OSU Today

Aug. 14-21, 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.

What science can learn from a total eclipse (Cosmos)

One of the most exciting experiments, says Catherine Lanier, associate director for NASA’s Space Grant program at Oregon State University (which happens to be situated within the path of totality), will be an effort to study the eclipse from balloons launched to altitudes of 30,000 metres (100,000 feet) at 55 points along the path of totality. (see also Jefferson Public RadioKUOW)

Will the great American eclipse make animals act strangely? Science says yes (LA Times)

Jonathan Fram, an assistant professor at Oregon State University, plans to use a series of bio-acoustic sonars to see whether zooplankton in the path of totality will rise in the water column as the sun is obscured by the moon. (see also Seattle Times, Oregonian)

Most archaeologists think the first Americans arrived by boat. Now they’re beginning to prove it (Science)

Des Lauriers has discovered 14 other early sites and excavated two, pushing back the settlement of Cedros Island to nearly 13,000 years ago. The density of early coastal sites here “is unprecedented in North America,” says archaeologist Loren Davis of Oregon State University in Corvallis, who joined the project in 2009.

Demystifying the black box that is AI (Scientific American)

Then there’s the surgical approach, “which lets us actually look into the brain of the AI system,” says Alan Fern, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Oregon State University, who is leading one of 12 projects funded under Gunning’s program. The trick is getting what he sees to make some kind of sense.

Hunger in America: ‘When your eldest child skips meals, it’s no way to live’ (Guardian)

While food insecurity has been falling across the US since the height of the great recession, it has risen in Oregon to well above the national average. A study by Mark Edwards of Oregon State University’s School of Public Policy said the increase was driven by sharply rising housing costs as more people move into the state.

Photographing the moon’s shadow (Think Out Loud)

Instead of looking up at the total solar eclipse, teams of high school and college students will use cameras in high altitude balloons to look down at the moon’s shadow as it crosses the earth’s surface. We talk to Catherine Lanier, Associate Director of the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium, and Silverton High School senior Isabelle Doan about the nationwide NASA project.

Seattle’s ‘amazing transition’ from wet to dry probably just a coincidence, scientists say (Seattle-Times)

While temperature is strongly influenced by rising greenhouse gases, there’s less impact on precipitation, said Philip Mote, director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University.

Pilotless plans could be here by 2025, if anyone wants to fly in them (Mashable)

There are efforts to brighten the public’s perception of the AI that powers self-driving technology, like a DARPA-funded project at Oregon State University. Other pilot-free aviation programs could help too, like Dubai’s autonomous taxi service, which is primed to launch a trial program later this year.

Wild bees thrive after severe forest fire (Phys.Org)

“In low severity spots, if you weren’t looking for the markers of fire, you wouldn’t know that it had burned,” said Sara M. Galbraith, a post-doctoral researcher in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. “The canopy is completely closed, and the trees are usually older. There isn’t a lot of evidence of fire except for some blackened areas on some of the tree trunks. (see also Centralia Chronicle)

The Tenkara of communications (Inside Higher Ed)

A piece by David Baker, a writer and media producer who works in interactive communications at Oregon State University.

Federal study of food systems includes chapter by OSU professor (Capital Press)

One of the experts tapped to contribute to the study was Lauren Gwin, an assistant professor at Oregon State University who specializes in regional food systems, supply chains for small and alternative farms and niche meat processing.

LA confidential (Times Literary Supplement)

The very geography of the scene – what Jon Lewis (OSU) describes as “the real-estate of the crime” – seemed to reflect a deeper emptiness. Non-neighbourhoods sprawling into the desert, bungalows erected in a frenzy of boom-time speculation, weed-strewn, this was a built environment haunted by its own unfulfilled destiny.

Expert on civic engagement will give University Day keynote (LIFE@OSU)

An expert on civic engagement and democracy will give the keynote address at Oregon State University’s University Day celebration on Sept. 18. Harry Boyte, senior scholar in public work philosophy at the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, will speak at 10:30 a.m. in The La Sells Stewart Center.

Vancouver architect Michael Green at center of mass-timber moment (Vancouver Sky)

Among the projects Green’s firm, MGA (Michael Green Architecture), has been involved with include the T3 building in Minneapolis, Minn., which for a time was the largest wood building in the U.S., a new forest-sciences complex for Oregon State University in Corvallis and a collaboration in Paris that proposes a virtual forest of 20 residential skyscrapers made of wood.

For bacteria that cheat, food is at the forefront (Gears of Biz)

If you’ve got plenty of burgers and beers on hand and your own stomach is full, an uninvited guest at your neighborhood barbecue won’t put much strain on you. But if you’re hungry and food and drink supplies are running low when the moocher shows up, it’s a different story. New research at Oregon State University indicates bacteria know just how you feel.

‘It’s been a good run:’ OSU ag dean looks to retirement (Capital Press)

Dan Arp, whose belief that “food is the handshake between urban and rural” was reflected during his tenure as dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, will retire next June.

Environmentalists are urging the USDA to reject genetically engineered eucalyptus tree (Washington Post)

Steve Strauss, an expert on forest biotechnology at Oregon State University, said it was difficult to predict the trees’ environmental impact without having a better idea of the scale of plantings. Strauss runs a research consortium that ArborGen once belonged to, and the company has funded some of his research in the past, although the relationship has since ended.

Sage brush plans (Think Out Loud)

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended changes to the way Oregon and other western states approach protecting the greater sage grouse. This comes after a 60-day review of a comprehensive Obama-era conservation plan. We hear from rancher Tom Sharp, conservationist Dan Morse, and OSU researcher Christian Hagen for some different perspectives on the shift.

OSU’s Bend branch receives fraction of requested state funds (US News & World Report)

Central Oregon got its wish for a four-year school that locals can attend when Oregon State University’s Bend branch opened in 2016, but the university’s goal of expanding its facilities has been drastically weakened after the state allocated the university just a fragment of the expansion money it requested.

‘Inventors Camp’ challenges youth (Dalles Chronicle)

Middle school students from around the Mid-Columbia were challenged this week at “Inventor’s Camp,” a hands-on science and technology camp introduced by Oregon State University and hosted by the OSU Extension Service of Wasco County and Columbia Gorge Community College.

Should publishing fake news be a crime? (Ozy)

Daniel Faltesek, author of Selling Social Media (Bloomsbury, 2018) and an assistant professor of social media in the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University, weighs in.

Baby gray whale swims stealthily alongside beach goers in California (International Business Times)

Greenman also pointed to the barnacles — patchy white spots on gray whales — on its top side. Similar signs led the experts to believe “its health is compromised.” Answering whether the whale was lost or not, Bruce Mate, director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, said it was common for a gray whale to be alone, National Geographic reported.

Rhino horn trade will threaten its existence (Daiji World)

A research finding published in Science Advances, an online academic journal, says the rhino horn is more valuable by weight than gold, diamonds or cocaine. The rhino horn — thought to have powers as a cure for cancer, an aphrodisiac and a cure-all in some Asian nations –currently goes for $60,000 a pound, says lead author William Ripple, a professor of ecology at Oregon State University.

 OSU, literacy center working on solution (Gazette-Times)

Center supporter Karen Stephenson used the community comments portion of Monday’s Corvallis City Council meeting to note that the situation involving the center and its landlord, Oregon State University, has “moved to more of a dialogue.”

Giustina Gallery presents OSU 150 Space Grant Art Exhibit (Gazette-Times)

Curator Tina Green-Price and the staff at Giustina Gallery at Oregon State University are hoping to enhance the excitement surrounding the Aug. 21 solar eclipse with an art exhibit of celestial creativity.

 Whales will be affected by seabed mining (Taranaki Daily News)

Dr Leigh Torres, a marine ecologist at Oregon State University who has studied the blue whale population in the area, made one of thousands of submissions opposing Trans Tasman Resources’ application to mine 66 square kilometres off the west coast of South Taranaki for iron sand.

Cows with PTSD (Ag Info)

PTSD is a problem usually associated with soldiers or others involved in traumatic incidents like war. But researchers at Oregon State University believe they’ve found similar biomarkers in cattle involved in wolf attacks. I asked OSU Animal Scientist, Reinaldo Cooke if their findings give ranchers more ammunition in their wolf argument.

Tuesday

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

NEW! REU Summer Grad Info Session: The OSU Graduate School is presenting information for students interested in learning more about graduate education and advanced degrees. We will also be serving ice cream to all who attend. This session will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Furman Hall 101.   If you have any questions please contact us at graduate.iquire@oregonstate.edu

Thursday

NEW! Advanced Web Accessibility Training: Web and Mobile Communications in collaboration with Equal Opportunity and Access will be hosting international experts WebAIM for a full day of advanced accessibility training in LINC 100 on Aug. 17. Topics will include HTML, CSS, Javascript, and ARIA techniques. Registration required, though the event is free. Lunch and coffee provided.

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

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.

Saturday

Eclipse activities: From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., a variety of eclipse-themed activities in the Memorial Union and SEC Plaza.

Eclipse education: A variety of sessions from special guests, faculty and students from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center.

Eclipse art events and performances: Visit “Totality”, an art exhibition emphasizing lyrical, conceptual, scientific, fantasy, and historic responses to the universe or to humankind’s space exploration. Drop by to see cosmic-inspired mural painting with artist Johnny Beaver as he develops his mural over the weekend. A variety of other activities also will take place. Fairbanks Hall and Gallery, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

BBQ and Beverages in the Courtyard: Relax, socialize and enjoy local beers and wines. Beverages and bbq available for purchase. Noon – 8 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Courtyard.

Movie Under the Stars: Grab some popcorn and watch “Apollo 13” (PG), a drama based on what was expected to be the third lunar-landing mission, in the MU Quad from 8:30 – 11 p.m. Seating is on the lawn, so bring a blanket or low chairs. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

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.

Starry Nights: Stargazing with Astronomers: Take advantage of the moonless sky to view the stars through advanced telescopes, guided by Randall Milstein, OSU Professor and Astronomer-in-Residence to the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium plus local astronomy club members (weather permitting). 9:30 – 11 p.m.

Sunday

Eclipse activities: From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., a variety of eclipse-themed activities in the Memorial Union and SEC Plaza.

Eclipse education: A variety of sessions from special guests, faculty and students from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center.

Eclipse art events and performances: Visit “Totality”, an art exhibition emphasizing lyrical, conceptual, scientific, fantasy, and historic responses to the universe or to humankind’s space exploration. Drop by to see cosmic-inspired mural painting with artist Johnny Beaver as he develops his mural over the weekend. A variety of other activities also will take place. Fairbanks Hall and Gallery, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

BBQ and Beverages in the Courtyard: Relax, socialize and enjoy local beers and wines. Beverages and bbq available for purchase. Noon – 8 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Courtyard.

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.

Starry Nights: Stargazing with Astronomers: Take advantage of the moonless sky to view the stars through advanced telescopes, guided by Randall Milstein, OSU Professor and Astronomer-in-Residence to the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium plus local astronomy club members (weather permitting). 9:30 – 11 p.m.

Monday Aug. 21

No classes and most of campus is closed except select units participating in the eclipse events.

Eclipse viewing party: On Monday, Aug. 21, OSU will host a campus viewing party. The total solar eclipse can be experienced from the fields at Student Legacy Park just north of Gill Coliseum and attendees will receive free solar eclipse glasses.The party will begin at 9 a.m. as the moon begins covering the sun, and will include outdoor games and activities for the family. 

Upcoming Events

NEW! Full Moon Campus Ramble: Join us for the sunset and full moonrise on this quiet twilight walk around the OSU campus, 7 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6. We’ll reflect through photography and writing (your choice) on the perceptible shift of the seasons from summer to fall. Then we’ll share our favorite images and writing at a follow-up session, 7 p.m., Wed., Sept. 13. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project. All levels of writing and photographic experience and interest are welcome. Register by Sept. 1.

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.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! American Vacuum Society Symposium: The 2017 Symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Vacuum Society will be held Sept. 7–8 at the LaSells Stewart Center. A free workshop on ambient pressure XPS and STM techniques will be held from 1:30-5:30 on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in 102 Johnson Hall. Symposium registration is $200 (students $40). More information: http://cbee.oregonstate.edu/PNWAVS-2017.

NEW! Summer Symposium for Educational Technology: Time is running out to register for the Summer Symposium. Learn from OSU faculty and professionals about the educational technology available on campus and how you can use it in your teaching and learning materials. 2 full days of workshops and sessions, Sept. 7-8. Free of charge. Open to the entire OSU community. Register at http://is.oregonstate.edu/symposium/

NEW! Understand and Leverage the Financial Landscape of Contracts with Cost & Price Analysis of Business Contracts: Learn how to enhance the profitability of your business through prudent contracting. Learn more.

NEW! Ensure a Culture of Success with NEW! Online HR Certificate: Create agile practices around recruiting talented employees, helping them grow and retaining them within your organization. Learn more.

NEW! Grow Your Best Garden Ever with OSU’s Newly Updated Master Gardener Online: Become a certified MG™ OR earn a Home Horticulture Certificate with OSU’s one-of-a-kind program. Register now before class fills.

NEW! Accelerate Your Inbound Marketing by Mastering the Latest in Content Marketing:  Learn how to optimize your content for search, social and mobile, and then how to promote your great content so it gets found and shared! Learn more.

NEW! Enhance Your Leadership in Three Days with Oregon Authentic Leadership Retreat in Bend: Immerse yourself in an OSU-exclusive experience designed to boost your leadership skills, accelerate your self-awareness and increase your team’s overall productivity and satisfaction. Secure your seat.

NEW! Craft Beer Lovers and Pros – Learn Beer Styles w/OSU Experts on Sep. 16 & 17: Join industry pros and OSU fermentation scientists for an amazing overview of beer flavors and styles before heading over to Septembeerfest. Learn more.

NEW! Now Enrolling OSU-Exclusive Permaculture Design Certificate Program: Led by Andrew Millison and his team, the program guides you through development of your own regenerative landscape designs. Learn more 

NEW! Oregon Master Naturalist (OMN) Program Returns Sept. 25: Join the program and become part of a special network of volunteers dedicated to Oregon’s natural history and natural resources management. Discover more.

NEW! Space is Limited for Always Popular Online Blueberry Course: Learn where the blueberry market is going and how you might be more successful – even in a tight market. Secure your seat today!

NEW! Pass Your Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certification with Oregon’s #1 SHRM Prep Course: Secure your SHRM certification this year with OSU’s test prep program, which boasts a 95% pass rate. Learn more.

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.

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 

NEW! Beaver Champion Award: Every year on University Day the President awards the Beaver Champion Award to an individual (or individuals) for outstanding effort, the achievement of excellence, extra effort beyond that requested, and performance of the highest quality.  The President’s Office is seeking nominations for this award.  Please send nomination letters to Edward J. Ray, President, Office of the President, 600 Kerr Admin. Bldg. or to pres.office@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Restroom Signage Changes: Recently, around 60 restroom signs were changed all over the Corvallis campus to increase the number of restrooms accessible to all genders. These signs are labeled “Single-User Restroom” and can be used by anyone. This campus map will be updated to reflect these changes, in total around 200 public restrooms are now non-gendered. This sign will become a campus standard for single-user restrooms moving forward. Contact Gabriel Merrell in Equal Opportunity and Access with questions, Capital Planning and Development as well as Facilities Services have been helping to address issues such as fixing damage caused by removing the old signs.

NEW! Application Open for Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium: It’s that time of year again! This symposium is open to OSU undergraduates who wish to present their ongoing or previously conducted research or creative work. We welcome applications from students in all academic colleges and of all class standings, including first-year students. Deadline to apply is Aug. 21. Email ugr@oregonstate.edu with questions. See application and additional details at http://undergraduate.oregonstate.edu/research/presentation-opportunities/undergraduate-summer-research-symposium

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.

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.

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.

NEW! The OSU Alumni Association is hiring 4-5 students to join the Student Setup Crew.  This is a year-round position.  Ability to start during the summer is desirable.  This is a part-time student position working up to 20 hours per week at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  In this role, student workers execute event setups and perform basic maintenance, cleaning, A/V setup, technical support, and customer service. Flexibility, attention to detail, teamwork, and the ability to work independently are required. Salary:  $10.25/hour.  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.

NEW! The Oregon State University Foundation has a great opportunity for a student on our Advancement Services Records teamApplicants should have a basic understanding of the principles of electronic records management, be able to accurately enter coding and retrieve information from the OSUF Advance database.   Preference will be given to applicants with web knowledge and database skills.  Salary – $10.25/hour.  Lean more about the position at OSUFoundation.org – About – Careers – Student Job Openings.   

NEW! Instructional DesignerProfessional and Continuing Education (PACE) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Instructional Designer who is goal-oriented, quality-conscious, results-driven, and familiar with educational theory as it applies to distance learning as well as instructional technology. This position will provide knowledge and creativity in enhancing the development and design of courses; hands-on instructional design support, and consulting support for faculty and instructors developing courses and interactive learning modules. Posting #P01481UF. Closes Aug 14.

The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Advisor – Academic position.  Posting #P01441UF. 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.  

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! 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.

EXTENDED – 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. 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! Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Support Service Manager, Posting #P01514UF.  For full consideration, apply by Aug. 24. Recruitment closes Aug. 31.

NEW! Administrative Assistant – The Department of Athletics is seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Executive Athletics Office. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #P01518UF. Closes Aug. 25.

NEW! Student-Athlete Development Coordinator – The Department of Athletics is seeking a Student-Athlete Development Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #P01520UF. Closes Aug. 25.

NEW! Center for Lifelong Stem Learning at Oregon State University is recruiting one full time Grants/Contracts Coordinator. Posting number, P01074CT.  Accepting applications until Aug. 25. 

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.

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. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.  Posting# P01090CT.  Closes Sept. 1. 

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.   

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.

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

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.

Weather

Corvallis: “How then does light return to the world after the eclipse of the sun? Miraculously. Frailly. In thin stripes. It hangs like a glass cage. It is a hoop to be fractured by a tiny jar. There is a spark there.” ~ Virginia Woolf. Sunny this week, highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s, lows in the mid to low 50s.

Central Oregon: Sunny this week, highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s, lows in the low 50s.

Newport: Patchy fog in the mornings followed by sunshine, highs in the 60s, lows in the low 50s.

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

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