OSU Today

Friday, April 17, 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.

Gray whales’ Pacific crossing leads to question of origin (Yahoo News)

The scientists were expecting western whales to migrate to breeding and calving grounds somewhere in the south China Sea, said Bruce Mate, director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University and lead author of a research paper published this week in the journal Biology Letters. (see also CBC, Newser, News Tonight Africa)

5 years after BP oil spill, Gulf of Mexico is scarred but resilient (NBC Bay Area News)

“The spill was — and continues to be — a disaster,” said Oregon State marine sciences professor Jane Lubchenco, who was the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration during the spill. “The bottom line is that oil is nasty stuff. Yes, the Gulf is resilient, but it was hit pretty darn hard.” (see also Washington PostAtlanta Journal-Constitution)

OSU survey: Half of seniors taking aspirin (KTVZ)

“The use of aspirin is still a very contentious issue among medical experts,” said Craig Williams, a pharmacotherapy specialist with the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University, and lead author of the new report. (see also Health Canal)

Unlike Gwyneth Paltrow, millennials understand the reality of food stamps (Guardian)

Alana Folsom, a twentysomething graduate student, knows something about trying to live on food stamps. One of the so-called millennials, Folsom took an unpaid internship fresh out of college in 2012 and had to rely on food stamps to help supplement her income. Currently enrolled in graduate school at Oregon State University, Folsom is making do with $800 a month.

GMO crops differ from traditional breeding techniques (Statesman Journal)

“Depending on the species, natural cross-breeding is easy. For some plants, you have to physically make the cross,” said Jim Myers, professor of vegetable breeding and genetics in the department of horticulture at Oregon State University.

Is the gaze from those big puppy eyes the look of your doggie’s love? (Scientific American)

“It may not be fair to suggest the complete absence of an oxytocin-mediated positive loop in wolves as a species from these results,” says Monique Udell, an assistant professor at Oregon State University who has investigated human–wolf interactions at the research and conservation organization, Wolf Park. “We know that maternal–offspring attachment is important to this species and many other nondomesticated animals and that humans and wolves can show attachment bonds.”

‘Beaver Ohana’ celebrates 60th annual luau (Gazette-Times)

But for the students who organized it, Saturday’s 60th annual Oregon State University Luau is about so much more than just food and dance. “The students work so hard because it’s our one chance to show the community what our culture is all about,” said Haunani Carvalho, a senior in human development who has coordinated the dance performances for the past three years.

What the ‘false eyes’ of butterflies are really for (Nature World News)

“Eyespots are conspicuous, they draw your attention and are thought to be used by many animal species to avoid death or attack, by either startling or confusing the predator,” Katy Prudic, a researcher from Oregon State University explained in a statement.

Collaborative Life Sciences Building (Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce)

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building is a 653,000-square-foot building located in Portland’s South Waterfront area. The CLSB brings together the best in science research and education from Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University and Portland State University so that students from various medical fields can work and train alongside each other.

OSU Provost Sabah Randhawa a finalist to lead Southern Illinois University (Oregonian)

Oregon State University Provost Sabah U. Randhawa has been named a finalist to become chancellor of Southern Illinois University.


Professor candidate talk: Please join us for the second of two job candidate talks for the Assistant/Associate Professor of Visualization position in New Media Communications in the College of Liberal Arts. Artist and Scientist Ruth West, currently an associate professor at the University of North Texas, will deliver her talk,”Data-Driven Experiences: New Ways of Seeing and Knowing,” on Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m. in Bexell Hall, Room 207.

WIC Spring Lunch Series:  Race, Diversity, and Writing Across the OSU Curriculum. Faculty are invited to attend the second of four WIC Spring Lunches Friday, April 17, noon- 1 p.m., Milam 215.  Wesley Snyder, Kristina Lum, and Corey Taylor, School of Writing, Literature and Film, will discuss issues around the growing number of international students/second language learners; U.S. students who do not speak standard English; and how multilingual writers are disenfranchised by traditional assessment models. Register by noon on Thursday, April 16.

Disability Studies @ OSU.  Join a group of OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, in general, and the development of a DS curriculum at OSU, in particular.  Friday, April 17, 1 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 301.

Complex Systems Faculty Candidate seminar:  Carmen Tekwe will present a seminar, “Latent Variable and Measurement Error Models in Epidemiological Research” Friday April 17, 1:30 p.m., Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

Speech Communication Colloquium: Colin Hesse will present his research, “Exploring the Relational Correlates of Affection Deprivation,” on Friday, April 17, from 4 – 5 p.m., in Shepard Hall 106.


Beaver BarCamp 15: A conference for those enthusiastic about tech. The session topics can be both tech and non-tech related, and are proposed and selected by attendees the morning of the conference. Free registration, breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Register at: http://beaverbarcamp15.eventbrite.com. For more information go to: http://beaverbarcamp.org. April 18, 9 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center.

2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Undergraduate Research Conference in Religious Studies:    Join us for a full day of presentations from exceptional undergraduate students.  Sponsored by the Religious Studies Program at Oregon State University.  Join event on Facebook.    Saturday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room.

Beyond Earth Day – Saturday, April 18: Saturday Beyond Earth Day events include Earth Day Service projects throughout the day, a Mushroom Patch Workshop at the Pride Center 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Earth Ball: An All Species Masquerade at Sky High Brewing 6-10 p.m. Learn more on the Beyond Earth Day website.

60th Annual Lu’au: Tickets ($12/$9 OSU students) available at SEC Info desk or online. Doors open 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at LaSells Stewart Center. The Lu’au features: Hawaiian dinner (5:30 p.m.), Pacific Island Dance Revue (6:30-8 p.m.), and Country Store in the lobby with Hawaiian goods for purchase. Sponsored by SEAC. Funded by SORCE. For info/disability accommodations, contact Ally: 808-457-2520. Volunteers needed.


Latin Night: Join Association of Latin American Students for Noche Latina/Latin Night: “Blending of Cultures,” Sunday, April 19, for a dramatic skit, dinner, games and dancing with live band, Orquesta Monte Calvo. Doors open 5 p.m. and show begins 5:30 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. Tickets ($10/$5 OSU students) now available at SEC Info desk. Sponsored by SEAC. Funded by ISOSU. For info/disability accommodations, contact Jorge.Delgado@oregonstate.edu

Upcoming Events

NEW! Native Plant Sale: Come early for best selections. The CAS sponsored student organization OSU Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Chapter will be holding its annual Native Plant Sale as a fundraiser for Avivara http://www.avivara.org/ non-profit organization working to improve the quality of, and access to, education in Guatemala. Great prices on a variety of NW native plants donated by local SevenOaks Native Nursery available at the Earth Day Community Fair OSU MANRRS Chapter booth.  Tuesday, April 21 in the Student Experience Center Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NEW! Scholars’ Insights Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) research competition: Graduate students are invited to register by April 22, for this fun event challenging graduate students to advance a compelling presentation on their thesis or project topic and its significance in just three minutes, with prizes up to $1,000. Events will be held May 6 all day at the LaSells Stewart Center.

NEW! Perform at OSU Drag Show: As part of Pride Week, the Spring Drag Show is a fabulous evening of radical gender performances including lip syncing, poetry, and dazzling dancing! Compete for the Royal Beaver crown or just come out to perform. Apply online by April 24. The Spring Drag Show will be on Saturday, May 9 at LaSells Stewart Center. For more information contact rcosu@oregonstate.edu.

Earth Day Service Projects: Saturday April 18:  Be Rooted in Your Community. Registration is now open for the Center for Civic Engagement’s Earth Day service projects on Saturday April 18. Various environmental projects are available. Many can accommodate youth. Faculty, staff, students, and family members are all invited to participate. For more information and to register: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/cce/earthday.

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.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Change Comes from Within: Coming of Age in Prison— Michelle Inderbitzin, Center for the Humanities Research Fellow and Sociology faculty in OSU’s School of Public Policy, was the first in Oregon to teach in a maximum-security prison through the program Inside-Out, which takes university students behind prison walls to learn about issues of crime, justice, and policy in collaboration with inmates. In this lecture she relates the experiences of inmates convicted of violent crimes as teens, and highlights how those who have grown up behind bars make meaning of their lives. Monday April 20, 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Avenue.

NEW! Data management workshops: Learn to manage your research data/data management plan effectively and efficiently with Intro to Data Management (April 20). Check out 3D Scanning and 3D Printing (April 21), and learn how you can get started with this really cool technology. In preparation for your upcoming survey research, check out Intro to Qualtrics and/or Advanced Qualtrics  (April 23) and get your robust survey underway. Check out the full session descriptions at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Religious Rights and Human Rights:  How has the promotion of religious rights figured into the larger effort to protect and advance human rights?The panel, which includes Holocaust survivor Judge Thomas Buergenthal, as well as OSU Prof’s Rena Lauer, Amy Koehlinger, Stuart Sarbacker, and Paul Kopperman, will explore the historical, philosophical, legal, and experiential dimensions of this question  Join event on Facebook.    Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m., Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol, Portland, OR.

NEW! Health Professions Fair:  The Health Professions Fair connects students with admissions representatives from over 60 health professions schools in Oregon and across the country.  This free event will be held Tuesday, April 21 from 10: a.m. – 2 p.m. in the MU Ballroom.  Students from all majors, first-years through seniors, are welcome.  For more information, visit the event website.

NEW! Oregon State University – Cascades Science Pub: Dee Denver, an associate professor of integrative biology in the molecular and cellular biology graduate program within OSU’s College of Science Denver, will present “The Dharma in DNA: Intersections of Buddhism and Science” on Tuesday, Apr. 21 in Father Luke’s Room at McMenamins in Bend. Science Pubs take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Science Pubs are free but reservations are required.  Space is limited to 100 guests.   RSVP online by 5 p.m. the day prior at  http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs.

NEW! Former NSF director speaks at OSU: Former National Science Foundation Director Rita Colwell will speak about her experiences as a woman in science at an Oregon State University event at 3:30 p.m., April 21 in Kearney Hall 112 in a talk titled “Just because you are a pawn, you do not have to lose the game.” Colwell also will give a lecture on her research at 7 p.m., April 21 in The LaSells Stewart Center’s Construction and Engineering Hall titled “Oceans, Human Health and Infectious Disease: The story of a marine bacterium, Vibrio cholera.”

NEW! From a World of Fear to a World of Hope:  Thomas Buergenthal will speak to us in a double capacity: first, as a survivor of Auschwitz, whose experiences during the Holocaust are chronicled in his highly acclaimed memoir, A Lucky Child; and second, as a renowned legal scholar who has throughout his career labored to make international law an ever-more-effective tool in combating human rights abuses. Sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial ProgramJoin event on Facebook. Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., LaSells Austin Auditorium.

NEW! Hugh Kearns workshops: Back by popular demand, the Graduate School will host Hugh Kearns from Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia to present workshops for graduate students and advisors/mentors: 7 Steps for Success- April 27, 9 – 11:30 a.m., MU 206; Feedback: Asking for it, getting it, and responding to it- April 27, 1 – 3:30 p.m., MU 213; Turbocharge your Writing- April 28, 9 – 11:30 a.m., MU 213; and Communicating the Impact of your Research- April 28, 1 – 3:30 p.m., MU 213.

Mental health wellness workshops: The “Behind Happy Faces” program offered by trainer Ross Szabo is designed to to embed a mental health wellness curriculum in key areas of the student experience and in support of the well-being of faculty and staff. Mondays:  April 20 – May 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. in MU 206 (May 4 session will be in MU 222). Tuesdays:  April 28 – May 26 from 11 to 12 noon in MU 206 (we will not meet on May 19). Register in advance at: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ekRSMj1VjsBKEkZ  For more information: http://counseling.oregonstate.edu/training/behind-happy-faces

Open Forum Presentation for Military & Veteran Resources Advisor: Campus  and military and veteran supportive colleagues and communities are invited to attend finalists’ presentations focusing on “making OSU stand out as a beacon in the Pacific Northwest for the military community.” Open Forums are April 20 and May 6 from 10:45 – 11:30 a.m., in MU213 and on May 7 from 10:45 – 11:30 a.m., in MU206.  Your participation in and support of this recruitment is greatly appreciated. Position information and candidates’ bio information will be available at the sessions. For accommodations related to disability please contact deanofstudents@oregonstate.edu , 541-737-8748.

Health Inequities Symposium: Registration is now open for “Cultivating Social Justice,” presented by Student Health Service’s Health Promotion Dept. The symposium will be in the MU on April 21-22, and will include a range of topics such as food insecurity, sexual health, disabilities, chronic diseases, access to affordable health services, and violence against marginalized populations. Register online. For details about speakers, presentations and schedules, go to studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/health-promotion/health-inequities-symposium.

Speed Mock Interviews: Sign up on Beaver Careers (http://oregonstate.edu/career/seminars-and-events) for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with employers and career specialists and receive valuable feedback! Participate on April 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in person at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Willamette Room, or virtually using Skype. Prepare your resume to share with employers. Sponsored by OSU Career Development Center.

News for Employees

NEW! Event date correction: The flyer received in departments announcing the lunch and learn session “Removing the Mask, Conversations on Masculinity” contained the incorrect date of April.  Please note the correct date as April 30.

NEW! Momentum: Read College of Engineering stories that celebrate the impact of giving in the latest issue of Momentum! These gifts and many others like them help the college fulfill its mission of transforming lives and enhancing society through impactful education and research.

Faculty/Staff FREE Nutrition Sessions:  The OSU dietetic interns and the Moore Family Center are offering free 60-minute nutrition counseling sessions.  Appointments are available on Fridays during spring term on April 24, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5, and June 12, with appointment times between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  The sessions can count toward you 2015 HEM activities.  Email michelle.bump@oregonstate.edu to schedule your appointment.

Call for 2015 Commencement volunteers: Over 60 volunteers are needed to serve as information specialists and assist guests during this year’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 13. Commencement volunteers provide directions and programs, assist family and friends to find seats, assist guests with special needs  and are OSU ambassadors. Attendance at one mandatory training session will be required prior to the commencement ceremony (to be held on Thursday June 11 (11 a.m. – noon) or Friday June 12 (2 – 3 p.m.)). Most volunteers will be needed from 8 – 11:30 a.m.  Some will be asked to stay later dependent upon tasks assigned. Volunteers are asked to carry cell phones during the event.  Register online here.

Faculty Regalia Order Deadline Extended: The deadline for Faculty Regalia orders to be placed at the OSU Beaver Store has been extended to Monday, April 20. If you do not place your order by the deadline, there’s a risk that the correct size and hood color will not be available. For further questions email faculty.regalia@osubeaverstore.com or call 541-737-0045.

AOP scholarship: The OSU Association of Office Professionals (AOP) was formed to foster awareness, excellence and professionalism in the ranks of office personnel. The OSU AOP will award at least one $500 scholarship based on achievement and potential for the 2015-16 academic year. Applicants must be full time OSU students with sophomore, junior, or senior standing at the time of application with at least one full year of undergraduate studies remaining during the 2015-16 academic year, AND have a major or declared minor in the College of Business, OR regardless of major, have a parent or legal guardian who is a member in good standing in OSU AOP. A completed application; three current, signed letters of recommendation; and a current unofficial transcript must be submitted by May 2, to Laurie Wyant, 213 Gilkey Hall, Corvallis OR 97331 or via email to   Laurie.wyant@oregonstate.edu.

Carpool Karma: check out all the details here: www.DriveLessConnect.com/carpool-karma.  There is still time before May 1to take the pre-survey, use Drive Less Connect to find a carpool partner, if you don’t already have one, and log your carpool trips.  You may be our next winner.

Zip Line with Your Group/Team/Organization | Challenge Course @ Rec Sports: The Adventure Leadership Institute’s Challenge Course program provides unique and engaging teambuilding experiences to develop cohesiveness among group members. Build community and learn problem-solving strategies from the talented Challenge Course facilitators. Whether you’re looking for standard programs or a more customized option, the Challenge Course program will work with you! Contact the Challenge Course today.

Call for proposals: DeLoach Work Scholarships for undergraduates. The University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for summer and fall terms, 2015. Tenured and tenure-track Oregon State faculty members, as well as senior instructors, can submit proposals for funding in support of Honors College undergraduates working at tasks that advance faculty research and enhance student experiential learning. Other faculty who like to apply should contact the UHC. Proposed work must relate to the area of the nominated student’s academic training and provide a significant learning outcome. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 15. Information regarding awards and the application process is available at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.

Attention gardeners: Need advice about getting your vegetable garden started? Sick plant? Want that mystery shrub identified? The new Master Gardener class of 2015 is ready to answer and research your home gardening questions. They will be staffing the Master Gardener desk Mondays-Thursdays from 9 a.m. –noon. You can reach them by calling 541-766-6750 or by visiting the Benton County OSU Extension Office at 4077 SW Research Way in Corvallis.

Do you commute from Marion or Polk County? You’re invited to a carpool/vanpool informational meeting April 23 from noon-1 p.m. in the MU Council Room 222. Join the OSU Sustainability Office and Cascades West Rideshare for a free lunch and learn about your transportation options. RSVP to Alaina.hawley@oregonstate.edu by April 20.

Traffic and Maintenance

UPDATE: LinC Building: Weather did not permit finishing the brick sealing activity at the LinC Building. Therefore, brick sealing at the LInC Building is planned for this Sunday, April 19, (weather permitting) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will complete the brick sealing process for the entire building. Use of brick sealant product with odors will be apparent with this work. Those sensitive to fumes and odors may wish to stay away from the building site during the time the work is being done. Signs will be posted at all surrounding buildings as a reminder of this work.

Hovland: As part of exterior site improvements, the walkway between Hovland and Gilmore will be closed to pour fire lane sections and pave the parking lot areas through early May. Access to the bike canopy and the fire escape on Gilmore will be maintained (View Map).

Cascades Hall: As part of the Cascades Hall renovation project, portions on the Cascades Hall Parking lot will be closed April 13,  through September 2015 (view map) For more information on this project, contact Rick Freeman at 541-231-5368.


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

Business & Engineering Business Center (BEBC) has an opening for an Accountant 1.  As we will be pulling a list of applicants from the Accountant 1 pool.   This is to notify you that if you are interested in applying and are not currently in the pool, you will be able to apply to the pool through Friday, April 17, using this link:  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=397209

Research Associate (Postdoc), in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Analyze data from scientific echosounders deployed on moorings, autonomous platforms, and ships. Posting #0014248. For full consideration apply by April 17.

4-H/FCH Program Coordinator (Internal Employment Opportunity) – Extension 4-H and Family and Community Health (FCH) invites applications for a full time, 1.0 FTE, 4-H/FCH Program Coordinator position located in Gold Beach, OR. Posting# 0014290. Closes April 17.

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 17.

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.

Office Manager 1 – The Extension Service Yamhill County Office invites applications for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, Office Manager position located in McMinnville, OR. Posting# 0014351. Closes April 19.

Research Associate (Postdoc), in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Conduct research related to the study of riverine bacterial genomics. Posting #0014249. For full consideration apply by April 19.

Summer Session Marketing Manager – Extended Campus is seeking a Summer Session Marketing Manager. 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 #0014284. Closes April 19.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Learning Center Administrative Support position. The Learning Center Administrative Support position provides essential functions in day to day operations of the Learning Center in supporting services provided to students. This position is a permanent, full-time position, working 40 hours a week and pays $13 per hour, plus a full benefit package. To apply: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=16557512 Closes. April 19.

Office Specialist 2 – Printing and Mailing Services invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month Office Specialist 2, Shipping Specialist.  This position is located at the XPress Stop in MU 109. Posting # 0014453. Closes April 20.

Office Support Specialist OS2 – Printing and Mailing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Office Specialist 2. The Office Support Specialist supports P&M’s express shipping and vendor invoice processing, along with postage processing. The OSS also provides data entry support and general office support for the department. This position reports to the Associate Director of P&M.  Posting # 0014355. Closes April 20.

Accounting Technician – The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Accounting Technician. Posting # 0014385. Closes April 20.

Office Specialist 2 – The Extension Service Wheeler County Office is seeking to fill one part-time, 0.60 FTE, Office Specialist 2 position in Fossil, OR. Posting# 0014312. Closes April 21.

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.

Medical Aide – Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine’s Teaching Hospital is seeking a full-time Medical Aide position. Required qualifications include six months providing support in a health care facility.  Posting #0014259.  Closes April 23.

Administrative Program Specialist – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE) Administrative Program Specialist position in Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs at OSU. Posting #0014461. Closes April 24.

Faculty Research Assistant – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a part-time (0.49 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant for the vegetable cropping systems program. Posting #0014468. Closes April 24.

Office Specialist 2 – The College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0014395.  Closes April 25.

Education Program Assistant 2 – The Extension Service Wasco County Office is seeking to fill one part-time, 0.80 FTE, Education Program Assistant 2 position in The Dalles, OR. Posting# 0014416. Closes April 27.

Contract Officer – Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs is seeking a Contract Officer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0014492. For full consideration apply by April 28; closes May 30.

Purchasing Analyst 3 – Capital Projects Contact Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Purchasing Analyst 3 position. Posting #0014326. Closes April 29.

Faculty Research Assistant – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant for the hazelnut breeding and genetics program. Posting #0014478. Closes April 29.

Farm/Ranch Supervisor – Full-time, fixed term position, with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Duties include performing and coordinating farm or ranch operations while supervising staff that perform similar daily support functions. Salary is competitive. Posting #0014322. Questions can be directed to Keri Fisher at keri.fisher@oregonstate.edu. Closes on April 30.

Director of Web and Mobile Services – Information Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Director of Web and Mobile Services position. Posting # 0014498. Closes May 1.

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.

Locksmith – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Locksmith position.  Posting #0014503. Closes May 3.

Instrument Technician 3 – Mechanical –  The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (MBI), an OSU research and commercialization facility located on the Corvallis Hewlett Packard campus, is recruiting for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Instrument Technician 3 – Mechanical.  Posting # 0014439. Closes May 3.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Director for Violence Prevention, Posting #0014472. Closes May 8.

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.

Assistant ProfessorViticulturist Oregon State University’s  Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor located in Central Point, OR. Posting # 0014286. Closes June 20.

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: “People like to tear you down. People are always going to take shots. You’ve just got to go for it.” ~ Joan Jett. Sunny today, high of 73, low of 40. Sunny and warm all weekend and into next week.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 69, low of 32. Sunny all weekend with highs in the upper 60s.

Newport: Clouds decreasing with sun by the afternoon, high of 59, low of 43. Sunny this weekend with highs in the low 60s.

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

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