OSU Today

Friday, Nov. 14, 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.

Despite voter approval, marijuana use still prohibited on most campuses (USA Today)

Passage of Measure 91 is encouraging researchers to review marijuana policy and educational opportunities for students, according to Oregon State University instructor Seth Crawford, an expert in policies and market structure of marijuana in Oregon. “It does seem to have generated a bit of extra legitimacy about marijuana to the point where we have a lot of researchers in a number of different aspects about marijuana,” Crawford says.

OSU shines light on bike safety (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University freshman Oscar Gayet still is getting to know the campus, but the 19-year-old makes sure to use lights and reflectors any time he hits the streets. “It’s a huge difference having lights and reflectors on my bike,” Gayet said. “I feel pretty safe, but you never know.”

New plan to be unveiled for post-game OSU football traffic (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is rolling out a new post-game traffic plan for home football games at Reser Stadium. The new approach, a cooperative effort involving the university, the city and the Oregon Department of Transportation, debuts with Saturday night’s 7:45 p.m. game against Arizona State.

“Ugly sweater” artists hit Portland icons (Willamette Week)

On Saturday, November 29, the statues will celebrate the Civil War football game between the University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State University Beavers. If you’re not heading down to Corvallis for the game, wear your team colors and show your school spirit by visiting the duck and beaver statues on Yamhill and Morrison between Fifth and Sixth avenues — the mascot animals will be decked out in green and yellow and orange and black, respectively, for the occasion!

Corvallis residents most likely in U.S. to have high-speed Internet connection, report says (Oregonian)

The area, home to Oregon State University and a hefty slice of Hewlett Packard operations, narrowly beat out other highly-connected metro areas: Colorado Springs, San Jose-Santa Clara and Manchester, New Hampshire. (see also San Francisco Gate)

BridgePort and OSU brewing students design Trilogy3 Brewers’ Class, win gold in Europe (Oregonian)

BridgePort Brewing Co., Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, announced today that Trilogy 3 Brewers’ Class, the final beer in Bridgeport’s 30-year anniversary series, won gold at The European Beer Star award. Conceived as a sessionable brown ale, Trilogy 3 Brewers’ Class was jointly designed by students enrolled in Tom Shellhammer’s Fermentation Science Program at Oregon State University and BridgePort brewmaster Jeff Edgerton.

Are B vitamins holding you back? (Sci Fighting)

A study conducted by researchers at Oregon State University, which was published last year in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, came to some important conclusions about athletic performance and B vitamins. This study showed that athletes lacking B vitamins were less successful in high-intensity exercise performance compared to those whose B vitamin intake was sufficient.

Butterfly uses eyespots to deflect predators (Discovery News)

In a new study, a team of researchers from Oregon State University, Yale University and four other institutions says it has documented such behavior by observing a species of butterfly calledBycyclus anyana and its distinctive wing shapes, or eyespots.

Oregon Coast OMSI facility to include large science camp (Beach Connection)

“This project is a natural fit for OMSI, given its established leadership in hands-on education, the rich resources on the Oregon Coast has to offer, and the potential collaborations with marine educators including at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, NOAA and Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center,” said Chris Hall, co-chair of the Coastal Discovery Campaign.

Paintings that taste like chicken showing at OSU. What? (Statesman Journal)

“Everything Tastes like Chicken,” featuring the acrylic paintings of Ralph Pugay, is on exhibit through Dec. 2 at Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis.


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.

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.

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

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

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.

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/

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Reflections on Study Abroad Poster Session – Italy, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic: hrough poster/video presentations, you’ll learn about Exploring World Agriculture Agri-Trekking in Italy; Cuban Culture, Society and Politics Today – From Revolution to Globalization; and the Beavers Without Borders service learning program, all of which took place last summer.  Nov. 17, noon to 2 p.m., MU 206. For more information, contact Julie Walkin, Julie.walkin@oregonstate.edu

NEW! International Education Week Kick-Off with ISOSU’s International Coffee Hour: Celebrate the start of International Education Week with food and live set DJ by Psyborg and an opportunity to mingle with exchange students, study abroad returnees, International Degree majors and International Cultural Service Program participants. Nov. 17, 4:30-6 p.m., MU Lounge & International Resource Center,  For more information, contact Julie Walkin, Julie.walkin@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! International Fair: A trip around the world, but without the jetlag! The INTO OSU International Fair, hosted in the International Living Learning Center, gives participants the chance to learn more about the diversity of cultures represented at Oregon State University. Stop by and sample food, write your name in a different language or observe the traditions of a dozen different cultures! Free and open to the public. Nov. 18, 6:30-8 p.m., ILLC. For more information, contact Casey Glick, casey.glick@oregonstate.edu

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 16-22: OSU is joining this nationwide effort with service projects, educational events and dialogues, and donation/fund drives. Create awareness, education, and understanding surrounding issues of hunger, homelessness, food insecurity, and poverty as it affects those in our community and world. Calendar of events and details are available at this website and below: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/hhweek. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1511307232453845/.

Master class: OSU music will present a master class with Jane Streeton, a faculty member at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., Room 303 of Benton Hall. The public is welcome. Admission is free. Streeton studied at the Royal College of Music and sings as soloist in opera and concert internationally. She will work with six OSU students, coaching them in technique and presentation of musical theatre songs, as well as classical repertoire in English.

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.

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! Center for the Humanities Lecture:  Ray Malewitz, 2013-14 Center Research Fellow, and faculty in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, will discuss the presence and purpose of animals in Western literary narratives and ask, Can Literary Animals Have Agency? on Monday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m., in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

NEW! Immigration 101 (for faculty & staff): Immigration 101 is a presentation about an international student’s experience with U.S. immigration laws. It depicts a student’s journey from his home country to his/her educational institution in the U.S.  Basic immigration concepts will be introduced, as well as an outline of the immigration regulations that students are required to follow while in the U.S. Mon., Nov. 17, 4 to 5 p.m., ILLC 450. For more information, contact Cynthia Cox, Cynthia.cox2@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Learn about Canvas on Tuesday Nov. 18, 9-10:50 am. Webinar training for all OSU instructors and staff on using Canvas. Attend the webinar from any computer with an Internet connection, or come to Kidder 202 to watch with colleagues. No password or registration needed; just click the webinar link and enter your name a few minutes before 9 a.m. The webinar will be recorded and available for one month following the event. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough

NEW! OSU SciComm Brown-bag: Science and Story. Kevin Ahern and Pat Kight will present Tuesday, Nov. 18, noon – 1 p.m., LPSC Seminar room 402. More info. http://bit.ly/osuScicomm

NEW! Improving Service to OSU International Students: This lunch and learn session is designed to examine biases that can impede our ability to best serve the OSU international student population. Nov. 18, noon-1:30 p.m., MU 206 Sponsored by the OSU Campus Coalition Builders; http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/99472/

NEW! Improving Service to International Students at OSU: A Storytelling Workshop to Examine our Biases: The Campus Coalition Builders invite you to a Lunch and Learn session to examine our biases that can get in the way of better serving OSU’s International student population.  The workshop is designed as a storytelling workshop and provides an opportunity to make a personal commitment to improving our aspiration for a more globally welcoming climate at OSU. Nov. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 206, The workshop is open to students, staff and faculty.  For more information, contact Rachael Weber, Rachael.weber@oregonstate.edu

NEW! TAC Workshop: Countdown to Canvas, with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  In this workshop we will cover the basic course layout and tools in Canvas, and provide hands-on help to instructors on adding course content and setting up assignments, tests and the grade book. We support working with migrated content, course templates, and building sites “from scratch.” Tues. Nov. 18 2-3:50 pm. Location:  Bexell 120. 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/1Cnic75

NEW! Horticulture departmental seminars: Patty Skinkis, associate professor, OSU horticulture, will speak on “Grapevine yield management: A story from the vine’s perspective,” Nov. 18, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

NEW! OSU-Cascades Science Pub: Oregon State University – Cascades continues its Science Pub offerings with a presentation by Adam Schultz, a professor of geology and geophysics in OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.  Schultz will present “In Hot Water: Investigations Beneath the Earth’s Surface Using Electromagnetic Methods” on Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Father Luke’s Room at McMenamins in Bend. Networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Free but reservations required.  Space is limited to 100 guests.  To register, visit  http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs.

NEW! Tsoo King public lecture: Ed Chapman, University of Wisconsin Department of Neuroscience, will speak on “New wrinkles in Botox use-traveling into the brain,” Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., LPSC 125.

NEW! Spirituality in Physician-Patient Relationships:  Do questions of spirituality and religious meaning arise in physician-patient interactions?  Should physicians participate in prayers or other religious rituals?  Join a panel of four local physicians who will address the treatment of the physical body and its spiritual and religious implications.   Tuesday, Nov 18, 7 p.m., in the MU Journey Room.

Political Science American Politics Job Talk: Benjamin Newman, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, will speak on, “Diversity of A Different Kind: Gentrification and its Impact on Social Capital and Political Engagement in Black Communities,” Monday, Nov. 17, 2:30-4 p.m., MU 211: American Indian Room.

Food Science and Technology Seminar: Michael Morrissey, professor and director FIC, OSU Department of Food Science and Technology, will speak on “Update from the Food Innovation Center,” Monday, Nov. 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wiegand 132.

News for Employees

NEW! Search Advocate training: Four Search Advocate full-day workshops are now available!  Be prepared to work with search committees by completing this workshop covering strategies to enhance validity, fairness, and diversity in the search process.  Instead of requiring the typical two-workshop series (totaling ten hours), this workshop is a single day ( 8 am to 5 pm, breakfast and lunch included).  Register at the OSU Professional Development website http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php for one of the following offerings: Dec. 1 in Clatskanie, Dec. 15 or 17 in Corvallis, or Jan. 9 at North Willamette Research and Extension Center.  Questions?  Contact Anne Gillies anne.gillies@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-0865.

OSU District Plan:  An informational video tour of the OSU District Plan Open Houses held in late October, along with additional information, is now available on the  OSU District Plan Updates page (blogs.oregonstate.edu/osudistrictplan/). Click on the “Submit Feedback” link to share your thoughts, opinions and concerns with University Land Use Planning manager David Dodson at 541-737-3503. Feedback from the October Open Houses will be presented at the District Plan Outreach Meetings on Dec. 4.

Call for event submissions for the 2015 MLK Celebration: The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee welcomes you to join us in empowering ordinary people to create extraordinary change for the 33rd annual celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy. The celebration, Monday, Jan. 12 – Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, will consist of OSU community events submitted by members like you. To submit an event, visit the MLK Celebration 2015 Event Registration Page. Submissions are due by Friday, Dec. 19.

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

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

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.


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

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.

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 Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Accountant 1 position. The department will begin review of applications in the University’s Accountant 1 pool on Nov. 21.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0013180 no later than 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 20.

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.

Office Manager 1 (Internal Employment Opportunity) – Linn County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Office Manager 1 position located in Albany.  Posting # 0013325. Closes Nov. 25.

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.

Administrative Program Specialist– Extension Service Admin invites applications for a part-time, (.50 FTE), limited duration, Administrative Program Specialist Posting # 0013326. Closes Dec. 1.

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 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 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 Dec. 3.

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.

Assistant Professor – The School of Arts and Communication invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Media and Rhetoric position. Posting #0013327. Closes Dec. 15.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Statistics invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Professor position. Posting #0013299. Closes Jan. 15.

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

Ralph Miller Drive: As part of the Indoor Golf Facility, Ralph Miller Dr. will be closed from 26th Street to the West side of Gill Coliseum on Nov. 19, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fortis Construction Co. will have a crane placed in the road for the delivery of steel to the second floor of Gill Coliseum. The walkways on the south side of Gill Coliseum will also be closed.

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.


Corvallis: There’s an ice storm warning in effect until 10 a.m., with rain likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain. High of 44, low tonight of 30. Clearing tonight, mostly sunny tomorrow, and sunny on Sunday.

Central Oregon: A winter storm warning is in effect today, with snow and freezing rain expected. Snow accumulations of two to four inches. High of 31, low of 7. Sunny and cold through the weekend.

Newport: Rain likely today, high of 51, low of 35. Sunny this weekend.

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

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