OSU Today

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

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.

In bloom! Plankton swirl spotted from space (Yahoo News)

New research from Mike Behrenfeld, an ecologist at Oregon State University, is revealing the complicated phytoplankton ecosystem. Behrenfeld and a team of researchers are working to determine the types of disturbances that cause phytoplankton to bloom into huge masses like the one in the photo. The researchers are finding that the size of the plankton population is linked to that of the animals that rely on the plankton for food.

Oregon State wants to build a $60M mecca for forestry (Portland Business Journal)

Looking to advance its forestry education programs and wood products research, Oregon State University has launched a $60 million initiative to build a new forestry complex on its Corvallis campus.

Shoebiz whiz (Asia One)

Mechanical engineering might have been Tom Ng’s chosen career path, but creating a shoe empire turned out to be his true passion. He always had a soft spot for shoes. In the early 1990s, as a student at Oregon State University in the United States, he saved up his pocket money to amass a “sizeable collection” of the wildly popular Nike high-tops, among other sneakers.

Councilors, commissioners wrestle with OSU District Plan (Gazette-Times)

Mayor Biff Traber, councilors and commissioners talked for just less than two hours on how the city will review the Oregon State University District Plan, the 10-year-planning document that is scheduled to be renewed at the end of this year.

Cheryl Strayed, author of ‘Wild’ to speak Thursday at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Thursday night Strayed will give a free talk at 7:30 at the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University. “I’ll talk about not just ‘Wild,’” Strayed said. “It will be the story behind the story, both what the hike was like and what led to the hike.

Man finds ‘mass murder scene’ on Google Earth, turns out to be something completely different (Metro.co.uk)

In the explanation, the team from Oregon State University writes that they used a plane to document their work and then contacted Google to ensure the satellite image was updated quickly.


Corvallis Chamber Breakfast forum: OSU President Ed Ray will be the keynote presenter at the Chamber’s Economic Forecast Breakfast Jan. 14, 7:30 to 9 a.m., at the Corvallis Country Club. Ray will provide an update on OSU building, programs, and enrollment activities. Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Cost is $15 for OSU staff and faculty (OSU is a member of the chamber). Register by clicking here.

Professional Faculty EvalS Tool Training:  Please join us for a training of a new professional faculty electronic performance evaluation tool, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 10-11:30 a.m., Kidder Hall, Room 202.  The training will be live-streamed (http://live.oregonstate.edu/ ), and recorded for viewing following the training on the professional faculty EvalS website, http://hr.oregonstate.edu/evals/professional-faculty.

DAS Information Sessions: Disability Access Services is hosting drop-in sessions for Faculty and Staff between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Kerr A200 and the DAS Testing Center (Heckart Lodge 3rd floor at 30th & Jefferson). Learn more about academic accommodations, assistive technology, and the Testing Center. For more information call the DAS office at 541-737-4098 or the Testing Center at 541-737-8970.

Dean of Student Life: Finalists for the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Student Life position will be on campus beginning next week. Each finalist will present at an open forum from 11 a.m. – noon: Wednesday, Jan. 14, Jenna Finley, MU 211: American Indian Room. Accommodation requests may be made to maureen.childers@oregonstate.edu

Brown Bag: on A brown bag discussion of the essay, “Is this Kansas?,” from Notes from No Man’s Land by Eula Bliss, on Jan. 14, noon- 1 p.m., Furman Hall, 303. In the essay, Bliss reflects on her white students’ conceptions of their racial identity and the sense they make of the media coverage of several recent US political events. Copies of the book are available for loan in 104 Furman Hall or you can request a copy of the chapter under discussion by emailing Stacey.lee@oregonstate.edu

Professional Faculty Leadership Association Winter Gala: PFLA invites you to attend the annual Winter Gala, Wednesday, Jan. 14, noon – 1:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery. Lunch buffet is presented by OSU Catering featuring new and favorite menu items and entertainment by Outspoken, OSU Men’s Choral Group.  While attending the luncheon, please visit the OSU Staff Art on exhibit in the Gallery.  Luncheon cost: $15 pay at the door or send check to Michelle Mahana, #123 Women’s Building.  RSVP is required   RSVP 2015 PFLA Winter Gala

Students’ Right to their Own Language: This event will focus on students’ right to their own language and how that right often collides with the institution as it insists that American Academic English is the only language/literacy that matters. Jan. 14, 2 to 3 p.m., Waldo 120.

Winter 2015 Water Resources Seminar Series: Tracy Arras, Senior Instructor, Oregon State University: College of Civil Engineering will speak on “A GIS Approach to Estimating Continuous Hydraulic Conductivity,” Wednesday, Jan. 14, 4 – 5 p.m., Peavy Room 242.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife winter seminar: Tiffany Garcia, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU, will speak on, “I know what you did last summer: Embryonic learning across amphibian life stage transitions,” Jan. 14, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash Hall 206.

Hard Truths: Confronting Racial Inequities in the Criminal Justice System: Participants will view a TED talk by human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. Discussion will focus on connecting these issues to our own experiences by reflecting on our own identity development and strategizing on how to use our personal influence to create change. Jan. 14, 6 to 7 p.m., Native American Longhouse.

Upcoming Events

NEW! International Family Club: INTO OSU will be hosting an International Family Club beginning this Friday, Jan. 16, from 6 -7:15 p.m., at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (128 SW 9th St, Corvallis). If you have any questions please contact Jalloul Jedidi Jalloul.Jedidi@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! One Billion Rising Corvallis – One Billion Rising is a global initiative to end violence against women. Feb. 14, Memorial Union Ballroom, 1-4 p.m. become a part of a local initiative with a global impact. Facebook Event Page #1billionrisingcorvallis. Working with women’s issues? Email Shireen Hyrapiet, Shireen.hyrapiet@oregonstate.edu for a free table at the event.

MLK Birthday Celebration: We will have a birthday cake in celebration of MLK’s birthday. Attendees are asked to discuss diversity. They will also have the opportunity to add to a poster their thoughts, opinions and quotes on diversity. Jan. 15, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wecoma Room of CEOAS Admin Bldg.

MLK Multifaith Prayer Service: We gather to honor Dr. King’s vision of a “Great House” and his concern that the abiding faith traditions of our global community might practice ways of living peaceably with one another. We will share a simple rhythm of silence interspersed with prayers, readings from scripture or sacred texts, and other treasures from these varied faith communities that affirm Dr. King’s vision for peace with justice. Jan. 15, 4 to 5 p.m., MU 13

Beaver’s Digest launch party: Orange Media Network is debuting Beaver’s Digest, a new Oregon State University student life magazine showcasing student clubs and events. This free publication will be released every term. Beaver’s Digest will be replacing Beaver Yearbook, which has been discontinued after a 120-year run. Beaver’s Digest will print 5,000 copies of their first issue to be distributed on the OSU campus and surrounding area. They will be hosting a launch party in the MU Basement at 5 p.m., Jan. 15, that is free for all to attend — just bring a copy of the magazine.

Speaking Justice: Social justice spoken word event. Headliners will be world renowned poetry duo Sister Outsider. Jan. 15, 7 to 9 p.m., MU Horizon Room.

MLK Day of Service: Students, faculty, staff, and partners and children are invited to participate in a Day of Service on Jan. 17. The annual event honors Dr. King’s life and legacy and help further his dream for peace by serving our neighbors and communities. 8+ projects will take place at various times with all starting in the morning. A light breakfast, snacks, and hot lunch will be provided to volunteers by the Community and Cultural Food Program. Check in will be located in the MU Horizon Room 49, and transportation to all projects will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Volunteers can learn more and register: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/mlk.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Advisor Coffee Talk: Processes and accommodations for students with disabilities presented by DAS’s Tay McEdwards. Come learn more about how students request accommodations, how accommodations are selected for students, and the process in which DAS works to provide students with the accommodations they need.  Thursday, Jan. 15, 9-10 a.m., LPSC 402.

NEW!  Nuclear Forensics. Jon Schwantes, senior scientist at Pacific Northwest National Labs, will give the lecture “Spatially Resolved Characterization Techniques for Next Generation Nuclear Forensics Signature Development” on Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. in Radiation Center Room C104. Weekly lectures will take place as part of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics’ Nuclear Forensics Graduate Emphasis.

NEW! The Bonds of History: A festchrift for Mary Jo Nye:  Join some of the top scholars in the History of Science to honor the life, career, and impact of former Thomas Hart and Mary Jones Horning Professor in the Humanities and OSU Emeritus Professor of History Mary Jo Nye with a day of research and reminiscence.  Presentations run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  in the MU Asian Pacific Room (206) followed by a reception at 6 p.m. at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in the Valley Library.  See the detailed schedule here.

NEW! Anthropology Tan Sack Series: PSU Prof. Michele Gamburd, author of The Golden Wave: Culture and Politics after Sri Lanka’s Tsunami Disaster (2013) will discuss the effects of the “second wave” of massive disaster relief that inundated the island following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Her talk will be in 201 Waldo Hall on Friday Jan. 16 at noon.

NEW! Leadership for Social Change: We will look at how your leadership style can foster change through exploring the Social Change Leadership Model. We will also talk about why people may resist change, as well as the benefits that can and have come from changes in society. We will also review basic steps for facilitating change in any capacity. We hope that everyone will find that they have the ability to be a social change leader! Jan.16, 2 to 4 p.m., MU 211.

NEW! I Had A Vision: This event is to provide students with a safe space to express there experiences here on campus, whether is was acts of racism, discrimination, or prejudices. This event will be open mic/discussion where the students would also be able to share their stories and be surrounded by students who have experienced the same thing. Jan. 16, 6 to 7 p.m., Snell International Forum.

Trustees: The Academic Strategies Committee of the Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Willamette Room of the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The Executive and Audit Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. At noon they will convene with the Finance and Administration Committee, and at 12:30 the Finance committee will hold its own meeting, all in the Willamette Room.

Implementing change for student success: Adrianna Kezar, professor at USC, will discuss the requirements to implement pedagogical and curricular changes that lead to greater student success as part of the President’s & Provost’s Lecture series to be held Jan 15 from 9-10:15 a.m., in the JPLC Journey Room at the MU.

Shared governance for effective campus leadership: USC’s  Adrianna Kezar will identify the characteristics of effective governance on college campuses, examine the current environment for shared governance and provide practical advice for rethinking governance practices on campus as part of the President’s & Provost’s Lecture series to be held Jan. 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., in the MU Journey Room.

Environmental Health Science Trainee Colloquium:  Leah Wehmas, Ph. D candidate and Pamela Noyes, Post-Doctoral Fellow will present on their zebrafish research. Jan. 15, noon- 12:30 p.m. Hallie Ford Center Room 115. More information at http://superfund.oregonstate.edu/colloquium

Creating a supportive environment for non-tenure track faculty: USC professor Adrianna Kezar will review national trends related to changing faculty, needed changes in policies and practices, and resources to support change efforts in this last session of the President’s & Provost’s Lecture series on Jan 15 from 1-3 p.m., in the MU Journey Room.

“Signal Achievements” – the story of Hans Reichenbach:  Alan Richardson UBC,  History and Philosophy of Science, will open the Phronesis Lab “Philosopher, Scientist, Citizen,” lecture series with a talk about his new project — “Signal Achievements” — the story of Hans Reichenbach, refugee of Nazi race laws, well-known engineeer, philosopher and physicist, and also, as Professor Richardson will share with us, a radio personality.   More details here.  Thursday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 319A.

Writing to Resist: Uprooting the Normalization of Gendered violence ft. Sister Outsider: Guest performers Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman, as Sister Outsider, will lead an interactive workshop that discusses the normalization of gender-based violence. Sister Outsider is an award winning poetry Duo, whose work explore the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and the “in –between-ness” that exist in us all. Jan. 15, 3 to 4 p.m., Native American Longhouse.

Special invited Materials Science / Chemistry Seminar: The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry will host Eric Garfunkel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Rutgers University to give a seminar: “Interface Science in Nanoelectronics and Energy Applications” Thursday, Jan. 15, 4-5 p.m. in 324 Gilbert Hall.

Does God exist?: The Oregon State University Socratic Club will sponsor a debate on the topic, “Does God Exist?  What Difference Does It Make?” on Thursday, Jan. 15, in Milam Auditorium on the OSU campus at 7 p.m.  The speakers are Father Lucas Laborde and Michael Shermer. Is God the greatest fact or the greatest illusion? Has scientific knowledge made belief in God unnecessary and outdated?  Is the universe all there is and God merely a human invention and a fantasy?  These issues and others will be addressed by two distinguished speakers who will offer widely differing views.

DISCOVERY Lecture featuring Cheryl Strayed: the author of “Wild.”  Join us in The LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium on Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.  The movie version of “Wild” is currently in theaters staring Reese Witherspoon.  Doors open at 6:30 and the lecture is free of charge.  Book sales and a book signing by the author will follow the lecture.  Learn more at  oregonstate.edu/urm/events/discovery

Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees of Oregon State University will meet on Friday, Jan. 16, beginning at 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Willamette Room, CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Agenda items include the review and approval of the proposed new academic program leading to a baccalaureate in hospitality management, the 2015-2016 tuition and mandatory fee process, and the State of Oregon general obligation bond sale and refunding. Other agenda items include a presentation covering risk management. Additionally, the chair, president, faculty senate president, the chair of the Higher Education Coordinating Committee, and committee chairs will provide informational reports to the Board.  Meeting materials for this and other meetings will be posted at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings.

Second offering of OSU’s Digital Brand Management Certificate begins Jan. 26: OSU’s Professional and Continuing Education and the School of Writing, Literature, and Film are excited to launch the second offering of the online four-course certificate program. Gain insight on best practices for online marketing and earn a digital badge. The first course, Digital Brand Strategies, begins Jan. 26.

FERPA: Sustaining Compliance: The Center for Teaching and Learning Sustainability Symposium will be holding a session on FERPA Wednesday, Jan. 28, 9:30—11 a.m. in MU Room 208. National FERPA expert Tina Falkner will share her insight and experience pertaining to the FERPA regulation’s impact on research using student data and handling FERPA in the classroom. Register online at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/2015-winter-sustainability-symposium

FERPA Town Hall: Come to LaSells Stewart Center’s Construction and Engineering Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2-3 p.m. for a session with national FERPA expert Tina Falkner. Tina will share her knowledge and experience with the regulation as well as answer all of your burning questions.  All faculty and staff are welcome. Refreshments served. Hosted by Enrollment Management.

News for Employees

NEW! Call for proposals for a new MOOC: Following the success of OSU’s inaugural MOOC, Open Oregon State would like to support departments and faculty who wish to expand instructional methods and experiment with innovative or experimental techniques. We invite the submission of proposals for the development and delivery of our next MOOC. Full details are on our website. Questions  should be addressed to Dianna Fisher, director of Open Oregon State, at dianna.fisher@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Resident Research Fellowship Program: The Center for the Humanities is accepting applications for its 2015-2016 Resident Research Fellowship Program until Thursday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. Application forms and information about awards may be found online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/fellowship-program .

NEW! Funding for Teaching Innovation: The Center for Teaching and Learning funds instructors for the redesign of on-campus courses as hybrid courses through the Hybrid Course Initiative. These funds are in support of the development of a hybrid course and participation in a faculty learning community in Spring term. Proposals due Jan. 20; see Request for Proposals for information.

NEW! OAP: The newest issue of Oregon’s Agricultural Progress magazine explores Oregon’s working landscapes: rangelands, urban lands, wetlands, and wild lands. And we hear advice and counsel from long-time stewards of Oregon’s family-owned farms and ranches. Experience Oregon’s working landscapes, now in print, online, and on our new mobile app, at http://oregonprogress.oregonstate.edu

NEW! Wilderness First Aid Certification: Get trained in the essential skills needed to perform wilderness first aid. This outstanding course is again being offered by Recreational Sports and the Adventure Leadership Institute to student, Recreational Sports members, OSU community members and the general public. The two-day course is occurring on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.  Contact the Adventure Leadership Institute for more information.

NEW! Recreational Sports MLK Jr. Weekend Hours of Operations: Recreational Sports will operate with normal academic hours over MLK Jr weekend; however we will not off programs and services. All programs and services will resume as normal on Tuesday, Jan. 20. After you participate in the MLK Jr Day of Service, consider engaging in some fun and play in our Recreational Sports facilities.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Flooding:  Flooding occurs annually in Oregon and areas that have not flooded in the past may flood now due to changes in the landscape.  Take time to review and share the Flooding preparedness flyer with your family, staff, students, and friends.  Copies of the flyer can be downloaded at:  http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/resources1

Health Inequities Symposium: Student Health Services is planning a Health Inequities Symposium on the Oregon State University campus, April 21 – 22. The focus will be on health inequities in the United States, specifically the root causes of these inequities within marginalized populations in the United States and on our college campuses and how this affects student success. The symposium will include a range of possible topics such as food insecurity, sexual health, disabilities, chronic diseases, access to affordable health services, and violence against marginalized populations. To submit a proposal for a presentation, workshop, panel, poster or other session: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/health-promotion/health-inequities-symposium

Faculty/Staff FREE Nutrition Information sessions:  Need help with your resolutions?  The OSU dietetic interns and the Moore Family Center are offering 60-minute nutrition consult visits for faculty and staff.  Appointments are available Fridays during winter term between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Sessions can also count toward your 2015 HEM activities!  Email michelle.bump@oregonstate.edu to schedule your appointment.

PCOSW Scholarship Applications: Applications for PCOSW scholarships are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, or PCOSW, provides funding to women faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities, as well as individuals conducting research related to women’s issues. Scholarships range from $500 to $1000 and are awarded during fall, winter, and spring terms; the deadline is Friday of Week 5 with notification in Week 7. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/pcosw/awards-and-scholarships

Faculty Staff Fitness-  Start the year off right, sign up for a FSF class today: We have many classes still open and available! You can check out our Winter Term class schedule here and register for classes either online, or by stopping by the office in Langton 123. Be sure to also check out our NEW 4 part class series Happy Healthy Eyes that starts Jan. 23. Remember FSF and Dixon both count towards the PEBB Exercise Rewards Program

Celebrating the Avocado at Pangea Cafe: 2015 is looking to be a bright year, to help it get even better for you Pangea Café is featuring Avocados on all our specials this week. This powerhouse is great for you and we plan on getting you to love it as much as we do! Follow us on Twitter or Instagram (@MUFOOD) to get daily updates on this California King.

Moms and Family Weekend: Moms and Family Weekend may be four months away, but it is never too early to start planning! Please contact Curtis Orona or Josh Cohrs with events you wish to include in the program for the weekend or if you wish to work with MUPC to create an event. Moms and Family Weekend is May 1-3, 2015.

Flu season has arrived; Student Health has vaccine – Flu shots are still available at Student Health Services for OSU students, faculty and staff, while supplies last. Come to Plageman Student Health Center between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary; there may be a short wait to receive injections as this is not a formal flu shot clinic. Students: $20 (charged to student account). Faculty/staff: $30 (charged to PEBB Insurance or by cash, check, debit/credit). More information: 541-737-9355 or studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.


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

Accountant 1 – FOBC: The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center at Oregon State University, seeks applicants for a Grants and Contract Accountant 1 to work in the Forestry Office. Posting #0013549  Closes Jan. 14.

Property Specialist 3. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Property Specialist 3 position in Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013559. Closes Jan. 15.

Core Lab Technician – The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing invites applications for a part-time (.8 FTE), 12-month, Lab Technician/Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013456. Closes Jan. 15.

Faculty Research Assistant -The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing department invites applications for a part-time (.8 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0013456. Closes Jan. 15.

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.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Douglas County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Roseburg.  Posting # 0013494. Closes Jan. 16.

The Division of Outreach & Engagement is recruiting for an interim Regional Administrator for the North Coast Oregon Region. This is an Internal recruitment only.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Posting #0013501. Closes Jan. 16.

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 #0013571. Closes Jan. 19.

Benefits Consultant – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Benefits Consultant. Posting #0013526.  Closes Jan 21.

Human Resources Technical Analyst – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Human Resources Technical Analyst position. Posting #0013441 has been extended to Jan 21.

The Office for Research Development invites applications for a full-time Research Development Associate.  Needed in this position is someone who is passionate about enabling research and education through federal funding mechanisms.  For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp   Posting # 0013433. Closes Jan. 22.

Property Specialist 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Property Specialist 1 position in Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013643. Closes Jan. 23.

The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Finance Coordinator (Finance) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Business Center Manager. Posting #0013550. Closes Jan. 23.

Administrative Program Assistant – International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0013548. Closes Jan. 25.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Jan. 26.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0012692 no later than Jan. 25.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

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.

Education Program Assistant 1–  Hood River County Extension, invites applications for a part-time, (.60 FTE), Limited Duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Hood River.  Posting # 0013569. Closes Jan. 26.

IT Communications Manager – Information Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, IT Communications Manager position. Posting # 0013463. Closes Jan. 26.

Extended Campus at Oregon State University (OSU) is recruiting for one full time Office Specialist 2 position.  The Enrollment Specialist assists with daily enrollment-related operations, such as financial transactions and customer support. To apply, please visit posting#0013576. Posting closes Jan. 28.

Analyst Programmer. This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Analyst Programmer positions, competency level 2, for the OSU Libraries and Press at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013603. Closes Jan. 30.

Engineering Instructor-  (OSU) – Cascades, in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9 month, Engineering Instructor. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Position #0013475.  Closes Jan. 30.

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in Nature-Based Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, with appointment starting September 2015.  Posting # 0013487. For full consideration, apply by Jan. 30.

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.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management at Oregon State University seeks applicants for a Faculty Research Assistant in forest modeling. The ideal candidate would have primary expertise in forest biometrics, silviculture, or forest ecophysiology, with the ability to utilize this expertise to develop forest simulation models that represent a hybrid between ecophysiological process models and models built by statistical analysis of large datasets. Posting #0013395. Closes Jan. 31.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator-Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) position as Grants/Contracts Coordinator. Posting #0013452.  Closes Feb. 1.

The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty, Regional Administrator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. A tenured professorial appointment may be considered with this position.  The region assigned will be Coastal Oregon which will cover Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Tillamook, Coos and Curry counties.  Posting #0013578.  Closes Feb. 6.

The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing invites applications for two tenure-track, 9-month, full-time (1.00 FTE) faculty positions (Assistant Professor rank) in the area of Complex Systems in the Life or Environmental Sciences. Posting #0013430. Closes Feb. 6.

College Alumni Relations Director – Alumni Relations invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, College Alumni Relations Director position. Posting # 0013617. Closes for full consideration Feb. 20

Vice President for Research   – The Office of the Provost/Executive Vice President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Vice President for Research.  Inquiries, nominations, and applications are confidential and should be directed to Sharon Tanabe or Emy Peña at Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates – (562) 360-1612; stsearch@storbeckpimentel.com (Code: OSU VPR). Closes Feb. 20.

Assistant Professor (practice)– Oregon State University Extension Service and the College of Agricultural Sciences invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice, full-time, (fixed-term, 1.0 FTE), position located in Baker City.  Posting # 0013404. Closes Feb. 28.

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.

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.

Traffic and maintenance

Bloss West parking lot: Due to the OSU Board of Trustees meetings being held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, ten parking spaces in the Bloss West parking lot (#3273), will be reserved for the board members and unavailable to the public (View Map), Jan. 15-16, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dryden Hall: As part of the Dryden Hall Room 302 equipment change out project, multiple parking spaces in the lot west of Dryden Hall (View Map) will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m., for the purpose of staging the necessary equipment.

Addressing Power Needs on the Corvallis Campus: Our electrical utility provider, PP&L, is requesting to schedule an electrical shutdown either Saturday, Jan. 24 or Sunday, Jan. 25. Their maintenance work will be in Milam Hall, but affects several other buildings and is expected to last four hours, from 8 a.m. to noon. They are requesting a “best” date for the work to be done (either Saturday or Sunday).  Please let the Facilities Services Electrical Shop know as soon as possible if this will affect any research on campus. Buildings affected by the outage: Bexell, Kidder, Milam, Covell, Batcheller, Graf, west half of Merryfield. Please contact Stuart Larson, 541-737-8313, or Facilities Services, 541-737-2969, with any concerns.

Hovland sidewalk: As part of exterior improvements between the Women’s Building and Gilmore Hall, the sidewalk between Hovland Hall and the Women’s Building will be closed through Feb. 9. Additionally, tree work will occur in this area. Pedestrian traffic and ADA access to the buildings affected will be directed with appropriate signage.

Cordley Hall: As part of the Cordley Hall parking and walkway improvements project, the southern portion of the Cordley Hall Lot (View Map) will be closed through Jan. 27 to accommodate accessibility modifications to the parking lot. Several of the bike racks in the area will also be unavailable during this time. There will be some demolition/construction noise during this time as well as the possibility of some dust and mud which will be controlled by the contractor.

Goss Stadium: As part of the Goss Stadium Expansion project, 6 parking spaces in the Coleman Field East Parking Lot (View Map) will be closed until further notice.


Corvallis: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” –Amelia Earhart. Areas of fog, otherwises cloudy. High of 48, low of 33. Rain likely tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Areas of drizzle followed by sunshine. High of 42, low of 31. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Newport: Increasing clouds, high of 55, low of 46. Rain beginning tonight and into tomorrow.

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

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