OSU Today

Aug. 7-11, 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.

More diversity means more demands (New York Times)

Students are demanding official recognition of their identities, whether racial, ethnic, sexual, religious, first-generation, low-income or immigrant. When freshmen step onto campus, they aren’t necessarily assuming the mascot and identity of their future alma mater, said Dwaine Plaza, a sociology professor at Oregon State University. “O.S.U. is not what students are now embracing”; instead they are “seeing themselves as important being Jamaican-American, as being Indian-American.”

Citizen scientists track the effect of climate change in the Pacific Northwest (Climate Change)

“There was some concern that citizen science wouldn’t be good enough to publish in journals, but that has been dispelled,” said Martin Storksdieck, an Oregon State University professor studying the topic, who noted that passionate volunteers are no less reliable than undergraduates making minimum wage.

Oregon students, researchers in line for first eclipse images (KTVZ)

A team of students from Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College will board OSU’s research vessel Pacific Storm early in the morning of Aug. 21 and venture 30 miles offshore, then launch a high-altitude balloon that will soar some 80,000 feet into the atmosphere.

Inside the strange world of slug sex and slime (National Geographic)

One slug relative, the garlic snail, gets its name from the garlic-like odor it emits when disturbed, says Rory McDonnell, an entomologist at Oregon State University.

Rat Lungworm, the tropical parasite that took Hawaii by surprise (New Yorker)

If the organism made it across the Pacific, it would have little trouble surviving in warmer parts of the United States, according to Rory McDonnell, a colleague of Hollingsworth’s at Oregon State University. And, since the nematode itself is highly adaptable, it could find new hosts; several potential candidates have already been identified in Florida, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. “Things could start to get quite frightening,” McDonnell said.

If everyone ate beans instead of beef (The Atlantic)

Recently Harwatt and a team of scientists from Oregon State University, Bard College, and Loma Linda University calculated just what would happen if every American made one dietary change: substituting beans for beef. They found that if everyone were willing and able to do that—hypothetically—the U.S. could still come close to meeting its 2020 greenhouse-gas emission goals, pledged by President Barack Obama in 2009. (see also GQ)

Chemists remove 99 percent of BPA from water in 30 minutes (Wired)

Collins and his co-authors from the University of Auckland and Oregon State University combined catalysts called tetra-amido macrocyclic ligands (TAMLs) with hydrogen peroxide to break down the chemicals in water. They found that adding TAMLs and hydrogen peroxide to heavily contaminated water reduced BPA levels by 99 per cent in only half an hour in water.

Tailored suicide prevention message works best (The Statesman)

A researcher at US’ Oregon State University (OSU) has found that if tailored to specific target groups, suicide-prevention messages could be more effective. Elizabeth Marino, assistant professor of Anthropology at OSU Cascades,, has worked with her colleagues for two years on a project to identify what kind of messages are more receptive, reports Xinhua news agency. (see also KTVZ)

NASCAR changes drug testing companies (ESPN)

NASCAR also increased the responsibilities of Dr. Doug Aukerman, who is now the program administrator, instead of Dr. Timothy Robert of Aegis. Aukerman, who is the Oregon State senior associate athletics director for sports medicine, has served and continues to serve as NASCAR’s medical review officer, the person who reviews the results and determines whether there is a legitimate medical explanation for a positive drug test.

Wheat nerds and scientists join forces to build a better bread (Wired)

“If you say to people, ‘This is good for you,’ they won’t eat it,” says professionally trained baker and Oregon State University cereal scientist Andrew Ross. “People like to enjoy what they eat. You need to focus on flavor and texture.”

OSU researchers study elusive threatened seabird (Northwest Public Radio)

Researchers at Oregon State University have embarked on a long term study of an elusive threatened seabird along the west coast. The goal is find out more about the marbled murrelet to better inform conservation efforts.

Size matters, and so do temperatures and habitat, to scavengers and the carcasses they eat (Gears of Biz)

“A common perception is most things are depredated and eaten quickly, but in actuality, carrion is a highly available resource that’s contributing significantly to the food web,” said Erin Abernethy, a Ph.D. student in integrative biology in Oregon State University’s College of Science and second author on the study.

History shows Oregon should have a sunny eclipse day (KTVZ)

“If you were going to go to Las Vegas or Atlantic City and put down a bet on which location in the United States will have good weather for the eclipse – Oregon would be a great choice,” said Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University. “The average high temperature on Aug. 21 is 82 degrees and it just doesn’t rain very often here in August.”

More variety for pasture creates ‘buffet’ for cattle (Capital Press)

The global increase in pasture-based cattle production has many livestock producers adding more forage varieties to their fields. Serkan Ates, assistant professor in Oregon State University’s Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, took notice of the trend, and is researching a more efficient method of pasture management to improve livestock production.

Feeding the OSU football team is a caloric experience (Bend Bulletin)

Wherever the Oregon State University football team goes, food travels with it. A lot of food. Each of the lounges at the OSU-Cascades residence hall, where the football team and support staff are staying during their weeklong trip to Bend, has a fridge stocked with yogurt, cheese and apple slices, and counters stacked with containers of Gold Fish crackers, beef jerky and energy bars.

Veteran law enforcement officer becomes director of public safety at Oregon State University (Gazette-Times)

Suzy Tannenbaum’s dad was an Oregon State Police trooper and her mother was a school teacher. “As I’ve grown older I’ve really found out that I have a good mix of both of them,” said Tannenbaum, the new director of public safety at Oregon State University.

Take a dip into the internet of lakes (Motherboard)

Lake George isn’t the only natural spot to get a technological upgrade. Forests are also being put under the microscope to see how they develop at Harvard Forest, a sensor-laden forest monitored by Harvard University. Oregon State University analyze songbirds’ chirping, treating certain noises as a “canary in a coal mine” for larger ecological issues.

Objections raised to Mac Dunn plan (Gazette-Times)

Most of the people who testified at Tuesday night’s Benton County Planning Commission meeting supported a request by Oregon State University Research Forests for a permit to expand trails, parking areas and other amenities on the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest, calling the plan a boon for hikers, runners, mountain bikers and other recreational users.

OSU workers talk strike (Gazette-Times)

Classified employees at Oregon State University — the secretaries, food service workers, physical plant operators and other support staff — say they’re getting left behind economically and could go on strike if they don’t get a better contract.

Native shrimp once killed with pesticides now at risk from invasive parasite (KUOW)

Oregon State University researcher John Chapman is knee-deep in mud and sinking deeper by the minute. The mudflat surrounding him in Newport’s Yaquina Bay is pocked with holes – some snaking down more than 6 feet underground. These are the burrows of the burrowing mud shrimp.

Why Death Valley and the Pacific Northwest are so hot right now (PBS Newshour)

“A few of our temperature records would not have been broken with this heat wave,” Philip Mote, a climate scientist at Oregon State University, said. “If you took this specific meteorological condition and then dialed back the greenhouse gases to what they were 50 years ago, it would be a little bit cooler. Portland instead of being 103 yesterday might’ve only been 101.”

Wood products ninth-inning comeback (Business Tribune)

As much as stamping out wood panels, they all know they have to sell this as an Oregon story. Or at least tell Oregon’s part in the story. Johnson credits Oregon State University professor Thomas Maness with galvanizing Oregon around CLT.

Peace march begins at OSU (Gazette-Times)

A group of 15 people walked through the Oregon State University campus on Monday, the first steps in a two-week journey that will end on Aug. 14 at Naval Base Kitsap, home of the U.S. Navy’s ballistic submarine fleet in the Pacific, with a prayer to eliminate nuclear weapons.

NSF-funded engineers target cancerous tumors by using 3-D modeling and simulation (Science 360)

Engineering Out Loud, from the College of Engineering at Oregon State University.

Binge drinking among youth linked to changes in the brain (Addiction Now)

Published in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Psychology, the research was led by Anita Cservenka, a professor at Oregon State University, who reviewed a number of existing studies about adolescence and the dangerous effects of binge or heavy drinking — defined as at least four alcoholic beverages in two hours for women and five for men.

Bullfrogs learn to avoid predators even before they hatch (The Wire)

Researchers from Oregon State University conducted an experiment with American bullfrog eggs. They let one lot smell the odour of the frog predator, largemouth bass, for two days. Besides the fishy smell, another lot also sniffed injured tadpoles, while a third didn’t get a whiff of anything. After they hatched, nervous tadpoles from the first two groups ducked undercover faster than the ones that didn’t smell anything as embryos. They seemed to learn what dangers lurked in the environment before they emerged from their eggs. The shy ones also grew longer.

Oregon vet school students head to Nicaragua (Veterinary Practice News)

A group of Oregon State University (OSU) veterinary students are going on an adventure on a lifetime when they travel to Nicaragua this summer. The group will go to Ometepe Island in the first week of August and provide pet healthcare services for free for six days.

Library talk on how Greeks used eclipses (Gazette-Times)

The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is hosting a free event Tuesday on how the ancient Greeks used eclipses to measure astronomical distances. Oregon State University mathematics doctoral student and graduate teaching assistant Sarah Hagen will present the information at 6:30 p.m. in the main meeting room of the library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.

Near record heat in store for the Pacific Northwest (WX Shift)

The heat will be worse down in Oregon, though, which typically sees more hot summer days than Seattle, which has the cooling influence of the nearby ocean. “It’s more common for us to hit 100 than Seattle,” Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University in Corvallis, said. (see also New York TimesGazette-Times)

How to take care of your plants during a heat wave (Oregonian)

Thanks to Weston Miller, OSU Extension Service Community and Urban Horticulturist, for the text.

CCO model significantly improves timeliness of natal care (News-Medical)

“We found that under the CCO model, the timeliness of prenatal care was significantly improved for Oregon women on Medicaid, with more women beginning care in the first trimester of their pregnancies,” said the study’s co-author, S. Marie Harvey, associate dean and distinguished professor in Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences. (see also Science Daily)

OSU’s Benny the Beaver hosts celebration at Clatsop County Fair (Daily Astorian)

Oregon State University’s Benny the Beaver is coming to the Clatsop County Fair on Saturday. He roams the fairgrounds from noon to 6 p.m. before hosting the second annual OSU Alumni and Extension volunteer appreciation celebration from 7 to 10 p.m.


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!

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! Drupal Community Meeting:  Join your community of Drupal users on campus to learn the latest about the new online Campus Map, why we don’t use mailto: anymore (and why you shouldn’t either), a Font Awesome refresher and more! Aug. 8, 2-4 p.m. in Kidder 202. Learn more at Drupal@OSU. All levels of OSU Drupal users are welcome.

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.


 NEW! Burger Taste Testers Wanted!  The OSU Center for Sensory & Consumer Behavior Research is recruiting panelists for a burger consumer taste test.  Open to all students, faculty, staff and family over 18. Panelists receive $10 Fred Meyer Gift card for 20 minutes of their time.  Testing is Wednesday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 11,  from 10:40 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Wiegand Hall, Room 204. Fill out the questionnaire to see if you qualify:  http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bw78P3wFXWuFfIp  or call 541-737-6505 for more information.

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 p.m. To RSVP contact campus organizer Siobhan Burke at burkes@seiu503.org or call/text 630-699-0281.



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

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.


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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Eclipse concert: The Oregon State University summer choir will present “The Path of Totality,” an eclipse-themed concert, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center.  The concert program will explore a range of music from baroque to present. Tickets are $10 for general admission; OSU students, K-12 students and guests who purchased lodging packages for the OSU eclipse event will be admitted free on a space available basis. Corvallis Arts for All discounts apply. Advance tickets are available at: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/events/music/osu-summer-choir-path-totality.

NEW! OSU150 Space Grant Festival: Eclipse Event Concert: Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse weekend with an outdoor concert at Oregon State University on Sunday, Aug. 20. Enjoy popular local artists The Plaehn-Hino Blues Band sharing their own distinct blend of acoustic and electric blues, folk, and original material. Then dance, sing and reminisce with award-winning classic rock and soul blues band Lady Dottie and the Diamonds. Beer, wine and food available for purchase. Memorial Union Quad. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 general admissionChildren ages 10 and under are free.

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

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Learn to Harness Big Data and Win with NEW! Predictive Analytics Course. Find out how to utilize Big Data to make informed, data driven decisions and stay one-step ahead of the competition. Learn more.

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.

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.

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 at jane.waite@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-0866.

Take Note 

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. 

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 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.

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

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.


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

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.

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 Posting # P00292AW. Closes Aug. 9.

NEW! This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the University Events at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 16 months from the appointment begin date. Posting # P01116CT. Closes Aug. 11.

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.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. Closes Aug. 11.

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.

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.

Student Clerical:  This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Clerical position in the Welcome Center with the University Administrative Business Center – Human Resources (UABC-HR) at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # P02598SE.  Closes Aug. 16.

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 Specialist 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 1 position for the Clackamas County Extension Office in Oregon City.  Posting# P01118CT.  Closes Aug. 21.

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.

University Housing and Dining Services seeks an Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives and Programs. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. The Assistant Director plays an integral role in engaging students in personal exploration and community building to enrich their lives and help them thrive in a highly diverse and complex campus community and beyond. Posting # P01473UF. Closes Aug. 22

NEW! Instructional Designer – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Instructional Designers to provide knowledge and creativity in enhancing the development and design of hybrid and online courses, full-service support and facilitate trainings for faculty related to  course design and facilitation. Posting #P01500UF. Closes Aug 27.

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.

NEW! Executive Director in Residence – Outdoor Products.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Executive Director in Residence – Outdoor Products position.  OSU-Cascades is creating the first-of-its-kind bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Products. We are seeking the inaugural Executive Director in Residence to help launch and administer the program. Posting # P01494UF. Full consideration Sept. 5. Closes Sept. 11.   

NEW! Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and the OSU Extension Service invite applications for a full-time, 9-month, annual tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor that will serve the OSU Wasco and Hood River Region. The academic home will be the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. This position will be based in The Dalles at Wasco County Extension Office with a satellite office at the Mid-Columbia Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Hood River. Summer salary for 2 months will be provided by the College of Agricultural Sciences for three years after the start of the position. After that, it is expected that grants, fees, gifts, and or local funding will be secured for summer salary. Obtaining these funds will be the responsibility of the faculty member.  Posting # P01496UF. Closes Sept. 30.

NEW! Assistant/Associate Professor of Horticulture-MCAREC, Hood River. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor focused on orchard production of fresh sweet cherries and pears. This position is located at Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Hood River, Oregon. Posting # P01491UF. Closes Oct. 1.

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.


Corvallis: “There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.”  ~ Vincent Van Gogh. Patchy smoke, otherwise sunny, highs in the lower 90s, lows in the upper 50s.

Central Oregon: Widespread haze, sunshine, with highs in the lower 90s, lows in the upper 50s.

Newport: Patchy smoke, highs in the mid 60s, lows in the mid 50s.

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

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