OSU Today

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 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 boasts high success rate for vaccination requirement (KLCC)

Following an outbreak of the deadly meningococcal b disease, Oregon State University instituted a vaccination requirement policy. Students who do not comply will not be allowed to enroll in classes next term. And that’s not all.

Study finds tuna fisherman who fish along ocean fronts can significantly boost revenue (KCBY)

Results of the study, which was supported by the National Science Foundation and led by Oregon State University, were published today in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science.

String of racial issues at Oregon State have faculty taking notice (KVAL)

Oregon State University is conducting an investigation after a USC basketball player says fans directed racial slurs at her after the game.

Human cells’ remodeling abilities may be key to how cancer spreads (Lund Report)

Research at Oregon State University shows that human cells have tremendous power to mechanically change their surroundings, opening the door to new insights on a variety of physiological processes including how cancer spreads.

The “Black Mirror” scenarios that are leading some experts to call for more secrecy on AI (Technology Review)

Some AI researchers would apparently welcome a more cautious approach. Thomas Dietterich, a professor at Oregon State University who has warned of the criminal potential of AI before, notes that the report’s authors don’t include computer security experts or anyone from the likes of Google, Microsoft, and Apple. “The report seems to have been written by well-intentioned outsiders like me rather than people engaged in fighting cybercrime on a daily basis,” he says.

What a common fish can tell us about Deschutes River pollution (Bend Bulletin)

“They’re beloved, they’re widespread, they’re easy to relate to and they can tell us a lot about water quality,” said Ann Petersen, a biology instructor at Oregon State University-Cascades.

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds (Associated Press)

A study by Oregon State University researchers concludes that brown and black bears, and not birds, as commonly thought, are primary distributers of small fruit seeds in southeast Alaska, spreading the seeds through their excrement.

Rogue entices OSU for $30 million fund (Global University Venturing)

Oregon State University has backed Rogue Venture Partners’ third fund, which is targeting a $30 million close, OregonLive reported yesterday.

Preparing for drought: Commissioners declare drought emergency (Herald & News)

Willie Riggs, director of Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center, told commissioners an acre of wheat feeds 44 people per year; an acre of potatoes feeds 1,355 people per year; an acre of beef feeds around eight people per year; and an acre of dairy cows provides enough milk for around 40,000 half-pint servings.


Boldly Me Health Week– Student Health Services’ Wellness Agents present the second annual Boldly Me Health Week of events from Feb. 19 to 24.  Events are centered around promoting healthy sexuality, consent and increased understanding of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. Event locations vary. All in the OSU community are encouraged to attend. Full list of events can be found here.

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.

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.

NEW! Silent Auction: Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine Silent Auction! CCVM has items that include OSU football tickets, beer and wine packages, Columbia jackets and more! Come check out the auction items in Magruder Hall lobby through Feb. 23. Bidding will end at 4 pm on Friday. For any questions contact Kelly Warner at kelly.warner@oregonstate.edu.

Presentation Open Forums for Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students position finalists: Campus and community partners are invited to attend finalists’ presentations focusing on how OSU’s Dean of Students and the Office of Student Life can make the greatest positive impact on students, faculty, staff, the university community, and the State of Oregon. Open Forums are 10:30 – 11:30 a.m, Feb. 21, 26, and 28 in MU213.  Your participation and support of this recruitment is greatly appreciated. Position information and candidates’ bio information will be available at the sessions. For accommodations related to disability please contact deanofstudents@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9035.

Springtime Bake Sale: Visit the Moreland Hall Foyer on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 8 a.m .to 4 p.m. for some great treats. School of Writing, Literature and Film invites you to come help support the Linn Benton Food Share and enjoy some yummy baked goods. For questions, contact molly.mcferran@oregonstate.edu.

Plant Sale: Plant Sale: Looking for some great additions to your garden? How about a succulent to spruce up your office? All proceeds go to the Linn Benton Food Share. Stop by the first floor of Waldo Hall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Feb. 21. For questions, contact anika.lautenbach@oregonstate.edu.

Winter Career Fair: You’re already innovators in your chosen fields; find an employer who will take you further. Employers at this fair are seeking students to fill jobs and internships in STEM fields, the arts, humanities, business, and healthcare. See all employers attending on Handshake. Check in at LaSells Stewart Center; employers in LaSells Stewart Center, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, and Reser Stadium – Club Level. Feb. 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Vet Med Chili Cook-Off: Decide on the Best Vegetarian Chili, Most Creative Chili, and Best Overall Chili in the Chili Cook-Off! A $5 donation; unlimited tastes, a bowl of chili, cornbread and a drink. The cook-off will be held in the Magruder Hall lobby on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 11:30 a .m. to 1 p.m. For questions, contact Sara Smith at sara.k.smith@oregonstate.edu.

Career Development Action Plans: Workshop hosted by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association; Three panelists will discuss how they evaluated their career aspirations, assessed their opportunities, identified challenges, and utilized professional development tools. Time will be built in for participants to ask questions and share their experiences.  Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.. No charge for PFLA members, $10 non-members.  Hallie Ford Center Room 115 Click to Register.

NEW! Climate Change Lecture by Julia Olson: Next in Spring Creek Project’s Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change series is Julia Olson, executive director and chief legal counsel for Our Children’s Trust. Join us for the screening and discussion at noon Feb. 21 in Bexell Hall 415. Free and open to the public.

OSU-Cascades MS defense: Devin Stucki, candidate for MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society with  Ron Reuter, will present his thesis titled, “Evaluating the effects of traditional harvest and climate on common camus (Carnassia quarnash) in Weippe Praire, Idaho.” Feb. 21, noon, TYKH 207  (Cascades Campus). To watch Devin’s defense online, please contact Ron.Reuter@oregonstate.edu.

College of Forestry Soup Lunch: Join us for the College of Forestry Soup Lunch from Noon to 1 pm, Feb. 21, Richardson Hall 2nd Floor Knuckle. 1 bowl of soup for $3, all you can eat soup for $5; includes bread. Desserts sold separately. For more information, email jessica.fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.

WRGP Winter Seminar Series. Ganti Murthy, of Biological & Ecological Engineering will present, “Are biofuels sustainable? If so, under what conditions? on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at noon-1 p.m. in 260 Strand Hall. Free and open to the public.

 Sexual Health for Folks with Disabilities: Join the Pride Center in partnership with Student Health Services’ Boldly Me for a panel and discussion featuring folks with disabilities from on and off campus around the topic of sexual health within disabled and LGBTQIA+ communities.  Wednesday, Feb. 21 from noon-2 p.m. at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. Visit the Facebook event page for details and updates. To request accommodations related to a disability, please emailPride.Center@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-9161.

Visit the Ocean Observing Center: As part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival come tour OSU’s Ocean Observing Center and see the giant surface buoys, seafloor platforms and underwater robots that OSU scientists use to explore the ocean off the Pacific Northwest coast. – Wednesday, Feb. 21, 126 SW McKenzie, Corvallis. The Ocean Observing Center is home to OSU’s part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, the largest civilian oceanography project in history.

Climate Change Expert and Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar: James Zachos, professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, will be offering a seminar on “Climate Change Careers: How to Make a Difference” on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2-3:30 p.m., at the Science Success Center in Kidder 109.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar (CGRB): Jason Slot, The Ohio State University, will present a seminar “Investigating fungal chemical ecology with evolutionary genomics” on Wednesday, Feb 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

NEW! Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: John M. Eadie, professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology at the University of California, Davis, will give a talk titled “The Weird, Wired Underworld of the Wood Duck: Linking Behavioral Ecology to Population Management.” He will speak on Feb. 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 302.

 The Existential Threat of a North Korean EMP: George Baker and James Gilbert will discuss the physical and political environment surrounding the threat of a North Korean electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Feb. 21, 4 p.m., LPSC Room 125.

Career Connect – The School of History, Philosophy and Religion Career Expo. Featuring reps and professionals from a wide variety of fields, including: Education/Teaching, Journalism, Pre-Med/Public Health, Archives/Library Science, Museums, Public Service – Government/Law/Ministry, Business and Private Sector. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m. Memorial Union, Journey Room: 104.

Saving Atlantis screening: Oregon State University filmmakers will be offering three free special screenings of a feature-length documentary “Saving Atlantis,” which they produced after spending three years traveling around the world to document the decline of coral ecosystems.The screenings, narrated by Emmy-winning narrator Peter Coyote will be held Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center. This event is part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival. For more information, visit communications.oregonstate.edu/sea. For more information on Saving Atlantis and to reserve your FREE tickets, visit coralreefmovie.org.

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.

Corvallis Queer Film Festival 2018: Darkside Cinema, Feb. 21-24. Free admission. All programs contain adult themes, viewer discretion advised. CQFF is a community project sponsored by the School of Language, Culture and Society at OSU. For a full list of films and times: : http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1339742621

OSU Chamber Winds: World premiere of Eric Russell’s “Ashen Sky”; Beethoven Octet, Op. 103; Nardelli “Procession to St. Anthony Church.” Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Benton Hall 303. Free.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Asexual & Aromantic Social: On Thursday, Feb. 22 from noon to 2 p.m., visit the Pride Center for a social gathering held for asexual, aromantic, and questioning folks and their allies to build community. Craft friendship bracelets while creating and enjoying pride parfaits using colorful ingredients (vegan options available). To request accommodations related to a disability, please email Pride.Center@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-9161.

NEW! SEIU event: SEIU Local 83 & Coalition of Graduate Employees sponsoring “Our Union Covers Everyone Campaign” Join in on Monday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Student Experience Center Plaza, to hear from SEIU leaders regarding the Mark Janus Court Case, and about how your union is a benefit to all, hear some very cool music, network with members, and have lunch on us. This campaign will be informative and fun. Please RSVP to burkes@seiu503.org.

NEW! An OSU Faculty Panel- The Value of Hosting Exchange Visitors: Join OSU faculty for a discussion on the value of and experience hosting international exchange visitors on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 1:30 – 3:30 P.M. at the Hallie Ford Center, Room 115.

Wave lab tour: Tour the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory as part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival, Feb. 23, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Art exhibit: An Ocean of Impact art exhibit at the LaSells Stewart Center through March 5, in support of the OSU’s 150th anniversary and the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! 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/.

NEW! Social Security: 7 Keys to Enhancing Benefits: How big a role will Social Security play in your overall retirement plan?  Designed for People 60 and older.  Presented by Kyle King CRPC®, APMA®, Associate Financial Advisor, CFS*.  RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com  Feb. 22, noon, MU 212.

NEW! College of Engineering Presents – Hidden Figures | Modern Figures: Meet Tracy Drain. Reserve your spot for a talk and lunch with Tracy Drain on Feb. 22 from noon-1 p.m. in 112 Kearney Hall. Tracy Drain is a Flight Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Deputy Chief Engineer for the Juno Mission to Jupiter. Free and open to the public, lunch is included and registration is required: bit.ly/TracyDrain. For info, contact events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-47147.

NEW! Critical Intersections Speaking Series: Eddy Francisco Alvarez, Jr. with Portland State University will speak on “Sequins, Sound and Style: Queer Latinx Memories of Arena Night Club in 1990’s Los Angeles.” Thursday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m., Bexell 417.

NEW! Inclusive teaching in the biological sciences: Mary Ellard-Ivey, Professor of Biology at Pacific Lutheran University, will give the Botany & Plant Pathology Department seminar “A Passion for Pedagogy”. She will present evidence-based practices that reach all students in the science classroom and foster an inclusive and equitable environment. She will speak Thursday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Ag Life Sciences (ALS) building, room 4001.

NEW! 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.

NEW! OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Micknai Arefaine and Jeremias Pink, graduate students in Anthropology at OSU, will give presentations on research conducted with support from 2017 OSU Anthropology Graduate Student Research Awards.  Arefaine and Pink will speak on Feb. 23 from noon to 12:50pm in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program’s Lecture Series. Questions? Contact: drew.gerkey@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Stories from 60 Years of Ocean Science: The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences presents a panel discussion on the rich history of ocean science at OSU, as part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival. Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. – noon, Learning Innovation Center, Room 100. Admission is free. Contact Shelly Signs for more information.

NEW! Biochemistry and Biophysics Guest Lecture Seminar:  Bil Clemons, a researcher at Cal-Tech, will present “Structural insights into the targeting of tail-anchored membrane proteins to the ER” on Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m. in ALS 4001. 

NEW! Enhance Your Teaching with Oregon State’s Online E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate. Online program equips you for success in the high-demand field of online course design. Learn more.

NEW! Only a Few Spots Remain in Oregon State’s Social Media and Mobile Marketing Course. Six-week marketing essentials course features renowned digital strategist Mirna Bard. Register now.

NEW! Bring Out the Best in Your Team with the New Online Leadership Development Certificate. In the upcoming March 5 course, you will gain the skills to recognize and highlight the strengths of your team members to achieve higher levels of success. Learn more.

TRIAD meeting: Mark Peters and Ben Lester from the Research Office will present “Drone and autonomous machines, OSU research tools? Or the rise of the machines?”  The meeting will begin at noon on  Feb 22 in MU 211. 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.

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.

GRADx – Ideas in Action: six graduate students share stories that frame their research in an 8-10-minute engaging format inspired by TEDx and Inspiration Dissemination that reach beyond an academic audience and provoke conversations that matter. Feb. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Milam Auditorium Room 026. Free. Open to all. Followed by short networking/discussion event. Cash bar & hors-d’oeuvres.

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

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.

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

Food Drive

NEW! Death by Donutz Sale: Join BEE in 116 Gilmore Hall for a delicious donut donated for the Food Drive by Death by Donutz! Stop by February 22 from 8 am 20 noon. A minimum $2 donation per donut or two for $3, with all donations going to the 2018 Food Drive. For questions, email jennifer.cohen@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Burrito Bar Lunch: Join the Arts and Science Business Center in Cordley Hall 2046 from 11:30 am to 2 pm and build your own burrito! Recommended donation is $6. Soda will be available for $1. For questions, contact christina.saechao@oregonstate.edu.

 EMT Food Drive Soup Kitchen: Join us for hot soup on a cold day. Thursday, Feb. 22, noon to 1 p.m. in Ag Life Sciences 1019. Vegetarian Chili, Wild Rice & Mushroom, Chicken Tortilla, Minestrone, and Thai Coconut Shrimp soups with bread/crackers/toppings. $5 suggested donation. For questions, contact mary.mucia@oregonstate.edu.

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.

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 Feb. 13 thru 28. 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 

NEW! 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.

Kerr Visitor Services: Now open: A new visitor services desk has been unveiled in the Kerr Administration Building. This is a point of welcome and assistance for all visitors to Kerr. In addition to providing increased visitor information services for the entire building, new visitor services coordinators will help implement new safety procedures for the building. Please direct questions to 541-737-7740.

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Radiation Center: Due to continued support work of the Jefferson Way Tunnel project four parking spaces will be closed on the north side of Jefferson Way, west of 35th Street and five parking spaces, two are service spaces in the SE Corner of the Radiation Center will not be available. The closure will be Feb. 21 -23. (View Map).

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.

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. 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.

EXTENDED! Temporary Publishing Manager The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) temporary Publishing Manager position. Posting number: P00377AW Closes Feb. 26.

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.

Finance Specialist/Advisor (Part-Time) This position will work on the INTO OSU Finance Team as a Finance Specialist/Advisor providing support to INTO OSU students with communication and advisement relating to their student accounts. This position will utilize communication skills to provide quality advice and support for students, staff, agents and parents. This position works with minimal supervision utilizing independent judgement, under the direction of the Finance Business Partner. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=37998&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Please apply by 5 p.m. Feb. 28.

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.

Property Specialist 2 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one Property Specialist 2 position.  This is a full-time, 12-month, classified position.  Posting # P01405CT.  Closes March 5.

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

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.

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.  Closes March 9.

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


OSU150 fun fact: Vance DeBar “Pinto” Colvig, an art student in the 1910s, was the first Bozo the Clown. He also provided the voice for Disney characters including Goofy, along with Grumpy and Sleepy in Snow White.

Corvallis: “You don’t sing to feel better. You sing ‘cause that’s a way of understanding life.” ~ Ma Rainey. Chance of rain or snow after 4 p.m. High of 41, low of 30. Snow showers likely before 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Scattered snow showers today, high of 29, low of 15. Chance of snow showers tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of rain and snow after 4 p.m., high of 42, low of 34. Chance of rain and snow tomorrow.

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



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