OSU Today

Friday, Oct. 31, 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.

4 steps could quell Ebola in West Africa, researchers say (US News & World Report)

“If these interventions are implemented at a moderately high but not unrealistic level, this thing can be contained reasonably quickly,” said co-author Jan Medlock, an assistant professor in the Oregon State University department of biomedical sciences and an expert in mathematical epidemiology and evolution of infectious disease. (See also Yahoo News UK, International Business Times, Oregonian, Register-Guard)

OSU-Cascades launching suicide prevention program (KTVZ)

Oregon State University – Cascades said Thursday it will use a new $305,000 suicide prevention grant to develop programs at the branch campus to support student mental health and to identify and respond to students who are at risk for suicide.

The 15 Best Online Colleges for 2014 (Go Local PDX)

Oregon State University – known for its programs in fields such as nuclear engineering, conservation biology and agricultural sciences – ranked tenth overall in The 30 Best Online Colleges for 2014, according to TheBestSchools.org.

Robots to mimic ostriches (Times of Malta)

A study has demonstrated how an ostrich’s speed, energy conservation and ability to stay upright isunmatched in other animals, including humans. “Birds appear to be the best of bipedal terrestrial runners, with a speed and agility that may trace back 230 million years to their dinosaur ancestors,” said US lead researcher Jonathan Hurst, from Oregon State University. (See also The Guardian)

Family farm operations win OSU awards (Capital Press)

Stahlbush Island Farms Inc., of Corvallis, is the winner of Oregon State University’s Family Business Leadership Award for 2014.

CPR training, AEDs crucial to saving life of OSU staff (LIFE@OSU)

Daeschel is a (now retired) dietitian with the OSU Child Development Center, College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Earlier this year, while providing an in-service training to public health staff at the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at Polk Count Public Health in Dallas, she suddenly went into cardiac arrest due to an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation. She was considered clinically dead for 20 minutes.

Region’s economy is on course (Bend Bulletin)

Looking ahead, an Oregon State University campus in Bend will attract students who spend on bicycles, clothing, groceries and beer. It may draw high-salaried workers to businesses also lured by the chance to hire OSU graduates.

Some oral birth control may be safe with HIV meds (AIDS MEDS)

“It’s important for women to have access to—and the ability to choose from—as wide a range of birth control options as possible,” Ganesh Cherala, an Oregon State University assistant professor of pharmacy practice and a corresponding author on the study, said in a release.

USDA officials tour Portland juniper wood business (Capital Press)

A USDA grant announced in mid-October will pay for Oregon State University and the West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau to certify juniper’s engineering values. Such certification is required before state agencies such as the Department of Transportation can use juniper posts for signs, guardrails and other uses.

Civil War blood drive back for 13th year (KTVZ)

For the 13th straight year, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon alumni associations – in conjunction with the American Red Cross and Lane Blood Center – are sponsoring the Civil War Blood Drive.

Another fracking health threat (Huffington Post)

Others are also now finding air pollution problems associated with fracking operations. In Ohio, a team from the University of Cincinnati and Oregon State University are looking at air quality around fracked gas wells where residents have complained about odors and health concerns.


Cultivating a STEM-ready society: Martin Storksdieck, director of the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, will talk about “Cultivating a STEM-Ready Society” on Friday, Oct. 31 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in the Memorial Union’s Horizon room. Hosted jointly by the College of Science, the College of Education, the University’s Office of Research and the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning.

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. Fri. Oct. 31, 10-10:50 a.m. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough of Technology Across the Curriculum. You can find out more about Canvas and the migration here. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1v0vUfF

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.

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

CPHHS Accreditation Ceremony: Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences in celebrating its recent accreditation as Oregon’s first and only college of public health. The event is from 11-11:30 a.m., Oct. 31 in the college’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. Learn more about this up-and-coming college and why it’s the future of public health.

Printopoly – Printing and Mailing Service’s Halloween Open House:  Faculty and Staff are invited to attend our annual open house at Cascade Hall.  Join us for food, games, prizes, and a photo booth.  We will be hosting a bakewalk for $1 with all proceeds going to the Linn-Benton Food Share.  Costumes are encouraged. (Our theme this year is board games, think Monopoly!) Located in Cascade Hall from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Please contact Kiara Goldtrap (Kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu) for more information.

The XPress Stop (located in MU 109) is hosting a Halloween open house event for students. This event will feature popcorn, candy, and a grand prize. Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 31  Please contact Kiara Goldtrap (Kiara.goldtrap@oregonstate.edu) for more information.

One Health seminar: Michael Nelson will be talking about: “The One Health Concept: Is There Deeper Meaning and Value?” Friday, Oct. 31, noon, ALS 4001. More information is also available on the seminar series webpage:  http://vetmed.oregonstate.edu/one-health-seminars

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. 31, the guest is the OSU Voice Studio Recital: Macabre Songs.

SPP Brownbag SeriesMichael Jones (Political Science) and Holly Peterson (Public Policy) present “A River Runs through It: A Multiple Streams Framework Meta-Review.” Friday, Oct. 31, noon, Fairbanks 304.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Departmental Seminar:  Wilhem Engström, Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden will be presenting a seminar – “Environmental disruptors, carcinogenesis and the cell cycle”- at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, in the International Forum at Snell Hall.

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.

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.

From Big Data to Big Statistics: The College of Science is proud to announce a Distinguished Lecture by John Sall, co-founder and Executive Vice President of SAS Institute, Inc., who will discuss how to effectively analyze Big Data in order to find meaning and significance in the plethora of information. Oct. 31, 2 p.m., ALS, room 4001.  See http://bit.ly/1sBd1k6 for more details.

Lessons learned from recent earthquakes: Scott A. Ashford, Kearney Professor and dean of Oregon State University’s College of Engineering, will share lessons learned from investigating recent earthquakes in Chile, New Zealand, and Japan. He will discuss the implications of those lessons for Oregon and what we are doing about it. He will also give practical advice on what individuals can do to prepare for the Big One. Friday, Oct. 31, 3 to 3:30 p.m., Kearney Room 112.

Nicholas Kristof: 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.

School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series: Jason Silveira, Department of Music, will speak on “Physiological responses to music performance errors,” Oct, 31, 4 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

Haunt the Homecoming! 2014 Beaver Halloween Bash: A Global Celebration of Cultures, Traditions and Community: The OSU Diversity Development and Student Events & Activities present an evening of Halloween fun. Starting at  6:30 p.m.  on Oct. 31, there is trick-or-treating for children of students, staff, faculty and administrators. From 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. there will be activities for OSU students. Memorial Union Ground Level- Ballroom.


Beaver Bowl Fun Run: You won’t want to miss this Run/Walk 5K and 1-mile Run with football challenge stations along the way this Saturday, Nov. 1, benefiting KidSpirit and Faculty Staff Fitness. The entry fee gets you entry into the obstacle run, a specialized Beaver Tail T-Shirt, catered breakfast coffee and pastries, access to showering facilities, prizes, and free childcare provided by KidSpirit staff. After the run try a free sample from the GridIron Chef Challenge along with beer (for 21+) provided by Sky High at the finish line. Register here.

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.

Upcoming Events

Veterans Day Ceremony 2014: Oregon State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 685 asks you to join them in honoring our nation’s veterans. A ceremony will be held in the MU Quad, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. This event will include a mock funeral ceremony with a 21 gun salute, a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Ceremony, Color Guard performance, and the guest speaker will be Retired Colonel Jack Van Loan, an OSU Alumnus & former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and Vietnam Prisoner of War.

Alumni Connect: Veterans Career Panel and Networking Event: Join us for this career networking event among UO, OSU, and PSU alumni, all of whom have served (or continue to serve) our country.  Learn how to leverage your military service and higher education experience to effectively transition into or advance your civilian career from a panel of successful veterans.  Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m. at Widmer Brewery in Portland.  $10 in advance / $15 at the door.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Seminar: David McIlroy of the University of Idaho’s Department of Physics will give a seminar on two topics at OSU on Nov. 3, 2 to 4 p.m., Rogers 230. He will speak on “The merging of nanoscale engineering and fundamental science for advanced functionality,” and “The physics of electronic transport in 1D-nanostructures: From one to a disordered array of many.”

NEW! TAC Webinar: Blended Learning – How (and Why) to Create a Successful Hybrid Course, with Cub Kahn (CTL). A growing number of OSU faculty are redesigning classroom courses as hybrids, which combine significant online learning activity with a reduced amount of on-campus “seat time.”  This webinar will demonstrate effective methods for designing and teaching a hybrid course, as well as reasons that you might consider a blended approach.  Mon. Nov. 3, 2-2:50 p.m. Register: http://bit.ly/1v0wwSr

NEW! Conservation and Sustainable Development Talk: International conservation figure and social entrepreneur Jamie Bechtel speaks on conservation and sustainable development practices as part of the Humanitarian Engineering Voices from the Field series. Tues. Nov. 4, 4-6pm. Reception followed by public lecture. Kearney 112.  http://bit.ly/1wQhKjz

NEW! 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. Tues. Nov. 4, 2:30-3:20 p.m. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough of Technology Across the Curriculum. You can find out more about Canvas and the migration here. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1v0x1fj

NEW! Horticulture departmental seminars: Amanda Vondras, graduate student, OSU horticulture, will speak on “Ripening in Pinot noir: Does early flowering give berries a head start?” Nov. 4, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

NEW! 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.  Tuesday, Nov. 4: W. Daniel Edge, Professor and Department Head of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University; Thursday, November 6: Donald Conner, Professor and Department Head of Poultry Science, Auburn University.

NEW! EndNote, Zotero, and Qualtrics Workshops at The Valley Library: Fall term is halfway done so it is time to think about learning to capture, manage and cite your research sources with EndNote (Nov. 5) or Zotero (Nov. 6). If work is getting underway on survey research, then consider using Qualtrics (Nov. 6) – 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

Basics for the Web: Learn how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered Nov. 3, Dec. 1, and Dec. 2.

Food Science and Technology Seminar: Fei He, Postdoctoral Research Associate; OSU Department of Food Science and Technology, will speak on “Disposable electrochemical microchip for on-farm detection of E.coli from agricultural water”, Monday, Nov. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wiegand 132.

GMO talk: Pi Alpha Xi’s invited speaker, Steven Strauss, will be speaking on “Rowing against the tide: Passions, pains and lessons from defending and developing GMO crops in agriculture and forestry” at 5 p.m. in ALS 4001 on Monday, Nov. 3. Tulip bulbs in OSU themed colors will be for sale after the presentation.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Departmental Seminar:  Pat Iversen, Professor, Oregon State University,  will be presenting a seminar – “Ebola 2014: Medical and Ethical Issues”- at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3 in LPSC 125. A brief chronology of events will be discussed highlighting the global response, challenges to provide treatment, and a review of available therapeutic agents (medical countermeasures).

News for Employees

NEW! The Student Sustainability Initiative is accepting applications for Sustainability Project, Research and Professional Development Grants. Grants provide students opportunities to create a more sustainable institution and take an active role in promoting social change. Application materials are available at: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/ssi. The deadline for Project and Research Grants is 11:59 p.m., on Dec. 14. Professional Development Grants are accepted on a rolling basis. Contact Kim Helm for more information at kimberly.helm@oregonstate.edu or 541-753-4072.

Nov. 4 election: Ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election have been mailed. If you are registered to vote and have not received your ballot, check on your voting status with your county clerk: http://www.oregonvotes.org/pages/voterresources/clerk.html or http://www.oregonvotes.org/. Your ballot must be received by a County Elections Office or deposited in an official ballot drop site no later than 8 p.m. Nov. 4. There is an official ballot drop site on the OSU Campus: OSU Valley Library. On Election Day, all ballot drop off sites will be open until 8 p.m. Drop off site schedules are: Oct. 30:  Open 24 hours. Oct. 31: Closes at 10 p.m. Nov. 1: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 2: 10 a.m. no closing. Nov. 3: Open 24 hours. Nov. 4: Open 24 hours, ballot box closes at 8 p.m. For official ballot drop sites throughout Oregon:  http://www.sos.state.or.us/dropbox/#. For additional voting and election information from the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.oregonvotes.org/

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://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/undergraduate-research-innovation-scholarship-creativity-urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 3.

Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Fall 2014: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Fall 2014 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Fall 2014 solicitation: preference to equipment that provides new or significantly expanded capabilities. NOTE: the program guidelines and application have been revised: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/research-equipment-reserve-fund. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Dec. 15.

OSU Library System Changing: Dec. 1  a new library system goes live, offering one-stop discovery and requesting. The new search box accesses 9 million items from 37 Pacific Northwest libraries. Be prepared for changes in Circulation and Course Reserves. Patrons should gather research materials prior to Thanksgiving break (November 30) when a system freeze will occur. More information about the change is available.  Please ask us for help by phone, on chat or in person.

Campus Mail Envelopes:  A reminder to the campus community – if you have an abundance of empty campus mail envelopes on hand, please return them with your mail driver.

Joy Drive: The annual OSU Childcare and Family Resources Joy Drive is right around the corner. The Joy Drive pairs OSU sponsoring departments/individuals with OSU students who have children and are in need of help creating a joyful winter holiday season. Last year 52 student families were helped by the drive.  You may sponsor the children of a student family by emailing familyresources@oregonstate.edu by Nov. 5. You will then receive information on your sponsor family by Nov. 14, and should purchase and deliver gifts to the office by Dec. 1.

NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation- Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) program. This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing – Creating the Industries of the Future. Guidelines: oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-snm. Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development, Mary.Phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Monday, Nov. 24.


To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

Education Program Assistant 2– Deschutes County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE),  Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Redmond.  Posting # 0013252. Closes Oct. 31.

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.

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.  Closes Nov. 5.

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.

Manager 1 – Retail Food Services:  Memorial Union Retail Food Services, manager of Trader Bing’s and Ava’s Café.  Posting #0013251. Closes Nov. 6.

Consultant-Academic Advisor – The School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position. Posting # 0013231. Closes Nov. 6.

The College of Science Information Network (COSINe) Department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Director position. This is an OSU Internal Employment Opportunity, the posting closes Nov. 6. Posting # 0013243

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.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Nov. 10.  Posting #0012692. Closes Nov. 9. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Faculty Research Assistant (Information Management Specialist):  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.

Public Service Communications Specialist – Extension and Experiment Station Communications invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE),  Public Service Communications Specialist position.  Posting # 0013265. Closes Nov. 12.

The Office of Research Integrity invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed-term IACUC Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0013232. Closes Nov. 15.

Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 15.

Student Retention and Success Manager –Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Student Retention and Success Manager, Posting #0013260. Closes Nov. 16.

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.

Project Coordinator –The Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Project Coordinator, Posting #0013261. Closes Nov. 18.

Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader for the position of Head Librarian of the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport, Oregon. Posting #0013234. Closes Nov. 21.

Outreach Program Coordinator (Small Farms Coordinator)– Jackson County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time, (.49 FTE),  Small Farms Coordinator position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013249. Closes Nov. 22.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Forest Economics. Posting #0013255.  For full consideration, apply by Nov. 30. Closes Dec. 31.

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

Kerr Admin partial lot closure: As part of the need for the Facilities Services Refrigeration Shop to replace the dry coolers on the side of Kerr Administration Building, a crane will need to be set in the south parking lot of Kerr (View Map) on Nov. 4-5, from 6 to 10 a.m. both days.

Nash Hall: As part of the Real Time Utility Monitoring, Nash Hall will experience a power shutdown on Friday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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: This damp Friday might be the perfect time to stay inside with a holiday snack. Showers today, tapering off tonight, with a high of 57 and a low of 42. Chance of showers over the weekend.

Central Oregon: Rain likely today and tonight, high of 49, low of 34. Partly sunny this weekend.

Newport: Showers today, high of 56, low of 45. Chance of rain this weekend.

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

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