OSU Today

Aug. 11-15, 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.

From G to X: How a decade gave birth to movie ratings (CNN)

Ratings opened the door to a wider variety of films, says Jon Lewis, a film studies professor at Oregon State University and author of “Hollywood v. Hardcore: How the Struggle Over Censorship Saved the Modern Film Industry.”

New technology measures snowpack amid California drought (National Geographic)

Anne Nolin, a geosciences professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis, says the ASO program uses a “powerful combination” of technologies that is “very exciting and the first of its kind.” The methods should work well in other snow-covered watersheds, “where we just don’t have the information that we need for monitoring snow,” says Nolin, who was not involved with the team’s work but who also studies snowpacks through remote sensing.

Cyanobacteria are far from just Toledo’s problem (New York Times)

For all that microcystin may do for cyanobacteria, it does us no good at all. The molecule is absorbed by cells in the liver, where it latches onto certain proteins and brings our biochemistry to a halt. In high doses, the toxins can be fatal, but even at low doses, they may cause long-term damage. “That’s just an unfortunate byproduct,” said Tim G. Otten, a microbiologist at Oregon State University.

Where is your closest farmer’s market? (Smithsonian)

Some think that the farmers’ market boom may be leveling off. “There’s only so many markets that you can stuff into an area. So there began to be in these key urban markets a shortage of producers to sell,” Larry Lev, an economist at Oregon State University, told U.S. News. As markets become more popular, it’s harder for new ones to open because an urban business ecosystem can only support so many inhabitants. From 2013 to 2014, farmers’ market tallies only grew nationally by about 1.5 percent, compared to 3.6 percent between 2012 and 2013 and 17 percent spike seen between 2010 and 2011.

Mining the bottom of the ocean is as bad for the environment as it sounds (Vice Magazine)

Andrew Thurber, a researcher at the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, talked to me about the issue. Thurber’s review on the deep sea’s relationship to us on land and our duty to protect it was recently published in Biogeosciencesa journal of the European Geosciences Union.

How often does Cascadia fault rip? Scientists disagree (Seattle-Times)

In recent years, Oregon State University researcher Chris Goldfinger has collected dozens of additional cores, which he says show evidence of 19 quakes of magnitude 9 or greater that ripped the entire length of the subduction zone in the past 10,000 years. Goldfinger also argues that thinner layers in cores from the southern half of the fault show it generates earthquakes much more frequently.

Racial makeup of private prisons shows disparities (Science Newsline)

A disproportionate number of Hispanics are housed in private prisons across the United States, a pattern that could leave such prisons vulnerable to legal challenges, new research from Oregon State University shows. (see also Science Daily, Phys.Org)

Oregon seeks to be first state to map GMO fields (Wisconsin Gazette)

“There’s this need, a perceived need and real need in some markets, that they need zero contamination. And that is very difficult to achieve,” said Carol Mallory-Smith, professor of weed science at Oregon State University.

OSU’s new OSP station commander excited about multidisciplinary approach to law enforcement (LIFE@OSU)

Back in 2006, Oregon State police trooper Teresa Bloom began working at Oregon State University football games in Reser Stadium. She ended up in the local newspaper as she was photographed escorting one rowdy UCLA fan from the game, and extending her hand in a clear “Don’t start with me” gesture to another fan. The photo still makes her laugh. (see also Gazette-Times)

Then fall, Caesar! (Gazette-Times)

“Et tu, Brute?” One of the most oft used quotes in our lexicon from one of the most celebrated, read and performed plays in Shakespeare’s repertoire, “Et tu, Brute?” is the question asked by only the deeply betrayed. But none more so than the titular character of “Julius Caesar,” the chosen play for this year’s OSU Theatre’s Bard in the Quad, opening tonight and running through Aug. 17 in the Memorial Union Quad on the OSU campus. (see also Barometer)

OSU brothers run 1,675 miles (My Central Oregon)

Two brothers from Oregon State University are running 30 miles per day in 30 of Oregon’s 36 counties to promote healthy living. Isaiah Godby, 23, says that he and his brother Jeremiah Godby, 21, are exercise and sports science majors in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. (see also Central Oregonian)

Drought-tolerant Ore. crop shows promise for dry years (Reno Gazette-Journal)

Camelina field trials at the Oregon State University experiment station here have shown the oil seed crop could be a source of income for the region’s farmers in drought years when irrigation water is sparse. (see also Oregonian)

State task force takes on bee die-off issue (Portland Tribune)

Members heard Wednesday from Jeffrey Jenkins, a professor of environmental and molecular toxicology at Oregon State University, who described how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registers pesticides. Because of recent bee die-offs, Jenkins said, EPA is testing how specific pesticides affect honeybees. But he also said there are many unanswered questions about what their effects are — particularly about their residual toxicity after spraying — and why there are die-offs in the first place.

Banks Vet Service one of first sites in Oregon to offer cattle in vitro fertilization (Oregonian)

Charles Estill, who teaches animal reproduction at Oregon State University and has worked as a vet for nearly four decades, said that in the past, in vitro occasionally contributed to scarring, hemorrhages or infections in cattle, but said that these days the technology is much safer for cows.

Los Porteños: Build Bridges With Words (El Hispanic News)

“I was looking for community”, wrote Ana Consuelo Matiella, who produces fotonovelas for bilingual health education around the country.  “I had just moved from New Mexico where you don’t have to look so hard for Latino-focused creative support.”  Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas added, “I wanted to be part of a movement that can inspire the spark of writers/poets in the Northwest.” A trilingual (Spanish-Mixtec-English) spoken-word poet who works with Oregon State University students, he wanted “to provide the voice of an indigenous writer to the pool of local talents.”

Has Oregon’s unemployment rate been above the national average for the last 17 years? (Politifact)

We also called B. Starr McMullen, an Oregon State University economics professor, to ask how much sway any one politician might have to reverse those lines. “Not much,” McMullen said. “If we could figure out why we are consistently remaining above the national average and the problem was solvable by government policy, we would have done that a long time ago.”

Gulf still reeling from effects of BP oil spill (People’s World)

Jane Lubchenco, an Oregon State University marine biologist and director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, remarked, “The BP oil spill could have been much worse, but the caution is that we still don’t fully know the true extent of the damage. But there were likely acute impacts before the oil disappeared, and in fact, some of the oil that did come ashore continues to be suspended in the environment.”

Six major shipping companies will slow down to protect whales (Think Progress)

A recent comprehensive study using 15 years of data found that blue whales’ favorite feeding areas along the West Coast are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes. Led by researchers at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, the researchers determined that the biggest overlap between blue whales and ships occurs from July to October near the western Channel Islands off Santa Barbara.

OSU pursues rare robotics program (Wallowa County Chieftain)

Oregon State University is close to approving a graduate engineering program in robotics that would make the school a leader in the field.

Smoke clearing on pot tax bucks (Portland Tribune)

A 2013 Oregon State University estimate by Sean Crawford pegs the share of current users who would switch to a legal market at 40 percent, about 110,000 of the 260,000 who are age 21 and older. Users between 18 and 21 were excluded; they still could not possess or use marijuana legally.

Colleges start new academic programs (Inside Higher Ed)

Oregon State University is starting a master of engineering program, focused on engineering management.

Ocean sciences: Breaking icebergs blast out noise (Nature)

Researchers led by Haru Matsumoto at Oregon State University in Newport studied ocean hydrophone recordings from across the Southern Hemisphere. They found that noise levels rose throughout the southern Pacific Ocean for 1.5 years after two huge icebergs disintegrated near Antarctica between 2007 and 2009. The signal was detected even north of the equator.

Dean Pantula wins prestigious statistics award (LIFE@OSU)

College of Science Dean Sastry Pantula was awarded the American Statistical Association’s prestigious Founders Award for 2014, which recognizes members with distinguished service to the association.

OSU-Cascades closer to becoming four-year campus (KLCC)

OSU-Cascades, the Oregon State University campus in Bend, has taken another step toward becoming a four-year university. Currently, it offers only upper division courses.  Some 46 acres could be added to the campus following a tentative approval given to the purchase of a former pumice mine.

Mother nature may need help to pollinate (Polk County Itemizer-Observer)

Sometimes pollinators are in short supply, and Mother Nature may need help. “This may be a particular problem when the weather is cool and wet,” said Jim Myers, vegetable breeder at Oregon State University.

Walk With Ease’ class offered for people with chronic arthritis (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State University Extension Service is offering a six-week “Walk with Ease” class for people who have arthritis and other chronic ailments.

Enjoy summer’s healthy bounty (Statesman Journal)

Blackberry seeds, skins, and fruit provide several antioxidants from the anthocyanin family including quercetin which has anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, Oregon State University researchers found high levels of gallic acid, ellagic acid which proved to have antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Music, charm are hallmarks of Benton Hall (Gazette-Times)

People passing Oregon State University’s oldest building, Benton Hall, often will hear music floating down from the windows of its upstairs practice rooms; the building on lower campus has housed the Music Department since 1916.

Sugarbeet growers deal with glyphosate-resistant kochia (Sugar Producer)

OSU weed scientist Joel Felix alerted growers Aug. 4 that tests performed by Colorado State University scientists confirmed glyphosate resistance in kochia weeds found in two sugarbeet fields in Eastern Oregon.

Horse treated at OSU tests negative for EHV-1 (Horse.com)

A horse that was treated at Oregon State University’s Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital for equine herpesvirus (EHV) type 4 is improving and was expected to be discharged on Aug. 5. The horse tested negative for all forms of EHV-1, including the neurologic strain.

Potato industry keys in on mop-top (Capital Press)

About five years ago, Oregon State University plant pathologist Phil Hamm collected soil samples from potato fields in several states, testing for both scab and mop-top. He found positive samples in a half dozen states in which the disease hadn’t previously been confirmed.

OSU faculty members named AGU Fellows (Gazette-Times)

Three Oregon State University faculty members have been named 2014 fellows of the American Geophysical Union.

Santiam agriculture going full tilt (Statesman Journal)

ODA data also showed three Eastern Oregon counties following Marion successively, while 25 of Oregon’s 36 counties reported an increase in agricultural sales in 2012, according to statistics compiled by Oregon State University.

West Nile confirmed in mosquitoes trapped in Keating Valley (Baker City Herald)

Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Corvallis confirmed the positive mosquito pools, Matt Hutchinson, manager of the Baker Valley Vector Control District, announced in a press release. (see also KTVL)


Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 S.W. 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. 


Bard in the Quad: ” Julius Caesar.” Performances run Aug. 14-17 at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Union Quad. This is an outdoor performance and no seating is provided. Patrons are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs and/or blankets. No one will be seated prior to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for OSU students. Tickets are available for online purchases now at bardinthequad.org or call the OSU Theatre box office.


Farewell Reception for Eric Alexander: After 9 years of service at OSU, Eric Alexander, Director of Student Leadership & Involvement, will be moving on to his next adventure as the Director of the Viking Union at Western Washington University. Please join us in wishing him well on Friday, Aug. 15, 1-3 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. Refreshments will be available.

Watercolor reception: A reception will be held Aug. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for the August Watercolor Show in the Giustina Gallery and Murdock Gallery inside the LaSells Stewart Center. Light appetizers and wine will be served. The exhibit is comprised of works from the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Studio Labadie, and regional artists. The exhibit runs Aug. 4-29.


OSUsed Store Saturday Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its monthly Saturday public sale Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon at 644 S.W. 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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! ChickTech show: The public is invited to attend a show on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Kelley Engineering Center where participants of ChickTech, a high school girls’ computing and technical workshop, will be displaying projects they’ve built. The show takes place from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.  Some spots are still open for participation in the event. More information and registration can be found online at http://chicktech.org/

Parcella Provence retirement: Please join the Memorial Union Organization in thanking Parcella Provence for 29+ years of service to OSU. A retirement reception will be held for Parcella on Aug. 22, 2-3:30 p.m. in the MU Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.

New Employee Welcome Breakfast: The sixth annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast hosted by Provost Sabah Randhawa will be held on University Day, Thursday, Sept. 18, at 8:30 a.m., in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. All employees who have joined or will join the University between September 2013 and September 2014 will be invited to accompany President Ray, Provost Randhawa and other OSU colleagues for breakfast and conversation. Registration by Sept. 12 is required, please visit https://conferences.bus.oregonstate.edu/Conference/new-employee-breakfast/registration. Questions? Please call the Office of the Provost at 541.737.2111.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Digital Humanities and Data Management Workshops at The Valley Library: The Summer Grad Student & Faculty Workshop Series wraps up with several opportunities. Explore the possibilities of Digital Humanities for Teaching and Research with a 3-part workshop, Aug. 18. For those writing a grant proposal or starting on a new data collection project, get a jump start on your data management plan with the Intro to Data Management Workshop Aug. 19. Register to save your seat at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! OSU-Cascades Science Pub: OSU – Cascades continues its Science Pub offerings with a presentation by OSU-Cascades alumnus and OSU doctoral candidate, Tim Putman.  Putman, a biomedical researcher in OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will present “Genome Sequencing, Bioinformatics and Chlamydia: Decoding a Pathogen of Ill Repute” on Tuesday, Aug. 19 in Father Luke’s Room at McMenamins in Bend. Science Pubs take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Science Pubs are free to community members, but reservations are required.  Space is limited to 100 guests.   To register, visit http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs and rsvp by 5 p.m. the day prior.

NEW! Summer research seminar: Bimal Roy, director of the Indian Statistical Institute, will speak on, “Software Reliability from Crowd-Sourced Software Testing,” Friday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m., in Owen Hall 106.

NEW! Recipe to Market, Business planning, Legality and Financing Course: Victor Willis and Oregon State’s Professional and Continuing Education team up to teach students in they month-long online course about legality and methods of financing food based businesses. The course will begin Sept. 1 and run through the month. Please click here to register.

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 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.

News for Employees

NEW! Shortened Hours: Printing and Mailing Service’s Cascade Hall and Xpress Stop locations will close at 1 p.m. on Friday Aug. 22  for a major software upgrade.  Contact Kiara Goldtrap (Kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu) with any questions.

NEW! Community newsletter: The first edition of the Corvallis Community Relations Newsletter for Summer 2014 is now available at http://oregonstate.edu/deanofstudents/corvallistowngown/ccr-newsletter-summer2014

NEW! Dean Pantula receives ASA’s prestigious statistics award: College of Science Dean Sastry Pantula was awarded the American Statistical Association’s prestigious Founders Award for 2014, which recognizes members with distinguished service to the association. The honor is presented annually to ASA members who have rendered distinguished and long-term service to the association. The awards were presented at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston Aug. 5. ASA is the nation’s preeminent professional statistical society.

EW! Volunteer with OSU Move-in:  The Fall 2014 Move-in Days are Sept. 21, 23, and 24. There are two ways to volunteer (register by Sept. 2).  Volunteering as an individual:  http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ehONjj8V1MMesD3.  Volunteering as a group or organization : http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6yAVqeNyPKNbLUN.

UHDS Fall Move-in Promotion Opportunities for OSU-affiliated departments, student groups, and organizations: UHDS has revised our move-in promotional offerings this year to reflect OSU’s Strategic Goals of Healthy People, Healthy Economy and Healthy Planet. To participate this year your organization must follow the procedure listed under the “Fall 2014 Move-In Promotion” heading at http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/marketing-and-promotion-uhds-facilities.  Please contact dave.warneking@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

Recreational Sports Summer Shutdown 2014: RecSports is busy gearing up for Summer Shutdown 2014. This annual event occurs in late August where our team of students and staff members work diligently to improve and care for your facilities. Rather than interrupt students and member throughout the academic year, we have identified the lowest-use time within Recreational Sports in the summer to accomplish our work. Steven’s Natatorium will be closed from Aug. 11 – Sept. 1, and Dixon Recreation Center will close for maintenance Aug. 18 – Sept. 1. We do our best to ensure you can keep up your health and fitness routine during Shutdown, so click here to learn about alternative ways to stay active during Summer Shutdown 2014! Questions? Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator.

Student volunteer opportunity: Students – Volunteer for Fall International Student Orientation: We need volunteers to help new International Students adjust to campus the week of Sept. 22-26. Please sign up here to volunteer

Participate in International Student Orientation: OSU community – Show off your department or student organization at a table during International Student Orientation on Sept. 22. Sign up here

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.

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.


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

The Oregon State University Foundation is recruiting for an accomplished Research Analyst.  If you are interested in advancing your career in an organization that is making a difference, please complete the Foundation’s job application, and send it with your cover letter and resume to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator, OSU Foundation.

Pathway Program Associate Manager (Internal) – INTO- OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Pathway Program Associate Manager position. Posting #0012866. Closes Aug. 11.  This is an internal position.

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

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.

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

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

Equal Opportunity Coordinator – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Equal Opportunity Coordinator position. Posting # 0012877. Closes for full consideration Aug 13.

Faculty Research Assistant-Research Engineer or Research Associate (Post Doc) – Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) / Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME), OSU-Cascades ESE invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month FRA-Research Engineer or RA (Post Doc) position, located in Bend, OR.  Posting #0012887. Full consideration Aug. 15.  Closes Aug. 31.

The Department of Academic Services/ Student Athletics invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Academic Counselor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. Posting #0012919. Closes Aug. 15.

Research Engineer –OSU Cascades Campus in Bend, OR invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Research Engineer, Posting #0012887. Closes Aug. 15 for full consideration.

The Materials Synthesis and Characterization (MaSC) facility on the Oregon State University campus is advertising for an Instrument Technician 2 to provide technical support in materials research labs.  MaSC faculty and staff provide deep experience in thin-film deposition, device fabrication, and materials analysis, serving as a hub for materials and device development on the OSU campus and for external users. Work will be carried out in numerous labs and shops throughout the College of Engineering and the College of Science at OSU, including a cleanroom environment. Posting #0012830. Closes Aug. 15

CAMP Outreach & Recruiter – Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, CAMP Outreach & Recruiter position. Posting #0012873. Closes Aug. 15.

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.

Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for five full-time, 10-month, Cook 1 positions.  Posting # 0012827.  Closing date has been extended to Aug 18.

Cashier 2. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Cashier 2 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012864. Closes Aug. 18.

Program Representative 1. This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Program Representative 1 positions for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012865. Closes Aug. 18.

Payroll Technician. This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 30 hours per week) Payroll Technician position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012840. Closes Aug. 18.

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.

Assistant Registrar –Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Registrar, Posting #0012888. Closes Aug. 22.

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

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.

Master Gardener Coordinator: Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a part-time, 0.75 FTE, fixed-term, Master Gardener Coordinator in Jackson County.  This position is responsible for the local urban educational programs and materials in horticulture as well as providing leadership and direction for the over 450 Master Gardener volunteers in Jackson County. Posting #0012904. Closes Aug. 27.

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 #0012870. Closes Aug. 30.

Senior Learning and Engagement Associate – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Senior Learning and Engagement Associate position. Posting # 0012896. Closes Aug 31.

Public Information Representative 2 – University Marketing invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Public Information Representative 2 position. Posting # 0012875. Closes Aug. 31.

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.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Forest Regeneration. This position has two components: a 12-month, 0.75 FTE tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor appointment and a 12-month, 0.25 FTE appointment as Director of the Vegetation Management Research Cooperative. Posting #0012861.  For full consideration, apply by Sept. 12. Closes Oct. 31.

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

Jefferson Street: Jefferson Street between Sackett & 26th  will be closed Aug. 11-18 for paving.

Jefferson Way: Jefferson Way will be closed between 30th and  Sackett Place from 7 a.m. Aug. 18 through 7 a.m., Aug. 25.

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: It’s going to be a weird week, weather-wise. Monday the high will reach 94 with showers, hail and thunderstorms likely. The rest of the week storms linger, with highs ranging from the 80s to mid 70s, and lows in the 50s.  Clearing by the weekend.

Central Oregon: Thunderstorms possible all week, with highs starting in the 90s and dipping down to the 70s midweek, lows lingering in the mid 50s. Clearing by the weekend.

Newport: Chance of showers and thunderstorms all week. Highs in the mid 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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