OSU Today

Aug. 8-12, 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.

Rio’s Olympic Air: Dirty, deadly, no cleaner legacy from games (Voice of America)

The PM level was 44 during the 2004 Olympics in Athens, 24 in Sydney in 2000 and 28 in Atlanta in 1996, said Staci Simonich, a professor at Oregon State University who published a 2009 study on pollution at the Beijing Games. “Rio’s numbers are all too common for the developing world. That is the sad reality,” said Simonich. (see also Reuters)

The scholars who look at American history through beer-tinted glasses (Chronicle of Higher Education )

That might be changing. The Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, last week posted a job ad seeking a scholar who can help the National Museum of American History collect artifacts and conduct field research for a project on beer brewing in the United States, with a focus on the last half-century. Three years ago, Oregon State University created the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives in a similar bid to preserve the historical record of beer making in that region.

Learning to be stewards of the land (Jefferson Public Radio)

The days when most of the American population lived on farms is long past.  Which is why the Extension Service at Oregon State University offers a Land Steward Program, to teach new and aspiring country dwellers to take better care of their property–and ultimately, themselves.

Wolves, big cats are running out of things to eat (UPI)

n 2014, researchers at Oregon State University found 24 of the planet’s 31 largest carnivores — including bears, cougars, dingoes, lions, lynxes, sea otters and wolves —are in decline. (see also National Geographic, New Scientist, The Nation)

Playing, learning and the teaching problem (Inside Higher Ed)

There are ways to help new students get a handle on how scholars invent new ideas. Anne-Marie Deitering of Oregon State University, for example, has come up with some great ones, and is very smart about taking a cultural approach to this stage in student learning.

Using solar tech to clean pollution (Innovation Trail)

The $210,000 grant from Oregon BEST will help Oregon State University researchers study its use on animal waste at an organic dairy. Steinmeyer said the tests are just starting, but they’re looking forward to getting information soon to perfect the technology. (see also Digital Journal, Food Safety News)

Lack of pharmacy access may send some seniors back to the hospital (UPI)

Hospital readmissions in the United States cost $17 billion a year and are a serious problem, according to researchers from Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University. (see also Pharmacy Today)

Oregon State will expand marine science program in Newport tsunami zone (Oregonian)

When Oregon State proposed a $50 million building in a tsunami inundation zone in Newport in 2014, it heard worried responses from a state geologist and an OSU professor who believed a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake off the Oregon Coast would decimate the facility. But after studying other possible locations for its new Marine Studies Initiative, the university announced Thursday it’d made a final decision: OSU would build the 100,000 square foot expansion on the controversial property near the mouth of Yaquina Bay, anyway. (see also Gazette-Times, OPB, Oregonian)

OSU announces location for new marine studies building in Newport (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray announced Aug. 3 that a new $50 million center for global marine studies research and education will be built at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Some fish have built-in sunscreen, and we’re trying to steal the technology for ourselves (Forbes)

And then, some fish actually produce their own natural sunscreen to combat the summer rays. Researches from Oregon State University discovered that fish naturally produce the compound gadusol, which provides UV-B protection, among many other things. We’ve known that bacteria, algae, and fungi produce gadusol and thought fish obtained the compound by eating the microorganisms that made it. But as a result of the study we now know they synthesize the compound on their own. So of course, as we humans do, we’re going to science the hell out of that stuff.

Study: Subduction zone quakes more frequent than previous estimates (Gazette-Times)

A new study from Oregon State University researchers and colleagues worldwide shows that massive earthquakes along the Cascadia subduction zone have occurred somewhat more frequently than has been believed in the past. (see also Register-Guard, KATUKVAL)

Special Olympics Oregon moving to OSU, Corvallis in 2017 (LIFE@OSU)

Special Olympics Oregon will move its Summer State Games to Oregon State University and venues around Corvallis beginning in 2017. The games are scheduled for July 8-9 next year. (see also Newberg Graphic)

Health care systems engineering expert to head OSU school (LIFE@OSU)

Harriet Nembhard, a professor of industrial engineering and an expert in operations research, process improvement, and quality control, has been named as the new head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University.

News roundup (OPB Think Out Loud)

Christopher McKnight Nichols, Rob Kremer and Lisa Bates join us to discuss some of the big stories of the week on a Thursday edition of the news roundtable.

OSU scores grant to expand hazelnut research (Capital Press)

Oregon State University’s hazelnut research program was awarded a $3.1 million in a round of USDA grants announced Aug. 2.

New hazelnut cultivar developed in Oregon (Fresh Plaza)

The cultivar, tested as OSU 880 027, is a crossbreed between ‘Tonda Pacifica x Santiam’ developed within the Oregon State University’s genetic improvement programme. McDonald is an early cultivar – the nuts fall 14 days earlier than ‘Barcellona’, i.e. before the rainy season, so cleaning and drying costs are lower.

What if everybody got to go to summer camp, during the school year (Hechinger Report)

If voters do approve Initiative 67, up to 4 percent — or no more than $22 million annually — of the unallocated Oregon State Lottery revenue would go into a fund to be administered by the Oregon State University Extension Service. Any district could apply for helpsetting up, running, and paying for an “outdoor school,” like the one Prineville hosts, focused on scientific exploration and building life skills. Existing lottery-funded services for education, parks and wildlife would not be affected. (see also Christian Science Monitor)

DeMara Cabrera: Costuming the Bard (and much more) (Democrat-Herald)

Cabrera, whose title lists her as a visiting instructor in Oregon State University’s drama department, also serves as the department’s costume designer; in her first year heading OSU’s costume shop, she’s designed the wardrobes for a number of OSU shows, including this year’s Bard in the Quad production, “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” The show, opens tonight for a two-week run.

Rethinking Grand Strategy (C-SPAN)

Five historians talked about foreign policy leaders ranging from Presidents Woodrow Wilson to George H.W. Bush. They each examine key figures of the twentieth century from World War I to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

New blue pigment (Think Out Loud)

We hear from Mas Subramanian, a materials science professor at Oregon State University who discovered a new blue pigment. (see also Times of India)

City, OSU still battling high lead levels (Gazette-Times)

OSU, which announced the Poling issues July 5 after testing all University Housing and Dining Services facilities, has completed its testing of all campus buildings and found two other fixtures with lead levels above 15 ppb.

Mass timber and the future of building (Corvallis Advocate)

Corvallis itself stands poised to become the U.S. hub for developing CLT technology. Oregon State University’s College of Forestry’s Wood Science & Engineering department researchers and associated partnerships are providing the data to confidently design, build, and certify these types of mass timber buildings. The College of Forestry’s own new buildings will feature a variety of mass timber construction technologies, including CLT. Someday soon, temporary structures designed and built in student competitions could add to the growing library of different solutions in this fledgling industry.

Speciality crops are special guests at OSU dinner (Daily Astorian)

The Berblingers and other local farmers got some help Thursday, when Oregon State University and the state Department of Agriculture held a “crop-up” farmers market and dinner at the university’s Seafood Lab in Astoria, part of an effort to promote Oregon’s bounty. (see also Capital Press)

OSU-Cascades students face Bend’s tight housing market (Bend Bulletin)

Jackson Carpenter knows he got lucky: a two-bedroom duplex for $1,000 a five-minute drive from the new OSU-Cascades campus on the west side of Bend. The 20-year-old college junior moved from Portland late last month. He’d lived in a dorm before and didn’t want to go back (“I’ve got too much stuff”), so he started looking off campus. Coming from Portland’s soaring rental market, Carpenter thought finding a place here would be easier.

Santa Monica Public Library presents Soundwaves: Dana Reason trio (Santa Monica Observer)

In 2014, Reason was long-listed for Grammy consideration as an arranger, composer and pianist. She is part of the faculty of music at Oregon State University.

Beaver Classic Cheese wins award (LIFE@OSU)

The student-produced Beaver ClassicTM Smoked Cheddar Cheese from the OSU Creamery won a third place ribbon at the American Cheese Society annual competition in Des Moines, Iowa, July 27-30, 2016. (See also Capital Press)

Dean Pantula wins service award (LIFE@OSU)

Sastry Pantula, dean of the College of Science at Oregon State University, has been named the winner of the 2016 Paul Minton Service Award by the Southern Regional Council on Statistics.

Figs grow fine in western Oregon, show OSU horticulturists (Oregonian)

“I get a lot of people asking me if they can grow figs,” said Steve Renquist, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension Service in Roseburg. “Boy, can you grow figs.”

Artichokes adventurous ornamentals (Columbian)

“To grow artichokes from seed, start them indoors in late February or March under grow lights for about eight weeks, and then plant them outside after the last frost,” said Jim Myers, a plant breeder and researcher at Oregon State University. “In May or June, it’s best to purchase starts from your local nursery or mail-order catalog.”

Tuesday

TAC WebinarThirty-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. Join us Tue., Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/2a1eNbU

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

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 .

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

NEW! Financial Aid office closed: The Financial Aid Office will be closed Wednesday Aug. 10. for a staff workshop. Financial Aid will be back at regular hours Thursday Aug. 11.

NEW! Ice Cream Social Graduate School Recruitment Event: The OSU Graduate School is presenting information for students interested in learning more about graduate education and advanced degrees. This session will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m., in the grassy area outside of Furman Hall. Email graduate.inquire@oregonstate.edu if you’re interested so we can have enough ice cream for everyone!

Thursday

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.

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. Aug. 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

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.

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.

Saturday

NEW! Tomato preservation workshop: The OSU Extension Master Food Preservers of Lane County will be presenting a workshop on how to can tomatoes, salsa, and sauce on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  The workshop will also include freezing and drying tomatoes. Learn to make dried tomatoes in oil as well as pizza leather.  The workshop will include both water bath and pressure canning tips and will have some hands-on activities. Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Rd. Eugene.  Cost is $30. To register: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/announcements/food-preservation-baking-classes or  996 Jefferson St., Eugene.

Upcoming events

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! Library Workshops offered on Copyright & Fair Use in Education and SPSS Basic & SPSS Intermediate: We’re almost all both producing and using content regularly. Get a handle on balancing Copyright and Fair Use in Education on Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. Check out SPSS Statistics Basics on Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. if you have no experience or limited experience using this program for basic descriptive statistics. Want to dig a bit deeper? Check out SPSS Statistics Intermediate on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. Workshops will be held in the Valley Library Autzen classroom (Valley 2082). Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu 

NEW! The ABCs of Medicare: Medicare choices? Part D? Medigap? Medicare Advantage? Designed for people 63 and older.  Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS. Aug. 18, noon, MU 207. RSVP to investmentseminars@mapscu.com

NEW! Enhance Your Teaching with Hybrid Techniques: Center for Teaching and Learning workshop on Thursday, Aug. 18, 1 to 2 p.m., LInC 470. Learn effective practices for hybrid teaching. Explore tools and techniques to enhance your course or training by integrating online and face-to-face learning activities. All faculty, staff and GTA’s welcome. Please bring your laptop. Refreshments provided. Contact for Cub Kahn for further information.

NEW! Nanotechnology seminar: Bahar Basim, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Ozyegin University in Istanbul, will present a seminar titled “Nanotechnology in Manufacturing for Semiconductor Applications and Beyond” on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 10:45-11:45 a.m. in Kearney 212. For more information, please call 541-737-5232.

NEW! Project Management Online Certificate Series. Advance in the lucrative field of career management with OSU’s new online certificate series. Learn more.   

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

NEW! 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Last chance! 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! Faculty Staff Fitness: Interested in trying out some Faculty Staff Fitness classes? If so, our Flex pass punch card option is perfect for you! It is only $4 per class session. You can register online or stop by our office in 123 Langton today!

NEW! Health & Safety: Did you know that you can access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/casc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online. The University Health and Safety Committee also wants to promote health and safety with the following information on how to protect yourself from insect bites and poisonous plants http://www.saif.com/employer/insect-bites-and-poisonous-plants.html

NEW! The Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives (OHBA) at the Valley Library is expanding: To meet the needs of researchers, these archives are expanding to include the history of the pre-Prohibition eras, home brewing, cider, mead, and barley farming and research. To celebrate the expansion, OHBA is releasing a photo per day for three months beginning on August 1. The photos will be on “The Brewstorian” blog (http://thebrewstorian.tumblr.com/) and OHBA’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

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

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.

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.

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/

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.

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.

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Power shut down: Pacific Power, our electrical utility provider, has an urgent need to make a circuit repair. For this repair to happen they will need to shut down the power to the following buildings: Waldo, Langton, Moreland, Fairbanks, Snell, McAlexander Fieldhouse, Kerr Admin, Gladys Valley Gymnastics, Pharmacy, Furman Hall, Callahan, McNary, Wilson, Weatherford, Buxton, Poling, Cauthorn, Hawley, Heckert, Reed Lodge, West Dining & Peavy. The shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, and should end by 6 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Advisor-Academic.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a F/T position as an Academic Advisor.  Posting # P00546UF.  Closes Aug. 9.

NEW! Radiation Protection Technologist 1 – Radiation Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Radiation Protection Technologist 1 position. Posting #P00408CT.  Closes Aug. 10.

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.  Closes Aug. 10.

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.

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! Employee & Labor Relations Coordinator – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Employee & Labor Relations Coordinator. Posting # P00590UF. Closes Aug. 12.

NEW! Director of Scholarships – The Enrollment Management Department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Director of Scholarships position. Posting # P00518UF. 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 P00564UF.  Closes Aug. 12.

NEW! This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Temp Office Specialist 2 position for the Baker County Extension Office at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Baker City, Oregon.  Posting P00439CT.  Closes Aug. 12.

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.

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 # P00564UF.  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.

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! HR Technical Consultant – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term HR Technical Consultant. Posting #P00594UF. Closes Aug. 15.

NEW! Library Technician 3 –The Valley Library invites applications for one full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month Library Technician 3 position. This position processes serials (print & electronic) invoices and credits for payment, communicates with vendors and publishers, and assists in revising and updating the online catalog to maintain the integrity of serial records. Posting #P00234CT. Closes Aug. 15.

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! This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 22 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 2 position for the Oregon State University (OSU) Clackamas County Extension Office to support the Master Gardener program. This position will be located in Oregon City.  Posting # P00450CT.  Closes Aug. 17.

NEW! Manager Ops – HVAC and Preventative Maintenance – The unit of Facilities Maintenance and Construction, University Housing and Dining Services,  invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Manager Ops – HVAC and Preventative Maintenance position. Posting: P00582UF. Closes Aug. 19.

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.

NEW! Assignments and Room Management Coordinator: University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Assignments and Room Management Coordinator (ARMC) position.  The ARMC serves as a member of the Operations Unit within University Housing & Dining Services. In collaboration with the Assistant Director, Operations, the ARMC provides programmatic leadership to and manages the Assignments and Room Management Program as well as well as represents the department at numerous Campus Visit and Orientation Programs. Posting #P00583UF. Closes Aug. 21.

EXTENDED: Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position.  Posting # P00400CT.  Closes Aug. 21.

NEW! Director of Strategic Partnerships – The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of Strategic Partnerships.  Posting # P00596UF.  For full consideration apply by Sept. 1.  Closes Oct. 31.

NEW! This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time .75 FTE (approximately 32 hours per week), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) for Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service. This position will be located in Eugene serving Lane County.  Posting #P00457CT.  Closes Sept. 3.

NEW! Human Resources Consultant 1 – The Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1.  Posting #P00547UF.  Closes Sept. 30.

NEW! Transcriber 1 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Transcriber 1. Post # P00597UF, Closes June 15, 2017.

NEW! Transcriber 2 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Transcriber 2, Post # P00598UF. Closes June 15, 2017.

NEW! Interpreter 1 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Interpreter 1, Post # P00599UF. Closes June 15, 2017.

NEW! Interpreter 2 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Interpreter 2, Post # P00600UF. Closes June 15, 2017.

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: “After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.” ~ Kenneth Grahame. Starting off the week with a chance of showers, gradually becoming sunny by mid week. Highs from the 70s to mid 80s, lows in the 50s.

Central Oregon: Mostly clear with highs in the 80s, lows in the upper 40s.

Newport: Slight chance of showers early in the week, clearing by mid week. 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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