OSU Today

Aug. 10-14, 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.

When researchers state goals for clinical trials in advance, success rates plunge (Chronicle of Higher Education)

The findings were published on Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE by Mr. Kaplan and Veronica L. Irvin, an assistant professor of public health and human sciences at Oregon State University. They began their project in 2012, when both worked at the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. (see also Washington Post, Oregonian)

Everything must go: OSU’s surplus seller (Gazette-Times)

Rae DeLay had a problem. A problem in the form of half a pallet of new-in-the-box jockstraps from the 1980s. As the materials manager for Oregon State University, DeLay is the person in charge of selling off its surplus property. (see also Register-Guard)

Hatfield Marine Science Center celebrates 50 years (Oregonian)

A half-century 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 Register-GuardOregon Coast TodayGazette-Times, Angsaweb)

About 200 whales cut migration short to live off Oregon Coast (KPIC)

Scientists don’t know as much as they’d like about our ocean-dwelling neighbors, thus a team of researchers from Oregon State University, led by master’s student Florence van Tulder, aims to learn more. (see also KMTRLincoln City News-Guard)

Nepal’s quake may have primed the area for another bit one (Wired)

But small earthquakes can’t release all that energy. “You can’t have enough small earthquakes to take up all the stress of a major plate boundary,” says Anne Trehu, a seismologist at Oregon State University. It would take a million magnitude-3 earthquakes to release the energy in a single magnitude-7.

Is sunscreen from snorkers killing coral reefs? (Vice Magazine)

So, should we bother with biodegradable sunblock? Baker says it can’t hurt, as long as people are taking the time to think about the bigger impacts humans are having on coral reefs. Rebecca Vega Thurber, a microbiologist at Oregon State University who studies coral diseases, agreed. “The field has shown that habitat destruction, overfishing, and nutrient pollution—not to mention climate change—are likely much more important than single source inputs like sunscreens from tourists,” Vega Thurber told me via email. “Clearly anything we can do to reduce the input of foreign substances in the ocean is probably a good thing, but we should pick our battles based on clear data and the efficacy of the mitigation.”

Salem carousel signs latest recruit, Benny Beaver (Statesman Journal)

The carousel has signed a trademark license agreement with Oregon State to use the Benny the Beaver mascot character as a figure on the popular attraction. The agreement is almost identical to the one signed nine months ago with the University of Oregon for use of the Duck mascot character.

UO, OSU join forces to produce Web app that brings Oregon history alive (Register-Guard)

“People’s connection to history is often through the built environment,” said UO librarian Ed Teague, who launched the underlying collection of 22,000 photographs with documentation. The in-the-field tool, buildingoregon.org, is a collaboration of the Civil War rivals between the University of Oregon and Oregon State University.

Bend company exhibits at White House (Bend Bulletin)

The company was founded in 2013 as a spinoff of research being done at Oregon State University-Cascades. Since then, Onboard Dynamics has worked with OSU-Cascades to secure grant funding, according to Marla Hacker, dean of academic programs at the university. (see also Cascade Business News)

Parents of 13-year-old killed in car crash share powerful message about distracted driving (Yahoo Parenting)

And while most people think distracted driving involves a cell phone —  a driver texting, calling, even searching for music on a phone — distractions include “any secondary task that isn’t related to the guidance of the vehicle and takes your focus away from the roadway,” says David Hurwitz, a professor in the school of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, whose work focuses on preventing and reducing crashes that occur in the built environment.

Salmon struggle to survive amid drought (VegNews)

“There’s no question in my mind if you have a serious drought, thousands and thousands of salmon will die,” Robert Lackey, professor of fisheries at Oregon State University at Corvallis, said. “As the climate warms, whether it’s human-caused or natural, a lot of salmon in the southern range will die off.”

PSU trims planned tuition increase, thanks to Legislature (Oregonian)

Clark said Oregon State will use its share of the additional state appropriation to boost financial aid and hire more faculty members, academic advisers and student counselors.

Do you smell? 4 surprising sources of body odor (Intelligence For Your Life)

Then you may smell because you went on a no carb diet. But without carbs, you’ll start to smell like sour fruit or nail polish. That’s because your body has gone into a fat-burning state called ketosis. So add back in carbs like spinach and broccoli. They’re packed with chlorophyll, which is what makes plants green. An Oregon State University study found that the chlorophyll acts as an internal body deodorant.

Ready for a new beat (Gazette-Times)

More than three years ago the city of Corvallis and Oregon State University signed an intergovernmental agreement to collaborate on livability issues in the neighborhoods affected by OSU’s enrollment growth.

OSU fills top EECS post (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University has hired V. John Mathews as the head of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, filling a position that has been vacant since the controversial ouster of Terri Fiez nearly a year and a half ago.

Beyond Rand Paul’s foreign policy opportunity (Huffington Post)

A piece by OSU’s Christopher McKnight Nichols.

9 college courses that will have you geeking out and rethinking your major (Huffington Post)

7. Farside Entomology – Oregon State University.  Gary Larson’s “The Far Side” cartoons are full of personified animals and insects. OSU professor Michael Burgett uses the humor of Larson’s illustrations to teach his students about the complex nature of insects and their importance to human life. Burgett has been teaching the course for 30 years and often puts the role of teachingin the hands of the students; teams present “their entomological and humanistic interpretation of an entomological cartoon” each week.

What they won’t do for love: ‘Midsummer NIght’s Dream’ opens (Gazette-Times)

Here’s one of the first lessons you learn when you start directing Oregon State University’s Bard in the Quad productions, set against the imposing backdrop of the Memorial Union: “It’s a mistake to work against the architecture,” said Elizabeth Helman, who’s directing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” this year’s Bard in the Quad production. It is the 10th Bard in the Quad production since the series began with “Romeo and Juliet,” in 2006.

Benny Beaver invites you to Family Fun Day (OSU Beavers)

Oregon State Head Football Coach Gary Andersen welcomes all of Beaver Nation to Reser Stadium Saturday., Aug. 22 for Family Fun Day.

Council passes Parking District C expansion (Gazette-Times)

Supporters of the plan cited the challenges of parking in the neighborhood, which faces parking pressure from Oregon State University on the west and the downtown area to the east.

Pine beetles don’t increase risk of wildfires, says new study (The Province)

Forests damaged by the ravenous mountain pine beetle are no more susceptible to wildfires than forests that have not been affected by the insect, according to a recent study from Oregon State University.

Heat wears on wheat (Argus Observer)

In some areas, the rain delayed harvest four or five days, said Bill Buhrig, Oregon State University Extension crops agent.

OSU racing team wins big in Germany (Gazette-Times)

A student organization sponsored by the Oregon State University College of Engineering won the top place in a formula car design and racing event in Germany on Sunday.

Little creature, HUGE footprint (Forests News)

Three years ago when J. Boone Kaufman, an ecologist from Oregon State University and an associate of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), released a paper that calculated the enormous impact mangrove shrimp farming has on the environment, he decided to personalize the research.

OSU specialist mentors small farmers (Capital Press)

The way Lauren Gwin sees it, helping small farmers and processors thrive is right in Oregon State University’s sweet spot as a land-grant university. It’s all about collaboration, sharing information and wading through the regulatory thicket.

Kindling a spark in Crook County youth (Central Oregonian)

Lindsay Walker participated in 4-H as a child and believes the experience is still helping her as an adult. “It gave me leadership skills,” she said. “It helped me grow up.” With that background, it’s not surprising that Walker moved to Prineville from her Oracle, Ariz., home in June to become Crook County’s 4-H leader and an Oregon State University extension agent.

Minority winemakers few, but growing (Newberg Graphic)

Sleet, who works in the cellar at Argyle, graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in viticulture and enology. In the future, Faustin said, Sleet hopes to start his own label and have his own line. Part of Sleet’s story plays into the whole concept behind the film.

Warm weather continued in July (Democrat-Herald)

Workers at the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University are dealing with this summer’s scorching temperatures and sweaty, miserable conditions with a bit of dark humor — they have a betting pool on how many days the mid-Willamette Valley will top 90 degrees this year.

BLM bat study aims to find roots (KVAL)

“The main thing is to identify their roosts,” said Anthony, who is leading the research as part of his master graduate studies with Oregon State University in Corvallis. Figuring out where the bats go during the day will fill in gaps in knowledge about what habitats are most important for the flying mammals.

Mega-earthquake likely to hit US northwest in next 50 years (Science 2.0)

“What we’ve found is that Cascadia isn’t one big subduction zone when it comes to major earthquakes,” said Oregon State University marine geologist Chris Goldfinger. “It actually has several segments – at least four – and the earthquake activity is different depending on where a quake originates

Warm ‘blob’ off northwest coast wreaks havoc on marine life (Wisconsin Gazette)

Peterson, who teaches oceanography at Oregon State University, said they’re beautiful but they’re causing problems for predators. The tropical plankton are not as fatty as the native plankton, and predators are passing on them. Meanwhile, the native, cold-water plankton started breeding late this year and their population has dropped below normal.

Beekeepers try to keep bees, and their livelihoods, from going extinct (Daily Republic)

“People ask me, ‘The bees are going to be extinct soon?’ ” said Ramesh Sagili, principal investigator at the Oregon State University Honey Bee Lab. “I’m not worried about bees being extinct here. I’m worried about beekeepers being extinct.”

More spiders making their way indoors (KBND)

Central Oregonians are noticing more spiders in their homes right now, and the Oregon State University Extension Office in Crook County says more people are bringing in the creepy crawlers for identification, concerned they are dangerous.

Monday

NEW! Oregon timber history lecture: David Benac, resident scholar at OSU’s Valley Library and history professor at Western Michigan University, will present a talk on Aug. 10 called, “Log Rolling, Ax Throwing and the Owl: The Heritage Legacy of the Timber Industry in Oregon.” His 2 p.m. talk is in the Willamette East room on the Valley Library’s third floor.

Tuesday

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.

NEW! SEIU Rally: Please join your co-workers and rally for a good contract on Tuesday, Aug. 11, noon. The event will be held on what is referred to as Lower Campus, which is located on the corner of Jefferson St & 15th St. It’s the grass area kitty-corner from Kerr and across the street from Furman Hall. Catering is being done by A Taste of Aloha, so bring a friend and join us in our march to Kerr Administration.

Wednesday

NEW! The Methods and Philosophy of Peace Studies: Join OSU Peace Studies Director Joseph Orosco for a workshop on the methods, content, and philosophy of teaching peace. Memorial Union, Council Room. Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

NEW! Gaming in the Classroom:  Join World Peace Game Inventor John Hunter and other University and K-12 teachers for a workshop on innovative ways to use games as tools in the classroom.  Memorial Union, Council Room. Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

NEW! World Peace and other Fourth-Grade Achievements.   There will be a free showing of the documentary film World Peace and other Fourth-Grade Achievements including a brief Q&A with World Peace Game Inventor John Hunter after the film.  MU 206/Asian Pacific Room.  Wednesday, Aug. 12 from noon – 1:30 p.m.

NEW! OSUsed Store Sales this week: The store is open two times this week: our weekly Wednesday sale from noon to 3 p.m. and our monthly Saturday sale at 9 a.m. to noon at 644 SW 13th St. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Thursday

NEW! Bard in the Quad: OSU will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the popular Bard in the Quad program with a production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream. ” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. each night from  Aug. 13-16 in the Memorial Union Quad. Attendees are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs and/or blankets, warm clothing and even a picnic dinner if desired. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for OSU students. Purchase tickets at bardinthequad.org or call the OSU Theatre box office, 541-737-2784.

Saturday

NEW! OSUsed Store Sales this week: The store is open two times this week: our weekly Wednesday sale from noon to 3 p.m. and our monthly Saturday sale at 9 a.m. to noon at 644 SW 13th St. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Eco-Informatics Summer Institute REU Research Presentations: The Eco-Informatics Summer Institute summer REU program is pleased to invite the public to attend the final research presentations on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 1 – 4 p.m. in KEC 1001.  As a part of this REU program, students with backgrounds in mathematics, computer sciences, ecology, and more have conducted interdisciplinary and team-driven research projects.

NEW! Retirement Reception for Ron Adams: President Edward J. Ray invites you to a Reception to honor and thank Ron Adams for his service to OSU. The reception is on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge.  After making important contributions to the OSU community through his roles as the Interim Vice President for Research, Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Engineering, Ron will retire from OSU on August 31. For more information, contact events@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Save the Date for University Day 2015: Join in the celebration at University Day 2015 from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 at the LaSells Stewart Center, the CH2M HILL Alumni Center and on 26th Street. Listen to keynote speaker Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Gallup Education, meet friends and colleagues for the free lunch on 26th Street and learn more about OSU resources and other campus departments at the Expo. For the complete schedule and to register a booth, visit oregonstate.edu/events/universityday/schedule. For more information, contact events@oregonstate.edu.

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! MS Defense Seminar: Allexander McDaniel, MS candidate in Biological & Ecological Engineering, will defend his thesis: “Evaluating the Sustainability of an Advanced Biofuel Using Attributional and Consequential Life Cycle Assessments” The presentation is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Valley Library, room 1420.

NEW! Search Advocate Workshop Series: Spaces are still available in the Aug. 19 and 21 Search Advocate half-day Workshop Series. Registration closes on Aug. 12, so sign up now on the OSU Professional Development website: thttp://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=39 .  This series prepares participants to work with search committees to enhance validity, fairness, and diversity in the search process. In 2015-16, workshops in Corvallis will be held just once a term, with the next series scheduled Oct. 19 and 21 (8-1 both days).  Questions?  Contact Anne Gillies anne.gillies@oregonstate.edu OR 541-737-0865.

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

Beaver Community Fair Registration Open – This fall’s program will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, – the first day of classes.  Registration will be open through Friday, Sept. 11.  Event information as well as a link to register can be found online at http://sli.oregonstate.edu/bcf.  Questions?  Contact dante.holloway@oregonstate.edu.

Registration is open for Social Media, Mobile, and Reputation Management Strategies: Gain insight to manage your brand’s reputation through social media and mobile devices. The fourth course in the Digital Brand Management Certificate begins Aug. 24. Those who complete the certificate program will receive a digital badge. Learn more at pace.oregonstate.edu/SocialMedia.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Office Specialist 2- The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Office Specialist 2 position.  Posting #0015601.  Closes Aug. 13.

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.

Admin Program Specialist – The OSU Extension Services Administration invites applications for a part-time (.80 FTE), Admin Program Specialist position. Posting #0015545. Closes Aug. 16.

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 Department of Public Safety at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking a Patrol Sergeant.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, professional faculty position. Posting #0015630. Closes Aug. 20.

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. 21.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Office Specialist.  The Office Specialist will serve as a Lab Assistant/Technician in the Learning Center and acts as a first point of contact for students and visitors of the Learning Center at INTO OSU. This is a general administrative and customer service position designed to provide a high level of support and assistance to students and other customers of the Learning Center. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=18365622 Apply by Aug. 23.

Accountant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University. Posting #0015654. Closes Aug 24.

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.

Office Specialist 1 – The Tillamook County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time (.62 FTE), Office Specialist 1 position. Posting #0015577. Closes Sept 9.

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.

Director – The Food Innovation Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Director.  Posting #0015613.  This position is located in Portland.  Full consideration closes Oct. 15.

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.

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.

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.

Weather

Corvallis: Bring back the friendship of the sun; The gilded evenings, calm and late, When merry children homeward run, And peeping stars bid lovers wait.” ~ William Allingham. Partly sunny with a slight chance of thunderstorms through the week, highs in the mid 80s, lows in the 50s.

Central Oregon: Chance of thunderstorms all week, with highs ranging from the upper 70s to mid 80s, lows in the 50s.

Newport: Slight chance of showers all week, highs in the mid 60s with 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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