OSU Today

Friday, Feb. 16, 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.

OSU students must disclose past crimes (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University will require all students to self-report past felony convictions and registered sex offender status before enrolling for fall term but will not bar them from school activities unless they pose a safety risk, the university announced on Thursday. (see also Oregonian, KTVL, KTVZ)

Recall effort of OSU student rep amplifies campus pushback on white nationalist views (Oregonian)

Andrew Oswalt, an embattled student body representative here at Oregon State University, faces a recall vote as he simultaneously attempts to capture a second term during this week’s campus elections, which end Friday night.

Land-grant universities reach out to bolster small farms (Capital Press)

The trend is not lost on Northwest land-grant universities, which are devoting serious time and resources to small farm outreach. Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho have all expanded programs in recent years to help small farmers thrive financially, grow healthful crops and develop community food systems for local consumers.

Veterinarian suicide rates higher than most (KTVZ)

At Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, suicide prevention among veterinarians is frequently discussed. On Friday, training is being held to teach how suicide impacts people within the veterinary medicine profession.

OSU chemists to study contamination at military bases (KTVZ)

Environmental chemists at Oregon State University will lead grants totaling $2.9 million to conduct studies of chemicals that have contaminated military installations and are also detected at fire training areas in the United States, including Oregon.

For tropical forest birds, old neighborhoods matter (PhysOrg)

Old, complex tropical forests support a wider diversity of birds than second-growth forests and have irreplaceable value for conservation, according to an Oregon State University-led exhaustive analysis of bird diversity in the mountains of southern Costa Rica.

Future of wood: Stronger than ever (Capital Press)

Oregon State University is putting CLT and other timber products to the test in its newest rendition of Peavy Hall, center of the university’s College of Forestry, which is under construction now. The building, due to open this fall, will showcase some of the latest uses of engineered wood, according to Geoff Huntington, OSU’s Forestry Center Director of Strategic Initiatives.

Newly-hatched salmon use geomagnetic field to learn which way is up (Phys.Org)

“From very early on in the life cycle, salmon have the ability to detect and respond to geomagnetic information,” said David Noakes, director of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center and senior author on the study. “This matters because we need to know how rearing conditions might impact the , particularly in the case of hatcheries – where we already have some evidence that exposure to unnatural magnetic fields can disrupt the ability of steelhead trout to orient appropriately.”

The state of the bee (Salem Weekly)

For the last decade Oregon’s bees – both native bees and the introduced European honeybee used in agriculture – have been in decline. But researchers like Andony Melathopoulos of the Oregon Bee Project say there are many reasons to hope for a better bee future in the state.

OSU Theatre’s “The Taming” delivers timely political farce (Gazette-Times)

But Gunderson may not be a familiar name to mid-valley audiences. That changes this weekend, as the Oregon State University Theatre Department stages Gunderson’s 2015 political farce, “The Taming,” for four performances. (Gunderson also is part of the lineup this year at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland with a new play, “The Book of Will.”)

Cities seem inevitable; why save the small town? (Durango Herald)

“Some of the smaller towns will disappear because they aren’t needed anymore,” said Bruce Weber, director of the Rural Studies Program at Oregon State University. “Cities will continue to grow faster than rural places because there are economic advantages to being in places that are densely populated.”

OSU community to decide if student charged with hate crimes keeps his office (KLCC)

An Oregon State University student charged with a hate crime still holds a position in student government.  But a recall vote is underway, that ends Friday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. (see also Gazette-Times)

CRISPR: The latest word in genetics (Capital Press)

“Scientists saw that and thought, What the hell is this?” said Steve Strauss, a forest biotechnology professor at Oregon State University. As it turned out, bacteria that survive a viral invasion use CRISPR to store the viral gene sequences within their own DNA to “remember” and destroy the virus if it returns

Literary MagNet: Dionisia Morales (Poets & Writers)

In her debut essay collection, Homing Instincts, Dionisia Morales takes on ideas of place and home. Framed by the day-to-day of Morales’s life—rock climbing, travel, pregnancy, moving from New York City to Oregon—the essays weave together research and meditations on the history of a place and how it can influence an individual’s sense of belonging and family. Morales published essays from the book, out in April from Oregon State University Press, in a number of journals.

A bedroom in the garden and other inviting ideas (Oregonian)

Mainstream Landscape Maintenance will showcase an outdoor bedroom amid a garden setting while Oregon State University students will build a low-impact urbanscape that includes edibles and attracts pollinators.


Blood Drive: OSU and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive and are in critical need of donors. The OSU Winter Blood Drive is being held at the First Methodist Church on Feb. 16. Visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code OSU, to schedule an appointment.

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. For more information robin.frojen@oregonstate.edu

Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from noon-5:30 p.m. Products include fresh and cooked/smoked sausages, bacon, retail cuts, jerky, snack sticks, and Beaver Classic cheese! The store is located at 3260 SW Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Please email Nathan.Parker@oregonstate.edu for any questions regarding the store

OSUsed Store Public Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sale 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.

Music a la Carte: Eric Alterman, cello and Ednaldo Borba, piano. Friday, Feb. 16 at noon. Memorial Union Lounge, Free.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Jenna Grant, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, will give a lecture titled, “Fixing the Machine: Humans Caring with and for Technologies.”  Grant will speak on Feb. 16 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program’s Lecture Series. Questions? Contact: drew.gerkey@oregonstate.edu

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ weekly research seminar will be held from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in HFC 115. Alvaro Muñoz, PhD, professor in the departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics with a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, will present “The Perilousness of Proportional Hazards in the Competing Risks Setting.”

Speaking (Dis)ability: Invisible Panel: This is an event to further the knowledge on campus about how (dis)ability status affects folx daily. This event also aims to let folx process how they may have impacted others by not thinking about how ability affects people. Feb. 16,  2-4 p.m. at the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center. Check out the Facebook page.

Fresh vs. Frozen Seafood? Consumer Perceptions and Preferences: On Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. in 155 International Living Learning Center, Ann Colonna, Sensory Program Manager with OSU’s Food Innovation Center, will lead attendees through a taste test and talk that will help you determine what you prefer: fresh versus frozen seafood. Reserve your spot to see if you can taste the difference, plus this is your chance to try Dulse, the seaweed that “tastes like bacon!” Tickets are free, but space is limited. Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fresh-vs-frozen-seafood-consumer-perceptions-and-preferences-tickets-42373846315. For info, contact events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-47147.

Play: Oregon State University Theatre will present Lauren Gunderson’s wild political comedy, “The Taming,” Feb. 15-18 on the Corvallis campus. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Withycombe Hall lab theatre, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. Tickets are $8 for general admission; $6 for seniors; $5 for youth/students; and $4 for OSU students. They are available through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or online at http://bit.ly/1wgmTkJ. Contact the box office for disability accommodations and/or group ticket sales.

College of Agricultural Science’s Can Food Drive and Western Dance: Join us for some dancing, and desserts! The College of Agricultural Science’s Can Food Drive and Western Dance on Feb. 16, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Women’s Building Gym; admission is $3 or 3 cans of food. Check out our Facebook event HERE. Questions? Contact lepschae@oregonstate.edu.


Market of Choice Donation Station, Circle Boulevard: Stop by Market of Choice, Honors College Student Association will be collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Food Drive on Feb. 17-18  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every $1 provides 3 meals for hungry families this winter, so contributions big and small are appreciated! For questions, contact bodnerk@oregonstate.edu.


Steinway Piano Series: The Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Piano Series welcomes Garrick Ohlsson in a program of Beethoven, Scriabin and Schubert. Sunday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. Ticket info at: corvallispiano.org

Upcoming Events

NEW! 2018 BeeVent Pollinator Conference set for March 3 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center: Learn how to make your yard a more friendly habitat for pollinators! This event is hosted by the Linn County Master Gardeners and features a full day of wonderful speakers, vendors, and citizens who are concerned about the plight of our pollinators! Cost is $30.00, lunch available for an additional fee. Registration information: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/beevent

Spring Preview: An open house program for prospective students will be in the Memorial Union and CH2M HILL Alumni Center on Monday, Feb. 19. There will be approximately 900 visitors on campus, which may affect parking and retail food locations.  Please welcome visitors you interact with during their time on campus!

Corvallis-OSU Symphony presents “Two Big B’s”: Maestro Marlan Carlson conducts Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, featuring  soloist Alexander Tutunov, and Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony in E-major. Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. Ticket info at: cosusymphony.org

Back to the 80s: A radical prom. Just like your prom – only better! This totally rad event benefits Faculty Staff Fitness and will bring you back to the decade of neon, leg warmers and big hair. We’ll have wicked prizes, bangin’ snacks, righteous beverages and a no-host bar. Dress in your ’80s finest and be crowned prom king or queen. Join us from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Women’s Building gymnasium. Cost is $15; must be 21+. Sign up online or cash at the door.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Tuesday Teaching Talks:  Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in a certificated series of teaching workshops. Attend one, some, or all. On Feb. 20, join Kay Sagmiller the director of CTL who will explore Brain-Based Active Learning Strategies. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.. No need to register – just come on by! Learn more here. Contact us here

NEW! Beaver Family Connections: Step Parenting & Blended Families: Many of today’s families find themselves in a step parent or blended family situation and it can be hard to know the dos and don’ts of each parent’s role. Join a guided discussion on how to create a healthy family relationship that supports everyone. Tuesday, Feb. 20 from noon-1 p.m. in MU 212. For more information contact familyresources@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! OSU-Cascades Science Pub:  At the upcoming OSU- Cascades Science Pub, OSU-Cascades biologist Ann Petersen will share how some local populations of wild-caught stickleback demonstrate distinct types of organ and tissue abnormalities and disease, and how her research has implications for human health, on Feb. 20 at McMenamins Father Luke’s room in Bend. Science Pubs take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. Science Pubs are free to community members, but reservations are required.  Space is limited to 100 guests.  Register by 5 p.m. the day prior to each Science Pub at  http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs.

NEW! Hybrid Seminar Series: Three experienced hybrid course faculty will share their successful blended teaching methods to promote learning and student success in hybrid courses. All faculty and GTAs welcome! Thursday, Feb. 22, 3-4 p.m., in Milam 215. Refreshments provided. Information: Cub.Kahn@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Oregon State’s Popular Human Resources Management Certificate Program Starts Soon. Register through Feb. 25 for our online program. Learn more.

NEW! Newly Updated! Launch or Expand Your Farm or Ranch with Oregon State’s Growing Farms Online Program. This innovative online course offers a step-by-step approach to successful, sustainable farming. Learn more.

LAST CHANCE! Oregon State Craft Brewery Startup Workshop in Eugene with Ninkasi Brewing Company. Learn the business of beer from industry professionals. Learn more.

Janel Lajoie – Forest Ecosystems and Society MS Defense: Janel Lajoie will present “Supplemental Feeder Use by Free-Living Black-capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapillus),” on Monday, Feb. 19, noon in RH 107.  Janel is completing her MS under the guidance of major professors Dr. Lisa Ganio and Dr. Jim Rivers.  Free and open to the public.

Ocean Forecasting:  Connecting data providers with end users, Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Old World Deli.  Marine scientists and commercial fishermen both have specialized areas of expertise in their understanding about, and connection to, the sea. Find out what happens when these two communities work together to create an easy-to-use interface that displays ocean condition forecast information, and how perceptions of risk and uncertainty influence how forecast information is communicated and interpreted.  This presentation is part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival.

REMINDER: Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for this upcoming session, offered Feb. 21.

Undocumented student care: Know Your Rights & Responsibilities Session for Faculty and Staff with OSU’s Undocumented Student Care and Wellbeing Committee and immigration lawyer Maria Cobarrubias on Thursday, Feb. 22 from noon -1 p.m. or  2-3 p.m. in the MU Multipurpose Room (MU 13). Coffee & water will be provided. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 19 at http://dce.oregonstate.edu/rights. Walk-in attendance available depending on space availability. Learn more about the presenter here: https://www.cobarrubiaslaw.com/.

Oregon State Community Health Worker Certification Training in Tillamook or La Grande. Flexible format features eight weeks online and only two days in the classroom. Learn more.

Oregon State’s Online Project Management Certificate Begins Soon. Learn from project management expert Laszlo Retfalvi. Learn more.

Ocean climate and carbon cycle dynamics: Join us for the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture with James Zachos on Thurs., Feb. 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. in LINC 100. Zachos’ research is centered on ocean climate and carbon cycle dynamics with a focus on periods of extreme warming and long-term climate change. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit bit.ly/ZachosPBK. For accommodations for disabilities, contact University Events at events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717.

Science on Tap in Portland featuring OSU Food Innovation Center: Get a glimpse of the food development and marketing process for new food items from three of our OSU food scientists at the Oregon Historical Society on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6 – 8 pm.  Register here and join us for fun, appetizers, beer, wine, taste testing and view the OSU150 Exhibit. $5 OSUAA member or $8 nonmembers. In partnership with Metro Extension Service and Alumni Association.

Creating Quick and Easy Meals from Your Food Pantry and Freezer: Master Food Preservers share ideas to help you utilize the foods you have in your pantry and freezer and how to save money on your food bills while eating healthier. Learn what to keep on hand for making quick meals. A well-stocked pantry is a toolbox for your recipes. Learn to pack it with wholesome foods for cooking on the spot. Cost $35 Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road.  Register Today

Science on Tap in Portland featuring OSU Food Innovation Center: Get a glimpse of the food development and marketing process for new food items from three of our OSU food scientists at the Oregon Historical Society on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6 – 8 p.m.  Register here and join us for fun, appetizers, beer, wine, taste testing and view the OSU150 Exhibit. $5 OSUAA member or $8 nonmembers. In partnership with Metro Extension Service and Alumni Association.

Food Drive

NEW! Used Book Sale: INTO OSU is hosting a used book sale to benefit the OSU Food Drive. Come by the ILLC during the week of Feb. 19 thru Feb. 23 to browse and buy. Suggested donation: $1 to $5. For questions, contact Erin.Wirkkala@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! EESC Bagel Break: Come and join us for our Bagel Break in 400 Kerr on Feb. 20 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and enjoy Panera bagels, cream cheese, and a beverage. Minimum donation amount will be $3. Please stop by during your break for a delicious morning treat! For questions, contact Noelle.Mills@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Women of NASA Lego Raffle: This month Biological & Ecological Engineering is holding a raffle for a chance to win the Women of NASA Lego kit. Tickets can be purchased in 116 Gilmore Hall throughout the month. Winners will be announced at the end of February. All proceeds go to the Linn Benton Food Share. For questions, email jennifer.cohen@oregonstate.edu, or call 541-737-6292. 

University Information & Technology Online Silent Auction: The auction starts Friday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. and ends at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 28. We’ll be using an online auction tool, 32auctions.com. To view auction items and register to bid, visit our auction website at HERE. Questions? Contact Chris Sinnett via email or phone at chris.sinnett@oregonstate.edu or x79156.

Rummage Sale: Rummage sale: The OSU news office annual rummage sale for the Food Drive takes place Feb. 19 to 23 in the fourth floor lobby of Kerr Admin. Housewares and home decor, books, movies, music, toys, clothing and more. For questions, contact theresa.hogue@oregonstate.edu.

Volunteer at Linn Benton Food Share: This is a repacking event; we will be repackaging 50 pound bags of food into 1 pound bags to be distributed across the community. Wear closed toe shoes and bring a sweatshirt as the warehouse does tend to get a little chilly. Partners and children welcome. RSVP by Feb.16 at jessica.fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.

Hunters and Gatherers Raffle: Fisheries and Wildlife “Hunters and Gatherers” raffle!!! Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. Sample contents include Duck, Venison (steaks & stew meat), Ahi, Halibut, Pheasant, Crab, Blueberries and Jam. Tickets can be purchased from Amber or Gabby in Nash 104 from February 13th thru 28th. Winner selected March 1st. For questions, contact Amber.Ahlgren@oregonstate.edu.

Who Gets the Pie: Who gets the pie, Katie or Bruce?? Come check out the Dueling Duggers Pi Day Face Off in Nash 104 and cast your vote via beans!!! $1 or 1 food/hygiene item for 1 bean OR 6 beans for $5! The Dugger with the most beans in their jar by Feb. 28 gets a pie in the face on Pi Day (3/14/18). For questions, contactAmber.Ahlgren@oregonstate.edu.

Win Candy Jars and More: Visit the XPress Stop at the MU (MU61) from Feb. 12 to Feb. 28 to win Candy Jars and other gifts. Bring 3 cans of food or buy a raffle ticket for $1 to win one or more Jars of Candy and other gifts. All proceeds benefit Linn Benton Food Share! Winners announced in March. For questions, contact norene.collins@oregonstate.edu.

OSU150 Building Bingo, Biological & Ecological Engineering: Daily clues via Facebook/Twitter and in Gilmore Hall. Answers found in the OSU150 App. Get a BINGO and receive an OSU150 prize and a chance at more prizes. Everyone who buys a card is entered to win Women of NASA Legos. Get your card; $1 from 116 Gilmore Hall! For questions, email jennifer.cohen@oregonstate.edu.

College of Forestry Quilt Raffle: Quilt Raffle tickets are on sale now. Contact the email below or visit the College of Forestry in Richardson Hall to get your tickets! $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be held on Feb. 28 at 1 pm. For questions, email Terralyn.Vandetta@oregonstate.edu.

Jamba Juice discount cards: The Honors College is selling Jamba Juice discount cards for $10.  The coupon card gets you a FREE small smoothie and 8 $3 medium smoothies (over $20 in savings!).  To purchase a card, please contact Rylan Good at goodr@oregonstate.edu. All proceeds directly benefit the Linn-Benton Food Bank.

Gift Basket Raffle: Drawings take place on Feb. 21, and 28 at 2 p.m. for four gift baskets. There will be a chef’s basket, Valentine’s Day basket, movie basket, and book basket. Tickets are 1/$1 or 6/$5. See Noelle Mills or Pete Petryszak in 422 Kerr, 8 am to 5 pm, for raffle tickets. For questions, contactNoelle.Mills@oregonstate.edu.

50/50 Cash Raffle: Come try your luck while you stop by for a workout with the Rec Sports 50/50 Cash Raffle. Tickets can be purchased, 7:30 am to 5 pm, through Miles Dodge at the Dixon Recreational Center (just ask the front desk to point you to his office). Winners will be announced at the end of February. $2 for 1 ticket, $5 for 3 tickets, $10 for 8 tickets. For questions please contact miles.dodge@oregonstate.edu.

50/50 Cash Raffle: Through the month of February, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine will be doing a 50/50 cash raffle. Tickets can be purchased through Derrick Padar in the Marguder Hall Atrium. Winners will be announced at the end of February. For questions, email sara.k.smith@oregonstate.edu, or call 541-737-6779.

Book/DVD/Game Sale: Come get your next great book, DVD, or CD at the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine’s used book sale, happening now through the end of February, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Magruder Hall Atrium. All genres available and a large selection to choose from! All proceeds directly benefit the Linn Benton Food Bank. For questions, email allison.lake@oregonstate.edu, or call 541-737-4812.

Take Note 

Will you be in Washington D.C. on March 8? Join D.C.-area alumni for a reception with President Ed Ray and Vice President for Alumni Relations Kathy Bickel to celebrate our 150th anniversary and hear about the exciting work underway to ensure even greater success for future generations of proud graduates. Registration closes March 1.

International student orientation: INTO OSU is looking for volunteers to help at the upcoming Spring 2018 International Student Orientation, which takes place Tuesday, March 27 to Friday, March 30.  Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, practice intercultural communication and gain valuable leadership skills and experience. Use the link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/uhUvQT10xzIF6tq43. Please contact Erica.Mercier@oregonstate.edu if you have any questions.

Help Ecological Engineering students put their projects in action! Senior Design teams are either developing a filter to remove toxic levels of Fluoride from well-water in Cameroon, or developing a nitrate-removing bio-reactor to treat the tile-line water from the OSU dairy facility fields. We hope to send students representing two of the fluoride teams to Cameroon to implement their ideas in collaboration with the Cameroon Institute for Geological and Mining Research Hydrological Research Center, and two students to represent the bioreactors teams to the ACS NORM 2018 Conference. More info about the capstone project and a link to donate can be found at the Ecological Engineering Capstone CREATE Page.

College of Science publishes 2-year Annual ReportThe College of Science published its first external annual report highlighting accomplishments during FY 2015-17. This inaugural publication provides context about who we are, what we have accomplished and current momentum to carry us into the future. The biennial report not only highlights our achievements, but also our investments in faculty, students, facilities, outreach, teaching and research.

Corvallis campus projects – share your insights:  Want to learn more about construction, renovation, transportation and other improvements on the Corvallis campus? Take a short, 4 question survey to determine project communications in the future for the Corvallis campus:  http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_82jAqQDNlceZNYx

Taste Testers Wanted: a fun and tasty way to participate in food research.  The OSU Center for Sensory & Consumer Behavior Research is looking for panelists for consumer taste tests.  Open to all students, faculty and staff.  Panelists receive up to $20/hour for their time.  Tests run throughout the year but panelists choose which tests interest them.  Fill out our questionnaire to get added to our pool at  http://agsci-labs.oregonstate.edu/sensoryresearch/ or call 541-737-6506.

Traffic and Maintenance

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.

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.


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

Office Specialist 2 – The Motor Pool Office invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE) Salary, 12-month Office Specialist 2. Posting # P01379CT, Closes Feb. 16.

AMBC Office – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month, Student Clerical position. Posting #P03233SE. Closes Feb. 16.  Business majors are encouraged to apply. 

The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a Human Resources Retirement Officer. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # P01885UF. Closes Feb. 16.

Regional Director – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a Regional Director. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The region assigned will be East Oregon which will cover Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa counties. The office location will be in one of the East Oregon’s Extension County Offices. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.  Posting # P01870UF.  Closes Feb. 18.

Temporary Publishing Manager – The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) temporary Publishing Manager position. Posting # P00377AW Closes Feb. 19.

Office Manager – The College of Business is seeking an Office Manager for the Faculty Services office. This position is based in a fun, fast-paced office at the heart of the College’s day-to-day operations, and is an excellent opportunity to develop your project management and leadership skills. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Please see Posting # P01904UF. Close Feb 19.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Specialist. As a member of the INTO North America team, the Marketing and Communications Specialist for INTO JV develops print materials and digital content to promote the university and drive student recruitment from global markets to INTO. This position will manage, organize and implement a wide range of projects/ activities/tactics primarily focused on those defined in the recruitment and marketing plan that support student recruitment, education counselor training and enrollment goals. The successful candidate also will be responsible for general center marketing and communications activities, including events planning and center visits from agents and prospective students.  The candidate is expected to work both independently and creatively as well as collaboratively with all stakeholders to achieve goals. For more information or to apply please follow the link:  http://bit.ly/2H1valp, Please apply by Feb. 19.

Finance and Accounting Manager – The Health Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time Finance and Accounting Manager position. Posting #P01902UF.  Full consideration date Feb. 19. Closes March 9.

The University Admin Business Center is seeking one full-time Accountant 1 position at Oregon State University (OSU).  Posting Number: P01376CT. Full consideration is Feb. 19. Closes March 5. 

UPDATED! Coordinator for Outreach and Retention – The College of Pharmacy is expanding its Student Services Office to include a dedicated individual who will focus on enhancing marketing and awareness of professional opportunities in pharmacy, and recruit professional students through direct interactions with advisors and potential students at community and four year colleges throughout the northwest.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Recruiter position.  Posting #P01855UF.  For full consideration apply by Feb. 19.

Recruiter – College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Recruiter position.  Posting #P01855UF.  Closes Feb. 19.

Temporary Cook 2-   OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a Temporary Cook 2. This position is a full-time, temporary position anticipated to end on June 30 . Posting #P01319CT. Closes Feb. 20.

Assistant Director of Advancement – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Assistant Director of Advancement position.  Posting #P01878UF. Position can be located in Corvallis or Portland, OR. Closes Feb. 21.

Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, .70 FTE (28 hours per week), position for an Education Program Assistant (EPA1) with the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service program in Wheeler County. This position is located in Fossil, Oregon.  Posting# P01383CT.  Closes Feb. 21.

Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Auxiliaries & Activates Business Center at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Job duties, qualifications, and application process can be found by visiting http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/  Posting # P01390CT.  Closes Feb 23.

Academic Wage-Salaried: Co-trip Leader Mountaineering Expedition Course – OSU Cascades invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, academic wage salaried position. OSU-Cascades has a short term, academic wage position for 1 individual to co-lead an outdoor trip for a 25 day mountaineering expedition course offered during spring term 2018 from approximately May 8, 2018 to June 4, 2018. May 8 and 9 are preparation days. June 4 is a course finish up day. Posting #P00380AW. Closes Feb. 23.

UPDATED! Student Career Assistant – College of Engineering invites applications for a part-time (.3 FTE) student position. Posting # P03248SE.  Closes Feb. 23.

Oregon State University (OSU) Innovation Hub (IHub) is seeking an Administrator of Operations. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting# P01887UF. Closes Feb. 23.

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

UPDATED! Content Strategist – The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Content Strategist. As a member of EESC’s web and content strategy team, the content strategist contributes project management expertise and also assists with planning, design, and development for the OSU Extension website and other EESC-managed web/technology initiatives and projects. Posting # P01851UF Closes Feb. 25.

Director of Marketing and Enrollment Services – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), director of Marketing and Enrollment Services. This position provides leadership and administrative management to the Marketing and Enrollment Services unit. The director leads a large in-house team, which includes marketing managers, writers, a videographer, graphic designer, web and interactive staff and an enrollment services team overseeing inquiry management. In collaboration with three assistant directors, they develop, implement and evaluate short- and long-term goals related to marketing and enrollment services for Extended Campus programs and units. The director is charged with branding Oregon State Ecampus as a national leader in online education. Posting #P01900UF. Closes Feb 25.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access is seeking an Accommodation Associate. 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 # P01888UF. Closes Feb. 25.

UPDATED! Faculty Research Assistant – The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position that will be located at the OSU North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Reappointment is at the discretion of Regional Director, Department Head, and the Program Leader.  Posting# P01907UF.  Closes Feb. 26. 

Short-term, full-time lab technician needed for forest pollinator research in the Forest Animal Ecology Lab at Oregon State University. A technician is needed during spring 2018 to assist with ongoing research related to forest pollinator health. Duties will include but are not limited to processing and identifying pollen samples, quantifying Osmia lignaria reproductive output, quantifying nest activity from video recordings, rearing Bombus colonies, curating insect specimens, and tasks related to preparation for the 2018 field season. Some fieldwork may be required to assist with stand selection in the Oregon Coast Range, which will include hiking off-trail in challenging conditions (heat, cold, rain, sun, steep slopes, loose rock, hazardous plants), carrying heavy equipment, and navigating through heavily forested areas. Applicants should create a single PDF or MS-Word file that contains (1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the specific duties described in the position description; (2) a full-length CV or resume; and (3) the names and contact information (email, telephone, and mail) of three referees who may be contacted; this document should be emailed to Dr. Sara Galbraith (oregonbeecrew@gmail.com) with “Lab Technician Application 2018” in the subject line. Positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis through Feb. 26.

Accountant 1-   OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for an Accountant 1. This position is a full-time, 1.0 FTE 12-month classified staff position. Posting #P01397CT. Closes Feb. 27.

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 # P01389CT. Closes Feb. 28.

EXTENDED! 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. Closes Feb. 28

Research Coordinator – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement, Extension Service at Oregon State University invites applications for an Outdoor School Evaluation, Assessment, and Research Coordinator. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position to be located in Corvallis, Oregon.  Posting# P01908UF.  Closes Feb. 28.

The College of Education invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed-term appointment. One applicant will be hired to fill the positions of Program Lead/Coordinator (.80 FTE) and an Instructor (.20 FTE) for Counselor Education. Reappointment of these positions is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting #P01865UF. Closes Feb. 28.

The Office of Audit Services is seeking a staff auditor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Chief Audit Executive. Posting # P01876UF. Full consideration Feb. 28. Closes March 30.

Interpersonal Violence Services Coordinator – Counseling and Psychological Services seeks an innovative, trauma-informed clinician to coordinate the Interpersonal Violence Services program in collaboration with numerous offices within OSU and the community. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track, fixed term full-time position. Posting #P01893UF. Closes March 1.

Director of Course Development and Training – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), director of Course Development and Training. The director oversees the production of Ecampus courses and open education multimedia content, as well as media development and production to support other units in the division. Posting #P01911UF. Closes March 4.

CBEE Undergrad Advisor – The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) invites applications for an Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01891UF. Closes March 5.

CBEE Head Undergraduate Advisor – The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Head Undergraduate Advisor. Posting #P01903UF. Closes March 5.

Master Gardener Coordinator – The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service is seeking a Master Gardener Coordinator. This is a part-time, .75 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Southern Oregon Regional Administrator and the Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Program Leader.  Posting# P01909UF.  Closes March 7.

NEW! The Office of Financial Aid is seeking a Financial Aid Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01922UF. Closes March 9.

Enterprise Computing Services is recruiting for one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 3 position at Oregon State University.  Posting # P01358CT. Closes March 15.

Veterinary Technician. Oregon State University’s (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Anesthesia Services.  The hospital is part of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary. This is a full time position.  Posting #PO1316CT. Closes March 18. Mark your application with “Anesthesia” in the notes section under the question;  “which department would you like to work in.”  

The OSU Library is seeking one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month tenure track Assistant Professor.  Posting # P01917UF.  Closes March 19.

The Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation is seeking a Curriculum Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Provost. Posting # P01894UF. Closes April 2. Full-Consideration date is March 19.

Enterprise Computing Services is seeking one Analyst Programmer, Comp Level 2 position for their Data Architecture Team (DATA).  This is a Classified Exempt position.  Posting # P01385CT. Closes March 23.

Kinesiology Experiential Learning Coordinator: College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites application for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Experiential Learning Coordinator. Posting #P01877UF.  For Full Consideration apply by March 31.

Enterprise Computing Services is seeking one Analyst Programmer, Comp Level 2 position for the Hyland Onbase project.  This is a Classified Exempt position that is of Limited Duration (expected to last 2 years).  Posting # P01386CT.  Closes April 10.

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.

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


Corvallis: “We create our future, by well improving present opportunities: however few and small they be.” ~ Lewis Howard Latimer. Chance of rain Friday, high of 51, low of 40. Rain Saturday, rain and snow likely by evening Sunday.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny and then a slight chance of rain and snow Friday. High of 44, low of 31. Chance of rain Saturday, chance of snow Sunday.

Newport: Chance of rain today, high of 51, low of 40. Rain Saturday, rain and snow likely Sunday.

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



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