OSU Today

Thursday, Oct. 23, 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.

Remembering Bob Bontrager (Inside Higher Ed)

A piece by former OSU staffer Eric Stoller.

What colleges are smartest when it comes to sex? (MTV News)

Oregon State University is basically the valedictorian of sexual health, according to the 9th annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card college rankings. Every year, Trojan grades 140 colleges across the country on the sexual health resources students can access. The grading criteria includes factors like hours of operation, contraceptive availability and HIV and STI testing.

Kids’ poor decision-making may predict teen issues (Psych Central)

Joshua Weller, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University found that when a 10 or 11 year-old shows poor judgment, the potential for high-risk health behavior in their teen years escalates.

OSU studies sea lion population decline (KDVR)

A new study out of Oregon State University suggests sharks could be to blame for a declining sea lion population.

CMS: Police increase traffic enforcement on campus (Gazette-Times)

Local police are stepping up enforcement on Oregon State University’s campus to make sure bike riders and vehicle drivers get along safely.

OSU restores religious studies degree program (Gazette-Times)

Religious studies is making a comeback at Oregon State University. The major was eliminated more than 20 years ago but has now been restored with the approval of the OSU Board of Trustees and the state Higher Education Coordinating Committee, the university announced Wednesday.

George Bailey, widely recognized toxicologist and cancer expert, dies at 73 (LIFE@OSU)

Bailey was a principal investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute. (see also Gazette-Times, Barometer)

Red potatoes can suffer from scab (Forest Grove News-Times)

If your red potatoes are looking a little bumpy and “off” this autumn, Toni Stephan might be able to solve your garden harvest mystery. Stephan, a small farms instructor with the Oregon State University Extension Service’s Deschutes County office, offered a one-word answer: Scab.

Celebrate the finned (Corvallis Advocate)

The research center can help answer important questions that are central to the success of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds as well as the Native Fish Conservation Policy. The center is a cooperative research project shared between the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Here’s everything wrong with BP’s latest absurd self-defense (Salon)

Still, it’s true that, even with the 11 deaths caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the wildlife lost in the spill’s immediate aftermath, the whole thing could have been a lot worse than, four years later, it’s turned out to be. Oregon State University marine biologist Jane Lubchenco, who directed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the time of the spill, acknowledged as much in an interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune. ”But the caution is that we still don’t fully know the true nature, the true extent of the damage,” she continued, “which is why it’s so important that the ongoing damage assessment efforts continue.”


Center for Teaching and Learning 2014 Fall Symposium:  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. Oct 23, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Memorial Union.   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.

NEW! OSU Global Opportunities Fair: This annual fair showcases OSU’s approved study abroad and international internship programs. Information related to scholarships, financial aid, and other international opportunities will also be available. Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MU Ballroom. Sponsored by OSU GO.

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 .

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.

Engineering Fair: Please join us in the Ch2M Alumni Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 for the Engineering Fair. Find out more at:  http://oregonstate.edu/career/career-fairs

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

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.

NEW! 50th Anniversary screening of The Beatles: A Hard Days Night playing at the Whiteside Thurs. Oct. 23. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. An extension of the OSU Popular Music Studies program and The Beatles course being co-taught by the GRAMMY Museum executive director, Bob Santelli and Allison Johnson. $8.50 in advance. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/878514

Upcoming Events

NEW! Magic Barrel: Portland writer Amanda Coplin will join two Oregon Poets Laureate, screenwriter Jon Raymond and five other distinguished Oregon writers reading from their works on Friday, Oct. 24, at the 21st Annual Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger. The annual fundraiser for Linn Benton Food Share is an evening of readings, music and fine refreshments, held at the historic Whiteside Theatre. Doors open and music starts at 6:30 p.m.; readings begin at 7 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $9 at the door. The Magic Barrel is sponsored in part by OSU Center for the Humanities.

NEW! Fright Knight Costume Dance: The Brothers of Omega Delta Phi are hosting the annual dance party Oct. 24, at the Snell-International Forum. Alcohol Awareness workshop starts at 9 p.m., and ends at 9:45 p.m. Dance Party starts at 10 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.  Event sponsored by SEAC and Funded by SORCE.

NEW! Campaign Celebration: All are invited to a celebration of Oregon State University’s billion-dollar campaign on Friday, Oct. 31. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times will speak at the free, one-hour interactive show, which begins at 4 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Come celebrate the impact of 105,000 donors, and look to what the future holds for this amazing place. Learn about other campaign celebration events during Homecoming week.

NEW! Austin Hall Grand Opening: Join friends of the College of Business for the public grand opening of Austin Hall, a $50-million initiative made possible by donors to The Campaign for OSU. A ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, will be followed by a reception and building tours. Learn about other campaign celebration events during Homecoming week.

 NEW! Campus Open House and Tours: Eight buildings constructed with gifts to The Campaign for OSU will host open houses on Friday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to stop by, see the new facilities, enjoy refreshments, and learn about the innovative faculty and students throughout our university whose work is changing the world. Locations are: Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Austin Hall, Hallie Ford Center, Kelley Engineering Center, James E. Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility, OSU Basketball Center, Linus Pauling Science Center, and Beth Ray Center for Academic Success. Learn about other campaign celebration events during Homecoming week.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! OSU Advantage Accelerator Seminar: Demystifying Sales. Come to a free seminar led by Jacey Marushia-Laurain of Sharp Business Consulting. Her topics will include: knowing your customer, channel identification and selection, tools for managing sales, & tips for creating successful interactions. 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.

NEW! Storytelling, Religion and the Contours of Well-Being:  Paul Stoller, Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University, will explore the death of Jean-Marie Gibbal.   Some have attributed Gibbal’s premature death to korte or death magic that practitioners had sent from Mali (where Gibbal had done fieldwork) to France.  This story provides the framework for a wide-ranging discussion of ethics, embodiment, epistemology, religion, storytelling and our never-ending quest for well-being in the world.  Monday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Memorial Union Journey Room.

NEW! WiN Shark Tank 2014: Apply to pitch: Do you have what it takes? Bring your innovative bait and energetic pitch before the Willamette Valleys toughest Sharks! Apply to pitch and win a chance to participate in the OSU Advantage Accelerator. Applications due Nov. 25. Takes place at Corvallis Sports Park Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m. For more details visit us here.

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.

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/

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!

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! OSU Contract Services and Procurement – Request for Customer Feedback: The Contract Services and Procurement units within Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) invite customers to provide feedback through brief online surveys, one for Contract Services and one for Procurement. If you’ve worked with both units, please fill out the survey for each unit. We appreciate your feedback on your experience working with us. The surveys are available through Nov. 7.

NEW! Accelerator accepting applications: The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator program is accepting applications for their next cohort, which begins in January 2015 and runs for five months. Applications from innovative and high-growth traded sector companies that produce goods and services used outside the region are encouraged. More information and an application is available on the website, at www.oregonstate.edu/accelerator.

SEIU Local083 Classified Employees: If you have not yet completed the SEIU503 bargaining survey, it can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015HigherEdSurvey. Remember that there are cookies at stake for any department that has 100% participation by all classified employees (members and fairshare).  You will need to send a list indicating who all the employees are in your department after they have completed the survey to claim your prize.

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.

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/

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.


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

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.

Consultant-Academic Advisor – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position. Posting # 0013228. Closes Nov. 16.

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 – Institutional Research 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

26th Street: As part of the 2014 Homecoming Parade and Block Party, 26th Street from just north of the LaSells Stewart Center up to Ralph Miller Lane, will be closed Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to midnight. There will also be rolling closures for the parade which begins at 6:30 p.m. (View Map). Please note that the parade route will end at the Block Party which will mean increased congestion around Gill Coliseum, OSU Beaver Store and CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

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: “October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.” – Hal Borland. Showers today, high of 62, low of 49. Rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Showers likely, high of 56, low of 44. Rain tomorrow.

Newport: Showers today, high of 58, low of 52. Rain tomorrow.

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

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