OSU Today

July 31-Aug. 4, 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.

It’s time to ditch coal, not clean it (Washington Post)

An opinion piece by Raymond Malewitz, associate professor of literature and director of the graduate program in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University. He teaches environmental literature and literature and science. (see also Post & Courier)

To reduce gun access for someone suicidal, respect gun owners’ values and beliefs (Forbes)

“Guns are a flashpoint of cultural identity in America, so if your doctor or a public health message is talking about taking away your guns, some people feel threatened and stop listening,” said lead author Elizabeth Marino, an assistant professor of anthropology at Oregon State University—Cascades. “But protecting people from suicide and from accessing guns when they are thinking about suicide is really important. We need to find a way—and it will probably come from the gun owning community—to talk about how to keep people safe without triggering identity politics.”

Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol (Zee News)

“When people think of cholesterol they think of cheeseburgers and heart attacks. However, cholesterol is involved with many key processes and structures in the body like cell membranes, bone health and the immune system,” said Haley Leeper, a veterinary oncology resident at the Oregon State University in the US. (see also Business Standard)

Oregon State Ecampus classes go higher tech (Capital Press)

Agricultural educators are taking advantage of new advances, providing students with an interactive experience through online “Ecampuses” powered by the latest technology. Adam Lindsley, crop and soil science instructor at Oregon State University, uses photogrammetry, three-dimensional printing and — soon — virtual reality in his two landscape analysis soil morphology courses.

Algorithm improves efficiency of autonomous underwater vehicles (Research & Development)

Autonomous underwater vehicles (A.U.V.’s) may soon be riding—instead of fighting— the ocean currents. Researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) have developed a new algorithm to direct the vehicles— including underwater gliders— to ride the ocean currents when traveling from point to point.

OSU researchers gather data on threatened seabirds (Environment Guru)

The project is possible because of an increase in funding for research in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University provided by the state Legislature in 2015 with broad support from the timber industry and conservation groups. “We are investing in this project because all interests want to know the breeding habitat requirements of the marbled murrelet, so that land management decisions in our productive coastal forests benefit from the best data and science available,” said Thomas Maness, dean of the college. (see also KLCC)

Seven common myths about pet cats (ABC News)

A study at Oregon State University found that if given the choice, most cats would choose to socialise with humans rather than eat. If possible, it is often better to have two cats at home than a solo cat, so they have company while the people are away.

OSU sensory lab recruits community taste-testers (Democrat-Herald)

Students of an Oregon State University cider-making class on Thursday tried being taste testers in the school’s sensory lab. The students sat in small booths in the lab. The lab’s manager, Sue Queisser, opened a small door to each cubicle and pushed through a lunch tray carrying four-ounce cups of six different ciders. The students tasted each cider and rated it using a computer inside the booth.

Eagerly awaiting the eclipse: Businesses gear up for influx (Gazette-Times)

Experts are predicting that as many as 400,000 people will be in the Willamette Valley and 1 million people will come throughout Oregon to witness the eclipse, Parker said. “I just think it’s going to get nutty. We get calls every single day,” she added. Hotel rooms and campgrounds are booked and even Oregon State University dorm rooms opened up for the event are mostly rented, she said.

Scientific researchers need to open up to collaboration (JStor Daily)

The rise in collaboration is partly due to advances in information-sharing technology. Oregon State University ichthyologist Brian Sidlauskas got help from his Facebook friendswhen he needed assistance identifying more than 5,000 fish specimens from photos. Sidlauskas tagged his researcher friends, and within 24 hours, they had identified most specimens—a task that would have taken months for Sidlauskas to do alone.

‘Certainly scare': Study found brain damage in 110 in 111 brains of football players (KVAL)

At the college level, coaches are tackling concussion safety head on. Dr. Doug Aukerman, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at Oregon State University, called the new research an educational opportunity.

Haskaps could be the next blueberry (Bend Bulletin)

Haskap research and development in the United States can be attributed to retired Oregon State University horticulture researcher Maxine Thompson. Thompson acquired Japanese seeds and began breeding plants for the Oregon climate in 2000. In addition to being grown in Japan, there are varieties grown in Russia.

Sugar beet growers battle glyphosate-resistant kochia (Capital Press)

“In Malheur County in the Treasure Valley, it’s pretty much all over the place,” said Joel Felix, an Oregon State weed ecologist.

First ‘intrusions’ into unbroken forests drive pulses of biodiversity loss (Mongabay)

That’s the conclusion of a study led by Matthew Betts, a landscape ecologist at Oregon State University. Betts and his team looked at how rates of forest loss impact the threat status of amphibians, birds, and mammals, and their conclusions point to the importance of safeguarding “intact landscapes.”

The political theology of Trumpian Evangelicalism (Huffington Post)

A piece by Susan Shaw, professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

Bard in the Quad at OSU to present ‘Two Gentleman of Verona’ (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University Theatre’s Bard in the Quad returns for its 12th season this August with a western-themed production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, “Two Gentlemen of Verona.”

DNA may prove dogs might just be man’s best friend (Natural Resource Report)

The finding, published today in the journal Science Advances, provides a new understanding of the behavioral divergence between dogs and wolves that began thousands of years ago, said Monique Udell, an animal scientist at Oregon State University and lead co-author of the study.

Tech Trek gives girls hands on experiences (Bend Bulletin)

OSU-Cascades is hosting the Tech Trek camp through Saturday for more than 30 girls from around Central Oregon. The camp, which started Sunday, hosts the girls in the university’s dorms for a week, giving them the chance to dive into STEM lessons and activities for a week.

Wydner named PFLA ‘Our Hero’ (LIFE@OSU)

Kirk Wydner, a network analyst with the College of Business, has been named the Professional Faculty Leadership Association’s July 2017 ‘Our Hero.’

Oregon Coastal Ecologies: Where human meets nature (Corvallis Advocate)

Oregon State University’s Jane Lubchenco, who co-authored a recent study on coastal refuges said, “Marine reserves cannot halt or completely offset the growing impacts of climate change. But they can make marine ecosystems more resilient to changes and, in some cases, help slow down the rate of climate change.” 

Crop breeders sprout plan to boost public sector research (Science)

Many problems boil down to unrealistic expectations within university technology transfer offices about the potential commercial value of new varieties, says Pat Hayes, a barley breeder at Oregon State University in Corvallis. On rare occasions, new breeds do reap impressive financial returns.

Sand, silt or clay? Texture says a lot about soil (Oregonian)

“The texture of a soil is its proportion of sand, silt and clay,” said James Cassidy, a soils instructor at Oregon State University.  “Texture determines all kinds of things like drainage, aeration, the amount of water the soil can hold, erosion potential and even the amount of nutrients that can be stored.”

Ocean still reeling from several bad years (Daily Astorian)

It’s as if, suggested Elizabeth Daly, a senior faculty research assistant with the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resource Studies, the ocean has been on a bender for the last two years and 2017 is the hangover.

Livability collaboration bears fruit (Gazette-Times)

Property managers and landlords, the city of Corvallis and Oregon State University were teaming up to try to reduce the clutter and livability issues that stem from the spring move-out of OSU students. The answers are yes, yes and no. Yes, the streets were cleaner; yes, the armada succeeded; and no, the Couch Patrol has not disbanded.

Monday

NEW! SEIU Unity Lunch: Unity Lunch, SEIU represented staff and allies welcome to hear bargaining information, get your questions answered, grab some purple gear for your office and eat lunch. Monday, July 31,11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., SEC Plaza. For more information contact organizer Siobhan Burke at 630-699-0281  or burkes@seiu503.org.

Tuesday

Implicit bias webinar: “Controlling for Implicit Bias in Hiring and Managing Student Support Staff and Students to Create More Inclusive Environments.” Learn how implicit bias manifests in our daily work, and how to work with students and student support staff in an inclusive way that addresses potential bias. First hour is the webinar; second hour is discussion with Anne Gillies and Kerry McQuillin. Aug. 1, 9-11 a.m., Memorial Union – 13 Multipurpose Room

NEW! Weight Watchers: The New 13-week OSU At-Work Weight Watcher’s Session Started Tuesday July 18 with Meetings at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., weigh ins begin 30 minutes prior. Aug. 1 is the last day to join this current session.  The Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB), which provides health insurance for employees at OSU offers Weight Watchers for free.  Register in person, 105 Milam Hall and bring your insurance card with you.

Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) Ice Cream Social: Stop by for cool treats and warm conversation on Aug. 1 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. on the Strand Ag Hall Plaza (MU Quad side). Meet and mingle with your fellow PFLA members or, if you’re not a member, come by to find out more about it. Register here:http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdV3Um3bbRTZKId

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 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

Wednesday

Workshop offered on Git: OSU Libraries summer workshops coming up include an exploration of the Git version control system on Aug. 2. Registration is encouraged but not required. View all the offerings in the library’s summer workshop series and register for your sessions (we’ll send you a reminder) at: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Thursday

NEW! Supervisors of student employees: The OSU Student Recruitment Project Team will be hosting a training session for managers and supervisors of student employees, Thursday, Aug. 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m., LlnC Room 200. This training will cover the action plan, system changes and resource documents that will be available for the Immediate Action Plan.  The training will be live-streamed, http://live.oregonstate.edu/, with live-chat and will be recorded and distributed for viewing following the training.

PERS Simplified Tier 1 & 2.  What role will PERS play in your retirement plan? Understand how your PERS retirement works and explore the various choices, advantages/disadvantages you will need to consider when you decide to retire.  Designed for people within 5 years of retirement.  Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS*.  RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com. Aug 3, noon, MU 206. 

NEW! Water Resources Policy & Management Thesis Defense: Ingria Jones, MS Dissertation – “Characterizing adaptive governance capacity: a case study of the Willamette Basin.” Thursday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m., Burt 193. Ingria is advised by Ed Weber of the School of Public Policy.

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. We are at Farmers Market on Saturdays, sharing a booth with The Organic Growers Club. For more information robin.frojen@oregonstate.edu

Inaugural symposium explores how NMR illuminates biology: The College of Science is hosting the inaugural symposium on biological Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Aug. 4. The event features internationally recognized NMR scientists, a poster session, research talks by students and postdocs and a session on careers in BioNMR presented by panelists from national labs, academia and industry. The event is sponsored by ISOTEC, the world’s largest producer of enriched stable isotopes.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales 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! Defense seminar for PhD in Environmental Science, OSU Dept. of Integrative Biology: Jenny C. Urbina Gonzalez  will present “Ontogenetic shifts in disease response in native and invasive amphibian species,” Friday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m. in ALS 4001.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Unity Dinner: Join OSU Classified Workers for a Unity Dinner. We’ll be providing up to the minute bargaining updates and discussing next steps. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, from 5 – 7 pm. To RSVP contact campus organizer Siobhan Burke at burkes@seiu503.org or call/text 630-699-0281.

NEW! Roads Scholar Tour: Are you a new OSU employee within the last three years? Join University Outreach and Engagement for a two-day road trip, Sept. 13-14, to the Portland area to gain a greater appreciation of community engagement and form relationships with colleagues. Cost: $50; includes meals, lodging and transportation. Learn more about the tour and register: bit.ly/2017RST. Space is limited.

Pollination:  Recent Work by Tallmadge Doyle: Pollination,” an exhibition of recent works by celebrated Eugene printmaker Tallmadge Doyle, is on display in Gallery 440 in Strand Agriculture Hall on the Oregon State University campus through Sept. 8.  Sponsored by the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, the exhibit features 15 hand-pulled prints from her studies of the nature and science of pollination. The 440 Gallery is located on the fourth floor of Strand Agriculture Hall, and is open Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

One Solar Eclipse. Two Central Oregon Events. Sunny August weather and wide open skies make Central Oregon one of the best regions in the state for viewing this summer’s total solar eclipse. Join OSU-Cascades at events in Bend or Culver and enjoy educational offerings, movies, music, games and opportunities for eclipse viewing, as well as overnight camping or residence hall experiences. Registration now open. First-come, first-served. Visit http://osucascades.edu/eclipse

Solar Eclipse – On Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will occur across the United States and Corvallis is a prime location to view the event. Download eclipse informational and safety posters at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/solar-eclipse.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! OSU Expert-Led, Online Business Analyst Certificate Starts Aug. 7: Learn from one of the world’s leading business analyst experts and accelerate your career growth. Hurry, enrollment ends soon!

NEW! Workshops offered on Preservation and Curation of Your Thesis and Dissertation Research Data, SPSS Basic, and SPSS Intermediate: OSU Libraries summer workshop series concludes with offerings on preserving and curating Thesis/Dissertation Research Data Aug. 7, and SPSS Basic/Intermediate (Aug. 9 and 10). Registration is encouraged but not required. View all the offerings in the library’s summer workshop series and register for your sessions (we’ll send you a reminder) at: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! You can pickle it: OSU Extension Service Master Food Preservers will be offering a pickle making class that will include tips and tricks for making both quick and fermented pickles. The class will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Street in Eugene. The class will include an overview of everything you need for successful pickle making. Cost of the workshop is $30. To register for the workshop go to the OSU Extension Service – Lane County website http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/announcements/food-preservation-baking-classes  For more information contact the OSU Extension Service Master Food Preserver hotline at 1-800-354-7319 or 541-344-4885.

NEW! Linus Pauling Institute’s Diet and Optimum Health Conference: DOH 2017 – Registration is now open for the Linus Pauling Institute’s Diet and Optimum Health Conference on Sept. 13-16. Sessions include information on micronutrients and phytochemicals, with an all-day session on vitamin C and cancer treatment. Registration discounts for OSU faculty/students. Submit your abstract for a poster; some oral presentation slots are still available. See: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/DOH for more details or contact lpi@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Leading with Cultural Intelligence Online Program. Maximize your leadership and team success with cultural diversity training. This new OSU online short course features leadership expert and consultant, Samad Aidane.  Learn more about leading with cultural awareness.

For prospective presenters: Share your department’s innovations, policies, procedures, systems implementation, or other topic relevant to OSU employees! OSU Training Days 2017 provides an opportunity for you to reach out to employees in up to 65 mini workshops led by OSU topic experts. For more in-depth presenter information, visit http://fa.oregonstate.edu/training-days/presenter-information. Contact Leigh Larkin at X7-3207 or email leigh.larkin@oregonstate.edu  by Aug. 30 (but, earlier is better!) to schedule your session.

15% Discount for all OSU Faculty and Staff!  Save on all professional development courses when you pay individually or when your department pays for your continued growth. Discover more.

OSU E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate Series Starts July 31. Gain career-ready skills to enter or advance in the field of instructional design and learn ways to integrate technology into the classroom. Learn more.

OSU Intro to R and RStudio Online Course. Learn this in-demand programming language, designed for analysis of statistical data sets. Learn more.

Master Lean Six Sigma Methodology and Advance Business Effectiveness. With personalized insight from expert instructors, you’ll finish Lean Six Sigma Philosophy and Project Selection with the knowledge and tools to enhance product and process excellence. Learn more.

Now Enrolling 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.

Social Justice Education Initiative for Summer Term: The SJEI is a professional development program for all OSU faculty, staff, and graduate students aimed at building knowledge about equity and inclusion, and developing intercultural competencies. In addition to the platform curriculum, comprised of Session One and Session Two, there are new shorter workshops that explore specific topics with more depth. SJEI is also available to hold in-house workshops for individual units, including customized training to meet your unit’s needs. Now is a great time to build your equity and inclusion skills! Space is limited, register today! http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46 For more information, please contact: jane.waite@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-0866.

Take Note 

NEW! Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Waste in Disaster  Natural and man-made disasters such as floods, hurricanes, or warfare that flood the sewer system can cause additional personal and community disasters. You may be unable to flush the toilets or run water for weeks or even months. Failure to properly dispose of human waste can lead to epidemics.  Download this month’s Preparedness Topic http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/08-01%20waste.pdf. 

NEW! Heat Warning – Very hot conditions are expected to occur during most of this week across the interior, with the hottest temperatures Wednesday and Thursday. In addition to the daytime heat, overnight temperatures will be very warm. This multiple-day stretch of very hot weather will pose a potential health hazard, especially to those who work outdoors, are engaged in prolonged outdoor activities, or do not have access to air conditioning in the home.  Get all your weather information at weather.gov/portland

NEW! The Source: Summer 2017 edition of The Source, the College of Agricultural Sciences e-Newsletter, is now available. The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is Oregon’s principal source of knowledge relating to agricultural and food systems, and a major source of knowledge regarding environmental quality, natural resources, life sciences, and rural economies and communities worldwide. The College provides undergraduate and graduate education leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and extended education programs throughout Oregon and beyond.

NEW! New Surplus Property Hours: OSU employees may now shop for their departments on Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Surplus Property warehouse (a.k.a. OSUsed Store) at 644 S.W. 13th Street. Some items such as office supplies are free to departments. Personal purchases must be made during public sales; public sale times remain unchanged. Learn more on the Surplus Property website or call 541-737-7347.

NEW! Seeking Volunteers for Eclipse Event, Aug. 19-21: Thousands of visitors from around the world are expected to be here on the OSU Corvallis campus for the OSU150 Space Grant Festival: A Total Eclipse Experience and to watch the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.  Please sign up to help us welcome our guests and provide a great experience for them.  We need volunteers on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Aug. 19-21) to provide directions, answer questions, assist with art projects and other hands-on activities, introduce a new OSU150 app, and hand out eclipse glasses at the Viewing Party.   Learn more about the OSU150 Space Grant Festival and OSU’s 150th anniversary celebration at OSU150.org.  Volunteers can sign-up at http://signup.com/go/VfciEau.

Open Source Lab Crowdfunding Campaign: The Open Source Lab (OSL) is looking to raise $10000 to help fund five additional students for our team for the coming academic year. We offer experiential learning on real-world open source projects for undergraduate students. Your donations will fund life-changing opportunities and ultimately help expand the pipeline of graduates with DevOps and open source software experience. Please visit our crowdfunding page to contribute and learn more.

Fall Move-In: UHDS Fall Move-in Promotion Opportunities for OSU-affiliated departments, student groups, and organizations. To participate, your organization must follow the procedure listed under the “Fall 2017 Move-In Advertising” heading at http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/marketing-and-promotion-uhds-halls#fall.  Please contact dave.warneking@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

New Safety Purchase Assistance Program from Enterprise Risk Services: Enterprise Risk Services has developed a new program to assist departments with funding of qualifying of items to be used towards safety improvements, such as equipment and training, or other safety related items. The program is aimed at increasing employee safety and a reduction of injuries and workers’ compensation claims. For more information on this Safety Purchase Assistance program, program documentation (which includes information on qualifying purchases) and to request funding through our online application form, please visit http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/osu-safety-purchase-assistance-program.

Study abroad proposals sought: The Office of Global Opportunities invites Faculty to submit a Faculty-led Study Abroad Program Proposal for programs beginning Summer 2018 through Spring (Intersession) 2019.Visit our Resources for Faculty-led Program Leaders website and learn about Proposing a Program  (including how to use our new online proposal system).  For more information, contact us as faculty-led@oregonstate.edu | University Plaza – Suite 290.  

Taste Testers Wanted: a fun and tasty way to participate in food research.  The OSU Center for Sensory & Consumer Behavior Research is looking for panelists for consumer taste tests.  Open to all students, faculty and staff.  Panelists receive up to $20/hour for their time.  Tests run throughout the year but panelists choose which tests interest them.  Fill out our questionnaire to get added to our pool at  http://agsci-labs.oregonstate.edu/sensoryresearch/ or call 541-737-6506.

Fall 2017 On-campus Housing Move-In and Early Arrival:  This coming Fall 2017 move-in for the residence halls will take place on Sunday Sept. 17 and you can find more information on our website: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/move-in-guide. OSU departments and programs that require students to arrive prior to scheduled move-in dates for orientations or trainings must complete an Early Arrival Request Form for their group.  If you have questions, please contact Kaitlyn.griffin@oregonstate.edu.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Lighting Lighting is one of the most essential pieces of emergency kits.  A portable light source should be readily accessible in every home.  While most people are familiar with flashlights, there are other options to consider. Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/07-15%20Light%20in%20Disasters.pdf

Writing Center: The Writing Center’s online writing lab (OWL) provides detailed, formative, and process-based feedback to students, faculty, and the larger OSU community. Our highly-trained staff are available to respond to your writing via email or a 50-minute Skype conference. Open for the entire summer session, head over to http://writingcenter.oregonstate.edu/online-writing-lab to learn more and to submit your writing project.

 Study participants needed: OSU researchers from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) and the College of Agricultural Sciences are seeking children with disabilities and their family dogs for a research study that will test a new intervention to see if pairing the dog with the child can encourage increased physical activity. Families who are interested in learning more about this opportunity should contact CPHHS Assistant Professor Megan MacDonald at 541-737-3273 or Megan.MacDonald@oregonstate.edu.

Parking Permit Sales Dates: July 18: Current annual commuter permit holders will be eligible to purchase 2017-18 permits in the same zone. Aug. 1: All current annual permit holders may purchase 2017-18 permits in any available commuter zone. Reserved and Dedicated spaces will be available for renewal. Sept. 1: 2017-18 annual permits will be available for sale to the full OSU community. Annual residence hall parking permits will be available. For more information: parking@oregonstate.edu, or by calling (541) 737-2583.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! 26th Street: Due to the construction of the Jefferson Way Steam Tunnel, 26th Street between Campus Way and Orchard (see map) will be closed as well as the northbound sidewalk Tuesday Aug. 1, from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Brian Vinson at 503-917-9050 or Jason Lundy at 541-270-0193.

30th Street: As part of the 30th Street Storm Sewer Renewal project, 30th Street southbound from Jefferson Way to Washington Way will be closed starting on Monday, July 24, through Friday, Aug. 25. (View Map). This closure will be in effect 24-hours a day during the duration of this project. This project may create disruptive noise, dust and/or mud. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Rick Freeman at 541.231.5368.

Parking closures: Due to parking lot maintenance, the following lots will be closed intermittently between July 10 _ Aug. 12, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.:   Crop Science Building West Lot (3332), Washington Ave Southwest Lot (3202), East Campus Way (3211) Orchard Ave North Lot (3317),  North 27th Street, Arnold Way Lot (3311). Signs will be posted to alert drivers to the closures (View Map). All lots will reopen when the work is finished and the areas are safe to enter.

National Forage Seed Center East Lot: To facilitate the reconstruction and expansion of the gravel parking lot west of the Motor Pool along Campus Way, all parking stalls will be closed for the duration of the project within the lot, June 12 – Sept.  15. There will also be closures to the adjacent sidewalks and access aisles for limited duration.  The access aisle to the Radiation Center will remain open, or the project will accommodate special deliveries.  Clark Meat Lab access will be provided as coordinated with the building manager, with pedestrian paths communicated to the public in advance of events and for normal business.  General construction noise and dust will be present during the lot reconstruction.

Jobs

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

Office Manager, Orange Media Network. Responsibilities include managing the daily administrative operations for the department by providing the full range of planning and management of support resources and personnel. See posting for full responsibilities and qualifications. Orange Media Network strives to lead the field of collegiate media by elevating diverse student voices through accessible, hands-on media and leadership experiences that challenge views, build grit, and engage the community. Posting # P01413UF . Closes July 31.

Certified Veterinary Technician:  The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool for one full-time Small Animal Float Technician on Aug. 1.  Interested parties should apply to posting #P00671CT no later than midnight on July 31.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered. 

The Office of Admissions is seeking a Regional Admissions Advisor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Senior Associate Director. Posting # P01443UF. Closes July 31.

Sous Chef – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for two Sous Chef positions.  These are full-time, 12-month, fixed term, professional faculty positions, with reappointment at the discretion of the Director.  Posting # P01442UF.  Closes July 31.

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is seeking a Financial Aid Director. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE),12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Provost. Posting #P01364UF. Closes July 31.

The Office of the Provost is seeking an Administrative Support Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Provost and Executive Vice President Posting # P01434UF. Full consideration: July 31. Closes Aug. 11.

Payroll Technician This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Payroll Technician position for the Department of Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU).  Posting# P011065CT.  Closes Aug. 1.  

The Arts and Sciences Business Center is seeking a Finance Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Posting # P01459UF.  Closes Aug. 2.

Education Program Assistant 1 – OSU Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a 2 part-time (.45 FTE), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year), Education Program Assistant (EPA1) in Linn and Benton County (1 position will be located in the Tangent office and 1 in the Corvallis office).  Posting# P01078CT.  Closes Aug. 3.

NEW! The Academic Services Student Athletes is seeking an Academic Counselor. This is a full-time, 1.00 FTE, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01483UF. Closes Aug. 4.

Faculty Research Assistant/OSU-Cascades.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a part-time (.50 FTE) 12-month, fixed term Faculty Research Assistant.  The Faculty Research Assistant is a grant-funded position that will work under the guidance of Dr. Shannon Lipscomb who is conducting research on school readiness among young children and professional development of early childhood teachers. Specifically, this is a project supported by the US Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences (IES) to develop and conduct a pilot test of an innovative online learning and coaching program to help early childhood teachers enhance the academic, social and behavioral outcomes of children who have experienced early childhood trauma (e.g. abuse, neglect, domestic violence, parent mental illness, parent substance use, etc.).  Posting # P01424UF. Closes Aug. 4.

 University Infrastructure & Operations Administration is seeking a Strategic Web and Integrative Communication Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Vice President. Posting # P01448UF. Closes Aug. 4.

NEW! This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Academic Success Center at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # P01072CT. Full consideration Aug. 31. Closes Aug. 6.

NEW! Cook 2 – Oregon State University Extension invites applications for a one part-time (approximately .75 FTE), seasonal Cook 2 position for the Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center just outside of Salem, Oregon. The position is a part of the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Aug. 7.  The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.  Posting# P01090CT.  Closes Sept. 1. 

The Office of the President is seeking a Government Relations Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the President. Posting # P01444UF. Closes Aug. 7.

Assistant Professor of Practice – This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position that will serve the Klamath Basin region in addressing Irrigated forages, Livestock production and Open Campus. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Agricultural Education & Agricultural Sciences, in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU).  The position will be located in Klamath Falls.  Posting# P01426UF.  Closes Aug. 7.

NEW! Counseling and Psychological Services invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, academic wage-salaried Staff Counselor positions. Please see posting at http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/46991 .  Posting closes Aug. 9.

Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking a Construction Contract Officer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Chief Procurement Officer. Posting # P01446UF. Closes Aug. 14.

NEW! The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Advisor – Academic position.  Posting #P01441UF. Full consideration date Aug. 8. Closes Aug. 15.

NEW! Capital Planning and Development is seeking an Infrastructure Project Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Vice President. Posting #: P01485UF. Closes Aug. 15.

Capital Planning and Development is seeking a Project Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Vice President. Posting #: P01462UF. Closes Aug. 15.

NEW! Transportation Services at Oregon State University, is seeking a Community Relations Supervisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director of Transportation Services. Posting # P01478UF. Closes Aug.17.  

NEW! Office Manager – Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 1.00 FTE, Office Manager position in the Extension Clackamas County Office. This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Clackamas Regional Administrator.  Posting# P01453UF.  Closes Aug. 21.

Treasury Manager – The University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time, 12-month Treasury Manager, Post # P01383UF. Full consideration date July 31. Closes Sept. 30.  

Fiscal Coordinator 2 – The University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time, 12-month Fiscal Coordinator 2, Post # P00977CT. Full consideration date July 31. Closes Sept. 30.

4-H Center Manager – The 4-H Center is seeking a 4-H Center Manger. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. The 4-H Center is located in a rural area north of Salem. The position is a part of the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program, affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health & Human Sciences (CPHHS). Reappointment is at the discretion of the 4-H Program Leader and/or CPHHS Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement.  Posting# P01461UF. Closes Aug. 17.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for a Digital Communications Student Worker on our Communications & Marketing Strategy team. This paid student position provides the opportunity to increase your experience in writing, editing, and publishing electronic and web-based communications. Assignments may include fundraising appeals, event marketing and registration emails, and e-newsletters, supporting many departments within the Foundation. 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.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an Athletic Development Events Student Worker on our Athletics Communication and Stewardship teamUnder the direction of the Events Director, interns will observe and assist in projects related to event planning.  Responsibilities include engaging in strategic planning for upcoming events, opportunity to innovate new fundraising events, researching potential venues, purchasing and organizing events supplies, crafting communication, assist with RSVP guest and invitation lists, tracking information, assist with on-site event execution including set-up, registration and breakdown, and other duties as needed.

The OSU Alumni Association has an opening for a student position on the membership team.  This is a year-round position starting in the fall. This is a part-time student position working 10 – 20 hours per week at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  Lean more about the position at OSUFoundation.org – About – Careers – Student Job Openings.   Current OSU students can apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Christi Kasten, Sr. Associate Executive Director by email at christi.kasten@oregonstate.edu.

Education Project Assistant – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Education Project Assistant.  Posting #P00924CT. Position open until filled.

Education Project Assistant – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Education Project Assistant (Spanish required).  Posting #P00925CT. Position open until filled.

Weather

Corvallis:  “Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.” ~ William Shakespeare. It’s going to be blazing hot this week, with highs reaching 106 by Wednesday. Nights won’t drop down below 60. Slightly cooler by the weekend.

Central Oregon: Sunny and hot, up to 101 by mid-week, lows around 60 at night.

Newport: A blissful respite from the valley heat, sunny with highs peaking at 82 Wednesday, lows in the upper 50s to low 60s at night.

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

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