OSU Today

July 28-Aug. 1, 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.

What do wild animals do in a wildfire? (National Geographic)

“People look at burned areas and think they’re dead. They’re not dead. They’ve just changed,” says Patricia Kennedy, a wildlife biologist at Oregon State University in Union. “It’s a whole new habitat.”

Abrupt climate shifts in the past offer warning for future (Scientific American)

In such a case, an alignment between the North Pacific and Greenland could be something to watch out for, said Summer Praetorius, a graduate student at Oregon State University and lead author of the study. The alignment would not necessarily indicate that a new world order is on the horizon, but it might signal interesting changes.

Blue whales being struck by ships (Science Magazine)

The study began in 1993 after Bruce Mate, a cetacean biologist at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute (MMI) in Newport, developed methods for attaching satellite tags to the backs of large baleen whales. The researchers approach a whale in a rigid inflatable boat and then deploy a tag designed to implant in cetacean skin from modified crossbows or compressed air guns, aiming for an area near the animal’s dorsal fin. (see also San Francisco ChronicleYahoo News, NBC News, National Geographic)

Rockstar parking, for a price (Inside Higher Ed)

But changing any of this, Jones said, tales quite a bit of commitment. Oregon State University just moved to demand-based parking, a move it made after parking caused a deterioration in the campus’s relationship with its non-university neighbors. “That political will from the highest level was absolutely critical,” Jones, whose firm worked on the plan, said. As result, Oregon State plans this fall to charge $100 a month for permits to its high-demand lots and $20 a month for its low-demand lots.

Everyone’s freaking out about Millennials living at home. They shouldn’t (Washington Post)

A column by Richard A. Settersten, director of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and Professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

Men can be just as maternal as women, according to neuroscience (New Republic)

Oregon State University’s Sarina Saturn writes that this will one day be regarded as a landmark study. That is a little depressing—we shouldn’t need scientific research to tell us this. Yet she is right. (see also Pink News)

Why are cougars appearing all across the Portland area? Reasons could include deer, development (Oregonian)

Dana Sanchez, a wildlife extension specialist at Oregon State University, said cougars may be moving into the Portland area because of a possible increase in deer and other animals the cats prey upon.

Donors pay to test seawater for traces of Fukushima radiation (OPB)

“With the samples that we’ve taken along the West Coast, we don’t see anything of concern. We don’t expect to see anything,” Kathy Higley said. She is a professor of radiation health physics at Oregon State University.

No answers yet in honeybee die-offs (Statesman Journal)

Oregon State University also collected dead bees, to test for pests and diseases. Low levels of the varroa mite pest and the disease nosema, normal for this time of year, were found in some samples, said Ramesh Sagili, assistant professor, honey bees at Oregon State University’s Horticulture Department. (see also Oregonian)

Spotted wing drosophila (Living the Country Life)

Amy Dreves is a research and extension entomologist at Oregon State University. She says the bug is a type of fruit fly that was discovered in California in 2008. Since then, it’s spread to nearly every state.

Research tackles colony collapse (Capital Press)

The solution to a huge problem may be hiding in the minutia of labs like this one at Oregon State University, where researchers examine the period-size brains of honey bees, test their blood and grind their guts for inspection under a microscope.

OSU professor wins national fiddle championship (Gazette-Times)

Starr McMullen is an Oregon State University professor known for her research that applies microeconomics to transportation issues and for serving on the governor’s task force of economic advisers.

Three months of correspondence with the EPA (Inside Climate News)

When the EPA dismisses members of the media, it is dismissing the public—the people the agency is supposed to serve, said Michael Nelson, a professor of environmental ethics at Oregon State University. “They are charged with protecting the public good, and the public is who they ultimately answer to,” he said. “There’s no way they’re acting on behalf of the public good unless there’s transparency and communication.” (see also the Center for Public Integrity)

OSU athletes to take part in ‘Bookmobile and Beavers’ at farmer’s market (Gazette-Times)

The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is working in partnership with the BEST program at Oregon State University, and OSU student athletes will be at the Bookmobile, helping with crafts and games and reading to children. Benny Beaver will be there.

OSU gets new state police commander (Democrat-Herald)

The Oregon State Police contingent at Oregon State University is about to get a new commander. On Aug. 1, Lt. Teresa Bloom will take charge of law enforcement on campus following the transfer of Lt. Steve Mitchell to the Coos Bay Area Command, the agency announced Friday.

Bend company participates in OSU accelerator (Bend Bulletin)

Bend company Onboard Dynamics was among four startups to participate in the first Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator program, the university announced Thursday.

In the driver’s seat (Polk County Itemizer-Observer)

Independence resident Gary Dulude’s love of cars started with a toy on his birthday. “I’ve loved cars my whole life,” Dulude said. “I remember getting Hot Wheels on my fourth birthday and thinking they were so cool. That was my earliest memory of cars.” Dulude is a writer with University Marketing at Oregon State University.

Get help buying seafood straight off the boat with Oregon State Extension’s Shop at the Docks program (Oregonian)

When the crowd gathered on a bright Saturday afternoon at Port Dock 5, they came carrying ice-filled chests, cash and lots of questions. This was no typical sightseeing visit. They were here to shop – and with a guide. It’s all part of the Oregon State University Extension Service’s free Shop at the Dock program, an effort to help people take advantage of the opportunity to buy freshest food from the most local of sources.

The most famous novel ever written about Corvallis (Gazette-Times)

“A New Life” by Bernard Malamud is arguably the most famous novel written about Corvallis, written by the most famous novelist with city ties. It is celebrated in Corvallis despite the fact that its portrait of Oregon State University is a rather scathing one.

5 great places to retire without a car (The Street)

But the AARP put Corvallis among its 10 great cities for retirement largely because of its free public transportation system (11 bus routes), wealth of bike lanes and inexpensive real estate. Tack on the fact that Oregon residents pay no sales tax and you’re looking at an incredibly inexpensive option.

 Link found between autism and motor skills in very young children (Bay City Parent)

An Oregon State University researcher has found a relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in very young children.

Fish moved as E.E. Wilson pond drained (Statesman Journal)

Hans and Ahren Ramirez, a junior in the Oregon State University Fisheries and Wildlife Department who is working for Fish and Wildlife, were waiting for the return of a hatchery truck to pick up the next load of fish.

Monitoring Marine life in the Atlantic, from water and from orbit (WNPR)

When you think about researching the ocean, your mind probably doesn’t immediately jump to stuff orbiting the earth, but here’s something interesting: “A lot of people don’t realize that you can actually see marine organisms from space,” said Mike Behrenfeld, professor at Oregon State University, and one of several scientists involved in an experiment called SABOR. (see also Prairie Star, Terra Daily)

Eat leafy vegetables to reset biological clock (Fresh Plaza)

Lipoic acid, found at higher levels in organ meats and leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, may help reset and synchronise circadian rhythms or the “biological clock” found in most life forms, says a study. “This could be a breakthrough in our understanding of why lipoic acid is so important and how it functions,” said Tory Hagen, a professor at the Oregon State University in the US.

The perils of sexy Facebook photos (BBC)

Oregon State University researchers asked 118 young women to judge two nearly identical Facebook pages that hosted different profile pictures – and unsurprisingly, the page with a sexy profile picture was condemned.

Grant’s Getaways – East Lake trout are back (KGW)

Oregon State University Fishery Science students, Jamie Bowles and Bonnie Schwartz are summer interns who assist Luke with the trapping project. They check five nets daily and remove the chub for disposal.

Brothers run thousands of miles for health (KTVL)

Two brothers are running nearly 1,700 miles each, over 61 days, through 30 counties in Oregon to inspire their fellow Oregonians to live healthier. “… promote accreditation of OSU College of Public Health and also trying to promote a healthy lifestyle and nutrition and exercise,” said one of the runners, Jeremiah Godby. (see also KDRV)

UAV to buzz birds at Riverbend (News-Register)

Waste Management Inc. has decided to partner with researchers at Oregon State University to see if unmanned aerial vehicles can be used to scare away pest birds from McMinnville’s Riverbend Landfill.

Outbreaks of fungal diseases in U.S. Pacific Northwest crops (Ag Professional)

For preventative measures and related information about the outbreaks on vegetables and oilseeds, view the newly released reports on black leg, light leaf spot, and white leaf spot by plant pathologists Cindy Ocamb, Oregon State University, and du Toit, Washington State University.

OSU uses rented goats to beat back invasive plant species (Gazette-Times)

By Tuesday morning Bjorn, Wiley, Emerson, Prince and the rest of the boys had wrapped up the job and were about to load up and head back to Sherwood. The project they completed was flatlining some invasive ivy at Oregon State University outside the Crop Sciences Building. (see also Prairie Star)

Solar powered cars roll into Wichita on leg of competition (Kansas.com)

“It’s counterintuitive,” said Sami Al-Abdrabbuh, a grad student at Oregon State University. “If there’s clouds, you speed up to the sun. If there’s sun, you slow down so you can get more sun. You want to increase your exposure.” Although the vehicles are capable of reaching 100 mph, the average speed is about 50 mph, said Abhishek Raol, a driver from Oregon State. It’s not too hot inside the car, Raol said, because he’s too focused on the road.

Even in rainy Corvallis, solar panels harness sun power (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University leads the city with its use of solar power. It has three solar installations; the most recent, at Southwest 35th Street and Campus Way, went online in March. The 1,435-kilowatt array joins a 482-kilowatt project adjacent to Trysting Tree Golf Club, and a 289-kilowatt site on 53rd Street near the Benton County Fairgrounds.

The Commonwealth Games and the importance of spectacle (British Psychological Society)

Research published in the Journal of Media Psychology at the start of last year found that while supporters enjoy cheering on one person more than the other, their enjoyment is not impacted if he or she is defeated, provided the game offers plenty of excitement. Led by Colleen Bee, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Oregon State University, the study pointed to the Olympics as a good example of this behaviour, with onlookers taking pleasure from an event even if the person or individual they are rooting for is unsuccessful.

Young girls run way to self confidence (Oregonian)

The program came to Corvallis when Karen Swanger, director of Oregon State University’s youth program KidSpirit, discovered the national organization. With KidSpirit, she set up a regional chapter of GOTR.

Birds and precipitation (Science Today)

How do we know if models that estimate the effects of climate change are accurate? Test them with actual data. That’s just what Matthew Betts, of Oregon State University, and his colleagues did to see how the changing world affects bird populations in western North America.

Reser is Corvallis’ arena for the thrill of victory and… (Gazette-Times)

It’s where Oregon State University students graduate and bands practice, but to most of Beaver Nation, Reser Stadium is all about football. It’s been a gathering place for football fans since 1953, when the Beavers defeated Washington State 7-0 in the first game there.

Beet juice lowers blood pressure (Your Central Valley)

“Whether from foods or from juice, you are seeing a consistent effect of nitrates in lowering blood pressure,” says registered dietitian Norman Hord, PhD, MPH, an associate professor at College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. “It’s probably the most potent blood-pressure-lowering component of the diet.”

OSU names new dorm after first African American male graduate (Oregonian)

When Bill Tebeau showed up at Oregon State in 1943, he couldn’t get a dorm room because of the color of his skin. That didn’t stop the African-American from enrolling and graduating with a degree in chemical engineering.

Goats the go-to animal for weed reduction (Statesman Journal)

There are one or two companies in the Pacific Northwest that use goats for weed control. GOAT Power, featuring master shepherdess Briana Murphy, is the one I’m familiar with. Murphy gave a superb presentation to my seminar series class this past spring, so I was especially excited to hear that her goats would be working on an Oregon State University site.

Corvallis wooden sunglasses craze (KEZI)

Two Oregon State University students had a vision of creating more eco-friendly outdoor products, and now, they are already selling biodegradable sunglasses to customers in more than 30 countries.

Curbing teen drinking difficult in urban areas (Science Codex)

While the findings may not be what the investigators were hoping for, they reported them fully and openly, and this is good for the field,” said Brian Flay, a professor of public health and director of the Research Prevention Center at Oregon State University. “Science can advance properly only when both positive and negative findings are reported.”

Jefferson Avenue trees provide towering, shady canopy (Gazette-Times)

The magnificent canopy of London Plane sycamore trees, which nearly forms a tunnel up Southwest Jefferson Avenue, were no accident of nature. The lineup of 36 trees, which runs on both sides of Jefferson from Fifth Street to Ninth Street, with additional trees on the south side of Jefferson between Third and Fourth, represents a labor of love for two Oregon State University professors.

Should we charge more for coveted parking spaces? (Fast Coexist)

Unable or unwilling to pay to continue to build more and more spaces, and also concerned with their campus environmental footprint, schools like Oregon State University and the University of Pennsylvania are starting to introduce a pricing system called on “demand-based parking,” in which the best spots cost the most. The idea is to charge enough that people will have more incentive to use public transit or ride a bike. This fall, Oregon State will begin charging $100 a month for permits to high-demand lots.

Pantry provides sustenance for Oregon State University community (Oregonian)

When she was a child in Gervais, Alexsandra Dos Reis’ family struggled financially and needed assistance from food pantries after migrating from Brazil. As a college freshman, she found the Oregon State University food pantry.

KBREC hosts field day to celebrate 100th anniversary (Herald & News)

Come join the Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research Extension and Extension Center as it celebrates its 100th birthday with a field day Monday, July 28.

Corvallis is home to this pretty, pleasing cherry (Gazette-Times)

We can’t be sure just when the phrase “Pretty please with a cherry on the top” came into vogue, but it was after 1920, and it had a lot to do with the inventiveness of a horticulture professor by the name of Ernest H. Wiegand and food scientists at an agricultural college that’s now Oregon State University.


Wellness Workshop, Craft Your Wellness Vision:  Defining your vision is the first step to making your wellness goals a reality. Make a personal Wellness Vision Board at the OSU Craft Center on July 29 between 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Supplies provided. Free to OSU community. Learn more here: http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/wellness-workshop-craft-your-wellness-vision


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.

Beyond Cinco de Mayo: Contemporary Mexican Culture Face to Face: Open house on July 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis (corner of 9th and Madison). Meet the 30 Mexican teachers of English who are studying at INTO OSU this summer. 

Lectures and Webinars

Qualtrics, Zotero and EndNote Workshops at The Valley Library: The Summer Grad Student & Faculty Workshop Series continues with three more workshops. Learn to develop and deploy your next research survey with Qualtrics (July 29). Learn to capture, manage and cite your research sources with Zotero (July 30) and EndNote (July 31). Register to save your seat and review the full series offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops

Search Advocate sessions: More sessions of the Search Advocate full-day summer workshop have been added by popular demand! Be prepared to work with search committees on the 2014-15 Provost’s Initiative searches–or any other searches—by completing this workshop covering strategies to enhance validity, fairness, and diversity in the search process.  Instead of requiring the typical two-workshop series (totaling 10 hours), this summer we are streamlining the workshop to a single day ( 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., breakfast and lunch included).  Register at the OSU Professional Development website http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php for either July 30 or Aug. 6.    September sessions are also available before classes begin, either Sept. 22 or Sept. 25.  Questions?  Contact Anne Gillies anne.gillies@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-0865.

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! PIRE program: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)program. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-pire. Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development, mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Aug. 18.

NEW! OSP commander: Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Richard Evans Jr. announced the appointment of a new area commander at the OSP Oregon State University (OSU) campus office. Effective Aug. 1, Lieutenant Teresa Bloom takes over command of OSP operations following the transfer of Lieutenant Steve Mitchell to the OSP Coos Bay Area Command office.

NEW! Synergies newsletter: Learn what’s going on in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences by reading the latest monthly Synergies newsletter. This month’s features include what national accreditation means for students, faculty, alumni and the community, a video of two undergrads – and brothers – who are running across Oregon creating awareness around accreditation and healthy lifestyles, a video of recent grads sharing their favorite memories and offering advice to incoming students, and much more.   http://bit.ly/1tr746m

NEW! Dads and Family Weekend Events: The MUPC team has begun to coordinate events for Dads and Family weekend and wants to know if your department or organization has an event you want included on the program. Dads and Family Weekend is Nov. 7- 9. Please contact Curtis Orona (curtis.orona@oregonstate.edu) with your event name and time before Oct. 3.

UHDS Fall 2014 Opening and Early Arrival Information: UHDS Fall 2014 Move-In will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 24. OSU departments and programs that require students to arrive prior to Move-In must complete the Early Arrival Request Form by Aug. 1. Visit http://bit.ly/uhdsearlygrouparrival for further details and contact information.

Hip Hop Mini-Symposium and Festival: The College of Liberal Arts in conjunction with the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and the Popular Music Studies Program at OSU will host a one-day conference and festival on the topic of Hip Hop Music and Culture Oct. 17. The conference will bring together scholarship and performance. The keynote is hip hop performer MC Lyte. Abstracts are being accepted for paper sessions and should be no longer than 500 words for a 20-minute presentation. We are interested in the interdisciplinary aspects of hip hop culture and music. Proposals should be sent with the subject heading: “Hip Hop Symposium Abstract” to Dana Reason by Friday, Aug. 15. Acceptance notices will be posted Aug. 25. Accepted applicants must provide their own travel and lodging.

Recreational Sports Summer Half-Term Membership – Available for Purchase today:  It’s not too late to get and stay active this summer with Recreational Sports! Enjoy state-of-the-art cardio/weight equipment, group exercise classes, intramural sports/special tournaments and outdoor adventure with the Adventure Leadership Institute. A half-term membership costs only $41 (faculty/staff/affiliates/dependents) and only $34 for students (and their affiliates/dependents). Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information.

NIST collaboration: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-Department of Commerce-Community Resilience Center of Excellence Program. NIST is soliciting applications to establish a Community Resilience Center of Excellence in which NIST researchers collaborate with interdisciplinary researchers from academia and industry on development of tools and standardized methods that will enhance the disaster resilience of communities. Guidelines http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/dhs-circ. Information: Mary Phillips- mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Monday, Aug. 4.

Office of Research Development: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the Department of Homeland Security-Science &Technology Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence (CIRC) – Center Lead and Center Partner programs. The DHS, S&T Directorate is requesting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to serve as a partner institution for a Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence (CIRC). In addition, applications are being requested for an institution to serve as the center lead. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/dhs-circ. Information: Mary Phillips- mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Monday, Aug. 4.

Funding Opportunity: The OSU Venture Development Fund has announced a Request for Proposals. OSU Venture Development funding is a competitive process open to OSU faculty eligible for principal investigator (PI) status to facilitate development and commercialization of intellectual property (IP) created by OSU faculty and students. Program details including the RFP: http://oregonstate.edu/research/occd/osuventurefund; Contact Jianbo.Hu@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-2366 with any questions.


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

The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Finance Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Business Center Manager. Posting #0012788. Closes July 28.

Office Specialist 1-Mail Customer Service Rep – OSU Printing and Mailing invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Office Specialist 1 positions, Posting # 0012822. Closes July 29.

Graduate Student Coordinator, the Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Administrative Program Assistant, Posting # 0012718. Closes July 29.

Accountant 1, Arts and Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting # 0012746.  Full consideration: July 30. Closes Aug. 7.

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.

Program Representative 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Program Representative 1 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012787. Closes July 30.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Grants/Contracts Coordinator.  Posting #0012781.  Closes July 31.

Program Technician 2 – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Program Technician 2. Posting #0012581. Closes July 31.

Administrative Program Specialist –Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative Program Specialist, Posting #0012817. Closes Aug. 1.

Analyst Programmer –Enrollment Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Analyst Programmer, Posting #0012818. Closes Aug. 1.

The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) at Oregon State University invites applications for the position of Head Advisor for Biological and Environmental Engineering.  This is a 12-month, full-time position.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Posting # 0012784.  Closes Aug. 2.

Office Specialist 2 – The Department of Academic Technologies will begin review of applications in the University’s Office Specialist 2 pool for a  part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month, limited duration, Office Specialist 2 position.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0012631 no later than Aug. 3.

Analyst Programmer –Professional and Continuing Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Analyst Programmer, Posting #0012826. Closes Aug. 3.

University Housing and Dining is seeking Resident Directors (RDs) for a 52-week live-in, professional responsible for the overall administration of one or more residence halls housing 200-700 students. The Resident Director plays an integral role in implementing Oregon State University’s First Year Experience Program, helping students thrive academically, personally, and socially, and to find a connection to the institution. For more information visit this site.  Full consideration: Aug. 4.

Food Service Worker 2 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for three full-time, 10 month, Food Service Worker 2 positions.  Posting # 0012829.  Closing date is Aug 4.

Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for five full-time, 10 month, Cook 1 positions.  Posting # 0012827.  Closing date is Aug 4.

Office Specialist 2 (Internal Employment Opportunity) –Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Office Specialist 2, Posting #0012823. Closes Aug. 4.

Accountant 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1 position for the University Administration Business Center (UABC). Posting #0012824. Closes Aug. 4.

Public Info Rep 1 – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Public Info Rep 1. Posting #0012776. Apply by Aug 4.

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. Closes Aug. 4.

Coordinator – Outreach Program – Extension Services at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),  Outreach Program Coordinator position, located in Eugene, OR.  Posting # 0012759. Closes Aug. 5.

Accounting Technician, Arts and Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting # 0012837.  Full consideration Aug. 6. Closes Aug. 13.

Human Resources Consultant 2, Arts and Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 2 position. Posting # 0012846.  Closes Aug. 8.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Professor of Practice position, located in Warm Springs, OR.  Posting # 0012753. Closes Aug. 8.

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is accepting applications for an Academic Advisor, fixed-term appointment at 1.0 FTE. For full consideration applications must be received by Aug. 10. Posting # 0012863.

Education Program Assistant 1   – Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Baker City.  Posting # 0012805. Closes Aug. 10.

Outreach Program Coordinator – Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE)  Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Union County (La Grande).  Posting # 0012838. Closes Aug. 11.

Earned Value Management Coordinator, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.  Posting #0012841. For full consideration apply by Aug. 14. Closes Aug. 21.

Information Technology Systems Specialist, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.  Posting #0012810. For full consideration apply by Aug. 17.  Closes Sept. 7.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0012860. Closes Aug. 17.

Administrative Assistant  – Hatfield Marine Science Center invites applications for a full-time Administrative Assistant to the Director.  Posting # 0012729.  Closes Aug. 17.

Director of Student Services – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Director of Student Services. Posting #0012815. For full consideration apply by Aug 18. Closes Sept. 1.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hiring a Veterinary Technician 2 position for the Diagnostic Imaging Service.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0012813 no later than Aug. 24.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

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.

Staff Auditor – The OSU Office of Audit Services invites applications for a Staff Auditor position. Posting # 0012689. Closes Aug. 31.

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.

Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 15.

Traffic and maintenance

Hinsdale: Wednesday, July 30, Parking Services will be restriping the parking lot on the west side of 35th at Hinsdale Wave Lab (Lot #3371). The lot will be closed from 7 to 10 a.m.

Valley: Tuesday, July 29, Parking Services will be restriping the parking lot at Valley Football Center (#3284). The lot will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Campus Way: As part of the Student Enrichment Center (SEC) project, the intersection of Campus Way and Waldo Way  will be closed Aug. 4, starting at 7 a.m., through Aug. 8, at 5 p.m., for street reconstruction.

Sidewalk closure at Adams: As part of the Washington Way/15th Street Improvements project, the City contractor will begin performing sidewalk removal in front of Adams Hall on Friday, July 18.  This work will allow the realignment of the road and sidewalk and the installation of new sidewalk and landscaping in front of Adams Hall.  The eastern access will be closed until completion of the project in September 2014.

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.


Corvallis: “Fairest of the months! Ripe summer’s queen, The hey-day of the year, With robes that gleam with sunny sheen, Sweet August doth appear.” –  R. Combe Miller. Sunny and warm this week, with highs ranging from 88 to 95, and overnight lows in the upper 50s.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of thunderstorms all week, highs in the 90s, lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Newport: Mostly sunny all week. Highs in the upper 60s, lows in the mid 50s.

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

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