OSU Today

Aug. 3-7, 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.

College kids healthy eaters? Harvesting OSU’s organic gardens (Oregonian)

Check out the newest organic fruit and vegetable garden planted on the Oregon State University in Corvallis. It was intentionally placed so students wandering paths in the central campus could see what’s for dinner. (see also Food Management)

Hatfield Marine Science Center celebrates 50 years (Statesman Journal)

Fifty years ago this summer, Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center opened its doors as a fledgling research and education facility envisioned to help the depressed central Oregon Coast economy revive. (see also Courier-Journal, Beach Connection, Newport News-Times)

As salmon vanish in the dry Pacific Northwest, so does Native heritage (Washington Post)

Robert Lackey, professor of fisheries at Oregon State University, said the decline of Northwest salmon populations is following a familiar pattern. When humans develop and thrive in an area, salmon largely disappear. That’s what happened in Europe and along the eastern coast of the United States.

OSU-Cascades debuts hospitality management program (Bend Bulletin)

For all the growth that Oregon’s leisure and hospitality industry has seen in recent years, tourism leaders have focused on what the state lacks: a four-year hospitality degree that could retain Oregon students interested in the industry. But in September, Oregon State University-Cascades will help fill that gap when it debuts its hospitality management program in Bend.

Oregon is one small step closer to earthquake early warning system (Register-Guard)

A public forum on the “The Really Big One” will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 6 at Straub Hall on the UO campus. Speakers: Doug Toomey, Amanda Thomas and Ray Weldon of the UO’s Department of Geological Sciences; Chris Goldfinger, a professor in Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; and Josh Bruce of the UO-based Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience.

Chris Anderson, Oregon State University professor and Catholic deacon, talks poetry (Oregonian)

Chris Anderson is an English professor at Oregon State University, where he has taught since 1986. He holds a PhD from the University of Washington, and is the author or coauthor of 14 books. His second book of poetry, “The Next Thing Always Belongs,” was published in 2011 by Airlie Press, a writers’ collective in the Willamette Valley. An earlier book of his essays was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

Helping monarch butterflies: Five key points about local pollinators (Oregonian)

For more background and perspective on the role individuals can play in saving pollinators, we talked to Gail Langellotto, an associate professor of horticulture at Oregon State University.

OSU’s marijuana expert sounds off on new world of legalization (Gazette-Times)

Crawford, 34, a sociology instructor at OSU, has become a go-to guy on pot, particularly the economics of pot and particularly pot in Oregon. Crawford has testified before the Legislature, spoken before the Corvallis City Club on the issue, and is quite happy to share his conclusions. You just have to be able to write fast.

Organic farm diversifies market channels (Capital Press)

While the farm’s name and philosophy is reminiscent of “late ’70s hippies,” the company actually operates like a sophisticated machine, said Larry Lev, an agricultural economist at Oregon State University.

With increased video use comes greater copyright concerns for higher ed (Education DIVE)

Raul Burriel, an information technology consultant at Oregon State University, calls it a question of education. “It is better to be informed and do things properly in the first place, but most people simply go on with the attitude that it’s better to ask forgiveness than it is to ask permission,” Burriel said.

Organic gardens transform OSU landscape, provide local food source (University Business)

A new organic fruit and vegetable garden planted next to a residence hall at Oregon State University is part of a shifting philosophy by housing and dining landscapers. The Food Forest, which was first created this spring next to Callahan Hall on the east side of the Corvallis campus, provides food, shade and color, as well as boundless educational opportunities.

Investors attracted to westside Bend due to OSU-Cascades (My Central Oregon)

Raimondi and his clients concluded that if OSU-Cascades went forward with its plan to develop a four-year university campus on the west side of town, then 1000 SW Emkay and its surrounding properties would see a major uptick in office demand.

Opposition to OSU-Cascades looks beyond lawsuit (Bend Bulletin)

Marie Matthews, a co-founder of Truth in Site, and Tracy Pfiffner, another member, concede the lawsuit isn’t likely to block the campus, though they argue there are other ways to stop the project, which is set to open in fall 2016.

Hillsboro hotel boom would would double city’s rooms, but can the market handle it? (Oregonian)

Todd Montgomery, an executive-in-residence in the hospitality management program at Oregon State University’s Cascades campus, said hotel construction “tends to ride behind the economy a little bit.” Since the end of 2012, the industry has undergone “massive expansion,” he said, with hotel companies “taking advantage of these low interest rates and cheap money.”

OSU reshapes athletic dept. (Register-Guard)

Zack Lassiter has been appointed deputy athletic director for external operations at Oregon State, incoming Vice President and Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury announced Monday. Stansbury promoted Marianne Vydra to deputy athletic director for administration and Mark Massari assumes a new role as deputy athletic director for capital projects and internal operations.

Oregon State welcomes new head of Civil and Construction Engineering (World Cement)

Jason Weiss, a researcher involved in the development of more durable and sustainable concrete, has been appointed as head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. (see also Gazette-TimesFor Construction Pros)

Business analytics workshop offered by OSU sheds light on important business practices (Oregon Business)

Oregon- Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) and the College of Business at Oregon State University is offering “Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage”, a two-day intensive workshop.

Natural product helps prevent cherry cracking (Growing Produce)

“I have seen where growers have gone the day before they were planning to pick and it would rain. Their crop was totally destroyed or at least partially destroyed,” says Lynn Long, Oregon State University (OSU) Extension educator.

Ranchers, researchers test European dog breeds against wolves (Bend Bulletin)

The dogs arrive as puppies and are soon exposed to the livestock they’ll be protecting, said Randy Mills, livestock agent for the Oregon State University Extension Service in Pendleton.

How to critique a colleague (Global Post)

Phrase your criticism in a constructive manner, focusing on questions or suggestions for improvement instead of problems. Gregg Walker of Oregon State University’s Department of Speech and Communication recommends that you stay positive by focusing on issues in the present instead of the past, critiquing the person’s specific actions and avoiding vague or personal criticisms, and inviting collaborative problem-solving.

Interfaith voices: Finding the ‘right relations’ with Earth (Gazette-Times)

A piece by The Rev. Jill McAllister, senior minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis and an adjunct faculty member in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion at Oregon State University, teaching comparative religion.

Rethinking gardens in a time of drought (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Severe drought is parching large sections of America, but that doesn’t mean giving up on gardening. Plants can be coaxed through the hot summer months despite severe water restrictions. “Looking ahead, we expect dry or erratic conditions for plants,” said Weston Miller, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension. “Planning landscapes now for minimal watering is the smart way to go.”

Hop breeder’s home-growing tips (Oregonian)

With craft beer and home brewing becoming more popular, interest in growing hops is fermenting among home gardeners. Oregon State University’s hops breeder Shaun Townsend said he regularly fields questions from the public about growing hops.

New studies examine Oregon coastal flood hazards (Tillamook Headlight Herald)

The work included mapping the geomorphology of the coast, assessing recent and historical patterns of coastal change, field measurements of beaches and bluffs, and new bathymetric surveys of the surf. Oregon State University investigator Peter Ruggiero, a key technical partner, led the wave modeling and the bathymetric surveying campaigns.

Hands on with the forces of nature (Herald & News)

“Fire is neither good, nor bad,” said Daniel Leavell, forestry agent from the Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center, who has worked in the woods for 50 years. “It’s totally an act of nature. It’s a force of nature just like lightning and hurricanes and everything else. There’s nothing evil about it, there’s nothing good about it. It’s just what it is. It’s a force.”

US $29.7 million funding for new forest science center (Friday Off Cuts)

The state Legislature has approved US$29.7 million in state bonding to help fund the Oregon Forest Science Complex at Oregon State University. The project aims to boost economic growth and create jobs while also supporting development of environmentally friendly wood construction, OSU officials said.

Monday

Dry farming: The OSU Extension Small Farms Program is hosting Dry Farming Field Day Aug. 3, 4-7 p.m., at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture (844 SW 35th St. Corvallis, OR). Come tour three 10’ x 100’ plots that have been established to demonstrate dry farming management practices in several crops including dry beans, tomatoes, potatoes, squash and melon. This is a drop-in event. Amy Garrett with OSU Extension will be there to talk about dry farming and have tasting tables set up that will include dry farmed and irrigated tomatoes. Please RSVP if you plan to attend by visiting: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/dry-farming-demonstration.  For more information, 541-766-3556.

Tuesday

NEW! U. S. Coast Guard 225 years: The OSU Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps will host the birthday celebration beginning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4 on the Naval ROTC Armory quarterdeck.  All are welcome to join the Beaver Battalion as we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the founding of the United States Coast Guard.

Weight Watchers Information: A 13 week series of WW begins Aug. 11.  WW Open House meetings will be held Tuesday Aug. 4 at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Moore Family Center, Milam Hall 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, 541-737-3106.

Wednesday

NEW! 3D Printing & Scanning and Intro to Data Management: Satisfy your curiosity about 3D Printing & 3D Scanning Aug. 5,  and then learn to manage the data associated with your research projects with Intro to Data Management Aug. 6. Registration is encouraged but not required:  http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

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.

NEW! MS Defense Seminar: Giova Mosquera, MS candidate in Water Resources Science, will defend his thesis: “A combined hydrometric and isotopic approach to evaluate the Origin and Age of Water in a High-Elevation Tropical Ecosystem” The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. in Burt Hall, Room 193.

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.

Thursday

NEW! Nuclear exhibit opens at OSU Library: An exhibit showcasing the many facets of the Atomic Age opens on August 6 at the Valley Library. An opening reception will take place at 4 p.m. on Aug. 6, and the public is invited. The exhibit is called “The Nuclear Age: Seventy Years of Peril and Hope.” More info is available at library.oregonstate.edu.

Friday

NEW! MS Defense Seminar: Lauren Smitherman, MS candidate in Water Resources Policy and Management, will defend her thesis: “Forensic Hydrogeography: Assessing Groundwater Arsenic Concentrations and Testing Methods within the Harney Basin, Oregon.” The presentation is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m., in Burt Hall, Room 193.

Hatfield anniversary: OSU and the Hatfield Marine Science Center will commemorate the center’s 50th anniversary with a celebration and reception on Friday, Aug. 7, at the center. The public is invited. It begins at 4:30 p.m. just outside the Hatfield Marine Science Center. The celebration will feature speakers, displays, a historical slide show, and a video featuring faculty, student and community perspectives on the center’s future plans. A reception will follow from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Earlier in the day, a special presentation by Rick Spinrad, chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be held in the Visitor Center Auditorium. His talk, “How Oceanography Saved the World,” beginning at 3 p.m., is part of the 50th Anniversary Alumni Speaker Series. For more information: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/50th.

Upcoming Events

Roads Scholar Engagement Tour: Participants are being sought to participate in a two-day tour Sept. 15-16, sponsored by the University Division of Outreach and Engagement. This year’s free tour focuses on the Marine Studies Initiative, coast programming and the Confederate Tribes of the Siletz. Space is limited to 40 participants with priority for faculty with three years or less at OSU. Participants are asked to join a pre-session reception on Sept, 14, 3-6 p.m. For more information and to register, http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/engagement-academy/roads-scholar-tour

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Explore Trends and Opportunities for Mobile Marketing: The incredible growth in use of the mobile web is changing everything. Discover how mobile engagement impacts brand loyalty and purchasing behavior of consumers. Join SEO/SEM Online Marketing Manager for Jive Software, Rachel Freeman, in a free webinar hosted by Professional and Continuing Education on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. Register now!

Business Analytics Two-Day Workshop in Portland: Are you a management, marketing or finance pro? You’ll profit from OSU’s new Business Analytics workshop in Portland, which takes place Aug. 22-23: OSU College of Business of faculty share cutting-edge strategy based on predictive analytics. OSU Alumni Members save 15% on this and other Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) courses! Learn more.

Diet and Optimum Health Conference:  The Linus Pauling Institute invites you to attend the eighth biennial conference on “Diet and Optimum Health” to be held Sept. 9-12, at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  The conference will emphasize dietary and lifestyle approaches to improving human health and preventing or treating disease.  Special registration rates are available for OSU faculty ($250) and students ($125).  There will be a special session on Sept. 11, to honor George Bailey’s career in cancer research.  Questions?  Contact lpi@oregonstate.edu.

News for Employees

NEW! UHDS Fall 2015 Opening and Early Arrival Information: Fall 2015 Move-In will take place on Sunday, Sept. 20. OSU departments and programs that require students to arrive prior to Move-In must complete the Early Arrival Request Form by Aug. 7. Contact uhdsresconf@oregonstate.edu for more information.

NEW! Building Oregon website: A new website developed by OSU Libraries highlights the architecture of the Pacific Northwest and offers a wealth of photos and information about historically significant buildings in Oregon. Buildingoregon.org is a digital library that includes a collection of thousands of images of more than 5,000 cultural and historic properties. Building Oregon uses a map-based interface to allow people to search for buildings by location and retrieve related images and information.

Move-In Day: The Fall 2015 Move-in Day is Sunday, Sept. 20 and volunteers are needed. The deadline to sign up to volunteer is Sept. 2. To volunteer as an individual: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bmBmE3jpJP4ypP7. To volunteer as a group: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3Qo0RqoTz9gcUjr.

SAVE THE DATE: Feb. 12, 2016, State of the University Address:   Join Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray for a review of the university’s accomplishments over the last year at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Submit your recycling questions: Campus Recycling wants to hear your questions about recycling and waste reduction! If your question is selected, it will be answered in a video response in this fall’s Trash Talk online feature (to be posted weekly on their website and social media). Submit your questions at http://tiny.cc/trash-talk or via Facebook or Twitter.

News from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences: Learn how $4.6 million in grants will aid in early childhood development research, read how a CPHHS alumna earned the title of OSU 2015 Student Leader, find out why the CPHHS is sending mice into space, see if an HDFS online degree is right for you and read about an OSU-Cascades Exercise and Sport Science alumna who is working to help memory care residents and more here and in Synergies. http://bit.ly/1CSwByk

OSU Recipe to Market Online Short Course: Turn your beverage or food passions into profit with OSU’s Recipe to Market course series! Our course instructor is an industry pro who can help you profitably launch a food or beverage brand from your home kitchen – or rapidly grow and improve your existing business. Previous participants have launched successful enterprises in packaged coffee, nut butters, salsas/sauces and more! OSU Alumni Members save 15% on this and other Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) courses! Learn more about Recipe to Market: Brand and Market Planning.

UHDS Fall Move-in Promotion Opportunities for OSU-affiliated departments, student groups, and organizations: To participate, your organization must follow the procedure listed under the “Fall 2015 Move-In Promotion” heading at http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/marketing-and-promotion-uhds-halls#fall.  Please contact dave.warneking@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science: If you would like to translate your research knowledge in engineering and computer science to the K-12 teachers please consider submitting a letter of intent to the Research Office by Aug. 10.  This is a limited submission funding opportunity with awards typically in the $400,000 to $500,000 range.  Instructions on how to submit a letter of intent are here.

USDA NIFA Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program – Correction: First – as a reminder, the application deadline for the USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program is August 19, 2015.  OSU has won this award for the maximum amount in a previous round. This round the maximum is $262,500.  If you are interested in learning more about this funding opportunity or intend to apply, please contact mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu  and she will arrange a forum to meet for July 23 or 24.

Traffic and maintenance

City of Corvallis: The Portland and Western Railroad has requested closure of Circle Boulevard near the intersection with Highway 99W to replace broken rails and repair street approaches   The work is anticipated to take 2 days and is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 11 and be completed on Wednesday, Aug. 12.  The work will be done during in the day only, however Circle Boulevard will remain closed the night of Tuesday, Aug. 11.  WPRR is planning to replace broken tracks on the first day of work  and  replace the rubberized approach to the street with asphalt concrete the next day.  The detour for traffic on  east bound and west bound Circle Boulevard will be routed to Walnut Boulevard.  The project will not impact any business access on Circle Boulevard.

 Ag Life Science: As part of revisions to the exhaust system at the Ag Life Sciences Building some exhaust systems will be shutdown with work lasting approximately four weeks starting July 27- Aug. 21. With this type of work, there is a possibility that harmful fumes may enter labs. Please cease use of these fume hoods for the duration of the project. Notification will be provided when it is safe to operate them.

Johnson Hall: As part of the Johnson Hall Project, beginning July 27, through Aug. 21, 26th Street adjacent to the Johnson Hall site, will be closed from just north of the service parking spaces at Ballard Hall to the parking lot entrance just south of the Ocean Admin Building (View Map).  Also, the Kelley Engineering main entrance off of Park Terrace will be closed so the chilled water loop can be installed (View Map).  The entrance just to the west of the main entrance will remain open. The accessible ramp to Ballard will also be relocated to directly east of the east entrance.

Graf Hall: As part of the Graf Hall Remodel Project, a section of the parking lot will be closed starting July 13- Oct. 10. (View Map).

Cascade Hall: As part of the Cascade Hall INTO Renovation Project, the B Lot and ADA parking lot between Adams Hall and Cascade Hall will be shut down in order to renovate the ADA ramps and parking spots July 13-Aug. 7. Additionally, the bike path/walkway between the North side of Cascade and the Railroad tracks will be closed to bikes and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the specified time (View Map).

Johnson Hall: As part of the Johnson Hall Project, beginning July 27 through Aug. 21, 26th Street adjacent to the Johnson Hall site, will be closed from just north of the service parking spaces at Ballard Hall to the parking lot entrance just south of the Ocean Admin Building. Also, the Kelley Engineering main entrance off of Park Terrace will be closed so the chilled water loop can be installed.  The entrance just to the west of the main entrance will remain open. The accessible ramp to Ballard will also be relocated to directly east of the east entrance. Please view map for details.

Strand: As part of the Strand Hall Renovation Project, the Brick mall NW of Strand will be fenced and closed (View Map) July 6 – Aug. 17. The newly fenced area is cross-hatched in blue on the map. The concrete walkway on the west side of the paved area will be kept open (indicated in red on the map), but will be restricted, with some areas only 3’ wide.

Jobs

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

Oregon State University is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars to work with a transdisciplinary team focused on improving postsecondary STEM education through various curricular and instructional reforms leading to organizational change. The positions are funded by NSF grants from the WIDER, PRIME, and FIRE programs. To read more about the positions, their requirements, benefits, and how to apply, please see http://stem.oregonstate.edu/ad-transdisciplinary-postdocs.

The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) is seeking applicants to fill a full-time Accountant 1 position. Posting# 0015510. Closes Aug. 4.

Finance & Accounting Manager – The Health Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Finance & Accounting Manager position. Posting #0015495.  Closes Aug. 4.

Research Associate (Post-doc) – The Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station located at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (post-doc).  This position is located in Newport.  Posting # 0015313. Closes Aug. 4.

Academic Wage Appointment –Family and Community Health and Clatsop County Extension Office invite applications for a part-time (.33 FTE), Academic Wage Appointment. This position is located in Astoria, Oregon. Posting #0015505. Closes Aug. 5.

Administrative Program Assistant – The department of Biological and Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0015486. Closes Aug. 5.

Library Technician 3 – OSU Libraries & Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Library Technician 3 (Reference & Building Services Assistant) position. Posting #0015362. Closes Aug. 5.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Douglas County Extension Office ForrestryOff Campus department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0015350. Closes Aug. 5.

Executive Support Specialist 1 – The Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for one full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Executive Support Specialist 1 position. Posting #0015568.  Closes Aug. 7.

Laboratory Animal Technician 1– Lab Animal Resources at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time Laboratory Animal Technician 1 position. Posting #0015560.  Closes Aug. 7.

Management Analyst 3:  OSU Capital Planning and Development has an opening for one full-time, 1.0 FTE, Management Analyst 3. Posting # 0015539 closes Aug. 7.

Animal Attendant Large Animal Medicine.  Oregon State University’s (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a part-time Animal Attendant in our Large Animal Hospital. Posting #0015515. Closes Aug. 7.

Accountant 1 – Specialized Administrative Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0015494. Closes Aug. 7.

Grants/Contracts Technician – Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for one full-time Grants/Contracts Technician position located on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. Posting #0015430. Closes Aug. 9.

Education Program Assistant 2 – Oregon 4-H Youth Development in Portland invites internal applications for a part-time (.60 FTE), limited duration Education Program Assistant 2 position. Posting #0015534. Closes Aug. 11.

Communications Manager– The Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Communications Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the LPI director.  Posting # 0015507. For full consideration apply by Aug. 13.  Closes Aug. 24.

Office Specialist 2 – The Mollecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program invites applications for a part time (0.6 FTE), 12 month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0015548. Full consideration date is Aug. 14. Closes Aug. 21.

Interim Dean, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Interim Dean, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences position. Posting # 0015541. Closes Aug. 14.

Seed Certification Aide 1 – The Umatilla County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time (.10 FTE), Seed Certification Aide 1 position located in Hermiston, Oregon. Posting #0015447. Closes Aug. 16.

 Oregon Sea Grant is recruiting for one part-time (approx 6-8 hours per week) Equipment Systems Specialist position for the Oregon Sea Grant-run Visitor Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) for Oregon State University located in Newport. Posting #0015543. Closes Aug. 17.

Faculty Research Assistant-Electrical Engineer – The Ocean Observatories Initiative group in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0015445. Closes Aug. 18.

Faculty Research Assistant-Mooring Operations – The Ocean Observatories Initiative group in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0015439. Closes Aug. 18.

The College of Science is seeking an Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Administration. This is a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting #0015499. Full consideration date Aug. 31.

Veterinary Technician 2– College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) Veterinary Technician position in our anesthesia department. Posting #0015391. Closes Aug. 31.

Associate or Full Professor-The Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center invites applicants for an Administrator with Leadership and Program.  Posting #0015284, Closes Aug. 31.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Instructor of Forest Harvesting position. For full consideration, apply by Aug. 31. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Posting 0015403.

Department Head, Fisheries and Wildlife – College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a tenured administrator position as Department Head, Fisheries and Wildlife.  Appointment includes indefinite tenure on a 9-month basis at 1.00 FTE at the rank of associate or full professor within Fisheries and Wildlife.  Posting #0014684. Full consideration Aug. 31.  Closes Sept. 30.

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013984. Closes Dec. 31, 2015.

Finance Director – The OSU Alumni Association invites applications for a Finance Director. View position description at www.osualum.com/jobs. Apply with a cover letter and resume to osualum.com@oregonstate.edu . Open until filled.

Student Health Services invites applications for a part-time (.5 FTE) consultant, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC level II or above).  Posting http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/about-shs/jobs.  Open until filled.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: “Fairest of the months! Ripe summer’s queen The hey-day of the year With robes that gleam with sunny sheen Sweet August doth appear.” ~  R. Combe Miller. A welcome break from last week’s heat, we’ll see highs in the 80s this week and lows in the 50s. Partly to mostly sunny.

Central Oregon: Thunderstorms at the beginning of the week leading to mostly sunny skies by week’s end. Highs in the 80s, lows in the 50s.

Newport: Mostly cloudy becoming mostly sunny, highs in the mid 60s, lows in the 50s.

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

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