OSU Today

Dec. 19-23, 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.

Low-dose aspirin prevents spread, growth of cancer, Oregon study finds (Oregonian)

Oregon scientists have shown low-dose aspirin prevents the spread and growth of cancer. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon State University found that the same daily doses of aspirin used against strokes and heart attacks also corrals cancer cells, blocking them from traveling to other parts of the body.

Underwater science drones can’t help sparking international incidents (Wired)

America’s scientific instruments have been vulnerable in the open ocean for decades, and were sometimes sabotaged for security reasons, resale value or perhaps leverage, according to Jake Hamblin, professor of the history of science at Oregon State University and author of Oceanographers and The Cold War.

Undersea volcano off Oregon coast could hold key to forecasting eruptions (Oregonian)

Researchers from Oregon State University have taken a sizable step forward in predicting volcanic eruptions aided by an undersea volcano about 300 miles off the Oregon coast. (see also OPB, Yahoo Sports, Geek Wire)

We finally know why freaky sounds come from the deepest stretch of ocean (Gizmodo)

New research published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America suggests these sounds are being produced by a species of baleen whale, likely dwarf minke whales—and it’s a completely new whale call for them. “It’s very distinct, with all these crazy parts,” noted Sharon Nieukirk, an expert in marine bioacoustics at Oregon State University, in a statement. “The low-frequency moaning part is typical of baleen whales, and it’s that kind of twangy sound that makes it really unique. We don’t find many new baleen whale calls.” (see also OPBNature World NewsChristian Science Monitor)

Hairy crabs and other new creatures discovered at underwater ‘Dragon’s Breath’ (Christian Science Monitor)

“Deep sea mining is largely like most mining,” Andrew Thurber, a researcher at Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, told Vice’s Motherboard in 2014.

Community engineering (Democrat-Herald)

The class work doesn’t sound like the norm for an engineering class: students were required to do volunteer hours, and their class projects centered around helping local non-profits. But giving students a deeper connection to the community is exactly the point of Humanitarian Engineering 310, a new course at Oregon State University that wrapped up last week.

In reversal, U.S. Park Service aims to move new wolves to Isle Royal (Science)

“This catches me by surprise,” says social scientist and environmental ethicist Michael Paul Nelson of Oregon State University in Corvallis, who has studied public comments sent to NPS on the question of Isle Royale wolves. But he sees the announcement as a “really important step. We are facing a future where human intervention is going to be required to secure ecosystem health. … We can’t just do nothing.”

Exercise: It’s what the doctor ordered (CNN)

This isn’t as typical as you might think. More than half of the physicians trained in the United States receive no formal education in physical activity, according to a 2015 Oregon State study. The study authors discovered that most medical colleges do not offer physical activity-related courses, and the rare exceptions are often electives.

Improved interactions with teachers ‘can reduce stress in nursery pupils’ (Teaching Personnel)

The study, carried out by Oregon State University in the US, represented the first piece of research to ever examine the relationship between teacher-pupil interactions and a child’s levels of the hormone cortisol – a key marker of stress – in an early childhood education setting.

How to protect your garden from ice and snow (KGW)

Ross Penhallegon, a horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, advises several ways to protect your landscape from frigid conditions.

Protecting Oregon farms (Register-Guard)

The average age of a farmer in Oregon in 1982 was 50. By 2002 it had risen to 55 and, by 2012, it was 60, according to “The Future of Oregon’s Agricultural Land,” a new report released by Oregon State University, Portland State University and Rogue Farm Corps.

Antarctic Ice Sheet study reveals 8,000 year record of climate change (Phys Org)

“There is a natural variability in the deeper part of the ocean adjacent to the Antarctic Ice Sheet that causes small but significant changes in temperatures,” said co-author Andreas Schmittner, a climate modeller from Oregon State University. “When the ocean temperatures warm, it causes more direct melting of the below the surface, and it increases the number of icebergs that calve off the ice sheet.” (see also Knowridge, The Climate Explorer)

The challenges of safely aging in place in rural America (New American Media)

“They’re more likely to suffer from additional chronic conditions, and the chronic conditions are going to get worse at a faster rate than people in urban areas,” said Leah Goeres, a former postdoctoral fellow at Oregon State University, who led the research.

Does your Christmas tree need to be organic too? (Yahoo News)

But we also don’t eat Christmas trees, and no studies have been conducted to see if the boughs still have pesticides on them at the time of harvest. By the time the tree stands in your living room, pesticides shouldn’t be a cause of concern, according to Chal Landgren, a Christmas tree specialist at Oregon State University, who says the amount of residue at that point is minimal.

Study finds less fragmentation in muzzleloading and black powder (AmmoLand)

The findings suggest that hunters using those styles of guns may have a reduced risk of secondary lead poisoning from consuming game meat, and that there may be a reduced risk to scavenging animals as well, compared to ammunition for modern rifles that also contain lead. Results of the study, by researchers in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, have been published in the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.

Chemists create metal-oxide aqueous cluster formation process (Global Times)

“Metal oxides influence processes everywhere,” said May Nyman, a professor of chemistry at OSU. “They control the spread of contaminants in the environment. They are the touchscreen of your cellphone. The metal-oxide cluster forms are in your body storing iron and in plants controlling photosynthesis.”

An interview with ecologist Ari Friedlaender on his work in Antarctica (Iowa Public Radio)

During the course of his more than 25 trips to the continent, he has developed a long-term ecological research program that has led to many important discoveries about whales in that polar region. He is an associate professor at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, and he is featured in a new National Geographic documentary titled CONTINENT 7: ANTARCTICA.

Heads up! Teddy bears alert! (OSU Beavers)

In what has become a tradition much like in hockey, Oregon State Athletics holds an annual “Teddy Bear Toss”, sponsored by the local Toyota dealers, every December at Gill Coliseum during a men’s basketball game. Fans literally litter the playing floor at halftime with a cascade of flying bears; all for the joy of underprivileged kids in the Willamette Valley.

Office manager is the county face for extension services (Argus Observer)

When Bobbi Howell became office manager at Malheur County’s Oregon State University Extension office, she didn’t know much about extension. Over time, though, she has found that people see the office as place to go for a wide variety information.

The Mix offers northern Chinese food, private karaoke rooms (Democrat-Herald)

This is the second Corvallis eatery for Zhao, an Oregon State University student double-majoring in computer science and innovation management. (Some of his close friends know about his entrepreneurial ventures, but he said he’s generally kept a low profile on campus.)

Tuesday

OSU Staff Art Exhibit & Reception: Celebrate works of art created by OSU staff and retirees at the 7th Annual OSU Staff Art Exhibit. Visit with the artists at a reception on Tues., Dec. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Galleria. The exhibit runs from Tues., Dec. 13-Sun., Jan. 29. For more information, contact University Events at events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6522.

NEW! OSUsed Store Clearances: Much of the OSUsed Store’s merchandise will be 50 or 75% off at their weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3:00 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on their website.

Friday

Beaver Classic Cheese Sales: Come purchase your favorite Beaver Classic Cheeses. Take home some of our new flavors…Porter Soaked, Hard Cider Soaked or Pinot Soaked Cheddars. Or our newest Award Winner…Smoked Cheddar – American Cheese Society 3rd Place 2016. Fridays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Withycombe 159. For more information robin.frojen@oregonstate.edu

Upcoming events

NEW! MLK Celebration events: The 2017 MLK Celebration will be Jan. 14-20, 2017. An important part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration are events envisioned by Oregon State community members to collaboratively learn about, reflect on and carry on the legacy of Dr. King. To be included on this year’s calendar, please submit your event to http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/diversity/events-and-initiatives/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration/celebration-events by Dec. 28.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Introduction to HTML and CSS Coding: Broaden your skill set (and your resume) by learning the building blocks of web design and coding. Jan. 9. Learn more about this eternally in-demand skill.

NEW! Graphic Design and the User Experience: Learn from start-to-finish what’s needed for a successful website. Jan. 9. Regardless of your background, you can start right now.

NEW! Winter Offering for Permaculture Design Certificate : One of OSU’s most popular online programs, this course can help you create your own sustainable landscape design in just a few weeks. Jan. 9.

Master Recycler class: This 8-week class covering all aspects of waste reduction will be hosted Tuesday nights Jan. 10 through Feb. 28 (plus field trips) on the OSU campus. The class is non-credit and free to those who complete 30 hours of service afterward. Visit http://tiny.cc/recycclass for more details and to register. Space is limited.

Take Note 

NEW! Student startups sought: The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator program is launching the Next Great Startup competition for OSU students in winter term of 2017. The event will feature the first student-based, university-wide business competition. It will begin in January, 2017, and the finals will be held on March 9. Application deadline is Jan. 16, 8 a.m. The winning team will receive more than $10,000 in cash, goods and services. Cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded to the top four teams. Additionally, mentors from the community and the accelerator will participate in coaching the teams. More information on the competition and eligibility is available online at http://nextgreatstartup.oregonstate.edu

NEW! Charitable Fund Drive Contest for a $10 gift card for campus food vendors: Though Fred has arthritis in his hands, he still sends holiday greetings to his kids and grandkids. Then he and his dog hang out at the local veterans’ hall with friends. Send me the names of three CFD-supported organizations to which Fred might appreciate a gift donation: Rita.Brown@oregonstate.edu. The winner will be announced later this week in an email announcement. https://www.ipledgeonline.org/_cfduniversities/.

NEW! Federal research landscape: On Friday, Dec. 9 the Research Office convened faculty for a discussion on the federal research landscape under the Trump Administration and 115th Congress. Joining the discussion were OSU’s Vice President of Research Cynthia Sagers, OSU’s Director of Federal Government Affairs Gabrielle Serra, NOAA’s Chief Scientist Rick Spinrad (and former OSU VPR) as well as NIFA’s director Sonny Ramaswamy (and former OSU Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences). Associate VPR, Roy Haggerty moderated. If you were unable to attend and would like to view the discussion it can be accessed via this link: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_07ovha1y

NEW! International Student Orientation Winter 2017: We are expecting around 100-150 new students to arrive between Tuesday, Jan 3 and Friday, Jan. 6. Most of their orientation events will be happening in the International Living-Learning Center, but please expect to meet international students around campus that week! If you have any questions regarding International Student Orientation, please email intl.orientation@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Monday, Dec. 26, to submit the application for family members attending other former OUS Universities during Winter 2017. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction. Late staff fee forms will be accepted on Dec. 27. 

NEW! Mini Beavs Cheerleading: The MINI BEAVS Cheerleading team is available to all Kindergarten through 8th grade students.  Members get to wear authentic OSU uniforms and perform with the real Beaver Cheerleaders throughout the season. The next performance will be Feb. 4, but the deadline to order uniforms is Jan. 1, 2017.  No experience required.  Find out more at www.BEAVERCHEER.com

NEW! Ecological Integration Symposium: The annual Ecological Integration Symposium (EIS) will be held on March 23-24, 2017, at the Texas A&M campus in College Station, TX. EIS is an interdisciplinary event that is open to the public and free to attend. EIS invites students from diverse scientific disciplines to present their own research. The theme is: “Micro to Macro: Ecology in the Anthropocene”. Abstract submission will open on Jan. 17: http://eeb.tamu.edu/eis/. Questions? theeis.tamu@gmail.com

NEW! Mid-month Emergency Preparedness Topic – Sheltering.  Seeking appropriate shelter is critical in times of disaster. Sheltering is appropriate when conditions require you to seek protection in your home, place of employment or other location when disaster strikes.  Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics.

NEW! Sea Grant Summer Scholars: Oregon Sea Grant is offering an undergraduate Summer Scholars Program.  This paid 10-week program runs June 19- Aug. 25 and places junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with a variety of Oregon-based host organizations (public agency, non-profit, non-governmental) to provide a diversity of students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional. Any undergraduate student who will have completed the equivalent of two years of full time study by June 19, 2017 and who is currently enrolled in any U.S. college or university, or who will have graduated during the 2016-2017 academic year may apply. Students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications by Feb. 24, 5 p.m. Applicants must email eseagrant@oregonstate.edu expressing their interest in applying by Feb. 10. For more information about eligibility, placements, and how to apply, go to: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/fellowships/summer-scholars

Printing and Mailing Services  will close our Xpress Stop location on Dec. 23 and will reopen on Jan. 9, 2017 as Printing and Mailing @ the MU in a new location at MU62 (currently occupied by Many Hands Trading). Beginning with our reopening we will no longer offer personal shipping services at our MU location. This location will still be available for all your printing and Scantron exam needs as well as serve as a drop off location for department and prepaid packages.  Personal shipments can be processed at our Research Way facility at 4700 SW Research Way. We also will continue to offer sales of USPS stamps and metered mailed for all customers. We look forward to seeing you at our new location in the new year.

MLK Celebration legacy award nominations: Two legacy awards are awarded each year at the Peace Breakfast by the Celebration committee. The Phyllis S. Lee Award honors a member of the Oregon State community who exemplifies Dr. Lee’s commitment and dedication to social justice and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Frances Dancy Hooks Award recognizes Oregon State students, staff or faculty who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “Walking the Talk.” Please consider nominating a colleague deserving of one of these awards: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/diversity/events-and-initiatives/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration/celebration-legacy-awards. Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 28.

Research Development: The Office for Research Development emails a Weekly Update with information on Limited Submissions, Foundation, Featured Funding opportunities, and special Research Office announcements.   Click to Subscribe to the Research ListServ and receive the Weekly Update. Or email Research.Development@oregonstate.edu with your name and we will add you to the ListServ.

Incentive Programs: The Research Office is launching two new Incentive Programs.    Small Grants (SG).  This program will support individual faculty research across OSU, and will support both the development of extramural grant proposal development and scholarly activities that advance SP3.0.  The SGs will have two categories.  Category 1. Individual grants will range from $15,000 – $25,000 with a total program budget of about $80,000/y.   Category 2. Individual grants will range from $3,000 – $7,000 with a total program budget of about $90,000. Large Program Development (LPD) grants program will stimulate major, transdisciplinary, extramurally-funded research programs by supporting multidisciplinary teams to work together to form new research cores at OSU that advance SP3.0. The LPD program will have a budget of about $160k/y for all LPDs, with expectation of launching two per year.  Questions?  Click on this LINK for complete details Incentive.Programs@oregonstate.edu

External Course Fees Updated:  Oregon State University will take written comments on its proposed updates to OSU Standard 576-010 University Fees through the end of business on Friday, December 30, 2016.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the fall FY17 external fee proposals before they become effective on January 1, 2017.  The proposed fees can be reviewed at the Valley Library circulation desk.  Comments should be directed to Susan Barba at susan.barba@oregonstate.edu.

Recognizing excellence in science spanning seven decades: The College of Science congratulates its 2016 Alumni Award recipients: alumnus and professor emeritus of chemistry Ken Hedberg (’43) for the inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Science Award, Gretchen Schuette (’80) for the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Ben (’51) and Elaine Whiteley (’53) for the Distinguished Service Award, and Scott Clark (‘08) for the Young Alumni Award.

Looking for meals on campus during Winter Break? Check food.oregonstate.edu for updated hours of service. Some restaurants and cafes close during the break period, and some will be operating on holiday hours. Southside Station at Arnold Dining Center will be open every day throughout the break period—including holidays—to serve students, faculty, staff and guests.

Momentum! One of the College of Engineering’s strategic goals is to become a recognized model as an inclusive and collaborative community. This effort goes far beyond adapting our hiring and admission practices. It encompasses the ways we talk with each other, how we choose and design our research projects, how we prioritize our time and energy, and much more. In this latest issue of Momentum!, we illustrate our three-dimensional approach to transforming our culture: 1) achieving diversity among the people we recruit and hire, 2) revamping our systems and processes to eliminate barriers to inclusivity and a collaborative mindset, and 3) contributing to the evolution of knowledge through relevant research and policymaking.

Resident Research Fellowships: The Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Resident Research Fellowship Program. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, Jan. 19. Application forms and information about awards may be found online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/fellowship-program.

Faculty Funding Opportunity: The Center for Teaching and Learning provides funding and instructional design support for the redesign of existing Corvallis campus courses as reduced-meeting-time hybrid courses. These funds are in support of participation in a faculty learning community in spring term and the development of a hybrid course. See Request for Proposals; apply by Jan. 10, 2017. Questions? Contact cub.kahn@oregonstate.edu

Health and 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 through training the body to safely handle real-life situations at work or home through general fitness, which is important to preventing injuries. Please watch this strengthen and lengthen video from SAIF http://www.saif.com/safetyandhealth/strengthen-and-lengthen.html

 Older adult volunteers needed for a multivitamin and immune function research study (Corvallis):  If you are healthy, age 60-75, non-smoking, not consuming foods or supplements high in zinc or vitamin D, and do not have allergies, diabetes, kidney, thyroid or intestinal problems or bariatric surgery, you may qualify to participate.  The study will take 15 weeks, and volunteers will receive $50. Principal Investigator: Adrian “Fritz” Gombart.  Contact Sandra Uesugi, RN for more information: Sandra.uesugi@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3594

OSU hazelnut study (Corvallis): Volunteers needed! Role of Hazelnut Consumption in Improving Micronutrient Status in Older Adults. Principal Investigator: Maret Traber, Linus Pauling Institute, OSU. If you are healthy, age 55 or older, don’t use tobacco, don’t take vitamin E and are not allergic to nuts, you may qualify to participate. Participants will eat hazelnuts daily for 16 weeks.  Contact Alexander Michels for more information: Alexander.Michels@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8730.

Traffic and Maintenance

Winter Break Central Shuttle Route:  Beaver Bus shuttle operations will be limited to one bus on the Central route from Monday, Dec. 9, 2016 to Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. The Beaver Bus will not be running on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, or Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Visit http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/transportation-services/osu-beaver-bus for more information.

Jobs

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

UPDATED: Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Rep 1-Insurance Coordinator, Posting #P00657CT.  Closes Dec. 19.

The Office of Information Services is seeking a Mobile Experience Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting Number: P00884UF.  Closes Dec. 19.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool for a part-time (0.6 FTE) Oncology Clinical Trials Coordinator on Dec. 20.  Interested parties should apply to posting #P00135CT no later than midnight on Dec. 19 for full consideration.  Additional applications will be considered through Dec. 31.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Information Technology Consultant -competency level 3– The University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE) Salary, 12-month Information Technology Consultant -competency level 3, Post # P00663CT   Closes Dec. 19.

UX Graphic Designer – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), UX Graphic Designer to collaborate with faculty, administrators and other clients to design and develop instructional technology and other web-based educational resources for courses and modules. The position is responsible for implementing and managing policies and procedures related to Extended Campus’ visual identity. Posting # P00605CT. Closes Dec. 19.

The Extension Family and Community Health Program invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Assistant Professor of Practice position. This position is located in McMinnville. Reappointment is at the discretion of the of the Regional Administrator and the Family and Community Health Program Leader.  Posting # P00782UF.  Closes Dec. 19.

NEW! Faculty Research Assistant – Fisheries Genetics, The O’Malley lab invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Faculty Research Assistant. Posting #P00888UF Closes Dec. 22.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Articulation Coordinator position for the Admissions Office at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #P00643CT. Closes Dec. 22.

Financial Aid and Veterans Coordinator.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Financial Aid and Veterans Coordinator.  Posting # P00924UF.  Full consideration date Dec 23. Closes Dec. 30.

NEW! The Office of Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) is seeking a Procurement Contract Officer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P00933UF.  Full consideration date of Dec. 26. Closes Jan. 9.

Education Program Assistant 2 – The Division of Outreach & Engagement and the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service invites applications for a (.80 FTE) Education Program Assistant 2 (EPA2).  This position will be located in Madras, Oregon.  Posting# P00656CT.  Closes Dec. 27.

The Graduate School is seeking a Graduate Program Analyst. This is a part-time (.5 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.  This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting Number: P00908UF.  Closes Dec. 27.

NEW! The Oregon State University (OSU) Vice President for Research Office invites applications for a full time Fiscal Coordinator-1 position. The Fiscal Coordinator provides fiscal and administrative support to the units and the Centers & Institutes within the Research Office in areas requiring fiscal and/or administrative support in the areas of accounting, financial analysis/reporting, business procedures, and budgeting.  Posting # P00676CT.  Closes Dec. 28.

NEW! Human Resources Retirement Officer – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Human Resources Retirement Officer. Posting # P00935UF. Closes Dec. 31.

Faculty Research Assistant-Viticulture, OSU-Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center in Central Point, OR invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Faculty Research Assistant.  Posting # P00845UF  Closes Dec. 31.

 Accountant 1 – The Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position.  Posting #P00529CT.  Closes Dec. 31.

NEW! Web Developer – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Web Developer who works as part of the Course Development and Training team, collaborates with faculty, administrators and other clients to design and develop instructional technology and other web-based educational resources for courses and modules. This position designs, develops, tests, implements, and maintains web and multimedia applications. Posting # P00672CT. Closes Jan 2.

Administrative Program Assistant – Biological & Ecological Engineering/Water Resources Graduate Program is seeking to fill one full-time APA Position. Posting #P00654CT. Closes Jan. 2.

NEW! Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one full-time, 10-month, Cook 1 position.  Posting # P00680CT.  Closes Jan. 3.

NEW! Coordinator– Associated Students of Oregon State invite applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, ASOSU SafeRide Coordinator position. Posting #P00878UF. Closes Jan. 3, 2017.

UPDATED! Director- Student Transformative Learning – The Office of Student Affairs Research, Evaluation and Planning in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Director- Student Transformative Learning. Posting # P00934UF. Closes Jan. 3.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Medical Aide, Posting #P00653CT.  Closes Jan. 3.

NEW! Academic Advisor –  College of Engineering, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering is seeking applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head. Posting #P00937UF.  Closes Jan. 8.

NEW! Academic Advisor –  College of Engineering, School of Civil & Construction Engineering (CCE) is seeking application for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head. Posting # P00930UF.  Closes Jan. 9.

NEW! Student Care Coordinator – The Dean of Students, in Corvallis. Invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Student Care Coordinator, Post # P00938UF. Closes Jan. 16.

Assistant or Associate Professor in the Energy Systems Engineering Program.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9 month Assistant or Associate Professor in the Energy Systems Engineering Program.  Posting # P00898UF.  Full consideration Jan. 15, 2017. Closes Jan. 31, 2017.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Crop/Soil Extension Field Facility office at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position. This position will be located in Klamath Falls.  Posting # P00927UF.  Closes Jan. 19.

NEW! The Office of Admissions is seeking an Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P00943UF. Closes Jan. 23.

Memorial Union Events Support Staff – This recruitment will be used to fill 10-15 part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Support Services positions with the Memorial Union at Oregon State University. Mandatory training will begin approximately week 6 of Winter term. Posting #P01228SE. Closes Jan. 23, 2017. http://mu.oregonstate.edu/guestservices/job-application.

Memorial Union Information Desk- This recruitment will be used to fill 5-10 part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Support Services positions with the Memorial Union at Oregon State University. Mandatory training will begin approximately week 6 of Winter term. Posting # P01229SE. Close Jan. 23, 2017. http://mu.oregonstate.edu/guestservices/job-application

NEW! Faculty Research Assistant-Plant Pathology, OSU-Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center in Central Point, OR invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Faculty Research Assistant.  Posting # P00947UF  Closes Jan 27.

NEW! Entomology Research Associate (Post Doc) – The Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Hood River, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, Research Associate (Post Doc), for entomology research on pears and cherries, and to provide outreach to local producers.  Posting #P00906UF http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/35537The closing date is Jan. 31, 2017.

Instructor – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a part-time (vary FTE), 9-month, Instructor Pool, to teach courses in Applied Ecology of Managed Ecosystems (HORT 318) winter 2017, and Floriculture and Greenhouse Systems course (HORT 351) spring 2017.  Posting # P00881UF. Closes March 15, 2017.

 The Education Opportunities Program invites applications for a part-time (0.25 FTE), 9 month, Fixed-Term Writing Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P00704UF. Closes June 15, 2017.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Academic Wage Staff Auditor – The University Shared Services Enterprises in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.75 FTE) hourly, 12-month Academic Wage Staff Auditor , Post # P00166AW. Closes June 30, 2017.

Academic Wage (Transcribers in Training) – The Department of Disability Access Services at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) hourly, 9-month Academic Wage (Transcribers in Training), Post # P00140AW, Closes June 30, 2017.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for Student Services Coordinator. This position is responsible for operations and implementation of high impact programs and initiatives within Student Services including; International Student Orientation, Special Programs, assessment, and other student services efforts which impact the student experience. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=18104&lang=en_US&source=CC2

The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an Application Support Analyst to help manage organizational reports and train users of the Foundation’s constituent relationship management system (CRM)  The ideal candidate for this position is an innovative thinker with an understanding of how people learn. To apply visit:  Http://www.osufoundation.org.

Student Assistant: Interactive Media & Video: The OSU Foundation seeks an energetic and creative Oregon State student with a passion for visual storytelling to join our communications team as an assistant in interactive media and video. This paid student position provides the opportunity to increase your knowledge of interactive communications while building your professional portfolio. Assignments will include creating videos and animated graphics as well as managing digital assets. In general, assignments will tell the story of how donor support enables amazing things to happen at OSU—from creating scholarships, to recruiting top faculty, to building new facilities—and ultimately makes the world a better place. To apply, visit the OSU Foundation website at http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=4481

Weather

Corvallis: “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” ~ Charles Dickens. Rain and clearing most of the week, highs in the 40s, lows in the 30s. A rainy Christmas is expected.

Central Oregon: Rain in the beginning of the week, with some clearing and then a chance of snow showers toward the end of the week. Snow showers likely over the holiday weekend.

Newport: Rain most of the week, highs in the upper 40s, lows in the lower 40s. Rain likely this weekend.

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

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