OSU Today

Dec. 26-29, 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.

Oregon State: All students 25 and younger must get meningococcal B vaccination(KCBY)

Oregon State will require all students 25 and younger to be vaccinated for meningococcal B disease by Feb. 15 after the sixth case of meningococcal disease in a year. (see also KGWOregonian, Democrat-Herald)

Fluorescent Nanomedicine could improve tumor removal process (R&D)

A team from Oregon State University have created a new fluorescent nanomedicine platform that could aid doctors in knowing which cancerous tissue to remove while also killing any malignant cells that cannot be surgically removed. (see also Phys.orgGEN)

Old-growth forests can provide last refuge for declining songbirds as climate changes (OPB News)

new study from Oregon State University scientists finds that old-growth forests could be an important refuge for songbirds in the face of climate change.

Archaeology as blood sport (LA Times)

Robson Bonnichsen, an anthropologist at Oregon State University and the founder of the Center for the Study of Early Man, said, “Your site may well be a candidate for one of the oldest archaeological sites ever found in the New World.”

OSU to host 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (The Skanner)

The annual Oregon State University celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., takes place Jan.13-19. This is the 36th year of the event. It is one of the university’s longest-running social justice events.

New statewide Outdoor School program doles out funding (KTVZ)

Some districts have already held Outdoor School this fall and they will be able to use this funding to offset those costs, said Kristopher Elliott, an Oregon State University Extension Service assistant director who leads the program.

Routines, practice and mental rehearsal might mitigate some risks of armed self-defense (Science Codex)

In a study published today, Oregon State University researchers have identified ways that handgun owners attempt to mitigate those risks, including developing routines with their firearms, practicing target shooting and self-defense simulations and mentally rehearsing self-defense scenarios. The researchers conclude that while these efforts do decrease some risk, they can never fully prepare someone for the risks posed in an actual self-defense situation. (see also Gazette-Times)

The truth about those ‘alien alloys’ in the NY Times UFO story (Live Science)

“There are databases of all known phases [of metal], including alloys,” May Nyman, a professor in the Oregon State University Department of Chemistry, told Live Science. Those databases include straightforward techniques for identifying metal alloys. If an unknown alloy appeared, Nyman said it would be relatively simple to figure out what it was made of.

At the Water’s Edge: Embracing science and industry as key local industries (Jefferson Public Radio)

Tom Calvanese is a marine biologist with Oregon State University. When he first came to Redfish Rocks, he says it was pretty clear right away that it was an ideal place to study rockfish in the context of what was to become a protected area.

DEQ awards grants to Corvallis efforts to curb food waste (KLCC)

Oregon State University also received a grant from the DEQ.  The $27,000 will support OSU’s efforts to cut food waste on campus by 10 percent.

OSU research shows best techniques for organic blueberries (Good Fruit Grower)

The results of the research indicate that a few key best practices may allow organic growers to eek out the same yields from their blueberry farms as conventional growers, said Bernadine Strik, OSU’s extension berry crops specialist, in a news release from the university today.

How a black president stoked white fragility (Women’s E-news)

Professor Kelsy Kretschmer of Oregon State University  co-authored  a recent study of women’s voting patterns. She writes,  “Women consistently earn less money and hold less power, which fosters women’s economic dependency on men. Thus, it is within married women’s interests to support policies and politicians who protect their husbands and improve their status.

Netflix helps man from Beaverton execute viral proposal (FOX 12)

Conor is a graduate of Beaverton High School and Kamela is a graduate of Aloha High School. Both graduated from Oregon State University.

Researchers developing tools to track harmful bacteria (Capital Press)

Oregon State University researchers are tracking tiny DNA molecules that turn the bacteria rhodococcus from its beneficial form to harmful form in nursery plants.

Oregon State explores drone swarms for war (Jefferson Public Radio)

But we explore it further with the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CoRIS) Institute at Oregon State University, which is working on drone swarm technology, along with other projects.

USDA issued exclusive licenses for two blackberry varieties to Oregon State University (IEG Vu)

The USDA agreed to concede licences for the Galaxy and Eclipse variety. Requests were filed by the University in June 2017

Why rare disease groups should do more to address psychosocial issues (Rare Daily)

A new study from researchers at Oregon State University finds people with rare conditions are a greater risk for health-related quality of life issues. While that may not seem like a headline grabber, it is worthy of note. (see also Psych Central, News MedicalHindustan Times)

Universities diving into dumpsters to advance sustainability goals (University Network)

Oregon State University (OSU) sits somewhere in the middle. According to its most recent AASHE STARS audit report, it does not conduct regular waste audits but has dumpster audits, usually from residence halls, “at least a few times per year.”

Life on the Rocks (bioGraphic)

That all changed in 1977 when an Oregon State University marine geologist named Jack Corliss chartered a research vessel off the coast of Ecuador and steamed out some 320 kilometers (200 miles) to the Galápagos Trench.

Researchers: Barley is ideal for cool-season cattle grazing (Agrilife)

“We are currently screening Oregon State University breeding material under several Texas environments to identify the best adapted lines for future co-varietal release.”

Former McNary Grad, OSU gymnast has new audience (Statesman Journal)

Nearly three years after hanging up her orange and black leotard as an all-Pac-12 gymnast at Oregon State, Taylor Miller is still performing.

Corvallis Arts Walk Spotlight: Michael Boonstra (Gazette-Times)

“Locally I’ve had a solo exhibition at the Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University, as well as participated in exhibitions at the Corvallis Arts Center. I’ve also participated in the Art in Rural Storefronts project on two separate occasions.

OSU Master Gardener program offers lessons, camaraderie (Bend Bulletin)

This summer, the Oregon Master Gardeners Association hosted an International Master Gardener Conference in Portland. Two busloads of conference attendees came to Central Oregon to visit our gardens and learn about our gardening climate.

OSU names Mateus Pasa to lead cherry and pear research program (Good Fruit Grower)

Oregon State University has named Mateus Pasa, Ph.D., as assistant professor and leader of its horticulture research program at the Mid Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center.


NEW! OSUsed Store Clearance: Come by our public sale Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street, where all white tag items will be buy 1, get 2 free! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Dreams of Cuba: The Little Gallery presents “Dreams of Cuba,” an exhibition of photography by Greg Bal. On view Jan. 8-Feb. 28, with an opening reception Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m. The artist is displaying photos captured in Cuba in 2013 during a study abroad class led by OSU professor Nana Osei-Kofi.

Register now for the 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Peace Breakfast: Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, while honoring members of the OSU community who carry his message and work forward in the present. The breakfast is free and open to the public but registration is required. At 11 a.m., listen to keynote speaker Melissa Harris-Perry in The LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium. Harris-Perry is a writer, political commentator, former MSNBC TV host and the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. Jan. 15, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom.For accommodations contact 541-737-4717 or events@oregonstate.edu. For a full calendar of events visit, leadership.oregonstate.edu/mlk.

NAACP writing festival: The Corvallis/Albany chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be hosting a writing festival and scholarship competition entitled “Youth Voices of Diversity,” to be held from 11 a.m. to 5:20 p.m., Jan. 15, in the Horizons Room of the Memorial Union. For more information contact Nicole Hams at hamsn@oregonstate.edu.

New play: The OSU College of Engineering is sponsoring “Spinning Into Butter,” a play by Rebecca Gilman, produced by Bag&Baggage Productions, that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America. Show times are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, in room 200 at the Learning Innovation Center on OSU’s Corvallis campus. Tickets are free but required and can be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis at http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/community.

Be Orange Challenge: This Faculty and Staff Fitness challenge is not about losing pounds or getting the most steps. Be Orange IS about being mindful of the small things you do every day that make you healthy. For this challenge, you will simply track the things you do each day related to diet, activity, sleep, stress and other health behaviors — no crazy goals or fancy gadgets needed! We will also have staff and activities to help keep you motivated. Drop-In Orientations: Jan. 15-19, Challenge will run Jan. 22-Mar. 4, $5 to sign up via: http://health.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff-fitness  

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! ElderCare Connections: Long-Term Care Ombudsmen as Your Advocates for Better Care: Do you have a family member or friend living in skilled nursing home care, assisted living or adult foster care? Do you sometimes have concerns and questions about the care they receive? Attend this session to learn how volunteer long-term care ombudsmen can help you and your loved ones receive the care they need in long-term care facilities. Presenters will discuss residents’ rights, the role of Ombudsman as resident advocate and ombudsman volunteer opportunities. Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 2 from 12:10-12:50 p.m. in MU 212.

NEW! Bread and Soup Class—The Perfect Comfort Foods for Winter: Class will cover several different kinds of soup as well as how to make broth.  Quick and easy breads to go with soup will be demonstrated. Cost $35 per person $25/two or more in a family.  $75 per person for 3-class winter series. Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Community Christ Church-1485 Gilham Rd. Eugene  Learn More

NEW! Lecture on Amazon Forest: Barbara Zimmerman, founder and director of the Kayapo Project to help indigenous peoples in the southeastern Amazon River basin, will give a free public lecture at Oregon State University on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Her talk, “Unparalleled Conservation Opportunity: Indigenous Lands and Large Scale Conservation of Amazon Forest, the Kayapo,” begins at 4 p.m. in the Learning Innovation Center (LInC) Room 302, located at 165 S.W. Sackett Place on campus.

NEW! Winter workshops: Winter-term training workshops for employees, presented by the Center for Training & Organizational Development, are open for registration. Workshops include De-Junking Your Life, Core Curriculum for Supervisors and Managers, Cultural Competency, Giving Feedback: A Gift or a Brick?, Delivering Exceptional Service, Strategic Planning & Execution, and Coaching: A Process for Developing Talent. Details, times, dates and registration (no cost)

Beaver Family Connections Winter Schedule: Bring your lunch from noon-1 p.m. monthly and join in on interesting topics and discussions related to your child’s development and your family health and well being. There will be a Baby, Childhood, Tween/Teen and general session each term from you to choose from. Topics to be covered winter term include Promoting Self-Regulation in Young Children, Bullying 101, Social Media & Technology, and Step Parenting & Blended Families. To see the entire schedule visit http://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/FRCevents. 

Hispanic Leadership Institute conference: The office of Diversity & Cultural Engagement will host an informational meeting for students who wish to learn more about the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) 36th national conference and the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities 32nd Annual Conference in Chicago on Feb. 15-18. An informational meeting will take place at the Centro Cultural César Chávez on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 4-5:15 p.m.

Foster Learning Outside the Classroom with the Online Informal Learning Certificate. Learn from Oregon State’s College of Education how to guide instruct learners in informal learning settings such as nature centers, museums, zoos and aquariums. Learn more

Business Administration Certificate – Finance Accounting Foundation Short Course Starts Jan. 15. Learn business essentials with this certificate program, which includes courses in human resources, finance, marketing, business negotiation, and more. Learn more.

Supply Chain and Transportation Certificate.  This online professional development program from Oregon State offers essential experience to advance your career in the dynamic supply chain industry. Learn more.

Oregon Master Naturalist (OMN) Program Returns Jan. 22. Join the program and become part of a dedicated network of volunteers committed to preserving Oregon’s natural history and natural resources. Learn more.

Launch or Expand Your Blueberry Production with Oregon State’s Online Blueberry Program. This innovative online course offers a step-by-step approach to managing a successful blueberry operation. Learn more.

Launch Your Own Beer Business with Oregon State’s Craft Brewery Startup Workshop. Learn from brewing industry pros, including Ninkasi and others – in Eugene, Feb. 24 – Feb. 28. Learn more.

Craft Beer Lovers and Pros – PDX Beer Styles Weekend w/ Oregon State Experts! Join Professor Tom Shellhammer in Portland for an in-depth overview of beer flavors and styles. Learn more.

Sports Facilities Management Certificate!
Our unique, expert-led certificate will help you get the in-demand skills needed for a competitive advantage while building a portfolio of work to show others. Learn more.

Hone your FERPA Knowledge!:  The Office of the Registrar runs a FERPA Learning Community during Winter term. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out a brief survey here before Jan. 3: http://bit.ly/FERPALC2018. If you have questions, please contact allyson.dean@oregonstate.edu

Learn the Essential Elements of Contract Law with this NEW! Expert-Led Online Course. Develop a skillset that all businesses and non-profits need with Oregon State’s Procurement and Contract Management online series. Learn more.

Learn to Lead Through Organizational Change and Ensure Your Team’s Success. This five-week online course teaches you how to avoid pitfalls and improve employee relations during times of transition. Learn more.

Elevate Your Marketing with the Advanced Marketing Certificate. 
Boost your results with expert-level insight and techniques utilized by marketing pros. Learn more.

Online Business Analyst Certificate from Elite IBM Expert. Receive an immediate career jumpstart as a Business Analyst and gain the in-demand skills that hiring managers seek. Learn more.

Web Development and Coding Online Certificate Series. 
Gain career-ready skills in weeks with our affordable coding program starting Jan. 8. Learn more.

Take Note 

NEW! Volunteers sought for international student orientation: We are looking for volunteers to help us at our upcoming Winter 2018 International Student Orientation, which takes place Jan. 2-5.  This is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world, practice your intercultural communication and gain valuable leadership skills and experience. There will be half day Volunteer Training on Thursday, Dec. 28. To sign up: https://tinyurl.com/y83b55fx Contact Erica Mercier at Erica.mercier@oregonstate.edu if you have any questions.

NEW! University policies and standards: Oregon State University will take written comments on its proposed University Standard 04-001 Development of University Policies and Standards through the end of business on Friday, Dec. 29.  This standard updates the university’s policy program, which was established in 2014 with the dissolution of the Oregon University System.  The proposed standard will enhance the vetting of policies, establish a uniform process, promote compliance, and result in clear, accessible guidance to the university community.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding the proposed university standard before it becomes effective Jan. 1, 2018.  The proposed standard is available electronically as a pdf upon request.  Comments or requests should be directed to Susan Barba at susan.barba@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Need funds to bring a presenter to campus? Consider partnering with The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW)! The PCOSW Speaker Series Subcommittee welcomes funding requests from all members of the OSU community. The 2017-18 Speaker Series theme is “Raising Awareness: Knowledge is Power.” PCSOW supports a range of speaking formats including, but not limited to, lectures, workshops, or breakout sessions. Applicants should provide an explanation of the purpose, timing, and cost of the speaker event; how the event aligns and supports the PCOSW mission and the theme of “Raising Awareness: Knowledge is Power.” Check out our website, http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/speaker-series, to learn more about the Speaker Series or to apply for funding.  Priority is given to applications submitted by the Friday of the third week of each term.

NEW! Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholar Nominations Sought: The OSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is now accepting nominations for the Emerging Scholar Award. The chapter established the award to honor tenure-track faculty members in any academic unit who are in the early stages of their professional careers in recognition of outstanding research or creative activity in their field of study. Up to two awards will be made. Application deadline: Jan. 8. More information: http://phikappaphi.oregonstate.edu/awards/emerging-scholar-award#overlay-context=awards/emerging-scholar-award

Charitable Fund Drive donation–It’s not too late! Make your pledge now through Dec. 31: https://www.ipledgeonline.org/_cfduniversities/. Note: Last year’s donations do not automatically roll over to this year; however, it is easy to replicate last year’s donations once you log in to donate. These organizations need your help now more than ever. Your pledge is appreciated.

How to Obtain Hybrid Course Funding: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites OSU faculty to submit proposals to participate in the Hybrid Faculty Learning Community in Spring 2018 and redesign an established Corvallis campus course as a hybrid course. Brief proposals are due Jan. 8, 2018. Professional development funding is provided. See Call for Hybrid Proposals.

Support the High School Journalism Institute: For 10 years, Oregon State University and The Oregonian have helped train the next generation of journalists and promoted diversity in newsrooms through the High School Journalism Institute. This hands-on experience brings Oregon high school students to OSU every summer, where they learn journalism skills from industry professionals and create a 32-page newspaper. In addition to learning journalism, the students get connected to OSU – they live in the residence halls, eat in the dining halls, tour campus, and earn college credit, all at no cost to them. The program needs to generate additional funds in order to continue this immersive experience. The crowdfunding page can be found here: https://create.osufoundation.org/project/7824 

Mid-Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Preparedness Planning   It can be overwhelming knowing how to start your preparedness program at home. The Rule of 3s guidelines can help prioritize what to prepare for first. Download the attached poster for reference and sharing with others.  http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/12-15%20Rule%20of%203s.pdf  

Surplus survey results are in: Thank you to staff and faculty who completed the Surplus Property departmental staff satisfaction survey in October. We appreciate your feedback and are taking it into account to set goals for the future. See a summary of the survey results and the changes we plan to make here.

Advancing public health: Boston University recently challenged leading public health deans and directors to share their thoughts on advancing public health in an unsettled climate. Listen to what these leaders – including Dean F. Javier Nieto from OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences – have to say.

PFLA Our Hero Awards: Do you know someone at OSU who deserves hero status? The individual who makes the extra effort, who steps in to assist without being asked or puts forth the effort in a moment to make your day?  Here is your opportunity to recognize and celebrate their greatness. The Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) is seeking nominations for the Our Hero Award.  PFLA membership is not required by either you (the Nominator) or your Hero (the Nominee).   Let us help you celebrate the everyday Hero in your OSU world. Nominating your hero is easy, so visit the PFLA Our Hero webpage today.

Synergies: Learn about your odds of hitting the genetic jackpot and hear how a student went from academic probation to serving as an intern for Sen. Jeff Merkley in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ latest edition of SYNERGIES. Also learn how – and why – you should grow your own broccoli sprouts, as well as what we’re doing to improve the health of heavy equipment operators and people across Oregon and beyond.

Adapt, adopt or author open textbooks for bacc core classes: Make college more affordable and increase student success by adopting, adapting or authoring open textbooks and other no-cost learning materials for your baccalaureate core classes. Open Oregon State encourages all faculty teaching bacc core classes on campus in Corvallis, Newport, at OSU-Cascades and online via OSU Ecampus to develop open textbooks and ease the financial strain on students. Learn more and apply for funding today.

Momentum – One of the College of Engineering’s strategic goals is to provide a transformational educational experience that produces graduates who drive change throughout their lives. We provide students opportunities to learn from world-renowned faculty, cooperate with their peers, test ideas in the lab and in the real world, and experience first-hand the value and strength of diversity in problem solving. In this latest issue of Momentum, we highlight some of the outstanding programs we have in place to find, nurture, and support students to maximize the trajectory of their engineering education.

Chinook Book free to OSU community: The Sustainability Office and several campus partners bring you the gift of free access to Chinook Book!  Chinook Book uses standards and criteria to select merchants that include aspects of sustainability in their business.  All you need is an oregonstate.edu email address plus download and activation instructions.  Already a user?  Email verification using an oregonstate.edu email address may be required.

Faculty Funding: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites OSU faculty to submit proposals to participate in the Hybrid Faculty Learning Community in Spring 2018 and redesign an established Corvallis campus course as a hybrid course. Proposals are due Jan. 8, 2018. Professional development funding is provided. See Call for Hybrid Proposals.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Parking garage: Due to parking lot maintenance, the parking garage will be closed on Dec. 28, for its annual winter sweeping (View Map). Sweepers will be in the garage all day and will open levels as they become available. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Transportation Services at (541) 737-2583.

Kerr Admin Loading Dock closed: As part of the Kerr Admin Freight Elevator Modernization project, the Kerr Admin loading dock will be closed for approximately three months beginning Dec. 15 (see map). The closure of the east side of the loading dock will not affect hand truck deliveries or pedestrian pathways for building access. Accommodations for larger deliveries can be made when needed.


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

Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center in Corvallis invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), salaried, 12-month, Fiscal Coordinator 1 position.  Posting #P01309CT. Closes Dec. 27.

Visiting Instructor – Mathematics  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a visiting Mathematics Instructor. This position, starting Winter term of 2018 through Spring term of 2018, is a 1.00 FTE fixed-term, non-tenure track appointment and is not renewable. Posting # P01762UF. Closes Dec 27.

Prog-Mngr Student Engagement – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Prog-Mngr Student Engagement position.  Posting # P01787UF. Full consideration date is Dec. 28. Closes Jan. 2.

NEW! 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).  Posting# P01824UF.  Closes Dec. 29.


Operations Manager  The Office of The Registrar – The Office of the Registrar is seeking an Operations Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE),12 month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Registrar. Posting# P01795UF.  Closes Dec. 29.

Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking a Procurement 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 # P01784UF. Closes Jan 19, full consideration date is Dec 29.

Campus Visit/Transfer Coordinator-   OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a Campus Visit/Transfer Coordinator. This position is a full-time, 1.00 FTE 12-month  fixed-term, professional faculty position. Posting # P01765UF. The full consideration date is Dec 29. Closes Jan. 26, 2018.

UPDATED! Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one full-time, 10-month, classified Cook 1 position.  Posting # P01125CT.  Closing date is Dec. 29 or when filled.

Master Gardener Coordinator – The Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Small Farms and Master Gardener Coordinator position, that will be located at the Extension Lincoln County Office in Newport, Oregon. This position will be affiliated with the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the Forestry & Natural Resources Program at Oregon State University. Reappointment is at the discretion of Regional Director and the Program Leaders.  Posting# P01770UF.  Closes Dec. 30.

Assistant Professor – Architectural Engineering – The College of Engineering’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position Posting #P01733UF.  Full consideration date:  Dec. 30.

Accountant 1 – The Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Accountant 1.  Posting # P01305CT.  Closes Dec. 31.

Office Specialist 1.  This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 8 hours per week), Office Specialist 1 to support the School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program in the Department of Horticulture. Posting # P01300CT.  Closes Jan. 1.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2- Admin Support Posting #P01304CT.  Closes Jan. 1.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2- Immunization Compliance Assistant Posting #P01308CT. (This is an internal employment opportunity.) Closes Jan. 1.

Minute Recording and Transcription Services Contractor: The City of Corvallis is accepting résumés for a Minute Recorder/Transcriber Contractor. Work typically involves attending one or more meetings per month. Must own personal laptop and digital recorder. Compensation is $25 per hour, including actual meeting time and no more than three (3) hours transcription time per one (1) hour of meeting time. Successful contractor candidates will demonstrate strong writing and Word Processing skills, ability to accurately record minutes and present them in good grammatical form, provide verifiable references, and pass a criminal background check. Submit resumes to the Central Administrative Services Manager via e-mail to city.manager@corvallisoregon.gov.  Please use “Minute Contractor” in the subject line. Closes: Jan. 1, 2018.

NEW! Assistant Manager, Dining– OSU Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for an Assistant Manager, Dining. This position is a full-time, 1.0 FTE 12 month fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # P01814UF. Closes Jan. 2.

NEW! This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Administrative Program Assistant position for the Office of the Registrar at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # P01322CT. Closes Jan. 2.

The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Advisor – Academic position.  Posting #P01782UF. Full consideration date Jan 2. Closes Jan 9.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 position for the Office of the Registrar at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # P01291CT. Closes Jan. 2, 2018.

Office Specialist 1 –This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 16 hours per week) Office Specialist 1 position for the Extension Douglas County Office at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Roseburg, Oregon.  Posting# P01287CT.  Closes Jan. 2, 2018.

Associate Head Advisor – College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Office of Student Success, invites applications for a Associate Head Advisor. This is a full time (1.0 FTE) 1- month, fixed term, professional faculty position. Posting #P01744UF, Closes Jan. 5, 2018

The Housing and Arrivals Coordinator is responsible for ensuring positive experiences for INTO OSU students throughout the arrival process and during their time living on campus. This position works closely with OSU University Housing and Dining Services, the INTO North America Application Processing Center, and a range of other stakeholders and acts as a main point of contact and resource for these partners. For more information or to apply, please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=36078&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Jan. 7, 2018.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Admissions Coordinator. The Admissions Coordinator oversees critical processes within International Admissions and represents the team in many collaborations within the INTO OSU Center. This position leads a team of Admissions Representatives and demonstrates excellent customer service. This position addresses the needs of partners and stakeholders through timely communication and accurate problem solving. Stakeholders that this position will frequently interact with include: the Application Processing Center (APC), INTO Regional Offices, Educational Counsellors, OSU Admissions, and sponsors.  For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=35901&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Jan. 7.

NEW! Fiscal Coordinator 1 – Business Affairs in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Fiscal Coordinator 1, Posting # P01318CT. Closes Jan. 9.

NEW! Office Copier Administrator – OSU Printing & Mailing Services is seeking a full-time Fleet Copier Administrator primarily responsible for overseeing the University-wide Office Copier Program, assisting with Bulk Mail Processing, Student Test Scoring administration, and assistance with invoice reviews and billing operations at Printing & Mailing Services.  Position closes on Wednesday, Jan. 10.  Additional details available at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/53399

NEW! The Department of Marketing and Events is seeking a Marketing Writer. This is a full-time, 1.00 FTE,12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01816UF. Closes Jan. 12.


NEW! Assistant Computational Scientist (Faculty Research Assistant). The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (CGRB) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Assistant Computational Scientist to support CGRB’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Teaching Facility (ACTF).  Posting #P01780UF. Closes Jan. 14.

NEW! Bioinformatics Analyst (Faculty Research Assistant).  The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (CGRB) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Bioinformatics Analyst. Posting number: P01779UF Closes Jan. 14.

NEW! Bioinformatics Trainer (Faculty Research Assistant). The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (CGRB) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Bioinformatics Trainer.  Posting number: P01775UF. Closes Jan. 14.

NEW! Marketing and Communications Assistant (MCA) will be responsible for helping the Marketing and Communications Specialist (MCS) with activities within and emanating from INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) to build awareness and drive student recruitment from the global markets to OSU and INTO OSU.  With direction from the INTO OSU Marketing and Communications Specialist and in cooperation with the Marketing and Recruitment Manager, the MCA will organize and implement a wide range of activities/tactics as defined within the annual marketing plan, and will provide marketing and sales support for emerging needs. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=36255&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Jan.14.

NEW! Web and Mobile Services (WAMS), part of the Information and Technology Division at Oregon State University, invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE) , 12-month Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, positions.  Posting # P01317CT. Closes Jan. 31.  Full-consideration date is Jan. 15.

Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time .75 FTE (approximately 30 hours per week), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) with the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program. This position will be located in Eugene serving Lane County.  Posting# P01313CT.  Closes Jan. 15.

Finance & Accounting Manager – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Finance & Accounting Manager position. Posting #P01766UF.Close Jan. 15, 2018.  This is a working manager position responsible for supervising Business Center financial and accounting functions in the AMBC.

Assistant/Associate Professor – The College of Engineering’s School of Nuclear Science and Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications). Posting #P01684UF. Full consideration date: Jan. 18, 2018.

Technical Writing Evaluator The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a part-time, hourly Academic Wage Technical Writing Evaluator position.  Posting #P00314AW. Closes June 15 or when filled.

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 searching for an Accounting student worker to help with:  data entry, event/facility support, general ledger recording, special projects and general office duties such as copying, filing and scanning.  Up to 20 hours per week. Applicants must be current OSU students. This position is open immediately with preference given to applicants from the College of Business who have an interest in continuing work throughout the 2017-18 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=6857

The Oregon State University Foundation/Alumni Association is searching for an Career Services student worker to help with:  resume/cover letter review, web page content management, draft marketing emails, help set-up for events, help create presentations, etc.  PT 20 hours/week, $10.25 per hour.  Submit cover letter and resume to:  Yuliya.dennis@osualum.com

The Oregon State University Foundation/Alumni Association is searching for an Office Assistant student worker to help with:  answering phones, greeting customers, data entry, preparing mailing, scanning/copying, website content management, preparing supply boxes, event name tags and material preparation, etc.  PT 20 hours/week, $10.25 per hour.  Submit cover letter and resume to: Christi.kasten@osualum.com

The OSU Alumni Association has two new opportunities Alumni Center Sr. Event Technician and Alumni Center Event Technician. The Alumni Center Sr. Event Technician is part of the Alumni Center team responsible for successful delivery of events at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  Additionally, this position is the lead worker and student workforce manager responsible for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  The Alumni Center Event Technician provides event and facility support to the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  To learn more and apply, visit:  www.osufoundation.org

The Oregon State University Foundation has an new opportunity for a Facilities and Office Technician. This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Foundation’s Corvallis building, offices, and grounds, and for selected facilities activities in the Foundation’s Portland office.  Learn more or apply at: www.osufoundation.org 


Corvallis: “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~ C.S. Lewis. Clearing Tuesday, chance of rain the rest of the week. Highs in the upper 40s, lows in the mid 30s.

Central Oregon: Partly cloudy Tuesday, then chance of wintry mix, followed by chance of rain later in the week. Highs in the 40s, lows in the 20s rising to the 30s by the end of the week.

Newport: Chance of rain throughout the week, highs in the low 50s, lows in the 40s.

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


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