OSU Today

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Oregon State University joins campaign against campus sex-assaults (Oregonian)

Oregon State University has joined the national campaign to combat sexual assaults on college campuses. (see also LIFE@OSUKTVLGazette-Times, The Columbian, KEZI)

Oregon State Athletics redefining college football fans’ game day experience (Forbes)

How can an athletic department bring the social media conversation to life, where fans are not necessarily just receiving content, but rather, contributing to the conversation in a meaningful way? It was a question asked by the Oregon State University Athletic Department this past summer as it looked to further engage Beaver Nation. Through a partnership with Wayin, a Denver-based social intelligence company that incorporates social content into new creative initiatives, Oregon State is bringing social media and fans’ online experience to the forefront this football season.

One year later, is Corvallis more livable? (Democrat-Herald)

A year ago Oregon State University instituted a new approach to student conduct, with the key piece being additional staff that would allow the university to hold individuals responsible for off-campus conduct.

OSU researchers launch national survey to determine effects of pet product disposal (Oregonian)

It’s no secret that improperly disposing medications and pharmaceutical products for humans can potentially harm the environment. Now researchers at Oregon State University are trying to determine the ecological impact of pet products.

Will ‘lazy’ fish benefit most from new U.S. marine megareserve? (Science)

Such results suggest there are few downsides to expanding marine reserves, says Jane Lubchenco, a marine ecologist at Oregon State University and NOAA administrator from 2009 to 2013.  “It makes sense to protect an area before it’s seriously degraded,” she says.

Unearthed: Are patents a problem? (Washington Post)

Jim Myers, a professor of vegetable breeding and genetics at Oregon State University, says that patents, or patent disputes, sometimes lock up the building blocks of plants that used to be freely available to scientists. “Before patents, there was a lot of innovation that came out of trading germplasm [the genetic material of a plant]. Now, everyone has their own set of material that they do not share. . . . My sense is that we’re missing something here because of the lack of access to each other’s programs.”

Pacific Northwest warming may have natural roots (Scientific American )

Abatzoglou co-authored research, published this year in the Journal of Climate, that reached a different conclusion. Abatzoglou and two Oregon State University scientists compared weather observations with climate data for Oregon, Washington, Idaho and western parts of Montana and Wyoming. They concluded that greenhouse gases were “the leading contributor to” regional warming since 1900.

LaPine, Culver get school readiness grants (KTVZ)

As part of Oregon State University’s Office of Precollege Programs, Oregon GEAR UP works with cohorts of middle and high school students over a period of seven years to meet their specific educational needs.

Could beer help your children study? New research reveals an odd secret (Latino Health)

Published in the recent issue of the journal Behavioral Brain Research, scientists at the Linus Pauling Institute and College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University have discovered that a flavonoid found in hops and beer that gives them their distinct coloration can also improve cognitive functions in young mice. But the effects are not so beneficial for the older crowd. (see also Modern FarmerScience World Report, McKnight’s, Science News Online)

New surgically embedded pulley could aid rehab (Engineering.com)

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. (see also GizmagInnovation Toronto, News-Medical)

GMO wheat investigation closes but another one opens (OPB)

Carol Mallory-Smith, a professor of weed science at Oregon State University, said that the rogue wheat — and other cases in which genetically modified crops have wandered far afield from their designated research plots — show that APHIS needs to monitor field trials of genetically modified crops more carefully.

OSU encourages students to be good neighbors (Gazette-Times)

Sunday afternoon, a pair of volunteers in orange shirts knocked on Oregon State University junior Max Dimm’s door to talk to him about community pride, getting to know the people around him and being a good neighbor. The volunteers, OSU staffers Carolyn Boyd and Lisa Hoogesteger, were part of a group of about 20 volunteers to canvass the neighborhood on the north side of OSU’s campus during the university’s inaugural celebration of Good Neighbor Day. The university also held a festival across the street from Fred Meyer on Kings Boulevard as a way to spread the event’s message to students.

Why to exercise today: Beat back the toxic stress of life (WBUR)

Apparently all manner of stress — whether it’s bad morning traffic, or the death of someone you love — can harm your health in deep and profound ways. That’s according to a soon-to-be published study by researchers at Oregon State University. But the key, as NPR reports, is how you manage your stress. (see also Mic)

OSU students move into dorms (KEZI)

It’s move-in day for students at Oregon State University. Thousands of students lined up at different residence halls Tuesday to check in and get their keys. (see also KVAL, Gazette-Times)

OSU celebrates new students (Gazette-Times)

Thousands of Oregon State University students formed up on the lawn of the Memorial Union Quad, grouped themselves up by major, and proceeded on a march through campus. If it weren’t for the lack of black robes, the scene would have looked exactly like OSU’s procession for graduation.

Kids with autism inactive, yet similar fitness levels to peers (Psych Central)

Oregon State University investigators found that children with autism averaged 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day of sitting. (see also Science World Report)

New art in Austin Hall lends drama, honors history of College of Business (LIFE@OSU)

In the heart of Austin Hall a two story-high art installation gleams warmly, its tiled surface inviting visitors to look a little more closely at all the images interwoven within the piece

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.

Oregon’s largest education building receives LEED Platinum certification (Inhabit)

Funded by a public-private partnership model, the recently completed two-building complex will be used by three of Oregon’s top universities: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland State University, and Oregon State University. The remarkable 650,000-square-foot building incorporates numerous sustainable features including green roofs, stormwater collection, energy-efficient lighting, and climate control.

OSU sells out permits for cheapest, most expensive parking zones (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University has sold out its allocation of permits in most of the highest-priced and lowest-priced zones in its new parking system. Meredith Williams, the associate director of transportation services, told the Gazette-Times on Monday that OSU has distributed all of its permits in the A1 and A2 zones as well as all of the passes available in C zones.

Oregon program breaks up school day with brief exercise (Psych Central)

A new survey finds that an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity to the daily routine of elementary school students was very popular with both students and teachers, and offered clear advantages for overly sedentary educational programs. Called “Brain Breaks,” the DVD was developed and produced by the Healthy Youth Program of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University (OSU). (see also KLCCGlobe & Mail)

Where do low-income students stand in public higher ed? (Education Drive)

Oregon State University is cited as an example of a public institution that committed hard to the strategy of attracting more students — particularly high-achieving students — at the expense of low-income students. In the 2012-13 school year, 19% of the university’s freshmen had no financial aid and received an average of $4,000 each in merit aid. Meanwhile, Pell Grant recipients make up 34% of the enrollment and pay a net average price of $13,506, which is the 70th highest for public schools.

15th Street reopens in Corvallis (KEZI)

It’s a week before school starts at Oregon State, and a huge construction project is finally letting traffic through again.

Competitive standards strengthen Oregon’s forests (Forbes)

Governor John Kitzhaber’s actions show he understands the importance of getting Oregon’s forestry policies right. Over the past year, at the direction of the Governor, the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Business Development Department and the Oregon State University College of Forestry studied the issue; their newly released report tracks with our previous research and conclusions.

OSU freshmen required to take classes on alcohol, sexual violence prevention courses (KVAL)

Oregon State University now requires its incoming students to take two new online courses designed to help prevent sexual violence on campus. “Our president told us that retention is important and graduation rates are important and high risk drinking is going to get in the way of that and sexual violence is going to get in the way of that,” said OSU’s Substance Abuse Coordinator Robert Reff.

Festival highlights Albany’s growing Latino population (Democrat-Herald)

“It’s a growing population, and they don’t expect the growth to change,” said Tina Dodge Vera, a family and community health faculty member for the Oregon State University Extension Service. Dodge Vera added that the mid-Willamette Valley’s Hispanic or Latino population seems sure to boom in the coming years as today’s children reach adulthood and raise families.

Land policy changes would sequester more carbon and conserve habitat (Phys. Org)

Rewarding landowners for converting farmland into forest will be key to sequestering carbon and providing wildlife habitat, according to a new study by Oregon State University and collaborators. (see also Environmental News Network)

Fort Hoskins talk to focus on family life (Gazette-Times)

Brauner, who teaches in the anthropology department at Oregon State University, has been excavating and researching the site near Kings Valley since 1976. Among the latest discoveries is the fact that the fort housed more women and children than previously believed, including the family of Capt. Christopher Colon Augur, the fort’s first commanding officer.

Producers react cautiously to FDA revisions (Capital Press)

“The devil’s in the details of all this,” said Oregon State University researcher Clint Shock, who is advising onion growers in Oregon and Idaho on the issue. “It’s going to take some time to be able to figure out what all of this stuff means.”

The Anarres Project (Corvallis Advocate)

The Anarres Project, founded by Oregon State University professors Joseph Orosco and Tony Vogt, is a forum to discuss social change from a similar perspective. The project poses challenging questions. What if humanity, rather than despairing of change in a materially-limited world, shared resources and ideas? What does a just society look like?

Modoc sucker escapes threat of extinction (JPR)

At the time, biologists believed the fish had only 12.9 miles of habitat in seven streams in Northern California’s Pit River Basin.  To everyone’s surprise, Oregon State University discovered in 2001 that the fish also lived in Oregon waters, but had been misidentified as the Sacramento sucker.

Oregon State horticulture study brings life, color to Langley streets (South Whidbey Record)

A horticulture major at Oregon State University, Martin fulfilled several duties as a summer intern for the Langley Main Street Association.

Czero to provide engineering expertise for new Onboard Dynamics natural gas vehicle (InnovatioNews)

The technology behind Onboard Dynamics emerged from an R&D collaboration between Czero and Oregon State University-Cascades.

Can more trees cause healthier babies? (Statesman Journal)

Mothers who live in greener areas deliver healthier babies, a new study from Oregon State University shows. Plenty of grass, trees and other green vegetation leads to longer terms and higher birth weights, researchers from OSU and the University of British Columbia found.

Budgeting with beans (Democrat-Herald)

Arthenayake and Staci Rick, a third-year marketing student at Oregon State University, are using the program to teach a new financial literacy class to seventh- and eighth-graders at Pioneer each Friday as part of that school’s social studies curriculum.

OSU Greek Life learns fire safety (KEZI)

Wednesday, dozens of Oregon State University fraternity and sorority leaders got to learn the ropes first hand by putting out their own fires.

Aquarium divers assist with survey (Newport News-Times)

The aquarium, in partnership with researchers from Oregon State University, is doing all of the surveys to establish baseline population information for Oregon’s new marine reserves. These reports will help create a picture of what these areas look like underwater so ODFW can make informed decisions while managing these sites.

Get paid to taste test food at the Food Innovation Center (KATU)

Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center in northwest Portland offers local consumers the chance to get paid to taste test food.

OSU research challenges carbon thinking (Corvallis Advocate)

A study from Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Science examines various federal policy options for meaningfully addressing climate change, finally concluding that things get messy.

You can alter your genetic destiny with a healthy diet (Buffalo News)

But Dashwood, professor of cancer prevention and molecular toxicology at Oregon State University, said scientists now know that genes can be switched on and off. DNA and other proteins in the gene contain molecular “tags” that instruct a gene to be active or inactive. Environment and lifestyle can trigger these tags to be added or removed – essentially turning the gene on or off.

Learn to diagnose plant illness like drought stress with online Oregon State University course (Oregonian)

Identifying diseases, pests and other threats to plant health can be a challenge for even the most experienced gardener or landscaper. A new online course from Oregon State University aims to make diagnosing sick plants and choosing the right treatment easier.


NEW! Faculty Staff Fitness: Classes for Fall Term begin today, Sept. 29. We have added two new classes: Couch to 5K and Tonergy for Fall and are taking registrations for the Beaver Strides program as well. If you are looking for a little bit more flexibility, then come talk to us about our Fall Flex passes. Register today to reserve your spot.

NEW! Beaver Strides: Beaver Strides Move it Monday walks take place every Monday during the academic year rain or shine (excluding holidays). We meet at noon near the southeast entrance of Student Health Services (Plageman Building) and walk for 45 minutes on various routes near campus. Stay tuned each week to see what special guest will be joining us on our walk. All walking speeds and abilities are welcome.

Upcoming Events

NEW! 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.

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

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

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Aggregate demand discussion: The School of Public Policy presents Jang-Ting Guo, economist from UC Riverside, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m., Sept. 30, in Nash 214. Guo will speak on “News about the Aggregate Demand and the Business Cycle.”

NEW! 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 Oct. 1, and Oct. 6.  See the announcement for times and locations http://mytime.oregonstate.edu/open-labs-fall-2014.

NEW! Dissertation defense:  Xiaoou Han, PhD candidate in Wood Science & Engineering will defend their dissertation entitled, “Marketing Sophistication in the Forest Products Industry”.  The defense will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1  at 8 a.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 115.  Open to the public.

NEW! Talk on linking teacher equality, student attendance and achievement: The School of Public Policy is presenting Seth Gershenson, economist, from American University, to speak, Oct. 1, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in Milam 206. He will speak on “Linking Teacher Equality, Student Attendance and Student Achievement.”

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Robert Cardiff, Center for Comparative Medicine, UC Davis, will present a seminar “Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Cancer: Lessons from the Mouse ” on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

NEW! Winter 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Watershed-based Partnerships for a Resilient World: Laura Condon (Colorado School of Mines) will speak on “The Role of Regional Scale Watershed Management in Natural Systems: Connections, Interactions and Feedbacks,” Wednesday, Oct. 1, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 305

NEW! Triad: Is OSU lying about its age? At the Oct. 2 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, hear George Edmonston, former editor of the Oregon Stater, discuss OSU’s origins. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $11. See http://oregonstate.edu/triad.

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! Parking permit availability: If you have not yet purchased an annual parking permit for the 2014-15 academic year, you may still get one for zones B1 and B2 zones, and for on campus residents, in the BR zone. http://parking.oregonstate.edu/purchase-permit If you have questions, please contact Parking Services at parking@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-2583

NEW! Professional development: Fall-term training workshops, sponsored by Center for Learning & Organizational Development., are open for registration at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23. Workshops are offered at no cost, and designed to support the professional development of OSU faculty and staff.

NEW! Center for Teaching Fall Professional Learning Community: In OSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning’s “Facilitating PLC’s – Building Cultures of Inquiry,” participants will design and implement a professional learning community for a specific program.  Upon completion participants will receive a stipend paid as professional development funds. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/facilitating-plcs for guidelines and applications. Applications due Oct. 3. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, Oct 15, 29; Nov 12, 26; and Dec 12, noon to 2 p.m. in Milam 215.

NEW! Ag Sci has moved: The College of Agricultural Sciences and related units have moved from Strand Agriculture Hall to Bexell Hall.  Units include:  Office of the Dean, CAS Academic Programs, Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, Art About Agriculture, Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program, Department of Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture in the Classroom, and Oregon FFA Association.  Phone numbers remain the same. The relocation is for one year while Strand Agriculture Hall is being seismically upgraded and renovated.

NEW! Recreational Sports Fall Term: There is a lot going on in Recreational Sports, from Fall intramural leagues, fitness offerings like Fit Pass classes and Dam Fit, and lots of adventure opportunities supported by the Adventure Leadership Institute. Head over to Recreational Sports to learn more. The Recreation Services Desk will have extended hours from Sept. 29 – Oct. 9, 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday.

NEW! Registration is open for Social Media, Mobile and Reputation Management Strategies: Course four in the Digital Brand Management Certificate offered by the College of Writing, Literature and Film in partnership with Professional and Continuing Education, will teach techniques to leverage digital resources and engage audiences in support of organization and business objectives. Course begins Oct. 13, $475. Register now!

NEW! General Research Fund (GRF) Fall 2014: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Fall 2014 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Oct. 20.

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.

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.”

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.

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

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.

Education Program Assistant 1 (Internal Employment Opportunity) – Washington County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.80 FTE), limited duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Hillsboro.  Posting # 0013119. Closes Oct.1.

Fiscal Coordinator 2 – University Shared Services Enterprise invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Fiscal Coordinator 2 position. Posting # 0013091. Closes Oct 1.

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– Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management invites applicants for a part-time, (.90 FTE) Office Specialist 2 position. Posting number 0013092. Closes Oct. 2.

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.

Analyst Programmer, Competency Level 2 – Information Services – Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 position. Posting # 0013105. Closes Oct 3.

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.

Purchasing Analyst 3– Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), limited duration appointment expected to last for 1 year from the appointment begin date. Posting number 0013106. Closes Oct. 6.

Purchasing Analyst 3. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Purchasing Analyst 3 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year from the appointment begin date. Posting #0013106. Closes Oct. 6.

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.

Human Resources Business Analyst – The Office Of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, HR Business Analyst position. Posting #0013102. Closes Oct. 8.

Office Assistant  – Clatsop County Extension invites applications for a part-time, intermittent, (.15 FTE) Office Assistant position located in Astoria.  Posting # 0013114. Closes Oct. 8.

Fiscal Coordinator 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Fiscal Coordinator 1 position for Business Affairs. Posting #0012944. Closes Oct. 9.

Education Program Assistant 1  – Jackson County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013108. Closes Oct. 10.

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

Sidewalk Closure at Washington and 15th Street Intersection: Sidewalks along 15th Street were ordered to remain barricaded closed until the railroad has completed installation of the railroad signal arm crossing gates, which the railroad expects to be completed by November.  Pedestrians traveling east-west are encouraged to use the new sidewalks and crosswalks. Those traveling north-south should use the detour in place toward 17th Street. For your continued safety, please only use approved railroad crossings. Encourage everyone to exercise extreme caution around this and all construction sites.  Do not cross barricades and restricted areas.

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: Welcome to Fall Term! After a gorgeous weekend, we’re back to showers, with a chance of rain after 11 a.m. and a high of 70. Showers likely tonight with a chance for more showers tomorrow. Low of 51.

Central Oregon: Sunny with a high of 65. Chance of showers overnight, low of 44. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Rain likely today, high of 62, low of 52. Chance of showers tomorrow.

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

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