OSU Today

Sept. 8-12, 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 Northwest is getting hotter, and humans are to blame (Statesman Journal)

Human activity has caused the average annual temperature in the Pacific Northwest to increase by about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit over the past century, a new report from Oregon State University shows. (see also EarthfixPortland Tribune, KATU, KGW)

Dad-in-training: Why patience is key (Canada.com)

There’s some evidence to suggest that how we react to their behaviour as toddlers will affect how they themselves behave later on. A 2012 study from Oregon State University took a look at how parents reacted to their kids when their patience was being tested. It found that parents who were impatient, or who overreacted when their toddlers misbehaved, tended to have toddlers who got upset more easily and had more temper tantrums.

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

The vast reservoir of carbon stored in Arctic permafrost is gradually being converted to carbon dioxide after entering the freshwater system in a process thought to be controlled largely by microbial activity. However, OSU researchers say that sunlight and not bacteria is the key to triggering the production of CO2 from material released by Arctic soils. (see also Scientific American)

New study clears up Greenland climate puzzle (Yahoo News)

In the past, studies of ice cores from Greenland did not show any warming response as would be expected from an increase in CO2 and solar energy flux, said lead author Christo Buizert of Oregon State University. In the new study, released Thursday, scientists reconstructed air temperatures by examining ratios of nitrogen isotopes in air trapped within the ice, rather than in the ice itself, which had been used in past studies.

Corvallis’ beer offerings are beckoning (Portland Monthly)

Preempt your food coma with a bike ride to Oregon State University’s tree-filled grounds and pick up Campus Way. Keep your eyes peeled for Wiegand Hall, home to the Fermentation Sciences Program and its state-of-the-art research brewery. Soon, you’ll bike right through the middle of a covered bridge and catch knockout views of the Coast Range.

Use of dengue vaccine may cause short term spikes in its prevalence (Science Daily)

“Our analysis suggests that if we develop and widely use a vaccine for dengue fever, there may later be spikes in the incidence of the disease that are two to three times higher than its normal level,” said Jan Medlock, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Oregon State University, and expert on the evolution and epidemiology of infectious disease. (see also Infection Control Today, The Health Site)

New parking system at OSU (KEZI)

Parking permits are now for sale at Oregon State University, but the setup this year is different: the campus is turning to a zonal parking system.

OSU-Cascades research funding tops $2.5 million (KTVZ)

Oregon State University – Cascades’ research portfolio continued to expand in the fiscal year ending June 30, with more than $2.5 million in grant funding awarded, officials said Thursday.

Plans approved for OSU-Cascades campus in Bend (KGW)

A hearing officer for the city of Bend has approved OSU-Cascades’ plans to develop a four-year campus in Bend. (see also Bend Bulletin, Cascade Business News, KTVZ, The Source Weekly)

More benefits of green neighborhoods (Environmental News Network)

Mothers who live in neighborhoods with plenty of grass, trees or other green vegetation are more likely to deliver at full term and their babies are born at higher weights, compared to mothers who live in urban areas that aren’t as green, a new study shows. The findings held up even when results were adjusted for factors such as neighborhood income, exposure to air pollution, noise, and neighborhood walkability, according to researchers at Oregon State University and the University of British Columbia. (see also Portland Business Journal, Headlines and Global News, Times Colonist)

Oregon forestry board may increase stream buffers along salmon streams, first time since 1994 (Oregonian)

The RipStream study by the department and Oregon State University looked at 33 stream sites on state and private lands in the Coast Range dating to 2002. The study found an average increase of 1.26 degrees Fahrenheit after logging on private lands. There was no increase on state timberlands, where more trees are left standing along streams. The temperature increases were prompted by less shade thrown on the water by trees.

President Ray participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute researchers have been making important discoveries in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for a number of years. So it’s appropriate that Oregon State President Ed Ray accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and called on all of Beaver Nation to raise money and fight for treatments and research.

Your brain on coffee (Shape Magazine)

Multiple studies have shown caffeine is both habit- and tolerance-forming. That means if your brain gets used to your drinking coffee, you may not be able to think clearly or feel sharp if you abandon your brew. You may also have to drink more and more coffee to feel like yourself, research suggests. But the good news? For most people, there are few downsides to drinking up to 24 ounces of coffee a day, concludes a massive review study from Oregon State University.

Grant supports women in STEM (KEZI)

A big win for women after Oregon State University was awarded a grant to promote more female faculty in the science and engineering fields.

Napa earthquake argues for better education in Oregon (Oregonian)

A guest opinion by H. Benjamin Mason and André R. Barbosa, professors of earthquake engineering at Oregon State University. Barbosa participated in the development of the Oregon Resilience Plan as a member of the Critical Buildings Task Group.

Oregon prison study shows racial disparities (Correctional News)

A new study released by Oregon State University (OSU) shows Hispanics are disproportionately represented in private prisons across the United States, while white inmates are underrepresented, a pattern which could leave private correctional facilities vulnerable to legal challenges. (see also Oregonian)

School-sanctioned mid 18th-century hazing rituals at Harvard (Slate)

In a history of hazing (PDF,) Ruth Sterner, a student-affairs professional at Oregon State University, writes that some senior students were expelled from Harvard in its early years for acts of excessive subjugation. However, she adds, readmission after repentance—a religious act that touched the hearts of the clergymen in leadership—was common.

The South Waterfront’s new research epicenter (Portland Monthly)

The CLSB brings together medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, chemistry, and biology programs from Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, and Portland State University. The stout Skourtes Tower houses 130,000 square feet of research labs. The south building contains offices and medical simulation labs. In between are two “pods” of lecture halls.

Oregon spotted frog to be protected as threatened (KATU)

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.

BridgePort completes anniversary series (Brewbound)

The third and final beer in BridgePort’s anniversary series, Trilogy 3 Brewers’ Class, starts shipping this week in all markets where BridgePort is sold. Designed as a collaboration with students enrolled in the Fermentation Science Program at Oregon State University, Trilogy 3 Brewers’ Class looks to the future of craft brewing in Oregon and nationwide. Conceptualizing the liquid started over three months ago when the students, alongside program director Thomas Shellhammer, joined brewmaster Jeff Edgerton at the brewpub for a beer and some great conversation.

Tech interns create smart bike helmet that could save your life (Intel Free Press)

For the past half year, a group of five undergraduate students from Oregon State University has been working with interns at Intel to create a smart safety helmet for cyclists. In a perfect world, the primary function of the helmet – to detect a crash and communicate to emergency contacts – would never be used.

Marine energy R&D projects get $7.25m from DOE (Power Engineering)

Oregon State University will develop and demonstrate a system for real-time wave forecasting near the shore, which will allow wave-energy devices to be tuned to capture the maximum amount of energy from incoming waves.

OSU launches new online programs to decrease high-risk alcohol use, sexual assault (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University has introduced a new series of required online courses aimed at combating alcohol abuse and sexual assault. The on-line programs will reach approximately 6,400 students, said Rob Reff, coordinator of substance abuse prevention programs within OSU’s Student Health Services Department.

How much danger to ship strikes pose to blue whales? (National Geographic)

Bruce Mate, director of the marine mammal institute at Oregon State University, adds another problem with the study. Its assumption that the carrying capacity—an environment’s ability to support a certain number of animals—hasn’t changed from the early 1900s to now is also a problem.

Gene-altered apple tested in Washington State (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Carol Mallory-Smith, a weed scientist at Oregon State University, was the first to connect the Oregon wheat discovery to Monsanto. Over the years she has documented instances of genetically engineered plants growing where they shouldn’t, including creeping bentgrass from field trials by The Scotts Company aimed at producing herbicide tolerant grass for golf courses.

Organic vs nonorganic milk (Ag Info)

I received a press release from Oregon State University stating that Mike Gamroth, professor emeritus in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences co-authored a study that showed “While there are differences in how cows are treated on organic farms, health outcomes are similar to conventional dairies.”

OSU hopes to fill David Sugar’s position (Good Fruit)

Growers and other stakeholders will meet on September 9 at Oregon State University’s Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center near Medford to discuss how a plant pathology research position might be filled.

Science Pub takes a look at benefits of fungi (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University botanist Joey Spatafora will offer a glimpse into the underground world of fungi at the next Corvallis Science Pub.

Professor probes musical mysteries with technology (Wichita Eagle)

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.” (see also Miami HeraldColumbus Ledger InquirerBend Bulletin)

Scientists showcase made-in-Nigeria sensors for global environmental observatory (The Guardian)

The TAHMO project, pioneered by Delft Environmental Initiative and Oregon State University, United States of America, aimed at developing a dense network of hydro-meteorological monitoring stations in sub-Saharan Africa to aid administrations of climate information and assist decision-making on investments in water infrastructure.

Oregon GMO labeling fight hinges on urban voters (Capital Press)

Bill Lunch, a retired political science professor at Oregon State University, said Oregon’s large population of liberal urban voters is not an insurmountable obstacle for opponents of GMO labeling. Washington has an even larger urban population but voters rejected a similar GMO labeling initiative last year, he said.

Public’s help sought to transcribe historic letters from the dawn of the Cold War (LIFE@OSU)

A portion of the records from the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists are now available in an online exhibit through the Special Collections & Archives Research Center at Oregon State University Libraries and Press, and help is being sought from the public to transcribe the letters in the collection. The exhibit includes documents and letters to and from the nine scientists making up the committee, including appeals for donations to support the group’s mission of peace.

Weighty subject: The UO wants to concentrate on combating childhood obesity (Register-Guard)

Other agencies, such as the federal Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are also funding research on obesity. The latter gave Oregon State University a $5 million grant to study obesity in rural children ages 5 to 8. “Federal dollars for this type of work are expected to increase in the future,” the UO researchers said in their cluster proposal. “Hires in this area would make the UO highly completive.”

OSU brothers finish 1,550-mile run across Oregon (Gazette-Times)

Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby couldn’t hold back their emotions after they crossed the finish line Friday evening at Oregon State University. (see also KEZI)

City Club examines impact of medical and recreational pot (Gazette-Times)

Speakers will include Corvallis Police Chief Jon Sassaman, local dispensary owners Kayla Dunham of The Agrestic and Brock Binder of High Quality Compassion, and Oregon State University sociology instructor Seth Crawford, an authority on marijuana’s economic impacts.

Columbia Basin Ag Research Center gets new director (Capital Press)

A native of Bulgaria with wide experience in dryland crop research will take over as director of the research center on Oct. 30. Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Dan Arp has named a crop scientist with international experience as director of the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center.

Celebrating community health (Clackamas Review)

The Oregon State University Portland Metro Area Extension office held a celebration Aug. 28 to welcome brothers and health activists Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby to the Portland area. “Health Extension Run 2014,” was designed to educate community residents about the role the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences and OSU Extension Service offices in each county play in building healthy communities.

Grass is good, say growers and lawn scholars: Don’t overwater (Oregonian)

“Lawns are often unjustly thought to need a great deal of water and pesticides just to survive,” says Clint Mattox of Oregon State University.

OSU, SWOCC finalize agreement for new forestry program (The World)

SWOCC and Oregon State University signed the college’s first-ever agreement to link programs for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in forestry. Students graduating from SWOCC with an associate of science degree with a forestry emphasis will be able to transfer directly to OSU’s bacehlor of science forestry degree program as juniors.

Registration opens for Run for Your Life (Gazette-Times)

Registration is underway for the 2014 Run for Your Life benefiting the multiple sclerosis exercise program at Oregon State University. The event, which includes a 4-mile trail run/walk; a 2-mile fun run, walk or roll on an accessible paved path; and a 100-yard dash for kids 10 and under, will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 in Willamette Park.

‘Their main foraging areas are coincidentally crossed by shipping lanes’ (KVAL)

The analysis is the most comprehensive study of blue whales movements ever conducted. It was led by researchers at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, who tracked the movement of blue whales off the West Coast to identify important habitat areas and environmental correlates, and subsequently to understand the timing of their presence near major ports and shipping traffic.

The collaborative growth of local microbrews (Lebanon Express)

Thomas Shellhammer, an Oregon State University fermentation science professor and beer industry expert, isn’t exactly sure why the local craft brewing industry’s cup was running over, so to speak. “Twenty years ago, craft beer made inroads because it was different than what was available on the market. Times are different now,” he wrote in an e-mail to the newspaper.

Lehigh Valley wineries sound off against birds (McCall)

“They have a sweet tooth,” said Chien, who now leads Oregon State University’s wine research and outreach program. “It’s just all part of the natural process. When the grapes start to change color, they say, ‘What a sweet juicy treat for us.’ ”

Jobs: How much do college administrators make? (Oregonian)

Roughly 900 of those jobs are concentrated in Multnomah and Washington counties, home to Portland State University, Reed College and Pacific University, among many others. The Salem, Corvallis and Eugene areas each have around 200 administration jobs

Researcher finds new nematode in Washington State (Capital Press)

Oregon State University plant pathologist Dick Smiley found evidence of the nematode, Heterodera filipjevi, in the southeastern part of the county. He previously found evidence of the nematode in Oregon in 2008, the first time the species has been seen in North America.

Dayton Literary Peace Prize announces finalists in fiction, nonfiction (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

“Here on the Edge: How a Small Group of WWII Conscientious Objectors Took Art and Peace from the Margins to the Mainstream” by Steve McQuiddy (Oregon State University Press): Packed with original research and more than eighty photos, this definitive history tells the story of the artists at an Oregon camp for World War II conscientious objectors, and how they paved the way for the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.


Open/Community Forums:  Please join us to listen and interact with three candidates for the Community and Cultural Food Program Student Advisor position within SLI. Public presentation – Discuss the role that food plays in an event, in culture and in developing community – followed by Q & A.   Danielle Rau, Monday, Sept. 8, 9 to 10 a.m., in MU 206; Joyce Hurlbutt, Monday, Sept. 8, 2 to 3 p.m. in MU 206; David Ryusaki, Monday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to noon in MU 206.

Corvallis Science Pub: Oregon State University botanist Joey Spatafora will offer a glimpse into the underground world of fungi at the next Corvallis Science Pub. The free event begins at 6 p.m. Monday in the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Fourth St. Spatafora, a specialist in fungal evolution, will focus on the many contributions of fungal organisms to human civilzation, from beer and cheese to antibiotics.


PUBTalk: Cultivating a Positive and Flexible Work Culture. Hear Kent Welter of NuScale, Kathy Kerr from Spiral Elements Design, and Brendon Gilbert, Dutch Bros. Corvallis Regional Manager, speak on cultivating a positive and flexible work culture. PUBTalk will be in a new location at Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Corvallis, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. Like our event on Facebook


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. 


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.


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


Wilderness First Responder: No ambulance. No helicopter. What are you going to do?! Learn how to be an effective rescuer in the outdoors through the Adventure Leadership Institute’s Wilderness First Responder course. This course is being offered Sept. 13 – 20, and upon completion, students will gain a certification in SOLO Wilderness First Responder. Open to OSU students, members and OSU community members. Contact the Adventure Leadership Institute for more information.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Johnson Hall construction launch: The OSU President’s Circle members and university friends for the Johnson Hall Construction Launch, Sept. 15, 1:30 p.m., SW Park Terrace Place and Monroe Ave. Celebrate the construction launch of the newest engineering building, as well as the donors who made Johnson Hall possible, with a ceremony and light reception. Hear from OSU PresidentEd Ray and College of Engineering Dean and Kearney Professor Scott Ashford, ’83, about the impact the new building will make to further OSU’s research, innovation, and collaboration, especially in Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering.

NEW! The Penile Colonies: Emeritus Music Professor Michael T. Coolen will be present his new, one-man show, “The Penile Colonies: Living with XY Disorder,” on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Withycomb Lab Theatre. Coolen describes the show as “troping through the Vagina Monologues.” Admission is free.

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

NEW! CORE Basics Added Sessions – Additional training sessions of CORE Basics are now available for registration.  If you missed attending a workshop this summer, please consider registering for one of the September sessions.  Register here or paste this link in your browser window:  http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=40.

News for Employees

NEW! Public’s help sought to transcribe historic Cold War letters: A portion of the records from Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists are now available in an online exhibit through the Special Collections & Archives Research Center at OSU. Help is being sought from the public to transcribe the letters in the collection. Special Collections is crowdsourcing transcription of the letters, and encourages viewers to help create a full-text database of the letters’ contents.

NEW! Self-Service Printing: Starting Sept. 29, XPress Stop will be the new home of Self-Service printing for Printing and Mailing Services. The XPress Stop is centrally located in MU 109 and will be open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. during the school year.  If you have any questions please contact Kiara Goldtrap at kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! OpenCon conference scholarships for OSU students: OSU Libraries & Press is sponsoring scholarships for two OSU students to attend OpenCon 2014: The Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Data and Open Education in Washington, DC from Nov. 15-17, 2014. Conference registration and travel expenses will be paid. To apply, fill out the application form at http://opencon2014.org/oregonstate by Sept. 26. OSU undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

NEW! OSU Press Book finalist for literary peace prize: OSU Press book Here on the Edge by Steve McQuiddy is a finalist in the non-fiction category for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. More information on the prize is here: http://daytonliterarypeaceprize.org/ And the complete list of finalists is here: http://daytonliterarypeaceprize.org/2014-finalists.htm Winners will be announced on Sept. 24. More information on the book can be found here: http://www.osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/here-on-edge

NEW! Employees attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Sept. 24 to submit the application for employees 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! Take the Sit Less, Move More 72 Hour Challenge: Add a little physical activity to your day and earn a free resistance band!  Learn more and download a challenge tracking sheet here.  Join the movement! Free to OSU community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Education Project Assistant  – Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a 9 month, part-time, (.30 FTE)  Education Project Assistant position located in Roseburg.  Posting # 0013026. Closes Sept. 11.

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 Sept. 12. View position description at www.osualum.com

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.

Assessment Coordinator – Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, academic wage Assessment Coordinator position.  This position will be short term, ending May 15, 2015.  Posting #0013020. For full consideration please apply by Sept. 16.  Posting closes Sept. 29.

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.

The Office of Budget and Fiscal Planning invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Business Intelligence Analyst position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0013014. Closes Oct. 1.

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

Traffic and maintenance

Langton Hall: Due to work associated with tile work repairs, the women’s locker room will be temporarily closed Sept. 15-17.  Building occupants will experience some congestion and area may become cluttered and noisy while contractors are working in the building.

30th Street: As part of the Samaritan Sports Medicine Facility project,  30th Street between Western Blvd and Washington Way will be restricted to one lane on Sept. 10, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for installation of telecom service. Flaggers will be directing traffic.

Adams lot E: As part of Fire Safety Training, the Adam’s Ave E Lot# 3205 will be closed Sept. 9 from 8 to 11 a.m.

Park Terrace West lot: As part of the Johnson Hall Ground Breaking, the entire Park Terrace West Lot will be closed Sept. 15, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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: After hot, dry temperatures that made last weekend downright dangerous, we’ll be cooling off a bit this week. Sunny with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s until the end of the week, when temperatures rise to the upper 80s. Lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Central Oregon: Sunny with highs in the mid 70s, lows in the mid 40s.

Newport: Chance of drizzle early in the week, with sunny skies by Wednesday. Highs in the mid 60s increasing to the lower 70s by the end of the week. 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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