Campus pulls together in aftermath of fire (LIFE@OSU)
An extraordinary effort by more than 100 Oregon State University staff and professional faculty in the wake of a disastrous fire is being honored today by President Ed Ray at a private luncheon.
Rally at Oregon State draws 150 (Oregonian)
Despite the closure of the Memorial Union Quad at Oregon State University because of ESPN Game Day’s coverage of the Civil War, about 150 people showed up on the MU’s steps to tie on white arm bands at the Rally for Peace, a response to Sunday morning’s burning of a Corvallis mosque. (See also KEZI, Gazette-Times, KVAL, KATU, KUOW)
Al Reser honored in new book (Portland Business Journal)
Al Reser truly led a charmed life. That life is detailed in a new book, “No Small Potatoes,” which was released earlier this week by Oregon State University Press for the OSU Alumni Association.
There’s a war brewing between the Ducks and the Beavers. That will be decided in Reser Stadium on Saturday. But Thursday, both schools duked it out in another battle which included donning togas. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Michael Obers shows us. (See also KGW, Gazette-Times, KDRV)
From now through Saturday you can join the Civil War Food Battle and end hunger in Oregon one text at a time.
Two very different images are emerging of the 19-year-old who allegedly plotted to bomb Portland’s Christmas tree lighting. The first is of a student who liked basketball and engineering. The second is of a young man — angry at his parents — bent on killing fellow Americans.
Couple’s $860,000 gift to OSU will help develop new cheeses (Gazette-Times)
Some new cheeses will be developed in Oregon thanks to an $860,000 donation to Oregon State University. (See also KVAL)
An Oregon scientist is helping a Russian-U.S. research team track an endangered western gray whale by satellite to learn more about migration routes and breeding grounds. Bruce Mate is director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, and was a pioneer in the use of satellites to track whales beginning in the late 1970s.
Vintage goods a toxic threat to yuppies (Science A GoGo)
Toys, home décor items, crockery, architectural salvage, kitchen utensils and jewelry purchased through antique stores, junk shops and thrift sales have been found to contain surface lead concentrations more than 700 times higher than the federal limit. The researchers, Laurel Sharmer of the State University of New York, Anna Harding of Oregon State University and Steven Shackley of the University of California, Berkeley, purchased a collection of used items from second-hand stores, junk shops and antiques stores in Virginia, New York and Oregon. (See also UPI, Oregonian, Consumer Affairs, KTVZ )
Oregon’s annual harvest is well over a third of the nation’s total of 23 million to 25 million, according to Mike Bondi, an Oregon State University forestry professor.
The 30th Annual Holiday Marketplace takes place Dec. 3 -4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The event features handcrafted items, fine art and specialty foods made by Oregon artisans. Live Entertainment. The event is free and open to the public.
Intermediate and advanced choral conducting students from Oregon State University’s Department of Music will give their public recital at a special Music à la Carte on Friday, Dec. 3, in the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. The free, public concert begins at noon. The students, in rotation as conductors, will lead the University Chorale in a seasonal concert that will finish out the term for the lunch hour concert series. Also on the program will be the Corvallis Community Choir, conducted by OSU music alumnus Shayne Flock. Please note the venue change to First United Methodist Church, just for this concert. The regular Music a la Carte concert series will resume for winter term on Jan. 14, with OSU Outspoken, the men’s a cappella group, performing at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/music/chorus
Finding Balance Through Yoga Dec. 3, 4 to 6 p.m, at the Women’s Center. Introductory yoga class focused on finding balance in your hectic and stressful daily routine.
Spa Night, Dec. 3, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Women’s Center. Pamper yourself at the end of dead week. Free massages, manicures, pedicures, face masks, and chocolate. Feel free to bring your own beauty supplies if you have them. As always, all genders are welcome to participate.
Applications for the 2011 Master Gardener Program are due today. The 11-week course meets each Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Electrical Training Center in Tangent. Class subjects include botany basics, soil management, plant nutrition, pest identification and control, diagnosis of plant problems, growing vegetables, lawns, and fruit trees. Weekly instructors include Oregon State University teaching and Extension faculty, experienced Master Gardeners and other professionals. After completion of training, participants volunteer 66 hours of time answering gardening questions and the OSU Extension Office and at educational gardening events throughout the gardening season. For more information, visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/horticulture/mg or call 541-766-6750
The Children’s Holiday Party takes place Dec. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union. Register online at http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/childrens-party-2010.
OSU Music and the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra invite you to celebrate the season with a popular campus tradition: the annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. This showcase of talent from the OSU music program features faculty soloists, chamber ensembles, and three choirs, highlighted with a performance of Otto Nicolai’s Mass in D Major, featuring the OSU Chamber Choir with Steven Zielke conducting and faculty soloists Janet Hackett, soprano; Nicola Nine-Zielke, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Larson, tenor and Richard Poppino, baritone. The concert will culminate in an audience sing along of holiday carols and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah.” Advance tickets are on sale now at http://ticketsoregon.com . For more information go to http://cosusymphony.org .
The Search Committee for a Director of the Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC)/Campus Attending Veterinarian has invited two candidates to the campus to interview. Dr. James Wilkerson will interview on Dec. 6-7. Dr. Wilkerson is the Acting Director of the Laboratory Animal Resource Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Barton Weick will interview on Dec. 9-10. Dr. Weick is the Animal Program Director for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health. The campus research community can meet the candidates at Open Forums to be held on Dec. 6 and Dec. 9 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Powell Leadership Center/Journey (Memorial Union first floor).
Larry Roper will be presenting a book review of “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” by Michael Lewis at noon, Dec. 8, at the Corvallis Library, as part of the Random Reviews series.
The Office of Admissions will be hosting a farewell reception to celebrate the 15 years that Michele Sandlin has worked at Oregon State University. Michele will be missed around the OSU Community. The reception will be on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Office of Admissions 104 Kerr Administration Building.
OSU’s Africa Initiative will host Aprovecho directors Fred Colgan and Damon Ogle on Wednesday, Dec. 8, noon to 1 p.m. in 448 Snell Hall. Aprovecho is a non-profit research and education center that focuses on appropriate technology, sustainable forestry, permaculture and organic agriculture. Colgan and Ogle have recently returned from Nigeria and Uganda, where they have been working to introduce efficient wood cook stoves. See their website at http://www.aprovecho.net/ .
The Africa Initiative at Oregon State University is a multi-disciplinary network of faculty, students, and community members with interest and/or experience in Africa. In addition to networking within OSU, the Africa Initiative creates linkages with other state, regional, national, and international institutions with a focus on Africa.
All those with an interest in Africa are welcome to join. A light lunch is provided, so an RSVP is appreciated but not required. For more information, contact Marion McNamara (email@example.com).
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night takes place Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the OSU Bookstore. There will be discounts in every department. Free giftwrap is available.
Polly Jeneva, the longest tenured advisor at Oregon State University, is retiring at the end of this year. A reception in Jeneva’s honor will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 in the Memorial Union Journey Room. Jeneva has been at OSU since 1985 and with the College of Liberal Arts since 1993. She was appointed head advisor of CLA in 1997. She has been the recipient of the Hovland Service Award and the OSU Academic Advising Award. She served the OSU community in other capacities as well, including serving as usher for the OSU symphony. Jeneva’s career at OSU gave her the opportunity to travel internationally, as well as to attend many professional advising conferences over the years. In honor of Jeneva’s years of service to OSU, a memorial scholarship which honors Jeneva’s mother, the Genevieve A. Pershke Scholarship Fund, has been set up through the OSU Foundation.
“Enchanted Evening with Michael Allen Harrison,” concert hosted by the OSU Alumni Association on Thursday, Dec. 9. Social/Heavy appetizers begin at 6 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m. Along with pianist Harrison will be violinist Aaron Meyer, and vocals by Julianne Johnson. Tickets: OSU Alumni Assoc. members – $50, non-members – $55. Call the OSU Alumni Association at 541-737-7844, or register online at osualum.com (click on events) by Dec. 5.
An ODOT Project Update on projects related to downtown Corvallis and Peoria Road will take place Dec. 9, noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union, room 109. The projects include one designed to improve safety at the Peoria Road intersection on Hwy. 34, a south bypass on Groves Lane on Hwy. 34, and a signal timing project for downtown Corvallis. There will be a short discussion and a question and answer period. For more information call 541-757-4164.
Steve LeBoeuf has worked for OSU in the Environmental Health & Safety department for twenty years. He’s leaving us at the end of the year. Please join his friends and colleagues from Facilities Services, Environmental Health and Safety for light refreshments as we wish Steve good luck on his new endeavors. The reception takes place Dec. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. in MU 212.
News for Employees
NEW! Classified staff and Faculty, you have the opportunity to help make the season brighter for a couple of families that serve our campus. SEIU Classified Members are holding an Electronic Giving Tree. We are putting out a call for the items on our Electronic Giving Tree. This is a chance for us to help out some of our co-workers/families who are in need during the holiday season. Please check out our Web Site for a gift tag and information. http://local083.seiu503.org .
NEW! The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – International Science and Education (ISE) Grants Program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/ise.html. USDA – NIFA – ISE program site: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/educationinternationalscience.cfm Letters of intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Friday, Dec. 17, and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.
NEW! The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation – Census Research Network (CRN) program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/crn.html NSF – CRN program site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10621/nsf10621.htm. Letters of intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to email@example.com. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.
NEW! The submission deadline for the 2011 Distinguished Professor nominations has been extended to Friday, Dec. 10. The deadline is extended due to the technological challenges and delays experienced by departments due to the fire damage incurred in buildings last Wednesday. The recognition is given to active OSU faculty members who have achieved national and/or international stature as a result of their contributions to scholarship/creative activity, research, education, and service, and whose work has been notably influential in their fields of specialization.The title will be awarded to faculty who are not only highly regarded for their previous accomplishments, but who are also expected to continue their extraordinary work. Hence, emeritus professors are not eligible. Distinguished Professors possess this title for as long as they remain at OSU. They will also receive a modest stipend. Nominations are due by Friday, Dec. 10. For more information, go to http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/provost/awards
OUS Sustainability Conference, Feb. 28, 2011. In 2008, OUS held its first system-wide sustainability conference at UO in Eugene. This successful event, attended by nearly 300 participants, brought together students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the State Board of Higher Education to discuss green purchasing, energy management, co-curricular activities, and alternative transportation within OUS. The 2011 conference will be held in Corvallis at the CH2MHill Alumni Center. Mark your calendars and check http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/ous-sustainability-conference for more information.
PeaceJam and Amnesty International at OSU invite you to participate in Amnesty International’s Global Write-a-thon, the largest global letter writing campaign, to mark the International Day of Human Rights on Dec. 10 by writing letters to demand that the rights of individuals are respected, protected and fulfilled. We are trying to partner with as many people as possible to spread the word and make the event as big as possible. The Kick Off event will be this Friday, December 3rd from 11:30-2:30 in the MU Board Room. Take just a few minutes and stop by and write a letter to make a difference for human rights! Come whenever, and stay as long as you’d like. We are tabling in the Trysting Tree Lounge the week of Dec. 6-10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will also have the MU Council Room on Friday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. so you can write letters on your own time and drop them off to us to send them out. Here’s the link for the campaign: http://www.amnestyusa.org/writeathon/index.php.
Lightly used professional business attire is being sought for the 6th Annual Career Wardrobe Makeover event scheduled for Feb. 10, 2011 in OSU MU Ballroom. The OSU MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) Chapter hosts the event along with OSU Career Services. Donations accepted at OSU Bookstore Beaver Fan Shop, 121 SW Morrison #120, Portland, and OSU Career Services, 8 Kerr Administration Bldg, basement. Questions and employer site pickup arrangements can be directed to Wanda.Crannell@oregonstate.edu, 541 737-2999.
The annual Charitable Fund Drive is one way in which OSU employees can make a measurable difference in the communities we live. Last year, 247 OSU employees donated $126,700 – an 8 percent increase over the previous year. To date, 55 OSU employees have donated a total of $34,408. Meanwhile, UO has had 573 employees who have donated $188,091 so far. You can help improve our numbers by going to http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/ or by sending your personalized form to 2010 CFD, 100 LaSells Stewart Center. Donate to a cause that’s nearest to your heart – you have so many to choose from. You have until Jan. 31, 2011.
Winter term RecSports memberships are now available for purchase – for you and/or your affiliate. Get a jump on the New Year’s Resolution crowd and ensure your access now through Winter Break to April 1, 2011. Questions? Contact the Recreation Services desk at 541-737-3736.
Because there is nothing civil about hunger, fans of OSU and UO now have a way to show their support that directly benefits local food banks. To participate in this texting battle, participants can text to 20222 to make a donation for hunger relief. Typing the message “GoDucks5″ or “GoBeavs5″ will allow you to donate $5. To donate $10 type “GoDucks10″ or “GoBeavs10.” The Civil War Food Battle takes place through Dec. 4. Proceeds will benefit Linn Benton Food Share, Food For Lane County and the other Regional Food Banks of the Oregon Food Bank Network. Donations will be added to your cell phone bill or deducted from prepaid balances.
The 2011 MLK. Jr. planning committee for this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (Jan. 10-19, 2011) welcomes your nominations for the Phyllis S. Lee Award and the Frances Dancy Hooks Award. The Frances Dancy Hooks Award recognizes students, staff or faculty who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “Walks the Talk.” The Phyllis S. Lee Award honors a member of the OSU community who exemplifies Dr. Lee’s commitment and dedication to social justice and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The awards will be presented at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast on Jan. 17, 2011. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 3. For more information see http://oregonstate.edu/affact/phyllis-s-lee-award and http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/sites/default/files/osu-today/hooks.pdf
The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Faculty Release Time (FRT) 2010-11 release for Spring term 2011. Applications are due in the Research Office by Monday, Dec.6. The complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria may be accessed on the Research Office website: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt.htm If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Graduate School is pleased to announce a request for proposals under the 2011-12 University Graduate Laurels Block Grant Program. The UGLBG enables graduate programs to compete for and manage Laurels Graduate Scholarships in conjunction with other graduate student financial support resources. The deadline is Dec. 15. For complete information see: University Graduate Laurels Block Grant Program
The Horticulture Club is selling poinsettias on Nov. 29-Dec. 3 as a fundraiser for the club. The plants are $14 each and come in red, white or ‘shimmer surprise.’ They are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, at the OSU greenhouses on Monday and Tuesday, at Kelley Engineering on Wednesday and in the lobby of Kerr Admin on Thursday and Friday.
Customer Service Representative, Office of Admissions at Oregon State University Office Specialist 2. F/T. Major duties include working in a fast paced, high volume environment responding to requests for admissions and general university information. This position answers a high volume of phones calls and emails. The successful candidate must have strong communication skills both verbal and written. To review posting and to apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #0006626 Closing date Dec. 15. OSU is an AA/EOE.
Oregon State University’s Division of Earth Systems Science invites applications for an Assistant Professor. This is a 0.75 FTE, 12-month or 1.0 FTE, 9-month tenure-track position (at the discretion of the Department Head). Though this tenure track position will be offered at 0.75 FTE, the incumbent is authorized and encouraged to increase his/her working FTE up to 1.0 by securing other sources of funding for the additional 0.25 FTE. The Division seeks an individual to develop vigorous research, teaching, and outreach programs focused on earth systems modeling, specifically terrestrial biophysics-biogeochemistry modeling at multiple scales that incorporates spatial and in situ observations. To view posting and apply go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs by Jan. 31, 2011. Posting #0006556
Faculty Research Assistant, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. This position provides programming, database management, and data analysis services in support of a project that investigates trends in vegetation biomass over time in relation to field-recorded and remote sensing-detected disturbances in western forests. For review of the full position announcement, or to apply: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #0006619. For additional information on the position, contact Andrew Gray (541-750-7252 or email@example.com) or Vicente Monleon (541-750-7299 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Western Regional Sun Grant Center, managed by the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, invites applications for a Director. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month administrative position that could be hired with tenure, depending on qualifications. For detailed position description and application procedures, see posting number 0006539 at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing date is Dec. 20. OSU is an AA/EOE.
Dean of the Graduate School – The Provost and Executive Vice President seeks an outstanding academic leader from within Oregon State University to shape our strategic directions in graduate education. The Dean of the Graduate School provides leadership for and is the principal architect of the University’s graduate agenda. The Dean position requires vigorous collaboration with a wide range of constituents, including fellow Deans, OSU faculty, administrators, and others. The Dean is a member of the Provost’s Council. This is a 1.0 FTE, 12-month position. For more information and to apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ (posting number 0006611) – materials should be submitted by Dec. 31, 2010 to receive full consideration.
Assistant/Associate Professor — College of Education, Oregon State University, F/T, tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership with specific emphasis in the Community College Leadership Program. The Community College Leadership Program prepares individuals for administrative leadership roles in community and technical college settings. To review posting & apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting # 0005366. Closing date: Dec. 15. OSU is an AA/EOE and has a practice of being responsive to dual-career needs.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and the OSU Extension Service invites applications (internal to OSU Employees only) for a fixed-term, limited-duration, Interim Superintendent and Staff Chair position. This is an opportunity for an existing OSU employee during the OSU Extension Service organizational transformation and the NWREC strategic planning process. OSU faculty who have a tenure/tenure-track appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor are encouraged to apply; the successful applicant’s current academic position will be put on hold while working in the interim leadership position. This interim position will provide supervision of research and extension faculty at the NWREC and off-station activities in the Northern Willamette Valley and is estimated to be 50-75% of the position; the remainder will be existing program delivery. The NWREC serves the ornamental nursery, Christmas tree, small fruit and vegetable crops that comprise Oregon’s largest agricultural industries. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ Posting 0006603. Closing date: Dec. 8. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The USGS – Oregon Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, housed within the OSU Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, invites applications for a Research Wildlife Biologist/Assistant Unit Leader position. This is a GS-12, full-time, permanent position with advancement potential to GS-15. For more detail and application instructions, go to: www.usajobs.gov, Announcement #ATL-2011-0071. Closing date is Dec. 30.
The Department of Wood Science & Engineering, seeks applicants for a part-time, .75 FTE, 12-month tenure-track, research and teaching faculty position that will advance the efficient use of renewable plant-based materials for engineering applications, buildings and/or consumer products and similar end-uses. To see the full position announcement or to apply, see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #0006461. For full consideration applications must be received by Jan. 10, 2011.
The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Academic Advisor position. To apply and for more details and application instructions, go to: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting # 0006568. Closing date Dec 9. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Systems Biology. To apply and for a complete position announcement see: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #0006512. For full consideration, please apply by Jan. 15, 2011. OSU is an AA/EOE.
The College of Education seeks applicants for three full-time 9-month tenure-track teaching and research positions. Candidates will need to submit their materials online at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/, applying to the specific posting number for each open position. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is required of all candidates. Closing date for full consideration is Dec. 31. OSU is an AA/EOE and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.
Assistant or Associate Professor: An earned doctorate in elementary science education or education with elementary science focus, minimum 2 years of public-school teaching experience (K-8) required. Apply to posting #0006421.
Assistant Professor: An earned doctorate in educational leadership or a closely related field (e.g., higher education, adult education, organization and human resource development), a minimum of 2 years of teaching and advising experience at the college/university level, active research agenda focused on educational policy issues, evidence of scholarly writing, evidence of research collaborations or partnerships within and outside the university required. Apply to posting #0006420.
Assistant Professor: Minimum 2 years teaching experience in K-12 setting, university teaching experience, earned doctorate in field related to ESOL and bilingual education or ABD with doctorate imminent, research and teaching background in ESOL and bilingual education required. Apply to posting #0006419.
The College of Health and Human Sciences is building on existing strengths in the core disciplines of public health and human sciences by hiring 10 – 17 new tenure track faculty (assistant or associate professor rank, full-time, 9-month) to establish an accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS). To see specific position announcements, job descriptions, and requirements, and to apply, go to:
Assistant/Associate Professors – Health Policy: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57400
Assistant/Associate Professors – Environmental & Occupational Health/Safety: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57402
Assistant/Associate Professors – Epidemiology: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57416
Corvallis: Fog, like two ghostly bookends, will start and end our day, but in between, this last day of Dead Week will be surprisingly sunny. Today’s high will be 43 with a crisp overnight low of 31. Tomorrow and Sunday there’s a chance of showers with the low temperatures dipping dangerously near freezing, but so far no white stuff is expected. Things will be warming up by Sunday night.
Bend: Today may be the only clear day we have for awhile but the mostly sunny skies won’t warm us too much with a high near 36 degrees. Overnight temperatures will plummet down around 20 degrees with more chances of snow. Keep a look out this weekend for Oregon fans as it may appear to be raining Ducks, which will undoubtedly produce some rather fowl weather indeed.