OSU Today

Thursday, Oct. 9, 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.

OSU study: Rivers recover fast after dam removal (KTVZ)

A study of the removal of two dams in Oregon suggests that rivers can return surprisingly fast to a condition close to their natural state, both physically and biologically, and that the biological recovery might outpace the physical recovery, Oregon State University reported Wednesday. (see also Oregonian, Register-Guard, Environmental News Network)

State ag board lines up legislative priorities (Newberg Tribune)

Improve international and domestic market access for state farm goods by funding Oregon State University programs aimed at “business development, value added manufacturing and other rural economic development initiatives.”

Limericks liven up science lessons (Register-Guard)

That homemade-up example of the genre describes Kevin Ahern, professor of biochemistry at Oregon State University, who really seems to be obsessed by the familiar, often funny (and originally, apparently frequently obscene) form of poetry.

Medical breakthrough at Wildlife Safari (KEZI)

Wildlife Safari says there are fewer than 10,000 cheetahs left, and they’re considered very difficult to breed. But after two years of working with Oregon State University and others, vets confirmed the successful procedure via ultrasound.

NOAA Sea Grant awards $15.9 million for projects to build resilient coastal communities (NOAA)

Research to improve community understanding of ocean acidification and other climate change-related effects on coastal communities, economies, fisheries and ecosystems. Changes in ocean chemistry can influence important ecosystem services, jobs, and economic activity such as the seafood industry and ecotourism. In Oregon, a grant will support research by Sea Grant to develop oysters that are more tolerant of acidic waters.

Be Well Run, Walk ‘N Roll celebrates fifth year (LIFE@OSU)

Runners, race walkers and anyone looking for a brisk fall stroll are invited to participate in a 5-kilometer run/1-mile walk on Oct. 17 at Oregon State University. It is free and open to the public.

Eugene Symphony musician recovers his stolen bass (Register-Guard)

Meyn, who teaches music at Oregon State University in Corvallis, said he has played the same instrument since his junior year of high school. He never had it appraised, but guesses that a new bass with comparable sound could cost between $10,000 and $15,000.

Pulley mechanism may hold promise in improving lost hand function (Rehab Magazine)

According to a recent Oregon State University (OSU) news release, engineers at the university recently developed and successfully demonstrated a simple pulley mechanism designed to improve hand function after surgery.

Man arrested twice in five hours (KEZI)

Not only five hours later, the members at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity near Oregon State University were in the middle of their weekly chapter meeting. Suddenly, the 70-some members noticed a man running through the basement of their house.

Pros and cons of Measure 91 (Corvallis Advocate)

According to Seth Crawford, instructor in Oregon State University’s department of sociology and market specialist, low taxes are key to creating a formal legal marijuana economy. This couldn’t be truer when you look at states like Washington, where tax rates out-priced product and consumers turned to the black market for cheaper options.

Brian Doyle’s latest book available Friday (Lake Oswego Review)

The book is published by Oregon State University Press and is available online at http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/children-and-other-wild-animals.

Message in a bottle (Corvallis Advocate)

These devices look like large orange soda bottles with short antennas, and contain radio equipment to transmit their location. They only have a battery life of about 30 months, and then they must be physically found for the data to be collected, according to Samuel Chan, a watershed health specialist with Oregon State University Extension and Oregon Sea Grant.

Today

PEBB Health Plan Presentations : Oct. 9 in the MU Ballroom West.  Short-term & Long-term Disability, 9 a.m.- 10 a.m., presented by Standard Insurance.  PEBB Plans Overview & HEM, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.  Presented by PEBB.  No registration is required.  The morning presentations will be streamed lived and recorded for those that cannot attend.  If you have any questions, please contact Employee Benefits at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu.

Flu Shot Clinics for Students/Faculty/Staff – Thursday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the MU Journey Room, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $20 (charged to student account, or to PacificSource if a grad assistant). Faculty/Staff: $30 (charged to PEBB Insurance or by cash or check). Bring OSU ID card and Providence or PacificSource insurance cards. FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.

Employee Benefits Fair: Health Insurance and Pension/Retirement providers will be available to answer your questions as well as various OSU resources.  Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., MU Ballroom.  For a complete listing of providers that will be present visit:  Employee Benefits Fair. If you have any questions, please contact Employee Benefits at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu.

Undoing Border Imperialism:  Activist and author Harsha Walia will discuss her recent book and her extensive work building immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire. Thursday, Oct. 9, noon, MU La Raza Room.

NEW! Bee product seminar: Ahmed G. Hegazi, professor of Microbiology and Immunology, National Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt, will speak on  “Influence of honey in mice bearing Ehrlich carcinoma on immune status” at noon, Oct. 9, in Dryden Hall 104. Hegazi is president of Egyptian Environmental Society for uses and production of bee products, Secretary of Egyptian Society of Apitherapy, and  Secretary General of African Federation of Apiculture Associations. Bring your “Brown Bag” lunch.

Triad: Why Accreditation Matters. At the Oct. 9 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Tammy Bray, dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, will discuss the college’s recognition as Oregon’s only accredited school of public health. 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. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat. See http://oregonstate.edu/triad.

Medicare Basics Workshop Come and learn the basics of Medicare and understand how Medicare Supplemental plans work. – Oct. 9, 2 – 4 p.m., MU Ballroom West. No registration is required.  If you have any questions, please contact Employee Benefits at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu. Presented by: Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA).

Tebeau Hall: The dedication of Tebeau Hall takes place Thursday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., 1351 S.W. Washington Ave. Requests for accommodations can be made at 541-737-4771.

Faculty senate: The October 9 Faculty Senate meeting will be in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall from 3-5 p.m.; the agenda is online at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/faculty-senate-thu-2014-10-09-1500.  Agenda items include: Presentation of proposed Bylaws revisions, Open Enrollment Information, Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Report, Canvas Conversion, AlcoholEdu and Haven,  Game Day Parking, President Ray’s State of the University Address.

Postdoc Research Symposium: OSU is celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week with the third annual Postdoc Research Symposium on Oct. 9.  There will be a wine/appetizer/poster session in MU 49 (Horizon Conference Room – the old bookstore) from 5 to 7 p.m. Provost Sabah Randhawa will be speaking shortly after 5 p.m. For more information about the OSU Postdocs Association, see http://www.oregonstate.edu/opa/

Beyond the Body: An Ecological Approach of Religious Materiality:  Manuel Vasquez, Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Florida, will argue for continued centrality of the body in the study of religion exploring ecological, cultural, and social networks as keys to how religion is lived.  Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., MU Journey Room.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Meditation Mob: Join us in a relaxing and rejuvenating guided meditation during a break between classes. Monday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the Quad.

Mental health event in the Quad: Interactive booths with information on mental health, free food, and prizes. Friday, Oct. 10, noon to 3 p.m. on the MU steps.

Music à la Carte: The “brown bag” concert series, Music à la Carte, takes place Fridays at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. The free, 45-minute concerts are held most Fridays during fall, winter, and spring terms. On Oct. 10, the guest is the Oregon Chamber Players Quartet.

Fireworks: Oregon State University is inviting students, faculty, staff and community members to Goss Stadium this Friday to celebrate being a part of “Beaver Nation” with free food, prizes and a fireworks show. The activities, which are free and open to the public, begin at 7 p.m., Oct. 10 at Goss Stadium (the baseball park) on campus.

Book reading: Visiting OSU faculty members Nick Dybek and Inara Verzemnieks will read at the Valley Library Rotunda on Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A and book signing. Dybek is the recipient of a Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, a Maytag Fellowship, as well as a selection in “Granta New Voices.” Verzemnieks, a former reporter for “The Oregonian,” is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award and the Richard J. Margolis Award of the Blue Mountain Center.

Speed Mock Interviews:  Sign up on Beaver Careers for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with Employers and Career Specialists. You will receive valuable feedback to prepare you for the real thing, so bring your resume. This event will take place on Tuesday Oct. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., in MU 206. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

OSU District Plan Open Houses:  OSU is hosting two pubic open house events in October to provide updates on the OSU District Plan development with the community and to give community members an opportunity to share comments and concerns with OSU planning staff.  All are welcome to attend these no-cost Open Houses: Oct. 21, 4-7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center and Oct. 23, 5-8 p.m., at Chintimini Senior and Community Center.  For more information, contact David Dodson at 541-737-8503 or visit the OSU District Plan Updates page.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Running effective meetings: Registration is still open for “Running Effective Meetings” and other workshops presented by the Center of Learning & Organizational Development. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23 for details and to register.

NEW! 25th Annual Yunker Physics Lecture: Eric Cornell, JILA, NIST & University of Colorado at Boulder, will speak about “Particle paleontology: looking for fossils from the early universe inside the electron”, Monday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. in 151 Weniger Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information visit: http://physics.oregonstate.edu.

NEW! OSU Center for the Humanities Film Lecture:  Jon Lewis, Center Research Fellow and faculty in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, will discuss macabre mysteries of postwar Los Angeles and the restructuring of Hollywood cinema in Nothing Sadder Than the Truly Monstrous: The Black Dahlia Murder and Transition-era Hollywood on Monday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m., in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave. A reception from 5-7 p.m. will follow.

NEW! Science Pub: Science and Buddhism might seem to have little in common, but they share surprising similarities. At the Oct. 13 Corvallis Science Pub, Dee Denver, an associate professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University, will explore the intersection of these two traditions. The Science Pub presentation is free and open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. 2nd St. in Corvallis.

NEW! Zotero, EndNote, and Data Management workshops at The Valley Library: The Fall Grad Student & Faculty Workshop Series kicks off on Oct. 13. Learn to capture, manage and cite your research sources with Zotero (Oct. 13) or EndNote (Oct. 14). Thinking about your research data or developing your data management plan? Learn to manage it effectively and efficiently with Intro to Data Management (Oct. 14). View the full series offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Save the Date for the 2014 State of the Coast Conference: Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Florence Events Center. Sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, State of the Coast is the coastal conference for everyone. Program highlights include: informative talks on current marine science and policy issues, a student poster session, hands-on activities, and great Oregon coastal food. Plus a keynote address by award winning, bestselling author Paul Greenberg, who will talk about how it’s time to bring back local seafood in the U.S. Registration: $35 general / $25 student. For additional information: stateofthecoast.com

Consumer-Directed Advertising for Noninvasive Prenatal Tests: George Estreich (School of Writing, Literature and Film) will discuss the patterns and assumptions in consumer-directed advertising for the new noninvasive prenatal tests aimed at Down syndrome and other genetic conditions.  Friday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m., Milam 301, sponsored by Disability Studies @ OSU.

Registration is open for Social Media, Mobile and Reputation Management StrategiesCourse 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!

Hip-Hop Festival and Symposium: The College of Liberal Arts will host a Hip-Hop Festival and Symposium featuring performances, workshops and panel discussions about hip hop music and culture at Reser Stadium, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Featured artists include MC Lyte, Lil Flip and Illmaculate. Admission is free with OSU i.d. $15 in advance for general public, $20 at the door.

Latina American Artists at OSU: Art can be a powerful vehicle for social change.  Artists and student affairs professionals, Claudia Ramirez Islas and Juliana Recio, share their artwork and discuss issues of disability, immigration, self-expression, and inspirational intersections with Frida Kahlo in this interactive afternoon workshop. Oct 22, 2 – 3:50 p.m., Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez. Spaces are limited, and supplies will be provided.  RSVP to Charlene.Martinez@oregonstate.edu.

New Faculty Orientation: The Research Office will host a half day New Faculty Orientation event on Oct. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center C&E Hall that will introduce you to critical information, resources, and services to empower your research, and outreach efforts. Lunch is provided. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/research/. For questions contact Jane Cigarran at jane.cigarran@oregonstate.edu .

News for Employees

NEW! Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is Oct. 24 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Fall 2014.  Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For additional information, please visit: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

Update voter registration information: In order to participate in the Nov. 4 General Election, voters must be registered by Oct. 14.  If you have moved since the last election you will need to re-register using your current address to ensure your ballot will reach you. It is not legal for anyone, including the post office, to forward your ballot. Voter registration cards are available from ASOSU in Snell Hall, the Memorial Union, and other campus locations. You can also register to vote online at the Oregon Secretary of State’s website: http://www.oregonvotes.org/.

Bike parking survey volunteers needed!  Ever needed to park your bike but there wasn’t a place in sight? Help the OSU Alternative Transportation Advisory Committee address bike parking issues on campus by surveying bike parking utilization on Oct. 14 and 15, or Oct. 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. To thank participants, the Sustainability Office and Parking Services will provide volunteers a swag item.  See more or contact alaina.hawley@oregonstate.edu.

Dam Fit @ RecSports– Last Chance to Register: Get motivated, get strong, get results. Your last chance to register for the Fall Dam Fit program is Friday, Oct. 10. Dam Fit is small-group, interval training incorporating strength, agility and cardio. Open to all fitness levels, this fitness program will progress you toward your personal fitness and wellness goals. Learn more here and register at the Recreation Services Desk in Dixon by Friday! Contact Erika Hanselman-Green with questions.

OSU athletics supports breast cancer awareness: Oregon State Athletics is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in the spirit of the cause is offering 1,000 free tickets for families (limit of 4) touched by any form of cancer for the Thurs., Oct. 16 home football game vs. Utah. The outreach is part of the department’s new “BeaversSalute” program. Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis and available through the OSU Athletic Ticket Office by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS and referencing “BeaversSalute families touched by cancer.”

PCOSW Scholarship Applications: Applications for PCOSW scholarships are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, or PCOSW, provides funding to women faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities, as well as individuals conducting research related to women’s issues. Scholarships range from $500 to $1000 and are awarded during fall, winter, and spring terms; the deadline is Friday of Week 5 with notification in Week 7. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/pcosw/awards-and-scholarships

Faculty Senate Elections – Faculty with Split Appointments: According to the Faculty Senate Bylaws, non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Senate purposes. FTE will not be split among units. This choice will determine Senate representation. Contact Vickie Nunnemaker at vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu by noon, Oct. 17 with your selection. Provide your name, the units you are split between, and the unit with which you prefer to be apportioned; Indicate ‘Split Appointment’ in the subject line.

URSA-ENGAGE: The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking research project proposals from OSU faculty for the 2015 URSA-ENGAGE Program, which will provide freshman, sophomore and transfer student researchers (in their first year at OSU) under faculty guidance with stipends of up $1,500 for the winter, spring and fall terms of 2015. The Faculty Research Project Proposal Application Deadline is Oct. 29, available here: http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/ For more information, contact Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu.

NSF partnership: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation- Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships program. The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsfstc. Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development, Mary.Phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Oct. 13.

NSF physics program: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation- Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics program. The Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics will be a center to advance theoretical AMO physics and lead in motivating and explaining new experimental work in AMO and other areas of science. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/theory-institute-atomic-molecular-and-optical-physics. Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development, Mary.Phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Oct. 13.

NSF biological field stations/marine laboratories: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation- Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories program. Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSMLs) are off-campus facilities for research and education conducted in the natural habitats of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/wf-fsml. Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development, Mary.Phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Oct. 14.

Keck Foundation: The OSU Foundation is calling for concept papers that have the potential to meet the funding interests of the W.M. Keck Foundation. which seeks to support outstanding basic research in science, engineering and medicine that will have a significant impact in solving complex issues and problems and  also strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/keck-foundation. Information: Martha Coleman, Director of Principal Gifts for Foundation Relations, OSU Foundation,  Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu or Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development, Mary.Phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 19.

Jobs

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

The Oregon State University Foundation (OSUF) has three openings for experienced higher education major gift officers.  These positions will join existing fundraising teams in the College of Engineering, the College of Business and in Athletics.  Please note: the positions for the College of Engineering and for Athletics are located in the Foundation’s Portland office; the position for the College of Business could be located in either Corvallis or Portland. If you are interested in advancing your career in an organization that is making a difference, please complete the Foundation’s job application, and send it with your cover letter and resume to Patricia Kenney, Sr. Director of Human Resources, osuf.hr@oregonstate.edu

Student Services Transfer Manager: The Office of Enrollment Management invites applicants for a full-time Administrator 3 – Student Services position.  Posting #0013041. Closes Oct. 10.

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.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accountant 1.  Posting #0013116.  Closes Oct. 12.

Fiscal Coordinator 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Fiscal Coordinator 1 position for Business Affairs. Posting #0012944. Closes Oct. 13.

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 Oct. 13.

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.

Information Technology Consultant, Competency Level 2 – Information Services – Community Network invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Information Technology Consultant, competency level 2 position. Posting # 0013134. Closes Oct 16.

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.

Marketing Manager –Professional & Continuing Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Marketing Manager, Posting #0013123. Closes Oct. 19.

Accountant 2. This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, .50 FTE (approximately 20 hours per week) Accountant 2 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013133. Closes Oct. 20.

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.

Outreach Program Coordinator (Farm Manager) – Jackson County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.49 FTE),  Farm Manager position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013139. Closes Oct. 31.

The OSU Alumni Association is recruiting for an Early Engagement Director. Apply by Oct. 31. Application instructions and position description are posted at: www.osualum.com/jobs

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.

Public Info Representative 2–Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Public Info Representative 2, Posting #0013175. Closes Nov. 1.

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

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film  invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This position will teach five undergraduate and graduate courses, on a trimester system, in global (non-western) related film electives and film theory. Posting #0013155. Closes Jan. 30, 2015.

Traffic and maintenance

Benton Place: As part of the Beaver Nation Fire Works Grand Finale, the southern half of the Benton Place Parking Lot will be closed Friday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Congestion: An open house program takes place Oct. 10 in LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.  OSU Fall Preview will host more than 800 prospective students and their families. Due to this, there will be an increase in vehicles and foot-traffic during campus tours.

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.

Weather 

Corvallis: “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house,” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne. Mostly sunny today with a high of 75. Partly cloudy tonight and 51. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 72 and a low of 39. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny after morning fog, high of 64. Low tonight of 55. Chance of rain tomorrow.

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

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