OSU Today

Sept. 22-26, 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.

Oregon State aligns itself to help lower-income students (Oregonian)

Oregon State University has placed itself in a position to help solve one of education’s most challenging problems: the achievement gap between higher-income and lower- income students. (see also Gazette-Times)

Pacific Starfish die-off continues, but there is hope (Newsweek)

Bruce Menge, an ocean ecologist at Oregon State University, has been studying sea stars along the Oregon coast for over 30 years. Now, at some of his study sites, he can no longer find even a single star. “Deep down, I worry this might be a harbinger of some impending, major problem resulting from climate change,” Menge says.

Who made that maraschino cherry? (New York Times)

It wasn’t long before American cherry growers, particularly in Oregon, where there were vast orchards, looked for ways to break into the market. Ernest Wiegand, a horticulturist at Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University), focused on figuring out how best to preserve the shape and structure of local cherries to the standards Americans expected.

Everyday annoyances will kill us all (New York Magazine)

So if you’re the sort of person who gets worked up over life’s relatively mundane problems, you would do well to heed the words of lead author Carolyn Aldwin, director of the Center for Healthy Aging Research at Oregon State University. (see also NPRPsy Blog)

Oregon poverty rate now highest on the West Coast (OPB)

Bruce Weber is an economics professor at Oregon State University. He says that the increase may reflect how the state is recovering post recession.

Q&A with OSU President Ed Ray (Gazette-Times)

Here is a transcript of Tuesday’s Gazette-Times interview with Oregon State President Ed Ray on the new University Innovation Alliance.

As East Coast waters warm, an invader moves in (Christian Science Monitor)

In their natural habitat, lionfish populations are controlled by predation, disease, and other habitat-specific constraints. In Caribbean and Atlantic waters, temperature has so far been the only means of controlling their invasion, says Stephanie Green, a marine ecologist and post-doctoral associate at Oregon State University.

Schools offer Gee-Whiz gyms (US News & World Report)

What’s driving the boom? “Students are a lot more interested in health and wellness these days,” says Brad Cardinal, a professor of exercise and sports science at Oregon State University who has studied student fitness. Cardinal recently surveyed international students within their first five years in America and found that “they all noticed how prominent student health is relative to the culture they’d come from,” he says.

Ceremony notes start of $40 million Johnson Hall construction at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Rosalie and Peter Johnson were among the honored guests Monday who gathered for the launch of construction of the engineering building at Oregon State University that will bear their name.

Fall term brings new parking, traffic changes (LIFE@OSU)

As the summer winds down and fall term approaches, OSU’s faculty, staff and students will find themselves adjusting to a few changes around campus.

Oregon poverty rate remains high (OPB)

“The poverty line is a way of measuring some kind of change in our population,” says Mark Edwards is a sociologist at Oregon State University.

Thanks to Nutella, the world needs more hazelnuts (NPR)

About 10 years ago, though, a plant breeder at Rutgers named C. Reed Funk embarked on a quest for hazelnut trees that could survive Eastern Filbert Blight. Similar efforts have been underway at Oregon State University, because Eastern Filbert Blight has made its way to Oregon as well, threatening the orchard there.

An endangered act: Conservations say Obama’s interior department is watering down the ESA (CV Independent)

“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.’”

Touchdown! Oregon company deploys one-of-a-kind wave device (KATU)

The idea for the technology came while Morrow and co-founder Mike Delos-Reyes were students at Oregon State University in the early 1990s. They built their first model out of cleaned out milk bags and spoons from Dairy Queen. Over the years they were able to procure seed money from the U.S. Department of Energy and later money from the Oregon Wave Energy Trust and Oregon BEST. In 2011 the company tested a one-sixth scale model in OSU’s wave tank. In all, and at the end of the ocean deployment, the company will have spent about $660,000.

Infinity pool falls into the sea after Hurricane Odile (MSNBC)

Instagram user Alycia Houser, a student at Oregon State University on vacation, posted these before and after photos of the Grand Solomar resort’s infinity pool after Hurricane Odile slammed Cabo San Lucas on Monday. (see also NBC NewsInternational Business Times)

Report urges individualized, cholesterol-targeted approach to heart disease, stroke (Science Daily)

“We continue to believe in cholesterol targets that are easy for patients to understand and work toward, first using changes in lifestyle and then medication if necessary,” said Matt Ito, one of two lead authors on the report, an expert in cardiovascular drug treatments and a professor in the Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy. (see also Senior Journal)

OSU student on track for graduation after battling through recovery (Gazette-Times)

Megan Holland is a typically harried college student. She works 35 to 40 hours per work at a downtown Corvallis sandwich shop. She has signed up for 16 credits at Oregon State University and hopes to graduate in the fall of 2015. She is planning to try out for the Beavers’ golf team.

Does test ask kindergartners the wrong questions? (Portland Tribune)

Megan McClelland, PhD, of Oregon State University says the workgroup combed through research — 17 different tests on behavior, for example — to find the most scientifically accurate assessments. “Very few of the measures actually have any evidence that they are reliable or valid,” McClelland says. “I think that Oregon has done the most extensive reviews of instruments compared to any other state.”

University Day 2014 (LIFE@OSU)

A photo slideshow and list of awards.

Seal study will gather new data (Newport News-Times)

Shea Steingass, a Ph.D. student at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, was part of a research team involved in giving area harbor seals new head decorations last week.

Bend startup gets $3 million to drive compressed natural gas work (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Onboard Dynamics is a spin out from the Oregon State University Cascades campus in Bend. Chris Hagen, and OSU assistant professor in the energy systems engineering program, developed a working prototype of the in-engine compression technology, according to Oregon BEST. Oregon BEST will invest $150,000 and ONAMI will invest up to $250,000.

‘Dear Professor Einstein’ sheds new light on cold war (Gazette-Times)

“Dear Professor Einstein,” an online exhibition put together by the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Oregon State University’s Valley Library, showcases thousands of letters from ordinary Americans to the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Many are written in a highly personal tone and addressed directly to Einstein in response to a widely distributed fundraising appeal bearing his signature.

University coach-hiring practices scrutinized (Statesman Journal)

Meg Reeves, General Counsel for Oregon State University, addressed the committee about her university’s violation of the “Rooney” law when they hired head softball coach Laura Berg in 2012. Reeves said the incident raised Oregon State’s awareness of the law and that the school is now complying with it.

OSU, wheat commission reach royalty agreement (Capital Press)

Oregon State University and the state’s wheat commission have agreed on how royalties on OSU-developed wheat varieties will be split.

Lack of facial expression leads to perceptions of unhappiness, new research shows (Science Daily)

People with facial paralysis are perceived as being less happy simply because they can’t communicate in the universal language of facial expression, a new study from an Oregon State University psychology professor shows. (Science World ReportCounsel & Heal, Medical Daily)

Advocates warn against FDA guidelines on eating fish because of because of mercury threat (Oregonian)

Some species of tuna contain high concentrations of mercury, including albacore. But small, young albacore tuna caught off the Pacific Northwest coast have low mercury levels, according to researchers at Oregon State University. OSU also found that Oregon salmon, shrimp, flounder and oysters are very low in mercury.

Sizzling summer (Register-Guard)

Kathie Dello at the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute doesn’t hesitate when answering. “Our summers are heating up. What we expect to see in the future is what’s happening this summer: more heat, more drought in the summers, more wildfires,” says Dello, associate director of the institute at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Approval for OSU-Cascades appealed (Bend Bulletin)

OSU-Cascades had just two weeks to enjoy a ruling that approved its planned four-year campus, as an appeal challenging the project was delivered to the city Monday morning. (see also Herald Net)

Sun sheds light on Arctic carbon puzzle (Environmental XPRT)

“This is because most of the fresh water in the Arctic is shallow, meaning sunlight can reach the bottom of any river – and most lakes – so that no dissolved organic carbon is kept in the dark,” said Byron Crump, a microbial ecologist at Oregon State University, and a co-author of the report. “Also there is little shading of rivers and lakes in the Arctic because there are no trees.”

Hood River man, an Oregon State grad, chosen for key post at UN (Oregonian)

Jackson Dougan, a graduate of Hood River High and Oregon State University, has been chosen as the official voice of U.S. youth at the United Nations. He was one of 600 young people who sought the post.

Wolf numbers on the rise in Oregon (Argus Observer)

Wolves are here to stay in Oregon, and the goal is to get them delisted as endangered species and be able to manage them. That assessment was made by John Williams, an Oregon State University Extension agent from Wallowa County, who spoke at the Malheur Watershed Council meeting Thursday in Ontario.

Study shows importance of Vitamin E (KEZI)

A new study shows the importance of vitamin E, especially for the young, elderly and women who are pregnant. Researchers at Oregon State University say only a tiny fraction of Americans get enough Vitamin E.

OSU, Dept. of Forestry to offer Citizen Fire Academy (My Central Oregon)

The Oregon State University Extension Service, together with Project Wildfire, Oregon Department of Forestry, and local fire departments is offering a Central Oregon Citizen Fire Academy this Fall.

New study examines the effects of prayer on mental health (Psych Central)

In fact, a recent study by Oregon State University found that religion and spirituality result in two distinct but complementary health benefits. Religion (religious affiliation and service attendance) is linked to better health habits, including less smoking and alcohol consumption, while spirituality (prayer, meditation) helps regulate emotions.

Tykesons give the UO $10 million for building (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University is seeing increasing Tykeson donations — amounting to $195,500 in four years. Most recently, the Tykesons gave $1 million to help expand the OSU Cascades Campus in Bend into a four-year university. They also gave $250,000 to establish the first endowed faculty position there.

FDA offers loophole to Oregon’s onion growers in revised food safety proposal (Oregonian)

Green onions from Mexico have sickened Americans, but bulb onions from Oregon have not. Growers urged the FDA to exempt onions from the water rule based on Oregon State University research in Malheur County.

Algae blooms that kill pose puzzles (Seattle Times)

More answers might be coming soon. Researchers at Oregon State University are wrapping up a study of the genetic structure of anatoxin-a found in Anderson Lake. Learning whether it’s a unique strain might be useful in understanding the problem, if not devising a treatment plan.

New low-cost, ultrasensitive biosensor uses diatoms and nanoparticles (Kurzweil)

Oregon State University researchers combined diatoms (a type of single-celled photosynthetic algae) with self-assembled plasmonic nanoparticles to create a low-cost sensor capable of detecting miniscule amounts of protein or other biomarkers.

Birds, dinos, topic of museum History Bites (Democrat-Herald)

Dr. John Ruben, Professor of Zoology at Oregon State University, will be on hand to discus new evidence, which suggests that at least some well-known, supposed dinosaurs (raptors) were very likely to have been flightless birds. This talk will be best suited to dinosaur enthusiasts middle-school age and up.

 Forage straw research will continue (Portland Tribune)

Oregon State University will continue research into forage straw bound for export as a result of legislative action Wednesday.

Pointsettias: Surprisingly, now is the time to ready potted plants for a colorful holiday (Oregonian)

If your poinsettias spent the summer outdoors, they should be back indoors by late September or early October, according to Ross Penhallegon, horticulture agent with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Researchers find Septoria resistance to some fungicides (Capital Press)

The survey, conducted by Oregon State University doctoral student Christina Hagerty, also found no difference in resistance between areas of the valley.

Curcumin nanoparticles as innovative microbial antibiotic and wound healing agents (Nanowerk)

In new work, Friedman and a team of researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Oregon State University have explored the use of curcumin nanoparticles for the treatment of infected burn wounds, an application that resulted in reduced bacterial load and enhancing wound healing.

Former OSU employee arrested for allegedly selling university-owned phones (Oregonian)

A former Oregon State University employee accused of selling university-owned cell phones turned herself in to Oregon State Police on Thursday.


Master’s defenseGreeley Beck, MS candidate in Wood Science & Engineering will defend his thesis entitled, “Test Methods for Assay of Water Repellency in Railroad Ties”.  The defense will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 115.  Free and open to the public.


Student move-in: Oregon State University will host its two main days of new resident move-in on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and Wednesday, Sept. 24. Increased traffic and congestion are expected on those days. Visitors to campus should expect limited parking and potential traffic delays as un-loading zones are set up around the residence halls.

Promote Learning Through Research: The Center for Teaching and Learning is facilitating “Drop in Round Table” discussions with faculty from the Center for Teaching and Learning, Library, e-campus, and Technology Across the Curriculum. Sept 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Valley Library – Autzen Room.View flyer at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/sites/default/files/css/roundtableflyer.pdf

OSU-Cascades Board of Advisors: The Oregon State University – Cascades Board of Advisors will hold a business meeting on Tuesday, Sep. 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Graduate & Research Center, Rm. 126. The meeting will provide updates on the strategic goals identified by the campus: expand to a four-year university, enable scholars, connect to the community, enhance the campus experience and increase fiscal stability. The advisory board meeting is open to the public.  For information call 541-322-3100.

Willamette Water 2100 Project: John Bolte, chair, OSU Dept. of Biological and Ecological Engineering, will speak Sept. 23, 7 to 9 p.m.,  on “Will we have enough water in Corvallis,” at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. The talk is sponsored by the League of Women Voters and to the Willamette Water 2100 Project.


Afternoon Clearance at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Desks, chairs, couches and computer monitors will all be on clearance. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.


Social interaction talk: The School of Public Policy presents Rawley Heimer, Economist, from the Federal Reserve, 4 to 5:30 p.m, Sept 25, Kidder 278. Heimer will speak on “Peer Pressure: Does Social Interaction Explain the Disposition Effect?”


EmpCenter Open Labs: Are you new to OSU or a new supervisor?  Or do you just have questions about using the online time and attendance system, EmpCenter?  Come to an open lab and have all of your questions answered.  Labs are scheduled for Sept. 26, Oct. 1, and Oct. 6.  See the announcement for times and locations http://mytime.oregonstate.edu/open-labs-fall-2014.

Elizabeth Wallace retirement: Elizabeth Wallace, Express Shipping Specialist for Printing and Mailing Services, is retiring at the end of September after 35+ years at OSU. Printing and Mailing Services is having a get together for Beth from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday Sept. 26 at 100 Cascade Hall.

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.


OSUsed Store Saturday Clearance Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its monthly Saturday public sale Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon at 644 SW 13th Street. Desks, chairs, couches and computer monitors will all be on clearance. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Upcoming Events

NEW! CPHHS Homecoming event: Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences for the second annual CPHHS GridIron Chef Contest and Homecoming Beaver Bowl. Submit your favorite healthy snack, appetizer or tailgate food recipe by Oct. 6 to be entered in the contest and don’t forget to sign up for the Beaver Bowl fun run. Taste and vote on your favorite recipe Saturday, Nov. 1 after the Beaver Bowl. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/XE9Qub

Weight Watchers Information: A 13 week series of WW begins Oct. 7.  WW Open House meetings will be held Sept. 30, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Moore Family Center, Milam Room 105.  If you are a PEBB subscriber the cost of the meetings will be fully subsidized.  Next, call the WW/Pebb number 866-454-2144 and ask for a confirmation code.  Present the code at the first meeting.  For more information, please contact Kathi at 541-737-3106

Lectures and Webinars

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.

GMAT Test Prep Course with OSU’s Professional and Continuing Education: Oct. 3-5, 2014: This 3-day course is designed to give you a full content overview and key strategies to succeed on all four sections of the GMAT exam. The GMAT is the preferred exam for most MBA programs across the United States. Oct.3-5. Friday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Milam 019. Cost is $599. Learn more at www.pace.oregonstate.edu/testprep or call 541-737-4197.

“Welcoming Diversity: Valuing the Differences Among Us” workshop: Join the OSU Campus Coalition Builders for this day-long workshop. Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., MU 206. Goals for the day include: identifying misinformation we have learned about others; identifying and expressing pride in groups we belong to; learning how other groups experience mistreatment; learning the personal impact of incidents of discrimination; and learning how to interrupt prejudicial remarks.  Details: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/97032/.  Pre-registration required:  http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/register-campus-coalition-builders-workshops

News for Employees

NEW! CONNECT 2014: CONNECT is four days of events, workshops and activities to assist new students in their transition to OSU.  This year CONNECT is Sept. 25-28.  Events include: New Student Scholar Symposium, New Student Walk, Convocation, New Student Picnic and much more.  Complete listing of events can be found at connect.oregonstate.edu or with the OSU Guide Mobile App, which can be downloaded here: https://guidebook.com/app/OSUGuide/

NEW! OSU Mobile App: The OSU Guide is a new mobile app available for free in the App Store and Google play.  You can also go here to download.  This guide is primarily targeted towards students – both graduate and undergraduate. Once the app is downloaded it allows users to select individual guides based on interest.  Individual guides include: Graduate Students, International Student Advising Services, Success at OSU, Events and Tradition, Health and Wellness, Dining on Campus and more.

NEW! Rec sports: The school year is quickly approaching. Let Recreational Sports support your health and well-being goals. Annual, 9-Month & Fall Term memberships are available for purchase. Payroll deduction is also available. Fall programs like Dam Fit are now open for enrollment and Sept. 22-25, all Fit Pass Classes are free to try (with a valid Recreational Sports memberships or day-pass). Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information about memberships and program offerings or for a tour of our facility.

MacArthur Fellow: OSU Press author Pamela O. Long has been awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. See more here: http://www.macfound.org/fellows/919/

Trader Bing’s Cafe: MU Retail Food Service’s newest location Trader Bing’s Cafe will be opening this week in Austin Hall. We will be serving Portland Roasting, grab and go lunch items, breakfast and lunch! mu.oregonstate.edu/MURFS

Fall 2014 On-campus Housing Move-In:  This coming Fall 2014 move-in for the residence halls will take place on Tuesday Sept. 23 and Wednesday Sept. 24. Much of campus will experience some impact including limited parking, street closures, and other delays. A taskforce is meeting to evaluate these impacts and help reduce disruption to campus activities at those times. We appreciate your support as we prepare to welcome our new students to OSU.  To see the move-in schedule please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/move-in-guide.  If you have questions please contact Brian.Stroup@oregonstate.edu

Protecting Your Knees and Spine: All faculty and staff are invited to attend one of several free, 30-minute Leg Strength and Balance training sessions that provides practical techniques on how your foot position and body alignment can help you maximum strength and balance and help you protect your knees, spine and shoulders.  For more info or to register, see the OSU Professional Development Central Registration Site.

Faculty sought for recovery community BOD: The Collegiate Recovery Community is seeking to add a faculty member to its Board of Directors. The community has existed for one year on OSU’s campus, providing students in recovery with engaging and understanding support.  More information can be found at http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/about-crc. If you would like to serve as a faculty member on the board and help to guide the program to best serve our students, please send an email to john.ruyak@oregonstate.edu.”

OSU athletics honors fire responders: OSU Athletics is proud to announce the return of the popular BeaversSalute outreach for the home football game Sept. 20 against the San Diego State Aztecs and to the women’s volleyball games Sept. 12 vs. the Michigan Wolverines and Sept. 13 vs. the Michigan State Spartans. For these games we are honoring the brave men and women multi-agency first responders and fire crews that fought last weekend’s brush fire in north Corvallis. The efforts of these individuals saved countless homes and other structures. BeaversSalute is offering four free tickets per family for each event. OSU Athletics is making a total of 500 first-come first-serve tickets to each game. Tickets must be reserved at 1-800-GO-BEAVS or in person at the Gill Coliseum ticket office (room 107) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

Vanpool from Lebanon to Corvallis:  A new vanpool is set to hit the road and 6 riders or more are needed. The van will serve a regular Monday-Friday work schedule, but the exact hours and route will be determined by the needs of the riders. The van will serve the OSU campus with a possible planned stop at the Samaritan Health Services Avery Square location near downtown Corvallis, or another location. With 6 committed riders, the price would be $125 per month including the lease, maintenance and insurance. The price can decrease if more riders join the vanpool. We have an interested driver who works at OSU, but we still need someone to be the coordinator of the van. To learn more about the vanpool, contact Leslee Moore at leslee.a.moore@ehi.com.

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.

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.

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

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.


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

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.

The Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Graduate Enrollment Management Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting #0013015. Closes Sept. 24.

Office Specialist 2 –  College of Business invites applications for a part-time (.75 FTE) Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0013070. Closes Sept. 26.

Office Specialist 2 – Academic Affairs Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0013036. Closes Sept. 26.

Info Technology Consultant Comp Level 2 –  College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Info Technology Consultant, Comp Level 2. Posting #0013028. Closes Sept. 27.

Fiscal Coordinator 2 – OSU-Cascades invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month Fiscal Coordinator 2 position, located in Bend, OR.  Posting #0013076. Closes Sept. 29.

Fiscal Coordinator 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Fiscal Coordinator 1 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University. Posting #0013066. Closes Sept. 29.

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. Closes Sept. 29.

Office Specialist 1, the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a part-time (approximately 18 hours per week) Office Specialist 1 position. Posting # 0013098. Closes Sept. 30.

Education Program Assistant 1  – Douglas County Extension invites applications for a 10 month, part-time, (.90 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Roseburg.  Posting # 0013044. Closes Sept. 30.

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.

Administrative Program Assistant – INTO-OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0013090. Closes Oct. 1.

Property Specialist 3 – Information Services – Telecommunication invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Property Specialist 3 position. Posting # 0013074. Closes Oct. 1.

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.

Office Specialist 2. This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 36 hours per week) Office Specialist 2 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #  . Closes Oct. 2.

Research Associate (Post Doc)  – Sea Grant invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE)  Research Associate (Post Doc) position located in Newport.  Posting # 0013088. Closes Oct. 2.

Education Program Assistant 1  – Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE) Education Program Assistant 1 position located in La Grande.  Posting # 0013100. Closes Oct. 3.

Office Specialist 1  – Jackson County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE)  Office Specialist 1 position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013073. Closes Oct. 6.

Administrative Assistant to the Director  – Sea Grant invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE)  Administrative Assistant to the Director position.  Posting # 0013072. Closes Oct. 7.

Education Program Assistant 2  – Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE)  Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Tillamook.  Posting # 0013089. Closes Oct. 10.

Office Specialist 2 – The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0013104. Closes Oct. 13.

Applications Access Manager – Information Services  invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Applications Access Manager position. Posting # 0013068. Closes Oct. 13.

The School of Language, Culture, and Society is seeking a Oregon State ADVANCE Project Manager. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.. Posting #0013095. Closes Oct. 17.

The OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Acquisitions & Collections Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the University Librarian and OSU Press Director. Posting #0013075. Closes Oct. 18.

The OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Digital Applications Specialist position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the University Librarian. Posting #0013037. Closes Oct. 22.

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.  Closes Oct. 31.

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

Traffic and maintenance

30th to Western: As part of the construction of a southbound turn lane,  30th Street from Western Blvd approximately 300 feet north will be closed Sept. 25 – Oct. 15. All buildings and parking lots between Western Blvd and Washington Way will remain accessible from the north.


Corvallis: The weather is trying to be helpful as we ease into the official start of fall. It will start out sunny and warm with a high of 79, before a chance of rain creeps in Tuesday, and showers are expected throughout the week. Lows in the mid 50s. 

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny Monday with a high of 82. Chance of rain rolling in by Wednesday. Lows dipping into the 40s by end of week.

Newport: Chance of showers Monday, rain throughout the week. Highs in the 60s, 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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