OSU Today

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 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.

Colleges encourage graduates to seek second bachelor’s degrees (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Chauncy Faulkner, who graduated from Oregon State in 2007 with a degree in psychology, considered a certificate program when she wanted to move into software engineering. Then she found out about the Oregon State program. “I could spend a year doing a certificate and have nothing to show for it, or I could spend a year and have a bachelor’s degree to show from a respected university,” Ms. Faulkner said. “That’s what I ended up doing.”

Japan whaling ban: Revised Antarctic whale hunt quota ‘not changing anything’ (International Business Times)

If the plan is approved, Japan would have the commission’s backing to kill 333 minke whales every year between 2015 and 2027. Antarctica’s Minke whales are not endangered and number in the hundreds of thousands, said Ari Friedlaender, a researcher with the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University. Killing 333 minke whales a year would “likely not have an impact” on the overall population, he said.

Should U.S. government kill thousands of birds to save salmon? (National Geographic)

Lethal control of natural predators “is slowly becoming a dominant conservation strategy,” says Michael Nelson, a professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Oregon State University, in Corvallis. “We are embracing this as the first line of defense.”

Turns out, the future of food lies in these old seeds (Yahoo News)

Selman is a research assistant in the Organic Vegetable Research program at Oregon State University and a researcher with one of the big OSA research efforts called the Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative.

Fears confirmed: Texas turtle in trouble (Houston Chronicle)

So far the picture is dismal, according to an analysis of the Kemp’s ridley nesting numbers presented by Selina Heppell, professor at Oregon State University‘s department of fish and wildlife.

Virus may explain ‘melting’ sea stars (The Scientist)

“This is probably the most extensive and devastating disease of marine invertebrates that has happened,” ecologist Bruce Menge of Oregon State University told Science. “It’s a major concern,” added Menge, who was not involved in the study.

OSU president responds to sexual assault victim’s 1998 ‘nightmare:’ Guest opinion (Oregonian)

A piece by President Edward J. Ray.

OSU studies ways to prepare frozen blood (KEZI)

A new way to prepare frozen blood could put Oregon State University on the map. Research at the university could change the way the world’s blood supply is managed.

Deadly oyster bacteria mistakenly identified by scientists (The Fish Site)

Now, scientists say that most, or possibly all of the bacterial problem was caused by a different pathogen, Vibrio coralliilyticus, a close cousin that’s now known to be even more virulent to Pacific oysters. The findings were published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, by researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University, the US Department of Agriculture, and Rutgers University. The research was supported by the USDA. (see also Science Newsline)

Tigard agritech ready to roll on biochar (Portland Business Journal)

The commercialization funding allowed Walking Point Farms to collaborate with researchers at Oregon State University and an Idaho coating business to evaluate the commercial potential of biochar.

Steer-A-Year program (AgInfo)

Oregon State University’s Steer-A-Year program provides valuable hands-on experience for OSU students to learn more about the beef industry. OSU animal scientist and coordinator for the program, Matt Kennedy says there are two types of students who participate.

Copycat culture: Adapting to a world of adaptations (Huffington Post)

A piece by Evan Gottlieb, Associate Professor of English, Oregon State University.

Public warned to avoid OSU research forests due to ice danger (Gazette-Times)

Freezing rain over the weekend caused ice buildup on trees throughout Oregon State University’s McDonald, Dunn and Cameron research forests north of Corvallis.

Today

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/.

Supporting LGBTQ+ active duty service members, cadets and veterans.  Beth Zimmerman from CAPS will be joining us in discussing military history and present human rights supported for LGBTQ+ service members, prospective service members, and veterans. This will be held on Nov. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m., in the MU Board Room.

Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs Round-Table: Wed., Nov. 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU Journey Room, OSU currently offers more than a dozen short-term faculty-led study abroad programs that facilitate unique learning opportunities in more than 15 countries. Faculty and Staff (both experienced and new) are invited to join us for a brown-bag lunch during International Education Week to share program models, what preparation is involved, and the challenges and rewards for faculty and students. For more information, contact Julie Walkin, Julie.walkin@oregonstate.edu.

Recovery open house: The Collegiate Recovery Community will be hosting its first Open House of the 2014-2015 academic year on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from noon to 5 p.m. in McNary 125. Our student members are in recovery from various substance abuse issues and are committed to living life free from alcohol and drugs. The event is open to anyone in the Corvallis community who is in recovery, who is an ally to recovery, or anyone who is just curious about collegiate recovery.

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.

Celebrating Fulbright Reception: This event is to honor and recognize members of the OSU community who are or have been involved with the Fulbright Program, one of the premier international educational exchange programs, now in its 68th year.  Wed., Nov. 19, 2-3:30 p.m., MU Journey Room. For more information, contact Adria Buncal, adria.buncal@oregonststate.edu.

Be Heard: “Be Heard” is an open session created with everyone in mind knowing that as global citizens, we are being impacted by many humanitarian crises including war, natural disasters, and health epidemics in our world. Whether you’re an international student, faculty or staff or a domestic student with ties to a foreign country, this hour is for you to be heard. Wed., Nov. 19, 4 to 5 p.m., ILLC 450/452. For more information, contact Manbeena Sekhon, Manbeena.sekhon@oregonstate.edu.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: Ed Bowles, Fish Division Administrator, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Salem, will speak on “Oregon’s Coastal Conservation Plan: A Walk on the Wild (and Hatchery) Side,” Nov. 19, 4 – 5 p.m., Nash 206.

International Collaborative Problem-Solving: HE and PCMI @ OSU: MU Journey Room, Learn about OSU’s new Humanitarian Engineering program and the newly expanded Peace Corps Master’s International programs, both of which are designed to build a legacy of international collaboration amongst global professionals for sustainable solutions and community building. Wed., Nov. 19, 4 to 5 p.m.  For more information, contact Kendra Sharp, Kendra.sharp@oregonstate.edu.

Fall 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Lori Cramer, Oregon State University, will speak on “Resilient People and Places: The Role of Community Partnerships in Preparing for Coastal Disasters,” Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 305.

SEIU 503 Local 083: Local 083 classified employees will be volunteering at the Linn-Benton Foodshare at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Gerber Hall on Wednesday evening Nov. 19.  If you’d like to join us, we will be gathering at 5:45 p.m. to work from 6 to 8 pm. preparing food baskets for Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Music à la Carte: The “brown bag” concert series, Music à la Carte, takes place Fridays at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. The free, 45-minute concerts are held most Fridays during fall, winter, and spring terms. On Nov. 21, the guest is the CelloGrass of Portland.

NEW! Free volleyball admission: The Oregon State women’s volleyball team continues their drive for postseason this Friday hosting No. 25 USC at noon in Gill Coliseum. The match will feature free admission for all OSU faculty and staff with their OSU ID card and $1 admission for all other fans and community members. Faculty and Staff will need to show their ID at the ticket office for free admission. Fans are encouraged to bring their lunch to Gill Coliseum for the match; concessions are also available.

NEW! Retirement Reception for Mike Mays: Join us for a retirement reception in the Career Services lobby for Mike Mays! It will be held on Nov. 21, from 2-4 p.m.  We will be celebrating Mike and his contributions to OSU Career services and wishing him a fabulous retirement. More information can be found on our calendar here.

NEW! OSUsed Store Giving Thanks Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its monthly Saturday public sale Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon at 644 SW 13th Street. We’ll be thanking our customers with prizes like coupons and Beaver gifts! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

NEW! Indian Festival of Lights: Tickets ($6.50 OSU students/$9 general admission) are available in MU 103 for Indian Student Association’s Diwali Diya celebration. Tickets are limited, so get yours now to join the fun night of food, dancing, and entertainment this Saturday, Nov 22 at 7 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. For information/disability accommodations: oregonstateisa@gmail.com.

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NEW! Kazim Ali reading: Author Kazim Ali will read poetry at Oregon State University on Friday, Nov 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library Rotunda. A question and answer session and book signing will follow this free, public event. Ali is a poet, essayist, fiction writer, and translator. He has written several volumes of poetry, including “Sky Ward,” “The Fortieth Day,” and “The Far Mosque,” which won the Alice James Books New England/New York Award.

NEW! Evening of Opera: The Oregon State University Opera Workshop will present An Evening of Opera, featuring scenes from “Carmen,” “Little Women,” “The Mikado,” “Idomeneo,” and “The Medium,” on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road. Admission is $10 at the door (open seating.) OSU students free with ID.  www.corvallisartsforall.org.

Children’s Party: The Children’s Holiday Party is the oldest running event that MUPC plans. Register your child (ages 5-10) for a fun day of crafts and entertainment. Event is free. Space is limited. Dec. 6, MU. Noon to 4 p.m. Register by Dec. 1, noon at sli.oregonstate.edu/chpl

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Disability Studies @ OSU: Join a group of OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, in general, and the development of a DS curriculum at OSU, in particular.  Friday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m., in Milam 306.

NEW! School of Public Policy talk: Paul Glewwe, professor of applied economics at the University of Minnesota, will speak on, “Decomposing Gaps in Student Learning in Developing Countries: Evidence from Vietnamese and Peruvian Panel Data,” Nov. 21, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Kelley Engineering, Room 1001. Glewwe is the editor of the recent book Education Policy in Developing Countries and the paper “Does International Child Sponsorship Work? A Six-Country Study of Impacts on Adult Life Outcomes.”

NEW! Muslims in Corvallis: Challenges, Controversies and Perseverance: This presentation will highlight the experiences and condition of Muslims in Corvallis and will feature a panel by members of the Muslim Students Association of OSU (MSA) who will discuss the challenges and perks of living as a Muslim in this small college town. The presentation will also discuss the larger context in which American Muslims find themselves, and how the national conversation, with regard to homeland security, impacts the collective psyche of the community.  Fri,. Nov. 21, 4 – 5:30 p.m., ILLC 155.

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.” Thurs. Nov. 20, 9-10:50 am., 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/1Cnib2S

Center for Global Health Information Session: Meet the Director of the Center for Global Health (CGH) and learn about global health activities on campus and abroad. CGH is a community of learning and service that brings together faculty, students, and staff at OSU, with alumni and partners around the world, to generate knowledge that promotes equitable and sustainable health development solutions globally. Thu., Nov. 20, 10-11 a.m., Bates Hall 204.

Environmental Health Science Trainee Colloquium: This month’s colloquium highlights the research of Carey Donald and Scott Lafontaine. Thursday, Nov. 20, noon – 12:45 p.m., Hallie Ford Center Room 115. More info. at http://superfund.oregonstate.edu/colloquium All welcome!

Curricular Designs for Global Learning NAFSA Webinar: Thu., Nov. 20, noon-1:30 p.m., Valley Library-Willamette Room, How are colleges and universities re-imagining undergraduate curricula and majors to help students thrive in a globally interconnected world? Leading experts will share models of curricular designs driven by mission-level global learning commitments and aligned with clearly articulated student learning outcomes.

Safety on Campus: At the Nov. 20 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Teresa Bloom, Oregon State Police lieutenant, will discuss steps to protect public safety at OSU. 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.

Boren, Fulbright and Critical Languages Scholarships – Funding Opportunities for U.S. Students to Study Abroad: All three sessions will take place in University Plaza – Suite 280.  Thu., Nov. 20 (Boren from 3-4 p.m., Fulbright from 4-5 p.m.) and Fri., Nov. 21 (Critical Languages from noon-1 p.m). For more information, contact LeAnn Adam, leann.adam@oregonstate.edu.

Combating Climate Change: Will a carbon tax fly in Oregon?:   Join us for a public forum on carbon pricing viewed from three distinct perspectives: economics (Jeff Renfro: Senior Economist and Jenny Liu: Assistant Director or the Northwest Economic Research Center), legal (Nancy Shurtz: University of Oregon Law School Professor), and public policy (Kirstin Eberhard: Senior Researcher at Sightline Institute).   Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.  OSU Linus Pauling Science Center – Room 125.

The 2014 Thomas Condon Lecture at OSU will be presented by T.C. Onstott, a geologist and expert on unusual microbial life forms in the Arctic and deep beneath the surface of the Earth. Titled “The Hidden Universe,” it will be Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. More information on the free public lecture is available online at http://bit.ly/13T29UC

2014-15 Provost’s Hiring Initiative faculty forum: If you are a department head/chair, a search committee chair, or any other academic faculty member who may review/evaluate/provide feedback on candidates for one of this year’s Provost’s Initiative searches, this forum is for you.  Members of the Provost’s Hiring Initiative review committee will brief you about the about the goals, expectations, and requirements of this year’s initiative, and provide a chance to discuss questions, concerns, and resources. Nov. 21, 8-9:30 a.m., Kidder 202 (streamed at live.oregonstate.edu). For accommodation, contact Anne Gillies (541-737-0865) by noon Nov. 20.

Public Outreach Meetings: All are welcome to attend the OSU District Plan Public Outreach Meetings that OSU is hosting Dec. 4 (noon-1:30 p.m., at MU Multipurpose Room #13 and 7-8:30 p.m. at  Chintimini Senior and Community Center). The results of the feedback received at the OSU District Plan Open Houses in October will be summarized and shared, along with progress updates and other relevant information regarding development of the District Plan.  Contact David Dodson for more information at 541-737-8503.

News for Employees

NEW! Thanksgiving home stay families still needed: 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 end of November.  Hosts will be informed of student placement shortly thereafter.  If you have any questions, please contact homestay@oregonstate.edu.

STEM Academy AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) Clubs for 6th-12th grade girls. Middle School Club meets Tuesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., from Jan. 27–March 3. High School Club meets Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, from Jan. 28–March 4. Topics: Genetics, Civil Engineering, Beyond the Microscope, Engineering & Computer Science, Zoology, and Toxicology. Undergraduate women studying science and engineering at OSU will lead and be mentors for the clubs. To register: http://academy.engr.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Cost is $85. Tuition assistance, scholarships available.

Library alert: Check-out or renew your research materials before Thanksgiving break.  A library account freeze will occur on Sunday, Nov. 30 as OSU Libraries transition to a new library system. Transactions at the Circulation desk will be processed manually during the freeze, but online accounts and catalog items may not reflect real-time information during the migration. More information about the change is available.  Please ask us for help by phone, on chat or in person.

The Source: The Fall edition of The Source, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ e-newsletter, is now available at this link. This edition brings stories of many great things to celebrate in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Native American readers needed: Waylon Lenk of State University of New York and member of the Karuk Tribe will be on campus winter term directing readings of two plays by First Nations dramatists Yvette Nolan and Drew Taylor.  The readings will take place in the winter term at the Native American Longhouse (NAL) Eena Haws. Native American readers are being sought. You do not have to be an experienced actor, just willing to learn and share your time. Contact Natchee Barnd, Natchee.Barnd@oregonstate.edu or Charlotte Headrick cheadrick@oregonstate.edu.

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 10 hours), this workshop is a single day ( 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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.

Jobs

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

The OSU Foundation invites applications for the position of Investment Accountant.  This position plays a key role in the Foundation’s management of all investment-related assets.  Interested candidates can submit a Foundation application, along with your cover letter and resume to Patricia L. Kenney, Sr. Director, Human Resources.

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.

Office Specialist 1 Pool – The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences will begin review of applications in the University’s Office Specialist 1 pool on Nov. 25.  Posting #0013078.  Closes Nov. 22.

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 College of Veterinary Medicine seeks a full time Animal Attendant for employment in the Small Animal Hospital.  Posting #0013346. Closes Nov. 25.

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 Assistant – INTO- OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0013335. Closes Dec. 1.

Property Specialist 2 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for a full-time, 10-month Property Specialist 2 position.  Posting # 0013350.  Closing date is Dec 1.

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.

Part-time Outreach Communications – Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (affiliate with the College of Agricultural Sciences) invites applications for a part-time, 12-month, Outreach Communications position. Closes Dec. 12. For more information or to apply visit http://aitc.oregonstate.edu/about/job.htm.

Analyst Programmer:  OSU Specialized Admin Services has an opening for one full-time, 1.0 FTE, Analyst Programmer, Competency Level 3 (Senior Developer) to assist in supporting IT initiatives for groups with Finance and Administration at Oregon State University. Posting #0013331. Closes Dec. 15.

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.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Applied Genomics and Bioinformatics position. Posting #0013285. Closes Jan. 25, 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.

Parking lot closure: An area of the parking lot between 26th Street and Park Terrace (View Map) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Thursday Nov. 20,  for tree work.

Advance Notice:  Two-hour power outage; Sackett Hall, Weigand Hall, Seed Lab, James E. Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility, Hogg Metabolism Buildings; 349, 350, 351, 357, 358, Clark Laboratory,  Radiation Center, Swine Barn, Dairy Barn & Residence, East & West Greenhouse and Poultry Center. Dec. 14, 8 to 10 a.m.

Weather

Corvallis: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~John F. Kennedy. Rain today, high of 50, low of 40. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Rain likely, high of 44, low of 35. Mostly cloudy Thursday.

Newport: Rain, high of 54, low of 46. Chance of rain Thursday.

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

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