OSU Today

Sept. 2-5, 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.

Small U.S. cities prove to be a big draw for foreign students (Wall Street Journal)

Small cities are among the biggest beneficiaries of a wave of foreign students studying at U.S. universities, according to a Brookings Institution study. Ithaca, N.Y.; Corvallis, Ore.; and Jonesboro, Ark., have among the highest concentrations of foreign students in the country, Neil G. Ruiz, senior policy analyst with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, finds in a new story of the nation’s F-1 visa program. Corvallis, home to Oregon State University, is fourth with 62.6 students per thousand. It also had the fastest-growing population of foreign students between 2008 and 2012, according to Mr. Ruiz. (see also Statesman Journal)

Oregon State, Reed are Oregon’s best colleges, Washington Monthly says (Oregonian)

Oregon State University’s is Oregon’s best big research university, ranking No. 78 nationally, according to rankings of colleges by Washington Monthly that the magazine claims is “aren’t ridiculous” like many other rankings.

Signs of sea-star recovery in Californian but not in NW (Seattle Times)

Researchers in Oregon have also only seen small numbers of resurgence. “We have some of that in two, three of our sites. It hasn’t been a widespread thing that we’ve seen in the Humboldt (Calif.) region,” said Bruce Menge, a professor of marine biology at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Everyone loves a loner (New York Times)

Kathleen Dean Moore, a professor of philosophy at Oregon State University, said that this latest spate of films is part of a rich tradition of stories of lone adventure in the desert or on the seas, whether the biblical tale of Jonah, the novel “Robinson Crusoe” or the 2000 movie “Cast Away.” And in her view, these “off the grid” narratives have always held great appeal, long before the invention of smartphones.

OSU researchers first to track Antarctic minke whales (KVAL)

We know a lot about the feeding and diving behavior of larger whales, but not as much has been known about minke whales – especially in Antarctica,” said Ari Friedlaender, a principal investigator with the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University and lead author on the study. “They are major krill predators and understanding how and where they feed is important. (see also KMTR)

Outlaw chickens pay college tuition (Newport News-Times)

“I had to be really quiet about it,” said Roe, whose clandestine egg operation will close next week when she heads to Oregon State University to begin her junior year. “I was told by a councilman that I could be fined thousands of dollars without the right permits and licenses. I’m working up the courage to give him a dozen eggs before I leave.”

Sunlight, not microbes, key to CO2 in Arctic (NSF)

“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 Science study. “This represents a major change in thinking about how the carbon cycle works in the Arctic.”

Parking permits on sale starting in September (LIFE@OSU)

Zonal parking permits for Oregon State’s new campus parking system will go on sale at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2 for those who have purchased a permit for at least three years.

OSU professor keeps the puns flowing (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University biochemistry and biophysics Professor Kevin Ahern, meanwhile, has been writing a limerick per day for going on three years.

Oregon spotted frog to be listened as threatened species because of lost habitat (Oregonian)

Andy Blaustein, professor of biology at Oregon State University, said he was not optimistic about the Oregon spotted frog’s chances for recovery because so little habitat is left. Blaustein added that the low numbers made it unlikely to generate much conflict with developers, farmers or ranchers. (see also Seattle Times, KATU)

Corvallis sees fastest growth in foreign students (Statesman Journal)

The number of foreign students in Corvallis grew faster than other U.S metro areas from 2008 to 2012, according to a report released by the Brookings Institution. Corvallis, which is home to Oregon State University, also ranked fourth among 118 U.S. metro areas for having a high proportion of students from other countries (see also Inside Higher Ed)

OSU researchers tagging whales off southern California (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University researchers are tagging blue and fin whales off the coast of southern California this summer to study their movements, some of which include preferred feeding grounds near areas of heavy ship traffic. (see also Marine Technology, UT San Diego)

Brazil considers transgenic trees (Nature)

Genetically engineered trees do pose some biosafety issues that do not apply to agricultural crops such as maize (corn) or soya, notes forest geneticist Steven Strauss of Oregon State University in Corvallis. They remain in the environment for years, increasing their potential impact on the plants, animals and soil around them.

Horner Museum objects stolen years ago have been returned (Gazette-Times)

Commemorative coins stolen years ago from the Horner Museum at Oregon State University have been recovered and returned, the Benton County Historical Society reported Tuesday. The coins were recovered in May by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s during a warranted searched in a Portland-area resident. (see also Oregonian, KEZI)

Scientists find evidence of active methane emission on Antarctic seafloor (Subsea World News)

The methane seeps off South Georgia differ from those near the Arctic island of Svalbard, which were the subject of earlier expeditions by MARUM and other international research teams. “In the Cumberland Bay, the gas-bubble plumes do not reach the upper water layers or the atmosphere, and thus our first assessment suggests that these plumes may not contribute to the greenhouse effect”, says expedition member Marta Torres, professor of oceanography at the College of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Oregon State University.

Wheat Kings (Portland Tribune)

“Overall, over the past five years or so, wheat prices have been strong,” said Nicole Anderson, north valley field crop extension agent for Oregon State University. “It has declined a bit in the past several months, but compared to the 30-year average, it has been generally strong — in the $6.50 to $7 a bushel range. The 30-year average may be in the high $5 a bushel range.”

Start planning a healthier fall for all (Grants Pass Daily Courier)

Schulte is an education program assistant with the Oregon Family Nutrition Program, organized by the Oregon State University Extension Service. She taught these kids’ cooking classes in schools last year and, over the summer, at the Illinois Valley and Grants Pass Boys & Girls clubs. (reprinted with permission from subscription-only site)

Fewer farms in Central Oregon, census shows (Bend Bulletin)

The farming community is concerned about its graying ranks, however, said Tim Deboodt, Oregon State University extension agent in Crook County.

Oregon authors (Portland Mercury)

(Oregon State University Press, Oct 1)In a collection of short essays, the author of Mink River offers “notes on badgers, otters, sons, hawks, daughters, dogs, bears, air, inebriated robins, bobcats, fishers, mascots, Charles Darwin, newts, sturgeon, roasting squirrels, parrots, elk, foxes, tigers and various other zoological matters.”

Bend lab studies could lead to better knee braces (Bend Bulletin)

Welcome to the Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence Lab of Oregon State University-Cascades. Located inside The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research, the lab allows researchers to study Central Oregon’s athletes in a way not many of their peers can: in real time. Here, they hope to help athletes improve their performance and prevent injury, all while learning more about movement.

The Panel with Mike Williams and Tim Watkins (Radio New Zealand National)

OSU assistant professor Natchee Barnd discusses a fashion designer’s recent use of “Indian headdresses.” Starts at about 9 minutes.

Know why college students don’t fill games? Smartphones (KOIN)

“Most stadiums in the last couple of years have been dead zones,” said Steve Fenk with the Oregon State University athletic department. “There are so many people trying to use their smart phones that nobody can get out and do anything like that. Or that’s what we are hearing is the biggest thing, the inability to use smartphones.

Molecular movies (The Corvallis Advocate)

Dr. Chong Fang, an assistant professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, along with the help of his postdoctoral fellow Dr. Weimin Liu, graduate student Breland Oscar, and Canadian collaborators Professor Robert Campbell and Dr. Yongxin Zhao from University of Alberta Canada, has taken the phenomenon one step further.

NASA Langley researchers earn distinguished service awards (Space Ref)

In addition, James Coakley, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Oregon State University who conducts research at NASA Langley, received a Distinguished Public Service Medal, which is NASA’s highest form of recognition awarded to non-government individuals whose distinguished service, ability or vision has contributed to NASA’s advancement of the United States’ interests.

Is medical marijuana the answer to lowering healthcare costs? (NASDAQ)

According to a clinical review published by Dr. Kathryn Hahn of Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy in 2011, retail sales of hydrocodone, oxycodone, and methadone increased by 244%, 732%, and 1,177%, respectively, between 1997 and 2006. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health also estimated that 5.2 million people aged 12 and older had abused prescription opioids within the past month in a study conducted in 2007.

New Vineyard Mountain fire evacuation route complete (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University staff members on Monday put the final touch on a project to create an extra wildfire evacuation route for residents of the Vineyard Mountain area north of Corvallis. The last bit of business: installing a gate that will allow access to a new gravel entrance to the McDonald Forest from Zinfandel Road. The previous entrance was at an extreme angle, which meant larger vehicles — such as fire trucks — had a difficult time using it.

Algal growth a blooming problem Space Station looking to monitor (WSFX Wilmington)

HICO is a pathfinder for possible future operational instruments, according to Curtiss Davis, Ph.D., HICO project scientist at Oregon State University where they manage the HICO website for requesting new data collections. To test that utility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working with NRL-SSC, conducted test studies to evaluate the use of HICO for monitoring coastal water health.

Study provides new look at ancient coastlines, pathway for early Americans (Gazette-Times)

“During the last deglaciation, sea level rise was significantly influenced by the weight of the large ice sheets, which depressed the land under and near the ice sheets,” said Jorie Clark, a courtesy professor at Oregon State University and lead author on the study. “As the ice sheets melted, this land began to rise. At the same time, the weight of the water melting from the ice sheets and returning to the oceans also depressed the ocean basins.

OSU looks at possible remediation for water rule (Capital Press)

Oregon State University researchers are experimenting with different ways to help onion growers in the Treasure Valley area deal with possible new federal rules that would limit how much generic E. coli bacteria can be present in irrigation water.

Wolves show empathy through yawning (China Topix)

Canine behavior expert Monique Udell of Oregon State University in Corvallis, who wasn’t part of the study, noted that “previous studies concluded that contagious yawning was unique to dogs due to their domestication. This new study shows that might not be the case.”

OSU’s Bend campus faces struggle for budget to build (Gazette-Times)

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. For every legislative session, the state’s public universities and the Higher Education Coordinating Committee work to put together a university capital request prioritization list. Because state money for capital projects is limited, the list offers the Legislature and governor an idea of what projects are most important. University leaders meet to present their “tier one” projects — those they hope to see funded with the greatest urgency — which the Higher Education Coordinating Committee then orders into a prioritized list.

Corvallis Police offer travel tips for Beavers football game (Gazette-Times)

OSU fans who plan to attend the game are advised to allow even more time than usual to find parking because of the construction detours around campus, particularly the closure of 15th Street from Jefferson Avenue on the north end to Western Boulevard on the south end. This also blocks the usual access to several parking lots on the east side of campus. (see also KTVL)

The ultimate in self-sustainability (Polk County Observer)

He and Andrew Senner, microbiology student at Oregon State University, partnered to take the aquaponics farming technique to a bigger scale, installing tanks and grow beds at farms in the Willamette Valley. #Senner, who works in the OSU microbiology lab, said when he realized how well fish farming and hydroponics melded, he thought, “Why isn’t the whole world doing this?”

Garden tours grow attendance while showcasing edible front yards (Gazette-Times)

Sophie Grow, an Oregon State University Extension Service master gardener, quipped that in addition to her apt surname, she lives on Green Street. She said the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s tour of front yard gardens offers participants a chance to gain information and ideas from those with experience that they can adapt to their own front yards. “We want to model home food productions,” she said.

RPGs tapping energy, smarts of gamers to generate understanding of global problems (Sustainable Brands)

“The collaboration, joyful competition, and intellectual curiosity found in the gaming community are rich resources for designing and playing games that explore complex questions about sustainability and resource scarcity,” is the premise of a new concept paper published in “First Monday,” authored by Oregon State University’s Shawna Kelly, professor of new media communications, and Bonnie Nardi, an anthropologist at UC’s Irvine’s Department of Informatics.

New DHA Omega 3 benefits discovered by scientists (KMPH Fox 26)

Many clinical studies have confirmed the health benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, mainly (docosahexaenoic acid) DHA and (eicosapentaenoic acid) EPA. Until recently, EPA was given greater significance than DHA. All that is changed with results from studies like the recent one conducted byOregon State University, which revealed: “A study of the metabolic effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, especially DHA, concludes that these compounds may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously considered, and suggests they could be of significant value in the prevention of fatty liver disease.” (see also WSFA)

How do former churchgoers build a new moral identity? (Science Codex)

“Our research examines currently unsatisfied and former members of the Mormon Church, exploring the experiences of people who have lost their faith in the institution that structured both their morality and their day-to-day lives,” write authors James H. McAlexander (Oregon State University), Beth Leavenworth DuFault (University of Arizona), Diane M. Martin, and John W. Schouten (both Aalto University).

Intricate algae produce low-cost biosensors (Phys Org)

Oregon State University researchers are combining diatoms, a type of single-celled photosynthetic algae, with nanoparticles to create a sensor capable of detecting miniscule amounts of protein or other biomarkers.

Plant your winter garden in August (KATU)

Find a quick overview of what you can plant month-by-month with Portland Nurseries Veggie calendar, and get more great tips and information on what you can do in your garden each month at Oregon State University’s Garden Calendar.

Douglas County residents ponder GMO labeling ballot measure (News-Review)

Erin Maidlow, nutrition education program assistant for the Oregon State University Extension Service of Douglas County, favors labels. “I definitely think people need to have a choice in what they’re buying,” she said.

Grant to improve STEM success among underepresented OSU students (Albany Tribune)

Oregon State University has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM fields.

Geshe Sopa, 92, founder of Deer Park Buddhist Center and renowned scholar, dies (Wisconsin State Journal)

“He’s largely responsible for establishing the academic study of Tibetan Buddhism in the university system,” said Jim Blumenthal, an associate professor of Buddhist studies at Oregon State University who trained under Sopa at UW-Madison. “Before Geshé Sopa, it was almost unheard of to be studying Tibetan Buddhism in the West. His students have gone on to set up doctoral programs at the top universities across the country.”

Wal-Mart’s Made in America pledge and plastics (Modern Machine Shop)

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. (see also Metal Powder ReportIndia West)

Local 4-H mentor inspires generations of youth (Oregonian)

At age 90, Palmblad is both the oldest and longest-tenured volunteer for 4-H in Clackamas County and was inducted into the Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame in 2004. As a resource leader for Clackamas County for 70 years, Palmblad directly interacts with the kids, sharing his knowledge of animals, particularly rabbits.

Fungal disease outbreak hits Pacific Northwest  vegetables (Growing Produce)

For preventive measures and related information about the outbreaks, view the newly released reports about blackleg,light leaf spot, and white leaf spot by plant pathologists Cindy M. Ocamb, Oregon State University; and Lindsey du Toit, Washington State University.

OSU’s Silviera uses technology to probe musical mysteries (Gazette-Times)

Silveira, now an assistant professor of music education at Oregon State University, found the antics of the clarinetist distracting. But they triggered an ongoing interest that’s taken Silveira to the intersection of art and technology, asking questions such as “How we perceive music as listeners. How we think about music, emotionally. How we respond to music.“

Retired geology professor reflects on our shaky info about earthquakes (Gazette-Times)

A letter to the editor by Bob Yeats, retired professor of geology at Oregon State University.

All living creatures need Vitamin Thiamine to live, except this one (Science 2.0)

This is the second recent study to find that vitamin B1 is less important than previously thought. Another paper in The ISME Journal published this August by Stephen Giovannoni’s lab at Oregon State University found that the most abundant strain of bacteria in the ocean, SAR11, grows well in an environment with HMP but not with thiamine alone.

Early Oregon pear harvest falls below expectations (Idaho Statesman)

Local pear sales bring in $30 million to $40 million each year, and the industry’s ripple effect adds up to about 15 percent of Jackson County’s gross domestic product, according to Oregon State University estimates. (see also KGW)

Giving the lawn the heave-ho (Oregonian)

Grass lawns are the default for most yards, but a few people realize there are other options, like edible landscaping, a bark dust yard or low-maintenance groundcover. “Maybe you have a lawn full of difficult-to-control weeds like annual bluegrass or rough bluegrass and you want to start over,” said Alec Kowalewski, turfgrass specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service. “Or you want to switch from grass to lawn alternatives like groundcovers.”

Organic/conventional quite indifferent in cow health/milk (Dairy Herd)

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 AgInfo)

Did Obama’s Interior hobble the Endangered Species Act? (High Country News)

“The 1966 law was deemed inadequate in part because scientists pointed out that actions taken only to prevent the complete extinction of a species were likely not to (work),” says Michael Paul Nelson, a professor and environmental ethicist at Oregon State University. “It defined ‘endangered species’ merely as ‘species at risk of extinction.’”

It’s still summer: Ways to save water (Hood River News)

Homeowners can learn to save water and money, however, with help from Oregon WaterWise Gardening, a statewide program of the Oregon State University Extension Service.

OSU students running across Oregon pass through Sherman County (Dalles Chronicle)

Oregon State University is celebrating the new accreditation of its College of Public Health and Human Services in a big way. Two OSU students, brothers Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby, are running 1,676 miles across the state of Oregon in 61 days. They are promoting the college’s accreditation (the first of its kind in the state) plus encouraging all of us to get out and get healthy.

OSU expert warns of crop damage from worms (The World)

Armyworm caterpillars own the night, and your crops. That is the message from Cassie Bouska, Oregon State University extension agent. This week she issued a warning that damages can be extensive if the caterpillars are allowed to run rampant.

Monday

Labor Day

Tuesday

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 for those who have purchased a permit for at least three years. The order of permit sales is based on your parking permit purchasing history since 2008.  Please use the following guide to determine the first day you are eligible to purchase a permit: 3+ years permit history – Sept. 2, 8 a.m.; 2+ years permit history – Sept. 5, 8 a.m.; 1+ years permit history – Sept. 9, 8 a.m.; Other faculty and staff – Sept. 12, 8 a.m. You may confirm your eligibility date in the sales system by logging in with your ONID at: https://my.parking.oregonstate.edu To purchase a permit, you will need the following vehicle information:  License plate number(s) of vehicle(s) you seek to register, make, color, body type (4 door, etc.). Buying a permit online gives you the best opportunity to get the zone of your choice. The purchase site is:http://parking.oregonstate.edu/purchase-permit You have the option of either paying with a credit card, or paying over nine months through payroll deduction. For additional information, please visit the OSU Parking Services website at http://parking.oregonstate.edu. Some older versions of Internet Explorer may prevent you from connecting to the site, if so, switch to a different browser such as Firefox.

Faculty Staff Fitness: Online Registration begins Monday, Sept. 1 and in office registration begins Tuesday, Sept. 2. We will have a couple NEW classes for Fall Term! You can view our Fall Term schedule here. Space is limited, so be sure to register early! Our office, Langton 123, will be open Monday-Thursday 8-5 p.m. and Friday 8-2:30 (closed for lunch 11:45-12:15 each day).

Recreational Sports Reopens – Memberships, Sales and Registration available today: Recreational Sports has reopened from Summer Shutdown 2014. With the addition of new machines, resurfaced flooring, maintenance and repairs, we are excited to welcome you back to Dixon! Beginning today, Annual, 9-Month & Fall Term memberships are available for purchase. Payroll deduction is also available. Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information about memberships and program offerings or for a tour of our facility.

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.

Wednesday

Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. 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. More information on our website.

Friday

Second annual Crater Lake Show & Experience: A reception will be held for the Crater Lake Show on Sept. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center. The exhibit runs Sept. 3-30. 

Upcoming Events

NEW! Graduate degrees in teaching and counseling: Individuals interested in learning about graduate degrees in teaching and counseling offered at Oregon State University – Cascades are invited to attend an open house to learn about the graduate programs, application requirements and financial aid. The open houses are slated for Thursday, Sept. 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The events will take place at the Graduate & Research Center. Attendees will meet current students, academic advisors, faculty, graduates of the programs and admissions representatives.

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

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! Request for Applications: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Louis and Maud Hill Endowment for Marine Studies Initiative. The purpose of the Louis and Maud Hill Endowment for Marine Studies Initiative is to foster coastal community and economic development through the application of research, technologies, new business concepts, or novel applications of existing products or services. Application and contact information: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/louis-and-maud-hill-endowment-marine-studies-initiative-0. Deadline: Nov. 7.

NEW! Animal Connection: The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s online newsletter, Animal Connection, features recent posts about Benny the Beaver’s visit to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a young girl’s favorite duck who was saved by an OSU veterinarian, and a Basset Hound who is back on the trail after back surgery.

NEW! Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Sept. 15 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Fall 2014-15. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

NEW! Momentum: Read about the College of Engineering’s research exploring the water-energy nexus in the fall 2014 issue of Momentum! The research of faculty members Ean Amon, Mark Dolan, Merrick Haller, Sarah Henkel, David Hill, Goran Jovanovic, Christine Kelly, Bettye Maddux, Greg RorrerKarl SchilkeLewis Semprini, Kendra Sharp, J. Antonio Torres, Annette von Jouanne, Dorthe Wildenschild, Solomon Yim, Alex Yokochi, and their groups is featured.

NEW! Scholar Housing Available: UHDS Residential Conferences is offering on-campus housing for OSU visiting scholars throughout the 2014-2015 academic year.  Room rates, photos, and reservation form can be found online here: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/scholar-housing. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at (541) 737-9195 or uhdsresconf@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! 2014 Be Well Run Walk ‘N Roll: Enjoy the start to fall with your friends, colleagues, and Corvallis community members and participate in the FREE 2014 Be Well Run Walk N Roll (5K &1 Mile Walk). The scenic route will wind participants throughout Oregon State University’s campus, highlighting picturesque buildings and spaces. Pre-register today.

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.

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.

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.

Jobs

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

The Oregon State University Foundation (OSUF) has three openings for experienced higher education major gift officers.  These positions will join existing fundraising teams in the College of Engineering, the College of Business and in Athletics.  Please note: the positions for the College of Engineering and for Athletics are located in the Foundation’s Portland office; the position for the College of Business could be located in either Corvallis or Portland. 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 Patricia Kenney, Sr. Director of Human Resources, osuf.hr@oregonstate.edu

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.

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.

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. Closes Sept. 5.

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.

The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Business Center Manager. Posting #0013010. Closes Sept. 12.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Learning Center Coordinator.  This position assists in overseeing the Learning Center unit which provides advanced services and coordination support for academic staff and students. Working under the direction of the Academic Support Manager, this position initiates and coordinates administrative assignments in support of academic operations.  This is a full-time position with a salary range of $31,000 -$33,000 per year DOE,  and a full benefit package.  For more information or to apply, please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13611642. Apply by Sept. 10.

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

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Academic Success Advisor.  The Academic Success Advisor works closely with administrative and academic staff to identify at-risk Pathway students and refer them to the proper campus resources.  The Advisor assists students in understanding resources available to them at OSU, and provides coaching about academic skills and strategies for success.  This is a full-time position with a salary range of $31,000 to $36,000 DOE, and a full benefit package.  For more information or to apply, please visit  https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13611652  Apply by Sept. 12.

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 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.

Director, Extension & Experiment Station Communications Department – OSU invites applications for the Director of the Extension & Experiment Station Communications Department. Posting # 0012980. Closes for full consideration Sept. 22.

Office Specialist 2 – Department of Mathematics invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0012631. Closes Sept. 30.

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

Benton Place: As part of the 15th Street and Washington Way Project, to facilitate paving of both Washington Way and 15th Street, access to Benton Place from Washington Way will be closed starting at 7 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2 through 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4.  The Benton Place driveway to Facilities Services shops and the Kerr parking lot will remain accessible from Benton Place north.

Armory Lane: As part of the preparation to install a new water line for the Goss Stadium Addition, Armory Lane and the corner of Waldo Place will be closed for saw cutting on Sept. 2, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Weather 

Corvallis: Summer may be behind us, but no need to feel low, the weather is remaining summery for awhile. Highs will raise to the 90s by the end of the week. Lows in the mid 50s. 

Central Oregon: Sunny and in the 70s all week, with lows in the 40s.

Newport: Partly sunny becoming sunny and warm toward the end of the week, with highs in the upper 70s by week’s end. Lows in the 50s.

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

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