OSU Today

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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 holds open house on district plan (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University held its first major public outreach session for the update of its district plan Tuesday at the LaSells Stewart Center.

Central Oregon asks for $2 million to support Cascades campus (Daily Journal)

The branch campus of Oregon State University is expanding to a four-year institution. Kelly Sparks is the university’s associate vice president for finance and strategic planning. She says improved bus service is needed to build a sustainable campus and reduce the number of cars on the road. (see also OPB)

Sustainable chemistry center works to transform electronics manufacturing (NSF)

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), center Director Doug Keszler and his team in the College of Science at Oregon State University are developing the next generation of electronic circuits, starting with the basic computer chip. In the manufacturing process, they want to replace bulky carbon compounds with metal oxides in order to put more transistors onto a chip. The new process would be cleaner, faster and cheaper.

Does slacktivism really drive science forward? (Popular Science)

Government funding for ALS research is limited, so few scientists are drawn to it, making progress slow. This new influx of funds could attract a wave of researchers to the field, says Joe Beckman, a biochemist at Oregon State University. Exploring ALS from fresh angles increases the odds of a breakthrough.

Measure 86 will boost access to higher education: Guest opinion (Oregonian)

A piece by, Mike Goodwin, president of the Oregon State University Foundation, a private non-profit 501c organization that works to enhance the mission of the university.

High pollution levels found near Ohio gas wells (Marietta Times)

A study in a rural Ohio county where oil and gas drilling is booming found air pollution levels near well sites higher than those in downtown Chicago. A team from the University of Cincinnati and Oregon State University placed 25 monitors as close as one-tenth of a mile from gas wells in Carroll County, about 100 miles south of Cleveland. The monitoring occurred over a three-week period in February. (see also Pittsburgh Tribune)

Oregon State University earns highest marks in sexual health from Trojan condom study (Oregonian)

Oregon State University took the top honors in the list of best schools for sexual health, according to condom-maker Trojan. Trojan Condoms released its annual sexual health report card rankings Tuesday, the Huffington Post reports.

Sustainable Northwest lands grant to study juniper (Portland Business Journal)

Studies will be conducted at Oregon State University in collaboration with the West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau.

2 Malheur County farmers honored for ag contributions (The Argus Observer)

Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has named Lou Wettstein and Carl Hill to its Diamond Pioneer Career Achievement Registry. They received the award Oct. 15 in Corvallis.

Wood more environmentally sound building material, OSU forester says (Capital Press)

Oregon State University College of Forestry Dean Thomas Maness gets excited when he talks wood. “I get excited about this stuff, so you’ll forgive me if I tend to go on a bit,” he said during a recent presentation at the Oregon Forest Industries Council annual meeting.

Fiber optics in Antarctica will monitor ice sheet melting (Science)

Meanwhile, he says, other researchers are becoming interested in how they might be able to use fiber optics. The National Science Foundation supports a joint center at UNR and Oregon State University that makes fiber-optic equipment available to the research community. “Our goal is to keep these instruments in the field,” Tyler says.

Josephine County to vote on pesticide ban (Capital Press)

Realistically, though, such a provision “would not have any force of law,” said James Foster, a political science professor at Oregon State University. A county cannot “cherry pick” circumstances under which state or federal criminal laws will go unenforced, he said. “That is fantasyland.”

Hundreds run in Be Well event (LIFE@OSU)

The Be Well Run, Walk & Roll took place Friday, Oct. 17, beginning in the Memorial Union Quad with a “Body Shop” health event that allowed participants to get their vitals checked and learn about some of the university’s health resources.

College of Forestry hopes to build ‘showpiece’ (Capital Press)

If all goes as planned, come fall term 2017, Oregon State University’s College of Forestry will be housed in what Dean Thomas Maness describes as “a showpiece on the OSU campus.”

9% raise for Oregon State President Ed Ray to $529K (KGW)

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees approved a 9 percent pay raise for President Ed Ray. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports that Ray’s annual salary goes from just over $485,000 to $528,739. (see also Northwest Cable NewsKTVZ)

Bring on the snow (Bend Bulletin)

Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University in Corvallis, did her best to spin a more positive outlook for skiers during our conversation last week, but she could not hide from the El Niño forecast.

OSU hosts guests from Japanese federation of agricultural cooperatives (LIFE@OSU)

Morrie Craig, professor with the College of Veterinary Medicine, recently hosted Hiroyuki Kobayashi with the Feed & Livestock Production Division of Zen-Noh, a $54 billion federation of agricultural cooperatives in Japan and one of the world’s largest importers of animal feeds from the Northwest, as well as ag fertilizers.

Today

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.

Career Fairs: Fall Career Fairs are coming up 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

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. Wed. Oct. 22, 11 to 11:50 am. 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/1v0tEVM

Watercolor Wellness Wednesdays: Come explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students on a drop-in basis at the Craft Center.

Beaver Family Connections: How to promote self-regulation and school readiness in your child. Oct. 22, 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.

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.

Climate change discussion:  Rep. Peter DeFazio (D, OR-4) will be on campus next Wednesday to talk about the state of climate change policy and research. He will be joined by Kathie Dello from OSU’s Oregon Climate Change Research Institute.  Q&A follows. Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m., Hallie Ford Center Room 115.

NEW! Organizing your photos: Make them public or NOT: Your photos are all over the internet: Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, your blog, your friend’s blog… Learn how to manage your photos while understanding your rights. Oct. 22, 3-4 p.m., Autzen Classroom, 2nd floor Valley Library.

Fall 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Watershed-based Partnerships for a Resilient World: Matthew Weber, US Environmental Protection Agency: Western Ecology Division | Documenting Public Values for River Ecosystem Services.  Oct. 22, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 305.

Supporting the Veteran’s Transition from Active Duty to Active Student:  Session will focus on the projects, accomplishments and successes of the Oregon State Veterans Workgroup.  How they are helping student veterans successfully navigate the OSU structure while accomplishing their education goals and maximizing their VA benefits.  This will be held on Oct. 22, 4 to 5 p.m., MU Board Room.

Talk on citizenship and crisis: An Empire for Freedom: African American Civil Rights and Chinese Immigration in the Nineteenth-Century American West. Presented by Stacey Smith, School of History, Philosophy and Religion, Oct. 22, 4 p.m., MU 208. See: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/shpr/citizenship-and-crisis

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: Samuel K. Wasser, Professor, Endowed Chair in Conservation Biology and Director, Center for Conservation Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, will speak on“Untangling the Impacts of Oil Development on Woodland Caribou in the Canadian Oil Sands,” Oct. 22, 4 – 5 p.m., Nash 206.

Divine Pizza:  The Religious Studies Club works to create an environment of collaboration, reflection and inquiry which mirrors the rich diversity of OSU.  Join us for great PIZZA and fantastic conversation with other faculty and students curious about and interested in religion and religious studies at OSU. Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m., Milam Hall, 319A.

October Repair Fair: Wednesday, Oct. 22 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street). Bring your broken items and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings; attend demonstrations to learn more skills. Demonstrations offered for sock darning, T-shirt bags and bike tires. See the schedule and list of repair skills at http://tiny.cc/repair-fair.

NEW! OSU Libraries and Press screens “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz:” Programmer, activist, and Open Access proponent Aaron Swartz committed suicide after two years of prosecution for downloading large numbers of academic articles from MIT. This documentary follows and celebrates Aaron’s life from a child to computer prodigy to Internet activist. Oct. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Milam Auditorium.

Film screening: “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1930), Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Darkside Cinema. Free. A film viewing and discussion to kick off the series. Introduced by  Joseph Orosco, commentary by Christopher Nichols. A panel will discuss “Perspectives on WWI.”

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 Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th Street. The program will be conducted by  Marlan Carlson. Tickets: $22-$32 reserved, $20 general admission. Reserved seating may be purchased online only at www.cosusymphony.org. General admission tickets at Grass Roots Books & Music, 137 SW Third St or one hour before the concert at the LaSells Stewart Center ticket counter. Students free with ID.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Taste of the ‘Chives- “Eat Like a Local: Treats from the Past:” Friday, Oct. 24, noon to 1 p.m., Willamette Room East in the Valley Library. Sample dishes with homegrown Oregon flavors such as apples, honey, hops, and cheese for this popular smorgasbord celebrating historic recipes. Cooks and culinary magicians are always welcome! Recipes to prepare and share will be featured on the Speaking of History blog and in ScholarsArchive.

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. 24, the guest is the U.S. Army Jazz Combo from Fort Lewis, Wash.

NEW! OSU Disability Network Meeting:   Join OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, as well as the development of a DS curriculum.   The next meeting is Oct. 24, 2 p.m. in Milam 306.  The group will be reading Rosemary Garland-Thomson’s Staring: How We Look.   Contact Stephanie Jenkins for more information and for a copy of the paper.

NEW! OSUsed Store Saturday Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its monthly Saturday public sale Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon 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.

NEW! Adventure Leadership Institute’s Wilderness First Aid & Wilderness First Responder – Open to all: Learn the essential skills of wilderness first aid and being a first responder in the wilderness through Recreational Sports’ Adventure Leadership Institute courses. Wilderness First Aid is occurring on Oct. 25-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Wilderness First Responder will occur Dec. 13 – 20 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. These courses are open to OSU students, Recreational Sports members and the general public. Learn more about the Adventure Leadership Institute here or check out the course schedules here.

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.

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 .

Pray the Devil Back to Hell: See war through the eyes of women. This award winning film is the story of the Liberian women who took on violent warlords and a corrupt regime to win peace for their country.  This screening will be followed by a group discussion.    Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom and SHPR. Oct. 23, 4 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 319.

OSU’s Africa Initiative will hold its first meeting of the year with Dr.  Jen Veilleux (Department of Geography) who will give a talk on “Water Development in the Nile Basin”.   Fri., Oct. 24, noon to 1 p.m., 203 Wilkinson Hall.  Faculty, staff, students, and the broader OSU community who share interest in issues related to Africa are welcome.

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.

Chili Cookoff for Scholarships: On your way to the football game, stop by and taste more than 30 exotic chili recipes, and enjoy the whacky costumes and table decorations. A donation of $5 gets you a bowl of chili plus 5 tickets to vote on the best chili. All proceeds go to veterinary student scholarships. Magruder Hall, Saturday, Nov. 1, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! The second offering of the online Digital Brand Management Certificate series begins Oct. 27: OSU’s College of Writing, Literature and Film partnered with Professional and Continuing Education to create a four-course certificate program designed to help professionals leverage digital marketing tools and best practices to successfully navigate an increasingly digital world.  The first course, Digital Brand Strategies, launches Oct. 27. Register now!

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

Applied Economics Seminar, Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak on “Labor Scarcity, Land Tenure, and Historical Legacy: Evidence from Mexico.” She examines the long-term consequences of the sixteenth-century demographic collapse of Mexico’s indigenous population. Thursday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 2113 Cordley Hall.

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 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Limit 10 RSVP to reserve your spot. For more details visit us here.

CAS Associate Dean forums:  Candidates for Associate Dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences will be presenting public forums on campus.  All the forums will be 10:30 a.m. to noon in 202 Kidder Hall.  Thursday, Oct. 23:  Jeffrey Steiner, Deputy Director of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University;  Monday, Oct. 27: Sian Mooney, Executive Director of Integrated Programs and Professor of Economics at Boise State University; Tuesday, November 4: W. Daniel Edge, Professor and Department Head of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University; Thursday, Nov. 6: Donald Conner, Professor and Department Head of Poultry Science, Auburn University.

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 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Limit 10. RSVP to reserve your spot. For more details visit us here.

Triad: Getting to Know the Neighbors: OSU’s Community Relations Program. At the Oct. 23 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Jonathon Stoll, director of OSU Community Relations, will discuss improving interactions between off-campus students and other residents. Triad meets in the LaSells Stewart Center, 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

Open Oregon State: Open Oregon State is a new unit that works with faculty to create online educational resources (OERs) that can be accessed freely by students and teachers in digital media collections worldwide. Attend a luncheon Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center to learn about our goals, projects and partnerships. Register today on the Open Oregon State website.

News for Employees

NEW! Zombie alert: Humans versus Zombies, a student-led activity, will be taking place Friday Oct. 24, noon through Nov. 2, midnight, on the grounds of campus.  This outdoor-only tag game features teams of students as humans and zombies, all wearing identifiable head and arm bands with the letters HVZ on them.  Players will be carrying brightly colored Nerf toy blasters.  Game moderators will be wearing identifiable arm and headbands.  Any students or staff with concerns should contact Campus Public Safety non-emergency number, 541-737-3010.  Students participating in this event are also asked to stop what they are doing if a campus community member requests them to do so. For more information  email mods@osundead.com or visit the HVZ website at www.osundead.com.

NEW! Pledge to Go Healthy in the Healthy Life Civil War Challenge: From now through Nov. 26, we’re encouraging Beaver Fans to step up and pledge to a healthy life. For every pledge to Go Healthy this Civil War, PacificSource Healthy Life will donate $1 to the charity of your choice, including OSU’s own Healthy Youth Program. Plus, you could win great prizes, including two tickets to this year’s Civil War. Join the Healthy Life Civil War Challenge today: http://healthylifechallenge.org/home/

NEW! Call for proposals: DeLoach Work Scholarships for undergraduates: The University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for winter and spring terms, 2015. Tenured and tenure-track Oregon State faculty members, as well as senior instructors, can submit proposals for funding in support of Honors College undergraduates working at tasks that advance faculty research and enhance student experiential learning. Proposed work must relate to the area of the nominated student’s academic training and provide a significant learning outcome. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 7. Information at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.

Additional A Zone annual permits available: A limited number of additional annual A1 and A3 zone parking permits are now available for sale online. Get them while they last. https://my.parking.oregonstate.edu/sales/ Permits are also still available in the B1 and B2 zones.

Exercise rewards: Want to earn money for working out? Faculty Staff Fitness is an approved Exercise Rewards Program facility. Find out more about the Exercise Rewards Program and how you can be earning money back for the time you spend in class here.

Recreational Sports Payroll Deduction Deadline Approaching – Don’t miss out on your window of opportunity to purchase your membership to Recreational Sports and locker via payroll deduction. The deadline to purchase your 9-month or annual membership and locker via payroll deduction is Friday, Nov. 7. We will divide your cost of membership/locker over seven equal payments, November through May. Remember – if you are a PEBB eligible employee, you qualify to receive a $15/month reimbursement for being well at Recreational Sports! Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, with questions.

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.

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

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.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE), limited duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Pendleton.  Posting # 0013216. Closes Oct. 24.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE), limited duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Irrigon.  Posting # 0013217. Closes Oct. 24.

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.

Temporary Information Technology Consultant – Hatfield Marine Science Center invites applications for a temporary, full-time (1.0 FTE), Temporary Information Technology Consultant, Competency Level 1.  This position is in Newport, Oregon.  Posting # 0013209. Closes Oct. 27.

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.

The Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO (VPFA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Executive Assistant reporting directly to the VPFA.  This position provides high level administrative and clerical support, developing systems and processes to assist the Vice President and division’s leadership team in support of university strategic initiatives. Posting #0013222. For full consideration apply by Nov. 3.  Closes Nov. 15.

Faculty Research Assistant – Survey Research Center, Department of Statistics invites applications for a part-time (0.49 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013205. Closes Nov 5.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Extension/4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a part-time, (75.0 FTE),  Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Albany.  Posting # 0013215. Closes Nov. 5.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Extension/4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a part-time, (75.0 FTE),  Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Condon.  Posting # 0013223. Closes Nov. 7.

Office Specialist 2 (Temporary) – IE3 Global invites applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE), 12-month, temporary Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0013193. Closes Nov. 7.

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.

Faculty Research Assistant:  Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society is recruiting for a 12-month, 0.35 FTE, fixed-term, FRA for a Database/Data Management position with the Northwest Tree Improvement Cooperative.  Salary range is $45K-$55K (full-time rate).  Posting # 0013164.  Closes Nov. 9.

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.

Administrative Program Assistant – University Marketing invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0013210. Closes Nov. 11.

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.

Senior Institutional Research Analyst – Academic Success and Engagement Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Institutional Research Analyst position. Posting #0013220. Closes Feb. 28, 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.

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.

Weather 

Corvallis: It’s a bad day to get stuck outdoors. A strong and wet Pacific storm is sweeping in, bringing rain and gusty winds. High today of 60, low of 53. Heavy rain tonight, showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today and rain expected tonight. High of 59, low of 44. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Heavy rain today and tonight, showers tomorrow. High of 59, low of 54.

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

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