OSU Today

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 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.

OSU wins grant to help use underwater drones to track marine life (OPB)

Oregon State University has received a $1 million grant to outfit a pair of underwater drones with new sensors. The hope is the sensors will allow the drones to track wildlife. (see also Oregonian, Beach Connection)

Cannon Beach to be annexed into OSU Extension Service (Daily Astorian)

Cannon Beach, the only entity in Clatsop County not a part of the Oregon State University Extension Service District, will soon be added to the service district.

Should we conserve nature for nature’s sake, or our own? (Huffington Post)

This essay was co-written with Michael Paul Nelson of Oregon State University.

David Sarasohn: Higher education needs more state support (Oregonian)

Plus we’re a year closer to 2025, the year when Oregon is supposed to have 40 percent of its adults with at least a four-year degree and another 40 percent with at least a two-year degree or a skill certificate. “Part of what we have to do,” said Oregon State President Ed Ray recently, “is make sure we match the rhetoric with resources.”

Be prepared in the garden in case of a cold snap (Statesman Journal)

There still is more than a month until April 15, when you can, on average, count on saying goodbye to frost, according to Al Shay, a horticulture professor at Oregon State University.

OSU: Tide level key to tsunami impacts within estuary (Chinook Observer)

Tides, not the amount of water already flowing in the river, will likely determine how much havoc a tsunami will unleash on Columbia River communities, according to a new study by Oregon State University. (see also Scientific Computing)

Ocean acidification is threatening U.S. coasts, fishing and farming (The Inquisitr)

According to UPI, research performed at Oregon State University indicates that mollusk farming is an industry particularly vulnerable to ocean acidification. Shellfish larvae are at the highest risk because their protective shells have not been fully formed yet. And ocean acidification could cause their shells to grow incorrectly, as the animal matures into adulthood. Deformed mollusks could have serious trouble with survival and reproduction.

Report pegs University of Oregon economic impact at $2.3 billion (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University had a $2.37 billion economic impact last year, according to Oregon State President Ed Ray.


Civic Engagement Week is Feb. 23 to 28: Community * Leadership * Reciprocity * Collaboration * Social Change * Appreciation. Join the Center for Civic Engagement for a series of events to build community, learn from local nonprofits. Events include: Wednesday Feb. 25, 1-3:30 p.m., Grace Center Service Project, Check-in SEC 206; Wednesday Feb. 25, 5-7 p.m, Recyclemania Craft ‘N Care, MU Java Stop; Thursday Feb. 26, 4-5:30 p.m., Dialogue with Corvallis Community Partners and Nonprofit Agencies, SEC 254; Saturday Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Day Tripper Service Day to Santiam State Forest/Fishermen’s Bend Recreation Site, Check-in SEC 206. http://sli.oregonstate.edu/ceweek.

RecycleMania events: RecycleMania (an annual 8-week Civil War and national recycling competition between universities) offers events this week: Recycling Mythbusters Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 24 and 25; Scrap Craft ‘n’ Care Wednesday, Feb. 25, 5-7 p.m., JavaStop; Annual Recycled Fashion Show Friday, Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m., Austin Hall Auditorium; Oak Creek Clean-Up: Saturday, Feb. 28, noon-4 p.m., Oak Creek Building.

Bake Sale: Craving cookies? Longing for lemon bars? On Feb. 25, stop by Waldo Hall or the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support to find goodies at our Bake Sale! New additions this year include: cake batter fudge, chocolate potato chips, and raspberry bars, in addition to classic favorites. Gluten-free options are available. All funds go towards the Food Drive. For questions, contact whitney.colby@oregonstate.edu

What is ROTC:  Session will focus on history of ROTC, its value to the community and the demands placed upon Midshipmen/Cadets that are not faced by other students. Topic will also discuss the ROTC curriculum and military obligations post-graduation. This will be held on Feb. 25 from 10 – 11 a.m. in the MU Board Room.

NEW! AMBC/CAS Admin Silent Auction: Items will be available for viewing and bidding in Hovland 108 starting Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and ending on Friday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. For questions or info on how to bid by e-mail, contact april.cummings@oregonstate.edu

TAC Webinar: Collaboration Tools in Canvas. Canvas has many features to encourage student interaction. We’ll take a tour of Groups, Collaborations, Discussions and Conferences. Questions and ideas are welcome! Weds. Feb. 25, 10-10:50 a.m.  Register here: http://bit.ly/1xGJ03B Questions about the webinar? Contact Lynn Greenough.

NEW! Watercolor Wednesday: Please join us this Wednesday for a mid-day drop-in watercolor session at the conference table in 149 Snell from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., – an on-going, no cost, opportunity to “explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Provided by OSU Childcare and Family Resources.

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

“What does a socially just university look like?”   Join a coalition of faculty, staff, and student organizations for a community dialogue about the learning and working conditions at OSU and the ways in which we can all work together to ensure that OSU embodies the values of social justice.  More details here or email joseph.orosco@oregonstate.edu. Wednesday, Feb. 25, noon, Memorial Union, 213.

Admin Soup Lunch: Come enjoy some soup from noon-1 pm in Richardson Hall, 2nd floor Knuckle on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Prices are $3 per bowl, or $5 all you can eat soup and bread. Desserts sold separately. For questions, contact jessica.fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu

Valley Library Soup Lunch: Hungry? Chow down from noon-1 p.m., Feb. 25, in the 3rd floor Staff Lounge with Valley Library staff as we enjoy some fine soups. Clay bowls will also be sold with all proceeds going to the food drive. For questions, contact don.frier@oregonstate.edu

Recent NE Pacific Warming or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blob: Nick Bond UW Research Meteorologist, will present cutting-edge research about an area of warm surface water in the NE Pacific, nicknamed “the Blob,” that has implications for the marine ecosystem and could affect weather in the Pacific Northwest.  Feb 25, noon-1 p.m., Burt Hall 193.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife winter seminar: Selina Heppell, Associate Department Head and Associate Professor of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU, will speak on “Saving the Kemps Ridley sea turtle,” Feb. 25, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash Hall 206.

“Boyling Mad: On Editing the Works of Robert Boyle:” Edward Davis, Professor of the History of Science at Messiah University, will discuss his research and experience editing the Works of Robert Boyle.  Wednesday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 301.

Winter 2015 Water Resources Seminar Series: Research & Careers in Water Resource Engineering: Keith Mills, Oregon Water Resource Department will speak on “Reservoir Storage Feasibility as Part of Oregon’s Integrated Water Resource Strategy,” Wednesday, Feb. 25, 4- 5 p.m., Peavy 242.

Laugh out loud with the Stand-Up Economist: Economics, Climate Change, and Comedy come together Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., MU Horizon Room.  Informational tabling at 6 p.m.  Three economists will provide engaging information about this important public concern.  Yoram Bauman will provide the stand-up routine and will be joined by Jenny Liu and Jeff Renfro of the Northwest Economic Research Center.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Concert:  Between Two World Wars, directed by Marlan Carlson. Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Prokofiev: Concerto No. 2 for Violin with Jessica Lambert, soloist, Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, $20 – $32, OSU students free with ID. cosusymphony.org.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Music à la Carte: Sunghee Kim, piano.  Bach: Partita No. 2 BWV 826, Liszt: Ballade No. 2, Bach – Petri: Sheep May Safely Graze,  Chopin: Ballade No. 4 , op. 52. Friday Feb. 27, noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

NEW! Hong Kong movie: experience Hong Kong popular culture through film on Friday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. “Cold War” is a 2012 Hong Kong Action film that has won 9 awards, including Best Film and Best Screenplay at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Award. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Free admission; dim sum and drinks will be available. For more information contact HKSA at hongkongstudentassociation@oregonstate.edu  Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU

NEW! Piano recital: The Steinway Piano Concert Series continues the 2014-2015 season with Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski in recital on Sunday, March 1 at 4 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th Street. This, the second of a three concert annual series, is presented by Corvallis-OSU Piano International and the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University. Single concert tickets purchased in advance are $20 each; at the door, $25. Youth, and college students with ID, will be admitted for free.

NEW! Omani NightExperience the culture of Oman through shows, including dances and plays; walk through the gallery; and enjoy dinner. March 1, 6 p.m. in the MU Ballroom (doors open at 5:30). Tickets on sale now at the Student Experience Center Info Desk: $5 general admission/free for OSU students with ID (limit 2). For more information contact the Omani Student Association at 541-745-8590. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU.

A reading of Nicola McCartney’s “Rachel’s House:” The West Coast premiere of “Rachel’s House” will take place at OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center in Valley Library Feb. 26, 4 p.m. and Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. The play is based on a series of interviews and creative writing sessions done with women and the workers who support them at Rachel’s House in Columbus, OH, a rehab program with an exceptionally high success rate of 86%. Readers include: Trischa Goodnow, Amanda Granrud, Robin Pappas, Dawn Schiller, Kryn Freehling-Burton, Charlotte Headrick and Anna Mahaffey with assistance from Jade McCutcheon.

Hydrophiles Water on Tap: Water Trivia Night. Try to stump professors and fellow students alike. Feb 26, 7-8 p.m., Old World Deli. Have a good water trivia question? Submit it here

OSU Jazz at the Majestic: Thursday Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis.  $8 in advance, $10 at the door. OSU students free with ID.  K-12 youth free with one paid adult admission. Advance tickets available on line only at tickettomato.com

Faculty/Staff FREE Nutrition Information sessions:  The OSU dietetic interns and the Moore Family Center are offering 60-minute nutrition consult visits for faculty and staff.  Appointments are available on Fridays in winter term – Feb. 27, March 6, and March 20. Sessions can count toward your 2015 HEM activities.  Email michelle.bump@oregonstate.edu to schedule your appointment.

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. Friday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. – noon. Register here. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough.

NEW! Center for Teaching & Learning Faculty Support Coordinator Presentation – open to all OSU faculty and staff – scheduled: Friday, February 27, from 11 a.m. – noon in the Memorial Union, Room 213. Candidate Brooke Howland will present a workshop entitled “How to differentiate curricula to meet the needs of university level learners.”

NEW! Political Science Speaker Series: Zsofia Barta (College of Public Affairs, University of Albany, New York), will speak on “Flirting With Disaster: The Curse of Public Debt in Prosperous Developed Countries.”  The talk will discuss why several advanced industrial economies amassed so much debt, and so persistently, in times of peace and prosperity that exposed them to the danger of default in times of crisis. Feb. 27, noon-1:30 p.m., Gilkey 305.

NEW! One Shot, One Opportunity. Kevin Klock (OSU Chemical Engineering ’92) and CEO of Talking Rain has focused his 23 years of experience in the food and beverage industry to turn Talking Rain into an international success. He will speak about leadership and his experiences at Talking Rain on Friday Feb. 27, 3 – 3:50 p.m. in Weninger 116. http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/102770/

NEW! Emergency Preparedness Workshop: You never know when an emergency will happen. Are you prepared? OSU Extension Service-Lane County Master Food Preservers will be presenting an Emergency Preparedness Workshop focusing on food and water storage on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the OSU Extension Service office, 996 Jefferson in Eugene (enter on 10th at the ramp).  Pre-registration is requested. Cost of the class is $20 which includes hardy snacks and handouts. More information and registration form is available on the OSU Extension Service-Lane County website http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/food-water-storage-emergencies-workshop For questions call 541-344-5859.

NEW! National conference supports minority women in math and statistics: The Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC), a one of a kind national academic event focused on inspiring, educating and promoting the careers of minority women in the fields of mathematical and statistical sciences, to be held March 1-3 at the Oregon State University.

Molecular Medicine for Infectious Diseases: At the Feb. 26 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Bruce Geller, professor of microbiology, will discuss new treatments for drug-resistant microbes. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $11. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat.

Environmental Science: Alyssa Shiel, Asst. Professor in CEOAS  is a guest speaker for the Environmental Science Trainee Colloquium on Thursday, Feb. 26, noon at Hallie Ford Center room 115. Title of presentation: Tracing contaminant transport, transformations, and fate using heavy stable isotopes. All welcome. http://superfund.oregonstate.edu/colloquium

Campus forum on growth of Chinese student enrollment: The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs is holding a roundtable discussion of a recent Inside Higher Ed article on Chinese students. This conversation will explore perspectives and strategies relating to: impacts on support services, faculty, staff, and the classroom environment and other issues Chinese students face in negotiating American university cultures. Thursday, Feb. 26, 3:30 to 5 p.m., MU 206.

Food Science and Technology Faculty Seminar: Carolyn Ottenheimer, Sr. Director Research and Development, Kettle and Diamond Foods, will speak on“Food Product Development and Innovation- Kettle and Diamond Foods,” Thursday, Feb. 26 from 3:30-4:30 p.m., 132 Wiegand Hall.

Information Session for the Delegation to Guatemala & the Social Justice Minor: Thursday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m., Native American Longhouse, Eena Haws.

VP & Dean for Undergraduate Studies: Campus forums Vice Provost & Dean for Undergraduate Studies candidates are scheduled  as follows: Susana Rivera-Mills, Feb. 27, 1-2 p.m., Kidder 202. The forums will be recorded. To access the recordings, email gigi.bruce@oregonstate.edu after Feb. 27.

Food Drive Events

NEW! Business Affairs Silent Auction: Silent Auction Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Kerr 100. Auction for Beaver baseball tickets, chocolate lover’s basket, coffee lover’s basket, Italian dinner basket with gift certificate to Spaghetti Factory, hand-thrown pottery, original paintings, and much, much more! For questions, contact janet.ekholm@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Vet Med Yard Sale: Please stop by the Equine Arena behind Magruder Hall on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8  a.m. 4 p.m., or Sunday, March 1 from 8 a.m.-noon. Browse our yard sale for donated items that may catch your eye. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Food Share! For questions, contact katie.larsen@oregonstate.edu

Soup & Salad Bar: Environmental & Molecular Toxicology will hold a Soup & Fresh Salad Bar fundraiser on Thurs., Feb 26 at noon in ALS 1019. Soups include Thai Red Curry Squash, Moroccan Chickpea, Cajun Red Bean & Rice, and Ham & Potato and more. Suggested donation $5. For questions, contact mary.mucia@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Linus Pauling’s Birthday Party: Celebrate OSU’s most famous scientist’s birthday from 1-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 in the Linus Pauling Science Center Room 402. To honor Linus Pauling’s unshared Nobel prizes for chemistry and world peace, we will have a fun and delicious demonstration of making ice cream using liquid nitrogen and a cake and ice cream party to help the OSU Food Drive. Suggested donation $5. For questions, contact deborah.hobbs@oregonstate.edu

UHC Fundraiser: The University Honors College invites you to donate 50% of food sales to the Linn-Benton Food Share at Chipotle between 2 -6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26. Mention UHC or LBFS when you order. For questions, contact brownw@onid.orst.edu

Business Affairs Silent Auction: Silent Auction from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 in Kerr 100. Auction for Beaver baseball tickets, chocolate lover’s basket, coffee lover’s basket, Italian dinner basket with gift certificate to Spaghetti Factory, hand-thrown pottery, original paintings, and much, much more! For questions, contact janet.ekholm@oregonstate.edu 

Thrift Sale: The Office of Audit Services is hosting a thrift sale Thursday and Friday, Feb. 26 and 27, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come to the second floor lobby of the Kerr Administration Building during these times to enjoy cookies while you browse the selection of gently used household items including kitchen appliances, books, decorative items, picture frames, linens, etc. All proceeds benefit the OSU Food Drive. For questions, contact rita.brown@oregonstate.edu.

College of Education Silent Auction: The College of Education is hosting a silent auction Feb. 20 – 26. Auction items include a large selection of vintage jewelry, gift baskets, baked goods, handmade notecards, and more. Stop by 201G Furman Hall to view the items. See http://education.oregonstate.edu/food-drive-silent-auction for photos. For questions, contact paula.dungjen@oregonstate.edu.

Vet Med Silent Auction: Vet Med will be hosting a silent auction during the week of Feb. 23-Feb. 27. Stop by Magruder Hall Lobby throughout the week to make a bid on any items you enjoy! Please bring any donations you may have to Katie Larsen in the Dean’s Office, 200 Magruder Hall. For questions, contact katie.larsen@oregonstate.edu

Vet Med 50/50 Cash Raffle: Tickets are currently on sale for just $1! Come to Magruder Hall Lobby from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,Monday-Friday to purchase your ticket from Derrick. The winner will be determined Friday, Feb. 27 and will receive 50% of all money raised with the other 50% going to the Food Share. For questions, contact katie.larsen@oregonstate.edu

Quilt Raffle: Come to the 2nd floor Help Desk in Peavy Hall to purchase raffle tickets from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from Feb. 13-27. Ticket prices are $1 for 1 or $5 for 6. For questions, contact terralyn.vandetta@oregonstate.edu

Book fundraiser: There is now a Barefoot Books fundraiser to support the 2015 OSU Food Drive. Visit the web site and explore the books, puzzles, CDs, and puppets that support diversity, community, heath, nature, and storytelling.  20% of sales go to the food drive. http://frolickingbarefoot.com/ A table selling the books at specific times on campus in Weniger Hall 223. Please contact naomi.hirsch@oregonstate.edu if you have ideas for the mobile bookstore.

M&M Guess Jar!: Come and guess how many M&Ms are in the Jar! Please stop by the 4th Floor of Snell Hall from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout February to make a guess. A donation is required for each guess made. A minimum of $1 donation to guess up to any amount! Donations need to be given to Lisa (Room 436) or Olivia (Room 401) prior to filling out short form and placing in box. For questions, contact lisa.butler@oregonstate.edu

Graduate School Raffle: Prizes include Dinner and a Movie- GCs to American Dream Pizza and Carmike; Dinner for 2 at The Old Spaghetti Factory; Handmade OSU beanie and Scarf; Handmade wool socks; ‘Movie Night at home’ pack; and MORE! $1 or 1 food item per ticket or 6 for $5!  Pick up your raffle tickets and drop off your donations in 300 Kerr Admin Bldg and sneak a peek of the prizes! Winners will be chosen at the conclusion of the Food Drive. For more info: michelle.lacrosse@oregonstate.edu

Folding for Food: Why just give money to the OSU Food Drive when you could fold it into tiny clothes! CPHHS is filling a clothes line with dollar bill origami “clothes” for the food drive during the month of February. Check the internet for examples and instructions, and then come hang your folded bills on the line in Milam room 101 from 8 a.m.-noon or from 1 – 5 p.m. For questions, contact susan.carozza@oregonstate.edu

Research Quilt Raffle: Beautiful queen size quilt made by local quilter, Robin Baker. The quilt is on display in the Research Office located at A312 Kerr Admin. Bldg. Tickets are 1/$1 or 6/$5. Drawing held on Feb. 27. For questions, contact mimi.poitras@oregonstate.edu

Change for Candy!: Pockets weighing you down? Got a sweet tooth that needs its fix? Well we have a solution for both of those! Drop off any spare change during the month of February and grab some candy from the Arts & Sciences Business Center. Full size bars available for $1 in Cordley 2042. For questions, contact stefanie.maerki@oregonstate.edu

ASC Candy Guess Jar: Love candy? Good with numbers? Swing by the Academic Success Center in Waldo Hall during the month of February from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to “guesstimate” the amount of candy on display. Guess correctly and you win the whole jar! Suggested donations to guess are $1 ($1 = 4 pounds of food!), but we will gladly accept any amount. For questions, contact whitney.colby@oregonstate.edu

Prettiest Pet Contest: Do you think you have the prettiest pet? Enter the Grad School’s 4th Annual Prettiest Pet Contest! Feb 2-27. Costs $1 or 1 food item to enter a picture of your pet! All photos of animals welcome. Cast your vote with a cash donation or food item in 300 Kerr Admin. Bldg. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For questions, contact michelle.lacrosse@oregonstate.edu

UHC Smoothie-thon: During the Month of February, the University Honors College Student Association will be selling smoothie cards ($10) that contain one free small smoothie, and eight $3 medium smoothies to Jamba Juice. 50% of the proceeds go to the Linn-Benton Food Share. Purchase in Weniger 239 or contact brownw@onid.orst.edu

News for Employees

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2015. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. NOTE: the program description and application have been revised: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/undergraduate-research-innovation-scholarship-creativity-urisc.  Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: April 13.

NEW! 2015 Hydrophiles’ Water Research Symposium abstract submission: Students conducting research in any topic related to freshwater are encouraged to submit an abstract to the 2015 Hydrophiles’ Water Research Symposium (submission closes March 6).

NEW! Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is March 16 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Spring 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

OSU department survey: Campus Recycling is conducting a departmental customer satisfaction survey, inviting feedback from employees of OSU who have interacted with the department – its services, website, and/or staff. The survey is available at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9sGcxhLOBI82Ga1 and responses are accepted through Friday, March 6.

Volunteer for Oak Creek Clean-Up: Help free OSU’s primary waterway, Oak Creek, from the grip of trash and invasive species! Remove English ivy, Himalayan blackberry and litter, and check out the progress of previously restored areas.  Tools available as supplies last, so please bring your own hand pruners, gloves and/or shovels. This event is part of Civic Engagement Week and RecycleMania.

Pac-12 Fitness Challenge: Can Oregon State University claim the title of MOST ACTIVE in the Pac12 conference?  Challenge accepted!  Any Beaver fan can participate and all physical activity counts.  Log your minutes online Feb 23-27, and spread the word.  (http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/pac12challenge)

Apply to be a PROMISE Sponsor : The PROMISE (Professional and Managerial Internships in State Employment) program invites you to apply to host a 2015 summer intern.  The program runs from June 22 to Aug. 28, 2015. Click here for information about hosting an intern and to apply.  For general information about the PROMISE program, visit: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/promise/.  The deadline to apply is Feb. 26.

Art vendors sought: The Memorial Union Program Council invites you to apply for OSU Moms and Family Weekend Art Festival on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The art festival takes place on the Memorial Union Brick Mall. We are accepting new vendor applications through Feb. 27. To apply: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/mupc/spring-events/moms-and-family-weekend/art-festival-vendor-info  For more information contact Jessica Hammock Jessica.hammock@oregonstate.edu and Sarah Sutton sarah.sutton@oregonstate.edu.

Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) Academy Applications:  Faculty applications are currently being accepted for the DPD Academy scheduled to be held the weeks of June 15-19 and June 22-26.  The DPD Academy facilitates focused and productive engagement with contemporary, multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power, and discrimination; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation.  Both individual and team applications are welcome.  For more information and/or to apply, visit the 2015-16 DPD Academy web page.  Deadline:  March 13.

Do you commute from Lane County to Corvallis? You’re invited to a carpool/vanpool informational meeting, noon-1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in the MU Journey Room 104 with FREE lunch! Learn about the opportunities, benefits, and how to save by carpooling/vanpooling. Join the OSU Sustainability Office and Cascades West Rideshare to learn more. RSVP to alaina.hawley@oregonstate.edu by Feb. 25.

Wood engineering students make bottle openers: A new class in our Wood Science & Engineering department is launching a product. Throughout 10 weeks, these students utilize modern manufacturing principles to successfully design, prototype, market, produce, and deliver tangible products, and this term they’re making bottle openers from a 125-year-old walnut tree with an unique heritage.  The bottle openers are available for pre-order and will be completed by finals week of this term! To see the entire process and to join them in this experience, visit averyopeners.com!


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

Office Assistant– Wallowa County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.10 FTE), Intermittent, Office Assistant position located in Enterprise, OR .  Posting # 0013955. Closes Feb. 25.

Human Resources Technician. The University Administrative Business Center (UABC)  invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Technician. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Business Center Manager. Posting #0013956. Closes Feb. 25.

Office Specialist 1 – TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program invites applications for full-time, Office Specialist 1.  Posting #0013867. Closes Feb. 27.

Education Program Assistant 2– Jackson County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Limited Duration, Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Central Point, OR .  Posting # 0013888. Closes Feb. 27.

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. 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. 27.

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.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Admissions Customer Service Representative.  This position will support the Office of International Admissions in providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process. This is a full-time position, paying $12 per hour, and a full benefit package.  For more information or to apply, please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15999042 Please apply by March 1.

Degree Clearance Manager – The Office of the Registrar  invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Degree Clearance Manager position. Posting # 0013836. Closes March 1

The University Honors College invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Consultant-Academic Advisor position. Posting # 0013808.  Closes March 1.

International Admissions Manager – INTO OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Admissions Manager position. Posting #0013696. Closes March 1.

Academic Wage Appointment – Hourly: On-Call Librarian. The OSU Libraries invites applications for two part-time (0.49 FTE) 12-month, Academic Wage Appointment- Hourly: On-Call Librarian positions to fill in on the Reference Desk. These appointments will not exceed 89 working days in a calendar year. Posting #0013934. Closes Mar. 2.

Management Analyst 1 (ID Center). This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time ID Center Management Analyst 1 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013871. Closes March 2.

Management Analyst 1 (Process Improvement Team). This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Process Improvement Team Management Analyst 1 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013872. Closes March 2.

Administrative Program Specialist – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time, Administrative Program Specialist.  Posting #0013851. Closes March 2.

Academic Advisor – College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position.  Posting #0013786.  Closes March 2.

Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Visitor Center (VC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE),  12-month Marine Education Volunteer Coordinator. This position is located in Newport OR. Posting #0013880. Closes March 4.

Parking Manager, Transportation Services invites applications for a full-time Parking Manager. Posting # 0013902, Closes March 4.

Office Specialist 2 – The General Agricultural/Agricultural Education office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0013751.  Closes March 5.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Student Support Advisor.  This position acts as a first point of contact for student issues that involve multiple departments within the INTO OSU Center.  The Advisor works closely with administrative and academic staff to ensure that students receive appropriate case management and that staff time is utilized efficiently.  For more information or to apply, please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=16018382 Apply by March 6.

Senior Graphic Designer – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Graphic Designer. Posting #0013797. Closes March 8.

The Division of Outreach and Engagement invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), Office Specialist 2 position. To apply, please visit posting #0013816. Closes March 9.

Evening/Weekend Events Manager – University Conference Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Evening/Weekend Events Manager. Posting #0013832.  Closes March 10.

Military and Veteran Resources Advisor – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Military and Veteran Resources Advisor position.. Posting # 0013881. Closes March 11.

Technical Services Coordinator – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Technical Services Coordinator.  Posting #0013815. Closes March 11.

(CAS) invites applications for a full time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position: 70% Extension, 25% Research and 5% Service. This position is located at the Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center (HAREC) in Hermiston OR. Posting #0013741.  Closes March 15.

Marketing Assistant Director: The OSU Alumni Association is seeking a Marketing Assistant Director. Download this PDF to view the full position description. To apply send resume and cover letter to osualum@oregonstate.edu by March 20.

DirectorAcademic Success Center. The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Provost. Posting #0013858. Closes March 20.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Administrative/HR Assistant.  The Administrative/HR ASSISTANT provides high-level confidential administrative support to the INTO OSU Center Director, Assistant Center Director and Human Resources Manager. For more information or to apply, please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=2284592  Apply by March 29.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Food Science and Technology Department in the College of Agricultural Sciences invite applications for an Assistant Professor (Practice), 9-month, full-time, (fixed-term, 1.0 FTE), position located in Corvallis.  Posting #0013904.  Closes April 1.

Postdoctoral Research Position – College of Public Health & Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Posting #0013824. Closes April 15. June start date.

Assistant Professor-Plant Pathologist Oregon State University’s  Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center invite applications for an Assistant Professor, full-time (tenure-track  1.0 FTE) position located in Central Point.  Posting #0013895.  Closes May 15.

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. Open until filled.

The Oregon State University Foundation (OSUF) is seeking a successful computing professional to assist the Foundation in building a best-in-class technology program that ensures top-line customer service.   Assistant Director, Information Technology Services (ITS) To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and the Foundation’s application to Patricia Kenney, Senior Director, Human Resources.


Corvallis:  “And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.” ~ Gilbert Chesterton. Chance of rain after 4 p.m. today, high of 54, low of 44. Rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Increasing clouds today, high of 51, low of 32. Chance of rain tonight and tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of rain today, high of 51, low of 46. Rain likely tonight and tomorrow.

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

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