheduled and will necessitate the closure of the Richardson/Peavy Hall Lot on Tuesday, May 27, 6 a.m. to noon.

Jefferson Way: As part of the MU Remodel Project, Jefferson Way will be closed between Waldo Way and 26th Street for power work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21, and 9 a.m. to noon, May 22. Pacific Power will be placing the new transformer for the MU and will be in the street pulling wires.  Pedestrian traffic will NOT be disrupted by this work.  Flaggers will be directing traffic and assisting pedestrians.

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.


Corvallis: “Beauty awakens the soul to act,” – Dante. Mostly sunny today with a high of 81 and a low of 54. Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today with a high of 78 and a low of 50. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 68, low of 54. Chance of showers tomorrow.

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

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