OSU Today

Aug. 25-29, 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.

The hunger crisis in America’s universities (MSNBC)

“About a year and a half ago I’d been getting so many of those inquiries that I started to think and about about the idea of some kind of association,” said Smith-Tyge. He ended up connecting with Clare Cady, Human Resource Center coordinator and food pantry administrator for the Oregon State University. Together, Cady and Smith-Tyge founded the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA) in March 2013.

The new face of 60: Boomers’ secrets to happiness, staying healthy (TODAY Show)

“First, let’s say 60 isn’t old,” says 60-year-old Dr. Carolyn Aldwin, director of Oregon State University’s Center for Healthy Aging Research. “And, second, there are many sources of happiness for people later in life, especially if they are healthy; and we are, for the most part, staying healthy longer because we learned about lifestyle and its effects on health.”

Conservation, or curation? (New York Times)

An op-ed by OSU environmental ethicist Michael Paul Nelson.

Scrappy Oregon startup to test its wave-energy device this summer (KATU)

M3 Wave LLC’s CEO, Mike Morrow, plans to deploy a unique wave-energy device off the coast of Oregon on or around Aug. 28, weather permitting. He and co-founder Mike Delos-Reyes invented it while students at Oregon State University in the early 1990s.

Geckos rely on feet hair, not insurance (New York Times)

Geckos manipulate the hairs on the bottom of their feet to be sticky or not, allowing them to run on almost any surface, Oregon State University researchers say in The Journal of Applied Physics. The branched hairs, or seta, can unstick from walls and ceilings in an instant.

Chai Baker’s collapse: Doctors optimistic that Oregon State Beavers guard will recover fully (Oregonian)

Though it may take “a day or two” to learn what caused Chai Baker to collapse during a men’s basketball workout Tuesday morning, a Oregon State University spokesman told The Oregonian early Wednesday evening that doctors are “optimistic” that the freshman guard will fully recover. (see also OPB)

Tracing Irish Great Hunger potato blight to Mexico will save billions (Irish Central)

Researchers from Oregon State University, the USDA Agricultural Research Service and five other institutions carried out genetic analyses. They found that the pathogen in question, Phytophthora infestans, hails from Toluca Valley in central Mexico and not the Andes as previously believed.

OSU expert: Legal marijuana’s fiscal impact hazy (KTVZ)

The economic impact of legalizing marijuana in Oregon is difficult to estimate because the potential market will depend in large part on what kind of policies would be adopted if a proposed ballot measure passes in November, according to an Oregon State University sociologist who studies the issue. (see also KVALHemp News, Marijuana Business Daily, KLCC)

‘It is a remarkable success story’ (KOMO News)

“It is a remarkable success story,” said Dan Roby, a professor of wildlife ecology at Oregon State University, who helped establish the new breeding colony. “The lessons that we learned in Oregon through luring Caspian terns to new breeding colonies away from the Columbia River translated quite well to the Chinese crested terns.” (see also KVAL)

Long-term OSU-Cascades funding may be delayed (Bend Bulletin)

As OSU-Cascades battles a legal challenge to break ground on the first phase of its planned four-year campus, funding for later development may be in danger of being delayed.

Hold those horses: No barrel racing at the Oregon State Fair (OPB)

“When the horses are traveling at a high rate of speed and they have to change direction, there really can’t be any risk of the horse slipping or falling or rolling over on the young person or anything like that,” said Rodger Rennekamp, who oversees the state’s 4-H program, which is part of Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

Starvation caused bee deaths, expert says (Capital Press)

In addition, follow-up examination at Oregon State University found “average” levels of varroa mites and nosema disease in the dead bees. The findings did not provide any evidence to explain the deaths, according to an agriculture department news release. (see also Portland Tribune)

Sunlight to blame for CO2 release in Arctic permafrost, not microbes (Science 2.0)

“Arctic permafrost contains about half of all the organic carbon trapped in soil on the entire Earth – and equals an amount twice of that in the atmosphere,” said Byron Crump, an Oregon State University microbial ecologist and co-author on the study. “This represents a major change in thinking about how the carbon cycle works in the Arctic. (see also Tech TimesSummit County Citizen’s News)

Wolves cooperate but dogs submit, study suggests (Science)

Monique Udell, an animal behaviorist at Oregon State University, Corvallis, says her own study of dog and wolf behavior, also presented at the meeting, supports Range’s contention that dogs are waiting for orders. To find out if dogs are “independent problem solvers,” she presented 20 adult dogs (10 pets and 10 from shelters) with sealed containers of summer sausage. (see also Discovery News)

LilyPad, the solar powered water cleanup device, gets more funding (Portland Tribune)

Beaverton, Ore. startup Puralytics has been working with Oregon State University researchers for the past year on small-scale testing of the “LilyPad” technology in campus lab spaces affiliated with OSU’s Institute for Water and Watersheds.

Making better digital maps in an era of standardization (CityLab)

Dr. Jenny is an assistant professor in cartography and geovisualization in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Some of his research is in colored-terrain shading (which uses color to show dimension) and terrain modulation (which helps resize cartographic features depending on the needs of the map). Terrain Bender, his modulating software, is available for free online.

Growing the tech scene in Bend (Bend Bulletin)

Once the new Oregon State University-Cascades Campus is in place, he said, Bend will start to build a pool of available talent it can draw from without having to import from major metros such as Portland, Seattle and the Bay Area.

High school students get the veterinary experience (Gazette-Times)

High school students who are considering a career in veterinary medicine got a glimpse at what being a vet is like during this week’s Oregon State University’s Summer Veterinary Experience for high school juniors and seniors.

Business tour looks at area economy (Register-Guard)

Some examples of promising industries that are natural fits for Oregon include value-added agriculture, e-commerce — especially in rural communities — and nano­technology, which he called “the science of small stuff,” noting that both Oregon State University and the UO are leaders in this field.

Study of marine life near Newport shows no red flags for toxicity (News-Times)

Oregon State University scientists have examined a variety of coastal marine species near Newport for concentrations of heavy metals and organic pollutants and found only trace amounts with no bioaccumulation of significant concern.

A hairy trick: Why geckos can walk on walls (ECOS Magazine)

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a model that explains how geckos, as well as spiders and some insects, can run up and down walls, cling to ceilings, and seemingly defy gravity.

Benny Beaver set to entertain at 2014 fair (Lake County Examiner)

Benny Beaver will be showing his trademark buckteeth and flat tail at the Lake County fair this year. The OSU mascot will be trotting about the fair- grounds on Saturday’s 4-H and FFA’s family day for free photo opportunities and other events. He will be assisting in facilitating a tug-of-war on the pavilion at 4:30 p.m. presented by the Lake County Mentor program. He will also be present in the 4-H and FFA sale where livestock buyers can see all the kids together. If you are able to stop by the OSU booth near the 4-H office at other times, he will be handing out OSU swag for any fair-goers.

Fitness events celebrate OSU health college (Hood River News)

Oregon State University Extension is celebrating the new accreditation of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences with two days of healthy activities in the Gorge.

OSU to run pharmacy at Community Health Centers (KMTR)

The Community Health Centers and the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy have launched pharmacy services at Community Health Centers.

Stink bugs wreak havoc on Willamette Valley crops (Northwest Cable News)

Peter Shearer is an entomology professor at Oregon State University and an expert on the brown marmorated stink bug. He says if not controlled, this pest can damage everything from berries to wine grapes and even hazelnut crops. (see also KGW)

Majority of Oregon high school seniors unprepared for college (OPB)

Rising high school seniors, take note: Oregon State University applicants must score at least a 20 on the ACT for admission and the University of Oregon doesn’t require prospective students to take the ACT if they graduate high school with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation award OSU grant to help boost U.S. manufacturing (Albany Tribune)

Oregon State University has been chosen for one of the first seven grants from the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund created by Walmart and The Walmart Foundation to help accelerate manufacturing in the United States.

Oregon State hires an outreach coordinator for cereal grain varieties (Capital Press)

When grain seed dealers and growers begin talking varieties, they’ll quickly discover Oregon State University’s Hannah Kammeyer speaks their language.

A new study by Harvard University’s School of Public Health adds science to summer’s national “Eat a Peach” Day (SPi News)

These findings further amplify the important role peaches play as a part of a healthy diet. A recent multi-year study conducted by Oregon State University (OSU) and the Linus Pauling Institute, concluded that California canned peaches are nutritionally equivalent to their fresh counterparts, and that some nutrients increase thanks to the canning process.

Exercise should never be used as a punishment (Tennessean)

According to Brad Cardinal, professor of exercise psychology at Oregon State University, many adults try to avoid regular physical activity due to their earlier unpleasant exposure to exercise as punishment, usually as students in PE class or on sports teams.

Organic and conventional dairies show few differences in cow health and milk (Grain Net)

Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the United States show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University researchers and their collaborators. (see also Portland Tribune, Dairy Herd)

Wine byproduct adds fiber, polyphenols to baked goods (Food Product Design)

During the study, Oregon State University researchers substituted wheat flour for pinot noir WGP in bread, brownies and muffins, and evaluated the finished products for total phenolic content, total dietary fiber and physicochemical and sensory properties. A 5-percent, 10-percent or 15-percent pomace replacement of flour for pinot noir WGP was used.

City manager Patterson says he left city in good shape (Gazette-Times)

Friday was Jim Patterson’s final day as Corvallis city manager. Patterson, 52, starts a new position Monday as an athletics fundraiser with the Oregon State University Foundation. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to elevate finance director Nancy Brewer to the city’s top administrative post on an interim basis that cannot exceed six months.

Latest PERS figures contain good news (Statesman Journal)

A nice bit of news came out of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System recently. The system has cut its unfunded liability to about $8.5 billion. That may not sound good, but it’s about half of what it was a few years ago.

Pest management advice from OSU experts: spray with water, shake (Oregonian)

The least toxic and effective methods are always considered first, according to Oregon State University researchers Andy Hulting, a weed control specialist, and Gail Langellotto, an entomologist.

Hot, dry spring cuts into wheat harvest (East Oregonian)

Of course, 2013 was a below average year itself, said Don Wysocki, extension soil scientist with Oregon State University in Pendleton. That left little moisture in the soil to begin with for dryland fields, and pretty much started this year’s crop on a deficit.

What can bananas do for you? (Healthline)

Manganese is one of the less glamorous minerals on the nutrition label of mineral supplements. Usually listed way down at the bottom, it’s no wonder we tend to forget that we need it. According to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, bananas are one of the best sources of manganese.

Do you deadhead? Pinching off for personal taste or plant health? (Oregonian)

Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers such as roses and highly modified annuals, such as marigolds, to keep them blooming, said Heather Stoven, a horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

A serious joke (The Entertainer)

Stafford’s unadorned style is deceptively simple, said Karen Holmberg, associate professor of English and creative writing at Oregon State University. “As a writer, he tried not to over-think,” Holmberg said. “He woke up at four in the morning and wrote when he was barely in his right mind; he said ‘intention endangers creation.’”

Eat leafy vegetables to reset biological clock (Fresh Plaza)

“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, said the study appeared in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.

Growers try to prevent, prepare for harsher irrigation regulations (The Grower)

In the meantime, growers have rallied around the research efforts of Clint Shock, director of the Oregon State University Malheur County Experiment Station.

Cattlemen foot the bill for water study (The Dalles Chronicle)

The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association has partnered with Oregon State University to conduct a five to 10-year study that will increase understanding about water-related issues in arid and semiarid river systems.

Academics weigh in on key advantages of natural lawn (Arizona Republic)

Clint Mattox of Oregon State University notes, “Lawns are often unjustly thought to need a great deal of water and pesticides just to survive.” Most survey participants indicated that consumers tend to over water and fertilize their lawns. Lawns need a thorough watering just once or twice a week. Depending on their variety and the climate, lawns may need fertilization only once a year. Confirm fertilizer schedules with a turf expert at a local garden store.

A healthy dose of fun at Campeones de salud! (Gazette-Times)

Rivera, a junior at Oregon State University in nutrition and dietetics, said the event draws around 2,000 people over three days.

More than a predator: Study finds that invasive lionfish are ‘terminators’ (KVAL)

The finding of behavior that was called “alarming” was presented today by Kurt Ingeman, a researcher from Oregon State University, at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America.

What’s for dinner: Heirloom tomatoes (Daily KOS)

I saved this for last because it’s my favorite. I love everything about this tomato. It was bred at Oregon State University for its high level of anthocyanins, which are thought to have antioxidant properties. It’s also gorgeous, with indigo shoulders fading to deep orange heels. They grow in bunches like grapes.

Amtrak offers discounted tickets to Eugene on Duck game days (Statesman Journal)

And for Oregon State University Beaver fans who might be feeling a little left out, not to worry — there’s talks of a similar deal headed your way.


CSPAN: Professor Marisa Chappell’s class (Civil Rights & the “War on Poverty”) debuts Aug. 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET on C-SPAN 3 American History TV. Chappell discusses the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and the anti-poverty and entitlement programs that were part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” She also details the societal attitudes toward impoverished minorities at the time, focusing on the challenges faced by single mothers.


Dissertation defense:  Matthew Schwarzkopf, PhD candidate in Wood Science and Materials Science will defend his dissertation entitled, “Characterization of Load Transfer in Wood-Based Composites”.  The defense will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 107.

Watercolor Wellness Wednesday: Come explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Aug 27,11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students on a drop-in basis in Snell 149. 

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.


Board of Trustees: The Executive and Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees of Oregon State University will meet on Thursday, Aug. 28,10 a.m. to noon, 650 Kerr Admin. Agenda items include review and approval of the Office of Audit Services’ internal audit charter and organization structure, FY14 presidential compensation, FY15 presidential performance assessment process, and proposed resolution delegating authority to the university. Meeting materials for this and other meetings will be posted at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings.

SEIU Local 503 Sub-Local083 BBQ: Sub-Local 083 is having a barbeque at the southwest corner of the Weatherford Hall grounds on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., to socialize with the university community.  Please join us for food, beverages, snacks and conversation.  

Upcoming Events

NEW! Roads Scholar Tour: Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Roads Scholar Engagement Tour, hosted by the Division of University Outreach and Engagement. This year’s tour will take place Sept. 15 & 16 with stops in Woodburn, Wilsonville, Hood River (overnight) and Turner. The tour is ideal for new OSU faculty members (hired within the past three years) and/or faculty who want to expand their knowledge of local engagement possibilities to gain an understanding of Oregon State’s land grant mission and opportunities for community engagement. Register online by Sept. 1 at outreach.oregonstate.edu/tour

Georgetown University Energy Prize: Corvallis is now a quarterfinalist for a $5 million prize rewarding the small U.S. city with the largest reduction in metered residential electricity and natural gas. Learn on Sep.17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Corvallis Library meeting room what we as the OSU community can do to help secure the winning spot and see more about the competition.

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

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.

NPMR and HyperNiche Workshop: Learn how to analyze data with complex interactions using Non-parametric Multiplicative Regression (NPMR) and the HyperNiche software package. A two-day workshop will be offered at OSU on Sept 12 and Sept 18. Information on the workshop can be found here: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~lintzh/NPMRworkshop.html. E-mail Heather Lintz to register for the workshop: hlintz@coas.oregonstate.edu

News for Employees

NEW! OSU parking permits: Zonal parking permits for Oregon State’s new campus parking system will go on sale at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.  Parking permits will be able to be purchased based on your parking permit purchasing history since 2008. You can look up the date in September that you will be eligible to purchase a parking permit at https://my.parking.oregonstate.edu To purchase a permit, simply know the license plate number, make, color and body type of the vehicles you plan to purchase a permit for. You have the option of either paying with a credit card, or for A and B  Zone permits, paying over nine months through payroll deduction.  To purchase a parking permit on or after your initial sales date, please visit http://parking.oregonstate.edu/purchase-permit.  For additional information, please visit the OSU Parking Services website at http://parking.oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Valley Library: The Valley Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 15 for staff in-service and training.  Normal operations will resume on Sept. 16.

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

Search advocate workshop hits the road:  Regional sessions of the Search Advocate full-day workshop are now available – Sept. 5 in Aurora (NWREC), Sept. 11 in Newport, and Oct. 13 in Hermiston (HAREC). Register at the OSU Professional Development website http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=39 to complete the training in a streamlined single day version ( 8 am to 5 pm, breakfast/lunch/snack included); or select the standard 2-session workshop series available at the Cascades campus in Bend on Oct. 10 and 17, or in Corvallis during September/October.  Questions?  Contact Anne Gillies by email at anne.gillies@oregonstate.edu or by phone at 541-737-0865.

Clay Torset retirement: Clay Torset, Head Advisor for the College of Forestry, is retiring at the end of August after 30+ years at OSU. Please join us in wishing him the best as he heads to his new home in Hawaii! Just to make sure he doesn’t forget Oregon we are putting together a basket of Oregon goodies for him…local wine, jelly, etc… and/or taking donations for a retirement gift. There are cards for everyone to sign as well. The cards and basket to leave gifts/donations are with Amanda Landis in the FES Office, RH 321.

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.

Rec Sports Annual, 9-Month & Fall Sales Begin September 2: Dixon Recreation Center will reopen on Sept. 2 and additionally, annual, 9-month and fall term memberships and lockers will be available for purchase (and renewal)! Payroll deduction will again be available for annual and 9-month memberships/lockers. Visit us in Dixon on Sept. 2, or contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information.


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.

Education Program Assistant 2   – Clackamas County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.70 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Oregon City.  Posting # 0012924. Closes Aug. 25.

Accountant 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012929. Closes Aug. 26.

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.

Interim School Head EECS –  College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Interim School Head for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting #0012946. Close date Aug. 29.

Government Relations Coordinator: The Government Relations Office at OSU is seeking a full-time coordinator to support and coordinate OSU’s work with elected and appointed local, state and federal government officials. Posting #0012921. For full consideration, apply by Aug. 29. Closes Sept. 5.

The OSU Alumni Association is recruiting for a facilities supervisor for the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: osualum@oregonstate.edu or OSU Alumni Association, 204 CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis OR 97331 by Aug. 29. View position description at www.osualum.com

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.

Consultant – Student Advisor – Student Leadership & Involvement invites applicants for a full–time (1.0 FTE), 9+1 month, fixed term Consultant – Student Advisor position for the Student Events and Activities Community and Cultural Food Program.  Posting #0012948.   Closes, Aug 31.

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.

Fiscal Coordinator 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Fiscal Coordinator 1 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0012944. Closes Sept. 1.

The Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a Human Resources Consultant 1. This is a 1.00FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position.  Posting #0012927.  Closes Sept. 1.

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 University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Human Resources Technician position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Business Center Manager. Posting #0012971. Closes Sept. 3.

Administrative Program Assistant   – Extension Services at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE)  Administrative Program Assistant position.  Posting # 0012933. Closes Sept. 4.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accountant 1.  Posting #0012952.  Closes Sept. 6.

Information Technology Systems Specialist, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.  Posting #0012810. Closes Sept. 7.

Office Specialist 2 – The Academic Success Center invites applications for a 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE) Office Specialist 2 for the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support. Posting #0012969. Closes Sept. 8.

VP for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, IRB Coordinator position. Posting #0012920. Closes Sept. 10.

Business Intelligence Analyst – Office of Budget and Fiscal Planning invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Business Intelligence Analyst position. Posting #0012923. Closes Sept. 12.

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.

Bioacoustic Software Developer, Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, HMSC, Newport; responsible for software development for detection and localization of marine organisms and for other programming in support of funded projects. Posting #0012954. Closes Sept. 15.

The Department of Public Safety at Oregon State University is seeking applicants for one Public Safety Officer.  This is a permanent full time position. Posting # 0012975.  Closes is Sept. 16.

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Administrative Support Coordinator position.  Reappointment is at the discretion of the Special Assistant to the Provost. Posting #0012973. Closes Sept. 19.

Academic Advisor – International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) invites applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position. Posting #0012965. Closes Sept. 19.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Equity Associate position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0012982. Closes Sept. 20.

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

Football game: The first OSU Beaver home football game takes place Saturday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. at Reser Stadium, vs. Portland State. Attendees should pay attention to traffic reroutes and parking signage due to construction on campus.

30th Street: 30th street between the Oak Creek Bridge and the southern entrance to the Reser parking lot will be closed starting at 7 a.m., Monday, Aug. 25, to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26.  This closure will allow for street paving related to the Samaritan Sports Medicine Facility.

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: Summer’s not ready to give up quite yet. Sunny all week, highs starting out in the mid 90s, lowering to the upper 80s by the end of the week. Lows in the upper 50s.

Central Oregon: Sunny all week, highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s, lows in the 50s to low 60s.

Newport: Foggy and cloudy at the beach all week, with highs in the mid to upper 60s and 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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