OSU Today

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

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.

The scourge: How to win the battle against disease-carrying ticks (Outdoor Life)

“There is a massive pulse of nymphs—which are primarily responsible for transmitting various diseases—in the late spring and early summer. There are a lot more nymphs out there than adult ticks,” says Oregon State University ecologist Dr. Taal Levi. “The larvae have to feed on an infected host before they can carry and transmit the disease.”

Great scat! Bears – not birds – are the chief seed dispersers in Alaska (Phys.Org)

In southeastern Alaska, brown and  are plentiful because of salmon. Their abundance also means they are the primary seed dispersers of berry-producing shrubs, according to an Oregon State University study. (see also Laboratory, KGW)

New ‘buck’ naked barley: Food, feed, brew (Phys.Org)

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) are giving an ancient grain a new life: this barley is naked, but not in an indecent way.

Seismic surveys could be hurting penguins – experts (New Zealand Herald)

“Imagine someone operating a nail gun for three months in your kitchen and you have nowhere else to eat,” Dr Leigh Torres, of Oregon State University, and Dr Holger Klinck, of Cornell University, wrote in a blog post outlining their work.

OSU engineering school honored for gender diversity efforts (Daily Journal of Commerce)

Oregon State University’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering has won a 2017 Women in Build Award.

Today

Be Orange Challenge: OSU Faculty Staff Fitness and Moore Family Center are hosting the Be Orange Health Challenge Jan. 22-Mar.4. Informational sessions will be held Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-noon, in Langton 124. Check out http://health.oregonstate.edu/beorange for more details.

WRGP Fall Seminar Series: Jeff Nason, of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering will present “Elucidating the complex interactions between engineered nanoparticles, (bio)colloids, and naturally occurring macromolecules” on Wednesday Jan.17, from noon-1 p.m. in Strand 260. Free and open to the public.

Qual*Tricks. Come learn some new tricks in Qualtrics on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Valley Library, Willamette East from 12:15-12:45 p.m. This week’s topic is piping text. Bring your lunch and your own laptop if you’d like to follow along. Can’t come? Join us on WebEx! Please RSVP for both F2F and Online attendance. See the complete schedule.

Craft Center Winter Open House: Have you been craving a creative outlet? Or looking to learn or advance your skills in a particular craft? Visit the Craft Center’s Open House on Jan. 17 from 2-5 p.m. for demonstrations, hands on activities, facility tours and register for winter classes and workshops! This free event, located in the basement level of Student Experience Center, is a perfect way to kick off the new year. #wecreate. 541-737-2937. sli.oregonstate.edu/craft.

Biochemistry and Biophysics Guest Lecture Seminar: Anne-Marie Krachler, an associate professor at the McGovern Medical School at UT Health in Houston, Texas, will present “May the force be with you: Mechanosensing and virulence regulation in enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157” on Wednesday Jan. 17 at 3:30 p.m. in ALS 4001.

CANCELLED! Accessibility Basics for the Web: This class has been cancelled.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Research Day, Jan. 19, 8 a.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology is pleased to announce our 9th Annual Research Day. https://emt.oregonstate.edu/research-day-2018  Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments and impact of EMT research and programs. Online registration is closed, but registrations will be accepted at the event or through email: mary.mucia@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Author reading: Writer, radio producer and multimedia artist Shawn Wen will give a reading of her work on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Lab Theater 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 2017-2018Visiting Writers Series.

Triathlon Club Membership Meeting: The OSU Triathlon Club invites you to attend their quarterly membership meeting in the Dixon Recreation Center Lower Classroom on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. All OSU community members of all abilities are welcome. Learn how to join our daily coached practices for running, biking, and swimming and work up to your first or next triathlon.

Dreams of Cuba: The Little Gallery (Kidder 210) 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.

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.

Formal dance: The Winter Wonderland Student Formal Dance celebrates OSU’s 150th anniversary by bringing back the student formal dance to the Memorial Union Ballroom.  Students can reserve their tickets for this Janu. 27 event, but they’re going fast!  If you’re not a student, but would still like a reason to get dressed up and dance, consider the Faculty Staff Fitness version on March 3.

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.

Craft Center Winter Classes: Feed your creativity and sign up for beginning and advanced Craft Center classes for staff, faculty, students and community members now through Jan. 22. Topics include pottery on the wheel, weaving, fused glass, screen printing, woodworking and more. Pick up a catalog at a number of convenient locations across campus. Register for classes at the Craft Center. 541-737-2937. sli.oregonstate.edu/craft.

Student formal: The Winter Wonderland Student Formal Dance celebrates OSU’s 150th anniversary by bringing back the student formal dance to the Memorial Union Ballroom.  Students can reserve their tickets for this Jan. 27 event, but they’re going fast!  If you’re not a student, but would still like a reason to get dressed up and dance, consider the Faculty Staff Fitness version on March 3.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! TRIAD meeting: Tekla Bude, School of Writing, Literature and Film will talk about the missing music in the medieval period.  The meeting will begin at noon on Jan. 18 in MU 109. The public is welcome to attend free of charge.  An optional catered lunch is available for $13.  Contact Jeannine Cropley, Jeannine.cropley@cgrb.oregonstate.edu to reserve a lunch.

NEW! Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Seminar: George Daston, Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, will speak on “Cheminformatics and in vitro methods to assess toxicity,” Jan. 18, 2 p.m., 4001 Ag Life Sciences.

NEW! OSU Employees Considering Graduate Business School: Join us for a Lunch & Learn Information Session to learn how you can earn your MBA part-time while working at OSU. We’ll answer questions about the OSU Tuition Reduction program too! Friday, Jan. 19, noon – 1 p.m. RSVP required, email: olivia.heath@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Thesis defense:  Elijah Wilson, MS candidate in Wood Science, will present his thesis, “Check Characterization of Maple Plywood”.  The defense will be held on Friday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 107.  Free and open to the public.  Contact Jessica.King@oregonstate.edu for accommodations.

NEW! School of Public Policy Canada Study Abroad 2018. Join professors Dwaine Plaza and Lauren Plaza for a unique faculty led Spring Break study abroad to Vancouver Canada March 24-30– 4 credits. This is an inexpensive opportunity that will allow students to visit an international location which is very different than the United States in terms of history, politics, culture, and society. Students from all majors are welcome. Drop in information sessions will take place: Monday Jan. 22 and Wednesday Jan. 24, 1-4 p.m., in Bexell Hall Room 214 (CLA advising Suite). Application deadline Feb. 1. Visit the links below for more information about the class.

NEW! TEXTtalks: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to join us at our winter symposium. TEXTtalks is a fun event that uses texts as a springboard to facilitate powerful talks. Registered now to ensure you receive a copy of the text for your sessions. The event runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and a catered lunch. Jan. 31, MU Ballroom. Register here.

OSU Employees Considering Graduate Business School: Join us for a Lunch & Learn Information Session to learn how you can earn your MBA part-time while working at OSU. We’ll answer questions about the OSU Tuition Reduction program too! Friday, Jan 19,  noon – 1 p.m. RSVP required, email: olivia.heath@oregonstate.edu

Board of Trustees: The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, Jan. 19, from 9:45 am to 3 pm to discuss Oregon State’s strategic planning and efforts to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice, and to receive a legislative update. The Board also will consider a capital budget amendment, the university’s 10-year business forecast, an acquisition of real property, an adjustment in presidential compensation, and the election of board officers. During the meeting, the Board will hold an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) to conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions. A public comment period is provided at each board meeting. Commenters may register by e-mail before the meeting by contacting Marcia Stuart at marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu or may register at the meeting itself. Other committees of the board will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. This includes on Thursday, in the Finance & Administration Committee, a discussion of preliminary FY2019 tuition scenarios and budget planning on which the committee will hear public comment. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, the Board of Trustees and the Associated Students of OSU will host an informal student-trustee discussion and dinner at The LaSells Stewart Center from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Participation will be limited to invited guests but members of the public may attend. The agendas and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. For accommodations: (541) 737-3449 or Marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

Academic Technology webinar: Welcome All Learners in Canvas Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. and learn about the course home page, Canvas syllabus, university policy links, and accessibility tools. Register for information on joining this free 30 minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email us at Canvas@oregonstate.edu

Deadline Extended! NASPA Student Summit on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response: Join us for a FREE conference on Saturday, Jan. 20 (including lunch and transportation to/from Portland) to learn about innovative, student involved efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence. For more information and to register by Wednesday, Jan. 17: http://bit.ly/2018SVPR_StudentSummit. For transportation, please visit SARC’s website: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/sarc.

Take Note 

NEW! Moving Toward Active Learning? The Center for Teaching and Learning encourages teaching faculty to be part of the Hybrid Faculty Learning Community in Spring 2018 and redesign an established Corvallis campus course as a hybrid course. See Call for Hybrid Proposals. Professional development funding is provided; apply by Mon., Jan. 22. For more information, contact Cub.Kahn@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! SEIU Local 083 nominations are open through Jan. 30, 5 p.m.: To be union strong we need candidates and officers from all over campus so please consider stepping up. Details for how to nominate yourself or another member can be found here: http://www2.seiu503.org/e/171302/wp-content-/ld77p/116635742uploads/2018/01/L083-Nom.pdf Please consider running. Candidates are also encouraged to speak at our next general meeting Thursday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Marketplace West Conference Room (lunch provided).

Giving Circle: The OSU Women’s Giving Circle is accepting proposals for grants to be awarded in May 2018. The applications are due by Wednesday, Jan. 17. To apply for a grant, please visit www.osufoundation.org/wgc_grant. Questions contact Kellie Parker at 541-737-4691 or Kellie.Parker@osufoundation.org.

Participants needed for Metabolic Research Study at Oregon State University: The purpose of this study is to determine the benefits of a single session of exercise on muscle metabolism, including the response to insulin. Participants must be age 18-45 years, not engage in regular exercise activity, not have diabetes or cardiovascular disease, and not be pregnant. This study is being conducted by Sean Newsom, Ph.D. and Matt Robinson, Ph.D. of the Translational Metabolism Research Laboratory. For more information, please contact us at TMR.Lab@oregonstate.edu

Apply now for Ecampus professional development funds: Oregon State Ecampus invites faculty, staff and administrators to pursue professional development related to online and hybrid education. Further your professional goals while promoting effective teaching and learning in OSU’s online and hybrid courses. Funding is available for professorial faculty and professional faculty and advisors. The application deadline is Feb. 7, so learn more and apply online today.

Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF): The Research Office is now accepting applications for the RERF. The budget this year is expected to be $400,000. Research Equipment Reserve Funds (RERF) may be used to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. The equipment may be inventoried capital equipment (defined as =>$5,000 per unit), or fabricated capitalized equipment. Proposals are due Feb. 28, by 5 p.m. Questions:  Contact Research Office Incentive Programs at:  Incentive.Programs@oregonstate.edu

Mid-Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Cold Weather Illness   With low temperatures comes a responsibility to prepare and take precautions against cold weather illness.  This month’s poster can be downloaded at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/01-15%20ColdWeatherIllness.pdf

Fire safety warning: Recently a small fire occurred in an individual’s office on campus when a portable space heater was plugged into a fuse-protected power strip which was chained to another power strip before it made it to a wall receptacle.  Three other items were plugged into the final power strip which resulted in an overload situation. The power strip failed to trip prior to allowing the cord to overheat and catch fire.  With winter upon us it is important to follow proper safety precautions when using a space heater in your office, these include: plug your space heater directly into a wall receptacle not an extension cord or power strip, use only heaters that are UL listed and are equipped with a safety tip-over switch, place heater out in the open and provide 36” clearance around heater, turn the unit off when you leave your office and unplug it when you leave for the day. Campus Office of Fire Prevention x7-3066.

Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) Academy Applications:  Faculty applications are currently being accepted for the DPD Academy scheduled to be held the weeks of June 18 – 22 and June 25 -29.  The DPD Academy facilitates focused and productive engagement with contemporary, multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power, and discrimination; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation.  Both individual and team applications are welcome.  For more information and to apply, visit the DPD Academy web page.  Deadline: Feb. 9.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! 26th Street: Due to construction, 26th street between SW Campus Way and SW Orchard Ave. (see map) will be closed February 2018 through May 2018. Crews will be installing new steam and condensate lines from the tunnel at Campus Way north to the intersection of 26th street and Orchard. Currently 26th street is scheduled to close on Feb. 2 and reopen on May 28.  Pedestrian traffic will not be impacted, northbound and southbound sidewalks will remain open. We will add an update to this notification when we have more precise details on the construction schedule.

Campus Way: There will be intermittent traffic interruptions Jan. 16-30, to accommodate installation of IT conduit. Traffic control will occur on Campus Way west of 35th Street (View Map).  During this time there will possible traffic delays. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Jason Lundy at 541-270-0193.

Annual steam shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building.  This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide.  The steam shutdown for 2018 will occur 6 p.m. June 17-4 p.m. June 20. 

Kerr Admin Loading Dock closed: As part of the Kerr Admin Freight Elevator Modernization project, the Kerr Admin loading dock will be closed through mid March (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.

Jobs

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

UPDATED! Accountant 1 – The Auxiliaries & Activates Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for two full-time, 12-month, Accountant 1 positions. Job duties, qualifications, and application process can be found by visiting http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/  Posting # P01332CT.  Closes Jan 17.

The Parking office of Transportation Services, Oregon State University, is hiring one full-time (1.0 FTE) Parking Field Representative. Posting#: P01331CT. Closes Jan. 17.

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.

UPDATED! 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. 19.

Staff Counselor: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking a staff counselor currently licensed in Oregon. This is a full-time, 7-month academic wage appointment. Please follow this link to apply: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/53997 .  Closes Jan. 19.

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.

Special Programs Coordinator This position is responsible for Special Programs coordination, including communication, marketing, and program implementation. This position works closely with a range of stakeholders to ensure high quality outcomes for staff and students 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=35898&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Jan. 20.

Scholar Housing and Residential Conferences Coordinator: The Scholar Housing & Residential Conferences Coordinator is a professional faculty position responsible for the overall administration of the Scholar & Guest Housing program, which houses 150-200 academic scholars, interns, and guests throughout the summer and academic year. The position requires infrequent and unpredictable crisis response throughout the year to several facilities but at an even higher amount during the summer conference season in 10-15 facilities. This position is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting # P01833UF. Closes Jan. 22.

Part Time CADC 1 Contractor: Student Health Services invites applications for a part time, contracted Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I position. Closes Jan. 22. Information on the position and how to apply can be found here: http://bit.ly/2CPok0I

The Forestry, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) at Oregon State University is recruiting for an Accountant 1.  Posting #P01342CT. Closes Jan 24.

NEW! Analyst Programmer 3 – full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 3, position for the Human Resources Benny Hire application (50%) and for Information Services Student Success efforts (50%) within the OSU Shared Use Organization.  This position provides expertise in the development, validation, testing, usage, and optimization of business-critical technical systems and processes. Position duties include Salesforce development, administration, and end user support. Posting # P01351CT. Closes Jan. 25. 

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. Closes Jan. 26.

Office Manager The Statistics Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Office Manager.  Posting # P01821UF. Closes Jan. 28 or when filled.

Oregon Sea Grant is recruiting one part-time, intermittent (approximately 10 hours per week as needed) Education Program Assistant 1 position at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Posting number, P01349CT.  Accepting applications until Jan. 29.

Sous Chef – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one Sous Chef position.  This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed term, professional faculty positions, with reappointment at the discretion of the Director.  Posting # P01850UF.  Closes Jan. 29.

Upward Bound Educational Counselor  The College Assistance Migrant Program is seeking an Educational Counselor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01848UF. Closes Jan. 29.

NEW! Library Technician 3 – OSU Libraries invites applications for 2 full-time Library Technician 3’s in the Acquisitions Unit. Posting # P01312CT. Closes Jan. 30.

Temporary Education Program Assistant 1 – Sea Grant invites applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE), 12-month, temporary Education Program Assistant 1 position. Posting P01345CT. Position based in Beaverton. Full consideration date Jan. 30. Closes Feb. 6.

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.

UPDATED! Student Treasury Management Project Assistant – The Office of University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week), Student Treasury Management Project Assistant post # P03167SE Full consideration date Feb. 2. Closes Feb. 28

Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time .45 FTE (approximately 18 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, Oregon.  Posting# P01335CT.  Closes Feb. 4. 

Oregon Sea Grant is recruiting one part-time, (approximately 20 hours per week) Temporary Education Program Assistant position for Oregon State University in Beaverton, Oregon. Posting number, P01345CT. Accepting applications until Feb. 6.

Content Strategist – The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Content Strategist. Posting number: P01851UF Closes Feb. 11. 

NEW! Enterprise Computing Services is recruiting for one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 1 position at Oregon State University.  Posting # P01356CT. Closes Feb. 23.

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.

Program Coordinator, Athletics Annual Giving: The Oregon State University Foundation is searching for a Program Coordinator for our Athletics Annual Giving team.  This position is responsible for assisting with all operations within the Our Beaver Nation Annual Fund with a purpose of generating revenue. Visit www.osufoundation.org for more information.

Director of Development, Health Sciences.  The Oregon State University Foundation is searching for a front-line fundraising professional to manage a comprehensive major gift program to support units within the Division of Health Sciences.  This position will devote 80% of work time to major gift fundraising activities and 20% of work time to administrative responsibilities. Learn more a www.osufoundation.org

Events Support Technician.  The CH2M HILL Alumni Center, home to the OSU Alumni Association, is in search of a skilled person to provide event support and to help manage the day-to-day operations of the alumni center.  The person who fills this role will join an enthusiastic team of three full-time staff members and a crew of student workers dedicated to providing the ultimate event experience at the premier event site in the area.  With, at times, a non-traditional work schedule, job responsibilities include event set-up (including full service audiovisual, lighting and staging), conference room preparation, manage facility equipment, and interact with clients about event needs, and much more, to help ensure a successful event.  Learn more at www.osufoundation.org

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

Weather

Corvallis: OSU150 fun fact: Launched in 1961, the Acona was one of the first ships designed for oceanographic research. Today, Oregon State is leading the design and construction of up to three new research vessels for the National Science Foundation and will receive the first ship in 2020. Rain, mainly after 4 p.m., high of 57, low of 45. Showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny followed by a chance of rain, high of 49, low of 38. Rain likely tomorrow.

Newport: Rain and breezy, high of 58, low of 46. Showers tomorrow.

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

 

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