OSU Today

Monday, Nov. 3, 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.

Grower, processor save OSU spuds for food bank (Capital Press)

Staff with the Oregon Food Bank and Farmers Ending Hunger coordinated a donation of 150,000 pounds of potatoes that otherwise might have been tilled under. Oregon State University’s agricultural research station in Hermiston had a couple acres of unharvested potatoes left over from variety trials.

OSU celebrates fundraising success by asking for more (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University topped the $1 billion goal for its first major fundraising campaign back in January, but it waited until Homecoming Weekend to mark the achievement with a glitzy campus celebration that included a keynote address by a New York Times columnist and an appeal to keep the donations coming.

Public lands feeling the pressure of popularity (Bend Bulletin)

The pressure that increasing popularity puts on public lands isn’t unique to Bend, said Matt Shinderman, senior instructor and program lead for sustainability at Oregon State University-Cascades. Over the past two decades, people have been drawn to cities around America where outdoor recreation can be part of their daily lives.

Coho salmon pour into regional tributaries, far exceeding expectations (Oregonian)

Try “Field Guide to Oregon Rivers,” by Tim Palmer of Port Orford (timpalmer.org), which is far more of a natural history compendium beyond the atlas-genre its title suggests. It’s published by the Oregon State University Press and sells for $25 in most bookstores, the OSU Press or online through his Web site.

Plan to tow thirst-quenching icebergs to Africa is is on ice (Thomson-Reuters Foundation)

However, Jennifer Veilleux, a water resources geographer at Oregon State University, United States, says the project is “severely flawed”.

Wildlife Safari’s artificially inseminated cheetah loses baby (KPIC)

Officials are unsure what happened to the baby. Oregon State University researchers will be conducting more tests over the weekend in an attempt to find some answers.

Homecoming parade celebrates OSU (Gazette-Times)

Students paraded through town and campus, carrying banners for various departments and residence halls at Oregon State University with them. The OSU marching band played an accompaniment for the parade. All these moments were part of OSU’s annual Homecoming Parade Thursday night. (See also KEZI)

Study shows three abrupt pulses of CO2 during last deglaciation (Space Daily)

“We used to think that naturally occurring changes in carbon dioxide took place relatively slowly over the 10,000 years it took to move out of the last ice age,” said Shaun Marcott, lead author on the article who conducted his study as a post-doctoral researcher at Oregon State University.

Tour of NuScale Control Room and Test Facility (The Energy Collective)

Though the company now has offices in three cities, Corvallis, the home of Oregon State University, is the place where the NuScale Power Module has been conceived and refined.The final tour stop required a short drive to the OSU campus, where NuScale’s test loop is hosted.

Stronger bones (KTLV)

Christine Snow, Ph.D., the director of the Bone Research Laboratory at Oregon State University in Corvallis, says: “Most of us don’t bend very deeply and also don’t add extra weight. That’s what really pushes bones and muscles to respond.”

OSU Advantage Accelerator seeks applicants (Democrat-Herald)

The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator program is seeking participants for its next cohort, which begins in January and runs for five months. (see also Register-Guard)

Having a blast (Gazette-Times)

At every Oregon State University home football game, Bryant Bischof’s eyes light up even before the fireworks begin.

Willamette Valley Pie Company wins OSU business award (Statesman Journal)

The company received word this week it is the recipient of an Excellence in Family Business Award, a product of the Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University.

Grower, processor saves OSU spuds for food bank (Capital Press)

The work began when Amy Gillette of Oregon Food Bank and Diana Quezada of Community Action Program of East Central Oregon, or CAPECO, a regional food bank, learned that Oregon State University’s agricultural research station in Hermiston had a couple acres of unharvested potatoes left over from variety trials. OSU planned to plow them under and lacked the infrastructure to donate them.

Birds run carefully in the rough (Earth Times)

Placing feet in the right place concerns robots and runners, and almost all bipeds and tetrapods. Here is in a article of interest to runners. The UK Royal Veterinary College and Oregon State University have often studied small crouching creatures and large upright birds such as ostrich. (Yahoo News)

Tailgating, health eating and exercise merge for OSU homecoming (Gazette-Times)

The words “healthy” and “exercise” don’t often collide in the same sentence with “tailgating.” But those that attended the Second Annual GridIron Chef Contest and Homecoming Beaver Bowl Fun Run Saturday morning on the Memorial Union Quad on Oregon State University’s campus were treated to all three. And treated they were.

Be careful not to fertilize berry canes in fall (Statesman Journal)

Oregon State University Extension Service berry experts recommend that established summer-bearing cultivars should get a total of 2 to 3 ounces of nitrogen per 10 feet of row (12.5 to 18.7 ounces of 16-16-16 fertilizer) each year.

Cannon Beach Haystack Rock lecture series announced (Coastal Explorer  Magazine)

Selina Heppell, Associate Professor at Oregon State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife presents “From Jumbo Squid to Ancient Rockfish: How Scientists and Citizens Conserve our Coastal Resources.”


NEW! Open Labyrinth Walk: Claim some time for this moving form of meditation and/or prayer. Hosted by United Campus Ministry at OSU. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, MU Room 13 (new multipurpose room). Free and open to all members of the OSU community.

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.”

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

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).

Upcoming Events

NEW! Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. 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. More information on our website.

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! Conservation and sustainable development: International Conservation figure and Social Entrepreneur Jamie Bechtel Speaks on conservation and sustainable development practices. She is the 2nd speaker in the Humanitarian Engineering Voices from the Field series. November 4, 4-6 p.m. Reception followed by public lecture. Kearney 112. Registration is now available.  http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/heatosu/jamie-bechtel-november-4-5-2014/

NEW! MOOC brown bag: Join Karen Thompson and others in the College of Education for a MOOC brown bag on Nov. 5 from noon to 1 p.m. in Furman 202.  Thompson has coordinated and is instructing OSU’s first massive online course (MOOC) in partnership with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education.  The MOOC is entitled Supporting English Language Learners Under New Standards and currently has over 3,500 enrolled.

NEW! OSU-Cascades lecture: Genetics play a significant role in physical performance and ability. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, Assistant Professor Matt Orr will kick off Oregon State University – Cascades’ 2014-2015 It’s in the Bag lecture series with an exploration of the role of genetics in physical performance.  Attendees are asked to register online at http://www.osucascades.edu/lunchtime-lectures.   Lectures take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Cascades Hall, room 114-115.  Audience members are asked to pick-up a free parking pass from the main office before parking.

NEW School of Public Policy Political Science job talk: American Politics Assistant Professor Search. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m., MU 213. Associate Professor Maria Chavez, Pacific Lutheran University will speak on “Living the Dream: New Immigrations Policies and the Lives of Undocumented Latino Youth.”

NEW! Willamette Water 2100 Webinar: Climate Change and Upland Forest Dynamics in the Willamette River Basin Presented by Dr. David Turner, OSU Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1 to 2 p.m., Kidder 202 and streaming online at http://live.oregonstate.edu

NEW! Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: Ari S. Friedlaender, Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University, Newport, will speak onBig Appetite, Big Mouth: the Foraging Behavior of Baleen Whales using New Technology and Visualization Tools,” Nov. 5, 4 – 5 p.m., Nash 206.

NEW! Perspectives on World War I:  Join us for a panel discussion with Prof’s Joseph Orosco, Jacob Hamblin, Christopher Nichols, and Kara Ritzheimer who will examine the global dimensions of the conflict, anarchism and the power of nationalism, the legacy of chemical weapons and the relationship between citizens and the state.   This event will also feature a special exhibit of WWI archival materials.   Nov. 5, 4 p.m., Valley Library, Fifth Floor, Special Collections and Archive Center.

NEW! Free Webinar: Let LinkedIn Market Your Skills & Experience – Nov. 5, 5 p.m.  Let LinkedIn work for you 24/7. Viveka Von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing an Hour a Day, will provide exceptional strategies to help you maximize the free tools LinkedIn provides.

NEW! Religion, Gender, and the Body:  The sixth event in this year’s Ideas Matter series will be two presentations and a discussion on Religion, Gender, and the Body.    Prof. Susan Shaw will present on “Bodies, the Erotic, and Joy: Feminist Theological Perspectives” and Prof. Crystal Boson will present “You Unzip Your Body and They Slide Right In: Hoodoo, Possession, and Gender Performance. ”  Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room.

NEW! How to Create a Great Hybrid Course: Hands-on workshop offered on Monday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Milam 215. All faculty are welcome to learn about best practices in blended learning, and to try out tools for redesigning an on-campus course as a hybrid course. Funding for hybrid course development will also be discussed. Registration is now available: http://bit.ly/1u2oLwI.

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, 4-6 p.m. Reception followed by public lecture. Kearney 112. http://bit.ly/1wQhKjz

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

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

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.

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

News for Employees

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.


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

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.

Veterinary Technician 2 (pool) – The College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences has a temporary, approximately 5 week duration, opening  for a veterinary technician to assist with anesthesia and monitoring.  Review of applications will begin on Nov. 11, 2014, interested parties should apply to posting #031139 no later than Nov. 10.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered for this position.

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.

Consultant-Academic Advisor – The College of Engineering, Office of Student Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position. Posting # 0013229. Closes Nov. 14.

The Department of Crop and Soil Science invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position as Administrative Assistant to the Department Head.  This is an OSU Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting #0013278. Closes Nov. 14.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension family and community health invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene. Posting # 0013276. Closes Nov. 14.

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: “Dull November brings the blast, Then the leaves are whirling fast.” –  Sara Coleridge. Rain today and tonight, high of 58, low of 50. Showers and gusty winds tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today, with rain by tonight. High of 53, low of 42. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Newport: Rain today and tonight. High of 58, low of 54. Showers tomorrow.

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

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