OSU Today

Sept. 11-15, 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.

 OSU research funding tops $400 million (Gazette-Times)

For the third straight year, Oregon State University has set a record for research revenues, bringing in $441 million in funding for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Oregon team develops engine to keep drones aloft longer (US News & World Report)

A team led by an engineering professor at Oregon State University-Cascades has developed a prototype hybrid engine for small, unmanned aerial vehicles, in what could be a significant development in drone technology.

Northwest colleges respond to federal shift in sexual assault response (OPB)

Oregon State University officials also responded to DeVos’ announcement by emphasizing the fairness of their procedures. “Oregon State University’s Code of Student Conduct already emphasizes treating our students fairly, with due process, and it places the highest priority on safety and doing what is right,” said OSU Vice President Steve Clark.

The number of starving college students is shockingly high (The Week)

Robert Dike, a senior at Oregon State University, learned firsthand how challenging SNAP rules can be. “Because I was homeless and a student, I had to prove that I worked 20 hours a week. I did that and when they assessed my income, they said, since I wasn’t paying rent, I was only entitled to $15 a month.

Oregon’s education community responds to DACA announcement (Jefferson Public Radio)

Oregon State University President Ed Ray also promised support for students with DACA status and said the Trump Administration announcement would have no immediate impact on how the school treats those students. “OSU will continue to enroll and look for ways to assist DACA students, as well as undocumented students,” wrote Ray in a message to the university community.

Burned areas in Gorge face long recovery (KATU)

“The forest recovers naturally,” said John Bailey, a professor of fire management at Oregon State University. “If it was an area that we didn’t go into, that burned severely, every tree is dead, sooner or later it will be a forest again.”

Oregon wildfire fallout a sign of seasons to come (Oregonian)

Oregonians should get used to some version of this summer’s conditions, says John Bailey, a professor at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry.

Scripps to help with huge effort to demystify surf, rip currents, beach erosion (San Diego Union Tribune)

The effort is being led by Oregon State University, which says the project will involve up to 100 scientists from more than a dozen universities and agencies who will study the so-called “inner shelf” near San Luis Obispo.

When government power goes unchecked (Huffington Post)

A piece by OSU’s Susan Shaw.

More Oregonians have access to healthy food options, report shows; but for how long? (Portland Patch)

“These statistics provide good news about improvement in the Oregon situation, but this is tempered by the ongoing size of the problem and by the persistently higher numbers in Oregon, compared to those of the U.S.,” Mark Edwards, Professor of Sociology in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University, said in a statement.

Go baby! These animal babies grow up without any help from parents (National Geographic)

Daniel Roby, an ornithologist at Oregon State University, says he’s never seen such behavior or documentation of it, though in some bird species, “parents call to their young in the nest to coax them into leaving when it’s time to do so.”

Penned beef heifers stressed, sedentary (Feedstuffs)

Beef heifers raised in close quarters are under more stress and don’t get as much physical activity as heifers raised on pasture, according to an Oregon State University study.

Saving seeds also saves money, plant history (St. Mary’s Now)

Heirlooms, meanwhile, are open-pollinated varieties that either have a family or local history or that have been around for 50 or more years, said Weston Miller, a horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service. “As a rule, heirlooms are open-pollinated, otherwise they wouldn’t be easy to save,” he said.

Mac Forest improvements ok’d (Gazette-Times)

The Benton County Planning Commission voted 6-0 on Tuesday to grant a conditional use permit to allow some trail expansions and parking area improvements in Oregon State University’s McDonald-Dunn Research Forest.

OSU support for students with DACA is unwavering (LIFE@OSU)

A message from President Ed Ray.

Pendleton native featured for homemade apparel (East Oregonian)

Every jacket, skirt and handbag designed by Pendleton native Sydelle Harrison is influenced by home. Though Harrison, 34, is now studying in Corvallis to earn her master’s degree in public health management and policy from Oregon State University, her passion lies in her custom clothing line, Kanaine, named for Kanine Ridge where she grew up on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Prepping your home for wildfire season (KVAL)

“Firefighters don’t always have the resources to go to everyone’s home and protect each home individually, so doing little things around your home is really important,” said Lauren Grand of Oregon State University.

Winners of Blue Planet prize call on world leaders to take action on environmental threats (Japan Times)

The winners of the prize released a joint statement expressing concern over environmental issues, calling for imminent action. The other winners are Jane Lubchenco, an environmental scientist and marine ecologist based at Oregon State University, and Thomas Lovejoy, a professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University.

Biochemistry student makes her mark in science and diversity (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University Biochemistry and Biophysics doctoral student Nicole Hams has been selected as the 2017-2018 Western Regional Representative to the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary graduate organization for students of African descent in all fields of study.

Hermiston history: Area touted for food processing opportunities tied to OSU research, watermelon research (Hermiston Herald)

A group of researchers from Oregon State University and the OSU Agricultural Experiment Station in Hermiston have gathered all the components necessary for a new multi-million dollar food processing industry in Oregon.

Oregon lawmaker says restricted logging fuels raging fires (Daily Astorian)

John Bailey, an Oregon State University professor and forestry expert, says a lack of forest management and thinning of forests have created explosive fire seasons. (see also San Francisco GateKATU)

Gulf Island Shipyards, LLC, awards functional engineering and design of the OSU Regional Class Research Vessel to Gibbs & Cox, Inc. (Markets Insider)

Gibbs & Cox, Inc., a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, has received a contract from Gulf Island Shipyards, LLC, to perform the functional engineering and design of the Oregon State University Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV).

Web blight emerges as concern in Christmas trees (Capital Press)

Outside of some research into web blight in forest situations conducted through Oregon State University, little research has been done on the disease since preliminary studies on Christmas trees were conducted at Washington State University in the late 1990s. Chastagner said he now is revisiting that work.

Sunday talk keynotes peace literacy series (Gazette-Times)

Peace activist Paul Chappell will discuss a new approach to eliminating nuclear weapons in a lecture at Oregon State University this weekend.

Wheat experts weigh in on fall planting outlook (Capital Press)

Early planters need to worry about the green bridge effect, when diseases such as stripe rust move into the fall-planted wheat from weeds or last year’s crop, particularly if the fall is warm and moist, said Mike Flowers, outgoing extension cereals specialist at Oregon State University. He will take a position with Limagrain Cereal Seeds in mid-September.

7 ways to organize your workspace for productivity (Born2Invest)

Oddly enough, even the shape of our office furniture can have an effect on our levels of productivity. In one study by Oregon State University researchers, a group of undergrads were asked to view a series of room interiors and then rate each one based on how it made them feel.

On the right path: First half of Corvallis to the sea trail officially opened (Gazette-Times)

The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management each took a run at trying to build the trail, with support from Oregon State University students and others. But those early efforts were abandoned, and the idea lay dormant until the early 2000s.


Director of Financial Aid candidates: Candidate # 1 – Keith Raab, 10 – 10:55 a.m., Sept. 11, MU 206.

NEW! “Community Conversations” workshop series to focus on land use: The City of Corvallis is launching a series of community workshops in September to gather input on land use needs, challenges and opportunities on the horizon.  The first batch of events will take place in September at locations throughout Corvallis. Sept. 11, 4 to 6 p.m., Library Main Meeting Room; Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, Lincoln Elementary School; Sept. 25, 4 to 8 p.m., Walnut Community Room; Sept. 28, 4 to 8 p.m., Cheldelin Middle School. There is an online survey at www.corvallisoregon.gov/landuse.

Science Pub: With more than 70 million pet dogs in the United States, canines have become cherished as family members as well as companions. The science of the human-canine bond will come under scrutiny at the Corvallis Science Pub on Sept. 11. Science Pub begins at 6 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis.


NEW! Tuesday Teaching Talks:  Whether you are an experienced or beginning teacher, kick off the school year with a fresh and fun teaching workshop series! Certificates are provided to those who complete at least eight sessions. The workshops are every Tuesday. On Sept. 12, Prepare to Teach with CTL and colleagues. Consider what syllabi, teacher ideology, and classroom climates communicate to students about the teacher, course, and content. If available, please bring a copy of your syllabus and teaching philosophy. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by! Learn more here. Contact us here.

Reuben Biel – Zoology PhD Defense, Department of Integrative Biology: “Coastal dune ecology, geomorphology, and ecosystem services: How invasive beachgrasses, their interactions, and sediment dynamics shape U.S. Pacific Northwest dunes,” Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1 p.m. in ASL 4001.

Director of Financial Aid candidates: Candidate #2 – Mark Diestler, 1:35-2:30 p.m., Sept. 12, MU 208.

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! Conversation with Robert Ong, Head of Natural Forest Ecology and Management Research Program, Sabah Forestry Department in Malaysian Borneo.  “Sustainable Forestry in Sabah, Borneo”: Ong will discuss the implementation of forest management practices that balance production with conservation of wildlife and plant species in this biodiverse environment, while also supporting economic development in local communities.  Deramakot Forest Reserve, managed by the Sabah Forestry Department, is the longest FSC certified tropical rainforest in the world. Ong has been the primary collaborator on the development of the College of Forestry’s  “Oil Palms to Orangutans” program, which introduces students to the biodiversity of Borneo and the complex social and economic issues surrounding these forests.. Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-noon, Richardson Hall 115.

NEW! Philosophical Retrofuturism: Putting the Liberatory Imagination to Work in Times of Struggle – Lecture by Christian Matheis, PhD who will discuss the “philosophical retrofuturism,” the activity of purposeful, fictional embellishment of historically significant scholars and their intellectual projects, and the ways this kind of imaginal labor helps to broaden reasoning and insight into contemporary social issues. Retrofuturism has important implications in the context of cultivating a broad social imagination and, perhaps, liberatory responses to oppression and injustice. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Kelley Engineering Center 1001.


Director of Financial Aid candidates: Candidate #3 – Helen Faith, 10-10:55 a.m., Sept. 14, MU 208.

NEW! Academic Technology webinar: Get Started with Canvas Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. and learn about finding your courses, setting notification preferences, uploading content, adjusting navigation, student view, publishing your course, and posting announcements. Register for information on joining this free 30 minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email us at Canvas@oregonstate.edu

ABC+D of Medicare: Medicare choices? Part D? Medigap? Medicare Advantage? Designed for people 63 and older.  Sept. 14, noon,. MU 206 Presented by Kyle King, CPRC®, APMA®, Associate Financial Advisor, CFS*. RSVP to investmentseminars@mapscu.com

NEW! Travis Grohman – Water Resources Engineering MS Defense, Water Resources Graduate Program: “Proposal of an Automated Workflow for Appropriate Tile Drainage Simulation in Denitrifying Bioreactor Planning and Design,” Thursday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m. in Gilmore 234. Travis is advised by Frank Chaplen of Biological & Ecological Engineering.


Director of Financial Aid candidates:  Candidate #4 – Sonia Slomba, 10-10:55 a.m., Sept. 15, MU 213.

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 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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! University Day: University Day takes place Monday, Sept. 18. Harry Boyte, a noted expert on civic engagement and democracy, will give the keynote at 10:30 a.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center and will follow a 9:30 welcome reception for all university employees. Following this keynote presentation, a noon complimentary lunch takes place on 26th Street outside the LaSells Stewart Center followed by the University Day Expo in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. For more information: University Day 2017 website.

NEW! Book reading: Susan Jackson Rodgers, a fiction writer and associate professor of creative writing at Oregon State University, will read from her work at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. Rodgers’ new novel, “This Must Be the Place,” is the coming-of-age story of a young woman on a cross-country road trip in 1983.

Invitation to OSU Fulbright Committee: OSU Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the OSU campus review committee for the U.S. Student Fulbright program. The application for each OSU candidate is reviewed and the candidate interviewed before proceeding for the national competition. Your participation is welcome if one or more of the following applies to you: You are interested in Fulbright’s mission to further mutual understanding between the US and other countries through academic exchange, you have international experience and/or regional world expertise, you have a few free hours between Sept. 11-29: most committee members interview just 1-3 candidates. To participate, please complete this brief survey. For more information, please contact the OSU Advisor for Prestigious Scholarships: leann.adam@oregonstate.edu

WOW Fest: Mon. Sept. 18 from 7 p.m -11 p.m. students will play mini golf while learning about alcohol, drug & sexual violence prevention.  We are seeking volunteers and prizes to give away. Help us bring the WOW!  Sign up to volunteer or get more event info. Other questions, email wowfest@oregonstate.edu.

Author reading: OSU associate professor and fiction writer Susan Jackson Rodgers will give a reading of her work on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing, and is part of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film’s 2017-2018 Literary Northwest Series.

Gardening Fall Festival: The Lane County Master Gardener Association invites you celebrate the fall season at its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., River Road Park and Recreation Center, 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene. Learn research-based gardening and food preservation techniques, meet community organizations, and shop local vendors. Enjoy free workshops, tomato and heirloom apple tastings, free cider pressed on-site, a vegetable-judging activity, and kids’ activities. There will also be a bake sale, book sale, plant sale, seed swap, and store featuring items made by local Master Gardeners. For more information, call 541-344-5859, email lanemg@oregonstate.edu, or go to extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Constitution Day – The Presidency and the Constitution – What powers does the Constitution invest in the president? According to the Constitution, what is the role of the president? How has the relationship between the presidency and the Constitution changed over time and where might it be headed today? Panelists will present on thematic approaches including the courts, elections, commander-in-chief powers, and political activism, followed by a discussion with the audience of this critically important topic. Monday, Sept.18, 4 p.m. MU, Journey 104. FMI.

NEW! Search advocate training: Fall Search Advocate workshops begin Sept. 20.  If you’re interested in becoming a search advocate (to serve as an external representative supporting equity, validity, and diversity for faculty and staff search committees), you can register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=45. Workshops are also scheduled for Hermiston, Beaverton, and Burns, and other statewide sessions will be added soon.

NEW! Financial Strategies for Women.  Designed for women (and people who care about women) who want to take control of their finances: Sept. 21, noon , MU 206  Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS*.  RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com

NEW! Doug McAdam Lecture on Trump’s Rise: Stanford Sociologist Doug McAdam will give a lecture on “Putting Trump in Historical Perspective” based on his 2014 book, Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Postwar America, in MU 213 on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the School of Public Policy.  

NEW! OSU alumni talk: Oregon State welcomes guest speakers Ivan Williams ’80 (B.S. Chemical Engineering) and Erika Williams ‘78 (B.S. Resource Recreation Management). The road from your undergraduate studies to your career may not be straight and narrow. By applying the skills and knowledge gained at Oregon State and building upon life experiences, a major can be a steppingstone to a lifelong journey that will exceed your wildest expectations. Follow the story of two alumni, from the colleges of Engineering and Forestry, who went from buying movie tickets to making feature length films, television shows and musicals. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4-5 p.m., LINC 268. Free. Pizza provided.

Employee workshops: Registration is open for the Center for Learning & Organizational Development employee workshops. Workshops include the Manager’s Legal Toolkit, Core Curriculum for Supervisors and Managers, Cultural Competency, Stretch Goals, A Coaching Process for Developing Talent, Time Awareness, Work Balance and Integration, and Managing People through Change. We present these workshops to all employees at no cost. Details and registration

Manager’s Legal Toolkit: Tools and Processes for Managers of Professional Faculty presented by the Offices of Academic Affairs, Enterprise Risk Services, General Counsel, University Compliance, Audit Services, Equal Opportunity and Access, and University Ombuds is scheduled for Sept. 20, 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. on the OSU Campus. Visit the Manager’s Legal Toolkit website for details and registration. Free.

Fitness Classes – Registration is now open for Rec Sports fitness classes.  Choose between DAM Fit and FitPass formats.  DAM Fit classes start Oct. 2; FitPass classes start Sept. 20.  Register on-line or at the Recreation Services Desk, in Dixon Recreation Center, M-F, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Birding Without Borders: An Epic Worldwide Big Year: In 2016, Oregon native and OSU graduate Noah Strycker became the first person to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, worldwide birding adventure. Sept. 20, 7 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. There will be a free reception following the presentation where attendees can meet Strycker.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 

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.

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!

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.

Take Note 

NEW! OSU Employees attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 20, to submit the application for employees attending other former OUS Universities during Fall 2017. Applications are to be submitted to your HR business center. For additional information, please visit: hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

NEW! Mike Lerner named new head of Chemistry Department: The College of Science welcomes Michael Lerner as the head of the Department of Chemistry effective immediately. Lerner is a professor in chemistry and has taught inorganic and general chemistry courses for more than 25 years at OSU. He has also served as the longtime director of online education and head graduate advisor in the department.

NEW! Term-Long Laptops at the Valley Library: The Valley Library has 12 Dell laptops available for long-term borrowing. These laptops are term-long substitutes for students without computers. For more information or to fill out the application, go to bit.ly/valley-laptops. Applications are due Friday, September 29th. For further questions, email valley.circ@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! OSU Standard Updated:  Oregon State University will take written comments on its proposed update to OSU Standard 576-005 Time, Place, and Manner Rules for Speech Activities, through the end of business on Oct. 2, 2017.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updating and replacing the existing university standard. The proposed amendments tailor portions of this university standard to the Cascades campus and clarify existing university policies governing the placement and use of signs, posters, banners, and chalking on campus.  The proposed university standard is available for review upon request as an electronic pdf document.  Comments or requests should be directed to Susan Barba at susan.barba@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Second Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: In 1992, more than 1,500 scientists co-signed a “Scientists’ Warning to Humanity” published by the Union of Concerned Scientists, calling attention to the threat to humanity posed by environmental destruction. Scientists at OSU have the opportunity to join more than 11,000 colleagues from 135 countries who have co-signed a second warning, written by OSU Distinguished Professor Bill Ripple and seven co-authors and due to be published soon in the journal BioScience. The accepted article and a link to a signature form is at http://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu .

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Response Mnemonics A mnemonic is a device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering. It is a word or string which is intended to be easier to remember than the thing it stands for.  Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/09-01%20Mnemonics.pdf.

New OSU Campus Map Released: The new campus map is modern and mobile-friendly, so give it a try! Since it is a work in progress, let us know what we can do to improve it.  Forthcoming features include parking locations, printable version, and BeaverBus information.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Linn-Benton Master Gardener Program: Now is your chance to get involved with an amazing network of horticultural enthusiasts and give back to your community through gardening. Visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/horticulture to learn more about the Master Gardener program. Applications are due on Dec. 1 and classes start on Jan. 25, 2018. Please click here to apply to 2018 MG Program. Paper copies available upon request. Questions? Please email pamela.monnette@oregonstate.edu or call 541-967-3871.

Rec Sports Fall Membership – 2017-18 memberships and lockers (term, 9-month, and annual) are available for purchase starting Tuesday, Sept. 5.  Fall term memberships don’t expire until January 6, 2018.  Longer memberships,  purchased by Nov. 3 quality for payroll deduction.  Buy now to beat the move-in crowd and get early access!

The University Health & Safety Committee: The committee wants to promote health and safety, focusing on general wellness with this video from Mike Evans entitled 23 ½ hours https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo. Did you know that you can access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/casc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.

OSU Standard Updated:  Oregon State University will take written comments on its proposed update to OSU Standard 576-040 Smoking, through the end of business on Sept. 15, 2017.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updating and replacing the existing standard on smoking with University Standard 07-020 Smoking on University Property. The proposed standard is available for review upon request as an electronic pdf document.  Comments or requests should be directed to Susan Barba at susan.barba@oregonstate.edu.

Fall Family Weekend Events: OSU Program Council is looking for student organizations and OSU departments that are planning events during Fall Family Weekend that would like to have their event information included in the program for the weekend. Please email Kayla.Gilkison@oregonstate.edu with the event title, organization name, date and time of event, location, and a brief 1-2 sentence description of the event by Oct. 6, to be included in the program.

Science students receive over $7.5 million in scholarships: The College of Science is delighted to announce a record-breaking total of more than $7.5 million in scholarships awarded for 2017-18 to both current and incoming science students. This amount has tripled since 2015-16. The dramatic increase is attributed to a number of factors including more students who qualified, more students accepting scholarship offers and a substantial increase in scholarship funding by the university thanks to generous donor support.

Intl student orientation volunteers: Applications for the Fall 2017 International Student Orientation Volunteers are now being accepted. As a volunteer, you will be welcoming and interacting with international students while assisting with logistics for the orientation. Volunteers must attend the mandatory full day training on Sept. 11 and shifts are available from Sept. 12-19. Apply here or contact hyesu.han@oregonstate.edu for more information.

OSU Dependents attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Monday, Sept. 11, to submit the application for dependents attending other former OUS Universities during Fall 2017. Applications are to be submitted to your HR business center. For additional information, please visit: hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction

Traffic and Maintenance

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.

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. Closes Sept. 11.   

Academic Learning Instructor   The Academic Success Center invites applications for a part-time (0.085-0.34 FTE), 9 month, Fixed-Term Academic Learning Services Instructor position.  Posting#: P01567UF. Closes: Sept. 14.

Student Media and Communication Tech.– The Marine Studies Initiative invites applications for a 10 hour per. week Student Technical Assistant position. Posting #P02596SE. Closes Sept. 15.

NEW! The Oregon State University Research Forests invites applications for an Inventory, GIS, and Reforestation Forester. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position that will be responsible for leading the inventory, geographic information system (GIS) and reforestation programs for the Research Forests. The job location is north of Corvallis in Peavy Arboretum at the edge of the beautiful McDonald/Dunn Research Forest. Posting # P01548UF. Closes Sept. 17.

NEW! Accountant 2  – The Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA) invites applications for one full-time Accountant 2 (1.0 FTE,12 month, Salary). This position is responsible for the fiscal management of a variety of funds including billing, receipt and posting of revenue, collections, financial report preparation, final cost auditing, and closing. This involves contact with and providing assistance to various principal investigators, project directors, Business Center personnel and granting agencies. This position is expected to provide financial information to granting agencies in a variety of formats as required by sponsors in a team-based setting. The position is part of the Cash and Financial Management (CFM) unit. Posting #P01159CT. Closes Sept. 17.

Accountant 2- The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) in Corvallis. Invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month  Accountant 2 post # P01158CT  Full Consideration date Sept. 11, Closes Sept. 17.

Student Success and Support Services Director– OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Student Success and Support Services Director. The Student Success and Support Services unit provides innovative and effective student support, community building and academic counseling services for OSU’s online and distance students. This includes support for distance degree and non-degree seeking graduate and undergraduate students, as well as on-campus students who are taking online courses. The director will provide leadership and administrative support, strategic planning and development of existing and new support services, create and implement retention strategies, and provide advocacy for online learners. Posting #P01529UF. Closes Sept 17.

NEW! Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position for their Newport Office. Posting #P01154CT. Full consideration date: Sept. 18. Closes Oct. 2. This position is located in Newport, Oregon.

Large Animal Client Advocate – The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, has an immediate opening for a half-time (0.50 FTE), limited duration position as a Large Animal Client Relations Advocate. Duties include advocating for hospital clients to optimize communication and customer service. Act as a liaison between clients and hospital clinicians and staff to communicate pertinent information and assess client needs in a busy hospital environment. Effective customer service skills and abilities required, as well as computer skills and experience.  Familiarity with large breed animals (horses, sheep, cattle, camelids, goats) preferred. To see the full position announcement, qualifications, and apply to the position, view posting P01151CT. Questions about the position can be directed to Tammy Barr at Tammy.Barr@oregonstate.edu. Close Sept. 18.

Senior Director of Community Relations and Marketing–  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Senior Director of Community Relations and Marketing.  As a member of the OSU-Cascades’ Leadership Team, the Senior Director of Community Relations and Marketing will provide strategic and visionary leadership in support of OSU-Cascades by working to enhance the brand, reputation, public awareness and support of OSU-Cascades.  Posting # P01550UF.  Full consideration date Sept 18. Closes Sept. 20.

Maintenance Laborer Coordinator – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Maintenance Laborer Coordinator position. Posting number P01112CT. Closes Sept. 18. 

Executive Assistant: Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, Posting #P01535UF.  Closes Sept. 18.

Administrative Coordinator, External Engagement – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Administrative Coordinator position.  Posting # P01544UF. Full Closes Sept. 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 Sept. 21.

The Office of Equity Opportunity is seeking a Director of Equal Opportunity Investigations. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director. Posting # P01537UF. Open until filled. Full consideration date Sept. 22.

NEW! Communication Toolkit Intern – OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a part time (10 h a week), 20 week position. The student intern will work with the Data Management Specialist at the library to develop materials (presentations, guidelines, exercises, etc.) that will help researchers have conversations about how to share their research data. Posting #P02718SE. Closes Sept. 24.

The Vice President for Research Office is seeking an Associate Vice President for Research. This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Consideration will be made for applicants to start at .50 FTE or greater for up to one year, with the intent of this being a full 1.0 FTE within a year. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President. Closes Sept. 25. Posting # P01568UF.

NEW! Newport Business Office Manager – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Business Office Manager position for their Newport Office. Posting #P01575UF. Full consideration date Sept. 27.  Closes Oct. 11. This position is located in Newport, Oregon.

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.

ABE Teacher  The College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) is seeking an ABE Teacher. This is a part-time, .49 FTE, 9-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01530UF. Closes June 30, 2018.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an innovative Oregon State student to work in the Donor Relations department. Be part of the team that says thank you and makes sure that generous supporters know their gifts are having a positive impact on campus. Alumni, parents, and others donate over $100 million a year to OSU for scholarships, new facilities, and research projects. This position works a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Students must be available during summer months.  Hourly wage is $10 – $12.  Visit About Us at the OSU Foundation website http://www.osufoundation.org to learn more details and how to apply.

Web Development Student InternshipThe OSU Foundation seeks an energetic and creative Oregon State student to join our talented Communications team as a Web Intern. This student position offers an exciting opportunity to increase your knowledge of website and multimedia development and digital communications processes, while building your professional portfolio. Projects will include building and editing web pages, multimedia features, and digital communications for the OSU Foundation. Up to 20 hours per week. Work must be completed onsite at the OSU Foundation office during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday). Applicants must be current OSU students. This position is open immediately with preference given to applicants who have an interest in continuing work throughout the 2016-17 academic year. Work-study students are encouraged to apply.  $10.25-12/hour.  Apply at http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=4481www.osufoundation.org

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.

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.


Corvallis: “September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.” ~ Alexander Theroux. The week will start out sunny, with clouds rolling in by week’s end. Highs will be in the 80s, dropping to the low 70s by the weekend. Lows in the lower 50s to upper 40s.

Central Oregon: Sunny with areas of smoke all week, highs in the 80s dropping to the upper 60s by the end of the week.

Newport: Patchy fog and mostly sunny, highs in the lower 70s to lower 60s. Lows around 50.

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

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