OSU Today

Thursday, Jan. 15, 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.

Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction? (Guardian)

Sally Duncan, researcher at Oregon State University and co-principal investor with Elliot on the New Nature of Business, hopes that the report’s new decision-making framework – in concert with NGOs, policy and financing tools, such as the European Investment Bank’s Natural Capital Financing Facility – can prompt large scale movement.

Far from North Africa, Berbers ring in a new year (NPR)

“You have waves of colonization,” says Nabil Boudraa, who teaches Francophone literature at Oregon State University, and has organized conferences and workshops about Berber culture. “Starting with the Phoenicians, then the Romans, and then the Byzantines, the vandals, and then the Arabs in the 7th century. … And then you move on forward with the Spaniards, and then the Ottomans, and lastly the French.”

New research may solve puzzle in sea level’s rise (New York Times)

“If it’s right, it’s pretty important,” said Peter U. Clark, a geologist at Oregon State University who studies sea level but was not involved in the new research. John A. Church, a scientist with Australia’s national scientific organization and a prominent researcher on sea level, echoed that view, but both men said they would like to see more details of the research before passing final judgment.

Forecast calls for moderate economic growth (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University President Ed Ray highlighted OSU’s economic contributions, starting with some updated figures from a 2011 study conducted by consulting firm ECONorthwest. Last year, Ray said, the university accounted for more than $1.3 billion worth of economic activity in Linn and Benton counties, a 42.8 percent increase since the original study. The figure includes operating and capital expenditures, as well as spending by OSU students and visitors.

Oregon State University plans $60 million forestry school expansion to take lead in innovating sustainable construction products (Oregonian)

Oregon State University has kicked off a $30 million fundraising effort to put the university’s forestry department at the forefront of what many Oregon leaders see as an emerging market in sustainable construction materials.

The ingenious way humpback whales hunt at night in pitch-black waters (Huffington Post)

Parks, an assistant professor of biology at Syracuse University, co-authored the study with researchers from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Oregon State University, Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the Whale Center of New England.

Hazelnut farmers squeeze profits from sickly orchards (Capital Press)

Eastern filbert blight can be slowed by cutting away “cankers” that allow the fungus to release spores and infect new trees, said Jay Pscheidt, plant pathology professor at Oregon State University.

Tomato varieties take on uncertainties of region’s growing season (Spokesman Review)

Over the past 40 years, vegetable breeders at Oregon State University have worked hard to create varieties that will grow in the Northwest’s cool summers and set fruit in cooler night temperatures. Since the early 1980s, the program has developed over a dozen varieties that are worth trying in any garden. Seeds of the following are available from Northwest seed companies such as Territorial Seed, Ed Hume Seed, and Victory Seed. All of them are determinate, except Indigo Rose, which means they stop growing when they begin to flower and ripen all at once. Here are just a few to try.

Wave energy integration costs should compare favorable to other energy sources (Energy Central)

“Whenever any new form of energy is added, a challenge is to integrate it into the system along with the other sources,” said Ted Brekken , an associate professor and renewable energy expert in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University .


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! Leadership in higher education speaker: Adrianna Kezar, professor of Higher Education at University of Southern California and recently elected to the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) will visit OSU Thursday, Jan. 15, as part of the PCOSW President’s & Provost’s Lecture Series. Kezar is a national expert of change and leadership in higher education. She is holding three sessions, all in the MU Journey Room:  9-10:15 a.m. – Implementing Important Changes for Student Success; 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Shared Governance for Effective Campus Leadership; 1-3 p.m. – Creating a supportive environment for non-tenure track faculty.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nuclear ForensicsJon 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.

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.

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

Upcoming Events

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.

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.

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.

Lectures and Webinars

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., Jan. 16  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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! General Research Fund (GRF) Spring 2015: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Spring 2015 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Feb. 2.

NEW! Barometer distribution boxes: The Daily Barometer has new distribution boxes. The large, brown kiosks have gone away, but you can just pull down the door to get your daily news, sports and opinion coverage in the same locations.

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.

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 .

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.

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

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.

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



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

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.

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 has been extended to Jan. 22.

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.

Violence Prevention Specialist – Student Health Services Alcohol, Drug & Violence Prevention Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Violence Prevention Specialist. Posting #0013589. Closes Jan. 26.

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.

Advanced Practice Clinician- NP/PA– Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant.  Posting #0013622. Closes Feb. 2.

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

Fairbanks: As part of the AOC County College event at the Memorial Union, the 3 commuter spaces in the Fairbanks Hall Lot (#3301), will be closed on January 15-Jan. 16.

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.

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: It’s Thursday and we don’t wanna wake up, but duty calls. Rain today and tomorrow. High today of 51, low of 49.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today, with rain by tonight and into Friday. High of 44, low of 37.

Newport: Rain turning heavy by nightfall. High of 53, low of 48. Rain tomorrow.

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

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