OSU Today

Thursday, July 2, 2009

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.

The Denmark Project (OPB)
Geoscientist Peter Ruggiero of Oregon State University contributed to this piece on climate change. Philip Mote of the new Oregon Institute of Climate Change Research is also featured.

Ag Center celebrates 100 years (East Oregonian)
The evolution of the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center in the last 100 years was so fantastic that when researchers speculate on the next century, they think science fiction.

Despite recession, lawmakers hike taxes (KTVZ)

Last minute legislative actions mean cuts to higher education. OSU Cascades’ campus featured.

Phantom fax just one obstacle to planning Oregon’s water future (Oregonian)
House Bill 3369 sounded the alarm about Oregon’s future water supplies. It was passed by the House 43-16 on June 26 and by the Senate 20-9 on June 29 as the legislative session wound up, and was sent to Gov. Ted Kulongoski. The legislation “indicates that Oregon means business when it comes to water,” said Todd Jarvis, an Oregon State University professor and water expert.

Ban on field burning forces farmer to innovate (KVAL)
OSU Extension agronomist Mark Mellbye talks about innovation in the face of a field burn ban.

Sports made G-T news for 100 years (Gazette-Times)

Over the course of the past 100 years, Oregon State University has provided numerous big stories for the Gazette-Times to cover.

Upcoming Events

NEW! OSU Today will not publish Friday, July 3. We will return Monday, July 6.

The OSU Summer Blood Drive takes place July 14-16, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and July 17, 9:3 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event takes place inside the Red Cross Bloodmobile, which will be parked on Jefferson Way by the OSU Book Store. Sign up at givelife.org (sponsor code OSU) or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE

An OSU sound permit has been issued for the Corvallis Knights Fireworks Nights, which take place July 3 and Aug. 8, 9:45 to 10:30 p.m., at Goss Stadium.

For more current and upcoming events, go to http://oregonstate.edu/events/

News for Employees

INTO Oregon State University will be hosting two groups of teachers from around the world for a two week program through the U.S. State Department.  We are in urgent need of people to host one or two teachers for dinner on July 23, with a 5 p.m. pick-up at The Gem residence hall on Monroe Street and Kings Boulevard. We also need dinner hosts for a second group of teachers on Aug. 6, with a 5 p.m. pick-up from The Gem residence hall. If you would like to host one or two teachers for dinner on either or both dates, please email Candy Pierson-Charlton — candace.pierson-charlton@orst.edu or call her at 541-737-6981.

INTO Oregon State University will be hosting two groups of teachers from around the world for a two-week program through the U.S. State Department. We are in urgent need of people to serve as conversation partners for our first group of teachers. Conversation partners will meet with two teachers from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 21 and July 28. We also need conversation partners for our second group of teachers. Conversation partners will meet with two teachers from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 4 and Aug. 11. If you would like to be a conversation partner please email Candy Pierson-Charlton — candace.pierson-charlton@orst.edu or call her at 541-737-6981.

Office Specialist 2, supporting International Degree and Education Abroad within International Programs. Part time. Duties include: maintaining student participation lists and database of education abroad participants; entering student budget and enrollment information into Banner; and enrolling students in OUS study abroad insurance. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting number 0004387.  Closing date July 13.

Project and Business Analyst – Student Finance, Office of Business Affairs, full time, $42,000-52,000 plus benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing Date: 07/7/09. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Administrative Program Assistant, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology. Full time.  This recruitment has been approved by the Provost, as an internal search. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting number 0004384.  Closing date: July 12.

International Student Advisor & SEVIS Coordinator. Full time, 12-month fixed term professional faculty appointment. For detailed description of duties, and to apply, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/, posting number 0004362. Closing date: July 17.

Fiscal Coordinator 2, Limited Duration (4+ months) – College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, F/T. To review posting (0004376) and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.  Closing date is July 6.

Traffic and Maintenance

Gilbert Hall: Due to repairs to the building water system, all industrial cold water services to Gilbert Hall will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect all rooms, on all floors. The shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. July 8 and services should be restored by 5 p.m.

Goss Stadium/Benton Place: Due to the Corvallis Knights fireworks show, the parking lot east of Goss Stadium and on-street parking along Benton Place will be temporarily shutdown.  This affects the entire parking lot south of Snell Hall and the south parking spaces along Benton Place (east of Goss Stadium and west of the heat plant and McAlexander Field House).  All vehicles should be removed from these spaces by 5 p.m. on July 3. The parking areas should be reopened by noon July 5.

Moreland Hall parking lot: Due to geo tech work, the Moreland parking lot will be temporarily shutdown. This is the parking lot on 26th Street, south of the Native American Longhouse and Moreland Hall. All parking spaces will be affected between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 6.

Weather

Keep the water bottle handy, it’s gonna be hot today. Temperatures will rise to near 95, and the weekend looks like a scorcher. There’s a heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m. Friday. Try to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and check on vulnerable relatives and neighbors to make sure they’re doing ok.

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