OSU Today

Aug. 1-5, 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.

Oregon State scientists join international call to save animals from extinction (Oregonian)

Dozens of conservation scientists, including several from Oregon State University, issued a call Wednesday to halt a crisis among the world’s large animals that could lead to their imminent extinction. (see also Huffington PostScience Daily, International Business Times)

Parasitic infection may have spoiled zebrafish experiments (Nature)

Zebrafish demonstrate their preference for each other by clustering into shoals – a social behaviour that researchers  measure when they want to test how drugs affect zebrafish stress and anxiety levels, as a proxy for potential human responses. But this behaviour can change when fish are infected with a neural parasite called Pseudoloma neurophilia, scientists from Oregon State University in Corvallis report in a paper published on 11 July in the Journal of Fish Diseases

Teens who smoke daily may be coping with poor health (Psych Central)

“Teens who smoke report significantly higher levels of health complaints than nonsmoking teens, and we found that this gap has widened over the years, even as the overall prevalence of teen smoking has dropped,” said Dr. Marc Braverman a professor, lead author and Extension specialist in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, who worked with collaborators in Norway. (see also Science Daily, Xinhua Net, Parent Herald)

Living with the threat of tsunamis (Jefferson Public Radio)

Bonnie Henderson writes about Tom Horning and the potential for disaster in The Next Tsunami, from Oregon State University Press.

Killer whale attacks sea turtle in Galapagos Islands (Traveller)

Ari Friedlander, a whale specialist from Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, says sea turtles are not a common prey for orcas.

Eating after workouts: The science of timing meals and exercise (Live Science)

Although exercising is no excuse to pig out, skipping meals after a workout can also be counterproductive, said Melinda Manore, an exercise scientist at Oregon State University and a former member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Science Board, who has done extensive research on nutrition, metabolism and exercise.

OSU researcher develops chemical detector wristband (KDRV)

An Oregon State University researcher has developed a wristband that can detect what kinds of chemicals its wearer is exposed to on a daily basis. (see also KPTV)

Can counties fix rural America’s endless recession? (Governing)

Oregon State University (OSU) runs the Hatfield Marine Science Center, which houses an alphabet soup of state and federal agencies. There’s an aquarium next door that pairs well with the town’s beaches as a tourist magnet. A few years ago, Newport’s harbor became the headquarters for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific fleet, nabbing the ships from Puget Sound.

OSU names Susan Capalbo as senior vice provost for Academic Affairs (LIFE@OSU)

Susan Capalbo, who heads the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University, has been named senior vice provost for Academic Affairs at OSU. She will begin her new duties on Oct. 1. (see also Gazette-Times)

Penn State prof to lead OSU mechanical engineering school (Gazette-Times)

A Pennsylvania State University industrial engineering professor has been tapped to lead the Oregon State University School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Harriet Nembhard, known as an expert in operations research, process improvement and quality control, will be the Eric R. Smith professor of engineering at OSU, the university announced on Friday.

OSU alum tapped for marching band  (Gazette-Times)

Olin Hannum, director of the California Aggie Marching Band at the University of California, Davis, and an OSU alumnus, has been hired as director of athletic bands at Oregon State University.

OSU ranked in top one percent of degree-granting higher education institutions (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University has been ranked in the top 1 percent of degree-granting institutions of higher education in the world by the Center for University World Rankings. Some of OSU’s strengths included the number of research citations and quality of education.

Stinkbugs’ natural predator has arrived in the Pacific Northwest (Capital Press)

That trait caught they eye of researchers at ODA, Oregon State University and elsewhere, because BMSB will eat nearly anything and are considered a major threat to fruit, berry, vegetable and nut crops. Its discovery in southeast Portland’s venerable Ladd’s Addition neighborhood in 2004 touched off a program, funded by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Services, to find a method of biocontrol, as bug-on-bug predation is called.

The Terrace is an awesome beer garden coming to the Oregon State Beavers (COED)

The Miami Marlins have The Clevelander, The Jaguars have that pool deck and now the Oregon State University Beavers–who are in for a couple of rough seasons–have a new beer garden.

Data, experts says WFISD ends bilingual services prematurely (Times Record News)

Karen Thompson, a bilingual education researcher at Oregon State University, said the longer English language learners are allowed to remain in bilingual programs, the more successful they tend to be. “They’re more likely to become proficient in English and to have higher academic outcomes” than their peers who do not receive bilingual classes, Thompson said, citing her own research and studies conducted by others in the field.

Bravura brings big reds to pinot country (Newberg Graphic)

Saxton wanted to pay tribute to his alma mater, Oregon State University, in some way, so he met with OSU President Ed Ray and through a series of communications Saxton got connected with a group of design students.

Lithium-oxygen battery means better energy efficiency (CE Mag)

“This is a foundational breakthrough, which may shift the paradigm of oxygen-based batteries,” says Xiulei Ji, an assistant professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, who was not involved in this work.

World Peace Game creator in Corvallis Friday (Gazette-Times)

The creator of the World Peace Game will be in Corvallis this week for a screening of a film about the game and a panel discussion on how it can advance the cause of preventing war.

Forests won’t save us from climate change, says study with Arizona ties (Tucson.com)

This study makes a very good case that we can’t assume that forests will remain carbon sinks into the future, said Mark Harmon, an Oregon State University forest science professor who wasn’t involved with the study. But predicting forests’ future response is challenging, partly because so many “moving parts” are involved and because the response is unlikely to be uniform across the forests, he said.

Berries and nuts increasingly important to growers (Gazette-Times)

Ross Penhallegon, emeritus with Oregon State University Extension in Lane County, said small-scale fruit tree farms offer a good and stable income to mid-valley growers. Larger-scale operations are located elsewhere in Medford and Hood River.

Plant engineering (AgInfo)

Oregon State University has received and will continue to get a considerable amount of money awarded by the National Science Foundation to develop an online database, called a plant reactome, with information about the molecular and genetic interactions in the cells of corn and rice. It will also gather scientific literature on other plants and add it to the database. The university will also study the role of growth hormones in the three plants.

Five Indian inventions that you have probably never heard of (Times of India)

Chennai-born Mas Subramanian and his team accidentally created a vivid new blue that has been described as “near perfect” while testing the electronic properties of manganese oxide. It’s a mix of Yttrium, Indium and Manganese. (see also The Chromologist)

Meeting next week on eclipse ‘megamovie’ (Gazette-Times)

Representatives of the Berkeley lab and various Oregon State University departments will host a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Room 155 of OSU’s International Living-Learning Center, 1701 S.W. Western Blvd. (see also Register-Guard)

OSU fixes Fracking study error (Natural Resources Report)

A 2015 Oregon State University study that linked natural-gas fracking to increased air pollution and heightened health risks has been corrected by its authors.

Stansbury to discuss PAC-12 Network at luncheon (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University Athletic Director Todd Stansbury will be the guest speaker at a luncheon forum of the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce next week.

Monday

International Conference on Biological Ontologies:  The ICBO conference to be held in OSU will host top level international and national scientists working on computational biology and biomedical informatics: Prof. Jacqueline McGlade Chief Scientist of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Prof. Bill Hersh from OHSU, and Prof. Dennis Stevenson from the New York Botanical Garden will be keynote speakers. The conference will be held in CH2M Hill Alumni Conference Center from Aug. 1-4.

Tuesday

NEW! “Strategies for Aligning University-Wide Efforts for the Advancement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” Sherwood Smith, Senior Executive Director for Engagement & Professional Development at the University of Vermont, will speak on strategic diversity work. He will speak on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 1-3 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. All are welcome. Email diversity@oregonstate.edu for more information.

Library Workshops offered on Grad Publishing Tips (Aug. 2) and 3D Scanning & Printing (Aug. 3): Check out Graduate Publishing Tips on Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. for graduate students who want to get started on publishing their scholarship. Then satisfy your curiosity on Aug. 3 about 3D Scanning (at 3 p.m.) and 3D Printing (at 4 p.m.). Workshops will be held in the Valley Library Autzen classroom (Valley 2082). View all the offerings in the library’s summer workshop series at: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

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.

Wednesday

Solar eclipse town hall: Corvallis citizen scientists are invited to attend a town hall forum and participate in a “MegaMovie” focused on next year’s total solar eclipse. Corvallis is in the direct path of the eclipse, which will take place Aug. 21, 2017, at around 10 a.m. A town hall to educate the community on the project will take place Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. in the International Living-Learning Center, Room 155, 1701 S.W. Western Blvd. More information is available online at http://www.eclipsemegamovie.org/Home.aspx

Thursday

Bard in the Quad: Oregon State University’s popular Bard in the Quad program returns for its 11th season in August with a production of Shakespeare’s witty and romantic, “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. August 4-7 and August 11-14 on OSU’s Memorial Union Quad, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for OSU students. Tickets are available for purchase online at bardinthequad.org. An “early Bard special” discount is available now through July 22 on tickets purchased online.

Friday

NEW! Thesis defense:  Paige McKinley, MS candidate in Wood Science, will present her thesis, “Multi-scale Investigation of Adhesive Bond Durability”.  The defense will be held on Friday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 107.  Free and open to the public.

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.

World Peace Game film and panel discussion: Join us for a showing of the award winning film, World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements. The film follows teacher John Hunter as he leads his class through an eight-week transformation, from students of a neighborhood school to citizens of the world.  The film has been screened at the South x Southwest Film festival, Google, the Pentagon, and the UN. Following will be a panel discussion featuring Mr. Hunter, Mary Yates, former ambassador to Burundi and Ghana and Sr. Director for African Affairs in the Obama Administration as well as students and teachers of the game. Aug. 5, 7-9 p.m, Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 N.W. Cleveland Ave.

Olympics viewing: The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are quickly approaching! Departments around campus will be hosting viewing parties for events throughout the week. Information about all the parties can be found at uhds.link/rio2016. Please join us for the Opening Ceremony viewing party at Reser Stadium on Friday, Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. (doors open at 3:30). Departments interested in tabling at the event can learn more and sign up at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7Pz64PPd8yqLCmx. Please contact Jacqueline.Chambers@oregonstate.edu or Sophie.Wilson@oregonstate.edu with any questions regarding the Olympics viewing parties.

Upcoming events

Retirement reception for JoAnne Scheler (Hensley):  The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites you to a retirement reception honoring JoAnne Scheler (Hensley) who is retiring after 22 years of service to Oregon State University.  The reception will be held on Friday, Aug. 12, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Hovland 09.

New employee breakfast: OSU’s 8th annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast will be held on University Day, 8:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. New employees with a hire date between Sept. 22, 2015 and Sept. 16, 2016 will be hosted by Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Ron Adams, President Ed Ray, and others. The Welcome Breakfast is a great way for new employees to meet colleagues and learn about the university community. Registration by Sept. 9 is required. https://apps.ideal-logic.com/cms?key=F3T9-25VWY_K9KH-5PTF_6e7e5cd4

State of the University: Please save the date for the Feb. 8, 2017 – President’s State of the University Address, Oregon Convention Center, Portland.  Join Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray as he provides a compelling update on the university’s accomplishments in the past year. The 2018 President’s State of the University Address is currently scheduled for Thurs. Feb. 1, 2018.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Thirty-Minute Brief: How to Get Started and Get Assistance to Make Your Course Hybrid:  A growing number of OSU faculty are redesigning classroom courses as hybrid (blended) courses, which combine significant online learning activity with a reduced amount of on-campus “seat time.”  Learn effective methods for designing a hybrid course and find out about available support through the Center for Teaching and Learning. Presenter: Cub Kahn, CTL and Extended Campus. Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/2a1eNbU

NEW! Library Workshops offered on Mendeley and EndNote: Try out Mendeley on Aug. 9 at 1 p.m., another web-based, social tool for capturing, managing, and citing your research sources. You can also explore EndNote (Basic at 1 p.m.; Intermediate/Advanced at 2:30 p.m. ) on Aug. 10 for capturing, managing and citing your research sources. Workshops will be held in the Valley Library Autzen classroom (Valley 2082). View all the offerings in the library’s summer workshop series at: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Dry farming field days: The OSU Extension Small Farms Program is pleased to be hosting a Dry Farming Field Days at four sites in Western Oregon this year. In Corvallis, there will be two field day sites on Aug. 9: 3-5 p.m.:  OSU Vegetable Research Farm (34306 NE Electric Rd, Corvallis, OR 97333)

See the fresh market winter squash dryland trial. 4-7 p.m.:  Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture (844 SW 35th St, Corvallis, OR 97333) Come learn about the Dry Farming Collaborative. These are FREE drop-in style events.  For more information about the other dry farming field days in August and to RSVP if you plan to attend visit: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/wmws .

NEW! Fierce Conversations: The deadline is Aug. 19 to register for “Fierce Conversations,” presented by the Center for Learning & Organizational Development. This training program is designed for OSU managers, supervisors and others in leadership positions. It promotes productive dialogue that resolves tough challenges, enriches relationships, and provokes learning. The session spans 3 days: Aug. 23 (all day), Aug. 25 (8 a.m. to noon) and Aug. 30 (8 a.m.-noon). The cost to attend is $200. To learn more about this program and find the flyer with a link to registration, visit http://hr.oregonstate.edu/fierce.

NEW! Training Days: Training Days is scheduled for Nov. 8 and 9. The conference provides a platform for OSU organizations to train employees on systems, processes and skill development, share innovations and increase employee awareness of services and resources available to them. Presentations are open to any organization at OSU who would like to reach out to employees for training purposes. If you have a topic you wish to present, please click Training Days Submission Form to complete the request form.

Search Advocate Workshop Series: A few spaces are still available for Aug. 11 and 12.  Register here http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=44 for both dates (it’s a two-part series).  Topics include current research, theory, and practical strategies to help search committees test their thinking, address complex process concerns, improve search validity and fairness, understand/promote diversity, and anticipate/address potential bias risks.  Questions?  Contact Anne Gillies anne.gillies@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-0865.

Online Social Media and Mobile Marketing Workshop Led by Nike Exec Returns Soon: Connect with leading marketing pros in this seven-week workshop. Learn more.

OSU Project Management Boot Camp in Portland. Equip your team to succeed with this special three-day workshop – featuring one of the nation’s leading project management experts. Learn more.

Permaculture Design Certificate Online returns in September. Andrew Millison’s sustainable landscape design program attracts participants from around the globe. Learn more.

Javascript Programming Online Short Course. With personalized guidance, master the development of interactive web elements in this six-week course. Learn more.

College of Science hosts first-ever global Genetic Code Expansion Conference: The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics will host the first-ever Genetic Code Expansion (GCE) Conference on campus Aug. 11-14. The conference will bring together diverse scientific disciplines from across industry, academia and research institutions that focus on developing and using GCE technology. Sessions include foundational genetic code expansion technology, design of new cellular tools to probe biology, chemical approaches that facilitate advances in imaging cellular control, and more.

Free Garden Workshops at the Benton County Master Gardener Demo Garden: Common Tomato Problems on Aug. 20; and Cover Crops and Soil Building on Sept. 10. Workshops are from 1 – 3 p.m. The Demonstration Garden is located on the south side of the fairgrounds at 110 SW 53rd Street in Corvallis. No registration is required. Call 541-766-6750 for more information.

HR, Staffing and Training Professionals: OSU’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certification Prep course returns soon – attend online or onsite in Corvallis or Salem. Learn more.

Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles Two-Day Course in Corvallis! Led by OSU’s renowned brewing expert Tom Shellhammer, Ph.D., this session is ideal for brewing/restaurant professionals, home brewers and beer connoisseurs. Learn more.

OSU Beer Quality and Analysis Series for Pro Brewers: OSU’s exclusive offering is designed to help professional brewers manage for consistent quality and amazing product on a growing scale. Learn more.

News for Employees

NEW! Worker’s Compensation Office: Please note the Worker’s Compensation Office has been relocated to Enterprise Risk Services. This move aligns the Worker’s Compensation Office with resources existing within Enterprise Risk Services, including Occupational Safety, Risk Management, and Environmental Health & Safety. Heidi Melton continues as the OSU Worker’s Compensation officer for all employee Worker’s Compensation matters. Heidi may be reached at 541-737-2916, and the Worker’s Compensation website is now located at: http://risk.oregonstate.edu/workerscomp

NEW! OSU Food Preservation Safety Hotline Now Open: The Oregon State University Extension Service’s food preservation and safety hotline is now open for the summer.  The toll-free hotline at 1-800-354-7319 is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 17.  The hotline is staffed by certified Master Food Preservers in both Lane and Douglas Counties.

NEW! Invite to Register: The 2016 University Day Expo will be on Mon., Sept. 19 from noon-2 p.m. at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The expo is designed to showcase the work and opportunities provided  by units at OSU, to fellow staff and faculty. Register your unit by Mon., Sept. 12.

NEW! Drone rules have changed: In late June, 2016, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced its new rules regarding the commercial use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAS). The new rules lowered the barrier to entry for people looking to use drones for commercial purposes by offering a new UAS pilot’s certification. For more information: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/drones/2016/07/25/part-107-changes-uas-operations-oregon-state/

NEW! The Source:  College of Agricultural Sciences eNews: Agricultural science explores the world, from molecules to oceans, to create new jobs, to improve environmental health, and to understand the mechanisms of life on earth. Did you know that human health is central to much that we pursue in both agriculture and science?  Combining the biological and physical sciences, the College of Agricultural Sciences helps improve the health of individuals and ensure the protection of public health.  I’m pleased to give you a snapshot of what we are up to in this issue of The Source, our e-newsletter.

NEW! Attention all public employees: The restrictions imposed by the law of the State of Oregon on your political activities are that “No public employee shall solicit any money, influence, service or other thing of value or otherwise promote or oppose any political committee or promote or oppose the nomination or election of a candidate, the gathering of signatures on an initiative, referendum or recall petition, the adoption of a measure or the recall of a public office holder while on the job during working hours. However, this section does not restrict the right of a public employee to express personal political views.” It is therefore the policy of the state and of your public employer that you may engage in political activity except in the context prohibited by state law when on the job during working hours.

Summer registration: The Faculty Staff Fitness program is still accepting registrations for this Summer term.  If you would like to register for a class, please do so as soon as possible! We also have a Flex Pass punch card option that provides flexibility to those who cannot attend all term.  You can register online or stop by our office in 123 Langton.

Animal Connection: The Animal Connection e-newsletter from the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine offers stories for animal lovers everywhere. Learn about alternative medicine for pets, take a look behind the scenes at the college farm, and meet a couple who have made animal welfare an important part of their life.

OSU offers custom corporate training for your team, agency or company. Online or onsite program. Visit this page or call 541-737-4197 for details.   

News from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences: Summer’s in full swing and as you enjoy time with family and friends, we invite you to read about TEAM OREGON’s new director, an incredible alum who has made a significant mark on public health,  a soon-to-be alum’s college journey , new research regarding flame retardant exposure in children and a trip to China by one of our faculty members here and in Synergies. http://bit.ly/29wslGV

Oregon LGBTQ+ History Display – The OSU Queer Archives invites you to view a display featuring After 8, an organization that championed for LGBTQ+ rights in Benton County during the 1990s. The display can be found on the Main Floor of the Valley Library, on the left side of the lobby. Find out more on the Blog Post about the display and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr. For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, curator of the OSU Queer Archives.

Summer office hours for Cashier, Student Finance and Payroll: Effective July 15 through Aug. 26 our windows, located on the 1st floor in Kerr Administration Building, will have new office hours on Fridays. To allow for cross-training, our service windows will be open: Fridays – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Our regular schedule applies other days: M-TH 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  If you have special requests for assistance on Fridays earlier than 9:30 a.m., please contact us at BAff.FrontOffice@oregonstate.edu

Invite to Register: The 2016 University Day Expo will be on Mon., Sept. 19 from noon-2 p.m. at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The expo is designed to showcase the work and opportunities provided  by units at OSU, to fellow staff and faculty. Register your unit by Mon., Sept. 12.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Light in Disasters: Lighting is one of the most essential pieces of an emergency kit. While most people are familiar with flashlights, there are other options to consider.  Never leave light sources burning or turned on when you are asleep (except glow sticks) or not present. Remember to store extra fuel or batteries, wicks, mantles, globes, and other spare parts specific to your light sources in your emergency kit. Don’t wait until an emergency to learn how to use your light sources.  Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics.

Traffic and Maintenance

35th Street closure: A four-week closure is planned for 35th Street this summer between Sagebrush Drive (the entrance to The Retreat) and Washington Way. While the exact dates are yet to be determined, Public Works expects the closure period to begin in late July or early August. Signs will be placed on 35th Street one week ahead of the planned closure to alert regular users of the pending traffic change. This closure will help facilitate the reconstruction of the 35th Street approaches to the railroad tracks. This project will complete improvements to the crossing which began in January 2016. Detour routes will be established along 30th Street, Jefferson Way, and Western Boulevard during this period. After the initial 4 weeks, closures will continue during construction hours, with the street being reopened to traffic on nights and weekends. Construction is expected to be complete in September 2016.

Johnson Hall: As part of the Johnson Hall project, reconstruction of 26th Street from Campus Way north to the Johnson Hall project will take place starting Monday July 25 through Aug. 10.  This will require closure of the parking and sidewalk along Ballard Hall as shown in the image (view map).  The intersection of Campus Way and 26th will remain fully open and 26th Street south of 26th will open concurrently with the closure for this work. The existing detour under the ALS/Cordley bridge will be removed Monday, July 25. During this work there may be disruptive noise and minor dust.

Crop Science Building: Due to parking lot maintenance the following lot will be closed, Crop Science Building West (Lot #3332) July 25 – July 27.  The work will be done in stages to allow for parking (view map). The lot will be reopened when the work is finished and the area is safe to enter.

29th Street: Construction on NW 29th Street will mean periodic street closures between Tyler and Grant Avenues starting on June 20. The project, which will replace aging sanitary sewer lines and mains, is already underway, but closures will be required from about 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily as the project proceeds this month. Up to two blocks will be closed at any given time for roughly three weeks per section as the project move north on 29th Street. Corvallis Transit System (CTS) will alter bus routes around the construction site.

Washington Way: The city will be reconstructing the railroad crossing at 35th Street and Washington Way this summer.  During the reconstruction of the railroad at-grade crossing, road and rail work are to take place, which will result in sidewalk and roadway closures of 35th Street July 25- Aug. 26. Additional information on closure details and duration will be shared as information is received from the city.  For questions or additional information, contact Nathan Patterson.

Hwy 20 Eddyville project update: Travelers between Newport and Corvallis should expect some brief delays to let trucks on and off of the highway at both ends of the project on U.S. 20. Ten-hour nighttime complete closures are planned to occur from Aug. 14 through the end of October, five nights a week, Sunday through Thursday. These are necessary because the drilling, blasting, and earthwork operations are above and alongside the highway and the contractor needs enough room and time to do this safely. These are currently scheduled to occur from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., but that time may be adjusted, depending on construction safety needs. The current plan is for the road to be completely open on Friday and Saturday nights.

Jobs

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

Project Controls Manager: Capital Planning and Development invites applications for a Project Controls Manager position. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P00499UF. Closes Aug. 1.

Dir – Strategic Partnerships – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Director of Strategic Partnerships.  Posting # P00306UF.  Closes Aug. 1.

NEW! Advisor-Academic.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a F/T position as an Academic Advisor.  Posting # P00546UF.  Full consideration date is Aug. 2 and the closing date is Aug. 9.

The Graduate School is seeking a Program Representative 2 (Internal Employment Opportunity). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), position at Oregon State University (OSU).  Posting Number: P00422CT.  Full consideration date of Aug. 3.  Closes Aug. 10.

NEW! OSU Extension Service invites applications for a part-time (.95 FTE), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year) Education Program Assistant (EPA1) with the Extension SNAP-Ed Program in the Portland.  Posting # P00416CT.  Closes Aug. 4.

NEW! INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Recruitment and Scholarship Assistant.   This position’s primary responsibility will be assisting the International Marketing and Recruitment team to convert leads to offer-holders and offer holders to confirmations, along with working collaboratively with the admissions team on special cases.  This includes, recording and sending scholarship information and award letters to new students. This position is a customer service, data entry and data management position, requiring heavy email communication and a strong command of written English. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=14089&lang=en_US&source=CC2 Please apply by Aug. 4.

NEW! Administrative Program Assistant – The Oregon State University Honors College invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Administrative Program Assistant. Posting #P00424CT. Closes Aug. 5.

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 Aug. 6.  There is one full-time position available in the Small Animal Internal Medicine service.  Interested parties should apply to posting #P00135CT no later than midnight on Aug. 5.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty Academic Advisor position. Posting #P00522UF. For full consideration application deadline, Aug. 6.

Research Associate (Post Doc) – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) to conduct research on honey bee health. Posting #P00553UF. http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/29322. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Aug. 5, 2016.  Closes Aug. 7.

Financial Aid Advisor (2 Openings) – The Financial Aid Office invites applications for 2 full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Financial Aid Advisor positions. Posting # P00506UF. Closes Aug. 7.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1.  Posting # P00400CT.  Closes Aug. 7.

EXTENDED: Procurement Contract Officer Business Affairs in Corvallis invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Procurement Contract Officer Position.  Posting # P00395UF. Closes Aug. 7.

NEW! Campus Operations Coordinator- OSU-Cascades in Bend. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) salary, 12-month Campus Operations Coordinator, Post #P00426CT. Closes Aug. 8.

NEW! Purchasing Analyst 3- Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) salary, 12-month Purchasing Analyst 3, Post # P00423CT. Closes Aug. 8.

NEW! Office Specialist 1 OSU-Cascades in Bend. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) salary, 12-month Office Specialist 1, Post #P00429CT. Closes Aug. 8.

Summer Session Student Ambassador – OSU Extended Campus is looking for a part-time, maximum 20 hours per week, Summer Session Ambassador student outreach assistant to inform potential students, parents and the community about OSU Summer and Intersession programs through tabling events, contests, marketing events and general office assignments. Posting # P00952SE. Closes Aug. 8.

Course Development Student Worker – OSU Professional and Continuing Education is looking for a part-time, maximum 20 hours per week, Course Development Student Worker to help with the process of building online courses and on-going course maintenance through a variety of tasks. Posting # P00951SE. Closes Aug. 8.

Accountant 2 (Internal Employment Opportunity) Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) salary, 12-month Program Accountant 2, Post # P00413CT. Closes Aug. 8.

Human Resources Manager – The Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Manager.  Posting # P00552UF.  For full consideration apply by Aug. 9.  Closes Sept. 30.

NEW! Academic Technologies is seeking an Equipment Systems Specialist, competency level 2.  The is a full-time (1.0 FTE), position at Oregon State University (OSU).  Posting number: O00435CT. Closes Aug. 10.

NEW! Executive Support Specialist 1 Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) salary, 12-month Executive Support Specialist 1, Post #P00433CT. Full consideration date Aug. 10. Closes Aug. 15.

NEW! Fiscal Coordinator 1 Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) salary, 12-month Fiscal Coordinator 1, Post #P00420CT. Closes Aug. 12.

NEW! The Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position. The position will be based in Central Point, Oregon.  Posting # P00546UF.  Closes Aug. 12.

 The Information Services Central Administration is seeking an Information Technologies Communications Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting Number: P00544UF.  Closes Aug. 12.

NEW! Faculty Research Assistant – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant, this position will support the Ornamental Plant Breeding research program that develops and evaluates new ornamental plants for the nursery and landscape industries. Posting # P00560UF. Full consideration, Aug. 14.  Closes Aug. 29.

NEW! Executive Support Specialist 1 for Business Affairs – Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Executive Support Specialist 1.  Posting # P00433CT, closes Aug. 15.

Food Service Worker 2 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for four full-time, 10-month, Foods Service Worker 2 positions.  Posting # P00395CT.  Closes Aug. 15.

The OSU Alumni Association is seeking a Director for Alumni Career Services. Apply by Aug. 15 by sending a cover letter and resume to osualum@oregonstate.edu.  View position description at www.osualum.com/jobs.

NEW! HR Business Analyst – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term HR Business Analyst. Posting # P00589UF. Closes Aug. 19.

Student Worker, Donor Relations: The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an innovative Oregon State student to work in the Donor Relations department. Be part of the team that says THANK YOU and makes sure that generous supporters know their gifts are having a positive impact on campus. Alumni, parents, and others donate over $100 million a year to OSU for scholarships, new facilities, and research projects. This position works a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Students must be available during summer months.  Hourly wage is $10 – $12.  Visit the OSU Foundation website http://www.osufoundation.org and click on About Us and Careers to learn more details about this Student Position and how to apply.

Weather

Corvallis: We’ve had a bit of a drizzly summer but the sunshine is here to stay in August. Sunny all week with highs in the low to mid 80s. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.

Central Oregon: Sunny all week, highs in low to mid 80s, lows in the mid to upper 40s.

Newport: Partly to mostly sunny, highs in the 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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