OSU Today

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 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.

Leopards cannot change their spots, but butterflies can (The Times UK)

Biologists have long known that the wing spots of the Bycyclus anayana, to give it its scientific name, change size depending on what season in which the butterfly is born. But they have not known why. Now a team of scientists from Oregon State University believe they have the answer. (see also Entomology Today)

Beer innovators (All About Beer Magazine)

Shellhammer is a professor of fermentation sciences at Oregon State University, where he has been doing groundbreaking research on hops for over a decade. The hop plant Humulus lupulus goes way back in Corvallis; not only are hops grown nearby, but also the USDA’s famous breeding program produced early American classics like Cascade and Willamette. For decades, brewers and hop growers have trekked to OSU to learn more about the spice of beer, and lately Shellhammer has been happy to guide them into the future.

OSU enrollment surging; U of Oregon count dips 1 percent (Oregonian)

Figures from the Oregon University System show that enrollment at Oregon State University this fall increased by 4 percent while the student count at the University of Oregon declined by 1 percent. (see also OPB, Spokesman-Review)

Armistice Day and WWI’s global effects (Huffington Post)

A piece by OSU’s Christopher McKnight Nichols.

New OSU football traffic plan (KEX)

Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the City of Corvallis will roll out an adjusted traffic management plan for the Nov. 15 Beavers vs. Arizona State football game.  The planning was initiated by the OSU Department of Athletics to improve traffic flow immediately after each home Beaver football game.

Question of climate change comes up before county commission (The Daily World)

On a 2-1 vote, the Grays Harbor County commissioners decided to accept a $16,500 grant from Oregon State University to have staff work on assessing the potential health impacts of climate change.

Bike and pedestrian safety event set for Wednesday (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is hosting its annual Be Bright! Be Seen! bicycle and pedestrian safety event from 11 a.m. to noon today in the Memorial Union quad.

Barbara Drake goes back to the Yamhill County land in ‘Morning Light:’ Book review (Oregonian)

In 1987 Barbara Drake moved onto a small acreage in the Yamhill Valley and has lived in the country since. Her new collection, “Morning Light: Wildflowers, Night Skies, and Other Ordinary Joys of Oregon Country Life,” (Oregon State University Press) follows her 1998 book, “Peace at Heart: An Oregon Country Life,” in recounting the stories and lessons that have come of those years. Never a dull moment, Drake braves coyotes, poison oak, falling trees, water shortage, and careless neighbors who nearly shoot her husband — among other things.

OSU wrestling opens at home, with chance to claim 1,000th dual-meet win (Oregonian)

Everyone surrounding the Oregon State wrestling team is feeling a little chippy heading into the 2014-15 season. After two straight top-10 NCAA finishes and three consecutive Pac-12 titles, the Beavers tumbled to 28th place last March at the NCAA Championships. For the first time since 2010, Oregon State didn’t have a single All-American.

OSU Extension faculty receive awards (Hood River News)

Dani Annala, 4-H Program Coordinator, and Lauren Kraemer, Extension Family and Community Health, each received recognition for their program work at Oregon State University, Hood River Extension Service.

Cape Perpetua series features earthquakes and tsunamis (Newport News-Times)

Robert Lillie, geosciences professor at Oregon State University, will deliver a presentation on earthquakes and tsunamis of the Oregon coast at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.

WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science (Juneau Empire)

Her talk didn’t have to do with zombie sea lions. Instead, working with Oregon State University researcher Markus Horning, she uses a gadget that looks like a very large pill. It’s surgically inserted in — and free floats in — sea lions’ abdomens. It monitors and keeps a record of their vital signs, but it doesn’t send a signal to researchers until the animal is dead, as indicated by the sudden presence of light or a drop in temperature.

Today

Be Bright! Be Seen! In an effort to encourage bike and pedestrian safety on campus and around Corvallis, OSU is inviting the public to the Memorial Union quad on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a special Be Bright! Be Seen! event. Features reflective gear giveaways and informational booths: http://oregonstate.edu/main/be-bright

Research Impact  & Open Access and Data Management Workshops at The Valley Library: As Fall terms begins to wind down, consider (via citations, downloads, altmetrics) how your Research Impact & Open Access (Nov. 12) work together. Thinking about your research data or developing your data management plan? Learn to manage it effectively and efficiently with Intro to Data Management (Nov. 12). Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

Gatekeeper suicide prevention training: Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst college students? This workshop will teach participants to recognize the warning signs and how to help if someone they know is thinking about suicide. Presented by Jim Gouveia, LCSW. Register here: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b41KB4Idbr2ZXGl. Feel free to bring your lunch. Nov. 12, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU Journey Room.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  NAS Member, James Van Etten, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present a seminar “Unusual Lifestyle of Giant Algal Viruses” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

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. Weds. Nov. 12,  4-4:50 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/1v0xuxW

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: David Wiens, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Corvallis, will speak on“Bold Measures in Desperate Times: Experimental Removal of Barred Owls to Benefit Threatened Spotted Owls,” Nov. 12, 4 – 5 p.m., Nash 206.

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.

PCOSW Fall Speaker Series: Jane Lubchenco, Distinguished Professor, environmental scientist, marine ecologist, former Under Secretary of Commerce and former NOAA Administrator, will speak on “Leading While Juggling Work and Life” on Wednesday, Nov.12, 7 to 8:30 p.m., C&E Hall, LaSells Stewart Center. Free and open to the public.

Pretty Faces ski film screening: Women in Science is co-hosting a screening of the ski film Pretty Faces on Wednesday Nov. 12 at Majestic Theatre. Film starts at 7:30 p.m. This film celebrates women’s achievements in the mountains. For more info, check out www.unicornpicnic.com or email womeninscience@oregonstate.edu

Upcoming Events

NEW! Faculty Senate: The Nov. 13 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/faculty-senate-meeting-thu-2014-11-13-1500. The meeting will be in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. Faculty may participate remotely by logging on to http://live.oregonstate.edu/ at any time during the meeting; Senators need to log in to the Faculty Senate Chat Room, using their real name, so that attendance can be accurately recorded.

NEW! Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium 2014 Student Symposium: OSGC will host the 2014 Student Symposium on Friday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. OSGC funded students awarded fellowships, NASA internships, undergraduate research scholarships, and team research awards will present their research projects via posters and oral presentations. The event is free and open to all.

NEW! Faculty/Staff Nutrition Information sessions:  The OSU dietetic intern class of 2014-15 and the Moore Family Center will be offering free 60-minute nutrition consult visits for faculty and staff.  Sessions will be open every Friday during fall, winter, and spring terms, starting Nov. 14.  Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Email michelle.bump@oregonstate.edu to schedule your appointment.

NEW! Music à la Carte: OSU Campus Band Fall Concert, directed by Robert Brudvig. Friday, Nov. 14, noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

NEW! Spin to Win! Drop by the center of the M.U. Quad between noon and 3 p.m. Nov. 14 and spin the wheel – answer the recycling trivia questions you land on and win a reusable spork or utensil set! At this America Recycles Day event you will also learn more about how and why to recycle at OSU. Come celebrate.

NEW! Art Open House:  An Open House will be held on Nov. 14,  4 to 6 p.m., featuring student art on display in the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support (BRC). The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. http://success.oregonstate.edu/student-art-open-house

NEW! Fall Choral Concert: Bella Voce and the OSU Meistersingers directed by Tina Bull and Russ Christensen. Friday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis, $8 in advance, $10 at the door, OSU students with ID & youth K-12 free. Advance tickets at tickettomato.com.

NEW! International Education Week 2014: A World of Learning Opportunities at OSU and Beyond: Over two dozen events and activities from Nov. 17-21 that celebrate the benefits of international education worldwide. You can find a Calendar of Events and Detailed Event Descriptions along with ways to join the Global Beavs conversations via facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our IEW dedicated blog.

NEW! Children’s Holiday Party: The Children’s Holiday Party is for children ages 5-10, and includes crafts and entertainment. Free but space is limited. Dec. 6. Noon check in in the MU Main Concourse, 12:30 p.m., entertainment, 1:30 to 4 p.m., activities and crafts, 4 p.m. pickup. Register by Dec. 1, noon, at sli.oregonstate.edu/chp

“No Dumb Questions” video documentary: This lighthearted and poignant 24-minute documentary profiles three sisters, ages 6, 9 and 11, struggling to understand why and how their Uncle Bill is becoming a woman followed by facilitated conversation. Nov. 13, noon-1:30 p.m., MU 206. Sponsored by the OSU Campus Coalition Builders.

The Anonymous People: This documentary is an eye-opening portrayal of individuals in recovery from substance abuse breaking their silence in order to reduce stigma. Thursday Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., MU Room 208.

International Education Week: A World of Learning Opportunities at OSU and Beyond: Nov. 17-21.  A campus-wide collaborative series of more than 20 events planned throughout the week to engage students, staff and faculty in conversations around the importance of global learning, education abroad and our international student and scholar communities at OSU.  Questions? Contact International Programs 541-737-3006.

Thorsness retirement: Please join us as we honor Brian Thorsness for his 32+ years of service to OSU at a retirement gathering on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Union LaRaza Room 208.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! The Past and Future of Forests:  Please join us for an interdisciplinary panel discussion with four scholars whose work explores societal dimensions of science and nature.  There will also be a special exhibit of historical materials from the history of forestry at OSU as well as refreshments.  Nov. 13, 3-5 p.m., OSU Valley Library, Special Collections and Archive Research Center.

NEW! School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series: Shawn Rowe, Science and Mathematics Education, will speak on “Instrumenting a museum for learning sciences research: The Cyberlaboratory at Hatfield Marine Science Center,” Nov. 14, 4 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

NEW! Speech Communication Colloquium: Gregg Walker will present “Collaboration, Communication, and Environmental Conflict: A Pracademic’s Perspective” on Friday, Nov. 14,  4 – 5 p.m., in Gilkey Hall 113. In this talk, Walker will discuss two projects—one  conceptual and one empirical.  He draws on his work as a “pracademic,” emphasizing the dual roles of practitioner and academic.

NEW! Honeybees – New Writing and Research:   Join us for a celebration of honeybees and the launch of a new book Winged: New Writing on Bees with editors Melissa resser Poulin and Jill McKenna Reed.    The OSU Honeybee Lab will also discuss their work and bring an observation hive and beekeeping equipment to examine.  Friday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe.

ElderCare Connections: Roshni Sabedra, benefits consultant for OSU HR, will discuss using FMLA to balance work and care. Understand how your FMLA/OFLA benefit can be used to manage your work and elder-caregiving responsibilities. Thursday, Nov. 13, 12:10 to 12:50, MU 213.

BioSand Filter workshops with inventor David Manz: Join OSU students and faculty as we build our very own BioSand filter (BSF). We’re mixing and pouring concrete into our mold on Nov. 13, from 8-11 a.m., in 104 Merryfield Hall and then preparing it for use on Nov. 14 from 1-4 p.m. All students and faculty are welcome, please RSVP to Judy.Finn@oregonstate.edu.  Manz will also offer a free public lecture Nov. 13 at 4:30 in Rogers 226. For more information – http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/heatosu/david-manz-november-13-15-2014/

Oregon Sea Grant Scholars’ Day Symposium: All are invited to join Oregon Sea Grant’s supported students for posters and oral presentations in the Memorial Union’s Joyce Powell Leadership Center Journey Room on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Graduate and undergraduate students will present marine and coastal projects on topics spanning research, public engagement, and national ocean policy. This event is free and open to the public. For more details: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/education/scholars-day-2014

News for Employees

NEW! Women in Higher Education: OSU’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering funds to cover registration costs for OSU Faculty, Staff, and Students to attend the 2015 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) conference in Bend, Jan. 22-23, 2015. To apply, please complete the Application Form no later than Sunday, Nov. 23. Questions? Contact: Natalia Fernández natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

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. 24, Corvallis Sports Park Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m. For more details, go here.

NEW! New Radiation Safety Officer: Environmental Health and Safety is pleased to announce that Daniel Harlan is OSU’s new Radiation Safety Officer.  Dan has worked in OSU’s Radiation Safety Office for the past 25 years, starting as a Radiologic Technician and rising to Assistant Radiation Safety Officer.  He graduated from OSU in 1988.  Please join us in congratulating Dan on his promotion.

OSU Contract Services and Procurement – Request for Customer Feedback: The Contract Services and Procurement units within Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) have extended the date for the online surveys through Nov. 14. Please provide your valuable feedback through the 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

RecSports Half-Term Membership Available Today: Start your wellness routine today with Recreational Sports just in time for a healthy and happy holiday season! A half term membership is only $41 (faculty/staff/affiliate/dependent) and $34 (student affiliate/dependent), valid from date of purchase until Jan. 2, 2015. 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, with questions or for a private tour.

Adventure Leadership Institute – Winter Classes for Credit: As you plan your winter schedule, consider adding some adventure to it, by enrolling in an Adventure Leadership Institute class. Choose from Rock Climbing, Intro to Adventure Programming, Snowshoeing and more! Make this winter the most adventurous yet! Not a student? We hope you will pass this along to students who might be interested in adventure classes for credit.

Interested in sharing Thanksgiving with an international student?: The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to share their Thanksgiving festivities with international students.  Applications are currently available at https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_1yTjGUsntSs1cu9.   Hosting application deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.  Hosts will be informed of student placement Monday, Nov. 24.  If you have any questions, please contact homestay@oregonstate.edu.

Faculty Senate Elections – Declining Senator Election – All currently employed academic, research and professional faculty are eligible to be elected to a Senator position and represent faculty in their respective Faculty Senate apportionment unit. If you wish to decline to have your name placed on the Senator nomination ballot, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at faculty.senate@oregonstate.edu no later than noon on Nov. 14. Faculty must decline each year. Faculty are eligible to participate in the below elections this fall regardless of whether they decline Faculty Senator election: Faculty Senate President-Elect and Interinstitutional Faculty Senator (one ballot).  Faculty Senators. Each eligible voter will receive a nomination ballot containing the names of faculty who are eligible to be elected; the results of this ballot will determine the election ballot.

Jobs

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

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.

Office Specialist 2 – Agricultural Education and General Agriculture Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Office Specialist 2, Posting #0013271. Closes Nov. 14.

Office Specialist 2: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agriculture Science seeks an Office Specialist 2. Posting #0013265. Closes Nov. 14.

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.

Veterinary Technician 2 (pool) – The College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences has a temporary, approximately 5 week duration, position to assist with anesthesia and monitoring.  Review of applications will begin on Nov. 18, interested parties should apply to posting #0012692 no later than Nov. 17.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered for this position.

Medical Aide- Student Health Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 9 month, Medical Aide.  Posting #0013281. Closes Nov 17.

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.

Office Specialist 2 – Copyright Specialist: Printing and Mailing Services invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2, Posting #0013297.  Closes Nov. 18.

Office Specialist 2 – The KidSpirit Program in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, limited duration Office Specialist 2. Posting #0013309. Closes Nov. 18.

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

Two full-time Academic Year (10 Month) Cook 2 positions for University Housing & Dining Services at Oregon State University.  Starting wage $13.40 hourly plus benefits.  Requires 2 years full time experience as a commercial cook, or an associate’s degree in Food Service Management or Foods and Hospitality Service. Posting #0013322 Closes Nov. 19.

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 # 0013303. Closes Nov. 19.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension family and community health invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE),  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene.  Posting #0013287. Closes Nov. 19.

The Department of Public Safety at Oregon State University is seeking applicants for one Campus Public Safety Dispatcher.  This is a permanent full time position. Posting # 0013301. Closing date is Nov. 20.

The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Business Center Manager. Posting #0013314 . Closes Nov. 21.

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.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Purchasing Analyst 3 position for Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM), a unit within Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately one-year from the appointment begin date. Posting #0013320 . Closes Nov. 24.

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for part-time (.49 FTE), 12-month, academic wage-hourly position as Faculty Research Assistant.  This position is anticipated to last for 3 months.  Posting #0013305.  Closes Nov. 24.

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position as an Education Support Programmer.  Posting #0013290.  Closes Nov. 26.

General Counsel – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, General Counsel position. Posting #0013236. Closes for full consideration Nov. 30.

The College of Science Information Network (COSINe) Department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Director position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.  Posting # 0013243. Closes Nov. 30.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Jackson County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Land Steward/Natural Resource Coordinator position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013296. Closes Nov. 30.

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.

Assistant Dean – The Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Success position.  Posting #0013307.  Closes Dec. 1.

Assistant Dean for the Graduate Student Success –The Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Dean for the Graduate Student Success, Posting #0013307. Closes Dec. 1.

Assistant Professor of Architecture and Wood Design – The Department of Wood Science & Engineering, in the College of Forestry, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position of Architecture and Wood Design.  Posting # 0013122, screening of candidates will begin Dec. 1 and will continue until position is filled.

The Office of VP of Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Conflict of Interest (COI) Specialist position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President for Research. Posting #0013295. Closes Dec. 3.

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate position. Posting #0013306.  Closing date is Jan. 15, 2015.

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

Pioneer Place East: As part of a class project, the 2 southern most parking spaces on the west side of the Pioneer Place East lot (View Map) will be closed starting at 7 a.m. on Nov. 12, through 5 p.m., Nov. 13.

Power outages: As part of the Real Time Utility Monitoring project, on Nov. 16, Kelley Engineering will be without power from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Power shutdown: As part of the Strand Hall Renovation, the following buildings will experience a power shutdown on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m.: Strand, Waldo, Langton, Moreland and Fairbanks.

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: Need to brush up on bike safety or add some reflective gear for your commute? Remember to come to the Quad today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Be Bright! Be Seen! We’ll start out clear and cold, but rain rolls in after 4 p.m., with a high of 46 and a low of 31. Rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Increasing clouds today with snow tonight. High of 31, low of 20. Wintry mix tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of rain today after 4 p.m. High of 47, low of 36. Rain tomorrow.

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

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