OSU Today

Monday, March 28, 2016

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.

Seriously, America? Study finds mere 2.7 percent of U.S. adults meet criteria for ‘healthy lifestyle’ (Washington Post)

A study conducted by Oregon State University, the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has awarded nearly every adult in the country a failing grade. The researchers used four barometers to measure whether someone’s behavior could be considered healthy. They include an appropriate balanced diet, being active, meeting the recommended criteria for body fat percentage and not smoking. (see also NY Times, Men’s Journal, Esquire)

What the man who inspire Jurassic Park’s science thinks about the future of wildlife research (PRI)

Michael Crichton, author of the book that inspired the movie, got the idea from the work of paleobiologist George Poinar Jr. In 1982, when he was a professor of invertebrate pathology at UC Berkeley, Poinar and his electron-microscopist wife published a study describing their discovery that amber could preserve intracellular structures, such as nuclei and mitochondria, in an organism trapped inside (in this case, a type of fly).

Editorial: Women rule in Pac-12 basketball (Gazette-Times)

It’s been an excellent season for mid-valley college basketball teams, but to our eyes, the most remarkable story in the batch continues to be the rise of the Oregon State University women’s hoops team.

OSU helps small animals with physical therapy program (KEZI)

In Corvallis, students at the Oregon State University Veterinary School are hard at work – making sure they find a way to relieve pain in smaller animals with physical therapy. And it all starts with a treadmill. “She loves Dave,” Gabriele Huycke said. Patient Services Coordinator, David Meyer is just one of the many physical therapists at the OSU Veterinarian School who spends his day working out with small animals – like Ruby.

Don’t flush em! Oregon’s water not tested for pharma (KLCC)

Dr. Sam Chan is a professor at Oregon State University and a watershed specialist. He has been a part of numerous studies on the impact of drugs like pain relievers and antibiotics in our water. Chan describes what happened when mood altering drugs like Prozac were present in waterways.

Possible tsunami boat removed from Oregon beach (KGW)

Dr. John Chapman, a researcher at Oregon State University, has been studying tsunami debris along Oregon’s coast for several years. ‘”It would be very strange to find a boat like that, broken like that, on this coast without being from the tsunami,” he said. (see also Daily Mail)

OSU launches humanitarian engineering program (KLCC)

Oregon State University’s College of Engineering has launched a humanitarian engineering program. The minor is one of only a few in the nation.

Ranking of world’s best agricultural colleges released (AgriMarketing)

QS, in partnership with Elsevier, has released its fourth annual ranking of the world’s best Agricultural Colleges. Indicated behind each is their prior year’s ranking. 14. Oregon State University.

UO, OSU, investigate anti-Semitic flyers sent to campus printers (Register-Guard)

University of Oregon and Oregon State University officials are investigating anti-Semitic fliers that were sent Friday to hacked printers and fax machines on those campuses and others around the country. (see also Inside Higher Ed)

Still standing tall and rooting for OSU (Democrat-Herald)

Carol Menken-Schaudt stands out in a crowd. Or, perhaps more accurately, she stands above it. The 6-foot-5 Philomath resident starred for the Oregon State University women’s basketball team for three seasons, from 1979-81, before going on to win a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics and playing professionally overseas.

New technology for the building industry being put to the test (Daily Journal of Commerce)

Hugh Mandel, owner and CEO of Corvallis-based EcoPro Polymers, has been working with Fred Kamke of Oregon State University’s Department of Wood Science and Engineering to test and develop his new glue.

Oyster research could lead to food safety strategies (Food Safety News)

Oregon State University researcher ocean ecologist George Waldbusser said it’s not so much that the acidity of the water was dissolving the shells. Rather, it was inhibiting how quickly the larvae could form the shells.

A lesson in Integrated Pest Management (Jefferson Public Radio)

Recent years have seen the rise of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an approach to pest control that does not rule out pesticides, but does not place them at the center of control either.  IPM is well known at Oregon State University’s Integrated Plant Protection Center, where Paul Jepson is the director.  He visits The Exchange with a lesson in IPM and the doings of the IPPC.

OSU names new director of Southern Oregon ag research station (Capital Press)

Richard Roseberg will take charge of Oregon State University’s ag experiment station in Central Point, and brings some unusual research interests with him.

Ray named secretary for ACE Board of Directors (LIFE@OSU)

 Oregon State University President Ed Ray has been named secretary of the Board of Directors for the American Council on Education.

Waters Digital Library being hosted by OSU (Gazette-Times)

A digital collection of archives related to water policy and environmental history in the western United States is being made available through Oregon State University’s Libraries and Press.

OSU’s $3.2 million war on potato disease (Natural Resource Report)

A leading genomicist, Dee Denver, from Oregon State University’s College of Science, is joining other scientists to find an earth-friendly approach to eliminating the crop-crunching pale cyst nematode and golden cyst nematode. The microscopic parasites burrow into the roots of potato plants, sucking out essential nutrients and reducing crop yields by up to 80 percent.

Climate changes effect distribution of plants: Study (Ecns.com)

The study led by Jennifer Cotton, once a post-doctoral researcher at University of Utah and in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, indicates that more rainfall during the growing season may have led to one of the most significant changes in the Earth’s vegetation in the distant past.

New vaccine rules set for OSU term (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University has instituted new vaccines requirements for students, beginning with Monday’s start of the spring term.

Lessons from Chavez: Justice without violence (San Diego Union-Tribune)

A piece by OSU Director of Peace Studies Joseph Orosco.

Think Out Loud news roundtable (OPB)

Christopher McKnight Nichols of OSU is a guest.

OSU’s latest crop: Bacon-flavored seaweed (KGW)

Researchers at Oregon State University think the Pacific Ocean and its coastal tide pools may harbor the next big thing in Oregon food: edible seaweed that is highly nutritious and, when cooked, has a savory flavor that some describe as tasting like bacon. (see also Statesman Journal)

Plant two times the flavor with edible flowers (The World)

“Edible flowers look great in the garden and on the plate,” said Brooke Edmunds, horticulturist for the Oregon State University Extension Service. “Some especially pretty and tasty ones are the blue blossoms of borage, classic roses and chamomile with its little, white flowers.”

Free online permaculture course at OSU: Design sustainable landscapes (Oregonian)

And as part of an effort to aid this growing movement, a free new course at Oregon State University this spring may help you learn more. “Part of permaculture is placing elements for efficient management as you move through the garden,” said Andrew Millison, a permaculture instructor in the department of horticulture at OSU. “It’s the most efficient garden system.”

OSU hires expert to fight slug menace (Capital Press)

Oregon State University has hired a new invertebrate pest scientist to help farmers fight the slug menace threatening their crops. In 2015, farmers complained that damage from the slimy mollusks has grown worse in recent years during a “slug summit” organized by OSU, prompting the university to seek additional resources to battle the problem.

Downsizing nuclear power plants can reap big benefits (Richmond. com)

A team of engineers led by Dr. Jose Reyes, a professor of nuclear engineering at Oregon State University, designed the NuScale reactor. It will be located beneath the ground at the Idaho National Laboratory to make it super-safe. The reactor also has passively safe features, so that it can be shut down safely with no operator action, no electric power, and no external water.

Professional athletes bring business to Bend (Bend Bulletin)

Dr. Brad Cardinal, professor at the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, said boredom can actually be a stimulating factor. For triathletes, training involves spending long periods of time alone, and doing repetitive motions, which can free up the mind for creative thinking.

OSU-Cascades construction on pace for fall opening (Bend Bulletin)

Construction of OSU-Cascades’ new west-side campus is on pace to allow the university to hold inaugural classes on the 10-acre site this fall. Attention has turned to the interior of the university’s 44,000-square-foot academic building, the first structure crews began building, where drywall has gone up on two floors. On the first floor, some walls have even received a coat of paint.

Quick, easy test will help determine the viability of last season’s seeds (The Columbian)

If you save seeds, you might wonder whether those from last year are still viable. A quick, easy preseason seed germination test can answer that query. Much depends on how the seeds were collected and stored, said Ross Penhallegon, an associate professor emeritus and horticulturist with the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences in Corvallis, Ore.

More than global warming afflicts endangered Shishmaref (Alaska Dispatch News)

“Fierce Climate Sacred Ground” is a brief book by Oregon State University-Cascades anthropology professor Elizabeth Marino. Based on her ethnographic studies of the people of Shishmaref, it places their plight in a broader context than just global warming. Drawn from her doctoral dissertation, written while she was a graduate student at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, it’s a somewhat academically oriented work, but one that remains accessible. It is essential reading for the heightened perspective it offers on a situation too often simplified for the purposes of those with differing political objectives.

Sharp disagreements mark path as Oregon begins wolf plan review (Blue Mountain Eagle)

Oregon State University is studying the interaction of wolves and cougars, Morgan said, and biologists have seen some cases where wolves attack coyotes. In one case, biologists noted that tracking collars showed wolves at one spot for several days. When they investigated, biologists discovered wolves had dug out a coyote den to get at pups.

Kids go high-tech in Maker club (Gazette-Times)

For adults interested in checking out the local maker scene, in April Oregon State University will be hosting The Co. — a maker fair and symposium. U.S. representative Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., will speak during the event’s symposium, which is focused on adding arts into the common educational focus on science, technology, engineering and math. The symposium will be held April 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 100.

Central Oregon coast in April (Beach Connection)

A scientific panel discussion will follow the film. Dave Mellinger and Joe Haxel of Oregon State University’s Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMRS) marine bioacoustics research will join Leigh Torres and Michelle Fournet of the Marine Mammal Institute on the panel.

BLM research center trying to fight tree disease (Statesman Journal)

The root disease is spread by water. The center sends Port-Orford seedlings to Oregon State University for infection. “They infect it in the lab with a rooting solution,” said Richard Sniezko, a geneticist who has been with the Dorena center since 1991.

Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium this week (KTVZ)

The Forest Service, Association of Fire Ecology, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State University, the Northwest Fire Science Consortium, Central Oregon Community College and the Northwest Scientific Association are hosting the Symposium.

Today

Prevention & Advocacy Coalition: Full Meeting: The OSU Prevention and Advocacy Coalition ensures strategic and coordinated campus-wide efforts related to prevention and advocacy and the broad use of evidence-informed best practices. The coalition has a goal to realize a vision of an OSU culture characterized by: (1)Respectful interactions and relationships, free of sexual assault and other forms of harassment and violence and (2) Safe and healthy attitudes, decision-making, and behaviors related to alcohol and other drugs.  March 28, from 10 a.m. – noon in Memorial Union 13: Multipurpose Room. More information: contact.coalition@oregonstate.edu

The Future of STEM Education: Preparing the Next Generation of Faculty Through the CIRTL Network:  The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning and the Graduate School are pleased to host Boston University Professor of Physics Bennett Goldberg. Goldberg will discuss the model of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and CIRTL-created MOOCs; as well as several other models of change in STEM teaching and learning in higher education, including Learning Assistants and local learning communities. Noon to 1 p.m., March 28, MU Journey Room. http://stem.oregonstate.edu/3.28.16-goldberg-ad

Learn Online Marketing from the Pros – Digital Brand Management Series Continues in March 28: Only a few spots left for the next session of our Digital Brand Management series: Building a Digital Channel Content Strategy. Learn from, and network with, Hallie Janssen of the Oregonian Media Group. This OSU-exclusive experience teaches you real-world strategies to help you gain an immediate edge! Learn more.

NEW! Integrative Biology Spring Seminar Series: Emily Howells, Postdoctoral Researcher at NYU Abu Dhabi, will give a seminar on “Evolution of thermal tolerance in corals from the world’s hottest reefs .” She will speak on March 28, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in ALS 4001.

NEW! Watch Party for Elite 8: For the first time in program history, Oregon State Women’s Basketball is in the Elite 8. An Elite 8 Watch Party in the Club Level (3rd Floor) of Reser Stadium will take place today, March 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. The game tips off at 6 p.m. on ESPN. Admission is free. Concessions will be available as well as a cash bar. OSU Athletics will also provide attendees the opportunity to win Beaver gear, paraphernalia, tickets to upcoming sporting events and more.

Distinguished Visitor Lecture in Earth Science: Jessica Tierney, Associate Professor of Geosciences at the University of Arizona will present “Pirates, famine, and El Niño: The Horn of Africa under a changing climate” Monday, March 28, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in LInC 100. Lecture followed by reception.

Upcoming events

NEW! Women Veterans Appreciation Event, sponsored by The Office of the Registrar, OSU Women’s Center, and ASOSU, includes a screening of the film Lioness. This event will take place on Tuesday, March 29 from 5 – 7 p.m., at the OSU Asian & Pacific Cultural Center and is open to all women veterans, military members, family, and friends.

NEW! OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

NEW! RecycleMania: We are in the final week of RecycleMania, an annual 8-week Civil War and national recycling competition between universities. OSU has narrowed the gap but is still trailing the Ducks. Help us compete by recycling, composting and reducing your trash! Event this week: Recycling: How Does It Rank? on Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the M.U. Quad.

NEW! Graduate Council Policy revisions: Concerns related to proposed Graduate Council Policy revisions (see GC rev 1604.docx) may be discussed with Jim Coakley, Graduate Council member, from Noon-1 p.m., on both March 30 and April 7 in 300 Austin Hall. These revisions were initially presented during the March 10 Faculty Senate meeting, and a vote on these revisions is anticipated during the April 14 Faculty Senate meeting. If you are unable to attend either session, concerns may be forwarded to Jim Coakley at jim.coakley@bus.oregonstate.edu or Vickie Nunnemaker in the Faculty Senate Office at vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! 2016 Authors Lectures: Each year OSU Faculty publish a remarkable range of literary contributions.  Join us as we celebrate the work of Wayne Harrison on Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m. and David Biespiel on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at Grass Roots Books and Music. Reception and book signing to follow. All OSU authors from the last year will be acknowledged and information regarding their literary work will be available. For more information, contact events@oregonstate.edu or visit leadership.oregonstate.edu/provost/awards-recognition/osu-authors-and-editors.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Employee workshops: New spring term employee learning workshops, presented by the Center for Training & Organizational Development, are open for registration. Workshops include Working Through Problems, Handling and Turning Around Employee Complaints, Why Training Doesn’t Work: For Frustrated Managers, Insights on Effective Strategic Planning, and Leadership in the Moment. Sessions are free to OSU employees and departments.  Click here for details and registration.

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Knudson Lecture: Richard Lenski, Michigan State University, will present “Dynamics of Phenotypic and Genomic Evolution in a 60,000-Generation Experiment with E. coli” on Wednesday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.  Reception to follow.

NEW! Climate Impacts on Fish, Wildlife, and their Habitats: Wednesdays starting March 30 through June 1, 4 – 5 p.m. Nash Hall, Room 206. For a full schedule and more information visit http://fw.oregonstate.edu/

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Knudson Lecture: Richard Lenski, Michigan State University, will present “Time Travel in Experimental Evolution” on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m., at The LaSells Stewart Center.  This is free public lecture.

NEW! University Outreach and Engagement Colloquium: Join us Tuesday, April 12, and meet interesting people doing community engagement work and hear keynote speaker Dr. Timothy K. Eatman, Publicly Engaged Scholarship in the 21st Century: Beware of Shrinking Imagination. For more information and to register, visit: outreach.oregonstate.edu/colloquium. #OSUEngage

NEW! Diversity and Inclusion: Grand Challenges for Science and Engineering: The College of Science invites you to our spring 2016 Distinguished Lecture and reception featuring Shirley Malcom from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is an international leader in improving access of girls and women to education and careers in science and engineering. Malcom will discuss “Diversity and Inclusion: Grand Challenges for Science and Engineering” April 4 at 5 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center with a reception at 4:30 p.m.

NEW! SAVE THE DATE: CCE Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by Kiewit and the Construction Education Foundation: Acclaimed historian Henry Petroski, professor of Civil Engineering and History, Duke University, will give the lecture “Infrastructure in Perspective” on April 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Reception to follow. Register at: cce.oregonstate.edu/lecture.

From Theory to Practice: Communicating Chemistry to the Public:   The Department of Chemistry and the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning welcome Cornell University Professor of Science Communication Bruce Lewenstein, who will share reflections on the new 2016 National Academies’ report entitled “Communicating Chemistry- A Framework for Sharing Science: A Practical Evidence-Based Guide”. Lewenstein will provide a broad overview of findings and recommendations, and will discuss the challenges of converting academic knowledge about science communication and informal science education into action 4-5:15 p.m., March 29, LPSC Room 125. http://stem.oregonstate.edu/3.29.16-lewenstein-ad

Research Office Monthly Seminar Series: Research Development and the Research Impacts Network Broader Impacts for Federally Funded Grant Proposals. An interactive discussion on how to best manage complexity in proposal development. We will introduce the OSU  Research Impacts Network (ORIN) which functions as a hub of information about creating broader impacts and teaching outreach innovation for your proposal. This is the third in a series of monthly seminars about OSU research presented by the Research Office. March 29, 3-4 p.m.: RSVP to: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cGCdsS219l1FXiR, or call: 541-737-0664. Corvallis campus-Linus Pauling Science Center (LPSC) 402,; HMSC Newport- Barry Fisher Room; Cascades Campus Bend- GRC 108.

News for Employees

NEW! EmpCenter Open Labs for Grad Students: beginning with the March 16 payroll, grad students will use EmpCenter to record sick leave and substitute hours worked.  Employees and supervisors affected by the changes are invited to drop by an open lab for hands on experience in EmpCenter and to get any questions answered.  Labs are scheduled for the week of March 28-April 1.   See the announcement for times and locations:  http://mytime.oregonstate.edu/announce/grad-student-open-labs

Professional faculty award: Nominations are being accepted for the Karel J.H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award. The award recognizes a professional faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership and service throughout their career both within their Department and in programs and organizations across OSU. The award also honors a legacy of providing ongoing, strategic, and progressive leadership, administrative support and service among Professional Faculty and other OSU employees. The award winner will be presented a plaque and a $1000 check at University day. Nominations due April 7. For more information: Michelle Mahana   mahanam@oregonstate.edu

STEM Academy: STEM Academy is hosting a broad range of Science & Engineering Summer Day Camps for students entering 3rd – 12th grades in the Fall of 2016. Topics include: Computing, Biochemistry, Engineering, Lego Robotics, Forestry, 3D Printing, Bioinformatics, Bioenergy, and Minecraft. For more information, or to register online, please visit http://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Scholarships available for many of our camps.

Request for Applications- Action Research Fellows: The ESTEME@OSU Project and the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning welcome applications for action research fellows. Teams or individual instructors using evidence based instructional practices in undergraduate STEM classrooms are encouraged to apply.  Selected candidates will be supported in their research design and provided $3,000 financial support. Applications are due March 29th, 2016 by close of business to Victoria.Bonebrake@oregonstate.edu. Please see http://bit.ly/arf-rfa-2016 for application instructions and more information.

Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for FRT Fall, Winter, or Spring 2016-17 release. The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/faculty-release-time. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: April 25.

Employees attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Thursday, March 24, to submit the application for employees attending other former OUS Universities during spring term. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! 35th Street: To facilitate work on a high pressure gas main along 35th Street, the utility company will require closure of several parking spaces at the South Energy Center Lot (View Map).  The work and closure is expected to take two days (March 28 – 29).

NEW! Ralph Miller Way: As part of the Valley Football Center Renovation Project, Ralph Miller Way will be closed on Monday, March 28, from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. to facilitate steel deliveries to the site. Flaggers will be provided by the contractor to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors.

Jobs

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

Job postings: Oregon State University is transitioning to a new jobs website. During the transition, there are two different locations to search job postings, depending on the date that the job was posted. If you visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs you’ll have access to both sites for your search.

NEW!  The Oregon State University Foundation has opened an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Director, Regional Programs for California.  This entry level position will devote its time to fundraising activities focused on OSU’s rated discovery prospects in the California region, and advancing OSU Foundation’s engagement strategies.  If you have experience in donor cultivation and engagement, and strong oral and written communication skills, consider applying for this position.  The OSU Foundation makes hiring decisions on the basis of merit and ability, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply at http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=5195.

NEW! Office Assistant – The Wallowa County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time (1.00 FTE), intermittent, Office Assistant position. Posting #P00126CT. Closes March 28.

Veterinary Technician:  The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on March 29  There are several full time positions available in Diagnostic Imaging and the Small Animal Hospital.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0015391 no later than midnight on March 28  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Human Resources Consultant 1 (HRC1) position. Posting # P00090UF. Closes March 28.

OSU-Cascades Human Resources Manager – OSU-Cascades is seeking an OSU-Cascades Human Resources Manager. This is a full-time 1.0FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting# P00086UF. Closes March 28.

NEW! Temporary Administrative Program Assistant-The Office of the Registrar invites applications for a part time (0.75FTE), 12 month, Temporary Administrative Program Assistant. Posting #P00137CT. Posting closes March 29.

Operating System/Network Analyst: University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) invites applicants for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Operating System/Network Analyst position. USSE supports the Banner ERP system and other business services at public universities in Oregon. Applications received by March 31 will receive full consideration. Posting# P00112CT.

Medical Lab Technologist: Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Medical Lab Technologist, Posting #P00078CT. Closes March 31.

Accountant 1 – The Arts & Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Accountant 1 position. Posting # P00032CT. Closes March 31.

NEW! Education Project Assistant – The Extension Faculty and Community Health program serving Marion County invites applications for a part-time (0.375 FTE), seasonal (April 18 – June 10; Aug 1 – Sept 9), Education Project Assistant position. Posting # P00134CT. Closes April 1.

Public Information Representative 2 (Transportation Options Coordinator) – The Transportation Services department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Transportation Options Coordinator to lead programs to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips associated with the university. Posting #P00113CT. Closes April 1.

Student position: Interested in a paid position translating from English to Chinese or Spanish? The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is hiring OSU students who have completed SPAN 455 or CHN 313 to translate the content of SSI’s official website and other marketing materials to English or Chinese. Applications due Friday, April 1. Apply NOW.

Student employment: The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is hiring for 2016-2017! SSI works to advance student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU through programming that fosters environmental, social, and economic justice. We believe educational institutions have a responsibility to model innovative tools, systems , and ways of thinking to create a more sustainable world and provide students the experiences to become leaders in their communities creating that change. Apply online at: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/main/student-sustainability-initiative-job-opportunities or in person at the Student Experience Center Information Desk. Applications due April 1.

NEW! Accountant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting # P00103CT. Closes April 3.

NEW! INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Information Technology Coordinator.   This position supports the INTO OSU IT unit in providing services to INTO OSU, OSU International Admissions, as well as external customers. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=11946&lang=en_US&source=CC2 Job posting closes on April 3.

NEW! Office Specialist 2 – The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Office Specialist 2 position in the Athletic Business Office. Posting #P00140CT. Closes April 3.

NEW! Research Associate (Post Doc) – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) to study the new invasive Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii and focus is on sustainable management practices. Posting # P00127UF. http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/22578For full consideration apply by April 4. Closes April 10.

NEW! Assistant General Counsel– The Office of the President invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Assistant General Counsel. Posting #P00143UF. Posting open until filled with full consideration date of April 15.

NEW! Coordinator-OSU Precollege Programs – Precollege Programs invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Coordinator-OSU Precollege Programs. Posting #P00141UF. Posting closes April 15.

NEW! Interim Director (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Office of the Vice President of Research is seeking an Interim Director for the Linus Pauling Institute. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President of Research. Posting# P00106UF. Closes April 15.

Assistant Director of Virtual Career Development –The Career Development Center invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Assistant Director of Virtual Career Development. Posting #P00111UF. Closes April 15.

NEW! Director of Extension and Experiment Station Communications – The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Director position. Posting # P00115UF. Closes April 17.

NEW! Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon Sea Grant and Curry County Extension Office invite applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting # P00133UF. Closes April 17.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Weed Management for Horticultural Crops. Posting # P00108UF. http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/22117 Closes April 17.

Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity – The Vice President of Research Office is seeking an Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting# P00095UF. Closes April 28.

NEW! Faculty Research Assistant – The Center for Excellence Genome Research invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting# P00138UF. Closes April 30.

Food Service Worker 1 – Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center invites applications for a part-time (.25 FTE), intermittent, Food Service Worker 1 position. Posting P00090CT. Closes May 1.

Research Analyst – The OSU Foundation is looking for a pro-active prospect research analyst to support fundraising activities by researching, analyzing and recommending strategies for a team of development officers. This position is responsible for helping facilitate donor cultivation and solicitation. If you have experience identifying new prospects through industry best practices, creating prospect profiles and briefings, collaborating with development officers, and “thinking differently,” consider applying for this position. If you’re interested in this position, and you have experience with profile research techniques, apply at the OSU Foundation website: http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=5098.

Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Athletics Annual Giving: The OSU Foundation is looking for a strong and talented Assistant Athletic Director for Development in Athletics Annual Giving. This position is responsible for achieving the annual giving fundraising goals on behalf of Oregon State University Athletics through efficient and effective leadership and management of athletics’ annual giving programs, individual sport support and strategic fundraising campaigns. If you understand the Annual Giving process as it relates to college athletics, and have a proven record of success in annual giving or significant sales success, consider applying for this position. For more details please visit the OSUF website at: http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=5052

Weather

Corvallis: It’s Monday on the first day of the term, always a bit of a harsh wakeup call. Slight chance of showers, high of 57, low of 36. Sunny tomorrow, leading into a sunny week.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of snow showers, then a chance of rain and snow, high of 41, low of 25. Slight chance of rain and snow tomorrow.

Newport: Slight chance of showers, high of 52, low of 43. Sunny tomorrow.

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

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