OSU Today

July 7-11, 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.

OSU: Oregon honeybee die-offs hit hard (KTVZ)

More than one in five commercial honeybee hives in Oregon did not survive last winter, continuing a financially challenging trend for professional beekeepers, Oregon State University experts said Monday. (see also KGW, Columbian, Capital Press)

Pesticides, starvation implicated in recent Oregon bee die-offs; task force seeks solutions (Oregonian)

Isaak Stapleton, investigator for the ODA pesticides program, and Dewey Caron, affiliate faculty in Oregon State University’s horticulture department, visited Guzman’s farm and several others to examine the afflicted hives.

Ocean’s nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What’s going on? (Los Angeles Times)

Angelicque White, an ocean ecologist at Oregon State University who was not involved with the study warned that it is very hard to get a rock solid reading on what might be going on with plastics and our oceans.  ”Plastic is widely distributed throughout all ocean basins, but the concentrations are really patchy from spot to spot and hot spots are driven by ocean circulation,” she said in an email.

The rickshaw drivers of Kolkata, India (New York Times)

Still, says Shireen Hyrapiet, an instructor at Oregon State University who has interviewed drivers extensively, many young immigrants see pulling a rickshaw “as a means of upward social mobility.”

OSU scientists develop way to see ‘chemistry in action’ with imaging technology (Portland Business Journal)

Findings on the new technology were published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (“Excited state structural dynamics of a dual-emission calmodulin-green fluorescent protein sensor for calcium ion imaging”), by researchers from Oregon State University and the University of Alberta. (see also KMTRNanowerkMedical Daily, Imaging and Microscopy)

Could video games help people understand climate change? (Eco Watch)

Video games have the potential to educate the public and encourage development of creative solutions to social, economic and environmental problems, said Oregon State University’s Shawna Kelly, one of the two authors of the article. (see also the News-RegisterYahoo IndiaNanowerk)

OSU holds World Cup watch parties (KEZI)

It was a sad day for American soccer fans Tuesday after Belgium eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup 2-1 in extra time – but the watch parties at Oregon State University are not over.

Why is Lake Albert disappearing? (Oregonian)

That sentiment typifies the reaction the scientists say they’ve gotten from state agencies. Trent Seager, a Ph.D. candidate at Oregon State who’s led bird counts at the lake for 20 years, remembers taking his concerns to a manager at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. At their first meeting, the manager was receptive, interested and worried, Seager says. Seager, another Lake Abert Council member, thought he’d finally broken through.

Children’s book by OSU author explores entomology through Alex the Ant (LIFE@OSU)

Thirteen years ago, a friend of Eric Dickey’s was expecting a child, and Dickey, who is an administrative program specialist for Oregon Sea Grant, thought he’d write a children’s story, have it illustrated, and give it to his friend as a gift. But like many well-laid plans, although the story was written in a few hours time, it ended up languishing in a box under a bed.

Brothers to run across Oregon (KEZI)

Two brothers will be running the equivalent of more than a marathon a day for two months – but these Oregon State University students are running across the state all to promote healthy living.

How sexual assault rates compare on Oregon campuses (Oregonian)

The University of Oregon posted a 2012 rate of 0.69 and 32 alleged assaults over the  three years on a campus of more than 24,500 students. Oregon State University’s rate was 0.15, or 14 alleged assaults on a campus of more than 26,000 students. Portland State University’s rate was 0.32, or 21 assaults on a campus of more than 28,000 students.

Rare disease appears in Willamette Valley wheat (Capital Press)

The disease, sharp eyespot, has appeared sparingly in the valley over the years, and never at high levels, said Oregon State University field crops extension agent Nicole Anderson, who worked with OSU cereal pathologist Chris Mundt to identify the disease. (see also KGW)

Krypton in ancient ice (American Scientist)

Air bubbles trapped in ice provide many clues to Earth’s climate record. The oldest ice cores discovered so far are 800,000 years old. Oregon State University’s Christo Buizert and colleagues used a new radiometric dating technique to accurately age samples of ice from near the surface of Taylor Glacier in Antarctica to 120,000 years old.

10 reasons beer is not bad for you (The New Age)

The most amazing beer and health connection is something called xanthohumol, a flavonoid found only in hops. Xanthohumol is a potent antioxidant that inhibits cancer-causing enzymes, “much more potent than the major component in soy,” according Dr. Cristobal Miranda of the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University. This xanthohumol stuff is so good for you that the Germans have actually brewed a beer with extra levels of it.

Jefferson County seeks more diverse teachers (KGW)

School district officials are working to improve the situation with help from Oregon State University, which is offering scholarships for its Cascades campus master in teaching program for students from underrepresented populations.

Hope for new ways to treat antibiotic-resistant TB (Medical News Today)

“We believe these findings are an important new avenue toward treatment of multi-drug-resistant TB,” said Taifo Mahmud, a professor in the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University, and a corresponding author on the new publication. (see also Fierce Biotech Research)

Scars and lessons: Storm King Mountain, 20 years later (Bend Bulletin)

Jon, who graduated from Oregon State University with a wildlife science degree and was going back to school at Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls for a civil engineering degree before he died, eventually matured and grew into the black Stetson.

Clean tech future: How the city of Gresham may revolutionize data center cooling (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon BEST, which promotes Oregon clean tech companies, supported a $90,000 grant that included about $46,000 for Oregon State University students to monitor the system.

Corvallis directors set the tone (Corvallis Advocate)

In short, Douglas Russell, gallery director, is holding down the arts at Oregon State University. “Our gallery program is steady,” Russell said. “We’re planning one and two years out, sometimes further, for our exhibits.”

OSU introduces fertilizer-efficiency calculator (Natural Resources Report)

A new online tool from the Oregon State University Extension Service does the math so that small-scale organic farmers can figure that out more precisely. Nick Andrews, an instructor with the OSU Extension Service’s small farms program, helped develop the free, spreadsheet-based tool, which you can find at Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator.

Wheat won’t wait for the Fourth (Eastern Oregon)

The reduced acreage boosts the premium for soft white wheat but hurts the Oregon Wheat Commission and Oregon Wheat Growers League and the funding they provide to Oregon State University research, Steiner said.

OSU crew docks gracefully roll on river (Gazette-Times)

As the Willamette River winds its way southward through the valley, an iconic spot along the Corvallis shoreline can be seen just before the Harrison and Van Buren boulevard bridges. Oregon State University’s boat docks have been situated along this waterway for decades and a competitive rowing program dates to the late 1920s.

Mythbusting the debunking of vitamins (Corvallis Advocate)

Not so, say researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University and other institutions. “It was inflammatory,” said Dr. Balz Frei, PhD, of the editorial. “[It was] quite extreme in its conclusion and its tone.”

Technology using microwave heating may impact electronics manufacturing (Opli)

Engineers at Oregon State University have successfully shown that a continuous flow reactor can produce high-quality nanoparticles by using microwave-assisted heating – essentially the same forces that heat up leftover food with such efficiency.

OSU chamber music workshops offer free concerts (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State University Chamber Music Workshop, co-sponsored by OSU Professional and Continuing Education and the School of Arts and Communication, will offer several public performances in July in Corvallis.

Research finds adding selenium to alfalfa boosts calf growth, immunity (Ag Info)

A study by Oregon State University researchers has found that adding selenium to fields planted with alfalfa will allow the perennial forage crop to “take up” the important mineral in its tissues, providing better feed for calves and other livestock. Many areas throughout the Pacific Northwest is deficit in the mineral selenium.

Alternative crop trials part of OSU field day (Capital Press)

One of the most promising alternative crops Oregon State University researchers here have experimented with this year is camelina grown without any irrigation.

Extended-release naltrexone cost-effective in alcohol, opioid dependence (Psychiatry Online)

The injectable form of naltrexone intended for substance use disorder (SUD) may be more effective—based on patients’ adherence and overall cost—than oral medications, according to researchers from the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University.

Medford fire shut down (Mail Tribune)

Investigators suspect the fire that destroyed a vacant Oregon State University experiment station in southwest Medford late Wednesday morning was human caused. Fire investigator Samantha Metheny said Wednesday afternoon that all utilities to the building and the surrounding structures had been shut off several years ago, leading her to believe that the fire was caused by a person. However, the investigation is ongoing.

MU lounge invites students to relax and reflect (Gazette-Times)

The lounge at Oregon State University’s Memorial Union is a remnant of a bygone world that remains vital. It sits in one of the campus’ most recognizable old buildings, which has been an iconic part of campus since it was dedicated in 1929 as an inspiration to the living and to the memory of those who died in wars.

Wave energy engineering for middle schools (Engineering.com)

Not every kid has an engineer in the family, so it’s important that schools provide hands-on experience.  That’s why I’m excited about the Wave Energy Engineering project created by Oregon State University. Bill Hanshumaker, Chief Scientist at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center, and Alan Perrill, a volunteer at the center, designed a wave energy device that’s made from off-the-shelf parts and can be constructed by a middle school student. Ruby Moon, Marine Renewable Energy Program Associate with Oregon Sea Grant Extension, then designed a complete lesson plan that provides background information and detailed instructions for building the wave-to-electricity device.

Monday  

Health Extension Run 2014 kickoff – Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at 9:30 a.m., July 7 in the Memorial Union Quad as it sends off two CPHHS undergraduates – and brothers, Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby – who are running to 30 out of 36 Oregon counties, stopping at OSU Extension Service offices along the way and encouraging community members, alumni and Beavers fans across Oregon to join them – whether you walk, run or use a wheelchair. The run will bring awareness to the newly, nationally accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the power of living a healthy lifestyle. Head to blogs.oregonstate.edu/healthrun for more info.

Health Educator Coordinator: Student Health Services is bringing three applicants to campus to interview for the Health Educator Coordinator position.  The campus community is invited to the presentations & open forums July 7, 8 and 10, 11 a.m. to noon, Student Health Services 322A.

Employee and Labor Relations Manager: Campus forums for the four finalists will take place July 7-14. These meetings are open to everyone and will include a presentation by the candidate on the topic: “Building Relationships Through Employee Relations” - followed by Q&A.  Live streamed at http://live.oregonstate.edu/ Monday, July 7, Wendy Tisland, 11:30 a.m., Kidder 202.

Tuesday

Board of Trustees: The OSU Board of Trustees’ Finance & Administration Committee will be holding a telephonic meeting on Tuesday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, 650 Kerr Admin. Agenda items include an update on the 2015-17 legislative operating and capital funding request submittals to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission; information sessions on financing capital investment, capital planning and the external audit RFP process; and review of the Oregon State University operating budgets for Fiscal Year 2014-15. The meeting agenda and materials have been posted to http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/agendas/fac-7-8-2014 and http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/sites/default/files/trustees/agendas-minutes/doc140708-fac.pdf

World Cup semifinals: The OSU community and public are invited to attend World Cup viewing parties July 8-9, 1 p.m. for the semifinals, and July 13, noon for the final. Held at Reser Stadium club level. Volunteers on hand to direct participants to the right location.

Wednesday

North Porch Cafe: Opening July 9, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come check out MU Retail Food Service’s newest location North Porch Cafe, an Asian fusion concept with Bánh mì Sandwiches and Asian Rice Bowls. Link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/599969840121377/

Employee and Labor Relations Manager: Campus forums for the four finalists will take place July 7-14. These meetings are open to everyone and will include a presentation by the candidate on the topic: “Building Relationships Through Employee Relations” - followed by Q&A.  Live streamed at http://live.oregonstate.edu/ Wednesday, July 9, Urmila Jhattu, 1:30 a.m., Kidder 202.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar:  Paul Jepson, Director of Integrated Plant Protection Center, OSU, will be presenting a seminar – “Multi-scale ecological and human health risk assessment for pesticides in West Africa”- at noon on Wednesday, July 9, in ALS 4001.

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.

World Cup semifinals: The OSU community and public are invited to attend World Cup viewing parties July 8-9, 1 p.m. for the semifinals, and July 13, noon for the final. Held at Reser Stadium club level. Volunteers on hand to direct participants to the right location.

CSMC Science Pub: Mark Weisloge, Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at PSU will give a talk on “Blobs in Space: Recent Results from Capillary Fluidics Research on the International Space Station” at Calapooia Brewery, Albany on July 9. Trivia starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information:  http://csmc.us/node/3269

FearNoMusic:  Portland ensemble FearNoMusic will perform 7 p.m. , July 9. FearNoMusic is a professional teaching and performing ensemble dedicated to raising awareness of great music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The performance will be held in the auditorium of Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 S.W. Research Way. Free. Donations to the OSU Chamber Music Workshop will be accepted.

Thursday

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar: Judith Zelikoff, Department of Environmental Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, will be presenting a seminar – “Alternate tobacco products: a toxicological paradigm with a twist”- at noon on Thursday, July 10, in ALS 4001.

OSU Chamber Music Workshop concerts: Thursday, July 10 and Thursday, July 17 (Student Ensembles), 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Central Park, 650 NW Monroe; Saturday, July 12 (Student Ensembles), 12 p.m. in the auditorium at Ashbrook School; Thursday, July 17 (Student Ensembles), 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Central Park; Friday, July 18 (Workshop Chamber Orchestra), 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Ashbrook School; Saturday, July 19 (Student Ensembles), noon in the auditorium at Ashbrook School. Free. Donations accepted.

Ninth annual community art show: A reception for the 9th Annual Community Art Show at the Giustina Gallery and Murdock Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center will take place July 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Light appetizers will be served. The exhibit runs July 2-31.

Friday

Director of Institutional Compliance: Wilhelmina Curtis, a candidate for the  Director of Institutional Compliance position, will hold a public forum July 11, 10 to 11 a.m., Hallie Ford Room 115.  Curtis is currently the Compliance and Ethics Liaison, Academic Medical Center and Research Organization, Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Employee and Labor Relations Manager: Campus forums for the four finalists will take place July 7-14. These meetings are open to everyone and will include a presentation by the candidate on the topic: “Building Relationships Through Employee Relations” - followed by Q&A.  Live streamed at http://live.oregonstate.edu/ Monday, July 14, Roland Hoskins, 11:30 a.m., Owen 106.

NEW! Director of Institutional Compliance: There are three candidates for the Director of Institutional Compliance position: Campus forums are scheduled below: Wilhelmina Curtis, Compliance and Ethics Liaison, Academic Medical Center and Research Organization, Rutgers University, New Jersey, July 11, 10 to 11 a.m., Hallie Ford Room 115. Clay Simmons, Deputy Director, University Compliance Services, University of Texas Austin, July 15, 10 to 11 a.m., Kidder Room 202. LeGene Quesenberry, former Provost and Exec. Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Royal University for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain, July 16, 10 to 11 a.m., Hallie Ford Room 115.

NEW! Adventure leadership Institute Class for Credit – Hiking Local Trails Class: Enjoy the local outdoors and register for PAC 22 Hiking Local Trails. This class will get you out and about in the beautiful Corvallis area to soak up sunshine and keep you active. The class runs Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 22 through Aug. 18. Sign-up through the University online registration system found here. For additional information about “Hiking Local Trails,” contact the ALI at 541-737-4254.

STEM Workshops for Educators: Offered by OSU research faculty. Free. Lunch provided. Limited funds available to support lodging costs for  participants more than 80 miles away. July 31-Aug. 1: Explorations in Nanotechnology for 6-12th Grade Educators. Aug. 11-12: Climate Change and Ocean Acidification. Aug. 14-15: Biological Motions through the Lens-An Advanced Light Microscopy Workshop. To register or for more information, email Kari van Zee, Program  Coordinator STEPs, at vanzeek@science.oregonstate.edu; 541-737-1773.

News for Employees

NEW! Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is July 18 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU 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! OSU Chemistry department offers two new online Graduate level classes: CH 582, Chemistry and Materials of Batteries and Super Capacitors.  Students will learn about the current as well as developing technologies this exciting field. CH 584, Instruments and Online Interactions in the Sciences.   This class is offered jointly with the College of Education and is intended for those planning to be teachers. Both are 3 credit classes and are offered Fall term; contact kim.thackray@oregonstate.edu for more information or check out the Fall Schedule.

MU Retail food hours: MU Retail Food Service is open during the summer and looking forward to serving you. Ava’s Café 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Bites 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Dixon Café 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; E.Cafe 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Java II 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; JavaStop 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; NorthPorch Café – (Opening July 9) 10:30  a.m. to 4 p.m.; Panda 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; ToGo’s 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.To keep up on hours for the summer head to http://mu.oregonstate.edu/memorial-union-retail-food-services

NIOSH soliciting applications: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Institutes of Health- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research (UO1) program. NIOSH is soliciting applications to conduct agricultural injury and disease research. While emphasis will be placed on proposals in the areas of forestry/logging, vulnerable populations and research to practice efforts, any application associated with occupational safety and health concerns in this work sector will be accepted. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nih-affshr. Information: Mary Phillips- mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline:July 28.

NSF CCE STEM: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation- Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) program. This program funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/ccestem. Information: Mary Phillips- mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Dec. 22.

NSF ADVANCE: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers – Institutional Transformation Catalyst (ADVANCE IT Catalyst) and Institutional Transformation (ADVANCE IT) programs. The goals of this program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-advanceitcatalyst and  http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-advanceit. Information: Mary Phillips- mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: IT Catalyst: Aug. 10, 2015. IT: Sept. 7, 2015.

Recreational Sports – Outdoor Gear Rental & Bike Shop: Planning a wilderness adventure, weekend getaway or a Corvallis stay-cation? The Adventure Leadership Institute’s Outdoor Equipment Rental Shop is prepared to support your needs. Swing by the ALI Mondays – Fridays, noon – 6 p.m. to rent gear for all of your adventure needs.

Join OSU Summer Choir: OSU Summer Choir begins rehearsals on Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at Benton Hall on the OSU campus. Rehearsals will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., also in Benton Hall. The choir will rehearse a diverse repertoire and conclude with a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 at the First United Methodist Church. Students may register for credit and community members may participate for a $25 fee. For more information go to singorange.com/summer-choir.

Jobs

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

Student Experience Learning Coordinator – College of Agricultural Sciences Administration, Office of Academic Programs invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month coordinator position.  Posting #0012572.  Closes July 7.

Web Strategist & Digital Communication Specialist –Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Web Strategist & Digital Communication Specialist, Posting #0012623. Closes July 7.

Program Technician 2 – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Program Technician 2. Posting #0012581. For full consideration apply by July 7. Closing date July 31.

INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is currently recruiting for a Learning Center Assistant Coordinator.  This position will oversee the daily operations of the Learning Center alongside the Learning Center and Testing Coordinator. This position will work with the Learning Center and Testing Coordinator, Program Managers, Academic Programs Director and INTO OSU academic management team to provide an effective and developing Learning Center for use by students and  teaching staff within the parameters of the agreed educational, commercial and recruitment targets. Please see the attached link to review the full position description and qualifications. https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12786442 Please apply by July 10.

Temporary Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 3. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, 1.0 FTE, temporary (approximately 6 months) appointment as an Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 3 in the OSU Library. Posting #0012309. Closes July 10.

Public Info Representative 2 – Nuclear Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Public Info Rep 2. Posting #0012675.  Closes July 11.

Department Head – College of Agricultural Sciences Department of Agricultural Education & General Agriculture invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, tenured administrator Department Head position.  Posting #0012500 Closes July 11.

Outreach Program Coordinator (Internal Employment Opportunity) – 4-H Youth Development in Lane County Extension Office, invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE)  Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Eugene.  Posting # 0012624. Closes July 11.

Program Representative 1–VP for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Representative 1 position. Posting #0012586 closes July 13.

INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is currently recruiting for an Academic Support Assistant Manager.  This position assists in overseeing the Academic Support unit which provides advanced service and coordination support for academic staff and students. Working under the direction of the Academic Support Manager, this position initiates and coordinates administrative assignments in support of academic operations: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12786782 Apply by July 13.

Sustainability Double Degree Program Advisor – College of Agricultural Sciences Administration, Office of Academic Programs invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month program advisor position. Posting #0012608 Closes July 13.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst, Competency Level 2 – Information Services invites applications for an Operating Systems-Network Analyst position. Posting # 0012659. Closes July 14.

Marine Technician, Faculty Research Assistant – College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Marine Technician. Posting #0012645. For full consideration apply by July 14. Closes Aug. 4.

Operating Systems/Network Analyst 2– Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, Hatfield Marine Science Center, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Network Analyst 2 position.  Posting #0012661.  Closes July 14.

Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center at OSU is seeking applicants for an Accountant 1, full-time (1.0 FTE).  Posting #0012713.  Closes July 15.

Network Operations Center Lead Engineer– Information Services invites applications for a Network Operations Center Lead Engineer position. Posting # 0012619. Closes July 17.

Staff Auditor – The OSU Office of Audit Services invites applications for a Staff Auditor position. Posting # 0012689. Closes July 18.

Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks an innovative, collaborative and service oriented leader for the position of the Head of the Library Experience and Access Department (LEAD). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month tenure-track faculty position. Posting #0012512. Closes July 18.

University Shared Services Enterprise Information Technology Manager – University Shared Services Enterprise invites applications for an Information Technology Manager position. Posting # 0012619. Closes  July 19.

Associate Dean–College of Ag Admin invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Tenured Administrative position. Posting #0012641. Full Consideration July 20. closes July 30.

Human Resources Consultant 1 - The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0012714. Closes July 21.

Accountant 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1 position for the Office of Business Affairs/ Payroll at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # 0012700. Closes July 21.

IT Web Specialist 2–The Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries (AquaFish) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  fixed-term IT Web Specialist 2 position. Posting #0012697. Closes July 21.

Night Custodian – Hatfield Marine Science Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Custodian position.  Must be available to work nights and weekends.  Posting #0012727.  Closes July 22.

Director-Student Leadership & Involvement (Internal Employment Opportunity)   – The Memorial Union invites applications for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month, Director of Student Leadership and Involvement position. Posting # 0012726. Closes July 22.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Sexual Violence Education & Prevention Coordinator/Health Educator. Posting # 0012690.  Closes July 25.

Coordinator-Student Serv 1 – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Manager of Applications, Admissions, and Recruitment for Graduate Students.  Posting #0012728.  Closes July 30.

Associate Dean-The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month,  Associate Dean position. Posting #0012641.  For full consideration please apply by July 30. Closes Aug. 11.

Administrative Assistant  - Hatfield Marine Science Center invites applications for a full-time Administrative Assistant to the Director.  Posting # 0012729.  For full consideration please apply by July 17.  Closes Aug. 17.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be opening a Veterinary Technician 3 position for the Small Animal Urgent Care/ICU Service on July 4.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0012733 no later than Aug. 22.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine – OSU invites applications for the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Posting # 0012628. Closes for full consideration Sept. 1.

Traffic and maintenance

Benton Place: As part of the Washington Way Realignment/15th Street Improvement project, the contractor will begin final grading and preparation for the base lift of paving next week. This will require the closure of Benton Place near the job site. The closure will be in effect from Tuesday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 15. Traffic will detour from Washington Way to 17th Street, and a sign will be posted on Benton Place at Jefferson Avenue.

ALS: As part of the ALS North Entrance Modifications project, the north entry/exit of ALS will be closed through July 11. Please use the west entrance/exit while construction is in progress.

Milne: As part of the Restroom ADA Upgrades project, the bathrooms in Milne will be closed through September.

Jefferson Way and Waldo Place: As part of the Student Experience Center project, from June 16 – Sept. 22, Waldo Place (from Jefferson Way to Campus Way) and Jefferson Way (from Waldo Place to 26th Street) will be closed to traffic for street improvement work.  Detour signs will be in place to route traffic down Benton to Washington Way. Also the Library loading dock will be temporarily relocated to the east side of the building at the Fire Lane.

Washington Way/ 15th: As part of the Washington Way Realignment/15th Street Improvement Project, 15th Street will be closed between Western Blvd. and the railroad tracks. Work will begin June 18 on 15th Street south of the railroad tracks to complete road, sidewalk, and utility improvements all the way south to Western Blvd.  A secondary staging area will be utilized by the contractor between 15th and 16th Streets, south of A Avenue.  15th Street from Western to the railroad will be closed effective June 18 – September.  This closure will close the intersection of A Ave and 15th. 11th Street remains the primary detour route. Sidewalks south of the railroad will remain open as long as feasible.  Some sidewalk and utility improvements will require walkway closures. Washington Way and 15th Street’s north phase is scheduled to open to all northbound and westbound traffic in August 2014.

Weather 

Corvallis: With weather so nice it makes you want to skip and dance, coming back after a three-day weekend doesn’t seem so bad. Highs will be in the low 90s until mid week, when they drop to the upper 80s. Lows in the mid 50s. Sunny all week.

Central Oregon: Sunny all week with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s, lows in the upper 50s.

Newport: For those avoiding the hot temperatures in the valley, partly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 60s will be just right. Lows in the 50s.

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

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