OSU Today

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 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.

Dear Professor Einstein (Scientific American)

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) are seeking help with the transcription of thousands of documents, letters and records kept by the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Albert Einstein formed the committee in 1946 to educate the public on the dangers of atomic warfare and the mounting need for world peace.

Ocean rocks can capture methane, a potent greenhouse gas (Portland Tribune)

“No one had really examined these rocks as living habitats before,” says Andrew Thurber, an Oregon State University marine ecologist and co-author of a paper published Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the journal Nature Communications. “In previous studies” Thurber says, “we had seen remnants of microbes in the rocks – DNA and lipids – but we thought they were relics of past activity. We didn’t know they were active.” (see also Phys Org, Environmental News Network)

Beaver Nation celebrated with fireworks show (LIFE@OSU)

Around 3,000 Oregon State University and Corvallis community members turned out to celebrate “Beaver Nation,” on Oct. 10 at Goss Stadium. The event included free pizza, prizes and a fireworks show.

Megaquake could hit West Coast (CNN)

Using historic data, scientists like Dr. Chris Goldfinger, a marine geologist and professor at Oregon State University, can forecast the probability of another great quake.

Plan ahead for OSU gameday parking (KEZI)

It’s Beaver gameday this Thursday at Oregon State University, and that means heavy traffic flow on a day classes are in session.

OSU emergency preparedness app (KEZI)

At 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16, schools, companies, and organizations all over the state will participate in the Great Oregon Shakeout – a reminder for everyone to know what to do in case of an earthquake. But a planner at Oregon State University says this week is the perfect time to refresh one’s memory about all types of emergencies.

County unveils outdoor stormwater lab (Gazette-Times)

Officially known as the Oregon State University-Benton County Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research Facility, the lab is a neatly landscaped rectangle about one-third the size of a football field.

District recieves, gives grants (Lebanon Express)

The grant is a federally-funded college access and success program that increases the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. It is part of Oregon State University’s Office of Precollege Programs.

Suicide prevention walk begins tonight (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University and the Corvallis School District are collaborating to hold the “Finding the Light” suicide awareness and prevention walk tonight. The walk begins at 7 p.m. at the Central Park gazebo, with a brief talk including information about how to prevent suicide, and potentially a speaker who lost a child to suicide.

Food labeling measure sparks conflicting claims (Gazette-Times)

Steve Strauss, a distinguished professor of biotechnology at OSU, began the program by saying that several major reports from leading scientific organizations have firmly established the principle that when it comes to food labeling, it’s the product that matters, not the process that created it. In other words, if a genetically modified organism is safe, then the process used to produce that GMO is irrelevant.

Vitamin E intake vital during the first 1,000 days (Doctor Tipster)

Maret Traber, a professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, principal investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute and national expert on vitamin E says that often false alarms are raised by some critics about excessive vitamin E intake. However, the fact is vitamin E intake in most people’s diet is not sufficient.

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? (Central Oregonian)

In October, 2013 ODFW initiated a partnership with Oregon State University to provide a Ph. D. student to study wolf-cougar interactions and wolf predation rates on northeastern Oregon ungulates. Specific objectives of this project are: 1) Determine prey selection of wolves in multiple packs in Oregon where prey availability differs among packs; 2) Determine effects of presence of wolf pack(s) on population dynamics and habitat use of cougar in the Mt. Emily Wildlife Management Unit; and 3) Evaluate factors which may influence elk and deer populations and their habitat utilization in a mixed carnivore system with wolves.

Brazil must choose between change and continuity (The Canal)

Post written by María Fernanda Castillo, a political scientist and postgraduate student in international politics at Oregon State University.

Lifecycle analysis shows benefits of renewable energy (Sustainable Business)

Researchers at Oregon State University looked at two typical 2-megawatt wind turbines and found they have a 6 month payback. That means, for the first 6 months a turbine operates, it produces the same amount of energy that was required to build and install it in the first place.

Specialty crop block grants boost Oregon agriculture (Ag Weekly)

Oregon State University’s Small Farms Program will use a $56,055 grant to fund Phase III of the successful Growing Entrepreneurs program in partnership with Rogue Farm Corps with the goal of training the next generation of Oregon’s farmers. With organic produce buyers reporting large supply gaps for many crops that could be met by Oregon growers, Oregon Tilth will use a $33,831 grant to help transition interested existing growers into organic production.


Flu Shot Clinic for Students/Faculty/Staff – 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.

Free Photo Booth:  Reduce your stress and take time to be social by taking pictures with silly props. Wednesday, Oct. 15,  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the MU Quad.

Exercise for the Office: Oct. 15, noon to 1 p.m., MU 212.

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

Challenges to Higher Education: What can WE do? A candid conversation with Jose Padin, Professor at Portland State University, to discuss challenges to academic quality, academic freedom, shared governance  and democratic public higher education. Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon-1, MU 13 (Multipurpose room); brown bag lunches welcome.  Sponsored by the OSU Chapter of the AAUP (http://osuaaup.org).

Faculty Conversations with President Ray: The Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two Fall term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Register at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bNRL22smBHFnd0V to register for either Oct. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m., or Nov. 11 from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

Napa Earthquake Seminar – OSU Civil and Construction Engineering professors Andre Barbosa and Ben Mason will give a talk about their post-earthquake reconnaissance experience in Napa, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m., Kearney Hall, Room 112. Presentation topics include previous earthquakes that affected Napa, surface fault rupture, and implications for Oregon.

TAC Webinar: Countdown to Canvas, with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  OSU will begin transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas starting Winter 2015. Join our webinar to learn what Canvas is about, and how instructors can begin to prepare for it this fall.  Oct. 15, 2-2:50 p.m. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough of Technology Across the Curriculum. You can find out more about Canvas and the migration here. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1v0t6yW

NEW! Advisor Coffee Talk: Ben Medeiros, Assistant Director for Living-Learning Communities at University Housing & Dining Services, will join us for a conversation about current and future collaborations between housing and academic affairs.  Specifically, this session will address academic-related initiatives in the residence halls such as academic learning assistants, tutoring in halls, living-learning communities, and more. Wednesday, Oct. 15, LPSC 402,  2-3 p.m.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  John Hammer, Molecular Cell Biology Section, NIH, will present a seminar “Using mouse coat color mutants to explore motor protein: organelle interactions ” on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

NEW! CAS Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement seminars: Candidates for the Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement in the College of Agricultural Sciences will be presenting at forums on campus. Willie Riggs, Director and Regional Administrator, Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center at OSU will present Oct. 15, 3:30-5 p.m. Rob Blair, Professor in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota will present Oct. 20, 10:30-noon. Sam Angima, Regional Administrator and County Leader, Lincoln County Extension Service at OSU will present Oct. 27 3:30-5 p.m. Usman Adamu, Director, Agricultural Education Program and Agricultural Awareness Center at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will present Nov. 13, 10:30-noon. All seminars will be in 202 Kidder.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: William J. Ripple, Distinguished Professor of Ecology, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, will speak onStatus and Ecological Effects of the World’s Largest Carnivores and Herbivores,” Oct. 15, 4 – 5 p.m., Nash 206.

Fall 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Ken Bierly (formerly of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board) will speak on “Watershed Based Partnerships in Public/Private Managed Landscapes,” Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 305.

Did Jesus Claim to be God?:   Join us for a Socratic Club debate between Craig Blomberg (Denver Seminary) and Carl Stecher (Salem State University).  Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Milam Hall Auditorium

Finding the Light: A Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk: An event to raise awareness, support our families and friends, and connect with each other. Wednesday, Oct. 15. Meet at the Gazebo in Central Park at 7 p.m.

Upcoming Events

NEW! SEIU Local 083 Classified Employees Meeting: We have concluded another round of summer BBQ’s and will now return to the Pan-Afrikan Sankofa Room in the Memorial Union (Room 213).  Please join us at noon Oct. 16 for discussion about the SEIU 503 Survey and other updates related to classified employees.  We will provide lunch and beverages for classified employees.

NEW! 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. 17, the guest is the OSU Faculty Showcase: Piano, Woodwinds, Electric Guitar, Voice.

NEW! 2014 Be Well Run Walk ‘N Roll: Enjoy the start to fall with your friends, colleagues, and Corvallis community members and participate in the free  2014 Be Well Run Walk N Roll (5K &1 Mile Walk). Oct. 17, 3:30 to 5 p.m., MU Quad. The scenic route will wind participants throughout Oregon State University’s campus, highlighting picturesque buildings and spaces. Pre-register today.

NEW! 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.

NEW! Taiwanese baseball film screening: A special screening of “Kano,” followed by a q-and-a with the filmmakers will be held Oct. 17 in Milam Auditorium. The film is based on a true story about a multi-racial baseball team from Taiwan that advanced to Japan’s national high school baseball championship in the 1930s. Sponsored by several international student groups. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the film begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $7 for students. Children age 7 and under are free. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/ZoKsu7. For additional information, contact Tracie Tung, 541-602-0178, or tungt@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! OSU Libraries and Press celebrate Open Access Week: Watch for upcoming events: Open Access Week Kickoff Webinar (Oct. 20, noon-1 p.m.), OSU Open Access Policy Mythbusters (Oct. 21, 1-3 p.m.), Organizing Your Photos Workshop (Oct. 22, 3-4 p.m.), screening of The Internet’s Own Boy (Oct. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.) See http://bit.ly/1sBd1k6 or contact Erin Clark erin.clark@oregonstate.edu (7-7314) for more information.

NEW! Fall Career Fairs: The Fall Career Fairs are coming up next week on Oct. 22-23. Please join us in the Ch2M Alumni Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22 for the All Majors Fair and Oct. 23 for the Engineering Fair. Don’t forget to get your photo taken at our Linkedin Photo Booth for a professional photo for use on business networking sites. Find out more at:  http://oregonstate.edu/career/career-fairs

NEW! Drag Show tickets: Enjoy an evening of performances with Drag Queens and Kings at Rainbow Continuum’s Fall Drag Show! Tickets now available in MU 103 or online: $5 General Admission (+$.25 credit card fee), OSU students free with ID. Event: Friday, Oct. 24, LaSells Stewart Center, doors open 7pm. For disability accommodation contact zellerv@onid.orst.edu. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by SORCE. http://tinyurl.com/falldrag2014

River Hydraulics Research Facility Open House – Please join us to celebrate the completion of the new “River Hydraulics Research Facility!” Thursday, Oct. 16, 11:45 a.m., O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory. Learn about capabilities of this new facility and enjoy a barbecue. RSVP to Prof. Arturo Leon.

Valley Library anniversary: OSU is celebrating the Valley Library’s 15th anniversary this month with guided tours led by student employees highlighting the many services and resources the library provides, far beyond books and study space. Tours take place between 2 and 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, and run every 15 minutes (the final tour starts at 3:15 p.m.) They meet in the library foyer on the second floor.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research Facility Open House –   Please join us to learn about this facility project to enhance water quality, provide long-term research and support stormwater and water quality education and outreach.  Thursday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m., Benton County Avery Facility, RSVP to Adam Stebbins, Benton County Projects Coordinator.

Zoologies and Irises:   The Spring Creek Project will be hosting an evening with Alison Deming and Bob Pyle who will read from their new books, Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., Corvallis Arts Center, 700 SW Madison.

BCC Block Party: All are invited to join in the block party at the  Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center starting at 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 17.  This event will feature tours onto the foundation of the gathering hall for the new building, along with providing a fun and festive atmosphere for celebrating the progress of construction. The event will take place at the corner of Memorial and Monroe.  Highlights include a DJ, BBQ dinner and other entertainment.  For more information contact University Events at 541-737-0724 or events@oregonstate.edu.

Wellness Workshop, Tasty Bites Walking Tour: Nutrition and physical activity combine in a walking tour around campus Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Learn about dining options, healthy choices and smart purchasing practices as we highlight campus dining destinations! Samples provided. Free to OSU community. Be one of the first 25 to pre-register and receive a $5 MU food Retail gift certificate. Pre-register here.

Symphony kickoff: The Corvallis-OSU Symphony opens the 2014-2015 concert season with works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven in a concert titled “The Classics,” on Thursday, Oct. 22at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th Street. The program will be conducted by Music Director and Oregon State University Music Professor Marlan Carlson. Tickets: $22-$32 reserved, $20 general admission. Reserved seating may be purchased online only at www.cosusymphony.org. General admission tickets may be purchased in advance at Grass Roots Books & Music, 137 SW Third St. Tickets are also available for purchase one hour before the concert at the LaSells Stewart Center ticket counter. Students free with ID.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Department of Anthropology, Tan Sack lecture series: Jane Hill, University of Arizona Linguistic Anthropology Professor Emerita, will present on the language of race. The three terms “race”, “language”, and “culture” refer to historical processes that are in principle independent of one another.  However, in much contemporary talk about language in the U.S., she will argue, the three are collapsed, both implicitly and explicitly. Friday, Oct. 17, noon. Waldo Hall 201.

NEW! The SPP Brownbag Series Todd Pugatch and Elizabeth Schroeder (OSU Economics) present “Teacher Pay and Student Performance: Evidence from the Gambian Hardship Allowance.” Friday, Oct. 17, at noon in Fairbanks 304. The event is free and open to the OSU community.

NEW! Speech Communication Colloquium: Mark Moore will present “Rhetoric and the Art of Connection/Connection and the Art of Rhetoric” on Friday, Oct. 17, from 4 to 5 p.m., in Gilkey Hall 113. This research considers the role and function of synecdoche as a rhetorical trope that promotes and offers a sense of connection in social life.

NEW! School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series: Monique Udell, Animal and Rangeland Sciences, will speak on “The human-canine bond: Exploring cross-species social cognition in dogs and wolves,” Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

Environmental Health Science Trainee Colloquium: Blair Paulik will present on using passive sampling to answer questions about fracking, and Alan Bergmann will present on teratogenicity of PAHs from Portland Harbor. Oct. 16, noon in Hallie Ford Center 115.  More information: http://superfund.oregonstate.edu/colloquium

Ag Ed/Ag Sci candidates: Candidates for the Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences Department Head will be presenting at forums on campus. Thomas J. Dormody, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University, will present Oct. 17, 9-10 a.m., Hallie Ford Center 115. Receptions follow each presentation.

Center for Teaching and Learning 2014 Fall Symposium:  Thurs., Oct 23, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Memorial Union.  Offers leadership sessions on program review and on eSETs and effective evaluation of teaching; Promoting Faculty Learning sessions on curricular development, technology in classrooms and Tips for Advising International Students; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning sessions on engaged research practices, effective syllabi, and MediaSpace platform; Promoting Learning sessions in Universal Design for Instruction and Internationalized Pedagogy.  Learning Management Systems sessions will focus on OSU’s migration from Blackboard to Canvas. Registration available at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/symposia-2014-2015

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 and the even will be followed by a wine and cheese social at 5 p.m. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/research/. For questions contact Jane Cigarran at jane.cigarran@oregonstate.edu .

Ag Ed/Ag Sci candidates: Candidates for the Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences Department Head will be presenting at forums on campus. Thomas J. Dormody, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University, will present Oct. 17, 9-10 a.m., Hallie Ford Center 115. Receptions follow each presentation.

National sustainability conference:  With nearly 2,000 participants, AASHE’s annual conference is the largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America.  Join the OSU Sustainability Office, Student Sustainability Initiative and Campus Recycling in Portland Oct. 26-29; members of all three groups are presenting!  Register here (at the discounted member rate), let us know you’re attending and get a cold cup, water bottle or coffee mug.

News for Employees

NEW! OSU faculty staff football discount: All OSU faculty and staff members are encouraged to bike, walk or shuttle to campus on Thursday, Oct. 16 as the Beaver football team hosts Utah.  OSU faculty and staff members are eligible to receive discounted tickets for just $20 each (a $30 per ticket savings).  To take advantage of this offer visit the Gill Coliseum Ticket Office with staff ID on Wednesday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   On Thursday this offer is available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gill and then again starting at 3 p.m. at Reser Stadium Gate H.

NEW! Make A Difference Day: Registration for service projects for Make A Difference Day is now open! Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate this year’s Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 25. On Make A Difference Day millions of volunteers across the nation will unite with a common mission – to improve the lives of others. Learn about OSU’s 2014 projects and register for projects here: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/cce/events/make-difference-day/2014-make-difference-day-projects. Projects will take place at various times and check-in will take place in Snell 149. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement.

Rural World exhibit: “The Rural World” exhibit offers a glimpse into the rural endeavors such as beekeeping, orchard cultivation, kitchen gardening, producing dairy products and wool, and brewing. These activities have provided  sustenance since early times and formed the backbone of rural economies in Oregon.  On display from Oct. 13-March 20, 2015. OSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center, 5th floor of the Valley Library,  10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Winter or Spring 2014-15 release. The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 3.

PFLA Our Heroes sought: Do you know someone who’s a hero here at OSU because of the extra effort that they put forth or the extra moment they take to make your day pleasant?  Here’s a great way to celebrate them.  Professional Faculty Leadership Association is always seeking nominations for “Our Heroes” awards.  Neither you or the nominated individual need to be members.   Build up your karma bank by celebrating the heroes that help us every day.

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.

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. 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.

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.”


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

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.

Medical Aide – The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications to fill 2 full-time (1.0 FTE),12 month, limited duration Medical Aide positions in the large animal reception of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  Apply to posting # 0013154. Closes Oct. 20.

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.

Maintenance Laborer Coordinator – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Maintenance Laborer Coordinator position.  Posting #0013166. Closes Oct. 22.

The Department of Public Safety at Oregon State University is seeking applicants for one Campus Public Safety Dispatcher.  This is a permanent full time position.  Posting #0013177. Closes Oct. 22.

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.

Accounting Technician – OSU-Cascades invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month Accounting Technician, located in Bend, OR.  Posting #0013188. Closes Oct. 24

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Admissions Customer Service Representative.  This position will support the Office of International Admissions in providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process.To apply,  visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14247122  Closes Oct. 24.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE), limited duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Grants Pass.  Posting # 0013168. Closes Oct. 31.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE),  Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Astoria.  Posting # 0013172. 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.

Associate Director of Financial Aid Operations –Financial Aid/Scholarships invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Associate Director of Financial Aid Operations, Posting #0013179. Closes Nov. 10.

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

Parking changes due to Thursday night game: Employees are encouraged to find alternative transportation to work that day, or to park very strategically, as some lots will be restricted to those with game day passes only after 1 p.m. on the 16th. On gameday, OSU parking permit holders will be allowed to park in any A, B, or C zone, regardless of their permitted zone, but some parking lots will be closing midday to employees and students to accommodate ticketholders. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/lifeatosu/2014/oct-16-football-game-will-impact-osu-parking/

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.


Corvallis: “Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache,” Mae West. Showers today with a high of 61 and a low of 48. Wind advisory in effect until 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy tomorrow. 

Central Oregon: Scattered showers today, high of 56, low of 40. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Showers today, high of 59, low of 51. Slight 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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