OSU Today

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 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.

What can a robot learn from a flightless bird? Lots, it turns out (Christian Science Monitor)

Picture a robot version of the Road Runner. That’s what researchers at Oregon State University are aiming for, and they’ve found that the best real-­life models for running robots may be birds. The research team worked with scientists from the Royal Veterinary College, studied the movements of ground­-running bird species and uncovered why these not-so-graceful bipeds are impressively efficient when darting from one place to another.

Study: Ebola could be contained by March (CBS News)

Researchers from Oregon State University, Yale University, and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Liberia concluded that hygienic funeral practices, case isolation, contact tracing with quarantines and better protection for healthcare workers are the keys to stopping the Ebola epidemic.

The amazing story of the blind engineer (who is also a triathlete) (Fast Company)

Walsh holds an undergraduate degree in computer science and electrical engineering from Oregon State University. She says it’s tough to make math accessible to blind people, especially advanced math, where seeing problems and figures is an important part of learning.

Farming the Oregon coast: Not so wild an idea (KOMO)

A backyard poultry operation may sound like a great business, but better check city or county officials to make sure you can do it, said James Hermes, OSU Extension poultry specialist.

‘Mild’ systolic BP control adequate for adults above 65 (Big News Network)

The research at Oregon State University suggests that for adults over 60, keeping the systolic pressure at 150 or less is adequate. Lead author Leah Goeres said that the goal of a systolic pressure at or below 140 has been around a long time, and there’s still skepticism among some practitioners about accepting a higher blood pressure. (see also Mid-Day)

’64 Beavers remember their run for the Roses (Portland Tribune)

The voices were strong, the bodies mostly looking surprisingly good, and laughs were abundant as members of Oregon State’s last Rose Bowl team convened for a 50-year reunion Saturday. There was quarterback Paul Brothers, slapping hands and exchanging hugs with players from that 1964 team that went 8-3 and represented the fledgling AAWU in the ’65 Pasadena classic.

Robots that fly (Good Fruit Grower)

Hinton said that unmanned aircraft can help people cope with the four Ds—the dull, the dirty, the dangerous, and the difficult. Imagine the safety gains in taking pilots out of cropdusters working over potato fields, which is the subject of a research project at Oregon State University.

Thwart gophers: Tips to growing bulbs in pots (Oregonian)

“It’s easy to create a stunning display that begins to grow in the fall or middle of winter, then bursts into bloom in the spring or early summer,” said Heather Stoven, Oregon State University Extension horticulturist. “In fact, if you choose the right plants, you can create a bulb display that extends through the seasons.

OSU plant pathologist spent career studying costly nematodes (East Oregonian)

Richard Smiley, 71, is retiring after nearly 30 years with OSU’s Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center north of Pendleton.

Endangered sea lions and sharks: Not a good mix (Environmental Protection)

The decade-long study was conducted by Newport’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and Oregon State University. As part of the teams’ research, 36 juvenile sea lions were implanted with special transmitters. Of those sea lions, 17 have been killed – 15 of which the transmitters reported the sea lions died by predation.

Cleanup project in Seaside honors memory of former OSU student (Seaside Signal)

Although it has been about five years since the widely reported death of 19-year-old Oregon State University freshman Alex Thompson in a drowning accident, his memory is not forgotten. Proof of that was the more than 75 people who showed up in Seaside a few weeks ago to participate in a beach cleanup project in his memory.

Innovation expo set for Thursday at Alumni Center (Gazette-Times)

The annual Willamette Innovators Expo is Thursday at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. “Its main purpose is to let all the exciting traded-sector companies in the area show the community what they do,” said Dan Whitaker, one of the event organizers.

Today

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.

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.

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

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/

Upcoming Events

NEW! Harvest of the Month: Harvest of the Month will be presenting two different potato samples at a tasting booth located in McNary Dining Hall Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. This booth will feature a crop soil representative to share information about Oregon State’s breeding program. In addition, each dining center will feature 1-2 potato specials.

NEW! Many Hands Trading will donate $1 out of every $4 you spend in their store in the Memorial Union on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to the OSU Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.  Our exercise program focuses on increasing independence and functional mobility.

NEW! November Repair Fair:  Bring your broken items and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings; attend demonstrations to learn more skills. Demonstrations offered for door draft snakes, patching holes and green cleaning. See the schedule and list of repair skills at http://tiny.cc/repair-fair. Nov. 6, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street).

NEW! Gifts from the Kitchen Workshop: Make the holidays special by giving a personal gift from your kitchen. Thursday, Nov. 6, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Benton County Extension Office, 4077 S.W. Research Way Corvallis. Ideas for gifts, presentation, and wrapping will be shared by Master Food Preserver Volunteers. Participants will make some gifts to take home with them. We will share ideas on canned foods, jams, jellies, candies, cakes, cookie mixes in a jar, and much more. Cost: $20 Please call 541-766-6750 to pre-register. Lambeth, Laura Laura.Lambeth@oregonstate.edu

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! Fall 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Watershed-based Partnerships for a Resilient World: Jon Souder, with the Coos Watershed Association will speak on “Stream and Watershed Restoration: The Implementation Quandary” Wednesday, Nov. 5, 4 – 5 p.m., in Kearney 305.

NEW! Deep-Sea Medicine: At the Nov. 6 meeting of Triad, OSU faculty and staff club, Kerry McPhail of the College of Pharmacy will discuss her search for new drug candidates from the oceans. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, 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.

NEW! Oregon State Retirement Association (OSURA) Workshop: Ron LeBlanc, Certified Financial Planner and David Beckham, Attorney, will speak on “The Business of Retirement” on Nov. 6 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the OSU Foundation, 35th & Western.  A range of financial and estate planning topics will be discussed; participants will receive fact sheets and worksheets. Guests are welcome.  No charge.

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

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.

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.

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.”

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! 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 (Nov. 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.

NEW! LAST CHANCE – RecSports Payroll Deduction: 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.

NEW! AOP Merit Award nominations: The Holiday season is fast approaching.  No better way to make someone’s day brighter, then by nominating one of your hard working employees or co-workers for the Association of Office Personnel monthly Merit Award.  It‘s not necessary for them to be a member of AOP, but they should be classified or professional faculty. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition

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: 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.

Jobs

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

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# 001326. Closes Nov. 12.

Faculty Research Assistant (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013282, full-consideration closes Nov. 13.

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 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. Closes Nov. 15.

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.

Property Specialist 3. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE) Property Specialist 3 position in Materials Management for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013291 . Closes Nov. 17.

Office Specialist 2 – New Student Programs & Family Outreach invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Office Specialist 2, Posting #0013275. Closes Nov. 17.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: It may feel like the clouds are closing in, but there is sunshine on the way by week’s end. Showers today, high of 58, low of 52. Slight chance of rain tomorrow. 

Central Oregon: Showers likely today, high of 53, low of 42. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Showers today, high of 58, low of 54. Slight chance of rain tomorrow.

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

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