OSU Today

Monday, April 3, 2017

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.

Faculty ‘diversity statements’ are called threats to academic freedom (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Steve Clark, a spokesman for Oregon State University, one of the public colleges named in the report, issued a statement that called the report biased and noted that Oregon State’s use of diversity statements drew overwhelming support in a vote by its Faculty Senate.

The hunt for undiscovered drugs at the bottom of the sea (Gizmodo)

“The metabolism of the organisms at the deep sea vents are so different in the way that they use metals” in their energy-producing chemical reactions, McPhail, a professor in Oregon State’s College of Pharmacology, told Gizmodo. “The byproducts are surely different molecules than what we have in the terrestrial biome” here on land.

Warming temperatures could lead to coffee crisis — study (NewsHub)

Enjoy your morning coffee today – it might be harder to get if warm temperatures keep going. New research from Oregon State University (OSU) shows even short heatwaves mean Coffea Arabica plants – the most common coffee plant – render them unable to produce flowers and fruit. (see also Digital Journal)

Nonprofit wants to help East Portland residents build wealth through strip mall (Oregonian)

David Rothwell, an assistant professor at Oregon State University who studies poverty, said Mercy Corps’ approach is an innovative one that’s likely to attract national attention if it works.

How safe are major Oregon colleges and universities? (KATU) 

An online tool from the U.S. Department of Education allows you to compare crime data at four different postsecondary schools at a time. KATU used it to compare the four biggest colleges in Oregon and got an expert’s opinion on what the statistics really mean in terms of student safety.

Trump’s budget a ‘deep concern’ for Oregon’s research universities (Oregonian)

Robotics research at Oregon State University could be slowed down, and a maritime education program that provides a vital connection to coastal communities would be all but eliminated under Trump’s proposal.

 Your cat doesn’t hate you, Oregon State scientists say (Oregonian)

Then there’s the second camp: These folks try to steer clear of dastardly cats. They may even wonder if their cat hates them. Turns out they don’t, according to researchers from Oregon State University. (see also Washington Post, Daily Mail)

OSU hires new diversity officer (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University has named Charlene Alexander its chief diversity officer. (see also The Daily News)

Warming drives Alaskan glacier to its lowest point in 900 years (New Scientist)

Anders Carlson at Oregon State University and his colleagues have put the current ebb in the historical context of the past millennium, during which human contributions to climate change weren’t always so high.

Fossilized tick carrying pathogens in mammalian blood cells discovered in 15-million-year-old amber (Entomology Today)

The finding “shows that ticks have been vectoring protozoan pathogens for millions of years and that humans and other animals infected today with piroplasmic diseases like human Babesiosis, which is considered an emerging disease, acquired the pathogens from ticks feeding on wild mammals, especially monkeys,” says George Poinar, Ph.D., author of the research paper and an entomologist at Oregon State University.

Why is hydrogen the most common element in the universe? (Live Science)

To answer this question, “we need to go back to the Big Bang,” said May Nyman, a professor of chemistry at Oregon State University.

Oregon residents who identify as neither man nor woman granted non-binary gender status (Oregonian)

Nicholas recently became the third person in Oregon to be granted a non-binary status. Nicholas does not identify as a woman or a man, and now has legal paperwork that reflects that. (see also Register-Guard)

Teaching and Learning Spotlight: Demian Hommel (LIFE@OSU)

This month’s featured faculty member is Demian Hommel, instructor of geography in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.

Private prison study (Think Out Loud)

Oregon State University professor Brett Burkhardt joins us to talk about private prisons and how they’re evolving. Since Donald Trump was elected president, private prison stocks have skyrocketed.

What Do We Love Too Much to Lose? (Terra)

A Call to Life: Variations on a Theme of Extinction— combines musical performance with spoken word. Kathleen Dean Moore (emeritus Distinguished Professor of Philosophy) and Rachelle McCabe (concert pianist and OSU Professor of Music) have performed it up and down the West Coast and as far abroad as Hawaii and Calgary. They will give another performance at 7 pm, Friday, April 7 at the LaSells Stewart Center’s Austin Auditorium.

We should all care about Sea Grant (Huffington Post)

A piece by OSU’s Susan Shaw.

Skin and bones (Gazette-Times)

Konstantinidis is the curator of vertebrates for Oregon State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and this is his kingdom: a small room in the basement of Nash Hall filled with cabinets packed with about 10,000 stuffed birds and another 10,000 mammal specimens. Next door is the Oregon State Ichthyology Collection, which houses more than 300,000 preserved fish specimens.

‘Mass timber’ in Oregon’s future, speaker predicts (Capital Press)

Meanwhile, Oregon State University’s College of Forestry and College of Engineering have formed a partnership with the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts. A new facility at OSU, called the TallWood Design Institute, will be the nation’s first research collaborative that focuses exclusively on the advancement of structural wood products.

The dog turds lurking on our trails (High Country News)

As a student employee at the McDonald Research Forest, seven miles from Corvallis and one of seven research forests run by Oregon State University, I was sometimes given the task of tugging such stinking bags from receptacles and heaving them into the bed of a pickup truck.

OSU to host art exhibition from collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University will host “Cultural Conversations,” an exhibition of prints from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Schnitzer Family Foundation, April 3 through May 3 on the Corvallis campus.

Rescuers save some, but not all, animals from Polk farm (Statesman Journal)

Two of the goats from Dovey’s farm were pregnant and taken to Oregon State University’s veterinary school for special treatment. A handful of horses and llamas remained at the muddy property on Pedee Creek Road on Tuesday. They crowded around a bale of hay and munched away.

Brown sacks majority of DEQ oversight commission (East Oregonian)

The new nominees are Kathleen George, a member of the Grande Ronde Tribal Council; Wade Mosby, a founding member of the Forest Stewardship Council; and Molly Kile, an associate professor at Oregon State University. If confirmed by the Senate April 26, they will start their new positions May 3.

Rangeland researchers advise smaller cows for better herd results (Ag Info)

A recent interdisciplinary research team from several Land Grant University recently released study results that showed that breeding smaller cows could ease pressure on an increasingly drought-prone range. Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Livestock and Range Extension Agent Leticia Henderson says.

OSU librarian Kelly McElroy wins major awards (LIFE@OSU)

Kelly McElroy of Oregon State University has been named one of the 50 Movers and Shakers for 2017 among the world’s librarians by Library Journal magazine.

2017’s most and least stressed states (Wallet Hub)

Featuring OSU’s David Rothwell, assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences.


Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The entire month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join the sexual assault awareness programming committee for a month of events, including phone banking representatives on Oregon laws relating to survivors, a day of survivor healing, a theater of consent workshop put on by University of Oregon’s Sexual Wellness Team and more! Find out more information at https://www.facebook.com/osuwomenscenter/?ref=bookmarks

Gilfillan lecture: Robert Mason, integrative biology professor and a nationally recognized scientist will deliver the 2017 F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture on April 3, at 7 p.m.  Mason’s public lecture “The Garden of Eden revisited: What can we learn from snakes, sex and scents,” will acquaint audiences with Mason’s extraordinary research discoveries during his 35-year career. RSVP and other details: http://impact.oregonstate.edu/2017/03/gilfillan-lecture-garden-eden-revisited/

Upcoming events

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

NEW! Faculty/Staff FREE Nutrition Counseling The OSU dietetic interns are offering free nutrition counseling sessions to faculty and staff.  Appointments are available on Friday April 7 at noon or 1 p.m.; April 21 at noon or 1 p.m.,; and May 19 at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.  Can count towards your HEM requirement!  Email michelle.bump@oregonstate.edu to schedule your appointment.

NEW! OSU Day at the Capitol: OSU Day at the Capitol is one of the most visible advocacy days in Salem and reminds legislators of OSU’s role as one of only two land-, sea-, sun- and space-grant universities in the country. Don your orange and black and join us on April 20 as Beaver Nation descends on the Capitol in Salem. Meet with your legislators, tell your OSU story, network with fellow Beavs, and celebrate OSU’s programs and achievements. There will be activities in the Galleria, performances by the OSU Meistersingers and ROTC Color Guard, Capitol Tour, photos with Benny, a reception, and more! Boxed lunches are available for those who register by April 11. Register now! Contact Karli Olsen (karli.olsen@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

Save the Date! President Edward J. Ray invites you to join him in welcoming Edward Feser, OSU’s new Provost and Executive Vice President, at a reception for the campus community. Enjoy free food and drink while you meet the Provost on Friday, April 7 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Memorial Union lounge. For questions, contact events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717.

Bring Your Kids to Campus Day will be taking place on April 14. In coordination with the national Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day, Bring Your Kids to Campus Day is designed with the idea to help promote the value of a college education as well as share with our children the fun and exciting place where we are fortunate to work and attend classes. This year’s schedule is packed with even more fun activities that you won’t want to miss! To view a schedule of the day visit http://childcare.oregonstate.edu/byktcd and register for the day! For questions contact erika.woosley@oregonstate.edu or call us at 541-737-4906.

Family Business Day 2017 – Join us Friday, April 14 for Family Business Day in Austin Hall, noon – 3 p.m. Whether or not you are from a family business, understanding privately-held enterprises helps you become more competitive as a business owner, executive, or as a financial adviser. Register here or visit http://business.oregonstate.edu/familybusinessonline/family-business-day

University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence celebration and luncheon: Outreach and engagement is an essential element of OSU’s land grant mission. Learn about 15 award-winning projects involving nine colleges and six campus units; many project teams include OSU students. The event is April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Lunch is $20. Register now.

Pet Day and Fun Run: The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting their annual Pet Day and 5K Fun Run May 6. Register before April 18 and get a free t-shirt (or purchase one at the race). For more information go to getmeregistered.com/OSUPetDay5K. Registration is $20. Check-in time is 7:30-9 a.m. Dogs (on leash) are welcome.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing seminar: Noah Fierer, University of Colorado Boulder, will present a seminar “Searching for simplicity amidst the complexity of the soil microbiome” on Wednesday, April 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

NEW! Critical Questions Lecture Series: Catherine Keyser will lecture on, “Changing Color in the Chocolate Factory: Roald Dahl and Race” on Wednesday, April 5 at 4 p.m. in MU 206. Catherine Keyser is an associate professor of English and a Peter and Bonnie McCausland Fellow at the University of South Carolina.

NEW! Lecture by Glenn Harcourt and art demonstration by artist Lisa Temple-Cox. Glenn Harcourt is an art historian and writer. His academic specialization is North European Renaissance through Baroque and writes about the history of art and visual culture. Temple-Cox is currently involved in a body of work which explores several themes concerned with identity and consciousness. Wednesday, April 5, 4 p.m. SCARC (Library Special Collections Reading Room).

NEW! Spring 2017 HWeekend – Impact Oregon: HWeekend returns April 22-23. This free hardware development competition, sponsored by the College of Engineering, College of Business, and InnovationX, brings students of all levels and majors together with industry and faculty mentors to create something new. Students work together in teams to create a marketable project they can demonstrate and pitch to judges at the end of the weekend. The theme for this event is Impact Oregon. More info: webpagevideo. Application deadline: April 5.

NEW! Academic Technology Webinar: Digital Story-Telling for Learning. Creating even a basic interactive book requires choosing relationships among elements of content.  Students tasked with expressing their learning by creating an interactive story/book must decide how to organize and connect learned information.  This session covers the technologies and techniques of interactive book creation as well as methods for evaluating student work. With Jon Dorbolo and Ed Ostrander. Friday April 7, 1-1:30 p.m.  Register here. For more information contact Jon Dorbolo.

NEW! Forest regeneration: Registration is now open for the international conference on Forest Regeneration in Changing Environments that will be held July 11-13 in Corvallis. We have accepted abstracts from participants all over the world. With quality keynote speakers and presenters, a banquet, and some great field tour options, this conference is not to be missed! Special rates for Students and Post-doctoral researchers. For more information, or to register, please see the event website.

Tuesday Teaching Talks: Whether you have already participated in some, none, or all the talks you are welcome to join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in these teaching workshops. Certificates are provided to those who complete at least eight sessions. On April 4, we will focus on Creating a Climate Conducive to Learning. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 & 2. No need to register – just come on by! Learn more here. Contact us here.

Oregon Season Tracker Training: OSU Extension citizen science program observing and reporting precipitation and seasonal plant changes like leaf bud break at an observation site at your home, farm or woodland.  Participants take a self-paced online training at home (approx. 2 hrs) and then attend one classroom hands-on session to practice protocols, ask questions, and pick up you rain gauge. Visit the Oregon Season Tracker website to learn more. Classroom sessions: Tuesday April 4, in Wren, 6 – 8 p.m. Cost: $40 per family sharing materials/$30 for Linn County residents requesting a LCEA grant discount. To register  online. Contact Jody.Einerson@oregonstate.edu

The North American Truffling Society meeting: Speaker will be Dan Luoma, Assistant Professor, Senior Research Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University.  He will present “Plants that Eat Truffles for Lunch,” describing the fascinating interactions between forest plants and their associated mushroom and truffle fungi.  Dan will give special attention to those plants without chlorophyll that depend on truffle forming fungi to meet their nutritional needs. Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Cordley Hall, Room 2087.

Public health course in Portland: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is offering the public and OSU alumni a new course titled Certified Northwest: A Course in Public Health. It will be taught by college faculty and will highlight public health issues important for all Oregonians, such as disaster preparedness, health care policy, nutrition, cross-cultural communication and more. The course will be held from 6-7:50 p.m. April 3 through June 12 in the Collaborative Life Science Building at 2730 SW Moody Ave. in Portland. Registration ($99 with discount for OSU alumni) will be available throughout the course, which is offered via PACE. Learn more and register on PACE’s site.

Teaching Triads: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in this spring’s professional learning community (PLC). Teaching Triads is designed to engage trios of faculty around structured teaching observations and intellectual coaching. Through reciprocal observations, feedback, and dialogue participants collaboratively address questions, needs, and opportunities in the enhancement of teaching. The work is supportive, formative, voluntary and NOT evaluative. This hyflex PLC runs April 13 – June 15 and has live sessions on Thursdays at 12:30. This PLC is also offered to off-site teachers. Extended MOU submission date April 3. Download the MOU.

Smart Cycling class, April 15 & 16: Build confidence for riding safely in traffic and performing basic bike maintenance.  Two day course on campus and local streets. Fees range from $50 to $100 based on ability to pay. Several full scholarships are available for Oregon State students.  Registration is through Jay Thatcher, League Cycling Instructor, silent.ride@yahoo.com or (541) 758-9333.

Provost’s Lecture: FREE tickets for the April 18 Provost’s Lecture Series with Maya Lin be available to all OSU faculty, staff and students beginning Monday, March 13 at 8 a.m. If any tickets are still available, the general public can download free tickets beginning Monday, March 20 at 8 a.m. The lecture is on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center’s Austin Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Book signing following the program. To download your free ticket, visit communications.oregonstate.edu/events/maya-lin. For more information or accommodate for disabilities contact University Events at 541-737-4717 or events@oregonstate.edu.

PDX Talks – Portland Certified Northwest Speakers’ Series Features OSU Faculty. In the Portland area? Check out research-driven, health-focused talks on sleep, stress, aging and more. Series begins April 3 – lock in free admission with this exclusive link.

Last Chance to Register for OSU’s Accelerated HR Certification Test Preparation. Secure your Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification this year with OSU’s test prep program. Register now.

OSU Web Development and Coding Online Certificate Series. Gain career-ready skills in weeks with our affordable 6-8 week boot camp-style program, starting April 3. Learn more.

OSU’s Popular Permaculture Design Certificate Program Returns in April. Amazing 10-week online program focuses on truly sustainable, climate-specific landscape design in both urban and rural environments – ideal for pros, homeowners and more. Learn more. 

OSU Project Management Boot Camp in Portland. Learn project management essentials as you work on a challenging real-world project in a team setting. Learn more.

Take Note 

NEW! Library faculty member is honored as a Mover and Shaker among the world’s librarians: Kelly McElroy of OSU Libraries and Press is being honored as one of the 50 Movers and Shakers for 2017 among the world’s librarians by Library Journal magazine. McElroy is the student engagement and community outreach librarian at OSU Libraries.

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Program for Summer 2017 and Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2017-18. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. Program description and application:  Click on this LINK for the application process.  Deadline approaching, Monday, April 10, 5 p.m.  Information email – Incentive.programs@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Students can complete a business minor in the summer: Oregon State now offers students the opportunity to complete a minor in business and entrepreneurship in just two short summers, which will help them stand out among their peers. Classes are offered both on campus and online during summer term, allowing students to mix and match to meet their needs. Learn more at summer.oregonstate.edu/business, and share this information with students in your field.

NEW! Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Workplace Violence Every day, we see workplace violence in the news. However, reports and statistical analysis of workplace violence document that it is not the leading cause of fatalities in the workplace.  Still, in case it should occur, being prepared and knowing how to respond to violence in the workplace is important Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics.

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 by reminding manager/supervisors to keep the links to accident reporting saved on their computer for quick access at the time of any accident. Remind your employees of their duty to report all accidents, injuries, and work-related illnesses within 24 hours. For more information on accident reporting, visit http://risk.oregonstate.edu/workerscomp

Faculty awards: The deadline for the below awards selected by the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committees has been extended to April 4. The online award forms can be accessed at the bottom of each of the individual awards description at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/individual-awards. NOTE: Regardless of the deadline indicated online, the correct submission deadline is April 4, 2017.The deadline has been extended for the following awards: Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award, Faculty Innovator Award, Industry Partnering Award, International Service Award, D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award, OSU Academic Advising Award, OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship, OSU Outreach and Engagement Award, OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award, Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award, Promising Scholar Award, Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award, Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award, and Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award.

Registration for STEM Academy’s Elementary School AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) Club for 3rd-5th graders is OPEN: Club meets on Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45pm, at Garfield Elementary School, from April 18–May 16. Topics: Chemistry, Computer Science, Microbiology, Simple and Powered Machines, and “Brain Gym”. Undergraduate women studying science and engineering at OSU will lead and be mentors for the clubs. Cost is $75. Scholarships available. To register, please visit: https://apps.ideal-logic.com/stemacademy. For information, please visit: http://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club-girls. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu.

STEM Academy is hosting a broad range of STEM Summer Day Camps from mid-June through mid-August for students who will be entering 3rd – 12th grades in the Fall of 2017. Topics include: Computing, Biochemistry, Engineering, Computational Biology, Lego Robotics, Materials Science of Ceramics, Forestry, 3D Printing, Wildlife Science, Bioinformatics, Video Game Design, Bioenergy, and Minecraft. For more information, or to register online, please visit http://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Scholarships available  for many of our camps.

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, April 7.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the Summer/Fall 2017 course fees for certain field trips and courses before they become effective on April 16.  The proposed fees can be reviewed at the Valley Library circulation desk.  Comments should be directed to Susan Barba at susan.barba@oregonstate.edu.

Traffic and Maintenance


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

Insurance Specialist- Office Assistant 2.  Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Insurance Specialist.  Posting P00837CT.  Closes April 3.

Administrative Program Assistant.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Admin Program Assistant position, as a Coordinator of Educational Placement.  Posting # P00843CT.  Full consideration April 5. Closes April 7.   

Instructor – Education.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month position as Instructor in Education.  This position is in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, with focus on the secondary level.  Posting # P01117UF.  The full consideration date is April 3. Closes April 5.   

Office Specialist 2.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Office Specialist 2 position, as a Customer Service/Admissions Specialist.  Posting # P00834CT.  Closes April 6.

Analyst, Budget & Resource Planning – The Office of Budget and Fiscal Planning in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Analyst, Budget & Resource Planning, Posting # P01111UF, Full Consideration date April 3. Closes April 7.

NEW! Human Resources Consultant 1 – Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term, 12-month Human Resources Consultant 1 (HRC1) serving the College of Forestry and College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Posting #P01160UF. Full Consideration: April 7. Closes April 14.

Outreach Program Coordinator – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University is seeking an Outreach Program Coordinator. This is a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. The position will be located in John Day, Oregon. Reappointment will be at the discretion of the Regional Administrator for Eastern Oregon and the Extension Service Assistant Director, OSU Open Campus and Innovation.  Posting# P01155UF.  Closes April 9.

Billing Assistant- Administrative Program Assistant.  Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Billing Assitant.  Posting #P00845CT.  Closes April 10.

Transfer Transitions Advisor: The Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) is seeking a Transfer Transitions Advisor.  This is a full-time (1.0) 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position.  Posting # P01151UF.  Closes April 12.

The Graduate School is seeking a Student Success Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting # P01148UF. Closes April 14, full-consideration date of April 12.

NEW! Employee Relations Officer – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Employee Relations Officer. Posting # P01171UF. Closes April 13.

NEW! Coordinator Oregon Master Beekeeper and Pollinator Health Outreach.  The Department of Horticulture is seeking a Coordinator Oregon Master Beekeeper and Pollinator Health Outreach, a state-wide educational program for beekeepers of all levels. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Posting # P01169UF http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/40948To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 13.  The closing date is April 23.

NEW! The Writing Center is seeking a Writing Center Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01168UF. Closes April 14.

NEW! Supplemental Instruction Coordinator – The Academic Success Center is seeking a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Coordinator. This is a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, unclassified position reporting to the Director of the Academic Success Center (ASC) within the Division of Undergraduate Studies. The SI Coordinator coordinates and provides leadership for the Academic Success Center’s SI program. The SI Coordinator is responsible for supervision of SI Leaders, management of daily operations, program assessment and strategic planning, and communication and collaboration with the OSU community.

Posting # P01166UF. Closes April 14.

NEW! The College of Education is seeking an Academic Advisor and Outreach Specialist. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting # P01136UF. Closes April 14.

Instructor – Counselor Education.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Counselor Education Instructor.  The successful candidate will be a counselor educator to teach in our graduate program in Counselor Education.  Posting # P01129UF.  Full consideration April 14. Closes April 17.  

Associate Dean.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Associate Dean.  This is an Administrator 1 level, tenured administrator.  The Associate Dean will assist the OSU-Cascades Dean of Academic Affairs in leading the campus through a period of rapid enrollment growth, significant campus transition, and the expansion of academic programs.  Posting # P01139UF. Full consideration April 14. Closes April 18.

NEW! The Academic Success Center is seeking a Supplemental Instruction Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01166UF. Closes April 14.

Instructor – Hospitality Management.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Hospitality Management Instructor position.  The successful candidate will have the important role of bringing hospitality experience and teaching practices to the new Hospitality Management program at OSU-Cascades.  Posting # P01141UF. Full consideration April 15. Closes April 17.  

Seasonal Custodians: Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking Seasonal Custodians. These positions will be a part of the Operations unit providing custodial services that ensure a clean, healthy and presentable environment in all UHDS facilities. Custodians are committed to the overall success and satisfaction of UHDS students, customers, clients and guests and demonstrate this commitment through the work that they perform. This is a seasonal position anticipated to begin May 22, 2017 and end mid-September 2017. Posting # P00810CT. Closes April 16.

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Oregon State University invites applications and nominations for the Director of the School of Language, Culture, and Society (SLCS). The Director leads a unique school of learners, teachers, and scholars in the continuing development of its shared vision. The Director supervises the School’s academic programs (Anthropology; College Student Services Administration; Ethnic Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and World Languages and Cultures) and serves as chief administrative officer and advocate for the school as a whole. This is a full-time (1.0), 12-month tenured administrator position. Posting # P01152UF. For full consideration, please apply by April 17. Closes June 16.

Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management 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 # P01145UF. Closes April 17.

Registered Nurse- Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month RN1.  Posting #P00841CT.  Closes April 24.

Faculty Research Assistant – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University is seeking an Faculty Research Assistant with the Juntos program beginning May 1, 2017 (with the potential for a second year renewal depending on the availability of funds). This is a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position.  Posting# P01161UF.  Closes April 28.

Student Outreach Assistant – The Career Development Center in Corvallis. Invites applications for 4 part-time (a maximum of 12 hours per week) hourly, 12-month Student Outreach Assistant, Posting  # P01870SE, Closes April 28.

NEW! Collegiate Recovery Specialist: Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Collegiate Recovery Specialist, Posting #P01163UF.  Closes May 3.

 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.

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. Posting #P00597UF, Closes June 15.

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, Posting #P00598UF. Closes June 15.

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, Posting #P00599UF. Closes June 15.

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, Posting #P00600UF. Closes June 15.

Assessment Analyst – The Office of Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assessment Analyst position. Posting # P01071UF. Posting closes on June 30.

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), Posting # P00140AW. Closes June 30.

Assessment Analyst: OSU’s Office of Academic Programs, Assessment &  Accreditation (APAA) is seeking an Assessment Coordinator and Analyst. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The analyst will provide support in data collection and analytic support for campus wide assessment activities and projects with a primary emphasis on program and student learning assessment. Interested parties should apply to posting # P01071UF, closing date TBD.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Development in the College of Engineering. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful major gift fundraising with strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent the interest and fundraisings priorities of the college. https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ozoP4fwA&s=OSU_Today

The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an Administrative Assistant in Development.  The ideal person will have the capacity to help keep support functions running efficiently and look for new and creative ways to increase productivity. https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o1MP4fwq&s=OSU_Today


Corvallis: “I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” ~ Albert Einstein. Patchy frost and then sunny, high of 59, low of 38. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 55, low of 30. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly sunny, high of 55, low of 41. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

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

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