OSU Today

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Today in the News Media

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

Oregon State prof wins award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication (KMTR)

Climate One at The Commonwealth Club on Thursday announced that Jane Lubchenco, the University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies at Oregon State University and former NOAA administrator, will receive the fourth annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.

Bend again okays Westside campus, appeal expected (KTVZ)

The Bend City Council has adopted a final decision affirming a hearings officer’s decision to approveOregon State University – Cascades’ site plan application for a four-year undergraduate campus on a 10-acre parcel it owns in southwest Bend.

Program helps disabled children stay mobile with help from modified toy cars (The Columbus Dispatch)

Logan, an assistant professor from Oregon State University and Go Baby Go collaborator, said there’s no commercially available device to allow disabled children 3 or younger to get around. Logan led yesterday’s workshop in which 12 cars were modified to be donated to local families, allowing their children to gain the developmental benefits that come with being able to place their hand on a switch and drive.

Former dean of OSU College of Forestry dies at 69 (Gazette-Times)

Hal was a wonderful colleague, a respected forester and an engaged Corvallis community member,” said OSU President Edward J. Ray.

NY Times columnist to speak at OSU Oct. 31 (Gazette-Times)

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times will be the keynote speaker at an event on Friday, Oct. 31, celebrating the success of Oregon State University’s billion-dollar campaign.

Measure 92 turns state into ‘battleground for food culture’ (Oregonian)

“What we do with this ballot measure will influence the whole country,” said Steven Strauss, a professor of forest biotechnology at Oregon State University who has taught about GMOs for the past decade and opposes the measure. “The nation is paying close attention to this.”

OSU hosts all-day hip hop symposium (Entertainer)

Rap and hip-hop artists and historians such as Mare, DJ Spooky, MC Lyte, Lil Flip and Portland’s Illmaculat will be at Reser Stadium for a hip-hop festival and symposium hosted by OSU.

Six intersections that actually prioritize pedestrians (Next City)

A study by Oregon State University researchers found that motorists in this kind of intersection watched oncoming cars far more than pedestrians, treating the latter as an “afterthought.”

Life cycle analysis confirms renewables’ lighter footprint (Green Biz)

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

Omani Women’s Day celebration set for Friday (Gazette-Times)

Yusra AL Sawaii, the vice president of the Omani Students Association at Oregon State University, is inviting the public to join students from Oman in the annual celebration.

Urban vote key to GMO campaign (Beaverton Valley Times)

Bill Lunch, a retired political science professor at Oregon State University and a longtime state political pundit, says Oregon’s large population of liberal urban voters is not an insurmountable obstacle for opponents of GMO labeling. Washington has an even larger urban population, but voters rejected a similar GMO labeling initiative last year, Lunch says.


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.

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.

Board of Trustees: The Oregon State Board of Trustees will be meeting in public session on Oct. 17, 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., in the Robert Family Event Room, #126 Austin Hall, on the OSU Corvallis campus. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/sites/default/files/trustees/agendas-minutes/notice141017-bd.pdf.

Cheese sale: Beaver Classic Cheese Sales today and every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Withycombe 159.

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.

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.

Film on Tap: a Showing of Films about Beer and Vintage Beer Commercials: 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.

Meat lab: The Clark Meat Science Center’s retail store is open every Friday, from 1-5:30 p.m.  Located off of Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool, the meat lab offers a variety of meat products developed and crafted by OSU students. Products include fresh retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, hickory smoked bacon, jerky, and dry-cured products. For more information, including pricing and availability, call 541-737-1927.

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.

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.

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 Tung541-602-0178, or tungt@oregonstate.edu.

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/


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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Child Care Needs Assessment Coffee Hour: Oct. 21, noon to 1 p.m., MU 212.

NEW! 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 Oct.21, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Memorial Union, Room: 206. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

NEW! 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.

NEW! Children and Other Wild Animals:  Author Brian Doyle, will read from his new essay collection “Children and Other Wild Animals: Notes on badgers, otters, sons, hawks, daughters, dogs, bears, air, bobcats, fishers, mascots, Charles Darwin, newts, sturgeon, roasting squirrels, parrots, elk, foxes, tigers and various other zoological matters.” Sponsored by OSU Press and the Spring Creek Project.   Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Valley Library second floor rotunda.

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.

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.

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.

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

Lectures and Webinars

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. 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.

NEW! Science communicators: OSU Science Communicators are hosting an event, “A Roadmap for Creating Interactive Atlases for iBooks”  Tuesday, Oct. 21, noon – 1 p.m., LPSC Seminar room 402. All welcome. For more information go to http://bit.ly/ZSGMAK

NEW! Mendeley and Qualtrics workshops: The Grad Student & Faculty workshop series continues with several more offerings. Learn about Mendeley (Oct. 21), another tool to capture, manage and cite your research sources. For those embarking on, or looking to upgrade, their survey research projects, check out Qualtrics (Oct. 22) – OSU has a campus-wide license. View the full series of workshop offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Horticulture departmental seminars: Nick Andrews, senior instructor, OSU horticulture, will speak on “Crop time degree-day modeling,” Oct. 21, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/

News for Employees

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Winter and/or Spring terms 2014-15. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. NOTE: the program description and application have been revised: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 3.

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.


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

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.

Oregon State University invites applicants to the position of Director for Student Leadership and Involvement.  SLI is one of three departments of the OSU Memorial Union Organization reporting to the Executive Director of the Memorial Union and Educational Activities. Posting # 0013130. Closes Oct. 21.

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.

Construction Contracts Officer – Capital Projects Contract Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0013196. Full consideration date: Oct. 29. Closes Nov. 5.

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.

Secretary of the Board – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Secretary of the Board position. Posting # 0013192. Closes for full consideration Nov 17.

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

Milam Hall: Due to backflow preventer repairs and testing, Milam Hall will temporarily be without building water on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 11 a.m. This shutdown will affect all building water.  Restrooms will be temporarily closed and signage will be in place.

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.

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: Rainy all day, but it will be dry and cozy inside Reser during the hip-hop symposium. High of 68, low of 55. Chance of showers tomorrow, partly sunny Sunday.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of rain, high of 63, low of 45. Decreasing clouds Saturday and mostly sunny Sunday.

Newport: Rain today, high of 61, low of 56. Chance of showers tomorrow, slight chance of rain Sunday.

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

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