OSU Today

Thursday, Oct. 16, 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.

Sea lions beware, sleeper sharks may have developed a bigger appetite (Nature World News)

For the past decade, Markus Horning of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University has led a team in tagging juvenile Steller sea lions. The “life history transmitters,” as they call them, rely back information on temperature, light and other properties during the sea lions’ lives, and even after the animals die. (see also Associated Press, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

The 20 best college towns in America (Business Insider)

Oregon State University is located in this relatively small town of 85,000. Corvallis is the second-most accessible city on this list, with 18.4% of workers commuting by public transportation, biking, or walking.

Lockheed’s big idea for small fusion (Foreign Policy)

“The effective use of the technology is likely to be more than a decade away, and claims of having any technology make a significant near-term impact on the marketplace would be premature,” said Andrew Klein, a professor of nuclear engineering at Oregon State University.

Hip-Hop Festival at OSU (WOHM! Magazine)

The College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University in conjunction with the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and the Popular Music Studies Program at OSU will host a one-day conference and festival on the topic of Hip Hop Music and Culture.

OSU’s first massive open online course (KEZI)

“We have a study group in Romania, we have students in Vietnam; we have students in Spain,” said Dave King, the Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement at OSU. “There are new standards from the Department of Education here in Oregon. And this class actually helps the learners meet those standards.”

Erecting 40-story highrises out of wood? (Portland Tribune)

“We really have an opportunity in Oregon that we can lose if we don’t choose to take it,” says Thomas Maness, dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. “Oregon is the best place in the world to grow this material.”

Less is more? Maybe not, says Oregon pinot noir study (Oregonian)

In 2008, Patricia Skinkis, an associate professor of horticulture at Oregon State University, decided to check out this supposition. After completing a successful experimental study, she has now launched a comprehensive 10-year crop-load study as part of her work as an extension specialist and researcher with the Oregon Wine Research Institute. Her goal: to definitively determine just how effective cluster thinning is in enhancing fruit and wine quality.

Annual Fall Creek Festival showcases research center (Statesman Journal)

The center, which is jointly operated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, is 13 miles west of Alsea on Highway 34, the route from Philomath to Waldport.

Onion growers grapple with proposed produce rule (Capital Press)

Oregon State University researchers have started new trials designed to help onion growers meet minimum standards for bacteria levels in irrigation water contained in the FDA’s proposed produce safety rule. (see also The Republic, KTVZ)

OSU Hip-Hop Festival kicks off (Corvallis Advocate)

On Friday, Oct. 17 on OSU campus, Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts and the Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum will be harmonizing together for the first time at a hip-hop music festival and academic symposium. The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 5:15 p.m.

Queer History Month continues (Corvallis Advocate)

Oregon State University’s Pride Center continues its Queer History Month festivities this week with “Sexy Talk About Safe Sex.” The Pride Center is the hub for LGBTQQIA activities at OSU and a staple for queer programming and progressive thinking in Corvallis.

Sample earthy flavors of fall with mushroom festival (Statesman Journal)

At 9:30 a.m Saturday, join Dr. Nancy Weber from the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University to learn about the different lifestyles of mushrooms.

Measure 86, to create state endowment for college financial aid, trailing in poll (Oregonian)

At the time they fill out their ballots, voters are likely to look at other information, most typically that in the Voters’ Pamphlet. There, they will see ringing endorsements of the measure from the Democratic Party of Oregon, the City Club of Portland, the Oregon Business Association, Oregon State University’s foundation and others. Only one opponent, the Cascade Policy Institute, put an argument against it in the pamphlet.

OSU celebrates Mental Health Week (Gazette-Times)

Amidst the rush of students racing to class and midterms at Oregon State University’sMemorial Union Quad was a simple booth set up with a camera.

Summit and Blodgett farmers fear cougar attacks after finding livestock dead (Gazette-Times)

Professor Bill Ripple, of Oregon State University’s Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, said determining the exact predator from a livestock kill can be very difficult. “It’s probable that there are more sheep killed by coyotes each year in Oregon than cougars, because coyotes are much more numerous,” Ripple said. “Cougars are very common in the area, too, and normally they’re very secretive. We don’t generally see a tremendous amount of livestock depredation from cougars.”

OSU study sheds new light on asthma (Corvallis Advocate)

A new study from researchers at Oregon State University implicates unventilated gas stoves in childhood breathing conditions—namely wheezing, asthma, and bronchitis.


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 1 p.m., then again starting at 3 p.m. at Reser Stadium Gate H.

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.

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.

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

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.

NEW! Discussion on vehicle emission control: Charles H. F. Peden, Associate Director of the Institute for Integrated Catalysis Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, will speak on “Some Current and Future Challenges for Catalytic Vehicle Emission Control,” on Oct. 16, 5 p.m., LPSC 402. This presentation will highlight the abatement of environmentally harmful compounds from automobiles, including the challenges for currently practiced catalytic technologies, and some of the significant new catalytic materials and process challenges that need to be addressed in the near future.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Film on Tap: a Showing of Films about Beer and Vintage Beer Commercials: Oct. 17. Noon to 1 p.m. in the Willamette Room in the Library. Stop by for a screening of films about Oregon beer, including the OPB documentary Beervana (brewery history in Portland) and a series of short videos showcasing breweries in Oregon. Stay for a showing of vintage TV beer commercials. Presented to celebrate OSU’s Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives. Refreshments available.

NEW! Swing and Blues Workshops: Please join OSU Swing Club and Blues at OSU for an evening of lessons and dancing on Friday, Oct 17.  Beginning swing from 7:30-8:30 p.m. & beginning blues from 8:30-9:30 p.m., followed by social dancing from 9:30-11:30 p.m.  $5 per lesson.  Location: Memorial Union, East Wing Multi-Purpose room, 2501 SW Jefferson Way.  For more information visit http://corvallisswing.com/portfolio/swing-blues-workshop-weekend/

NEW! Cascades campus graduate degrees: Individuals interested in learning about graduate degrees in teaching and counseling offered at Oregon State University – Cascades are invited to attend an open house on Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  to learn about the programs, application requirements and financial aid. Attendees will meet current students, academic advisors, faculty, graduates of the programs and admissions representatives.  The events will take place at the Graduate & Research Center, 650 SW Columbia St. in Bend. To RSVP visit http://www.osucascades.edu/TCEopenhouse or call 541-322-3100.

NEW! CPHHS Homecoming Beaver Bowl Fun Run – Get in the Homecoming spirit and sign up today for the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ Homecoming Beaver Bowl fun run, including an obstacle course, a must-have Beaver tail T-shirt and prizes including club seats for a future football game, running shoes, gift cards and a two-night stay at the Hilton. Proceeds support KidSpirit and Faculty Staff Fitness. Stick around after the run for a tailgater and taste and vote on the best recipes from the GridIron Chef Contest. Visit health.oregonstate.edu/homecoming for more info.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Fostering maritime business and technology: Michael Jones, president of The Maritime Alliance & TMA Foundation, will give a keynote presentation called “Promoting the Blue Economy & BlueTech.” Hosted by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, the lecture will take place Oct. 20, noon, Burt Hall 193.

NEW! The Extraordinary Action of Beings without Bodies:  Thomas J. Csordas, Professor and Chair of Anthropology at UCSD,  drawing from comparative ethnographic work in the United States and Italy, will explore the contemporary practice of exorcism in the Roman Catholic Church understood as a form of healing through prayer to relieve affliction attributed to the extraordinary action of non-corporeal demonic spirits.   Monday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., MU Journey Room.

NEW! Change workshop: Space is still available in the workshop, “Managing People Through Change,” scheduled for Oct. 22, 8:30-11:30 a.m. This workshop will cover the psychological transition of people during the cycle of change, and tips on how to work with each phase to ease transitions for you and others. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23 to register.

NEW! OSU Advantage Accelerator Pitch Training: Have to pitch your company to an investor? Need a slide deck for a presentation?  Come to a free seminar on how to create and give a company pitch. John Turner, Co-Director of the OSU Advantage Accelerator and Dan Whitaker will lead the training. OSU Advantage Accelerator Main Conference Room Oct. 23, 11:30-12:30 p.m. Limit 10. RSVP to reserve your spot. For more details visit us here.

NEW! State of the Coast: Register now for the Oct. 25 State of the Coast, a day-long event in Florence, Ore., bringing coastal citizens, business leaders and local government representatives together with scientists and students to explore the current and future state of Oregon’s marine environment. Speakers, seafood cooking demonstrations, student poster session and a debate about wind and wave energy by OSU Fisheries & Wildlife students.  Sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant. http://www.stateofthecoast.com/

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Classified Contract Survey Time:  Now’s the time to give your feed back to our next contract. It’s very important to hear from all Classified Employees, Let the Bargaining TEAM know your needs in order to bargain a fair contract that represents everyone. Submit on line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015HigherEdSurvey .  Questions: 541-752-0183.

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


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.

Trades/Maintenance Coordinator – INTERNAL search. University Housing & Dining Services invites Internal OSU employees to apply for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Trades/Maintenance Coordinator position. Posting #0013208. Closes Oct. 28.

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.

Information Security Analyst – Information Services – Office of Information Security invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Information Security Analyst position. Posting # 0013189. Closes Nov 7.

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.

Office Manager– Douglas County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE),  Office Manager position located in Roseburg.  Posting # 0013190. Closes Nov. 11.

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

Partial street closure on Memorial Way: As part of Ground Breaking at the Black Cultural Center,  Memorial Way will be closed from the Plageman Driveway to Monroe Avenue on Oct. 17, from 7 a .m. to 7 p.m. Traffic will be detoured.

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: We’re back to the 70s today, albeit briefly. Slight chance of showers today with a high of 70 and a low of 50. Rain likely tomorrow. 

Central Oregon: Partly sunny today, high of 61, low of 40. Slight chance of rain tomorrow.

Newport: Slight chance of showers today, high of 64, low of 53. Rain tomorrow.

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

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