OSU Today

Monday, March 30, 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.

Oregon State University Professor Jane Lubchenco wins international award (Oregonian)

Jane Lubchenco, an Oregon State University distinguished professor of marine biology and internationally renowned ocean expert, has won one of the world’s most prestigious environmental awards. (see also OPBGazette-Times, Microfinance Monitor)

Deep ocean fish face health problems due to man-made pollution (Nature World News)

“In areas ranging from pristine, high mountain lakes of the United States to ocean waters off the coasts of France and Spain, we’ve now found evidence of possible human-caused pollution that’s bad enough to have pathological impacts on fish,” co-author Michael Kent, a professor of microbiology at Oregon State University (OSU), said in a statement. (see also Phys.Org, Medical News Today, LifeScience)

OSU study sheds light on zinc deficiency impacts (KTVZ)

Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation, especially inflammation, new research from Oregon State University shows. (see also Health Canal, Science Daily, ENN)

The 50 best college towns to live in forever (College Ranker)

#11 Corvallis: Corvallis is a western US city in the state of Oregon. The town is home to Oregon State University and has a population of just above 50,000. Here, temperatures are generally mild with overcast weather, dry in summer and wet in winter. Most of the town’s inhabitants work at the university but many others are employed with other large companies like Hewlett-Packard. Corvallis is ranked as one of the best places to start a business and the third most educated city in the entire country.

Ballot fight brewing over GMOs (Gazette-Times)

As a state institution, the university is prohibited from taking a position on political issues, but OSU officials released a statement listing potential impacts. According to the university, Measure 2-89 could directly impact $18.3 million worth of research involving 120 faculty members, 100 to 200 support staff and 300 to 400 students. In addition to agriculture, research topics include treatments for cancer and Lou Gehrig’s disease, methods for cleaning up oil spills and ways to ensure the safety of genetically engineered products.

Disrupted biological clock linked Alzheimer’s (Bioscience Technology)

New research has identified some of the processes by which molecules associated with neurological diseases can disrupt the biological clock, interfere with sleep and activity patterns, and set the stage for a spiral of health concerns that can include a decreased lifespan and Alzheimer’s disease. The research was published in Neurobiology of Disease by scientists from Oregon State University and the Oregon Health & Science University, in work supported by the National Institutes of Health. (see also KTVZ)

Artificial intelligence systems more apt to fail than destroy (Phys Org)

Thomas Dietterich, president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and a distinguished professor of computer science at Oregon State University, said that the recent contribution of $10 million by Elon Musk to the Future of Life Institute will help support some important and needed efforts to ensure AI safety. (see also Robotics Trends)

5 insights into the gray whales that migrate past Oregon twice each year (OPB)

Bruce Mate, director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, has helped illuminate that journey. Mate pioneered the tracking of whales by satellite. It involves tagging the animals with a dart the size of a ballpoint pen that contains a small radio.

12 superfoods for stress relief (TIME)

In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, Oregon State University medical students who took omega-3 supplements had a 20% reduction in anxiety compared to the group given placebo pills.

Gene find may speed anti-Schistosomiasis effort to snail’s pace (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News)

Although the parasite that causes schistosomiasis multiplies within aquatic snails for part of its life cycle, it finds one particular snail to be an inhospitable host. The unwelcoming snail is called Biomphalaria glabrata, and it happens to possess a group of genes that gives it an eigh-fold decrease in the risk of schistosomiasis infection. These genes, recently discovered by researchers based at Oregon State University, could lead to new drugs or novel means of interrupting the schistosomiasis parasite’s transmission cycle. (see also SciCasts, Fierce Biotech Research, News Medical)

Sea change: OSU building interdisciplinary marine studies program (Gazette-Times)

Established 50 years ago on a sandy spit jutting into Yaquina Bay, the Hatfield Marine Science Center is home base for Oregon State University’s far-flung ocean research enterprise as well as the hub for a cluster of state and federal agencies conducting marine research and resource management activities out of the busiest port on the central Oregon coast.

Oregon drought fuels unease about state’s long-term water security (Oregonian)

“I think because you couldn’t see the snow on the hills, and it’s so warm flowers started blooming in February, everybody knew something was up,” said Kathie Dello, associate director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute. (see also Register-Guard)

2015’s best and worst states for finding tax help (Wallet Hub)

Commentary by  Jared Moore and Pete Frischmann, professors of Accounting, Oregon State University College of Business.

Robot stays on its feet despite punishment (Reuters)

A video featuring OSU’s ATRIAS.

Study takes a look at what happens when wolves, cougars collide (Capital Press)

A study underway by an Oregon State University graduate student takes a look at what happens when two of the West’s iconic predators compete for food and habitat.

A to Z on zinc: OSU research explores how the mineral boosts the immune system (Gazette-Times)

Research from Oregon State University offers new insights into the role that zinc plays in bolstering the immune system — and suggests that our need for the mineral could increase as we age.

Is Oregon afraid to face political problems? (Go Local PDX)

“They don’t want to deal with it and it makes them unconformable,” said James C. Foster, political science professor at Oregon State University. “Along comes a situation like Kitzhaber, and the first reaction is a shaking of heads in disbelief.”

Sandboarding the Oregon Dunes (Corvallis Advocate)

Matt Walton is the station manager at KBVR, Oregon State University’s student-run radio station. He’s also a professional sandboarder. Walton grew up in Waldport, where the ocean is too cold for all but the heartiest of surfers and the ski slopes are three hours away. In 2006, he and his friends discovered the sport of sandboarding in the nearby Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The Oregon Dunes stretch over 40 miles from North Bend to Florence, adjoining Honeyman State Park. They are the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America.

Slugs remain a mystery, experts say (Capital Press)

Growers and researchers recently puzzled over the mollusk’s onslaught against numerous crops during Oregon State University’s “Slug Summit,” held March 25 in Salem. (see also FOX)

Meet Bend’s first life-size humanoid robot (Bend Bulletin)

Getting people to trust a robot enough to allow it into their homes is another significant challenge. Bill Smart is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Part of his research explores human-robot interaction. He said humanoid robots trigger something in the back of most people’s brains. Baxter is more than 6 feet tall and weighs about 250 pounds. It has two arms and a “face” with two eyes.

Conference on aging research scheduled for April 1 at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Center for Healthy Aging Research will showcase some of the state’s top research into aging at a free public conference scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center.

Age in place with grace (Register-Guard)

Pat Patterson, Master Gardener with the Oregon State University Extension Service, says including hardscapes in your garden is important so that a wheelchair or walker easily can maneuver between plantings. Container gardens and raised beds high enough to minimize bending are good bets for folks with limited mobility. The idea is to create smaller, more intensive plantings, she says. Vertical gardening (plants that grow or can be trained to grow upward) makes harvesting easier.

6 crazy skills that prove geckos are amazing (Live Science)

A gecko, by definition, is not sticky — he has to do something to make himself sticky,” study lead author P. Alex Greaney, a professor of engineering at Oregon State University, told Live Science in August. “It’s this incredible synergy of the flexibility, angle and extensibility of the hairs that makes it possible.”

Gig Harbor man’s butterfly collection is on display before leaving for Oregon (Kitsap Sun)

Jean has arranged for her husband’s collection to be donated to Oregon State University, but not before the family hosts a free public exhibit of some of the butterflies this Saturday at the Methodist church on Pioneer Way.

No more lion down (Oregon Coast Today)

Jim Rice, a marine mammal expert with Oregon State University, said the sea lions’ abrupt disappearance in 2011 has been largely attributed to the arrival of the Pacific Fleet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Oregon Chardonnay Clone Wars (Palate Press)

Then, in 1974, David Adelsheim traveled to Burgundy in search of both pinot noir and chardonnay clones to experiment with back home. What he discovered was that the chardonnay there was ripening at the same time as pinot noir. He was determined to bring these back to Oregon. Throughout the next few years he worked with Oregon State University to set up a quarantine and disease evaluation program in order to bring these clones from Burgundy to Oregon.

Oregon’s changing FFA elects slate of state leaders (Capital Press)

Although state funding for FFA has been eliminated, school districts are beginning to re-establish career and technical education, or CTE, programs, said Reynold Gardner,a specialist with the state education department. He credits Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences with providing the “cultural lead” in reviving the programs.

OSU grad student receives Ecological Society student policy award (LIFE@OSU)

Natalie Hambalek, an Oregon State University graduate student the Department of Integrative Biology, has been selected for the Ecological Society of America’s Graduate Student Policy Award for 2015.

CT scan tech used to check soil health (Western Producer)

More recently, Scandinavian soil scientists have used hospital CT scans for a more accurate measurement to clearly depict and quantify soil structures. 
One of the pioneers in this area is Dorthe Wildenschild, a researcher in Oregon State University’s chemical, biological and environmental engineering department.

Strawberry care depends on its type, home (Statesman Journal)

Strawberries grown in containers need excellent drainage. OSU Extension berry specialists recommended container planting strawberries in a soil mixture of one part sand, one part finely ground fir bark and two parts garden or potting soil.

Center for Healthy Aging Research celebrates a decade (LIFE@OSU)

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ Center for Healthy Aging Research is celebrating 10 years of advancing aging research and promoting healthy aging for older adults throughout Oregon and the nation.

Expert: Oregon neonic ban would be disruptive (Capital Press)

Paul Jepson, director of Oregon State University’s Integrated Plant Protection Center, said a “blanket ban” could disrupt farmers’ transition to more environmentally gentle methods of controlling pests.


NEW! Spring Preview: Spring Preview is an open house program for prospective and admitted students. A program will be taking place Monday, March 30 in the LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center. There will be approximately 1000 visitors on campus, which may impact parking and retail food locations.

NEW! Furniture available: M.U. departments have moved into the S.E.C. and are offering unneeded furniture to OSU departments, free of charge. Visit the 2nd floor of Snell Hall on Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and 31 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and speak with Stephen Gay. Departments are responsible for moving furniture to their building. For more information: Stephen.Gay@oregonstate.edu.

Social Justice Learning and Engagement Associate – Presentations and Open Forum: The Office of Equity and Inclusion has invited four finalists to campus for this position and would like to invite campus to the candidate presentations and open forum. The position will provide strategic leadership towards the development and implementation of educational strategies for university employees around topics of equity, diversity, and social justice. Presentations are: March 30, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 206; April 1, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 211; April 6, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 206; April 10, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 208.

Mathematical biologist to address DNA sequencing: The Department of Mathematics welcomes alumnus Michael S. Waterman who will present “DNA Sequencing in the 21st Century,” as part of the 2015 Milne Lectures in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science March 30 from 4-5 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Horizon conference room.  Waterman is a University of Southern California professor with joint academic appointments in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Center for Healthy Aging Research 10-year Anniversary: Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ Center for Healthy Aging Research from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center to celebrate 10 years of advancing aging research and promoting healthy aging for older adults throughout Oregon and the nation. Learn more and register for the free 10th anniversary celebration featuring researchers from across Oregon. Lunch is $10, and you must RSVP.

NEW! Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. 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. More information on our website.

NEW! Career Development Center open house: Check out what’s new in the Career Development Center, help us celebrate our new name and new model of operation. Join us for our Open House Thursday April 2, 2 to 4 p.m., Kerr Admin Building, B008.  Special welcome at 3 p.m. by Susie Brubaker-Cole, Vice Provost for Student Affairs. Refreshments Provided. No RSVP is required. Call 7-4085 with questions.

Farewell Party for General Counsel Meg Reeves. Please join colleagues at a reception to honor and thank Meg Reeves for her service to OSU and to wish her well on her retirement from the university. The event will take place in the Main Lounge of the Memorial Union on Tuesday, March 31, 3-5 p.m.

Austin Hall Tour Presented by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association: Please join us for a special behind the scenes tour of Austin Hall Wednesday, April 8 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Hors Oeuvres will be served with beer and wine available for purchase. $5 per person and friends and family are welcome to join. RSVP Here. Questions? Melissa Elmore 73326.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! TAC Webinar: Get to know Canvas: Learn about course layout and tools in Canvas and how to add documents, links and media. We will also have an overview of assignments, quizzes and the grade book. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough Tues. March 31, 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1OesAGS

NEW! Complex Systems Faculty Candidate seminar:  Rebecca Hutchinson will present a seminar, “Discovering species patterns from imperfect observations: new modeling techniques.” Tuesday, March 31, 2 p.m., Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

NEW! Department of Fisheries and Wildlife seminar:  Katie Dugger, Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, and Assistant Unit Leader – Wildlife, USGS-Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, will speak on “Mega-icebergs and meta-population dynamics: Adélie penguins coping with environmental change” April 1, 4 – 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.

NEW! 2015 Innovation Showcase: Highlighting Science/Engineering at OSU and UO. Learn how basic research is informed by a market lens; how this approach results in science and commercialization excellence; how to incorporate industry-standard approaches to market validation into the educational process; and how you can participate in a thriving innovation ecosystem. Free. April 15 8:30 a.m.- noon. Register (live/webinar): csmc.us/showcase

NEW! Spring Library Workshops scheduled: The Spring 2015 Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series lineup is set and learning opportunities abound! Make a fresh start this term and incorporate a citation manager into your research and writing process, learn to use a new survey tool, start working on your data management plan, or check out the world of 3D printing. Workshop registration is encouraged but not required. Questions?  Contact Hannah.Remple@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Honors Education at Research Universities (HERU) conference: On May 18-19, OSU’s University Honors College will host the HERU conference, where honors faculty and administrators from across the US and Canada discuss best practices and future directions in honors education.  Interested OSU faculty and staff are invited to register; program and registration details at http://heru2015.com/.  Registration deadline: April 17.

Registration is open for Building a Digital Channel Content Strategy: Learn the essentials to reaching the 21st century customer. Join the second course in the Digital Brand Management Certificate, created in partnership with OSU’s College of Writing, Literature, and Film and Professional and Continuing Education.  The course launches April 6 – register today

News for Employees

NEW! Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Spring 2015: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Spring 2015 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Spring 2015 solicitation: preference to replacing obsolete or heavily worn equipment. NOTE: the program guidelines and application have been revised: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/research-equipment-reserve-fund. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Mar. 30.

NEW! Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Fall, Winter or Spring 2015-16 release. The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/faculty-release-time. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: May 4.

NEW! P&M Shipping Services Update: P&M’s Research Way location is now up and running for Index shipping services.  Please schedule any packages for pickup via our online form at printmail.oregonstate.edu/parcel_pickup_form2.  Contact Kiara Goldtrap with any questions at 7-9062 or Kiara.Goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Professional development opportunities: The Center for Learning & Organizational Development announces several new professional development opportunities for employees. Workshops are at no cost and are offered on the OSU campus. Visit http://hr.oregonstate.edu/training/workshops for details and to register.

NEW! Air CTEMPS Summer Workshop: The Cutting Edge of Sensing with Unmanned Aerial Systems in Earth Science. June 23-25; open to everyone! $500 per person/$350 for students. Only 30 spots available, so register early. See the website for more details. To register, email Jennifer.cohen@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Wellness Coaching | RecSports: Recreational Sports is excited to offer wellness coaching to Recreational Sports members! Work with certified wellness coach, Danielle Caldwell, and commit to improving your well-being today! Contact Danielle Caldwell for more information and sign up for a wellness coaching session at the Recreation Services Desk in Dixon.

NEW! Rec Sports Extended Hours @ Service Desk: Interested in purchasing a Recreational Sports spring term membership, signing up for intramural leagues and tournaments, or registering for fitness offerings like Fit Pass classes or Dam Fit? The Rec Services Desk in Dixon will operate with extended hours March 30 – April 9 (Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and help you find ways to get and stay active during the springtime! Questions? Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator.

NEW! Couse Packet Delay: Due to the move of Printing and Mailing Services, there has been a slight delay in the printing of Spring Term’s course packets.  Our team is working diligently to get these printed and to the bookstore for the first week of classes.  If you have a specific question in regards to your course packet, please contact Kiara Goldtrap at Kiara.Goldtrap@oregonstate.edu or 7-9062.

NEW! Weight Watchers Information: A 13-week series of WW begins April 28.  WW Open House meetings will be held Tuesday April 21, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Moore Family Center, Milam Room 105.  If you are a PEBB subscriber the cost of the meetings will be fully subsidized.  Next, call the WW/Pebb number 866-454-2144 and ask for a confirmation code.  Present the code at the first meeting.  For more information, please contact Kathi at 541-737-3106.

Undergraduate student award: International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) is currently accepting nominations for the Clara L. Simmerville Award for International Education recognizing and outstanding undergraduate student at Oregon State University.  The award will be given to an OSU undergraduate domestic or international student who has voluntarily contributed to international understanding through personal relationships, scholarship and research, and involvement in campus or community organizations supporting international understanding.  Awardees will receive $100 and have their name engraved on a plaque in International Programs. Nomination forms can be found here. For more information: caroline.emery@oregonstate.edu

Science & Engineering Summer Camps: STEM Academy will be hosting 30 different Science & Engineering Summer Camps for students entering 3rd – 12th grades in the Fall of 2015. Topics include: Computing, Biochemistry, Engineering,  Lego Robotics, Forestry, Bioinformatics, Ecology, and Marine Genetics. For more information, or to register online, please visit http://academy.engr.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Scholarships available for many of the camps.

Beyond Earth Day organization registration: Beyond Earth Day at OSU (formerly called Earth Week) will take place April 18-28 and be filled with activities geared toward raising awareness of and engagement in sustainability. If you are part of an organization that would like to put on an event or host a booth at the annual Community Fair, please visit http://tiny.cc/beyondearthday to learn more and register by early April.

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2015 and Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2015-16. 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.

Professional Faculty award: Nominations are being accepted for the Karel J.H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award. This award recognizes a professional faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership and service throughout their career both within their Department and in programs and organizations across Oregon State University.   Award criteria is available at http://oregonstate.edu/pfla/awards/karel-murphy Nominations will be accepted through April 9.   Please direct questions to Michelle Mahana at michelle.mahana@oregonstat.edu

Undergraduate student award: International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) is currently accepting nominations for the Clara L. Simmerville Award for International Education recognizing and outstanding undergraduate student at Oregon State University.  The award will be given to an OSU undergraduate domestic or international student who has voluntarily contributed to international understanding through personal relationships, scholarship and research, and involvement in campus or community organizations supporting international understanding.  Awardees will receive $100 and have their name engraved on a plaque in International Programs. Nomination forms can be found here. For more information: caroline.emery@oregonstate.edu

Traffic and Maintenance

Notice of Intent to demolish the “Starter Shed” near the East Greenhouse: Oregon State University intends to demolish the small cinderblock and glass Starter Shed located at 2801 SW Campus Way, which is not identified as either Historic or Non-Historic, Contributing or Non-Contributing within the OSU Historic District.  All portions of the building that can be recycled will be recycled, and non-recyclable pieces of the building will be disposed of in an appropriate manner.  For more info, contact Susan Padgett, Campus Planner 541-737-6911.


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

Industry Program Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity)- Oregon State University (OSU) The VP for Research invites applications for a part time (.25), 12-month, Industy Program Manger position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Assistant Vice President for Research. Posting # 0014164.  The posting closes March 30.

Education Program Assistant 1–  Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE), EPA1 position located in Corvallis.  Posting # 0014152. Closes March 30.

Office Specialist 2 – OSU Advantage Accelerator invites one full-time , 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0014221. Closes March 31.

Office Specialist 2- Oregon State University (OSU) The Oregon Land Grant Institution invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Office Specialist 2 position.  Posting # 0014221. Closes March 31.

Office Specialist 1, Department of Chemistry is accepting applications to fill one part-time (.45 FTE) non-benefits eligible position starting at $900 per month.  This position is the first point of contact for visitors to the Chemistry Office.  Major duties include, providing exceptional customer service to students, faculty and visitors; work with departmental Head Undergraduate Advisor and the College of Science Advising. Posting # 0014179. Closes March 31.

Assistant Director of Marketing Communications – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Assistant Director of Marketing Communications. Posting #0013975. Closes March 31.

Temporary Accountant 1 – The Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a part-time (approximately 0.75 FTE) Temporary Accountant 1 position. Posting # 0014103. Full consideration date is April 1.

Accountant 2INTERNAL to OSU. The Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time, Accountant 2. Posting #0014269. Closes April 1.

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.

Assistant or Associate General Counsel – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant or Associate General Counsel position. Posting # 0014133. Closes for full consideration April 3.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator – The Agricultural Sciences & Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting #0014099.  Closes April 3.

Seed Certification Aide 1– Umatilla County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.10 FTE), Intermittent, Seed Certification Aide 1 position located in Hermiston, OR .  Posting # 0014061. Closes April 3.

Education Program Assistant 2– Umatilla County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.49 FTE), Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Pendleton, OR .  Posting # 0014058. Closes April 3.

Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University (OSU) is looking to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2. For full details and to apply, please visit posting #0014069. Posting closes April 5.

Procurement Manager. Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Procurement Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0014004 has been extended to April 6.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Alcohol, Drug & Recovery Specialist, Posting #0014059.  Closes April 6.

Education Program Assistant 1–  Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Limited Duration, EPA1 position located in Eugene, OR .  Posting # 0014109. Closes April 6.

Assistant Professor (Practice)–  Extension 4-H Youth Development invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor of Practice position located in Central Point, OR .  Posting # 0014092. Closes April 6.

Office Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity) –  The Extension Service Benton County Office invites applications for a part-time (0.80 FTE) 12-month Office Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Regional Administrator. Posting #0014236. Closes April 8.

Department Head (Internal Employment opportunity) – The Department of Biochemistry/Biophysics invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Department Head position. The remaining 0.25 FTE will be consistent with the departmental and individual faculty member’s professorial position descriptions. Posting #0013899. Closes April 10. For additional information on this internal employment opportunity, please contact Stevan Arnold at arnolds@science.oregonstate.edu

Director – Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Director, Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life position. Posting # 0014065. Closes April 10.

Public Information Representative 2 – School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time, Public Information Representative 2. Posting #0014222. Closing date, April 11.

Library Technician 3 (Reference and Building Services Assistant) – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE) Library Technician 3 (Reference and Building Services Assistant) position for the Valley Library at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0014258. Closes April 12.

Academic Wage – Faculty Research Assistant School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time Faculty Research Position (May 1 – Oct. 1, 2015). Posting #0014219. Closes April 12.

Assistant Professor (Practice)–  Extension 4-H Youth Development, invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) Assistant Professor of Practice position located in Prineville, OR .  Posting # 0014156. Closes April 12.

Instructor (Seed Certification Specialist) position at Department of Crop & Soil Science.  Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position.  Posting #0014102.  Closes April 13.

Assistant to the Director – The Office of Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant to the Director position. Posting # 0014237. Closes April 14.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor- Forest Harvesting- The Dept. of Forest Engineering Resources & Management invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Forest Harvesting. Posting #0014131. For full consideration apply by April 15.

Assistant Professor–  The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position located in Aurora, OR .  Posting # 0014150. Closes April 15.

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.

Manager for COB Facilities, Operations and Academic Services, College of Business invites applications for a full-time 12-month Professional Faculty position. Posting #0014217. Full consideration date is April 17.

Manager- Facilities/Operations/Academic Services –  College of Business invites applications for a full-time Manager. Posting #0014217. Full consideration date, April 17.

Assistant Director – The Office of Financial Aid/Scholarships invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Director position. Posting # 0014173. Closes April 18.

Research Director-Extended Campus invites applications for a Research Director.  This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director. Posting #0014238. Closes April 21.

4-H Summer Camp Skills Instructor. 4-H Youth Development in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, invites applications for 2 short-term hourly positions. Positions will be located at the Oregon 4-H Center in Salem. Please see posting #0014271 for information about duties, qualifications, and how to apply. Position is open to qualified students and non-students. Closes May 1.

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.


Corvallis: Despite the old proverb, March is leaving the way it came, like a lamb. Mostly sunny today, high of 69, low of 45. Rain tonight, showers likely Tuesday.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 68, low of 35. Rain possible tonight, chance of rain and snow mix tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 57, low of 45. Rain tonight and showers likely tomorrow.

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

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