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Friday, Jan. 16, 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.

Higher education? OSU to offer marijuana policy course (KTVZ)

Students at Oregon State University will have a chance to help shape policies related to marijuana legalization in Oregon as part of a new public policy course taught this winter on the OSU campus in Corvallis. (see also Hemp.org, High-TimesGazette-Times)

Karow named next OSU Ag Research Foundation director (Capital Press)

Russ Karow, former head of Oregon State University’s Crop and Soil Science Department, has accepted a position as the next executive director of the OSU Agricultural Research Foundation.

Wild author Cheryl Strayed draws overflow crowd at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Cheryl Strayed, the author of the best-selling memoir “Wild,” wowed an audience of about 1,900 people Thursday night at Oregon State University. A total of 1,200 watched from inside Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center, with 200 more in an adjacent auditorium equipped with monitors and 500 more watched monitors set up in the lobby. (see also Sacramento Bee, Oregonian)

Why do plankton bloom? The answer could force the rethinking of the ocean’s food web (Phys.Org)

A new study at Oregon State University could overturn conventional wisdom about the role of phytoplankton in the Earth’s carbon cycle, potentially changing scientists’ understanding of how global warming will alter the environment for marine life.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-plankton-bloom-rethinking-ocean-food.html#jCp

Marionberry pie named Oregon’s unofficial comfort food (Go Local PDX)

The tart and glossy blackberry is a cross between the Chehalem and Olallieberry blackberry and was developed by Oregon State University along with USDA Agricultural Research Service in 1956. The Marionberry is simply named after Marion County, Oregon.

Flowers of winter make a heady statement in garden (Statesman Journal)

“One of the coolest things about gardening in the Pacific Northwest is winter gardens,” said Neil Bell, a horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. “We have the opportunity to plant things that people who are not aware of or even interested in gardening will look at it and be amazed. The way to do that is with flowers and scents.”

Elon Musk donates $10M to keep AI beneficial (Future of Life Institute) 

Musk’s announcement was welcomed by AI leaders in both academia and industry: “It’s wonderful, because this will provide the impetus to jump-start research on AI safety”, said AAAI president Tom Dietterich of Oregon State University.”This addresses several fundamental questions in AI research that deserve much more funding than even this donation will provide.”

Today

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.

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

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! Meat lab: The Clark Meat Science Center’s retail store is open every Friday, from 1-5:30 p.m.  Located off of Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool, the meat lab offers a variety of meat products developed and crafted by OSU students. Products include fresh retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, hickory smoked bacon, jerky, and dry-cured products. For more information, including pricing and availability, call 541-737-1927.

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.

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.

Saturday

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! 33rd Annual Peace Breakfast: 33rd Annual Peace Breakfast with presenting recipients for the Phyllis S. Lee and Frances Dancy Hooks awards. The keynote speaker is the Hon. Darleen Ortega, Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Tickets available in advance at the MU Information Desk starting Winter 2015 term or at the door the day of. Jan. 19, 9 to 10:30 a.m., MU Ballroom.

NEW! Prison Letter Reading/ Panel: We will have a panel of OSU students who have taken the Inside-Out class at Oregon State Penitentiary to talk about their experience in the class. The inside-out program is where OSU students go to Oregon State Penitentiary to take a class together and learn while helping each other with everyone’s different experiences. Jan. 19, 2 to 4 p.m., Snell International Forum.

NEW! Film: Selma: Diversity Initiatives & Programs and Student Events & Activities Center, will be hosting a film & discussion of the movie Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson and Oprah Winfrey. Afterwards, will be a discussion on the film’s relevance to current events in America and how the Selma marches shaped social justice & critical change. Jan. 19, 5:30 film at Carmike 12, 8:30 p.m., discussion, MU Horizon Room.

NEW! Moebius Syndrome Awareness event:   The Disability and Social Interaction Lab is hosting a table in the Memorial Union Quad Jan. 20-23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to learn more about Moebius Syndrome, get a photo taken with a sign stating how you express yourself, and pick up a free Moebius Syndrome awareness wristband and infocard. More information about the project can be found here: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sps/dsil/moebius-syndrome-awareness-project

NEW! Roots of Health Inequity: Attendees will view a 30 minute segment of the documentary “Unnatural Causes” and then participate in a facilitated discussion with interactive activities. Jan. 20, 4 to 5:30 p.m., MU 208.

NEW! Anne Braden: Southern Patriot: Film and Discussion on Becoming a White Ally for Social Justice: Anne Braden: Southern Patriot is a documentary about Anne Braden, a white women who rejected her segregationist, white supremacist, upbringing and went on to become a significant civil rights leader. Martin Luther King, Jr. recognized her as someone that African Americans could rely on for help in the Civil Rights Movement. We will hold a discussion afterwards about what it means to be a white ally for civil rights struggles and the ways in which we can all build ties of solidarity for bringing about transformation for social justice. Jan. 20, 6 to 9 p.m., MU Journey Room.

NEW! Rage, Rage Against the Dying: In this program, concert pianist Rachelle McCabe will play Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme from Corelli,” whose outpouring of descending chords gives voice to both the grief and the ferocious hope in the human heart. Creating a “duet” of music and words, writer Kathleen Dean Moore will speak of the call to save the Earth. Jan. 21, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! TAC Workshop: Welcome to Canvas. This two hour hands-on workshop is for instructors and TA’s who are ready to set up their courses in Canvas. We will cover course layout, assignments, quizzes, communication tools, the gradebook, and how to organize your course material. Attendees are invited to stay for an additional hour of assisted and individualized course development support. Location: Bexell 120. Tuesday Jan. 20, 2-5 p.m. Register here. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough.

NEW! OSU-Cascades Science Pub: Oregon State University – Cascades continues its Science Pub offerings with a presentation by Patrick Iversen, a senior research professor in the environmental and molecular toxicology division of OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences.  Iversen, formerly with Sarepta Therapeutics in Corvallis, led the development of a drug that targets the genetic machinery of the Ebola virus. He will present “Ebola and Beyond: Medical and Ethical Considerations” on Tuesday, Jan. 20 in Father Luke’s Room at McMenamins in Bend.

NEW! Literature Review, Zotero, and Qualtrics workshops: Jumpstart your theses or dissertation literature review with the Literature Review Workshop (Jan. 21). Then learn to capture, manage and cite your research sources with Zotero (Jan. 22) and create your robust research survey with Qualtrics (Jan. 22). View the full workshop series offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required.  Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! SciComm brown bag: OSU SciComm brown bag will have Nick Houtman share the ways that University Marketing and Relations can assist in getting our research stories out to the public. Jan 20, noon – 1, LPSC Seminar room 402. All welcome. More information:  http://bit.ly/1xGQMdL

NEW! Department of Fisheries and Wildlife winter seminar: Scott Heppell, Associate Professor of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU, will speak on “Fly far for the fat or stay home for the lean: Forage alternatives in the Eastern Bering Sea,” Jan. 21, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash Hall 206.

NEW! Winter 2015 Water Resources Seminar Series: Research & Careers in Water Resource Engineering: Kim Anderson, CH2M-Hill (retired) will speak on “The Challenges and Opportunities of Engineering Careers in Water Resources,” Wednesday, Jan. 21, 4 – 5 p.m., Peavy 242.

NEW! Governor’s talk: Governor John Kitzhaber will be speaking to a Corvallis campus audience Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 5:30 p.m., in the Linus Pauling Science Center, Room 125. His talk will focus on the topic of equity. Following his discussion, students will be allowed a short question and answer period with the Governor. The discussion also will be live-streamed.

News for Employees

NEW! OSU Today: Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, OSU Today will resume publication on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

NEW! Seeking Our Heroes: Do you know someone who’s a hero here at OSU because of the extra effort that they put forth or the extra moment they take to make your day pleasant?  Here’s a great way to celebrate them.  Professional Faculty Leadership Association is always seeking nominations for “Our Heroes” awards.  Neither you or the nominated individual need to be members.   Build up your karma bank by celebrating the heroes that help us every day.

NEW! Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is Jan. 30 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Winter 2015.  Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For additional information, please visit: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

NEW! Oregon Sea Grant Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program – Applications due Feb. 20: Oregon Sea Grant is excited to announce our fifth Summer Scholars Program for eligible undergraduates. Summer Scholars will be placed for 10 weeks with an academic, government, or non-governmental organization, and will gain real life practice in marine resource science, policy, management, and outreach. For more information about eligibility, placements and how to apply, go to:

http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/fellowships/summer-scholars

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.

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.

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.

Jobs

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

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.

Purchasing Analyst 3- Capital Projects Contract Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) position as a Purchasing Analyst 3.  Posting # 0013611. Full consideration date: Jan. 23 Closing date: Jan. 30.

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.

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. 31.

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.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: You may not be loving the weather this weekend, as we experience isolated showers today and rain Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be in the 50s, lows in the 40s. 

Central Oregon: Rain today and throughout the weekend, highs in the 40s, lows in the 30s.

Newport: Isolated showers today and heavy rain this weekend. Highs in the 50s, lows in the 40s.

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

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