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Monday, May 1, 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.

Smart and Squishy Robots (American Scientist)

Building robots that are entirely soft requires the development of new components from valves to circuits, as well as ways to control deformable arms. Roboticists at Oregon State University are leading research into making robots completely soft.

Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, and humanity finally found it (Yahoo)

“Bacteria will develop resistance to any one antibiotic or antimicrobial given enough time,” says Dr. Bruce Geller, a professor of microbiology at Oregon State University. “Because they’ve had a 4 billion year head start in the evolution of mechanisms to adapt to changing environments, they’re very, very good at getting around any antimicrobial they might encounter.”

Evolution’s quick pace affects ecosystem dynamics (The Scientist)

In 2008, Mike Blouin’s group at Oregon State University, along with NOAA researchers at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Washington State, published a study that provided evidence that fish were adapting to captivity in ways that made them less fit when released into the natural environment.

Oregon pushes for wooden skyscrapers to revive timer industry (Oregonian)

Lech Muszynski, an associate professor at Oregon State University’s forestry school, was once a doubter for different reasons.

 Historic photos, documents of Oregon conservationists digitized, will tour state (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University has collaborated on a digital project that is making 40 years of Oregon wildlife conservation photos and documents available to the general public. (see also Statesman Journal)

Want to feel better about life? Get out in nature (The Journal – Ireland)

New research at Oregon State University empirically demonstrates that a variety of mechanisms for engaging nature significantly contribute to a person’s overall well-being.

Forest full circle (Register-Guard)

Ducks do fly north on occasion. And so, we flew the coop for a few hours to Oregon State University’s McDonald Research Forest. Here, the Peavy Arboretum area features an extensive collection of native trees and shrubs, and the network of trails — 26 miles of trails to be exact — offers recreation seekers the full benefit of what OSU forestry students learn to discern among the habitats of oak woodlands, forest plantations, riparian areas and old-growth reserves.

Oregon study shows taking out juniper trees benefits sage grouse (Capital Press)

“We hope to carry this 10 years out,” said Christian Hagen, a research faculty member with OSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. “Sage grouse is still an upland bird, it’s susceptible to the mood swings of Mother Nature.”

Conflict brewing between oyster farm, Tillamook dairies (Daily Astorian)

Reducing the amount of manure on fields would basically mean decreasing the number of dairy cows in the region, said Troy Downing, an Oregon State University dairy specialist.

Promoting physical safety programs and education on college campuses (Just Means)

In the latest chapter of the President to President series, Dr. Edward Ray, president of Oregon State University, explains how to combat a negative campus culture through programs focused on students’ safety and security. Oregon State University’s initiatives include the on-campus Alcohol, Drug and Violence Prevention Center, which addresses drug and alcohol abuse and supports those who are recovering from it.

Agrobiodiversity: The living library (Nature)

At Oregon State University in Corvallis, vegetable breeder and geneticist Jim Myers is also creating more-nutritious tomatoes. He has bred purple tomatoes that are rich in antioxidants called anthocyanins. Tomato breeders have been trying to generate an anthocyanin-rich variety from various wild species, including Solanum lycopersicoides, Solanum peruvianum, Solanum chilense and S. cheesmaniae, for half a century, with little success. The one variety produced from these efforts, the Purple Smudge, was created in the 1950s and only weakly expresses anthocyanin-producing genes.

Oregon State researcher Wang has died (Good Fruit Grower)

Dr. Yan Wang, who led postharvest physiology research at Oregon State University, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27. His age was not immediately available Friday.

Crane flies infest Oregon lawns after long rainy season (Oregonian)

“Some years are worse than others for crane fly infestations,” said Alec Kowalewski, turfgrass specialist for Oregon State University Extension Service. “Because of the especially wet fall and spring, they are bad this year.”

Connecting the dots: OSU researchers unravel mystery of beetle not seen in 30 years (Gazette-Times)

Every week, Richard Van Driesche travels to Jefferson to help his parents maintain their home. But when he cleans out the filter, instead of tossing the buildup, the Oregon State University entomologist brings a sample back to the lab.

Plant sale raises thousands for OSU Extension (KVAL)

The event is a part of an Oregon State University Extension program that raises money to educate the public about gardening. (see also Register-Guard)

News roundtable (Think Out Loud)

We talk to Christopher McKnight Nichols, Doug Badger and Sarah Iannarone about some of the big stories this week on our news roundtable.

Event explores links between Marys Peak, OSU (Gazette-Times)

“The OSU/Marys Peak Connection: 1870-2017″ will feature OSU archivists Michael Dicianna and Karl McCreary presenting forgotten research, educational programs, social events and official documents that have tied Oregon State University to the wonders of Mary Peak.


NEW! Business Data Analytics Essentials program. Learn how to 10x business results by harnessing data to find insights and make more informed and strategic decisions, starting May 1.  Learn more.

NEW! Labyrinth: An open Labyrinth Walk will be offered to the OSU community Monday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in MU Room #13 (multipurpose room on the ground floor level of the east wing of the MU).  This is a great way to claim some time to let go of the stress, find a focus, or experience a centering for your life and work.  Come and go as your schedule allows. Free.  Hosted by United Campus Ministry at Westminster House.

Public Seminar: Candidates for Department Head – Forest Engineering, Resources & Management, College of Forestry: We invite participation by our campus community in the selection of our new department head, and hope you will attend their public presentations and reception. Information on the candidates, their schedule of activities, and the evaluation form can be found online. The public seminars will be recorded and posted online: Jim Gan: Monday, May 1, 10-11:30 a.m., Richardson 107; Katy Kavanagh: Monday, May 8, 10-11:30 a.m., Richardson 107.

NEW! War Asylum – Silenced Aftermath of the War in Vietnam: In collaboration with the Hmong, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laos Student Associations, the APCC invites you to join us in a series of events to remember the impact of the Vietnam War and the progress of modern communities since its aftermath. 5 -7 p.m., May 1-5, Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. May 1, Refugee Crisis Kick-off; May 2, Genocide and Dispersion w/ Hmong at OSU; May 3,  Handle on Chemical Warfare w/ Vietnamese Student Association; May 4, Born from Survivors w/ Cambodian Student Association; May 5, Myths of Our Government w/ Laos Student Association. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/183922172128825/

NEW! May Day celebration, “A Change is Gonna Come:” Theater, Comedy, Readings…and a wee bit o’ song in celebration of workers everywhere on May 1. As well as signaling the rejuvenation that comes with Spring, May Day is recognized throughout the world as International Workers Day, in honor of the struggle for the 8 hour day and subsequent labor struggles, past and present, in the U.S. and elsewhere. May 1, 7 -8:30 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library community room. Brought to you by The Solidarity Action Network, a coalition of unions, social justice organizations, and community groups.

Upcoming events

NEW! David George Haskell reads from The Songs of the Trees: Over several years David Haskell visited a dozen trees, sitting with each to listen to its story. The trees are located in very different places – the Amazon rainforest, Shakerag Hollow in Sewanee, the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, a city park in Denver, an ancient hearth in Scotland. The Songs of the Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors is the story of his encounters. Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison, Corvallis.

NEW! Science-Climate-Art showcase and film screening:  Oregon State University‘s Department of Crop and Soil Science is hosting a free showing of “Between Earth and Sky” on 7 p.m., Thursday, May 4 at The LaSells Stewart Center. The film documents the effects of climate change on the soils, ecosystems, wildlife, and communities in Alaska. Additionally an art showcase will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., also at The LaSells Stewart Center. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/BetweenEarthAndSkyCorvallis

NEW! Flower sale: The OSU Horticulture Club will be selling Fuchsia baskets, mixed annual baskets, Beaver Bowls (nearly black and orange flowers) and Geraniums on Family Weekend Saturday, May 6 at the MU and the Beaver Store. All of you who have attended this event in the past know what a wild and mad rush it can be to get your plants. For the first time ever the OSU Hort Club will have a presale, the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Family weekend for the OSU community. Greenhouse #12 which is on the southeast corner of the greenhouse complex closest to Cordley Hall and Ag and Life Sciences will be our point of sale. Club representatives will be present from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

NEW! Integrative Biology open house: The department of Integrative Biology is hosting its second annual open house on May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Cordley Hall. Includes tours, activities and a silent auction. It is organized by the IB Graduate Student Association (IBGSA). The open house this year will take place during OSU’s Spring Family Weekend (Sunday, May 7). It will run 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and include tours and activities in several research labs. Enter Cordley through main east entrance near Bates Hall playground.

NEW! Art exhibit: “Portals – Gateways to the World:” A Corvallis Art Guild exhibit at the Guistina Gallery in The LaSells Stewart Center, May 2-30. Reception May 9, 6:30 p.m. The word “portals” encompasses many things and ideas. Portals can be: doors, windows and their views, gates, archways, etc. Portals can be more; books are portals to other worlds; faces are portals to other people, times and thoughts; old ruins, houses and gardens are portals to other times and other worlds.

CIAzumano Travel and Enterprise Joint Campus Outreach: CIAzumano Travel and Enterprise will be facilitating a joint campus outreach for those who support the campus community’s travel needs or travel on behalf of OSU. This outreach is schedule for May 2, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Memorial Union Ballroom, Ground Floor. For more information, please contact Donna Cain, donna.cain2@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-3423.

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.

Board of Trustees: The Academic Strategies Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting on Tuesday, May 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to discuss strategies to address high-risk behaviors. The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public may listen to the meeting by calling the toll-free number listed on the agenda. The MU Journey Room will also be open to the public as a site for listening to this meeting. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. If special accommodation is required, please contact Marcia Stuart at (541) 737-3449 or marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance. 

The Colorful World of Pigments: Join us to celebrate the magic of color through art and science on May 5. A series of fun, collaborative events for all ages to celebrate the impact of Oregon State scientist, Mas Subramanian’s YInMn blue on the world, on science, art, culture and industry.  Please RSVP.

Pet Day: Pet Day at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is holding a pet costume contest on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m. All species are welcome. Owners can dress up too! There will be prize baskets stuffed full of pet supplies and Beaver gear for first, second and third place winners! For more information or to pre-register, visit http://vetmed.oregonstate.edu/pet-day

Startup Showcase: Join us in this celebration of achievements and a new take on a traditional startup graduation event. Entrepreneurs from the OSU Advantage Accelerator/ RAIN Corvallis program will present their successes and companies live onstage May 10, at the ATAMI building on the HP Campus. This event is free and open to the public; register at Eventbrite here.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Research Assistant VP: The Research Office would like to invite you to campus forums for candidates for the position of Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity. These forums are open to all OSU students, staff and faculty and will include a presentation followed by a Q&A session. Anita Eisenstadt – B.A from University of Michigan and a J.D from Wayne State University Law School, May 22, 11 a.m.- noon, MU 206; Stacy Pritt – B.S from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, D.V.M. from Washington State University, M.B.A. from University of Phoenix, and M.S. from Amberton University, May 3, 11 a.m. – noon, MU 206; .Nancy Moody – B.A. from Washburn University, J.D. from Antioch School of Law, and M.A. from Loyola University, May 4, 11 a.m. – noon, MU 206.

NEW! Teach-In: The Alliance for a Socially Just University hosts its 2nd teach-in of the series “Towards a Socially Just University: Proposals, Ethics, and Actions” May 3, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., MU 208. Lunch served. More information.

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning workshop: Join us to explore tools and techniques to integrate online and classroom learning in your courses. Learn effective blended/hybrid teaching practices in this hands-on CTL workshop on Wednesday, May 3 1-2:30 p.m., in Milam 215. All faculty and GTA’s welcome. Please bring your laptop. Refreshments provided. Please register here.

NEW! Fake News speaker series: Trischa Goodnow will speak on Fake News is the New V.D.: Verbal Deception as a Means of Manipulation,” 3-4 p.m., May 3, Willamette Rooms, The Valley Library. The phrase verbal deception has been coined to better describe what has popularly become known as fake news.  OSU Professor Trischa Goodnow will discuss how fake news or verbal deception are being used in the current political climate to manipulate audiences, and the lecture will suggest a simple solution to the problem – logic and reason.

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: John Reinitz, University of Chicago, will present a seminar “From Drosophilidae to Sepsidae…and Back Again,” on Wednesday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

NEW! WRGP Spring Seminar Series. David Feldman, of the School of Social Ecology and the Department of Political Science, University of California, will present, “Can the 21st Century city be water sustainable? Lessons for an urban ecology of resilience from recent experience.” May 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Owen 103. Free and open to the public. Flyer.

NEW! Beautiful Science, Useful Art: Three Perspectives on Data Visualization: Ehren Pflugfelder (Rhetoric), Ben Dalziel (Integrative Biology), and Dan Rosenberg (History, University of Oregon) will explore the interdisciplinary connections of data visualization and its impact on how humans see information through short lectures. Wednesday, May 3, in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, 5th floor Valley Library. 4:30 p.m.: Exhibit tour 5 p.m.: Panel. Light refreshments.

NEW! Ecampus Faculty Forum: Take part in a showcase of excellence in online teaching and discover techniques you can use to improve your online courses on May 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The interactive sessions at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center feature your OSU colleagues sharing innovative teaching methods and course development best practices. Includes breakfast and lunch with lunchtime remarks by OSU President Edward J. Ray and Susan Capalbo, senior vice provost for Academic Affairs. Register by May 3.

NEW! Introduction to CORE: Members of the Business Intelligence Center will introduce new employees to the Cooperative Open Reporting Environment (CORE) system. The face-to-face session covers information about the development of CORE, data security, access roles, the system structure and the highlights for reports, features and functions. This course may also be helpful for users who access the system infrequently. Wednesday, May 10, 10 -11:30 a.m. The location for the introductory session is the 3622 Valley Library, Willamette Room East (3rd Floor). Preregistration is requested. If you have questions about the CORE training session, please contact Diana Lindsley or Karren Cholewinski for assistance.

NEW! 2017 Distinguished Professor Lectures: May 15: Join this year’s distinguished professors, Alan Mix, Distinguished Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at 1:30 p.m.for his lecture entitled “Past Dials Future: Potential Climate Tipping Points and their Impacts in a Warming World” and John Selker, Distinguished Professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering at 3:30 for his lecture entitled “Seeing Water Through Fresh Eyes”.  There will be a joint reception at 2:45 between the two lectures hosted by the Office of the Provost and the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Both lectures will be held in the MU Horizon Room and livestreamed on live.oregonstate.edu. For more information, http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/provost/distinguished-professor. For questions or accommodations for disabilities, events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717.

NEW! Free OSU Webinar. “Sneak Peek Into New NSF Proposal Course.” Only about 12% of applicants of the Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal (GRFP) get awarded. In this webinar, you can learn the steps needed to prepare a successful proposal. Sign up here for access.

NEW! OSU Web Development and Coding Online Certificate Series. Gain career-ready skills in weeks with our affordable 12-week boot camp-style program, starting May 1. Learn more.

Library workshops: OSU Libraries spring workshops this week include: Mendeley (May 2), Zotero (May 4) and Oral History Training (May 5). Registration is encouraged but not required. View all the offerings in the library’s spring workshop series at: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Tuesday Teaching Talks: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) every Tuesday for just-in-time-teaching workshops. Attend one or all. Certificates are provided to those who complete at least eight sessions. On May 2, Sue Theiss from the University Ombuds Office will share strategies to effectively Navigate Difficult Conversations and prevent harmful conversations from escalating, where ever they may arise. 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.

Academic Technology Lunchtime Webinar: How You Can Create a Successful Hybrid Course Join Cub Kahn (CTL) on Tuesday, May 2, noon to 12:30 p.m.   More than 270 OSU courses are hybrid, integrating a reduced amount of face-to-face class meeting time with significant online learning activity. This webinar will demonstrate effective methods for designing and teaching a hybrid course, and cover ways in which the Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technology can support your on-campus hybrid teaching efforts. Register for information on joining this free webinar. Questions? Email:  Cub.Kahn@oregonstate.edu

Seminar—Fixed Price Master’s from Georgia Tech: Nelson Baker, dean of Professional Education at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will speak on the background and development of the fixed price master’s degrees offered by Georgia Tech at 2 p.m. on Tuesday May 2, in the Hallie Ford Center seminar room. The Georgia Institute of Technology offers a two-year master’s degree in computer science (https://www.omscs.gatech.edu/ ) that can be earned entirely online — and costs less than $7,000. They partnered with Udacity, a for-profit provider of MOOC (massive open online course) education, and AT&T, which contributed $4 million in startup funding. The goal was to build a program that established corporate acceptance of high-quality and 100 percent online degrees as being on par with degrees received in traditional on-campus settings. They have more than 4,000 students currently enrolled.

State of the University, Bend: Join Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray for a review of the university’s accomplishments over the last year. President Ray will also highlight OSU-Cascades, the vision for an expanded campus that is integrated with the community, as well as the leadership, innovation and excellence Oregon State brings to Central Oregon. Wednesday, May 3, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Riverhouse on the Deschutes,  Register today.

The Horning Lecture Series Presents: The Material Body Conference – Kennewick Man The Ancient One and Repatriation- In February 2017, the 9000-year-old bones of the man known as “the Ancient One,” or, to scientists, “Kennewick Man” were buried at an undisclosed location on tribal lands near the Columbia River, where his remains had originally been found. Thus ended two decades of scientific debate and legal challenges, centered on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).   In this conference/workshop, three expert speakers will look at all sides of this debate and its outcome. Thursday, May 4, 1 – 4 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, Ag. Room

BennyBuy & DocuSign Listening Session: All who are currently involved in purchasing and payments for their departments or programs are encouraged to attend.  Join the BennyBuy (OSU’s new eProcurement System) and DocuSign project teams to learn about these new systems and to share your comments, questions and ideas. Thursday, May 4, 1– 2:30 p.m. at Austin Hall 183 (Info & Registration).

ElderCare Connections-Successful Discharge: Important Tips for Caregivers.  Join us on Friday, May 5 from 12:10-12:50 p.m. in MU 211 to hear from Rachel Livingston & Candace McMaster from the Corvallis Manor. They will be discussing important things for caregivers to know before their agingloved ones are discharged from the hospital and other care centers to ensure they are prepared and know what to do next. For questions contact familyresources@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4906.

Take Note 

NEW! Poling Hall move: The Auxiliaries and Activities Business Center will be moving from Poling Hall to University Plaza, Suite 150, 1600 SW Western Boulevard.  The Finance team will begin moving on May 15 and the HR team will begin moving on May 22. During the move, you will be able to contact the Finance Team @ 737-5867 & HR @ 737-2915.  You may also contact AABC employees by e-mail.  We will continue to serve our customers throughout our move.  Thank you for your patience.  Please note our AABC SEC finance and payroll team will remain in SEC Suite 350.

OSU Emergency Preparedness Outreach Survey.  Help us improve OSU’s Emergency Preparedness educational and outreach efforts.  Take our 2-minute survey to tell us how effective we have been and where we can improve.  Survey Link:  http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9taBs1bQ2Ie8YZL.

OSU Venture Development Fund Request for Proposals :The purpose of the funding is to facilitate development and commercialization of research inventions, tools, prototypes, software, digital content or other intellectual property (IP) created by OSU faculty and students. Click on this LINK for information and to download the RFP.  Deadline May 19, 5 p.m.

Traffic and Maintenance

A Avenue: As part of the new OSU 16th & A Ave Parking Lot project, road reconstruction of A Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets will require closure of the street for the duration of work expected to take less than 30 days (View Map).  This closure is in addition to the existing parking and southern sidewalk closure in place. April 12- May 12.  The northern sidewalk at the Pride Center will remain open during construction, but will require a 3-day shutdown later to remove and replace the sidewalk, to be coordinated with building managers of the Pride Center.

Steam shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building.  This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide.  The steam shutdown for 2017 will occur June 18, 6 p.m. – June 26, 8 a.m.


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

4-H/SNAP-Ed Educator – OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, 4-H and SNAP-Ed Educator position serving Gilliam and Wheeler Counties. This position is located in Condon, Oregon and works as a member of a regional and statewide team of the Extension 4-H Youth Development and the Family & Community Health (FCH) programs, affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health & Human Sciences. Programming responsibilities will include 75% 4-H Youth Development and 25% SNAP-Ed. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Regional Administrator and the Program Leaders.  Posting # P01222UF.  Closes May 1.

Education Coordinator – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement (Division) at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Education Coordinator. Reappointment will be at the discretion of the O&E Assistant Director for Open Campus and Innovation and the Coastal Oregon Regional Administrator. The position will be located in Tillamook.  Posting # P01233UF. Closes May 3.

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.

EXTENDED! The Office of Institutional Diversity is seeking a Director of Community Diversity Relations. This is a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting # P01256UF. Closes May 4.

Student Worker eBay/Online Sales: Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking one part-time (up to 20 hours a week) student to assist with postings for online sales, shipping and follow-up on purchases. Posting closes May 5. Posting # P02127SE.

Testing Proctor – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for two part-time intermittent testing proctors position for OSU Extended Campus. This position proctor examinations for students taking Ecampus online courses. The proctors validate test-taker identity, administer paper and electronic exams based on pre-established test protocol, monitor the testing environment including computer set-ups, and record and report any infractions to testing protocol. Posting #P00893CT. Closes May 5.

Student Worker Computer/IT: Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking one part-time (up to 20 hours a week) student to support the daily warehouse operations that includes receiving, pricing, testing and evaluating computer surplus equipment. Closes May 5. Posting # P02129SE.

Education Program Assistant 2 – OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time (.95 FTE), limited duration (approximately 1 year), Education Program Assistant 2 (EPA2) in the Tillamook County Extension office in Tillamook.  Posting# P00897CT.  Closes May 5.

Administrative Program Assistant – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Administrative Program Assistant (APA) position in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement, Extension Service Administration at Oregon State University. This position will be located in Corvallis, Oregon.  Posting# P00896CT.  Closes May 5.

Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking a Contract Manager.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month fixed term professional faculty position.  Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.  Position Number: P01247UF.  For full consideration, apply by May 5. Closes June 12.

Student Outreach Assistant – Open Oregon State invites applications for part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) hourly, Student Outreach Assistant to support Open Oregon State. This position will be researching materials to be used for courses and open educational resources that are offered for free and used by students, teachers, and researchers to share and use for educational purposes. Posting # P02066SE. Closes May 5.

Student Program Records Assistant – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) hourly, student programs records assistant. This new student position will provide creative problem solving and strategic planning with record keeping and organization. The supervisor of this position is invested in professional development and seeking high achieving students with a strong desire to be professional. Posting #P01933SE. Closes May 7.

Assist Dir- Career Development- The Office of Career Services is seeking an Assist Dir- Career Development. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting Number: P01187UF. Closes May 7.

Student Clerical PCMM Student Admin: Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking one part-time (up to 20 hours a week) student to support the front office operations at PCMM. This includes greeting customers, answer multi-line phone, process mail and scan documents.  Closes May 8. Posting # P02133SE.

NEW! Director of Public Safety: The Department of Public Safety seeks a director. Posting # PO1264UF. Closes May 12.

Executive Director for the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position as Executive Director for the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship.  The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) provides an interface between the Central Oregon business community and OSU-Cascades, with a goal of catalyzing new business development that drives economic growth in the region.  Posting # P01240UF.  The full consideration date is May 12. Closes May 15.

Certified Veterinary Technician. Oregon State University’s (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Large Animal Hospital.  The hospital is part of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Posting #P00901CT. Closes May 14.

Staff Counselor – Counseling and Psychological Services is looking for a counselor who has passion and experience working with college students of color (domestic and international) and/or proficiency conducting therapy in the following languages increasingly represented at OSU:  Arabic, Mandarin, or Spanish.  Posting #P01244UF, Closing May 15.

Regional Administrator – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking a Regional Administrator. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. The office location will be on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon. The region assigned will be Coastal Oregon which will cover Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties.  Posting P01192UF.  Closes May 15.

NEW! SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator – OSU Extension Service invites applications for a part-time (.80 FTE) fixed-term, SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator faculty position in Marion/Polk/Yamhill counties located in the Marion County Extension Office in Salem, Oregon.  Posting# P01263UF.  Closes May 18.

Student Initiatives Coordinator: The Department of Recreational Sports at Oregon State University welcomes initiative, organizational excellence, and passion for student development. Inviting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month professional faculty position. Posting # P01226UF. Closes May 19. 

 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.

OES Assistant Director – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking an Assistant Director. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. The office location will be on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon. This individual will provide leadership for the OSU Extension Service’s Outdoor School (ODS) Program.  Posting# P01228UF.  Closes May 15.

MBA Recruiter – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, MBA Recruiter position located in Portland, OR.  Posting # P01243UF. Closes May 19.

UPDATED! Memorial Union invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Project Coordinator position. Position focus is event management and coordination. Posting #P00902CT. Closes May 22.

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.

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. Closes June 16.

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. Closes June 30.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Senior Coordinator, Orientation and Engagement. This position is responsible for pre-arrival and on-site orientation, cultural adjustment, social programming, and other programs and services to promote the social, personal, and academic well-being of INTO OSU students. This is a leadership position involving staff supervision and considerable outreach and engagement with key campus partners. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=27942&lang=en_US&source=CC3

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


Corvallis: “Ah! my heart is weary waiting, Waiting for the May: Waiting for the pleasant rambles Where the fragrant hawthorn brambles, Where the woodbine alternating, Scent the dewy way; Ah! my heart is weary, waiting, Waiting for the May.” ~ Denis Florence McCarthy. Chance of rain today, high of 58, low of 47. Slight chance of rain Tuesday.

Central Oregon: Mostly cloudy, high of 56, low of 40. Mostly cloudy Tuesday.

Newport: Chance of rain today, high of 54, low of 48. Chance of rain Tuesday.

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

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